History Characters / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

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!!In the 2013 musical:
* AdaptationalVillainy: Wanting to eat a child is so heroic.
* ImAHumanitairan: They're disturbingly eager to eat the "candied pork" that Augustus Gloop will be turned into.
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the five kids.



* AntiRoleModel: All four are repulsive brats who let their vices get the better of them long ago, and it shows in how they treat others.

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* AntiRoleModel: All four are repulsive brats who let their vices flaws get the better of them long ago, and it shows in how they treat others.



* DevilInPlainSight: All four, but especially Veruca. The Bucket family, especially the grandparents, is dismayed to learn that each of them is repulsive in their own way, yet they are all indulged by their parents and acclaimed and celebrated for their luck, which isn't even really luck in Veruca's case, by the rest of the world. The four kids get a ''very'' rude awakening to their own faults once they're in the factory, because -- while he may not show it at first -- Willy Wonka, to say nothing of his Oompa-Loompas, ''does'' recognize them for who they are and has NoSympathy for what happens to them when they give in to their vices and meet dreadful fates.

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* DevilInPlainSight: All four, but especially Veruca. The Bucket family, especially the grandparents, is dismayed to learn that each of them is repulsive obnoxious in their own way, yet they are all indulged by their parents and acclaimed and celebrated for their luck, which isn't even really luck in Veruca's case, by the rest of the world. The four kids get a ''very'' rude awakening to their own faults once they're in the factory, because -- while he may not show it at first -- Willy Wonka, to say nothing of his Oompa-Loompas, ''does'' recognize them for who they are and has NoSympathy for what happens to them when they give in to their vices and meet dreadful fates.



* HateSink: Not one of them has a redeeming trait to go with their brattiness, and while they aren't actively working against other characters, the reader is meant to feel great satisfaction as they meet poetically-appropriate fates in the factory. Their obnoxiousness is often heightened in adaptations to counter claims of DisproportionateRetribution.
* TheHedonist: All any of them care about are seeking their own pleasure and fame and fail to realize -- until it's too late -- that in Wonka's Factory, there are boundaries that ''must'' be respected.



* HumiliationConga: All four kids go through this, particularly in the 2005 film and 2013 musical, in which most if not all of the kids have their personal songs sung in front of them (though they mostly don't seem to be paying attention). One by one: Augustus falls into a chocolate river in front of everyone, gets sucked up a glass tube and sticks, goes through who-knows-what in the Fudge Room, then exits the factory thin as a straw and/or covered in chocolate. Violet swells up and is rolled around, and ends up permanently blue. Veruca gets covered in trash. Mike is shrunk, then stretched to ridiculous proportions. All of them exit, in some demeaning fashion, filmed and being watched by presumably the ''whole world''.

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* HumiliationConga: All four kids go through this, particularly in the 2005 film and 2013 musical, in which most if not all of the kids except Veruca have their personal songs sung in front of them (though they mostly don't seem to be paying attention). One by one: Augustus falls into a chocolate river in front of everyone, gets sucked up a glass tube and sticks, goes through who-knows-what in the Fudge Room, then exits the factory thin as a straw and/or covered in chocolate. Violet swells up and is rolled around, and ends up permanently blue. Veruca gets covered in trash. Mike is shrunk, then stretched to ridiculous proportions. All of them exit, in some demeaning fashion, filmed and being watched by presumably the ''whole world''.



** There's a clearer mutual dislike between the girls in the 2005 film, culminating in Veruca's schadenfreude at Violet turning into a blueberry. This is likely because both girls (Veruca due to being spoiled and Violet due to being a competitive perfectionist) feel a need to be the center of attention, and don't like sharing the limelight with one another. Also, Violet and Augustus pick on Charlie. Again, this is probably due to Violet's competitiveness, but Augustus just randomly mocks him. He said nothing to him in the book.

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** There's a clearer mutual dislike between the girls in the 2005 film, culminating in Veruca's schadenfreude at Violet turning into a blueberry. This is likely because both girls (Veruca due to being spoiled and Violet due to being a competitive perfectionist) feel a need to be the center of attention, and don't like sharing the limelight with one another. Also, Violet and Augustus pick occasionally picks on Charlie. Again, this is probably due to Violet's competitiveness, but Augustus just randomly mocks him. He said nothing to him in the book.



* MenaceDecay: These kids don't seem so awful in the book and 1971 film to modern viewers, which makes their fates seem wildly out of proportion to their sins (though they are all cause-and-effect situations -- equivalent to a person walking into a lion's cage and getting mauled). From the 2005 film onward, they are portrayed as more obnoxious, if not outright wicked, to counteract this trope. But depending on the adaptation, their punishments might be more extreme as well...

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* MenaceDecay: These kids don't seem so awful in the book and 1971 film to modern viewers, which makes their fates seem wildly out of proportion to their sins (though they are all cause-and-effect situations -- equivalent to a person walking into a lion's cage and getting mauled). From the 2005 film onward, they are portrayed as more obnoxious, if not outright wicked, obnoxious to counteract this trope. But depending on the adaptation, their punishments might be more extreme as well...



* DeathByAdaptation: She's torn limb from limb and decapitated by the squirrels!

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* DeathByAdaptation: She's [[CruelAndUnusualDeath torn limb from limb and decapitated by the squirrels!squirrels]]!



** The DemotedToExtra Mrs. Salt comes off as a resigned {{Housewife}} rather than the RichBitch of the book in her one scene.

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** The DemotedToExtra Mrs. Salt comes off as a resigned {{Housewife}} complete bitch who enjoys watching her husband's life being made a misery by their daughter, rather than the RichBitch of the book in her one scene.
19th May '17 10:40:26 PM otemple700
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* AscendedExtra: In the book and other versions, just one of Mr. Wonka's rivals and an UnknownCharacter; in the movie, a major supporting character and in the end [[spoiler: actually ''an employee of Mr. Wonka''! As part of the kids' (but especially Charlie's) Secret Test Of Character, Mr. Wilkinson ''pretends'' to be Mr. Slugworth, making him a Good All Along Reverse Mole. Thus, most of these other tropes are intentionally invoked]].

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* AscendedExtra: In the book and other versions, just one of Mr. Wonka's rivals and an UnknownCharacter; in the movie, a major supporting character and in the end [[spoiler: actually ''an employee of Mr. Wonka''! As part of the kids' (but especially Charlie's) Secret Test Of Character, SecretTestOfCharacter, Mr. Wilkinson ''pretends'' to be Mr. Slugworth, making him a Good All Along Reverse Mole.GoodAllAlong ReverseMole. Thus, most of these other tropes are intentionally invoked]].



* EvilPlan: He exploits Mr. Wonka's contest by approaching and bribing the Golden Ticket finders to steal a prototype invention for him, which he will figure out and duplicate to get it to the market first.

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* EvilPlan: He exploits Mr. Wonka's contest by approaching and bribing the Golden Ticket finders to steal a prototype invention for him, which he will figure out and duplicate to get it to the market first. [[spoiler:It's a lie to see who would be greedy enough to take the deal.]]



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Yep, he has glasses too.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Yep, he has glasses too.[[spoiler:Adverted. It's all an act.]]
9th May '17 5:51:03 PM SonicHOG
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Jack Costello (2013 musical's Original London Cast Recording)

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Jack Costello (2013 musical's Original London Cast Recording)
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Ryan Foust, Jake Ryan Flynn, and Ryan Sell (2017 Broadway {{Retool}} of the musical)
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: His sensitive MadArtist nature and ForHappiness motivations -- the "sugar" side of his SugarAndIcePersonality --
are gone, thanks to such things as "Simply Second Nature" being cut. This ties into his...

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: His sensitive MadArtist nature and ForHappiness motivations -- the "sugar" side of his SugarAndIcePersonality --
-- are gone, thanks to such things as "Simply Second Nature" being cut. This ties into his...
25th Apr '17 9:41:00 AM Sapphirea2
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* KingIncognito: In the Broadway retool, he has a double life as the candy shop owner in Charlie's town and befriends the boy over the course of Act One. This is NOT a spoiler, because he reveals this to the audience in the very first scene. (In London, [[spoiler: he ''also'' did this, but that he and the Tramp were one and the same was not revealed until the ''very'' end]].)



* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: The Everlasting Gobstopper and Great Gum Machines (or as he calls them, Barrel and Bertha) are [[NoisyRobots noisy]] {{Tin Can Robot}}s in this version.

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* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: The Everlasting Gobstopper and Great Gum Machines (or as he calls them, Barrel and Bertha) are [[NoisyRobots noisy]] {{Tin Can Robot}}s in this version.Robot}}s.



!!In the 2017 Broadway version of the musical:

The Broadway production received a significant {{Retool}} that substantially expanded Mr. Wonka's role in the story, via a plot device similar to that of ''The Golden Ticket'' -- in Act One, he masquerades as the owner of a candy shop in Charlie's hometown and interacts with the boy. The following additional tropes are thus invoked.

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!!In the 2017 Broadway version of the musical:

{{Retool}}:

The Broadway production received a significant {{Retool}} that substantially expanded Mr. Wonka's role in the story, via a plot device similar to that of ''The Golden Ticket'' -- in Act One, he masquerades as the owner of a candy shop in Charlie's hometown and interacts with the boy. The following additional tropes are thus invoked.
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: His sensitive MadArtist nature and ForHappiness motivations -- the "sugar" side of his SugarAndIcePersonality --
are gone, thanks to such things as "Simply Second Nature" being cut. This ties into his...
* AdaptationalVillainy: He taunts Charlie in his KingIncognito persona with false promises of free candy and having him watch the TV coverage of the Golden Ticket finders, and leads his guests through an invisible maze in which most of them end up injured.



* KingIncognito: As in the 2005 musical ''Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka'' and ''The Golden Ticket'', he interacts with the public as a candy shop owner and befriends Charlie over the course of Act One. This isn't a spoiler because the very first scene shows Mr. Wonka revealing this to the audience.
* YankTheDogsChain: As the candy shop owner, he constantly teases Charlie with the promise of a free Wonka Bar, but always fails to follow through.

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* KingIncognito: As in the 2005 musical ''Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka'' and ''The Golden Ticket'', he interacts with the public as a candy shop owner and befriends not-quite-befriends Charlie over the course of Act One. This isn't a spoiler because the very first scene shows Mr. Wonka revealing this to the audience.
audience. (In London, [[spoiler: he ''also'' did this, but that he and the Tramp were one and the same was not revealed until the ''very'' end]].)
* ParentalSubstitute: Becomes this to Charlie at the end, as Mr. Bucket suffered DeathByAdaptation before the action begins.
* YankTheDogsChain: As the candy shop owner, he constantly teases promises Charlie with the promise of a free Wonka Bar, but always fails to follow through.



* AudienceSurrogate: The events are presented primarily through his eyes, though it is written in the third person. (This also applies to most of the sequel, aside from the scenes with a different set of characters in the White House, though at one point the narration lets the reader in on Mr. Wonka's thoughts.)

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* AudienceSurrogate: The events are presented primarily through his eyes, though it is written in the third person. (This This also applies to most of the sequel, aside from the scenes with a different set of characters in the White House, though at one point the narration lets the reader in on Mr. Wonka's thoughts.)



* DwindlingParty: In the book, the 2005 film, and the opera, the kids all survive, but are eliminated from the tour/secret competition one by one. At the end of the book it is revealed that the "winner" is defined as the child whom Mr. Wonka likes best and Charlie, the only one who doesn't have a flaw that results in elimination, is that kid. In the 1971 film and 2013 musical, their fates are ambiguous -- in the latter, three kids and one adult might suffer DeathByAdaptation (and thus play this trope straight!). In the Broadway retool of the musical, they all are restored to normal at the end.

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* DwindlingParty: In the book, the 2005 film, and the opera, the kids all survive, but are eliminated from the tour/secret competition one by one. At the end of the book it is revealed that the "winner" is defined as the child whom Mr. Wonka likes best and Charlie, the only one who doesn't have a flaw that results in elimination, is that kid. In the 1971 film and 2013 musical, their fates are ambiguous -- in the latter, three kids and one adult might suffer DeathByAdaptation (and thus play this trope straight!). In the Broadway retool of the musical, they all are restored to normal at the end.Veruca is definitively killed.



* IronButtMonkey: All four of them risk being seriously injured or killed due to their misbehavior, and three wind up permanently transformed by their experiences (squeezed skinny, blue-skinned, turned into a giant), but they're all otherwise safe and sound upon emerging from the factory. Veruca and her parents don't even get hurt in their fall down the garbage chute, only getting CoveredInGunge for their trouble. According to Mr. Wonka, it's justified in Mike Teavee's case; stretching him back to his original size is easy and presumably painless because boys his age "stretch like mad"! While this is averted in the 2013 musical, owing to the UncertainDoom most of them face, it is once again played straight in the 2017 Broadway {{Retool}}, which sees them all restored to normal at the end -- even the ''decapitated'' Veruca.

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* IronButtMonkey: All four of them risk being seriously injured or killed due to their misbehavior, and three wind up permanently transformed by their experiences (squeezed skinny, blue-skinned, turned into a giant), but they're all otherwise safe and sound upon emerging from the factory. Veruca and her parents don't even get hurt in their fall down the garbage chute, only getting CoveredInGunge for their trouble. According to Mr. Wonka, it's justified in Mike Teavee's case; stretching him back to his original size is easy and presumably painless because boys his age "stretch like mad"! While this mad"! This is averted in the 2013 musical, owing to the UncertainDoom most of them face, it is once again played straight face; in the 2017 Broadway {{Retool}}, which sees them all restored to normal at the end -- even the ''decapitated'' Veruca. Veruca is definitively killed off.



* JerkassHasAPoint: He makes a good point when he asks Wonka why does he sell chewing gum when he finds them gross. Unfortunately, Wonka pretends he didn't hear his question.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: He makes a good point when he asks Mr. Wonka why does he sell sells chewing gum when he finds them it gross. Unfortunately, Wonka pretends he didn't hear his question.
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Remember how the 1971 Wonka twice mixed up his words and corrected himself with "Strike that, reverse it"? That phrase became RetCanon in the novel's sequel, and here it's elevated into a full-on catchphrase. In the Act Two opening song "Strike That, Reverse It" it turns up five times, and two slight variants appear later at key emotional moments.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: Remember how the The 1971 Wonka twice mixed up his words and corrected himself with "Strike that, reverse it"? That it", a phrase that became RetCanon in the novel's sequel, and here sequel. Here it's elevated into a full-on catchphrase. In the Act Two opening song "Strike That, Reverse It" it turns up five times, and two slight variants appear later at key emotional moments.



%%* PepTalkSong: "A Little Me".

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%%* * PepTalkSong: "A Little Me".Me" is his way of encouraging Charlie to embrace his fate as a GradeSchoolCEO.



* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's the most elegant and authoritative Wonka to date, and if Grandma Georgina's comments in "The Amazing Fantastical History of Mr. Willy Wonka" are anything to go by, he even had female admirers in his pre-recluse days. (As a bonus Alex Jennings, the second [=WestEnd!Wonka=], is so tall that he had to ''remove [[IconicItem his top hat]]'' for the Imagining Room / Great Glass Elevator sequence to stand up straight in the elevator.)

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* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's the most elegant and authoritative Wonka to date, and if Grandma Georgina's comments in "The Amazing Fantastical History of Mr. Willy Wonka" are anything to go by, he even had female admirers in his pre-recluse days. (As a bonus Alex Jennings, the second [=WestEnd!Wonka=], is so tall that he had to ''remove remove [[IconicItem his top hat]]'' hat]] for the Imagining Room / Great Glass Elevator sequence to stand up straight in the elevator.)



!!In the 2017 Broadway {{Retool}}:

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!!In the 2017 Broadway {{Retool}}:version of the musical:

The Broadway production received a significant {{Retool}} that substantially expanded Mr. Wonka's role in the story, via a plot device similar to that of ''The Golden Ticket'' -- in Act One, he masquerades as the owner of a candy shop in Charlie's hometown and interacts with the boy. The following additional tropes are thus invoked.



* KingIncognito: As in the 2005 musical ''Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka'' and ''The Golden Ticket'', he interacts with the public as a candy shop owner and befriends Charlie over the course of Act One. This isn't a spoiler because the very first scene shows Mr. Wonka trying out accents for the "role".

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* KingIncognito: As in the 2005 musical ''Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka'' and ''The Golden Ticket'', he interacts with the public as a candy shop owner and befriends Charlie over the course of Act One. This isn't a spoiler because the very first scene shows Mr. Wonka trying out accents for revealing this to the "role".audience.
* YankTheDogsChain: As the candy shop owner, he constantly teases Charlie with the promise of a free Wonka Bar, but always fails to follow through.
23rd Apr '17 7:37:08 AM BKelly95
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On a side note, the band Music/VerucaSalt is named after her.
22nd Apr '17 9:23:20 PM SonicHOG
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* AdaptationExpansion: Similar to the 2005 film, he was an employee of Wonka's and worked in the factory until the day it was closed.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Similar to the 2005 film, he was an employee of Wonka's and worked in as the factory factory's security guard until the day it was closed.
21st Apr '17 8:46:48 PM SonicHOG
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!!In the 2017 Broadway {{Retool}}:
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Oleg Salt and Ethel Teavee. Mr. Beauregarde keeps his first name from London.
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