History YMMV / TheElricSaga

5th Apr '17 5:51:28 PM JulianLapostat
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** Also with fans of ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorcock believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric. Geralt shares numerous similarities with Elric and was inspired by him (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen-sorcerors who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are in the end different characters, chiefly in that Geralt remains a "witcher", a marginal and liminal figure who moves between classes and is not really a chosen one figure, while Geralt is an Emperor who has fallen on hard times and destined to bring about an apocalyptic prophecy.

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** Also with fans of ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorcock believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric. Geralt shares numerous similarities with Elric and was inspired by him (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen-sorcerors who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are in the end different characters, chiefly in that Geralt remains a "witcher", a marginal and liminal figure who moves between classes and is not really a chosen one figure, while Geralt Elric is an Emperor who has fallen on hard times and destined to bring about an apocalyptic prophecy.
4th Apr '17 11:45:54 AM JulianLapostat
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* FandomRivalry: With Creator/JRRTolkien fans. Mostly due to the controversial ''Epic Pooh'' essay by Moorcock, which is widely criticised because it seems to get many aspects of Tolkien's work wrong, such as claiming he glorifys war, despite the emphasis on WarIsHell.
** Also with fans of ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorcock believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric. Geralt shares numerous similarities with Elric and was inspired by him (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen-sorcerors who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are in the end different characters.

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With Creator/JRRTolkien fans. Mostly due to the controversial ''Epic Pooh'' essay by Moorcock, which is widely criticised because it seems to get many aspects of Tolkien's work wrong, such as claiming he glorifys war, despite the emphasis on WarIsHell.
** Also with fans of ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorcock believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric. Geralt shares numerous similarities with Elric and was inspired by him (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen-sorcerors who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are in the end different characters.characters, chiefly in that Geralt remains a "witcher", a marginal and liminal figure who moves between classes and is not really a chosen one figure, while Geralt is an Emperor who has fallen on hard times and destined to bring about an apocalyptic prophecy.
28th Feb '17 5:35:27 AM Adept
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* FandomRivalry: With JRRTolkien fans. Mostly due to the controversial ''Epic Pooh'' essay by Moorcock, which is widely criticised because it seems to get many aspects of Tolkien's work wrong, such as claiming he glorifys war, despite the emphasis on WarIsHell.

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* FandomRivalry: With JRRTolkien Creator/JRRTolkien fans. Mostly due to the controversial ''Epic Pooh'' essay by Moorcock, which is widely criticised because it seems to get many aspects of Tolkien's work wrong, such as claiming he glorifys war, despite the emphasis on WarIsHell.
16th Feb '17 7:42:32 AM JulianLapostat
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** Also with fans of ''TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorecock erroneously believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric, in spite of the fact that outside of a few surface-level similarities (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are very different characters.

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** Also with fans of ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorecock erroneously Moorcock believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric, in spite of the fact that outside of a few surface-level Elric. Geralt shares numerous similarities with Elric and was inspired by him (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen swordsmen-sorcerors who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are very in the end different characters.
16th Feb '17 7:34:28 AM KhaosKyuubi
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** Also with fans of ''TheWitcher'' due to both them and Moorecock erroneously believing that Geralt of Rivia is a RipOff of Elric, in spite of the fact that outside of a few surface-level similarities (They are both pale, white-haired swordsmen who are known as "The White Wolf" and use a lot of potions), they are very different characters.
17th Jan '17 4:07:46 PM GothicProphet
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%%* TheWoobie: Elric

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%%* TheWoobie: ElricElric
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8th Jan '17 11:33:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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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".
10th Dec '16 8:52:11 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MainstreamObscurity: Despite being a seminal series in the fantasy genre, its nowhere near as well known as Tolkien's works, or Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, or for that matter Moorcock's favorite Literature/{{Gormenghast}}. The main reason is perhaps the ArchivePanic and serial nature of the stories which makes it hard for new readers to find an accessible "starting point".

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* MainstreamObscurity: Despite being a seminal series in the fantasy genre, its nowhere near as well known as Tolkien's works, or Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', or for that matter Moorcock's favorite Literature/{{Gormenghast}}.''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}''. The main reason is perhaps the ArchivePanic and serial nature of the stories which makes it hard for new readers to find an accessible "starting point".
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.
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