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* FieryStoic: Charlie generates spontaneous combustion just by concentrating on the target, and once the sinister government agents kill her father, all she wants is out of the Shop. TheFilmOfTheBook shows actress Creator/DrewBarrymore as Charlie giving the eye to every Shop agent she meets, giving each the chance to stand down. Alas, Shop agents are all TooDumbToLive and dare to oppose her, which nets them instant cremation right where they stand. Although the complex and all its personnel are left a roaring bonfire, it was not a RoaringRampageOfRevenge by a [[HotBlooded hothead]]; it was a methodical eradication of all those who opposed her, with Charlie's grim purpose being especially chilling.

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* ShootingSuperman: In the film's climax, the Shop agents can't seem to get it through their heads that Charlie is ''visibly vaporizing'' every round that gets near her.


* BadassAdorable: Charlie

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* BadassAdorable: CharlieCharlie is a cute, blond-haired, little girl... who is capable of vaporizing people with her mind.


* ADateWithRosiePalms : Dr. Pynchot [[spoiler: in the middle of the ricochet set off by Andy's MindRape, puts on his wife's lingerie and masturbates over the garbage disposal]].

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* ADateWithRosiePalms : ADateWithRosiePalms: Dr. Pynchot [[spoiler: in the middle of the ricochet set off by Andy's MindRape, puts on his wife's lingerie and masturbates over the garbage disposal]].


* FateWorseThanDeath / CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When Andy and Charlie escape from the Shop the first time he puts one of the agents responsible for Vicky's death in a coma, and permanently blinds the other one.
** And by that, we mean he {{mindrape}}s him into "knowing" he's blind.

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* FateWorseThanDeath / CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When Andy and Charlie escape from the Shop the first time he puts one of the agents responsible for Vicky's death in a coma, and permanently blinds the other one.
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one by that, we mean he {{mindrape}}s [[MindRape mindraping]] him into "knowing" he's blind.

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* ShoutOut: A subtle one: Charlie's full name is Charlene Roberta [=McGee=]. Her father calls her Bobbi, a short version of her middle name, as an alias, making her full name [[Music/JanisJoplin "Bobbi [=McGee=]"]]. Joplin died in 1970, shortly before Charlie was born. It's hard to imagine that Andy (or King, a shameless rock-and-roller) would not have had this in mind.

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* VillainHasAPoint: While the Shop's methods are wrong (and wrong-headed, to boot), they are perfectly correct to view Charlie and Andy as hideously dangerous threats. And if any other country knew of their powers, they would be in constant danger of abduction.


* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]: Charlie, as the arrogant idiots of The Shop find out the ''hard'' way. She essentially becomes a WalkingTank - armored against conventional firearms with heat-walls and rapid-firing incendiary projectiles at everything and everyone in the vicinity.

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* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]: Charlie, as the arrogant idiots of The Shop find out the ''hard'' way. She essentially becomes a WalkingTank walking tank - armored against conventional firearms with heat-walls and rapid-firing incendiary projectiles at everything and everyone in the vicinity.


* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]: Charlie, as the arrogant idiots of The Shop find out the ''hard'' way.

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* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]: Charlie, as the arrogant idiots of The Shop find out the ''hard'' way. She essentially becomes a WalkingTank - armored against conventional firearms with heat-walls and rapid-firing incendiary projectiles at everything and everyone in the vicinity.

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* BecomingTheMask: Rainbird takes his assumed role as a janitor very seriously. He stays in character even if Charlie is not around, exchanges his luxurious car for a more humble one, and always uses the employee changeroom to get into his work uniform. His motivation for doing so is that he wants to fool not just Charlie, but also all shop employees working directly with her, because he fears that otherwise rumors that he is not who he claims to be will eventually reach Charlie.


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* MexicanStandoff: At the end, Charlie, Andy and Rainbird have a three-way MexicanStandoff, with Rainbird being the only one with a gun.

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* MexicanStandoff: At the end, Charlie, Andy and Rainbird have a three-way MexicanStandoff, with Rainbird being the only one with a gun. He's arguably the ''least'' well-armed of the three.



* NextSundayAD: The novel is set between 1981-1983.

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* NextSundayAD: The novel novel, published in 1980, is set between 1981-1983.



* ThePeterPrinciple: Lampshaded by Rainbird in reference to Patrick Hockstetter, one of the shop doctors in charge of Andy and Charlie. When summoned back to the shop one night for an emergency involving Charlie, Hockstetter is mainly peeved that he was interrupted while watching a James Bond film.

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* ThePeterPrinciple: Lampshaded by Rainbird in reference to Patrick Hockstetter, one of the shop doctors in charge of Andy and Charlie. When summoned back to the shop Shop one night for an emergency involving Charlie, Hockstetter is mainly peeved that he was interrupted while watching a James Bond film.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Charlie burns down every building belonging to the Shop, and kills Rainbird, and pretty much every agent in her line of sight after her father dies]].

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Charlie burns down every building belonging to the Shop, and kills Rainbird, Cap, and pretty much every other agent in her line of sight after her father dies]].


* VillainHasAPoint: While the Shop's methods are indefensible, their reasons for acting are perfectly understandable. Andy and Charlie's powers make them hideously dangerous, and there is no reason to believe that they will [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility only use them for "good."]]'s

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* VillainHasAPoint: While the Shop's methods are indefensible, their reasons for acting are perfectly understandable. Andy and Charlie's powers make them hideously dangerous, and there is no reason to believe that they will [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility only use them for "good."]]'s


* EmptyPromise: After Charlie finds out that her mother is dead, Andy tells her that everything will be all right, while knowing perfectly well that nothing is ever all right.

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* EmptyPromise: After Charlie finds out that her mother is dead, Andy tells her that everything will be all right, while knowing perfectly well that nothing is will ever be all right.


* DramaticChaseOpening: The book starts with Andy and Charlie chased by the Shop agents in New York.

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* DramaticChaseOpening: The book starts with Andy and Charlie chased by the Shop agents in New York. The movie replicates this, only transferring the scene from New York to Washington, D.C.

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