History YMMV / TheMillenniumTrilogy

3rd Dec '16 9:27:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Martin Vanger is the likable CEO of a family corporation. He is troubled since his sister vanished long ago. He also comes across as a nice guy and saves the protagonist's life in the movie. In the end, however, Martin [[BeneathTheMask reveals his true colors]]: he is a serial killer, who has been torturing, raping and murdering hundreds of women since he was a teenager. His chilling explanation is: "This is every man's innermost dream. [[ChaoticEvil I take what I want.]]" Martin suffers his comeuppance, when Lisbeth denies him the same mercy he denied all his victims.
** Martin's father, Gottfried, is an anti-Semitic racist Nazi, itself a horrid way to make a first impression. Gottfried rapes his own daughter and kills at least 7 women in parodies of Old Testament (specifically, Leviticus) punishments. He is also the one responsible for raising Martin into an individual like himself.

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** Martin Vanger is the likable CEO of a family corporation. He is troubled since his sister vanished long ago. He also comes across as a nice guy and saves the protagonist's life in the movie. In the end, however, Martin [[BeneathTheMask reveals his true colors]]: he is a serial killer, SerialKiller, who has been torturing, raping and murdering hundreds of women since he was a teenager. His chilling explanation is: "This is every man's innermost dream. [[ChaoticEvil I take what I want.]]" Martin suffers his comeuppance, when Lisbeth denies him the same mercy he denied all his victims.
** Martin's father, Gottfried, is an [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain anti-Semitic racist racist]] Nazi, itself a horrid way to make a first impression. Gottfried rapes his own daughter and kills at least 7 women in parodies of Old Testament (specifically, Leviticus) punishments. He is also the one responsible for raising Martin into an individual like himself.
21st Sep '16 2:32:05 PM Hjortron18
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* HilariousInHindsight: Eva Green and Lea Seydoux were among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth, five years after the former and 4 years before the latter would play a BondGirl opposite Daniel Craig.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Eva Green and Lea Léa Seydoux were among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth, five years after the former and 4 years before the latter would play a BondGirl opposite Daniel Craig.



* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: [[spoiler: Stellan Skarsgard as Martin Vanger]] in the American adaptation.

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: [[spoiler: Stellan Skarsgard Skarsgård as Martin Vanger]] in the American adaptation.



* MoralEventHorizon: Even though he's trying to screw up Lisbeth's life, [[spoiler: Fredrik Clinton]] crosses this when he arranges for Mikael to be murdered and framed for dealing drugs in an effort to destroy his credibility. Wadensjöö even calls him on it, saying that [[spoiler:Clinton]] will end up destroying The Section because of his actions.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Even though he's trying to screw up Lisbeth's life, [[spoiler: Fredrik Clinton]] crosses this when he arranges for Mikael to be murdered and framed for dealing drugs in an effort to destroy his credibility. Wadensjöö Wadensjö even calls him on it, saying that [[spoiler:Clinton]] will end up destroying The Section because of his actions.
15th Sep '16 2:28:18 AM Hjortron18
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* HarsherInHindsight: At the beginning of the novel, Blomkvist says that he is going to talk with Dag and Mia's families about the publication of Dag's books, to get their opinion. In RealLife Larrsen's family was much less considerate about the manuscripts, publishing them without his partner's consent.

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* HarsherInHindsight: At the beginning of the novel, Blomkvist says that he is going to talk with Dag and Mia's families about the publication of Dag's books, to get their opinion. In RealLife Larrsen's Larsson's family was much less considerate about the manuscripts, publishing them without his partner's consent.
10th May '16 2:22:15 PM Berrenta
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* SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.
10th May '16 2:21:46 PM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue.
** The book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.

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* ItGetsBetter: SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue.
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EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.
3rd May '16 6:19:32 PM aye_amber
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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.

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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.
3rd May '16 2:21:38 PM aye_amber
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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.

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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.
3rd Mar '16 7:41:39 PM DrOO7
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* HilariousInHindsight: Eva Green and Lea Seydoux were among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth, five years after the former and 4 years before the latter would play a BondGirl opposite Daniel Craig.
27th Jan '16 1:13:24 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Mikael is basically a idealized self insert from the author who's wonderful at his work and gets all the ladies. His lover goes on to describe him as "the best sexual partner she's ever had" (and she's had a ''very'' active sexual life) with his only flaw in bet being ''just too heterosexual'' (ie. not receptive to the idea of a triangle with her and her husband). He at least is a NonActionGuy, even a DistressedDude sometimes... but in the second book he gets to effortlessly neutralize the monstrous ImplacableMan Ronald Niedermann, against whom many people were completely ineffective and who proceeds to kill ''two policemen'' who arrive to arrest him after Mikael leaves. Lisbeth may be a case of JerkSue.
21st Jan '16 9:03:54 AM Jayalaw
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* HarsherInHindsight: At the beginning of the novel, Blomkvist says that he is going to talk with Dag and Mia's families about the publication of Dag's books, to get their opinion. In RealLife Larrsen's family was much less considerate about the manuscripts, publishing them without his partner's consent.
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