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* FiveBadBand: The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.

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* FiveBadBand: FiveManBand: Villainous example. The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.


* FiveManBand: Villainous example. The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.

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* FiveManBand: Villainous example. FiveBadBand: The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.


* FiveManBand: The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.

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* FiveManBand: Villainous example. The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.


* FiveBadBand: The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.

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* FiveBadBand: FiveManBand: The leadership of the firm. With the exception of Irene, they are all credited by their nicknames which cement their roles.


It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said case.

This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside and Cho soon realizes that he along with everyone else is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.

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It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said the case.

This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, it, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside inside, and Cho soon realizes that he he, along with everyone else else, is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.



* AntiHero: Derek starts out as a Type V, being a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose only goal is to kill Towers for firing him. He gradually becomes a Type IV as he warms up to Melanie and realizes that he's a slave to the grind, although being infected, he's still ruthless.

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* AntiHero: Derek starts out as a Type V, being a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose only goal is to kill Towers for firing him. He gradually becomes a Type IV as he warms up to Melanie and realizes that he's a slave to the grind, although being infected, he's still ruthless.



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Melanie fires a nail gun like a pistol, but nail guns have safety features that prevent this. To fire a nail, you need to pull the trigger while at the same time depressing a switch around the barrel (such as by pressing it against a surface to be nailed).



* AuthorAppeal: As with Film/KnightsOfBadassdom, Joe Lynch puts his love of heavy metal on display, with Melanie being an unapologetic fan.

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* AuthorAppeal: As with Film/KnightsOfBadassdom, ''Film/KnightsOfBadassdom'', Joe Lynch puts his love of heavy metal on display, with Melanie being an unapologetic fan.



* BatmanGambit: Melanie and Derek pull one on [[spoiler:Irene Smythe. They lure her to a meeting, knowing she will stash a gun in the room with the hope of getting the drop on them. They locate it before she arrives and turn the tables.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Melanie and Derek pull one on [[spoiler:Irene Smythe. They lure her to a meeting, knowing she will stash a gun set up some sort of ambush. They arrive early and figure out what she had in store so that they can nullify it]].
* BeleagueredAssistant: Every personal assistant
in the room law firm is abused by their superior. Even Derek is a bit of a dick to his, though his is at least male.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Melanie hates Derek for being a part of the law firm that screwed her over. Even after teaming up
with the hope of getting the drop on them. They locate him, it before she arrives and turn the tables.]]takes a while for her to stop hating him. And then they have sex.



* CallBack: Derek promises to take Melanie to a Dave Matthews Band concert after this is all over. After they have sex, he plays their song "Ants Marching" on his phone.



* DieHardOnAnX: Film/DieHard during a [[HatePlague Hate Plague]]! The Bull is very much an {{Expy}} of Karl from the first film, and it's noteworthy that Creator/JohnMcTiernan is given a special thanks during the credits.

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* DieHardOnAnX: Film/DieHard ''Film/DieHard'' during a [[HatePlague Hate Plague]]! The Bull is very much an {{Expy}} of Karl from the first film, and it's noteworthy that Creator/JohnMcTiernan is given a special thanks during the credits.



* EvilCripple: The Reaper, who needs a cane to walk and hasn't a molecule of compassion in his body.

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* EvilCripple: The Reaper, who needs a cane to walk (which resembles a scythe) and hasn't a molecule of compassion in his body.



** Melanie makes a point of finally stepping out of her stilettos when confronted with the gang of mooks [[spoiler:the Siren]] has assembled to protect herself.

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** The Siren is shown passing between her work-out shoes and stiletto heels that she has stashed below her desk.
** Melanie makes a point of finally stepping swapping out of her stilettos when confronted with the gang of mooks [[spoiler:the Siren]] has assembled to protect herself.



* FreudWasRight: When Derek and Towers face off, Derek has a small wrench, while Towers has a golf club. Towers smirks and says, "Mine's bigger!"



* ImprovisedWeapon: Only the Bull and his security force have actual weapons. Most characters make due to with found objects like scissors, golf clubs and nail guns.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: In the first act, the various denizens of the law firm are treated as supervillains, which becomes a bit more true after everyone is infected with the virus.



-->'''Towers:''' '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''
* PetTheDog: Derek sees an employee aggressively berating another employee, Jenny, then pulls him aside to show him a video of a woman sucking him off. He then threatens to send it to his wife if he doesn't leave Jenny alone. This wasn't entirely altruistic, however, since Derek explained shortly after that he did it to help himself sleep better at night. It doesn't help that he [[PokeThePoodle snagged a pen from her desk]] without her permission shortly after.
* PunchClockVillain: The Reaper tries to justify himself by saying that he's just doing his job. This may or may not be true, given his treatment of Melanie whilst he was infected.

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-->'''Towers:''' '''I ''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''
DOLLARS!''
* PetTheDog: Derek sees an employee aggressively berating another employee, Jenny, then pulls him aside to show him a video of a woman sucking him off. He then threatens to send it to his wife if he doesn't leave Jenny alone. This wasn't entirely altruistic, however, since Derek explained shortly after that he did it to help himself sleep better at night. It doesn't help that he [[PokeThePoodle snagged snags a pen from her desk]] without her permission shortly after.
* PunchClockVillain: The Reaper tries to justify himself by saying that he's just doing his job. This may or may not be true, given his treatment of Melanie whilst he was is infected.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:The Siren's]] beleagured assistant sells [[spoiler:her]] right out in exchange for a promotion.

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* TheStarscream: ShoutOut:
** Metalhead Melanie lists Music/{{Motorhead}}, DRI (the Music/DirtyRottenImbeciles), and ''early'' Music/{{Anthrax}} as her three favorite bands. She also wears a Music/TheBlackDahliaMurder shirt.
** Derek defends Music/DaveMatthewsBand and plays their song "Ants Marching" after he and Melanie have sex.
* TheStarscream:
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[[spoiler:The Siren's]] beleagured beleaguered assistant sells [[spoiler:her]] right out in exchange for a promotion.


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* TakeThat: Melanie derisively asks Derek if he assumed she liked Music/DaveMatthewsBand. Derek does come to the band's defense, though.

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* BadassBoast: Derek gives one before the fight with the accounting department.


* DirtyCoward: Derek, at first. He would much rather have security take Melanie out of the building than to face Irene Smythe.



* DirtyCoward: Derek, at first. He would much rather have security take Melanie out of the building than to face Irene Smythe.



-->'''Towers:''' So, what happens when 287 employees with average billing rates of $200 an hour stop working for eight hours? (silence) You don't know? (smashes his golf club against the table) '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''

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-->'''Towers:''' So, what happens when 287 employees with average billing rates of $200 an hour stop working for eight hours? (silence) You don't know? (smashes his golf club against the table) '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''


* AuthorAppeal: As with Film/KnightsOfBadassdom Joe Lynch puts his love of heavy metal on display, with Melanie being an unapologetic fan.

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* AuthorAppeal: As with Film/KnightsOfBadassdom Film/KnightsOfBadassdom, Joe Lynch puts his love of heavy metal on display, with Melanie being an unapologetic fan.



* {{Metalhead}}: Melanie. A song from Music/RiversOfNihil can be heard blasting in her headphones, and when Derek asks her her top 3 bands, she lists Music/{{Motorhead}}, early Music/{{Anthrax}}, and Music/DirtyRottenImbeciles. To [[JustForPun top]] it off, she wears t-shirt of Music/TheBlackDahliaMurder under her work shirt and suitcoat.
-->'''Melanie:''' Metal till I fucking puke!



--> '''Towers:''' So, what happens when 287 employees with average billing rates of $200 an hour stop working for eight hours? (silence) You don't know? (smashes his golf club against the table) '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''

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--> '''Towers:''' -->'''Towers:''' So, what happens when 287 employees with average billing rates of $200 an hour stop working for eight hours? (silence) You don't know? (smashes his golf club against the table) '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''DOLLARS!'''
* PetTheDog: Derek sees an employee aggressively berating another employee, Jenny, then pulls him aside to show him a video of a woman sucking him off. He then threatens to send it to his wife if he doesn't leave Jenny alone. This wasn't entirely altruistic, however, since Derek explained shortly after that he did it to help himself sleep better at night. It doesn't help that he [[PokeThePoodle snagged a pen from her desk]] without her permission shortly after.

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* DirtyCoward: Derek, at first. He would much rather have security take Melanie out of the building than to face Irene Smythe.


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Towers, played by the Scottish actor Steven Brand, can just barely keep an American accent when he's enraged.
--> '''Towers:''' So, what happens when 287 employees with average billing rates of $200 an hour stop working for eight hours? (silence) You don't know? (smashes his golf club against the table) '''I LOSE! HOFF A MILLION DOLLARS!'''


* EyeScream: Neville Reed stabbed his boss in the eye.


* BadBoss: This is Kara the Siren, John Towers, and Irene Smythe on a ''good'' day. ''Before'' [[TheVirus the virus]] ramps their cruel impulses [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven.]]

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* AxCrazy: Worst case scenario for anyone infected by the ID-7 virus, giving in to their worst (or stupidest) impulses.
* BadBoss: This is Kara the Siren, John Towers, and Irene Smythe on a ''good'' day. ''Before'' [[TheVirus the virus]] TheVirus ramps their cruel impulses [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven.]]UpToEleven.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:When he finally reaches the top floor, Derek is offered a partnership contract by Towers. He seems to actually be considering it for a little while ... until his mind turns to Melanie and he violently refuses the offer.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Meg]] isn't seen again after she kills her boss.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Meg]] isn't seen again after she kills her boss.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:When he finally reaches the top floor, Derek is offered a partnership contract by Towers. He seems to actually be considering it for a little while ... until his mind turns to Melanie and he violently refuses the offer.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Meg]] isn't seen again after she kills her boss.
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* KickTheDog: Towers pisses on [[spoiler:Ewan's]] corpse in a video chat with Derek.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:When he finally reaches the top floor, Derek is offered a partnership contract by Towers. He seems to actually be considering it for a little while ... until his mind turns to Melanie and he violently refuses the offer.]]


* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Nobody likes Towers, [[spoiler:not even the Nine, er, the Eight, as evidenced by them giving Derek the okay to throw him off the balcony.]]



* AntiHero: Derek starts out as a Type V, being a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose only goal is to kill Towers for firing him. He gradually becomes a Type IV as he warms up to Melanie and realizes that he's a slave to the grind, although being infected, he's still ruthless.



* FootFocus: Melanie makes a point of finally stepping out of her stilettos when confronted with the gang of mooks [[spoiler:the Siren]] has assembled to protect herself.

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* FootFocus: FootFocus:
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Melanie makes a point of finally stepping out of her stilettos when confronted with the gang of mooks [[spoiler:the Siren]] has assembled to protect herself.


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* EyeScream: Neville Reed stabbed his boss in the eye.


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* PunchClockVillain: The Reaper tries to justify himself by saying that he's just doing his job. This may or may not be true, given his treatment of Melanie whilst he was infected.


''Mayhem'' is a 2017 action/horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Creator/StevenYeun, Samara Weaving, and Steven Brand. It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said case. This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside and Cho soon realizes that he along with everyone else is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.

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''Mayhem'' is a 2017 action/horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Creator/StevenYeun, Samara Weaving, and Steven Brand. Brand.

It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said case. case.

This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside and Cho soon realizes that he along with everyone else is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.


''Mayhem'' is a 2018 action/horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Creator/StevenYeun, Samara Weaving, and Steven Brand. It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said case. This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside and Cho soon realizes that he along with everyone else is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.

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''Mayhem'' is a 2018 2017 action/horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Creator/StevenYeun, Samara Weaving, and Steven Brand. It tells the story of Derek Cho, (Yeun) a young lawyer making his way in a world beset upon by a virus that temporarily causes its victims to lose their inhibitions and morality and act purely upon their desires and emotions. Significantly, Cho works for the law firm responsible for the legal decision that the infected are not responsible for crimes committed while under the effects of the disease, and Cho himself is the lawyer who successfully argued said case. This doesn't save him, however, when the firm needs a scapegoat for a botched case. Despite having nothing to do with said case, Cho seems doomed to lose his job and face the legal consequences for the firm's mistakes... At least until armed police arrive and quarantine the building. It seems the virus has made its way inside and Cho soon realizes that he along with everyone else is infected. Now legally able to do whatever he wants until the quarantine expires, Cho teams up with a victim of the firm's practices (Weaving) and sets out in search of revenge.

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