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3rd Feb '16 3:08:26 PM doorofnight
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--> '''Dream:''' ''The dream is removed, I say to you that you shall always and forever know '''exactly''' what you are, and just how '''little''' that means.''
16th Nov '15 3:48:45 PM LBHills
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* There are supposed to be seven Endless, but in modern times there are only six. When Destruction discovers that the human race is the latest species to wonder, "Are not energy and gross mass interconvertible?" he foresees the likelihood of humans destroying themselves, realizes that he's sick of the DirtyBusiness of his particular domain and walks away from it.

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* There are supposed to be seven Endless, but in modern times there are only six. When Destruction discovers that the human race is the latest species to wonder, "Are not energy and gross mass matter interconvertible?" he [[SeenItAll foresees the likelihood of humans destroying themselves, themselves]], realizes that he's sick of the DirtyBusiness of his particular domain and walks away from it.
16th Nov '15 3:48:06 PM LBHills
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[[AC: Destruction]]
* There are supposed to be seven Endless, but in modern times there are only six. When Destruction discovers that the human race is the latest species to wonder, "Are not energy and gross mass interconvertible?" he foresees the likelihood of humans destroying themselves, realizes that he's sick of the DirtyBusiness of his particular domain and walks away from it.
16th Nov '15 3:41:24 PM LBHills
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* His big sister Death got hers in her first appearance, telling off Dream spectacularly and quoting ''Mary Poppins'', plus making bread go "bip" (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* Or when the thus-far unstoppable Kindly Ones back off the instant that the ordinarily-cheery Death displays a flash of temper. BewareTheNiceOnes gets kind of an extra effect when the nice one happens to be Death.
** At the start of ''Season of Mists'' she [[TranquilFury very calmly]] tells Desire to shut up if s/he ever wants to speak again. Desire obeys immediately.

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* His big sister Gaiman used Death got hers in ''very'' sparingly because he only wanted her to appear personally if it was going to be awesome. In general, the series followed that rule. Her first appearance, telling off Dream spectacularly appearance revealed that Death does her work with dedication, sympathy and quoting ''Mary Poppins'', plus making love. It also revealed that she regards "Mary Poppins" as a good life guide, and loves her younger brother but sometimes feels that he needs a quick loaf of bread go "bip" (ItMakesSenseInContext).
to the head.
* Or The suicidal Urania Blackwell is filled with delight when the thus-far unstoppable Kindly Ones back off the instant that the ordinarily-cheery she realizes she's met Death. Urania's decision to ask Death displays a flash of temper. BewareTheNiceOnes gets kind of an extra effect when for assistance in suicide might be controversial, but Death herself is sensible: at first she urges Urania to go on living, but accepts the nice one happens decision to be Death.
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die with respect and sympathy.
* When six of the Endless confer at
the start of ''Season of Mists'' she Mists,'' Desire begins to sneer at Dream and brings up Nada just to twist the knife: Death [[TranquilFury very calmly]] tells advises Desire to shut up - ''now'' - if s/he ever wants to speak again. And Desire obeys immediately.
shuts up.
* The Kindly Ones are unleashed and on a rampage. While fulfilling a legitimate grievance they are TheJuggernaut... Dream has no chance of stopping them. Yet when they discover Death and Dream [[spoiler: having one last brother-sister moment]] and begin to gloat, Death [[BewareTheNiceOnes suddenly snarls]] for them to back off. That's ''not'' a confrontation the Kindly Ones seem eager for: they give her long enough to say goodbye.
* Death's last appearance in the main series is a visit to Hob Gadling in "The Wake," to let him know that Dream (at least, the Dream he called friend) no longer exists. It's a little moment, but shows that she still remembers the little details and is looking after the loose ends her departed brother has left behind.
16th Nov '15 3:24:50 PM LBHills
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* Dream peers into the dreams of the serial killers' convention in "The Doll's House" and recognizes that they're all deluding themselves. In their minds they all have elaborate self-justifications that cast them as heroes or victims. He destroys these dreams, leaving them to cope with being "nothing but people who kill other people:" the art makes it clear that for some, if not all of them, being restored to sanity was a CruelMercy indeed.
16th Nov '15 2:45:53 PM LBHills
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* Dream's appearance at the end of ''A Game of You'', where he arrives in the skerry through which the protagonists have been struggling for days, and simply unmakes it. It is no challenge for him in any way, he simply erases the land and everyone in it, ending the tiny world with perfect dignity - and it does look tiny when compared with the majesty of Dream. Even though we already knew in theory that he was omnipotent within the Dreaming, we had so far only seen minor glimpses of his power, but this is the moment where the extent of his might is truly driven home in one of the most literal examples of a DeusExMachina you'll ever see.
** The awesome is compounded a moment later when he offers Barbie a boon, and when she asks him if he would be able to recreate the entire land the way it was before, complete with the resurrection of all her friends, he casually says "Certainly," without any sign that it would be difficult or tedious for him.

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* Dream's appearance at the end of ''A Game of You'', where he arrives in the skerry (dream pocket dimension) through which the protagonists have been struggling for days, and simply unmakes it. It is no challenge for him in any way, he simply erases the land and everyone in it, ending the tiny world with perfect dignity - and it does look tiny when compared with the majesty of Dream. Even though we already knew in theory that he was omnipotent within the Dreaming, we had so far only seen minor glimpses of his power, but this is the moment where the extent of his might is truly driven home in one of the most literal examples of a DeusExMachina you'll ever see.
** The awesome moment is compounded further emphasized a moment later when he offers Barbie a boon, and when she asks him if he would be able to recreate the entire land the way it was before, complete with the resurrection of all her friends, he casually says "Certainly," without any sign that it would be difficult or tedious for him.



* Or when the thus-far unstoppable Kindly Ones back off the moment she, usually a cheery (anthropomorphic)person(ification), gets pissed. BewareTheNiceOnes gets kind of an extra effect when the nice one happens to be Death.

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* Or when the thus-far unstoppable Kindly Ones back off the moment she, usually instant that the ordinarily-cheery Death displays a cheery (anthropomorphic)person(ification), gets pissed.flash of temper. BewareTheNiceOnes gets kind of an extra effect when the nice one happens to be Death.



* A Midsummer's Daydream was the first (and last) comic to win the world fantasy award for best short story. The rules were changed to prevent it happening again.

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* A Midsummer's Daydream was the first (and last) comic only) comic, ever, to win the world fantasy award for best short story. The rules were changed to prevent it happening again.



* [[spoiler: Nada]] tells Dream exactly what she thinks of his haughty, jaw-droppingly inadequate apology ("I think I might have acted wrongly. I think perhaps I should apologise," doesn't really cut it when what you've done is ''send someone to hell for ten thousand years'' simply for wounding your pride). She tells him he makes her sick and ''slaps him'' in his own domain, fully aware of how powerful he is and the extent of his temper. Dream draws himself up and tries to be furious and she ''stares him down''. His next apology is far more contrite. [[spoiler:It's very clear why Nada was once a queen and why these two were once lovers.]]
* Hob Galdling in his last story. He's had every suffering, misery and guilt 500 odd years can throw at him and has discovered that his only constant friend through all that is gone...[[LivingForeverIsAwesome and still wants to keep going.]]

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* [[spoiler: Nada]] tells Dream exactly what she thinks of his haughty, jaw-droppingly inadequate apology ("I think I might have acted wrongly. I think perhaps I should apologise," doesn't really cut it when what you've done is ''send condemn someone to hell for ten thousand years'' simply years in Hell for wounding hurting your pride). She tells him he makes her sick and ''slaps him'' in his own domain, fully aware of how powerful he is and the extent of his temper. Dream draws himself up and tries to be furious and she ''stares him down''. His next apology is far more contrite. [[spoiler:It's very clear why Nada was once a queen and why these two were once lovers.]]
* Hob Galdling Gadling in his last story. He's had every suffering, misery and guilt 500 odd years can throw at him and has discovered that his only constant friend through all that is gone...[[LivingForeverIsAwesome and still wants to keep going.]]
5th Sep '15 8:10:31 PM LBHills
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--> '''Desire''' ''(furious):'' [[ThisCannotBe He had no protection! He should have been mine!]]
--> '''Dream''' ''(placidly):'' He has his dignity.
24th Dec '14 7:51:37 PM beack7
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* Pretty much any moment where Dream laughs. This happens all of twice during the whole series.

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* Pretty much any Any moment where Dream laughs. This happens all of twice during the whole series.



* Dream's appearance at the end of ''A Game of You'', where he arrives in the skerry through which the protagonists have been struggling for days, and simply unmakes it. It is no challenge for him in any way, he simply erases the land and everyone in it, ending the tiny world with perfect dignity - and it does look tiny when compared with the majesty of Dream. Even though we already knew in theory that he was pretty much omnipotent within the Dreaming, we had so far only seen minor glimpses of his power, but this is the moment where the extent of his might is truly driven home in one of the most literal examples of a DeusExMachina you'll ever see.

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* Dream's appearance at the end of ''A Game of You'', where he arrives in the skerry through which the protagonists have been struggling for days, and simply unmakes it. It is no challenge for him in any way, he simply erases the land and everyone in it, ending the tiny world with perfect dignity - and it does look tiny when compared with the majesty of Dream. Even though we already knew in theory that he was pretty much omnipotent within the Dreaming, we had so far only seen minor glimpses of his power, but this is the moment where the extent of his might is truly driven home in one of the most literal examples of a DeusExMachina you'll ever see.
24th Dec '14 7:37:54 PM Bergamot
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* Pretty much any moment where Dream laughs. This happens all of twice during the whole series.
7th Jun '13 9:42:13 PM Euodiachloris
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** It's actually a bit more awesome than that: for the younger Endless, meeting the other half of your responsibility's coin? Seriously messes with you. Delirium, however, can switch the Sanity on, even if it hurts... and, then switch it back off. Plus, she gets away with it. She's already paid the price and that's her tragedy; but, the result is full-on awesome, as well. Death seems the only one able to switch her opposite side on at will without abdicating... and, even she has that once-a-century price attached to that.
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