History Literature / Fairest

2nd Dec '15 6:35:56 PM PaulA
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** Lucinda the fairy, for her role in causing the story [[spoiler: by giving Ivi the Magic Mirror and beauty potions.]] Although in EllaEnchanted she gets some LaserGuidedKarma for her "blessings," here the Ayorthians only [[spoiler: stage a quick wedding]] so that she doesn't arrive.

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** Lucinda the fairy, for her role in causing the story [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by giving Ivi the Magic Mirror and beauty potions.]] Although in EllaEnchanted ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' she gets some LaserGuidedKarma for her "blessings," here the Ayorthians only [[spoiler: stage [[spoiler:stage a quick wedding]] so that she doesn't arrive. arrive.
24th Jul '15 8:32:27 PM Mersang
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* HappilyAdopted: Aza with her parents. Not only does her [[MamaBear mother]] get angry at the royal guards who imply that their daughter [[spoiler: may have ogre's blood]], but her father writes a note to Aza saying that he knows her too well to believe her [[spoiler: a traitor to the crown]].

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Several ancient Ayorthian singers are speculated to have ogre ancestry. [[spoiler:Aza is accused of being part ogre. It turns out she is a HalfHumanHybrid, but her non-human ancestor was actually a gnome.]]
* HappilyAdopted: Aza with her parents. Not only does her [[MamaBear mother]] get angry at the royal guards who imply that their daughter [[spoiler: may have ogre's blood]], but her father writes a note to Aza saying that he knows her too well to believe her she may be [[spoiler: a traitor to the crown]].


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* HumansAreUgly: Some gnomes have clairvoyant powers, and Aza asks one if she will ever be pretty. The immediate answer is "Never," followed by a clarification that, to gnomes, all humans are ugly. "[[DamnedByFaintPraise You are slightly less ugly than most.]]" [[spoiler:Aza is later discovered to be [[HalfHumanHybrid part-gnome]].]]
26th Feb '15 1:14:19 PM StFan
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to be Apples]]: Aza throughout the book emphasizes her hatred of apples, and she encounters a rather deadly one among gnome traders, courtesy of [[spoiler: Ivi]]. [[SnowWhite Then]] [[ProperlyParanoid again]] . . .

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to be Apples]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or Apples -- Aza throughout the book emphasizes her hatred of apples, and she encounters a rather deadly one among gnome traders, courtesy of [[spoiler: Ivi]]. [[SnowWhite Then]] [[ProperlyParanoid again]] . . .[[spoiler:Ivi]].
14th Feb '15 10:29:28 AM Jayalaw
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* CoolOldLady: The Duchess of Olixio. She helps Aza fit into a better-looking outfit for the royal wedding.

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* CoolOldLady: The Duchess of Olixio. She helps Aza fit into a better-looking outfit for the royal wedding.wedding, and gives fitting comments on the procession.



* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with the Duke Ovu, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with the Duke Ovu, Uvu, who had accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]



* FatalFlaw: Aza's desire to be pretty. It very nearly kills her [[spoiler: thanks to Ivi.]]



* ForeShadowing: While living with the gnomes, Aza is disgusted that a gnome that stole a pickax is allowed to go home with it and suffer no punishment, because the gnomes saw that if he were punished a worse future would happen. [[spoiler: She later helps Ivi achieve a KarmaHoudini so that King Oscaro can recover and rule the kingdom properly.]]

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* ForeShadowing: While living with the gnomes, Aza is disgusted that a gnome that stole a pickax is allowed to go home with it and suffer no punishment, because the gnomes saw that if he were punished a worse future would happen. [[spoiler: She later helps Ivi achieve a KarmaHoudini so that King Oscaro can recover and rule the kingdom properly.properly, since Ivi being punished would only result in political chaos.]]



* HollywoodToneDeaf: Ivi is this in-universe, which she tries to hide by coughing and then blackmailing Aza to [[spoiler: use ventriloquism to mime singing.]]

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: Ivi is this in-universe, which she tries to hide by coughing feigning sickness and then blackmailing Aza to [[spoiler: use ventriloquism to mime singing.]]



* PartingWordsRegret: Ijori feels this when he believes that Aza is [[spoiler: part ogre and a traitor to the crown]] and dismisses her with disgust. By the time he's cooled down and realized that her story makes more sense than Ivi's and the Duke Ovu's, the guard sent to assassinate her tells him that Aza is dead. [[spoiler: Good thing the guard was lying, which allowed Ijori to rescue Aza from a DisneyDeath . . .]] According to the guard that tells a (not-dead) Aza, Ijori let out a SkywardScream.

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* PartingWordsRegret: Ijori feels this when he believes that Aza is [[spoiler: part ogre and a traitor to the crown]] and dismisses her with disgust. By the time he's cooled down and realized that her story makes more sense than Ivi's and the Duke Ovu's, Uvu's, the guard sent to assassinate her tells him that Aza is dead. [[spoiler: Good thing the guard was lying, which allowed Ijori to rescue Aza from a DisneyDeath . . .]] According to the guard that tells a (not-dead) Aza, Ijori let out a SkywardScream.
14th Feb '15 10:27:00 AM Jayalaw
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* DealWithTheDevil: If you drink Skullni's potions, you become beautiful, but in exchange he will goad you into either getting killed by your stupidity and jealousy [[spoiler: like Aza]] or induce a DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler: like in Ivi]]. Then your soul is stuck in his mirror chamber, [[AndIMustScream unable to escape]] or communicate except to living people through the mirror, while he gets to go out and explore the world. You only get to rest in peace when he comes back, which can take a long time.



* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with the Duke, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with the Duke, Duke Ovu, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]



* IJustWantToBePretty: Ivi is revealed to have felt this, since she was worried that Oscaro would stop loving her, and Aza feels this all the time.



* InterruptedSuicide: Ivi after [[spoiler: poisoning Aza]] almost poisons herself when she sees [[spoiler: Aza]] in the mirror. Aza despite disliking the queen wouldn't submit her to [[AndIMustScream the fate of an eternity in a mirror]] that awaits Ivi if she dies.



** Lucinda, for her role in causing the story [[spoiler: by giving Ivi the Magic Mirror and beauty potions.]] Although in EllaEnchanted she gets some LaserGuidedKarma for her "blessings," here the Ayorthians only [[spoiler: stage a quick wedding]] so that she doesn't arrive.

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** Lucinda, Lucinda the fairy, for her role in causing the story [[spoiler: by giving Ivi the Magic Mirror and beauty potions.]] Although in EllaEnchanted she gets some LaserGuidedKarma for her "blessings," here the Ayorthians only [[spoiler: stage a quick wedding]] so that she doesn't arrive.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ivi breaks down after she returns to the palace [[spoiler: having just poisoned Aza]]. Ijori also gets this when he thinks that Aza died helping a guard escape from ogres, after he let her be [[spoiler: taken to prison]]. Duke Uvu apologies to Aza [[spoiler: when learning from the King that she told the truth]], looking genuinely remorseful, but she [[RejectedApology says nothing]].



* PartingWordsRegret: Ijori feels this when he believes that Aza is [[spoiler: part ogre and a traitor to the crown]] and dismisses her with disgust. By the time he's cooled down and realized that her story makes more sense than Ivi's and the Duke's, the guard sent to assassinate her tells him that Aza is dead. [[spoiler: Good thing the guard was lying, which allowed Ijori to rescue Aza from a DisneyDeath . . .]]

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* PartingWordsRegret: Ijori feels this when he believes that Aza is [[spoiler: part ogre and a traitor to the crown]] and dismisses her with disgust. By the time he's cooled down and realized that her story makes more sense than Ivi's and the Duke's, Duke Ovu's, the guard sent to assassinate her tells him that Aza is dead. [[spoiler: Good thing the guard was lying, which allowed Ijori to rescue Aza from a DisneyDeath . . .]]]] According to the guard that tells a (not-dead) Aza, Ijori let out a SkywardScream.


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* RedemptionEqualsLife: Inverted. In a stark contrast to the original fairy tale, Ivi becomes (relatively) better after [[spoiler: Aza kills Skullni and interrupts Ivi's DespairEventHorizon that almost ended in a suicide.]]


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* TakeAThirdOption: On waking up from his coma and becoming well enough to rule from bed, King Oscaro is faced with his wife having committed treason and [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken orders from a spider in a mirror]]. A SadisticChoice ensues: if he punishes her, he loses the love of his life, but if he pardons her then she is still free to rule by his side and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen make bad decisions]]. Choosing neither, he exiles her to one of his vacation palaces and decides to abdicate in a year so that she will never have royal power again.


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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to be Apples]]: Aza throughout the book emphasizes her hatred of apples, and she encounters a rather deadly one among gnome traders, courtesy of [[spoiler: Ivi]]. [[SnowWhite Then]] [[ProperlyParanoid again]] . . .
14th Feb '15 10:03:01 AM Jayalaw
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* ConvenientComa: King Oscaro ends up with one after TakingTheBullet for Ivi during a sporting event.
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Ivi does this with Oscaro, and [[spoiler: he recalls this when waking up from his coma, providing evidence that Aza was telling the truth.]] Oscaro when he wakes up ends up in quite a conundrum.
* CoolOldLady: The Duchess of Olixio. She helps Aza fit into a better-looking outfit for the royal wedding.



* DubNameChange: In the Hebrew translation, Aza's name is Kyra, presumably because the name Aza in Hebrew provokes associasions to the Gaza strip.
* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with Duke, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]

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* DubNameChange: In the Hebrew translation, Aza's name is Kyra, presumably because the name Aza in Hebrew provokes associasions associations to the Gaza strip.
* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with the Duke, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]] ]]
** King Oscaro does this with Ivi as well, especially given she was [[ConverseWithTheUnconscious confessing everything she did while he lay in a coma]].
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Aza, to keep within the Snow White theme. However, in Ayortha that combination of hair colour and complexion is considered ugly.



* ForeShadowing: While living with the gnomes, Aza is disgusted that a gnome that stole a pickax is allowed to go home with it and suffer no punishment, because the gnomes saw that if he were punished a worse future would happen. [[spoiler: She later helps Ivi achieve a KarmaHoudini so that King Oscaro can recover and rule the kingdom properly.]]



* HappilyAdopted: Aza with her parents. Not only does her [[MamaBear mother]] get angry at the royal guards who imply that their daughter [[spoiler: may have ogre's blood]], but her father writes a note to Aza saying that he knows her too well to believe her [[spoiler: a traitor to the crown]].



* HollywoodToneDeaf: Ivi is this in-universe, which she tries to hide by coughing and then blackmailing Aza to [[spoiler: use ventriloquism to mime singing.]]



* IdiotBall: After being accused of [[spoiler: being an ogre]], Aza finds the magical mirror and the potion that made Ivi beautiful. Instead of using the evidence to show that Ivi is a liar [[spoiler: by putting all the blame on Aza for the ventriloquism]], Aza drinks a few drops of the beauty potion. Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler: she gets carted to jail]] anyway.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Ivi, for the most part.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Ivi, KarmaHoudini:
** Lucinda, for her role in causing the story [[spoiler: by giving Ivi the Magic Mirror and beauty potions.]] Although in EllaEnchanted she gets some LaserGuidedKarma for her "blessings," here the Ayorthians only [[spoiler: stage a quick wedding]] so that she doesn't arrive.
**[[spoiler:Ivi,
for the most part.part, thanks to Aza vouching for her.]] Though it's because the King has to tread the line between protecting his people and protecting his [[spoiler: wife]] from charges of treason. At the very least [[spoiler: she's exiled from the rest of a kingdom that she failed to rule and will go down as the worst foreign queen in history, staying in relative isolation. Not to mention that she is "no longer pretty" and only Oscaro will love her.]]



* MayDecemberRomance: The forty-year-old king Oscaro and 19-year-old Ivi. It's implied that Oscaro truly does love Ivi.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Aza, to keep within the Snow White theme. However, in Ayortha that combination of hair colour and complexion is considered ugly.

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* MayDecemberRomance: The forty-year-old king Oscaro and 19-year-old Ivi. It's implied that Oscaro truly does love Ivi.
Ivi, though [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim we never know why]].
* OurMonstersAreDifferent
OurMonstersAreDifferent:
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Aza, to keep within the Snow White theme. However, in Ayortha PartingWordsRegret: Ijori feels this when he believes that combination of hair colour Aza is [[spoiler: part ogre and complexion a traitor to the crown]] and dismisses her with disgust. By the time he's cooled down and realized that her story makes more sense than Ivi's and the Duke's, the guard sent to assassinate her tells him that Aza is considered ugly.dead. [[spoiler: Good thing the guard was lying, which allowed Ijori to rescue Aza from a DisneyDeath . . .]]
14th Feb '15 9:18:26 AM Jayalaw
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* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him.

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* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him. Subverted with Duke, who accused Aza of being [[spoiler: an ogre and only apologized when the king confirmed her story about Ivi.]]
14th Feb '15 9:16:51 AM Jayalaw
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* EasilyForgiven: After receiving a letter from Ijori [[spoiler: after Aza has run away and sought refuge with the gnomes]], Aza is able to forgive him.
30th Sep '14 10:16:47 PM QueenofSwords
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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Ivi is less evil than just self-absorbed and afraid of being alone.
15th May '14 9:30:09 PM octochan
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Aza, to keep within the Snow White theme.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Aza, to keep within the Snow White theme. However, in Ayortha that combination of hair colour and complexion is considered ugly.
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