- Older Than They Think: Throw in some Parental Abandonment and you have an updated version of the Japanese Tatsu no ko Taro (Taro the Dragon Boy) legend.
- So Okay, It's Average: Most viewers were expecting more than what they got from the movie, but over all it wasn't disappointing, not particularly memorable though.
- What an Idiot!: Troy doesn't see anything wrong with bullying Duncan, even after he discovers his powerful abilities.
- The Woobie: Duncan.
YMMV / Firebreather