History Characters / Blackadder

13th May '16 2:21:03 AM AgProv
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->'''Played by:''' Peter Cook

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->'''Played by:''' Peter Cook
Creator/PeterCook
11th May '16 2:33:36 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Prince Edmund "The Black Adder" Plantagenet, Duke Of Edinburgh''' (Creator/RowanAtkinson)

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'''Prince !!Prince Edmund "The Black Adder" Plantagenet, Duke Of Edinburgh''' (Creator/RowanAtkinson)Edinburgh




-->''"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.]]"''

->The Blackadder lineage begins with the slimy Prince Edmund, who plots to take the throne from his father. Unfortunately for him, he's really, ''really'' stupid.

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\n-->''"If ->'''Played by:''' Creator/RowanAtkinson

->''"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.]]"''

->The The Blackadder lineage begins with the slimy Prince Edmund, who plots to take the throne from his father. Unfortunately for him, he's really, ''really'' stupid.
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'''Baldrick, Son Of Robin The Dung-Gatherer''' (Tony Robinson)

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'''Baldrick, !!Baldrick, Son Of Robin The Dung-Gatherer''' (Tony Robinson)
Dung-Gatherer




-->''"I have a cunning plan that cannot fail...''"

->The Black Adder's batman. He's amazingly smart considering that he is a dung gatherer, and helps Edmund to make it through the day... as well as helping him on his royal ambitions.

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\n-->''"I ->'''Played by:''' Tony Robinson

->''"I
have a cunning plan that cannot fail...''"

->The
"''

The
Black Adder's batman. He's amazingly smart considering that he is a dung gatherer, and helps Edmund to make it through the day... as well as helping him on his royal ambitions.
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'''Lord Percy Percy, Duke Of Northumberland''' (Tim [=McInnerny=])

-->''"But if you kill him in front of everybody, won't they suspect something?"''

->The kind-hearted simpleton of the trio. His grip on reality is rather inconsistent.

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'''Lord !!Lord Percy Percy, Duke Of Northumberland''' (Tim [=McInnerny=])

-->''"But
Northumberland
->'''Played by:''' Tim [=McInnerny=]

->''"But
if you kill him in front of everybody, won't they suspect something?"''

->The The kind-hearted simpleton of the trio. His grip on reality is rather inconsistent.
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'''King Richard IV''' ({{BRIAN BLESSED}})

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'''King !!King Richard IV''' ({{BRIAN BLESSED}})
IV




-->''"As the Good Lord said, love thy neighbour as thyself!'' ''[[DoubleStandard Unless he's Turkish,]]'' ''in which case, '''KILL THE BASTARD!!!'''"''

->Official history says that Richard IV was murdered by his uncle, but he actually became King of England for thirteen glorious years, most of them spent on chasing Turks.

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\n-->''"As ->'''Played by:''' Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}

->''"As
the Good Lord said, love thy neighbour as thyself!'' ''[[DoubleStandard thyself! [[DoubleStandard Unless he's Turkish,]]'' ''in Turkish,]] in which case, '''KILL THE BASTARD!!!'''"''

->Official Official history says that Richard IV was murdered by his uncle, but he actually became King of England for thirteen glorious years, most of them spent on chasing Turks.
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'''Harry, Prince Of Wales''' (Robert East)

-->"The verdict of this court is that the accused are found guilty of witchcraft. The maximum penalty that the law allows is that you be burned to death. However, in view of your previous good background, I am disposed to be lenient. Therefore, I sentence you to be burned ''alive''."

->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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'''Harry, !!Harry, Prince Of Wales''' (Robert East)

-->"The
Wales
->'''Played by:''' Robert East

->''"The
verdict of this court is that the accused are found guilty of witchcraft. The maximum penalty that the law allows is that you be burned to death. However, in view of your previous good background, I am disposed to be lenient. Therefore, I sentence you to be burned ''alive''."

->The
'''alive'''."''

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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'''Queen Gertrude of Flanders''' (Elspet Gray)

-->"Now, would I, Edmund... Do I tell people that your brother Harry is scared of spoons? Or that your father has [[TeenyWeenie very small private parts?]]"

->Edmund's mother and Queen of England. While portrayed as prudish, she had an affair with Douglas McAngus, who may have been the natural father of The Black Adder.

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'''Queen !!Queen Gertrude of Flanders''' (Elspet Gray)

-->"Now,
Flanders
->'''Played by:''' Elspet Gray

->''"Now,
would I, Edmund... Do I tell people that your brother Harry is scared of spoons? Or that your father has [[TeenyWeenie very small private parts?]]"

->Edmund's
parts?]]"''

Edmund's
mother and Queen of England. While portrayed as prudish, she had an affair with Douglas McAngus, [=McAngus=], who may have been the natural father of The Black Adder.
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* MyGirlIsASlut: The queen wasn't alone on those cold winter nights...

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* MyGirlIsASlut: The queen Queen wasn't alone on those cold winter nights...



'''King Richard III''' (Peter Cook)

--> "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Consign their parts most private to a Rutland tree!"

->Unlike history has told us, Richard the Third was actually a kind man who was well-loved. And while he did die at Bosworth Field, he was not killed by Henry Tudor, but by an idiotic Yorkist.

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'''King !!King Richard III''' (Peter Cook)

--> "Once
III
->'''Played by:''' Peter Cook

->''"Once
more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Consign their parts most private to a Rutland tree!"

->Unlike
tree!"''

Unlike
history has told us, Richard the Third was actually a kind man who was well-loved. And while he did die at Bosworth Field, he was not killed by Henry Tudor, but by an idiotic Yorkist.
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'''Dougal [=MacAngus=], Duke of Argyll''' (Alex Norton)

--> "Actually, I'm quite interested in the wigs."

->A war hero and friend of the King who gets all of Edmund's Scottish lands. His father may also be the Black Adder's father.

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'''Dougal !!Dougal [=MacAngus=], Duke of Argyll''' (Alex Norton)

--> "Actually,
Argyll
->'''Played by:''' Alex Norton

->''"Actually,
I'm quite interested in the wigs."

->A
"''

A
war hero and friend of the King who gets all of Edmund's Scottish lands. His father may also be the Black Adder's father.
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'''Princess [[Franchise/StarWars Leia]] of Hungary''' (Natasha King)

--> "Hello Edmund. You look funny."

->A princess that Edmund is bethrothed to after an engagement with the Spanish Infanta backfired to the Prince's joy.

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'''Princess !!Princess [[Franchise/StarWars Leia]] of Hungary''' (Natasha King)

--> "Hello
Hungary
->'''Played by:''' Natasha King

->''"Hello
Edmund. You look funny."

->A
"''

A
princess that Edmund is bethrothed to after an engagement with the Spanish Infanta backfired to the Prince's joy.
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'''The Witchsmeller Pursuivant''' (Frank Finlay)

--> "BLOODY MILK! It was a mixture of milk and blood!"

->An overdramatic witch hunter who puts the Black Adder on trial.

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'''The !!The Witchsmeller Pursuivant''' (Frank Finlay)

--> "BLOODY
Pursuivant
->'''Played by:''' Frank Finlay

->''"BLOODY
MILK! It was a mixture of milk and blood!"

->An
blood!"''

An
overdramatic witch hunter who puts the Black Adder on trial.
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'''The Black Seal''' [[note]]Sir Wilfred Death (John Hallam), Three-Fingered Pete (Roger Sloman), Guy de Glastonbury (Patrick Malahide), Sean the Irish Bastard (Ron Cook), Friar Bellows (Paul Brooke), Jack Large (Mick Walter).[[/note]]

--> '''Guy de Glastonbury''': "Good evening... and surrender. Your money or your life. Damn!! I'm always doing this. Did I say "Your money or your life? Sorry, slip of the tongue, your money ''and'' your life. Sorry."

->After Prince Edmund is stripped of his titles, he decides to recruit the most evil men in England to overthrow his father.

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'''The !!The Black Seal''' Seal
->'''Played by:''' Various
[[note]]Sir Wilfred Death (John Hallam), Three-Fingered Pete (Roger Sloman), Guy de Glastonbury (Patrick Malahide), Sean the Irish Bastard (Ron Cook), Friar Bellows (Paul Brooke), Jack Large (Mick Walter).[[/note]]

--> '''Guy de Glastonbury''': "Good ->''"Good evening... and surrender. Your money or your life. Damn!! I'm always doing this. Did I say "Your money or your life? Sorry, slip of the tongue, your money ''and'' '''and''' your life. Sorry."

->After
"''

After
Prince Edmund is stripped of his titles, he decides to recruit the most evil men in England to overthrow his father.
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'''Phillip "The Hawk" of Burgundy''' (Patrick Allen)

-->"I return at last after fifteen years. Waiting, plotting, nurturing my hatred and planning my revenge. Yes, fifteen years of living in France teaches a man to hate. Fifteen years of wearing perfume, fifteen years of eating frogs, fifteen years of saying 'Par-don' and all because of you."

-> The smartest and meanest man in England, and Edmund's childhood rival who returns after fifteen years at France. His criminal record and superior intelligence leads the "Black Seal" to betray the Black Adder.

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'''Phillip !!Phillip "The Hawk" of Burgundy''' (Patrick Allen)

-->"I
Burgundy
->'''Played by:''' Patrick Allen

->''"I
return at last after fifteen years. Waiting, plotting, nurturing my hatred and planning my revenge. Yes, fifteen years of living in France teaches a man to hate. Fifteen years of wearing perfume, fifteen years of eating frogs, fifteen years of saying 'Par-don' and all because of you."

->
"''

The smartest and meanest man in England, and Edmund's childhood rival who returns after fifteen years at France. His criminal record and superior intelligence leads the "Black Seal" to betray the Black Adder.
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-->''"Well, it is said, Percy, that civilised man seeks out good and intelligent company, so that through learned discourse he may rise above the savage and closer to God... Personally, however, I like to start the day with a total dickhead to remind me I'm best."''

->A few generations later, the Blackadder dynasty has gotten some steps up the intelligence ladder, but also has fallen some steps from the social ladder. Now a courtier to Queen Elizabeth, he has to put up with her antics and avoid being beheaded.

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-->''"Well, ->''"Well, it is said, Percy, that civilised man seeks out good and intelligent company, so that through learned discourse he may rise above the savage and closer to God... Personally, however, I like to start the day with a total dickhead to remind me I'm best."''

->A A few generations later, the Blackadder dynasty has gotten some steps up the intelligence ladder, but also has fallen some steps from the social ladder. Now a courtier to Queen Elizabeth, he has to put up with her antics and avoid being beheaded.
9th Apr '16 9:17:01 PM RAraya
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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Theyget along well with each other (exluding Edmund) despite being a bunch of [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]].

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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Theyget They get along well with each other (exluding (excluding Edmund) despite being a bunch of [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]].



* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.

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* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy cowardly great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.



* OldRetainer :

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* OldRetainer :OldRetainer:



* PsychopathicManchild: A naughty schoolgirl at heart... a naughy schoolgirl with the power of life and death over Britain.

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* PsychopathicManchild: A naughty schoolgirl at heart... a naughy naughty schoolgirl with the power of life and death over Britain.



* DynamicEntry: Swings down from the celing, smashes Percy through a door, and steals Blackadder's fiance, all in about five minutes.

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* DynamicEntry: Swings down from the celing, ceiling, smashes Percy through a door, and steals Blackadder's fiance, all in about five minutes.



--> '''Blackadder''': Four minutes and twenty-two seconds, Baldrick, you owe me a groat.

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--> '''Blackadder''': Four minutes and twenty-two seconds, Baldrick, you owe me a groat.groat[[note]]fourpence (pre-decimal, note the spelling)[[/note]].



* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether whether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...
21st Mar '16 3:19:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* FreudianExcuse:

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* FreudianExcuse:FreudianExcuse: He wants to take over the world because...he was bullied at school.
16th Feb '16 9:07:52 AM Shadowgazer
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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.

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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.lech.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Although he tries to protect George from Wellington, he immediately decides to continue the charade and take the throne after the prince is shot.]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Although he tries to protect George from Wellington, Wellington for pragmatic reasons, he immediately decides to continue the charade and take the throne after the prince is shot.]]



* ShelteredAristocrat: Incapable of [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket putting on his own trousers]] without Blackadder's help.

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* ShelteredAristocrat: Incapable of of literally [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket putting on his own trousers]] without Blackadder's help.



* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...



* FakeUltimateHero: To quote the man himself on his service in Africa (which made his reputation as a competent soldier), "[T]he prerequisite for any battle was that the enemy should under no circumstances carry guns". He became known as the 'Hero of Mboto Gorge' in 1892, where he had faced "ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves". Needless to say, none of this prepared him at all for fighting in the trenches.

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* FakeUltimateHero: FakeUltimateHero : To quote the man himself on his service in Africa (which made his reputation as a competent soldier), "[T]he prerequisite for any battle was that the enemy should under no circumstances carry guns". He became known as the 'Hero of Mboto Gorge' in 1892, where he had faced "ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves". Needless to say, none of this prepared him at all for fighting in the trenches. Only on account of this could he qualify for a real ultimate VillainProtagonist.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: To a very slight extent. He's still not remotely a nice person, but he can bring himself to feel sympathy for Darling and wish the others good luck in the final episode, and he does at one point compliment George's paintings. Also, despite being a soldier, he is the only Blackadder in the four seasons not to commit murder - unless you count Speckled Jim.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: To a very slight extent. He's still not remotely a nice person, but he can bring himself to feel sympathy for Darling and wish the others good luck in the final episode, and he does at one point compliment George's paintings. Also, despite being a soldier, he is the only Blackadder in the four seasons not to commit murder - unless you count Speckled Jim.Jim and the fruit salad.



* TallDarkAndSnarky

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* TallDarkAndSnarkyTallDarkAndSnarky: Which gives him little satisfaction.



%%* AntiHero: Type I

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%%* * AntiHero: Type II: At least his rank is more proportionate to his skill (less mind) than Melchett's and George's.



* IdenticalGrandson

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* IdenticalGrandsonIdenticalGrandson: Identical in not having an idea what he's doing.



%%* StupidBoss
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
%%* TookALevelInJerkass

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%%* StupidBoss
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
%%* TookALevelInJerkass
* StupidBoss: Like the Queenie a long time ago, it is debatable if this makes him more or less dangerous.
* TokenEvilTeammate: The only one from the English side that we see being a threat for people on the same side of the line.
* TookALevelInJerkass: One of his hobbies.



* {{Jerkass}}: In a c

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* {{Jerkass}}: In a cBut not an unprofessional one.



%%* AcePilot

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%%* AcePilot* AcePilot: More than one ace is cheating though so...



* {{Kaiserreich}}:

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* {{Kaiserreich}}: He is very German.



%%* SmugSnake
%%* StraightGay

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%%* SmugSnake
%%*
* SmugSnake: One wonders if he is related to Prince Ludwig.
*
StraightGay



* WickedCultured

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* WickedCulturedWickedCultured: But an unelighted one on what constitutes torture.
16th Feb '16 8:44:54 AM Shadowgazer
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* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the

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* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the also has a deep booming voice but it was this far...



* HandsomeLech:

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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.



* LargeHam:

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* LargeHam:LargeHam: Which will cause some deja vu (because of the actor) in the following season.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: To his chained captives of course. [[spoiler: He ends up justifying it however]].



* LargeHam: HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all.

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* LargeHam: HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all. And the actor of Prince Ludwig.



* CulturedWarrior: His snarky remarks often border on poetic. His lines in the last episode in particular:

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* CulturedWarrior: CulturedWarrior/ WarriorPoet: His snarky remarks often border on poetic. His lines in the last episode in particular:



%%* ShellShockedVeteran
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

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%%* ShellShockedVeteran
%%*
* ShellShockedVeteran: More well adjusted than most though.
*
TallDarkAndSnarky



%%* WarriorPoet: See CulturedWarrior.
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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding an appointment with Choppie.

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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour (at least once by doing her evil bidding) and avoiding an appointment with Choppie.Choppy.



* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.

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* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly. He talks almost like a similar Captain in the First World War who uses similes to point out similarities and conquer his fear over likely death.



%%* GentlemanAdventurer
%%* HandsomeLech

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%%* GentlemanAdventurer
%%* HandsomeLech
* GentlemanAdventurer: He puts the man in the gentle.
* HandsomeLech:



* TheEvilPrince: A Bond

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* TheEvilPrince: A BondBond villains should get their due.



%%* LargeHam

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%%* LargeHam* LargeHam:



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* * SmugSnake



%%* ManipulativeBastard



%%* TheDitz

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%%* TheDitz* TheDitz: Hey it doesn't matter since the bullet that wrote his name was in his hands.



%%* IdenticalGrandson

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%%* * IdenticalGrandson



%%* ManChild

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%%* ManChild* ManChild: Who occasionally asks for his mommy leaving her taxonomic classification open.



%%* TokenGoodTeammate

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%%* TokenGoodTeammate* TokenGoodTeammate: Which makes him different, despite the similarities to his royal ancestor.



%%* AntiHero: Type IV or V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type IV or VV. He is inclined to enjoy having the one person who is in awareness of the darling nature of the name killed.



%%* DefrostingIceKing

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%%* DefrostingIceKing* DefrostingIceKing: In the last episode to the point of melting into a puddle.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: In a c



%%* TheRival: To Blackadder.

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%%* * TheRival: To Blackadder.Blackadder.



%%* SmugSnake

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



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's portrayed as a stupid Bond villain.
%%* {{Kaiserreich}}

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's portrayed as a stupid Bond villain.
%%* {{Kaiserreich}}
villain. In hindsight perhaps it is a downgrade.
* {{Kaiserreich}}:



%%* WickedCultured

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

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



* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard.

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* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard. From a cleric's and Edmund's perspective at least.



* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.

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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.an appointment with Choppie.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: Towards everyone but the Queenie and his love interest of course.



* VillainProtagonist: Well he abuses Baldrick and Percy and uses Baldrick as an enforcer to rob people off their money (through biological war one would presume).



%%* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}* {{Adorkable}}: Lets say their family has more consistent traits than the Blackadder family.



%%* {{Badass}}

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%%* {{Badass}}* {{Badass}}: A walking, talking meme about it.
16th Feb '16 7:32:23 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* AntiHero: Type V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type VV: Much of the time he is more of a victim than an active VillainProtagonist and so he also qualifies as an AntiHero in the loser sense.



* BigBadWannabe: He really doesn't belong in charge of a LegionOfDoom.

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* BigBadWannabe: He really doesn't belong in charge of a LegionOfDoom.LegionOfDoom because he is not quite as evil as he wants to be. Even when he's finally taking the glove off over his plot to usurp the throne, he's genuinely taken aback when his evil confederates recommend butchering the royal family rather than his suggestion of merely exiling them.



* HarmlessVillain: He's not quite as evil as he wants to be. Even in the last episode, when he's finally taking the glove off over his plot to usurp the throne, he's genuinely taken aback when his evil confederates recommend butchering the royal family rather than his suggestion of merely exiling them.



%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain

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%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: It is hard not to feel bad for the poor,snivelling schmuck.



* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Possibly to another [[BastardBastard bastard]] [[Theatre/KingLear called Edmund]].
* SinisterMinister: Briefly becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
%%* SmugSnake

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Possibly a parody to another [[BastardBastard bastard]] [[Theatre/KingLear called Edmund]].
* SinisterMinister: Briefly becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
%%* SmugSnake
Canterbury. Played with in that he was forced into this position by his father and only thought as an afterthought to use it to make money, by following other ministers' examples of selling fake holy objects which he believed himself.
* SmugSnake: The smug adder is an even more deluded example than the usual ones and things rarely go his way for long enough, for it to last.



%%* TheUnfavorite
%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* TheUnfavorite
%%* VillainProtagonist
* TheUnfavorite: So unfavorite that he is forgotten at the best of times.
* VillainProtagonist: About half the time, when he is proactive enough in his scheming (the other half of the time he is a hapless victim).



%%* TheDragon: With Percy.

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%%* * TheDragon: With Percy. Though he is the smartest of the three and easily muuuuuch better at it than Percy.



%%* ProfessionalButtKisser

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%%* ProfessionalButtKisser* ProfessionalButtKisser: He quickly got wise to the fact that this is the way to become Edmund's favourite and improve his social standing.



%%* YesMan

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%%* YesMan* YesMan: He started it at the banquet of the first episode and it paid off.



%%* SycophanticServant

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



%%* YesMan

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%%* YesMan
* YesMan: He tries though the best he can do is repeat and mimic Baldrick.



* BigBad: Depends on the episode.

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* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard.



%%* CarnivalOfKillers

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%%* CarnivalOfKillers* CarnivalOfKillers: The Black Seal was their rather inventive name.



%%* DragonInChief: for Edmund.

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%%* * DragonInChief: for Edmund.Edmund. To be precise they aren't wilier than him, but their toughness, sadism and cruelty faaaar outclass Edmund's so they easily overshadow and overrule him.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered his entire family

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered his entire family
family.



%%* AntiHero: Type V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type VV: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.



* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather.

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* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather.great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.



%%* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

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%%* * TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the



* BigBad: While Blackadder serves her, she tends to provide the primary threat in the season.

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* BigBad: While Blackadder serves her, she tends to provide the primary threat for most characters in the season.



%%* TheDitz

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%%* TheDitz* TheDitz: This doesn't make her much less of a threat though, only easier to lie to.



%%* ReallyGetsAround

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%%* ReallyGetsAround* ReallyGetsAround: Does he ever have breaks?



%%* TheEvilPrince

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%%* TheEvilPrince* TheEvilPrince: A Bond



%%* SmugSnake: Constantly.

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%%* * SmugSnake: Constantly.Constantly though better at it than his predecessors.



%%* TookALevelInBadass

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%%* TookALevelInBadass* TookALevelInBadass: The family as a whole took two big levels actually as he is even less impulsive and prone to mistakes than Lord Blackadder.



%%* LargeHam: HURRAH!

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%%* * LargeHam: HURRAH!HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all.



%%* HotBlooded

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%%* HotBlooded* HotBlooded: So hot that it is safer to keep a distance from him actually.
12th Feb '16 10:58:03 PM MikeW
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* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he's a Shakespearean malcontent and MagnificentBastard pulling off fantastic scheming, unaware he's a complete idiot who'd be dead if not for his HypercompetentSidekick.
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