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I love this show. Obviously, it does not hold a candle to Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle but it is quite a good television series for the character of Tarzan and a good follow up for the Disney show. However as much as I love it for introducing me to characters and locations from the original book series I feel like there were more than a few missed opportunities.
One such example would be a missed opportunity for Arch-Enemy and Evil Counterpart. Mgbonga and Kulonga would have been excellent ones for Keewazi and Basuli if they appeared, they could have been the leaders of an enemy tribe. Now that I think of it, it would have made more sense to make Kulonga a Waziri and be the villain of "Tarzan and the Eagle's Feather" than just apply Adaptational Villainy to Muviro.
Another such example would be the leopard cub from "Tarzan and the Lost Cub." Obviously this was meant to be Jad-Bal-Ja but after that he never appears again. After that he could have continued to appear as an adult and be a main character. The episode following it was "Tarzan and the Lost City of Opar" and something that has occurred to me would be how pragmatic it would be to just employ Composite Character and have La be combined with Nemone from "Tarzan and the City of Gold", another queen of a lost city who had a thing for Tarzan, by giving her Belthar, made a leopard of course, as a pet and for the series have Belthar be Jad-Bal-Ja's archenemy.
For a third and final example, I point to Tarzan lookalike Esteban Miranda who could have been used for the Evil Twin. With Stanley Obroski obviously not being an Identical Stranger and not really a villain in his sole appearance "Tarzan and the Lion Man", the only lookalike who was an antagonist would logically be the evil twin but I can only say that Esteban's debut probably would have required some sort of disfigurement for him to be distinguished from Tarzan in later episodes.
Great show but many missed opportunities but sadly I can't go into them all.
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