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* NiceHat: Almost everyone in the story gets to wear silly hats.


Written by John Lucarotti. This serial first aired May 23-June 13, 1964.

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Written by John Lucarotti. This four-episode serial first aired from May 23-June 23 to June 13, 1964.


* FauxAffablyEvil: Ixta's treatment of Ian comes across as this, although thanks to ValuesDissonance he thinks he's behaving like a WorthyOpponent.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Ixta's treatment of Ian comes across as this, although thanks to ValuesDissonance [[invoked]]ValuesDissonance he thinks he's behaving like a WorthyOpponent.


Written by John Lucarotti. This serial first aired May 23, 1964.

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Written by John Lucarotti. This serial first aired May 23, 23-June 13, 1964.


* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon / TheCorpseStopsHere: Ian with the attack on Autloc (although in this case Autloc isn't actually dead)

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* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon / TheCorpseStopsHere: BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon: Ian with the attack on Autloc (although in this case Autloc isn't actually dead)


Meanwhile, the Doctor is told to rest in the serene gardens together with the rest of the old folks. He befriends Cameca, an very sweet Aztec woman, who turns out to know the son of the tomb's architect. Seeing a way out, the Doctor spends more and more time with her... and [[AccidentalProposal accidentally gets engaged]] when he makes a cup of hot cocoa.

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Meanwhile, the Doctor is told to rest in the serene gardens together with the rest of the old folks. He befriends Cameca, an very a sweet Aztec woman, who turns out to know the son of the tomb's architect. Seeing a way out, the Doctor spends more and more time with her... and [[AccidentalProposal accidentally gets engaged]] when he makes a cup of hot cocoa.

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Written by John Lucarotti. This serial first aired May 23, 1964.

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* HumanSacrifice

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* HumanSacrificeHumanSacrifice: Naturally. Barbara, posing as the god Yetaxa, attempts to halt the Aztecs' human sacrifice, but it doesn't take.
* IdiotBall: Tlotoxl tries to poison Barbara, who is aware thanks to Ian and orders him to drink first. She throws it to the ground and chases him out, scaring him. Instead of capitalizing on this moment by convincing him that she knew because she is a god, and continue on her with her plan, Barbara admits that the poison would have killed her because she is not a god and threatens to manipulate everyone else into destroying him if he tries anything else.


* OutOfFocus: Susan only appears in one scene each in the middle two episodes, at her seminary. This is because Carole Ann Ford was due a holiday, and the scenes were pre-recorded to allow Susan to still be part of the story during the weeks she was away (unlike other instances where the character was simply written out of the action for two episodes).

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* OutOfFocus: Susan only appears in one scene each in the middle two episodes, at her seminary. This is because Carole Ann Ford Creator/CaroleAnnFord was due a holiday, and the scenes were pre-recorded to allow Susan to still be part of the story during the weeks she was away (unlike other instances where the character was simply written out of the action for two episodes).

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* BigBad: Tlotoxl.


* OutOfFocus: Susan only appears in one scene each in the middle two episodes, at her seminary. This is because Carole Ann Ford was due a holiday, and the scenes were pre-recorded to allow Susan to still be part of the story during the weeks she was away.

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* OutOfFocus: Susan only appears in one scene each in the middle two episodes, at her seminary. This is because Carole Ann Ford was due a holiday, and the scenes were pre-recorded to allow Susan to still be part of the story during the weeks she was away.away (unlike other instances where the character was simply written out of the action for two episodes).

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* OutOfFocus: Susan only appears in one scene each in the middle two episodes, at her seminary. This is because Carole Ann Ford was due a holiday, and the scenes were pre-recorded to allow Susan to still be part of the story during the weeks she was away.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Doctor has a romantic subplot with a guest character, something which for most of the original series would be unthinkable.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The Doctor has a romantic subplot with a guest character, something which for most of the original series would be unthinkable.


* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tlotoxl, of course, is quite right. All his actions (extreme though some of them may be) seem to be in the genuine interests of stopping his people from being deceived by the false goddess. Strictly speaking, it's the time travellers who are in the wrong, the odd attempted murder notwithstanding.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: ProtagonistCentredMorality: Tlotoxl, of course, is quite right. All his actions (extreme though some of them may be) seem to be in the genuine interests of stopping his people from being deceived by the false goddess. Strictly speaking, it's the time travellers who are in the wrong, the odd attempted murder notwithstanding.


It's time for another historical episode, as the TARDIS materialises inside an Aztec tomb. The Aztec era happens to be one of Barbara's specialties, and she loves the tomb's shiny trinkets so much that she immediately [[KleptomaniacHero puts one on]]. Upon emerging from the tomb wearing the snake bracelet, Barbara is hailed as the reincarnation of the Goddess Yetaxa. Oh, and the door to the tomb shuts itself behind them.

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It's time for another historical episode, story, as the TARDIS materialises inside an Aztec tomb. The Aztec era happens to be one of Barbara's specialties, and she loves the tomb's shiny trinkets so much that she immediately [[KleptomaniacHero puts one on]]. Upon emerging from the tomb wearing the snake bracelet, Barbara is hailed as the reincarnation of the Goddess Yetaxa. Oh, and the door to the tomb shuts itself behind them.



* TheBadGuyWins: Tlotoxl gets rid of the pesky false god, his rival, and he gets to keep sacrificing. For the time being at least. The Aztecs will still be massacred and enslaved by the Spanish and the practice of human sacrifice will cause future generations to look down upon the Aztecs as mindless savages. In other words: this episode was a lose-lose situation.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Tlotoxl gets rid of the pesky false god, his rival, and he gets to keep sacrificing. For the time being at least. The Aztecs will still be massacred and enslaved by the Spanish and the practice of human sacrifice will cause future generations to look down upon the Aztecs as mindless savages. In other words: this episode story was a lose-lose situation.

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