* AdaptationDisplacement: Let's face it, most of you have seen the movies, not the original stories. In a more direct example, in the first book, Zorro wore a sombrero and full-face mask. But [=McCulley=] liked the flat Andalusian hat and half-mask Douglas Fairbanks wore in the movie so much that he wrote that costume into all the later stories.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Anytime the adaptation averts {{Flynning}} and gets a real sword duel in.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Enrique is seemingly regarded this way by a not insiginficant proportion of the fanbase.
* EarWorm: The live action TV show theme. In both English ''and'' Spanish.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSgbxPtyv1U Here]], for your blissful listening.
* NewerThanTheyThink: Due to the iconic nature and well told storyline, Zorro is often thought to be an old folk tale from the settler days of California, and not a relatively new story made whole-cloth in 1919.
* WhatAnIdiot: The military arranged a clever way to deliver the taxes to Monterrey without risk. The blacksmith forged a giant padlock, whose sole key was delivered first to the governor. So, even if thieves stole them, they wouldn't be able to open the case. They called all the people to watch the ceremony: the taxes will be safe at the moment when García closes the padlock, [[WhatAnIdiot doing this!]] (yes, you understood it correctly, he closed the padlock alone, as a demonstration, without securing the case with it... and the only key is one state away)
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