History Characters / JohnCarter

11th Feb '18 6:31:40 AM ThallianGold
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* AdaptationalWimp: Thoris is significantly less political in the movie. It may not sound like much, but she was the original inspiration for [[StarWars Princess Leia]], and the book makes it clear that for all her attraction to Carter, she was not above manipulating him for the greater good of Barsoom.
28th Jan '18 7:37:09 PM Termin8r
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: The movie is essentially a LeaningOnTheFourth wall of Edgar becoming inspired as to writing stories based on John Carter's adventures on Mars.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: The movie is essentially a LeaningOnTheFourth wall LeaningOnTheFourthWall of Edgar becoming inspired as to writing stories based on John Carter's adventures on Mars.
28th Jan '18 7:36:32 PM Termin8r
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter

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* HistoricalDomainCharacterHistoricalDomainCharacter: In Real Life, Edgar Rice Burroughs was the author of the ''Literature/{{Barsoom}}'' series, which the film is based on.



* YoungFutureFamousPeople

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople
YoungFutureFamousPeople: The movie is essentially a LeaningOnTheFourth wall of Edgar becoming inspired as to writing stories based on John Carter's adventures on Mars.
26th Jan '18 2:57:38 PM nombretomado
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->'''Played By''': MarkStrong

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->'''Played By''': MarkStrong
Creator/MarkStrong
5th Nov '17 10:51:26 AM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: A Thark female would be expected to be this, and Sola is rarely seen without her weapons, but her personality is such that she only fights when necessary.



* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Played with. She clearly believes in the Thark ideals of courage and honor, but can't deal with her people's brutality.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Played with. Sola is rarely seen without her weapons, but her personality is such that she only fights when necessary. She clearly believes in the Thark ideals of courage and honor, but can't deal with her people's brutality.



* ActionGirl: Dejah is capable of handling her own in a fight. Even better than Carter at times. Lampshaded by John Carter after their first meeting.
-->'''John''': Maybe I ought to get behind you.
-->'''Dejah''': You let me know when it gets dangerous.



* BadassPrincess: She's a princess who can handle her own in a fight is far from a damsel in distress.




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* WarriorPrincess: Due to being a ProudWarriorRaceGuy and a {{princess}} she can handle her own in a fight is far from a damsel in distress. Lampshaded by John Carter after their first meeting.
-->'''John''': Maybe I ought to get behind you.
-->'''Dejah''': You let me know when it gets dangerous.
2nd Nov '17 10:40:50 PM Termin8r
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Book!Carter is a very straight-up heroic type. Movie!Carter starts out embittered after the Civil War and not wanting much to do with anyone, until he finds his inner hero on Mars.
* TheAgeless: After returning from Barsoom.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Book!Carter Book Carter is a very straight-up heroic type. Movie!Carter Movie Carter starts out embittered after the Civil War and the loss of his family. For a good portion of the movie, all he wants is to get back home, not wanting much anything to do with anyone, until he finds the war, before finding his inner hero on Mars.
* TheAgeless: After returning from Barsoom.Barsoom, John appears to have stopped aging after ten years.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: If John sees someone is in serious danger he ''will'' intervene on their behalf, he just can't help himself.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: If John sees someone is in serious danger he ''will'' intervene on their behalf, he behalf. He just can't help himself.himself.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His wife and child were tragically lost in a house fire.



* DualWielding
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: On Earth, a normal, if skilled, cavalry soldier. On Mars, a OneManArmy.

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* DualWielding
DualWielding: Most scenes depict him wielding two swords in battle.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: On Earth, John is a completely normal, if not skilled, cavalry soldier. soldier on Earth. On Mars, he's a OneManArmy.



** The original books were written at the very beginning of the 20th century, when no one really knew what operating in low gravity would be like, but Burroughs did amp it up quite a bit...

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** The However, the original books were written at the very beginning of the 20th century, when no one really knew what operating in low gravity would be like, but so it's excusable for Burroughs did to amp it up quite a bit...bit...
* TookALevelInKindness: The bonds he forms with the Tarks as well as his relationship with Dejah, help John become a more noble and heroic man by the end of the movie.



-->'''John''': Maybe I should get behind you...
-->'''Dejah''':
* AdaptationalBadass:
* ArrangedMarriage: Forced into one with Sab Than.
* BadassBookworm: She's definitely got a brain on her.
* BadassPrincess

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-->'''John''': Maybe I should ought to get behind you...
-->'''Dejah''':
you.
-->'''Dejah''': You let me know when it gets dangerous.
* AdaptationalBadass:
AdaptationalBadass: In the original story, Dejah was portrayed as the stereotypical damsel in distress. Here, she's a bonafide badass who can handle herself just fine, only needing to be saved once or twice by John.
* ArrangedMarriage: Forced into one with Sab Than.
Than in exchange for a truce between their cities.
* BadassBookworm: BadassPrincess: She's definitely got a brain on her.
* BadassPrincess
princess who can handle her own in a fight is far from a damsel in distress.



* {{Deuteragonist}}



* LadyOfWar
* TheLancer
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl
* TheSmartGirl

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* LadyOfWar
LadyOfWar: There's a definite fire in Dejah that nobody can ignore.
* TheLancer
TheLancer:
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl
ProudWarriorRaceGirl:
* TheSmartGirl
TheSmartGirl: She's definitely got a brain on her.
2nd Nov '17 10:14:36 PM Termin8r
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* PapaWolf

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* PapaWolfPapaWolf: He is fiercely protective over his daughter, Sola, something that is frowned upon among the Tharks.



The Princess of Helium and the {{Deuteragonist}} of the movie.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Dejah is capable of handling her own in a fight. Even better than Carter at times. Lampshaded by John Carter after their first meeting.
-->'''John''': Maybe I should get behind you...
-->'''Dejah''':
* AdaptationalBadass:



* HumanAliens
** [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red-Skinned Space Babe]]

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* HumanAliens
**
HumanAliens: Of the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red-Skinned Space Babe]]Babe variety]].



* BigBadWannabe: He's pretty happy in the hopeless delusion that he's the toughest, smartest guy in the room.

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* BigBadWannabe: He's pretty happy in the hopeless delusion that he's the toughest, smartest guy in the room.room, when really he's more of an UnwittingPawn to the Thern.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Can turn on the charm when he wants, but underneath it he's slime.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Can turn on the charm when he wants, but underneath it he's slime.a complete slimeball.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's a horrible person, but he's shown to lead from the front lines on several occassions, even before he got his superweapon from the Therns.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's a horrible person, but he's shown to lead make no mistake of that. But unlike most Evil Overlord, he actually leads from the front lines on several occassions, occasions, even before he got getting his superweapon super weapon from the Therns.



* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over Barsoom]]

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* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over Barsoom]]TakeOverTheWorld: His main goal is to take over Barsoom. ''OF COURSE!''
5th Jul '17 2:20:29 PM oakleaf
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** The original books were written at the very beginning of the 20th century, when no one really knew what operating in low gravity would be like, but Burroughs did amp it up quite a bit...
21st Dec '16 7:37:42 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: On Earth, a normal, if skilled, cavalry soldier. On Mars, a OneManArmy.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: On Earth, a normal, if skilled, cavalry soldier. On Mars, a OneManArmy.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: ''"Leave a Thark his head and one hand, and he may yet conquer!"''

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* {{Badass}}
**
BadassBoast: ''"Leave a Thark his head and one hand, and he may yet conquer!"''



* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Starts out "normal" for a Red Martian, and then he gets Thern technology...
** TookALevelInBadass: Thanks to the Thern technology.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Starts out "normal" for a Red Martian, and then he gets Thern technology...



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]KilledOffForReal



* TookALevelInBadass: Thanks to the Thern technology.



* {{Badass}}



* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend]]

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* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend]]ForgottenFallenFriend



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
KilledOffForReal
9th Jun '15 3:34:16 AM onegun
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* InTheBlood: Tars Tarkas is her father, and it's no coincidence they're the two nicest Tharks. "The blood of my father drives me" indeed. Her MissingMom is implied to have been in the same vein.

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* InTheBlood: Tars Tarkas is her father, and it's no coincidence they're the two nicest Tharks. "The blood of my father drives me" indeed. Her MissingMom is implied to have been in the same vein. vein.
** She was



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: It's clear the other Tharks don't like him, either before or after he becomes Jeddak. [[spoiler: Most of them are perfectly willing to support Carter's right of challenge as a result]].

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: It's clear the other Tharks don't like him, either before or after he becomes Jeddak. [[spoiler: Most of them are perfectly willing to support Carter's right of challenge as a result]]. \n [[spoiler: He was pretty much a degenerate pervert in the book]].



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Thinking he could trust Sab to keep his word about not attacking his people in exchange for his daughters' hand in marrige.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Thinking he could trust Sab Than to keep his word about not attacking his people in exchange for his daughters' daughter's hand in marrige.marriage.



* AffablyEvil: He's not an unpleasant sort to be around, for chessmastering planet-conquering alien godling, and actually seems to enjoy his cat-and-mouse game with Carter. "Your move, earthman."

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* AffablyEvil: He's not an unpleasant sort to be around, for chessmastering planet-conquering alien godling, and actually seems to enjoy his cat-and-mouse game with Carter. "Your move, earthman.Earthman."
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