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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.
RomanticPseudoFantasy.
30th Nov '16 7:40:34 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Most evil Witches and Sorceresses. [[spoiler: Lily's persona of Queen Sable]] and Arachnia.
23rd Sep '16 12:22:03 AM Chariset
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A series of fantasy books with shades of romance by Creator/MercedesLackey. The realm known as the Five Hundred Kingdoms is governed by a magical force known as The Tradition which causes the inhabitants to live out Traditional stories from fairy tales, fables, fireside tales, morality plays, and even bawdy bar songs.

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A series of fantasy books with shades of romance by Creator/MercedesLackey. The main premise of the series is that a realm known as exists called the Five Hundred Kingdoms is Kingdoms, and these lands are governed by a magical force known as The Tradition which causes the inhabitants to live out Traditional stories plotlines from fairy tales, fables, fireside tales, morality plays, and even bawdy bar songs.
songs.
23rd Sep '16 12:18:09 AM Chariset
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A series of fantasy books, with shades of light romance, by Creator/MercedesLackey. In the realm known as the "Five Hundred Kingdoms," a force known as "The Tradition" tries to force people to live out "Traditional" stories from fairy tales, fables, fireside tales, morality plays, and even bawdy bar songs.

The books center on the Fairy Godmothers. These women have huge amounts of magical power as a result of The Tradition trying to force them into a role that either circumstances or their own personalities made impossible. They use their experience to try and minimize the harm The Tradition can cause. For example, they might send a woman to rescue a heterosexual [[DistressedDamsel princess]] in order to avert the tragedy of a married woman falling in love with another man just because he happens to be her rescuer.

Good Wizards, Sorcerers, and Sorceresses usually take over when, despite a Godmother's efforts, Evil wins, and the stories also feature Champions who are Traditionally the ones to do the physical heroics, go on epic quests, and wield enchanted blades.

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A series of fantasy books, books with shades of light romance, romance by Creator/MercedesLackey. In the The realm known as the "Five Five Hundred Kingdoms," Kingdoms is governed by a magical force known as "The Tradition" tries to force people The Tradition which causes the inhabitants to live out "Traditional" Traditional stories from fairy tales, fables, fireside tales, morality plays, and even bawdy bar songs.

The books center on Within this intriguing setting live the Fairy Godmothers. These Godmothers -- women have huge amounts in possession of magical power as a result of The the Tradition trying to force them into a role that either circumstances or their own personalities made impossible. They use their experience to try and a moderate touch of magic to minimize the harm The damage the Tradition can cause. For example, do, steering characters out of tales they might send a woman to rescue a heterosexual [[DistressedDamsel princess]] in order to avert the tragedy of a married woman falling in love know will end tragically and into ones with another man just because he happens to be her rescuer.

a happier ending. Also on the side of Good are the Wizards, Sorcerers, and Sorceresses usually take over when, despite Sorceresses, who work the larger magics when a Godmother's efforts, Evil wins, and efforts are not enough; similarly the stories also feature Champions who are Traditionally take on the ones to do the Traditional tasks of physical heroics, go on epic quests, and wield the wielding enchanted blades.
blades. Opposing them are Evil Sorcerers/Sorceresses, Wicked Stepmothers, cruel rulers, and all sorts of woe, which the Tradition enables because every story needs a villain.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Generally played straight, occasionally subverted for comic effect. For example, when Sir George introduced himself as a "virgin knight," Andromeda snickered -- [[spoiler:but George was not only a virgin, 'he' was "Georgina"]].

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Generally played straight, occasionally subverted for comic effect. For example, when Sir George introduced himself as a "virgin knight," knight" (i.e. a knight errant on his first quest), Andromeda snickered -- [[spoiler:but George was not only a virgin, 'he' was "Georgina"]].
20th Sep '16 4:36:10 PM Vandegraff1
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* DesignatedVillain: GenreSavvy Godmothers can do this InUniverse, setting themselves up to be the villain that a tale requires so that they can control and direct the story down a less-harmful path than it might otherwise take.

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* DesignatedVillain: GenreSavvy Godmothers can do this InUniverse, setting themselves up to be the villain that a tale requires so that they can control the story and direct the story it down a less-harmful path than it might otherwise take.
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