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''Argai: The Prophecy'' (Original title: ''Argaï: La Prophétie'') is a 26-episode French animated series created in 2000, in which [[PettingZooPeople all characters are anthropomorphized]].

Year 2075. The {{evil| overlord}} [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dark]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] is ruling with an iron fist on what is a CrapsackWorld, from her levitating base located on top of [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. She's immortal, as throughout time, [[PoweredByAForsakenChild she has stolen the youth of several maidens, and keeps them in eternal sleep to maintain the effects of her immortality]]. But back in 1250, she stole the youth of [[ProperLady sweet and beautiful]] Angèle, who happens to be the fiancée of Prince Argaï, [[TheHero the protagonist]].

This guy, who's one hell of a {{Determinator}}, goes then on a journey to save his beloved, and engulfed in a lightning flash, finds himself transported to New York City in 2075. He then meets private detective Oscar Lightbulb, his assistant Barnaby and their secretary Miss Moon. They decide to help Argaï, and discover that a book of prophecies details the antidote, as well as the 13 ingredients needed to create it, that would take out Angèle of her slumber, and thus at the same time save Angèle and destroy Queen Orial. They get a hand on the book and [[GenreSavvy have the wise move of making a copy of it by scanning it]], before Queen Orial steals the original from them. Now starts a quest throught time to gather the antidote's ingredients, with Queen Orial knowing their every next move.

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!!''Argaï: The Prophecy'' provides examples of:

* AcePilot: Captain Billy, who happens to be a child. [[UniversalDriversLicence He can pilot anything in the universe that flies]].
* AllForNothing: Without Angele, making the antidote is pointless.
* AlliterativeName and RepetitiveName: Moony Moon.
* AmbitionIsEvil: The Dark Queen.
* AncientTomb: [[spoiler:The second ingredient, the Pharaoh's Amulet,]] is in one.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Oscar Lightbulb tries this with the Dark Queen.
* ArrangedMarriage: Argai promises Angele that they'll get married after the war ends.
* BackForTheFinale: Almost all good characters from throughout the series.
* BackFromTheDead: Hugsley Barns. [[spoiler:He drowns in 1250 and since people can only die in their own time, he comes back alive and well in 2075.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BadFuture: What is 2075 ruled by Queen Orial now known as the Dark Queen.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BecomingTheMask: Oscar's friend Hector, who the police thinks he studies dreams, but really does brain research and has a machine that can erase certain memories from one's head.
* BerserkButton:
** Argai was not very fond of learning his beloved Angele was enchanted. And he doesn't like when people make fun of him.
** The Dark Queen after much failure, decides to destroy entire places.
* BigApplesauce: A good portion of the series takes place in New York City.
* BigBad: The Dark Queen.
* BigDamnHeroes
* {{Big No}}s
* BlackKnight: In Chapter XVIII, the Dark Queen dresses like that and challenges Argai to a death tournament. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Little did she know, she did the heroes a favour by doing so]].
* BloodlessCarnage: Most of the time.
* BookcasePassage: Few appear in the series.
* BookEnds: In the first and last episode, a lightning strikes inside the monastery. Prince Argai says that everything started in the monastery and there it will end.
* BoyMeetsGirl[=/=]MeetCute: Jason and Moony.
* BurnTheWitch: In Chapter XIII, while deciding punishments for Argai, the Dark Queen refuses to burn him since she says that this is punishment for witches, not for princes.
* TheBusCameBack: Many of the characters the heroes met in previous episodes, appear in the last few episodes of the series.
* CapturedByCannibals: Our heroes in Chapter VII.
* CarnivoreConfusion: In one episode, a pig person is cooking a normal pig.
* CaveMouth: In Chapter XIII, after running away from a crocodile, Oscar and Moony ended up going inside a skull-shaped tunnel.
* ChekhovsGun: The blind man stealing Barnaby's futuristic stuff, including his phone, which led to the Dark Queen taking it from him, which allowed our heroes to contact Queen Orial to [[DealWithTheDevil offer her a deal]] [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse she can't refuse]].
** Also the 3 items [[NatureSpirit Kargal]] gave Oscar and Moony in Chapter XIII.
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunmen]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Master Wang's ability to transport anyone (even himself) into the place he or she is thinking of. This comes very handy in the last episode, in which he transports himself from Asia to [=TirLoch=], and then transports Argai into the Dark Queen's spaceship so he can find Angele.
* TheChiefsDaughter: In Chapter XVI.
* CityOfAdventure: New York.
* CityOfCanals: Chapther XI titled "Venice submerged".
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: A lot of dangerous climbing happens in the series.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The bar manager in 1250 thinks Moony is this after she tells him their time travelling adventure.
* CostumePorn
* CrapsackWorld: What Earth has become by 2075.
* DarkIsEvil
* DealWithTheDevil
* {{Determinator}}s
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: After all the adventures, The Dark Queen tells Geko to stop claiming that their enemies have finally died.
* DirtForcefield: Argai and Barnaby jumped into a big tank full of fuel oil and ended up with just a few spots.
* DisneyVillainDeath: In Chapter X, Oliban falls off a high balcony while trying to kill Argai, and is presumably dead.
* {{Dogfaces}}
* {{Doppelganger}}:
** Geko is temporary replaced by a [[RobotMe robot version of himself]].
** In Chapter XX, Queen Orial's MadScientist creates one of Oscar Lightbulb, and sends him to kill Argai and find out where the ingredients are hidden.
** In the last episode, the Dark Queen brings a clone of Angele to the throne room and leaves the real Angele in her spaceship.
* DramaticWind
* DressingAsTheEnemy
* DumbBlonde: Moony sometimes acts like it.
* EjectionSeat
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Dark Queen was about to destroy the Earth, but was defeated {{just in time}}.
* EnterStageWindow: Several times.
* {{Escort Mission}}s
* EvilLaugh: The Dark Queen.
* {{Evil Minion|s}}: Geko.
* EvilOverlord: Queen Orial, who actually managed to TakeOverTheWorld by 2075.
* EvilSorcerer: Queen Orial.
* {{Excalibur}}: Argai fights with it in Chapter IX.
* TheFaceless: The white lady and her husband in Chapter XXIV.
* {{Fainting}}:
** Moony, the first few times after hearing she'll be travelling to the Middle Ages.
** The king's daughter in Chapter XVIII after seeing Geko.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Few of those occur in the show.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture
* FatAndSkinny: Oscar and Barnaby.
* FeatherFingers
* FieryRedhead: Argai.
* FishOutOfWater[=/=]FishOutOfTemporalWater: Argai.
* {{Flashback}}s
* {{Flynning}}
* FountainOfYouth: Queen Orial enchants young maidens to gain eternal life.
* FriendlyLocalChinatown
* FurryConfusion: Normal animals are shown to exist alongside the anthropomorphic animal cast.
* TheFuture
* GadgeteerGenius: Hugsley Barns.
* GladiatorGames: In Chapter XVI, Argai battles a giant scorpion in an gladitor arena.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Orial, and ''how''.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: [[BigBad Queen Orial]] wears a [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple dress with a dark purple cape]]. [[TheHero Prince Argai]] wears mostly white.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes
* GoodGuyBar: Queen's.
* GoodHurtsEvil
* GoodIsNotDumb: Moony, as she saves both herself and Angele from being taken to the Dark Queen.
* GoodIsNotNice: Before [[spoiler:F.107 explodes]], the bad guy who isn't much of a threat and is chained up and can't get away, pleades the heroes to take him with them, but they leave him behind.
* GoodTimesMontage: Argai's memories of Angele.
* GreatEscape: Chapter XIX titled "The great escape".
* HappilyEverAfter
* HauntedCastle: In Chapter XXIV, a castle is haunted by the ghosts of the king and queen.
* TheHedgeOfThorns: Queen Orial's hideout in TheMiddleAges is surrounded by thornbushes.
* TheHero: Argai.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Angele.
* HeroicArchetype
* HeyYouHaymaker: Happens several times.
* HighCollarOfDoom: The Dark Queen.
* HonorAmongThieves: Argai runs into and befriends 3 noble thieves, who in a later episode assist our heroes.
* HumanlikeFootAnatomy
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: The majority of female characters.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The majority of the series is the Dark Queen trying to capture Argai, as she senses he represents a great danger to her.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Queen Orial.
* InexplicablyTailless
* InformedAttractiveness: Angele is [[FairestOfThemAll the most beautiful out of all the Queen's victims]].
* InterspeciesRomance
* InTheHood: Geko. And also Queen Orial so she can get close to Angele and enchant her.
* IWantThemAlive: The Dark Queen demands for her troops to bring certain people to her alive.
* IWillFindYou
* LeftForDead: After getting the Sacret Pearl, Argai and Barnaby jump into the river below from a great height, just in time to avoid been blown to bits by one of the Queen's battleships, and survuve. The Dark Queen thinking she killed Argai and Barnaby is justified by her having put up wanted posters with only Oscar's and Angele's picture on them and no one else.
* LifeDrinker: Queen Orial has enchanted enough maidens to gain eternal life, but she can still be killed by a physical force and she's probably vulnerable to sickness and diseases.
* ALightInTheDistance: Happens in one episode.
* LimitedWardrobe
* LockedInAFreezer: In Chapter I, Barnaby hides prince Argai in the freezer so the police won't find him.
* TheLostWoods
* LoveAtFirstSight: While waiting for Moony to get well, Jason tells her that's how he fell in love with her.
* LoveRedeems
-->When two people love eachother, they can't be separated. Queen Orial learned it the hard way.
* MacGuffin: The 13 ingredients needed to make the antidote.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService
* MacGuffinGirl: Angele.
** LivingMacGuffin: In Chapter II called "The man in the mask", said man is the guy who first saw Argai. The Dark Queen tries to hunt him down for information, and our heroes hunt him to make sure the Dark Queen doesn't get him.
* {{MacGuffin Location}}s
* MadScientist: The Dark Queen has one.
* MagicAntidote
* MechaMooks: The Dark Queen's main troops.
* {{Merlin}}: He appears in the last episode.
* MessianicArchetype
* TheMiddleAges
* MissingMom: Argai's.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Dark Queen.
* {{Narrator}}: Before an episode starts, he briefly sums up what happened from Episode 1 till the current episode, and after the episode ends, he prepares the audience for the next episode.
* NearDeathExperience: Argai almost dies after sinking to the bottom of the ocean, but is saved by mermaids and [[SupernaturalAid Angele's spirit]].
* NewYorkSubway: Few of the adventures took place there.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Dark Queen unintentionally provided the heroes with an extremely hard to get ingredient needed for the antidote.
* NoEscapeButDown: Happened a few times.
* NoImmortalInertia: If even one of the enchanted girls awakes or dies then Queen Orial will be destroyed.
* ObviouslyEvil: Pretty much every bad guy the heroes encountered.
* OhCrap: Happens a lot to the characters.
* OldFriend: Several of the characters have friends from their past.
* OminousLatinChanting: Both the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ow_nhivzk opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGRSOwvEP0 ending.]]
* OpeningMonologue: Before an episode begins, a brief explanation is given of what happened in the past episodes.
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent
* PaperThinDisguise: Argai and Barnaby while roaming the Dark Queen's spaceship.
* ParentalAbandonment: Angele. Brother Tich has been a like a father to her her whole life.
* PettingZooPeople
* PGExplosives
* PigMan: See CarnivoreConfusion above.
* {{Planetville}}: The Turbulent Planet ruled by princess Lorelei.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe
* [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Powered by a Forsaken Maiden]]: Queen Orial and the source of her immortality.
* PrivateDetective: Oscar Lightbulb.
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime
* RaceAgainstTheClock: Everybody has 30 minutes to escape from planet F.107 before it self-destructs.
* RagsToRiches: Angele.
* Really700YearsOld: The Dark Queen.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Dark Queen.
* RedHeadedHero: Prince Argai.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Except Pasha.
* RobotMe: Geko gets temporary replaced by a robot version of him.
* RopeBridge: In Chapter VII.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* {{Satan}}: Lucifer.
* SavingTheWorld
* SceneryPorn
* SecondHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The fact that you can only die in your own time.]]
* {{Secret Underground Passage}}s
* ShapeShifting: The Dark Queen is shown to be capable of this.
* ShootTheFuelTank: The Dark Queen's spaceship explodes thanks to fire in the ship's fuel tanks room.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Angele.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Oscar and Barnaby. After a debate in the first episode whether it was check or checkmate, they decide to resume their game of chess at the end of the series.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Moony is the only female in the group. And there aren't many female characters in the show.
* [[SnakePeople Snake Woman]]: Queen Orial/The Dark Queen.
* SneakyDeparture: Argai in Chapter XVII.
* SoProudOfYou
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Dark Queen.
* SpikesOfVillainy: After Queen Orial became the Dark Queen, she gains a spiky HighCollarOfDoom.
* StandardFantasySetting
* StandardHeroReward
* SternChase: The entire series is this.
* StockFootage: Few scenes and animation bits are recycled.
* StuffBlowingUp: Many times.
* SupernaturalAid: Once in a while.
* SurroundedByIdiots: The Dark Queen often feels like it after her minions fail to get the job done.
* SwordAndGun
* {{Sword Fight}}s
* TakenForGranite: In Chapter XIII, Queen Orial turns Barnaby's body from the neck down into stone.
* TakeThat: After the Queen replaces Geko with a robot, he decides to get back at her by helping the heroes find Hugsley's time machine.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Instead of pressing the Earth-destroying button right then and there, the Dark Queen takes her time to talk about how's she's gonna destroy everyone because only she decides her destiny. 50 seconds later, she's destroyed before pressing the button.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: For the Dark Queen.
* ThisWayToCertainDeath: Argai falls through a trapdoor which leads him to a room filled with bones.
* TimeBomb: By deactivating the prison, the alarm for self-destruction of F.107 is triggered and everyone has 30 minutes to escape.
* TimeMachine
* TimeTravel: This series plays with a lot of tropes in this category. And there's an added twist in time travel in this series, not seen in any other time travel fiction: When a character is killed [[spoiler:in another time than his own, he does not die, he just comes back to his own time. This is why it's necessary for the heroes to defeat Queen Orial in 2075, and for Queen Orial to kill Argaï in 1250.]]
* TokenRomance: Jason and Moony's.
* TomesOfProphecyAndFate
* TrueLovesKiss: After receiving the antidote, Angele needs to be kissed by Argai in order to wake up.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Oscar, Barnaby and Moony.
* UniversalDriversLicence: See AcePilot above.
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens several times to the Dark Queen.
* WantedPoster
* WarriorPrince
* WaterWakeup: In Chapter XXII, Argai splashed Barnaby with water in order to wake him up.
* WeHelpTheHelpless
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WeveGotCompany
* WeWillMeetAgain
* {{White Stallion}}s
* WickedWitch: The Dark Queen.
* WomanInWhite: [[TheGhost The white lady]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Dark Queen's minions often fail her.
* YouMonster: The Dark Queen gets called a monster by the characters at some points.
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