Where's Sophie? Chapter 1 - Sophie, a howl's moving castle fanfic | FanFiction
This page refers to the book Howl's Moving Castle and the anime version directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Book Sophie Hatter is the protagonist of the first book . Can Sophie trust the fire demon crackling in the grate? try to make The Guardian sustainable by deepening our relationship with our readers. Hayao Miyazaki's production of Howl's Moving Castle is the movie that I most far too concerned with the power of love and trust in family and community. .. the film compared to the book is sophies and howls relationship.
In the beginning, where she's frequently nervous and flustered. This decreases as she gains more confidence, but is still present to an extent throughout the film. Howl watches her while she sleeps. In this case, understandable because Sophie is inflicting the curse on herself subconsciously.
Thus, the only time it's not active is when she's asleep. Being associated with the Witch of the Waste. Initially; she's definitely one of the more intelligent characters in the canon. She later gains Mystical White Hair. Though Sophie is initially reserved and lacking confidence, she demonstrates herself to be a strong-minded individual after she is transformed into an old woman, becoming less afraid of what others think of her.
As a granny, Sophie gains a lot more backbone and sass.
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Does it several times to Howl. Curtains Match The Windows: Before the whole fiasco, Sophie had brown hair and eyes. During the climax, while trying to save her family and Howl. The Witch of the Waste gives her this reaction after Sophie tries to force her out of the store, though it wasn't part of distracting anyone.
While she believes she's not beautifulSophie attracts the attention of Howl2 guards in the beginningand Turniphead. Sophie begins the movie with waist-length dark hair done up in a simple braid. She still has the braid after being transformed into an old woman by the Witch of the Wastes, albeit grey and much shorter. However, at the climax of the film, she sacrifices her braid to revive Calcifer who she'd just realized is Howl's heartso even after breaking the curse Sophie's hair remains silver and short.
This is one of the many differences from the original novel. In the book, Sophie's hair was strawberry blonde i. Has one with Howl in the beginning where they roof hop on air. Melancholic; largely bored and listless for the bulk of the film.
She does it to Calcifer by returning Howl's heart to Howl's body. Friend to All Children: To Markl, sure, but when a young girl asks her if she's a witch I am the most horrible witch of all! Sophie always describes herself as "ugly" and "dumb". I Am Not Pretty: This is why she sub-consciously recasts the old lady spell on herself. She gives up her braid to empower Calcifer. Her plan to save Howl.
Destroying the castle and escaping with only a small part of it to stop Howl from fighting the main battle. It failed because the Witch of the Waste grabbed Calcifer, forcing Sophie to almost kill the demon.
With Howl who is a Self-Made Man. She is tough as nails while trying to keep the house clean and doesn't put up with Howl's garbage. She even out-sasses Calcifer.
Even after she becomes young again permanently, her hair remains white. After pouring water over Calcifer. The ending has Sophie learning about her own magical powers and retaining her short, grey hair. Never Mess with Granny: The shy and mousy girl grew a spine when she aged. The Power of Love: She uses it to break Turniphead's curse. Due to the Witch of The Waste's curse. She meets Howl when he saves her from two soldiers that were coming on to her.
The townspeople think she's one of these because she spends so much time in the hat store and no time outside with others her age. Watch her calmly attempt to force the Witch of the Waste out of the hat store. Spanner in the Works: To the plans of Suliman. A mother figure for the much younger in the film Michael and more of a babysitter for Howl. Took a Level in Badass: Confronting Suliman certainly counts.
Sophie changes from a green dress to a blue one when she goes to seek her fortune. Howl later spruces the dress up with magic to make its color brighter and clearer.
She breaks the curse on Turniphead by giving him a kiss, but she's already in love with Howl. Turniphead is fine with this. Seems to be one to her mother who arranged greater things for Lettie than 'manage a hat shop'. Howl has a talent of bringing this side out of Sophie in the novel. Realizing that she can do more than hat making is part of her Character Development. You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Even after gaining back her original age, Sophie still retains her grey hair.
Howl Pendragon Voiced by: Originally Howell Jenkins of Wales, he was part of a loose fraternity of wizards on Earth. He made his way through a magical portal to Ingary, where he became known and respected as one of the most powerful wizards there was.
He owns a moving castle, and spreads rumors about himself to retain his privacy, opting to be alone and hiding from all conflict. He's a pretty prissy narcissist who kicks insane amounts of butt. The narcissism gets better, but he stays quite a girly boy. He changes his hair a lot; both color and style. Invoked; he is vain that way. His transformation to bird-like thing to fight the armies of the war gets harder every time Can't Live Without You: If Calcifer dies, so does Howl.
This is because Howl outsourced his heart to Calcifer. His reputation is a womanizer but in the film the only person he romances onscreen is Sophie. Off-screen romanced the Witch of the Waste and that's it. After his Expository Hairstyle ChangeHowl now has blue hair and eyes. Dark Is Not Evil: Zig zagged with this and Dark Is Evil. His transformations are for a good cause, but the "other Howl" can become very vicious, cruel and animal-like.
Deal with the Devil: Deal with a demon, to be clear. He gave his heart to Calcifer in exchange for certain powers. Subtly, because he is always flamboyant and "happy", just not genuinely at first.
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Only in the movie. After Sophie accidentally rearranged his several dozen hair products, his blond hair turned orange, then later bluish-black the latter being his natural colour. Howl is an eccentric magic scholar who lives in a floating castle he made himself and always looks appropriate for polite society. As shown under Mood-Swinger below, his initial appearance as a confident and immensely powerful wizard surrounded by an aura of mystery belies that fact that he is, at heart, actually just a temperamental and cowardly teenager.
In the film his womanizing is an Urban Legend Love Life because we don't see it. Nevertheless, he's in love with Sophie. He pretended to be the King and the only reason anyone found out was because the real deal showed up at random and laughed at him. He believes the war should end, but will do anything to stop the fighting parties from causing more harm.
When he's introduced, he seems like a dashing, unflappably confident sort of person who's always got everything under control, and nothing can upset him, except maybe high-minded concerns about the war. Then he very suddenly has a huge Freak Out! He's rather shameless about storming up to Sophie wearing nothing but a towel, and he's the only character in the movie to be depicted naked.
By the standards of the Studio Ghibli art style, yes; he's slender almost to the point of being downright scrawny, but towers over every other character except Turniphead. The bird thing is a Winged Humanoid.
Power at a Price: He gave up his heart to Calcifer for more power. Refusal of the Call: He refuses to be part of Suliman's King's scheme of having all wizards fight for him. Although the movie is called Howl's Moving Castle, it's much more about Sophie than him. Trash of the Titans: His house is filthy and he likes it that way. With Sophie, who is a worker in a hat shop, while he is a famous and powerful wizard.
He Wangsts about having the wrong hair color He fights in the war to destroy as many war ships as possible and diminish the threat the other wizards pose, disregarding loyalty to either side. As he said, it doesn't matter who to support - both are bad. The Witch of the Waste Voiced by: Though, she eventually does step aside, and even later seems to approve of Howl's relationship with Sophie. Like Howl, she sold her heart to a demon and no longer has one of her own.
She meets Markl, Howl's apprentice. Markl is a young boy, opposed to his book counter part, Michael, who is a bit older. Sophie cooks breakfast, then meets Howl once again. She explains to him that she'll be the new cleaning lady whom Calcifer hired. Sophie working as a "cleaning lady" She takes her job very seriously, cleaning every room in the castle, minus Howl's.
While she and Markl are shopping in the market, she sees one of the Witch of the Waste's henchmen. Surprisingly, no one else notices him. She and Markl go back to the castle, where Howl bursts out of his bathroom, his normally blond hair a bright shade of orange. Sophie admits that she reorganized his magic salts. His hair changes colors and settles on black, Howl begins to ooze green slime out of depression and releases dark energy, which has happened once before, when a girl dumped him.
Sophie and Markl clean him up. The next morning, Howl tells Sophie that he's been summoned to the Royal Palace so he can defend the country in a war. He also tells her that he's a coward and all he does is hide. He then tells Sophie to go the Palace as his mother to convince Madame Suliman that he's too cowardly to show his face.
Sophie goes to Kingsbury, along with a ring that Howl gives her, and on her way to the castle, she meets up with the Witch of the Waste. From here on, the movie and the book differ greatly.
While they are climbing the steps to the palace, the Witch visibly grows older. When they make it inside, Sophie is led by a dog into a room where Madame Sulliman is.
She tells Sophie that Howl has been taken over by a demon, and soon it will completely consume him. Before they can get away, Madame Suliman shows Sophie what Howl really is. He transforms into a fierce bird, but before he loses himself, Sophie yells that it's a trap, and he flies Sophie out of the palace, along with the Witch of the Waste, and Sulliman's dog, Heen. Sophie flees the Royal City on a plane that Howl stole. Howl stays behind as a decoy so Sophie can safely get away.
Sophie crashes into the castle, and she dreams that Howl is consumed by his demon. She admits that she loves him in her dream, where he roars that it's too late. Howl arrives the next morning, and moves the castle again.
The castle transforms into Sophie's hat shop, along with a new portal, that leads to a beautiful field of flowers. Sophie becomes young again, and she asks Howl if he's leaving her. He doesn't answer, to which she responds, "Please, Howl, I know I can be of help to you. Even though I'm not pretty, and all I'm good at is cleaning. Howl destroys the engine, and saves Sophie. Sophie turns the Hat Shop into a flower shop, and her mother visits her.
Her mother secretly leaves a little spy blob behind, and the Witch throws it in Calcifer's mouth. He weakens, and is unable to defend the castle when the country is thrust into war. Sophie runs outside, fully young as she has unknowingly broke her own curse, and watches as Howl saves the shop from a falling bomb.
He emerges from the wreckage unscathed, and the two embrace. Howl heals Calcifer, and Sophie begs him not to go out into the war again. He responds, "Sorry, I've had enough of running away, Sophie.
Now I've got something to protect. The castle curmbles, and Sophie places him back in the ruined grate. Despite Sophie's curse being lifted, her hair remains silver, much unlike the book, where Sophie's hair turns red. She gives Calcifer her hair, and he grows strong enough to move the castle to find Howl and tell him that they are safe. Meanwhile, the Witch of the Waste realizes that Calcifer holds Howl's heart, and she plucks him from the hearth.
She begins to burn, and Sophie throws a bucket of water on her. Calcifer goes out, causing the castle to fall apart. Sophie falls over a cliff, along with Heen.
The ring that Howl gave her glows blue, and leads to the portal from the castle. She opens it up, and enters the black void that only Howl has been in. She ends up in the past, and witnesses Howl as a child. Stars are falling from the sky, and she runs out to stop him from making a pact with Calcifer.
However, Howl swallows the star before Sophie can reach him, and Calcifer is born, with Howl's small heart beating within. Sophie calls out to him, telling him to find her in the future.
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She is then thrust back through the door, where Howl is waiting for her. He is unresponsive, but he brings her to the remains of the castle. Sophie just before she puts Howl's heart back and frees Calcifer She pleads with the Witch to give her Calcifer, and when she does, Sophie pushes him into Howl's chest.
Calcifer flies out, once more a star, and flies away. The remains of the castle break apart once Calcifer leaves, and they shot down a hill towards a cliff, but are saved by Turnip Head, who loses his pole in the process.
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Sophie kisses Turnip Head, who turns into the missing prince. At that moment, Howl awakes, complaining about a weight on his chest.
Sophie then replies, "A heart's a heavy burden. Sophie, now full of confidence, tackles him and agrees. You should go home anyway and tell your king to stop this dumb war. After the prince leaves, Calcifer returns, deciding to stay with the curse-free Sophie and Howl. The movie ends with the castle flying through the sky. Markl and Heen are seen playing in a small garden with the Witch and Calcifer watching over them.