History Literature / TheMillenniumTrilogy

19th Oct '16 5:49:43 PM slvstrChung
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* FriendlyEnemies: [[spoiler:Martin Vanger]], like every good murder-mystery villain, comes across as affable because he goes out of his way to help Mikael hunt down Harriet's killer. [[spoiler: Zig-zagged. Martin didn't kill Harriet, and genuinely hopes Blomkvist can figure out what happened to her. It's only when he realizes Mikael has discovered his and his father's killings of other girls that he decides Mikael is a liability.]]

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* FriendlyEnemies: [[spoiler:Martin Vanger]], like every good murder-mystery villain, the BigBad comes across as affable because he goes out of his way to help by helping Mikael hunt down Harriet's killer. [[spoiler: Zig-zagged. Martin This is because, though the character ''is'' the BigBad, they didn't kill Harriet, ''Harriet'', and are genuinely hopes hoping Blomkvist can figure out what happened to her. It's only Only when he realizes it becomes clear that Mikael has discovered his 1) not cracked her murder and his father's killings of other girls 2) ''has'' cracked the ''villain''[='s=] murders that he the villain decides Mikael is a liability.]]to off our hero.



* LockedRoomMystery: The mystery of Harriet Vanger's death in ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' is approached like a very large example. The night of the Vanger family dinner, the bridge connecting Hedeby Island to the mainland was completely blocked by a spectacular auto accident.

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* LockedRoomMystery: name-dropped. The mystery night of Harriet Vanger's death in ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' is approached like a very large example. The night of the Vanger family dinner, death, the bridge connecting Hedeby Island to the mainland was completely blocked by a spectacular auto accident.



* SadisticChoice: A rare example of one being presented by the good guys. [[spoiler:After Lisbeth and Blomkvist get to the bottom of Martin's activities and uncover Harriet, they're asked not to go public. This will spare Harriet the media circus, but also deny justice and closure to Gottfried and Martin's (many other) victims. It also represents Blomkvist selling out and committing a TreacheryCoverUp, so he still feels dirty even after Lisbeth negotiates a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]].]]

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* SadisticChoice: A rare example of one being presented by the good guys. [[spoiler:After Lisbeth and Blomkvist get to the bottom of Martin's activities and uncover Harriet, they're asked not to go public. This will spare Harriet the media circus, but also deny denies justice and closure to Gottfried and Martin's (many other) victims. It also represents requires Blomkvist selling out and committing to commit a TreacheryCoverUp, TreacheryCoverUp -- the journalistic equivalent of the MoralEventHorizon -- so he still feels dirty even after Lisbeth negotiates a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]].]]
5th Oct '16 11:49:57 PM foxley
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* DeadAnimalWarning: Mikael Blomquist bonds with a cat while staying at the Vanger estate. He wakes up one morning to find the villain has killed the cat and left its mutilated remains on his doorstep.
23rd Sep '16 3:18:36 AM Hjortron18
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** Not really: Bublanski and the task force assigned with finding Salander have Bjork's report which [[spoiler: reveals the coverup]], while Holger Palmgren and Armansky plan to help [[spoiler: Salander]].

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** Not really: Bublanski and the task force assigned with finding Salander have Bjork's Björk's report which [[spoiler: reveals the coverup]], while Holger Palmgren and Armansky plan to help [[spoiler: Salander]].



* {{Jerkass}}: Oi, where to begin? First, there's Officer Faste, who believes Lisbeth's nuts and refuses to accept any possibility of her innocence, because he's got issues with lesbians and thinks she is one. Then, Milton Security employee Hedstrom, who despises her for threatening to expose him for defrauding a client. Nils Bjurman, who sexually assaulted and threatened her, Dr. Teleborian, who had the 12 year-old Lisbeth tied up in the mental hospital whenever she defied him, and so this will stay a relatively short list, Prosecutor Ekström, who plays up the media frenzy surrounding her just because he likes being in the spotlight. Oh, and [[AntiHero Lisbeth]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Oi, where to begin? First, there's Officer Faste, who believes Lisbeth's nuts and refuses to accept any possibility of her innocence, because he's got issues with lesbians and thinks she is one. Then, Milton Security employee Hedstrom, Hedström, who despises her for threatening to expose him for defrauding a client. Nils Bjurman, who sexually assaulted and threatened her, Dr. Teleborian, who had the 12 year-old Lisbeth tied up in the mental hospital whenever she defied him, and so this will stay a relatively short list, Prosecutor Ekström, who plays up the media frenzy surrounding her just because he likes being in the spotlight. Oh, and [[AntiHero Lisbeth]]
21st Sep '16 3:00:04 PM Hjortron18
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* BavarianFireDrill: Erica Berger's bodyguard Linda pulls this while [[spoiler: apprehending her stalker, coworker Peter Fredericksen, who's broken into her apartment, stolen sex tapes and an important article, and sent filthy emails.]] When a passerby walks by, Linda claims that "This is a police affair." Which makes it more awesome when she reveals to [[spoiler: Fredericksen,]] "I'm not with the police."

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* BavarianFireDrill: Erica Erika Berger's bodyguard Linda pulls this while [[spoiler: apprehending her stalker, coworker Peter Fredericksen, who's broken into her apartment, stolen sex tapes and an important article, and sent filthy emails.]] When a passerby walks by, Linda claims that "This is a police affair." Which makes it more awesome when she reveals to [[spoiler: Fredericksen,]] "I'm not with the police."



* BlatantLies: Eckstrom after recalling the Bjork report claims that Sepo told him it was a clever forgery. Officer Sonia Murdig calls this "bullshit" and threatens to take her copy to the press.

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* BlatantLies: Eckstrom Ekström after recalling the Bjork Björk report claims that Sepo Säpo told him it was a clever forgery. Officer Sonia Murdig Sonja Modig calls this "bullshit" and threatens to take her copy to the press.



* ChekhovsArmory: Lisbeth's laptop, Bjork's report from 1991, and the DVD that Lisbeth made two years earlier all come in quite handy.
* ChekhovsSkill: It's a good thing Mikhail remembers his training from the army, when the Section [[spoiler: orders a hit on him.]] He puts up a good fight in time for the police to show up.
* ContrivedCoincidence/ ThereAreNoCoincidences: Armansky and Blomkvist take note that it's quite convenient for whoever protected Zalachenko in the past that he got killed on the same day that Giannini and Blomkvist were both robbed of their copies of the Bjork report. Good thing that Blomkvist had [[SomethingWeForgot one last copy . . .]]

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* ChekhovsArmory: Lisbeth's laptop, Bjork's Björk's report from 1991, and the DVD that Lisbeth made two years earlier all come in quite handy.
* ChekhovsSkill: It's a good thing Mikhail Mikael remembers his training from the army, when the Section [[spoiler: orders a hit on him.]] He puts up a good fight in time for the police to show up.
* ContrivedCoincidence/ ThereAreNoCoincidences: Armansky and Blomkvist take note that it's quite convenient for whoever protected Zalachenko in the past that he got killed on the same day that Giannini and Blomkvist were both robbed of their copies of the Bjork Björk report. Good thing that Blomkvist had [[SomethingWeForgot one last copy . . .]]



* GondorCallsForAid: Blomkvist assembles the Knights of the Idiotic Round Table to help Lisbeth, while also paying his sister to be Lisbeth's lawyer. The Knights include himself, Palmgren, Armansky, half of Millennium, and [[spoiler: Officer Bublankski.]] Armansky even uses this to justify alerting Sepo about the 1991 scandal.

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* GondorCallsForAid: Blomkvist assembles the Knights of the Idiotic Round Table to help Lisbeth, while also paying his sister to be Lisbeth's lawyer. The Knights include himself, Palmgren, Armansky, half of Millennium, and [[spoiler: Officer Bublankski.]] Armansky even uses this to justify alerting Sepo Säpo about the 1991 scandal.



* PapaWolf: Holger Palmgren and Inspector Bublanski towards Salander, Holger because he was her guardian and Bublanski because of what happened to her as a child. Bublanski is also protective of Sonia Murdig, forbidding her from leaking Bjork's report since it would cost her a lot and possibly lead to nothing.

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* PapaWolf: Holger Palmgren and Inspector Bublanski towards Salander, Holger because he was her guardian and Bublanski because of what happened to her as a child. Bublanski is also protective of Sonia Murdig, Sonja Modig, forbidding her from leaking Bjork's Björk's report since it would cost her a lot and possibly lead to nothing.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Once more, most of the important plot points are intact, with only a few minor subplots cut for the sake of time or clarity. Erika's never left ''Millennium'' (and has no stalker), Trinity and the rest of Hacker Nation are reduced to just Plague, and Wadensjöö's battle with Clinton for control of The Section is missing. However, there are a couple of head-scratching moment differences. Christer Malm inexplicably loses his nerve as it pertains to ''Millennium's'' work, Niedermann is reduced to just a GiantMook that shows up every half-hour or so to hurt or kill people (even at one point attemping to attack Lisbeth while she's at the hospital), much of Annika's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing legal work]] is gone, and the ending changes Lisbeth and Mikael's renewed friendship into an awkward "Um...okay...bye." deal.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Once more, most of the important plot points are intact, with only a few minor subplots cut for the sake of time or clarity. Erika's never left ''Millennium'' (and has no stalker), Trinity and the rest of Hacker Nation are reduced to just Plague, and Wadensjöö's Wadensjö's battle with Clinton for control of The Section is missing. However, there are a couple of head-scratching moment differences. Christer Malm inexplicably loses his nerve as it pertains to ''Millennium's'' work, Niedermann is reduced to just a GiantMook that shows up every half-hour or so to hurt or kill people (even at one point attemping to attack Lisbeth while she's at the hospital), much of Annika's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing legal work]] is gone, and the ending changes Lisbeth and Mikael's renewed friendship into an awkward "Um...okay...bye." deal.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Eckstrom makes this mistake when trying to convince Giannini to call off the trial, and to get Salander committed indefinitely.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Eckstrom Ekström makes this mistake when trying to convince Giannini to call off the trial, and to get Salander committed indefinitely.



** Gianinni doesn't feel confident in defending Lisbeth because she's a woman's rights lawyer, not a defense lawyer. Mikhail assures her that she's more than up to the job. And he's right.

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** Gianinni doesn't feel confident in defending Lisbeth because she's a woman's rights lawyer, not a defense lawyer. Mikhail Mikael assures her that she's more than up to the job. And he's right.
21st Sep '16 2:46:25 PM Hjortron18
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** In the second volume [[spoiler: when Lisbeth is suspected of murder]], Mirium Wu, Armansky and Blomkvist all describe Lisbeth as one of the most intelligent people they know, to the surprise of Bublanksi and the other police officers.

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** In the second volume [[spoiler: when Lisbeth is suspected of murder]], Mirium Miriam Wu, Armansky and Blomkvist all describe Lisbeth as one of the most intelligent people they know, to the surprise of Bublanksi and the other police officers.
21st Sep '16 1:53:37 PM Hjortron18
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* LetsGetDangerous: Although he doesn't use a golf club, Blumkvist manages to repay his debt to Salander by deducing where she went, using military skills to take down a terrified [[spoiler: Niederman]] and finding an unconscious [[spoiler: Salander]] in time to call for help. Kalle Blomkvist does not fool around when he's determined.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Although he doesn't use a golf club, Blumkvist Blomkvist manages to repay his debt to Salander by deducing where she went, using military skills to take down a terrified [[spoiler: Niederman]] and finding an unconscious [[spoiler: Salander]] in time to call for help. Kalle Blomkvist does not fool around when he's determined.
21st Sep '16 8:14:40 AM MercutioDreams
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* InJoke: In the American version of the film, all the characters say Lisbeth's name with English pronunciation, "Liz-bith" or "Liz-beth". But toward the end of the movie when Martin learns her name, he says it with Swedish pronunciation as "Leez-bit," which makes sense seeing as Martin is played by Stellan Skarsgård, the only actual Swede to have a major role in the movie.

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* InJoke: In the American version of the film, all the characters say Lisbeth's name with English pronunciation, "Liz-bith" or "Liz-beth". But toward the end of the movie when Martin learns her name, he says it with Swedish pronunciation as "Leez-bit," "Leez-bet," which makes sense seeing as Martin is played by Stellan Skarsgård, the only actual Swede to have a major role in the movie.
21st Sep '16 7:57:36 AM MercutioDreams
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** Lisbeth and her legal guardian, Holder Palmgren, with a dash of Adoptive Dad for seasoning. Palmgren represents everything a good legal guardian should be, as opposed to the abusive [[spoiler: sadist and rapist]] Bjurman.

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** Lisbeth and her legal guardian, Holder Holger Palmgren, with a dash of Adoptive Dad for seasoning. Palmgren represents everything a good legal guardian should be, as opposed to the abusive [[spoiler: sadist and rapist]] Bjurman.
14th Sep '16 3:44:59 PM WillKeaton
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Niederman becomes this, as his complete and utter lack of common sense and self-control is what leads to his well deserved KarmicDeath.]]
** In the third book, Inspector Paulsson. Blomkvist walks up to them and gives them his weapon, telling them that a big damn fight occurred and Lisbeth got shot in the head. They arrest him for possession of an illegal weapon ''before'' they call the ambulance. He then tells them where Niedermann, an extremely dangerous [[SuperStrength super-strong]], [[FeelNoPain pain-immune]] sociopath is restrained... and they send two fat drunk handlers to pick him up. When they bother to send more people to check on them, ''an hour later'', one of them has been [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten within an inch of his life]], and the other is dead with a [[NeckSnap broken neck]]. Blomkvist first points out "IWarnedYou this guy is a monster", then repeatedly calls the arresting officer an "imbecile." When actually-competent police arrive on the scene, they agree with his assessment.
** Even Zalachenko displays this. He FailedASpotCheck in asking for the Section to "make this[the murder attempt and Lisbeth] disappear," not taking in account the media attention that Lisbeth and he have received, as well as Eckstrom turning the search itno a media circus.

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Niederman becomes this, as his complete and utter lack of common sense and self-control is what leads to his well deserved KarmicDeath.]]
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The third book, book gives us Inspector Paulsson. Blomkvist walks up to them the police and gives them his weapon, telling them that a big damn fight occurred and Lisbeth got shot in the head. They arrest him for possession of an illegal weapon ''before'' they call the ambulance. He then tells them where Niedermann, an extremely dangerous [[SuperStrength super-strong]], [[FeelNoPain pain-immune]] sociopath is restrained... and they send Paulsson sends two fat drunk handlers to pick him up. When they bother he bothers to send more people to check on them, ''an hour later'', one of them has been [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten within an inch of his life]], and the other is dead with a [[NeckSnap broken neck]]. Blomkvist first points out "IWarnedYou this guy is a monster", then repeatedly calls the arresting officer Paulsson an "imbecile." When actually-competent police arrive on the scene, they agree with his assessment.
** Even Zalachenko displays this. makes a fatal error. He FailedASpotCheck in asking for the Section to "make this[the murder attempt and Lisbeth] disappear," not taking in account the media attention fix all of his problems. He assumed that Lisbeth and he was too valuable for the Section to have received, as well as Eckstrom turning the search itno a media circus.killed. He was wrong.
14th Sep '16 2:30:09 PM WillKeaton
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** Even Zalachenko displays this. He FailedASpotCheck in asking for the Section to "make this[the murder attempt and Lisbeth]] disappear," not taking in account the media attention that Lisbeth and he have received, as well as Eckstrom turning the search itno a media circus.

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** Even Zalachenko displays this. He FailedASpotCheck in asking for the Section to "make this[the murder attempt and Lisbeth]] Lisbeth] disappear," not taking in account the media attention that Lisbeth and he have received, as well as Eckstrom turning the search itno a media circus.
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