History Literature / ASeriesofUnfortunateEvents

26th Nov '16 12:39:07 PM LarryMullen
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* DVDCommentary: Two, one that comes in the regular "actors and director" flavor and one that features the director and [[spoiler:Daniel Handler in character as]] Lemony Snicket himself, who is obviously very disturbed at the director's insistence on introducing count Olaf into the plot at all, let alone (supposedly) AsHimself.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Numerous rereleases of The Bad Beginning, including one priced higher than the thirteen-book box set. Also, the box sets, which have exclusive artwork. The new paperbacks are aversions because they're much better for about half the price.
18th Nov '16 6:32:00 PM maylove25
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* DespairEventHorizon: A variant: in Book the Twelfth, the Baudelaires [[spoiler:lose faith in the justice system and in staying "noble" people after realizing the judges of their KangarooCourt are corrupt and are allowing Count Olaf to kidnap Justice Strauss, taking advantage of everyone being blindfolded. Violet pretty much says even if Justice Strauss wants to help them, she can't because the system is too corrupt, and if the Baudelaires are away from society than Olaf can't get their fortune even if he has them.]] In Book the Thirteenth, they only decide [[spoiler:to return to society when they outgrow the deserted island and need to see how the world has fared.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: A variant: in Book the Twelfth, the Baudelaires [[spoiler:lose faith in the justice system and in staying "noble" people after realizing the judges of their KangarooCourt are corrupt and are allowing Count Olaf to kidnap Justice Strauss, taking advantage of everyone being blindfolded. Violet pretty much says even if Justice Strauss wants to help them, she can't because the system is too corrupt, and if the Baudelaires are away from society than then Olaf can't get their fortune even if he has them.]] In Book the Thirteenth, they only decide [[spoiler:to return to society when they outgrow the deserted island and need to see how the world has fared.]]
18th Nov '16 1:01:59 AM jormis29
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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning an Oscar-winning movie and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), the franchise is not so [[StillbornFranchise stillborn]], as {{Creator/Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ has obtained the film rights]] and will be adapting the books into a live-action series, set to premiere on Friday the 13th of January, 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners. Creator/PatrickWarburton will play the part of Lemony Snicket.

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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents an Oscar-winning movie movie]] and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), the franchise is not so [[StillbornFranchise stillborn]], as {{Creator/Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ has obtained the film rights]] and will be adapting the books into a [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents live-action series, series]], set to premiere on Friday the 13th of January, 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners. Creator/PatrickWarburton will play the part of Lemony Snicket.
12th Nov '16 5:38:50 PM Az_Tech341
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudleiares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudleiares Baudeliares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty.
12th Nov '16 3:54:09 PM Hedging
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudleiares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty.
7th Nov '16 11:48:20 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: Averted for most of the series, as Count Olaf if anything gets increasingly efficient and dangerous all the way up to the second-to-last book. However, it hits him ''hard'' in the last one, where he's not only abandoned all his minions, allies and resources, but for the first time in the series [[GlamourFailure completely fails to fool anyone]] with his latest PaperThinDisguise. It's implied that [[BeingEvilSucks his heart just isn't in it anymore.]]
14th Oct '16 12:19:15 PM thevisualboy37
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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning an Oscar-winning movie and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), the franchise is not so [[StillbornFranchise stillborn]], as {{Creator/Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ has obtained the film rights]] and will be adapting the books into a live-action series, set to begin filming in March of 2016 with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners.

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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning an Oscar-winning movie and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), the franchise is not so [[StillbornFranchise stillborn]], as {{Creator/Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ has obtained the film rights]] and will be adapting the books into a live-action series, set to begin filming in March premiere on Friday the 13th of 2016 January, 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners.
showrunners. Creator/PatrickWarburton will play the part of Lemony Snicket.
3rd Oct '16 10:37:28 AM Evelle
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* BitchInSheeepsClothing: [[spoiler:Esme Squalor]], who after a successful career as a financial advisor [[spoiler:starts an affair with Olaf while married to Jerome and conspires with him to steal the Baudelaires' fortune as well as that of the Quagmires'. In subsequent books she helps frame the Baudelaires for murder, forcibly behead Violet while the latter is unconscious, feed people to lions, kidnap ''more'' children and whip them into rowing a submarine. It's very cathartic when it's implied Olaf leaves her to die in the fire.]]

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* BitchInSheeepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Esme Squalor]], who after a successful career as a financial advisor [[spoiler:starts an affair with Olaf while married to Jerome and conspires with him to steal the Baudelaires' fortune as well as that of the Quagmires'. In subsequent books she helps frame the Baudelaires for murder, forcibly behead Violet while the latter is unconscious, feed people to lions, kidnap ''more'' children and whip them into rowing a submarine. It's very cathartic when it's implied Olaf leaves her to die in the fire.]]
2nd Oct '16 6:39:59 PM Az_Tech341
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* LethallyStupid: Any adult who isn't outright abusive to the Baudelaires will instead cause them trouble by being completely useless, or making them doing something way too dangerous for children. Poe is the best example, as he keeps bringing them to more crazy guardians sometimes even worse than the former. [[spoiler:They would have died in the Village of Fowl Devotees if they had stayed there.]]

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* LethallyStupid: Any adult who isn't outright abusive to the Baudelaires will instead cause them trouble by being completely useless, or making them doing something way too dangerous for children. Poe is the best example, as he keeps bringing them to more crazy guardians sometimes even worse than the former. [[spoiler:They would have died in the Village of Fowl Devotees if they had stayed there.]]
2nd Oct '16 4:15:18 PM Jayalaw
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* BilingualBonus: some of Sunny's comments, such as her arigato in the Slippery Slope, or her saying Aubergine to mean that she is making a plot with this eggplant. Others are a mishmash of English ("Kicbucit?" for "Is he dead?") and a couple are plain old Hebrew ("Yomhuledet!" which is translated as "Surprise" but means "birthday" and "Yomhashoah" which is translated as "Never again" but means "Holocaust Memorial Day"). The children also make pasta Puttanesca, an Italian dish translating as "whore's sauce." But Klaus explains to Violet that it means "Very few ingredients".
* ABirthdayNotABreak:
** Klaus spends his thirteenth in a jail cell.
** Violet goes through this when they return to the abandoned submarine and find some balloons, and [[spoiler:Sunny is sick from the Mycelia mushroom.]]



* BilingualBonus: some of Sunny's comments, such as her arigato in the Slippery Slope, or her saying Aubergine to mean that she is making a plot with this eggplant. Others are a mishmash of English ("Kicbucit?" for "Is he dead?") and a couple are plain old Hebrew ("Yomhuledet!" which is translated as "Surprise" but means "birthday" and "Yomhashoah" which is translated as "Never again" but means "Holocaust Memorial Day"). The children also make pasta Puttanesca, an Italian dish translating as "whore's sauce." But Klaus explains to Violet that it means "Very few ingredients".



* BittersweetEnding: Due to ExecutiveMeddling, the ending of the movie, that closes the story in an ambiguous but optimistic way: [[spoiler:"...the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed"]]. The third book, the last book the movie covers, also ends with this line.

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* BittersweetEnding: ABirthdayNotABreak:
** Klaus spends his thirteenth in a jail cell.
** Violet goes through this when they return to the abandoned submarine and find some balloons, and [[spoiler:Sunny is sick from the Mycelia mushroom.]]
* BitchInSheeepsClothing: [[spoiler:Esme Squalor]], who after a successful career as a financial advisor [[spoiler:starts an affair with Olaf while married to Jerome and conspires with him to steal the Baudelaires' fortune as well as that of the Quagmires'. In subsequent books she helps frame the Baudelaires for murder, forcibly behead Violet while the latter is unconscious, feed people to lions, kidnap ''more'' children and whip them into rowing a submarine. It's very cathartic when it's implied Olaf leaves her to die in the fire.]]
* BittersweetEnding:
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Due to ExecutiveMeddling, the ending of the movie, that closes the story in an ambiguous but optimistic way: [[spoiler:"...the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed"]]. The third book, the last book the movie covers, also ends with this line.line.
** ''The Beatrice Letters'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Baudelaire siblings and their charge Beatrice survived to adulthood, with Beatrice writing to her uncle Lemony.]] This means that [[spoiler:they survive everything Olaf and the world has put them through, and have managed to reenter society.]]



* KickTheDog:
** After Olaf kills Uncle Monty, the adults reveal that Monty's collection of reptiles will be separated. Some will go to zoos, or to museums, and some will even be euthanized. The reptiles seem to cry along with the Baudelaires when each party says goodbye to the other.
** The Village of Fowl Devotees treats the Baudelaires as little more than unpaid servants, and then as criminals when Olaf frames them for the murder of "Count Omar," actually Jacques, using flimsy evidence. Not to mention they like burning people at the stake.
** Officer Luciano [[spoiler:actually Esme Squalor]] while [[spoiler:trying to shoot down Hector's balloon injures one of the village crows. The villagers notice this and turn on her and "Detective Dupin" for breaking the rules.]]



* LethallyStupid: Any adult who isn't outright abusive to the Baudelaires will instead cause them trouble by being completely useless, or making them doing something way too dangerous for children. Poe is the best example, as he keeps bringing them to more crazy guardians sometimes even worse than the former.

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* LethallyStupid: Any adult who isn't outright abusive to the Baudelaires will instead cause them trouble by being completely useless, or making them doing something way too dangerous for children. Poe is the best example, as he keeps bringing them to more crazy guardians sometimes even worse than the former. [[spoiler:They would have died in the Village of Fowl Devotees if they had stayed there.]]



* MaliciousSlander: ''The Daily Punctilio'' accuses the orphans of murdering Count Olaf and most everyone believes it even though it doesn't even get the names of any of the people involved correct. Fernald uses this to profess his innocence when ''his'' name is mentioned as well.

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* MaliciousSlander: ''The Daily Punctilio'' accuses the orphans of murdering Count Olaf and most everyone believes it even though it doesn't even get the names of any of the people involved correct. Fernald uses this to profess his innocence when ''his'' name is mentioned as well.well, though he does admit that he saw the fires burn.
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