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* Music/InsaneClownPosse's [[Music/TheGreatMilenko "Piggy Pie"]] is one of ''Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs'', targeting three {{Asshole Victim}}s who [=ICP=] have marked for death.


-->'''Preschool teacher:''' (reading from a book to a bunch of children) "Once upon a time, there was an ugly duckling. Later, [[DownerEnding it turned into a roast duck]]."
-->(The children start crying.)
-->'''Preschool teacher:''' Why didn't it become a swan? (grabs another book next to her) We'll change books. (starts reading again, with the children's crying stopping as she does so) "Once upon a time, there was a beautiful duckling. Later, it turned into a bleached roast duck."
-->(The children start crying again.)

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* [[PolishMedia Kabaret Potem]] has gained notoriety with an entire program of these. Included are: Cinderella (whose evil sister marries the prince, cause the shoe fits her); Little Red Riding Hood who gets eaten by the wolf, a little bit; Kay's song (TheSeventies style); a princess who loves a frog and a prince who kisses frogs, trying to find one that's actually an enchanted princess
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* The trope namer is the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. In each episode, a different fairy tale was retold with a humorous effect, changing part of the plotline.

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* The trope namer is the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. In each episode, a different fairy tale was retold with a humorous effect, changing part of the plotline. It even got a [[https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1111756.Fractured_Fairy_Tales book]] in 1997.

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* ''Animation/HappyHeroes'': The whole point of the six-episode "The Fairy Tale Adventure" {{story arc}} from Season 4 is that Big M. and Little M. go into the fairy tale world to ruin the stories, and the Supermen must stop them. The children of Planet Xing are not amused by the ruined versions of the stories, needless to say.
-->'''Preschool teacher:''' (reading from a book to a bunch of children) "Once upon a time, there was an ugly duckling. Later, [[DownerEnding it turned into a roast duck]]."
-->(The children start crying.)
-->'''Preschool teacher:''' Why didn't it become a swan? (grabs another book next to her) We'll change books. (starts reading again, with the children's crying stopping as she does so) "Once upon a time, there was a beautiful duckling. Later, it turned into a bleached roast duck."
-->(The children start crying again.)
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Compare and contrast IronicNurseryTune and DerailedFairyTale (when the listener or the teller takes the story OffTheRails). Subtrope of ExternalRetcon. SuperTrope to DystopianOz.

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Compare and contrast IronicNurseryTune and DerailedFairyTale (when the listener or the teller takes the story OffTheRails). Subtrope of ExternalRetcon. SuperTrope to DystopianOz. Often overlaps with DarkParody.


** Princess Snow. From her name, we have a play on Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} (she even fights a character who has a magic sword ask her "who is the fairest one of all"). Her introduction is more Snow White stuff combined with a bit of Sleeping Beauty (DamselInDistress is in a death-like state, awakened with a kiss... sort of), and she runs away from her wicked stepmother, like Cinderella.

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** Princess Snow. From her name, we have a play on Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} "Literature/SnowWhite" (she even fights a character who has a magic sword ask her "who is the fairest one of all"). Her introduction is more Snow White stuff combined with a bit of Sleeping Beauty (DamselInDistress is in a death-like state, awakened with a kiss... sort of), and she runs away from her wicked stepmother, like Cinderella.



* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy retells "Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}": she was having a horrible time sleeping until she got this apple from a witch to help, and then, just as she was settling down to a good night's sleep, this prince came and woke her up.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy retells "Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}": "Literature/SnowWhite": she was having a horrible time sleeping until she got this apple from a witch to help, and then, just as she was settling down to a good night's sleep, this prince came and woke her up.



* The world in ''Anime/TheCatReturns'''s AU fanfic ''Fanfic/ToKnowOneself'' is made of this trope combining with Folklore and myths. As the main character Haru/Bearskin travel, she met Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, [[Myth/RobinHood young!Robin and Marian]], Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa, Hercules]], Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast, etc... Also, her companion is Baron the cat who later becomes Literature/PussInBoots. This is not to mention that [[spoiler: Haru herself is the daughter of the princess from All Kinds of Fur and granddaughter of Cinderella]].

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* The world in ''Anime/TheCatReturns'''s AU fanfic ''Fanfic/ToKnowOneself'' is made of this trope combining with Folklore and myths. As the main character Haru/Bearskin travel, she met Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, Literature/SnowWhite, [[Myth/RobinHood young!Robin and Marian]], Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa, Hercules]], Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast, etc... Also, her companion is Baron the cat who later becomes Literature/PussInBoots. This is not to mention that [[spoiler: Haru herself is the daughter of the princess from All Kinds of Fur and granddaughter of Cinderella]].



%% * Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/MirrorMirror'' retells "Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}".

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%% * Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/MirrorMirror'' retells "Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}"."Literature/SnowWhite".



* ''Twice Upon a Time'' re-tells "Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}" from the point-of view of the girl's father, who gets into tax-trouble, and all the "PrinceCharming gets the girl" stories from the point of view of the prince. He eventually turns into the [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], jaded and nearly insane, and ends up with Beauty because her pets don't sing (She's only got the horse, silent as the grave, by the way), she doesn't do fancy fixtures (Literature/{{Cinderella}}, who drained the treasury), have a blood/ sharp stuff fetish (Literature/SleepingBeauty, whose "thing" got way out of hand), or like groupsex (Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, whom he executed for cheating-with all seven dwarves). Literature/HanselAndGretel have a different ending, they get adopted by Rumpelstiltskin and his wife.

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* ''Twice Upon a Time'' re-tells "Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}" from the point-of view of the girl's father, who gets into tax-trouble, and all the "PrinceCharming gets the girl" stories from the point of view of the prince. He eventually turns into the [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], jaded and nearly insane, and ends up with Beauty because her pets don't sing (She's only got the horse, silent as the grave, by the way), she doesn't do fancy fixtures (Literature/{{Cinderella}}, who drained the treasury), have a blood/ sharp stuff fetish (Literature/SleepingBeauty, whose "thing" got way out of hand), or like groupsex (Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}, (Literature/SnowWhite, whom he executed for cheating-with all seven dwarves). Literature/HanselAndGretel have a different ending, they get adopted by Rumpelstiltskin and his wife.



* The fairy tales in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' are quite fractured. For example, Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} was a forest bandit who met PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage, [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Jiminy Cricket]] was a man [[{{Animorphism}} turned into a cricket]] to serve as ''Geppetto's'' guide, Literature/{{Cinderella}} made a DealWithTheDevil to go to her ball, and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood is unknowingly a werewolf that terrorizes her village on full moons. The chief point of fracture seems to be Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}, who in this continuity is a major BadSamaritan and who has so far appeared in nearly every fairy tale portrayed to change either its backstory or its ending, to the point where he [[HijackedByGanon ends up]] [[CompositeCharacter becoming]] [[spoiler:[[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Literature/PeterPan the Crocodile]]]].

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* The fairy tales in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' are quite fractured. For example, Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} Literature/SnowWhite was a forest bandit who met PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage, [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Jiminy Cricket]] was a man [[{{Animorphism}} turned into a cricket]] to serve as ''Geppetto's'' guide, Literature/{{Cinderella}} made a DealWithTheDevil to go to her ball, and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood is unknowingly a werewolf that terrorizes her village on full moons. The chief point of fracture seems to be Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}, who in this continuity is a major BadSamaritan and who has so far appeared in nearly every fairy tale portrayed to change either its backstory or its ending, to the point where he [[HijackedByGanon ends up]] [[CompositeCharacter becoming]] [[spoiler:[[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Literature/PeterPan the Crocodile]]]].



** ''VideoGame/{{Alabaster}}'' bills itself as a "fractured fairy tale" of ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''. Not only does ''Alabaster'' follow in Creator/NeilGaiman's footsteps of heavily implying Snow White to be a vampire or something else not quite human, but it has a PerspectiveFlip of the huntsman being the PC and having more than one dark secret of his own. [[spoiler: Snow White is possessed by Lilith, Queen is insane witch, Mirror houses wicked ghost, and you're actually the missing King who voluntarily blood-sundered yourself in a [[DealWithTheDevil infernal bargain called blood-sundering]] to atone for the terrible war you brought upon your kingdom at the cost of losing all memories about your former life. You can undo this blood-sundering in one ending.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Alabaster}}'' bills itself as a "fractured fairy tale" of ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''."Literature/SnowWhite". Not only does ''Alabaster'' follow in Creator/NeilGaiman's footsteps of heavily implying Snow White to be a vampire or something else not quite human, but it has a PerspectiveFlip of the huntsman being the PC and having more than one dark secret of his own. [[spoiler: Snow White is possessed by Lilith, Queen is insane witch, Mirror houses wicked ghost, and you're actually the missing King who voluntarily blood-sundered yourself in a [[DealWithTheDevil infernal bargain called blood-sundering]] to atone for the terrible war you brought upon your kingdom at the cost of losing all memories about your former life. You can undo this blood-sundering in one ending.]]



* ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' is a school for fairy tale characters who add their own odd quirks to the stories, but some of them are [[ScrewDestiny rebelling against the system]]. Raven, who is supposed to become the evil queen like her mother from ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', doesn't want to be evil, and spends an episode looking for another character to take her place.

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* ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' is a school for fairy tale characters who add their own odd quirks to the stories, but some of them are [[ScrewDestiny rebelling against the system]]. Raven, who is supposed to become the evil queen like her mother from ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', "Literature/SnowWhite", doesn't want to be evil, and spends an episode looking for another character to take her place.


* ''[[http://philome.la/Citrushistrix/magical-makeover-fixed/play Magical Makeover]]'' is a quirky, light-hearted ChooseYourOwnAdventure game that starts with the protagonist getting ready to go to a grand ball...except that since she's no Cinderella, she has to make herself beautiful through the application of dubiously legal/safe magical cosmetics. All of which turn out to have unexpected side effects like turning into a plant-person, becoming a butterfly vampire who wants to eradicate the entire human race, or discovering a hives-inducing allergy to fairy dust. Also, instead of wanting to go to the ball to find her PrinceCharming, she has the goal of freeing a mystical bird from the ball host's chambers to get a wish granted by it -- but depending on your choices, she can instead spend her evening helping an extradimensional alien being fulfill a dragon's prophecy, being unceremoniously kidnapped by a giant owl who claims to be a princess under a curse, or becoming the unwitting victim of a season-changing ritual.

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* ''[[http://philome.la/Citrushistrix/magical-makeover-fixed/play Magical Makeover]]'' is a quirky, light-hearted ChooseYourOwnAdventure [[{{Gamebooks}} Choose Your Own Adventure]] game that starts with the protagonist getting ready to go to a grand ball...except that since she's no Cinderella, she has to make herself beautiful through the application of dubiously legal/safe magical cosmetics. All of which turn out to have unexpected side effects like turning into a plant-person, becoming a butterfly vampire who wants to eradicate the entire human race, or discovering a hives-inducing allergy to fairy dust. Also, instead of wanting to go to the ball to find her PrinceCharming, she has the goal of freeing a mystical bird from the ball host's chambers to get a wish granted by it -- but depending on your choices, she can instead spend her evening helping an extradimensional alien being fulfill a dragon's prophecy, being unceremoniously kidnapped by a giant owl who claims to be a princess under a curse, or becoming the unwitting victim of a season-changing ritual.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRiddle'', an Australian film features elements of fairytales including Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs, Literature/TheUglyDuckling, Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, Literature/SleepingBeauty, Literature/{{Pinocchio}} or Literature/ThreeLittlePigs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRiddle'', an Australian film features elements of fairytales including Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs, Literature/SnowWhite, Literature/TheUglyDuckling, Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, Literature/SleepingBeauty, Literature/{{Pinocchio}} or Literature/ThreeLittlePigs.



* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' by Creator/JohnConnolly follows a boy named David as he enters a CrapsackWorld of warped fairy-tales managed by a failing FisherKing. While some are mostly harmless ([[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves the seven dwarves]] are court ordered to protect Snow White [[ComedicSociopathy after their failed attempt to murder her]]), others are far more dangerous, such as the [[HalfHumanHybrid cannibalistic children]] of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red Riding Hood]] and a wolf, or the [[WouldHurtAChild The Crooked Man]].

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' by Creator/JohnConnolly follows a boy named David as he enters a CrapsackWorld of warped fairy-tales managed by a failing FisherKing. While some are mostly harmless ([[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves ([[Literature/SnowWhite the seven dwarves]] are court ordered court-ordered to protect Snow White [[ComedicSociopathy after their failed attempt to murder her]]), others are far more dangerous, such as the [[HalfHumanHybrid cannibalistic children]] of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red Riding Hood]] and a wolf, or the [[WouldHurtAChild The Crooked Man]].



%% * ''Series/TheGoodies and the Beanstalk'': "Based on the traditional fairy tale ... 'Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'."

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%% * ''Series/TheGoodies and the Beanstalk'': "Based on the traditional fairy tale ... 'Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'.'Literature/SnowWhite'."



* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' did a few of these, the most notable having been [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "Blancanieves y los Siete Churinchurinfunflais".]]

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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' did a few of these, the most notable having been [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs [[Literature/SnowWhite "Blancanieves y los Siete Churinchurinfunflais".]]



* ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' has this as its premise. It stars the children of famous fairy tale characters who are destined to follow in their parents' footsteps...except this generation's [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Evil Queen]], Raven, doesn't ''want'' to be evil, and inspires other characters to choose their own destinies. And then we get to the fact that [[spoiler:Red Riding Hood ''married and had two daughters with'' her Big Bad Wolf...]]

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* ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' has this as its premise. It stars the children of famous fairy tale characters who are destined to follow in their parents' footsteps...except this generation's [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves [[Literature/SnowWhite Evil Queen]], Raven, doesn't ''want'' to be evil, and inspires other characters to choose their own destinies. And then we get to the fact that [[spoiler:Red Riding Hood ''married and had two daughters with'' her Big Bad Wolf...]]

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* The children's show ''The Toy Castle'' did a Cinderella episode, with the Ballerina as the titular character, the Soldier as the prince, the Sailor as stepsister #1 and the fairy godmother, and the Strongman as stepsister #2. While it's a fairly straight retelling for the most part, the Strongman was upset with his role and retaliated when he could with PetTheDog moments (throwing his dirty socks at the other stepsister instead of Cinderella, leaving Cinderella his pet cat for company when he leaves to go to the ball, and helping the prince identify Cinderella as the one he danced with). He also shows up as a "pumpkin taxi service" and gets into an argument with the fairy godmother over who's taking Cinderella to the ball (she decides to go on foot, figuring their argument wouldn't end anytime soon).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRiddle'', an Australian film features elements of fairytales including Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs, Literature/TheUglyDuckling, Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, Literature/SleepingBeauty, Literature/{{Pinocchio}} or Literature/ThreeLittlePigs.


* Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', the stepsisters aren't wicked in the slightest. Ruth is slow-witted and Iris is quite practical and is the main character. The Cinderella character, Clara, is initially bratty but the three become good friends. While the stepmother is prone to greed (as is Clara's father), she is not evil so much as concerned about the well-being of her daughters and certain that Clara will ruin their chances to financially secure themselves. There are no magic elements.

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* Gregory Maguire's Creator/GregoryMaguire's ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', the stepsisters aren't wicked in the slightest. Ruth is slow-witted and Iris is quite practical and is the main character. The Cinderella character, Clara, is initially bratty but the three become good friends. While the stepmother is prone to greed (as is Clara's father), she is not evil so much as concerned about the well-being of her daughters and certain that Clara will ruin their chances to financially secure themselves. There are no magic elements.


%% * Much of ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' fits under this.


* ''Literature/TheBookofLostThings'' by Creator/JohnConnolly follows a boy named David as he enters a CrapsackWorld of warped fairy-tales managed by a failing FisherKing. While some are mostly harmless ([[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves the seven dwarves]] are court ordered to protect Snow White [[ComedicSociopathy after their failed attempt to murder her]]), others are far more dangerous, such as the [[HalfHumanHybrid cannibalistic children]] of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red Riding Hood]] and a wolf, or the [[WouldHurtAChild The Crooked Man]].

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* ''Literature/TheBookofLostThings'' ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' by Creator/JohnConnolly follows a boy named David as he enters a CrapsackWorld of warped fairy-tales managed by a failing FisherKing. While some are mostly harmless ([[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves the seven dwarves]] are court ordered to protect Snow White [[ComedicSociopathy after their failed attempt to murder her]]), others are far more dangerous, such as the [[HalfHumanHybrid cannibalistic children]] of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red Riding Hood]] and a wolf, or the [[WouldHurtAChild The Crooked Man]].

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* ''Literature/TheBookofLostThings'' by Creator/JohnConnolly follows a boy named David as he enters a CrapsackWorld of warped fairy-tales managed by a failing FisherKing. While some are mostly harmless ([[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves the seven dwarves]] are court ordered to protect Snow White [[ComedicSociopathy after their failed attempt to murder her]]), others are far more dangerous, such as the [[HalfHumanHybrid cannibalistic children]] of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red Riding Hood]] and a wolf, or the [[WouldHurtAChild The Crooked Man]].


* There's an entire genre of ''Literature/LandOfOz'' deconstructions and grimmifications known by many names. The ''Oz'' Wikia refers to it by its most well-known title, "[[http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Alternate_Oz Alternate Oz]]". Examples include:
** Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical adaptation]], and the book's sequels tackle the [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Land of Oz]], presenting the young Wicked Witch of the West as an AmbiguouslyEvil WellIntentionedExtremist rebelling against the tyrannical Wizard.

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* There's an entire genre of ''Literature/LandOfOz'' deconstructions and grimmifications known by many names. The ''Oz'' Wikia refers to it by its most well-known title, "[[http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Alternate_Oz Alternate Oz]]".Oz]]", while this site calls it "DystopianOz". Examples include:
** Gregory Maguire's ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical adaptation]], and [[Literature/TheWickedYears the book's sequels sequels]] tackle the [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Land of Oz]], Oz, presenting the young Wicked Witch of the West as an AmbiguouslyEvil WellIntentionedExtremist rebelling against the tyrannical Wizard.

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