History Creator / EdgarRiceBurroughs

24th May '17 9:07:54 PM SuperKing93
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Acclaimed indie director Creator/WesAnderson is his great-grandnephew.
26th Nov '16 1:36:43 AM PaulA
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** Tarzan, also, although for him it was more a case of Loincloths to Lordship. Of course, he was already nobility but didn't know it until he returned to civilization.
25th Nov '16 8:28:08 PM curt
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** Tarzan, also, although for him it was more a case of Loincloths to Lordship. Of course, he was already nobility but didn't know it until he returned to civilization.
25th Nov '16 8:26:02 PM curt
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6th Sep '16 2:03:38 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheMadKing''



* AltarTheSpeed: In the backstory of the American protagonist of ''The Mad King''.
-->Neither his mother nor his father had ever returned to the little country since the day, thirty years before, that the big American had literally stolen his bride away, escaping across the border but a scant half-hour ahead of the pursuing troop of Luthanian cavalry.



** Tarzan is a supporting character in ''The Eternal Lover'', whose central character is the sister of the hero of ''The Mad King''; thereby bringing those otherwise non-series novels into the fold.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The boy king in ''The Mad King''.

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** Tarzan is a supporting character in ''The Eternal Lover'', whose central character is the sister of the hero of ''The Mad King''; ''Literature/TheMadKing''; thereby bringing those otherwise non-series novels into the fold.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The boy king in ''The Mad King''.
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* DamselInDistress: Emma von der Tann in ''The Mad King'' meets Barney Custer when he sees that her horse ran away with her.



* EmergencyImpersonation: In ''The Mad King'', the American protagonist is called on to impersonate the king of the country he's visiting.
* FirstNameBasis: In ''The Mad King'', Emma recounts when a child, the prince had insisted on her calling him "Leopold" and made her kiss him every time she called him "highness".



* HuntingAccident: Proposed for Von der Tann in ''The Mad King''.
* IdenticalStranger: In ''The Mad King'', Barney Custer of Beatrice, Nebraska, U.S.A, is taken for the king of Lutha. Made somewhat more plausible because the people making the mistake haven't actually seen the king, who's been sequestered out of the public eye since he was a boy, and know what he looks like only by description.



* NiceToTheWaiter: Von der Tann in ''The Mad King''. One of the villains is aware of it, but considers it a bad point:
-->You know the old fox has always made it a point to curry favor with the common soldiers. When he was minister of war he treated them better than he did his officers.



* RoyalBlood: constantly.



* {{Ruritania}}: Lutha in ''The Mad King''.
5th Sep '16 1:03:29 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheMoonMaid'' series



* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: In ''The Moon Men'', after Earth is conquered by the eponymous moon aliens, the American flag becomes an object of worship to the rebellious underground.



** The technology for the Moon mission from ''The Moon Men'' was [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoomian]] in origin.

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** The technology for the Moon mission from ''The Moon Men'' ''Literature/TheMoonMaid'' was [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoomian]] in origin.



* DownerEnding: As a prequel to the Moon series, Va-Nah's last known free city is destroyed, leaving the moon chaotic and quite possibly without any free peoples left.



* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: A great number of heroines have royal background such as Barsoom's Dejah Thoris (by no means the only one in that series, but the most prominent example), Nee-aah-Lee of the Moon, and Pellucidar's Dian the Beautiful (NubileSavage variety).



* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Nah-ee-Lah, the title character of ''The Moon Maid'', is a beautiful black-haired, pale-skinned Moon princess who falls for the protagonist Julian of Earth.
* HappyEndingOverride: If the CanonWelding is taken to its logical extreme, then every setting related to Earth will be destroyed. The Moon trilogy establishes that the leading faction from the Moon will eventually conquer Earth. Although it gets better eventually, the cost is the lost of most modern governments, some loss of historical records, and a slow climb back to previous technology. Barsoom itself seems to have been untouched, and will likely aid in the rebuilding, but this is never addressed.
* HollowWorld: Apart from the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, ''The Moon Maid'' offers a hollow and inhabited ''moon''.



* {{Lunarians}}: In ''The Moon Maid'', the Moon is inhabited by a variety of cultures, including the warlike Kalkars.



* OneWorldOrder: In ''The Moon Maid'', Earth is united under "the Anglo-Saxon race" and governed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom. This is broken in ''The Moon Men'', when the Earth is invaded by the lunar people.



* {{Reincarnation}}: The Julian heroes in the ''Moon'' duology.



* VichyEarth: ''The Moon Men'', at least the first half.
1st Sep '16 2:01:54 AM PaulA
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Author of numerous pulp fiction heroic adventures. The most famous are ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'', set in DarkestAfrica, and ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', but other lands are used: jungles and islands thoroughout the world, [[PlanetaryRomance Venus]], and [[BeneathTheEarth the hollow center of the earth]] ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'', one of several literary examples of the HollowWorld.

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Author of numerous pulp fiction heroic adventures. The most famous are ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'', set in DarkestAfrica, and ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', but other lands are used: jungles and islands thoroughout the world, [[PlanetaryRomance Venus]], Venus]] in the ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series, and [[BeneathTheEarth the hollow center of the earth]] ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'', one of several literary examples of the HollowWorld.



* ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series



** Jason Gridley is introduced in ''[[{{Literature/Pellucidar}} Tanar of Pellucidar]]'', meets Literature/{{Tarzan}} in ''Tarzan at the Earth's Core'', appears in ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars A Fighting Man of Mars]]'', and is mentioned in the Amtor (Venus) series.

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** Jason Gridley is introduced in ''[[{{Literature/Pellucidar}} Tanar of Pellucidar]]'', meets Literature/{{Tarzan}} in ''Tarzan at the Earth's Core'', appears in ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars A Fighting Man of Mars]]'', and is mentioned in the Amtor (Venus) series.''Literature/PiratesOfVenus''.



* DirectLineToTheAuthor: Used for many of his works, including ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes'', the Literature/JohnCarterOfMars series, and the Literature/{{Pellucidar}} series; see their respective works pages for details. In the Amtor novels, he is visited psychically by the protagonist, Carson Napier of Venus (who oddly enough, rarely uses his psychic powers for anything other than giving Burroughs infodumps).



* DoorRoulette: The second of the Venus novels had one of these: only one of the room's multiple doors led to safety; all the others were deathtraps. (Once the jailers brought you in and left, the lights went out and the floor spun for a while so you'd lose track of which was the safe door.) Food and drink were provided -- most of it poisoned. Oh, and to discourage hesitation, after a while dangerous snakes started slithering in.



* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: A great number of heroines have royal background such as Barsoom's Dejah Thoris (by no means the only one in that series, but the most prominent example), Nee-aah-Lee of the Moon, Duare of Venus and Pellucidar's Dian the Beautiful (NubileSavage variety).

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* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: A great number of heroines have royal background such as Barsoom's Dejah Thoris (by no means the only one in that series, but the most prominent example), Nee-aah-Lee of the Moon, Duare of Venus and Pellucidar's Dian the Beautiful (NubileSavage variety).



* GiantSpider: The targo which are native to Venus. The Venusians gather their webs, called tarel, which has thousands of uses.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
** Nah-ee-Lah, the title character of ''The Moon Maid'', is a beautiful black-haired, pale-skinned Moon princess who falls for the protagonist Julian of Earth.
** Duare of Vepaja from the ''Amtor Trilogy'', the Venusian princess and Carson Napier's love interest. Her people slightly resemble [[HumanAliens Middle-Easterns on Earth]], but are [[TheAgeless ageless thanks to an anti-aging serum]].

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* GiantSpider: The targo which are native to Venus. The Venusians gather their webs, called tarel, which has thousands of uses.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
**
GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Nah-ee-Lah, the title character of ''The Moon Maid'', is a beautiful black-haired, pale-skinned Moon princess who falls for the protagonist Julian of Earth.
** Duare of Vepaja from the ''Amtor Trilogy'', the Venusian princess and Carson Napier's love interest. Her people slightly resemble [[HumanAliens Middle-Easterns on Earth]], but are [[TheAgeless ageless thanks to an anti-aging serum]].
Earth.



* HumanAliens



* ImmortalProcreationClause: In the Amtor series, the Vepajans are native HumanAliens who consume an anti-aging serum that extends their lifespan and allows them to live indefinitely. Half their women are also infertile, and the other half is allowed to breed a limited number of children to avoid overpopulation.



* MightyWhitey: Carson Napier, Bowen Tyler... the list goes on. Practically every hero who gets thrust into a "savage" environment.



* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: In the Amtor series, Venus is culturally diverse.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The primary villains of ''Carson of Venus'' are the militaristic, dictatorial [[SignificantAnagram Zani]] Party, complete with an incompetent ally from a nearby city named [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Muso]].



* {{Pirate}}: ''Pirates of Venus''.
* PlanetaryRomance: Apart from the famous Mars (Literature/{{Barsoom}}) series, there was another set on Venus.



* SignificantAnagram: The main villains in ''Carson of Venus'' are the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zani Party]].
* SocietyOfImmortals: In the Amtor series, the Vepajans from planet Venus become immortal thanks to an life-extending drug that slows down aging indefinitely.



* {{Stripperific}}: Any Amtorian (Venusian), male or female, will wear a belt and weapons harness (male), jewelry (female) and that's pretty much it. Even when they're going into battle.
1st Sep '16 1:55:47 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' series



* ''Literature/TheMonsterMen''



* ''Literature/TheMonsterMen''

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* ''Literature/TheMonsterMen''''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' series
31st Aug '16 10:25:33 PM PaulA
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* AntiGravity

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* AntiGravityArtificialGravity: ''Beyond Thirty'', a.k.a. ''The Lost Continent'', is set in the 22nd century, and the protagonist starts out traveling on an airship lofted by anti-gravity.
31st Aug '16 10:24:00 PM PaulA
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* AltarTheSpeed: In the backstory of ''The Mad King''.

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* AllCavemenWereNeanderthals: Averted in ''The Eternal Lover'' (aka ''The Eternal Savage''); Nu and his people live in caves, but they appear to be modern humans.
* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: In ''The Moon Men'', after Earth is conquered by the eponymous moon aliens, the American flag becomes an object of worship to the rebellious underground.
* AltarTheSpeed: In the backstory of the American protagonist of ''The Mad King''.



* AntiGravity
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In ''The Outlaw of Torn'', Norman of Torn has a lily-shaped birthmark on his right breast, which eventually proves that he's Prince Richard, lost heir to UsefulNotes/HenryTheThird.



* CanonWelding: Just about all of his books are in continuity with one another.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The boy kind in ''The Mad King''.
* ContemporaryCaveman: The novel ''The Eternal Lover'' and the short stort "The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw".

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* CanonWelding: Just about all CanonWelding:
** Jason Gridley is introduced in ''[[{{Literature/Pellucidar}} Tanar
of his books are Pellucidar]]'', meets Literature/{{Tarzan}} in continuity with one another.
''Tarzan at the Earth's Core'', appears in ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars A Fighting Man of Mars]]'', and is mentioned in the Amtor (Venus) series.
** The technology for the Moon mission from ''The Moon Men'' was [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoomian]] in origin.
** Tarzan is a supporting character in ''The Eternal Lover'', whose central character is the sister of the hero of ''The Mad King''; thereby bringing those otherwise non-series novels into the fold.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The boy kind king in ''The Mad King''.
* ContemporaryCaveman: ContemporaryCaveman:
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The novel ''The Eternal Lover'' (a.k.a. ''The Eternal Savage'' and ''Sweetheart Primeval''). A cliff-dwelling warrior of 100,000 years ago, Nu, is magically transported to the present, falls in love with Victoria Custer of Beatrice, Nebraska, the reincarnation of his lost lover Nat-ul, and the two are transported back to the Stone Age.
** The
short stort story "The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw". Jaw" features an unfrozen caveman with politically uncorrect views.



* DamselInDistress: Almost every major female character at one point or another.

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* DamselInDistress: Almost every major female character at one point or another.Emma von der Tann in ''The Mad King'' meets Barney Custer when he sees that her horse ran away with her.



* DoorRoulette: The second of the Venus novels had one of these: only one of the room's multiple doors led to safety; all the others were deathtraps. (Once the jailers brought you in and left, the lights went out and the floor spun for a while so you'd lose track of which was the safe door.) Food and drink were provided -- most of it poisoned. Oh, and to discourage hesitation, after a while dangerous snakes started slithering in.



* EmergencyImpersonation: ''The Mad King''.

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* EmergencyImpersonation: In ''The Mad King''.King'', the American protagonist is called on to impersonate the king of the country he's visiting.



* FirstNameBasis: In ''The Mad King'', Emma recounts when a child, the prince had insisted on her calling him "Leopold" and made her kiss him every time she called him "highness".



* GiantSpider: The targo which are native to Venus. The Venusians gather their webs, called tarel, which has thousands of uses.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
** Nah-ee-Lah, the title character of ''The Moon Maid'', is a beautiful black-haired, pale-skinned Moon princess who falls for the protagonist Julian of Earth.
** Duare of Vepaja from the ''Amtor Trilogy'', the Venusian princess and Carson Napier's love interest. Her people slightly resemble [[HumanAliens Middle-Easterns on Earth]], but are [[TheAgeless ageless thanks to an anti-aging serum]].



* IdenticalStranger: In ''The Mad King'', Barney Custer of Beatrice, Nebraska, U.S.A, is taken for the king of Lutha. Made somewhat more plausible because the people making the mistake haven't actually seen the king, who's been sequestered out of the public eye since he was a boy, and know what he looks like only by description.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: In the Amtor series, the Vepajans are native HumanAliens who consume an anti-aging serum that extends their lifespan and allows them to live indefinitely. Half their women are also infertile, and the other half is allowed to breed a limited number of children to avoid overpopulation.



* LostWorld: Several, including Caprona (or Caspak in native-speak).

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* LostWorld: Several, including Caprona (or Caspak In ''Beyond Thirty'', a.k.a. ''The Lost Continent'', a group of shipwrecked American mariners in native-speak).the 22nd century explore the savage lost continent of Europe. In this future history (the story was published in 1915), World War I never ended because eventually no organized government was left to make peace. The United States never entered the war, and in fact made laws forbidding any ship to cross certain lines of longitude (hence the original title).



* {{Lunarians}}: In ''The Moon Maid'', the Moon is inhabited by a variety of cultures, including the warlike Kalkars.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ''Carson of Venus'' features the [[SignificantAnagram Zani]] Party.

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* MilitaryMashupMachine: The protagonist of ''Beyond Thirty'' (alternate title ''The Lost Continent'') is the captain of a Pan-American Navy "aero-sub" -- a submarine capable of AntiGravity flight. Sadly, he doesn't have his vessel throughout most of the story, having been thrown overboard by a mutineer in the first chapter.
* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: In the Amtor series, Venus is culturally diverse.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The primary villains of ''Carson of Venus'' features are the militaristic, dictatorial [[SignificantAnagram Zani]] Party.Party, complete with an incompetent ally from a nearby city named [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Muso]].



* OneWorldOrder: In ''The Moon Maid'', Earth is united under "the Anglo-Saxon race" and governed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom. This is broken in ''The Moon Men'', when the Earth is invaded by the lunar people.
* {{Pirate}}: ''Pirates of Venus''.



* RagsToRoyalty: Though the heroes and heroines are invariably of high birth, they can fall, and some are not even aware of their birth.

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* RagsToRoyalty: Though the heroes and heroines are invariably The title character of high birth, they can fall, and some are not even aware ''The Cave Girl'' was a ship-wrecked child of their birth.Spanish nobility.


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* {{Ruritania}}: Lutha in ''The Mad King''.
* SignificantAnagram: The main villains in ''Carson of Venus'' are the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zani Party]].
* SocietyOfImmortals: In the Amtor series, the Vepajans from planet Venus become immortal thanks to an life-extending drug that slows down aging indefinitely.


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* {{Stripperific}}: Any Amtorian (Venusian), male or female, will wear a belt and weapons harness (male), jewelry (female) and that's pretty much it. Even when they're going into battle.
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