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** Is Marv a DeathSeeker wanting to end his miserable existence? Or does he just have a major case of HonorBeforeReason combined TheDulcineaEffect? Or is he just a BloodKnight who took the first chance he got to do what he does best?

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** Is Marv a DeathSeeker wanting to end his miserable existence? Or does he just have a major case of HonorBeforeReason combined with TheDulcineaEffect? Or is he just a BloodKnight who took the first chance he got to do what he does best?



* CantUnHearIt: Creator/MickeyRourke has the kind of voice that's perfect for a character like Marv.

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* CantUnHearIt: CantUnhearIt: Creator/MickeyRourke has the kind of voice that's perfect for a character like Marv.Marv.
* FauxSymbolism: When Miho shoots Stuka in the head, the arrow pierces his swastika tattoo. This can be seen as taking back the swastika from those who stole and perverted it.



** Both Senator and Cardinal Roark . Though technically, Senator Roark appears in two scenes in the comic and the Director's Cut of the movie.

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** Both Senator and Cardinal Roark .Roark. Though technically, Senator Roark appears in two scenes in the comic and the Director's Cut of the movie.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: When Miho shoots Stuka in the head, the arrow pierces his swastika tattoo. This can be seen as taking back the swastika from those who stole and perverted it.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Yeah...these stories are DARK, dark enough that it's hard to care for anyone. And, the sheer amount of killings is enough to make you just ugh.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Yeah...these These stories are DARK, dark enough that it's hard to care for anyone. And, anyone or be shocked by the sheer amount of killings is enough to make you just ugh. obscene body count.


** [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse Kevin]], from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", also appearing in the first film, is a young, emotionless SerialKiller who acts as a hitman for [[SinisterMinister Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark]]. In the meantime, Kevin murders and [[ImAHumanitarian eats]] prostitutes, piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He [[{{Fingore}} cuts of and eats the left hand]] of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.

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** [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse Kevin]], from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", also appearing in the first film, is a young, emotionless SerialKiller who acts as a hitman for [[SinisterMinister Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark]]. In the meantime, Kevin murders and [[ImAHumanitarian eats]] prostitutes, piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He [[{{Fingore}} cuts of off and eats the left hand]] of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: While the quality of the art itself is pretty contentious, it's a fairly unanimous agreement that Frank Miller's work with negative space is at its peak strength in ''Sin City'', creating a memorable visual style that shows why, for all his faults, Miller is considered the pro he is in the medium.


* ChaoticEvil: The Yellow Bastard says it himself: "I get to do whatever I want!" It definitely doesn't help things that he's protected from any punishment he might otherwise receive for his horrible acts by his corrupt U.S. Senator father.


* ChaoticNeutral: Marv certainly qualifies. He's a violent brute who is more or less insane, and usually kills his enemies in horrible, horrible ways, but like [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]] does not kill innocents.
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* LawfulGood: Detective John Hartigan, of the KnightInSourArmor variety (not surprising given [[WretchedHive the kind]] [[CrapsackWorld of place]] Basin City is).



* NeutralEvil: Wallenquist is a simple businessman that never takes anything personal... he just so happens to be TheDon. The Roarks and Colonel almost fit this trope, but they have varying degrees of ForTheEvulz, resulting in them being a bit "purer" in their evilness.



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* CrazyAwesome: Marv's got this in the bag. No matter how dangerous his opponent, he'll go in and come out pf every fight with a smile on his face.


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* {{Narm}}: Roark honors the memory of his dead son by keeping photos of him around his study...and all the photos depict him in his deformed yellow state.


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* {{Squick}}: The moments of EyeScream were ''not'' sugarcoated.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The movie's use of green screen allowed for gorgeous visuals throughout, both in the obvious ways (the environments and spot coloring) and the less obvious ways (Creator/MickeyRourke has a fight scene with Creator/ElijahWood, despite Wood not even having been cast when Rourke was shooting). Also, the green screen not only made production go by very smoothly but each actor was able to be lit individually without worrying about lighting the backgrounds which was the only way to get the ''Sin City'' look.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The movie's use of green screen allowed for gorgeous visuals throughout, both in the obvious ways (the environments and spot coloring) and the less obvious ways (Creator/MickeyRourke has a fight scene with Creator/ElijahWood, despite Wood not even having been cast when Rourke was shooting). Also, the green screen not only made production go by very smoothly but each actor was able to be lit individually without worrying about lighting the backgrounds which was the only way to get the ''Sin City'' look.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The usage of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJoQWrhCtk Cells]] in the trailer and closing credits is so memorable that it's often called the "Sin City Theme" even though it's not the theme and predates the movie.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The usage of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJoQWrhCtk Cells]] in the trailer and closing credits is so memorable that it's often called the "Sin City Theme" even though it's not the theme and [[RealSongThemeTune predates the movie.movie]].


* HilariousInHindsight: Except for the mustache, the prosthetics on Powers Booth were reportedly intended to make Senator Roark ''very slightly'' resemble UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. But entirely coincidentally, he looks more like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Trump#/media/File:Fred_Trump.png this guy]] instead.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Except for the mustache, the prosthetics on Powers Booth Creator/PowersBoothe were reportedly intended to make Senator Roark ''very slightly'' resemble UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. But entirely coincidentally, he looks more like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Trump#/media/File:Fred_Trump.png this guy]] instead.


** [ProfessionalKiller The Colonel]], also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in [[TheDon Herr Wallenquist]]'s Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "[[HumanTrafficking Human Resources]]" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.

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** [ProfessionalKiller [[ProfessionalKiller The Colonel]], also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in [[TheDon Herr Wallenquist]]'s Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "[[HumanTrafficking Human Resources]]" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.


** The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in Herr Wallenquist's Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "[[HumanTrafficking Human Resources]]" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.

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** [ProfessionalKiller The Colonel, Colonel]], also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in [[TheDon Herr Wallenquist's Wallenquist]]'s Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "[[HumanTrafficking Human Resources]]" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.


** The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in Herr Wallenquist's Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.

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** The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in Herr Wallenquist's Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" "[[HumanTrafficking Human Resources]]" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.


** Roark Junior from "That Yellow Bastard", as well as a primary villain from the first film, is the son of a US Senator with the appearance of a handsome young playboy. In reality, he is a sadistic pedophile with a penchant for [[SerialRapist raping]] and [[SerialKiller murdering]] preteen girls and who {{loves the sound of screaming}}. These horrible crimes are covered up by his [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections corrupt Senator father]]--brother of the aforementioned Cardinal--which means that no one on the police force is willing to take him down until [[AntiHero John Hartigan]] saves his latest victim, Nancy Callahan, and goes through eight long years of prison for it because of the vengeful Senator dad. Near the end, it's revealed that Roark Junior is impotent unless he hears little girls scream in pain and that there were ''hundreds'' of victims.

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** Roark Junior from "That Yellow Bastard", as well as a primary villain from the first film, is the son of a US Senator with the appearance of a handsome young playboy. In reality, he is a sadistic pedophile with a penchant for [[SerialRapist raping]] and [[SerialKiller murdering]] preteen girls and who {{loves the sound of screaming}}. These horrible crimes are covered up by his [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections corrupt Senator father]]--brother of the aforementioned Cardinal--which means that no one on the police force is willing to take him down until [[AntiHero John Hartigan]] saves his latest victim, Nancy Callahan, and goes through eight long years of prison for it because of the vengeful Senator dad. Near the end, it's revealed that Roark Junior is impotent unless he hears little girls scream in pain and that there were ''hundreds'' hundreds of victims.


** [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse Kevin]], from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", also appearing in the first film, is a young, emotionless, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], SerialKiller who acts as a hitman for [[SinisterMinister Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark]]. In the meantime, Kevin murders and eats prostitutes; piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He [[{{Fingore}} cuts of and eats the left hand]] of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.

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** [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse Kevin]], from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", also appearing in the first film, is a young, emotionless, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], emotionless SerialKiller who acts as a hitman for [[SinisterMinister Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark]]. In the meantime, Kevin murders and eats prostitutes; [[ImAHumanitarian eats]] prostitutes, piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He [[{{Fingore}} cuts of and eats the left hand]] of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.

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