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* FauxSymbolism: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.



* PeripheryDemographic: A big one--most of the fans on the forums were girls older than 12. They were mostly brought in becuase of Moordryd, and later Rivett.
* VillainSue: Word never really got any serious come-uppance, and he never displayed too much MagnificentBastard, just barely not being proved guilty or just never being considered (Moordryd and the Dragon Eyes being the one with the bad PR).
** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him, that is. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the Dragon Booster in the finale.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.

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* PeripheryDemographic: A big one--most of the fans on the forums were girls older than 12. They were mostly brought in becuase because of Moordryd, and later Rivett.
* VillainSue: Word never really got any serious come-uppance, and he never displayed too much MagnificentBastard, just barely not being proved guilty or just never being considered (Moordryd and the Dragon Eyes being the one with the bad PR).
** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him, that is. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the Dragon Booster in the finale.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.
Rivett.


* MartyStu: Lots of people accuse Artha of being one of those in the first season. But after episode 13, Artha STARTS to develop a personality.
** And even more of an ego. And since only a few episodes (a WhamEpisode, usually) had an effect on continuity, it was never truly dealt with. Pride of the Hero and its implications went ignored by the writers (but not the fans), Artha the Drac had no impact overall outside of introducing Vociferous as a One-Episode-Wonder, and everything not explicitly related to him tended to go by the wayside, despite having a personality.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.


* PeripheryDemographic: A big one--most of the fans on the forums were girls older than 12. They were mostly brought in becuase of Moordryd, and later Rivett.



** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him, that is. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the Dragon Booster in the finale.

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** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him, that is. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the Dragon Booster in the finale.finale.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Say "Artha Penn" and "Moordryd" out loud a few times and see if anything clicks.


* TearJerker: Moordryd in ''Pride of a Hero'' reacts very, very strongly to his father saying "I'm impressed...I'm even...proud" to the point of ''snapping out of insanity''. The sheer shock in his voice when he asked word for confirmation, and then his attempt to stop his own plan ''just from hearing those words''...not only did it solidify that he's a serious WellDoneSonGuy, but it made you wonder if Word's ''ever'' seemed proud of him.
** Moordryd again in ''Wraith Booster'' wandering the streets full of frozen citizens and then finding [[JustAKid Lance]], who wouldn't have been frozen if Moordryd hadn't flipped out on the kid and left him behind. Then things get worse when Moordryd goes to get his crew-mates to stop his father, only to find them, including his best friend, frozen too.
** In the first episode, when Artha and Lance can't find their father and realize he must have died in the explosion [[spoiler: of course, he didn't, but they didn't know that for two seasons while he went StealthMentor on them]].


* FridgeLogic: Okay, most of the times the wraith dragons attacked Artha during the game in the finale could have been explained away as accidents or Artha messing up himself due to his injury. Moordryd then, fed up with his father's cheating, plants himself (no dragon, just himself) directly between a wraith and a crawling Artha (he somehow knew where the wraith was). He is knocked to the ground. Reiteration: a healthy, six-foot-tall teenager is standing on ''open ground'' and is somehow flung ten feet away. ''How did the officials not realize something was going on?'' Are the Academy Officials TooDumbToLive? Wraiths are an accepted part of city life by now. Sure, not everyone knows Word is the guy controlling them, but it's clear that something is not right in the ''tournament final.''
** Some people, after reading the fan book and official info, theorize that only Down City and maybe Mid City have dealt with wraiths, and people from Sun City, like the Academy Officials, might not know about them. That doesn't mean it wasn't obvious that ''something'' was wrong, though. I mean, it hit wallbanger when Moordryd was knocked down by an invisible force and no one did anything.


* FridgeLogic: Okay, most of the times the wraith dragons attacked Artha during the game in the finale could have been explained away as accidents or Artha messing up himself due to his injury. Moordryd then, fed up with his father's cheating, plants himself (no dragon, just himself) directly between a wraith and a crawling Artha (he somehow knew where the wraith was). He is knocked to the ground. Reiteration: a healthy, six-foot-ta;; teenager is standing on ''open ground'' and is somehow flung ten feet away. ''How did the officials not realize something was going on?'' Are the Academy Officials TooDumbToLive? Wraiths are an accepted part of city life by now. Sure, not everyone knows Word is the guy controlling them, but it's clear that something is not right in the ''tournament final.''

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* FridgeLogic: Okay, most of the times the wraith dragons attacked Artha during the game in the finale could have been explained away as accidents or Artha messing up himself due to his injury. Moordryd then, fed up with his father's cheating, plants himself (no dragon, just himself) directly between a wraith and a crawling Artha (he somehow knew where the wraith was). He is knocked to the ground. Reiteration: a healthy, six-foot-ta;; six-foot-tall teenager is standing on ''open ground'' and is somehow flung ten feet away. ''How did the officials not realize something was going on?'' Are the Academy Officials TooDumbToLive? Wraiths are an accepted part of city life by now. Sure, not everyone knows Word is the guy controlling them, but it's clear that something is not right in the ''tournament final.''


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moordryd (due to his Anti-Villain, WhiteHairedPrettyBoy, WhipItGood tendencies), Beau (for being just so funny) and arguably Pyyrah (first and main female crew leader, fun to imagine a personality for, since she really exited to swap alliances as the plot demanded).

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Moordryd (due to his Anti-Villain, WhiteHairedPrettyBoy, WhipItGood tendencies), Beau (for being just so funny) and arguably Pyyrah (first and main female crew leader, fun to imagine a personality for, since she really exited to swap alliances as the plot demanded).


* BrokenAesop: In the episode ''The Mouth that Roared'', a blatant ''The Boy Who Cried Wolf'' story. Except the boy in question is ''Lance Penn'', who aside from occasionally being immature, is probably one of the most moral characters in the whole series and has ''never'' shown a habit of lying. And he ''never lies'' in the episode either, he's telling people about a black-market gear dealer who in fact does exist--it's just that the guy is good at hiding and never shows up when Lance brings people to see (he's even smart enough to call the police the second he finds out!). So, in one episode we get PoliceAreUseless ''and'' [[AdultsAreUseless People Over Ten Are Useless]].
** How useless are they? Instead of scoping the area thoroughly for evidence, they just hunker down wherever Lance was hanging out and wait a few minutes. If the guy doesn't show up, the kid must have been lying! despite the fact that one of the racers is using gear that must have come off the black market and this kid says he saw a black market guy, he must be lying!
** Though the first big one of the series was in ''Pride of the Hero''. It starts with Artha's ego yet again getting over-inflated. Then we see Fan-Favorite AntiVillain Moordryd suddenly stopping Wraith Dragons after what looked like a fight with his BigBad father. While we admit it seems a bit abrupt for a HeelFaceTurn, at least Artha's getting called out for the fact that [[WhatTheHellHero the main reason he doesn't trust Moordryd is because he's jealous.]] In order to make a point, and possibly because he sense the good in him, Beau then lets Moordryd get on his back, shocking Artha into admitting that maybe there is good in Moordryd...only for Moordryd to whip out an ArtifactOfDoom and ''spill his whole evil plan.''
*** The Aesop gets slightly repaired when Artha gets through to Moordryd, with Artha admitting he was wrong and there is a hero inside Moordryd. The episode ends with Artha telling Moordryd "the dragon chose you too", hinting Moordryd may have a good side... that we don't see much of for another 8 episodes. [[FlatWhat What]].

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* OneSceneWonder: Most due to the efforts of fans making them memetric, since no one got more than an episode as anything other than a LivingProp, but:
** Vociferous: set up as a rival to Moordryd, but it was never followed up on. Fans tended to make plots out of that dropped idea.
** Chute: became a MemeticBadass after her only episode
** Marianis: either because unlike Pyyrah she had a personality, or because the fans liked pairing her with Moordryd.
** Rivett: got an episode and short scene in another, becoming the main EnsembleDarkhorse out of sheer awesome and cunning.


** Moordryd again in ''Wraith Booster'' wandering the streets full of frozen citizens and then finding [[JustAKid Lance]], who wouldn't have been frozen if Moordryd hadn't flipped out on the kid and left him behind. Then ItGotWorse when Moordryd goes to get his crew-mates to stop his father, only to find them, including his best friend, frozen too.

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** Moordryd again in ''Wraith Booster'' wandering the streets full of frozen citizens and then finding [[JustAKid Lance]], who wouldn't have been frozen if Moordryd hadn't flipped out on the kid and left him behind. Then ItGotWorse things get worse when Moordryd goes to get his crew-mates to stop his father, only to find them, including his best friend, frozen too.

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* FridgeLogic: Okay, most of the times the wraith dragons attacked Artha during the game in the finale could have been explained away as accidents or Artha messing up himself due to his injury. Moordryd then, fed up with his father's cheating, plants himself (no dragon, just himself) directly between a wraith and a crawling Artha (he somehow knew where the wraith was). He is knocked to the ground. Reiteration: a healthy, six-foot-ta;; teenager is standing on ''open ground'' and is somehow flung ten feet away. ''How did the officials not realize something was going on?'' Are the Academy Officials TooDumbToLive? Wraiths are an accepted part of city life by now. Sure, not everyone knows Word is the guy controlling them, but it's clear that something is not right in the ''tournament final.''
** Some people, after reading the fan book and official info, theorize that only Down City and maybe Mid City have dealt with wraiths, and people from Sun City, like the Academy Officials, might not know about them. That doesn't mean it wasn't obvious that ''something'' was wrong, though. I mean, it hit wallbanger when Moordryd was knocked down by an invisible force and no one did anything.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moordryd (due to his Anti-Villain, WhiteHairedPrettyBoy, WhipItGood tendencies), Beau (for being just so funny) and arguably Pyyrah (first and main female crew leader, fun to imagine a personality for, since she really exited to swap alliances as the plot demanded).
** Rivett tended to have a high rating among fans, due to being "cute," cunning, and Badass.

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* DesignatedHero: While no one will argue Artha's intentions, it's a bad sign when his most heroic episodes usually required one of his friends or someone in authority to hold a ''massive'' IdiotBall to set it up.


** And even more of an ego. And since only a few episodes (a WhamEpisode, usally) had an effect on continuity, it was never truly dealt with. Pride of the Hero and its implications went ignored by the writers (but not the fans), Artha the Drac had no impact overall outside of introducing Vociferous as a One-Episode-Wonder, and everything not explicitly related to him tended to go by the wayside, despite having a personality.
* VillianSue: Word never really got any serious come-uppance, and he never displayed too much MagnificentBastard, just barely not being proved guilty or just never being considered (Moordryd and the Dragon Eyes being the one with the bad PR).
** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the dragon Booster in the finale.

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** And even more of an ego. And since only a few episodes (a WhamEpisode, usally) usually) had an effect on continuity, it was never truly dealt with. Pride of the Hero and its implications went ignored by the writers (but not the fans), Artha the Drac had no impact overall outside of introducing Vociferous as a One-Episode-Wonder, and everything not explicitly related to him tended to go by the wayside, despite having a personality.
* VillianSue: TearJerker: Moordryd in ''Pride of a Hero'' reacts very, very strongly to his father saying "I'm impressed...I'm even...proud" to the point of ''snapping out of insanity''. The sheer shock in his voice when he asked word for confirmation, and then his attempt to stop his own plan ''just from hearing those words''...not only did it solidify that he's a serious WellDoneSonGuy, but it made you wonder if Word's ''ever'' seemed proud of him.
** Moordryd again in ''Wraith Booster'' wandering the streets full of frozen citizens and then finding [[JustAKid Lance]], who wouldn't have been frozen if Moordryd hadn't flipped out on the kid and left him behind. Then ItGotWorse when Moordryd goes to get his crew-mates to stop his father, only to find them, including his best friend, frozen too.
** In the first episode, when Artha and Lance can't find their father and realize he must have died in the explosion [[spoiler: of course, he didn't, but they didn't know that for two seasons while he went StealthMentor on them]].
* VillainSue:
Word never really got any serious come-uppance, and he never displayed too much MagnificentBastard, just barely not being proved guilty or just never being considered (Moordryd and the Dragon Eyes being the one with the bad PR).
** Until Moordryd became the Shadow Booster, and started breaking away from him. him, that is. Word actually got an EnemyMine with his son (that he did not recognize), Mortis, and the dragon Dragon Booster in the finale.

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