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Gen¹³: The Movie is a 1998 Direct-to-Video animated film based upon the comic book Gen¹³.
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In the film, teenage Caitlin Fairchild is offered a place in an institute for gifted children. She soon learns that the school isn't really a school, but rather a military project to turn children with a special genetic structure into super soldiers. After developing incredibly enhanced abilities, Caitlin rebels against the program that created her. But all is not what it appears; there are some in the military who want to help her, and a deadly enemy is actually a long lost sibling.

It should be noted that Disney, of all companies, released the film during its direct-to-video heydays. It is much Darker and Edgier than its other direct-to-video projects and borders between PG-13 and R with intense action violence, profanity, brief nudity, and blood and gore. It was never released in the United States, but was in Australia.

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  • Gory Discretion Shot: The film tries to do this by filming the pilot's head explosion from the back, but that makes it only worse.
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  • Panty Shot: In the second scene, and many after it. Yes, it's gratuitous.
  • Pet the Dog: Helga, when tasked to retrieve Caitlin after her powers manifest, seems extremely reluctant to do so and is actually crying, as it seems Caitlin was almost like a daughter to her.
  • The Reveal: For viewers not familiar with the comic, Roxy's powers are revealed during the climax of the film.


Alternative Title(s): Gen 13

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