''Gretel and Hansel'' is a series of Flash games by makopudding on {{Newgrounds}}, in which you play as Gretel of "Literature/HanselAndGretel" fame. The game takes place in a particularly nightmarish world, in which characters from other FairyTales make appearances. In the first game, Gretel overhears her parent's plans to abandon them in the forest and must find enough stones to mark the path back home; in the second, she is separated from her brother and must find him.

The first game can be found [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/515322 here]], the second [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/550407 here]].
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!! This game provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: In the second game, [[spoiler:Gretel ends up getting her face stolen by a mirror, after which Hansel (with the help of some fairies) has to save her.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: When Gretel falls through the hole in the ground at the start of Part 2. Hansel is standing right behind her, but doesn't notice her falling in - he's too distracted by the pretty, sparkly fairies. [[spoiler: Hansel and the fairies show up toward the end of the game to save Gretel when her face is stolen.]]
* AxCrazy: Mom.
* TheBigBadWolf: The wolf (presumably from Literature/LittleRedRidingHood) makes an appearance in the second game.
* TheBlank: ''Gretel And Hansel 2'' introduces creepy squiggly things that steal faces from other people. Their victims are turned into Blanks and lose all motivation and drive along with their faces they can't even move. This even applies to their [[spoiler: ghosts]].
* BloodierAndGorier
* BodyHorror: The victims of the stickman.
* BrainBleach: In-universe with the demonic cookbook: reading from it causes a ''statue'' to shriek and hold its hands over its ears.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Gretel handles the puzzle-solving for the most part while Hansel can be called upon to handle some physical grunt-work.
* BratsWithSlingshots
* BreakTheCutie: In part 1, Gretel loves a little rabbit outside the house (which she can pick up and kiss)...
** In part 2, Gretel has to gut a very similar rabbit in order get past a very cute bear.
*** On another note, try stroking the cute bear.
** The entire scene with the Wood Waiter.
** Basically, the entire game series seems based on totally breaking her, especially part 2.
* BrokenBridge
* CainAndAbel: Killing Hansel in the first game awards the "Cain" medal, complete with SlasherSmile.
* ChainOfDeals: Some of the puzzles.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The whimsical watercolor graphics do much to hide its otherwise grim and horrifying nature.
* CreepyChild
* CriticalAnnoyance: The mandragora you need to uproot in order to get one of the three pieces of the last puzzle in the second game.
* [[spoiler: CuriosityKilledTheCast]]: You find a key in the first game after solving a somewhat obtuse puzzle that requires killing Hansel and finding at least one other item beforehand. Your reward for using it? [[spoiler: An axe to the face.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not that much more so, however, considering the original story involved two small children left to fend for themselves in the woods by their impoverished parents, and ended with them kicking a witch into her own oven.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The kids' mother reacts to [[spoiler: Gretel unlocking their bedroom door]] by hacking her to death with an axe.
* TheDogBitesBack: Had fun stoning Hansel to death in the first game? Try hitting Hansel a couple of times with the stick in the second one, and he will '''punch''' Gretel with enough strength to bruise her face. Aptly named '''"[[ContinuityNod Revenge]]"'''. Also, try hitting poor Rufus before using the glasses. He'll strangulate you for trying to make him more miserable.
* DoingItForTheArt
* DontGoInTheWoods: Not that you had a choice.
* DumbMuscle: Hansel.
* EasterEgg: You can find a few.
* EldritchAbomination: The thing in the ice.
** Initially a HumanoidAbomination, apparently. Then it grows [[MultiArmedAndDangerous extra arms...]]
** The stick man must count too. A walking, vaguely-humanoid woodman who delights in preparing food that transforms its consumer into a tree... killing them in very painful ways, such as ''[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impalement from pointy branches]] [[ChestBurster bursting out from the gut and]] [[EyeScream the eyes.]]''
** And the face stealers, creatures seemingly made from vines who steal other people's faces, freezing even '''their very souls on the mortal plane until their face is returned.''' Fortunately, [[JustEatHim there are ways to take care of them...]]
* EvilStepmother
* ExtremeOmnivore: Hansel.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The tree in the second game.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you set it to night time in a rainy part of a forest, using the glasses, you can make out a wicked figure, you can also [[spoiler: find graves, which, if you use glasses on, suspiciously have Hansel and Gretel's faces]]...
* TheFairFolk: Averted. Actually, the fairies are playful and helpful, [[spoiler: especially after Hansel saves their queen from a face stealer.]]
* FinalBossPreview: Your last challenge in Part 2 is to get past [[spoiler:the Big Bad Wolf]]. You'll catch a glimpse of it relatively early in the game.
* FracturedFairyTale
* GoodIsDumb: Hansel appears to be mentally retarded.
** Gretel, however, is a GenreSavvy ChildProdigy.
*** Although, [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption she does get her face stolen despite seeing how Emma got hers stolen]].
* GuideDangIt: Good luck figuring out the many, many puzzles.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: The stickman offers you a variety of foods when you fall into his dining room, which you may or may not choose to consume. Eating the wrong foods will kill you, while refusing to eat or sticking to the [[MasochistsMeal "safe"]] options will eventually get you killed, anyway. How do you survive? [[spoiler: By TakingAThirdOption, of course.]]
* HenpeckedHusband: The mother is scary, so, this is pretty much a given.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How the stick man dies; perhaps he shouldn't have held that cake with the lit candles so close to you when you have a wine bottle within reach...
* IdleAnimation
* InfantImmortality: Averted oh so very much. Special mention goes to the poor kids being force fed by a wood-waiter and turning into trees.
* JustEatHim: [[spoiler: How Hansel gets rid of the face stealer who got Gretel's face.]]
* KillItWithFire: The stickman.
* TheLostWoods
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Most medals are awarded for the various hideous deaths your character can experience.
** AnAxeToGrind
** BearsAreBadNews: The bear sitting on the log looks pretty cute....until you start stroking its fur.
** BeeBeeGun
** CainAndAbel: If you kill Hansel, you will get a NonstandardGameOver.
** [[CarFu Cart Fu]]
** CutenessProximity: Yes, even this can kill.
** EyeScream: Pecked out by a raven. Also dying by the stick man's food.
** ImAHumanitarian
** ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ''From the inside.'' Also by a frozen monster.
** HollywoodAcid
** KillItWithFire
** SnakesAreEvil
** YourHeadAsplode
* NiceHat: Rufus's hat. To the point a face stealer swiped it along with his face!
* PixelHunt
* PlotCoupons: The stones in the first game.
* RealityEnsues: After the first game has Gretel cuddling an adorable rabbit and making it look like most cute animals are safe, the second game gives the option for her to pet an adorable bear sitting by the river. [[spoiler:If the bear notices Gretel, it just attacks her.]]
* RedHerring: The key from a puzzle in the first game. [[spoiler: Using it just gets you killed.]]
** The scissors in the second game. It just gets you killed. [[spoiler: Twice.]]
* ScareChord: Whenever you die. The first glimpse of the wolf is also accompanied by one.
* ScheduleSlip: The second game took about a year to get off the ground, and they even lampshaded it in an Easter Egg, apologizing for it. The third game looks to be going through this as well.
* SealedEvilInACan: The thing in the ice. Thawing it out completely will cause it to kill you.
* SequenceBreaking: With some trial and error it's possible to reach Hansel in the second game without chopping the wood. Arguably this also prevents a PlotHole.
* SlasherSmile: Mom, [[spoiler: Gretel if you kill Hansel]].
* ShoutOut: An obvious one to Film/TheShining, among others.
* SpeakingSimlish
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The tome you obtain in the Stick Man's "kitchen", which is accompanied by satanic-sounding whispers and incantations. His "cookbooks" must be something like it, given his "food"...
* TooDumbToLive: Hansel, justified with the fact that he's mentally challenged.There are too many examples to show, but some very prominent ones are that he can swallow a pair of scissors, stand tip-toe on a cliff edge and not react to seeing his sister die horribly.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: In episode 2, you have the choice of ''saving'' the people that were captured by the tree. Just... Good luck eating the arm and leg.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: The NonstandardGameOver for killing Hansel.
** In the sequel, hitting him with a stick results in him ''punching'' you.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: The stick man allows you to choose what you want to be served... Acorns or an ampuated leg? Pie or an amputated arm? Salmon or an apple on a human skull's jaws? [[ButThouMust Cake?]] You must to choose, in each question, the most disgusting answer; the one that most would probably think was the worst idea. Turns out, eating the safer-looking food rises the in-game counter faster than the disgusting-looking food. If you remember the info one of the dining guests told you, [[FridgeBrilliance eating the food that looked more plant-like would equal death. The arm, leg and fish still look very much natural.]]
** Consider also that your host is basically a tree - the acorn, pie, and in fact the apple in the skull's mouth are all ''made from him''. The arm, leg, and fish are not.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: In part 1, shooting continually at Hansel. Considering the very painful and heartrending ways Gretel can die in, the same could be said about players wanting to find all the ways to die. (it's just very painful to watch)
** On a humorous note, [[spoiler: Knocking of the heads of the robot creators in the Easter Egg room]].
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