History WesternAnimation / DragonBooster

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* LayeredMetropolis: And how. Dragon City is comprised of seven layers; (from lowest level to highest) Old City, Down City, Work Town, Shadow City, Precinct, Mid City, and Sun City. Although the lowest level was abandoned (see the UnderCity entry below), every other level is inhabited. It is implied that the lower levels are associated with a lower socio-economic status, whereas Mid City can be seen as middle and upper-middle class, while Sun City is home to upscale establishments and wealthy inhabitants. Kitt grew up among the street crews in Down City, while Artha and Lance have always lived with their father in Mid City, and it can be assumed that Moordryd lives with his father in Sun City.

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* LayeredMetropolis: And how. Dragon City is comprised of seven layers; (from lowest level to highest) Old City, Down City, Work Town, Shadow City, Town, Precinct, Mid City, and Sun City. Although the lowest level was abandoned (see the UnderCity entry below), every other level is inhabited. It is implied that the lower levels are associated with a lower socio-economic status, whereas Mid City can be seen as middle and upper-middle class, while Sun City is home to upscale establishments and wealthy inhabitants. Kitt grew up among the street crews in Down City, while Artha and Lance have always lived with their father in Mid City, and it can be assumed that Moordryd lives with his father in Sun City.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Moordryd spends most of the series insulting Cain, barking orders at him, and generally taking him for granted... but when Cain confronts him on just how badly Moordryd has treated him in "Cain's Mutiny", accusing him of keeping secrets and abandoning him, Moordryd trusts him enough to reveal his secret identity as the Shadow Booster. He also assures Cain that if he gets into Dragon Academy, Cain will be coming with him -- that he wouldn't leave him behind. ''Aww!''



* DragonRider: Not the winged flying kind- the racing kind.

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* DragonRider: Not the winged flying kind- kind -- the racing kind.



* FollowTheLeader
27th Aug '16 9:11:52 AM FoxGlade
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* ConstructedWorld: Although a lot of it [[AllThereInTheManual didn't make it into the show itself]], there is an amazing amount of worldbuilding behind Dragon City, it's history, and it's culture.

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* ConstructedWorld: Although a lot of it [[AllThereInTheManual didn't make it into the show itself]], there is an amazing amount of worldbuilding behind regarding the culture and history of Dragon City, it's history, and it's culture.City.
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* ConstructedWorld: Although a lot of it [[AllThereInTheManual didn't make it into the show itself]], there is an amazing amount of worldbuilding behind Dragon City, it's history, and it's culture.
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** All the different colored crews were different '''empires''' 5000 years ago. The Black Empire started the war, but then turned around to help the Dragon Booster end it (Foreshadowing Moordryd's clear eventual HeelFaceTurn).

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** All the different colored crews were different '''empires''' empires 5000 years ago. The Black Empire started the war, but then turned around to help the Dragon Booster end it (Foreshadowing Moordryd's clear eventual HeelFaceTurn).



** After it is revealed that there are four more Boosters (Shadow, Energy, Power, and Fire), it seems that this extends to Moordryd, Lance (or some new guy if Lance was deemed "too young"), Parm, and Kitt. They're just...slightly less chosen than Artha. see WeAreTeamCannonFodder
* ConflictBall: Typically avoided by the fact that the 12 Down-City crews are implied to have power struggles despite the governing body of The Council of Twelve. However, a lot of them seem weirdly eager to fight even when it's obviously a trap (the only time a semi-convincing argument was made was in ''Cain's Mutiny'' and even then it seemed weird that the Dragon Flares and Army of the Dragon joined the Shadow Booster within a one-minute speech).

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** After it is revealed that there are four more Boosters (Shadow, Energy, Power, and Fire), it seems that this extends to Moordryd, Lance (or some new guy if Lance was deemed "too young"), Parm, and Kitt. They're just... slightly less chosen than Artha. see WeAreTeamCannonFodder
See WeAreTeamCannonFodder.
* ConflictBall: Typically avoided by the fact that the 12 Down-City crews are implied to have power struggles despite the governing body of The Council of Twelve. However, a lot of them seem weirdly eager to fight even when it's obviously a trap (the only time a semi-convincing argument was made was in ''Cain's Mutiny'' "Cain's Mutiny" and even then it seemed weird that the Dragon Flares and Army of the Dragon joined the Shadow Booster within a one-minute speech).



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''The Horn of Libris" Beau draws Red, Blue, Green, and Black energy (aka the four empires that helped the original Dragon Booster end the first war) from Kitt, Lance, Parm, and Moordryd. As soon as people knew there was a Black amulet, the existence of extra Boosters was a given (even though the names were only confirmed later and only Moordryd became one pre-cancelation).

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''The "The Horn of Libris" Beau draws Red, Blue, Green, and Black energy (aka the four empires that helped the original Dragon Booster end the first war) from Kitt, Lance, Parm, and Moordryd. As soon as people knew there was a Black amulet, the existence of extra Boosters was a given (even though the names were only confirmed later and only Moordryd became one pre-cancelation).



** Characters also have a habit of adding the word "dragon" to common sayings. "More than meets the dragon eye" and "wrong side of the dragon tracks" are two of the most glaring examples.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: '''Pyyrah.''' She was introduced as nice and friendly (face) and was mind-controlled into being aggressive and mean (heel via MindControl). While sometimes shown to be reasonable and support the protagonists, she still tricked Kitt to get the Furox (season 1), was always swayed by Word's promises, and in every major ConflictBall fight within the Down City Council, she was always one the "wrong" side (thought by her last appearance in "Cain's Mutiny" she and the council all made nice...somehow).
* {{Horse of a different color}}: The dragons of the series though some are more raptor like and others are bull like.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Moordryd has a successful one with a brainwashed Dragon Booster...despite ''not actually knowing who the Dragon Booster is''. Bravo.

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** Characters also have a habit of adding the word "dragon" to common sayings. "More than meets the dragon eye" and "wrong side of the dragon tracks" are two of the most glaring memorable examples.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: '''Pyyrah.''' She was introduced as nice and friendly (face) and was mind-controlled into being aggressive and mean (heel via MindControl). While sometimes shown to be reasonable and support the protagonists, she still tricked Kitt to get the Furox (season 1), was always swayed by Word's promises, and in every major ConflictBall fight within the Down City Council, she was always one the "wrong" side (thought by her last appearance in "Cain's Mutiny" she and the council all made nice... somehow).
* {{Horse of a different color}}: HorseOfADifferentColor: The dragons of the series though some are more raptor like and others are bull like.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Moordryd has a successful one with a brainwashed Dragon Booster... despite ''not actually knowing who the Dragon Booster is''. Bravo.



* IdiotBall / IdiotPlot: Sadly common, usually so Artha can look more heroic and less ThisLoserIsYou. Memorable ones are ''Three Times a Hero'' (scheduling conflict), ''The Stand'' (taking free gear from a shady new corporation when your BigBad is a gear maker), and ''The Mouth That Roared'' (was there seriously that little reason to trust Lance?)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Moordryd, which is why he's the Ensemble Darkhorse...it's just that the heart of gold part only comes out when he doesn't need to be the episode's villain.

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* IdiotBall / IdiotPlot: Sadly common, usually so Artha can look more heroic and less ThisLoserIsYou. Memorable ones are ''Three "Three Times a Hero'' Hero" (scheduling conflict), ''The Stand'' "The Stand" (taking free gear from a shady new corporation when your BigBad is a gear maker), and ''The "The Mouth That Roared'' Roared" (was there seriously that little reason to trust Lance?)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Moordryd, which is why he's the Ensemble Darkhorse... it's just that the heart of gold part only comes out when he doesn't need to be the episode's villain.



* LayeredMetropolis: And how. Dragon City is comprised of seven layers; (from lowest level to highest) Old City, Down City, Work Town, Shadow City, Precinct, Mid City, and Sun City. Although the lowest level was abandoned (see the UnderCity entry below), every other level is inhabited. It is implied that the lower levels are associated with a lower socio-economic status, whereas Mid City can be seen as middle and upper-middle class, while Sun City is home to upscale establishments and wealthy inhabitants. Kitt grew up among the street crews in Down City, while Artha and Lance have always lived with their father in Mid City.

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* LayeredMetropolis: And how. Dragon City is comprised of seven layers; (from lowest level to highest) Old City, Down City, Work Town, Shadow City, Precinct, Mid City, and Sun City. Although the lowest level was abandoned (see the UnderCity entry below), every other level is inhabited. It is implied that the lower levels are associated with a lower socio-economic status, whereas Mid City can be seen as middle and upper-middle class, while Sun City is home to upscale establishments and wealthy inhabitants. Kitt grew up among the street crews in Down City, while Artha and Lance have always lived with their father in Mid City, and it can be assumed that Moordryd lives with his father in Sun City.



** [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder His pride off-putting possible allies (including Kitt at first) and/or getting him into traps, scheduling three meeting for the Dragon Booster at once (well, two for the Booster and one or himself), turning his own allies against him]] (''Fanning the Flames'', ''Misjudged'', Pride of the Hero'', ''Artha the Drac'' '''and''' ''Slithercorp'', respectively), being TooDumbToLive rather often...
* OddNameOut: Of the five main characters, we have Artha, Kitt, Parmon, Moordryd, and...Lance.

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** [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder His pride off-putting possible allies (including Kitt at first) and/or getting him into traps, traps]], scheduling three meeting for the Dragon Booster at once (well, two for the Booster and one or himself), turning his own allies against him]] (''Fanning him ("Fanning the Flames'', ''Misjudged'', Pride Flames", "Misjudged", "Pride of the Hero'', ''Artha Hero", "Artha the Drac'' '''and''' ''Slithercorp'', Drac" and "Slithercorp", respectively), being TooDumbToLive rather often...
* OddNameOut: Of the five main characters, we have Artha, Kitt, Parmon, Moordryd, and... Lance.



* SeasonFinale: "The Return of Drakkus", which incidentally was the last episode of season 2 and the first of season 3 thanks to being a 2-parter.

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* SeasonFinale: "The Return of Drakkus", which incidentally was the last episode of season 2 and the first of season 3 thanks to being a 2-parter.



** Kitt using Red Acceleration Gear on her dragon in almost ever race
** Rivett used an odd little device on his wrist to shut down other electronics and it also had a built in CloakingDevice

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** Kitt using Red Acceleration Gear on her dragon in almost ever every race
** Rivett used uses an odd little device on his wrist to shut down other electronics and -- it also had a built in CloakingDevice



* WellDoneSonGuy: Moordryd, to the point where it's actually the main reason he's a villain--to please his BigBad father.
* WhatTheHellHero: Artha is called out rather often, but a lot of times it's subverted because he was actually right despite being so for the wrong reasons, such as in ''Pride of the Hero'' (he was right that Moordryd was tricking everyone, but he mostly thought that because he was jealous of Moordryd) and ''Misjudged'' (he was right that Word was using Kwake, but had previously proven himself to be bad at judging things to the same person).
** Played straight in ''Artha the Drac'' where he actually apologizes for his ego after it gets him in huge trouble.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The Furox/Samurox bonemarks, which not only cause the user and his/her dragon to become possessed by the spirits of ancient dragons, but can also draw certain people to them via MindControl.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Moordryd, to the point where it's actually the main reason he's a villain--to villain -- to please his BigBad father.
* WhatTheHellHero: Artha is called out rather often, but a lot of times it's subverted because he was actually right despite being so for the wrong reasons, such as in ''Pride "Pride of the Hero'' Hero" (he was right that Moordryd was tricking everyone, but he mostly thought that because he was jealous of Moordryd) and ''Misjudged'' "Misjudged" (he was right that Word was using Kwake, but had previously proven himself to be bad at judging things to the same person).
** Played straight in ''Artha "Artha the Drac'' Drac" where he actually apologizes for his ego after it gets him in huge trouble.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The Furox/Samurox bonemarks, which not only cause the user and his/her their dragon to become possessed by the spirits of ancient dragons, but can also draw certain people to them via MindControl.MindControl.
27th Aug '16 8:47:28 AM FoxGlade
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: '''Pyyrah.''' She was introduced as nice and friendly (face) and was mind-controlled into being aggressive and mean (heel via MindControl). While sometimes shown to be reasonable and support the protagonists, she still tricked Kitt to get the Furox (season 1), was always swayed by Word's promises, and in every major ConflictBall fight within the Down City Council, she was always one the "wrong" side (thought by her last appearance in ''Cain's Mutiny'' she and the council all made nice...somehow).

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** Characters also have a habit of adding the word "dragon" to common sayings. "More than meets the dragon eye" and "wrong side of the dragon tracks" are two of the most glaring examples.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: '''Pyyrah.''' She was introduced as nice and friendly (face) and was mind-controlled into being aggressive and mean (heel via MindControl). While sometimes shown to be reasonable and support the protagonists, she still tricked Kitt to get the Furox (season 1), was always swayed by Word's promises, and in every major ConflictBall fight within the Down City Council, she was always one the "wrong" side (thought by her last appearance in ''Cain's Mutiny'' "Cain's Mutiny" she and the council all made nice...somehow).
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* BrokenAesop: In the episode ''The Mouth that Roared'', a blatant ''The Boy Who Cried Wolf'' story. Except the boy in question is ''Lance Penn'', who aside from occasionally being immature, is probably one of the most moral characters in the whole series and has ''never'' shown a habit of lying. And he ''never lies'' in the episode either, he's telling people about a black-market gear dealer who in fact does exist--it's just that the guy is good at hiding and never shows up when Lance brings people to see (he's even smart enough to call the police the second he finds out!). So, in one episode we get PoliceAreUseless ''and'' [[AdultsAreUseless People Over Ten Are Useless]].

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* BrokenAesop: In the episode ''The "The Mouth that Roared'', Roared", a blatant ''The "The Boy Who Cried Wolf'' Wolf" story. Except the boy in question is ''Lance Penn'', Lance Penn, who aside from occasionally being immature, is probably one of the most moral characters in the whole series and has ''never'' shown a habit of lying. And he ''never lies'' never lies in the episode either, he's telling people about a black-market gear dealer who in fact does exist--it's just that the guy is good at hiding and never shows up when Lance brings people to see (he's even smart enough to call the police the second he finds out!). So, in one episode we get PoliceAreUseless ''and'' [[AdultsAreUseless People Over Ten Are Useless]].



** Though the first big one of the series was in ''Pride of the Hero''. It starts with Artha's ego yet again getting over-inflated. Then we see Fan-Favorite AntiVillain Moordryd suddenly stopping Wraith Dragons after what looked like a fight with his BigBad father. While we admit it seems a bit abrupt for a HeelFaceTurn, at least Artha's getting called out for the fact that [[WhatTheHellHero the main reason he doesn't trust Moordryd is because he's jealous.]] In order to make a point, and possibly because he sense the good in him, Beau then lets Moordryd get on his back, shocking Artha into admitting that maybe there is good in Moordryd...only for Moordryd to whip out an ArtifactOfDoom and ''spill his whole evil plan.''

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** Though the first big one of the series was in ''Pride "Pride of the Hero''.Hero". It starts with Artha's ego yet again getting over-inflated. Then we see Fan-Favorite AntiVillain Moordryd suddenly stopping Wraith Dragons after what looked like a fight with his BigBad father. While we admit it seems a bit abrupt for a HeelFaceTurn, at least Artha's getting called out for the fact that [[WhatTheHellHero the main reason he doesn't trust Moordryd is because he's jealous.]] In order to make a point, and possibly because he sense the good in him, Beau then lets Moordryd get on his back, shocking Artha into admitting that maybe there is good in Moordryd...only for Moordryd to whip out an ArtifactOfDoom and ''spill his whole evil plan.''
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* SealedEvilInAcan: Going by the end of ''Faster than Fear'', it seems that Armageddon was sealed in the Shadow Track, most likely how his spirit is still around 5000 years later.
* SeasonFinale: ''The Return of Drakkus'', which incidentally was the last episode of season 2 and the first of season 3 thanks to being a 2-parter.

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* SealedEvilInAcan: Going by the end of ''Faster "Faster than Fear'', Fear", it seems that Armageddon was sealed in the Shadow Track, most likely how his spirit is still around 5000 years later.
* SeasonFinale: ''The "The Return of Drakkus'', Drakkus", which incidentally was the last episode of season 2 and the first of season 3 thanks to being a 2-parter.
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* LayeredMetropolis: And how. Dragon City is comprised of seven layers; (from lowest level to highest) Old City, Down City, Work Town, Shadow City, Precinct, Mid City, and Sun City. Although the lowest level was abandoned (see the UnderCity entry below), every other level is inhabited. It is implied that the lower levels are associated with a lower socio-economic status, whereas Mid City can be seen as middle and upper-middle class, while Sun City is home to upscale establishments and wealthy inhabitants. Kitt grew up among the street crews in Down City, while Artha and Lance have always lived with their father in Mid City.



* SkyscraperCity: A literal example. Dragon City is made up of several layers of buildings, built on top of each other over thousands of years. [[AllThereInTheManual According to official sources]], it's 12 kilometres tall, although as it was built in a deep canyon, the elevation above sea level is likely much lower.

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* SkyscraperCity: A literal example. Dragon City is made up of several layers of buildings, built on top of each other over thousands of years. [[AllThereInTheManual According to official sources]], it's Dragon City is 12 kilometres tall, although as it was built in a deep canyon, the elevation above sea level is likely much lower.



* UnderCity: The lowest level of Dragon City is a vast wasteland, referred to as Old City. It's implied that it used to be inhabited, although now it's only home to wild dragons and ancient abandoned temples.

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* UnderCity: The lowest level of Dragon City is a two thousand year old vast wasteland, referred to as Old City. It's implied that it used to be inhabited, although now it's only home to wild dragons and ancient abandoned temples.
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* SkyscraperCity: A literal example. Dragon City is made up of several layers of buildings, built on top of each other over thousands of years. [[AllThereInTheManual According to official sources]], it's 12 kilometres tall, although as it was built in a deep canyon, the elevation above sea level is likely much lower.
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