History Literature / TheLastUnicorn

25th Mar '16 10:20:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* DeadEyes:
-->'''King Haggard:''' ''(to Amalthea)'' Your eyes! Your eyes have become empty as Lir's, as any eyes that... never saw unicorns.


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* EmptyEyes:
-->'''King Haggard:''' ''(to Amalthea)'' Your eyes! Your eyes have become empty as Lir's, as any eyes that... never saw unicorns.
25th Mar '16 10:19:59 PM AnotherGuy
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* DeadEyes:
-->'''King Haggard:''' ''(to Amalthea)'' Your eyes! Your eyes have become empty as Lir's, as any eyes that... never saw unicorns.
20th Feb '16 11:55:20 PM Chariset
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* AscendedFangirl: Molly Grue never slept a whole night through because she kept waking many times to see if the unicorn she was dreaming about was still there. Now she's on an adventure with the last unicorn in the world to help her find her kind.
* AlasPoorVillain: InUniverse example. Schmendrick, in spite of his loathing of Mommy Fortuna, is brought to tears at the sheer horror and brutality of her death by the harpy.

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* AscendedFangirl: Molly Grue never slept a whole night through because stopped believing in unicorns, even when she kept waking many times to see if the unicorn stopped believing she was dreaming about was still there. Now she's on an adventure with worthy to see one. Then she became instrumental in helping the last unicorn in the world to help her find her kind.
free the others.
* AlasPoorVillain: InUniverse example. Schmendrick, in spite of his loathing of Mommy Fortuna, weeps after she is brought to tears at the sheer horror and brutality of her death killed by the harpy. harpy.
** Lír is the only one to make even a single sound of mourning for [[spoiler:King Haggard's death]].



-->'''Schmendrick:''' With a word and a wave, he [Nikos] transformed the unicorn into a handsome young man, who woke, and seeing the astonished bowmen gaping there, charged upon them and killed them all. His sword was of a twisted, tapering design, and he trampled the bodies when the men were dead.

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-->'''Schmendrick:''' With a word and a wave, he [Nikos] transformed the unicorn into a handsome young man, who woke, and seeing the astonished bowmen gaping there, charged upon them and killed them all. His sword was of a twisted, tapering design, and he trampled the bodies when the men were dead.



** This is foreshadowed by a story Schmendrick tells about his own teacher Nikos turning a unicorn stallion into a human man. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Nikos could not reverse the spell, and the unicorn/man died in comfortable old age. The protagonist unicorn is horrified.]]

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** This is foreshadowed by a story Schmendrick tells about his own teacher Nikos turning a unicorn stallion into a human man. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Unfortunately, Nikos could not reverse the spell, and the unicorn/man died in comfortable old age. The protagonist unicorn is horrified.]]



* ShownTheirWork: Unicorns are not "horses with horns", and the book acknowledges that. The unicorn is a creature mashup like a griffin or hippocampus: she has a lion's tail, a goat's beard and cloven hooves.

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* ShownTheirWork: Unicorns are not "horses with horns", and the book acknowledges that. The unicorn is a creature mashup like a griffin or hippocampus: she has deer legs, cloven hooves, a lion's tail, a goat's beard and cloven hooves.tail... But she has an old, wild grace that makes all her contradictory parts work.



%%** King Haggard. %%Context?
** The harpy tries to kill the unicorn right after she frees her, but thankfully turns her attention to Mommy Fortuna and her assistant instead.
** Molly ''begs'' Schmendrick to use his magic to save the unicorn from the Red Bull, but immediately turns on him and calls him an idiot after he does so.
*** She does say she didn't expect him to save her by turning her into a human girl.
** The Lady Amalthea also displays this after they go to live at King Haggard's court, calling Schmendrick a fool for working as his court jester, even though the whole reason he does it is to buy her time to search for her people, which she doesn't use because she's too busy moping about her [[HumanityEnsues unwanted humanity]]. Even Molly calls her out on it.

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%%** King Haggard. %%Context?
** The harpy tries to kill the unicorn right after she frees her, but thankfully turns her attention to her. Fortunately, she bears more of a grudge against Mommy Fortuna and her assistant instead.Rukh.
** Molly ''begs'' Schmendrick to use his magic to save the unicorn from the Red Bull, but immediately turns on him and calls him an idiot after he does so.
*** She does say she didn't expect him to save her
so by turning her into a human girl.
** The Lady Amalthea also displays this after they go to live at King Haggard's court, calling Schmendrick a fool for working as his court jester, even though the whole reason he does it is to buy her time to search for her people, which she doesn't use because she's too busy moping about her [[HumanityEnsues unwanted humanity]].time. Even Molly calls her out on it.
3rd Feb '16 5:00:52 PM AnotherGuy
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*** She does say she didn't expect him to save her by turning her into a human girl.
23rd Jan '16 2:46:40 AM AnotherGuy
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* ShownTheirWork: Unicorns are not "horses with horns", and the book acknowledges that. The unicorn is a creature mashup like a griffin or hippocampus: she has a lion's tail, a goat's beard and cloven hooves.
29th Dec '15 11:39:33 AM Mous
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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish ''sea'' god, most prominent in ''Literature/TheChildrenofLir'', in which his three children are turned into swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.

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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish ''sea'' god, most prominent in ''Literature/TheChildrenofLir'', ''Literature/TheChildrenOfLir'', in which his three children are turned into swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.
29th Dec '15 11:38:56 AM Mous
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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish ''sea'' god, who is most prominent in ''The Children of Lír'', in which his three children are turned into swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.

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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish ''sea'' god, who is most prominent in ''The Children of Lír'', ''Literature/TheChildrenofLir'', in which his three children are turned into swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.
29th Dec '15 11:33:37 AM Mous
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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish *sea* god, who is most prominent in *The Children of Lír*, when his three children are turned into swans- and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.

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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish *sea* ''sea'' god, who is most prominent in *The ''The Children of Lír*, when Lír'', in which his three children are turned into swans- swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.
29th Dec '15 11:32:27 AM Mous
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** Lír isn't just a PunctuationShaker - anyone versed in Irish mythology would recognise the name as that of the Irish *sea* god, who is most prominent in *The Children of Lír*, when his three children are turned into swans- and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.
17th Dec '15 6:46:42 PM nombretomado
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* PunnyName: As well as being a Yiddish word (see above), "Schmendrick the Magician" is also a pun on "MandrakeTheMagician."

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* PunnyName: As well as being a Yiddish word (see above), "Schmendrick the Magician" is also a pun on "MandrakeTheMagician."ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician."
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