[[quoteright:279:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kqviicover_9610.jpg Totally not like ''[[CurseOfEnchantia Curse of Enchantia]]''.]]

''King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride'' is the seventh game in the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' series, and the first where you play as multiple protagonists. The graphic design was a departure from the series' earlier games and [[{{Disneyesque}} was meant to imitate Disney animation]] and garner a younger, female audience; it resulted in a lot of glitches.

Rosella, princess of Daventry, is upset because her mother, Valanice, [[IWantGrandkids wants her to get married]], while she just wants to have adventures. She falls into a whirlpool and is kidnapped by a troll; she wakes up to discover she has transformed into a troll and is engaged to the King of Trolls. Valanice dives in after her daughter, but winds up in a desert in the land of Eldritch. Gameplay alternates between Rosella and Valanice, who want to escape the Troll Kingdom and find Rosella, respectively. Later, they discover Eldritch is about to be destroyed by an evil fairy named Malicia, and their goals shift from finding each other, to saving the world.

Notably for a {{Sierra}} ''King's Quest'', [[{{Unwinnable}} this game cannot be made unwinnable]] -- in trying to reach younger audiences, the creators decided to make the game much easier than previous installments. It's still a Sierra game, though -- you die, and there are plenty of difficult puzzles, all the same.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AndIMustScream: Very subtly implied in the case of Ceres, who was attacked by Malicia and turned into an oak tree, then stabbed and left to bleed to death with the stake still [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled in her trunk.]] The first thing she says to Attis after being restored? "Sweet husband, ''how I missed you.''"
** Lord Tsepish was cursed as the undead to ride his horse across town for all eternity.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In Dr. Cadaver's medicine cabinet.
-->"Leg of lizard, eye of newt, toxic toadstool powder, ''mono-sodium glutamate?'' Yikes!"
* ArtShift: The previous game used video-captured actors for the animation. ''King's Quest VII'' switched to a Disney/Don Bluth-inspired art style instead.
* AteTheSpoon: Rosella gathers ingredients for a potion to change her back to human form. One of the ingredients (used to stir the potion) is a silver spoon. After the potion's been mixed, the only thing left of it is a melted lump of silver. This being King's Quest, it still has a use later on.
* AwardBaitSong: "Land Beyond Dreams"
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Edgar at the very end of the game - provided Rosella gives him the cat's extra life.]]
* BalefulPolymorph: Happens a lot. Rosella starts her portion of the game getting transformed into a troll, and Valanice meets a husband and wife who have been cursed into the forms of a stag and a tree, respectively. [[spoiler: And Edgar, who spends almost the entire game as a doppelganger of the Troll King.]]
* {{Barefoot Cartoon Animal}}s: The trolls don't wear shoes. This extends to Rosella when she's turned into one during Chapter 2, although her shoes magically reappear on her feet when she changes back.
* BearsAreBadNews: The were-bear.
* BigNo: Rosella, after being trapped in a coffin underground, and Malicia after she discovers Rosella has escaped from said coffin [[spoiler:along with the real Troll King]].
* BlindWithoutEm: The kangaroo rat in the desert. You have to get his glasses back for him before he will do business with you.
* BookEnds: Rosella's story begins when she's literally pulled into an engagement with Otar, King Of Trolls. In the end-of-game cutscene, [[spoiler: Edgar asks her properly for permission to court her, which she grants.]]
* {{Brainwashed}}: Mathilde suspects Malicia has done this to King Otar in order to coerce him into working with her. It turns out he's [[spoiler: not the Troll King at all, but her nephew Edgar... the same fellow from ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella King's Quest IV]]''!]]
* BrattyHalfPint: Two of them run rampant in Ooga Booga. Also the troll girl who throws away her wind-up rat.
* BrownNote: Lady Tsepish's face is [[NightmareFace so horrifying]], everyone who looks at her dies.
* BuriedAlive: At one point in the fourth chapter, the ghoul kids intend to do this to a cat they locked in a coffin. And later in the same chapter, [[spoiler:after Rosella finds the Troll King under the deadfall, Malicia shows up and promptly tosses her in with him.]]
* CatsAreMean: Totally averted with the black cat in Ooga Booga, one of the sweetest characters in the game.
* CheesyMoon: The moon over Falderal is revealed to literally be made of green-colored cheese.
* ChekhovsGun: All the inventory items, naturally, [[spoiler: but special mention goes to the extra life given to Rosella by the cat.]]
* CivilizedAnimal: Archduke Fifi le Yipyap, as well as all the other citizens of the town of Falderal. Although Fernando the bull might be a slight subversion in that he never exhibits any major bull stereotypes.
* CliffHanger: Every chapter ends in one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chicken Petite, the little bonnet-wearing hen running around Falderal and screaming that the sky is falling, is this even by [[QuirkyTown Falderal's]] standards.
--> Archduke Fifi: Just ignore her, my lady. [[HypocriticalHumor She is very silly.]]
** [[spoiler: TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Sort of. It's only the moon that falls.]]
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch: Objects you can interact with sometimes stand out markedly from the hand-painted backgrounds.
* CoolHorse: Necromancer, Count Tsepish's noble steed.
* CoolOldLady: Mathilde, Otar's nursemaid, who stands up to Malicia without any trace of fear.
* CreepyChild: Those two pests in Ooga Booga land.
* CreepyMonotone: The Dreamweaver talks in this.
* CrossdressingVoices: Several characters.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: An interesting variation in that both [[GreenEyes Valanice's]] and Rosella's dresses match their eyes.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Troll!Rosella.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Ooga Booga is a dangerous and scary place, but some of its inhabitants like the Gravedigger, Dr. Cadaver, the Black Hound, and [[spoiler:Lord Tsepish]] aren't so bad after all.
* DeathByFallingOver: [[{{Narm}} Hilariously]] done by Valanice drinking salt water in the endless desert.
* DemBones: In a corner of Ooga Booga sits a large pile of bones, and they'll come to life [[ImAHumanitarian and eat you]] if you touch them. This is where the Boogeyman lives, and also [[spoiler: where the real King Otar is being kept prisoner.]]
* DistressedDude: Most of the male characters in the game. Attis, Dr. Cadaver, Lord Tsepish (cursed as a HeadlessHorseman), the real Troll King, and [[spoiler:Edgar]].
* DropInNemesis: Late in the fourth chapter, you'll get a black veil that will serve as a disguise. If you attempt to leave the area without putting it on, the Boogeyman will [[DeathFromAbove kill you instantly.]] And in the sixth chapter [[spoiler: Malicia will appear and zap you if you take too long to SpotTheImpostor, or use the wand on the wrong one.]]
** It's not a good idea to drink the fresh water you made yourself while trekking out into the endless desert. [[spoiler: You'll encounter a cyclone [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath that will literally rip the flesh from Valanice's bones.]] No, really.]]
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Malicia.
* EvilLaugh: Malicia again. The Boogeyman also has a particularly {{nightmar|eFuel}}ish one, due to his VoiceOfTheLegion.
* EvilOverlooker: Malicia yet again, in the cover art.
* TheFairFolk: {{Averted|Trope}} - there are both malevolent ''and'' benevolent fairies.
* FantasticRacism: Displayed by a select few of the [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Falderal residents]] towards Valanice, a human. [[spoiler: They've gotten over it by the time Rosella shows up, though.]]
* FetchQuest: The bulk of the second chapter is spent running around the Vulcanix Underground gathering the ingredients Mathilde needs for the potion that will turn Rosella back into a human.
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Edgar.]] It's really subtle in contrast to the rest of the game.
* FissionMailed: If Valanice picks up the firecracker, it explodes and she dies. If you hit "restore," you ''still have'' the firecracker, and you only get a few paces before dying AGAIN. Turns out you need that firecracker to solve a puzzle -- which means you have to die, and hear the same HaveANiceDeath quip, over and over for about 5-10 minutes.
** This is because of an unfortunate side-effect of TechnologyMarchesOn. The fuse on the firecracker is programmed in terms of computer cycles. Too bad processor speeds have increased by leaps and bounds, so what used to take a few minutes now only takes a few seconds. At least you respawn exactly where you were before you died and the timer resets. Watch Let's Player Toegoff suffer through this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi9kOFJABPY here]].
* FourFingeredHands: Including the human characters.
* FunWithAcronyms: [[OverlyLongName Ricardo Eduardo Rodriguez Roo Rat]].
* GoThroughMe: [[spoiler:Edgar]] does this when [[spoiler:Malicia is about to attack Rosella]].
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The werebear.
* GraveHumor: Ooga-Booga Land, which can be read in limerick form on the many gravestones there:
-->"The sorrowful Margery Pratt\\
Liked to wail on the cliffs with her cat.\\
One night, such a pity,\\
She tripped on her kitty,\\
And fell off the cliff with a splat."
* {{Halloweentown}}: Ooga-Booga. Almost seems like it was made as a direct homage to ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', which had been recently released at the time.
* HeadlessHorseman: Lord Tsepish
* ImAHumanitarian: Most of the monsters, most notably the Boogeyman and the three-headed Venus Flytrap in the swamp.
* IWantSong: "I want to go to a land beyond dreams..."
* {{Leitmotif}}: Malicia has one.
* LightAndMirrorsPuzzle: There's one in the desert.
* MagicCarpet: Instant transportation to Dreamland.
* MamaBear: Valanice, despite not being an adventurer at all, immediately takes off after her kidnapped daughter in the story's beginning.
* ManEatingPlant: There's one in the swamp, just outside the gates of Ooga Booga. And it has three heads.
* TheMaze: The Desert.
* [[MissedHimByThatMuch Missed Her By That Much]]: [[spoiler: By the time Rosella and Otar arrive in Falderal, Valanice has apparently just left, judging by what the archduke tells you.]]
* MisterMuffykins: Malicia's mutt "Cuddles." Also Archduke Fifi Le Yip Yap, the mayor of Falderal.
* [[spoiler: MultipleEndings: It is possible to finish the game without rescuing Edgar, [[CaptainObvious but it results in the "Bad Ending".]]]]
* NiceGuy: Oppy the troll jeweler.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Malicia.
* NightmareFace: Lady Tsepish's face is so horrifying, the player character will die of fright if she sees it. [[TakeOurWordForIt The player doesn't get to see it.]]
* OffModel: The cut scene animation is rather choppy -- for example, Rosella appears to be slightly cross-eyed.
* OffWithHisHead: Count Tsepish suffered this fate before the events of the story, thanks to Malicia's gargoyle. [[spoiler: He gets better with Valanice's help.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Vulcanix Underground is home to one made ''entirely of crystal.''
* PlayerNudge: Upon dying, most of the [[HaveANiceDeath Game Over messages]] will drop hints as to what the player should do to get past the obstacle that resulted in the death.
* PseudoCrisis
* PurpleEyes: King Otar has them. [[spoiler: This will help with the SpotTheImpostor battle later, as the fake Troll King has GreenEyes.]]
* RaiseHimRightThisTime: [[spoiler:Malicia, in both endings, after being turned into a baby by Rosella. Although in the bad ending, Titania is understandably less enthusiastic about it.]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Rosella's response to {{arranged marriage}} is jumping into the first enchanted pool she comes across.
* RhymesOnADime: The kangaroo rat merchant in the desert. He actually runs his entire business around this - he'll offer you a chocolate malt in exchange for a pinch of salt, for example.
* SayMyName: Frequently.
* ScaryScorpions: The desert has a giant monster scorpion hiding in one of the temples.
* SchmuckBait: Go ahead, walk on Benjamin Crabby's grave. [[BlatantLies Absolutely nothing will happen.]]
* ShoutOut: Loads, from [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors man-eating jive-talking plants]] to [[Film/ThePrincessBride the title]]. They even managed one to ''Film/{{M}}''.
** One of the Mockingbird's insults is "[[{{Series/Blackadder}} You smell like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years War!]]"
* {{Spinventory}}: Some puzzles can only be solved by looking at the inventory from all directions.
* SpotTheImpostor: The final battle, with the King of Trolls.
* StalkerWithACrush: The Boogeyman makes it no secret that he's got the hots for Lady Tsepish.
* StandardHeroReward: [[spoiler:Again, Edgar and Rosella take this trope and [[ZigZaggingTrope run it through the obstacle course]]. Wisely, though, they agree to "court" rather than running off to get hitched. (At least in this regard, Rosella proves a hell of a lot more sensible than her parents or brother!)]]
* SufferTheSlings / SilverBullet: Rosella deals with the were-bear in the woods by slinging a lump of silver at him.
* TakenForGranite: This can happen to [[spoiler:Valanice in the third chapter, if she tries to take the songbird from the SnakeOilSalesman before talking to the china bull about her.]]
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Themselves]]: As many of the voice actors had more than one role, there are a few instances of this, such as with Valanice and Ceres.
* TermsOfEndangerment: At one point, Malicia calls Rosella "my dear princess".
** The Boogeyman will tell Rosella "Thanks for inviting me to dinner, toots!" if you blow the gravedigger's horn outside his deadfall while he's home.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: It's implied that the Boogeyman did this after the murder of Lord Tsepish, the ruler of Ooga Booga. He's specifically stated to have even been responsible for burning down the Tsepish Manor.
* TookALevelInBadass: Valanice was a very passive character in previous games -- her biggest roles were [[DamselInDistress getting rescued]] in [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone KQII]] and telling Alexander to find Cassima in the intro of [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow KQVI]]. Here, she's out to save her daughter and adventuring with the best of them.
* TheUndead: Everyone in Ooga Booga.
* UndyingLoyalty: Black Valiant, Lord Tsepish's dog, continues to stand guard by the Tsepish Manor even after the death of his master.
* {{Unwinnable}}: Averted, which is downright bizarre for a Sierra game. Even if you forgot to get the flower in an early chapter that's needed at the end, an identical one is up for grabs at the end.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: It's possible to give ''salt'' water to the poor, parched desert spirit.
** Even better? Helping him is ''completely optional.'' You don't even have to speak to him at all in order to escape the desert.
** You can also [[spoiler: trigger the game's bad ending this way, by not bringing Edgar back to life.]]
* VisualPun / StealthPun: The merchant town Falderal is full of these. Among the more notable examples are a bull who runs a china shop and a literal SnakeOilSalesman.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: The Boogeyman. Also Lady Tsepish. [[spoiler: At least until chapter five, when she's reunited with her husband and loses the cloak.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: Colin [[MeaningfulName Farwalker]], before becoming trapped and lost in the desert to eventually die of thirst, and rise again as the desert spirit.
* WeNeedADistraction: The primary function of the wind-up rat Rosella finds in the second chapter. She uses it once to catch the attention of the troll cook so she can grab things out of his kitchen, and again near the end of the chapter [[spoiler: to scare away Malicia]].
* WomanInBlack: Lady Tsepish. Rosella assumes this as a disguise once she escapes imprisonment in Ooga Booga [[spoiler: with the real King Otar]].
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