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* VillainsWantMercy: Muriel attempts to beg Hansel for her life when he is in the middle of unleashing an UnstoppableRage RoaringRampageOfRevenge on her for killing his LoveInterest Mina. [[CaptainObvious Needless to say, it doesn't work.]]

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* VillainsWantMercy: Muriel attempts to beg Hansel for her life when he is in the middle of unleashing an UnstoppableRage RoaringRampageOfRevenge on her for killing his LoveInterest Mina. [[CaptainObvious Needless to say, it doesn't work.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: Hansel and Gretel's mother is nothing like how she is portrayed in the fairy tale. [[spoiler: In the movie, she is actually a White Witch (a good witch) and her reason for abandoning her children is to protect them from an angry mob]].

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Hansel and Gretel's mother is nothing like how she is portrayed in the fairy tale. [[spoiler: In the movie, she is actually a White Witch (a good witch) and her reason for abandoning her children is to protect them from an angry mob]].mob]].
** The same can be said of their father, in the first and original version, He agreed to abandon his children without reluctance. [[spoiler:But is given a noble rason for it in the film and most adaptations]].

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* BigBad: Muriel the Grand Black Witch, who seeks to sacrifice a bunch of children to make all evil witches immune to fire.


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* RoleCalled: ''Hanesl and Gretel: Witch Hunters''.


** Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers other than their immunity to witch magic [[spoiler:despite being the children of a White Witch themselves]], but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning. The latter makes them uniquely qualified to fight the the witches as the witches can't control or curse them. [[spoiler:Gretel actually ''does'' have magi;, she just didn't know about it [[FightsLikeANormal and therefore never used it]]. She does pick up Muriel's wand at the end of the film, possibly hinting that she will begin practicing.]]

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** Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers other than their immunity to witch magic [[spoiler:despite being the children of a White Witch themselves]], but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning. The latter makes them uniquely qualified to fight the the witches as the witches can't control or curse them. [[spoiler:Gretel actually ''does'' have magi;, magic, she just didn't know about it [[FightsLikeANormal and therefore never used it]]. She does pick up Muriel's wand at the end of the film, possibly hinting that she will begin practicing.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: Hansel and Gretel, who were just two ordinary kids in the original story who managed to [[GuileHero outsmart]] a single witch, are portrayed as gun-toting, evil-slaying witch hunters.


Held fifteen years after the classic tale, Hansel and Gretel have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches of any kind. When the Mayor of Augsburg, Germany recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress -- who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches' gathering during the upcoming 'Blood Moon' in two days' time -- the siblings fight to stop the witches, discovering a strange conspiracy along the way.

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Held Taking place fifteen years after the classic tale, Hansel and Gretel have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches of any kind. When the Mayor of Augsburg, Germany recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress -- who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches' gathering during the upcoming 'Blood Moon' in two days' time -- the siblings fight to stop the witches, discovering a strange conspiracy along the way.



** [[spoiler:Mina]], when she [[spoiler:uses the holy Gatling gun]], effectively killing more witches in about thirty seconds than everyone else in the movie combined.

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** [[spoiler:Mina]], when she [[spoiler:uses the holy Gatling gun]], effectively killing kills more witches in about thirty seconds than everyone else in the movie combined.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While a witch's candy might be cursed to cause anyone who eats it to die from "sugar sickness" if they miss an injection (of presumably insulin), you can't get insulin-dependent diabetes from eating too much mundane, non-enchanted sugar unless you gain a lot of weight, like two hundred pounds, and even if you could, a regular diabetic can go for several days without insulin.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While a witch's candy might be cursed to cause anyone who eats it to die from "sugar sickness" if they miss an injection (of presumably insulin), you can't get insulin-dependent diabetes from eating too much mundane, non-enchanted sugar unless you gain a lot of weight, like two hundred pounds, and pounds; even if you could, a regular diabetic can go for several days without insulin.



* AscendedFanboy: In-universe. Benjamin starts as a fan of Hansel and Gretel and collected all their newspaper articles, has a lot of witch data and his dream is to be a witch hunter like them. He gets his chance to help.

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* AscendedFanboy: In-universe. Benjamin starts as a fan of Hansel and Gretel and collected Gretel; he collects all their newspaper articles, has a lot of witch data data, and his dream is to be a witch hunter like them. He gets his chance to help.



"IHaveManyNames...none of which you're ''worthy'' of pronouncing..."

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"IHaveManyNames... none of which you're ''worthy'' of pronouncing..."



** Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers other than their immunity to witch magic [[spoiler:despite being the children of a White Witch themselves]], but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning. The latter makes them uniquely qualified to fight the the witches as the witches can't control or curse them. [[spoiler:Gretel actually ''does'' have magic, she just didn't know about it [[FightsLikeANormal and therefore never used it]]. She does pick up Muriel's wand at the end of the film, possibly hinting that she will begin practicing.]]

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** Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers other than their immunity to witch magic [[spoiler:despite being the children of a White Witch themselves]], but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning. The latter makes them uniquely qualified to fight the the witches as the witches can't control or curse them. [[spoiler:Gretel actually ''does'' have magic, magi;, she just didn't know about it [[FightsLikeANormal and therefore never used it]]. She does pick up Muriel's wand at the end of the film, possibly hinting that she will begin practicing.]]



* BeingGoodSucks: Feel sorry for the White Witches, given that they are not allowed to hurt humans [[spoiler:even when they're being burned to death]] and while they can use their magic to fight Black Witches, they're much better with non-offensive spells.

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* BeingGoodSucks: Feel sorry for the White Witches, given that they are not allowed to hurt humans [[spoiler:even when they're being burned to death]] and while death]]. While they can use their magic to fight Black Witches, they're much better with non-offensive spells.



* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Hansel is described as having "sugar sickness" from his time imprisoned in the witch's gingerbread house. To the audience it is obvious he is talking about insulin-dependent a.k.a. Type I diabetes.

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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Hansel is described as having "sugar sickness" from his time imprisoned in the witch's gingerbread house. To the audience it is obvious he is talking about insulin-dependent a.k.a. diabetes (commonly known as Type I diabetes.1).



* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:The reason Muriel just didn't outright assault Hansel and Gretel's home and forcefully take Gretel then and there was that she was afraid of their mother, Adrianna, the grand white witch. She took advantage of the fact that Adrianna would not harm humans, spreading rumors of her being a witch to the villagers so they would get Adrianna out of the way and leave Gretel vulnerable.]]

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* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:The reason Muriel just didn't outright assault Hansel and Gretel's home and forcefully take Gretel then and there was that she was afraid of their mother, Adrianna, the grand white witch.Grand White Witch. She took advantage of the fact that Adrianna would not harm humans, spreading rumors of her being a witch to the villagers so they would get Adrianna out of the way and leave Gretel vulnerable.]]



* GatlingGood: A [[spoiler:White Witch blessed]] Gatling gun, to be precise.

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* GatlingGood: A [[spoiler:White Witch blessed]] Witch-blessed]] Gatling gun, to be precise.



* HealingHands: [[spoiler:An ability of Mina. Likely Adrianna had it too. And Gretel if she starts practicing the craft.]]

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* HealingHands: [[spoiler:An ability of Mina.Mina's. Likely Adrianna had it too. And Gretel if she starts practicing the craft.]]



* HeroesWantRedheads: Mina, a redhead is the LoveInterest of Hansel, one of the titular heroes.

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Mina, a redhead redhead, is the LoveInterest of Hansel, one of the titular heroes.



* HotWitch: Only Grand Black Witches are capable of temporarily assuming this. [[spoiler: White witches, however, can look perfectly human. Mina is attractive and so was the siblings' mother Adrianna. Also Gretel is stunning.]]

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* HotWitch: Only Grand Black Witches are capable of temporarily assuming this. [[spoiler: White witches, however, can look perfectly human. Mina is attractive and so was the siblings' mother Adrianna. Also Gretel herself is stunning.]]



** Besides the automatic crossbow and Gatling gun seen in the trailers and commercials, Gretel uses a pair of tri-barrelled Gatling pistols in the end credits.

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** Besides the automatic crossbow and Gatling gun seen in the trailers and commercials, Gretel uses a pair of tri-barrelled triple-barreled Gatling pistols in the end credits.



* PunchClockVillain: Edward the troll, who only works for Muriel's coven because "trolls serve witches". Given the chance, [[spoiler:he gladly betrays them to serve Gretel.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: Edward the troll, who only works for Muriel's coven because "trolls serve witches". witches." Given the chance, [[spoiler:he gladly betrays them to serve Gretel.]]

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* DeathOfAChild: Early in the movie, a boy was killed by the witches and his remains were used to create a prototype version of the potion.


* AttemptedRape: In the extended cut, after beating Gretel up, the Sheriff and his men declare their intention to rape her and pull off her jacket before Edward arrives and kills them. For viewers who only saw the original cut, this is the reason why Gretel's jacket suddenly disappears when Edward arrives.



** Happens several times in the movie, the first time at the "burn the witch" scene with Sheriff Berring. Hansel slings his {{BFG}} over his shoulder and casually flags one of the Sheriff's mooks. Of course, that might not have been accidental.

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** Happens several times in the movie, the first time at the "burn the witch" scene with Sheriff Berring.Berringer. Hansel slings his {{BFG}} over his shoulder and casually flags one of the Sheriff's mooks. Of course, that might not have been accidental.

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* OhCrap: The Sheriff and his cronies all have this expression when [[spoiler: Edward approaches and squishes each of their heads like grapes]].


* BloodSpatteredInnocents: The patrons of the tavern when that unfortunate tracker explodes into LudicrousGibs. Hansel knows what's coming, and moves Benjamin in front of him.

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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: BloodSplatteredInnocents: The patrons of the tavern when that unfortunate tracker explodes into LudicrousGibs. Hansel knows what's coming, and moves Benjamin in front of him.


** At least largely minus it.

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** At least largely minus it. Gretel is forced to swat her brother upside the head at least once when he's being annoying.

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** Insulin, incidentally, was not identified until 1921. Before then, diabetes was a nightmare disease that was usually fatal.

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** [[spoiler:In the uncut version, Berringer murders the Mayor in front of the entire town, and he and his gang planned to do a lot worse than just beat Gretel up before getting fatally trolled.]]

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** At least largely minus it.
-->'''Gretel:''' I fucking hate you.
-->'''Hans:''' You look like shit.
-->'''Gretel:''' So do you.

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** Hansel ends up spraying several small children in the face with blood and brains when he executes a witch less than four feet from them.

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