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7th Jan '17 7:55:20 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' follows the theme/basic plot of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" (the original, mind you, not Creator/{{Disney}}'s LighterAndSofter version) [[spoiler:in Sayaka's arc]], to tragic conclusion. The other motif is ''{{Faust}}'', but that's most definitely not a fairytale.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' follows the theme/basic plot of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" (the original, mind you, not Creator/{{Disney}}'s LighterAndSofter version) [[spoiler:in Sayaka's arc]], to tragic conclusion.conclusion: the character in question makes a deal to save a boy she has a crush on, but he's ObliviousToLove and chooses someone else; however, instead of dying, she [[spoiler:turns into a mermaid-like monster]]. The other motif is ''{{Faust}}'', but that's most definitely not a fairytale.
3rd Jan '17 1:37:34 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5320397/chapters/18743981 A Northern Dragoness]]'' gives us the classical pattern of the fair princess - Daena Targaryen - locked away in a tower by a cruel dragon - her brother Baelor - and saved from this fate by a good-hearted man from noble birth - Jonnel Stark. It does subvert a little bit the habitual motif as Jonnel does not fight Baelor for Daena's hand but relies on a promise made to his father by the previous monarch to give a royal princess as a bride to the Stark heir.
25th Nov '16 7:07:25 AM Gaby007
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* In the crossover ''Fanfic/BlackSky'', Dorea and Xanxus are frequently compared to a princess and a dragon, with the twist that Dorea is the kind to ''marry'' the dragon rather than seek to escape him.
15th Nov '16 7:11:25 AM lalaTKG
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* The ''[=TaishoXAlice=]'' series of visual novels does a different take on fairy tales, folktales, and their female protagonists... by [[GenderFlip turning them all into men]]. Even [[AliceAllusion Alice]] and the Big Bad Wolf are included.
9th Nov '16 1:25:01 PM nombretomado
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%%* JonathanCoulton's "The Princess Who Saved Herself"

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%%* JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's "The Princess Who Saved Herself"
7th Jun '16 10:43:57 AM Jeduthun
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Motifs using characters, creatures, and settings from classic {{Fairy Tale}}s to represent characters or ideas, for example, a love interest being equated with a KnightInShiningArmor. Modern day Cinderella stories commonly mine this fairy tale trope as well.

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Motifs using characters, creatures, and settings from classic {{Fairy Tale}}s to represent characters or ideas, for example, a love interest being equated with a KnightInShiningArmor. Modern day Cinderella Literature/{{Cinderella}} stories commonly mine this fairy tale trope as well.



Fairytale Motifs differ slightly from Mythological Motifs. While the former features specific fairy tale characters -- such as Literature/{{Rapunzel}} and Literature/SleepingBeauty -- it also includes general, archetypal examples, usually a "species" rather than one particular person/animal. The latter tends to use specific characters belonging to a recognizable mythology. For example, most people recognize a unicorn when they see one, but the creature itself has a rather vague history and there is no named unicorn who was the "first of its kind." Therefore, it's a Fairytale Motif. Pegasus, the winged horse, on the other hand, is one specific character from Greek myths with a {{Canon}} history , making it a Mythological Motif.

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Most of these are also quite likely to be found in a FantasyKitchenSink, and of course in a FracturedFairyTale.

Fairytale Motifs differ slightly from Mythological Motifs.MythicalMotifs. While the former features specific fairy tale characters -- such as Literature/{{Rapunzel}} and Literature/SleepingBeauty -- it also includes general, archetypal examples, usually a "species" rather than one particular person/animal. The latter tends to use specific characters belonging to a recognizable mythology. For example, most people recognize a unicorn when they see one, but the creature itself has a rather vague history and there is no named unicorn who was the "first of its kind." Therefore, it's a Fairytale Motif. Pegasus, the winged horse, on the other hand, is one specific character from Greek myths with a {{Canon}} history , making it a Mythological Motif.
Mythical Motif.
13th Mar '16 9:27:50 PM GrammarNavi
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* It seems that the entire ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms 500 Kingdoms]]'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey was created so she could play with every fairy tale trope ever created, from fairy godmothers to the dragon and the princess.

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* It seems that the entire ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms 500 Kingdoms]]'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey was created so she could play with every fairy tale trope ever created, from fairy godmothers to the dragon and the princess.
5th Mar '16 2:55:13 AM MABfan11
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The setting and many characters are deliberately inspired by various fairytale, [[ShoutOut literature and historical]] references from around the world. The setting focuses on four kingdoms that have become beacons of civilisation in a world swarming with Monsters of Grim, creatures of anonymity that threaten humanity's existence and which were named after the Brothers Grimm.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The setting and many characters are deliberately inspired by various fairytale, [[ShoutOut literature and historical]] references from around the world. The setting focuses on four kingdoms that have become beacons of civilisation in a world swarming with Monsters of Grim, Grimm, creatures of anonymity that threaten humanity's existence and which were named after the Brothers Grimm.
25th Dec '15 1:50:09 AM jormis29
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* The second movie of ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' has lots of fairy tale motifs, including fairies, elves and trolls.

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* The second movie of ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' has lots of fairy tale motifs, including fairies, elves and trolls.
30th Nov '15 9:41:30 PM Rassilon001
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* Based on the [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} RWBY]] series below, the [[FanFic/VariousVytalVentures Various Vytal Ventures]] fanfic expands upon many established FairytaleMotifs, particularly with the inclusion of GrannyClassic grandma Amber Rose, the grandmother of Ruby who makes appearances in two separate chapters.
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