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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, [[ActionGirl Jessie]] (not the same character as Jessie Bradshaw), who would become a recurring character in subsequent incarnations.

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 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 Creator/ZacEfron as Jonny and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] as Race Bannon. However, after that lingered for years it was announced in 2015 that Warner Bros. would be trying again with Creator/RobertRodriguez directing and co-writing with ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' screenwriter Terry Rossio. In the meantime, 2015 saw the classic characters return in a DTV movie crossover with ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''- ''Tom & Jerry: Spy Quest''.

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


* AdventureSeries: One of the first AnimatedSeries in the genre.
%%* 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 in "The Fraudulent Volcano" (a la ''Film/DrNo'') and a tiger in "Riddle of the Gold".
* 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: The titular ''Pteranodon'' of "Turu the Terrible" has a serrated bill and birdlike talons, is described as scaled, walks on his hind legs, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 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: In "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 "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.
%%* 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]].
* 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.
* CoolButInefficient: In "The Robot Spy," Dr. Quest's Para-Power Raygun stops the robot spy, but considering it was designed to drain the power of the machine, not destroy it as it did, he notes that there is no point to the gun as a glorified artillery piece until he can perfect it for its true purpose.
%%* 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: In "Dragons of Ashida", Dr. Ashida's abuse of his servant Sumi leads to a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal.
%%* 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: Each episode had a different one, but see TitleSequenceReplacement below.
* 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".
%%* 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."
%%* 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.
* TheGrandHunt: In "Riddle of the Gold", the fake maharajah sets up a tiger hunt in honor of Dr. Quest's visit. He plans to use have Dr. Quest assassinated during the hunt by having him "accidentally" shot.
%%* 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."
%%* TheIgor: Dr. Phorbus' assistant Simon in "Peril of the Reptilian."
%%* ILikeThoseOdds: Race's comment 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."
* {{Juggernaut}}: Dr. Zin's robot spy that is big, spidery and ''unstoppable''!
* 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: In "The Invisible Monster", this is one of the forms of energy the titular 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 "Werewolf of the Timberland".
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Villains order this for the Quest team in "Double Danger" and "Werewolf of the Timberland".
* MatchlightDangerRevelation: In "The Fraudulent Volcano", this is how Jonny and Hadji discover they're hiding in a room full of explosives. Jonny blows the match out before anything happens.
* 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.
%%* ProtagonistTitle
%%* 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".
* SiliconBasedLife: Not quite. Hard Rock, the man of living stone, was an ancient human whose body had been changed by radiation into solid ''carbon.''
%%* 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.
* SnakeCharmer: Hadji. When the Quests first meet Hadji in India in the episode "Calcutta Adventure" he is charming a cobra while playing a recorder-like instrument. In the episode "The Curse of Anubis" Hadji uses his flute to control deadly snakes and send them away.
%%* 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."
* TitleSequenceReplacement: Much like what had been done with ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' a year before, when the original series and the 1986 revival were syndicated together on ''The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera'', the original show's TitleSequence was replaced with the revival's. Even the {{Episode Title Card}}s were redone in the new series' style, with the writers' names added.
* TranquilizerDart: "The Quetong Missile Mystery" and "Pirates from Below"
* ToxicFriendInfluence: In the original series Jonny was sometimes this to Hadji. Jonny would come up with crazy ideas that got them into danger (often against the wishes of his father and Race Bannon) and Hadji would reluctantly go along with him.
* 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: Possibly. The date is never explicitly stated, and aside from the sci-fi gadgetry the series looks like it's set in the era it was made in.
* 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, the series '''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.