History Characters / Tarzan

10th Dec '17 3:58:34 PM creader
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* AnimalMotifs: Gorillas, given his famous PrimalChestPound, knuckle-walking, and [[RaisedByWolves being raised his entire life by gorillas]].

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* AnimalMotifs: Gorillas, given his famous PrimalChestPound, knuckle-walking, and Apes. First, he was [[RaisedByWolves being raised raised]] his entire life by gorillas]].them. Second, his famous PrimalChestPound along with his equally famous yell is the same thing apes do. Thirdly, he will usually knuckle-walk. Fourthly, Clayton refers to him as "ape man".
8th Dec '17 1:43:48 PM dpisel01
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* DemotedToExtra: Only makes one appearance in the beginning ans no lines at all.

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* DemotedToExtra: Only makes one appearance in the beginning ans and has no lines at all.



* GoodParents: Key word being "parent." While he doesn't consider Tarzan his son [[spoiler:until the end of the movie]], he was an absolute softie when it came to his and Kala's child.

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* GoodParents: Key word being "parent." While he doesn't consider Tarzan his son [[spoiler:until the end of the movie]], he was an absolute softie when it came to his and Kala's child. It's implied that the death of his child had a serious impact on him.



* AdaptationalNationality: In the original novel, he and his daughter were American, not British.

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* AdaptationalNationality: In the original novel, he and his daughter were American, Americans from Baltimore, not British.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He has no idea that [[spoiler:Clayton]] was a poacher.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He has had no idea that [[spoiler:Clayton]] Clayton was a poacher.
8th Dec '17 1:11:30 PM dpisel01
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* ChasteHero: The TV series shows that Tarzan doesn't understand the concept of flirting.

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* ChasteHero: The TV series shows that Tarzan doesn't understand the concept of flirting. Justified considering he had no interaction with other humans after his parents were killed until Jane came along.



* AdaptationalNationality: American in the books, but British here.

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* AdaptationalNationality: American from Baltimore in the books, but British here.
5th Dec '17 12:00:19 AM Hvedekorn
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Leopards live for seventeen years on average. Sabor was already an adult when Tarzan was a baby, and Tarzan appears to be in his early twenties when he battles Sabor. So Sabor was well past a normal leopards expected life-span, yet still put up a very impressive fight against both Tarzan and Kerchak.
** Tarzan's eighteen in the movie, but this is still an artistic license on biology.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Leopards live for seventeen years on average. Sabor was already an adult when Tarzan was a baby, and Tarzan appears to be in his early twenties is eighteen when he battles Sabor. So Sabor was well past is very old for a normal leopards expected life-span, leopard, yet still put up a very impressive fight against both Tarzan and Kerchak.
** Tarzan's eighteen in the movie, but this is still an artistic license on biology.
Kerchak.
4th Dec '17 9:42:39 PM CthonisPrincess
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** Tarzan's eighteen in the movie, but this is still an artistic license on biology.
4th Dec '17 3:03:53 AM Snicka
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->'''Voiced By''': N/A

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->'''Voiced By''': N/A
Creator/FrankWelker (vocal effects)
2nd Dec '17 2:28:27 AM Hvedekorn
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* ComingOfAgeStory: The movie is the coming-of-age story for Tarzan, who for most of his life was ostracised by a few of the gorillas on the count of being different. With the arrival of Clayton and the Porters, he realises that there are other 'creatures' like him and the film is basically about him having to chose between civilisation and his jungle upbringing.
2nd Dec '17 12:19:30 AM CthonisPrincess
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Like Tarzan, Jane is only 18 years old during the events of the movie and sequel series.
2nd Dec '17 12:17:42 AM CthonisPrincess
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Tarzan is the protagonist and titular character of ''Tarzan''. Commonly known as the "Lord of the Jungle", Tarzan was rescued and raised by a colony of apes after his parents were killed by the bloodthirsty Sabor. As the years passed, he turned into an ape man, protecting all of the apes, and never knowing the outside world, apart from the jungle.

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Tarzan is the protagonist and titular character of ''Tarzan''. Commonly known as the "Lord "King of the Jungle", Tarzan was rescued and raised by a colony of apes after his parents were killed by the bloodthirsty Sabor. As the years passed, he turned into an ape man, protecting all of the apes, and never knowing the outside world, apart from the jungle.



* BadassInANiceSuit: After witnessing some of Tarzan's biggest feats such as killing a leopard and grappling a gorilla much bigger than him, viewers are treated to seeing the Lord of the Jungle wear his father's suit; unfortunately, the most we get of him with the suit on is a brief LeParkour sequence that ends with his capture and the eventual stripping down back to his loincloth.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: After witnessing some of Tarzan's biggest feats such as killing a leopard and grappling a gorilla much bigger than him, viewers are treated to seeing the Lord King of the Jungle wear his father's suit; unfortunately, the most we get of him with the suit on is a brief LeParkour sequence that ends with his capture and the eventual stripping down back to his loincloth.



* CulturedBadass: He's well read and the ''Lord of the Jungle''.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: The movie is the coming-of-age story for Tarzan, who for most of his life was ostracised by a few of the gorillas on the count of being different. With the arrival of Clayton and the Porters, he realises that there are other 'creatures' like him and the film is basically about him having to chose between civilisation and his jungle upbringing.
* CulturedBadass: He's well read and the ''Lord ''King of the Jungle''.


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* TeenGenius: As a child he is shown to be able to work out how to make spears, slingshots, and hammocks without any guidance. At 18 years old he is shown to be able to learn to read and speak an entire language in what appears to be a few months or weeks. He's also a natural mimic and can teach himself to recreate any sound he's heard.


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* YoungAndInCharge: At the end of the movie Kerchak gives the role of leader and protector of the gorilla tribe to Tarzan.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Tarzan is only 18 years old during the events of the movie and sequel series.
19th Nov '17 4:38:02 PM creader
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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Terk, she is his closest female friend.



* ReplacementGoldfish: {{Defied}}. Kala and Kerchak are well aware that Tarzan won't replace their dead child. However, Kala truly came to love Tarzan, while it took Kerchak a long time to accept him.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: {{Defied}}.{{Defied|Trope}}. Kala and Kerchak are well aware that Tarzan won't replace their dead child. However, Kala truly came to love Tarzan, while it took Kerchak a long time to accept him.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: An interspecies example: She's (human) the Girly Girl to Terk's (gorilla) Tomboy.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: An interspecies example: She's (human) the Girly Girl (proper lady who practices decorum) to Terk's (gorilla) Tomboy.Tomboy (admits to knowing little about etiquette and is OneOfTheBoys).



* CoolBigSis: She kinda leans on this trope for Tarzan.



* CoolBigSis: After becoming nicer to Tarzan, Terk acts as a surrogate sister to him.



* GenderFlip: ZigZagged. She is loosely based on a male ([[AdaptationalHeroism villainous]]) character from the books called Terkoz, if the name is any indication. She becomes male in [[AdaptationSequence the stage production based on the film]].
* IncomingHam: THE FUUUUN HAS ARRIIIIIIIVED!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She really does care for Tarzan; in one scene she lends him a hand when he's climbing a tree.
* TheLancer: To Tarzan.

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* GenderFlip: ZigZagged.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. She is loosely based on a male ([[AdaptationalHeroism villainous]]) character from the books called Terkoz, if the name is any indication. She becomes male in [[AdaptationSequence the stage production based on the film]].
* IncomingHam: THE ''"THE FUUUUN HAS ARRIIIIIIIVED!
ARRIIIIIIIVED!"''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She really does care for Tarzan; in one scene Underneath her crude and obnoxious personality, she lends him has a hand when he's climbing a tree.
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soft and caring heart.
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TheLancer: To Tarzan.Tarzan.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The tough-talking and crude Masculine Girl to Tantor's sensitive and thoughtful Feminine Boy.



* PlatonicLifePartners: With Tarzan and Tantor. Justified because they're cousins and different species respectively.

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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Tarzan and Tantor. Justified because they're cousins and different species respectively.Tantor, as they are her closest friends who happen to both be males.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: An interspecies example: She's (gorilla) the Tomboy to Jane's (human) Girly Girl.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: An interspecies example: She's (gorilla) the The Tomboy (admits to knowing little about etiquette and is OneOfTheBoys) to Jane's (human) Girly Girl. Girl (proper lady who practices decorum).



* HeterosexualLifePartners: No matter what, he has Tarzan's back

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: No matter what, he has Tarzan's backback.


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The sensitive and thoughtful Feminine Boy to Terk's tough-talking and crude Masculine Girl.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Terk, she is his closest female friend.
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