History Music / Nightwish

18th Mar '17 5:22:50 PM Orbiting
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-->"Nemo"

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-->"Nemo"
-->-- "Nemo"



[[folder:Band tropes]]
* BadassBeard: Jukka, Tuomas, Marco, and Troy. Marco even has TWO beards that he BRAIDS!
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Only die-hard fans remember Sami Vänskä. The only reason he's not a [[ThePeteBest Pete Best]] to the band is because he played on ''Oceanborn'', Nightwish's breakout album, and its successor, ''Wishmaster''. However, Marco still overshadows him.
* CloudCuckoolander: Emppu could count as one of these, though he doesn't talk all that much and isn't prone to non-sequitur, he is known as the tiny smart aleck of the band amongst the fanbase. The band has played with this fact a couple of times too, Turunen dumping a drink over his head after being referred to as a 'notorius lush' by Vuorinen on the ''End of Innocence'' DVD.
* DyeHard:[[invoked]] Apparently, Tuomas is a natural blond.
** KaleidoscopeHair:[[invoked]] Anette frequently dyed her hair different colours, occasionally at the same time.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Tuomas.
** TheLancer: Marco.
** TheBigGuy: Jukka.
** TheHeart: Emppu.
** TheChick: Floor.
** TheSixthRanger: Troy.
* FunSize: Every guy in the band except for Tuomas and Floor is under six feet tall; Emppu is the most prominent example at 5'0". Tuomas is just barely the tallest member of the band (he is 6'1 1/2", while Floor is 6'0 1/2".)
* TheInsomniac: Jukka suffered from insomnia for years, forcing him to go on hiatus from the band in 2014.
* LargeHam: Why, Marco of course. By default, any time he has a part in a song, whatever subtlety had been built up until that point is thoroughly smashed, due to his tendency to -- in the mold of [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kürsch]] before him -- [[NoIndoorVoice sing completely in all caps.]]
** Averted in "The Islander" off of ''Dark Passion Play'', however, where he takes on a softer tone.
* LeadBassist: Marco is the best known member of the band aside from Tuomas.
* NamesTheSame:[[invoked]] ''Imaginarium'' and "various other things." So they [[http://tinyurl.com/osfenyd changed the name]] to ''Imaginaerum''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Anette Olzon looks and sounds like she's only about 25, but is actually 40, six years Tarja's senior. Anette was the second-eldest member of the band after Marco until her departure.
* OneOfUs:[[invoked]] Marco is a [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] geek and loves video games. He has openly admitted this in his tiny bio on the band's official website, he's a lifelong Creator/{{Nintendo}} fan, his favorite video game is VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment, and he occasionally wears Franchise/StarWars shirts in concert.
* RealMenWearPink: Tuomas isn't RatedMForManly, but you still wouldn't expect that obsession with Creator/{{Disney}} films. He even released an entire concept album based on ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''.
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: Played straight with Tarja and her heavy Finnish accent on the earlier albums, mostly averted with Anette even when she sings the earlier songs.
* WhamEpisode: "An Open Letter to Tarja," where lead singer Tarja Turunen was fired from Nightwish, was a defining moment in the band's history, [[BrokenBase for better or for worse]].
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9th Mar '17 6:42:08 PM KingLyger
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* DyeHard: Apparently, Tuomas is a natural blond.
** KaleidoscopeHair: Anette frequently dyed her hair different colours, occasionally at the same time.

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* DyeHard: DyeHard:[[invoked]] Apparently, Tuomas is a natural blond.
** KaleidoscopeHair: KaleidoscopeHair:[[invoked]] Anette frequently dyed her hair different colours, occasionally at the same time.



* NamesTheSame: ''Imaginarium'' and "various other things." So they [[http://tinyurl.com/osfenyd changed the name]] to ''Imaginaerum''.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]: Anette looks and sounds like she's only about 25, but is actually 40 (six years older than her predecessor and was the second-eldest member of the band after Marco until her departure.)
* OneOfUs: Marco is a [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] geek and loves video games. He has openly admitted this in his tiny bio on the band's official website, he's a lifelong Creator/{{Nintendo}} fan, his favorite video game is VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment, and he occasionally wears Franchise/StarWars shirts in concert.
** Also Tuomas. See RealMenWearPink below.
* RealMenWearPink: OK, so Tuomas isn't RatedMForManly, but you still wouldn't expect that obsession with Creator/{{Disney}} films.

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* NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame:[[invoked]] ''Imaginarium'' and "various other things." So they [[http://tinyurl.com/osfenyd changed the name]] to ''Imaginaerum''.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]: OlderThanTheyLook: Anette Olzon looks and sounds like she's only about 25, but is actually 40 (six 40, six years older than her predecessor and Tarja's senior. Anette was the second-eldest member of the band after Marco until her departure.)
departure.
* OneOfUs: OneOfUs:[[invoked]] Marco is a [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] geek and loves video games. He has openly admitted this in his tiny bio on the band's official website, he's a lifelong Creator/{{Nintendo}} fan, his favorite video game is VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment, and he occasionally wears Franchise/StarWars shirts in concert.
** Also Tuomas. See RealMenWearPink below.
* RealMenWearPink: OK, so Tuomas isn't RatedMForManly, but you still wouldn't expect that obsession with Creator/{{Disney}} films.films. He even released an entire concept album based on ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''.



* WhamEpisode: While not necessarily compatible with music, "An Open Letter to Tarja" certainly qualifies as this.

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* WhamEpisode: While not necessarily compatible with music, "An Open Letter to Tarja" certainly qualifies as this.Tarja," where lead singer Tarja Turunen was fired from Nightwish, was a defining moment in the band's history, [[BrokenBase for better or for worse]].
22nd Jan '17 11:30:52 AM HawkbitAlpha
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* LargeHam: Why, Marco of course. By default, any time he has a part in a song, whatever subtlety had been built up until that point is thoroughly smashed, due to his tendency to -- in the mold of [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kürsch]] before him -- sing completely in all caps.

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* LargeHam: Why, Marco of course. By default, any time he has a part in a song, whatever subtlety had been built up until that point is thoroughly smashed, due to his tendency to -- in the mold of [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kürsch]] before him -- [[NoIndoorVoice sing completely in all caps.]]
8th Jan '17 4:46:22 PM StarSword
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--> Dance to the whistle, to the play, to the story
--> To infinite encores
--> Laugh at the royalty with sad crowns
--> And repeat the chorus once more
-->
--> ''*final chorus*''

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--> Dance to the whistle, to the play, to the story
-->
story\\
To infinite encores
-->
encores\\
Laugh at the royalty with sad crowns
-->
crowns\\
And repeat the chorus once more
-->
-->
more\\
\\
''*final chorus*''



* MetalScream: Usually belted out by Marco, most notably in "Master Passion Greed."

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* MetalScream: MetalScream:
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Usually belted out by Marco, most notably in "Master Passion Greed."



** "The Islander" on ''Dark Passion Play'' is an acoustic folk song in an otherwise power metal album.

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** "The Islander" on ''Dark Passion Play'' is an acoustic folk song song/sea shanty in an otherwise power metal album.



-->Be still, my son
-->You're home
-->Oh when did you become so cold?
-->The blade will keep on descending
-->All you need is to feel my love

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-->Be still, my son
-->You're home
-->Oh
son\\
You're home\\
Oh
when did you become so cold?
-->The
cold?\\
The
blade will keep on descending
-->All
descending\\
All
you need is to feel my love
23rd Dec '16 8:18:05 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* {{Mascot}}: A white owl appears fairly often in their album artwork.
19th Dec '16 10:41:02 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** ''Weak Fantasy'' both celebrates and laments about the love (and quality) of imaginary literature, even namedropping Literature/WarOfTheWorlds.
10th Dec '16 7:32:13 PM StarSword
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* OutOfGenreExperience: After two songs of trademark power metal, ''Imaginaerum'' throws in the lounge club-inspired track "Slow, Love, Slow." Yes, that's right, a ''lounge'' track on a Nightwish album. The album abruptly returns to power metal afterwards.

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* OutOfGenreExperience: OutOfGenreExperience:
** "The Islander" on ''Dark Passion Play'' is an acoustic folk song in an otherwise power metal album.
**
After two songs of trademark power metal, ''Imaginaerum'' throws in the lounge club-inspired track "Slow, Love, Slow." Yes, that's right, a ''lounge'' track on a Nightwish album. The album abruptly returns to power metal afterwards.
6th Oct '16 1:15:55 PM Stargazer89
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While initially disappointed, they soon became noticed with their song ''Sacrament of Wilderness'' and achieved worldwide fame with their next two albums, ''Oceanborn'' and ''Wishmaster''. After the success, they released the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] ''Century Child''. After their fifth (and breakthrough) album ''Once'', they held a live show called ''End of an Era''. Shortly after the performance, vocalist Tarja Turunen was fired for viewing the band as a way to gain publicity and make money. They even expressed this in an open letter on their web site, though this is only one side of the coin. They later hired vocalist Anette Olzon, which has caused a [[BrokenBase division in the fanbase]]. Their first album with Anette as the main vocalist, ''Dark Passion Play'', was released in 2007.

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While initially disappointed, they soon became noticed with their song ''Sacrament of Wilderness'' and achieved worldwide fame with their next two albums, ''Oceanborn'' and ''Wishmaster''. After the success, they released the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] ''Century Child''. After their fifth (and breakthrough) album ''Once'', they held a live show called ''End of an Era''. Shortly after the performance, vocalist Tarja Turunen was fired for allegedly viewing the band as a way to gain publicity and make money. They even expressed this opinion in an open letter on their web site, though this is only one side of the coin. They later hired vocalist Anette Olzon, which has caused a [[BrokenBase division in the fanbase]]. Their first album with Anette as the main vocalist, ''Dark Passion Play'', was released in 2007.
23rd Sep '16 6:37:41 AM MikaHaeli8
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-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5_mlQOsUQ Hamster! A dentist! Hard porn, Steven Seagull!]]''



-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5_mlQOsUQ Hamster! A dentist! Hard porn, Steven Seagull!]]''
23rd Sep '16 6:36:36 AM MikaHaeli8
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** ''In your creation, Heaven did decree/That in your en suite, death should dwell'' (actually ''in your arms, sweet, death should dwell'')
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