History Characters / TanzDerVampire

10th Jun '17 2:39:49 PM EfficaciousPantheress
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: The musical version makes Alfred more shy yet dependable as opposed to his movie-counterpart who was absent-minded to the point of being [[TheDitz dizzy]].



* AdaptationalIntelligence: Professor Abronsius is a little absent-minded, to be sure, but as opposed to his counterpart from the movie (who made one wonder, exactly how he became a professor in the first place), Abronsius in this version is basically a walking dictionary.



* AffablyEvil: Contrasting his father's FauxAffablyEvil nature. Herbert, while being spoiled rotten to the core, seems genuinely friendly and charming due to his sociable nature, as long as he gets his way. As soon as people don't comply with his wishes, he starts showing his nastier side. And as creepy as Carpe Noctem is (especially to poor Alfred), Herbert didn't necessarily conduct the nightmare out of malice. The whole number even starts out with some sort of a lullaby. Out of a vampire's perspective who heartily embraces his own nature, there's nothing wrong with that dream, at all.

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* AffablyEvil: Contrasting his father's FauxAffablyEvil nature. Herbert, while being spoiled rotten to the core, seems genuinely friendly and charming due to his sociable nature, as long as he gets his way. As soon as people don't comply with his wishes, he starts showing his nastier side. And as creepy as Carpe Noctem is (especially to poor Alfred), Herbert didn't necessarily conduct the nightmare out of malice. The whole number even starts out with some sort of a lullaby. Out of a vampire's perspective who heartily embraces his own nature, there's nothing wrong with that dream, dream at all.



* PsychopathicManchild: Herbert is impulsive and unpredictable and his page-quote implies that there is a certain immaturity towards him. Some actor milk this for all it's worth, adding a bit of creepiness to the character.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Herbert is impulsive and unpredictable and his page-quote implies that there is a certain immaturity towards him. Some actor milk this for all it's worth, adding a generous bit of creepiness to the character.



* GratuitiousEnglish: A small bit in "Der Tanz Der Vampire"

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* GratuitiousEnglish: GratuitousEnglish: A small bit in "Der Tanz Der Vampire"
23rd May '17 10:35:08 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* CovertPervert: Combined with DistractedByTheSexy, Alfred rather blatantly stares at Magdas chest.



--> Alfred: Small? They are huge!

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--> Alfred: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Small? They are huge!huge!]]



* ExtremeDoormat: A toned-down version. Alfred simply accepts the blame the Professor lays on him (justified or not) and lets Sarah walk all over him. He only acts like that around the people he cares about, though, and the line is drawn at flirty male vampires with blond hair.



* VampireBitesSuck: Ouch...

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* VampireBitesSuck: Ouch...
Tanzsaal suggests that von Krolock's bite wasn't quite as pleasant as she had hoped.



-->Alfred: Once the professor starts taking his notes, the world is dead to him. If only he's not dead already!
* BerserkButton: Trying to hide the truth from him. After the villagers went to far and blamed Chagal's death on the wolves, Abronsius [[BewareTheSillyOnes gets really angry]] and gives them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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-->Alfred: Once the professor starts taking his notes, the world is dead to him. If only he's not dead he hasn't died already!
* BerserkButton: Trying to hide the truth from him. After the villagers went to too far and blamed Chagal's death on the wolves, Abronsius [[BewareTheSillyOnes gets really angry]] and gives them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* NeverMyFault: He blames basically every mistake he makes on Alfred.

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* NeverMyFault: He blames basically every mistake he makes on Alfred.Alfred. Whether it is justified or not.



* AdultFear: After barely recovering from the shock of nearly having his only daughter bitten by a vampire, he discovers Sarah gone one romantic duet later, and is raving mad with grief.



* DirtyOldMan

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* DirtyOldManDirtyOldMan: Chagal chases after anything in a skirt who isn't his wife.



* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Downplayed, but Chagal likes to curse in Yiddish when angered. He also uses the word "Meschugge".

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Downplayed, but Chagal likes to curse in Yiddish when angered. He also uses the word "Meschugge".
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied he even cheated on his wife before Magda was around.



* AdultFear: A ton for poor Rebecca. As if losing her daughter wasn't bad enough, she promptly loses her husband too, and Magda (allthough it's unknown if, and to what degree she cared about her) not long afterwards.



* GagBoobs:

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* GagBoobs:GagBoobs: How the Professor realizes it's not Chagal lying under the blanket.



* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassBaritone

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* AristocratsAreEvil
AristocratsAreEvil: What else could you expect from a vampire count?
* BadassBaritoneBadassBaritone: Von Krolock has a deep, impressive voice that makes Sarah's heart (and some of the audience's) beat faster.
12th May '17 9:10:52 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* BigDamnHeroes: Of the hilarious variety. He appears just in time to save Alfred from Herbert by whacking the vampires behind with his umbrella and lecturing the both of them.
-->'''Abronsius''': What do I have to see? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Aren't! You! Ashamed! Of Yourselves?!]] Both of you! Hell and damnation! Yuck!



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alfred is urgently telling him that he needs to know how to rescue Sarah. What advice does the Professor give? "Everything can be found in a book."
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing can stop this man from trying to prove the existence of vampires. The villagers have tried. Abronsius says so himself in "Wahrheit".

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alfred is urgently telling him that he needs to know how to rescue Sarah. What advice does the Professor give? "Everything "The answer to every question in the world can be found in a book."
" And then proceeds to repeat his song about authors.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing can stop this man from trying He came with the goal to prove the existence of vampires. The villagers have tried. Abronsius says so himself in "Wahrheit".vampires and absolutely no one will stop him from doing just that.



* HotBlooded: While the Professor claims to hate emotions he has quite a bit of a temper, which tends to explode at the worst moments imaginable.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Heavily depending on the actor, but while he can come off as rude and uncaring, it's implied that he does value Alfred. The new Vienna production has Abronsius desperately searching for his assistant when he finds him gone.



* ParasolOfPain: The Professor rescues Alfred from Herbert by whacking the vampire...with [[ImprobableWeaponUser an umbrella]].

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* ParasolOfPain: The Professor rescues Alfred from Herbert by whacking the vampire...with [[ImprobableWeaponUser an umbrella]].Just ask Herbert.



* OnlySaneWoman: Even though her husband is the owner of the inn, Rebecca is actually the one in control. Try and get on her bad side and you'll find out why.

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* OnlySaneWoman: Even though her husband is the owner of the inn, Rebecca is actually the one in control. Try and get on her bad side and you'll find out why.






->''Tot zu sein ist komisch...''
->'''''Translation:''' To be dead is strange...''

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->''Tot zu sein ist komisch...''
komisch!''
->'''''Translation:''' To be dead is strange...''
strange!''



* GagBoobs

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* GagBoobsGagBoobs:



* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of "Unstillbare Gier" he turns to the audience and proclaims that they too will be all too soon corrupted by insatiable greed.
-->'''Graf von Krolock''': To you, the mortals of tomorrow, I'll now predict this: Before your next millenia has even begun, there will only be one god everyone serves: The Insatiable Greed!



* CapeSwish: This is required of every single actor in the role.

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* CapeSwish: This The Count is very fond of doing this and thus, it's required of every single actor in the role.



* DisneyVillainDeath: He appears to be crushed in the collapse of the ballroom, but appears again in the finale.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: He appears to be crushed in the collapse of the ballroom, but appears again in the finale. Not in every production, though.



* InterspeciesRomance

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* InterspeciesRomanceInterspeciesRomance: Vampire meets village girl.



* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TragicMonster: Very much so. Look at BrokenAce for more details.

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* TallDarkAndSnarky
TallDarkAndSnarky: Depending on the actor.
* TragicMonster: Very much so. Look at BrokenAce for more details.Von Krolock is acutely aware of the misery he brings over himself and others, but can't stop himself from doing so, anyway.



* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of the ball. "Nein! ''Nein!''"

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* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of the ball. "Nein! ''Nein!''"ball, where he gets confronted with a makeshift cross, while Abronsius and Alfred flee with Sarah, which seems to devastate him.



* TheVonTropeFamily

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* TheVonTropeFamilyTheVonTropeFamily: Well, guess.



->''Du mußt zu mir nett sein, ich will dich verstehen.''
->'''''Translation:''' You must be nice to me -- I want to understand you.''

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->''Du mußt zu mir nett sein, ich will dich verstehen.sein.''
->'''''Translation:''' You must be nice to me -- I want to understand you.me.''



* {{Adorkable}}: Definitely so in "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist".

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* {{Adorkable}}: Definitely so in His part of "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist".Ist" usually comes across as rather awkward flirting.



* DepravedHomosexual: Obviously. He flirts awkwardly with Alfred making a [[SarcasmMode charming compliment]] about his...backside. And he grabs it while dancing with him.

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* DepravedHomosexual: Obviously. He flirts awkwardly with It never seems to cross his mind that Alfred making a [[SarcasmMode charming compliment]] about his...backside. And might actually not be interested in him. That, or he grabs it while dancing with him.just doesn't care, as he still lunges at Alfred, after the latter makes his (lack of) feelings very clear.



* FangsAreEvil

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* FangsAreEvilFangsAreEvil: Nicely done during his duet; his fangs only start showing at the end of the song, when he's about to bite Alfred.



* PsychopathicManchild: Has shades of this. Herbert is basically the princess of the castle and [[SpoiledBrat can do whatever he wants]]; still there's a certain unpredictability to him. One minute he pulls of [[NightmareFuel "Carpe Noctem"]], next he's pining after Alfred like a teenager would. Likewise "When love is inside you" first comes off as funny, but harmless (if highly uncomfortable for Alfred), until he tries to bite Alfred. After the latter makes it clear that he doesn't return Herbert's affections by trying (and failing) to run away from him, it's obvious that Herbert isn't used to not getting his way and becomes a little more, er, ''demanding''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCbzc-z4rrs Marc Liebisch]] turns it up to eleven by giving off a high-pitched, childish giggle before turning nasty.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Has shades of this. Herbert is basically the princess of the castle impulsive and [[SpoiledBrat can do whatever he wants]]; still there's unpredictable and his page-quote implies that there is a certain unpredictability to immaturity towards him. One minute he pulls of [[NightmareFuel "Carpe Noctem"]], next he's pining after Alfred like a teenager would. Likewise "When love is inside you" first comes off as funny, but harmless (if highly uncomfortable Some actor milk this for Alfred), until he tries to bite Alfred. After the latter makes it clear that he doesn't return Herbert's affections by trying (and failing) to run away from him, all it's obvious that Herbert isn't used worth, adding a bit of creepiness to not getting his way and becomes a little more, er, ''demanding''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCbzc-z4rrs Marc Liebisch]] turns it up to eleven by giving off a high-pitched, childish giggle before turning nasty.the character.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: As Abronsius proceeds to whack the vampire's behind with his umbrella, Herbert shrieks decidedly high-pitched and unmanly.



* [[CardCarryingVillain CardCarrying Villains]]: During the finale we get this:
-->We drink blood and have zero morals
-->We don't give a shit about this world.



* TheDeadCanDance:
** Three words: Act II Finale.
** Two words: Carpe Noctem.



* GratuitiousEnglish: A small bit in "Der Tanz Der Vampire"
-->We drink your blood and then we eat your soul
-->Nothing's gonna stop us, let the bad times roll



* VampireDance

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* VampireDanceVampireDance:
** Three words: Act II Finale.
** Two words: Carpe Noctem.
25th Feb '17 4:23:38 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: He's supposed to be played as, essentially, [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]], but with concern for his daughter hiked up to ludicrous and hypocritical extremes and all the gentle charm taken out.

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* {{Expy}}: He's supposed to be played as, essentially, [[FiddlerOnTheRoof [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]], but with concern for his daughter hiked up to ludicrous and hypocritical extremes and all the gentle charm taken out.
5th Jan '17 8:40:54 PM NOYB
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* RedOniBlueOni: He is the vivid and excitable, but impatient Red to his fathers Blue Oni.

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* RedOniBlueOni: He is the vivid and excitable, but impatient Red to his fathers father's Blue Oni.
5th Jan '17 8:36:43 PM NOYB
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* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Count's attempt to charm them.

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* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, happen if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Count's attempt to charm them.
5th Jan '17 8:36:10 PM NOYB
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* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Counts attempt to charm them.

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* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Counts Count's attempt to charm them.



* UndyingLoyalty: He will follow the Counts every order, even at the cost of his life.

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* UndyingLoyalty: He will follow the Counts Count's every order, even at the cost of his life.
29th Nov '16 11:47:39 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* MeaningfulName: "Mägd" is the German word for "maidservant". (Her full name ''might'' be Magdalena, but it's uncertain- "Lena" is a common German diminutive on its own, so Chagal may just be appending it onto "Magda."

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* MeaningfulName: "Mägd" "Magd" is the German word for "maidservant". (Her full name ''might'' be Magdalena, but it's uncertain- "Lena" is a common German diminutive on its own, so Chagal may just be appending it onto "Magda."




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* VampireBitesSuck: Judging by her shrieking, being bitten by Chagal wasn't too pleasant.


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* GlamourFailure: Being a vampire, he lacks a reflection. Significant, because Alfred discovers the fact during "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist".


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* IKissYourHand: Not in the traditional way, Herbert places a light kiss on the palm of Alfred's hand, after stating that the student is trembling with fear.


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* KissOfTheVampire: Attempts one on Alfred, whom Herbert had a huge crush on. Alfred, being much too scared (and in love with Sarah) prevents it from happening, after which Herbert seems to get consumed by HorrorHunger.
4th Nov '16 4:20:01 PM EfficaciousPantheress
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Added DiffLines:

* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Counts attempt to charm them.


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* CheshireCatGrin: After Alfred [[OhCrap realizes]] that the vampire he is trying to flee from stands directly behind him, he turns to face Herbert grinning wickedly at him. Depending on how it's played, this sometimes borders into SlasherSmile territory, especially considering what nearly happens after that grin.
1st Nov '16 6:31:04 PM EfficaciousPantheress
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* AffablyEvil: Contrasting his father's FauxAffablyEvil nature. Herbert, while being spoiled rotten to the core, seems genuinely friendly and charming due to his sociable nature, as long as he gets his way. As soon as people don't comply with his wishes, he starts showing his nastier side. And as creepy as Carpe Noctem is (especially to poor Alfred), Herbert didn't necessarily conduct the nightmare out of malice. The whole number even starts out with some sort of a lullaby. Out of a vampire's perspective who heartily embraces his own nature, there's nothing wrong with that dream, at all.
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