History Characters / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

14th Dec '16 9:55:46 AM masterofthehouse
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%%* EvilMakeover

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%%* EvilMakeover* EvilMakeover: The film reveals that he looked ''much'' younger and happier when he was still with his wife. After he's imprisoned by Judge Turpin, he becomes a a pale-skinned, [[LooksLikeCesare Cesare-esque]] [[TheStoic stoic]].



%%* FromNobodyToNightmare

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%%* FromNobodyToNightmare* FromNobodyToNightmare: He goes from a mere barber to a ruthless serial killer after his wrongful imprisonment left him hungry for revenge.



%%* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In the film.

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%%* * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In Sweeney merely [[spoiler:slits his throat in the film.musical]], but in the film, [[spoiler:he stabs his throat multiple times before ending him with one big slash. It's the bloodiest death in the the entire movie]].
14th Dec '16 9:38:03 AM masterofthehouse
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* EvilRedhead: She's typically portrayed as a redhead, but her hair color can vary depending on the production.
12th Nov '16 4:19:57 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the stage musical, he is normally played by a rather homely and overweight fatherly type. In the film, he's JohnnyDepp.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the stage musical, he is normally played by a rather homely and overweight fatherly type. In the film, he's JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp.
5th Nov '16 10:28:48 PM Nintendoman01
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** The [[StalkerWithACrush otherwise kind of creepy]] lyrics of 'Johanna' are rendered decidedly sweeter and more genuine with context and this interpretation. Yes, under normal circumstances it would not be particularly romantic to swear you're going to track a young girl down and kidnap her away, and that in the meantime you'll imagine what it would be like to be holding her. When the girl in question is currently huddled in a filthy corner, terrified and alone, however... it can be read less as an unhealthy obsession and more as [[YouAreNotAlone an oath to a frightened young woman]] that he's not going to give up on[[RescueRomance saving her]] just because their path to freedom has gotten harder.

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** The [[StalkerWithACrush otherwise kind of creepy]] lyrics of 'Johanna' are rendered decidedly sweeter and more genuine with context and this interpretation. Yes, under normal circumstances it would not be particularly romantic to swear you're going to track a young girl down and kidnap her away, and that in the meantime you'll imagine what it would be like to be holding her. When the girl in question is currently huddled in a filthy corner, terrified and alone, however... it can be read less as an unhealthy obsession and more as [[YouAreNotAlone an oath to a frightened young woman]] that he's not going to give up on[[RescueRomance on [[RescueRomance saving her]] just because their path to freedom has gotten harder.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His busting into Sweeney's shop just as he's about to kill Turpin and revealing that Johanna has agreed to his plan ends up leading not only to Turpin sending Johanna to [[BedlamHouse Fogg's Asylum]], but Sweeney's SanitySlippage and becoming a SerialKiller.
4th Nov '16 2:21:46 AM Nintendoman01
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* BigNo: His reaction to finding out what Turpin did to Lucy during "Poor Thing."



* DemotedToExtra: In the 2007 film, she goes from the second female lead to an almost silent LivingMacGuffin



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

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



* RasputinianDeath: In the film, [[spoiler: he's stabbed in the throat multiple times, eventually has his throat slit and is sent falling down a presumably long shaft. Even after that, he manages to survive long enough to grab for Mrs. Lovett's dress before he finally dies.]]



* {{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.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: In the film, he calmly gives Anthony directs to Hyde Park as he's beating him to a bloody pulp.
* {{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. Not only that, but during the climax of "Poor Thing," he has a big sick grin on his face as he watches Judge Turpin force himself on Lucy.
30th Oct '16 11:54:24 AM nombretomado
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is played by HelenaBonhamCarter in the movie.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is played by HelenaBonhamCarter Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the movie.
26th Oct '16 2:42:36 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationalNameChange: His real name in the movie is [[spoiler:Davy Collins]], while in the stage musical, it's [[spoiler:Daniel O'Higgins]].
* AdaptationalNationality: While his true nationality is revealed to be [[spoiler:Irish]] in the musical, the film changes it [[spoiler:British]]. In the 2005 Broadway revival, it's implied that he's [[spoiler:American]].
26th Oct '16 2:19:15 PM masterofthehouse
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* BaldOfEvil: As played by [[http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3700000/Sweeney-Todd-michael-cerveris-3774327-516-420.jpg Michael Cerveris]] in the 2005 Broadway revival.
19th Oct '16 9:07:10 PM Nintendoman01
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: One of the only people he changes his mind about killing is one who enters his shop with wife and child. Granted, it might be more because he simply doesn't want to get caught, but considering everything that happened to ''his'' wife and child, there's got to be some empathy going on here.


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* MortonsFork: He uses this to justify killing 'everyone'' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxoFi5Lie34 "Epiphany"]]. ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld--"the one staying put in his proper place and the one with his foot in the other one's face" AKA either you're powerful, because you're evil, and therefore [[KarmicDeath you deserve to die]], or you're good, so you're oppressed, and therefore "[[MercyKill death will be a relief]]". To his credit, even in his madness he includes himself in his litany of nihilism--his drive to kill Judge Turpin is the only reason he has to live any more.
12th Oct '16 3:52:37 PM Nintendoman01
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* 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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* ThatManIsDead: He regards his former identity of Benjamin Barker as such:
-->'''Mrs. Lovett''': I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you, Mr. Barker.\\
'''Sweeney''': No. Not Barker. [[TropeNamer That man is dead]]. It's Todd now. Sweeney Todd. And he will have his revenge.
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