History Characters / Holes

29th Apr '17 2:53:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EmbarassingNickname: Trout, from the smell of his feet. Downplayed in that he doesn't seem to be too bothered by it.

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* EmbarassingNickname: EmbarrassingNickname: Trout, from the smell of his feet. Downplayed in that he doesn't seem to be too bothered by it.
26th Apr '17 7:31:11 PM SoapheadChurch
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* CloserToEarth

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* CloserToEarthCloserToEarth: The only female in this generation of the family doesn't believe in curses and bad luck. Played with in that her disbelief in the family curse is the most sensible position, but in this case she actually completely wrong.



* MagicFeather: His favorite shovel is supposedly shorter than the others, so it allows him to dig smaller holes. However, if there's any difference between his shovels and the others, it's so slight that no one except X-Ray can tell the difference.



* AmbiguousDisorder: His odd habits, strange ability to know the time and date, and pyromania all suggest that he's an Idiot Savant.



* TheGenericGuy

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* TheGenericGuyTheGenericGuy: He's got no standout quirks or personality traits like the other inmates. He's just a basic tough-guy type.



* [[spoiler:RetiredOutlaw: Implied to be one when the police arrest him at the end of the film.]]

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* [[spoiler:RetiredOutlaw: Implied RetiredOutlaw: [[spoiler:Implied to be one when the police arrest him at the end of the film.]]



%%* EntitledBastard

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%%* EntitledBastard* EmbarassingNickname: Trout, from the smell of his feet. Downplayed in that he doesn't seem to be too bothered by it.
* EntitledBastard: He's basically a spoiled rich kid that never grew up. He's so used to owning everything in town that the one time he was denied something he wanted he went on a rampage.



* RaceLift: In the novel, she's Egyptian. In the film, she's made a Gypsy.
* NoodleIncident: How and why an Egyptian woman made her way to Latvia is never explained.



* MayDecemberRomance: Myra is [[PaedoHunt 15]]. Igor is 57.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Myra is [[PaedoHunt 15]].15. Igor is 57. Though, calling it a "romance" is a bit of a stretch.
18th Apr '17 5:49:22 AM AdelePotter
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: And how! He acts like he's [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to Kate's affections]], and lynches Sam out of racist hatred and because he can't ''conceive'' why a white woman would ''ever'' choose a black man over him.
16th Apr '17 3:12:18 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Downplayed. He's not ''evil'', per se, but he's one of the most openly antagonistic of the D Tent boys towards Stanley.


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* MeaningfulName: "Rex" is Latin for "King", which his nickname (which is "Rex" in PigLatin) hints at. Fittingly, he's the self-appointed leader of the boys of D Tent, and easily convinces the more physically imposing kids to follow his orders.
5th Apr '17 2:12:25 AM TywinIsGod
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* PetTheDog: He gives a few favors to Stanley, such as offering him a ride back in his truck or giving him extra water after Mr. Sir stops giving him any.

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* PetTheDog: He gives a few genuine favors to Stanley, such as offering him a ride back in his truck or giving him extra water after Mr. Sir stops giving him any.



* ChildHater: Her ultimate downfall.



* UpperClassTwit: A much darker example.

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* UpperClassTwit: A much darker example.example but he's rich and not a clever man.



* MayDecemberRomance: Myra is 15. Igor is 57.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Myra is 15.[[PaedoHunt 15]]. Igor is 57.
22nd Mar '17 1:05:35 PM KizunaTallis
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* FragileSpeedster: He's the fastest digger Camp Green Lake has ever had aside from Zero… for about 15 minutes. Then he loses his strength and grows too tired to dig.

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* FragileSpeedster: He's the fastest digger Camp Green Lake has ever had aside from Zero… Zero... for about 15 minutes. Then he loses his strength and grows too tired to dig.



* AintTooProudToBeg: After the camp staff has been arrested and Stanley and [[spoiler:Hector, a.k.a. "Zero]] starts to leave, she begs Stanley to let her see what's in the treasure chest. Chances are she wanted to know what else she lost and what she was digging up in the first place.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: After [[spoiler:After the camp staff has been arrested and Stanley and [[spoiler:Hector, a.k.a. "Zero]] Zero starts to leave, she begs Stanley to let her see what's in the treasure chest. Chances are she wanted to know what else she lost and what she was digging up in the first place.]]



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: A smug, entitled and very unpleasant person all around.



* PlotTriggeringDeath: If the townspeople hadn't killed him, not only would there be no drought, but Kate never would've become an outlaw, stolen Trout's treasure, and buried it somewhere in the desert. That means that without Sam's death, Camp Green Lake wouldn't even ''exist''.

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: If the townspeople hadn't killed him, not only would there be no drought, but Kate never would've become an outlaw, stolen Trout's treasure, [[spoiler:Stanley's great-grandfather's]] money, and buried it somewhere in the desert. That means that without Sam's death, Camp Green Lake wouldn't even ''exist''.
16th Mar '17 2:03:13 PM BrendanRizzo
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* VillainBall: Assuming that she owns the land of Camp Green Lake, which seems to be the case, she could have avoided all of this by hiring a bunch of contractors to dig up the treasure for her, and then she would no doubt have gotten away with it. She just hates kids that much, and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it turns out to be her downfall]].
16th Mar '17 1:39:08 PM BrendanRizzo
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* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}}. The only difference in his actions between the book and film is that in the film, he doesn't even ''pretend'' to be a good person.


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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: His name would fit far better on an American of Eastern European descent than an actual Eastern European.
16th Mar '17 1:28:13 PM BrendanRizzo
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* CanonForeigner

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* CanonForeignerCanonForeigner: Is the only member of Elya's family line not to be mentioned in the book, and might not even be alive in that continuity, considering that his father met his mother 110 years before the present.
28th Feb '17 5:11:54 AM AdelePotter
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* {{Schoolmarm}}
* StarCrossedLovers: With Sam.

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* {{Schoolmarm}}
{{Schoolmarm}}: Back in her days as a teacher. She taught children of all ages, as well as adults.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Sam. She's a white woman, he's a black man... in the 1880s.



* NiceGuy
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kate.

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* NiceGuy
NiceGuy: He's friendly and considerate, and has no problem fixing everything in Kate's schoolhouse -- though that may just be so he can be around her. Either way, it's not hard to see why she fell for him.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: If the townspeople hadn't killed him, not only would there be no drought, but Kate never would've become an outlaw, stolen Trout's treasure, and buried it somewhere in the desert. That means that without Sam's death, Camp Green Lake wouldn't even ''exist''.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kate. In the 1880s, a relationship between a black man and a white woman, no matter how loving, spelled "disaster" by default for both parties. And ''hoo boy'' does it spell disaster for Kate and Sam.



* HairTriggerTemper

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* HairTriggerTemperHairTriggerTemper: There's really no telling what could make one mad enough to get it to bite you.
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