History WesternAnimation / TheDreamstone

15th Jan '17 8:40:35 PM Psi001
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* WhamEpisode: "A Day Out" upgrades Zordrak's ambitions for the Dreamstone and has [[HeroAntagonist the Noops]] [[EarnYouHappyEnding labour for a victory]] for once. While episodes after revert back to the Urpney comedy, the Noops' boosted SympatheticPOV and [[NotSoHarmlessVillain slightly more challenging situations]] are often maintained.

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* WhamEpisode: "A Day Out" upgrades Zordrak's ambitions for the Dreamstone and has [[HeroAntagonist the Noops]] [[EarnYouHappyEnding [[EarnYourHappyEnding labour for a victory]] for once. While episodes after revert back to the Urpney comedy, the Noops' boosted SympatheticPOV and [[NotSoHarmlessVillain slightly more challenging situations]] are often maintained.
15th Jan '17 8:39:58 PM Psi001
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* WhamEpisode: "A Day Out" upgrades Zordrak's ambitions for the Dreamstone and has [[HeroAntagonist the Noops]] [[EarnYouHappyEnding labour for a victory]] for once. While episodes after revert back to the Urpney comedy, the Noops' boosted SympatheticPOV and [[NotSoHarmlessVillain slightly more challenging situations]] are often maintained.
13th Jan '17 11:14:30 AM Psi001
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season has a noticeably different feel from the others, the animation is much looser, and several characters are slightly different both in terms of design and personality and role (see ArtEvolution and {{Flanderization}}). Rather easy to compare since the opening titles (which use Season One's animation style and designs) are used unaltered throughout the entire series.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The first season has a noticeably different feel from the others, the animation is much looser, and several characters are slightly different both in terms of design and personality and role (see ArtEvolution and {{Flanderization}}). Rather easy to compare since the opening titles (which use Season One's animation style and designs) are used unaltered throughout the entire series.


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** In addition the existence of the Dreamstone and the Wut army are hidden from the Noop civilians in the pilot episode, while in all later episodes they are discussed nonchalantly, while the Wuts regularly interact with the village as if they have done so all along. Interestingly the plot point of a species' existence being kept secret for safety purposes is recycled with the Wottles.
7th Jan '17 3:15:53 PM DrNoPuma
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* VillainSong: * [[https://youtu.be/zjMJZWKYd8Q "War Song of the Urpneys"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' qualifies, despite usually only being used as [[{{Leitmotif}} background music]] for scenes involving the villains. However, it is actually performed in one episode as the titular {{Mooks}} are preparing their attack on the good guys' hometown. The lyrics are basically a BadassBoast in song form, like any good military march, that not only brag about how powerful the Urpneys are ([[IneffectualSympatheticVillain which is a lie]]), but also how they enjoy being evil (which is also a lie, that's the ''[[SoundtrackDissonance opposite]]'' of how the Urpneys [[BeingEvilSucks actually feel]].)

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* VillainSong: * [[https://youtu.be/zjMJZWKYd8Q "War Song of the Urpneys"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' qualifies, despite usually only being used as [[{{Leitmotif}} background music]] for scenes involving the villains. However, it is actually performed in one episode as the titular {{Mooks}} are preparing their attack on the good guys' hometown. The lyrics are basically a BadassBoast in song form, like any good military march, that not only brag about how powerful the Urpneys are ([[IneffectualSympatheticVillain which is a lie]]), but also how they enjoy being evil (which is also a lie, that's the ''[[SoundtrackDissonance opposite]]'' of how the Urpneys [[BeingEvilSucks actually feel]].)
7th Jan '17 3:15:12 PM DrNoPuma
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* VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftPdqLpslNY War Song of the Urpneys]] qualifies, despite usually only being used as [[{{Leitmotif}} background music]] for scenes involving the villains. However, it is actually performed in one episode as the titular {{Mooks}} are preparing their attack on the good guys' hometown.[[note]]However, they only perform the first verse. The linked video is simply a fan-made music video for the whole song.[[/note]] The lyrics are basically a BadassBoast in song form, like any good military march, that not only brag about how powerful the Urpneys are ([[IneffectualSympatheticVillain which is a lie]]), but also how they enjoy being evil (which is also a lie, that's actually the ''[[SoundtrackDissonance opposite]]'' of how the Urpneys [[BeingEvilSucks actually feel]].)

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* VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftPdqLpslNY War * [[https://youtu.be/zjMJZWKYd8Q "War Song of the Urpneys]] Urpneys"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' qualifies, despite usually only being used as [[{{Leitmotif}} background music]] for scenes involving the villains. However, it is actually performed in one episode as the titular {{Mooks}} are preparing their attack on the good guys' hometown.[[note]]However, they only perform the first verse. The linked video is simply a fan-made music video for the whole song.[[/note]] The lyrics are basically a BadassBoast in song form, like any good military march, that not only brag about how powerful the Urpneys are ([[IneffectualSympatheticVillain which is a lie]]), but also how they enjoy being evil (which is also a lie, that's actually the ''[[SoundtrackDissonance opposite]]'' of how the Urpneys [[BeingEvilSucks actually feel]].)
27th Dec '16 8:30:59 AM Psi001
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** Played more straight in "The Dark Side", after the Urpneys capture the heroes, they are attacked by another monster. [[FriendToAllLivingThings The Dream Maker]] negotiates with it in return for the Urpneys releasing them. (It's possibly subverted again however since both the episode and a later appearance imply the monster is docile).
** "Return Of The Nightmare Stone" also has a light example, with Urpgor directing the Noops to destroy the title stone in the BottomlessPit.

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** Played more straight in "The Dark Side", after the Urpneys capture the heroes, they are attacked by another monster. [[FriendToAllLivingThings The Dream Maker]] negotiates with it in return for the Urpneys releasing them. (It's [[note]]It's possibly subverted again however since both the episode and a later appearance imply the monster is docile).
docile and the Dream Maker tricked them into freeing him.[[/note]]
** "Return Of The Nightmare Stone" also has a light example, with Urpgor directing the Noops to destroy the title stone in the BottomlessPit.BottomlessPit after they are both imprisoned by Zordrak.
** "Horrible Argorrible" is an indirect case, since while the heroes and the Urpneys don't interact, they both want the Argorrible disposed of.
22nd Dec '16 2:31:58 PM Psi001
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* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: Seems to be in effect whenever the Urpneys are given a good dream. The heroes also use magic to win the war against them in "Megattack" this way (and keep them like this until "The Nightmare Stone").

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* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul:
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Seems to be in a temporary effect whenever the Urpneys are given a good dream. dream.
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The heroes also use magic rings of sorts to win the war against them in "Megattack" this way (and (and, unlike the dreams, keep them like this until "The Nightmare Stone").Stone").
** The Robobird was created by Urpgor so it's singing would cause this effect on the heroes, leading them to willingly hand the Dreamstone to it. It's music ironically only works on Urpneys (though Rufus dimly leads it to the stone anyway).
16th Dec '16 11:02:31 AM Psi001
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* MoralDissonance: The Land of Dreams is as messianic and good willed a population as they come. However they loathe the Urpneys as much as Zordrak for trying to ruin their dreams and [[DisproportionateRetribution often retaliate viciously if not sadistically]]. They have absolutely NoSympathy for the ones PressGanged into ruining them under threat of death either, they're ''all'' evil. Later episodes try to tone this treatment down (or at least justify it from their side) but their attitude, especially towards [[TheDragAlong Frizz and Nug]], still leans far more into PragmaticHero territory than the narrative suggests.
6th Dec '16 5:23:58 AM Psi001
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* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: After the pilot, the dynamic becomes far more laid back and buffoonish, with Zordrak and the Urpneys [[VillainDecay becoming completely ineffectual]] and Rufus and Amberley coming off more as {{Invincible Incompetent}}s in their efforts to defeat them. Odd episodes such as "Megattack" and "A Day Out" however revert to the more tense format of the first episode, with the villains being more devious and threatening and the Noops requiring genuine persistence and cunning to stop them.
7th Nov '16 3:53:27 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Pildit and the Wuts can mage with the best of them when push comes to shove, and Zordrak is 90's fantasy EvilOverlord at its best.
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