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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:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: 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 Stomp}}ed by multiple parties, with the prospective Lolita Knights doing so the most.
* AmplifierArtifact: The Mushroom of Life is a legendary alchemic ingredient. It also boosts Princess Phenylalanine's MindManipulation powers from only making small changes to peoples' minds to completely enslaving them.
* AnIcePerson: In addition to her natural magical abilities as an ice dragonslayer, Bleu is also a spellcaster with great skill in ice spells.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The trope is discussed, with it being stated that most [[PlayerParty adventuring parties]] in that world are composed of 3, with 4 pushing it. When attempting to travel through a PortalNetwork that imposes a limit on how many people can go through at once, they use LoopholeAbuse to send two separate adventuring parties one after another.
* AsleepForDays: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter07/dm07-67.htm Recovering]].
* BadassAdorable: Peaches and Cherry.
* BeastMan: Attacked the farm.
* {{BFG}}: Cupcake's gun is bigger than she is.
* {{BFS}}: Mango {{Lampshade}}s the fact that Pumpkin carries a sword bigger than herself.
* 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."]]
* BlueBlood: 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.
* BoldInflation: A liberal amount of words are for more or less arbitrary reasons bolded. Usually nouns.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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)
* CelebrityIsOverrated: 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 EngineeredHeroics of dragon slaying.
* CelestialDeadline: The raw power of the stars' alignment.
* CheerfulChild: Cherry is almost perpetually happy.
* ChildByRape: 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 DeathByChildbirth. Even when they do survive, they end up as snacks for the Oni, who consider humans a delicacy.
* CleavageWindow:
** Candy has one in the shape of a heart.
** Mango and Bleu's fashion armor also features this, which gets {{Lampshade}}d by Mango as impractical.
* 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.
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: 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.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Upon being HoistByHerOwnPetard and mortally wounded, the Oni Queen reconsiders the value of ThePowerOfFriendship and dies wishing she had had a kind father like Peaches's.]]
* 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. [[spoiler: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 MistakenForOwnMurderer when he saw her true form and she was forced to flee his wrath.]]
* DitzyGenius: 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.
* 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!"
* TheDragonslayer:
** 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. [[spoiler: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]].
** [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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]].
* EquippableAlly: Female Oni are able to transform animals and even dragons into weapons.
* 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.
* ExtraEyes: Lemon has an extra pair of eyes. She usually leaves them shut, giving the impression they are eyebrows.
* FireForgedFriends: Bleu Berry and Peaches.
* AFriendInNeed: Running to help [[spoiler:Agent Vinegar]] against the dragon.
* GenderBlenderName: Bleu's name is considered a masculine one, and was presumably chosen because her father had really hoped his first born would be male.
* GenghisGambit: 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.
* GoodOldWays: Mango fights monsters, the way [[spoiler:dragons]] used to.
* HalfHumanHybrid:
** 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, [[spoiler: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 ColdIron 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.
* 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.
* ImmuneToMindControl: High Priestess Raisin and Bonbon, Chocolate Cupcake's pet pig, are immune to Princess Phenylalanine's powers.
* 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]].
* {{Intangibility}}: Dream dragons can become selectively intangible and are very difficult to damage.
* IWantGrandkids: Bleu's father wants her to find a husband and continue their line. Bleu would rather focus on school.
* KonamiCode: High Priestess Raisin often performs button combinations, the classic Konami Code being one of them, which according to her gives her infinite lives.
* LeakedExperience: Cherry gains a CharacterLevel from Mango's combat encounter, despite not doing anything herself.
* 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.
* {{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.
* MaternalDeathBlameTheChild: [[spoiler: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 ChildByRape 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.]]
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: This is why Bleu Berry must give a presentation to the class.
* MistakenForOwnMurderer: [[spoiler: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.]]
* MixAndMatchCritters: One of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many]] main characters summoned a hippogryff -- half-hippopotamus, half-griffin.
* MoneySpider: 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 ImpossibleItemDrop of fashion armor.
* MonsterLord:
** 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. [[spoiler:When the previous Oni Queen dies, the Oni decide that Peaches is the new one.]]
* MonsterProtectionRacket: Having long since [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] most of the genuinely evil dragons, the Dragonslayers do this to continue to receive funding and glory. With the added twist that [[spoiler:they are the dragons.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Cherry's hair is literally rainbow colored.
* 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.
** Also lampshaded [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter10/dm10-12.htm here]], when Bleu figures that the overly designed guy is more likely to have plot relevant information than the highly generic townspeople.
* 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]]."
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: 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. [[spoiler: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.]]
* OurElvesAreBetter: A LongLived pointy eared species with a weakness to ColdIron. High Elves tend to be drug addicts.
* 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]]
* PlayingWithFire:
** 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.
* PortalNetwork: 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.
* PowerCrystal: 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 Line}}s of magic power that can be tapped by sufficiently skilled magicians.
* 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.
* ProphecyTwist: High Priestess Raisin predicts that the dragonslayer princess will break the SealedEvilInACan and doom the world. To prevent this future from happening, she tries to kill Cherry. [[spoiler: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.
* {{Revenge}}: What the beast men are seeking
* RoyalBrat: 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.
* RPGMechanicsverse: There are references to stats, HitPoints, item drops, {{Character Level}}s, and {{Save Point}}s, though these are treated more like gags than consistent rules.
* 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.
* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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.
* SealedEvilInACan: 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.
* ShootTheDog: High Priestess Raisin seeks to kill Cherry because she has foreseen a potential future in which the dragonslayer princess dooms the world.
* 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.
** When the trainee Lolita Knight party is on the verge of breaking her [[spoiler:mind control and about to expose]] Princess Phenylalanine's plans, she [[Franchise/MassEffect assumes direct control]].
* SquishyWizard: 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.
* StatuesqueStunner: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-50.htm This comic implies that Mango is at least 6 feet tall.]]
* SummonMagic: They are called callers. Summoning tends to require GeometricMagic, 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.
* 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.
* TakeThat: [[http://www.dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter06/dm06-11.htm Makes fun]] of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' over the fact that it is StrictlyFormula and resets the entire plot every season or two, making all previous development meaningless.
* 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. 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}} [[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 an arc 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.
* TransformationTrinket: There exist special objects called dragon orbs. [[spoiler: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.]]
* TwinTelepathy: Lemon and Lime are [[spoiler: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.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: When Steve attempts to use the Baloney Stone to lie to the dragonslayers that he has an EvilTwin who is the one who has been conning people, Pumpkin's reaction is "Oh, how exotic!"
* UnbrokenVigil: 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.
* VillainousLegacy: Glucose, the soul eater, was an evil dragon that was broken out of the [[SealedEvilInACan 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.
* WaddlingHead: Candy's summoned bunnies are basically giant rabbit heads.
* WebcomicTime
* WellIntentionedExtremist: 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.
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: Occurs once every one thousand years. With all the planets aligned, it causes all of their star system's {{Ley Line}}s to converge, which in turn can wreak havoc on delicate spells and hardware.
* 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
* VillainousBreakdown: When Peaches, her would be successor, talks about ThePowerOfFriendship, it drives the Oni Queen into a frenzy to prove her wrong, endangering even her own forces.
* VitriolicBestBuds: More or less the nature of Mango and Bleu's relationship.
* YourSoulIsMine: Popular legend claims that bane dragons can feed on souls.
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