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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Empress Savina says this almost verbatim once her dragons start dying and the balance starts being disrupted. She recalls them out of Profion's reach, then jumps aboard one to ride over and face Profion herself.


* BladeBeneathTheShoulder: Damodar's gauntlets hold spring-loaded blades: [[spoiler: he uses them to kill Snails]].

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* BladeBeneathTheShoulder: BladeBelowTheShoulder: Damodar's gauntlets hold spring-loaded blades: [[spoiler: he uses them to kill Snails]].

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* BladeBeneathTheShoulder: Damodar's gauntlets hold spring-loaded blades: [[spoiler: he uses them to kill Snails]].


* RedRightHand: Damodar's blue lips. He could be addicted to Sannish, a drug that causes permanent staining of the lips; later on he says that he cannot control his urges, supporting this.

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* RedRightHand: Damodar's blue lips. He could be addicted to Sannish, a drug that causes permanent staining of the lips; later on he says that he cannot control his urges, supporting this.lips.


* {{Angrish}}: Snails's dialogue quickly devolves into angry noises whenever he gets wound up.



%%* PluckyComicRelief: Snails and Elwood.

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%%* * PluckyComicRelief: Snails and Elwood.Elwood share the role.


** Xilus too is bald, and he's rotten and merciless beneath his [[FauxAffablyEvil jovial exterior.]]
* BarBrawl: Having noticed Damodar and his goons entering the tavern, Elwood instigates a bar fight so he and Snails can escape in the chaos.



%%* BigGood: The Empress

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%%* * BigGood: The EmpressEmpress: her attempts to overturn the caste system and stop Profion from taking over Izmer kick off the plot, and the heroes are attempting to get the Rod of Savrille to her to those ends.

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* JabbaTableManners: Elwood, who messily stuffs his face with chicken and talks with his mouth full, to Marina's disgust.


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Elwood the dwarf: the one and only reason he gets involved with the quest is because there's bound to be a huge reward for helping out Empress Savina.


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Maria is introduced grousing about how she feels like she should be doing more with her life than playing librarian in the wizard's school: barely an hour later, Damodar storms the school, kills her master, and forces her on a harrowing quest with a pair of obnoxious thieves.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Maria is introduced grousing about how she feels like she should be doing more with her life than playing librarian in the wizard's school: barely an hour ten minutes later, Damodar storms the school, kills her master, and forces her on a harrowing quest with a pair of obnoxious Commoner thieves.


In TheEmpire of Izmer, [[TheMagocracy Mages rule with iron fists whilst the Commoners are lowly slaves]]. Empress Savina (Creator/ThoraBirch) wants all her subjects to be socially equal and able to prosper, but the evil, [[LargeHam overacting]] [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Profion (Creator/JeremyIrons) plots to depose her and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, to which end he tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will soon get his hands on her rod and use it to wreak havoc, Savina seeks the Rod of Savrille, which controls Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Two common thieves, Ridley (Justin Whalin) and Snails ([[Creator/TheWayansFamily Marlon Wayans]]), plus an apprentice Mage named Marina (Zoe [=McLellan=]) get embroiled in these matters somehow and end up embarking on a scarcely-coherent quest for the Rod themselves. Along the way, they're joined by the requisite elf and dwarf. Profion sends his henchman, Damodar (Bruce Payne) (who wears blue lipstick for some reason), after them. Do they succeed in their quest? You get three guesses.[[note]][[spoiler:Yes. Yes they do.]][[/note]]

So, how much does any of this actually have to do with ''Dungeons & Dragons''? Well, a Beholder is seen very briefly, acting OutOfCharacter, and at one point a "Feeblemind" spell is mentioned, and... that's about it.

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In TheEmpire of Izmer, [[TheMagocracy Mages rule with iron fists whilst the Commoners are lowly slaves]]. Empress Savina (Creator/ThoraBirch) wants all her subjects to be socially equal and able to prosper, but the evil, [[LargeHam overacting]] evil [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Profion (Creator/JeremyIrons) plots to depose her and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, to which end he tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will soon get his hands on her rod and use it to wreak havoc, Savina seeks the Rod of Savrille, which controls Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Two common thieves, Ridley (Justin Whalin) and Snails ([[Creator/TheWayansFamily Marlon Wayans]]), plus an apprentice Mage named Marina (Zoe [=McLellan=]) get embroiled in these matters somehow and end up embarking on a scarcely-coherent quest for the Rod themselves. Along the way, they're joined themselves, pursued by the requisite elf and dwarf. Profion sends his Profion's top henchman, Damodar (Bruce Payne) (who wears blue lipstick for some reason), after them. Do they succeed in their quest? You get three guesses.[[note]][[spoiler:Yes. Yes they do.]][[/note]]

So, how much does any of this actually have to do with ''Dungeons & Dragons''? Well, a Beholder is seen very briefly, acting OutOfCharacter, and at one point a "Feeblemind" spell is mentioned, and... that's about it.
Damodar.


* TheArchmage: Profion. He holds this as his title in the Empire of Izmir. As such, he heads up their Council of Mages. He is hands down the most powerful magic user in the film.

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* TheArchmage: Profion. He holds this as his title in the Empire of Izmir. As such, he heads up their Council of Mages. He Mages and is hands down the most powerful magic user Mage in the film.


* XanatosGambit: Profion presents one so basic that a blind svirfneblin could see through it. He suggests that the Council votes to remove the Empress' ArtifactOfDoom (likely so he can claim it) from her possession, effectively making her powerless. If she agrees, he's removed his biggest political opponent. If not, he will claim it's proof that the empress does not have the council's best interest in mind.

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* XanatosGambit: Profion presents one so basic that a blind svirfneblin could see through it. He suggests that the Council votes to remove the Empress' ArtifactOfDoom (likely so he can claim it) from her possession, effectively making her powerless. If she agrees, he's removed his biggest political opponent. If not, he will claim it's proof that the empress does not have the council's Council's best interest in mind.mind. It works in no small part due to the Council already not liking the Empress to begin with: ultimately, Profion just articulated an excuse for them to do what they've wanted to do for a while.


** Despite being a mage, Marina casts very little magic despite being able to talk and move her hands freely. This might have something to do with her being an apprentice. When she manages to get her hands on magic powder, she does a lot better.

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** Despite being a mage, Marina casts very little magic despite being able to talk and move her hands freely. This might have something to do with her being an apprentice. When she manages to get her hands on magic artifacts or powder, she does a lot better.


* {{Foil}}: Ridley and Snails are foils to each other: while Ridley is a hot-headed daredevil, Snails is far more down-to-earth and cautious. Even their approach to thievery is different: while Ridley prefers the big scores and is just as concerned about his reputation as a thief as the treasure itself, Snails will [[StickyFingers pilfer pretty much anything not nailed down.]]

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* {{Foil}}: Ridley and Snails are foils to each other: while Ridley is a hot-headed daredevil, daredevil with big dreams, Snails is far more down-to-earth down-to-earth, cynical and cautious. Even their approach to thievery is different: while Ridley prefers the big scores and is just as concerned about his reputation as a thief as the treasure itself, Snails will [[StickyFingers pilfer pretty much anything not nailed down.]]


* VillainousBreakdown: The Rod of Savrille starts wearing away at Profion's already-fragile sanity over the course of the final battle, and once the Rod is destroyed he completely loses it. It culminates with him pinning the Empress to the ground with a familiar and screaming an incantation at the top of his lungs. He's so out of it that he doesn't notice the Empress struggling for her fallen scepter and using it to summon a dragon until the beast's shadow falls over him. At that point he can do nothing but [[DullSurprise gawk blankly]] as the dragon lunges down and devours him.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The Rod of Savrille starts wearing away at Profion's already-fragile sanity over the course of the final battle, and once the Rod is destroyed he completely loses it. It culminates with him pinning the Empress to the ground with a familiar and screaming an incantation at the top of his lungs. He's so out of it that he doesn't notice the Empress struggling for her fallen scepter and using it to summon a dragon until the beast's shadow falls over him. At that point he can do nothing but [[DullSurprise [[DeerInTheHeadlights gawk blankly]] as the dragon lunges down and devours him.

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* NonActionGuy: Snails: he's got a knife for emergencies, but unlike Ridley he's a pure Thief and not good with combat: when a battle breaks out in the Thieves Guild, he takes the opportunity to duck behind a counter and pilfer as much as he can.

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