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fearlessnikki
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02:45:37 PM May 8th 2015
Anyone else think this trope seems to be making a bit of a comeback? With the success of Once Upon a Time which features a lot of prince characters, Rapunzel's prince getting Adaptational Heroism in Into the Woods and Kit in Film/Cinderella2015 - does it look like Prince Charmless has now become the cliche and it's the new subversion to see a heroic prince?
MagBas
09:00:38 AM May 9th 2015
I guess that this not qualifies as a subversion. In most examples of Prince Charming, the history never pretends that the prince in question is a Prince Charmless.
lexicon
12:35:47 PM Jul 4th 2015
In both Once Upon a Time and Into the Woods the princes aren't ideal romantic princes. In Once Upon a Time Snow sarcastically calls him charming and in Into the Woods the main prince can't be faithful. The fairy tale idea is making a comeback but I would like to see a charmingly ideal prince in a story sometime.
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