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''Flash Gordon'' was a 1996 animated TV series loosely based on the [[ComicStrip/FlashGordon comic strip of the same name]]. In this version, Flash and Dale are teenagers with a fondness for skateboarding -- or in this case hoverboarding -- who accidentally get trapped on the planet Mongo thanks to their bumbling scientist friend, Dr. Zarkov. There they are thrown headlong into a rebellion against the reptilian dictator, Emperor Ming. But they aren't alone in their fight; they have help from some of the natives including the gallant hawk man, Prince Talon, and the fierce yet honour-driven lionid, Princess Thundar.

The people behind this series also did ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', which depicted Flash Gordon's [[Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate King Features]] stablemate ComicStrip/ThePhantom (or rather, [[LegacyCharacter his descendant]]) as a teenager with a [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike flying motorcycle]].



* ActionFigureFileCard: They consisted of the heroes and villains describing each other.
* AlienInvasion: As with previous versions, Ming the Merciless is trying to invade Earth. This is mentioned directly in the first and last episodes.
* AmazonBrigade: With "Prince Thun" being rewritten in this version as "Princess Thundar", her people, the Lionids[[note]]This show's version of the Lion People.[[/note]] are also portrayed this way.
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: There were no gods involved, but Dale and Dr. Zarkov were almost thrown into a volcano by some crazy cave people.
* BareYourMidriff: Flash, Dale and Princess Thundar wear crop tops all the time.
* {{Brainwashed}}: Dr. Zarkov suffered this at the hands of Sulpha; the entire team was almost wiped out because of this.
* CatGirl: Thundar, due to her being a ''lion''id.
%%* EnemyMine: "Enemy Ming". Yes, that's the episode title.
* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Zarkov tends to be this when he's not repeatedly saying that they're all doomed.
* GenderFlip: In this version, Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar of the Lionids.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Princess Aura in this version, although here, she's more of a "turquoise skinned space babe".
%%* FiveManBand %%
%%** TheHero: Flash
%%** TheLancer: Talon
%%** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Zarkov
%%** TheBigGuy: Thundar
%%** TheChick: Dale
* {{Hoverboard}}: Flash, Dale, and even Dr. Zarkov use these to get around Mongo (when they're not using starblazers[[note]]Has nothing to do with [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato this]][[/note]]), coming naturally to Flash and Dale, since it's just like using a skateboard on Earth
%%* HumanAliens: Particularly the Hawk Men
* MythologyGag: The dyna-crystals appear to be a reference to the Dynak-X computer in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and its crystal core.
* OneGenderRace: Male lionids are mysteriously absent
* OurWormholesAreDifferent: Travel between Earth's solar system and Mongo's is by wormhole.
* PowerCrystal: Dyna-crystals are Mongo's main power source.
* ProtagonistTitle: Flash is the protagonist, and the show is named after him.
%%* TheReptilians: Ming, Lynch, Sulpha and, to an extent, Aura.
* ShoutOut: Flash's real name in this version is Alex, who was probably named after Alex Raymond (the creator of the original comic strip).
** "Vandals from the Void" has a likely unintentional one to WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog when Flash defeats Ming yet again:
-->"I hate that Earthling!"