History Webcomic / NoRestForTheWicked

2nd Mar '16 6:24:10 AM zandercan
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* AntiVillain: The forest witch from Chapter 3, by virtue of being the reanimated shell of a woman who is clearly [[ObliviouslyEvil too insane to understand what's wrong with her actions]]... [[spoiler: Which were the cooking and eating of multiple children, including her own. A [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]] {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}, who only did it as a measure to keep her children safe.]]
16th Feb '16 5:58:28 AM spirasen
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* IAmAHumanitarian: In the ''[[NightmareFuel worst]]'' way possible.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian: In the ''[[NightmareFuel worst]]'' way possible.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The witch just seems to want to keep her children safe, she just has... [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness unfortunate]]... views on who exactly her children are and the nature of [[IAmAHumanitarian safety.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The witch just seems to want to keep her children safe, she just has... [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness unfortunate]]... Unfortunate]]... views on who exactly her children are and the nature of [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian safety.]]
16th Feb '16 5:55:37 AM spirasen
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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When November, Red, and Perrault reach the Beast's estate gate, Perrault, having gotten on the other side by himself, lays out a detailed plan of tricking the then-unknown-owners of the mansion into vacating the place and letting the other two in. Red just smashes the gate in.

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When November, Red, and Perrault reach the Beast's estate gate, Perrault, having gotten on the other side by himself, lays out a detailed plan of tricking the then-unknown-owners then unknown owners of the mansion into vacating the place and letting the other two in. Red just smashes the gate in.
16th Feb '16 5:55:02 AM spirasen
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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When November, Red, and Perrault reach the Beast's estate's gate, Perrault, having gotten on the other side by himself, lays out a detailed plan of tricking the then-unknown-owners of the mansion into vacating the place and letting the other two in. Red just smashes the gate in.

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When November, Red, and Perrault reach the Beast's estate's estate gate, Perrault, having gotten on the other side by himself, lays out a detailed plan of tricking the then-unknown-owners of the mansion into vacating the place and letting the other two in. Red just smashes the gate in.
16th Feb '16 5:53:38 AM spirasen
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* YoungestChildWins: The Boy chose November because she was the youngest. This is lampshaded, when The Boy and the Marquis imply that the youngest implies that she is the most attractive.

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* YoungestChildWins: The Boy chose November because she was the youngest. This is lampshaded, when The Boy and the The Marquis imply that the youngest implies that she is the most attractive.
16th Feb '16 5:53:00 AM spirasen
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The main plot features the insomniac Princess November from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea" setting out to save the moon, buried as in the fairy tale "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/moreenglish/buriedmoon.html The Dead Moon]]". She gathers a RagtagBunchOfMisfits about her from various tales, and they encounter more fairy tale characters along the way.

Other included fairy tales are "Literature/PussInBoots", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds and Toads]]", "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/HanselAndGretel", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/armlessmaiden/index.html The Girl Without Hands]]", "Literature/SleepingBeauty", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was]]", "Literature/{{Bearskin}}", "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed" and "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/93raven.html The Raven]]".

'''Characters''':
* November, the princess from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea". Suffering from insomnia ever since the moon vanished. (Not that she slept well at any time.)

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The main plot features the insomniac Princess November from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea" setting out to save the moon, buried as in the fairy tale "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/moreenglish/buriedmoon.html The Dead Moon]]". Moon.]]" She gathers a RagtagBunchOfMisfits about her from various tales, and they encounter more fairy tale characters along the way.

Other included fairy tales are "Literature/PussInBoots", "Literature/PussInBoots," "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds and Toads]]", "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/HanselAndGretel", Toads,]]" "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood," "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast," "Literature/HanselAndGretel," "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/armlessmaiden/index.html The Girl Without Hands]]", "Literature/SleepingBeauty", Hands,]]" "Literature/SleepingBeauty," "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was]]", "Literature/{{Bearskin}}", "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed" Was]]," "Literature/{{Bearskin}}," "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed," and "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/93raven.html The Raven]]".

'''Characters''':
Raven.]]"
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!! '''Characters''':

* November, the princess from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea". "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea." Suffering from insomnia ever since the moon vanished. (Not that she slept well at any time.)



* Red from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood". [[AnAxeToGrind Has an ax.]] [[AxCrazy Uses it freely.]]

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* Red from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood". "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood." [[AnAxeToGrind Has an ax.]] [[AxCrazy Uses it freely.]]



* Prince Ricardo, AKA "Picky Dick", the prince from "The Princess And The Pea". A PrinceCharmless if there ever was one.

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* Prince Ricardo, AKA "Picky Dick", Dick," the prince from "The Princess And The Pea". and the Pea." A PrinceCharmless if there ever was one.



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!!Provides
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* BackFromTheDead: Red says that three people died in a certain bed, and she was one. Perrault wonders how she's alive.
--> '''November:''' [[UnexplainedRecovery Well obviously]] [[ShoutOut she]] ''[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail recovered]]!''"
* {{Badass}}: Red definitly qualifies.

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* BackFromTheDead: Red says that three people died in a certain bed, and she was one. Perrault wonders how she's alive.
alive:
--> '''November:''' [[UnexplainedRecovery Well obviously]] [[ShoutOut she]] ''[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail recovered]]!''"
recovered!]]''"
* {{Badass}}: Red definitly definitely qualifies.



* BalefulPolymorph: Prince Orson
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-02.html The boy's meeting with Ricardo]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: November's mother knows this

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* BalefulPolymorph: Prince Orson
Orson.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-02.html The boy's meeting with Ricardo]]
Ricardo.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: November's mother knows thisthis.



** Considering her back story and reaction to the Hansel and Gretel witch, it's safe to say Red hates people who hurt - or at least ''eat'' - children.

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** Considering her back story and reaction to the Hansel and Gretel witch, it's safe to say Red hates people who hurt - -- or at least ''eat'' - -- children.



** Clare is just as much of a BrokenBird, but expresses it in more of a [[OnePiece Nico Robin]] sort of way.
* BurnTheWitch: Clare almost gets this treatment. [[spoiler: The actual Witch does, though less publically.]]

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** Clare is just as much of a BrokenBird, but expresses it in more of a [[OnePiece [[Manga/OnePiece Nico Robin]] sort of way.
* BurnTheWitch: Clare almost gets this treatment. [[spoiler: The actual Witch does, though less publically.publicly.]]



* ChronicPetKiller: Ricardo is on his thirteenth horse name Artax.

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* ChronicPetKiller: Ricardo is on his thirteenth 13th horse name named Artax.



* {{Curse}}: The beggar woman laid one on November for not being generous enough to part with ''all'' of her food. [[spoiler:A frog pops out of her mouth whenever she says "altruistic."]]

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* {{Curse}}: The beggar woman laid one on November for not being generous enough to part with ''all'' of her food. [[spoiler:A [[spoiler: A frog pops out of her mouth whenever she says "altruistic."]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Clare, and Red.
* DeadpanSnarker:

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Clare, Clare and Red.
* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:



* ADogNamedDog: The Boy. He is implied to actually have a name, but even he himself doesn't know what it is and refers to himself as "Boy".

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* ADogNamedDog: The Boy. He is implied to actually have a name, but even he himself doesn't know what it is and refers to himself as "Boy"."Boy."



* TheEmpath: November is extraordinarily sensitive. Against her, this means that she gets hurt by things such as ''having leaves fall on her face''. More impressively, she can sense death, tell when people have noble blood or even if they've only married into royalty! and is usually able to surmise the intentions of the people she brings into the group(she senses Perrault's boredom, as well as Clare's innocence). This is a CallBack to her source story, The Princess and the Pea, where it is the Princess's sensitivity that is used to determine her royal lineage.

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* TheEmpath: November is extraordinarily sensitive. Against her, this means that she gets hurt by things such as ''having leaves fall on her face''. face.'' More impressively, she can sense death, tell when people have noble blood -- or even if they've only married into royalty! -- and is usually able to surmise the intentions of the people she brings into the group(she senses Perrault's boredom, as well as Clare's innocence). This is a CallBack to her source story, The Princess and the Pea, where it is the Princess's sensitivity that is used to determine her royal lineage.



* FearlessFool: The Boy

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* FearlessFool: The BoyBoy.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter three is titled a modest proposal...

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter three 3 is titled a modest proposal...



** Invoked intentionally by Perrault when tricking an inn keeper to let them stay the night for free. He convinced the man that they were fairies, figuring he probably knew his fairytales well enough that he wouldn't question strange forms of payment (like a dead bird) if they came from the Fair folk.
---> '''Perrault''': Now, if you were to bury this bird behind your inn...should you then find, say, a golden tree with diamond fruit growing upon that very spot three days later...well, that would be quite something, wouldn't it?

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** Invoked intentionally by Perrault when tricking an inn keeper to let them stay the night for free. He convinced the man that they were fairies, figuring he probably knew his fairytales fairy tales well enough that he wouldn't question strange forms of payment (like a dead bird) if they came from the Fair folk.
---> '''Perrault''': --->'''Perrault''': Now, if you were to bury this bird behind your inn...should inn... Should you then find, say, a golden tree with diamond fruit growing upon that very spot three days later...well, later... Well, that would be quite something, wouldn't it?



* GrammarNazi: Prince Ricardo

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* GrammarNazi: Prince RicardoRicardo.



* HellIsThatNoise: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-66.html THWOK]]. The GoryDiscretionShot may or may not be helping. Also almost said word for word and PlayedForLaughs for why Ricardo doesn't like Sleeping Beauty.

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* HellIsThatNoise: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-66.html THWOK]]. THWOK.]] The GoryDiscretionShot may or may not be helping. Also almost said word for word and PlayedForLaughs for why Ricardo doesn't like Sleeping Beauty.



* IAmXSonOfY: The Boy: "I'd tell you 'Jack, son of...' ...but my dad made me swear never t' let on I'm his."

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* IAmXSonOfY: The Boy: "I'd tell you 'Jack, son of...' ...but But my dad made me swear never t' let on I'm his."



* KillItWithFire: For witches

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* KillItWithFire: For witcheswitches:



* TheLeader: November

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* TheLeader: NovemberNovember.



* LonersAreFreaks: Red has lived by herself in the middle of the forest for several years and is seen as a witch by the locals who see her. Admittedly, she didn't seem to go out of her way to correct this idea. Perrault and November even conclude that Red, should she not have joined the group, might have been at risk of [[spoiler: turning into a witch like The Witch from Hansel and Gretel]].

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* LonersAreFreaks: Red has lived by herself in the middle of the forest for several years and is seen as a witch by the locals who see her. Admittedly, she didn't seem to go out of her way to correct this idea. Perrault and November even conclude that Red, should she not have joined the group, might have been at risk of [[spoiler: turning into a witch like The Witch from Hansel and Gretel]].Gretel.]]



* NoIndoorVoice: The Beast
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: in Red's backstory
* TheNoseKnows: Red

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* NoIndoorVoice: The Beast
Beast.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: in In Red's backstory
backstory.
* TheNoseKnows: RedRed.



* OddShapedPanel: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04-50.html feather-shaped]].

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* OddShapedPanel: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04-50.html feather-shaped]].feather-shaped.]]



* ParentalNeglect: Why the children vanished. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Perrault does this too--he's not even sure how many children he ''has''. Of course, [[JustifiedTrope he is a cat]].]]

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* ParentalNeglect: Why the children vanished. [[spoiler:As [[spoiler: As it turns out, Perrault does this too--he's too -- he's not even sure how many children he ''has''. ''has.'' Of course, [[JustifiedTrope he is a cat]].]]cat.]]]]



* RagsToRoyalty: Back story for The Boy, Pierre, Clare. . . .

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* RagsToRoyalty: Back story for The Boy, Pierre, Clare. . . .Clare...



* RightInFrontOfMe: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-03.html The Boy and "Picky Dick".]]

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* RightInFrontOfMe: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-03.html The Boy and "Picky Dick".]]Dick."]]



* {{Satan}}: The devil appears in Clare's backstory [[spoiler: convincing her parents to sell her to him]] and promises the soldier riches if he does not shave, bathe, or pray for [[RuleOfSeven seven years]]. Seems to be of the deception and [[DealWithTheDevil bargaining]] version. Seems to work in opposition to and may be connected to the disappearance of the Moon, [[spoiler: who stops him from taking Clare in her backstory]].
* TheScapegoat: The villagers are eager to blame Clare for the disappearance of their children, [[spoiler:rather than admit to their complicity in letting them wander too far into the woods]].
* ScheduleSlip: Following the October 2009 hurricane in the Philippines ([[CreatorBreakdown the author's home country]]), the webcomic went for ''over a year'' without updating. Other long breaks have occurred, but the author has vowed never to abandon the story. It undergoes another hiatus currently since 2013, even though the author still posts sketches of the characters on her tumblr and Twitter.

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* {{Satan}}: The devil appears in Clare's backstory [[spoiler: convincing her parents to sell her to him]] and promises the soldier riches if he does not shave, bathe, or pray for [[RuleOfSeven seven years]]. years.]] Seems to be of the deception and [[DealWithTheDevil bargaining]] version. Seems to work in opposition to and may be connected to the disappearance of the Moon, [[spoiler: who stops him from taking Clare in her backstory]].
backstory.]]
* TheScapegoat: The villagers are eager to blame Clare for the disappearance of their children, [[spoiler:rather than admit to their complicity in letting them wander too far into the woods]].
woods.]]
* ScheduleSlip: Following the October 2009 hurricane in the Philippines UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} ([[CreatorBreakdown the author's home country]]), country,]]) the webcomic went for ''over a year'' without updating. Other long breaks have occurred, but the author has vowed never to abandon the story. It undergoes another hiatus currently since 2013, even though the author still posts sketches of the characters on her tumblr Website/{{Tumblr}} and Twitter.Website/{{Twitter}}.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Witch was driven from her village because the townspeople accused of being a witch after her husband abandoned her and her children. Living alone in the woods [[spoiler: with a sick and dying son and unable to feed both children]] turned her into [[HumanoidAbomination something]] [[ImAHumanitarian much]] [[TheUndead worse]].

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Witch was driven from her village because the townspeople accused of being a witch after her husband abandoned her and her children. Living alone in the woods [[spoiler: with a sick and dying son and unable to feed both children]] turned her into [[HumanoidAbomination something]] [[ImAHumanitarian much]] [[TheUndead worse]].worse.]]



* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-47.html And how!]] In an interesting subversion, the one time where Perrault actually freaks out about Red's smile is when [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she ''doesn't'' have it and actually looks friendly]].

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* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-47.html And how!]] In an interesting subversion, the one time where Perrault actually freaks out about Red's smile is when [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she ''doesn't'' have it and actually looks friendly]].friendly.]]



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Klaus and Anna finally get rescued from the witch and taken back to their weepy father... ''but they still remember how he sent them off to die alone in the woods''.]] Clare points out that when something horrible happens, it's never really home again.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Klaus [[spoiler: Klaus and Anna finally get rescued from the witch and taken back to their weepy father... ''but ''But they still remember how he sent them off to die alone in the woods''.]] woods.'']] Clare points out that when something horrible happens, it's never really home again.



* TastyGold: Slightly non-standard use: while rummaging through a room full of gold, Perrault bites a ring to confirm that it's [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/02-28.html enchanted]].

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* TastyGold: Slightly non-standard use: while rummaging through a room full of gold, Perrault bites a ring to confirm that it's [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/02-28.html enchanted]].enchanted.]]



* TownWithADarkSecret: The village where they find Clare. That there is a witch in the forest is well-known. [[spoiler:But few parents try to stop their hungry children from wandering in.]]

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* TownWithADarkSecret: The village where they find Clare. That there is a witch in the forest is well-known. [[spoiler:But [[spoiler: But few parents try to stop their hungry children from wandering in.]]



* UnexplainedRecovery: Red. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with a blatant reference to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Red. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with a blatant reference to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail:''



* VisibleSilence: Often invoke.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: November charges into a forest to find two recently-vanished children and clear the name of the woman the villagers plan to burn, thinking she is a witch who has abducted and killed their children. [[spoiler: As it turns out, there is a real witch in the forest who has indeed killed many children. Thing is, the two who went missing most recently were abandoned there by their father, because life is so hard in the village that the villagers can barely feed themselves. Not all parents can find the balls to abandon children they can't feed there- instead, they simply take no measures to stop them from doing so.]] November and the others take the rescued kids home, have the scapegoat freed and tell everyone that the witch is dead. Problem is, life isn't going to get any easier for the village, the rescued kids will forever remember how [[spoiler: their father abandoned them to die]], and thus will probably leave to find a new home. November ends up wondering if she really helped anyone.

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* VisibleSilence: Often invoke.
invoked.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: November charges into a forest to find two recently-vanished children and clear the name of the woman the villagers plan to burn, thinking she is a witch who has abducted and killed their children. [[spoiler: As it turns out, there is a real witch in the forest who has indeed killed many children. Thing is, the two who went missing most recently were abandoned there by their father, because life is so hard in the village that the villagers can barely feed themselves. Not all parents can find the balls to abandon children they can't feed there- instead, they simply take no measures to stop them from doing so.]] November and the others take the rescued kids home, have the scapegoat freed and tell everyone that the witch is dead. Problem is, life isn't going to get any easier for the village, the rescued kids will forever remember how [[spoiler: their father abandoned them to die]], die,]] and thus will probably leave to find a new home. November ends up wondering if she really helped anyone.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The witch just seems to want to keep her children safe, she just has... [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness unfortunate]]... views on who exactly her children are and the nature of [[IAmAHumanitarian safety]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The witch just seems to want to keep her children safe, she just has... [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness unfortunate]]... views on who exactly her children are and the nature of [[IAmAHumanitarian safety]].safety.]]



* TheWormThatWalks: [[spoiler: the witch's true form has elements off this. Her outer skin is just a shell keeping the corpses of all the children she's eaten "safe", they even pulled her back together when she got cut to pieces.]]

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* TheWormThatWalks: [[spoiler: the The witch's true form has elements off of this. Her outer skin is just a shell keeping the corpses of all the children she's eaten "safe", "safe," they even pulled her back together when she got cut to pieces.]]



* YoungestChildWins: the Boy chose November because she was the youngest. This is lampshaded, when The Boy and the Marquis imply that the youngest implies that she is the most attractive.

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* YoungestChildWins: the The Boy chose November because she was the youngest. This is lampshaded, when The Boy and the Marquis imply that the youngest implies that she is the most attractive.



9th Feb '16 4:27:04 AM MoonByte
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* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-47.html And how!]]

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* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-47.html And how!]]how!]] In an interesting subversion, the one time where Perrault actually freaks out about Red's smile is when [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she ''doesn't'' have it and actually looks friendly]].
9th Feb '16 4:24:51 AM MoonByte
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* ScheduleSlip: Following the October 2009 hurricane in the Philippines ([[CreatorBreakdown the author's home country]]), the webcomic went for ''over a year'' without updating. Other long breaks have occurred, but the author has vowed never to abandon the story.

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* ScheduleSlip: Following the October 2009 hurricane in the Philippines ([[CreatorBreakdown the author's home country]]), the webcomic went for ''over a year'' without updating. Other long breaks have occurred, but the author has vowed never to abandon the story. It undergoes another hiatus currently since 2013, even though the author still posts sketches of the characters on her tumblr and Twitter.
9th Feb '16 4:22:35 AM MoonByte
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* RoyalBlood: November can sense it and knows that the Marquis doesn't have a drop of it the moment she saw him.

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* RoyalBlood: November can sense it and knows that the Marquis doesn't have a drop of it the moment she saw him. She can even sense that Clare doesn't have royal blood herself, but is ''married'' to some.
9th Feb '16 4:16:15 AM MoonByte
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* LonersAreFreaks: Red has lived by herself in the middle of the forest for several years and is seen as a witch by the locals who see her. Admittedly, she didn't seem to go out of her way to correct this idea.

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* LonersAreFreaks: Red has lived by herself in the middle of the forest for several years and is seen as a witch by the locals who see her. Admittedly, she didn't seem to go out of her way to correct this idea. Perrault and November even conclude that Red, should she not have joined the group, might have been at risk of [[spoiler: turning into a witch like The Witch from Hansel and Gretel]].
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