Nightmares And Fairy Tales (sometimes Nightmares & Fairy Tales) is an American comic book series written by Serena Valentino and published by Slave Labor Graphics. It has been illustrated by Foo Swee Chin, Crab Scrambly and Camilla [=d'Errico=]. Nightmares And Fairy Tales chronicles the life and adventures of Annabelle, a rag doll and the various women who have owned her throughout time. Eventually she is passed on to Gwen, a young girl who serves as the audience for her stories until the end of the series.

Twenty-three tradeback issues were collected in four graphic novels. They are:

''Once Upon a Time''

''Beautiful Beasts''

''1140 Rue Royale''

''Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales''

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!! This comic contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Gwen's parents physically and verbally abuse her. As did Cinderella's step-mother her and Belle's father. Luna's mother [[spoiler:tried to [[OffingTheOffspring kill her]]]].
* AlphaBitch: Verona and her daughters.
* AxCrazy: Luna's mother [[spoiler:when she kills her transformed werewolf mother and then tries to kill Luna herself.]]
* BeatStillMyHeart: [[spoiler:Snow and eventually, [[LaserGuidedKarma the Queen.]]]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Said explicitly about Snow.
** Although it's more that a good heart in general makes a person beautiful. [[spoiler:The stepmother becomes beautiful when she puts Snow's heart in her chest, but she's just as evil as ever.]]
* BeautyToBeast: In "Beauty and the Beast," [[spoiler:Rose]].
* BedlamHouse: [[spoiler:Morgan and Catherine]] are eventually sent there. Neither of them deserve it.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Snow, Beatrice, Bunny.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Victoria.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Paige's story, Luna's story, Rebecca's story and Beauty's story.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: Vivian, [[spoiler:Bunny,]] Verona and her daughters.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Demon in Cinderella really doesn't understand "human beauty." [[spoiler:Verona didn't plan for that.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* BreakTheHaughty
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Madame Dephine Lalaurie aka Victoria.]]
* CheerfulChild: Gwen, Bunny and Beauty.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Guess.
* CoolOldLady: Beatrice.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Bunny.]]
* CreepyDoll: Annabelle laments being this.
* CuteGhostGirl: [[spoiler:Beauty. Augustine's a Cute Ghost ''GUY.'']]
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:The monster living in Gwen's house.]] Also, Annabelle.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Beatrice.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Augustine and Beauty.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Verona]]. It ends badly. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Very badly.]]
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Lucas. Yup, a [[MisterSeahorse MAN.]] Also, Dominique's pregnant friend.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Morgan's story, Dominique's story and Catherine's story.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Beauty. She is rescued by her caretaker but she doesn't live much longer afterward.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Paige [=BSODs=] after founding out Augustine is dead and accidentally runs out into traffic.]]
* DysfunctionJunction
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Gwen's stories, [[spoiler:Snow's story, Cinderella's story and Mea's story.]]
** Arguably Annabelle as well, since Gwen is the first girl who can actually hear her.
* EldritchAbomination: There's one in Snow White, Cinderella, the nunnery and arguably, [[DarkIsNotEvil Gwen's house.]]
** HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Bunny.]]
* HairDecorations
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel VIVIAN.]]]]
* EvilMatriarch: Vivian, the Queen, Verona.
* FairyGodmother: Annabelle does this for Cinderella.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Morgan and Dominique, Catherine and Vivian.
* FishPeople: The mermaid's family, excluding the other mermaids.
* FracturedFairyTale: Notably:
** Snow White
** Cinderella
** Little Red Riding Hood
** Beauty and the Beast
** Sleeping Beauty
** The Little Mermaid
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Snow, Gwen and Luna.
* GenkiGirl: Beauty.
* GhostAmnesia: [[spoiler: Beauty's been dead for years and only really figures it out after Gwen and Bea show up.]]
** Interestingly, she was well aware that [[spoiler:she was a spirit of some kind and that her actual body was lying in a tower elsewhere]]. She just was under the impression that she was in an enchanted sleep of some sort, not that [[spoiler:it'd gone on for so long that she'd died of natural causes.]]
* [[spoiler:GhostShipping]]: Augustine and Paige.
* GreenEyedMonster: Vivian. [[spoiler:She kills herself and her daughter]] just to get back at Catherine. Justified, since Vivian is insane.
* GreenThumb: Oberon, the Beast [[spoiler:aka [[SuckMyRose Rose]]]].
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: Lucas and the mermaid's daughter, a baby ''OCTOMAID.'']]
* HappilyAdopted: After Gwen's AbusiveParents are [[spoiler:killed by the monsters in her house]], she's taken in by her kindly neighbor, Bea.
* HeroicBSOD: Morgan, Paige and Catherine.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mea, who seems to be a foil to the mermaid and Lucas.
** Implied to be the case with one of Mea's "girls", who was killed by religious zealots and who apparently was going steady with one of the carnival workers.
* HospitalHottie[=/=]HelloNurse: Catherine.
* IfICantHaveYou: Arguably why [[spoiler:Dominique puts Morgan in the loony bin. She doesn't quite believe Dominique when she tells Morgan she's a vampire. Morgan's friend's encourage her to dump Dominique. Dominique doesn't take this well.]]
* InfantImmortality: Played straight with Gwen.[[spoiler:The orphaned babies, the slave girl and Beauty, not at all.]]
** [[spoiler: Averted with Betty who is drowned by the ghost of her mother. We then see her corpse washed up on shore the next day.]]
* TheIngenue: Many. Belle, Catherine and Beatrice are the few who've owned Annabelle and weren't.
* InvisibleToNormals: [[spoiler: Augustine. Paige]] freaks out when she realizes this.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Gwen [[spoiler:and Paige.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: Victoria.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gwen's parents, Lucas and others.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Sylas, the Queen, Gwen's parents, Luna's parents, Belle's father, Delphine Lalaurie and Lucas.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Dominique and Vivian]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Assuming the villain doesn't get a KarmaHoudini.
** In Snow White, [[spoiler: Snow kills Sylas, the Hunter who cut out her heart and the Queen is captured by the Mirror Demon.]]
** In Cinderella, [[spoiler:after Verona fools the palace guards into believing her last daughter is really Cinderella, they arrest the daughter and then Verona when she tries to bring the real thing. The other daughter is spirited away by the demon.]]
** Gwen's parents abuse her. [[spoiler:The monsters in the walls kill them.]]
** [[spoiler:Madame Victoria]] spent her youth torturing the slaves working in her house to death. When she returns, [[spoiler:their ghosts kill her, with help from her niece.]]
** Lucas captures [[spoiler:and rapes]] a mermaid. [[spoiler: He dies from giving birth to their child.]]
* LightIsNotGood: The nuns, who are hinted to not be truly human.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: [[spoiler:Luna doesn't die but tragedy follows her nonetheless.]]
* MagicMirror
* MagicalNegro: Justified in 1140 Rue Royale. They [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ARE.]]
* MamaBear: Verona may not give two fishbones about Cinderella but there's nothing she won't do for her daughters. Also, the mermaid, but Lucas ends up using it against her.
** Also, Beatrice.
* MeaningfulName: Usually in the FracturedFairyTale stories.
* MisterSeahorse: A character ends up pregnant after messing with [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent an otherworldly creature]]. When he complains about it, another character points out that it wouldn't have happened if [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil he'd left the creature alone.]]
* MysteriousProtector: [[spoiler:The monsters in Gwen's house.]]
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Vivian accuses Catherine of being this with her husband. Catherine DOES eventually marry Vivian's widower but it was HIS idea.
* NeverMessWithGranny: [[spoiler:[[CoolOldLady Beatrice]] asks Annabelle to tell the monsters to kill Gwen's parents.]]
* NeverMyFault: Lucas insists on blaming the mermaid he kidnapped for [[spoiler:impregnating him with her eggs]]. This is completely ignoring the fact that [[spoiler:it never would have happened if ''he hadn't raped her after kidnapping her''.]]
* NiceGirl: Most of the protagonists.
* NiceHat: Paige.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Victoria knows EXACTLY [[{{Revenge}} why her house hates her]].]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Luna's mother]] attempts this. [[spoiler:Vivian]] succeeds.
* TheOphelia: Vivian. [[spoiler:Morgan and Catherine]] are ultimately made out to be like this.
* OrphanageOfFear: The nunnery.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent
** OurFairiesAreDifferent: [[MeaningfulName Oberon]], Wisteria and the acorn tree.
** OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Augustine, Vivian, the slaves and Beauty. Eventually, Paige as well.]]
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The mermaid.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Dominique or so she claims. [[spoiler:Implied to be what the nuns are feeding the babies from the orphanage to.]]
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Luna, her boyfriend and her grandmother.]]
** OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Snow becomes one when her heart is taken from her body. Supposedly, this is to show just how pure her heart is; [[BackFromTheDead it can even keep her alive for a short time]] even when it's removed from her body.]]
* PerkyGoth: Snow.
* PromotionToParent: Beatrice becomes Gwen's guardian [[spoiler: after the death of her parents.]]
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:Belle, the mermaid.]]
** RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[spoiler: Lucas]] pays dearly for this.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Snow.
* {{Revenge}}: The ghost of Rue Royale want this. [[spoiler:Snow]] also indulges.
** BestServedCold
* SinisterMinister: Nuns are recurring villains. Some retain a semblance of humanity and kindness but they always make every situation they're in worse.
* SpiritAdvisor: Annabelle is Gwen's.
* StraightEdgeEvil: The nuns and Belle's father.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:Morgan's friends. Vivian's daughter. Also, Dominique's friend from the orphanage.]]
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: [[spoiler:Vivian.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Poor [[spoiler:Morgan and Catherine]].
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Paige and Augustine finally get to dance together.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Paige, Luna and Beauty.]]
* TragicMistake: Morgan and Catherine fell in love with the wrong people.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Dominique.
* TheVamp: Dominique.
* TheWatcher: Annabelle. This saddens her because it means she can't do much to help her owners.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Gwen.
* WickedWitch: [[spoiler:Verona.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Sylas, the palace guards, Belle's father.
* WouldHurtAChild: Gwen's parents, [[spoiler:Luna's mother and Vivian.]]
* YouCanSeeMe[=/=]YouCanTalk: Annabelle is shocked that Gwen can hear her warnings. And [[EarnYourHappyEnding pleased.]]