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Wakfu: Tropes A-C
Tropes A-C | Tropes D-F | Tropes G-I | Tropes J-L | Tropes M-O | Tropes P-R | Tropes S-U | Tropes V-Z

Wakfu provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: All four ugly princesses, to Sadlygrove, in episode 4.
  • Abnormal Ammo:
  • Acrofatic:
    • The Dragon-Pig
    • The Mmmmmmmmmporpg
  • Action Bomb: The Noxines. Nox tries to take out Grougaloragran with a swarm of them exploding with wakfu when close enough to the dragon.
  • Adipose Rex: King Sheran Sharm
  • Adorable Evil Minions: Both Nox and Rushu have some pretty cute Mooks.
  • Afro Asskicker: Ruel's grandmother, who has a head of white hair bigger than she is.
  • Age Without Youth: Nox
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • In episode 22, Sadlygrove (suffering from a heat stroke) is wary of the mirages he's been seeing, so he gives one a good kick (barefoot) — only that one wasn't a mirage.
    • Shortly happens to Yugo in season 2 episode 1, from a gerbil's bite.
    • In season 2 episode 5, Sadlygrove gets bitten by the Evangelyne pig.
    • Ruel gets his foot stomped by his grandmother in season 2 episode 7.
  • Airborne Mook: The Noxines
  • Air Guitar: The Brak'n'Boyz, the rock group cheering for the Brak'n'Black during the Brâkmarian Gobbowl match.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Done by Yugo in episode 23 of season 2 in the Sufokian submarine.
  • Alien Invasion: Revealed to be the reason why the Eliatropes had to leave their world in season 2 episode 6.
  • All Just a Dream: A big chunk of episode 20. Thank. Crâ.
  • All Part of the Show: Sadlygrove believes the Voice Thief attacking a candidate to be part of the song audition.
  • All There in the Manual: The series is based off of a Tactical MMORPG by the same name, which is in turn based off an older Tactical MMORPG called Dofus.
  • Alluring Anglerfish: We follow such a fish at the beginning of season 1 episode 16. After eating a smaller fish attracted by the light of its lure, it ventures in the sunken ship of the heroes... and gets fried by a Noxine.
  • All Webbed Up: Happens to the heroes in episode 13, thanks to Grufon possessing an arachne.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Spoofed and exaggerated in season 2 episode 21. A monster pursuing the girls is replaced by a bigger one not once, but four times in short succession.
  • Ambadassador: Master Joris
  • Amplifier Artifact:
    • The Eliacube. Nox planned to use it to boost his time-manipulation powers and travel back 200 years. And when Yugo gets his hands on the Cube in episode 26, it boosts his usual portal power, teleporting the whole Giant Clock mecha to Mt. Zinit. The prequel episode "Noximilien" reveals that Nox had no particular talent for magic before he found the Eliacube. And as of season 2: Qilby merges with it to replace his missing arm and boost his powers...
    • Also, Igôle's collar.
  • Amulet of Dependency: The Eliacube to Nox.
  • Amusement Park: The Trool Fair.
  • Amusing Injuries: Regularly.
    • Amalia gets a lump and a black eye before the first Gobbowl match. And ends up in a full-body cast after the second.
    • Yugo, Sadlygrove, Evangelyne and Amalia after they stepped into Ruel's shovel trap in episode 9.
  • Ancient Astronauts: The Eliatropes, as we learn in season 2 episode 6. It turns out that Mount Zinit is actually a space ship.
  • Angrish:
    • Amalia in episode 8.
    • Kriss Krass is reduced to this toward Jay at the end of the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
  • Angry Dance:
    • The Bullies in episode 5 shortly performs a Haka-like dance before the big fight.
    • So do the Sadida warriors in episode 19.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Ruel's house has one. Doesn't look like much... until it grows.
  • Animal-Eared Headband:
    • The Eliatropes' hats resemble this.
    • All the cheerleaders (including Eva and Amalia) in the Bontarian Gobbowl arc wear bunny-eared headbands.
  • The Anime of the Game: A Western Animation example, though the Wakfu universe is technically cross-media. Subverted somewhat in that the game was originally supposed to be released in early 2009, before the series started, but it wasn't released until 2012). The game is also explicitly set a decade or so before the series. (Yugo's adoptive father Alibert is one of the few NPCs in the game, and Yugo is upstairs in his house as an infant.)
  • Animesque: With some Fanservice thrown in for good measure.
  • Annoying Arrows: Averted; the arrows made of pure light that Evangelyne and other Crâ shoot are quite deadly. It's a shame about their aim.
  • Another Dimension: The World of Rushu.
  • Anti-Magic: A special device with mobile eyes can nullify magic powers. One is seen in the prison of the Justice Knight, and another in the wrestling arena of the Trool Fair.
  • Arcadia: Amakna, Emelka and the outer boundaries of Bonta.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil:
    • The Brâkmarian nobles. They were planning to use The Mmmmmmmmmporpg as a weapon against Bonta.
    • Remington's nemesis, Ush Galesh, who is, in addition to being one of wealthiest individuals in Bonta, is an insatiably sadistic murderer and just happens to be the son of Ecaflip, and therefore a demigod.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Qilby, who lost his left arm.
  • And I Must Scream: Qilby was trapped in a featureless void for ages.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Evangelyne's favorite hand-to-hand attack.
  • Artifact of Attraction / Artifact of Doom: The Eliacube. In "Noximilien", it induces unhealthy obsession in Igôle, then with Nox, leading to paranoia and delusions of grandeur. The loss of his family is more the last straw pushing him over the edge after a long descent than a real trigger for his madness. Whether the artifact can really talk to Nox or the Xelor is just hearing voices is left unclear, but the latter is more likely.

    No wonder Yugo is extremely wary of using the Cube at the beginning of season 2, even in order to discover the fate of his people, fearing that he could become like Nox.

    Qilby on the other hand, knows how to get the most mileage out of the Eliacube with no apparent detrimental effects. His particular brand of insanity wasn't caused by the Eliacube.
  • Artificial Limbs: Qilby fusing with the Eliacube as a replacement arm.
  • Art Shift:
    • Can be seen in episode 14, when the tribe's old chief, Botan Ficus, tells his story. The flashback is in a primitive/tribal art form.
    • Also, a minor one in episode 12 ("Gobbowl Hell 3"), with an artist making a very stylized painting of the heroes.
    • During the brawl in episode 19, there's a few shots who clearly mimics the style of Street Fighter IV art.
    • The specials, like "Noximilien" or The Legend of Ogrest, are in a different art style than the main series.
  • Ascended Extra: Several minor characters get their own graphic novels in the WAKFU Heroes series: Kabrok & Miranda (Le Corbeau Noir), Percimol, Remington & Grany, Maskemane, Elaine & Encre Noire (Tangomango).
  • Asteroids Monster: Mocked during the season 1 Title Sequence, with Yugo jumping onto some sort of gelatinous cube monster who splits into many smaller, cutesy-looking cubes.
  • Ass Shove:
  • At Arm's Length: Sadlygrove does this to Eva while she's trying to retrieve her diary, in season 2 episode 6.
  • Atlantis: Sufokia is the setting's equivalent, complete with immersion by an ancient catastrophe.
  • Attack Reflector: Yugo's portals can be used to this end.
  • Aura Vision: Dragons do this; it's how Grougaloragran chose Alibert to be Yugo's adoptive father. Eliatropes can do it, too.
  • Author Avatar: Xav the Baker is inspired by the character designer of the series, Xavier Houssin. Xav's wife and children are also inspired by his own family.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking:
    • Sadida king Sheran Sharm;
    • Prince Armand;
    • Master Joris, "ambassador" of the Bontarian king.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Kabrok and his Ecaflip wife, Miranda.
  • Babies Ever After:
    • Kabrok and Miranda, as seen during season 1's end credits.
    • Also Evangelyne, as implied by the season 2 finale.
  • Back for the Finale: Remington, Grany, and Goultard.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses:
    • Evangelyne and Remington in "Rubilaxia".
    • Evangelyne and Cleophée in "The Zinit".
  • Badass Boast: Rushu and Goultard allow themselves duelling Badass Boasts:
    Rushu: The gods are too weak for me to worry about them, you little worm! And it's the same for you: you're just a shadow of your former self!
    Goultard: Which is still more than enough to sent you back from where you're coming. With your slip as handkerchief to wipe out your own tears.
  • Badass Cape:
    • Vampyro. His cape flaps dramatically all by itself.
    • Sadlygrove's scarf also seems to function as one when he is trying to act dramatic. This being Sadlygrove, that is quite often.
    • Remington Smisse
    • Grougaloragran's cloak does this in the first episode after his brief firebreath-versus-time-control kung fu battle with Nox. It flaps like wings.
  • Badass Creed:
    Smisse Monde: If it moves, kill it! If it shines, plunder it!
  • Badass Grandpa:
  • Bad Boss:
    • Nox wastes his minions for the slightest objections or speaking at the wrong time.
    • Rushu terrifies even the major Shushus. He's seen using minor ones as projectiles, and incinerates a bunch of his minions just because they're in the way and he's in a hurry.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: To some extent every bar in Brâkmar. Though you have to make a reservation before starting a Bar Brawl.
  • Bad Moon Rising: In season 2 episode 5, the moon shortly appears to have a pig's face on it, as a warning of the Dragon-Pig's ire.
  • Bag of Holding:
    • Ruel's Havresac, which is big enough on the inside to contain a portable house.
    • Remington has a Shushu Havresac.
  • Baguette Beatdown: The "Breadnought" in episode 8.
  • Baleful Polymorph:
    • In episode 4, the four Ugly Princesses are victims of this, thanks to a curse from the god Osamodas. Also applies to the princes turned into frogs.
    • Grany Smisse was permanently changed into a bow-meow (think housecat) sometime in the backstory of season 2. He still retains the power of speech, though.
    • In season 2 episode 5, Amalia, Evangelyne and Yugo are all changed into cute piglets by a magic trap, leaving Sadlygrove to save the day.
    • In season 2 episode 16, all the inhabitants of a village were turned into Ridiculously Cute Critters by a cursed spring.
    • In season 2 episode 21, Yugo, Ruel and Sadlygrove are turned into simians by the Bellaphones.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • Yugo at the end of episode 6.
    • Az in season 2 episode 1, after feasting on Alibert's food, almost triples his size.
  • Bamboo Technology: In Season 2 Episode 17, Ruel has a sniper rifle. Made from bamboo, but definitely a sniper rifle.
  • Bandage Babe:
    • Princess Erpel from the fourth episode is (intentionally) the Fan Disservice type.
    • Xelors who aren't cursed with ugly also apply to this trope.
  • Bandage Mummy: Amalia ends up in a full-body cast in season 2 episode 12.
  • Bar Brawl: In episode 10 of season 2.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Grougaloragran can do this, but of course, he is a dragon.
  • Bare Your Midriff:
    • Amalia
    • All the cheerleaders (including Eva) during the Bontarian Gobbowl arc.
    • Male Evangelyne during the Brâkmarian Gobbowl arc.
    • Also Maude in her civvies.
    • Elaine
  • Base on Wheels: Not perfect examples, but having shades of this:
    • Nox's clock base
    • Rubilaxia
  • Bash Brothers:
    • Yugo and Adamaï.
    • Remington and Grany Smisse, until the latter got... "bow-meow-fied".
    • Evangelyne and Cleophée are Bash Sisters, when they're getting along.
  • Battle Aura:
    • The final scene in episode 12 gave one to all of the Gobbowl players.
    • Also Yugo and Nox in episode 25 after using the Eliacube.
    • It is Turned Up to Eleven at the end of season 2 when Yugo fights Quilby.
    • Goultard's, during the fight against Rushu, is nothing to sneeze at either.
  • Battle Couple:
    • After much dancing around the issue, Sadlygrove and Evangelyne finally upgrade to this in episode 25 of season 1.
    • If you consider Gobbowl as a battle (and you should), then Kriss and Maude definitely count.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: Sometimes.
    • In season 1 episode 6, the battle against the ghouls inside the inn. Note that the heroes are also busy getting dressed while brawling, so this gives them a little privacy.
    • In season 2 episode 5, Sadlygrove's fight against the Golem Mid Boss is only shown through its image on the map fissuring.
    • In season 2 episode 7, the start of the fight inside the gondola. Rule of Funny more than anything else here, to point out that the air pirates are no match against the heroes.
    • Most of the Bar Brawl in season 2 episode 10.
  • Battle in the Rain: The final battle in episode 26, with Adamaï and Yugo versus Nox, happens in the rain at Mt. Zinit. It is used to great visual effect when Nox stops time, and the raindrops first stop falling, hang in the air... and then rise upward when he reverses time.
  • Beam of Enlightenment: Used by Phaeris on Yugo.
  • Beam-O-War:
    • Between Yugo and the Voice Thief in season 2 episode 14.
    • Between Yugo and the cursed spring's water sprout in season 2 episode 16.
  • Beam Spam: The Sufokian Stasis cannons in episode 23 of season 2.
  • Beard of Evil:
    • Remington Smisse
    • Qilby
  • The Beastmaster: The Osamodas class.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Anathar with his red/black Shukrute portals instead of Yugo's blue/white Wakfu portals. He is even able to surpass the two-simultaneous-portal limitation.
  • Beauty Mark: Prince Adale
  • Belly Mouth: Anathar
  • "Be Quiet!" Nudge: After Sadlygrove starts to blurt out that he'd already seen Evangelyne naked, Eva, while denying, casually chokes him with an arm around his neck to stop him from adding a word.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't mention Armand's bad breath to his face.
    • Rubilax threatening to turn Evangelyne into a ghoul is what provokes Sadlygrove's Unstoppable Rage in episode 22. In fact, almost every time Grovy's Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass comes out, it's in response to Eva being in danger (or being hit on).
    • Don't call The Mmmmmmmmmporpg by his birth name. No, seriously, don't. Unless, well, you want the whole town razed.
    • Qilby doesn't take being called a traitor very well.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Nox's whole plan of traveling back in time, something which even the god of time, Xelor himself, can't do. He succeeds in going back in time, but only by twenty minutes.
  • BFS:
    • Rubilax in full combat mode;
    • The Black Raven's huge sword-lance hybrid;
    • Remington's sword Shushu;
    • Bourlof the Butcher
  • Big Bad:
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey: Of the Giant Flyer kind, ridden by Crâ archers.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Sadlygrove manages to invoke this by scribbling very fast on a blackboard while explaining his strategy to fight the Trool wrestlers.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In episode 24, when Sadlygrove frees Evangelyne from Deserboss' Tentacle Rope.
    • Ruel and his Drill Tank in episode 25. Though he manages to save Evangelyne, he's too late to save Sadlygrove.
    • Goultard the Barbarian, in season 2 episode 24, shows up just as Sadlygrove and Rubilax are about to be crushed by Rushu.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Adamaï at the end of episode 16.
    • Sadlygrove waking up in episode 22.
    • Nox in the season 1 finale.
  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: Moon's entrance in episode 14.
  • Big "Shut Up!":
    • Mandale the Bullies chieftain, twice in episode 5.
    • King Sheran Sharm in episode 24, when both Amalia & Armand and Canar & Renate are bickering loudly at the same time.
    • Remington Smisse, whenever his half-dozen Shushus get too chatty.
      Remington: SILENCE, SHUSHUS! Can't hear myself killing, here!
    • Rushu is fond of doing this to assert his authority.
    • Qilby, usually in response to being called traitor, but especially when Yugo gives him the Kirk Summation.
  • Birdcaged: Elaine in episode 19 of season 2.
  • Bizarrchitecture:
    • Nox's Giant Clock Mecha is a mindbending clockwork nightmare, as much from the outside than from the inside.
    • The cursed castle of the ugly princesses is quite weird too.
    • Many of the decrepit buildings in Rubilaxia qualify, as well.
    • Rushu's Castle in the Shushu World have all of them beaten, however.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Evangelyne's arrows, sometimes. Notably the homing frost arrow in episode 24.
  • Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism:
    • Male Sadidas have their faces entirely covered in green hair (even the young ones); females are more human-looking.
    • Male Srams are Skeletons. Female Srams like Maude simply happen to wear a skeleton mask.
  • Blank White Eyes: This is pretty much the visual cue to possession, since it happens to anyone who loses control of themselves:
    • The mind-controlled Sadidas in episode 24.
    • Amalia, who was "friendly"-possessed by the Tree of Life, in episode 25.
    • Amalia and Ruel, when their shadows are stolen by Shadofang, in season 2 episodes 3 & 4.
    • Sadlygrove, when his body was swapped with Rubilax's, in the first episodes of season 2.
  • Blessed with Suck:
    • Sadlygrove's sword is the prison for a demon. While it makes it a potent weapon, it can in turn possess him if he lets his guard down.
    • Qilby is practically the embodiment of this: As one of the original six Eliatropes and their dragon siblings, Qilby is immortal. Unlike the other five, Qilby remembers all his past lives. This might seem pretty useful, and probably was for a while, but after thousands of years, being unable to forget has driven him well and truly insane.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Yugo in episode 21, but only temporarily.
  • Blinding Bangs:
    • Princess Lela's cursed form;
    • Chamberlain Thickdruft and a few other Sadidas.
  • Bling of War: The Justice Knight's armor and weapons are made out of gold.
  • Blob Monster:
    • The Dripples ("Flaqueux") in episode 5 are Blob People.
    • An authentic Blob Monster appears in episode 7 from a broken potion flask.
    • In the final of season 2, many Shushus fuse into a huge black Blob Monster covered in eyes, which is subsequently absorbed by Rushu to increase his power.
  • Blood Sport: Gobbowl
  • A Bloody Mess: In episode 13, to fit with the overall horror-spoof theme, Sadlygrove spreads red berry juice everywhere.
  • Body-Count Competition: Sadlygrove and Rubilax have an impromptu one in season 2 episode 9. Problem is, Sadlygrove can't count.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Rushu. Wanting to play games with the heroes gives them a chance to escape, although Remington and Grany don't quite make it.
  • Boobs of Steel: General Frida Mofette by a long shot. Her gender is obvious from a top view, and she's a Blood Knight bordering on Ax-Crazy when you put her in a mech. Heck she considers a war a vacation.
  • Boomerang Comeback: Attempted by Yugo with his wakfu shield in season 2 episode 25, but Qilby manages to parry it on the return.
  • Born-Again Immortality: The Eliatrope council, without the memory retention. Except for Qilby...
  • Bounty Hunter: Alibert and Ruel's previous occupation. It's when Alibert decided to quit because he was too soft-hearted that Grougaloragran left baby Yugo in his care.
  • Bowel Breaking Bricks: In "Bellaphones Island", Encre Noire the octopus captain squirts a puddle of ink underneath him twice, the second time at the sight of a tidal wave about to engulf his ship.
  • A Boy and His Tofu: Yugo & Az
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Oh Crâ, episode 19. Sadlygrove, possessed by Rubilax, proceeds to crush both forearm and bow of Love Interest Evangelyne in one grasp. The tears of physical and emotional pain she show afterwards are enough to cause a My God, What Have I Done? moment in Sadlygrove, who is arguably also made a broken cutie.
    • And again in episode 25. Eva just can't catch a break.
    • She was this close to being even more broken when Amalia became a tree. It was averted that time, thank Crâ, but poor Eva seems like a Cosmic Plaything...
  • Breath Weapon:
    • Grougaloragran has an extremely versatile and powerful fire breath that he uses liberally in either dragon or humanoid form.
    • Adamaï can also do it, though with far less power.
    • And Phaeris, of course, as Anathar can attest from direct experience.
  • Brick Joke: The ending credits sequence of season 2's episode 8 features the same tied-up bandits from the previous episode.
  • Bridal Carry:
    • Sadlygrove with Evangelyne, shortly on their first encounter, then inside Eva's dream in episode 20, and in episode 24 after he saves her from Deserboss.
    • In season 2, Sadlygrove with Cleophelia on their first encounter, saving her from the Trool wrestlers.
  • Bridge Bunnies: On board of the Sufokian capital ship.
  • Bring It: Sadlygrove to the Sadida warriors in episode 19.
  • Broken Pedestal: Yugo is initially in awe of the Justice Knights, but once he finds out how callous and hypocritical they are, and that even career criminals like Remington Smisse are capable of noble acts, he isn't quite as taken with them as he once was.
  • Bubble Pipe: Shanon Stone owns one with a cigarette-holder look.
  • Bullet Time:
    • Ruel dodging McDeek's energy blast in season 1 episode 9.
    • About any important action in the Brâkmarian Gobbowl match, thanks to Slo-Mo the Xelor referee.
  • Burning Rubber: The Mmmmmmmmmporpg leaves a trail of fire behind him whenever he uses his Super Speed.
  • Busman's Vocabulary: Quite frequent.
    • Amalia uses metaphors and expressions based on plants all the time. Later episodes show us that most Sadidas do this.
    • Likewise, Ruel's speech often alludes to money or wealth (and shovels).
    • Minor characters are also on it; Xav the Baker and his father Ratafouine are constantly referencing bread and baking.
    • Even Nox isn't above making regular clocks or time-related quips.
  • The Butcher: Bourlof ("le dépeceur" in the original French).
  • Butt Biter: During "Le Rush" in Rushu's world, Sadlygrove is bitten in the butt by one of the 666 minor Shushus the heroes are fighting.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Rubilax and Grany's eyes are still visible from inside Anathar's belly.
  • Cable-Car Action Sequence: The air pirates attacking the gondola transporting the heroes in season 2 episode 7.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Piwis (birds), Tofu (other birds), Gobballs (sheep), Bow-meows (cats), Wabbits (rabbits)...
  • Call Back:
    • Several Call Backs in season 2 episodes 2-3 to season 1 episode 6, with the return of Vampyro's castle and his ghouls.
    • Season 1 episode 9: "I don't like clicks..." Season 2 episode 5: "I really don't like clicks..."
    • Season 2 episode 18: "Another of that thing? We're gonna end up in our undies again."
  • Calvinball: Gobbowl. It seems pretty straightforward at first... but rules get thrown out the window about halfway through. In Bonta, a totem pole rises out of the ground and inflicts some effect chosen by the audience on the field, just for fun. And in Gobbowl, cheating is part of the sport.
  • The Cameo: Tons and tons. We can split them up in to types:
    • Internal cameos, which show characters from previous (or future) episodes out of context.
      • For example, you can see two of the princesses from episode 4 in the crowd in episode 10.
      • Goultard's mother is in the background in episode 3, heaving a heavy basket exactly like her initial appearance in a previous Ankama short film.
      • Ogrest, the monster that started the troubled age of Wakfu all by himself, makes a brief appearance in episode 26. You'd have to know the universe's backstory to understand what he's doing there, or even who he is, since it's not explained in the episode.
    • External cameos, which display some of the author's tastes in anime and series. Frequently in the background or in a crowd.
  • Camera Abuse: Ankama seems to like this way of Painting the Medium.
    • Jactance fogging the "camera lens" in season 1 episode 12.
    • Season 2 episode 2 also has raindrops or mud visibly splashing the "lens".
    • And in season 2 episode 7, the "camera" is broken by a cannon projectile!
    • During the credit roll for season 2 episode 14, Amalia tries to sing the show's theme song and shatters the camera lens on the last note.
  • Camp Gay: Canar and Renate don't even try to be subtle about it. Renate himself is named after the fabulous Renato from the film/musical La Cage aux folles.
  • Can't Live Without You: The Tree of Life holds the lifeforce of the whole Sadida people. Which means that when it is drained of all wakfu in episode 26, everyone of them turn into inert stumps, including Amalia.
  • The Cape: Justice Knight
  • Captain Morgan Pose:
    • Sadlygrove after becoming Wabbit king in episode 15 of season 2.
    • Elaine and Encre Noire in their comic spin-off.
  • Captain Obvious: Sadlygrove. Lampshaded in season 2 episode 10.
  • Captured by Kaniboules: Season 1 episode 14.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Rushu, and most of the Shushus.
  • Carpet of Virility: Male Evangelyne and Amalia from the Brâkmarian Gobbowl arc.
  • Catapult Nightmare:
    • Poor Sadlygrove has one at the beginning of episode 22.
    • Adamaï also has one in episode 24, after receiving a dream warning from the Tree of Life.
  • Catch Phrase:
    Yugo: Cool!
  • Cat Folk: Ecaflips are a cat-like race.
  • Caught in a Snare: The net version in episode 5 — self-inflicted on Amalia and Evangelyne.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: Eva does a variation of this in episode 25 with Sadlygrove's Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Censor Steam: The Shower Scene in episode 22.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The show starts off as very fun and colourful, and even the tragic Break the Cutie moment in episode 19 is created by somewhat silly circumstances (namely Sadlygrove insulting Armand's halitosis, and Armand spanking him repeatedly with a vine whip). But once you hit episode 24, Ankama takes all of your silly expectations of an innocent Saturday-morning kid's cartoon and utterly shatters them by delivering the darkest, most tense, and most heart-breaking season finale French animation has ever seen.
  • Chained by Fashion: Anathar, after escaping from the Justice Knight's prison, keeps the enormous manacles and chains around his huge wrists.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Just before the Bontarian Gobbowl match, at the doors of the stadium, Ruel's team players get outfitted — which is okay since the gear is mostly put above their regular clothes. But Amalia and Eva also get to change into cheerleader outfits at the same time, while in the previous scene they were dressed as usual. When (and where) did they do that?
  • Cheeky Mouth
  • Chest Insignia: "J" for the Justice Knight.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Done by the Justice Knight.
  • Click Hello:
    • Remington does this to Evangelyne in season 2 episode 2.
    • Also happens to Amalia in episode 24 of season 2.
  • Cliffhanger: An infamous one at the end of episode 15, which acted as a mid-season break while Ankama and France 3 worked on finishing future episodes and scheduling. Not knowing what would happen to the heroes who were caught in dragon's breath, and knowing that the answer was only going to come six or seven months later was quite annoying.
  • Clock Punk: Not applicable to the whole setting, but frequent examples show up.
    • Nox's creations are all based on intricate clockwork design, from his Giant Mecha Watch, to his Clockwork Creatures like Razortime.
    • The cable-car manned by Ruel's grandmother.
    • The home base of the Justice Knight and his Justice Train.
    • Some Eliatrope design, like the interior of the Zinit, also evokes this trope.
  • Clockwork Creature:
    • The Noxines;
    • Razortime;
    • The Eliacube shortly takes the form of a clockwork owl for easy transportation.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Done with the hair on Yugo's hat during his fight with Nox.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • Grougaloragran's humanoid form during the fight against Nox's puppets.
    • Nox's armor takes quite a beating in the same episode, revealing his Xelor wrappings.
    • Yugo during the season 2 finale.
    • Qilby's is also pretty torn up by the end of season two.
  • Collapsing Lair:
    • Nox's clock in the final episode of season 1.
    • Rubilaxia in season 2 episode 4.
  • Color Character: The Black Raven
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Wakfu glows in different ranges of turquoise while Stasis glows in ranges of purple.
  • Colossus Climb: Sadlygrove has to do this to fight Rushu's giant form.
  • Combat Commentator: The brothers Jactance (the Bontarian) and Tendinite (the Brâkmarian).
  • Combat Sadomasochist: The Sacrier class, including Kriss Krass.
  • Combat Tentacles:
    • Grougaloragran as a Giant Squid makes heavy use of them.
    • Anathar can conjure pitch-black tentacles directly from Rushu's dimension through portals. They're agressive enough that they even seize their summoner if he gets too close.
    • Rushu's true form also sports some.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • In episode 1, while Rubilax destroys Alibert's inn.
      Yugo: Dad, customers are leaving without having paid.
    • In episode 4 with the volcano inside the castle.
      Yugo: What is a volcano doing here?
      Amalia: Well, they have to warm this huge place somehow.
    • In episode 13, Eva is kidnapped in front of Yugo and Amalia, and Amalia becomes completely upset because Eva's hair is messy.
  • Comic Book Adaptation:
    • A continuation of the cartoon following Season 2; fittingly in a format typical for Manga.
    • Also the WAKFU Heroes series of graphic novels featuring minor characters from the show: Le Corbeau Noir (Kabrok & Miranda), Percimol (the Dripple hero), Remington Arc 1 and 2 (Remington & Grany), Maskemane and Tangomango (Elaine & Encre Noire).
  • Companion Cube: The Eliacube, which is regarded as sentient by Nox. Whether it really is or not has been left unclear.
  • Conspicuous CG:
    • The Golems in episodes 8 and 23.
    • The Sufokian Navy submarines at the end of season 2.
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: Sybannak talking to a small rock.
  • Contemplative Boss: Nox at the end of episode 24.
  • Continuity Cameo: Despite being placed a thousand years later, the series continuously makes references to the original Dofus game and universe.
    • The most obvious example would be the animated trees in episode 2: the episode references a story from one of the Dofus comics, Le Chêne Mou.
    • Goultard, a major character of the Dofus comic, makes an appearance in episode 22 and at the end of season 2.
    • Ogrest, an important background character of the Wakfu game, makes a brief appearance in episode 26.
    • Wakfu is also big on cross-media. Most places from the series can be found in the Spin-Off MMORPG, The Guardians.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Brâkmar is built on volcanic ground, with lava rivers flowing below several parts of the town, which should make the whole city too hot to be liveable. The Gobbowl Stadium itself is above a lava lake.
  • Cool Train: Property of the Justice Knight.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: The Council of the Twelve, which consists out of the leaders and nobles of the twelve races. And the Prince of Brâkmar.
  • Couch Gag: Yugo flies towards the episode's antagonist at the end of each Title Sequence of season 1. For episodes not centered on Yugo, it's Sadlygrove who jumps towards the antagonist.
  • Coup de Grâce: Narrowly averted in episode 26; Yugo wanted to finish off Nox but was distracted by Ogrest's roar.
  • Covered in Gunge: The Dragoturkey dung bath in episode 4 of season 1.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Pandiego de la Vega in episode 13 of season 2.
  • Creative Closing Credits: The credits of each episode have a small scene acted out by a character or characters from that episode alongside them. The first four episodes are simply the main characters introducing themselves, but the following episodes all have little skits attached.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Qilby's collection of various animals from all the planets the Eliatropes harvested.
  • Crossing the Desert:
    • Yugo in episode 21 of season 1.
    • Sadlygrove in episode 22 of season 1.
  • Cruel Mercy: Amalia does this to Ruel in the first episode of Season 2. After realizing it was him that was causing all of the critters from underground to terrorize the Sadida people in his search for gold, she decides to not throw him in jail in exchange for all of the gold he found since it rightfully belongs to the Sadida people. Ruel pleads to have his head cut off instead, but she doesn't listen.
  • Cry Cute:
    • Evangelyne (who else?) has two moments in the season 1 Finale.
    • Her sister Cleophelia has one as well in the Season 2 finale; must run in the family.
  • Cult: The Cult of Ogrest.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Evangelyne in high heels, in episode 4. Which gives you a hint that it's not really her when she's dancing in heels at the beginning of episode 22.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Amalia; Evangelyne; Sadlygrove; Yugo...
  • Cyber Cyclops: The Noxines; Razortime
  • Cyclops: Rushu's real form.
  • Cypher Language:
    • Draconic runes are a cypher for French; the code is in the series' art book.
    • The Brâkmarien alphabet.


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