History Literature / RevoltingRhymes

16th Mar '18 3:44:18 PM thatother1dude
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Red Riding Hood [[spoiler:as she kills the third little pig for seemingly no other reason than she fancied owning a pigskin travelling case. It might be more accurate to say she's a bitch in wolf's clothing (and a pigskin travelling case) as by she end she wears two wolfskin coats]].


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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Red Riding Hood is a seemingly innocent girl that kills multiple ([[FurryConfusion sapient]]) animals just to take their hides.
16th Mar '18 3:40:40 PM thatother1dude
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In 2016, a two-part computer-animated adaptation of five of the stories aired on the BBC. For tropes specific to that film, see [[WesternAnimation/RevoltingRhymes this page]].



** A second adaptation was done by the BBC in 2016, which combines Snow White's story with Red Riding Hood's, [[LesYay creating a sub-plot of them being childhood friends and possible lovers]], and having Riding Hood use the second of the wolf-skin coats as a gift for Snow White, while the third Little Pig is a greedy banker who invests most of the money in his bank in the failed houses of the other two pigs. [[spoiler: And the story is being told by the wolves' uncle to the intended baby-sitter of Red's children, who steals her identity and goes to meet the children in her place.]]
** In the second episode, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are likewise combined, with Jack selling his cow to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella and Jack ending up together with Jack as Cinderella's 'simple jam-maker by trade'. [[spoiler: And in the framing narrative, the wolf grows attached to Red's children as he tells the stories, and in the end can't bring himself to cook and eat them. He does, however, remain in the house until Red returns in order to stare her down, showing her how easily he ''could'' have done so, before departing for the forest.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: With the BBC adaptation, it creates the idea that the reason for Riding Hood killing the third pig is due to him embezzling the entirety of her finances, meaning she didn't trust him to even pay her for saving him; and her whole reason for turning into a wolf-killer being since her girlfriend was kidnapped in front of her. She also "donates" money reclaimed from the third pig to the seven 'dwarves' and Snow White in order to place a bet on the winning horse.
* AmbiguouslyGay: The BBC adaptation doesn't make it explicitly clear whether Red Riding Hood and Snow White are a same-sex couple or just extremely close friends.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Jack's mother and Goldilocks. Also the third little pig in the 2016 adaptation.]]
* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]] There are three in the 2016 BBC adaptation. The third one is the uncle of the other two wolves, and is the Narrator for all the stories.

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** A second adaptation was done by the BBC in 2016, which combines Snow White's story with Red Riding Hood's, [[LesYay creating a sub-plot of them being childhood friends and possible lovers]], and having Riding Hood use the second of the wolf-skin coats as a gift for Snow White, while the third Little Pig is a greedy banker who invests most of the money in his bank in the failed houses of the other two pigs. [[spoiler: And the story is being told by the wolves' uncle to the intended baby-sitter of Red's children, who steals her identity and goes to meet the children in her place.]]
** In the second episode, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are likewise combined, with Jack selling his cow to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella and Jack ending up together with Jack as Cinderella's 'simple jam-maker by trade'. [[spoiler: And in the framing narrative, the wolf grows attached to Red's children as he tells the stories, and in the end can't bring himself to cook and eat them. He does, however, remain in the house until Red returns in order to stare her down, showing her how easily he ''could'' have done so, before departing for the forest.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: With the BBC adaptation, it creates the idea that the reason for Riding Hood killing the third pig is due to him embezzling the entirety of her finances, meaning she didn't trust him to even pay her for saving him; and her whole reason for turning into a wolf-killer being since her girlfriend was kidnapped in front of her. She also "donates" money reclaimed from the third pig to the seven 'dwarves' and Snow White in order to place a bet on the winning horse.
* AmbiguouslyGay: The BBC adaptation doesn't make it explicitly clear whether Red Riding Hood and Snow White are a same-sex couple or just extremely close friends.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Jack's mother and Goldilocks. Also the third little pig in the 2016 adaptation.]]
* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]] There are three in the 2016 BBC adaptation. The third one is the uncle of the other two wolves, and is the Narrator for all the stories. ]]



** Subverted with prejudice with the BBC Adaptation, which has the third pig be portrayed as so irredeemably greedy, you don't even care what happens to him.
* {{Bowdlerise}}:
** Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace the prince calling Cinderella a "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids he was telling them to.

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** Subverted with prejudice with the BBC Adaptation, which has the third pig be portrayed as so irredeemably greedy, you don't even care what happens to him.
* {{Bowdlerise}}:
**
{{Bowdlerise}}: Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace the prince calling Cinderella a "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids he was telling them to.
"mutt".



* LesYay: Snow White and 'Red' Riding Hood in the BBC Adaptation, Riding Hood's iconic, for this universe, pistol being dropped by the Huntsman.
* LighterAndSofter: The BBC adaptation cuts away at a lot of the more gruesome parts, and the step-sisters' decapitation is depicted as non-fatal.



-->The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.\\

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-->The -->''The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.\\



And bang bang bang she shoots him dead.

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And bang bang bang she shoots him dead.''



-->The Seven Dwarves, though very nice\\

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-->The -->''The Seven Dwarves, though very nice\\



None of them got any dinner.
* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: The ending of the Red Riding Hood/Snow White story has the wolf tying up and gagging the babysitter and stealing her identity.]]

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None of them got any dinner.
* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: The ending of the Red Riding Hood/Snow White story has the wolf tying up and gagging the babysitter and stealing her identity.]]
dinner.''



-->Poor Cindy's heart was torn to shreds.\\
My prince! she thought. He chops off heads!
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears. Arguably the Ugly Sisters in the 2016 BBC adaptation too, in that they don't technically ''die'', though they do still lose their heads.]]

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-->Poor -->''Poor Cindy's heart was torn to shreds.\\
My prince! she thought. He chops off heads!
heads!''
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears. Arguably the Ugly Sisters in the 2016 BBC adaptation too, in that they don't technically ''die'', though they do still lose their heads.]]



** Cinderella's second Ugly Sister, after she still wants to try on the shoe after seeing what happened to the first Ugly Sister.

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** Cinderella's second Ugly Sister, after she Sister still wants to try on the shoe after seeing what happened to the first Ugly Sister.
16th Mar '18 12:14:16 PM thatother1dude
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}:
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Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace the prince calling Cinderella a "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids.kids he was telling them to.
11th Mar '17 3:11:38 PM comicwriter
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* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: The ending of the Red Riding Hood/Snow White story has the wolf tying up and gagging the babysitter and stealing her identity.]]
22nd Jan '17 11:05:53 PM smalltime
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids.
18th Jan '17 6:42:39 PM Psi001
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Jack's mother and Goldilocks. Also the third little pig in the 2016 adaptation.]]
1st Jan '17 7:38:11 PM smalltime
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* LighterAndSofter: The BBC adaptation cuts away at a lot of the more gruesome parts, and the step-sisters' decapitation is depicted as non-fatal.
1st Jan '17 5:15:46 AM Curiousconfusion
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears. Arguably the Ugly Sisters in the 2016 BBC adaptation too, in that they don't technically ''die'', though they do still lose their heads.]]
1st Jan '17 5:08:39 AM Curiousconfusion
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears.]]
1st Jan '17 4:57:09 AM Curiousconfusion
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* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]]

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* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]]]] There are three in the 2016 BBC adaptation. The third one is the uncle of the other two wolves, and is the Narrator for all the stories.
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