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Dingo Doodles is an animation channel hosted by Dingo, the founder of Electric Bunny Comics. Inspired by the likes of Puffin Forest and Animated Spellbook, Dingo creates animated stories based around her personal life as well as her Dungeons & Dragons campaign, titled "Fools' Gold". Initially beginning in October 2017, Dingo quickly garnered a lot of popularity, much to her shock. Her channel and her web comic can be found in the links above.

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Dingo Doodles provides examples of:

  • Absurd Phobia: Played with in regards to Dingo's hydrophobia. While hydrophobia is one of the most common phobias, Dingo's fear is of such a ludicrous magnitude that it becomes absurd in her case. Her mother once had to fight a kicking and screaming 10 year old Dingo for 35 minutes to get into a canoe.
  • Action Girl:
    • The two female characters in the Fools' Gold campaign, Erina and Gothi.
    • Not to mention the villain of the first five episodes, Quinn-Ora.
    • Bouclaire and her personal guards, the princesses Eyes and Ears, are all dangerous opponents.
  • Adopted into Royalty: Bouclaire. Unfortunately, she's both a Royal Brat and a Self-Made Orphan. She also had older, adopted siblings, who "voluntarily" refused the throne.
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  • Agony of the Feet: When Sips is trying to talk down Eyes, she uses a portal to stab him through the foot.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Sips sang drunken karaoke so badly, in Dingo's eyes, that he kickstarted the apocalypse by waking up the Tarrasque that was sealed away under the town of Alchemist Quarry.
  • All Just a Dream: The Halloween episode. The mansion the group was trapped in is real, as are the scars from the fights they got into, but the event itself was a magically induced dream that Sips, Erena, and Gothi all shared. They decide to destroy the mansion with the giant mech dragon just to be sure.
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Quinn-Ora, the villain of the first five episodes of Fools' Gold. She awakened Sips by replacing his hand with a crocodile arm, which is slowly cursing Sips, and treats the act like it was barely worth remembering.
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    • Bouclaire from the Kylandria arc. She usurped the throne, murders anyone who even THINKS about rebelling (not just the initial rebel, but everyone in the town they live in), had Erina’s parents executed, and covered the nation in pink glitter while speaking in a horrible French accent.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Erina can come across as this. In episode 8, she practically leaps at the chance to flirt with the baron to act as a distraction for the rest of the party, while in episode 9 she specifically states her intention to date the (female) Abby. It can still be considered ambiguous, since in both cases something else could be thought of as the main reason for her actions. With the baron, helping the party with something she seems to find fun could be what she's really thinking about rather than actually trying to get anywhere with him, while with Abby it should be kept in mind she's a 3 foot tall anthropomorphic red panda that everyone finds adorable, so wanting to keep her around could be considered a natural impulse.
  • Ambiguous Species: Sneeze is Sips’ best and oldest friend, and no one, not even Dingo who created him, knows what he is.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Quinn-Ora was defeated, but Sneeze died, forcing Sips and Gothi to go on a quest to get Sneeze's soul back.
  • Anything but That!:
    • Sips tries to convince Erina against calling Mr. Wizardly to help them figure out how to get Sneeze's soul out of a crystal. When Erina ignores him, Sips just screams.
    • The same thing happens when Erina decides to go clothes shopping for the party being thrown in their honor: Sips frantically tries to stop her, screams when she drags him along, and spends the shopping trip in the corner looking grumpy.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Sips gains sentience and magic powers by having his right arm cut off and replaced with a crocodile hand.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Erina listing off Bouclaire's crimes during their fight.
    Erina: You killed my parents! You took over my home! You made everything pink! ...And you're not! Even! French!
  • Attack Its Weak Point: While fighting Bouclaire, Erina specifically aimed to remove her crown under the assumption she'd hidden her power crystal inside it. Bouclaire, after losing the crown, reveals she had the crystal hidden elsewhere on her person, specifically in her heart.
  • Awful Truth: Implied. In episode 15, when Sips tells her about the vision he saw, Gothi starts to remember the events that lead up to her memory loss. ...Only, she theorizes she might've blocked her memories in order to cope with her past. And one cannot blame her when it's revealed her face was carved off.
  • Ax-Crazy: Sips has a bit of a temper. This conversation between him and Erina involving an NPC named Belmont pretty much sums it up.
    Sips: I knew I should have murdered him.
    Erina: You think you should murder everyone all the time.
    Sips: I should listen to my instinct more.
  • Back from the Dead: This is Sips' and Gothi's main goal from Episode 6 onwards, bringing back Sneeze, who was killed in the final battle with Quinn-Ora.
  • Badass Normal: Bouclaire/Potato Girl, a 10-year-old human girl who managed to put up a fight against Gothi. (Granted, this was Old Gothi, but still.)
  • Badass Transplant: Sips' arm might be cursed, detrimental to solidly predictable casting and seems to eat away at his alignment, identity and, arguably, sanity, but it did awaken him and also gave him his awesome sorcerer abilities in the first place...
  • Baleful Polymorph: The swamp village of Alchemist Quarry, besides being a town where everything is magical, is home to a number of people that Quinn-Ora has turned into anthropomorphic animals. She tried the same thing on Sips in the past, and he is understandably a little upset about it.
    • Also, Sips accidentally curses Gorthan into a Ythrak for a while. It actually lets him save the day at one point.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Or in Xanu's case, Ken Doll Anatomy. Sips is disturbed to see his illusion naked, regardless of this trope.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Gothi is the only person Xanu is willing to spare from his intended genocide of the Foreclaimers, because her “defect” of empathy led her to befriend him.
  • Berserk Button: When it comes to Sips, just about anything to do with Quinn-Ora will set him off. But, anybody else messing with Sneeze? Hoo, boy...
    • Also, Xanu hits a raw nerve when he brings up Sips' mother. Apparently, she's a touchy subject for him.
    • Gothi may be the most level-headed of the group, but if you so much as THINK about hurting Jawbone, she will end you.
    • Erina tends to coast through life with few blow-ups of her own (she mainly causes other people to want to go nuclear on her). But, don't try to obliquely tell her who she can or cannot date. Her beeswax. Not yours.
  • Big Bad: Quinn-Ora for the first five episodes of Fools' Gold. In the backstory they also fought Gresh, a green dragon who had spent years extorting the city of Bundariko.
    • Bouclaire, the Potato Girl turns into this in the Khylandria arc.
  • Big Ball of Violence: The battle between the party's dragon mech and the dragon Gresh, since Dingo does not have time to animate it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gorthan (who’s currently cursed into yrthak-form) saves Julian and Abby from falling to their deaths.
  • Big Eater: Sips and Sneeze gorge themselves on what they think is an extravagant feast.
  • Big Fun: Though we only see him for a little bit before he gets turned into a monster thanks to Sips, the crystal golem Gorthan gives off this vibe, considering he's also the largest of the group.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Bouclaire. She doesn't bother much when it comes to the Fool's Gold party, but she was clearly good at charming if she could convince a royal family to adopt her. ...And then murder the king and queen to take their throne.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • Episode 5 of Fools' Gold. Quinn-Ora is defeated, Sips' curse is removed, but Sneeze is very dead.
    • Episode 14. Bouclaire is defeated, Erina's home is saved and her parents avenged, but Sips is inexplicably dying of what seems like a heart attack.
  • Blunt "Yes": When Sips asks Xanu if the current Foreclaimers deserve to die for the sins of their ancestors generations ago, he replies yes without hesitation.
  • Body Horror: The images of Foreclaimer experiments prior to perfecting their crystal technology show them cutting one another up and then stitching them back together. In one case a Foreclaimer is undergoing a vivisection.
  • Born Unlucky: Sips. Simply put, if anything can go wrong, you can guarantee Sips will be the one it happens to.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: The Baron was originally an evil despot and enemy of the party. Sips used a cursed item to reverse his alignment, turning him from Evil to Good. Faced with sudden guilt over his previous behavior, the then-Bear Bear-on reformed and is now both a benevolent ruler and ally of the party.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The DM describes to Dingo each of Sips's five senses as he stands in a room: The beauty before his eyes, the sound of birds in the distance, the smell of perfume, the softness of the carpet... and the taste of blood from involuntarily eating Bouclaire's heart.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: After learning about Xanu, Sips leaves the others (including Sneeze) to sort out his own mess. Erina suddenly and awkwardly decides to leave as well, giving Gothi a crystal to keep in touch with her. Also, guest NPC Abby leaves Erina after the latter throws Bouclaire's corpse into the streets to celebrate her death.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sips, again.
    • Poor Jack just can't seem to catch a break either.
  • The Cameo: Puffin Forest as the disembodied voice in the Halloween episode.
    • There are other YouTubers who cameo on Dingo's channel, mostly as collabs to talk about their own adventures, like Puffin Forest, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jo Cat.
  • Chaotic Good:invoked According to Dingo, the party is this at best.
  • Character Class System: The Fool's Gold campaign uses Dungeons & Dragons', with a few modifications due to Homebrew. 3.5th edition, which they play, was particularly infamous for its ludicrous amount of classes.
    • While Sips is not officially confirmed as a Sorcerer until the ninth video, all of his powers point to him being a Wild Magic Sorcerer even before then.
    • Gothi is confirmed as a Druid in episode 7, with Jawbone as her Animal Companion.
    • Julian is implied to be something similar to an Artificer of some kind.
    • Erina is confirmed to be a spellcaster, eventually, but her exact class is unknown. Her love of Seduction and reliance on charisma suggest she may be a Bard. Episode 12 confirms her to be a homebrew "magical girl" class that Dingo refuses to release the build for because it's "OP as f***".
    • Gorthan and Sneeze are unknown, but Sneeze's mannerisms and love of crime imply a Rogue of some kind.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Dingo tends to bring up important stuff just before it gets important in the story, so they don't tend to stay this trope for long.
    • The party learns that souls drawn into Foreclaimer crystals remain sentient long after death. The crystal in Sips's head contains the soul of the being who destroyed the Foreclaimers.
    • Erina's crystal, which she uses to transform, is brought up in her backstory video. They turn out to be vitally important in the next arc as both Bouclaire and her guards have even larger crystals. They're all fragments of a Foreclaimer crystal embedded in Sips's head.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It's mentioned in passing that the crystal fragments all originate from a single crystal once owned by a powerful being which wreaked havoc. That being is finally revealed in Episode 15 to be the being who not only destroyed the Foreclaimer civilization but is also currently pseudo-possessing Sips.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Gothi was one before Ohio Jack stabbed her with a crystal. She was constantly distracted and scatterbrained (bordering on senile), her potions weren't very trustworthy, and several other quirks.
    Dingo: She had, like, 28 ducks.
    Gothi: Heh. I stole them!
  • Connected All Along: Episode 15 has a flashback that shows the main trio have connected backstories; the crystal shards that Erina and the other Kylandrians use came from a threat to the Forerunners that Gothi personally experienced, and Sips has a massive chunk of it/him in his brain.
  • Content Warnings: Dingo starts of especially violent episodes by drawing attention to the series being meant for 14+ audiences. note 
  • Contralto of Danger: Quinn-Ora rarely ever raises her voice, speaking with a calm, low, deep tone.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Bouclaire started off evil but it was Gothi who enabled her to actually pursue her dreams by giving her an extremely powerful poison and the first potato for her to cultivate.
  • Cross Player: At least three of the Fool's Gold crew (Sips, Julian and Erina) are played by members of the opposite sex.
  • Crossover: She has several longer videos, mostly Q&As, with other D&D youtubers, like Ben from Puffin Forest, Zee Bashew and JoCat. For the holidays of 2018 and Halloween of 2019, Felix ran a oneshot with her, Ben and Zee.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Emphasis on the "crystal" part for the Foreclaimers, who used Power Crystals for pretty much anything.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Sips' new arm gives him the ability to cast magic spells and gives him sentience. Too bad it also slowly turns him into a reptilian monstrosity and his magic has a tendency to go wild.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Really, just about everyone has something sarcastic to say for any given situation. It makes sense for Sips, as he's a cynical monkey boy, but not so much for Erina or Gothi.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of it, as befits a D&D campaign.
    • Sips set a room full of poisonous potatoes on fire, not thinking about the extremely noxious fumes it would release.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Quinn-Ora is the main villain for the first arc of Fools' Gold.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: The crystal shards used by Erina and the other "magical girl" characters are all fragments of a single crystal which belonged to the being who destroyed the Foreclaimers.
  • Disney Villain Death: Quinn-Ora is killed by Erina throwing her through an open one-way portal to the Elemental Plane of Fire. Since she's a pretty high level spell caster, it's not unlikely that she can Plane Shift out of there. If the heat doesn't kill her first, which it very well might have; her clothes and equipment were switched for Gothi's (Gothi isn't a habitual planes traveller with all the wearable bells and whistles and, on top of that, all of Quinn-Ora's creeptastic stuff that maybe could protect her wound up on Gothi), she was out for the count and was already just clinging to her HP thanks to Sips' beat-down of her. Yet, maybe she could have got exceedingly lucky...
  • Disproportionate Retribution: A single person protesting against Bouclaire's rule is grounds for her to poison the local water supply and kill everyone in the area.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: During his death in episode 15, Sips experiences the memories of a Forerunner massacre, from the perspective of the one they feared.
  • Due to the Dead: The party ends up paying 21,000 gold to get a scroll that can bring Sneeze back. Mind you, this is almost all of their funds.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first video of the series didn't establish the other party members. As a result generic stand ins are used in place of Gothi and Erina.
  • Enfant Terrible: Bouclaire was just 10 years old when she developed and executed her plan to poison her way from street urchin to queen. After seizing power she set about conquering the neighboring lands while executing anyone she found disloyal.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Listening to Sips' recount of his Dreaming of Times Gone By awakens Gothi's memories of that very event, and how an old family friend named Goddrick betrayed them.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Sips is shocked that Bouclaire would grow poisonous potatoes. Old Gothi thinks it was a good idea.
    • For all her love of all things glitter, Erina sees it as a fashion faux pas that Bouclaire turned all of Kylandria pink and glittery.
  • Expressive Mask: Gothi, especially in episodes 9 and 10 when Sips bought her a fancier mask for a party. Despite her normal mask appearing to be nothing but a slab of wood, her eyes and sometimes eyebrows are perfectly visible.
  • Eye Scream: In episode 13, Bouclaire (formerly "Potato Girl") fought with old Gothi by stabbing a screwdriver through the eyehole of her mask. Sips reacted with appropriate horror.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When it becomes clear the party’s Mech Dragon won't start up in time to recover from its fall, Julian simply notes that he’s “lived a good life” as he plummets to his (supposed) death.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In a flashback in Episode 15, Gothi experienced this first-hand at the hands of Goddrick.
  • The Faceless: Gothi is never seen without her trademark wooden mask, with any hints of her true face being quickly covered up. Come Episode 15, her status as this trope is revealed to be disturbingly literal.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Quinn-Ora acts friendly towards Sips and the party but is more than ready to murder or experiment on them for her own amusement.
  • Fauxreigner: Bouclaire naturally has a heavy American South drawl but after seizing the throne puts on a fake French accent.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • When Erina uses Detect Magic while meeting Bouclaire, she can sense a massive amount of magic from a crystal shard. The fact that the DM did not confirm where the shard was hinted at the presence of the main shard in Sips's head.
    • When Sips begrudgingly decides Erina should be the one to kill Bouclaire, he mentions "Now, as much as I'd like to rip that girl's heart out..." Guess what he does in the next episode to Bouclaire's corpse.
    • Gothi wears a perfectly flat mask rather than one shaped to match a normal face. This is because her face was carved off, meaning her nose won't get in the way.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Sips forgot that he had the Locate Object spell, and could use it to track down his missing hand (the spell has limited range, so he couldn't use it until he knew Quinn-Ora was within 400 feet, plus 40 feet per level Sips is above second).
  • For Want of a Nail: The Tarrasque and all the chaos caused by it showing up was caused by Dingo casting Dancing Lights in a drunken stupor and Felix rolling just bellow the percentage chance of Sips' wild magic.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: The Foreclaimer scientist Xanu's tale focuses on when talking about his inhumane treatment wears a reflective pair of goggles which makes his constant staring that much more unnerving.
  • Freudian Excuse: Xanu's plan to commit genocide on the Foreclaimers isn't just out of spite or even simple logic. He was created by them, and in wake of his existence, they enslaved and experimented on him, making his every waking moment torturous.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: BOUCLAIRE!!! She started out as a young girl with ambitions in some nowhere town. Thanks to a single poisoned potato that survived Sips' inferno, she made her way to a different country, charmed her way into the royal family, removed the king and queen and forced her older adoptive sisters into giving up the throne and becoming her guards. Then she killed Erina's family and waged war against the neighbouring country, all the while ruling her nation with an iron fist.
  • Gender Bender: An option on Dingo's random curse table (because of course it is) which Wizardly is subjected to. Being a 20th level wizard, he later polymorphs back to normal.
  • Glass Cannon: Erina fights an old man wielding an anime-sized giant sword whose first blow deals 34 damage to her. She struggles for the fight before finally getting in a single hit, killing him instantly - turns out he had ridiculous AC but only one hit point.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Bouclaire seized control of all food and water supplies in the kingdom when she came to power. If even one person agitated against her, she would poison the local water supply and kill everyone in the area.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Erina feeds Sips a Bloodmoon Berry as a prank. It activates his Superpowered Evil Side, causing mass chaos, panic and looming plot.
    Erina: I thought it would be funny!
  • Grumpy Old Man: Mr. Wizardly to a T.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Sips, again.
  • Hate Sink: Bouclaire may be the most despicable character we've seen so far. And the Fool's Gold party has met a demon, literally Always Chaotic Evil.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sneeze allows himself to be killed by Quinn-Ora to save Sips.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Episode 19", after Xanu shares his plans to kill the Foreclaimers for what they did to him, Sips has some reservations about going through with this plan. First, Sips has nothing to do with them directly. Second, there's no telling if the Foreclaimers are still alive. Third, even if they were alive, after more than two thousand years they'd be dealing with an entirely new generation; is it really right to kill them if weren't even born until after Xanu broke free? Bear in mind that these questions are coming from Sips, who knows better than anyone what it's like to want revenge.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The fate of the Foreclaimer empire. They created legions of soul-powered constructs to serve as their military might, distributed to every city, temple, and outpost. Their other creation, Xanu seized control of all the constructs and used them to slaughter their creators.
  • Honest John's Dealership: As a merchant Sips is not above selling cursed items along with his other items of questionable providence.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The Bearon. Even after the Fool's Gold party has caused large scale chaos and death and/or destruction twice in Rascam alone, he still sends them on a diplomatic mission. Subverted because he is basically asking the party to murder the leader under the pretense of "diplomacy."
  • Humongous Mecha: The group has a giant mech dragon they found in one of the Foreclaimers' ruined temples.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Once Sips wakes up after getting his hand reattached, it is revealed that Sips' right iris has changed into a crocodiles iris. Erina, the magical girl in the party (who is confirmed to be a reference to Jojo, calls him weeb trash for this.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: While exploring a haunted mansion, the group gets separated from Sneeze and Jawbone. When they find Sneeze, he's gorging himself on an extravagant banquet that Sips joins in on. It's only afterwards that they learn they were eating rotten, maggot-filled meat.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: When Erina asks Wizardly to fix Sips' curse, he informs her that he's a wizard, not a cleric. He can warp reality through his arcane mastery, but he can not heal.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Erina is shown fighting with a pair of metal spheres almost like shot puts.
    • As a Druid, Gothi using her faithful Jawbone in battle to double-team is always cool, no question about it. However, what about all those ducks she used to have? Um...
  • In Medias Res: Although the series begins with the Tarrasque incident, it was not the team's first adventure, and multiple moments from the team's past (such as meeting "the Potato Girl") are recounted when relevant to more immediate events.
  • Ironic Name: The twin princesses, Eyes and Ears. Eyes is blind while Ears is deaf. It's not their real names, however.
  • Irony: In episode 14, when Gothi and Sips figure Bouclaire has her crystal inside her, Erina turns down the idea and says it's probably on her person. Not only does Erina learn first hand that Bouclaire's crystal wasn't in her crown, but the next episode reveals it was within her heart.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Not so much "Interrogation" as it is "make your death as painful as possible", but Sips spends most of the final battle with Quinn-Ora gutting her and breaking her arm.
    • Sneeze also has a pair of switchblades ready for in case they have to do something like this.
  • Jerkass: Sips meanders across a jerkass spectrum of his own: from being a fairly playful Jerkass with a Heart of Gold much of the time (especially where Gothi and Sneeze are concerned) to a vanilla all-rounder with more than a few hints of Jerkass Woobie (distrusting, insulting and/or wishing to stab/electrocute strangers on general principle when he feels they're deliberately impeding him or when he feels the need to hide insecurity) to going extra heavy on the jerk spice when running across people like the overly bombastic Belmont or the extremely apathetic Mr Wizardly or any given nemesis... to becoming an outright bloodthirsty murder-machine with absolutely no ability to discern friend from foe (when his curse has hit him particularly hard).
    • Mr Wizardly: a consummate Jerk with a Heart of Jerk who is up there with Squidward when it comes to complete apathy and a disregard for others' emotional toes (even when getting paid). There's a reason why he and Sips don't get alternative along.
  • Karmic Death: As Xanu so pointed out, the Foreclaimers prided themselves on perfection and creating the perfect technology. Using his ability to create souls and control them, Xanu used the Foreclaimers' "perfect" war machines to begin the genocide.
  • Killer Game Master: Zigzagged with Felix. On one hand, he is out to make the party suffer. On the other, he is not out to kill them, just make a good story. The players all consider him a great DM, and letting them survive the Tarrasque would require him to bend over backwards narratively.
    Erina: I didn't know our dm was this evil!
    Felix: [Evil chuckle]
  • Kill It with Fire: Quinn-Ora is tossed into a one-way portal to the Elemental Plane of Fire.
  • Lack of Empathy: Actually enforced by the Foreclaimers. Turns out things like ethics and empathy stand in the way of things like scientific progress.
  • Magical Girl: Erina's class is flavored after this trope though we don't see her do a lot of magical girl stuff. The transformation itself isn't shown until Episode 14, where she's shown to fight by throwing orbs and has a blinged out trenchcoat, hat, and glasses.
  • Malicious Misnaming: When approached by a shadowy figure who refuses to reveal his name, Sips decides to call him "Bucket". When the figure offers an actual name, Sips says he missed his chance and now he's Bucket, with the other players all agreeing to the DM's dismay.
  • Meaningful Name: Mr. Wizardly... He's a wizard.
    • Stout, the barkeeper of Bundariko. Also the mayor. According to Dingo, he is one hundred percent a walking pun.
  • Mineral MacGuffin: Erina's magical girl powers stem from a crystal in one of her rings. Bouclaire and her bodyguards have shards of the same crystal, only they're larger and more powerful. They all come from a single large Foreclaimer crystal that once belonged to the being that destroyed their race and is now embedded in Sips's brain.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Trans, actually. But yeah, after Wizardly touches Sips' cursed arm, its wild magic turns him into a woman. Sips immediately vocally supports her on what he assumes to be Wizardly coming out when he wakes up.
  • My Nayme Is: Quinn-Ora's named is spelled... Like that, instead of something reasonable like Kinora, Cinora or Qinora.
  • Mysterious Past:
    • Gothi’s backstory is teased through the videos from episode 2 onwards. Even after it is revealed in her eponymous episode "Gothi" that she is a Foreclaimer, what she looks like behind her wooden mask is kept unknown. We do see one eye when it breaks a little in episode 10, and finally get a full reveal in episode 15.
    • Sips seems to have a clear origin story, being the test subject of an insane witch doctor which resulted in him being awakened. However Quinn-Ora states that there are parts of his awakening that Sips does not remember which factor into his intelligence and ability to use magic. Somehow a Foreclaimer crystal belonging to the being that destroyed their race is inside his head, and is likely the source of his magic.
  • Near-Death Experience: One of Dingo's earliest videos was her talking about a few of these that she's had. In order:
    • Choking on a lollipop at the age of 3. Why? Because when her dad told her not to talk or it might get stuck in her throat, she looked at him and said "Okay". Her dad had to flush it out with a hose, which Dingo originally refused to have done because she had always been told "Don't drink from the hose".
    • At age 5, she was on a field trip that involved a hike up a mountain. When it was time to go down, Dingo decided to run as fast as she could, which resulted in her tripping. It was only because the teacher managed to grab her just in time that Dingo didn't fall off a cliff into pointy rocks of death.
    • Also at age 5, while sledding, Dingo got buried under a pile of 13 year old kids. The only reason she didn't suffocate was because one of the older kids pulled her out.
  • Nice Hat: Erina sports one which only gets snazzier when she transforms.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Dingo calls the 5e spell Dancing Lights the "Bane of [her] existence". No elaboration.
      • It's eventually revealed near the start of Fools' Gold that Sips' magic going Wild and turning into a Permanent Dead Magic Zone spell when casting Dancing Lights is what released the Tarrasque.
    • Dingo won't explain why there are sheep inside the soul gem in episode 7, other than "they got what they deserved". They reappear in episode 13 while listing the early encounters of the group; a curious commenter appears on screen and is angrily shushed.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In the aforementioned "Near-Death Experience" video, Dingo had this to say when she was buried under a bunch of older kids.
    Dingo: No joke, the thought going through my head at that moment was "So this is how I die? I'm okay with this."
  • Off Screen Moment Of Awesome: Episode 7 of the Fools Gold campaign tells of the epic battle between the party in their mech-dragon versus the dragon Gresh, which Dingo refuses to animate because she is one woman so get off her back.
  • Off with His Head!: Sneeze lets himself be decapitated by Quinn-Ora to save Sips.
  • Oh, Crap!: Often combined with a Little "No" for this group as "Oh no." Usually when they realize someone failed an important save or Sips curses someone without meaning to. Or the GM realizes the implications of something that just happened.
  • One-Winged Angel: Bouclaire does this by consuming a blood moon berry and turning into a truly monstrous spider monster hybrid.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vashinco, the vampire casino owner in episode 11, is pretty standard. Drinks blood, can cast Dominate Person by looking into their eyes. He can, however, go in the sunlight, as long as he regularly drinks blood.
    • The walking pun is also darkly punny: a classic horror creature is a bloodsucking casino owner and Eastern European mobster who isn't exactly hiding, what with being Mr Hammer Horror Set, Esq. Or is Konami. Take your pick of Evil; bad-to-know, rich, open, banal and/or systemic. Also... hilariously, majorly and scarily outgunned.
  • Portal Network: Erina has Kylandria pay Mr. Wizardly to open a series of portals between the major cities of the campaign.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The purple Foreclaimer crystals are powered by absorbing the souls of anyone who dies nearby.
  • Precursors: The Fool's Gold campaign has some, known as the Foreclaimers. The party has been hired to search for their artifacts. Some are actually still around, unless Gothi is an isolated case.
  • Precursor Killers: In Episode 15 Sips witnesses what destroyed the Foreclaimer empire, a single black-skinned being with white lines on his body like a Foreclaimer and a single large gem in his forehead. A being filled with a need for revenge on the Foreclaimers and who now resides inside Sips.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Eyes and Ears appear to be sheltered princesses at first glance, but are soon revealed to possess strong power crystals and impressive skills in combat.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Invoked to the point of using an anvil of extreme pinkness on an entire capital city. A very glittery, rhinestone-encrusted anvil with a veritable colour-swatch of every available pink ribbon attached to it. Evil royal little girls rarely come pinker. Or poofier. It's so extreme, that many, many commentators strongly suspect that Obfuscating Glittery Pinkness is in effect. Crystals of power are a major aspect of the campaign, and glitter with lots of pink bling can hide, well...
  • Put on a Bus: Gorthan and Julian had to leave because their players had a baby. Presumably through adoption or childbirth, but knowing this party, stealing one is a possibility.
  • Railroading: Weirdly played with, as Jack (played by the GM) wanted the group to ignore the mech marching off towards Rascam (controlled by the GM) and the players refuted Jack by noting that the mech was obviously a plot hook leading them that way, away from the ruins plot for a while. So the GM was offering for them to not take the plot hook, and they refused hard to save a town they liked.
  • Random Number God: It's a recounted homebrew D&D campaign, so... Yeah — memorably devastating/ awesome dice rolls comes with the turf. But, Sips' entire build just adds to the degree of significance that dice charts hold.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Occurs for the Fool's Gold campaign, where Julian and Gorthan had to be written out because their players had a baby and that took up all their time.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: Gothi, real name Gothica Dio Sol, was foreclaimer royalty before she lost her memories.
  • Remember the New Guy?: While locked up in jail with Jack, Sips tells Erina to go find Sneeze, who hadn't been mentioned before. Erina spends a good 30 seconds talking about this.
  • Rent-a-Zilla: The Tarrasque, per D&D standard. Although Dingo described it more in terms of Physical God.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: Episode 6 revolves around Gothi and Sips freeing Sneeze's soul from the crystal it had been imprisoned in.
  • Retired Badass: Mr. Wizardly is a 20th level former adventurer (the highest level in D&D) who is just done, and now sends adventurers on quests he doesn’t want to bother with.
  • The Reveal:
    • In Episode 15 we finally learn the secret of Sips's magic that Quinn-Ora talked about, the source of the calm voice that talked to him, and how it all ties into the plot. Embedded in his head is a shattered crystal that belonged to the being who destroyed the Foreclaimer civilization, its other fragments being used by the "magic girl" characters. That is the source of his magic and also where the spirit of the destroyer still lingers. Also in the same episode, we learn that Gothi was present during the destruction and wears a mask because someone close to her carved out her face.
    • Episode 19 finally reveals the details of the night Sips Awakened, the nature of his curse, and where the crystal in his head came from. Quinn-Ora planned to use the cursed hand transformation and a large number of shards from Xanu's crystal to convert Sips into a powerful but easily controlled minion. However, Xanu was able to give Sips a full mind, beyond that of an Awakened animal, and their combined wills were enough to hold back Quinn-Ora's curse. The curse itself is an almost living magic actually bound to Sips's soul, which is why it returned even after removing the cursed hand. Whenever his will weakens due to extreme emotions, the curse is able to gain ground.
  • Self-Made Orphan: It's unclear what happened to Bouclaire's actual parents (a flashback shows two graves behind her, but those might be fake), but Dingo is fully convinced that she murdered her adoptive parents.
  • Sensory Overload: After Sips eats Bouclaire's heart he shares senses with the three crystal bearers in the same room as him. The resulting overlapping senses cause intense pain until he manages to control them.
  • Shout-Out: Erina is explicitly stated to be a JoJo reference. Most noticeable in episode 8, where she flirts in anime terms and outright references the anime that inspired her.
  • The Sleepless: Dingo wonders if Griffin Macaulay, the guy behind the Griffon's Saddlebag, is this, considering that he made 365 magic items, 12 new subclasses, two new settings and an antagonistic NPC.
    Dingo: My god, Griffin, do you even f*cking sleep?
  • Sound Effects Bleep: A duck quack is Dingo's go-to for this trope.
  • Spider Limbs: Bouclaire gets these, along with clawed hands and dark (possibly exoskeleton) skin when she eats a bloodmoon berry. Considering that those berries turn people into animals that reflect their nature...
  • Stealth Pun: Old Gothi had a pet rock named Dwayne.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In episode 10, a prank gone wrong leads to Sips losing all control, leading to a massacre and strange shift in personality. It makes another brief appearance in episode 15, as Sips has finished Dreaming of Times Gone By, to devour Bouclaire's crystal. Turns out he has two evil sides. The Chaotic Evil curse from Quinn-Ora's crocodile hand and Xanu, who would be decent except for his desire to commit genocide.
  • Synchronization: The reason Sips briefly died is that the crystal shards synchronize the people carrying them on some level. When worn as jewelry this doesn't matter much, but when they're placed inside the body, such as the one in Bouclaire's heart and Sips's head, if one dies it will kill the other as well.
  • Take That!: While talking about the Griffon's Saddlebag, a third party D&D book full of balanced magic items, she takes an aside to tell Felix he has no excuse for not giving out balanced loot.
  • Tear Off Your Face: A poignant scene in episode 15. Gothi's true face has been gone all along, cut off with a knife by former family friend Goddrick.
  • Teleport Spam: Ears and Eyes use their crystals to teleport their weapons to attack from unexpected angles. Dingo implies that they can teleport themselves too.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Gothi is this to the Foreclaimers, though it’s deconstructed in that her sense of empathy is literally a birth defect by their culture’s standards. If not for her rank, she would have been put aside, exiled, or worse.
  • Toppled Statue: On returning to Alchemist's Quarry, Gothi witnesses the people pulling down a statue of Quinn-Ora.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Old Gothi had a thing for potatoes.
  • Tragic Villain: Xanu, who destroyed the Foreclaimers, was driven by a need for revenge for their constant torture of him for his entire life.
  • Troll:
    • Erina clearly enjoys messing with Sips. This leads to the trouble of episode 10, after she ends episode 9 with something she "thought would be funny" and very much goes wrong.
    • In Erina's defense, Sips trolls her all the time, too. They practically communicate in snark, pranks and with the proceeds of crime. For instance... one Acid Splash to the face is a failed will save plus an illusion; two is for the sheer lulz.
  • Unluckily Lucky: The whole party, mostly thanks to Sips' wild surges. (Not to mention the more general intervention of the God of Failed Will Saves). But, they often manage to make it work for them in some way (mainly because Felix goes ballistic finding a way to salvage the disaster, on top of the players' quick thinking). You get good at noticing potential opportunity within disasters when enough happen to you.
  • The Unpronouncable: Downplayed. Dingo gives up trying to pronounce the name of the guy behind the Griffon's Saddlebag, even though it's really not that hard (Griffin Macaulay).
  • The Unreveal: Quinn-Ora is initially surprised that Sips was a sorcerer, being certain at first he had no magic. When tracked down for their final encounter she claims to have worked out why he has magic and offers to reveal things Sips does not know or had forgotten. Sips ignores the offer and the secrets die along with her. Until it's revealed for real 14 episodes later.
  • Uplifted Animal: Sips is a normal animal that, thanks to his transplanted arm, was subjected to the Awaken spell.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The whole party is a group of these. Sips regularly pranks Sneeze, but hurting him is one of Sips' Berserk Buttons; Erina and Sips more-or-less communicate through snark and trolling each other but obviously care about each other; and Gothi tends to respond to her party's shenanigans with ultra-dry snark, but she'll still throw down to protect them.
  • The Voiceless: Sneeze has no tongue, so he can't talk. And yet, somehow, Sips knows what he's trying to say.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: Eyes and Ears both utilize portals as part of their fighting style, using them to stab with daggers and throw shields, respectively, from odd angles.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Magic means all kinds of shenanigans, often even at parties. Poor alcohol; so upstaged.
    • Sips has a moment of this when he sobers up after his apocalyptic karaoke session. Gothi has an exaggerated version when she has a Foreclaimer crystal inserted into her abdomen, asking Sips about what she did for the 'several years' her crystal was missing.
    • Sips has another one after Erina accidentally reactivated his curse and he went on a murderous rampage.
  • Wham Episode: Dingo calls Episode 15 "a freefall". She's not kidding. Sips isn't dead, but he's got a Foreclaimer crystal that's apparently a chunk of the individual who destroyed their civilization lodged in his brain. And he's awake and aware inside Sips' head, calmly helping Sips recover from the adverse effects of said crystal. When Sips relates all of this to Gothi, it jars her memories and we learn exactly why she always wears a mask.
  • Wham Line: When Bouclaire offers Erina the role of court entertainer she points out that's her parents' job.
    Bouclaire: Oh no, I had them executed.
    • And in the next episode, after she’s defeated, everything seems fine and dandy, until Sips starts somehow dying from the same injuries Bouclaire just died of. And any hope of saving him is dashed when Felix asks this:
      Felix: So. What are your last words?
      Dingo: ...What?
    • Continuing in the next episode (to paraphrase Dingo, a transition from a roller coaster to a free fall), we finally learn something about Gothi's past.
    Dingo: As Sips describes to Gothi about what he saw - the destruction, the portal, the man - she starts to remember something. You see, she's heard of this before. Because in fact... she was there.
    • Not long afterwards in the same episode, we finally see what's behind Gothi's mask.
    Gothi: Because you see Sips, that's...that's why I don't have a face.
    • Sips wonders why Gothi (despite being viewed as "defective" by her people) wasn't kicked out, or worse. The ensuing conversation reveals something about Gothi.
    Xanu: It's because... she has rank.
    Sips: What do you mean by "rank"?
    Xanu: What I mean is, Gothica Dio Sol was royalty and the future ruler of the Foreclaimer empire. A princess.
  • Whip It Good: Quinn-Ora's main weapon is a group of severed hands with whips attached to each finger.
  • Wild Magic: Thanks to his curse, Sips can't control his magic, and it has a certain percentile chance of going wild. Which it loves to do at the most inopportune times.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Both Sips and Gothi were planning to kill Potato Girl. Sips because she hurt Sneeze, and Gothi because... she was still kinda crazy. When Potato Girl returns as Bouclaire, Erina takes the lead in killing her, although she has good justification.
    Sips: So I've never killed a kid before... but I'm open to new experiences.

    Erina: Let's kill a kid.

    Dingo: The group is hype to kill this ki— monster. Monster.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: Sips' cursed hand is reptilian and with each use of magic there's a chance for the curse to grow, with more of his body transforming and his magic becoming even more wild.


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