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Film / Operation Endgame

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"70 years of government fuckups all in one room...."

Operation: Endgame is an action/comedy/bloody movie that covers the topic of what happens when a bunch of covert operation personnel get locked down in their own office. On top of that, there is a bomb set to go off that will flood the compound with napalm to erase all evidence of its existence from the outside world.

There are two teams, Alpha and Omega, and all of the members of both teams are named after tarot cards. The head of both teams is the Devil, whereas team Alpha is headed by Empress and Omega by Emperor.

It's pretty much How To Kill Your Friends With Office Supplies: The Movie, but it has a neat twist at the end. The movie is listed in some places with the title Rogues Gallery instead.


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  • Action Girl: Temperance, High Priestess and technically Empress though she is a little too old for the trope.
  • Affably Evil: Most of the characters, really, since there's very little moral direction given to anyone.
  • Badass Baritone: Judgement.
  • Chessmaster: One in administration, no less! Everything is Susan's doing... and the Devil. The Fool executed the plan but there is no word on if he planned it with them.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Chariot. Constantly.Also Judgement.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Everyone.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Magician is credited with keeping the third world poor.
  • The Dragon: The Fool to Susan
  • Femme Fatale: Temperance is directly pointed out as on of these, as she regularly sleeps with people for work, and sometimes for the heck of it.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Tower looks like this trope all over the place.
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  • Giggling Villain: Hierophant is a female version with a southern accent and high heels.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: An in-character example with The Fool, as he gets more worn out and bloody, starts showing signs of his accent.
  • Murder, Inc.: They name a few people who do wet work, like the Hermit who was a great assassin before getting diabetes.
  • Rogues Gallery: Like the alternate title says, this is what happens when they get stuck with each other and get bored.
  • Silent Antagonist: The Hermit starts as this.
  • The Vamp: The Empress is an older version.
  • Western Terrorists: When you think about it, that's sort of their profession.
  • With Friends Like These...: These people are supposed to work together as a team to find a way out of the compound. Before this they also had to deal with each other in the office on a daily basis.
  • Writer on Board: Somewhat downplayed: while the premise of the film is unquestionably partisan (the plot involves the two teams trying to destroy every dirty secret of the Bush administration before Barack Obama's inauguration), its politics remain largely out of focus until the third act of the movie. (And for that matter, their boss' codename being, well, the Devil.


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