History Literature / TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde

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* MorallyAmibguousDoctorate: Jekyll, particularly in the original book, where his reason for making the potion was essentially to do bad things and not get caught. His alter-ego, Mr. Hyde, averts this.
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* A Creator/MarvelComics supervillain is named Mr. Hyde; he took direct inspiration from the book. Unlike Jekyll, both sides of him are evil.



* Jekyll and Hyde appeared briefly in ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'', with Hyde becoming the main villain of one of the tie-in video games.



* An AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, notable fro being the only major animated adaptation of the work.

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* An AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, notable fro for being the only major animated adaptation of the work.
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* A play by Jeffrey Hatcher that has Hyde played by multiple actors and inverts the usual good-evil portrayal near the end, giving Hyde a measure of sympathy and making Jekyll cold and ruthless.



* A direct-to-video version starring [[Film/{{Candyman}} To]][[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier ny To]][[FinalDestination dd]] in 2009. Unlike most adaptations, it tried to remain close to the novel by giving the impression that Jekyll & Hyde were two different people. At least until about two-thirds of the way into the movie.
* An infamous UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem game by Creator/{{Toho}}, which routinely shows up on lists of the worst NES games of all time due to ugly graphics and sadistic FakeDifficulty.

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* A direct-to-video version starring [[Film/{{Candyman}} To]][[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier ny To]][[FinalDestination dd]] Tony Todd in 2009. Unlike most adaptations, it tried to remain close to the novel by giving the impression that Jekyll & Hyde were two different people. At least people until about two-thirds of the way into the movie.
* An infamous UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem game by Creator/{{Toho}}, [[VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde Several video games]], only two of which routinely shows up on lists are close to the original story. The NES game is hailed as one of the worst NES games of all time due to ugly graphics and sadistic FakeDifficulty.time.



* The AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which attempts to stick as close to the original novel as possible.
* Creator/{{ITV}}'s series ''Jekyll & Hyde'' follows Robert Jekyll, grandson of the Henry Jekyll from the novel, and is set in the 1930s. It is, according to WordOfGod, a superhero-type show in the vein of X-Men, and as such Hyde is just one of many supernatural creatures targeted by a sinister CreatureHunterOrganization.

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* The An AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which attempts to stick as close to notable fro being the original novel as possible.
only major animated adaptation of the work.
* Creator/{{ITV}}'s series ''Jekyll & Hyde'' follows Robert Jekyll, grandson of the Henry Jekyll from the novel, and is set in the 1930s. It is, according to WordOfGod, is a superhero-type show in the vein of X-Men, and as such Hyde is just one of many supernatural creatures targeted by a sinister CreatureHunterOrganization.



* Jekyll and Hyde appear in seasons 5 and 6 of ''Series/OnceUponATime''.

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* Jekyll and Hyde appear in seasons 5 and 6 of ''Series/OnceUponATime''.''Series/OnceUponATime'', with Hyde as the main villain of Season 6.
15th Aug '16 1:50:55 AM lalalei2001
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Source of the JekyllAndHyde trope, this 1886 book by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson has been much filmed, but practically all the films turn the plot inside out. Note that the original title was ''Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'', omitting the "The" for some reason.

The book begins with a mystery. When a girl is brutally attacked late one night, her attacker, calling himself Mr Edward Hyde, buys off the witnesses with a cheque for a small fortune, signed by the eminently respectable Doctor Henry Jekyll.

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Source of the JekyllAndHyde trope, this 1886 book by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson has been much filmed, but practically all the films turn the plot inside out. Note that the original title was ''Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'', omitting the "The" for some reason.

The book
begins with a mystery. When a girl is brutally attacked late one night, her attacker, calling himself Mr Edward Hyde, buys off the witnesses with a cheque for a small fortune, signed by the eminently respectable Doctor Henry Jekyll.



Naturally, there have been several adaptations and parodies of this book. What makes them particularly interesting is not that each one changes, deletes, or adds certain elements but that they [[RetCanon tend to make the same changes]]. In addition to (or instead of) the above story, here's what you'll usually find in film and stage versions:

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Naturally, there There have been several adaptations and parodies of this book. What makes them particularly interesting is not that each one changes, deletes, or adds certain elements but that they [[RetCanon tend to make the same changes]]. In addition to (or to, or instead of) of, the above story, here's what you'll usually find in film and stage versions:
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* CaneFu: Hyde beats Sir Danvers Carew to death with Jekyll's cane.
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* Jekyll and Hyde appear in seasons 5 and 6 of ''Series/OnceUponATime''.
2nd Aug '16 10:45:15 AM Veanne
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* There's also a SurrealComedy version by [[Film/AyoyDrJekyllAndMrHyde Studio A'yoy]].

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* There's also a SurrealComedy [[SurrealHumor surreal comedy]] version by [[Film/AyoyDrJekyllAndMrHyde Studio A'yoy]].
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* There's also a SurrealComedy version by [[Film/AyoyDrJekyllAndMrHyde Studio A'yoy]].
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* JekyllAndHyde: The {{Trope Namer|s}} -- oh, and this is now a byword of someone who is nice one minute, nasty the next.

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* JekyllAndHyde: The {{Trope Namer|s}} -- oh, Namer|s}}. Dr. Jekyll, who is explicitly stated to be capable of both good and evil, deliberately created Mr. Hyde for a selfish purpose and enjoyed what his darker side brought out until Hyde committed murder. He began to need more of the potion to ward off Hyde taking control, and when recreating the formula proved impossible he wrote a letter to explain everything before dying. In modern times, this is now a byword of someone who is nice one minute, nasty the next.
2nd Aug '16 6:14:07 AM lalalei2001
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* The nature of the SplitPersonality: Jekyll is usually unaware of Hyde's actions, suffering from [[IdentityAmnesia split personality amnesia]]. This is not in any way suggested by the book, in which Jekyll ''does'' remember everything he did as Hyde, but [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone begins to find his own depravity horrifying]] and tries to dissociate himself from it.
* [[LoveInterest Love Interests]]: Jekyll's good girl fiancée and Hyde's slutty barmaid/prostitute girlfriend. This plot thread, not part of the original story, occurs in almost '''ALL''' adaptations.

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* The nature of the SplitPersonality: Jekyll is usually unaware of Hyde's actions, suffering from [[IdentityAmnesia split personality amnesia]]. This is not in any way suggested by the book, in which The book suggests Jekyll ''does'' remember everything he did as Hyde, but [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone begins to find his own depravity horrifying]] and tries to dissociate himself from it.
it. Hyde himself also has unclear memories of what Jekyll does.
* [[LoveInterest Love Interests]]: Jekyll's good girl fiancée and Hyde's slutty barmaid/prostitute girlfriend. This plot thread, not part of the original story, occurs in almost '''ALL''' adaptations.
all adaptations--in the book no women have major roles.


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* DeathOfPersonality: Jekyll's letter explains that no matter what happens to him as Hyde, Jekyll will be dead.
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