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* GreaterScopeVillain: Don Rafael Montero is funding Mexican dictator Santa Anna with gold for the Mexican War in exchange for California. However, Montero is ripping Santa Anna off by mining the gold from Santa Anna's land. When Zorro exposes Montero's scheme, Montero is so terrified of Santa Anna's wrath that he is (reluctantly) willing to kill mine workers in order to cover his tracks.

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* VillainousValour: Both Don Rafael and Captain Love are deadly and resourceful combatants who give their respective ArchEnemy a ''very'' difficult fight.


* FamilyValuesVillain: Don Rafael Montero won't allow children to witness {{public execution}}s he's staged to bring out Zorro, or tell his twenty-year old daughter Elena that he put her real father in a dungeon to die and that one of his soldiers accidentally killed her mother (Montero also promptly shot that soldier for it).

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* FamilyValuesVillain: Don Rafael Montero won't allow children to witness {{public execution}}s he's staged to bring out Zorro, or tell his twenty-year old daughter Elena that he put her real father in a dungeon to die and that one of his soldiers accidentally killed her mother (Montero also promptly shot stabbed that soldier for it).


** Inverted earlier when he's pretending to be a young nobleman at a ball. When the conversation turns to Zorro, he speculates that he probably wears the mask "to cover his bald head and unsightly features."

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** Inverted earlier later when he's pretending to be a young nobleman at a ball. When the conversation turns to Zorro, he speculates that he probably wears the mask "to cover his bald head and unsightly features."


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* RaisedByRival: The daughter of the original Zorro, Don Diego, is kidnapped by his enemy Don Rafael as revenge. Rafael raises Elena as if his own daughter, loving her just as much. Part of his may be in memory of her mother Esperanza, who was loved by both Diego and Rafael.


* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montero, Elena is privileged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.


** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Stuart Wilson (Don Rafael) and Anthony Hopkins (Diego).



** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Stuart Wilson (Don Rafael) and Anthony Hopkins (Diego).



-->'''Alejandro''': All that shooting guns, racing around on horses - gives me a frightful headache. Itís hardly the work of a gentleman.
-->'''Elena''': What is? Climbing in and out of carriages?

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-->'''Alejandro''': All that shooting guns, racing around on horses - gives me a frightful headache. Itís hardly the work of a gentleman.
-->'''Elena''':
gentleman.\\
'''Elena''':
What is? Climbing in and out of carriages?carriages?\\
'''Alejandro''': No, but increasing one's holdings so as to provide comfort to ladies. Such as yourself.



-->'''Alejandro''': No, but increasing one's holdings so as to provide comfort to ladies. Such as yourself.


* TheAlcoholic: Alejandro becomes on after his brother's death. It got bad enough he wast willing to sell his [[TragicKeepsake brother's medallion ]] for more alcohol before Diego intervened, since he recognized he himself had given them that medallion years ago.

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* TheAlcoholic: Alejandro becomes on after his brother's death. It got bad enough he wast was willing to sell his [[TragicKeepsake brother's medallion ]] for more alcohol before Diego intervened, since he recognized he himself had given them that medallion years ago.



* SmashTheSymbol: The opening scene has a peasant climbing a flag pole during a riot in order to rip down a Spanish flag.

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* SmashTheSymbol: The opening scene has a peasant climbing a flag pole flagpole during a riot in order to rip down a Spanish flag.



* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montero, Elena is priviliged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.

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* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montero, Elena is priviliged, privileged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.



** At the last scene, old and new Zorro are fighting their archenemies to the death, Zorro 2 (Alejandro) manges to kill Captain Love first but unfortunately Montero kills Diego first but is then killed due to being tied to a falling crate of gold.

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** At the last scene, old and new Zorro are fighting their archenemies to the death, Zorro 2 (Alejandro) manges manages to kill Captain Love first but unfortunately Montero kills Diego first but is then killed due to being tied to a falling crate of gold.


* LegacyCharacter: Zorro, Don Diego. The first Zorro trains Alejandro to take up the mantle years later.

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* LegacyCharacter: Zorro, Zorro. Don Diego. Diego, The first Zorro trains Alejandro to take up the mantle years later.



* PostKissCatatonia: After they duel, Zorro and Elena kiss passionately and after it's over Zorro coyly snatches back the hat she's using to cover herself, but she's too distracted by the kiss to react to her nudity until her father bursts into the room.

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* PostKissCatatonia: After they duel, Zorro and Elena kiss passionately and after it's over Zorro coyly snatches back the [[HandOrObjectUnderwear hat she's using to cover herself, herself]], but she's too distracted dazed by the kiss to react to her nudity until her father bursts into the room.



* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montera, Elena is priviliged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.

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* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montera, Montero, Elena is priviliged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.


* TheCowl: Zorro the black-clad masked outlaw with the boldness and skill to carve his initial into the property and, occasionally, persons of his opponents tended to inspire a certain amount of uneasiness. Not only was he too cunning for the authorities to catch, but he also delighted in publicly humiliating them.

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* TheCowl: Zorro the black-clad masked outlaw with the boldness and skill to carve his initial into the property and, occasionally, persons of his opponents tended tends to inspire a certain amount of uneasiness. Not only was he too cunning for the authorities to catch, but he also delighted in publicly humiliating them.



-->'''Elena''': I understand. [[ImmodestOrgasm Sometimes I have that effect.]]

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-->'''Elena''': -->'''Zorro''': I understand. [[ImmodestOrgasm Sometimes I have that effect.]]


* TheAlcoholic: Alejandro becomes on after his brother's death. It got bad enough he wast willing to sell his [[TragicKeepsake brother's medallion ]] for more alcohol before Diego intervened, since he recognized he himself had given them that medallion years ago.



* CoolOldGuy: Diego becomes one during his old age.
* TheCowl: Zorro the black-clad masked outlaw with the boldness and skill to carve his initial into the property and, occasionally, persons of his opponents tended to inspire a certain amount of uneasiness. Not only was he too cunning for the authorities to catch, but he also delighted in publicly humiliating them.



* DawnOfTheWildWest: The movie starts during the closing days of the Mexican War of Independence.



* FirstKiss: After beating her in their sword duel Zorro kissed Eléna big time. Both because he loved her and to daze her into no longer wanting to fight.

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* FirstKiss: After beating her in their sword duel Zorro kissed Eléna Elena big time. Both because he loved her and to daze her into no longer wanting to fight.



* TheGadfly: Alejandro, as Zorro delights himself with irritating his opponents, notably Elena and Captain Love.



* GoryDiscretionShot: When Love decapitates Joaquin, the scene cuts to the medallion that Zorro gave to Joaquin and Alejandro falling to the ground, with Joaquin's blood on it.



* HandOrObjectUnderwear: After her ShamefulStrip Elena grabs Zorro's hat to cover her chest. He snatches it back from her as he's leaving, causing her to grab her robe to cover herself instead.



* HoldOnToMyHat: Diego as Zorro gives a silver medallion to Alejandro and his brother as children after they help him fight some guards.



* ItWasAGift: The medallion Alejandro's brother receives as a child plays a significant role later.

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* InnocentInnuendo: Elena during an exchange with Zorro after he defeats her in a duel.
-->'''Zorro''': Do you surrender?
-->'''Elena''': Never, [[DoubleEntendre but I may scream.]]
-->'''Elena''': I understand. [[ImmodestOrgasm Sometimes I have that effect.]]
* ItWasAGift: The silver medallion Alejandro's brother receives as a child plays a significant role later.



%%* LegacyCharacter

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%%* LegacyCharacter* LegacyCharacter: Zorro, Don Diego. The first Zorro trains Alejandro to take up the mantle years later.



* MutualKill: Diego and Rafael mortally wound each other during their climactic duel.



* NakedFreakOut: When Elena notices Zorro [[ShamefulStrip sliced off her shirt]] she gasps and quickly [[HandOrObjectUnderwear covers herself with his hat]]. Moments later as he's leaving, he snatches his hat back from her, rendering her topless again moments before her father and Captain Love burst into the room, prompting her to use her robe to cover herself.



* ObliviousAdoption: Elena naturally has no idea Rafael stole her from Diego as a baby.



* PostKissCatatonia: After they duel, Zorro and Elena kiss passionately and after it's over Zorro coyly snatches back the hat she's using to cover herself, but she's too distracted by the kiss to react to her nudity until her father bursts into the room.



** Elena is stripped, albeit humorously, by Zorro after their duel.

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** Elena is stripped, albeit humorously, by Zorro after their duel. First when he slices off her nightshirt, and later in the same scene when he takes off the hat she's covering herself with.



* SilkHidingSteel: The feminine Elena surprises Alejandro with her fierceness when she pulls a sword on him.



* SociopathicSoldier: Captain Love appears to have joined the army for the violence, and even after his discharge, approaches his mercenary work with the same outlook.



* SpitefulSpit: Joaquin does this to Captain Love, after he's surrounded by him and his soldier.
* SpoiledSweet: Raised as a Montera, Elena is priviliged, but that doesn't stop her from having a good heart.



* TragicKeepsake: The silver medallion gifted from Zorro to Joaquin becomes one to Alejandro after he is killed.



* YouFightLikeACow: Alejandro cheerfully mocks his opponents whenever coming to grips with them.



%%* YouKilledMyFather
%%* ZenSurvivor: Diego.

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%%* YouKilledMyFather
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* YouKilledMyFather: Alejandro's wants revenge against Captain Love after he kills his brother.
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ZenSurvivor: Diego.Diego becomes one in his old age, years after Rafael ruined his life.


* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Alejandro's brother Joaquin from The Mask of Zorro shot himself rather than get caught.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Don Rafael Montero is funding Mexican dictator Santa Anna with gold for the Mexican War in exchange for California. However, Montero is ripping Santa Anna off by mining the gold from Santa Anna's land. When Zorro exposes Montero's scheme, Montero is so terrified of Santa Anna's wrath that he is (reluctantly) willing to kill mine workers in order to cover his tracks.
* GroinAttack: Don Diego disarms a drunken Alejandro by doing one of these with a cane.



* HonorBeforeReason: Captain Love pulls a gun on Zorro, but then discards it and faces him in a Sword Fight.



* KickTheDog: Captain Love keeps the heads of his enemies in jars, including Alejandro's older brother. Also, it was his idea to blow up the mine with all the peasant workers (including children) inside.

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* KickTheDog: For the first fourth or so of the picture, Captain Love seems less like an evil villain and more like a lawman who is only an antagonist because the hero of the movie is an outlaw. Well, we can't have that sort of thing in our summer blockbusters. In order to avoid actually having to deal with moral complexity, we're treated to a scene where Zorro is conversing with the Captain and he randomly takes Zorro's brother's head out of his desk drawer, where it had been "marinating" in something presumably alcoholic, and Captain Love nonchalantly drinks a cupful of it. Drawn straight from the jar. To drive the point home, he tells our hero that he keeps the heads of his enemies in jars, including Alejandro's older brother. Also, it was his idea to blow up the mine with all the peasant workers (including children) inside.everyone he kills, because he just loves killing people so very much.



* MeaningfulEcho: In the beginning in the movie, Don Diego was telling his adventures to his baby daughter before abruptly changing the ending, as his wife was watching in amusement. Then, at the end of the movie, Alejandro, the new Zorro, was telling a story to his newborn child, before quickly changing the story's ending, as he noticed his wife (Don Diego's daughter) was watching him.



* RetiredBadass: Don Diego de la Vega is a borderline example, as he is the original Zorro that is captured for decades until training a new Zorro, his protégé Alejandro, years later. Straddles the line with an OlderAndWiser mentor.

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* RetiredBadass: Don Diego de la Vega is a borderline example, as he is the original Zorro that is captured for decades until training a new Zorro, his protégé Alejandro, years later. Straddles the line with an OlderAndWiser mentor.

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