Webcomic / Dragon Mango

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Mango, Daughter of Passion

Dragon Mango is a "possibly funny" webcomic, set primarily in the Kingdom of Fafnir. When the human population was nearly wiped out a thousand years ago, the Dragon Slayers arrived to save them. Now a modern-day Dragon Slayer is anxious to prove her worth and restore her family's honour.

Did I mention that her first challenge is to escape the pile of rock candy she just released from her dragon-shaped pinata?

The comic is in a Japanese style, though drawn by Canadian artists. The storyline ranges from deadly serious to absurd, often on the same page, and has several arcs that are starting to come together. It's liberally sprinkled with pop culture and anime references, with quite a bit of very original humour. The artwork, especially in the early comics, is a bit inconsistent, so don't be put off by the first comics being mainly in black-and-white. Colour and animation are used for the more important scenes.

Dragon Mango is written, drawn, and produced by Mark Sprague, Crystal Kearns, Adam Lockhart, Doug Middleton, and Karen Hayman, who together comprise Unpredictable Fish. A new comic is published every Thursday.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Always Someone Better: Mango wins a major tournament and is proclaimed greatest warrior in the land. But it turns out, this only applies to her native kingdom of Fafnir and even that barely. Upon leaving, she is repeatedly Curb Stomped by multiple parties, with the prospective Lolita Knights doing so the most.
  • Amplifier Artifact: The Mushroom of Life is a legendary alchemic ingredient. It also boosts Princess Phenylalanine's Mind Manipulation powers from only making small changes to peoples' minds to completely enslaving them.
  • An Ice Person: In addition to her natural magical abilities as an ice dragonslayer, Bleu is also a spellcaster with great skill in ice spells.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: The trope is discussed, with it being stated that most adventuring parties in that world are composed of 3, with 4 pushing it. When attempting to travel through a Portal Network that imposes a limit on how many people can go through at once, they use Loophole Abuse to send two separate adventuring parties one after another.
  • Asleep for Days: Recovering.
  • Badass Adorable: Peaches and Cherry.
  • Beast Man: Attacked the farm.
  • BFG: Cupcake's gun is bigger than she is.
  • BFS: Mango Lampshades the fact that Pumpkin carries a sword bigger than herself.
  • Black Magic: Destructive magic. Its combat uses mean it's not evil.
  • Big "NO!": Spoofed in this strip, when Pumpkin's father returns after a four-year journey into faraway lands and gives Mango a rare treat, called a "sweet swirl stick", which Cherry eats in one bite.
    "Wow, you're right, that was really good! Is there any more?
    "NOOOOOO!"
    "Okay, I was just askin'."
  • Bilingual Bonus: A book on trapping demons has some Swedish text in it. The name of the book is, "hur att fängsla demoner," which is the literal translation (but grammatically incorrect) of, "how to imprison demons." A page in the book says, "Den som kan sova evigt är inte död," which means, "One who can sleep forever is not dead."
  • Blue Blood: Bleu is quite proud to mention that she is of noble blood from both the dragonslayer and human races, her father being a member of the dragonslayer council and her mother being a duchess in the human government.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Cherry is the daughter of the legendary King Citrus, and very possibly the strongest dragonslayer in the world. The King's advisor calls the very idea that she would even need a bodyguard laughable. Mango is assigned to be Cherry's bodyguard more to protect everyone else from Cherry than Cherry herself, since even after Cherry makes an effort to behave herself, she remains a Person of Mass Destruction. Mango consistently fails to keep the princess in line and gets in deep trouble for all the damage she causes.
  • Bold Inflation: A liberal amount of words are for more or less arbitrary reasons bolded. Usually nouns.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • The prospective Lolita Knight party fall victim to this to the traitorous princess of the elf kingdom and are reduced to her mind controlled slaves. Her control over them has grown strong enough to completely usurp their minds whenever she pleases, but since this eliminates the creativity that makes them so effective to begin with, the Princess usually settles for keeping their loyalty by manipulating their memories. As a result, they now act as antagonists to the dragon slayer parties, believing they need to kidnap the dragon slayer princess to save the world.
    • To the annoyance of the current Oni Queen, her would be successor, Peaches, is a kind and non-ruthless Oni friendly to humans. She attempts to use her power to remake Peaches into a monster, and Peaches begs Bleu to work with Mango to Mercy Kill her before she can hurt anyone. Fortunately, Bleu manages to put a stop to this before the Oni Queen can finish.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Schedule Slip is referred to by the characters. And exploited, since it allows the characters more time than the In-Universe time would otherwise give them.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Do you know how many monsters attacked the farm? (A rare heroic variant)
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: At first, Mango is enthusiastic to leave the farm and become a real dragon slayer. But then she realizes that defending the farm against genuine monsters for minimum wage and a friendly thank you is far more fulfilling than all the glory received from the Engineered Heroics of dragon slaying.
  • Celestial Deadline: The raw power of the stars' alignment.
  • Cheerful Child: Cherry is almost perpetually happy.
  • Child by Rape: Peaches's origin story. Female Oni are unable to bear daughters on their own and instead have their sons kidnap human women to mate with. Giving birth to Oni is difficult for human mothers and they frequently suffer Death by Childbirth. Even when they do survive, they end up as snacks for the Oni, who consider humans a delicacy.
  • Cleavage Window:
    • Candy has one in the shape of a heart.
    • Mango and Bleu's fashion armor also features this, which gets Lampshaded by Mango as impractical.
  • Cold Iron: Elves are extremely vulnerable to iron, but can learn to resist it through Training from Hell. Afterwards they use iron armors as a Power Limiter. Half-Elves are completely immune to it, likely due to their human half's iron-based blood.
  • Collapsing Lair: The count's lair collapses exactly like Castlevania.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Called "Snow Dancer Syndrome" by Berry, and referred to as a scientific principle. She mentions that if a previously formidable enemy attacks en masse, they're all a lot less powerful.
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: Applies to multiple characters, including Mango. At one point, the trainee Lolita Knight party assumes that since the nearby dragonslayer party is rumored to include one, they must be their target, since it makes no biological sense and is surely rare.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Upon being Hoist By Her Own Petard and mortally wounded, the Oni Queen reconsiders the value of The Power of Friendship and dies wishing she had had a kind father like Peaches's.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Black and white. sometimes with splashes of color
  • Disappeared Dad: Mango's. She doesn't even know his name. He is eventually revealed to be a man named Steen Dragonsbane. Having never learned that Mango's mother, Passion, was actually a dragon in human form, she was Mistaken for Own Murderer when he saw her true form and she was forced to flee his wrath.
  • Ditzy Genius: Candy can pull off miraculous feats when given a confidence boost and has great skill in many fields. But she also flunked out of magic school among countless others and frequently screws things up.
  • Doctor's Orders: An injured gladiator is not allowed up.
  • Doorstop Baby: Spoofed; the alchemist Cupcake explains that she doesn't know exactly what race she is, because her adoptive mother and mentor, Chocolate Explosion, found her lying in a box on the doorstep. Her immediate reaction upon seeing the box: "I didn't order this!"
  • The Dragonslayer:
    • Dragonslayers are an actual species. They are much stronger than humans, have innate magical abilities, and are the ones most easily able to deal with dragons. In actuality, they are dragons, who decided to assume human-like forms, befriend humans, protect them from their brethren, and use them as easy meal tickets.
    • Mango's father is a human known as Steen Dragonsbane. He has made it his life mission to wipe them out, mistakenly believing them to be responsible for the death of his wife. He is extremely strong and has only gotten even better at killing dragons due to the weapons he has made from their corpses.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Pretty much all characters are named after things you can eat, mostly fruits and other grown edibles for humans and dragonslayers, and desserts for elves.
  • Engineered Heroics: The Dragonslayer deal.
  • Equippable Ally: Female Oni are able to transform animals and even dragons into weapons.
  • The Exile: King Citrus, at the urging of his advisor, forbade dragonslayers from learning the arts of war. A secret society of dragonslayers formed, in which they secretly passed said knowledge on to the next generation. But many of said younger generation grew deeply resentful of King Citrus's edict and attempted to launch a revolution. It was put down by a dragonslayer currently known as Ginger. She made King Citrus spare their lives, sending them into exile instead. And disapproving of King Citrus's edict herself, she went with them.
  • Expansion Pack Past: Before Candy decided to become a Caller, she studied a lot of things, depending on what's appropriate for the situation at hand. That includes martial arts, lockpicking, carpentry, weight training, and a few other jobs.
  • Extra Eyes: Lemon has an extra pair of eyes. She usually leaves them shut, giving the impression they are eyebrows.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Bleu Berry and Peaches.
  • A Friend in Need: Running to help Agent Vinegar against the dragon.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Bleu's name is considered a masculine one, and was presumably chosen because her father had really hoped his first born would be male.
  • Genghis Gambit: Junior's entire motive for launching the Goblin Invasion is to unite the monsters of the forest by showing that together, they can beat even Mango, who is legendary to them due to them having never successfully stolen a single chicken from the farm she guarded.
  • Good Old Ways: Mango fights monsters, the way dragons used to.
  • Half-Human Hybrid:
    • The half-Dragonslayers, of whom Mango is the first. Since the dragon slayers' population had been in decline, the discovery they can mate with humans is considered to have saved their race and has in fact more than doubled it. They are slightly weaker than purebloods, but unlike pure bloods, who are actually dragons themselves and require human blood to take human form, half dragons are born with human-like forms and can learn to assume dragon form later.
    • Cupcake does not know her true parentage, but is speculated to be half elf and half human due to having pointy ears like an elf and yet no weakness to Cold Iron like a human.
    • Female Oni, such as Peaches, are close in that they have human mothers, though this is in fact a thing that is inherent to their race since female Onni are only able to bear sons.
  • Hard Head: Some characters' concussions are expected to just "wear off."
  • Healing Potion: using fighting the count — and when Mango is found in the woods.
  • The Herald: As soon as the girls are accepted as Lolita Knights, a cloaked figure appears to urge them to reject it for a greater challenge.
  • He's Back: The Oracle. Initially she looks like a confused seer and Harmless Villain, but as soon as she learns the one bit of information she lacked, she figures everything out instantly, gets her Vision back in full force, and promptly orchestrates a Thanatos Gambit.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This comic, which pre-dates Mega Evolution by a good few years.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Oni queen tries to kill Peaches and Bleu by throwing half the mountain at them. She causes a cave in that crushes her.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: To the goblins, Mango is a terrifying goddess of death and destruction.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: The elf Eclair wears a heavy iron armor breastplate. Iron usually causes them massive pain; Eclair turns out to be wearing it purely for the weight and pain handicaps.
  • Immune to Mind Control: High Priestess Raisin and Bonbon, Chocolate Cupcake's pet pig, are immune to Princess Phenylalanine's powers.
  • Impossible Item Drop: Parodied; Mango receives a suit of fashion plate mail for swatting a mosquito, then wonders how killing a bug made armor appear. (Answer: it was a drop bug.) She later has to assure her mother that she didn't hack anyone for it.
  • Insistent Terminology: Cherry insists that she can "pfffft", and not teleport.
  • Intangibility: Dream dragons can become selectively intangible and are very difficult to damage.
  • I Want Grandkids: Bleu's father wants her to find a husband and continue their line. Bleu would rather focus on school.
  • Konami Code: High Priestess Raisin often performs button combinations, the classic Konami Code being one of them, which according to her gives her infinite lives.
  • Leaked Experience: Cherry gains a Character Level from Mango's combat encounter, despite not doing anything herself.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Lecithin respects Agent Vinegar for challenging him instead of just attacking.
  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: The Tarrasque shops apparently have a reputation for this, and licenses are required for such shops. It helps that they can literally be packed and unpacked from enchanted suitcases. The shops set up in popular locations are more likely to linger.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: The Count.
  • MacGyvering: Candy fixes the seal with a brick, a sheet of paper, a quill, a half-eaten sandwich and two coat hangers.
  • Magitek: Magitek is technology that is powered by magic generating reactors. It once was extremely common, but was outlawed in most countries after a magitek reactor seemingly blew up the technologically advanced city of Square One. Magic produces tiny amounts of chaos energy. The minuscule amount generated by typical spells is harmless, but magitek reactors generate massive amounts of magic, and by extension, massive amounts of chaos, which could theoretically result in continent wide destruction.
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child: In the past, human women who escaped their Oni captors and gave birth to the next Oni Queen were not considered a problem since their human husbands would abandon the resulting Child by Rape to be found by the Oni because of this trope. The current Oni Queen was subject to this. She is also rather outraged that her would be successor, Peaches, was raised by her adoptive human father with kindness, resulting in a non-ruthless female Oni friendly to humans.
  • Matter of Life and Death: This is why Bleu Berry must give a presentation to the class.
  • Mistaken for Own Murderer: The reason Mango doesn't know who her father is. He is an incredibly strong human strong enough to defeat a dragon. One day, he saw a dragon seemingly attacking a city and severely wounded it. The dragon fled, and he was distracted by the appearance of a badly wounded dragonslayer woman. While she recovered, they bonded, ran away from her disapproving people, and got her pregnant. One day, he returned to her only to find her missing and that same dragon appearing over her clothes. Assuming the dragon to have eaten his lover, he attacked her and she fled. To this day, he doesn't realize that said dragon was his lover in her true form.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: One of the many main characters summoned a hippogryff — half-hippopotamus, half-griffin.
  • Money Spider: Mango goes off fighting the monsters of the forest in hopes of getting enough money for fashion armor. The "cheapskate" monsters drop little cash, but one small bug does have a literal Impossible Item Drop of fashion armor.
  • Monster Lord:
    • There exists a recent new Troll King.
    • Junior is the King of Goblins, and is an especially big, strong, and intelligent member of his kind.
    • Female Oni are rare and though smaller, are also much more powerful than the males, usually ending up in charge of their tribe. When the previous Oni Queen dies, the Oni decide that Peaches is the new one.
  • Monster Protection Racket: Having long since sealed most of the genuinely evil dragons, the Dragonslayers do this to continue to receive funding and glory. With the added twist that they are the dragons.
  • Multicolored Hair: Cherry's hair is literally rainbow colored.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: A shapeshifted fortune teller explains she's doing this — and her enemy is too overconfident to care.
  • Mysterious Stranger: Subverted. Chocolate Explosion reveals the truth in the same panel where she appears.
  • Nominal Importance:
    • Lampshaded here, when two characters introduced in a way that heavily suggested that they were cannon fodder found themselves alive a number of comics later.
    • Also lampshaded here, when Bleu figures that the overly designed guy is more likely to have plot relevant information than the highly generic townspeople.
  • Not Me This Time: Cherry's reaction when Lecithin destroys the tavern they were sitting in.
  • Not Quite Dead: Chocolate Explosion
  • Now or Never Kiss: When Cherry runs out of actual stories about their adventures to entertain an audience with, she starts making them up. One of them features Mango and her friends fighting an unstoppable dragon. Just before the comic cuts away, it heavily implies that her story has Mango and Agent Vinegar do this.
  • Obliviously Evil: Cherry
  • Oh, Crap!: Cupcake's reaction to when Count Baklava turns into a Bane Dragon is quite literally, "Oh, censored."
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Dragons are giant flying reptilian creatures. Each dragon is born with specific traits, such as frost dragons, which can breathe ice, and dream dragons, which function as selectively tangible illusions. In the ancient past, dragons would prey on humans, and some still do, but peaceful wild dragons are also known to exist. The so called "dragon slayer" species is actually an entire civilization of dragons who have secretly shapeshifted into human-like forms and integrated into human society.
  • Our Elves Are Better: A Long Lived pointy eared species with a weakness to Cold Iron. High Elves tend to be drug addicts.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: They're really cute. (And half-hippo).
  • The Pardon: King Citrus grants one to Passion.
  • Parental Abandonment: The Oni Queen's father threw her out into the wilderness causing her worldview
  • Playing with Fire:
    • As a fire dragonslayer, Mango has natural fire magic. It becomes even stronger if the environment itself is already on fire.
    • Candy has basic magic training and can theoretically cast fire spells, though she cannot do so reliably.
  • Portal Network: The Tarrasque item shops are linked by these to a warehouse, which is why the proprietors can afford to set up shops in very isolated locations.
  • Power Crystal: There is a naturally occurring crystalline substance which can be used to conduct and focus magical energy. It is often used as a material for magic staffs and crystal balls. They form natural Ley Lines of magic power that can be tapped by sufficiently skilled magicians.
  • Power Limiter: Eclair is always seen wearing armor, which fits her concept as she is a swordfighter. But it's also made of iron, which hurts and weakens an elf (which she is) by its mere touch! She is also a graduate of swordfighting style with an insanely dangerous training method (most students either flee, die or go insane long before completing training) focused on enduring the touch of iron. When she goes up against an extremely powerful enemy, she drops the armor to unleash her full potential.
  • Prophecy Twist: High Priestess Raisin predicts that the dragonslayer princess will break the Sealed Evil in a Can and doom the world. To prevent this future from happening, she tries to kill Cherry. It turns out there's a second dragonslayer princess, and while Cherry does accidentally crack the seal, its Princess Phenylalanine who wants to force Cherry to break the seal entirely.
  • Quest: Two at once. Mango, Bleu, and Cherry, are sent out to recover Ginger, the only dragonslayer still tough enough to stand up to the evil dragons threatening to break out of the seal. Pumpkin, Lemon, and Lime's group is sent out to gather the closest descendants of the seven sages to repair said seal.
  • The Red Mage: What Bleu is designed after, having access to white and black magic and even being dressed similarly to the Trope Namer.
  • Revenge: What the beast men are seeking
  • Royal Brat: Princess Phenylalanine, one of the major antagonists. She is a member of the dragonslayer species, but also a princess of the elvish kingdom of Aspartame. She is said to be selfish, spoiled, and lazy.
  • RPG Mechanicsverse: There are references to stats, Hit Points, item drops, Character Levels, and Save Points, though these are treated more like gags than consistent rules.
  • Running Gag: Statues of Mango always get smashed, it's gotten to the point that they come in packs of two now.
    • Pumpkin's inability to use a sword properly.
  • The Scapegoat: The traitorous princess of the Elf Kingdom, herself a dragon, plans to commit multiple international crimes, such as breaking the seal that locked the evil dragons away. She has reduced the trainee Lolita Knight party to her mind controlled slaves and plans to pin all the blame on them.
  • Schedule Slipinvoked: Character can get through a maze in a month — from the readers' point of view.
    Damn this erratic update schedule!
  • Schmuck Bait: Free Meat! In the middle of a large red target. Next to a "Free Meat" sign. Directly under a sixteen-ton weight. And poisoned. In response:
    Claw: You let the princess eat raw meat off the floor?!
    Mango: Sorry! Sorry! It's just... well... Have you ever tried to get between that kid and a hunk of meat?
    Claw: Okay... I have to admit you have a good point there.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The dragon slayers defeated most of the dragons that plagued the world and helped seal them away. The seal is protected by a prophecy, making it so that only the dragonslayer king's heir can break it. Several villains have and are attempting to break said dragons out of the seal for their own purposes. Bleu even suspects that there might be a traitor among the dragonslayer council. When Cherry accidentally cracks it, Mango and her friends are sent out on a quest to find the only dragonslayers that still have the training to fight the evil dragons and find the descendants of the sages who created the seal.
  • Secret Shop: Tarrasque shops can get set up in some absurdly obscure locations. One member of the dragonslayer council mentions that he found one behind a wall in a dungeon he had to blow up with a bomb to find.
  • Shoot the Dog: High Priestess Raisin seeks to kill Cherry because she has foreseen a potential future in which the dragonslayer princess dooms the world.
  • Shout-Out: There are often two to five references to other works per page. Some of them are:
    • Mango wishes the goblins would come and take Cherry away right now!
    • When the prospective Lolita Knights take out the boss of a castle, it crumbles very much like the titular [1] does at the end of every game.
    • Mango defeats a bunch of monsters, and after that she gets a Final Fantasy win messages, complete with the Final Fantasy VII win fanfare.
    • While looking for her sword, Mango comes across what's totally not the Master Sword, because if it were, someone might sue. And the triforce is upside down.
    • Her own sword is found in a Sword in the Stone routine.
    • Raisin performs the Ritual of Contravity daily and thus has infinite lives. It's Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.
    • There's a sign for the World Gladiatorial Federation, with the word Federation crossed off and replaced with Entertainment.
    • Colleen, Sandwich, and Bleu Berry are dressed as a White Mage, Black Mage, and Red Mage respectively.
    • One opponent in the tournament is Grateman, who bears more than a slight resemblance to The Shredder.
    • The poster of the Sherbert School of Incredibly Dangerous Swordplay has He-Man on it in a pose closer resembling Conan the Barbarian with a girl clinging to him.
    • The first thing hat happens when Lady Strawberry Cheesecake and Mr. Tea Biscuit enter the Sherbert School, tetriminoes fall on them.
    • The explanation for what magic is is suspiciously similar to the explanation of The Force, including something controversal that starts with "midichlori—".
    • The goblins get rolled up like a katamari.
    • The password for the safety of Vinegar's cellblade is THX 1138.
    • When trying to cheer Mango up, Cherry brings several familiar object, such as a 1up mushroom (which has also appeared previously), a six-pack of Maltese Falcons, ruby slippers, the Creation Matrix, Rapunzel (the pony), and some lost footage from The Magnificent Ambersons.
    • When Mango is sentenced to death, Berry objects, complete with properly formatted red "Objection!" text and pointy finger.
    • The temple of Sharkey is hidden by a Somebody Else's Problem Field.
    • Pockfighting is described as a sport where kids go out and capture wild animals and make them fight for entertainment. If that's not familiar enough, one of the characters uses an electric hamster, which is described as a starter mon. There are a bunch more references as well.
    • There's a girl named Peaches. Just like Momotaro, she's got three animal friends, and she fights oni.
    • One of the many times Mango falls to the ground from a great height is a clear reference to Yamcha's memetic fall in Dragon Ball Z. Japanese text included.
    • The Little Red Riding Hood shows up to buy some wolf repellent for her trip to her grandma's house.
    • When the trainee Lolita Knight party is on the verge of breaking her mind control and about to expose Princess Phenylalanine's plans, she assumes direct control.
  • Squishy Wizard: Like all dragon slayers, Mango has natural magical abilities. When the attacking Oni see Mango use a fire blast, they assume her to fit the trope. Mango quickly proves them wrong, stating that the back row magic specialist is Bleu while she's a straight up fighter.
  • Statuesque Stunner: This comic implies that Mango is at least 6 feet tall.
  • Summon Magic: They are called callers. Summoning tends to require Geometric Magic, but a sufficiently skilled caller can make do without it. Especially skilled callers can manifest dream creatures.
    • Candy is a summoner who's very skilled at summoning rabbits, but not much else.
    • The Count attempted to summon the evil dragons that were sealed away with a spell that would place them under his control. Fortunately, Candy used her own knowledge of calling to tamper with his magic circle, resulting in an army of sheep instead.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Bleu Berry and her father Goz (a dragon) get into a heated row. When she counters his threat to tear her to little pieces and feast upon her entrails by pointing out that if he does, he might never have an heir, he threatens to eat one of her friends instead. In response, she makes a presentation to her class on how to defend against dragon attacks entitled, "Discussion Intended to Educate Defence Against Dragons" (DIEDAD), which includes a diagram of an "entirely hypothetical dragon" labelled, "Generic Dragon - Not Particularly Based on Anyone's Dad".
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Peaches has this for the Oni Queen.
  • Take That!: Makes fun of Pokémon over the fact that it is Strictly Formula and resets the entire plot every season or two, making all previous development meaningless.
  • Tap on the Head: Used to enforce the Doctor's Orders.
  • Thanatos Gambit: When High Priestess Raisin figures out the final piece of the puzzle to why her visions didn't seem to be accurate, she immediately sees that the best way she can promote her preferred future is to die right there. She also uses the last of her strength to reassume her usual form, which unknown to the enemy that killed her, allows Mango to learn that she died.
  • Tomato surprise The Dragonslayers are all shapeshifted dragons, the occasional dragon attacks are just to keep dragonslayer funding. It doesn't come at the end but does mark the end of an arc and the start of some of the bigger ones.
  • Training from Hell: Lord Sherbert teaches the ''Sherbert School of Incredibly Dangerous Swordplay''. He is said to have "more fatalities than graduates", but an Elf who makes it through can withstand wearing an iron armor without even twitching from pain, while a simple direct contact with iron can kill an untrained Elf.

    His current pupil, an alumnus from another such school, asks for more: When he learns the girls are in danger, he asks Sherbert to crank it Up to Eleven so he can quickly graduate and rush to their help. Even Sherbert is surprised.
  • Transformation Trinket: There exist special objects called dragon orbs. All half-dragons are innately linked to one and can switch to their dragon form by fusing with theirs. Count Baklava, an elf, somehow managed to acquire one and was able to fuse with it to become a dragon himself.
  • Twin Telepathy: Lemon and Lime are a dragon with two heads in dragon form, but have two separate human bodies and are mentally linked. Lime speaks all the time, but only ever through Lemon's mouth, leaving the impression she's a mute.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: When Steve attempts to use the Baloney Stone to lie to the dragonslayers that he has an Evil Twin who is the one who has been conning people, Pumpkin's reaction is "Oh, how exotic!"
  • Unbroken Vigil: Mango decides to believe that this was what caused Cherry to fall asleep on her bed as opposed to prodding her injuries or poking her in the eye.
  • Villainous Legacy: Glucose, the soul eater, was an evil dragon that was broken out of the seal by an insane elf mage, Baklava. He killed so many people that Aspartime banned even attempting to summon any dragons. While he no longer has any known presence, his heir, Princess Phenylalanine, is now attempting to break the seal entirely.
  • Waddling Head: Candy's summoned bunnies are basically giant rabbit heads.
  • Webcomic Time
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Junior wants to organize goblinkind into a civilization, but is willing to resort to forcing other goblins to obey him, taking hostages, and even killing Mango on whom he has a crush. Fortunately, a happy compromise is found when goblins discover the true value of their large reserves of gold and are given newfound respect by gold hungry humans.
  • When the Planets Align: Occurs once every one thousand years. With all the planets aligned, it causes all of their star system's Ley Lines to converge, which in turn can wreak havoc on delicate spells and hardware.
  • White Mage: White mages can use Healing Hands. Notably, this doesn't necessarily mean they can heal everything with magic or know anything about mundane healing. One white mage attempts to heal a concussion with a hammer, while Bleu makes some well intentioned efforts on Mango's many wounds that eventually require a real doctor to fix.
  • White Magic: Also, Holy Magic. It heals.
  • Why Isn't It Attacking?: Agent Vinegar gets to ponder this.
  • World's Strongest Man:
    • The dragonslayer currently known as Ginger is considered to be the strongest dragonslayer to have ever lived. Pamplemousse says that destroying thousands of mountains would be nothing compared to her.
    • Princess Cherry is only a child, yet enormously powerful, able to cause massive disasters on a whim. King Citrus's advisor says that given her parentage, were her powers to be properly developed, she would easily be the strongest dragonslayer in the world.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: The goblin king refuses a sack of gold and demands something useful like a chicken or a box of donuts, saying that they have literally whole walls made of the that "worthless gold". Then, war is averted with a happy ending when the true worth of gold is explained to him (and almost immediately goblins are reclassified from monsters to people by surrounding nations)
  • Would Hurt a Child: Even when it's Cherry, that's bad
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Peaches, her would be successor, talks about The Power of Friendship, it drives the Oni Queen into a frenzy to prove her wrong, endangering even her own forces.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: More or less the nature of Mango and Bleu's relationship.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Popular legend claims that bane dragons can feed on souls.

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