Film: Legend of the Hero of the Realm
Legend of the Hero of the Realm is an indie 2011 High Fantasy movie. It stars a bunch of guys (and a couple girls) who no one has ever heard of before.The movie takes place in the fictional land of Squadallah, which is ruled over by King Gary. His older brother, Count Verde, lost the crown after Gary (accidentally) saved his life in a battle against the Master of Evil. The Princess is kidnapped by the nefarious Lord Shadow and Lt. Darkness. In order to retrieve his daughter, Gary hires the gruff bounty hunter Gene Eric Hero. With the plucky young bard, Bardoc, at his side, Gene sets out on an epic quest full of action, adventure, and magic.
The movie contains examples of the following Tropes
- Anti-Hero: Gene is somewhere between Types II and III.
- Big Bad: The Master of Evil, natch.
- Bounty Hunter: Gene.
- The Dragon: Lt. Darkness serves as this to Lord Shadow, and Lord Shadow serves as this to the Master of Evil.
- Eccentric Mentor: Leslie.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Gene Eric Hero.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Lieutenant Darkness, Lord Shadow, Master of Evil? Not the heroes.
- Shout-Out: Features numerous pop culture references, shouting out to everything from Star Wars to the Street Fighter cartoon.
- Spoony Bard: Bardoc manages to avert this, much to Gene's fortune.
- Villain Song: Lord Shadow gets one called "My Crowning Moment." It's about when he gets the crown.
- Youngest Child Wins: Gary managed to steal the kingdom from his older brother Verde.