History Main / Grimmification

24th Jun '17 1:49:26 PM nombretomado
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* Mostly averted in ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'', which recasts various European fairy and folktales in the {{Whoniverse}}, because ''Series/DoctorWho'' itself has plenty of terror and violence and most of the stories swap one grisly demise for a villain with its Whoniverse equivalent: Where the baddies in "Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves" get soaked in boiling oil to finish them off, "Andiba and the Four Slitheen" destroys its villains with vinegar, which they are fatally allergic to. But "Literature/{{Cinderella}} and the Magic Box" indulges in this when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Lord of the castle and his court are vampires, and the Eleventh Doctor has sent her to the royal ball as a sort of Trojan horse, equipping her with the means to destroy them. All he tells her is to use the sonic screwdriver at midnight...]].

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* Mostly averted in ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'', which recasts various European fairy and folktales in the {{Whoniverse}}, {{Franchise/Whoniverse}}, because ''Series/DoctorWho'' itself has plenty of terror and violence and most of the stories swap one grisly demise for a villain with its Whoniverse equivalent: Where the baddies in "Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves" get soaked in boiling oil to finish them off, "Andiba and the Four Slitheen" destroys its villains with vinegar, which they are fatally allergic to. But "Literature/{{Cinderella}} and the Magic Box" indulges in this when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Lord of the castle and his court are vampires, and the Eleventh Doctor has sent her to the royal ball as a sort of Trojan horse, equipping her with the means to destroy them. All he tells her is to use the sonic screwdriver at midnight...]].
12th Jun '17 6:13:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=275 Not even Frosty is safe, it seems]].
** ''VGCats'' LOVES grimmifying cute everybody's-happy tales for shock value. Heck, about a third of all their comics involve this nowadays.

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* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=275 Not even Frosty is safe, it seems]].
** ''VGCats''
''Webcomic/VGCats'' LOVES grimmifying cute everybody's-happy tales for shock value. Heck, about a third of all their comics involve this nowadays. [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=275 Not even Frosty is safe, it seems]].
30th May '17 1:54:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes this to its logical extreme by turning the story into a violent, hyper-sexualized action movie. Directed by [[Creator/ZackSnyder the same guy]] who did ''ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' and the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake.

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** ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes this to its logical extreme by turning the story into a violent, hyper-sexualized action movie. Directed by [[Creator/ZackSnyder the same guy]] who did ''ThreeHundred'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' and the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake.
8th May '17 7:40:38 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In the original "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" FairyTale, the prince is blinded, and the heroine's SwissArmyTears restore his eyesight. In Disney's adaptation ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', of all places, the villain, in an odd moment of Grimification in an otherwise Disneyfied story, [[spoiler:''stabs and kills him'', and Rapunzel holds her dead lover in her arms before her tears bring him back to life]]. What's more is that the story really plays up the Freudian elements between Rapunzel and her stepmother - showing Gothel as a textbook emotional abuser. Additionally the stepmother [[spoiler: gets a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rather dark]] DeathByAdaptation]] when she just disappeared from the original.

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* In the original "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" FairyTale, the prince is blinded, and the heroine's SwissArmyTears restore his eyesight. In Disney's adaptation ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', of all places, the villain, in an odd moment of Grimification in an otherwise Disneyfied story, [[spoiler:''stabs and kills him'', and Rapunzel holds her dead lover in her arms before her tears bring him back to life]]. What's more is that the story really plays up the Freudian elements between Rapunzel and her stepmother - showing Gothel as a textbook emotional abuser. Additionally the stepmother [[spoiler: gets a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rather dark]] DeathByAdaptation]] when she just disappeared [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappeared]] from the original.
15th Apr '17 6:10:14 PM nombretomado
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* SoundHorizon's 7th Story CD Märchen (German for "fairytale") is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fairytales]]. They're quite dark, being based on the Grimm versions instead of the Disney versions, and then there's also a hint about there being a "real" side and a "fantasy/ lie" side to them and the fantastic events being metaphors for more mundane, but equally (or, in some cases, more) dark events (Idoko/Goldmary falling into a well, dying and her younger sister spreading the plague, for example).

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* SoundHorizon's Music/SoundHorizon's 7th Story CD Märchen (German for "fairytale") is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fairytales]]. They're quite dark, being based on the Grimm versions instead of the Disney versions, and then there's also a hint about there being a "real" side and a "fantasy/ lie" side to them and the fantastic events being metaphors for more mundane, but equally (or, in some cases, more) dark events (Idoko/Goldmary falling into a well, dying and her younger sister spreading the plague, for example).
5th Apr '17 7:44:16 PM HarpieSiren
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* In the original "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" FairyTale, the prince is blinded, and the heroine's SwissArmyTears restore his eyesight. In Disney's adaptation ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', of all places, the villain, in an odd moment of Grimification in an otherwise Disneyfied story, [[spoiler:''stabs and kills him'', and Rapunzel holds her dead lover in her arms before her tears bring him back to life]]. What's more is that the story really plays up the Freudian elements between Rapunzel and her stepmother - showing Gothel as a textbook emotional abuser. Additionally the stepmother [[spoiler: gets a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rather dark]] DeathByAdaptation]] when she just disappeared from the original.



* In the original "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" FairyTale, the prince is blinded, and the heroine's SwissArmyTears restore his eyesight. In Disney's adaptation ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', of all places, the villain, in an odd moment of Grimification in an otherwise Disneyfied story, [[spoiler:''stabs and kills him'', and Rapunzel holds her dead lover in her arms before her tears bring him back to life]]. What's more is that the story really plays up the Freudian elements between Rapunzel and her stepmother - showing Gothel as a textbook emotional abuser. Additionally the stepmother [[spoiler: gets a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rather dark]] DeathByAdaptation]] when she just disappeared from the original.
2nd Apr '17 10:16:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''PandoraHearts'' is a a manga based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (even though the book isn't technically a fairytale) that can be very dark, violent and sometimes creepy.

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* ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is a a manga based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (even though the book isn't technically a fairytale) that can be very dark, violent and sometimes creepy.
19th Mar '17 9:46:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' is all about this. The intro to one splatbook involves several classic fairy tales with a ''[[NewWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]]'' twist - the Big Bad Wolf is a [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken werewolf]], Snow White becomes a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire]] (of course), all told to impress a [[TheFairFolk True Fae]]...

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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' is all about this. The intro to one splatbook involves several classic fairy tales with a ''[[NewWorldOfDarkness ''[[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]]'' twist - the Big Bad Wolf is a [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken werewolf]], Snow White becomes a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire]] (of course), all told to impress a [[TheFairFolk True Fae]]...
11th Mar '17 2:20:48 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' ''[[UpdatedRerelease Delta]]'' introduces Archfiends based off of Grimm's fairy tales to the roster. For those unfamiliar, Archfiends are the result of people making [[ADealWithTheDevil deals]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]], and subsequently mutating into a monster that wouldn't be out of place in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Cinderella, for example, is a centauroid centipede-beast with hundreds of glass legs and the distorted face of the prince growing out the back. Hansel and Gretel is an [[GeniusLoci entire candy village]] with a pair of giant locusts covered in frosting in the vague shape of a little boy and girl popping out of the gingerbread houses. Red Riding Hood is a giant wolf-like suit of armor with the skeletal face of a witch erupting from its midriff. Should just give you an idea of how [[NightmareFuel twisted]] the [[CrapsackWorld world of]] Soul Sacrifice is.

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' ''[[UpdatedRerelease Delta]]'' introduces Archfiends based off of Grimm's fairy tales to the roster. For those unfamiliar, Archfiends are the result of people making [[ADealWithTheDevil [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]], and subsequently mutating into a monster that wouldn't be out of place in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Cinderella, for example, is a centauroid centipede-beast with hundreds of glass legs and the distorted face of the prince growing out the back. Hansel and Gretel is an [[GeniusLoci entire candy village]] with a pair of giant locusts covered in frosting in the vague shape of a little boy and girl popping out of the gingerbread houses. Red Riding Hood is a giant wolf-like suit of armor with the skeletal face of a witch erupting from its midriff. Should just give you an idea of how [[NightmareFuel twisted]] the [[CrapsackWorld world of]] Soul Sacrifice is.
11th Mar '17 2:20:06 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' ''[[UpdatedRerelease Delta]]'' introduces Archfiends based off of Grimm's fairy tales to the roster. For those unfamiliar, Archfiends are the result of people making [[ADealWithTheDevil deals]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]], and subsequently mutating into a monster that wouldn't be out of place in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Cinderella, for example, is a centauroid centipede-beast with hundreds of glass legs and the distorted face of the prince growing out the back. Hansel and Gretel is an [[GeniusLoci entire candy village]] with a pair of giant locusts covered in frosting in the vague shape of a little boy and girl popping out of the gingerbread houses. Red Riding Hood is a giant wolf-like suit of armor with the skeletal face of a witch erupting from its midriff. Should just give you an idea of how [[NightmareFuel twisted]] the [[CrapsackWorld world of]] Soul Sacrifice is.
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