History Series / KungFu

25th Sep '16 8:05:17 AM MarkLungo
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* BaldOfAwesome: All the monks in the monastery, including Caine before he left.



* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.

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* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine Creator/JohnCarradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.



* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"Evil".
25th Sep '16 8:02:23 AM MarkLungo
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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].

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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter.BountyHunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].
23rd Sep '16 6:19:31 AM starjammer05
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' includes many elements that straddle the line between Chinese mysticism and outright magic.


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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Unlike the original series, many of this series' stories revolve around outright supernatural plot-lines. Caine himself gains magical powers from his Shao-Lin training.
23rd Sep '16 6:13:02 AM starjammer05
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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these). A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.

There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.

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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these).

There was a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 as a sequel. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. This series does not appear to include the events of ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' in its continuity. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.

There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
NoEnding.
23rd Sep '16 5:57:51 AM starjammer05
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There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
10th Apr '16 3:58:16 PM darkmorpher
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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these).
A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.

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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these).
these). A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.
10th Apr '16 11:50:40 AM DrSlide
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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Kwai Chang Caine.

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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Kwai Chang Caine.Caine never uses a weapon when he has to fight someone, and if he disarms an opponent, he simply throws their weapon aside or breaks it.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Cain fights a Ninja in ''The Assassin''

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Cain Caine fights a Ninja in ''The Assassin''"The Assassin."



* MagicalAsian: Masters Po and Kan to Caine and Caine himself to most white people he meets.

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* MagicalAsian: Masters Po and Kan to Caine Caine, and Caine himself to most white people he meets.



* {{BFG}}: Kermit's Desert Eagle pistol.



* GrandFinale: In the final story arc of the series, Peter finally completes his training and becomes a full Shaolin monk, resigning from the police force to pursue that calling full-time. Kwai Chang is granted the status of a [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Shambala Master]] and leaves Peter in order to continue his wandering. The final scene between father and son concludes when Peter [[WhenYouSnatchThePebble snatches the pebble]] from Kwai Chang's hand.

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* GrandFinale: In the final story arc of the series, Peter finally completes his training and becomes a full Shaolin monk, resigning from the police force to pursue that calling full-time. Kwai Chang is granted the status of a [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Shambala Master]] and leaves Peter in order to continue his wandering.wandering and find out if his wife is still alive. The final scene between father and son concludes when Peter [[WhenYouSnatchThePebble snatches the pebble]] from Kwai Chang's hand.



* IdenticalGrandson: Kwai Chang Caine from ''The Legend Continues'', grandson of Kwai Chang from the original series. Both played by David Carradine. Implied on occasion to actually be the same man.

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* IdenticalGrandson: Kwai Chang Caine from ''The Legend Continues'', grandson of Kwai Chang from the original series. Both played by David Carradine.Carradine, and both half-Chinese. Implied on occasion to actually be the same man.


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7th Mar '16 4:37:02 AM Maniago
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Cain fights a Ninja in ''The Assassin''



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21st Jan '16 10:22:38 AM creepingdeath
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* DirtyCop: Used occasionally, most notably in ''The Lacquered Box'', where 2 dirty cops try to get Peter killed.


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* NestedStory: ''The Lacquered Box'' is Caine flashing back to a previous instance when Peter was injured as Peter is in the hospital after being shot.
15th Jan '16 8:37:32 AM creepingdeath
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* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a area of forest.


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* HeelFaceTurn: A former gang member in ''Sacred Trust'' makes it sound like he's turned away from that life, [[spoiler: but he ends up killing another gang member in cold blood and trying to kill Peter, later.]]
* HotterAndSexier: The international version of the pilot has a couple scenes in a strip club with all the boobage that implies.


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** People were disappointed that a young Kwai Chang Caine wasn't played by Chris Potter in ''Tournament''.
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