History Series / TheTenthKingdom

22nd Apr '16 12:34:39 AM MajorWesJanson
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** [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly]] because shoes that make you invisible are less valuable to animals or people who rely more on scent.
21st Apr '16 7:54:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* DopeSlap: The queen gets all three Troll children in one swing.
14th Apr '16 8:23:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* StopOrIShootMyself: The fake prince threatens to hang himself and screw up the Queen's plans if she doesn't turn him back into a dog. The queen quickly realizes the material he's using won't actually hold his weight and pushes his support away, causing him to choke briefly before it tears.
9th Apr '16 9:06:14 AM kataangluvr
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* AmbiguousDisorder: [[spoiler:We never learn what was really wrong with Christine, Virginia's mother. All we're told is that she was mentally ill and that she tried to [[OffingTheOffspring kill her daughter]] for some reason. It certainly doesn't help her case when she's taken to a fantasy world and rules as the Evil Queen.]]



** [[spoiler:Not spoken, but Virginia's mother's reaction when she realized that she was trying to drown her own daughter says it all.]]



* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Virginia's mother tried to drown her daughter when she was younger. She tries to choke her to death several times later too.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Virginia's mother tried to drown her daughter when she was younger. She tries to choke her to death several times later too. Although the last example is done without her pulling away in horror at her actions.]]
9th Apr '16 8:51:56 AM kataangluvr
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* DrivenToSuicide: The dog in Wendell's body nearly hangs himself because he's unhappy in a human body. Poor thing.


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* SpoiledSweet: [[spoiler:Prince Wendell turns into this after spending most of the series in a dog's body.]]
9th Apr '16 8:40:06 AM kataangluvr
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Implied with Virginia and Wolf's first encounter. Instead of being in pain or angry, Wolf treats the vase being bashed over his head like it's nothing and grins.
9th Apr '16 8:32:12 AM kataangluvr
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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Despite having every reason to hate her mother, Virginia still loves her and is genuinely horrified when she realized that she scratched her mother's neck with the poisoned comb, thus killing her.]]
6th Apr '16 9:24:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Little Lamb village might have ridiculous show trials that are nothing more than a prelude to a lynching, but using SlutShaming on a murder victim for a "she was asking for it" defense ''really'' pisses them off.
6th Apr '16 9:20:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* CourtroomAntic: A rather amusing version has Virginia exclaim, after Wolf has practically incriminated himself while being grilled by the Judge, "Your Honor, my client is suffering from post-menstrual tension!" Not to mention Wolf's memorably existential self-defense: "Ohhhh, I'm twisting everything I'm saying!"

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* CourtroomAntic: A rather amusing version has Virginia exclaim, after Wolf has practically incriminated himself while being grilled by the Judge, "Your Honor, my client is suffering from post-menstrual tension!" Not to mention Wolf's memorably existential self-defense: "Ohhhh, I'm twisting everything I'm saying!"saying!" It's a bit darker at the beginning; her first attempt is the "she was asking for it" defense, complete with open SlutShaming.
12th Feb '16 2:43:57 PM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Queen, oh so very much. She does make mistakes, but not because of anything she could have foreseen. This actually makes sense because [[spoiler: even though she's not from the Nine Kingdoms she was an apprentice to the original Evil Queen who would have taught her all the tricks of the trade.]]



* GenreSavvy: Subverted. For a miniseries which purports to deconstruct fairytales, surprisingly few characters in ''TheTenthKingdom'' seem to be GenreSavvy. Street smart Virginia certainly isn't, other than when she realizes that "everyone in this place is crazy!" Wolf only gets a few moments now and then, one of the most memorable being his knowledge of fairy tale endings: "We either live happily ever after or we get killed by horrible curses." (Another would be his explanation, after [[spoiler:Prince gets turned to gold]], that "things have a way of bouncing back here"... only to admit, when confronted by Tony, that he was "just saying that" and proceeding to tempt Prince with a stick with delicious snark.) The most truly GenreSavvy moment in the entire miniseries, surprisingly, comes from [[ButtMonkey Tony]], after the Blind Woodsman explains how they can obtain his magic axe... by guessing his name -- except if they fail, he chops off Wolf's head:
-->'''Tony:''' What ''is'' it with you people? What kind of twisted upbringing did you have? Why can't you just say, "Oh, that'll be a hundred gold coins"? Why is it always "Not unless you lay a magic egg, or count the hairs on that giant's ass"?
** Of course this is immediately subverted when Tony, believing he knows which fairy tale he's in, agrees to the deal and guesses the Woodsman is named Rumpelstiltskin. Wrong! [[DeusExMachina Good thing that magic bird came along when it did.]]
** Let's not forget Wolf stopping Tony from eating an apple at Snow White's cottage, because it probably grew from the one that poisoned her.
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