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This 1960s AnimatedSeries from Creator/HannaBarbera was unlike its contemporary, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'', in that it was set on Amzot[[note]]Quasar in the 1980s ''Space Stars'' revival[[/note]], a primitive planet protected by King Zandor[[note]]Just "Zandor" in the original series[[/note]]. Zandor's wife, Tara, and their son, Dorno, were the only other known human inhabitants. For some reason, aliens kept trying to conquer an isolated, largely uninhabited jungle world full of monsters. Go figure.

When trouble arose, Zandor commanded a small army of exotic beasts: Gloop and Gleep, a pair of [[BlobMonster gelatinous]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifters]]; Igoo, [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys an ape]] with [[NighInvulnerable rocklike skin]]; Tundro, a rhino-triceratops-like creature that could shoot burning rocks from its horn, and Zok, a [[GiantFlyer flying]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] capable of firing [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beams]] [[EyeBeams from its eyes]] and tail.

In the early 1980s, the Herculoids joined Space Ghost in the AnimatedAnthology series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStars''.
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!!This show provides examples of:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese dub has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pHynlUnaY&feature=related this]].
* ActionMom: Tara, very rarely. Most of the time she was a DistressedDamsel.
* BadassFamily
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Zandor and Zok in "Sarko the Arkman".
* BigRedButton: "Malak and the Metal Apes" has one, used to activate a SelfDestructMechanism.
* TheBlank: The title villains in "Attack of the Faceless People".
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: The eyes of the monsters of the Stone Forest in "The Lost Dorgyte".
* {{Crossover}}: They appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' cartoon "The Molten Monsters of Moltar", part 4 of the six-part "Council of Doom" serial.
* DeadlyDisc: Zandor's shield.
* DeployableCover: "The Time Creatures" and "Invasion of the Electroid Men''.
* DisintegratorRay: Many {{villains}} had these.
* DistressedDamsel: Tara
* DivingSave: Dorno to Gleep in "Swamp Monster".
* DressingAsTheEnemy: "The Crystalites" and "Ruler of the Reptons".
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Igoo, and the flying monkeys in "The Beaked People".
* EvilLaugh: Most of the villains.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: The heroes had slingshots loaded with Tundro's explosive rocks.
* EyeBeams: Zok's FrickinLaserBeams eyes.
* FastballSpecial: Gloop changes to a giant slingshot to throw Igoo, and also throws Gleep once.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Zok, one of "The Gladiators of Kyanite" and the "Laser Lancers".
* GiantEnemyCrab: One of the microscopic monsters in the "Tiny World of Terror".
* GiantFlyer: Zok the dragon.
* HammeredIntoTheGround: In a non-comedic example, "The Crystalloids" had Igoo the rock ape pounding a Crystalloid into the ground with a club.
* HandSignals: Igoo and Zandor in "The Raiders".
* HarmlessFreezing: Igoo in "Mekkor".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Gorvak, the leader of "The Android People."
* HornAttack: Tundro's signature attack, especially of the shooting variety.
* HostageSituation: Tara and Dorno, occasionally.
* HypnoTrinket: "Ruler of the Reptons". The Reptons use a crown to MindControl Tara.
* ImprovisedParachute: Multiple examples, all involving Gloop and Gleep.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Happens to the protagonists in "Tiny World of Terror".
* InstantSedation: Used by "Sarko the Arkman" on Zandor.
* InvincibleHero: Every member of the cast except for Tara and Dorno.
* ISurrenderSuckers: The Mutoid leader Mutak in "The Mutoids".
* JetPack: Used by enemies in "Queen Skorra" and "The Pirates"
* TheLastStraw: Zandor uses this against the gold-stealing "The Raider Apes".
* MuggedForDisguise: Several Crystalite guards in "The Crystalites".
* [[OurDragonsAreDifferent/WesternAnimation Our Dragons Are Different]]: Zok
* PlanetaryRomance
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Zandor's shield.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: "Invasion of the Electrode Men" and "Ruler of the Reptons".
* RedAlert: In "Prisoner of the Bubblemen" after Zandor and Tara escape.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The title characters in "The Mutoids" and "The Crystaloids".
* RedHeadedHero: Zandor
* ReversePolarity: In "Revenge of the Pirates", Zok does this with his eye beams.
* RockBeatsLaser: Several enemies of the Herculoids have far more advenced tech, but lose tho them either way.
* RubberMan: Gloop and Gleep
* SelfDestructMechanism: "Malak and the Metal Apes". Standard feature in the Metal Apes (robots).
* ShrinkRay: Used on the protagonists in "Tiny World of Terror".
* SkintoneSclerae
* StockPhrases
** GladHesOnOurSide: Dorno says, "I'm glad you're on our side," to Tundro in "The Lost Dorgyte".
** ItsQuietTooQuiet: Xandor in "Mission of the Amatons" and "The Island of the Gravites".
** LeaveHimToMe[=/=]SeizeThem: The king of "The Mole Men", referring to Zandor.
** WeMeetAgain: Mekkano in "Mekkano, the Machine Master"
** WeWillMeetAgain: Sta-Lak says, "I will be back!" at the end of "Return of Sta-Lak''.
* TakenForGranite: Subverted when a medusa-type villain tried to do this to Igoo, who already ''was'' granite.
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks: Zandor in multiple episodes.
* TimmyInAWell: All of the animal members, but especially Gloop and Gleep.
* TrapDoor: "Sarko the Arkman" and "The Antidote".
* TreasureRoom: "The Raider Apes". In the villager's cave system.
* TreeBuchet: Igoo to Dorno in "The Raiders".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The title creatures in "The Mutoids".
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Zandor and Dorno.
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