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1%%˛%%˛%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.˛%%˛%%˛[[quoteright:275:]]˛˛''Flash Gordon'' was a 1996 animated TV series loosely based on the [[ComicStrip/FlashGordon comic strip of the same name]]. In this version, Flash and Dale are teenagers with a fondness for skateboarding -- or in this case hoverboarding -- who accidentally get trapped on the planet Mongo thanks to their bumbling scientist friend, Dr. Zarkov. There they are thrown headlong into a rebellion against the reptilian dictator, Emperor Ming. But they aren't alone in their fight; they have help from some of the natives including the gallant hawk man, Prince Talon, and the fierce yet honour-driven lionid, Princess Thundar. ˛˛The people behind this series also did ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', which depicted Flash Gordon's [[Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate King Features]] stablemate ComicStrip/ThePhantom (or rather, [[LegacyCharacter his descendant]]) as a teenager with a [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike flying motorcycle]].˛˛----˛˛!!Tropes:˛˛* ActionFigureFileCard: They consisted of the heroes and villains describing each other.˛* AlienInvasion: As with previous versions, Ming the Merciless is trying to invade Earth. This is mentioned directly in the first and last episodes.˛* AmazonBrigade: With "Prince Thun" being rewritten in this version as "Princess Thundar", her people, the Lionids[[note]]This show's version of the Lion People.[[/note]] are also portrayed this way.˛* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: There were no gods involved, but Dale and Dr. Zarkov were almost thrown into a volcano by some crazy cave people.˛* BareYourMidriff: Flash, Dale and Princess Thundar wear crop tops all the time.˛* {{Brainwashed}}: Dr. Zarkov suffered this at the hands of Sulpha; the entire team was almost wiped out because of this.˛* CatGirl: Thundar, due to her being a ''lion''id.˛%%* EnemyMine: "Enemy Ming". Yes, that's the episode title.˛* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Zarkov tends to be this when he's not repeatedly saying that they're all doomed.˛* GenderFlip: In this version, Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar of the Lionids.˛* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Princess Aura in this version, although here, she's more of a "turquoise skinned space babe".˛%%* FiveManBand %%˛%%** TheHero: Flash˛%%** TheLancer: Talon˛%%** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Zarkov˛%%** TheBigGuy: Thundar˛%%** TheChick: Dale˛* {{Hoverboard}}: Flash, Dale, and even Dr. Zarkov use these to get around Mongo (when they're not using starblazers[[note]]Has nothing to do with [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato this]][[/note]]), coming naturally to Flash and Dale, since it's just like using a skateboard on Earth˛%%* HumanAliens: Particularly the Hawk Men˛* MythologyGag: The dyna-crystals appear to be a reference to the Dynak-X computer in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and its crystal core.˛* OneGenderRace: Male lionids are mysteriously absent˛* OurWormholesAreDifferent: Travel between Earth's solar system and Mongo's is by wormhole.˛* PowerCrystal: Dyna-crystals are Mongo's main power source.˛* ProtagonistTitle: Flash is the protagonist, and the show is named after him.˛%%* TheReptilians: Ming, Lynch, Sulpha and, to an extent, Aura.˛* ShoutOut: Flash's real name in this version is Alex, who was probably named after Alex Raymond (the creator of the original comic strip).˛** "Vandals from the Void" has a likely unintentional one to WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog when Flash defeats Ming yet again:˛-->"I hate that Earthling!"˛----


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