Loincloth chic.Fire and Ice
. From their stronghold in Icepeak, the evil Queen Juliana
and her son Nekron (not 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
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.
- Aerith and Bob: Juliana is a perfectly normal name, but "Nekron"...?
- 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.
- Badass Damsel: Teegra. Her length of time in captivity depends solely on how quickly she can pilfer a dagger from one of her captors, or even just a sharp stick. Once that happens...
- Blood Knight: Surprisingly out of all the barbaric looking (including Dark Wolf), 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.
- The Coats Are Off: Nekron removes his robe before fighting Larn.
- Death World: At many points, it seems the characters can't go ten feet without getting attacked by dire wolves, killer pillbugs, freshwater giant squid, and giant iguanas.
- Endless Winter: Nekron is able to expand his ice palace world into the tropics, stopping only when Nekron tires.
- Mr. Fanservice: The men don't wear anything more concealing than the women, and their musculature is drawn with attentive detail.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Princess Teegra with the added bonus of a string bikini!
- Everything Trying to Kill You: Dinosaurs, man-and-mook-eating insects, giant squids, wandering packs of wolves... and that's before we even consider the actual bad guys.
- Darkwolf is pretty much Conan.
- Rexxar heavily resembles Darkwolf as well, and the Blizzard artists are huge Frazetta fans.
- Foot Popping: At the very end of the film, when Larn and Teegra embrace, she does this.
- 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, is 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.
- One Million BC: For all it's worth, cavemen riding pterosaurs and everything.
- 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.
- Show Some Leg: How Teegra escapes her captors the first time round. She bathes in a lake in an alluring fashion, whilst the sub-humans watch, before slinking below the water and swimming off.
- 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.