History Literature / Momo

4th Jun '18 8:42:52 AM PaulA
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* DontFearTheReaper: Momo asks master Hora whether he's Death - he doesn't answer, but says death is nothing to be scared of.

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* DontFearTheReaper: Momo asks master Master Hora whether he's Death - he doesn't answer, but says death is nothing to be scared of.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels. Her listening skill also helps her against the Grey Men, since she listens to the depth of her interlocutor's being - and the Grey Men are, ultimately, nothingness.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate narrator notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels. Her listening skill also helps her against the Grey Men, since she listens to the depth of her interlocutor's being - and the Grey Men are, ultimately, nothingness.
1st Jun '18 11:32:39 AM Veanne
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: In this case, definitely evil.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: In this case, definitely evil.evil - the Grey Men are always seen smoking small, grey cigars [[spoiler: made of stolen time]].



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels. Her listening skill also heps her against the Grey Men, since she listens to the depth of her interlocutor's being - and the Grey Men are, ultimately, nothingness.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels. Her listening skill also heps helps her against the Grey Men, since she listens to the depth of her interlocutor's being - and the Grey Men are, ultimately, nothingness.
1st Jun '18 11:30:20 AM Veanne
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* DontFearTheReaper: Momo asks master Hora whether he's Death - he doesn't answer, but says death is nothing to be scared of.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels.
* TheHeartless: The grey men are at one point heavily implied to be these.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels.
quarrels. Her listening skill also heps her against the Grey Men, since she listens to the depth of her interlocutor's being - and the Grey Men are, ultimately, nothingness.
* TheHeartless: The grey men Grey Men are at one point heavily implied to be these.only exist by stealing existence from humans.



* HumanoidAbomination: The grey men.

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* HumanoidAbomination: The grey men.Grey Men.



* ParentalAbandonment: Momo doesn't know where her parents are, and before the book started she had escaped from an orphanage of some kind. Her parents are never mentioned again after the first chapter.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Momo doesn't know where her parents are, and before the book started she had escaped from an orphanage of some kind. Her parents are never mentioned again after the first chapter. Milder for the other children, whose parents are around, but have no time for their kids since the Grey Men stole it from them.



* SenselessSacrifice: The grey men convince people that the time they give away is being invested in a bank, and that they will earn interest on it. [[spoiler: Instead, they consume it through their cigars. Meanwhile, the people let their lives grow greyer and greyer...]]

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* SenselessSacrifice: The grey men Grey Men convince people that the time they give away is being invested in a bank, and that they will earn interest on it. [[spoiler: Instead, they consume it through their cigars. Meanwhile, the people let their lives grow greyer and greyer...]]



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Momo

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: MomoMomo.
19th Dec '17 6:12:33 PM PaulA
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* MathematiciansAnswer: Momo, when asked about her age: ''"As far as I can remember... I've always been around."''

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* MathematiciansAnswer: Momo, when asked about her age: ''"As "As far as I can remember... I've always been around."''"
19th Dec '17 4:50:04 PM MisterTambourineMan
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Momo herself. She refuses to wear shoes unless it's winter.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Being able to listen to people doesn't sound special, and the narrate notes it outright. But Momo's willingness to listen to anyone, about anything, really does help people work through their worries, fears, and quarrels.



* HopeBringer: Momo!

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* HopeBringer: Momo!Momo, even before the paranormal events start. Her willingness to simply listen to anyone does a lot to allay people's fears and worries.



* LongTitle: The original German subtitle translates to "The strange story of the time-thieves and of the child who returned the stolen time to the people/humans."
* MathematiciansAnswer: ''"As far as I can remember... I've always been around."''

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* LongTitle: The original German subtitle translates to "The strange story of the time-thieves and of the child who returned the stolen time to the people/humans."
"[[note]] Die seltsame Geschichte von den Zeit-Dieben un von den Kind, das den Menschen die gestohlene Zeit zurueckgebracht[[/note]]
* MathematiciansAnswer: Momo, when asked about her age: ''"As far as I can remember... I've always been around."''



* OnlySaneMan

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* OnlySaneManOrphanageOfFear: Before Momo took up living in the Amphitheater, she lived in an orphanage that had bars on the windows and daily beatings. She's horrified at the idea of being sent to another orphanage.
16th Oct '17 12:51:20 PM spocks_girl
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* TheAirNotThere: during the timestop, Momo can still move around, as can the Grey Men and Cassiopeia. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because all of them carry a bit of their own time with them - Momo has the flower, the Grey Men have their cigars, and Cassiopeia is explicitly stated to have her own time within her.

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* TheAirNotThere: during During the timestop, Momo can still move around, as can the Grey Men and Cassiopeia. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because all of them carry a bit of their own time with them - Momo has the time flower, the Grey Men have their cigars, and Cassiopeia is explicitly stated to have her own time within her.



* IntangibleTheft: The Grey Men trick people into giving them their spare time, and without any time left for leisure, they lose all emotion or purpose in life.

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* IntangibleTheft: The Grey Men trick people into giving them their spare time, and without any time left for leisure, they lose all emotion or and purpose in life.
6th Jan '17 6:07:37 AM PaulA
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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone calls him Beppo Roadsweeper]].
** Even when a policeman asks him if Roadsweeper is his surname or his job, he replies "Both".

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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone calls him EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Beppo Roadsweeper]].
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Roadsweeper. Even when a policeman asks him if Roadsweeper is his surname or his job, he replies "Both".



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Cassiopeia can see into the future, but just 30 minutes, and [[YouCannotChangeTheFuture she cannot change how things are going to turn out.]]
** At first glance, Momo herself, with her listening power, might qualify. Until that scene with Gray Man BLW/553/c, where she gets him to betray himself.
*** The even earlier scene of her inviting the builder and the bar/restaurant owner can also count, all she does is listen and yet they make up. The book makes a point that she often listens to people pouring their heart out and that helps them realize important truths: like after such a session, a person who thinks they are a dime a dozen will feel like they are irreplaceable and one in a million, and so on.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway:
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Cassiopeia can see into the future, but just 30 minutes, and [[YouCannotChangeTheFuture she cannot change how things are going to turn out.]]
** At first glance, Momo herself, with her listening power, might qualify. Until that scene with Gray Man BLW/553/c, where she gets him to betray himself.
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himself. The even earlier scene of her inviting the builder and the bar/restaurant owner can also count, count; all she does is listen and yet they make up. The book makes a point that she often listens to people pouring their heart out and that helps them realize important truths: like after such a session, a person who thinks they are a dime a dozen will feel like they are irreplaceable and one in a million, and so on.
5th Jan '17 8:30:50 PM akanesarumara
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*** The even earlier scene of her inviting the builder and the bar/restaurant owner can also count, all she does is listen and yet they make up. The book makes a point that she often listens to people pouring their heart out and that helps them realize important truths: like after such a session, a person who thinks they are a dime a dozen will feel like they are irreplaceable and one in a million, and so on.
9th Jan '16 3:03:26 PM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: More accurately ''Impossible Con Men''.

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* ImpossibleThief: More accurately ''Impossible Con Men''.IntangibleTheft: The Grey Men trick people into giving them their spare time, and without any time left for leisure, they lose all emotion or purpose in life.



* TheMovie: From 1986, with Creator/JohnHuston as Master Hora.
** Also, an Italian animated movie in 2001.

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* TheMovie: TheMovie:
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From 1986, with Creator/JohnHuston as Master Hora.
** Also, an An Italian animated movie in 2001.
8th Jul '14 10:10:26 PM demonfiren
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A film was made in German in 1986. Michael Ende involved himself in the production of the film, after having been disappointed in the adaptation of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''. FYI, the best way to get the DVD is from South Korea via Ebay, as that version is All-Region and has English subtitles. The European version is Region 2 only and has no subtitles.

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A film was made in German in 1986. Michael Ende involved himself in the production of the film, after having been disappointed in the adaptation of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''. FYI, the The best way to get the DVD is from South Korea via Ebay, as that version is All-Region and has English subtitles. The European version is Region 2 only and has no subtitles.
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