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13th May '16 10:02:13 AM LadyNorbert
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* TheOtherDarrin: In the pilot mini-series, Niddler was voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=] and spoke perfectly clear English. When the show switched to syndication however, Creator/FrankWelker took over the part and Niddler started to speak with [[SpeechImpairedAnimal a squawking voice with bird screech accents]].
13th May '16 9:59:08 AM LadyNorbert
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* AesopAmnesia: Of a sort. In "The Dark Disciples" Ren needs Jenna to tell explain very forcefully that by "the key" to the chamber where the treasures are meant to be placed she means his sword. Somewhat strange because he'd used his sword as a key to open the room where the treasure on Andorus was hidden without anyone telling him to.

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* AesopAmnesia: Of a sort. In "The Dark Disciples" Ren needs Jenna to tell explain very forcefully that by "the key" to the chamber where the treasures are meant to be placed placed, she means his sword. Somewhat strange because he'd previously used his sword as a key to open the room where the treasure on Andorus was hidden without anyone telling him to.him.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Ioz has a younger sister Solia, depending on the interpretation she is either this or the follower of the RuleOfCool.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Ioz has a younger sister Solia, and depending on the interpretation she is either this or the follower of the RuleOfCool.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Bloth's crew ride around on dragon-like creatures called...dagrons.



* ChannelHop: The FiveEpisodePilot was a miniseries that aired on the Fox network (called simply "Dark Water", with Niddler originally voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=]), then that and eight new episodes showed on ABC, then the next (and final) season showed up as part of a syndicated block.



* CoolBoat: The Maelstrom, Bloth's huge ship made of bones.
** Sea Monster bones. The Wraith, the main characters' ship, has a detachable sail-glider.
* TheCorruption: The titular dark water
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Bloth's crew ride around on dragon-like creatures called...dagrons.
* ChannelHop: The FiveEpisodePilot was a miniseries that aired on the Fox network (called simply "Dark Water", with Niddler originally voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=]), then that and eight new episodes showed on ABC, then the next (and final) season showed up as part of a syndicated block.

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* CoolBoat: The Maelstrom, ''Maelstrom'', Bloth's huge ship made of sea monster bones.
** Sea Monster bones. The Wraith, ''Wraith'', the main characters' ship, has a detachable sail-glider.
* TheCorruption: The titular dark water
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Bloth's crew ride around on dragon-like creatures called...dagrons.
* ChannelHop: The FiveEpisodePilot was a miniseries that aired on the Fox network (called simply "Dark Water", with Niddler originally voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=]), then that and eight new episodes showed on ABC, then the next (and final) season showed up as part of a syndicated block.
Dark Water, which devours all it touches.



** "A Drop Of Darkness"- Bloth won't kill Ren until after he's performed Ren's supposed wedding (albeit, the woman who arranged this promised Bloth the compass and treasures in exchange for this).
** "The Game"- Bloth helps Ren defeat the Korb monsters hunting them after they are no longer chained together as payback for Ren not abandoning him when he had the chance to earlier in the episode (and just after said chains had been broken).
** "The Dark Dweller"- Bloth captures Ren just after the latter has lost Tula to the dark water and is in the midst of a HeroicBSOD. Does he throw him to the Constrictus? [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Heck no!]] [[spoiler: Instead he keeps Ren around as a ship slave because he "would rather watch Ren die a thousand deaths by guilt..."]]
*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate to reach it... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand.

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** "A Drop Of Darkness"- Darkness" - Bloth won't kill Ren until after he's performed Ren's supposed wedding (albeit, (though it should be noted that the woman who arranged this promised Bloth the compass and treasures in exchange for this).
** "The Game"- Game" - Bloth helps Ren defeat the Korb monsters hunting them after they are no longer chained together together, as payback for Ren not abandoning him earlier in the episode when he had the chance to earlier in the episode (and just after said chains had been broken).
** "The Dark Dweller"- Dweller" - Bloth captures Ren just after the latter has lost Tula to the dark water and is in the midst of a HeroicBSOD. Does he throw him to the Constrictus? [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Heck no!]] [[spoiler: Instead Instead, he keeps Ren around as a ship slave because he "would rather watch Ren die a thousand deaths by guilt..."]]
*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate to reach it... the pirate who has four arms and a weapon in each hand.



* FantasticRacism: Monkeybirds were used and the first miniarc even went so far as to show the slavemarkets. While it was swept under the rug later on Niddler does mention on occasion that he can't enter certain pubs because monkeybirds aren't allowed there and characters in general seem to consider Niddler a lesser being even before he has a chance to prove himself as the SmallAnnoyingCreature.
* FemaleMisogynist: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure" appears to hate outsider women as equally as men in general. A woman is one of the slaves. Granted they (or at least their queen) will welcome a female outsider who openly voices her hatred for men.

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* FantasticRacism: Monkeybirds were used as slaves, and the first miniarc even went so far as to show the slavemarkets. slave markets. While it was swept under the rug later on later, Niddler does mention on occasion that he can't enter certain pubs because monkeybirds aren't allowed there there, and characters in general seem to consider Niddler a lesser being even before he has a chance to prove himself as the SmallAnnoyingCreature.
* FemaleMisogynist: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure" appears to hate outsider women as equally as men in general. A woman is one of the slaves. Granted Granted, they (or at least their queen) will welcome a female outsider who openly voices her hatred for men.



*** Unusual because Ren (despite being the fighter) is quick, agile and tricky rather than particularly strong, while Ioz seems to be the physical powerhouse (and is the MightyGlacier in the video game). Also Tula has her thief-ly moments as well, and was trained as a warrior (though this doesn't really come up much after the miniseries and in the AmazonLand episode).

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*** Unusual The arrangement is unusual, because Ren (despite being the fighter) is quick, agile and tricky rather than particularly strong, while Ioz seems to be the physical powerhouse (and is the MightyGlacier in the video game). Also Tula has her thief-ly thieving moments as well, and was trained as a warrior (though this doesn't really come up much after the miniseries and in the AmazonLand episode).



* FreakyFridayFlip: Bloth switches bodies with Ren (and Konk with Niddler) thanks to a powder by Morpho, it has to be noted however that their voices stay the same so the audience has Ren bellowing ''Curse my eyes!'' through the entire episode.

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* FreakyFridayFlip: Bloth switches bodies with Ren (and Konk with Niddler) thanks to a powder by Morpho, it Morpho. It has to be noted however noted, however, that their voices stay the same - so the audience has Ren bellowing ''Curse my eyes!'' through the entire episode.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: The ghostpirate captain captures Ioz for this purpose, stressing her appreciation for his looks several times and going so far as to say that while being a ghost may be unpleasant [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the sex will make it better.]]

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: The ghostpirate ghost pirate captain captures Ioz for this purpose, stressing her appreciation for his looks several times and going so far as to say that while being a ghost may be unpleasant unpleasant, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the sex will make it better.]]



* IslandBase: many.

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* IslandBase: many.Many.



* KarmaHoudini: Because the show ended prematurely Bloth and his crew were never permanently beaten and as such got away with their countless crimes.

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* KarmaHoudini: Because the show ended prematurely prematurely, Bloth and his crew were never permanently beaten beaten, and as such got away with their countless crimes.



* MythArc: The quest to find the thirteen treasures stop the Dark Water from spreading across the world. Notable as one of the first kid shows to actually have an over-arching plot. Sadly the show was TooGoodToLast and it got cut short with only eight of the treasures found.

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* MythArc: The quest to find the thirteen treasures stop the Dark Water from spreading across the world. Notable The show was notable as one of the first kid shows to actually have an over-arching plot. Sadly Sadly, the show was TooGoodToLast and it got cut short with only eight of the treasures found.



* [[TheOtherDarrin Other Darrin, The]]: In the pilot mini-series, Niddler was voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=] and spoke perfectly clear English. When the show switched to syndication however, Creator/FrankWelker took over the part and Niddler started to speak with [[SpeechImpairedAnimal a squawking voice with bird screech accents]].

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* [[TheOtherDarrin Other Darrin, The]]: TheOtherDarrin: In the pilot mini-series, Niddler was voiced by [=Roddy McDowall=] and spoke perfectly clear English. When the show switched to syndication however, Creator/FrankWelker took over the part and Niddler started to speak with [[SpeechImpairedAnimal a squawking voice with bird screech accents]].


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* PlantPerson: Tula is an "ecomancer" and has magical control over plants.
17th Feb '16 4:25:53 AM akih08
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* FemaleMisogynist: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure" appears to hate outsider women as equally as men in general. A woman is one of the slaves.

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* FemaleMisogynist: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure" appears to hate outsider women as equally as men in general. A woman is one of the slaves. Granted they (or at least their queen) will welcome a female outsider who openly voices her hatred for men.
8th Feb '16 5:36:05 PM TitoMosquito
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* AmazonBrigade: "The Living Treasure"

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* AmazonBrigade: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure"Treasure".


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* FemaleMisogynist: The female warriors in "The Living Treasure" appears to hate outsider women as equally as men in general. A woman is one of the slaves.
17th May '15 9:58:33 AM nombretomado
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Short-lived but fantastic 1991-1993 HannaBarbera cartoon series which switched off between syndication and Creator/{{ABC}}. It began as a five-part miniseries which aired on FoxKids as simply "Dark Water". It's well known as one of the first animated television shows for children to have legitimate high-stake adventures and an epic storyline.

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Short-lived but fantastic 1991-1993 HannaBarbera Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon series which switched off between syndication and Creator/{{ABC}}. It began as a five-part miniseries which aired on FoxKids as simply "Dark Water". It's well known as one of the first animated television shows for children to have legitimate high-stake adventures and an epic storyline.



The series was created by David Kirschner, producer of ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and writer of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It was also HannaBarbera's first animated television series to have a far more substantial budget and more streamlined animation.

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The series was created by David Kirschner, producer of ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and writer of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It was also HannaBarbera's Creator/HannaBarbera's first animated television series to have a far more substantial budget and more streamlined animation.
15th May '15 6:25:48 PM BrockenDynamite
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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate to reach it... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand, including a bullwhip.

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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate to reach it... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand, including a bullwhip.hand.
15th May '15 11:00:18 AM BrockenDynamite
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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand, including a bullwhip.

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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate...pirate to reach it... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand, including a bullwhip.
15th May '15 10:56:09 AM BrockenDynamite
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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword...all Ioz has to do is get past the pirate.

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*** Also in the same episode, when Bloth forces Ioz to battle one his pirates, he decides to "be a fair man" and tosses him a sword...all sword. All Ioz has to do is get past the pirate.pirate... who has four arms and a weapon in each hand, including a bullwhip.
15th May '15 3:48:25 AM erforce
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The series was created by David Kirschner, producer of ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and writer of ''AnAmericanTail''. It was also HannaBarbera's first animated television series to have a far more substantial budget and more streamlined animation.

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The series was created by David Kirschner, producer of ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and writer of ''AnAmericanTail''.''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It was also HannaBarbera's first animated television series to have a far more substantial budget and more streamlined animation.
24th Feb '15 7:29:37 PM NWolfman
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The high production costs and drop in art quality between ChannelHops dealt the series a fatal blow and it was canceled 21 episodes into its run (only eight of the thirteen treasures had been collected). All 21 episodes were later released on DVD on August 31, 2010, listed as [[http://www.wbshop.com/Pirates-of-Dark-Water-The-Complete-Series/1000161863,default,pd.html?cgid The Complete Series]]. Additionally, in 1991 Creator/MarvelComics released a comic book series based on the show.

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The high production costs and drop in art quality between ChannelHops after it's ChannelHop dealt the series a fatal blow and it was canceled 21 episodes into its run (only eight of the thirteen treasures had been collected). All 21 episodes were later released on DVD on August 31, 2010, listed as [[http://www.wbshop.com/Pirates-of-Dark-Water-The-Complete-Series/1000161863,default,pd.html?cgid The Complete Series]]. Additionally, in 1991 Creator/MarvelComics released a comic book series based on the show.
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