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27th Sep '16 11:47:46 AM EdwardX1
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* HeroAntagonist: It can be argued that Cory is the antagonist of the story, since he clashes with Troy the most throughout the story and they even have a final battle during the climax.
27th Jul '16 4:57:06 PM KingClark
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* GainaxEnding: It ends with [[spoiler: Gabriel realizing the trumpet isn't working, then dancing " a dance of atavistic signature and ritual", then howling "in what is an attempt at a song, or perhaps a song turning back into itself in an attempt at speech. And then the gates of heaven open.]]

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* GainaxEnding: It ends with [[spoiler: Gabriel [[spoiler:Gabriel realizing the trumpet isn't working, then dancing " a "a dance of atavistic signature and ritual", then howling "in what is an attempt at a song, or perhaps a song turning back into itself in an attempt at speech. And then the gates of heaven open.]]



* HairTriggerTemper: Troy
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Troy dies after a time skip at the end of the play]].

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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy
Troy.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Troy [[spoiler:Troy dies after a time skip at the end of the play]].
14th May '16 9:31:58 AM KevinKlawitter
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The play premiered on Broadway in 1987, with Creator/JamesEarlJones in the role of Troy. The play earned a ton of Tonys, including Jones' second for Best Leading Actor in a Play.

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The play premiered on Broadway in 1987, with Creator/JamesEarlJones in the role of Troy. The play earned a ton of Tonys, including Jones' second for Best Leading Actor in a Play. \n Creator/DenzelWashington directed and starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast will reunite for a film adaption of the play set for release in 2016.
17th Jan '16 11:35:09 AM NoChorus
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** Troy to some extent. Why, Death is a wrestler and they wrestled to [[JustForPun death]] for three days.



** Troy to some extent. Why, Death is a wrestler and they wrestled to [[JustForPun death]] for three days.
14th Jan '16 4:40:09 PM molokai198
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* TheBigGuy: Troy is very large and bases his identity on this.


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* FreakOut: At the end of the play [[spoiler: Gabriel has one when he realizes that his trumpet doesn't work. It is noted in the play directions that a sane man would not be able to withstand the trauma.]]


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* GainaxEnding: It ends with [[spoiler: Gabriel realizing the trumpet isn't working, then dancing " a dance of atavistic signature and ritual", then howling "in what is an attempt at a song, or perhaps a song turning back into itself in an attempt at speech. And then the gates of heaven open.]]
14th Jan '16 4:35:00 PM molokai198
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Cory assumes his father is scared of his son being better at sports than he is. Troy's dickish move is preventing his son from ever playing sports in the leagues because he doesn't want his son to have to deal with the stigma of racism like he did.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Cory assumes his father is scared of his son being better at sports than he is. Troy's dickish move is preventing his son from ever playing sports in the leagues because he doesn't want w ant his son to have to deal with the stigma of racism like he did.



* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race.

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Troy dies after a time skip at the end of the play]].
* HeroicDog: Troy sings about his dog Blue, who cared for him after he was beaten by his father.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race. race.
* MeaningfulFuneral: [[spoiler: Troy's]] funeral in the last scene.



* MissingMom: Troy's mother, and also Troy's first wife, Lyons's mother. [[spoiler:Technically, Alberta is this to Raynell later on in the play.]]

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* MissingMom: Troy's mother, and also Troy's first wife, Lyons's mother. [[spoiler:Technically, Alberta is this to Raynell later on in the play.]]
12th Jan '16 1:26:03 PM molokai198
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* DeathByChildbirth: How [[spoiler:Alberta]] dies.
* DistantFinale: The final scene takes place seven years after the rest of the play.


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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race.
20th Feb '15 7:49:22 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheGhost: Alberta. [[spoiler:She dies before we get to even see her.]]

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* TheGhost: Alberta. [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:[[PosthumousCharacter She dies before we get to even see her.]]]]]]
20th Feb '15 7:47:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.Troy
20th Feb '15 7:47:06 PM Mdumas43073
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* FreudianExcuse: Troy is extremely hard on Cory and constantly pushes him to get a job and an education instead of pursuing being a professional athlete like he did. The reason why is because when Troy tried to do so, African-Americans were not allowed in sports. A noble, just cause...if not for the fact that the times have changed and Cory would be treated much differently than Troy was.

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* FreudianExcuse: Troy is extremely hard on Cory and constantly pushes him to get a job and an education instead of pursuing being a professional athlete like he did. The reason why is because when Troy tried to do so, African-Americans were not allowed in sports. A noble, just cause...perfectly understandable position... if not for the fact that the times have changed and Cory would be treated much differently than Troy was.


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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.
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