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Dungeon Dynamite is a comedy/adventure webseries produced on YouTube by Crazy Boris Productions. It follows Ocho Octavius, Eighth Knight of Eight; Apophis D'meityrnght the Meteor Knight; and Felix Euler, Math Wizard as they embark on a quest to end dungeoneering and save the world.

Dungeon Dynamite contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Action Insurance Gag: After the taco guy's cart is crushed by Apophis, he appears angry until he states that "if [he] didn't have insurance, [he] would be so pissed right now."
  • A Father to His Men: The First Knight of Eight, Lazarus Singleton, is exactly this.
    Felix: Is he friendly?
    Ocho: You kidding me? He's like the dad of the Eight Knights of Eight.
    Lazarus: Ocho! Look at yah! Look how much you've grown!
  • Alliterative Name: Ocho Octavius, Sabre Sordello.
  • An Axe to Grind: The Kill Anything Wizard. He actually has three of them.
  • Antagonistic Governor: Even though he is trying to stop our heroes, King Antagon seems like a nice guy and probably would not be trying to incarcerate Ocho & Co. if their "Stop Dungeoneering" campaign pitch hadn't been so incoherent.
  • Apocalypse How: Total planetary annihilation, according to Eight, will happen if all 10,000 dungeons are cleared.
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  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Ocho ends the story of his perilous plight through the Economancer's dungeon, all the way to the afterlife and back with "and then we got tacos."
  • Art Evolution: Even from Episode 1 to Episode 4, Boris's art style has improved.
  • Artistic License – Economics: When the local economy is totally wrecked (not decimated) by Ocho and Apophis, instead of waiting for the local infrastructure to reset itself, it turns out that all that they need to do is defeat the wicked Economancer and clear the Dungeon of Greed.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: After Ocho and Co. obtain the Cornucopia Grand Artifact, it produces a vitamin that helps a man regrow his hair almost immediately.
  • Badass Baritone: The Royal Executioner.
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  • Badass Grandpa: The First Knight of Eight, Lazarus Singleton.
  • Bargain with Heaven: Ocho trades Eight his monocle in order to come back to life.
  • Because Destiny Says So: If 'destiny' is a giant 8 ball.
  • Big Anime Eyes: Felix without his glasses.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: The ending of Episode 2 has Ocho, Felix, and Apophis at odds with King Antagon, Knight, Rook, Bishop, and the Royal Executioner. The evil ensemble is also seen in the theme song video.
    • Technically, Pivorous belongs to this ensemble despite not actually being the king's Royal Adviser.
  • Big Entrance: Ocho has one in Episode 2. Too bad he's in the wrong building.
  • Big Good: Ocho and Co.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Justified, only because Ocho is the first (and so far, only) person to die in the series and it's his death that really starts to move the plot along.
  • Black Knight: Played straight. As one of King Antagon's personal elites, Knight resembles a black knight chess piece.
  • Blah Blah Blah: "Math math math, math math division, math math math math."
  • Blatant Lies: After Ocho and Felix pitch their "end dungeoneering" idea to King Antigon, he says that they shall discuss the matter further in the "room of people [he takes] very seriously." Cut to Ocho and Felix in jail.
  • Bloodless Carnage
  • Call-Back: Sabre described his air supply as being "absolutely decimated" when talking to Ocho and Felix, to which the latter replies "ACTUALLY the word 'decimated' means—" before Ocho cuts him off. It's a reference to Episode 1, when Felix kept correcting everyone who said the local economy had been "absolutely decimated."
  • Captain Obvious: "Yep! It's definitely a magic barrier!"
  • Catchphrase: Ocho's is "Hah-ha!"
  • Catchphrase Interruptus
    Felix: ACTUALLY, the word "decimate" means—
    Ocho: Shut up! Shut. Up!
  • Chekhov's Gun: In Episode 1, Ocho introduces himself as "Ocho Octavius, Eighth Knight of Eight." In Episode 2, as the city guard is reading his papers, Ocho asks for "Eighth Knight of Eight" to be added as an official title.
    • This turns into a Chekhov's Boomerang when Ocho suggests getting Sabre Sordello, the Fourth Knight of Eight, to help them end dungeoneering. Felix replies with "Oh yeah...I guess there would be eight of you."
    • In Episode 2, Ocho says that Sabre defended the capital from a "chronolithic titan raid." The first time we see Sabre, he is doing just that.
  • Chew Bubblegum: Zig zagged with Ocho. He gets it right once but messes up the second time.
    • "A-ha! Look upon me, Gold Dragon, and weep salty dragon tears!"
    • Against the Economancer: "A-ha! Prepare to fight, friend! I mean, wait, uh..."
    • Inverted in Episode 4:
    Ocho: Hey Egbert...uh, screw you.
  • Comical Angry Face: Ocho has one of these when Felix wants to know if his "axe" is a Grand Artifact.
    Ocho: It's not an axe, it's a bardiche.
  • Creator Cameo: Taco Guy, who is also the protagonist of Boris's Five Nights at Freddy's parody videos.
  • Credits Running Sequence
  • Crisis of Faith: Ocho claims to be having one of these when he is forced to give Eight his monocle in order to come back to life.
  • Critical Hit: The only way to stop the diamond golem, according to Felix. It works like a charm.
  • Cutaway Gag: "I, Ocho Octavius, Eighth Knight of Eight, and my associate, Apophis the Meteor Knight, shall take down the Economancer. Nothing shall stand in our wa—" cut to Ocho in front of a translucent blue wall "—this magic barrier is in our way."
    • Similarly, when Felix is confronting Bishop and she knocks off his glasses, all she can see is the anime-looking artist rendition of him.
  • Death Is Cheap: When Ocho dies, Eight is able to bring him back with the help of his Grand Artifact.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Zig zagged. When Ocho and Apophis are looking for a wizard at Wages for Mages, one of the wizards mentioned is the "Kill Anything Wizard."
    • Inverted in Episode 4, where he can't kill Ocho, Apophis, or Euler.
  • Dungeon Crawling: in the form of a musical montage.
  • Eyebrow Waggle: Ocho in Episode 2 after kicking open the door to King's Castle Mattress Boutique.
  • Face, Nod, Action: Ocho gives one to Felix in Episode 2 as part of the plan to defeat the Royal Executioner.
  • Girly Bruiser: Downplayed. Bishop could be seen as one, as she can shoot fireballs (albeit only diagonally) and is seen headbutting Euler.
  • Hey, Catch!: Felix drops a huge bell on top of the Royal Executioner. The Executioner catches it...and falls through the ceiling.
  • Home Run Hitter: The Royal Executioner kicks Apophis off the roof and into the sunset (where Apophis lands on a taco cart).
  • Indy Escape: Ocho has one of these after he and Apophis save the peasant from the Gold Dragon.
  • Made of Explodium: Apophis's armor contains a seemingly infinite amount of explosives.
  • Mundane Made Awesome
    Sabre: On the eight day of the eight month, every eight years, the Eight Knights of Eight hold a potluck picnic/beach volleyball tournament.

    • In Episode 1:
    Ocho: It's a gold monocle!
    [Gold monocle shoots a laser.]
    Ocho: It's a gold monocle that shoots lasers!
  • Nerd Action Hero: Felix. He can harness the powers of "geometry, advanced geometry, AP geometry, [and] honors geometry..." and use them to help defeat the Big Bad of Episode 1 (he does this by hitting the guy in the face with a floating pyramid, but still).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After Ocho and Apophis become rich from the Gold Dragon, they do the noble thing and share their wealth. This causes the local economy to totally collapse, and everyone is now worse off.
  • Oh, Crap!: Ocho while he is running from the Gold Dragon in Episode 1.
    • Ocho and Felix in Episode 2 when Apophis is effortlessly kicked off of the roof by the Royal Executioner.
    • And again in Episode 3, when Ocho finds out that Sabre can't actually play any instruments.
  • Power Floats: Inverted by the Economancer, who floats even thought he displays no real power other than being rich.
  • Running Gag: Adult summer camp, the fact that Ocho has a bardiche and not an axe, and the definition of the word "decimated."
  • Silent Partner: Apophis. Ocho does enought talking for both of them.
  • Stealth Pun: "We got the Necromancer, the Pyromancer, the Pie Romancer, the Street Magician, the Illusionist, the Kill Anything Wizard, the Pinball Wizard—" "The Who?"
    • King Antagon's first name is revealed by Crazy Boris (via the Dungeon Dynamite Patreon page) to be Mayne. His name is Mayne Antagon the First (Mayne Antagon 1st), and he is the main antagonist.
  • The Bad Guys Are Cops: Ocho and Co. go to King Antagon in an attempt to stop dungeoneering and save the world. It doesn't go well. King Antagon even goes so far as to send his personal elites (Knight, Rook, and Bishop) after the protagonists who have suddenly become wanted criminals.

They put somethin' in the water supply that made my cats liberal!

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