History Literature / EllaEnchanted

22nd Sep '16 1:57:58 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* BlackSpeech: The Prince's reaction to Ella's simple farewell in ogre language is, "It sounds evil." Ella replies that it is.

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* BlackSpeech: Ogrese plays with this. The Prince's reaction to Ella's simple farewell in ogre language is, "It sounds pleasant, as sweet as honey and as smooth as oil, but is definitely evil: Ogres use these qualities to hunt by charming people into compliance. Hence, for those who have dealt with ogres:
-->'''Ella:''' [=AhthOOn SSyng!=] (''literally, "Much eating"'') That's farewell.\\
'''Charmont:''' It
sounds evil." Ella replies that it \\
'''Ella:''' It
is.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When Charmont confesses [[spoiler:to Ella in a letter that he loves her, for several hours she fantasizes having her freedom away from Dame Olga and Hattie and being with the man she loves.]] When the buzz wears off, however, she thinks through [[spoiler:the consequences of still being cursed, including what it might do to the kingdom, and writes a letter pretending that she has eloped.]] That's right, Ella would rather [[spoiler:sacrifice a chance at freedom than endanger Char and the kingdom.]] This is also how she [[spoiler:breaks the curse, when Char accidentally orders her to accept his proposal, and after struggling for several minutes she manages to break it.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When Charmont confesses [[spoiler:to Ella in a letter that he loves her, for several hours she fantasizes having her freedom away from Dame Olga and Hattie and being with the man she loves.]] When the buzz wears off, however, she thinks through [[spoiler:the consequences of still being cursed, including what it might do to the kingdom, and writes a letter pretending that she has eloped.]] That's right, Ella would rather [[spoiler:sacrifice a chance at freedom than endanger Char and the kingdom.]] This is also how she [[spoiler:breaks the curse, when Char accidentally orders her to accept his proposal, and after struggling for several minutes she manages to break it.reject it instead.]]
25th Aug '16 11:32:31 AM Jayalaw
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* AndThenWhat: Mandy is fond of using this technique to educate Ella about the consequences of using big magic and thinking through her actions. When Ella uses an example of how Mandy could use her magic to stop it from raining, Mandy points out that such magic could cause a long-term drought, and then undoing the spell in turn could lead to overdoing the need for water and uncontrollable floods.



* ChekhovsGun:
** The order that Lucinda gives Ella after [[spoiler:she renounces big magic and thus can't undo Ella's curse]]: "If you need me, just summon me" (paraphrased). [[spoiler:When it rains on the masquerade ball's first night, Ella is compelled to call Lucinda, who gets her to the ball on time.]]
** Ella's WhatYouAreInTheDark moment (see below) gives her the strength and willpower to [[spoiler:say "No!" to Char's marriage proposal and break her curse.]]
** Hattie's vindictive jealousy of Ella and any girl who appears to do better than her ends up [[spoiler:causing her downfall: she unmasks Ella at the masquerade ball, tries to pass of Ella later on as a scullery maid, and openly orders GoToYourRoom and reveals her knowledge of the {{Geas}} to Char.]]



* HatesSmallTalk: Not exactly ''hate'', but all the Ayorthaians that Charmont stayed with for a year were like this. Not through snobbiness, either; it's just they're more contemplative, more appreciative of silence, and far too polite. Much to Charmont's displeasure.
** It's also implied that this behavior specifically applies to the Court, where Char was, but doesn't extend to the common Ayorthaians.

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* HatesSmallTalk: Not exactly ''hate'', but all the Ayorthaians that Charmont stayed with for a year were like this. Not through snobbiness, either; it's just they're more contemplative, more appreciative of silence, and far too polite. Much to Charmont's displeasure.
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displeasure. It's also implied that this behavior specifically applies to the Court, where Char was, but doesn't extend to the common Ayorthaians.



* InternalReveal: On the third night of the ball, [[spoiler:Hattie removes Ella's mask while she's agreeing to be JustFriends with Char. This causes Ella to run and attempt to flee the town with Mandy, but she doesn't even get to leave the house.]]

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* InternalReveal: On the third night of the ball, [[spoiler:Hattie removes Ella's mask while she's agreeing to be JustFriends with Char. This causes Ella to run and attempt to flee the town with Mandy, but she doesn't even get to leave the house.house before Char catches up to her.]]
24th Aug '16 10:32:21 PM Pamina
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When Charmont confesses [[spoiler:to Ella in a letter that she loves her, for several hours she fantasizes having her freedom away from Dame Olga and Hattie and being with the man she loves.]] When the buzz wears off, however, she thinks through [[spoiler:the consequences of still being cursed, including what it might do to the kingdom, and writes a letter pretending that she has eloped.]] That's right, Ella would rather [[spoiler:sacrifice a chance at freedom than endanger Char and the kingdom.]] This is also how she [[spoiler:breaks the curse, when Char accidentally orders her to accept his proposal, and after struggling for several minutes she manages to break it.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When Charmont confesses [[spoiler:to Ella in a letter that she he loves her, for several hours she fantasizes having her freedom away from Dame Olga and Hattie and being with the man she loves.]] When the buzz wears off, however, she thinks through [[spoiler:the consequences of still being cursed, including what it might do to the kingdom, and writes a letter pretending that she has eloped.]] That's right, Ella would rather [[spoiler:sacrifice a chance at freedom than endanger Char and the kingdom.]] This is also how she [[spoiler:breaks the curse, when Char accidentally orders her to accept his proposal, and after struggling for several minutes she manages to break it.]]
24th Aug '16 10:31:54 PM Pamina
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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: [[spoiler:When Charmont falls for Ella's masked alter ego at the balls.]]

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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: [[spoiler:When Charmont falls for "Lela," Ella's masked alter ego at the balls.balls. Only a semi-example, since he never takes their interactions beyond friendship and worries about "raising her expectations" because he's resolved never to marry - presumably because he's still not over Ella.]]
24th Jun '16 6:15:55 PM bookworm11
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* BroughtDownToNormal: Briefly done to [[spoiler:Lucinda herself so she realizes the complete ''horror'' of what she's done to everyone. Unfortunately, she can't break Ella's curse, or anyone's for that matter, because it's a matter of willpower]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Briefly done to [[spoiler:Lucinda herself so she realizes the complete ''horror'' of what she's done to everyone. Unfortunately, she can't break Ella's curse, or anyone's for that matter, because it's a matter of willpower]].everyone]].
12th Jun '16 8:43:10 AM Jayalaw
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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler:Ella tries this with Charmont, knowing that if they do get married she'll only put both him and the kingdom in danger because of her curse.]]

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler:Ella tries this with Charmont, knowing that if they do get married she'll only put both him and the kingdom in danger because of her curse. It works up to the point that she attends the royal balls, and Hattie unmasks her on the third night.]]



* CharmPerson: Ogres are able to convince people by the power of their voice that they are friends... right up until they eat them. And Ella somehow manages to copy this power from observation and use it on the ogres.

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* CharmPerson: Ogres are able to convince people by the power of their voice that they are friends... right up until they eat them. And Ella somehow manages to copy this power from observation and use it on the ogres.



** On the journey to the boarding school, Hattie abuses Ella's obedience by forcing her to give all of her food away. Given that the "punishment" is for Hattie being jealous of Ella, it makes Hattie even more of a {{jerkass}}

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** On the journey to the boarding school, Hattie abuses Ella's obedience by forcing her to give all of her food away. Given that the "punishment" is for Hattie being jealous of Ella, it makes Hattie even more of a {{jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}



* ForgedLetter: Ella realizes that if she were to marry Char, her curse would make his life difficult and even dangerous, so she writes a letter in her own handwriting, claiming she's run away with a rich lord, then writes an accompanying letter in her stepsister's handwriting, terrible spelling and all, to back it up. It doesn't work. He just thinks the letter from her is fake, instead.

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* ForgedLetter: Ella realizes that if she were to marry Char, her curse would make his life difficult and even dangerous, so she writes a letter in her own handwriting, claiming she's run away with a rich lord, then writes an accompanying letter in her stepsister's handwriting, terrible spelling and all, to back it up. It doesn't work. He just burns her letters as a result, but later on [[spoiler:on learning that she loves him]] thinks the letter from her is fake, instead.



* {{Greed}}: The defining character flaw of Sir Peter, Ella's father.

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* {{Greed}}: {{Greed}}:
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The defining character flaw of Sir Peter, Ella's father.father. It leads to him losing his fortune.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: In the hopes of getting Lucinda to lift the curse, [[spoiler:Mandy tricks Lucinda into changing into a squirrel, and then becoming obedient. Lucinda learns quite quickly that her "blessings" are literally BlessedWithSuck. She agrees to give up "big magic" though she helps Ella with a carriage to the ball and jewelry.]]

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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: In the hopes of getting Lucinda to lift the curse, curse on Ella, [[spoiler:Mandy tricks Lucinda into changing into a squirrel, and then becoming obedient. Lucinda learns quite quickly that her "blessings" are literally BlessedWithSuck. She agrees to give up "big magic" though she helps Ella with a carriage to the ball and jewelry.]]



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Olive. She bullies Ella and orders her around, but doesn't seem to have any real malice toward her the way Hattie and Dame Olga do. It is strongly indicated that she has some type of mental or social disability, and she seems to spend a lot of time getting looked down on or dismissed. The fact that she orders Ella to talk to her for hours on end implies that she is probably very lonely.

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Olive. She bullies Ella Ella, steals the coins that Ella's father gave her for emergencies, and orders her around, but doesn't seem to have any real malice toward her the way Hattie and Dame Olga do. It is strongly indicated that she has some type of mental or social disability, and she seems to spend a lot of time getting looked down on or dismissed. The fact that she orders Ella to talk to her for hours on end implies that she is probably very lonely.lonely.
* InternalReveal: On the third night of the ball, [[spoiler:Hattie removes Ella's mask while she's agreeing to be JustFriends with Char. This causes Ella to run and attempt to flee the town with Mandy, but she doesn't even get to leave the house.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: When they [[spoiler:reveal just how cruel they are to Ella in the climax, in the middle of either stopping the prince from proposing to her and encouraging him, Ella's father and stepfamily end up being excluded from the court and Char's family]].



* MoneyFetish: Ella's father.

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* MoneyFetish: Ella's father. Olive follows suit.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ella's stepfamily outs themselves as a {{Jerkass}} group to Char in the climax when [[spoiler:Hattie unmasks Ella at the ball when before Ella would have been content to just have had those three nights, tries to pass off Ella as a scullery maid, order Ella to deny the wedding proposal, and send her to her room. Olive demands that Ella marry Char and give Olive money, and Dame Olga belatedly sees the GoldDigger opportunity and can't hide her greedy intentions.]] As a result, ''none'' of them [[spoiler:are welcome in the royal court or at the wedding, especially since Ella is no longer under a {{Geas}} and tells Char off-screen what her father and stepfamily did.]]



* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign
* TongueTied: Ella is ordered not to tell anyone about her curse after a former childhood friend found out and used it as a power play.
* TooDumbToLive: Ella's mother not eating all the ingredients of the magic soup that Mandy prepared for her while sick, picking out the unicorn hairs. Though Mandy ought to have noticed and told her, to be fair.

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* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign
SupremeChef: Mandy is one, and all of her meals are delicious. Her Tonic is the only thing that Ella dislikes, and that's because of the slippery texture rather than the taste. It's the only food that Hattie ''doesn't'' steal from Ella because of that.
* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: Ella is "Elle" in Ayorthian.
* TongueTied: Ella is Ella's mother ordered her not to tell anyone about her curse after a former childhood friend found out and used it as a power play.
* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Ella's mother not eating all the ingredients of the magic soup that Mandy prepared for her while sick, picking out the unicorn hairs. Though Mandy ought to have noticed and told her, to be fair.fair.
** Hattie attempting to pass off Ella [[spoiler:as a scullery maid to Char after unmasking her at the ball.]] Both she and Char know what Ella look like, and [[spoiler:Char is not only disgusted on hearing that Ella's been treated as a scullery maid, but also he witnesses Hattie's verbal abuse.]]
24th May '16 2:14:17 AM PaulA
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* KarmaHoudini:
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Ella's stepfamily. While Hattie never marries the prince (or at all), neither she nor her the rest of her family are punished for abusing Ella.]] Though [[spoiler:Dame Olga is still married to Ella's greedy, unscrupulous father, and is magically forced to love him. One also could argue that [[TheDogBitesBack Ella being able to fight back]] (among other things, she reclaimed the necklace that Hattie took from her) is a blow to their pride, as is the knowledge that Ella ''could'' have them all arrested, should she want to.]]
** Lucinda to a minor extent, though [[spoiler:she changes her ways after learning just how terribly her "blessings" affect the people she chooses.]] There is the fact that there are dozens of children and married couples that she has cursed who aren't going to be cured anytime soon, however, and [[spoiler:who may lack Ella's stubbornness, like her father.]]

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* KarmaHoudini:
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Ella's stepfamily. While Hattie never marries the prince (or at all), neither she nor her the rest of her family are punished for abusing Ella.]] Though [[spoiler:Dame Olga is still married to Ella's greedy, unscrupulous father, and is magically forced to love him. One also could argue that [[TheDogBitesBack Ella being able to fight back]] (among other things, she reclaimed the necklace that Hattie took from her) is a blow to their pride, as is the knowledge that Ella ''could'' have them all arrested, should she want to.]]
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KarmaHoudini: Lucinda to a minor extent, though [[spoiler:she changes her ways after learning just how terribly her "blessings" affect the people she chooses.]] There is the fact that there are dozens of children and married couples that she has cursed who aren't going to be cured anytime soon, however, and [[spoiler:who may lack Ella's stubbornness, like her father.]]
23rd May '16 4:38:10 PM Jayalaw
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Added DiffLines:

** Lucinda to a minor extent, though [[spoiler:she changes her ways after learning just how terribly her "blessings" affect the people she chooses.]] There is the fact that there are dozens of children and married couples that she has cursed who aren't going to be cured anytime soon, however, and [[spoiler:who may lack Ella's stubbornness, like her father.]]
23rd May '16 4:23:07 PM Jayalaw
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Every one of Lucinda's blessings, which makes her a laughingstock when the other fairies point out the logical flaws.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: In the hopes of getting Lucinda to lift the curse, [[spoiler:Mandy tricks Lucinda into changing into a squirrel, and then becoming obedient. Lucinda learns quite quickly that her "blessings" are literally BlessedWithSuck. She agrees to give up "big magic" though she helps Ella with a carriage to the ball and jewelry.]]



* KarmaHoudini: Arguably, [[spoiler:Ella's stepfamily. While Hattie never marries the prince (or at all), neither she nor her the rest of her family are punished for abusing Ella.]]
** Though [[spoiler:Dame Olga is still married to Ella's greedy, unscrupulous father, and is magically forced to love him. One also could argue that [[TheDogBitesBack Ella being able to fight back]] (among other things, she reclaimed the necklace that Hattie took from her) is a blow to their pride, as is the knowledge that Ella ''could'' have them all arrested, should she want to.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Arguably, [[spoiler:Ella's stepfamily. While Hattie never marries the prince (or at all), neither she nor her the rest of her family are punished for abusing Ella.]]
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]] Though [[spoiler:Dame Olga is still married to Ella's greedy, unscrupulous father, and is magically forced to love him. One also could argue that [[TheDogBitesBack Ella being able to fight back]] (among other things, she reclaimed the necklace that Hattie took from her) is a blow to their pride, as is the knowledge that Ella ''could'' have them all arrested, should she want to.]]



* TongueTied: Ella is ordered not to tell anyone about her curse.

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* TongueTied: Ella is ordered not to tell anyone about her curse.curse after a former childhood friend found out and used it as a power play.
* TooDumbToLive: Ella's mother not eating all the ingredients of the magic soup that Mandy prepared for her while sick, picking out the unicorn hairs. Though Mandy ought to have noticed and told her, to be fair.


Added DiffLines:

* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When Charmont confesses [[spoiler:to Ella in a letter that she loves her, for several hours she fantasizes having her freedom away from Dame Olga and Hattie and being with the man she loves.]] When the buzz wears off, however, she thinks through [[spoiler:the consequences of still being cursed, including what it might do to the kingdom, and writes a letter pretending that she has eloped.]] That's right, Ella would rather [[spoiler:sacrifice a chance at freedom than endanger Char and the kingdom.]] This is also how she [[spoiler:breaks the curse, when Char accidentally orders her to accept his proposal, and after struggling for several minutes she manages to break it.]]
28th Nov '15 11:02:01 PM PaulA
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* LoopholeAbuse: In the film version, Ella is able to stop herself from being forced to assassinate Char (and also break the curse) by ordering ''herself'' to no longer be obedient.
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