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** The name of the Luckdragon. The German name is "Fuchur" Due to the magic that is English pronounciation the resulting name would be more fit for an unintentional [[ClusterFBomb]]. The original name is roughly pronounced [[TheUnpronouncable "/foo/-throaty german/scottish 'ch'- ooa"]] in German.

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** The name of the Luckdragon. The German name is "Fuchur" Due to the magic that is English pronounciation the resulting name would be more fit for an unintentional [[ClusterFBomb]].ClusterFBomb. The original name is roughly pronounced [[TheUnpronouncable "/foo/-throaty german/scottish 'ch'- ooa"]] in German.

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** For the record, the Wandering Mountain was the tower that the Old Man lived in and could only be found if fated, never searched for. The Mountain of Destiny was a mountain in one place and whose apex was as large as a country but could only be scaled when the former climber was utterly forgotten. They were two different places, but the Childlike Empress found the Wandering Mountain atop the Mountain of Destiny.


* ABoyAndHisX: X being first a horse, and then a dragon.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: X being first a horse, and then a dragon.dragon. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: There are two in the book: the Childlike Empress is the personification of fantastical inspiration, while the Old Man of Wandering Mountain is the personification of written and recorded stories.

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** The name of the Luckdragon. The German name is "Fuchur" Due to the magic that is English pronounciation the resulting name would be more fit for an unintentional [[ClusterFBomb]]. The original name is roughly pronounced [[TheUnpronouncable "/foo/-throaty german/scottish 'ch'- ooa"]] in German.


* NighInvulnerability: Anyone who wears AURYN.

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* NighInvulnerability: Anyone who wears AURYN.AURYN effectively has this, since no resident of Fantastica will intentionally harm them. There are some who might hurt them ''un''intentionally, though, and it seems to offer no protection from natural hazards like starvation, drowning, etc.

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* RealityBreakingParadox: What happens to humans in Fantastica who crown themselves emperor, or try to. Through wishing upon AURYN, they try to use the Childlike Empress's power to take her power away from her which results in their minds utterly breaking from the paradox. AURYN disappears from them and they suffer a complete loss of memory of the human world. This renders them mindless gibbering fools who can never return home. After all, the Empress is called "The Golden-Eyed ''Commander'' of Wishes" for a damn good reason.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Perrilin the night forest can only live and grow at night; by day, it withers and dies and is replaced by a scorching desert where nothing can live. This ignores the fact that plants need sunlight to thrive in the real world.


* AmbitionIsEvil: Bastian goes FromNobodyToNightmare all by the fulfillment of his own wishes; while there are some evil Fantasticans like Xayide who manipulate him, the fact is that he wished them into being in order to defeat them with the ultimate goal of being loved and feared by everyone. Bastian is the purest example of how a small, helpless yet good-natured little boy can slowly yet inevitably turn into a cruel, heartless little tyrant by gaining [[PowerHigh unlimited power]].

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Bastian goes FromNobodyToNightmare all by the fulfillment of his own wishes; while there are some evil Fantasticans like Xayide who manipulate him, the fact is that he wished them into being in order to defeat them with the ultimate goal of being loved and feared by everyone. Bastian is the purest example of how a small, helpless yet good-natured little boy can slowly yet inevitably turn into a cruel, heartless little tyrant by gaining [[PowerHigh [[DrunkWithPower unlimited power]].


* AmbitionIsEvil: Bastian goes FromNobodyToNightmare all by the fulfillment of his own wishes; while there are some evil Fantasticans like Xayide who manipulate him, the fact is that he wished them into being in order to defeat them with the ultimate goal of being loved and feared by everyone. Bastian is the purest example of how a small, helpless yet good-natured little boy can slowly yet inevitably turn into a cruel, heartless little tyrant by giving him [[PowerHigh unlimited power]].

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Bastian goes FromNobodyToNightmare all by the fulfillment of his own wishes; while there are some evil Fantasticans like Xayide who manipulate him, the fact is that he wished them into being in order to defeat them with the ultimate goal of being loved and feared by everyone. Bastian is the purest example of how a small, helpless yet good-natured little boy can slowly yet inevitably turn into a cruel, heartless little tyrant by giving him gaining [[PowerHigh unlimited power]].

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Bastian goes FromNobodyToNightmare all by the fulfillment of his own wishes; while there are some evil Fantasticans like Xayide who manipulate him, the fact is that he wished them into being in order to defeat them with the ultimate goal of being loved and feared by everyone. Bastian is the purest example of how a small, helpless yet good-natured little boy can slowly yet inevitably turn into a cruel, heartless little tyrant by giving him [[PowerHigh unlimited power]].


** You risk this with even the first gate leading to the southern oracle. IT is guarded by a pair of sphinxes who might let you pass if you're ''lucky'', because who they let pass appears to be completely arbitrary. If you're one of the unfortunate many who they won't admit, they will gaze at you, sending out all the riddles of the world for you to solve. This paralyses you until you either solve them all or die from starvation and dehydration.

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** You risk this with even the first gate leading to the southern oracle. IT It is guarded by a pair of sphinxes who might let you pass if you're ''lucky'', because who they let pass appears to be completely arbitrary. If you're one of the unfortunate many who they won't admit, they will gaze at you, sending out all the riddles of the world for you to solve. This paralyses you until you either solve them all or die from starvation and dehydration.

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** You risk this with even the first gate leading to the southern oracle. IT is guarded by a pair of sphinxes who might let you pass if you're ''lucky'', because who they let pass appears to be completely arbitrary. If you're one of the unfortunate many who they won't admit, they will gaze at you, sending out all the riddles of the world for you to solve. This paralyses you until you either solve them all or die from starvation and dehydration.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bastian starts out as an overweight, ugly, unathletic scared little boy who tells stories to himself. He reads the Neverending Story and gives the childlike empress a new name, propelling him into the world of Fantastica. He is granted the power to make wishes using Auryn, the symbol of the empress, and his first wish is to be strong, handsome, athletic and brave. This first wish also robs him of the memory of ever being that overweight, ugly unathletic, scared little boy. Each subsequent wish removes his memory of something vitally important to Bastian's character that made him a good person, and so he slowly transforms from the savior of Fantastica to a bloodthirsty conqueror who seeks to depose the empress and sit on her throne.


* MortonsFork: Ygramul offers to bite Atreyu, which is fatal but allows him to teleport to the southen oracle and have an hour or so to live, or he can stay where is and let the nothing consume Fantastica. {{Subverted}} in that Ygramul pounts out the first option does allow for a sliver of hope for success, which does indeed pay off when the gnomes who find Atreyu at the southern oracle also happen to have a cure for the poison.

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* MortonsFork: Ygramul offers to bite Atreyu, which is fatal but allows him to teleport to the southen oracle and have an hour or so to live, or he can stay where he is and let the nothing consume Fantastica. {{Subverted}} in that Ygramul pounts out the first option does allow for a sliver of hope for success, which does indeed pay off when the gnomes who find Atreyu at the southern oracle also happen to have a cure for the poison.

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