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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Donnie Yen as Snowman, due to being a ninja and, well, to being Donnie Yen.
  • Even Better Sequel: A large percentage of the Blade fanbase finds the sequel to be even better than the first one, appreciating its more stylized visuals, added humor and colorful cast of characters over the more grim and realistic original. Even those who don't find it superior to the original typically believe it is still a very worthy sequel.
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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Scud offers Blade a joint, which he declines. Wesley Snipes would later cause problems on the shoot of Blade: Trinity by, amongst other things, staying in his trailer smoking weed.
  • Heartwarming Moment:
    • When the unsentimental hard-ass Whistler desperately cries to a dying Blade "Don't you give up on me, boy!! You didn't give up on me, and I'm not gonna give up on you!!" you know that even he is capable of love.
    • Nyssa's death, the only real sympathetic vampire in the series, she also makes the audience think about how pureblood vampires don't have a choice. It's obvious she and Blade have a thing, and she ends up dying. SPECTACULARLY.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Bad enough that Damaskinos actually created the Reaper virus, but the fact that he used his own son as the experiment really sends him over the line.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Scud is played by Norman Reedus. If you didn't recognize him at the time from The Boondock Saints, you probably did after he started playing Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead.
  • The Scrappy: Even people who liked the movie, don't like Scud considering he's a poorly-written comic relief character who talks trash, calls the eponymous anti-hero 'B,' and constantly has a joint in his mouth. This comes across as trying to appeal to teenagers and their definition of "cool". Not to mention being a very incompetent villain.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Blood Pack was created to hunt and kill Blade, but the only time we see them, they have to team up with Blade against the Reavers. An entire movie featuring Blade being hunted instead of being the hunter would have been an interesting plot.
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  • Special Effects Failure: While the maw effects don't look too bad, some of the SFX haven't aged too well such as the dust effects on some vampire (particularly in the beginning when a camera focus on one Novack kills) or the scene in Blade's hideout where it suddenly goes to obvious CGI during his fight against one of the Blood Pack members.
  • Too Cool to Live: Snowman, just like every other American movie role Donnie Yen has had.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: When the Reaper's maw is revealed for the first time in all its horrific glory it looks amazing. Even better, there's a Reaper autopsy later, with the maw faithfully reproduced physically, in horrifically gooey detail.

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