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World of Quest is a loose adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Jason Kruse. It's set in the land of Odyssia and focuses on the heir to the throne, the charismatic-but-vain-and-entitled Prince Nestor, and his quest to find the Shattersoul Sword, free his parents and defeat Lord Spite. Since he's a very short and scrawny thirteen-year-old, his first move was to recruit Sir Quest (a surly, laconic, muscular man with a freakishly large chin that his mother had banished years beforehand for publicly mocking her arrogant stupidity) by the unsubtle means of tricking him into reading an allegience spell that forces him to do whatever the runty annoyance wants. Together, Nestor, Quest and their companions travel the land of Odyssia getting into one mind-blowingly weird scrape after another as they look for the five pieces of the sword.The show debuted in March, 2008, one of the last original programs on Kids' WB! before the shift to 4Kids. Still running on Teletoon.
This show contains examples of:
Adaptation Distillation: The original graphic novel is set in a more or less typical swords and sorcery world; the television program is filled with Schizo Tech devices like hovercarriers and flying platforms.
Adventure Towns: Since this is a broad parody of the sort of heroic quests seen in literature, the towns and villages the Questers find themselves in are stocked with weird people.
Bratty Half-Pint: Prince Nestor; since he adds complete unawareness of his surroundings to the standard compliment of annoying traits, his chief use to the quest is to become an impromptu bludgeon in Quest's hands.
Determinator: You gotta give it to Nestor — he doesn't have much in the way of skills, but he doesn't give up.
Disproportionate Retribution: One of the main reasons why Quest doesn't want to help Nestor. His father, the King, gave him the title of "nanny for life" (a title he didn't even want, but couldn't exactly refuse). When Ogun kidnapped the then-baby Nestor and Quest was forced to save him, the Queen found out and punished Quest by banishing him from the kingdom...despite, you know, saving her son.
In Nestor's past, he was always being bullied by a kid, Nestor fed up, told an adult, and beyond Nestor's control the bully was put to stable cleaning for the rest of his life, while being told that his parents were given a new son. Nestor never got over the guilt. (Then again, he was bullying The Prince of the entire world, what did he expect?)
Squee: Anna's fangirl-like squeal upon meeting Quest.
Strange Syntax Speaker: Way, the living compass on whose directions Quest and the others rely, speaks English in a jumbled, roundabout manner; trainee sorceress Anna Maht's real job is making sense of her declarations.
Theme Naming: Griffins in Odyssia are named after the first sound they make after birth; Graer's best friend is a fellow named Upchuckawakblah.