History Comicbook / TheSandman

2nd May '17 3:02:33 PM SorPepita
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''The Sandman'' is a ComicBook series (later collected in a series of graphic novels) by Creator/NeilGaiman, chronicling the story of the King of Dreams and his family of fantastic AnthropomorphicPersonification[=s=] of cosmic powers. Described as "A story about stories," ''The Sandman'' was a comic series that could tell any tale, in any time period, in any style or setting. Historical figures were common, as were allusions and homages to many classic works such as the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The series lasted for 75 issues, from January, 1989 to March, 1996. A {{prequel}} mini-series, ''ComicBook/TheSandmanOverture'', was released in 2013, the original series' 25th anniversary and was written by Gaiman with art by Creator/JHWilliamsIII.

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''The Sandman'' is a ComicBook series (later collected in a series of graphic novels) by Creator/NeilGaiman, chronicling the story of the King of Dreams and his family of fantastic AnthropomorphicPersonification[=s=] of cosmic powers. Described as "A story about stories," ''The Sandman'' was a comic series that could tell any tale, in any time period, in any style or setting. Historical figures were common, as were allusions and homages to many classic works such as the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The series lasted for 75 issues, from January, 1989 to March, 1996. A {{prequel}} mini-series, ''ComicBook/TheSandmanOverture'', was released in 2013, the original series' 25th anniversary and was written by Gaiman with art by Creator/JHWilliamsIII.
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28th Apr '17 8:43:10 AM SinNanna
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** At one point in ''The Doll's House'', a poster for Music/TheCure can be seen on the wall.
** During the chapter in ''Season of Mists'' set in the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors, one character mentions "[[Music/TheWall the happiest days of our lives]]".
15th Mar '17 6:21:32 PM Willbyr
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft places" are spots where reality is weak leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).

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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft "Soft places" are spots where reality is weak weak, leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, travel and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).
15th Mar '17 7:30:03 AM morenohijazo
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft places" are spots where reality is weak leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).
13th Mar '17 9:05:26 PM C2
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** In human form, Death as Deedee appears at this to Sexton. He doesn't buy it, until he's threatened by Mad Hettie to find Hettie's heart.

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** In human form, Death as Deedee Didi appears at this to Sexton. He doesn't buy it, until he's threatened by Mad Hettie to find Hettie's heart.
13th Mar '17 3:37:28 PM morenohijazo
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* EssentialMadness: A story has Delirium in a foul mood, having hidden herself away in her realm and cut off all access. In order to get to her, Dream recruits several mentally ill people, as only their flexible interpretations of reality would allow them to navigate Delirium's home unscathed.
11th Mar '17 3:15:54 PM Epicazeroth
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthromorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthromorphic {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?
11th Mar '17 3:15:01 PM Epicazeroth
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{AnthromorphicPersonification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{AnthromorphicPersonification}}s {{Anthromorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?
11th Mar '17 3:14:29 PM Epicazeroth
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet Anthromorphic Personifications of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet Anthromorphic Personifications {{AnthromorphicPersonification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?
11th Mar '17 10:06:40 AM Jayalaw
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* AllAbusersAreMale: Subverted; Foxglove's ex Judy was abusive towards Foxglove, then named Donna, which caused their breakup. Foxglove has mixed feelings on hearing that [[spoiler:Judy died]].



* LoveCannotOvercome: Calliope left Dream because while they had a happy marriage, she's upset with how she treated their son Orpheus. This is detailed in ''World's End'': the myth of Orpheus played out, OrpheanRescue and call, which left his son's head intact and immortal. Dream then decided to set his son's head on an island, with human guardians.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Delirium is a particularly savage {{Deconstruction}} of one.

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** In human form, Death as Deedee appears at this to Sexton. He doesn't buy it, until he's threatened by Mad Hettie to find Hettie's heart.


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* MercyLead: Thessaly calmly tells Lyta that she has a few hours to shower, get dressed, and GetOut before a lot of creatures come after Lyta, including her, for [[spoiler:killing Dream]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler:Thessaly is only protecting her to honor a debt to the Kindly Ones, and as she tells Morpheus she wouldn't have done it out of spite.]]


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Foxglove is disgusted with herself for cheating on Hazel with a random girl. Hazel forgives her on finding out, since [[spoiler:Foxglove came to Death's realm to rescue her and Alvie.]]
** Lyta becomes horrified on learning that thanks to her actions [[spoiler: Daniel has become the new Dream and has lost her forever, the Dream Realm has suffered a massacre, and dozens of magical beings are after her. She's pretty subdued on attending Dream's wake and reuniting with Daniel]]


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* Richard Madoc when he arrives home and finds a strange man sitting on his couch. The man, who happens to be Dream, also knows that Madoc has a captive Calliope.
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