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* GangstaStyle: How Lucy initially holds the pistol she procures after her ShowSomeLeg ploy (see latter trope below)

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* GangstaStyle: How Lucy initially holds the pistol she procures after her ShowSomeLeg ploy (see latter trope below)below).
* HandcuffedBriefcase: Lucy's boyfriend Richard tries to get her to deliver a briefcase full of drugs for him. When she is reluctant to do so, he handcuffs her wrist to the briefcase, forcing her to make the delivery.


* NominalHero: If that. After being exposed to the drug, any restraint she might have goes right out the window, in favor of resolving the situation in the most expedient way possible, such as shooting a cab driver in the leg who didn't speak English to bully another cab driver to drive her to the hospital.

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* NominalHero: If that. After being exposed to the drug, any restraint she might have goes right out the window, in favor of resolving the situation in the most expedient way possible, such as shooting a cab driver in the leg who didn't speak English to bully another cab driver to drive her to the hospital.hospital and once there waltzing into a surgery room, noticing the patient being operated on, figuring out through SherlockScan the patient wasn't going to survive anyway and casually blowing the poor patient away, telling this fact to the doctor and forcing him to suture her at gunpoint.


* DescriptionCut: A doctor tells Del Rio he gave Lucy "a shot so big, she'll be asleep all day". The next thing we see is Lucy waking up.



* GilliganCut: A doctor tells Del Rio he gave Lucy "a shot so big, she'll be asleep all day". The next thing we see is Lucy waking up.


** Lucy uses [[GunsAkimbo two silenced handguns]] at one point, shooting mooks through closed doorways with accuracy. In a non-weapon example she uses two laptops at once, typing at lightning speed. Both examples are justified given her abilities.

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** Lucy uses [[GunsAkimbo two silenced handguns]] at one point, shooting mooks through closed doorways with accuracy. In a non-weapon example she uses two laptops at once, [[RapidFireTyping typing at lightning speed.speed]]. Both examples are justified given her abilities.


-->''Life was given to us a billion years ago. [[TakeThatAudience What have we done with it?]]''



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-->''[[BookEnds Life was given to us a billion years ago. Now you know what to do with it.]]''

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Del Rio. He's initially freaked out at the idea that Lucy has surveillance on him while tipping him off about the three drug mules, but not only does he alert the authorities in Germany and Rome, but goes to the one in France personally. Fortunately, the drug mules are all caught.


* NominalHero: If that. After being expose to the drug, any restraint she might have goes right out the window, in favor of resolving the situation in the most expedient way possible, such as shooting a cab driver in the leg who didn't speak English to bully another cab driver to drive her to the hospital.

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* NominalHero: If that. After being expose exposed to the drug, any restraint she might have goes right out the window, in favor of resolving the situation in the most expedient way possible, such as shooting a cab driver in the leg who didn't speak English to bully another cab driver to drive her to the hospital.



* ProHumanTranshuman: Lucy wants her new-found knowledge to be preserved for the benefit of humanity.

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* ProHumanTranshuman: Lucy wants her new-found newfound knowledge to be preserved for the benefit of humanity.



* SistineSteal: Done in first person, no less, when [[spoiler:Lucy begins mentally traveling back in time after unlocking 99% of her brain and meets what is implied to be the first human [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus) (who also happens to be named Lucy)]].]]

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* SistineSteal: Done in first person, no less, when [[spoiler:Lucy begins mentally traveling back in time after unlocking 99% of her brain and meets what is implied to be the first human an ancestor to humanity [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus) (who also happens to be named Lucy)]].Lucy)]] and touches fingers.]]

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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Averted - Lucy does not hesitate to shoot people straight through the door or walls.

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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The final battle of the film involves the Paris police (armed only with pistols) trying to stop a rampaging Triad kill-team armed with assault rifles, sub-machine guns, a rocket launcher, suicidal fanaticism and a complete disregard for collateral damage. Even if by the end the only bad guy still standing was Mr. Jang, the cops still technically lost ''big time''.


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* StupidEvil: Mr. Jang and his gang. Starting with producing a cutting-edge drug that could revolutionize medical technology and only being able to think of using it as super-crack, and then following up with going on KillThemAll-happy rampages through two different continents [[CrooksAreBetterArmed with enough firepower to look like a literal act of war]]. Even if he wasn't having the bad luck of pissing off a PhysicalGod, how long would Jang's gang would actually be able to keep functioning, with his attempt to piss off ''governments''?

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* AnAesop: Delivered by Lucy as her FinalWords: It took the universe over one billion years to give us life as we know it. Go do something useful with it.


* DualWielding: Lucy uses two silenced handguns at one point, shooting mooks through closed doorways with accuracy. In a non-weapon example she uses two laptops at once, typing at lightning speed. Both examples are justified given her abilities.

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Lucy uses [[GunsAkimbo two silenced handguns handguns]] at one point, shooting mooks through closed doorways with accuracy. In a non-weapon example she uses two laptops at once, typing at lightning speed. Both examples are justified given her abilities.abilities.
** The BigBad does it with two submachine guns in the finale.



* FailedASpotCheck: When the cops roll in for the final showdown, they completely fail to notice the small army of Asian gangsters arming themselves with enough firepower to take over the district ''in broad daylight only a couple steps away from them''.

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* FailedASpotCheck: FailedASpotCheck:
** Lucy can walk into the Taipei hospital with a pretty large gun in hand completely unchallenged as the staff either doesn't notice or [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight doesn't care]].
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When the cops roll in for the final showdown, they completely fail to notice the small army of Asian gangsters arming themselves with enough firepower to take over the district ''in broad daylight only a couple steps away from them''.


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* NoKillLikeOverkill: The Koreans actually bring a rocket launcher to assault... a Parisian university. The defending police forces are woefully outgunned as it is, but that thing is the final nail in their coffin.


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* RedShirtArmy: The Parisian police doesn't fare too well against the much heavier armed Korean mobsters. When the dust has settled, [[spoiler:Del Rio seems to be the SoleSurvivor out of at least a dozen cops]].

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* AffablyEvil: The EvilBrit who delivers the drug smugglers' sales pitch to the unwilling mules is almost excessively polite to everyone, even while he's threatening to have their families murdered if they screw up.


* MindScrew: Given how the director [[XMeetsY described the movie as]] "one part ''[[Film/TheProfessional Leon]]'', one part ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and one part ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''", you know he will aim for something to make audiences scratch their heads. [[spoiler:The GoingCosmic ending in particular shows the ''2001'' influence in "WTF".]]

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* MindScrew: Given how the director [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY described the movie as]] "one part ''[[Film/TheProfessional Leon]]'', one part ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and one part ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''", you know he will aim for something to make audiences scratch their heads. [[spoiler:The GoingCosmic ending in particular shows the ''2001'' influence in "WTF".]]

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** Any hormone produced during pregnancy is going to circulate through the ''mother's'' body, not just the fetus's, so if [=CPH4=] really existed, pregnant women would get a boost in cerebral function just from being pregnant.


* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Chinese writing on the wall of a room Lucy is locked up in [[http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/07/lucy-chinese-writing-nonsense is random words about fruit]].

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Chinese writing on the wall of a room Lucy is locked up in [[http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/07/lucy-chinese-writing-nonsense is "keep hygienic" and random words about fruit]].names of food]].

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