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* RuleOfSymbolism: While Coraline is burning [[spoiler: the doll, the fireplace holds a roaring fire. But as the scene quickly turns quiet, the flames die down, signifying that all of Coraline's anger is spent.]]

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Coraline may be less than happy with her boring family. And yet, [[spoiler: she would gladly take them over sewing buttons over her eyes.]]


->''"You know, you could stay forever, if you want to. There's just one tiny thing we have to do first..."''

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->''"You know, you could stay here forever, if you want to. There's just one tiny little thing we have need to do first...do..."''


** ClipWingedAngel: Coraline's final confrontation in the film isn't with Other Mother herself, but her [[OrganAutonomy severed hand]], which fights her to get the key back.

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** ClipWingedAngel: ClippedWingAngel: Coraline's final confrontation in the film isn't with Other Mother herself, but her [[OrganAutonomy severed hand]], which fights her to get the key back.


** ClippedWingedAngel: Coraline's final confrontation in the film isn't with Other Mother herself, but her [[OrganAutonomy severed hand]], which fights her to get the key back.

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** ClippedWingedAngel: ClipWingedAngel: Coraline's final confrontation in the film isn't with Other Mother herself, but her [[OrganAutonomy severed hand]], which fights her to get the key back.

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** ClippedWingedAngel: Coraline's final confrontation in the film isn't with Other Mother herself, but her [[OrganAutonomy severed hand]], which fights her to get the key back.


** The new character of Wybie, the [[CreepyDoll Coraline doll]], and the extended trips into the other world.

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** The new character of Wybie, Wybie is there to help explain some of the backstory of the place, and later give Coraline a person to express her thoughts to and not have her talking to herself.
** The
[[CreepyDoll Coraline doll]], and doll]] is shown to be a tool of the extended trips into Other Mother who uses it to stalk her victims. The beginning even shows her repurposing the other world.previous design to make it in Coraline's form.



* AdaptedOut: The book implied that the door led to an empty apartment which was bricked off, and the last third included scenes in the Other bedroom and the cellar, accessed by the Other empty apartment. None of these points are in the last third of the film, as the garden replaces the bedroom and cellar in one.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
**
The book implied that the door led to an empty apartment which was bricked off, and the last third included scenes in the Other bedroom and the cellar, accessed by the Other empty apartment. None of these points are in the last third of the film, as the garden replaces the bedroom and cellar in one.
** The tunnel passageway Coraline traverses each time into the Other World has a presence in the book. It is something that Coraline suspects is far older and more dangerous than the Other Mother, and so cannot control. This isn't mentioned in the movie but for a mention that Other Mother didn't make the passageway herself.



* GoodAllAlong: The Other Father. Even though [[PeoplePuppets he's a slave to the Other Mother's will]], there are clearly moments early on when he's using whatever limited freedom he has to help and ''warn'' Coraline. His piano song is trying to drop hints that the Other Mother is constantly watching her. When Coraline rejects having buttons sown into her eyes, the Other Father is ''smirking'' at the Other Mother's failure. Then he goes the extra mile trying to demonstrate how [[EyeScream painful]] the process is, [[SilenceYouFool only to receive a sharp kick from the Other Mother]].
** The kindness that the Other Father and Wybie show Coraline can be explained in that the Other Mother created them for one purpose; to please Coraline. What did she want most? [[IJustWantToBeLoved friends and family that loved her enough not to neglect her]], unlike what she perceived about her real parents. Therefore, the Other Mother created them to [[ExactWords love Coraline unconditionally]]. Unfortunately for her, this [[NiceJobFixingItVillain backfired]] horribly. Unfortunately for THEM, the Other Mother [[YouHaveFailedMe doesn't take kindly to insubordination]].

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* GoodAllAlong: GoodAllAlong:
**
The Other Father. Even though [[PeoplePuppets he's a slave to the Other Mother's will]], there are clearly moments early on when he's using whatever limited freedom he has to help and ''warn'' Coraline. His piano song is trying to drop hints that the Other Mother is constantly watching her. When Coraline rejects having buttons sown into her eyes, the Other Father is ''smirking'' at the Other Mother's failure. Then he goes the extra mile trying to demonstrate how [[EyeScream painful]] "not painful"]] the process is, [[SilenceYouFool only to receive a sharp kick from the Other Mother]].
** The kindness that
Mother]]. This is justified because unlike the other adults who were made to entertain Coraline, Other Father and Wybie show is made help Coraline not feel neglected or ignored by her father, like she was perceiving at this moment, and so, like a real father, he comes to love her unconditionally. A consequence of that love is a protective desire he feels and acts on in subtle ways.
** Other Wybie is similarly good and protective of Coraline. While Other Father is meant to be a loving father, Other Wybie's good nature
can be explained in that the Other Mother created them him for one purpose; to please Coraline. What did she want most? [[IJustWantToBeLoved [[TrueCompanions friends who would be fun to hang with and family that loved her enough not to neglect her]], weird]], unlike what she perceived about first impression of Wybie left her real parents. with. Therefore, the Other Mother created them him to [[ExactWords love Coraline be Coraline's close friend unconditionally]]. Unfortunately for her, this [[NiceJobFixingItVillain backfired]] horribly. Unfortunately for THEM, him, the Other Mother [[YouHaveFailedMe doesn't take kindly to insubordination]].


* {{Retcon}}: Real life (and home, for that matter) isn't always glamorous. But Coraline learns that while reality isn't ideal, it's where one finds [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]].


** When it's revealed that Wybie's grandmother kept the doll for about fifty years [[spoiler:after her sister died, which meant she kept it from spying on other potential child victims. She managed to protect her grandson in this fashion as well, so that the Other Mother by the end is starving and Coraline was her last hope]].

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** When it's revealed that Wybie's grandmother kept the doll for about fifty years [[spoiler:after her sister died, which meant she kept it from spying on other potential child victims. Not to mention that she also refused to rent out apartments in the Pink Palace, where the entrance to the Other world is, to tenants with children. She managed to protect her grandson in this fashion as well, so that the Other Mother by the end is starving and Coraline was her last hope]].


* RealityEnsues: Real life (and home, for that matter) isn't always glamorous. But Coraline learns that while reality isn't ideal, it's where one finds [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]].

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* RealityEnsues: Real life (and home, for that matter) isn't always glamorous. But Coraline learns that while reality isn't ideal, it's where one finds [[YouAreNotAlone friends Aside from having new places to live and family]]. explore, moving is hard work and pretty mundane.


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* {{Retcon}}: Real life (and home, for that matter) isn't always glamorous. But Coraline learns that while reality isn't ideal, it's where one finds [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]].


* RealityEnsues: Real life (and home, for that matter) is not always glamorous and exciting. There will be days where it's rainy and boring and simple. Reconstructed, as Coraline learns there's always [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]] to balance it all out.

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* RealityEnsues: Real life (and home, for that matter) is not isn't always glamorous and exciting. There will be days where it's rainy and boring and simple. Reconstructed, as glamorous. But Coraline learns there's always that while reality isn't ideal, it's where one finds [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]] to balance it all out.family]].

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* RealityEnsues: Real life (and home, for that matter) is not always glamorous and exciting. There will be days where it's rainy and boring and simple. Reconstructed, as Coraline learns there's always [[YouAreNotAlone friends and family]] to balance it all out.


* BlackAndNerdy: Wybie is a geeky kid who is constantly bullied by Coraline, and one of the deleted scenes implies that his grandmother is black.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Wybie is a lighter-skinned geeky black kid who is constantly bullied by Coraline, and one of the deleted scenes implies that his grandmother is black.Coraline.



* CanonForeigner: Wybourne "Wybie" Lovat was added to the film so that understanding Coraline's thoughts would be easier. A Mr. Lovat is briefly mentioned towards the end of the book, however, as a former tenant of the Pink Palace.

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* CanonForeigner: Wybourne "Wybie" Lovat was added to the film so that understanding Coraline's thoughts would be easier. A Mr. Lovat is briefly mentioned towards the end of the book, however, as a former tenant of the Pink Palace.Palace, so the family name likely came from that.



** The Other Mother's chicken oven mitt, which was repurposed by [[spoiler:the other Wybie to hide his disfigured GlasgowSmile.]]
%%** Coraline's hat and garden shears.
%%** If there's a such thing as Chekhov's Word, then the mentioning of the game hide-and-seek definitely fits.
%%** [[spoiler:The snow globes.]]
%%** [[spoiler:The well.]]
%%** The opening sequence [[spoiler:with the [[ArtifactOfDoom doll]] being remade.]]
%%** The green stone near the end.
%%** "Rat crap."
%%** On the Other Mother's part, the [[spoiler: people-playing piano.]]

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** The Other Mother's chicken oven mitt, which was gets repurposed by [[spoiler:the other Wybie to hide his disfigured GlasgowSmile.]]
%%** ** Coraline's hat and garden shears.
%%** If there's a such thing as Chekhov's Word, then
shears. [[spoiler:She uses the mentioning of shears to cut herself loose from attacking flowers in the game hide-and-seek definitely fits.
%%** [[spoiler:The snow globes.
final act, and tries to use her hat to knock out a rat stealing her magic stone.]]
%%** [[spoiler:The well.** The snow globes on the Jones' mantelpiece. [[spoiler: The Other Mother later hides the parents in the Other copy of their favorite snow globe.]]
%%** ** The opening sequence [[spoiler:with the [[ArtifactOfDoom doll]] being remade.]]
%%** The green stone
deep well near the end.
%%** "Rat crap."
%%** On
Pink Palace [[proves to be an excellent place to dispose of the key to the Other Mother's part, World and the remains of the Beldam's right hand]].
** The Other Father's piano. As he mentions, he only needs to wear the mechanical gloves and it "plays him".
[[spoiler: people-playing piano.At the end, he's been hooked up to the mantis vehicle, being forced to use it to attack by the mechanical gloves which are now attached to it.]]



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wybie and Bobinsky are both kooky and braindead.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wybie and Bobinsky are both kooky rather strange and braindead.perhaps off-putting, though they're actually good people.



* CrapSaccharineWorld: The Other World. At first glance, it seems to be a dream world that's preferable to the real world, [[spoiler:but once The Other Mother's magic starts wearing off it starts becoming a nightmare world.]]

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* CrapSaccharineWorld: The Other World. At first glance, it seems to be a dream world that's preferable to the real world, [[spoiler:but once The Other Mother's magic starts wearing off off, it starts becoming a nightmare world.]]



* CreepyDoll: A doll modeled after Coraline's likeness shows up early on in the movie. [[spoiler:The Other Mother uses it to spy on her prey.]]

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* CreepyDoll: A doll modeled after Coraline's likeness shows up early on in the movie. [[spoiler:The Other Mother uses it to spy on her prey.prey, remaking it to match each of her victims.]]



* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Coraline asks Wybie what made him change his mind when he didn't believe her earlier, as she explained about the Other Mother, and The Cat. ''[[TimmyInAWell The Cat went to him to get help.]]''

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Coraline asks Wybie what made him change his mind when he didn't believe her earlier, as when she explained about the Other Mother, and The the Cat. ''[[TimmyInAWell The Cat went to him to get help.]]''



* DarkIsEvil: The Other World is in a constant state of nightfall, which makes things look pretty threatening later on, and the buildings are more dimly-lit in the climax than they were earlier.

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* DarkIsEvil: The Other World is in a constant state of nightfall, which makes things look pretty threatening later on, and the buildings rooms are more dimly-lit in the climax than they were earlier.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: As the Other Mother loses control of the Other World, the different zones become completely grayed out and these eventually collapse into a white void.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: As the Other Mother loses control of the Other World, the different zones become completely grayed out and these eventually collapse into a white void. The Other Mother also loses color, without the red of her earlier outfits and her skin becoming white.



* DiedHappilyEverAfter: After [[spoiler:Coraline retrieves the eyes of the kids the other mother ate, they are freed from the Other World, and she later visits them in heaven]]. Although, granted, by this time they were already dead.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Other Mother is shown to do this a few times to add to the sense of otherworldy unease, and to show that she's not really as in touch with Coraline as she seems to be. For example, when Coraline asks her mother if she could go outside, saying she doesn't mind the rain, the Other Mother misinterprets her indifference to the weather as a passion for rain, and suggests playing hide-and-seek in a thunderstorm. This is also shown by how inappropriate the Other Spink and Forcible's performance is, and the living room's transformation (see BigCreepyCrawlies above).

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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: After [[spoiler:Coraline retrieves the eyes of the kids the other mother Other Mother ate, they are freed from the Other World, and she later visits them in heaven]]. Although, granted, by this time they were already dead.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Other Mother is shown to do this a few times to add to the sense of otherworldy unease, and to show that she's not really as in touch with Coraline as she seems to be. For example, when Coraline asks her real mother if she could go outside, saying she doesn't mind the rain, the Other Mother misinterprets her indifference to the weather as a passion for rain, and suggests playing hide-and-seek in a thunderstorm. This is also shown by how inappropriate the Other Spink and Forcible's performance is, and the living room's transformation (see BigCreepyCrawlies above).



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Other Bobinsky doesn't understand why Coraline would want to reject the Other Mother's FalseUtopia in favor of rescuing her boring, neglectful parents.
* EyelessFace: [[spoiler:The Other Mother at the end, after the buttons were torn from her eye sockets.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Other Bobinsky doesn't understand why Coraline would want to reject the Other Mother's FalseUtopia in favor of rescuing her supposedly boring, neglectful parents.
* EyelessFace: [[spoiler:The Other Mother at the end, after the buttons were torn are clawed from her eye sockets.]]



* FacialHorror: While button eyes are traditionally a more quirky or off-beat style for a doll, this exploits the trait for horror, as they're the symbol of the Other Mother's control and the process of getting the eyes is treated as horrific in-universe.

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* FacialHorror: While button eyes are traditionally a more quirky or off-beat style for a doll, this exploits the trait they're exploited for horror, horror here, as they're the symbol of the Other Mother's control and the process of getting the eyes is treated as horrific in-universe.



** Also, when the [[spoiler:Other Mother transforms, her shirt becomes very low-cut, but since she's so hideous you don't even want to see it.]]

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** Also, when the [[spoiler:Other Mother transforms, her shirt becomes very low-cut, but since she's so hideous hideous, you don't even want to see it.]]



* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler:Coraline and Wybie bond by fighting the Other Mother's evil hand of doom.]]

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* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler:Coraline and Wybie bond by fighting the Other Mother's evil hand of doom.detached but animate hand.]]



** The Other Mother refers to her husband as "Pumpkin". [[spoiler: He turns into a pumpkin-like beast in the last act. It's most likely that the Other Father was originally a pumpkin from the garden that gradually reverted back to its true form as the world started to unravel; most other creations of the Other Mother ended up being shown as being appropriated from various flotsam like the rats and bugs.]]
** During the dining room scenes, though the Other Father and Coraline are happy to eat the food that's offered to them, the Other Mother never eats it herself. [[spoiler:That's because she feeds on something differently entirely.]]
** In the Other House's dining room there's three frames, each with the silhouette portrait of a child in them.

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** The Other Mother refers to her husband as "Pumpkin". [[spoiler: He turns into a pumpkin-like beast in the last act. It's most likely that the Other Father was originally a pumpkin from the garden that gradually reverted back to its true form as the world started to unravel; most other creations of the Other Mother ended end up being shown as being seeming to have been appropriated from various flotsam like the rats and bugs.]]
** During the dining room scenes, though the Other Father and Coraline are happy to eat the food that's offered to them, the Other Mother never eats it herself. [[spoiler:That's because she feeds on something differently entirely.entirely different.]]
** In the Other House's dining room there's three frames, each with the silhouette portrait of a child in them. [[spoiler: These are the three children who were lured in and killed by the Other Mother before, now seen as ghosts.]]



** "This piano... plays me." [[spoiler: It's later used to censor the Other Father's discussion, and later, to force him to fight Coraline against his will.]] Like the song, this is one way he tries to subtly warn Coraline about the situation.

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** "This piano... plays me." [[spoiler: It's later used to censor the Other Father's discussion, and later, later still, to force him to fight Coraline against his will.]] Like the song, this is one way he tries to subtly warn Coraline about the situation.



* GameFace: The Other Mother.

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* GameFace: The Other Mother.Mother lets her appearance slip when Coraline resists her, likely giving up the facade because she realizes it won't work anymore.



* GoodAllAlong: The Other Father. Even though [[PeoplePuppets he's a slave to the Other Mother's will]], there are clearly moments early-on when he's using whatever limited freedom he has to help and ''warn'' Coraline. His piano song is trying to drop hints that the Other Mother is constantly watching her. When Coraline rejects having buttons sown into her eyes, the Other Father is ''smirking'' at her failure. Then he goes the extra mile trying to demonstrate how [[EyeScream painful]] the process is, [[SilenceYouFool only to receive a sharp kick from the Other Mother]].

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* GoodAllAlong: The Other Father. Even though [[PeoplePuppets he's a slave to the Other Mother's will]], there are clearly moments early-on early on when he's using whatever limited freedom he has to help and ''warn'' Coraline. His piano song is trying to drop hints that the Other Mother is constantly watching her. When Coraline rejects having buttons sown into her eyes, the Other Father is ''smirking'' at her the Other Mother's failure. Then he goes the extra mile trying to demonstrate how [[EyeScream painful]] the process is, [[SilenceYouFool only to receive a sharp kick from the Other Mother]].



* HatesBeingTouched: The Other Mother won't keep her hands off her, and Coraline is evidently uncomfortable with it.

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* HatesBeingTouched: The Other Mother won't keep her hands off her, Coraline, and Coraline is evidently uncomfortable with it.



** [[spoiler:The Other Wybie qualifies as well. He had a smile sewn into his face for Coraline. Then his hand dissolved when he explained without words to Coraline why he can't join her in the real world. Then he knowingly helped Coraline out of the mirror, into the parlor, past the bug thing, and into the tunnel, putting a good deal of effort into it all, while knowing that the Other Mother would kill him for it.]]

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** [[spoiler:The Other Wybie qualifies as well. He had endures having a smile sewn into his face for Coraline. Then his hand dissolved when he explained without words defying the Other Mother's command to Coraline why he can't join smile, and still decides to help Coraline, rescuing her in from the mirror and getting her into the blocked passage back to the real world. Then he knowingly helped Coraline out of the mirror, into the parlor, past the bug thing, and into the tunnel, putting a good deal of effort into it all, while world, knowing that the Other Mother would kill him for it.]]



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Coraline seems to become this with her neighbors at the Pink Palace Apartment.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Coraline seems to become develop this with her neighbors at the Pink Palace Apartment.Apartments.



** Coraline states that even though her parents write about gardening catalogues her mother ''hates'' dirt.

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** Coraline states that even though her parents write about gardening catalogues catalogues, her mother ''hates'' dirt.



* MysteriousAnimalSenses: The Cat was able to talk to Other Wybie, even though he couldn't speak. He even told Coraline that cats have far superior senses than humans, at which Coraline immediately rolled her eyes. There's also his ability to get between worlds on his own, which is pretty impressive.

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* MysteriousAnimalSenses: The Cat was is able to talk communicate to the Other Wybie, even though he couldn't speak. He the Other Wybie was created mute. The Cat even told tells Coraline that cats have far superior senses than to humans, at which Coraline immediately rolled rolls her eyes. There's also his ability to get go between worlds on his own, which is pretty impressive.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler: The Other Mother's final form resembles a spidery skeleton woman with a face like a porcelain doll, hands made of sewing needles and button eyes. Unfortunately it's more scary then awesome.]]

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler: The Other Mother's final form resembles a spidery skeleton woman with a face like a porcelain doll, hands made of sewing needles and button eyes. Unfortunately Unfortunately, it's more scary then awesome.]]



* NoodleIncident: Coraline's mother mentions a car accident that caused the family to move. She's also wearing a neck brace throughout the film.

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* NoodleIncident: Coraline's mother mentions a car accident that caused the family to move. She's also wearing a neck brace throughout the film.film, also indicated to be a result of the accident.



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** When it's revealed that Wybie's grandmother kept the doll for about fifty years [[spoiler:after her sister died, which meant she kept it from spying on other potential child victims. She managed to protect her grandson in this fashion as well, so that the Other Mother by the end is starving for Coraline]].

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** When it's revealed that Wybie's grandmother kept the doll for about fifty years [[spoiler:after her sister died, which meant she kept it from spying on other potential child victims. She managed to protect her grandson in this fashion as well, so that the Other Mother by the end is starving for Coraline]].and Coraline was her last hope]].



** When [[spoiler:the Other World starts to collapse, for the first time the cat looks genuinely terrified.]]

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** When [[spoiler:the Other World starts to collapse, for the first time the cat Cat looks genuinely terrified.terrified for the first time.]]



* ParentsAsPeople: Coraline's parents mean well, but they don't have time for her.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Coraline's parents mean well, but they just don't have time enough 1time for her.her at the moment.



* PunchClockVillain: [[spoiler:A lot of The Other Mother's minions like The Other Wybie and the Other Father.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: [[spoiler:A lot of The Other Mother's minions like [[spoiler: The Other Wybie and the Other Father.]]



* RageAgainstTheReflection: Coraline breaks a mirror when she realizes that [[spoiler:her parents are trapped inside.]]

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: Coraline breaks a mirror when [[spoiler: she realizes that [[spoiler:her sees a vision of her her captive parents are trapped inside.]]



--> '''Miss Spink:''' I'll read them if you like.
--> '''Coraline:''' Read what?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Your tea-leaves, dear. They'll tell me your future. Drink up then. Go on. No, not all of it. Not all of it. That's right. Now hand it over. [''Observes the cup.''] Oh! Oh, Caroline. Caroline, Caroline, Caroline. You are in terrible danger.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' Oh, give me that cup, April. Your eyes are going.
--> '''Miss Spink:''' ''My'' eyes? You're blind as a bat.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' Well, not to worry, child. It's good news. There's a tall, handsome beast in your future.
--> '''Coraline:''' A what?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Miriam, really. You're holding it wrong. See? "Danger."
--> '''Coraline:''' What do you see?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' I see a very peculiar hand.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' I see a giraffe.
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Giraffes don't just fall from the sky, Miriam.



* {{Retreaux}}: The entire movie, from the clothing, to the hairstyles, to the gigantic, baby-crushing CRT monitor on Coraline's dad's computer is steeped in TheNineties, which is strange, since the book it was based on came out in 2002. Overall it seems to be a GenreThrowback to Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} shows and their imitators [[NetworkDecay from before Nickelodeon sucked]], complete with snarky, pubescent female protagonist.

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* {{Retreaux}}: {{Retraux}}: The entire movie, from the clothing, to the hairstyles, to the gigantic, baby-crushing CRT monitor on Coraline's dad's computer is steeped in TheNineties, which is strange, since the book it was based on came out in 2002. Overall it seems to be a GenreThrowback to Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} shows and their imitators [[NetworkDecay from before Nickelodeon sucked]], complete with snarky, pubescent female protagonist.



** To ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The pumpkins in the other mother's garden look like the Mayor of Halloweentown, and the tallest of the three Ghost Children resembles Shock. The cat is the same sort of black, scrawny specimen seen in Halloweentown, and when the Other Mother cracks an egg, the falling yolk is shaped like Jack Skellington's face. Similarly, when Wybie has his facemask/helmet on, he bears a strong resemblance to Barrel. There also might be one to Creator/{{Pixar}}, as one of the Shakespeare players has a baby in a backpack that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack]].

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** To ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The pumpkins in the other mother's garden look like the Mayor of Halloweentown, and the tallest of the three Ghost Children resembles Shock. The cat is the same sort of black, scrawny specimen seen in Halloweentown, Halloween Town, and when the Other Mother cracks an egg, the falling yolk is shaped like Jack Skellington's face. Similarly, when Wybie has his facemask/helmet on, he bears a strong resemblance to Barrel. There also might be one to Creator/{{Pixar}}, as one of the Shakespeare players has a baby in a backpack that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack]].



** Wybie shares the same last name of a runaway black child named Jessie Lovat in ''Literature/AmericanGods''.

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** Wybie shares the same last name of a runaway black child named Jessie Lovat in ''Literature/AmericanGods''.''Literature/AmericanGods'', though the surname is also in the book version of ''Coraline''.



** Much of Other Father's creepy Dialogue when [[spoiler: Other Mother]] isn't around seems similar to Film/{{Psycho}}.

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** Much of the Other Father's creepy Dialogue when [[spoiler: the Other Mother]] isn't around seems similar to Film/{{Psycho}}.

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--> '''Miss Spink:''' I'll read them if you like.
--> '''Coraline:''' Read what?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Your tea-leaves, dear. They'll tell me your future. Drink up then. Go on. No, not all of it. Not all of it. That's right. Now hand it over. [''Observes the cup.''] Oh! Oh, Caroline. Caroline, Caroline, Caroline. You are in terrible danger.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' Oh, give me that cup, April. Your eyes are going.
--> '''Miss Spink:''' ''My'' eyes? You're blind as a bat.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' Well, not to worry, child. It's good news. There's a tall, handsome beast in your future.
--> '''Coraline:''' A what?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Miriam, really. You're holding it wrong. See? "Danger."
--> '''Coraline:''' What do you see?
--> '''Miss Spink:''' I see a very peculiar hand.
--> '''Miss Forcible:''' I see a giraffe.
--> '''Miss Spink:''' Giraffes don't just fall from the sky, Miriam.

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* ReadingTeaLeaves: Miss Spink and Miss Forcible read Coraline's fortune when she comes to visit them. Miss Spink thinks that she is in terrible danger (seeing a "most peculiar hand"), while Miss Forcible thinks there is a "tall, handsome beast" in her future (seeing a giraffe).

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