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** A subversion. In a fight with [[PintSizedPowerhouse a crazed Wachootoo tribesman]], the tribesman grabs Ace and rearranges his hair into horns, mocking Ace's reputation as the "White Devil." Ace gets up and says that this has gone far enough, "Nobody... messes... with the DO!"... [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome and then proceeds to get further pummeled by the tribesman]].

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** A subversion. In a fight with [[PintSizedPowerhouse a crazed Wachootoo tribesman]], the tribesman grabs Ace and rearranges his hair into horns, mocking Ace's reputation as the "White Devil." Ace gets up and says that this has gone far enough, "Nobody..."[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Nobody... messes... with the DO!"...'DO]]!"... [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome and then proceeds to get further pummeled by the tribesman]].

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* IncrediblyLongNote: When Ace goes off the waterfall, he yells "Spiiiiiiiiiii-" (at his partner monkey Spike) Moments later, when he emerges from the water, he's ''still'' screaming: "...iiiiiiiiiiiiiike!"


* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring given to all of the Miami Dolphins players and coaches, yet the resulting Super Bowl between the Dolpihns and San Francisco [=49ers=] is mentioned as [=XVII=]. That was the ''1983'' one, where the Dolphins lost to the Redskins (the year ''before'' Dan Marino joined the Dolphins), not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco [=49ers=] that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last-second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)

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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring given to all of the Miami Dolphins players and coaches, yet the resulting Super Bowl between the Dolpihns Dolphins and San Francisco [=49ers=] is mentioned as [=XVII=]. That was the ''1983'' one, where the Dolphins lost to the Redskins (the year ''before'' Dan Marino joined the Dolphins), not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco [=49ers=] that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last-second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)


'''Ace:''' If it gets cold enough.

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'''Ace:''' If it gets cold enough. *beat* No, I have a kinship with them. I understand them.

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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Nearly all endangered animals in "Pet Food" are based on real endangered animals, though none of them are down to their [[LastOfHisKind last individual]] ([[JediTruth yet]]). Yes, even the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-handed_howler red-handed howler monkey]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_fairy_armadillo pink fairy armadillo]].


* AnachronismStew: In the animated series episode "Dragon Guy", a SteamPunk computer is used in Robin Hood times.

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* AnachronismStew: In the animated series episode "Dragon Guy", a SteamPunk computer is used in Robin Hood times.



* ExoticEntree: One cartoon episode has a VillainousGlutton who is kidnapping endangered species as part of a planned seven-course meal.
* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: In the ChristmasEpisode of the AnimatedAdaptation, Ace couldn't prove Odora stole Santa Claus' reindeers (she intended to use the secret of their gravity-defying abilities on a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive cosmetic]]) but could get her arrested for illegally keeping a crocodile from an endangered breed, which she also intended to use as ingredient.
* LighterAndSofter/ BleachedUnderpants: While the original film was [[BlackComedy far more dark]] and had lots of sexual moments, the animated series was understandably toned down for younger audiences.
* MergingMachine: The animated series had an episode based around a scientist whose teleporter combined him with a fly. Later in the episode Ace is combined with Spike.
* NotMeThisTime: Occasionally happens in the AnimatedAdaptation when a crime is so much like an specific member of Ace's RoguesGallery.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Subverted in the Ace Ventura animated series: Ace finds a footprint and gives a detailed description of the owner's age, size, health, and appearance. Turns out the guy dropped a drivers' license next to the footprint.

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* ExoticEntree: One cartoon episode "Pet Food" has a VillainousGlutton who is kidnapping endangered species as part of a planned seven-course meal.
* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: In the ChristmasEpisode of the AnimatedAdaptation, ChristmasEpisode, Ace couldn't prove Odora stole Santa Claus' reindeers (she intended to use the secret of their gravity-defying abilities on a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive cosmetic]]) but could get her arrested for illegally keeping a crocodile from an endangered breed, which she also intended to use as ingredient.
* LastOfHisKind: The one thing all missing pets in "Pet Food" have in common is that they are the last of their species... and this is exactly why they are being stolen.
*
LighterAndSofter/ BleachedUnderpants: While the original film was [[BlackComedy far more dark]] darker]] and had lots of sexual moments, the animated series was understandably toned down for younger audiences.
* MergingMachine: The animated series had an An episode was based around a scientist whose teleporter combined him with a fly. Later in the episode Ace is combined with Spike.
* NotMeThisTime: Occasionally happens in the AnimatedAdaptation when a crime is so much like an specific member of Ace's RoguesGallery.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Subverted in the Ace Ventura animated series: one episode. Ace finds a footprint and gives a detailed description of the owner's age, size, health, and appearance. Turns out the guy dropped a drivers' license next to the footprint.



* ThisBearWasFramed: In the AnimatedAdaptation, a VillainOfTheWeek framed a gorilla.
* TransformationTrinket: In the ''Ace Ventura'' cartoon series episode "Howl Of The Weremoose", the original weremoose Drew Talbit has a moose talisman he uses to change into his weremoose form; he is able to transform at will but everyone he bites becomes as Ace puts it...his mindless weremoose slaves. It is also revealed that smashing the talisman will break the curse and turn everyone back to normal. Unfortunately Ace doesn't read the fine print which says he who destroys the tailsman gets the antlers of the grand high moose himself. Ace ends up with moose antlers; it is also said that the antlers can be removed by rubbing moosebane on them- to which Ace exclaims..."Where are we going to get moosebane in Miami!?"

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* ThisBearWasFramed: In the AnimatedAdaptation, one episode, a VillainOfTheWeek framed a gorilla.
* TransformationTrinket: In the ''Ace Ventura'' cartoon series episode "Howl Of The Weremoose", the original weremoose Drew Talbit has a moose talisman he uses to change into his weremoose form; he is able to transform at will but everyone he bites becomes as Ace puts it...it... his mindless weremoose slaves. It is also revealed that smashing the talisman will break the curse and turn everyone back to normal. Unfortunately Ace doesn't read the fine print which says he who destroys the tailsman gets the antlers of the grand high moose himself. Ace ends up with moose antlers; it is also said that the antlers can be removed by rubbing moosebane on them- to which Ace exclaims..."Where are we going to get moosebane in Miami!?"


* {{Spexico}}: "The Bull Market" depicts Pamplona, Spain as a [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexican]] village of white houses in the desert where the locals wear sombreros, ponchos, and [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico magnificent moustaches]]. Oh, and did we mention [[TorosYFlamenco the bad guy is a bullfighter]]?

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* {{Spexico}}: "The Bull Market" depicts Pamplona, Spain as a [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexican]] SouthOfTheBorder village of white houses in the desert where the locals wear sombreros, ponchos, and [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico magnificent moustaches]]. Oh, and did we mention [[TorosYFlamenco the bad guy is a bullfighter]]?


* {{Spexico}}: Seen in an episode where Ace tracks down a missing bull to Pamplona. Although it's northern Spain, there are plenty of people with sombreros and ponchos sleeping on the streets. Oh, and did we mention [[TorosYFlamenco the bad guy is a bullfighter]]?

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* {{Spexico}}: Seen "The Bull Market" depicts Pamplona, Spain as a [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexican]] village of white houses in an episode the desert where Ace tracks down a missing bull to Pamplona. Although it's northern Spain, there are plenty of people with sombreros the locals wear sombreros, ponchos, and ponchos sleeping on the streets.[[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico magnificent moustaches]]. Oh, and did we mention [[TorosYFlamenco the bad guy is a bullfighter]]?

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* SuddenlyShouting:
--> '''Ace:''' I can feel it like it's right...''(gets hit with tranq dart)'' in my [[OhCrap NECK!]] RUUUUUNNNNN!

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--> "SHI-KA-KAAAAAA!"

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Ace gets pretty angry when a fight between him and a Wachootoo tribesman sees Ace's hair getting changed into horns. Ace [[NobodyTouchesTheHair takes exception to that]], with the music swelling and Ace getting fired up. Cue a GilliganCut, and Ace is getting his butt kicked even worse.


* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler:It is unknown what really happened to the real Louis Einhorn. The article Ace found mentions that she was lost during a hike but did Ray Finkle killed her in order to steal her identity?]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler:It is [[spoiler:It's unknown what really happened to the real Louis Einhorn. The article Ace found mentions that she was lost during a hike hike, but did Ray Finkle killed kill her in order to steal her identity?]]identity? It's implied, since Einhorn herself never shows up, but her fate is left ambiguous.]]



* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring, yet the resulting Super Bowl is mentioned as [=XVII=]... the ''1983'' one the Dolphins lost to the Redskins (the year ''before'' Dan Marino joined the Dolphins), not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)

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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring, ring given to all of the Miami Dolphins players and coaches, yet the resulting Super Bowl between the Dolpihns and San Francisco [=49ers=] is mentioned as [=XVII=]... [=XVII=]. That was the ''1983'' one one, where the Dolphins lost to the Redskins (the year ''before'' Dan Marino joined the Dolphins), not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers [=49ers=] that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second last-second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)



** Death metal band Music/CannibalCorpse appears as themselves. Jim Carrey is a fan of the band and he talked the director into putting them in the movie.

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** Death metal band Music/CannibalCorpse appears as themselves. Jim Carrey is a fan of the band band, and he talked the director into putting them in the movie.



* BloodlessCarnage: Ace is attacked by a shark in the first movie, complete with being dragged around in a circle like he was in the opening scene of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The worst he gets is some torn-up clothes.



** That scene was a spoof of[[spoiler: ''Film/TheCryingGame''. And even came with the song (as sung by Boy George) in the background]].

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** That scene was a spoof of[[spoiler: ''Film/TheCryingGame''.of [[spoiler:''Film/TheCryingGame''. And even came with the song (as sung by Boy George) in the background]].



** Oh, it gets better. When he reveals the fact to entire SWAT squad, [[HilarityEnsues the whole group, both male and female, starts spitting and puking]], with emphasis on Tone Loc's character scratching his tongue with his fingers.
*** [[AnimalReactionShot SO DOES THE GODDAMN DOLPHIN!]] (er, both of them).

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** Oh, it gets better. When he reveals the fact to entire SWAT squad, [[HilarityEnsues the whole group, both male and female, starts spitting and puking]], with emphasis on Tone Loc's character scratching his tongue with his fingers.
***
fingers. [[AnimalReactionShot SO DOES THE GODDAMN DOLPHIN!]] (er, both of them).So does the bottlenose dolphin]].



-->'''Ace:''' I'm looking for Ray Finkle. ''(Ray's father points a shotgun at Ace, whose expression doesn't change one bit)'' And a clean pair of shorts.

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-->'''Ace:''' I'm looking for Ray Finkle. ''(Ray's father points a shotgun at Ace, whose expression doesn't change one bit)'' Ace)'' And a clean pair of shorts.



* TheCameo: Dan Marino.
* TheCanKickedHim: "Do ''not'' go in there!" (it's not in the actual bathroom, but Ace has to pretend it is to justify his looking like he ''survived a shark attack'')
--> "If I had been drinking from that toilet I might have been killed!"

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* TheCameo: Dan Marino.
* TheCanKickedHim: "Do ''not'' go in there!" (it's It's not in the actual bathroom, but Ace has to pretend it is to justify his looking like the way he ''survived does, since he'd just been attacked by a shark attack'')
shark.
--> "If I had been drinking from that toilet toilet, I might have been killed!"



** Melissa does appear in ''Ace Ventura Jr.'' (played by a different actress), having married Ace at one point and had a son with him.
* CloserThanTheyAppear: When Ace sees an angry, baseball bat-wielding maniac in his rear-view mirror:

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** Melissa does appear in ''Ace Ventura Jr.'' (played by a different actress), having married Ace at one point and had a son with him.
him. Ace's disappearance is explained away as him having died in a plane crash.
* CloserThanTheyAppear: When Ace sees an angry, baseball bat-wielding maniac in his rear-view mirror:mirror. The maniac responds by hitting the mirror off.



* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler: Lieutenant Einhorn aka Finkle]] is apparently one of these, if the reaction of the one female cop during the UnsettlingGenderReveal at the climax is any indication.

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* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler: Lieutenant Einhorn aka Finkle]] Finkle is apparently one of these, these]], if the reaction of the one female cop during the UnsettlingGenderReveal at the climax is any indication.



* DownToTheLastPlay: "The Kick Heard Round The World" from the first movie's back story.

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* DownToTheLastPlay: "The Kick Heard Round The World" from the first movie's back story. Too bad for Ray Finkle that he missed the field goal, and the Dolphins lost the Super Bowl by one point.



* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:"Einhorn is a ''MAN''!" and "They have ''GUANO''!"]]

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* EurekaMoment: EurekaMoment:
** In the first movie, there's two. The first is Ace seeing Ray Finkle on a photo of the Miami Dolphins' team, realizing he's a player that Ace hadn't looked into yet. Later in the film, there's
[[spoiler:"Einhorn is Finkle! Finkle is Einhorn! Einhorn is a ''MAN''!" and "They ''MAN''!"]]
** The second movie has [[spoiler:"They
have ''GUANO''!"]]''GUANO''!" for when Ace realizes what the white man could possibly want with the natives and why they would want to start a tribal war.]]


* ComplexityAddiction: Finkle's scheme to get back at the Dolphins and Ray Marino for putting the laces on the ball facing the wrong way. You would think that a man driven ragingly insane would just shoot Marino or something equally simple. Instead, Finkle spends a long time building a fake identity, infiltrating the police and escalating ranks until he becomes the MoleInCharge of the investigation that will ensue from his crimes and getting the resources for the theft of Snowflake and the kidnapping of Marino [[spoiler:and this is without counting the whole thing about getting a sex change.]]

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* ComplexityAddiction: Ray Finkle's scheme is to get back at the Dolphins Miami Dolphins, and Ray Dan Marino in specific, for putting the laces on the ball facing the wrong way. way when Finkle tried a game-winning field goal in the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl but missed, making Finkle the laughingstock of the sports world. You would think that a man driven ragingly insane would just shoot Marino or something equally simple. Instead, Finkle spends a long time building a fake identity, infiltrating the Miami police department, and escalating in the ranks until he becomes the MoleInCharge of the investigation that will ensue from his crimes and getting crimes. That done, Finkle has to get the resources for both the theft of the Dolphins' mascot Snowflake and the kidnapping of Marino [[spoiler:and himself during the next Super Bowl that the Dolphins make it to, all so Marino can see the Dolphins lose, humiliating his team and making him watch before killing him. [[spoiler:And this is without counting the whole thing about getting a sex change.change to assume the identity of "Lois Einhorn," a hiker that Finkle killed and made disappear, all to throw people even further off the trail.]]



* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Lois Einhorn]] in the first film.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Lois Einhorn]] Einhorn in the first film.film. She was just a hiker, but Ray Finkle killed her to assume her identity.]]



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Ace in both films, more so in the second.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Ace in both films, more so in the second. In each film, he swerves into parking spots so he can fit "like a glove!" but in the second, he drives straight through a jungle to reach to consulate in Africa. [[spoiler:His crazy driving is put to good use when he chases the bad guys in a monster truck.]]



* [[LargeHam Largest Ham Ever]]: Every moment Ace is on screen, Jim Carrey doesn't just [[ChewingTheScenery chew scenery]], he swallows every scene whole and goes back for seconds.

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* [[LargeHam Largest Ham Ever]]: LargeHam: Every moment Ace is on screen, Jim Carrey doesn't just [[ChewingTheScenery chew scenery]], he swallows every scene whole and goes back for seconds.


* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring, yet the resulting Super Bowl is mentioned as [=XVII=]... the ''1983'' one the Dolphins lost to the Redskins, not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)

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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 AFC championship ring, yet the resulting Super Bowl is mentioned as [=XVII=]... the ''1983'' one the Dolphins lost to the Redskins, Redskins (the year ''before'' Dan Marino joined the Dolphins), not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)

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** When Einhorn first appears, Ace says, "Holy testicle Tuesday!"

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