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''Legendary Assassin'' (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Creator/WuJing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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''Legendary Assassin'' (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Creator/WuJing Creator/WuJing, who made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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* BladeOnAStick: In the opening assassination scene, Bo, after killing Ma and his bodyguards, relieves Ma of his head using a ''guandao''.


''Legendary Assassin'' (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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''Legendary Assassin'' (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing Creator/WuJing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.



* TakingTheBullet: In the finale, Bo [[spoiler: jumps in front of Holly and takes a stab from Ma's wife]].

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* TakingTheBullet: In the finale, Bo [[spoiler: jumps in front of Holly and takes a stab from Ma's wife]].wife]].
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Legendary Assassin (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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''Legendary Assassin''
(Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action]] thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.



* CombatPragmatist: This is always one of Wu Jing's staples, sttacking joints, manipulating fingers, and generally doing that he has to do to win. Holly also has shades of this, in order to compensate for the fact she's roughly half the size of her enemies.

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* CombatPragmatist: This is always one of Wu Jing's staples, sttacking stacking joints, manipulating fingers, and generally doing that he has to do to win. Holly also has shades of this, in order to compensate for the fact she's roughly half the size of her enemies.



* DistressedDamsel: Holly gets captured at the finale, and used to bring Bo back to the island.

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* DistressedDamsel: DamselInDistress: Holly gets captured at the finale, and used to bring Bo back to the island.



* TheFightingNarcissist: During the fight at the police precinct, Handsome Bao shows himself to be probably the best fighter on the police force. His [[spoiler: FamousLastWords were "do I look okay?"]]

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* TheFightingNarcissist: During the fight at the police precinct, Handsome Bao shows himself to be probably the best fighter on the police force. His [[spoiler: His FamousLastWords were "do "Do I look okay?"]]



* MeetCute: Bruce cacthes Holly after she falls from a tree trying to get her cat.

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* MeetCute: Bruce cacthes catches Holly after she falls from a tree trying to get her cat.


* AssholeVictim: Chairman Ma is shown having sex with a woman, whom he then smacks when he's done. Then he drinks half a ottle of booze. Not the biggest loss for the world.
* AwkwardAbility: Bo saving Holly from the three men at the noodle bar. At first he tries not to intervene to aviud suspicion, but when Holly is being choked, he can't hold back any longer.

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* AssholeVictim: Chairman Ma is shown having sex with a woman, whom he then smacks when he's done. Then he drinks half a ottle bottle of booze. Not the biggest loss for the world.
* AwkwardAbility: Bo saving Holly from the three men at the noodle bar. At first he tries not to intervene to aviud avoid suspicion, but when Holly is being choked, he can't hold back any longer.


* CoveredInScars: As revealed in his shower scene, Bo.

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* CoveredInScars: CoveredWithScars: As revealed in his shower scene, Bo.


* BattleInTheRain: The climactic battle takes place during the typhoon that had been threatening the entire movie.



* BrickJoke: Early on, Bo says he's a bowling instructor. Towards the end, the police inspect his bag (expecting to find Ma's head) and find a bowling ball. [[spoiler: Or rather, Ma's head hidden in one.]]



* DistressedDamsel: Holly gets captured at the finale, and used to bring Bo back to the island.
* EpicBattleBoredom: The lead smuggler simply finishes his noodles while Bo and Holly fight his underlings.



* MeetCute: Bruce cathes Holly after she falls from a tree trying to get her cat.

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* MeetCute: Bruce cathes cacthes Holly after she falls from a tree trying to get her cat.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Holly demanding to see the smuggler's ID in English. Not terribly surprising, given that Holly's actress is clearly of mixed race, but still jarring nonetheless.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Holly demanding to see the smuggler's ID in English. Not terribly surprising, given that Holly's actress is clearly of mixed race, but still jarring nonetheless.nonetheless.
* TakingTheBullet: In the finale, Bo [[spoiler: jumps in front of Holly and takes a stab from Ma's wife]].


Legendary Assassin (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong martial arts action thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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Legendary Assassin (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts action action]] thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In order to recover

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In order to recoverrecover Chairman Ma's body, the gangsters mount an attack on the police station.


* FightingNarcissist: During the fight at the police precinct, Handsome Bao shows himself to be probably the best fighter on the police force. His [[spoiler: FamousLastWords were "do I look okay?"]]

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* FightingNarcissist: TheFightingNarcissist: During the fight at the police precinct, Handsome Bao shows himself to be probably the best fighter on the police force. His [[spoiler: FamousLastWords were "do I look okay?"]]


* ActionGirl: Holly does quite well, being probably the second best fighter on the police force, after Handsome Bao.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In order to recover



* Awkward Ability: Bo saving Holly from the three men at the noodle bar. At first he tries not to intervene to aviud suspicion, but when Holly is being choked, he can't hold back any longer.

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* Awkward Ability: AwkwardAbility: Bo saving Holly from the three men at the noodle bar. At first he tries not to intervene to aviud suspicion, but when Holly is being choked, he can't hold back any longer.


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* ExtremityExtremist: An EliteMook only used his (open) hands in a fight with Bo, enhanced by the heavy rings he wore.


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* FightingNarcissist: During the fight at the police precinct, Handsome Bao shows himself to be probably the best fighter on the police force. His [[spoiler: FamousLastWords were "do I look okay?"]]


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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Handsome Bao]] dies protecting Tarzan.

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Legendary Assassin (Chinese: 狼牙之阿布 is a 2008 Hong Kong martial arts action thriller film directed by and starring Wu Jing made his directorial debut along with fight choreographer Nicky Li. The film also marks the screen debut of singer, songwriter and model Celina Jade (daughter of ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' and ''Film/GameOfDeath II'' film star Roy Horan). Wu stars as a mysterious martial artist, who become a female cop's prime suspect in a murder investigation.


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!!Provides examples of the following tropes:

* AssholeVictim: Chairman Ma is shown having sex with a woman, whom he then smacks when he's done. Then he drinks half a ottle of booze. Not the biggest loss for the world.
* Awkward Ability: Bo saving Holly from the three men at the noodle bar. At first he tries not to intervene to aviud suspicion, but when Holly is being choked, he can't hold back any longer.
* BigEater: Bo is introduced eating enough for at least three people, then orders five bowls of noodles when he reaches the island. It becomes a running gag.
* CatUpATree: How Bo meets Holly.
* ClosedCircle: Due to a typhoon coming in, Bo is stuck on the tiny island.
* CombatPragmatist: This is always one of Wu Jing's staples, sttacking joints, manipulating fingers, and generally doing that he has to do to win. Holly also has shades of this, in order to compensate for the fact she's roughly half the size of her enemies.
* CoveredInScars: As revealed in his shower scene, Bo.
* FairCop: Holly. The tendency for female cops to be pretty in fiction is lampshaded.
* HopelessSuitor: Tarzan to Holly.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Tarzan's SmallNameBigEgo attributes are implied to be because of an inferiority complex he has.
* MeetCute: Bruce cathes Holly after she falls from a tree trying to get her cat.
* MurderousThighs: More like Murderous Ankles, Bo kills Ma by snapping his neck with his ankles.
* OffWithHisHead: Bo decapitates Chairman Ma in order to deliver his head to someone, presumably whoever hired him to kill him. [[spoiler: Turns out, Bo is doing it for himself, and brings the head to the grave of a woman that Ma killed.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Tarzan was actually correct about Bo being trouble, given the man is, well, a legendary assassin. Of course, his paranoia doesn't stem from any logical reason, he just really doesn't like Bo.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Tarzan. No one is fooled by his act, either.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Holly demanding to see the smuggler's ID in English. Not terribly surprising, given that Holly's actress is clearly of mixed race, but still jarring nonetheless.

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