History Literature / PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies

18th Jul '17 10:00:35 AM HiddenWindshield
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* CulturalPosturing / MyKungFuIsBetterThanYourKungFu: The Bennett girls were trained by Shaolin masters, while Lady Catherine is versed in the "deadly arts" of Japan. This leads to some tension between her and Elizabeth, who feels she must defend the honor of the Chinese whenever Lady Catherine gloats about their alleged inferiority.

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* CulturalPosturing / MyKungFuIsBetterThanYourKungFu: CulturalPosturing: The Bennett girls were trained by Shaolin masters, while Lady Catherine is versed in the "deadly arts" of Japan. This leads to some tension between her and Elizabeth, who feels she must defend the honor of the Chinese whenever Lady Catherine gloats about their alleged inferiority.
3rd Jul '17 8:10:38 AM xcountryguy
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** In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' [[spoiler: Lt. Tindale]] swears that he will never let himself become a zombie. True to his word, when the battle becomes hopeless, he takes a last look at the window where the Bennet girls are watching and shoots himself in the head.
** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him becoming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].

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** In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' [[spoiler: Lt.[[spoiler:Lt. Tindale]] swears that he will never let himself become a zombie. True to his word, when the battle becomes hopeless, he takes a last look at the window where the Bennet girls are watching and shoots himself in the head.
** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] [[spoiler:Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him becoming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].



* BolivianArmyEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Wickham leading an army of zombies towards the wedding party, the Bennetts prepared to fight]].
* TheCaretaker: [[spoiler: Lydia makes a surprisingly cheerful caretaker to Wickham post "eloping", once Mr. Darcy renders him quadriplegic]].

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Wickham [[spoiler:Wickham leading an army of zombies towards the wedding party, the Bennetts prepared to fight]].
* TheCaretaker: [[spoiler: Lydia [[spoiler:Lydia makes a surprisingly cheerful caretaker to Wickham post "eloping", once Mr. Darcy renders him quadriplegic]].



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Charlotte Lucas.]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Charlotte [[spoiler:Charlotte Lucas.]]



* DirtyCoward: In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls''[[spoiler: Master Hawksworth]] frequently makes excuses to avoid fighting, and the one time he does join a battle he panics, steals another soldier's horse, and rides for his life, abandoning a hundred soldiers to be eaten by the zombie horde.

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* DirtyCoward: In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls''[[spoiler: Master Dreadfuls''[[spoiler:Master Hawksworth]] frequently makes excuses to avoid fighting, and the one time he does join a battle he panics, steals another soldier's horse, and rides for his life, abandoning a hundred soldiers to be eaten by the zombie horde.



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them paid off by [[spoiler: almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, he's [[spoiler: crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them paid off by [[spoiler: almost [[spoiler:almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, he's [[spoiler: crippled [[spoiler:crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].



* KillUsBoth: In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' an infected [[spoiler: Dr. Keckilpenny]] and a zombie.

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* KillUsBoth: In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' an infected [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Keckilpenny]] and a zombie.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Elizabeth considers doing this for Charlotte before she starts turning, but decides against it]].

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Elizabeth [[spoiler:Elizabeth considers doing this for Charlotte before she starts turning, but decides against it]].



* NotAZombie: No one seems to notice [[spoiler: Charlotte]] is slowly becoming a zombie until the last act of the book.
** Elizabeth knew - and kept helping [[spoiler: Charlotte]] try to act proper - but not until she was ''told'' about it and then sworn to keep quiet.
** Lady Catherine ''definitely'' knew about it. The only reason she kept inviting over [[spoiler: the Collins]] so often was so [[spoiler: Charlotte could be fed antidote in her tea]].

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* NotAZombie: No one seems to notice [[spoiler: Charlotte]] [[spoiler:Charlotte]] is slowly becoming a zombie until the last act of the book.
** Elizabeth knew - and kept helping [[spoiler: Charlotte]] [[spoiler:Charlotte]] try to act proper - but not until she was ''told'' about it and then sworn to keep quiet.
** Lady Catherine ''definitely'' knew about it. The only reason she kept inviting over [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Collins]] so often was so [[spoiler: Charlotte [[spoiler:Charlotte could be fed antidote in her tea]].



* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The film is definitely balanced. As it's mashing a romantic comedy with a zombie invasion, most of the original comedy from the book is intact. Horror elements are mostly played straight, such as the reveal that [[spoiler: Wickham is raising a zombie army]]. However there are many moments that are PlayedForLaughs in a straight-laced way - as Darcy's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove becomes a kung-fu fight between him and Lizzie.

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The film is definitely balanced. As it's mashing a romantic comedy with a zombie invasion, most of the original comedy from the book is intact. Horror elements are mostly played straight, such as the reveal that [[spoiler: Wickham [[spoiler:Wickham is raising a zombie army]]. However there are many moments that are PlayedForLaughs in a straight-laced way - as Darcy's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove becomes a kung-fu fight between him and Lizzie.



* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler: Charlotte Lucas]].

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* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler: Charlotte [[spoiler:Charlotte Lucas]].
8th Apr '17 7:40:10 AM TheTeaMustFlow
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* ZombieApocalypse: Averted. Zombies are somewhere between a nuisance and an enemy army in terms of threat. Also, they appear to be confined to England. (Which makes sense considering that England is an island and zombies probably wouldn't be able to swim.)\\

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* ZombieApocalypse: Averted. Zombies are somewhere between a nuisance and an enemy army in terms of threat. Also, they appear to be confined to England. (Which makes sense considering that England Great Britain is an island and zombies probably wouldn't be able to swim.)\\
25th Mar '17 12:12:20 PM fruitstripegum
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* FollowTheLeader: Quite a few other authors have attempted this sort of thing since, including "Mr. Darcy, Vampire."
11th Mar '17 2:09:53 PM fruitstripegum
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Regency England is far more brutal than it was in real life, likely a result of the plague. Duels to the death are common, and servants are often savagely beaten.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Regency England is far more brutal than it was in real life, likely a result of the plague. Duels to the death are common, and servants are often savagely beaten.
19th Feb '17 10:45:37 PM 1nightonly
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* TheVicar: Mr. Cummings in ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls''. Typically stiff and uptight, and gets so panicked in one scene with a zombie that he reads the wedding ceremony from his prayer book instead of last rights.

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* TheVicar: Mr. Cummings in ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls''. Typically stiff and uptight, and gets so panicked in one scene with a zombie that he reads the wedding ceremony from his prayer book instead of last rights.rites.
19th Feb '17 10:40:06 PM 1nightonly
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them payed off by [[spoiler: almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, he's [[spoiler: crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them payed paid off by [[spoiler: almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, he's [[spoiler: crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].
5th Feb '17 9:33:25 PM Idek618
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** Charlotte Lucas is meant to be very plain in the book, and she only accepts Mr Collins's proposal because she feels she'll never get another. She's very cute in the movie.
** Mr Collins is played by Matt Smith in the film, though in this case it's his personality that's off-putting.

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** Charlotte Lucas is meant to be very plain in the book, and she only accepts Mr Mr. Collins's proposal because she feels she'll never get another. She's very cute in the movie.
** Mr Mr. Collins is played by Matt Smith in the film, though in this case it's his personality that's off-putting.



** Mrs Bennet is a little younger and prettier in the film than she usually is. In the book, she's meant to be IWasQuiteALooker.

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** Mrs Mrs. Bennet is a little younger and prettier in the film than she usually is. In the book, she's meant to be IWasQuiteALooker.



* AdaptedOut: Inverted. The film is one of the few versions of the story to include Louisa Bingley, Mr Bingley's other sister. Usually it's just Caroline who shows up in adaptations.

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* AdaptedOut: Inverted. The film is one of the few versions of the story to include Louisa Bingley, Mr Mr. Bingley's other sister. Usually it's just Caroline who shows up in adaptations.



* BattleCouple: Elizabeth and Mr Darcy

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* BattleCouple: Elizabeth and Mr Mr. Darcy
24th Dec '16 3:08:15 AM Morgenthaler
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A [[Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies movie version]] starring Creator/LilyJames, SamRiley, MattSmith, LenaHeadey and CharlesDance, and Creator/NataliePortman as one of the producers (she was originally attached to star as well) was released in February 2016.

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A [[Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies movie version]] starring Creator/LilyJames, SamRiley, MattSmith, LenaHeadey Creator/SamRiley, Creator/MattSmith, Creator/LenaHeadey and CharlesDance, Creator/CharlesDance, and Creator/NataliePortman as one of the producers (she was originally attached to star as well) was released in February 2016.
17th Dec '16 4:27:10 PM skadooshbag
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* ZombieApocalypse: Averted. Zombies are somewhere between a nuisance and an enemy army in terms of threat. Also, they appear to be confined to England.\\

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* ZombieApocalypse: Averted. Zombies are somewhere between a nuisance and an enemy army in terms of threat. Also, they appear to be confined to England.\\ (Which makes sense considering that England is an island and zombies probably wouldn't be able to swim.)\\
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