History Literature / SomethingWickedThisWayComes

1st May '16 12:50:02 PM DrNoPuma
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* RepulsiveRingmaster: Mr. Dark is the creepy, DealWithTheDevil-making ringmaster of the CircusOfFear.
23rd Aug '15 8:20:19 PM nombretomado
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* {{Epigraph}}: Includes a quote from Literature/TheBible and another one from ''MobyDick''.

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* {{Epigraph}}: Includes a quote from Literature/TheBible and another one from ''MobyDick''.''Literature/MobyDick''.
4th Aug '15 10:32:12 AM WillBGood
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A novel by Creator/RayBradbury, somewhat of a remake of ''Dark Carnival'', one of his earlier short stories. The story is more fantasy/horror than science fiction but still has his SignatureStyle all over it. Disney produced a film adaptation from a script written by Bradbury himself.

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A novel by Creator/RayBradbury, somewhat of a remake an expansion of ''Dark Carnival'', "The Black Ferris", one of his earlier short stories. The story is more fantasy/horror than science fiction but still has his SignatureStyle all over it. Disney produced a film adaptation from a script written by Bradbury himself.
5th Jun '15 7:11:49 AM AnotherGuy
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->"''By the breaking of my thumbs, [[TitleDrop something wicked this way comes]].''"

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->"''By the breaking pricking of my thumbs, [[TitleDrop something wicked this way comes]].''"
5th Jun '15 7:10:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* CircusOfFear: A very influential version of this trope; most modern versions owe something to this story

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* CircusOfFear: A very influential version of this trope; most modern versions owe something to this storystory.
* CorruptTheCutie: Mr. Dark takes an interest in Jim, thinking he'd be the perfect partner.




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* WeCanRuleTogether: Mr. Dark offers this to Jim, though it's never revealed whether he was serious about his offer.
5th Jun '15 7:09:08 AM AnotherGuy
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** {{Lampshaded}} by Mr. Dark, who suggests a WeCanRuleTogehter of "Dark and Nightshade, or Nightshade and Dark."

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** {{Lampshaded}} by Mr. Dark, who suggests a WeCanRuleTogehter WeCanRuleTogether of "Dark and Nightshade, or Nightshade and Dark."
5th Jun '15 7:08:51 AM AnotherGuy
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** {{Lampshaded}} by Mr. Dark, who suggests a WeCanRuleTogehter of "Dark and Nightshade, or Nightshade and Dark."
5th Jun '15 7:07:39 AM AnotherGuy
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* MookFaceTurn / ShockAndAwe: In the film, [[spoiler: Mr. Electro kills the Witch]] with an electrified lightning rod.
5th Jun '15 6:57:15 AM AnotherGuy
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** CallingYourAttacks: He mentally ''tells'' the Witch [[spoiler: "This is ''my smile'' on this bullet"]], which makes sense, so that the Witch can't confuse it for anything but a positive emotion.
5th Jun '15 6:51:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdultFear: Mr. Dark [[FlawExploitation exploits]] all of the character's secret fears and desires. For example, Mr. Dark attacks Mr. Hathaway's regret of being an old father, and dying before his son can grow up.
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