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** Everytime you enter a room in ''Sands Of Time'' you are treated to a short cut scene showing off the architecture, and/or the traps. This is the Prince Setting up the scene to the listener. Shortly thereafter, the listener says in shock "Oh my goodness, how could you have possibly made it through there? you should have died!" to which the Prince replies "No no no, that's not what happened." and that's the death you played.
*** This is even better when you remember that Farah ''didn't believe him''. She thought he made up the story, so she may just have interrupted at points like that to mess with him.

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** * Everytime you enter a room in ''Sands Of Time'' you are treated to a short cut scene showing off the architecture, and/or the traps. This is the Prince Setting up the scene to the listener. Shortly thereafter, the listener says in shock "Oh my goodness, how could you have possibly made it through there? you should have died!" to which the Prince replies "No no no, that's not what happened." and that's the death you played.
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played. This is even better when you remember that Farah ''didn't believe him''. She thought he made up the story, so she may just have interrupted at points like that to mess with him.


* It's a small one, but one of the main themes in the movie is the importance of brothers and brotherhood. In the original ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' game, Jordan Mechner (who helped write the film) used photos of his own brother to create the Prince's sprite. Jordan's brother brought the Prince to life. Neat, huh?
* On the theme of brothers, Garsiv saves Dastan from the Hassansins in the ''exact'' same way Nizam saved Sharaman when they were boys.
* Related to the lack of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sand zombies]]: If Dastan could extract their Sands of Time, he'd probably just [[GameBreaker abuse the Dagger of Time]] at every pivotal plot point. Perhaps that's why they weren't in the movie?
* Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.

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* It's a small one, but one of the main themes in the movie is the importance of brothers and brotherhood. In the original ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' game, Jordan Mechner (who helped write the film) used photos of his own brother to create the Prince's sprite. Jordan's brother brought the Prince to life. Neat, huh?
* On the theme of brothers, Garsiv saves Dastan from the Hassansins in the ''exact'' same way Nizam saved Sharaman when they were boys.
* Related to the lack of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sand zombies]]: If Dastan could extract their Sands of Time, he'd probably just [[GameBreaker abuse the Dagger of Time]] at every pivotal plot point. Perhaps that's why they weren't in the movie?
* Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.

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* It's a small one, but one of the main themes in the movie is the importance of brothers and brotherhood. In the original ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' game, Jordan Mechner (who helped write the film) used photos of his own brother to create the Prince's sprite. Jordan's brother brought the Prince to life. Neat, huh?
* On the theme of brothers, Garsiv saves Dastan from the Hassansins in the ''exact'' same way Nizam saved Sharaman when they were boys.
* Related to the lack of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sand zombies]]: If Dastan could extract their Sands of Time, he'd probably just [[GameBreaker abuse the Dagger of Time]] at every pivotal plot point. Perhaps that's why they weren't in the movie?
* Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.


* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to Farah in the past at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel (including many, many rewinds and do-overs) may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.

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* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to Farah in the past at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that Whenever the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, dies he'll quickly correct himself that that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless since he's narrating the story from after the fact so obviously he's still alive. This can make you consider wonder at his horrible story-telling skills, if he keeps misremembering his own past ending in his death, until you realize that this just shows how wielding the Prince's constant abuse Dagger of time travel (including many, many rewinds and do-overs) may have messed with is screwing up his memories, perception of the world, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.. In his memory he really ''does'' plummet to his death/get caught in deathtraps/get hacked to death by sand creatures again and again only to be yanked back by the sands of time at the last second. If you're retelling a certain portion of your life which memories are more likely to leap vividly to the forefront of your mind as you're speaking, the time you died horribly, or the time you magically got to go through it again safely?
** The FridgeLogic with that FridgeBrilliance is that the Prince only says this when the player gets a genuine game over--that is, dies without the sands necessary to rewind time. He also says it when the player dies without possessing any ability to rewind time (such as the introductory sequence). Come to think about it, the Prince must be [[UnreliableNarrator the worst storyteller]] that ever lived: "Then there was this spike pit with giant saw blades, and I tried to wall-run across it, but I messed the timing and died, then I rewound time, but this time the saw blade nicked me and I fell to my death, and I rewound time again and I rolled instead of jumping and I died. Wait, no, that's not how it happened..."
** Everytime you enter a room in ''Sands Of Time'' you are treated to a short cut scene showing off the architecture, and/or the traps. This is the Prince Setting up the scene to the listener. Shortly thereafter, the listener says in shock "Oh my goodness, how could you have possibly made it through there? you should have died!" to which the Prince replies "No no no, that's not what
happened." and that's the death you played.
*** This is even better when you remember that Farah ''didn't believe him''. She thought he made up the story, so she may just have interrupted at points like that to mess with him.


* [[spoiler:Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.]]
* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to [[spoiler: Farah in the past]] at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel (including many, many rewinds and do-overs) may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.

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* [[spoiler:Nizam Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.]]
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* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to [[spoiler: Farah in the past]] past at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel (including many, many rewinds and do-overs) may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.

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** Related to the lack of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sand zombies]]: If Dastan could extract their Sands of Time, he'd probably just [[GameBreaker abuse the Dagger of Time]] at every pivotal plot point. Perhaps that's why they weren't in the movie?

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** * On the theme of brothers, Garsiv saves Dastan from the Hassansins in the ''exact'' same way Nizam saved Sharaman when they were boys.
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Related to the lack of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sand zombies]]: If Dastan could extract their Sands of Time, he'd probably just [[GameBreaker abuse the Dagger of Time]] at every pivotal plot point. Perhaps that's why they weren't in the movie?


* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to [[spoiler: Farah in the past]] at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.

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* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to [[spoiler: Farah in the past]] at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel (including many, many rewinds and do-overs) may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.

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* The justification for reloading saves in the game is that the Prince is recalling his story to [[spoiler: Farah in the past]] at the end of the game, and every time the player gets a game over, the Prince declares that that never actually happens and backtracks. It seems odd that the Prince would repeatedly say things like "And then I missed the jump and fell to my death. No, wait, that didn't actually happen, let me start over", unless you consider that the Prince's constant abuse of time travel may have messed with his memories, leading to him occasionally recalling failed timelines where he or Farah died and then backtracking because ''obviously'' that couldn't have actually happened.





* It's a small one, but one of the main themes in the movie is the importance of brothers and brotherhood. In the original PrinceOfPersia game, Jordan Mechner (who helped write the film) used photos of his own brother to create the Prince's sprite. Jordan's brother brought the Prince to life. Neat, huh?

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* It's a small one, but one of the main themes in the movie is the importance of brothers and brotherhood. In the original PrinceOfPersia ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' game, Jordan Mechner (who helped write the film) used photos of his own brother to create the Prince's sprite. Jordan's brother brought the Prince to life. Neat, huh?


%%For the love of GOD, can we leave the stuff about the one inconsequential mook that's used to handwave Nazim knowing about the sand glass off this page? The film's page has already been locked over it, and the JBM page for the whole bloody series has been locked and redlinked over it. Unless you're trying to get every single page with PrinceOfPersia in it locked, just leave it the goddamn hell alone.

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%%For the love of GOD, can we leave the stuff about the one inconsequential mook that's used to handwave Nazim knowing about the sand glass off this page? The film's page has already been locked over it, and the JBM page for the whole bloody series has been locked and redlinked over it. Unless you're trying to get every single page with PrinceOfPersia ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' in it locked, just leave it the goddamn hell alone.



* [[spoiler:Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.]]

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* [[spoiler:Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.]]
!!FridgeHorror
* What difference is there between Nazim and Dastan holding the dagger in the Sandglass. They both wound up back in time like they wanted. What if the present WAS destroyed but a little side effect of time travel is it undoes that... Still BILLIONS of lives are on his head, if only for a moment. And that was the gods' plan. Now their waiting to see if Dastan felt any remorse for killing all life on Earth after his second chance. Heck maybe Sand Demon would pursue him in a sequel who are basically the doomed masses of the alternate future.
** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in using the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.
** Indeed, throughout the film we see Dastan only uses the dagger in order to ''save'' lives, unlike Nizam who intends to use it to ''take'' them. Likewise, once Dastan learns of the history of the dagger and the consequences of what would happen if someone abused it's power, he immediately decides to relinquish it back to Tamina!
* UnfortunateImplications: The reason that the Persian royalty have many wives isn't because the guys are chauvinist. It's because fatalities for mother and child during birth were ''extremely'' common in those days. They needed multiple wives, not as trophies, but to insure the kingdom would always have an heir. Grim, ain't it?

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* [[spoiler:Nizam displayed surprisingly competent swordwork immediately following his VillainousBreakdown, the reason he was such a pushover during the film's climax was because his hands had been burnt in that timeline.]]
!!FridgeHorror
* What difference is there between Nazim and Dastan holding the dagger in the Sandglass. They both wound up back in time like they wanted. What if the present WAS destroyed but a little side effect of time travel is it undoes that... Still BILLIONS of lives are on his head, if only for a moment. And that was the gods' plan. Now their waiting to see if Dastan felt any remorse for killing all life on Earth after his second chance. Heck maybe Sand Demon would pursue him in a sequel who are basically the doomed masses of the alternate future.
** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in using the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.
** Indeed, throughout the film we see Dastan only uses the dagger in order to ''save'' lives, unlike Nizam who intends to use it to ''take'' them. Likewise, once Dastan learns of the history of the dagger and the consequences of what would happen if someone abused it's power, he immediately decides to relinquish it back to Tamina!
* UnfortunateImplications: The reason that the Persian royalty have many wives isn't because the guys are chauvinist. It's because fatalities for mother and child during birth were ''extremely'' common in those days. They needed multiple wives, not as trophies, but to insure the kingdom would always have an heir. Grim, ain't it?
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** Indeed, throughout the film we see Dastan only uses the dagger in order to ''save'' lives, unlike Nizam who intends to use it to ''take'' them. Likewise, once Dastan learns of the history of the dagger and the consequences of what would happen if someone abused it's power, he immediately decides to relinquish it back to Tamina!


** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.
* UnfortunateImplications: The reason that the Persian royalty have many wives isn't because the guys are chauvinist. It's because fatalities for mother and child during birth were ''extremely'' common in those days. They needed multipile wives, not as trophies, but to insure the kingdom would always have an heir. Grim, ain't it?

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** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing using the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.
* UnfortunateImplications: The reason that the Persian royalty have many wives isn't because the guys are chauvinist. It's because fatalities for mother and child during birth were ''extremely'' common in those days. They needed multipile multiple wives, not as trophies, but to insure the kingdom would always have an heir. Grim, ain't it?


** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.

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** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.so.
* UnfortunateImplications: The reason that the Persian royalty have many wives isn't because the guys are chauvinist. It's because fatalities for mother and child during birth were ''extremely'' common in those days. They needed multipile wives, not as trophies, but to insure the kingdom would always have an heir. Grim, ain't it?


** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to stop '''NIZAM''' from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.

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** Uh hello! Dastan was trying to stop '''NIZAM''' '''STOP''' Nizam from killing billions of people by messing with the past. Which I'd like to point out, ''HE DID!'' I'd also like to point out that Dastan wasn't interested in useing the power of the Sandglass, he was just trying to stop Nizam from doing so.

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