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**Although Cinderella’s name obviously doesn’t start with “Ch,” she also counts as this, as her name after marriage is “Cinderella Charming.”

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** Morina for ''Worlds Collide''.


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* MalevolentMaskedMan: The Masked Man of course.


* AdaptationalVillainy: The Queen of Hearts is played a lot more seriously than in [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland her original story]].



* AdaptationalVillainy: The Queen of Hearts is played a lot more seriously than in [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland her original story]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: The Queen AlliterativeFamily: All four of Hearts is played a lot more seriously than in [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland her original story]].the Charming brothers have names that begin with the letters "Ch," also making them all have an AlliterativeName.


''The Land of Stories'' is described by Creator/ChrisColfer (yes, ''[[Series/{{Glee}} that]]'' Chris Colfer) as a "modern day fairytale," following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they have only ever read about before. But after run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches, getting home might be more difficult than they previously thought. The series currently has five entries: ''The Wishing Spell'', ''The Enchantress Returns'', ''A Grimm Warning'', ''Beyond the Kingdoms'', and ''An Author's Odyssey''.

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''The Land of Stories'' is described by Creator/ChrisColfer (yes, ''[[Series/{{Glee}} that]]'' Chris Colfer) as a "modern day fairytale," following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they have only ever read about before. But after run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches, getting home might be more difficult than they previously thought. The series currently has five six entries: ''The Wishing Spell'', ''The Enchantress Returns'', ''A Grimm Warning'', ''Beyond the Kingdoms'', and ''An Author's Odyssey''.Odyssey'', and ''Worlds Collide''.



%% * AbhorrentAdmirer: Princess Trollbella to Conner.

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%% * AbhorrentAdmirer: Princess Trollbella to Conner.loves chasing Conner, although this trait is most prominent in the first two books.



%% * DecemberDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Merlin and Mother Goose, who fall in love and decide to stay together in ''Beyond the Kingdoms'']]

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%% * DecemberDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Merlin and Mother Goose, who fall in love and decide to stay together in ''Beyond the Kingdoms'']]


* KinghtOfCerebus: The series starts to move into darker territory once General Marquis and the Masked Man show up. Morina and the Queen of Hearts are looking to take things further.

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* KinghtOfCerebus: KnightOfCerebus: The series starts to move into darker territory once General Marquis and the Masked Man show up. Morina and the Queen of Hearts are looking to take things further.


%% * ActionGirl: Goldilocks and the Huntress.

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%% * ActionGirl: Goldilocks and the Huntress.Huntress, although the later is more of a DarkActionGirl.



* AdaptationalVillainy: The Queen of Hearts is played a lot more seriously than in [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland her original story]].



* CerebusSyndrome: From Book 3 onward.



** The twins' grandmother is literally the Fairy Godmother and head fairy in the fairy tale world.

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** The twins' grandmother is literally the [[spoiler:the Fairy Godmother and head fairy in the fairy tale world.world]].



%% * DeadpanSnarker: Conner, who snarks in almost every single scene he's in.

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%% * DeadpanSnarker: Conner, who snarks in almost every single scene he's in.



* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Not only does the Fairy Tale world incorporate all of the various fairy tales, but later books also incorporate works of classic literature such as ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', and ''Literature/PeterPan''.

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* KinghtOfCerebus: The series starts to move into darker territory once General Marquis and the Masked Man show up. Morina and the Queen of Hearts are looking to take things further.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Not only does the Fairy Tale world incorporate all of the various fairy tales, but later books also incorporate works of classic literature such as ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland, and ''Literature/PeterPan''.


* AndIMustScream: What happens to [[spoiler: Mira, Evly,and Froggy, who are all in magic mirrors, and the 24 missing children, who are having their youth drained for Morina's potions.]]



* BadassBookworm: Alex, Bree, and arguably Conner.



** The fifth book also incorporates several short stories written by Conner and Bree.

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** The fifth book also incorporates several short stories written by Conner Conner[[spoiler: and Bree.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: The end of ''An Author's Odyssey'' for a quote in ''The Wishing Spell''.
-->'''Alex/[[spoiler: Chief of Staff]]''': Our/My most educated analysis, with all means of science and technology in mind, is that it's magic.



%% * TitleDrop: The book ''The Land of Stories'', and the world of the same name.

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%% * TitleDrop: The book ''The Land of Stories'', and the world of the same name. Also happens twice in ''Beyond The Kingdoms''.


The fifth book also incorporates several short stories written by Conner and Bree.

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** The fifth book also incorporates several short stories written by Conner and Bree.


* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:The Masked Man's first "death" involves the flying monkeys

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:The Masked Man's first "death" involves the flying monkeys dropping him into the woods, while his second, actual death involves him being dragged into a grave by zombies. It MakesSenseInContext.]]


* GossipyHens: The four members of the Book Huggers - Cindy, Lindy, Mindy, and Wendy - are a cross between this and {{ConspiracyTheorist Conspiracy Theorists}}, to the point where their parents take them to see a psychologist.

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* GossipyHens: The four members of the Book Huggers - Cindy, Lindy, Mindy, and Wendy - are a cross between this and {{ConspiracyTheorist [[ConspiracyTheorist Conspiracy Theorists}}, Theorists]], to the point where their parents take them to see a psychologist.



* MassiveCrossover: Not only does the Fairy Tale world incorporate all of the various fairy tales, but later books also incorporate works of classic literature such as ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', and ''Literature/PeterPan''.

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* MassiveCrossover: MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Not only does the Fairy Tale world incorporate all of the various fairy tales, but later books also incorporate works of classic literature such as ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', and ''Literature/PeterPan''.


** The Masked Man for ''Beyond the Kingdoms''.

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** The Masked Man for ''Beyond the Kingdoms''.Kingdoms'' and ''An Author's Odyssey''.



** Finally, Emgee appears to be just as much of a badass as her namesake and inspiration, Mother Goose.



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:The Masked Man's first "death" involves the flying monkeys



* GossipyHens: The four members of the Book Huggers - Cindy, Lindy, Mindy, and Wendy - are a cross between this and {{ConspiracyTheorist Conspiracy Theorists}}, to the point where their parents take them to see a psychologist.



* MassiveCrossover: Not only does the Fairy Tale world incorporate all of the various fairy tales, but later books also incorporate works of classic literature such as ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', and ''Literature/PeterPan''.
The fifth book also incorporates several short stories written by Conner and Bree.



* SadistTeacher: Mrs. Peters, at least in the first book, and at least towards students other than Alex. She blatantly favors one student above all the others, although [[spoiler:when Alex leaves for the Land of Stories,]] she begins to begin character development into a SternTeacher instead and comes to enjoy Conner's stories.
* SiblingYinYang: Where Alex is an overachieving "A" student and an optimist in love with fairytales, Conner is extremely lazy in school and a sarcastic skeptic.

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* SadistTeacher: Mrs. Peters, at least in the first book, and at least towards students other than Alex. She blatantly favors one student above all the others, although [[spoiler:when Alex leaves for the Land of Stories,]] she begins to begin character development into a SternTeacher instead and comes to enjoy Conner's stories.
* SiblingYinYang: Where Alex is an overachieving "A" student and an optimist in love with fairytales, fairy tales, Conner is extremely lazy in school and a sarcastic skeptic.

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* CoolOldLady:
** The twins' grandmother is literally the Fairy Godmother and head fairy in the fairy tale world.
** Mother Goose is the Fairy Godmother's best friend and also is very close to Conner.
** Cornelia Grimm [[spoiler:Bree's distant cousin]] learned how to fly sometime in the sixties and is willing to help her fifteen-year-old cousin learn the same way she did [[spoiler:although, the same way her father taught her, she secretly had autopilot on the whole time]].


''The Land of Stories'' is described by Creator/ChrisColfer (yes, ''[[Series/{{Glee}} that]]'' Chris Colfer) as a "modern day fairytale," following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they have only ever read about before. But after run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches, getting home might be more difficult than they previously thought. The series currently has four entries: ''The Wishing Spell'', ''The Enchantress Returns'', ''A Grimm Warning'', and ''Beyond the Kingdoms''.

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''The Land of Stories'' is described by Creator/ChrisColfer (yes, ''[[Series/{{Glee}} that]]'' Chris Colfer) as a "modern day fairytale," following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they have only ever read about before. But after run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches, getting home might be more difficult than they previously thought. The series currently has four five entries: ''The Wishing Spell'', ''The Enchantress Returns'', ''A Grimm Warning'', and ''Beyond the Kingdoms''.Kingdoms'', and ''An Author's Odyssey''.


* MeaningfulName: Mira, who was turned into [[spoiler: The Magic Mirror]].

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* MeaningfulName: Mira, who was turned into [[spoiler: The Magic Mirror]].Mirror]], Evly, whose name [[spoiler: anagrams to Evyl, thus sounding like 'evil.']], and Alex ('Defender').

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