History WesternAnimation / CorpseBride

13th Apr '17 9:38:43 PM StClair
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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name," spoken as he and his wife look into the family safe, which contains nothing but cobwebs. Their house, meanwhile, is large and grand, but, as Mr. Van Dort gracelessly observes (to their faces), shabby and sparsely furnished.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name," spoken as he and his wife look into the family safe, which contains nothing but cobwebs. Their house, meanwhile, is large and grand, but, as Mr. Van Dort gracelessly observes (to their faces), shabby and sparsely furnished. (Most of the ''good'' furniture was probably sold off long ago.)
1st Mar '17 5:34:41 PM 8BrickMario
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The dead still in possession of their skin are blue.


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* RuleOfThree: The Land of the Dead has three cook sisters.
1st Mar '17 4:05:44 PM 8BrickMario
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* ArcWords: "According to plan." First spoken by both sets of parents when they are trying to make the wedding go perfectly. Later mentioned by Victor to highlight that things are spiraling out of control. The last time is on CrowningMomentOfAwesome page.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted with Victoria, who's actually quite sweet. Zigzagged by her parents, who are selfish and rude but seem just like bog-standard Victorian aristocrats. Lord Barkis takes this trope to nasty Extremes.

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* ArcWords: AnimatedMusical: Stop-motion, with songs scattered throughout.
* AntiClimax: Elder Gutknecht's dramatic drink-mixing is really just for refreshment, and he actually starts the spell afterwards.
* ArcWords:
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"According to plan." First spoken by both sets of parents when they are trying to make the wedding go perfectly. Later mentioned by Victor to highlight that things are spiraling out of control. The last time is on CrowningMomentOfAwesome page.
** "New arrival" also serves as one for the Land of the Dead, and gets its own awesome utterance.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted with Victoria, who's actually quite sweet. Zigzagged by her parents, who are selfish and rude but seem just like bog-standard Victorian aristocrats. Lord Barkis takes this trope to nasty Extremes.extremes.



* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth

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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirthButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Butterflies appear throughout the film, and [[spoiler: Emily turns into them when she finally reaches peace.]]



* CreepyCrows

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* CreepyCrowsCreepyCrows: These feature in the first chase scene with Emily pursuing Victor after her resurrection.



* TheDeadCanDance: The corpses in the Underworld appear to be constantly partying and giving elaborate musical numbers.

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* TheDeadCanDance: The corpses in the Underworld appear to be constantly partying and giving elaborate musical numbers. Add murder wounds and decomposition, and you've got some pretty impressive moves!



* DeathGlare: Emily after finding Victor with Victoria. [[HurricaneOfPuns And she is dead]].

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* DeathGlare: Emily after finding Victor with Victoria. [[HurricaneOfPuns And she is dead]]. Barkis gets another one from her at the end.



* DuetBonding: Victor and Emily, after he accidentally upsets her.

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* DuetBonding: Played with. As Victor and Emily, after he accidentally upsets her.Emily get off to a very bad start, the duet starts off competitive and bitter, but they eventually get along through the music.



* EvilIsPetty: Having failed to acquire Victoria's non-existant family fortune, Lord Barkis clings to the fact that she's his wife, determined not to leave empty-handed.

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* EvilIsPetty: Having failed to acquire Victoria's non-existant non-existent family fortune, Lord Barkis clings to the fact that she's his wife, determined not to leave empty-handed.



* FatAndSkinny: Victor's parents. Mr. Van Dort is skinny enough to look like a stick, while Mrs. Van Dort is somewhat portly, at least on her face. Some of her figue can be explained as her dress.

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* FatAndSkinny: Victor's parents. Mrs. and Mr. Van Dort is skinny enough to look like a stick, while Mrs. Van Dort is somewhat portly, at least on her face. Some of her figue can be explained as her dress.Dort, and Lord and Lady Everglot, respectively.



* TheGrotesque: In some ways. Emily is nothing but skin and bones. She also has an eye that pops out and a worm living in her skull. Eww. But she remains ever gentle and kind.

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* TheGrotesque: In some ways. Emily is nothing but skin and bones. She also has an eye that pops out and a worm living in her skull. Eww. But she holds on to her living beauty and remains ever gentle and kind.



* IWouldSayIfICouldSay
* JawDrop

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* IWouldSayIfICouldSay
IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Emily uses the "took my breath away" qualification.
* JawDropJawDrop: [[VisualPun Done literally]] with a skeleton after the revelation of Barkis' history with Emily.



* LargeHam: Pastor Gallswells. When voiced by Creator/ChristopherLee, what do you expect?

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* LargeHam: Pastor Gallswells.Galswells. When voiced by Creator/ChristopherLee, what do you expect?



* MeaningfulName: Emily means rival and Victoria means victorious.

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* MeaningfulName: Emily means rival "rival" and Victoria means victorious."victorious", broadcasting which of them Victor will end up with.



* OffscreenTeleportation: You cannot run Victor! Emily will find you! Not in a way that's physically possible but still.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: You cannot run run, Victor! Emily will find you! Not in a way that's physically possible but still.still. Subverted the second time, where it's explained that Emily simply took the stairs to the top of the cliff that Victor climbs.



* RealityEnsues: When Victoria sees the situation regarding Victor and Emily, she goes to Pastor Galswells, hoping he will have the sufficient supernatural knowledge to help. Of course, being a woman in the Victorian Era, her claims are seen as utter madness and she's taken home against her will to be imprisoned in her room again.



** She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor.

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** She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor. She apologizes for not tossing him the optimal weapon.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Subverted and lampshaded. When Emily comes across Victor reuniting with Victoria, she accuses him of cheating and shows off her ring. Victor then correctly points out that ''Emily'' is the "other woman", as she hijacked his planned marriage to Victoria. Victoria can tell by Emily's behavior that Victor certainly isn't cheating, and she tries to the best of her ability to help him.
21st Dec '16 11:37:25 AM DrNoPuma
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* CreepyJazzMusic: "Remains of the Day" is a jazz song performed by {{Skeletal Musician}}s, and naturally contains [[XylophonesForWalkingBones creepy xylophone parts]]. While the skeletons [[DarkIsNotEvil are not villainous]], the song provides the backstory for the titular Corpse Bride, and tells of how she was murdered by TheBluebeard.
21st Nov '16 10:26:14 PM ArchTeryx
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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''. To which the dead casually respond, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"

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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''. character'', who treats the dead as if they're the unholy legions of hell. To which one of the dead casually respond, whispers, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"church!" (Where else would you have a proper Victorian wedding, after all?)
21st Nov '16 10:21:42 PM ArchTeryx
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* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead. And they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead. And dead. The dead, far from meaning harm, are overjoyed to share a few words with their living relatives, and are back on Earth only to attend a wedding. Further, they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.
31st Oct '16 4:22:06 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* Mundanger: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].

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* Mundanger: {{Mundanger}}: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it so again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].
31st Oct '16 4:20:30 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* TheMusical

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* TheMusicalMundanger: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].
24th Oct '16 8:31:39 AM theLibrarian
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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria. Originally it's an arranged marriage for social purposes, but they both fall for one another when they meet for the first time without their parents around.
18th Sep '16 8:49:08 AM mlsmithca
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* AHellOfATime / HellOfAHeaven: All dead go to the same place, and how you're treated depends vastly on who you were and how you behaved in life. Victor is greeted warmly by the deceased souls, but [[spoiler:Barkis]] isn't so much; they are greeted, however, with the same phrase...
-->'''Mrs. Plum:''' [[IronicEcho New arrival!]]



* ArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria, obviously.
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage upon meeting, they find that they get along very well. At the very least, it seems that they care for each other.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria, obviously.
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Victoria have been betrothed by their families so that Victor's NouveauRiche parents can mingle with the aristocracy while Victoria's ImpoverishedPatrician parents can finally have money again. It turns out to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage upon meeting, meeting; they find that they get along very well. At the very least, it seems that they care for each other.



* BrokenAesop: A number of fans of the film have commented that the "Don't run away from your problems" message rings rather hollow since, by all appearances, the world of the dead ''is'' legitimately better off than the world of the living. This may also be why [[spoiler:Victor ends up with Victoria and not Emily]] in the end, since the latter scenario could be fairly easily interpreted as ''pro-suicide''.



* BrokenAesop: A number of fans of the film have commented that the "Don't run away from your problems" message rings rather hollow since, by all appearances, the world of the dead ''is'' legitimately better off than the world of the living. This may also be why [[spoiler:Victor ends up with Victoria and not Emily]] in the end, since the latter scenario could be fairly easily interpreted as ''pro-suicide''.



* [[DoesHeHaveABrother Does He Have a Dead Brother?]]: Miss Plum, the cook, wonders this when Victor first turns up in the Land of the Dead.

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* [[DoesHeHaveABrother Does He Have a Dead Brother?]]: DoesHeHaveABrother: Miss Plum, the cook, wonders this when Victor first turns up in the Land of the Dead.



* {{Expy}}: Victor looks like the grown-up version of [[http://www.helderdarocha.com.br/blog/tim_burton_vincent.jpg Vincent]], the child protagonist of one of Burton's earliest stop-motion works.
** This is even {{lampshaded}} in the movie.
-->'''Mr. Everglot''': We shall continue as planned, with or without Vincent.\\
'''Mrs. Everglot''': Victor.\\
'''Mr. Everglot''': Whatever.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Victor looks like the grown-up version of [[http://www.helderdarocha.com.br/blog/tim_burton_vincent.jpg Vincent]], the child protagonist of one of Burton's earliest stop-motion works.
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works. This is even {{lampshaded}} in the movie.
-->'''Mr. --->'''Lord Everglot''': We shall continue as planned, with or without Vincent.\\
'''Mrs. '''Lady Everglot''': Victor.\\
'''Mr. '''Lord Everglot''': Whatever.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Victor's mother gets caught in the door of the carriage, and Mayhew and Victor's dad tries to push her in. Cut to the Everglots watching the carriage [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rocking wildly back and forth]]. "Fish merchants!" Also see ParentalBonus, and doubles as a Creator/WilliamShakespeare reference: 'Fishmonger' used to mean 'pimp.'

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Victor's mother gets caught in the door of the carriage, and Mayhew and Victor's dad tries to push her in. Cut to the Everglots watching the carriage [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rocking wildly back and forth]]. "Fish merchants!" Also see ParentalBonus, and doubles as a Creator/WilliamShakespeare reference: 'Fishmonger' used to mean 'pimp.'



* [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend He's Not My Boyfriend]]: "He's my ''husband''."



* AHellOfATime: All dead go to the same place, and how you're treated depends vastly on who you were and how you behaved in life. Victor is greeted warmly by the deceased souls, but [[spoiler:Barkis]] isn't so much; they are greeted, however, with the same phrase...
-->'''Mrs. Plum:''' [[IronicEcho New arrival!]]



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name."

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name."name," spoken as he and his wife look into the family safe, which contains nothing but cobwebs. Their house, meanwhile, is large and grand, but, as Mr. Van Dort gracelessly observes (to their faces), shabby and sparsely furnished.



* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Gray]]: The staid Victorian world of the living, in stark contrast to the land of the dead, which is ironically more colorful and, well, full of life.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Lord Barkis Bittern the '''killer'''. Buh buh BUUUUUHHHH!!!]]
** Also an {{Unreveal}} -- in "The Remains of the Day," when Bonejangles tells Emily's story in silhouette, his shadow briefly takes on [[spoiler:Lord Barkis']] appearance.

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* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Gray]]: The RealIsBrown: More grey than brown, but this describes the staid Victorian world of the living, in stark contrast to the land of the dead, which is ironically more colorful vivid in hue and, well, full of life.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Lord Barkis Bittern the '''killer'''. Buh buh BUUUUUHHHH!!!]]
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BUUUUUHHHH!!!]] Also an {{Unreveal}} -- in "The Remains of the Day," when Bonejangles tells Emily's story in silhouette, his shadow briefly takes on [[spoiler:Lord Barkis']] appearance.



* RummageFail: She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor.

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* RummageFail: RummageFail:
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She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor.



* SelfMadeMan: William Van Dort, millionaire fish merchant.

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* SelfMadeMan: William Van Dort, millionaire fish merchant. The fact that he made his money through hard work rather than by inheriting it from his parents means that he and his wife are still looked down on by the upper class, one reason they are marrying Victor off to Victoria.



* ShesNotMyGirlfriend: Gender inverted as He's Not My Boyfriend: "He's my ''husband''."



* ShoutOut: The piano Victor sits at when meeting Victoria is brand-labeled a "Harryhausen", in homage to stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The piano Victor sits at when meeting Victoria is brand-labeled a "Harryhausen", in homage to stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.



* StealthPun: The head waiter is a head who happens to be a waiter.
** Not to mention that the joint where he works is called "The Ball and Socket."

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* StealthPun: StealthPun:
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The head waiter is a head who happens to be a waiter.
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waiter. Not to mention that the joint where he works is called "The Ball and Socket."



* TilMurderDoUsPart: What Emily's former fiance [[spoiler:(Lord Barkis)]] did to her which led her to become a corpse bride.



* TilMurderDoUsPart: What Emily's former fiance [[spoiler:(Lord Barkis)]] did to her which led her to become a corpse bride.



* UpperClassTwit: Both Victor's and Victoria's parents, to varying degrees.
** Victor's parents are clearly [[NouveauRiche Working Class Twits]].

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* UpperClassTwit: Both Victor's and Victoria's parents, to varying degrees.
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degrees. Victor's parents are clearly [[NouveauRiche Working Class Twits]].



* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''.
** "Keep it down, we're in a church!"
* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead.
** They don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.

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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''.
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character''. To which the dead casually respond, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"
* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead.
** They
dead. And they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.
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