Sand Worm: Rubilax's possessed body, shortly, in season 1 episode 22.
Sanity Slippage: Qilby during "Le Zinit". It is quite obvious something is not right at the beginning, where his kind and sensible demeanor is slowly replaced with a more jaded outlook, combined with some dark humor... which all leads up to his complete transformation to Slasher SmileGiggling Villain.
The Scapegoat: While there are a lot of people who believe that Ogrest is responsible for the so-called Ogrest's Chaos, there are also quite some who dismiss this explanation plus other opinions of varying degrees between those two. Ogrest is responsible for Ogrest's Chaos, but he just gets blamed for all other natural disasters on top of this.
Like in the game, almost every class' (and therefore god's) name is a joke based on a backwards word or term in French.
For some tongue-in-cheek Product Placement, Sadida (nature people) is "Adidas" (the full class name in Dofus is "Sadida's Shoe"), Xelor (time mage) is "Rolex", and Sram (assassin) is Mars (the candy bar, or the Roman god)...
Crâ (ranger) is "Arc" (French for "bow");
Ecaflip (gambler) becomes Pilface, or "Pile ou face" (the French expression for "Heads or tails");
Éliatrope (teleporter) is "Portail" ("portal") with an "e" on either side;
Eniripsa (healer) is "Aspirine" ("aspirin");
Enutrof (treasure-hunter) is "Fortune";
Osamodas (beast-master) is "Sado-maso" (French slang for S&M);
Iop (dumb muscle) is "Pois" ("pea" — "avoir un petit pois dans la tête" [litterally, having nothing but a pea in your head] is slang for being stupid);
"Yop" is also the name of a brand of tubed yogurt that the developers had frequently while designing the original premise of Dofus, just like how "Sram" backwards is also the name of a snack the developers liked;
Rubilax (Sadlygrove's sword) is an approximate backwards spelling of "Excalibur";
Kabrok (the merchant and "villain" of episode 3) reverts to Korbak/Corbac which is slang for "raven";
Sybannak (the Sadida from episode 7) is an alternate backwards spelling of "Cannabis";
The ugly princesses from episode 4 all have names relating to their maladies:
Eenca is "Acnée" ("acne");
Ydalipe is "Épilady" (the verb "épiler" means "to remove unwanted hair");
Erpel is "Lèpre" ("leprosy").
Even going so far as calling a whole continent of the world "Amakna", which reverses "Ankama", the developer's studio.
Shushus are a kind of elemental demons that have been trapped within an object, entrusted to Knights of the Order of the Guardians of the Shushus.
Rubilax is the sword guarded by Sadlygrove.
Shadofang is a ring, guarded by Wagnar, a.k.a. Vampyro.
There's also Grufon, who is sealed in an enchanted map, but since he's only a minor Shushu he has no guardian — until Yugo volunteers, but solely to trick the naïve Imp back into its map prison.
Naturally, all of Remington's Shushus count.
Anathar was imprisoned in a cloak guarded by the Justice Knight Senior.
Qilby is a rare non-Shushu example. When Phaeris and Yugo's past adult self defeated him long ago, Yugo sent Qilby into an empty void. After his defeat at the end of season 2, Yugo traps Qilby in that void again.
Gobbowl! Each season has an entire arc dedicated to the sport.
Baking in season 1 episode 8. The winner gets to present his fare to the King of Bonta.note Truth in Television: baking contests do exist in France — and the best baker becomes the provider for the Élysée Palace.
Servile Snarker: Evangelyne is technically Amalia's bodyguard, but she's hardly all-respectful toward the princess. Really, she's more of an older sister to Amalia.
Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Nox's desire to save the family that he lost 200 years before the show has driven him to go from a simple watchmaker to arguably one of the most powerful (and insane) magic-users of all time. Unfortunately, while he is a skilled enough time mage to slow time to a standstill, he is unable to actually travel backwards in time. He believes that this is a power requirement issue, and now seeks to drain enough wakfu from the plants, animals, and people of the world to achieve his goal. It is mentioned that he has drained entire countries dry over the years, and his plan during season 1 involves exterminating an entire race of people to gain the wakfu he needs.
Grougaloragran also mentions that it won't actually work, as time travel is simply impossible no matter how much wakfu he collects, and he'll probably just end up breaking the universe if he tries. Nox, however, is longpast caring. As it turns out, Grougaloragran was partially right. Rewinding time was not impossible, but it did create time rifts that caused a Wakfu: The Guardians villain to travel back to the Dofus era. Had Nox been able to rewind 200 years as intended instead of 20 minutes, it's entirely possible that the universe would indeed have been destroyed.
Ship Tease: Yugo and Amalia; they have a lot of subtle suggestions throughout the series. She also makes the same Green-Eyed Monster look Eva was doing towards Salygrove when Yugo was being flirted with by other women. The last episode of season 2 definitely adding to it, where Amalia's attention aside from that battle was focused entirely on Yugo. And after angrily confronting him about an early incident, she just drops to her knees and hugs him.
The Manga takes it up a notch, probably due to them being older. Yugo blushes like crazy when Amalia ends up on top of him, and if looks could kill Amalia's death glare would have stabbed Maude right in the back when she gave Yugo a birthday kiss. Then in a later chapter she ends up on top of him again with Yugo crimson. They almost look to have a moment before Adamai comments on it. Adamai apologizes but Yugo can't help but have a big smile on his face even after Amalia has walked off.
Sigil Spam: The city of Breta isn't just covered everywhere with Governor Cassis' sigil (which, incidentally, features his stylized face), but the town guards have the habit of stamping everything that enter the city, whether food or people, with said sigil. Including with the big stamp adorning their helmets, which amounts to a solid headbutt.
Anathar when he steals Rubilax's power in season 2 episode 9.
Skewed Priorities: In episode 1, a demon-possessed Sadlygrove attacks Yugo and Alibert's restaurant, causing all of their customers to flee in panic. The two of them are more concerned with the patrons leaving without paying than the rampaging monster destroying the building.
Sky Pirate: The air pirates in season 2 episode 7.
Slapstick Knows No Gender: While they are not targeted as much as resident Plucky Comic Relief Sadlygrove, the girls get their fair share of comedic scrapes. Amalia is the most common victim; the two Gobbowl arcs in particular are especially harsh for her. Evangelyne less often, although she's hardly immune, notably in the Ugly Princesses' abode, or in Ruel's house.
In episode 12, Jay the Iop has his hair standing straight up when around Evangelyne. Twice.
It's a bit subtle, but in season 2 episode 14, when Lady Glagla flirts with Yugo, his "hat ears" stand straight up as well.
Sophisticated as Hell: Sort of, in episode 10. Ruel's "Seeing how popular I was with the ladies at the time, are you sure I'm not your father?" is a comparatively polite way of saying, "I Banged Your Mom."
Smaller spider-tanks are also used by Nox's mooks during the attack of the Sadida kingdom.
Spin-Off: We start with the setting of the MMORPG Dofus. 1000 years later starts the setting of Wakfu, on which the TV series is based. Based on the TV series (and the provided background of the Eliatropes) is Wakfu: Les Gardiens, plus the Wakfu Heroes graphic novels and the Mini-Wakfu shorts. The Big Bad of Les Gardienstravels back in time caused by Nox interfering with the space-time continuum and serves as an important character of Dofus first Add-On "Frigost". Ankama sure loves the idea of Cross-Media...
Kriss and eventually Maude in the Brâkmarian Gobbowl arc, to the point that Yugo and the Brotherhood have very little to do with the story itself.
To a lesser extent, Grovy in season 2, as most of the beginning episodes of Season 2 have been about him (1-5) or the mythos surrounding him (7-8), so much so that the main plot of Season 2 doesn't start until episode 6!
Az the Tofu has a variety of sounds associated with almost every action, including a blinking sound effect.
The Justice Knight's eyes don't squeak, but his golden mask has eyebrows that make a rusty squeaking sound whenever he moves them.
Stab the Sky: The Justice Knight routinely does this, and his father too.
Staircase Tumble: Evangelyne gets an epic one in the castle of the Cursed Princesses.
Stealth Pun: Ruel's Havresac. A haversack is just a type of bag, but Ruel's specifically is a "bag" (sac) which provides a "haven" (havre) for the heroes, making it a literal "haven-bag". (Not so punny in English — the game translates it literally as "haven bag". You can store all sorts of cool stuff in it, like trophies you get for completing dungeons.)
The Wilhelm Scream is heard during episode 12 of season 2.
And in episode 18 of season 2 (when the ride stops while upside down).
And once again during episode 22 of season 2.
And yet again in episode 24 of season 2.
The Stoic: Prince Adale. While they are witnessing technically the gates of Hell opening, thousands of demons raining down and a physical quasi-god blowing their ships up left and right and his crew appropiately flipping out more and more he remains calm and just drinks his tea.
Super-Deformed: Besides Mini-Wakfu, appears in the series proper for Flashbacks or Imagine Spots. Notably Sadlygrove's sunstroke-induced "conscience" in season 1 episode 22, as well as the lengthy video-game sequence in season 2 episode 15.
Followers of Xelor, notably Nox, have the ability to alter time.
Likewise, Yugo can bend space and fire super-lasers by creating portals.
Super Senses: Evangelyne, as a Crâ, has above-average senses when focusing. Notably telescopic vision in season 1 episode 25 and season 2 episode 4 — quite handy for an archer. Also hearing (implied) in season 1 episode 24.
Super Strength: Iops in general. Sadlygrove might not be as strong as his master, Goultard, and it mostly depends on the adrenaline rush, but he can still crush rocks with his bare hands. And he gets even stronger when Rubilax possesses him.
Suplex Finisher: Sadlygrove to one of Rubilax's stone clones in episode 22.
In season 1 episode 24, Eva is quick to claim that she doesn't remember any of her dream from episode 20, that there was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary about it, and it definitely did not contain a certain stupid Iop. Amalia coyly points out that she's turned as red as a tomato.
In season 2 episode 25, Prince Adale's speech sounds as such:
Prince Adale: Thanks to this mineral, [Sufokia] could dominate the world. (beat) But, that's not what we're going to do, of course. We are a peaceful nation.
The Black Raven, while flying, drags the tip of his huge sword/lance on the ground, leaving a long trail of dust.
Qilby does this with his scythe in episode 25 of season 2.
Synchronization: Sadidas and their dolls. It turns out to be a bad thing in episode 7. And a very, very bad thing in episode 24.
Take a Number: In the flashback showing the backstory of the Ugly Princesses, there is such a long line of princes waiting to woo them that they use a "Take a Number" device. Then comes the god Osamodas, who picks number 666 before laying a curse on the disrespectful princesses.
Take Off Your Clothes: In the Justice Knight's prison, the characters are prevented from escaping by an Anti-Magic device which can be disabled by covering it with something. The guys fail to neutralize it by tossing their own clothes on it... and thus they suggest next that Amalia and Eva contribute. The girls don't take it well.
Take Our Word for It: The dress Amalia tries out at the clothes shop in episode 10 is "a bit skimpy". No, really?
Phaeris takes several energy discharges from Qilby to protect Yugo in season 2 episode 25. And then Yugo protect a fallen Phaeris from Qilby's Hand Blasts with his wakfu shield. The whole thing is even lampshaded:
Qilby: That's how you recognize true heroes, my dear Anathar. They spend their time taking hits that aren't meant for them!
And in season 2 episode 26, Evangelyne takes a hit from Remington's ray gun aimed at Cleophelia. She's only wounded, though.
The Noxines can also create medium-sized portals which Nox's Mooks then use, before building a much bigger, horizontal portal through which the whole Giant Clock Spider Tank can fit.
You can also use teleportation by drinking potions, like in the game, although the potions can only transport you back to one location.
Grougaloragran can also performs teleportation, even on entire areas rather than on just people. When he sends the Five-Man Band plus Adamaï to safety at the end of episode 16, it takes away a good chunk of the island.
Evangelyne uses a "recall arrow" in season 2 episode 2, which can bring back the people touching it to the spot from where the arrow was fired.
Testosterone Poisoning: The effect of the potion during the Brâkmarian Gobbowl arc — it is in fact even advertized as such. It doesn't just gender-bend the females drinking it; it can turn anybody into a tall, hunky, hairy, overly-muscular specimen of manliness. Quite noticeable with Eva and Amalia, especially when they suddenly turn back female and you realize how petite they are compared to the male forms.
That's No Moon!: Mount Zinit is actually the Eliatropes' ancient spaceship.
Ruel even hums it and references some of the lyrics. A big example of this trope is when Ruel uses a remix of the theme song as the sequence to a dance-pad activated lock to his house right afterwards.
Evangelyne's mirage also hums this while showering in episode 22 of season 1.
A couple of contestants for the Bard Academy sing the lyrics in season 2 episode 14.
This Cannot Be!: Even so far as Nox saying "This is impossible!" multiple times in episode 26.
First while Adamaï breaks his timestop in order to stop him from killing Yugo.
Next after Yugo accidently transports Nox's whole Clock-mecha to the end of the world.
And then when Yugo manages to move and finally break Nox's most powerful timestop, which even Grougaloragran couldn't.
This Is Gonna Suck: Nox has such a moment during the fight in season 1 episode 17, just before Grougaloragran uses his Breath Weapon on him at point-blank... with enough power to wake up all the volcanoes of the island.
Nox: Ehehe... well, at least it won't hurt much. (closes eyes)
This Is no Time to Panic: In season 2 episode 24, after sneaking a ride to escape Rushu's world, Remington says to Grany: "Don't make a meow...", as they are surrounded by Shushus. Then, a few minutes later, the island is bombarded by the Sufokian navy, and...
Grany: Can I meow now, Remy? Remington: AS MUCH AS YOU WANT!
Yugo meets such a guardian in the person of Adamaï, his dragon brother, and the improvised golem he conjures, who are putting the hero's Eliatrope powers to the test.
Later, Rubilax himself officies as a Threshold Guardian to Sadlygrove, when his master, Goultard, frees the Shushu from the sword. Sadlygrove has to fight and beat Rubilax to earn his respect, as he can't hope staying a Shushu Guardian otherwise.
Cleophelia, by contrast, could easily put back her sister into the Girly Girl spot.
Tonight Someone Dies / Trailers Always Spoil: Long before the episodes were even completed, Ankama was promising fans that the season 1 finale would be a Tear Jerker, causing a lot of fans to debate over which character would end up dying. When they were finally ready, the trailer for the three-episode season 1 finale included a scene of Evangelyne vowing to die alongside Sadlygrove as they're about to be hit by Razortime's powerful attack, which generated even more hype for those episodes.
Took a Level in Badass: At different times throughout the series, most of the characters take a few levels. The best example would be Sadlygrove, whose Training from Hell in episode 22 makes him a real Badass. He even changes clothes to look more awesome.
Amalia's and Eva's relationship fits this in a non-romantic sense sometimes (especially in "Vampyro").
Rubilax arguably is Tsundere towards Sadlygrove. Not romantically, but more with regards to liking him as a friend at all. After season one, his behavior in the second season after reviving Sadlygrove largely seems like a tsun-tsun response to Sadlygrove calling out the fact that Rubilax saved his life.
Goultard is introduced when Sadlygrove visits his tomb. Because he's dead, see. Except he climbs out, alive and kicking, and doesn't give Sadlygrove any explanation deeper than "I was tired of being dead so I stopped".
We never see how Amalia gets her voice back after the events of "The Voice Thief".
The Unfettered: Nox, who will pursue his plan to no end, even when he is told that turning back time is impossible, and the only thing he will achieve by trying is destroying the universe.
Sadlygrove enters a berserker state in episode 22 after Rubilax gloats about his plan of freeing an army of Shushus — and of turning Evangelyne into a ghoul. He gains Blank White Eyes, and then proceeds to kick the asses of dozens of Rubilax's stone clones.
The Mmmmmmmmmporpg's Unstoppable Rage in episode 12 of season 2 is especially impressive, resulting in a good part of Brâkmar getting leveled.