[[caption-width-right:300:Starring [[MrFanservice Daniel Goddard]] in a loincloth. Oh, and there's a plot in there. Somewhere. [[DistractedByTheSexy Maybe]].]]

->''"In an age when nature and magic rule the world... there is an extraordinary legend: the story of a warrior who communicates with animals."''
-->-- '''Beastmaster intro'''

Emerging on the heels of the enormous popularity of [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] and [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]], ''[=BeastMaster=]'' was a [[RecycledTheSeries recycled]] TV series of [[Film/TheBeastmaster the film of the same name]] and [[FollowTheLeader shared]] the general WalkingTheEarth in TheTimeOfMyths sort of theme. The series lasted from October, 1999 to May, 2002. A total of 66 episodes in three seasons.

Starring Daniel Goddard as [[TheHero Dar]], Jackson Raine as [[TheSmartGuy Tao]], Steven Grives as [[EvilOverlord King Zad]], Monika Schnarre as [[HotWitch The Sorceress]], Grahame Bond as [[JerkassGods The Ancient One]], and Marjean Holden as [[ActionGirl Arina]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: When he's not completely topless he is wearing a backpack with thin straps.
[[folder:King Zad]]
[[folder:Ancient One]]
[[folder:First Sorceress]]
[[folder:Second Sorceress]]
[[folder:King Voden]]
* Guyliner: He wears kohl eyeliner in every episode he is in.
* LightIsNotGood: Voden wears white everything, which despite tramping through forests always remain immaculate, as well as having bleached hair. He is also very pale.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Not only is he insane, his insanity actually increases in each subsequent episode. In one episode his own mother notes his madness.
!!This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Most notably Arina, but also many [[GirlOfTheWeek girls of the week]].
* BareYourMidriff: A staple of the female characters.
* [[BigBad Big Bads]]: King Zad, Voden, Balcifer
* ContinuitySnarl: The third season changed ongoing plotlines or established histories established in the first two seasons.
* CostumePorn: The Sorceress's outfits.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: Akili is a [[{{Mooks}} Terron warrior]]. None of the other Terrons wear loincloths specifically designed to show off certain...''assets''.
* DarkActionGirl: Arina [[spoiler: before her HeelFaceTurn.]]
* TheBeastmaster: Um, ''duh''.
* BladeOnAStick: Dar carries a staff with one club end and one sharp end, which he can [[DualWielding separate]].
* MrFanservice: Dar. Sweet ''lord'', Dar. Just scroll back up to get what we're talking about, but remember to come back down eventually.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift
* EvilOverlord: King Zad
* {{Expy}}: Many of the characters are named after characters from the film:
** Dar/Dar
** Zad/Zed
** Tao/Tal
** Kira/Kiri
* EyeScream: A flashback in 'The Demon Curupira' shows an ant crawling on Dar's eyeball.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Dar. Tao becomes more of this over the course of the series.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: One of the big themes of the show, illustrated primarily through Dar and Tao. An example from early in the series: Tao, preparing to continue his journey, builds Dar a garden as a farewell gift, citing the greater convenience of not needing to forage for food. Dar is confused (the forest has plenty of food already) and unsettled ("But that's where the wildflowers grow."). Later on Tao is equally unsuccessful in convincing Dar to dig a well.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Dar. See TakingTheBullet below.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Arina]]
* HeroicFantasy
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: It can, at times, be difficult to focus on Monika Schnarre's face.
* InventingTheWheel: In the middle of the first season, Tao gets fascinated by the "many applications of circles" and meets a fellow who invents the wheel.
* JamesBondage: Tao gets captured or otherwise put in mortal danger a ''lot''.
* JerkassGods: The Ancient One, definitely. The Sorceress also has her moments.
* TheKlutz: Tao
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: Invoked in "The Last Unicorns".
--> King Zad: Every Terron warrior will have a priceless horn!... so to speak.
* LastOfHisKind: Dar and Kyra [[spoiler: until the end of the first season]] are the last surviving members of the Sula tribe.
* LightIsNotGood: King Voden wears white and has bleached hair. He's also kind of a {{Jerkass}}.
* LightningBruiser: Dar is both fast and powerful.
* LoinCloth: Worn by Dar and numerous guest stars.
* TheMedic: Tao
* MorphicResonance: King Zadd is turned into a donkey with the same tatoos. Although one character finds them familiar, it doesn't become GlamourFailure in time to be meaningful.
* TheNapoleon: Ketzwayo
* NatureHero
* NonActionGuy: Tao.
* NonHumanSidekick: The animals - Ruh, Sharak, Kodo, and Podo
* PantheraAwesome: Mainly Ruh, but there are giant cats [[http://www.hanacoast.ws/malestars/pictures/381145/danielgoddard.jpg all over this show]].
* RemakeCameo: [[Film/TheBeastmaster Marc Singer]] as Dartanus in the third season.
* SceneryPorn
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: Inverted. King Zad and Voden both cover themselves up, while Dar runs around in a loincloth.
* {{Sidekick}}: Tao
* TheSmartGuy: Tao is one of the few characters on the show who can read and write.
* SpeculativeFiction
* SpoilerOpening: From the very first episode, the opening narration refers to [[spoiler: Dar being the [[LastOfHisKind last of the Sula]],]] which doesn't actually occur until the first season finale.
* TheSpymaster: The Ancient One, which he tries to teach his sorceresses - Zad is more than grateful for the scrapes given to him by magic and his men; Dar with his eagle.
* StatuesqueStunner: The Sorceress.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: After [[StarCrossedLovers Dar and Kyra]] are finally reunited, Kyra intentionally intercepts an axe thrown by [[{{Jerkass}} Qord]]...with her back.]] Ouch.
* TheTimeOfMyths
* {{Tsundere}}: Curupira
* {{Twincest}}: Nye and Jem from the episode "Gemini". (...yeah.)
-->'''Tao:''' It says you were born in the same place... and at the same time.
-->'''Jem:''' You are the first to understand.
-->'''Tao:''' This has to be wrong.
-->'''Nye:''' It's not wrong.
-->'''Jem:''' We know our own story.
-->'''Tao:''' But it says you were born of the same mother.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Dar
* WalkingTheEarth: In addition to being the framework for the show itself, the mission of most of Tao's people to wander the world, spreading and gaining knowledge.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: The third season took a radically different path from the second dropping some plotlines or conveniently writing out characters. The all-powerful Ancient One, who is supposed to have existed since before the world, is killed off screen with only his bones showing by new BiggerBad Balcifer and the second season sorceress conveniently disappeared.
* YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX: Tao's people are not well liked.
--> "The Eiron are master tricksters, pretending to be ignorant but making others look so in the end. They are hated."
--> "Just for challenging somebody's beliefs?"
--> "Wit is... ''dangerous'' to the simple-minded."
--> Earlier in that same episode:
-->"Sounds like an Eiron. They are pests, like fleas: tiny and harmless-looking; but let them live, and they sting you all over. We don't need their kind of free thinking in our world."