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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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9th Nov '15 12:55:14 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'': The game is a WorldOfSymbolism, so these are superfluous. Your save-point is a make-shift knight (labelled "Bucket Knight") sworn to remember your story, every main character is labelled a "Prince" or "Princess" (except Jennifer, the "Unlucky Girl"), there are many storybook presentations in the style of a FracturedFairytale, summarising the events of the chapter to come, the enemies are animal-themed imps, and the whole game is arguably a ComingOfAgeStory about Jennifer [[spoiler:working through her past traumas, moving on, but promising to never forget]].

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* ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'': The game is a WorldOfSymbolism, so these are superfluous. Your save-point is a make-shift makeshift knight (labelled "Bucket Knight") sworn to remember your story, story; every main character is labelled a "Prince" or "Princess" (except Jennifer, the "Unlucky Girl"), Girl"); there are many storybook presentations in the style of a FracturedFairytale, summarising the events of the chapter to come, come; the enemies are animal-themed imps, imps; and the whole game is arguably a ComingOfAgeStory about Jennifer [[spoiler:working through her past traumas, traumas and moving on, but promising to never forget]].


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* The ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series effectively runs on this trope. It references and intertwines literally dozens of classic fairy tales, and even those which have not been actively present in the series thus far often appear in a passive form such as illustration.
8th Nov '15 7:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' uses a Fairytale Motif (the romance fairytale of the Prince as male love interest saving the Princess) for major drama. Gender roles in fairy tales are throughly played with, explored, subverted and deconstructed, sometimes in the most ''brutal'' ways imaginable.

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* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' uses a Fairytale Motif (the romance fairytale of the Prince as male love interest saving the Princess) for major drama. Gender roles in fairy tales are throughly played with, explored, subverted and deconstructed, sometimes in the most ''brutal'' ways imaginable.
26th Oct '15 2:14:58 PM Willbyr
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* {{Arago}} uses a great many motifs from fairy tales and mythology in general, and it tends to go with the older versions of the stories.

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* {{Arago}} ''Manga/{{Arago}}'' uses a great many motifs from fairy tales and mythology in general, and it tends to go with the older versions of the stories.
23rd Oct '15 9:20:31 AM Wyldchyld
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** Ruby Rose is inspired by Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. She's a small, optimistic girl with a signature hooded, red cloak. She sleeps with a wolf mask and, in her opening trailer, fights an army of beo''wulfs'' in an isolated forest.
** Weiss Schnee is inspired by Literature/SnowWhite. Her name translates to "White Snow", she dresses in white and blue, and her signature power is snow-themed. She is the heiress to a very powerful family.
** Blake Belladonna is inspired by Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast. In her opening trailer, her partner is a LittleBitBeastly man called Adam, which is the real name of the Beast. Her own name captures the "Bella" element. Blake's "beauty" is alluded to by her distancing herself from Adam and the White Fang because their policies are too "beastly" for her.
** Yang is inspired by Literature/{{Goldilocks}}. She's extremely protective of her golden locks, and will become violent if her hair is damaged. In her opening trailer, she fights "Junior", and a DJ that is wearing a bear-mask.
** Melanie and Miltia are inspired by Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed. They're twin sisters carrying the red (Miltia) and white (Melanie) themes of the original twins.

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** Ruby Rose is inspired by Literature/LittleRedRidingHood.''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood''. She's a small, optimistic girl with a signature hooded, red cloak. She sleeps with a wolf mask and, in her opening trailer, fights an army of beo''wulfs'' in an isolated forest.
** Weiss Schnee is inspired by Literature/SnowWhite.''Literature/SnowWhite''. Her name translates to "White Snow", she dresses in white and blue, and her signature power is snow-themed. She is the heiress to a very powerful family.
** Blake Belladonna is inspired by Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast.''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast''. In her opening trailer, her partner is a LittleBitBeastly man called Adam, which is the real name of the Beast. Her own name captures the "Bella" element. Blake's "beauty" is alluded to by her distancing herself from Adam and the White Fang because their policies are too "beastly" for her.
** Yang is inspired by Literature/{{Goldilocks}}.''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}''. She's extremely protective of her golden locks, and will become violent if her hair is damaged. In her opening trailer, she fights "Junior", and a DJ that is wearing a bear-mask.
** Melanie and Miltia are inspired by Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed.''Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed''. They're twin sisters carrying the red (Miltia) and white (Melanie) themes of the original twins.
23rd Oct '15 9:19:26 AM Wyldchyld
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** Ruby Rose is inspired by Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. She's a small, optimistic girl with a signature hooded red cloak. She sleeps with a wolf mask and in her opening trailer fights an army of beo''wulfs'' in an isolated forest.
** Weiss Schnee is inspired by Literature/SnowWhite. Her name translates to "White Snow", she dresses in white and blue and her signature power is snow-themed. She is the heiress to a very powerful family.
** Blake Belladonna is inspired by Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast. In her opening trailer, her partner is a LittleBitBeastly man called Adam[[note]]The Beast's real name when he's a prince[[/note]] and her own name captures the "Bella" element. Blake's "beauty" is alluded to by her distancing herself from Adam and the White Fang because their policies are too "beastly" for her. [[spoiler:As of Episode 15, there's also the fact that she is a LittleBitBeastly.]]
** Yang is inspired by Literature/{{Goldilocks}}. She's obsessed with her golden locks and in her opening trailer she fights "Junior" and a DJ in a bear-mask.

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** Ruby Rose is inspired by Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. She's a small, optimistic girl with a signature hooded hooded, red cloak. She sleeps with a wolf mask and and, in her opening trailer trailer, fights an army of beo''wulfs'' in an isolated forest.
** Weiss Schnee is inspired by Literature/SnowWhite. Her name translates to "White Snow", she dresses in white and blue blue, and her signature power is snow-themed. She is the heiress to a very powerful family.
** Blake Belladonna is inspired by Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast. In her opening trailer, her partner is a LittleBitBeastly man called Adam[[note]]The Beast's Adam, which is the real name when he's a prince[[/note]] and her of the Beast. Her own name captures the "Bella" element. Blake's "beauty" is alluded to by her distancing herself from Adam and the White Fang because their policies are too "beastly" for her. [[spoiler:As of Episode 15, there's also the fact that she is a LittleBitBeastly.]]
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** Yang is inspired by Literature/{{Goldilocks}}. She's obsessed with extremely protective of her golden locks locks, and in will become violent if her hair is damaged. In her opening trailer trailer, she fights "Junior" "Junior", and a DJ in that is wearing a bear-mask.



** Roman Torchwick is inspired by a character from Literature/{{Pinocchio}} with shades of Alex from Film/AClockworkOrange. His name and weapon come from Candlewick.
** Sun Wukong is inspired by Literature/JourneyToTheWest. He is a monkey-faunus who's named after the Monkey King and who fights using Monkey-style and nunchucks.
** All of the characters in Team JNPR are basically gender-flipped historical/mythological heroes. [[NiceGuy Jaune Arc]] is very obviously based on JoanOfArc. [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] is [[Myth/ClassicalMythology primarily Achilles with some elements of Odysseus]]. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lie Ren]] is a male version of the Chinese heroine Hua Mulan. [[CuteBruiser Nora Valkyrie]] is based heavily on the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god of thunder, Thor]].
** And then we have Penny, who is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robot]] based on Literature/{{Pinocchio}}. As a bonus, she hiccups whenever she tells a lie.
** Cinder Fall, the series' main antagonist, takes obvious cues from Cinderella. Her name was originally Cinder Ella before it was changed. Her Volume 1 outfit could be described as a party dress (not to mention her glass heels), and in Volume 2 her mission during the ball must be completed before midnight to avoid distraction.

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** Roman Torchwick is inspired by a character from Literature/{{Pinocchio}} with shades of Alex from Film/AClockworkOrange. His name and weapon come from Candlewick.
** Sun Wukong is inspired by Literature/JourneyToTheWest. He is a monkey-faunus who's named after the Monkey King and who fights using Monkey-style and nunchucks.
** All of the characters in Team JNPR are basically gender-flipped historical/mythological heroes. [[NiceGuy Jaune Arc]] is very obviously based on JoanOfArc. [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] is [[Myth/ClassicalMythology primarily Achilles with some elements of Odysseus]]. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lie Ren]] is a male version of the Chinese heroine Hua Mulan. [[CuteBruiser Nora Valkyrie]] is based heavily on the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god of thunder, Thor]].
** And then we have Penny, who is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robot]] based on Literature/{{Pinocchio}}. As a bonus, she hiccups whenever she tells a lie.
** Cinder Fall, the series' main antagonist, takes obvious cues from Cinderella. Her is inspired by Literature/{{Cinderella}}. Cinder's name was originally Cinder Ella drafted as "Cinder Ella" before it was changed. being finalised as "Cinder Fall" and her footsteps are accompanied by the sound of tinkling glass as an allusion to Cinderella's glass slippers. Her Volume 1 outfit could be described as a party dress (not to mention attacks are fire-based and she uses glass weapons. Although she has fire dust woven into her clothing, her glass heels), and in Volume 2 attacks are singled out as not being her mission during Semblance. When she infiltrates the ball must CCT, she has to be completed before midnight to avoid distraction."home by midnight"; as the clock chimes midnight, she flees the CCT while her clothes transform. Her mask is left behind on the floor.
21st Oct '15 4:52:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' follows the theme/basic plot of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" (the original, mind you, not {{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 {{Disney}}'s 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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