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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200full-dungeons-dragons-wrath-dragon.jpg '''''Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God''''' (also known as ''Dungeons and Dragons: The Elemental Might'') is a 2005 made-for-TV live-action movie set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Dungeons and Dragons}}'' universe. Unlike the ''Film/{{Dungeons and Dragons}}'' film released in 2000, ''Wrath of the Dragon God'' is clearly based upon its source material -- to the point at which it often seems as if its characters are simply explaining various aspects of the Player's Handbook to one another.

3000 years ago, Faluzure, the evil dragon god of decay and undeath, attacked the kingdom of Turan. The Turanian mages (with the help of the god Obadhai) were able to repel Faluzure and imprison him.

100 years ago, the evil mage Damodar - formerly TheDragon to Jeremy Irons' BigBad in the previous ''Dungeons and Dragons'' movie - fought against the people of Izmir and was cursed with a century of suffering as one of the undead. Now Damodar is back. He intends to free Faluzure and take his revenge on Izmir.

The people behind this produced a third film called Dungeons & Dragons: [[Film/DungeonsAndDragonsTheBookOfVileDarkness The Book of Vile Darkness]] which premiered on SyFy in November 2012.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Both times they fight him, our heroes have no trouble beating Damodar in physical combat.
** Well he ''is'' a wizard. They beat him in combat both times by being physical, which wouldn't really be a wizard's strength.
*** He was a fighter in the previous movie... His loss of that skill makes him quite an anticlimax.
**** He ''is'' a century out of training.
**** [[WildMassGuessing He lost his blue lipstick of power?]]
**** Level drain due to multiple resurrections?
* AnyoneCanDie
* AvengersAssemble
* BerserkButton: Don't talk about Lux's brother. Appropriately enough, they're both actually berserkers. Her brother was killed prior to the events of the film because he couldn't keep his rage in check.
* TheBerserker: Lux.
* BigBad: Faluzure.
* BodyHorror: Melora spends most of the movie rotting from the outside in after being cursed by Damodar. Eww.
* BreakTheHaughty: If facial expressions are anything to go by, this happens to Lux in the Goblin town. At first, [[spoiler:she is completely annoyed and unconvinced when Nim stops her from activating what he claims is a trap. When, he reveals that it actually ''was'' a trap, she's more or less floored.]]
* CampGay: Damodar comes off as this in his more ''subdued'' scenes.
* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Klaxx]] disguised as [[spoiler:the old mage]]
** Less CastAsAMask since [[spoiler: Oberon]] was a separate character that [[spoiler: Klaxx]] killed and disguised himself as.
* CharacterAlignment:
** LawfulGood: Berek.
** ChaoticGood: Lux and Nim.
** TrueNeutral: Dorian and Ormaline.
** NeutralGood: Melora.
* ConspicuousCG: Not because of poor rendering or goofy design like the previous film, but rather because all the CG effects have ultra pristine detail fidelity, which separates them heavily from the slightly blurred live action backdrops. Especially noticable on the BluRay release.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The dragon on the cover is not the titular dragon god, but an ice dragon the band meet at the halfway point. Also, the foreground shows multiple dragons attacking the city when Faluzure does this by himself in the actual movie.
* TheDragon: Damodar, ''not'' Faluzure, who really ''is'' a dragon.
* DungeonCrawling: Quite possibly the best part of the movie.
* DVDCommentary: One of the {{MST}} variety, done by actors pretending to be 3 iconic [=D&D=] characters: Lidda, Krusk, and Jozan.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted/Averted Faluzure seems quite amicable to his releaser. Although since Damodar had released him from thousands of years of imprisonment, you can assume he'd probably be grateful. Plus, Damodar said that he wished to rule over Izmir "As your thrall", meaning that despite freeing him, he still acknowledged Faluzure as his master and better. Faluzure even pauses to set a tithe rate.
* FacialMarkings: Dorian has some bitchin' racing stripes on his face. Lux's facial tattoo is much more tasteful, by comparison.
* FiveManBand: The party fits just about perfectly into the following roles.
** TheHero: Berek.
** TheLancer: Nim.
** TheBigGuy: Lux.
** TheSmartGuy: Ormaline.
** TheHeart: Dorian.
* GhostTown
* HighFantasy: Would be HeroicFantasy except that [[spoiler:the BigBad has to be defeated with the [[MacGuffin orb]] instead of through any kind of combat skills.]]
* {{Hobbits}}: According to WordOfGod and AllInTheManual, Nim is a halfling even though he is only a little shorter than everyone else.
** Maybe he's only half-halfling?
*** A quarterling.
* JerkAss: Nim.
* IOweYouMyLife
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The lich Klaxx, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who flees when trouble begins brewing]].]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Klaxx]] does this to [[spoiler: Oberon]]
* LargeHam: Everyone has their moments, but Damodar is king of the ham heap with Lux coming in at a close second.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Dorian, although he was supposed to have returned in the now-cancelled spinoff show.]]
* MrExposition: Damodar.
* NeverMyFault: Once Damodar makes the conditions of his undead curse clear, he abruptly growls that he did '''not''' fail Profion; he simply died before Profion could lift the curse.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Berek knows most of the party from previous adventures and requests their aid specifically.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dorian. Pretty much required for the rest of the plot, since he had healing magic and powerful anti-undead abilities.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Lux's introductory scene fools the viewer into believing the barbarian they're talking about is another character - until she knocks said character out with a punch to the head.
* ScreamingWarrior: In keeping with the source material, Lux, being a barbarian, uses a shout during the climax that's powerful enough to scare Damodar's horse into throwing him off.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
** [[spoiler:Klaxx.]]
** [[spoiler:Nim and Ormaline are forced to do this due to near fatal injuries]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Faluzure.
* ShipTease: [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Lux and Nim]], with a hint of SlapSlapKiss.
* TeleFrag: Due to an unfortunate flaw built into the pool of sight, Malek died by teleporting himself directly into a wall.[[spoiler: Later, Ormaline does the same thing, but only loses an arm in the process.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Nim, who is officially stated to be ChaoticGood but comes across as ChaoticNeutral ''at best''. His ''introductory scene'' has him nonchalantly tricking a couple of fellow thieves into triggering a trap that roasts them alive, after which Nim steals their stuff.
** [[AssholeVictim Though, they did try to rip him off.]]
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The heroes' quest and the events back home. Actually not too badly done.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Lux, near the end. Subverted - she survives and pops up again to help Berek during the final battle.]]

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200full-dungeons-dragons-wrath-dragon.jpg '''''Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God''''' (also known as ''Dungeons and Dragons: The Elemental Might'') is a 2005 made-for-TV live-action movie set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Dungeons and Dragons}}'' universe. Unlike the ''Film/{{Dungeons and Dragons}}'' film released in 2000, ''Wrath of the Dragon God'' is clearly based upon its source material -- to the point at which it often seems as if its characters are simply explaining various aspects of the Player's Handbook to one another.

3000 years ago, Faluzure, the evil dragon god of decay and undeath, attacked the kingdom of Turan. The Turanian mages (with the help of the god Obadhai) were able to repel Faluzure and imprison him.

100 years ago, the evil mage Damodar - formerly TheDragon to Jeremy Irons' BigBad in the previous ''Dungeons and Dragons'' movie - fought against the people of Izmir and was cursed with a century of suffering as one of the undead. Now Damodar is back. He intends to free Faluzure and take his revenge on Izmir.

The people behind this produced a third film called Dungeons & Dragons: [[Film/DungeonsAndDragonsTheBookOfVileDarkness The Book of Vile Darkness]] which premiered on SyFy in November 2012.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Both times they fight him, our heroes have no trouble beating Damodar in physical combat.
** Well he ''is'' a wizard. They beat him in combat both times by being physical, which wouldn't really be a wizard's strength.
*** He was a fighter in the previous movie... His loss of that skill makes him quite an anticlimax.
**** He ''is'' a century out of training.
**** [[WildMassGuessing He lost his blue lipstick of power?]]
**** Level drain due to multiple resurrections?
* AnyoneCanDie
* AvengersAssemble
* BerserkButton: Don't talk about Lux's brother. Appropriately enough, they're both actually berserkers. Her brother was killed prior to the events of the film because he couldn't keep his rage in check.
* TheBerserker: Lux.
* BigBad: Faluzure.
* BodyHorror: Melora spends most of the movie rotting from the outside in after being cursed by Damodar. Eww.
* BreakTheHaughty: If facial expressions are anything to go by, this happens to Lux in the Goblin town. At first, [[spoiler:she is completely annoyed and unconvinced when Nim stops her from activating what he claims is a trap. When, he reveals that it actually ''was'' a trap, she's more or less floored.]]
* CampGay: Damodar comes off as this in his more ''subdued'' scenes.
* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Klaxx]] disguised as [[spoiler:the old mage]]
** Less CastAsAMask since [[spoiler: Oberon]] was a separate character that [[spoiler: Klaxx]] killed and disguised himself as.
* CharacterAlignment:
** LawfulGood: Berek.
** ChaoticGood: Lux and Nim.
** TrueNeutral: Dorian and Ormaline.
** NeutralGood: Melora.
* ConspicuousCG: Not because of poor rendering or goofy design like the previous film, but rather because all the CG effects have ultra pristine detail fidelity, which separates them heavily from the slightly blurred live action backdrops. Especially noticable on the BluRay release.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The dragon on the cover is not the titular dragon god, but an ice dragon the band meet at the halfway point. Also, the foreground shows multiple dragons attacking the city when Faluzure does this by himself in the actual movie.
* TheDragon: Damodar, ''not'' Faluzure, who really ''is'' a dragon.
* DungeonCrawling: Quite possibly the best part of the movie.
* DVDCommentary: One of the {{MST}} variety, done by actors pretending to be 3 iconic [=D&D=] characters: Lidda, Krusk, and Jozan.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted/Averted Faluzure seems quite amicable to his releaser. Although since Damodar had released him from thousands of years of imprisonment, you can assume he'd probably be grateful. Plus, Damodar said that he wished to rule over Izmir "As your thrall", meaning that despite freeing him, he still acknowledged Faluzure as his master and better. Faluzure even pauses to set a tithe rate.
* FacialMarkings: Dorian has some bitchin' racing stripes on his face. Lux's facial tattoo is much more tasteful, by comparison.
* FiveManBand: The party fits just about perfectly into the following roles.
** TheHero: Berek.
** TheLancer: Nim.
** TheBigGuy: Lux.
** TheSmartGuy: Ormaline.
** TheHeart: Dorian.
* GhostTown
* HighFantasy: Would be HeroicFantasy except that [[spoiler:the BigBad has to be defeated with the [[MacGuffin orb]] instead of through any kind of combat skills.]]
* {{Hobbits}}: According to WordOfGod and AllInTheManual, Nim is a halfling even though he is only a little shorter than everyone else.
** Maybe he's only half-halfling?
*** A quarterling.
* JerkAss: Nim.
* IOweYouMyLife
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The lich Klaxx, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who flees when trouble begins brewing]].]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Klaxx]] does this to [[spoiler: Oberon]]
* LargeHam: Everyone has their moments, but Damodar is king of the ham heap with Lux coming in at a close second.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Dorian, although he was supposed to have returned in the now-cancelled spinoff show.]]
* MrExposition: Damodar.
* NeverMyFault: Once Damodar makes the conditions of his undead curse clear, he abruptly growls that he did '''not''' fail Profion; he simply died before Profion could lift the curse.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Berek knows most of the party from previous adventures and requests their aid specifically.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dorian. Pretty much required for the rest of the plot, since he had healing magic and powerful anti-undead abilities.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Lux's introductory scene fools the viewer into believing the barbarian they're talking about is another character - until she knocks said character out with a punch to the head.
* ScreamingWarrior: In keeping with the source material, Lux, being a barbarian, uses a shout during the climax that's powerful enough to scare Damodar's horse into throwing him off.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
** [[spoiler:Klaxx.]]
** [[spoiler:Nim and Ormaline are forced to do this due to near fatal injuries]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Faluzure.
* ShipTease: [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Lux and Nim]], with a hint of SlapSlapKiss.
* TeleFrag: Due to an unfortunate flaw built into the pool of sight, Malek died by teleporting himself directly into a wall.[[spoiler: Later, Ormaline does the same thing, but only loses an arm in the process.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Nim, who is officially stated to be ChaoticGood but comes across as ChaoticNeutral ''at best''. His ''introductory scene'' has him nonchalantly tricking a couple of fellow thieves into triggering a trap that roasts them alive, after which Nim steals their stuff.
** [[AssholeVictim Though, they did try to rip him off.]]
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The heroes' quest and the events back home. Actually not too badly done.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Lux, near the end. Subverted - she survives and pops up again to help Berek during the final battle.]]

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29th Nov '12 7:30:14 PM NoirSon
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The people behind this produced a third film called Dungeons & Dragons: BookOfVileDarkness which premiered on SyFy in November 2012.

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The people behind this produced a third film called Dungeons & Dragons: BookOfVileDarkness [[Film/DungeonsAndDragonsTheBookOfVileDarkness The Book of Vile Darkness]] which premiered on SyFy in November 2012.
27th Nov '12 7:11:14 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted/Averted Faluzure seems quite amicable to his releaser. Although since Damodar had released him from thousands of years of imprisonment, you can assume he'd probably be grateful. Plus, Damodar said that he wished to rule over Izmir "As your thrall", meaning that despite freeing him, he still acknowledged Faluzure as his master and better.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted/Averted Faluzure seems quite amicable to his releaser. Although since Damodar had released him from thousands of years of imprisonment, you can assume he'd probably be grateful. Plus, Damodar said that he wished to rule over Izmir "As your thrall", meaning that despite freeing him, he still acknowledged Faluzure as his master and better. Faluzure even pauses to set a tithe rate.
26th Nov '12 7:58:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dorian.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dorian. Pretty much required for the rest of the plot, since he had healing magic and powerful anti-undead abilities.]]
24th Nov '12 10:54:31 PM shawnvw
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Apparently, the people behind this are set to release a third film this year called BookOfVileDarkness in 2012.

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Apparently, the The people behind this are set to release produced a third film this year film called Dungeons & Dragons: BookOfVileDarkness which premiered on SyFy in November 2012.
24th Nov '12 6:21:44 PM rockmanx
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Apparently, the people behind this are set to release a third film this year called BookOfVileDarkness

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Apparently, the people behind this are set to release a third film this year called BookOfVileDarkness
BookOfVileDarkness in 2012.
21st Nov '12 5:42:03 PM Kulture
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**** Level drain due to multiple resurrections?
8th Nov '12 12:20:25 PM barretxiii
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* ConspicuousCG

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* ConspicuousCGConspicuousCG: Not because of poor rendering or goofy design like the previous film, but rather because all the CG effects have ultra pristine detail fidelity, which separates them heavily from the slightly blurred live action backdrops. Especially noticable on the BluRay release.
8th Nov '12 12:14:51 PM barretxiii
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**** [[WildMassGuessing He lost his blue lipstick of power?]]
29th Sep '12 5:57:00 PM jagillette
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* CulturalPosturing: Ormaline the wizard displays a sort of arrogance typically seen in elves.
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