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25th May '17 4:39:58 AM barberbarberjoe
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* The world of ''AkazukinChaCha'' seems to function this way.
14th May '17 3:40:46 AM Snicka
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* ''Hófehér'', a Hungarian animated film by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio, is more or less a direct parody of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.

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* ''Hófehér'', ''Animation/{{Hofeher}}'', a Hungarian animated film by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio, is more or less a direct parody of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
23rd Apr '17 3:11:50 PM nombretomado
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%% * TexAvery's ''RedHotRidingHood''

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%% * TexAvery's Creator/TexAvery's ''RedHotRidingHood''
13th Apr '17 1:25:42 PM Lemia
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* ''VisualNovel/CinderellaPhenomenon'' features several characters who suffer from the Fairytale Curse, a witches' enchantment that takes a well-known fairy tale and twists it into a curse for the victim. The main character is cursed to experience the exact reverse of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}": instead of being a kind girl with a cruel stepfamily who goes from RagsToRoyalty, she's a cruel princess with a kind stepfamily who goes from RichesToRags with almost everyone forgetting that she was ever royalty. Other Fairytale Curses include the [[Literature/PeterPan Neverland]] Curse that traps its victim in the body of a child, the Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} Curse that gives its victim LaserGuidedAmnesia about their name and identity, and the Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Curse that makes its victim irresistibly beautiful to the opposite gender but [[spoiler:transforms them into a beast when they fall in love with someone else]]. All of these curses have a CurseEscapeClause, but there are witches who intend to make sure they'll never be broken or manipulate the curses for their gain.
8th Apr '17 10:41:08 AM lalalei2001
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* ''Series/TobyTerrierAndHisVideoPals'''s rendition of The Three Little Pigs goes off-the-rails when the third little pig builds his house out of aluminum siding. Then, when he builds it out of bricks like he's supposed to, he doesn't use mortar and the wolf blows the house away. Luckily, the three pigs then blow the wolf away.
6th Apr '17 8:52:43 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Once Upon a Time", Kaeloo tries narrating the story of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood to the others as a bedtime story. Eventually, [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Stumpy]] takes over the narration and turns it into a bizarre story featuring aliens, superheroes and teleporters.
23rd Mar '17 5:15:15 PM Hyoroemon
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* Literature/TheSchoolForGoodAndEvil took place in a world where children of Good and Evil are studying for 3 years before going on their fairy tail. One of main girl's 3 roommates is a descendant from Gaston (Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast).
26th Feb '17 6:57:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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OnceUponATime, there was a beautiful DamselInDistress, a [[PrinceCharming handsome hero]] on an epic [[TheQuest quest]], his [[FairyCompanion magical sidekick]], and [[CurseEscapeClause a spell they needed to break]] before [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve the stroke of midnight]].

But wait! The damsel's [[ActionGirl not so distressed after all]]! The [[IdiotHero hero's a buffoon]]! The [[PrinceCharmless prince is charmless]]! The heroine [[UglyGuyHotWife falls for the homely comic relief sidekick]] instead of the KnightInShiningArmor! The WickedStepmother is an angel with a [[DaddysGirl bratty stepdaughter]]! The [[Literature/LittleRedFightingHood sweet little girl in the red cloak]] is a HeroicComedicSociopath! And just about everyone's ridiculously GenreSavvy! And that's before you get to the ending, which may be [[NotHisSled pointedly different from the familiar version]].

What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with [[SettingUpdate modern-day sensibilities and morals]]. It may also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).

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OnceUponATime, there was a beautiful DamselInDistress, a [[PrinceCharming handsome hero]] prince]] on an epic [[TheQuest quest]], his [[FairyCompanion magical sidekick]], and [[CurseEscapeClause a spell they needed to break]] before [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve the stroke of midnight]].

But wait! The damsel's [[ActionGirl [[DamselOutOfDistress not so distressed after all]]! The [[IdiotHero hero's a buffoon]]! The [[PrinceCharmless prince is charmless]]! The heroine [[UglyGuyHotWife [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest falls for the homely comic relief sidekick]] instead of the KnightInShiningArmor! The WickedStepmother is an angel with a [[DaddysGirl [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty stepdaughter]]! The [[Literature/LittleRedFightingHood sweet little girl in the red cloak]] is a HeroicComedicSociopath! And just about everyone's ridiculously GenreSavvy! And that's before you get to the ending, which may be [[NotHisSled pointedly different from the familiar version]].

What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, [[PlayingWithATrope broken, rearranged and re-presented]] with [[SettingUpdate modern-day sensibilities and morals]]. It may also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).



It's somewhat common for these to overlap with FeministFantasy, satirizing the original story's gender politics. For instance, a popular twist is to have [[ActionGirl the brave princess]] rescue [[DistressedDude a knight in distress]], or object to the idea of the suitor being [[EngagementChallenge awarded her hand in marriage]]. On the other hand, they've also frequently been used to satirize PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.

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It's somewhat common for these to overlap with FeministFantasy, satirizing the original story's gender politics. For instance, a popular twist is to have [[ActionGirl [[WarriorPrincess the brave princess]] rescue [[DistressedDude a knight in distress]], or object to the idea of the suitor being [[EngagementChallenge awarded her hand in marriage]]. On the other hand, they've also frequently been used to satirize PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.
7th Feb '17 9:24:56 AM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the NurseryRhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" is ''de''fractured by way of ExternalRetcon. When tavern patrons in Bree ask Frodo for a song, he sings "The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late". The narration explains that Bilbo wrote the song, but "only a few words of it are now, as a rule, remembered." In this longer version, every element that is complete nonsense in the nursery rhyme gets explanation and context. Because this kind of deadpan humour is a little unusual for ''The Lord of the Rings'', and because of Tokien's scholarly reputation, some readers are left confused as to which is the true original version.
29th Jan '17 1:52:33 AM I_love_dragons
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* ''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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* ''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.Haley.
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