History Literature / PussInBoots

21st Mar '17 1:15:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FakeAristocrat: Thanks to his cat, the miller's son manages to pass himself off as a Marquis.
21st Mar '17 1:11:58 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ChessmasterSidekick: The miller's son owes just about everything to his cat.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Nowadays the king would probably do a background check on the so-called Marquis of Carabas' nobility.
6th Feb '17 6:31:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The tale is followed immediately by two [[AnAesop morals]]: "one stresses the importance of possessing industrie and savoir faire while the other extols the virtues of dress, countenance, and youth to win the heart of a [[SatelliteLoveInterest princess]]."

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The tale is followed immediately by two [[AnAesop morals]]: "one stresses the importance of possessing industrie and savoir faire while the other extols the virtues of dress, countenance, and youth to win the heart of a [[SatelliteLoveInterest princess]].princess."



* AntiHero: Or outright VillainProtagonist, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation depending on viewpoint]]. Puss literally lies, threatens and murders his way to the top - although to be fair, he did take [[MoralityPet the kid]] with him.
** Modern adaptations [[AdaptationalHeroism tend to be kinder to Puss]], establishing the Ogre as a monster who had it coming rather than just a show-off, having Puss promise to free the folk along the road from the tyranny of the Ogre if they play along, and making him treat the kid with a little more respect.
* CatsAreMean: Just ask that ogre.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The king and his daughter just happen to travel by in their coach.
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Invoked.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Puss to the kid.
* LoveAtFirstSight: How the princess falls for the miller's son.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]FanNickname: The cat isn't actually named in the story - fans just ''assume'' from the title that his name is Puss.
* NonHumanSidekick
* RagsToRoyalty

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* AntiHero: Or outright VillainProtagonist, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation depending on viewpoint]]. Puss literally lies, threatens and murders his way just squeaks by this trope due to IGaveMyWord; everything he does in the top - although story is to be fair, he did take [[MoralityPet the kid]] with him.
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keep end of promise. Furthermore, Modern adaptations [[AdaptationalHeroism tend to be kinder to Puss]], establishing the Ogre as a monster who had it coming rather than just a show-off, having Puss promise to free the folk along the road from the tyranny of the Ogre if they play along, and making him treat the kid with a little more respect.
* CatsAreMean: Just ask that ogre.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The king and
ogre..oh wait, you can't, because Puss ate him in order to steal his daughter just happen to travel by in their coach.castle.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The king ''and his daughter'' just happen to travel by in their coach.
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Invoked.
Invoked by Puss to swindle some new clothes for his master.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Puss to the is far more clever and competent than his master, the kid.
* LoveAtFirstSight: How the The princess falls for the miller's son.
youngest son immediately; that must have been a truly "splendid" suit.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]FanNickname: NoNameGiven: The cat isn't actually named in the story - fans just ''assume'' from the title that his name is Puss.
* NonHumanSidekick
NonHumanSidekick: Cat for a human.
* RagsToRoyaltyRagsToRoyalty: From a miller's youngest son to the king's heir.



* TalkingAnimal: The titular character.
* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in an Italian variation, ''Pippo and the Clever Cat,'' Pippo promises his cat that for everything she's done for him, she'll live like a queen and receive an elaborate funeral when she passes away. Deciding to test this, the cat plays dead. Pippo's wife is in tears mourning the cat, but Pippo simply says to grab her by the leg and toss her out the window. The cat gets up, curses her master's name, and leaves. In the Russian version, sets fire to the master's home first.

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* TalkingAnimal: The titular character.
character is not an ordinary cat because he can talk.
* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this.ungrateful indeed. For example, in an Italian variation, ''Pippo and the Clever Cat,'' Pippo promises his cat that for everything she's done for him, she'll live like a queen and receive an elaborate funeral when she passes away. Deciding to test this, the cat plays dead. Pippo's wife is in tears mourning the cat, but Pippo simply says to grab her by the leg and toss her out the window. The cat gets up, curses her master's name, and leaves. In the Russian version, the cat sets fire to the master's home first.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* YoungestChildWins

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting
VillainProtagonist: Puss literally lies, threatens and murders his way to the top - although to be fair, he did take [[MoralityPet the kid]] with him.
* YoungestChildWins
VoluntaryShapeshifting: The ogre can take other forms like a lion and a mouse.
* YoungestChildWins: The miller's youngest son gets a cat, who makes him a king.

2nd Dec '16 11:26:56 PM Xtifr
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'''"The Master Cat, or The Cat in Boots"''' ("Le Maistre Chat, ou Le Chat Botté"), more commonly known as '''"Puss in Boots"''', is a French FairyTale by Creator/CharlesPerrault about a [[TheTrickster cat who uses trickery]] to bring his master from [[RagsToRoyalty the lowest rung of society to the highest]]. The title character has become such an iconic figure that he was the former TropeNamer for the trope ChessmasterSidekick.

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'''"The "The Master Cat, or The Cat in Boots"''' Boots" ("Le Maistre Chat, ou Le Chat Botté"), more commonly known as '''"Puss "Puss in Boots"''', Boots", is a French FairyTale by Creator/CharlesPerrault about a [[TheTrickster cat who uses trickery]] to bring his master from [[RagsToRoyalty the lowest rung of society to the highest]]. The title character has become such an iconic figure that he was the former TropeNamer for the trope ChessmasterSidekick.
26th Sep '16 11:54:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AntiHero: Or outright VillainProtagonist, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on viewpoint]]. Puss literally lies, threatens and murders his way to the top - although to be fair, he did take [[MoralityPet the kid]] with him.
** Modern adaptations tend to be kinder to Puss, establishing the Ogre as a monster who had it coming rather than just a show-off, having Puss promise to free the folk along the road from the tyranny of the Ogre if they play along, and making him treat the kid with a little more respect.

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* AntiHero: Or outright VillainProtagonist, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation depending on viewpoint]]. Puss literally lies, threatens and murders his way to the top - although to be fair, he did take [[MoralityPet the kid]] with him.
** Modern adaptations [[AdaptationalHeroism tend to be kinder to Puss, Puss]], establishing the Ogre as a monster who had it coming rather than just a show-off, having Puss promise to free the folk along the road from the tyranny of the Ogre if they play along, and making him treat the kid with a little more respect.


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17th Jun '16 11:28:57 AM Omeganian
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* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in an Italian variation, ''Pippo and the Clever Cat,'' Pippo promises his cat that for everything she's done for him, she'll live like a queen and receive an elaborate funeral when she passes away. Deciding to test this, the cat plays dead. Pippo's wife is in tears mourning the cat, but Pippo simply says to grab her by the leg and toss her out the window. The cat gets up, curses her master's name, and leaves.

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* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in an Italian variation, ''Pippo and the Clever Cat,'' Pippo promises his cat that for everything she's done for him, she'll live like a queen and receive an elaborate funeral when she passes away. Deciding to test this, the cat plays dead. Pippo's wife is in tears mourning the cat, but Pippo simply says to grab her by the leg and toss her out the window. The cat gets up, curses her master's name, and leaves. In the Russian version, sets fire to the master's home first.
9th Feb '16 1:16:09 PM LordGro
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* TheBadGuyWins: Depends on whether or not you see the cat as being villainous.
21st Jan '16 1:35:54 PM waqob
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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Inverted.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Inverted.TheBadGuyWins: Depends on whether or not you see the cat as being villainous.
9th Oct '14 1:14:54 PM Patachou
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[[quoteright:259:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puss_in_boots_fairy_tale_2040.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:259: ''Help! Help! The Marquis of Carabas is drowning!'']]



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincessesEverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The king and his daughter just happen to travel by in their coach.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Nowadays the king would probably do a background check on the so-called Marquis of Carabas' nobility.
19th Jan '14 12:56:23 PM Chariset
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The cat hurries ahead of the coach, ordering the country folk along the road to tell the king that the land belongs to the "Marquis of Carabas", saying that if they do not he will [[MoralDissonance cut them into mincemeat]]. (A somewhat more plausible and palatable variant occurs in some versions: he claims that vicious gangs of bandits are plundering the countryside, and that his master has a powerful army these bandits would never dare to provoke, so the peasants should claim to anyone who asks that everything belongs to his master so that the bandits won't attack.) The cat then happens upon a castle inhabited by an [[VoluntaryShapeshifting ogre with shape-shifting abilities]]. Puss flatters and taunts the ogre into proving his powers by transforming into a mouse, at which point Puss promptly [[JustEatHim eats him]]. The king arrives at the castle (which Puss claims belongs to his master) and, impressed with the bogus Marquis and his estate, gives the lad the [[StandardHeroReward princess in marriage]]. Thereafter, the cat enjoys life as a great lord who runs after mice only for his own amusement.

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The cat hurries ahead of the coach, ordering the country folk along the road to tell the king that the land belongs to the "Marquis of Carabas", saying that if they do not he will [[MoralDissonance cut them into mincemeat]]. (A somewhat more plausible and palatable variant occurs in some versions: he claims that vicious gangs of bandits are plundering the countryside, and that his master has a powerful army these bandits would never dare to provoke, so the peasants should claim to anyone who asks that everything belongs to his master so that the bandits won't attack.) The cat then happens upon a castle inhabited by an [[VoluntaryShapeshifting ogre with shape-shifting abilities]]. Puss flatters and taunts the ogre into proving his powers by transforming into a mouse, at which point whereupon Puss promptly kills and [[JustEatHim eats him]]. The king arrives at the castle (which Puss claims belongs to his master) and, impressed with the bogus Marquis and his estate, gives the lad the his [[StandardHeroReward princess daughter in marriage]]. Thereafter, the cat enjoys life as a great lord who runs after mice only for his own amusement.
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