History Literature / Winnetou

10th Sep '16 2:33:06 AM goldeneyes
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* CitySlicker: In one form or another, this is what Old Shatterhand repeatedly gets ''mistaken for'' as a plot point, even long after he's become famous in the West under that name. Mostly because he actually does buy clean new clothes and the like every so often, uses his ''nom du guerre'' only when he means to impress (and his plain old German given name otherwise), isn't above sometimes coming up with a quick fib about his identity for various reasons, and of course for all the fame attached to his name most people still simply ''don't know what the actual man behind it actually looks like''. And what he looks like is actually not very impressive - an unassuming, average-sized, friendly and polite young man, with hands that seem to be "as delicate as a woman's" does not exactly lead a seasoned westman to believe this is Old Shatterhand, who everybody imagines to be at least a 7-feet tall mass of muscles. (He also explicitly begins his future career in the West as a "greenhorn" using that very word in Winnetou I.)
17th Aug '16 1:20:12 PM Nautilus1
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** Both Winnetou and Intschu-tschuna grudgingly admit the superiority of the Whites in technical and scientific matters. It's the wanton violence and encroachment on their freedoms and lands they hate and seek to repeal at all cost.
26th Jul '16 8:44:38 AM LordGro
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* ActionMom: Tahua.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Old Wabble.
* TheAlcoholic: Rattler.

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* ApologisesALot

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* BadassBookworm: Charlie is very much a badass, and very, very much a bookworm.
* BadassFamily: Winnetou's family, made up of himself, his wise and brave father, his beautiful and resourceful sister, his kind teacher, and eventually his blood-brother.

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* %%* BadassBookworm: Charlie is very much a badass, and very, very much a bookworm.
* BadassFamily: BadassFamily:
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Winnetou's family, made up of himself, his wise and brave father, his beautiful and resourceful sister, his kind teacher, and eventually his blood-brother.



* BadassNative: Winnetou, of course. Several other secondary characters as well, with Colma Pushi standing out the most.

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* BadassNative: Winnetou, of course.Winnetou. Several other secondary characters as well, with Colma Pushi standing out the most.



* BewareTheHonestOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Sam Hawkens, Dick Hammerdull, "Aunt" Droll, and most of all, Hobble-Frank.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Winnetou.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Colma-Puschi. Kah-o-oto. Amscha, the Beduin.

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* %%* BewareTheHonestOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* %%* BewareTheNiceOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* %%* BewareTheSillyOnes: Sam Hawkens, Dick Hammerdull, "Aunt" Droll, and most of all, Hobble-Frank.
* %%* BewareTheQuietOnes: Winnetou.
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Colma-Puschi. Kah-o-oto. Amscha, the Beduin.



* BigDamnHeroes: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, both to each other and to others.

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* BigFancyHouse: Conrad Werner and Martha Vogel's house. Judith Silberstein also has several.
* BigGood: Tatellah-Satah in "Winnetou IV".
* BirdsOfAFeather: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.

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* %%* BigFancyHouse: Conrad Werner and Martha Vogel's house. Judith Silberstein also has several.
* %%* BigGood: Tatellah-Satah in "Winnetou IV".
* %%* BirdsOfAFeather: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Judith Silberstein. Not that Charlie falls for it.

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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Judith Silberstein. Not that Charlie falls for it.



* ConvertingForLove: Winnetou, in a way.

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* %%* ConvertingForLove: Winnetou, in a way.
26th Jul '16 8:21:58 AM goldeneyes
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21st Jul '16 3:20:46 PM goldeneyes
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10th Jul '16 1:58:08 AM goldeneyes
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* BluffTheEavesdropper


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* GoThroughMe


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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer


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* PietàPlagiarism: Charlie holds Winnetou this way while he's dying. And all through the night that follows, without moving.


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* PoisonedWeapons


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* PreMortemOneLiner
* PrepareToDie


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* PublicExecution


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* ReadingTheEnemySMail


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* StopOrIWillShoot!


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* TakingTheBullet


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* TeamDad: Winnetou.
* TeamMom: Old Shatterhand. Killing grizzly bears one moment, then sewing an irresponsible teammate's damaged clothes (via grizzly bear ''cub'') all through the night.


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* ThereAreNoTherapists


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* ThreatBackfire
* ThreateningMediator


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* ToThePain
8th Jul '16 2:06:58 AM goldeneyes
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* SnowedIn
* TheSoulSaver

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* SnowedIn
SnowedIn: Due to heavy snowfall, the good guys have to spend part of the winter in the Shoshone's hide-spot at the end of "Holy Night!"
* TheSoulSaverSnowMeansDeath: In "Holy Night!", Carpio dies during a snowy Christmas night up in the Rockies.
* TheSoulSaver: Alternately, Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.
7th Jul '16 2:29:48 PM goldeneyes
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* EmpathicEnvironment: Done with heavy summer storms, several times.



* UndyingLoyalty: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Even when one of them ''does'' physically die, the loyalty does not.

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* UndyingLoyalty: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Even when one of them ''does'' physically die, the his loyalty does not.continues to act from beyond the grave.


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* WhenItRainsItPours: Justified, as this tends to happen in the arid landscapes of the Southern US.
26th Jun '16 3:23:02 PM marmota-b
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** Played straight with Bob in ''Der Sohn des Bärenjägers'' when the Bear-hunter's son's life is threatened.



* CoincidenceMagnet: Old Shatterhand. Mysteries that have lasted millenias, secrets that have been buried for decades, hidden identities, faked deaths, fugitives across two or three continents, he stumbles upon all of these and more, and he solves them without trying, because he happens to be at the right place at the right time, or do the right thing for the right person. Watching several coincidence trains-of-events converge upon him at the same time can be quite fascinating.

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* CoincidenceMagnet: Old Shatterhand. Mysteries that have lasted millenias, secrets that have been buried for decades, hidden identities, faked deaths, fugitives across two or three continents, he stumbles upon all of these and more, and he solves them (mostly) without trying, because he happens to be at the right place at the right time, or do the right thing for the right person. Watching several coincidence trains-of-events converge upon him at the same time can be quite fascinating.



* DangerousTerrain: The salt flats. Any cave they have to enter, on either continent. The hidden icy ravines in the short story featuring Eskimos. Canyons, due to the lack of both hiding places and the possibility to see your enemies coming.

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* DangerousTerrain: The salt flats. Any cave they have to enter, on either continent. The hidden icy ravines in the short story featuring Eskimos.the Sami. Canyons, due to the lack of both hiding places and the possibility to see your enemies coming.



* DeadlyDustStorm: In "The Spirit of Llano Estacado" one of these hits the part of the desert where Old Shatterhand was supposed to be. Winnetou, in a different location, sees the storm from afar and worries darkly about his friend.

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* DeadlyDustStorm: In "The ''The Spirit of Llano Estacado" Estacado'' one of these hits the part of the desert where Old Shatterhand was supposed to be. Winnetou, in a different location, sees the storm from afar and worries darkly about his friend.



* DistressedDude: Winnetou and Intschu-tschuna falling prisoners to the Kiowas. Old Shatterhand himself more times than it's worth remembering. And Winnetou himself a few times more.

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* DistressedDude: Winnetou and Intschu-tschuna falling prisoners to the Kiowas. Old Shatterhand himself more times than it's worth remembering. And Winnetou himself a few times more. The whole plot of ''Der Sohn des Bärenjägers'' is based around a long-distance rescue attempt, and more characters are captured and subsequently rescued along the way.



* EnemyMine: More common among individuals than groups, but the Apaches and Comanches have their moments. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand definitely make friends among the Comanches (Tevua-shohe, his son Schiba-bigc, and especially Apanatschka) the Osages (Matto-Schakko), and even the Kiowas (Tangua's own son, Pida).

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* EnemyMine: More common among individuals than groups, but the Apaches and Comanches have their moments. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand definitely make friends among the Comanches (Tevua-shohe, his son Schiba-bigc, and especially Apanatschka) Apanatschka), the Osages (Matto-Schakko), and even the Kiowas (Tangua's own son, Pida).



* EskimoLand: Setting of one short mystery story.

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* EskimoLand: Setting of one short mystery story. ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1pmi Lapland]], actually.)



* FatComicRelief: Dick Hammerdull, though he does ''not'' appreciate the fat part. Hobble-Frank as well.

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* FatComicRelief: Dick Hammerdull, though he does ''not'' appreciate the fat part. Hobble-Frank Occasionally "Fat Jemmy" as well.well, although he shows considerable competence and cunning of his own.



* {{Flanderization}}: In Karl May's early serialized stories Winnetou had a distinct darker, more savage side, but at the years passed the author idealized his hero more an more until he finally became a Christ-like figure and the ultimate NobleSavage. No, make that the ultimate Noble ''Man''

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* {{Flanderization}}: In Karl May's early serialized stories Winnetou had a distinct darker, more savage side, but at the years passed the author idealized his hero more an more until he finally became a Christ-like figure and the ultimate NobleSavage. No, make that the ultimate Noble ''Man''''Man''.



** In "Satan and Iscariot", Charlie tells Emery Bothwell about one of his and Winnetou's earlier adventures, which included them and a group of travellers suffer from thirst while crossing the Llano Estacado. While weakend, they are all captured by the Comanches. While there was no current conflict, the Comanches decide to burn them at the stake anyway. They start by killing the other travellers, while Winnetou and Charlie are forced to watch. Their fury at the sight gives them the needed impulse to not only escape in an extremely bold manner, but also that they come back to take ''revenge'' -- one rare exception to their usually "forgiving-your-enemies" policy. For his part, Emery is more creeped out by Charlie's calm and casual retelling of the events, which in themselves were unusually gory.

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** In "Satan and Iscariot", Charlie tells Emery Bothwell about one of his and Winnetou's earlier adventures, which included them and a group of travellers suffer from thirst while crossing the Llano Estacado. While weakend, weakened, they are all captured by the Comanches. While there was no current conflict, the Comanches decide to burn them at the stake anyway. They start by killing the other travellers, while Winnetou and Charlie are forced to watch. Their fury at the sight gives them the needed impulse to not only escape in an extremely bold manner, but also that they come back to take ''revenge'' -- one rare exception to their usually "forgiving-your-enemies" policy. For his part, Emery is more creeped out by Charlie's calm and casual retelling of the events, which in themselves were unusually gory.



* GentlemanAdventurer: Lord Castlepool.

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* GentlemanAdventurer: Lord Castlepool.Castlepool and Lord David Lindsay.



* GoodSamaritan: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, but also a lot of their many friends as well.

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* GoodSamaritan: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, but also a lot of their many friends as well. Winnetou gets to be a particularly literal example in "Der Schatz am Silbersee", when he treats a white man, seriously wounded by bandits, that he comes across along his way.



* IrrationalHatred: Old Wabble hate towards Old Shatterhand is as unexplainable as Old Shatterhand's continued mercy towards Old Wabble. The reason for all this debacle doesn't click until the very end.

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* IrrationalHatred: Old Wabble Wabble's hate towards Old Shatterhand is as unexplainable as Old Shatterhand's continued mercy towards Old Wabble. The reason for all this debacle doesn't click until the very end.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Hobble-Frank,at least when it comes to formal education. Carpio, when it comes to pretty much ''everything''.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Hobble-Frank,at Hobble-Frank, at least when it comes to formal education. Carpio, when it comes to pretty much ''everything''.



* OldFriend: Carpio in "Holy Night!

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* OldFriend: Carpio in "Holy Night!Night!"



* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Karl May lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee'' is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.
* RagtagBunchofMisfits: All groups that tend to form around Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.

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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Karl May lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee'' "Der Schatz Im Silbersee" is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.
adventure. (He can be pretty BadAss when it comes to it, but this aspect of his personalities was downplayed in TheFilmOfTheBook in favour of more PluckyComicRelief characterisation.)
* RagtagBunchofMisfits: All groups that tend to form around Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.
22nd Jun '16 10:16:00 PM PaulA
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* BlasphemousPraise

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* BlasphemousPraiseBlasphemousPraise: "Even Manitou couldn't ride a better horse than this."
* BlingBlingBang: Winnetou wields a double rifle richly ornated with silver studs.



* BottomlessMagazines: Invoked. Old Shatterhand's "Henry carbine" actually packs "only" twenty-five shots into a magazine that's apparently complex enough that few if any enemies who manage to get hold of the gun ever figure it out, but because that's still a lot of shots between reloads and he rarely needs to expend them all before topping it off again a number of his more superstitious adversaries -- especially those who only know him by reputation -- do end up convinced that the weapon is somehow magical and a straight example of the trope, and he in turn takes full advantage of that misconception quite a few times.



* {{Hypocrite:}} A lot of the bad guys, and bad women.

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* {{Hypocrite:}} {{Hypocrite}}: A lot of the bad guys, and bad women.



* InSeriesNickname: Most of the ''Westmänner'' (Westmen) go by their colourful nicknames, not their real ones, for instance Old Shatterhand, Old Surehand, Old Firehand, Old Death, Old Wabble, Gunstick-Uncle, Earless and Tante Droll.



* ThirstyDesert

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* ThirstyDesertThirstyDesert: The (really existing) Llano Estacado is described as this in the stories and usually comes complete with at least some miscreants planning to lead travelers astray explicitly so they can die of thirst and never be heard from again.
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