History Literature / TheMysteriousIsland

28th Nov '16 1:57:44 AM Morgenthaler
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Fun fact: While this isn't the most famous of Verne's works, it has the distinction of having inspired two major franchises: ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''. It was also loosely adapted into the sequel to the 2008 film version of ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', as ''Journey 2 The Mysterious Island''.

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Fun fact: While this isn't the most famous of Verne's works, it has the distinction of having inspired two major franchises: ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''. It was also loosely adapted into the sequel to the 2008 film version of ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', as ''Journey 2 The Mysterious Island''.
28th Oct '16 3:24:11 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: [[WorldOfBadass Everyone.]]
17th Sep '16 7:18:25 AM Milarqui
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* FlippingHelpless: It was done by the protagonists to a giant sea turtle, who then left for some reason. While they were away, the turtle was carried away by a high tide.

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* FlippingHelpless: It was done by the protagonists to a giant sea turtle, who then left for some reason. to get a cart. While they were away, the turtle was carried away by a high tide.tide [[spoiler:or Captain Nemo helped it get back to its normal position]].
4th Sep '16 5:25:37 AM erforce
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It was adapted into film as ''Film/MysteriousIsland'' in 1961, and featured Herbert Lom (Chief Inspector Dreyfus from the ''PinkPanther'' films) as Captain Nemo. While (mostly) faithful, there was a lot of AdaptationExpansion with the addition of numerous gigantic creatures on the island, brought to life courtesy of special effects maestro Creator/RayHarryhausen.

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It was adapted into film as ''Film/MysteriousIsland'' in 1961, and featured Herbert Lom (Chief Inspector Dreyfus from the ''PinkPanther'' ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' films) as Captain Nemo. While (mostly) faithful, there was a lot of AdaptationExpansion with the addition of numerous gigantic creatures on the island, brought to life courtesy of special effects maestro Creator/RayHarryhausen.
31st Aug '16 6:39:01 PM GammaCavy
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A first person point and click game also exists. It's page can be read here: VideoGame/ReturnToMysteriousIsland
9th Jul '16 2:59:49 PM Divra
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* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: Bonadventure, Gideon, Nabuchodonosor...

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* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: Bonadventure, Gideon, Nabuchodonosor...Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus...
15th Jun '16 4:16:40 PM TitoMosquito
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* Foreshadowing: Early on in the book, the narration establishes that such is Cyrus' ScienceHero ability that you could tell the heroes the island was an erupting volcano and they'd only point at Cyrus and say he could handle it. Guess what happens at the end.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in the book, the narration establishes that such is Cyrus' ScienceHero ability that you could tell the heroes the island was an erupting volcano and they'd only point at Cyrus and say he could handle it. Guess what happens at the end.
4th Apr '16 4:17:02 AM Korodzik
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the very last chapter, [[spoiler:Jup the Orangutan]] is off-handedly mentioned to have fallen into a crevice and died.
2nd Apr '16 12:03:24 AM Chabal2
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* WackyAmericansHaveW: Bonadventure, Gideon, Nabuchodonosor

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* WackyAmericansHaveW: WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: Bonadventure, Gideon, NabuchodonosorNabuchodonosor...
2nd Apr '16 12:02:10 AM Chabal2
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* BadassBookworm: Cyrus spends most of the novel using his brains to solve problems, but even he's a good shot and even shanks a pirate.



** [[spoiler: Lincoln Island is actually a subversion too, Captain Nemo lives underneath it]]

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** [[spoiler: Lincoln Island is actually a subversion too, Captain Nemo lives underneath it]]it.]]



* DeusExMachina: The whole plot is basically a sequence of those. In a surprisingly TropesAreNotBad way, they almost always create ''more'' suspense than they resolve, until the very end.

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* DeusExMachina: The whole plot is basically a sequence of those.those [[spoiler:Cyrus and Top being rescued, finding a crate of tools and useful items, tossing down a ladder, lighting a beacon during a storm, blowing up the pirates...]]. In a surprisingly TropesAreNotBad way, they almost always create ''more'' suspense than they resolve, until the very end.



* Foreshaodwing: Early on in the book, the narration establishes that such is Cyrus' ScienceHero ability that you could tell them the island was an erupting volcano and they'd only point at Cyrus and say he could handle it. Guess what happens at the end.

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* Foreshaodwing: Foreshadowing: Early on in the book, the narration establishes that such is Cyrus' ScienceHero ability that you could tell them the heroes the island was an erupting volcano and they'd only point at Cyrus and say he could handle it. Guess what happens at the end.



* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Most of the colonists (save Pencroff) believe the stranded pirates should be shown mercy and allowed to live, after seeing how repentant Ayrton became. Then they shot Herbert.



* LargeHam: Pencroff.

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* LargeHam: Pencroff. When the colonists test out the cannons they recently installed, his hurrahs are as loud as the explosions.



* NarrativeProfanityFilter: Pencroff's insults are sometimes described by their severity rather than being listed.



* ScienceHero: Cyrus Smith. He's stated to be an "engineer", but seems to be equally at home with physics, botany, chemistry and metallurgy. Between his knowledge and the whole group's determination, they build a plantation, an explosives plant, a smeltery, and a telegraph system out of little more than raw materials (plus a little help from a mysterious benefactor).

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* ScienceHero: ScienceHero:
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Cyrus Smith. He's stated to be an "engineer", but seems to be equally at home with physics, botany, chemistry and metallurgy. Between his knowledge and the whole group's determination, they build a plantation, an explosives plant, a smeltery, and a telegraph system out of little more than raw materials (plus a little help from a mysterious benefactor).benefactor).
** Herbert studied botany as a hobby, which comes in useful on the island when it comes to identifying plants.


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* WackyAmericansHaveW: Bonadventure, Gideon, Nabuchodonosor
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