''Forgotten Realms'' was a comic book series, set in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting. Published by DC Comics from 1989-1991, it was [[{{Spinoff}} Spun Off]] from the ComicBook/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons comic and chronicled the further adventures of the [[ThePaladin paladin]] Priam Agrivar, who had debuted in that comic. In this series, he joined the crew of the ''[[CoolBoat Realms Master]]'' as they hunted down [[ArtifactOfDoom dangerous magical artifacts]] and got mixed up in other adventures along the way.

The ''Realms Master'' crew included:
* Dwalimar Omen, a human [[VancianMagic mage]] from [[TheMagocracy Halruaa]] and [[TheCaptain ship's captain]].
* Minder, a [[{{Golem}} golem]] [[spoiler:with the mind of a female [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]]]].
* Ishi Barasume, a human swordswoman from [[{{Wutai}} Kozakura]].
* Foxilon Cardluck, a [[{{Hobbits}} halfling]] [[TheSneakyGuy thief]].
* Priam Agrivar, a human [[ThePaladin paladin]].
* Vartan Hai Sylvar, an [[OurElvesAreBetter sun elf]] [[CombatMedic priest]] of Labelas Enoreth.

A seventh crewmember, Jasmine, joined for a short time later in the series, before [[{{Spinoff}} she left]] to join the cast of the ''{{Spelljammer}}'' comic. Had something of a DistantFinale in the short story "Reunification" in ''{{Magazine/Dragon}}'' #247 (1998).

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!! This series contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Ishi, Jasmine.
* AirVentEscape: Ishi sneaks around the Akri's underground base using the ventilation shafts.
* TheAlcoholic: Agrivar is a recovering alcoholic. [[spoiler: Labelas Enoreth restores and magnifies his addiction as a punishment near the end of the series.]]
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] Viranton's plan for Jasmine.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The final issue concludes with the crew mourning the loss of the ''Realms Master,'' but turning to the future and planning further adventures.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Grimwald, in the Triangles arc.
* TheBigGuy: Minder.
* BreakTheHaughty: Vartan's arrogance is well and truly shattered when his own god steals his body and uses it to do terrible things to his friends.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The next-to-last issue is set "behind the scenes" of the series.
* BrokenPedestal: Vartan's faith in Labelas is rock-solid at first. [[spoiler: Though the relationship can never be fully repaired, they do achieve some closure in the final issue.]]
* CallingYourAttacks / TranslationConvention: Spellcasters say the name of the spells they cast.
* CantArgueWithElves: Vartan is a subversion, since his casual prejudice results in regular karmic retribution.
* CharacterOverlap: Characters established elsewhere in the ''Forgotten Realms'' franchise turn up in the early issues, including Alias, Dragonbait, Elminster, Lhaeo, Mourngrym and Shaerl Amcathra, and so forth.
* CharmPerson: In the first arc, the TropeNamer spell is used to get Ishi to try to kill Agrivar. As she explains afterward, it couldn't have made her attack a friend, but she hardly knew Agrivar.
* {{Crossover}}: The Annual featured a crossover between the casts of this comic and the ''ComicBook/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons'' comic.
* CrossoverShip: InUniverse. Minder and Onyx (from the ''ComicBook/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons'' comic), who meet in the ''Forgotten Realms'' Annual.
* CrossThrough: A storyline begun in this comic is concluded in the ''TSR Worlds'' Annual (which is also a CrossThrough storyline for the ''ComicBook/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons'' comic, the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' comic, and the ''{{Spelljammer}}'' comic). Later, the cast is profoundly affected by fallout from the [[{{The End of the World as We Know It}} Time of Troubles]], but never get involved in the main action.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Vartan.
* DeadpanSnarker: Vartan, though Foxy gets in a few good bits of snark at times as well. They occasionally engage in a bit of SnarkToSnarkCombat.
* ElvesVersusDwarves: During the Time of Troubles, the elf god Labelas Enoreth battles the avatar of the dwarf god Clangeddin Silverbeard after flagrantly insulting Minder and the entire dwarven pantheon.
* EmergencyTransformation: Minder was dying when Omen transferred her mind into her golem body.
* EvilHand: The Hand of Vaprak.
* FantasticDrug: The "cheeeese". Works only on halflings for everyone else it looks, smells and tastes like an extremely disgusting cheese, but that's all. Foxy was once addicted to it, and made the mistake of trying it once again during the series...
* FeverDreamEpisode: When Foxy tries "cheeeese" again.
* FireForgedFriends: All the main characters to some degree, but the most powerful example is Foxy and Vartan, who start out ''really'' not liking one another, but over the adventures develop a mutual respect and appreciation.
* GodInHumanForm: During the Time of Troubles, all the gods descend to Faerun in their weaker avatar forms. Among them is Labelas Enoreth, who takes over Vartan's body. Labelas claims (well after the fact) that the sudden 'confinement' left him temporarily insane.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Ishi [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/-cJv44vB5rHs/UP348-aKnTI/AAAAAAAAPJI/84fkHVHxG0g/s1600-h/SackBeatdown%25255B5%25255D.png whacks the Akri chief with an unconscious Foxilon]].
* HandsomeLech: Vartan.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Ishi's reaction when taunted by Jasmine over Agrivar.
* HiddenDepths: Within the first two comics we learn that Foxy is (in addition to his various adventuring skills) an experienced midwife.
* TheHero: Agrivar. [[spoiler: After the Avatar crisis he falls out of this role, and is struggling just to remain sober and useful to his friends.]]
* ImNotAHeroIm: Jasmine's attitude toward heroism.
* InterspeciesRomance: Vartan seems to favor human women. [[spoiler: When he becomes an avatar, this predilection influences Labelas in a very dark way.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Jasmine, most of the time.
* JerkassGods: The majority of Faerun's gods are presented this way - Labelas Enoreth being the crucial one for the main characters. At the time Labelas invokes the OmniscientMoralityLicense tropes, but in his last appearance in the series he actually does act more in keeping with his ChaoticGood teachings.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vartan, though he softens considerably over the first thirteen issues. After his BreakTheHaughty moment, he becomes TheAtoner.
* KangarooCourt: Omen's very brief trial in the Triangles arc. (Why the Halruuans decided to send Omen's ''former romantic rival'' to act as an unsupervised judge, jury and executioner is never quite made clear.)
* LadyOfWar: Ishi, unless you manage to make her angry...
* TheLancer: Vartan, to Agrivar.
* TheLeader: Omen.
* LoveTriangle: Agrivar, Ishi, and Jasmine.
* MadGod: Vartan is possessed by his god during the Time of Troubles. The god isn't emotionally able to deal with his sudden exile and 'crippling', with catastrophic results for the crew.
* MassTeleportation: The Astrolabe of Nimbral allows the ''Realms Master'' to teleport from place to place.
* NayTheist: Vartan develops this philosophy during the crew's recovery from the Avatar crisis. Labelas is willing to keep providing Vartan with miraculous powers, but Vartan refuses to accept them on moral grounds.
--> '''Vartan:''' I would not accept gifts from a dishonest man. Why would I take them from a ''god'' who has proven himself dishonest?
* OffTheWagon: Happens to Foxy with "cheeeese" [[spoiler:and Agrivar with alcohol (although it isn't willingly).]]
* PhantomZone: The Demiplane of Fear, where Omen sends the artifacts they capture. (Not to be confused with [[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} the Demiplane of Dread]], one hopes.)
* PossessionBurnout: Happens to Labelas Enoreth's hosts, albeit more slowly with Vartan.
* PowerDegeneration: A side effect of being possessed by a god too long.
* PowersViaPossession: Vartan, as Labelas Enoreth's avatar, as well as the other avatars during the Time of Troubles. Even before that, Vartan was able to channel greater power than normal through his connection to Labelas.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: Jasmine.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Omen.]]
* TheSneakyGuy: Foxy all the way
* {{Spinoff}}: This comic was spun off from ''ComicBook/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons'' comic, and subsequently got its own spinoff with the ''ComicBook/{{Spelljammer}}'' comic. The three comics [[CrossOver crossed over]] a couple of times.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Ishi and Agrivar. They eventually get together in the short story "The Honor of Two Swords" in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' #260.
* VerySpecialEpisode: The issue where Foxy tries "cheeeese" again.
* WingedHumanoid: Jasmine.
* WithDueRespect: The resolution of Vartan and Labelas' arc in the final issue.

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