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YMMV: The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: After a huge Narm (see below) - "I only have God, Joca Ramiro... and you, Riobaldo".
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Movie, what movie?
  • High Octane Nightmare Fuel: When the jacunšos were so tired and hungry that they shoot a monkey and ate it. Later, they discovered it was a crazy guy running naked, because his mother told them!
    • The horses' massacre. All that blood, and the cries...
    • How about Madeiro Vaz shooting the leprous man in the head? So damn hideous.
    • All the war. War Is Hell, indeed.
  • It Was His Sled: Well, all these spoiler tags are nonsensical to Brazilians, but maybe if you are a foreign reader you won't know that Diadorim was a woman, after all, and how she tragically dies.
  • Narm: Before the big battle, in a scene that is pure Unresolved Sexual Tension, Riobaldo asks Diadorim if he doesn't have any sister.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: There's a FREAKING WAR going on, but mostly people just remember the gay love thing, wich is written amazingly, by the way.
  • Stoic Woobie: Riobaldo, near the end for sure, and Diadorim, all the time.
  • Tear Jerker: Thirty pages before the end, go there and cry.
  • Too Cool to Live: Madeiro Vaz and Diadorim.

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