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Doug Wildey created this 1964 animated AdventureSeries, the first produced by Creator/HannaBarbera and the first to use realistically drawn human characters in ScienceFiction or adventure settings. The series aired in prime time on Creator/{{ABC}}.

The young hero Jonny Quest (voiced by future ''AnimalHouse'' star Tim Matheson) traveled the world with his father, Dr. Benton Quest; Roger "Race" Bannon, a friend and bodyguard of Dr. Quest; Hadji, Jonny's adopted brother from India, and Bandit, the family dog. (The first episode establishes that Jonny's mother, Rachel, died before the series began.)

A second ''Jonny Quest'' series was syndicated in 1986-87 as part of the second season of ''The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera'', with two new characters: Jessie Bradshaw, whose father was a colleague of Dr. Quest, and Hard Rock, a man made of living stone. This series culminated in two [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV movies]] - ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestVersusTheCyberInsects'' - which introduced Race Bannon's daughter, Jessie (not the same character as Jessie Bradshaw).

Creator/CartoonNetwork made some changes to the format when it debuted ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' (also known as "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest") in 1996. New characters included Race's daughter [[ActionGirl Jessie]] (not the same as the non-canon Jessie above), the recurring villains Jeremiah Surd and Ezekiel Rage, and [[TheVamp the twin daughters]] of Dr. Zin (who, of course, was from the original series). Also, the characters had access to Questworld, a [[{{Cyberspace}} virtual reality realm]] represented in most episodes by 3-D computer animation. According to this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Adventures_of_Jonny_Quest [=Wikipedia article=]]], development began in 1992, but the series went through three production teams over the next four years.

A LiveActionAdaptation of ''Jonny Quest'' was announced in August 2007, with recent news placing ZacEfron as Jonny and [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] as Race Bannon. As of this writing however, nothing has come of it since then.

Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.

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!!Tropes:

* AdventureSeries
* AffectionateParody: The ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' segment "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsBU024GEK8 Toby Danger]]".
* AirVentPassageway: Jonny in "The Mystery of the Lizard Men".
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: "Turu The Terrible" and "Dragons of Ashida".
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2mZfES6BlA this]].
* AndroclesLion: "A Small Matter of Pygmies" and "Treasure of the Temple".
* AnimalAssassin: A tarantula and a tiger in TOS episodes "The Fraudulent Volcano" and "Riddle of the Gold" and a spitting cobra in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
* AntiSneezeFinger: "Monster in the Monastery". Jonny does it to himself so he doesn't sneeze and alert the "yeti". He doesn't sneeze afterwards, but Bandit does.
* ApocalypticLog: "The Invisible Monster" and "The Sea Haunt."
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: In "Turu the Terrible", Turu survives multiple direct hits by bazooka rounds.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Hadji's name and any foreign languages spoken in the series.
* AsideGlance: Multiple episodes, usually by Bandit.
* AssuranceBackfire: TOS episode "The Sea Haunt". The Quest team is trapped on a ship with a terrible monster, and TeamPet Bandit is frightened.
-->'''Hadji:''' Don't worry, Bandit. Nothing will happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.
-->'''Jonny:''' [[SarcasmMode Now there's a happy thought.]]
* BadassFamily: Dr. Quest and son, Race and daughter -- and let's not forget Hadji.
* TheBait: In TOS episode "The Invisible Monster" Dr. Quest takes this role to lure the creature into a trap.
* BanisterSlide: "Monster in the Monastery" and "House of the Seven Gargoyles".
* BeingWatched: The sergeant in "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* BigBad: Dr. Zin.
* BigElectricSwitch: "The Invisible Monster" and "The Sea Haunt".
* BigNo[=/=]OhCrap: Von Dueffel in "The Devil's Tower."
* BigRedButton: Used to signal the Red Scramble in "The Robot Spy".
* BlowGun: In "The Dreadful Doll", the villain Korbay uses a blowgun to fire darts that have a poison that causes its victims to enter a coma.
* BodyguardBetrayal: In "Dragons of Ashida," Sumi throws Ashida to his own dragons.
* BodyHorror: Mr. Trudge in the 1980's episode "Creeping Unknown".
* BollywoodNerd: Hadji, even before the stereotype was around.
* BottomlessMagazines: Many times, including 70+ shots from an automatic pistol.
* {{Brainwashed}}: In "Pirates from Below," Hadji hypnotizes a guard with a flashing ruby.
** He tries this with Snipe in ''JonnysGoldenQuest''. It fails miserably.
* CanonDisContinuity
* CaptainEthnic: Hadji
* CargoCult: "A Small Matter of Pygmies".
* CaughtInASnare: "Treasure of the Temple". While the Quest team is traveling to the temple, one of the native bearers is hauled into the air by the ankle.
* TheCavalry: "A Small Matter of Pygmies". Dr. Quest and a group of helicopters arrive just in time.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: "The Quetong Missile Mystery."
* CharacterCelebrityEndorsement: Jonny [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXheZplj80s hawked PF Flyers tennis shoes]].
* CharacterTitle
* ChasedByAngryNatives: In the TitleSequence, no less, as well as "Pursuit of the Po-Ho".
* ChekhovsGun: Multiple times.
* ChekhovsSkill
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: The animation style used very heavy blacks. (This is especially obvious when a character's face is in shadow, eliminating the need to animate their mouth.)
* ChokeHolds: In "The Quetong Missile Mystery", Race Bannon uses a sleeper hold on a {{Mook}} guard.
* CoffinContraband: "The Sea Haunt". A deserted freighter has a cargo hold full of coffins, each of which contains gold bars.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: "Attack of the Tree People". Topper turns on the radio just in time to hear about Jonny and Hadji being shipwrecked.
* ColdWar
* ContrivedCoincidence: "The Mystery of the Lizard Men."
* DeadpanSnarker: Race and Hadji
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Jonny and Hadji in "Calcutta Adventure."
* DiabolicalMastermind: Dr. Zin.
* DisappearedDad: Hadji's.
* DisneyVillainDeath
* DistressCall: "The Invisible Monster" and "Pursuit of the Po-Ho."
* TheDogBitesBack: "Dragons of Ashida." Sumi, to his master Dr. Ashida.
* DoingItForTheArt: The WorldWarI biplanes in "Shadow of the Condor".
* DoubleDontKnow: Dr. Quest in "The Robot Spy".
* DoubleTap: Race Bannon to a leopard in "A Small Matter of Pygmies".
* TheDragon: Sumi to Dr. Ashida in "Dragons of Ashida".
* DragonLady: "Jezebel" Jade, especially in "Terror Island."
* DramaticChaseOpening: Usually natives running away from the bad guys.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Dr. Quest and Race in "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* EatTheCamera: First act of "The Monolith Man."
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Several episodes.
* EnergyBeing: The title creature in "The Invisible Monster."
* EpisodeTitleCard
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Usually at Bandit, e.g. in "The Robot Spy."
* EveryCarIsAPinto: After Singh's car is wrecked in "The Quetong Missile Mystery".
* EvilDetectingDog: Bandit in "Skull and Double Crossbones" and "Shadow of the Condor."
* EvilLaugh: Dr. Zin in "The Robot Spy" and von Dueffel in "The Devil's Tower."
* EvilMinions: Zin has them by the bushel.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: What set it apart from other cartoons in its time. Or other cartoons today, for that matter. [[OncePerEpisode At least one villain dies in nearly every episode.]] Some of the deaths inflicted on the bad guys are a massive ship explosion, a collision into the side of a mountain, a feasting on by his own lizards, electrocution by a high-voltage fence, a burial in a cave-in, a drop over a creaky bridge, and that's just a few. None of the deaths are ever shown on-screen, of course.
* FamousNamedForeigner: Hadji
* FishPerson: The sea monster in "The Sea Haunt".
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Jonny Quest (Race can also arguably count as this).
** TheLancer: Hadji (Dr. Quest, if Race is TheHero).
** TheBigGuy: Race Bannon
** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Benton Quest (Hadji also counts, depends on the situation).
** TheChick: Jade
** TeamPet: Bandit
* FlareGun: The Very pistols in "The Sea Haunt".
* ForTheEvulz: Seems to be the ''raison d'etre'' for some of the villains.
* ForScience: See MadScientist.
* FrickinLaserBeams: In "The Mystery of the Lizard Men."
* FurryFandom: The buff, speedo-clad lizardman in "Peril of the Reptilian."
* GiantEnemyCrab: ''Terror Island"
* GiantSpider: A huge mutated spider in "Terror Island" and the large SpiderTank in "The Robot Spy".
* GodGuise: Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in "Pursuit of the Po-Ho."
* GoneHorriblyWrong: "The Invisible Monster."
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Intelligence One, the U.S. Government agency Race Bannon works for and Dr. Quest occasionally helps.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy
* AHandfulForAnEye: Jonny does it to a guard in "Arctic Splashdown."
* HandSignals: Colonel Svedry to his subordinate in "Pirates from Below".
* HesAFriend: Gray One in "Werewolf of the Timberland", Pasha Peddler in "Calcutta Adventure".
* HeelFaceTurn: Mr. Trudge in the 1986 episode "Creeping Unknown".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Multiple episodes.
* HollywoodTorches: In Professor Ericson's castle in "The House of Seven Gargoyles".
* HonestJohnsDealership: Pasha Peddler in "Calcutta Adventure."
* [[FountainOfExpies Iconic Characters]]
* TheIgor: Dr. Phorbus' assistant Simon in "Peril of the Reptilian."
* ILikeThoseOdds: Race's comment in "Monster in the Monastery".
* IncrediblyLamePun: Hadji on yetis in "Monster in the Monastery."
* IndyHatRoll: Jonny and Hadji in the episode "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* InvincibleIncompetent: Jonny is pretty powerless through the show's whole run, and is constantly being plucked from danger by his father and Race.
* InvisibleMonsters: "The Invisible Monster," [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin strangely enough]].
* ISurrenderSuckers: Race Bannon to some guards in "Terror Island."
* ItsRainingMen: Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* JetPack: "The Invisible Monster" and "Turu The Terrible."
* JungleDrums: "Pursuit of the Po-Ho". Used by the title tribe.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Dr. Zin in "The Robot Spy" and "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* KarmicDeath: Multiple episodes.
* KnockoutGas: In the episode "The Quetong Missile Mystery". Sleep gas knocks out General Fong in a couple of seconds.
* LegoGenetics: 1986 episode "Peril of the Reptilian".
* LetsSplitUpGang: Subverted in "The Devil's Tower".
* LifeEnergy: TOS episode "The Invisible Monster". One of the forms of energy the creature can devour.
* LittleStowaway: {{Lampshaded}} in "Terror Island".
* MadScientist: Dr. Ashida, Dr. Chu Sing Ling, Dr. Phorbus and Dr. Zin.
* MadeForTVMovie: It had two in the early 90's: ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestVersusTheCyberInsects'', neither of which were considered very good.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: White Feather in TOS episode "Werewolf of the Timberland", and {{subverted}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Villains order this for the Quest team in TOS episodes "Double Danger" and "Werewolf of the Timberland".
* MatchlightDangerRevelation: "The Fraudulent Volcano."
* MeaningfulName: In "The Devil's Tower" the villain is named "Von Deufel", very similar to "Teufel" ("devil" in German).
* MissingMom: Jonny's and Hadji's.
* TheMole: Four in various episodes.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Zartan's henchman Scorpio in the 1986 "The Monolith Man".
* NobleWolf: A gray one in "Werewolf of the Timberland."
* NoFourthWall: Jonny in "Monster in the Monastery".
* NonHumanSidekick: Bandit.
* NowDoItAgainBackwards: How Dr. Quest destroys "The Invisible Monster".
* ObviouslyEvil: ''Jonny Quest'' villains in general. Dr. Zin, most notably.
* {{Oculothorax}}: The title creature in "The Invisible Monster".
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Dr. Benton Quest.
* PantheraAwesome: The tiger in "Riddle of the Gold".
* PistolWhipping: Multiple episodes
* PlungerDetonator: General Fong's guards use them to detonate mines in "The Quetong Missile Mystery".
* PowderTrail: "Riddle of the Gold".
* ThePrecariousLedge: This trope appears in the episode "The Devil's Tower". During their escape the Quest team must ease their way along a narrow trail in a cliff with the mad war criminal Von Duffel bombing them with grenades from the air.
* PteroSoarer: "Turu the Terrible."
* PuppyLove: In the two movies based on the 80's series, Race's daughter Jesse and Jonny appear to be about 10 to 12 years old. She kisses him in both movies.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: "Terror Island". Race kicks a guard in the butt and causes his head to collide with that of another guard, knocking them both out.
* RealAfterAll: The Yeti in "Monster in the Monastery".
* RedAlert: In "The Sea Haunt," "Arctic Splashdown" and "The Robot Spy."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The "yeti" in "Monster in the Monastery" and the title opponent in "The Robot Spy".
* RedScare
* ReflectiveEyes: "Pirates from Below". A guard's eyes reflect glints from Hadji's ruby.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Hadji at first, until a 1960s episode where they talk about how they all first met.[[note]]It's assumed that this story also applies to the later versions as well, since it was never contradicted those versions.[[/note]]
* {{Retcon}}: Jessie Bradshaw in the 80s series -> Race Bannon's daughter in the TV movies.[[note]]However, this only assumes that the movies aren't an alternate continuity, if not two separate ones for each movie.[[/note]]
** "Deadly Junket" was essentially a copy of "The Dreadful Doll". So it's Denise Lor -> Jessie Bradshaw -> Jessie Bannon
* RightHandAttackDog: "Dragons of Ashida".
* RopeBridge: In "The Devil's Tower."
* RuthlessModernPirates: The villains in "Skull And Double Crossbones."
* ScaryScorpions: In "The Curse of Anubis".
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Done in at least one episode with Johnny on a motorbike being chased by villains in a jeep.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Used constantly in each version.
* SecondPersonAttack: In "Dragons of Ashida" and "A Small Matter of Pygmies".
* SelfDestructMechanism: In the missile in "Arctic Splashdown."
* SensorSuspense: The Air Force radar operators in "The Robot Spy".
* ShieldSurf: Jonny and Hadji in "Monster in the Monastery".
* ShirtlessScene: All 4 of the main characters in various episodes.
* ShoutOut: "That's a horse of a different color!" in "Attack of the Tree People".
* SiegeEngines: Catapults flinging flaming missiles in "Monster in the Monastery".
* SimSimSalabim: The TropeNamer.
* TheSixties: Made in 1964.
* SkintoneSclerae
* SkunkStripe: Dr. Phorbus in "Peril of the Reptilian."
* SlipperySkid: The chief yeti in "Monster in the Monastery".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: All three series.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: White Feather in "Werewolf of the Timberland."
* SpiderTank: The title device in "The Robot Spy."
* StabTheScorpion: "A Small Matter of Pygmies". The pygmy who cuts Hadji's bonds.
* StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure: In "Calcutta Adventure."
* StealthHiBye: White Feather in "Werewolf of the Timberland."
* StockPhrases
** GladHesOnOurSide: "The Mystery of the Lizard Men" and "Treasure of the Temple".
** ThatsAnOrder: Race to the boys in "Terror Island".
** ThisCannotBe: Notably, Kareem in "The Curse of Anubis."
** WeWillMeetAgain: Dr. Zin and his daughters.
** YouCanSayThatAgain: In "The Invisible Monster".
* StunGuns: The antennae of "The Robot Spy."
* SubmarinePirates: "Pirates from Below". They arrive in a submarine and steal the Underwater Prober. Later they attack the Prober in torpedo-firing one man subs.
* TapOnTheHead: Many episodes.
* TeamPet: Bandit.
* TemptingFate: "Pirates from Below", "Turu the Terrible" and "The Devil's Tower".
* ThatWasTheLastEntry: "The Sea Haunt". The ApocalypticLog of a ship's captain describes how he and his crew were threatened by a monster.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt: In "The Sea Haunt."
* ThrowingTheDistraction: "The Dreadful Doll" and "Terror Island".
* TimmyInAWell: Bandit and Superintendent Owens in "Skull and Double Crossbones."
* TranquilizerDart: "The Quetong Missile Mystery" and "Pirates from Below"
* TrapDoor: The title {{Villain}} uses one in "Dragons of Ashida."
* TribalFacePaint: In "Pursuit of the Po-Ho".
* TrojanHorse: In "The Robot Spy" Dr. Zin tricks Dr. Quest into taking the title device inside a military base.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* VampiricDraining: "The Invisible Monster". The title creature can drain the [[LifeEnergy energy from a human body]] by touch, thus "consuming" the person.
* VanInBlack: One is keeping an eye on the Quests in "The Quetong Missile Mystery."
* VisibleInvisibility: "The Invisible Monster"
* WalkingTheEarth
* WinYourFreedom: "Dragons of Ashida"
* WildWilderness: Any episode from old to new has this trope to a T.
* YellowPeril: Dr. Zin... and Dr. Ashida, and General Fong, and Chu Sing Ling -- heck, TOS '''lived''' on this trope.
* YouHaveFailedMe: In "The Quetong Missile Mystery," General Fong [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath shoots one of his own men]] for this reason.
* YouShallNotPass: In "Dragons of Ashida," Race does this to Sumi and two dragons.

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