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27th Apr '16 9:26:09 PM PaulA
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[[IThoughtItMeant NO! Not that kind of]] {{BFG}}! ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl and later an animated film by Creator/CosgroveHall (of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' and ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' fame). "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}}! ''The BFG'' is a book by Creator/RoaldDahl and later an animated film by Creator/CosgroveHall (of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' and ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' fame).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.



An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989 and was well received by audiences. A new live-action adaptation by Disney directed by StevenSpielberg is set for release in July 2016.

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An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989 and was well received by audiences. 1989. A new live-action adaptation by Disney directed by StevenSpielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg is set for release in July 2016.



!!Provides examples of:

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!!Provides !!The book provides examples of:



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips", and in the animated film, they fare even worse. They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more human (although they are still considerably repulsive).
* [[AdaptationDyeJob Adaptation Dye-Job]]: Sophie went from having long blonde hair in the book to having short red hair in the animated film. In the live action film, she has short brown hair.



* AnimatedAdaptation: Creator/CosgroveHall made one in 1989.
* AnimatedMusical: The Creator/CosgroveHall version had songs in it.
* AnimationBump: In the animated adaptation, different characters were drawn and animated in different ways. The Queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards are drawn in a hyper-realistic, rotoscoped way, while the military commanders, the giants and even Sophie are animated in a more traditionally and cartoonish, but less detailed way. Sometimes, it can be [[UncannyValley rather jarring]] to see the Queen's comparatively stale, realistic expressions compete with the tubby, fat-nosed Field Marshall's over-the-top gesticulations, while on other occasions (like the army overpowering the giants), it's [[StylisticSuck rather genius]].
* 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]] In the cartoon, Fleshlumpeater tries to kill the BFG after his plan to imprison the evil giants is exposed, on the basis that he [[NoTrueScotsman doesn't consider him a true giant any more, but a "human bean"]].

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Creator/CosgroveHall made one in 1989.
* AnimatedMusical: The Creator/CosgroveHall version had songs in it.
* AnimationBump: In the animated adaptation, different characters were drawn and animated in different ways. The Queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards are drawn in a hyper-realistic, rotoscoped way, while the military commanders, the giants and even Sophie are animated in a more traditionally and cartoonish, but less detailed way. Sometimes, it can be [[UncannyValley rather jarring]] to see the Queen's comparatively stale, realistic expressions compete with the tubby, fat-nosed Field Marshall's over-the-top gesticulations, while on other occasions (like the army overpowering the giants), it's [[StylisticSuck rather genius]].
* 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]] In the cartoon, Fleshlumpeater tries to kill the BFG after his plan to imprison the evil giants is exposed, on the basis that he [[NoTrueScotsman doesn't consider him a true giant any more, but a "human bean"]].[[/note]]



%%* AwardBaitSong:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CmETerX-q0 "Sometimes, Secretly"]] from the movie.



* BoyishShortHair: Sophie in the film.



* ChekhovsGun: Twice:
** In the movie: A nightmare caught early on is used to defeat the Fleshlumpeater and save the day during the climax.
** In the book: The Queen gives Sophie a sapphire brooch to wear. Later, she stabs the Fleshlumpeater with it to distract him from eating a soldier.

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* ChekhovsGun: Twice:
** In the movie: A nightmare caught early on is used to defeat the Fleshlumpeater and save the day during the climax.
** In the book:
The Queen gives Sophie a sapphire brooch to wear. Later, she stabs the Fleshlumpeater with it to distract him from eating a soldier.



* DemotedToExtra: In the animated film, the giants do not feature as much as they do in the book. In the book, they are constantly being talked about and show up in many sequences.



* EldritchLocation: Giant Country is a mild example, not being on a map but being quite reachable by helicopter. In the movie, it looks like a barren wasteland full of weirdly-shaped rocks. The Land of Dreams is an even weirder place, but appears to be less dangerous.

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* EldritchLocation: Giant Country is a mild example, not being on a map but being quite reachable by helicopter. In the movie, it looks like a barren wasteland full of weirdly-shaped rocks. The Land of Dreams is an even weirder place, but appears to be less dangerous.



* GoOutWithASmile: In the film, [[spoiler:a boy is eaten by Fleshlumpeater while he's having a nice dream.]]
* HaHaHaNo: In the movie, the BFG does this when discussing the different flavours of humans from around the world with Sophie.



* HumanoidAbomination: The giants are effectively this, especially in the film version.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: In the book, Sophie and the BFG stay in Buckingham Palace in the end. In the film, the BFG goes back to Giant Country so he can continue making dreams and Sophie decides to go back with him.]]
* InfantImmortality: The plot is built around averting this trope. Children ''do'' die in this book and film, though never on-screen. In the movie, we are invited to identify with one young lad into whose dream we see, [[MoodWhiplash only to have him very strongly be implied to become a victim of the Fleshlumpeater minutes later]].

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* HumanoidAbomination: The giants are effectively this, especially in the film version.
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* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: In the book, Sophie [[spoiler:Sophie and the BFG stay in Buckingham Palace in the end. In the film, the BFG goes back to Giant Country so he can continue making dreams and Sophie decides to go back with him.end.]]
* InfantImmortality: The plot is built around averting this trope. Children ''do'' die in this book and film, book, though never on-screen. In the movie, we are invited to identify with one young lad into whose dream we see, [[MoodWhiplash only to have him very strongly be implied to become a victim of the Fleshlumpeater minutes later]].on-screen.



* InvisiblePresident: Averted; the Queen is not only seen, but is a major character ''and'' plays an important role in the story, and a fairly worshipfully-written one, too. Though admittedly she's only called The Queen of England, not [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. However, she looks exactly like Elizabeth II in the animated version, and rather like her in Quentin Blake's extremely-stylized illustrations for the book.

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* InvisiblePresident: Averted; the Queen is not only seen, but is a major character ''and'' plays an important role in the story, and a fairly worshipfully-written one, too. Though admittedly she's only called The Queen of England, not [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. However, she looks exactly like Elizabeth II in the animated version, and rather like her in Quentin Blake's extremely-stylized illustrations for the book.



* ItsPronouncedTropay: Due to their severe lack of education, the giants frequently mispronounce words in the English language; even the BFG refers to human beings as "human beans". [[spoiler: During the climax of the film, when Fleshlumpeater refers to Sophie as a "human bean", the BFG defiantly corrects him.]]
* JumpScare: In the movie, the moment when Bloodbottler first enters the BFG's home is ''extremely'' jarring.
* KarmaHoudini: Averted somewhat in the movie: Mrs. Clonkers, who is thoroughly unpleasant and cruel, not only has [[spoiler:her OrphanageOfFear shut down, but it is also decided that she will become the evil Giants' keeper.]] She can't have been too happy about that.



* MagicalLand: Giant Country and Dream Country. The book indicates these are [[LostWorld unexplored territories]] on Earth, while the visuals in the animated movie seem to imply they are more akin to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]].

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* MagicalLand: Giant Country and Dream Country. The book indicates these are [[LostWorld unexplored territories]] on Earth, while the visuals in the animated movie seem to imply they are more akin to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]].Earth.



* MindRape: In the movie, the last evil Giant standing (Fleshlumpeater) is defeated when the BFG blows a nightmare into him, [[spoiler:causing him to hallucinate that he is face-to-face with Jack the Giant Killer]]. In the book, Fleshlumpeater is given that dream much earlier, but only as a humorous aside.



%%* NoIndoorVoice: Fleshlumpeater and Bloodbottler, in the movie.
* NoTrueScotsman: The other giants essentially disown the BFG for not eating humans, though neither party does anything to patch the ties. The climax of the film makes it clear that they [[FantasticRacism don't even consider him a giant.]]
--> '''Fleshlumpeater:''' You is not ''giant!'' You is more like...human bean!
--> '''[[IResembleThatRemark BFG]]:''' [[ItIsPronouncedTropay Human]] ''[[ItIsPronouncedTropay being!]]'' Yes! I'd rather be one of them than like you!
* ObviouslyEvil: The giants look even more evil in the animated movie than their physical descriptions and illustrations from the book. For instance, Fleshlumpeater is not only a towering brute, but has fanged, rotten teeth, a scarred face, barbaric regalia, and blood-red eyes.
* OhCrap: In the movie, after the Army captures [[spoiler:eight]] evil Giants:
-->'''Head of the Army:''' Funny. He ''(the BFG)'' said there were [[spoiler:nine!]]
--> '''Head of the Navy:''' You know he can't talk English. He probably can't [[spoiler: count, either!]] Ha-ha!
--> [[spoiler:'''Fleshlumpeater:''' ''(roars)'']]
--> ''(panic ensues)''

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%%* NoIndoorVoice: Fleshlumpeater and Bloodbottler, in the movie.
* NoTrueScotsman: The other giants essentially disown the BFG for not eating humans, though neither party does anything to patch the ties. The climax of the film makes it clear that they [[FantasticRacism don't even consider him a giant.]]\n--> '''Fleshlumpeater:''' You is not ''giant!'' You is more like...human bean!\n--> '''[[IResembleThatRemark BFG]]:''' [[ItIsPronouncedTropay Human]] ''[[ItIsPronouncedTropay being!]]'' Yes! I'd rather be one of them than like you!\n* ObviouslyEvil: The giants look even more evil in the animated movie than their physical descriptions and illustrations from the book. For instance, Fleshlumpeater is not only a towering brute, but has fanged, rotten teeth, a scarred face, barbaric regalia, and blood-red eyes.\n* OhCrap: In the movie, after the Army captures [[spoiler:eight]] evil Giants:\n-->'''Head of the Army:''' Funny. He ''(the BFG)'' said there were [[spoiler:nine!]]\n--> '''Head of the Navy:''' You know he can't talk English. He probably can't [[spoiler: count, either!]] Ha-ha!\n--> [[spoiler:'''Fleshlumpeater:''' ''(roars)'']]\n--> ''(panic ensues)''



%%* {{Phlegmings}}: Several of the Giants.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: At the climax of the movie, when the enraged Fleshlumpeater is hunting down the titular character: "'''B! F! G!'''"



* SceneryPorn: In the movie, the shots of Dream Country and the exterior shots of the volcano in Giant Country are ''beautiful''.



* SheWhoMustNotBeSeen: Mrs. Clonkers never appears in the animated film. Only her voice is heard.
* ShoutOut: In the animated movie, a young boy has a ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' poster in his bedroom.



%%* TheVoice: Mrs. Clonkers.


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!!The adaptations provide examples of:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips", and in the animated film, they fare even worse. They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more human (although they are still considerably repulsive).
* [[AdaptationDyeJob Adaptation Dye-Job]]: Sophie went from having long blonde hair in the book to having short red hair in the animated film. In the live action film, she has short brown hair.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Creator/CosgroveHall made one in 1989.
* AnimatedMusical: The Creator/CosgroveHall version had songs in it.
* AnimationBump: In the animated adaptation, different characters were drawn and animated in different ways. The Queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards are drawn in a hyper-realistic, rotoscoped way, while the military commanders, the giants and even Sophie are animated in a more traditionally and cartoonish, but less detailed way. Sometimes, it can be [[UncannyValley rather jarring]] to see the Queen's comparatively stale, realistic expressions compete with the tubby, fat-nosed Field Marshall's over-the-top gesticulations, while on other occasions (like the army overpowering the giants), it's [[StylisticSuck rather genius]].
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Giants is never killing their own kind; only humans is. In the cartoon, Fleshlumpeater tries to kill the BFG after his plan to imprison the evil giants is exposed, on the basis that he [[NoTrueScotsman doesn't consider him a true giant any more, but a "human bean"]].
%%* AwardBaitSong:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CmETerX-q0 "Sometimes, Secretly"]] from the movie.
* BoyishShortHair: Sophie in the film.
* ChekhovsGun: In the movie, a nightmare caught early on is used to defeat the Fleshlumpeater and save the day during the climax.
* DemotedToExtra: In the animated film, the giants do not feature as much as they do in the book. In the book, they are constantly being talked about and show up in many sequences.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the film, [[spoiler:a boy is eaten by Fleshlumpeater while he's having a nice dream.]]
* HaHaHaNo: In the movie, the BFG does this when discussing the different flavours of humans from around the world with Sophie.
* IChooseToStay: In the film, [[spoiler:the BFG goes back to Giant Country so he can continue making dreams and Sophie decides to go back with him.]]
* ItsPronouncedTropay: Due to their severe lack of education, the giants frequently mispronounce words in the English language; even the BFG refers to human beings as "human beans". During the climax of the film, [[spoiler:when Fleshlumpeater refers to Sophie as a "human bean", the BFG defiantly corrects him.]]
* JumpScare: In the movie, the moment when Bloodbottler first enters the BFG's home is ''extremely'' jarring.
* KarmaHoudini: Averted somewhat in the movie: Mrs. Clonkers, who is thoroughly unpleasant and cruel, not only has [[spoiler:her OrphanageOfFear shut down, but it is also decided that she will become the evil Giants' keeper.]] She can't have been too happy about that.
* MagicalLand: Giant Country and Dream Country. The visuals in the animated movie seem to imply they are more akin to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]].
* MindRape: In the movie, the last evil Giant standing (Fleshlumpeater) is defeated when the BFG blows a nightmare into him, [[spoiler:causing him to hallucinate that he is face-to-face with Jack the Giant Killer]]. In the book, Fleshlumpeater is given that dream much earlier, but only as a humorous aside.
%%* NoIndoorVoice: Fleshlumpeater and Bloodbottler, in the movie.
* NoTrueScotsman: The other giants essentially disown the BFG for not eating humans, though neither party does anything to patch the ties. The climax of the film makes it clear that they [[FantasticRacism don't even consider him a giant.]]
--> '''Fleshlumpeater:''' You is not ''giant!'' You is more like...human bean!
--> '''[[IResembleThatRemark BFG]]:''' [[ItIsPronouncedTropay Human]] ''[[ItIsPronouncedTropay being!]]'' Yes! I'd rather be one of them than like you!
* ObviouslyEvil: The giants look even more evil in the animated movie than their physical descriptions and illustrations from the book. For instance, Fleshlumpeater is not only a towering brute, but has fanged, rotten teeth, a scarred face, barbaric regalia, and blood-red eyes.
* OhCrap: In the movie, after the Army captures [[spoiler:eight]] evil Giants:
-->'''Head of the Army:''' Funny. He ''(the BFG)'' said there were [[spoiler:nine!]]
--> '''Head of the Navy:''' You know he can't talk English. He probably can't [[spoiler: count, either!]] Ha-ha!
--> [[spoiler:'''Fleshlumpeater:''' ''(roars)'']]
--> ''(panic ensues)''
%%* {{Phlegmings}}: Several of the Giants.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: At the climax of the movie, when the enraged Fleshlumpeater is hunting down the titular character: "'''B! F! G!'''"
* SceneryPorn: In the movie, the shots of Dream Country and the exterior shots of the volcano in Giant Country are ''beautiful''.
* SheWhoMustNotBeSeen: Mrs. Clonkers never appears in the animated film. Only her voice is heard.
* ShoutOut: In the animated movie, a young boy has a ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' poster in his bedroom.
%%* TheVoice: Mrs. Clonkers.
6th Apr '16 11:26:08 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips", and in the animated film, they fare even worse. They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more humane (although they are still considerably repulsive).

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips", and in the animated film, they fare even worse. They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more humane human (although they are still considerably repulsive).
6th Apr '16 11:24:48 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips" (they fare even worse in the animated film). They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more humane (although they are still considerably repulsive).

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips" (they fare even worse lips", and in the animated film).film, they fare even worse. They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more humane (although they are still considerably repulsive).
6th Apr '16 11:23:16 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A ''very'' minor case with the Giants in the live action film. In the book, they're fat, bearded monsters with "piggy little eyes and enormous mouths with thick sausage lips" (they fare even worse in the animated film). They aren't nearly as hideous in the 2016 movie, as their designs are a bit more humane (although they are still considerably repulsive).
5th Apr '16 8:57:56 AM FigmentJedi
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An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989 and was well received by audiences. A new live-action adaptation is currently in the works set to be directed by StevenSpielberg.

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An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989 and was well received by audiences. A new live-action adaptation is currently in the works set to be by Disney directed by StevenSpielberg.
StevenSpielberg is set for release in July 2016.
19th Mar '16 12:37:47 PM smalltime
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* GoOutWithASmile: In the film, [[spoiler:a boy is eaten by Fleshlumpeater while he's having a nice dream.]]
10th Mar '16 6:01:16 PM Vilui
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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]] In the cartoon, Fleshlumpeater tries to kill the BFG after his plan to imprison the evil giants is exposed, on the basis that he [[NoTrueScotsman doesn't consider him a true giant anymore, but a "human bean"]].

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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]] In the cartoon, Fleshlumpeater tries to kill the BFG after his plan to imprison the evil giants is exposed, on the basis that he [[NoTrueScotsman doesn't consider him a true giant anymore, any more, but a "human bean"]].
29th Feb '16 1:23:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* BiggerBad: Even the Fleshlumpeater, a profoundly cruel murderer is ''terrified out of his wits'' [[spoiler: when he catches the most evil nightmare of them all, the Trogglehumper.]]
28th Feb '16 12:43:02 AM ACW
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* BiggerBad: Even the [[CompleteMonster Fleshlumpeater]], a profoundly cruel murderer is ''terrified out of his wits'' [[spoiler: when he catches the most evil nightmare of them all, the Trogglehumper.]]

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* BiggerBad: Even the [[CompleteMonster Fleshlumpeater]], Fleshlumpeater, a profoundly cruel murderer is ''terrified out of his wits'' [[spoiler: when he catches the most evil nightmare of them all, the Trogglehumper.]]
27th Feb '16 4:33:45 AM dieseldragons
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* BiggerBad: Even the [[CompleteMonster Fleshlumpeater]], a profoundly cruel murderer is ''terrified out of his wits'' [[spoiler: when he catches the most evil nightmare of them all, the Trogglehumper.]]


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* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted]]
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