History WesternAnimation / TheRoadToElDorado

20th Jul '17 2:20:47 PM xcountryguy
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* BigFun: Chief Tannabok.

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* %%* BigFun: Chief Tannabok.



** Even ''more'' confusing when Miguel and Tulio first find the entrance to El Dorado...and, not seeing the city itself, Tulio remarks that El Dorado must mean "Great Big Rock" in the native language. "El Dorado" is a Spanish term, not a Mesoamerican one. The main characters speak Spanish, but apparently don't recognize a simple Spanish term, mistaking it for a term in the native language of the city...which refers to itself by that same Spanish term.
* EvilIsHammy: Tzekel-Kan

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** Even ''more'' confusing when Miguel and Tulio first find the entrance to El Dorado... and, not seeing the city itself, Tulio remarks that El Dorado must mean "Great Big Rock" in the native language. "El Dorado" is a Spanish term, not a Mesoamerican one. The main characters speak Spanish, but apparently don't recognize a simple Spanish term, mistaking it for a term in the native language of the city... which refers to itself by that same Spanish term.
* %%* EvilIsHammy: Tzekel-Kan



** They even lampshade it, with Tulio asking Chel (who is watching them change) "Do you mind?" She responds "No", and bites her lip. There's more than one gif that has superimposed the Website/{{Tumblr}} logo over her face.

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** They even lampshade it, with Tulio asking Chel (who is watching them change) "Do you mind?" She responds "No", and bites her lip. There's more than one gif that has superimposed the Website/{{Tumblr}} logo over her face.



* FemmeFatale: Chel.

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* %%* FemmeFatale: Chel.



*** Reinforced by the fact that the ship's sails are emblazoned with holy crosses.

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*** %%*** Reinforced by the fact that the ship's sails are emblazoned with holy crosses.



* GratuitousSpanish

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* %%* GratuitousSpanish



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miguel and Tulio.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade / HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Both are present in equal quantity, and involving [[MindScrew the same people]]:
** HumanSacrifice is treated as something the people of El Dorado doesn't like, but has been led to believe in as a necessary evil. The one person pushing human sacrifice into his culture, Tzekel-Kan, is evil and using it as a form of BloodMagic. There is contradictory evidence about what players of the Mesoamerican ball game were historically sacrificed after, if the losers or the winners, but it seems that (unlike in the film) the sacrifices considered it a honor.
** Cortés did not sail to the New World for gold and glory in RealLife. He was sent to trade with the natives. ''But'' he overruled his orders for gold and glory, even defeating a Spanish army sent to arrest him in the process. He took Spanish prisoners in that battle, but the idea of ''enslaving'' a fellow Christian or Spaniard would have horrified him. He was also a charming diplomat who forged real alliances with some native groups, while in the film he is a humorless hardass who uses the one native who submits to him as a tool to destroy and kill all the others, and betrays him the minute he doesn't get his way.

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miguel and Tulio.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade / HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Both are present in equal quantity, and involving [[MindScrew the same people]]:
** HumanSacrifice is treated as something the people of El Dorado doesn't like, but has been led to believe in as a necessary evil. The one person pushing human sacrifice into his culture, Tzekel-Kan, is evil and using it as a form of BloodMagic. There is contradictory evidence about what players of the Mesoamerican ball game were historically sacrificed after, if the losers or the winners, but it seems that (unlike in the film) the sacrifices considered it a honor.
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HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Cortés did not sail to the New World for gold and glory in RealLife. He was sent to trade with the natives. ''But'' he overruled his orders for gold and glory, even defeating a Spanish army sent to arrest him in the process. He took Spanish prisoners in that battle, but the idea of ''enslaving'' a fellow Christian or Spaniard would have horrified him. He was also a charming diplomat who forged real alliances with some native groups, while in the film he is a humorless hardass who uses the one native who submits to him as a tool to destroy and kill all the others, and betrays him the minute he doesn't get his way.



* HumanSacrifice: Threatened often, performed only once. "It just needs a little more... body.." Doubles as a KickTheDog moment.

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* HumanSacrifice: Threatened often, performed only once. "It just needs a little more... body..body." Doubles as a KickTheDog moment.



* IChooseToStay: Subverted.
* IdiotHair: Both Miguel and Tulio have it, though less pronounced.
* IgnoredEnemy: Used twice.

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* %%* IChooseToStay: Subverted.
* IdiotHair: Both Miguel and Tulio have it, though less pronounced.
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pronounced than other examples.
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IgnoredEnemy: Used twice.



* IntellectualAnimal: Altivo.

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* IntellectualAnimal: Altivo.Altivo has canine traits and is capable of sarcasm.



* {{Keet}}: Miguel is toeing the line here.

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* {{Keet}}: Miguel is toeing the line here.''really'' excitable.



** "Holy... Ship!"
** Tulio: "...free from any tempta-- uh, ''distractions''..."

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** "Holy... Ship!"
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--> Tulio: "...free from any tempta-- uh, ''distractions''..."



* LeanAndMean: Tzekel-Kan.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Miguel provides his own soundtrack at numerous points in the film.

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* %%* LeanAndMean: Tzekel-Kan.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Miguel provides his own soundtrack at numerous points in the film.



* LittleMissConArtist: Chel's sexier than usual version of this trope.

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* LittleMissConArtist: Chel's Chel is a sexier than usual version of this trope.



* LoudGulp: When Miguel and Tulio have to play a ball game they've never played before against fifteen of the best players in the city, and are expected to win since they are gods.
* LovableRogue: Miguel is the closest, stealing and lying most of the time but never being malicious about it, and he outright defends strangers without asking for anything in return. Tulio and Chel are both more self-serving but come through in the end.

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* LoudGulp: When Miguel and Tulio have to play a ball game they've never played before against fifteen of the best players in the city, city and are expected to win since they are gods.
* LovableRogue: Miguel is the closest, closest; stealing and lying most of the time but never being malicious about it, it and he outright defends strangers without asking for anything in return. Tulio and Chel are both more self-serving but come through in the end.



* PermaStubble: Tulio.

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* PermaStubble: Tulio.Tulio had stubble even when was in a city and could shave.



'''Miguel:''' Nnnno...no.\\

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'''Miguel:''' Nnnno... no.\\



* TheSmartGuy: Tulio.

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* TheSmartGuy: Tulio.Tulio plans things and keeps Miguel grounded.



* SouthOfTheBorder

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* %%* SouthOfTheBorder
20th Jul '17 1:24:13 PM xcountryguy
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* CallBack: Miguel and Tulio appearing to fight each other to get out of trouble. Works on Spanish soldiers [[spoiler: AND crazy Aztec priests.]]

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* CallBack: Miguel and Tulio appearing to fight each other to get out of trouble. Works on Spanish soldiers [[spoiler: AND [[spoiler:AND crazy Aztec priests.]]



** The scene where Tzekel-Kan [[spoiler: completes the potion that summons the huge jaguar stone-beast-thing. Orgasm much?]]

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** The scene where Tzekel-Kan [[spoiler: completes [[spoiler:completes the potion that summons the huge jaguar stone-beast-thing. Orgasm much?]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Hernan Cortez. A foregone conclusion, sadly.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Hernan [[spoiler:Hernan Cortez. A foregone conclusion, sadly.]]



*** Although it should be pointed out that the name of Hernán Cortés having any meaningful symbolism in the story is a coincidence as it's, you know, his real name and all.



* MsFanservice: Chel. She wear a very skimpy outfit, has huge hips (as demonstrated in a ball-game scene) and openly seduces one of the male protagonist.

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* MsFanservice: Chel. She wear a very skimpy outfit, has huge hips (as demonstrated in a ball-game scene) and openly seduces one of the male protagonist.protagonists.



* PuppyDogEyes: Miguel uses this on Tulio, who calls it "The Face", to gamble for the map. It is very effective; Tulio just can't say no...for long.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chief Tannabok, who loves his people in spite of the high minister's bloodthirsty religious fervor and accepts Miguel and Tulio [[spoiler: even after he figures out on his own that they aren't gods.]]

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* PuppyDogEyes: Miguel uses this on Tulio, who calls it "The Face", to gamble for the map. It is very effective; Tulio just can't say no... for long.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chief Tannabok, who loves his people in spite of the high minister's bloodthirsty religious fervor and accepts Miguel and Tulio [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even after he figures out on his own that they aren't gods.]]



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Chief Tannabok is shown to be thoroughly involved in keeping his city in order, from going out of his way to making the "Gods" happy to ''singlehandedly'' [[spoiler: keeping the pillars from falling over too early at the end]].

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Chief Tannabok is shown to be thoroughly involved in keeping his city in order, from going out of his way to making the "Gods" happy to ''singlehandedly'' [[spoiler: keeping [[spoiler:keeping the pillars from falling over too early at the end]].



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Both Tulio and Miguel prove to care more for [[spoiler: people than cold metal. Even if they scammed the whole city with their GodGuise, leaving it for Cortez to plunder is beyond them.]]

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Both Tulio and Miguel prove to care more for [[spoiler: people [[spoiler:people than cold metal. Even if they scammed the whole city with their GodGuise, leaving it for Cortez to plunder is beyond them.]]
28th Jun '17 4:13:30 AM Prinzenick
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* PlotIrrelevantVillain: While Cortez is indirectly responsible for Miguel and Tulio winding up at El Dorado, he vanishes from the film after the opening and only shows up again very late in the film, with Tzekel-Kan taking over as the main villain for the bulk of the film.
26th Jun '17 8:07:31 PM ngh93
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[[caption-width-right:250:We're the greatest! We... we won! Hurrah for us! Right?]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:We're [[caption-width-right:350:We're the greatest! We... we won! Hurrah for us! Right?]]
23rd Jun '17 12:43:11 PM Prinzenick
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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzekel-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "divinity" towards them.

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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzekel-Kan when he sicks the panther jaguar statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "divinity" towards them.


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** The main characters make mention of the peseta as a currency. The peseta wasn't introduced until 1869, exactly 350 years after the time the movie is set in.


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** Cortez stated that once they touch land, Tulio and Miguel would be sent to Cuba to work as slaves on sugar cane fields. The cultivation of sugar cane in Cuba began in the 18th century. In the 16th century, the name of Cuba was "Isla Juana".
** Altivo's apple can be seeing bouncing off a telescope on Cortez's ship. The telescope was not invented until the early 1600s in the Netherlands.


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* {{Spexico}}: The aesthetics of El Dorado and its inhabitants are a mixture of different prehispanic cultures of Central America, in order to avoid connecting El Dorado to any particular geographical place. The buildings and temples are a composition of the Mixteco city of Mitla, in modern Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Mayan city of the Palanque. The features of the locals are distinctly Mayan, as well the murals and the Xibalba tradition. The weapons, attires and human sacrifices customs are mostly of Aztec origin. Curiously, even though the inspiration comes from Central and Southern Mexico, the most widely accepted location for the real El Dorado legend was the Amazonian rain forest.
20th Jun '17 4:05:41 PM Prinzenick
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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzelkel-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "divinity" towards them.

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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzelkel-Kan Tzekel-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "divinity" towards them.



** Tzelken-Kan's use of AirQuotes at one point, which are a relatively modern thing that certainly wasn't in use in any Mayan society, much less in the 1500s.

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** Tzelken-Kan's Tzekel-Kan's use of AirQuotes at one point, which are a relatively modern thing that certainly wasn't in use in any Mayan society, much less in the 1500s.
20th Jun '17 4:04:43 PM Prinzenick
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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzelkan-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "Divinity" towards them.

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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzelkan-Kan Tzelkel-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "Divinity" "divinity" towards them.


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** Tzelken-Kan's use of AirQuotes at one point, which are a relatively modern thing that certainly wasn't in use in any Mayan society, much less in the 1500s.
20th Jun '17 3:59:21 PM Prinzenick
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-->"Now everyone will know the truth of your 'divinity'!"
20th Jun '17 3:54:19 PM Prinzenick
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* AirQuotes: Used by Tzelkan-Kan when he sicks the panther statue on Miguel and Tulio, sarcastically emphasising "Divinity" towards them.
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