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* FauxAffablyEvil: Ted Bundy is a charismatic psychopath and is a skilled manipulator.


** The film opens with Kloepfer visiting Bundy on Death Row in Florida. This did not happen; Liz and Ted never saw each other again after he went to jail for kidnapping in Utah in 1976 (although he did call her after his Florida arrest in 1978).

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** The film opens with Kloepfer visiting Bundy on Death Row in Florida. This did not happen; Liz and Ted never saw each other again after he went was extradited to jail for kidnapping Colorado in Utah in 1976 1977 (although he did call her after his Florida arrest in 1978).

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* RapidFireDescriptors: This pattern of rapid-fire adjectives and adverbs is used in the movie title (''Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile'').

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* TheSociopath: Bundy was diagnosed as one in real life, and is shown to be one in this portrayal, too. He's incredibly charming and manipulative, only shows care to people when he's trying to get something out of them, and is a violent and impulsive savage.

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: A non-fatal example. Carole Ann Boone ''almost'' realizes what a manipulative, psychopathic scumbag Ted really is, but he quickly regains control over her by proposing marriage.

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* VillainProtagonist: The film follows how Ted Bundy evades the law and his relationship with Liz.

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Discussed when Ted's mother comes to visit him during his Florida trial in order to convince him to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.
-->'''Eleanor Louise Cowell:''' A mother shouldn't have to outlive her son.


* TimeshiftedActor: Done to show the growth of Kloepfer's daughter, who is in the cradle at the beginning of the film and an adult by its conclusion.

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* TimeshiftedActor: Done to show the growth of Kloepfer's daughter, who is in the cradle at the beginning of the film and an adult by its conclusion.conclusion.
* WhamLine: Notable in that it is written rather than spoken, but [[spoiler: "Hacksaw"]]


* PatrioticFervor: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Florida law enforcement and prosecution openly take it as a point of pride that their state is going to be the one to take Bundy down (with implied disdain for the states that failed to stop him earlier).

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* PatrioticFervor: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Florida law enforcement and prosecution openly take it as a point of pride that their state is going to be the one to take Bundy down (with implied disdain for the states that failed to stop him earlier).


* PatrioticFervor: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Florida law enforcement and prosecution are very much in love with Florida, and voice their disdain for the western states that allowed Bundy to operate for so long and escape twice.

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* PatrioticFervor: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Florida law enforcement and prosecution are very much in love with Florida, and voice openly take it as a point of pride that their state is going to be the one to take Bundy down (with implied disdain for the western states that allowed Bundy failed to operate for so long stop him earlier).
-->'''Sheriff Katsaris:''' Washington missed you, Utah gave you away,
and escape twice.Colorado let you escape. Florida's gonna fry you.


* AdultFear: The first time Kloepfer sleeps with Bundy, she wakes up to find him and his young daughter Molly missing (they are actually having breakfast downstairs). It also pains her to think that she trusted Bundy with Molly once she learns that his youngest victim was only 12 years old.

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* AdultFear: The first time Kloepfer sleeps with Bundy, she wakes up to find him and his her young daughter Molly missing (they are actually having breakfast downstairs). It also pains her to think that she trusted Bundy with Molly once she learns that his youngest victim was only 12 years old.


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%%* SerialKiller:* SerialKiller: Ted Bundy is one of the deadliest in American history and probably one of the most infamous in the world.


* SerialKiller: Bundy, naturally.

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* SerialKiller: Bundy, naturally.%%* SerialKiller:


** The aforementioned disturbing behavior also included Bundy having [[MoodSwinger unexplained mood swings]], pushing Liz off a pier once for no reason, telling her to pretend to be dead while they had sex, having a hatchet under his car seat, stealing a crowbar from her, and having crutches and plaster of Paris in the house (which he used to fashion an arm cast and lure victims by asking them for help). The only incident that made it into the film was Bundy spying Liz under the sheets with a flashlight, but it is easily explained as him not trying to disturb her while reading. It is obviously intended to make Liz's final realization more of a twist, but it also makes the fact that she reported Bundy as a suspect to authorities almost come from nowhere (in reality, she did it three times).

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** The aforementioned disturbing behavior also included Bundy having [[MoodSwinger unexplained mood swings]], pushing Liz off a pier boat once for no reason, telling her to pretend to be dead while they had sex, having a hatchet under his car seat, stealing a crowbar from her, and having crutches and plaster of Paris in the house (which he used to fashion an arm cast and lure victims by asking them for help). help), as well as a mysterious [[CreepySouvenir collection of keys]]. The only incident that made it into the film was Bundy spying on Liz under the sheets with a flashlight, but it is easily explained as him not trying to disturb her while reading. It is obviously intended to make Liz's final realization more of a twist, but it also makes the fact that she reported Bundy as a suspect to authorities almost come from nowhere (in reality, she did it three times).


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%%* * SerialKiller: Bundy, naturally.

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