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A heroine about to discover one of the commonest fairy tale tropes.

Tropes common to fairy tales. See also mythical motifs.

Surprisingly, fairies in the winged, fluttery sense are absent, as are modern, pointy-eared versions of the fair folk. Also, a fair number of tropes that are thought of as "fairy tale" do not actually appear in fairy tales.