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A young girl by the name of Sintel (voiced by Creator/HalinaReijn) befriends an injured baby dragon, who she calls Scales, only to have it snatched away one day by an another adult dragon. She goes on a quest to reclaim her friend and endures many hardships along the way.

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A young girl by the name of Sintel (voiced by Creator/HalinaReijn) befriends an injured baby dragon, who she calls Scales, only to have it snatched away one day by an another adult dragon. She goes on a quest to reclaim her friend and endures many hardships along the way.


* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:The events in the short take place several years after Sintel's flashback, meaning she is really an aged woman and Scales is no longer an infant. Her failure to notice the years that passed leads to the short's cruel twist ending.]]

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* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:The events in the short take place several years after Sintel's flashback, meaning she is really an aged woman and Scales is no longer an infant. Her failure to notice the years that passed leads to the short's cruel twist ending.KarmicTwistEnding.]]


* MeaningfulName: "Sintel" is the Dutch word for "cinder" or "ember". Ton Roosendaal defined it as meaning "a piece of glowing coal or metal. It glows brightly, burns, and then becomes ashes..." [[spoiler:Sintel grows old over the course of the film, though she's apparently ignorant of her own ageing and doesn't realise it until she accidentally kills Scales and is revealed to be a older woman, fading away with nothing left to live for]]

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* MeaningfulName: "Sintel" is the Dutch word for "cinder" or "ember". Ton Roosendaal defined it as meaning "a piece of glowing coal or metal. It glows brightly, burns, and then becomes ashes..." [[spoiler:Sintel grows old over the course of the film, though she's apparently ignorant of her own ageing aging and doesn't realise realize it until she accidentally kills Scales and is revealed to be a older woman, fading away with nothing left to live for]]


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A young girl by the name of Sintel befriends an injured baby dragon, who she calls Scales, only to have it snatched away one day by an another adult dragon. She goes on a quest to reclaim her friend and endures many hardships along the way.

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''Sintel'' is a Dutch animated short directed by Colin Levy. It was released in 2010.

A young girl by the name of Sintel (voiced by Creator/HalinaReijn) befriends an injured baby dragon, who she calls Scales, only to have it snatched away one day by an another adult dragon. She goes on a quest to reclaim her friend and endures many hardships along the way.






* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:A very subtle one.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: Sintel [[spoiler: doesn't realize how much time has passed until she sees her reflection in Scales' spilt blood]].


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* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:A very subtle one.[[spoiler:The events in the short take place several years after Sintel's flashback, meaning she is really an aged woman and Scales is no longer an infant. Her failure to notice the years that passed leads to the short's cruel twist ending.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: Sintel [[spoiler: doesn't [[spoiler:doesn't realize how much time has passed until she sees her reflection in Scales' spilt blood]].



* OhCrap: [[spoiler: When Sintel realizes that she just killed Scales]].



* RuleOfCute: Baby dragons.

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* %%* RuleOfCute: Baby dragons.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Sintel goes all that way to not only fail in her quest, but accidentally kills Scales herself.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Sintel [[spoiler:Sintel goes all that way to not only fail in her quest, but accidentally kills Scales herself.]]



* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler: After the cave collapses, Scales' child follows Sintel as she leaves, just before the credits.]]

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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After the cave collapses, Scales' child follows Sintel as she leaves, just before the credits.]]


* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler: Scales is revealed to be this at the end, and very possibly the adult dragon towards the start, as well.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Sintel at the end.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:The ending.]]
* FormFittingWardrobe: Sintel.

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* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:The dragon Sintel fights during the climax is actually an adult Scales is revealed trying to be this at the end, and very possibly defend his infant. It's heavily implied that the adult dragon towards the start, as well.that kidnapped him early on was actually one of his progenitors, who retrieved him to raise him into adulthood.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Sintel at [[spoiler:Sintel is horrified once she deduces that the end.dragon she just mortally wounded was an adult Scales. This is capped off by her seeing her reflection in a puddle as an old woman, finally realizing how long she has been on her quest.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:The ending.]]
*
%%* FormFittingWardrobe: Sintel.


* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: Sintel herself.]]


* ActionGirl: Sintel fights off a man trying to kill her in the opening scene, and [[spoiler: fights an adult Scales at the climax.]]
* AndroclesLion: Subverted. This is how Sintel meets Scales. [[spoiler: It's also why the adult Scales hesitates just long enough for Sintel to deliver the death-blow]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: At best. Although Scales dies, we see the baby dragon following after Sintel at the end.]]

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* ActionGirl: Sintel fights off a man trying to kill her in the opening scene, and [[spoiler: fights [[spoiler:kills an adult Scales at the climax.]]
* AndroclesLion: Subverted. This is how Sintel meets Scales. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's also why the adult Scales hesitates just long enough for Sintel to deliver the death-blow]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: At best. Although Scales dies, we see the baby dragon following after Sintel at the end.]]
death-blow]]



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Sintel
* {{Determinator}}: Sintel, definitely. [[spoiler:Deconstructed at the end.]]
* DownerEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler:Sintel an older woman, Scales slain by Sintel's own hands (albeit by accident), and Scales' baby with no family except [[BittersweetEnding maybe Sintel]].]]

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* %%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Sintel
* {{Determinator}}: Sintel, definitely. Sintel's one objective is reuniting with Scales, and no foe will cause her to back down from it. [[spoiler:Deconstructed at the end.end, as she kills her friend when she fails to realize that she has been looking for him for so long that he is no longer an infant.]]
* DownerEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler:Sintel an older old woman, Scales accidentally slain by Sintel's own hands (albeit by accident), hands, and Scales' baby with no family except [[BittersweetEnding maybe Sintel]].Sintel.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: See EvilWeapon above.]]


* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dragon. For a while, anyway.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dragon. For a while, anyway. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%


** Some viewers are upset not because the ending is tragic, but because the tragedy has an perceived negative Aesop: [[spoiler: don't try to protect your loved ones - you'll waste your life, fail spectacularly, and end up killing the ones you love.]]


* DownerEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Sintel an old and frail woman, Scales slain by Sintel's own hands (albeit by accident), and Scales' baby with no family left.]]

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* DownerEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Sintel [[spoiler:Sintel an old and frail older woman, Scales slain by Sintel's own hands (albeit by accident), and Scales' baby with no family left.except [[BittersweetEnding maybe Sintel]].]]



* MeaningfulName: "Sintel" is the Dutch word for "cinder" or "ember". Ton Roosendaal defined it as meaning "a piece of glowing coal or metal. It glows brightly, burns, and then becomes ashes..." [[spoiler:Sintel grows old over the course of the film, though she's apparently ignorant of her own ageing and doesn't realise it until she accidentally kills Scales and is revealed to be a frail old woman, fading away with nothing left to live for]]

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* MeaningfulName: "Sintel" is the Dutch word for "cinder" or "ember". Ton Roosendaal defined it as meaning "a piece of glowing coal or metal. It glows brightly, burns, and then becomes ashes..." [[spoiler:Sintel grows old over the course of the film, though she's apparently ignorant of her own ageing and doesn't realise it until she accidentally kills Scales and is revealed to be a frail old older woman, fading away with nothing left to live for]]


* CoveredWithScars: Near the ending of the movie, [[spoiler: Sintel stares into the reflection of Scale's blood puddle and sees that she's aged significantly. She has also suffered from many wounds and injuries throughout the years in her journey with a cuts, and wounds all over her upper part of her body. A small bloody cut on her lip and forehead are also shown.]]

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* CoveredWithScars: Near the ending of the movie, [[spoiler: Sintel [[spoiler:Sintel stares into the reflection of Scale's blood puddle and sees that she's aged significantly. She has also suffered from many wounds and injuries throughout the years in on her journey with a cuts, cuts and wounds all over her the upper part of her body. A small bloody cut on her lip and forehead are also shown.body.]]


* RedHeadedHeroine: Sintel.

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