History Comicbook / TheSandman

15th Feb '17 5:00:24 PM Epicazeroth
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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Dream kills Orpheus. He would have killed his grand-niece Rose, not knowing they were related, had not unity Kincaid interfered.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Dream kills Orpheus. He would have killed his grand-niece Rose, not knowing they were related, had not unity Unity Kincaid interfered.]]
14th Feb '17 8:22:23 PM Jayalaw
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Daniel [[spoiler:when he becomes Dream and becomes an adult]] calls out Lyta for [[spoiler:her RoaringRampageOfRevenge, since ultimately the previous Dream dying means that her Daniel was lost forever, and caused countless damage in that realm by unleashing the Kindly Ones]]. With that said, he does acknowledge she was manipulated into causing such destruction, and offers her eternal protection.]]



* DueToTheDead: When Barbie attends [[spoiler:Wanda's funeral, with Wanda being a transgender female, she leaves a comic book in Wanda's grave and crosses out her birth name Alvin with "tacky pink" lipstick, writing WANDA in big letters instead.]]



* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Dream kills Orpheus.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Dream kills Orpheus. He would have killed his grand-niece Rose, not knowing they were related, had not unity Kincaid interfered.]]


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** Gilbert also has this when Matthew tells him [[spoiler:Rose is the Vortex, since it means "Dream will have to kill her". He immediately goes to the Dreaming, turns himself in to Morpheus, and tries to bargain for Rose's life.]]
3rd Feb '17 5:32:25 AM Sunburst
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dream is most of the time completely oblivious to anyone but himself, so much so that he frequently deals disproportional retributions to whomever displeases him. Whereas he remains self-centered and stubborn after his imprisonment, [[CharacterDevelopment he improves markedly]], enough in fact to empathize with Calliope, Nada and Orpheus.
** For all his faults, Dream frowns upon slavery and talks Hob Gadling into pursuing another trade.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dream is most of the time completely oblivious to anyone but himself, so much so that he frequently deals disproportional retributions to whomever displeases him. him and coldly tells Lyta Hall that he will take her child. Whereas he remains self-centered and stubborn after his imprisonment, [[CharacterDevelopment he improves improves]] [[TookALevelInKindness markedly]], enough in fact to empathize with Calliope, Nada and Orpheus.
** For all his faults, Dream frowns upon slavery - even before his imprisonment - and talks Hob Gadling into pursuing another trade.


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* TookALevelInKindness: If one reads the story in chronological order, one will notice Dream is at first vindictive, selfish and excessively proud. After his imprisonment, however, he develops some empathy, enough in fact to call Hob Gadling a friend, rescue Calliope and Nada and [[spoiler: kill Orpheus]]. He is nonetheless very callous when he merely informs Lyta Hall that he will take her son. His fate is ultimately sealed by his incapability of changing further or changing back.
27th Jan '17 9:41:53 PM SinNanna
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* FatBastard: One of the serial killers in ''The Doll's House'' is a massively overweight pedophile who abducts children from amusement parks and is shown to be an extreme PsychopathicManchild. He later attempts to [[spoiler: rape Rose, seeing her as a little girl]].



* NewWeird

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* NewWeirdNewWeird: One of the defining examples in comic books.


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** Dream himself sometimes comes very close to this, with his frequently cruel actions and BlueAndOrangeMorality.
26th Jan '17 11:46:10 AM Sunburst
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* CharacterDevelopment: Dream becomes kinder and more empathetic to others after his imprisonment. Indeed, it is his desire to make amends is at the core of major plot points, such as rescuing Nada in ''Season of Mists'' and [[spoiler:killing Orpheus]] in ''Brief Lives''.


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** For all his faults, Dream frowns upon slavery and talks Hob Gadling into pursuing another trade.
26th Jan '17 11:25:44 AM Sunburst
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dream is most of the time completely oblivious to anyone but himself, so much so that he frequently deals disproportional retributions to whomever displeases him. Whereas he remains self-centered and stubborn after his imprisonment, [[CharacterDevelopment he improves markedly]], enough in fact to empathize with Calliope, Nada and Orpheus.
** Desire, despite being even more imature than Dream, has its [[PetTheDog moment]] when it gives Tiffany a coat [[spoiler:after Ishtar explodes the strip club]].
19th Jan '17 1:49:33 AM Juicehead_Baby
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** Averted by Loki's claim to the name '''Loki Sky-Walker'''--that's actually one of his many sobriquets in [[Myth/NorseMythology the original sagas]]. Although undoubtedly Gaiman threw it in for the double-meaning.

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** Averted by Loki's claim to the name '''Loki Sky-Walker'''--that's [[Franchise/StarWars Sky-Walker]]'''--that's actually one of his many sobriquets in [[Myth/NorseMythology the original sagas]]. Although undoubtedly Gaiman threw it in for the double-meaning.double-meaning.
*** He does take the name '''Luke''' while disguised as a human. It's also interesting to note how similar his facial features are drawn in ''The Kindly Ones'' to the DCAU incarnation of ComicBook/TheJoker, who is, of course, voiced by Creator/MarkHamill.
8th Jan '17 11:56:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''Rose:''' [[FreudWasRight You know, I read somewhere that if you dream about flying it's really about having sex.]]\\

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-->'''Rose:''' [[FreudWasRight You know, I read somewhere that if you dream about flying it's really about having sex.]]\\\\
7th Jan '17 3:47:52 PM nombretomado
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* HereWeGoAgain: Destruction's reaction to Newton discovering the principles of the refraction of light. First the scientific revolution, then the atom, and then, [[NuclearWar boom]]. He goes prodigal because he's sick of it, and doesn't want to watch the whole sequence play out '''again'''.

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* HereWeGoAgain: Destruction's reaction to Newton discovering the principles of the refraction of light. First the scientific revolution, then the atom, and then, [[NuclearWar [[NuclearOption boom]]. He goes prodigal because he's sick of it, and doesn't want to watch the whole sequence play out '''again'''.
5th Jan '17 9:11:47 AM Silverblade2
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* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Antagonist]]: Roderick Burgess. The first issue appears to set him up as the BigBad, or at least as a major antagonist. Then it turns out that the first issue spans ''70 freakin' years''. As Dream points out, patiently waiting a human lifetime is easy for the Endless, and even if he hadn't figured out how to escape, he could've simply waited for the building in which he was imprisoned to crumble to dust. By the time Dream gets free, Roderick has died of old age and his son Alex is a harmless, senile old man. Dream leaves Alex in a permanent nightmare and never sees him again. [[spoiler:He wakes up at the end of ''The Kindly Ones'' when Dream dies, as there was nothing keeping him in the nightmare. He even attends Dream's funeral and meets the new one, who doesn't seem to hold a grudge.]]

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* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Antagonist]]: DiscOneFinalBoss: Roderick Burgess. The first issue appears to set him up as the BigBad, or at least as a major antagonist. Then it turns out that the first issue spans ''70 freakin' years''. As Dream points out, patiently waiting a human lifetime is easy for the Endless, and even if he hadn't figured out how to escape, he could've simply waited for the building in which he was imprisoned to crumble to dust. By the time Dream gets free, Roderick has died of old age and his son Alex is a harmless, senile old man. Dream leaves Alex in a permanent nightmare and never sees him again. [[spoiler:He wakes up at the end of ''The Kindly Ones'' when Dream dies, as there was nothing keeping him in the nightmare. He even attends Dream's funeral and meets the new one, who doesn't seem to hold a grudge.]]



* FiveManBand
** The Endless
*** TheHero - Dream
*** TheLancer - Death
*** TheBigGuy - Despair
*** TheSmartGuy - Desire
*** TheChick - Delirium
*** TeamDad - Destiny
*** [[SixthRanger Seventh Ranger]] - Destruction
** Inhabitants of the Dreaming
*** TheHero - Dream
*** TheLancer[=/=]TheSmartGuy - Lucien
*** TheBigGuy - Merv Pumpkinhead
*** {{The Chick}}s - Cain and Abel
*** TeamPet - Matthew
*** TeamMom - Eve



* [[UndeathAlwaysEnds Immortality Always Ends]]: The whole point of ''Brief Lives'' seems to be that even if you're thousands, millions, or even ''trillions'' of years old, life still seems pretty damn short.

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* [[UndeathAlwaysEnds Immortality Always Ends]]: UndeathAlwaysEnds: The whole point of ''Brief Lives'' seems to be that even if you're thousands, millions, or even ''trillions'' of years old, life still seems pretty damn short.



* MagpiesAsPortents

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* %%* MagpiesAsPortents



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastard/Bitch]]: Desire, of course, is the personification of this trope in a lot of ways.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastard/Bitch]]: ManipulativeBastard: Desire, of course, is the personification of this trope in a lot of ways.
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