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19th May '16 7:38:26 AM Gravidef
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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted. Miss Spink and Miss Forcible provide some genuine help to Coraline, while Mr. Bobo sends her a message that warns of danger. They ultimately ''can't'' help her defeat the Other Mother--only Coraline can willingly pass between the worlds--but they do what they can from their end to aid her.



* AllYourPowersCombined: When Coraline is fleeing the Other World for the final time, she struggles to close the door, and calls upon [[spoiler: the ghost children--who she's saved by now--and her parents to help her; they're able to channel strength to her to seal the passage]].



** The well

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** The wellwell.
** The self-bored stone, which proves essential for finding the Ghost Children's souls.



* EurekaMoment: While Coraline is looking for the third ghost child's soul, she realizes that the Other Mother can't actually create anything--she can generate illusions and facsimiles of things in the real world, but they're just copies...which makes Coraline ask herself: [[spoiler: what's the point of that snow globe on the mantel?]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: What happened to the ghost children, and what would happen to Coraline.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: What happened to the ghost children, and what would happen to Coraline.Coraline--the Other Mother fed on their love until she was sated, then locked them away in the dark. They're NotQuiteDead, referring to themselves as dried husks, and can't move on to the next life until someone saves their souls.



** The Other World itself begins to suffer this as Coraline finds each of the Ghost Children's souls--as the Other Mother grows angrier and starts losing her hold on the place, it fades and flattens into something resembling a children's drawing, with no depth or color.



* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The self-bored stone, courtesy of the Misses. They're good for bad things...or was it lost things? Anyway, it [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest might help...]]

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* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The self-bored stone, courtesy of the Misses. They're good for bad things...or was it lost things? things, sometimes... Anyway, it [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest might help...]]


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* PsychicPowers: Miss Spink and Miss Forcible have mild psychic ability: they accurately read tea leaves to tell Coraline's future, and Miss Spink gives Coraline a self-bored stone, sensing that girl might need it soon.
** There's also Mr. Bobo's mice, who send Coraline a cryptic warning "not to go through the door"; Mr. Bobo himself can communicate with the mice.


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* VaguenessIsComing: Lampshaded. When Miss Spink and Miss Forcible read Coraline's tea leaves for the first time, they warn her that she's in serious danger. She asks what that danger is, and they explain that they can't tell--the leaves are good for ''general'' predictions, but don't reveal anything about specifics.
30th Mar '16 8:42:33 PM Clown-Face
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* AllPowerfulBystander: The Other Mother.
15th Nov '15 9:07:29 AM Yahya
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** Not to mention some of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything creepy vibes]] the Other Mother gives off toward Coraline. The song by Azam Ali, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFgapoPmQI ''The Cold Black Key'']], inspired by the story, actually seems to play up this side of their relationship. ''She courts you now...'''

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** Not to mention some of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything creepy vibes]] the Other Mother gives off toward Coraline. The song by Azam Ali, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFgapoPmQI ''The Cold Black Key'']], inspired by the story, actually seems to play up this side of their relationship. ''She courts you now...'''''
15th Nov '15 9:06:52 AM Yahya
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** Not to mention some of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything creepy vibes]] the Other Mother gives off toward Coraline.

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** Not to mention some of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything creepy vibes]] the Other Mother gives off toward Coraline. The song by Azam Ali, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFgapoPmQI ''The Cold Black Key'']], inspired by the story, actually seems to play up this side of their relationship. ''She courts you now...'''
10th Nov '15 7:42:23 PM Berrenta
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* CharacterTitle: Coraline, starring Coraline.


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* ProtagonistTitle: Coraline, starring Coraline.
29th Oct '15 4:12:37 PM dsneybuf
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->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o What is there to be frightened of, about buttons?]]''\\
-- '''Creator/NeilGaiman'''

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->''[[http://www.->''What is there to be frightened of, about buttons?''\\
-- '''Creator/NeilGaiman''', "[[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o What is there to be frightened of, about buttons?]]''\\
-- '''Creator/NeilGaiman'''
Koumpounophobia]]"
16th Sep '15 9:57:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* VampireInvitation: Children can't have buttons sewn into their eyes unless they agree to it.
29th Jun '15 7:41:46 AM Ximei
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* {{Matricide}}: Played with. The Other Mother has put her Mother to the grave, "And when I caught her trying to crawl out, I put her back in". So the Mother of Other Mother isn't perhaps dead, by for all intents and purposes, she is.

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* {{Matricide}}: Played with. The Other Mother has put her Mother to the grave, "And when I caught her trying to crawl out, I put her back in". So the Mother of Other Mother perhaps isn't perhaps dead, by for all intents and purposes, she is.
29th Jun '15 7:41:15 AM Ximei
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* {{Matricide}}: Played with. The Other Mother has put her Mother to the grave, "And when she tries to get out, I put her back in". So the Mother of Other Mother isn't exactly dead, by for all intents and purposes, she is.

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* {{Matricide}}: Played with. The Other Mother has put her Mother to the grave, "And when she tries I caught her trying to get crawl out, I put her back in". So the Mother of Other Mother isn't exactly perhaps dead, by for all intents and purposes, she is.
3rd May '15 5:29:03 PM Smurfton
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** That stone-with-a-hole-in-it? That's a self-bored stone, which according to CelticMythology tradition would allow you to see through faerie illusions.

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** That stone-with-a-hole-in-it? That's a self-bored stone, which according to CelticMythology Myth/CelticMythology tradition would allow you to see through faerie illusions.
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