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* BiggerBad: Bhuti reveals itself as one.


** The Australian guy is a boorish, unhygienic LowerClassLout who thinks all Thai women are hookers.

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** The Australian guy is a boorish, unhygienic LowerClassLout who thinks [[AsianHookerStereotype all Thai women are hookers.hookers]].

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* NationalStereotypes: Ting's foreign opponents in the first film are all national stereotypes from the Thai perspective:
** The Australian guy is a boorish, unhygienic LowerClassLout who thinks all Thai women are hookers.
** The Japanese fighter is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} hipster DanceBattler.
** The Burmese fighter is a vicious, deeply-evil, drug addict.


* MindScrew: The final battle in ''3'' can be somewhat confuse.

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* MindScrew: The final battle in ''3'' can be somewhat confuse.confusing.


* BerserkButton: While Ting [[ImplacableMan never quite goes full-on berserk]], hitting women is a sure-fire way to set him off.



* JerkassVictim: Big Bear. Guys unnecessarily violent towards non fingers, pretty offensive towards women, and seems to like bad mouthing Thai people. Whilst all of the villains in the film are pretty much {{Jerkass}}'s, it takes someone as obnoxious as Big Bear to get Ting to finally put aside his buddhist/pacifist ways and get kicking.

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* JerkassVictim: Big Bear. Guys He is unnecessarily violent towards non fingers, pretty anyone he pleases, particularly offensive towards women, and seems to like bad mouthing Thai people. Whilst While all of the villains in the film are pretty much {{Jerkass}}'s, it takes someone as obnoxious as [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]], Big Bear Bear, by backhanding a Thai waitress, is the first to get Ting to finally put aside his buddhist/pacifist Buddhist/pacifist ways and get kicking.


* ManOnFire: Ting kicks a man in the face while his legs are on fire. He then puts them out in a barrel of water. (Note: Tony Jaa did his own stunts. [[{{Badass}} Damn.]])

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* ManOnFire: Ting kicks a man in the face while his legs are on fire. He then puts them out in a barrel of water. (Note: Tony Jaa did his own stunts. [[{{Badass}} Damn.]]) )



* {{Badass}}: Tien makes Ting look like another mook.


Ting (Tony Jaa) lives in a small and peaceful village. One day, the head of a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by a drug dealer working for an immoral businessman who sells it for exorbitant profits. It soon becomes the task of Ting to track the thief to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Ting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional muay thai skills to combat his adversaries.

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Ting (Tony Jaa) lives in a small and peaceful village. One day, the head of a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by a drug dealer working for an immoral businessman who sells it for exorbitant profits. It soon becomes the task of Ting to track the thief to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Ting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional muay thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai skills to combat his adversaries.


* {{Badass}}: Ting, so very '''very''' much.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The soundtrack was replaced outside Thailand. This resulted in a kick-ass martial arts movie... with a French rap soundtrack?


* AGodIAm: Komtuan thinks he is one. A very ironic case considering he is elderly, frail, paralyzed, and needs an electeolarnyx to speak.



* JerkassVictim: Big Bear. Whilst all of the villains in the film are pretty much {{Jerkass}}'s, it takes someone as obnoxious as Big Bear to get Ting to finally put aside his buddhist/pacifist ways and get kicking.

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* JerkassVictim: Big Bear. Guys unnecessarily violent towards non fingers, pretty offensive towards women, and seems to like bad mouthing Thai people. Whilst all of the villains in the film are pretty much {{Jerkass}}'s, it takes someone as obnoxious as Big Bear to get Ting to finally put aside his buddhist/pacifist ways and get kicking.


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** Especially considering he made a comment about having non respect for religion.

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* AffablyEvil: The other guy betting on the outcome of Ting's fights in the fight club is most likely some flavor of crime boss too, but is just infectiously jolly and doesn't seem to approve of Komtuan's antagonization of Ting.

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* SmashCut: During the street fights scene, we get treated to one of Ting's opponents staring directly at the camera, flipping him off and screaming "FUCK Muay Thai!" [[spoiler: Next moment he's floored by a Muay Thai knee to the face.]]


* CurbStompBattle: Ting's first opponent in the underground arena, Pearl Harbor, is set up as a dangerous opponent by soundly defeating an equally-fearsome opponent after a fierce battle, shortly before Ting enters the ring. [[spoiler:He then gets dropped with [[OneHitKO one kick to the chest]] before he can throw so much as a jab, just as the fight begins.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: Ting's first opponent in the underground arena, Pearl Harbor, is set up as a dangerous opponent by soundly defeating an equally-fearsome opponent foe after a fierce battle, shortly before Ting enters the ring. [[spoiler:He then gets dropped [[spoiler:Right when the fight begins, Ting floors him with [[OneHitKO one a single kick to the chest]] before he chest.]] The StunnedSilence can throw so much as a jab, just as be felt through the fight begins.]]whole room.


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* OneHitKO: Ting defeats [[spoiler:his first arena opponent]] with a single kick.

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* JerkassVictim: Big Bear. Whilst all of the villains in the film are pretty much {{Jerkass}}'s, it takes someone as obnoxious as Big Bear to get Ting to finally put aside his buddhist/pacifist ways and get kicking.

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* ThrowingTheFight: The final ring fight turns out to be a case of this, as Ting has been convinced that only by throwing the fight can he get the head of Ong Bak and save Muay. Unfortunately, Komtuan is a bastard who betrays Humlae and tries to have both of them killed.

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