History WesternAnimation / TheLegendOfTarzan

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Clayton, the villain of the original movie, has a sister who wants to kill Tarzan to avenge his beloved brother.
19th Dec '16 4:26:26 PM SilentStranger
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** Averted in "Tarzan and the Rough Rider", which features an appearance by ''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'' of all people.

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** Averted in "Tarzan and the Rough Rider", which features an appearance by ''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'' of all people. Tarzan is the one who inspires him to create the US National Park System so that everyone can enjoy the natural world, since most of humanity spend their lives in the city or the agricultural countryside.



* AvengingTheVillain: One episode, "The Gauntlet of Vengeance" is about the sister of Clayton ([[Disney/{{Tarzan}} the movie's]] BigBad) tormenting Tarzan to avenge her brother.

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* AvengingTheVillain: One episode, "The Gauntlet of Vengeance" is about the sister of Clayton ([[Disney/{{Tarzan}} the movie's]] BigBad) tormenting Tarzan to avenge her brother. Only after Tarzan almost dies for her does she understand that her brother died because of his own greed and cruelty, and abandons her quest for revenge.



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: While already applying to him, this trait is played up even more when Tarzan ''accidentally'' K.O's the world boxing champion One Punch Mullargan (an obvious expy of the first world boxing champion John L Sullivan). A lifetime living in the jungle has bestowed Tarzan with an almost superhuman level of strength.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Since the show is set in the jungle, it's hardly surprising that many of the human characters go barefoot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Since the show is set in the jungle, it's hardly surprising that many of the human characters go barefoot. While Tarzan never wore shoes in the first place (aside from whenever he wore the suit his human father left behind), Jane never wears shoes anymore either in the series, having adapted to the jungle setting. Professor Porter still mostly wears his original English clothes.



* 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.

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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. When Tarzan calls him on it, he explains that most humans cant just walk up and talk to animals like Tarzan does, they have to stud everything the hard way.



* HellholePrison: Cape Doom in "Tarzan and the Prison Break".

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** "Tarzan and The Outbreak" is notable because it tries to show that the people who cut down forests arent doing it because they hate trees or because they're greedy monsters, they do it because they have families to feed, and there are demands for wood that has to be filled some way. It's a good deal more grey than this kind of story usually is.
* HellholePrison: Cape Doom in "Tarzan and the Prison Break". It's likely based on [[Devil's Island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Island]], a French prison colony infamous for its cruel treatment. It lasted little over a century before being closed in 1953.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Renard Dumont is eventually shown to be one of these. He originally appeared as just a straight up FrenchJerk who tried to compete with Tarzan over Jane's affections, but eventually realized that Jane loved Tarzan more than anything, and even helped free him from Cape Doom.



* SingleTargetSexuality: The first episode with La shows that Tarzan is pretty much Jane-sexual, as he is immune to La's attempts to seduce him.

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* SingleTargetSexuality: The first episode with La shows that Tarzan is pretty much Jane-sexual, as he is immune to La's attempts to seduce him. This is actually conistent with the original books.
14th Nov '16 6:46:43 AM Snicka
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* CatFolk: Leopardmen. [[spoiler:Turns out they're just ordinary leopards]].

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* CatFolk: Leopardmen. [[spoiler:Turns out they're just ordinary leopards]].leopards, turned into a humanoid form by Queen La's magic]].
18th Aug '16 9:07:15 PM schoi30
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* RaptorAttack: As inspired by ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. The raptors found in Pellucidar are far larger than real velociraptors (their size actually exceeding that of the ''Deinonychus'', edging closer to ''Utahraptor'' territory) and stronger (they easily overpower Tarzan and a single one of them makes prey of a leopard). They are also featherless and their necks are incredibly long. It could however be argued that all these features were evolved over millions of years in Pellucidar. The series takes place before the first ''Velociraptor'' fossil was found and named, and yet Jane seemed to know what they are called at a glance..
** On the other hand, their skulls are correctly shaped for ''Velociraptor'' and they are even portrayed [[ShownTheirWork climbing trees]].

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* RaptorAttack: As inspired by ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. The raptors found in Pellucidar are far larger than real velociraptors (their size actually exceeding that of the ''Deinonychus'', edging closer to ''Utahraptor'' territory) and stronger (they easily overpower Tarzan and a single one of them makes prey of a leopard). They are also featherless and their necks are incredibly long. It could however be argued that all these features were evolved over millions of years in Pellucidar. The series takes place before the first ''Velociraptor'' fossil was found and named, and yet Jane seemed to know what they are called at a glance..
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glance. On the other hand, their skulls are correctly shaped for ''Velociraptor'' and they are even portrayed [[ShownTheirWork climbing trees]].



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Snakes (normal-sized or gigantic), [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]] and dinosaurs (at least theropods and ceratopsians) are always hostile to Tarzan and his friends.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Snakes (normal-sized or gigantic), [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]] and dinosaurs (at (or at least theropods and ceratopsians) are always hostile to Tarzan and his friends.
22nd Jun '16 5:21:57 PM akih08
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* ItIsDehumanizing: In "Tarzan and the Lost Cub", Tarzan refers to the leopard cub as "it" when he thinks the cub means danger to his family.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: In "Tarzan and the Lost Cub", Tarzan refers to the leopard cub as "it" when he thinks the cub means danger to his family. It makes him NotSoDifferent from Kerchak in the movie, and both Jane and Kala call him out on it.
29th May '16 12:48:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Jane's old flame Robert.
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.
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* InsistentTerminology: In "Tarzan and the Silver Ape", Philander has to regularly remind his henchmen that Mangani is not a monkey.
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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]].
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