History Characters / Coraline

4th Feb '18 12:54:43 AM VulgarBee
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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Her spider-like true form, her shapeshifting powers, and her modus operandi of luring children in with their hearts' desire only to devour them are reminiscent of ''Pennywise from Stephen King's It.'']]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Her spider-like true form, her shapeshifting powers, and her modus operandi of luring children in with their hearts' desire only to devour them are reminiscent of ''Pennywise ''[[MonsterClown Pennywise]] from Stephen King's It.Creator/StephenKing's Literature/{{It}}.'']]
30th Jan '18 8:16:48 AM system
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27th Jan '18 8:46:53 AM streakson22
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* FanDisservice: An overweight old lady does not make for a very alluring [[SirensAreMermaids mermaid -- I mean siren]].
27th Jan '18 8:35:03 AM BlackKitten
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* EldritchAbomination: A creature of vaguely defined origins, whose true nature is not entirely clear, which has its own PocketDimension wherein it has RealityWarper powers.

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* EldritchAbomination: A creature of vaguely defined origins, whose true nature is not entirely clear, which has its her own PocketDimension wherein it she has RealityWarper powers.



* FanDisservice: An overweight old lady does not make for a very alluring [[SirensAreMermaids mermaid -- I mean siren]].



* WingedHumanoid: The fairy ghost girl has wings in the book.

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* WingedHumanoid: The fairy ghost girl has wings in the book. In the film, all three of them gain angel wings after being released.
25th Jan '18 9:48:52 PM karategal
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wyborn! I know where I'm going. I grew up here!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Wyborn! [[caption-width-right:188:Wyborn! I know where I'm going. I grew up here!]]
25th Jan '18 9:47:50 PM karategal
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[[caption-width-right:350:I'm Coraline Jones. I've got so much to tell you.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:I'm [[caption-width-right:250:I'm Coraline Jones. I've got so much to tell you.]]



* AdaptationalJerkass: In the book, Coraline was stoic, polite and well-mannered, if exasperated by her parents' absences. In the movie, Coraline is a lot more snarky, abrasive, and rude to her parents, neighbors, and Wybie. This is implied to be because her parents aren't paying attention to her.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: In the book, Coraline was stoic, polite polite, and well-mannered, if exasperated by her parents' absences. In the movie, Coraline is a lot more snarky, abrasive, and rude to her parents, neighbors, and Wybie. This is implied to be because her parents aren't paying attention to her.



* {{Determinator}}: She absolutely will NOT stop in her goal to sew buttons into Coraline's eyes. She would give the Terminator a run for its money. Even when her vile presence in Coraline's world is nothing more than a severed hand - she will NEVER EVER STOP. She'll drag the girl - screaming, kicking and choking all the way back to the other world.

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* {{Determinator}}: She absolutely will NOT stop in her goal to sew buttons into Coraline's eyes. She would give the Terminator a run for its money. Even when her vile presence in Coraline's world is nothing more than a severed hand - -- she will NEVER EVER STOP. She'll drag the girl - -- screaming, kicking kicking, and choking all the way back to the other world.



* LooksLikeCesare: She starts off looking like Coraline's real mother (except for the lack of a neck brace and ''having black buttons for eyes''). Over the course of the film however, her features become more and more exaggerated. She switches from her real world counterpart's sweater and pants to a black and white-dotted dress, red collar and red shoes. When Coraline starts to defy her, the Other Mother shifts to a less human form, becoming taller and more skeletal and exaggerated. In the film's climax, her true form is shown with a mechanical/spider-like appearance with white, cracked-porcelain skin and hands made of sewing needles.

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* LooksLikeCesare: She starts off looking like Coraline's real mother (except for the lack of a neck brace and ''having black buttons for eyes''). Over the course of the film however, her features become more and more exaggerated. She switches from her real world counterpart's sweater and pants to a black and white-dotted dress, red collar collar, and red shoes. When Coraline starts to defy her, the Other Mother shifts to a less human form, becoming taller and more skeletal and exaggerated. In the film's climax, her true form is shown with a mechanical/spider-like appearance with white, cracked-porcelain skin and hands made of sewing needles.



* OneWingedAngel: Over the course of the movie the Other Mother progressively gets more monstrous. She starts as a copy of Coraline's real mother, then gets thinner, spindlier and overall wicked-looking. By the end of the movie she reveals her true form - a giant, spindly spider-human hybrid with cracked porcelain skin, metal legs and hands with claws made of sewing needles.

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* OneWingedAngel: Over the course of the movie the Other Mother progressively gets more monstrous. She starts as a copy of Coraline's real mother, then gets thinner, spindlier and overall wicked-looking. By the end of the movie she reveals her true form - -- a giant, spindly spider-human hybrid with cracked porcelain skin, metal legs and hands with claws made of sewing needles.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:She screams this - alternated with "I'LL DIE WITHOUT YOU!" - at Coraline when she leaves the Other World for the last time]].

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:She screams this - -- alternated with "I'LL DIE WITHOUT YOU!" - -- at Coraline when she leaves the Other World for the last time]].



* SoreLoser: In the book, after Coraline finds [[spoiler:the first soul]], she sends a strong wind - ''indoors'' - to slow her down. In the movie, she pulls every trick in the book to prevent Coraline from acquiring the ghost eyes, and has a meltdown when she's losing.[[spoiler:She also has no intention of letting Coraline go, whether she wins or not]].

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* SoreLoser: In the book, after Coraline finds [[spoiler:the first soul]], she sends a strong wind - -- ''indoors'' - -- to slow her down. In the movie, she pulls every trick in the book to prevent Coraline from acquiring the ghost eyes, and has a meltdown when she's losing.[[spoiler:She also has no intention of letting Coraline go, whether she wins or not]].



* FanDisservice: An overweight old lady does not make for a very alluring [[SirensAreMermaids mermaid--I mean siren]].

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* FanDisservice: An overweight old lady does not make for a very alluring [[SirensAreMermaids mermaid--I mermaid -- I mean siren]].



The Other World version of Miss Forcible. In the Other World (along with Miss Spink), she is young, pretty, and perform continuously in front of many different dogs, who, in the Other World, are anthropomorphic.

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The Other World version of Miss Forcible. In the Other World (along with Miss Spink), she is young, pretty, and perform performs continuously in front of many different dogs, who, in the Other World, are anthropomorphic.
27th Dec '17 10:49:25 AM fjsdfalms
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* ActionGirl: She's forced into this when her Other Mother begins to reveal her true nature.



* WhenYouComingHomeDad: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Upset with lack of attention from her workaholic parents, Coraline is ensnared into the seductive world of the Other Mother where Coraline gets everything she wants and her parents exist only to please her. [[spoiler: It's later revealed to be a honey trap, as the Other Mother is actually a creature that feeds on children's souls.]] It is implied that her parents at the start of the movie are close to an important deadline and are not workaholics. They also just moved into a new house, which partly explains Coraline's resentment -- she was also upset that her parents had her leave behind her old friends and home.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Upset with lack of attention from her workaholic parents, Coraline is ensnared into the seductive world of the Other Mother where Coraline she gets everything she wants and her parents exist only to please her. [[spoiler: It's later revealed to be a honey trap, as the Other Mother is actually a creature that feeds on children's souls.]] It is implied that her parents at the start of the movie are close to an important deadline and are not workaholics. They also just moved into a new house, which partly explains Coraline's resentment -- she was also upset that her parents had her leave behind her old friends and home.home.
* {{Workaholic}}: Part of the reason she doesn't pay much attention to Coraline.



* WhenYouComingHomeDad: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Upset with lack of attention from her workaholic parents, Coraline is ensnared into the seductive world of the Other Mother where Coraline gets everything she wants and her parents exist only to please her. [[spoiler: It's later revealed to be a honey trap, as the Other Mother is actually a creature that feeds on children's souls.]] It is implied that her parents at the start of the movie are close to an important deadline and are not workaholics. They also just moved into a new house, which partly explains Coraline's resentment -- she was also upset that her parents had her leave behind her old friends and home.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Upset with lack of attention from her workaholic parents, Coraline is ensnared into the seductive world of the Other Mother where Coraline she gets everything she wants and her parents exist only to please her. [[spoiler: It's later revealed to be a honey trap, as the Other Mother is actually a creature that feeds on children's souls.]] It is implied that her parents at the start of the movie are close to an important deadline and are not workaholics. They also just moved into a new house, which partly explains Coraline's resentment -- she was also upset that her parents had her leave behind her old friends and home.home.
* {{Workaholic}}: Part of the reason he doesn't pay much attention to Coraline.



%%* LastNameBasis

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%%* LastNameBasis* LastNameBasis: We don't ever learn her first name.



* HeroicSacrifice: He rescues Coraline from behind the mirror despite knowing that the Other Mother would kill him for it.



* ArtImitatesArt: She dresses as the Birth of Venus for the show she and the Other Miss Spink put on for Coraline,

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* ArtImitatesArt: She dresses as the Birth of Venus for the show she and the Other Miss Spink put on for Coraline, Coraline.


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* CreepyGood: They just want to move on, not hurt anyone, despite their somewhat freaky appearances.


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* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: They are portrayed as this, though they do not remember anything about their identities.
11th Dec '17 12:00:13 PM Snowsky
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* CanonForeigner: Like Wybie, she was created for the film adaptation, although the book briefly mentions a "Mr. Lovat", which is probably where their last name comes from.
11th Dec '17 11:47:21 AM Snowsky
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* AffectionateNickname: "Twitcy-witchy girl" by her father. He even made a ''song'' about it:
-->''"Oh, my twitchy-witchy girl, I think you are so nice. I give you bowls of porridge and I give you bowls of ice cream."''

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* AffectionateNickname: "Twitcy-witchy "My twitchy-witchy girl" by her father. He even made a ''song'' about it:
-->''"Oh, my twitchy-witchy girl, I think you are so nice. I give you bowls of porridge and I give you bowls of ice cream.''
-->''I give you lots of kisses and I give you lots of hugs, but I never give you sandwiches with bugs in.
"''



* ColorMotifs: Blue. She dyes her hair blue and the shirt she's mostly seen with in marketing is a long-sleeved, blue shirt with silver stars.

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* ColorMotifs: Blue. She dyes her hair blue and the shirt outfit she's mostly seen with in marketing is a long-sleeved, blue shirt with silver stars.stars and blue boots.
8th Dec '17 4:08:20 PM dieseldragons
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* AffablyEvil: She'll be very polite and civil for as long as she believes you're [[LoveIsAWeakness under her nurturing thumb]]. Openly defy her, [[VillainousBreakdown and watch out]].
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