History Film / TheDarkCrystal

28th May '16 12:27:21 AM Doug86
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** Aughra too. [[AllInTheManual She was born from the need for rocks and trees for an eye to see the world]].

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** Aughra too. [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual She was born from the need for rocks and trees for an eye to see the world]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: Selfishness is probably the core character trait of each individual Skeksis. [[AllInTheManual The accompanying material]] says that although they hate each other as much as they hate Gelflings, they need each other to maintain their hold over Thra; the minimum number of them to maintain the balance being ten. It's probably the only reason they don't kill each other off completely. WordOfGod says it's also why [=UrSu=], the leader and wisest of the urRu [[HeroicSacrifice chose to die]] -- to unbalance the Skeksis by taking [=SkekSo=] [[TakingYouWithMe with him]].

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Selfishness is probably the core character trait of each individual Skeksis. [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual The accompanying material]] says that although they hate each other as much as they hate Gelflings, they need each other to maintain their hold over Thra; the minimum number of them to maintain the balance being ten. It's probably the only reason they don't kill each other off completely. WordOfGod says it's also why [=UrSu=], the leader and wisest of the urRu [[HeroicSacrifice chose to die]] -- to unbalance the Skeksis by taking [=SkekSo=] [[TakingYouWithMe with him]].
16th May '16 8:09:39 AM JoieDeCombat
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Kira, with her animal-related abilities and sweetness.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Kira, with her animal-related FriendToAllLivingThings abilities and sweetness.generally sweet nature.
16th May '16 8:05:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* MagicalIncantation: [[spoiler: The [=urSkeks=] chant one to bring Kira back to life.]]
16th May '16 8:02:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* LoadBearingBoss: An enormous subversion; [[spoiler:Once the shard is rejoined with the Dark Crystal, the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness castle]] appears to fall apart inside and out in great chunks of stone and mortar. Actually the stone and mortar is merely a thousand years of accumulated filth and grime which is disintegrated by the power of the pure crystal, leaving a [[MageTower pristine castle of pure cut diamond]] as it originally was]].

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* LoadBearingBoss: An enormous subversion; [[spoiler:Once the shard is rejoined with the Dark Crystal, the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness castle]] appears to fall apart inside and out in great chunks of stone and mortar. Actually the stone and mortar is merely a thousand years of accumulated filth and grime which is disintegrated by the power of the pure crystal, leaving a [[MageTower pristine castle of pure cut diamond]] as it originally was]].was. Fortunately, the zombified Podlings were restored too.]]
28th Feb '16 8:49:51 AM _____________
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* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: The [[spoiler:urSkeks]] do this at the end of the film.

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* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The [[spoiler:urSkeks]] do this at the end of the film.
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:
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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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* 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]]).
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