History Literature / JohnCarterOfMars

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.
12th Feb '16 5:55:06 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, 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, 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.
7th Feb '16 6:36:09 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--->"I am Ras Thavas, why should I incline the head to any other? In my world, nothing counts but brain and in that respect, and without egorism, I may say that I acknowledge no superior."

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--->"I am Ras Thavas, why should I incline the head to any other? In my world, nothing counts but brain and in that respect, and without egorism, egotism, I may say that I acknowledge no superior."
3rd Feb '16 10:02:32 PM PaulA
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* BlingOfWar / BlingBlingBang: In ''The Chessman of Mars'', Gahan of Gathol carries a jeweled sword along with his other finery. Tara is so less than impressed that he has to work to overcome it, disguising himself as a mercenary in plain clothing to win her favor.
* 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.

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* BlingOfWar / BlingBlingBang: BlingOfWar[=/=]BlingBlingBang: In ''The Chessman of Mars'', Gahan of Gathol carries a jeweled sword along with his other finery. Tara is so less than impressed that he has to work to overcome it, disguising himself as a mercenary in plain clothing to win her favor.
* BlondesAreEvil / BlondGuysAreEvil: 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.



* TheMagnificent/ TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Quite a few villains in the series have a large number of grandiose (and usually undeserved) titles. The evil White Martian leader Matai Shang, for instance, is referred to as the ''"Holy Hekkador of the Holy Therns, Father of Therns, Master of Life and Death Upon Barsoom, Brother of Issus, Prince of Life Eternal"'' by his daughter in ''The Gods of Mars.'' [[spoiler: Issus,]] meanwhile, is implied to have around 53 titles later in the same book, though fortunately only three of them are actually listed anywhere.


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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Quite a few villains in the series have a large number of grandiose (and usually undeserved) titles. The evil White Martian leader Matai Shang, for instance, is referred to as the "Holy Hekkador of the Holy Therns, Father of Therns, Master of Life and Death Upon Barsoom, Brother of Issus, Prince of Life Eternal" by his daughter in ''The Gods of Mars''. [[spoiler:Issus]], meanwhile, is implied to have around 53 titles later in the same book, though fortunately only three of them are actually listed anywhere.
3rd Feb '16 9:54:43 PM PaulA
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--> -- from '''''The Warlord of Mars'''''

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--> -- -->-- from '''''The ''The Warlord of Mars'''''
Mars''



--> [[AvengingTheVillain That for Matai Shang]]! That for the wrong you would have done Dejah Thoris. And that, and that, and that for John Carter, Prince of Helium!

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--> [[AvengingTheVillain That -->"That for Matai Shang]]! Shang! That for the wrong you would have done Dejah Thoris. And that, and that, and that for John Carter, Prince of Helium!Helium!"



* BadAssBoast: John Carter gives the 'First Born' a good one in ''Gods of Mars''.
--> "I am a citizen of two worlds; Captain John Carter of Virginia, Prince of the House of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium. Take this man to your goddess, as I have said, and tell her too, that I as I have done to Xodar and Thurid, so also can I do to the mightiest of her Dators. With naked hands, with long-sword or with short-sword, I challenge the flower of her fighting-men to combat."

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* BadAssBoast: BadAssBoast:
**
John Carter gives the 'First Born' a good one in ''Gods of Mars''.
--> "I --->"I am a citizen of two worlds; Captain John Carter of Virginia, Prince of the House of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium. Take this man to your goddess, as I have said, and tell her too, that I as I have done to Xodar and Thurid, so also can I do to the mightiest of her Dators. With naked hands, with long-sword or with short-sword, I challenge the flower of her fighting-men to combat."



---> "I am Ras Thavas, why should I incline the head to any other? In my world, nothing counts but brain and in that respect, and without egorism, I may say that I acknowledge no superior."

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---> "I --->"I am Ras Thavas, why should I incline the head to any other? In my world, nothing counts but brain and in that respect, and without egorism, I may say that I acknowledge no superior."



-->''She was as destitute of clothes as any Martian, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.''

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-->''She -->She was as destitute of clothes as any Martian, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.''



---> ''You are a brave people and you love bravery, but where was your mighty jeddak during the fighting today? I did not see him in the thick of battle; he was not there. He rends defenseless women and little children in his lair, but how recently has one of you seen him fight with men?''

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---> ''You --->"You are a brave people and you love bravery, but where was your mighty jeddak during the fighting today? I did not see him in the thick of battle; he was not there. He rends defenseless women and little children in his lair, but how recently has one of you seen him fight with men?''men?"



--->''The jeddak knows that in the annals of Manator her jeddaks have ever been accounted the bravest of her warriors. Where my jeddak leads I will follow, nor may any jeddak call me a coward or a craven unless I refuse to go where he dares to go. I have spoken.''

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--->''The --->"The jeddak knows that in the annals of Manator her jeddaks have ever been accounted the bravest of her warriors. Where my jeddak leads I will follow, nor may any jeddak call me a coward or a craven unless I refuse to go where he dares to go. I have spoken.''"



-->"Sarkoja told Sola that you had become a true Thark," she said, "and that I would now see no more of you than of any of the other warriors."\\

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-->"Sarkoja --->"Sarkoja told Sola that you had become a true Thark," she said, "and that I would now see no more of you than of any of the other warriors."\\



-->I have made of her a free woman, and I have married her and made her thus a princess of Manatos. Her son is my son, O-Tar, and though thou be my jeddak, I say to you that for any harm that befalls A-Kor you shall answer to U-Thor of Manatos.

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-->I -->"I have made of her a free woman, and I have married her and made her thus a princess of Manatos. Her son is my son, O-Tar, and though thou be my jeddak, I say to you that for any harm that befalls A-Kor you shall answer to U-Thor of Manatos."



--->To the Jed who has offered to explain why Carter must die for aiding one of their own: "It is going to take a great deal of explaining, your majesty."
--->'It might almost be a pleasure to have one's throat slit by one of them (the Olovars), he would be so polite about it.'
--->"Had I not done so we might have been saved some very harrowing experiences. Although, if my past life is any criterion we would have found plenty of other adventures."

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--->To ** To the Jed who has offered to explain why Carter must die for aiding one of their own: "It is going to take a great deal of explaining, your majesty."
--->'It ** 'It might almost be a pleasure to have one's throat slit by one of them (the Olovars), he would be so polite about it.'
--->"Had ** "Had I not done so we might have been saved some very harrowing experiences. Although, if my past life is any criterion we would have found plenty of other adventures."



-->''Gor Hajus was essentially a man of sentiment, though he would doubtless have run through the heart any who had dared accuse him of it, thus perfectly proving the truth of the other's accusation.''

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-->''Gor -->Gor Hajus was essentially a man of sentiment, though he would doubtless have run through the heart any who had dared accuse him of it, thus perfectly proving the truth of the other's accusation.''
3rd Feb '16 8:32:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In his own way, Ras Thavas in ''Master Mind Mars'':

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** In his own way, Ras Thavas in ''Master Mind of Mars'':



* BlingOfWar[=/=]BlingBlingBang: In ''The Chessman of Mars'', Gahan of Gathol carries a jeweled sword along with his other finery. Tara is so less than impressed that he has to work to overcome it, disguising himself as a mercenary in plain clothing to win her favor.

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* BlingOfWar[=/=]BlingBlingBang: BlingOfWar / BlingBlingBang: In ''The Chessman of Mars'', Gahan of Gathol carries a jeweled sword along with his other finery. Tara is so less than impressed that he has to work to overcome it, disguising himself as a mercenary in plain clothing to win her favor.



->''You are a brave people and you love bravery, but where was your mighty jeddak during the fighting today? I did not see him in the thick of battle; he was not there. He rends defenseless women and little children in his lair, but how recently has one of you seen him fight with men?''

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->''You ---> ''You are a brave people and you love bravery, but where was your mighty jeddak during the fighting today? I did not see him in the thick of battle; he was not there. He rends defenseless women and little children in his lair, but how recently has one of you seen him fight with men?''
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