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- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene where Dr. Pretorius shows Dr. Frankenstein a bunch of small humans he's created and placed in jars.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The Monster befriending the blind hermit.
- The Monster forgiving Doctor Frankenstein and allowing him to escape with Elizabeth right counts too. Then, with a "We BELONG dead!" he blows himself, the Bride, and Pretorious to kingdom come.
- Even Better Sequel: While the Universal Studio's Frankenstein is well-regarded, this sequel is considered even better.
- Moral Event Horizon: The Monster reaches this early in the film when he first strangles an elderly couple in their home for absolutely no reason and then brutally murders a young girl. Of course, we don't actually get to KNOW these people, so we can forgive the Monster for these fiendish acts.
- As for Dr. Pretorius, he crosses it when he manipulates the monster into his services and has Elizabeth held for ransom in exchange for Dr. Frakenstein's assistance in his experiment.
- Tear Jerker: The scene where the Monster meets the old blind hermit. The old man and the Monster weren't the only ones with tears in their eyes.
- The scene where the Bride reacts to the Monster's teary-eyed yet hopeful pleading, "Friend?" with a horrified scream is also heart-tearing. It's no surprise when the Monster promptly decides to kill himself. Also leads to a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when the Monster sees Elizabeth has returned to her husband and refuses to abandon him, even when they're both about to die. The Monster forgives his maker and lets him and Elizabeth escape.
- The Scrappy: Minnie, the annoying, loud-mouthed housekeeper.
- Uncanny Valley: The Bride. She looks normal, except for her hair and a few scars, but the way Elsa Lanchester portrays her: the wide-eyed yet expressionless face, the stiff arms, the sharp, jerky motions of her head, the hiss ...
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The sequence with the homonculi holds up well almost 80 years later.
- The Woobie: The poor old hermit, who is so happy to finally have a friend, only to be separated from him almost immediately.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The Monster, who is by turns sympathetic and pointlessly cruel.
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