History Literature / JohnCarterOfMars

29th Aug '16 8:02:17 PM PaulA
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* ReincarnateInAnotherWorld: In ''Master-Mind of Mars'', Ulysses S. Paxton ends up on Mars after dying in the trenches in World War I.
22nd Jul '16 9:53:56 AM Rakked
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** Every female of many (though not all) of the Martian races is supposed to be an ActionGirl, [[FauxActionGirl but they're not very impressive at it.]]

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** Every female of many (though not all) of the Martian races is supposed to be an ActionGirl, [[FauxActionGirl but they're not many of them aren't very impressive at it.]]it,]] especially earlier in the series.
18th Jun '16 12:11:34 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: the god Tur is worshipped solely by the Phundahlians, while the god Komal (who is actually just a large Banth) is only worshipped by the Lotharians.
22nd May '16 1:02:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]BlondGuysAreEvil: Despite actually being bald, the Therns arguably count due to constantly wearing blonde wigs in order to resemble their naturally blonde-haired ancestors. By contrast, the other, less evil Martian races generally either have black hair or visibly have no hair at all.
2nd May '16 12:23:55 PM roxana
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** In ''Chessmen of Mars'' Turan apologizes to Tara for forcibly carrying her to safety while leaving their companion Ghek in danger explaining that if they had been three fighting men they could have died together but both he and Ghek are morally required to give their lives to save a woman. Tara accepts this with regret but not anger. That's just how things roll on Barsoom.
19th Apr '16 7:47:45 AM PaulA
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* NonProtagonistResolver: All main antagonists in the first trilogy are killed by someone else's hands other than the John cARTER.
** This trope is actually ''a plot point'' in the first book, since the main villain Sab Than is bethroted to marry Dejah Thoris and as Martian customs decree that John cannot marry a woman whose husband/betrothed he killed. Therefore, its [[TheLancer Tars Tarkas]] the one to kill Than instead.

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* NonProtagonistResolver: All main antagonists in the first trilogy are killed by someone else's hands other than the John cARTER.
Carter.
** This trope It is actually ''a a plot point'' point in the first book, since book that John ''can't'' kill the main villain Sab Than Than, since he is bethroted betrothed to marry Dejah Thoris and as Martian customs decree custom decrees that John cannot marry a woman whose husband/betrothed he killed. Therefore, its [[TheLancer Tars Tarkas]] is the one to kill Than instead. instead.



** Played with in the third book, which has a [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Trumvirate]] with Carter only personally killing one member of the group before the proper climax, while the other two turning on each other at the end. The last bad guy standing, [[TheBrute Thurid]], is then offed by [[DarkChick Phaidor]] of all people for killing her father.

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** Played with in the third book, which has a [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Trumvirate]] Triumvirate with Carter only personally killing one member of the group before the proper climax, while the other two turning turn on each other at the end. The last bad guy standing, [[TheBrute Thurid]], is then offed by [[DarkChick Phaidor]] of all people for killing her father.
19th Apr '16 12:42:05 AM TheNerevarine
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* NonProtagonistResolver: All main antagonists in the first trilogy are killed by someone else's hands other than the John cARTER.
** This trope is actually ''a plot point'' in the first book, since the main villain Sab Than is bethroted to marry Dejah Thoris and as Martian customs decree that John cannot marry a woman whose husband/betrothed he killed. Therefore, its [[TheLancer Tars Tarkas]] the one to kill Than instead.
** In the second book, Issus is lynched by a mob of angry Black Martians after having being exposed as a false goddess by John.
** Played with in the third book, which has a [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Trumvirate]] with Carter only personally killing one member of the group before the proper climax, while the other two turning on each other at the end. The last bad guy standing, [[TheBrute Thurid]], is then offed by [[DarkChick Phaidor]] of all people for killing her father.
22nd Feb '16 2:25:34 AM PaulA
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''Film/JohnCarter'', a [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]-financed [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], directed by [[Creator/PixarRegulars Andrew Stanton]] and starring Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, came out in March 2012, after about 80 years in DevelopmentHell.[[note]]No, seriously: Creator/BobClampett got so far as to produce test footage for an animated adaptation in the 30s, but received a general ItWillNeverCatchOn response from distributors and MGM shelved the project, right before Universal's FlashGordon serial became a huge hit.[[/note]]

An adaptation of ''A Princess of Mars'' was also made by TheAsylum in 2009. You can guess how that turned out.

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''Film/JohnCarter'', Attempts to make TheFilmOfTheBook began as early as the 1930s, when Creator/BobClampett got so far as to produce test footage for an animated adaptation, but it was not until the next century that a [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]-financed [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], made it all the way to release. An {{Mockbuster}} adaptation of ''A Princess of Mars'' was made by Creator/TheAsylum in 2009. The film it was made to borrow the publicity from, a Creator/{{Disney}}-financed film adaptation directed by [[Creator/PixarRegulars Andrew Stanton]] and starring Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, came spent several more years in DevelopmentHell before finally coming out in March 2012, after about 80 years in DevelopmentHell.[[note]]No, seriously: Creator/BobClampett got so far as to produce test footage for an animated adaptation in 2012 under the 30s, but received a general ItWillNeverCatchOn response from distributors and MGM shelved the project, right before Universal's FlashGordon serial became a huge hit.[[/note]]

An adaptation of ''A Princess of Mars'' was also made by TheAsylum in 2009. You can guess how that turned out.
title ''Film/JohnCarter''.
21st Feb '16 11:54:03 PM MorganWick
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''Film/JohnCarter'', a [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]-financed [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], directed by [[Creator/PixarRegulars Andrew Stanton]] and starring Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, came out in March 2012, after about 80 years in DevelopmentHell.

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''Film/JohnCarter'', a [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]-financed [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], directed by [[Creator/PixarRegulars Andrew Stanton]] and starring Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, came out in March 2012, after about 80 years in DevelopmentHell.
DevelopmentHell.[[note]]No, seriously: Creator/BobClampett got so far as to produce test footage for an animated adaptation in the 30s, but received a general ItWillNeverCatchOn response from distributors and MGM shelved the project, right before Universal's FlashGordon serial became a huge hit.[[/note]]
12th Feb '16 5:57:11 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BodyHorror: The Hormads from ''Synthetic Men of Mars''; they are utterly repulsive, and although most of them are human looking, there are a lot of them that are grossly disfigured, having body parts in the wrong places etc. It gets turned up to eleven when something goes horribly wrong in one of the tissue vats from which the Hormads are created; instead of individual Hormads, one colossal pile of flesh, bone, organs etc. is created, with multiple arms, screaming heads and other body parts sticking out. It keeps growing, sustaining itself by eating its own flesh[[note]]With a passing reference to a generic food supply provided to all growth vats[[/notes]], and threatens to eventually engulf all of Barsoom.

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* BodyHorror: The Hormads from ''Synthetic Men of Mars''; they are utterly repulsive, and although most of them are human looking, there are a lot of them that are grossly disfigured, having body parts in the wrong places etc. It gets turned up to eleven when something goes horribly wrong in one of the tissue vats from which the Hormads are created; instead of individual Hormads, one colossal pile of flesh, bone, organs etc. is created, with multiple arms, screaming heads and other body parts sticking out. It keeps growing, sustaining itself by eating its own flesh[[note]]With a passing reference to a generic food supply provided to all growth vats[[/notes]], vats[[/note]], and threatens to eventually engulf all of Barsoom.
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