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Wakfu: Tropes D-F
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Wakfu provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Darkest Hour: The season 1 finale.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Sadlygrove after his makeover.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Episode 20 is mostly spent exploring Evangelyne's psyche.
    • Sadlygrove gets one two episodes later.
  • Deadly Dodging: Another use of Yugo's portals, by going through them or having the enemy going through them. A good fighting tactic against Igôle in episode 21, which finally results in the beast going down a chasm. This only slowed it for a while, though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Evangelyne; Ruel
  • Death Course:
    • The treasure room security in episode 9.
    • The Dragon-Pig's lair in season 2 episode 5.
  • Death Glare:
    • Ruel's grandmother will give you one if you ever say the word "borrow". Or "discount". Or "refund". Or... well, any suggestion you could pay less than her tariff.
    • In the manga, Amalia gives one to Maude as she gives a birthday kiss to Yugo.
  • Delayed Causality:
    • Sadlygrove's sword slashes often go according to this, but they split stuff immediately just as often according to Rule of Drama. For example in episode 20, when he slices up the arthropod monster in Evangelyne's dream.
    • Also, the snow sculptures sliced in halves by Ruel in episode 17.
    • Remington's boomerang has this effect on buildings.
  • Demonic Possession: Shushu guardians technically exist to prevent this from happening, but Sadlygrove is not very good at it, and has been possessed by Rubilax on more than one occasion.
    • In episode 6 Vampyro is revealed to be Shushu guardian Wagnar, corrupted by Shadofang.
    • Rubilax has also possessed Amalia's vegetal doll in episode 7.
    • In episode 25, Rubilax possesses Sadlygrove once more, but left him in control, since the possession was consensual this time.
    • Grany Smisse has this happen to him on purpose in season 2.
    • In season 2 episode 2, we learn that Rubilax had taken complete control of Sadlygrove's human body, leaving Sadlygrove trapped inside of Rubilax's sword. This is remedied a few episodes later.
    • Anathar was the Shushu possessing the Justice Knight's father. Anathar later does the same thing to Adamai.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils:
    • Rushu the Lord of Shushus;
    • Osamodas, who, while being technically regarded as a god, is just a very powerful demon.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    The Justice Knight: Justice calls for... Justice!

    Jactance: This is literally literal!!
  • Depth Deception:
    • Played with in episode 14 with Moon's entrance, with shadows and a close-up obfuscating temporarily the fact that the monkey isn't quite the expected size.
    • Also when Rubilax is freed from the sword in episode 22; it isn't immediately obvious that he's half Sadlygrove's height. He doesn't stay that size for long, though.
  • Despair Event Horizon:
    • In episode 25, when Sadlygrove dies. Everything from Eva's reaction, to the fact that even Rubilax is visibly saddened by it combines to create an utterly crushing moment. And as if to defy the very idea of a Despair Event Horizon, it proceeds to get even worse.
    • Nox manages to cross it twice. The first time when he finds out his wife and children are dead, which causes the entire events of the first season, and the second when he finds out that despite all the effort he went through to go back in time to prevent said deaths, that ultimately his plan was impossible and that all the people he killed will not only stay dead but that all his effort was for nothing. This drives him to kill himself.
  • Destructive Saviours: It seems that every time our Five-Man Band tries to save a village from invaders, they level at least half of it in the fight anyway.
  • Detect Evil: Grougaloragran can see auras and detect evil. Unfortunately, the heroes accidentally spurs the ancient dragon to attack by travelling with a Shushu.
  • Determinator:
    • Sadlygrove. He seems to have gotten this from his mentor, Goultard.
    • Also, Nox, in an obsessive, highly demented sort of way.
  • Deus ex Machina:
    • Twice in episode 25. First when Ruel saves Eva and Amalia from Razortime by crushing his arm with his Drill Tank out of nowhere, and second when Master Joris saves now the three of them from Nox's creation by destroying it with a single hit. Both were conveniently too late to prevent the death of everyone's favorite Idiot Hero.
    • The whole ending in general. Nox possibly kills Yugo and starts up the time machine. However, he learns too late that he didn't have nearly enough Wakfu to go back hundreds of years, only 20 minutes. The only reason his plan failed was because there was no possible way that he could have amassed enough Wakfu.
  • Devour the Dragon: Rushu devours his entire army for a power boost when he realizes Goultard is stronger than him.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Grany Smisse is used as a diversion to distract Rushu.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Goultard kicks Rushu's ass almost effortlessly until the latter devours his entire Shushu army for a power boost. Even then, Goultard holds his own and musters enough strength to trap them both in the Shushu realm.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Episode 25 has Sadlygrove dying in Evangelyne's arms.
  • Disney Villain Death: Remington and Grany in episode 3 of season 2.
  • Distracting Disambiguation: While fighting a villain named "The Black Raven", Yugo makes the point that all ravens are black. The team then immediately drops what they're doing in order to work on a better name for him.
  • Distressed Damsel:
    • Parodied in episode 4, with Sadlygrove lured into the cursed castle by a promise of Damsels in Distress... to end up in the role, captured by the Ugly Princesses.
    • This happens more often to Evangelyne than Amalia. Even lampshaded in episode 18:
      Amalia: Why is she always the one getting kidnapped? I'm the princess!
  • Distressed Dude:
    • Sadlygrove in season 1 episode 4, "Miss Ugly".
    • Yugo in season 2 episode 4, "Sadlygrove's Return".
    • Ruel in season 2 episode 5, "The Dragon-Pig".
  • Divine Intervention: Spoofed in episode 16 when Ruel asks Enutrof himself for a miracle to avoid being eaten by Grougaloragran, promising to "double his offerings" if his prayer is answered. This results in Enutrof manifesting with a ray of light to tell Ruel that "Two times zero still equals zero".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the episode "Cleophelia", Sadlygrove tries to use Rubilax in the ring (by making him grow bigger). After a couple of failed attempts, he adds "I'm sorry, this is the first time this has happened to me."
  • Does Not Like Shoes:
    • Amalia is most usually barefoot (except during both Gobbowl arcs, in the polar region in episodes 17-18, or when dressed in full princess regalia).
    • Sadlygrove seems to have lost his shoes sometime after episode 22.
  • The Doll Episode: Nox shows his talent for mechanical puppet shows in the bonus episode, but that was just the precursor to his puppet shows recreating his family life before he found the Eliacube in episode 24. Logically it should be touching that he's made a puppet show to remind him of that, but it's just really, really creepy.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: In season 2 episode 9, Sadlygrove quickly learns that lacking respect for Rushu is suicidal.
  • Doomed Hometown: Emelka. Within the first episode, it's wrecked by a monstrous possessed berserker and attacked by vengeful forest spirits that turn many inhabitants into plants. Sure, they got better, but then they're paid a visit by a crazy time mage right afterwards...
  • Doorstop Baby: Yugo
  • Downer Ending: The season 1 finale, shockingly for a Saturday-morning cartoon, did not end happily. Sadlygrove, after going through so much Character Development and finally having Evangelyne return his feelings is killed by Nox's Razortime, emotionally crushing Evangelyne and giving Yugo Berserker Tears. Nox himself, having spent the past 200 years draining entire countries to gather the wakfu he needs, is only able to travel back in time twenty minutes, which is not long enough to revive most of the people that he has killed. The result is that due to his insanity, hundreds of thousands of lives have been destroyed for absolutely no reason, with no hope of respite. If you're a fan of Nox, his failure to attain any sort of resolution is just as heart-breaking.

    You could count it as a Bittersweet Ending too insofar as the Big Bad has stopped remorselessly killing people and everyone but Sadlygrove survived and Nox's plan to destroy the Sadida ultimately failed. However, some of the moments that made it sweet, like the memorial to Sadlygrove and the Sadida returning to their previous lives, only serve to remind you of the bitter parts. Made sweeter in retrospect when Sadlygrove returns in season 2.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Sadlygrove by Rubilax instead of entering Heaven, as seen in season 2 episode 4.
  • The Dragon: Anathar, to Rushu. He later becomes an actual dragon by possessing Adamai.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: A very shotgun-esque one by the bamboo squirt guns in episode 13 of season 2.
  • Dramatic Thunder
  • Dramatic Unmask:
    • The Black Raven tries one, but the drama fails a bit from the helmet being shortly stuck.
    • The Masked Gobbowler has a straighter example.
  • Dramatic Wind: Lampshaded in episode 6.
    Yugo: Look at his cape! It's moving by itself!
  • Drill Tank: Ruel has one that he uses in episode 25.
  • Driven to Suicide: Nox in the credits of episode 26. After realizing that the Eliacube won't let him travel 200 years back in time and he has no way of seeing his family again, he simply lies down and dies next to their gravestones. Of course, he was long dead anyway, only kept alive by the power of the Eliacube. His body turns to dust and blows away, leaving only his armour and bandages behind.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Ruel. Though not really.
  • Drunken Boxing: Pandawas
  • Dub Name Change:
    • German:
      • Yugo — Yago (This one's justified in that "Yugo" is considered offensive slang in Germany.)
      • Tristepin Percedal — Tristamax Percidral
      • Evangelyne — Angelya
      • Amalia — Amaya
      • Ruel Stroud — Ruel Struut
    • English:
      • Tristepin Percedal — Sadlygrove Percedal
      • Cléophée — Cleophelia
  • Dug Too Deep: According to the Wabbit King, that's the reason he lost his throne. Although he happens to be an Unreliable Narrator; in truth he lost it at poker.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Qilby
  • Dumb Muscle: The Iop class, including Sadlygrove. The Iop king even uses this stereotype in a positive way, claiming they are not smart enough to consider betrayal.
  • Dungeon Crawling: A few of the heroes' adventures. The Dragon-Pig's lair in season 2 episode 5 hangs a lampshade on the whole thing, with a map alluding of the traps to come, and a few meta references to online RPGs.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Debatable. On the one hand the overall tone of the season 1 ending fits with this trope, on the other hand the heroes don't actually earn the ending themselves. The villain does succeed in defeating them, but his actual plan fails simply because it never would have worked in the first place, regardless of what the heroes did.
  • The Easy Way or the Hard Way: Remington Smisse, on his first confrontation with Evangelyne. With rhymes to boot.
  • Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: A fox version thereof in episode 15 of season 2.
  • Egg MacGuffin:
    • Grougaloragran's dofus in the second half of season 1.
    • It hatches in season 2 episode 6, passing the baton to Shinonome's dofus for the rest of the second season.
  • Egopolis: Rubilaxia
  • Elemental Powers: Yugo and Nox use space and time, respectively, and the Sadidas control plants (the Chinese element wood). On the minor characters' side, Vampyro (or rather Shadofang) can control darkness/shadows, and (if you really want to stretch the definition of "element") Chouquette can control pastries.
  • Embarrassing First Name: The Mmmmmmmmmporpg's true name is Marylin. It's also his Berserk Button.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Sir Sadlygrove Percedal has a real name much cooler than his nickname, which is either "Grovy" or "Percy" depending on if you subscribe to fansubs or the official English translation. It's even worse in the original French: Sadlygrove's name is originally Tristepin (an almost literal translation), and his nickname is "Pinpin". His master, Goultard, calls him "Pipoun". Guess you can't go lower than that for a fearsome warrior.
  • Eyepatch of Power:
    • Many of the pirates wears one in "A Fistful of Kamas".
    • This include Encre Noire, although the Comic Book Adaptation reveals it's just a trick with his ink; he has two good eyes, he emulates an eyepatch just to look cool.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Anathar-possessed Adamaï. Hell, just Anathar in general.
  • Extra Eyes: Almost everyone possessed by a Shushu.
  • Faceless Eye: Rubilax, as well as many other Shushus imprisoned in items.
  • Faceless Goons:
    • Nox's Grouilleux.
    • The Sufokian Navy with their diving helmet gear.
  • Face Palm:
    • Sadlygrove often inspires this to his friends, usually accompanied by them calling him a "Iop brain". Eva goes for the two-handed facepalm in episode 19 when Grovy gets himself into a duel with Prince Armand.
    • Jay the Iop also spurs Kriss Krass to facepalm during the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
    • Rushu facepalms when he thinks Anathar has just crushed his precious Eliatrope prisoner.
  • Facial Composite Failure: The poster of Nox's minions done by Renate in episode 24 results in Yugo and Adamaï being fired upon by Crâ border guards.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Sadlygrove is a repeat offender.
    • One of the most drawn-out example is certainly during the Bontarian Gobbowl arc, after the start of the second quarter-time. Grovy seizes the ball to everyone's surprise and runs, along with a very uplifiting music, dramatic echo of Ruel's earlier psych-up speech and Split-Screen Reaction of everybody else... and he scores! Except it is revealed after a few seconds of shocked silence that he scored against his team. Cue the public rolling in laughter, and his teammates barely preventing Ruel from strangling Sadlygrove.
  • Fainting:
    • This can happen to Ruel when he has no choice but to spend his money.
    • Slo-Mo the Brâkmarian referee faints twice at the sight of women actually playing Gobbowl.
    • Elaine faints after Evangelyne and Cleophelia "delicately" propel their boat down a cliff.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: Kriss Krass to his friend Maude; it was used to hide the fact that she plays Gobbowl.
  • Faking the Dead: Ruel in episode 22 of season 2.
  • Famed in Story: By season 2, the Brotherhood of the Tofu has gained some renown from defeating Nox, and are sometimes recognized. This is in fact what motivated Cleophelia to desert from the Crâ, seeking to gain fame at least equal to her sister's.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Ruel's "ugly princess" disguise in season 1 episode 4. As well as the real Ugly Princesses in general.
    • Sadlygrove's Imagine Spot of a gender-bent Eva in very feminine and sexy clothes in season 2 episode 11.
  • Fanservice: Some notable instances:
  • Fanservice Extra: Many, many background characters.
    • Chochanna, the baking contestant from episode 8.
    • The Red Gobballs' Eniripsas (healers), as well as the Cheerleaders, Pit Girls and some female spectators during the Bontarian Gobbowl arc.
    • In season 2 episode 11, an extra who had been gender-bent by a magic potion suddenly returns to her female form... topless.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Grand-scale wakfu explosions. The fight between Grougaloragran and Nox, in particular, devastates Oma Island.
  • Fantastic Science:
    • The "magical science" of the Eliatropes.
    • Also how Nox studies time magic.
  • Fantasy Character Classes
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Pandalusia is a mix somewhere between China and Japan.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: The twelve gods of the World of Twelve.
  • Farm Boy: Yugo being raised by Alibert, the owner of the local inn and mayor of the peaceful, rural Emelka.
  • Fastball Special:
    • Ruel propels Yugo toward the Monster of the Week at the end of every season 1 Title Sequence (save a few with Sadlygrove).
    • Rushu and Anathar plain and simply use minor Shushus as projectiles — while keeping count of their scores.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Rubilax
  • Fictional Sport: Gobbowl — but apparently no longer as Ankama has held a real-life tournament.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Adamaï, possessed by Anathar in the season 2 finale arc, begins to resist when Yugo is put in danger by Qilby in episode 25, and finally throw off the control altogether.
  • Finale Credits: Episode 26's credits show most of the secondary characters and what they've become. Awwwww. Except for Nox, who turns into dust on top of his family's grave.
  • Find the Cure: Episode 7.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Part of Evangelyne's season 2 outfit.
  • Fire Balls: Bound to show up when Grougaloragran fights in humanoid form.
  • Fishing for Sole: A fisherman is hauling a shoe from the sea while giving directions to the heroes is season 2 episode 14.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Flaming Sword: Bourlof the Butcher
  • Flashback:
    • How the Ugly Princesses received their curse in episode 4.
    • Botan Ficus telling the backstory of the Kaniboules in episode 14.
    • Sadlygrove talking about his past adventures over Goultard's tomb in episode 22.
    • Qilby narrating the backstory of the Eliatropes and dragons in season 2 episode 6.
    • Ruel remembering his childhood in season 2 episode 7.
  • Flashback Effects: Various.
    • Mostly by using Art Shift, as with Botan Ficus or Quilby's flashbacks.
    • The scenes illustrating the Ugly Princesses' story are surrounded by Flower Motifs.
    • The ones from Sadlygrove in episode 22 use the same naïve and Super-Deformed style as Mini-Wakfu.
    • Ruel's flashback in season 2 episode 7 is desaturated, and with the sound and quality of a Super 8 film.
  • Floating Continent: The landscape of Rushu's World is mainly constitued of floating landmasses.
  • Floating in a Bubble: Yugo and Az in episode 15.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Amalia. It stays alive due to her Sadida powers, as seen when it begins to wilt in episode 7 after she has been poisoned. As if not enough, she sometimes adds another flower on the opposite side.
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Parts of Incarnam.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Lotie the Osamodas (the little girl from season 1 episode 23).
  • Flynning: Intentionally used during the pirate assault in episode 18, as a parody of swashbuckling movies.
  • Fog Feet:
    • McDeek the Genie, in his true form, has a long trail of purple smoke instead of legs.
    • Rushu, lords of the Shushus, is a special case: he can turn his lower body into searing flames.
    • In season 2 episode 22, both Ecaflip spirits Mélo and Sho-Bubu lack legs, having instead ectoplasmic "tails" linking them to their respective cursed rings.
  • The Fog of Ages:
    • Grougaloragran
    • Inverted with Qilby.
  • Follow the Bouncing Ball: The opening of episode 14 of season 2 has this — with a Tofu, fittingly.
  • Follow the Chaos: In the season 2 finale, Eva is looking for her boyfriend during the battle. Cue a huge nuke-like explosion going off on the other side of the island.
    Evangelyne: (deadpan look on her face) Never mind, I found him.
  • Food Porn: The show sometimes delves into this, with for example Yugo's blanquette or the feast at the end of the Bontarian Gobbowl arc. And then there's the whole of episode 8 and its bakery contest; even its Monster of the Week can make you salivate.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • After episode 25, you will not be able to rewatch the "Gobbowl Hell" arc with anything approaching the same frame of mind. The phrase "I'm entering into the legend!" takes on a whole different meaning.
    • Sadlygrove also mentions his high opinion of a heroic death in Eva's dream in episode 20. He does it again during his rallying speech in episode 25.
    • There is possible foreshadowing for the end of season 1 as early as episode 2. He tells Yugo "I shall repay my debt, even at the price of my life."
    • Yugo's talk with Amalia in episode 13:
      Yugo: I love the stars. Sometimes it feels like my real home is somewhere up there.
    • Adamaï has been featured in the opening credits since the very beginning.
    • The entire point behind the female sacrier in season 2's 10th episode ending credits, and opening scene of the next episode. That, and more Fanservice.
  • For the Evulz:
    • This is the standard motivation for Shushus.
    • Remington Smisse sure likes to be a backstabbing dick for the sake of being a backstabbing dick. Even though every act of pointless villainy he commits ends poorly for him.
  • Four-Fingered Hands:
    • Vampyro's ghouls have four fingers... but when they go back to humans, they get a normal five-fingered hands.
    • Ditto with Sadlygrove, when he lets Rubilax possess him.
    • And Adamaï while in humanoid form.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus
  • Friend to All Living Things: Amalia
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Nox. From a debt-ridden watchkmaker to a destroyer of whole civilizations.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: Aktator the Pandawa is said to have fallen in a barrel of bamboo "milk" when little. In Dofus, Pandawas actually gain their strength by drinking bamboo alcohol.
  • Full Moon Silhouette: Both Evangelyne and Remington is season 2 episode 3.
  • Funbag Airbag: Amalia and Evangelyne seem to have some little animals doing this to them...
  • Funny Background Event: Ankama put a lot of detail into every scene; you have to watch the episodes several times to notice a lot of things going on in the background.
  • Furo Scene: Happens in "The Voice Thief" (season 2 episode 14) with Amalia and Eva.
  • Fusion Dance:
    • Ruel's grandmother and her Dhreller can merge before a fight. All enutrofs and their Dhrellers in the MMO, in general.
    • Also from the MMO, an Osamodas' gobgob can fuse with them, in order to change them into their dragon from.


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