History Literature / TheLastUnicorn

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Lir sacrifices his life protecting the unicorn from the Red Bull, and is resurrected by the unicorn afterward... but the unicorn cannot stay with him, leaving him as heir to a throne he doesn't want, ruling over a wretched people in a land he hates, with no more joy in his rule than Haggard ever had. His only reward is that the unicorn will remember his love for all eternity]].

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Lir [[spoiler:Lír sacrifices his life protecting the unicorn from the Red Bull, and is resurrected by the unicorn afterward... but the unicorn cannot stay with him, leaving him as heir to a throne he doesn't want, ruling over a wretched people in a land he hates, with no more joy in his rule than Haggard ever had. His only reward is that the unicorn will remember his love for all eternity]].
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Their quest takes them to the barren lands of the embittered King Haggard, master of the Red Bull, and his naive foster son Prince Lír. It is here that the unicorn, superior and aloof to all mortals, is [[HumanityEnsues transformed into a mere human]], taking the name "Lady Amalthea", forced to see and suffer human weakness and emotion firsthand.

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Their quest takes them to the barren lands of the embittered King Haggard, master of the Red Bull, and his naive foster son Prince Lír. It is here that the unicorn, superior and aloof to all mortals, is [[HumanityEnsues transformed into a mere human]], taking the name "Lady Amalthea", forced to see and suffer human weakness and emotion firsthand.



** Lír is the only one to make even a single sound of mourning for [[spoiler:King Haggard's death]].
* AllTakeAndNoGive: King Haggard. Beautifully demonstrated when the unicorn is first turned into a woman, and both Haggard and Lir look into her eyes. Lir's eyes reflect the light radiating from her eyes, while Haggard's reflect none of it back, as if hoarding it away somewhere.

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** Lír is the only one to make even a single sound of mourning for [[spoiler:King Haggard's death]].
* AllTakeAndNoGive: King Haggard. Beautifully demonstrated when the unicorn is first turned into a woman, and both Haggard and Lir Lír look into her eyes. Lir's Lír's eyes reflect the light radiating from her eyes, while Haggard's reflect none of it back, as if hoarding it away somewhere.



* BabiesEverAfter: Hagsgate is afraid to have children because of the prophecy that their prosperity depends on Haggard, and one of their children will bring him down. At the end, when it has been fulfilled, Prince Lír urges the people of Hagsgate to start families.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Hagsgate is afraid to have children because of the prophecy that their prosperity depends on Haggard, and one of their children will bring him down. At the end, when it has been fulfilled, Prince Lír urges the people of Hagsgate to start families.



* BerserkButton: For the unicorn, being confused for a horse, or compared to a mortal in any way. [[spoiler:The death of Prince Lír by the Red Bull]].

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* BerserkButton: For the unicorn, being confused for a horse, or compared to a mortal in any way. [[spoiler:The death of Prince Lír by the Red Bull]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Last Unicorn finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret--experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns--[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]].]] And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing [[spoiler:to have known love]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Last Unicorn finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret--experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns--[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]].]] And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing [[spoiler:to have known love]].



* ChildlessDystopia: Hagsgate, due to a prophecy that a child from the town would bring down the king. [[spoiler:And it turns out to be true. Haggard adopted his son Lír as a baby, when he found the abandoned infant on a street in Hagsgate surrounded by a group of cats trying to keep him from freezing to death. Lír unwittingly causes Haggard's downfall by enabling the unicorn to defeat the Red Bull.]]

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* ChildlessDystopia: Hagsgate, due to a prophecy that a child from the town would bring down the king. [[spoiler:And it turns out to be true. Haggard adopted his son Lír as a baby, when he found the abandoned infant on a street in Hagsgate surrounded by a group of cats trying to keep him from freezing to death. Lír unwittingly causes Haggard's downfall by enabling the unicorn to defeat the Red Bull.]]



** Lír starts off as a lazy schmuck, but eventually rises to become a hero (to impress Amalthea), [[spoiler:fights the Red Bull, [[HeroicSacrifice lays down his life to save the unicorn,]] and becomes King.]] In the sequel, [[spoiler:he dies saving a small girl from a griffin.]]

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** Lír starts off as a lazy schmuck, but eventually rises to become a hero (to impress Amalthea), [[spoiler:fights the Red Bull, [[HeroicSacrifice lays down his life to save the unicorn,]] and becomes King.]] In the sequel, [[spoiler:he dies saving a small girl from a griffin.]]



-->'''King Haggard:''' ''(to Amalthea)'' Your eyes! Your eyes have become empty as Lír's, as any eyes that... never saw unicorns.

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-->'''King Haggard:''' ''(to Amalthea)'' Your eyes! Your eyes have become empty as Lír's, as any eyes that... never saw unicorns.



* FunctionalGenreSavvy: Several characters, particularly Lír, who makes a much-quoted speech about the proper order of things during the climax of the story.

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* FunctionalGenreSavvy: Several characters, particularly Lír, who makes a much-quoted speech about the proper order of things during the climax of the story.



* GoThroughMe: Lír to the Red Bull, twice. Tragically, he doesn't survive the second time.

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* GoThroughMe: Lír to the Red Bull, twice. Tragically, he doesn't survive the second time.



** Lír displays this trait when warned by Schmendrick not to chase after the unicorn. He then realizes that ''that'' path is the one that leads to Haggard's dissatisfaction and tyranny.

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** Lír displays this trait when warned by Schmendrick not to chase after the unicorn. He then realizes that ''that'' path is the one that leads to Haggard's dissatisfaction and tyranny.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:That would be Lír. Twice ... again, alongside Malka in Two Hearts. Leaving The Unicorn to make the heartbreaking choice of who to save ...]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:That would be Lír. Twice ... again, alongside Malka in Two Hearts. Leaving The Unicorn to make the heartbreaking choice of who to save ...]]



* HerosMuse: Amalthea to Lír.
* HiddenDepths: Haggard has sent away everyone except the absolute minimum staff in his castle, because he won't keep anything around that doesn't make him happy. There are so few people left, in fact, that he and Lír have to help with the cooking and doing shifts on guard duty. However, this indicates that doing these things actually ''does'' make Haggard at least a little happy. If they didn't, he would be happier with the extra employees (which makes sense - having work he needs to attend to is better than just sitting on his throne all day doing nothing).
* HistoryRepeats: The story reveals that Lady Amalthea/The Last Unicorn and Lír are not the first [[InterspeciesRomance unicorn and human couple to be romantically involved]]. A male unicorn lost his immortality, fell in love in a mortal woman, they lived happy, [[TrueCompanions grew old and died together]].

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* HerosMuse: Amalthea to Lír.
* HiddenDepths: Haggard has sent away everyone except the absolute minimum staff in his castle, because he won't keep anything around that doesn't make him happy. There are so few people left, in fact, that he and Lír have to help with the cooking and doing shifts on guard duty. However, this indicates that doing these things actually ''does'' make Haggard at least a little happy. If they didn't, he would be happier with the extra employees (which makes sense - having work he needs to attend to is better than just sitting on his throne all day doing nothing).
* HistoryRepeats: The story reveals that Lady Amalthea/The Last Unicorn and Lír are not the first [[InterspeciesRomance unicorn and human couple to be romantically involved]]. A male unicorn lost his immortality, fell in love in a mortal woman, they lived happy, [[TrueCompanions grew old and died together]].



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Unicorns, Molly, and Lír.
* IndifferentBeauty: The Lady Amalthea, who is aware of how ethereally beautiful King Haggard, Prince Lir, and the four guards find her, but couldn't care less and barely sends them a glance.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Unicorns, Molly, and Lír.
* IndifferentBeauty: The Lady Amalthea, who is aware of how ethereally beautiful King Haggard, Prince Lir, Lír, and the four guards find her, but couldn't care less and barely sends them a glance.glance.
* IronicHell: The town of Hagsgate. When Haggard refused to pay the witch who built his castle, she went to them and asked them to force his hand; they did nothing. Her curse was impressively ironic;
-->''You whom Haggard holds in thrall\\
share his feast and share his fall.\\
You shall see your fortune flower\\
till the torrent takes the tower.\\
Yet none but one of Hagsgate town\\
may bring the castle swirling down.
** Result: The people of the town became terrified of one of their children taking the curse for granted and overthrowing Haggard, and chose not to have ''any.'' It's implied that they were abandoning their children to die of exposure; Drinn tells a story of how he came across a foundling in the town square in the dead of winter, surviving due to every cat in town curling up around it. He chased the cats away and went home. Not long afterwards, Haggard announced he had an heir; the child grew up to be Lír.



* KnightInShiningArmor: Lír.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Lír.



* LeaveYourQuestTest: Amalthea tries to back out just before the final battle. Her lover, Prince Lír, is an experienced hero and insists that it can't end this way -- even though if she stayed human they could marry and be happy together. The same event could also be considered a test for ''him''.

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* LeaveYourQuestTest: Amalthea tries to back out just before the final battle. Her lover, Prince Lír, is an experienced hero and insists that it can't end this way -- even though if she stayed human they could marry and be happy together. The same event could also be considered a test for ''him''.



* LegacyCharacter: When Lír declares he will find the Unicorn at any cost at the end, it's noted he looks like Haggard for the first time. Schmendrick advises against it.

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* LegacyCharacter: When Lír declares he will find the Unicorn at any cost at the end, it's noted he looks like Haggard for the first time. Schmendrick advises against it.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: After the day has been saved, Lír decides to look for the Unicorn. Schmendrick tells him not to, and briefly Lír's rage turns him into Haggard Jr. He realizes before it's too late that it would be a fruitless, self-destructive search.
** Amalthea's love for Lír also counts, because in loving Lír she comes to completely forget her past and true self as a unicorn, though she recovers some of it before the end.
* LoveMartyr: ''Oh, Lír.''

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: After the day has been saved, Lír decides to look for the Unicorn. Schmendrick tells him not to, and briefly Lír's rage turns him into Haggard Jr. He realizes before it's too late that it would be a fruitless, self-destructive search.
** Amalthea's love for Lír also counts, because in loving Lír she comes to completely forget her past and true self as a unicorn, though she recovers some of it before the end.
* LoveMartyr: ''Oh, Lír.''



* MayflyDecemberRomance: Prince Lír and the unicorn... sort of. As Lady Amalthea, she's as human and mortal as he is, and when she's turned back into the immortal unicorn she can no longer feel love for him, but he still loves her all the same.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Prince Lír and the unicorn... sort of. As Lady Amalthea, she's as human and mortal as he is, and when she's turned back into the immortal unicorn she can no longer feel love for him, but he still loves her all the same.



** 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'', in which his three children are turned into swans and bound to three lakes, for three hundred years each per lake.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Lir sacrifices his life protecting the unicorn from the Red Bull, and is resurrected by the unicorn afterward... but the unicorn cannot stay with him, leaving him as heir to a throne he doesn't want, ruling over a wretched people in a land he hates, with no more joy in his rule than Haggard ever had. His only reward is that the unicorn will remember his love for all eternity]].



* NotSoDifferent: Discussed. The Lady Amalthea initially has no interest in Lir because she sees that he wants her just as the Red Bull did, and it frightens her. [[spoiler:After she is restored to a unicorn]], Prince Lir demands to know where she is and states that he must have her, and for a moment he looks just as Haggard did.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Since Haggard removed anything that didn't make him happy from his castle, his court consists of himself, Lír, a court magician, and four septuagenarian men at arms. And because they're so short-handed, every one of them, including the king and his heir, have to take turns guarding the castle, cooking meals, and cleaning the place.

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* NotSoDifferent: Discussed. The Lady Amalthea initially has no interest in Lir Lír because she sees that he wants her just as the Red Bull did, and it frightens her. [[spoiler:After she is restored to a unicorn]], Prince Lir Lír demands to know where she is and states that he must have her, and for a moment he looks just as Haggard did.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Since Haggard removed anything that didn't make him happy from his castle, his court consists of himself, Lír, a court magician, and four septuagenarian men at arms. And because they're so short-handed, every one of them, including the king and his heir, have to take turns guarding the castle, cooking meals, and cleaning the place.



* PainfulRhyme: [[invoked]] Lír's love poetry to Amalthea uses this as a form of StylisticSuck (since his poetry is ''supposed'' to be terrible):

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* PainfulRhyme: [[invoked]] Lír's love poetry to Amalthea uses this as a form of StylisticSuck (since his poetry is ''supposed'' to be terrible):



* ThePowerOfLove: The desire to be someone worthy of Amalthea's love spurns Lír to change from a lazy coward into a GenreSavvy hero.

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* ThePowerOfLove: The desire to be someone worthy of Amalthea's love spurns Lír to change from a lazy coward into a GenreSavvy hero.



* ProphecyTwist: Haggard's previous magician, Mabruk, tells Haggard, "You have let your doom in by the front door, but it will not depart that way!" [[spoiler:We assume that he's referring to Amalthea (and maybe that's all that he realizes). But Haggard's doom is actually caused by Lír, whom Haggard adopted as a baby and, one would presume, brought him into the castle via the front door. If Lír hadn't sacrificed his life, the unicorn would have just gone into the sea and would not have fought back against the Red Bull.]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Haggard's previous magician, Mabruk, tells Haggard, "You have let your doom in by the front door, but it will not depart that way!" [[spoiler:We assume that he's referring to Amalthea (and maybe that's all that he realizes). But Haggard's doom is actually caused by Lír, whom Haggard adopted as a baby and, one would presume, brought him into the castle via the front door. If Lír hadn't sacrificed his life, the unicorn would have just gone into the sea and would not have fought back against the Red Bull.]]



* ReallyWasBornYesterday: Amalthea. Haggard and Lír discuss this trope when they see her approaching the castle.

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* ReallyWasBornYesterday: Amalthea. Haggard and Lír discuss this trope when they see her approaching the castle.



* ScrewDestiny: Just before the final encounter with the Red Bull, Lady Amalthea [[spoiler:wants to back out, marry Lír, and live happily ever after--Lír is the one who insists that the story can't end that way.]]

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* ScrewDestiny: Just before the final encounter with the Red Bull, Lady Amalthea [[spoiler:wants to back out, marry Lír, and live happily ever after--Lír is the one who insists that the story can't end that way.]]



* TakingTheBullet / DivingSave: [[spoiler:Prince Lír jumps in front of the charging Red Bull to save the unicorn, killing the prince instantly.]] Cue BerserkButton.

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* TakingTheBullet / DivingSave: [[spoiler:Prince Lír jumps in front of the charging Red Bull to save the unicorn, killing the prince instantly.]] Cue BerserkButton.



* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Seeing Lír face down the Red Bull fills Schmendrick with magic permanently, turning him from an IneptMage to TheArchmage. He is even able to turn a human being into a unicorn, a feat his master Nikos himself was unable to perform.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Seeing Lír face down the Red Bull fills Schmendrick with magic permanently, turning him from an IneptMage to TheArchmage. He is even able to turn a human being into a unicorn, a feat his master Nikos himself was unable to perform.]]



* TheWisePrince: Lír, after he's changed by having been in love with Amalthea.

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* TheWisePrince: Lír, after he's changed by having been in love with Amalthea.
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Schmendrick. He was [[CursedWithAwesome cursed to stop aging]] by Nikos, under the condition that he find out who and what he was. [[CaptainObvious It's implied that he's much older than he looks. WordOfGod says he's anywhere from 40 to 60.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Schmendrick. He was [[CursedWithAwesome cursed to stop aging]] by Nikos, under the condition that he find out who and what he was. [[CaptainObvious It's implied that he's much older than he looks.looks]]. WordOfGod says he's anywhere from 40 to 60.]]
30th Sep '17 10:46:20 AM CLT009
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* CentralTheme: Innocence: [[IncorruptiblePurePureness its value]], [[AmbiguousInnocence its]] [[TrueNeutral various]] [[PureIsNotGood problems]], and [[ComingOfAgeStory its]] [[GrowingUpSucks inevitable]] [[BitterSweetEnding loss]].


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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: King Haggard is a ''frightening'' [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggeration]] of what might happen to someone who never found a purpose and never stopped looking for one anyway. Even the unicorns merely distract him from the emptiness inside.
29th Sep '17 7:04:46 AM hullflyer
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* HiddenDepths: Haggard has sent away everyone except the absolute minimum staff in his castle, because he won't keep anything around that doesn't make him happy. There are so few people left, in fact, that he and Lír have to help with the cooking and doing shifts on guard duty. However, this indicates that doing these things actually ''does'' make Haggard at least a little happy. If they didn't, he would be happier with the extra employees (which makes sense - having work he needs to attend to is better than just sitting on his throne all day doing nothing).
7th Sep '17 11:14:33 AM Ciara25
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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: The unicorn's frightening personality change following her transformation. The narration even starts referring to her and 'the Lady Amalthea' after calling her 'the girl' for the first part of her stay in the castle.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: The unicorn's frightening personality change following her transformation. The narration even starts referring to her and as 'the Lady Amalthea' after calling her 'the girl' for the first part of her stay in the castle.
6th Sep '17 10:47:54 PM mlsmithca
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* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:The 'Lady Amalthea' personality essentially dies when Schmendrick restores the unicorn to its' rightful form.]]

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* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:The 'Lady Amalthea' personality essentially dies when Schmendrick restores the unicorn to its' its rightful form.]]
6th Sep '17 10:26:53 PM Ciara25
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* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:The 'Lady Amalthea' personality essentially dies when Schmendrick restores the unicorn to its' rightful form.]]



* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: The unicorn's frightening personality change following her transformation.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: The unicorn's frightening personality change following her transformation. The narration even starts referring to her and 'the Lady Amalthea' after calling her 'the girl' for the first part of her stay in the castle.
19th Apr '17 11:31:19 PM Give1Take2
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: King Haggard. Beautifully demonstrated when the unicorn is first turned into a woman, and both Haggard and Lir look into her eyes. Lir's eyes reflect the light radiating from her eyes, while Haggard's reflect none of it back, as if hoarding it away somewhere.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When the unicorn blows off the princess that tries to summon her because she thinks her time is more valuable than a mortal's, Molly wistfully remarks that she wishes unicorn could turn into something mortal that can't wait. The next chapter, this is exactly what happens.



* BerserkButton: For the unicorn, [[spoiler:the death of Prince Lír by the Red Bull]].

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* BerserkButton: For the unicorn, [[spoiler:the being confused for a horse, or compared to a mortal in any way. [[spoiler:The death of Prince Lír by the Red Bull]].Bull]].
** Captain Cully ''hates it'' when people unfavorably compare him to RobinHood.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The unicorn warns Mommy Fortuna that the harpy will turn on her, and then there will be nothing left of her carnival but the sound of a spider weeping. The next chapter, that's exactly what happens.
** Molly remarks at one point that she wishes the unicorn could become a mortal creature, just for a little while, so she can learn to to appreciate what little time mortals have.



* HarpingOnAboutHarpies

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* HarpingOnAboutHarpiesHarpingOnAboutHarpies: Calaeno, the harpy held prisoner by Mommy Fortuna.



* IndifferentBeauty: The Lady Amalthea, who is aware of how ethereally beautiful King Haggard, Prince Lir, and the four guards find her, but couldn't care less and barely sends them a glance.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Molly Grue, all but stated to be this.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Molly Grue, Grue is all but stated to be this.



* TheLoad: Downplayed. After Haggard allows the trio to stay in his castle, Schmendrick and Molly are immediately put to work as Haggard's personal jester and scullery maid, while the Lady Amalthea is left free to roam the castle. However, the trio make no headway finding her people for ''months'' because Schmendrick and Molly are too busy working all hours to search the castle, while the Lady Amalthea can't be bothered to do anything but sulk about being human. [[spoiler:Once she forgets ever being a unicorn, Molly and Schmendrick then have to do all the work of finding her people for her, while dragging her unwilling self along.]]



* NotSoDifferent: Discussed. The Lady Amalthea initially has no interest in Lir because she sees that he wants her just as the Red Bull did, and it frightens her. [[spoiler:After she is restored to a unicorn]], Prince Lir demands to know where she is and states that he must have her, and for a moment he looks just as Haggard did.



* WildWilderness

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* WildWildernessWildWilderness: The wilderness outside the last unicorn's lilac wood, which causes her a lot of exhaustion and hardship.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: Maybe not "real," but the illusion of Arachne in Mommy Fortuna's Carnival is stronger than all the others, because the spider posing as Arachne ''believes'' it's real.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Molly Grue is implied to look older than she is because a hard life of {{barefoot poverty}} out in the woods made her pinched, cynical, and aged before her time. (This is in contrast to Schmendrick, who is OlderThanTheyLook.)
21st Feb '17 9:58:20 AM Bense
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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: The skull.

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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: The skull.skull obviously has no eyes, but sees just fine without them. The Red Bull is also blind, apparently working by other senses.



* JustLikeRobinHood: Captain Cully and his outlaw gang certainly aspire to be, but instead are quite the opposite. They rob the poor because they can't fight back, and pay off the rich to turn a blind eye.

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* JustLikeRobinHood: Captain Cully and his outlaw gang certainly aspire to be, but instead are quite the opposite. They rob the poor because they can't fight back, and pay off the rich to turn a blind eye. When Schmendrick creates an image of Robin Hood the gang quickly runs after him, desperate to join the Merry Men.



* LoadBearingBoss: King Haggard.

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* LoadBearingBoss: King Haggard.When the Red Bull is defeated, Haggard's castle collapses.



* NakedOnArrival: Due to an aversion of MagicPants, this is the unicorn's human form at first sight.

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* NakedOnArrival: Due to an aversion of MagicPants, this is the unicorn's human form at first sight. Interestingly, she is so unearthly in her beauty that nobody at Haggard's castle seems to notice that she's naked under the tatters of Schmendrick's cloak until it's pointed out to them.



* ThePardon: The king pardons the outlaws at the end.

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* ThePardon: The king pardons the Captain Cully and his outlaws at the end.



* QuestForTheRest

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* QuestForTheRestQuestForTheRest: The unicorn's search for the rest of her people. As per the normal trope, the quest ends up changing her so that she is still unique even when she succeeds in finding the others.



* VillainousBreakdown: King Haggard has one at the end.

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* VillainousBreakdown: King Haggard has one at the end.end, when he begins to doubt whether Amalthea is really a unicorn or not.



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: This is King Haggard's FatalFlaw, and it even extends to Hagsgate, his town. Everything comes easily to him (and the town doesn't have to work to earn a living) but because everything comes so easily, nothing is satisfying (and the town is basically a prosperous craphole.) Probably one of the reasons why unicorns still interest him is that there's one last unicorn out there he's never captured.

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: WantingIsBetterThanHaving:
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This is King Haggard's FatalFlaw, and it even extends to Hagsgate, his town. Everything comes easily to him (and the town doesn't have to work to earn a living) but because everything comes so easily, nothing is satisfying (and the town is basically a prosperous craphole.) satisfying. Probably one of the reasons why unicorns still interest him is that there's one last unicorn out there he's never captured.captured.
** The village of Hagsgate values its prosperity so much that they haven't had any children in fifty years to try to thwart the witch's curse, and they are so worried about it that they take no joy from their prosperity at all. Any mention by visitors of how well they seem to be doing only reminds them of the curse.
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