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* CassandraTruth: The Skesis are not too concerned about Rian seeing them kill Mira, since they think no other Gelfling will believe him.

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* CassandraTruth: The Skesis Skeksis are not too concerned about Rian seeing them kill Mira, since they think no other Gelfling will believe him.

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* CassandraTruth: The Skesis are not too concerned about Rian seeing them kill Mira, since they think no other Gelfling will believe him.


* SacrificialLion: Mia dies at the end of the episode to show just how ruthless the Skeksis are, and how desperate they are to hold onto their ill-gotten immortality at any cost.

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* SacrificialLion: Mia Mira dies at the end of the episode to show just how ruthless the Skeksis are, and how desperate they are to hold onto their ill-gotten immortality at any cost.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Skeksis pass themselves off as wise and benevolent rulers who guard the Crystal of Truth, and ask only so ''little'' in return: only complete obedience, servitude, and annual tithes from the Gelflings. Said the Gelflings are all too happy to oblige, until a few of them witness the Skeksis' true natures firsthand...

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Skeksis pass themselves off as wise and benevolent rulers who guard the Crystal of Truth, and ask only so ''little'' in return: only complete obedience, servitude, and annual tithes from the Gelflings. Said the Gelflings are all too happy to oblige, until a few of them witness the Skeksis' true natures firsthand...


* AwfulTruth: Much to his horror, Rian witnesses the true nature of the Skeksis when they drain Mira's essence. Princess Brea also witnesses the Seksis's greed and cruelty when the Keeper of the Scrolls pressures a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace as a tithe (on top of what little crops they could grow during a blight), and she sees her mother wear that same necklace later.

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* AwfulTruth: Much to his horror, Rian witnesses the true nature of the Skeksis when they drain Mira's essence. Princess Brea also witnesses the Seksis's Skeksis' greed and cruelty when the Keeper of the Scrolls Scroll-Keepr pressures a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace as a tithe (on top of what little crops they could grow during a blight), and she sees her mother wear that same necklace later.



* DefectorFromDecadence: Princess Brea becomes this when she realizes her royal family's wealth and status comes from shaking down poorer Gelflings for "tithes" same as the Seksises.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Princess Brea becomes this when she realizes her royal family's wealth and status comes from shaking down poorer Gelflings for "tithes" same as the Seksises.Skeksis.



* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: The Gelflings are on the whole good people who have complete faith in the Seksis, partly because they can't imagine anyone being so cruel or deceptive unless they witness it with their own eyes. Unfortunately for the Seksis, a few Gelflings do witness their cruelty this episode...

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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: The Gelflings are on the whole good people who have complete faith in the Seksis, Skeksis, partly because they can't imagine anyone being so cruel or deceptive unless they witness it with their own eyes. Unfortunately for the Seksis, Skeksis, a few Gelflings do witness their cruelty this episode...



* KickTheDog: Bad enough the Seksis demand farmers too poor to feed themselves give what little they can grow, but pressuring a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace, a treasured family heirloom...
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The opening narration outright states that the Gelflings know nothing of the Seksis's abuse of the Crystal.

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* KickTheDog: Bad enough the Seksis Skeksis demand farmers too poor to feed themselves give what little they can grow, but pressuring a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace, a treasured family heirloom...
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The opening narration outright states that the Gelflings know nothing of the Seksis's Skeksis' abuse of the Crystal.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: Mira ends up the first victim of the essence-draining machine of skekTek, which disintegrates her after she's emptied of her essence.
* SacrificialLion: Mia dies at the end of the episode to show just how ruthless the Seksis are, and how desperate they are to hold onto their ill-gotten immortality at any cost.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Mira ends up the first victim of the essence-draining machine of skekTek, which disintegrates her after she's emptied of her essence.
essence instead of becoming a zombie slave like what happens to the Pod People in the movie.
* SacrificialLion: Mia dies at the end of the episode to show just how ruthless the Seksis Skeksis are, and how desperate they are to hold onto their ill-gotten immortality at any cost.



* SlaveRace: The Seksis see the Gelflings as one, since the latter serve and worship the Seksis. Podlings also seem to be one to Seksis and Gelflings alike.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Seksis pass themselves off as wise and benevolent rulers who guard the Crystal of Truth, and ask only so ''little'' in return: only complete obedience, servitude, and annual tithes from the Gelflings. Said the Gelflings are all too happy to oblige, until a few of them witness the Seksis's true natures firsthand...

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* SlaveRace: The Seksis Skeksis see the Gelflings as one, since the latter serve and worship the Seksis. Skeksis. Podlings also seem to be one to Seksis Skeksis and Gelflings alike.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Seksis Skeksis pass themselves off as wise and benevolent rulers who guard the Crystal of Truth, and ask only so ''little'' in return: only complete obedience, servitude, and annual tithes from the Gelflings. Said the Gelflings are all too happy to oblige, until a few of them witness the Seksis's Skeksis' true natures firsthand...

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* EvilLaugh: skekOk cackles as Brea rides in the carriage with him and skekLach.


* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: The Gelflings are good, kind, trusting beings who have complete faith in the Seksis, partly because they can't imagine anyone being so cruel or deceptive unless they witness it with their own eyes. Unfortunately for the Seksis, a few Gelflings do witness their cruelty this episode...

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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: The Gelflings are good, kind, trusting beings on the whole good people who have complete faith in the Seksis, partly because they can't imagine anyone being so cruel or deceptive unless they witness it with their own eyes. Unfortunately for the Seksis, a few Gelflings do witness their cruelty this episode...



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The opening narration outright states that the Gelflings know nothing of the Seksis's abuse of the Crystal.



* SlaveRace: The Seksis see the Gelflings as one, since the latter are natives of Thra who willingly gave up their freedom to serve and worship the Seksis. However, the Seksis rule through guile and deception, passing themselves off as benevolent keepers of the Crystal of Truth, and most Gelflings see no reason to doubt them. (At least, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain until they witness Seksis cruelty with their own eyes...]])

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* SlaveRace: The Seksis see the Gelflings as one, since the latter are natives of Thra who willingly gave up their freedom to serve and worship the Seksis. However, the Podlings also seem to be one to Seksis rule through guile and deception, passing themselves off as benevolent keepers of the Crystal of Truth, and most Gelflings see no reason to doubt them. (At least, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain until they witness Seksis cruelty with their own eyes...]])alike.


* AwfulTruth: Much to his horror, Rian witnesses the true nature of the Skeksis when they drain Mira's essence.

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* AwfulTruth: Much to his horror, Rian witnesses the true nature of the Skeksis when they drain Mira's essence. Princess Brea also witnesses the Seksis's greed and cruelty when the Keeper of the Scrolls pressures a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace as a tithe (on top of what little crops they could grow during a blight), and she sees her mother wear that same necklace later.


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* DefectorFromDecadence: Princess Brea becomes this when she realizes her royal family's wealth and status comes from shaking down poorer Gelflings for "tithes" same as the Seksises.


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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: The Gelflings are good, kind, trusting beings who have complete faith in the Seksis, partly because they can't imagine anyone being so cruel or deceptive unless they witness it with their own eyes. Unfortunately for the Seksis, a few Gelflings do witness their cruelty this episode...


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* KickTheDog: Bad enough the Seksis demand farmers too poor to feed themselves give what little they can grow, but pressuring a farmer's wife to give her mother's necklace, a treasured family heirloom...


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* SacrificialLion: Mia dies at the end of the episode to show just how ruthless the Seksis are, and how desperate they are to hold onto their ill-gotten immortality at any cost.


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* SlaveRace: The Seksis see the Gelflings as one, since the latter are natives of Thra who willingly gave up their freedom to serve and worship the Seksis. However, the Seksis rule through guile and deception, passing themselves off as benevolent keepers of the Crystal of Truth, and most Gelflings see no reason to doubt them. (At least, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain until they witness Seksis cruelty with their own eyes...]])
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Seksis pass themselves off as wise and benevolent rulers who guard the Crystal of Truth, and ask only so ''little'' in return: only complete obedience, servitude, and annual tithes from the Gelflings. Said the Gelflings are all too happy to oblige, until a few of them witness the Seksis's true natures firsthand...


A thousand trines (years) have passed since Mother Aughra entrusted the Crystal of Truth to the alien Skeksis, who siphon its lifeforce to extend their own lives while proclaiming themselves Thra's rulers. The corrupted Dark Crystal begins to cease giving its energy away, with the Skeksis emperor skekSo ordering his scientist skekTek to devise alternative means for them to survive. skekTek accidentally learns to use the Crystal to siphon the life essence of other beings' for the Skeksis to reinvigorate themselves. He abducts the Crystal Guard Gelfling Mira during her search for an Arathim in the catacombs, resulting in her death as the Skesis feast on most of her essence. This act is witnessed by Mira's boyfriend Rian, who escapes them. Meanwhile, Princess Brea of Ha'rar uncovers a symbol after questioning the Skeksis' laws following Ha'rar's tribute to skekOk and skekLach. Another Gelfling named Deet, of the Grottan Clan, embarks on a mission to save Thra from being consumed by the Darkening, a corruption building up within the Crystal.

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A thousand trines trine (years) have passed since Mother Aughra entrusted the Crystal of Truth to the alien Skeksis, who siphon its lifeforce to extend their own lives while proclaiming themselves Thra's rulers. The corrupted Dark Crystal begins to cease giving its energy away, with the Skeksis emperor skekSo ordering his scientist skekTek to devise alternative means for them to survive. skekTek accidentally learns to use the Crystal to siphon the life essence of other beings' for the Skeksis to reinvigorate themselves. He abducts the Crystal Guard Gelfling Mira during her search for an Arathim in the catacombs, resulting in her death as the Skesis feast on most of her essence. This act is witnessed by Mira's boyfriend Rian, who escapes them. Meanwhile, Princess Brea of Ha'rar uncovers a symbol after questioning the Skeksis' laws following Ha'rar's tribute to skekOk and skekLach. Another Gelfling named Deet, of the Grottan Clan, embarks on a mission to save Thra from being consumed by the Darkening, a corruption building up within the Crystal.



* AccidentalDiscovery: The discovery of the Crystal's essence-draining power is pure accident. skekTek [[ReversePolarity reverses the polarity]] of the Crystal in an attempt to force it to give new life, which has an opposite effect of VampiricDraining of his life essence. He chalks it up as yet another failure... until skekSil the Chamberlain points out that it can be used to drain the essence of ''other'' creatures of Thra. He reminds skekTek that there are beings who have the closest connection to the life force of Thra and must therefore contain the strongest life essence... then they look at the Gelfling guards...
* AscendedExtra: The Skeksis Scroll Keeper, skekOk, didn't have much to do in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' bar cheering with the others, freaking out with the others and feasting with the others, and barely said anything. Here, he goes to Ha'rar with skekLach to collect the Gelflings' tithe, has a more defined personality and dialogues with Brea.

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* AccidentalDiscovery: The discovery of the Dark Crystal's essence-draining power is pure accident. skekTek [[ReversePolarity reverses the polarity]] of the Crystal in an attempt to force it to give new life, which has an opposite effect of VampiricDraining of his life essence. He chalks it up as yet another failure... until skekSil the Chamberlain points out that it can be used to drain the essence of ''other'' creatures of Thra. He reminds skekTek that there are beings who have the closest connection to the life force of Thra and must therefore contain the strongest life essence... then they look at the Gelfling guards...
* AscendedExtra: The Skeksis Scroll Keeper, Scroll-Keeper, skekOk, didn't have much to do in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' bar cheering with the others, freaking out with the others and feasting with the others, and barely said anything. Here, he goes to Ha'rar with skekLach the Collector to collect the Gelflings' tithe, has a more defined personality and dialogues with Brea.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Who knows how much longer Brea would have continued buying the Skeksis' bull, if it wasn't for the Scroll Keeper insisting on taking the farmers' necklace? All the problems she goes on to cause for them can be laid at this pointless bit of cruelty.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Who knows how much longer Brea would have continued buying the Skeksis' bull, if it wasn't for the Scroll Keeper Scroll-Keeper insisting on taking the farmers' necklace? All the problems she goes on to cause for them can be laid at this pointless bit of cruelty.



* SceneryPorn: There are gorgeous close-up shots of the Crystal's castle and its finger-like towers, as well as wide shots of its natural surroundings.

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* SceneryPorn: There are gorgeous close-up shots of the Crystal's castle Castle of the Crystal and its finger-like towers, as well as wide shots of its natural surroundings.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Who knows how much longer Brea would have continued buying the Skeksis' bull, if it wasn't for the Scroll Keeper insisting on taking the farmers' necklace? All the problems she goes on to cause for them can be laid at this pointless bit of cruelty.


* AccidentalDiscovery: The discovery of the Crystal's essence-draining power by skekTek the Scientist is pure accident. He [[ReversePolarity reverses the polarity]] of the Crystal in an attempt to force it to give new life, which has an opposite effect of VampiricDraining of his life essence. He chalks it up as yet another failure... until skekSil the Chamberlain points out that it can be used to drain the essence of ''other'' creatures of Thra. He reminds skekTek that there are beings who have the closest connection to the life force of Thra and must therefore contain the strongest life essence... then they look at the Gelfling guards...

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* AccidentalDiscovery: The discovery of the Crystal's essence-draining power by skekTek the Scientist is pure accident. He skekTek [[ReversePolarity reverses the polarity]] of the Crystal in an attempt to force it to give new life, which has an opposite effect of VampiricDraining of his life essence. He chalks it up as yet another failure... until skekSil the Chamberlain points out that it can be used to drain the essence of ''other'' creatures of Thra. He reminds skekTek that there are beings who have the closest connection to the life force of Thra and must therefore contain the strongest life essence... then they look at the Gelfling guards...

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Rian becomes the primary target of the Skeksis, as he now knows what they're truly up to, that is, draining Gelfling life essence.


* FirstKiss: Mira and Rian are implied to have had theirs in their shared flashback. They then unknowingly share their [[spoiler: LastKiss before pursuing the Spitter, which results in Mira entering the catacombs, being captured and then drained of her essence by the Skeksis.]]

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* FirstKiss: Mira and Rian are implied to have had theirs in their shared flashback. They then unknowingly share their [[spoiler: LastKiss before pursuing the Spitter, which results in Mira entering the catacombs, being captured and then drained of her essence by the Skeksis.]]


* FirstKiss: Mira and Rian are implied to have had theirs in their shared flashback. They then unknowingly share their [[spoiler: LastKiss before pursuing the Spitter, which results in Mira entering the catacombs and being drained by the Skeksis.]]

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* FirstKiss: Mira and Rian are implied to have had theirs in their shared flashback. They then unknowingly share their [[spoiler: LastKiss before pursuing the Spitter, which results in Mira entering the catacombs and catacombs, being captured and then drained of her essence by the Skeksis.]]

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* FirstKiss: Mira and Rian are implied to have had theirs in their shared flashback. They then unknowingly share their [[spoiler: LastKiss before pursuing the Spitter, which results in Mira entering the catacombs and being drained by the Skeksis.]]

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