History Literature / PussInBoots

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.
23rd Dec '13 7:41:07 PM Nire
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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 and leaves, incredibly pissed.

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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 up, curses her master's name, and leaves, incredibly pissed.leaves.
23rd Dec '13 7:40:11 PM Nire
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* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in the Italian version, ''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 and leaves, incredibly pissed.

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* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in the an Italian version, 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 and leaves, incredibly pissed.
17th Dec '13 10:48:08 AM Nire
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* UngratefulBastard: Some versions of the story have the cat's master turn out to be this. For example, in the Italian version, ''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 and leaves, incredibly pissed.
19th May '13 3:11:50 PM ASplashingKoi
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* LoveAtFirstSight

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* LoveAtFirstSightLoveAtFirstSight: How the princess falls for the miller's son.



* SatelliteLoveInterest
* TalkingAnimal

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* SatelliteLoveInterest
SatelliteLoveInterest: The princess, who doesn't have a purpose as a character outside of falling in love with and marrying the eponymous character's owner.
* TalkingAnimalTalkingAnimal: The titular character.
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