History Characters / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

28th Jul '16 6:23:00 PM Mikeyfan93
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* AntiVillain: He's the [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Woobie]] version of this. He used to be a nice guy with a beautiful wife and daughter under he's sent to Australia under false charges to satisfy Judge Turpin's jealousy, causing Benjamin Barker to be the person he is after his return to London.

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* AntiVillain: He's the [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Woobie]] version of this. He used to be a nice guy with a beautiful wife and daughter under until he's sent to Australia under false charges to satisfy Judge Turpin's jealousy, causing Benjamin Barker to be the person he is after his return to London.
12th Jul '16 8:44:36 AM Civanfan
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%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: Quite charming and friendly with her customers, but any one of them could end up in a pie and she wouldn't care.


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* HornedHairdo: Some productions give her one of these.


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* SupremeChef: Once she gets her hands on some decent meat, that is.
3rd Jul '16 5:41:58 PM eroock
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* BerserkButton: When he comes close to killing Judge Turpin and fails, he doesn't take it lightly.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Thanks to Creator/JohnnyDepp's portrayal. Of course, this comes from being in a Creator/TimBurton film.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: The judge sends Benjamin off to Botany Bay on a false charge so that he could get at his wife Lucy.



Mrs. Nellie Lovett was Benjamin's neighbor a long time ago. She's the owner of a meat pie shop that has fallen on hard times due to the meat shortage in London, and has always had a fondness for Benjamin. She's the one who hits upon the ghoulish idea of disposing of the people that Sweeney murders by baking them into pies in order to drum up some much-needed business for her shop.

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Mrs. Nellie Lovett was Benjamin's neighbor a long time ago. She's the owner of a meat pie shop that has fallen on hard times due to the meat shortage in London, and has always had a fondness for Benjamin. She's the one who hits upon the ghoulish idea of disposing of the people that Sweeney murders by [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies baking them into pies pies]] in order to drum up some much-needed business for her shop.



* VillainProtagonist: She's one of the main characters who bakes humans into pies and sells them to unsuspecting customers.



* PreInsanityReveal: the homeless madwoman that hangs around the barber shop is revealed to be [[spoiler: Sweeney's long-lost wife, Lucy.]] Unfortunately, this isn't revealed--either to Sweeney or the audience--until [[spoiler: ''after he murders her''.]]

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* PreInsanityReveal: the The homeless madwoman that hangs around the barber shop is revealed to be [[spoiler: Sweeney's long-lost wife, Lucy.]] Unfortunately, this isn't revealed--either to Sweeney or the audience--until [[spoiler: ''after he murders her''.]]



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the movie he is in his twenties, handsome in a more delicate fashion, and a tenor.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the movie he is in his twenties, [[PrettyBoy handsome in a more delicate fashion, fashion]], and a tenor.



* PrettyBoy: Anthony.



* AffablyEvil: His ridiculous personality contributes to this. [[spoiler:Until he reveals his true identity, and actually becomes a threat to Sweeney.]]



* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:When Pirelli recognizes Sweeney from the old days when he was Benjamin Barker, he tries to blackmail him, threatening to tell Beadle Bramford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. This proves to be his biggest mistake.]]

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* {{Blackmail}}: BlackmailBackfire: [[spoiler:When Pirelli recognizes Sweeney from the old days when he was Benjamin Barker, he tries to blackmail him, threatening to tell Beadle Bramford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade This proves to be his biggest mistake.mistake]].]]



* FauxAffablyEvil:

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* FauxAffablyEvil:FauxAffablyEvil: His ridiculous personality contributes to this. His smiles are fake and he WouldHurtAChild.
3rd Jul '16 2:24:21 PM eroock
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* PrettyBoy: Anthony.
3rd Jul '16 2:20:31 PM eroock
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* FauxAffablyEvil:
21st Apr '16 1:24:54 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* PreInsanityReveal: the homeless madwoman that hangs around the barber shop is revealed to be [[spoiler: Sweeney's long-lost wife, Lucy.]] Unfortunately, this isn't revealed--either to Sweeney or the audience--until [[spoiler: ''after he murders her''.]]
15th Apr '16 1:11:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BeneathNotice: [[spoiler:Not that it was her fault and Sweeney was told Lucy was [[InsistentTerminology gone]] after all, but if he had taken longer than a minute to look her in the eye, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot she could have been saved]].]]

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* BeneathNotice: [[spoiler:Not that it was her fault and Sweeney was told Lucy was [[InsistentTerminology gone]] after all, but if he had taken longer than a minute to look her in the eye, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot she could have been saved]].]]
28th Mar '16 7:29:13 PM kataangluvr
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* DevotedToYou: To his wife, Lucy. He never sought out another woman and fueled his revenge against the horrendous actions done to her. [[spoiler:Upon the realization that he accidentally killed her, he's horrified by his actions and turns his rage to Mrs. Lovett who lied about his wife's death.]]



%%* KnightTemplar

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%%* KnightTemplar* KnightTemplar: Everything he does in the play was out of revenge towards the man who raped his wife and who planned to marry his young daughter.
28th Feb '16 6:00:46 PM Daisy06
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* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts on a friendly facade towards his unwittingly customers before slicing off their throats. Especially pronounced with both Bramford and Turpin.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts on a friendly facade towards his unwittingly customers before slicing off their throats. Especially pronounced with both Bramford Bamford and Turpin.
28th Feb '16 5:55:04 PM Daisy06
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%%* BitchInSheep'sClothing

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%%* BitchInSheep'sClothing* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's kind and supportive on the outside, but very insane and cannibalistic inside.



%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* VillainProtagonist* VillainProtagonist: She's one of the main characters who bakes humans into pies and sells them to unsuspecting customers.



%%* BrokenBird

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%%* BrokenBird* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Poor Lucy has just gotten raped and nearly poisoned herself, merely driving her insane.]]



%%* TheOphelia

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%%* TheOphelia* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:Thanks to Turpin and the poisoning suicide attempt that followed, she's been reduced to a homeless insane woman who begs for a living.]]



* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Her attempt to poison herself led only to the deteriation of her mental state.]]

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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her attempt to poison herself led only to the deteriation deterioration of her mental state.]]



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yes. ''Very much'' so. He seems to take sadistic pleasure in beating up Anthony after the latter was kicked out of the Judge's house.



* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:When Pirelli recognizes Sweeney from the old days when he was Benjamin Barker, he tries to blackmail him, threatening to tell Beadle Bamford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. This proves to be his biggest mistake.]]

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* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:When Pirelli recognizes Sweeney from the old days when he was Benjamin Barker, he tries to blackmail him, threatening to tell Beadle Bamford Bramford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. This proves to be his biggest mistake.]]



* CampStraight: In the films. Being dressed flamboyantly definitely helps.



** Averted in the film, where he is played by Creator/SachaBaronCohen.



%%* EvilIsHammy

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%%* EvilIsHammy* EvilIsHammy: Quite up on par with Sweeney, as a matter of fact.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: : He abuses his child assistant and attempts to blackmail Sweeney.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Besides drinking ale and being forced into advertising for both Pirelli and [[spoiler:Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett]], he is definitely an example of this. [[spoiler: At least, until he finds out the truth about Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney during the film's climax.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: In the film's climax, he [[spoiler: slits Sweeney's throat after he realises what he and Mrs. Lovett had done to him.]]

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Besides drinking ale and being forced into advertising for both Pirelli Pirelli, and later [[spoiler:Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett]], he is definitely an example of this. [[spoiler: At least, until he finds out the truth about Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney during the film's climax.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: In the film's climax, he [[spoiler: slits [[spoiler:slits Sweeney's throat after he realises what he and Mrs. Lovett had done to him.]]



* SanitySlippage: Played straight in the play. Heavily implied (to a lesser extent) in the film, seeing as how [[spoiler: he ended up slitting Sweeney's throat.]]

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* SanitySlippage: Played straight in the play. Heavily implied (to a lesser extent) in the film, seeing as how [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he ended up slitting Sweeney's throat.]]
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