History Franchise / FuManchu

23rd Nov '15 12:51:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* SJPerelman: gave ''The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu'' his "Cloudland Revisited" treatment, poking fun at various aspects of the writing.
9th Aug '15 6:23:46 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Imagine a person, tall, lean, and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Creator/{{Shakespeare}} and a face like {{Satan}}, [[BaldOfEvil a close-shaven skull]], and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in [[DiabolicalMastermind one giant intellect]], with all the resources, if you will, [[FictionFiveHundred of a wealthy government]]--which, however, already has denied all knowledge of his existence. Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the {{yellow peril}} incarnate in one man."''

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->''"Imagine a person, tall, lean, and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Creator/{{Shakespeare}} and a face like {{Satan}}, [[BaldOfEvil a close-shaven skull]], skull, and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in [[DiabolicalMastermind one giant intellect]], intellect, with all the resources, if you will, [[FictionFiveHundred of a wealthy government]]--which, government--which, however, already has denied all knowledge of his existence. Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the {{yellow peril}} incarnate in one man."''
9th Aug '15 1:45:10 AM Canama
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: In VideoGame/TeamFortress2, Fu Manchu was the 1850's version of the Spy.
18th Jun '15 12:15:04 AM GovernorExplosion
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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire moustache style (with [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} Toki Wartooth]] being possibly the only exception), a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire moustache style (with (although [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} Toki Wartooth]] being possibly is a rare modern example of the only exception), style), a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
18th Jun '15 12:14:26 AM GovernorExplosion
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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire moustache style, a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire moustache style, style (with [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} Toki Wartooth]] being possibly the only exception), a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
30th May '15 4:54:26 PM BlackJAC
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* {{Expy}}: of SherlockHolmes
** Nayland Smith is Holmes
** Dr. Petrie is Watson
** Fu Manchu is Professor Moriarty
3rd Mar '15 1:58:36 PM Mercy
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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire facial moustache style, a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire facial moustache style, a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
3rd Mar '15 1:56:40 PM Mercy
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He has been played in over forty films by over a dozen different actors, including H. Agar Lyons (an Irishman), Warner Oland (a Swede, appearing in the page image), Creator/BorisKarloff (an Englishman, with Irish-American Myrna Loy as his daughter, here called Fah Lo), Creator/ChristopherLee (an Englishman with a bit of Italian in him), and Creator/PeterSellers (also English) -- but [[{{Yellowface}} never yet by an actual Asian actor]], although the daughter of Lee's version was played by Tsai Chin, an actual Chinese actress. In fact Sellers' take, ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'' (1980), is the last movie centered around the character to date, and a parody at that.

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He has been played in over forty films by over a dozen different actors, including H. Agar Lyons (an Irishman), Warner Oland (a Swede, appearing in the page image), Swede), Creator/BorisKarloff (an Englishman, with Irish-American Myrna Loy as his daughter, here called Fah Lo), Creator/ChristopherLee (an Englishman with a bit of Italian in him), him, see page image), and Creator/PeterSellers (also English) -- but [[{{Yellowface}} never yet by an actual Asian actor]], although the daughter of Lee's version was played by Tsai Chin, an actual Chinese actress. In fact Sellers' take, ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'' (1980), is the last movie centered around the character to date, and a parody at that.
3rd Mar '15 1:51:26 PM Mercy
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He has been played in over forty films by over a dozen different actors, including H. Agar Lyons (an Irishman), Warner Oland (a Swede, appearing in the page image), Creator/BorisKarloff (an Englishman, with Irish-American Myrna Loy as his daughter, here called Fah Lo), Creator/ChristopherLee (an Englishman with a bit of Italian in him), and Creator/PeterSellers (also English) -- but [[{{Yellowface}} never yet by an actual Asian]] actor, although the daughter of Lee's version was played by Tsai Chin, an actual Chinese actress. In fact Sellers' take, ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'' (1980), is the last movie centered around the character to date, and a parody at that.

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He has been played in over forty films by over a dozen different actors, including H. Agar Lyons (an Irishman), Warner Oland (a Swede, appearing in the page image), Creator/BorisKarloff (an Englishman, with Irish-American Myrna Loy as his daughter, here called Fah Lo), Creator/ChristopherLee (an Englishman with a bit of Italian in him), and Creator/PeterSellers (also English) -- but [[{{Yellowface}} never yet by an actual Asian]] actor, Asian actor]], although the daughter of Lee's version was played by Tsai Chin, an actual Chinese actress. In fact Sellers' take, ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'' (1980), is the last movie centered around the character to date, and a parody at that.



Of course, Fu Manchu also made [[OneSceneWonder a notable cameo]] in the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] ''Werewolf Women of the S.S.'' where he was played by none other than [[spoiler:Creator/NicolasCage.]]

He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire facial moustache style among the East Asian peoples of the world, a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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Of course, Fu Manchu also made [[OneSceneWonder a notable cameo]] in the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] ''Werewolf Women of the S.S.'' where he was played by none other than [[spoiler:Creator/NicolasCage.]]

Creator/NicolasCage.

He probably bears direct responsibility for killing off an entire facial moustache style among the East Asian peoples of the world, style, a feat only matched by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.



* AffablyEvil: Fu Manchu, who, despite using underhanded tactics, is a man of his word and even gifts his nemesis when said nemesis is married.

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* AffablyEvil: Fu Manchu, who, despite using underhanded tactics, is a man of his word and even gifts sends a wedding-gift to his nemesis when said nemesis is married.nemesis.



* BigBad

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* BigBadBigBad: Fu Manchu is ''always'' the big bad; it's his job.



* {{Chessmaster}}: Fu Manchu
* DaddysLittleVillain: Fah Lo Suee

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* {{Chessmaster}}: Fu Manchu
Manchu.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Fah Lo SueeSuee embodies the "beautiful but at least as evil as her father" version.



* EvenEvilHasStandards / NobleDemon: Fu, despite his willingness to mind-control, murder, and torture to gain his ends, nevertheless refuses in indulge in ''unnecessary'' cruelty and is always scrupulously a [[IGaveMyWord man of his word]]. He gives Naylor wedding presents and a sincere congratulations in the epilogue of ''The Drums of Fu Manchu''.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards / NobleDemon: Fu, despite his willingness to mind-control, murder, and torture to gain his ends, nevertheless refuses in indulge in ''unnecessary'' cruelty and is always scrupulously a [[IGaveMyWord man of his word]]. He gives Naylor Nayland Smith wedding presents and a sincere congratulations in the epilogue of ''The Drums of Fu Manchu''.



* GoodHairEvilHair: You will never, ever see a good character with a Fu Manchu mustache. Unless he's a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]].

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* GoodHairEvilHair: You will never, ever see a good character with a Fu Manchu mustache.moustache. Unless he's a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]].



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Karamaneh

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: KaramanehKaramaneh.
27th Dec '14 8:27:51 PM nombretomado
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* TheEndOrIsIt: The '60s film series (produced by Harry Alan Towers and starring ChristopherLee) would always end with Fu Manchu saying "The world shall hear from me again".

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The '60s film series (produced by Harry Alan Towers and starring ChristopherLee) Creator/ChristopherLee) would always end with Fu Manchu saying "The world shall hear from me again".
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