History Literature / TheBFG

2nd May '18 8:50:07 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant NO! Not that kind of]] {{BFG}}! Not to be confused with Music/TheNotoriousBIG either. ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl. "BFG" in this case stands for Big Friendly Giant, and is the name of one of the protagonists. He is a Giant, the magic mythological kind who lives in Giant Country and is the only member of his race who doesn't eat humans. The other protagonist is Sophie, a little orphan girl who the BFG kidnaps (an action he later regrets) because she catches a glimpse of him -- she's terrified at first, but, once she learns he's nice, she's actually quite glad to be out of the [[OrphanageOfFear horrible orphanage]] she lived in.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant NO! Not that kind of]] {{BFG}}! Not to be confused with Music/TheNotoriousBIG either. ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl. "BFG" in this case stands for Big Friendly Giant, and is the name of one of the protagonists. He is a Giant, the magic mythological kind who lives in Giant Country and is the only member of his race who doesn't eat humans. The other protagonist is Sophie, a little orphan girl who the BFG kidnaps (an action he later regrets) because she catches a glimpse of him -- she's terrified at first, but, once she learns he's nice, she's actually quite glad to be out of the [[OrphanageOfFear horrible orphanage]] she lived in.
27th Jan '18 10:00:17 PM Vox
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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal -- tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and contempt for the PunyHumans, the giants are all well aware of this -- they mention that if one of them is spotted there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.

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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal -- tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and contempt for the PunyHumans, the evil giants are all well aware of this -- they mention that if one of them is spotted there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.
19th Jan '18 4:03:51 PM Vox
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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Giants is never killing their own kind; only humans is. In fact, the BFG claims that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are the only species on the planet that kill their own kind]].[[note]]In fact, many animal species slay their own kind. The real difference is, as far as we can tell, humanity is the only species to feel regret when it happens.[[/note]]

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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Even though they bully him and beat him up regularly, the BFG insists that the other giants would never actually threaten his life. Giants is never killing their own kind; only humans is. In fact, the BFG claims that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are the only species on the planet that kill their own kind]].[[note]]In fact, many animal species slay their own kind. The real difference is, as far as we can tell, humanity is the only species to feel regret when it happens.[[/note]]
16th Jan '18 4:38:51 PM Vox
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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal -- tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and their general contempt for the PunyHumans, the giants are all well aware of this -- they mention that if one of them is spotted, there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG, the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.

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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal -- tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and their general contempt for the PunyHumans, the giants are all well aware of this -- they mention that if one of them is spotted, spotted there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG, BFG the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.
9th Jan '18 12:27:27 PM GracieLizzy
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[[IThoughtItMeant NO! Not that kind of]] {{BFG}}! Not to be confused with Music/TheNotoriousBIG either. ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl. "BFG" in this case stands for Big Friendly Giant, and is the name of one of the protagonists. He is a Giant, the magic mythological kind who lives in Giant Country and is the only member of his race who doesn't eat humans. The other protagonist is Sophie, a little orphan girl who the BFG kidnaps (and later regrets) because she catches a glimpse of him -- she's terrified at first, but, once she learns he's nice, she's actually quite glad to be out of the [[OrphanageOfFear horrible orphanage]] she lived in.

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[[IThoughtItMeant NO! Not that kind of]] {{BFG}}! Not to be confused with Music/TheNotoriousBIG either. ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl. "BFG" in this case stands for Big Friendly Giant, and is the name of one of the protagonists. He is a Giant, the magic mythological kind who lives in Giant Country and is the only member of his race who doesn't eat humans. The other protagonist is Sophie, a little orphan girl who the BFG kidnaps (and (an action he later regrets) because she catches a glimpse of him -- she's terrified at first, but, once she learns he's nice, she's actually quite glad to be out of the [[OrphanageOfFear horrible orphanage]] she lived in.
8th Jan '18 9:09:33 AM Tommoraptor
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* AxCrazy: The Bloodbottler.



* EvilIsBigger: Subverted by the BFG himself, but played straight in that his murderous brothers are much taller than ''he'' is. [[WildMassGuessing Presumably, because giants seem to be carnivores by nature, BFG is smaller due to malnourishment.]]

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* TheEvilGenius: Compared to the Fleshlumpeater who is dumb enough for the BFG himself to defeat, the Bloodbottler is apparently the smartest of the bunch. In his first scene, he barges into the BFG's cave, having overheard him talking to Sophie and correctly assumes that there is a "human bean" around. Furthermore, it takes the BFG a great deal of persuasion and lies to trick the Bloodbottler into tasting a snozzcumber.
* EvilIsBigger: Subverted by the BFG himself, but played straight in that his murderous brothers neighbours are much taller larger than ''he'' is. [[WildMassGuessing Presumably, because giants seem to be carnivores by nature, BFG is smaller due to malnourishment.]]



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The villainous giants: The Childchewer, the Butcher Boy, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fleshlumpeater]], the Bloodbottler, etc.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The villainous giants: The Childchewer, the Butcher Boy, Gizzardgulper, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fleshlumpeater]], the Bloodbottler, etc.
10th Nov '17 6:48:54 AM fruitstripegum
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* PajamaCladHero: Sophie spends most of the book in her nightdress. She gets a proper dress from the Queen later.
7th Nov '17 7:51:09 AM fruitstripegum
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* AlternateUniverse: Giant country is this in the animated adaptation, complete with a somewhat creepy looking portal.



* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The BFG at first attempts to persuade Bloodbottler into eating a Snozzcumber by comparing it to fruits, which he rejects with disgust, but when he suggests it tastes like bones, [[ImAHumanitarian he's quick to accept]].
%%* BathtubScene: But not for fanservice.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The red and green mouse-type-creature that lives in the BFG's house.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: TheRuntAtTheEnd: The red BFG is the smallest and green mouse-type-creature that lives in physically weakest of the BFG's house.giants. This, along with his refusal to eat humans, is why they all ostracize him.



* SergeantRock: The unamed Paratrooper Sergeant.



* TheRuntAtTheEnd: The BFG is the smallest and physically weakest of the giants. This, along with his refusal to eat humans, is why they all ostracize him.
20th Oct '17 11:07:22 AM Intelleblue
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** In the Hebrew version the giants fear David ([[Literature/TheBible from David and Goliath]]) rather than [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack and his giant-killing beanstalk]].

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** In the Hebrew version the giants fear David ([[Literature/TheBible from David and Goliath]]) rather than [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack and his giant-killing beanstalk]].Jack]].



* TheDreaded: The only human bean giants fear is the legendary [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller Jack]].

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* TheDreaded: The only human bean giants fear is the legendary [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller Jack]].[[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack and his giant-killing beanstalk]].
20th Oct '17 11:06:11 AM Intelleblue
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** In the Hebrew version the giants fear David ([[Literature/TheBible from David and Goliath]]) rather than [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller Jack]].

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** In the Hebrew version the giants fear David ([[Literature/TheBible from David and Goliath]]) rather than [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller Jack]].[[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack and his giant-killing beanstalk]].
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