History Literature / TheWestingGame

19th Aug '16 2:33:19 PM ryuclockwork
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* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted with Turtle, who is extremely protective of her shy older sister Angela. She freaks out when she thinks [[spoiler:Theo knows Angela's the bomber, so Turtle takes the blame for all the bombings to protect Angela.]] On the other hand, Angela cares a great deal for Turtle too, [[spoiler:and gets herself hurt when she yanks the third bomb away from Turtle's face.]]
23rd May '16 10:44:07 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo: There's a message left like this by Westing when the person in charge of opening the envelopes with his messages inside is late in opening the next envelope. It essentially tells the players where to go with the addition of, "Do not collect $200."
6th Apr '16 10:41:12 AM DrSlide
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* BerserkButton: Don't pull Turtle's braid. Seriously, don't.

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* BerserkButton: Don't pull Turtle's braid. Seriously, don't.braid unless you want a good hard kick in the shin.
20th Feb '16 8:38:46 PM Landis
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* LostInTranslation: "The heir who wins the windfall will be the one who finds the..."

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* LostInTranslation: "The heir who wins the windfall will be the one who finds the...the fourth..."
1st Dec '15 4:39:29 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:AttendingYourOwnFuneral: Westing attends the will reading and sessions of the Game in the guise of one of the heirs.]]

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* [[spoiler:AttendingYourOwnFuneral: Westing AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Westing attends the will reading and sessions of the Game in the guise of one of the heirs.]]
1st Dec '15 4:28:25 PM Syrika
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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Westing attends the will reading and sessions of the Game in the guise of one of the heirs.]]

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Westing [[spoiler:AttendingYourOwnFuneral: Westing attends the will reading and sessions of the Game in the guise of one of the heirs.]]
21st Jul '15 8:27:15 PM SaraJaye
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* ParentalSubstitute: Turtle starts clinging to Flora Bambauch as her mother figure, feeling ignored by Grace.
16th Jun '15 7:56:41 AM dsneybuf
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* DemotedToExtra: The increased focus on Turtle and Chris makes this affect all the other heirs to a degree, but Jake Wexler, Doug Hoo, and Dr. Deere in particular don't even get to play the game. The doctor only appears once in the whole movie.

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* DemotedToExtra: The increased focus on Turtle and Chris makes this affect all the other heirs to a degree, but Jake Wexler, Doug Hoo, and Dr. Deere in particular don't even get to play the game. The doctor Dr. Deere only appears once in the whole movie.
26th Apr '15 12:19:03 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ThemedAliases: The big reveal surrounds someone's aliases selected by this trope: [[spoiler: the eponymous Mr. Westing was one of four aliases all with names containing a cardinal direction.]]

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* ThemedAliases: The big reveal surrounds someone's aliases selected by this trope: [[spoiler: Windy Windkloppel chose the eponymous Mr. Westing was one of four aliases all with names containing a cardinal direction."Sam '''West'''ing", "Barney '''North'''rup", "Sandy [=Mc=]'''South'''ers" and "Julian R. '''East'''man".]]
20th Apr '15 9:00:36 PM SharleeD
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* CollectorOfTheStrange: Flora Baumbach's late daughter collected fabric swatches from her mother's dress shop.
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