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3rd May '16 3:14:46 AM Arivne
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* TrueLovesKiss: Played with. Princess Aura lies to Flash, telling him that she brought him back to life with a kiss after his execution. She actually had a doctor give him a drug that simulated death before the execution and another wake-up shot later.
3rd May '16 1:58:46 AM LondonKdS
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* DoomAsTestPrize: Ming claims that he subjects planets to induced natural disasters to see if they are capable of recognising them as an attack and retaliating. If so they are a threat to him and get destroyed or conquered. (It's possible, though, that he's just saying this to torment Professor Zarkov: the opening scene suggests that he attacked Earth because he was bored.)
2nd May '16 9:51:32 PM KingClark
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* NotSoDifferent: When Klytus is probing Hans Zarkov's brain to learn more about humans, he sees images of Adolf Hitler and WorldWarTwo. He then comments that "now... ''he'' had potential" as he watches those scenes play out.

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* NotSoDifferent: When Klytus is probing Hans Zarkov's brain to learn more about humans, he sees images of Adolf Hitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and WorldWarTwo. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. He then comments that "now... "Now, ''he'' had potential" showed promise!" as he watches those scenes play out.
1st Apr '16 11:39:09 PM PaulA
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* TheEndOrIsIt: The film ends with a close-up of Ming's ring, lying where it fell as he died -- then a gloved hand picks it up, Ming's laughter is heard, and the words THE END? appear. [-'''''HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!'''''-] As it turns out, they originally had three films planned, with a script for the second and a treatment for the third, but after the first bombed so badly at the box office, the others were never made.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The film ends with a close-up of Ming's ring, lying where it fell as he died -- then a gloved hand picks it up, Ming's laughter is heard, and the words THE END? appear. [-'''''HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!'''''-] As it turns out, they originally had three films planned, with a script for the second and a treatment for the third, but after the first bombed so badly at the box office, the others were never made.
1st Apr '16 4:51:21 AM Arivne
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* TheEndOrIsIt: The film ends with a close-up of Ming's ring, lying where it fell as he died -- then a gloved hand picks it up, Ming's laughter is heard, and the words THE END? appear. [-'''''HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!'''''-]
** As it turns out, they originally had three films planned, with a script for the second and a treatment for the third, but after the first bombed so badly at the box office, the others were never made.
* EnemyMine: Princes Barin and Vultan ''hate'' each other at first. Only Flash is able to convince them to team up and fight Ming.
** After the day is won, Vultan is quick to note that Barin is the rightful heir to Mongo, ending any leadership squabbles before they can arise.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The film ends with a close-up of Ming's ring, lying where it fell as he died -- then a gloved hand picks it up, Ming's laughter is heard, and the words THE END? appear. [-'''''HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!'''''-]
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HA!!!'''''-] As it turns out, they originally had three films planned, with a script for the second and a treatment for the third, but after the first bombed so badly at the box office, the others were never made.
* EnemyMine: Princes Barin and Vultan ''hate'' each other at first. Only Flash is able to convince them to team up and fight Ming.
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Ming. After the day is won, Vultan is quick to note that Barin is the rightful heir to Mongo, ending any leadership squabbles before they can arise.
28th Mar '16 8:05:08 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* YourPrizeIsDeath: According to Ming, he torments planets with induced disasters to determine whether they are advanced enough to be worth conquering or destroying by whether they recognise it as an attack. He may be lying about this to torment Zarkov, however, as the opening scene suggests that he attacked Earth because he was bored.
23rd Mar '16 10:26:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* IncestSubtext: Ming has a rather... disquieting fixation on his daughter.


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* PassThePopcorn: A very dark example. Ming is eating something while watching his daughter be tortured.
7th Mar '16 3:14:21 PM LondonKdS
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* YourPrizeIsDeath: According to Ming, he torments planets with induced disasters to determine whether they are advanced enough to be worth conquering or destroying by whether they recognise it as an attack. He may be lying about this to torment Zarkov, however, as the opening scene suggests that he attacked Earth because he was bored.
6th Mar '16 9:44:53 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dr. Hans Zarkov is never stated outright to be Jewish, although his memories, seen when Ming's secret police attempts to erase them, and his reference to his study of the Talmud as the reason why that attempt failed, make it pretty clear. Plus, he's played by Chaim Topol, the Film/FiddlerOnTheRoof himself. Interestingly, he is also HerrDoktor.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dr. Hans Zarkov is never stated outright to be Jewish, although his memories, seen when Ming's secret police attempts to erase them, and his reference to his study of the Talmud as the reason why that attempt failed, make it pretty clear. Plus, he's played by Chaim Topol, the Film/FiddlerOnTheRoof Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof himself. Interestingly, he is also HerrDoktor.
6th Mar '16 9:44:34 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dr. Hans Zarkov is never stated outright to be Jewish, although his memories, seen when Ming's secret police attempts to erase them, and his reference to his study of the Talmud as the reason why that attempt failed, make it pretty clear. Plus, he's played by Chaim Topol, the Theater/FiddlerOnTheRoof himself. Interestingly, he is also HerrDoktor.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dr. Hans Zarkov is never stated outright to be Jewish, although his memories, seen when Ming's secret police attempts to erase them, and his reference to his study of the Talmud as the reason why that attempt failed, make it pretty clear. Plus, he's played by Chaim Topol, the Theater/FiddlerOnTheRoof Film/FiddlerOnTheRoof himself. Interestingly, he is also HerrDoktor.
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