History YMMV / TheRingOfTheNibelung

7th Feb '16 8:31:50 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: For Creator/RichardWagner.
31st Jul '15 3:14:03 PM phoenix
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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: Music from the ''Ring'' is often used as background music for scenes of Nazism-related activities; "Siegfried's Funeral March" has become almost a StandardSnippet for the fall of NaziGermany.

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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: Music from the ''Ring'' is often used as background music for scenes of Nazism-related activities; "Siegfried's Funeral March" has become almost a StandardSnippet for the fall of NaziGermany.UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
18th May '14 4:40:45 AM MrThorfan64
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* DesignatedHero: There are some people out there who cannot ''stand'' Siegfried, whom they view as a bully and a boor.

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* DesignatedHero: There are some people out there who cannot ''stand'' Siegfried, whom they view as a bully and a boor. The anti-Semitic connotations with his treatment of Mime don't help.



* SequelFirst: ''Das Rheingold'' was actually the last of the plays to get an American production.

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* SequelFirst: ''Das Rheingold'' was actually the last of the plays to get an American production.
8th May '14 2:59:43 AM WillBGood
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* DesignatedVillain: Fasolt, an honest and lonely giant who just wants a beautiful woman and is willing to buy one.
** Arguably Hunding. While he is a gruff and unfriendly man with a bad relationship with his wife, he is honourable (keeping his promise to let Siegmund spend the night), and according to the customs of his own culture he has done nothing wrong (it is clearly indicated that forced marriage is normal in the story's culture). He may want to kill Siegmund, but Siegmund has killed members of his clan.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Wagner's ''Musik der Zukunft''" ("The Music of the Future") was considered daringly, even outrageously, innovative in his own time; but he became so influential that his music is now reckoned old-fashioned and even stereotypical by some.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Wagner's ''Musik der Zukunft''" ("The Music of the Future") was considered daringly, even outrageously, innovative in his own time; but he became so influential that his music is now reckoned old-fashioned and even stereotypical by some.some.
* SequelFirst: ''Das Rheingold'' was actually the last of the plays to get an American production.
19th Apr '14 5:55:48 AM MrThorfan64
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** Wotan's pretty openly a ManipulativeBastard, the Rheinmaidens [[EvilIsPetty]] taunt Alberich cruelly for their own amusement, Alberich is as miserable as he is power-hungry, and Siegmund and Sieglinde are incestuous murderers. Bruunhilde is arguably the only sympathetic protagonist, being manipulated rather than knowingly choosing evil, and accepting her HeroicSacrifice to try to undo the crimes of everyone else.

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** Wotan's pretty openly a ManipulativeBastard, the Rheinmaidens [[EvilIsPetty]] [[EvilIsPetty Rhinemaidens]] taunt Alberich cruelly for their own amusement, Alberich is as miserable as he is power-hungry, and Siegmund and Sieglinde are incestuous murderers. Bruunhilde is arguably the only sympathetic protagonist, being manipulated rather than knowingly choosing evil, and accepting her HeroicSacrifice to try to undo the crimes of everyone else.
5th Mar '14 4:28:51 PM ThallianGold
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** Wotan's pretty openly a ManipulativeBastard, the Rheinmaidens [[EvilIsPetty]] taunt Alberich cruelly for their own amusement, Alberich is as miserable as he is power-hungry, and Siegmund and Sieglinde are incestuous murderers. Bruunhilde is arguably the only sympathetic protagonist, being manipulated rather than knowingly choosing evil, and accepting her HeroicSacrifice to try to undo the crimes of everyone else.
26th Aug '13 8:17:25 PM Willbyr
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* MemeticMutation: The expression "It ain't over till the fat lady sings" is very possibly a reference to the end of the ''Ring'' [[hottip:*:although an even better case can be made for ''Tristan'', which actually ends with Isolde's ''Liebestod'']]. The last scene of ''Götterdämmerung'', features Brünnhilde singing a exceedingly long farewell to the dead Siegfried (''Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort!''"[[hottip:*: "Stout timbers stack for me there!"]]), although the very last vocal utterance of the work is Hagen's ''Zurück vom Ring!''"[[hottip:*:"[Keep] back from the Ring!"]].

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* MemeticMutation: The expression "It ain't over till the fat lady sings" is very possibly a reference to the end of the ''Ring'' [[hottip:*:although ''Ring''[[note]]although an even better case can be made for ''Tristan'', which actually ends with Isolde's ''Liebestod'']]. ''Liebestod''[[/note]]. The last scene of ''Götterdämmerung'', features Brünnhilde singing a exceedingly long farewell to the dead Siegfried (''Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort!''"[[hottip:*: "Stout dort!''[[note]]"Stout timbers stack for me there!"]]), there!"[[/note]]), although the very last vocal utterance of the work is Hagen's ''Zurück vom Ring!''"[[hottip:*:"[Keep] Ring!''"[[note]]"[Keep] back from the Ring!"]].Ring!"[[/note]].
15th Apr '13 7:46:10 AM kyeo
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* HarsherInHindsight: Wotan punishes Brunnhilde for disobedience by stripping her of her power and reducing her to the status of a lowly wife. In Wagner's time, this would have been the standard role for a woman and would possibly have been seen as an IronicHell; however, in today's more emancipated world, many woman can easily empathize with Brunnhilde's horror at the prospect.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Wotan punishes Brunnhilde for disobedience by stripping her of her power and reducing her to the status of a lowly wife. In Wagner's time, this would have been the standard role for a woman and would possibly have been seen as an IronicHell; however, in today's more emancipated world, many woman women can easily empathize with Brunnhilde's horror at the prospect.
15th Apr '13 7:45:54 AM kyeo
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* HarsherInHindsight: Wotan punishes Brunnhilde for disobedience by stripping her of her power and reducing her to the status of a lowly wife. In Wagner's time, this would have been the standard role for a woman and would possibly have been seen as an IronicHell; however, in today's more emancipated world, many woman can easily empathize with Brunnhilde's horror at the prospect.
25th Sep '12 8:54:22 PM TitianTyrant
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* EndingFatigue: The ''Ring'' has been accused of it by [[JerkAss some people]].

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* EndingFatigue: The ''Ring'' has been accused of it by [[JerkAss some people]].people.
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