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A traditionally-animated film by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. ''The Road to El Dorado'' follows the adventures of Spaniards Tulio and Miguel as they try to con and cheat their way to fame and fortune. A game of chance earns them a TreasureMap which seems to point the way to El Dorado: the lost "CityOfGold."

The two (mis)adventurers stow away by accident on Cortez's (yes, ''[[HernanCortez that]]'' Cortez) flagship, and their escape strands them in the New World with only [[NonHumanSidekick Cortez's horse]] and the treasure map for company. Seeking enough gold to "buy Spain", they set off into the jungles of Central America, where they'll find something worth much more than treasure.

The film was a pretty big flop, but [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove it shouldn't have been]]; it's ridiculously fun to watch, especially so if you understand the idea behind the film. [[WordOfGod According to the producers]], after seeing so many animated features whose heroes [[SpotlightStealingSquad were upstaged by]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse more memorable sidekicks]], they decided to just cut out the typical "hero" characters and center the film on ThoseTwoGuys in the first place. Essentially, the end result is a cartoon version of ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''. With the plot of ''The Man Who Would Be King.'' With songs by EltonJohn.

As might be expected from the title and the two con-artists traveling plotline, the film is heavily influenced by the BingCrosby, BobHope, and Dorothy Lamour series of ''RoadTo'' films of the 1940s.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* [[TheAbridgedSeries The Abridged Fanfic]]: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5336125/1/A_Road_to_El_Dorado_Parody Here]]. Enjoy.
* AchillesInHisTent: Miguel, [[spoiler:after a fight with Tulio, decides to stay in El Dorado while Tulio and Chel sail back to Spain. When he sees that they're about to be crushed by a giant pillar, he rushes back to save them.]]
* AdiposeRex: Chief Tannabok.
* AgentMulder: Miguel to Tulio's AgentScully.
* AgentScully: Tulio to Miguel's AgentMulder.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Altivo. Somewhat lampshaded by Tulio.
-->'''Tulio:''' ''[after Altivo fetches keys for an apple]'' For Pete's sake, Miguel! He's a ruthless warhorse, not a poodle!
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Let's be serious. Excluding the presence of fairies and talking worms, this resembles Cortez's campaign as much as ''TheMagicVoyage'' resembles Columbus' first travel. Though, of course, [[RuleOfCool that's not the point.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Chel. Justified since it's local attire.
* BigBadEnsemble: Tzekel-Kan and Hernan Cortez [[spoiler:until the former meets the latter and becomes subservient to him.]]
* BigFun: Chief Tannabok.
* BigDamnHeroes: When it seems like Tulio and Chel's ship won't make it past the falling pillar, [[spoiler:Miguel rides Altivo towards the ship to give him the impulse he needs to jump and pull the sail down so the ship can go faster and avoid certain death.]]
* BigWordShout: Tulio yells "STOP!" apparently stopping a volcano from erupting.
* BloodMagic: Tzekel-Kan seems to power his magic with human sacrifice.
* BriefAccentImitation: Tulio briefly imitates Miguel's British accent at the end.
--> '''Tulio''': You had to be all 'Oh, look at me, look at me, I'm a god.'
* BuffySpeak: Miguel, when trying to explain why the boat is unacceptable.
--> '''Miguel:''' I have ''been'' around boats, believe me. And that, um... pointy tall... the-the-the long up and- up and down thing...
--> '''Chief:''' The mast?
** Also when trying to get Altivo to find them a pry-bar.
--> '''Miguel:''' All you have to do is find a pry-bar! A long piece of iron with a hooky-thing at the end!
* CheatersNeverProsper: Both inverted and played straight. Miguel and Tulio ''do'' get into serious trouble for using loaded dice, but, on the other hand, [[spoiler:if they hadn't cheated they wouldn't have gotten to El Dorado in the first place]]. Later on, [[spoiler:cheating at the ball game saved their bacon]]. Then again, it only delayed things since it directly led to the BigBad coming after them.
* TheChewToy: Tulio, though mostly during the "Trail We Blaze" sequence.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Cortez goes into a detailed explanation of exactly how Miguel and Tulio will be punished, culminating in their being sold into slavery when they arrive in Cuba. Miguel's response?
--> '''Miguel:''' All right! Cuba!
* ConMan: Both of the protagonists.
* ConspicuousCGI: I hear CGI Gold is the best kind of gold.
** JustifiedTrope: They wrote special animation software to make the gold look "gold" rather than merely "yellow".
** The barrels the duo hide in are also CGI.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The guy the duo gambles against happens to have a map to El Dorado just as the Spanish Fleet is leaving for South America, the duo happen to wash up right on its shores after days adrift at sea, and a volcanic eruption happens (and cancels itself) just as the duo are asked for proof of their divinity.
* ConvectionSchmonvection
* CueTheRain: When Miguel and Tulio are adrift at sea with no food or water.
* DeadpanSnarker: Tulio, Miguel, and Chel. Well, it is a film about the sidekicks instead of the heroes...
* DeathGlare:
** Tulio gives several of these to Miguel for digging them deeper into trouble.
** Miguel himself gives a truly awesome one after his ShutUpHannibal speech.
** Cortez, too, is good at these.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The "It's Tough to Be a God" party sequence. Also a MushroomSamba and DrunkenMontage.
** To be fair, it doesn't really get that acidy until near the end, where it's implied that they'd had a LOT to drink and smoke, and the wine/alcohol they'd been drinking was probably fairly strong, given that Tulio looks gobsmacked when he first takes a drink and Miguel spits it out.
* {{Disneyesque}}
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Averted. See "Karmic Death" below.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Chel goes barefoot throughout the film.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The scene where Tzekel-Kan [[spoiler: completes the potion that summons the huge jaguar stone-beast-thing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUD1D5Nf-3c=1#t=4m00s Orgasm much?]]]]
** Speaking of orgasm face, Tulio really gets into that massage he gives Chel.
* DoubleEdgedAnswer: Tulio and Miguel manage to sneak off Cortez's ship with enough food to get back to Spain, with the unexpected event of Altivo jumping off the ship in chase of an apple. After saving themselves, the horse, and the boat, Altivo eats all of their food within seconds.
-->'''Tulio''': Did any of the provisions make it?
-->'''Miguel''': (Looks and sees Altivo eating) Well, yes and no...
* EarWorm: The opening theme. It even appears to be one in-universe, since Chel hums it casually while blackmailing Tulio and Miguel.
* EasterEgg: When Tzekel-Kan is flicking through his [[TomeOfEldritchLore codex]], one of the pictures is [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation a boy fishing from a moon.]]
* EternalEnglish: Played completely straight. Everybody - even the people of El Dorado - speaks English (though, being generous, it could be eternal Spanish).
** [[FridgeLogic Gets confusing]] when Chel needs to translate certain words for Tulio and Miguel, like the word for "spirit world".
* EverybodyKnewAlready: [[spoiler: The Chief knew that Tulio and Miguel weren't gods.]]
* EvilIsHammy: Tzekel-Kan
* {{Fanservice}}: ''Equal opportunity'' fanservice, no less. In addition to Chel's many lovely [[{{Stripperific}} assets]], there are plenty of scenes that show off the ''very'' [[ShirtlessScene nice]] bodies of the [[MrFanservice protagonists]], including a changing scene bordering on MaleFrontalNudity.
** 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 {{Tumblr}} logo over her face.
* FemmeFatale: Chel.
* FeudEpisode: Tulio and Miguel nearly split up over Tulio's relationship with Chel.
* {{Flynning}}: Justified when Tulio and Miguel do it deliberately during a [[SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship (mostly) slice and dice rapier swordfight]] with each other, then reveal it's all an act to avoid being arrested.
-->'''Tulio:''' Ladies and gentlemen, we've decided it's a draw!\\
'''Miguel:''' Thank you all for coming! You've been great, see you soon!\\
'''Tulio:''' Adios!
** The way it's staged suggests that they've done it before, and considering the film being set in the early 1500s (and the rapier being a civilian weapon) it's likely that both are in reality adequate fencers.
* FromBadToWorse: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when the two of them (and the horse) are stranded on the rowboat in the Atlantic:
-->'''Miguel:''' Look on the positive side. At least things can't get--\\
''[[CueTheRain Massive thunderstorm starts]]''\\
'''Tulio:''' Excuse me. Were you going to say "worse"?\\
'''Miguel:''' Absolutely not. I've revised that whole thing.\\
''Scene ends with a pan out showing [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks sharks approaching]].''
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Miguel playing his mandolin during the gambling scenes.
** [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf3p7eDpTW1qe4sm9.gif Hee hee]]
** When they first enter the city, Altivo mouths "El Dorado!" along with Tulio and Miguel.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lots.
** When Chel seduces Tulio.
-->'''Chel:''' ''(alarmed)'' ''The High Priest?!'' What's he going to think when if he finds one of the gods like this with ''me?!''\\
'''Tulio:''' ''(dazed)'' Uh... lucky god?
** "HOLY... SHIP!"
** SO MANY lines and moments - but when Tulio starts talking about [[http://tinyurl.com/3elh5rv "Ascending Horizontally,"]] even Miguel gets in on the joke.
** There's a surprisingly easy-to-miss one right at the beginning: During the opening song, a pair of armadillos meet, sniff each other's noses, and disappear into a bush. The bush shakes around a bit and a moment later the two armadillos pop out again... followed by a bunch of babies.
** It could just be an animation slip-up, but much has been made of the fact that when Tulio and Chel's makeout session is interrupted, her head is nowhere near his lips. And it doesn't help that she's clearly straddling him as we see her move her leg to get off of him.
*** And then there's Chel moaning when Tulio massages her shoulders, before he says, "Oh yeah."
** Right before the natives address them when they first arrive, Miguel apologizes to Tulio about a past girl. Tulio's mouth clearly starts to form the F-word right before Tzekel-Kan interrupts.
** During the "Trail We Blaze" section Miguel and Tulio are both shown stripping down before jumping into the hot springs.
** At one point during "It's Tough to Be a God", Miguel sings, "So let's be gods; the perks are great!" He and Tulio promptly fall to the ground, surrounded by women.
* GodGuise: The basis of most of the plot. C'mon, it's a {{Mayincatec}} classic.
* GodTest: The Doradans challenge the explorers to a ballgame... two gods against 15 mortals.
* GoldFever
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: By monkeys! ''With flees!''
* GratuitousSpanish
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Miguel fits almost every aspect of the male version.
* {{Hammerspace}}
** {{Lampshaded}} with Chel, with perhaps a bit of VictoriasSecretCompartment.
-->'''Tulio:''' How did you get those?\\
'''Miguel:''' Where was she ''keeping'' them?
** Played straight when Tzekel-Kan stows his codex under his tunic.
* HardHead: In attempting to figure out an [[GreatEscape escape plan]], Tulio bangs his head on a wooden plank so often over a period of (we assume) months it leaves a worn, rounded dent in the shape of his forehead.
* HartmanHips: Chel.
* {{Headdesk}}: Tulio is banging his head against a wall to try to figure out a way to escape from Cortez's ship. He appears to get an idea... but just resumes banging.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miguel and Tulio.
** Well, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen not originally.]]
* HumanSacrifice: Threatened often, performed only once. "It just needs a little more... body.." Doubles as a KickTheDog moment.
* HumansAreBastards: Tzekel-Kan's philosophy is steeped in this: that humans deserve to be sacrificed to the gods because humans are unworthy.
* IChooseToStay: Subverted.
* IdiotHair: Both Miguel and Tulio have it, though less pronounced.
* IdiotHero: Miguel and Tulio.
* IgnoredEnemy: Used twice.
* ImOkay: Used when a guard encounters the Jaguars foot. Then he gets stomped:
-->'''Guard:''' I'm still okay!
* IncomingHam: "BEHOLD! As the prophesies foretold! The time! Of judgement! IS NOW!!!"
* IntellectualAnimal: Altivo.
* InTheLocalTongue: Provides the page quote.
-->'''Tulio''': Apparently, ''El Dorado'' is native for great... big... '''''ROCK!!!'''''
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Tulio and Miguel in the rowboat, where they think that they will soon die.
-->'''Tulio:''' If it's any consolation, Miguel... you... made my life... an adventure! ''(sobs)''\\
'''Miguel:''' And if it's any consolation, Tulio... you... made my life... rich!\\
'''Altivo:''' ''(rolls eyes)''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Both protagonists. Though Tulio is more of a jerk than Miguel, they both end up saving the city from Cortez and Tzekel-Kan.
* JustAStupidAccent: Everyone speaks English, period. The Spaniards sound like native-born Americans/Brits, most everyone else speaks with a Central American accent, and [[LargeHam Tzekel-Kan has a dialect all his own]].
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Hernan Cortez. A foregone conclusion, sadly.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Averted. It ''looks'' like Tzekel-Kan suffers a DisneyVillainDeath at one point, but it turns out he survived. Only to suffer a FateWorseThanDeath at the end, if Spanish slavery is anything to go by.]]
** [[spoiler:Or a swift one [[RealityEnsues by smallpox]].]]
* {{Keet}}: Miguel is toeing the line here.
* KickTheDog: Tzekel-Kan sacrifices his loyal but [[DumbMuscle not-too-bright]] right hand man to fuel a spell.
* KnightTemplar: Tzekel-Kan wants to purge the city of, what he believes, the wicked and unrighteous citizens of El Dorado.
* LargeHam: Tzekel-Kan.
** "MIGHTY AND POWERFUL GODS!"
** Miguel and Tulio as well, not that surprising since the former is voiced by a Shakespearean actor and the latter's voiced by the guy who was the lead in the 1983 version of The Pirates of Penzance.
* LastSecondWordSwap:
** "Holy... Ship!"
** Tulio: "...free from any tempta-- uh, ''distractions''..."
* LatinLand: The legend of El Dorado '''does not''' come from Central America; just ask a Colombian.
* LeanAndMean: Tzekel-Kan.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Miguel provides his own soundtrack at numerous points in the film.
* LighterAndFluffier: The plot of the movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King," which was made into a live action movie with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. The original story and the live adaptation are significantly darker.
* LittleMissConArtist: Chel's sexier than usual version of this trope.
* LivingStatue: Using powerful magic, Tzkel-Kan brings to life a giant jaguar statue and controls it as a MarionetteMaster.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: This film gives you your money's worth of JimCummings.
* 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.
* MarkedChange: Tzekel-Kan gains TronLines on his body when he takes control of the stone jaguar.
* MatchCut: Numerous, usually involving something symbolic matched instantly with real version.
* {{Mayincatec}}: The native culture is sort of a blend of all the typical Hollywood Aztec/Mayan/Incan traits.
* MeaningfulEcho: "To err is human, to forgive Divine." First used as a means of appeasing Tzekel-Kan when they dismiss his "[[HumanSacrifice tribute]]". Later, said back to Miguel [[spoiler:by the Chief, all but saying out loud he knows Miguel isn't a god but doesn't care.]]
* MeaningfulName:
** ''Altivo'' is Spanish for "arrogant".
** And Miguel means "Who is like God?".
** Tulio means "That who leads".
** ''Cortez'' is ''Cortés'' in Spanish, which means "polite".
*** 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.
* MightyWhitey: Averted. From climbing temple stairs to the local sports, Miguel and Tulio are comically out of the natives' league. They can only get anywhere through cheating and duplicity.
* MyGrandmaCanDoBetterThanYou: Variant:
-->'''Miguel:''' You fight like my sister!\\
'''Tulio:''' [[InsultBackfire I fought your sister; that's a compliment!]]
* NonHumanSideKick: Altivo the warhorse, and the armadillo to a lesser extent.
* NoodleIncident:
** Mentioned by Miguel when he thinks he and Tulio are going to die.
-->'''Miguel:''' Tulio, I just want you to know, I'm sorry about that girl in Barcelona.
** Possibly, Chel's reasons for leaving El Dorado, which are never clarified, but her facial expression is more than a little suspicious in that instance.
-->'''Chel:''' You've got your reasons... and I've got mine.
*** In the junior novelization and storybooks, Tzekel-Kan was about to sacrifice her before the chief stopped him. This scene was the original opening to the movie before it was cut.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: For a Spaniard, Miguel sounds awfully... British. And, come to that, Tulio sounds awfully... American.
* NotInTheFace: Tulio while {{Flynning}}.
-->'''Tulio:''' ''(whispers)'' Not the face, not the face...
* NotSoGreatEscape: Takes on a pronounced [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zag]] through the beginning of the film: Miguel and Tulio avoid arrest through impressive {{Flynning}} only to fall into a bull pen. They make a dramatic exit with the bull mowing down some of their pursuers, jumping off of a high wall into open barrels full of water to elude the others. They pull the lids over themselves, only to be hoisted aboard a ship bound for the New World and have a large, heavy chest piled on top to keep them from getting out. At sea, the chest is removed, they emerge dramatically in full view of the crew, and are promptly locked in irons for an involuntary audience with Cortez. They are thrown in the brig as stowaways and presumably flogged, eventually sneaking out in the dead of night with the help of [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Altivo's fetching skills.]] After another dramatic escape when Altivo jumps overboard, all three wind up at sea in a rowboat, dying of starvation and thirst. Fortunately, they miraculously beach themselves a stone's throw away from a landmark in their [[TreasureMap map to El Dorado]].
* NubileSavage: Chel.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Around the middle of the movie, [[spoiler:Chief Tannabok hints that he already suspected that Miguel and Tulio weren't gods]]. He probably chooses not to divulge this because the "gods"' presence weakened the high priest's power and put a stop to the human sacrifices, which he was clearly against. The fact they were pretty fun anyway probably helped.
* OceanMadness: Referenced after Miguel, Tulio, and their horse Altivo have been floating for God-knows how long and then suddenly wash ashore:
-->'''Miguel''': And it is! It really is the map to El Dorado! *he pants with excitement*
-->'''Tulio''': ...you drank the seawater, didn't you?
* OminousLatinChanting: Well, ominous chanting, anyway...
* PermaStubble: Tulio.
* PlanningWithProps: When Tulio tries to formulate a plan for their boat of gold and the pillars that lead to El Dorado, he uses a stack of earrings to represent the pillars and a pendant for the boat. The armadillo spills water over the whole scene, inspiring Tulio to decide to crash the boat into the pillars
* PopStarComposer: EltonJohn co-wrote ''and'' performed all the songs for the movie.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Tulio gets to do ''four'' of these:
-->"Apparently, El Dorado is native for... "''Great. Big.'' '''''ROCK!!!'''''" ''(echoes)''\\
"Get. On. The ''horse''."\\
"WHAT. Do you THINK. You're DOING?!?"\\
"...On the one hand - Gold! On the other hand ''(points at mural of an execution)'' - Painful. Agonizing. '''''FAILURE.'''''"
* PuppyDogEyes: Miguel uses this on Tulio, who calls it "The Face", to gamble for the map.
* 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.]]
* RecordNeedleScratch: Atop their temple, looking over the majestic city below, Miguel is gazing out as Tulio is thinking inside.
-->'''Tulio:''' We just have to lie low.\\
'''Miguel:''' ''(beautiful music swells)'' But Tulio, this place is amazing! I mean I wonder what's-\\
'''Tulio:''' NO! ''(needle scratch)'' Don't even move!!!
* RecycledInSpace. ''The Man Who Would Be King''. In cartoon form. In South America. With musical numbers.
** Or any of the BobHope / BingCrosby "Road" movies AS A CARTOON!
* RedOniBlueOni: Miguel and Tulio as well as Tzekel-kan and Chief Tannabok.
** Color coded for your convenience in both cases.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* RidingIntoTheSunset: The movie ends this way, or rather Chel rides off, with Miguel and Tulio running to catch up after they fall off Altivo.
* RockBottom:
-->'''Miguel''': Tulio, look on the bright side! At least things can't get any-\\
([[CueTheRain Cue pouring rain and thunder]])\\
'''Tulio:''' Excuse me, were you going to say WORSE?\\
'''Miguel:''' Nnnno...no.\\
'''Tulio:''' You're sure?\\
'''Miguel:''' Absolutely not, I've revised that whole thing.\\
'''Tulio:''' We're at least in a rowboat.\\
'''Miguel:''' We're in a rowboat, exactly.\\
(Cue {{Threatening Shark}}s)
* SceneryPorn: What'd you expect from the City of Gold? Also present everywhere during the "Trail We Blaze" sequence.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Miguel and Tulio - they even provide the page image. But, of course, you'd probably react the same way to a giant green stone jaguar breaking out of a temple. But less so when it's Chel.
-->'''Tulio:''' Miguel and Tulio!\\
'''Miguel:''' Tulio and Miguel!\\
'''Both:''' Mighty and Powerful Gods!\\
'''Chel:''' Hello!\\
'''Both:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny *squeal* ]]
* [[spoiler: 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.]]
* SinisterMinister: Tzekel-Kan is an evil priest. He's also, to a certain extent, TheGrandVizier. Though the chief is not the typical HorribleJudgeOfCharacter who lets the GrandVizier get away with everything; he clearly distrusts and dislikes Tzekel-Kan, and is glad when the gods start speaking for themselves.
* SilentSnarker: Chel at times. Also Altivo the eye-rolling horse.
* TheSmartGuy: Tulio.
* SoftWater: Quite a few scenes, including the scene where Miguel and Tulio get onto the ship.
* SouthOfTheBorder
* SpicyLatina: Chel. Well, she ''is'' voiced by Rosie Perez.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The film is seen by many fans as a SpiritualSuccessor to the old Hope and Crosby "RoadTo ..." movies.
* StoutStrength: Tannabok, easily the fattest person in El Dorado, manages to single-handedly slow the topple of a massive stone pillar by pulling on all the guy ropes at once.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Chel.
* TemptingFate: When Tulio and Miguel are stuck on the rowboat with no food.
-->'''Miguel:''' "Look on the positive side, at least things can't ge-" ([[CueTheRain immediate thunderstorm]])\\
'''Tulio:''' (angry) "Excuse me, were you going to say 'worse?'"\\
'''Miguel:''' "Er... no"\\
They argue as the camera pulls out to show [[ThreateningShark at least a half dozen sharks]] following their boat.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The entire idea behind the film was to take ThoseTwoGuys and make them into main characters instead of putting them in their normal sidekick role.
* ThwartedEscape: After their impressive display of {{Flynning}} to avoid being arrested, Miguel and Tulio drop behind a stone wall, only to find they have fallen into the pen of a huge bull that doesn't seem too happy to see them.
* ThreatBackfire:
--> '''Miguel:''' That's right, do not question us! Or we shall have to unleash our awesome and terrible power, and ''you don't want that''!
--> '''Tzekel-Kan:''' Well yes! We do!
--> '''Miguel:''' ...[[OhCrap You do?]]...
* TreasureMap: The map won by Miguel and Tulio.
* {{Trickster}}: Chel
* VagabondBuddies: Miguel and Tulio. Unsurprising, since it's styled after [[RoadTo the Trope Codifier]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tulio and Miguel are Type 2.
* WantedPoster: Miguel and Tulio are first introduced by one to establish that they are criminals.
* YouFightLikeACow:
-->'''Miguel:''' You fight like my sister!\\
'''Tulio''': [[InsultBackfire Ah ha! I've fought your sister! That's a compliment!]]
** Also a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar in the German dub:
-->'''Miguel:''' You fight like my sister!\\
'''Tulio:''' Ah ha! I've fought your sister, but with my best sword!
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