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14th Nov '15 10:44:51 AM Tuckerscreator
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* Why didn't Ella or anyone else just think to tell her something like, "Stop following orders and doing whatever someone tells you!"?
14th Nov '15 10:16:16 AM whisperstar13
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* Why didn't Ella or anyone else just think to tell her something like, "Stop following orders and doing whatever someone tells you!"?
20th Apr '15 10:24:12 AM thistledown
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****Also, if new orders cancel old orders, the stressful order at the climax could have easily been avoided - [[spoiler: Instead of having the elf chain you to a tree, just have him order her to stay home all night.]] When one considers all the loopholes available... yeah, just don't think too hard on things.
11th Sep '14 5:32:02 PM Fireblood
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* There just one thing in the movie that makes me scream and pull my hair out: In the long run Prince Char doesn't question anything [[spoiler: when Ella is thrown to the dungeon, accused from attempted murder for the prince's life (because his evil uncle ordered her to do so)]] Sure, he doesn't believe it first, but it only takes few words from his uncle to persuade him not to pay a visit to Ella so she could tell the truth and the prince then drops the subject and silently agrees with him and believes his lies. This is mind-boggling, because he knows very well that Ella has been cursed to obey every order she receives, and he didn't stop for a second and think that anyone could exploit that and use her as a tool and a scrapegoat. And not to mention, why didn't he see that something was horribly wrong [[spoiler: when Ella first tries to run away from him while trying not to obey the order and later begs his forgiveness and pleads him to order her go away when it doesn't work.]] Did this guy swallow an IdiotBall or what?

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* There just one thing in the movie that makes me scream and pull my hair out: In the long run Prince Char doesn't question anything [[spoiler: when Ella is thrown to the dungeon, accused from of his attempted murder for the prince's life (because his evil uncle ordered her to do so)]] so)]]. Sure, he doesn't believe it first, but it only takes few words from his uncle to persuade him not to pay a visit to Ella so she could tell the truth and the prince then drops the subject and silently agrees with him and believes his lies. This is mind-boggling, because he knows very well that Ella has been cursed to obey every order she receives, and he didn't stop for a second and think that anyone could exploit that and use her as a tool and a scrapegoat. scapegoat. And not to mention, why didn't he see that something was horribly wrong [[spoiler: when Ella first tries to run away from him while trying not to obey the order and later begs his forgiveness and pleads with him to order her go away when it doesn't work.]] work?]] Did this guy swallow an IdiotBall or what?



* So she has to obey every order she's given, right? It's been a while, but does she have to obey commands left in note form, or does she have to hear them? Because if she doesn't ''know'' she's being given an order/ doesn't hear it, she can't obey (can she? Again, it's been a few years and I was half delirious with a fever) so why doesn't the girl invest in some good earplugs? wax? Ask Lucinda to make her deaf? Yeah, it would suck, but better to be deaf than to be a slave to everyone, right? Or... Leave home and build up the illision that she's deaf, so that eventually everyone in town assumes she is and stops talking to her, instead using writing and/or hand signals? Ella's good at languages, she could pick up whatever it is deaf people in Kieria use.

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* So she has to obey every order she's given, right? It's been a while, but does she have to obey commands left in note form, or does she have to hear them? Because if she doesn't ''know'' she's being given an order/ doesn't hear it, she can't obey (can she? Again, it's been a few years and I was half delirious with a fever) so why doesn't the girl invest in some good earplugs? wax? Ask Lucinda to make her deaf? Yeah, it would suck, but better to be deaf than to be a slave to everyone, right? Or... Leave home and build up the illision illusion that she's deaf, so that eventually everyone in town assumes she is and stops talking to her, instead using writing and/or hand signals? Ella's good at languages, she could pick up whatever it is deaf people in Kieria use.
4th Nov '12 10:09:05 PM Tuckerscreator
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\n** "Ella, invent a cure for cancer!"

22nd Sep '12 2:40:18 PM StarryEyed
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**New orders cancel previous, conflicting orders. So yes, if someone directly ordered Ella to tell them why she always obeyed, Ella would tell them about the curse, and it would be impossible for Mandy or anyone else to protect Ella by trying to preempt future commands.
22nd Sep '12 2:35:01 PM StarryEyed
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***In the book, it's shown that being ordered to do something doesn't automatically make Ella able to do it. She has to work ''really'' hard to be able to obey all her finishing school orders. Later, when the parrot keeps ordering her to kiss him, but flies away from her, she isn't actually able to ever kiss the parrot, but is free from her curse-symptoms as long as she ''tries'' to do it.
3rd Aug '12 9:02:56 AM RedFoal
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** In the book, Maddy initially had to pretend to act harsh towards Ella for fear of Dame Olga throwing her out, leaving her unable to help Ella. So, Mandy might be worried doing that would expose her.
2nd Mar '12 10:32:33 AM AnnaMorgause
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**** Maybe Mandy didn't know that the curse could make Ella defy laws of physics and magic. In the movie (but definitely not in the book) she seems really inept. If it were in the book, Ella would probably have just fallen on the ground in that position.
2nd Mar '12 5:20:03 AM Meneth
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*** In the movie, when given an order to "Freeze", she defies gravity in order to do so. Makes one wonder why she was never given an order to save her ill mother.
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