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** To make it easier for non-fighting game fans, Tekken 2 was released in 1996 a full 8 years before the films "present day".

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*** Judging from the fact that [[TheDitz Dianne]] could see that her own ''boyfriend'' clearly still held a torch for Liz, Liz was probably well aware, but it is indicated that Liz was closer to Dianne than David, seeing as David seemed to be TheEeyore even before the Z-Words started appearing.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Speaking of which, we're supposed to be on Shaun and Ed's side when Pete freaks out at them for playing loud techno music at 4 in the morning, even though anyone would understandably be just as pissed off as Pete if someone was disturbing their sleep by playing loud music late at night, which makes Pete's treatment of Shaun and Ed something of a KickTheSonOfABitch moment.


* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler:Sure, David was a twat, but he didn't really deserve to be torn apart by zombies. He even attempted to apologize before the zombies killed him.]]


* UnintentionallySympathetic: We're clearly supposed to see Pete as an unlikable {{Jerkass}} because of how rudely he treats Shaun and Ed. However, Pete is actually quite justified in doing so, especially when Shaun and Ed are playing loud music at 4 in the morning, because how would you feel if you were struggling to get to sleep because two obnoxious idiots are staying up all night playing music so loud that you can't even sleep? especially if you have to get up early for work. Therefor it doesn't really make sense to portray Pete in a negative light because of that, when really it's Shaun and Ed who are in the wrong.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: We're clearly supposed to see Pete as an unlikable {{Jerkass}} because of how rudely he treats Shaun and Ed. However, Pete is actually quite justified in doing so, especially when Shaun and Ed are playing loud music at 4 in the morning, because how would you feel if you were struggling to get to sleep because two obnoxious idiots are staying up all night playing music so loud that you can't even sleep? especially Especially if you have to get up early for work. Therefor Therefore it doesn't really make sense to portray Pete in a negative light because of that, when really it's Shaun and Ed who are in the wrong.



* TheWoobie: Though she doesn't let it get to her until an emotional outburst at the Winchester, Diane is Liz's best friend, a failed actress and her boyfriend is only dating her because he's actually in love with ''Liz'' and is using Diane as ReplacementGoldfish, which she says she's "come to terms with", it's really easy to feel bad for her.

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Though she doesn't let it get to her until an emotional outburst at the Winchester, Diane is Liz's best friend, a failed actress and her boyfriend is only dating her because he's actually in love with ''Liz'' and is using Diane as ReplacementGoldfish, which she says she's "come to terms with", it's really easy to feel bad for her.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: We're clearly supposed to see Pete as an unlikable {{Jerkass}} because of how rudely he treats Shaun and Ed. However, Pete is actually quite justified in doing so, especially when Shaun and Ed are playing loud music at 4 in the morning, because how would you feel if you were struggling to get to sleep because two obnoxious idiots are staying up all night playing music so loud that you can't even sleep? especially if you have to get up early for work. Therefor it doesn't really make sense to portray Pete in a negative light because of that, when really it's Shaun and Ed who are in the wrong.


* ValuesResonance: When Shaun tells Liz that Ed doesn't have too many friends, followed immediately by Ed calling Shaun, Liz and her friends cunts. Since the C-word is considered a lot more offensive to U.S. audiences than it is to other English-speakers, this makes the gag even funnier.

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** References to "Zombie Phillip" picked up towards the end of 2019 when [[https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/NINTCHDBPICT000549781629.jpg this image of Prince Phillip leaving hospital]] became public.


* EarWorm: The use of "The Blue Wrath" by I, Monster as the opening theme.

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** Shaun and his group run into doppelgangers that mirror them. Enter 2019, where in Zombieland: Double Tap, Tallahassee and Columbus also run into two survivors that share similarities with them.

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** Shaun ''definitely'' needs a hug after everything that happens to him in one day...

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* DesignatedVillain: Pete. The film tries to make him out to be an intolerable JerkAss whose death is treated as karma, but his frustration towards Ed is actually very understandable considering Ed moved in without asking, leaves the house a mess, doesn't work, and is frequently pulling pranks on Pete. Pete was even polite to him (if a bit passive aggressive) when he asked Ed to do his chores, and when Shaun and Ed are inconsiderately having a rave at four in the morning while Pete has to get up early for work, he was still fairly reasonable about it and nice enough to allow them to keep partying so long as they turned the music down, until Ed angered him by calling him a prick.


** David needs to turn off a jukebox to avoid the zombies outside hearing them. However, he can't find the switches, and everyone else is fighting the zombified bartender, so he quickly rushes to the fuse-box. Instead of flipping the switches so that they're all facing the same direction, he starts flipping them all randomly (in sync with the music), resulting in lights turning on and off inside and outside, naturally gaining a ''lot'' of attention.


** Is Liz aware of David's love for her? And if so, was she leading him along intentionally, or was she trying to ignore him.

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** Is Liz aware of David's love for her? And if so, was she leading him along intentionally, or was she trying to ignore him.him?



* FauxSymbolism: There's some level of social observation, and the apparent suggestion that in 21st century Britain many people live life in an unthinking, zombie-like state - the introductory footage of everyday life at the film's beginning, Shaun and Ed's first few zombie encounters - in which they fail to notice anything unusual going on, and [[spoiler:the ending, where society becomes completely desensitized to violence, and Ed lives on, undead and tied up in the shed. Creepy.]]
** The fact that the first we see of Shaun is that he's shuffling around and yawning/moaning like a zombie sort of stresses the point.
** Of course, Creator/GeorgeARomero made that point three decades earlier with ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: There's some level of social observation, and the apparent suggestion that in 21st century Britain many people live life in an unthinking, zombie-like state - the introductory footage of everyday life at the film's beginning, Shaun and Ed's first few zombie encounters - in which they fail to notice anything unusual going on, and [[spoiler:the ending, where society becomes completely desensitized to violence, and Ed lives on, undead and tied up in the shed. Creepy.]]
** The fact that the first we see of Shaun is that he's shuffling around and yawning/moaning like a zombie sort of stresses the point.
** Of course, Creator/GeorgeARomero made that point three decades earlier with ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''.

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* ValuesResonance: When Shaun tells Liz that Ed doesn't have too many friends, followed immediately by Ed calling Shaun, Liz and her friends cunts. Since the C-word is considered a lot more offensive to U.S. audiences than it is to other English-speakers, this makes the gag even funnier.

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