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** Earlier in that episode, Terk fell into the dead tree stump where the spiders lived when she got out she was covered in spiders! Tantor saw this he panicked, he grabbed her, and dunk her in the pool of water to get the spiders off and Terk even flicked one spider off of her spiders assuring Tantor that he had nothing to fear about spiders. But however, Tantor was right to be afraid and he even saved Terk's life because how poisonous those spiders were! Being bitten by one spider is bad enough but being bitten by thousands of spiders is even worse! It's the good thing Tantor dunked Terk into that pool to get those spiders off of her or otherwise she would've been the one who got bitten and died from a lot of venom from those spiders!


** Tantor undergoing SanitySlippage due to thinking he contracted rabies and was going rogue (i.e. turn into a monster similar to Mabaya in ''The Rogue Elephant''.

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** Tantor undergoing SanitySlippage due to thinking he contracted rabies and was going rogue (i.e. turn into a monster similar to Mabaya Mabaya) in ''The Rogue Elephant''.

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* The show's intro features a RoguesGallery montage, where Tarzan clashes with La and her leopardmen, Tublat and Colonel Staquait. There's also a brief glimpse of Mabaya, Hista, a leopard and a TyrannosaurusRex, as a reminder of how dangerous place the jungle is.


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* Hista. A python that's large enough to swallow a gorilla whole, and is a very active hunter. There's a good reason he's treated as TheDreaded in-universe by the gorillas. His appearance, with [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black scales]] and [[FangsAreEvil massive fangs]] adds some extra nightmare factor.


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* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing large animals for food considering the bones littering the place. When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is a straight up LightningBruiser, far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.

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* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing cave, which is littered with the bones of large animals for food considering the bones littering the place.(it is ambiguous whether Tublat has killed and [[AscendedToCarnivorism eaten]] those animals or not). When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is a straight up LightningBruiser, far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.


* Tantor undergoing SanitySlippage due to thinking he contracted rabies and was going rogue in ''The Rogue Elephant''

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* Mabaya. It is implied that he was a perfectly normal elephant like Tantor before he became a rogue, but then he went through SanitySlippage and turned into six tons of pure rage with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red, pupil-less eyes]] that charges at everyone in his path.
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Tantor undergoing SanitySlippage due to thinking he contracted rabies and was going rogue (i.e. turn into a monster similar to Mabaya in ''The Rogue Elephant''Elephant''.


** He later appeared again in ''Enemy Within'' where it's revealed he survived his drop off a cliff into a raging river, found another ape family, and killed it's leader to take it over and use Gobu, one of its members, to lure in Tarzan under threat of death or mutilation of Gobu's family members.

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** He later appeared again in ''Enemy Within'' where it's revealed he survived his drop off a cliff into a raging river, found another ape family, and killed it's their leader to take it over and use Gobu, one of its members, to lure in Tarzan under threat of death or mutilation of Gobu's family members.


* The first episode of the series shows Tarzan nearly dying a slow painful death from being bitten by a highly poisonous spider. Not some climactic battle, not against some awesome enemy, or a heroic sacrifice befitting a peak human specimen. Just a tiny arachnid bite nearly did probably him in if not for help from Professor Porter and is a blatant case of RealityEnsues that living in a jungle full of all sorts of deadly creatures will get you killed eventually on your own, even if you're badass like Tarzan.

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* The first episode of the series shows Tarzan nearly dying a slow painful death from being bitten by a highly poisonous spider. Not some climactic battle, not against some awesome enemy, or a heroic sacrifice befitting a peak human specimen. Just a tiny arachnid bite nearly did probably him in if not for help from Professor Porter and is a blatant case of RealityEnsues that living in a jungle full of all sorts of deadly creatures will get you killed eventually on your own, own without aid, even if you're badass like Tarzan.



* Colonel Staquait is a fairly menacing example of a LawfulEvil ImplacableMan in the series, considering he hunts after Hugo and Hooft all for personally disobeying his order to burn down a village of women and children. He has a French Guillotine brought to the jungle just to have them decapitated as punishment and only left when he was convinced they died. In his next appearance, he found out Hugo and Hooft survived and came back to capture them and Tarzan for stopping him last time, taking them to a HellholePrison where he tortures the prisoners and nearly would have executed Tarzan and his new friends unabated if not for a clever ruse by Jane and Dumont.

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* Colonel Staquait is a fairly menacing example of a LawfulEvil ImplacableMan in the series, considering he hunts after Hugo and Hooft all for personally disobeying his order to burn down a village of women and children. He has a French Guillotine brought to the jungle just to have them decapitated as punishment and only left when he was convinced they died. In his next appearance, he found out Hugo and Hooft survived and came back to capture them and eventually Tarzan for stopping him last time, taking them to a HellholePrison where he tortures the prisoners and nearly would have executed Tarzan and his new friends unabated if not for a clever ruse by Jane and Dumont.



* '''Pelucidar'''. A hidden biome within the Earth's crust that contains all sorts of dinosaur predators and methane gas geysers. It's DeathWorld to modern animals and Tarzan is especially wary to go there until prodded by his friends. The first time Tarzan went there he barely escaped with his life and one velociraptor escaping there into the jungle in ''The Beast from Below'' was enough to put the whole jungle on edge.

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* '''Pelucidar'''.'''Pellucidar'''. A hidden biome within the Earth's crust that contains all sorts of dinosaur predators and methane gas geysers. It's DeathWorld to modern animals and Tarzan is especially wary to go there until prodded by his friends. The first time Tarzan went there he barely escaped with his life and one velociraptor escaping there into the jungle in ''The Beast from Below'' was enough to put the whole jungle on edge.



* Robert Chandler can be unnerving to watch considering he's appears as dashing OfficerAndAGentleman but is probably a textbook example of TheSociopath with few scruples other than genuine care for his oldest friend Jane. Tarzan immediately sees through Chandler's act and warns Jane not to trust him but nobody believes him. It turns out Robert gave Jane a music box before she left London to eventually Tarzan which contained a music box, actually a stolen British code machine, that Robert slipped to Jane to get British intelligence off his trail. He was actually a double agent and spy who planned on selling the machine to Britain's enemies for a large profit (implied to be the Germans during World War I) and only went to Africa to get it back when Jane hadn't returned from Africa. He then tried to kidnap Jane to leave no witnesses, but was foiled.

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* Robert Chandler Canler can be unnerving to watch considering he's he appears as dashing OfficerAndAGentleman but is probably a textbook example of TheSociopath with few scruples other than genuine care for his oldest friend Jane. Tarzan immediately sees through Chandler's Canler's act and warns Jane not to trust him but nobody believes him. It turns out Robert gave Jane a music box before she left London to eventually meet Tarzan which contained a music box, was actually a stolen British code machine, machine that Robert slipped to Jane to get British intelligence off his trail. He was actually a double agent and spy who planned on selling the machine to Britain's enemies for a large profit (implied to be the Germans during World War I) and only went to Africa to get it back when Jane hadn't returned from Africa. He then tried to kidnap Jane to leave no witnesses, but was foiled.


* The events of ''The Outbreak'' are fairly unsettling a real life situational sense. Tarzan confronts a group of sympathetic loggers who are cutting down trees in the jungle. Unfortunately, as the Professor warned would happen, their logging has dug up a particularly deadly microorganism deep in the soil into the air, getting the loggers and the director's daughter sick with a lethal disease. This isn't a fictional case. Real life developers and workers have gotten sick in foreign lands by recklessly digging up disease carrying toxic substances in the soil.

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* The events of ''The Outbreak'' are fairly unsettling a real life situational sense. Tarzan confronts a group of sympathetic loggers who are cutting down trees in the jungle. Unfortunately, as the Professor warned would happen, their logging has dug up a particularly deadly microorganism deep in the soil into the air, getting the loggers and the director's daughter sick with a lethal disease. This isn't a fictional case. Real life developers and workers have gotten sick in foreign lands by recklessly digging up disease carrying toxic substances in the soil.soil.
* Robert Chandler can be unnerving to watch considering he's appears as dashing OfficerAndAGentleman but is probably a textbook example of TheSociopath with few scruples other than genuine care for his oldest friend Jane. Tarzan immediately sees through Chandler's act and warns Jane not to trust him but nobody believes him. It turns out Robert gave Jane a music box before she left London to eventually Tarzan which contained a music box, actually a stolen British code machine, that Robert slipped to Jane to get British intelligence off his trail. He was actually a double agent and spy who planned on selling the machine to Britain's enemies for a large profit (implied to be the Germans during World War I) and only went to Africa to get it back when Jane hadn't returned from Africa. He then tried to kidnap Jane to leave no witnesses, but was foiled.
** Considering the punishment for high treason in British during World War I being the gallows, it's clear that was the last time Jane ever saw her oldest friend.

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* The diseased hippos in ''The Poisoned River''. As in Real Life, Hippos are depicted as vicious brutes who nearly capsize Tarzan's boat, eat Professor Porter, and force Tarzan to flee.

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* The diseased hippos in ''The Poisoned River''. As in Real Life, Hippos are depicted as vicious brutes who nearly capsize Tarzan's boat, eat Professor Porter, and force Tarzan to flee.flee.
* '''Pelucidar'''. A hidden biome within the Earth's crust that contains all sorts of dinosaur predators and methane gas geysers. It's DeathWorld to modern animals and Tarzan is especially wary to go there until prodded by his friends. The first time Tarzan went there he barely escaped with his life and one velociraptor escaping there into the jungle in ''The Beast from Below'' was enough to put the whole jungle on edge.
* The animals going insane in ''The Jungle Madness'' due to a subsonic frequency from the trading post radio station. All animals including Terk and Tantor are yelling for Tarzan to stop the ringing and try to kill him and Jane in a berserk frenzy. Jane and Tarzan all the while try to find Professor Porter with an ApocalypticLog he wrote detailing the events where he was chased by woodpeckers popping out of flowers like Chestbursters from Alien and being attacked by animals all the while in an effort to find the cause.
* The events of ''The Outbreak'' are fairly unsettling a real life situational sense. Tarzan confronts a group of sympathetic loggers who are cutting down trees in the jungle. Unfortunately, as the Professor warned would happen, their logging has dug up a particularly deadly microorganism deep in the soil into the air, getting the loggers and the director's daughter sick with a lethal disease. This isn't a fictional case. Real life developers and workers have gotten sick in foreign lands by recklessly digging up disease carrying toxic substances in the soil.


* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing large animals for food considering the bones littering the place. When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.

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* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing large animals for food considering the bones littering the place. When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is a straight up LightningBruiser, far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.drown.
** He later appeared again in ''Enemy Within'' where it's revealed he survived his drop off a cliff into a raging river, found another ape family, and killed it's leader to take it over and use Gobu, one of its members, to lure in Tarzan under threat of death or mutilation of Gobu's family members.


* Queen La herself is nothing to scoff at in the horror department. She's an ancient sorceress looking for a mate and normally that wouldn't be bad if not for her nasty tendency to kidnap and sacrifice people who displease and vaporize her leopard men minions for the slightest mistake. When she tried to execute Professor Porter for being a unsuitable mate she fell in mad love with Tarzan for rescuing him and then tried to murder Jane to keep Tarzan for herself. After her attempted murder was uncovered, La tried to kill Tarzan for rejecting her.
** Her next appearance involved a rebellion from her leopard men that ended with her literally melting into ashes after her staff, the source of her powers and immortal life, being destroyed while cursing Tarzan and his friends. Before that she tried to feed Tarzan and the leopard man who led the rebellion to some tentacled "THING" living under her city with a lair littered with the skeletons of men who displeased her in the past.
** Her final appearance, she came back as a literal EldritchAbomination ghost possessing bodies to get the Jane to use as a new body until she managed to possess Tarzan and tried to kill Jane while using Tarzan's body.
* Colonel Staquait is a fairly menacing example of LawfulEvil in the series, considering her hunts after Hugo and Hooft all for personally disobeying his order to burn down a village of women and children. He has a French Guillotine brought to the jungle just to have them decapitated as punishment and only left when he was convinced they died. In his next appearance, he found out Hugo and Hooft survived and came back to capture them and Tarzan for stopping him last time, taking them to a HellholePrison where he tortures the prisoners and nearly would have executed Tarzan and his new friends unabated if not for a clever ruse by Jane and Dumont.

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* Queen La herself is nothing to scoff at in the horror department. She's an ancient sorceress looking for a mate and normally that wouldn't be bad if not for her nasty tendency to kidnap and sacrifice people who displease and vaporize her leopard men minions for the slightest mistake. When she tried to execute Professor Porter for being a an unsuitable mate she fell in mad love with Tarzan for rescuing him and then tried to murder Jane to keep Tarzan for herself. After her attempted murder was uncovered, La tried to kill Tarzan for rejecting her.
** Her next appearance involved a rebellion from her leopard men that ended with her literally melting into ashes after her staff, the source of her powers and immortal life, being was destroyed while cursing Tarzan and his friends. Before that she tried to feed Tarzan and the leopard man who led the rebellion to some tentacled "THING" living under her city with a lair littered with the skeletons of men who displeased her in the past.
** Her final appearance, she came back as a literal EldritchAbomination ghost possessing bodies to get the to Jane to use as a new body until she managed to possess Tarzan and tried to kill Jane while using Tarzan's body.
* Colonel Staquait is a fairly menacing example of a LawfulEvil ImplacableMan in the series, considering her he hunts after Hugo and Hooft all for personally disobeying his order to burn down a village of women and children. He has a French Guillotine brought to the jungle just to have them decapitated as punishment and only left when he was convinced they died. In his next appearance, he found out Hugo and Hooft survived and came back to capture them and Tarzan for stopping him last time, taking them to a HellholePrison where he tortures the prisoners and nearly would have executed Tarzan and his new friends unabated if not for a clever ruse by Jane and Dumont.Dumont.
* Tantor undergoing SanitySlippage due to thinking he contracted rabies and was going rogue in ''The Rogue Elephant''
* The diseased hippos in ''The Poisoned River''. As in Real Life, Hippos are depicted as vicious brutes who nearly capsize Tarzan's boat, eat Professor Porter, and force Tarzan to flee.


* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing large animals for food considering the bones littering the place. When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.

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* '''Tublat'''. He's every part of the KillerGorilla trope UpToEleven and his personal history is the stuff of nightmares. He was once a member of Tarzan's gorilla family but was the animal equivalent of a violent psychopath who went around attacking other members of the family until Kerchak tried to stop him. Kerchak initially won, but Tublat struck back and nearly killed Kerchak if not for some timely intervention by a young Tarzan. Tublat was banished and lived his life in a cave hunting and killing large animals for food considering the bones littering the place. When Tarzan's ape family unknowingly went to Tublat's cave seeking shelter from a storm, he went about quickly and silently kidnapping all of the gorillas like some horror movie monster and throwing them in a hole to force them to follow him or die from starvation. Furthermore, Tublat is far too strong for even Tarzan to fight evenly and would have nearly killed him if not for Tarzan flinging himself and Tublat into a nearby river so Tublat could drown.drown.
* Queen La herself is nothing to scoff at in the horror department. She's an ancient sorceress looking for a mate and normally that wouldn't be bad if not for her nasty tendency to kidnap and sacrifice people who displease and vaporize her leopard men minions for the slightest mistake. When she tried to execute Professor Porter for being a unsuitable mate she fell in mad love with Tarzan for rescuing him and then tried to murder Jane to keep Tarzan for herself. After her attempted murder was uncovered, La tried to kill Tarzan for rejecting her.
** Her next appearance involved a rebellion from her leopard men that ended with her literally melting into ashes after her staff, the source of her powers and immortal life, being destroyed while cursing Tarzan and his friends. Before that she tried to feed Tarzan and the leopard man who led the rebellion to some tentacled "THING" living under her city with a lair littered with the skeletons of men who displeased her in the past.
** Her final appearance, she came back as a literal EldritchAbomination ghost possessing bodies to get the Jane to use as a new body until she managed to possess Tarzan and tried to kill Jane while using Tarzan's body.
* Colonel Staquait is a fairly menacing example of LawfulEvil in the series, considering her hunts after Hugo and Hooft all for personally disobeying his order to burn down a village of women and children. He has a French Guillotine brought to the jungle just to have them decapitated as punishment and only left when he was convinced they died. In his next appearance, he found out Hugo and Hooft survived and came back to capture them and Tarzan for stopping him last time, taking them to a HellholePrison where he tortures the prisoners and nearly would have executed Tarzan and his new friends unabated if not for a clever ruse by Jane and Dumont.

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