"Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance" is the thirty-fourth episode of The Legend of Tarzan. It originally aired on UPN on October 11, 2001.

Synopsis

Seeking revenge on Tarzan, Clayton's sister (or rather her valet, Hobson) kidnaps Jane, Tantor, Terk and the Professor, placing each in a separate, deadly peril. She then injects Tarzan with a fatal poison (via blowdart) and informs him that the antidote lies far away on a distant mountain she's dubbed "Clayton's Peak". He, therefore, has a choice, she says – to suffer as she had (and lose those he loves) or as Clayton had (and lose his own life).

Trivia

  • In this episode, it's revealed that Clayton has a sister, Lady Watham.
  • This episode has a flashback to Tarzan and Clayton's fight from the original film, but in the show's animation.
  • The plot of this episode is very reminiscent of other Disney sequels, most notably The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea where the villains who had some connection to the original film (Zira being Scar's most loyal follower, Morgana being Ursula's younger sister, and in this case, Watham being Clayton's sister) try getting revenge on the protagonist(s) for the villains' death in the original film, despite said protagonist not intentionally killing the previous villain (Zira accused Simba for Scar's death when in reality, the Hyenas killed him, and Morgana wanted revenge against King Triton to avenge Ursula's death and outshine her sister, when in reality, Eric impaled and killed Ursula in the first film).
    • Unlike those 2 antagonists who refuse to let go of their hate, and meet their defeat, Watham reforms and learns that her brother's death was not of cold blood by Tarzan's hands. Whether or not she came to the realization that her brother was up to no good however, is unknown.
    • On the other hand, the climax of this episode is reminiscent to that of The Fox and the Hound when true animal antagonists that attack human antagonists are defeated by the protagonist ( The Bear to Amos Slade and Copper, and in this case, Nuru and Sheeta to Lady Watham).

Goofs

  • When Tarzan flashbacks to Clayton's death, the shadow of Clayton's hanged corpse isn't showing. This was likely intentional as Clayton's death was among the most graphic Disney Villain death, (and Disney character death in general), and in some re-written media, it is stated that Clayton merely fell from the trees to his death, rather than getting hanged by the vines.
    • In the flashback, Tarzan still looks upward, which implies that Clayton's death was not changed in the show's continuity, but merely the shadow of Clayton's corpse was censored.


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Media
Films: Tarzan/Video/SoundtrackTarzan & JaneTarzan IIThe Legend of Tarzan

Television: The Legend of TarzanHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's TarzanTarzan: UntamedReturn to the JungleKingdom HeartsDisney's Extreme Skate Adventure

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingTarzan's Treehouse

Entertainment: Fantasmic!Festival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Rivers of Light: We Are OneTarzan Rocks!Tarzan: The EncounterThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden Mickeys
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the StarsFlights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterRemember... Dreams Come TrueTree of Life Awakens

Characters
Original: TarzanTerkTantorKalaKerchakKerchak and Kala's BabyFlynt and MungoSaborTarzan's ParentsManuJane PorterArchimedes Q. PorterClayton and his menBaboons

Midquel: ZugorMama GundaKago and Uto
TV Series: Robert CanlerNigel TaylorTublatHistaZuthoGozan and HungoIan McTeagueThaddeus HuntJake & SamMabayaGobuFungiCount Nikolas RokoffLady WalthamQueen LaLeopard MenMuviroKajDr. DoyleEleanorGreenlyHazelIanLieutenant Colonel StaquaitRenard DumontJohannes NielsSamuel T. PhilanderTheodore RooseveltHugo and HooftNura and SheetaEdgar Rice BurroughsManganiJabariDaniaGerman PoacherBasuliNaohChief KeewaziNigel TaylorFemale Tyrannosaurus RexVelociraptorsTriceratopsWaziri Tribe

Episodes
Season One: "Race Against Time" • "Trading Post" • "Lost Cub" • "Lost City of Opar" • "Fugitives" • "Rogue Elephant" • "Poisoned River" • "Enemy Within" • "Fountain" • "Hidden World" • "Rift" • "Giant Beetles" • "Jungle Madness" • "Protege" • "Leopard Men Rebellion" • "Rough Rider" • "Seeds of Destruction" • "Silver Ape" • "Challenger" • "Outbreak" • "Silver Screen" • "Beast from Below" • "All-Seeing Elephant" • "New Wave" • "Lost Treasure" • "Return of La" • "One Punch Mulligan" • "Missing Link" • "Prison Break" • "Eagle's Feather" • "Face from the Past" • "Caged Fury" • "Gauntlet of Vengeance" • "Mysterious Visitor" • "Tublat's Revenge"

Season Two: "British Invasion" • "Volcanic Diamond Mine" • "Flying Ace"

Songs
Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like MeSinging to the Song of LifeWho Am I?

Musical: Who Better than MeNo Other WayI Need to KnowSure as Sun Turns to MoonWaiting for this MomentDifferentLike No Man I've Ever SeenFor the First TimeEverything that I Am

Locations
AfricaJunglePellucidarDark MountainSkull Cave
See Also
The Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceMusicalQueen La's Staff
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