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* BadassGrandpa: While not technically Walter's grandfather, Hub can take on four guys a quarter of his age, unarmed and still beat them. Also various enemies of the Foreign Legion, the [[spoiler:Sheikh's army]] & [[spoiler:the Sheikh himself]]. Hub's BadassBoast actually used to be the page quote for the trope to boot.


* BadassBoast: From Hub, as he's [[NeckLift choking]] a teenager.

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* BadassBoast: From Hub, Hub lists what he's done in his GloryDays, as he's [[NeckLift choking]] a teenager.



* BeefBandage: After Hub beats up some thugs, he gives them some meat to do this with.

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* BeefBandage: After Hub beats up some thugs, he gives them some meat to do this with.press against their bruises.



* BorrowedCatchphrase: Cornered by Stan, Walter remembers the part of the story where Hub told the Sheik "Defend yourself!" so Walter says the same thing to Stan before unleashing a GroinAttack.



* {{Delinquents}}: A handful get their backsides handed to them by the RetiredBadass.

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* {{Delinquents}}: A handful of teenage hoodlums get their backsides handed to them by the RetiredBadass.



* GloryDays

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* GloryDaysGloryDays: Garth tells Walter stories about the adventures he had with Hub when they were much younger.



* GroinAttack: ''Defend yourself!''

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* GroinAttack: Walter buys himself time to run away from Stan by striking Stan's groin first.
-->'''Walter''':
''Defend yourself!''



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Jasmine the Lion. Poor thing had too much excitement]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Jasmine the Lion.Lion dies while mauling Stan to save Walter. Poor thing had too much excitement]].



* ListOfExperiencesSpeech: Hub lists what he's done in his GloryDays to show the teenage hoodlums [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech just how much they suck]] in comparison.
--> "I'm Hub [=McCann=]. I've fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, '''KILLED MANY MEN''' and loved only one woman with a passion a FLEA like you could never begin to understand. That's who I am. '''NOW, GO HOME, BOY'''!"



* QuirkyHousehold

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* QuirkyHouseholdQuirkyHousehold: Garth and Hub buy a lion to shoot, then change their mind and let her live in the cornfield.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hub lists what he's done in his GloryDays with the strong insinuation that the teenage hoodlums can't come close to matching him.
--> "I'm Hub [=McCann=]. I've fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, '''KILLED MANY MEN''' and loved only one woman with a passion a FLEA like you could never begin to understand. That's who I am. '''NOW, GO HOME, BOY'''!"



* TemptingFate: In the flashbacks, Hub and Garth arrive in France in ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 1914]]'', but Hub convinces Garth that they'll tour the country "One step ahead of the Germans." [[spoiler: It almost works too, but see PressGanged entry above]].

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* TemptingFate: In the flashbacks, Hub and Garth arrive in France in ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 1914]]'', but Hub convinces Garth that they'll tour the country "One step ahead of the Germans." [[spoiler: It almost works too, but see PressGanged entry above]]. then they get PressGanged.]]



* ThereAreNoTherapists: Well, there are, but in TheFifties, going to the head shrinker simply wasn't done. People suffering from depression dealt with it privately -- by drinking, or shooting things.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Well, there are, but in TheFifties, UsefulNotes/TheFifties, going to the head shrinker simply wasn't done. People suffering from depression dealt with it privately -- by drinking, or shooting things.



* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: Not quite, but the man Walter's mother brings with her near the end of the film is definitely headed in that direction.

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* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: Not quite, married yet, so technically not a stepfather yet, but the man Walter's mother brings with her near the end of the film is definitely headed in wicked, [[WouldHurtAChild trying to beat up Walter]] for information on where the uncles' fortune is. It's also heavily implied that direction.he's also [[DomesticAbuse beaten Walter's mother]].

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* ConspicuousConsumption: Thanks to one particularly persistent traveling salesman, Hub and Garth begin buying frivolous items simply because they can afford them. Including an enormous yacht that they plant in the middle of their tiny fish pond.


-->"MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!"



* EvilUncle: Briefly implied, subverted.

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* EvilUncle: Briefly implied, subverted.subverted, but ultimately averted.


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Walter thinks this way about his mother loving crooks, and he flat-out tells her so about Stan:
-->"You're always picking losers, and he's the worst of them all!"


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** Also, when they see Stan all bandaged up [[spoiler:from being mauled by Jasmine]], the uncles taunt him with the same threat he said to Walter: "We can be friends... or we can be ''enemies''."


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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Demanding Walter that he tell him where the uncles' fortune is, on the grounds they are bank robbers, Stan gives him this kind of an ultimatum:
-->'''Stan:''' It's up to you, kid. We can be friends, or we can be enemies. What's it gonna be?\\
'''Walter:''' ''[[GroinAttack (getting a look at Stan's groin)]]'' Defend yourself!


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* WouldHurtAChild: Stan would, especially after he warned Walter, "We can be friends... or we can be enemies", and Walter, sticking by his uncles, tells him to "defend [him]self" before [[GroinAttack hitting him in the groin]]. [[spoiler:Walter was just lucky that Jasmine was there to save him.]]


* AHandfulForAnEye: In the assassins flashback, Jasmine blinds an assassin by throwing flour in his face.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Walter's mother apparently has a thing for crooks. When Walter asks her if her new beau Stan has already hit her, she says that ''it does not matter at all''.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: In the assassins flashback, Jasmine blinds an assassin by throwing flour in his face.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Walter's mother apparently has a thing for crooks. When Walter asks her if her new beau Stan has already hit her, she says that ''it does not matter at all''.


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* AHandfulForAnEye: In the assassins flashback, Jasmine blinds an assassin by throwing flour in his face.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Walter's mother apparently has a thing for crooks. When Walter asks her about if Stan has already hit her, she says ''that's does not matter at all''.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Walter's mother apparently has a thing for crooks. When Walter asks her about if her new beau Stan has already hit her, she says ''that's that ''it does not matter at all''.


->''"Sometimes, the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage and virtue mean everything...that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love...true love never dies."''
-->-- '''Hub'''

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->''"Sometimes, the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage and virtue mean everything... that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love...love... true love never dies."''
-->-- '''Hub'''
'''Hub [=McCann=]'''

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* HollywoodDensity: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Walter in the assassins flashback, when he points out that all that gold would have weighed Garth down far too much for him to do any swordfighting.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: In the assassins flashback, Jasmine blinds an assassin by throwing flour in his face.

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* MookChivalry: Non-video game example: when flashback!Hub assaults the Sheikh's harem, the guards try to fight him off one at a time.


* BlackHumor: [[spoiler: The uncles' death]]. This also doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, once we see [[spoiler:the airplane embedded in the barn...upside-down]].

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* BlackHumor: [[spoiler: The uncles' death]]. This also doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, once we We see [[spoiler:the airplane embedded in the barn...upside-down]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Jasmine the Lion, in her SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. Poor thing had too much excitement]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Jasmine the Lion, in her SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.Lion. Poor thing had too much excitement]].

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Walter's mother apparently has a thing for crooks. When Walter asks her about if Stan has already hit her, she says ''that's does not matter at all''.


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* DisappearedDad: The only thing we know about Walter's father is that he's been dead for a long time (although it's implied that Mae was actually a hooker).


* BadassGrandpa: While not technically Walter's grandfather, Hub can take on four guys a quarter of his age, unarmed and still beat them. Also various enemies of the Foreign Legion, the [[spoiler:Sheikh's army]] & [[spoiler:the Sheikh himself]]. Hub's BadassBoast is actually the page quote for the trope to boot.

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* BadassGrandpa: While not technically Walter's grandfather, Hub can take on four guys a quarter of his age, unarmed and still beat them. Also various enemies of the Foreign Legion, the [[spoiler:Sheikh's army]] & [[spoiler:the Sheikh himself]]. Hub's BadassBoast is actually used to be the page quote for the trope to boot.


* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his '''LIONESS'''.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his '''LIONESS'''.'''LIONESS'''. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: When going after Jasmine the Lion because they think she's mauling Walter, the group includes a young girl who clearly won't be able to handle the recoil of the shotgun she's holding and two boys who aren't big enough to handle a shotgun each so the bigger one holds grip while the smaller one supports the barrel.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Played for laughs. When going after Jasmine the Lion because they think she's mauling Walter, the group includes a young girl who clearly won't be able to handle the recoil of the shotgun she's holding and two boys who aren't big enough to handle a shotgun each so the bigger one holds grip while the smaller one supports the barrel.

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