History Franchise / TheGreenHornet

17th Jul '16 7:23:19 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: In most versions of the character, publicly the Hornet is, at least initially, the only costumed supervillian in a world of regular criminals.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: In most versions of the character, publicly the Hornet is, at least initially, the only costumed supervillian in a world of regular criminals.
25th Apr '16 1:45:59 AM RobTan
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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: In the Dark Horse comics, the Japanese Kato infiltrates a monsters stronghold by posing as a courier from a Chinatown gangboss, complete with Chinese cap and exaggerated Engrish accent. When Britt asks "They really thought you were Chinese?", he replies "All the same to Americans".
** Also, of course,mthe most famour portrayal of Kato was by Hong Kong native Bruce Lee.
14th Nov '15 8:25:42 PM ANTMuddle
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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: "The Preying Mantis."
9th Oct '15 8:47:34 AM Greenygal
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* FakeNationality: Kato in the radio series, film serials, and television series. While the first radio actor to voice the role was apparently Japanese (Raymond Hayashi), American Roland Parker voiced Kato for most of the series run (as his nationality shifted from Japanese to "generic Oriental" to Filipino), while American Mickey Tolan played the role towards the end. In the serials, Kato's nationality was specified as Korean, but the role was played by Chinese actor Keye Luke. And in the TV series Kato was (presumptively) Japanese (though some sources say that producer William Dozier conceived of Kato as being Korean) but played by Chinese actor Creator/BruceLee.



* MartyStu: Kato's, family included, fighting skills can range from martial arts master to Spiderman level acrobatics in a world where everybody else is forced to adhere to physics and gravity. Outside of Hornet and Kato being able to take on large groups of people in a fight the setting is very grounded in reality. The Now comics turn most of Kato's immediate family into Lady Shiva level fighters in a realistic setting. The Crimsion wasp killed a tiger with a sword by stabing it in the air, after the Hornet shot it in the face with a lighting gun and that did nothing to it. Aside from the many reasons that this is stupid it should have crused her when it fell down but the artwork suggests that she simply tossed a full grown tiger aside. Some versions of Kato have even been able to deflect bullets with swords. One member of the family threw down a mob enforcer when he came to their dojo. She was twelve. In the NOW comics the only fight Kato ever lost, agianst a 8 foot tall bear of a man trained in martial arts, was beacuse he threw it. He had earlier beaten a similar sized man with a single punch.
** The times Kato from the tv series got hit could be counted on one hand.



* TheChessMaster: The hornet constatly plays criminals and mob bosses and the yakuza like a violin.
** A good example would be the episode "The Praying Mantis". At the end of the episode the Hornet calls out the Villian in front of his people and makes him look weak, forcing him to except a fight with Kato that he promptly loses, and then calls in the police to take him in while he and kato leave.

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* TheChessMaster: The hornet constatly Hornet constantly plays criminals and mob bosses and the yakuza like a violin.
** A good example would be the episode "The Praying Preying Mantis". At the end of the episode the Hornet calls out the Villian villain in front of his people and makes him look weak, forcing him to except accept a fight with Kato that he promptly loses, and then calls in the police to take him in while he and kato Kato leave.



** In fact he is so good at it that its one of the reasons that he nearly quits being the Hornet, beacuse he feels like he has too much power over people and its easy to lose yourself doing it.( Same reason Batman wont kill anyone, even the joker. Its a slippery slope.)

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** In fact fact, he is so good at it that its it's one of the reasons that he nearly quits being the Hornet, beacuse because he feels like he has too much power over people and its it's easy to lose yourself doing it.( Same reason Batman wont kill anyone, even the joker. Its a slippery slope.)



* TakeUpMySword: Averted, in the Dynamite Entertainment series Britt Jr. becomes the Green Hornet after being discouraged by the elder Kato and his daughter Mulan. This may also be the case with the Katos.

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* TakeUpMySword: Averted, Averted in the Dynamite Entertainment series series; Britt Jr. becomes the Green Hornet after being discouraged by the elder Kato and his daughter Mulan. This may also be the case with the Katos.



* WhatAnIdiot: Despite his supposed SidekickExMachina status Kato from the tv series had a lot of these moments.
** While he and the Hornet are facing off against some big game hunters Kato takes one of them out "stealthly" by noisly screaming as he knocks him out, he would have been shot by a crossbow if the hornet had not saved him.
** In "This Ray is For Killing" while chasing a villain with Case in the car with him , due to the having blackmailed Brit and demanding that she deliver the money, Kato asks if they can use the missiles on them even though he knows Case is with them. The Hornet tells him that they can't do that, for the obvious reason.
** A man was just killed by a poison dart and Kato immediately tries to pick it up before the Hornet stops him. It may very well have killed him.
** The Hornet leaves Kato outside of a house to watch as he goes in. The man ends up locking the Hornet in an armored room and leaves the house. Kato sees him leaving the house without Britt and just stares on dumbfounded as he gets in his car and leaves despite having pleantly of time to stop him.
** The Hornet and Kato Have one of Britts friends Mike Axford (who does not know his secret) and are planning to "dispose" of him to gain the trust of the villian of the episode. The villian sets a pet jajuar on them and Kato releases him to take a fighting stance. 1. The Hornet is well armed with weapons 2. Kato's kung fu is useless agianst a 300 pound wild cat and 3. Why on earth would you let Mike go when he thought you where a dangerous criminal getting ready to off him. The cat catches Mike and mauls him before it is taken out by the Hornets gas gun making Kato's releasing of Mike even stupider.
** The duo are pinned down by an EliteMook in a harbor. Kato tells Britt that he can take him out despite there being no cover and the guy is too far away. Britt tells him there is no cover and he'll get shot. (Kato's only weapons are his fists and throwing knives) [[EpicFail Kato tried to take down a professional killer with a high quality gun from across a harbor with his fists and small throwing knives and had to be told that he would get shot.]]
** Kato spends an entire episode pissed off and bitchy beacuse he lost a fight. He didnt even lose he just got sucker punched. Also overlaps with {{Wangst}}.
** After taking out some mooks with the Black Beauty only one is left and fires at him uselessly and throws his gun away. Kato for no reason at all assumes that he only had one gun and immediately steps out to face him hand to hand instead of using the armored car to take him out like the others. He did'nt have another gun and Kato promptly beats him but assuming he did'nt and not taking him out with an armored car was pretty stupid.
16th Aug '15 11:51:33 AM MarkLungo
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* NeverLiveItDown: Kato's fighting skill. Bruce Lee's then unseen fighting skills caused many people to over look the Hornet's own abilites which were more mental and less physical, though he was more than capable of fighting back, and people beleive that the Hornet did nothing but take credit for Kato's work.
** This is extreamly bad in Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story in which a scene of the Green Hornet show is being shot werein the Hornet is tied up and looking so scared that he seems like hes going to wet himself, Britt was every bit as cool under fire as Kato was, only for Kato to kick down a door and beatdown the villians with seamingly super human strength as the Hornet does nothing more than cheer him on and look pathetic. This NEVER happend in the show, Kato helped sure but the Hornet had to save him a few times, check WhatAnIdiot, but it now seems that there at the very least has to be a joke at the Hornet's expence about who the real hero is, despite the fact that Hornet is unarguably the smarter of the two and Kato, at the very least the tv series version, would have gotten nowhere fighting criminals without Britt's intelligence.
** To make matters worse Robin has saved Batman far more times the Kato saved Britt, and once again Britt did save Kato more than once, but batman has not recived this treatment.
16th Aug '15 11:44:41 AM MarkLungo
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* NeverLiveItDown: Kato's fighting skill. Bruce Lee's then unseen fighting skills caused many people to over look the Hornets own abilites which were more mental and less physical, though he was more than capable of fighting back, and people beleive that the Hornet did nothing but take credit for Kato's work.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Kato's fighting skill. Bruce Lee's then unseen fighting skills caused many people to over look the Hornets Hornet's own abilites which were more mental and less physical, though he was more than capable of fighting back, and people beleive that the Hornet did nothing but take credit for Kato's work.
15th Aug '15 8:09:33 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* NeverLiveItDown: Kato's fighting skill. Burce lee's then unseen fighting skills caused many people to over look the Hornets own abilites which were more mental and less physical, though he was more than capable of fighting back, and people beleive that the Hornet did nothing but take credit for Kato's work.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Kato's fighting skill. Burce lee's Bruce Lee's then unseen fighting skills caused many people to over look the Hornets own abilites which were more mental and less physical, though he was more than capable of fighting back, and people beleive that the Hornet did nothing but take credit for Kato's work.
1st Aug '15 10:25:21 PM jadeflute
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** In "The Hornet and the Firefly" Kato knocks down the Firefly with a punch and a shoulder throw and then turns his back on him to watch for the Hornet to come out of a burning building. The Firefly hits him in the back and runs away. There is no way that a shoulder throw would have knocked him out. He was probably worried about Britt but he ran in after he threw the guy down. He just forgot about him.
1st Aug '15 10:12:53 PM jadeflute
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** In "The Hornet and the Firefly" Kato knocks down the Firefly with a punch and a shoulder throw and then turns his back on him to watch for the Hornet to come out of a burning building. The Firefly hits him in the back and runs away. There is no way that a shoulder throw would have knocked him out. He was probably worried about Britt but he ran in after he threw the guy down. He just forgot about him.
1st Aug '15 9:53:46 PM jadeflute
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** The only time Kato from the tv series was hit by someone was when he was sucker punched by someone else trained in kung fu. Even in their rematch the guy only landed one blow as he was falling down.

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** The only time times Kato from the tv series was got hit by someone was when he was sucker punched by someone else trained in kung fu. Even in their rematch the guy only landed could be counted on one blow as he was falling down.hand.
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