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- Adaptation Displacement: In the novel, Fogg decides against traveling by balloon as too risky and impractical. However, since the 1956 film, the image of Fogg and company traveling in a gas balloon is indelible to the public image of the story.
- To the point that a brand of crisps is named after Fogg and features an illustration of him in a balloon pointing towards exotic new tastes.
- Fridge Logic: one of the problems when they reach New York is that, when they arrive to the port, the ship they had planned to take in order to reach London has already departed. However, if they had won one day by crossing the International Day Line, shouldn't they have arrived with at least one day to spare?
- Crazy Awesome: Phileas Fogg, full stop. He pulls some absolutely ridiculous stunts with a straight face.
Phileas Fogg: Sir, I wish to buy your vessel.
Captain Speedy: No! By all the devils, no!
Phileas Fogg: But I shall be obliged to burn her. The top part, at least. The coal is giving out.
Captain Speedy: Burn my ship?? A vessel worth fifty thousand dollars?!
Phileas Fogg: Here are sixty thousand.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Passpartout rescuing Aouda by standing in for her husband's corpse.
- And refusing to help Fix after the detective reveals his suspicions: "I have been, am, in his service. I have seen his generosity and goodness; and I will never betray him - not for all the gold in the world. I come from a village where they don't eat that kind of bread!"
- Climbing under a train being attacked by Sioux to detach the locomotive. Also, Aouda defying the expected Neutral Female role by taking up a gun and scoring several good hits, and Fogg organizing several soldiers to find Passpartout and the other captured passengers.
- Fogg silently knocking Fix down with one punch and leaving, upon being released from jail.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: A violent riot in San Francisco is ultimately revealed to actually be the election of a justice of the peace.
- Unfortunate Implications: At one point an Indian widow is described as "almost as beautiful as a European."
- Not Verne's fault, however. This phrase only appears in one creaky old Blind Idiot Translation (which, unfortunately, is still the only one most English speakers know).