History Characters / Carrie

28th Oct '17 2:07:47 AM BlackSwan81
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** One of the songs in the Brian DePalma film soundtrack is called "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me", a touch on the nose.

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** One of the songs in the Brian DePalma [=DePalma=] film soundtrack is called "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me", a touch on the nose.



-->'''Rachel''': Supposedly, she set the fire as some sort of revenge-suicide thing, Elvis was her date and they escaped in a UFO.



* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments, especially when it comes to the "legend" of Carrie White.
-->Supposedly, she set the fire as some sort of revenge-suicide thing, Elvis was her date and they escaped in a UFO.



* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Arguably subverted. It's implied that he sleeps with Rachel because he honestly loves her as opposed to trying score points for The Game. The verification for this comes just in time to keep Rachel from ending him.

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* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Arguably subverted. It's implied that he sleeps with Rachel because he honestly loves her as opposed to trying to score points for The Game. The verification for this comes just in time to keep Rachel from ending him.
15th Oct '17 10:33:01 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* AntiHero: ClassicalAntiHero in most of the movie, NominalHero or TragicVillain in the end.

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* AntiHero: ClassicalAntiHero in most of the movie, movie/book, NominalHero or TragicVillain in the end.



* AmbiguousDisorder: She seems to be either a sociopath or a psychopath.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Towards the end of the book Chris is finding out the hard way that the utterly sociopathic Billy is not someone she can use and throw away as she has her other boyfriends--he's beaten her, raped her, and is planning to abandon her and flee the state.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted. A lot of his more reprehensible aspects are toned down in the film adaptations. While he's still an asshole in the films, in the original book he was a straight-up thug who hits dogs with his car for fun and rapes Chris in one scene. The '13 film is the closest to the book's depiction, as he's shown to be controlling and abusive to Chris, and even more heartless (compare Chris' reaction to Tommy's death to Billy's complete non-reaction.)

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted. A lot of his more reprehensible aspects are toned down in the film adaptations. While he's still an asshole in the films, in the original book he was a straight-up thug who hits dogs with his car for fun and beats and rapes Chris in one scene.Chris. The '13 film is the closest to the book's depiction, as he's shown to be controlling and abusive to Chris, and even more heartless (compare Chris' reaction to Tommy's death to Billy's complete non-reaction.)



* DragonInChief: Borderlines this to Chris.

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* DragonInChief: Borderlines this to Chris.To Chris in the book where he seizes control of the plan early on and becomes the driving force behind it.



* DomesticAbuse: He is frequently shown hitting Chris, and in one scene in the book, he forces her to have sex with him.
* FreudianExcuse: While it's not fully spelled out, the book implies that he has a troubled home life, with his father absent and his mother constantly fighting with his stepfather.

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* DomesticAbuse: He is frequently shown hitting Chris, and in one scene in the book, rapes her. When trying to run Carrie over at the end he forces her admits to have sex with him.
himself that he wishes it was Chris (and his stepfather) going under his tires.
* ForTheEvulz: Where Chris wants to harm Carrie personally, Billy is out to ruin the prom for everyone for no reason beyond his own amusement.
* FreudianExcuse: While it's not fully spelled out, the book implies that he has a troubled home life, with his father absent and his mother constantly fighting with his stepfather.her four boyfriends.


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* TheSociopath: Billy in the book is a psychopath who kills animals, beats his girlfriend, and wants to murder both her and his stepfather.
6th Oct '17 7:48:07 AM erforce
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* IconicOutfit: Norma's red baseball cap in the '76 version, which she is never seen without -- she wears it to prom, and even ''at the hairdresser'', where it's sitting atop her hair dryer. Reportedly, this was P. J. Soles' idea. To the point where FreddyVsJason had a teenage girl wearing a similar hat as a direct shoutout.

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* IconicOutfit: Norma's red baseball cap in the '76 version, which she is never seen without -- she wears it to prom, and even ''at the hairdresser'', where it's sitting atop her hair dryer. Reportedly, this was P. J. Soles' idea. To the point where FreddyVsJason ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' had a teenage girl wearing a similar hat as a direct shoutout.
23rd Sep '17 4:05:38 AM MovieFan2000
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In TheMusical and in the '13 film, while still abusive, she's more human and she genuine loves Carrie thinking that the punishments she subject her to are for her own good. In TheMusical she even express remorse for having her locked in the closet. Also in the '13 film she hesitates to stab her daughter claiming that she's always loved her.
5th Sep '17 8:03:09 PM Snowsky
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Runs over stray dogs with his car for fun and kills a pig to get the blood for the prank.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Runs over stray dogs with his car for fun and kills a pig to get the blood for the prank. The latter is emphasized in the '13 film, when he gleefully does the deed himself (complete with kissing the hammer) after one of his cronies [[EvenEvilHasStandards can't bring himself to do it.]]
27th Aug '17 7:47:04 PM GrammarNavi
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Her villainy is ratcheted up in the 2013 version, as she not only leads the class in humiliating Carrie in the shower but also films it all on her phone and posts it on YouTube, where it goes viral. The YouTube video is also displayed at the prom after the pig blood scene, which, together with Tommy getting knocked out/killed, sets Carrie off.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Her villainy is ratcheted up in the 2013 version, as she not only leads the class in humiliating Carrie in the shower but also films it all on her phone and posts it on YouTube, Website/YouTube, where it goes viral. The YouTube [=YouTube=] video is also displayed at the prom after the pig blood scene, which, together with Tommy getting knocked out/killed, sets Carrie off.
10th Aug '17 8:50:37 PM DreamerCynist2
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A teen outcast, subject to heavy bullying by peers, [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} snaps and goes on a killing spree]]... even Creator/StephenKing has made the connection. (In ''On Writing'', he outright calls Carrie a female version of Harris and Klebold).
** A retroactive example, given that ''Carrie'' was published 25 years before Columbine.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A teen outcast, subject to heavy bullying by peers, [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} snaps and goes on a killing spree]]... even Creator/StephenKing has made the connection. (In ''On Writing'', he outright calls Carrie a female version of Harris and Klebold). \n** A This counts as a retroactive example, however, given that ''Carrie'' was published 25 years before Columbine.
27th Jul '17 7:04:38 PM Snowsky
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* FreudianExcuse: While it's not fully spelled out, the book implies that he has a troubled home life, with his father absent and his mother constantly fighting with his stepfather.
15th Jul '17 10:56:18 AM pimpdaddy
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* IconicOutfit: Norma's red baseball cap in the '76 version, which she is never seen without -- she wears it to prom, and even ''at the hairdresser'', where it's sitting atop her hair dryer. Reportedly, this was P. J. Soles' idea.

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* IconicOutfit: Norma's red baseball cap in the '76 version, which she is never seen without -- she wears it to prom, and even ''at the hairdresser'', where it's sitting atop her hair dryer. Reportedly, this was P. J. Soles' idea. To the point where FreddyVsJason had a teenage girl wearing a similar hat as a direct shoutout.
15th Jul '17 9:09:57 AM pimpdaddy
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** One of the songs in the Brian DePalma film soundtrack is called "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me", a touch on the nose.
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