History Characters / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

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.]]
28th Feb '16 5:34:56 PM Daisy06
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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]

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* AntiVillain: He's the [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]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.



%%* DrivenToMadness

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%%* DrivenToMadness* DrivenToMadness: Having to spend 15 years away from your spouse and child could do that to you.



%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the film.

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



%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts on a friendly facade towards his unwittingly customers before slicing off their throats. Especially pronounced with both Bramford and Turpin.



%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: While he's become a SerialKiller, you can't help but feel sorry for him given what has happened to his family.
16th Jan '16 11:28:16 PM Troper555
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* DepravedBisexual: Possibly. While going through his erotica collection with Anthony, he casually mention the 'catamites of India'. A catamite is a young male prostitute.

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* DepravedBisexual: Possibly. While going through his erotica collection with Anthony, he casually mention the 'catamites of India'.Greece'. A catamite is a young male prostitute.
31st Oct '15 9:03:12 AM PurrElise
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* DepravedBisexual: Possibly. While going through his erotica collection with Anthony, he casually mention the 'catamites of India'. A catamite is a young male prostitute.
7th Oct '15 6:45:11 PM sorako
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* EvilIsHammy: George Hearn's Sweeney is definitely over the top, though even Creator/JohnnyDepp's Sweeney has his moments.



* LargeHam: George Hearn's Sweeney is definitely over the top, though even Creator/JohnnyDepp's Sweeney has his moments.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: The movie version has him with a SkunkStripe in his hair.



* VillainousBreakdown: He has a couple. The first one after he failed to kill the judge the first time [[spoiler:and the second one when he realizes that he unintentionally murdered his supposedly dead wife.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: He has a couple. The first one after he failed to kill the judge the first time [[spoiler:and the second one when he realizes that he unintentionally murdered his supposedly dead wife.]]
7th Oct '15 6:40:56 PM sorako
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* ClingyJealousGirl: She wants Sweeney all to herself, going as far as to [[spoiler:lie to him about his wife's "death" and hide her existence away from him]].



--> '''Mrs Lovett''': [[spoiler:No, no, not lied at all! No, I never lied! Said she took the poison - she did! - Never said that she died!]]

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--> '''Mrs '''Mrs. Lovett''': [[spoiler:No, no, not lied at all! No, I never lied! Said she took the poison - she did! - Never said that she died!]]



* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: To Sweeney.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: his fondness for Mrs Lovett.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: By the end of the film. See BewareTheNiceOnes.]]
* 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.]]

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: his His fondness for Mrs Lovett.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: By the end of the film. See BewareTheNiceOnes.]]
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* 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 Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney during the film's climax.]]
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