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26th Aug '16 6:47:22 AM Jeduthun
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* Tanith Lee's ''Red as Blood: Tales from the Sisters Grimmer'' is a collection of fairy tale retellings, most of them much darker, one with a science fiction twist. What Snow White's Seven Dwarfs turn out to be really creeped me out when I read it.

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* Tanith Lee's ''Red as Blood: Tales from the Sisters Grimmer'' is a collection of fairy tale retellings, most of them much darker, one with a science fiction twist. What Snow White's Seven Dwarfs turn out to be really creeped me out when I read it.
16th Aug '16 8:07:19 AM thefroggyninja
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* ''Rump'' is the story wherein Rumpelstiltskin's mother died before naming him in a world where names have power and so goes only by Rump and he is cursed with his Gold Spinning power to be forced to accept any payment offered for the task. He didn't even ask for the baby. The miller's daughter just assumed.
24th Jul '16 9:35:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Lubrican's [[http://www.asstr.org/~lubrican/fairy_tales Twisted Fairy Tale]] series, although it's mostly twisted (in a humourous way) into PornWithPlot.
* Dirty Doll's Creations's [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/299838 ''Red Riding Hood'']] is this trope on the Little Red Riding Hood story.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' has this in spades. Granted, it's [[BabiesEverAfter the children of the original characters]] doing the fracturing, [[HighSchoolAU in high school,]] no less. [[spoiler:Well, except for the original Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf.]]
* ''My Damn Channel'''s "WebVideo/FairyTaleFriday" features often NSFW retellings of fairy tales, with questionable messages, depraved sex, and frequently [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic protagonists]]. Specifically:
** Thumbelina is a pretentious vegan hippie who bakes weird gluten-free food for no apparent reason, and was nicknamed "Cockchafer" in college.
** Literature/{{Alice|sAdventuresInWonderland}} is a gullible spoiled brat who is too insecure to say no ([[ReallyGetsAround making her popular with the boys at school]]).
** Red Ridinghood is extremely obsessive compulsive, and is afraid of going into the woods because she thinks bugs will crawl up her legs and into her vagina. In the end, she has the wolf [[GroinAttack savagely neutered]] by the Village Idiot, turning up the music on her iPod to drown out the wolf's agonized screams.
** The Beast is a graphic designer who hires Belle as an assistant. The transformation occurs after they hook up in a public bathroom. He fires her, and she sues him for sexual harassment. Moral of the story: Don't dip your pen in the company ink.
** A [[CrossesTheLineTwice very]] squicky retelling of Rapunzel where the witch posts videos of Rapunzel on a fetish website for men who like really long hair. The Prince is a StalkerWithACrush who has sex with her hair, and leaves her after the witch cuts it off. The story ends with Rapunzel going into the adult film industry.
** Cinderella is a lesbian who doesn't really care about the ball, or the Prince, and ends up marrying his sister. The Prince ends up on a talk show for Princes who get dumped by their lesbian girlfriends, and the two stepsisters are still douche-bags.
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* Lubrican's [[http://www.asstr.org/~lubrican/fairy_tales Twisted Fairy Tale]] series, although it's mostly twisted (in a humourous way) into PornWithPlot.
* Dirty Doll's Creations's [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/299838 ''Red Riding Hood'']] is this trope on the Little Red Riding Hood story.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' has this in spades. Granted, it's [[BabiesEverAfter the children of the original characters]] doing the fracturing, [[HighSchoolAU in high school,]] no less. [[spoiler:Well, except for the original Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf.]]
* ''My Damn Channel'''s "WebVideo/FairyTaleFriday" features often NSFW retellings of fairy tales, with questionable messages, depraved sex, and frequently [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic protagonists]]. Specifically:
** Thumbelina is a pretentious vegan hippie who bakes weird gluten-free food for no apparent reason, and was nicknamed "Cockchafer" in college.
** Literature/{{Alice|sAdventuresInWonderland}} is a gullible spoiled brat who is too insecure to say no ([[ReallyGetsAround making her popular with the boys at school]]).
** Red Ridinghood is extremely obsessive compulsive, and is afraid of going into the woods because she thinks bugs will crawl up her legs and into her vagina. In the end, she has the wolf [[GroinAttack savagely neutered]] by the Village Idiot, turning up the music on her iPod to drown out the wolf's agonized screams.
** The Beast is a graphic designer who hires Belle as an assistant. The transformation occurs after they hook up in a public bathroom. He fires her, and she sues him for sexual harassment. Moral of the story: Don't dip your pen in the company ink.
** A [[CrossesTheLineTwice very]] squicky retelling of Rapunzel where the witch posts videos of Rapunzel on a fetish website for men who like really long hair. The Prince is a StalkerWithACrush who has sex with her hair, and leaves her after the witch cuts it off. The story ends with Rapunzel going into the adult film industry.
** Cinderella is a lesbian who doesn't really care about the ball, or the Prince, and ends up marrying his sister. The Prince ends up on a talk show for Princes who get dumped by their lesbian girlfriends, and the two stepsisters are still douche-bags.
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20th Jul '16 5:04:52 PM PeruAlonso
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Yogi'sTreasureHunt'' episode "Snow White and the 7 Treasure Hunters" definitely qualifies.
16th Jul '16 4:05:38 PM nombretomado
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* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', "Sonically Ever After", involves Robotnik turning expies of some more famous Grimm's Fairy Tales into this trope. HilarityEnsues.

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* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', "Sonically Ever After", involves Robotnik turning expies of some more famous Grimm's Fairy Tales into this trope. HilarityEnsues.
11th Jun '16 10:00:59 PM merotoker
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->''"The stories in this book are almost FairyTales. But not quite. The stories in this book are Fairly Stupid Tales. I mean, what else would you call a story like 'Goldilocks and the Three Elephants'?"''

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->''"The stories in this book are almost FairyTales.{{Fairy Tale}}s. But not quite. The stories in this book are Fairly Stupid Tales. I mean, what else would you call a story like 'Goldilocks and the Three Elephants'?"''



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4 This]] award-winning ad for ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs are arrested for wolf murder (they boiled him alive, for mercy's sake!) and prosecuted. Who is the real victim here? The pigs whose houses were burnt down? The wolf? Did the pigs go too far? [[spoiler:The pigs actually committed an insurance fraud because they were unable to pay their mortgage payments, and they try to frame the wolf for the "accidents". People came to blame banks and big corporate institutions for the whole mess.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4 This]] award-winning ad for ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs are arrested for wolf murder (they boiled him alive, for mercy's sake!) and prosecuted. Who is the real victim here? The pigs whose houses were burnt down? The wolf? Did the pigs go too far? [[spoiler:The pigs actually committed an insurance fraud because they were unable to pay their mortgage payments, and they try to frame the wolf for the "accidents". People came to blame banks and big corporate institutions for the whole mess.]]



* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc had a combat team ''named'' Fractured Fairy Tales. All of their members were based off of Japanese folk legends, and Reverse Urashima claims that they are fighting to get better endings for themselves, but he himself thinks that the stories are educational, and is thus willing to lose to Kurama. It turns out that he's not only lying about throwing the match, but the fairy tale origins of the team members may also be false.

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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'''s ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc had a combat team ''named'' Fractured Fairy Tales. All of their members were based off of Japanese folk legends, and Reverse Urashima claims that they are fighting to get better endings for themselves, but he himself thinks that the stories are educational, and is thus willing to lose to Kurama. It turns out that he's not only lying about throwing the match, but the fairy tale origins of the team members may also be false.



** Princess Snow. From her name, we have a play on Literature/SnowWhite (she even fights a character who has a magic sword ask her "who is the fairest one of all"). Her introduction is more Snow White stuff combined with a bit of Sleeping Beauty (DamselInDistress is in a death-like state, awakened with a kiss... sort of), and she runs away from her wicked stepmother, like Cinderella.

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** Princess Snow. From her name, we have a play on Literature/SnowWhite Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} (she even fights a character who has a magic sword ask her "who is the fairest one of all"). Her introduction is more Snow White stuff combined with a bit of Sleeping Beauty (DamselInDistress is in a death-like state, awakened with a kiss... sort of), and she runs away from her wicked stepmother, like Cinderella.



* A lot of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' revolves around playing around with fairytale tropes (and ''SwanLake'' in particular) and subverting them, while also staying within the MagicalGirl genre. The knight's armor [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold isn't exactly shiny]], the Prince [[spoiler:ends up marrying the DarkMagicalGirl]], and several fairytales are mentioned and commented on. For example...

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* A lot of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' revolves around playing around with fairytale tropes (and ''SwanLake'' ''Theatre/SwanLake'' in particular) and subverting them, while also staying within the MagicalGirl genre. The knight's armor [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold isn't exactly shiny]], the Prince [[spoiler:ends up marrying the DarkMagicalGirl]], and several fairytales are mentioned and commented on. For example...



* Used in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', where elements of fairy tales are brought together to inspire MindRape and nightmares.

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* Used in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', where elements of fairy tales are brought together to inspire MindRape and nightmares.



* ''ComicBoo/{{Nodwick}}'' [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=1036 runs through a whole series of these]], all of which go OffTheRails very quickly. Partially, this is because [[DumbMuscle Yeagar]], [[DeadpanSnarker Artax]] and [[OnlySaneMan Nodwick]] are forced into the roles of the tales' main characters and begin breaking character [[spoiler:as they start building a resistance to the [[LotusEaterMachine mind-affecting spell affecting them]]]].
* Fairly common in some early DC comics villains. A prominent example is the Franchise/{{Batman}} classic Scarecrow, whose backstory is pretty similar to Ichabod Crane's from ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'' (bookish, gangly, fearful kid who gets rejected by the local AlphaBitch and humiliated by the local JerkJock) but with a dark turn.

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* ''ComicBoo/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=1036 runs through a whole series of these]], all of which go OffTheRails very quickly. Partially, this is because [[DumbMuscle Yeagar]], [[DeadpanSnarker Artax]] and [[OnlySaneMan Nodwick]] are forced into the roles of the tales' main characters and begin breaking character [[spoiler:as they start building a resistance to the [[LotusEaterMachine mind-affecting spell affecting them]]]].
* Fairly common in some early DC comics Creator/DCComics villains. A prominent example is the Franchise/{{Batman}} classic Scarecrow, whose backstory is pretty similar to Ichabod Crane's from ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' (bookish, gangly, fearful kid who gets rejected by the local AlphaBitch and humiliated by the local JerkJock) but with a dark turn.



* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess. It should be noted that the movie isn't actually based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, but ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess The Frog Princess]]'', a 2002 book by E.D. Baker that does a lot of the same deconstruction; the main change for the movie is Disney setting it in 1920s NewOrleans.

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* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess. It should be noted that the movie isn't actually based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, but ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess The Frog Princess]]'', a 2002 book by E.D. Baker that does a lot of the same deconstruction; the main change for the movie is Disney setting it in 1920s NewOrleans.UsefulNotes/NewOrleans.



* The world in ''Anime/TheCatReturns'''s AU fanfic ''Fanfic/ToKnowOneself'' is made of this trope combining with Folklore and myths. As the main character Haru/Bearskin travel, she met Literature/SnowWhite, [[RobinHood young!Robin and Marian]], Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa, Hercules]], Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast, etc... Also, her companion is Baron the cat who later becomes Literature/PussInBoots. This is not to mention that [[spoiler: Haru herself is the daughter of the princess from All Kinds of Fur and granddaughter of Cinderella]].

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* The world in ''Anime/TheCatReturns'''s AU fanfic ''Fanfic/ToKnowOneself'' is made of this trope combining with Folklore and myths. As the main character Haru/Bearskin travel, she met Literature/SnowWhite, [[RobinHood Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, [[Myth/RobinHood young!Robin and Marian]], Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa, Hercules]], Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast, etc... Also, her companion is Baron the cat who later becomes Literature/PussInBoots. This is not to mention that [[spoiler: Haru herself is the daughter of the princess from All Kinds of Fur and granddaughter of Cinderella]].



%%* ''Film/EllaEnchanted''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', which makes the ogre the main character, the damsel anything but in distress, and the Prince Charming the villain, even coming with a subversion of TrueLovesKiss. The beginning says it all, really, starting with a generic fairytale storybook that almost immediately gets used as toilet paper.
** The second film ups the ante by making the Fairy Godmother a villain as well, who is bound and determined to undo Shrek and Fiona's happy ending because [[FantasticRacism "ogres don't live happily ever after."]]

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%%* ''Film/EllaEnchanted''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', which makes the ogre the main character, the damsel anything but in distress, and the Prince Charming the villain, even coming with a subversion of TrueLovesKiss. The beginning says it all, really, starting with a generic fairytale storybook that almost immediately gets used as toilet paper.
** The second film
paper. ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' ups the ante by making the Fairy Godmother a villain as well, who is bound and determined to undo Shrek and Fiona's happy ending because [[FantasticRacism "ogres don't live happily ever after."]]



* Due to AdaptationExpansion, the live-action version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' essentially becomes this to the original Dr. Seuss story, with the Grinch being a misunderstood, bitter loner who was ostracized by [[AdaptationalVillainy the Whos]] and hates Christmas for that reason. In the end, he's not the only one to learn the lesson that "Christmas doesn't come from a store."

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* Due to AdaptationExpansion, the live-action version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' essentially becomes this to the original Dr. Seuss story, with the Grinch being a misunderstood, bitter loner who was ostracized by [[AdaptationalVillainy the Whos]] and [[FreudianExcuse hates Christmas for that reason.reason]]. In the end, he's not the only one to learn the lesson that "Christmas doesn't come from a store."



%% * Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/MirrorMirror'' retells "Literature/SnowWhite".

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%% * Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/MirrorMirror'' retells "Literature/SnowWhite"."Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}".



* The short stories in Andrzej Sapkowski's earlier ''TheWitcher'' books are all or almost all this [[UpToEleven pushed up to eleven]]. The Beauty and the Beast? [[spoiler: The Beast likes his transformation, whereas the Beauty is so much more monstrous than he is.]] Don't even ask about [[{{Grimmification}} what he did]] to [[TearJerker Snow]] [[AlasPoorVillain White]].

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* The short stories in Andrzej Sapkowski's earlier ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' books are all or almost all this [[UpToEleven pushed up to eleven]]. The Beauty and the Beast? [[spoiler: The Beast likes his transformation, whereas the Beauty is so much more monstrous than he is.]] Don't even ask about [[{{Grimmification}} what he did]] to [[TearJerker Snow]] [[AlasPoorVillain White]].



* The ''EnchantedForestChronicles'' is full of these. The first book, for example, starts with a princess running away from home in order to work for a dragon.

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* The ''EnchantedForestChronicles'' ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' is full of these. The first book, for example, starts with a princess running away from home in order to work for a dragon.



* ''Twice Upon a Time'' re-tells "Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}" from the point-of view of the girl's father, who gets into tax-trouble, and all the "PrinceCharming gets the girl" stories from the point of view of the prince. He eventually turns into the [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], jaded and nearly insane, and ends up with Beauty because her pets don't sing (She's only got the horse, silent as the grave, by the way), she doesn't do fancy fixtures (Literature/{{Cinderella}}, who drained the treasury), have a blood/ sharp stuff fetish (Literature/SleepingBeauty, whose "thing" got way out of hand), or like groupsex (Literature/SnowWhite, whom he executed for cheating-with all seven dwarves). Literature/HanselAndGretel have a different ending, they get adopted by Rumpelstiltskin and his wife.

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* ''Twice Upon a Time'' re-tells "Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}" from the point-of view of the girl's father, who gets into tax-trouble, and all the "PrinceCharming gets the girl" stories from the point of view of the prince. He eventually turns into the [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], jaded and nearly insane, and ends up with Beauty because her pets don't sing (She's only got the horse, silent as the grave, by the way), she doesn't do fancy fixtures (Literature/{{Cinderella}}, who drained the treasury), have a blood/ sharp stuff fetish (Literature/SleepingBeauty, whose "thing" got way out of hand), or like groupsex (Literature/SnowWhite, (Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, whom he executed for cheating-with all seven dwarves). Literature/HanselAndGretel have a different ending, they get adopted by Rumpelstiltskin and his wife.



* The fairy tales in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' are quite fractured. For example, Literature/SnowWhite was a forest bandit who met PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage, [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Jiminy Cricket]] was a man [[{{Animorphism}} turned into a cricket]] to serve as ''Geppetto's'' guide, Literature/{{Cinderella}} made a DealWithTheDevil to go to her ball, and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood is unknowingly a werewolf that terrorizes her village on full moons. The chief point of fracture seems to be Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}, who in this continuity is a major BadSamaritan and who has so far appeared in nearly every fairy tale portrayed to change either its backstory or its ending, to the point where he [[HijackedByGanon ends up]] [[CompositeCharacter becoming]] [[spoiler:[[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Literature/PeterPan the Crocodile]]]].

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* The fairy tales in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' are quite fractured. For example, Literature/SnowWhite Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} was a forest bandit who met PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage, [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Jiminy Cricket]] was a man [[{{Animorphism}} turned into a cricket]] to serve as ''Geppetto's'' guide, Literature/{{Cinderella}} made a DealWithTheDevil to go to her ball, and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood is unknowingly a werewolf that terrorizes her village on full moons. The chief point of fracture seems to be Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}, who in this continuity is a major BadSamaritan and who has so far appeared in nearly every fairy tale portrayed to change either its backstory or its ending, to the point where he [[HijackedByGanon ends up]] [[CompositeCharacter becoming]] [[spoiler:[[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Literature/PeterPan the Crocodile]]]].



* Often in ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', like the Hood family feud: Literature/{{Little Red Riding|Hood}} can't believe that {{Robin|Hood}} robbed Granma and gave it to the poor.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy retells "Literature/SnowWhite": she was having a horrible time sleeping until she got this apple from a witch to help, and then, just as she was settling down to a good night's sleep, this prince came and woke her up.

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* Often in ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', like the Hood family feud: Literature/{{Little Red Riding|Hood}} can't believe that {{Robin|Hood}} Myth/{{Robin|Hood}} robbed Granma and gave it to the poor.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy retells "Literature/SnowWhite": "Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}": she was having a horrible time sleeping until she got this apple from a witch to help, and then, just as she was settling down to a good night's sleep, this prince came and woke her up.



* Jim Henson's ''Frog Prince'' contains traces of this. ''Hey, Cinderella!'' very cleanly fits the bill, between the ridiculously over-the-top [[LargeHam hamminess]] of the stepmother, the [[TheDitz dippiness]] of the Prince, the running gag of how bad the fairy godmother is at magic, and Kermit's GenreSavvy nature [[CassandraTruth being ignored]]. Oh, and there's the ball itself, which features a large number of Muppet monsters (and Santa Claus) and basically serves as a precursor to the ballroom dancing sketches from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.

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* Jim Henson's ''Frog Prince'' Creator/JimHenson's ''[[Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince Frog Prince]]'' contains traces of this. ''Hey, Cinderella!'' ''Series/HeyCinderella!'' very cleanly fits the bill, between the ridiculously over-the-top [[LargeHam hamminess]] of the stepmother, the [[TheDitz dippiness]] of the Prince, the running gag of how bad the fairy godmother is at magic, and Kermit's GenreSavvy nature [[CassandraTruth being ignored]]. Oh, and there's the ball itself, which features a large number of Muppet monsters (and Santa Claus) and basically serves as a precursor to the ballroom dancing sketches from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.



** ''VideoGame/{{Alabaster}}'' bills itself as a "fractured fairy tale" of Literature/SnowWhite. Not only does ''Alabaster'' follow in Creator/NeilGaiman's footsteps of heavily implying Snow White to be a vampire or something else not quite human, but it has a PerspectiveFlip of the huntsman being the PC and having more than one dark secret of his own.
*** [[spoiler: Snow White is possessed by Lilith, Queen is insane witch, Mirror houses wicked ghost, and you're actually the missing King who voluntarily blood-sundered yourself in a [[DealWithTheDevil infernal bargain called blood-sundering]] to atone for the terrible war you brought upon your kingdom at the cost of losing all memories about your former life. You can undo this blood-sundering in one ending]].

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** ''VideoGame/{{Alabaster}}'' bills itself as a "fractured fairy tale" of Literature/SnowWhite.''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''. Not only does ''Alabaster'' follow in Creator/NeilGaiman's footsteps of heavily implying Snow White to be a vampire or something else not quite human, but it has a PerspectiveFlip of the huntsman being the PC and having more than one dark secret of his own.
*** [[spoiler: Snow White is possessed by Lilith, Queen is insane witch, Mirror houses wicked ghost, and you're actually the missing King who voluntarily blood-sundered yourself in a [[DealWithTheDevil infernal bargain called blood-sundering]] to atone for the terrible war you brought upon your kingdom at the cost of losing all memories about your former life. You can undo this blood-sundering in one ending]].ending.]]



* ''My Damn Channel'''s "FairyTaleFriday" features often NSFW retellings of fairy tales, with questionable messages, depraved sex, and frequently [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic protagonists]]. Specifically:

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* ''My Damn Channel'''s "FairyTaleFriday" "WebVideo/FairyTaleFriday" features often NSFW retellings of fairy tales, with questionable messages, depraved sex, and frequently [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic protagonists]]. Specifically:



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110502 And thus the evil princess was defeated, and the wizard saved!]] In 2008 bonus story, a MadScience mockery of Cinderella - complete with Pumpkin Blimp and twist ending.
* ''Webcomic/CopperRoad'' [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/2010/06/24 We have to save the dragon from the princess!]]

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110502 And thus the evil princess was defeated, and the wizard saved!]] In 2008 bonus story, a MadScience mockery of Cinderella - complete with Pumpkin Blimp and twist ending.
* ''Webcomic/CopperRoad'' ''Webcomic/CopperRoad'': [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/2010/06/24 We have to save the dragon from the princess!]]



* The ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'' features Jack and the Beanstalk as told by Elan and Little Red Riding Hood as told by Halley.

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* The ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'' features Jack and the Beanstalk as told by Elan and Little Red Riding Hood as told by Halley.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts did this a lot, to the point that a whole disc in one of the DVD box sets focuses on them. "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs", "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and "Literature/GoldilocksAndTheThreeBears" were particularly popular targets, with different versions to fit various characters and their shticks (Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety, etc.).

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts did this a lot, to the point that a whole disc in one of the DVD box sets focuses on them. "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs", "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and "Literature/GoldilocksAndTheThreeBears" "Literature/{{Goldilocks}}" were particularly popular targets, with different versions to fit various characters and their shticks (Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety, etc.).



** One of Chuck Jones' last WB cartoons, "I Was a Teenage Thumb", a blithely absurdist telling of "Literature/TomThumb", was light-years apart from one of his first, the maudlin, Disney-esque "Tom Thumb in Trouble".

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** One of Chuck Jones' Creator/ChuckJones' last WB cartoons, "I Was a Teenage Thumb", a blithely absurdist telling of "Literature/TomThumb", was light-years apart from one of his first, the maudlin, Disney-esque "Tom Thumb in Trouble".



* ''MarthaSpeaks'': "Martha Spins A Tale" spoofs everything from ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', complete with characters from the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this in one of its TreehouseOfHorror specials. In "Scary Tales Can Come True", Bart and Lisa are left in the forest a la Hansel and Gretel. Armed with a book of Grimms Fairy Tales, they're able to recognise various tropes. They don't cross a certain bridge, knowing there's a troll under it. They realise they're in a three bears' house and lock the door to keep the bears in (too bad for Goldilocks though). Homer also likewise tries to free Rapunzel from her tower...with bad results.

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* ''MarthaSpeaks'': ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'': "Martha Spins A Tale" spoofs everything from ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', complete with characters from the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this in one the "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E1TreehouseOfHorrorXI Treehouse of its TreehouseOfHorror specials.Horror XI]]". In "Scary Tales Can Come True", Bart and Lisa are left in the forest a la Hansel and Gretel. Armed with a book of Grimms Fairy Tales, they're able to recognise various tropes. They don't cross a certain bridge, knowing there's a troll under it. They realise they're in a three bears' house and lock the door to keep the bears in (too bad for Goldilocks though). Homer also likewise tries to free Rapunzel from her tower...with bad results.



** A pre-Elmyra episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' called "Brainy the Pooh" riffed on ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie The Pooh]]'', casting Brain as Pooh, Pinky as Piglet and ChristopherWalken as Christopher Robin.

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** A pre-Elmyra episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' called "Brainy the Pooh" riffed on ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie The Pooh]]'', casting Brain as Pooh, Pinky as Piglet and ChristopherWalken Creator/ChristopherWalken as Christopher Robin.



* ''WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons'' has several examples of fairy tales being fractured. One example of this is the depiction of Sleeping Beauty as TheThingThatWouldNotLeave, being a loudmouth, eating the inhabitants of Camelhot out of house and home, etc. This goes to the point that several of them want Beauty to go back to sleep, and try methods ranging from hypnotism to dancing. Beauty eventually goes back to sleep with help from one of Flicker's inventions. The series itself can be considered this to the KingArthur mythos.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is a school for fairy tale characters who add their own odd quirks to the stories, but some of them are [[ScrewDestiny rebelling against the system]]. Raven, who is supposed to become the evil queen like her mother from ''[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'', doesn't want to be evil, and spends an episode looking for another character to take her place.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons'' has several examples of fairy tales being fractured. One example of this is the depiction of Sleeping Beauty as TheThingThatWouldNotLeave, being a loudmouth, eating the inhabitants of Camelhot out of house and home, etc. This goes to the point that several of them want Beauty to go back to sleep, and try methods ranging from hypnotism to dancing. Beauty eventually goes back to sleep with help from one of Flicker's inventions. The series itself can be considered this to the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur mythos.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is a school for fairy tale characters who add their own odd quirks to the stories, but some of them are [[ScrewDestiny rebelling against the system]]. Raven, who is supposed to become the evil queen like her mother from ''[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'', ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', doesn't want to be evil, and spends an episode looking for another character to take her place.
30th May '16 4:09:18 AM GothicProphet
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* ''Pied Piper'' by Heather Dale is a retelling of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''... in which the children ask the Pied Piper to take them away and come up with the whole plot.
1st Apr '16 2:51:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several of Creator/JamesThurber's ''Fables for Our Time'' start out as normal fairy tales or AesopsFables, but then veer into more cynical or absurdist territory. His version of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, for instance, ends when the little girl, recognizing that "even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like your grandmother any more than the Metro Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge," produces a handgun and shoots the wolf dead. ''"Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be."''

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* Several of Creator/JamesThurber's ''Fables for Our Time'' start out as normal fairy tales or AesopsFables, Literature/AesopsFables, but then veer into more cynical or absurdist territory. His version of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, for instance, ends when the little girl, recognizing that "even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like your grandmother any more than the Metro Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge," produces a handgun and shoots the wolf dead. ''"Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be."''
1st Apr '16 2:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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May contain elements of {{Grimmification}}. NurseryRhyme elements and characters frequently also appear. AesopsFables are somewhat rarer but not unknown.

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May contain elements of {{Grimmification}}. NurseryRhyme elements and characters frequently also appear. AesopsFables Literature/AesopsFables are somewhat rarer but not unknown.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has "[=DeeDee=]-Locks and the Ness Monster"; Dexter's mom convinces (read: forces) him to read [=DeeDee=] a story because she's sick, which leads to Dexter reading her from a complicated science textbook. Bored to sleep, [=DeeDee=] takes over and makes up her own story, taking a bit of everything from old fairy tales with her own twists; such as three pigs made of Straw, Sticks, and Bricks, a Big Bad Wolf with the stature of [[TheNapoleon Napoleon]], and a [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] bag-pipe monster named the Ness Monster (each head with its own personality and PunnyName: Silly Ness, Grumpy Ness, and Sleepy Ness). Dexter interrupts halfway and {{lampshade|Hanging}} the lack of story structure, but was ignored.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has "[=DeeDee=]-Locks and the Ness Monster"; Dexter's mom convinces (read: forces) him to read [=DeeDee=] a story because she's sick, which leads to Dexter reading her from a complicated science textbook. Bored to sleep, [=DeeDee=] takes over and makes up her own story, taking a bit of everything from old fairy tales with her own twists; such as three pigs made of Straw, Sticks, and Bricks, a Big Bad Wolf with the stature of [[TheNapoleon Napoleon]], and a [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] bag-pipe monster named the Ness Monster (each head with its own personality and PunnyName: Silly Ness, Grumpy Ness, and Sleepy Ness). Dexter interrupts halfway and {{lampshade|Hanging}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the lack of story structure, but was ignored.


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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' provides its own take on "Jack and the Beanstalk". Uncle Grandpa is Jack, Mr. Gus is the Giant, and Pizza Steve is the Golden Goose. Oh yeah, and the Giant Realistic Flying Tiger is a princess. Surprisingly, the plot of the original tale is kept for the most part.
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