History Franchise / TheGreenHornet

21st Aug '16 8:42:39 PM theladyfromplanetx
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** Literally since in the original version Reid was the great grandson of Franchise/TheLoneRanger.

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** Literally since in the original version Reid was the great grandson grandnephew of Franchise/TheLoneRanger.
21st Aug '16 7:05:52 PM theladyfromplanetx
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*** In the second season episode "The Impractical Joker", Bruce and Dick are watching the news to which Bruce Wayne checks his watch and says "It's about time for The Green Hornet" followed by a hornet sound and theme tune.

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*** ** In the second season episode "The Impractical Joker", Bruce and Dick are watching the news to which Bruce Wayne checks his watch and says "It's about time for The Green Hornet" followed by a hornet sound and theme tune.
21st Aug '16 7:04:30 PM theladyfromplanetx
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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him hes nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesnt want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as hes going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stompped twice in a row.

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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him hes he's nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesnt doesn't want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as hes he's going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stompped stomped twice in a row.



* HarmlessElectrocution. Aerted. When Kato is about to be exacuted Britt notices that the soliders are standing on a large puddle in the rain and throws a loose electrical wire to take out the soliders and then takes out the commander with a stick. It's never implied that they survived.

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* HarmlessElectrocution. Aerted. Averted. When Kato is about to be exacuted executed Britt notices that the soliders soldiers are standing on a large puddle in the rain and throws a loose electrical wire to take out the soliders soldiers and then takes out the commander with a stick. It's never implied that they survived.



* IOweYouMyLife: Kato swore to serve Britt when he saved him from japanese soliders before they executed him.
* ImprovisedWeapon: In Year One Britt is on the run from some soliders in Africa who just killed his friend and he stumbles across a nest of Hornets, they are green , and throws a rock through their nest. The hornets attack in a frenzy and kill the soliders.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Kato swore to serve Britt when he saved him from japanese soliders Japanese soldiers before they executed him.
* ImprovisedWeapon: In Year One Britt is on the run from some soliders soldiers in Africa who just killed his friend and he stumbles across a nest of Hornets, they are green , and throws a rock through their nest. The hornets attack in a frenzy and kill the soliders.soldiers.



** Also, of course,mthe most famour portrayal of Kato was by Hong Kong native Bruce Lee.

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** Also, of course,mthe course,the most famour famous portrayal of Kato was by Hong Kong native Bruce Lee.


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*** In the second season episode "The Impractical Joker", Bruce and Dick are watching the news to which Bruce Wayne checks his watch and says "It's about time for The Green Hornet" followed by a hornet sound and theme tune.
18th Aug '16 3:31:41 PM Tre
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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on the [[SciFiChannel SyFy Channel]] on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.

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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on the [[SciFiChannel SyFy Channel]] Creator/{{Syfy}} on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.
11th Aug '16 5:05:22 PM ANTMuddle
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* Can'tLiveThemCan'tLiveWithoutThem: Averted. Despite the jokes of Kato's skill level directed towards him the Hornet has proven that he is more than capable of running his show without Kato and take him out in a fight.
* TheCastShowOff: Creator/BruceLee as Kato in the TV series. In prior versions of the property, Kato was merely Reid's valet and the Hornet's sidekick, and he did not demonstrate any notable fighting skills, much less martial arts mastery. [[AdaptationalBadass Owing to Lee's status as a martial arts master, his Kato was given every chance to show that mastery on the air. This has influenced subsequent adaptations of the property; it is probably now unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any new adaptation of The Green Hornet in any medium]].

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* Can'tLiveThemCan'tLiveWithoutThem: CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Averted. Despite the jokes of Kato's skill level directed towards him the Hornet has proven that he is more than capable of running his show without Kato and take him out in a fight.
* TheCastShowOff: Creator/BruceLee as Kato in the TV series. In prior versions of the property, Kato was merely Reid's valet and the Hornet's sidekick, and he did not demonstrate any notable fighting skills, much less martial arts mastery. [[AdaptationalBadass Owing to Lee's status as a martial arts master, his Kato was given every chance to show that mastery on the air. This has influenced subsequent adaptations of the property; it is now probably now unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any new adaptation of The Green Hornet in any medium]].



* CoatHatMask: see above

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* CoatHatMask: see aboveabove.



* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him hes nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him hes nothing WITH him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesnt want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as hes going down. He was no match for either of them.

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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him hes he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him hes nothing WITH ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesnt want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as hes going down. He was no match for either of them.



* DramaticHalfHour: The TV adaptation

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* DramaticHalfHour: The TV adaptationadaptation.
6th Aug '16 3:27:43 PM nombretomado
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** Other possible Green Hornet {{Expy}}s include the first Sandman in the DCUniverse (costumed in fedora, overcoat and gas mask, and armed with a gas gun), and the Crimson Avenger (who had a valet assistant named Wing).

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** Other possible Green Hornet {{Expy}}s include the first Sandman in the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse (costumed in fedora, overcoat and gas mask, and armed with a gas gun), and the Crimson Avenger (who had a valet assistant named Wing).
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.
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