History Literature / AndThenThereWereNone

23rd Jul '16 4:41:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* KillEmAll: When the authorities arrive, they find ten bodies.

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* KillEmAll: When the authorities arrive, they find ten bodies. ''And then there were none.''
18th Jul '16 5:56:05 PM Adept
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* AxCrazy: Vera and, to a lesser extent, [[spoiler:Wargrave.]]

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* %%* AxCrazy: Vera and, to a lesser extent, [[spoiler:Wargrave.]]



* TheChessmaster: The killer is one with an elaborate GambitRoulette.

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* %%* TheChessmaster: The killer is one with an elaborate GambitRoulette.



* FingertipDrugAnalysis

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* %%* FingertipDrugAnalysis



* GambitRoulette

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* %%* GambitRoulette



* HangingJudge: Wargrave
* HauntedHeroine: Vera Claythorne

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* HangingJudge: Wargrave
Wargrave is infamous for his liberal use of death sentencing.
* HauntedHeroine: Vera ClaythorneClaythorne's monologues shows that she's haunted by the death of her charge Cyril, and the strain it puts to her relationship with his uncle, and her lover, Hugo.



* HolierThanThou: Emily Brent
* IronicNurseryTune: This was one of Christie's favourite tropes. In this book, it's central to the plot.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Only one of the guests is innocent of the crime they were accused of...and that person is the ''killer.'']]

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* HolierThanThou: Emily Brent
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Brent is a deeply religious woman whose convictions made her think herself as more righteous than the other, common "sinners".
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IronicNurseryTune: This was one of Christie's favourite tropes. In this book, it's central to the plot.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Only Only one of the guests is innocent of the crime they were accused of...and that person is the ''killer.'']]''



* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Judge ''Wargrave'', the killer.]]
* MessageInABottle: This is discovered at the end.

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* %%* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Judge ''Wargrave'', the killer.]]
* MessageInABottle: This is discovered at In the end.epilogue, the police discovers a message in a bottle, written by the killer, describing their motive and methods of murder.



* MurderByInaction: The Rogerses are accused of having done this to their previous mistress in order to inherit from her.

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* MurderByInaction: The Rogerses are accused of having done this to killed their previous mistress in order to inherit employer by withholding her medication while she's suffering from her.a heart attack.



* {{Pride}}: Miss Brent is consumed by it.
* PsychologicalThriller: The book has elements of this.

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* %%* {{Pride}}: Miss Brent is consumed by it.
* %%* PsychologicalThriller: The book has elements of this.



* ReligiousStereotype: Emily Brent

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* %%* ReligiousStereotype: Emily Brent



* SerialKiller

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* SerialKillerSerialKiller: U.N. Owen gathers 10 people on the island for the sole purpose of murdering them one by one.



* SociopathicHero:
** Philip Lombard is one, to a degree.
** [[spoiler:Wargrave also counts; he describes himself as someone who ''likes'' killing and inflicting pain, but only does so to those he believes are deserving of it by law.]]
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: This is how the killer sees the killings. He killed killers; his victims, not so much.
* TenLittleMurderVictims: This is the TropeNamer.

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* SociopathicHero:
** Philip Lombard is one, to a degree.
SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: U.N. Owen kills his victims based on the order of what he sees as an increasing guilt.
** [[spoiler:Wargrave also counts; he describes himself as someone who ''likes'' killing and inflicting pain, but only does so to those he believes are deserving of it by law.]]
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: This is how the killer sees the killings. He killed killers; his victims, not so much.
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%%* TenLittleMurderVictims: This is the TropeNamer.



* UpperClassTwit: Anthony Marston

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* %%* UpperClassTwit: Anthony Marston



* VigilanteExecution
* VigilanteMan: U. N. Owen

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* %%* VigilanteExecution
* %%* VigilanteMan: U. N. Owen



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or wasps and bees, in Miss Brent's case.
* WouldHurtAChild: Vera Claythorne

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* %%* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or wasps and bees, in Miss Brent's case.
* %%* WouldHurtAChild: Vera Claythorne



** The Russian adaptation leaves out [[spoiler:Wargrave's obsession with murder and paints him as more of a vigilante who got fed up with the corrupt judicial system and decided to stage a "perfect trial": "No two-faced [[AmoralAttorney sell-outs of lawyers]], no ridiculous capes or wigs--just the judge face to face with the accused, and the criminal with his executioner." He never mentions his terminal illness either, so his decision to kill himself can be seen as a conscious act of self-execution, since in the end he ''is'' a mass murderer, and "the greatest judge" like himself would never let such a thing go.]]

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** The Russian adaptation leaves out [[spoiler:Wargrave's [[spoiler:Wargrave's]] obsession with murder and paints him as more of a vigilante who got fed up with the [[spoiler:the corrupt judicial system and decided to stage a "perfect trial": "No two-faced [[AmoralAttorney sell-outs of lawyers]], no ridiculous capes or wigs--just the judge face to face with the accused, and the criminal with his executioner." "]] He never mentions his terminal illness either, so his decision to kill himself can be seen as a conscious act of self-execution, since [[spoiler:since in the end he ''is'' a mass murderer, and "the greatest judge" like himself would never let such a thing go.]]



* AintTooProudToBeg: In the 2015 version, [[spoiler: Vera tries to bargain with Wargrave to save her wretched life. [[SoftSpokenSadist Wargrave patiently indulges her...]] then gives her a subdued ReasonYouSuckSpeech, [[KickTheSonOfABitch kicks away the chair keeping her from hanging,]] [[AssholeVictim and then leaves her to her (well-deserved) fate.]]]]

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* AintTooProudToBeg: In the 2015 version, [[spoiler: Vera tries to bargain with Wargrave to save her wretched life. [[SoftSpokenSadist Wargrave patiently indulges her...]] then gives her a subdued ReasonYouSuckSpeech, [[KickTheSonOfABitch kicks away the chair keeping her from hanging,]] hanging, [[AssholeVictim and then leaves her to her (well-deserved) fate.]]]]
18th Jul '16 3:24:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The killer easily outwits their victims at most every turn. Panic really begins to set into the group when [[DwindlingParty people just keep dying]] and they begin to realize just ''how much'' smarter than them the killer really is.
17th Jul '16 1:45:59 AM MasoTey
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* WhatAnIdiot: InUnvierse, Macarthur thinks this of himself for thinking his wife took on a maternal interest in his subordinate's career, forgetting that the two were the same age.

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* WhatAnIdiot: InUnvierse, InUniverse, Macarthur thinks this of himself for thinking his wife took on a maternal interest in his subordinate's career, forgetting that the two were the same age.
16th Jul '16 11:37:32 PM Chabal2
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Macarthur basically gives up on life as soon as it's clear the island can't be escaped, making no effort to defend himself.



* UnableToSupportAWife: Hugo Hamilton had told Vera that he couldn't ask her to marry him because he hadn't a penny to his name. That confession motivated Vera to do away with the boy who stood between Hugo and a huge inheritance.

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* UnableToSupportAWife: Hugo Hamilton had told Vera that he couldn't ask her to marry him because he hadn't a penny to his name. That confession motivated Vera to do away with the boy who stood between Hugo and a huge inheritance. Too bad Hugo loved the kid more than the idea of getting rich...


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* WhatAnIdiot: InUnvierse, Macarthur thinks this of himself for thinking his wife took on a maternal interest in his subordinate's career, forgetting that the two were the same age.
10th Jul '16 11:24:22 AM illbeback312
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* BatmanGambit: The murderer [[spoiler:guesses that Vera Claythorne, after shooting Lombard, would hang herself upon finding the noose in her bedroom. And he is proven correct.]]
6th Jul '16 2:10:31 AM Adept
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** Christie's stage adaptation, which most of the film versions follow, has two of the ten characters [[spoiler:discover their innocence, survive, and fall in love. Those two characters are the two whom the murderer considered the most guilty and saved for last.]]

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** Christie's stage adaptation, which most of the film versions follow, has two of the ten characters [[spoiler:discover be revealed as innocent of their innocence, crimes, survive, and fall in love. Those In the original books, those two characters are the two whom the murderer considered the most guilty and saved for last.]]
4th Jul '16 3:47:36 AM Adept
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''And Then There Were None'' is, without hyperbole, one of the most famous and popular [[MysteryFiction murder mysteries]] in history.

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''And Then There Were None'' is, without hyperbole, one of the most famous and popular [[MysteryFiction murder mysteries]] in history.
history. It's the best selling novel of all time, outsold only by Literature/TheBible and works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
3rd Jul '16 7:46:56 AM Adept
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** Wargrave also subverts this trope: despite being a well-spoken and intelligent man, he sentenced an innocent man to death. [[spoiler:The story subverts the subversion when it reveals that Wargrave sentenced a guilty man and was always a very reasonable judge.]]

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** Wargrave also subverts this trope: despite being a well-spoken and intelligent man, he sentenced an innocent man to death. [[spoiler:The story subverts the subversion [[spoiler:Double subverted later, when it reveals it's revealed that Wargrave sentenced a guilty man and was always a very reasonable judge.]]
14th Jun '16 9:17:37 PM MasoTey
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* TruerToTheText: The Soviet and BBC versions are both much closer to the novel, compared to the the other film versions which are adaptations of the stage play (and frequently take liberties even with it).

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* TruerToTheText: The Soviet and BBC versions are both much closer to the novel, compared to the the other film versions which are adaptations of the stage play (and frequently take liberties even with it).
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