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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End is the animated conclusion to the Canadian cult horror/comedy series, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. See that page for more details. Unmarked spoilers for the series ahead. You’ve been warned.

Picking up where season 2 left off, the gang has split with the Book of Pure Evil banished and Hannah dead. However, Elliot, the would-be evangelist for Atticus’ Satanic Society, has found it in the city of Timbuktu (which Todd thought was imaginary). As soon as he returns to Crowley Heights, he promptly uses the Book to bring Atticus back. Mayhem ensues as the Book searches for new victims and a new Pure Evil One starts to make itself known.


The Tropes of Pure Evil:

  • And I Must Scream: This was to be expected from Atticus, given that he was trapped inside a freaking book, but we actually get a glimpse at what was on the other side. A monster with very phallic tentacles is implied to have raped him.
  • The Atoner: Atticus attempts to be this throughout the movie, with varying degrees of failure. He is just as terrible at being good as he is at being evil, at least until he really gets a time to shine and smacks the Giant Wolf!Metal Dudes in the face with a mop.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted with Hannah. She was one of many clones created by mixing samples from the Book with human DNA, and whenever one of her dies, another one emerges from the lab beneath the retirement home.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: The Hannah clones have no genitals, although they do apparently have nipples.
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  • Being Evil Sucks: Aside from Todd, whose feelings of being an outcast loser are not only exceptional, but also a symptom of being the Pure Evil One, there’s also Hannah D. Williams, who is disturbed when she realizes that she was created to destroy the world, and tries to resist the urge. This goes away with subsequent clones who are closer to Pure Evil. Also, Atticus, who has renounced Satanism after realizing just how horrible the Book of Pure Evil is.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The gang’s all back together, the Metal Dudes have been sealed away for good, Todd and Jenny are officially dating … but the Book is back, and will continue to wreak havoc throughout the school. Not that that’ll stop the Gang from hunting it. Oh, and Todd is only so-so in the sack.
  • Body Horror: Each Hannah clone after Hannah E is uglier and more emaciated than the last. A couple of them even have a tail.
  • The Bus Came Back: It turns out that the Big Bad Baby was living in the lab beneath the retirement home, and it helps the gang in the final battle.
  • Call-Back:
    • The scene where Atticus is hiding from a monster in the Book’s realms is made to look exactly like the one where he’s cowering from the wolf.
    • Atticus still doesn’t know the difference between ass kicking and ass pounding.
    • The Metal Dudes are the wolf that raped Atticus in his youth.
  • Cloning Blues: Hannah’s origin story. Cloned to create the Pure Evil One, each subsequent copy is more and more evil, leaving the earlier specimens with enough good to feel conflicted over their compulsion to destroy the world.
  • Combat Tentacles: The threads on Elliot's Satanic Sweater act as these, and they're capable of ripping humans to shreds.
  • Compressed Vice: When asked why Hannah B didn't seem that evil, the purely human Hannah explains she cheated on tests and tortured small animals when no one was looking.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Pretty much everyone earns one.
    • After leaving the school, Jimmy finds that there’s not much out there for him, since the world has changed so much during his time of imprisonment. However, he returns, and replaces Atticus as the school guidance counselor. By the end, he is reunited with Nikki, who can operate of her own volition and is now holding the Metal Dudes prisoner.
    • Todd is now free of his Pure Evil power, he and Jenny are officially an item, and they have finally boned. Even if Jenny only thinks Todd is “so-so in the sack”.
    • Atticus is finally happy with being a janitor, and has been let back into the gang.
    • One of the Hannah clones, who was created from pure human DNA and none from the Book (and has a vagina!) is taken in by the gang and Curtis continues dating her.
  • Facial Horror: One student uses the Book to get revenge on the students laughing at him for having acne. This backfires, and the Book turns his zits into giant, acidic boils that reduce anyone they explode on to bone. As well as taking a good chunk of the student’s face out whenever they explode, revealing the bone beneath.
  • Fan Disservice: We get to see Hannah topless. In fact, we get to see a few Hannahs topless. The downside? The ones we see topless are closer to Pure Evil, and as such, hideous.
  • Gag Boobs: The ending sequence shows a student with a pair of tits for eyes. Why? He wanted to see boobs.
  • Global Ignorance: Todd believed that Timbuktu was an imaginary place, so he banished the book there.
  • Gorn: Well, obviously, considering the source material. Though it’s surprisingly less ludicrous.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A couple:
    • By the end, Atticus is firmly on the gang's side.
    • The Big Bad Baby, who is literally Made of Evil, helps the gang out in the final battle agains the true Pure Evil One.
  • Heel Realization: Spending time in the realms beyond the Book lead Atticus to abandon Satanism and to at least try to help out the gang.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Elliot goes from being Atticus' ultimately useless right-hand man to a psycho in a Satanic sweater vest with razor-sharp threads that act like tendrils coming out of his fingers.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Hannah, the true Pure Evil One, is not reluctant to destroy the world.
  • One-Winged Angel: A couple variants are used.
    • The Hannah clones are all created from human DNA and samples from the Book of Pure Evil. Each clone is a bit closer to Pure Evil than the last, thus less human in appearance, height, and strength. And whenever one clone is killed, one of the stronger ones rises.
    • The Metal Dudes fuse together to form a large wolf — the same one that raped Atticus in his youth. They’re far stronger and faster in this form, although it only takes a mop to the face to turn them back.
  • Poor Communication Kills: A group of students start chanting, "Pizza face! Pizza face! Pizza face!" as an acne-ridden student passes by. Needless to say, he uses the book.note  The kicker? They weren't calling him pizza face; that was the name of the pizzeria where they ordered an actual pizza from!
  • Post-Modern Magik: Hannah was cloned in a series by the Book cult scientists attempting to speed up the arrival of the Pure Evil One using DNA extracted from the Book itself.
  • Retcon: Hannah B. Williams' character history undergoes an odd bit of revisionism. It's revealed that she cheated on tests and enjoyed torturing small animals when nobody else was watching. However, during the series, she was clearly shown to be the smartest member of Todd's gang and hardly seemed like the kind of student who needed to cheat. And while it may be somewhat conceivable that she cheated in non-science-related classes, her torture of animals comes off as even more strange, considering she was explicitly shown to be alone with a small animal in the first season, which showed no obvious signs of being tortured. And while Hannah did get the rodent killed in a botched science experiment, it was portrayed as being purely accidental on Hannah's part, rather than any sign of sadism towards animals.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The ultimate fate of the Metal Dudes. Jimmy forces them to merge into Nikki, who can act of her own will and keeps them trapped away.
  • Shout-Out: A few.
  • Toilet Humor: Given that it's a continuation of a TV series already rife with it, this is a given. There's even a lingering shot of a turd in a toilet.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: A variant. Hannah D is clearly not as smart as her predecessor, and is only able to point out the obvious cause of death for a pair of Book victims. Apparently this is a trend as Hannah B cheated on tests.

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