History Literature / TheManWhoLaughs

7th Apr '18 5:40:33 PM crazysamaritan
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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 ComicBook/TheJoker, which came full circle in the 1989 {{Short Story}} "Literature/TheManWhoLaughs" (by Creator/StuartMKaminsky), first published in ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman''. Referenced again 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 ComicBook/TheJoker, which came full circle in the 1989 {{Short Story}} Story}}, "Literature/TheManWhoLaughs" (by Creator/StuartMKaminsky), first published in ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman''. Referenced again in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
5th Apr '18 5:29:08 PM crazysamaritan
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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 ComicBook/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 ComicBook/TheJoker, which came full circle in the 1989 {{Short Story}} "Literature/TheManWhoLaughs" (by Creator/StuartMKaminsky), first published in ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman''. Referenced again in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
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.
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