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12th Oct '17 1:05:44 PM Farnham
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** Is Hans really unable to control his impulses? How strong are they? Do they even exist or is the whole insanity thing a sympathy play to justify his crimes?

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** Is Hans really unable to control his impulses? How strong are they? Do they even exist or is the whole insanity thing a sympathy play to justify his crimes?crimes and keep the mob from lynching him?
16th Oct '16 1:10:31 PM BatmanKalEl
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* JerkassHasAPoint: The prosecutor of the mob trial may be a criminal but he does have a point that whether or not Hans is crazy he is a threat to the children of Germany regardless and killing him would make them more safe.
16th Oct '16 1:07:24 PM BatmanKalEl
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Very much like in Lang's [[Film/{{Metropolis}} other famous work]], the Nazis were ''completely oblivious'' the blatant TakeThat made against them in the film - ''or'', for that matter, the film's intentionally GreyAndGrayMorality. Joseph Goebbels, who was directly ''mocked'' in the movie as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed der Schränker]], said that it was "fabulous! Against this 'humanitarianism' tripe. For the death sentence!" It took them the emigration of Lang to finally see the movie for what it was. May have been helped by the fact that, [[Film/{{Metropolis}} once again]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thea von Harbou]] co-wrote the script.



** EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Very much like in Lang's [[Film/{{Metropolis}} other famous work]], the Nazis were ''completely oblivious'' the blatant TakeThat made against them in the film - ''or'', for that matter, the film's intentionally GreyAndGrayMorality. Joseph Goebbels, who was directly ''mocked'' in the movie as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed der Schränker]], said that it was "fabulous! Against this 'humanitarianism' tripe. For the death sentence!" It took them the emigration of Lang to finally see the movie for what it was.
*** May have been helped by the fact that, [[Film/{{Metropolis}} once again]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thea von Harbou]] co-wrote the script.
16th Oct '16 12:46:36 PM BatmanKalEl
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodifier.
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodifier.
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16th Oct '16 12:45:34 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FridgeHorror: Complete with InferredHolocaust, considering what mental hospitals were like in the 1930s, [[MercyKill the death penalty might be kinder for poor Hans]]; he's pretty screwed either way.
** Worse still, remember that the Nazis only assumed power two years after this film was released; how do you think they are going to treat a mentally-ill Jew?
*** [[{{EvenEvilHasLovedOnes}} Especially one who murdered German little girls.]]
13th Sep '16 4:43:03 AM Shadowgazer
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* MoralEventHorizon: Subverted for some, in that you'd ''expect'' the act of murdering little girls to automatically lose the audience's sympathy and yet many feel bad for him. It is arguably a great example of someone who does monstrous, unforgivable things and can still retain deep down some sympathy. That's why there are those who see him as a...

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* MoralEventHorizon: Subverted for some, in that you'd You'd ''expect'' the act of murdering little girls to automatically lose the audience's sympathy and yet many feel bad for him. It is arguably a great example of someone who does monstrous, unforgivable things and can still retain deep down some sympathy. That's why there are those who see him as a...
18th Jun '16 6:22:53 PM randomguy399
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* BreakoutCharacter: Otto Wernicke's Kommissar Lohmann was so popular with viewers that Lang brought him back for ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' one year later.

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* BreakoutCharacter: EnsembleDarkhorse: Otto Wernicke's Kommissar Lohmann was so popular with viewers that Lang brought him back for ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' one year later.
6th Feb '16 10:52:49 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodefier.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodefier.TropeCodifier.
6th Feb '16 10:51:45 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* FridgeHorror: Complete with InferedHolocaust, considering what mental hospitals were like in the 1930s, [[MercyKill the death penalty might be kinder for poor Hans]]; he's pretty screwed either way.

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* FridgeHorror: Complete with InferedHolocaust, InferredHolocaust, considering what mental hospitals were like in the 1930s, [[MercyKill the death penalty might be kinder for poor Hans]]; he's pretty screwed either way.
4th Feb '16 8:43:50 AM ThallianGold
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodefier.
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