|“||I don't trust him. When I look in his eyes, it's like Sabor is looking back.||„|
|~ Tarzan, about Canler|
|“||There's no trouble I cannot handle.||„|
|~ Canler's catchphrase|
Robert Canler is the hidden main antagonist in the Legend of Tarzan episode "Flying Ace" (or Tarzan & Jane, depending on which version you're watching). He is Jane's old boyfriend, who turned out to be a notorious double agent who stole secret codes in London and shot opposing pilots. After an aerial sword fight with Tarzan, Canler was arrested, telling Jane that it's "not goodbye, just until next time."
When introduced in the episode, Robert started off as a suave, polite, courteous, but beneath it, was a greedy, cuning, and diabolical monster, a worst side that Tarzan sensed which he perceived as worse as Sabor. It's undeniable that he was once good friends with Jane, but his kindness ultimately overweighted his lust and greed for profit.
Robert Canler was an old childhood friend of Jane Porter since they were young children and was also her next door neighbor. Growing up, he and Jane use to attend dance classes, but reveals Jane had "two left feet". They had a great friendship growing being very close to each other. Eventually when he grew up, Robert managed to work for the Queen of England, but at some point betrayed England by stealing secret codes and wanted sell them to the countries enemies.