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In A Good Day to Die Hard, John McClane will be fighting Klingons.
I mean, come on! It's all there in the title!

Tony and Karl in the first film had a gay incestuous relationship

In addition to Karl being an Ax-Crazy sociopath with a Hair-Trigger Temper, he and his brother were also lovers and that's why Karl was so devastated by Tony's death.

John Maclane has Saiyajin Blood in his veins.

Well, it makes sense if you consider the following statements.


"The stronger the enemy, the stronger we become."
"When brought back to life from the brink of death, our battle prowess multiplies exponentially."
"You Saiyajins are a warrior race at heart, yes? You love battle above all else!! The stronger the opponent, the greater the joy."

Now, let's take a look at Johnny.

  • He was basically a glorfied shopping mall cop. Then along came terrorist veterans of the fiercest battlefields of 1980's Earth.
    • He was absolutely shredded into a bloody mess by these bastards, barely coming out in one piece after each confrontation.
      • And yet he not only (barely) survived, but DEFEATED all of them.
    • "Glorified shopping mall cop"? He was an NYPD detective, and a Lieutenant at that.

  • 3 years later, the hero of Nakatomi Towers is able to dispatch multiple veterans of the Persian Gulf War completely unscathed. It takes a master Martial Artist like Colonel Stuart to actually bring him down, and even then only barely.
    • They weren't Gulf War veterans. Die Hard 2 was made two years after Die Hard and a full year before the Gulf War. Colonel Stuart, Major Grant and a few others are old enough to have served in Vietnam while Grant's platoon are explicitly veterans of Grenada.

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  • Another 3 years later: FIVE Veteran soldiers + Jonnny in an elevator = 5 Dead Veteran Soldiers and one PERFECTLY FINE Johnny.

  • FIFTEEN years later? Kills a helicopter bristling with heavy-artillery by ramming a car into it.

Johnny faces progressively stronger opponents, gets shredded into pieces each time, somehow comes back alive and is stronger afterwards.

Just in time to face the next EVEN MORE powerful opponent.

And as his Saiyajin nature awakens by Die Harder the ONLY times he's shown to be happy is when he is in battle brutally killing enemies: He is otherwise bitter angry and morose ALL the time, like Vegeta or ANY Saiyajin who is deprived of a strong enemy to fight for extended periods of time.

  • He also has saiyan blood since he ages slow (Saiyans have a prolonged youth because they are a warrior race only after all...or Vegeta said something like that) This is why he can still kicks some serious asses being 58 years Rocky a Saiyan too??? (to be confirmed in "Rocky 7"!!!)

The Big Bad of the upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard is the son of Hans Gruber
It would be keeping with the pattern of every odd-numbered DH movie having a member of the Gruber family as the main villain.
  • FAIL!!! (I also betted on Patrick Stewart as one of the we are even XD)
    • I think all of us was waiting for Stewart as a Russian Army General villain...damn he would had really fitted in that role...

Hans Gruber is the grandson of Lieutenant Gruber
Same surname after all....

The kid that Al Powell shot prior to the first movie was none other than Steve Urkel.
Just try and say that the little snot ball didn't have it coming...
  • And you just know that, upon realizing what he'd done, Powell's only response was... "Did I do that?"

After Die Hard 2 John McClane has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
His failure to save the 230 people on the plane Stuart crashes leaves John a broken man that causes him to push away his family and sink into the drunken spiral where we find him at the start of Die Hard 3.

Dick Thornberg went to jail after Die Hard 2
Listening in and recording the conversation between the tower and the planes must have broken a ton of Federal regulations, and after the panic he created at the airport, the authorities would have all the reason in the world to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Even if he didn't go to jail, the sheer number of lawsuits he'd have been buried under from airport patrons who got injured in the panic would leave him a paupered pariah for the rest of his life.
    • Considering the situation from him side, there's a good chance the reason why he broadcasted was because he believed he was going to die on the plane. To him, it's possible that the broadcast he was making was what he thought was going to be a Final Speech. It doesn't excuse what he done, but he clearly Didn't Think This Through because he believed he was going to die after that broadcast was made and didn't consider the possibility of surviving. He didn't want to die, as we see him after Holly tazzes him when he's escorted to his seat. Everyone on board the plane thought they weren't going to make it, though they have hope that they may get lucky. They were fortunate enough to survive because John's dedication to getting his wife back alive and making sure the bad guys lost. Now that he's still alive, there's a good chance there's consequences Dick's going to have to deal with, one of them being the loss of his job in addition to the possibility of having jail time.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) takes place in the Die Hard universe.
In The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), for Thomas' climatic return of the painting he stole, he utilizes three of the same type of hockey-puck like smoke bomb that Karl used in Die Hard when taking out the guard at the elevators, suggesting that both films are connected (more than the obvious fact that it's by the same director).

Nakatomi has Yakuza ties
The MacGuffin of the first movie, the Bearer Bonds Gruber and co. were attempting to steal, has some interesting implications if one knows enough about them. By the late 70s, they were primarily used for illegal purposes, mostly because of their traceability. What little tax benefits they would have provided were stripped by a law passed in the early '80s. So why would Nakatomi be hoarding 2/3rds of a billion dollars in them? There isn't really any legitimate reason that comes to mind, but either tax avoidance or shuffling large amounts of money that couldn't be traced come to mind. It wouldn't be much of a stretch that the activities in question could be for certain organizations back home.

The robbers got their more expensive weapons from Libya
At the time, Gaddafi was infamous for his indiscriminate support of militant groups, and the robbers were pretending to be terrorists. So it's not hard to imagine they got at least some backing from the Libyan government.