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2nd Aug '17 9:11:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" person" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:11:00 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:06:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:05:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/RoaldDahl created several iconic examples:
** The Oompa-Loompas in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' downplay this. They're normally a benevolent ServantRace -- until a misbehaving child ends up in peril, at which point they become a creepy GreekChorus and break into a gruesome song detailing the child's potential fate. [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory The 1971 film adaptation]] replaces their songs with far less graphic ones but makes up for it by giving them [[UncannyValleyMakeup unnatural orange skin]].
** The [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] in ''Literature/TheWitches'', described as no taller than four and a half feet, is a straighter example.

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* Creator/RoaldDahl created several iconic examples:
** The Oompa-Loompas in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' downplay this. They're normally a benevolent ServantRace -- until a misbehaving child ends up in peril, at which point they become a creepy GreekChorus and break into a gruesome song detailing the child's potential fate. [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory The 1971 film adaptation]] replaces their songs with far less graphic ones but makes up for it by giving them [[UncannyValleyMakeup unnatural orange skin]].
** The [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] in
In ''Literature/TheWitches'', described Creator/RoaldDahl describes the [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] as no taller than four and a half feet, feet.
* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget"
is a straighter example.considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
21st Jul '17 8:44:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the mother bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.

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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the mother bear kingdom]][[note]]except Mama Bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), rug[[/note]], displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.
21st Jul '17 8:44:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the [[{{Goldilocks}} Mama Bear]], who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.

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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the [[{{Goldilocks}} Mama Bear]], mother bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.
15th Jul '17 1:02:39 AM Psychadelico
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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]], displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.

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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]], kingdom]] (except for the [[{{Goldilocks}} Mama Bear]], who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.
26th May '17 6:22:08 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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25th May '17 11:05:14 AM thatother1dude
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** Tyrion Lannister is introduced to the audience in a brothel, where the whore Ros [[AsYouKnow discusses his reputation]] as a "drunken little lecher". [[ChivalrousPervert Subverted]] when we later discover Tyrion is the [[TokenGoodTeammate most decent member]] of his BigScrewedUpFamily. Nevertheless, BlackAndGreyMorality means even he gets a few cold-blooded actions for which his dwarfism provides a FreudianExcuse.

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** Tyrion Lannister is introduced to the audience in a brothel, where the whore Ros [[AsYouKnow discusses his reputation]] as a "drunken little lecher". [[ChivalrousPervert Subverted]] when we later discover Tyrion is the [[TokenGoodTeammate [[WhiteSheep most decent member]] of his BigScrewedUpFamily. Nevertheless, BlackAndGreyMorality means even he gets a few cold-blooded actions for which his dwarfism provides a FreudianExcuse.
6th May '17 3:16:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Mister Mxyzptlk from the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics is sometimes portrayed as this. As an EldritchAbomination from the fifth dimension, he's not so much ''depraved'' as he is amoral, but he probably counts nonetheless. He's also similar to Rumpelstiltskin (one of the {{Ur Example}}s of this trope) in how he can be defeated, but the method is more complex: while the heroine of ''Rumpelstiltskin'' just had to tell Rumpelstiltskin his name, Superman has to trick Mister Mxyzptlk himself into saying his own name - ''backwards''.

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* Mister Mxyzptlk from the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics is sometimes portrayed as this. As an EldritchAbomination a HumanoidAbomination from the fifth dimension, he's not so much ''depraved'' as he is amoral, but he probably counts nonetheless. He's also similar to Rumpelstiltskin (one of the {{Ur Example}}s of this trope) in how he can be defeated, but the method is more complex: while the heroine of ''Rumpelstiltskin'' just had to tell Rumpelstiltskin his name, Superman has to trick Mister Mxyzptlk himself into saying his own name - ''backwards''.
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