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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Many commenters thought Prince Orland from "Maid Maleen" was a Dirty Coward who couldn't be bothered to attempt to rescue his beloved, even after her father's kingdom had fallen.
      • Others think his actions have logic-Maleen was imprisioned in tower by her father, and at very best, he would be going alone against horde of knights. At worst, he would cause war. And then say he possibly thought Maleen died in war.
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    • Roland from Sweetheart Roland gets similar criticism, for not being active and sending Dulcia alone to get wand, then forgetting about her and breaking Ivy's heart. Others like how it makes Dulcea much more active, fact that when she said we must go he immediately accepted, instead of asking her why she is pulling him into it, that he helped Dulcea, as well as point out fact that he has been under spell to forget Dulcea.
    • Also, the Sausage lives meme....the poor little sausage from "The Bird, the Mouse, and the Sausage" was often used as a mascot (especially for donations), leading fans to conspire that he somehow survived the story. It helps that his death was never shown directly.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Quite a few commenters admit to feeling sorry for the stepsister at the end of "Brother and Sister".
    • A few also thought the false bride from "Maid Maleen" met too harsh an end.
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  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: A humorous example, as the comments on this page of The Twelve Dancing Princesses playfully debate whether the protagonist should/will wind up with the oldest sister or the youngest; different adaptations go with different choices. (For the record, he picks the oldest.)


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