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* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Hyde is his bad angel. The problem is that the potion is incomplete, so there's no "good angel" to balance it out- just Jekyll, who's susceptible to the temptation of a life of evil without regret.

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* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry cruelty without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Hyde is his bad angel. The problem is that the potion is incomplete, so there's no "good angel" to balance it out- just out--just Jekyll, who's susceptible to the temptation of a life of evil without regret.



* EvilFeelsGood: The reason Jekyll wants to be him- since he is pure evil and void of remorse, he can indulge in pleasurable vices without any conscience to hold him back.

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* EvilFeelsGood: The reason Jekyll wants to be him- since him--since he is pure evil and void of remorse, he can indulge in pleasurable vices without any conscience to hold him back.



* SecretIdentityIdentity: Originally, Jekyll drank his potion to become Hyde whenever he wanted to experience EvilFeelsGood. And then, it went the other way around -- with Hyde becoming the "default" and needing to drink the potion to turn into Jekyll so he could hide from the consequences of his actions.

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* SecretIdentityIdentity: Originally, Jekyll drank his potion to become Hyde whenever he wanted to experience EvilFeelsGood. And then, it went the other way around -- with around--with Hyde becoming the "default" and needing to drink the potion to turn into Jekyll so he could hide from the consequences of his actions.



he great Dr. Lanyon, who lives in Cavendish Square, that citadel of medicine, was one of the oldest friends of Dr. Jekyll, but for the last ten years he has seen little of him, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''.

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he The great Dr. Lanyon, who lives in Cavendish Square, that citadel of medicine, was one of the oldest friends of Dr. Jekyll, but for the last ten years he has seen little of him, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''.
balderdash''.



* StupidScientist: Dr. Lanyon avoids Jekyll, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''. Jekyll is very disappointed by Lanyon, because Lanyon calls his theories ''scientific heresies'' and considers Lanyon ''an excellent fellow, but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant''. Consider that Dr. Jekyll has three doctorates, he is a FRS (Fellow of the Real Society) [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]] and a famous doctor, in other words, Dr. Jekyll is a respected colleague and not just an [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight eccentric, insane or paranoid person who also happens to be right]].

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* StupidScientist: Dr. Lanyon avoids Jekyll, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''.balderdash''. Jekyll is very disappointed by Lanyon, because Lanyon calls his theories ''scientific heresies'' and considers Lanyon ''an excellent fellow, but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant''. Consider that Dr. Jekyll has three doctorates, he is a FRS (Fellow of the Real Royal Society) [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]] and a famous doctor, in doctor. In other words, Dr. Jekyll is a respected colleague and not just an [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight eccentric, insane or paranoid person who also happens to be right]].

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* TheNapoleon: Hyde is frequently described as being "short," "small" and even "dwarfish," in contrast to the taller Jekyll. This is explained as being because Jekyll never indulged in his evilness before, so his evil side is "underdeveloped."

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* ShadowArchetype: Represents and acts out Jekyll's repressed evil urges.


* UncannyValley: Everyone notices something ''off'' about him, despite nothing being visibly wrong. It's implied that this is because he, unlike any other human, is pure evil without any trace of good.

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* UncannyValley: Everyone InUniverse; everyone notices something ''off'' about him, despite nothing being visibly wrong. It's implied that this is because he, unlike any other human, is pure evil without any trace of good.

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* PureIsNotGood: Most humans, including Jekyll, are a mix of good and evil. Mr. Hyde, on the other hand, is pure evil because he's the embodiment of Jekyll's evil tendencies.


* UncannyValley: Everyone notice something ''off'' about him, despite nothing being visibly wrong. It's implied that this is because he, unlike any other human, is pure evil without any trace of good.

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* UncannyValley: Everyone notice notices something ''off'' about him, despite nothing being visibly wrong. It's implied that this is because he, unlike any other human, is pure evil without any trace of good.


* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.

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* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.


* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.



* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.



* DrivenToSuicide: Takes cyanide rather than be exposed to Utterson.



* DrivenToSuicide: Takes cyanide rather than be exposed to Utterson.



* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: By all accounts, he was well liked. Hyde only killed him because, as the personification of Jekyll's evil, he was incapable of positive feelings towards another.


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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: By all accounts, he was well liked. Hyde only killed him because, as the personification of Jekyll's evil, he was incapable of positive feelings towards another.

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* NiceGuy: If his reputation with the people isn't a clear enough sign, Carew is a very polite fellow who was simply asking Mr. Hyde for directions and subsequently beaten to death for his troubles.

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* PerpetualFrowner: ''Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.''


* StupidScientist: Dr. Lanyon avoids Jekyll, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''. Jekyll is very disappointed by Lanyon, because Lanyon calls his theories “scientific heresies” and considers Lanyon ''an excellent fellow, but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant''. Consider that Dr. Jekyll has three doctorates, he is a FRS (Fellow of the Real Society) [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]] and a famous doctor, in other words, Dr. Jekyll is a respected colleague and not just an [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight eccentric, insane or paranoid person who also happens to be right]].

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* StupidScientist: Dr. Lanyon avoids Jekyll, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''. Jekyll is very disappointed by Lanyon, because Lanyon calls his theories “scientific heresies” ''scientific heresies'' and considers Lanyon ''an excellent fellow, but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant''. Consider that Dr. Jekyll has three doctorates, he is a FRS (Fellow of the Real Society) [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]] and a famous doctor, in other words, Dr. Jekyll is a respected colleague and not just an [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight eccentric, insane or paranoid person who also happens to be right]].


he great Dr. Lanyon, who lives in Cavendish Square, that citadel of medicine, was one of the oldest friends of Dr. Jekyll, but for the last ten years he has seen little of him, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''.




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* StupidScientist: Dr. Lanyon avoids Jekyll, due to Jekyll’s ''unscientific balderlash''. Jekyll is very disappointed by Lanyon, because Lanyon calls his theories “scientific heresies” and considers Lanyon ''an excellent fellow, but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant''. Consider that Dr. Jekyll has three doctorates, he is a FRS (Fellow of the Real Society) [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]] and a famous doctor, in other words, Dr. Jekyll is a respected colleague and not just an [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight eccentric, insane or paranoid person who also happens to be right]].


* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science''. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.

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* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science''.science'' [[note]]FRS has been described by The Guardian newspaper as ''the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar''.[[/note]]. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.

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* GentlemanAndAScholar: Dr Henry Jekyll tried to invoke this trope so hard it lead to his downfall, because he managed to get three doctorates, one in medicine and two in law, and he was part of the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a ''substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science''. His two best friends, Doctor Lanyon and lawyer Utterson, were inseparable when they were young students. That means that Jekyll studied at least two doctorates ''at the same time''. He has been so commited to his studies that he literally cannot enjoy his vices. That is the reason he develops the potion that converts him in Mr. Hyde. However, notice that Jekyll cannot confess what his vices were, but he confess Hyde's acts of crueltry without doubt. Jekyll never really mastered the ''gentleman'' part of this trope.


* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Jekyll was, [[{{Foreshadowing}} fittingly, a doctor in two subjects]]: Medicine and Law. Chapter two reveals he was a M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), a D.C.L. (Doctor of civil law) and a L.L.D, Legum doctor, Doctor of Laws. And before the obligatory EvilLawyerJoke, those doctorates were truly morally ambiguous: The Medicine Doctorate allowed Dr. Jekyll to prepare the potion that unleashed the completely evil Mr. Hyde, but also let Jekyll do a lot of good in the world helping his patients after his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. The Doctorate of Law allowed Jekyll to avoid the UndeadTaxExemption for Mr. Hyde, and even helped Hyde to escape the law when Jekyll experimented an involuntary SplitPersonalityTakeover, but it also allowed Dr. Jekyll to make haste, where it was posible, to undo the evil Hyde has done.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Jekyll was, [[{{Foreshadowing}} fittingly, a doctor in two subjects]]: Medicine and Law. Chapter two reveals he was a [[https://www.bartleby.com/essay/The-Titles-of-Dr-Jekyll-in-The-PK75PAZVC M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), a D.C.L. (Doctor of civil law) and a L.L.D, Legum doctor, Doctor of Laws.Laws]]. And before the obligatory EvilLawyerJoke, those doctorates were truly morally ambiguous: The Medicine Doctorate allowed Dr. Jekyll to prepare the potion that unleashed the completely evil Mr. Hyde, but also let Jekyll do a lot of good in the world helping his patients after his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. The Doctorate of Law allowed Jekyll to avoid the UndeadTaxExemption for Mr. Hyde, and even helped Hyde to escape the law when Jekyll experimented an involuntary SplitPersonalityTakeover, but it also allowed Dr. Jekyll to make haste, where it was posible, to undo the evil Hyde has done.

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