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29th Nov '15 1:45:11 AM NTC3
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15th Nov '15 1:51:48 AM gallium
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* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: A weird social misfit, and his rats.
24th Aug '15 6:03:12 PM KingClark
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* AssholeVictim: A good number of the people that Ratman plays tricks on [[spoiler:or robs, or kills]] are either known to be this or revealed to be this after the fact
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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim: ** A good number of the people that Ratman plays tricks on [[spoiler:or robs, or kills]] are either known to be this or revealed to be this after the fact

* CharacterTitle: The Movies
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* CharacterTitle: The Moviesmovies.

* DeadManWriting: [[spoiler:The entire novel is heavily implied to fall under this trope]]
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* DeadManWriting: [[spoiler:The The entire novel is heavily implied to fall under this trope]]trope.

* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ben]] in the 2003 movie ** Although it is him that has the problem though, would Willard worry about the others coming after him if he thought he was dead for sure?
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ben]] in the 2003 movie ** Although it is him that has the problem though, would Willard worry about the others coming after him if he thought he was dead for sure?movie.

* DownerEnding: The 1971 movie * DragonInChief: Ben
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* DownerEnding: The 1971 movie movie. * DragonInChief: Ben Ben.

* FocusGroupEnding: The 2003 Movie. While it [[spoiler:removed the title character's death]], it gave the movie what some people consider [[spoiler: to be a much eerier ending]].
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* FocusGroupEnding: The 2003 Movie. While it movie, which [[spoiler:removed the title character's death]], it gave the movie what some people consider [[spoiler: to be a much eerier ending]].death]].

* HappyEnding: ''Ben'' (the movie, not the song of the same name)
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* HappyEnding: ''Ben'' (the movie, not the song of the same name)name).

* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: The end of the book, although the "killed" bit is open for debate]]
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* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: The end of the book, although the "killed" bit is open for debate]]debate.

** Anytime R Lee Ermey is in front of the camera.
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** Anytime R R. Lee Ermey is in front of the camera.

** MindScrew: Another way to describe the music video.

* NoNameGiven: In the novel, EVERYBODY except Martin, Ben, and Socrates. Averted in both film adaptations. * OhCrap: Ratman, upon realizing that [[spoiler:Ben has read his notebook.]] [[InsaneTrollLogic Wait..what?.]]
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* NoNameGiven: In the novel, EVERYBODY '''everybody''' except Martin, Ben, and Socrates. Averted in both film adaptations. * OhCrap: Ratman, upon realizing that [[spoiler:Ben has read his notebook.]] notebook]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic Wait..what?.]]Wait, what?]]

* PragmaticVillainy ** [[spoiler: Even after Socrates dies, Ratman is still largely concerned with using the rats to make end's meet and puts his plan for vengeance on the backburner for a while]] ** [[spoiler: Ratman suddenly takes pity on Mr. Martin at the last second, but leaves him for dead anyway for the sole reason that he saw Ratman without his mask.]]
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* PragmaticVillainy PragmaticVillainy: ** [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even after Socrates dies, Ratman is still largely concerned with using the rats to make end's meet and puts his plan for vengeance on the backburner for a while]] ** [[spoiler: Ratman [[spoiler:Ratman suddenly takes pity on Mr. Martin at the last second, but leaves him for dead anyway for the sole reason that he saw Ratman without his mask.]]

* TitleSequence: The 2003 movie has a very memorable one.
25th Jul '15 6:26:33 PM nombretomado
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The 1971 movie also had a sequel, ''Ben'', released in 1972. The MichaelJackson song of the same name was written for this movie and plays over the end credits.
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The 1971 movie also had a sequel, ''Ben'', released in 1972. The MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson song of the same name was written for this movie and plays over the end credits.
12th Jun '15 9:27:35 PM Homemaderat
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: A possible way to view the book [[spoiler:which becomes downright absurd by the end; the 2003 movie could also be viewed this way (albeit for different reasons), while the 1971 movie can't.]] The 2003 movie was actually advertised as "an unforgettable journey into the mind of a madman".
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: A The book is told entirely through Ratman's thoughts so it's possible way to view his sanity can be called into question. [[spoiler:If taken as full fact Ben is a really impressive rodent. But some things are up for debate within the book [[spoiler:which becomes downright absurd by the end; the 2003 movie could also be viewed this way (albeit for different reasons), while the narrative as uncertain just because Ratman himself wasn't there to witness it so he's only guessing.]] The 1971 movie can't.]] seems to go with the narrative being full on right. The 2003 movie however uses a twist ending and was actually advertised as "an unforgettable journey into the mind of a madman".
1st Feb '15 12:41:32 PM Homemaderat
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** Although it is him that has the problem though, would Willard worry about the others coming after him if he thought he was dead for sure?
8th Jan '15 11:00:24 AM nombretomado
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Much like RobertBloch's ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'', the book seems to have been influenced by real-life murderer, Ed Gein.
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Much like RobertBloch's Creator/RobertBloch's ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'', the book seems to have been influenced by real-life murderer, Ed Gein.
28th Dec '14 7:43:15 PM Thurisaz314
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4th Nov '14 12:08:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LeFilmArtistique: Parodied in Crisper Glover's music video "Ben", complete with women getting sexually aroused by mice, a lesbian headmistress and various German dictators, including AdolfHitler.
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* LeFilmArtistique: Parodied in Crisper Glover's music video "Ben", complete with women getting sexually aroused by mice, a lesbian headmistress and various German dictators, including AdolfHitler.UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
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