History WesternAnimation / DragonBooster

16th May '17 5:48:20 PM nombretomado
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''Dragon Booster'' (2004-2006) was a Canadian-created show that aired on the Creator/ToonDisney network in the U.S. about a FarmBoy named Artha Penn who becomes the legendary Dragon Booster, a hero who stopped a war between dragons and humans 3000 years before the present, and Artha must stop another from occurring by riding a dragon against other [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]] in a series of ''TwistedMetal''-style racing combat events. In the way of his quest is the evil Word Paynn, who seeks to cause a new dragon-human war, then dominate whatever happens to be left of the world afterwards.

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''Dragon Booster'' (2004-2006) was a Canadian-created show that aired on the Creator/ToonDisney network in the U.S. about a FarmBoy named Artha Penn who becomes the legendary Dragon Booster, a hero who stopped a war between dragons and humans 3000 years before the present, and Artha must stop another from occurring by riding a dragon against other [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]] in a series of ''TwistedMetal''-style ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''-style racing combat events. In the way of his quest is the evil Word Paynn, who seeks to cause a new dragon-human war, then dominate whatever happens to be left of the world afterwards.
30th Apr '17 2:37:49 PM nombretomado
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''Dragon Booster'' (2004-2006) was a Canadian-created show that aired on the ToonDisney network in the U.S. about a FarmBoy named Artha Penn who becomes the legendary Dragon Booster, a hero who stopped a war between dragons and humans 3000 years before the present, and Artha must stop another from occurring by riding a dragon against other [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]] in a series of ''TwistedMetal''-style racing combat events. In the way of his quest is the evil Word Paynn, who seeks to cause a new dragon-human war, then dominate whatever happens to be left of the world afterwards.

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''Dragon Booster'' (2004-2006) was a Canadian-created show that aired on the ToonDisney Creator/ToonDisney network in the U.S. about a FarmBoy named Artha Penn who becomes the legendary Dragon Booster, a hero who stopped a war between dragons and humans 3000 years before the present, and Artha must stop another from occurring by riding a dragon against other [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]] in a series of ''TwistedMetal''-style racing combat events. In the way of his quest is the evil Word Paynn, who seeks to cause a new dragon-human war, then dominate whatever happens to be left of the world afterwards.
19th Apr '17 3:01:10 AM grisha512345
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Not to be confused with a certain DiepIo build.
17th Dec '16 12:19:01 PM creader
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* CashCowFranchise: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] [[InvokedTrope It was intended to be one]], judging by how much merchandise was put up on the website. However, almost none of it was ever actually released, and the DS game was a commercial failure.
** But also ScrewedByTheNetwork, since after the thirteenth episode, Jetix never aired what was happening in newer ones in commercials outside of "new episode at day/time." It instead showed generic commercials that really didn't get across any of the show's plot points and seemed more oriented towards the 7-10 crowd, instead of the 11-15 who liked it. It didn't come across as a show with any sort of plot-arc form the commercials, many of which did not even feature Artha in-armor (making it seem like it was just a racing show).
* TheChosenOne: Artha Penn

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* CashCowFranchise: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] [[InvokedTrope It was intended to be one]], judging by how much merchandise was put up on the website. However, almost none of it was ever actually released, and the DS game was a commercial failure.
** But also ScrewedByTheNetwork, since after the thirteenth episode, Jetix never aired what was happening in newer ones in commercials outside of "new episode at day/time." It instead showed generic commercials that really didn't get across any of the show's plot points and seemed more oriented towards the 7-10 crowd, instead of the 11-15 who liked it. It didn't come across as a show with any sort of plot-arc form the commercials, many of which did not even feature Artha in-armor (making it seem like it was just a racing show).
* TheChosenOne: Artha PennPenn.
27th Aug '16 4:24:57 PM FoxGlade
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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.
27th Aug '16 4:20:23 PM FoxGlade
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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.
27th Aug '16 9:10:54 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.
27th Aug '16 9:01:32 AM FoxGlade
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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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