Almost certainly the most well-known evil clown (save for Batman¹s archnemesis, the Joker; more on him later), Pennywise is modeled after real-life serial killer John Wayne Gacy, aka Pogo the Clown, a.k.a. "The Clown Killer." Gacy was convicted of sexually assaulting and killing 33 boys in 1980; he posed as a clown ...
Though there are some IT characters just as scary as Pennywise, the film's main villain proves to be its deadliest, with a kill count that actually reaches into the tens of thousands. Reddit user u/angelholme estimates that Pennywise actually took the lives of between 12,117 and 18,011 people.
It can also manipulate people into violent action, or sometimes, inaction that allows violence to continue.
Taking the form of Frankenstein's monster, Pennywise brutally decapitates Vic before attempting to kill both Bowers and Belch. Henry is able to escape by abandoning his friends, while Pennywise kills Belch by shredding his face.
First we have to clarify that Pennywise doesn't kill, he is basically an illusion, It kills. It kills children because they are safer to kill then adults. Children are relatively powerless and most people (outside of friends and family) soon forget about them.
Stephen King's IT introduced readers to a one-of-a-kind creature that can take any form, the most common one being Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and as menacing as it is, this creature has one big enemy it's truly scared of: Maturin, the turtle.
This proves to be its undoing; Eddie nearly chokes it when it takes the form of a leper and is small enough for him to do that. When sufficiently weakened, the Losers kill It by crushing the heart it must have in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
In the novel, It claims that its true name is Robert "Bob" Gray, but decided to be named “It”. Throughout the book, It is generally referred to as male, usually appearing as Pennywise. The Losers come to believe It may be female after seeing it in the form of a monstrous giant spider that lays eggs.
Originally Answered: Why did Pennywise start on Chapter Two with attacking an adult? Pennywise thrives on fear. By killing him, Pennywise gets the town starting to fear others. Setting the stage for his return.
The cinematic adaptation of Stephen King's It Chapter Two depicted the satisfying death of Pennywise while subtly hearkening back to Pennywise's first 1988 victim, Bill's brother Georgie.
However, It must surrender the the laws of whatever shape It takes. Pennywise's strength is also his weakness. For example, if he were to take the shape of a werewolf (as he does in the novel), silver bullets would harm him.
And it is not totally true that adults can't see Pennywise because there are several incident in books where adult see Pennywise but adult don't find it as a threat because of the reason that Pennywise choose not to. Pennywise only attack children as they are easily manipulated and easily scared.
Miniseries. Here Alvin is the widowed spouse of the late Elfrida Marsh. Here, he is physically and mentally abusive to Beverly, slapping her when she tries to explain the poem sent to her, and threatening to 'whip the skin off' her when she flees the home.
It was said on page 1361 that the Spider being both female and pregnant was a symbolic interperetation. Its not literal, but a representation of whatever equivalent but inconceivable reproductive capability It actually has. Pennywise didn't become pregnant.
IT arrived on Earth through an event similar to an asteroid impact, landing in what would later become Derry, Maine. Once there, IT adopted its usual pattern of hibernation that lasted between 27 and 30 years, awakening to kill and eat and then going back to sleep.
Pennywise slumbered beneath the Earth for millions of years, awaiting the arrival of Mankind. When the town of Derry was built in 1715, IT awoke and began a cycle of feeding on the fears of the people of Stephen King's Derry and then resuming hibernation for cycles of 27 to 30 years.
IT (also commonly known as Pennywise) is an ancient alien/eldritch monster and the title character and the overall secondary antagonist of the Stephen King multiverse, serving as the titular main antagonist of the It Miniseries and it's two film adaptations IT and IT: Chapter Two.
Also in the 2017 film, Georgie's death is changed. As well as having his right arm bitten off, Georgie is trying to crawl away but he was dragged into the sewers and devoured by Pennywise, with an unnamed older woman and her cat being the sole witnesses of the horrific scene, including before Georgie lost his arm.
In both the book and the films, It is an ancient alien creature, older than civilization, and in King's novel, older than our universe. It feasts on the flesh of humans simply because our fears are easy to manifest and they make us taste better.
In fact, the balloons are considered in the fan theory to not only represent the deadlights – but that they also carry the souls of all the children Pennywise has devoured.
Throughout the rest of the story, several of the bodies are found to have teeth marks and pieces that were bitten off, but Pennywise doesn't actually eat the corpses. Stephen King actually references this later in the story, mentioning that Pennywise does this as part of the fear. Pennywise doesn't eat human flesh.
The rest of the group realizes they can defeat it by shrinking it and therefore weakening it, which they achieve by standing up to it. They take out IT's heart and proceed to crush it, finally killing it.