Web Animation: Broken Quest
is a 2013 web animation series written by Seanbaby
, in collaboration with Polaris
. It ran for 13 episodes of about five minutes each.
A group gathered at an inn, consisting of Jonric the 27th (Lv.4 Human Warrior, played by Husky Starcraft
), Violet (Lv.22 Succubus Thief, played by Rosanna Pansino) and Aggie (Lv.67 Were-Lizard Mage, played by Dodger Leigh
), set out to rescue Jonric's girlfriend, Princess Tulip, from her captor Sid (Lv.12 Human Nimrod, played by Michael Davis) and his henchman Yorks (Lv.34 Goat-Slug Minion; played by Jesse Cox
). Misadventures ensue, as the tone is parodic in nature.Can be watched here
Contains examples of:
- Affably Evil: Yorks, in contrast to his master.
- All There in the Manual: Interviews with the cast and crew of the show have revealed some interesting nuances, such as the fact that Violet is a reformed succubus who is trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow.
- Chubby Chaser: Sid, using his Magic Mirror to watch a fat woman bathing.
- Jonric, too, when we discover that the fat woman is Tulip.
- Deadpan Snarker: Violet towards Jonric.
- Double Entendre: Every joke made at Violet's expense are these.
- The Fool: Jonric has been referred to as such. Also, aside from going on a quest to save his girlfriend, he has no idea.
- Enemy Without: Episode 5.
- Engineered Heroics: Attempted in episode 9, with about the same success rate of anything the characters do.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Yorks to Sid, Violet and Aggie to Jonric: all the sidekicks are not only smarter than their (nominal) leaders, but higher-leveled too.
- Jerkass: Sid is cited as the biggest jerk in the land by Jonric.
- Legacy Character: Jonric the 27th.
Jonric, didn't you get arrested for molesting a kobold or something? Jonric:
No! That was Jonric the 17th
, and it was a dwarf! —I mean, Wait. No. What?
- Lovable Coward: Aggie. When presented with The Dragon she accidentally shapeshifts into a chicken.
- Magic Mirror: Sid has one. He uses it to watch the heroes and fat ladies in the bathtub.
- My Face Is Up Here: Violet's first appearance, particularly since she's a succubus.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As Yorks notes, everything Sid had him do regarding the Twenty Bear Asses plot below only helped the heroes to be able to move faster. Sid just wanted to see if he could get them to kill their own horses.
- No Sense of Direction: When asked where north is, Jonric pointed up.
- Overly Long Gag: "The key to your journey lies in that tomb!"
- Power Perversion Potential: Sid's other use for his Magic Mirror.
- Really Gets Around: Violet, at least by reputation. A Running Gag is antagonist characters turning out to be past dalliances.
- Running Gag: in addition to the one just mentioned... In Episode 11, Aggie keeps getting startled by various sights in the dungeon and letting her magic-ball-of-light go out.
- Standing outside Ye Olde Taverne in episode one includes Link and Fezzik.
- The portals used to summon the Adventure Master alternate between blue and orange.
- Stubborn Mule: The horses they get in Episode 1.
- Surveillance as the Plot Demands: Sid's primary use for his Magic Mirror.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial:
Oh! You... have
the [centaur] hooves
horse hooves! Jonric:
No! But where are our
horses? They... had to die! Violet:
Stolen! Our horses were stolen
, and these are not
- Take a Third Option
- Troll: If getting adventures to kill their own horses For the Lulz doesn't make you qualify, what does?
- Twenty Bear Asses: A ferryman (actually Yorks in disguise) sent the group to retrieve twelve centaur hooves. They later realize the horses would suffice, and they don't like them anyways.
- Weird Currency: Ogres use severed fingers for money.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Episode 8 involves the characters running into a riddling bear, who (of course) stumps Jonric. Episode 9 begins with no explanation as to how the bear was resolved.
- You All Meet in an Inn: The premise of the first episode.