History WesternAnimation / TheDreamstone

8th Sep '17 8:30:44 AM Psi001
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* ZanyCartoon: The Urpney side of things at least is very offbeat and slapstick. Especially so by the fourth season where even the other characters start to get in on it.
4th Sep '17 6:16:50 AM Psi001
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* VillainExclusivityClause: The Urpneys.

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* VillainExclusivityClause: The Urpneys.Urpneys are always sent by Zordrak to steal the Dreamstone every episode. Later episodes establish more of a RoguesGallery, though the Urpneys are still always involved in some way.
4th Sep '17 12:56:55 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: The Urpneys.
14th Jul '17 12:00:07 PM Psi001
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* FauxAdventureStory: The feature length pilot was a fairly dark cartoon adventure revolved around the quest of the main hero, Rufus. Following this, the rest of the series steered the SympatheticPOV onto the {{Big Bad}}'s minions, the Urpneys and their totally ineffectual attempts on the heroes, making it more a slapstick VillainProtagonist story with Rufus a [[FlatCharacter fairly underplayed]] HeroAntagonist. Odd episodes tried to return to the original format, though it remained more mundane and villain-centric than the pilot.
23rd May '17 3:25:41 PM DrNoPuma
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* KingKoopaCopy: Zordrak is halfway between this trope and SatanicArchetype. He's an evil dragon overlord who lives in the desolate mountain of Viltheed, commands a large army of human/reptile creatures called Urpneys, and plans to take over the Land of Dreams. He also has spiky shoulder pads, glowing red eyes, a deep, gravelly voice, and magic powers at his disposal. He even kidnaps Amberley in the pilot!
5th May '17 1:11:12 PM Psi001
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* BlackComedyBurst: The show is largely a very whimsical and idealistic fantasy slapstick ... which also frequently deconstructs WhatMeasureIsAMook with morbid implications of torture, execution and other near-death situations befalling the {{Big Bad}}'s unwilling and GenreSavvy minions. The first season was particularly rampant with this, to the point it was very easy to root against the heroes.
17th Apr '17 11:31:13 AM Psi001
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* HeroesActVillainsHinder: Zordrak's entire motive most of the time is to ruin dreams the heroes are so devoted to creating for their world. Comically reconstructed in later episodes, often his Urpney minions' bungled schemes to do so would indirectly hinder any errand Rufus and Amberley were charged with.
9th Apr '17 9:50:26 AM DustSnitch
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** Pildit is {{Main/Jesus}}. He is killed by a landslide caused by Zordrak, is buried under the rocks by Rufus, and resurrects in time to save the heroes. He also has the power to singlehandedly defeat hordes of Urpneys, bring light to the darkness, and drive away the Argorribles like Jesus expelling evil spirits.

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** Pildit is {{Main/Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. He is killed by a landslide caused by Zordrak, is buried under the rocks by Rufus, and resurrects in time to save the heroes. He also has the power to singlehandedly defeat hordes of Urpneys, bring light to the darkness, and drive away the Argorribles like Jesus expelling evil spirits.
8th Apr '17 7:08:18 AM Psi001
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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 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 subject of the show's self aware humour. Later episodes try to tweak the plot and characters to find a middle ground.
20th Mar '17 7:14:54 PM Psi001
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* TookALevelInBadass: Zigzagged. Rufus and Amberley started off {{Badass Normal}}s in the pilot episode, but degenerated into incapable [[TheFool Fools]] by the time of Season Two. They had more or less reset back to their more competent forms by the end of Season Three.
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