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Taken (Film)

  • "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. What I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
    • The criminal says only one thing before he hangs up on Mills: "Good luck." Turns out this was the exact clue Mills needed to identify the man. And when he does, by tricking him into saying it again after tracking him down... "You don't remember me. We spoke on the phone two days ago. I told you I would find you."
      • One other side note on this speech is an extremely subtle tone shift as he's speaking. When he says " I will find you", his tone is one not of warning, but of absolute certainty.
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    • "Wake up. I need you to be focused. [stabs spikes into sex-slaver's thighs] Are you focused yet?"
      • "You know, we used to outsource this kind of thing."
    • "We can negoti—" BLAM! No, sir, we cannot. This has made many an audience cheer in the theaters.
    • The entire movie is one long CMoA for Liam Neeson, an actor who has no shortage of CMoAs in his career. Honestly, the movie could be named Liam Neeson Makes Paris Cry For Their Mother.
  • "I believe you. But that won't save you."
  • A stalker/crazed fan attacks the pop star that Bryan is doing a security job for. Of course, the guy seemed to forget that he was facing off against Liam Neeson. Bryan takes the guy down with no injuries to him or his charge in less than five seconds.
  • Bryan being given a 96-hour window to track his daughter down and finding the kidnapper within two days, with his only clue being the man's name and his profession. He uses some seriously badass detective work to fill in the blanks and find him.
    Bryan: You don't remember me? We spoke on the phone two days ago. I told you I would find you.
    • Right before he reveals his identity to the kidnapper, you can see the moment he switches from the semi-jovial cover identity to cold-blooded Papa Wolf. He glances around the room and double-checks where everyone is, before utterly demolishing an entire building full of mooks.
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  • "It was all personal to me."
  • Bryan is handcuffed to a basement steam-pipe and strangled with a belt from behind? He still kills all of them.
  • Admit it. There's just something so satisfying about watching a bunch of sex traffickers get offed by Liam Neeson.
  • The Dragon puts up a very creditable fight lasting much longer than anyone else. Bryan has to struggle to win and doesn't come out unscathed and is visibly exhausted after he finally wins.

Taken 2 (Film)

  • Kim insists on finding Bryan and Lenore and she calmly follows Bryan's instructions- eluding some mooks and dropping grenades off rooftops so he can tell how close she is and tossing him a gun.
    • Also Kim managing to outrun her pursuers in a car chase despite not even having a license.
  • Murad sends about 6 guys to capture Bryan. He should have sent more.
  • Bryan's final fight with the last Albanian.
  • The villains deserve some credit for what they did in the sequel: Without having so much as a name or description of him, they tracked down Bryan's name, location and family. And along the way managed to attack a french officer with no repercussions. Impressive, most impressive.
    • On the flipside, there's Bryan discovering his location through some incredibly elaborated methods, then getting out using the enviroment, and proceeding to destroy a entire ARMY of Albanian criminals and corrupt cops. While saving his daughter and his wife. In less than a day.
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    • Further to that, Bryan verbalising his observations (from the sensation of the van banking around corners, ambient sounds from outside etc) about how he and Lenore are being transported around the city whilst blindfolded. Then flawlessly retracing that journey to track down the end location and in so doing, finding his wife. "A very particular set of skills", indeed.
  • Bryan coldly and wordlessly killing Murad. He shows the bastard what happens when you break a promise seconds after agreeing to one.

Taken 3 (Film)

  • Bryan telling Stuart that he'll be waiting for him once he gets out of prison with his particular set of skills.
  • Bryan attacking Oleg Malankov's suite, as well as Bryan's final fight with Malankov.
  • Bryan ramming a Porsche into the wheels of Stuart's plane during the final chase sequence.
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