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Snow White ["Shirayukihime" (Japanese: 白雪姫)] refers to four episodes of the the 1988-1989 series Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics covering the tale itself (from episodes 10 to 13). It follows the titular Fallen Princess and her life prior to having to leave the castle where she was born and raised by her nanny and in company of a noble boy named Klaus, plus all the stuff that happened to her and her friends afterwards...

Tropes used in this episode include:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The story is told in four episodes, and the first one is exclusively dedicated to Snow's relatively stable life in the castle before she has to run away.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Huntsman is a huge asshole here, and he directly tries to kill Snow and Klaus when they run away.
  • Beary Funny: A gentle and clumsy bear is involved in some quite funny moments.
  • Big Eater: Snow, as humorously implied by Klaus.
  • Big Badass Wolf: A bunch of benevolent ones, in this case.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Surprisingly, Snow gets to do this. Rather than straight-up trying to assassinate her after finding out she is the Fairest of Them All, the vain Queen/Stepmother first summons Snow to her presence and attempts to bully and emotionally blackmail the girl into denying the claims of the mirror, under threat of kicking her out of the castle if she doesn't give her a satisfactory answer. The usually kind and cheerful Snow ends up snapping in anger and verbally lashes the Stepmother for her vanity and selfishness, even telling her how ugly she believes her to be. That's when the Stepmother decides to try killing Snow - not just for being prettier, but for refusing to put up with her bullshit.
  • Canon Foreigner: Snow White's best friend Klaus, her nanny Doris, some animals that the Dwarves are already friends with (namely, a huge but gentle bear and some Big Badass Wolves), and a Wicked Witch who teaches murder methods to the Stepmother.
  • Childhood Friends: Snow and Klaus.
  • Everything's Worse with Wolves: Mostly averted, the wolves that Snow meets in the story are friends with the Dwarves and treat her well. They're the ones who kill the Wicked Stepmother after she almost succeeds on killing Snow White, even.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Only with Big Badass Wolves playing this role.
  • Evil Redhead: The Wicked Stepmother.
  • Gossipy Hens: Two palace maids chit-chat about the Queen and her odd habits (read: locking herself daily to speak with the mirror).
  • Lady and Knight: A way to see Klaus and Snow's friendship, without the Courtly Love element.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Snow White's father is nonexistant in her life due to being a Workaholic, her mother fell victim to Death by Childbirth so she's been raised by her nanny, she has a young nobleman as her Only Friend, and the Wicked Stepmother was content with "merely" ignoring her until Snow became too pretty for the lady's liking..
  • Parental Neglect: It's specifically said that the King was too busy with the realm to do anything parental-like with his daughter and heiress, so she was raised solely by Doris the nanny.
    • The Wicked Stepmother starts as this. When she arrives and sees a toddler Snow being taken care of by two maids after speaking with the mirror, she simply tells the maids that she heard about her late mom's beauty and asks them to take good care of her. She doesn't seem to really acknowledge Snow otherwise until the Mirror says that Snow White is the prettiest of the two: as soon as this happens AND Snow turns out to be more outspoken than expected, she switched to straight-up abuse and murder attempts.
  • Parental Substitute: As soon as the Good Queen died, a nursemaid named Doris took the orphaned newborn princess under her wing and promised to raise her well. Which she did.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Snow and Klaus are best friends, nothing more and nothing less. They love one another but not romantically, plus he is also close friends with Snow's eventual boyfriend alias the Prince of the story.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: In the original tale, the stepmother tries to kill Snow three times. In this one, only two attempts (the first one with the corset and the last one with the apple) happen.
  • Princely Young Man: Aside of the Prince there's Klaus, who is said to be from a quite noble clan from Snow's kingdom.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: After the first murder attempt on Snow, the Dwarves wonder if they should have her marry into their family so they can protect her better. The youngest of them has a big crush on Snow, so they organize a whole party to kill two birds with a stone. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Snow Means Death: The Good Queen fell victim to Death by Childbirth in a snowy night.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Snow actually DOES love eating apples in this version. to the point of personally getting her favorites from the biggest apple tree in the courtyard.
  • Tomboy Princess: Again surprisingly, this Snow is seen as one. She is extremely girly-looking and learns to handle herself competently with housework when she lives with the Dwarves, but she likes climbing up trees to get her beloved apples and explicitly says she'd rather do these things all day long than sew and knit.
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