History Film / DevilDoll

12th Apr '16 6:05:43 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* GrandTheftMe: A rare heroic example-- [[spoiler: at the end of the film Hugo forcibly swaps bodies with Vorelli, trapping the magician in the body of the doll.]]
22nd Dec '15 8:25:05 PM wrm5
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Grace, Vorelli's replacement assistant; [[spoiler:she interrupts him in the last scene before he can reinforce the {{Geas}} on Hugo -- and after he opens the door to Hugo's cage, allowing the puppet to destroy the plans of the Great Vorelli.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Grace, Vorelli's replacement assistant; [[spoiler:she interrupts him in the last scene before he can reinforce the {{Geas}} MindControl on Hugo -- and after he opens the door to Hugo's cage, allowing the puppet to destroy the plans of the Great Vorelli.]]
20th Dec '15 5:38:09 PM wrm5
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Grace, Vorelli's replacement assistant; [[spoiler:she interrupts him in the last scene before he can tighten the RestrainingBolt on Hugo -- and after he opens the door to Hugo's cage, allowing the puppet to destroy the plans of the Great Vorelli.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Grace, Vorelli's replacement assistant; [[spoiler:she interrupts him in the last scene before he can tighten reinforce the RestrainingBolt {{Geas}} on Hugo -- and after he opens the door to Hugo's cage, allowing the puppet to destroy the plans of the Great Vorelli.]]
16th Dec '15 11:55:01 AM wrm5
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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: So you have vast and fearsome powers over the human mind. You're capable of hypnotizing people to do your will with a mere glance, forcing them to live their darkest nightmares, re-writing their personalities, or even taking their very '''souls''' from their bodies -- and you use these powers to ''perform in a stage show?'' One could argue that Vorelli gets off on being a DevilInPlainSight and that it's not about material gain, except that the entire movie is about him using his power to get his hands on Marianne's money; even when he's performing overtly criminal acts he still aims low.

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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: So you have vast and fearsome powers over the human mind. You're capable of hypnotizing people to do your will with a mere glance, forcing them to live their darkest nightmares, re-writing their personalities, or even taking their very '''souls''' from their bodies -- and you use these powers to ''perform in a stage show?'' One could argue that Vorelli gets off on being a DevilInPlainSight and that it's not about material gain, except that the entire movie is about him using his power to get his hands on Marianne's money; even money. Sure that's something, but he's still settling for grand theft when power like this could easily let him rule his own country if not the entire world. Even when he's performing overtly criminal acts he still aims low.



* UselessProtagonist: Essentially, English in no way facilitates the resolution of all that's made wrong...not even his urgent trip to Berlin, nor the consultations with the experts. [[spoiler: Because of this, it makes Hugo TheHero.]]

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* UselessProtagonist: Essentially, UselessProtagonist: English in no way facilitates the resolution of all that's made wrong...not even his urgent trip to Berlin, nor the consultations with the experts. [[spoiler: Because of this, it makes Hugo TheHero.]]
6th Nov '15 8:07:01 PM DivineDeath
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* NonIndicativeTitle: Hugo isn't a devil. He's not really even evil.

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* NonIndicativeTitle: Hugo isn't a devil. He's not really even evil. [[spoiler:Though you could say this applies at the end when the very evil Vorelli gets trapped in the doll.]]
10th Jul '15 8:33:11 PM lady_peaseblossom
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** Vorelli does it again to Mariana, having sex with her [[DudeShesLikeInAComa while she's hypnotized]].

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** Vorelli does it again to Mariana, Marianne, having sex with her [[DudeShesLikeInAComa while she's hypnotized]].
10th Jul '15 8:32:19 PM lady_peaseblossom
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** Vorelli does it again to Mariana, having sex with her [[DudeShe'sLikeInAComa while she's hypnotized]].

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** Vorelli does it again to Mariana, having sex with her [[DudeShe'sLikeInAComa [[DudeShesLikeInAComa while she's hypnotized]].
10th Jul '15 8:31:57 PM lady_peaseblossom
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** Vorelli does it again to Mariana, having sex with her [[DudeShe'sLikeInAComa while she's hypnotized]].
15th Mar '15 4:42:17 PM wrm5
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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: So you have vast and fearsome powers over the human mind. You're capable of hypnotizing people to do your will with a mere glance, forcing them to live their darkest nightmares, re-writing their personalities, or even taking their very '''souls''' from their bodies -- and you use these powers to ''perform in a stage show?'' One could argue that Vorelli gets off on being a DevilInPlainSight and that it's not about material gain, except that the entire movie is about him using his power to get his hands on Marianne's money; even when he's performing overtly criminal acts he still aims low.
15th Mar '15 1:41:19 PM wrm5
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Vorelli on Marianne.
* AndIMustScream: ''And HOW.''
* BeardOfEvil: ...which has to be ''glued on.''
* DemonicDummy: Hugo. However, [[spoiler:it's a subversion - Hugo's a pawn, controlled by Vorelli's magic, and when he gets the chance to break out, he takes his revenge with vigor]].

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Vorelli on Marianne.
Marianne, especially considering his real plans for her.
* AndIMustScream: ''And HOW.''
[[spoiler:Hugo, after having his soul transferred into the dummy. For a long time he couldn't even move or speak, though he did eventually develop that ability.]]
* BeardOfEvil: ...BeardOfEvil: Vorelli has one, which has to be ''glued on.''
totally makes him look like the devil.
* DemonicDummy: Hugo. However, [[spoiler:it's [[spoiler:Subverted, though. Hugo is actually a subversion - Hugo's good person unfairly trapped in the body of a pawn, controlled ventriloquist dummy by Vorelli's magic, and when the evil Vorelli. Once he gets the chance to break out, escape he takes his revenge with vigor]].gusto.]]



* GlassOfChianti: Vorelli drinks ''Sangue Di La Vergine'' - ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "Blood of the Virgin"]]''
* GoldDigger: Vorelli's plan is to [[spoiler:stage Marianne's death once he's tired of her, leaving him with her estate and Hugo with an "ugly wooden companion".]]

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* GlassOfChianti: Vorelli drinks ''Sangue Di La Vergine'' - ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "Blood of the Virgin"]]''
Virgin"
* GoldDigger: Vorelli's Vorelli, [[spoiler:whose plan is to [[spoiler:stage stage Marianne's death and transfer her soul to a doll once he's tired of her, leaving him with taking her estate fortune for himself and giving Hugo with an "ugly wooden companion".]]companion"]].



* JerkAss: Vorelli. His ''stage act'' at one point involves hypnotizing a guy into visualizing himself being shot in the head. [[spoiler:And in the good old days, he used to hypnotize the human Hugo to not bleed when he was stabbed. Most of the time, it worked.]]
** He also forces a woman in the audience to do a striptease.
* LargeHam: He ''loves'' it!

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* JerkAss: Vorelli. His He even uses it in his ''stage act'' act'', which at one point involves hypnotizing a guy into visualizing himself believing he's being shot in the head. At another point he forces a woman from the audience to do a striptease in front of the entire audience [[spoiler:And in the good old days, he used to hypnotize the human Hugo to not bleed when he was stabbed. Most of the time, it worked.]]
** He also forces a woman in the audience to do a striptease.
* LargeHam: He ''loves'' it!Vorelli, so much so that Hugo literally calls him one when he eats ham on stage.



* MagiciansAreWizards: Or ventriloquists are really soul-stealing hypnotists, anyway.

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* MagiciansAreWizards: Or ventriloquists are Ventriloquist Vorelli is really soul-stealing hypnotists, anyway.a soul-manipulating hypnotist.



* MindRape: Literally.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: English.
* NonIndicativeTitle: Hugo is just a victim in the whole thing.
* ObviouslyEvil: I mean, ''come on''. For instance, during the flashback to Vorelli and Hugo's StartOfDarkness:
-->'''Vorelli:''' (To Human!Hugo) This time, Hugo... you're going to ''die!''
* PowerPerversionPotential: And Vorelli knows it.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: about Vorelli's sordid past, so Magda [[MurderIsTheBestSolution has to go.]]

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* MindRape: Literally.
Literally. Vorelli uses hypnotism to force a girl to get naked in front of an entire audience.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: English.
English, [[spoiler:upon realizing his actions have allowed Hugo to swap bodies with Vorelli.]]
* NonIndicativeTitle: Hugo is just isn't a victim in the whole thing.
devil. He's not really even evil.
* ObviouslyEvil: I mean, ''come on''. Vorelli, oh so much. For instance, during the flashback to Vorelli and Hugo's Vorelli's StartOfDarkness:
-->'''Vorelli:''' (To Human!Hugo) [[spoiler:Human]] Hugo) This time, Hugo...[[spoiler:Hugo]]... you're going to ''die!''
* PowerPerversionPotential: And Vorelli is well aware of the perversion he can pull off with his hypnotism.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: She
knows it.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: about
too much bout Vorelli's sordid past, so Magda [[MurderIsTheBestSolution has to go.]]



* UselessProtagonist: Besides the "endangering his girlfriend" part, did English affect the plot ''in any way?''
** Essentially, English in no way facilitates the resolution of all that's made wrong...not even his urgent trip to Berlin, nor the consultations with the experts. [[spoiler: Because of this, it makes Hugo TheHero.]]
* WhosLaughingNow: Two for the price of one!

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* UselessProtagonist: Besides the "endangering his girlfriend" part, did English affect the plot ''in any way?''
**
Essentially, English in no way facilitates the resolution of all that's made wrong...not even his urgent trip to Berlin, nor the consultations with the experts. [[spoiler: Because of this, it makes Hugo TheHero.]]
* WhosLaughingNow: Two for [[spoiler:Vorelli does this constantly to Hugo, and Hugo does it right back at the price of one!end.]]


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* YourSoulIsMine: Vorelli can manipulate souls to transfer them back and forth between different bodies or even inanimate objects.
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