History WesternAnimation / TheLegendOfTarzan

27th Apr '16 6:54:59 AM Snicka
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: "The Volcanic Diamond Mine" turns it UpToEleven: it involves Tarzan and his companions ''lava surfing''! Jane immediately [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it, quickly {{Hand Wave}}d by the Professor.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: "The Volcanic Diamond Mine" turns it UpToEleven: it involves Tarzan and his companions ''lava surfing''! ''LavaSurfing''! Jane immediately [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it, quickly {{Hand Wave}}d by the Professor.
23rd Apr '16 2:59:10 AM Snicka
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Queen La pulls one not once, but twice. In "The Leopard Man Rebellion", she begs Tarzan to save her from a vicious leopard and then help her defeat the rebelling leopard men - but it's all a trick to reclaim her power. In "The Return of La", it's also a LiteralMetaphor: her spirit, which can hop from body to body via touching, possesses the body of a wounded antelope, and when Jane comes to aid the animal, she moves over into her.
23rd Apr '16 2:51:54 AM Snicka
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* InsistentTerminology: In "Tarzan and the Silver Ape", Philander has to regularly remind his henchmen that Mangani is not a monkey.
23rd Apr '16 2:49:09 AM Snicka
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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Subverted. Jane spends an entire episode trying to find something which scares the titular character. In the end he freaks out over her powderpuff, however the last scene reveals that [[spoiler: he pretended to be scared so she would stop trying to scare him]].
20th Apr '16 12:13:57 PM Snicka
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* GreatWhiteHunter: UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, just like in RealLife. He almost shoots Tantor, but is quick to apologize when he learns that the elephant is Tarzan's friend, and he emphasizes that he hunts for science, not for sport.
20th Apr '16 12:07:19 PM Snicka
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** Averted in one episode, which features a cameo appearance by ''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'' of all people.

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** Averted in one episode, "Tarzan and the Rough Rider", which features a cameo an appearance by ''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'' of all people.
20th Apr '16 12:01:14 PM Snicka
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* AnachronismStew: The original film was set in 1882, but 'Dumont's Trading Post' is established in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt shows up ''after'' his presidency (1901-09) and is running in the 1912 election and "Tarzan and the Flying Ace" is implied to be taking place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. And Jane is able to identify Velociraptor, a dinosaur genus described in 1923. It's the easiest to assume that the series {{retcon}}ned the original movie's time period to the 1910-s.

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* AnachronismStew: The original film was set in 1882, but 'Dumont's Trading Post' is established in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt shows up ''after'' his presidency (1901-09) [[note]]In RealLife he visited Africa in 1909-1910 during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian%E2%80%93Roosevelt_African_Expedition Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition]][[/note]] and is running in the 1912 election and "Tarzan and the Flying Ace" is implied to be taking place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. And Meanwhile Jane is able to identify Velociraptor, a dinosaur genus described in 1923. It's the easiest to assume that the series {{retcon}}ned the original movie's time period to the 1910-s.
20th Apr '16 11:53:12 AM Snicka
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt shows up in the episode "Tarzan and the Rough Rider", as the former president of the USA.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt shows up in the episode "Tarzan and the Rough Rider", as the former president of the USA. The episode presumably takes place during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian%E2%80%93Roosevelt_African_Expedition Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition]], when Roosevelt visited Africa to hunt animals for the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
20th Apr '16 11:43:37 AM Snicka
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: According to this series, his encounter with Tarzan is what inspired Theodore Roosevelt to "give people wide open spaces" and create national parks in the USA (which is a bit of a paradox, since Roosevelt visits Tarzan ''after'' his presidency, and he created the national parks ''during'' it).
19th Apr '16 8:18:34 AM Snicka
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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Colonel Staquait is a member of the French military and thus a man of law, but he is more than willing to abuse his power. He would execute Hugo and Hooft for mere disobedience, and would do the same to Tarzan when he tries to escape Cape Doom.

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Colonel Staquait is a member of the French military and thus a man of law, but he is more than willing to abuse his power. He would execute Hugo and Hooft for mere disobedience, and would do the same to Tarzan when he tries to escape Cape Doom.Doom, without any trial or order from the Magistrate.
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