History Literature / She

11th Apr '17 3:03:26 PM roxana
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* CompleteImmortality: Holly speculates that She must be invulnerable as well as ageless to have survived over two millenia and She later confirms this.
9th Feb '17 5:27:44 PM PaulA
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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, though there are hints that it will eventually regain its color.

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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, though there are hints that it will eventually regain its color.LockedIntoStrangeness:


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** The shock of seeing She age 2000 years in a minute or two causes Leo's hair to instantly go white, though there are hints that it will eventually regain its color.
9th Feb '17 4:13:00 PM Chariset
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* 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.

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* ExactWords: The tribesmen who try tried 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.



* 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.

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* 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. He commits suicide the same night, but no one looks too deeply into things since he was already ''visibly'' on his way to the grave.



** Ayesha strikes Ustane, leaving a white mark in her hair that looks like three fingers. (No one gets a chance to see if it would eventually have grown out).



* MercyKill: Holly shoots Mahomed as the Armahagger are about to force his head into a red-hot iron pot. He was aiming for the tribesmen, but it is treated as a merciful act that spared Mahomed a truly horrible death.



* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: Holly successfully argues for the life of Ustane when she refuses to leave Leo, causing Ayesha to commute her sentence to banishment instead. Alas, poor Ustane comes back for Leo, sealing her fate.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Holly wonders to himself what it must have been like when She and her romantic rival had to work together to drag Kallikrates' body out of the caves.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Ayesha has always wanted it '''ALL''', beauty, power and transcendent knowledge, as she makes clear in ''Wisdom's Daughter''.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Ayesha has always wanted it '''ALL''', '''all''', beauty, power and transcendent knowledge, as she makes clear in ''Wisdom's Daughter''.
8th Feb '17 2:12:00 PM Chariset
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* LongLived: She is explicitly ''not'' immortal, just enjoying vastly prolonged youth, health, and beauty.



* ThreesomeSubtext: Discussed but [[DefiedTrope defied]] in Holly's inner monologue, who knows his love for She is hopeless because two men can't love one woman and be happy (and anyway, She doesn't love him).



** Kallikrates' body may have been this to Ayesha, since she keeps it whole and even sleeps in its tomb until she sees Leo.

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** Kallikrates' body may have been this to Ayesha, since she keeps it whole embalmed and even sleeps in on the floor of its tomb until she sees Leo.meets Leo. ([[ItsAllJunk Then she destroys it]]).
27th Jan '17 12:41:20 AM PaulA
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* TragicKeepsake: Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave. Kallikrates' body may have been this to Ayesha, since she keeps it whole and even sleeps in its tomb until she sees Leo.

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* TragicKeepsake: Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave. TragicKeepsake:
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Kallikrates' body may have been this to Ayesha, since she keeps it whole and even sleeps in its tomb until she sees Leo.Leo.
** Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave.
26th Jan '17 11:01:12 PM Chariset
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Leo and Holly go to Africa to answer the charge of Leo's ancestress, ordering someone from the family line to kill She and avenge Kallikrates. Leo does kill her (indirectly), though at that point it's the last thing he wants to do.
26th Jan '17 10:36:16 PM Chariset
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*ReptilesAreAbhorrent: She moves with a grace that Holly repeatedly describes as serpentine. The dual notes of "beautiful" and "lethal" are fully intended.



* TragicKeepsake: Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave.

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* TragicKeepsake: Both Leo and Holly take a lock from Ayesha's hair before they leave. Kallikrates' body may have been this to Ayesha, since she keeps it whole and even sleeps in its tomb until she sees Leo.
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.
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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.

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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.
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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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