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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...
24th Jan '15 10:25:35 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ForTheEvulz: Killing people is General Zaroff's idea of fun..
6th Jan '15 8:24:01 AM LiefKatano
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* ForTheEvulz: Killing people is JustForFun with General Zaroff.

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* ForTheEvulz: Killing people is JustForFun with General Zaroff.Zaroff's idea of fun..
1st Dec '14 7:44:42 PM Mdumas43073
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'''"The Most Dangerous Game"''' (also known as "The Hounds of Zaroff") is the 1924 short story by Richard Connell.

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'''"The Most Dangerous Game"''' (also known as "The Hounds of Zaroff") is the a 1924 short story by Richard Connell.
3rd Sep '14 9:14:16 PM Cakeman
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* NobleDemon: Zaroff may hunt people alive, but he (at least apparently) adheres strictly to the rules of his game.
1st Sep '14 7:50:01 PM freesefan
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: In the original film, Zaroff has a large scar on the side of his skull, attributed to an encounter with a Cape buffalo. In RealLife, Leslie Banks was permanently disfigured fighting in WorldWarOne.



* TheStraightAndArrowPath: Zaroff uses a bow when the hound begins and in the climax.

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* TheStraightAndArrowPath: Zaroff uses a bow when the hound hunt begins and in the climax.



* TheUnsmile: In the film, Ivan gives one when Zaroff orders him to greet the new guest.



* AffirmativeActionGirl: Eve, in the film.
* AristocratsAreEvil: In the original film, Zaroff is changed from a general to a count.

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* AffirmativeActionGirl: Eve, in the film.
Eve.
* AristocratsAreEvil: In the original film, Zaroff is changed from a general to a count.



* BigNo: By Rainsford at the climax of the movie.

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* BigNo: By Rainsford at the climax of the movie.climax.



* CanonForeigner: Eve and Martin in the movie.
* TheChick: Eve (in the movie).
* CharacterTics: In the movie Count Zaroff has a tendency to rub his head scar whenever he's excited or thrilled.
* DisneyVillainDeath: In the original film, Zaroff succumbs to his wounds by falling out the window, where his hunting dogs are waiting.

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* CanonForeigner: Eve and Martin Martin, characters that weren't in the movie.
novel.
* TheChick: Eve (in the movie).
Eve, who pretty much does nothing but look pretty.
* CharacterTics: In the movie Count Zaroff has a tendency to rub his head scar whenever he's excited or thrilled.
* DisneyVillainDeath: In the original film, Zaroff succumbs to his wounds by falling out the window, where his hunting dogs are waiting.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the original film, it is implied that Count Zaroff plans to make Eva a SexSlave after killing Rainsford.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the original film, it It is implied that Count Zaroff plans to make Eva a SexSlave after killing Rainsford.Rainsford.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Zaroff has a large scar on the side of his skull, attributed to an encounter with a Cape buffalo. In RealLife, Leslie Banks was permanently disfigured fighting in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.



* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: "I'm a hunter, not an assassin!" (In the original film.)

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: "I'm a hunter, not an assassin!" (In the original film.)



* SacrificialLamb: Movie-exclusive character Martin serves this purpose. He's a drunk, lazy comic relief whose only purpose is to display how Zaroff's game works and trigger the plot.

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* SacrificialLamb: Movie-exclusive character Martin serves this purpose. He's a drunk, lazy comic relief character whose only purpose is to display how Zaroff's game works and trigger the plot.



* TemptingFate: Rainsford, to his friends ''immediately'' before the ship crashes in the 1932 film:

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* TemptingFate: Rainsford, to his friends ''immediately'' before the ship crashes in the 1932 film:crashes:



* ThisCannotBe: In the movie, Zaroff's final words are "Impossible!" before collapsing.

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* ThisCannotBe: In the movie, Zaroff's final words are "Impossible!" before collapsing.
* TheUnsmile: Ivan gives one when Zaroff orders him to greet the new guest.
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