History Anime / HowlsMovingCastle

1st Jun '16 1:26:58 PM EBsessed
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* ZorroMark: The Witch of the Waste sends Howl a "scorching love note" via Sophie, which falls on the breakfast table when Howl touches it and burns a scorch mark on the table. However, the permanent marking is averted when Howl proceeds to declare the mark "can't be good for the table" and wiped it away with his bare hand.

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* ZorroMark: The Witch of the Waste sends Howl a "scorching love note" via Sophie, which falls on the breakfast table when Howl touches it and burns a scorch mark on the table. However, the permanent marking is averted when Howl proceeds to declare the mark "can't be good for the table" and wiped wipe it away with his bare hand.
1st Jun '16 1:19:24 PM EBsessed
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* TooImportantToWalk: the super-sized Witch of the Waste rides around town in a sedan chair carried by two magically-created mooks.
* TrashOfTheTitans: In the film we get to see just as filthy the Castle was before Sophie showed up, including [[CobwebOfDisuse spiderwebs]].

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* TooImportantToWalk: the The super-sized Witch of the Waste rides around town in a sedan chair carried by two magically-created mooks.
* TrashOfTheTitans: In the film we get to see just as how filthy the Castle was is before Sophie showed shows up, including [[CobwebOfDisuse spiderwebs]].
1st Jun '16 1:11:55 PM EBsessed
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* PerpetualMolt: Bird!Howl, naturally to show his condition worsening.

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* PerpetualMolt: Bird!Howl, Bird Howl, naturally to show his condition worsening.
1st Jun '16 1:10:01 PM EBsessed
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* NoImmortalInertia: The Witch of the Waste manages to survive her ImmortalityFailure, only to age, shrink, and become completely senile.

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* NoImmortalInertia: The Witch of the Waste manages to survive her ImmortalityFailure, immortality failure, only to age, shrink, and become completely senile.
1st Jun '16 1:09:26 PM EBsessed
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* LightIsNotGood: As the Witch of Waste learned, magical lamps are the polar opposite of "good". To a lesser extent Suliman as well – she sits in a conservatory, lit brilliantly by sunlight and surrounded by thriving plants, and she appears the very image of benevolence and wisdom.

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* LightIsNotGood: As the Witch of Waste learned, learns, magical lamps are the polar opposite of "good". To a lesser extent Suliman as well – she sits in a conservatory, lit brilliantly by sunlight and surrounded by thriving plants, and she appears the very image of benevolence and wisdom.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Apparently, Sophie keeps her grey hair even after the curse was lifted.
* MarkOfTheBeast: Howl's arm changes to feathers.
* MasterOfDisguise: Howl can disguise himself as anyone which is to be expected of a Wizard of his caliber.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent[=/=]FreezeFrameBonus: When Sophie and Howl are escaping the capital on the airplane, a group of soldiers are seen in the street below shooting at what look like protesters. This is never mentioned again, so it's possible it was just background filler. Or it could be the reason why, at the end, Suliman asks for the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense [[LaResistance rather than the King]].

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Apparently, Sophie keeps her grey hair even after the curse was is lifted.
* MarkOfTheBeast: Howl's arm changes to sprouts feathers.
* MasterOfDisguise: Howl can disguise himself as anyone anyone, which is to be expected of a Wizard of his caliber.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent[=/=]FreezeFrameBonus: When Sophie and Howl are escaping the capital capitol on the airplane, a group of soldiers are seen in the street below shooting at what look like protesters. This is never mentioned again, so it's possible it was just background filler. Or it could be the reason why, at the end, Suliman asks for the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense [[LaResistance rather than the King]].



* MovingBuildings: Howl's castle castle walks around on giant mechanical legs, powered by some combination of magic and steampunk.
* MysticalHighCollar: Madame Suliman's dress has a high collar, and she's the royal sorcerer.

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* MovingBuildings: Howl's castle castle walks around on giant mechanical legs, powered by some combination of magic and steampunk.
steam.
* MysticalHighCollar: Madame Suliman's dress has a high collar, and she's the royal sorcerer.sorceress.



* MythologyGag: Calcifer briefly transforms into a form that is very similar to what he looked like in the book.

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* MythologyGag: Calcifer briefly transforms into a form that is very similar to what he looked looks like in the book.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Justified. In order to keep Howl from defending their home in the city, Sophie breaks the portal link by moving Calcifer outside on which the entire castle collapses.
* NoImmortalInertia: The Witch of the Waste manages to survive her Immortality Failure, only to age, shrink, and become completely senile.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Justified. In order to keep Howl from defending their home in the city, Sophie breaks the portal link by moving Calcifer outside on outside, which is followed by the entire castle collapses.
collapsing.
* NoImmortalInertia: The Witch of the Waste manages to survive her Immortality Failure, ImmortalityFailure, only to age, shrink, and become completely senile.
1st Jun '16 1:00:40 PM EBsessed
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* InterClassRomance: Sophie and Howl; hat shop worker and a SelfMadeMan.
* IWillFindYou; Howl gets hold of Sophie in the beginning because that's what she asked him to do when they shortly meet in his childhood.

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* InterClassRomance: Sophie and Howl; Howl: hat shop worker and a SelfMadeMan.
* IWillFindYou; IWillFindYou: Howl gets hold of Sophie in the beginning because that's what she asked asks him to do when they shortly meet in his childhood.
1st Jun '16 1:28:37 AM Doug86
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* GaslampFantasy: The film is set in the fantasy equivalent of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and filled with both {{Steampunk}}-ish technology and magic, the latter of which sets the main plot in motion.

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* GaslampFantasy: The film is set in the fantasy equivalent of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and filled with both {{Steampunk}}-ish technology and magic, the latter of which sets the main plot in motion.
28th May '16 2:27:52 PM EBsessed
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* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler:Turniphead, albeit you only fully realize that after knowing the final twist.]]

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* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler:Turniphead, [[spoiler:Turnip Head, albeit you only fully realize that after knowing the final twist.]]



* SignificantBackgroundEvent: Early in the film, two elderly background characters are heard chatting about the prince of the next kingdom going missing, and how the war is getting worse because of it. It's the only mention of this character in the whole film… [[spoiler:until Sophie breaks the spell on Turniphead, and he's restored to his true form – the missing prince.]]

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* SignificantBackgroundEvent: Early in the film, two elderly background characters are heard chatting about the prince of the next kingdom going missing, and how the war is getting worse because of it. It's the only mention of this character in the whole film… [[spoiler:until Sophie breaks the spell on Turniphead, Turnip Head, and he's restored to his true form – the missing prince.]]



* TrueLovesKiss: Sophie breaks the curse on [[spoiler:Turniphead]] by kissing him, and it is indeed a "kiss from your true love breaks it" kind of spell, but as [[spoiler:the Witch of the Waste]] notes, she's already in love with Howl. [[spoiler:Turniphead]] is fine with that, however, as he sees no reason why someone can't have more than one true love over the course of a lifetime. The translators took a bit of liberty with that "true love" wording. The actual line in Japanese translates to "a kiss from someone you love". But then again, it ''literally'' means "beloved person", so some artistic license can be forgiven.

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* TrueLovesKiss: Sophie breaks the curse on [[spoiler:Turniphead]] [[spoiler:Turnip Head]] by kissing him, and it is indeed a "kiss from your true love breaks it" kind of spell, but as [[spoiler:the Witch of the Waste]] notes, she's already in love with Howl. [[spoiler:Turniphead]] [[spoiler:Turnip Head]] is fine with that, however, as he sees no reason why someone can't have more than one true love over the course of a lifetime. The translators took a bit of liberty with that "true love" wording. The actual line in Japanese translates to "a kiss from someone you love". But then again, it ''literally'' means "beloved person", so some artistic license can be forgiven.
25th May '16 2:43:03 PM EBsessed
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* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Averted with [[spoiler:Prince Justin]], whose love for Sophie [[AllLoveIsUnrequited is not returned]]. He doesn't seem to care too much though.

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* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Averted with [[spoiler:Prince Justin]], whose love for Sophie [[AllLoveIsUnrequited is not returned]]. He doesn't seem seems to care too much take it quite well, though.
25th May '16 2:37:52 PM EBsessed
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** When Howl's hair is accidentally coloured [[RedHeadedStepchild orange]]... boy, does he freak out!
* {{Bishonen}}: Howl [[spoiler:and Turniphead when he turns back into a human.]]

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** When Howl's hair is accidentally coloured [[RedHeadedStepchild orange]]... boy, does he freak out!
has a literal meltdown.
* {{Bishonen}}: Howl [[spoiler:and Turniphead Turnip Head when he turns back into a human.]]
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