History Literature / HalfUponATime

29th May '15 11:10:01 AM WillBGood
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: TheWickedQueen still clearly cares for May, in her own way.]]
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: TheWickedQueen The Wicked Queen still clearly cares for May, in her own way.]]
4th Jan '14 6:10:52 AM LongLiveHumour
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The story focuses on Jack, who shares the same name as his father, the central figure of JackAndTheBeanstalk. Jack is at the bottom of his class when it comes to learning Princess Rescue, a skill he sees as pointless as there are no unwed princesses left to rescue, anyway.
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The story focuses on Jack, who shares the same name as his father, the central figure of JackAndTheBeanstalk.Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk. Jack is at the bottom of his class when it comes to learning Princess Rescue, a skill he sees as pointless as there are no unwed princesses left to rescue, anyway.

* ChekhovsGun: The magic bridle, a magic bean that once belonged to Jack's [[JackAndTheBeanstalk father]], and an enchanted knife taken from a witch's cabin.
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* ChekhovsGun: The magic bridle, a magic bean that once belonged to Jack's [[JackAndTheBeanstalk [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk father]], and an enchanted knife taken from a witch's cabin.
23rd May '12 7:44:06 PM bweb
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The book was followed by a sequel called ''TwiceUponATime''.
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The book was followed by a sequel called ''TwiceUponATime''.''Literature/TwiceUponATime''.
23rd May '12 7:26:14 PM bweb
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* FateWorseThanDeath: May's grandmother informs Jack that if he miscasts a spell, one of the possible consequences is that he will cease to exist.
23rd May '12 8:08:06 AM bweb
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The book was followed by a sequel called ''Twice Upon A Time''.
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The book was followed by a sequel called ''Twice Upon A Time''.''TwiceUponATime''.
22nd May '12 9:54:32 PM bweb
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* EvilWeapon: What everyone assumes about the swords of The Eyes. Jack is frequently mistrusted just for carrying one.

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* FlyingBroomstick: Jack and May steal one from a Witch. It seems a bit empathic, as it seems to prefer May to Jack.

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* GingerbreadHouse: Jack and May find themselves in one after fleeing The Huntsman. * ImAHumanitarian: Many of the monsters, especially the witch and the giant that Jack and May run afoul of. * ItWasAGift: Jack's sword, given to him while he was in the mouth of a giant.
22nd May '12 9:40:39 PM bweb
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* ChekhovsGun: The magic bridle, a magic bean that once belonged to Jack's [[JackAndTheBeanstalk father]], and an enchanted knife taken from a witch's cabin.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: TheWickedQueen still clearly cares for May, in her own way.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite having a serious grudge against Malevolent, The Wolf King refuses to slaughter her when she's rendered helpless by [[spoiler: Jack's bridle]], and so he frees her instead.

* ScaledUp: Malevolent, who turns herself into a Dragon. [[spoiler: It doesn't help her, because of Jack's magic bridle.]]

* ValuesDissonance: In universe, May is perplexed that anyone would think she would be married at the age of 14. Jack, however, felt it was a reasonable question to ask.
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* ValuesDissonance: In universe, May is perplexed that anyone would think she would be married at the age of 14. Jack, however, felt it was a reasonable question to ask.ask. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Wolf King and Malevolent.
22nd May '12 9:25:55 PM bweb
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The first novel ends with May learning that her Grandmother is actually the Wicked Queen, and that she, Jack, and Phillip have just unwittingly unleashed her on the world.]]

* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A few. Most notably The Black Forest and Malevolent. Actually subverted with Malevolent, as that is not her real name, but a pseudonym forced on her by her fellow fairy queens when she was exiled.

* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Several in the story. ** Phillip slays giants, looking for the one who killed his Father. ** Malevolent is a Fairy Queen who casts powerful curses and is generally feared. ** The Wolf King helps Jack, May, and Phillip find May's Grandmother. [[spoiler: He also serves her in her war against the other royals who oppose her, as she is the Wicked Queen.]] ** Rapunzel, Snow White, and Rose Red all led their forces against the Wicked Queen fourteen years ago. [[spoiler: Rapunzel and Rose Red still are.]]

* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: The Wicked Queen]], who is vulnerable to ColdIron.
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* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: The Wicked Queen]], who is vulnerable to ColdIron.ColdIron. * ValuesDissonance: In universe, May is perplexed that anyone would think she would be married at the age of 14. Jack, however, felt it was a reasonable question to ask.
22nd May '12 3:49:44 PM Ironeye
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Jack and May, oh so much.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Jack and May, oh so much. much. * BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Sorry, May, but your Grandmother is the Wicked Queen.]]
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