History BodyHorror / FairyTales

25th Sep '14 4:32:13 PM porpentine
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** Some of the tales manage to soften it by specifying that a magic liquid is used to seamlessly put the pieces together and basically make the body as if it died of natural causes, before bringing it back to life. Still, the idea of a person being casually torn into small pieces (which is how most of those sorts of tales go) is plenty body horror.

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** Some of the tales manage to soften it by specifying that a magic liquid is used to seamlessly put the pieces together and basically make the body as if it died of natural causes, before bringing it back to life. Still, the idea of a person being casually torn into small pieces (which is how most of those sorts of tales go) is plenty body horror.horror.
* The evil sister in "Toads and Diamonds" ends up being cursed to vomit up toads whenever she speaks. (Although even her good sister's gift of having jewels fall out of her mouth when she talks doesn't sound like much fun, despite the obvious financial benefits.)
26th Jan '14 4:09:21 PM AnandaQ
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* Many versions of the "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. They hack off parts of their feet trying to get the glass slipper to fit. In the Grimms' version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.

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* Many versions of the "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. They hack off parts of their feet trying to get the glass slipper to fit. In the Grimms' Grimm's version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.



* The Grimms have quite a bit of BodyHorror in their stories. Their version of "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" had the woodsman cut the wolf open so that the grandmother could escape, then pack the Wolf's stomach full of rocks and sew it back together -- afterwards they kick him in the river when he wants to drink, so he sinks to the bottom to drown. You could say he deserved it, but still, to tell this to children...
* Also from the Grimms is "Literature/SnowWhite", though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.

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* The Grimms Grimm's have quite a bit of BodyHorror in their stories. Their version of "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" had the woodsman cut the wolf open so that the grandmother could escape, then pack the Wolf's stomach full of rocks and sew it back together -- afterwards they kick him in the river when he wants to drink, so he sinks to the bottom to drown. You could say he deserved it, but still, to tell this to children...
* Also from the Grimms Grimm's is "Literature/SnowWhite", though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.
4th May '13 10:35:11 PM ZeldaQueen
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* Many Fairy Tale stories actually involve characters having their heads cut off or their bodies torn apart, and somehow they come back to life after their bits and pieces are sewn back together. Ew.

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* Many Fairy Tale stories actually involve characters having their heads cut off or their bodies torn apart, and somehow they come back to life after their bits and pieces are sewn back together. Ew.Ew.
** Some of the tales manage to soften it by specifying that a magic liquid is used to seamlessly put the pieces together and basically make the body as if it died of natural causes, before bringing it back to life. Still, the idea of a person being casually torn into small pieces (which is how most of those sorts of tales go) is plenty body horror.
29th Nov '12 5:58:56 PM Maverick
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* The abomination called the Nuckelavee from Scottish folklore. It can only be described as some sort of rider-fused-with-horse centaur with no skin that breathes poison.
** ItGotWorse. It doesn't just breathe poison, it breathes ''disease''. So even if you escape it, you've got the more common sort of BodyHorror to contend with.

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* The abomination called the Nuckelavee from Scottish folklore. It can only be described as some sort of rider-fused-with-horse centaur with no skin that breathes poison.
** ItGotWorse. It doesn't just breathe poison, it breathes
''disease''. So even if you escape it, you've got the more common sort of BodyHorror to contend with.
3rd Jul '12 9:21:44 PM TVRulezAgain
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* On a lighter note, in one of Grimm's fairy tales there's a story about a man who gets turned into a black, fire-breathing poodle.

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* On a lighter note, in In one of Grimm's fairy tales there's a story about a man who gets turned into a black, fire-breathing poodle.



* Also from the Grimms is "Literature/SnowWhite", though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are literally burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.

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* Also from the Grimms is "Literature/SnowWhite", though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are literally burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curupira Curupira]] has feet that are turned to face backwards, literally flaming hair, and green teeth.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curupira Curupira]] has feet that are turned to face backwards, literally flaming hair, and green teeth.
27th Apr '12 9:03:58 AM TheNinth
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* Many Fairy Tale stories actually involve characters having their heads cut off or their bodies torn apart, and somehow they come back to life after their bits and pieces are sown back together. Ew.

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* Many Fairy Tale stories actually involve characters having their heads cut off or their bodies torn apart, and somehow they come back to life after their bits and pieces are sown sewn back together. Ew.
21st Feb '12 7:28:44 AM LordGro
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* Many versions of the ''{{Cinderella}}'' story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. They hack off parts of their feet trying to get the glass slipper to fit. In the Grimms' version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.

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* Many versions of the ''{{Cinderella}}'' "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. They hack off parts of their feet trying to get the glass slipper to fit. In the Grimms' version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.



* The Grimms have quite a bit of BodyHorror in their stories. The original version of "LittleRedRidingHood" had the woodsman cut the wolf open so that the grandmother could escape, and then sew it back together. Nasty.
** The Hungarian version takes it a level further: together, they pack the Wolf's stomach full of rocks, then kick him in the river when he goes to drink, feeling thirsty. You could say he deserved it, but still, to tell this to children...
* Also from the Grimms is ''Snow White'', though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are literally burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.

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* The Grimms have quite a bit of BodyHorror in their stories. The original Their version of "LittleRedRidingHood" "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" had the woodsman cut the wolf open so that the grandmother could escape, and then sew it back together. Nasty.
** The Hungarian version takes it a level further: together, they
pack the Wolf's stomach full of rocks, then rocks and sew it back together -- afterwards they kick him in the river when he goes wants to drink, feeling thirsty.so he sinks to the bottom to drown. You could say he deserved it, but still, to tell this to children...
* Also from the Grimms is ''Snow White'', "Literature/SnowWhite", though to a lesser degree. The evil stepmother crashes the wedding of Snow White and the prince. Unfortunately for her, everyone there knows all about her murder attempts on Snow White. Therefore, the stepmother is forced to dance in red-hot shoes. As if feet that are literally burning aren't bad enough, she has to dance until she dies from exhaustion.
2nd Feb '12 5:42:00 AM theAdeptRogue
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* There are many variations of a fairy tale, where a man hacks the paw or tail off of an animal (a cat, a rabbit, a wolf, a snake, etc), only to find that the animal was his wife, who regularly would turn into that animal. He would find this out by coming home and finding ''she was missing the limb he hacked off''. And this is treated like an embarrassing incident by the wife. One variant has a woman turn into a snake and her nephew hacks the tip of her tail off. This translates to the entire one half of her foot being chopped off, and she insists that she just stubbed her toe in the middle of the night. Eek!

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* There are many variations of a fairy tale, where a man hacks the paw or tail off of an animal (a cat, a rabbit, a wolf, a snake, etc), only to find that the animal was his wife, who regularly would turn into that animal. He would find this out by coming home and finding ''she was missing the limb he hacked off''. And this is treated like an embarrassing incident by the wife. One variant has a woman turn into a snake and her nephew hacks the tip of her tail off. This translates to the entire one half of her foot being chopped off, and she insists that she just stubbed her toe in the middle of the night. Eek!Eek!
* Many Fairy Tale stories actually involve characters having their heads cut off or their bodies torn apart, and somehow they come back to life after their bits and pieces are sown back together. Ew.
26th Jan '12 11:00:41 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* Many versions of the ''{{Cinderella}}'' story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. In the Grimms' version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.
** Not to mention that they hack off parts of their feet in order to get the slipper to fit.

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* Many versions of the ''{{Cinderella}}'' story inflict BodyHorror on the cruel sisters/stepsisters. They hack off parts of their feet trying to get the glass slipper to fit. In the Grimms' version, their eyes are pecked out by birds. In some Spanish-American tellings, they grow horns and donkey ears. In one version the selfish sister has snakes come out of her mouth whenever she tries to speak.
** Not to mention that they hack off parts of their feet in order to get the slipper to fit.
speak.
20th Jan '12 7:28:56 PM ZeldaQueen
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curupira Curupira]] has feet that are turned to face backwards, literally flaming hair, and green teeth.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curupira Curupira]] has feet that are turned to face backwards, literally flaming hair, and green teeth.teeth.
* There are many variations of a fairy tale, where a man hacks the paw or tail off of an animal (a cat, a rabbit, a wolf, a snake, etc), only to find that the animal was his wife, who regularly would turn into that animal. He would find this out by coming home and finding ''she was missing the limb he hacked off''. And this is treated like an embarrassing incident by the wife. One variant has a woman turn into a snake and her nephew hacks the tip of her tail off. This translates to the entire one half of her foot being chopped off, and she insists that she just stubbed her toe in the middle of the night. Eek!
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