History Film / TheDarkCrystal

13th Jan '16 1:32:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* WorldHalfFull: By the ending. Sure, the Crystal is healed, the [=urSkeks=] are restored and the land becomes green and good again, but the Gelfling race is still all but extinct with seemingly [[AdamAndEvePlot only two left]], not to mention the decimation of the Podling race. There's a feeling that while things are much better, they aren't as good as the time before all the strife began.
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* WorldHalfFull: By the ending. Sure, the Crystal is healed, the [=urSkeks=] are restored and the land becomes green and good again, but the Gelfling race is still all but extinct with seemingly [[AdamAndEvePlot only two left]], not to mention the decimation of the Podling race.race[[note]]Well, not really, since there are shots of the zombie Podlings being restored by the healing of the Crystal[[/note]]. There's a feeling that while things are much better, they aren't as good as the time before all the strife began.
13th Jan '16 1:31:26 PM AnotherGuy
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--->"I hate your whimpering!"
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--->"I hate your whimpering!"whimpering!"[[note]]The Chamberlain then decides to ''intensify'' the whimpering to piss him off.[[/note]]
13th Jan '16 1:23:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* DissonantSerenity: The [=UrRu=]. When the Chancellor's hand is stabbed, his counterpart says unemotionally, "My hand," when a deep gash appears in it. When one of them are consumed by fire, the others glance but continue on unemotionally.
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* DissonantSerenity: DissonantSerenity: ** The [=UrRu=]. When the Chancellor's hand is stabbed, his counterpart says unemotionally, "My hand," when a deep gash appears in it. When one of them are consumed by fire, the others glance but continue on unemotionally.unemotionally. ** Jen himself when the castle is crumbling. He doesn't care about the danger of it coming down on him; he merely sits with Kira's corpse and mourns.
9th Dec '15 5:15:49 PM MadCat221
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* MergerOfSouls: The wise Mystics and the wicked Skeksis were created when the Dark Crystal shattered. They were two halves of the souls of the creatures which shattered the crystal, and a death of a Mystic also kills their Skeksis counterpart, and vice versa. [[spoiler:In the climax of the film, the crystal is mended by the hero Jen, and the two races are made one once more]].
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* MergerOfSouls: The wise Mystics and the wicked Skeksis were created when the Dark Crystal shattered. They were two halves of the souls of the creatures which shattered UrSkeks, powerful immortal beings who sought to purify themselves of evil but instead [[NiceJobBreakingItHero divided themselves]] into two halves: the crystal, Mystics and a death of a Mystic also kills their Skeksis counterpart, and vice versa.the Skeksis. [[spoiler:In the climax of the film, the crystal is mended by the hero Jen, and the two races are made one once more]].
7th Nov '15 4:43:35 PM ryanasaurus0077
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Deletable on the sole basis of the word "arguably"? Hardly.
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* TheLoad: Jen. He rivals the PumaMan as a hero who accomplishes almost nothing. ** Though this makes it [[TropesAreNotBad easier to identify with him for young children]] ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids who shouldn't be watching this,]] but yeah.) ** Also justified, since he was raised in a rather sheltered environment, by very gentle and passive minded beings, and wasn't taught much in the way of survival skills (instead receiving education in things like writing and music, which however [[ChekhovsSkill does prove useful in the course of the story]]).
21st Oct '15 9:50:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheLoad: Arguably, Jen. He rivals the PumaMan as a hero who accomplishes almost nothing. ** Though this makes it [[TropesAreNotBad easier to identify with him for young children]] ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids who shouldn't be watching this,]] but yeah.) ** Also justified, since he was raised in a rather sheltered environment, by very gentle and passive minded beings, and wasn't taught much in the way of survival skills (instead receiving education in things like writing and music, which however [[ChekhovsSkill does prove useful in the course of the story]]).
27th Sep '15 7:21:31 PM DrSlide
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* NoOntologicalInertia: If a Skeksis dies, a corresponding mystic dies, and vice versa.
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* NoOntologicalInertia: If a Skeksis dies, a dies or is wounded, the corresponding mystic dies, Mystic suffers identically, and vice versa.
27th Sep '15 11:10:40 AM DrSlide
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played with. The protagonists, the Gelflings, are obviously intended to be attractive, despite any UncannyValley that may be invoked by looking at them. The pure urRu are made to look noble and sagacious, and when they die, they fade into sparkles. The Skeksis, on the other hand, are clearly intended to look twisted, deformed and vulture-like, which is made even worse by their advanced age. Aughra, however, is quite hideous and warty, yet proves to be a helpful character. A bit of background checking shows that in the grand scheme of things, she's actually supposed to be TrueNeutral, and not one to take sides. It gets really confusing with the Podlings, who are supposed to be a good, CloserToEarth race, yet somehow they wound up looking UglyCute at the same time. Brian Froud did admit that he toned down their appearance from the earliest incarnations, because those were far too grotesque and potato-like.
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played with. The protagonists, the Gelflings, are obviously intended to be attractive, despite any UncannyValley that may be invoked by looking at them. The pure urRu are made to look noble and sagacious, and when they die, they fade into sparkles. The Skeksis, on the other hand, are clearly intended to look twisted, deformed and vulture-like, which is made even worse by their advanced age.age and the fact that the Emperor's body crumbles to pieces within seconds after his death. Aughra, however, is quite hideous and warty, yet proves to be a helpful character. A bit of background checking shows that in the grand scheme of things, she's actually supposed to be TrueNeutral, and not one to take sides. It gets really confusing with the Podlings, who are supposed to be a good, CloserToEarth race, yet somehow they wound up looking UglyCute at the same time. Brian Froud did admit that he toned down their appearance from the earliest incarnations, because those were far too grotesque and potato-like.
26th Jul '15 1:02:19 PM LeeM
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* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlane]]: The [[spoiler:urSkeks]] do this at the end of the film.
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* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlane]]: [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: The [[spoiler:urSkeks]] do this at the end of the film.
26th Jul '15 1:01:01 PM LeeM
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* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlane]]: The [[spoiler:urSkeks]] do this at the end of the film.
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