History Literature / TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms

13th May '18 6:48:10 PM Malady
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* OneSteveLimit: In ''Fortune's Fool'', Galya is the name of one of Katya's sisters and a unicorn.

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* OneSteveLimit: In ''Fortune's Fool'', Galya is the name of both one of Katya's sisters and a unicorn.


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* ProfessionalSexEd: ''The Fairy Godmother'': Prince Alexander says this is normal in his kingdom, and was done for him.
*** The lady in question takes the "education" part seriously, and gives him some ''very'' useful "training" for when it's his turn to initiate someone.
13th May '18 8:23:41 AM Malady
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* 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 [[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.]]



* PlotInducedStupidity: The Tradition can ensure that this happens ''in-universe'', since some fairy tales rely on characters picking up the IdiotBall. For example, the husband of a woman who was getting set up to be the mother of a Rapunzel ''knew'' the mysterious woman who moved in next door was a sorceress, but such was the power of the Tradition that he was compelled to steal lettuce from her garden ''anyway''.
* PokeThePoodle: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', the Evil Sorceress who comes to a royal christening is more lonely than evil, and once Godmother Bella introduces her to a potential boyfriend she loses most of her interest in carrying out her Traditional role. She eventually casts a half-hearted curse that the Princess will wake up on her DangerousSixteenthBirthday with... incredibly tangled hair. It's [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], however, as without Elena's judicious interference in setting up a CurseEscapeClause, the Tradition could (and most likely would) make this a truly horrific curse.

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* PlotInducedStupidity: The Tradition can ensure that this happens ''in-universe'', ''InUniverse'', since some fairy tales rely on characters picking up the IdiotBall. For example, the husband of a woman who was getting set up to be the mother of a Rapunzel ''knew'' the mysterious woman who moved in next door was a sorceress, but such was the power of the Tradition that he was compelled to steal lettuce from her garden ''anyway''.
* PokeThePoodle: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', the Evil Sorceress who comes to a royal christening is more lonely than evil, and once Godmother Bella introduces her to a potential boyfriend she loses most of her interest in carrying out her Traditional role. She eventually casts a half-hearted curse that the Princess will wake up on her DangerousSixteenthBirthday with... incredibly tangled hair. It's [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, however, as without Elena's judicious interference in setting up a CurseEscapeClause, the Tradition could (and most likely would) make this a truly horrific curse.curse, strangling her with it or some such.



* PungeonMaster: The Tradition itself. It loves puns.

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* PungeonMaster: The Tradition itself. It loves puns.puns, such as Bookwyrms, dragons who horde books.


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* ReformedRakes: A story in the universe, as said in ''Beauty and the Werewolf'': "The Rake's Reward.":
--> The poor misunderstood rakehell...the man who was a rogue because he was deep inside he was still a lonely, neglected little boy... the good girl who would redeem him with her love and help him become the gentle man he was meant to be...\\
...\\
Except, [...] that was seldom how the scenario played out, once the rake got what he wanted. The habits of a lifetime are very hard to break, and The Tradition was perfectly happy to perpetuate those habits, so that the ''The Rake's Reward'' generally turned into ''[[Theatre/TheMusicMan The Sadder but Wider Girl]]''.
8th Mar '18 8:54:40 AM Synchronicity
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* FairestOfThemAll: A few unlucky princesses. Rosamund is the fairest in her kingdom, albeit in a small kingdom. The Queen of Copper Mountain is said to be the loveliest creature upon the earth.



* FairestOfThemAll: A few unlucky princesses. Rosamund is the fairest in her kingdom, albeit in a small kingdom. The Queen of Copper Mountain is said to be the loveliest creature upon the earth.

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* FairestOfThemAll: A FairyTaleFreeForAll: The world is one where any story can, and does happen, so there are tons of Cinderellas, a few unlucky princesses. Rosamund is the fairest Rapunzels, Puss in her kingdom, albeit in a small kingdom. The Queen of Copper Mountain is said to be the loveliest creature upon the earth.Boots, etc.
7th Feb '18 1:46:10 PM Xtifr
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* TheKingdom: Five hundred of them, to be precise.
28th Jan '18 9:37:17 PM Joyce13
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*** Leopold is descended from the youngest son in one of the "Puss in Boots" occurrences, as when Siegfried is surprised that he knows about Wise Beasts, Leopold's response is, "Let me tell you about my great-grandfather and his boot-wearing cat."
24th Jan '18 9:09:14 PM Malady
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* AlliterativeTitle: ''Fortune's Fool''


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* TheTheTitle:
** ''The Fairy Godmother'' (2004)
** ''The Snow Queen'' (2008)
** ''The Sleeping Beauty'' (2010)


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* TitleByNumber: ''One Good Knight''


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* TheXOfY: ''Beauty and the Werewolf''
24th Jan '18 8:38:55 PM Malady
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* SweetPollyOliver: Not only a good way to exploit loopholes but a source of mild comic embarrassment when it requires saving the fair maiden, who will Traditionally [[SweetOnPollyOliver fall in love with her rescuer]] unless drastic measures are taken.

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* SurpriseIncest: BrotherSisterIncest tends to happen in Traditional paths where the siblings in question are unaware of the relation.
** Twincest that is also this trope happens with Siegfried's parents, who met as adults and didn't know they were brother and sister.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Subverted by the Tradition. The fair maiden, will Traditionally fall in love with her rescuer unless drastic measures are taken, such as the Traditionally male rescuer actually being a woman disguised as a man, which kills the romance once the rescuer is revealed, because it has too few paths for lesbian romances, which dead ends the Traditional Path, freeing those who were previously travelling along that path.
* SweetPollyOliver: Not only a good way to exploit loopholes but a source of mild comic embarrassment when it requires saving the fair maiden, who will Traditionally [[SweetOnPollyOliver fall in love with her rescuer]] rescuer unless drastic measures are taken.taken, such as her Traditionally male rescuer actually being a woman using this trope, which kills the romance, as the Tradition has too few paths for lesbian romances, dead ending the romance path of the maiden falling in love with the rescuer, freeing those who were previously travelling along that path.



* {{Twincest}}: Siegfried's parents, who met as adults and didn't know they were brother and sister.

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* {{Twincest}}: Also SurpriseIncest, with Siegfried's parents, who met as adults and didn't know they were brother and sister.
2nd Jan '18 4:35:47 PM Malady
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* BrickJoke: From ''The Sleeping Beauty'', the usual Heroic classification of birds is described as "good to eat," "not good to eat," and "singing while I have a hangover, kill it with a rock." Then, when the Bird is talking with Rosa and Lily about how it's quite rare for Heroes of Drachenthal (who are mighty of thew, small of brain, and not kind at all) to take good advice and they tend to try to kill helpful birds by throwing rocks. Then the Bird notes, "Of course, the fact that we can only get their attention when they have hangovers might contribute to that."
2nd Jan '18 4:02:05 PM Malady
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* ShoutOut: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', when the main character is at the hiring fair, Discworld/{{Mort}} is the last person waiting, even after she leaves. His name isn't mentioned, but Mercedes Lackey is a fan of Creator/TerryPratchett and [[WordOfGod has confirmed outside the book]] that yes, that was Mort.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In ''The Fairy Godmother'', when the main character is at the hiring fair, Discworld/{{Mort}} is the last person waiting, even after she leaves. His name isn't mentioned, but Mercedes Lackey is a fan of Creator/TerryPratchett and [[WordOfGod has confirmed outside the book]] that yes, that was Mort.Mort.
** Drinking Dragons' blood allowing people to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal understand animals]] is a reference to ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheVolsungs'' when Sigurd does it and can understand birds.
** The "All Forests Are One" spell, which may be a reference to [[https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1076535-all-forests-are-one-they-are-all-echoes-of-the Charles de Lint's Spiritwalk]].
** "Fair Rosalinda", as a reference to an old ballad.
** Also references to "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks" and "Puss in Boots":
---> she made a point of getting a particular pot of flowers into the hands of a young woman, and once she ensured that a handsome kitten was adopted by a mill-owner with three sons.



* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Aleksia in ''The Snow Queen''; Elena for much of ''The Fairy Godmother'', Lily [[spoiler: playing the role of Queen-Consort Sable]] in ''The Sleeping Beauty''. Single women in power must beware of loneliness in case The Tradition sends them a Cad, a Rake, or some other betrayer who will take advantage of them.
** Making sure that the elements aren't in place for The Tradition to do this plays an important part of ''The Fairy Godmother''. The would-be Cad is turned into a Knight Protector, ensuring that The Tradition is now more interested in making sure that he lives up to ''that'' role rather than keep trying to shove him into the Cad role. This also ensures that Elena can have a successful relationship with him, which stymies The Tradition from sending any more Betrayers after her.
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Mother]]: [[spoiler: Queen Cassiopeia sacrifices her own daughter to a dragon via a rigged lottery when it looks like Andromeda is becoming a threat. Even her co-conspirator Solon the Evil Sorcerer is disgusted at how eager she is to murder her own child.]]
* WickedStepmother: Played straight and averted. The Tradition can turn previously decent women bitter when they become stepmothers unless outside forces act to help. Aleksia's stepmother just barely averted it thanks to counseling by Godmother Veroushka.
** In ''Beauty and the Werewolf'' [[spoiler: Belle is told by Elena that she, by being so controlling of the household, accidentally saved her stepmother from that fate.]]

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* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Aleksia in ''The Snow Queen''; Elena for much of ''The Fairy Godmother'', Lily [[spoiler: playing the role of Queen-Consort Sable]] in ''The Sleeping Beauty''. Single women in power must beware of loneliness in case The Tradition sends them a Cad, a Rake, or some other betrayer who will take advantage of them.
** Aleksia in ''The Snow Queen''
** Elena for much of ''The Fairy Godmother''.
Making sure that the elements aren't in place for The Tradition to do this plays an important part of ''The Fairy Godmother''.that story. The would-be Cad is turned into a Knight Protector, ensuring that The Tradition is now more interested in making sure that he lives up to ''that'' role rather than keep trying to shove him into the Cad role. This also ensures that Elena can have a successful relationship with him, which stymies The Tradition from sending any more Betrayers after her.
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Mother]]: [[spoiler: Queen Cassiopeia sacrifices her own daughter to a dragon via a rigged lottery when it looks like Andromeda is becoming a threat. Even her co-conspirator Solon ** Lily [[spoiler:playing the Evil Sorcerer is disgusted at how eager she is to murder her own child.]]
role of Queen-Consort Sable]] in ''The Sleeping Beauty''.
* WickedStepmother: Played straight and averted. The Tradition can turn previously decent women bitter when they become stepmothers unless outside forces act to help. help.
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Aleksia's stepmother just barely averted it thanks to counseling by Godmother Veroushka.
** Wicked Mother: [[spoiler:Queen Cassiopeia]] sacrifices her own daughter [[spoiler:to a dragon via a rigged lottery]] when it looks like Andromeda is becoming a threat. Even her co-conspirator [[spoiler:Solon the Evil Sorcerer]] is disgusted at how eager she is to murder her own child.
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In ''Beauty and the Werewolf'' [[spoiler: Belle [[spoiler:Belle is told by Elena that she, by being so controlling of the household, accidentally saved her stepmother from that fate.]]



* WomanScorned: Rusalkas, Wilis. All are young women used and discarded by men who after their deaths walk as otherworldly beings bend on revenging themselves on all men that cross their path. They are capable of redemption if they truly forgive the man that caused their pain and despair, but it is very difficult to forgive both the men and themselves. [[spoiler: Guiliette the Wili manages it in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming combined with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]

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* WomanScorned: Rusalkas, Wilis. All are young women used and discarded by men who after their deaths walk as otherworldly beings bend on revenging themselves on all men that cross their path. They are capable of redemption if they truly forgive the man that caused their pain and despair, but it is very difficult to forgive both the men and themselves. [[spoiler: Guiliette [[spoiler:Guiliette the Wili manages it in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming combined with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]
24th Oct '17 8:43:17 AM loracarol
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** The formerly human Rusalka that Sasha meets is an example too, after a talk with him she promises not to drown young men but scare them into good behaviour and also warn and educate girls on how to recognize blackguards. The second time Sasha encounters her she has kept her promise.[[spoiler: She even keeps guard on him while he sleeps and tells him he is a good man.]]

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** The formerly human Rusalka that Sasha meets is an example too, after a talk with him she promises not to drown young men but scare them into good behaviour and also warn and educate girls on how to recognize blackguards. The second time Sasha encounters her she has kept her promise.[[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She even keeps guard on him while he sleeps and tells him he is a good man.]]
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