History WesternAnimation / TheDreamstone

24th Aug '16 11:56:28 AM Psi001
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* BystanderSyndrome: Zigzagged. Usually everything is left to Rufus and Amberley. The Dream Maker and the Wuts sometimes step in, though given [[InvincibleHero how easily they neutralise the villains]], [[{{Padding}} enough of the episode has to have played out first]].
24th Aug '16 11:26:36 AM Psi001
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* KafkaKomedy: Frizz and Nug are villains, but hardly malicious (or even willing) ones, though are the show's key {{Chew Toy}}s and pretty much everything around them tends to cause comical abuse for them somehow.

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* KafkaKomedy: None of their attempts to shirk from duties or plead their innocence ever stop Frizz and Nug are villains, but hardly malicious (or even willing) ones, though are from being PressGanged into schemes and [[VillainBallMagnet punished for being evil villains]] by the show's key {{Chew Toy}}s and pretty much everything around them tends to cause comical abuse for them somehow.heroes.
22nd Aug '16 11:48:29 AM fruitstripegum
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* AgelessBirthday: The Dreammaker, Spildit and Mr. Blossom all celebrate their birthdays during the show's run, but their ages are never stated.

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* AgelessBirthday: AgelessBirthdayEpisode: The Dreammaker, Spildit and Mr. Blossom all celebrate their birthdays during the show's run, but their ages are never stated.
21st Aug '16 1:14:30 PM fruitstripegum
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* AgelessBirthday: The Dreammaker, Spildit and Mr. Blossom all celebrate their birthdays during the show's run, but their ages are never stated.
7th Aug '16 2:19:49 PM Psi001
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* SeriousBusiness: Over dreams, as pretty much expected from a world aptly named the Sleeping World.

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* SeriousBusiness: Over dreams, as pretty much expected from a world aptly named the Sleeping World. It does become a second priority to Zordrak using the stone for much worse later on however.
5th Aug '16 4:50:44 AM Psi001
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* DumbassNoMore: Rufus and Amberley regularly saved the day, but originally more the result of the Urpneys' uselessness and their super powered allies. When these two points weren't evident, they usually came across as even more incompetent than their foes. By the third and fourth seasons however, they became more tactical and independent, able to outsmart even some NotSoHarmless plans on their own.

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* DumbassNoMore: Rufus and Amberley regularly saved the day, but originally more the result of the Urpneys' uselessness and their super powered allies. When these two points weren't evident, they usually came across as even more incompetent than their foes. By the third and fourth seasons however, they became more tactical and independent, able to outsmart even some NotSoHarmless plans on their own. Rufus also [[NiceJobBreakingItHero causes the Dreamstone's capture]] far less often.
3rd Aug '16 5:38:28 PM Psi001
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* DumbassNoMore: Rufus and Amberley regularly saved the day, but originally more the result of the Urpneys' uselessness and their super powered allies. When these two points weren't evident, they usually came across as even more incompetent than their foes. By the third and fourth seasons however, they became more tactical and independent, able to outsmart even some NotSoHarmless plans on their own.
21st Jul '16 2:14:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Can be considered something of one to the Sisyphean formula of most slapstick cartoons such as ''LooneyTunes'' where the villain's stubborn zeal leads to endless defeats by the hero. In' 'The Dreamstone'', the Urpneys are cowards GenreSavvy to being outmatched, and spend each episode trying to avoid getting forced by their BadBoss into another scrape with the heroes (who doll as much punishment as in the standard formula). The action formula is otherwise played straight however, making it an IndecisiveDeconstruction.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Can be considered something of one to the Sisyphean formula of most slapstick cartoons such as ''LooneyTunes'' where the villain's stubborn zeal leads to endless defeats by the hero. In' 'The Dreamstone'', the Urpneys are cowards GenreSavvy used to being outmatched, and spend each episode trying to avoid getting forced by their BadBoss into another scrape with the heroes (who doll as much punishment as in the standard formula). The action formula is otherwise played straight however, making it an IndecisiveDeconstruction.



* GenreSavvy: Blob's two underlings, Frizz and Nug, are completely incompetent, yet have an uncharacteristic grasp of FridgeLogic and tend to [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on some of the more bizarre and dangerous things they end up involved with.
--> '''Frizz:''' [[IWarnedYou I told you it wouldn't work...]]
** They're not ''entirely'' incompetent - they've actually had more success at getting their hands on the Dreamstone than any Urpneys in the past, they just have rather a lot of difficulty keeping it once they get it. Also, they can do some extraordinary things under pressure, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FmhIPnpAc&feature=related building a complex and serviceable garbage catapault out of junk]].
** They are however Genre Savvy enough to ''know'' they are incompetent, tending to spend the entire episode trying to get out of their mission or at the very least try to lose in a manner that's as quick and painless as possible.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: While Frizz and Nug never quite managed to elevate to this status, Zordrak has a couple odd moments. In "The Nightmare Stone" the Noop civilians try to distract the villains with a battle while Rufus and Amberley steal the title stone. Zordrak quickly gets suspicious and monitors the stone, sending the Urpneys to capture the two as they arrive (he did not suspect [[TheStarscream Urpgor]] taking it afterwards however).
*** After first getting his hands on his stone, Zordrak drops it into the Frazznats' pit, where Rufus still manages to retrieve it. The second time round, he learns from this error and orders the stone to be destroyed immediately.



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: The show comes off as such due to the Urpney scenes, which mock the SeriousBusiness formula of 80s/90s cartoons and treat [[WhatMeasureIsAMook the Urpneys']] [[TrappedInVillainy doomed situation]] as genuinely tragic ([[{{Dramedy}} despite it's comedic execution]]). The heroes themselves however play the formula totally and utterly straight and inexplicably treat the Urpneys' anti climatic threats with unironic tension, meanwhile always being treated as right and almost never mocked by the show's GenreSavvy humour. Later episodes try to tweak the plot to find a middle ground.

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: The show comes off as such due to the Urpney scenes, which mock the SeriousBusiness formula of 80s/90s cartoons and treat [[WhatMeasureIsAMook the Urpneys']] [[TrappedInVillainy doomed situation]] as genuinely tragic ([[{{Dramedy}} despite it's comedic execution]]). The heroes themselves however play the formula totally and utterly straight and inexplicably treat the Urpneys' anti climatic threats with unironic tension, meanwhile always being treated as right and almost never mocked by the show's GenreSavvy humour. Later episodes try to tweak the plot to find a middle ground.



** Character specific example. While the show quickly became more comedic, the heroes still usually played their part seriously and utterly straight. By Season Four however, Rufus and Amberley are noticeably quirkier, and more susceptible to slapstick and GenreSavvy wisecracks similar to the Urpneys.

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** Character specific example. While the show quickly became more comedic, the heroes still usually played their part seriously and utterly straight. By Season Four however, Rufus and Amberley are noticeably quirkier, and more susceptible to slapstick and GenreSavvy wisecracks similar to the Urpneys.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Zigzagged. Most of the villains mock the heroes despite their competence over them, except for Frizz and Nug, [[GenreSavvy who know damn well they're outmatched and spend almost every episode trying to avoid direct confrontation.]]

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Zigzagged. Most of the villains mock the heroes despite their competence over them, except for Frizz and Nug, [[GenreSavvy who know damn well they're outmatched and spend almost every episode trying to avoid direct confrontation.]]
9th Jul '16 5:09:38 PM Psi001
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Literally. Most battles could likely be halted quite willingly by either side, if not for either Frizz and Nug never trying to just explain they are TrappedInVillainy and want out anyway or the heroes being too incensed by their unwilling shenanigans to notice.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Literally. Most The ongoing battles could likely be halted quite willingly by either side, if not for against Blob's team seem to commence solely because either Frizz and Nug never trying try to just explain they are TrappedInVillainy and want out anyway TheDragAlong or because the heroes being are too incensed by their unwilling shenanigans to notice.notice. Given how much the former hate their job, it's liable this is the only thing preventing them making a HeelFaceTurn.
9th Jul '16 5:04:48 PM Psi001
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Literally. Most battles could likely be halted quite willingly by either side, if not for either Frizz and Nug never trying to just explain they are TrappedInVillainy and want out anyway or the heroes being too incensed by their unwilling shenanigans to notice.
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