History Literature / RedDragon

15th Oct '17 6:51:34 PM DrOO7
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dolarhyde abruptly dropping Reba home and blowing her off after their night together comes across like a jerk who was just using her and it's obvious that she's fearing this possibility. In truth, he's grappling with his alternate personality and is afraid that if he doesn't push her away, [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim he'll end up killing her]].
15th Oct '17 4:39:44 PM DrOO7
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* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: The TropeMaker, along with ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. Hannibal is approached by Graham, the FBI agent who had originally captured him, requesting his assistance in capturing a serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy". Hannibal provides this help to Graham, [[spoiler: while secretly corresponding with the Tooth Fairy behind his back]], in exchange for a first-class meal in his cell and privileges to use the prison library.


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* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: The TropeMaker, along with ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. Hannibal is approached by Graham, the FBI agent who had originally captured him, requesting his assistance in capturing a serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy". Hannibal provides this help to Graham, [[spoiler: while secretly corresponding with the Tooth Fairy behind his back]], in exchange for a first-class meal in his cell and privileges to use the prison library.


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** Will's approach to Lecter's cell is virtually identical to Clarice's.
6th Oct '17 6:02:53 PM slvstrChung
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* CombatPragmatist: 2002 film only. When Dolarhyde confronts Graham at the end of the film, Graham now knows some things about Dolarhyde's DarkAndTroubledPast. He uses it to keep Dolarhyde off balance.


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* LighterAndSofter: the 2002 film has a nicer ending. The ending of the book implies that implies that Molly is going to leave Graham, who is laid up in the hospital largely unable to move and with a face that has been cut to shreds; we later hear from Starling's narration that he's become an alcoholic. In the film, Graham still has his family, not to mention [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished Edward Norton's face]].


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* OneSteveLimit: Will Graham's stepson in the books is named Willy. This is coincidence, as the child was born to Molly and her first husband (a baseball player who died of cancer due to excessive tobacco chewing). The movie renames the kid "Josh" to keep things simple.
6th Oct '17 5:55:05 PM slvstrChung
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* CombatPragmatist: 2002 film only. When Dolarhyde confronts Graham at the end of the film, Graham now knows some things about Dolarhyde's DarkAndTroubledPast. He uses it to keep Dolarhyde off balance.



** To be fair [[spoiler:Dolarhyde was just playing her to make the investigation think he's dead and earn enough time to take his revenge on Will. He never seriously intended to shoot her in the face.]]

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** To be fair [[spoiler:Dolarhyde was may also have just been playing her to make the investigation think he's dead and earn enough time to take his revenge on Will. He never Since the entire scene is shown, both in book and films, from Reba's point of view, we don't and can't know whether he seriously intended to shoot her in the face.]]


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Dolarhyde genuinely cares for Reba, for whatever that's worth.
** In the 2002 movie's ending, this actually gets expanded on. When Graham finds Dolarhyde holding his stepson Josh hostage, his only play is [[BullyingADragon Bullying The Dragon]]. So he taps into Dolarhyde's FreudianThreat by speaking to Josh the same way Francis's grandmother spoke to him. ''Dolarhyde begins to empathize with his own hostage'', yelling at Graham to leave him alone, and eventually throwing Josh to the side in his eagerness to strike at the BigBad Graham has positioned himself as.
30th Sep '17 12:57:05 PM WaxingName
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In 1981 Thomas Harris released a very dark thriller called ''Red Dragon'', about a gifted FBI profiler named Will Graham, who comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of a {{Serial Killer}} known as "The Tooth Fairy" (for his habit of leaving bite marks on his victims). Throughout the novel, Graham reluctantly [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller seeks help from another serial killer]], the brilliant but insane psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The two had previously forced each other into mutual retirement, Graham by catching Lecter, and Lecter by nearly disemboweling Graham while trying to escape.

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In 1981 Thomas Harris released a very dark thriller called ''Red Dragon'', about a gifted FBI profiler named Will Graham, who comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of a {{Serial Killer}} known as "The Tooth Fairy" (for his habit of leaving bite marks on his victims). Throughout the novel, Graham reluctantly [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller seeks help from another serial killer]], the brilliant but insane psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter.Franchise/HannibalLecter. The two had previously forced each other into mutual retirement, Graham by catching Lecter, and Lecter by nearly disemboweling Graham while trying to escape.
24th Dec '16 2:49:03 AM Dragon101
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* IdiotBall: Hannibal Lecter is possibly the most dangerous criminal in the world, and he's held under the tightest security imagineable. He's allowed to use a phone in return for co-operating... and left unsupervised, with the call not listened into. Shockingly, he abuses this trust and manages to get Graham's home address.

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* IdiotBall: Hannibal Lecter is possibly the most dangerous criminal in the world, and he's held under the tightest security imagineable. He's allowed to use a phone in return for co-operating... and left unsupervised, with the call not listened into. Shockingly, [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he abuses this trust and manages to get Graham's home address.
17th Nov '16 1:39:37 PM Sharlee
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** Lecter claimed he was calling his lawyer. As insane as he is, he's still entitled to privacy for this communication. What was idiotic was giving him a phone that could call out at all, rather than having the lawyer dial ''him'' on a receive-only line.

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** Lecter claimed he was calling his lawyer. As insane as he is, he's still entitled to privacy for this communication. What was idiotic was giving him a phone that could call out at all, rather than having the lawyer dial call ''him'' on a receive-only line.phone with no dialing capacity.
17th Nov '16 1:37:36 PM Sharlee
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** Lecter claimed he was calling his lawyer. As insane as he is, he's still entitled to privacy for this communication.

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** Lecter claimed he was calling his lawyer. As insane as he is, he's still entitled to privacy for this communication. What was idiotic was giving him a phone that could call out at all, rather than having the lawyer dial ''him'' on a receive-only line.
17th Nov '16 1:31:24 PM Sharlee
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* FreudianThreat: When he wet the bed as a boy, Dolarhyde's grandmother threatened to ''cut off his penis with scissors''. As in, made him present it while she set her fabric shears' blades around the root.
11th Nov '16 4:12:10 PM Darkmage7280
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* FreudianExcuse: Dolarhyde; as Will Graham notes, "As a child, my heart goes out to him. As an adult, he's irredeemable." Dolarhyde's grandmother was rather an abusive parent who subject him to physical and emotional abuse.

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* FreudianExcuse: Dolarhyde; as Will Graham notes, "As a child, my heart goes out to him. As an adult, he's irredeemable." Dolarhyde's grandmother was rather an abusive parent who subject subjected him to severe physical and emotional abuse.abuse.
** His adoptive family prior to his grandmother was just as cruel and abusive.
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