History WesternAnimation / DefendersOfTheEarth

26th Jan '17 4:08:16 PM themisterfree
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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by Marvel Productions and Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.

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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by [[Creator/DepatieFrelengEnterprises Marvel Productions Productions]] and Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.
9th Dec '16 7:44:21 AM MarkLungo
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%%* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon

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%%* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: The series didn't do well enough to rate more episodes.



%%* ActionFigureFileCard: The toys had them.

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%%* * ActionFigureFileCard: The toys figures had them.brief character bios on the packaging.



* BaldOfAwesome: Lothar, in keeping with his being a heroic ScaryBlackMan.



%%* BigBad: Ming.
%%* BraggingThemeTune

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%%* * BigBad: Ming.
%%* BraggingThemeTune
Ming, who's behind pretty much every bad thing that happens in the series.
* BraggingThemeTune[=/=]ThemeTuneRollCall: Each adult Defender gets a verse that touts his accomplishments. (For example, here's Lothar's verse: "His strength is a legend, his skills conquer all! Armed with his power, we never will fall!") The teen Defenders get a throwaway verse at the end.



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%%* EpisodeTitleCard* EpisodeTitleCard: Each episode had its own unique design.



%%* ThemeTuneRollCall



%%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture

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%%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series was set in 2015, which means that it's now AlternateHistory.



%%* YellowPeril: Ming.

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%%* * YellowPeril: Ming.Ming, originally an example of this trope, is given green skin and a distinctly non-Asian accent to circumvent it.
9th Dec '16 6:42:04 AM Saveelich
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The theme song's lyrics were written by Creator/StanLee. That is awesome.

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The theme song's lyrics were written by Creator/StanLee. That is awesome.
Creator/StanLee, of all people.
17th Jul '16 2:34:39 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Prince Kro-Tan.
19th Jun '16 4:26:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** Well, ''green'' peril, here.
19th Jun '16 4:25:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** Lothar himself is a borderline case, as he was a supporting character in the original newspaper comics but is elevated to a starring role here.
19th Jun '16 4:25:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon
* AcePilot: Flash.
* ActionFigureFileCard: The toys had them.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish

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* %%* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon
* %%* AcePilot: Flash.
* %%* ActionFigureFileCard: The toys had them.
* %%* AliensSpeakingEnglish



* BigBad: Ming.
* BraggingThemeTune

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* %%* BigBad: Ming.
* %%* BraggingThemeTune



* CainAndAbel: the Phantom and his brother Kurt.

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* %%* CainAndAbel: the Phantom and his brother Kurt.



* DangerRoomColdOpen
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Prince Kro-Tan.

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* %%* DangerRoomColdOpen
* %%* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Prince Kro-Tan.



* EpisodeTitleCard

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* {{Hammerspace}}: Where Zuffy kept things.

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* %%* {{Hammerspace}}: Where Zuffy kept things.



* JunglePrincess: Jedda Walker.

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* %%* JunglePrincess: Jedda Walker.



* MissingMom: Lots.

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* %%* MissingMom: Lots.



* OverlordJr: Prince Kro-Tan.

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* %%* OverlordJr: Prince Kro-Tan.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Zuffy.
* ScaryBlackMan: Lothar, and possibly Lothar Jr. in the future.

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* %%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Zuffy.
* %%* ScaryBlackMan: Lothar, and possibly Lothar Jr. in the future.



* SpacePirates

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* %%* SpacePirates



* StageMagician: Mandrake, occasionally.
* TheStarscream: Prince Kro-Tan.
* TheStoic: The Phantom.

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* %%* StageMagician: Mandrake, occasionally.
* %%* TheStarscream: Prince Kro-Tan.
* %%* TheStoic: The Phantom.



* TeenGenius: Rick Gordon.
* ThemeTuneRollCall

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* %%* TeenGenius: Rick Gordon.
* %%* ThemeTuneRollCall



* TokenMinority: Kshin, who was created for the series.

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* %%* TokenMinority: Kshin, who was created for the series.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* VillainessesWantHeroes: [[spoiler:Queen Hadeas]].

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* %%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* %%* VillainessesWantHeroes: [[spoiler:Queen Hadeas]].



* YellowPeril: Ming.

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* %%* YellowPeril: Ming.
18th Jun '16 10:59:31 AM MarkLungo
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** Another villain, Doctor Dark, seems to suffer a Disney Villain Death by falling, but the end of the episode reveals he's still alive and in the fall caused him to lose an eye and get half his face horribly disfigured; when he returns in a later episode he's KilledOffForReal after dissolving into a skeleton.

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** Another villain, Doctor Dark, seems to suffer a Disney Villain Death DisneyVillainDeath by falling, but the end of the episode reveals he's still alive and in the fall caused him to lose an eye and get half his face horribly disfigured; when he returns in a later episode he's KilledOffForReal after dissolving into a skeleton.
18th Jun '16 10:57:37 AM MarkLungo
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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by Marvel Productions and King Features Syndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.

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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by Marvel Productions and King Features Syndicate.Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.



!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:
!!Defenders of the Tropes:
18th Aug '15 12:08:30 PM moloch
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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by Marvel Productions and Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.

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''Defenders of the Earth'' was a 1986 animated television show, jointly produced by Marvel Productions and Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate.King Features Syndicate. Set in the year 2015, it starred characters from three [[TheThirties classic]] King Features series -- ComicStrip/FlashGordon, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician, and Mandrake's long-time friend Lothar -- as they battled the evil machinations of Flash's alien ArchEnemy, Ming the Merciless.
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