History WesternAnimation / Anastasia

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* TrackTrouble: Rasputin's goblin minions try to kill Anya first by detaching the train car she's in, then by destroying the bridge up ahead.
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* HeroicBSOD: Dimitri hits this hard when he discovers Anya is the real Grand Duchess and realizes he'll barely be able to associate with her anymore, let alone act on his feelings. [[spoiler: He quickly gives up on all his hopes for the future; refusing the reward money, pushing Anya away because she can do better and returning to impoverished, oppressive Russia even though there's no life left for him there. Thankfully he snaps out of it by the end.]]
28th Sep '16 4:23:09 AM BB8ForPresident
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* MeaningfulEcho: During the "Paris Holds the Key" sequence, the main chorus is "Paris holds the key to ''your'' heart" but Dimitri uses "Paris holds the key to ''her'' heart" instead. (Referring to the fact that the city is the key to Anya finding her past and family, but the luxury and life Paris represents is inaccessible to him so he's actually lost her heart.)



* TuckAndCover: Gender inverted, [[spoiler: Anya throws herself over Dimitri to shield him from a disintegrating Rasputin. (As Dimitri is unconscious and already injured at this point.]]

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* TuckAndCover: Gender inverted, [[spoiler: Anya throws herself over Dimitri to shield him from a disintegrating Rasputin. (As As Dimitri is unconscious and already injured at this point.]]
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* MoodWhiplash: The "Paris Holds the Key (To Her Heart)" sequence alternates between Sophie and the crowd taking the main characters around Paris with zany antics, and Dimitri brokenly reflecting on how he's lost Anya forever.
--> Sophie and the Can Can Girls: "Everyone can can can! You can can can too!"
--> Dimitri: "Paris hold the key to her past. Yes, Princess, I've found you at last. No more pretend, You'll be gone, that's the end..."
--> The crowd: "Paris holds the key to your heart!"
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** A more contained example with Anastasia's tiara: [[spoiler: After she's defeated Rasputin, she and Dimitri go to kiss, only for Pooka to interrupt them to give her the crown so she's holding it between the two of them - not so subtly symbolizing how her princess status is separating them. In the final scene the tiara is gone and they can kiss with nothing coming between them.]]
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* ArcSymbol: Ballroom dancing, which crops up repeatedly in Anya's journey to discover who she is. She's introduced dancing with her family at a ball when Rasputin enters disrupting her idyllic childhood, she dreams of ballroom dancing in the Winter Palace reconnecting with her lost past for the first time, she and Dimitri waltz on board the Tasha as they start to realize their feelings for each other, [[spoiler: her public reintroduction as Grand Duchess is meant to take place at a ball but she hesitates on entering and the film ends with her and Dimitri dancing together on a ship as she's finally discovered where she really belongs.]]

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* ArcSymbol: Ballroom dancing, which crops up repeatedly in on Anya's journey to discover who she is. She's introduced dancing with her family at a ball when Rasputin enters disrupting her idyllic childhood, she dreams of ballroom dancing in the Winter Palace reconnecting when she reconnects with her lost past for the first time, she and Dimitri waltz on board the Tasha as they start to realize their feelings for each other, [[spoiler: her public reintroduction as Grand Duchess is meant to take place at a ball but she hesitates on entering and the film ends with her and Dimitri dancing together on a ship deck as she's finally discovered where she really belongs.]]



* BirdsOfAFeather: Anya and Dimitri are both snarky, gutsy, resourceful and outwardly confident orphans with a lot of hidden insecurities and loneliness.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Dimitri is aware of his close relationship with Anya - though he doesn't realize exactly ''how much'' she cares about him - so deliberately lets her believe he did take the reward money and is still a selfish conman, so she'll hate him and return to her royal status without getting dragged down by a former kitchen boy. [[spoiler: Thankfully Marie tells Anya the truth, and Dimitri rethinks his decision and comes back to her in the end.]]

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Anya and Dimitri are both snarky, gutsy, resourceful and outwardly confident orphans with a lot of hidden insecurities insecurities, troubled pasts and deep seeded loneliness.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Dimitri is aware of his close relationship with Anya - though he doesn't realize exactly ''how much'' she cares about him - so deliberately lets her Anya believe he did take the reward money and is still a selfish conman, so she'll hate him and return to her royal status without getting dragged down by a former kitchen boy. [[spoiler: Thankfully Marie tells Anya the truth, and Dimitri rethinks his decision and comes back to her in the end.]]



** Also "All men are babies" which Anya tells Dimitri when he complains about how hard she hit him. He repeats the line [[spoiler: after they've defeated Rasputin and she thought he'd been killed.]] It's also a sign of how far their relationship has come and how differently Anya views him.

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** Also "All men are babies" which Anya tells Dimitri when he complains about how hard she hit him.him when they were squabbling. He repeats the line [[spoiler: after they've defeated Rasputin and she thought he'd been killed.]] It's also a sign of how far their relationship has come and how differently Anya views him.


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* TuckAndCover: Gender inverted, [[spoiler: Anya throws herself over Dimitri to shield him from a disintegrating Rasputin. (As Dimitri is unconscious and already injured at this point.]]
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* RoyalBlood: Anastasia is the last of the royal Romanov bloodline, although there's no royal throne to reclaim since the revolution. [[spoiler: This is why Dimitri is so devastated when he realizes the woman he's in love with is a genuine royal rather than a fake as he knows there's no way a former servant could marry into the former Russian royal family.]]

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* RoyalBlood: Anastasia is the last of the royal Romanov bloodline, although there's no royal throne to reclaim since the revolution. [[spoiler: This is why Dimitri is so devastated when he realizes the woman he's in love with is a genuine royal rather than a fake as he knows there's no way a former servant could marry into the former Russian royal family.]]
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* ArcSymbol: Ballroom dancing, which crops up repeatedly in Anya's journey to discover who she is. She's introduced dancing with her family at a ball when Rasputin enters disrupting her idyllic childhood, she dreams of ballroom dancing in the Winter Palace reconnecting with her lost past for the first time, she and Dimitri waltz on board ship as they start to realize their feelings for each other, [[spoiler: her public reintroduction as Grand Duchess is meant to take place at a ball but she hesitates on entering and the film ends with her and Dimitri dancing together on a boat leaving Paris as she's finally discovered where she really belongs.]]

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* ArcSymbol: Ballroom dancing, which crops up repeatedly in Anya's journey to discover who she is. She's introduced dancing with her family at a ball when Rasputin enters disrupting her idyllic childhood, she dreams of ballroom dancing in the Winter Palace reconnecting with her lost past for the first time, she and Dimitri waltz on board ship the Tasha as they start to realize their feelings for each other, [[spoiler: her public reintroduction as Grand Duchess is meant to take place at a ball but she hesitates on entering and the film ends with her and Dimitri dancing together on a boat leaving Paris ship as she's finally discovered where she really belongs.]]
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* ArcSymbol: Ballroom dancing, which crops up repeatedly in Anya's journey to discover who she is. She's introduced dancing with her family at a ball when Rasputin enters disrupting her idyllic childhood, she dreams of ballroom dancing in the Winter Palace reconnecting with her lost past for the first time, she and Dimitri waltz on board ship as they start to realize their feelings for each other, [[spoiler: her public reintroduction as Grand Duchess is meant to take place at a ball but she hesitates on entering and the film ends with her and Dimitri dancing together on a boat leaving Paris as she's finally discovered where she really belongs.]]


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* GirlinessUpgrade: Anastasia and her outfits become progressively more refined and feminine during the story and as she gets closer to becoming a princess again. In Russia she's dressed in a ragged, peasant tunic and her hair is thrown in a scruffy knot, during the journey she changes into a simple blue dress and lets her hair down, in Paris she wears fashionable flapper and opera dresses and gets her hair done properly, and once she regains her title is decked out in an elaborate court gown and tiara. [[spoiler: When she leaves with Dimitri at the end she keeps the court gown but it's damaged and ripped from their battle with Rasputin and her hair is messy again.]]
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