History Literature / TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles

2nd Sep '17 7:39:03 PM benda
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* ClueEvidenceAndASmokingGun: Probably an UrExample: Holmes is able to deduce that Mortimer's dog must be a curly-haired spaniel... by seeing it coming up with its master.
1st Aug '17 5:20:18 PM DoctorNemesis
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.

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In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.instead.
** Stapleton also doesn't appear to have fully considered the potential consequences of using his own wife as the bait in a HoneyTrap, and that it might not be very pleasant to have to watch another man seduce his own wife.
20th Jul '17 6:20:12 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* AdaptationalNationality: In the Hammer version, Sir Henry goes from being Canadian to being South African so Christopher Lee could use his natural accent instead of a North American one.
10th Jul '17 1:57:02 PM Kooshmeister
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** Lestrade in several adaptations, replaced with the already established character of Dr Mortimer; it's rather fitting that, having brought the case to Holmes' attention in the first place, he's also included in bringing Sir Charles' murderer to justice.

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** Lestrade in several adaptations, replaced with the already established character of Dr Dr. Mortimer; it's rather fitting that, having brought the case to Holmes' attention in the first place, he's also included in bringing Sir Charles' murderer to justice.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the Hammer version's prologue, Sir Hugo's entourage of drunken jerks are horrified when he calls for his hounds to be loosed upon the girl they intended to rape, who has escaped; apparently even boozed-up would-be rapists draw the line at having someone ripped to pieces by dogs (making the maniacal Hugo irredeemably evil by comparison).
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.
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