History Series / TheTenthKingdom

10th Nov '17 3:44:02 PM Ingonyama
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** Also, [[spoiler:Wilfred Peep [[MoralEventHorizon kills his own granddaughter]] to keep from having [[{{Greed}} the secret of the family's magic well]] revealed to the town]]. If you listen closely to the mob after Sally's killer is revealed, her mother, quite justifiably, screams her intention to kill him in retribution.

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** [[invoked]] Also, [[spoiler:Wilfred Peep [[MoralEventHorizon kills his own granddaughter]] to keep from having [[{{Greed}} the secret of the family's magic well]] revealed to the town]]. If you listen closely to the mob after Sally's killer is revealed, her mother, quite justifiably, screams her intention to kill him in retribution.
10th Nov '17 3:31:22 PM Ingonyama
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* BabiesEverAfter: Averted at the end. [[spoiler: At the same time that he is asking her to marry him, Wolf tells Virginia (who is completely unaware of anything unusual) that she is pregnant with their "wolf cub", claiming that he "just knows these things". But, as she says at the end, they did not have a HappilyEverAfter, as there was more trouble ahead of them in the other kingdoms (though she [[WhatCouldHaveBeen does not mention what ever happened to the child]]).]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: Averted Played with at the end. [[spoiler: At the same time that he is asking her to marry him, Wolf tells Virginia (who is completely unaware of anything unusual) that she is pregnant with their "wolf cub", claiming that he "just knows these things". But, as she says at the end, they did not have a HappilyEverAfter, as there was more trouble ahead of them in the other kingdoms (though she [[WhatCouldHaveBeen does not mention what ever happened to the child]]). So it isn't clear if she really was pregnant or had the child, but even if so, it didn't make their life HappilyEverAfter either.]]


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* ExplodingCloset: Happens to Wolf with a broom closet near the end when he, Tony, and Virginia are looking in Wendell's palace for the Evil Queen's room of {{Magic Mirror}}s. Played with in that as a wolf his senses should have told him it was the wrong room, except [[spoiler:at the time [[TheMole he was actually working for the Queen]] ([[ReverseMole but only to fool her]] so he could save the poisoned guests and eventually Virginia), so he did this on purpose to keep anyone from being suspicious]].
28th Oct '17 9:23:32 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The swamp]] seems to work this way, in a truly disturbing way of forcing the IdiotBall onto people. [[spoiler: You get warned explicitly not to eat or drink anything, avoid doing so when the food is literally begging to be eaten, and then unexplainably forget every single warning given to you. Then when you remember the rules, you forget that you've already broken them.]]
14th Oct '17 4:16:06 PM Ingonyama
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* BrokenAesop: Though it's a touching scene, when Snow White recounts her story and her death at the hands of the Wicked Stepmother, she says to Virginia, "Why did I let her in? Didn't I know she was bad? Of course I did. But you can't keep the door closed your whole life, just because it's dangerous, just because there's a chance of getting hurt." Which would be a good Aesop about not letting fear control your life...except, you know, opening the door to a stranger that she ''knew'' had malicious intentions ended up with her being poisoned and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath she died choking in the woman's arms]]. There's a difference between "not being afraid" and just grabbing an IdiotBall.
14th Oct '17 3:39:58 PM Ingonyama
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** Played with when Wendell, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. As Wendell stands in front of one of the Truth mirror, it shows his human form instead of his dog form; while this is something the audience (and Tony and Virginia) already knew, it was ''not'' known to the dwarves, which is critically important in keeping them all from [[DisproportionateRetribution being sentenced to death for trespassing]].

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** Played with when Wendell, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. As Wendell stands in front of one of the Truth mirror, it shows his human form instead of his dog form; while this is something the audience (and Tony and Virginia) already knew, it was ''not'' known to the dwarves, which is critically important in keeping them all from [[DisproportionateRetribution being sentenced to death for trespassing]].
14th Oct '17 3:39:27 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.

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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 with when Wendell, Tony and Virginia get lost in the dwarves' mines. As Wendell stands in front of one of the Truth mirror, it shows his human form instead of his dog form; while this is something the audience (and Tony and Virginia) already knew, it was ''not'' known to the dwarves, which is critically important in keeping them all from [[DisproportionateRetribution being sentenced to death for trespassing]].
14th Oct '17 3:27:29 PM Ingonyama
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** The Gypsies are also portrayed as this, because...[[AcceptableEthnicTargets they're Gypsies]].

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** The Gypsies are also portrayed as this, because...[[AcceptableEthnicTargets they're Gypsies]]. (And, to be fair, because of the {{Curse}} they cast on Virginia.)


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* OnlyOneName: Wolf. Oddly, because of him being a werewolf this also makes him an example of SpeciesSurname (just without the first name).
14th Oct '17 3:13:00 PM Ingonyama
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* PedestrianCrushesCar: A [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] wandering around New York city is hit by a car; he suffers no injury, but the car is badly damaged.

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* PedestrianCrushesCar: A [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] wandering around New York city City is hit by a car; he suffers no injury, but the car is badly damaged.
14th Oct '17 3:11:59 PM Ingonyama
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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.

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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. The miniseries does imply (and the novelization makes it clearer) that Tony's position comes with the apartment, which is not exactly typical of janitors, but in general it seems likely from the condition of the building that Murray is just that much of a cheapskate, insisting Tony do all that work for the pay of one job so he wouldn't have to hire anyone else.
14th Oct '17 3:03:09 PM Ingonyama
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* ImprobableHairstyle: Ironically Virginia's RapunzelHair is completely justified - a GypsyCurse that prevents it from being cut and makes it grow at an accelerated rate. However the short hair she ends up with raises a few questions. Since it was cut with an ''axe'', it's surprisingly even. And Wolf acts as if getting it that short was an accident - yet to get it that way he'd practically have to be dangerously close to beheading Virginia. Virginia should also have been well able to cut the hair herself so one wonders why she got Wolf to do it. (Perhaps this is intended to show that this axe is razor sharp and can be operated like normal razor, this way it is a bit heavy for Virginia, of cause. And Wolf tried to get his fingers as close to her head as possible, no doubt).

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Ironically Virginia's RapunzelHair is completely justified - a GypsyCurse that prevents it from being cut and makes it grow at an accelerated rate. However the short hair she ends up with raises a few questions. Since it was cut with an ''axe'', it's surprisingly even. And Wolf acts as if getting it that short was an accident - yet to get it that way he'd practically have to be dangerously close to beheading Virginia. Virginia should also have been well able to cut the hair herself so one wonders why she got Wolf to do it. (Perhaps this is intended to show that this axe is razor sharp and can be operated like normal razor, this way it is a bit heavy for Virginia, of cause.course. And Wolf tried to get his fingers as close to her head as possible, no doubt).
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