Galtar and the Golden Lance
(1985) was one of the first three series in The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
. After his village is ravaged by Tormack's hordes, Galtar meets Princess Goleeta, whose shield was amid the loot. Goleeta's younger brother, Zorn, soon joins the quest to defeat Tormack and recover her shield.
This series provides examples of:
- Action Series
- Bag of Kidnapping: In the third episode, Mursa the witch, who had taken the form of Goleeta, was kidnapped this by Rak and Tuk, who had mistaken her for the real Goleeta.
- Barbarian Hero: Galtar is a fairly typical furry-underwear Thud and Blunder protagonist.
- Bifurcated Weapon (the Golden Lance, the Skyscreamer)
- Cool Horse (Thork, pictured above)
- Cute Monster Girl (Falca)
- Daddy's Little Villain: Rava◊ fits the trope, though she has no loyalty to Tormack whatsoever; Rava is out for Rava.
- Everything's Better with Princesses (Goleeta)
- Evil Overlord (Tormack)
- Family-Unfriendly Death: The slug king was hung out to dry by Rava.
- Follow the Leader: This show's hero has elements of Conan, He-Man, and Thundarr.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Goleeta's armor and Rava's dress.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Rak and Tuk, when they're working for Tormack.
- Horse of a Different Color (Thork, Koto)
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Justified with Zorn's Skyscreamer; it's mentally controlled by Zorn, so splitting into three bits and cutting three ropes in one shot is par for the course.
- Laser Blade (the Golden Lance)
- Left Hanging: Goleeta never got her shield back.
- Loin Cloth: Galtar wears one, probably to make up for the weight of his armor (assuming it's made of gold).
- Love Potion: Used on Rava by Tormack's wizard to get her to marry a slug king infatuated with her. Did not work out (she killed him after it wore off).
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Rava looks like it in Episode 6, but later is revealed to still be evil.
- Mind over Matter: Zorn has this power, though except with the Skyscreamer, it's not used very often.
- Mini Dress Of Power (Goleeta's blue armor-like dress has a short skirt.)
- Nonindicative Name: The "Golden Lance" is actually a double-bladed sword that can split into two swords.
- Once an Episode: Galtar loses the Golden Lance, allowing the episode's plot to happen without Galtar being able to simply carve through it with a superior weapon.
- Only the Pure of Heart: The Lance will destroy anyone who does not use it for good, and can only be used by its chosen hero (it was mentioned in an early episode that Zorn couldn't use it). Except that somehow, Rava, of all people, used it in Episode 20. What.
- Power Trio
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: Zorn's Skyscreamer. Justified by Zorn's Mind over Matter ability; he can make it do impossible things and come back.
- Pretty in Mink (Rava's white fur dress)
- Red-Headed Hero (Goleeta)
- Season Fluidity: All over the place, middling out as a Half-Arc Season. Some level of Negative Continuity; if Rak and Tuk are transformed into ducks they'll be back to normal next episode, but Status Quo is not God, and if a plot element or character is introduced, they may come back in a later episode. Similarly, Tormack is the enemy in about half the episodes, but he's far from the only problem Galtar has to deal with.
- Thud and Blunder: A Conan-inspired 1980s action cartoon with a Barbarian Hero.
- Wild Card: Rak & Tuk are loyal to the highest bidder. Rava's a Wild Card for a different reason.
- Zettai Ryouiki (Goleeta)