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8th Feb '17 6:12:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Faun is subject to this, as it is left deliberately ambiguous on how trustworthy he actually is.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Faun is subject to this, as it is left deliberately ambiguous on how trustworthy he actually is.
2nd Jan '17 3:14:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Captain Vidal is far more terrifying than the fantastical monsters in the same work and one of the most terrifying examples of this trope. Vidal first shows his nastiness when two poachers, a father and son, are brought to him in the dead of night, his men suspecting them of being rebels against the regime. He beats the younger man's face in with a bottle simply for defending his father against Vidal's accusations before shooting them both with a vague air of boredom and pleasure. When the men are proven not to be rebels, Vidal shows no remorse, only belittling his men to be more careful next time. At one point, Vidal captures a rebel with a horrible stutter and cheerfully shows the man his [[TortureTechnician torture instruments]] before offering to let him go if he can clearly count to three. He fails. Vidal is married to the young heroine's mother solely so she'll bear him an heir, and shows no concern over the possible death of his wife in childbirth. When the doctor attending her gives the aforementioned stuttering torture victim a mercy kill, Vidal coldly guns him down. At the film's end, [[spoiler:Vidal's stepdaughter Ofelia tries to rescue her baby brother, but Vidal catches her and [[WouldHurtAChild promptly shoots her fatally]].]] It's no accident that Vidal's place at the head of the table in the dinner scene parallels that of the Pale Man; each qualifies as a MonstrousHumanoid in his own way, one literal, one figurative.

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* CompleteMonster: Captain Vidal is far more terrifying than the fantastical monsters in the same work and one of the most terrifying examples of this trope.work. Vidal first shows his nastiness when two poachers, a father and son, are brought to him in the dead of night, his men suspecting them of being rebels against the regime. He beats the younger man's face in with a bottle simply for defending his father against Vidal's accusations before shooting them both with a vague air of boredom and pleasure. When the men are proven not to be rebels, Vidal shows no remorse, only belittling his men to be more careful next time. At one point, Vidal captures a rebel with a horrible stutter and cheerfully shows the man his [[TortureTechnician torture instruments]] before offering to let him go if he can clearly count to three. He fails. Vidal is married to the young heroine's mother solely so she'll bear him an heir, and shows no concern over the possible death of his wife in childbirth. When the doctor attending her gives the aforementioned stuttering torture victim a mercy kill, Vidal coldly guns him down. At the film's end, [[spoiler:Vidal's stepdaughter Ofelia tries to rescue her baby brother, but Vidal catches her and [[WouldHurtAChild promptly shoots her fatally]].]] It's no accident that Vidal's place at the head of the table in the dinner scene parallels that of the Pale Man; each qualifies as a MonstrousHumanoid in his own way, one literal, one figurative.
18th Dec '16 5:13:32 PM neoYTPism
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* TrueArtIsAngsty: Good lord, is it ''ever.''
23rd Sep '16 7:10:43 PM Winner1
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* Catharsis Factor: [[spoiler: Captain Vidal's death.]]

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* Catharsis Factor: CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler: Captain Vidal's death.]]
19th Sep '16 7:55:02 PM Winner1
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* Catharsis Factor: [[spoiler: Captain Vidal's death.]]



** Captain Vidal has gained some similarities to [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] due to both of them being badass, villainous dictators who kill like it's an average Tuesday and wear [[BadassLongcoats heavy general outfits]] as their trademark costumes.

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** Captain Vidal has gained some similarities to [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] due to both of them being badass, villainous dictators who kill like it's an average Tuesday and wear [[BadassLongcoats [[BadassLongcoat heavy general outfits]] as their trademark costumes.


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* {{Moe}}: Ophelia for a few viewers.
19th Sep '16 7:52:24 PM Winner1
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* AntiClimaxBoss: Admittedly, [[spoiler: Captain Vidal]] is defeated with a little unsatisfying ease. For such a badass villain, you'd think he'd put up more of fight instead of going down via BoomHeadshot.


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* CounterpartComparison:
** Captain Vidal has gained some similarities to [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] due to both of them being badass, villainous dictators who kill like it's an average Tuesday and wear [[BadassLongcoats heavy general outfits]] as their trademark costumes.
** The Pale Man has also earned a little similarity to [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] due to both being mysterious supernatural creatures who consume children.
8th Aug '16 11:38:01 AM Youtubenut
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Who only saw the movie to see the Pale Man?

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Who Many only saw watch the movie film to see the Pale Man?Man and nothing else.
10th Jun '16 7:33:02 AM moloch
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** Though notably, del Toro said it led to some people deciding his ''other'' films were in the sci-fi/fantasy ghetto, and this was him making a "serious" film. As he will happily tell you, [[DefiedTrope he resents any implication]] that he sees his more obviously commercial films as less personal.
15th Apr '16 7:33:46 AM XanderVJ
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film is far more appreciated outside of Spain, where it's only remembered as "a good Creator/GuillermoDelToro movie"... if remembered at all. Partly because [[CulturalCringe Spaniard mainstream and geek audiences have kind of a disdain for local cinema]].
18th Feb '16 5:12:32 AM VoxAquila
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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. The fact the magical elements are more ambiguous most fantasy films may have helped.

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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. The fact the magical elements are [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane more ambiguous ambiguous]] then most fantasy films may have helped.
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