Geekery: This Hilarious Hero’s Tale is Trope-tastic

One hero, one damsel in distress, and all the fantasy tropes in just 2.5 minutes.

We all know the story: random schlub sets out to rescue a princess from an evil monster and his/her henchmen with the help of some talented/magical companions. It’s a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme… something and the something. You are very lucky if you don’t have that blasted song stuck in your head now.

Anyway… this short ran in front of Thor Ragnarok in many Dutch theaters this past fall. It’s easy to see why. I’m not sure anyone has fit this many fantasy tropes into this short amount of time before, and managed to make it this charming. Take a look…

Beyond the story, I really dig the animation and character style. You can check out more animations from KLOMP! here.

What made you laugh the most?

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    I like it. 9/10, didn’t overstay its welcome.

  • Paul Reynes

    welp they did make it in 5 mins. hehehehe. it trashes every story trope and fantasy staples…. like the female armor. hehehehe

  • 😀 Loved it 😀

  • euansmith

    So…
    Fax a manifesto
    Pencil in a date
    Let me know when something gives
    I hope it’s not too late
    Cause I’m getting tired of waiting
    Tired of being afraid
    Joseph Campbell gave me hope and now I have been saved