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{{Anti-Hero Infobox
 
{{Anti-Hero Infobox
|image = The Grinch.jpg
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|image = TheGrinch.png
|size = 250
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|fullname = Unknown
|fullname = The Grinch
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|alias = The Grinch<br>
|alias = Grinch<br>
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Grinch<br>
Mr. Grinch
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Mr. Grinch<br>
|origin = ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas'' (1966 to 2018)
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Mr. Green-face<br>
|occupation = Trickster (formerly)
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Mr. Green Guy
|skills = Super strength<br>
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|origin = ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!''
Cleverness
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|occupation = Hermit
|hobby = Hating Christmas (formerly)
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|skills = Cunning<br>
|goals = To Stop Christmas (formerly), To celebrate Christmas with the Whos and win Martha May's love (both succeeded).
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Super strength<br>
|family = Max (His Dog)
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Manipulation<br>
|friends = [[Max (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)|Max]], the Who's, [[Cindy Lou Who]], [[Martha May Whovier]] (Friend, later girlfriend)
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Intelligence
|enemies = The Whos (formerly), Mayor Augustus Maywho (in the live-action adaptation)
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|hobby = Hating Christmas <small>(formerly)</small>.<br>
|type of anti-hero = Abuser and Master Manipulator (formerly)<br>
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Inventing.<br>
Redeemed Villain}}
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Scheming.
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|goals = Put an end to Christmas in Whoville by stealing all of the Whos' presents, food, and decorations <small>(formerly)</small>.<br>
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Terrorize Whoville and anyone who displeases him <small>(succeeded; formerly).</small><br>
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Mess with the Cat in the Hat <small>(formerly)</small>.
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|family = Max <small>(pet)</small>
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|friends = [[Max (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)|Max]]<br>
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The Whos<br>
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[[Cindy Lou Who]]
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|enemies = The Whos <small>(formerly)</small>
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|type of anti-hero = Redeemed Trickster
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}}
 
{{Quote|Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.|The Grinch}}
 
{{Quote|Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.|The Grinch}}
   
 
'''The Grinch''' is the titular redeemed [[w:c:villains:The Grinch|protagonist villain]] of ''Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!''.
 
'''The Grinch''' is the titular redeemed [[w:c:villains:The Grinch|protagonist villain]] of ''Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!''.
   
In 1966, he was voiced by the late actor Boris Karloff. In 2000, he was played by Jim Carrey as an adult while Josh Ryan Evans play as an 8-year-old Grinch.
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In 1966, he was voiced by the late actor Boris Karloff. In 2000, he was portrayed by Jim Carrey as an adult while the late Josh Ryan Evans play as an 8-year-old Grinch.
   
In 2018, he is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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In 2018, he was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
   
 
==Character description==
 
==Character description==
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He scorns the Christmas season and the boisterous festivities customarily celebrated during the holiday; apparently irritated by the happiness of others and deriving pleasure from spoiling other people's merriment.
 
He scorns the Christmas season and the boisterous festivities customarily celebrated during the holiday; apparently irritated by the happiness of others and deriving pleasure from spoiling other people's merriment.
   
Aided by his long-suffering pet dog, Max, he disguises himself as [[Santa Claus]] and breaks into the Whos' homes to steal their holiday decorations and gifts.
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Aided by his long-suffering pet dog, Max, he disguises himself as [[Santa Claus (original)|Santa Claus]] and breaks into the Whos' homes to steal their holiday decorations and gifts.
   
 
Although his plan works, he is infuriated on Christmas morning to find the Whos singing cheerfully despite his actions. Convinced that the holiday must carry a meaning distinct from its decorations and gifts, the Grinch returns and distributes his stolen goods to the Whos, with whom he thereafter celebrates.
 
Although his plan works, he is infuriated on Christmas morning to find the Whos singing cheerfully despite his actions. Convinced that the holiday must carry a meaning distinct from its decorations and gifts, the Grinch returns and distributes his stolen goods to the Whos, with whom he thereafter celebrates.
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==''Heroic Side''==
 
==''Heroic Side''==
*''He saved Cindy-Lou Who from the stamping''.
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*''He saved Cindy-Lou Who from the stamping machine''.
 
*''He stopped the sleigh from falling off the cliff and saved Cindy-Lou Who.''
 
*''He stopped the sleigh from falling off the cliff and saved Cindy-Lou Who.''
 
*''He gave back the gifts to the people in Whoville''.
 
*''He gave back the gifts to the people in Whoville''.
 
*''He pass the Christmas season with the Whos in his cave''.
 
*''He pass the Christmas season with the Whos in his cave''.
 
==Trivia==
 
*Dr. Seuss disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary.
 
 
*Boris Karloff's voice changes when he speaks for the Grinch. Originally he spoke in his "Narrator" voice throughout. After recording was complete, the highs in his voice were mechanically removed for the Grinch, giving him the gravelly voice heard in the finished version.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="300" position="center" captiontextcolor="#27bb0a" bordercolor="#27bb0a">
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<gallery widths="300" bordercolor="lime" captiontextcolor="lime" position="center">
 
20121220_Grinch.jpg|The Grinch, as seen in the animated TV special
 
20121220_Grinch.jpg|The Grinch, as seen in the animated TV special
 
Tumblr md1ijyRxdw1qieyopo1 500.jpg|[[The Grinch (2000)|The Grinch]], as seen in the live-action movie, played by Jim Carrey
 
Tumblr md1ijyRxdw1qieyopo1 500.jpg|[[The Grinch (2000)|The Grinch]], as seen in the live-action movie, played by Jim Carrey
 
Grinch 2018 character.png|[[The Grinch (2018)|The Grinch]] in 2018
 
Grinch 2018 character.png|[[The Grinch (2018)|The Grinch]] in 2018
 
</gallery>
 
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==Trivia==
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*Dr. Seuss disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary.
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*Boris Karloff's voice changes when he speaks for the Grinch. Originally he spoke in his "Narrator" voice throughout. After recording was complete, the highs in his voice were mechanically removed for the Grinch, giving him the gravelly voice heard in the finished version.
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Latest revision as of 22:18, April 24, 2020


Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.
~ The Grinch

The Grinch is the titular redeemed protagonist villain of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

In 1966, he was voiced by the late actor Boris Karloff. In 2000, he was portrayed by Jim Carrey as an adult while the late Josh Ryan Evans play as an 8-year-old Grinch.

In 2018, he was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Character descriptionEdit

The Grinch is depicted as a furry recluse living in seclusion on a cliff overlooking the cheerful, optimistic community of Whoville.

He scorns the Christmas season and the boisterous festivities customarily celebrated during the holiday; apparently irritated by the happiness of others and deriving pleasure from spoiling other people's merriment.

Aided by his long-suffering pet dog, Max, he disguises himself as Santa Claus and breaks into the Whos' homes to steal their holiday decorations and gifts.

Although his plan works, he is infuriated on Christmas morning to find the Whos singing cheerfully despite his actions. Convinced that the holiday must carry a meaning distinct from its decorations and gifts, the Grinch returns and distributes his stolen goods to the Whos, with whom he thereafter celebrates.

Nevertheless, the Grinch is still portrayed as a bitter and ill-tempered character in artwork or other media.

With the character's anti-holiday spirit followed by the transformation on Christmas morning, scholars have noted similarity to Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol.

In both the animated TV special and the 2000 live-action film, he is shown to have superhuman strength when he stops an entire sleigh loaded with presents from going over a cliff and lifts it over his head, although he is also described as "[finding] the strength of ten Grinches plus two" during that moment of crisis.

Thus, his feat of strength may be akin to an adrenaline rush, as he does not appear to exhibit this ability under normal circumstances.

Heroic SideEdit

  • He saved Cindy-Lou Who from the stamping machine.
  • He stopped the sleigh from falling off the cliff and saved Cindy-Lou Who.
  • He gave back the gifts to the people in Whoville.
  • He pass the Christmas season with the Whos in his cave.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Dr. Seuss disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary.
  • Boris Karloff's voice changes when he speaks for the Grinch. Originally he spoke in his "Narrator" voice throughout. After recording was complete, the highs in his voice were mechanically removed for the Grinch, giving him the gravelly voice heard in the finished version.

NavigationEdit

           Dr Seuss Logo Heroes

Horton Hears a Who
Horton the Elephant | Rudy Kangaroo

The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat (Live Action) | Conrad | Sally | The Fish | Thing One and Thing Two | Nick

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch (Live Action, CGI) | Max (CGI) | Cindy Lou Who (CGI) | Martha May Whovier | Donna Lou Who

Green Eggs and Ham
Sam-I-Am | Guy-Am-I

The Lorax
The Lorax | The Once-Ler | Ted Wiggins | Audrey | Cy the O'Hare Delivery Guy

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