History Characters / NoCountryForOldMen

4th Feb '17 10:44:20 AM Indori
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* AgeLift: In the novel, she's 19, while Llewelyn is older. In the film, Creator/KellyMacdonald was 30 at the time.
23rd Jan '17 1:52:47 PM Stellarvore
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* ApologeticAttcker: Played with in the book. When he talks to [[spoiler:Carla Jean Moss]], he repeatedly says to [[spoiler:her]], "I'm sorry." But it's clear that he doesn't actually feel any remorse for killing [[spoiler:her]] and that he simply believes himself to have no real choice in the matter.

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* ApologeticAttcker: ApologeticAttacker: Played with in the book. When he talks to [[spoiler:Carla Jean Moss]], he repeatedly says to [[spoiler:her]], "I'm sorry." But it's clear that he doesn't actually feel any remorse for killing [[spoiler:her]] and that he simply believes himself to have no real choice in the matter.
23rd Jan '17 1:51:47 PM Stellarvore
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* ApologeticAttcker: Played with in the book. When he talks to [[spoiler:Carla Jean Moss]], he repeatedly says to [[spoiler:her]], "I'm sorry." But it's clear that he doesn't actually feel any remorse for killing [[spoiler:her]] and that he simply believes himself to have no real choice in the matter.
2nd Dec '16 9:38:56 PM Az_Tech341
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* AdaptationalWimp: A Downplayed Example. At the end of the movie and book [[spoiler:he get's T-Boned]]. In the book this moment showed his ingenuity and quick thinking [[spoiler:the car crashes into the drivers side, and he reacted quick enough to throw himself to the passengers side, still injuring himself but surviving]]. The film makes the incident less severe and he's slower to react [[spoiler:the car crashes into the passenger side of the car and that's what saves him; in this incident he's not the hyper aware person he was in the book]].
* AxCrazy: A subversion. Even if they [[{{Ubermensch}} don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in even speaking to him.

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* AdaptationalWimp: A Downplayed Example. [[DownplayedTrope downplayed example]]. At the end of the movie and book [[spoiler:he get's gets T-Boned]]. In the book this moment showed his ingenuity and quick thinking [[spoiler:the car crashes into the drivers side, and he reacted quick enough to throw himself to the passengers side, still injuring himself but surviving]]. The film makes the incident less severe and he's slower to react [[spoiler:the car crashes into the passenger side of the car and that's what saves him; in this incident he's not the hyper aware person he was in the book]].
* AxCrazy: AxeCrazy: A subversion. Even if they [[{{Ubermensch}} don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, AxeCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in even speaking to him.
2nd Dec '16 1:23:43 PM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalWimp: A Downplayed Example. At the end of the movie and book [[spoiler:he get's T-Boned]]. In the book this moment showed his ingenuity and quick thinking [[spoiler:the car crashes into the drivers side, and he reacted quick enough to throw himself to the passengers side, still injuring himself but surviving]]. The film makes the incident less severe and he's slower to react [[spoiler:the car crashes into the passenger side of the car and that's what saves him; in this incident he never saw the thing coming and reacted much slower]].

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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Chigurh is very close to how he was in the book, but Javier Bardem is much more expressive and his performance borders on FauxAffablyEvil whereas in the book Chigurh was pathologically stoic.
* AdaptationalWimp: A Downplayed Example. At the end of the movie and book [[spoiler:he get's T-Boned]]. In the book this moment showed his ingenuity and quick thinking [[spoiler:the car crashes into the drivers side, and he reacted quick enough to throw himself to the passengers side, still injuring himself but surviving]]. The film makes the incident less severe and he's slower to react [[spoiler:the car crashes into the passenger side of the car and that's what saves him; in this incident he never saw he's not the thing coming and reacted much slower]].hyper aware person he was in the book]].
2nd Dec '16 1:21:01 PM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalWimp: A Downplayed Example. At the end of the movie and book [[spoiler:he get's T-Boned]]. In the book this moment showed his ingenuity and quick thinking [[spoiler:the car crashes into the drivers side, and he reacted quick enough to throw himself to the passengers side, still injuring himself but surviving]]. The film makes the incident less severe and he's slower to react [[spoiler:the car crashes into the passenger side of the car and that's what saves him; in this incident he never saw the thing coming and reacted much slower]].
2nd Dec '16 1:06:51 AM DrPsyche
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* KickTheDog: Frequently. Notably, strangling the deputy to see if he could, killing the driver, [[spoiler: and eventually killing Carla Jean.]]

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* KickTheDog: Frequently.
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Notably, strangling the deputy to see if he could, killing the driver, [[spoiler: and eventually killing Carla Jean.]]]]
** His biggest example, however, would be forcing the coin toss on the gas station owner. Unlike all of his other murders, there was a point, even to somebody with a warped sense of morality like his. Killing the cop was to get free, killing the driver was to take his car, killing the gangsters was to accomplish his goal, killing a random passerby was to stop Moss's escape and even killing [[spoiler:Carla Jean]] was to satisfy a promise that he intended to keep. Unlike all of them, he was perfectly willing to kill the gas station owner because the guy annoyed him and there was nothing to gain from his murder. It's only that warped sense of morality that lets him leave the guy alive.
21st Nov '16 12:20:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* AxCrazy: A subversion. Even if they [[BlueAndOrangeMorality don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in even speaking to him.

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* AxCrazy: A subversion. Even if they [[BlueAndOrangeMorality [[{{Ubermensch}} don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in even speaking to him.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He has his own set of moral codes.


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* {{Ubermensch}}: He has his own set of moral codes.
3rd Nov '16 11:49:52 PM JackthaRippa
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* RetiredBadass: Prior to the events of the story, Moss had served in the Army as a sniper during Vietnam, which explains why he did so well against Chigurh in a gun battle.
2nd Nov '16 3:43:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: For all in the world, he does manage to battle Anton Chigurh on relatively equal terms, outsmarting him once, and wounding him in a gunfight.



* {{Badass}}: Even discussed by Moss and Carson



* AdmiringTheAbomination: Speaks of Chigurh as, in the words of Moss, "The Ultimate {{Badass}}"

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Speaks of Chigurh as, in the words of Moss, "The Ultimate {{Badass}}"Badass"
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