Fire and Ice. From their stronghold in Icepeak, the evil Queen Juliana and her son Nekron (not this one, that one, or the other one, nor those guys) send forth a wave of glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat south towards the equator. Nekron sends a delegation to King Jarol in Firekeep to request his surrender, but this is really a ruse for Nekron's sub-humans to kidnap Jarol's daughter, the Princess Teegra. But Teegra makes an escape and comes upon Larn, the only survivor of a village razed by glaciers, who offers to escort her back to Firekeep. As Teegra is recaptured, Larn teams with the mysterious Darkwolf to save Teegra and then travel to Icepeak to stop Juliana.This animated movie was neither financially nor critically successful, but later became a cult classic among fans of the film's two creators, Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta.Not to be confused with A Song of Ice and Fire, a Doorstopper epic fantasy series by George R. R. Martin. Also not to be confused with the game, the ski movie by Willy Bogner with the same name, or the second Warrior Cats book.
Fire and Ice provides examples of the following tropes:
Action Girl: Teegra, in many instances. Almost every time she's captured, she's tough and resourceful enough to escape on her own — before the heroes arrive.
Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Near the end, damsel in distress Teegra is brought into the throne room of the big bad, Nekron, by his mother Juliana. Juliana tells him that she has done this specifically so he can breed with Teegra. Nekron first refuses, at which point Teegra asks if they cannot even be friends for the sake of peace. Nekron embarks on a "screw you" rant, during which he states that he finds the idea of peace and mating with Teegra (who by all reasonable standards fits the attractive female sterotype) to be repulsive, eventually throwing her in the dungeon.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Nekron, shockingly. Despite lounging on his throne and preferring to use his magic to deal with his enemies, he's rather adept with a sword.
Badass: Darkwolf and Nekron are the two major examples, with Larn and Teegra coming in a close second.
Battle Aura: Darkwolf gives off a vibrant blue aura just before powering through Nekron's magic attacks for the killing blow.
Blood Knight: Surprisingly out of all the barbaric looking characters (including Darkwolf), it is Nekron, who should be the Smug Snake and Squishy Wizard. Rather than use his magic to simply kill Larn on the spot, he takes off his shirt, takes a sword and spars with him for a bit (though he does use magic in between this spar) and overpowers him. Nekron spares him to be rested because he wounded him and wanted to fight him again and he's interesting which doesn't happen because he's killed by Darkwolf. This would explain why a hot babe like Teegra and peace doesn't interest him.
Gainaxing: Arguably one of the earliest examples, though surprisingly, less than one would expect. They were dismayed to discover they couldn't find an actress with Teegra's endowments; if they had, she probably would have been bouncing like crazy when she ran.
Good All Along: The mooks after the main bad guys are killed. It's implied they'll go back to living in the north and not bother the protagonists.
Kick the Dog: The first thing the sub-humans do when they kidnap Teegra? They kill her pet panther.
Made of Plasticine: Either that or the knives in this movie are so sharp that they seem to totally ignore thick belts of muscle and bone.
Male Gaze: Teegra, full stop. If you do a shot every time you see ridiculous amounts of cleavage or she rams her butt into the camera, you'll be dead five minutes later. Mitigated in that she's more than capable of handling herself, at least.
Though it's somewhat less gratuitous given that Larn's thong-clad tush is shoved into the camera almost as often. Really, the movie is surprisingly egalitarian in its shameless fanservice.
One Million BC: For all it's worth, cavemen riding pterosaurs and everything.
Punch Clock Villain: The Sub-Humans who serve as Nekron's army appear to be this at the very end where, after the main villains are all dead, Larn is about to kill one by bashing his head in with a rock but instead of fighting back the sub-human cowers in fear and holds up his hands, crying out as if begging for mercy. Possibly cowardice, or possibly they were roped into doing the dirty work of the Big Bad against their will.
Rasputinian Death: The forest sorceress is stabbed, set on fire, and then lingers for a while as a talking skeleton before finally crumbling to dust.
Slurpasaur: Surprisingly, an animated example. The giant lizard that wipes out the first party of subhumans is clearly just an iguana with stegosaurus plates on its back... despite the animated medium completely negating any need for such cost-cutting measures.