History Main / TheBlueBeard

21st May '16 10:30:46 PM ManEFaces
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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Nathan is a pioneer in designing and building lifelike A.I that can pass the Turing test and fool real humans. He uses this technology to build robotic women which he uses as SexBots, then eventually tortures and destroys them. He even has a secret closet with wrecked prototypes in it.

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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Nathan is a pioneer in designing and building lifelike A.I that can pass the Turing test and fool real humans. He uses this technology to build robotic women which that he uses as SexBots, then for [[SexBot his own pleasure]] before eventually tortures torturing and destroys destroying them. He even has a secret closet with wrecked prototypes in it.
21st May '16 10:17:42 PM ManEFaces
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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Nathan is a pioneer in designing and building lifelike A.I that can pass the Turing test and fool real humans. He uses this technology to build robotic women which he uses as SexBots, then eventually tortures and destroys them. He even has a secret closet with wrecked prototypes in it.
14th May '16 9:13:39 PM Katsuhagi
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Unlike the BlackWidow, the Bluebeard is rarely motivated by {{greed}}, though in RealLife, historically that was a fairly common motivation. Often, he just does it for [[MonsterMisogyny kicks]] or as the epitome of DomesticAbuse.

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Unlike the BlackWidow, the Bluebeard is rarely motivated by {{greed}}, though in RealLife, historically that was a fairly common motivation. Often, he just does it for [[MonsterMisogyny kicks]] or as the epitome of DomesticAbuse.
DomesticAbuse. If he has a pattern of cheating on his current wife with the woman who will become his next wife, it's RemarriedToTheMistress.
25th Mar '16 2:42:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Haunt of Fear'' (one of the original 1950s comics on which ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' is based) had a one-off story about a woman who discovers her new husband is Bluebeard's great-great-grandson and has indeed killed off all his previous wives. Predictably, he kills her as well so she can't tell anyone.

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* ''The Haunt of Fear'' (one of the original 1950s comics on which ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt'' is based) had a one-off story about a woman who discovers her new husband is Bluebeard's great-great-grandson and has indeed killed off all his previous wives. Predictably, he kills her as well so she can't tell anyone.
2nd Feb '16 9:55:10 AM Prfnoff
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* According to ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', UsefulNotes/HenryVIII "could barely get through a day without beheading a wife," sometimes during the wedding ceremony itself.
7th Dec '15 8:38:21 PM LadyNorbert
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* Dupin and the {{player character}} must outwit one of these in the ''VideoGames/DarkTales'' series.
28th Nov '15 11:46:37 AM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs with the character Dr. Mickhead from the series {{Scrubs}}. He's suspected of murdering his wife, and it's an OpenSecret amongst the Sacred Heart staff, and several scenes has him attempting to hide evidence(including giving a hammer to JD's then-girlfriend for safekeeping) before getting carted off in handcuffs.

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* Played for laughs with the character Dr. Mickhead from the series {{Scrubs}}.''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. He's suspected of murdering his wife, and it's an OpenSecret amongst the Sacred Heart staff, and several scenes has him attempting to hide evidence(including giving a hammer to JD's then-girlfriend for safekeeping) before getting carted off in handcuffs.
24th Nov '15 1:03:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Zoltan Carnovasch from the first ''{{Phantasmagoria}}'' was made for this trope, with [[spoiler:Don almost following in his footsteps.]]

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* Zoltan Carnovasch from the first ''{{Phantasmagoria}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'' was made for this trope, with [[spoiler:Don almost following in his footsteps.]]
15th Nov '15 5:38:26 PM LadyNorbert
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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 fiancé 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". In this story, the murderer is a member of a gang of cannibalistic bandits. After inviting the potential fiancé fiancée to his house, she is aided by the bandits' servant, an old woman who hides her behind a cask. The would be 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'': Emily's fiancé [[spoiler:Lord Barkis]]. He killed Emily before their wedding and took her money and family jewellery, and she became known in the underworld as "Corpse Bride", waiting for her true love she could marry. The villain wants to do the same with one more girl, and perhaps there were more unfortunate ladies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'': Emily's fiancé [[spoiler:Lord Barkis]]. He killed Emily before their wedding and took her money and family jewellery, jewelry, and she became known in the underworld as the "Corpse Bride", waiting for her true love she could marry. The villain wants to do the same with one more girl, and perhaps there were more unfortunate ladies.



* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Peter has a book titled Bluebeard on the shelf by his computer, perhaps as a hint to [[spoiler: Peter falling in love with and eventually (accidentally) killing Gwen]].

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* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Peter has a book titled Bluebeard ''Bluebeard'' on the shelf by his computer, perhaps as a hint to [[spoiler: Peter falling in love with and eventually (accidentally) killing Gwen]].



* ''The Seventh Bride'' by T. Kingfisher (aka Creator/UrsulaVernon) is a retelling of a Bluebeard-type story. Rhea, a miller's daughter, is claimed by a local lord and sent to live at his house, where he sets her deceptive tasks with a fearful penalty for failing them. In this version, he is a sorcerer, and what he did to his previous six wives wasn't anything like as simple as murder.
* [[EvilOverlord Ul Vas]] in ''[[JohnCarterofMars Swords of Mars]] is the evil ruler of Ombra who changes consorts very frequently. He has his men scour their world in search of the most beautiful women to be his newest wife and once he finds one, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he disposes of the previous one to make room for her replacement]]. His current wife Ozara begs [[TheHero John Carter]] to help escape her fate.

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* ''The Seventh Bride'' by T. Kingfisher (aka Creator/UrsulaVernon) is a retelling of a Bluebeard-type story. Rhea, a miller's daughter, is claimed by a local lord and sent to live at his house, where he sets her deceptive tasks with a fearful penalty for failing them. In this version, he is a sorcerer, and what he did to his previous six wives wasn't anything like as simple as murder.
* [[EvilOverlord Ul Vas]] in ''[[JohnCarterofMars Swords of Mars]] Mars]]'' is the evil ruler of Ombra who changes consorts very frequently. He has his men scour their world in search of the most beautiful women to be his newest wife and and, once he finds one, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he disposes of the previous one to make room for her replacement]]. His current wife Ozara begs [[TheHero John Carter]] to help escape her fate.



* Offenbach also wrote an opera on this story

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* Offenbach also wrote an opera on this storystory.



* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' fought one of these in '"The Bluebeard Affair."

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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' fought one of these in '"The ''The Bluebeard Affair."''



* On a singles cruise, a woman meets a handsome, but older man. She talks to him, and they're hitting it off, when the man mentions he's a widower. "Oh, you are?" she asks. "Yes, I've had three wives, and they all died." "Oh, my god, what happened?" "Well, the first one... she ate poisoned mushrooms." "Really?" "Yes, and the second one... really tragic, she also ate poisoned mushrooms." "My goodness! What about the third one?" "Well, she was strangled to death." "Strangled! What happened?" "She wouldn't eat the mushrooms."

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* On a singles cruise, a woman meets a handsome, but handsome older man. She talks to him, and they're hitting it off, when the man mentions he's a widower. "Oh,
-->'''Woman:''' Oh,
you are?" she asks. "Yes, are?
-->'''Man:''' Yes,
I've had three wives, and they all died." "Oh, my god, died.
-->'''Woman:''' Oh,
what happened?" "Well, happened?
-->'''Man:''' Well,
the first one... she ate poisoned mushrooms." "Really?" "Yes, mushrooms.
-->'''Woman:''' Really?
-->'''Man:''' Yes,
and the second one... really tragic, she also ate poisoned mushrooms." "My mushrooms.
-->'''Woman:''' My
goodness! What about the third one?" "Well, one?
-->'''Man:''' Well,
she was strangled to death." "Strangled! death.
-->'''Woman:''' Strangled!
What happened?" "She happened?
-->'''Man:''' She
wouldn't eat the mushrooms."


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* The actual Bluebeard - the one from the fairy tale - appears in the bonus chapter of the eighth installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables''. His reason for killing his wives is a little different this time.
* In ''The Premature Burial,'' the third game in the ''VideoGame/DarkTales'' series, the villain is this. It's known that his current wife died very recently and very suddenly, and those who love her are suspicious because his previous wife died in similar circumstances. [[spoiler:And in the bonus chapter, the player learns that he had ''another'' wife who died that way as well. All three of them were buried alive!]]
11th Nov '15 5:02:40 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[EvilOverlord Ul Vas]] in ''[[JohnCarterofMars Swords of Mars]] is the evil ruler of Ombra who changes consorts very frequently. He has his men scour their world in search of the most beautiful women to be his newest wife and once he finds one, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he disposes of the previous one once he grows tired of her or finds a new replacement]]. His current wife Ozara begs [[TheHero John Carter]] to help escape her fate.

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* [[EvilOverlord Ul Vas]] in ''[[JohnCarterofMars Swords of Mars]] is the evil ruler of Ombra who changes consorts very frequently. He has his men scour their world in search of the most beautiful women to be his newest wife and once he finds one, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he disposes of the previous one once he grows tired of to make room for her or finds a new replacement]]. His current wife Ozara begs [[TheHero John Carter]] to help escape her fate.
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