! [[Theatre/{{O}} Cirque du Soleil show]]:
* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: Philemon is not nearly as interesting to watch as Le Vieux and company, in part because he doesn't get a whole lot to ''do''.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Zebras who perform the cadre (aerial frame) act are associated with this show the way the Red Bird is with ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'', in part because two of them (a male-female pair) are recurring minor characters.
* HypeBacklash: Huge reputation that goes beyond Las Vegas + extremely expensive tickets ($100+ for the ''obstructed view'' seats) = this trope for some viewers.
* RecycledPremise: After director/writer Franco Dragone moved on from Cirque and casino mogul Steve Wynn's stake in the Bellagio was bought out, Wynn hired Dragone to create a show for his new Vegas casino (Wynn Las Vegas). 2005's ''Le Reve -- A Small Collection of Imperfect Dreams'' turned out to be the saga of an Everyman led through a watery world of dreams, performed in a theater-in-the-round where the stage could switch between a deep pool and a conventional space at a moment's notice. Critics found it an underwhelming, needlessly grim retread of this show; it has since been heavily [[Main/{{Retool}} retooled]]. In the process critical opinion of the show has improved, but it is still nowhere near as popular as its spiritual predecessor.
! The film ''O''
* TheWoobie: Dessie
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