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** It's subtle, but it's there. The fairies are nothing short of patronizing to the elves (particularly the royals and more specifically Nanny Plum, who can be vocally disdainful of the non-magical using elves). On the other side, most elves (but particularly the Wise Old Elf and sometimes Mr. Elf) seem to scoff at the fairies' lack of manual abilities. This sometimes causes friction between both races and their most... vocal leaders, like Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf, who frequently scuffle.

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** It's subtle, but it's there. The fairies are nothing short of patronizing to the elves (particularly the royals and more specifically Nanny Plum, who can be vocally disdainful of the non-magical using elves). On the other side, most elves (but particularly the Wise Old Elf and sometimes Mr. Elf) seem to scoff at the fairies' lack of manual abilities. This sometimes causes friction between both races and their most... vocal leaders, like Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf, who frequently scuffle.

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* FriendlyPirate: Red Beard the Elf chose to be a pirate as a career but otherwise is very kind. He's also the son of the Wise Old Elf who humorously is ashamed of his son for becoming a pirate.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Since everyone in the Little Kingdom is small, the humans (or what the Little Kingdom refers them to: “Big People”) are giants compared to them. In the episode “Big Ben and Holly”, both Ben and Holly accidentally grow to human size and are giants compared to the Little Kingdom.


* ContrivedCoincidence: Several of them, usually as a DeusExMachina. For example by halfway through the Christmas TwoPartEpisode, King Thistle is stuck in a cracker, the little castle is wrapped up as a Christmas present and the Great Elf Tree is being sold as a Christmas tree. Fortunately it works out that that cracker, that present and that tree all just happen to go to Emily, the one human girl who already knows about elves and fairies - whose house also happens to be the very last one on Santa's rounds, so he falls asleep in her living room.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Several of them, usually as a DeusExMachina. For example by halfway through the Christmas TwoPartEpisode, King Thistle is stuck in a cracker, the little castle is wrapped up as a Christmas present and the Great Elf Tree is being sold as a Christmas tree. Fortunately it works out that that cracker, that present and that tree all just happen to go to Emily, Lucy, the one human girl who already knows about elves and fairies - whose house also happens to be the very last one on Santa's rounds, so he falls asleep in her living room.


** Holly often likes to say “Hooray”.

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** Holly Like with WesternAnimation/PeppaPig, characters often likes like to say “Hooray”.


* AerithAndBob / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Granny Thistle gives the twins wands which belonged to their great grandparents: Vlad the Powerful and Sharon the Totally Insane.



* FantasticRacism: It's subtle, but it's there. The fairies are nothing short of patronizing to the elves (particularly the royals and more specifically Nanny Plum, who can be vocally disdainful of the non-magical using elves). On the other side, most elves (but particularly the Wise Old Elf and sometimes Mr. Elf) seem to scoff at the fairies' lack of manual abilities. This sometimes causes friction between both races and their most... vocal leaders, like Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf, who frequently scuffle.
** In one episode, Mrs. Elf learns that Mr. Elf has been "sentenced". She immediately [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids starts calling for revolution and shouting slogans like "Down with the King!"]], before learning that he's been "sentenced"... to take a vacation.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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It's subtle, but it's there. The fairies are nothing short of patronizing to the elves (particularly the royals and more specifically Nanny Plum, who can be vocally disdainful of the non-magical using elves). On the other side, most elves (but particularly the Wise Old Elf and sometimes Mr. Elf) seem to scoff at the fairies' lack of manual abilities. This sometimes causes friction between both races and their most... vocal leaders, like Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf, who frequently scuffle.
** In one episode, Mrs. Elf learns that Mr. Elf has been "sentenced". She immediately [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids starts calling for revolution and shouting slogans like "Down with the King!"]], before learning that he's been "sentenced"... to take a vacation.


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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Granny Thistle gives the twins wands which belonged to their great grandparents: Vlad the Powerful and Sharon the Totally Insane.

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* LongTitle: "Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf Swap Jobs For One Whole Day".

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** Holly often likes to say “Hooray”.


* WitchWithACapitalB: In "Mrs Witch", Nanny Plum calls her a "grumpy old witch". Nanny is turned to stone at the time and talking without moving her lips.

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* WitchWithACapitalB: In "Mrs Witch", Nanny Plum calls her a "grumpy old witch". Nanny is turned to stone at the time and talking without moving her lips.lips.
* WhamLine: In "No Magic Day," the Elf Engine has broken down for some reason. Ben offers to fix it, but the Wise Old Elf says it cannot be fixed because it's out of fuel. He refuses to tell the others what fuel it uses, because "it's a secret!"
->'''Queen Thistle:''' ''[[FullNameUltimatum Wise. Old. Elf.]]'' What fuel does the engine use!?
->'''Wise Old Elf:''' Oh... It's... M... Muh...
->'''Ben:''' Mud?
->'''Wise Old Elf:''' No, it's... Mmmmmuh… Mmmmmmuh...
->'''Elf:''' Mustard?
->'''Holly:''' Marsh''mallow?''
->'''Wise Old Elf:''' Muh-muh…
->'''Nanny Plum:''' [[CloudCuckoolander Melted cheese!]]
->'''Wise Old Elf:''' Muh-muhmuhuhmuhmuh MMMMMMMMM[[spoiler:AGIC]]!


* TakeOurWordForIt: There's a monster in the dungeons of the Little Castle. When Redbeard the Pirate sees it, he [[BreakingTheFourtWall looks straight at the viewer]] and says that in all his years of piracy he has never, never, never seen something so horrifying. Then the Queen unceremoniously closes the door after him.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: There's a monster in the dungeons of the Little Castle. When Redbeard the Pirate sees it, he [[BreakingTheFourtWall [[BreakingTheFourthWall looks straight at the viewer]] and says that in all his years of piracy he has never, never, never seen something so horrifying. Then the Queen unceremoniously closes the door after him.

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** Nanny Plum's "Whaaat-eever" when someone warns her of something she shouldn't do.


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* TakeOurWordForIt: There's a monster in the dungeons of the Little Castle. When Redbeard the Pirate sees it, he [[BreakingTheFourtWall looks straight at the viewer]] and says that in all his years of piracy he has never, never, never seen something so horrifying. Then the Queen unceremoniously closes the door after him.


** Also "Magic always leads to problems!" Unintentionally amusing to fans of OnceUponATime which has the similar catchphrase "All magic comes with a price".

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** Also "Magic always leads to problems!" trouble!" Unintentionally amusing to fans of OnceUponATime which has the similar catchphrase "All magic comes with a price".

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** In one episode, Mrs. Elf learns that Mr. Elf has been "sentenced". She immediately [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids starts calling for revolution and shouting slogans like "Down with the King!"]], before learning that he's been "sentenced"... to take a vacation.

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