The Dragon Prince
|Name:||The Dragon Prince|
|Creator:||Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond|
|Date(s):||September 14, 2018 – present|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
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The Dragon Prince is an animated series airing on Netflix.
- The series is set in a fantasy world where humans and elves are in conflict. Long ago, the humans used dark magic, and were driven off by the dragons and elves to one end of the continent. Now, after humans killed the dragon king and his egg, war is imminent. As forces gather, the elves attempt to assassinate the human king Harrow and his heir, the young prince Ezran. One among the elves, the young Rayla, along with Ezran and his older half-brother Callum, discover that the dragon king's egg wasn't in fact destroyed, but stolen. Together they undertake to return the egg to the dragons to prevent war. But the mage Viren, King Harrow's advisor, is intent on war. He seizes power after the king dies in the assassination attempt, and sends his children Claudia and Soren after the fugitives.
After it was announced that The Dragon Prince was being worked on by former Avatar: The Last Airbender writer Aaron Ehasz there was much interested by Avatar fandom on the new series.
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- Rayllum: Callum/Rayla
- Ruthari: Runaan/Ethari
- Janaya: Janai/Amaya
- Viravos: Viren/Aaravos
- Harrai: Harrow/Sarai
- Virrow: Harrow/Viren
- Laindrin: Lain/Tiadrin
- Varrai: Viren/Harrow/Sarai
- Sorcos: Marcos/Soren
- Grenmaya: Amaya/Gren
- Calren: Callum/Soren
- Sordia: Claudia/Soren
- Sorgren: Soren/Gren
Discussion & Controversies
The Dragon Prince's animation style drew criticism being both in 3D (some wanted a traditionally animated series in the stlye of Avatar: The Last Airbender) and being seen as choppy in some parts. It has been compared to RWBY, often unfavorably for both shows.
Aaron Ehasz Allegations
In late 2019, several women (at least three) came out with allegations that Aaron Ehasz had contributed to toxic and misogynistic working environments at both his former company of employment, Riot Games, as well as at Wonderstorm. Some fans of 'The Dragon Prince' stopped watching the show because of this. Ehasz has denied these allegations.
- a delicate arrangement by Jelly (2019): "[Or, the Arranged Marriage Rayllum Romantic Drama no one asked for]"
- in search of silver linings (we discovered gold) by wordswithdragons & spiritypowers (2020): "Rayla and Callum travel through Xadia, and maybe fall in love along the way. Post-s2, semi-fan season 3."
- They have no idea what happened by zuzartii
- Ugh, I love them. by charlestan
- hello everybody meet my new husband by fishnbacon
- A fierce boy! by crimson-chains
- Claudia = the best girl by zilv-3
- I really wanna see them grown up by letsmalicias
Meta & Fannish Commentary
Archives & Fannish Links
- Avatar: The Last Airbender Head Writer Accused of Misogynistic Behavior (November 2019) on CBR.com
- Aaron Ehasz statement - Twitter (via Nitter.net) (November 2019)