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* FollowTheLeader: A very [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]] [[GenderFlip boy]] moves into a small town and starts a relationship with a [[GenderFlip girl]], [[ParanormalRomance except he has superpowers]], [[Literature/{{Twilight}} which complicates things]]. And his mouthy, socially ostracized friend is called [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Sam]], who believes in [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries ancient astronauts]]. Number Four even ends the movie narrating that [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Earth is his home]] now, [[strike: and though they are worlds apart, there's more to them than meets the eye]] so he has to protect it.

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** John says about Agron's character "she's not just another girl". Agron featured in the music video for Music/TheKillers' "Just Another Girl".


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* ActorSharedBackground: Dianna Agron loves photography about as much as character Sarah, having her own collection of digital and film cameras.


* FollowTheLeader: The author Pittacus Lore outright wrote the books to follow in the footsteps of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' to create a new film franchise.
* NamesTheSame:
** So Mogadorians travelled to Paradise, Ohio? Should only take about an hour... If you mean Mogadore, OH, a town just outside of Akron.
** [[LordOfTheRings Lorien is also kinda near Mordor]].


* CastTheExpert: Alex Pettyfer was already trained in stunt work and combat from ''{{Film/Stormbreaker}}'', making him an apt fit for Number Four.



* Teresa Palmer went through three months of sword training, wire work and weight training to prepare.

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* ** Teresa Palmer went through three months of sword training, wire work and weight training to prepare.


* ActorAllusion: [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn]]/Sarah used to date the quarterback, then she became one of the misfits.
* CastTheExpert: Greg Townley as Number Three and Damien Walters as the Mogadorian warrior.
** Also Alex Pettyfer as Number Four if you know how physically skilled he really is (watching ''Stormbreaker'', made when he was just 15, may give you an idea).
* DawsonCasting: Played straight as 24-year-old DiannaAgron, 22-year-old Jake Abel and 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer play high school students. 24-year-old TeresaPalmer as 16-year-old Six, too. However, it's averted with Callan [=McAuliffe=] who was 15 at the time of filming, and Greg Townley who was 14: their characters' ages.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: or ArtisticLicenseAstronomy. According to the film it is nighttime at the same time everywhere in the world. Nope.
* DyeingForYourArt: Alex Pettyfer dyed his blond hair brown for the beginning of the film. Jake Abel dyed his blonde hair brown for the duration of the film. Callan [=McAuliffe=] had his hair dyed darker for the film, but claims to have lost track of its original color because he's dyed it other colors for roles before.
** DiannaAgron continued dying hers blond. TeresaPalmer literally ends up as the only actor without died hair. TheStinger? She's blond and her character had black hair in the book.
** In the book, Sam's hair is also dark blond, as Callan [=McAuliffe=]'s is, so he didn't need to dye it, the inverse of TeresaPalmer.
* NamesTheSame: so Mogadorians travelled to Paradise, Ohio? Should only take about an hour... If you mean Mogadore, OH, a town just outside of Akron.
** [[LordOfTheRings Lorien is also kinda near Mordor]], so I'm surprised the bad guys weren't Mordorians.
* MoneyDearBoy: The author made no secret that he wrote the book to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on]] the popularity of the Literature/Twilight series and try to create a new hit franchise in its stead. That being said, it's much better than something supposedly written as an empty cash grab should be.

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* ActorAllusion: [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn]]/Sarah ActorAllusion:
** Dianna Agron [[{{Series/Glee}} once again]]
used to date the quarterback, then she became quarterback and is now one of the misfits.
* CastTheExpert: Greg Townley as Number Three and Damien Walters as the Mogadorian warrior.
** Also Alex Pettyfer as Henri tells Number Four if "you have no idea what you know how physically skilled he really are capable of". This is (watching ''Stormbreaker'', made when he was just 15, may give you an idea).
a nod to Timothy Olyphant saying a similar line ''Die Hard 4.0''.
* ActorInspiredElement: Number Six is Australian because Teresa Palmer wanted to speak in her natural voice.
* DawsonCasting: Played straight as 24-year-old DiannaAgron, Dianna Agron, 22-year-old Jake Abel and 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer play high school students. 24-year-old TeresaPalmer Teresa Palmer as 16-year-old Six, too. However, it's averted with Callan [=McAuliffe=] who was 15 at the time of filming, and Greg Townley who was 14: their characters' ages.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: or ArtisticLicenseAstronomy. According to DeletedRole: Karen Allen filmed some scenes as Sam's mother, but they were cut from the film it is nighttime at the same time everywhere in the world. Nope.
film.
* DyeingForYourArt: DyeingForYourArt:
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Alex Pettyfer dyed his blond hair brown for the beginning of the film. Jake Abel dyed his blonde hair brown for the duration of the film. Callan [=McAuliffe=] had his hair dyed darker for the film, but claims to have lost track of its original color because he's dyed it other colors for roles before.
** DiannaAgron continued dying hers blond. TeresaPalmer literally ends up as * Teresa Palmer went through three months of sword training, wire work and weight training to prepare.
* FakeAmerican: Alex Pettyfer is British.
* FollowTheLeader: The author Pittacus Lore outright wrote
the only actor without died hair. TheStinger? She's blond and her character had black hair books to follow in the book.
footsteps of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' to create a new film franchise.
* NamesTheSame:
** In the book, Sam's hair is also dark blond, as Callan [=McAuliffe=]'s is, so he didn't need to dye it, the inverse of TeresaPalmer.
* NamesTheSame: so
So Mogadorians travelled to Paradise, Ohio? Should only take about an hour... If you mean Mogadore, OH, a town just outside of Akron.
** [[LordOfTheRings Lorien is also kinda near Mordor]], so I'm surprised the bad guys weren't Mordorians.
* MoneyDearBoy: The author made no secret that he wrote the book to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on]] the popularity of the Literature/Twilight series and try to create a new hit franchise in its stead. That being said, it's much better than something supposedly written as an empty cash grab should be.
Mordor]].


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SharltoCopley was cast as Henri, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and was replaced with Creator/TimothyOlyphant.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Agent 47 is TheObiWan.
** [[CatchMeIfYouCan Brian]] [[ThePursuitOfHappyness Howe]].
** [[Series/{{Justified}} Raylan]] is an alien who protects Literature/AlexRider, who can't help falling in love with [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn]] and butting heads with [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Adam Winchester]]/ [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Luke Castellan]].
** The Mogadorian leader is Joshua from ''Series/DarkAngel''.
** Number Three is Hit Girl and the Mogadorian Warrior that gets blown up is Film/KickAss.
** [[Creator/ReubenLangdon Dante]] is Three's Guardian.


** [[Series/{{Justified}} Raylan]] is an alien who protects Literature/AlexRider, who can't help falling in love with [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn]] and butting heads with [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Adam Winchester]]/ [[{{PercyJackson}} Luke Castellan]].
** The Mogadorian leader is Joshua from ''DarkAngel''.

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** [[Series/{{Justified}} Raylan]] is an alien who protects Literature/AlexRider, who can't help falling in love with [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn]] and butting heads with [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Adam Winchester]]/ [[{{PercyJackson}} [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Luke Castellan]].
** The Mogadorian leader is Joshua from ''DarkAngel''.''Series/DarkAngel''.


* [[Creator/ReubenLangdon Dante]] is Three's Guardian.

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* ** [[Creator/ReubenLangdon Dante]] is Three's Guardian.

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* [[Creator/ReubenLangdon Dante]] is Three's Guardian.

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* StillbornFranchise: Not the novels, but the film series that was intended to be released alongside the novels was shelved indefinitely due to lukewarm reception and mediocre box office profits.


* MoneyDearBoy: The author made no secret that he wrote the book to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on]] the popularity of the Literature/HarryPotter series and try to create a new hit franchise in its stead. That being said, it's much better than something supposedly written as an empty cash grab should be.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The author made no secret that he wrote the book to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on]] the popularity of the Literature/HarryPotter Literature/Twilight series and try to create a new hit franchise in its stead. That being said, it's much better than something supposedly written as an empty cash grab should be.


* DidntDoTheBloodyResearch: or ArtisticLicenseAstronomy. According to the film it is nighttime at the same time everywhere in the world. Nope.

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* DidntDoTheBloodyResearch: DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: or ArtisticLicenseAstronomy. According to the film it is nighttime at the same time everywhere in the world. Nope.

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* DidntDoTheBloodyResearch: or ArtisticLicenseAstronomy. According to the film it is nighttime at the same time everywhere in the world. Nope.


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** In the book, Sam's hair is also dark blond, as Callan [=McAuliffe=]'s is, so he didn't need to dye it, the inverse of TeresaPalmer.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Alex Pettyfer and Creator/DiannaAgron became [[PortmanteauCoupleName Dialex]] for a bit.

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