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YMMV: DragonFable
  • Accidental Innuendo: The description for a ring mentions E. Flynn, and how he "really gets around!"
  • Canon Sue: For some, Warlic is really beginning to push the envelope with the whole "coming back from the dead" and almost painfully obvious thing about being Wargoth's son. But hey, an Author's Saving Plot Twist could be in the works.
  • Crazy Awesome: Cysero.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Most of the music is amazing.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Chickencows were originally created as an April Fools' joke. However, everyone loved them so much that the staff introduced a rare item that let you use Chickencowlord armor when the event was over. Now they have a god, and through him a lengthy quest chain parodying the labors of Heracles.
    • Fae first showed up in beta and had fans before she made her first "official" appearance in the Nature Orb saga. Word of God said she would be the trainer for a druid class.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • Project C8H10N4O2 involves coffee-related items, since C8H10N4O2 is the molecular formula for caffeine.
    • Tomix the Soulweaver's facial hair is called a "soul patch".
    • Balloon Chickencow Pet's text tells us that you want to call it Herbert. President Herbert Hoover was the one who promised "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." This doubles as a reference to Looney Tunes, as there was a yeti who captured Bugs Bunny and called him Herbert (and wanted to hug and squeeze him).
    • In the quest "Eclipse" the Mysterious Stranger Dragon eats the sun. Many ancient cultures believed that a solar eclipse was caused by a dragon eating the sun.
  • God-Mode Sue / Villain Sue: Sepulchure.
  • Goddamned Bats: Minx Fairies can fully heal themselves at the cost of 1 mana. Considering that they scale with your level, you'll eventually be fighting ones with over 200 mana. You are going to be very frustrated very quickly if you don't have a way to stun them, drain their magic, or if those abilities are on cooldown. Additionally, they are strong to light, which is the exact opposite of almost every enemy in the game, and makes one of the two most powerful weapons useless.
  • Good Bad Bugs: There's a slight glitch in the Earth Orb saga where you play as En (minus Tropy). This can help you fight enemies, but if you save it as your default armour, kiss your account goodbye.
  • Gut Punch: The Chapter One finale provides a nice few of these, such as being absolutely annihilated by Sepulchure, the guardian tower being destroyed, several characters being Killed Off for Real, and another 16 million waves of undead get thrown at you...all in one quest.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the most knowledgeable (and mysterious) characters in the game is Celestia, who is one of the most unequivocally good characters in the setting, enjoys tea, has a purple-haired understudy, and is associated with the colors white and gold. That seems strangely familiar...
  • Ho Yay: Valencia seems to have a crush on The Hero no matter what The Hero's gender is.
  • It Was His Sled: For those familiar with AdventureQuest, it was blindingly obvious that Konnan would eventually become Drakonnan.
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Necromantress a.k.a. Lady Vayle.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Sepulchure and the Mysterious Stranger.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Drakonnan crosses this when he kills Demento.
    • Sepulchure lost a lot of sympathy when he a) crashed his fortress into the Falconreach Guardian Tower, causing massive destruction and b) ..."arranged" Lady Celestia's death.
  • Nausea Fuel: One of Bargok's attacks is throwing up on you.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Chaos Weavers are damn creepy.
    • The Water Orb quest chain may be Lovecraft Lite, but it's a pretty accurate homage to the original, with Sanity Slippage, Mind Rape and Body Horror galore (The Hero that is).
    • That cutscene between Drakonnan and Sepulchure, where Seppy is telling him that he's going to pick him apart, piece by piece. Cue Sepulchure transforming into some unseen, huge monster, and a large NOOO! appear on the screen in bright red. The same fate happened to Sabrina.
    • A blood curdling scream can be heard shortly before end of the final cutscene in 'Stranger Letter'. Itīs the most terryfing sound this troper ever heard in Dragon Fable. Baron Valrith is not taking the failure of his minions easily.
  • The Scrappy: Baron Valrith is getting alot of flak for being a very generic villain with tons of buildup, but poses no actual threat to the hero, especially compared to the likes of Sepulchure and other villains, who are not only more developed, but pose an actual threat to the hero.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Princess Victoria, when The Hero keeps hinting towards her double life as Robina. The Hero does not hesitate to lampshade this.
  • Ugly Cute: The army of baby dracoliches that Zorbak assembles to conquer the world. The would-be invasion is thwarted when the people of Amityvale adopt the babies as pets.
  • The Untwist: Konnan becomes Drakonnan. Vayle is the Necromantress. The latter is lampshaded by the hero, who says s/he "kinda saw that one coming."
  • Troubled, but Cute: Lady Vayle and DraKonnan.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Try explaining the current AE game timeline (over five thousand years) to everyone will ensure "Time is a Timey-Wimey Wibbly Wobbly ball of stuff" (to be clear MechQuest-Reset-DragonFable-Time split-AdventureQuest-AdventureQuest Worlds). To be more specific, it's not a linear time line — it's a very complex timeline. By the way, this is Word of God and therefore, canon.
  • Villain Sue: Sepulchure seems to be an interesting case. His many magnificently bastardly plans as well as being overpowered to the point of being nearly impossible to defeat, as well as being able to predict players' equipment change, is sure to place him in this spot. And, while The Hero was prophetized to fulfill his/her destiny to defeat him, he/she was unfortunately unable to even leave a scratch on him at ANY TURN. If it weren't for Drakath becoming The Starscream to him and later providing a body for the Mysterious Stranger to take over after which he then knocks out Seppy with a powerful atack, he would've used the orbs to become master of the world with nobody to stop him and therefore would've become a Karma Houdini.
  • What an Idiot: Bragging about how you're more powerful than the freakin' Elemental Lords won't do you any favours, Nythera.
  • The Woobie: Aquella.
    • Tomix in the Chapter Three Ravenloss Saga. For starters a good portion of his life was manipulated by the sole person he trusted the most, Aspar, his soull ally. And judging by his words, itīs probable that Tomix plans Redemption Equals Death at the end.
      • And it turns out, Redemption Equals Death is his only option, as his life is linked to Envy's. Thus, he ends up jumping into the Void Core in order to take down Envy.

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