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''Dragon Flyz'' is an animated television series produced by [[http://www.gaumont.fr/ Gaumont]] in 1996. It ran a total of 26 episodes, and had an accompanying toy line produced by Galoob Toys.

The basic premise; an all but world-ending event known as the Cataclysm strips the Earth's surface of most lifeforms and leaving it a poisonous, volcanic wasteland. Humanity escapes complete extinction by fleeing to the upper atmosphere in a flying ark named Airlandis. This city in the sky is powered by orbs of a purple crystal referred to as 'Amber', generally found near lakes or rivers of molten rock. The Dragon Flyz are members of a paramilitary body not unlike the United States Coast Guard, in which they scour the wastelands of Old Earth to collect Amber and defend against the endless attempts at conquest at the hands of Dreadwing and his forces.

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* '''Aaron''': An older man, the dragon Flyz father. Also potentially a [[BadassGrandpa kickass old man]].
* '''Apex''': The token female of the team, possessed of psychic powers and a diplomatic personality. Apex wears white armor with sky blue elements and a dark purple bodysuit underneath.
* '''Blackheart''': Dreadwing's dragon steed.
* '''Councilor Joshua''': The well-intentioned but exceedingly vocal member of the Airlandis government.
* '''Dram''': A Dramen warrior who fights alongside the Dragon Flyz, Dram pops up periodically in the series. His outward appearance is much less harsh than his fellow Dramen and he is predominantly brown. His sense of ethics is far more refined than others.
* '''Dreadwing''': The villain. Tends to muscle around his flunkies, but also seems to favor a poetic touch.
* '''Fryte''': A hunchbacked monster in the service of Dreadwing, Fryte lacks a solid grasp of the English language. His grammar resembles a slaughterhouse.
* '''Gangrene''': The tech-savvy mutant, whose inventions generally fail due to Dreadwing's absolute lack of patience.
* '''Nocturna''': She-mutant fighting alongside Dreadwing, Nocturna is conniving and temperamental.
* '''Orac''': The silver-haired technician of Airlandis' power systems.
* '''Peak''': Youngest of the team, sports a typical reckless, youthful demeanor. Wears purple & orange armor.
* '''Summit''': Second oldest Dragon Fly, possessed of a sharp wit and short temper. His armor is light and dark green with red accents.
* '''Z'neth''': Leader of the Dragon Flyz, and the oldest of the four. He is intelligent and courageous. His armor color is blue and white.

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!!Tropes:
* AfterTheEnd
* ArmCannon: Used by Nocturna and the {{Mooks}}. The heroes use wrist lasers.
* {{Atlantis}}: Airlandis has this as a basic theme -- the PunnyName[=/=]MeaningfulName makes it quite clear.
* {{Badbutt}}: Dreadwing's most violent moment is probably when he backhands Orac in "The Defector".
* BerserkButton: Never call Dram a traitor.
* BigGood: Aaron.
* BigRedDevil: Dreadwing, though he isn't actually a demon.
* ChekhovsVolcano: The premise of one episode was that Airlandis had to be flown safely past a very active volcano called [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Hell's Gate]]. Given the [[LethalLavaLand status of the rest of the world]], it should be no surprise that it erupts.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The protagonists are all brightly colored.
* CommanderContrarian: Joshua
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Exaggerated. The Earth's surface has constant volcanic activity and lava flows everywhere, but still manages to have a bioshpere that includes entire forests that never seem to burn.
* DeathWorld: Pretty much everywhere except Airlandis.
* DragonRider: Everyone and their mother, it seems.
* EasilyForgiven: Nocturna is still working for Dreadwing after her failed assassination attempt.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Frequently.
* EvilIsSexy: Nocturna is surprisingly attractive for a blue-skinned woman with [[GoodWingsEvilWings bat-wings]] and [[BaldWoman a cobra-like frill instead of hair]]. She's certainly much more attractive than the male mutants.
** InUniverse, Nocturna doesn't seem to find Z'neth too bad looking either, commenting to herself that he's quite attractive "for a human" at the end of one episode.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Dreadwing
** TheDragon: Blackheart is this literally, though Nocturna is Dreadwing's actual second-in-command.
** TheBrute: Fryte
** TheEvilGenius: Gangrene
** DarkChick: Nocturna
* FloatingCity: Airlandis. The major source of conflict in the series is the fact that they need to keep going back to the surface for the fuel to keep it aloft.
* HulkSpeak: Fryte, the Dark Dramen (even Dram, to a lesser extent).
* IncrediblyLamePun: Played totally straight almost constantly, but the writing is so terrible that some can hardly be called puns at all. Those tend more towards rhymes or poor attempts at slang.
-->'''Nocturna:''' "...the Dragon Flyz."
-->'''Dreadwing:''' "Yes; the heads of the four Dragon Flyz. That would make this day eclipse all others!" in an episode ''called'' "The Eclipse." (Guess what it's about.)
* JerkassHasAPoint: Dreadwing kind of has a point that the humans are constantly invading his domain and stealing resources from him like bandits.
* LargeHam: Dreadwing lives and breathes this trope.
* LethalLavaLand: Earth's surface.
* MadScientist: Gangrene.
* MerchandiseDriven: As is the case for all shows with accompanying toylines.
* {{Mooks}}: Dark Dramen.
* MyLittlePanzer: The toys (like the DistaffCounterpart ''SkyDancers'') are basically flying, spinning, helicopter-dolls that leave their base at high speed when a string is pulled - perfect for use as weapons. Seriously, people lost [[TheToothHurts teeth]] and [[EyeScream eyeballs]] to these things.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All of the major villains.
* NeverSayDie: Averted, surprisingly enough.
* NobleSavage: Dram and Kreigor, each nurturing a sense of honor in their own way.
* NonActionGuy: Orac, who's closest encounter with actual combat occurred in 'Warnado Rising' upon completing the warp cannon.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Gangrene.
* OnlyMostlyDead: [[spoiler:Cifex at the end of the episode named after him.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Airlandis's dragons are wyverns. The villains' dragons WingedTetrapod have the standard pair of wings and four legs instead of two.
* PowerCrystal: Amber.
** PurpleIsPowerful
* PunnyName: Mostly having to do with height or air.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Aaron.
* SpearCounterpart: The toyline was similar to ''SkyDancers'' (which also had an animated series).
* TheStarscream: Nocturna, although a more patient, thoughtful one than normal. It helped that Dreadwing had promised to let her have Old Earth to rule once he conquered Airlandis. Didn't stop her from once making an alliance with the Dragon Flyz to try and assassinate Dreadwing.
* SuperStrength: Dreadwing is strong enough to lift boulders.
* ThemeNaming: The Dragon Flyz all have names that refer to the highest point of something; Z'Neth (pronounced 'zenith'), Summit, Peak, and Apex.
* TokenNonhuman: Dram.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Amber
* WastelandElder: Played with in Aaron, who serves as a community leader without clearly being part of the governing body. (Also, the humans don't live in a wasteland, but they do live over it.)
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Dark Dramen have been dropped into lava more than once.
* WingedHumanoid: All Dramen, as well as the villains.
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