History Literature / TheManWhoLaughs

28th Jul '17 2:36:36 PM BatmanKalEl
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* {{Expy}}: Just to name a few...

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* {{Expy}}: Just to name a few...few (Victor apparently likes to reuse his characters)...



*** Victor apparently likes to reuse his characters .
28th Jul '17 2:27:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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* NotBloodSiblings : ursus raises both Gwynplaine and Dea together. They are like brother and sister, but also fall in love.

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* NotBloodSiblings : ursus NotBloodSiblings: Ursus raises both Gwynplaine and Dea together. They are like brother and sister, but also fall in love.
1st Dec '16 2:43:05 PM Homemaderat
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%%* AristocratsAreEvil: And how.

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%%* * AristocratsAreEvil: And how.The House of Lords is a nasty place. Given what was done to Gwynplaine to kick off the plot this isn't very surpising.



%%* CheshireCatGrin

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%%* CheshireCatGrin* CheshireCatGrin: Gwynplaine always has one whether he wants to or not.



%%* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.

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%%* * CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives Barkilphedro works his day job but essentially resents Josiana and is only outfor himself which in a way helps drive the plot.plot when he finds the message in abottle..



%%* DisabledLoveInterest: Dea

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%%* * DisabledLoveInterest: DeaDea is blind and in general weak health.



%%* TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.

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%%* * TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.obviously is an example with his face mutilated into a permanent smile.



%%* TheHeroDies: Implied at the end of the book.
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.

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%%* * TheHeroDies: Implied at the end of the book.
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book when Gwynplaine commits suicide..
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HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.Stuart appears as the character and sister of Josiana.



%%* LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.

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%%* * LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.out being Lord Clancharlie isn't very good and he runs back to his real home.



* NightmareFetishist: Josiana is one, she has multiple issues but she seems to have a huge attraction to disfigured people. When she sees Gwynplaine she wants him for this as well as the other reason he's perfect.
** A very early sign of this trope is where David takes her before he tells her about Gwynplaine. Josiana's idea of a hot place for a date is...an old school fight match? Where most competitors came out looking quite battered and bruised. No wonder she likes Gwynplaine.



%%* NotBloodSiblings : Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.

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%%* * NotBloodSiblings : ursus raises both Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.together. They are like brother and sister, but also fall in love.



%%* RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.

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%%* * RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.Gwynplaine grows up a poor mountebank only to find he's actually the rightful Lord Claincharlie.
25th Nov '16 7:58:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PerpetualSmiler: Gwynplaine, thanks to his torture.
13th Apr '16 2:58:37 AM Morgenthaler
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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for Creator//TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.

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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for Creator//TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
13th Apr '16 2:58:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* FreakyIsCool: Gwynplaine is understandably unhappy with his freakish appearance, but Dea loves that no matter how bad things are, he is always smiling when she "sees" his face.
** Also, Josiana thinks he's sexy.

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* FreakyIsCool: Gwynplaine is understandably unhappy with his freakish appearance, but Dea loves that no matter how bad things are, he is always smiling when she "sees" his face.
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face. Also, Josiana thinks he's sexy.



** Also a PunnyName with Homo (who's a wolf): "Man is a wolf to man".



* PunnyName: Homo (who's a wolf): "Man is a wolf to man".



** Not to mention a direct inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.



** In fact, that's where the original movie ends.
13th Apr '16 2:56:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies / DrivenToSuicide]]: Implied at the end of the book.

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies / DrivenToSuicide]]: %%* TheHeroDies: Implied at the end of the book.
13th Apr '16 2:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AristocratsAreEvil: And how.

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* %%* AristocratsAreEvil: And how.



* BlindAndTheBeast
* BreakTheCutie: Dea and Gwynplaine's idealism.
* CheshireCatGrin

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* %%* BlindAndTheBeast
* %%* BreakTheCutie: Dea and Gwynplaine's idealism.
* %%* CheshireCatGrin



* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.

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* %%* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.



* DisabledLoveInterest: Dea

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* %%* DisabledLoveInterest: Dea



* GlasgowGrin: Gwynplaine's smile likely applies.
* TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.
* HappilyEverBefore: Invoked in the movie.

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* %%* GlasgowGrin: Gwynplaine's smile likely applies.
* %%* TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.
* %%* HappilyEverBefore: Invoked in the movie.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.
* IdleRich : how most aristocrats are represented.

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* %%* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.
* %%* IdleRich : how most aristocrats are represented.



* LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.

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* %%* LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.



* NotBloodSiblings : Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.
* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.

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* %%* NotBloodSiblings : Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.
* %%* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.



* RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.

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* %%* RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.



* StarcrossedLovers: Dea and Gwynplaine. At least in the novel...
* TeamDad: Ursus.

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* %%* StarcrossedLovers: Dea and Gwynplaine. At least in the novel...
* %%* TeamDad: Ursus.
15th Jan '16 8:07:54 PM maxwellsilver
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The eponymous protagonist, Gwynplaine, bears a face disfigured by torture into a [[GlasgowSmile permanent smile]]. As a child, it was done to him in order to punish him for his nobleman father's offense to the king. One night, after being abandoned in the snow, Gwynplaine wanders aimlessly, seeking shelter. He comes across the corpse of a woman who had frozen to death underneath a dead man hanging from a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]]. In her arms, he finds a still living, blind baby girl. Eventually, Gwynplaine comes to the home of the charlatan [[MeaningfulName Ursus]] and his wolf companion [[MeaningfulName Homo]]. Ursus has pity upon the two orphan children and takes them in.

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The eponymous protagonist, Gwynplaine, bears a face disfigured by torture into a [[GlasgowSmile permanent smile]]. As a child, it was done to him in order to punish him for his nobleman father's offense to the king. One night, after being abandoned in the snow, Gwynplaine wanders aimlessly, seeking shelter. He comes across the corpse of a woman who had frozen to death underneath a dead man hanging from a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]]. In her arms, he finds a still living, blind baby girl. Eventually, Gwynplaine comes to the home of the charlatan [[MeaningfulName Ursus]] Ursus and his wolf companion [[MeaningfulName Homo]].Homo. Ursus has pity upon the two orphan children and takes them in.



The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured [[LooksLikeCesare Conrad Veidt]] as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.

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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured [[LooksLikeCesare Conrad Veidt]] Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Creator//TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
23rd Aug '15 1:02:31 PM jedidarrick
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[[caption-width-right:278:His love is real, but his smile is not.]]

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[[caption-width-right:278:His [[caption-width-right:250:His love is real, but his smile is not.]]
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