History WesternAnimation / CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers

3rd Jan '16 2:58:53 PM cinereousvulture
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I have added a stereotype that this show perpetuates.
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* EvilBrits: Argos Bleak, MAL, and Zarm.
23rd Nov '15 4:22:02 AM heiditropes
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** Looten Plunder and Doctor Blight in Send In the Clones. In perhaps the most extreme case of the experiment that had GoneHorriblyWrong in the whole series, which saw a boy being cloning thousands of times, even Blight wanted to see the cloning reversed
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** Looten Plunder and Doctor Blight in Send In the Clones. In perhaps the most extreme case of the experiment that had GoneHorriblyWrong in the whole series, which saw a boy being cloning cloned thousands of times, even Blight wanted to see the cloning reversed reversed. Plunder agreed in the end that it had gone too far, but he of all people took a surprisingly long time to realise it was no longer fun and games.
23rd Nov '15 4:20:06 AM heiditropes
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* VillainsWantMercy: In one episode, Dr. Blight begs Captain Planet to save her from being trampled to death by a genetically altered steer (that she created) stating, "You have to save me! It's in your hero code!" Cap admits she's right and does save her.
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* VillainsWantMercy: In one episode, The usual recipe for this was Doctor Blight's latest experiment has GoneHorriblyWrong. ** Dr. Blight begs Captain Planet to save her from being trampled to death by a genetically altered steer (that she created) stating, "You have to save me! It's in your hero code!" Cap admits she's right and does save her.her. ** Looten Plunder when the robotic wolf Blight had made him malfunctions and goes crazy. ** Hoggish Greedly when his son almost dies due to smog produced by Greedly's road hog cars. ** Sly Sludge when the garbage eating monsters he released are getting out of control. It would have been perfect had Wheeler not thrown Sludge's briefcase of money to the garbage monster at the last minute. ** Looten Plunder and Doctor Blight in Send In the Clones. In perhaps the most extreme case of the experiment that had GoneHorriblyWrong in the whole series, which saw a boy being cloning thousands of times, even Blight wanted to see the cloning reversed * WardrobeMalfunction: Doctor Blight, when she squeezes into a pair of her sister's shorts in an attempt to disguise herself as her sister. As Blight sits down, she splits the shorts.
23rd Nov '15 3:54:01 AM heiditropes
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Looten Plunder and Hoggish Greedly. Sly Sludge often had elements of this, but he wasn't nearly as rich or as powerful as Greedly or Plunder.
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Looten Plunder and to a smaller extent Hoggish Greedly. Sly Sludge often had elements of this, but he wasn't nearly as rich or as powerful as Greedly or Plunder.
23rd Nov '15 3:52:18 AM heiditropes
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* CuriousQualmsOfConscience: Rigger. Especially towards the end of the series, he would frequently be alarmed at his boss Greedly's actions and point out obvious environmental/ social impacts in an apparent hope that his boss will be concerned too. Unfortunately though, Greedly's response to CaptainObvious was never favourable, and Rigger didn't act on his conscience.
23rd Nov '15 3:17:55 AM heiditropes
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* BittersweetEnding: Talkin' Trash. Yeah, Skumm's EvilPlan failed and Trish has been reformed, but Frankie is dead.
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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding: ** Talkin' Trash. Trash: Yeah, Skumm's EvilPlan failed and Trish has been reformed, but Frankie is dead. dead. ** Mind Pollution: Again, Skumm's EvilPlan failed, and Linka has found the willpower to face her addiction, but her cousin is dead. ** Radiant Amazon: Nukem and Sludge have been stopped from dumping their toxic waste in the rainforest near Ma-ti's village, but Ma-ti is still crying at the end because he knows his village will face further attacks before long.
7th Nov '15 5:57:55 AM heiditropes
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* ButtonMashing: In "Polluting by Computer", MAL was controlling the environmental agency's computer, and nobody could stop him. Until Wheeler saves the day by hitting lots of random keys on the keyboard, confusing MAL and losing his control.
28th Oct '15 4:24:02 AM heiditropes
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Several examples exist ** In Who's Running the Show, the network manager asks the planeteers if they want to star in their own show called "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" ** In Hog Tides, Captain Planet starts singing the show's own theme song
24th Oct '15 3:23:18 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
** Though in a display of GenreSavvy, the Planeteers were able to invert this with [[EvilTwin Captain Pollution]] and were able to repulse his initial attack by... spraying him with water. Captain Pollution was also shown to be vulnerable to fresh air and concentrated sunlight.
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** Though in a display of GenreSavvy, cunning, the Planeteers were able to invert this with [[EvilTwin Captain Pollution]] and were able to repulse his initial attack by... spraying him with water. Captain Pollution was also shown to be vulnerable to fresh air and concentrated sunlight.

* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: {{Trope Namer|s}}. Ironically, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pointed out in his review that Heart was actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower more useful than the other elements]], especially Fire, as it could allow [[{{Telepathy}} reading of minds]]. It also worked [[SpiderSense as a communicator]], and [[FriendToAllLivingThings could control wild animals]]. It also gave Ma-Ti the chance to see through the illusions cast by the MasterOfIllusion Zarm. Basically, if Ma-Ti were ''evil'' or [[AntiHero more ruthless]] in the use of his Ring, he could potentially {{brainwash|ed}} almost anybody he wanted by manipulating the good in their hearts and using that to his advantage. Good thing (for us!) that Gaia was GenreSavvy and picked a more innocent, younger Planeteer.
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: {{Trope Namer|s}}. Ironically, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pointed out in his review that Heart was actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower more useful than the other elements]], especially Fire, as it could allow [[{{Telepathy}} reading of minds]]. It also worked [[SpiderSense as a communicator]], and [[FriendToAllLivingThings could control wild animals]]. It also gave Ma-Ti the chance to see through the illusions cast by the MasterOfIllusion Zarm. Basically, if Ma-Ti were ''evil'' or [[AntiHero more ruthless]] in the use of his Ring, he could potentially {{brainwash|ed}} almost anybody he wanted by manipulating the good in their hearts and using that to his advantage. Good thing (for us!) that Gaia was GenreSavvy smart and picked a more innocent, younger Planeteer.
25th Sep '15 10:02:25 AM VerMa
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** Also applies to Gaia who can become MamaBear when Planeteers are in danger.
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** Also applies to Gaia who can become MamaBear when the Planeteers are in danger.

* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Gaia could easily restore barren land with her FertileFeet, but chooses not to because [[AnAesop humans need to learn to take care of their own world]] ([[BrokenAesop except when we can't and need magic]]). Fair enough. But why can't she just choose another fire ring user when Wheeler [[RefusalOfTheCall Refused the Call]] and went back in time to stop himself from accepting it? Okay, maybe the Planeteers are [[TheChosenOne chosen by a higher power]] that even she can't change. It's a guess, but whatever. Now, explain why she decides to take a hundred-year nap in the middle of the goddamn ''industrial revolution,'' then relies entirely on five teenagers to fix a century of her neglect? What the hell, Earth Mother?
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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Gaia could easily restore barren land with her FertileFeet, but chooses not to because [[AnAesop humans need to learn to take care of their own world]] ([[BrokenAesop except when we can't and need magic]]). Fair enough. But why can't she just choose another fire ring user when Wheeler [[RefusalOfTheCall Refused the Call]] and went back in time to stop himself from accepting it? Okay, maybe the Planeteers are [[TheChosenOne chosen by a higher power]] that even she can't change. It's a guess, but whatever. Now, explain why she decides to take a hundred-year nap in the middle of the goddamn ''industrial revolution,'' revolution'', then relies entirely on five teenagers to fix a century of her neglect? What the hell, Earth Mother?

* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Linka of "The Soviet Union" is one of the good guys (albeit described as from 'Eastern Europe' after the Berlin Wall fell), and Russia was never played in a negative light until a late episode in the show's run (''Missing Linka''), when Linka goes back to her home in Russia to discover that a hastily abandoned and poorly dug iron mine was responsible for spreading sickness through the groundwater table, highlighting the rampant environmental problems in Russia.
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Linka of "The Soviet Union" is one of the good guys (albeit described as from 'Eastern Europe' after the Berlin Wall fell), and Russia was never played in a negative light until a late episode in the show's run (''Missing Linka''), ("Missing Linka"), when Linka goes back to her home in Russia to discover that a hastily abandoned and poorly dug iron mine was responsible for spreading sickness through the groundwater table, highlighting the rampant environmental problems in Russia.

* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Linka of "The Soviet Union" is one of {{Parental Substitute}}s: Gaia and Captain Planet for the good guys (albeit described as from 'Eastern Europe' after the Berlin Wall fell), and Russia was never played in a negative light until a late episode in the show's run (''Missing Linka''), when Linka goes back to her home in Russia to discover that a hastily abandoned and poorly dug iron mine was responsible for spreading sickness through the groundwater table, highlighting the rampant environmental problems in Russia.Planeteers.

** In ''Deadly Ransom'', when Captain Planet is taken prisoner, the Planeteers' one option is delivering the ransom (which is nuclear waste) and the other - letting Dr. Blight and Duke Nukem kill the Captain. ** In ''Summit to Save Earth, Part I'' Zarm makes Gaia choose to either stop him from wrecking the Earth Summit or save the Planeteers, whom he has just trapped in a polluted tornado.
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** In ''Deadly Ransom'', "Deadly Ransom", when Captain Planet is taken prisoner, the Planeteers' one option is delivering the ransom (which is nuclear waste) and the other - letting Dr. Blight and Duke Nukem kill the Captain. ** In ''Summit "Summit to Save Earth, Part I'' 1" Zarm makes Gaia choose to either stop him from wrecking the Earth Summit or save the Planeteers, whom he has just trapped in a polluted tornado.
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