History Literature / FatherBrown

24th Nov '16 5:41:45 PM BobTanaka
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Deconstructed in one story. Father Brown points out that a rich, beautiful girl who has always gotten whatever she wanted is not likely to marry an ugly old man.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Deconstructed in one story. Father Brown points out that a rich, beautiful girl who has always gotten whatever she wanted is not likely to marry have married an ugly old man.man: she'd have no reason to.
24th Nov '16 5:40:31 PM BobTanaka
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Deconstructed: in one story, Father Brown points out that a rich, beautiful girl who has always gotten whatever she wanted is not likely to marry an ugly old man.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Deconstructed: Deconstructed in one story, story. Father Brown points out that a rich, beautiful girl who has always gotten whatever she wanted is not likely to marry an ugly old man.
24th Nov '16 5:39:58 PM BobTanaka
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Deconstructed: in one story, Father Brown points out that a rich, beautiful girl who has always gotten whatever she wanted is not likely to marry an ugly old man.
31st Oct '16 3:34:38 AM radiaki
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Subverted with extreme prejudice.
** The aversion of this trope is lampshaded in Father Brown's very first story, ''"The Blue Cross"''

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Subverted Taken down with extreme prejudice.
** The aversion of this trope is lampshaded
prejudice in Father Brown's very first story, ''"The Blue Cross"''



** Actually {{Inverted}} on a couple of occasions, when Father Brown essentially states that he knows a certain mysterious occurrence was ''not'' BlackMagic because he knows what BlackMagic looks like and [whatever mysterious occurrence they're discussing] does not fit the signs.

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** Actually {{Inverted}} on On a couple of occasions, when Father Brown essentially states that he knows a certain mysterious occurrence was ''not'' BlackMagic because he knows what BlackMagic looks like and [whatever mysterious occurrence they're discussing] does not fit the signs.



** Simulataneously played straight and inverted in "The Queer Feet", in which Flambeau infiltrates a high-class party in black tie. When he's at the table, he behaves like a waiter (causing the guests to pay no attention to him), but when he's away from the table, he instead behaves like a guest (so the waiters, who are familiar with each other, don't find him out).

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** Simulataneously played straight and inverted in In "The Queer Feet", in which Flambeau infiltrates a high-class party in black tie. When he's at the table, he behaves like a waiter (causing the guests to pay no attention to him), but when he's away from the table, he instead behaves like a guest (so the waiters, who are familiar with each other, don't find him out).



--->N.B. The good Padre is probably talking about the miraculous transubstantiation of bread and wine into the literal body of Christ during the Eucharist, which all good Catholic priests would participate in once a day and possibly twice on Sundays.



** Also subverted in "The Honour of Israel Gow", when the Father is asked to perform a scan on a odd set of trinkets left behind on the scene and produces six equally plausible but all mutually contradictory stories explaining their presence--none of which turns out to be correct.

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** Also subverted in In "The Honour of Israel Gow", when the Father is asked to perform a scan on a odd set of trinkets left behind on the scene and produces six equally plausible but all mutually contradictory stories explaining their presence--none presence -- none of which turns out to be correct.



** Also a more unconventional version in "The Fairy Tale Of Father Brown". The greedy and paranoid EvilOverlord sneaks away in the dead of night to visit a local monk whom he suspects knows the location of a gold mine. The monk, who is the last of three brothers who led a successful LaResistance for some time, jumps the EvilOverlord and gags him with his own military sash, causing said Overlord to be shot by his own troops when he can't answer the challenge.

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** Also a more unconventional version in "The Fairy Tale Of Father Brown". The greedy and paranoid EvilOverlord sneaks away in the dead of night to visit a local monk whom he suspects knows the location of a gold mine. The monk, who is the last of three brothers who led a successful LaResistance [[LaResistance resistance]] for some time, jumps the EvilOverlord and gags him with his own military sash, causing said Overlord to be shot by his own troops when he can't answer the challenge.
2nd Oct '16 1:37:56 AM Adept
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* BackForTheDead / DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Valentin, introduced as the protagonist in the first short story; returns as the protagonist for the second short story, and commits suicide at the end of the same story.]]


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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Valentin, introduced as the protagonist in the first short story; returns as the protagonist for the second short story, and commits suicide at the end of the same story.]]
11th Aug '16 9:43:52 PM gemmabeta2
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** Also gently lampshaded in "The Honour of Israel Gow", when the Father was asked to perform a scan on a odd set of trinkets left behind on the scene and produces six equally plausible but all mutually contradictory stories on why the trinkets are present at the scene.

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** Also gently lampshaded subverted in "The Honour of Israel Gow", when the Father was is asked to perform a scan on a odd set of trinkets left behind on the scene and produces six equally plausible but all mutually contradictory stories on why the trinkets are present at the scene.explaining their presence--none of which turns out to be correct.
11th Aug '16 9:39:00 PM gemmabeta2
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** Also gently lampshaded in "The Honour of Israel Gow", when the Father was asked to perform a scan on a odd set of trinkets left behind on the scene and produces six equally plausible but all mutually contradictory stories on why the trinkets are present at the scene.
26th Jul '16 4:09:29 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Simulataneously played straight and inverted in "The Queer Feet", in which Flambeau infiltrates a high-class party in black tie, and behaves in such a neutral way that the guests assume that he's a waiter and the waiters assume that he's a guest.

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** Simulataneously played straight and inverted in "The Queer Feet", in which Flambeau infiltrates a high-class party in black tie, and tie. When he's at the table, he behaves in such like a neutral way that waiter (causing the guests assume that to pay no attention to him), but when he's a waiter and away from the waiters assume that he's table, he instead behaves like a guest.guest (so the waiters, who are familiar with each other, don't find him out).
12th Jul '16 1:53:08 PM vifetoile
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* AmateurSleuth: Father Brown.

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* AllLovingHero: Father Brown, appropriately for a priest, has a deep sense of ''agape,'' spiritual love for all people. He recognizes human monsters when he sees them, but even more so, he recognizes people's capacity for goodness and redemption.
* AmateurSleuth: Father Brown. Technically all of his training is in theology; he just happens to have a keen insight into the criminal mind thanks to his experience listening to Confession.


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* GoodShepherd: Father Brown, a reflection of GK Chesterton's Catholic faith, in literary form.
5th Jul '16 8:50:39 PM gemmabeta2
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* BackForTheDead / DecoyProtagonist: [[Spoiler: Valentin, introduced as the protagonist in the first short story; returns as the protagonist for the second short story, and commits suicide at the end of the same story.]]

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* BackForTheDead / DecoyProtagonist: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Valentin, introduced as the protagonist in the first short story; returns as the protagonist for the second short story, and commits suicide at the end of the same story.]]
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