History Film / DragonSlayer

20th Dec '16 7:31:45 PM Fireblood
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The movie features a sorcerer's apprentice named Galen Bradwarden (Peter [=McNicol=]), who studied under an old wizard named Ulrich (Ralph Richardson). One day, they are visited by a group of farmers from a distant kingdom named Urland, led by a young man named Valerian. He explains that their land is threatened by a dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative, and that twice each year they feed it a virgin, chosen by a lottery, to keep it from destroying the kingdom. Ulrich agrees to help, but the farmers have been followed by Tyrian, the king's knight. The king of Urland, Casiodorus Rex, is anxious to avoid stirring up the dragon, and Tyrian demands a test of the sorcerer's magic. Ulrich fearlessly allows Tyrian to stab him to death, using his magic to prevent Galen from interfearing.

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The movie features a sorcerer's apprentice named Galen Bradwarden (Peter [=McNicol=]), who studied under an old wizard named Ulrich (Ralph Richardson). One day, they are visited by a group of farmers from a distant kingdom named Urland, led by a young man named Valerian. He explains that their land is threatened by a dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative, and that twice each year they feed it a virgin, chosen by a lottery, to keep it from destroying the kingdom. Ulrich agrees to help, but the farmers have been followed by Tyrian, the king's knight. The king of Urland, Casiodorus Rex, is anxious to avoid stirring up the dragon, and Tyrian demands a test of the sorcerer's magic. Ulrich fearlessly allows Tyrian to stab him to death, using his magic to prevent Galen from interfearing.
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* AgentScully: Tyrian refuses to believe Ulrich is a real wizard without a test. His rant when told "we don't do tests" suggests he has encountered many fakes in the past, to the point that he is exhausingly familiar with their excuses.

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* AgentScully: Tyrian refuses to believe Ulrich is a real wizard without a test. His rant when told "we don't do tests" suggests he has encountered many fakes in the past, to the point that he is exhausingly exhaustingly familiar with their excuses.



* FeelingTheirAge: The sorcerer Ulrich realizes he is too old even to make the journey to Urland, let alone hope to defeat a dragon. [[spoiler: So he gets himself killed so he can make the journey as a bag of ashes, and then be magically reanimated just long enough to slay the dragon]]

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* FeelingTheirAge: The sorcerer Ulrich realizes he is too old even to make the journey to Urland, let alone hope to defeat a dragon. [[spoiler: So he gets himself killed so he can make the journey as a bag of ashes, and then be magically reanimated just long enough to slay the dragon]]dragon.]]
2nd Nov '16 9:35:47 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Tyrian's opposition stems from his belief that if a wizard failed to slay the dragon, they'd only succeed in angering the dragon, who would then incinerate villagers in reprisal. Guess what happens?

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* JerkassHasAPoint: JerkassHasAPoint:
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Tyrian's opposition stems from his belief that if a wizard failed to slay the dragon, they'd only succeed in angering the dragon, who would then incinerate villagers in reprisal. Guess what happens?happens?
** In his first appearance he goes on a skeptical rant when Ulrich flatly refuses to prove he's a wizard. The problem is that requesting somebody demonstrate they actually have the skills you want to hire them for is perfectly reasonable, and by Ulrich's own account there is exactly one real wizard left in the world but plenty of charlatans.
4th Oct '16 1:26:04 PM rafi
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** Ulrich's.

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** Ulrich's. [[spoiler: When the amulet is smashed, his body explodes (killing him again), destroying the dragon.]]



* StealingTheCredit:
** Galen and Valerian witness the King beginning the claim that ''he'' was the one who killed the dragon, despite being a DirtyCoward and doing no such thing.

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* StealingTheCredit:
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StealingTheCredit: Galen and Valerian witness the King beginning the claim that ''he'' was the one who killed the dragon, despite being a DirtyCoward and doing no such thing.



20th Aug '16 11:46:36 AM rmctagg09
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* DragonsAreDemonic: The dragon (the Vermithrax Pejorative) is just a beast (although one that is incredibly devastating), however from the point of view of many characters it is a demon in the flesh (being a living representation of one of the film's sub-plots, that TheMagicGoesAway and is being replaced with Christianity... and the magic is not "going away" quietly).
10th Aug '16 3:00:42 PM chasemaddigan
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: One of the reasons the movie bombed in theaters was that people were expecting a kids-friendly Disney movie... only to find out there was blood, murder, scary dragons, a ton of {{Squick}}, and partial nudity. Even with a PG rating at the time. The ratings system didn't have a PG-13 movie yet in place (this was one of the many films that pushed its creation) and it wasn't mature enough to qualify for the R rating.
27th Jul '16 9:23:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* CallBack: The horse that appears before Galen and Valerian at the end? It's the horse that brought the first sacrifice to Vermithrax.
27th Jul '16 9:22:11 AM AnotherGuy
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Galen's lance ''Sicarius Draconum'' ([[TitleDrop "Dragon Slayer"]]), which is aided by a magic fire to make it sharper than sharp. It ''slices through the anvil'' with ''little effort''.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Galen's lance ''Sicarius Draconum'' ''[[ICallItVera Sicarius Draconum]]'' ([[TitleDrop "Dragon Slayer"]]), which is aided by a magic fire to make it sharper than sharp. It ''slices through the anvil'' with ''little effort''.
27th Jul '16 9:15:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* CoolVsAwesome: Ulrich, Master Wizard, vs. Vermithrax, Badass Dragon.
27th Jul '16 9:03:57 AM AnotherGuy
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** Valerian's father is credited as "Valerian's Father" in the end credits. Valerian calls him "father" and Galen only calls him "Blacksmith" during the film. The novelization names him Simon.

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** Valerian's father is credited as "Valerian's Father" in the end credits. Valerian calls him "father" and Galen only calls him "Blacksmith" during the film. The novelization names him Simon.When he's baptized, he's named "Simon".
18th Jul '16 8:41:20 AM Bense
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** Even before being aided by magic fire, the blade slices off part of an iron horseshoe.

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** Even before being aided by magic fire, the blade slices blacksmith uses it to slice some strips off part of an iron horseshoe.
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