History Characters / TheRing

9th May '17 6:51:06 AM Hvedekorn
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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: TropeCodifier.

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* ThePhilosopher
** StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]

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* ThePhilosopher
** StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]
%%* ThePhilosopher



* StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine

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* ActionMom
* BadassNormal

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* HotScoop
* IntrepidReporter
* MamaBear

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* BadassNormal

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* PapaWolf

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* TechnoWizard

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* PsychicPowers
* SpiderSense

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* CreepyChild

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* WomanInWhite

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* ElectrifiedBathtub

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* BedlamHouse
** Her younger self is played by Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead.

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* BedlamHouse
** Her younger self is played by Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead.
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* ParentalAbandonment

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24th Mar '17 5:59:55 AM silverman2020
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* DemonicPossession: Possesses Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company.

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* DemonicPossession: Possesses Aidan [[spoiler:Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company.company. Also Julia, [[TheBadGuyWins more successfully]]]]
5th Feb '17 12:02:43 PM Gregzilla
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler:He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler: He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler: He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the ''The Ring Two'' when she seals Samara in the well.



* WhatTheHellHero: Surprisingly does this a lot in the series. Aidan calls her out when she reveals she freed Samara's body from the well, but he never told her before that she can never be at peace so he shares this trope.
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the second film when she seals Samara in the well.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Surprisingly does this a lot in the series. Aidan calls her out when she reveals she freed Samara's body from the well, but he never told her before that she can never be at peace so he shares this trope.
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the second film when she seals Samara in the
well.



* WhatTheHellHero: He's the one to break this to Rachel.

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* WhatTheHellHero: He's the one to break this to Rachel.
5th Feb '17 11:57:09 AM Gregzilla
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* NecessarilyEvil: In ''The Ring 2'', [[spoiler:when Samara has fully taken over Aidan's body, the only way to subdue her and drive her out of her son is by nearly killing him]]. Which Rachel accomplishes by taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and [[spoiler:lacing it with enough pills to horrify the audience]].

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* NecessarilyEvil: In ''The Ring 2'', Two'', [[spoiler:when Samara has fully taken over Aidan's body, the only way to subdue her and drive her out of her son is by nearly killing him]]. Which Rachel accomplishes by taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and [[spoiler:lacing it with enough pills to horrify the audience]].
5th Feb '17 11:56:46 AM Gregzilla
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* TheBadGuysWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]

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* TheBadGuysWins: TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]
5th Feb '17 11:56:09 AM Gregzilla
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* TheBadGuysWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:According to ''Rings,'' she's not just out for revenge against her AbusiveParents: she's also a ForTheEvulz mass murderer.]]



* IronicEcho: Rachel watches an interview from the mental institution:
-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''': [[PowerIncontinence But I do]] [hurt people], and I'm ''sorry''...it won't stop.\\

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* IronicEcho: Rachel watches an interview from the mental institution:
institution. Doubles as OnceMoreWithClarity.
-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''':
anyone.\\
'''Samara''':
[[PowerIncontinence But I do]] [hurt people], and I'm ''sorry''...it won't stop.\\



-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''': But I ''[[ForTheEvulz do]]'' [want to]...and I'm sorry...it ''won't stop''.

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-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''':
anyone.\\
'''Samara''':
But I ''[[ForTheEvulz do]]'' [want to]...and I'm sorry...it ''won't stop''.



* StringyHairedGhostGirl

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* StringyHairedGhostGirlStringyHairedGhostGirl: Just like Sadako, she is an ''onyro''.



* YankTheDogsChain: Samara possesses Aidan and finally has her wish granted, to be loved by a mother, in this case Rachel. That is until Rachel drugs her and then exorcises her from her son in a bath, before sealing her again in the well. Nice, really nice. Any wonder many people [[{{Sequelitis}} hate the sequel?]]

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* YankTheDogsChain: Samara possesses Aidan and finally has her wish granted, to be loved by a mother, in this case Rachel. That is until Rachel drugs her and then exorcises her from her son in a bath, before sealing her again in the well. Nice, really nice. Any wonder many people [[{{Sequelitis}} hate the sequel?]]
well.
5th Feb '17 11:48:03 AM Gregzilla
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* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her.

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* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her. [[spoiler:Her father, on the other hand, is a PedophilePriest.]]



* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother. {{Retcon}}ned in ''Film/{{Rings}}''.
3rd Feb '17 7:23:41 PM Gregzilla
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** [[spoiler: Tries to achieve this in ''Sadako 3D 2'', impregnating Akane after invading her body, but Akane keeps Sadako at bay, allowing her child Nagi to be born. Takanori has to keep mother and daughter apart otherwise Sadako could escape.]]

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** [[spoiler: Tries [[spoiler:Tries to achieve this in ''Sadako 3D 2'', impregnating Akane after invading her body, but Akane keeps Sadako at bay, allowing her child Nagi to be born. Takanori has to keep mother and daughter apart otherwise Sadako could escape.]]



* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]: [[spoiler: He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].

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* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]: [[spoiler: He's SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].
1st Feb '17 6:20:07 AM Evilgidgit
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%%* AntiVillain



* CoolTeacher

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* CoolTeacherCoolTeacher: Mai is affectionate towards him because of his kindness and encouragement.



* MentorOccupationalHazard

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* MentorOccupationalHazardMentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Meets his end at the end of the novel by the virus, though in the film it is directly by Sadako's hand.]]



* PsychicLink: His TV incarnation has one with Mai. Kind of. [[spoiler: Turns out he carries Sadako's virus, and Mai is the key to unleashing it, and she will always know where he is.]]

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* PsychicLink: His TV incarnation has one with Mai. Kind of. [[spoiler: Turns out he He carries Sadako's virus, and Mai is the key to unleashing it, and she will always know where he is.]]



%%* ADayInTheLimelight



* SparedByTheAdaption: Survives the film series.

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* SparedByTheAdaption: SparedByTheAdaptation: Survives the film series.



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Ando agrees to spread Sadako's virus in exchange for resurrecting Takanori.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Ando agrees to spread Sadako's virus in exchange for resurrecting Takanori. He rejects the offer twice in the TV series, leading Takanori's death a second time, and then his own.]]



* GuiltComplex: For Takanori's death.

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* GuiltComplex: For Takanori's death. Explored on a deeper level in the TV series, including the relationship with his hosptialised wife.



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporterIntrepidReporter: Goes to great lengths to help Kazuyuki learn of Sadako's fate.



* DontGoInTheWoods: Subverted. Tomoko and co. to a relatively popular camp ground. It is inside their cabin where they find terror.

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* DontGoInTheWoods: Subverted. Tomoko and co. friends go to a relatively popular camp ground. It is inside their cabin where they find terror.



* BrokenBird: Didn't have the easiest of lives. Dead son, superpowered daughter, and humiliated by the press lead to her suicide.

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* BrokenBird: Didn't have the easiest of lives. Dead son, superpowered daughter, and humiliated by the press lead to her suicide. Implied in ''Ring 0'' that she also went nuts because her daughter's powers exceeded her own.



* DeadlyDoctor: Subverted. [[spoiler: He cared for the Sadako twins, but drugged the evil one and kept her locked away. The good twin was allowed to live a normal life but her powers caused her to be the victim of a WitchHunt. After the twins reunite and kill numerous people, Dr. Ikuma realises he must protect the world from Sadako and throws her down a well, much to his regret.]]

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* DeadlyDoctor: Subverted. [[spoiler: He In ''Ring 0'', he cared for the Sadako twins, but drugged the evil one and kept her locked away. The good twin was allowed to live a normal life but her powers caused her to be the victim of a WitchHunt. After the twins reunite and kill numerous people, Dr. Ikuma realises he must protect the world from Sadako and throws her down a well, much to his regret.]]



* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Sat under waterfalls to try to gain psychic powers but it only gives him tuberculosis.

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* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Sat under waterfalls to try to gain psychic powers but it only gives gave him tuberculosis.



* AscendedExtra: Films only.

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* AscendedExtra: Films only. In the novel, he has a minor role and cared for Sadako. In the films, he is a bitter old man who describes her as the devil, when it was his opportunistic nature that damned his family.



** Commits suicide in ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' or at least implied when Kazuyuki receives a letter from him stating he has taken Shizuko's body to the volcano and won't be seen again.

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** Commits suicide in ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' or at least implied when Kazuyuki receives finds a letter from him stating he has taken Shizuko's body to the volcano and won't be seen again.



* CannotTellALie: Is very honest and always tells the truth, even if he is cryptic about it. He knows falling into the well will lead to his and Mai Takano's escape from Sadako.

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* CannotTellALie: Is very honest and always tells the truth, even if he is cryptic about it. He knows falling into the well will lead to his and Mai Takano's Mai's escape from Sadako.



* TranquilFury: Expresses this after Reiko is killed by a truck, taking his fury out on the police officer who played a hand in her death but is calmed down by Mai.

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* TranquilFury: Expresses this [[spoiler: after Reiko is killed by a truck, taking his fury out on the police officer who played a hand in her death but is calmed down by Mai.
Mai.]]



* PapaWolf: To his children and grandchildren.

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* PapaWolf: To his children and grandchildren.
grandchildren, even willing to give his life for Yoichi.


Added DiffLines:

* SequelHook: His copy of tape is still locked in his office desk.
30th Jan '17 6:42:50 PM Eagal
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* ADayInTheLimelight
** [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight: The jist of ''Coffin in the Sky''.]]

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** [[spoiler: * ADeathInTheLimelight: The jist of ''Coffin in the Sky''.]]
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