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12th May '16 3:20:19 PM Gouken20xx
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** Also, The Childlike Empress's command to the Old Man Of Wandering Mountain... [[TheFourthWallWon'tProtectYou to turn to the beginning of the book...]] [[NoFourthWall She didn't tell him WHICH book...]]


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** And let's not go into the fact the Childlike Empress uses her power as ruler of Fantastica to turn to the beginning of the book YOU are reading, creating a loop only Bastian can break, being effectively part of the loop at that point.


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** Also, a more literal case happens when Bastian uses his light in the Star Cloister... and effectively is given a look at the Fourth Wall.


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* TheFourthWallWon'tProtectYou:
** Bastian looks out at the fourth wall outright of the book he was reading during one chapter...
** And the Childlike Empress outright demands for the Old Man Of Wandering Mountain to read the book that YOU are reading, creating an endless loop based round that one event!
2nd May '16 7:52:35 PM somebob
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* EvilCostumeSwitch: A minor, unintentional version. Bastian's mantle (cloak) was silver until the battle when it was described as black. It remained black for the remainder, even after his switch back to sanity. It was finally left at the House of Change.
9th Apr '16 2:44:34 PM somebob
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Swamps of Sadness and Spook City.



* InformedAttractiveness: Gaya, the dark princess, is described by G'mork as "very beautiful...to me anyway". Given that her admirer is a ferocious werewolf who loves the sinister and fiendish, a human might find her to be a [[EvilIsSexy malevolent yet alluring temptress]], or a stark reminder that other beings' preferences may be a ''tad'' different than our own.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Gaya, the dark princess, is described by G'mork as "very beautiful...to me anyway". Given that her admirer is a ferocious werewolf who loves the sinister and fiendish, a human might find her to be a [[EvilIsSexy malevolent yet alluring temptress]], or a stark reminder that other beings' preferences may be a ''tad'' different than our own.IWishItWereReal



* InformedAttractiveness: Gaya, the dark princess, is described by G'mork as "very beautiful...to me anyway". Given that her admirer is a ferocious werewolf who loves the sinister and fiendish, a human might find her to be a [[EvilIsSexy malevolent yet alluring temptress]], or a stark reminder that other beings' preferences may be a ''tad'' different than our own.



* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Swamps of Sadness and Spook City.



* IWishItWereReal
9th Apr '16 2:42:05 PM somebob
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* InvisibilityCloak: The belt Ghemmal that Xayide gives to Bastian, is made of glass and makes the wearer invisible. Bastian was disconcerted the first time he wore it as he couldn't even see himself so he couldn't take it off without Xayide's help.
13th Mar '16 7:41:02 AM PaulA
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The point of the book was that the book Bastian was reading was luring Bastian into breaking the fourth wall of the book. His scream is heard in the book, Atreyu enters into his image in the second gate to the Southern Oracle, and Bastian actually sees the Childlike Empress as Atreyu first saw her. Eventually, Bastian broke through the fourth wall.
** The narration describing the geography of Fantastica is introduced as a pause in the story to talk directly to the audience.


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** The point of the book was that the book Bastian was reading was luring Bastian into breaking the fourth wall of the book. His scream is heard in the book, Atreyu enters into his image in the second gate to the Southern Oracle, and Bastian actually sees the Childlike Empress as Atreyu first saw her. Eventually, Bastian broke through the fourth wall.
** The narration describing the geography of Fantastica is introduced as a pause in the story to talk directly to the audience.
12th Mar '16 7:30:36 PM somebob
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The point of the book was that the book Bastian was reading was luring Bastian into breaking the fourth wall of the book. His scream is heard in the book, Atreyu enters into his image in the second gate to the Southern Oracle, and Bastian actually sees the Childlike Empress as Atreyu first saw her. Eventually, Bastian broke through the fourth wall.
** The narration describing the geography of Fantastica is introduced as a pause in the story to talk directly to the audience.
28th Feb '16 7:08:39 AM Chris358
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* IAteWhat: In the third episode of the live-action adaptation, Atreyu and Tartus enjoy a meal they got from the escaped Woodlanders children, but when they hear the ingredients, they stop immediately.
31st Jan '16 6:25:40 PM PaulA
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* TheHecateSisters: The Childlike Empress (maiden), Madame Aioula (mother) and Xaiyde (crone). It is up to interpretation whether the three of them actually represents this or not.
30th Jan '16 12:40:39 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* HecateSisters: The Childlike Empress (maiden), Madame Aioula (mother) and Xaiyde (crone). It is up to interpretation whether the three of them actually represents this or not.

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* HecateSisters: TheHecateSisters: The Childlike Empress (maiden), Madame Aioula (mother) and Xaiyde (crone). It is up to interpretation whether the three of them actually represents this or not.
30th Jan '16 12:39:49 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* FisherKing: The Childlike Empress

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* FisherKing: The Childlike EmpressEmpress.
* HecateSisters: The Childlike Empress (maiden), Madame Aioula (mother) and Xaiyde (crone). It is up to interpretation whether the three of them actually represents this or not.
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