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MySims Kingdom is part of the MySims series, which in turn is a spinoff of The Sims series. It was released in 2008 for the Wii and Nintendo DS.

This game revolves around quests and the scrolls that come with them. You have to gather a bunch of different items to complete the scrolls and get new items. Then, you furnish islands and buildings with your new furniture. It's what you're set out to do on your adventure.

Individual character tropes go on the character page.

Compare Lego Bricktales, which is another game about going to various fantastical locales and helping the people there by building things.

This spinoff includes examples of:

  • Adventure Town: More like Adventure Islands.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Summer or Liberty, depending on who gets to be Travis's date to the prom. Linda also has feelings for Trevor and Buddy doesn't seem to like Lyndsay back. Sylvia likes Gonk but Gonk doesn't even know her name! About the only exception is Barney and Elmira, and even then, theirs is a Secret Relationship.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Sometimes you'll get outfits as a reward for doing things.
  • An Interior Designer Is You: Arguably the whole point of the game.
  • Attending Your Own Funeral: Dr. F delivers a eulogy for the brave sacrifice of astronaut Vic Vector. During the celebration of the forthcoming rocket launch. Whilst Vic is standing next to him.
  • Betty and Veronica: Liberty and Summer to Travis.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The two endings to The Royal Academy. If you have Summer dance with Travis then Liberty learns to be more assertive and learns to be okay that All Love Is Unrequited. If you have Liberty dance with Travis then Chaz shows some respect towards Summer and Summer is also okay that All Love Is Unrequited.
  • Black Comedy: Rocket Reef is filled to the brim with this humor. There's TOBOR's nonchalance at his own dismemberment and especially the "grief sandwich" speech.
    Dr. F: Death by blowing up is not the best way to go—probably the worst!
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: You'll sometimes have to socialize with Sims so you can get scrolls or whatever.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Liberty and Summer to Travis. In the end, you have to solve their problem for them by choosing who goes to dance with Travis at the prom.
  • Cutscene: There's a lot of them. A significant number of them are tutorials.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: The Fishing Minigame controls changed between the original game and this one; instead of pointing the Wiimote at the sensor bar, you use the control stick on the Nunchuk to control the bobber. This may or may not be jarring for those immediately jumping from the original game to this.
  • Delinquents: Chaz McFreely; it gets him immediately suspected of trashing the classroom at the Royal Academy.
  • Disappeared Dad: Though Daniel's mother, Beverly appears in Cutopia, there's nothing of his father.
    • Missing Mom: Princess Butter's mother also doesn't make an appearance.
  • Fetch Quest: This game is made of it. It's easier to count what's not a fetch quest.
  • Fishing Minigame: The game has these in nearly every island, with the exception of Reward Island.
  • Forced Tutorial:
    • At the beginning of the game, the wandolier quest is this. Pretty much almost anything else on Capital Island is this. For example, the pig herding quest by Elmira teaches you how to get animals to follow you.
      • Actually subverted a bit. For cutscenes you can skip them.
  • Foreshadowing: King Roland mentions elves, who could get Princess Butter a unicorn when she loses the wandolier contest. About halfway through the game, the player can visit the Forest of the Elves, which also has unicorns.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: The game has elements of this.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: You have to catch every single fish (for Barney), find every single flower (for Poppy), find all the pieces of armor (for Spencer), and collect every single figurine (for Vic Vector).
  • Girl in the Tower: Violet briefly becomes this thanks to the Duchess of Cutopia. The Player Character must free her by distracting Spencer the guard and rebuilding the stairs. Played with in that she takes a liking to the tower itself and later refurbishes it.
  • Herding Mission: Most islands have some form of herding minigame. One of the first quests the player has in the game is herding pigs.
  • High-School Dance: At the Royal Academy. There you have to choose who Travis goes to dance with.
  • Hulk Speak: Gonk talk like this!
  • Instant Fan Club: DJ Candy gets one from Sapphire and Zack.
  • Item Crafting: You have to collect various items for the scrolls you find in order to make new items.
  • It's the Journey That Counts: At the end of the Spookane quest. The cheesiness of the moral does not go without a Lampshade Hanging.
  • Light Is Not Good: The island of Cutopia. They have the same amount of problems as every other island.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Everyone except you seems to wear the same thing all the time.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: From the previous game, though it was fixed in this one. Whole islands are loaded at once so that this doesn't happen.
  • Love Triangle: Travis, Summer, and Liberty at the Royal Academy.
  • Magic Wand: You get one near the start of the game.
  • Mana: You need this to power your wand. Thankfully it's pretty easy to get.
  • Metal Detector Puzzle: Constantly. There's surprisingly a lot of stuff underground.
  • Obviously Evil: Sir Vincent Skullfinder; Buddy catches on pretty quickly that he's bad news, while Lyndsay is completely oblivious (since she's too focused on admiring him as a fellow explorer).
  • Oblivious to Love: Travis.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Travis, Summer, Liberty and Chaz, though it's unclear how old they're supposed to be.
  • Official Couple: Violet and Lord Daniel. Liberty or Summer and Travis, depending on your choice at the Royal Academy's prom.
  • Our Elves Are Different: There are only two elves: Leaf and Petal.
  • Persuasion Minigame: Socializing with a Sim is often needed to complete certain tasks.
  • The Power of Rock: Leaf saves his island by using Rock music to bring back the unicorns.
  • Power Trio: You, Buddy, and Lyndsay form one.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Hair, at least, in Butter's case.
  • Rags to Riches: The Player Character starts off as the servant to a pig farmer and ends up as a powerful magician who is beloved by the kingdom and has their own private island.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter:
    • Elmira's pigs.
    • The animals in Renee's Reserve.
    • All of the animals in the Forest of the Elves. Especially the pugs.
    • The bunnies on Cutopia.
    • Bobaboo the triceratops on the Uncharted Isle.
  • The Reveal:
    • Rusty is the one stealing everything on Cowboy Junction.
    • At the Forest of the Elves you have to use The Power of Rock to help out the island.
    • At Cutopia Beverly locks up Violet Nightshade in a tower and you have to get her out!
    • The book of life contains blank pages. Maybe you're supposed to write your own story perhaps?
  • Sdrawkcab Name: TOBOR, the robot.
  • "Second Law" My Ass!: TOBOR and Proto-Makoto hate constantly being treated as living test dummies by Lexi and Dr. F.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Speaking Simlish: Since this is a spinoff of the Sims series, the characters speak like this.
  • Spoiled Brat: Despite her name, Princess Butter from Kingdom is anything but sweet. She expects everything in life to be handed to her and is extremely angry when she comes in third place in the Wandolier contest.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Violet and Daniel in Kingdom. It eventually works out.
  • Sugar Bowl: The series is very much Lighter and Softer than the classic Sims and even the darkest landscapes or situations adhere tightly to the Rule of Fun and the Rule of Funny.
  • 20 Bear Asses: You're supposed to get a bunch of items for the scrolls you get to make new stuff.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Candy, Sapphire, and Zack from Candypalooza.
  • Vague Age: A lot of people don't seem to have official ages.
    • Averted in the DS version, which gives an official age to every character new to that version, as well as to King Roland and Dr. F, who are 83 and 65, respectively.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: You can be nice to people and fulfill their every need.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Or you could take all their stuff and mess up their lives pretty badly.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: You get to customize your character's skin tone, clothes, hair, eyes, and more.