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* Many has been the Disney film where the protagonist has been [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and ridiculed for being different]]. Not so here: Ianís classmates genuinely seem to like him, and want to go to his party even after Barley drives in and Ian thinks he ruined it. Itís refreshing to see those characters-and high schoolers, at that-be so accepting of a shyer peer.

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* Many It has been the Disney film very common in media where the protagonist has been [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and ridiculed for being different]]. Not so here: Ianís classmates genuinely seem to like him, and want to go to his party even after Barley drives in and Ian thinks he ruined it. Itís refreshing to see those characters-and high schoolers, at that-be so accepting of a shyer peer.


** As reviewers have noted this is a rare Disney film where there is a living mother and the step-parent isn't evil. The mom is alive and kind and Colt is good match for her and the family.

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** As reviewers have noted this is a rare Disney film where there is a living mother and the step-parent [[GoodStepmother isn't evil. evil]]. The mom is alive and kind and Colt is good match for her and the family.


* Many has been the Disney film where the protagonist has been [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and ridiculed by their peers]]. Not so here: Ianís classmates genuinely seem to like him, and want to go to his party even after Barley drives in and Ian thinks he ruined it. Itís refreshing to see those characters-and high schoolers, at that-be so accepting of a shyer peer.

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* Many has been the Disney film where the protagonist has been [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and ridiculed by their peers]].for being different]]. Not so here: Ianís classmates genuinely seem to like him, and want to go to his party even after Barley drives in and Ian thinks he ruined it. Itís refreshing to see those characters-and high schoolers, at that-be so accepting of a shyer peer.

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* Many has been the Disney film where the protagonist has been [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and ridiculed by their peers]]. Not so here: Ianís classmates genuinely seem to like him, and want to go to his party even after Barley drives in and Ian thinks he ruined it. Itís refreshing to see those characters-and high schoolers, at that-be so accepting of a shyer peer.


* Despite Chief Bronco's dismay at Barley's antics, he does care for both of the boys. Going off of the conversation Ian had with the other cops while impersonating him, he's trying really hard to be a good step-dad and is just flustered at how to respond to them.
** As reviewers have noted this is a rare Disney film where there is a living mother and the step-parent isn't evil. The mom is alive and kind and Chief Bronco is good match for her and the family.

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* Despite Chief Officer Bronco's dismay at Barley's antics, he does care for both of the boys. Going off of the conversation Ian had with the other cops while impersonating him, he's trying really hard to be a good step-dad and is just flustered at how to respond to them.
** As reviewers have noted this is a rare Disney film where there is a living mother and the step-parent isn't evil. The mom is alive and kind and Chief Bronco Colt is good match for her and the family.

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** As reviewers have noted this is a rare Disney film where there is a living mother and the step-parent isn't evil. The mom is alive and kind and Chief Bronco is good match for her and the family.


* At the climax, Barley offers to hold off the dragon so Ian could finally meet their dad, but instead, Ian says Barley should be the one to see him so he can finally get to say goodbye. Ian tells Barely that even though he never had a father, Barley was always there for him, and what little time they had left was better spent on Barley than himself.

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* At the climax, Barley offers to hold off the dragon so Ian could finally meet their dad, but instead, Ian says Barley should be the one to see him so he can finally get to say goodbye. Ian tells Barely Barley that even though he never had a father, Barley was always there for him, and what little time they had left was better spent on Barley than himself.


* At the climax, Barley offers to hold off the dragon so Ian could finally meet their dad, but instead, Ian says Barely should be the one to see him so he can finally get to say goodbye. Ian tells Barely that even though he never had a father, Barley was always there for him, and what little time they had left was better spent on Barley than himself.

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* At the climax, Barley offers to hold off the dragon so Ian could finally meet their dad, but instead, Ian says Barely Barley should be the one to see him so he can finally get to say goodbye. Ian tells Barely that even though he never had a father, Barley was always there for him, and what little time they had left was better spent on Barley than himself.


* Even though he's just an upper half, Wilden could recognize Barley whenever the latter invokes [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay the foot drumming he used to do]].

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* Even though he's just an upper lower half, Wilden could recognize Barley whenever the latter invokes [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay the foot drumming he used to do]].


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* Seeing Corey rediscover her old mighty self, after having been reduced to a hassled fast-food manager. She goes on an adventure one more time, reclaims her sword, proves her might by helping fight the Curse Dragon, and at the end returning her tavern to its former glory, as a place were tales of adventure begin.


* When confronting the boys at the drawbridge, Colt's only major concerns are that they're safe and that they stop worrying their mother with their escapades, not even bothering to bring up the numerous laws they'd broken up to that point. It's subtle, but it's the first solid proof that he genuinely cares about Laurel and her boys despite his difficulties connecting with the latter.



** When confronting the boys at the drawbridge, Colt's only major concerns are that they're safe and that they stop worrying their mother with their escapades, not even bothering to bring up the numerous laws they'd broken up to that point. It's subtle, but it's the first solid proof that he genuinely cares about Laurel and her boys despite his difficulties connecting with them.

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** When confronting the boys at the drawbridge, Colt's only major concerns are that they're safe and that they stop worrying their mother with their escapades, not even bothering to bring up the numerous laws they'd broken up to that point. It's subtle, but it's the first solid proof that he genuinely cares about Laurel and her boys despite his difficulties connecting with them.


** Afterwards, how does Barley convince Ian to give his ideas a try? By admitting he too wants to see their father in person, even if the Path of Peril will shave away precious time. He's committed to going through this quest the hard way, but it's not out of blind recklessness. He wants to make sure they both meet their father, and in a way, he wants Ian to do this quest the right way.

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** Afterwards, how does Barley convince Ian to give his ideas a try? By admitting he too wants to see their father in person, even if the Path of Peril will shave away cost precious time. He's committed to going through this quest the hard way, but it's not out of blind recklessness. He wants to make sure they both meet their father, and in a way, he wants Ian to do this quest the right way.

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** Afterwards, how does Barley convince Ian to give his ideas a try? By admitting he too wants to see their father in person, even if the Path of Peril will shave away precious time. He's committed to going through this quest the hard way, but it's not out of blind recklessness. He wants to make sure they both meet their father, and in a way, he wants Ian to do this quest the right way.

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* While getting some food at a fast food joint, Ian runs into a man who turns out to have been an acquaintance of his father's at college. The man tells some amusing stories of his father he had never heard before and expresses grief at the fact his father died so young from illness. Ian is grateful for the meeting and thanks him for telling him all of this.

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-->'''Ian:''' How long... was the rope gone?
-->'''Barley:''' Oh, only just... for the second half.
-->'''Ian:''' I ''needed'' that rope!
-->'''Barley:''' [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre Oh... but did you?]]

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