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The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], Creator/KayaScodelario, Creator/WillPoulter and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.

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The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], Creator/ThomasBrodieSangster, Creator/KayaScodelario, Creator/WillPoulter and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.


* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Ava Paige]]; in the books [[spoiler:she's portrayed as a completely uncaring and near-psychopathic fanatic who doesn't mind actively killing healthy people if it serves her goals]], while in the films [[spoiler:she's presented as a somewhat sympathetic mother figure whose position as chancellor of WCKD is treated like a personal tragedy and who, by the final movie,has decided she'd rather stop the experiments and just let the immunes inherit the land after the rest of humanity has been wiped out.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Ava Paige]]; in the books [[spoiler:she's portrayed as a completely uncaring and near-psychopathic fanatic who doesn't mind actively killing healthy people if it serves her goals]], while in the films [[spoiler:she's presented as a somewhat sympathetic mother figure whose position as chancellor of WCKD is treated like a personal tragedy and who, by the final movie,has movie, has decided she'd rather stop the experiments and just let the immunes inherit the land after the rest of humanity has been wiped out.]]



** This stands in stark contrast to the book, in which Newt is described as being very tall and muscular, but the trope is played straight with Thomas who, unlike his movie counterpart, is short and thin.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Ava Paige]]; in the books [[spoiler:she's portrayed as a completely uncaring and near-psychopathic fanatic who doesn't mind actively killing healthy people if it serves her goals]], while in the films [[spoiler:she's presented as a somewhat sympathetic mother figure whose position as chancellor of WCKD is treated like a personal tragedy and who, by the final movie,has decided she'd rather stop the experiments and just let the immunes inherit the land after the rest of humanity has been wiped out.]]


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** This stands in stark contrast to the book, in which Newt is described as being very tall and muscular, but the trope is played straight with Thomas who, unlike his movie counterpart, is short and thin.


*** [[PrecisionFStrike "Shit!"]] [[spoiler:WCKD Assistant Director Janson]]

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*** [[PrecisionFStrike "Shit!"]] "Oh shit!"]] [[spoiler:WCKD Assistant Director Janson]]


The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], Creator/KayaScodelario, [[Film/SonOfRambow Will]] [[Film/WereTheMillers Poulter]] and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.

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The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], Creator/KayaScodelario, [[Film/SonOfRambow Will]] [[Film/WereTheMillers Poulter]] Creator/WillPoulter and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.


*** "Thomas... Take care of them..." [[spoiler: Winston]]

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*** "Thomas... Take care of them..." [[spoiler: Winston]] [[spoiler:Winston]]


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*** "I promise, [[KilledMidSentence I will-]]" [[spoiler:WCKD Director Ava Paige]]


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the [[Film/TheMazeRunner2014 Maze]]. Survive the [[Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials Scorch]]. Smash the [[Film/MazeRunnerTheDeathCure Last City]].]]


* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the book, Thomas finds the Glade's rescuers hanged. In the film, they're revealed to be working with WCKD. Although even the book implies they were working for WICKED, and Thomas wonders if their death was faked.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the book, Thomas finds the Glade's rescuers hanged. In the film, they're revealed to be working with WCKD. Although even the book implies they were working for WICKED, and Thomas wonders if their death was deaths were faked.


* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the book, Thomas finds the Glade's rescuers hanged. In the film, they're revealed to be working with WCKD.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the book, Thomas finds the Glade's rescuers hanged. In the film, they're revealed to be working with WCKD. Although even the book implies they were working for WICKED, and Thomas wonders if their death was faked.


The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], [[Series/{{Skins}} Kaya]] [[Film/{{Moon}} Scodelario]], [[Film/SonOfRambow Will]] [[Film/WereTheMillers Poulter]] and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.

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The cast includes Creator/DylanOBrien, [[Series/GameOfThrones Thomas]] [[Series/DoctorWho Brodie]]-[[Film/LoveActually Sangster]], [[Series/{{Skins}} Kaya]] [[Film/{{Moon}} Scodelario]], Creator/KayaScodelario, [[Film/SonOfRambow Will]] [[Film/WereTheMillers Poulter]] and Creator/PatriciaClarkson.


* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: In the books, Thomas and Teresa could communicate with each other telepathically, with Aris and PosthumousCharacter Rachel sharing the same ability between themselves and the aforementioned twosome. This was revealed in ''The Death Cure'' to be the result of [[spoiler:a chip implanted in their heads by WICKED, which could also be used to control them and the other Gladers, who were also implanted]]. In the films, all four characters lack this ability and whilst ''Maze Runner: The Death Cure'' reveals that the Gladers [[spoiler:do have chips implanted in their bodies, itís in their necks and merely functions as a tracking beacon]].

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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: In the books, Thomas and Teresa could communicate with each other telepathically, with Aris and PosthumousCharacter Rachel sharing the same ability between themselves and the aforementioned twosome. This was revealed in ''The Death Cure'' to be the result of [[spoiler:a chip implanted in their heads by WICKED, which could also be used to control them and the other Gladers, who were also implanted]]. In the films, all four characters lack this ability and whilst ''Maze Runner: The Death Cure'' Scorch Trials'' reveals that the Gladers [[spoiler:do have chips implanted in their bodies, itís in their necks and merely functions as a tracking beacon]].


->''WCKD is good.''

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->''WCKD ->''"WCKD is good.''"''


** Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''The Scorch Trials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''The Death Cure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'' heís promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists.

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** ''Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'':
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Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''The Scorch Trials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''The Death Cure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'' here heís promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists. protagonists.
*** ''The Scorch Trials'' briefly featured a Crank nicknamed "Blondie", who appeared briefly to kidnap Thomas and Brenda forcing them to drink hallucinogenic-spiked drinks and party with him and two other Cranks. The film turns the character into Marcus, who the Gladers have been searching for in order to find The Right Armsí base of operation, which he would know the location of as a former member of said organization. His aforementioned actions from the book are changed from the delusional actions of someone going insane from The Flare virus, to [[spoiler:a deliberate ploy to drug, capture and sell Immunes to WCKD]].


*** [[OhCrap "Oh shit!"]] [[spoiler:WCKD Assistant Director Janson]]

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*** [[OhCrap "Oh shit!"]] [[PrecisionFStrike "Shit!"]] [[spoiler:WCKD Assistant Director Janson]]


* AdaptationNameChange: WICKED became WCKD in the films, although the pronunciation remained the same.

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* AdaptationNameChange: WICKED AdaptationNameChange:
** WICKED[[note]]World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department[[/note]] from the books,
became WCKD WCKD[[note]]World Catastrophe Killzone Department[[/note]] in the films, films although the pronunciation remained the same.same.
** In books, the Gladers' names are revealed to be false names implanted in their brains when they were first taken in by WICKED, with their real names going unrevealed. There are three exceptions revealed in the prequels: ''The Kill Order'' reveals that Teresa was originally [[spoiler:Deedee]] and ''The Fever Code'' reveals that Thomas and Sonya were [[spoiler:Stephen]] and [[spoiler:Lizzy]] respectively. However, the film version of ''The Maze Runner'' lacks the reveal about the Gladers' names being false, and ''Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'' has a flashback where Thomas's mother calls him "Thomas" before he's handed over to WCKD, and in a later scene Teresa, having recovered her memories, mentions a memory of her own mother calling out "Teresa" long before she was ever taken by WCKD. All of this suggests that the names they've been using are their real names - which is implied to be true for the other Gladers as well.

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