YMMV / Wakfu

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
  • Awesome Music:
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Adamaï. Some find him an enjoyable addition to the cast, others aren't too fond of him, at all.
    • Sadlygrove. Some find his hot-bloodedness entertaining and his stupidity funny, while others find him annoying and think he is spotlight-stealing Creator's Pet.
  • Broken Base: Fans have some disagreements over the character's names, depending on which localization said fans prefer.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Those who already guessed that the Masked Gobbowler is a woman by episode 10 of season 2, please raise your hands.
    • Also raise your hands everyone who guessed that Oropo was an Eliotrope. Bonus point if you also guessed that Oropo was also a clone of Yugo and not a human turned Eliotrope like the games suggest, though that one takes a few more episodes.
  • Crazy Awesome: Nox. How else can you describe a soul-eating Clock Punk Mad Scientist who rides around in a gigantic walking clock (which is also powered by the life force of everything in the universe).
  • Creator's Pet: The Iop race in general. Iops always get major focus. It wasn't too bad in season 1, though Tristepin received the biggest visual change during it. During season 2, he got a fair amount more fights than a lot of other characters, but it still wasn't too bad. But then during the special episodes, it came out that he was the new incarnation of the Iop god and went to go fight OGREST all by himself, though Yugo comes to help him. And then it reached it's worst during season 3 where Pinpin and Eva's kid's receive more focus, but Elely, the Iop daughter is with the main group the whole season while Flopin, the Cra son is trapped with Eva and doing generally nothing for most of it. And Elely got the entire fight of episode 2 all to herself. And then Pinpin gets the second solo fight all to himself. And Amalia and Ruel don't even get any solo fights. And then the child Eva is pregnant with turns out to be an Iop so powerful that he is more powerful that Oropo, the Big Bad, before even being born.
  • Cry for the Devil:
    • Nox may evoke this reaction, especially after his defeat.
    • Even though he's far less sympathetic than Nox, Qilby may arouse a little pity after his own sister turns against him in order to stop his madness and he's left crippled, crawling and desperatly begging for her help. Also, when he's locked again in the White Dimension.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Kabrok, to the extent of justifying his own graphic novel.
    • Vampyro, Xav, and Kriss Krass tend to get a lot of attention, as well.
    • Maude and Cleophelia have their fans, too.
    • Season 2 introduces Remington Smisse, the Shushu hunter, though Ankama seemed to be expecting it given the background comics and bonus videos.
    • And now we have Frida Mofette, a.k.a. General Crazytits.
    • Every member of the brotherhood of forgotten are considered this, special mention to Black Bump for his personality and weird hobby of collecting underwear of his opponents, Mishell for her Badass Adorable character and Lady Echo for her Ms. Fanservice appareance and also being a genuine Friendly Enemy to Evangeline and Flopin.
  • Fridge Horror: It's revealed that Sadlygrove's emotional state plays a hand in how he acts when fully possessed by Rubilax. That means there was a part of Sadlygrove that was totally fine with trying to kill a twelve-year-old boy who had the guts to stand up to him. Sadlygrove was at a pretty low, lonely moment when he was possessed...
    • Also, when comparing his Character Development with his master's, you will find very creepy similarities: both start being dumb and incompetent fighters and then gradually became great warriors. They fall in love with a woman, have kids and then finally wed. The big difference is that Goultard has lost his entire family to a possessed lunatic while Sadlygrove hasn't. Yet...
    • In the OAV, we learn that the human members of the Council of Six are aging much slowly(Yugo hasn't pratically changed in a few years). A big part of his arc is trying to reveal his feeling for Amalia who has grown up to a young woman. Now picture this: Qilby his arguably in his 50-60s and he can't forget his past lives(implying that he died several times),have you wondered if he has experienced the same with a normal Eliatrope woman?
      • It's not unreasonable to think a normal Eliatrope woman would age as slowly as a Council of Six member.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • The draconic message left by Grougaloragran to Alibert (in episodes 1 and 2) is a cryptic message from the authors, written in an imaginary alphabet. The official Wakfu art book contains a French-Draconic code-breaker. Turns out it's just a transcription of the message that Grougaloragran left for Yugo.
    • Every time "dragon speech" is used, it's a French sentence played backwards.
    • Subverted: The message etched on the wall in Ruel's cell in episode 20 is similarly written in another imaginary alphabet and turns out to be a rather crude insult directed at whoever's obsessive enough to have managed to read it.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Nobody in the show is named "Wakfu". That is merely the name of the divine energy utilized in the show. The protagonist is named "Yugo".
  • Les Yay: Eva and Amalia; although their relationship is platonic, they did hold hands in episode 20, if you recall.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: "Oh yeah, like Ankama would really have the balls to kill off the lovable Idiot Hero." They didn't.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Any variation of ANKAMA IS EVIL/ARE JERKS.
    • It's become a minor mutation to take the last two panels of this comic and edit it to make something referring to the season 1 finale and/or something ridiculous (as a warning, most of the edits are heavily spoilerific).
    • Smug Duck.
    • TWENTY MISERABLE MINUTES!!!.
      • In general,anything to due with Nox and 20 minutes.
    • Refering Season 3 Big Bad Oropo as...oreo. Came from a mispelling on a 4chan discussion thread and instantly became a hit when talking about the character.
  • Moe: Wakfu has been described on this very Wiki as "Gurren Lagann, but with Moe rather than Hot Blood". The worst offenders are Yugo and Amalia, but Eva has her moments as well.... Which is not to say that the characters are totally helpless and huggable.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In season two, Quilby seemingly kills Adamai via beheading after revealing his master plan to kill everyone on the planet to rebirth their race. Then throws baby Grougaloragran into his engine of destruction for an And I Must Scream fate.
    • In season 3 Adamaï crosses it right at the start where he casually attacks Sadlygrove's and Evangelyne's family (including their children and makes Yugo watch to boot.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor:
    • A very light example during the last half of season one, as Sadlygrove and Evangelyne's relationship begins to get hinted at more and more. It never overtakes the main plot, but their relationships with almost anyone but each other stop being explored. It can make it kind of jarring in the season finale when Yugo is spurred into an Unstoppable Rage after he feels Sadlygrove's wakfu disappear and Evangelyne has a Heroic B.S.O.D. when the Tree of Life dies, "killing" Amalia, because it's so easy to forget that they had meaningful relationships with other characters, too.
    • And it happens again in season two, which has several episodes focused on a fight between Sadlygrove and Evangelyne and a Love Triangle between those two and Cleo.
  • The Scrappy: Adamai as the series goes on, due to his forced comic relief antics in Season 1 and being kind of an asshole in Season 2 due to his insistence nobody else can use Eliatrope artifacts (which results in Quilby, whose actions include mass murder, being let loose), and rarely owning up to his actions. His continuing uncompromising behavior in the OVAs, resulting in a fight with his brother, and switching sides even after the world was safe didn't help. It seems that, following the specials, the creators have become aware of this and turned him into a Hate Sink by making him part of Season 3's Big Bad Duumvirate, whose very first action is to cruelly kidnap Evangelyne and Sadlygrove's children, and nearly killing the latter.
  • Seasonal Rot: Downplayed. While Season 2 is still fairly good, there are still a number of major hiccups, such as lopsided plot and character focus issues, pacing problems, overuse of filler episodes, and the main antagonists lacking interesting traits. The final episodes recover some lost ground by shaking up the status quo and implementing more world-building, although new characters are introduced almost abruptly.
  • Subbing vs. Dubbing: As is par for the course, there's some minor controversy over whether the English dub is any good. It doesn't help that the English dub was the only version of the show on Netflix for a while.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Mini-Wakfu.
  • Tough Act to Follow: After Nox, some people were rather underwhelmed about Rushu and Qilby, who come off as much more by-the-numbers and lacking in complex and sympathetic qualities.
  • Toy Ship: Yugo×Amalia. All of the fishing, stargazing, playing and greeting each other first they do together doesn't help matters either. And that's before you even get into all the hugging. Made even clearer in the Comic. Not so much in season three when both are in their 20's but because Yugo ages a lot slower then his friends he is physically still a child much to his frustration.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Hands down one of the most gorgeous-looking Flash-animated series out there, which is pretty surprising considering it's made for an MMORPG.
  • What an Idiot: Remington Smisse accepted a job to rob one of Bonta's wealthiest merchants of an enchanted mask, a job that would have required the use of several enchanted weapons to pull off. Grany advises against it, Remington decides to go for it anyway. He loves challenges.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Evangelyne has a very trippy experience in episode 20 of season 1.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Aside from Rushu, every Big Bad qualifies in some way.
    • Nox, the hopelessly insane Big Bad of Season 1. His true goals are, at first, ambiguous, and we are led to believe that he'll be more of a Card-Carrying Villain early on, but three quarters of the way through, we learn that he is trying to turn back time for some reason. Not until we see the bonus episode dedicated to his past do we realize his true intentions and motivations. From there on, he becomes less of an amusing Saturday morning cartoon villain and more of a deep, tragic character who you can't help but feel for, even as he commits acts of genocide. In fact, at this point, if Nox were to suddenly reappear without his mask and turn out to be even remotely handsome looking, he very much risks falling into Draco in Leather Pants territory. This doesn't happen, as his last appearance is...a shot of his armor in a pile of dust next to what is assumed to be his family's grave.
    • Season 2 Big Bad Qilby is a downplayed example. Unlike Nox, Qilby has no redeeming qualities. But when you imagine that he's been living his every past lives, remembering every moment, never forgetting while his friends would forget him eventually and he had to constantly remind them of their relationship... Not even dying would let him forget to start anew. Qilby's virtually stuck in a reincarnative version of And I Must Scream. On the other hand, his dragon sister Shinonome seems to understand what's been happening and begs him to stop despite still being in her egg; implying that she shared the same memory-retaining ability as Qilby. The fact that she remained to be on the side of good means that Qilby isn't fully excused from his mass genocides and selfish motives. Then again, Misery Builds Character could have Gone Horribly Wrong in his case.
    • Ogrest, the Big Bad of the OVA's and all of Wakfu. His entire life has been one big Trauma Conga Line. His only friend, Dathura, manipulated him into obtaining the Six Primordial Dofus for herself, eventually forcing him to put her down. As a result, his own father/creator Otomai abandoned him. Furthermore, the Six Primordial Dofus twisted his mind and turned him insane. This eventually caused Ogrest to travel to Mount Zinit where he flooded the world in a crying fit.
    • Season 3's Big Bad Oropo. He was a member of a race known as the Eliotropes (with an "o"), unknowingly created when Yugo used the power of the Six Eliatrope Dofus to battle Ogrest. He and his entire race were then sent back to the dawn of time, where they would slowly flicker out of existence due to being born out of a Time Paradox. Also, as each Eliotrope ceased to exist, their Wakfu would transfer over to the others, prolonging their lives. Eventually Oropo was left all alone, slowly fading from existence. His prayers to the Gods went unheard, due to him not belonging to any of the races of the World of Twelve. To add insult to injury, the Eliotrope 'god', Yugo, didn't even know they existed.


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