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Comic Book / Through the Moon

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Through the Moon is the Comic Book Continuation of the animated series The Dragon Prince. It is written by Peter Wartman and illustrated by Xanthe Bouma.

The comic takes place after the season three finale where the human kingdoms made peace with Xadia. Everybody thinks it's over, but Rayla is still worried, because they never found Viren's body and she also never found out what happened to her parents and Runaan. Then Lujanne writes Ezran to come to the moon nexus to revive Phoe-Phoe and Callum, Rayla and Soren decide to come with him. While they are there, they find out that the nexus used to be a portal between life and death. Callum and Rayla decide to rebuild the portal to get an answer to their questions, but opening the portal may be more dangerous than they expect.

This comic provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Allen calls Lujanne "Janey-Lu". When Callum hears this he immediately figures out that they are in a relationship.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Callum tells Rayla about the possibility of rebuilding the Moonhenge and opening the death gate, his reasons against doing so are, in order: that Lujanne told him not to; that going through the death gate is extremely dangerous to the body, mind, and spirit; and that Rayla would have to swim. In water.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: An impressive example by Callum. After watching a vision of the Moonhenge dancing ritual just one time, Callum was able to memorize it with such detail, that he was able to replicate it perfectly a few days later, unlocking the portal between life and death.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Callum, when asked about how long he and Rayla have been together, brings up the Oasis (where they had their first kiss), but Rayla cuts him off in embarrassment ("We will never mention this again!")
    • Allen, a human who is in a relationship with Lujanne, was met by the group before.
    • In the credits of “Heroes and Masterminds,” Alan is shown giving a flower to Lujanne.
  • Cliffhanger: The comic ends with Rayla leaving on her own to find Viren, and only leaving a note for Callum.
  • Downer Ending: Rayla doesn't find out any information about her parents or Runaan, but she does discover that Viren is Only Mostly Dead. She decides to go after him, but after Callum insists on going with her, she lies by agreeing with him, then disappearing into the night while he sleeps.
  • Internal Reveal: Rayla finds out that Viren isn't dead.
  • Interspecies Romance: Callum (human) and Rayla (elf) are still a couple and Lujanne (elf) has also started a relationship with Allen (human).
  • Lying to Protect Your Feelings: This plays an important role in the story. Lujanne tells Callum that "White lies are illusions you build with your words to protect the hearts of those you love". He uses this to as a justification to convince Rayla to lie to Lujanne about the moon nexus. Later Rayla uses this as a justification to lie to Callum by agreeing to leave together in the morning, only to sneak off alone in the middle of the night.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: The ghosts of the other four assassins still had their wrist bindings for Ezran. When they saw that Rayla didn't have hers, they erroneously concluded that she had succeeded in killing Ezran, and this belief caused their bindings to fall off too. Rayla reacts to being falsely "accused" of murder about as well as you would expect.
  • Never Found the Body: They never found Viren's body, which causes Rayla to suspect that he is still alive.
  • Sneaky Departure: Rayla sneaks out at night to look for Viren alone.
  • Unfinished Business: The ghosts of the other four assassins were trapped in the world between life and death because their mission to kill Ezran wasn't completed and because Rayla betrayed them. Seeing Rayla alive and without her binding to kill Ezran is enough to convince them that Rayla had completed the mission, their business is finished, and they pass on. Downplayed in that their business only appeared to be finished.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: When the ghosts of the other four assassins see that Rayla's wrist bindings are both gone, they praise Rayla for completing the mission. Rayla is horrified and ashamed that the ghosts of her comrades think she had killed Ezran.

Alternative Title(s): The Dragon Prince