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YMMV: The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Awesome Music: The main title from the movie.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment/Crazy Awesome: In the Movie, Omri puts a few other toys, including a T. Rex, Darth Vader, and RoboCop into the cupboard. Predictably, Hilarity Ensues when he opens it.
  • Ho Yay: A scene where Boone and Little Bear are so terrified of a huge booming noise that they hold eachother for dear life.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In The Key to the Indian, Omri and co. have figured out how to send themselves back in time to make past toys flesh. Omri's father ends up in a faceless Iroquois doll for a few hours.
    • At one point in time travel, Omri becomes a piece of fabric on an Indian tent, and when it catches on fire during a raid it begins burning him alive until his friends pull him back to the present.
  • Tear Jerker: Any of the times Omri and Patrick have to say goodbye to their little friends, but the send-off at the end of the first book stands out especially. Also, the deaths of Boone's horse, Tommy the World War I medic, and Tom the thatcher. Even Jenny's death told in flashback wrenches at the heartstrings.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Raised, addressed, and dealt with in-story, with the conclusion that it is not right to a) believe in stereotypes b) own people like objects, or c) use such powerful magic to meddle in the lives of others or yourself.

alternative title(s): Indian In The Cupboard
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