History Literature / AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves

7th Nov '17 10:28:11 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: The chief bandit of the 40 Thieves.
1st Nov '17 9:02:47 PM Chariset
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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich, but his brother Kasim, a greedy merchant, discovers this new wealth and demands to know the secret of the cave. Unfortunately, once inside he forgets the magic password to open the door, and subsequently he is discovered by the robbers and killed. They cut his body into quarters and hang it up at the entrance to the cave. Ali Baba finds his brother's body, and buries him, doing what he can to disguise the cause of death, but the robbers realize that someone else has discovered their hiding place. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and kill him are repeatedly foiled by a clever slave-girl named Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Kassim's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's widow, and the family lives happily ever after.

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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich, but his brother Kasim, a greedy merchant, discovers this new wealth and demands to know the secret of the cave. Unfortunately, once inside he forgets the magic password to open the door, and subsequently he is discovered by the robbers and killed. They cut his body into quarters and hang it up at the entrance to the cave. Ali Baba finds his brother's body, and buries him, doing what he can to disguise the cause of death, but the robbers realize that someone else has discovered their hiding place. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and kill him are repeatedly foiled by a clever slave-girl named Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Kassim's son, Ali Baba marries makes Kasim's widow, widow his second wife, and the family lives happily ever after.



* ActionGirl: Morgiana is a borderline case. She personally kills 38 of the 40 thieves, including their chief.
* AssholeVictim: In some versions Kassim bullies or blackmails Ali Baba into revealing the secret of the cave.
* BlindfoldedTrip: Morgiana does this with Baba Mustafa the tailor, leading him to Kasim's house so Mustafa can stitch Kasim's body back together. This precaution fails when the bandits arrive to seek Ali Baba -- on three separate trips the blindfolded Mustafa successfully uses muscle memory to lead the bandits to Kasim's house, where Ali Baba is now living.

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* ActionGirl: Morgiana is a borderline case. She personally kills 38 of the 40 thieves, including their chief.
and her last kill is up close and personal, with a knife.
* AssholeVictim: In some versions Kassim bullies or blackmails Ali Baba into revealing the secret of the cave.
cave. You don't feel to sorry for him when he meets his fate.
* BlindfoldedTrip: Morgiana does this with Baba Mustafa the tailor, leading him to Kasim's house so Mustafa can stitch Kasim's body back together. This precaution fails when the bandits arrive to seek Ali Baba -- on three separate trips the blindfolded Mustafa successfully uses muscle memory retraces his steps to lead the bandits to Kasim's house, where Ali Baba is now living.



* OpenSesame: TropeNamer. Also requires a "Shut Sesame" upon leaving the cave.
* SacredHospitality: A dinner guest at Ali Baba's house says that he is unable to eat anything with salt in; his excuse is a dietary restriction, but actually he's the bandit chief, come in disguise to kill Ali Baba, and if he eats salt while he's a guest, he has "shared salt" with his host and is bound by the laws of hospitality. Clever Morgiana quickly figures out that this man is up to no good.

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* OpenSesame: The TropeNamer. Also requires a "Shut Sesame" upon leaving the cave.
* SacredHospitality: A dinner guest at Ali Baba's house says that he is unable to eat anything with salt in; salt; his excuse is a dietary restriction, but actually he's the bandit chief, come in disguise to kill Ali Baba, and if he eats salt while he's a guest, he has "shared salt" with his host and is bound by the laws of hospitality. Clever Morgiana quickly figures out that this man is up to no good.



* SpannerInTheWorks: Ali Baba's cover is blown when Baba Mustafa, the tailor, brags to a stranger that he is so skilled he can sew a human body back together.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Ali Baba's cover is blown when Baba Mustafa, the tailor, brags to a stranger that he is so skilled he can sew a human body back together. Later, Kassim's son unwittingly brings the bandit chief into Ali Baba's home.



* WomenAreWiser: Kassim's wife discovers Ali Baba's new treasure; Morgiana foils all of the thieves' attempts to harm him. Meanwhile, Ali Baba never once realizes his life is in danger until she tells him what happened.

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* WomenAreWiser: Kassim's wife discovers Ali Baba's new treasure; Morgiana foils all of the thieves' attempts to harm him. Meanwhile, Kassim forgets how to exit the cave, and Ali Baba never once realizes his life is in danger until she tells him what happened.Morgiana's already saved him.
31st Oct '17 10:07:37 PM Chariset
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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich, but his brother Kasim, a greedy merchant, discovers this new wealth and demands to know the secret of the cave. Unfortunately, once inside he forgets the magic password to open the door, and subsequently he is discovered by the robbers and killed. They cut his body into quarters and hang it up at the entrance to the cave. Ali Baba finds his brother's body, and buries him, doing what he can to disguise the cause of death, but the robbers realize that someone else has discovered their hiding place. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and kill him are repeatedly foiled by Kassim's clever slave-girl Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's widow, and the family lives happily ever after.

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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich, but his brother Kasim, a greedy merchant, discovers this new wealth and demands to know the secret of the cave. Unfortunately, once inside he forgets the magic password to open the door, and subsequently he is discovered by the robbers and killed. They cut his body into quarters and hang it up at the entrance to the cave. Ali Baba finds his brother's body, and buries him, doing what he can to disguise the cause of death, but the robbers realize that someone else has discovered their hiding place. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and kill him are repeatedly foiled by Kassim's a clever slave-girl named Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's Kassim's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's widow, and the family lives happily ever after.



* ActionGirl: Morgiana is a borderline case. She personally kills 38 of the 40 thieves, including their chief.
* AssholeVictim: In some versions Kassim bullies or blackmails Ali Baba into revealing the secret of the cave.



* DecoyProtagonist: Ali Baba is the protagonist at first, but he pretty much stops being such after he recovers Kasim's body; at that point, the role is taken over by Morgiana, with Ali Baba now a supporting character.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ali Baba is the protagonist at first, but he pretty much stops being such after he recovers Kasim's body; at that point, the role is taken over by story belongs to Morgiana, with Ali Baba now a supporting character.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In order to infiltrate Ali-Baba's house the chief bandit poses as an oil merchant and hides his men in large oil jars. (One of the jars actually does contain oil, to keep up the ruse). Morgiana heats the oil to boiling and kills the hidden bandits with it.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In order to infiltrate Ali-Baba's house the chief bandit poses as an oil merchant and hides his men in large oil jars. (One of the jars actually does contain oil, to keep up the ruse). When Morgiana heats discovers the hiding bandits, she dispatches them all by heating the oil to boiling and kills the hidden bandits with it.pouring it over them.



* StandardHeroReward: Ali Baba marries his son to Morgiana as a reward for her heroism.

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* StandardHeroReward: Ali Baba marries his son nephew to Morgiana as a reward for her heroism.


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* WomenAreWiser: Kassim's wife discovers Ali Baba's new treasure; Morgiana foils all of the thieves' attempts to harm him. Meanwhile, Ali Baba never once realizes his life is in danger until she tells him what happened.
31st Oct '17 9:28:10 PM Chariset
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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich. His brother Kasim, a wealthy merchant, finds out Ali Baba suddenly had money, and learns how to get to the cave. Kasim is discovered by the robbers when he forgets the magic word to open the door, and is killed and his body cut into quarters and hung up at the entrance to the cave to warn others. Ali Baba comes to the cave, finds his brother's body, and retrieves it. The robbers discover the body is missing and come in search of whoever removed it. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and then to kill him are repeatedly foiled by the clever slave-girl Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's wife, and the family lives happily ever after.

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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich. His rich, but his brother Kasim, a wealthy greedy merchant, finds out Ali Baba suddenly had money, discovers this new wealth and learns how demands to get to know the secret of the cave. Kasim Unfortunately, once inside he forgets the magic password to open the door, and subsequently he is discovered by the robbers when he forgets the magic word to open the door, and is killed and killed. They cut his body cut into quarters and hung hang it up at the entrance to the cave to warn others. cave. Ali Baba comes to the cave, finds his brother's body, and retrieves it. The buries him, doing what he can to disguise the cause of death, but the robbers discover the body is missing and come in search of whoever removed it. realize that someone else has discovered their hiding place. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and then to kill him are repeatedly foiled by the Kassim's clever slave-girl Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's wife, widow, and the family lives happily ever after.
30th Jul '17 8:01:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SlaveLiberation: Ali Baba frees Morgiana after she saves his life multiple times.
21st Apr '17 2:11:12 PM PhoenixAvalon
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2nd Dec '16 10:54:25 PM Xtifr
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'''"Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"''' is a story from the ''Literature/ArabianNights''.

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'''"Ali "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"''' Thieves" is a story from the ''Literature/ArabianNights''.
26th Jul '16 12:22:11 AM Chabal2
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: At first, this is the reason why the Bandit Chief devotes so much time to finding and killing Ali Baba, to keep the location of his horde a secret. (When all his men are dead, however, it becomes a matter of self-preservation.)

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: At first, this is the reason why the Bandit Chief devotes so much time to finding and killing Ali Baba, to keep the location of his horde hoard a secret. (When all his men are dead, however, it becomes a matter of self-preservation.)



* StupidEvil: The Forty Thieves are obsessed with finding Ali Baba to silence him, and just don't know when to quit. They spend a fortune to find the place (as the tailor gets smart and charges a larger fee each time) two of them are killed by the leader for messing up, and when they finally ''do'' find his house, ''all'' of them but the leader are killed in the attempt. But the leader ''still'' doesn't give up, and his final attempt gets ''himself'' killed. Relocating and setting up shop elsewhere may have been the smart thing, but they clearly lacked smarts.

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* StupidEvil: The Forty Thieves are obsessed with finding Ali Baba to silence him, and just don't know when to quit. They spend a fortune to find the place (as the tailor gets smart and charges a larger fee each time) two of them are killed by the leader for messing up, and when they finally ''do'' find his house, ''all'' of them but the leader are killed in the attempt. But the leader ''still'' doesn't give up, and his final attempt gets ''himself'' ''him'' killed. Relocating and setting up shop elsewhere may have been the smart thing, but they clearly lacked smarts.
12th Jun '16 1:31:42 AM gallium
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[[caption-width-right:350:Kasim is stumped.]]



Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich. His brother Kasim, a wealthy merchant, finds out Ali Baba suddenly had money, and learns how to get to the cave. Cassim is discovered by the robbers when he forgets the magic word to open the door, and is killed and his body cut into quarters and hung up at the entrance to the cave to warn others. Ali Baba comes to the cave, finds his brother's body, and retrieves it. The robbers discover the body is missing and come in search of whoever removed it. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and then to kill him are repeatedly foiled by the clever slave-girl Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's wife, and the family lives happily ever after.

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Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, stumbles on the treasure cave of a band of robbers, which is magically sealed and must be opened by speaking the words "Open Sesame". He takes some of the treasure from the cave and becomes rich. His brother Kasim, a wealthy merchant, finds out Ali Baba suddenly had money, and learns how to get to the cave. Cassim Kasim is discovered by the robbers when he forgets the magic word to open the door, and is killed and his body cut into quarters and hung up at the entrance to the cave to warn others. Ali Baba comes to the cave, finds his brother's body, and retrieves it. The robbers discover the body is missing and come in search of whoever removed it. Their attempts to identify Ali Baba and then to kill him are repeatedly foiled by the clever slave-girl Morgiana, and all the thieves wind up dead. Morgiana marries Ali Baba's son, Ali Baba marries Kasim's wife, and the family lives happily ever after.


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6th Jun '16 5:07:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* StupidEvil: The Forty Thieves are obsessed with finding Ali Baba to silence him, and just don't know when to quit. They spend a fortune to find the place (as the tailor gets smart and charges a larger fee each time) two of them are killed by the leader for messing up, and when they finally ''do'' find his house, ''all'' of them but the leader are killed in the attempt. But the leader ''still'' doesn't give up, and his final attempt gets ''himself'' killed. Relocating and setting up shop elsewhere may have been the smart thing, but they clearly lacked smarts.
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