troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Coneheads
Body modification is taboo in Remulakian society.
A scene shows Beldar reacting with extreme disappointment after seeing a tattoo on his daughter's head, even though it's temporary. From the scenes on Remulak we can see that, while their technology is more advanced than ours, their society is about 2000 years behind ours (an emperor, gladiatorial games...) and when the emperor sees that Beldar has capped his teeth, he says that it's a major offense. This lets us infer that, when faced with her daughter's temporary tattoo, Beldar wasn't just being a strict dad: he reacts like that because what he saw went against his belief that any body modification is a crime. In turn, this makes us wonder what he thought when he had his teeth (all three rows of them) capped...
Conan the BarbarianWMG/FILMContaigon

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
801
40