History WesternAnimation / TheLegendOfTarzan

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.
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.
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