History Film / TheRulingClass

30th Jun '17 2:17:41 PM Shadowgazer
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* IJustWantToBeLoved: Sadly the whole reason that Jack has this whole J.C. delusion is because he was neglected and bullied in his formative years so he needed to believe that he was someone special who is love incarnate so that he can feel exactly what he missed all his life.
8th Jun '17 7:01:03 AM Shadowgazer
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* MindRape: The Gurneys recruit a madman who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God, to break the 14th Earl of his delusions of Christhood. [[spoiler: They succeed, to their peril.]]
* MoodWhiplash: From playful, lighthearted, musical absurdity in the first half to bleak, borderline horror in the second.

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* MindRape: The Gurneys recruit Dr. Herder after speaking with Claire recruits a madman who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God, to break the 14th Earl of his delusions of Christhood. [[spoiler: They succeed, to their peril. Unusually the MindRape is about showing him the reality and taking him out of his comfort zone rather than driving him nuts. It is still unspeakably painful for him.]]
* MoodWhiplash: From playful, relatively lighthearted, musical absurdity in the first half to bleak, borderline horror in the second. second.
** In fact even the first half had a few brief sombre moments like the doctor explaining that the emotional trauma and feelings of abandonment and abuse lead Jack to adopt the J.C. persona, or even more whenever the Gurneys and the Doctor ganged up on him and forced him to face the unpleasant truth.



* SexIsEvil: Jack believes this after his 'treatment'. [[spoiler: He kills the two women who try to arouse him, as Jack the Ripper.]]

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* SexIsEvil: Jack believes this after his 'treatment'. [[spoiler: [[KnightTemplar He kills the two women who try to arouse him, him]], as Jack the Ripper.]]



* WordSaladHumor: Jack's prone to this in the first half.

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* WordSaladHumor: Jack's prone to this in the first half. Many of the things he says are rather random about places, animals and people and show his abstract thoughts of love for the whole world.
8th Mar '17 1:25:51 AM Shadowgazer
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* LyricalDissonance: The 'cured' Jack leads a rousing rendition of 'Dem Bones'... singing about the bones he'd like to break if you put a toe outside Old English Values. It doubles as a brief VillainSong with members of the community like Dimmersdale, Mrs Treadwell and Mrs Piggot joining him.

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* LyricalDissonance: The 'cured' Jack leads a rousing rendition of 'Dem Bones'... singing about the bones he'd like to break if you put a toe outside Old English Values. It doubles as a brief VillainSong with members of the community like Dimmersdale, Dinsdale, Mrs Treadwell and Mrs Piggot joining him.



* MoralGuardians: After his 'cure', Jack becomes one of the lethal variety.

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* MoralGuardians: After his 'cure', Jack becomes one [[KnightTemplar of the lethal variety.]]



* TherapyBackfire: In the second half, the Gurneys try to get the Earl committed. Instead, the psychiatrist JOINS HIM IN SONG and gives him a clean bill of mental health.

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* TherapyBackfire: In the second half, the Gurneys try Charles Gurney tries to get the Earl committed. Instead, the psychiatrist JOINS HIM IN SONG and gives him a clean bill of mental health.



* UpperClassTwit: Dimmesdale. "Oh please help! I'm stuck in the brambles!"

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* UpperClassTwit: Dimmesdale.Dinsdale. "Oh please help! I'm stuck in the brambles!"
7th Mar '17 3:58:18 AM Shadowgazer
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* AGodAmI: The 14th Earl of Gurney in spades. Shared with and contested by another delusional who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God. Its actually ok as long as he believes that God is love. [[spoiler: Its a different story once he believes that the world and God works by cruelty and not by love.]]

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* AGodAmI: The 14th Earl of Gurney in spades. Shared with and contested by another delusional who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God. Its actually ok as long as he believes that God is love. [[spoiler: Its a different story once he believes that the world and God works by cruelty and not by love.]]



* LyricalDissonance: The 'cured' Jack leads a rousing rendition of 'Dem Bones'... singing about the bones he'd like to break if you put a toe outside Old English Values.

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* LyricalDissonance: The 'cured' Jack leads a rousing rendition of 'Dem Bones'... singing about the bones he'd like to break if you put a toe outside Old English Values. It doubles as a brief VillainSong with members of the community like Dimmersdale, Mrs Treadwell and Mrs Piggot joining him.



* TheMusical: Certainly qualifies, as characters burst into choreographed numbers on several occasions. Some of the singers are even sane.

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* TheMusical: Certainly qualifies, as characters burst into choreographed numbers on several occasions. Some or rather most of the singers are even sane.
7th Mar '17 3:32:39 AM Shadowgazer
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* AGodAmI: The 14th Earl of Gurney in spades. Shared with and contested by another delusional who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God.

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* AGodAmI: The 14th Earl of Gurney in spades. Shared with and contested by another delusional who believes he is the angry, Old Testament God. Its actually ok as long as he believes that God is love. [[spoiler: Its a different story once he believes that the world and God works by cruelty and not by love.]]
27th Aug '16 9:44:45 AM mlsmithca
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* [[spoiler: TheButlerDidIt: Tucker is framed for this to keep Jack out of prison after he murders a lover.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheButlerDidIt: Tucker is framed for this to keep Jack out of prison after he murders a lover.]]



* [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: The delusion that replaces the 14th Earl's far more benevolent Christ role. He murders two women, including his wife.]]



* WordSaladHumor: Jack's prone to this in the first half.

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* WordSaladHumor: Jack's prone to this in the first half.half.
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10th Dec '15 6:49:27 AM AllenbysEyes
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* UpperClassTwit: Dimmesdale. "Oh please help! I'm stuck in the brambles!"

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* UpperClassTwit: Dimmesdale. "Oh please help! I'm stuck in the brambles!"brambles!"
* WordSaladHumor: Jack's prone to this in the first half.
7th Dec '14 12:34:07 PM Patachou
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* [[spoiler: JackTheRipper: The delusion that replaces the 14th Earl's far more benevolent Christ role. He murders two women, including his wife.]]

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* [[spoiler: JackTheRipper: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: The delusion that replaces the 14th Earl's far more benevolent Christ role. He murders two women, including his wife.]]
19th Nov '14 8:10:40 PM FlamingSwordOfDoom
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20th Jan '14 2:23:48 AM CaseyJonesCaseyJones
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Jack's uncle is reduced to a hospitalized invalid after trying to have his nephew committed. The same goes for his psychiatrist, who ends up contorting painfully under electro-shock therapy.
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