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9th Jan '18 9:06:38 AM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': The Hyperia Pantheon temple grounds are encircled by a magic hedge that mainly consists of thick, thorny vines. The various vines and branches of the hedge move out of the way for the protagonists when they want to enter or leave, a curtesy granted by Hyperion and Leilusa, the pantheonís deities (and the protagonists bosses) who enchanted it.
17th Nov '17 12:25:43 PM Smeagol17
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Physically, it is a place of painful passage, thorns and brambles, that acts as a hazard for the main character(s) as they try to either pass it, or escape it. More often than not, it is connected to [[TheFairFolk fairies (Fae)]] or some other mysterious group of creatures, as the trope is linked to the idea of a natural barrier to some greater prize (or terrible horror). Fantasy-wise, the Hedge usually appears within enchanted forests. However, sometimes the Hedge is conjured by a "higher power," and thus can appear anywhere the summoner demands (though not the golden rule). Also, the thorns tend to quickly eat whatever dies or lets its guard down within it.

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Physically, it is a place of painful passage, thorns and brambles, that acts as a hazard for the main character(s) as they try to either pass it, or escape it. More often than not, it is connected to [[TheFairFolk fairies (Fae)]] or some other mysterious group of creatures, as the trope is linked to the idea of a natural barrier to some greater prize (or terrible horror). Fantasy-wise, the Hedge usually appears within enchanted forests. However, sometimes the Hedge is conjured by a "higher power," and thus can appear anywhere the summoner demands (though not the golden rule).demands. Also, the thorns tend to quickly eat whatever dies or lets its guard down within it.
14th Nov '17 6:19:19 PM PaulA
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* Many of the levels in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorldPiranhaIsland'' contain sections where Mario has to avoid thorns, but StarMan Muncher is hard because Mario has to rely on the power of the Starman powerup to get through a thorny maze in a limited amount of time.

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* Many of the levels in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorldPiranhaIsland'' contain sections where Mario has to avoid thorns, but StarMan [=StarMan=] Muncher is hard because Mario has to rely on the power of the Starman powerup to get through a thorny maze in a limited amount of time.
12th Oct '17 7:58:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' versions of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', ''The Iron Stove'' and other Grimm tales use this trope. In ''Rapunzel'' the Prince is blinded as he falls on it, in ''Iron Stove'' the Princess must go past hers to save her prince [[spoiler: and it turns out to be an illusion]], etc.

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* The ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' versions of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', ''The Iron Stove'' Stove'', ''Sleeping Beauty/Princess Briar Rose'' and other Grimm tales use this trope. In ''Rapunzel'' the Prince is blinded as he falls on it, in ''Iron Stove'' the Princess must go past hers to save her prince [[spoiler: and it turns out to be an illusion]], in ''Briar Rose'' the thorns and vines catch anyone but later split when the destined Prince arrives, etc.
19th Mar '17 9:54:13 AM nombretomado
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** There's other ones in the rest of the NewWorldOfDarkness, like the one that surrounds the Whispering Wood (a CircusOfFear that slowly mutates people in ways symbolically connected to their sins).

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** There's other ones in the rest of the NewWorldOfDarkness, TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, like the one that surrounds the Whispering Wood (a CircusOfFear that slowly mutates people in ways symbolically connected to their sins).
15th Feb '17 6:01:31 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' versions of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', ''The Iron Stove'' and other Grimm tales use this trope. In ''Rapunzel'' the Prince is blinded as he falls on it, in ''Iron Stove'' the Princess must go past hers to save her prince [[spoiler: and it turns out to be an illusion]], etc.
16th Jan '17 6:03:42 PM lu127
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'': The legend central to the story is a fairy tale about a sleeping princess in a forest of thorns. However, the twist is that it is not, in fact, a literal hedge. [[spoiler:the Forest of Thorns is a codename used to identify an ancient control unit known as the Mysticete. It also happens to be the Flying Whale worshiped by the church and the place where Lithia's physical body has been preserved in stasis, since it's a remnant of a very advanced alien civilization that was destroyed 2,000 years before the game's time.]]
4th Aug '16 1:29:34 AM PaulA
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* In the Shannara series by Creator/TerryBrooks, the Druid castle of Paranor is protected by a poisonous hedge. Some parts are actually illusions, and passable, but usually a druid guide is required to find them.

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* In the Shannara Literature/{{Shannara}} series by Creator/TerryBrooks, the Druid castle of Paranor is protected by a poisonous hedge. Some parts are actually illusions, and passable, but usually a druid guide is required to find them.
10th Jul '16 5:07:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* A hedge also separates the faerie world from the normal world in Creator/{{Robin McKinley}}'s ''The Door in the Hedge.'' In that case, it's a fairly normal hedge.

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* A hedge also separates the faerie world from the normal world in Creator/{{Robin McKinley}}'s ''The Door in the Hedge.'' In that case, it's a fairly normal hedge.



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* The Hedge from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', which is the border between the "real world" and the fae world of Arcadia (not in any way to be confused with [[{{Arcadia}} the trope of the same name]]). There are actual thorns and a wide variety of other dangerous features, including living creatures, and it's generally an unhealthy place to be. Oh, and getting dragged through those thorns as a human rips your soul to pieces, which you then ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly]]) only gather together once you escape from Arcadia.

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* The Hedge from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', which is the border between the "real world" and the fae world of Arcadia (not in any way to be confused with [[{{Arcadia}} the trope of the same name]]). There are actual thorns and a wide variety of other dangerous features, including living creatures, and it's generally an unhealthy place to be. Oh, and getting dragged through those thorns as a human rips your soul to pieces, which you then ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly]]) only gather together once you escape from Arcadia.



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* When the East India Trading Company occupied India, it charged taxes on purchases of salt made by residents of the inland towns and cities. To prevent them from going to get their salt from either coast of the Indian Ocean, EITC planted over ''650 miles of hedges'', that in some places were 12-feet high and 14-feet thick. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland_Customs_Line#Great_Hedge Wikipedia]]
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