edited 10th Sep '17 3:19:38 PM by nombretomado
edited 21st Sep '12 8:02:34 AM by 32_Footsteps
edited 18th Sep '12 12:05:55 AM by DrPsyche
edited 19th Sep '12 11:09:12 PM by AmbarSonofDeshar
- Complete Monster: The movie has a lot of villains, most of whom are fairly harmless. Miss Hattie, the head of the girls' orphanage, however, is NOT harmless. Her first action in the movie is to mock Margo, Edith and Agnes' dream of being adopted. She runs the orphanage as a cookie mafia, using the orphans to sell cookies and pocketing the money. Girls who don't sell enough cookies go in the "box of shame". She's cruel, she's petty and, worst of all, she gets away with it.
- There's always hope for the sequel.
- The Pyro subverts this trope in an interesting way. Sure, it commits horrible atrocities to the enemy and even its own teammates are scared of it, seeing it as an unimaginable insane monster who gleefully enjoys what it is doing. This in itself is true, but far from in the way its teammates see it. What other people see as sadistically murdering the enemy without a single bit of remorse, the Pyro sees as a Sugar Bowl, literally thinking it is handing the enemy candy, blowing them bubbles and generally having a jolly good time with them. No wonder it doesn't feel sad or remorseful for its actions.
- Complete Monster: Harm intentionally invoked this in order to acquire the power of the Sword of Beowulf. Only the pure of heart can wield it, but it doesn't distinguish between pure good and pure evil. To become the latter, he murdered his own sister in cold blood. The moment he shows a tiny hint of remorse when confronted by this, the Sword rejects him. Oddly, he's less of a Complete Monster than his comic-book counterpart, since he seems to have actually cared for her at one point... which might make it even worse, that he cared and could still do that to her.
- Then subverted as Harm is defeated because he actually isn't a complete monster despite his best efforts. His guilt resurfaces when his sister's ghost confronts him and he loses the purity that allowed him to wield the Sword of Beowulf.
edited 18th Sep '12 9:53:09 AM by DrPsyche
edited 18th Sep '12 9:55:08 AM by ChaoticQueen
edited 18th Sep '12 10:01:39 AM by Iaculus
edited 18th Sep '12 11:06:49 AM by EarlOfSandvich
edited 18th Sep '12 10:14:21 AM by Fighteer
edited 18th Sep '12 10:26:27 AM by DrPsyche
edited 18th Sep '12 10:55:50 AM by AmbarSonofDeshar