History Series / TheTenthKingdom

6th Aug '17 5:43:19 AM LordXavius
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: It is revealed that the Brothers Grimm (or at least Wilhelm) visited the Kingdoms and learned the stories they would later write down as fiction.
16th May '17 7:56:37 PM kataangluvr
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf:
** Inversion: the Queen uses a hypnotic mirror which shows her merely standing behind Virginia, when in fact she is strangling her. It isn't until Virginia glances to the side and sees the truth in another mirror that she is able to break free.
** Played straight with Wendell when he, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. When Wendell stands in front of one of their mirrors, it shows his human form instead of his dog form.

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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf:
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TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Inversion: the Queen uses a hypnotic mirror which shows her merely standing behind Virginia, when in fact she is strangling her. It isn't until Virginia glances to the side and sees the truth in another mirror that she is able to break free.
** Played straight with Wendell when he, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. When Wendell stands in front of one of their mirrors, it shows his human form instead of his dog form.
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16th May '17 7:54:06 PM kataangluvr
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Inversion: the Queen uses a hypnotic mirror which shows her merely standing behind Virginia, when in fact she is strangling her. It isn't until Virginia glances to the side and sees the truth in another mirror that she is able to break free.

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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf:
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Inversion: the Queen uses a hypnotic mirror which shows her merely standing behind Virginia, when in fact she is strangling her. It isn't until Virginia glances to the side and sees the truth in another mirror that she is able to break free. free.
** Played straight with Wendell when he, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. When Wendell stands in front of one of their mirrors, it shows his human form instead of his dog form.
13th May '17 7:33:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* OddlySmallOrganization: Tony appears to be the only employee in his building. This means that despite only officially being a janitor, he's also expected to maintain the plumbing, electricity, and elevators.
28th Apr '17 7:35:41 PM kataangluvr
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Virginia after she [[spoiler:kills her mother, the Evil Queen]]. She even says the trope name (minus the "my God").

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Virginia after she [[spoiler:kills her mother, the Evil Queen]]. She even says the trope name (minus the "my God").



* 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.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: OffingTheOffspring:
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[[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.]]


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* PetTheDog: In the finale, the Evil Queen initially wanted to let Virginia go after [[spoiler:supposedly]] poisoning the royal guests in the hall. Virginia believes that the reason may be that [[spoiler:the queen still loves her daughter, despite everything she's done to her.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:01:31 AM LB7979
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Virginia Lewis, a down-on-her-luck New York waitress, and her ne'er-do-well janitor father Tony, are accidentally dragged out of their boring, miserable lives when they cross paths with a golden retriever (actually an enchanted prince) and an ex-convict werewolf (actually, half-wolf) -- one fleeing his stepmother the Evil Queen, the other working for her (sometimes). Complications and hi-jinks result, as magic spills over into New York (the Tenth Kingdom of the title), and soon the foursome end up via magic mirror in the world of the Nine Kingdoms, where fairy tales are real but "Happy Ever After didn't last as long as we'd hoped." Pursued by vengeful Trolls and their odious father, and [[Film/BladeRunner Rutger]] [[Film/{{Ladyhawke}} Hauer]] as a typically villainous but effectively chilling Huntsman, they must chase after the magic mirror and wend their way in and out of the lives of many fairy tale characters (always with a twist) in order to find their way home again.

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Virginia Lewis, a down-on-her-luck New York waitress, and her ne'er-do-well janitor father Tony, are accidentally dragged out of their boring, miserable lives when they cross paths with a golden retriever (actually an enchanted prince) and an ex-convict werewolf (actually, half-wolf) -- one fleeing his stepmother the Evil Queen, the other working for her (sometimes). Complications and hi-jinks result, as magic spills over into New York (the Tenth Kingdom of the title), and soon the foursome end up via magic mirror in the world of the Nine Kingdoms, where fairy tales are real but "Happy Ever After didn't last as long as we'd hoped." Pursued by vengeful Trolls and their odious father, and [[Film/BladeRunner Rutger]] [[Film/{{Ladyhawke}} Hauer]] Creator/RutgerHauer as a typically villainous but effectively chilling Huntsman, they must chase after the magic mirror and wend their way in and out of the lives of many fairy tale characters (always with a twist) in order to find their way home again.
23rd Jan '17 4:46:12 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** Magic items in general are implied to be this, and the more useful they are to you, the more addictive they are.
8th Jan '17 11:52:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FantasticArousal: Wolf's tail. See the entry on "What Do You Mean, It's Not For Kids?", as well as FreudWasRight.

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* FantasticArousal: Wolf's tail. See the entry on "What Do You Mean, It's Not For Kids?", as well as FreudWasRight.Kids?".



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Though admittedly we only meet a half-wolf, not a true werewolf. To judge from Wolf, Nine Kingdoms wolves do not seem to be vulnerable to silver, change only on the three nights of the full moon, and while changed have no control over their actions and no memory of what they have done. They also seem to be afflicted by the 'take on lupine mannerisms and characteristics' aspect of this trope, since Wolf is constantly scratching at his temple, whines and whimpers and growls, nuzzles Virginia, and scrapes the ground with his feet to cover his tracks—although this may merely be a product of actor Scott Cohen's enthusiastic character immersion. What makes the half-wolves interesting is the twists: they ''always'' possess tails, even in human form, [[FreudWasRight which change size with the time of the month]] and apparently act as [[FantasticArousal erogenous zones]], and explicit reference is made to the female cycle by how Wolf starts gaining PMS-like symptoms as the full moon approaches and, when fighting the change, ends up with...[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything cramps]]. Still more interestingly, it is never truly explained what the term 'half-wolf' actually means. Are they the literal product of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction a coupling between a full wolf and a human]], and this is what grants them their ability to change forms? Or is it merely a euphemism for werewolf, which could be considered a half-wolf because they can also appear as humans? Or is it even possible, taking into account the [[FantasticRacism prejudice]] against them in the Kingdoms, that the term is meant to be parallel to mulattos, quadroons, and octaroons in the real world—so if a half-wolf had a child with a human, their offspring would be a quarter-wolf, and so on? Wolf's sole TransformationSequence during the miniseries is inconclusive, since all we see is him becoming a typical Lon Chaney WolfMan. According to [[WordOfGod Simon Moore]], however, Wolf was intended to become a Dire Wolf, but they didn't have the budget for such special effects. What this says about the nature of half-wolves isn't clear.

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Though admittedly we only meet a half-wolf, not a true werewolf. To judge from Wolf, Nine Kingdoms wolves do not seem to be vulnerable to silver, change only on the three nights of the full moon, and while changed have no control over their actions and no memory of what they have done. They also seem to be afflicted by the 'take on lupine mannerisms and characteristics' aspect of this trope, since Wolf is constantly scratching at his temple, whines and whimpers and growls, nuzzles Virginia, and scrapes the ground with his feet to cover his tracks—although this may merely be a product of actor Scott Cohen's enthusiastic character immersion. What makes the half-wolves interesting is the twists: they ''always'' possess tails, even in human form, [[FreudWasRight which change size with the time of the month]] month and apparently act as [[FantasticArousal erogenous zones]], and explicit reference is made to the female cycle by how Wolf starts gaining PMS-like symptoms as the full moon approaches and, when fighting the change, ends up with...[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything cramps]]. Still more interestingly, it is never truly explained what the term 'half-wolf' actually means. Are they the literal product of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction a coupling between a full wolf and a human]], and this is what grants them their ability to change forms? Or is it merely a euphemism for werewolf, which could be considered a half-wolf because they can also appear as humans? Or is it even possible, taking into account the [[FantasticRacism prejudice]] against them in the Kingdoms, that the term is meant to be parallel to mulattos, quadroons, and octaroons in the real world—so if a half-wolf had a child with a human, their offspring would be a quarter-wolf, and so on? Wolf's sole TransformationSequence during the miniseries is inconclusive, since all we see is him becoming a typical Lon Chaney WolfMan. According to [[WordOfGod Simon Moore]], however, Wolf was intended to become a Dire Wolf, but they didn't have the budget for such special effects. What this says about the nature of half-wolves isn't clear.
21st Oct '16 10:08:29 PM Ingonyama
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Inversion: the Queen uses a hypnotic mirror which shows her merely standing behind Virginia, when in fact she is strangling her. It isn't until Virginia glances to the side and sees the truth in another mirror that she is able to break free.
21st Oct '16 9:11:24 PM Ingonyama
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* BigApplesauce: The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real is, of course, located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzmw1MHWUvQ here.]]

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* BigApplesauce: The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real is, of course, located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzmw1MHWUvQ com/watch?v=vOekyGlGhCY here.]]
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