History Main / RuleofSymbolism

27th May '16 9:41:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The web series ''BrokenSaints'' is loaded with this.
* Each season of the French Canadian post-apocalyptic Webseries Temps Mort could be compared to a period of the prehistoric era.
** The first is the pre-sapiens era where everybody was on is own.
** The second the time when humans was nomad.
** The third the beginning of sedentarism
** The finale being a clear reference to the myth of Moise, symbolise the dawn of civilisation.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The web series ''BrokenSaints'' is loaded with this.
* Each season of the French Canadian post-apocalyptic Webseries Temps Mort could be compared to a period of the prehistoric era.
** The first is the pre-sapiens era where everybody was on is own.
** The second the time when humans was nomad.
** The third the beginning of sedentarism
** The finale being a clear reference to the myth of Moise, symbolise the dawn of civilisation.
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18th May '16 2:09:23 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
** The presence (or at least the desire to have it) or absence of Magneto's telepathy-blocking helmet is a fairly good gauge of how unhealthy or healthy his relationship with Professor X is. [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=108298 As writer Simon Kinberg puts it]], the finale marks the beginning of the characters' FriendlyEnemy dynamic:
--->"At the end of the movie, [Magneto] flies away without his helmet, with the implication that he'll go off and continue to be Magneto in some form, but not be able to hide it from Charles, who'll be able to read his mind and track him. There's a truce of some kind between Charles and Magneto, but there's a part of Magneto that will always be the Magneto we know from the comics."
** [[http://screenrant.com/x-men-days-of-future-past-photos/ This article]] has made the following observation about the elderly Erik:
--->"From the photos, we see that Ian [=McKellen's=] older Magneto has no need for his iconic helmet that protects him from mutant telepaths since he's once again allied with old friend Charles Xavier."

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
** *** The presence (or at least the desire to have it) or absence of Magneto's telepathy-blocking helmet is a fairly good gauge of how unhealthy or healthy his relationship with Professor X is. [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=108298 As writer Simon Kinberg puts it]], the finale marks the beginning of the characters' FriendlyEnemy dynamic:
--->"At ---->"At the end of the movie, [Magneto] flies away without his helmet, with the implication that he'll go off and continue to be Magneto in some form, but not be able to hide it from Charles, who'll be able to read his mind and track him. There's a truce of some kind between Charles and Magneto, but there's a part of Magneto that will always be the Magneto we know from the comics."
** *** [[http://screenrant.com/x-men-days-of-future-past-photos/ This article]] has made the following observation about the elderly Erik:
--->"From ---->"From the photos, we see that Ian [=McKellen's=] older Magneto has no need for his iconic helmet that protects him from mutant telepaths since he's once again allied with old friend Charles Xavier.""
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** The Four Horsemen [[http://nerdist.com/x-men-apocalypse-set-visit-bryan-singer-interview/ represent four different aspects of a cult's power]] to attract and recruit new members.
---->'''Creator/BryanSinger''': It has a political faction, and I'd always felt Magneto could fill those shoes. It always has a military faction, so Archangel could fill those shoes as the guardian. There's also a youth faction. Those that you're trying to seduce and grow into your cult--the young, whose minds are malleable [such as Storm]. And lastly, the sexual component, because cult leaders tend to sexualize their position and have sex with half the people in their cult. And the Psylocke character, who was a very bright character in the comic, but is always looking for guidance and leadership, always trying to find the right guy, so she ends up with Apocalypse in this one.
*** [[https://in.movies.yahoo.com/post/137684622919/x-men-apocalypse-on-set-of-the-darker-heavier There are bookends]] in Charles' study which are shaped like the mythological figure Atlas, and they symbolize his heavy burden of trying to save the world.
---->We look around Xavier's school some more, exploring every nook and cranny of Prof. X's office. We spot a couple of Atlas-themed book-ends, with two muscular men carrying planets on their backs. It makes us flashback to that dark room, where we saw [=McAvoy=] cry. If ever there was a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders, it's James [=McAvoy=]'s Professor X.
9th May '16 6:21:13 AM MajinAkuma
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* Many of the [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Cards As The Plot Demands]] in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise are set up to allow actions in the game to reflect something outside of it. For example, in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shun uses a combo that puts a mark on Dennis' Performage Trapeze Magician, which would force Dennis to reveal his hand [[spoiler: (and the Polymerization he was holding, which would out him as an agent of Fusion)]] when it was destroyed. This makes Trapeze Magician a representative of Dennis' [[spoiler: false persona]], and its ensuring destruction would force him to 'show his hand' in both a figurative and literal sense.

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* Many of the [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Cards As The Plot Demands]] in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise are set up to allow actions in the game to reflect something outside of it. For example, in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shun Kurosaki uses a combo that puts a mark on Dennis' Performage Trapeze Magician, which would force Dennis to reveal his hand [[spoiler: (and [[spoiler:(and the Polymerization he was holding, which would out him as an agent of Fusion)]] Academia)]] when it he was destroyed. This makes Trapeze Magician a representative of Dennis' [[spoiler: false [[spoiler:false persona]], and its his ensuring destruction would force him Dennis to 'show his hand' in both a figurative and literal sense.
2nd Apr '16 8:49:05 PM erforce
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* ''{{Equilibrium}}'': Probably the only reason the drug ampules looks like bullets and the drug is injected with an apparatus that looks like a gun.

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* ''{{Equilibrium}}'': ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': Probably the only reason the drug ampules looks like bullets and the drug is injected with an apparatus that looks like a gun.



* TakashiMiike's ''Film/{{Gozu}}'' makes almost no sense at all without the realization that, not only is nearly everything symbolic, it uses symbols and tropes drawn from several entirely unrelated sources ([[spoiler: mainly Japanese and Greek mythology, as well as psychological metaphors for the main character's coming to terms with his homosexuality]]).
* Roger Ebert made an observation regarding the controversial ending of ''TaxiDriver'': "The end sequence plays like music, not drama: It completes the story on an emotional, not a literal, level."

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* TakashiMiike's Creator/TakashiMiike's ''Film/{{Gozu}}'' makes almost no sense at all without the realization that, not only is nearly everything symbolic, it uses symbols and tropes drawn from several entirely unrelated sources ([[spoiler: mainly Japanese and Greek mythology, as well as psychological metaphors for the main character's coming to terms with his homosexuality]]).
* Roger Ebert made an observation regarding the controversial ending of ''TaxiDriver'': ''Film/TaxiDriver'': "The end sequence plays like music, not drama: It completes the story on an emotional, not a literal, level."
5th Mar '16 8:19:10 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "My Fair Hatey", after Lord Dominator shoots down Lord Hater's advances she goes into a VillainSong where she reveals her true motivation: [[spoiler: she has no interest in conquest and is just destroying planets outright ForTheEvulz.]] During her song she's seen sucking resources out of the [[HeartSymbol heart-shaped planet]] Lemoria from "The Date", gleefully watching it shrivel up as she simultaneously crushes Lord Hater's hopes that Dominator would want to [[UnholyMatrimony rule the galaxy by his side]] and Wander's hopes that LoveRedeems.
2nd Mar '16 4:13:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Many of the [[NewowersAsThePlotDemands New Cards As The Plot Demands]] in the YuGiOh franchiseare set up to allow actions in the game to reflect something outside of it. For example, in YuGiOhArcV, Shun uses a combo that puts a mark on Dennis' Performage trapeze Magigician, which would force Dennis to reveal his hand [[spoiler: (and the Polymerization he was holding, which would out him as an agent of Fusion)]] when it was destroyed. This makes Trapeze Magician a representative of Dennis' [[spoiler: false persona]], and it's ensuring destruction would force him to 'show his hand' in both a figurative and literal sense.

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* Many of the [[NewowersAsThePlotDemands [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Cards As The Plot Demands]] in the YuGiOh franchiseare ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise are set up to allow actions in the game to reflect something outside of it. For example, in YuGiOhArcV, ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shun uses a combo that puts a mark on Dennis' Performage trapeze Magigician, Trapeze Magician, which would force Dennis to reveal his hand [[spoiler: (and the Polymerization he was holding, which would out him as an agent of Fusion)]] when it was destroyed. This makes Trapeze Magician a representative of Dennis' [[spoiler: false persona]], and it's its ensuring destruction would force him to 'show his hand' in both a figurative and literal sense.
27th Feb '16 5:14:12 AM Stinkoman87
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* Many of the [[NewowersAsThePlotDemands New Cards As The Plot Demands]] in the YuGiOh franchiseare set up to allow actions in the game to reflect something outside of it. For example, in YuGiOhArcV, Shun uses a combo that puts a mark on Dennis' Performage trapeze Magigician, which would force Dennis to reveal his hand [[spoiler: (and the Polymerization he was holding, which would out him as an agent of Fusion)]] when it was destroyed. This makes Trapeze Magician a representative of Dennis' [[spoiler: false persona]], and it's ensuring destruction would force him to 'show his hand' in both a figurative and literal sense.
23rd Feb '16 1:10:00 AM WillBGood
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* Frida Kahlo's paintings tend to involve a lot a symbolism, especially the ones when herself and her feelings in them (i.e ''Las Dos Fridas'' being an example, symbolizing her feelings during a divorce from her husband Diego Rivera [[https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/latin-american-modernism1/a/kahlo-the-two-fridas-las-dos-fridas]]).

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* Frida Kahlo's paintings tend to involve a lot a symbolism, especially the ones when herself and her feelings in them (i.e ''Las Dos Fridas'' being an example, symbolizing her feelings during a divorce from her husband Diego Rivera [[https://www.''[[https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/latin-american-modernism1/a/kahlo-the-two-fridas-las-dos-fridas]]).org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/latin-american-modernism1/a/kahlo-the-two-fridas-las-dos-fridas Las Dos Fridas]]'' being an example, symbolizing her feelings during a divorce from her husband Diego Rivera ).
7th Feb '16 5:51:16 AM Freshmeat
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* ThomasPynchon's MagnumOpus ''Literature/GravitysRainbow'' is so rife with symbolism integrated magnificently into the story (even much of the {{squick}} is symbolic!) that there's plenty of symbolism to be seen ''even when it might not be there at all''!

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* ThomasPynchon's MagnumOpus ''Literature/GravitysRainbow'' is so rife with symbolism integrated magnificently into the story (even much of the {{squick}} is symbolic!) that there's plenty of symbolism to be seen ''even when it might not be there at all''!
27th Jan '16 11:56:43 PM intastiel
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* Invoked in an ''Literature/AncientHistories'' novel when an ordinary butterfly is on auction for a staggering sum because it was captured under ''just'' the right circumstances to make it a perfect symbol of chaos theory, potentially giving its owner power over the very concept of ForWantOfANail... and then the field [[TimeStandsStill suspending it in time]] is broken, and an ordinary butterfly carries on its way.

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* Invoked in an ''Literature/AncientHistories'' a ''Literature/SecretHistories'' novel when an ordinary butterfly is on auction for a staggering sum because it was captured under ''just'' the right circumstances to make it a perfect symbol of chaos theory, potentially giving its owner power over the very concept of ForWantOfANail... and then the field [[TimeStandsStill suspending it in time]] is broken, and an ordinary butterfly carries on its way.
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