History Characters / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

11th Feb '17 9:59:05 PM annette12
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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Although not the case in the original book or the second adaptation of it (known as ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory''), in this film the titular Wonka, though an important character, is the owner of the titular factory to which the main protagonist Charlie wins a trip.


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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Although not the case in the original book or the second adaptation of it (known as ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory''), in this film the titular Wonka, though an important character, is the owner of the titular factory to which the main protagonist Charlie wins a trip.
11th Feb '17 9:57:28 PM annette12
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* DeadpanSnarker / GentlemanSnarker: He's prone to whimsical and sometimes stealthily insulting responses to the tour group's puzzled and/or rude remarks and questions. When Violet expresses disbelief that his storeroom of beans includes "[[{{Pun}} has beans]]" he notes "You're one yourself!" Not long afterward, when he's explaining the purpose of Hair Toffee to the group, Veruca asks "Who wants a beard, for heaven's sake?" Mr. Wonka casually remarks "It would suit you very well..." Adaptations take his gift for snarking and ''run'' with it, with the 1971 and 2013 incarnations particularly gentlemanly.

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* DeadpanSnarker / GentlemanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker: He's prone to whimsical and sometimes stealthily insulting responses to the tour group's puzzled and/or rude remarks and questions. When Violet expresses disbelief that his storeroom of beans includes "[[{{Pun}} has beans]]" he notes "You're one yourself!" Not long afterward, when he's explaining the purpose of Hair Toffee to the group, Veruca asks "Who wants a beard, for heaven's sake?" Mr. Wonka casually remarks "It would suit you very well..." Adaptations take his gift for snarking and ''run'' with it, with the 1971 and 2013 incarnations particularly gentlemanly.



** SharpDressedMan: Eccentric though his outfit looks, it is beautifully tailored and he is extremely well-groomed.



* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Although not the case in the original book or the second adaptation of it (known as ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory''), in this film the titular Wonka, though an important character, is the owner of the titular factory to which the main protagonist Charlie wins a trip.
* SharpDressedMan: Eccentric though his outfit looks, it is beautifully tailored and he is extremely well-groomed.



* TheMillstone: In the 1971 movie, he's pretty much a bad influence on Charlie all the way through. He tells Charlie not to read the contract he signs at the beginning of the tour, he talks him into trying the fizzy lifting drinks, which almost gets both of them killed and leads to the infamous "You get nothing!" outburst, and after said outburst, he suggests giving the Gobstopper to Slugworth as revenge. [[spoiler:Charlie doesn't, and this is what earns him the factory.]]



* AmbiguouslyJewish / AlterKocker: He's portrayed by actor Jack Albertson, who was born to a Russian-Jewish family in Massachusetts in 1907.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish / AlterKocker: AmbiguouslyJewish: He's portrayed by actor Jack Albertson, who was born to a Russian-Jewish family in Massachusetts in 1907.



* TheMillstone: He's pretty much a bad influence on Charlie all the way through. He tells Charlie not to read the contract he signs at the beginning of the tour, he talks him into trying the fizzy lifting drinks, which almost gets both of them killed and leads to the infamous "You get nothing!" outburst, and after said outburst, he suggests giving the Gobstopper to Slugworth as revenge. [[spoiler:Charlie doesn't, and this is what earns him the factory.]]



* ChewToy: Grandma Georgina in the sequel.

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* ChewToy: TheChewToy: Grandma Georgina in the sequel.
11th Feb '17 9:45:46 PM annette12
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* GoodSamaritan / HeroicBystander: Mrs. Teavee, in the wake of her son being shrunk by Bubblevision, is so traumatized that she begs for someone to stay with them while they wait for him to be restored. Mr. Wonka is indifferent, Veruca and her father don't care, but Grandpa Joe volunteers to stay behind and comfort her, figuring Charlie can manage on his own with the remaining tour group. (Charlie might have stayed behind too, but Mr. Wonka "sweeps him on board" the train to the BazaarOfTheBizarre, according to the stage directions.)

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* GoodSamaritan / HeroicBystander: GoodSamaritan: Mrs. Teavee, in the wake of her son being shrunk by Bubblevision, is so traumatized that she begs for someone to stay with them while they wait for him to be restored. Mr. Wonka is indifferent, Veruca and her father don't care, but Grandpa Joe volunteers to stay behind and comfort her, figuring Charlie can manage on his own with the remaining tour group. (Charlie might have stayed behind too, but Mr. Wonka "sweeps him on board" the train to the BazaarOfTheBizarre, according to the stage directions.)


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* PushoverParents: Veruca's parents, who have spoiled her rotten to the point that her father would rather just buy her whatever she wants no matter how outrageous just so he won't have to put up with her tantrums. It is shown at the end of the 2005 film adaptation that Mr. Salt does learn to say "no" to her though, subverting this ultimately.
11th Feb '17 1:59:46 AM LtFedora
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-->"I'll get even with you for this, Wonka, if it's he last thing I ever do!!"
10th Feb '17 11:42:41 PM annette12
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* AdaptationalVillainy: With the exception of Veruca (who is always insufferable), all of them become more antagonistic and unpleasant in the 2005 film: Augustus and Violet are openly mean to Charlie while Mike is very rude and arrogant with Willy Wonka.



* TheBully: Both Augustus and Violet have shades of this in the 2005 film.

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* TheBully: Both Augustus and Violet have shades of this towards Charlie in the 2005 film.



* 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"! (Averted in the 2013 musical, owing to the UncertainDoom most of them face.)

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* IronButtmonkey: 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"! (Averted in the 2013 musical, owing to the UncertainDoom most of them face.)



* TookALevelInJerkass: In the 2005 film.



* TheBully: Much more aggressive, particularly towards Charlie, than in other adaptations. He offers him a bite of his chocolate bar, then cruelly says "then you should have brought some!"

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* TheBully: AdaptationalVillainy: Much more aggressive, particularly towards Charlie, than in other adaptations. He offers him a bite of his chocolate bar, then cruelly says "then you should have brought some!"



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl to Violet's tomboy.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl The Girly Girl (spoiled rich girl, pink dress, RegalRinglets) to Violet's tomboy.
Tomboy (competitive, athletic, wears a tracksuit, has BoyishShortHair).



* TooDumbToLive: Really, popping a piece of still-experimental gum in your mouth straightaway? In the book and 1971 film her parent(s) initially warn her not to do anything stupid...but in those and other versions, as soon as she starts to chew and declares that it works just as Mr. Wonka says, they ''cheer her on'', proud that she's the first person ever to have a chewing gum meal. Never mind that Mr. Wonka continues to demand she spit it out before she hits dessert...
** On top of that, in most versions, she's still chewing even after noticing that she's turned blue and/or has started inflating.

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* TooDumbToLive: Really, popping a piece of still-experimental gum in your mouth straightaway? In the book and 1971 film her parent(s) initially warn her not to do anything stupid...but in those and other versions, as soon as she starts to chew and declares that it works just as Mr. Wonka says, they ''cheer her on'', proud that she's the first person ever to have a chewing gum meal. Never mind that Mr. Wonka continues to demand she spit it out before she hits dessert...
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dessert... On top of that, in most versions, she's still chewing even after noticing that she's turned blue and/or has started inflating.



* AdaptationalVillainy: She's noticeably malicious in this film, far more than in any other adaptation.



* LittleMissBadass: She's shown to be very good at karate.



%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy to Veruca's girly girl.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's noticeably malicious in this film, far more than in any other adaptation.

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%%* * TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy Tomboy (competitive, athletic, wears a tracksuit, BoyishShortHair) to Veruca's girly girl.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's noticeably malicious in this film, far more than in any other adaptation.
Girly Girl (spoiled rich girl, pink dress, RegalRinglets).



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%%* MeaningfulName * MeaningfulName: As his surname implies, he's obsessed with television.



* BareYourMidriff: After he's stretched PaperThin.

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* BareYourMidriff: After he's stretched PaperThin.Paper Thin.
29th Jan '17 11:03:55 PM annette12
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* TheDitz: Augustus doesn't seem to have much personality ''to'' show, and it's implied his mother has babied him enough to make him completely "infantile." His only action is the supremely idiotic one of trying to drink from the river and falling in. Some adaptations give him moments of nastiness to go along with this.



* FatBastard: While it's pretty disgusting to put unwashed hands in chocolate meant for worldly consumption in any case -- and especially when repeatedly told not to ''for precisely this reason'' -- in the book Augustus is mentioned to have a nasty cold too, which is now being spread through everything. Ew.
** This is played up in the 2005 version. On the way to the first room, he offers his chocolate bar to Charlie and then ''yanks it away'', saying, "You want some chocolate? Then you should have brought some," before giving the child-equivalent of an EvilLaugh. Presumably he knows that Charlie is starving. (By contrast, in the 1971 version it appears his only fault is his gluttony.)

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* FatBastard: While it's pretty disgusting to put unwashed hands in chocolate meant for worldly consumption in any case -- and especially when repeatedly told not to ''for precisely this reason'' -- in the book Augustus is mentioned to have a nasty cold too, which is now being spread through everything. Ew.
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This is played up in the 2005 version. On the way to the first room, he offers his chocolate bar to Charlie and then ''yanks it away'', saying, "You want some chocolate? Then you should have brought some," before giving the child-equivalent of an EvilLaugh. Presumably he knows that Charlie is starving. (By contrast, in the 1971 version it appears his only fault is his gluttony.)


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* FatIdiot: Augustus doesn't seem to have much personality ''to'' show, and it's implied his mother has babied him enough to make him completely "infantile." His only action is the supremely idiotic one of trying to drink from the river and falling in. Some adaptations give him moments of nastiness to go along with this.
29th Jan '17 8:48:11 PM snichols1973
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* AmbiguouslyJewish / AlterKocker: He's portrayed by actor Jack Albertson, who was born to a Russian-Jewish family in Massachusetts in 1907.
21st Jan '17 3:24:26 PM LtFedora
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* {{Foil}}: To the other brats. Like Charlie, she's the only other one who actively searched for and found a Golden Ticket on her own initiative. Unlike Charlie, she's prideful that she won whereas he's humbled by the find.

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* {{Foil}}: To the other brats. Like Charlie, she's the only other one who actively searched for and found a Golden Ticket on her own initiative.initiative; Augustus found his through blind luck and current habits, Veruca had her dad's factory workers hunt for it, and Mike didn't care. Unlike Charlie, she's prideful that she won whereas he's humbled by the find.
7th Jan '17 5:22:29 AM LtFedora
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* NightmareFetishist: He actually seems to ''enjoy'' the boat ride, noting "Boy, what a great series this would make" and, afterwards, "Now why don't they show stuff like that on TV?"

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* NightmareFetishist: NightmareFetishist:
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He actually seems to ''enjoy'' the boat ride, noting "Boy, what a great series this would make" and, afterwards, "Now why don't they show stuff like that on TV?"TV?"
** He's also having a great time watching Veruca tear apart the Golden Goose room.
5th Jan '17 1:10:19 PM LtFedora
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''she'' can't stand Veruca, and tells her to shut up.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''she'' can't stand Veruca, Veruca. When Veruca starts demanding an Oompa-Loompa, Violet rolls her eyes in annoyance and tells her to shut up.
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