History Characters / TheShawshankRedemption

19th Aug '16 11:30:00 AM Cakeman
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* DirtyCop: Engages in ruthless tactics like beatings (see NoHoldsBarredBeatdown) for crimes as minor as ''crying.''

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* DirtyCop: Engages A dirty prison guard in his case. He engages in ruthless tactics like beatings (see NoHoldsBarredBeatdown) for crimes as minor as ''crying.'''' and helps Norton murder Tommy.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When hes arrested, he knows just how awful it's going to be. Specially because he is a police officer.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When hes arrested, he knows just how awful it's going to be. Specially because he is a police officer.prison guard.
6th Aug '16 12:15:54 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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5th Aug '16 11:08:20 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: The brutal and corrupt warden of Shawshank.
26th Jul '16 11:02:30 AM AFriesen91
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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Andy could have saved Tommy's life by either taking Tommy's information to a lawyer rather than Norton (granted, he thought he could trust Norton) or simply warning Tommy about Norton (we know he didn't keep it entirely under wraps since he told Red).]]


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:He blithely tells Norton he'd be more than willing to testify on Andy's behalf, rather than being at all wary of Norton.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Granted, his VillainousBreakdown may have prevented him from thinking straight, but one would expect a crook who is cold enough to eliminate threats to his operation like he did Tommy to take such precautions as disappearing after the escape of the one person who could expose him.]]
22nd Jul '16 9:06:30 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* AdaptationalVillainy: A slight but crucial change is made the film to turn him from an evil character to a ''purely'' evil one. Norton isn't any less of a corrupt, hypocritical bastard in the novella and he still suppresses evidence of Andy's innocence out of spite, but he doesn't go so far as to have Tommy murdered to cover it up.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: A slight small but very crucial change is made the film to turn him from an evil character to a ''purely'' evil one. Norton isn't any less of a corrupt, hypocritical bastard in the novella and he still suppresses evidence of Andy's innocence out of both greed and spite, but he doesn't go so far as to have Tommy murdered to cover it up.up, instead buying his silence by transferring him to a cushier prison with a weekend furlough program.



* DeathByAdaptation: In the novella, he doesn't kill himself, but rather resigns in embarrassment after Andy's escape (mind, he never orchestrates anyone's murder in the original story, either). He's arguably a KarmaHoudini in the novella, too, since the criminal actions he still does commit go undiscovered.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Like Norton, he's definitely a nasty piece of work in the novella, but is never said to have taken anyone's life during his time working at Shawshank. He's forced to retire due to a heart attack before Tommy ever arrives at the prison.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Like Norton, he's definitely a nasty piece of work in the novella, but is never said stated to have taken anyone's life during his time working at Shawshank. He's Shawshank, and is forced to retire due to a heart attack before Tommy ever arrives at the prison.
20th Jul '16 9:02:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the novella, Tommy isn't killed by Norton and Hadley, but rather given a transfer to a minimum-security prison in exchange for keeping quiet about Andy's innocence.
20th Jul '16 8:58:42 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* AdaptationalVillainy: A slight but crucial change is made the film to turn him from an evil character to a ''purely'' evil one. Norton isn't any less of a corrupt, hypocritical bastard in the novella and he still suppresses evidence of Andy's innocence out of spite, but he doesn't go so far as to have Tommy murdered to cover it up.


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* AdaptationalVillainy: Like Norton, he's definitely a nasty piece of work in the novella, but is never said to have taken anyone's life during his time working at Shawshank. He's forced to retire due to a heart attack before Tommy ever arrives at the prison.
13th Jul '16 5:15:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* RaceLift: A RedheadedHero Irishman in the novel, which gets a reference in the film.

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* RaceLift: A RedheadedHero redheaded Irishman in the novel, which gets a reference in the film.
13th Jul '16 5:15:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Red lost a bet about him crying on the first day. He also manages to hold his own against the Sisters (as in, groups of them, all at once) about half the time.
* BadassBookworm: In addition to being a {{Badass}}, he also spends much of his time reading and building a library.

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* {{Badass}}: Red lost a bet about him crying on the first day. He also manages to hold his own against the Sisters (as in, groups of them, all at once) about half the time.
* BadassBookworm: In addition to being a {{Badass}}, badass, he also spends much of his time reading and building a library.
19th Jun '16 8:19:24 PM AdamC
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* DisproportionateRetribution: He has leeway on this given his job requires him to keep an extremely tight leash on the inmates at all times to keep them under control. He still crosses it when beating an inmate to death for crying and very nearly murdering Andy for implying his wife was unfaithful.
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