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The video game series provides examples of:

  • Complete Monster: President Pandak "Baby" Panay; General Sebastiano Di Ravello; Oscar Espinosa. See those pages for details.
  • Crazy Awesome: The series. Wanna use a grappling hook to reach a fighter jet, surf said fighter jet for ten miles, then open the cockpit, throw the pilot out, hijack the fighter, use said fighter to ram an enemy fortress at insane speeds, leap from the cockpit milliseconds before impact, freefall for half a mile, then suddenly open your parachute at the last moment, land safely on the ground, and walk away from the whole ordeal looking cool? If so, this is the series for you.
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  • Sequelitis: The franchise is generally considered to have peaked with the second installment.
  • Spiritual Licensee: For its grappling hook action, has been called a better Bionic Commando than the 2009 game.

The film provides examples of:

  • Complete Monster: Bobby Earl Ferguson at first appears to be a charming, brilliant young man accused by a racist justice system of the rape and brutal murder of a young girl, who was castrated in jail by other inmates, but was let out when death row inmate Blair Sullivan confesses to the crime. It turns out that Ferguson is not only guilty of the crime, but he and Sullivan have been collaborating so Sullivan will take credit for the killing in return for Ferguson killing Sullivan's parents, who he violently slaughters as soon as he leaves jail. Ferguson then attempts to kill the law professor who helped him out of jail, the professor’s wife who prosecuted him on a past rape charge, their young daughter, and the chief of police who tries to stop him.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: That's a young Scarlett Johansson as Connery's daughter.
  • Unfortunate Implications: A lot of people interpreted the movie as saying that you shouldn't investigate wrongful convictions and ignore confessions that are forced because the guy's obviously guilty. Not as bad in the book, where it's made clear that had the police done their jobs they wouldn't have needed to beat him into confessing
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