History Characters / Blackadder

18th Sep '16 3:52:35 PM TropesForever
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->''"If we lose, I'll be chopped to pieces. My arms will end up at Essex, my torso in Norfolk, [[{{Squick}} and my private parts]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stuck up a tree somewhere in Rutland.]]"''

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->''"If we lose, I'll be chopped to pieces. My arms will end up at Essex, my torso in Norfolk, [[{{Squick}} and my private parts]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stuck up a tree somewhere in Rutland.]]"''
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31st Aug '16 4:20:49 AM aurast
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* PrinceCharming / PrinceCharmless: Debatable. While he ''is'' a crass, dense, loudmouthed buffoon with "all the intellect of a jugged walrus and all the social graces of a potty", he has been known to have seduced a pair of bombshells once, [[spoiler:something that costed him his life]].

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* PrinceCharming / PrinceCharmless: Debatable. While he ''is'' a crass, dense, loudmouthed buffoon with "all the intellect of a jugged walrus and all the social graces of a potty", he has been known to have seduced a pair of bombshells once, [[spoiler:something that costed cost him his life]].
19th Aug '16 3:49:50 AM Shadowgazer
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* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund stayed and loyal to the bitter end.

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* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund and stayed and loyal to the bitter end.



The King's favourite, and his brother Edmund's main rival. While very intelligent, he still manages to fall for some of The Black Adder's schemes.

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The King's favourite, and his brother Edmund's main rival. [[UnknownRival rival]]. While very supposedly more intelligent, he still manages to fall for some of The Black Adder's schemes.



* UnknownRival: He doesn't see Edmund's feelings of rivalry even when he is practically jumping in front of him, all but screaming the rivals are back.



* HeroWithBadPublicity: Henry VII rewrites history to portray him as being a tyrant who murdered Edward V and the young boy who would become Richard IV, when in fact he was a wise, noble king who loved his relations (except Edmund). Having said that, the series doesn't reveal what ''did'' happen to Edward V.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Henry VII rewrites history to portray him as being a tyrant who murdered Edward V and the young boy who would become Richard IV, when in fact he was a wise, noble king who loved his relations (except Edmund). Having said that, the series doesn't reveal what ''did'' happen to Edward V. Richard might know more than he says...




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* WeHaveReserves: Very accepting of the term and the use of ''arrow fodder''.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not exaclty standards, but the rest of the crew is scared when Sir Wilfred suggest taking Jack as the Sixth member.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not exaclty standards, but the rest of the crew is scared when Sir Wilfred suggest taking Jack as the Sixth member.member, because his notoriety preceeds him. Subverted once they meet him though, they find him an okay fella and get along fine and it turns to ArsonMurderAndAdmiration.



* VillainProtagonist: Arguably the most cold-hearted member of the dynasty; he kills or has killed at least seven people in six episodes ([[spoiler: the voter and returning officer for Dunny-on-the-Wold; Lords Topper and Smedley; the actors Keanrick and Mossop; and Amy Hardwood, the Shadow.]])

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* VillainProtagonist: Arguably the most cold-hearted member of the dynasty; he kills or has killed at least seven people in six episodes ([[spoiler: the voter and returning officer for Dunny-on-the-Wold; Lords Topper and Smedley; Smedley (though he mistook Topper for an enemy); the actors Keanrick and Mossop; and Amy Hardwood, the Shadow.]])



* IdenticalGrandson: Obviously of the Melchett of the second season, but also an {{Expy}} of the Duke of Wellington in the third season, who was also played by Creator/StephenFry. Wellington was likewise presented as a HotBlooded and crazy military man, but he was actually competent.

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* IdenticalGrandson: Obviously of the Melchett of the second season, season (only in looks), but also an {{Expy}} of the Duke of Wellington in the third season, who was also played by Creator/StephenFry. Wellington was likewise presented as a HotBlooded and crazy military man, but he was actually competent.



* SmugSnake: When he is bears bad news to Blackadder, he doesn't hate breaking it to him.

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* SmugSnake: When he is bears bad news to Blackadder, he doesn't hate breaking it them to him.



%%* TheFightingNarcissist

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%%* TheFightingNarcissist* TheFightingNarcissist: If could he would stop fighting for a photo.
6th Jul '16 8:12:03 AM Thornfield13713
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* {{Expy}}: He's [[JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] at war.
3rd Jul '16 5:12:26 AM Roo
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* TheDitz: He is quite stupid, much unlike his successors -- though he has enough moments of brilliance that he occasionally comes across as a GeniusDitz.

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* TheDitz: He is quite stupid, much unlike his successors -- though he has enough moments of brilliance that he occasionally comes across as a GeniusDitz.GeniusDitz, he tends to get carried away and make stupid decicions at the crucial moment.
3rd Jul '16 4:47:55 AM Roo
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* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionaly shows signs of this.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionaly shows signs By no means to the extent of this.his descendants, but he has a sarcastic comment for every occation.



* TheDitz: He is quite stupid, much unlike his successors.

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* TheDitz: He is quite stupid, much unlike his successors.successors -- though he has enough moments of brilliance that he occasionally comes across as a GeniusDitz.
15th Jun '16 10:35:48 PM FordPrefect
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* EvilWearsBlack: Only after he becomes a prince does he start wearing black and begins his machinations towards the throne.

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* EvilWearsBlack: Only after he becomes a prince does he start wearing black and begins begin his machinations towards the throne.
15th Jun '16 10:35:09 PM FordPrefect
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* ButtMonkey: His attempts to seize the throne only make things turn on his brother's favour.

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* ButtMonkey: His attempts to seize the throne only make things turn on in his brother's favour.



* DirtyCoward: Gets second thoughts at the battle of Bosworth Field and has to go relieve himself immediately. He does challenge to [[ViolentGlaswegian Duke of Argyll]] to a duel, but [[AintTooProudToBeg blubbers for his life]] when [=MacAngus=] chops his sword in half.

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* DirtyCoward: Gets second thoughts at the battle of Bosworth Field and has to go relieve himself immediately. He does challenge to the [[ViolentGlaswegian Duke of Argyll]] to a duel, but [[AintTooProudToBeg blubbers for his life]] when [=MacAngus=] chops his sword in half.
13th Jun '16 11:19:50 AM MikeW
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* IdiotBall: Sees nothing wrong with detailing information on secret operations in letters to his uncle in Munich, never once considering the possibility the Germans could intercept the messages.
9th Jun '16 9:13:47 AM Shadowgazer
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* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund stayed loyal and to the bitter end.

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* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund stayed and loyal and to the bitter end.



%%* BadassMustache

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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: Probably the reason he grew it in the first place.



%%* MemeticBadass: In universe example.

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%%* * MemeticBadass: In universe example.example. It wouldn't be him otherwise.
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