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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Uday brings a kidnapped underage girl to a party, other members of the Ba'ath Party mock him for it.


* PostRapeTaunt: When the father of a 14-year old girl that Uday had kidnapped, raped, and murdered comes to the palace to ask for explanation, Uday's "defense" of his actions is essentially to call her a slut and that he gave her a good time before throwing some money in his face. Pretty much the only reason why the man doesn't try to throttle Uday to death there and then is because of [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the latter's power as Saddam's son]].

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* PostRapeTaunt: When the father of a 14-year old girl that Uday had kidnapped, raped, and murdered comes to the palace to ask for explanation, Uday's "defense" of his actions is essentially to call her a slut and that he gave her a good time before throwing some money in his her father's face. Pretty much the only reason why the man doesn't try to throttle Uday to death there and then is because of [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the latter's power as Saddam's son]].


* HopeSpot: [[ForegoneConclusion You know]] that Uday is going to survive Latif's assassination attempt in the film's ending, and the woman Uday invites into his car even tries to throw off Latif's aim [[spoiler: it's subverted when although Uday survives the attempt, Latif successfully [[GroinAttack fires two bullets into his groin]] leaving Uday in visible, horrible agony, and according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue credits, crippling him for the remainder of his life and probably leaving him unable to pursue any sexual adventures, consensual or otherwise[[note]]Except he ultimately was. See ArtisticLicenseHistory.[[/note]].]]

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* HopeSpot: [[ForegoneConclusion You know]] that Uday is going to survive Latif's assassination attempt in the film's ending, and the woman Uday invites into his car even tries to throw off Latif's aim [[spoiler: it's subverted when although Uday survives the attempt, Latif successfully [[GroinAttack fires two bullets into his groin]] leaving Uday in visible, horrible agony, and according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue credits, crippling him for the remainder of his life and probably leaving him unable to pursue any sexual adventures, consensual or otherwise[[note]]Except otherwise]][[note]]Except he ultimately was. See ArtisticLicenseHistory.[[/note]].]]


* AxCrazy: Uday.

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* AxCrazy: Uday. RoyalBrat meets serial killer and rapist extraordinaire.


* DepravedBisexual: Uday. He's mostly shown pursuing sex with women (including underage girls), but he also shows attraction to a transexual, and there are heavy ScrewYourself implications in his fascination with his body double Latif.

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* DepravedBisexual: Uday. He's mostly shown pursuing sex with women (including underage girls), but he also shows attraction to a transexual, crossdresser, and there are heavy ScrewYourself implications in his fascination with his body double Latif.


* DepravedBisexual: Uday.

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* DepravedBisexual: Uday. He's mostly shown pursuing sex with women (including underage girls), but he also shows attraction to a transexual, and there are heavy ScrewYourself implications in his fascination with his body double Latif.


* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Uday.

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Uday.ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Uday's power is derived from being Saddam's son, which makes him virtually untouchable for the various murders and rapes he engages in. However, there are limits to what Saddam himself is willing to tolerate, such as Uday killing one of his father's close associates. Saddam personally storms into his hospital room and nearly gelds Uday for the offense, before settling for banishing him from the country for a while.


* IHaveNoSon: More or less--Saddam tells Uday he wishes he had never been born.
** Or rather, that he should have been gelded at birth. [[spoiler: Karma belatedly [[GroinAttack fulfills his wish]] in the ending]].

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* IHaveNoSon: More or less--Saddam tells Uday he wishes he had never been born.
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born. Or rather, that he should have been gelded at birth. [[spoiler: Karma belatedly [[GroinAttack fulfills his wish]] in the ending]].


* {{Narcissist}}: The reason he likes Latif so much.

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* {{Narcissist}}: The reason he likes Latif so much.much, outright [[ScrewYourself bordering on the sexual]].


* PostRapeTaunt: When the father of a 14-year old girl that Uday had kidnapped, raped, and murdered comes to the palace to ask for explanation, Uday's "defense" of his actions is essentially to call her a slut and that he gave her a good time before throwing some money in his face. Pretty much the only reason why the man doesn't try to throttle Uday to death there and then is because of the latter's power as Saddam's son.

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* PostRapeTaunt: When the father of a 14-year old girl that Uday had kidnapped, raped, and murdered comes to the palace to ask for explanation, Uday's "defense" of his actions is essentially to call her a slut and that he gave her a good time before throwing some money in his face. Pretty much the only reason why the man doesn't try to throttle Uday to death there and then is because of [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the latter's power as Saddam's son.son]].

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, is treated this way. His AxCrazy son Uday is the real villain, but Saddam is making Uday's activities possible. In his few appearances he's always TheDreaded, including to Uday.


* {{Ephebophile}}: Uday picks up/abducts girls outside schools. Later his goons dump their dead bodies in the desert.

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* {{Ephebophile}}: Uday picks up/abducts girls outside schools. Later his goons dump their dead bodies in the desert. One of the fathers even visits the palace to confront him with it (actually Latif). Uday just barges in to taunt the man in his face.


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* PostRapeTaunt: When the father of a 14-year old girl that Uday had kidnapped, raped, and murdered comes to the palace to ask for explanation, Uday's "defense" of his actions is essentially to call her a slut and that he gave her a good time before throwing some money in his face. Pretty much the only reason why the man doesn't try to throttle Uday to death there and then is because of the latter's power as Saddam's son.


* HopeSpot: [[ForegoneConclusion You know]] that Uday is going to survive Latif's assassination attempt in the film's ending, and the woman Uday invites into his car even tries to throw off Latif's aim [[spoiler: it's subverted when although Uday survives the attempt, Latif successfully [[GroinAttack fires two bullets into his groin]] leaving Uday in visible, horrible agony, and according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue credits, crippling him for the remainder of his life and probably leaving him unable to pursue any sexual adventures, consensual or otherwise]].

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* HopeSpot: [[ForegoneConclusion You know]] that Uday is going to survive Latif's assassination attempt in the film's ending, and the woman Uday invites into his car even tries to throw off Latif's aim [[spoiler: it's subverted when although Uday survives the attempt, Latif successfully [[GroinAttack fires two bullets into his groin]] leaving Uday in visible, horrible agony, and according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue credits, crippling him for the remainder of his life and probably leaving him unable to pursue any sexual adventures, consensual or otherwise]].otherwise[[note]]Except he ultimately was. See ArtisticLicenseHistory.[[/note]].]]


* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Uday hates an aide of his father who provides him with concubines, saying he doesn't like seeing his mother an emotional wreck because of Saddam's [[YourCheatingHeart escapades with them]]. He later guts this aide when he has a psychological breakdown of his own.

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Uday hates an aide of his father who provides him with concubines, saying he doesn't like seeing his mother an emotional wreck because of Saddam's [[YourCheatingHeart escapades with them]]. He later guts this aide when he has a psychological breakdown of his own. Though the movie also implies that Uday and Sajida may be [[IncestSubtext a little too close]].


--> '''Sarrab''': Poor Uday. Sometimes I think he wants to fuck himself to death.


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* {{Narcissist}}: The reason he likes Latif so much.
--> '''Sarrab''': Poor Uday. Sometimes I think he wants to fuck himself to death.


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--> '''Uday''': Justice. Compassion. Fuck this!

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