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!!This book contains the following tropes:!!"Something Wicked This Way Tropes":



* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Jim Moriarty Nightshade", anyone?
** {{Lampshaded}} by Mr. Dark, who suggests a WeCanRuleTogether of "Dark and Nightshade, or Nightshade and Dark."

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolName: "Jim Moriarty Nightshade", anyone?
** {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Mr. Dark, who suggests a WeCanRuleTogether of "Dark and Nightshade, or Nightshade and Dark."



* OddCouple: Will and Jim couldn't be more different, yet their friendship is unshakeable. Borders on HoYay at times.

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* OddCouple: Will and Jim couldn't be more different, yet their friendship is unshakeable. Borders on HoYay Ho Yay at times.



* MookFaceTurn / ShockAndAwe: In the film, [[spoiler: Mr. Electro kills the Witch]] with an electrified lightning rod.

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* MookFaceTurn / ShockAndAwe: MookFaceTurn[=/=]ShockAndAwe: In the film, [[spoiler: Mr. Electro kills the Witch]] with an electrified lightning rod.


* IKnowYourTrueName: Mr. Halloway's confrontation with Mr. Dark has him identifying him as one of the "Autumn People" who prey on human emotions. Mr. Dark gleefully confirms this.

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* IKnowYourTrueName: Mr. Halloway's [[https://youtu.be/A6DHtYc3BWg confrontation with Mr. Dark Dark]] has him identifying him as one of the "Autumn People" who prey on human emotions. Mr. Dark gleefully confirms this.

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* IKnowYourTrueName: Mr. Halloway's confrontation with Mr. Dark has him identifying him as one of the "Autumn People" who prey on human emotions. Mr. Dark gleefully confirms this.


* ShoutOut: In-universe, Jim's parents named him [[Literature/SherlockHolmes James Moriarty]] Nightshade.



* ShoutOut: In-universe, Jim's parents named him [[Literature/SherlockHolmes James Moriarty]] Nightshade.

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* SiblingSenioritySquabble: Despite not being related at all, Jim is still jealous Will was born one minute before he was.



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* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: A variation, as Dark mocks the boys that Jim's mother rode the merry-go-round forwards and backwards until she went crazy.


** There's also the name of [[GeniusBonus the carnival itself]]: the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pand%C3%A6monium_(Paradise_Lost) Pandemonium]]'' Carnival.

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** There's also the name of [[GeniusBonus the carnival itself]]: the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pand%C3%A6monium_(Paradise_Lost) org/wiki/Paradise_Lost Pandemonium]]'' Carnival.

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** There's also the name of [[GeniusBonus the carnival itself]]: the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pand%C3%A6monium_(Paradise_Lost) Pandemonium]]'' Carnival.


* {{Satan}}: If this isn't who Mr. Dark literally is, it's certainly [[SatanicArchetype who he represents.]]

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* {{Satan}}: If this isn't SatanicArchetype: Mr. Dark, who Mr. Dark literally is, it's certainly [[SatanicArchetype who he represents.]]preys on people's insecurities and [[DealWithTheDevil offers them their greatest desire, only to take control of them]].


->"''By the pricking of my thumbs, [[TitleDrop something wicked this way comes]].''"

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->"''By the pricking of my thumbs, [[TitleDrop something wicked this way comes]].comes.''"

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* TheCorruptible: Jim's [[FearlessFool recklessness]], [[RebelliousSpirit rebelliousness]], [[TheUnfettered disregard for the rules]] and desperation to grow up make him far more vulnerable than NiceGuy Will.


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* EvilIsCool: Invoked - Jim certainly thinks so, and Mr. Dark plays it up as much as possible. The cool factor is just another lure.


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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Downplayed with the three protagonists. Jim can't wait to grow up and enjoy the sense of freedom he's convinced it will bring. Will wants Jim's single-minded and [[TheStoic Stoic]] drive. Charles had wasted a large portion of his life ''trying'' to be what he considered "special"; now, he just wants to be young again like Will and Jim. [[spoiler: Will and Charles get over this and accept themselves well before the climax. Jim... [[TheCorruptible doesn't]].]]

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* AdaptationDeviation: A few plot points have been changed, but since the screenplay was written by Bradbury himself, the changes were pragmatic. (For example, the idea of putting a smile on a bullet would have been too goofy for a film.)


* AndIMustScream: The Dust Witch "sews up" (it's actually invisible magic) Jim Nightshade's and Will Halloway's eyes, mouth, and ears. They're still aware of their surroundings, but they can't see, hear, speak, [[EyeScream blink]], or swallow.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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The Dust Witch "sews up" (it's actually invisible magic) Jim Nightshade's and Will Halloway's eyes, mouth, and ears. They're still aware of their surroundings, but they can't see, hear, speak, [[EyeScream blink]], or swallow.swallow.
** The victims of the carnival also share the same fate, as well as the lightning rod salesman.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pam Grier was cast as the Dust Witch, so they made the character into a beautiful and glamorous HotWitch instead of the stranger, creepier looking character of the novel.


* MarkedBullet: Part of a magic trick held by the circus, but Charles uses it to his advantage by [[spoiler:carving a smile instead of his initials on the bullet and using it to shock the Witch into death. It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Charles.]]

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* MarkedBullet: Part of a magic trick held by the circus, but Charles uses it to his advantage by [[spoiler:carving a smile instead of his initials on the bullet and using it to shock the Witch into death. It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Charles.]]

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