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* AcademicAthlete: In the fourth film Drew seems to have an idea what Coe is talking about as she brings up a book she read for class.

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* AcademicAthlete: In the fourth film swim team member Drew seems to have an idea what Coe Chloe is talking about as she brings up a book she read for class.



* CluelessDeputy: Every now and then. The Dale from the second film stands out, being tougher than usual, but not appearing to know about Freedom of Speech (or maybe he just doesn't care) and condescendingly boasting about having tied a secure knot around the crocodiles mouth [[InstantlyProvenWrong right before it breaks loose and eats him]].

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* CluelessDeputy: Every now and then. The Dale from the second film stands out, being tougher than usual, but not appearing to know about Freedom of Speech (or maybe he just doesn't care) and condescendingly boasting about having tied a secure knot around the crocodiles mouth [[InstantlyProvenWrong right before it breaks loose and eats him]].


* ProperlyParanoid: In an example which has nothing to do with the crocodiles, Brett follows Ellie to the lake in the third movie due to being convinced that one of the boys she left with is perving after her, and he's shown to be write.

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* ProperlyParanoid: In an example which has nothing to do with the crocodiles, Brett follows Ellie to the lake in the third movie due to being convinced that one of the boys she left with is perving after her, and he's shown to be write.right.


** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]; the characters openly debate what the hell a giant saltwater crocodile is doing in a Maine lake. The crocodile expert thinks that, miraculously, [[HandWave it swam across two separate oceans]]. Mrs. Bickerman states that it just showed up one day and hasn't left since.

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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]; the characters openly debate what the hell a giant saltwater crocodile is doing in a Maine lake.lake in Maine. The crocodile expert thinks that, miraculously, [[HandWave it swam across two separate oceans]]. Mrs. Bickerman states that it just showed up one day and hasn't left since.

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* AcademicAthlete: In the fourth film Drew seems to have an idea what Coe is talking about as she brings up a book she read for class.


** In the third movie, Ellie went on the trip to get away from Brett, and his following her out there might be a bit stalker-esque, but they do have a nice moment when the reunite during the chaos.

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** In the third movie, Ellie went on the trip to get away from Brett, and his following her out there might be a bit stalker-esque, but they do have a nice moment when the they briefly reunite during the chaos.



* BigBad: The giant crocodile terrorizing the lake.

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* BigBad: The giant crocodile crocodiles terrorizing the lake.


* LovableAlphaBitch: Lovable might be putting it too strong, but Brittany from the fourth movie starts out as a more generic AlphaBitch before showing some more admirable aspects later one. From her first scene, she is jealous of Chloe (who has some mild chemistry with her boyfriend Drew) from the get go and doesn't hesitate to peck away at Chloe through AccidentalMisnaming and AntiIntellectualism, as well as having sex with Drew to further make up his mind. Once the giant crocodiles attack though, she displays real concern for the others and does try to save someone whose being eaten. Afterwards, she is clearly traumatized by what happened and shows a much softer attitude towards Chloe and her friend Elaine throughout the attempts to escape the creatures, never questioning them or [[TheMillstone endangering the rest of the group]].

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* LovableAlphaBitch: Lovable might be putting it too strong, but Brittany from the fourth movie starts out as a more generic AlphaBitch before showing some more admirable aspects later one. on. From her first scene, she is jealous of Chloe (who has some mild chemistry with her boyfriend Drew) from the get go and doesn't hesitate to peck away at Chloe her through AccidentalMisnaming and AntiIntellectualism, as well as having sex with Drew to further make up his mind. Once the giant crocodiles attack though, she displays real concern for the others and does try to save someone whose being eaten. Afterwards, she is clearly traumatized by what happened and shows a much softer attitude towards Chloe and her friend Elaine throughout the attempts to escape the creatures, never questioning them or [[TheMillstone endangering the rest of the group]].


* AssholeVictim: ''Lake Placid 2'' goes out of its way to identify every single victim as a jerk in some way, in some cases literally moments before they die.

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* AssholeVictim: ''Lake Placid 2'' goes out of its way to identify every single victim victim, with the arguable exceptions of [[spoiler: Frank and Ahmad]] as a jerk in some way, in some cases literally moments before they die.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brittany in fourth film, displays some casual AntiIntellectualism and jealousy towards Chloe (who has a little flirtation with her boyfriend), but does help try to pull one of her teammates to safety when he's being eaten and in the aftermath of the first attack, is solemn and upset without being [[HystericalWoman hysterical]] or TheMilstone, and seems grateful for Elaine asking if she's ok.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brittany in fourth film, displays some casual AntiIntellectualism and jealousy towards Chloe (who has a little flirtation with her boyfriend), but does help try to pull one of her teammates to safety when he's being eaten and in the aftermath of the first attack, is solemn and upset without being [[HystericalWoman hysterical]] or TheMilstone, TheMillstone, and seems grateful for Elaine asking if she's ok.



* TheReveal: Mr. Bickerman, the husband of Mrs. Bickerman of the original ''Lake Placid'' was the veterinarian of the hybrid crocs. When the organization he was working for ordered the eradication of the crocodiles, he secretly rebelled and save the crocs and took one to his home on Lake Placid, Maine kickstarting the first movie.



* TheReveal: Mr Bickerman, the husband of Mrs Bickerman of the original Lake Placid was the veterinarian of the hybrid crocs. When the organization he was working for ordered the eradication of the crocodiles, he secretly rebelled and save the crocs and took one to his home on Lake Placid, Maine kickstarting the first movie.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Sheriff Giove and Ryan Loflin are seen having a nice moment in ''Lake Placid the Finale Chapter'', then going off together and waking up in bed the next morning, somewhat sated and happy. This is contrasted with Brittany leading off Drew to have sex, partially to keep him from pursuing Chloe instead of her, although interestingly, that scene receives the same, tender musical accompaniment as the two adults get, and both of them seeming to have a good time, arguably providing a subtle indication that Brittany and Drew aren't meant to be demonized for it.


It spawned five [[MadeForTVMovie Made for TV sequels]], the last of which serves as a [[Film/LakePlacidVsAnaconda crossover]] with ''{{Film/Anaconda}}''. A fifth was released in 2018, but is InNameOnly, ignoring all previous films apart from a quick mention of the original.

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It spawned five [[MadeForTVMovie Made for TV sequels]], the last fourth of which serves as a [[Film/LakePlacidVsAnaconda crossover]] with ''{{Film/Anaconda}}''. A fifth was released in 2018, but is InNameOnly, ignoring all previous films apart from a quick mention of the original.


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** In the third movie, [[spoiler: Ellie]] is this to the group of teenagers, and has many of the required character traits for the trope (she does get naked in one scene, but only while changing), although [[spoiler: Nathan and his wife and son]] also survive the movie.


* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]]. A more awesome, non-human example comes [[spoiler: in the first film, with Hank blowing away the second crocodile with the grenade launcher within seconds of it showing itself and attacking]].

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]].fanfare after being a prominent presence throughout the movie and getting some CharacterDevelopment]]. A more awesome, non-human example comes [[spoiler: in the first film, with Hank blowing away the second crocodile with the grenade launcher within seconds of it showing itself and attacking]].


''Lake Placid'' is a movie made in 1999 combining comedy and horror and starring Creator/BillPullman, Bridget Fonda, Creator/BrendanGleeson, and Creator/OliverPlatt with a plot revolving around a giant crocodile owned by Creator/BettyWhite.

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''Lake Placid'' is a movie made in 1999 combining comedy and horror and starring Creator/BillPullman, Bridget Fonda, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/BrendanGleeson, and Creator/OliverPlatt with a plot revolving around a giant crocodile owned by Creator/BettyWhite.


* DoomedPredecessor: The most recent film has some environmental activists going to investigate alleged pollution at an area couple of friends contacted them about. They find the dead body of one of those friends, and an ApocalypticLog of the other one before the start being attacked.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]]. A more awesome, non-human example comes [[spoiler: in the first film, with Hank blowing away the second crocodile with the grenade launcher within seconds of it showing itself and attacking]].
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Elaine comments on how Brittany's butt looks in a bikini in the fourth movie.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]]. A more awesome, non-human example comes [[spoiler: in the first film, with Hank blowing away the second crocodile with the grenade launcher within seconds of it showing itself and attacking]].
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Elaine comments on how Brittany's butt looks in a bikini in the fourth movie.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Hector's expression ''screams'' this after he dives close to the crocodile to see it closer and then finds it staring at him, while glimpsing how big it is.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]].

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: On occasion. In the second movie [[spoiler: after being a nice member of the main party, and having witnessed and survived an earlier alligator attack, Frank is just knocked into a tree by a random tail swipe of a crocodile and apparently breaks his neck]] and in the fourth movie [[spoiler: Brittany is decapitated after being CaughtInASnare when the alligator bites up at her, with little fanfare]]. A more awesome, non-human example comes [[spoiler: in the first film, with Hank blowing away the second crocodile with the grenade launcher within seconds of it showing itself and attacking]].



* TheHero: Jack Wells.

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* TheHero: Jack Wells.Wells, the primary POV character and hunter of the crocodile for the first movie, as well as a friend of its victim, and the male half of the romantic couple.


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* LovableAlphaBitch: Lovable might be putting it too strong, but Brittany from the fourth movie starts out as a more generic AlphaBitch before showing some more admirable aspects later one. From her first scene, she is jealous of Chloe (who has some mild chemistry with her boyfriend Drew) from the get go and doesn't hesitate to peck away at Chloe through AccidentalMisnaming and AntiIntellectualism, as well as having sex with Drew to further make up his mind. Once the giant crocodiles attack though, she displays real concern for the others and does try to save someone whose being eaten. Afterwards, she is clearly traumatized by what happened and shows a much softer attitude towards Chloe and her friend Elaine throughout the attempts to escape the creatures, never questioning them or [[TheMillstone endangering the rest of the group]].


* JerkassToOne: Brittany is cold and snarky towards Chloe (although not too much) but doesn't seem to have issues with anyone else.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brittany in fourth film, displays some casual AntiIntellectualism and jealousy towards Chloe (who has a little flirtation with her boyfriend), but does help try to pull one of her teammates to safety when he's being eaten and in the aftermath of the first attack, is solemn and upset without being [[HystericalWoman hysterical]] or TheMilstone, and seems grateful for Elaine asking if she's ok.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Brittany in the fourth movie is a possibly unintentional example. She's the sexually active girlfriend of the resident MrFanservice and displays some casual AntiIntellectualism and jealousy towards Chloe (who has a little flirtation with her boyfriend), but doesn't go out of her way to be mean to anyone, does help try to save Dennis when he's being eaten and in the aftermath of the first attack, is solemn and upset without being [[HystericalWoman hysterical]] or TheMilstone, and seems grateful for Elaine asking if she's ok.

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