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Headscratchers: The Mysterious Cities of Gold
So what ARE the Olmecs? They say their ancestors built or somehow were involved with the cities of gold. Are they decended from the people of Mu, like Tao's family? They why do they look like Goblins?
  • They're survivors from the nuclear war between Mu and Atlantis. They look weird because of mutations from the radioactive fallout.
  • They were supposed to be aliens, but they were changed to the above in the dubs.
  • In the original French, they never were aliens either. Just a civilization living in periphery to Mu and Atlantis who hid and took refuge during the Great War, hoping they could stay in hibernation and outlive the disaster.

Not the show, this bit of the description... am I reading it wrong?

"It was aired in several countries, and was shown in the United States on Nickelodeon during the late 1980s.note Despite its similarities to Avatar: The Last Airbender including being shown on the same network The Mysterious Cities of Gold was notable in its disregard of Never Say "Die""
Because the way it reads makes it look like Avatar does use Never Say "Die" when in fact it, too, averts that trope a lot.
  • That aside, does it really make ANY sense to compare an French/Japanese import from 1982 to an American series from 2005? Especially since the sentence is phrased to imply Avatar came fir— ah screw it, I'm deleting that.

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