History Literature / TheInvisibleMan

7th Sep '17 11:16:35 PM TheWildWestPyro
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''The Invisible Man'' tells the story of an encounter the people of a sleepy town have with a mysterious newcomer who conceals himself entirely with bandages. The townspeople grow ever curious at the secretive, dangerously short-tempered man and his experiments. Frustrated by the inquisitive nature of the locals, the man goes into a rage, tears away his bandages, and reveals to the people that he is in fact completely invisible.

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''The Invisible Man'' tells the story of an encounter the people of a sleepy English town have with a mysterious newcomer who conceals himself entirely with bandages. The townspeople grow ever curious at the secretive, dangerously short-tempered man and his experiments. Frustrated by the inquisitive nature of the locals, the man goes into a rage, tears away his bandages, and reveals to the people that he is in fact completely invisible.
15th Jul '17 11:39:43 AM ichigoare
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* HeroAntagonist: [[VillainProtagonist Griffin]] gets far more focus than any other character in the novel, while Dr. Kemp is ultimately the one to foil him. From Griffin's perspective, Kemp is a traitor and a villain, but to everyone else, their roles are obviously switched.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In something of an in-story AlternateCharacterInterpretation, the narrator raises this trope as a possibility for why Griffin seemingly abandons his weapon and disappears for several hours after he [[spoiler: kills Mr. Wicksteed, the first (and possibly only) victim of his short-lived Reign]]:
--> He was certainly an [[ItsAllAboutMe intensely egotistical]] and [[TheSociopath unfeeling man]], but [[spoiler: the sight of his victim, his first victim, bloody and pitiful at his feet, may have released some long pent fountain of remorse which for a time may have flooded whatever scheme of action he had contrived.]]
19th Jun '17 5:47:46 PM ProfessorGrimm
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Like many classic works it's been adapted into other media many times. The most famous is the [[Film/TheInvisibleMan film version]] by Creator/{{Universal}} in 1933 starring Claude Raines. In 2017, Creator/BigFinish released a full-cast AudioAdaptation boasting Sir Creator/JohnHurt in the title role, and it was released only a few weeks after his death.

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Like many classic works it's been adapted into other media many times. The most famous is the [[Film/TheInvisibleMan film version]] by Creator/{{Universal}} in 1933 starring Claude Raines.Creator/ClaudeRains. In 2017, Creator/BigFinish released a full-cast AudioAdaptation boasting Sir Creator/JohnHurt in the title role, and it was released only a few weeks after his death.
19th Jun '17 5:22:02 PM ProfessorGrimm
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It was made into a famous [[Film/TheInvisibleMan film version]] by Creator/{{Universal}} in 1933.

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It was made Like many classic works it's been adapted into a other media many times. The most famous is the [[Film/TheInvisibleMan film version]] by Creator/{{Universal}} in 1933.
1933 starring Claude Raines. In 2017, Creator/BigFinish released a full-cast AudioAdaptation boasting Sir Creator/JohnHurt in the title role, and it was released only a few weeks after his death.
11th Jun '17 2:52:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Griffin is a classic sociopath in that he doesn't give a damn about ''anyone'' but himself. Over the course of the book he commits multiple counts of theft, arson, and at least one murder (with several others attempted and one possible: he didn't bother to check if the man survived) and all the while the main theme of his conversation is about how unfair the world is to him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Griffin is a classic sociopath [[TheSociopath sociopath]] in that he doesn't give a damn about ''anyone'' but himself. Over the course of the book he commits multiple counts of theft, arson, and at least one murder (with several others attempted and one possible: he didn't bother to check if the man survived) and all the while the main theme of his conversation is about how unfair the world is to him.



* TheSociopath: Griffin is chillingly unconcerned about anyone but himself even before he goes invisible (i.e. he robs his father, who kills himself in response. Griffin doesn't especially care).

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* TheSociopath: Griffin is chillingly unconcerned about anyone but himself even before he goes invisible (i.e. he robs his father, who [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself himself]] in response. Griffin doesn't especially care).
4th Jun '17 4:55:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Though Griffin does state that he can turn cloth invisible, he never makes himself invisible clothes.



* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Though Griffin does state that he can turn cloth invisible, he never makes himself invisible clothes.
8th May '17 1:02:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SureLetsGoWithThat: A substantial part of Chapters 20-23 is Griffin, having just assumed that Kemp is going to act as his confederate, lecturing Kemp about how he became invisible under the assumption complete with confident assertions about how 'they' are going to change the world or dismissive claims how whatever horrible thing Griffin did was in fact totally justified. Kemp's usual response to this can pretty much be summed up as "Uh-hmm, uh-hmmm, yep, yep, sure, absolutely, [[BlatantLies that totally sounds like a sane and rational thing to do]], yep," to keep Griffin talking and distracted until the policemen that Kemp has summoned show up. Needless to say, as the things Griffin casually describes himself doing become increasingly horrible, Kemp's efforts to keep the pretence that he's totally on Griffin's side become increasingly strained.

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: A substantial part of Chapters 20-23 is Griffin, having just assumed that Kemp is going to act as his confederate, lecturing Kemp about how he became invisible under the assumption complete with confident assertions about how 'they' are going to change the world or dismissive claims how whatever horrible thing Griffin did was in fact totally justified. Kemp's usual response to this can pretty much be summed up as "Uh-hmm, uh-hmmm, yep, yep, sure, absolutely, [[BlatantLies that totally sounds like a sane and rational thing to do]], yep," to keep Griffin talking and distracted until the policemen that Kemp has summoned show up. Needless to say, as the things Griffin casually describes himself doing become increasingly horrible, Kemp's efforts to keep the pretence that he's totally on Griffin's side become increasingly strained.
8th May '17 1:01:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SureLetsGoWithThat: A substantial part of Chapters 20-23 is Griffin lecturing Kemp about how he became invisible under the assumption that Kemp is going to become his confederate, complete with blunt assertions about how 'they' are going to change the world or how whatever horrible thing Griffin did was in fact totally justified. Kemp's usual response to this can pretty much be summed up as him going "Uh-hmm, uh-hmmm, yep, yep, sure, absolutely, [[BlatantLies that totally sounds like a sane and rational thing to do]], yep," to keep Griffin talking while he looks at the door out of the corner of his eye every so often to see whether the authorities he's summoned have shown up yet. Needless to say, as the things Griffin casually describes himself doing become increasingly horrible, Kemp's efforts to keep the pretence that he's totally on Griffin's side become increasingly strained.

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: A substantial part of Chapters 20-23 is Griffin Griffin, having just assumed that Kemp is going to act as his confederate, lecturing Kemp about how he became invisible under the assumption that Kemp is going to become his confederate, complete with blunt confident assertions about how 'they' are going to change the world or dismissive claims how whatever horrible thing Griffin did was in fact totally justified. Kemp's usual response to this can pretty much be summed up as him going "Uh-hmm, uh-hmmm, yep, yep, sure, absolutely, [[BlatantLies that totally sounds like a sane and rational thing to do]], yep," to keep Griffin talking while he looks at and distracted until the door out of the corner of his eye every so often to see whether the authorities he's policemen that Kemp has summoned have shown up yet.show up. Needless to say, as the things Griffin casually describes himself doing become increasingly horrible, Kemp's efforts to keep the pretence that he's totally on Griffin's side become increasingly strained.
8th May '17 1:00:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* DirtyCoward: Kemp, at least according to one of the constables assigned to protect him. When he runs away while they're fighting Griffin, "the second policeman's opinion of Kemp was terse and vivid."

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* DirtyCoward: Kemp, at least according to one of the constables assigned to protect him. When he runs away while they're fighting Griffin, "the second policeman's opinion of Kemp was terse and vivid."" [[spoiler: To be entirely fair to Kemp, he's ''actually'' trying to lure Griffin away into a trap (and besides which, the policeman might feel differently if ''he'' was the special target of a crazed invisible assassin).]]



* SureLetsGoWithThat: A substantial part of Chapters 20-23 is Griffin lecturing Kemp about how he became invisible under the assumption that Kemp is going to become his confederate, complete with blunt assertions about how 'they' are going to change the world or how whatever horrible thing Griffin did was in fact totally justified. Kemp's usual response to this can pretty much be summed up as him going "Uh-hmm, uh-hmmm, yep, yep, sure, absolutely, [[BlatantLies that totally sounds like a sane and rational thing to do]], yep," to keep Griffin talking while he looks at the door out of the corner of his eye every so often to see whether the authorities he's summoned have shown up yet. Needless to say, as the things Griffin casually describes himself doing become increasingly horrible, Kemp's efforts to keep the pretence that he's totally on Griffin's side become increasingly strained.



* VomitDiscretionShot: Unique variant; while Griffin never actually vomits, and the fact that his food remains visible until fully digested is a plot point, no actual description of what it ''looks'' like is given. Even Kemp, who witnesses Griffin eating and does describe how it appears when the man smokes, doesn't say a word about being grossed out by watching food being chewed, swallowed, or liquefied in mid-air.

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* VomitDiscretionShot: Unique variant; while Griffin never actually vomits, and the fact that his food remains visible until fully digested is a plot point, no actual description of what it ''looks'' like is given.given (the closest is a suggestion that it looks vague and indistinct as it's gradually being digested into his system). Even Kemp, who witnesses Griffin eating and does describe how it appears when the man smokes, doesn't say a word about being grossed out by watching food being chewed, swallowed, or liquefied in mid-air.
15th Apr '17 3:48:27 PM superkeaton
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** [[spoiler:An entire AngryMob of [[BadassBystander BadassBystanders]] assists Kemp in killing Griffin at the end.]]

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** [[spoiler:An entire AngryMob of [[BadassBystander BadassBystanders]] Badass Bystanders]] assists Kemp in killing Griffin at the end.]]
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