History WesternAnimation / TheDreamstone

26th Jun '16 1:04:13 PM Psi001
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* NoEndorHolocaust: Excused example. Some episodes do have the heroes suffer collateral damage from the villains' attacks, though the elder heroes can usually fix all of it with their magic. Strangely subverted in "The Monster" however.
30th May '16 6:42:18 AM Psi001
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* CowerPower: Frizz and Nug's default position behind Blob whenever the heroes corner them.
25th May '16 6:21:41 AM Psi001
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* MidSeasonTwist: A couple examples, though they both apply during the tenth episode:
** "The Daydream Bubble" of Season One reveals Zordrak's origin, and also that the planet Rufus travelled to in his dream in the pilot is in fact a real life GeniusLoci, Planet Dreamstone.
** "A Day Out" of Season Three has Zordrak plot a more NotSoHarmless motive for taking the Dreamstone, making future instances the villains take it a more frantic RaceAgainstTheClock.
21st May '16 5:05:23 PM Psi001
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* SwiperNoSwiping: Played with. Being unmotivated villains, Frizz and Nug can be ''very'' easily dissuaded from causing trouble. Unfortunately, their leader Sgt. Blob less so.
21st May '16 11:40:59 AM Psi001
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* MacGuffin: The Dreamstone of course, in nearly every episode. Though occasionally another object or device that could assist Zordrak's plans was used in it's place (eg. The Nightmare Stone, the Moon of Doom).

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* MacGuffin: The Dreamstone of course, leading to a MacguffinMelee in nearly every episode. Though occasionally another object or device that could assist Zordrak's plans was used in it's place (eg. The Nightmare Stone, the Moon of Doom).
20th May '16 12:46:39 PM Psi001
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* JustEatGilligan: Early on at least, it seems most of [[TrappedInVillainy the Urpneys]] would have quite gladly abandoned their BadBoss if given an opportunity. At least one episode also shows the Wut army could very easily neutralise Zordrak in battle. As such most episodes revolve around the heroes dishing out DisproportionateRetribution to ''only'' the Urpneys and sending them back to begin another scheme. Similarly, [[InvincibleHero the Wuts and the Dream Maker]] would remain dormant or [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forget About Their Powers]] until the final climax, always sending the more fallible Noops to fumble for the first twenty minutes of the episode.

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* JustEatGilligan: Early on at least, it seems most of [[TrappedInVillainy Much as Zordrak always puts the Urpneys]] would have quite gladly abandoned their BadBoss if given an opportunity. At least one episode also shows incompetent Sgt. Blob and his "elite squad" in charge of stealing the Wut army could Dreamstone or inflicting some other evil plan (which Urpgor ceaselessly lampshades), the near omnipotent Dream Maker always sends in the powerless children, Rufus and Amberley to stop them, himself or the powerful guardian Wuts often very easily neutralise Zordrak in battle. As such most episodes revolve around saving the heroes dishing out DisproportionateRetribution to ''only'' day only after the Urpneys and sending them back to begin another scheme. Similarly, [[InvincibleHero the Wuts and the Dream Maker]] would remain dormant or [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forget About Their Powers]] until the final climax, always sending the more fallible Noops to fumble for the first twenty minutes usually fail. On countless occasions a lot of the episode.time could be saved if they just took action first.
13th May '16 6:19:52 PM Psi001
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* ImmuneToSlapstick: Scenes taking place in the Land Of Dreams give something of a slight MoodWhiplash against those in Viltheed, due to the heroes' usual avoidance of slapstick violence or cartoony {{Wild Take}}s. The Noops at least may suffer the odd non deformed pratfall every now and then, albeit for every dozen or so times [[IronButtMonkey the Urpneys]] get [[AmusingInjuries comically squashed, fried and beaten to a pulp]].
8th May '16 4:47:05 PM Psi001
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Though they get the shorter end of focus, the narrative seems to side with the Land of Dreams, who generally treat the Urpneys as {{Villain Ball Magnet}}s and repel and often sadistically punish them for [[PokeThePoodle trying to give them bad dreams]] (disregarding [[BadBoss Zordrak]] tortures or ''kills'' [[TrappedInVillainy those that don't]]). The fact the heroes are exceptionally pious about it helps little either. Later episodes at least tone down their retaliations and give them a more genuine provocation, though the Urpneys still aren't really any more willingly villainous than before.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Though they get Given how much focus there was on the shorter end of focus, the narrative seems to side with the Land of Dreams, who generally treat the Urpneys as {{Villain Ball Magnet}}s Urpneys' [[HarmlessVillain ineffectual qualities]] and repel and often sadistically punish them for [[PokeThePoodle trying to give them bad dreams]] (disregarding [[BadBoss Zordrak]] tortures or ''kills'' [[TrappedInVillainy those that don't]]). The fact the heroes are exceptionally pious about it helps little either. Later episodes at least tone down their retaliations and give lack of]] [[BeingEvilSucks willingness]] over them a more genuine provocation, though actually doing anything truly horrible, you sometimes had to take the Urpneys still aren't really any more willingly villainous than before.heroes' word for it on [[InformedAttribute how evil and wicked they were]].



* VillainBallMagnet: Most of the Urpneys are TrappedInVillainy and vigorously spout how much they hate their job (particularly the team's [[TheDragAlong Drag Alongs]] Frizz and Nug). Their presence is consistently treated with horror and contempt by the heroes, with a relentless punishment usually awaiting them.

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* VillainBallMagnet: Most of the Urpneys are TrappedInVillainy and vigorously spout how much they hate their job (particularly the team's [[TheDragAlong Drag Alongs]] Frizz and Nug). Their presence is consistently treated Nug abhor their role as Zordrak's minions, having to be PressGanged into every mission (or worse, threatened with horror death), and contempt by the heroes, with a relentless punishment usually awaiting them.pleading to escape their horrible position throughout the entire episode. The heroes are perfectly convinced they're pure evil.
18th Apr '16 11:05:40 AM Psi001
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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Frequently applied. The residents of [[SugarBowl The Land Of Dreams]] were usually docile and innocent beings that rarely caused their own personal conflicts or problems, thus events were usually extremely laid back until the Urpneys attacked. This also usually makes it VillainsActHeroesReact, though later occasions Rufus and Amberley would often be tasked with errands, making it more HeroesActVillainsHinder.

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Frequently applied. The residents of [[SugarBowl The Land Of Dreams]] were usually docile and innocent beings that rarely caused their own personal conflicts or problems, thus events were usually extremely laid back until the Urpneys attacked. This also usually makes it VillainsActHeroesReact, though in later occasions episodes Rufus and Amberley would often be tasked with errands, making it more HeroesActVillainsHinder.
18th Apr '16 11:02:27 AM Psi001
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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Frequently applied. The residents of [[SugarBowl The Land Of Dreams]] were usually docile and innocent beings that rarely caused their own personal conflicts or problems, thus events were usually extremely laid back until the Urpneys attacked.

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Frequently applied. The residents of [[SugarBowl The Land Of Dreams]] were usually docile and innocent beings that rarely caused their own personal conflicts or problems, thus events were usually extremely laid back until the Urpneys attacked. This also usually makes it VillainsActHeroesReact, though later occasions Rufus and Amberley would often be tasked with errands, making it more HeroesActVillainsHinder.
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