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* {{Egopolis}}: In the VillainWorld created by Babar's wish in "A Charmed Life" where Rataxes rules over both the rhinos and the elephants, the city in the place of Celesteville is called "Rataxesville".
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The episode "A Charmed Life" has the elephant king overwhelmed by work wishing never to be king while carrying a gypsy amulet. The result is a VillainWorld with Rataxes ruling Celesteville and having all elephants and rhinos living in misery.
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* QuicksandSucks: In "The Gift", while chasing Rataxes and Basil to get back the feather the rhinos stole from them, Babar and Zephyr gets trapped in a sand trap. Rataxes initially wants to let them drown, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold his guilt gets the better of him and rescues them]].


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* VineSwing: In "The Gift", Zephyr, Basil and Babar swing on vines as they try to snatch the feather of the Weeping Wonderbird from each other. Babar ends up [[WatchOutForThatTree bumping into a tree]].
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** In "The Gift", the heroes encounter an enormous crocodile who attempts to eat them, but is [[MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast calmed down with a song]].

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** In "The Gift", the heroes Babar and Zephyr encounter an enormous crocodile who attempts to eat them, but is [[MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast calmed down with a song]].song]]. Basil also attempts to sing to the crocodile, but Rataxes stops him, so they end up having to fight the crocodile with golf clubs instead.
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* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: The crocodile in "The Gift" lets Babar and Zephyr go when they sing him a song.



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile:
** In "The Gift", the heroes encounter an enormous crocodile who attempts to eat them, but is [[MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast calmed down with a song]].
** Zigzagged in "The Coin". Captain Sanga and his two Mates are all crocodiles, and in return for retrieving the sleeping sickness medicine that Celesteville so desperately needs, they make Babar vow that should anyone provide him with a piece of a gold coin they divide as a token of this event, he will grant a single favor they ask, no matter how extreme or unreasonable. [[spoiler:Subverted in that not only is Sanga's 1st Mate's favor cashed in for the reasonable request of a ship, but Cornelius reveals that Sanga secretly gave his piece of the coin to Cornelius as both a sign of his admiration for Babar's courage and to thank Cornelius for saving his life when he caught sleeping sickness himself, asking that Cornelius use this as a safeguard against someone making unreasonable demands with the other two pieces.]]



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Zigzagged in "The Coin". Captain Sanga and his two Mates are all crocodiles, and in return for retrieving the sleeping sickness medicine that Celesteville so desperately needs, they make Babar vow that should anyone provide him with a piece of a gold coin they divide as a token of this event, he will grant a single favor they ask, no matter how extreme or unreasonable. [[spoiler:Subverted in that not only is Sanga's 1st Mate's favor cashed in for the reasonable request of a ship, but Cornelius reveals that Sanga secretly gave his piece of the coin to Cornelius as both a sign of his admiration for Babar's courage and to thank Cornelius for saving his life when he caught sleeping sickness himself, asking that Cornelius use this as a safeguard against someone making unreasonable demands with the other two pieces.]]
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* CoolOldGuy: Cornelius is a wise and supportive elderly elephant who is something of a father figure to Babar, often resolving the conflict in the episode.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Babar could very well be the type's exemplar. Cornelius is also a good example.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Babar could very well be the type's exemplar. is a [[TheGoodKing selfless and responsible king]], who only makes mistakes due to his young age and inexperience, and his personal advisor Cornelius is also a good example.wise and supportive.
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* {{Kaiju}}: The title creatures from "Conga the Terrible" and "The Unsalted Sea Serpent". One is a giant gorilla in the vein of ''Film/KingKong'', the other is a StockNessMonster. [[spoiler: Notably, both are revealed to be nicer than they look.]]

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* {{Kaiju}}: The title creatures from "Conga the Terrible" and "The Unsalted Sea Serpent". One is a giant gorilla in the vein of ''Film/KingKong'', the other is a gigantic StockNessMonster. [[spoiler: Notably, both are revealed to be nicer than they look.]]
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* {{Kaiju}}: The title creatures from "Conga the Terrible" and "The Unsalted Sea Serpent". One is a giant gorilla in the vein of ''Film/KingKong'', the other is a StockNessMonster. [[spoiler: Notably, both are revealed to be nicer than they look.]]
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* NoNameGiven: The Old Lady.

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* NoNameGiven: The Babar's human surrogate mother is only referred to as "The Old Lady.Lady" or "Madame".
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* TokenHuman: The Old Lady is the only human in the Land of the Elephants. No one remarks on this, ever.

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* TokenHuman: The Old Lady is the only human in the Land of the Elephants. No Elephants, moving from the human city to Celesteville in one remarks on this, ever.
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