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* BrokenBase: Want to start an argument on the Internet? Take a stance on whether or not Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie.


** The original NES adaptation manages to be both faithful to the film and, in some ways, innovative. (John can't see around corners, for instance, despite the top-down view.) The terrorists spawn in random locations throughout the building, so each playthrough is different. There is, however, quite a bit of TrialAndErrorGameplay as showcased by [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN's]] famous video takedown.
** ''Die Hard Trilogy'' for the [=PS1=] is considered to be a great Arcade-styled action game with plenty of variety in the styles chosen for each of the three movies.
** Subverted with ''VideoGame/DieHardArcade'', which was a generally-unaffiliated game called Dynamite Deka, but became a DolledUpInstallment when it was localized for the US.

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** The original NES [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] adaptation manages to be both faithful to the film and, in some ways, innovative. (John can't see around corners, for instance, despite the top-down view.) The A set number of terrorists spawn in random locations throughout the building, so each playthrough is different. There is, however, quite a bit of TrialAndErrorGameplay as showcased by [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN's]] famous video takedown.
** ''Die Hard Trilogy'' for the [=PS1=] [[UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} PS1]] is considered to be a great Arcade-styled action game with plenty of variety in the styles chosen for each of the three movies.
** Subverted with ''VideoGame/DieHardArcade'', which was a generally-unaffiliated game called Dynamite Deka, ''Dynamite Deka'', but became a DolledUpInstallment when it was localized for the US.

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** The original NES adaptation manages to be both faithful to the film and, in some ways, innovative. (John can't see around corners, for instance, despite the top-down view.) The terrorists spawn in random locations throughout the building, so each playthrough is different. There is, however, quite a bit of TrialAndErrorGameplay as showcased by [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN's]] famous video takedown.


* CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/DieHard here]].



* CompleteMonster: Hans Gruber, see the YMMV for the original film below for details.


** Take a look at the cover. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd What does this remind you of? It kind of looks like...you know...yeah...]] (It shows Nakatomi Plaza, which was filmed at Fox Plaza in Los Angeles, with an explosion on the top. The dark stripe down the middle makes it look at first glance like two skyscrapers of a similar look to the World Trade Center.)

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** Take a look at the cover. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd What does this remind you of? It kind of looks like...you know...yeah...]] (It shows Nakatomi Plaza, which was filmed at Fox Plaza in Los Angeles, with an explosion on the top. The dark stripe down the middle makes it look at first glance like two skyscrapers of a similar look to the World Trade Center.)


* DiscreditedMeme: As of December 2018, some people are getting over the jokes about ''Die Hard'' being the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

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* DiscreditedMeme: As of December 2018, some people are getting over the jokes about ''Die Hard'' being the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Creator/BruceWillis [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/07/15/bruce-willis-die-hard-not-christmas-movie/ went on record]] declaring he doesn't consider the film to be a Christmas movie.


* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Hans Gruber]] is a self-described "exceptional thief" who [[BigBad leads]] the [[TerroristsWithoutACause takeover]] of Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. A former German terrorist, Hans is focused [[{{Greed}} solely on his own profit]], attempting to steal millions in bearer bonds--a plan which involves demanding the release of numerous terrorists worldwide to throw the authorities off. Executing company head Joseph Takagi when he refuses to cooperate, Gruber has a SWAT team wiped out when they storm the building, and when [[BadassUnintentional John McClane]] interferes, Hans murders a hostage who claims to be John's friend and threatens to begin shooting more until he "gets to someone you do care about!" Hans never intends to let any hostages go, instead placing all of them on the roof to rig it with explosives, which he then plans to detonate--killing over 30 innocent people as a distraction--and fake his own death to escape with the bonds. While only succeeding in killing members of the FBI, Hans immediately kidnaps John's ex-wife before attempting to kill her and John in retribution. Ruthlessly devoted to his own profit above anything else and mixing an utter lack of regard for human lives--[[BadBoss even those of his own men]]--with [[FauxAffablyEvil an air]] of [[WickedCultured urbane sophistication]], Hans Gruber remains the most deeply personal enemy [=John McClane=] has ever faced, and serves as a prototype for countless future action movie villains.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Hans Gruber]] is a self-described "exceptional thief" who [[BigBad leads]] the [[TerroristsWithoutACause takeover]] takeover of Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. A former German terrorist, Hans is focused [[{{Greed}} solely on his own profit]], attempting to steal millions in bearer bonds--a plan which involves demanding the release of numerous terrorists worldwide to throw the authorities off. Executing company head Joseph Takagi when he refuses to cooperate, Gruber has a [[CopKiller SWAT team wiped out out]] when they storm the building, and when [[BadassUnintentional John McClane]] interferes, Hans murders a hostage who claims to be John's friend and threatens to begin shooting more until he "gets to someone you do care about!" Hans never intends to let any hostages go, instead placing all of them on the roof to rig it with explosives, which he then plans to detonate--killing over 30 innocent people as a distraction--and fake his own death to escape with the bonds. While only succeeding in killing members of the FBI, Hans immediately kidnaps John's ex-wife before attempting to kill her and John in retribution. Ruthlessly devoted to his own profit above anything else and mixing an utter lack of regard for human lives--[[BadBoss even those of his own men]]--with [[FauxAffablyEvil an air]] of [[WickedCultured urbane sophistication]], Hans Gruber remains the most deeply personal enemy [=John McClane=] has ever faced, and serves as a prototype for countless future action movie villains.


* * BaseBreakingCharacter: Harry Ellis. Some people finds him funny, while others can't wait for Hans to shoot him in the head.

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* * BaseBreakingCharacter: Harry Ellis. Some people finds him funny, while others can't wait for Hans to shoot him in the head.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Harry Ellis. Some people finds him funny, while others can't wait for Hans to shoot him in the head.


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* * BaseBreakingCharacter: Harry Ellis. Some people finds him funny, while others can't wait for Hans to shoot him in the head.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Harry Ellis. Some people finds him funny, while others can't wait for Hans to shoot him in the head.


* AcceptableLifestyleTargets: Harry Ellis establishes himself as a scumbag by using cocaine.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Sure, sending Tony's corpse down the elevator was meant as a intimidation tactic, but tucking a Santa's hat on him? Not to mention that John not only wrote "Now I have a machine gun" on his shirt in what is presumably blood, but he also included "Ho-ho-ho" at the bottom.

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Sure, sending Tony's corpse down the elevator was meant as a intimidation tactic, but tucking a Santa's hat on him? Not to mention that John not only wrote "Now I have a machine gun" on his shirt in what is presumably blood, but he also included "Ho-ho-ho" at the bottom.bottom.
** Takagi's death. He explains to Hans that he doesn't have the codes to the vault and goads Hans into killing him, which Hans promply does. What sells it is Hans' deadpan face and his flat "ok" when he shoots Takagi. He couldn't care less.

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** Bruce Willis would later oppose a villain named Glass in [[Film/{{Unbreakable}} two different movies]] (one of which is called ''Film/{{Glass}}''), making this line funny.
--> '''John''': Glass? Who gives a shit about glass?


*** By extension, renditions of "It's not Christmas until I see Hans Gruber fall from Nakatomi Plaza".

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*** By extension, renditions variations of "It's not Christmas until I see Hans Gruber fall from Nakatomi Plaza".


** The first movie was based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp, which itself is a sequel to ''Film/TheDetective'', turned into a film starring Creator/FrankSinatra.

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** The first movie was based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp, which itself is a sequel to ''Film/TheDetective'', ''The Detective'', turned into a film starring Creator/FrankSinatra.

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