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How did the werewolves kill Amelia?


She would've been very strong. It seems like the lycans killed her with ease and she didnt put much of a fight.

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Surprise attack and more than 1 lycan taking her on I suppose.

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They said they let her bleed out... but she was an Elder like Viktor and Marcus? Bleeding out didnt kill them in their hibernate chambers.

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Robbie Gee said they (Lycans) bled her dry.

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She was a woman so of course she was easily defeated.

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Sadly, I think this was the reason, and none of the filmmakers realized how chauvinistic it was. Would have been a lot better if they'd actually showed her going down in a fight after being swarmed by a whole crowd of werewolves.

At least they did show her to be pretty capable in the flashback sequences of the sequel.

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Exactly, they should have shown her putting up a fight.

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Perhaps it is the reason, but I doubt it. After all, the Underworld movie is about a badass vampire woman who is a very skilled and competent fighter, efficiently deposing male lycans and vampires alike. The most likely explanation is that Amelia was unprepared and was taken out because she was surprised and least of all expected an attack, i.e. she was going to a party and her mind was not in fighting-mode. It is not so far-fetched that a group of weaker but highly motivated assassins can take out a much stronger and more skilled fighter with relative ease if they catch him or her completely off guard.

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Not only unprepared and surprised, Kraven replaced her original bodyguards with his own men.

Or at least that is what I saw when Kraven stopped the guys in the mansion and told them they had another mission.

It was definitely coordinated since the vampires and lycans were flashing lights at each other (I am guessing to make sure the two camps were on the same side) right before the attack.

She might have been strong but a coordinating effort of betrayal would have won out.

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Even if Amelia was 'unprepared', it doesn't explain how easily she was disposed of. In this movie she was easily over 1,500 years old. In 1,500 years her power would have grown too much for less than 'Lycans' to overtake her even if they took her by surprise. At the time there were no Lycans alive, besides Marcius's brother, that could equal her power. She could have easily have overcame them, even if it was her against a dozen.

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If Lucien and Raze were involved in the attack they were nearly as old as Amelia.

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Chock it up to plot holes and bad writing. There's a terrible amount of inconsistencies throughout the whole series. I think the writers mostly did whatever they wanted for convenience to tell the story the way they wanted.

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She lived in comfort like the rest of old farts in the 21st century. The only ones who remembered war was Viktor and Marcus of the elders in the first movie. So, yeah, comfort + element of surprize and bam. You get dead vamps.

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For what it's worth, the film was already a bit crowded at this point and introducing another super bad-ass so late for a single scene of awesomeness would've thrown everything out of wack. Plus, the action scenes in Underworld were different than the sequels- more grounded in reality. The vampires relied on their superior technology, with only Victor physically overpowering them and it's suggested that he's the strongest.

The movie is really all build up, with weak pay-offs. They keep mentioning her, only for her to be taken out off-screen. They build up the vampires vs werewolves gimmick, but most of the movie is based around the vampires in-fighting. They build up Victor Vs Raze, but it ends quickly. They build up Lucian, who doesn't even get a proper final battle. The only time they give any pay-off is 'Michael Vs Victor', but it's pretty underwhelming and lacks drama because Michael was a living Mcguffin.

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