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* BadassDecay: Shadow Khan's Terror Warriors take a sudden decrease in threat level the second time the Dragons face them. {{Justified|Trope}}, as their first appearance ends with the Lee Twins getting armor specifically built to fight them.

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Shadow Khan's Terror Warriors take a sudden decrease in threat level the second time the Dragons face them. {{Justified|Trope}}, Justified, as their first appearance ends with the Lee Twins getting armor specifically built to fight them.


* SpiritualAdaptation: ''Film/DoubleImpact'' is said to be a better live-action ''Double Dragon'' movie than the official ''Double Dragon'' movie.



* VideoGameMoviesSuck: The movie is a considered a textbook example of this trope, but some of the characters and plot elements from the movie were [[RecursiveAdaptation adapted]] into the ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the Neo-Geo. And it had Alyssa Milano going for it, so it wasn't ''completely'' bad.

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* VideoGameMoviesSuck: The movie is a considered a textbook example of this trope, but some of the characters and plot elements from the movie were [[RecursiveAdaptation adapted]] into the ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the Neo-Geo. And it had Alyssa Milano Creator/AlyssaMilano going for it, so it wasn't ''completely'' bad.



* FranchiseOriginalSin: Before the cartoon and film became known as prime examples of {{Narm}}, it was the comic that introduced many of the concepts that were so derided in those adaptations, like a supernatural source for the Lee brotherís abilities, {{Toyetic}} outfits and vehicles, and a complete absence of any familiar characters and settings from the games, save a villain loosely based on the Mysterious Warrior from ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII''. Of course, neither of them made Creator/StanLee Billy and Jimmyís dad.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Before the cartoon and film became known as prime examples of {{Narm}}, it was the comic that introduced many of the concepts that were so derided in those adaptations, like a supernatural source for the Lee brotherís brother's abilities, {{Toyetic}} outfits and vehicles, and a complete absence of any familiar characters and settings from the games, save a villain loosely based on the Mysterious Warrior from ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII''. Of course, neither of them made Creator/StanLee Billy and Jimmyís dad.


* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Creator/StanLee is the father of Billy and Jimmy. For many, this is all they know about the comic.


* MoralEventHorizon: Shuko blowing up Satori, with the added cruelty of using his medallion to take her over ''just to make her watch.''

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* MoralEventHorizon: Shuko blowing up Satori, with the added cruelty of using his medallion to take possess her over ''just to make her watch.''

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** The 2nd game's [[UsefulNotes/Commodore64 C64]] version [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zczvKGX1ujk first stage music]] sounds an awful lot like She Bop by Cyndi Lauper.


** On the other hand, the Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme film ''Film/DoubleImpact'' seems to had been


** On the other hand, the Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme film ''Film/DoubleImpact'' seems to had been inspired by the games and it's an even more [[SpiritualAdaptation faithful adaptation]] than the official ''Double Dragon'' film. Bolo Yeung, the actor who was the inspiration of Abobo's character design (so much that one of Abobo's head swaps is even named "Bolo"), even makes an appearance as a [[GiantMook giant henchman]] who throws oil drums at the heroes.

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** On the other hand, the Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme film ''Film/DoubleImpact'' seems to had been inspired by the games and it's an even more [[SpiritualAdaptation faithful adaptation]] than the official ''Double Dragon'' film. Bolo Yeung, the actor who was the inspiration of Abobo's character design (so much that one of Abobo's head swaps is even named "Bolo"), even makes an appearance as a [[GiantMook giant henchman]] who throws oil drums at the heroes.been


* CrazyAwesome:
** Creator/StanLee beating up thugs with Kung fu. Even if youíre not a fan of the idea of Stan Lee in the comic itís hard not to crack a smile at an image that surreal and awesome.
** The Dragon Forceís true form, an actual dragon that goes after criminals like itís ComicBook/ThePunisher.


* SoBadItsGood

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* SoBadItsGoodSoBadItsGood: If one can get over the radical changes to the source material, they'll find a show that isn't exactly good, but can be a lot of fun to watch with the right mindset.


* MoralEventHorizon: Shuko blowing up Satori.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Shuko blowing up Satori.Satori, with the added cruelty of using his medallion to take her over ''just to make her watch.''

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The final duel between the Double Dragons for Marian. Is it a fight to death or just a friendly sparring competition which just happens to have the prize of Marian being the girlfriend of the winner? Jimmy's dialogue in ''Advance'' implies that it's just a friendly match, but for the longest time, people thought it was a fight to the death, never mind that both Billy and Jimmy reappear just fine in the sequel.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Shuko blowing up Satori.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous "Bimmy and Jimmy" typo on the very first screen of the very first cutscene in the NES edition of ''Double Dragon III''. It's supposed to be ''Billy'' and Jimmy, in case you didn't know.


* EarWorm: The theme song. Seriously it's annoying, but it gets stuck in your head ''very'' easily.


* SpiritualAdaptation: When they came out, the ''Double Dragon'' games were the best ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' games you could buy. It's ''not'' a coincidence that Billy and Jimmy looked like Kenshiro and Raoh, fought punks in the post-apocalyptic 199X, and ultimately became each other's greatest enemies.

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* SpiritualAdaptation: When they came out, the ''Double Dragon'' games were the best ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' games you could buy. It's ''not'' a coincidence that Billy and Jimmy looked like Kenshiro and Raoh, fought punks in the post-apocalyptic 199X, and ultimately became each other's greatest enemies.enemies to fight over a woman.

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