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* CompositeCharacter: In the film, Taber get's much of his dialogue, personality, and being one of the only patients committed, from Scanlon's character from the book.

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* CompositeCharacter: In the film, Taber get's gets much of his dialogue, personality, and being one of the only patients committed, from Scanlon's character from the book.


* {{Bishounen}}: Bromden continually calls Harding a "pretty man" with movie-star looks and delicate-looking hands. This is downplayed considerably in the film, where he is portrayed as average looking.


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* PrettyBoy: Bromden continually calls Harding a "pretty man" with movie-star looks and delicate-looking hands. This is downplayed considerably in the film, where he is portrayed as average looking.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: In front of her superiors, she comes across as polite and humble.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: She's very good at playing nice when it suits her purposes, whether it be to earn the adoration of her colleagues or to manipulate her patients.


* AdaptationalNiceGuy ; Downplayed. She seems more sympathetic innthe movie adaption but still keeps,her antagonistic role.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy ; Downplayed. She seems more sympathetic innthe in the movie adaption but still keeps,her keeps her antagonistic role.



* DCupDistress: The novel repeatedly notes that Ratched has an ample bosom. It's said that she resents her breasts because they reprsent her femininity, and thus her human, vulnerable side.

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* DCupDistress: The novel repeatedly notes that Ratched has an ample bosom. It's said that she resents her breasts because they reprsent represent her femininity, and thus her human, vulnerable side.


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* AdaptationalNiceGuy ; Downplayed. She seems more sympathetic innthe movie adaption but still keeps,her antagonistic role.

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* AlliterativeName: '''B'''illy '''B'''ibbit.


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* StutterStop: After making-out and growing in confidence, his stutter dissapear. This is actually very brief as Ms.Ratchet bring it back.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: He's telling the story, but [=McMurphy=] is the main character.


* TheDreaded: Nearly everyone on the ward is afraid of her

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* TheDreaded: Nearly everyone on the ward is afraid of herher.



* HateSink: Her cruel and manipulative personality can easily make the audience hate her.


* OnlySaneMan: A downplayed example. Most of the other characters aren't exactly''crazy'', but [=McMurphy=] is the first person on the ward to openly acknowledge the brutality of Nurse Ratched's treatment program. The rest of them knew this...they just didn't talk about it.

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* OnlySaneMan: A downplayed example. Most of the other characters aren't exactly''crazy'', exactly ''crazy'', but [=McMurphy=] is the first person on the ward to openly acknowledge the brutality of Nurse Ratched's treatment program. The rest of them knew this...they just didn't talk about it.



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* PerpetualSmiler: He likes to smile alot

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* PerpetualSmiler: He likes to smile alota lot.



A surly, committed patient who causes the most disruption after [=McMurphy=]

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A surly, committed patient who causes the most disruption after [=McMurphy=]
[=McMurphy=].


* TheQuietOne: Though he is shown whispering to Sefelt at times, Fredrickson talks to least out of all the men there. In the book, Sefelt actually spoke the least.

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* TheQuietOne: Though he is shown whispering to Sefelt at times, Fredrickson talks to the least out of all the men there. In the book, Sefelt actually spoke the least.


* BoisterousBruiser: Loudly sings in the middle of a mental ward? Check. Fights the orderlies in the middle of a mental ward? Check.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Loudly sings in the middle of a mental ward? Check. Fights Beats up the orderlies in the middle of a mental ward? Check.



* MessianicArchetype: Surprisingly. He's the savior of the ward, sacrificing himself physically and mentally to combat an oppressive establishment. The symbolism is hammered in when Mac is subjected to [[ElectricTorture electroshock therapy]]. Characters [[LampshadeHanging point out]] that the machine evokes Jesus' crucifixion, down to a bundle of wires placed on the head to represent the crown of thorns.
* OnlySaneMan: In a manner of speaking. Other characters, like Dr. Spivey, aren't necessarily ''crazy'', but [=McMurphy=] is the first one to openly acknowledge the brutality of Nurse Ratched's treatment program.

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* MessianicArchetype: Surprisingly. He's the savior of the ward, sacrificing ward who sacrifices himself physically and mentally to combat an oppressive establishment. The symbolism is hammered in when Mac is subjected to [[ElectricTorture electroshock therapy]]. Characters [[LampshadeHanging point out]] that the machine shock treatment machine, which has the patient lie down on a cross-shaped platform, evokes Jesus' crucifixion, down to a bundle of wires placed on the head to represent the crown of thorns.
crucifixion.
* OnlySaneMan: In a manner A downplayed example. Most of speaking. Other characters, like Dr. Spivey, the other characters aren't necessarily ''crazy'', exactly''crazy'', but [=McMurphy=] is the first one person on the ward to openly acknowledge the brutality of Nurse Ratched's treatment program.program. The rest of them knew this...they just didn't talk about it.



* TenMinuteRetirement: At some point, he learns that since he's technically been committed, Ratched can keep him in the ward as long as she wants. With this in mind, he decides not to piss her off anymore. This sticks until Harding offhandedly points out that most of the other patients ''aren't'' committed. [=McMurphy=], realizing these men could be out living productive, happy lives, resolves to [[HesBack make Ratched's life a living hell]] once again.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: At some one point, he Mac learns that since he's technically been committed, Ratched can keep him in the ward as long as she wants. With this in mind, indefinitely, so he decides not to piss her off anymore. behave, to his friends' chagrin. This sticks until Harding offhandedly points out he learns that most of the other patients ''aren't'' committed. [=McMurphy=], realizing these men committed; they could be out living productive, happy lives, leave any time, but have been so cowed by Ratched that they don't want to. To show them that life is worth living, [=McMurphy=] resolves to [[HesBack make Ratched's life a living hell]] once again.redouble his efforts]] in messing with the Big Nurse.



* BattleaxeNurse: One of the most famous examples.
* DCupDistress: In the book, she's noted for her remarkable cup size. She is said to resent her breasts because they represent her humanity; a feminine side she can't allow the patients to see.

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* BattleaxeNurse: One of the most famous examples.
examples in all of fiction; her name is almost synonymous with the concept of a scumbag nurse.
* TheDreaded: Nearly everyone on the ward is afraid of her
* DCupDistress: In the book, she's noted for her remarkable cup size. She is The novel repeatedly notes that Ratched has an ample bosom. It's said to resent that she resents her breasts because they represent reprsent her humanity; a feminine side she can't allow the patients to see.femininity, and thus her human, vulnerable side.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Ratched is described as "handsome" woman who was likely very attractive in her day.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Ratched is described as a "handsome" woman who woman. Early in the story, Harding and [=McMurphy=] concede that she was likely very attractive beautiful in her day.prime.



* NonActionBigBad: She needn't lift a finger when threats, humiliation, and her goon squad of aides work just fine. This is justifiable, since she's fairly old. [[spoiler: Naturally, when [=McMurphy=] finally attacks her, she can't defend herself at all and is nearly killed.]]

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* NonActionBigBad: She needn't lift a finger when threats, humiliation, and her goon squad of aides work just fine. This is justifiable, since [[JustifiedTrope In the book, at least, she's fairly old. old]]. [[spoiler: Naturally, when When [=McMurphy=] finally attacks snaps and strangles her, she can't defend herself at all and is nearly killed.do a thing about it.]]



* TranquilFury: Harding posits that this is part of her manipulation; her uncanny grace under fire makes her targets lose their resolve. Even after [=McMurphy=] shows up, she generally reacts to his antics with subtle, comical tics that only Bromden notices.

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* TranquilFury: She's very easy to anger, but she rarely acts overtly hostile. Harding posits notes that this is part of helps her manipulation; her in dealing with the patients: Ratched's uncanny grace under fire makes her targets lose their resolve. Even after [=McMurphy=] shows up, she generally reacts to his antics with subtle, comical silly tics that only Bromden notices.



* MyBelovedSmother: Ms. Bibbit treats her adult son like a weak child and has no qualms about it. Ratched manipulates and torments the poor kid by threatening to tell his mother what he's done.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Ms. Bibbit treats her adult son like a weak fragile child and has no qualms about it. Ratched Ratched, who is friends with her, manipulates and torments the poor kid guy by threatening to tell his mother what he's done.



* SpeechImpediment: He's got a pretty bad stutter. When he loses his virginity, [[StutterStop it goes away]] [[spoiler: until Ratched threatens to tell his mother what happened]].

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* SpeechImpediment: He's got a pretty bad stutter. He grimly jokes that he's been stuttering since he could talk. When he loses his virginity, [[StutterStop it goes away]] [[spoiler: until Ratched threatens to tell his mother what happened]].



* BoisterousWeakling: In a sense. Cheswick is incredibly loud and demanding but is far too cowardly to follow through on his blustering. Indeed, the reason he clings to [=McMurphy=] is because Mac has the guts to see things through.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Let's just say he takes Mac's [[TenMinuteRetirement decision to quit trolling Ratched]] rather hard.]]

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* BoisterousWeakling: In a sense. Cheswick is incredibly loud and demanding but is far too cowardly does not have the guts or know-how to follow through on his blustering. make things happen. Indeed, the reason he clings to [=McMurphy=] is because Mac has the guts what it takes to see things through.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Let's just say he takes Mac's [[TenMinuteRetirement decision to quit trolling Ratched]] rather hard. During an exercise session at the ward's pool, he drowns himself.]]

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