History Literature / Deerskin

12th Nov '15 7:03:21 PM nombretomado
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''Deerskin'' is a novel by Britain-based author RobinMcKinley. It's a {{Grimmification}} of the Perrault fairy tale ''Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}'', in which a king, who had been married to the most beautiful woman in the world (or in the book, the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms) promises his dying wife he will not remarry any woman who isn't as beautiful as she was. Of course through the years he never finds one, until their only child, a daughter, grows up to be the spitting image of her mother and thus draws her [[ParentalIncest father's... attention.]]
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''Deerskin'' is a novel by Britain-based author RobinMcKinley.Creator/RobinMcKinley. It's a {{Grimmification}} of the Perrault fairy tale ''Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}'', in which a king, who had been married to the most beautiful woman in the world (or in the book, the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms) promises his dying wife he will not remarry any woman who isn't as beautiful as she was. Of course through the years he never finds one, until their only child, a daughter, grows up to be the spitting image of her mother and thus draws her [[ParentalIncest father's... attention.]]
4th Sep '15 9:31:41 PM WillBGood
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maybe this image should be resized?
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18th Nov '14 8:20:27 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: There's a reference to the dragon Maur, from the author's TheHeroAndTheCrown. Possibly a ContinuityNod, though there's no other sign that the two books share any continuity.
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* ShoutOut: There's a reference to the dragon Maur, from the author's TheHeroAndTheCrown.''Literature/TheHeroAndTheCrown''. Possibly a ContinuityNod, though there's no other sign that the two books share any continuity.
13th Sep '13 12:47:46 AM Scabbard
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* ChekhovsGunman, averted, a character is very curious about Lissar, thinks that the she reminds him of someone, shows that he might really have met her in her previous (now secret) identity. He then promises not to tell anyone and points out his address very carefully and promises to help if Lissar ever needs him... and is never heard from again.
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* ChekhovsGunman, averted, Averted, a character is very curious about Lissar, thinks that the she reminds him of someone, shows that he might really have met her in her previous (now secret) identity. He then promises not to tell anyone and points out his address very carefully and promises to help if Lissar ever needs him... and is never heard from again.
8th Aug '13 11:18:22 AM Greenygal
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* WeddingDeadline: When Lissar discovers that her father is marrying Ossin's sister Camilla, she races to stop the ceremony before the vows can be said.
31st Jul '13 11:51:46 AM Umi
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* AdultsAreUseless: Even the other adults in her life who become vaguely aware there's something... off... in the way her father thinks of her don't even try to interfere.
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* AdultsAreUseless: Even the other adults in her life who become vaguely aware there's something... off... in the way her father thinks of her don't even try to interfere. Even Lissar's nurse worships the king and queen and doesn't believe they are capable of doing anything wrong.

* AdultsAreUseless: Even MysticalWhiteHair: The Moonwoman, a goddess or nature spirit, has white hair. Lissar also gains white hair after the other adults in Moonwoman heals her life who become vaguely aware there's something... off... in the way and takes her father thinks of memories away. Only when this spell is broken and Lissar remembers does her don't even try hair return to interfere.being black.

* PrinceCharming: Ossin is something of a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for the most part...but he's fat, shy, homely, and would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him more endearing than a straight example of the trope would be.)
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* PrinceCharming: Ossin is something of a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for the most part... but he's fat, shy, homely, and would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him more endearing than a straight example of the trope would be.)

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* PrinceCharming: Ossin is something of a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for RavenHairIvorySkin: Lissar and her mother. The queen was celebrated throughout seven kingdoms as the most part...but he's fat, shy, homely, and would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than beautiful woman in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him more endearing than a straight example of the trope would be.) world, particularly for her black hair with red hints. Lissar, her daughter, greatly resembles her mother as she grows older. That resemblance is unfortunately her undoing.

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* PrinceCharming: Ossin UncannyFamilyResemblance: While Lissar is something of fairly average as a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for the most part...but he's fat, shy, homely, and would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him little girl, as she gets older she resembles her mother more endearing than a straight example of and more. To the trope would be.) point that her father decides to marry her.
28th Jul '13 8:30:03 PM captainpat
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zero context examples and poorly written examples for Raven Hair Ivory Skin are being removed. If this example does fit this trope please re-add and elaborate by mentioning the character's pale skin, black hair, and explain how the work portrays them as outstandingly attractive.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Lissla Lissar and her mother.
6th Jul '13 8:21:49 PM kenyastarflight
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* ShoutOut: There's a reference to the dragon Maur, from the author's TheHeroAndTheCrown. Possibly a ContinuityNod, though there's no other sign that the two books share any continuity.
4th Jul '13 7:49:46 AM MacronNotes
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White Haired Pretty Girl has been renamed to Mystical White Hair. Zero Context Example entries and misuse will be removed.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: The Moonwoman. Lissar starts with reddish-black hair, becomes a white haired pretty girl, and by the end gets her old color back.
23rd Dec '12 11:12:21 PM FarseerLolotea
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* PrinceCharming: Ossin is something of a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for the most part...but he's fat, shy, homely, would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him more likable than a straight example of the trope would be.)
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* PrinceCharming: Ossin is something of a reconstructed example. He's got [[TheWisePrince the personality]], for the most part...but he's fat, shy, homely, and would rather be out at the kennel with his dogs than in the royal court. (Somehow, this adds up to making him more likable endearing than a straight example of the trope would be.)
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