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Sisters in Arms is the series premiere of Mysticons as well as the first episode in the season. The episode premiered August 28, 2017 on both Nickelodeon in the United States and YTV in Canada.

Content

Summary

In a mystical world, the ancient legendary Dragon Disk brings together four teenage girls and bestows upon them magical powers and weaponry.

Plot

After "appropriating" food from a merchant's warehouse to give to other street kids, Zarya Moonwolf and Piper Willowbrook are forced by a Dark Mage to retrieve the Dragon Disk from the Royal Tower in order to free their pet Choko.

Meanwhile Baron Dreadbane, the undead general of the Necrafa Skeleton Army launches an attack on the Royal Tower to also steal the Disk.

After a poor training session performance for the royal heirs, Prince Gawayne and Princess Arkayna Goodfey, Queen Goodfey shows them the Dragon Disk in an expository attempt to impress upon them the importance of their training. After Gawayne, who had constantly been "glyphing" on his magical "phone", left for a date with a cute pixie or harpy, the disk began to glow and vibrate. Leaving to assemble the Royal Astromancers, Zarya and Piper, disguised as royal guards, make off with the Disk.

At the same moment, Dreadbane and his skeleton army attack, turning King Darius and Queen Goodfey into statues made of bone, the latter Arkayna actually witnessed along with Emerald Goldenbraid and young Astromancer Malvaron. While trying to make their escape, the trio run into Zarya and Piper.

Spotting the Disk in Zarya's belt-pack, the princess attacks them thinking they are Dreadbane's minions. Scrambling for the dropped Disk, Arkayna, Zarya, Piper, and Emerald all touch it at the same time, fully awakening it and respectively are transformed into the second generation of Mysticons: Mysticon Dragon Mage, Mysticon Ranger, Mysticon Striker, and Mysticon Knight.

Once empowered, they push back the skeleton army and Dreadbane, who declares this is but the beginning of the Necrafa's attacks.

Immediately, Zarya and Piper dash away with the Disk as they still need to get Choko back. However, Dark Mage reneged on the deal, taking the Disk and ready to tie up loose ends by killing powered-down Zarya and Piper, but is thwarted by the arrival of the second Mysticons Dragon Mage and Knight, forcing Dark Mage to mystically teleport away. She later finds out that the Disk she had taken was but a mere copy.

After the return of the real Dragon Disk, an uneasy alliance between the girls is made as Malvaron explains that dark times are coming to Drake City which will affect everyone from the Royal Family to street kids, so the four need to set aside their differences and resolve to be The Mysticons to protect them all.

As a result of their parents being turned to solid bone statues, Gawayne is crowned acting King, which completely frustrates his stepsister Princess Arkayna.

Trivia

In the Episode

  • The show is set one thousand years later before the primary evil- the Spectral Hand- was supposedly exterminated by the original four Mysticons, who had perished young.
  • The present royal family of the world have been tasked with safeguarding the ancient and mighty Dragon Disk until the second generation of Mysticons was chosen. As such, it was kept inside the Royal Treasury, next to bone statues of the very first Mysticons as a reminder of their heroic deeds til the very end.

Outside the Episode

  • Not much is explained about the realm, but it appears to be what would result if magical fantasy realms developed into the 21st Century and growing into a Manhattan-like city complete with skyscrapers. There exists a level of fusion of technology and magic.
  • Modernistic wheeled vehicles fly while retro-looking trains speed along hanging from wires. "Glyphing" on yet-detailed devices takes the place of texting.
  • It is unexplained if Gemina is an an actual planet or an inter-dimensional, parallel world only accessible via portals.

Quotes

  • Queen Goodfey: "After the first Mysticons fell defeating Necrafa, the Disk became dormant."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Not this again."
  • Queen Goodfey: "Generations of our family guarded it, kept it safe from evil. For she who controls the Dragon Disk controls- This isn't a joke, Arkayna!! And Emerald, shame on you."
  • Emerald: "I'm sorry, Your Highness."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Mom, I was just playing around. I get it. We have to protect the Dragon Disk."
  • Queen Goodfey: "Will you? Because from what I saw, I'm not so sure."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Mom? What's happening?"
  • Queen Goodfey: "The Disk! It's activating! I must summon the Astromancers. They'll know what to do. Now do you understand the importance of all of this?"

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Thanks. I'm Princess Arkayna."
  • Malvaron: "I'm one of the ancient morons. Name's Malvaron."
  • Princess Arkayna: "What are you doing here!!?"
  • Zarya: "I don't have to tell you anything, Your Highness."
  • Princess Arkayna: "The Disk!! They're with Dreadbane!!"
  • Piper: "What's a Dreadbane?"
  • Emerald: "Good for nothing thieves!!"
  • Piper: "We're not thieves!!"
  • Princess Arkayna: "You coulda fooled me!!"

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"Arkayna Goodfey, you are Mysticon Dragon Mage
Zarya Moonwolf, you are Mysticon Ranger
Piper Willowbrook, you are Mysticon Striker
Emerald Goldenbraid, you are Mysticon Knight

  • Malavaron: "Now I feel under-dressed."
  • Dreadbane: "What's this? New Mysticons? I fought your fore-bearers in days of yore. So I think we can handle a couple of girls."
  • Zarya: "Days of yore'? Who speaks like that?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "Where's the Dragon Disk!?"
  • Dreadbane: "The Disk is mine."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Dragon Mage, Ranger, Striker and Knight. We're Mysticons. Whoa."
  • Zarya: "And we're out of here."

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  • Queen Goodfey: "Dreadbane!! You're alive!!"
  • Dreadbane: "Not so much alive as undead. Unlock the treasury."
  • King Darius: "You'll never get the Dragon Disk."
  • Queen Goodfey: "DARIUS, NOOO!!"
  • Dreadbane: "The Disk, Queen Goodfey."
  • Queen Goodfey: "Never!!"
  • Dreadbane: "Very well. Bring me the Princess."
  • Queen Goodfey: "NO!! KEEP HER OUT OF THIS!!"

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  • Princess Arkayna: "MOM!!"
  • Queen Goodfey: "Run, Arkayna!! RUN!!"
  • Princess Arkayna: "MOM!! No. NOOOO!!

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  • Princess Arkayna: "I'm sorry, Mom. I failed you."
  • Emerald: "There was nothing you could have done."
  • Princess Arkayna: "I could have trained harder. I could have been ready. I just wish I could find a way to bring them back, to find the Disk."
  • Malvaron: "There is."

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  • Zarya: "Look in the mirror lately, Princess? How'd you find us, anyway?"
  • Malvaron: "Tracking spell. Sorry. Wasn't ready to trust you quite yet."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Of course we don't trust them! These 'Mysticons' gave the Dragon Disk to that mage."
  • Piper: "We did it to save Choko."
  • Princess Arkayna: "You put the whole realm in jeopardy for- for a foz!!?"
  • Zarya: "For a friend. And the Mage didn't away with the Dragon Disk."

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  • Malavaron: "For some reason the Dragon Disk chose you to be Mysticons."
  • Zarya: "Fine!!"
  • Princess Arkayna: "Finer!!"
  • Piper: "Infinity!!"
  • Malvaron: "The realm is doomed."

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  • Gawayne: "Stepsister, did you hear the news? Since Mom and Dad got turned to bone, I get to be king. That's right. King."
  • Emerald: "Go ahead. Let it out."
  • Princess Arkayna: "NOOOOO!!"

First Appearance of Characters

Name Note
Piper Willowbrook Zarya's best childhood friend and fellow partner-in-crime. Chosen by the almighty Dragon Disk as the next Mysticon Striker, she is over-excited by her new powers and hero status.
Zarya Moonwolf Piper's closest childhood friend and "big sister" figure. She is chosen as the next Mysticon Ranger and later had used her newfound Mysticon magic to deceive the Shadow Mage in taking a copy of the Dragon Disk. She reluctantly agrees to work with Arkayna and Emerald as a team.
Choko Zarya and Piper's Foz companion. He was held captive by the Shadow Mage in exchange for the Dragon Disk.
Shadow Mage Forces Zarya and Piper to infiltrate the castle and steal the almighty Dragon Disk in return for Choko
Baron Dreadbane Had been Queen Necrafa's right-hand man and who now leads the Spectral Hand in her stead. He utilizes his evil magic to turn Goodfey and Darius into solid stone statues.
Queen Goodfey The fair and strong-willed ruler of the realm of Gemina, and mother to Arkayna. Some years prior to the show, her husband and king had died from unknown causes, where she had married Darius. She tries to make her daughter take her training seriously as future queen.
Princess Arkayna Princess of Gemina and leader of the next Mysticons as Dragon Mage.
King Darius Goodfey's second husband, Gawayne's father and Arkayna's stepfather. He is turned to solid stone by Dreadbane along with his wife.
Gawayne Arkayna's self-obsessed stepbrother and Goodfey's stepson.
Emerald Goldenbraid Dwarf girl who works as a griffin wrangler at the castle and Arkayna's best friend and companion. She is chosen by the Dragon Disk as the next Mysticon Knight.
Malvaron One of the low-level Astromancers, and "ancient morons" who helps Arkayna and Emerald in getting back the Dragon Disk via a tracking spell.

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