History Literature / Horns

24th Jul '16 11:07:54 AM IshiMatsu615
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] frequently expresses racist and misogynistic thoughts in his narration, and internally refers to all Asians as 'slants'.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] frequently expresses racist and misogynistic sexist thoughts in his narration, and internally refers to all Asians as 'slants'.
12th Mar '16 7:58:54 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: [[spoiler:It is heavily implied to be the reason why Lee Tourneau is a remorseless psychopath.]]

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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: [[spoiler:It [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau got the back of his skull impaled by falling on a pitchfork as a child. It is heavily implied to be the reason why Lee Tourneau he is a remorseless psychopath.]]
12th Mar '16 7:57:03 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure.



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure.
12th Mar '16 7:52:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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One morning, Ignatius "Ig" Martin Perrish awakes with a massive hangover. Something that seems more and more common for him these days. Especially since the anniversary for the night his girlfriend and the light of his life, Merrin Williams, was brutally raped and murdered and her disfigured body was tied to a cherry tree, is rapidly approaching. To his own horror, Ig was arrested for the crime. Though the charge against him was dropped, his name was never cleared, and most of the citizens in his hometown still believes that his rich and influential family protected him against his rightfully deserved punishment. Left by most of his friends and held at a distance by his family, Ig has felt trapped in what can only be his own personal hell.

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One morning, Ignatius "Ig" Martin Perrish awakes with a massive hangover. Something that seems more and more common for him these days. Especially since the anniversary for the night his girlfriend and the light of his life, Merrin Williams, was brutally raped and murdered and her disfigured body was found tied to a cherry tree, is rapidly approaching. To his own horror, Ig was arrested for the crime. Though the charge against him was dropped, his name was never cleared, and most of the citizens in his hometown still believes that his rich and influential family protected him against his rightfully deserved punishment. Left by most of his friends and held at a distance by his family, Ig has felt trapped in what can only be his own personal hell.
16th Jan '16 4:44:06 PM Exxolon
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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6587879_808.jpg]] ''Horns'' is a dark fantasy novel from 2010 and the second publication from American writer Creator/JoeHill.

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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6587879_808.jpg]] ''Horns'' jpg]]
'''''Horns'''''
is a dark fantasy novel from 2010 and the second publication from American writer Creator/JoeHill.
30th Sep '15 8:38:24 PM CassandraLeo
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* CompellingVoice: Sort of. Ig can make people do something they already want to do, even if it's something horrible that they've convinced themselves they don't want. However, he can't make people do something they have interest in; Father Mould doesn't want to kill himself, and Eric doesn't want to [[spoiler:not beat up Ig]]. He can also make people forget things but, again, they have to want to forget. [[spoiler:Terry]] thinks that Ig can offer a deal, but the other person has to accept.

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* CompellingVoice: Sort of. Ig can make people do something they already want to do, even if it's something horrible that they've convinced themselves they don't want. However, he can't make people do something they have no interest in; Father Mould doesn't want to kill himself, and Eric doesn't want to [[spoiler:not beat up Ig]]. He can also make people forget things but, again, they have to want to forget. [[spoiler:Terry]] thinks that Ig can offer a deal, but the other person has to accept.
7th Sep '15 9:24:54 PM Willbyr
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* AntiHero: Ig

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* AntiHero: IgIg never loses the core goodness in his nature, but grows more and more demonic over the course of the story and more at ease with what he can do with the horns' powers.



* BigRedDevil: Ig is turning into the classic image of Satan, starting with the horns. In time he's bald, sports a goatee, red-skinned, and even finds a pitchfork to brandish.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ig is reunited with Merrin's spirit in some sort of afterlife, after avenging her death and clearing his own name. In the book, Ig removes Terry's memories of being involved in covering up Merrin's death, which had nearly driven him to suicide out of guilt. Terry plans to head to New York for a more fulfilling career, and shows mutual interest with Glenna.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The chapters from [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau's]] viewpoint illustrate his psychopathy, his inability to understand those around him, and efforts to feign humanity.

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* BigRedDevil: Ig is turning into the classic image of Satan, starting with the horns. In time he's bald, red-skinned, sports a goatee, red-skinned, and even finds a pitchfork to brandish.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ig [[spoiler:Ig is reunited with Merrin's spirit in some sort of afterlife, after avenging her death and clearing his own name. In the book, Ig removes Terry's memories of being involved in covering up Merrin's death, which had nearly driven him to suicide out of guilt. Terry plans to head to New York for a more fulfilling career, and shows mutual interest with Glenna.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The chapters from [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau's]] viewpoint illustrate his psychopathy, his inability to understand those around him, and his efforts to feign humanity.



* CompellingVoice: Sort of. Ig can make people do something they already want to do, even if it's something horrible that they've convinced themselves they don't want. However, he can't make people do something they have interest in - Father Mould doesn't want to kill himself, and Eric doesn't want to [[spoiler: not beat up Ig]]. He can also make people forget things but, again, they have to want to forget. [[spoiler: Terry]] thinks that Ig can offer a deal, but the other person has to accept.

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* CompellingVoice: Sort of. Ig can make people do something they already want to do, even if it's something horrible that they've convinced themselves they don't want. However, he can't make people do something they have interest in - in; Father Mould doesn't want to kill himself, and Eric doesn't want to [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not beat up Ig]]. He can also make people forget things but, again, they have to want to forget. [[spoiler: Terry]] [[spoiler:Terry]] thinks that Ig can offer a deal, but the other person has to accept.



* DetectiveMole: A variant. In the movie, [[spoiler: Lee is Ig's lawyer.]]
* FeedItWithFire: [[spoiler: Lee beats Ig to a pulp, locks him in his car and sets it on fire. Ig manages to release the parking brake and the car rolls into the river. When he climbs from the wreckage, he realizes that instead of burning him, being engulfed in flames actually healed him, to the point where it even cured his asthma]].
* FieryCoverup: Ig's father believed that Ig was Merrin's killer, and he paid to have the evidence destroyed. Evidence which would have cleared Ig. Leaving everybody in town to suspect he was guilty and that his father's money protected him.
* FreudianExcuse: Lee Tourneau despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure.

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* DetectiveMole: A variant. In the movie, [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee is Ig's lawyer.]]
* FeedItWithFire: [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee beats Ig to a pulp, locks him in his car and sets it on fire. Ig manages to release the parking brake and the car rolls into the river. When he climbs from the wreckage, he realizes that instead of burning him, being engulfed in flames actually healed him, to the point where it even cured his asthma]].
* FieryCoverup: Ig's father believed that Ig was Merrin's killer, and he paid to have the evidence destroyed. Evidence which Unfortunately, that evidence would have cleared Ig. Leaving Ig, and thus everybody in town to suspect suspects he was guilty and that his father's money protected him.
* FreudianExcuse: Lee Tourneau [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Ig eventually finds a letter from Merrin explaining their breakup. She's dying of the same kind of cancer that killed her sister, and decided to push him away to spare him the pain of watching her die slowly and horribly. She hopes he'd find another girl and move on before realizing the truth.]].

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Ig [[spoiler:Ig eventually finds a letter from Merrin explaining their breakup. She's dying of the same kind of cancer that killed her sister, and decided to push him away to spare him the pain of watching her die slowly and horribly. She hopes he'd find another girl and move on before realizing the truth.]].



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Lee dies choking on a snake, similar to how he strangled Merrin.]]
* LivingLieDetector: Ig compels people to confess their sins and their innermost thoughts.
* MaybeEverAfter: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Terry and Glenna]] will end up together.

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee dies choking on a snake, similar to how he strangled Merrin.]]
* LivingLieDetector: Ig compels Ig's horns compel people to confess their sins and their innermost thoughts.
thoughts once they see them. [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] is the only person immune to their effect, likely because of [[spoiler:his brain damage]].
* MaybeEverAfter: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Terry [[spoiler:Terry and Glenna]] will end up together.



* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler: Ig sends a snake into Lee's open mouth during the climax.]]

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* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler: Ig [[spoiler:Ig sends a snake into Lee's open mouth during the climax.]]



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] frequently expresses racist and misogynistic thoughts in his narration, and internally refers to all Asians as 'slants'.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] frequently expresses racist and misogynistic thoughts in his narration, and internally refers to all Asians as 'slants'.'slants'.
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:Merrin's cross]] shuts off the influence of Ig's horns.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Everybody believes Ig killed Merrin and that his family's money saved him from justice. Including his father, who bribed someone to destroy evidence, not realizing it actually would have proven Ig's innocence.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Merrin had late-stage breast cancer when she was murdered. The real irony was that she was rather hoping God would surprise her with a quick death, so she wouldn't have to choose between a slow death and suicide]].
* ShoutOut: To Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want". To the point where the final part is entitled "the Gospel According to Mick and Keith".
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Everybody Everybody, including Ig's parents and grandmother, believes Ig killed Merrin and that his family's money saved him from justice. Including his father, who His father bribed someone to destroy evidence, not realizing it actually would have proven Ig's innocence.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Merrin [[spoiler:Merrin had late-stage breast cancer when she was murdered. The real irony was that she was rather hoping God would surprise her with a quick death, so she wouldn't have to choose between a slow death and suicide]].
* ShoutOut: To Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want". To Want", to the point where the final part is entitled "the Gospel According to Mick and Keith".
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]][[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]]. It's evident from his conversations with Ig when they were teenagers that there's something fundamentally broken in him, and the chapters told from his perspective make it abundantly clear. In his mother's one moment of lucidity, she calls him a package with nothing inside.



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] constantly misunderstands the actions of others, and has a vivid hallucination of becoming god-like.

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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau]] constantly misunderstands the actions of others, and has a vivid hallucination of becoming god-like.


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5th Sep '15 12:00:45 PM Pilomotor
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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Ig grows horns, controls snakes, and literally brings out the worst in people, but he uses these to find and punish Merrin's killer.

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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Ig grows horns, controls snakes, and literally brings out the worst in people, but he uses these to find and punish Merrin's killer.killer, and helps a few innocent people along the way.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ig is reunited with Merrin's spirit in some sort of afterlife, after clearing his own name. In the book, Ig removes Terry's memories of covering up Merrin's death. Terry plans to head to New York for a more fulfilling gig career, and shows mutual interest with Glenna.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ig is reunited with Merrin's spirit in some sort of afterlife, after avenging her death and clearing his own name. In the book, Ig removes Terry's memories of being involved in covering up Merrin's death. death, which had nearly driven him to suicide out of guilt. Terry plans to head to New York for a more fulfilling gig career, and shows mutual interest with Glenna.]]



* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler: Ig sends a snake into Lee's open mouth during the climax.]]



* SatanIsGood: Along with his GodIsEvil moment, Ig argues that the devil is the only higher being who really loves humans for what they are, despite their flaws.

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* SatanIsGood: Along with his GodIsEvil moment, Ig argues that the devil is the only higher being who really accepts and loves humans for what they are, despite their flaws.



* VoiceChangeling: One of Ig's later powers is mimicking the voices of others. He can do a perfectly convincing impersonation, even of someone whose voice he's never heard before.

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* VoiceChangeling: One of Ig's later powers is mimicking the voices of others. He can do a perfectly convincing impersonation, even of someone whose voice he's never heard before.before, and even over the phone to someone well outside of his horns' normal range.
5th Sep '15 11:11:14 AM Pilomotor
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Everybody believes Ig killed Merrin and that his family's money saved him from justice. Including his family, who paid to "save" him from justice.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Everybody believes Ig killed Merrin and that his family's money saved him from justice. Including his family, father, who paid bribed someone to "save" him from justice.destroy evidence, not realizing it actually would have proven Ig's innocence.
17th Aug '15 10:09:41 PM phoenix
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* FreudianExcuse: Lee Tourneau despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure.



* MommyIssues: [[spoiler:Lee Tourneau despises his mother and slowly tortures her as she dies of kidney failure]].
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