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Recap / The Dreamstone S 03 E 11 Urpgors Great Adventure

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Original Air Date (UK): March 18, 1994

Urpgor undergoes his own mission in an all terrain vehicle to steal the Dreamstone and he kidnaps Albert in the process. Rufus and Amberley foil his attempt and Blob's group and Urpgor clash with each other.

Tropes featured in the episode (YMMV here):

  • A Day in the Limelight: Urpgor, as the title suggests.
  • Animation Bump: Has some of the best animation scenes of Season Three, with many shots on the same level as Season Two's best.
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  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Urpgor is left rather offended that the heroes are pragmatic with him and retire when they get the stone back, not even attempting to steal his revolutionary vehicle in his absence.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Urpgor after Albert makes too much of a fuss about being captured.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Urpgor vs Albert. First case in Urpgor's favour after he handily nets him, and the second in Albert's when he escapes.
  • Curb-Stomp Cushion: Unlike Blob and his men most of the time, Urpgor does get as far as attacking the Noops with his device, leading to a brief struggle before they make all it's booby traps tangle into each other.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Lampshaded. After Urpgor returns to his vehicle after his scuffle with the Noops, he seems rather indignant they didn't steal such a revolutionary device to use for themselves.
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  • Disc-One Final Boss: Urpgor is defeated early on, the last third or so revolves around Blob's men getting the stone and their meeting with Urpgor.
  • Disproportionate Retribution/Kick Them While They Are Down: Subverted for once. Not only is Urpgor much more provocative than Blob's men, but when he is defeated and retreats, an angry Rufus starts to go after him. However Amberley is uninterested, stating they already got the stone back. Counts as Characterization Marches On compared to previous episodes such as "Wottles", where she was usually the Hot-Blooded one that spearheaded overkill punishments.
  • Evil Gloating: Urpgor does a lengthy case after capturing Albert, and doesn't really stop as the mission continues.
  • Lets See You Do Better: The whole premise. After Urpgor complains about Blob's incompetence, Zordrak decides to send him on the mission instead, being much more "capable".
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  • Never My Fault: After managing to take the stone, Blob's group mistake Urpgor's commossion for a Noop and attack him, with the expected results:
    Urpgor: *livid* Do I look like a Noop? DO I?!?
    Blob: If you will go around posing as the enemy, Urpgor, then you mustn't blame my men!
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Amberley is quite upset when she loses grip of the stone when left dangling on a tree, leading her to drop it straight into Blob's hands.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Zordrak's outright pleasant demeanour as he volunteers Urpgor into a mission.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: This episode clarifies that Noops can not become as advanced leaf fliers as Wuts, the Dream Maker outright punctuates it with the statement "Noops are not good enough!".
  • Pragmatic Hero: Amberley, for once, decides to be merciful to a retreating Urpney and instead focus on getting the stone back safe.
  • Smug Snake: Urpgor. Naturally the heroes have a much easier time looking heroic against him than Frizz and Nug.
  • Tranquil Fury: After Urpgor bugs him about Blob's incompetence for the upteenth time, Zordrak, with a mellow smile volunteers him to go instead.
  • Underdogs Never Lose: Subverted. The Noops attempt to compete the Wut leaf race. Despite heavy dissuasion from the Dream Maker and Wildit, they submit and give them a position at the back of the line. They come in far last.
  • You Shall Not Evade Me: Defied. Rufus wants to go after Urpgor after he escapes post defeat, but Amberley advises him to just focus on getting the Dreamstone back to quarters (perhaps in consideration of what happened the last time they used the trope).

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