This is a list of tropes which apply to characters of the PBS Kids show ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''.


-->Voiced by: Creator/AndreaLibman
* CoolBigSis: To Max.
* CatchPhrase: "Definitely."
* DragonRider: She rides on her best friend Cassie.
* MagicSkirt: Averted. One episode that calls for Emmy to do cartwheels has her wearing a T-shirt and pants.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Since Emmy is usually portrayed as the responsible sibling who, in Max's words, can "do anything", it's intentionally portrayed as rather jarring during the rare occasions when Emmy acts irresponsibly (such as the time she broke Wheezie's trumpet and then lied about it) or demonstrates weakness (when jerks tease Emmy's team during a basketball game, Emmy's the one who takes it the hardest and thus, she's the one who learns the episode's aesop about not letting teasing bother you).
* {{Pride}}: Emmy's biggest flaw, but given the non-hostile nature of this show, it really only comes up a few times, such as Emmy being unable to cope with losing a game, or wanting Max to do things her way which summons a literal "Copy Cat".
* SpiritedCompetitor: In "Tails, You Lose," she initially didn't want to play Freeze Dance unless she could win.

-->Voiced by: Danny [=McKinnon=]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: From time to time, he can be.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sometimes Max can be a bit of a pest. Which is realistic, given his age, and thus is understandable.
* CheerfulChild: For the most part, he is a cheerful boy.
* DragonRider: He rides on his best friend Ord.
* WouldHitAGirl: He punches Emmy in "No Hitter", but learns that it's generally wrong to hit others.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is slightly deeper in the third season due to his voice actor hitting puberty.

-->Voiced by: Aida Ortega
* BrokenBird: According to his [[AllThereInTheManual bio]] that was posted on the parents section of the show's official website, much of his general mopiness at times as well as his wariness of making new friends and trying new things came from the fact that he and his family had moved several times in his young life.
* DragonRider: He gets Zak & Wheezie, much to their delight, because as a general rule they usually had nobody to ride them before, unless either Max and Emmy were feuding with Ord or Cassie respectively.
* GratuitousSpanish: Speaks like this.
* SixthRanger: This brings the kids to a PowerTrio.

-->Voiced by: Ty Olsson
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigEater: He has a lot of snacks in his pouch.
* BigGuy: Undeniably.
* CharacterDevelopment: Was at first shown to be a coward, but later became braver.
* CuddleBug: To the chagrin of Max and Emmy, who often have to endure a big hug upon arrival in Dragon Land.
* CowardlyLion: Ord is shy, although he does get over his fears.
* FearOfThunder: Overcoming this was part of his CharacterDevelopment.
* ForgottenBirthday: "Ord's Unhappy Birthday", natch.
* GentleGiant: He's the biggest, but afraid of scary things like the dark.
* {{Invisibility}}: When he is afraid, he turns invisible.
* PersonalRainCloud: Whenever he's sad.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: He's the blue boy.
* SuperStrength / StoutStrength: He can throw a baseball so hard that it ''goes out of bounds in seconds''. While it is never revealed what happens when it lands, it could be implied that it can cause massive structural damage.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ChantalStrand
* CuteLittleFangs
* TheCutie
* InnocentProdigy: She's very talented in multiple ways (for example, according to Zak, everyone knows she does "the best cartwheels in Dragon Land"). However, since she's a child, she gets upset sometimes and usually cries when she gets upset.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Her siblings number in the ''seventies''!
* NiceGirl: To such a huge extent that one episode makes a point of this being ''her talent'', i.e. "being a good helper". If the topic of Cassie comes up in a song, it'll usually be about how sweet she is.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: She's the pink girl.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: She's the shortest of the dragons and TheSmartGirl.
* ShrinkingViolet: A literal ''Shrinking'' Violet, since she shrinks when upset.
* ShamefulShrinking: A literal ShrinkingViolet at times; she will do this when she's saddened or ashamed by something.
* SizeShifter: Involuntarily; she shrinks when she's very upset.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]

!!Zak and Wheezie
* ConjoinedTwins: They share a single body. [[spoiler: Although there was this one episode when they split up and became two separate dragons.]]
* MultipleHeadCase: Two heads, to be exact.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Wheezie is excited, while Zak is calm.
* SiblingSenioritySquabble: Wheezie is technically older than Zak, because her head hatched out of the egg first. As Zak retorts, "only by ''three little seconds''!"
* SiblingYinYang: Where Wheezie is free-spirited, Zak is the more serious one.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Justified, as they have no way to get separated, because they ''are'' a two-headed dragon.

-->Voiced by: Jason Michas
* AfraidOfNeedles: Actually afraid of the doctor. In one episode, which becomes a problem when he ''needs'' a doctor to remove a rather large thorn from his foot. Apparently he fears the doctor because he thinks it'll hurt; he even ''pre-emptively reacts'' before the doctor even touches the thorn. So the doctor makes him grab his sister's hand and squeeze, so he doesn't even notice the thorn being removed until after it's out.
* ButtMonkey: Zak has his moments of bad luck.
* DeadpanSnarker: Zak has plenty of snarky remarks.
* GrumpyBear: Compared to everyone else, he is more sullen.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zak is sarcastic and grumpy but he does have a good heart.
* NeatFreak: To his credit, though, this is ''usually'' played as a virtue instead of a vice, except in one episode where the color in Dragonland disappears, and he ''approves'' of the change since it makes everything so neat and clean.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Zak would be the "savvy guy" of the duo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KathleenBarr
* AnnoyingLaugh: A high-pitched snort.
* CatchPhrase: "[=LOoOoOoOve=] it!", as well as her distinctive laugh.
* GenkiGirl: Wild, funny, and hyper.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Wheezie would be the "energetic girl" of the duo.

-->Voiced by: Eli Gabay
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Quetzal and his brother Fernando.
* CoolOldGuy: He's an elderly dragon with a kind nature, plus he is very smart.
* GratuitousSpanish: Oddly enough, in the Mexican Spanish dub he speaks more like a typical Mexican old man, rather than trying to adapt this by using another language.
* {{Mentors}}: To the Dragon kids.
* NiceGuy: Wise, kind, and helpful.
* StealthMentor: Quetzal is easily capable of solving many of the problems that come up in the episodes, but instead he uses those problems as a way to guide the young ones into learning lessons on their own.