History YMMV / TheElricSaga

2nd Aug '16 12:24:37 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Elric himself. The audience sees him either as a refreshing departure from the standard fantasy hero or as a whiny moron who gets hit by the IdiotBall a bit too much.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Elric himself. The audience sees him either as a refreshing departure from the standard fantasy hero or as a whiny moron who gets hit by the IdiotBall a bit too much.
31st Jul '16 2:28:38 PM nombretomado
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* FranchiseZombie: The saga originally consisted of five short stories and the four novellas that became ''Stormbringer''. These nine stories, together, tell a more or less complete story. Then Moorcock decided to write the novel ''Elric of Melniboné'' as a prequel. Then he wrote some new short stories. Then he arranged all the short stories into fix-up novels. Then he wrote five more novels attempting to fill in the "gaps" in the original saga. Then the 12-issue maxiseries for DCComics and the prequel graphic novel ''Elric: Making of a Sorcerer''. And, of course, there's been talk of a FilmOfTheBook dating back to the '70s.

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* FranchiseZombie: The saga originally consisted of five short stories and the four novellas that became ''Stormbringer''. These nine stories, together, tell a more or less complete story. Then Moorcock decided to write the novel ''Elric of Melniboné'' as a prequel. Then he wrote some new short stories. Then he arranged all the short stories into fix-up novels. Then he wrote five more novels attempting to fill in the "gaps" in the original saga. Then the 12-issue maxiseries for DCComics Creator/DCComics and the prequel graphic novel ''Elric: Making of a Sorcerer''. And, of course, there's been talk of a FilmOfTheBook dating back to the '70s.
9th Jul '16 7:36:44 AM JulianLapostat
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* FreudWasRight: Elric is a sorceror who physically and emotionally derives strength from the CoolSword and often talks about how he and the sword are one and he doesn't get any strength without it. His wife Zarozinia finally hangs a {{Lampshade}} by referring to it as "His mistress".
9th Jul '16 7:05:20 AM JulianLapostat
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* AwesomeArt: P. Craig Russell's adaptations of ''Stormbringer'' is amazing.



* MainstreamObscurity: Despite being a seminal series in the fantasy genre, its nowhere near as well known as Tolkien's works and ASongOfIceAndFire.

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* MainstreamObscurity: Despite being a seminal series in the fantasy genre, its nowhere near as well known as Tolkien's works works, or Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, or for that matter Moorcock's favorite Literature/{{Gormenghast}}. The main reason is perhaps the ArchivePanic and ASongOfIceAndFire.serial nature of the stories which makes it hard for new readers to find an accessible "starting point".
29th Mar '16 9:27:37 AM Paireon
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20th Mar '16 5:02:41 PM Eagal
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* FranchiseZombie: The saga originally consisted of five short stories and the four novellas that became ''Stormbringer''. These nine stories, together, tell a more or less complete story. Then Moorcock decided to write the novel ''Elric of Melniboné'' as a prequel. Then he wrote some new short stories. Then he arranged all the short stories into fix-up novels. Then he wrote five more novels attempting to fill in the "gaps" in the original saga. Then the 12-issue maxiseries for DCComics and the prequel graphic novel ''Elric: Making of a Sorcerer''. And, of course, there's been talk of a FilmOfTheBook dating back to the '70s.
20th Mar '16 5:00:02 PM Eagal
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* CultClassic
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: its maybe hard to go through all the books with Elric's wangst and jerkassery, not to mention the KillEmAll scenario.

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* %%* CultClassic
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: its It's maybe hard to go through all the books with Elric's wangst and jerkassery, not to mention the KillEmAll scenario.



* {{Squick}}: What Jagreen Lern does to [[spoiler:Zarozinia]] in ''Stormbringer.''
* {{Wangst}}: A good portion of pages in most books is dedicated to describe Elric's self-loathing.
** Reaches SelfParody in some moments, where it's clear even people who've just met Elric are already fed up with it.

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* %%* {{Squick}}: What Jagreen Lern does to [[spoiler:Zarozinia]] in ''Stormbringer.''
* {{Wangst}}: A good portion of pages in most books is dedicated to describe Elric's self-loathing.
** Reaches
self-loathing. It reaches SelfParody in some moments, where it's clear even people who've just met Elric are already fed up with it.
20th Mar '16 4:59:12 PM Eagal
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* TheWoobie: Elric, dear Arioch, Elric.
** IronWoobie
** JerkassWoobie (sometimes)
** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* TearJerker: What happens to Cymoril, Zarozinia, Moonglum and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Elric]].
* TrueArtIsAngsty

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* TheWoobie: Elric, dear Arioch, Elric.
** IronWoobie
** JerkassWoobie (sometimes)
** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
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%%* TearJerker: What happens to Cymoril, Zarozinia, Moonglum and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Elric]].
* TrueArtIsAngsty%%* TrueArtIsAngsty
%%* TheWoobie: Elric
13th Jan '16 7:08:20 PM WillBGood
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* CargoShip: Elric and Stormbringer. Lampshaded rather bitterly by Zarozinia:

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* CargoShip: In-universe, Elric and Stormbringer. Lampshaded rather bitterly by Zarozinia:
3rd Nov '15 3:23:53 PM ThallianGold
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** Reaches SelfParody in some moments, where it's clear even people who've just met Elric are already fed up with it.
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