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13th Jul '17 12:50:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Bluebeard appears in the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', although his wife-killing days are supposedly behind him. Of course, given how GenreSavvy the characters have become over the centuries, this might be as much because no one is willing to marry him as because he's genuinely reformed.

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* Bluebeard appears in the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', although his wife-killing days are supposedly behind him. Of course, given how GenreSavvy wise the characters have become over the centuries, this might be as much because no one is willing to marry him as because he's genuinely reformed.
19th Jun '17 12:48:19 PM memesis
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* [[http://www.magpiegames.com/bluebeards-bride/ Bluebeard's Bride]] is this trope: The Game, told from the perspective of the bride as she discovers the truth.
11th Jun '17 5:36:50 PM Twiddler
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* Emily Carroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," in the collection ''Through the Woods,'' draws on this legend. [[spoiler: After an ArrangedMarriage, Wife #2 finds pieces of Wife #1 hidden all over the house, then reassembles her. Wife #1 is not as grateful as one might expect.]]

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* Emily Carroll's Creator/EmilyCarroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," in the collection ''Through the Woods,'' ''ComicBook/ThroughTheWoods'', draws on this legend. [[spoiler: After an ArrangedMarriage, Wife #2 finds pieces of Wife #1 hidden all over the house, then reassembles her. Wife #1 is not as grateful as one might expect.]]
9th Jun '17 3:59:19 PM Vox
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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].

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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, and although he was fully complicit it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].
9th Jun '17 3:56:29 PM Vox
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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Thomas has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although Lucille's the one who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].

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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although Lucille's the one it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].
6th Jun '17 12:06:30 PM Allronix
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjTSBKgkDsc Jack Reeves]] was a housepainter and Army vet with a penchant for young brides. He was forced to annul the marriage to the first (only fifteen at the time). Wife #2 was planning to leave him, and ended up "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]]" with a shotgun. Wife #3, a MailOrderBride, drowned in a shallow lake and her relatives noticed scratches and bruises on her body that indicated it wasn't accidental. Wife #4, also a MailOrderBride, vanished without a trace after planning to leave Jack for [[LipstickLesbian another woman]]. The police couldn't find Wife #4 or her body, and Wife #3 had been cremated. So, they had another look at Wife #2 and found the story Reeves told didn't match up with the evidence on the body or the crime scene photos. When they went to arrest Jack Reeves for the murder of his wife, he looked at the arresting officer and asked "Which one?" He was convicted of Wife #2's murder, and an additional life sentence was added when they found the remains of Wife #4 in a remote campground.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjTSBKgkDsc Jack Reeves]] was a housepainter and Army vet with a penchant for young brides. He was forced to annul the marriage to the first (only fifteen at the time). Wife #2 was planning to leave him, and ended up "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]]" with a shotgun. Wife #3, a MailOrderBride, drowned in a shallow lake and her relatives noticed scratches and bruises on her body that indicated it wasn't accidental. Wife #4, also a MailOrderBride, vanished without a trace after planning to leave Jack for [[LipstickLesbian another woman]]. The police couldn't find Wife #4 or her body, and Wife #3 had been cremated. So, they had another look at Wife #2 and found the story Reeves told didn't match up with the evidence on the body or the crime scene photos. When they went to arrest Jack Reeves for the murder of his wife, he looked at the arresting officer and asked "Which one?" He was convicted of Wife #2's murder, and an additional life sentence was added when they found the remains of Wife #4 in a remote campground.
6th Jun '17 12:06:05 PM Allronix
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjTSBKgkDsc Jack Reeves]] was a housepainter and Army vet with a penchant for young brides. He was forced to annul the marriage to the first (only fifteen at the time). Wife #2 was planning to leave him, and ended up "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]]" with a shotgun. Wife #3, a MailOrderBride, drowned in a shallow lake and her relatives noticed scratches and bruises on her body that indicated it wasn't accidental. Wife #4, also a MailOrderBride, vanished without a trace after planning to leave Jack for [[LipstickLesbian another woman]]. The police couldn't find Wife #4 or her body, and Wife #3 had been cremated. So, they had another look at Wife #2 and found the story Reeves told didn't match up with the evidence on the body or the crime scene photos. When they went to arrest Jack Reeves for the murder of his wife, he looked at the arresting officer and asked "Which one?" He was convicted of Wife #2's murder, and an additional life sentence was added when they found the remains of Wife #4 in a remote campground.
17th Apr '17 7:42:03 PM aureolindays
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* Nikolai Belinski, the Russian soldier in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', has murdered at least five of his wives. Some of his weapon pickup quotes have him remarking on how it's the same one he shot one of them with. To be fair though, she was a bitch. However, ''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that [[spoiler:he had only one wife, and her loss in an aird raid pained him so much that he began drinking to try and forget her.]]

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* Nikolai Belinski, the Russian soldier in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', has murdered at least five of his wives. Some of his weapon pickup quotes have him remarking on how it's the same one he shot one of them with. To be fair though, she was a bitch.It is intentionally PlayedForLaughs. However, ''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that [[spoiler:he had only one wife, and her loss in an aird raid pained him so much that he began drinking to try and forget her.]]
15th Apr '17 6:22:50 PM nombretomado
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* The seventh track of SoundHorizon's album ''Märchen'', "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro" (meaning "the blue earl's castle"), deals with this story.

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* The seventh track of SoundHorizon's Music/SoundHorizon's album ''Märchen'', "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro" (meaning "the blue earl's castle"), deals with this story.
3rd Apr '17 6:42:07 PM Nakuyabi
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* A variation of this tale appears in many versions of "The Robber Bridegroom". In this story, the murderer is a member of a gang of cannibalistic bandits. After inviting the potential fiancée to his house, she is aided by the bandits' servant, an old woman who hides her behind a cask. The would-be bride actually witnesses another woman being murdered and devoured, and later, the old woman helps her escape, but insists on coming with her. The bride brings along a ring from the victim of the murder she witnessed, and on the day of the wedding, exposes her fiancé with the evidence. The story ends with the Bridegroom and the other bandits executed.

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* A variation of this tale appears in many versions of "The Robber Bridegroom".Bridegroom" by the Grimm Brothers and others. In this story, the murderer is a member of a gang of cannibalistic bandits. After inviting he invites the potential fiancée to his house, she is aided by gets some help from the bandits' servant, an old woman who hides her behind a cask. The would-be bride actually then witnesses another woman being murdered and devoured, and later, the old woman helps her escape, but insists escape on coming with her.the condition that she brings her along (presumably because the bride knows the way and the old woman doesn't). The bride brings along a ring from the victim of the murder she witnessed, and on the day of the wedding, exposes her fiancé with the evidence. The story ends with the Bridegroom and the other bandits executed.



* ''Mr Fox'' is another version of this story, where the woman discovers the dead women and witnesses the mutilation of one of them. She presents the evidence to Fox, who flees, but is torn apart by villagers and their dogs. Unusually for the trope, the title character appears to be at least partially motivated by {{greed}}, as he takes special interest in one victim's diamond ring.
* There is an Italian version called "Il Naso D'argento" ("The Silver Nose"). The "stranger" has a silver nose, and he is actually the Devil. The Forbidden Room is Hell, where he threw the first two disobedient wives. The wife's little sister, however, manages to save them. The 'silver nose' was typically a prosthetic nose used by men who suffered from severe syphilis, which could cause the nose to fall off. It would have been an early warning that the stranger was not very trustworthy.

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* ''Mr Fox'' is another version of this story, where the woman discovers the dead women and witnesses the mutilation of one of them. She presents the evidence to Fox, who flees, but then is either torn apart by villagers and their dogs. dogs or arrested, convicted in a court of law, and executed. Unusually for the trope, the title character appears is explicitly indicated to be at least partially motivated by {{greed}}, as he takes special interest in one victim's diamond ring.
* There is an Italian version called "Il Naso D'argento" ("The Silver Nose"). The "stranger" has a silver nose, and he is actually the Devil. The Forbidden Room is Hell, where he threw the first two disobedient wives. The wife's little sister, however, manages to save them. The 'silver nose' "silver nose" was typically a prosthetic nose used by men who suffered from severe syphilis, which could cause the one's nose to fall rot off. It Thus, it would have been an early warning that the stranger was not very trustworthy.
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