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* MilestoneCelebration: The 100th episode occurred in Season 9, and featured seven real-life couples made-up by the contestant to look like zombies. The couples were then married on the reveal stage by Mackenzie.

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* MilestoneCelebration: The 100th episode occurred in Season 9, and featured seven real-life couples made-up by the contestant to look like zombies. The couples were then married on the reveal stage by Mackenzie.[=McKenzie=].



* RomanceOnTheSet: Former judge and frequent guest star Patrick Tatopoulos and host McKenzie Westmore were married in 2015 after dating since season one.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Former judge and frequent guest star Patrick Tatopoulos and host McKenzie [=McKenzie=] Westmore were married in 2015 after dating since season one.


* HilariousInHindsight: This won't be the only time Creator/GinaGershon will play a bad girl [[DatingCatwoman who gets into a relationship with the hero]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman without knowing his true identity]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: This won't be the only time Creator/GinaGershon will play a bad girl [[DatingCatwoman who gets into a relationship with the hero]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman without knowing his true identity]].


* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/NicolasCage steals [[Film/TheRock another beige Volvo]] [[Film/ConAir stationwagon]].
** Creator/JohnTravolta [[Film/PulpFiction gives his wife a foot massage]], and [[Film/{{Michael}} his son Michael's grave is shaped like an angel]].
* BillingDisplacement: Averted with the fact that John Travolta and Nicolas Cage are billed first in the credits, as the leads. However, they credit Travolta as only playing Archer and Cage as only playing Castor, the roles they are in at the beginning of the movie, and miss the fact that they actually spend more screentime playing the ''other'' character. Travolta should actually be credited as "Sean Archer[=/=]Castor Troy" and Cage as "Castor Troy[=/=]Sean Archer".

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* ActorAllusion:
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** Creator/NicolasCage steals [[Film/TheRock another beige Volvo]] [[Film/ConAir stationwagon]].
is a big fan of Creator/ChowYunFat. Creator/JohnWoo originally asked Cage to decide on the make-up for the beginning of the film. Cage decided to don a moustache, similar to the famous assassination scene in ''Film/TheKiller''.
** Creator/JohnTravolta [[Film/PulpFiction gives his wife a foot massage]], Pollux Troy's voice and [[Film/{{Michael}} his son Michael's grave is shaped like an angel]].
speech mannerisms performed by Alessandro Nivola weren't part of the script. Nivola was inspired by Charles Crumb, the brother of artist Creator/RobertCrumb who appeared in the documentary ''Crumb'', a film Nivola was watching at the time of filming.
* BillingDisplacement: Averted with the fact that John Travolta Creator/JohnTravolta and Nicolas Cage Creator/NicolasCage are billed first in the credits, as the leads. However, they credit Travolta as only playing Archer and Cage as only playing Castor, the roles they are in at the beginning of the movie, and miss the fact that they actually spend more screentime playing the ''other'' character. Travolta should actually be credited as "Sean Archer[=/=]Castor Troy" and Cage as "Castor Troy[=/=]Sean Archer".



* CastTheExpert: Some of the prisoners are actual ex-convicts recruited by Creator/JohnWoo because he "wanted real people."



** Played straight with 43 year old John Travolta playing 32 year old Castor Troy.

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** Played straight with 43 year old John Travolta Creator/JohnTravolta playing 32 year old Castor Troy.



* DuelingStarsMovie: Nicolas Cage vs. John Travolta.
* ExecutiveMeddling: {{Defied|Trope}}. John Woo only agreed to direct the film under the condition that he would have greater creative control than he had been allowed in his prior Hollywood films ''Film/HardTarget'' and ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', both of which had been accused of suffering this. Nevertheless, the studio still argued with Woo on multiple cases, such as demanding he take the slash out of the title and wanting a younger actress to play Eve Archer, but Woo stood his ground.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: For both Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.

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* DuelingStarsMovie: Nicolas Cage Creator/NicolasCage vs. John Travolta.
Creator/JohnTravolta.
* ExecutiveMeddling: {{Defied|Trope}}. John Woo Creator/JohnWoo only agreed to direct the film under the condition that he would have greater creative control than he had been allowed in his prior Hollywood films ''Film/HardTarget'' and ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', both of which had been accused of suffering this. Nevertheless, the studio still argued with Woo on multiple cases, such as demanding he take the slash out of the title and wanting a younger actress to play Eve Archer, but Woo stood his ground.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Creator/JohnWoo let Nick Cassavetes write a lot of his own lines for the movie.
* InspirationForTheWork: Co-screenwriter Mike Werb got the idea for the face surgery from a friend who had a hang-gliding accident. They had to remove most of the skin from his face, reconstruct the bone matter, and put his face back on.
* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: The original script had the same high concept, only it was a sci-fi action movie set in the future. The setting was changed to the present day once Creator/JohnWoo signed on, so that the plot could also explore how Archer's and Castor's dislike for each other affects those around them, especially after they get each other's face.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: For both Nicolas Cage Creator/NicolasCage and John Travolta.Creator/JohnTravolta.



* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Originally written in 1990, the script was first optioned by producer Joel Silver before falling into the lap of Creator/MichaelDouglas who, the screenwriters fervently hoped, would star in it alongside Creator/HarrisonFord. Instead, Douglas took over as producer.
* ThrowItIn: Creator/GinaGershon and Nick Cassavetes came up with the brother/sister kiss. Gershon said, "There's something so warped about them anyway... I think they just really love each other."
** Gershon also decided that Sasha should [[GroinAttack kick a man in the groin]]. "I thought that just encapsulated her whole personality, the whole 'killer' mom."



** The original script had the same high concept, only it was a sci-fi action movie set in the future. The setting was changed to the present day once John Woo signed on, so that the plot could also explore how Archer's and Castor's dislike for each other affects those around them, especially after they get each other's face.
** Also before John Travolta and Nicolas Cage got the lead roles, other Archer[=/=]Castor pairs were considered, such as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger / Creator/SylvesterStallone and Creator/HarrisonFord / Creator/MichaelDouglas.

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** The original script had the same high concept, only it was a sci-fi action movie set in the future. The setting was changed to the present day once John Woo signed on, so that the plot could also explore how Archer's and Castor's dislike for each other affects those around them, especially after they get each other's face.
** Also before John Travolta and Nicolas Cage got the lead roles, other Archer[=/=]Castor pairs were considered, such as
Originally Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger / and Creator/SylvesterStallone were in mind to play the lead roles. When Creator/JohnWoo was brought in to direct, he decided that Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage would be more suited to the roles. Other pairs included Creator/HarrisonFord / Creator/MichaelDouglas.and Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertDeNiro and Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/StevenSeagal. Creator/PatrickSwayze was also considered for one of the lead roles.
** Creator/MarkWahlberg turned down the role of Pollux Troy.
** Creator/ChowYunFat was rumored to be in the movie during the early stages of filming. He could not appear in the film due to contractual obligations, and Creator/MargaretCho took the role.
** The studio wanted Archer and Sasha to sleep together, but the writers and John Woo argued against it.
** In early drafts of the script, Archer went to Castor's mother's place to hide out. The writers wanted the mother to be played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor or Creator/JackNicholson in drag.
** Creator/GinaGershon told Woo that she wanted to shave her head for her role. He didn't like the idea.


** ''Any'' of the design options that aren't selected by the contestants, e.g. the "Taj Trashed By Pterodactyl" option from Season 7's "Creature Carnage".

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** ''Any'' of the design options that aren't selected by the contestants, e.g. the "Taj Trashed By Pterodactyl" option from Season 7's "Creature Carnage".Carnage".
* TheWikiRule: [[http://syfyfaceoff.wikia.com/wiki/Syfy%27s_Face_Off_Wiki The Face/Off Wiki]].


* CastingGag: Dietrich's sister name is Sasha. His actor Nick Cassavetes also has a daughter named Sasha.


* TheDanza: Probably unintentional but in the episode "Teacher's Pets" model Meg Albiertus plays a OurGoblinsAreDifferent/character known as "Meg Oblin"

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* TheDanza: Probably unintentional but in the episode "Teacher's Pets" model Meg Albiertus plays a OurGoblinsAreDifferent/character {{OurGoblinsAreDifferent/character}} known as "Meg Oblin"

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* TheDanza: Probably unintentional but in the episode "Teacher's Pets" model Meg Albiertus plays a OurGoblinsAreDifferent/character known as "Meg Oblin"


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:The return of Nicole in Season 3 also resulted in her win by AmericanIdol vote, though by all accounts, Laura or Derek should have won the season if her return didn't happen. Laura had another chance to compete in Season 5, which she won without question. Kinda makes you wonder who would have won Season 5 if Season 3 hadn't happened the way it did, and it's especially obvious that the producers realized their mistake in letting Season 3 be decided that way, because neither the option of giving an eliminated contestant the chance to return nor the AmericanIdol style finisher ever happened on ''Face Off'' again.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:The return of Nicole in Season 3 also resulted in her win by AmericanIdol ''Series/AmericanIdol'' vote, though by all accounts, Laura or Derek should have won the season if her return didn't happen. Laura had another chance to compete in Season 5, which she won without question. Kinda makes you wonder who would have won Season 5 if Season 3 hadn't happened the way it did, and it's especially obvious that the producers realized their mistake in letting Season 3 be decided that way, because neither the option of giving an eliminated contestant the chance to return nor the AmericanIdol style ''Idol''-style finisher ever happened on ''Face Off'' again.]]


** Castor's customized, gold-plated handguns proved distinctive and popular enough that there's several Airsoft replicas have been made.

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** Castor's customized, gold-plated handguns proved distinctive and popular enough that there's several Airsoft replicas have been made.


* ExecutiveMeddling: {{Defied|Trope}}. John Woo only agreed to direct the film under the condition that he would have greater creative control than he had been allowed in his prior Hollywood films ''Film/HardTarget'' and ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', both of which had been accused of suffering this. Nevertheless, the studio still argued with Woo on multiple cases, such as demanding he take the slash out of the title and wanting a younger actress to play Eve Archer, but Woo stood his ground.



* TheRedStapler: Some looked high and low for a Filipino Kriss-styled [[ButterflyKnife Balisong]] like the one Castor gives to Jamie.

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* TheRedStapler: PropRecycling: The magnetic boots worn by the prisoners in Erewhon are the same boots the Goombas used in ''Film/SuperMarioBros''
* TheRedStapler:
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Some looked high and low for a Filipino Kriss-styled [[ButterflyKnife Balisong]] like the one Castor gives to Jamie.Jamie.
** Castor's customized, gold-plated handguns proved distinctive and popular enough that there's several Airsoft replicas have been made.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:The return of Nicole in Season 3 also resulted in her win by AmericanIdol vote, though by all accounts, Laura or Derek should have won the season if her return didn't happen. Laura had another chance to compete in Season 5, which she won without question. Kinda makes you wonder who would have won Season 5 if Season 3 hadn't happened the way it did, and it's especially obvious that the producers realized their mistake in letting Season 3 be decided that way, because neither the option of giving an eliminated contestant the chance to return nor the AmericanIdol style finisher ever happened on ''Face Off'' again.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:The return of Nicole in Season 3 also resulted in her win by AmericanIdol vote, though by all accounts, Laura or Derek should have won the season if her return didn't happen. Laura had another chance to compete in Season 5, which she won without question. Kinda makes you wonder who would have won Season 5 if Season 3 hadn't happened the way it did, and it's especially obvious that the producers realized their mistake in letting Season 3 be decided that way, because neither the option of giving an eliminated contestant the chance to return nor the AmericanIdol style finisher ever happened on ''Face Off'' again.]]]]
** ''Any'' of the design options that aren't selected by the contestants, e.g. the "Taj Trashed By Pterodactyl" option from Season 7's "Creature Carnage".


** NicolasCage steals [[Film/TheRock another beige Volvo]] [[Film/ConAir stationwagon]].
** JohnTravolta [[Film/PulpFiction gives his wife a foot massage]], and [[Film/{{Michael}} his son Michael's grave is shaped like an angel]].

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** NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage steals [[Film/TheRock another beige Volvo]] [[Film/ConAir stationwagon]].
** JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta [[Film/PulpFiction gives his wife a foot massage]], and [[Film/{{Michael}} his son Michael's grave is shaped like an angel]].



** Also before John Travolta and Nicolas Cage got the lead roles, other Archer[=/=]Castor pairs were considered, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford/Michael Douglas.

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** Also before John Travolta and Nicolas Cage got the lead roles, other Archer[=/=]Castor pairs were considered, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger / Creator/SylvesterStallone and Harrison Ford/Michael Douglas.Creator/HarrisonFord / Creator/MichaelDouglas.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had the same high concept, only it was a sci-fi action movie set in the future. The setting was changed to the present day so that the plot could also explore how Archer's and Castor's dislike for each other affects those around them, especially after they get each other's face.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
The original script had the same high concept, only it was a sci-fi action movie set in the future. The setting was changed to the present day once John Woo signed on, so that the plot could also explore how Archer's and Castor's dislike for each other affects those around them, especially after they get each other's face.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Former judge and frequent guest star Patrick Tatopoulos and host McKenzie Westmore were married in 2015 after dating since season one.

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