History Characters / TheShawshankRedemption

14th May '16 9:58:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WardensAreEvil: One of the most monstrous characters in Shawshank, and he's in charge of the place.
2nd May '16 3:37:26 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* NeverLearnedToRead: By his own admission, he "don't read so good". Andy starts him from the beginning teaching him his ABCs before helping him with his GED.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: By his own admission, he "don't read so good". Andy starts him from the beginning teaching him his ABCs the alphabet before helping him with his GED.
2nd May '16 3:36:52 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* Sacrificial Lamb: See SurprisinglySuddenDeath, below. His death drives Andy into a HeroicBSOD.

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* Sacrificial Lamb: SacrificialLamb: See SurprisinglySuddenDeath, below. His death drives Andy into a HeroicBSOD.
2nd May '16 3:29:54 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* CoolOldGuy: One of the popular inmates, he's nice and educated. Red points out this is why he doesn't want to leave prison.
* DrivenToSuicide: After being released for parole and not knowing what to do next, he hangs himself.

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* CoolOldGuy: One of the popular inmates, he's nice and educated. Red points out this is why he doesn't want to leave prison.
prison, as those assets won't mean much on the outside.
* DrivenToSuicide: After being released for on parole and not knowing what to do next, feeling overwhelmed in a now-unfamiliar world, he hangs himself.



* HiddenDepths: Red describes him as "finding brains he never knew he had".

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* HiddenDepths: Red describes him as "finding brains he never knew he had".had" under Andy's tutelage.



* NeverLearnedToRead: Before helping him with his GED, Andy walks him through how to read.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Before By his own admission, he "don't read so good". Andy starts him from the beginning teaching him his ABCs before helping him with his GED, GED.
* Sacrificial Lamb: See SurprisinglySuddenDeath, below. His death drives
Andy walks him through how to read.into a HeroicBSOD.



* AssholeVictim: He is brutally beaten and crippled by Hadley as retaliation for Andy's rape and beating, he deserved every minute of it.

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* AssholeVictim: He is brutally beaten and crippled by Hadley as retaliation for Andy's rape and beating, and he deserved every minute of it.



* LaserGuidedKarma: After attacking and raping Andy for two years, he beats Andy within an inch of his life. Then after a week in the hole, he gets beaten within an inch of his life by Hadley, permanently losing the ability to walk. He is then taken to the hospital where he lives the rest of his days eating all his food through a straw. It's a KickTheSonOfABitch moment: as the guards beat him with nightsticks (hard enough that they're clearly breaking bones) he desperately tries to crawl/claw away on the floor, crying and begging for mercy (echoing his own previous victims). No one sheds a tear for him.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: After attacking and raping Andy for two years, he beats Andy within an inch of his life. Then after a week in the hole, he gets beaten within an inch of his life by Hadley, permanently losing the ability to walk. He is then taken to the hospital where he lives the rest of his days eating all his food through a straw. It's a KickTheSonOfABitch moment: as the guards beat him with nightsticks (hard enough that they're clearly breaking bones) he desperately tries to crawl/claw away on the floor, crying and begging for mercy (echoing his own previous victims). paralyzing him. No one sheds a single tear for him.



* {{Jerkass}}: Killed two people for no reason and then was really happy someone else could conveniently take the fall.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Killed two people Andy's wife and her lover for no reason than that the man woke up during Blatch's burglary of his house and then "gave me shit". He was really happy delighted at the discovery that they blamed someone else could conveniently take for the fall.crime.



* MotorMouth: He confesses in his cell so quickly he seems excited about it.
* SmugSmiler: He gives a big toothy grin about how he got away with murder.
* SmugSnake: He talks freely about the crime he got away with committing in his prison cell.

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* MotorMouth: He confesses in Tommy was his cell so quickly he seems excited cellmate, and said that one of the most notable things about it.
him was that "he never shut up about places he'd been, jobs he'd pulled, women he fucked, or people he killed".
* SmugSmiler: He gives a big toothy grin about how he got away Complete with murder.
a creepy, rasping laugh.
* SmugSnake: He talks freely about the crime he got away with committing in his prison cell.cell, knowing he will most likely get away with it.
21st Apr '16 1:01:09 AM SuperSauce
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* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: He's emotionless, until he loses his chance to go free legitimately.]]

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* NotSoStoic: NotSoStoic:
** The look on his face when the judge sentences him to Shawshank is that of abject horror.
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[[spoiler: He's emotionless, until he loses his chance to go free legitimately.]]
20th Apr '16 6:55:28 PM TomPhanto
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%% ** TookALevelInBadass



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Andy is very helpful to the other inmates, and is willing to do whatever he can to make Shawshank easier, but he's also [[spoiler: Norton and Hadley's worst nightmare]].



* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: He's emotionless, until he loses his chance to go free legitimately.]]



** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Until he loses his chance to go free legitimately.]]

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** NotSoStoic: * TookALevelInBadass: At first, he's barely able to get by, but then he becomes more competent to the point of [[spoiler: Until he loses his chance to go free legitimately.getting both Norton and Hadley arrested afters years of abuse.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: In general, he's a rapist, played straight who doesn't care who gets hurt as long as he gets what he wants.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After attacking and raping Andy for two years, he beats Andy within an inch of his life. Then after a week in the hole, he gets beaten within an inch of his life by Hadley, permanently losing the ability to walk. He is then taken to the hospital where he lives the rest of his days eating all his food through a straw. It's a KickTheSonOfABitch moment: as the guards beat him with nightsticks (hard enough that they're clearly breaking bones) he desperately tries to crawl/claw away on the floor, crying and begging for mercy (echoing his own previous victims). No one sheds a tear for him.



* LaserGuidedKarma: After attacking and raping Andy for two years, he beats Andy within an inch of his life. Then after a week in the hole, he gets beaten within an inch of his life by Hadley, permanently losing the ability to walk. He is then taken to the hospital where he lives the rest of his days eating all his food through a straw. It's a KickTheSonOfABitch moment: as the guards beat him with nightsticks (hard enough that they're clearly breaking bones) he desperately tries to crawl/claw away on the floor, crying and begging for mercy (echoing his own previous victims). No one sheds a tear for him.



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* DirtyCoward: He is willing to murder someone, and deliberately keep someone else in prison for a crime he didn't commit, in order to protect himself from being arrested for money laundering.

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%% * CompositeCharacter
CompositeCharacter: He's a composite of various characters from the novella; in that, Shawshank prison was run by several different figures with varying degrees of cruelty.
* DirtyCoward: He is willing to murder someone, and deliberately keep someone else in prison for a crime he didn't commit, in order to protect himself from being arrested for money laundering. And again in the end, where he commits suicide because he's afraid of being imprisoned.


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* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to being a greedy hypocrite, he's also very harsh towards Andy.
* KickTheDog: After having Tommy murdered, he throws Andy in isolation for two months while bragging that he plans on destroying everything Andy built to make Shawshank a better place.
17th Apr '16 9:46:56 PM Wuz
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15th Mar '16 5:30:55 PM SuperSauce
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: No one calls him Ellis, just Red.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: No one who is casual with him calls him Ellis, just Red.
15th Mar '16 5:29:35 PM SuperSauce
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* HiddenDepths: For being such a nice guy, its hard to believe he killed his wife and daughter after a bad streak of poker.

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* HiddenDepths: For being such a nice guy, its it's hard to believe he killed his wife and daughter after a bad streak of poker.



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: He is abruptly killed by Norton and Hadley.

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: He is abruptly killed by Norton and Hadley.Hadley in the movie.
30th Jan '16 1:53:28 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* BattleStrip: A downplayed example-- you can predict that a brutal beatdown is swiftly approaching if Hadley takes off his hat.
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