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20th Apr '17 7:21:52 AM Joyce13
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* BegoneBribe: After being kicked out of the family castle, Leopold has pretty much made a living by going to other kingdoms and being his usual LoveableRogue self, which results in nobles and monarchs paying him to stay away once their daughters take an interest in him.
18th Apr '17 7:14:57 PM Malady
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* AdamAndOrEve: The Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve variation is used in ''The Fairy Godmother'' to refer to humans, when she talks about the cottage growing:
--> It knows that budding unsettles the Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve[.]



* AnIcePerson: The Snow Queen. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]

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* AnIcePerson: The Snow Queen. [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both of them.]]



* BiggerOnTheInside: In ''The Fairy Godmother'': Bella and Elena's cottage, explained by it being "one of the Palaces of the Great Fae":
--> She was living in a house that was bigger on the inside than the outside, waited on by Faerie Folk.



* DefrostingIceQueen: The Snow Queen. Again, [[spoiler: both of them, though one features a slightly more literal example.]]

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* DefrostingIceQueen: The Snow Queen. Again, [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both of them, though one features a slightly more literal example.]]example]].


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* TooDumbToLive: Discussed in ''The Fairy Godmother'':
--> Elena had gone out of her way to get both himself and Octavian into situations where, even if they were brought down lower than the humblest commoner, they were not in any danger of dying. Except, perhaps, by being monumentally stupid.
18th Apr '17 6:26:37 PM Malady
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* [[BreakTheCutie Break The Silly]]: Aleksia has to do this to Gerda, the love-blind sweetheart of Kay, in order to open her eyes to the reality.

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* [[BreakTheCutie Break The Silly]]: BreakTheCutie:Well, more Silly than Cutie, but Aleksia has to do this to Gerda, the love-blind sweetheart of Kay, in order to open her eyes to the reality.



* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: After being woken up by Leopold and married to him, Brunnhilde does this to her father Wotan in the Royal Palace garden of Eltaria. With an audience consisting of her own husband, her nephew Siegfried, his queen Rosamund, their Firebird companion and her father's own two ravens and eight legged horse. The ravens snicker and the old man leaves with his tail between his legs.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After being woken up by Leopold and married to him, Brunnhilde does this to her father Wotan in the Royal Palace garden of Eltaria. With an audience consisting of her own husband, her nephew Siegfried, his queen Rosamund, their Firebird companion and her father's own two ravens and eight legged horse. The ravens snicker and the old man leaves with his tail between his legs.]]



* EroticDream: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', Elena and Alexander have them about each other, going all the way, featuring "a shore of purple sand by an amethyst sea beneath a silver sky with three azure moons". To not break the no lewdness policy, here's just the start:
--> Then her heart started to pound, and her skin came alive, so that she was acutely aware of the brush of his fingers against it, the touch of the warm breeze on her face. She felt her stomach tighten, and when he bent his head down to hers and she lifted hers to meet his and their lips met, she felt as if lightning had jumped between them, or maybe the spark of life itself, though she could not have told if it went from her into him or the other way around.
** Also mentioned a little while afterwards by Alexander:
--> His first chore on his first morning waking as a man were quite enough to drive the last fragment of erotic dream out of his mind; nothing was less erotic than mucking out a stall.
** They're also RecurringDreams:
--> She was trying to think of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?



* PairTheSpares: In ''The Sleeping Beauty'' after [[spoiler: Prince Siegfried]] wins the engagement challenge and Rosamund's hand, [[spoiler: Leopold wakes up Brunnhilde, the woman Siegfried was fated to marry, and marries her himself.]]

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* PairTheSpares: In ''The Sleeping Beauty'' after [[spoiler: Prince Siegfried]] wins the engagement challenge and Rosamund's hand, [[spoiler: Leopold [[spoiler:Leopold wakes up Brunnhilde, the woman Siegfried was fated to marry, and marries her himself.]]


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* RecurringDreams: From ''The Fairy Godmother'', when Elena's asking about Alexander's dreams:
--> She was trying to think of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?
17th Apr '17 2:24:54 PM Malady
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* MachineWorship: A possible fate of Kai of ''The Snow Queen'':
--> given his turn of mind, he would have become a Clockwork Artificer, one of those repellant individuals who tried to reduce everything to a matter of gears and levers, and tried to [[ManInTheMachine imprison life itself inside metal simulacrums]]. While not usually dangerous to the public at large the way, say, the average necromancer was, Clockwork Artificers could cause a great deal of unhappiness—and in their zeal to recreate life itself, sometimes resorted to murder.


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* ManInTheMachine: May be inflicted by some Clockwork Artificers, as "imprison[ing] life itself inside metal simulacrums" sounds like this trope.
14th Feb '17 5:56:18 PM Joyce13
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* SpoiledSweet: in ''Beauty and the Werewolf'', Bella's stepsisters Amber and Pearl, who are rather frivolous and prone to care more about fashion than anything else, but are also sweet-natured and well-intentioned. At a masked ball that the Wool Guild was holding, Bella notes that girls who put on airs would sniff in disdain at the gathering. Amber and Pearl, on the other hand, sees people having fun and are more than happy to join in.


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* ThemeTwinNaming: Bella's twin stepsisters are named after gems, Amber and Pearl.
30th Jan '17 12:42:18 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Another thing the Tradition can enforce on certain people if they meet certain requirements, usually the punishing kind. Fairy Godmothers and Wizards do their best to keep it in check or it will go for DisproportionateRetribution. They also make sure people get this, either in a good way or a bad way.
29th Jan '17 4:55:23 PM DustSnitch
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* NoHarmRequirement: In ''The Sleeping Beauty'', one of the [[EngagementChallenge challenges]] for Rosamund's suitors is to add a (cursed) item to a dragon's hoard without harming the dragon in any way. It weeds out a lot of suitors who can't come up with any methods that don't involve violence.
23rd Jan '17 3:51:52 PM Bissek
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* SuperheroParadox: The Tradition sometimes causes this. Siegfried finds himself having to fight fantastic beasts on a regular basis purely because it's Traditional for a warrior hero king to fight fantastic beasts or invading armies. Since he'd already set it up so that his neighbors would have to be insane to invade his kingdom, the Tradition creates beasts that he has to deal with.
21st Dec '16 2:15:19 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Generally played straight, occasionally subverted for comic effect. For example, when Sir George introduced himself as a "virgin knight" (i.e. a knight errant on his first quest), Andromeda snickered -- [[spoiler:but George was not only a virgin, 'he' was "Georgina"]].
** The first Champion sent to Acadia by Glass Mountain was Liam, a genuine virgin knight, verified by unicorns but he was unable to get through due to the no-man-shall-cross spell on the border.
** In ''Fortune's Fool'', Prince Sasha also is unicorn bait. [[spoiler: Until Katya shows up that is. Cue mournful weeping unicorn.]]
** Also averted with Klava's master in ''Fortune's Fool'', who satisfied the release conditions of a Jinn, who would remain bound until released "by the hand of a virgin of five and fifty years". Klava was most amused to find this out. And finally solved the mystery on how he had such a steady supply of unicorn hair.
** [[spoiler: Also averted with Prince Siegfried in ''The Sleeping Beauty''. He is revealed to be unicorn bait, much to the hilarity of his friend Prince Leopold, who plays it straight himself.]]
11th Dec '16 4:37:13 AM Morgenthaler
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The TropeMaker for Literature/RomanticPseudoFantasy.

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The TropeMaker for Literature/RomanticPseudoFantasy.
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