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The Island of Avalon is a location in [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]], a magical place where {{Excalibur}} was forged and Characters/{{Arthur|Pendragon}} was taken after being mortally wounded at Camlann. The waters about the island are supposedly a HealingSpring, though this was also only legend to the characters of myth. Avalon is the home of Characters/MorganLeFay and Lily of Avalon, and in some stories of Characters/TheLadyOfTheLake, as well. It is supposedly located at present Glastonbury Tor.

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The Island of Avalon is a location in [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]], a magical place where {{Excalibur}} was forged and Characters/{{Arthur|Pendragon}} was taken after being mortally wounded at Camlann. The waters about the island are supposedly a HealingSpring, though this was also only legend to the characters of myth. Avalon is the home of Characters/MorganLeFay and Lily of Avalon, and in some stories of Characters/TheLadyOfTheLake, as well. It is supposedly located at present Glastonbury Tor.
Tor. In some stories, rather than have magical waters that sustain its inhabitants, it instead is home to the [[Myth/KingArthurAndTheHolyGrail Holy Grail]] and drinking from this is what grants health and immortality.




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The Island of Avalon is a location in [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]], a magical place where {{Excalibur}} was forged and Characters/{{Arthur|Pendragon}} was taken after being mortally wounded at Camlann. The waters about the island are supposedly a HealingSpring, though this was also only legend to the characters of myth. Avalon is the home of Characters/MorganLeFay and Lily of Avalon, and in some stories of Characters/TheLadyOfTheLake, as well. It is supposedly located at present Glastonbury Tor.


* ''Avalon'', the 1990 american movie by Creator/BarryLevinson.

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* ''Avalon'', the 1990 american American movie by Creator/BarryLevinson.



* ''FanFic/{{Avalon}}'', the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}}/{{Evangelion}} crossover fan-fiction.
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* ''FanFic/{{Avalon}}'', the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}}/{{Evangelion}} Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse[=/=]''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' crossover fan-fiction.
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* ''Avalon'', the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}}/{{Evangelion}} crossover fan-fiction.

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* ''Avalon'', ''FanFic/{{Avalon}}'', the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}}/{{Evangelion}} crossover fan-fiction.



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* ''Avalon'', the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}}/{{Evangelion}} crossover fan-fiction.


* ''Avalon'', the 1990 american movie by Barry Levinson.

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* ''Avalon'', the 1990 american movie by Barry Levinson.Creator/BarryLevinson.



* ''Avalon'', the 2011 Swedish movie by Axel Petersén.
* ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'', the webcomic by Josh Phillips.

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* ''Avalon'', the 2011 Swedish movie by [[Creator/AxelPetersen Axel Petersén.
Petersén]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'', the webcomic by Josh Phillips.
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* ''Film/{{Avalon}}'', the 2001 live-action film by Creator/MamoruOshii.

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* ''Avalon'', the 1990 american movie by Barry Levinson.
* ''Film/{{Avalon}}'', the 2001 live-action film Polish-Japanese movie by Creator/MamoruOshii.Creator/MamoruOshii.
* ''Avalon'', the 2011 Swedish movie by Axel Petersén.


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''Avalon'' is a live-action film directed by MamoruOshii (of ''{{Patlabor}}'' and ''GhostInTheShell'' fame) and released in 2001. It is a joint Japanese-Polish production: written and directed by Japanese but filmed in Poland with Polish actors speaking their native tongue.

At an unspecified time TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, a run-down CyberPunk society offers so little to its youth that they turn en masse to an illegal virtual reality online wargame, Avalon. Some players have become so skilled that they have turned gaming into a job of sorts, while others have dived so far into the addictive online world that their physical bodies have become vegetative.

Avalon starts out as a FirstPersonShooter game, and players level up as they earn points. It's possible to team up.

The film's protagonist is Ash, a reclusive young woman who ekes out a living by cashing in the points she earns in the game. A former teammate of hers talks her into searching for an alleged SecretLevel in the game, a level so realistic it is supposed to be undistinguishable from real life. Ash finds the way to level up to that "Special Class A" and discovers what's behind the game...

Watch the trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6M9cMdq8MA&feature=related here]].

Do not confuse this with [[{{Webcomic/Avalon}} the Josh Phillips webcomic of the same name]], the MegCabot young adult novel and manga series ''AvalonHigh'', or the Barry Levinson movie about Polish-Jewish immigrants to the United States in the early 1900s.
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!!Contains examples of:

* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene
* ActionGirl: Ash.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: It is feared that reaching the "Special Class A" means leaving one's physical body behind in the real world.
* BilingualBonus: Well, kind of. If you understand the original Polish, the acting sounds painfully wooden.
* BrokenBird: Ash.
* CyberPunk
* DeepImmersionGaming
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The real world is so hopeless, it doesn't even have color. [[spoiler:Neither does Avalon, until one reaches "Special Class A".]]
* DogFoodDiet: Played with. Ash ''can'' afford to cook decent food, but she prefers to feed it to her dog while she sustains herself on cold anger and dog biscuits.
** Lampshaded by her gamer teammate: "Your dog eats better food than most people!"
* GainaxEnding
--> Welcome to Avalon.
* InvisibilityCloak
* LevelUp
* NoBodyLeftBehind: When player characters are killed in-game, their bodies disappear.
* PlayingAgainstType: the lead actress up to that point specialised in {{soap opera}}s. Needless to say, she was quite surprised when someone asked her to run around in a {{badass longcoat}}.
* PowersThatBe: The Nine Sisters, the mysterious designers of the game.
* ProductPlacement: Great polish beer, as seen in the image at the top of this site.
* SecretLevel: "Special Class A".
* ShoutOut: Ash's dog is the same basset hound as Batou's in ''Innocence: GhostInTheShell''. As for her hairstyle, it's the same as Motoko's.
** More to the point, Ash's dog is just like [[AuthorAppeal the basset hound that Mamoru Oshii owns in real life]].
* ShowWithinAShow: The opera ''Avalon''.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Avalon's training program.
* ViewersAreMorons: The North American DVD release features added narration explaining the storyline, which generally wrecks the film.
** In a particularly shameful instance, a reviewer for one (now-defunct) games magazine complained that ''Avalon'' is boring and doesn't show how shooters really function (ie. doesn't include rocket jumps and other moves from Quake). Mamoru Oshii based the ''Avalon'' game on ''Wizardry''.
* WelcomeToTheRealWorld: [[spoiler: Ash's arrival in the "Special Class A," though it's deliberately left unclear whether the colored world of Special-A or the monochrome world she lives in normally is the real one. She decides that she doesn't care.]]
* WorldHalfEmpty: The real world is a run-down dystopia reminiscent of Eastern Europe after the collapse of Communism (it was shot in Poland). Avalon's world is a permanent battlefield in which civilians run from advancing tanks and get casually bombed to pieces.

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''Avalon'' is a
'''''Avalon''''' can refer to the following works:

* ''Film/{{Avalon}}'', the 2001
live-action film directed by MamoruOshii (of ''{{Patlabor}}'' and ''GhostInTheShell'' fame) and released in 2001. It is a joint Japanese-Polish production: written and directed by Japanese but filmed in Poland with Polish actors speaking their native tongue.

At an unspecified time TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, a run-down CyberPunk society offers so little to its youth that they turn en masse to an illegal virtual reality online wargame, Avalon. Some players have become so skilled that they have turned gaming into a job of sorts, while others have dived so far into
Creator/MamoruOshii.
* ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'',
the addictive online world that their physical bodies have become vegetative.

Avalon starts out as a FirstPersonShooter game, and players level up as they earn points. It's possible to team up.

The film's protagonist is Ash, a reclusive young woman who ekes out a living by cashing in the points she earns in the game. A former teammate of hers talks her into searching for an alleged SecretLevel in the game, a level so realistic it is supposed to be undistinguishable from real life. Ash finds the way to level up to that "Special Class A" and discovers what's behind the game...

Watch the trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6M9cMdq8MA&feature=related here]].

Do not confuse this with [[{{Webcomic/Avalon}} the Josh Phillips
webcomic of by Josh Phillips.

If you were lead here by a direct wick, please correct
the same name]], the MegCabot young adult novel and manga series ''AvalonHigh'', or the Barry Levinson movie about Polish-Jewish immigrants to the United States link in the early 1900s.
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!!Contains examples of:

* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene
* ActionGirl: Ash.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: It is feared
concerned page so that reaching it points towards the "Special Class A" means leaving one's physical body behind in the real world.
* BilingualBonus: Well, kind of. If you understand the original Polish, the acting sounds painfully wooden.
* BrokenBird: Ash.
* CyberPunk
* DeepImmersionGaming
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The real world is so hopeless, it doesn't even have color. [[spoiler:Neither does Avalon, until one reaches "Special Class A".]]
* DogFoodDiet: Played with. Ash ''can'' afford to cook decent food, but she prefers to feed it to her dog while she sustains herself on cold anger and dog biscuits.
** Lampshaded by her gamer teammate: "Your dog eats better food than most people!"
* GainaxEnding
--> Welcome to Avalon.
* InvisibilityCloak
* LevelUp
* NoBodyLeftBehind: When player characters are killed in-game, their bodies disappear.
* PlayingAgainstType: the lead actress up to that point specialised in {{soap opera}}s. Needless to say, she was quite surprised when someone asked her to run around in a {{badass longcoat}}.
* PowersThatBe: The Nine Sisters, the mysterious designers of the game.
* ProductPlacement: Great polish beer, as seen in the image at the top of this site.
* SecretLevel: "Special Class A".
* ShoutOut: Ash's dog is the same basset hound as Batou's in ''Innocence: GhostInTheShell''. As for her hairstyle, it's the same as Motoko's.
** More to the point, Ash's dog is just like [[AuthorAppeal the basset hound that Mamoru Oshii owns in real life]].
* ShowWithinAShow: The opera ''Avalon''.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Avalon's training program.
* ViewersAreMorons: The North American DVD release features added narration explaining the storyline, which generally wrecks the film.
** In a particularly shameful instance, a reviewer for one (now-defunct) games magazine complained that ''Avalon'' is boring and doesn't show how shooters really function (ie. doesn't include rocket jumps and other moves from Quake). Mamoru Oshii based the ''Avalon'' game on ''Wizardry''.
* WelcomeToTheRealWorld: [[spoiler: Ash's arrival in the "Special Class A," though it's deliberately left unclear whether the colored world of Special-A or the monochrome world she lives in normally is the real one. She decides that she doesn't care.]]
* WorldHalfEmpty: The real world is a run-down dystopia reminiscent of Eastern Europe after the collapse of Communism (it was shot in Poland). Avalon's world is a permanent battlefield in which civilians run from advancing tanks and get casually bombed to pieces.

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**In a particularly shameful instance, a reviewer for one (now-defunct) games magazine complained that ''Avalon'' is boring and doesn't show how shooters really function (ie. doesn't include rocket jumps and other moves from Quake). Mamoru Oshii based the ''Avalon'' game on ''Wizardry''.


* ProductPlacement: Great polish beer, as seen in the image at the top of this site.



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''Avalon'' is a live-action film directed by Oshii Mamoru (of ''{{Patlabor}}'' and ''GhostInTheShell'' fame) and released in 2001. It is a joint Japanese-Polish production: written and directed by Japanese but filmed in Poland with Polish actors speaking their native tongue.

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''Avalon'' is a live-action film directed by Oshii Mamoru MamoruOshii (of ''{{Patlabor}}'' and ''GhostInTheShell'' fame) and released in 2001. It is a joint Japanese-Polish production: written and directed by Japanese but filmed in Poland with Polish actors speaking their native tongue.


* TheKobayashiMaru: Avalon's training program.


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* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Avalon's training program.

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* ViewersAreMorons: The North American DVD release features added narration explaining the storyline, which generally wrecks the film.

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