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"We are the warriors standing up at evil's door!
We are the ones who fight for the fate of the world!
We are the Mysticons!"

"When honor calls, we are one for all, and all for one
Remaining brave and strong until the battle's done!"

Mysticons is a female-oriented Canadian/American animated Fantasy/Magical Girl series that premiered on August 28, 2017 on Nickelodeon in the United States and YTV in Canada. Created by Sean Jara, the show is a collaborative production between Canada's Nelvana and the American Topps Company, with Playmates Toys taking care of the merchandising elements of the show.

One thousand years ago in the realm of Gemina, legendary warriors called the Mysticons were brought together by the mighty Dragon Disk and defeated the evil Queen Necrafa and her army of undead. In the present, Gemina has changed, becoming a Magitek world where modernized skyscrapers and futuristic technology mingle with magical beings and ancient sorcery. However, Necrafa's followers have survived and reorganized themselves as The Spectral Hand under the leadership of her general Baron Dreadbane, who launches an attack on the royal palace in Gemina's capital of Drake City in search of the Dragon Disk. In the chaos, the Dragon Disk reactivates for the first time in a millennium and creates the second generation of Mysticons from four teenage girls — the royal princess Arkayna Goodfey, a dwarf named Emerald Goldenbraid who works as a griffon handler for the royal family, an orphaned thief named Zarya Moonwolf who originally came to steal the Disk, and an elf named Piper Willowbrook who is Zarya's partner-in-crime.

With Arkayna's parents, the king and queen, having been turned to stone by Dreadbane, the four new Mysticons must undertake a quest to free them by acquiring the Codex, an arcane tome split in four pieces that requires the Dragon Disk to find and complete. These brave but young and inexperienced heroes will have to give everything they've got to achieve this goal, growing stronger as warriors all while fighting the Spectral Hand as Dreadbane and his followers seek to take the Codex and the Dragon Disk from the Mysticons in order to resurrect Queen Necrafa and unleash a new world order upon Gemina.

Mysticons ran for 40 episodes over two seasons, with the final episode airing on September 15, 2018. Despite its short time on the air, it was met with acclaim by critics, as well as many viewers, with some calling it Nelvana's best series since Detentionaire, up there with Franklin, Babar, and Redwall. Its popularity was enough to earn the show a comic book adaptation by Dark Horse Comics that was released in the summer of 2018, as well as a toyline and a few junior novel adaptations. There's also an official Youtube channel run by Nelvana.


  • Action Girl: All four Mysticons use their magic to battle the forces of evil, and other girls get in on the action as well, like Kitty Boon.
  • Adults Are Useless: Once the Queen and King are removed, the only adults with the power and knowledge to assist the Mysticons are their Astromancer "mentors," who constantly interfere, apart from assigning Malvaron as their solon— and they get worse the greater the threat becomes. What's more, the only Astromancers who even seem competent are usually the youngest in the ranks.
    • The kingdom's authorities don't even figure into the action. Besides the usual Police Are Useless, they're stuck with a king who's made of The Load.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: When the group visits Emerald's family in episode 6, the dwarf is extremely embarrassed, especially by her childhood nickname.
  • Ancient Artifact: The Dragon Disc, which is apparently sentient to a degree.
  • And the Adventure Continues: In the Season 2/Series finale, the Spectral Hand has been destroyed for good, along with the fragment of Necrafa's mask, and the Vexicons (save Eartha, who had a Heel–Face Turn) are imprisoned, but the narration makes it clear that the Mysticon's adventures are far from over, especially since Kymraw and Tazma are still out there. Presumably this will be brought up in the books and comics or a series revival
  • Animal Motif: Each of the Mysticons is associated with an animal, most of them mystical, and can unlock further abilities based off of the said animal.
    • Arkayna is the Dragon Mage.
    • Zarya Moonwolf is the Ranger, associated with the wolf, and is described as a lone wolf type.
    • Piper, being fiery and energetic, is associated with the Phoenix. She even wears a backpack with vaguely Phoenix-like wings attached to it.
    • Emerald, kind but dependable and fierce in battle, is associated with the Unicorn.
    • The Vexicons, being an Evil Knockoff of the Mysticons, have their own motifs and bracers.
  • Ankle Drag: Piper does this to an unconscious Emerald in "The Coronation" after Zarya permits her to do proceed with Face Doodling Mustache Vandalism.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: The mysticons live in a world where magic is normal, and they use powers given by an ancient artifact to defeat villains, including the Queen of the Undead. But when Piper returned to the normal timeline and told the others about going to another timeline using a coin that grants wishes, no one believed her.
  • Back from the Dead: Dreadbane's plan is apparently to bring Necrafa back somehow. He eventually succeeds, much to his regret.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • In Episode 7, Dreadbane gets the Dragon Disk.
    • In Episode 13, Dreadbane gets the Codex and brings Necrafa back to Gemina.
    • In Episode 20, Necrafa gets the spectral dragon egg
    • In Episode 25, Necrafa succeeds in obtaining the Spectral Dragon.
    • In Episode 27, Necrafa's mask recruits Proxima to be her successor.
    • In Episode 29, Proxima gets star fire ink and creates the vexicons.
  • Badass Biker: Kymrah
  • Badass Family: The Royal Family, with the exception of Gawayne.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In Episode 8, the Mysticons, sans Zarya, discover a cave where the third piece of the Codex is. However, it is missing, and Em notices a familiarity in the cut in the wall, making us believe that Dreadbane beat the Mysticons to it. However, when they arrive, they don't have it, and we see that a giant Cave Worm has eaten it. Its presence causes everyone to either take cover or run away.
    • In Episode 10, when Em and Zarya meet Auntie Yaga, Em tells her that her friend (Zarya) needs help.
      Auntie Yaga: Oooh, he does not look good. I think someone needs a cookie. *gives Choko a cookie*
      In Episode 33: When Proxima is disguised as Zarya Piper: We can see right through your act.... You got stage fright

  • Bar Brawl: Between the Mysticons and the Pink Skulls, with the Foz during Foz Season in Episode 12.
  • Big "NO!": In "The Coronation", Emerald screams this when she hears the concert will be cancelled because Gawayne was kidnapped.
    • Piper lets out a pretty long one after finding out that Necrafa was an elf.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In Episode 8, Zarya returns to the Mysticons, but Dreadbane gets away with the Codex Piece. However, they plan to go to the Astromancers and come up with a plan to get both back.
    • In Episode 38, While Mallory takes the mask, the girls all apologize to Proxima and Proxima does a Heel–Face Turn
    • In Episode 39, While Dreadbane sacrifices his life, the king and queen get revived and Queen Goodfey meets Zarya
  • Bound and Gagged: Though rarely gagged, the girls are bound very frequently by dark magic, as this is a favourite way to defeat and restrain them by Tazma, and later Necrafa.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 5 "An Eye for an Eye" counts as one for not including the search for the Codex or the enemy being any of the Villains.
    • "Scream of the Banshee" is a filler episode where Piper and Emerald are chastised by Zarya for singing karaoke while Necrafa is plotting against Arkayna. That episode's baddie is a gnome pop singer.
  • Brick Joke: During a training exercise in episode 17, Em falls on the couch due to Arkayna's attack, and Arkayna tells Emerald to let her know if she finds change. At the climax of the episode, Emerald ends up on the couch, and finds change.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor, poor Proxima. First she’s the Astromancers’ best hope in making those reckless Mysticons pay for their mistakes, then she’s a Living MacGuffin with a would-be sister who puts her through Body Horror and endangers the world to socialize with her, so that Proxima has to go into hiding offworld… no, she’s captured anyway… no, she was never anything but a Red Herring, including ever having had a sister. Then the poor girl might have just been possesed by the big bad
  • Cain and Abel: Malvaron's sister Tazma turns out to be the evil mage working with Dreadbane. Malvaron wasn't too surprised.
  • Catchphrase: "It's magic hour!"
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Early on Zarya uses a Magitek device to create a temporary copy of a key. She later uses it to create a fake Dragon Disc to trick the mage who wanted it.
    • Zarya gets hit by a spell of Malvaron's that appears to be friendly fire. It turns out to be a tracking spell.
    • In "Quest of the Vexed", Piper is looking at a portal-bags. It comes in handy in the episode "Twin Stars Unite", as they escape through one of the bags and appear at the other bag, as well as "Age of Dragons", when it's used to carry the dragon eggs.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The Mysticons, again. Arkayna is Green, Emerald is Pink, Piper is Red, and Zarya is Blue.
  • Combination Attack: in "Eye for an Eye", Arkayna suggests a pincer attack with the ranger using the high ground: "we'll ambush him. Zarya, we'll hit him from the ground. You hit him from the roof"
  • Common Tongue: It's even called by that name (not surprising, considering its relation to Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Gawayne complains the entire time the Mysticons are rescuing him.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: This is the case for most of the Mysticons: Piper and Zarya are street orphans, and Arkayna's parents are turned to bone in the first episode, effectively orphaning her. And even though Em's parents are both still alive, she doesn't live with them due to her palace job.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Auntie Yaga punishes Tazma for tricking her by teleporting her and Dreadbane into an area of the park with Love Potion esque pollen...
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Foz Who Saved Lotus Night" focuses on Team Pet Choko. When everyone—including the Mysticons—are turned into zombies on Lotus Night, leading to a Zombie Apocalypse, Choko fills in for the Mysticons to rescue the holiday.
  • Dem Bones: The primary antagonists are Dreadbane and his skeleton army.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Malvaron and Tazma's Auntie Yaga.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: From episode 9, The Forest of Doom, the Volcano of Doom, and the Sky of Doom. Many people must have died trying to even make the Dragon Disk.
  • Double-Meaning Title: Not the title, but Episode 11 is when Piper turns 110, which is basically 11 years old.
  • Downer Ending: In Episode 7, Zarya leaves the Mysticons because they don't trust her old friends, the Pink Skulls. When she joins them, she learns that they are after them for the Dragon Disk, having been paid by Dreadbane. Dreadbane gets the Disk, Zarya is officially cast out, and her relationship with Kitty Boon is damaged.
    • Episode 13, with the Mysticons losing the codex and Necrafa being brought back
    • Episode 29, with Proxima getting the star ink and having gone down the path of darkness
  • Dramatic Drop: Arkayna does this with Choko when learning that Zarya was once a sky pirate. Choko is obviously annoyed.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Although, as mentioned above, there are some lingering plot threads, in the end, the king and queen are revived and reunited with their children, the Spectral Hand is defeated and the mask fragment destroyed for good, Eartha makes a Heel–Face Turn, and Proxima gets promoted to head Astromancer. Though it is likely these all will continue in some form
  • Elves Versus Dwarves: Averted, Emerald and Piper get along fine. Same goes for Emerald's family. Her brothers like Piper the most when she joins in playing with them.
  • Energy Bow: The main weapon of the Mysticon Ranger.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: Attempted but defiled in Season 2; Proxima creates the Vexicons to be her surrogate family as well as her minions, but not only do they have zero respect or love for her, they prove to be more evil then she is willing to be.
  • Evil Knockoff: Inverted, the Mysticons manage to create a duplicate Dragon Disc.
    • After her Face–Heel Turn, Proxima creates ones of the Mysticons called the Vexicons.
  • Evil Will Fail: Necrafa, is ultimately defeated when Dreadbane has in his possession the Macguffin that can destroy her. Dreadbane is in love with Necrafa, but she despises him. When she can't even say that she loves him in a convincing manner, Dreadbane turns on her.
  • Evolving Credits: After Necrafa's death, the opening credits change to reveal her broken mask instead of her whole one.
  • Exact Words: It is shown in a flashback that Zarya gave a scared Piper her teddy bear Binky, telling her he would "keep her safe." After Zarya quits the Mysticons in "Lost and Found," Piper gives Binky to Malvaron when he goes looking for her and insists that he will keep Zarya safe. Malvaron, of course, assumes Piper's words to mean Binky is a security blanket, but as Zarya reveals, they mean Binky is a weapon.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In the third episode, when Gawayne bumps into a troll, the troll says "Capture the King!" in Orgish. Gawayne takes a moment to translate what he says, as his Orchish is rusty, before realizing they want to get him.
  • Facial Markings: All the Mysticons have a mask-like marking on their face in Mysticon form.
  • Family Theme Naming: Emerald's family members are all named after types of stones.
  • Family-Values Villain: In contrast with Necrafa, Proxima treats her Vexicons like a family, expecting them to care about each other and spend time together during Lotus Night. Makes sense, given her own story of lacking a family. When they leave Eartha behind at one point, she is furious, and orders them to go get her immediately.
  • Fantastic Racism: Golems and Dwarves apparently have a strong animosity toward each other, to the point the new there MIGHT be a golem nearby is enough to send an entire Dwarven village into their variant of Torches and Pitchforks. Even Em's otherwise nice parents clearly have a hard time not expressing hatred whenever talking about them.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Arkayna is the Mage, Emerald, as the Mysticon Knight, is the fighter, and Thief is divided between Piper and Zarya. Though in practice Malvaron fills the role of mage and Arkayna fights more like a Magic Knight.
  • Flipping the Bird: Piper makes an (unseen) "rude elven hand gesture" to Tazma.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling:
    • Gawayne and his step-sister Arkayna, respectively.
    • And, as we learn much later, Zarya and Arkayna.
  • The Game Come to Life: The card game version of Beastie Blasters at first seems to be like Yu-Gi-Oh!, with harmless illusions of monsters. Then Malvoron summons a monster from the game that handily blasts several specters to dust.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Necrafa, the enemy faced by the first Mysticons.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!/Hold Your Hippogriffs:
    • "Oh my goblin!" is often used by the main four. Eventually a mermaid says "Oh my goblinfish!".
    • As shown above: "You can't tell, but I'm making a rude elven hand gesture to you right now."
    • "What the dragon patties do you think you were doing up there?"
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Spectral Hand, an ancient evil responsible for the first Spectral Dragon, Necrafa (and by extension, Dreadbane and the organization that she named "The Spectral Hand" after it), Captain Kaos through a Deal with the Devil, and Proxima and the Vexicons through Necrafa's mask fragment, working to destroy the realm. In the series climax, Mallory at least partially undoes the lock on its can and releases it on Gemina to devour the souls of the residents of Drake City.
  • Group Hug: In episode 18,they give a group hug after helping Emerald getting ready for a date.
    • They also have one in the episode "The Last Dragon", after Arkayna and Zarya make up after the argument about what to do with stormy.
    • Also, in episode 8, the main four hug after realizing that Piper survived the Diamondback Cave Crawler and Zarya rejoins the team.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: In Behind The Scenes, with the voice actors playing around or messing up lines.
  • Henshin Hero: The Mysticons get a Transformation Sequence that changes them into their Mysticon outfits and grants them their powers.
  • Hextag For Laughs: Usually used with Gawayne's updates to Snapdragon.
  • I Have Your Wife: Tazma holds Choko hostage to try and get Zarya and Piper to steal the Dragon Disk for her.
  • Insistent Terminology: Piper dislikes being called a thief.
  • Interclass Friendship: Arkayna, a princess, and Em, her griffin wrangler, at the start of the series, adding on Zarya and Piper, members of the city's poorest class, later on.
  • It's Personal: After the Mysticons foil her attempt to obtain the Dragon Disk on Dreadbanes's behalf and free her hostage Gawayne, humiliating her in the process, Kymrah wants vengeance.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: A botched Codex revenge spell causes Zarya to start turning into a monstrous beast and attacking the targets of her grudges.
  • Kill It with Fire: How Piper gets rid of the Love's Breath pollen affecting Arkayna and Malvaron.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In Episode 10, after accidentally getting Arkayna and Malvaron with a Love Potion, she wonders how humans can be susceptible to almost everything before hearing tango music that comes out of nowhere:
    Piper: (upon hearing Tango Music) Does anyone else hear that music?
    • Also in Episode 17, when Em blows up the vex-away commercial.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Zarya turns out to be this for Piper, the latter barely managing to keep it together when the former leaves.
  • Love Potion: There's a flower whose pollen has this effect, though Piper is immune.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: The Mysticons are a Western take on the concept.
  • Magic Knight: All the Mysticons to some degree, technically. Emerald is the most literal, being the Mysticon Knight armed with a Cool Sword and Deflector Shields, as well as some Magitek gadgets. Arkayna is a more traditional version by using a Magic Staff for both range spells and melee combat.
  • Magic Staff: Arkayna's weapon as Mysticon Dragon Mage, and is usable as a close combat weapon and as a means of firing what appears to be green fireballs.
  • Magitek: A number of devices combining magic and science are seen.
  • Musical Gag: The Leitmotif for the sky pirates has a quick excerpt from the Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Baron Dreadbane has quite the evil name, and he's the main villain.
  • Never Say That Again: In episode 2 Emerald mentions a "family recipe" in front of Arkayna. Zarya points out family is a touchy subject due to the Princess's petrified parents.
    • Subverted: by the end of the episode, Emy's mother officially "adopts" her friends into the family.
    • Not to mention the fact that Zarya and Piper are both orphans.
  • Non-Indicative Name: On a team of Color-Coded Characters you'd normally expect the character named Emerald to be coded green rather than pink.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Queen believed Dreadbane to be dead. She was partially right...
    • The ending of "The Astromancer Job" reveals that Necrafa is apparently more alive than previously thought. She was banished to another dimension.
  • Not So Above It All: Kymrah has an obsession for Twinkly Mare at the mall, even badly singing along to its commercial.
    • Everyone in the show sings the jingle for the anger-containing device, no matter how much they hate it.
    • In Episode 11, The Mysticons, minus Piper, give shout-outs to themselves when telling how the Mysticons are more popular than Gawayne.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Malachite (Em's dad) and Queen Goodfey accept that their daughters are mysticons with relative ease. Subverted with Citrine (Em's mom) who is understandably concerned about her daughter's wellbeing as a mysticon.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: They're extremely small, for one thing.
  • Our Liches Are Different: Necrafa is referred to as a "lich-queen." Tazma also expresses surprise that Necrafa is still alive — a more traditional Dungeons & Dragons lich wouldn't be alive.
  • Pet Monstrosity: In Episode 11, Piper unknowingly adopts a Gumlump, an Interplaner Creature that feeds off of magic, and since Gemina is full of magic…
  • Plot Holes:
    • In episode 16, it shows the events of 11, with the girls in their civilian attire on the news - though no one outside the Pink Skulls and Mr. Goldenbraid knew their identities then.
    • In episode 38, It shows that Proxima knew Nova Terron at a young age, however, in 13, he didn't know who she was despite making an Early-Bird Cameo: earlier in the episode alongside him as well as the other Astromancers as well as in episode 9
  • Pooled Funds: Piper tries this in episode 1, only for it to work like it would in real life.
    • This also happens to Choko in a later episode.
  • Poor Communication Kills:
    • In Episode 7, If Zarya just told Kitty she was a Mysticon, she would not have taken the disk
    • In Episode 13, If Arkayna had told Nova Terron that she was the Princess, he might have let her revive her parents then destroy the codex so Dreadbane couldn’t revive Necrafa
  • Posthumous Character: Necrafa, though Dreadbane apparently hopes to resurrect her, and the original Mysticons.
  • Precursor Heroes: The original Mysticons, who defeated Necrafa.
  • Prophecy Twist: The realm was purged by the dragon's rage, but it wasn't Necrafa's Spectral Dragon doing the purging like she thought.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Dreadbane apparently fought the original Mysticons, who were alive generations ago.
  • Recycled In Space: The Mysticons are the Power Rangers, Winx Club, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles FROM CANADA!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: bonus points for Piper being red and Zarya being blue. Piper is hyper and Zarya is calm.
  • Retirony: Barnabus, a goblin mall cop, is on his last shift before retirement before Khymraw, then Dreadbane and Tazma show up.
  • Rewatch Bonus: In Episode 9, it is revealed that the Astromancers are scared to speak the name Necrafa. In Episode 2, Tazma has no problem saying it without fearing her deeds.
    • When we learn that Proxima isn't the twin, but Zarya is, the scene of her and Arkayna as babies makes a lot more sense, because the child Nova took looks more like Zarya than Proxima.
  • Royal Brat: Gawayne. If he has any redeeming qualities, we never seem to see them. (He does refer to the Mysticons as his "frenemies" in Scream of the Banshee, but does not treat them much better.)
    • In "Scepter," he finally reveals his misses his father and wishes he was a better king, and even stands up to the villains and destroys a weapon that was perfect for him to abuse. He's back to normal seconds later.
  • Running Gag: In Episode 12, it's Foz Season, so Foz start appearing randomly where the heroes and villains are. Every time they do something that annoys them, they go "I hate Foz Season!"
  • Science Fantasy: The series takes place in a High Fantasy world that doesn't have Medieval Stasis, resulting in Drake City, a skyscraper-filled metropolis with pixie hollows in cracks in the pavement by leaky fire hydrants, elves, dwarves, and more, Magitek mechs and flying cars and Griffins.
  • Semi-Divine: Malvaron and Tazma's Auntie Yaga is a powerful demigoddess.
  • Shout-Out: In Episode 3, when Arkayana receives a message saying she isn't invited to Gawayne's coronation, she leaves the room and destroys the door in a way similar to Kylo Ren's tantrums from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • In the second episode, Arkayna's "Unleash the Dragon!" scene looks similar to the Morphing Sequence of the Dino Charge Rangers.
    • From the Behind the Scenes Trailer, there is a place known as Mount Tyranus (mistaken as Tyrannosaurus Rex), which has a similar sound to the Sith Lord name of Count Dooku.
      • On a related Star Wars note, the Drake Undercity resembles the Coruscant Underworld.
    • One of the music beats in "The Coronation" has a similar sound to the song LoliStep from LoliRock.
    • The Mysticon Buckle is like the belts from the Kamen Rider Series.
    • In Episode 9, we have a Flashback scene showing the first Dragon Mage taking out Necrafa's army before pulling off a Heroic Sacrifice to kill her once and for all. The scene is similar to the beginning flashback scene of Power Rangers, only with Bane as a survivor.
    • In Episode 10, we have small centaurs whose spears can poison anyone. Sound familiar, Night at the Museum fans?
    • The Star of Gygax, to Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax.
    • In Episode 20, Piper tells Choko: "Be vewy, vewy quiet. We're hunting dwagons."
    • Auntie Yaga is based on Baba Yaga from Russian folklore, except she's Black and rides an RV rather than a chicken-legged hut.
    • Em's exclamation "By the Hammer of Harmon!" is a reference to Dan Harmon
    • The climax of "Eternal Starshine of the Mage's Mind" is one to the Battle of Wakanda from Avengers: Infinity War, where a fight to keep the enemies away while a dangerous object (the Mask of Necrafa for Proxima and the Mind Stone for Vision) has to be removed. Both end with the heroes overpowered and The Bad Guy Wins.
    • Eartha "finishing off" Mallory by destroying her hair is reminiscent of Emperor Grumm's defeat from Power Rangers S.P.D., complete with both of them taunting the hero to finish them off until their headgear is destroyed, followed by a Big "NO!".
    • The goodbye between Zarya and Kitty in "The Princess and the Pirate" is basically a replay of the carbon freezer scene in The Empire Strikes Back, with Kitty getting ready to go away for an unknown time, the Princess saying "I love you", and the pirate replying "I know."
  • Sky Pirate: Kitty Boon leads a group of sky pirates called the Pink Skulls. Zarya used to run with this particular group of pirates. There's also Captain Kaos, the sky pirate who kidnapped Zarya and Kitty from their village when they were young.
  • Solid Gold Poop: In Episode 8, when Arkayna finds a large crystal from a cave worm.
    Emerald: That's a casting.
    Piper: What's a casting?
    Emerald: Let's just say that if I were a Worm Wrangler, I would need a bigger shovel.
    Arkayna drops the casting in disgust and takes out hand sanitizer to wash her hands.
  • Something about a Rose: While under the influence of Love's Breath, Arkayna (and later, Tazma) pulls out a rose and holds it between her teeth.
  • Speak of the Devil: Even a thousand years after her defeat, the Astromancers do not say Necrafa's name lightly.
  • Super-Empowering: The Dragon Disc, which imbued the Mysticons with their powers.
  • Take That!: In promotions for the show, a poster was revealed, telling what Mysticons is and isn't, one of the latter being a cliche girls' show.
  • Taken for Granite:
    • Dreadbane turns the King and Queen to bone in episode 1.
    • He tries to do this again to Emerald's father after using Piper as a hostage to get him to lead him to a cache of a rare substance, but Emerald and the others save him.
    • He also does this to Arkayna in the alternate reality created by Piper, but the Mysticons save her.
  • Team Pet: Choko. Even though he's technically just Zarya's pet, all of the mysticons treat him as their pet as well.
  • This Cannot Be!: Both Dreadbane and the mysterious mage allied with him react this way to the new Mysticons.
  • Title, Please!: The episode titles are not shown onscreen.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Zarya and Piper. Zarya is the tomboy, while Piper is more of the girly girl.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The trailers spoil the King and Queen being turned to bone, and Dreadbane's plans to resurrect Necrafa.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Dreadbane doesn't really take the group seriously the first time they fight.
  • Unfortunate Name: In Episode 11, when Piper wants a pet for her 110th birthday, we are reminded of the pets she had before, and Zarya not only reminds her why she can't have a pet, but also tells why they all had their nicknames.
    Zarya: Remember Floatie the Goldfish?
    Piper: Yeah.
    Zarya: Remember why he was called Floatie the Goldfish?
    Piper: Yeah…
    Zarya: And what about Squashie the Fruit Fly? He lasted seconds! Seconds!
    Emerald: Before he could experience the succulent taste of fresh peach? The world is so cruel.
  • Unholy Matrimony: "The Astromancer Job" reveals that Dreadbane wasn't just Necrafa's Dragon, but her lover as well.
  • Villainous Legacy: While we don't know much about Necrafa at first, her remaining followers are what drives the main plot.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: Piper in Mysticon Kid after they nearly fell to their deaths. "That was awesome! Again-again-again-again!"
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The reason the Spectral Hand had the witch create the Spectral Dragon and try to wipe out the Dragons of Light was that it and the dragons were old enemies, ancient dragon elders having sealed it away, to begin with, and it knew that they could weaken it.
  • Wham Episode: In Episode 12, the Mysticons team up with Kitty and the Pink Skulls to infiltrate Dreadbane's lair. They complete the Codex by getting the blue piece, get the Dragon Disk back, and break a streak in a long line of defeats. Arkayna learns that Dreadbane plans to bring back Necrafa too, and Kitty now knows who the Mysticons are.
    • In Season 2's episode "Monster Hunt", the Mask of Necrafa glows on Proxima and her voice distorts to mix with hers, indicating she really is Not Quite Dead.
  • Wham Line: "Necrafa is alive!"
  • Wham Shot: At the end of Episode 6, we see Dreadbane making what appears to be a portal, presumably to bring back Queen Necrafa, and all he needs is the Dragon Disk. His reward is getting banished himself by her.


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Zarya and Piper

Zarya and Piper get captured by an evil woman.

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