'''''Gawayn''''' is a 2008 French and Italian animated television series.
In the mystical city of Camelot, William is an optimistic knight-in-training who is devoted to his mentor, knight in gleaming armour, Sir Roderick. The complication starts when the evil Duke of Amaraxos shrinks Princess Gwendolyn and takes over the kingdom, so the friends accompanied with Elspeth, an 11 year old apprentice sorceress and Xiao Long, a young sage-in-training from distant Asia, set off on an epic race to try and find the magic Crystal of GAWAYN that will reverse the terrible curse. The evil Duke and his pet-cockroach Rex frantically try to stop them using one outrageous scheme after another.
!!''Gawayn'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: A group of islanders plan to do this Sir Roderick after first feeding him 26 pizzas.
* BadassPrincess: Princess Gwendolyn is surprisingly kick-ass when she wants to be, despite being shrunk to about six inches tall.
* CompressedVice: Sir Roderick's gambling addiction.
* DumbBlonde: Sir Roderick is a male example.
* DumbMuscle: Sir Roderick again. Really, just any trope with "dumb" on it.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In one episode, Gwendolyn and Roderick have to travel inside a dragon to kill the germ causing its acid reflux.
* FiveManBand: The Questers.
** TheLeader - William
** TheLancer - Xiao Long
** TheSmartGuy - Elspeth
** TheBigGuy - Sir Roderick
** TheChick - Gwendolyn
* FMinusMinus: When Elspeth has to go to magic school to get her diploma, the Duke sabotages her exams; causing her to get an F, then an F minus, then an F minus minus.
* GadgeteerGenius: William.
* TheGamblingAddict: Sir Roderick becomes one for one episode, even gambling away William.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Elspeth's spell book, the Great Book of Magic.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Xiao Long in some episodes. In fact, there was an episode devoted to the group over-reliance on him.
* IdiotHero: Sir Roderick.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Gwendolyn
* IneptMage: Elspeth
* IronButtmonkey: Sir Roderick takes this trope UpToEleven, and literally, being encased in armor.
* KnightInShiningArmour: Sir Roderick
* LadyAndKnight: Gwendolyn and Roderick
* LordErrorProne: Sir Roderick
* MineralMacGuffin: The Crystal of Gawayn
* NoExportForYou: It has only been aired in a mere handful of countries.
* SchizoTech: RuleOfFunny, the setting is a MedievalEuropeanFantasy land, with shopping malls, wodden motorcycles, NASCAR races...
* ServileSnarker: Rex always points out the flaws of the Duke's plans and how they would fail.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Having won a fake Crystal of Gawayn in a game show, Roderick tries to get it to work by licking it. At this point, he discovers it is actually made of ice as it sticks to his tongue.
* VillainsOutShopping: Duke and Rex, in ''every'' episode.