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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛The Living Legends are series of [[HiddenObjectGame hidden object games]] based on fairy tales with much DarkerAndEdgier twists developed by 4 Friends Games. ˛˛* ''[[ Living Legends: Ice Rose]]'' -- the first game in the series based on "Literature/TheSnowQueen". You play as a girl whose lover Edward Grand went missing after uncovering tragedy at the frozen town of Rosemount. Journey throughout the land to stop the Ice Queen from succeeding in her goal and save your beloved. A remastered version has currently been released.˛˛* ''[[ Living Legends: Frozen Beauty]]'' - based on the ''Literature/SnowWhite'' fairy tale. You play as an older sister of a girl named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is chosen to become the queen's successor and both of you set off to live in the palace. However, something in the world is too good to be true and you must save your sister from the queen's nefarious plan.˛˛* ''[[ Living Legends: Wrath of the Beast]]'' - based on [[{{Literature/Goldilocks}} Goldilocks and the Three Bears]]. You play as Goldlocks' son who must save the town of Fortress from the attack of the bears from the forest while uncovering the truth behind your mother's death.˛˛* A fourth game ''[[ Living Legends: Bound by Wishes]]'' is based on {{Literature/Rumpelstiltskin}}. You play as the fiancee of Jack who goes to Wishvale to find her beloved. Once there, she must uncover the secrets of the town and its Mayor, Tom, as roses guard something beyond the walls.˛˛* The fifth game ''[[ Living Legends: Beasts of Bremen]]'' is based on [[Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians The Bremen Town Musicians]] and elements of {{Literature/Rapunzel}}. You play as the sister of aspiring musician attending Bremen's festival. But when a dark fog blankets the town and people are turning into animals, you must uncover what sinister magic is at play.˛˛* The sixth game ''[[ Living Legends: Uninvited Guests]]'' is based on [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast Beauty and the Beast]]. You are the cousin of the prince Leo, and you're invited to a wedding! But your reunion is derailed by the appearance of a mysterious beast in the castle that controls everything in its walls. You must break into the castle to find out what happened to your cousin and the guests.˛˛* The seventh game ''[[ Living Legends: Fallen Sky]]'' is based on [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk]] and [[Literature/PussInBoots Puss In Boots]]. You play as the sister of a botanist on your way to hear about his latest discovery of magic beans. But when you fid him missing and the land attacked by a giant, you must track down a collection of stolen magical items to set things right in the Sky Kingdom and save your brother.˛˛* The eighth game ''[[ Living Legends: The Crystal Tear]]'' is based on {{Literature/Cinderella}}. You play as a friend of the bride-to-be of a prince invited to the Crystal Kingdom. But when midnight strikes, the castle and its inhabitants are engulfed in crystals. With the curse threatening everything, you must uncover the hidden story behind the crystal slipper to save your friend.˛-----˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder: Shared Tropes]] ˛˛* DarkerAndEdgier: The games are more grim than their source materials.˛* DealWithTheDevil: Courtesy of the Alchemist and Mayor Tom, as much as their LawfulEvil status allows.˛** In the first game, it [[spoiler:turned out that the Ice Queen made deal with the Alchemist that if she helps him growing the blue roses and turns the land into eternal winter he'll bring back her parents.]]˛** In the second game, [[spoiler:the Alchemist made a deal with Queen that she'll fetch the Flower of Life from the Gnome Maze for him in exchange for an apple that allows her to be the fairest for all eternity]]. When [[spoiler:the Queen was defeated, he kidnapped Elizabeth and gave the same deal to the protagonist but for her sister's life instead]].˛** In the third game, [[spoiler:the Alchemist made a deal with Amaretta that if she aids him in resurrecting his beloved Morgana, he'll give her a love potion that bends Jarett's heart to her]]. [[spoiler:He lied]].˛* DownerEnding: The series itself is rather fond of this trope.˛** For the original Snow Queen Tale, [[spoiler:Kai and Gerda managed to sealed the Ice Queen and shattered the mirror that is the source of her power but because of their daughter curiosity of wanting to meet the said Queen they're all doomed.]]˛** For the original Snow White Tale, [[spoiler:the queen succeeded in her goal and took Snow White's youth, froze her soul within her body until the protagonist released her.]]˛** For the original Rumpelstiltskin Tale, [[spoiler:Mayor Tom's contract with Augustine was not optional, and he attempted to kill her to take back his magic spindle.]] ˛* SceneryPorn: Like other games of this type, each scene is made of highly detailed bitmaps.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Ice Rose]] ˛* FreudianExcuse: The real reason of that the Ice Queen tries to turn the world into eternal winter [[spoiler:is because she wants to bring back her parents from death.]]˛* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. Being frozen for long period of time killed the victims.˛* NoNameGiven: Averted for the Ice Queen who is given a name ([[spoiler:Angelique de Leroy]]) here. Played straight with the Alchemist. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Frozen Beauty]]˛* ArtifactOfDoom: The cursed comb given by the queen to Elizabeth early in the game is this: comb your hair with it and lose your consciousness immediately. [[spoiler:Like the original tale, removing the comb will break the spell.]]˛** The corset ribbon is this as well: the queen used it to bind Snow White's soul, preventing her from ascending to afterlife.˛* AndIMustScream: Those fall for the queen's deception suffers this fate: being frozen alive and unable to move on to the afterlife should they are full of unfulfilled wish. [[spoiler:Near the end of the main game, Elizabeth suffers this but is saved thanks to the queen's defeat]]. ˛* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: As part of the deal with the Alchemist, the queen must allows him to grant one wish for each of those who forfeited their life. [[spoiler:It's the only way to defeat the queen, by wish for her to be the fairest one of all.]]˛* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The Gnomes were firm believer of this, so they [[spoiler:placed a spell to prevent anyone except the fairest of all from be able to retrieve the Flower of Life from the maze]]. The protagonist even lampshades this in her note.˛* EvilIsPetty: A partly justified example: the Queen stole the Gnomes' oil can [[spoiler:to prevent them from burning down her magic apple tree]].˛* FairestOfThemAll: The Queen's ultimate goal in the game is to become this [[spoiler:by tricking the fairest of all at the time (Snow White, Three Ladies, Your mother, Elizabeth and You) into eating youth-draining magic apple that allow her to do this to you.]]˛* {{Irony}}: The only way to defeat the queen "once and for all" is to [[spoiler:wish for her to be the fairest of all]].˛* KillItWithFire: The only way to destroy the queen's magic apple tree.˛* MacGuffin: [[spoiler:The Flower of Life which the Alchemist requires you to obtain from the maze in exchange for your sister in the bonus game.]]˛* MagicMirror: As in the original tale, the Queen uses the mirror to locate the fairest maiden in the land in her quest to become the fairest of all. [[spoiler:The protagonist successfully destroys it at behest of the spirit of her mother.]]˛* MissingMom: One of the plots in the game is to find out what happened to your mother. [[spoiler:She was the last victim of the queen who promised her with wealth should she accepts the deal and her daughters will live in comfort.]]˛* MysticalWhiteHair: The mysterious woman holding the magic apple in the screen. [[spoiler:It's your mother after being frozen alive.]]˛* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted. In this case the dwarfs in this story are replaced by Gnomes, who resembles normal human anyway. ˛* PimpedOutDress: The queen not only likes fancy dresses, she seems to wait until her victims are dressed to the nines as well. Even Elizabeth gets a pretty fancy dress when she arrives.˛* PrettyInMink: The queen has an ermine-trimmed cape, and you come across other women wearing fur-trimmed ballgowns.˛* RavenHairIvorySkin: Snow White. ˛* RuleOfSeven: [[spoiler:The Queen's ultimate goal of becoming the fairest for all eternity requires her to drain youth from seven fairest maidens in the world.]]˛* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:The queen offers one to Elizabeth to choose between her own life or her sister's that will eat the magic apple. Elizabeth chooses to save you.]]˛* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Snow White, then the three ladies,[[spoiler:your mother]], [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] and [[spoiler:you]]. It's also another plot point since [[spoiler:only the fairest one of all can receive the Flower of Life from the Gnome Maze.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Wrath of the Beast]] ˛* AdaptationalHeroism: In the original tale Goldilocks is a girl who snuck into the Bears' house for curiosity. Here, she is the heroine who saved Fortress by snucked into Land of Magical Bears and stole the Fury Crystal to save her hometown from plague.˛* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Goldilocks, [[spoiler:Sheridan and your daughter Jenny]]˛* LastMinuteHookUp: [[spoiler:The protagonist and Sheridan get married at the end of the main game. Their adventure with their daughter Jenny continue in the bonus game]].˛* LastOfTheirKind: [[spoiler:The protagonist and Sheridan are the last of magical bear people after Morgana slaughtered them in her quest for power.]]˛* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Amaretta's love for Jared drove her to kill her best friend Goldilocks in jealousy and she tried to get rid of you, for that Jared only loves you and Goldilocks.]]˛* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:After failed in his last plan to bring back Morgana, the Alchemist committed suicide by falling into lava]].˛* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Alchemist trying to sacrifice Jared caused Amaretta to attack him as that wasn't part of their deal as she want Jared for herself, giving the protagonist enough time to save Jared and to stop the Alchemist from reviving Morgana. ˛* TheReveal: The game finally reveals what the Alchemist uses the three [[{{MacGuffin}} Mac Guffins]] for: [[spoiler:they are used to resurrect his lost love, Morgana]].˛* RuleOfThree: The Alchemist needs three items to revive Morgana from her frozen slumber: The Ice Rose, Magic Apple, and Flower of Life.˛* SpannerInTheWorks: As it turns out, [[spoiler:Goldilock was the reason that the Alchemist's plan to revive Morgana was delayed due to the fact that she stole the Fury Crystal and used up most of its power to save the people, as well as raised and protect the bear prince (the protagonist) from him]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Bound by Wishes]] ˛* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[spoiler:Rumpelstiltskin]]˛* AdaptationalHeroism: The miller from the original tale of Rumpelstiltskin was a liar who boasted that his daughter could spin straw into gold. Here, the miller Hans is portrayed as a loving father to his daughter Augustine and a good husband to his wife Martha.˛* AdaptationalVillainy: The original tale has Rumpelstiltskin showing the Queen some mercy by allowing her to guess his name in exchange for not taking her child. [[spoiler:Mayor Tom's contract of taking Augustine's son in exchange for his spindle however, is not "optional"]].˛* ArtEvolution: The 3D movies are now done smoother than in the previous games. ˛* BigNo: [[spoiler:Tom, once Augustine took over his power as the Wish Master]].˛* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Played with as it is not what you wish for that is the problem but what contract you ''can fulfil'' for that wish. Also, if you somehow cannot fulfill your deal, [[spoiler:then your wish will be revoked upon your death until someone fulfil it for you]].˛* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Once Augustine claimed the power of the Wish Master from Tom, she had the roses throw him out of the tower]].˛* ExactWords: [[spoiler:The Rose Casket's power can defend Augustine from ''anyone'' but not ''anything'' as shown when she was poisoned by Tom's spinning stick]]˛* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mayor Tom's insignia is a capitalized "R" [[spoiler:foreshadowing that his true name is Rumpelstiltskin]]˛* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Due to being the youngest son of the five brothers, Prince Phillipe wanted to be recognized as hero of everyone which Mayor Tom granted his wish of being the hero of Wishvale in exchange for exterminating the Rose Beasts around the town. The bonus game also reveals that [[spoiler:this was the exact reason why Tom wanted to become the Wish Master in the first place]].˛* LaserGuidedKarma˛* ReusedCharacterDesign: Mrs.Violet from the Mayor's notebook is clearly Aloise from [[ImmortalLoveLetterFromThePast Immortal Love: Letter from the Past]]. Several portraits found in this game are also characters from the previous games.˛* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:Jack is the long lost son of Augustine and George, and thus the prince of the fallen kingdom]].˛* ShoutOut: Prince Phillipe is named after Prince Phillip from ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty''.˛* SomethingAboutARose: Wishvale is a town renowned for beautiful yet demonic roses in which the villagers fear them. [[spoiler:They are the manifestation of the Rose Casket's power to protect Augustine from Tom.]]˛* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:By wishing for Tom's magic spindle, Augustine basically took half of Tom's power as the Wish Master]]. Also, [[spoiler:Martha's wish to prolong Augustine's life delayed Tom's plan of reclaiming his spindle for a few decades until he found Jack]].˛* TheChosenOne: Mayor Tom claimed that Jack is the one destined to vanquish the roses of Wishvale.˛* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:The protagonist herself will die the moment that her husband Jack failed to fulfill his end of the deal with Tom or dies himself.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Beasts of Bremen]]˛* AdultFear: Rapunzel's family often have to leave Rapunzel home alone in order to support themselves. During one one of those times, Rapunzel was tried and locked up in the tower because she was considered a threat without their knowledge. When they came home, all they know is that Rapunzel is missing and nobody would tell them what happened to her. ˛* GirlInTheTower: Rapunzel, but it was against her will because [[spoiler: the townsfolk believed she was threat because of her ability to use magic]].˛* {{Revenge}}: Rapunzel uses the fog and the artifacts to get her revenge on the town of Bremen for her imprisonment.˛* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Rapunzel is reunited with the spirits of her family after being calmed by the lullaby played by the musicians.]]˛* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: [[spoiler: Often mistreated for being different thanks to her magic, Rapunzel was forcefully taken away from her loving family and locked up in a tower. She spends the rest of her time in the tower hoping that her family would come rescue her but they didn't and she dies alone. All she wanted after death was revenge against Berman and rebuild her family.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Uninvited Guests]]˛* ActOfTrueLove: Beatrix uses the magic roses to trade half her life to restore Leo.˛* BalefulPolymorph: Leo was accidentally turned into a beast via magic potion [[spoiler:which was meant for Beatrix]].˛* CainAndAbel: Clara and Beatrix, but the latter didn't know this.˛* DominoRevelation: [[spoiler:As each Soul Stone is used with the Mirror, it becomes clearer and clearer who the culprit behind the events really is, thus exposing Clara's malice.]]˛* GreenEyedMonster: Clara˛* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Clara giving the player Beatrix's Soul Stone only served to help them find Beatrix and acquire part of Clara's Soul Stone to expose her.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: Fallen Sky]]˛* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The giant in the original ''Jack and the Beanstalk'' was a cruel giant who loves eating humans, even grinding their bones to make bread. In ''Fallen Sky'', he's actually decent and [[spoiler: just wants to protect the cursed treasures from hurting anyone. The only reason he ever attempts any harm is because the mayor forced him to work for him]].˛* CursedItem: The treasures of the Cloud Kingdom.˛* CurseEscapeClause: The only way to undo the curse on the victims is to return the treasures back to the chest.˛* {{Greed}}: The mayor's fatal flaw, which endangered Etherfall in the first place.˛* FreudianExcuse: The mayor wanted to revive Etherfall who was in severe decline by stealing the treasures. ˛* GoodVictimsBadVictims: Jack, Candy, Tom and Peter are among the victims of the cursed treasures, with the latter two regretting accepting a portion from the mayor. The same can't be said for Mayor Smith and Grace, though.˛* MayorPain: Mayor Smith becomes such a Jerkass the moment he got hold of the treasures, even trying to hinder you from breaking the curse.˛* ParentalMarriageVeto: Mayor Smith refused to let Candy marry Jack on the grounds of being poor. He went so far as to [[ArrangedMarriage try to set his daughter up with Peter as her husband]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Living Legends: The Crystal Tear]]˛* EvilMeScaresMe: Past Cinderella is horrified at what her future self had become and what length she'd do to get revenge.˛* KarmaHoudini: The stepmother never got punished for her ruining Cinderella's life and poisoning the prince.˛* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The fairy godmother's attempt "protect" the kingdom eventually got Cinderella thrown into the crystal mines against her will where she would spend the rest of her life but not before learning enough magic to return back from the dead and curse the kingdom alongside getting the Prince killed after he catches on what happened.˛* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: It's a tradition in the kingdom to test bridal candidates via fitting into the crystal slippers.˛* WickedStepmother: Taken UpToEleven when [[spoiler:she not only tricked the prince into accepting her daughter as his bride and locking up Cinderella in the crystal mines for the rest of her life, but she later poisoned the prince]].˛* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: [[spoiler: Poor Cinderella. She just wanted to find a chance to escape her abusive stepfamily by going to the ball. After her family ruined her chances of getting to the ball by ripping up her invitation, she found a pair of crystal slippers which she used to help her to get to the ball and fell-in love with the prince. Her stepmother would later find out that it was Cinderella who got the prince's attention and after locking Cinderella up, told the Fairy Godmother, who erroneously thought Cinderella was an evil sorceress after realizing that the crystal slippers were made of forbidden magic crystal,who created fake slippers that her stepsister used to trick the prince that she was the girl he was looking for and wed him. When Cinderella managed to escape and raced to the palace to stop the wedding her stepmother had her imprisoned in the crystal mines where she would later die but not before learning magic to plan for her revenge against her stepfamily for destroying her life by cursing the kingdom so she can go back in time to change her fate.]]˛[[/folder]]


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