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!!Mainly from the novel or play
* AdaptationDisplacement: It's often forgotten that it began life as a play, before being adapted into a novel (both by JM Barrie).
** And it's often forgotten that while the play was Peter Pan's first incarnation a a story, the ''character'' of Peter Pan goes back further still, to his debut in Barrie's novel ''The Little White Bird''.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[AccidentallyAccurate One of the rare cases in which it hits on something, since most of the people who consider Pan evil have no idea that early drafts of the story had him as the villain, taking children away from their parents.]]
* AngstWhatAngst:
** In everyone who goes to Neverland; in Peter himself so much it's scary.
** The one thing he ever briefly has angst over is the fact that he had no parents, and he'll never have a family or know true love because [[NotGrowingUpSucks he can't grow up]], which is a bit of a TearJerker. In ''Hook'' he gives in to this and leaves Neverland.
* EvilIsCool: Captain Hook. [[LampshadeHanging The narrator is well aware of this,]] and repeatedly goes out of his way to stress that, despite being "not wholly unheroic," he ''isn't'' a DracoInLeatherPants.
* HellIsThatNoise: For Hook, the sound of a ticking clock is generally [[JustForPun cause for alarm]], as it almost always means the Crocodile is nearby.
* JerkassWoobie: Peter Pan himself is an arrogant and bloodthirsty delinquent, but every now and then the veneer slips and it's clear how desperately sad it is to never grow up. [[TearJerker Especially toward the end, when the narrator describes how Peter will never be able to know the joys and love of family.]]
* MagnificentBastard: Peter and Hook both.
* MoralEventHorizon: The pirates' massacre of the Indians is this for Hook.
* NoYay: Wendy/Hook. Good god, Wendy/Hook. "For a moment she was entranced by him." See the 2003 film version as well.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Peter Pan is such a sociopath it can be hard to cheer for him in the final battle on the pirate ship.
* SpecialEffectFailure: There have been ''many'' accidents with the tethers during the stage adaptations.
* ToyShip: Peter and Wendy. Also Wendy and Hook, depending on the handling of the adaptation.
* UnfortunateImplications: J.M. Barrie's depiction of the Native Americans is just ''awkward.'' For a start, "Piccaninny" isn't an actual tribe, but an old slur to describe black children. "Squaw," which isn't even a real Native American word, has a history of being used in a derogatory manner toward NA women in a manner similar to [[CountryMatters a particularly offensive English word]]. And then there's that whole HonorBeforeReason thing.
** As with everything else in Neverland, the Indians are never intended to be realistic, but rather they are typical 19th century British children's concept of Indians. Neverland has childishly stereotypical Indians for the same reason it has childishly stereotypical pirates, because they're natural inhabitants for a British children's dreamscape of that era. Doing research to make them realistic would have been CompletelyMissingThePoint. Not that any of this necessarily makes it any less awkward for modern readers, of course.
* TheWoobie: Say it with Wendy and me, everyone--"Poor Tootles!" Despite being the only Lost Boy who might accurately be called "nice", he's BornUnlucky and his self-esteem is virtually non-existant. Not to mention that he's always saying things like this:
--> ''"I did it...When ladies used to come to me in dreams, I said, 'Pretty mother, pretty mother.' But when at last she really came, I shot her."''

!!Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan''

* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie adds "star" to the book's quote "Second star to the right and straight on til morning", which is almost invariably how the phrase is quoted, often even with mistaken attribution to Barrie.
* AscendedExtra : [[{{Franchise/DisneyFairies}} Tinker Bell]]
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The crocodile looking at the camera and smiling. Even Peter is like "WTF".
* EarWorm: The crocodile's tick-tock [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR2_N3zCXM8 song]]
** Also, ValuesDissonance or not, "What Made the Red Man Red?"
** "You Can Fly" and "Follow The Leader" also count.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[EvilIsCool Captain]] [[LaughablyEvil Hook]], Mr. Smee, and Tick Tock the Crocodile, probably for having the funniest moments.
* EvilIsCool: Captain Hook, again. It was said that Hans Conried really had fun doing Hook's voice.
* FairForItsDay: The movie's embarrassing portrayal of the Indian tribe was actually one of the more ''positive'' representations of American Indians at the time.
** Supervising ''Peter Pan'' animator Marc Davis once said: "[[OldShame I'm not sure we would have done the Indians if we were making this movie now. And if we had we wouldn't do them the way we did back then.]]"
*** Disney has done what it can short of censoring the film. For instance, the Blu-Ray has a feature that allows the viewer to jump to each of the film's musical numbers, but "What Made the Red Man Red" is ''not'' one of the selections available.
* HilariousInHindsight: The first words in the film (by an unnamed narrator) are [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined "All this has happened before...and it will happen again."]]
* HoYay: Hook and Smee. Smee seems to live for nothing more than serving Hook, which he does quite cheerfully. He's also ''quite'' the bumbler, and yet Hook hasn't killed him yet, despite shooting a man for singing distractingly or hurling one overboard for an irksome comment. He also calls exclusively for Smee with insane gusto any time he needs saving, and during the 'life of a pirate' song there's the affectionate little feather tickle Hook gives Smee, and Smee seems quite smitten by it. In ''Return to Neverland'' the octopus gives Hook a kiss with one sucker, which Hook accepts with no problem because he thinks it's from Smee. Smee also gives the Captain a rough massage.
* JerkassWoobie: Tinkerbell.
** Captain Hook qualifies too, he may be evil but he suffers more than he deserves and unlike most Disney Villains has an understandable reason to want to kill his nemesis.
* MemeticMutation: '''"SMEEEEE!!!"'''
** Captain Hook shooting the accordion-playing pirate, whose song is usually replaced with a different song in {{YouTube Poop}}s.
** "We were only trying to drown her!"
* NewerThanTheyThink: Specifically, the line in the novel read "second to the right". All Disney did was add the word "star" after "second".
* NightmareFuel: David Hall's early treatment of the film is even further from the play and extremely horrific.
** [[NightmareRetardant With the odd exception of the crocodile]], [[http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/11189/11538419_1.jpg?v=8CE771A07E19D20 who looks just plain silly.]]
* OneSceneWonder: The mermaids are in one scene, but are well remembered by many, particularly their MemeticMutation line.
* SmurfetteBreakout: Tinkerbell has her own spinoff franchise.
* TearJerker: Tinkerbell's death in the sequel. Jane hearing that it'll happen soon and rushing back towards the tree, calling out for her. She arrives too late and finds Tinkerbell dead. Although she is revived two minutes later, it's still quite the heart-wrenching scene - especially with the reprise of "I'll Try" playing over it.
* UnfortunateImplications: The racism in J.M. Barrie's book is awkward enough today, but Disney takes it UpToEleven. One of the most glaring examples are the juxtaposition of teepees and totem poles - these belonged to two completely different cultures, and are as awkward and unrealistic as the Eiffel Tower in Moscow. The song ''What Made the Red Man Red?'' also implies that the "red man" used to be white (Eurocentricism/Anglocentrism).
** The Indians obviously aren't meant to represent any specific tribe or culture (in fact at the time the novel was written "Indian" was used to mean almost any low-tech native culture). The fact that so many stereotypes in the scene are played to negative and comical effect have quite enough UnfortunateImplications on their own.
** ''Return to Neverland'' portrays Jane as unreasonable that she worried about the things around her, such as whether her soldier father will die in World War II and ''the freaking London Blitz''.
* ValuesDissonance: Watching "What Made the Red Man Red?" today can be uncomfortable to say the least.

!!''Film/PeterPan'' (live-action film)

* AccidentalInnuendo: "Both hands." Probably doubles as {{Squick}} for many.
** "You'll never make a man out of me!"
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Well, the music ''was'' after all, composed by [[Film/BatmanBegins James]] [[Film/KingKong Newton]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight Howard]]. So awesome that Disney stole it for use in their Disneyland commercials.
** Just ''try'' and not get chills when the kids first fly to Neverland.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Captain Hook gets this treatment ''a lot'' in fanfics, usually just because he's played by Jason Isaacs. He's usually depicted as the [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco to Wendy's Hermione.]]
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Slightly. The actor who plays him admitted to being surprised at having so many fans after doing only one film.
* FoeYay: The film turns this UpToEleven between Hook and Peter.
* HilariousInHindsight: All the talk about Peter being afraid of love and of his own sexuality becomes funny if you know that Jeremy Sumpter went on to star in a notoriously bad Lifetime movie about a teenager getting addicted to internet porn.
* JerkassWoobie: Peter. Hook too, to some extent, but this version constantly squanders this sympathy.
* NightmareFuel: The more monstrous portrayal of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_UubjXWi0 mermaids]] and the only one to date to actually show ''the stump of Hook's severed arm''.
** Hook's eyes actually do turn red as he attempts to murder an unarmed Peter Pan.
* NoYay:
** Sometimes the response to the Hook/Wendy dynamic, including from several professional reviewers. WordOfGod says they didn't realize when they were shooting just how that was going to look on film.
*** Never mind that it's a pretty accurate portrayal of Wendy's attraction to Hook in the novel.
*** One reviewer didn't have a problem with that as much as with his perception of Hook's attraction to ''[[{{Lolicon}} her]]''.
** The FoeYay between Hook and Peter can fall into this category, too.
** One reviewer speculated that a lot of the creepiness could be attributed to the fact that Hook has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace with either of them. [[http://i55.tinypic.com/20s93qe.png At]] [[http://i56.tinypic.com/2zowthy.png all.]] JasonIsaacs has mentioned in interviews [[MeanCharacterNiceActor how incredibly uncomfortable]] some of that was to portray.
* TearJerker: Hook giving Peter a verbal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, implying Wendy will leave and forget him, in order to break him.
* ToyShip: John with Princess Tiger Lily
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The fairy dance scene in particular.

!!''Theatre/PeterPan'' (musical)
* ValuesDissonance: A ceremony the Indians hold for Peter consists mainly of singing gibberish meant to sound like a native language.

!!''Film/EastOfKensington''
* AlasPoorVillain: You can't help but feel bad for "The Mysterious Stranger" once it's [[TheReveal revealed]] that he [[spoiler: is an old very mentally broken Micheal.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: As depressing as the background music in this film is you can't deny it's beauty.
* RewatchBonus: Watch it a second time and pay close attention to the camera angels, walls, the things the characters look at and you'll see a whole lot of foreshadowing.
** A good example would be the [[spoiler: bells on the nursery room window.]]
* TearJerker: The whole damned thing.
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