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->''"He's cool, he's hot, like a frozen sun''\\
''He's young, he's fast, he's the [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]]''\\
''People,we're not braggin' ''\\
''He's the [[TitleDrop American Dragon]]!"''
--> -- ''' Opening theme song'''

'''''American Dragon: Jake Long''''' (2005-2007) was a DisneyChannel cartoon about a young teenager growing up in a world full of weird goings-on.

OK, so that's almost ''all'' Disney Channel cartoons. More specifically, Jake Long is the "American Dragon", a cocky, brash youngster with the power to shapeshift into his reptilian alter-ego, serving as a sort of {{superhero}} for the magical creatures that [[{{Masquerade}} live in secret]] (Harry-Potter-style) in the human world.

Each episode is usually focused on completing a task brought on by his supernatural responsibility, and the conflict it brings with his personal life at school. His grandfather, who also has dragon powers, serves as his mentor and teacher. The series makes extensive use of fantasy and folklore creatures the world over, often with subtle twists for comedy purposes.

The biggest running plot lines are Jake's budding crush/romance with a girl named Rose, and his battles with a shadowy villain named The Huntsman and his sidekick [[strike:Thorn]] Huntsgirl, leaders of The Huntsclan.

Other recurring antagonists include Professor Rotwood, a German [=PhD=] who was discredited as a scientist for believing in the supernatural, and was forced to become a junior high school teacher (who, ironically, sees many of the supernatural events that happen around Jake) and Eli Excelsior Pandarus, a celebrity wizard and mystical equivalent to a CorruptCorporateExecutive, and Dark Dragon, reportedly the only of his kind to ever go bad.

The show's second season comes with a major overhaul of the design and style of the series, spearheaded by producer Steve Loter (also of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''). As of the end of season one, Rose now knows Jake's identity, but her real loyalty is still a matter of debate. As of the end of season two, Rose and Jake share a kiss and Jake's father finds out the family secret.

The series was canceled in fall 2007 after a run of 52 episodes. A similar premise exists in the Creator/CartoonNetwork show ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''.
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!!This show contains examples of:
* AcademyOfEvil: The Huntsclan Academy.
* AchillesHeel: Sphinx Hair for dragons. Usually, it is only used to force dragons back into their human forms, but the episode "Bite Father, Bite Son" suggests that Sphinx Hair is far more dangerous than that, and might even be fatal if dragons are exposed to it for too long.
* {{Adorkable}}: Spud.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Also Spud.
* AlphaBitch: Olivia's a grade-school variant. Also an EvilRedhead.
* AncientConspiracy: The Huntsclan.
* AnAesop: "The Doppleganger Gang" highlights the importance of time management.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Haley. However, she does get a bit of character development. By the end of the second season, she and Jake are on more understanding terms.
* ArtEvolution: A permanent redesign of the characters and style starting in season 2, reminiscent of ''TheProudFamily''. Though a rather jarring one too as most of the characters shifted heights out of the blue (Chang whose human form was miniature like Grandpa in the first season and suddenly human height in the second) or appearance that put a bit more emphasis on their personality (The Oracle Twins, Pandarus, etc). To say the least it was rather polarizing to the fans of the show considering this is all still one big continuity.
* AsHimself: Monty Hall voices himself in two episodes. See TheCameo below.
* AsianAirhead: Jasmine is Jake's Soul Sucking Stealing Date in "Dragon Breath"
* AsianAndNerdy: Subverted. Despite being half Chinese, Jake is obsessed with hip hop culture. Does Haley count as nerdy?
* {{Auction}}
* BabyTalk: Rose mocks Jake in this way in "Ski Trip".
-->'''Rose''': Aww, is the big, bad blizzard wind too much for your wittle dwagon fire?
* BackFromTheDead: One episode focuses on The Huntsman trying to resurrect Huntsclan soldiers that have passed away with a magical beetle. [[spoiler: When Jake makes it so that The Huntsman can't finish the spell, the hunters die once again]]. Done again with Jake's blood [[spoiler: resurrecting The Dark Dragon.]]
* BadassNormal: Rose. Pretty much the entire Huntsclan, really, but when a fourteen-year-old girl built like a drinking straw is fighting huge firebreathing dragons to a standstill know you don't want to get on her bad side.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: "Being Human"]]. Sure, Jake is safe and [[spoiler: Chang and Bananas B get trapped in a cave, but they still succeed in their goal of resurrecting The Dark Dragon]].
* BerserkButton: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Strigoi]] pushed Mr. Long's when they hurt Jake in "Bite Father, Bite Son".
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: Jake's father and the Tooth Fairy. The first, when he sees his son in danger, gave a run for their money to the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Strigoi]] and ''pushed the Jersey's Devil off a cliff'', the second, in ''Hong Kong Knights'', [[spoiler: killed the Dark Dragon for [[BerserkButton ruining her dress]] by throwing i-beams at him with a crane]].
* BigBad: The Huntsman.
* BiggerBad: The Dark Dragon.
* BilingualBonus: "Long" is the Mandarin word for "Dragon".
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: The Mark of the Huntsclan.
* BittersweetEnding: "Homecoming", "Hong Kong Longs".
* BlackBestFriend: Trixie.
* BloodlessCarnage: Averted in "Being Human" with a cut to Jake's arm and the blood also later appearing dripping from a hook because it was needed as a plot device.
** Played completely straight in the series finale when Rose slices off the tip of The Dark Dragon's tail with her Huntsclan staff.
* BraggingThemeTune: Which also happens to contain a BoastfulRap in both versions.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done by Fu Dog throughout the ChristmasEpisode.
-->'''Fu Dog''': Hey there, kids. If you haven't guessed by now, this is the American Dragon Hokey Holiday Special. Like all holiday specials, it's about family, togetherness--blah, blah, blah and all that other sappy garbage. Alright, let's get on with the main titles before I hurl egg nog all over the snow right here.
* BrickJoke: At the beginning of "Bring It On", Professor Rotwood was escorting students through the museum when he accidentally broke a statue. He quickly told the students they saw nothing. Neither him nor the incident have been mentioned again until the end credits, when he phoned his mother for bail money because he was arrested for it.
* ButNotTooForeign: Jake.
* CaptainErsatz: Nigel is one of Harry Potter. And possibly [[{{Negima}} Negi]].
* TheCameo: [[LetsMakeADeal Monty Hall]] as himself -- ''as a bad guy'' (one of Pandarus's flunkies). Later gets fired and is seen drinking away his troubles in a malt shop.
-->'''Monty Hall''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny C'mon! Monty's got a big bowl of pain behind door number three!]]
** Also [[{{Fillmore}} Ingrid Third]] can be seen briefly in a crowd scene in ''Halloween Bash.''
* CatchPhrase: "Awwwwww, ''man''!"
** "Dragon '''up'''!"
* ChekhovsGun: The photo of Jake and Rose at the school dance from the episode "Dragon Breath". In the series finale, [[spoiler: it restores Rose's memories of her relationship with Jake and her life in the Huntsclan]].
* TheChosenMany: Jake is one of many dragons from all around the world, giving a new meaning to "American Dragon".
** I also seem to recall that during a meet up with the rest of the dragons, Jake even got a bunch of crap for the position of American Dragon being brand new.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* ChristmasEpisode: Jake has to thwart the potential rampage of a bunch of sasquatches tear-assing through New York City, when one of their babies is stranded on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Rose's twin sister appeared as a baby in a flashback and was completely forgotten about by the time Rose found her parents.
** [[WordOfGod According to the creators]], her sister's whereabouts was going to be a/the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen main focus of season three]].
* CityOfAdventure: Most episodes stick to New York, but there are field trips.
* CliffHanger: Quite a few:
** ''Body Guard Duty'': [[spoiler: "You should keep that in mind when you find out the dark, awful truth about Rose"]].
** ''The Rotwood Files'': [[spoiler: Rotwood tricks Jake into revealing himself as a dragon and vows to expose him one day]].
** ''Being Human'': [[spoiler: Chang's spell works and The Dark Dragon comes BackFromTheDead]].
** YMMV, but ''Half Baked'' might as well.
* ClipShow: A montage of clips from the past season is used over the end credits of the final episode.
* CoolOldGuy: Grandpa.
* CrashIntoHello: How Jake and Rose first meet.
* CreepyCrossdresser: The two goblins disguised as teen girls in "Body Guard Duty". However, Frank, the one with a blonde wig and sandals, took it too far.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: when the Jersey Devil attacked Jake, Mr. Long mistook it for a bear and ''threw it down of a cliff''.
* CryptidEpisode: TheJerseyDevil is a MonsterOfTheWeek.
* CrystalSkull
* CutLexLuthorACheck: A crazy dogcatcher once captured Fu and tried to turn him and many other dogs into dog food. When she was about to make Fu into dog food, Fu revealed to her that he could talk out of desperataion, hoping she would let him live in order to try and make money off him. But because she's crazy she doesn't care that he can talk and just carries on with her original plan.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The second season is arguably darker than the first, complete with child abduction and onscreen genocide, although it is [[NeverSayDie pulled off in a more "family friendly" way]].
* DatingCatwoman: Jake and Rose in the second season.
* {{Deconstruction}}: To a certain extent. See WhatTheHellHero.
* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: in the second season, Rose was convinced by the Huntsman that her parents had died when she was a baby, but in the episode "Dreamscape", it was revealed that [[spoiler:she was actually taken from them by the Huntsclan]].
* DinosaursAreDragons: Jake's magic-hunting teacher Mr..(I mean Prof.) Rotwood had the theory that dragons were evolutions of the dinosaurs. Being the American Dragon, Jake knew this was a bunch of hooey.
* DirtyCoward: Bananas B.
* DisneyVillainDeath: The JerseyDevil.
** Maximinus from the episode "Supernatural Tuesday" gets one as well, although actually see his body after he lands.
* TheDitz: Spud.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The "Hong Kong Longs" plot with Jake and Rose bares several similarities with the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans episode "Things Change". Of course, the former has a much better ending than the latter.
* DontFearTheReaper: While the Grim Reaper looks terrifying when you first see him, he is actually shown to be a talented prankster and is shown to be a fairly caring guy.
* DownerEnding: "Ski Trip", "The Hunted" and "The Love Cruise" all end on a depressing note.
** The irony in "Ski Trip" and "The Love Cruise" endings were that both episodes were set on Valentines Day.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang
* DumbassTeenageSon: Jake.
* EducationThroughPyrotechnics: Jake and Spud blow up the Huntsclan Academy lab while trying to brew a potion of dragon slaying.
* EpicFail: Episode 1 shows a series of {{Description Cut}}s of Jake getting his butt kicked by magical creatures. The last group? ''Pixies''.
* EvilIsHammy: The Dark Dragon reveals what a LargeHam he is in the series finale.
-->'''The Dark Dragon''': You have no idea of MY DARK POWERS!
** It helps that his Voice Actor is Creator/ClancyBrown.
* EvilLaugh: The Huntsman, The Dark Dragon and Eli Pardarus all have one. Pandarus' and The Dark Dragon's laughs are both [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Spud.
* EvilSorcerer: Eli Panderas.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: The Huntsgirl once pulled this on Jake.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Bananas B]].
* FakingTheDead: How [[spoiler: Jake escapes the Huntsclan Academy after he]] is captured.
* FantasticRacism: The Huntsclan's hatred for dragons and other magical creatures. Likewise, The Dark Dragon and Chang's hatred for humans.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The Huntsclan use energy-shooting melee weapons that are designed to not look anything like real weapons. (This aspect is reduced in the season two overhaul)
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Although the show abides by the law known as NeverSayDie, that doesn't mean that a magical creature's animated guts raining down on Jake and Haley after bursting is family friendly.
* FoodChainOfEvil: While dragons aren't any more evil than a human being, the series does have the Stragori, vampires that only feed on dragon blood.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Rose, to Jake: "You can't save me."]]
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: "Halloween Bash".
* FreakyFridayFlip: A MagicMirror does this to Jake and his little sister Haley, in "Switcheroo." AnAesop follows.
** At the end of a Season 1 episode, when the Nix had been defeated, Jake thought all sucked spirits returned to their respective bodies but it was revealed that Trixie and Spud ended up in each other's bodies. It's unclear how they returned to their respective bodies, if they remember it or if they were the only ones to face a body swap back then.
* FrozenFace: In the vampire episode, Spud tries his best to make the son of a prominent restaurant critic laugh while working at his mother's restaurant, and is horrified when the kid ''literally'' doesn't bat an eyelash at his antics. He finds out the next day that [[spoiler: the kid had just come from the dentist and his facial muscles were numbed up so he couldn't smile, but he told his dad (the critic) that he had had "the best day ever", which got Spud's restaurant a glowing review.]]
* GeniusDitz: Jake's friend Spud is something of a computer savant, even though he acts more like TheStoner skate rat than a classic nerd.
** Although Spud has gone on record to say he invokes this trope. An example is when Jake asked him to ace a test for him, he stopped goofing off, took Jake's test, answered EVERY question right then went back to goofing.
--> " know, '''all work and no play''' is just as bad as '''all play and no work'''. I wanna be the middle ground."
* GirlNextDoor: Rose, at start of the series.
* {{Goth}}: Kara of the Oracle Twins.
* GranolaGirl: Sara of the Oracle Twins.
* SexySantaDress: On the chorus line during the ChristmasEpisode.
* HappilyEverAfter: YMMV, as although Rose remembers her memories with Jake and she kisses him in front of his whole family, Jake must leave for New York while Rose stays in Hong Kong, not that a long distance relationship is impossible.
* HeelFaceTurn: Rose. Although he was never evil, Fu Dog also qualifies.
* HermeticMagic: Most types, but mostly Fu Dog's alchemy and the dragons' inherent gifts.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Subverted with Rose.]]
* HugeGirlTinyGuy: Rose is taller than Jake.
* TheHunter: Also The Huntsclan.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Huntsclan always hunt something, but episode "The Hunted" puts Jake and four other creatures as the quarry in a traditional clan hunting ceremony.
* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}s
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jake in "Being Human".
** This applies to Rose as well.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Spud in "Shaggy Frog".
* IronicEcho: "Ack! What a major oopsie I have committed!"
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even though he's lost Rose, at the end of "Homecoming", Jake is willing to move on because he knows that Rose is safe and happy.
-->'''Jake''': You too, Rose. Happy Homecoming.
* InconvenientItch: From the ChristmasEpisode.
-->'''Jake''': Stun ray. Can't move. Nose itches.
* InfantImmortality: While played straight with 88 and 89, yeah...[[FridgeHorror about all of those kids at the Huntsclan Academy...]]
* JiveTurkey: Jake's street lingo gets pretty thick in the first season, though it's toned down in the second.
** As a nice touch, it gets thickest just when he's about to screw up because of his own overconfidence. When he starts taking things seriously and gets things done, his dialogue tones down accordingly.
** This is supposedly a reference to first or second generation Asian Americans embracing US culture. His alternative is to act like Grandpa.
** It also gets a LampshadeHanging in "Switcheroo" when Haley calls it "unbearable hip-hop slang from five years ago".
* KickMePrank: "Family Business" had Fu Dog try to pull this trick on Marty, only for it fail and for him to notice that he had a sign on his back that read, "Kick Me Harder"
* LastMinuteHookup: Jake and Rose. They were together in Season 2 for a little while before Jake's Grandpa told Rose to break up with Jake if she really cares about him. They get back together in the finale.
* LeftHanging: While [[spoiler: The Huntsclan and The Dark Dragon are permanently defeated]], it is obvious that "Hong Kong Longs" was not a planned finale. The fate of Jake and Rose's relationship is left ambiguous, Chang was spared so she could [[DragonAscendant make a comeback]], Rose's twin was never seen (a plot point specifically mentioned to have been planned for Season 3), and for pretty much every question that was answered by the end of the final episode, a new question only rose to take its place.
* LetsGetDangerous: Jake tends to tone down his JiveTurkey tendencies when he buckles down to the day, but only [[WhamEpisode rarely]] does he get pissed off enough to drop it altogether.
* LittleMissBadass: Hayley, being that young, can already tap into her dragon powers.
* LimitedWardrobe
* LivingWithTheVillain: Jake and Rose. Even provides the page quote.
* LovePotion: Cupid's arrows in "The Love Cruise".
* LoveTriangle: Spud, Nigel and Stacey in "Furious Jealousy" and Jake, Rose and Danika in "Being Human" and "The Hong Kong Longs".
* {{Masquerade}}
* MadeOfIndestructium: {{Unicorn}} horn.
* MagicPants: When dragons [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change]] into their dragon forms, their clothes disappear and reappear when they change back to human form.
-->'''Jonathan''': I have another question. Just bugging me; [[LampshadeHanging when they turn into dragons, what happens to their clothes?]]
* MeaningfulName: Long = Dragon in Chinese. (Amusingly, it's his Anglo father's side of the family. Sure, he once claimed to also be of Chinese descent but, his basis for such a claim are questionable not only for the fact he doesn't look Asian)
** Fred Nerk, the Australian Dragon. "Fred Nerk" is a placeholder name used by Australians just like "John Doe" is used by Americans.
* MilitaryBrat: Trixie. Her father is an air force officer stationed in Greenland.
* MixAndMatchCritter: The Krylock, half-serpent and half-scorpion.
** Also the chimera, with three heads from different creatures.
* TheMole: Chang while spying on the dragons for the Dark Dragon and Rose while spying on the Huntsclan for the dragons.
* MultipleHeadCase: The two-headed girl from "Something's Fishy this way Comes."
* [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazis By Any Other Name]]: The Huntsclan.
* NearVillainVictory: "Homecoming".
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles
* NeverSayDie: The Huntsclan is "destroyed" by a magic wish, with all members inexplicably rising into the air and disappearing.
** Except for [[ThoseTwoBadGuys 88]] and [[PluckyComicRelief 89]], who [[InfantImmortality quit just in time to save themselves.]]
* NoodleIncident: In "Jake Takes the Cake", the bride and actress Jasma Sancere mentions she was once kidnapped by [[AmazonBrigade Amazons]].
* NotBrainwashed: Stacy appears to be under the influence of a [[LovePotion love spell]], but it turns out that there was no spell and she actually likes Spud.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: When Spud first saw a holographic image of a krylock, he tried to invoke the trope for them but, once the image tried to sting him, Spud said there were really evil.
* {{Not So Harmless Villain}}s: 88 and 89.
* TheObiWan: Lao Shi.
* ObviouslyEvil: Chang. She is such a vindictive witch that, when it was revealed that she was TheMole, most likely a small few were surprised.
* OfficialCouple: Jake and Rose. They end up together in the season two finale (which ended up being the series finale).
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: A byproduct of magical influence, especially in episodes like "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Haley Gone Wild]]".
* OpeningShoutOut: "Being Human" has two: Spud singing the first few lines of the theme song at the beginning and later when Haley imagines herself as the new American Dragon.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: As well as [[{{Flight}} flying]] and [[BreathWeapon breathing fire]], they can also [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] to and from human form (or just independant body parts) and even a few other forms, have [[AbsurdlySharpBlade razor sharp claws]], SuperStrength [[SuperSenses super hearing and eyesight]] as well as night vision and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking their breath stinks when going through puberty]]. Also their AchillesHeel is a spot just behind their ear and their KryptoniteFactor is Sphinx hair.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The mermaids are shown to have green skin and slither upright on their tails on land, but are generally traditional-type.
* PantyShot: Haley Long has two in "Dragon Breath" and "Switcheroo"
* PapaWolf: Jake's dad in ''The Long Weekend''
* ParentalBonus: In one episode, two gremlins say "[[SaturdayNightLive Makin' copies!]]"
* PluckyComicRelief: Spud, Fu Dog and Huntsboys #88 and #89.
* PrescienceIsPredictable
* ProWrestlingEpisode: "Ring Around the Dragon".
* ProphecyTwist: Two (actually more if you bother to keep count) prophecies were twisted in "Body Guard Duty". The first one stated Trixie and Spud would "tie the knot", much to Trixie's horror. The second was that Jake would be hit by a boulder and it didn't help that the prophecy specified how fast the boulder would be. At Ogre Bowl, an ogre threw a boulder that hit Jake at the specified speed, thus fulfilling the prophecy. However, Jake was flying at a slightly slower speed and it didn't hurt him. At the end of the episode, Spud's shoe was untied and Trixie tied it, meaning the prediction about them tying the knot wasn't about marriage.
** In a smaller scale, it was predicted to a nerd somebody would take the last pudding at the cafeteria from him (which didn't surprise him). It was Jake who did it to offer it to Rose. Also, it was predicted chocolate would be spilled at Spud's milk. Trying to defy the prophecy, he took his milk outside the school, where it was unlikely to happen, and a truckload of chocolate crashed, spilling some of its contents into Spud's milk.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: Chang and Jake's grandpa used to be an item, based on a horrifying photo of them from the age of disco.
* PungeonMaster: Fu Dog is so fond of puns that in episodes like "The Egg" and "Dragon Summit", this is more or less all he does.
* PuppyDogEyes: Fu Dog '''invented''' this trick.
* PutOnABus: Rose, thanks to ExecutiveMeddling.
* PuttingOnTheReich: In Season Two, members of the Huntsclan have the Huntsclan symbol on the upper arm area of their uniforms. Anyone reminded of a swastika?
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Huntsman in his Season One character design.
* ReverseMole: Rose fits this trope in the episode "Homecoming".
* SassyBlackWoman: Trixie.
* SchoolPlay: ''Romeo and Juliet'' variant, ''Antony and Cleopatra''
* SecretChaser: Rottwood.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Both Jake and Rose suffer from this during their DatingCatwoman phase (before they learn each others' identities), in spite of so much glaring evidence that even secondary characters are getting wary.
* ShoutOut: Haley is named after after Eminem's daughter Halie Jade.
** Does Fu Dog's costume in the ChristmasEpisode remind you of [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a certain snowman]]?
** Personality-wise, Sun Park is ''very'' similar to [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Miss Grotke]].
** Those poisoned with Krylock venom [[Franchise/{{Alien}} grow an extra mouth on their tongues.]]
* SquirrelsInMyPants: In "Dragon Summit", Jake goes through this during the Test of Wisdom in Battle when his challengers, Brownies, crawl up his pants while he was talking to Lao Shi
* StarCrossedLovers: Jake and Rose.
* SwappedRoles: In "Being Human" Haley temporarily takes Jake's place as the American Dragon and finds out how stressful it is.
* TakenForGranite: the Gorgons.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: The Dark Dragon]] tries to do this to [[spoiler: Jake and Rose]] in "The Hong Kong Longs" as he's being sucked into a magical portal.
* TalkingAnimal: Fu Dog, an 600 year-old Shar Pei with a Jersey accent.
** Also, Yan Yan, a one-shot villainess and Fu personal nemesis.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Using pink for Haley's dragon form.
* ThePowerOfLove: Jake and Rose. Jake wished that Rose was never taken by the Huntsclan, but then she remembers everything when she sees the photo of her and Jake from a dance. The reason is ThePowerOfLove.
* ThreeAmigos
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: #88 and #89.
* TimeTravelEpisode: "Hero of the Hourglass".
* ToiletHumor: A lot of reviewers complained about the prominence of fart jokes in the pilot. What most of them don't know is that [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney mandated them]] because of a spectacularly bad test episode (that wasn't even written by the series writers!) which only drew laughs from said fart joke.
* TokenTrio: A bit of a departure from the norm, but it still fits.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Oracle Twins: Kara and Sara, respectively.
* TonightSomeoneDies: The promo for "Homecoming" did this.
* TooDumbToLive: Arguably Jake for not figuring out Rose's identity
* TotallyRadical: Given a LampshadeHanging in the FreakyFriday ep.
* UnscrupulousHero: Rose. [[spoiler: Saving the Magical World by committing an act of genocide]] cements her as this.
* VillainBall: The Huntsman suffers from this at the end of "Homecoming".
* VillainsOutShopping: In the ChristmasEpisode, #88 and #89 go to a mall (in full Huntsclan uniform) and try to decide between getting The Huntsman [[CrowningMomentOfFunny an easy bake oven or a stuffed potato as a present]].
* TheVoice: Trixie's grandmother.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WaxOnWaxOff: Some of Grandpa's training techniques.
* WhamEpisode: "Homecoming"
** "Dreamscape" as well. Who would have thought that [[spoiler: The Huntsman kidnapped Rose at birth]]?
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Huntsmaster, we have a new initiate]].
** [[spoiler: "The destruction of all Huntsclan!"]]
* WhatTheHellHero: While being a good guy, Jake is by no means perfect. [[AntiHero He's arrogant, self-conscious, goofs off, skives off training, does poorly in school, abuses his power every once in a while, sometimes directly endangers his family and friends, and generally half the crap that happens to him is entirely self-inflicted]].
** [[JustifiedTrope He's also a thirteen year old boy saddled with power, enormous responsibility and peril that would crush most people]]. Furthermore, he has few adult mentors (the dragon powers skipped his mom's generation)) and his line of duty costs him most of his social life, as well as [[spoiler: his girlfriend ([[DatingCatwoman three]] [[ForYourOwnGood times]], [[PutOnABus actually]])]].
** So much so that he purposely sabotages himself to have his dragon chi removed for a week to enjoy his middle school graduation. His over-achieving sister is stuck with the burden and she starts falling at the seams. She [[CallingTheOldManOut defends her brother's choice]] when Lao Shi finds out by listing the difficulties of being the American Dragon before delving into the personal problems it caused Jake (namely not able to relate to his dad that much and losing Rose ''twice''. All in all, he's handling this job hell of a lot better than could realistically be expected.
* WokFu: In one episode, Jake and Haley in dragon form fight against a trio of demons released on Chinese New Year. One of the places they fight the demons is in a Chinese restaurant, albeit for only a few seconds.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Rose's SecretIdentity's name change from Thorn to Huntsgirl.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After using the Aztec Guardian Serpent to track down Jake and one of the missing Aztec Skulls, The Huntsman kills it, telling its steaming body that its job is done.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: In "Halloween Bash". Also with Jake's photos of himself in "Professor Rotwood's Thesis".
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