History Literature / TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles

23rd Jun '17 3:49:33 AM jormis29
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*** The 2002 version of Mortimer and his wife is lifted straight from the 1939 adaptation with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

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*** The 2002 version of Mortimer and his wife is lifted straight from the 1939 adaptation with Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone and Nigel Bruce.
25th Apr '17 7:40:46 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound and

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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound Hound, and points out the many flaws in the idea that the curse has come back to haunt the Baskerville family. However, he's also forced to admit to himself that he can't actually come up with a rational, down-to-earth theory which isn't ''also'' full of holes. This being a Sherlock Holmes story, there is of course such an explanation.
25th Apr '17 7:21:45 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound and
25th Apr '17 7:06:20 PM DoctorNemesis
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Beryl ''doesn't'' quite fit under EvenEvilHasStandards, since she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination of physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with. Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Beryl ''doesn't'' doesn't quite fit under EvenEvilHasStandards, since she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination of physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with. Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.
17th Apr '17 8:57:22 AM WillBGood
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Beryl (renamed Cecile) becomes Stapleton's much more willing accomplice, intentionally luring both Sir Henry, and before him, Sir Charles, to death.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Beryl (renamed Cecile) becomes Stapleton's much more willing accomplice, accomplice in the Hammer film, intentionally luring both Sir Henry, and Henry (and before him, Sir Charles, Charles) to death.
4th Apr '17 12:18:46 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Beryl doesn't quite fit under EvenEvilHasStandards, since she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination of physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with. Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Beryl doesn't ''doesn't'' quite fit under EvenEvilHasStandards, since she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination of physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with. Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.



** Stapleton makes a HUGE mistake by mentioning an actually true part of his backstory (that he was a school teacher and used to manage a BoardingSchool, but some of his pupils died in an illness outbreak and he was bankrupted) to Watson. When Watson includes this fact in a letter to Holmes, he ''very'' easily tracks Stapleton down by gathering info about such an incident; he even lampshades it by saying that Stapleton must have kicked himself repeatedly for SayingTooMuch.

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** Stapleton makes a HUGE mistake by mentioning an actually true part of his backstory (that to Watson: that he was a school teacher and used to manage a BoardingSchool, but some of his pupils died in an illness outbreak and he was bankrupted) to Watson. bankrupted. When Watson includes this fact in a letter to Holmes, he ''very'' easily tracks Stapleton down by gathering info about such an incident; incident in a government-related education office; he even lampshades it by saying that Stapleton must have kicked himself repeatedly for SayingTooMuch.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: The naturalist Jack Stapleton is very protective of his beautiful younger sister Beryl. In a cruel subversion, it's because she is ''his wife'' and he's forcing her to pose as his sister as a part of his HoneyTrap scheme.

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: The naturalist Jack Stapleton is very protective of his beautiful younger sister Beryl. In a cruel subversion, subversion it's because she is ''his wife'' and he's forcing her to pose as his sister as a part of his HoneyTrap scheme.scheme, though Holmes wonders if this comes from Stapleton showing jealousy when he sees that Beryl ''does'' show concern for Sir Henry.



* RedHerring: There are a lot of suspicious characters lurking in the vicinity of Baskerville Hall, from John Barrymore the stoic butler, to his distraught wife, to an escaped convict roaming the moors. None of them did it.

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** Similarly, when Watson and Holmes tell Laura about Beryl ''and'' give her the proofs, she's understandably furious and immediately tells them all she knows about his plans.
* RedHerring: There are a lot of suspicious characters lurking in the vicinity of Baskerville Hall, from John Barrymore the stoic butler, to his distraught wife, wife Elisa, to an escaped convict roaming the moors.moors [[spoiler: and who is Elisa's younger brother]]. None of them did it.
13th Mar '17 1:39:06 PM DoctorNemesis
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* GreenEyedMonster: Stapleton reacts poorly to Sir Henry's interest in Beryl (which makes a lot more sense when we learn that she's his wife) even though part of his plan to begin with is for her to act as a HoneyTrap for him. Apparently he wasn't quite prepared for the reality of watching his wife seduce another man.


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* RageBreakingPoint: Beryl puts up with a lot from Stapleton because she loves him, but it's when she learns that he's been seducing Laura Lyons as part of his scheme that she completely breaks with him.
13th Mar '17 1:18:45 PM DoctorNemesis
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Beryl doesn't quite fit under EvenEvilHasStandards, since she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination of physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with. Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Most of the litigious Franklin's cases are contradictory in nature and involve holding to completely opposite principles. In one example, he gloats over simultaneously winning a case which enables a neighbour's land to be used for a public path under public right-of-way laws and winning another case which closes off a local park to the public under privacy laws.


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* {{Troll}}: Franklin's lawsuits are mostly for his own amusement and self-satisfaction, even if they involve bringing great trouble and strife to his neighbours. He's not incredibly popular.
24th Oct '16 7:25:33 AM Ciara25
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* IdiotBall: Dr Mortimer and the official overseeing the inquest of Sir Charles. Seriously; you do ''not'' need to be Sherlock Holmes in order to be able to tell that if you can suddenly only see the toes of a person's footprints, it means said person is ''running for their life.''
** Stapleton commits a HUGE mistake by mentioning an actually true of his backstory (that he was a school teacher and used to manage a BoardingSchool, but some of his pupils died in an illness outbreak and he was bankrupted) to Watson. When Watson tells Holmes, he ''very'' easily tracks Stapleton down by gathering info about such an incident; he even lampshades it by saying that Stapleton must have kicked himself repeteadly for SayingTooMuch.

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Dr Mortimer and the official overseeing the inquest of Sir Charles. Seriously; you do ''not'' need to be Sherlock Holmes in order to be able to tell that that, if you can suddenly only see the toes of a person's footprints, it means said person is ''running for their life.''
** Stapleton commits makes a HUGE mistake by mentioning an actually true part of his backstory (that he was a school teacher and used to manage a BoardingSchool, but some of his pupils died in an illness outbreak and he was bankrupted) to Watson. When Watson tells includes this fact in a letter to Holmes, he ''very'' easily tracks Stapleton down by gathering info about such an incident; he even lampshades it by saying that Stapleton must have kicked himself repeteadly repeatedly for SayingTooMuch.
21st Sep '16 1:27:20 PM GMantis
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The great detective is called on to investigate the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, which his doctor attributes to a legendary family curse connected to an enormous spectral hound. For better or worse, Sir Charles's nephew Sir Henry is coming from the USA to claim his inheritance, and so Holmes and Watson have to team up to keep him safe from this supposed "family curse".

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The great detective is called on to investigate the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, which his doctor attributes to a legendary family curse connected to an enormous spectral hound. For better or worse, Sir Charles's nephew Sir Henry is coming from the USA Canada to claim his inheritance, and so Holmes and Watson have to team up to keep him safe from this supposed "family curse".
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