History Film / TheDevilsBackbone

9th Apr '16 11:05:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The teachers are dead, and the children have no choice but to venture out into the desert for help -- where they'll most likely die as well, forgotten by all.]]
** [[spoiler: More sad when Jamie and Carlies are both seen in Film/PansLabyrinth...where they both die. Del Toro confirmed it ''is'' them at that]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The teachers are dead, and the children have no choice but to venture out into the desert for help -- where they'll most likely die as well, forgotten by all.]]
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More sad when Jamie and Carlies are both seen in Film/PansLabyrinth...''Film/PansLabyrinth''...where they both die. Del Toro confirmed it ''is'' them at that]].that.]]



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27th Nov '15 6:14:06 PM Earnest
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* IronicEcho: Casares tells the children near the end that he'll keep watch and never leave this place. [[spoiler: Then he dies and becomes a ghost, forever haunting the orphanage]].



* OrphanageOfFear

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* OrphanageOfFearOrphanageOfFear: Not intentionally, at least. Mostly it's due to the haunting.
6th Nov '15 9:48:30 PM nanshe
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* TheBully: Jaime is a mild example.



* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:After running into him in the desert, Conchita refers to apologize to Jacinto and lets him kill her instead.]]



* PrecociousCrush: Jaime has a wholesome crush on his teacher, Carmen. However, the villain had a less-than-wholesome crush on his own teacher when he was a student.

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* PrecociousCrush: Jaime has a wholesome crush on his teacher, Carmen. Conchita. However, the villain there is a less-than-wholesome example as well: [[spoiler:Jacinto had a less-than-wholesome crush on his own teacher teacher, Carmen, when he was a student.]]
6th Nov '15 9:42:39 PM nanshe
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* MeaningfulName: ''Jacinto'' is the Spanish form of Hyacinth. In Greek mythology, Hyacinth was a youth loved by the god Apollo. [[spoiler:This reflects Jacinto's relationship with Principal Carmen.]]



* PrecociousCrush: One of the students has a wholesome crush on his teacher, but the villain had a less-than-wholesome crush on his own teacher when he was a student.

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* PrecociousCrush: One of the students Jaime has a wholesome crush on his teacher, but Carmen. However, the villain had a less-than-wholesome crush on his own teacher when he was a student.
28th Oct '15 6:46:16 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** [[spoiler: More sad when Jamie and Carlies are both seen in Film/PansLabyrinth...where they both die. Del Toro confirmed it ''is'' them at that]].
31st Jan '15 8:39:03 AM ulka96
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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
**Near the beginning, the headmistress shows the children a picture of a bunch of Ice age hunters killing a mammoth with spears, and comments that, back in the day, people had to cooperate and work in groups in order to survive. Later, [[spoiler:the kids manage to overpower physically superior Jacinto by outnumbering him and attacking him with improvised spears.]]
**When the characters are preparing to leave the orphanage, Carmen remarks that her artificial leg feels heavier than usual. [[spoiler:It is because she hid the gold in it.]]
4th Oct '14 9:03:59 AM Morgenthaler
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When a small boy named Carlos arrives there, he believes that he is only staying until his father returns from the war[[spoiler:, unaware that his father is already dead, and he is to stay at the orphanage indefinitely]]. However, Carlos is about to learn that more than the living dwell here, as he starts seeing an apparition he cannot explain, and hears tales of a boy named Santi who disappeared the day the bomb showed up.

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When a small boy named Carlos arrives there, he believes that he is only staying until his father returns from the war[[spoiler:, unaware that his father is already dead, and he is to stay at the orphanage indefinitely]].war. However, Carlos is about to learn that more than the living dwell here, as he starts seeing an apparition he cannot explain, and hears tales of a boy named Santi who disappeared the day the bomb showed up.
4th Oct '14 9:03:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Dr Casares Was A Ghost]]: It's unclear whether or not this actually counts, since the ghost ultimately turned out not to be the villain, but still...]]

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Dr Casares Was A Ghost]]: It's unclear whether or not this actually counts, since the ghost ultimately turned out not to be the villain, but still...]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: The teachers are dead, and the children have no choice but to venture out into the desert for help -- where they'll most likely die as well, forgotten by all.]]
** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: The DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The teachers are dead, and the children have no choice but to venture out into the desert for help -- where they'll most likely die as well, forgotten by all.]]
** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.
]]
31st Jul '14 12:09:10 AM Fireblood
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film was first conceived as set in the Mexican Revolution.
1st Jun '14 9:30:05 AM Moko-tan
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** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Both Carlos and Jaime have cameos in the film PansLabyrinth as guerilla soldiers, implying that they survived.]]
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