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''"Bluebeard was here."''

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''"Bluebeard ->''"Bluebeard was here."''


* PlayingWithSyringes: The film features a lab that is pure horror, as a scientist has SanitySlippage and begins doing experiments on stray cats, [[{{Gorn}} cutting the cats open]] [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable on the examination table]] as they screech in agony, in order to test a HealingFactor-inducing serum and create the perfect species of feline. The BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:Claudandus, a cat who survived the repeated vivisections -- because he was the only test subject on whom the serum even ''worked''.]]

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* PlayingWithSyringes: The film features a lab that is pure horror, as a scientist has SanitySlippage and begins doing experiments on stray cats, [[{{Gorn}} cutting the cats open]] [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable on the examination table]] as they screech in agony, in order to test a HealingFactor-inducing serum and create the perfect species of feline. paste. The BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:Claudandus, a cat who survived the repeated vivisections -- because he was the only test subject on whom the serum paste even ''worked''.]]


* AnimalTesting: Dear Lord. Like the murders weren't horrible fuel enough. Francis comes across a tape of a perfectly healthy cat, shown meowing and struggling, [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable being bolted to a table]] and having its head cut open to test a new "glue" for wounds. Said glue ''eats through its skull into its brain while it is conscious'' as the scientist impartially narrates and observes its dying twitches. Enough to give anyone nightmares (and check that your own pets are where you left them). As if that wasn't enough, most of the cats in Francis' neighborhood are mangled by the lab's experiments -- Felicity is blinded, Bluebeard has a withered paw, [[spoiler:and Claudandus goes insane]].



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Francis guesses the password on Pascal's computer fairly easily - it's [[spoiler:Preterius, the name of the scientist whose experiments set Claudandus/Pascal down the path of evil.]]

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Francis guesses the password on Pascal's computer fairly easily - -- it's [[spoiler:Preterius, the name of the scientist whose experiments set Claudandus/Pascal down the path of evil.]]
* PlayingWithSyringes: The film features a lab that is pure horror, as a scientist has SanitySlippage and begins doing experiments on stray cats, [[{{Gorn}} cutting the cats open]] [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable on the examination table]] as they screech in agony, in order to test a HealingFactor-inducing serum and create the perfect species of feline. The BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:Claudandus, a cat who survived the repeated vivisections -- because he was the only test subject on whom the serum even ''worked''.
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%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Kong's cohorts, Herrmann and Herrmann.


* PurpleProse: Francis feels the need to describe everything, and we mean ''everything'' in graphic detail. In the first book he went on for about five paragraphs about what his owner ''feeds him''. The one time that the book entirely eschews the PurpleProse is [[spoiler:Felicity's death. It's short, sharp, simple - and a stab to the heart.]]


* PantheraAwesome: [[spoiler: Eight from book two]] is a Canadian lynx. Not really so big as most examples of this trope, but still much larger than most of the characters.



* PetTheDog: Interestingly, every human character is shown to have (or have had) good qualities. Even [[spoiler: Preterius]] was somewhat kind to his test subjects (at least in the book - it's not really shown in the movie) before his project started falling apart around him. One of the few exceptions would be Saffron's owner, from book two, who took delight in starving and torturing his cats - Saffron's brother [[spoiler: died of dehydration]] thanks to him. Francesca also fails to get any [[PetTheDog such moments]], but she's not evil per se - just really domineering, pushy, and a hypocrite.



* SatelliteLoveInterest:
** Alcina from book two. She meets Francis only once, during which they mate, but Francis apparently loved her very much [[spoiler: and is heartbroken when he finds she's been murdered.]] Felicity might count as well, as her part is extremely similar (sans the mating), but between the two Felicity was much friendlier.
** It should be noted that cats, by nature, typically aren't very romantic (mating in both book and film is a pretty casual affair), but a few characters do show signs of real love for a favorite mate.


* {{Heaven}}: [[spoiler: Francis]] gets a look at the feline heaven after [[spoiler: being shot at the end of the second book. He's saved from the brink of death before the stay becomes permanent.]]



** [[spoiler: Crazy Hugo (aka the Black Knight) and his mastiff]] from the second book. Thanks to [[spoiler: Ambrosius]], many characters believe they might still be alive.


-->-- '''Francis's opening narration'''

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-->-- '''Francis's opening narration'''
narration'''. And he's not kidding in the slightest.


* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Solitaire is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have been killed...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making Solitaire's death look pointless.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Solitaire is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have been killed...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because regular male cats tried to mate with her, her and other female Felidae, making Solitaire's death look pointless.


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Pascal, who acts very friendly towards Francis and even seems to help him, despite being the cat version of a militant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics Eugenicist]]]]. AmplifiedAnimalAptitude:

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Pascal, who acts very friendly towards Francis and even seems to help him, despite being the cat version of a militant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics Eugenicist]]]].
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, [[spolier:Solitaire]] is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have disapeared...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making [[spoiler:Solitaire's]] death look pointless.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, [[spolier:Solitaire]] Solitaire is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have disapeared...been killed...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making [[spoiler:Solitaire's]] Solitaire's death look pointless.


* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Solitaire is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have disapeared...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making [[spoiler:Solitaire's]] death look pointless.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Solitaire [[spolier:Solitaire]] is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have disapeared...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making [[spoiler:Solitaire's]] death look pointless.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Solitaire is killed [[spoiler:for more or less the same reasons that the local tomcats have disapeared...because the male Felidae have been going around and mating with "impure" females; it's suggested that Solitaire was one such female and that not all of the kittens were Kong's.]] In the movie, only Nhozemphtekh is shown, giving the implication that all the murders were because cats tried to mate with her, making [[spoiler:Solitaire's]] death look pointless.


* BloodierAndGorier: Than the book.
* BittersweetEnding: The movie falls under this. The book's ending is slightly darker, but still manages to avoid DownerEnding status.

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book. %% Zero Context Example
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BittersweetEnding: The movie falls under this. The book's ending is slightly darker, but still manages to avoid DownerEnding status. %% Zero Context Example


* BloodierAndGorier: Than the book

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* BloodierAndGorier: Than the bookbook.

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