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[[caption-width-right:339:Mango, Daughter of Passion]]

''[[http://www.dragon-mango.com 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 [[{{Animesque}} 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.
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!! This webcomic provides examples of:
* AsleepForDays: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter07/dm07-67.htm Recovering]].
* BadassAdorable: Peaches and Cherry.
* BeastMan: Attacked the farm.
* BlackMagic: Destructive magic. Its combat uses mean it's not evil.
* BigNo: Spoofed in [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter05/dm05-10.htm 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?\\
"[[AC:NOOOOOO!]]"\\
"Okay, I was just askin'."''
* BilingualBonus: 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, [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos "One who can sleep forever is not dead."]]
* BoldInflation: A liberal amount of words are for more or less arbitrary reasons bolded. Usually nouns.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The ScheduleSlip is referred to by the characters. And {{exploited|Trope}}, since it allows the characters more time than the InUniverse time would otherwise give them.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Do you know how many monsters attacked the farm? (A rare heroic variant)
* CelestialDeadline: The raw power of the stars' alignment.
* ColdIron: Elves are extremely vulnerable to iron, but can [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower learn to resist it]] through TrainingFromHell. Afterwards they use iron armors as a PowerLimiter. [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter02/dm02-22.htm Half-Elves]] are completely immune to it, likely due to their human half's iron-based blood.
* CollapsingLair: The count's lair collapses [[ShoutOut exactly like]] Franchise/{{Castlevania}}.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: [[DiscussedTrope 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.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Black and white. [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter05/dm05-47.htm sometimes with splashes of color]]
* DisappearedDad: Mango's. She doesn't even know his name.
* DoctorsOrders: An injured gladiator is not allowed up.
* DoorstopBaby: Spoofed; the alchemist Cupcake [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter02/dm02-22.htm 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!"
* EdibleThemeNaming: 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.
* EngineeredHeroics: The [[spoiler:Dragonslayer deal]].
* ExpansionPackPast: 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.
* FireForgedFriends: Bleu Berry and Peaches.
* AFriendInNeed: Running to help [[spoiler:Agent Vinegar]] against the dragon.
* GoodOldWays: Mango fights monsters, the way [[spoiler:dragons]] used to.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:The half-Dragonslayers.]] Also, Peaches.
* HardHead: Some characters' concussions are expected to just "wear off."
* HealingPotion: using fighting the count -- and when Mango is found in the woods.
* TheHerald: As soon as the girls are accepted as Lolita Knights, a cloaked figure appears to urge them to reject it for a greater challenge.
* HesBack: The Oracle. Initially she looks like a confused seer and HarmlessVillain, 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 ThanatosGambit.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter06/dm06-18.htm This comic]], which pre-dates Mega Evolution by a good few years.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Oni queen tries to kill Peaches and Bleu by throwing half the mountain at them. [[spoiler: She causes a cave in that crushes her.]]
* HumansAreCthulhu: To the goblins, Mango is a terrifying goddess of death and destruction.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: 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.
* ImpossibleItemDrop: Parodied; Mango receives a suit of [[BreastPlate fashion plate mail]] for swatting a mosquito, then wonders how killing a bug made armor appear. (Answer: it was a [[IncrediblyLamePun drop bug.]]) She later has to assure her mother that she didn't hack anyone for it.
* InsistentTerminology: Cherry insists that she can "pfffft", and not [[spoiler:teleport]].
* KonamiCode: High Priestess Raisin often performs button combinations, the classic Konami Code being one of them, which according to her gives her infinite lives.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Lecithin respects Agent Vinegar for challenging him instead of just attacking.
* LoadBearingBoss: The Count.
* MacGyvering: Candy fixes the seal with a brick, a sheet of paper, a quill, a half-eaten sandwich and two coat hangers.
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: This is why Bleu Berry must give a presentation to the class.
* MixAndMatchCritters: One of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many]] main characters summoned a hippogryff -- half-hippopotamus, half-griffin.
* MoneySpider
* MonsterProtectionRacket: The Dragonslayers do this. With the added twist that [[spoiler:they are the dragons.]]
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: A shapeshifted fortune teller explains she's doing this -- and her enemy is too [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter05/dm05-24.htm overconfident to care]].
* MysteriousStranger: Subverted. [[spoiler:Chocolate Explosion reveals the truth in the same panel where she appears.]]
* NominalImportance: Lampshaded [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-55.htm here]], when two characters introduced in a way that [[{{Retirony}} heavily]] [[RedShirt suggested]] that they were cannon fodder found themselves alive a number of comics later.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Chocolate Explosion]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: Cherry
* OhCrap: Cupcake's reaction to when [[spoiler:Count Baklava turns into a Bane Dragon]] is quite literally, "Oh, [[spoiler:censored]]."
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter02/dm02-28.htm They're really cute]]. ([[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter02/dm02-29.htm And half-hippo]]).
* ThePardon: King Citrus grants one to Passion.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: The Oni Queen's father [[FreudianExcuse threw her out into the wilderness]] causing her worldview]]
* PowerLimiter: 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.
* {{Quest}}: Two at once.
* {{Revenge}}: What the beast men are seeking
* RunningGag: 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.
* ScheduleSlip[[invoked]]: Character can get through a maze in a month -- from the readers' point of view.
-->'''Damn this erratic update schedule!'''
* SchmuckBait: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-12.htm Free Meat!]] In the middle of a large red target. Next to a "Free Meat" sign. Directly under a sixteen-ton weight. And poisoned. [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-13.htm 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.
* ShoutOut: 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 '''[[Film/{{Labyrinth}} right now]]'''!
** When the prospective Lolita Knights take out the boss of a castle, it crumbles very much like the titular [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}}]] does at the end of every game.
** Mango defeats a bunch of monsters, and after that she gets a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' win messages, complete with the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' win fanfare.
** While looking for her sword, Mango comes across what's totally not the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Master Sword]], because if it were, someone might sue. And the triforce is upside down.
** Her own sword is found in a [[Myth/KingArthur Sword in the Stone]] routine.
** Raisin performs the Ritual of Contravity daily and thus has infinite lives. [[ClassicCheatCode It's Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.]]
** There's a sign for the World Gladiatorial Federation, [[Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment with the word Federation crossed off and replaced with Entertainment.]]
** Colleen, Sandwich, and Bleu Berry are dressed as a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI White Mage, Black Mage, and Red Mage]] respectively.
** One opponent in the tournament is Grateman, who bears more than a slight resemblance to [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]].
** The poster of the Sherbert School of Incredibly Dangerous Swordplay has [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] on it in a pose closer resembling Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with a girl clinging to him.
** The first thing hat happens when Lady Strawberry Cheesecake and Mr. Tea Biscuit enter the Sherbert School, [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} tetriminoes]] fall on them.
** The explanation for what magic is is suspiciously similar to the explanation of [[Franchise/StarWars The Force]], including something controversal that starts with "midichlorió".
** The goblins get rolled up like a [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy katamari.]]
** The password for the safety of Vinegar's cellblade is Film/THX1138.
** When trying to cheer Mango up, Cherry brings several familiar object, such as a [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros 1up mushroom]] (which has also appeared previously), a six-pack of [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Maltese Falcons]], [[Film/TheWizardOfOz ruby slippers]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} the Creation Matrix]], [[Franchise/MyLittlePony Rapunzel]] (the pony), and some lost footage from ''Film/TheMagnificentAmbersons''.
** When Mango [[spoiler:is sentenced to death]], Berry [[Franchise/AceAttorney objects]], complete with properly formatted red "Objection!" text and pointy finger.
** The temple of Sharkey is hidden by a [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 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 [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} 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 Literature/{{Momotaro}}, she's got three animal friends, and she fights [[{{Youkai}} 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 ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Japanese text included.
** The Literature/LittleRedRidingHood shows up to buy some wolf repellent for her trip to her grandma's house.
* StatuesqueStunner: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-50.htm This comic implies that Mango is at least 6 feet tall.]]
* SummonMagic: Candy is a summoner who's very skilled at summoning rabbits, but not much else.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Bleu Berry and her father Goz (a dragon) get into [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-10.htm 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 [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-33.htm 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".
* SympathyForTheDevil: Peaches has this for the Oni Queen.
* TapOnTheHead: Used to enforce the DoctorsOrders.
* ThanatosGambit: 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.
* {{Tomato surprise}} [[spoiler: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 a ark and the start of some of the bigger ones.
* TrainingFromHell: Lord Sherbert teaches the [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-15.htm ''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 [[ColdIron a simple direct contact with iron can kill an untrained Elf]].\\
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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 UpToEleven so he can quickly graduate and rush to their help. Even Sherbert is surprised.
* UnbrokenVigil: Mango decides to believe that this was what caused Cherry to fall asleep on her bed.
* WebcomicTime
* WhiteMagic: Also, Holy Magic. It heals.
* WhyIsntItAttacking: Agent Vinegar gets to ponder this.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: The goblin king refuses a sack of gold and [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-78.htm demands something useful like a chicken or a box of donuts]], saying that they have literally whole walls made of the that "worthless gold". [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-79.htm 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)
* WouldHurtAChild: Even when it's Cherry, that's bad
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