History Characters / Carrie

6th Aug '16 7:03:40 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Or at least have psychic powers. Notably, this is the polar opposite of how Carrie was portrayed.
27th Jul '16 9:37:38 PM igordebraga
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* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: Desjardin = of the garden in French. So a surname close to "gardener" in theater makes sense.
20th May '16 11:38:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: In the '76 and '02 versions. Averted in the book and in the '13 version -- Portia Doubleday, a natural blonde, dyed her hair brown for the role.



* BlondesAreEvil: Initially in the '02 film, but subverted about halfway through.



* BlondesAreEvil: She's dark blonde but still qualifies.
1st Apr '16 8:02:13 PM ajitter89
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Carietta "Carrie" N. White is a {{sh|rinkingViolet}}y, {{lone|rsAreFreaks}}ly teenage girl who is [[TheWoobie frequently bullied and abused]] by both her classmates and by her [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christian]] {{m|yBelovedSmother}}other Margaret. Her life seems to be getting better once the attractive, kind-hearted athlete Tommy asks her to the prom, but then it goes right back into hell, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then some]]. She possesses the ability to [[MindOverMatter manipulate objects with only her thoughts]], which makes angering her... [[TooDumbToLive not advisable]].

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Carietta "Carrie" N. White White, the ''Cinderella'' of the story, is a {{sh|rinkingViolet}}y, {{lone|rsAreFreaks}}ly teenage girl who is [[TheWoobie frequently bullied and abused]] by both her classmates and by her [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christian]] {{m|yBelovedSmother}}other Margaret. Her life seems to be getting better once the attractive, kind-hearted athlete Tommy asks her to the prom, but then it goes right back into hell, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then some]]. She possesses the ability to [[MindOverMatter manipulate objects with only her thoughts]], which makes angering her... [[TooDumbToLive not advisable]].



** They take this to another level in the 02 version, [[spoiler: where before her massacre at the prom, her mental break causes her to go into a trance, and unconsciously unleash her powers on the gymnasium and the town, only to awaken with no memory of what she just did after getting home, and horrified to find herself in a bath with reddish water and covered in blood, and the implication from her mother that she committed a great sin]]



Susan "Sue" Snell is a popular high school student who [[TheAtoner feels guilty]] about taking part in the humiliation of Carrie in the showers. To make up for it, she asks her athlete boyfriend Tommy to take Carrie to the prom instead of her, choosing to stay home on prom night. She is one of the survivors of Carrie's rampage, and in [[Film/TheRageCarrie2 the sequel]], she has become a guidance counselor at the new high school.

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Susan "Sue" Snell is a popular high school student who [[TheAtoner feels guilty]] about taking part in the humiliation of Carrie in the showers. To make up for it, she asks her athlete boyfriend Tommy to take Carrie to the prom instead of her, choosing to stay home on prom night. She is one of the survivors of Carrie's rampage, and in [[Film/TheRageCarrie2 the sequel]], she has become a guidance counselor at the new high school.
school. She functions as ''The Fairy Godmother'' to Carrie's ''Cinderella''.



Thomas "Tommy" Everett Ross is one of the stars of the school's baseball team and the boyfriend of Sue, and their relationship has recently become more intimate. After taking part in Carrie's humiliation in the shower, Sue, feeling sorry for what she did, asks Tommy to take Carrie to the prom in order to make up for it, to which Tommy reluctantly agrees.

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Thomas "Tommy" Everett Ross Ross, the ''Prince Charming'' of his school, is one of the stars of the school's baseball team and the boyfriend of Sue, and their relationship has recently become more intimate. After taking part in Carrie's humiliation in the shower, Sue, feeling sorry for what she did, asks Tommy to take Carrie to the prom in order to make up for it, to which Tommy reluctantly agrees.
20th Mar '16 1:12:14 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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%%* BallroomBlitz

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%%* BallroomBlitz* BallroomBlitz: She brings the pain at prom.



%%* BewareTheNiceOnes

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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes* BewareTheNiceOnes: She may be afraid of her own shadow on the surface, but seriously, ''don't'' piss her off.



%%* [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress Blood-Splattered Prom Dress]]

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%%* * [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress Blood-Splattered Prom Dress]]Dress]]: Her IconicOutfit is this.



%%* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe.

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%%* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe.* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: The whole reason why she's skeptical of Tommy's offer initially.



* MysteriousMiddleInitial

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* MysteriousMiddleInitialMysteriousMiddleInitial: "N".



%%* ShrinkingViolet

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%%* ShrinkingViolet* ShrinkingViolet: She has absolutely ''zero'' friends.



%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Her reaction to the prom prank is one of the all-time great cautionary tales about bullying.



%%* TheAtoner

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%%* TheAtoner* TheAtoner: The book featured snippets of her autobiography/memoirs in which she attempts to make amends for what had happened that night. In the '76 film, she's suffering from nightmares about it at the end, and in the sequel, it's her memory of the incident that drives her to stop the bullying against Rachel before it's too late.



%%* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome
* TeenPregnancy: Suggested in the book. During the climax, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Carrie uses her powers to cause her to have a miscarriage]].

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%%* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:She gets a fire poker through the eye the moment she arrives at the front door of the party.]]
* TeenPregnancy: Suggested in the book. During the climax, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Carrie uses her powers to cause her to have a miscarriage]]. In the '13 film, it's stated outright when Carrie places her hand on her belly and tells her she has a baby girl.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How she met her end in the '76 version.

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How she met her end in the '76 version.[[spoiler:'76]] version, where she gets crushed at the waist by a falling basketball backboard.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[spoiler:Averted in the '13 version, where she gets thrown through a windshield, leaving her face torn up with huge shards of glass sticking out of it... and that's ''before'' Carrie inflicts the ''piece de resistance'' by blowing up the car.]]

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[spoiler:Averted in the '13 version, where she gets thrown through a windshield, leaving her face torn up with huge shards of glass sticking out of it... and that's ''before'' Carrie inflicts the ''piece de resistance'' CoupDeGrace by blowing up the car.]]



* CoolCar: In the '76 film, he drives a '67 Chevelle. [[spoiler:Which makes it a damn shame when Carrie blows it up.]]
** He gets a Cool Truck in the '02 version. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree, roof first.]]

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* CoolCar: In The films all upgrade his choice of ride over the old jalopy he had in the book, giving him a '67 Chevelle in the '76 film, he drives a '67 Chevelle. souped-up Ford truck in the '02 film, and a '70 Pontiac GTO in the '13 film. [[spoiler:Which makes it a damn much greater shame when Carrie blows it up.]]
** He gets a Cool Truck in the '02 version. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree, roof first.
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%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: While the films tone down his villainy somewhat, in



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Katharine Isabelle Creator/KatharineIsabelle (2002 version; plays Tina)\\



->'''Played by:''' Mena Suvari

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->'''Played by:''' Mena Suvari
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%%* LovableJock

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%%* LovableJock* LovableJock: He's pretty much the only decent person on the football team.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Initially she is sweet to Rachel, even commenting on how pretty she looks. But she shows her true colors are the party.
* TheDragon: To Monica

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Initially she is sweet to Rachel, even commenting on how pretty she looks. But She she shows her true colors are the party.
* TheDragon: To MonicaMonica.
15th Mar '16 5:13:38 PM toongrrl1990
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* DoesNotLikeMen: In the book and the '02 version, she says that the reason why the administration made her tone down her punishment was because all of them were men, and that none of them would understand what Carrie had gone through.


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* OnlySaneWoman: Seems to be this in the faculty, as she's the only one to understand how badly Carrie was bullied and to punish the girls for their bullying.
7th Mar '16 1:07:10 AM shamblingdead2
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** In the book, he's 19 and has dropped out of school.
19th Feb '16 2:22:34 AM Lullaby22
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She and the principal are the only adults that provide any help to Carrie (banning Chris from prom only made things worse in the end, but they couldn't have possibly known what would happen at the time), and she gives Carrie some true compassion and respect that she clearly needs.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She and the principal are the only adults that provide any help to Carrie (banning Chris from prom only made things worse in the end, but they couldn't have possibly known what would happen at the time), and she gives Carrie some true compassion and respect that she clearly needs. On the other hand, she's quick to jump to conclusions about Sue and refuses to believe that Sue really doesn't mean any harm to Carrie.
14th Feb '16 7:53:28 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted in the 2013 film where Portia Doubleday's Chris is done up as an overly tanned and made-up ratchet with ratty extensions, contrasting to Carrie's more natural beauty.



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys

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%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It's said in the book that the main reason she stays with Billy is because he's the only boy she can't manipulate. Also when he makes advances on her, she finds that she loves his aggression.



%%* AssholeVictim

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%%* AssholeVictim* AssholeVictim: The AlphaBitch with no redeeming qualities, who humiliated a girl that had done nothing to her. [[spoiler: She's given a cruel death in each film]].



%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Good God. No redeeming characteristics what. so. ever.''

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%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Good 'Good God. No redeeming characteristics what. so. ever.'' '



%%* TomboyishName

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%%* TomboyishName* TomboyishName: Her full name is Christine but she's known as Chris by everyone except her father.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Billy is a sociopath in the book, but John Travolta portrays him as a bumbling dork.



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys

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%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Part of his appeal to Chris is the fact that he's aggressive and abusive. The book says that part of the reason Chris is with him is because she's used to manipulating other boys, but Billy is the only one she hasn't been able to do that with. This is arguably inverted in the 1976 film, where Chris is the bad girl to Billy's IneffectualSympatheticVillain.



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Subverted. Chris flashes back in the book to the first time they did it. Billy made unwanted advances on her and she was initially disgusted. But she quickly finds herself enjoying it and gets into it. So essentially Chris is with him because Billy is ''really'' good in the sack.



* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: In the original script for the '13 version, Sue states that, for all of Billy's bravado, Chris essentially has him under her thumb, with it being implied that this is why he agreed to go through with Chris' prank. Ironically, the actual finished film has the exact opposite portrayal, with him acting controlling toward Chris and putting pressure on ''her.''

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* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: In the original script for the '13 version, Sue states that, for all of Billy's bravado, Chris essentially has him under her thumb, with it being implied that this is why he agreed to go through with Chris' prank. Ironically, the actual finished film has the exact opposite portrayal, with him acting controlling toward Chris and putting pressure on ''her.'' He's henpecked by her in the '76 film. But this is notably averted in the book where Billy's refusal to be this is the reason Chris is attracted to him.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Norma was a StudentCouncilPresident in the original book and in the '02 version, and barely figured at all in the story. The '76 version upgrades her to Chris' partner-in-crime, replacing Tina.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Norma was a StudentCouncilPresident in the original book and in the '02 version, and barely figured at all in the story. The '76 version upgrades her to Chris' partner-in-crime, replacing Tina. Likewise Tina was merely just Chris's friend in the book. The most evil thing she does is allow Chris to look at the King and Queen ballots.



* ButtMonkey: In the 2002 film she gets picked on a little by Tina, and Helen hurries away when she sees Norma coming at the prom. However she is shown giggling with the rest of the girls when they taunt Carrie during gym class.



* MotorMouth: Norma in the 2002 film. She's implied to be this in the book too.



* AdaptationalHeroism: While not an ''evil'' character in the book, the '02 film has her being nice to Carrie at the prom and spotting the bucket of blood moments before it spills, and trying to stop it.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: While not an ''evil'' character in the book, the '02 film has her being nice to Carrie at the prom and spotting the bucket of blood moments before it spills, and trying to stop it. She's also seen trying to move [[spoiler: Tommy's body while the rampage is going on in the prom]].
* ArmourPiercingSlap: Delivers a big one to Kenny in the 2002 film when he laughs cruelly at Carrie.



* DeathByAdaptation: Her fate isn't stated in the book but [[spoiler: she's seen being killed off in the 2002 film]].



** HypocriticalHumor: This is after she makes fun of Tommy and Roy for acting gay with each other.

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** HypocriticalHumor: This is after she makes fun of * HypocriticalHumour: She mocks Tommy and Roy for acting gay with each other.
their HoYay...and immediately compliments Carrie's ass.



%%* {{Goth}}
%%* LonersAreFreaks

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%%* {{Goth}}
%%* LonersAreFreaks
* {{Goth}}: She's fond of dark make-up and has a thorny rose tattoo as an indicator. Notably when she shops at a lipstick counter, the sales clerk watches her carefully.
* LonersAreFreaks: Lisa and Artie appear to be her only friends, and she's seen as a freak by the other students.



%%* PsychicPowers
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge

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%%* PsychicPowers
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* PsychicPowers: She inherited them from [[spoiler: her father Ralph White]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After a sex tape of her and Jesse is played at a party, she snaps and kills everyone there]].



%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* {{Goth}}

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%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* {{Goth}}
* DrivenToSuicide: When Eric rejects her, she jumps off the roof.
* {{Goth}}: Much like Rachel, she wears baggy clothing and dark make-up to identify herself as such.



%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* BlondesAreEvil

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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* BlondesAreEvil
* BetaBitch: She's Tracy's right hand girl.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She pretends to be nice to Rachel just so she can help humiliate her.
* BlondesAreEvil: She's dark blonde but still qualifies.



%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: Appears to make friends with Rachel out of kindness - but she's only acting that way to take part in a humiliation.



%%* SexySpectacles

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%%* SexySpectacles* SexySpectacles: She's one of the popular girls and shown as attractive because of her glasses.
16th Jan '16 8:46:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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%%* FemaleMisogynist

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%%* FemaleMisogynist* FemaleMisogynist: She believes that women are sinners by nature.
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