History Literature / TheMostDangerousGame

25th Jun '16 11:55:53 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: General Zaroff, master of HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
9th Jun '16 11:25:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled The Hunter Becomes The Hunted]]

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* [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled The Hunter Becomes The Hunted]]%%* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled
9th Jun '16 11:24:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionSurvivor: Rainsford. In the film, Eve.

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* BloodKnight: Zaroff.
* {{Cossacks}}: Ivan and Zaroff, see HuskyRusskie below.

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* DerelictGraveyard: Ship-Trap Island.

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* TheDragon: A minor example in Ivan.

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* EgomaniacHunter: General Zaroff.

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* FaceHeelTurn: One interpretation of the ending.

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* AGlassOfChianti
* GreatWhiteHunter: Rainsford.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: TropeNamer.

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* %%* GreatWhiteHunter: Rainsford.
* %%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: TropeNamer.



* InHarmsWay

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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: General Zaroff.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Zaroff. He's a Cossack, so TruthInTelevision.

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* TheSpeechless: Ivan.

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* TastesLikeFriendship

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* WarIsGlorious: According to General Zaroff.

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* WickedCultured: General Zaroff. Emphasized in the film.
* YoureInsane

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* AffirmativeActionGirl: Eve.

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* BigNo: By Rainsford at the climax.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook

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6th Jun '16 5:53:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The main character. Not only manages to survive three days in the woods, but also kills two of Zaroff's best hounds and his bodyguard, followed by [[spoiler: Zaroff himself]]. Zaroff himself also counts.
6th Jun '16 5:53:04 AM Morgenthaler
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->This page is about the short story. If a link for "humans hunting humans" brought you here, please change it to HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.

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->This page is about the short story. If a link for a trope about "humans hunting humans" brought you here, please change it to HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
7th Mar '16 6:17:51 AM Mdumas43073
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'''"The Most Dangerous Game"''' (also known as "The Hounds of Zaroff") is a 1924 short story by Richard Connell.

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'''"The "The Most Dangerous Game"''' Game" (also known as "The Hounds of Zaroff") is a 1924 short story by Richard Connell.
6th Mar '16 1:20:11 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* [[EarnYourHappyEnding: Connsdering ''everything'' that happened to him, Rainsford gladly deserves his victory]].

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* [[EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: Connsdering ''everything'' that happened to him, Rainsford gladly deserves his victory]].
6th Mar '16 1:19:56 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* [[EarnYourHappyEnding: Connsdering ''everything'' that happened to him, Rainsford gladly deserves his victory]].
14th Dec '15 5:23:27 PM randomtroper89
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* DoubleEntendre: The title. See the entry on the DoubleEntendre page for an explanation.

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* DoubleEntendre: The title. See One meaning is that the entry on actual sport of hunting is the DoubleEntendre page for an explanation.most dangerous game to play, but the other meaning is that humans are the most dangerous game to hunt. (And therefore the most challenging according to the hunter's logic.)
19th Oct '15 4:25:34 PM Give1Take2
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* EvilCounterpart: Zaroff is what Rainford would be if he had [[AristocratsAreEvil a lot more money]] and a lot less scruples.



* {{Irony}}[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: A big game hunter who dismisses his friend for empathizing with those they hunt (as he figures [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman "who cares how the animal feels?"]] and [[SocialDarwinist "hunters have the right to do whatever they want to the hunted"]]) gets trapped on an island with another big game hunter who has decided to hunt ''him''. [[spoiler:Rainsfield manages to win his life, though whether he learned from his experience is left open.]]



* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: the reason Zaroff got bored with regular game, and why he finds Ivan so useful.

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* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: the The reason Zaroff got bored with regular game, and why he finds Ivan so useful.


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* NotSoDifferent: As Zaroff himself notes when they first meet, Zaroff and Rainsford are both [[EgomaniacHunter Egomaniac]] {{Great White Hunter}}s from refined backgrounds (at least more than common sailors) who are so skilled they [[VictoryIsBoring find it difficult to find a challenge]]. The main difference is Rainsford draws the line at hunting and killing people, while Zaroff does not.


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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Rainsford's friend Witney and himself. While a fellow big game hunter, Witney at least acknowledges how much it would suck to be the hunted. Rainsford admonishes Witney for being "soft."


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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: Or rather "classes," regardless of species: the hunter and the huntee. Both Rainsford and Zaroff start off with this philosophy, but while Rainsford means humans are the hunters and animals are the huntees, Zaroff includes humans in the latter category.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Rainsford begins the story thinking the animals he hunts have no feelings, and if they do, who cares how they feel? They're just animals. Then he meets a SocialDarwinist EgomaniacHunter who measures humans and animals equally...
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