History YMMV / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

23rd Jan '18 11:47:49 AM petersohn
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** He crosses it in his very first scene, murdering a whole family right down to their youngest child,

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** He crosses it in his very first scene, murdering a whole family right down to their youngest child, child.



* NightmareFuel: Frank. His first appearance is enough of a creepy guy, killing an entire family right down to their youngest child. Then later, it's revealed that when Harmonica was younger, Frank forced him to "keep his lovin' brother happy" by using the poor kid as a ''human hanging stool'', such that when his strength gave out, said brother would die, all while Frank has the most terrifying SlasherSmile ever.
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* NightmareFuel: Frank. His first appearance is enough of a creepy guy, killing an entire family right down to their youngest child. [[spoiler: Then later, it's revealed that when Harmonica was younger, Frank forced him to "keep his lovin' brother happy" by using the poor kid as a ''human hanging stool'', such that when his strength gave out, said brother would die, die,]] all while Frank has the most terrifying SlasherSmile ever.
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13th Jan '18 8:23:59 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheDragon Frank]] is a former bandit turned enforcer for the railroad company. During the film's opening sequence, he and his men gun down the [=McBain=] family, with Frank shooting down the last survivor, [[WouldHurtAChild a small boy]], himself, before nailing a duster to the door so that local {{bandito}} chief [[AntiHero Cheyenne]] will be blamed for the crime. When he reports to his boss, [[EvilCripple Mr. Morton]], [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Morton]] says that he only wanted the [=McBain=]s scared. Frank's response: "[[PsychoForHire People scare better when they're dying]]." When Morton tries to cut a deal with [=McBain=]'s newly arrived widow (ex-HookerWithAHeartOfGold Jill), [[DragonInChief Frank]] sabotages the plan, takes Jill hostage, [[RapeAsDrama has his way with her]], and forces her to sell her land at an auction, positioning his own men there to intimidate the bidders. The arrival of Harmonica, the film's protagonist, ruins this plan, and sets the stage for TheReveal of Frank's [[MoralEventHorizon worst crime]]. [[spoiler:When Harmonica was a boy, Frank made his older brother stand on his shoulders, and put a noose around the brother's neck. When Harmonica collapsed from exhaustion, his brother was hanged. To add an appropriately {{sadist}}ic touch, Frank instructs him to "[[KickTheDog keep your]] [[WhamLine lovin' brother]] [[KickTheDog happy]]." He then places a harmonica between the younger brother's lips.]] No reason is ever given for his actions, and Frank has ultimately gone down in film history as one of the most vicious villains of his era.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheDragon Frank]] is a former bandit turned enforcer for the railroad company. During the film's opening sequence, he and his men gun down the [=McBain=] family, with Frank shooting down the last survivor, [[WouldHurtAChild a small boy]], himself, before nailing a duster to the door so that local {{bandito}} chief [[AntiHero Cheyenne]] will be blamed for the crime. When he reports to his boss, [[EvilCripple Mr. Morton]], [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Morton]] says that he only wanted the [=McBain=]s scared. Frank's response: "[[PsychoForHire People scare better when they're dying]]." When Morton tries to cut a deal with [=McBain=]'s newly arrived widow (ex-HookerWithAHeartOfGold Jill), [[DragonInChief Frank]] sabotages the plan, takes Jill hostage, [[RapeAsDrama has his way with her]], and forces her to sell her land at an auction, positioning his own men there to intimidate the bidders. The arrival of Harmonica, the film's protagonist, ruins this plan, and sets the stage for TheReveal of Frank's [[MoralEventHorizon worst crime]].crime. [[spoiler:When Harmonica was a boy, Frank made his older brother stand on his shoulders, and put a noose around the brother's neck. When Harmonica collapsed from exhaustion, his brother was hanged. To add an appropriately {{sadist}}ic touch, Frank instructs him to "[[KickTheDog keep your]] [[WhamLine lovin' brother]] [[KickTheDog happy]]." He then places a harmonica between the younger brother's lips.]] No reason is ever given for his actions, and Frank has ultimately gone down in film history as one of the most vicious villains of his era.
30th Nov '17 5:31:45 PM ClintEastwood
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* HateSink: Frank is an utterly despicable ChildHater who has no redeemable or likable traits whatsoever. Years ago, he [[spoiler:killed off Harmonica's brother in probably the most sadistic way possible]], and now he goes and kills off a farming family, including their youngest son. [[RapeAsDrama Then he advances on the widow]]. He is clearly meant to garner much of the viewers' hatred and revulsion as possible.
30th Nov '17 4:51:12 PM ClintEastwood
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* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6BQKFs3-VM "Man With a Harmonica"]].
* EvilIsCool: Frank fits very well to the trope. Its combination of badass, ProfessionalKiller, DeadpanSnarker and his suit practically makes him a cool villain.



* HateSink: Frank is an utterly despicable ChildHater who has no redeemable or likable traits whatsoever. Years ago, he [[spoiler:killed off Harmonica's brother in probably the most sadistic way possible]], and now he goes and kills off a farming family, including their youngest son. [[RapeAsDrama Then he advances on the widow]]. He is clearly meant to garner much of the viewers' hatred and revulsion as possible.



* LoveToHate: Frank. Creator/{{Henry Fonda}}'s great acting certainly helps.

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* LoveToHate: Frank. Creator/{{Henry Fonda}}'s great acting Frank is admired for being amazingly evil, and in fact, the role of Creator/HenryFonda in this movie was meant to be shocking to the audience, as Fonda, before this, always characterized by making the "good guy". His sarcasm and cynism certainly helps.helps this trope.



* NightmareFuel: Frank, as expected from a sadistic, murderous psychopath. Just check out some of his most depraved acts.

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* NightmareFuel: Frank, as expected from a sadistic, murderous psychopath. Just check out some Frank. His first appearance is enough of a creepy guy, killing an entire family right down to their youngest child. Then later, it's revealed that when Harmonica was younger, Frank forced him to "keep his lovin' brother happy" by using the poor kid as a ''human hanging stool'', such that when his strength gave out, said brother would die, all while Frank has the most depraved acts.terrifying SlasherSmile ever.
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28th Oct '17 1:37:51 AM VisitorAlex
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* LoveToHate: Frank. Henry Fonda's great acting certainly helps.

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* LoveToHate: Frank. Henry Fonda's Creator/{{Henry Fonda}}'s great acting certainly helps.
28th Oct '17 1:35:41 AM VisitorAlex
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* LoveToHate: Frank. Henry Fonda's great acting makes him a very chilling, terrifying villain.

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* LoveToHate: Frank. Henry Fonda's great acting makes him a very chilling, terrifying villain.certainly helps.
28th Oct '17 1:34:25 AM VisitorAlex
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Frank does have a very dark, morbid point when he states that people scare better ''when they are dying.''

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Frank does have a very dark, morbid point twisted viewpoint when he states that people scare better ''when they are dying.''
28th Oct '17 1:29:31 AM VisitorAlex
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* NightmareFuel: Frank, as expected from a sadistic psychopath. Just check out some of his most depraved acts.

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* NightmareFuel: Frank, as expected from a sadistic sadistic, murderous psychopath. Just check out some of his most depraved acts.
28th Oct '17 1:22:41 AM VisitorAlex
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* MoralEventHorizon: Frank crosses it in his very first scene, murdering a whole family right down to their youngest child.
* NightmareFuel: [[TheSociopath Frank]] [[CompleteMonster in general]]. Just check out some of his most depraved acts.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Frank has two candidates:
** He
crosses it in his very first scene, murdering a whole family right down to their youngest child.
child,
** [[spoiler:The way Frank killed Harmonica's brother -- Forcing a little boy to support his fully-grown brother so that he doesn't die by hanging]].
* NightmareFuel: [[TheSociopath Frank]] [[CompleteMonster in general]].Frank, as expected from a sadistic psychopath. Just check out some of his most depraved acts.
28th Oct '17 1:01:05 AM VisitorAlex
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* EvilIsCool: Frank fits very well to the trope. Its a combination of badassery, ProfessionalKiller, DeadpanSnarker and his suit practically makes him a cool villain. The fact that he's played by Creator/HenryFonda certainly helps.



* LoveToHate: Frank has a large fanbase, and is easily one of the most memorable characters in the film.

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* LoveToHate: Frank has Frank. Henry Fonda's great acting makes him a large fanbase, and is easily one of the most memorable characters in the film.very chilling, terrifying villain.
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