History Characters / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

15th Jul '17 3:42:25 PM ClintEastwood
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* {{Jerkass}}: : He abuses his child assistant and attempts to blackmail Sweeney.

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* {{Jerkass}}: : He abuses his child assistant and attempts to blackmail Sweeney.
4th May '17 9:55:16 AM Raconteur11037
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Fancies himself the hero of a RescueRomance, saving the DamselInDistress Johanna from the clutches of her evil guardian, and expects a HappilyEverAfter.
3rd May '17 9:44:21 PM Dravencour
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* DepravedBisexual: Possibly. While going through his erotica collection with Anthony, he casually mentions the 'catamites of Greece'. A catamite is a young male prostitute.

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* DepravedBisexual: Possibly.Has shades of this in the film. While going through his erotica collection with Anthony, he casually mentions the 'catamites of Greece'. A catamite is a young male prostitute.



* HangingJudge: Turpin's stock in trade. He is decidedly uninterested in whether or not the people called before the stand are guilty or not, as in his view, virtually everyone has done ''something'' to warrant a hanging.

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* HangingJudge: Turpin's stock in trade. He is decidedly uninterested in whether or not the people called before the stand are guilty or not, as in his view, virtually everyone has done ''something'' to warrant a hanging. And that's before you factor in what he does to those he perceives to be in the way of something or someone he wants.



* PetTheDog: A bit straight then subverted. Lovett states he might had a least a conscience, thus why he did raise Johanna as her own. Only he didn't count on falling in lust with her when Johanna grew up, and rationalizes that [[{{Squick}} marriage with her is the best way to protect her]].

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* PetTheDog: A bit straight then subverted. Lovett states he might had a least a conscience, thus why he did raise raised Johanna as her his own. Only he didn't count on falling in lust with her when Johanna grew up, and rationalizes that [[{{Squick}} marriage with her is the best way to protect her]].



* TheDragon: To Turpin, as he does all of his bidding

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* TheDragon: To Turpin, as he does all of his biddingbidding.



* 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]].]]

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* 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 Bamford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade This proves to be his biggest mistake]].]]



* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:The film's climax has him slit Sweeney's throat.]]

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* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:The film's climax has him slit Sweeney's throat.doing this to Sweeney himself, and in the film, he serves this up with stone cold silence.]]
23rd Apr '17 4:18:48 PM Dravencour
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* KickTheDog: It's his lifestyle.

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* KickTheDog: It's Judge Turpin is a dog-kicking machine. Having an innocent barber transported for life so you can get at his lifestyle.wife? Check. Tricking said wife into coming to your mansion (where you have a wild party in progress) so you can rape her? Check. Sentencing an eight-year-old boy to death and not giving a damn whether he was innocent or guilty? Check. Keeping your adoptive daughter (the daughter of the woman you raped) locked in your mansion because you want her for yourself? Check. Throwing the poor girl into a madhouse after she's made it abundantly clear she wants nothing to do with you and wants to marry a sailor boy? CHECK.



* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:He is the last one to fall victim to this, at least the last one done by Sweeney himself.]]

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* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:He is the last one to fall victim to this, at least die this way by Sweeney's hand, and in the last one done by film, Sweeney himself.is ''far'' more savage and vicious when he finally kills him than with any of the others.]]



* KickTheDog: In the movie, he takes sick pleasure in whipping Anthony, and in the play, he snaps the neck of the poor little bird that was Anthony's gift to Johanna before threatening him with the same if he ever sets foot on the street again. He also carries out the Judge's order to throw Johanna into Fogg's Asylum.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:The audience certainly doesn't object to Sweeney killing him.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:The audience certainly doesn't object to Sweeney killing him.him, but it's also a major KickTheDog moment in that this is how the secret of the pies is ultimately revealed to Toby, as he falls down the chute and into the evil basement Mrs. Lovett has locked him in.]]
27th Mar '17 1:35:57 AM azul120
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Upon realising that the beggar he killed was ''his own wife'', Lucy Barker.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Upon [[spoiler:Upon realising that the beggar he killed was ''his own wife'', Lucy Barker.]]



* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:When he kills Judge Turpin, the man who sent him into his downward spiral.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He spends the entire play on one against [[spoiler: Judge Turpin]] for [[ReassignedToAntarctica sending him to Botany Bay on a false charge]] and for raping his wife.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He spends the entire play on one against [[spoiler: Judge [[spoiler:Judge Turpin]] for [[ReassignedToAntarctica sending him to Botany Bay on a false charge]] and for raping his wife.
8th Mar '17 1:56:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PetTheDog: A bit straight then subverted. Lovett states he might had a least a conscience, thus why he did raise Johanna as her own. Only he didn't count on falling in lust with her when Johanna grew up, and rationalizes that [[{{Squick}} marriage with her is the best way to protect her]].


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* PetTheDog: A bit straight then subverted. Lovett states he might had a least a conscience, thus why he did raise Johanna as her own. Only he didn't count on falling in lust with her when Johanna grew up, and rationalizes that [[{{Squick}} marriage with her is the best way to protect her]].
21st Feb '17 10:54:38 PM MorganRayHess
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* KnifeNut: Sweeney's WeaponOfChoice is the straight razor.

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* KnifeNut: Sweeney's WeaponOfChoice is the his set of beautiful silver straight razor.razors, which he is ''creepily'' fond of.
15th Feb '17 1:37:27 PM AdelePotter
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Tobias Ragg is the young assistant of a street mountebank by the name of Adolfo Pirelli. Depending on the production, he is anywhere from childhood (such as was the case in the movie) to teenage, but definitely has a childlike air about him.

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Tobias "Toby" Ragg is the young assistant of a street mountebank by the name of Adolfo Pirelli. Depending on the production, he is anywhere from childhood (such as was the case in the movie) to teenage, or, in some cases, a mentally handicapped adult, but definitely has a childlike air about him.
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* AmbiguousDisorder: In the stagings that portray him as a mentally ill adult.
15th Feb '17 1:25:36 PM AdelePotter
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The entire quest for revenge and the shitshow that followed wouldn't have happened if he didn't love his wife and daughter so much.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the movie.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the movie.movie, when onstage she tends to be an aging, matronly type -- often overweight, too, which Helena most certainly is not.



%%* CuteAndPsycho

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%%* CuteAndPsycho* CuteAndPsycho: Well, how cute she is depends on the actress, but as played by Helena Bonham Carter, she's ''stunning''. And murderously insane.


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* PosthumousCharacter: She's long dead by the time Sweeney returns to London. [[spoiler:Or not.]]


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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty is what drew Turpin to her in the first place. If she wasn't ''so'' insanely gorgeous, the entire plot never would've happened.
22nd Jan '17 2:39:54 PM papyru30
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* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler: Before the events of the film, she's separated from her husband, raped, and sent to a Beldam House. During the film she's treated poorly by everybody except [[NiceGuy Antony]] and is killed by her husband just as she recognizes him.]]
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