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* ExpositionFairy: Paulie, one of the Godmother's longtime employees, is a goblin nearing his retirement. [[note]](This is ''not'' Sneersworth. Paulie can be trusted.)[[/note]] Pretty much his final job is to serve as your advisor, guiding you through an interface tutorial. Afterwards, he's relegated to an icon at the top of the screen, and you can click on him if you forget what certain screens do.

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* ExpositionFairy: Paulie, one of the Godmother's longtime employees, is a goblin nearing his retirement. [[note]](This is ''not'' Sneersworth. Paulie can be trusted.)[[/note]] Pretty much his final job is to serve as your advisor, guiding you through an interface tutorial. Afterwards, he's relegated to an icon at the top of the screen, and you can click on him if you forget what certain screens do.


* CrystalBall: An upgradable tool, it allows you to look into the future to see what conditions are expected in the near future with regards to both curses and potion ingredient costs.



* VillainTeamUp: In one level, the Not-So-Handsome Princes and the Magic Dragons form an alliance, for no clear reason (other than to annoy the Godmother).
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* VillainTeamUp: In one level, the Not-So-Handsome Princes and the Magic Dragons form an alliance, for no clear reason (other than to annoy the Godmother).
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* TakeThatUs: When describing her retirement plans, the Fairy Godmother asks if you're familiar with downloading games onto a computer. Your avatar replies that it sounds like a waste of time.

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* TakeThatUs: TakeThatAudience: When describing her retirement plans, the Fairy Godmother asks if you're familiar with downloading games onto a computer. Your avatar replies that it sounds like a waste of time.


* MoneyMultiplier: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip, increasing the amount of profit you make in a round.

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* MoneyMultiplier: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip, increasing the amount of profit you make in a round. However, if you don't click on them before the round ends, they're LostForever.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: They're victims of a curse which caused them to donate all their clothes to charity, and now walk around with [[CensorBox Censor Bars] over their privates. They require a Liquid Clothing potion.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: They're victims of a curse which caused them to donate all their clothes to charity, and now walk around with [[CensorBox Censor Bars] Bars]] over their privates. They require a Liquid Clothing potion.


* NakedPeopleAreFunny: They're victims of a curse which caused them to donate all their clothes to charity, and now walk around with {{Censor Bar}}s over their privates. They require a Liquid Clothing potion.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: They're victims of a curse which caused them to donate all their clothes to charity, and now walk around with {{Censor Bar}}s [[CensorBox Censor Bars] over their privates. They require a Liquid Clothing potion.


** RedheadsAreUncool: The Not-So-Handsome Princes are orange, and the only one of the group ever seen onscreen has hair of a similar color.



* GoodIsDumb: The King of Onceuponia, as described in the opening narration, is a kind-hearted but stupid guy. The Fairy Godmother's rise to success came about because she helped the people after he declared war on the Dutch. Why did he do this? Because the country's trees were stricken by Dutch elm disease.

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* GoodIsDumb: The King of Onceuponia, as described in the opening narration, is a kind-hearted but stupid guy. The Fairy Godmother's rise to success came about because she helped the people after he declared war on the Dutch. Why did he do this? Because the country's trees in Onceuponia were [[IncrediblyLamePun stricken by Dutch elm disease.disease]].



* TheMole: Like the loan shark, he's literally a mole; he wears a trenchcoat and can be hired to spy on your rivals and find out what they know and how much they're charging.
* MoneyForNothing: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip.

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* TheMole: Like Similar to the loan shark, he's literally a mole; he wears a trenchcoat and can be hired to spy on your rivals and find out what they know and how much they're charging.
* MoneyForNothing: MoneyMultiplier: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip.tip, increasing the amount of profit you make in a round.


* MoneyForNothing: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip. You must click on them before the round ends or they're LostForever.
* {{Mook}}s: They're called goons, and both you and your rivals can hire them to lure customers. Which ones are available to hire vary from one area to the next, but they include an EnthrallingSiren, PrinceCharming, and a MagicCarpet.

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* MoneyForNothing: Particularly happy customers may throw small sacks of magic beans onto your screen like a tip. You must click on them before the round ends or they're LostForever.
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* {{Mook}}s: {{Mooks}}: They're called goons, and both you and your rivals can hire them to lure customers. Which ones are available to hire vary from one area to the next, but they include an EnthrallingSiren, PrinceCharming, and a MagicCarpet.


* GirlInTheTower: Rapunzel is this, much like in her fairy tale, but here she's being forced to make wigs. You have the option to rescue her.



** When you beat the game, the ending story proclaims that you and everyone (except Sneersworth) get to do this. Yes, even your other rivals.

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** When you beat the game, the ending story proclaims that you and everyone (except Sneersworth) get to do enjoy this. Yes, even your other rivals.



* JudgmentOfSolomon: Invoked in one possible arc of the Little Bo Peep incident. If you approach Mary (as in "Had a Little Lamb") instead of the Pied Piper, you're asked to judge who gets the lamb she's found. You can TakeAThirdOption and insist on splitting it between them, with the expectation that one of them will yield, but instead they come to an amicable agreement on who will get which parts of the resultant lamb roast.



** There's no rhyme or reason to when an ingredient will be pricey or cheap or when a curse forecast will be high or low. This can screw you over if you spend a lot of money to make a pricey potion and people stop buying or if there's high demand for a potion and you can't afford what's needed to make it. Slightly mitigated in later levels, however, by the highest upgrade to the crystal ball; it allows you to see what the next day is going to be like.

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** There's no rhyme or reason to when an ingredient will be pricey or cheap or when a curse forecast will be high or low. This can screw you over if you spend a lot of money to make a pricey potion and people stop buying or if there's high demand for a potion and you can't afford what's needed to make it. Slightly This is slightly mitigated in later levels, however, levels by the highest upgrade to the crystal ball; it allows you to see what the next day is going to be like.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Once you put him out of business in Castle City, thus winning the game, Sneersworth eventually annoys a witch and gets turned into a frog. He then spends the rest of his days [[Literature/TheFrogPrince trying to convince princesses to kiss him]], but instead he catches the attention of a French chef...]]

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Once Once you put him out of business in Castle City, thus winning the game, Sneersworth eventually [[spoiler:eventually annoys a witch and gets turned into a frog. He then spends the rest of his days [[Literature/TheFrogPrince trying to convince princesses to kiss him]], but instead he catches the attention of a French chef...]]]]
* RobberBaron: One of the "Local Characters" you may be able to hire for freelance gigs. They break into your rivals' shops and steal money for you... unless they get caught in the process.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Lampshaded in the Upgrade menu. The first upgrade you can buy for your warehouse looks exactly like a mushroom house from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', and the FlavorText explains that it used to be inhabited by a race of small blue beings, which went extinct from a lack of females.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Lampshaded in the Upgrade menu. The first upgrade you can buy for your warehouse looks exactly like a mushroom house from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', and the FlavorText explains that it it's from a village which used to be inhabited by a race of small blue beings, which beings. They went extinct from due to a lack of females.females.
* SpeakingSimlish: Most dialogue appears onscreen. However, if you or one of your rivals employ the PrinceCharming goon, he can be heard doing this.


* SymbolSwearing: The "No More @$#!ing Swearing" curse forces peasants to do this; they walk around with red symbol-filled {{speech bubble}}s over their heads until they acquire the antidote potion.

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* SymbolSwearing: The "No More @$#!ing Swearing" One curse forces peasants to do this; they walk around with red symbol-filled {{speech bubble}}s over their heads until they acquire the antidote potion.antidote, aptly titled "No More @$#!ing Swearing."


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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: You and each of your rivals are assigned a color. Looking at the area map shows patches of color representing the area of influence each shop and its goons have, and this is also the color representing each faction on graphs and popularity charts.
** BlueIsHeroic: Your color is blue.
** BullSeeingRed: The Mad Cows are red. Overlaps with RedIsViolent, as this is the only rival who openly threatens to harm you.
** GreenAndMean: Sneersworth, in Castle City, is green.
** PurpleIsPowerful: The Magic Dragons are purple.
** VisualPun: The Bearzinis are gold - as in Goldilocks.



* ExpositionFairy: Paulie, one of the Godmother's longtime employees, is a goblin nearing his retirement. Pretty much his final job is to serve as your advisor, guiding you through an interface tutorial. Afterwards, he's relegated to an icon at the top of the screen, and you can click on him if you forget what certain screens do.

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* ExpositionFairy: Paulie, one of the Godmother's longtime employees, is a goblin nearing his retirement. [[note]](This is ''not'' Sneersworth. Paulie can be trusted.)[[/note]] Pretty much his final job is to serve as your advisor, guiding you through an interface tutorial. Afterwards, he's relegated to an icon at the top of the screen, and you can click on him if you forget what certain screens do.



* FantasyWorldMap: How you move around Onceuponia. Each section is entirely different from its neighbors and you can only move to the next one after you've established yourself in the current one. The "Happily Ever After" game mode allows you to go back and play with your favorites.

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* FantasyWorldMap: How you move around Onceuponia. Each section is entirely different from its neighbors and you can only move to the next one after you've established yourself in the current one. The "Happily Ever After" game mode allows you to go back and play with your favorites.



* FictionalCurrency: All the money in this game takes the form of magic beans.

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* FeelingTheirAge: What the Fairy Godmother has actually been doing for some time. Once you've conquered the final level, Castle City, she declares that you are her successor and she's retiring. She plans to travel to [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland]] and [[Literature/TheWizardOfOz Oz]].
* FictionalCurrency: All the money in this game takes the form of magic beans.beans, which are represented symbolically by what looks like a number 3 with a line drawn down the center.



* HappilyEverAfter:
** When you beat the game, the ending story proclaims that you and everyone (except Sneersworth) get to do this. Yes, even your other rivals.
** This is the name of the secondary game mode which lets you replay your favorite villages once you've won them.



* LoadingScreen: Just one, when you first start the game; it features a status bar which takes the form of Pinocchio's nose.

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* LoadingScreen: Just one, when you first start the game; it features a status bar which takes the form of Pinocchio's Literature/{{Pinocchio}}'s nose.



* ObviouslyEvil: The Godmother's second in command, Sneersworth, who doesn't show up until you reach the Sure Would Forest. Heavily lampshaded by the Godmother herself, but this somehow does not stop her from trusting him until after his third sabotage incident.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The Godmother's second in command, Sneersworth, who doesn't show up until you reach the [[PunnyName Sure Would Forest. Forest]]. Heavily lampshaded by the Godmother herself, but this somehow does not stop her from trusting him until after his third sabotage incident.incident... at which point she wonders why she hired someone with such an obviously evil name instead of going with her second choice, a young woman called {{Nicegirl}}.



** There's no rhyme or reason to when an ingredient will be pricey or cheap or when a curse forecast will be high or low. This can screw you over if you spend a lot of money to make a pricey potion and people stop buying or if there's high demand for a potion and you can't afford what's needed to make it.
** Similarly, there's no way to know if the freelance "Local Characters" you hire to make potions or cripple your competition will succeed or fail in their efforts. One of them is even prone to stealing your money and running away to Tahiti!

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** There's no rhyme or reason to when an ingredient will be pricey or cheap or when a curse forecast will be high or low. This can screw you over if you spend a lot of money to make a pricey potion and people stop buying or if there's high demand for a potion and you can't afford what's needed to make it.
it. Slightly mitigated in later levels, however, by the highest upgrade to the crystal ball; it allows you to see what the next day is going to be like.
** Similarly, there's no way to know if the freelance "Local Characters" you hire to make potions or cripple your competition will succeed or fail in their efforts. One of them is even prone to stealing your money and running away to Tahiti!Tahiti! (Local Characters who do things to affect the peasants, however, will always succeed.)
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Once you put him out of business in Castle City, thus winning the game, Sneersworth eventually annoys a witch and gets turned into a frog. He then spends the rest of his days [[Literature/TheFrogPrince trying to convince princesses to kiss him]], but instead he catches the attention of a French chef...]]



* StockSchtick: One of the daily "tips" you can receive is a play on the old fortune cookie gag - "Help, I'm trapped in a tip-writing factory!"
* TheStoner: The Magic Dragons, in Shoe Haven, give off this vibe.

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* TheStarscream: Sneersworth, after sabotaging you and the Godmother for the third time, shows up to announce that he has opened his own rival potion shop in Castle City, the richest town in Onceuponia, and also that the Fairy Godmother's flagship store in that area was mysteriously robbed and destroyed.
* StockSchtick: One of the daily "tips" you can receive is a play on the old fortune cookie gag - "Help, I'm trapped in a helpful tip-writing factory!"
* TheStoner: The Magic Dragons, first encountered in Shoe Haven, give off this vibe.vibe.
* SymbolSwearing: The "No More @$#!ing Swearing" curse forces peasants to do this; they walk around with red symbol-filled {{speech bubble}}s over their heads until they acquire the antidote potion.
* TakeThatUs: When describing her retirement plans, the Fairy Godmother asks if you're familiar with downloading games onto a computer. Your avatar replies that it sounds like a waste of time.



** You can also be very mean and calculating in how you handle the various fairy tale events, including outright choosing not to help people at all.

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** You can also be very mean and calculating in how you handle the various fairy tale events, including outright choosing not to help people at all. (However, helping them usually nets a reward of some kind, so you're not ''encouraged'' to take the nasty paths.)
* VillainTeamUp: In one level, the Not-So-Handsome Princes and the Magic Dragons form an alliance, for no clear reason (other than to annoy the Godmother).


* FracturedFairyTale: Oh, so much. They're even ''called'' "Forked Fables" in the help file.

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* FracturedFairyTale: Oh, so much. They're even ''called'' "Forked Fables" in the help file.



** ''Many'' of the stories you can get involved in during the levels as well. Jack and Jill are scam artists, Rapunzel is being used to sell wigs, and Red Riding Hood's grandma is a werewolf!

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** ''Many'' of the stories you can get involved in during the levels as well.well - they're even ''called'' "Forked Fables" in the help file. Jack and Jill are scam artists, Rapunzel is being used to sell wigs, and Red Riding Hood's grandma is a werewolf!


* BrutishBulls: One of your rivals is a mob of bulls in leisure suits known as the Mad Cows.



* FastForwardMechanic: You can select the speed at which the business day will progress onscreen.



* FastForwardMechanic: You can select the speed at which the business day will progress onscreen.



* FracturedFairyTale: Oh, so much.

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* FracturedFairyTale: Oh, so much. They're even ''called'' "Forked Fables" in the help file.



** Another competitor is run by the Not-So-Handsome Princes.

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** Another competitor is run by rival group calls themselves the Not-So-Handsome Princes.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Even if you hook the head of the Not So Charming Princes up with one of Cinderella's stepsisters and he says he's closing his shop, the Princes' shop will remain open. One assumes he was not the only prince working there, but still...

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Even if you hook the head of the Not So Charming Not-So-Handsome Princes up with one of Cinderella's stepsisters and he says he's closing his shop, the Princes' shop will remain open. One assumes he was not the only prince working there, but still...



* IncrediblyLamePun: They often appear in various places throughout the game, including character dialogue.



* LoadingScreen: Just one, when you first start the game; it features a status bar which takes the form of Pinocchio's nose.



* ObviouslyEvil: The Godmother's second in command, Sneersworth. Heavily lampshaded by the Godmother herself, but this somehow does not stop her from trusting him until after his third sabotage incident.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The Godmother's second in command, Sneersworth.Sneersworth, who doesn't show up until you reach the Sure Would Forest. Heavily lampshaded by the Godmother herself, but this somehow does not stop her from trusting him until after his third sabotage incident.


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* ParentalBonus: Ostensibly this game is aimed at a younger demographic, but a lot of the humor falls into this. For instance, Goldilocks and the Mad Cows get into an argument about the stock market.[[note]]A "bull" market is when stocks are going up; a "bear" market is when they're going down.[[/note]]


* ExpositionFairy: Paulie, one of the Godmother's longtime employees, is a goblin nearing his retirement. Pretty much his final job is to serve as your advisor, guiding you through an interface tutorial. Afterwards, he's relegated to an icon at the top of the screen, and you can click on him if you forget what certain screens do.



* LoanShark: A literal one.

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* LoanShark: A literal one.one - a shark in a business suit who will lend you money to fund your enterprise.


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* TheMole: Like the loan shark, he's literally a mole; he wears a trenchcoat and can be hired to spy on your rivals and find out what they know and how much they're charging.


* GrayAndGrayMorality: You're more than capable of being just as underhanded as your competitors, if not more so in some cases. While ostensibly the "good" faction, you can hire crooks to rob the opposition, hijackers to steal their ingredients, someone to sabotage their labs, and goons to scare away or even outright steal their customers. Worst of all, the way to win many levels is to drive the competition's store out of business, and doing it enough closes the company for good.

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* GrayAndGrayMorality: GreyAndGrayMorality: You're more than capable of being just as underhanded as your competitors, if not more so in some cases. While ostensibly the "good" faction, you can hire crooks to rob the opposition, hijackers to steal their ingredients, someone to sabotage their labs, and goons to scare away or even outright steal their customers. Worst of all, the way to win many levels is to drive the competition's store out of business, and doing it enough closes the company for good.

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