History Film / TheMask

19th Jul '17 9:21:02 PM Fireblood
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* HeroInsurance: Stanley breaks out of a jail cell, assaults an officer, steals his gun, kidnaps another officer at gunpoint and steals his car, yet receives no punishment. Even worse, he committed the crime he was held for and there was evidence of him doing so. The trope is justified because the mayor thinks Stanley is a hero who was framed by Dorian. Plus, many of those things he committed weren't entirely his fault, and he ''had'' to escape from the cell to save Tina and stop Dorian.
-->'''Mayor''': '''''Dorian Tyrell''' was "The Mask." I saw it with my own eyes.''



* TheVamp: Played with. On the surface, it seems Tina's this trope as she was only using Stanley's friendliness to infiltrate the bank, Dorian and the gang were planning to rob. At the same time Peggy Brandt, seemed to honestly like Stanley. It later turns out to be the opposite as, Tina is a nice girl really and is only around Dorian out of fear while Peggy is a BitchInSheepsClothing who wanted the $50,000 bounty on The Mask, so she wouldn't lose her condo. She even mentions this trope by name when Dorian arrives.

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* TheVamp: Played with. On the surface, it seems Tina's this trope as she was only using Stanley's friendliness to infiltrate the bank, Dorian and the gang were planning to rob. At the same time Peggy Brandt, seemed to honestly like Stanley. It later turns out to be the opposite as, as Tina is a nice girl really and is only around Dorian out of fear while Peggy is a BitchInSheepsClothing who wanted the $50,000 bounty on The Mask, so she wouldn't lose her condo. She even mentions this trope by name when Dorian arrives.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Mask himself, along with other objects (turning a balloon-tommygun into a real one, for example).

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Mask himself, along with other objects (turning a balloon-tommygun balloon tommy gun into a real one, for example).



* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Stanley breaks out of a jail cell, assaults an officer, steals his gun, kidnaps another officer at gunpoint and steals his car, yet receives no punishment. Even worse, he committed the crime he was held for and there was evidence of him doing so. The trope is justified because the mayor thinks Stanley is a hero who was framed by Dorian. Plus, many of those things he committed weren't entirely his fault, and he ''had'' to escape from the cell to save Tina and stop Dorian.
-->'''Mayor''': '''''Dorian Tyrell''' was "The Mask." I saw it with my own eyes.''
19th Jul '17 8:39:20 PM Fireblood
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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian: Dr. Newman has a theory that people wear metaphorical masks to conceal who they truly are, or their Id, a Freudian concept.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Niko]] He tries [[ShootingSuperman shooting at]] Dorian's SuperPoweredEvilSide, only to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard get his own bullets spat back out at him]]
* AssShove: Stanley uses the mask's powers to get back at his shady car mechanics by shoving exhaust pipes up their buttocks.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Niko]] Niko]]. He tries [[ShootingSuperman shooting at]] Dorian's SuperPoweredEvilSide, only to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard get his own bullets spat back out at him]]
him]].
* AssShove: Stanley uses the mask's The Mask's powers to get back at his shady car mechanics by shoving exhaust pipes up their buttocks.anuses.



* BatDeduction: Kellaway immediately deduces that Stanley is The Mask after finding a piece of Stanley's [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes pajamas]] at a crime scene, which had been blown off the Mask's zoot suit and reverted to Stan's clothes.

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* BatDeduction: Kellaway immediately deduces that Stanley is The Mask after finding a piece of Stanley's [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes pajamas]] at a crime scene, which had been blown off the The Mask's zoot suit and reverted to Stan's clothes.



* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Tina is the impossibly gorgeous girlfriend of a mobster and her criminal accomplice. Peggy is a modest, struggling journalist who would like to have a man in her life. Peggy sells Stanley to said mobster for money to pay a nice apartment, and Tina breaks up with him and ends with Stanley after he saves her life as the Mask.

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* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Tina is the impossibly gorgeous girlfriend of a mobster and her criminal accomplice. Peggy is a modest, struggling journalist who would like to have a man in her life. Peggy sells Stanley to said mobster for money to pay a nice apartment, and Tina breaks up with him and ends up with Stanley after he saves her life as the Mask.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Mask robs a bank, disturbs a police investigation and takes control of women's bodies without their consent, but he is still TheHero compared to evil personified Dorian.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Mask shoves exhaust pipes up the asses of crooked mechanics, robs a bank, disturbs a police investigation and takes control of women's bodies without their consent, but he is still TheHero compared to evil personified Dorian.Dorian.
* BlackComedyRape: The Mask shoves exhaust pipes up some crooked mechanics asses for cheating him as Stanley.



* BornInTheTheater: Stanley is a fan of old cartoons (particularly ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and Creator/TexAvery) so a lot of the jokes and gags he pulls have shades of this. In one scene he goes through an [[LargeHam overly dramatic]] death scene, after which he's immediately handed an Oscar and a silhouette audience stands up and cheers. The other characters in the scene aren't freaked out by this; heck, Dorian even smooths his hair down and stands up a tad straighter.

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* BornInTheTheater: Stanley is a fan of old cartoons (particularly ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and Creator/TexAvery) so a lot of the jokes and gags he pulls have shades of this. In one scene he goes through an [[LargeHam overly dramatic]] death scene, after which he's immediately handed an Oscar and a silhouette audience stands up and cheers. The other characters in the scene aren't freaked out by this; heck, Dorian even smooths his hair down and stands up a tad straighter.straighter, though he looks confused too.



** The Oscar-winning scene: the theatre audience (shown using shadows at the bottom of the screen) applaud him for his ‘acting’, and Dorian and his goon, realising they’re on screen, awkwardly fix their hair.

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** The Oscar-winning scene: the theatre theater audience (shown using shadows at the bottom of the screen) applaud him for his ‘acting’, and Dorian and his goon, realising realizing they’re on screen, awkwardly fix their hair.



** Richard Jeni as Charlie.

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** Richard Jeni Creator/RichardJeni as Charlie.



* ClothesMakeTheManiac: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Mask unlocks a seemingly absolute power for its wearer and desinhibits him, but doesn't make him evil ([[InNameOnly unlike in the source comic]]).

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* ClothesMakeTheManiac: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Mask unlocks a seemingly absolute power for its wearer and desinhibits him, disinhibits them, but doesn't make him evil ([[InNameOnly unlike in the source comic]]).



-->'''Kellaway''': [[PigLatin Ixnay!]] Ehay's otgay an ungay! ''(Stanley jabs the gun on his side)'' OW!

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-->'''Kellaway''': [[PigLatin Ixnay!]] Ehay's otgay an ungay! ''(Stanley jabs the gun on into his side)'' OW!



** The AssShove applied to the mechanics. Though given that their EstablishingCharacterMoment implies they scam ''all'' their customers like they do Stanley. (And it's ''still'' kinder than [[CruelAndUnusualDeath what happens to them]] in the comic.)

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** The AssShove applied to the mechanics. Though given that their EstablishingCharacterMoment implies they scam ''all'' their customers like they do Stanley. (And Stanley they don't draw much sympathy. And it's ''still'' kinder than [[CruelAndUnusualDeath what happens to them]] in the comic.)



* DistressedDamsel: Tina during the final confrontation at the Coco Bongo, which she spends either at gun point or tied up. Even so, she manages to distract Dorian, convince him to take out the Mask, and kick it so Stanley can recover it.

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* DistressedDamsel: Tina during the final confrontation at the Coco Bongo, which she spends either at gun point or tied up. Even so, she manages to distract Dorian, convince him to take out off the Mask, and kick then kicks it away so Stanley can recover it.



* DramaticGunCock: By the Mask, when he pulls two gigantic cartoonish guns on Dorian's henchmen.

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* DramaticGunCock: By the The Mask, when he pulls two gigantic cartoonish guns on Dorian's henchmen.



%%* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Mask

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%%* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The MaskMask.



* ExtendedDisarming: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in the scene where Kellaway's men frisk the Mask down at the park.

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* ExtendedDisarming: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in the scene where Kellaway's men frisk the The Mask down at the park.



** Stanley, after being reprimanded by his landlady for watching cartoons too loudly, apathetically flicks to a TV show with Dr Neuman who describes the metaphorical social mask suppressing the Id. Guess what the titular mask itself enables for those who wear it?

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** Stanley, after being reprimanded by his landlady for watching cartoons too loudly, apathetically flicks to a TV show with Dr Dr. Neuman who describes the metaphorical social mask suppressing the Id. Guess what the titular mask itself enables for those who wear it?



** The whole French-Lover Park scene ("Divide and conquer", anyone?)

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** The whole French-Lover Park scene ("Divide and conquer", anyone?)anyone?).



%%* HelloNurse: Tina

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%%* HelloNurse: TinaTina.



** Ipkiss himself. The crimes he commits as the Mask end up [[spoiler:getting pinned on Dorian Tyrell]].

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** Ipkiss himself. The Most of the crimes he commits as the Mask end up [[spoiler:getting pinned on Dorian Tyrell]].



* {{Nepotism}}: Stanley's boss at the bank, whom Stanley accused of getting his position through family connections.

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* {{Nepotism}}: Stanley's boss at the bank, whom Stanley accused of getting his position through family connections.because his father owns it.



* NiceGuysFinishLast: Stanley Ipkiss for most of the movie. Stanley even wrote an article about this in Peggy's column.

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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Stanley Ipkiss for most of the movie. Stanley even wrote an article a letter about this in to Peggy's advice column.



* NighInvulnerability: The mask basically grants its wearer this; both Stanley and Tyrell shrug off gunshots.

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* NighInvulnerability: The mask basically grants its wearer this; both Stanley and Tyrell shrug off gunshots. Stanley even ''eats'' a bunch of dynamite sticks without any ill effects.



* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: Played with; Stanley is a good guy and therefore as The Mask is FunPersonified and uses his powers largely for personal amusement. (He does get a little payback in on the side, though.) Dorian is a bad guy so as The Mask he's a vaguely demonic HumanoidAbomination who abuses his powers for revenge and murder.

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* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: Played with; Stanley is a good guy and therefore as The Mask is FunPersonified and uses his powers largely for personal amusement. (He amusement (he does get a little payback in on the side, though.) though). Dorian is a bad guy so as The Mask he's a vaguely demonic HumanoidAbomination who abuses his powers for revenge and murder.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Played with -- when the club bouncer asks if Stanley is on the list to get in, Stanley responds "nooooo, but I believe my friends are, perhaps you know them?" He holds up two wads of cash and throws them into the air as a distraction, walking in as the crowd swarms the bouncer to get the cash.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Stanley uses his powers to rob a bank, woo the girl of his dreams, and take revenge on people who annoyed him.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Played with -- when the club bouncer asks if Stanley is on the list to get in, Stanley responds "nooooo, "Nooooo, but I believe my friends are, perhaps you know them?" He holds up two wads of cash and throws them into the air as a distraction, walking in as the crowd swarms the bouncer to get the cash.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Stanley uses his powers to rob a bank, woo the girl of his dreams, and take revenge on people who annoyed cheated him.


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** He's also not a "night god", though {{trickster god}} is a fair description.
18th Jul '17 7:03:51 PM ngh93
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Stanley breaks out of a jail cell, assaults an officer, steals his gun, kidnaps another officer at gunpoint and steals his car, yet receives no punishment. Even worse, he commited the crime he was held for and there was evidence of him doing so. The trope is justified because the mayor thinks Stanley is a hero who was framed by Dorian. Plus, many of those things he committed wasn't entirely his fault, and he ''had'' to escape from the cell to save Tina and stop Dorian.

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Stanley breaks out of a jail cell, assaults an officer, steals his gun, kidnaps another officer at gunpoint and steals his car, yet receives no punishment. Even worse, he commited committed the crime he was held for and there was evidence of him doing so. The trope is justified because the mayor thinks Stanley is a hero who was framed by Dorian. Plus, many of those things he committed wasn't weren't entirely his fault, and he ''had'' to escape from the cell to save Tina and stop Dorian.
12th Jul '17 9:43:03 PM JonnyB
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* DieselPunk: A mystical mask transforms a mild-mannered loser into a zoot-suited ladies man anti-hero, complete with cartoonish powers and a swanky neo-swing soundtrack.
12th Jul '17 4:25:13 PM SinDustries
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Ah... ''The Mask'', a fun little JimCarrey romp from 1994. It's one of his works from early on in his A-list film career; specifically his first film to arrive in theaters after ''Film/AceVentura Pet Detective''. It's built on {{slapstick}} comedy and Jim Carrey contorting his face a little more than usual, and turned out to be very popular. It is based, FilmOfTheBook style, on [[ComicBook/TheMask the comic book of the same name]]. Well, sort of. The original is ''not'' harmless slapstick, fitting much better in the comedy horror genre.

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Ah... ''The Mask'', a fun little JimCarrey romp from 1994. It's one of his works from early on in his A-list film career; career, specifically his first film to arrive in theaters after ''Film/AceVentura Pet Detective''. It's built on {{slapstick}} comedy and Jim Carrey contorting his face a little more than usual, and turned out to be very popular. It is based, FilmOfTheBook style, on [[ComicBook/TheMask the comic book of the same name]]. Well, sort of. The original is ''not'' harmless slapstick, fitting much better in the comedy horror genre.
19th Jun '17 9:45:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AntiHero: Stanley fits the classical Greek definition of the term (Type I). The Mask himself is probably a Type IV. Even though he isn't as violent as most anti-heroes, he's still willing to do many unheroic things with little regard for those around him. Both Stanley and his Mask persona graduate to full (and in the Mask's case, very ''weird'') hero status by the end of the film.

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* AntiHero: Stanley fits the [[ClassicalAntiHero classical Greek definition definition]] of the term (Type I). The Mask himself is probably a Type IV. Even though he isn't as violent as most anti-heroes, he's still willing to do many unheroic things with little regard for those around him. Both Stanley and his Mask persona graduate to full (and in the Mask's case, very ''weird'') hero status by the end of the film.
26th May '17 7:12:41 PM anonexistentuser
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** The Mask itself. In the comicbooks it is [[EvilMask deliberately malevolent and corrupting]] and compels its wearers to commit atrocity after atrocity with the immense power it gives them, before they die and it goes to its next "master". In the film it simply removes all inhibitions, letting the wearer do whatever they want to. This is why Stanley Ipkiss becomes a wisecracking mischief-maker, but the villain lets loose with all of his evil.
** The same can be said for Stanley Ipkiss himself. In the film he's a loveable loser with a lot of nevertheless redeeming qualities who ultimately learns to stop relying on The Mask to solve his problems, rises to the occasion, and gets the girl. In the comics he's a right-wing lunatic who uses The Mask as his personal hitman to kill those who wronged him for increasingly trivial reasons (such as suffocating his ''elementary school teacher''), goes on a violent rampage against the police, and is ultimately shot and killed by his girlfriend.

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** The Mask itself. In the comicbooks comic books it is [[EvilMask deliberately malevolent and corrupting]] and compels its wearers to commit atrocity after atrocity with the immense power it gives them, before they die and it goes to its next "master". In the film it simply removes all inhibitions, letting the wearer do whatever they want to. This is why Stanley Ipkiss becomes a wisecracking mischief-maker, but the villain lets loose with all of his evil.
** The same can be said for Stanley Ipkiss himself. In the film he's a loveable lovable loser with a lot of nevertheless redeeming qualities who ultimately learns to stop relying on The Mask to solve his problems, rises to the occasion, and gets the girl. In the comics he's a right-wing lunatic who uses The Mask as his personal hitman to kill those who wronged him for increasingly trivial reasons (such as suffocating his ''elementary school teacher''), goes on a violent rampage against the police, and is ultimately shot and killed by his girlfriend.



* BatDeduction: Kellaway immediately deduces that Stanley is The Mask after finding a piece of Stanley's [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes pajamas]] at a crime scene, which had been blown off the Masks zoot suit and reverted to Stans clothes.

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* BatDeduction: Kellaway immediately deduces that Stanley is The Mask after finding a piece of Stanley's [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes pajamas]] at a crime scene, which had been blown off the Masks Mask's zoot suit and reverted to Stans Stan's clothes.



* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Tina is the impossibly gorgeous girlfriend of a mobster and her criminal accomplice. Peggy is a modest, struggling journalist who would like to have a man in her life. Peggy sells Stanley to said mobster for money to pay a nice appartment, and Tina breaks up with him and ends with Stanley after he saves her life as the Mask.

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* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Tina is the impossibly gorgeous girlfriend of a mobster and her criminal accomplice. Peggy is a modest, struggling journalist who would like to have a man in her life. Peggy sells Stanley to said mobster for money to pay a nice appartment, apartment, and Tina breaks up with him and ends with Stanley after he saves her life as the Mask.



* BornInTheTheater: Stanley is a fan of old cartoons (particularly classic cartoons) ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and Creator/TexAvery in particular) so a lot of the jokes and gags he pulls have shades of this. In one scene he goes through an [[LargeHam overly dramatic]] death scene, after which he's immediately handed an Oscar and a silhouette audience stands up and cheers. The other characters in the scene aren't freaked out by this; heck, Dorian even smooths his hair down and stands up a tad straighter.

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* BornInTheTheater: Stanley is a fan of old cartoons (particularly classic cartoons) ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and Creator/TexAvery in particular) Creator/TexAvery) so a lot of the jokes and gags he pulls have shades of this. In one scene he goes through an [[LargeHam overly dramatic]] death scene, after which he's immediately handed an Oscar and a silhouette audience stands up and cheers. The other characters in the scene aren't freaked out by this; heck, Dorian even smooths his hair down and stands up a tad straighter.



* ChekhovsSkill: Milo's ability to find Stanley's keys and to fetch the frisbee come in handy when he has to break his owner out of prison, and then when he has to recover the Mask from Dorian's goons.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Milo's ability to find Stanley's keys and to fetch the frisbee come comes in handy when he has to break his owner out of prison, and then when he has to recover the Mask from Dorian's goons.



** When Ibkiss yells back at his boss, two police officers in the background seem to be laughing at the scene unfolding.

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** When Ibkiss Ipkiss yells back at his boss, two police officers in the background seem to be laughing at the scene unfolding.
24th May '17 6:52:51 PM Naram-Sin
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The deleted prologue shows us that Leif Erikson discovered America ''just to get rid of the Mask''.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The deleted prologue shows us that Leif Erikson discovered America and never came back ''just to get rid of the Mask''.



%%* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch
%%* BiggerBad: Niko

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%%* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch
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* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Tina is the impossibly gorgeous girlfriend of a mobster and her criminal accomplice. Peggy is a modest, struggling journalist who would like to have a man in her life. Peggy sells Stanley to said mobster for money to pay a nice appartment, and Tina breaks up with him and ends with Stanley after he saves her life as the Mask.
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BiggerBad: NikoNiko, to Dorian's BigBad - until Dorian goes full TheStarscream on him.



%%* BlackAndGrayMorality

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%%* BlackAndGrayMorality* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Mask robs a bank, disturbs a police investigation and takes control of women's bodies without their consent, but he is still TheHero compared to evil personified Dorian.



** While being frisked down by police, one of the agents retrieves a bazooka from the Mask's HammerSpace. The Mask claims that he has a permit for that.



%%* CatchAndReturn

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%%* CatchAndReturn* CatchAndReturn: While wearing the Mask, Dorian absorbs all the bullets that Niko fires on him, with no ill effects, and shoots them back to him through his mouth. [[RealityEnsues This kills Niko.]]



%%* TheChanteuse: Tina.
%%* CharityBall: The Casino Night version.
%%* ChekhovsSkill: Fetch!

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%%* * TheChanteuse: Tina.
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Tina, as the main star of the Coco Bongo.
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CharityBall: The Casino Night version.
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version, which is then broken into by the Mask-wearing Dorian and his goons as part of his vengeance on Niko.
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ChekhovsSkill: Fetch!Milo's ability to find Stanley's keys and to fetch the frisbee come in handy when he has to break his owner out of prison, and then when he has to recover the Mask from Dorian's goons.



%%* ClothesMakeTheManiac
%%* ClothesMakeTheSuperman

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%%* ClothesMakeTheManiac
%%* ClothesMakeTheSuperman
* ClothesMakeTheManiac: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Mask unlocks a seemingly absolute power for its wearer and desinhibits him, but doesn't make him evil ([[InNameOnly unlike in the source comic]]).
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Played straight. Whoever wears the Mask is only limited by his own will and imagination.



%%* DisasterDominoes: Kick the car.

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%%* DisasterDominoes: Kick the car.car



%%* DistressedDamsel: Tina

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%%* * DistressedDamsel: TinaTina during the final confrontation at the Coco Bongo, which she spends either at gun point or tied up. Even so, she manages to distract Dorian, convince him to take out the Mask, and kick it so Stanley can recover it.



%%* DramaticGunCock
%%* TheDulcineaEffect: Stanley and Tina.
%%* EatTheBomb: To make it safe.

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%%* DramaticGunCock
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* DramaticGunCock: By the Mask, when he pulls two gigantic cartoonish guns on Dorian's henchmen.
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TheDulcineaEffect: Stanley and Tina.
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falls in love with Tina after meeting her at the bank. Since she's played by Cameron Diaz, we can hardly fault him.
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EatTheBomb: To make With only a few seconds left, the Mask eats the dynamite left by Dorian next to Tina's feet, eliminating it safe.with no ill effects.



%%* EvilCounterpart: "Dorian Mask" to "Stanley Mask".

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%%* * EvilCounterpart: "Dorian Mask" Mask", who is much ugly looking and uses the Mask's cartoon-like powers for evil, to "Stanley Mask".Mask", who is (almost) harmless.



%%* EvilVersusEvil: Dorian versus his former boss.
%%* ExtendedDisarming

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%%* * EvilVersusEvil: Dorian versus Dorian's coup against his former boss.
%%* ExtendedDisarming
boss, the gangster Niko.
* ExtendedDisarming: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in the scene where Kellaway's men frisk the Mask down at the park.



%%* TheStarscream: Tyrell, to Niko.

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%%* * TheStarscream: Dorian Tyrell, to Niko.Niko. [[KlingonPromotion He kills him]] and would have taken over his operation (and who knows what else) if it wasn't for Stanley's intervention.
29th Apr '17 3:24:56 AM TitoMosquito
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-->'''Kellaway''': [[PigLatin Ixnay!]] Ehay's otgay an ungay!

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-->'''Kellaway''': [[PigLatin Ixnay!]] Ehay's otgay an ungay! ''(Stanley jabs the gun on his side)'' OW!
20th Apr '17 7:40:31 PM Golondrina
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The story of the film follows twenty-something Edge City banker Stanley Ipkiss as he finds a magical mask, endowed with the powers of the Norse {{Trickster}} god [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]], which effectively makes the wearer completely immune to absolutely everything, and capable of practically anything. In Stanley's case, this manifests as gaining the RealityWarper abilities of his beloved classic Creator/TexAvery characters (stretching, shapeshifting, bouncing back from AmusingInjuries, and the like). While not quite reaching WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity levels, he does use it to get back at the people that bullied the shy reserved nice guy Stanley, and to woo nightclub-singer Tina Carlyle (CameronDiaz in her feature-film debut). When other less savory individuals get hold of it, the results are not so amusing.

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The story of the film follows twenty-something Edge City banker Stanley Ipkiss as he finds a magical mask, endowed with the powers of the Norse {{Trickster}} god [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]], which effectively makes the wearer completely immune to absolutely everything, and capable of practically anything. In Stanley's case, this manifests as gaining the RealityWarper abilities of his beloved classic Creator/TexAvery characters (stretching, shapeshifting, bouncing back from AmusingInjuries, and the like). While not quite reaching WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity levels, he does use it to get back at the people that bullied the shy reserved nice guy Stanley, and to woo nightclub-singer Tina Carlyle (CameronDiaz (Creator/CameronDiaz in her feature-film debut). When other less savory individuals get hold of it, the results are not so amusing.
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