History YMMV / TheLegendOfSleepyHollow

1st Nov '16 5:23:17 AM Prinzenick
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* BreakoutVillain: The Horseman only had a very brief scene in the already short story just near the end, and it's implied that it might not even be a real ghost. In spite of this, the sheer mystique and inherent scariness behind the character ended up making it a horror icon on par with Literature/{{Dracula}} and Literature/{{Frankenstein}}, with numerous movie adaptations and modern day takes on the character coming out in the years since Washington Irving's story was published.
31st Oct '16 4:41:25 PM Prinzenick
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* SignatureScene: The climatic chase scene is by far the most famous part of the story.
31st Oct '16 4:40:19 PM Prinzenick
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* BreakoutVillain: The Horseman only had a very brief scene in the already short story just near the end, and it's implied that it might not even be a real ghost. In spite of this, the sheer mystique and inherent scariness behind the character ended up making it a horror icon on par with Literature/{{Dracula}} and Literature/{{Frankenstein}}, with numerous movie adaptations and modern day takes on the character coming out in the years since Washington Irving's story was published.
31st Oct '16 4:38:00 PM Prinzenick
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* OneSceneWonder: The story isn't even 30 pages long, and Ichabod's entire encounter with the Horseman only lasts ''1 and a half pages''.

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* OneSceneWonder: The story isn't even 30 pages long, and Ichabod's entire encounter with the Horseman only lasts ''1 and a half pages''.pages''--but its also the most memorable part of the whole tale.
31st Oct '16 4:37:18 PM Prinzenick
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* OneSceneWonder: The story isn't even 30 pages long, and Ichabod's entire encounter with the Horseman only lasts ''1 and a half pages''.
25th Oct '16 7:38:48 AM hullflyer
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** Some food for thought here on both sides of the argument. Earlier in the text it is said the Horsemen is riding looking for his head. Meaning he doesn't a head. When Ichabod sees the Horsemen he believes he is carrying a head that he throws at him. Afterwards a smashed pumpkin is found- All of this seems to indicate Brom dressed as the Horsemen to scare Ichabod off.

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** Some food for thought here on both sides of the argument. Earlier in the text it is said the Horsemen is riding looking for his head. Meaning he doesn't have a head. When Ichabod sees the Horsemen he believes he is carrying a head that he throws at him. Afterwards a smashed pumpkin is found- All found - all of this seems to indicate Brom dressed as the Horsemen to scare Ichabod off.
2nd Apr '16 9:34:33 PM matthewhecht
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*** Maybe he did not want blood on his hands.
30th Dec '15 11:31:42 AM spydre
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Brom Bones a vindictive bully who played a nasty trick on a harmless, lovestruck nerd, or a down-home, all-American good ol' boy who gave just desserts to a venal, manipulative coward? There is a strong modern trend to make Ichabod Crane be actually a heroic character, while Brom Bones is regarded as at best a JerkJock -- which are both far from Irving's intention to have Bones be the hero and Ichabod a superstitious wimpy moocher. On the other hand, Ichabod seemed more interested in his girlfriend's father's money than his girlfriend, so it's also kinda easy to make him an AssholeVictim.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Brom Bones a vindictive bully who played a nasty trick on a harmless, lovestruck nerd, or a down-home, all-American good ol' boy who gave just desserts to a venal, manipulative coward? There is a strong modern trend to make Ichabod Crane be actually a heroic character, while Brom Bones is regarded as at best a JerkJock -- which are both far from Irving's intention to have Bones be the hero and Ichabod a superstitious wimpy moocher. On the other hand, Ichabod seemed more interested in his girlfriend's father's money than his girlfriend, so it's also kinda easy to make him an moocher AssholeVictim.
13th Oct '15 1:07:39 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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** Some food for thought here on both sides of the argument. Earlier in the text it is said the Horsemen is riding looking for his head. Meaning he doesn't a head.
** When Ichabod sees the Horsemen he believes he is carrying a head that he throws at him
** Afterwards a smashed pumpkin is found- All of this seems to indicate Brom dressed as the Horsemen to scare Ichabod off.
** However let's also remember something here, the Headless Horseman has no head, meaning he has no eyes. He certainly can't see too well if he was real. The pumpkin is seemingly used as a projectile, which it succeeds in getting Ichabod off his horse. This is a pretty good soldier like move, something the Horsemen was. And after all his head was taken off by a projectile himself!

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** Some food for thought here on both sides of the argument. Earlier in the text it is said the Horsemen is riding looking for his head. Meaning he doesn't a head.
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head. When Ichabod sees the Horsemen he believes he is carrying a head that he throws at him
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him. Afterwards a smashed pumpkin is found- All of this seems to indicate Brom dressed as the Horsemen to scare Ichabod off.
** *** However let's also remember something here, the Headless Horseman has no head, meaning he has no eyes. He certainly can't see too well if he was real. The pumpkin is seemingly used as a projectile, which it succeeds in getting Ichabod off his horse. This is a pretty good soldier like move, something the Horsemen was. And after all his head was taken off by a projectile himself!



** One thing that's rather interesting - Disney actually has it rather faithfully, although [[AdaptationalVillainy playing Brom Bones's villainy up a tad more]], making it seem like TheBadGuyWins. But at the same time, try watching it with an adult perspective. As one Website/YouTube comment puts it:
--> "Me watching it at 10: Oh that jerk! Brom got the girl!"
--> "Me watching it at 20: ...wow...Ichabod is a gold digger."

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** One thing that's rather interesting - Disney actually has it rather faithfully, although [[AdaptationalVillainy playing Brom Bones's villainy up a tad more]], making it seem like TheBadGuyWins. But at the same time, try watching it with an adult perspective. As one Website/YouTube comment puts it:
--> "Me watching it at 10: Oh that jerk! Brom got
Watch Doug Walker's Disneycember video on the girl!"
--> "Me watching it at 20: ...wow...Ichabod is a gold digger."
movie to learn why.
6th Jun '15 5:50:45 PM Tuckerscreator
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Brom Bones a vindictive bully who played a nasty trick on a harmless, lovestruck nerd, or a down-home, all-American good ol' boy who gave just desserts to a venal, manipulative coward? There is a strong modern trend to make Ichabod Crane be not merely the protagonist of the story but actually an heroic character, while Brom Bones is regarded as at best a JerkJock -- which are both far from Irving's intention to have Bones be the hero and Ichabod a superstitious wimpy moocher. On the other hand, Ichabod seemed more interested in his girlfriend's father's money than his girlfriend, so it's also kinda easy to make him an AssholeVictim.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Brom Bones a vindictive bully who played a nasty trick on a harmless, lovestruck nerd, or a down-home, all-American good ol' boy who gave just desserts to a venal, manipulative coward? There is a strong modern trend to make Ichabod Crane be not merely the protagonist of the story but actually an a heroic character, while Brom Bones is regarded as at best a JerkJock -- which are both far from Irving's intention to have Bones be the hero and Ichabod a superstitious wimpy moocher. On the other hand, Ichabod seemed more interested in his girlfriend's father's money than his girlfriend, so it's also kinda easy to make him an AssholeVictim.
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