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9th Mar '13 12:17:23 AM justanid
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Once upon a time, a [[InterspeciesRomance gigantic rampaging dragon and a human woman fell in love]]. The product of their union was Duncan, a HalfHumanHybrid. Though they divorced, Duncan's parents share custody. He spends most of his time trying to fit in at school despite his obviously draconic features, and when with his dad he is tutored in the ways of becoming the next king of the world's {{Kaiju}}.

For real.

Fun fact: The character was originally supposed to be a member of the YoungAvengers in the MarvelUniverse and Duncan was to be the son of the alien dragon Fin Fang Foom, a foe of IronMan.

An animated movie based on the comic premiered November 2010, on Creator/CartoonNetwork from the creator of AeonFlux.
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!Provides examples of:
* ActionGirl and ActionMom: Margaret, in the movie at least. Flies jets, shoots, threatens Belloc and means it.
* ActorAllusion: Kenny looks a godawful lot like [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Kids at school sometimes foolishly persist in picking on Duncan despite the fact that he's a fire-breathing monster and his dad is ten times worse.
* BadassAbnormal: Duncan gets more and more abnormal and more and more badass as the movie progresses.
* BettyAndVeronica: Isabel and Jenna.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BizarreAlienBiology: Though Duncan looks mostly human, he eats coal rather than human food.
** He apparently enjoys Twinkies though. At least, we can assume so as his mother packed some in his lunch.
* BullyingADragon: ''Literally.''
* CaptainErsatz: Duncan's father, the dragon Belloc, is initially presented as a Captain Ersatz of Godzilla, but is later developed beyond that into the more traditional, Tolkien-esque ancient dragon of intelligence and greed who [[DragonHoard hoards treasure]], then his backstory was revealed to be more in the line of Fin Fang Foom as he and the other kaiju are aliens.
* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman: Belloc knew he made the right choice to mate with Margaret.]]
* ComingOfAgeStory
* CursedWithAwesome: Orange skin and bullying aside, one can't help but wonder what Duncan finds so terrible about being inhumanly strong, impervious to extreme heat, and being able to breath fire... and this is before he gets his true powers unlocked.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu
* EvilLaugh: The kaiju are very fond of this.
* FourFingeredHands:
** Duncan plays this for laughs, asking the principal to "Help me out here. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Exactly which one is "the bird"?]]" and showing the five fingered principal, his four fingered hands.
** The animated movie gives him five fingers. As giving the horns is the recurring hand gesture of the movie, this is easy to notice.
* FreeTheFrogs
* AGlassInTheHand: Kenny manages a glass in ''each'' hand.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally a few times. Also, "They're [[ItMakesSenseInContext waterboarding Kermit (the frog)!"]]
** Isabel flat-out calls the jocks "sphincters".
* GodzillaThreshold
* GoshDangitToHeck - Barnes is fond of this.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Somehow a woman became pregnant with a 60,000-pound dragon's baby. Duncan [[TooMuchInformation does not want to know how]].
* HopelessSuitor: Kenny to Isabel, and Isabel to Duncan.
* HotBlooded: Duncan.
* HotMom: Margaret definitely qualifies.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Naturally.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* [[spoiler:IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Margaret basically said this trope as a reason why Duncan didn't kill the two Kaijus. Though he wanted to but his reason not to is because "it wouldn't change anything". Meaning that the rest of Belloc's subjects ''still'' wouldn't accept Duncan as their future king.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: "And orange you just adorable."
* InterspeciesRomance: Naturally. Duncan's mom ''does'' try to explain this to him, saying "[[HotSkittyOnWailordAction I bet you're wondering how you were conceived.]]" [[{{Squick}} Duncan covers his ears and tries not to listen]]. The Creator/CartoonNetwork adaptation keeps that exchange.
* JerkJock: Troy plays it completely straight.
* {{Kaiju}}: Belloc and all of his rivals and subjects. They're even ''called'' Kaiju in-universe.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Duncan towards Jenna.
* LoveDodecahedron: Kenny likes Isabel, who likes Duncan, who likes Jenna, who's dating Troy. In the movie Jenna and Troy have broken up.
* MagicPants: So magic in fact that lava doesn't even singe them.
** Except for the very bottoms, which quickly rise to mid-calf.
* MaleGaze: Duncan towards Jenna twice.
* MamaBear: Margaret. She'll take on anyone who threatens Duncan. Including his father.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Duncan is the size of a normal human, yet has physical strength on par with a full-sized Kaiju.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
-->'''Duncan:''' Kenny Rogers, huh? Do you know when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em?
-->'''Kenny:''' [''deadpan''] No. Not even a little.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PapaWolf: Belloc.
* {{Parkour}}: The chase scene in the movie.
* ShirtlessScene: By comparison, the lava does remove his shirt nicely, though Duncan is quick to abandon it whenever he starts fighting.
* ShoutOut:
** KennyRogers
** The way several of the kaiju move throughout the film is similar to the old Godzilla films.
** Belloc is the King of the Monsters, or Godzilla.
** One of the unnamed monsters that makes a brief appearance when Belloc names Duncan as his heir bears a definite resemblance to [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV Death Pisaro]].
** The two villainous kaiju are named after biblical demons (Astaroth and Abbadon)
* {{The Starscream}}s: Two of Belloc's subjects are not pleased with their king ordering them not to harm any humans. But mating with one is the last straw.
* StockScream: Used during the school chase scene.
* TheTalk: Barnes tries this in Volume 1 Issue 2.
** It has a few details, but is cut mercifully short by Belloc's new security system.
* ThreeAmigos
* TookALevelInBadass: Duncan takes several over the course of the film.
* UltraTerrestrials: The Kaiju.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* YouSexyBeast: Duncan
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Once upon a time, a [[InterspeciesRomance gigantic rampaging dragon and a human woman fell in love]]. The product of their union was Duncan, a HalfHumanHybrid. Though they divorced, Duncan's parents share custody. He spends most of his time trying to fit in at school despite his obviously draconic features, and when with his dad he is tutored in the ways of becoming the next king of the world's {{Kaiju}}.

For real.

Fun fact: The character was originally supposed to be a member of the YoungAvengers in the MarvelUniverse and Duncan was to be the son of the alien dragon Fin Fang Foom, a foe of IronMan.

An animated movie based on the comic premiered November 2010, on Creator/CartoonNetwork from the creator of AeonFlux.
----
!Provides examples of:
* ActionGirl and ActionMom: Margaret, in the movie at least. Flies jets, shoots, threatens Belloc and means it.
* ActorAllusion: Kenny looks a godawful lot like [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Kids at school sometimes foolishly persist in picking on Duncan despite the fact that he's a fire-breathing monster and his dad is ten times worse.
* BadassAbnormal: Duncan gets more and more abnormal and more and more badass as the movie progresses.
* BettyAndVeronica: Isabel and Jenna.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BizarreAlienBiology: Though Duncan looks mostly human, he eats coal rather than human food.
** He apparently enjoys Twinkies though. At least, we can assume so as his mother packed some in his lunch.
* BullyingADragon: ''Literally.''
* CaptainErsatz: Duncan's father, the dragon Belloc, is initially presented as a Captain Ersatz of Godzilla, but is later developed beyond that into the more traditional, Tolkien-esque ancient dragon of intelligence and greed who [[DragonHoard hoards treasure]], then his backstory was revealed to be more in the line of Fin Fang Foom as he and the other kaiju are aliens.
* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman: Belloc knew he made the right choice to mate with Margaret.]]
* ComingOfAgeStory
* CursedWithAwesome: Orange skin and bullying aside, one can't help but wonder what Duncan finds so terrible about being inhumanly strong, impervious to extreme heat, and being able to breath fire... and this is before he gets his true powers unlocked.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu
* EvilLaugh: The kaiju are very fond of this.
* FourFingeredHands:
** Duncan plays this for laughs, asking the principal to "Help me out here. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Exactly which one is "the bird"?]]" and showing the five fingered principal, his four fingered hands.
** The animated movie gives him five fingers. As giving the horns is the recurring hand gesture of the movie, this is easy to notice.
* FreeTheFrogs
* AGlassInTheHand: Kenny manages a glass in ''each'' hand.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally a few times. Also, "They're [[ItMakesSenseInContext waterboarding Kermit (the frog)!"]]
** Isabel flat-out calls the jocks "sphincters".
* GodzillaThreshold
* GoshDangitToHeck - Barnes is fond of this.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Somehow a woman became pregnant with a 60,000-pound dragon's baby. Duncan [[TooMuchInformation does not want to know how]].
* HopelessSuitor: Kenny to Isabel, and Isabel to Duncan.
* HotBlooded: Duncan.
* HotMom: Margaret definitely qualifies.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Naturally.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* [[spoiler:IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Margaret basically said this trope as a reason why Duncan didn't kill the two Kaijus. Though he wanted to but his reason not to is because "it wouldn't change anything". Meaning that the rest of Belloc's subjects ''still'' wouldn't accept Duncan as their future king.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: "And orange you just adorable."
* InterspeciesRomance: Naturally. Duncan's mom ''does'' try to explain this to him, saying "[[HotSkittyOnWailordAction I bet you're wondering how you were conceived.]]" [[{{Squick}} Duncan covers his ears and tries not to listen]]. The Creator/CartoonNetwork adaptation keeps that exchange.
* JerkJock: Troy plays it completely straight.
* {{Kaiju}}: Belloc and all of his rivals and subjects. They're even ''called'' Kaiju in-universe.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Duncan towards Jenna.
* LoveDodecahedron: Kenny likes Isabel, who likes Duncan, who likes Jenna, who's dating Troy. In the movie Jenna and Troy have broken up.
* MagicPants: So magic in fact that lava doesn't even singe them.
** Except for the very bottoms, which quickly rise to mid-calf.
* MaleGaze: Duncan towards Jenna twice.
* MamaBear: Margaret. She'll take on anyone who threatens Duncan. Including his father.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Duncan is the size of a normal human, yet has physical strength on par with a full-sized Kaiju.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
-->'''Duncan:''' Kenny Rogers, huh? Do you know when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em?
-->'''Kenny:''' [''deadpan''] No. Not even a little.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PapaWolf: Belloc.
* {{Parkour}}: The chase scene in the movie.
* ShirtlessScene: By comparison, the lava does remove his shirt nicely, though Duncan is quick to abandon it whenever he starts fighting.
* ShoutOut:
** KennyRogers
** The way several of the kaiju move throughout the film is similar to the old Godzilla films.
** Belloc is the King of the Monsters, or Godzilla.
** One of the unnamed monsters that makes a brief appearance when Belloc names Duncan as his heir bears a definite resemblance to [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV Death Pisaro]].
** The two villainous kaiju are named after biblical demons (Astaroth and Abbadon)
* {{The Starscream}}s: Two of Belloc's subjects are not pleased with their king ordering them not to harm any humans. But mating with one is the last straw.
* StockScream: Used during the school chase scene.
* TheTalk: Barnes tries this in Volume 1 Issue 2.
** It has a few details, but is cut mercifully short by Belloc's new security system.
* ThreeAmigos
* TookALevelInBadass: Duncan takes several over the course of the film.
* UltraTerrestrials: The Kaiju.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* YouSexyBeast: Duncan
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19th Jan '13 12:32:07 PM LordGro
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* CaptainErsatz: Duncan's father, the dragon Belloc, is initially presented as a Captain Ersatz of Godzilla, but is later developed beyond that into the more traditional, Tolkien-esque ancient dragon of intelligence and greed who hoards treasure, then his backstory was revealed to be more in the line of Fin Fang Foom as he and the other kaiju are aliens.

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* CaptainErsatz: Duncan's father, the dragon Belloc, is initially presented as a Captain Ersatz of Godzilla, but is later developed beyond that into the more traditional, Tolkien-esque ancient dragon of intelligence and greed who [[DragonHoard hoards treasure, treasure]], then his backstory was revealed to be more in the line of Fin Fang Foom as he and the other kaiju are aliens.
1st Sep '12 2:38:15 PM FELH2
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An animated movie based on the comic premiered November 2010, on CartoonNetwork from the creator of AeonFlux.

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An animated movie based on the comic premiered November 2010, on CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork from the creator of AeonFlux.



* ActionGirl and ActionMom: Margaret, in the movie at least. Flies jets, shoots, threatens Belloc and means it.
* ActorAllusion: Kenny looks a godawful lot like [[AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko.]]

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* ActionGirl and ActionMom: Margaret, in the movie at least. Flies jets, shoots, threatens Belloc and means it.
it.
* ActorAllusion: Kenny looks a godawful lot like [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko.]]



* BadassAbnormal: Duncan gets more and more abnormal and more and more badass as the movie progresses.

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* BadassAbnormal: Duncan gets more and more abnormal and more and more badass as the movie progresses.



* FourFingeredHands:

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* FourFingeredHands: FourFingeredHands:



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally a few times. Also, "They're [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} waterboarding Kermit (the frog)!"]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally a few times. Also, "They're [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} [[ItMakesSenseInContext waterboarding Kermit (the frog)!"]]



* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Naturally.

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* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Naturally.



* InterspeciesRomance: Naturally. Duncan's mom ''does'' try to explain this to him, saying "[[HotSkittyOnWailordAction I bet you're wondering how you were conceived.]]" [[{{Squick}} Duncan covers his ears and tries not to listen]]. The CartoonNetwork adaptation keeps that exchange.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Naturally. Duncan's mom ''does'' try to explain this to him, saying "[[HotSkittyOnWailordAction I bet you're wondering how you were conceived.]]" [[{{Squick}} Duncan covers his ears and tries not to listen]]. The CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork adaptation keeps that exchange.



* LoveDodecahedron: Kenny likes Isabel, who likes Duncan, who likes Jenna, who's dating Troy. In the movie Jenna and Troy have broken up.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Kenny likes Isabel, who likes Duncan, who likes Jenna, who's dating Troy. In the movie Jenna and Troy have broken up.



* MamaBear: Margaret. She'll take on anyone who threatens Duncan. Including his father.

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* MamaBear: Margaret. She'll take on anyone who threatens Duncan. Including his father.



* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:

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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: NeverHeardThatOneBefore:



* {{Parkour}}: The chase scene in the movie.

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* {{Parkour}}: The chase scene in the movie.



* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:



* TookALevelInBadass: Duncan takes several over the course of the film.
* UltraTerrestrials: The Kaiju.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Duncan takes several over the course of the film.
film.
* UltraTerrestrials: The Kaiju.



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2nd Jun '12 1:08:12 PM Oreochan
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** One of the unnamed monsters that makes a brief appearance when Belloc names Duncan as his heir bears a definite resemblance to [[DragonQuestIV Death Pisaro]].

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** One of the unnamed monsters that makes a brief appearance when Belloc names Duncan as his heir bears a definite resemblance to [[DragonQuestIV [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV Death Pisaro]].
11th May '12 1:14:49 PM MarkLungo
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* HeyItsThatVoice: KevinMichaelRichardson is Belloc, JoshKeaton is Troy, and DanteBasco is Kenny.
** Dana Delany, Lois Lane of the {{DCAU}}, is Duncan's mom.
** Creator/NicoleSullivan voices the female scientist.
11th May '12 1:13:35 PM MarkLungo
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* HeyItsThatGuy: KevinMichaelRichardson is Belloc, JoshKeaton is Troy, and DanteBasco is Kenny.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatVoice: KevinMichaelRichardson is Belloc, JoshKeaton is Troy, and DanteBasco is Kenny.
11th May '12 1:13:03 PM MarkLungo
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** NicoleSullivan voices the female scientist.

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** NicoleSullivan Creator/NicoleSullivan voices the female scientist.
7th Apr '12 6:34:04 PM Oreochan
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* BabyGotBack: Margaret
13th Feb '12 12:00:26 AM SSJMagus
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Added DiffLines:

* MusclesAreMeaningless: Duncan is the size of a normal human, yet has physical strength on par with a full-sized Kaiju.
27th Dec '11 5:49:24 PM TitoMosquito
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* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman: Belloc knew he made the right choice to mate with Margaret.]]



* [[spoiler:IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Duncan's mom basically said this trop as a reason why he didn't kill the two Kaijus. Though Duncan wanted to bu his reason not to is because "it wouldn't change anything".]]

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* [[spoiler:IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Duncan's mom Margaret basically said this trop trope as a reason why he Duncan didn't kill the two Kaijus. Though Duncan he wanted to bu but his reason not to is because "it wouldn't change anything".anything". Meaning that the rest of Belloc's subjects ''still'' wouldn't accept Duncan as their future king.]]



** The two villainous kaiju are named after biblical demons(Astaroth and Abbadon)

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** The two villainous kaiju are named after biblical demons(Astaroth demons (Astaroth and Abbadon)
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