History Literature / TheBlackSwan

28th Nov '17 5:25:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Clothilde and Uwe end up being killed by Von Rothbart's magic]].


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* ChickMagnet: Siegfried, even after he stops actively pursuing women.
23rd Aug '17 11:16:23 AM Chariset
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* BadassBookworm: Siegfried is an accomplished rider, hunter, and fighter, but he also knows enough Greek to read Aristophanes and other classical authors in the original.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Odile, though in terms of friendship, not love. She'd known the flock for years but had never bothered trying to get to know them (and had assumed they wouldn't have anything interesting to say anyway).



* GoThroughMe: Three different occasions-Odette for the flock, Siegfried for Odette, and (awesomely) the flock for Odette and Siegfried.

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* GoThroughMe: Three different occasions-Odette occasions -- Odette for the flock, Siegfried for Odette, and (awesomely) the flock for Odette and Siegfried.



* OldManMarryingAChild: One of the "little swans" was taken from an arranged marriage to a cruel older man. Later, when she develops a crush on Siegfried's elderly tutor and wants to marry him, everyone thinks it would be a good arrangement. Most likely because he honestly adores her back and they want happy endings for everyone.

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* OldManMarryingAChild: One of the "little swans" was taken from an arranged marriage to a cruel an older man. Later, when she develops a crush on man. However, the problem was his cruelty (he was known to beat his wives), not his age. She later marries Siegfried's elderly tutor and wants tutor, who likes her but never dared to marry him, everyone thinks it hope that [[MayDecemberRomance a young girl like her would be a good arrangement. Most likely because he honestly adores her back and they want happy endings for everyone.him]].



* RegentForLife: Clothilde.

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* RegentForLife: Clothilde.Clothilde's intentions.
22nd Aug '17 8:59:39 PM PaulA
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* LowerDeckEpisode: This is ''Theatre/SwanLake'' from Odile's point of view.



* PerspectiveFlip: Of ''Swan Lake''.

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* PerspectiveFlip: Of ''Swan Lake''.This is ''Theatre/SwanLake'' from Odile's point of view.
22nd Aug '17 8:59:08 PM PaulA
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* TheAtoner: Siegfried, after a nightmare makes him understand how badly he's acted--in general, not just to the gypsy girl, although she is the catalyst. He begins acting much more kindly towards men in the court and a commoner lover of his, worrying his mother who hoped he would never earn loyalty and thus pose a threat as her successor.



* BelligerentSexualTension: Odile and Benno have a lighter version of this, mostly thanks to their first meeting being... ''interesting''.



* BelligerentSexualTension: Odile and Benno have a lighter version of this, mostly thanks to their first meeting being...''interesting''.
* BigFancyHouse: The Von Rothbart manor is rather luxurious, boasts a very large pond and extensive manicured gardens and also invisible and highly efficient serving spirits, [[spoiler: that are implied to be demonic in nature and bound into servitude by Von Rothbart. They also spy on the inhabitants of the house.]]



* BigFancyHouse: The Von Rothbart manor is rather luxurious, boasts a very large pond and extensive manicured gardens and also invisible and highly efficient serving spirits, [[spoiler: that are implied to be demonic in nature and bound into servitude by Von Rothbart. They also spy on the inhabitants of the house.]]



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: How most men in the story view women, especially Von Rothbart. The finale suggests people are working on fixing this, especially Siegfried due to his character development revolving around him learning respect for women.



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: How most men in the story view women, especially Von Rothbart. The finale suggests people are working on fixing this, especially Siegfried due to his character development revolving around him learning respect for women.



* TheScourgeOfGod: Baron von Rothbart sees himself as this, particularly to the swan maidens [[spoiler:and Clothilde]].



* TheAtoner: Siegfried, after a nightmare makes him understand how badly he's acted-in general, not just to the gypsy girl, although she is the catalyst. He begins acting much more kindly towards men in the court and a commoner lover of his, worrying his mother who hoped he would never earn loyalty and thus pose a threat as her successor.
* TheScourgeOfGod: Baron von Rothbart sees himself as this, particularly to the swan maidens [[spoiler:and Clothilde]].
13th Aug '17 6:26:01 PM Fireblood
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* BadDreams: Siegfried has a lot of this after the gypsy girl kills herself. It is never made clear if it is his own conscience acting out or a supernatural element. But given that he first dreams of a lich gypsy girl before learning of her suicide it can be both.

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* BadDreams: Siegfried has a lot of this after the gypsy girl kills herself. It is never made clear if it is his own conscience acting out or a supernatural element. But given Given that he first dreams of a lich gypsy girl before learning of her suicide suicide, it can be both.both.
* BalefulPolymorph: Odette and the rest of the flock turn into swans due to a spell cast by Baron von Rothbard, in contrast to the {{voluntary shapeshifting}} of Von Rothbard and Odile.



* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Odette and the rest of the flock, in contrast with the voluntary shapeshifting of the Baron and Odile.
11th Aug '17 9:23:05 PM Fireblood
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* MagicKnight: Von Rothbard can skillfully use both magic and his sword. He is [[GenreSavvy aware of]] the {{squishy wizard}} trope, and consciously acted to avert it this way, along with warding himself against any damage from normal weapons. However, he remains unwarded against gold or silver, so he can use a small silver dagger for {{blood magic}}. [[spoiler: It's what does him in at the end.]]



** could quite possibly be a mixture of DoesNotLikeCompetition and even ProperlyParanoid on his part, as well as his general misogyny

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** It could quite possibly be a mixture of DoesNotLikeCompetition not liking competition and even being ProperlyParanoid on his part, as well as his general misogynymisogyny.
23rd Apr '17 9:26:12 AM nombretomado
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[[SwanLake Once upon a time]] there was a princess named Odette who was kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Eric von Rothbart and subjected to an unusual curse: she is human only at night under moonlight; by day she is a beautiful white swan.

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[[SwanLake [[Theatre/SwanLake Once upon a time]] there was a princess named Odette who was kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Eric von Rothbart and subjected to an unusual curse: she is human only at night under moonlight; by day she is a beautiful white swan.



* LowerDeckEpisode: This is ''SwanLake'' from Odile's point of view.

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* LowerDeckEpisode: This is ''SwanLake'' ''Theatre/SwanLake'' from Odile's point of view.
4th Apr '17 7:37:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Also, Queen Clothilde has been manipulating her son his whole life so that she can keep the throne, and even intends on having him killed.

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** Also, Queen Clothilde has been manipulating her son his whole life so that she can keep the throne, and even intends on [[OffingTheOffspring having him killed.killed]].
10th Mar '17 3:42:20 PM JamesAustin
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Not to be confused with the film ''Film/BlackSwan'', or the [[Film/TheBlackSwan1940 swashbuckler movie]].

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Not to be confused with the film ''Film/BlackSwan'', or the [[Film/TheBlackSwan1940 [[Film/TheBlackSwan1942 swashbuckler movie]].
18th Feb '17 3:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHunter: Von Rothbart.
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