Quotes: Dead Unicorn Trope
By the way, this princess and giant aren't supposed to be from any fairy tale in particular; I just made them up since I couldn't find a tale that suited the purpose. For all that a dashing prince rescuing a princess from danger is supposed to be a fairy tale cliche, it seems like it almost never happens in any actual fairy tales!
— Andrea L. Peterson, No Rest For The Wicked
General Crozier: Don't be ridiculous, there's no such thing as trolls.
Senator Stampingston: Then how do you explain the dead unicorns?