History Franchise / Zorro

31st Aug '16 9:41:03 AM erforce
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There have been many Zorro movies (notably the 1920 Silent {{Swashbuckler}} ''The Mark of Zorro'' starring DouglasFairbanks and its 1940 TwentiethCenturyFox sound re-make with Tyrone Power), at least six television series (three of them [[AnimatedAdaptation animated]]), a couple live-action ones, some [[strike:professional FanFic]] novels by other authors reinterpreting the character, one Hispanic SoapOpera ("Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa") based on one of these novels (the one written by Creator/IsabelAllende, if you wonder), a few ComicBook adaptations, and even an Anime series (''Kaiketsu Zorro''). There were two films in 1998 (''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'') and 2005 (''The Legend of Zorro'') with Anthony Hopkins as the aging hero, Antonio Banderas as his protege [[LegacyCharacter and heir]] and Catherine Zeta Jones as Hopkins' daughter and Banderas' ActionGirlfriend.

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There have been many Zorro movies (notably the 1920 Silent {{Swashbuckler}} ''The Mark of Zorro'' starring DouglasFairbanks and its 1940 TwentiethCenturyFox sound re-make with Tyrone Power), at least six television series (three of them [[AnimatedAdaptation animated]]), a couple live-action ones, some [[strike:professional FanFic]] novels by other authors reinterpreting the character, one Hispanic SoapOpera ("Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa") based on one of these novels (the one written by Creator/IsabelAllende, if you wonder), a few ComicBook adaptations, and even an Anime series (''Kaiketsu Zorro''). There were two films in 1998 (''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'') and 2005 (''The Legend of Zorro'') (''Film/TheLegendOfZorro'') with Anthony Hopkins as the aging hero, Antonio Banderas as his protege [[LegacyCharacter and heir]] and Catherine Zeta Jones as Hopkins' daughter and Banderas' ActionGirlfriend.
30th Jul '16 3:57:36 PM tropower
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** The 1990 series takes it a step further by referring to the evil mayor as the "alcalde" and the town the series takes place in as the "pueblo".
30th Jul '16 3:53:51 PM tropower
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* StopOrIShootMyself: Dona Lolita, the heroine of the original Zorro novel, does this with a dagger forcing the Alcalde's guards to let her escape.

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* StopOrIShootMyself: Dona Doña Lolita, the heroine of the original Zorro novel, does this with a dagger forcing the Alcalde's guards to let her escape.
30th Jul '16 3:51:12 PM tropower
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Batman. In addition to the basic similarities, some stories have established that the movie the Waynes went to see on the night they were murdered was... ''The Mark of Zorro''. In the 1990 series (starring Ducan Regehr), Adam West makes an appearance as "Dr. Henry Wayne", who is astounded at the idea of riding out from a cave under the mansion to fight crime!

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Batman. In addition to the basic similarities, some stories have established that the movie the Waynes went to see on the night they were murdered was... ''The Mark of Zorro''. In the 1990 series (starring Ducan Duncan Regehr), Adam West makes an appearance as "Dr. Henry Wayne", who is astounded at the idea of riding out from a cave under the mansion to fight crime!
20th Jul '16 11:09:29 AM HighCrate
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** In Isabel Allende's novel Diego has a second Zorro outfit and sword made for Bernardo to throw villains for a loop, and Isabel de Romeu butts in with Bernardo's Zorro costume when the villain is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to have both Diego imprisoned and his men keep an eye on Bernardo in case he donned the Zorro outfit. The epilogue makes clear that in the end Diego is the main Zorro, but both Bernardo and Isabel would wear his costume if needed and can kick just as much ass as him.

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** In Isabel Allende's novel Diego has a second Zorro outfit and sword made for Bernardo to throw villains for a loop, and Isabel de Romeu butts in with Bernardo's Zorro costume when the villain is DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to have both Diego imprisoned and his men keep an eye on Bernardo in case he donned the Zorro outfit. The epilogue makes clear that in the end Diego is the main Zorro, but both Bernardo and Isabel would wear his costume if needed and can kick just as much ass as him.
10th Jul '16 3:43:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Zig-zagged with the guitar killer's brother, Sodom. In terms of pure villainy, he took it a step further than most other villains, being GenreSavvy enough to figure out Zorro's identity after hypnotizing the entire town until he found out Diego was the man behind the mask from Bernardo and attempting to murder Diego's family. However, when it came to actual fighting prowess, Sabat's brother ended up faring no better than most of the other One-Shot villains and was defeated by Zorro in short order.

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*** Zig-zagged with the guitar killer's brother, Sodom. In terms of pure villainy, he took it a step further than most other villains, being GenreSavvy smart enough to figure out Zorro's identity after hypnotizing the entire town until he found out Diego was the man behind the mask from Bernardo and attempting to murder Diego's family. However, when it came to actual fighting prowess, Sabat's brother ended up faring no better than most of the other One-Shot villains and was defeated by Zorro in short order.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army and its commander were clearly hated by the populace but Raymond proved adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and place to make himself look more generous than he really was. A notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and looking like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. So while Raymond didn't have a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army and its commander were clearly hated by the populace but Raymond proved adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and place to make himself look more generous than he really was. A notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and looking like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. So while Raymond didn't have a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.
20th Apr '16 7:46:49 PM PaulA
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Think ''TheScarletPimpernel'' moved to California.

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Think ''TheScarletPimpernel'' ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel'' moved to California.
14th Apr '16 7:42:10 PM overman2099
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army and its commander were clearly hated by the populace. In spite of that, however, Raymond proved quite adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and right place to make himself look more generous and reasonable than he really was. A notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and looking like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. So while Raymond didn't have a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army and its commander were clearly hated by the populace. In spite of that, however, populace but Raymond proved quite adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and right place to make himself look more generous and reasonable than he really was. A notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and looking like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. So while Raymond didn't have a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.
14th Apr '16 7:40:02 PM overman2099
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** The episode "Killer Guitar" introduced Sabat, an assassin and a sniper who hid his rifle inside his guitar. His episode marked the first time a villain actually killed another character on-screen(a newspaper guy who had been writing against the army). Sabat also came dangerously close to killing Zorro but fortunately, Zorro was prepared and wore bullet-proof padding to block the bullet. Sabat was the only one-shot villain whose legacy lasted beyond a single episode as his brother would come back for revenge against Zorro in a later episode.
*** Zig-zagged with the guitar killer's brother, Sodom. In terms of pure villainy, he took it a step further than most other villains, being GenreSavvy enough to figure out Zorro's identity after hypnotizing the entire town until he found out Diego was the man behind the mask from Bernardo and attempting to murder Diego's family. However, when it came to actual fighting prowess, Sabat's brother ended up faring no better than most of the other One-Shot villains and was defeated by Zorro in short order. He also fell into the TooDumbToLive category after he fell into his own death trap and refused Zorro's help because his pride and hatred for Zorro was too strong.

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** The episode "Killer Guitar" introduced Sabat, an assassin and a sniper who hid his rifle inside his guitar. His episode marked the first time a villain actually killed another character on-screen(a newspaper guy who had been writing against the army). Sabat also came dangerously close to killing Zorro but fortunately, Zorro was prepared and wore bullet-proof padding to block blocked the bullet. bullet with armor. Sabat was also the only one-shot villain whose legacy lasted beyond a single episode as his brother would come back for revenge against Zorro in a later episode.
*** Zig-zagged with the guitar killer's brother, Sodom. In terms of pure villainy, he took it a step further than most other villains, being GenreSavvy enough to figure out Zorro's identity after hypnotizing the entire town until he found out Diego was the man behind the mask from Bernardo and attempting to murder Diego's family. However, when it came to actual fighting prowess, Sabat's brother ended up faring no better than most of the other One-Shot villains and was defeated by Zorro in short order. He also fell into the TooDumbToLive category after he fell into his own death trap and refused Zorro's help because his pride and hatred for Zorro was too strong.



** Epically {{Subverted}} in "The Sword from Japan": the episode revolves around a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], [[AbsurdlySharpBlade believed to be able to cut through another sword and kill the man wielding it]], and the three-way fight between the soldiers supposed to deliver it to the governor (Raymund had bought it as a gift for the governor), a group of bandits that want its incredible cutting power, and Zorro, who aims to keep it out of from anyone who could use it for evil, but when the bandit leader gets his hands on it and attacks Zorro is discovered it was a ''bamboo fake''. HilarityEnsues when the governor and Raymund find out.

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** Epically {{Subverted}} in "The Sword from Japan": the episode revolves around a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], [[AbsurdlySharpBlade believed to be able to cut through another sword and kill the man wielding it]], and the three-way fight between the soldiers supposed to deliver it to the governor (Raymund had bought it as a gift for the governor), a group of bandits that want its incredible cutting power, and Zorro, who aims to keep it out of from anyone who could use it for evil, but when the bandit leader gets his hands on it and attacks Zorro is discovered it was a [[HilarityEnsues ''bamboo fake''. HilarityEnsues when the governor and Raymund find out.fake'']]
14th Apr '16 7:37:43 PM overman2099
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army was clearly detested by the populace for its corrupt behavior and as head of the army, Raymond himself naturally received that popular disdain as well. In spite of that, however, Raymond proved quite adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and right place to make himself look more generous and reasonable than he really was. One instance was where he clamped down on Gabriel's obsession for Lolita, stopping Gabriel's stalker-esque behavior on its tracks not out of the goodness of his own heart but to avoid having the army hit with more scandals. Another notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and making himself look like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. More often than not, he was seen lecturing his underlings like Gabriel and Kapital, informing them how to behave in the public eye and telling them that they shouldn't harass certain figures who had the love and respect of the townspeople. So while Raymond may not have had a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to manipulate public opinion and make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Zig-zagged with Commander Raymond in the Kaiketsu Zorro anime. The Spanish army was and its commander were clearly detested hated by the populace for its corrupt behavior and as head of the army, Raymond himself naturally received that popular disdain as well.populace. In spite of that, however, Raymond proved quite adept at manipulating public opinion, always positioning himself at the right time and right place to make himself look more generous and reasonable than he really was. One instance was where he clamped down on Gabriel's obsession for Lolita, stopping Gabriel's stalker-esque behavior on its tracks not out of the goodness of his own heart but to avoid having the army hit with more scandals. Another A notable instance was where Zorro had implicated the army and a corrupt merchant named Diaz in stealing grain from the people. As soon as he was exposed, Raymond acted quickly, shooting Diaz and then promising the people that they could have their grain back while allowing Zorro to leave unharmed as a gesture of good will for "helping" the army uncover Diaz's corruption, thereby avoiding an angry riot and making himself look looking like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. More often than not, he was seen lecturing his underlings like Gabriel and Kapital, informing them how to behave in the public eye and telling them that they shouldn't harass certain figures who had the love and respect of the townspeople. So while Raymond may not didn't have had a one hundred percent approval rating, he was still smart and GenreSavvy enough to know how to manipulate public opinion and make himself look reasonable enough in the public eye to avoid outright rioting.
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