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Wakfu provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Gaia's Vengeance: The Polters attacking Emelka in reaction to the ravages caused by the Noxines.
  • Gainaxing:
  • Gale-Force Sound: Miranda yelling for Kabrok blows Amalia's hair.
  • Gender Bender: Evangelyne and Amalia as well as a few extras during the Brâkmarian Gobbowl arc, thanks to a magic potion. Unusually, all of them are strictly female-to-male gender benders. Justified since women aren't allowed to even watch Gobbowl matches, let alone participate, in Brâkmar. The vendors make a killing selling the potions to female sport fans.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Marylin, a.k.a. The Mmmmmmmmmporpg.
  • Gene Hunting: The most part of the first season revolves around Yugo searching for his origin.
  • Ghibli Hills: The Forbidden Forest next to Emelka. Honestly, the Polters are even reminiscent of the Nature Spirits from Princess Mononoke.
  • The Ghost: The king of Bonta.
  • Giant Mook: The Trool wrestlers, especially the champion, Mirkool alias "Wargl".
  • Giant Squid: Grougaloragran's chosen form to restrict the access to Oma Island.
  • Giggling Villain: Qilby
  • Girl in the Tower: Spoofed in season 1 episode 4.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: The Brâkmarian prosecutor.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Qilby
  • A Glass in the Hand:
    • Xav the Baker crushes a loaf of bread in anger in episode 8.
    • Rushu crushes his cup at the beginning of the "Rush".
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: During the credit roll for season 2 episode 14, Amalia tries to sing the show's theme song and shatters the camera lens on the last note.
  • Global Currency: Kamas.
  • Glory Days: Kabrok's main source of depression.
  • A God Am I:
    • Willow, in episode 14.
    • Also Nox, depending on how much wakfu he drains from the Eliacube.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Evangelyne in "Vampyro".
  • Going to Give It More Energy: Rubilax's power of growing more and more with each hit is turned against him in season 1 episode 22. Something similar happens to him in season 2 episode 9.
  • Gold Tooth: All of McDeek's teeth after he starts absorbing Ruel's treasure.
  • Golem: Several; some are Improvised Golems (see below). For the more permanent ones:
    • A Bread Golem in episode 8.
    • A Stone Golem in episode 23. Who keeps picking a new head, with a new power, each time one is destroyed.
    • Another golem is described as the Mid-Boss of the Dragon-Pig's lair in season 2 episode 5.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: While normal Xelors sport a white/grey/blue color theme, Nox himself (and his minions) has a dark grey/black/brown one.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Yugo's boxers sport a pair of Tofus.
  • Grand Theft Me:
    • What Shadofang plans with Evangelyne's body in "Vampyro".
    • What Rubilax manages to do with Sadlygrove pre-season 2.
  • Gratuitous English:
    • Every other word that comes out of Yugo's mouth is "cool", though it's more of a French colloquialism than intentionally gratuitous English.
    • Rubilax uses the English word "sexy" to describe Evangelyne in episode 22.
    • "Le Rush" in the Shushu world.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Season 2 episode 22 has a whole fight with a Japanese song as background music, worthy of any Shōnen Anime.
  • The Great Flood: Ogrest's Chaos.
  • Green Around the Gills: Sadlygrove whenever he's aboard a boat.
  • Green Thumb: The Sadida people.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Very narrowly avoided in episode 16, when a big stalactite falls right between Sadlygrove's legs — which Rubilax finds uproariously funny.
    • Rubilax himself, in Sadlygrove's body, gets kicked by Evangelyne below the belt line in season 2 episode 3.
    • Also happens to Ruel in episode 16 of season 2 by a bratty Iop child.
    • Eva does this to one of the wrestlers at the Trool Fair.
  • Group Hug: One happens in season 2 episode 3 when Yugo, Amalia, and Ruel find out that Sadlygrove is still alive... except it's quickly subverted, since the body is still inhabited by Rubilax.
  • Growling Gut:
    • Yugo in episode 6.
    • Yugo, Ruel and Sadlygrove in season 2 episode 5, lengthily, to the point Amalia complains.
  • Guns Akimbo: Remington Smisse's dual Shushu pistols.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Evangelyne and Amalia primarily attack from a range, while Ruel, Yugo and Sadlygrove favor more close combat. Cleophelia subverts this somewhat.
  • Half-Arc Season:
    • The first two seasons are pretty much this. It involves the heroes having to travel to one or more places, meeting many Wacky Wayside Tribe on their way.
    • Averted with Season 3, though, which has no filler episodes (since the plot wouldn't allow it), and thus is only half as long.
  • Hammerspace Hideaway: Ruel's Havresac.
  • Hand Behind Head: Yugo does this in episode 6.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: In season 2 episode 11, the gender-bent Fanservice Extra trying to sneak in the stadium covers her chest with an arm when the potion stops having effect. Later, the same thing happens to a topless Amalia, who grabs a gobbowl shield to hide herself.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • Yugo, by Alibert.
    • Elaine, by Encre Noire.
  • Harmony Versus Discipline: The concepts of Wakfu (life, creation, nature) and Stasis (death, destruction, machines).
  • Hartman Hips: Oh, dem hips...
  • Hat Damage: Yugo's hat takes quite the beatdown in episode 26.
  • Have You Seen My God?: Besides the 12 main gods there is also the goddess Eliatrope who apparently vanished along with the Eliatropes.
  • Head Pet:
    • Az, from times to times.
    • Some Sadidas have whole bird nests in their hair.
    • Encre Noire spends most of "A Fistful of Kamas" atop Ruel's head, though not really out of his choice. He sometimes rides his adopted daughter Elaine's head too.
  • Heart Symbol: Seen occasionally floating around Sadlygrove when he looks at Evangelyne.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: In season 3 episode 6, Amaila gets stuck in a trapdoor because her butt. Yugo and Elely pull her arms to no avail. She gets out only when Yugo teleports behind her and pushes her butt through the hole.
  • Henpecked Husband: Kabrok
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Sadlygrove in episode 25.
    • Also Phaeris in the manga.
  • The Hero's Birthday: The manga starts this way with a Surprise Party for Yugo and Adamai's birthday. Too bad it gets crashed.
  • High Heel Hurt: In "Miss Ugly," as part of an "ugly princess disguise," Evangelyne has to wear high-heeled sandals. As she's an Action Girl and totally unaccustomed to them, this results in several embarrassing slips and falls for her, including one down a full flight of stairs.
  • Hold Up Your Score: Sadlygrove in episode 4, when he's judging the beauty... ahem, ugly pageant.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: For any Earth-based expression using an animal, it is replaced with a species from the world of Wakfu — though the name used is always close enough to keep the meaning readily understandable. And it's not just animals: the first spoken line in the entire series is roughly, "What the bwork?"
  • Hollywood Mirage: Happens to Sadlygrove in episode 22.
  • Homage:
  • Home Base: The Justice Knight's hideout.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Armand toward Evangelyne, who has absolutely no interest in the prince and considers him an egotistical dick with pig breath.
  • Hope Spot:
    • A minor one in episode 24. For a little while it looks like the Sadidas might be able to defeat Nox's minions before they can construct a portal to bring in his giant clockwork-spider doom-fortress. Unfortunately it's all a distraction. The horde of minions aren't even building a portal, they're just there to keep the Sadidas occupied while one of Nox's other minions mind-controls a group of Sadidas into building a portal for him (working them to death in the process). The good guys don't realize this until it activates.
    • Far, far worse in the finale, when Yugo, Adamaï, and Nox travel 20 minutes back in time. For a brief moment Yugo thinks that they might be able to prevent Sadlygrove's death, only to discover that they fell a few minutes short.
  • Horned Humanoid: Osamodas
  • Horrifying the Horror:
    • Rubilax in full rampage mode stops dead on his tracks at the mere sight of Goultard (and tries to inconspicuously slither away while in the body of a giant worm — hilarious).
    • Several cases in succession with the chase from episode 21 of season 2, turning it pretty much into a Benny Hill Show scene.
  • Horror Hunger: "The Thursters" are a race of intangible ghouls who are cut off from ever touching what they treasure, stranding them in an eternal, lonely thirst.
  • Horse Archer: Or rather, Dragoturkey Archer. Evangelyne is riding a dragoturkey the first time we see her wielding her bow. She's riding one again in episode 24 and in season 2 episode 2.
  • Horse of a Different Color: The most common steed in this world is the dragoturkey ("dragodinde" in the original French). Also, some of these large birds can fly.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: The backstory of the Dragon-Pig has him being the result of a romance between a dragon and a sow....
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: In episode 26:
    Evangelyne: You wanted to enter the legend? Just you wait I'm gonna put you in it!
  • Hufflepuff House: Sufokia
  • Human Hummingbird:
    • Frantically flapping arms is done by some characters when about to fall, notably Evangelyne in episodes 4 and 20.
    • Also Yugo starting to cook under the desert sun in episode 21.
  • Hurricane Kick: Sadlygrove against the Dragon-Pig.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Some of the character entries on the Wakfu official website. The one for the Dragon-Pig is especially bad about it.
  • Hurt Foot Hop: A good one in season 1 episode 22: Sadlygrove is suffering from heat stroke in the desert, and is convinced the ruin he's stumbling toward is just another mirage. So he gives a good kick to its stone wall — barefoot. Cue the one-legged dance.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • In season 1 episode 8, Evangelyne scolds Sadlygrove for his bad table manners... just before starting wolfing down herself.
    • Then in episode 10 she calms Amalia down after finding out the boys have been playing with her Doll. Amalia then argues how she would feel if the guys were playing with her bow. Cut to the guys doing just that, and now Amalia is stopping Eva from killing them.
    • Season 2 episode 5 has the "I Warned You" example below.
  • I Am Not Shazam: In-universe example. The names of the races and the gods that they follow are often used interchangeably. For example, an Enutrof's Fingers (a follower of the god Enutrof), is often just called "an Enutrof".
  • I Am Who?: Yugo finding out he is the last of the Eliatropes until Qilby appears. Also him being their reborn former king.
  • Iconic Outfit: The Eliatrope hat which there are a lot of variations upon, but it always has the "ears" and very often the "tail" with the tuft at the end.
  • The Igor: Igor, who speaks with a strong Eastern-European accent, clearly evokes this. He's not a hunchback, however, but a huge Shushu mirror.
  • Ignored Enemy: Happens to the Black Raven in episode 3, while our heroes discuss how (un)intimidating his name sounds, even coming up with alternative suggestions on their own.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Happens twice to Evangelyne, first with Vampyro (who definitely wants her body, but for Shadofang to possess), and then with the pirate captain Smisse Monde.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight:
    • Evangelyne tries this on a Rubilax-possessed Sadlygrove in season 1 episode 19. However, he only starts regaining his senses after crushing both Eva's arm and bow.
    • Attempted by Amalia on a monkeyfied Yugo in season 2 episode 21. Doesn't work much.
  • I Meant to Do That:
    • Sadlygrove, during the duel against Prince Armand.
    • Kriss Krass, during the match against the Masked Gobbowler.
  • Immortality Inducer: The Eliacube to Nox.
  • I'm Okay!:
    • Given by Yugo several times in season 1 episode 21 after he constantly falls or runs into things.
    • Amalia protests this in season 2 episode 12, after she's been put in a full-body cast and the two commentators basically start her obituary.
  • The Imp: Grufon qualifies as the harmless kind while sealed in the map... but in episode 13 he becomes the Not-So-Harmless Villain kind when he gets free and possesses an arachne.
  • Important Haircut:
    • Kriss at the end of episode 12.
    • Evangelyne at the end of season 2's first episode.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Almost every character has his own improbable weapon.
    • Ruel uses a shovel (and fake gold pieces) to fight.
    • Amalia, like many Sadida, uses a veggie doll.
    • The Black Raven uses a spear/sword which is twice as big as him.
    • Xav the baker use a wooden baker plate.
    • Goultard uses a broken sword tied to a chain.
    • In "Vampyro", even the Tofu is used as a weapon!
    • That's how it works in the original game, too. There's only a few exceptions, like swords and unarmed combat. There's even a class which is designed to fight with giant clockwork needles!
    • Nox's Clockwork Mecha of Doom is at its simplest a giant ambulatory pocket watch.
  • Improvised Golems:
    • Rubilax's stone clones fit in this category.
    • Adamaï summons a stone golem to fight in both episode 15 of the first season, and episode 1 of the second season.
  • In a Single Bound:
    • Sadlygrove possessed by Rubilax.
    • Goultard
  • Indy Escape: The classic boulder appears shortly in episode "The Dragon-Pig", along with most typical Temple of Doom traps. You can tell it's going to be this from a glance at the map before it's even shown on screen. Note that here the tunnel is perfectly circular, hence there's no corners where to hide from the boulder, even if you're a small piglet.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: Yugo's portals work this way, but given his ability to orient them any way he wishes, it's quite effective.
  • Innocuously Important Episode: Episode 6 of season 1, "Vampyro", looks similar to any other Wacky Wayside Tribe Filler, but it introduces several elements that will prove important by season 2, especially Shadofang.
  • Irony: After being separated from the rest of the party for multiple episodes in season 3, Tristepin reaches the Feca demi-god's floor, who asks for his underwear to pass without a fight. Tristepin accepts the deal and is granted free passage. When Goultard says it would have been easier just to beat him up, Tristepin replies he's trying to not use violence as a first resort and says Yugo would have agreed. In fact, Yugo's first choice earlier in the same scenario was to use violence.
  • Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!:
    • Whenever Evangelyne uses an ice arrow, lots of ice form around the point of impact.
    • Nausea encases Rubilax in ice with a magic potion in episode 7.
    • McDeek's freezing ray in episode 9.
    • The classic comic-relief-encased-in-a-square-block-of-ice happens to Sadlygrove (and Rubilax) in episode 17 after falling in a frozen lake. Adamaï melts the ice with his fire breath.
  • Insult Backfire: The Iop King uses the ongoing insult of his race being Dumb Muscle to his favor towards helping Quilby, claiming that the Iops' brains are too small to consider treachery.
  • Insult of Endearment: Evangelyne's "Iop-brain" for Sadlygrove.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Elaine
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: Yugo against Nox in the season finale with Adamaï knocked out and the rest of the Five-Man Band otherwise distracted, mostly because of Razortime.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Goultard is not afraid to mock even a Physical God:
    Rushu: You think you can upset me your insults?
    Goultard: By Iop, no! I know you're way too stupid to understand even half of it.
And that's saying something when you come from a species known for being dim.
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: In episode 22 of season 2. It immediately stops once Ruel drops the act of playing dead.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Evangelyne in episode 7, when surrounded by an army of evil dolls.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: The main hero team call themselves The Brotherhood Of Tofu. To anyone not familliar with the plot this may sound like a food fanclub, but in-universe a Tofu is a bird-like creature, and Az, Yugo's almost-insperable pet, is one. The team wanted to have a name that would remind them of all they went through together once they have to part ways, and they ultimately chose Tofu due to their affection for Az and how it reminded them of the good times they shared. In a way, this kind of name is similar to Berserk's Band of Hawk group, and it quickly spreads in-universe: by the time of Season 2 many people and officials adress the team as the Brotherhood.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?: Sadlygrove pulls one on the party's first visit to the Sadida kingdom, after Evangelyne advises them that in the royal palace, they should act like gentlemen and with courtesy.
    Sadlygrove: Please Eva, who do you think I am? I am a knight; I know about "gentlemaning".
    [stage-whispers to Ruel] Who's this "courtesy" guy?
  • I Want Them Alive: Nox specifically orders Igôle to bring back Adamaï "without damaging him too much", since he wants to drain his wakfu. Thus explaining why Igôle would swallow whole the dragonet with no more damage than locking his shapechange.
  • I Warned You: In season 2 episode 5, Sadlygrove tries to warn Yugo, Amalia and Evangelyne of the dangers of the Dragon-Pig's lair, as he's the only one with experience in Dungeon Crawling. They pay him no heed, used to ignoring the Idiot Hero... until the three are struck with a Baleful Polymorph.


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