Western Animation / Dragons II: The Metal Ages

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Dragons II: The Metal Ages is a 2005 television animated adventure film, and the sequel to the 2004 film Dragons: Fire & Ice.

The movie starts with Scylla, high priestess and queen of the Odaku army, writing strange symbols on the surface of a mountain. Using these symbols and a magic fire, she summons Shadow Dragons Gryndel and Daakon, the spirits of two evil dragons who were exiled from their world by its king. She offers to open a portal to the Dragon Realm if they aid her in battle against the Norvagen and Draigar... and you can tell where this is going.

Has nothing to do with DragonForce.


Dragons II: The Metal Ages contains examples of

  • Action Girl: Kyra once again, also Scylla.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: After narrowly escaping capture and still on the run from Scylla, Dev starts cracking up thinking about her calling Kyra "Princess Stork Legs".
  • Affably Evil: Scylla tries this when she talks to Kyra.
  • Animation Bump: Hit and miss for this one. Facial animations got a tremendous improvement, but some animation of minor characters look worse than its predecessor.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Load Stone, a fragment of the Aurothon has incredible power over earth.
  • Badass Grandpa: Dev had an ancestor with a penchant for going berserk, but it didn't end well.
  • Battle Couple: Dev and Kyra... also Kyra and Gorhagar, much to Dev's dismay.
  • The Berserker: Dev, and his grandad.
  • Berserk Button: Kyra can be soundly beaten in battle, feel betrayed, and almost betray her best friend, and still maintain a steady composure. but call her "Princess Stork Legs" and she'll tear you a new one.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Justified for a children's film.
  • Character Development: Dev and Kyra, and now Gorhagar. Originally Dev despised Gorhagar, most likely out of jealousy.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Light Dragons V.S. Shadow Dragons, what else is there to say?
  • Death from Above: The Shadow Dragons love to swoop down upon helpless foes.
  • The Dragon: An actual dragon this time, Slann.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Shadow dragons are quite literally made entirely from shadows. Same goes for the light dragons.
  • Hoist By Their Own Petard: During the siege of the Ramparts of Ryuzen, Dev devises a plan to use large panels of polished metal to deflect the Odaku weapons back to them.
  • Indy Ploy: After Scylla pushes Kyra's Berserk Button, she snatches Dev's sword and charges in alone for the kill only to get her and Dev captured once again.
    Kyra: Just shut up!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dev is certainly this. He's even worse near the beginning.
  • Large Ham: Jennifer Hale must've had a blast going all out to play a villain on this one.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted times a plenty, as many characters speak about death and killing rather casually.
  • No Flow in CGI
  • Oh Crap!: Everybody's horrified expression whenever Dev starts to go all berserker.
    • When the shadow dragons first attack.
  • The Other Darrin: Mark Hildreth (Dev) is replaced by Michael Adamthwaite here.
  • Sequel Hook: Slann reappears at the very end as a shadow dragon in the Dragon World.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Averted, Kyra isn't the only lead female this time around.
  • Take Over the World: Scylla
  • Weapons That Suck: Norvagen and Draigar weapons seem pretty primitve when compared to the ones being used by the Odaku army.

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