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* CrimeConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It is also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he is keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, having even discovered a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.

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* CrimeConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It is also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he is keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.Henry.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, having even discovered a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.


* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Beryl is murdered by Stapleton in the 2002 movie when she refuses to help him any further in harming Sir Henry. Also, while still heavily implied dead in the novel, Stapleton himself is given a much more definite death scene, likely as some catharsis for the former act.]]
** In the 1959 version, Cecile (who is the film's version of Beryl) perishes by being sucked into the Great Grimpen Mire.

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* DeathByAdaptation: DeathByAdaptation:
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[[spoiler: Beryl is murdered by Stapleton in the 2002 movie when she refuses to help him any further in harming Sir Henry. Also, while still heavily implied dead in the novel, Stapleton himself is given a much more definite death scene, likely as some catharsis for the former act.]]
** In the 1959 version, Cecile (who is the film's version of Beryl) Beryl and [[AdaptationalVillainy is Stapleton's willing accomplice]]) perishes by being sucked into the Great Grimpen Mire.

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* CharacterTics: In the Hammer version, Creator/PeterCushing's Holmes had a habit of raising his finger in exclamation. Creator/ChristopherLee would often tease him about it.


** In the 1959 version, Cecile (who is the film's version of Brenda) perishes by being sucked into the Great Grimpen Mire.

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** In the 1959 version, Cecile (who is the film's version of Brenda) Beryl) perishes by being sucked into the Great Grimpen Mire.


** In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.

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** In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, there (ignoring the fact that he had fled from there to avoid prosecution for embezzling public money), b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.


''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' has been adapted and parodied many times, in nearly every possible medium. For the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode go [[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville here.]]

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''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' has been adapted and parodied many times, in nearly every possible medium. medium, the most famous being the 1939 film which was the first to star Creator/BasilRathbone and Nigel Bruce. Tropes for that adaptation should go [[Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles here.]] For the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode go [[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville here.]]


* TheyHaveTheScent: The Hound is trained to track Sir Henry's scent. The theft of his old shoes (to be used in the training) is one of the clues that tells Holmes they're dealing with a real non-supernatural animal.
* {{Troll}}: Franklin's lawsuits are mostly for his own amusement and self-satisfaction, even if they involve bringing great trouble and strife to his neighbours. He's not incredibly popular.

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* TheyHaveTheScent: The Hound is trained to track Sir Henry's scent. The theft of his old shoes (to be used in the training) is one of the clues that tells which informs Holmes they're that they are dealing with a real real, non-supernatural animal.
* {{Troll}}: Franklin's lawsuits are mostly for his own amusement and self-satisfaction, even if they involve bringing great trouble and strife to his neighbours. He's He is not incredibly popular.



* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut: How Holmes justifies tricking Watson (and everyone else) into believing that he's in Baker Street.

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* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut: How Holmes justifies tricking Watson (and everyone else) into believing that he's he is still in Baker Street.


* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound, and points out the many flaws in the idea that the curse has come back to haunt the Baskerville family. However, he's also forced to admit to himself that he can't actually come up with a rational, down-to-earth theory which isn't ''also'' full of holes. This being a Sherlock Holmes story, there is of course such an explanation.

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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound, and points out the many flaws in the idea that the curse has come back to haunt the Baskerville family. However, he's he is also forced to admit to himself that he can't actually come up with a rational, down-to-earth theory which isn't ''also'' full of holes. This being a Sherlock Holmes story, there is of course such an explanation.



* SiblingYinYang: The Stapleton siblings. Older brother Jack is cool headed, polite and blond. Younger sister Beryl is tall, dark haired and HotBlooded. Subverted, as they're ''not'' siblings.

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* SiblingYinYang: The Stapleton siblings. Older brother Jack is cool headed, polite and blond. Younger sister Beryl is tall, dark haired and HotBlooded. Subverted, as they're they are ''not'' real siblings.


* PhotoDoodleRecognition: Holmes recognizes the BigBad from a series of Baskerville family portraits, and demonstrates to Watson by putting his arm over the hat and period costume. Now seeing only the facial features, Watson sees the similarity at once ([[spoiler: which gives them the motive: the BigBad is the son of the Baskerville BlackSheep, and so is set to inherit the manor if the current owner dies]]).

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* PhotoDoodleRecognition: Holmes recognizes the BigBad from a series of Baskerville family portraits, and demonstrates the resemblance to Watson by putting his arm over the hat and period costume. Now seeing only the facial features, Watson sees the similarity at once ([[spoiler: which gives them the motive: the BigBad is the son of the Baskerville BlackSheep, and so is set to inherit the manor if the current owner dies]]).



* RageBreakingPoint: Beryl puts up with a lot from Stapleton because she loves him, but it's when she learns that he's been seducing Laura Lyons as part of his scheme that she completely breaks with him.
** Similarly, when Watson and Holmes tell Laura about Beryl ''and'' give her the proofs, she's understandably furious and immediately tells them all she knows about his plans.

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* RageBreakingPoint: Beryl puts up with a lot from Stapleton because she loves him, but it's it is when she learns that he's he has been seducing Laura Lyons as part of his scheme that she completely breaks with him.
** Similarly, when Watson and Holmes tell Laura about Beryl ''and'' give her the proofs, she's evidence, she is understandably furious and immediately tells them all she knows about his plans.



* ScoobyDooHoax: The Hound isn't paranormal after all; it's merely an enormous dog painted with phosphorous to make it glow in the dark.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: The Hound isn't paranormal after all; it's it is merely an enormous dog painted with phosphorous to make it glow in the dark.


* MyCard: Played with. When Dr. Mortimer first comes to see Holmes and Watson, they're out; in a fit of absent-mindedness he leaves his walking stick behind and ''doesn't'' leave a card. Holmes being Holmes, the walking stick tells him nearly as much as the card would have.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: The naturalist Jack Stapleton is very protective of his beautiful younger sister Beryl. In a cruel subversion it's because she is ''his wife'' and he's forcing her to pose as his sister as a part of his HoneyTrap scheme, though Holmes wonders if this comes from Stapleton showing jealousy when he sees that Beryl ''does'' show concern for Sir Henry.
* NeverFoundTheBody: The villain's body is lost in the Grimpen Mire, after he makes a failed attempt to escape.

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* MyCard: Played with. When Dr. Mortimer first comes to see Holmes and Watson, they're they are out; in a fit of absent-mindedness he leaves his walking stick behind and ''doesn't'' leave a card. Holmes being Holmes, the walking stick tells him nearly as much as the card would have.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: The naturalist Jack Stapleton is very protective of his beautiful younger sister Beryl. In a cruel subversion it's it is because she Beryl is actually ''his wife'' and he's wife''. He is forcing her to pose as his sister sister, as a part of his HoneyTrap scheme, though Holmes wonders if this comes from Stapleton showing jealousy when he sees that Beryl ''does'' show concern for Sir Henry.
* NeverFoundTheBody: The villain's body is lost in the Grimpen Mire, after he makes a failed attempt to escape. Nobody can actually retrieve the corpse.



* ParanormalInvestigation: Subverted in that Holmes, though conceding the possibility of the Hound being a supernatural creature, deliberately excludes it from his considerations, on the grounds that if it truly ''is'' a such an entity, there's nothing he can do about it in any case.

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* ParanormalInvestigation: Subverted in that Holmes, though conceding the possibility of the Hound being a supernatural creature, deliberately excludes it from his considerations, on the grounds that if it truly ''is'' a such an entity, there's there is nothing he Holmes can do about it in any case.


* InheritanceMurder: Holmes and Watson are both in the dark as to why Stapleton would want to murder Sir Henry and allow him to court his sister but not propose. Then Holmes sees a series of family portraits and it clicks: Stapleton is the descendant of the BlackSheep of the Baskerville family, who'd already murdered the previous tenant of Baskerville Hall and plans to inherit the property, possibly via a third person posing as the heir (and had his wife act as his sister to further ensnare Sir Henry). And the Baskerville estate was worth nearly three quarters of a million pounds, which was quite the fortune in the 1880s.
* InTheBlood: It is suggested that the villain has inherited his criminal tendencies from his notorious ancestor.

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* InheritanceMurder: Holmes and Watson are both in the dark as to why Stapleton would want to murder Sir Henry and allow him to court his sister but not propose. Then Holmes sees a series of family portraits and it clicks: Stapleton is the descendant of the BlackSheep of the Baskerville family, who'd and had already murdered the previous tenant of Baskerville Hall and Hall. He plans to inherit the property, possibly via a third person posing as the heir (and heir. He had his own wife act as his sister to further ensnare Sir Henry).Henry. And the Baskerville estate was worth nearly three quarters of a million pounds, which was quite the fortune in the 1880s.
* InTheBlood: It is suggested that the villain has inherited his criminal tendencies from his notorious ancestor.ancestor Hugo Baskerville. Despite the fact that the two men were separated in time by 2 centuries (17th to 19th).


* HoneyTrap: The villain forces his wife Beryl Stapleton to act as one for Sir Henry, pretending to everyone that she's his sister.
** He also used Laura Lyons (the estranged daughter of GrumpyOldMan Frankland) as such. Laura was desperate after being abandoned by her JerkAss husband, so he tricked her into writing a letter asking Sir Charles for help, which he'd use to stage the FrightDeathTrap.
* HypocriticalHumor: Most of the litigious Franklin's cases are contradictory in nature and involve holding to completely opposite principles. In one example, he gloats over simultaneously winning a case which enables a neighbour's land to be used for a public path under public right-of-way laws and winning another case which closes off a local park to the public under privacy laws. He apparently cares more for proving himself right rather than upholding any particular legal principle, or even whether or not winning his case would actually accomplish anything useful, which is a large part of why he isn't very popular with his neighbors.

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* HoneyTrap: The villain forces his wife Beryl Stapleton to act as one for Sir Henry, pretending to everyone that she's Beryl is his sister.
** He also used Laura Lyons (the estranged daughter of GrumpyOldMan Frankland) as such. Laura was desperate after being abandoned by her JerkAss husband, so he tricked her into writing a letter asking Sir Charles for help, which he'd he would use to stage the FrightDeathTrap.
* HypocriticalHumor: Most of the litigious Franklin's Frankland's cases are contradictory in nature and involve holding to completely opposite principles. In one example, he gloats over simultaneously winning a case which enables a neighbour's land to be used for a public path under public right-of-way laws laws, and winning another case which closes off a local park to the public under privacy laws. He apparently cares more for proving himself right rather than upholding any particular legal principle, or even whether or not winning his case would actually accomplish anything useful, which useful. This is a large part of why he isn't very popular with his neighbors.


* GreenEyedMonster: Stapleton reacts poorly to Sir Henry's interest in Beryl (which makes a lot more sense when we learn that she's his wife) even though part of his plan to begin with is for her to act as a HoneyTrap for him. Apparently he wasn't quite prepared for the reality of watching his wife seduce another man.
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Frankland.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Stapleton reacts poorly to Sir Henry's interest in Beryl (which makes a lot more sense when we learn that she's his she is Stapleton's wife) even though part of his plan to begin with is for her to act as a HoneyTrap for him. Apparently he wasn't quite prepared for the reality of watching his wife seduce another man.
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Frankland. He has alienated his own daughter, he picks fights and legal disputes with everyone, and complains about trivial matters.


** When Watson notes that the otherwise calm and collected Elisa has been crying at night, he briefly wonders if Barrymore abuses her. It turns out she's crying because of Selden's situation instead.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: The escaped SerialKiller Seldon is still loved by his sister Elisa Barrymore. Upon seeing her completely heartbroken reaction after Seldon is accidentally killed by the Hound, Watson comments [[LampshadeHanging "Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him."]] Which, although Watson doesn't make the connection explicit, tells the reader something about the villain of the novel, whose death at the end is mourned by nobody; the one woman who might have been expected to mourn him, his much abused wife Beryl, is positively glad to see him go.

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** When Watson notes that the otherwise calm and collected Elisa has been crying at night, he briefly wonders if Barrymore abuses her. It turns out she's that she is crying because of Selden's situation instead.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: The escaped SerialKiller Seldon Selden is still loved by his sister Elisa Barrymore. Upon seeing her completely heartbroken reaction after Seldon Selden is accidentally killed by the Hound, Watson comments [[LampshadeHanging "Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him."]] Which, although Watson doesn't make the connection explicit, tells the reader something about the villain of the novel, whose death at the end is mourned by nobody; the one woman who might have been expected to mourn him, his much abused wife Beryl, is positively glad to see him go.


* CrimeConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It's also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he's keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, even discovering a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.

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* CrimeConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:It is also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he's he is keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, having even discovering discovered a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.

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