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22nd Apr '18 10:07:18 PM nanakiro
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** King: Generally the leader of a group or organization or the reigning champion of something (i.e. "The King of Table Tennis"). In the aforementioned High School settings, the king will often be a JerkJock.

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** King: Generally the leader of a group or organization or the reigning champion of something (i.e. "The King of Table Tennis"). In the aforementioned High School settings, the king will often be a JerkJock. A Prince also will employ similar motifs, especially with a "princess" character around.
8th Apr '18 11:30:29 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Klara wears a red cape like Little Red Riding Hood, is married to TheBluebeard, and summons thickets of thorns to defend herself a la Sleeping Beauty. She even has her own Prince Charming... or rather, Princess Powerful.
22nd Dec '17 8:37:02 AM creader
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* The ''"Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" arc'' of ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' has both general fairy tale motifs and more specifically Swan Lake allusions in it's dream sequences to symbolically communicate information to the main character (Jareth)[[note]]Things like: "Your love interest is replaced by an impostor", "Your parents are messing with you again" etc.[[/note]]. The fair folk don't do simple.

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* The ''"Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" arc'' of ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' has both general fairy tale motifs and more specifically Swan Lake allusions in it's dream sequences to symbolically communicate information to the main character (Jareth)[[note]]Things like: "Your love interest is replaced by an impostor", "Your parents are messing with you again" etc.[[/note]]. The fair folk don't do simple.
8th Nov '17 12:26:27 AM harharhar
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* ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' 2 villains run by this. For example, the one whose motif is ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' is AnIcePerson.
5th Nov '17 12:16:45 AM Ravenya003
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* The personalities and character arcs of the kids from ''Series/StrangerThings'' all match up to a character type from ''Dungeons&Dragons'':

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* The personalities and character arcs of the kids from ''Series/StrangerThings'' all match up to a character type from ''Dungeons&Dragons'':''Dungeons & Dragons'':




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5th Nov '17 12:15:56 AM Ravenya003
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* The personalities and character arcs of the kids from ''Series/StrangerThings'' all match up to a character type from ''Dungeons&Dragons'':
** De facto leader Mike is a Paladin.
** Gentle peacemaker Will is a Cleric.
** Upbeat and cheerful Dustin is a Bard.
** Down-to-earth realist Lucas is a Ranger.
** Powerful psychic Eleven is a Mage.
** Tomboy Max categorises herself as a "zoomer", but her ability to pick a lock and get around quickly makes her a perfect Rogue.
8th Sep '17 10:36:33 AM fearlessnikki
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* The cartoon unicorn on J.D's diary in the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Unicorn" was a pretty apt symbol for the head-in-the-clouds doctor. However, it was also there to prove a plot point: J.D. insists that the cutesy unicorn was a mighty horse with a sword on its head, when he imagines the drawing coming to life, saying "You know I'm a unicorn!" Accepting the truth is a major theme of the episode.

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The cartoon unicorn on J.D's diary in the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Unicorn" was a pretty apt symbol for the head-in-the-clouds doctor. However, it was also there to prove a plot point: J.D. insists that the cutesy unicorn was a mighty horse with a sword on its head, when he imagines the drawing coming to life, saying "You know I'm a unicorn!" Accepting the truth is a major theme of the episode.


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** ''Theatre/KingLear'' is loosely based on a fairy tale. The first scene has the titular king demanding that his daughters demonstrate how much they love him - which is straight out of ''Cap O' Rushes''. In the original tales, the youngest daughter says something the father misinterprets; here she merely refuses to flatter his ego and ends up banished. The play was massively unpopular because it turned a fairy tale ending into a massive DownerEnding instead.
28th Aug '17 7:49:06 AM Malady
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* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' features a quest to rescue someone before the clock strikes twelve - as well as goblins, trolls and fairies. Sarah also gets to briefly [[{{Cinderella}} go to a ball]] with a PimpedOutDress. Jareth also warns Hoggle that if Sarah kisses him, he'll turn him into a prince (which is apparently AFateWorseThanDeath in this universe). Since Sarah is a lover of fairy tales (her first scene has her essentially LARP-ing in a park), this is pretty justified.

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* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' features a quest to rescue someone before the clock strikes twelve - as well as goblins, trolls and fairies. Sarah also gets to briefly [[{{Cinderella}} [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} go to a ball]] with a PimpedOutDress. Jareth also warns Hoggle that if Sarah kisses him, he'll turn him into a prince (which is apparently AFateWorseThanDeath in this universe). Since Sarah is a lover of fairy tales (her first scene has her essentially LARP-ing in a park), this is pretty justified.



* ''Literature/SistersNoWay'' by Irish author Siobhan Parkinson is a modern retelling of Cinderella (the protagonist is called [[MeaningfulName Cindy Ellis]]). Her father marries her teacher, who has two daughters of her own, and they're in constant clashes. It turns out that the prince analogue [[spoiler: is the older sister's ex-boyfriend]].

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* ''Literature/SistersNoWay'' by Irish author Siobhan Parkinson is a modern retelling of Cinderella (the protagonist is called [[MeaningfulName Cindy Ellis]]). Her father marries her teacher, who has two daughters of her own, and they're in constant clashes. It turns out that the prince analogue [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is the older sister's ex-boyfriend]].
12th Apr '17 4:56:51 AM fearlessnikki
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%%* ''Film/PrettyWoman'' is often called an adult version of Cinderella.

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%%* * ''Film/PrettyWoman'' is often called an adult version of Cinderella.Cinderella. The protagonist is a HookerWithAHeartOfGold who is dolled up to pass as a rich man's girlfriend.



%%* ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''

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%%* ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''* ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'' is a CyberPunk story where a bunch of children are kidnapped in obvious parallels to Hansel and Gretel, and the village idiot must save them.


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* ''Literature/SistersNoWay'' by Irish author Siobhan Parkinson is a modern retelling of Cinderella (the protagonist is called [[MeaningfulName Cindy Ellis]]). Her father marries her teacher, who has two daughters of her own, and they're in constant clashes. It turns out that the prince analogue [[spoiler: is the older sister's ex-boyfriend]].
7th Apr '17 4:17:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Pretear}}'', plain and simple. Although, considering it's based on "Literature/SnowWhite", maybe that's not really surprising.

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* ''{{Pretear}}'', ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', plain and simple. Although, considering it's based on "Literature/SnowWhite", maybe that's not really surprising.
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