History Characters / CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers

25th Mar '17 9:38:26 PM SoapheadChurch
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--> ***Gi:*** The world would be different if it were in the hands of children, before hate and prejudice mess up their minds.

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--> ***Gi:*** -- '''Gi:''' The world would be different if it were in the hands of children, before hate and prejudice mess up their minds.
25th Mar '17 9:35:54 PM SoapheadChurch
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* TheDragAlong: Unlike his more eager comrades, he's much less enthusiastic about his mission to save the planet. He does care about the environment, but sometimes it just seems like too much work.

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* TheDragAlong: Unlike his more eager comrades, he's much less enthusiastic about his mission to save the planet. He does care about the environment, but sometimes it just seems like too much work. work with no payoff.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Although less so than the other Planeteers.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Although less so than the other Planeteers. He goes along without question for their first mission, but he complains the whole time.



* GreenAesop: Her issue of choice is protecting wildlife, particularly ocean animals.

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* GreenAesop: Her issue of choice is protecting wildlife, particularly ocean animals.wildlife and the oceans. She has a particular affinity for sea life, especially sharks and dolphins.



* JumpedAtTheCall: She's only too eager to make good on her promise to protect the oceans with her new powers.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: She's only too eager to make good on her promise to protect the oceans with her new powers. In the BadFuture where the group never meets up, she even tries to form her own group of Planeteers, but fails due to lack of interest.



* NatureVersusNurture: She gets into this debate with Zarm, Gi believing that children become evil by being taught, and Zarm believing that humanity is self-destructive by nature.



--> ***Gi:*** The world would be different if it were in the hands of children, before hate and prejudice mess up their minds.



* DramaPreservingHandicap: His weakness to pollution never really comes into play unless the episode needs to last a bit longer. Or is a two-parter.



* TheGoodCaptain: A textbook example. His EvilCounterpart Captain Pollution is an intentionally inversion.

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* TheGoodCaptain: A textbook example. His EvilCounterpart Captain Pollution is an intentionally intentional inversion.



* LargeHam
* NiceGuy: Incredibly nice, even to the villains. He also never resorts to direct violence, instead using his powers to foil the bad guys' plans and correct the ecological damage.

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* LargeHam
LargeHam: Holy crap, is he. Loud, over-the-top wisecracking, HurricaneOfPuns, a costume that's essentially a man-bikini with boots, a dark green mullet. Yeah.
* NiceGuy: Incredibly nice, even to the villains. He also never resorts to direct violence, instead using his powers to foil the bad guys' plans and correct the ecological damage. The exceptions, of course, are Captain Pollution and Zarm, who really don't give him much choice.



* SuperStrength: He can give [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents The Crimson Chin]], and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed]] some hefty competition.

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* SuperStrength: He can give [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents The Crimson Chin]], and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed]] some hefty competition.There's really nothing he's been shown to not be able to life, crush, or reshape with ease.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He seems to be more concerned with consuming as much as he can than he is with actually turning a profit. It's implied that he can get away with it because he's got an obscene amount of OldMoney in reserve.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He seems to be more concerned with consuming as much as he can than he is with actually turning a profit. It's implied that he can get away with it because he's got an obscene amount of OldMoney in reserve. reserve, but his final appearance has him living in a hovel with Rigger, suggesting that his luck finally ran out.



* GenerationXerox: He's very similar to his grandfather Don Porkaloin, and his son Junior is just like him. [[spoiler: Ironically, both end up reforming and becoming very different.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: A much more benevolent example than Plunder and Greedly. Sly's not evil, he's just short-sighted and lazy. [[spoiler: Once he realizes that he can actually turn a profit and make his life easier through environmentally friendly means, he's stops being a villain entirely.]]

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: A much more benevolent example than Plunder and Greedly. Sly's not evil, he's just short-sighted short-sighted, greedy, and lazy. [[spoiler: Once he realizes that he can actually turn a profit and make his life easier through environmentally friendly means, he's stops being a villain entirely.]]



* MasterOfIllusion

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* MasterOfIllusionMasterOfIllusion: He uses them for disguise. It makes him an even more effective manipulator than he already is.



* OurSpiritsAreDifferent
* PlagueMaster

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* OurSpiritsAreDifferent
OurSpiritsAreDifferent: He's an artifically created spirit, designed to be an EvilCounterpart to the more benevolent Captain Planet.
* PlagueMasterPlagueMaster: He can generate toxins and smog at will. Also nuclear radiation, but this is portrayed more as FrickinLaserBeams



* CruellaToAnimals
* EgomaniacHunter

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* CruellaToAnimals
CruellaToAnimals: They're not ''especially'' cruel as far as hunters go, but they do hunt endangered species doggedly without much regard for their long-term survival.
* EgomaniacHunterEgomaniacHunter: Unlike Plunder and Bleak, who hunt with a profit motive, the Slaughters do it just because they enjoy it.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Slaughter is bad enough on its own, but Stalker Slaughter? No thanks.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Slaughter is bad enough on its own, but Stalker Slaughter? No thanks. Even Mame sounds like "Maim".



* CargoShip: Dr. Blight treats [=MAL=] like he's her boyfriend, in what is an unhealthy combination of admiraiton for his super-intellegence and InLoveWithYourCarnage. [=MAL=] doesn't quite reciprocate, because, well...he's a computer.



* DeadpanSnarker: [=MAL=] constantly, and Rigger whenever he thinks he can get away with it.



* HypercompetentSidekick [=MAL=] is more competent as a villain than all of the Eco-Villains and their sidekicks put together. He's always the brains behind the operation when he's involved. His only flaw is that he's loyal to Dr. Blight, and will follow her orders even against his better judgment. Also, Argos Bleak is far more effective in his own episode than he is when working for Looten Plunder.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Dr. Blight's computer assistant is named [=MAL=] which is French for "Evil".

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* LegacyOfService: Rigger works for Greedly because his grandfather, a real estate developer, made a deal with Greedly's grandfather, Godfather {{Expy}} Don Porkaloin, that his family would serve the Don's family for three generations in exchange for the Don's (less-than-legal) help in securing some permits to build on the beach.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Dr. Blight's computer assistant is named [=MAL=] which is French for "Evil". Also Argos Bleak, "argos" being a near synonym for "bleak" in Greek.
23rd Mar '17 9:25:22 PM SoapheadChurch
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower/WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]]. "Heart" seems like a stupid power when compared to the ability to create earthquakes and fires at will. However, Heart is actually potentially the most powerful of all of the elemental powers. It grants the user the total power to influence anyone and anything, including animals, people, and even the ''cells inside a human body''. Its telepathic abilities have no defined limits, meaning that Ma-Ti can communicate with anyone and everyone on the planet if he wanted to. There's also the fact that, while the absence of one of the other rings will make Captain Planet lose some of his powers, without the Heart ring, Captain Planet cannot be formed at all.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower/WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: HeartIsAnAwesomePower -> WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]]. "Heart" seems like a stupid power when compared to the ability to create earthquakes and fires at will. However, Heart is actually potentially the most powerful of all of the elemental powers. It grants the user the total power to influence anyone and anything, including animals, people, and even the ''cells inside a human body''. Its telepathic abilities have no defined limits, meaning that Ma-Ti can communicate with anyone and everyone on the planet if he wanted to. There's also the fact that, while the absence of one of the other rings will make Captain Planet lose some of his powers, without the Heart ring, Captain Planet cannot be formed at all.
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* TheChick: She takes much more of a passive role than Linka does, and acts

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* TheChick: She takes much more of a passive role than Linka does, and acts as a calming influence on the other planeteers.
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* ClingyJealousGirl: She claims not to be interest in Wheeler, but shows obvious jealousy when he shows interest

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* ClingyJealousGirl: She claims not to be interest in Wheeler, but shows obvious jealousy when he shows interest in any other girl.
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* SelectiveMagnetism
* StandardizedLeader:

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* SelectiveMagnetism
SelectiveMagnetism: One of his powers is to create magnets that only attract what needs to be magnetized.
* StandardizedLeader: Poor Kwame doesn't have nearly as much personality as his teammates, and gets less CharacterDevelopment overall. There are some episodes where he doesn't even speak except to play his part in calling out Captain Planet, and sometimes his scenes consist entirely of StockFootage.



* ButtMonkey

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* ButtMonkeyButtMonkey: Disrespected by the villains, constantly butting heads with his teammates; Wheeler gets it rough. He takes it all in stride for the most part, but even he has his limits.



* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Technically, at the beginning of the episodes "Wheeler's Ark" and "Bug Off", he said things that ''Gaia'' later repeated using different words. The former was about letting wild animals live in the wild, the latter advising Linka to stay on Hope Island when she had a cold, instead of spreading the bug around. Yet, the others never gave him any credit for it, even though they should have.
** Inverted in "Hollywaste", where he turned out to be RightForTheWrongReasons, with the others (most notably Linka) being totally wrong.
* ConflictBall

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Technically, at the beginning of the episodes "Wheeler's Ark" and "Bug Off", he said things that ''Gaia'' later repeated using different words. The former was about letting wild animals live in the wild, the latter advising Linka to stay on Hope Island when she had a cold, instead of spreading the bug around. Yet, the others never gave him any credit for it, even though they should have.
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have. Inverted in "Hollywaste", where he turned out to be RightForTheWrongReasons, with the others (most notably Linka) being totally wrong.
* ConflictBallConflictBall: Almost all internal dissent comes from Wheeler, to the extent that when ''anybody else'' has a beef with the group, it's a big deal.



* DistressedDude
* TheDragAlong
* {{Eagleland}}er: Has elements of both Type 1 and Type 2.

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* DistressedDude
DistressedDude: If Linka's not the one captured or put in peril, then it's most likely going to be Wheeler.
* TheDragAlong
TheDragAlong: Unlike his more eager comrades, he's much less enthusiastic about his mission to save the planet. He does care about the environment, but sometimes it just seems like too much work.
* {{Eagleland}}er: Has elements of both Type 1 and Type 2.



* GreenAesop: ... yes, really. His issue of choice is urban sprawl and population issues.

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* GreenAesop: ... yes, really. His issue of choice is urban sprawl and population issues. His character is meant to represent pollution that comes about through carelessness rather than greed or malice.



* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: His ring is definitely the best option in a straight up fight, but its virtually useless for anything other than setting stuff on fire.



* SensualSlavs:
* SheCleansUpNicely: She's

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* SensualSlavs:
SensualSlavs: A G-rated version. It's a hit with men in-universe, but especially with Wheeler.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She's hardly plain to begin with, but in a fancy dress? [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/captainplanet/images/5/5a/173.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120810214404 See for yourself.]]



* GottaGetYourHeadTogether
* GreenAesop: Unlike the others, Ma-Ti doesn't have an issue that he's particularly devoted to. However, he is particularly sensitive to the problems facing the Amazon Rainforest, from which he hails.
* TheHeart

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* GottaGetYourHeadTogether
GottaGetYourHeadTogether: If his power of Heart is being overwhelmed, he'll clutch his head. Makes sense, considering that "Heart" is essentially "Mind" or "Soul."
* GreenAesop: Unlike the others, Ma-Ti doesn't have an His issue that he's particularly devoted to. However, of choice is conflict over land and resources. Sometimes this verges into tackling racial and national prejudice.
* TheHeart: Naturally. Being the kindest and most level-headed of the group is why
he is particularly sensitive to given the problems facing power of heart in the Amazon Rainforest, from which he hails.
* TheHeart
first place



* JumpedAtTheCall

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* JumpedAtTheCallJumpedAtTheCall: He takes absolutely no convincing to become a planeteer. He even understands his power immediately without Gaia needing to explain.



* KidAppealCharacter: Ma-Ti technically justified this. His purpose is to demonstrate to the target audience that yes, they too can make a difference in the environment.

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* KidAppealCharacter: Ma-Ti technically justified this. His purpose is to demonstrate to the target audience that yes, they too kids can also make a difference in the environment.



* AllYourColorsCombined

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* AllYourColorsCombinedAllYourColorsCombined: He has all of the colors of the planeteers elements reflected in his design: Earth is his green hair, Fire is his red clothes, Wind and Water are his blue-white skin, and Heart is his yellow chest piece.



* BoisterousBruiser

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* BoisterousBruiserBoisterousBruiser: Take Spiderman's wisecracking and make it more hammy and bombastic and you'll have Captain Planet.
* CaptainSuperhero: Provides the trope image.



* ChromeChampion

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* ChromeChampionChromeChampion: His skin is entirely a shining, metallic blue.



* EternalHero
* FlyingBrick
* TheGoodCaptain

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* EternalHero
EternalHero: Captain Planet has existed and will continue to exist as long as the planet has a will to protect itself.
* FlyingBrick
FlyingBrick: Even without his elemental powers, he's still super strong and NighInvulnerable. However, he can't fly unless he has Linka's wind power.
* TheGoodCaptainTheGoodCaptain: A textbook example. His EvilCounterpart Captain Pollution is an intentionally inversion.



* GreenAesop
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower

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* GreenAesop
GreenAesop: A walking, talking one. Though, unlike the planeteers, his comes off as more of a SpaceWhaleAesop: don't harm the planet or it'll break its foot off in your ass.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePowerHeartIsAnAwesomePower: He puts all of the planeteers to better use than any of them can individually, including Ma-Ti and Gi's.



* IncomingHam

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* IncomingHamIncomingHam: Announces his presence with a hearty "By your powers combined, I AM CAPTAIN PLANET!" He only gets less subtle from there.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: Incredibly nice, even to the villains. He also never resorts to direct violence, instead using his powers to foil the bad guys' plans and correct the ecological damage.



* OurSpiritsAreDifferent

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* OurSpiritsAreDifferentOurSpiritsAreDifferent: This spirit of the earth also happens to be a hammy CaptainSuperhero.



* PungeonMaster

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* PungeonMasterPungeonMaster: Every single word out of his mouth is some sort of pun, except when giving exposition or [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the stakes are high enough.]]



* SelectiveMagnetism

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* SelectiveMagnetismSelectiveMagnetism: He inherits this from Kwame, only with much more power behind it.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: The captain was not happy when Verminous Skumm turned innocent kids [[TheCorruption into mindless, drug addled zombies]] that would obey Skumm's every command if it meant they could keep poisoning themselves with bliss. [[PungeonMaster Captain Planet]] [[PluckyComicRelief was not only uncharacteristically angry]] he only cracked two jokes [[PreAsskickingOneliner and even they were used without irony]].

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: The captain was not happy when Verminous Skumm turned innocent kids [[TheCorruption into mindless, drug addled zombies]] that would obey Skumm's every command if it meant they could keep poisoning themselves with bliss.Bliss. [[PungeonMaster Captain Planet]] [[PluckyComicRelief was not only uncharacteristically angry]] he only cracked two jokes [[PreAsskickingOneliner and even they were used without irony]].



* UpUpAndAway

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* UpUpAndAwayUpUpAndAway: He flies in the traditional pose. He doesn't need to, but does it anyway because he's a showoff.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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* CorruptCorporateExecutiveCorruptCorporateExecutive: He seems to be more concerned with consuming as much as he can than he is with actually turning a profit. It's implied that he can get away with it because he's got an obscene amount of OldMoney in reserve.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoneyScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He does a whole bunch of things that are not only unethical, but blatantly illegal. He doesn't care because, hey, he's rich.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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* CorruptCorporateExecutiveCorruptCorporateExecutive: A much more benevolent example than Plunder and Greedly. Sly's not evil, he's just short-sighted and lazy. [[spoiler: Once he realizes that he can actually turn a profit and make his life easier through environmentally friendly means, he's stops being a villain entirely.]]



* CardCarryingVillain

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* CardCarryingVillainCardCarryingVillain: He revels in the fact that he's evil, mostly because he's also a huge misanthrope.



* TheDarkChick

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* TheDarkChickTheDarkChick: The only female amongst the villains, and generally more subtle in her machinations than the others.



* MsFanservice

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* MsFanserviceMsFanservice: The skintight clothing and the sultry, seductive voice are the closest this show ever gets to fanservice.



* NerdsAreSexy

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* NerdsAreSexyNerdsAreSexy: This one certainly is.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoneyScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She's arguably even more successful at bankrolling her brand of evil than Plunder and Greedly are.



* SkunkStripe

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* SkunkStripeSkunkStripe: Has a very pronounced streak of white on the left side of her hair. Particularly jarring because she's blonde otherwise.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of war and hatred.
** While not touched on in depth, Zarm was most likely representative of nature as uncaring and driven by competition. It's not a stretch to imagine how a nature spirit that once simply represented survival of the fittest could become a spirit of conquest and subjugation. It makes even more sense if both Gaia and he were affected by the emergence of sentient creatures (humans) and also became more sentient and aware (what with them being a representation of nature and humans being a part of nature). Gaia most likely took on human traits that she had the most affinity with (compassion, understanding, love) while Zarm had a greater affinity with mankind's more negative aspects (callousness, ambition, and hate).

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of war and hatred.
**
hatred. While not touched on in depth, Zarm was most likely representative of nature as uncaring and driven by competition. It's not a stretch to imagine how a nature spirit that once simply represented survival of the fittest could become a spirit of conquest and subjugation. It makes even more sense if both Gaia and he were affected by the emergence of sentient creatures (humans) and also became more sentient and aware (what with them being a representation of nature and humans being a part of nature). Gaia most likely took on human traits that she had the most affinity with (compassion, understanding, love) while Zarm had a greater affinity with mankind's more negative aspects (callousness, ambition, and hate).



* CardCarryingVillain
* CompellingVoice

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* CardCarryingVillain
CardCarryingVillain: He makes no bones about the fact that he's a spirit of destruction and domination.
* CompellingVoiceCompellingVoice: It's incredibly effective; the only person it doesn't work on is Ma-Ti.



* DivideAndConquer

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* DivideAndConquerDivideAndConquer: His modus operandi: play on people's ignorance to turn them against each other, or else manipulate their hearts to stoke hatred and strife.



* OurSpiritsAreDifferent
* PhysicalGod
* PowerOfHate

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* OurSpiritsAreDifferent
OurSpiritsAreDifferent: In his case, he's the closest thing this world has to the Devil.
* PhysicalGod
PhysicalGod: Much like Gaia. Unlike Gaia, he's a GodOfEvil.
* PowerOfHatePowerOfHate: Weaponized. Zarm doesn't need to directly fight most of the time; he's just that good at getting people to hate each other.



* SocialDarwinist

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* SocialDarwinistSocialDarwinist: His might makes right philosophy would be a textbook example of this, but for his nasty habit of making both sides of the conflict destroy each other.



* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: After his first appearance.]]
* CardCarryingVillain

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* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: After BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:After his first appearance.]]
* CardCarryingVillainCardCarryingVillain: He's a living incarnation of MotiveDecay: while the other villains usually have some sort of ulterior motive for damaging the environment, Captain Pollution just wants to pollute for its own sake.



* FauxAffablyEvil
* FlyingBrick
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: After his second defeat, which makes him the first and only Captain Planet villain to actually die in the series.]]

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* FauxAffablyEvil
FauxAffablyEvil: He has all of Captain Planet's hammy charm, but none of his positive qualities.
* FlyingBrick
FlyingBrick: The one power he shares with Captain Planet.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: After KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:After his second defeat, which makes him the first and only Captain Planet villain to actually die in the series.]]



* WalkingWasteland

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* WalkingWastelandWalkingWasteland: Anything he touches is instantly polluted.



* EvilPoacher
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast

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* EvilPoacher
EvilPoacher: They go above and beyond the call of duty, apparently hunting endangered animals just because they're endangered.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFastNamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Slaughter is bad enough on its own, but Stalker Slaughter? No thanks.
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]]. WordOfGod says she is based off of a Malaysian environmental lawyer. Supposedly, she's supposed to represent all of East Asia, like Wheeler represents all of North America an d

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]]. WordOfGod says she is based off of a Malaysian environmental lawyer. Supposedly, she's supposed to represent all of East Asia, like Wheeler represents all of North America an dAmerica, Kwame represents all of Africa, etc.
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* GreenAesop

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* GreenAesopGreenAesop: His issue of choice is deforestation and the plundering of nonrenewable natural resources.



* CommanderContrarian

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* CommanderContrarianCommanderContrarian: His role in the series is to disagree with is more ecologically sensitive friends. Usually it's to prove that certain "common sense" impressions of environmental problems are actually wrong.



* GreenAesop: ... yes, really.

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* GreenAesop: ... yes, really. His issue of choice is urban sprawl and population issues.



* TheBigGirl: A rare class 5 example.

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* TheBigGirl: A rare class 5 example.She's only slightly shorter than Wheeler, who is only slightly shorter than Kwame.



* ClingyJealousGirl
* ChummyCommies
* DamselInDistress
* DefrostingIceQueen

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* ClingyJealousGirl
ClingyJealousGirl: She claims not to be interest in Wheeler, but shows obvious jealousy when he shows interest
* ChummyCommies
ChummyCommies: She's from the Soviet Union, but gets along just fine with Wheeler and her other comrades. Downplayed in that she treats Wheeler with some coldness when they first meet because he's an American, but this doesn't last long.
* DamselInDistress
DamselInDistress: Chances are good that if someone's getting captured by the villain, it's her.
* DefrostingIceQueenDefrostingIceQueen: She starts off particularly icy towards Wheeler, but she gradually warms up to him.



* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Created during the brief rapprochement between Russia and the United States, Linka is one of the precious few unambiguously heroic Russian characters in American media. The evidence suggests she's not actually Russian, or at least her family isn't; she was a Soviet citizen, though. Before the Soviet Union fell, the opening would say "Linka from the Soviet Union", and then after it fell the writers changed it to say "Eastern Europe". The episodes before then weren't changed, and the first episode has her saying to Wheeler, when he mentions that he loves her accent and asks her if she's Russian, she replies "SO-VI-YET!" as close to his face as possible to make it clear. "Please... go avay".
** Although [[WordOfGod Barbara Pyle]] mentioned that she was indeed Russian.
* GreenAesop
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Created during the brief rapprochement between Russia and the United States, Linka is one of the precious few unambiguously heroic Russian characters in American media. The evidence suggests she's not actually Russian, or at least her family isn't; she was a Soviet citizen, though. Before the Soviet Union fell, the opening would say "Linka from the Soviet Union", and then after it fell the writers changed it to say "Eastern Europe". The episodes before then weren't changed, and the first episode has her saying to Wheeler, when he mentions that he loves her accent and asks her if she's Russian, she replies "SO-VI-YET!" as close to his face as possible to make it clear. "Please... go avay".
**
avay". Although [[WordOfGod Barbara Pyle]] mentioned that she was indeed Russian.
* GreenAesop
GreenAesop: Her issue of choice is human casualties of environmental degradation. This includes thing such as war, drugs, and disease. It's hardly surprising that Linka-focused episodes tend to be the darkest in the series.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGoldHairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's a little on the unfriendly side, but she's undoubtedly a good person.



* PluckyGirl
* SensualSlavs
* SheCleansUpNicely

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* PluckyGirl
PluckyGirl: She's had a difficult life, but you could never tell just by looking at her.
* SensualSlavs
SensualSlavs:
* SheCleansUpNicelySheCleansUpNicely: She's



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]].
** WordOfGod says she is based off of a Malaysian environmental lawyer.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]]. \n** WordOfGod says she is based off of a Malaysian environmental lawyer.lawyer. Supposedly, she's supposed to represent all of East Asia, like Wheeler represents all of North America an d



* BrainyBrunette
* TheChick
* CoolBigSis

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* BrainyBrunette
BrainyBrunette: She's highly knowledgeable about marine biology, and she pretty good with machines. Compare Linka who, while not stupid by any means, is far less cerebral.
* TheChick
TheChick: She takes much more of a passive role than Linka does, and acts
* CoolBigSisCoolBigSis: To Ma-Ti, to whom she acts as sort of a mentor.



* GreenAesop

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* GreenAesopGreenAesop: Her issue of choice is protecting wildlife, particularly ocean animals.



* JumpedAtTheCall
* MakingASplash
* PluckyGirl

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* JumpedAtTheCall
JumpedAtTheCall: She's only too eager to make good on her promise to protect the oceans with her new powers.
* MakingASplash
MakingASplash: Comes complete with...
** ElementalBaggage: Her ring can only manipulate water sources, so if she's not near a lake or the ocean, she can't use her powers.
* PluckyGirlPluckyGirl: Very high-spirited, even for this group.



* TheSmartGirl

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* TheSmartGirlTheSmartGirl: The designated technician of the group, and the one with the most scientific knowledge of the group.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: While Ma-Ti has this reputation amongst the fanbase, in-universe, Gi's power is the most often rendered useless due to her ElementalBaggage.



* GreenAesop

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* GreenAesopGreenAesop: Unlike the others, Ma-Ti doesn't have an issue that he's particularly devoted to. However, he is particularly sensitive to the problems facing the Amazon Rainforest, from which he hails.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower/WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower/WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]].
Codifier]]. "Heart" seems like a stupid power when compared to the ability to create earthquakes and fires at will. However, Heart is actually potentially the most powerful of all of the elemental powers. It grants the user the total power to influence anyone and anything, including animals, people, and even the ''cells inside a human body''. Its telepathic abilities have no defined limits, meaning that Ma-Ti can communicate with anyone and everyone on the planet if he wanted to. There's also the fact that, while the absence of one of the other rings will make Captain Planet lose some of his powers, without the Heart ring, Captain Planet cannot be formed at all.
* HeroicSelfDeprecationHeroicSelfDeprecation: He takes a dim view of his role on the team, and makes this known to others.



* KidAppealCharacter: Ma-Ti technically justified this.

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* KidAppealCharacter: Ma-Ti technically justified this. His purpose is to demonstrate to the target audience that yes, they too can make a difference in the environment.



* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling
* NiceGuy

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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling
MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: As part of his Heart power, he can sense when he and his friends are in danger or something important is happening.
* NiceGuyNiceGuy: The nicest of them all, in fact.
22nd Mar '17 11:26:43 PM MrTree1776
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* CaptiveDate: [[spoiler: Becomes this to Hoggish Greedly Junior in one episode.]]

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* CaptiveDate: [[spoiler: Becomes this to Hoggish Greedly Junior in one episode.]]"Smog Hog". However HGJ has an asthma attack and she saves him out of pity.
17th Mar '17 9:20:21 PM ElSquibbonator
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A 17-year-old street-wise smart alec from North America, Wheeler probably knows the least about pertaining to the environment but his heart is always in the right place and he definitely has the most street smarts. While he has been known to flirt with other women, he developed feelings for Linka. Wheeler's ring was the element of fire, used to create tiny bolts of lightning or create and direct small fires.

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A 17-year-old street-wise smart alec from North America, America ([[BigApplesauce New York]] to be exact), Wheeler probably knows the least about pertaining to the environment but his heart is always in the right place and he definitely has the most street smarts. While he has been known to flirt with other women, he developed feelings for Linka. Wheeler's ring was the element of fire, used to create tiny bolts of lightning or create and direct small fires.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]]. Note that, while both Japan and Korea have very homogenous populations, [[UsefulNotesKoreansInJapan some crossover really does exist]].

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese (in which Creator/JaniceKawaye ''is'' fluent), has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually [[http://www.meaning-of-names.com/korean-names/gi.asp Korean]]. Note that, while both Japan and Korea have very homogenous populations, [[UsefulNotesKoreansInJapan some crossover really does exist]].
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