The 10th Kingdom

Question: After the dog and Prince Wendell have been switched, why does the Queen even care about having the dog (who is really Prince)? She doesn't know that Tony can talk to him, so as far as she knows, no one can understand the dog at all. Why would she be concerned?

Chosen answer: Because if Wendell and the switched dog somehow came in contact with each other then they would switch back. She does not want to risk this happening.

Scrappy

Question: Is the blind woodsman from a fairy tale or is there some kind of joke about him?

Chosen answer: The woodsman makes Tony guess his name, which is what Rumplestiltskin does to the princess in the fairy tale of the same name. Don't know why he's blind, though.

Question: After Tony breaks the mirror, he hears the sound of horses running whenever he is about to experience bad luck. Is there a reason for the signal being horse sounds, i.e. a reference to a fairy tale or mythology?

Chosen answer: After some research, it doesn't appear as though any cultures have ever considered horses bad luck; the opposite in fact, they are usually seen as symbols of power, freedom, and wisdom. It's likely the hooves sound was chosen purely because it was a bit ominous, and the approaching sounds easily signified that the bad luck was coming, rather than have it constantly be a surprise.

Purple_Girl

Question: When The Queen sends a fake letter to Wendell's council, one person mentions Relish's challenge for Wendell to come and fight him. Why would Relish make this challenge if he knows that the Queen switched Wendell's body with her dog's?

Chosen answer: He does this intentionally, he knows that Wendell will never rise to the occasion, do to his unfortunate circumstances.

Question: Not a very important detail, but how old is Virginia? At first I thought she is 20, because Tony mentions that he raised her for 20 years (when they are arguing after he drops the mirror off the roof of the building). However, at the beginning of the movie, she makes a comment about how it is pathetic that she still lives with her dad. It doesn't seem like such a big deal for a 20-year-old to still live at home.

Chosen answer: Virginia says in the beginning to her grandmother that her mother has been away for 14 years. She also says later that her mother left her when she was 7. That would make her 21. And I believe Tony was just rounding when he said he raised her for 20 years.

Question: I'm confused about how Snow White is Wendell's grandmother. The queen mentions her wedding, but Wolf says that dwarves brought her body to the hill in Kissingtown, in case a prince can wake her. She must have gotten married and had a child if Wendell is her grandson, so why is her body still at the hill?

Chosen answer: The dwarves brought her to Kissingtown after she ate the poisoned apple the queen gave her to wait for a prince to come and save her. It's only after she is kissed that she awakens, marries the prince and then has her children. The scene with Virginia in the cave is a vision and not real. Snow White (or her ghost in fairy godmother form as she called it) is there to help Virginia stay strong and complete her journey by giving her advice and help.

Shannon Jackson

Question: In the swamp, why does Tony hear a song he knows very well, and Virginia hear an animal (wolf?) howling?

Chosen answer: They're both hearing things that they miss. Tony misses being back in his own world, so he hears a song that he knows from there. Virginia hears a wolf howling because she misses Wolf.

Question: Why does Tony hear horses galloping every time his bad luck strikes again?

Chosen answer: It's the sound of his bad luck coming.

Question: After Tony turned Prince and the trolls into gold, what happened to his ability to turn things into gold? Could it only be used once?

Chosen answer: Yes, you only get to use it once, I think it mentions it on the plaque on the front of the tank "the first thing you touch will be gold" or something like that. If not it says it in the book so maybe that's where I got it from.

Question: Is there any meaning behind the girl who tells Virginia her fortune (in Kissingtown), other than the fact that what she says comes true? Virginia asks "How did she know that?" as if there's something else.

Chosen answer: The little girl is Snow White in disguise, helping the travellers in their quest. "How did she know?" is because the little girl knew what they were looking for, even though no-one had told her.

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