History Film / TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel

9th Dec '15 6:01:59 AM Phoenixion
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15th Oct '15 11:43:18 PM Maniago
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* AgeLift: Captain Marvel's alter-ego Billy Batson is a 12-year-old boy in the comics. In this serial however,although he is still the youngest member of the expedition, he is clearly already somewhere in his twenties.
13th Aug '15 2:07:32 AM AdjectiveNoun
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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Captain Marvel makes it difficult, but he is unable to stop the Scorpion from collecting all the lenses for the Golden Scorpion and killing the scientists holding them.

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Captain Marvel makes it difficult, but he [[spoiler:he is unable to stop the Scorpion from collecting all the lenses for the Golden Scorpion and killing the scientists holding them.
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13th Aug '15 2:01:37 AM AdjectiveNoun
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* DamselInDistress: Betty, the female lead, does end up in dangerous situations, though does seem to be a competent character in her own right, such as in episode four, where she manages to kick the chair out from under her guard and jump in the nearby car to escape... [[spoiler:straight into a wall which knocks her out and sends her careening into a building.]]
26th May '15 5:15:56 PM kchishol
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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Captain Marvel makes it difficult, but he is unable to stop the Scorpion from collecting all the lenses for the Golden Scorpion and killing the scientists holding them.
9th May '15 3:05:38 PM Odon
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Today, ''The Adventures Of Captain Marvel'' is considered perhaps the best movie serials ever made, with the three Flash Gordon epics being the other contenders for the number one spot.

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Today, ''The Adventures Of Captain Marvel'' is considered perhaps the best movie serials {{Film Serial}}s ever made, with the [[Film/FlashGordonSerial three Flash Gordon epics epics]] being the other contenders for the number one spot.
10th Feb '15 2:23:55 PM DannWoolf
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''The Adventures Of Captain Marvel'' was a 1941 film serial starring d Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and Frank Coghlan Jr. as Billy Batson. The 12 chapter serial focused on the Malcolm Expedition, a group of [[AdventurerArchaeologist Adventurer Archaeologists]] who discover an ancient tomb which hold the ancient [[MacGuffin Scorpion Idol]]. The idol contains several lenses that, when properly aligned, could cause a number of different effects, from transmuting the elements to completely obliterating matter. The scientists decide to divide the lenses among them to ensure that the idol cannot be used without the consent of the entire group. However, almost immediately one of the scientists assumes the masked identity of the Scorpion, and steals both the Scorpion Idol and the scroll which tells how to use it. The Scorpion then sets into motion a plot to kill the other scientists and steal their lenses for himself, to become the most powerful individual on the planet.

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''The Adventures Of Captain Marvel'' was a 1941 film serial starring d Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and Frank Coghlan Jr. as Billy Batson. The 12 chapter serial focused on the Malcolm Expedition, a group of [[AdventurerArchaeologist Adventurer Archaeologists]] who discover an ancient tomb which hold the ancient [[MacGuffin Scorpion Idol]]. The idol contains several lenses that, when properly aligned, could cause a number of different effects, from transmuting the elements to completely obliterating matter. The scientists decide to divide the lenses among them to ensure that the idol cannot be used without the consent of the entire group. However, almost immediately one of the scientists assumes the masked identity of the Scorpion, and steals both the Scorpion Idol and the scroll which tells how to use it. The Scorpion then sets into motion a plot to kill the other scientists and steal their lenses for himself, to become the most powerful individual on the planet.
24th Jan '14 5:39:25 AM LadyMomus
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* DarkerAndEdgier: At least compared to the modern comics (the Golden Age comics weren't as Silver Age silly as some people *cough*DanDidio*cough* seem to think). Here, the villain goes around murdering scientists for their lenses, and even Captain Marvel is more willing to threaten and, in some cases, ''kill'' his opponents. In a more literal example, since the serial was filmed in black and white, the costume Tom Tyler wore as Captain Marvel was primarily gray and black in color instead of red and gold, making his outfit literally DarkerAndEdgier than his comic counterpart.
* DeathTrap: Played Straight and Subverted. Not only do the villains have several death traps (including a trap that shocks you into unconciousness, rolls you along on a conveyor belt and then guillotines you), several of the Malcolm Expedition scientists have death traps of their own to protect their lenses, including, at one point ''wall mounted Tommy Guns''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: At least compared to the modern comics (the Golden Age comics weren't as Silver Age silly as some people *cough*DanDidio*cough* *cough*Creator/DanDiDio*cough* seem to think). Here, the villain goes around murdering scientists for their lenses, and even Captain Marvel is more willing to threaten and, in some cases, ''kill'' his opponents. In a more literal example, since the serial was filmed in black and white, the costume Tom Tyler wore as Captain Marvel was primarily gray and black in color instead of red and gold, making his outfit literally DarkerAndEdgier than his comic counterpart.
* DeathTrap: Played Straight and Subverted. Not only do the villains have several death traps (including a trap that shocks you into unconciousness, unconsciousness, rolls you along on a conveyor belt and then guillotines you), several of the Malcolm Expedition scientists have death traps of their own to protect their lenses, including, at one point ''wall mounted Tommy Guns''.
10th Dec '13 9:48:41 AM woodwardiocom
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Averted. Unlike his comic counterpart, this version of Captain Marvel was equal parts pulp adventurer and superhero, and as a result, was not afraid to kill his opponents. He wasn't a callous murderer, but it will surprise people familiar with the comic to see him throw a man off a building or ''gun down several men with a machine gun''. Similarly, Billy himself would often get into gun fights, and while we never see him kill anyone on screen, it's pretty clear that he is not kidding around.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Averted. Unlike his comic counterpart, this version of Captain Marvel was equal parts pulp adventurer and superhero, and as a result, was not afraid to kill his opponents. He wasn't a callous murderer, but it will surprise people familiar with the comic to see him throw a man off a building or ''gun down several men with a machine gun''. gun'' -- men who are ''running away'' from him, even! Similarly, Billy himself would often get into gun fights, and while we never see him kill anyone on screen, it's pretty clear that he is not kidding around.
4th Nov '13 2:44:31 AM AP
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* WorldsStrongestMan: Captain Marvel, by virtue of channeling the Strength of Hercules and being the only guy on the planet with superpowers.

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* WorldsStrongestMan: Captain Marvel, by virtue of channeling the Strength of Hercules and being [[TheOnlyOne the only guy on the planet with superpowers.
superpowers]].
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