History VideoGame / Wizard101

6th Jun '16 10:51:34 PM wousle677
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** In addition, [[spoiler:Azteca]] becomes this, shortly after Morganthe finishes the ritual to end the world.



* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Fire elf males are about two to three feet tall and and look like Santa's elves with short bows, females can be more than twice as tall and could be mistaken for humans if not for the pointed ears and gravity defying hair.
** Dryads have a severe case of MasculineLinesFeminineCurves to start but by looking at Greenbeard and his wife the other differences become even more clear. Greenbeard is one and a half stories tall and looks like his bark is in thick stacked layers that come to jagged points. His wife is only about eight feet tall with smooth bark that naturally indents in a way that it give her a shape that is reminiscent of BareYourMidriff.

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Fire elf males are about two to three feet tall and and look like Santa's elves with short bows, while females can be more than twice as tall and could be mistaken for humans if not for the pointed ears and gravity defying hair.
** Dryads have a severe case of MasculineLinesFeminineCurves to start start, but by looking at Greenbeard and his wife wife, the other differences become even more clear. Greenbeard is one and a half stories tall and looks like his bark is in thick stacked layers that come to jagged points. His In contrast, his wife is only about eight feet tall with smooth bark that naturally indents in a way that it give her a shape that is reminiscent of BareYourMidriff.



* BrickJoke: When completing the first few quests to get to Avalon, Gamma tells you that Morganthe once tried to hit him with a wooly mammoth. When you get to the second to last dungeon of Avalon, you have to go into a past version of the castle disguised as Gamma. One of the bosses is a young Morganthe, who frequently interrupts the duel to use a few good wooly mammoths on you.

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* BrickJoke: When completing the first few quests to get to Avalon, Gamma tells you that Morganthe once tried to hit him with a wooly mammoth.Wooly Mammoth. When you get to the second to last dungeon of Avalon, you have to go into a past version of the castle disguised as Gamma. One of the bosses is a young Morganthe, who frequently interrupts the duel to use a few good wooly mammoths Wooly Mammoths on you.



* CallBack: In Wizard City one of the sidequests is to retrieve a sword, the Spirit of the Samoorai, from one of the skeletons for a collector. In Mooshu, Rikugun tells the player about how he had lost his sword and that a collector from Wizard City returned it to him.
* CameBackStrong: When [[spoiler: Malistaire]] is brought back as a {{Lich}} by Morganthe he is much more powerful than he was originally and he is completely invulnerable to attack and the only reason that the player is able to win the fight is the damage done to the battlefield while killing his minions causes the ground to break under him when he tries to finish the player off.

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** Bizarrely enough, the Zafarian jackals have this.
* CallBack: In Wizard City City, one of the sidequests is to retrieve a sword, the Spirit of the Samoorai, from one of the skeletons for a collector. In Mooshu, Rikugun tells the player about how he had lost his sword and that a collector from Wizard City returned it to him.
* CameBackStrong: When [[spoiler: Malistaire]] is brought back as a {{Lich}} by Morganthe Morganthe, he is much more powerful than he was originally and he is completely invulnerable to attack and attack. Literally the only reason that the player is able to win the fight is the damage done to the battlefield while killing his minions causes the ground to break under him when he tries to finish the player off.



* ColorCodedWizardry: Ice wizards are white/blue, the fire school has red/orange/pink, storm has purple/yellow, balance is maroon/tan, life is green/brown, death is black/white, and myth is blue/yellow.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], however, by the fact that players don't necessarily have to follow the color codes of their respective schools. For a price, players can dye their clothes into different colors, allowing Ice wizard to wear Death-colored gear, a Life wizard to make Storm-colored robes, etc.
** Also subverted in the high definition commercials. The two wizards dueling Malistaire are dressed like myth and ice but the number of pips have and the spells they cast reveal they are actually storm and fire.

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* ColorCodedWizardry: Ice wizards are white/blue, the fire Fire school has red/orange/pink, storm Storm has purple/yellow, balance Balance is maroon/tan, life Life is green/brown, death Death is black/white, and myth Myth is blue/yellow.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], however, by the fact that players don't necessarily have to follow the color codes of their respective schools. For a price, players can dye their clothes into different colors, allowing an Ice wizard to wear Death-colored gear, a Life wizard to make Storm-colored robes, etc.
** Also subverted in the high definition commercials. The two wizards dueling Malistaire are dressed like myth Myth and ice Ice but the number of pips have and the spells they cast reveal that they are actually storm Storm and fire.Fire.



* ConvenientQuesting

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* ConvenientQuestingConvenientQuesting: This trope is in such effect that you don't even have to accept some of the storyline quests.



** After this, came not one, but two, of these types of worlds. First came Azteca, in which there is an imminent threat of destruction looming over.[[spoiler: Specifically, the end of the world.]]. After that, there was Kyhrsalis, in which Morganthe is finally defeated,[[spoiler: and killed, by way of falling through a crack caused by her becoming so overwhelmed with power,]] and you experience both the near-death of a friend, and a betrayal.[[spoiler: Old Cob is the traitor; he is revealed to have only helped you to further his own goals of destroying the Spiral, with the help of his children, leading into the next story arc.]]

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** After this, came not one, but two, of these types of worlds. First came Azteca, in which there is an imminent threat of destruction looming over.[[spoiler: Specifically, the end of the world.]]. After that, there was Kyhrsalis, in which Morganthe is finally defeated,[[spoiler: and killed, by way of falling through a crack caused by her becoming so overwhelmed with power,]] and you experience both the near-death of a friend, major ally,as well as learning an ancient and incredibly powerful magic: Shadow, which is literally the force that forms reality. In addition, a betrayal.[[spoiler: major character betrays you[spoiler: Old Cob is the traitor; he is revealed to have only helped you to further his own goals of destroying the Spiral, with the help of his children, leading into the next story arc.]]]].



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Morganthe]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Morganthe]][[spoiler:Morganthe]]. Not that she didn't deserve it.



** Played with for celestial school enemies since they usually do have weaknesses to different schools but it varies from enemy to enemy.

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** Played with for celestial Celestial school enemies since they usually do have weaknesses to different schools but it varies from enemy to enemy.



** Now that the Malistaire Arc is over, Morganthe is expected to eventually take this position.
* FireIceLightning: The fire, ice, and storm schools, with fire and ice having both an advantage and disadvantage with each other, while storm takes on myth in the same way.
* FurryConfusion: One of the doglike Marleybonians has a pet dog. [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen We don't get to see it, however.]]

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** Now that the Malistaire Arc is over, Morganthe is expected to eventually take this position. \n[[spoiler: Which she now has, in the form of four versions of herself, in Khrysalis.]]
* FireIceLightning: The fire, ice, Fire, Ice, and storm Storm schools, with fire Fire and ice having Icehaving both an advantage and disadvantage with each other, while storm Storm takes on myth Myth in the same way.
* FurryConfusion: One of the doglike Marleybonians has a pet dog. [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen We don't get to see it, however.]]]]



* GlassCannon: The storm school. Their spells have the highest damage output of all the schools (at the cost of having the lowest accuracy), but storm wizards have the lowest starting health of all the classes.
* GoneHorriblyRight: A few members of the Dragonspyre council attempted to summon and control the dragon titan, unfortunately [[UnderStatement things did not go the way they had intended]]
* GradualGrinder: The fire school, whose accuracy and starting health is only one step above storm, mainly uses attacks that damage over time.
* GreenThumb: The life school.

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* GlassCannon: The storm Storm school. Their spells have the highest damage output of all the schools (at the cost of having the lowest accuracy), but storm Storm wizards have the lowest starting health of all the classes.
* GoneHorriblyRight: A few members of the Dragonspyre council Council of Wizards, Warriors, and King attempted to summon and control the dragon titan, unfortunately [[UnderStatement Dragon Titan, but unfortunately[[UnderStatement things did not go the way they had intended]]
intended]].
* GradualGrinder: The fire Fire school, whose accuracy and starting health is only one step above storm, Storm, mainly uses attacks that damage over time.
* GreenThumb: The life Life school.



* GullibleLemmings: While this game probably has a few, an honorable mention has to go to Crab Alley which not only is populated by complete morons who can not figure out their current king is an imposter due to his lack of resembling them, but also are being controlled because of this and to top it off, they ask you, a stranger, to check in on the king because he is acting strange and you can spot how he isn't their king immediately and yet when you talk to the idiots that helped you to get into the castle they assume you are as dumb as them for despite you noticing the impostor doesn't have the same overall body structure as them within two seconds of your arrival. They go above and beyond with this trope when it comes to being gullible.

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* GullibleLemmings: While this game probably has a few, an honorable mention has to go to Crab Alley which Alley, which, not only is populated by complete morons who can not figure out their current king is an imposter due to his lack of resembling them, but also are being controlled because of this and to top it off, they ask you, a stranger, to check in on the king because he is acting strange and you can spot how he isn't their king immediately and yet when you talk to the idiots that helped you to get into the castle they assume you are as dumb as them for despite you noticing the impostor doesn't have the same overall body structure as them within two seconds of your arrival. They go above and beyond with this trope when it comes to being gullible.gullible.
** The icing on the stupidity cake is that they are the reason that Wizard City has power. Yes, these morons are entrusted with keeping the energy of one of the most important worlds in the Spiral flowing. Frankly, it's a miracle that Sohomer Sunblade doesn't have to go down there every week to just get the power back on.



* InfernalRetaliation: The fire school-only spell Immolate. It slightly damages the caster and does a large amount of damage to the target.

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* InfernalRetaliation: The fire Fire school-only spell Immolate. It slightly damages the caster and does a large amount of damage to the target.



* JackOfAllStats: The balance school is stated to be this.

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* JackOfAllStats: The balance Balance school is stated to be this.



* LargeHam: A few of the voice actors ([[EvilIsHammy especially villain voice actors]]) go a bit over the top. But the winner has [[BonusBoss Grubb]] who sounds like [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]] after going through puberty.
* LifeDrain: The main specialty of the Death school. Interestingly, they can do it in reverse to heal themselves or others.

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* LargeHam: A few of the voice actors ([[EvilIsHammy especially villain voice actors]]) go a bit over the top. But the winner has [[BonusBoss Grubb]] Grubb]], who sounds like [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]] after going through puberty.
* LifeDrain: The main specialty of the Death school. Interestingly, they can do it in reverse to heal themselves or others. For example, Sacrifice, which causes 250 damage to be taken to the caster, and 750 health be given to its target.



* PersonalityPowers: Unless, of course, you skip the little quiz and choose from the list.
* PettingZooPeople: Almost all [=NPCs=] and enemies that aren't from Wizard City or Dragonspyre (and in the latter's case it's still a 50/50 chance).

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* PersonalityPowers: Unless, of course, you skip the little quiz and choose from the list.
list. [[spoiler: Just as the Maestro told Dalia Falmea to do in the Wizard City B.O.X. instance.]]
* PettingZooPeople: Almost all [=NPCs=] and enemies that aren't from Wizard City or Dragonspyre (and in the latter's case case, it's still a 50/50 chance).chance of whether or not it's going to be a Draconian or human).



* PortalNetwork: Quite a few worlds in the game have a portal network that you can access to get to different areas within that world.Dragonspyre in particular has a portal network that can take you through the different sections of the world as long as you have the portal stone for the area you're trying to reach.

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* PortalNetwork: Quite a few worlds in the game have a portal network that you can access to get to different areas within that world. Dragonspyre in particular has a portal network that can take you through the different sections of the world as long as you have the portal stone for the area you're trying to reach.



* PunnyName: Quite a few. For example, the ice tree is called Kelvin.
** Lampshaded with the Earth school teacher at Wysteria is named "Chester Droors" (say it out loud).
* PuzzleBoss: many of the rulebreaking bosses have to be fought a specific way or they can punish the player if they don't fight the boss the right way.
** The most infamous of these is [[spoiler: young Morgath]], this boss has a tendency to throw about a powerful ice spell that inflicts a good chunk of damage and stuns the target. The reason this cheat is so infamous is despite the boss being around for a while, even the best spaders haven't figured out all the triggers. (WordOfGod is that there is a pattern.)

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* PunnyName: Quite a few. For example, the ice Ice tree is called Kelvin.
** Lampshaded with the Earth school teacher at Wysteria is professor of Wysteria, named "Chester Droors" (say it out loud).
* PuzzleBoss: many Many of the rulebreaking bosses have to be fought a specific way or they can punish the player if they don't fight the boss the right way.
** The most infamous of these is [[spoiler: young Morgath]], this boss Morganthe]], who has a tendency to throw about a powerful ice Ice spell (Wooly Mammoth), that inflicts a good chunk of damage and stuns the target. The reason this cheat is so infamous is that, despite the boss being around for a while, even the best spaders haven't figured out all the triggers. (WordOfGod is that there is a pattern.)



* SerialNumbersFiledOff: In-universe, where Pigswick Academy in Wysteria has the same schools as Ravenwood, except they have different names: Tempest, Ember, Frost, Nature, Spirit, Chaos, and Equilbirum for Storm, Fire, Ice, Life, Death, Myth, and Balance, respectively. Naturally, their teacher insist that they are of course doing things differently, and that they're doing it ''right''.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: In-universe, where Pigswick Academy in Wysteria has the same schools as Ravenwood, except they have different names: Tempest, Ember, Frost, Nature, Earth, Spirit, Chaos, and Equilbirum for Storm, Fire, Ice, Life, Death, Myth, and Balance, respectively. Naturally, their teacher insist that they are of course doing things differently, and that they're doing it ''right''.
24th May '16 1:04:10 AM erforce
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** Some of the more obvious ones occur early on in the game: Two quests on Unicorn Way involve you helping a girl named [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]] and a Wizard City guard named [[SavingPrivateRyan Private O'Ryan]]. On a larger scale, the world of Marleybone is arguably one giant shout-out to the SherlockHolmes novels.

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** Some of the more obvious ones occur early on in the game: Two quests on Unicorn Way involve you helping a girl named [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]] and a Wizard City guard named [[SavingPrivateRyan [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan Private O'Ryan]]. On a larger scale, the world of Marleybone is arguably one giant shout-out to the SherlockHolmes ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' novels.



* SnipeHunt: Professor Drake sends new myth students on these all the time. He does it to weed out the ones that aren't dedicated enough. The sound of his voice when you bring him "truffula leaves" makes the quest {{WorthIt}}.

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* SnipeHunt: Professor Drake sends new myth students on these all the time. He does it to weed out the ones that aren't dedicated enough. The sound of his voice when you bring him "truffula leaves" makes the quest {{WorthIt}}.WorthIt.
20th May '16 2:37:58 PM wousle677
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* AlwaysNight / WeirdMoon: In Marleybone.

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* AlwaysNight / WeirdMoon: In Marleybone.Marleybone, as well as Darkmoor.



* ArtShift: When Celestia was released it signaled a shift to more environments with a more robust and open feel.

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* ArtShift: When Celestia was released released, it signaled a shift to more environments with a more robust and open feel.



** For example, take the optional boss, Firevein. While it is required that he be faced for the quest Stop the Advance for Dragonspyre, he does just wander around the street; thus, he can just be fought to gain loot.



** There are, occasionally, these types of creatures lurking within Dragonspyre's many dungeons.



* DeathOrGloryAttack: The storm school-exclusive spell WildBolt. Originally it had a base chance of hitting of only 10% (equipment and spells could boost it, however) but it could do 1000 base damage (again, this could be boosted even more) at the cost of only two mana and pips. It was recently changed to a 70% chance of hitting but it only had a 33% chance of 1000 damage; the rest of the time it does only 100 or even a meager 10 damage and uses up any boosts.

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** After this, came not one, but two, of these types of worlds. First came Azteca, in which there is an imminent threat of destruction looming over.[[spoiler: Specifically, the end of the world.]]. After that, there was Kyhrsalis, in which Morganthe is finally defeated,[[spoiler: and killed, by way of falling through a crack caused by her becoming so overwhelmed with power,]] and you experience both the near-death of a friend, and a betrayal.[[spoiler: Old Cob is the traitor; he is revealed to have only helped you to further his own goals of destroying the Spiral, with the help of his children, leading into the next story arc.]]
* DeathOrGloryAttack: The storm Storm school-exclusive spell WildBolt. Originally Wild Bolt. Originally, it had a base chance of hitting of only 10% (equipment and spells could boost it, however) but it could do 1000 base damage (again, this could be boosted even more) at the cost of only two mana and pips. It was recently changed to a 70% chance of hitting but it only had a 33% chance of 1000 damage; the rest of the time it does only 100 or even a meager 10 damage and uses up any boosts.
7th May '16 10:23:13 PM Averagemoe
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* FurryReminder: Myrella Windspar occasionally mentions her hatred of getting wet.
13th Apr '16 12:39:04 AM HallSter
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* DamageOverTime: Every school except Balance has at least one attack that deals damage over three rounds, but Fire is the one that specializes in it.

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* DamageOverTime: Every school except Balance has at least one attack that deals damage over three rounds, but Fire is the one that specializes in it.it. (Balance recently got a Steel Giant card for DOT)
8th Apr '16 10:08:41 PM Averagemoe
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** There was once a bug that caused every pet dropped by a boss to be named "Baby Abbey". Long after it was fixed, some updates featured quests where you have to fight a boss to retreive a lost animal. Two instances of this have the boss mentioning that they have named it "Baby Abbey."
17th Mar '16 12:38:07 PM Averagemoe
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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: A good portion of the animal characters, especially (but not limited to) ones from worlds that are analogs for more primitive cultures. Myrella Windspar lampshades her own case of this while giving the player a tour of the Dragon's Fjord house, mentioning that the rainbow bridge makes her feet tingle.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: A good portion of the animal characters, especially (but not necessarily or limited to) ones from worlds that are analogs for more primitive cultures. Myrella Windspar lampshades her own case of this while giving the player a tour of the Dragon's Fjord house, mentioning that the rainbow bridge makes her feet tingle.
4th Mar '16 9:27:06 PM ironcommando
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*PracticalTaunt: Ice wizards can get Taunt cards that make enemies target ''them,'' instead of their teammates.

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*PracticalTaunt: * PowerfulButInaccurate: Storm spells are very powerful, but suffer in terms of accuracy.
* PracticalTaunt:
Ice wizards can get Taunt cards that make enemies target ''them,'' instead of their teammates.
21st Feb '16 9:14:20 PM Averagemoe
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* TheCameo: [[Videogame/{{Pirate101}} Mister Gandry]] appears as an extra in Polaris, with Boochbeard's hat on the table next to him.
** Also a tiny [[Videogame/RiseAndDestroy Frankie Forearms]] can be seen wandering the Arcanum, as well as being available as a pet for a limited time.
19th Feb '16 10:00:28 PM Averagemoe
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*** The Celestia update brings three more.
** Sun: ThePowerOfTheSun
** Moon: {{Lunacy}}
** Star: StarPower
*** And one more in Khrysalis.
** Shadow: CastingAShadow
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