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18th Jan '17 7:11:44 PM PaulA
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''She'' was Haggard's second big success after ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', and was followed by a sequel and two prequels, one the story of Ayesha's early life and the other an InevitableCrossover in which the protagonist of ''King Solomon's Mines'' visits the hidden valley. It has been filmed multiple times, including a 1965 [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]] movie starring Ursula Andress as Ayesha, Creator/PeterCushing as Holly, and Creator/ChristopherLee as Billali (one of the tribesmen who worship She).

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''She'' was Haggard's second big success after ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', and was followed by a sequel and two prequels, one the story of Ayesha's early life and the other an InevitableCrossover in which the protagonist of ''King Solomon's Mines'' visits the hidden valley. It has been filmed multiple times, including a [[{{Film/She1965}} 1965 [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]] movie Productions movie]] starring Ursula Andress as Ayesha, Creator/PeterCushing as Holly, and Creator/ChristopherLee as Billali (one of the tribesmen who worship She).



!!Various adaptations of the novel provide examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Horace Holly is described as being hopelessly ugly, even ape-like in appearance. He's never that bad in the films (in which he's been played by Nigel Bruce and Creator/PeterCushing, among others).
* AdaptationalVillainy: Bilali, a leader of the Amahaggers who in the novel is a friend and helper to Holly and Leo, is evil in the 1965 film, kidnapping Leo on Ayesha's orders and trying to kill Leo in order to gain immortality in the fire.
* BarBrawl: Holly and Job get into one in the 1965 film, which prevents them from noticing that Leo has been lured off to meet She.
* BedlahBabe: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Created in the 1965 film by the PragmaticAdaptation. In the novel, it was logical enough for Leo's father to leave the boy with his old friend who was a professor of antiquities. In the movie, the fact that Leo's army buddy Holly just happens to be a professor of antiquities comes in pretty handy when Leo gets an invite to find a lost world.
* CrossingTheDesert: The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city in the 1965 film. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.
* DeathByAdaptation: Bilali, as a result of his AdaptationalVillainy.
* DownerEnding: The 1965 film. In this version, Leo goes into the flame along with She, unlike the novel where she enters first to show him it's safe. So he's left immortal while She shrivels up and dies. The film ends with Leo saying that he's going to wait for who knows how long (millenia?) for the blue flame to come again.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Bilali wants to become immortal too.
* FanserviceExtra: One of the [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]] in the Hammer film apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)
* HoneyTrap: In the 1965 film, Ustane leads Leo into a kidnapping.
* InTheBack: How Ayesha dispatches Bilali while he is struggling with Leo.
* LoveAtFirstSight: In the 1965 film, Ustane falls in love with Leo immediately--while leading him into a kidnapping--and tries to warn him off at the last second.

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!!Various !!Adaptations with their own pages include:

* ''Film/{{She 1965}}''

!!Other
adaptations of the novel provide examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Horace Holly is described as being hopelessly ugly, even ape-like in appearance. He's never that bad in the films (in which the 1935 film, for instance, he's been played by Nigel Bruce and Creator/PeterCushing, among others).
* AdaptationalVillainy: Bilali, a leader of the Amahaggers who in the novel is a friend and helper to Holly and Leo, is evil in the 1965 film, kidnapping Leo on Ayesha's orders and trying to kill Leo in order to gain immortality in the fire.
* BarBrawl: Holly and Job get into one in the 1965 film, which prevents them from noticing that Leo has been lured off to meet She.
* BedlahBabe: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Created in the 1965 film by the PragmaticAdaptation. In the novel, it was logical enough for Leo's father to leave the boy with his old friend who was a professor of antiquities. In the movie, the fact that Leo's army buddy Holly just happens to be a professor of antiquities comes in pretty handy when Leo gets an invite to find a lost world.
* CrossingTheDesert: The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city in the 1965 film. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.
* DeathByAdaptation: Bilali, as a result of his AdaptationalVillainy.
* DownerEnding: The 1965 film. In this version, Leo goes into the flame along with She, unlike the novel where she enters first to show him it's safe. So he's left immortal while She shrivels up and dies. The film ends with Leo saying that he's going to wait for who knows how long (millenia?) for the blue flame to come again.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Bilali wants to become immortal too.
* FanserviceExtra: One of the [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]] in the Hammer film apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)
* HoneyTrap: In the 1965 film, Ustane leads Leo into a kidnapping.
* InTheBack: How Ayesha dispatches Bilali while he is struggling with Leo.
* LoveAtFirstSight: In the 1965 film, Ustane falls in love with Leo immediately--while leading him into a kidnapping--and tries to warn him off at the last second.
Bruce).



* PragmaticAdaptation: The 1965 film dumps all of the first part of the novel--Leo's dying father turns five-year-old Leo over to Holly, Holly raises Leo to adulthood, Leo and Holly later examine the ring and potsherd left behind by Leo's father, Leo and Holly set off for Africa. In this version Leo and Holly are war buddies who find themselves in Cairo in 1918 after the Armistice. Bilali and Ustane kidnap Leo on behalf of She, who pops up fifteen minutes in, much earlier than her first appearance in the book. And then it's She who gives Leo the ring and the map and sends Leo off on his quest.
* SettingUpdate: In the 1935 film, the Arctic. The 1965 film keeps the Africa locale but moves the time frame up from latter-19th century to 1918.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 1965 film dumps all of the first part of the novel--Leo's dying father turns five-year-old Leo over to Holly, Holly raises Leo to adulthood, Leo and Holly later examine the ring and potsherd left behind by Leo's father, Leo and Holly set off for Africa. In this version Leo and Holly are war buddies who find themselves in Cairo in 1918 after the Armistice. Bilali and Ustane kidnap Leo on behalf of She, who pops up fifteen minutes in, much earlier than her first appearance in the book. And then it's She who gives Leo the ring and the map and sends Leo off on his quest.
* SettingUpdate: In the 1935 film, the Arctic. The 1965 film keeps the Africa locale but moves the time frame up from latter-19th century to 1918. \n
18th Jan '17 6:09:31 PM PaulA
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* OppositesAttract: She, who values her high intelligence as much as her beauty, loves Leo, who is handsome but not very bright. Lampshaded by Haggard, who offers the speculation that perhaps Leo had hidden depths which She could perceive and intended to help him develop.


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* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: She, who values her high intelligence as much as her beauty, loves Leo, who is handsome but not very bright. Remarked on in the foreword by Haggard, who offers the speculation that perhaps Leo had hidden depths which She could perceive and intended to help him develop.
18th Jan '17 6:08:03 PM PaulA
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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Leo's father passes his son and the family revenge quest onto Holly; Holly in turn passes his manuscript to Haggard after a chance meeting.

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin:
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Leo's father passes his son and the family revenge quest onto Holly; Holly in turn when he knows he's about to die.
** Holly
passes his manuscript to Haggard after a chance meeting.before he and Leo embark on an expedition to Asia from which they are not certain of returning.


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* OppositesAttract: She, who values her high intelligence as much as her beauty, loves Leo, who is handsome but not very bright. Lampshaded by Haggard, who offers the speculation that perhaps Leo had hidden depths which She could perceive and intended to help him develop.
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* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Holly is a fellow of ---- College, Cambridge.




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* YearX: In the foreword, Haggard reproduces the cover letter Holly sent him with the manuscript, which is dated "May 1, 18--".
18th Jan '17 5:51:11 PM PaulA
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* BloodFromTheMouth[=/=]IncurableCoughOfDeath: Leo's father is in the end stages of tuberculosis when he gets Holly to promise to be Leo's guardian.



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Leo's father is in the end stages of tuberculosis when he gets Holly to promise to be Leo's guardian. Symptoms include persistent coughing fits, one of which results in BloodFromTheMouth.



* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger." "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong." (Holly asked Haggard to disguise their true identities when he published the manuscript, so this is justified).

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* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger." "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong." (Holly asked Haggard to disguise their true identities when he published the manuscript, so this is justified).justified.)
** Leo = lion. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger".
** Holly = low but tough scrub tree.
** Job = long-suffering everyman.
** "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong".



* {{Reincarnation}}[=/=]ReincarnationRomance: Leo Vincey is apparently the reincarnation of Kallikrates, a man Ayesha loved and lost centuries ago. Ayesha for her part is determined to claim Leo as her lover after spending two thousand years hanging out with the corpse of Kallikrates.

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* {{Reincarnation}}[=/=]ReincarnationRomance: {{Reincarnation}}: Leo Vincey is apparently the reincarnation of Kallikrates, a man Ayesha loved and lost centuries ago. Ayesha for her part ago.
* ReincarnationRomance: The original novel
is determined to claim ambiguous about whether there's really one going on between Leo as her lover and Ayesha, or if it's just Ayesha's delusion after spending two thousand years hanging out with the corpse of Kallikrates. Kallikrates, but the sequels and prequels embrace the idea.



* BedlahBabe / FanserviceExtra: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]]. One of the dancers apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)

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* BedlahBabe / FanserviceExtra: BedlahBabe: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]]. One of the dancers apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)Dancers]].



* HoneyTrap/ LoveAtFirstSight / MinionWithAnFInEvil: In the 1965 film, Ustane leads Leo into a kidnapping--but she falls in love with him immediately and tries to warn him off at the last second.

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* HoneyTrap/ LoveAtFirstSight / MinionWithAnFInEvil: FanserviceExtra: One of the [[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]] in the Hammer film apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)
* HoneyTrap:
In the 1965 film, Ustane leads Leo into a kidnapping--but she falls in love with him immediately and tries to warn him off at the last second.kidnapping.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: In the 1965 film, Ustane falls in love with Leo immediately--while leading him into a kidnapping--and tries to warn him off at the last second.
18th Jan '17 6:25:52 AM Chariset
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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: Leo's father passes his son and the family revenge quest onto Holly; Holly in turn passes his manuscript to Haggard after a chance meeting.

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Leo's father passes his son and the family revenge quest onto Holly; Holly in turn passes his manuscript to Haggard after a chance meeting.



* IOweYouMyLife: Billali's attitude to Holly after he saves him from drowning.

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* IOweYouMyLife: *IOweYouMyLife: Billali's attitude to Holly after he saves him from drowning.



* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger." "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong." (Holly asked Haggard to disguise their true identities when he published the manuscript, so this is justified).

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* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger." "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong." " (Holly asked Haggard to disguise their true identities when he published the manuscript, so this is justified).
18th Jan '17 6:24:25 AM Chariset
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''She'' was Haggard's second big success after ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', and was followed by a sequel and two prequels, one the story of Ayesha's early life and the other an InevitableCrossover in which the protagonist of ''King Solomon's Mines'' visits the hidden valley. It has been filmed multiple times, including a 1965 [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]] movie starring Ursula Andress as Ayesha, Creator/PeterCushing as Holly, and Creator/ChristopherLee as Bilali (one of the tribesmen who worship She).

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''She'' was Haggard's second big success after ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', and was followed by a sequel and two prequels, one the story of Ayesha's early life and the other an InevitableCrossover in which the protagonist of ''King Solomon's Mines'' visits the hidden valley. It has been filmed multiple times, including a 1965 [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]] movie starring Ursula Andress as Ayesha, Creator/PeterCushing as Holly, and Creator/ChristopherLee as Bilali Billali (one of the tribesmen who worship She).



* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Ayesha's quarters are located within the catacombs of Kor, a sophisticated ancient civilization that had already been abandoned when she found it two thousand years ago, and had existed for at least four thousand years before that. Later she leads Leo, Holly, and Job through the ruins of the ancient city of Kor.

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* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Ayesha's quarters are located within the catacombs of Kor, Kôr, a sophisticated ancient civilization that had already been abandoned when she found it two thousand years ago, and had existed for at least four thousand years before that. Later she leads Leo, Holly, and Job through the ruins of the ancient city of Kor.Kôr.



* BloodFromTheMouth / IncurableCoughOfDeath: Leo's father is in the end stages of tuberculosis when he gets Holly to promise to be Leo's guardian.

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* BloodFromTheMouth / IncurableCoughOfDeath: BloodFromTheMouth[=/=]IncurableCoughOfDeath: Leo's father is in the end stages of tuberculosis when he gets Holly to promise to be Leo's guardian.



*IOweYouMyLife: Billali's attitude to Holly after he saves him from drowning.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: The shock of seeing She age 2000 years in a minute or two causes Leo's hair to instantly go white.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: The shock of seeing She age 2000 years in a minute or two causes Leo's hair to instantly go white.white, though there are hints that it will eventually regain its color.



* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong."

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* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. Leo's last name, Vincey, is a corruption of the Latin for "avenger." "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong."" (Holly asked Haggard to disguise their true identities when he published the manuscript, so this is justified).



* {{Reincarnation}} / ReincarnationRomance: Leo Vincey is apparently the reincarnation of Kallikrates, a man Ayesha loved and lost centuries ago. Ayesha for her part is determined to claim Leo as her lover after spending two thousand years hanging out with the corpse of Kallikrates.

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* {{Reincarnation}} / ReincarnationRomance: Leo Vincey is apparently the reincarnation RapidAging: The ultimate fate of Kallikrates, a man Ayesha loved and lost centuries ago. Ayesha for her part is determined to claim Leo as her lover after spending two thousand years hanging out with the corpse of Kallikrates.She.


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* {{Reincarnation}}[=/=]ReincarnationRomance: Leo Vincey is apparently the reincarnation of Kallikrates, a man Ayesha loved and lost centuries ago. Ayesha for her part is determined to claim Leo as her lover after spending two thousand years hanging out with the corpse of Kallikrates.


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* TragicKeepsake: Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave.
11th Jan '17 3:24:20 PM Chariset
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* BrainlessBeauty: Leo is gorgeous and can hold his own in a fight, but he's no genius. Even Haggard, acting as Horace Holly's "literary agent," wonders if Ayesha wouldn't have been happier with Holly, who is closer to her intellectual equal.
*CharmPerson: Ayesha can make anyone (or at least, any man) love her, whether he wants to or not.



*ExactWords: The tribesmen who try to kill Mahomed defend themselves from She's wrath, saying that her orders were not to harm the ''white'' travelers. But since they immediately turned on the other three anyway, it doesn't work.



* GodGuise: Ayesha. When Holly first hears of an immortal woman ruling the tribes, he imagines she fakes it by replacing herself every few decades with a daughter.



* GreenEyedMonster: Holly is envious of any attention Ayesha gives Leo, since he loves her himself.



* ImAHumanitarian: Some of the Amahagger tribe try to eat Mahomed, Leo and Holly's African servant.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Some of the Amahagger tribe try to eat kill Mahomed, Leo and Holly's African servant. servant, with the strong implication that they would have eaten him afterward.
*ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: Leo's father passes his son and the family revenge quest onto Holly; Holly in turn passes his manuscript to Haggard after a chance meeting.


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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Ayesha's long wait for her beloved's reincarnation has completely eroded her morals.


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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Billali explains that the tribe routinely kills some of the old women every few decades, to keep the matrilinial system from getting to the women's heads and making them "unbearable".


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* MeaningfulName: All over the place. Leo = lion, Holly = low but tough scrub tree, Job = long-suffering everyman. "Kallikrates" combines the Greek words for "beautiful" and "strong."


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* ThePowerOfLove: Love makes people do things they wouldn't do, or things outside their own best interest, repeatedly, and this is not always a good thing.
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The Amahagger murder tresspassers by shoving red-hot clay pots over their heads.



* MightyWhitey: She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, immortal ruler of a primitive African tribe, is white, and the book implies that white people made up the oldest civilizations. Ayesha has nothing but contempt for her subjects.

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* MightyWhitey: She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, immortal ruler of a primitive African tribe, is white, white (despite being an Egyptian), and the book implies that white people made up the oldest civilizations. Ayesha has nothing but contempt for her subjects.


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* NoPronunciationGuide: Averted. "Editorial notes" say that She's name is pronounced "Assha".
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* BedlahBabe / FanserviceExtra: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some belly dancers. One of the dancers apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)

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* BedlahBabe / FanserviceExtra: The opening scene of the 1965 film finds Leo, Holly, and Job in a Cairo bar taking in some belly dancers.[[BellyDancer Belly Dancers]]. One of the dancers apparently decided to up the {{Fanservice}} factor by going with pasties over her nipples rather than any kind of bra. (In 1965!)
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