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* HateSink: El Chino is a vile human-trafficking Drug-lord who gleefully murders children. The man is such utter human garbage [[spoiler:you'll feel like cheering when he's ripped apart by the ghosts of his many, ''many'' victims.]]


* AvengingTheVillain: After Setrella seemingly kills Caco, his brother pursues the street kids in revenge. [[spoiler:This turns out to be a case of MisplacedRetribution, as it turns out the brothers' boss El Chino did it.]]

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* AvengingTheVillain: After Setrella Estrella seemingly kills Caco, his brother pursues the street kids in revenge. [[spoiler:This turns out to be a case of MisplacedRetribution, as it turns out the brothers' boss El Chino did it.]]


* TheCartel: The main antagonists are the Huascas, a brutal drug cartel that harvests organs.

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* TheCartel: The main antagonists are the Huascas, a brutal drug cartel that harvests organs.seeking a phone with incriminating evidence.


* BigBad: Servant Esparza, AKA El Chino, the brutal drug lord terrorizing the city.

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* BigBad: Servant Servando Esparza, AKA El Chino, the brutal drug lord terrorizing the city.

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'''''Tigers Are Not Afraid''''' is a 2017 {{Mexican|Media}} crime {{horror film|s}}.

Estrella is a 10-year-old girl living in the violent streets of Mexico. After being given three pieces of chalk that grant one wish each, she wishes for her mother to come BackFromTheDead. The chalk works, but it does so by making her spirit into an undead abomination that follows Estrella wherever she goes. Our heroine ends up joining a gang to distract herself from the horror, but soon she learns that some things are scarier than ghosts...
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* AvengingTheVillain: After Setrella seemingly kills Caco, his brother pursues the street kids in revenge. [[spoiler:This turns out to be a case of MisplacedRetribution, as it turns out the brothers' boss El Chino did it.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Any wish the hulk grants has a terrible side effect. Estrella wishing for her mother to come back summons her ghost, wishing to not have to murder Caco makes her find him dead of unrelated causes, and [[spoiler:wishing for Shine's scar to disappear leads to El Chino shooting him in the face.]]
* BigBad: Servant Esparza, AKA El Chino, the brutal drug lord terrorizing the city.
* TheCartel: The main antagonists are the Huascas, a brutal drug cartel that harvests organs.
* CorruptPolitician: El Chino, head of the Huascas, spends the film running for government office to advance his organization's cause.
* CrapsackWorld: Mexico is depicted as a crime-ridden hellhole where gun violence happens near schools on the regular, and people get murdered constantly. Gangs of orphans roam the streets, and the cartels control the government.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Estrella and the other children are initially tormented by Caco, a member of the Huascas who intends to kidnap them all. However, Estrella finds his body twenty minutes in, setting the rest of the Huascas after them, culminating in a confrontation with their leader El Chino.
* HumanTraffickers: One of the Huascas' primary sources of revenue is child trafficking.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The ghosts in the film are benevolent guardians, while the real threat are a drug cartel.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Estrella's wish to see her mother again gives her the ability to communicate with all of El Chino's victims.
* MacGuffin: The Huascas are after a cell phone Shine stole from one of their members, which has incriminating evidence.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: These are shadowy, raspy-voiced specters trapped on Earth by violent deaths. They can communicate with people who have special abilities and interact with the outside world either by possessing objects or contact with a medium.
* PantheraAwesome: The film opens with Estrella writing a FairyTale about a prince who wishes to be a tiger because they feel no fear.
* PoliceAreUseless: When a couple of the street kids try to report El Chino to the police, they outright refuse to help and flee in terror.
* RewritingReality: Estrella has three pieces of chalk, each of which grants her one wish.
* TheSociopath: El Chino, a politician who leads a brutal cartel that deals drugs and HumanTrafficking. He shows no real regard for anybody, executes his own men when it suits him, and can't even feign kindness when he's letting people live, instead simply acting completely indifferent to them once they meet his ends.
* StreetUrchin: Estrella falls in with a gang of street kids whose parents were also taken by the Huascas.
* WouldHurtAChild: Aside from the HumanTrafficking mentioned above, the Huascas spend the entire film trying to kill a group of street kids to get some incriminating evidence from them.
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