Doraleous: Sure, but a small, highly skilled team can be just as effective.
Doraleous and Associates is a weekly updated animation series by Hank And Jed found here.The series is protagonized by The Hero Doraleous, and his Associates Neebs, (a stupid archery elf with a tendency to ruin the Associates' plans) Mirdon, (a snarky wizard who always get his spells wrong) and Drak (an annoyingly voiced axe wielding dwarf).Lesser known are his two other associates who turn up to their meetings awfully late, but were more competent than Doraleous' other three associates: Sir Walken (a competent knight who's also Doraleous's second-in-command) and Broof (an axe-wielding warrior with inhuman vitality and a husky voice, who is prone to some of the more unexpected humor in the series). They have both became more popular as the series progressed.The bunch mostly work as mercenaries, looking for jobs as warriors for hire and/or diplomats.They had a successful Kickstarter that met its goal in April 2013, with the new episodes being released the following February.
All There in the Manual: According to interactive map of the setting, Mirdon is over 300 years old and Doraleous apparently valued Drak for his engineering skills.
Amazingly Embarrassing Grandmother: Broof's Nana knits him an axe cozy with a floral pattern in episode 34 and he puts it on his axe to humor her but it's clear that he's very embarrassed to be doing so in front of Doraleous. Then she brings out his baby portrait in the next episode...
Doraleous is NOT a bitch, and make sure you don't address him as such.
Neeb doesn't like being discriminated against for being an elf. Also, while he does disobey and disagree with Doraleous a few times, he never actually insults or blatantly disrespects him, and when Ladderguy does just that, Neebs goes off on him.
Sir Walken saving the life of the Associates at the end of Episode 6.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turns out Ladder Guy has zero respect for Doraleous (specifically, referring to Doraleous as a "dumbass" who "ain't worth shit"). When he reveals this to Neebs, Neebs becomes very angry.
The Chosen One: Doraleous confirmed multiple times, although what he's been chosen to do is unclear. Due to his humility, he doesn't seem to be in a rush to claim the title, and he's totally okay with the idea of Testicles being The Chosen One, due to Testicles' status as a renowned warrior.
Combat Pragmatist: Neebs likes to engage his enemies in 'theological discussion' and shoot them in the head when they aren't looking. This is the source of plenty of his conflicts with Doraleous, and his eventual firing at the first episodes of Season 2.
Ironic Nursery Tune: General Leslie sings a traditional Wetald Lullabye while trying to inspire the troops to repel an invading army, as Music for Courage. It becomes a Crowd Song that creeps the other guys out so much they retreat.
"Only a madman sings a Battle Lullabye!"
It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: The Lady of the Lake refers to Testicles as the actual anatomical term, rather than using the pronunciation "Tes-tih-clees" (think "Heracles"). Testicles corrects her but she does it again anyway.
Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The threat of the Giopis attacking the Geigh Kingdom is built up over several episodes, but unfortunately we don't get to see the battle; according to Doraleous the Geighs won (with the Associates helping).
Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Subverted with Drak. Ostensibly a dwarf, has a high-pitched voice, wears only a loincloth, no Scottish accent, and the demeanor of an eight-year-old girl. In addition, he is only seen drinking beer once. However, he does have a beard and uses an axe in combat.
Pet the Dog: Neebs, despite being fantastically self-centred and thoughtless, still beats up Ladder Guy for insulting Doraleous, proving that while monumentally stupid, he is still very loyal to the Associates.
Real After All: The Zephyr Blade, apparently, as it shows up in Harry Pooter's book of magical weapons. Also, it actually does look like a stick.
Red Right Hand: Killengorf, an old friend of Mirdon, has unnaturally pale skin and red eyes, a side effect of using dark magic.
Right Behind Me: Averted or played with, depending on the author's intentions. When Aleena turns out to be right behind Neebs when he's insulting her Gag Boobs with a, "Oh really?' Neebs doesn't skip a beat, turning around and responding, "Yeah really!"
Farmer:We'll never forget your name. And by the way, what is your name?
Farmer: [with more difficulty] Domaleous.
Doraleous killing things, only to have someone else (usually Neebs) take the credit.
The Zephyr Blade.
Serious Business: For Walken, it's not cleaning off one's sword before sheathing it, and for Ladderguy, it's stepping on the top rung of the ladder. Granted, they both have a point (as not cleaning your sword promotes rust, and stepping on the top rung of the ladder could cause it to fall backward), but Walken and Ladderguy react with comic defensiveness when these rules are broken.