Mongo (fictional planet)

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Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.wikipedia
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Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.
It presents the story of Gordon's visit to the planet Mongo and his encounters with the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless.

Flash Gordon

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Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.
The story begins with Earth threatened by a collision with the planet Mongo.

Ming the Merciless

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Mongo is depicted as being ruled by a usurper named Ming the Merciless, who is shown as ruling Mongo in a harsh and oppressive manner.
Ming is depicted as a ruthless tyrant who rules the planet Mongo.

Prince Barin

Later stories often depict Mongo under the rule of its rightful leader, Prince Barin.
He is king of a region of Mongo called Arboria.

Hans Zarkov

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After Hans Zarkov abducted Flash Gordon and Dale Arden, they crash-landed Zarkov's rocket ship on Mongo near Mingo City, Ming's capital.
Zarkov is a brilliant scientist who creates a rocket and forces Flash and Dale Arden to come with him to the planet Mongo, and fight against Ming the Merciless.

Prince Thun

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To the west of Mingo City is the Land of the Lion Men, ruled by King Thun.
He is a Lion Man of Mongo and one of Flash's most trusted friends.

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Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.

Defenders of the Earth

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The 1986 cartoon showed a frozen planet Mongo where all the natural resources had been exhausted, thus motivating Ming to move to Earth and attack the planet.
The plot begins with Flash Gordon and his son Rick escaping from Ming the Merciless, who has exhausted the natural resources of his home planet Mongo and desires to exploit Earth.

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon

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This 1979 version depicted a planet Mongo similar to Raymond's original comic strips, featuring the kingdoms and peoples, and rulers who feature prominently in the 1930s stories.
The basic story follows Flash and his companions as they travel to Mongo, where they are forced into battle by its ruler, Ming the Merciless, his daughter Princess Aura, and his army of Metal Men.

Flash Gordon & the Warriors of Mongo

The game Flash Gordon & the Warriors of Mongo (see below), also featured Lin Carter's map of the planet, similar to the Arlene Williamson version.
The game includes campaign setting material describing the realms of the planet Mongo.

Flash Gordon (2007 TV series)

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In the Scifi Channel series Flash Gordon, Mongo is a planet, "in another dimension" (i.e. parallel universe).
They introduce Gordons' eccentric former assistant, Hans Zarkov (Jody Racicot), when rifts in space appear, allowing travel between Earth and the planet Mongo.

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

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The second Flash Gordon serial was set on Mars, but the third returned to Mongo.
Flash Gordon, along with Dr. Alexis Zarkov and Dale Arden, return to the planet Mongo to find a possible cure, first seeking the assistance of their old friend Prince Barin.

Flash Gordon (1996 TV series)

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In this animated version, Flash, Dale and Zarkov arrive on Mongo through a dimensional portal.
The trans-dimensional portal was placed there by Ming the Merciless, despot emperor of the planet Mongo, who hoped to provide open access for his invading armies.

Comic strip

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Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.

Alex Raymond

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Mongo was created by the comics artist Alex Raymond in 1934, with the assistance of Raymond's ghostwriter Don Moore.

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Mongo was created by the comics artist Alex Raymond in 1934, with the assistance of Raymond's ghostwriter Don Moore.

Ecosystem

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The planet is depicted as being inhabited by different cultures, and having a varying ecosystem.

Paleolithic

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The technology of these cultures varies from groups at a Stone Age level, to highly technologically advanced peoples.

Earthling

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Its atmosphere is compatible with Terran life, and the dominant species on Mongo are human-like, such as Ming's people and the Arborians.

Species

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Its atmosphere is compatible with Terran life, and the dominant species on Mongo are human-like, such as Ming's people and the Arborians.

Earth

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Mongo is about half the diameter of Earth but is considerably denser, so its gravity is only slightly weaker than the Earth's, though it still allows Flash Gordon to put his gymnastics skills to good use.

Gravity

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Mongo is about half the diameter of Earth but is considerably denser, so its gravity is only slightly weaker than the Earth's, though it still allows Flash Gordon to put his gymnastics skills to good use.

Dinosaur

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Mongo has a variety of climates, and is inhabited by enormous, dinosaur-like monsters.

Dynamite Entertainment

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Later versions of the Flash Gordon story, such as the 1980 film, the 1996 cartoon series, and the Dynamite Entertainment comics, show Mongo as being in another star system or galaxy, and coming into contact with Earth's system through a wormhole-like portal.

Wormhole

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Later versions of the Flash Gordon story, such as the 1980 film, the 1996 cartoon series, and the Dynamite Entertainment comics, show Mongo as being in another star system or galaxy, and coming into contact with Earth's system through a wormhole-like portal.