History WesternAnimation / TheLegendOfTarzan

9th May '17 1:34:47 AM Maddoxsort
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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.

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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.setting and emulating Tarzan by leaving her feet bare. Professor Porter still mostly wears his original English clothes.
28th Apr '17 4:03:19 PM maxwellsilver
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* LawfulEvil: Lt. Colonel Staquait is a particularly nasty Type IV. He's a high-ranking French Foreign Legion officer who runs the African Cape Doom Prison with an iron fist, works inmates to dehydration, exhaustion, and death, and punishment any kind of weakness or impertinence against him with harsh consequences such as immediate execution. Hugo and Hooft were marked for death as criminals and insubordinate deserters chased down strictly because they disobeyed his direct order to burn down a village of women and children. He even brought a guillotine with him so he could execute the two in a way that was the most cruel simply because he took pleasure in being cruel. It was his behavior that summed up the episode's Aesop as lampshaded by Jane: "Sometimes the people in authority, the ones giving the orders and making the laws, they're the ones who are the real criminals (bad guys)". Ironically enough, the heroes have to break a number of laws (e.g. abetting fugitive criminals to escape, breaking into prison complexes, impersonating government officials like a Magistrate, etc.) to even stop Staquait who more or less follows the law at the time in an exceptionally cruel and ruthless manner. Though it is TruthInTelevision that in the period the show takes place in (1900 to 1915) that desertions were famously common in the French Foreign Legion as it was an extremely regimented life.
25th Apr '17 11:33:23 AM Omnicron13
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* EagleLand: Hugo and Hooft and President Theodore Roosevelt. Both are rare benevolent examples of the boorish type II. Hugo and Hooft are the first Americans shown in the series and they are presented as boorish, shady grifters prone to laziness, vulgar behavior, scamming and gambling, and all around incompetence, but are good people at heart who abhor doing physical harm to innocent people and try to help those who give them aid. Roosevelt is a BoisterousBruiser who treats his time in Africa as a safari to hunt down animals and reacts with disdain towards any complaints to his sense of adventure, but is a decent man at heart who believes in individual freedoms and will refrain from any wanton animal death dealing if asked.

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* EagleLand: Hugo and Hooft and President Theodore Roosevelt. Both are rare benevolent examples of the boorish Mixed Flavor type II.III. Hugo and Hooft are the first Americans shown in the series and they are presented as boorish, shady grifters prone to laziness, vulgar behavior, scamming and gambling, and all around incompetence, but are good people at heart who abhor doing physical harm to innocent people and try to help those who give them aid. Roosevelt is a BoisterousBruiser who treats his time in Africa as a safari to hunt down animals and reacts with disdain towards any complaints to his sense of adventure, but is a decent man at heart who believes in individual freedoms and will refrain from any wanton animal death dealing if asked.
25th Apr '17 11:31:19 AM Omnicron13
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* EagleLand: Hugo and Hooft and President Theodore Roosevelt. Both are rare benevolent examples of the boorish type II. Hugo and Hooft are the first Americans shown in the series and they are presented as boorish, shady grifters prone to laziness, vulgar behavior, scamming and gambling, and all around incompetence, but are good people at heart who abhor doing physical harm to innocent people and try to help those who give them aid. Roosevelt is a BoisterousBruiser who treats his time in Africa as a safari to hunt down animals and reacts with disdain towards any complaints to his sense of adventure, but is a decent man at heart who believes in individual freedoms and will refrain from any wanton animal death dealing if asked.
25th Apr '17 11:24:56 AM Omnicron13
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* LawfulEvil: Lt. Colonel is a particularly nasty Type IV. He's a high-ranking French Foreign Legion officer who runs the Cape Doom Prison with an iron fist, works inmates to dehydration, exhaustion, and death, and punishment any kind of weakness or impertinence against him with harsh consequences. Hugo and Hooft were marked for death as criminals and insubordinate deserters chased down strictly because they disobeyed his direct order to burn down a village of women and children. He even brought a guillotine with him so he could execute the two in a way that was the most cruel simply because he took pleasure in being cruel. It was his behavior that summed up the episode's aesop as lampshaded by Jane: "Sometimes the people in authority, the ones giving the orders and making the laws, they're the ones who are the real criminals (bad guys)".

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* LawfulEvil: Lt. Colonel Staquait is a particularly nasty Type IV. He's a high-ranking French Foreign Legion officer who runs the African Cape Doom Prison with an iron fist, works inmates to dehydration, exhaustion, and death, and punishment any kind of weakness or impertinence against him with harsh consequences.consequences such as immediate execution. Hugo and Hooft were marked for death as criminals and insubordinate deserters chased down strictly because they disobeyed his direct order to burn down a village of women and children. He even brought a guillotine with him so he could execute the two in a way that was the most cruel simply because he took pleasure in being cruel. It was his behavior that summed up the episode's aesop Aesop as lampshaded by Jane: "Sometimes the people in authority, the ones giving the orders and making the laws, they're the ones who are the real criminals (bad guys)". Ironically enough, the heroes have to break a number of laws (e.g. abetting fugitive criminals to escape, breaking into prison complexes, impersonating government officials like a Magistrate, etc.) to even stop Staquait who more or less follows the law at the time in an exceptionally cruel and ruthless manner. Though it is TruthInTelevision that in the period the show takes place in (1900 to 1915) that desertions were famously common in the French Foreign Legion as it was an extremely regimented life.
25th Apr '17 11:05:02 AM Omnicron13
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* LawfulEvil: Lt. Colonel is a particularly nasty Type IV. He's a high-ranking French Foreign Legion officer who runs the Cape Doom Prison with an iron fist, works inmates to dehydration, exhaustion, and death, and punishment any kind of weakness or impertinence against him with harsh consequences. Hugo and Hooft were marked for death as criminals and insubordinate deserters chased down strictly because they disobeyed his direct order to burn down a village of women and children. He even brought a guillotine with him so he could execute the two in a way that was the most cruel simply because he took pleasure in being cruel. It was his behavior that summed up the episode's aesop as lampshaded by Jane: "Sometimes the people in authority, the ones giving the orders and making the laws, they're the ones who are the real criminals (bad guys)".
14th Apr '17 4:09:34 PM maxwellsilver
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* BadBadActing: "Tarzan and the Silver Screen" has several examples from the visiting actors. Tarzan even gets into the act with some HulkSpeak during the conclusion.
* BadBoss: Queen La. Especially in her debut episode, where she has a habit of disintegrating minions for no reason whatsoever other than they happen to be there when she's in a bad mood. One of the episodes deals with her Leopardmen getting fed up and revolting. Of course, she [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves disintegrates those who were disloyal once she regains control]].

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* BadBadActing: "Tarzan and the Silver Screen" has several examples from the visiting actors. Tarzan even gets into the act with some HulkSpeak during the conclusion.
conclusion. A cameraman states his relief that films are ''silent''.
* BadBoss: Queen La. Especially in her debut episode, where she has a habit of disintegrating minions for no reason whatsoever other than they happen to be there when she's in a bad mood. One of the episodes deals with her Leopardmen getting fed up and revolting. Of course, she [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves disintegrates those who were disloyal once she regains control]].control.
14th Apr '17 4:00:17 PM maxwellsilver
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* HellholePrison: Cape Doom in "Tarzan and the Prison Break". It's likely based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Island Devil's Island]], a French prison colony infamous for its cruel treatment. It lasted little over a century before being closed in 1953.

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* HellholePrison: Cape Doom in "Tarzan and the Prison Break". It's likely based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Island org/wiki/Devill%27s_Island_(Kourou) Devil's Island]], a French prison colony infamous for its cruel treatment. It lasted little over a century before being closed in 1953.
14th Apr '17 3:59:07 PM maxwellsilver
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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.

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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 can't just walk up and talk to animals like Tarzan does, they have to stud everything the hard way.



** "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.

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** "Tarzan and The Outbreak" is notable because it tries to show that the people who cut down forests arent aren't 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 is usually is.
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* HellholePrison: Cape Doom in "Tarzan and the Prison Break". It's likely based on [[Devil's Island https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Island]], org/wiki/Devils_Island Devil's Island]], a French prison colony infamous for its cruel treatment. It lasted little over a century before being closed in 1953.
13th Mar '17 12:25:22 PM H2SO4
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* PredatorsAreMean: Although not as dangerous and active as Sabor was, Leopards are a general menace towards the cast, and Tarzan knows better than to cross them.
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