History Literature / Winnetou

28th Apr '16 7:14:17 AM goldeneyes
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* AbusiveParents

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* AbusiveParentsAbusiveParents: Carpio's family, in general, forcing him to be someone he couldn't, and not giving a crap about his death somewhere in the wilderness.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Quite a few, especially considering the time the books were written. Tahua is probably the best example in the Wild West. Ntscho-tschi, Winnetou's sister, also qualifies. And Kah-o-oto and young Ashta are not far behind. Ellen, Ribanna's daughter in an earlier version of "Old Firehand", was trained by Winnetou himself since early childhood.
** In the Orient cycle, Amscha, daughter of a Beduin chief, is described as an Amazon. She and Kara Ben Nemsi talk about other women who had led Arabic tribes as sheiks, officially or not. And Ingdscha and Shakeera are at least implied to be able to handle themselves in difficult circumstances, even if we don't get to see them in action much.



* AfterActionHealingDrama
* AfterActionPatchUp
* AgainstMyReligion
* AintTooProudToBeg
* AlasPoorVillain: Old Wabble
* TheAlcoholic: Rattler
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: Averted.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Charlie's colleagues from the rail-road building team. Mostly because he is young, hard-working, does not drink, and is German.

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* AfterActionHealingDrama
AfterActionHealingDrama: Charlie goes through this once or twice.
* AfterActionPatchUp
AfterActionPatchUp: After several battles, a brief mention of patching up the wounded on both sides is made.
* AgainstMyReligion
AgainstMyReligion: Charlie's usual reason for not killing, not scalping and generally letting bad people get away with less punishment than they would probably deserve.
* AintTooProudToBeg
AintTooProudToBeg: Though he is usually a very proud man, when it comes to convincing Winnetou not to go to his certain death, Charlie has no problem with getting on his knees and begging. And crying.
* AlasPoorVillain: Old Wabble
Wabble.
* TheAlcoholic: Rattler
Rattler.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: Averted.
Averted. You can consider yourself lucky if there are cacti or other desert vegetation around, since that means water.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Charlie's colleagues from the rail-road building team. Mostly because he is young, hard-working, does not drink, a non-drinker, and is German.



* AncientAfrica
* AncientTomb
* AndTheAdventureContinues

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* AncientAfrica
AncientAfrica: Charlie's other destination of choice, after the Wild West.
* AncientTomb
AncientTomb: Kara Ben Nemsi stumbles across a few of these.
* AndTheAdventureContinuesAndTheAdventureContinues: There is almost no finality to any of the books, they either blend one into the other, or are left open-ended, with a few mentions regarding part of the characters. Often, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand aren't mentioned.



* ArchangelGabriel
* ArcSymbol

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* ArchangelGabriel
ArchangelGabriel: Mentioned in a few teological discussions about the Kuoran in the Orient cycle. Including a hilarious one between Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadji Halef Omar about whether the Archangel might have made a mistake when he gave Mohammed instructions about the interdictions on eating ham and sausages.
* ArcSymbolArcSymbol: The Silver Lion. The octagonal rings of the Shadows secret organization. The Passiflora. The cross. Interestingly, most symbols are never explained, either because the public knew them, or in order to keep the mystery even beyond the supposed ending of the novel.



* AudienceSurrogate
* AuthorityInNameOnly
* BackToBackBadasses
* BadassBookworm
* BadassBystander
* BadassCrew
* BadassFamily
* BadassInDistress

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* AudienceSurrogate
AudienceSurrogate: Charlie, in the beginning. Whoever is the youngest and most inexperienced character around later on.
* AuthorityInNameOnly
AuthorityInNameOnly: Mayors, sherrifs, policemen, military officers, the occasional sheik or even pasha.
* BackToBackBadasses
BackToBackBadasses: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, ''once''. The rest of the time, they fight side by side. Or, most likely, on physically opposite sides of a trap where they lured their enemies-of-the-week.
* BadassBookworm
BadassBookworm: Charlie is very much a badass, and very, very much a bookworm. To the point where he once refused David Lindsay's offer of an adventure because he wanted to go study the local dialects of the Balkanic region.
* BadassBystander
BadassCrew: In the strictest sense, Robert Surcouf's crew of corsaires is made of these, all the way down to the non-combatant priest. In a broader sense, all teams that form around one hero or another is this.
* BadassCrew
BadassFamily: Winnetou's family, made up of himself, his wise and brave father, his beautiful and resourceful sister, his kind teacher, and eventually his blood-brother.
** Tahua, her BadassPreacher brother I-Khvesti-Pa,and her two famous sons.
* BadassFamily
* BadassInDistress
BadassInDistress: Winnetou and Intschu-tschuna in volume one. Old Shatterhand himself soon afterwards. They both fall under this several times more, either separately or together. Old Firehand, Old Surehand and Apanatschka, as well as their entire group of Westmen acquaintances end up like this at some point.



* BarbarianTribe
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight with young women, partly subverted with older ones. So it's usually a case of aging, occasionally with the narration pointing out she used to be a beauty in her youth. One particular case is that of Tocbela in "Old Surehand". In her case, her great beauty was ruined early on by shock and madness, and she barely recovers a little sanity when she's in her forties and irrevocably changed physically. Her older sister Tahua, also a famous beauty, was also changed by the trials of her ActionGirl lifestyle.

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* BarbarianTribe
BarbarianTribe: The Native Americans are viewed as semi-civilised in most cases, but never as malicious on their own. Individual evilness is a different issue. Same goes for the Arabic tribes.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind
BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Kara Ben Nemsi's confrontation with the spirit/energetic vampire/sorcerer in "The Realm of the Silver Lion".
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight with young women, partly subverted with older ones. So it's usually a case of aging, occasionally with the narration pointing out she used to be a beauty in her youth. One particular case is that of Tocbela in "Old Surehand". In her case, her great beauty was ruined early on by shock and madness, and she barely recovers a little sanity when she's in her forties and irrevocably changed physically. Her older sister Tahua, also a famous beauty, was also changed by the trials of her ActionGirl lifestyle. lifestyle.
** Winnetou himself never suffers more than light wounds and bruises. Amusingly, the most damage he receives comes as a result of running around the forest at night, trying to spy on two enemy camps at the same time. The morning finds him rather dishevelled, scratched and full of resin. As is Old Shatterhand, for the same reasons.



* Bifauxnen: Colma-Puschi. Kah-o-oto. Amscha, the Beduin.

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* Bifauxnen: {{Bifauxnen:}} Colma-Puschi. Kah-o-oto. Amscha, the Beduin.



* BigFancyCastle
* BigFancyHouse

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* BigFancyCastle
BigFancyCastle: Some are actual castles. Others are more like fortresses built straight into the mountain rock. Old Shatterhand is particularly impressed by Tattelah-Satah's "castle".
* BigFancyHouse BigFancyHouse: Conrad Werner and Martha Vogel's house. Judith Silberstein also has several.



* Bishōnen: Winnetou. Apanatschka, the young Comanche chief. Young Eagle, who is distantly related to Winnetou.

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* Bishōnen: {{Bishōnen:}} Winnetou. Apanatschka, the young Comanche chief. Young Eagle, who is distantly related to Winnetou.



* BlasphemousBoast

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* BlasphemousBoastBlasphemousBoast: Some of the bad guys are prone to this. Charlie is usually horrified. In the case Old Cursing-Dry, so is Winnetou. God never fails to punish them, usually using their own words against them.



* BloodFromTheMouth

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* BloodFromTheMouthBloodFromTheMouth: When Old Wabble is dying due to his torso being slowly crushed inside a tree, he vomits blood for a while.
** When Winnetou is shot, the bullet hits his lung, causing an internal hemorragy and blood flows out from his mouth at the moment of his death.



* BornLucky

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* BornLuckyBornLucky: Old Shatterhand. Lampshaded by most other characters.



* CainAndAbel

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* CainAndAbelCainAndAbel: Intschu-tschuna uses the Cain-Abel example to parallel the relationship between the Native Indians and the Whites. The pale-faces are cast as Cain, of course. And even the whites present at the conversation are forced to sort-of agree.



* CataclysmClimax

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* CataclysmClimaxCataclysmClimax: In "Winnetou's Heirs", a serious earthquake solves the problem of the giant statue ''and'' the attacking alliance of enemy tribes.



* CelebrityImpersonator

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** Old Wabble's "it's clear".
* CelebrityImpersonatorCelebrityImpersonator: Some poor fool thought that pretending to be Old Shatterhand is a good idea. While Old Shatterhand was in the general vicinity. Matters are settled with a classic KO delivered by the real one.



* CharacterOverlap

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* CharacterOverlapCharacterOverlap: "Yes, I was Old Shatterhand. Yes, I was Kara Ben Nemsi. Now, I am 'me'."



* ColdBloodedTorture

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* ColdBloodedTortureColdBloodedTorture: What most people who fall prisoner to the Indians can expect, whether they are white or red. It's pointed out that the whites are guilty of similarly bloody and brutal treatment of their own prisoners.
** Some Arabic tribes have their moments as well, especially cruel when it involves a mother and her blind baby, and it's done without a specfic reason. She just happens to belong to the wrong tribe.
*** And when it comes down to it, Old Shatterhand himself is capable of this -- though he only practices psychological torture. Still cold-blooded enough not to cave at the victim's pleas, though.



* ComingOfAgeStory

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* ComingOfAgeStoryComingOfAgeStory: Mostly for Old Shatterhand, but Winnetou has his own evolutional arc.



* ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishmentCoolAndUnusualPunishment: Some of Old Shatterhand's choices concerning their enemies.



* CorporalPunishment

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* CorporalPunishmentCorporalPunishment: What Old Wabble's bandits and "the general" receive as punishment for their evil deeds... at first.
** Done as an institutionalized form of punishment in the Ottoman Empire.



* CrisisOfFaith: Klekih-Petra, in his youth. Old Surehand.

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* CrisisOfFaith: Klekih-Petra, in his youth. Old Surehand.Surehand in the eponymous novel, as mentioned in his conversations with Old Shatterhand. And Old Shatterhand reveals that he himself had not always been exempt.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Charlie, sometimes done intentionally.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Charlie, sometimes done mostly exaggerated intentionally.



* TheCynic: A staple of most bad guys. Charlie is particularly disgusted by this character trait.
* CynicismCatalyst: Tragic events are in the past of most people in the Wild West.

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* TheCynic: A staple of most bad guys. Charlie is particularly disgusted by this character trait.
trait. (Especially in women.)
* CynicismCatalyst: Tragic events are in the past of most people in the Wild West. Some point out to Old Shatterhand that if ''he'' had lived through similar pain, he wouldn't be quite so idealist. This opinion is proven wrong when Winnetou's death pushes Charlie not towards revenge, but towards deeper spiritual development.



* DamselScrappy



* DangerousTerrain

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* DangerousTerrainDangerousTerrain: The salt flats. Any cave they have to enter, on either continent. The hidden icy ravines in the short story featuring Eskimos. Canyons, due to the lack of both hiding places and the possibility to see your enemies coming.



* DarkestAfrica
* DawnOfTheWildWest

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* DarkestAfrica
DarkestAfrica: Charlie eventually makes his way south of the Sahara and ends up here.
* DawnOfTheWildWest DawnOfTheWildWest: Mostly before Charlie's time, but some of its figures are still known.



* DeadManWriting

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* DeadManWritingDeadManWriting: Winnetou's final will.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: Small Hunter.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Small Jonathan Melton/Small Hunter.



* DeathIsDramatic
* DeepSouth

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* DeathIsDramatic
DeathIsDramatic: And usually either instantaneous, or a long, drawn-out affair.
* DeepSouth DeepSouth: The location for most of the adventures featuring Old Death and his brother Horton.



* DeusExMachina: Charlie actually has the nerve to ''complain'' about such occurences in literature. Yes, really.

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* DeusExMachina: Charlie actually has the nerve to ''complain'' about such occurences in literature. Yes, really.he really is a hypocrite.



* DistantFinale

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* DistantFinaleDistantFinale: "Winnetou's Heirs".



* DudeWheresMyRespect?: Old Shatterhand, though most of the time he is too proud to point it out to the culprits. Sometimes, Winnetou will intervene and put them in their place. Occasionally, as in "Satan and Iscariot", it's taken to hilarious extremes, both with the lack of respect and Winnetou's out-of-character reaction. Charlie decides to be amused by the first, and giddily flattered by the latter.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect?: DudeWheresMyRespect: Old Shatterhand, though most of the time he is too proud to point it out to the culprits. Sometimes, Winnetou will intervene and put them in their place. Occasionally, as in "Satan and Iscariot", it's taken to hilarious extremes, both with the lack of respect and Winnetou's out-of-character reaction. Charlie decides to be amused by the first, and giddily flattered by the latter.



* EarnYourHappyEnding
* TheEngineer: Charlie, even after not actually professing anymore.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding
EarnYourHappyEnding: Old Shatterhand lampshades this in "Winnetou's Heirs", and he is referring to ''everyone''. Including his old-time enemies.
* TheEngineer: Charlie, even after not actually professing anymore.anymore, still occasionally proves he has a head for numbers and architecture.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Winnetou, at least as far as Old Shatterhand is concerned... And Charlie himself ends up being the object of any en's devotion and excessive affection, if not outright want.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Winnetou, at least as far as Old Shatterhand is concerned... And Charlie himself ends up being the object of any en's many men's devotion and excessive affection, if not outright want.



* FairForItsDay: Most of Karl May's works were not only FairForItsDay, but actually so progressive for their era it managed to offend a ''lot'' of very different types of people in his native Germany, from the trash papers to the clergy.

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* FairForItsDay: Most of Karl May's works were not only FairForItsDay, but actually so progressive for their era it that they managed to offend a ''lot'' of very different types of people in his native Germany, from the trash papers to the clergy.



* TheFatalist

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* TheFatalistTheFatalist: A staple of most Arabs and Turks. Kara Ben Nemsi is not impressed by it.



* FateWorseThanDeath

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* FateWorseThanDeathFateWorseThanDeath: Slavery, for one. Profound humiliation is a close second.



* FeetofClay
* TheFettered

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* FeetofClay
FeetOfClay: Several pseudo-bad characters come to this conclusion about Old Shatterhand. Needless to say, they are proven wrong -- by circumstances, because he would never bother trying to convince them otherwise.
* TheFetteredTheFettered: Old Shatterhand only lets himself loose ''once'', when Winnetou is killed (though he is hardly rational at that point). It's enough to get an idea what would happen if he did it more often.



* FightingForAHomeland

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* FightingForAHomelandFightingForAHomeland: The Native Americans.



* GeniusBruiser
* GentlemanAdventurer
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* GetItOverWith: Ols Shatterhand.
* GloryDays

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* GeniusBruiser
GeniusBruiser: Old Shatterhand.
* GentlemanAdventurer
GentlemanAdventurer: Sir David Lindsay. Lord Castlepool.
* GentlemanAndAScholar
GentlemanAndAScholar: Old Shatterhand.
* GetItOverWith: Ols Shatterhand.
Old Shatterhand, when threatened with death by his captors. Obviously, they never do.
* GloryDaysGloryDays: In the distant past of both the Arabic cities, and, less popular at the time, the Native Americans.



* TheHeretic
* TheHermit

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* TheHeretic
TheHeretic: Old Wabble.
* TheHermitTheHermit: Tattelah-Satah. The Peder. Marah Durimeh.



* HeroicWannabe

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* HeroicWannabeHeroicWannabe: Old Wabble.



* HiddenElfVillage: Well, they're not elves, but otherwise they probbaly qualify...
* HiddenInPlainSight
* HidingBehindReligion
* HighPriest

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* HiddenElfVillage: The Peder's hidden village. Well, they're not elves, but otherwise they probbaly probably qualify...
* HiddenInPlainSight
HidingBehindReligion: Several representatives of different religions, much to Charlie's distaste.
* HidingBehindReligion
* HighPriest
HighPriest: Tattelah-Satah, in a way.



** Winnetou himself is this to Ribanna's son/daughter (depending on what version of the book you're reading) and acts as a personal trainer to the kid.



* HopeBringer

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* HopeBringerHopeBringer: Old Shatterhand.



* Hypocrite: A lot of the bad guys, and bad women.

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite:}} A lot of the bad guys, and bad women.



* TheIngenue

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* TheIngenueTheIngenue: Martha Vogel. Ingdscha. Subverted with Ntscho-tschi, who is shown to be very mature in her thinking, and knowing a lot about the world despite her relative young age and limited personal experience.



* InjunCountry
* InMysteriousWays: Occasionally, God's ways involve Old Shatterhand in some shape or form.

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* InjunCountry
InjunCountry: The setting for most of the Wild West adventures.
* InMysteriousWays: Occasionally, God's mysterious ways involve Old Shatterhand in some shape or form.



* InvincibleHero
* IronWoobie: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, if one thinks about it and ignores the stoic attitudes.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis
* Jerkass
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner

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* InvincibleHero
InvincibleHero: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come off as this, despite getting captured and/or wounded several times.
* IronWoobie: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, if one thinks about it their actual experiences and ignores the stoic attitudes.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis
IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: The reason you're reading these series in the first place.
* Jerkass
Jerkass: Old Wabble. Santer. The Meltons.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutionerJudgeJuryAndExecutioner: How the Law functions in the Wild West.



* KickTheDog

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* KickTheDogKickTheDog: Old Wabble.



* LockedInTheDungeon

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* LockedInTheDungeonLockedInTheDungeon: Lots of people, including Old Shatterhand once or twice. Though the definition of "dungeon" is a bit loose here.



* MightMakesRight: White man policy in ''any'' setting.

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* MightMakesRight: White man man's policy in ''any'' setting.



* MoralDilemma

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* MoralDilemmaMoralDilemma: Usually involving the rights of Native American tribes, though the situations are rarely black and white.



* MysteryCult

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* MysteryCultMysteryCult: The Shadows.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain

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* NotSoHarmlessVillainNotSoHarmlessVillain: Old Wabble.



* OnlyKnownbyTheirNickname

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* OnlyKnownbyTheirNicknameOnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Often the case even between old friends.



* PacifismBackfire

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* PacifismBackfirePacifismBackfire: Usually for Old Shatterhand.



* PrayerPose

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* PrayerPosePrayerPose: The buried statue in "The Realm of the Silver Lion".



* RealMenLoveJesus

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* RealMenLoveJesusRealMenLoveJesus: Old Shatterhand, and eventually Winnetou.



* SecretIdentity

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* SecretIdentitySecretIdentity: Old Shatterhand is sometimes in situations that require this.
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* BestFriend: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand both acknowledge each other as this, even stating at different moments that they are each other's ''only'' friend, in the "truest, most noble sense of the word".



* BigBrotherMentor: Winnetou to Old Shatterhand, at least at first. They both learn from the other one various skills, but Winnetou is in fact a couple of years older than Charlie.



* ChaseScene
* TheChosenOne
* ChristmasEpisode

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* ChaseScene
ChaseScene: A ''lot''. Their length in both time and space varies from minutes to months and may span continents.
* TheChosenOne
ChildhoodFriends: Charlie and Carpio.
* ChristmasEpisodeTheChosenOne: Old Shatterhand.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Holy Night!"



* FightScene

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* FightSceneFightScene: Many, many, many.
* FirstNameBasis: Old Shatterhand's closest friends can call him Charlie. Winnetou takes it one step further and adapts the name to "Scharlih", which Old Shatterhand seems to be positively enamored with. The fact that the change comes at a distinctly dark and painful moment for Winnetou (after his father and sister are murdered) as well as the contextual conversation where this happens only serve to deepen the meaningful development of their relationship.



* FriendlyEnemy

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* FriendlyEnemyFreudianTrio: Halef - Id, Charlie - Ego, Winnetou - Superego.
* AFriendInNeed: This is generally enough to set Old Shatterhand going faster than lightning, whether that friend is Bloody Fox, Old Surehand, Apanatschka, Bob, Sam Hawkens, Hadji Halef Omar or Martha Vogel. He is hilariously ''less'' concerned about Winnetou, because well, it's ''Winnetou''.
* FriendlessBackground: Old Shatterhand, despite being quite friendly as a person, actually has practically no friends before coming to the West, and no one as close as Winnetou.
* FriendlyEnemy: Pida, Tangua's son.
* FriendshipTrinket: Winnetou's hair lock.



* GoodSamaritan

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* GoodSamaritanGoodSamaritan: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, but also a lot of their many friends as well.



* Hypocrite

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* HypocriteHurtingHero: Winnetou after losing his family. Charlie after losing Winnetou.
* Hypocrite: A lot of the bad guys, and bad women.
** More amusingly, especially since they disagree so rarely, whenever either Winnetou or Old Shatterhand thinks that the other one has gone a bit over-the-top with the bravery and endangered himself pointlessly, only for them to switch roles a bit later on.



* InsultOfEndearment: The dreaded "greenhorn" is always the way Sam Hawkens views Old Shatterhand, no matter how experienced he becomes. He eventually becomes immune to it.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Old Shatterhand tends to make friends with people who are either younger or older than him. Mostly older, both men and women.



* TheLeader

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* TheLeader TheLancer: Either Winnetou or Old Shatterhand, depending on the situation and who is the acting leader at the time.
* TheLeader: Winnetou, even though Old Shatterhand's much more talkative nature might give you a different impression...



* LikeBrotherandSister

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* LikeBrotherandSisterLikeBrotherandSister: Old Shatterhand and Ntscho-tschi, much to her chagrin. In fact, this seems to be Old Shatterhand's approach to most young, attractive women he meets. Their own feelings on the matter vary.



* ObfuscatingStupidity

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* ObfuscatingStupidityObfuscatingStupidity: Old Shatterhand. Occasionally some of his friends as well.
* OldFriend: Carpio in "Holy Night!



* TheOnlyOneITrust: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand.



* ThePampas: Once Charlie goes to South America.

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* ThePampas: Once When Charlie goes to South America.



* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, all the bloody time, and completely honest and open about it, too.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadji Halef Omar.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Pretty much literally Charlie's reaction when Winnetou foreshadows his own death.



* TheRival: Conrad Werner versus Old Shatterhand. Old Shatterhand decides that IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, and bows out of the competition without even acknowledging his feelings to the girl.



* SaveTheVillain: What Old Shatterhand constantly tries to do, though he is surprisingly astute in recognizing faked remorse and shows no mercy when the situation requires it.



* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Charlie gets to hold a lot of friends as they die, and at least one enemy.



* SympathyForTheDevil: Something Charlie can't seem to stop doing...
* SympathyForTheHero: Something that happens to Charlie in "The Realm of the Silver Lion".



* TragicBromance: If read in the context of May's ''entire'' body of work, Winnetou's death marks a deep change in Charlie, who gradually turns inwards and becomes involved in more "spiritual" adventures. This happens in the Orient cycle, though Winnetou is mentioned in the beginning.



* TrueCompanions

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* TrueCompanionsTrueCompanions: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, plus whatever friends they gathered around at any given time.



* WasOnceAMan

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* WasOnceAManWasOnceAMan: The "energetic vampire".



* WhipItGood
* YouLookFamiliar: Karin Dor played the role of Ellen Patterson in ''The Treasure of Silver Lake''. In ''Last of the Renegades'', she played Winnetou's Love Interest, an Indian girl Ribanna. And in "Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death" she plays Mabel, the daughter of major Kingsley.

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* WhipItGood
WhipItGood: Don't give Halef any excuse to reach for his whip.
* WorthyOpponent: What everyone thinks of Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, no matter how much they might want to personally strangle them.
* YouAreNotAlone: Winnetou manages to do this for Charlie... some 30 years after his death. Lampshaded by other characters.
* YouLookFamiliar: Karin Dor played the role of Ellen Patterson in ''The ''Tas,he Treasure of Silver Lake''. In ''Last of the Renegades'', she played Winnetou's Love Interest, an Indian girl Ribanna. And in "Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death" she plays Mabel, the daughter of major Kingsley.
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* ThePampas: Once Charlie goes to South America.


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* ScenicRoute


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* SeaStories: "Surcouf" and "Captain Kaiman".


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* SettingAsACharacter
* SettlingTheFrontier


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* TheShangriLa


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* SnowedIn
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* AFatherToHisMen: Intschu-tschuna, chief of the Apaches. Klekih-Petra was one on the spiritual side. Also, pretty uch every honorable leader, both in the Oriental cycle, as well as the Wild West stories.



* AllDesertsHaveCacti: Averted.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Old Shatterhand and/or Winnetou to... a lot of other people. Practically everybody else, in fact.
* AncientAfrica
* AncientTomb



* ApronMatron: Mother Thick in "Old Surehand".



* AsceticAesthetic: Winnetou's place in "Winnetou's heirs": Bed, table, water jugs. Weapons and Charlie's photo on the wall.



* BarbarianTribe



* Bifauxnen: Colma-Puschi. Kah-o-oto. Amscha, the Beduin.
** Judging by Charlie's observation, when Ntscho-tschi is dressed exactly as Winnetou, it would be easy for the less observant ye to mistake her for Winnetou's younger brother. However, since Winnetou hiself is borderline androgynous...
* BigFancyCastle
* BigFancyHouse



* Bishōnen: Winnetou. Apanatschka, the young Comanche chief. Young Eagle, who is distantly related to Winnetou.



* BornInTheSaddle: The Arabs, especially the Beduins.



* ColdBloodedTorture



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment



* CorporalPunishment



* CrossingTheDesert: So many times, in so many different directions... In the Sahara, there is less "crossing" and more "travelling all over" the desert, with occasional double-backs to earlier locations. They cross the Llano Estacado more often, mostly because, well, it's smaller.



* DarkestAfrica
* DawnOfTheWildWest
* DeadlyDustStorm: In "The Spirit of Llano Estacado" one of these hits the part of the desert where Old Shatterhand was supposed to be. Winnetou, in a different location, sees the storm from afar and worries darkly about his friend.



* DeusExMachina
* DefiantCaptive

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* DeusExMachina
DeepSouth
* DefiantCaptiveDefiantCaptive: Old Shatterhand, when he is not playing along. Old Wabble is a malevolent example.
* DesertBandits: On both sides of the Atlantic. They are called "desert vultures" in the Wild West. The slave caravans in the Sahara also feature prominently.
* DesertSkull: The occasional unburied remains of both people and animals are likely to show up in either of the deserts.
* DeusExMachina: Charlie actually has the nerve to ''complain'' about such occurences in literature. Yes, really.



* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques



* EskimoLand: Setting of one short mystery story.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Winnetou, at least as far as Old Shatterhand is concerned... And Charlie himself ends up being the object of any en's devotion and excessive affection, if not outright want.
* EvilNephew: Jonathan Melton.
* EvilUncle: Thomas Melton.



* FamilyOfChoice: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, choosing each other over literally everyone else, including other relatives and love interests (Charlie), and even God, sort of (Winnetou).



* {{Flanderization}}: In Karl May's early serialized stories Winnetou had a distinct darker, more savage side, but at the years passed the author idealized his hero more an more until he finally became a Christ-like figure and the ultimate NobleSavage.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In Karl FictionalCountry: Ardistan and Dschinnistan from May's early serialized stories Winnetou had a distinct darker, more savage side, later works. Set in the Orient cycle, with some of the same characters, but at the years passed the author idealized his hero more an more until he finally became a Christ-like figure and the ultimate NobleSavage.entirely fictional.



* {{Flanderization}}: In Karl May's early serialized stories Winnetou had a distinct darker, more savage side, but at the years passed the author idealized his hero more an more until he finally became a Christ-like figure and the ultimate NobleSavage.



* FlayingAlive: Charlie gets threatened with this at least twice.
* ForbiddenZone: If you want to be absolutely sure that Charlie will end up in a certain place, slap this name on it. He will be onto it at the speed of light. After taking all necessary (and sometimes unnecessary) precautions, and drafting several back-up plans, of course. (He is not TheTrickster of the series for nothing.)
* ForcedToWatch: In "Treasure of the Silver Lake", Charlie and some companions fall prisoners to the Utahs. They are forced to watch as other prisoners, who were hardened criminals, were brutally tortured with knives and eventually killed with dogs. They avert their eyes, but can't also cover their ears...
** In "Satan and Iscariot", Charlie tells Emery Bothwell about one of his and Winnetou's earlier adventures, which included them and a group of travellers suffer from thirst while crossing the Llano Estacado. While weakend, they are all captured by the Comanches. While there was no current conflict, the Comanches decide to burn them at the stake anyway. They start by killing the other travellers, while Winnetou and Charlie are forced to watch. Their fury at the sight gives them the needed impulse to not only escape in an extremely bold manner, but also that they come back to take ''revenge'' -- one rare exception to their usually "forgiving-your-enemies" policy. For his part, Emery is more creeped out by Charlie's calm and casual retelling of the events, which in themselves were unusually gory.
*** Possibly the most brutal instance of this happens in the second Oriental cycle, where an imprisoned and heavily chained Kara Ben Nemsi is forced to watch as an entire African village (one he was acquainted with, no less) is captured and slaughtered, while he is helpless to either warn or help them fight. And then, the slave-traders select the children. The ones considered to weak have their throats slit, while Kara is again forced to watch, by being whipped across the face.



* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: Tatellah-Satah has one, though it stays off-page.



* HauntedHouse: Some poor fools try to scare Kara Ben Nemsi with one of these. Unfortunately, not only does he not believe in ghosts who wear white sheets, he also believes in kicking the crap out of them.



* HereditaryHairstyle: Probably justified by their native culture, but Young Eagle, who is distantly related to Winnetou, wears his hair in the same fashion.



* HiddenElfVillage: Well, they're not elves, but otherwise they probbaly qualify...
* HiddenInPlainSight



* HonoraryUncle: Kara Ben Nemsi is actually Halef's son ''godfather'', and the boy is named after both of them: Kara Ben Halef. They get along very well.



* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: "Devil's Head", part of the ClimbingClimax in "Old Surehand".
** "Devil's Pulpit" in "Winnetou's Heirs". Charlie's wife Klara mentions the trope practically verbatim. Charlie thinks it sounds "romantic". He also points out that lots of places in Germany have similar names.



* InHarmsWay: Charlie and Winnetou's choice of life style. Lampshaded by Kaho-o-oto.

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* InHarmsWay: Charlie and Winnetou's choice of life style. lifestyle. Lampshaded by Kaho-o-oto.Kaho-o-oto.
* InjunCountry



* LockedInTheDungeon



* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Winnetou.



* OneThousandAndOneNights: Referenced in the Orient cycle, usually with an eye on realistic contrast by Charlie, and with as much panache as possible by Halef, who often compares Kara Ben Nemsi with a glorified Harun Al-Rashid, even when under enemy interrogation. (They actually believe him for five minutes or so, while Kara is fuming in his hiding place and contemplates leaving Halef to his fate for telling them he was looking for a suitable princess to marry.)



* PrettyBoy: Winnetou is ''nearly'' this. The narratorial description manages to make it clear that he is ''visibly'' a badass, but other characters occasionally misjudge his lithe physique and beautiful features as "weak". Naturally, the CurbStompBattle that soon follows such observations sets things straight pretty damn fast.



* ProudWarriorRace: Most of the Native American tribes, the Arabic tribes, the Kurds, various African natives, and a couple of fictional ones.



* ThirstyDesert



* TryandFollow

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* TryandFollowTryAndFollow
* TwilightOfTheOldWest: In "Winnetou's Heirs".
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* BlondesAreEvil: Subverted, mostly with Charlie, who is dark blond. His wife Klara is also blonde. Otherwise, both friends and foes are dark-haired.
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* AintTooProudtoBeg

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* AintTooProudtoBegAintTooProudToBeg



* AlloftheOtherReindeer: Charlie's colleagues from the rail-road building team. Mostly because he is young, hard-working, does not drink, and is German.

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* AlloftheOtherReindeer: AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Charlie's colleagues from the rail-road building team. Mostly because he is young, hard-working, does not drink, and is German.



* AuthorityinNameOnly
* Back-to-BackBadasses

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* AuthorityinNameOnly
AuthorityInNameOnly
* Back-to-BackBadassesBackToBackBadasses



* BewaretheHonestOnes
* BewaretheNiceOnes
* BewaretheSillyOnes
* BewaretheQuietOnes
* BigGood
* BitchinSheep'sClothing
* BlackandWhiteMorality: Karl May's books in general tend to ''look'' like this. But his unshakable idealism makes him to hope for the good in everyone, even when he can't see it. Read carefully, there is a lot more grey to the characters than it seems at first.

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* BewaretheHonestOnes
BewareTheHonestOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* BewaretheNiceOnes
BewareTheNiceOnes: Old Shatterhand.
* BewaretheSillyOnes
BewareTheSillyOnes: Sam Hawkens, Dick Hammerdull, "Aunt" Droll, and most of all, Hobble-Frank.
* BewaretheQuietOnes
BewareTheQuietOnes: Winnetou.
* BigGood
BigGood: Tatellah-Satah in "Winnetou IV". Marah Durimeh in the Orient cycle.
* BitchinSheep'sClothing
BitchInSheepsClothing: Judith Silberstein. Not that Charlie falls for it.
* BlackandWhiteMorality: BlackAndWhiteMorality: Karl May's books in general tend to ''look'' like this. But his unshakable idealism makes him to hope for the good in everyone, even when he can't see it. Read carefully, there is a lot more grey to the characters than it seems at first.



* BlondesAreEvil

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* BlondesAreEvilBlondesAreEvil: Subverted, mostly with Charlie, who is dark blond. His wife Klara is also blonde. Otherwise, both friends and foes are dark-haired.



* BookDumb

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* BookDumbBookDumb: Most of the Westmen, regardless of their actual intelligence levels. Averted with Old Death, who mockingly tells Charlie that he ''did'' have a high-level education... and that he remembers amusedly what an arrogant idiot he used to be.
** Averted with Winnetou himself, as well. While he did not go to any official schools, he and his sister were equally home-schooled by the highly-educated Klekih-Petra. As he grew older, he pretty much learned by himself, and later on Charlie served as a walking encyclopedia on whatever subject Winnetou might have wanted.



* TheBully

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* TheBullyTheBully: Rattler. Toby Spencer.



* CaperRationalization

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* CaperRationalizationCaperRationalization: Done occasionally by Charlie. Mostly to himself, though. Halef's attempts are much more... vehement.



* ChairReveal
* CharityBall: Charlie is planning a charity concert in a Dresden hotel when Winnetou comes to find him in "Satan and Ischariot".

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* ChairReveal
ChairReveal: Done in-story by the narrator (Charlie) to other secondary characters. Always treated as funny, or a happy surprise.
* CharityBall: Charlie is planning a charity concert in a Dresden hotel when Winnetou comes to find him in "Satan and Ischariot". Relax, he wasn't part of the singing choir.



* ChasteHero

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* ChasteHeroChasteHero: Winnetou and Charlie. Probably.



* CoffinContraband
* CoincidenceMagnet: Old Shatterhand. Mysteries that have lasted millenias, secrets that have been buried for decades, hidden identites, faked deaths, he solves them without trying, because he happens to be at the right place at the right time, or do the right thing for the right person. Watching several coincidence trains-of-events converge upon him at the same time can be quite fascinating.
* CombatMedic

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* CoffinContraband
CoffinContraband: In "The Realm of the Silver Lion". Some coffins in the "Death Caravane" do ''not'' contain rotting corpses...
* CoincidenceMagnet: Old Shatterhand. Mysteries that have lasted millenias, secrets that have been buried for decades, hidden identites, identities, faked deaths, fugitives across two or three continents, he stumbles upon all of these and more, and he solves them without trying, because he happens to be at the right place at the right time, or do the right thing for the right person. Watching several coincidence trains-of-events converge upon him at the same time can be quite fascinating.
fascinating.
* CombatMedicCombatMedic: Winnetou, and occasionally Old Shatterhand.



* CombatReferee
* Coming-of-AgeStory
* TheConscience

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* CombatReferee
CombatReferee: Winnetou, tacitly chosen whenever a duel happens, because of both his authority as high chief of the Apaches, and his unblemished reputation of honesty, even when he has to perform this task in duels where one of the participants is Charlie.
* Coming-of-AgeStory
ComingOfAgeStory
* TheConscienceTheConscience: Old Shatterhand. Annoyingly so, in some cases. His friends tend to get GenreSavvy about it, in time.



* ConvertingForLove

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* ConvertingForLoveConvertingForLove: Winnetou, in a way.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: Klekih-Petra. Old Death. Old Shatterhand himself, during "Winnetou's Heirs".



* CrisisOfFaith
* CrouchingMoron,HiddenBadass
* CunningLinguist
* CycleofRevenge: The main reason Old Shatterhand and Winnetou have for actively avoiding revenge is because they know there is no end to it. Of corse, the practice is more difficult than the theory. And the difference between ''justice'' and ''revenge'' is sometimes blurry.

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* CrisisOfFaith
CrisisOfFaith: Klekih-Petra, in his youth. Old Surehand.
* CrouchingMoron,HiddenBadass
CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Charlie, sometimes done intentionally.
* CunningLinguist
CunningLinguist: Charlie knows a lot of languages, and he's as clever as a fox.
* CycleofRevenge: CycleOfRevenge: The main reason Old Shatterhand and Winnetou have for actively avoiding revenge is because they know there is no end to it. Of corse, the practice is more difficult than the theory. And the difference between ''justice'' and ''revenge'' is sometimes blurry.



* DamselinDistress

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* DamselinDistressDamselInDistress: Martha Vogel, though she's clever enough not to be much of a hindrance once Charlie gets to her.



* DancesandBalls: Something Charlie desperately tries to avoid... not always succesfully.
* DanceofRomance: Subverted. Martha Vogel makes one last-ditch attempt at gaining Charlie's attention by inviting him to the ladies'dance during a ball. He refuses, knowing full well what the consequences will be.

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* DancesandBalls: DancesAndBalls: Something Charlie desperately tries to avoid... not always succesfully.
successfully.
* DanceofRomance: DanceOfRomance: Subverted. Martha Vogel makes one last-ditch attempt at gaining Charlie's attention by inviting him to the ladies'dance during a ball. He refuses, knowing full well what the consequences will be.



* DarkandTroubledPast: Believe it or not... Old Shatterhand. A milder case than most, but still. Don't expect him to talk about it on-page, though.

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* DarkandTroubledPast: DarkAndTroubledPast: Believe it or not... Old Shatterhand. A milder case than most, but still. Don't expect him to talk about it on-page, though.



* DidIMentionIt'sChristmas?

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* DidIMentionIt'sChristmas?DidIMentionItsChristmas?: Apparently, Ntscho-tschi and Intschu-tschuna's murder happens somewhere in December, as does the chase for Santer. Charlie and Winnetou's first separation happens either right around Christmas, or immediately after.



* DistressedDude
* DivineIntervention

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* DistressedDude
DistressedDude: Winnetou and Intschu-tschuna falling prisoners to the Kiowas. Old Shatterhand himself more times than it's worth remembering. And Winnetou himself a few times more.
* DivineInterventionDivineIntervention: Some things that happen to Charlie can only be explained this way. And he knows it, too.



* Dude,Where'sMyRespect?: Old Shatterhand, though most of the time he is too proud to point it out to the culprits. Sometimes, Winnetou will intervene and put them in their place. Occasionally, as in "Satan and Ischariot", it's taken to hilarious extremes, both with the lack of respect and Winnetou's out-of-character reaction. Charlie decides to be amused by the first, and giddily flattered by the latter.

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* Dude,Where'sMyRespect?: DudeWheresMyRespect?: Old Shatterhand, though most of the time he is too proud to point it out to the culprits. Sometimes, Winnetou will intervene and put them in their place. Occasionally, as in "Satan and Ischariot", Iscariot", it's taken to hilarious extremes, both with the lack of respect and Winnetou's out-of-character reaction. Charlie decides to be amused by the first, and giddily flattered by the latter.



* Earn Your Happy Ending
* TheEngineer

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* Earn Your Happy Ending
EarnYourHappyEnding
* TheEngineerTheEngineer: Charlie, even after not actually professing anymore.



* EpilogueLetter
* EstablishingCharacterMoment

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* EpilogueLetter
EpilogueLetter: Halef's hilarious letter in the first Orient cycle.
* EstablishingCharacterMomentEstablishingCharacterMoment: Winnetou's first appearance involves him being fair-minded, brave, stoic, quiet, and beautiful. It doesn't change one iota during the following 20-odd volumes. (Well, he gets a bit more open about showing his affection, but that's about it.)



* FaceDeathwithDignity: Pretty much everyone who is ''not'' a DirtyCoward, though usually death itself is avoided. Old Shatterhand is more of a DefiantToTheEnd type if he's irritated enough, but if his attackers treat him respectfully, he responds by not insulting them. But the award on this one must go to Winnetou, who not only predicts his own death with painful clarity and makes plans for both his own burial and the fulfillment of his will, but has to face Charlie's tearful denial and despair at the news to boot.
* FairforItsDay

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* FaceDeathwithDignity: FaceDeathWithDignity: Pretty much everyone who is ''not'' a DirtyCoward, though usually death itself is avoided. Old Shatterhand is more of a DefiantToTheEnd type if he's irritated enough, but if his attackers treat him respectfully, he responds by not insulting them. But the award on this one must go to Winnetou, who not only predicts his own death with painful clarity and makes plans for both his own burial and the fulfillment of his will, but has to face Charlie's tearful denial and despair at the news to boot.
* FairforItsDayFairForItsDay: Most of Karl May's works were not only FairForItsDay, but actually so progressive for their era it managed to offend a ''lot'' of very different types of people in his native Germany, from the trash papers to the clergy.



* FatComicRelief

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* FatComicReliefFatComicRelief: Dick Hammerdull, though he does ''not'' appreciate the fat part. Hobble-Frank as well.



* AFatherToHisMen

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* AFatherToHisMenAFatherToHisMen: Intschu-tschuna. Tattelah-Satah.



* FetishFuelStationAttendant

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* FetishFuelStationAttendantFetishFuelStationAttendant: Winnetou is drop-dead gorgeous, and that's only his most superficial quality.



* Flat-EarthAtheist: Old Wabble
* ForeignCorrespondent
* ForgingScene
* Forgiven,butNotForgotten: Old Shatterhand is kind, not ''stupid''. And Winnetou is even less so.

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* Flat-EarthAtheist: FlatEarthAtheist: Old Wabble
* ForeignCorrespondent
ForeignCorrespondent: What Charlie is sent to work as in the beginning of the "Satan and Iscariot" trilogy. It happens completely off-page, before the main story begins. In a wider sense, however, most of his "travel experiences" fall under the same trope.
* ForgingScene
ForgingScene: Only with a rifle instead of a sword. In the beginning of volume one, gunsmith Henry is working on what will become the Henry rifle. Greenhorn Charlie pokes his curious nose around the prototype. Later on, he receives the first Henry rifle ever made, as a gift.
* Forgiven,butNotForgotten: ForgivenButNotForgotten: Old Shatterhand is kind, not ''stupid''. And Winnetou is even less so.



* TheGamblingAddict

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* TheGamblingAddictTheGamblingAddict: Old Death used to be one in his youth.



* GetItOverWith

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* GetItOverWithGetItOverWith: Ols Shatterhand.



* GodBeforeDogma

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* GodBeforeDogmaGodBeforeDogma: Old Shatterhand, Winnetou, and every other spiritually advanced friend they make along the way.



** Happens to a degree to his spiritual successor, Old Shatterhand. Also a German, but much more younger, still full of optimism and wanderlust, he repeatedly ''refuses'' to stay with the Apaches permanently, despite having took to the native life LikeADuckTakestoWater.
* GoodFortuneFromGod
* GoodIsDumb
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GoodIsOld-Fashioned: Old Shatterhand

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** Happens to a degree to his spiritual successor, Old Shatterhand. Also a German, but much more younger, still full of optimism and wanderlust, he repeatedly ''refuses'' to stay with the Apaches permanently, despite having took to the native life LikeADuckTakestoWater.LikeADuckTakesToWater.
* GoodFortuneFromGod
* GoodIsDumb
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GoodIsOld-Fashioned:
GoodFortuneFromGod: Old ShatterhandShatterhand.
* GoodIsDumb: What a lot of villains tend to think about Winnetou and Old Shatterhand...
* GoodIsNotDumb: ...what a lot of villains ultimately find out about Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. The hard way, of course.
* GoodIsOldFashioned: Old Shatterhand.



* GoodWithNumbers

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* GoodWithNumbersGoodWithNumbers: Old Shatterhand is a very skilled engineer.



** Old Shatterhand himself, though he practically never ''losing'' a contest or battle (except on purpose). But as a comic example, during "In the Reign of the Silver Lion", a convalescent Kara Ben Nemsi goes out for a ride; his CoolArabianHorse gets irritated by a bunch of local kids riding goats and donkeys, and by the time the encounter is over, Kara is on his ass in the dirt, completely stunned that something like this could happen to him. The kids, naturally, make fun of him, but then again, so does he -- and he gets up laughing and throwing them money. And he has no qualms telling Halef and his family about it, either, showing that his amusement wins over his pride in this case.
* GutPunch
* HandshakeRefusal

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** Old Shatterhand himself, though he practically never ''losing'' ''loses'' a contest or battle (except on purpose). But as a comic example, during "In the Reign of the Silver Lion", a convalescent Kara Ben Nemsi goes out for a ride; his CoolArabianHorse gets irritated by a bunch of local kids riding goats and donkeys, and by the time the encounter is over, Kara is on his ass in the dirt, completely stunned that something like this could happen to him. The kids, naturally, make fun of him, but then again, so does he -- and he gets up laughing and throwing them money. And he has no qualms telling Halef and his family about it, either, showing that his amusement wins over his pride in this case.
* GutPunch
GutPunch: Charlie does this occasionally.
* HandshakeRefusalHandshakeRefusal: Old Shatterhand, to people he doesn't like.



* HeavenlyBlue
* Heel–FaithTurn

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* HeavenlyBlue
HeavenlyBlue: Done quite subtly, but Karl May associates bright blue with Heaven, and all the virtues it inspires in other people. Interestingly, Charlie practically never wears it himself.
* Heel–FaithTurnHeelFaithTurn



* TheHeroDies
* HeroicBSOD

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* TheHeroDies
TheHeroDies: Winnetou.
* HeroicBSODHeroicBSOD: Old Shatterhand, after Winnetou dies.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: The friendship of Old Shatterhand and Winnetou is incredibly strong and they trust each other completely. Both have loved a woman very deeply, but both have lost them, so they only have one another as family which adds to the closeness. They call each other "my brother" and they sometimes read each other's ideas.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: The friendship of Old Shatterhand and Winnetou is incredibly strong and they trust each other completely. Both have loved a woman very deeply, but both have lost them, so they only have one another as family which adds to the closeness. They call each other "my brother" and they sometimes always read each other's ideas.thoughts.



* HiddenDepths

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* HiddenDepthsHiddenDepths: Winnetou never gives you the feeling of being shallow. And yet, you would never guess how deep things can get until you read "Winnetou's Heirs"...



* TheHunter

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* TheHunterTheHunter: Old Shatterhand, but also every other Westman out there qualifies as a more or less skilled hunter.



* ICan'tDance: Subverted. Charlie ''can'' dance, and very well. He just doesn't ''like'' to do it.

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* ICan'tDance: ICantDance: Subverted. Charlie ''can'' dance, and very well. He just doesn't ''like'' to do it.



* IdentityAmnesia

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* IdentityAmnesiaIdentityAmnesia: William Ohlert.



* IndianMaiden
* IndianSummer

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* IndianMaiden
IndianMaiden: Ntscho-tschi (Apache). Ribanna (Assiniboins). Kaho-o-oto (Kiowa). Tahua and Tocbela (Moqui). Ashta, both the original and her niece (Sioux).
* IndianSummerIndianSummer: When Charlie and Winnetou first meet.



* InHarm'sWay
* InMysteriousWays

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* InHarm'sWay
InHarmsWay: Charlie and Winnetou's choice of life style. Lampshaded by Kaho-o-oto.
* InMysteriousWaysInMysteriousWays: Occasionally, God's ways involve Old Shatterhand in some shape or form.



* InterdisciplinarySleuth

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* InterdisciplinarySleuthInterdisciplinarySleuth: Old Shatterhand in the beginning of "Winnetou II", after one unfortunate encounter with a hurricane leaves him dirt poor in New York.



* IronWoobie

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* IronWoobieIronWoobie: Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, if one thinks about it and ignores the stoic attitudes.



* Judge,Jury,AndExecutioner
* JumpedAtTheCall

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* Judge,Jury,AndExecutioner
JudgeJuryAndExecutioner
* JumpedAtTheCallJumpedAtTheCall: Charlie usually doesn't think much about acting heroically, though his natural intelligence, pragmatism, encyclopedic knowledge, and eventually his accumulating experience make sure he doesn't act ''stupidly'' heroic.



* KeeptheReward: One off-screen incident has Old Shatterhand save a rich boy from drowning. When his father tries to give him a few dollars as reward (not knowing who he is), an angry Winnetou intervenes and sets things straight. In fact, Old Shatterhand generally manages to avoid whatever rewards are thrown his way, including marriage arrangements; hilariously, he is a lot more demanding when it comes to his rights as an author.
* KicktheDog

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* KeeptheReward: KeepTheReward: One off-screen incident has Old Shatterhand save a rich boy from drowning. When his father tries to give him a few dollars as reward (not knowing who he is), an angry Winnetou intervenes and sets things straight. In fact, Old Shatterhand generally manages to avoid whatever rewards are thrown his way, including marriage arrangements; hilariously, he is a lot more demanding when it comes to his rights as an author.
* KicktheDogKickTheDog



* Let'sGetDangerous

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* Let'sGetDangerousLetsGetDangerous: What happens if you piss off Old Shatterhand. It happens less with Winnetou, but he is actually the deadly one.



* MarkofShame: Old Shatterhand does this twice in "The Black Mustang": first to the two Chinese workers who steal his and Winnetou's weapons (he cuts their long plaits, at Winnetou's suggestion), and then he reattaches those two plaits to the head of Comanche chief Tokvi-Kava. In both cases, the "victims" treat it as a great personal shame, though the Whites present are more confused by the choice of punishment.
* MaybeMagic,MaybeMundane: Happens to Charlie ever so often. Sometimes he tries to ignore the implications, but mostly he ''knows'', and most importantly, he ''believes''.

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* MarkofShame: MarkOfShame: Old Shatterhand does this twice in "The Black Mustang": first to the two Chinese workers who steal his and Winnetou's weapons (he cuts their long plaits, at Winnetou's suggestion), and then he reattaches those two plaits to the head of Comanche chief Tokvi-Kava. In both cases, the "victims" treat it as a great personal shame, though the Whites present are more confused by the choice of punishment.
* MaybeMagic,MaybeMundane: MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Happens to Charlie ever so often. Sometimes he tries to ignore the implications, but mostly he ''knows'', and most importantly, he ''believes''.



* MessianicArchetype

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* MessianicArchetypeMessianicArchetype: Winnetou.



* Mummy

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* MummyMummy: Charlie stumbles across some interesting (and smelly) ones in "The Land of the Mahdi".



* Not-So-HarmlessVillain

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* Not-So-HarmlessVillainNotSoHarmlessVillain



* TheOath-Breaker

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* TheOath-BreakerTheOathBreaker



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness

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* OOCIsSeriousBusinessOOCIsSeriousBusiness: When ''Winnetou'' goes ballistic, you know things are ''bad''.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent

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* OurAngelsAreDifferentOurAngelsAreDifferent: Charlie calls them "angels", Winnetou calls them "warriors"...



* PayEviluntoEvil: Winnetou's initial choice, before Old Shatterhand talks him out of it and into full-blown idealism. Happens to several other characters from both the Wild West and the Orient cycle. In fact, Charlie is a "bad" influence to most of his long-term companions.
* PersonalEffectsReveal

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* PayEviluntoEvil: PayEvilUntoEvil: Winnetou's initial choice, before Old Shatterhand talks him out of it and into full-blown idealism. Happens He does it to several other characters from both the Wild West and the Orient cycle. In fact, Charlie is generally a "bad" influence to most of his long-term companions.
* PersonalEffectsRevealPersonalEffectsReveal: Charlie going through Winnetou's rooms (from a secret location different from his native pueblo) in "Winnetou's Heirs".



* TheProphetMuhammad

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* TheProphetMuhammadTheProphetMuhammad: A lot of the religious and political discussions in the Orient cycle feature him heavily (and usually respectfully).



* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Lord Castlepool.
* RagtagBunchofMisfits

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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Lord Castlepool.
Castlepool. Sir David Lindsay.
* RagtagBunchofMisfitsRagtagBunchofMisfits: All groups that tend to form around Old Shatterhand and Winnetou.



* TheReveal

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* TheRevealTheReveal: In-story, Charlie discovering Colma-Puschi's real identity. And the identity's of the two missing boys, though by that point it was obvious.



* SavingTheWorldWithArt
* SceneryPorn: Charlie gets rather descriptive when he is impressed by something. The short list includes pretty landcapes, nice horses, and Winnetou.

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* SavingTheWorldWithArt
SavingTheWorldWithArt: What some folks try to do with Winnetou's statue in "Winnetou's Heirs". What Charlie manages to do using Winnetou's much more accurate picture, and his even more appropriate notebooks.
* SceneryPorn: Charlie gets rather descriptive when he is impressed by something. The short list includes pretty landcapes, landscapes, nice horses, and Winnetou.



* ScrewtheMoney,IHaveRules!: Old Shatterhand is the one most often put in this situation, but all his close friends fall under the same moral code.

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* ScrewtheMoney,IHaveRules!: ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules!: Old Shatterhand is the one most often put in this situation, but all his close friends fall under the same moral code.



* ShamingtheMob: Winnetou is the go-to character for this.
* ShirtlessScene

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* ShamingtheMob: ShamingTheMob: Winnetou is the go-to character for this.
* ShirtlessSceneShirtlessScene: Many, though Winnetou is the only one getting the flattering descriptions. Even Old Shatterhand tends to get



* Star-CrossedLovers: Charlie and Ntscho-tschi, Charlie and Martha, Charlie and Kaho-oto... though these were mostly one-sided on the girls' side, even with Martha.
* StealingtheCredit: Let's see: first, Charlie's lazy colleagues let him do almost all the work without giving him any credit for it and denigrating him in the process; then Rattler claims ''he'' killed the grizzly bear instead of the "greenhorn", and tries to pin the blame of one of the men getting killed by the bear on Charlie; in the later novel "Holy Night!" the Preacher steals (through a very complicated chain of events) one of Charlie's childhood poems from Germany and publishes it for his own profit; and there is at least one instance where someone else claims to be Old Shatterhand, but that incident happens off-page, and is quickly solved by the real Old Shatterhand, via unbeatable arguments. In his own words, "my fist to his head."

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* Star-CrossedLovers: StarCrossedLovers: Charlie and Ntscho-tschi, Charlie and Martha, Charlie and Kaho-oto... though these were mostly one-sided on the girls' side, even with Martha.
* StealingtheCredit: StealingTheCredit: Let's see: first, Charlie's lazy colleagues let him do almost all the work without giving him any credit for it and denigrating him in the process; then Rattler claims ''he'' killed the grizzly bear instead of the "greenhorn", and tries to pin the blame of one of the men getting killed by the bear on Charlie; in the later novel "Holy Night!" the Preacher steals (through a very complicated chain of events) one of Charlie's childhood poems from Germany and publishes it for his own profit; and there is at least one instance where someone else claims to be Old Shatterhand, but that incident happens off-page, and is quickly solved by the real Old Shatterhand, via unbeatable arguments. In his own words, "my fist to his head."



* Teeth-ClenchedTeamwork

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* Teeth-ClenchedTeamworkTeethClenchedTeamwork



* WhamLine

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* WhamLineWhamLine: "Well, then. If my brother Colma-Puschi has to leave, I'm asking my ''sister'' Colma-Puschi to stay a while longer."
14th Apr '16 6:42:43 AM goldeneyes
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* After-ActionHealingDrama
* After-ActionPatch-Up

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* After-ActionHealingDrama
AfterActionHealingDrama
* After-ActionPatch-UpAfterActionPatchUp



* Ain'tTooProudToBeg
* Alas,PoorVillain: Old Wabble

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* Ain'tTooProudToBeg
AintTooProudtoBeg
* Alas,PoorVillain: AlasPoorVillain: Old Wabble
9th Apr '16 3:52:44 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Daniel Etters and Thibaut in "Old Surehand".
7th Apr '16 3:55:18 PM goldeneyes
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* Alas,PoorVillain: Old Wabble


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* AndTheAdventureContinues


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* BadassInDistress


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* BloodFromTheMouth


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* CainAndAbel


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* CataclysmClimax


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* ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing


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* CoolOldGuy


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* DeadManWriting
* DeadpanSnarker: Old Shatterhand's preffered way of mocking people who annoy him. Not all of them catch on to the fact that they are, in fact, being laughed at.


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* DeathIsDramatic
* DeusExMachina


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* DistantFinale


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* Earn Your Happy Ending


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* EpilogueLetter


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* TheHeroDies


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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis


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* SacrificialLion: Winnetou.
* SavingTheWorldWithArt


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* StormingTheCastle
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