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[[caption-width-right:350:There is beauty and light, even in the darkest of worlds.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:There is beauty light and light, beauty, even in the darkest of worlds.]]

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* HearingVoices: Sandra keeps hearing little voices (depicted as little black rabbits crawling over her) telling her to hurt her friends, like push Little Fox off a cliff or not to save Dinky from drowning. Sandra does her best not to listen.


* ArtStyleDissonance: With its pastel colors and cast of cute animals, the art-style is something you'd easily find in any children's book. The actual content, however, is really quite gruesome, and even gory in some instances.



* CapeWings: Birdboy is always dressed in a suit and it's shown that the coat doubles as his wings.



* InterspeciesRomance: Dinky (a mouse) and Birdboy (guess) are in love with each other.



** The demons on Sandra's shoulders personify her mental illness. The students avoiding her is less because she's "possessed" and more just how society treats the mentally ill; with suspiscion and fear.

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** The demons on Sandra's shoulders personify her mental illness. The students avoiding her is less because she's "possessed" and more just how society treats the mentally ill; with suspiscion and fear.fear.
* SugarApocalypse: The island the characters (largely cute anthropomorphized animals) live in used to be a SugarBowl, but then a nuclear disaster happened and the place turned into a hellhole in the aftermath.


** The spider demon haunting Zachariah's mother represents her addiction. It controls her and causes her to become angrier and spiteful towards him in the hopes of getting her fix which only makes the demon stronger. Killing the demon "frees" her and it's ultimately the withdrawal that kills her rather than the death of the demon.

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** The spider demon haunting possessing Zachariah's mother represents her addiction. It controls her and causes her to become angrier angry and spiteful towards him in the hopes of getting her fix fix, which only makes the demon stronger. Killing the demon "frees" her her, and it's ultimately the withdrawal that kills her rather than the death of the demon.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The police only seem to care about bragging and killing birds.


** The demons on Sandra's shoulders personify her mental illness.

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** The demons on Sandra's shoulders personify her mental illness. The students avoiding her is less because she's "possessed" and more just how society treats the mentally ill; with suspiscion and fear.


* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: While travelling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and the Forgotten Children's leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because the trio didn't know who they are.]]'']]
* DontTellMama: The hobo mouse Dinky's group meets asks them not to tell anybody they saw him there. [[spoiler:He is Little Mouse's brother, who was believed to be living a successful live in the city.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: While travelling traveling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and the Forgotten Children's leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because the trio didn't know who they are.]]'']]
* DontTellMama: The hobo mouse Dinky's group meets asks them not to tell anybody they saw him there. [[spoiler:He is Little Mouse's brother, who was believed to be living a successful live life in the city.]]



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The demons inside Birdboy allow him to become a giant, ferocious bird.]]

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The demons inside Birdboy allow him to become a giant, ferocious bird.]]]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: The supernatural elements can easily be seen as more allegorical rather than real.
** The spider demon haunting Zachariah's mother represents her addiction. It controls her and causes her to become angrier and spiteful towards him in the hopes of getting her fix which only makes the demon stronger. Killing the demon "frees" her and it's ultimately the withdrawal that kills her rather than the death of the demon.
** The demons on Sandra's shoulders personify her mental illness.


* CooldownHug: [[spoiler: After the Forgotten Children are slaughtered, Dinky hugs Birdboy to calm him down while still in his demon form.]]

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* CooldownHug: [[spoiler: After the Forgotten Children are slaughtered, Dinky hugs Birdboy to calm him down while still in he's stuck halfway between his demon form and normal form.]]


* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The demons inside Birdboy allow him to become a giant ferocerous bird.]]

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The demons inside Birdboy allow him to become a giant ferocerous giant, ferocious bird.]]


* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: While travelling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and their leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because they didn't know who the Forgotten Children are.]]'']]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: While travelling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and their the Forgotten Children's leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because they the trio didn't know who the Forgotten Children they are.]]'']]


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The police almost undo the effort both Birdman, and later his son Birdboy, do in planting tree seeds to revive the island by killing them both.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The police almost undo the effort both Birdman, and later his son Birdboy, do in put into planting tree seeds to revive the island by killing them both.]]


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The policemen undo the effort both Birdman, and later his son Birdboy, do in planting tree seeds to revive the island by cutting them down.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The policemen police almost undo the effort both Birdman, and later his son Birdboy, do in planting tree seeds to revive the island by cutting killing them down.both.]]


* BittersweetEnding: Of the ''very'' bittersweet variety. [[spoiler: Dinky, Sandra and Little Fox are nearly executed by the Forgotten Children, but are saved by Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave the island during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by the police [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Of the ''very'' bittersweet variety. [[spoiler: Dinky, Sandra and Little Fox are nearly executed by the Forgotten Children, but are saved by Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave the island during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by the police [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]]]


* BittersweetEnding: Of the ''very'' bittersweet variety. [[spoiler: Dinky, Sandra and Little Fox are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], but are saved by Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave the island during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by the police [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Of the ''very'' bittersweet variety. [[spoiler: Dinky, Sandra and Little Fox are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], Children, but are saved by Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave the island during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by the police [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: While travelling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and their leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because they didn't know who the Forgotten Children are.]]''
* DontTellMama: The hobo mouse tells Dinky's group not to tell anybody they saw him there. [[spoiler:He is Little Mouse's brother, who was believed to be living a successful live in the city.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Birdboy decides to help Dinky and her friends after learning [[spoiler: they're about to be executed by and transforms into a fiery beast.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: While travelling through the Forgotten Children's territory, Dinky's group is captured by them because they think they want to steal their copper and begin howling for their deaths. Dinky tries to explain they just want to leave the island, and their leader orders them to be executed anyway. ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor Because they didn't know who the Forgotten Children are.]]''
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* DontTellMama: The hobo mouse tells Dinky's group meets asks them not to tell anybody they saw him there. [[spoiler:He is Little Mouse's brother, who was believed to be living a successful live in the city.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Birdboy decides to help Dinky and her friends after learning [[spoiler: they're about to be executed by the Forgotten Children and transforms into a fiery beast.]]


Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Spanish: Psiconautas, los niños olvidados; festival title: Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children) is a 2015 Spanish animated coming-of-age film written and directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, based on the comic Psiconautas by Vázquez. It is the follow-up to the pair's short film Birdboy, following the titular character, a shy outcast in a post-apocalyptic society, and Dinky, a teenage mouse runaway fleeing her desolate island home.

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Spanish: Psiconautas, los niños olvidados; festival title: Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children) is a 2015 Spanish animated coming-of-age film written and directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, based on the comic Psiconautas by Vázquez. It is the follow-up to the pair's short film Birdboy, following the titular character, a shy outcast in a post-apocalyptic society, and Dinky, a teenage mouse runaway fleeing who wishes to leave her desolate island home.

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