From the get-go, it’s clear creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond are desirous about rising and maturing “The Dragon Prince” because it will get nearer to the tip of its seven seasons order. The goofy humor that featured closely within the first few seasons is downplayed considerably, and at any time when we do get some juvenile humor, it genuinely feels impactful as a result of even the characters acknowledge how dire their scenario is and the way fleeting moments of pleasure are.
That is evident in Callum’s storyline, as his expertise utilizing darkish magic in season two continues to weigh closely on him as he grows extra highly effective. Because the story will get extra pressing and the stakes get even increased, the temptation to make use of darkish magic additionally turns into stronger in Callum, with “The Dragon Prince” exploring how alluring that darkness is in its fast impact, but in addition how massive a value it has.
In the meantime, Ezran continues to be the neatest man within the room regardless of his younger age, and seeing him not solely outsmart his opponents but in addition discuss with extra emotional intelligence is a spotlight of “The Dragon Prince.” Additionally it is by way of Ezran that we get the very best a part of the season: the pirate journey.
That is proper, Guide 5: Ocean is not only a very good title for the season, it’s the setting for an enormous chunk of it, as we go to a pirate city stuffed with cool new creatures and a brand new form of elf that appears straight out of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Lifeless Man’s Chest.” The cartoon compensates for an absence of grand-scale fights with a high-seas journey full with sea chanties, and an exhilarating naval battle.