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Webcomic / The Legend Of Spyro Zonoyas Revenge

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The Legend of Spyro: Zonoya's Revenge is a webcomic created by Shalone Howard aka ShaloneSK that ran from February 2009 to April 2014. Taking place after the events of The Legend of Spyro trilogy, Spyro and Cynder are grown up and have a daughter together. All is well until their daughter Nina and Flame and Ember's son Ash are abducted by a new foe who has a grudge against Cynder.

The comic can be found here on Shalone's Deviantart page.


The Legend Of Spyro Zonoyas Revenge contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Ash confesses to Nina that he loves her, Nina reciprocates, Frijir is devastated...and it's never brought up again.
    • In a dream Spyro has, Dark Spyro tells him that Nina is destined to carry out Malefor's plan to destroy the world, being a purple dragon. Nothing ever comes of this.
  • The Ditz: Nina. Nina, Nina, Nina. As one review so eloquently put it, she's as dumb as a post. Some examples include;
    • Heading to the lair of the woman who attempted to murder her because she wanted to play with her son.
    • Proceeds to try and play with said son again despite the fact that said son is terrified of her after her father attempted to murder him after finding out he was the spawn of Malefor, all the while completely oblivious to his horrified shouts.
    • Proceeds to follow an omnious voice in the night alone, nearly getting mauled by two Killer Rabbits in the process.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Cynder only lightly reprimands Spyro when he attempted to kill a child! 'Overreacting', as she puts it, is putting it mildly.
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    • Zonoya spends most of the comic somehow zig-zagging this trope. Despite being the main villain who brought Malefor back for a bit, some parts of the comic she's hanging out with the protagonist with no real problem yet, in others, she's the villain again, only to then return back to hanging out with them again... It's confusing, to say the least.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Ash may treat Frijir pretty badly but he is right in being apprehensive about going back to the home of the woman who kidnapped him and Nina.
    • Frijir also didn't make a good first impression, as when Ash tried to talk to him, Frijir immediately brushed him off so he could talk to Nina.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Anmitsuho, the two-headed mother of the light dragons in the crystal, shows up out of nowhere in the last chapter just to tell Nina the origins of her crystal and give her powder that allows Spyro to contact Ignitus in his dreams.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: At several points, the protagonists end up hanging out with Zonoya without any problem.
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  • Motive Decay: In the game, Malefor wanted to destroy the world because he believed it was the fate of the purple dragon to do so. In the comic, he decides he's want to conquer it instead.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: In the first chapter, Layla overhears Zonoya's plan and flies to alert Spyro and the others. But before she can say anything, Zonoya delivers a message crystal, informing the others of what she's done.
    • At one point, Flame goes to help Spyro fight Malefor but when he arrives, Nina taps into her light form and easily defeats Malefor.
  • Never My Fault: Cynder never owns up to slashing Zonoya's eye.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Layla has them
  • No Ending: The comic just stops, if anything. Spyro never makes peace with or comes to accept Zonoya and Frijir, Zonoya never completely reforms, the kids' love triangle isn't resolved, Zonoya and Rapture just get over their marital problems, Frijir never finds out anything about Malefor or why Spyro hates him, he and Ash never reconcile and the last few panels are snippets of the kids' lives, ending with a shot of them as adults.
  • No Romantic Resolution: Ash does confess his feelings to Nina but the two of them never talk about it again afterwards, Frijir doesn't confess his crush which Nina remains oblivious to and we're not even given a hint about the kids' relationship status when they're adults.
  • Only Sane Man: Most of the time, Flame and Ember come off as more rational than Spyro, like suggesting that Frijir nuzzling Nina isn't a big deal and Spyro's getting worked up over nothing. Also Rapture, who constantly points out the flaws in Zonoya's plans.
  • Overprotective Dad: Spyro is so concerned for Nina's safety that he makes Sparx keep a constant eye on her.
  • The Paranoiac: Spyro goes on and on about how being Malefor's son makes Frijir evil, even though Frijir never does anything evil at all.
  • Parental Neglect: Spyro, Cynder, Flame, Ember and Zonoya often leave the kids alone and unsupervised, leading to the kids fighting or ending up in danger.
  • Plot Hole: Oi vey...
    • It is shown that Malefor trained Cynder and Zonoya and corrupted Cynder, even though he'd been sealed away centuries before Cynder was hatched and that Cynder was corrupted by Gaul.
    • There's also the fact that Nina's a purple dragon, despite the fact that, in canon, purple dragons are only born every 10,000 years.
    • Frijir is treated as being near Nina and Ash's age. This is despite the fact that, in the span of time he was conceived and hatched, he should only be a couple months old at least. He shouldn't even be able to speak a single word let alone even being near Nina and Ash's weight and height.
    • Zonoya said she learned about Spyro's family killing Majefor from the birdons... Despite the fact that she was right there when it happened!
    • Frijir has the power to control people he scratches. So, when he ends up scratching Spyro, you'd think this would give him control over him, right? Nope! Somehow, doing this gives him control over Nina!
    • Somehow, despite the fact that they live virtually right next door to one another and their parents being really good friends with one another, somehow, Nina and Ash have never met until the comic started.
    • Despite not being in the Legend of Spyro trilogy, Flame and Ember act like they'd always been there.
    • Cynder tells Spyro at she and Zonoya found the crystal when they were kids but in the last chapter, Anmitsuho tells Nina that Cynder took it from their home when she was an adult.
  • Poke the Poodle: Some of Zonoya's 'evil' acts can come across as less than impressive. For example; when Nina wanted to play over at the women who attempted to murder her's house to play with her son, she doesn't take the opportunity to murder them again. Instead, she gets to relish in the fact that she got back at Spyro by *gasp* having their children have a playdate!
  • Recycled Premise: As one review pointed out, a greater part of the comic is literally just The Lion King 2 but with dragons.
  • Satellite Character: Flame and Ember exist just to be Ash's parents and to be Spyro and Cynder's friends.
    • Everything about Ash revolves around Nina: being her friend, crushing on her and fighting with Frijir for her affections. He's almost never seen doing anything by himself.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Layla the butterfly who serves as Sparx's girlfriend and nothing else.
    • Ash, who exists just to be Nina's friend, to moon over her and get jealous when Frijir enters the picture.
  • Thriving Ghost Town: No one else appears to live in the valley where the main characters live or the dragon village where they occasionally visit.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Cynder and Zonoya were best friends until Cynder was corrupted, slashed Zonoya's eye and drove her away.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After spending a greater part of the comic acting like an overly paranoid Jerkass, Spyro finally gets called out on his behavior probler by Ignitus, who notes just how incredibly Out of Character it is for him to be acting this way.
    • Heck, even Zonoya calls Spyro out on this!
    Zonoya: Whoever heard of a hero killing little children?


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