History Characters / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

17th Nov '16 11:23:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffablyEvil: He's quite charming when he's not in the middle of a killing spree.
17th Nov '16 6:44:33 AM Gemser
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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Parodied. Normally if the character does not appear in a film, there's no need to mention him at all. Not so for Monty Python.
12th Nov '16 6:30:37 PM BossKey
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* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan TheComicallySerious: His main contribution to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.film's humor is remaining completely straight-laced through it all.



* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.



%%* ButtMonkey

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%%* ButtMonkey * ButtMonkey: Seriously, getting all four limbs lopped off one at a time?



%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain

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%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: While he initially has a certain degree of menace, it all goes out the window when the dismemberment starts.



* WithThisHerring: TropeNamer. "You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring!"




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* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:The word "it".]] So weaksauce that Arthur defeated them with it without even realizing what it is.
* WithThisHerring: TropeNamer. "You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring!"
9th Nov '16 2:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* TotemPoleTrench: The leader was originally supposed to be portrayed this way, but Creator/MichaelPalin settled for a stepladder instead of JohnCleese's shoulders.

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* TotemPoleTrench: The leader was originally supposed to be portrayed this way, but Creator/MichaelPalin settled for a stepladder instead of JohnCleese's Creator/JohnCleese's shoulders.
26th Oct '16 4:15:55 AM Dark_Lord_
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* AllegoricalCharacter: This character can be seen as a TakeThat towards bureaucracy. The body of the knight can only act once all three heads agree. But by that time, new developments have taken place that render their previous agreement useless. In this case, Sir Robin appeared, causing the Three Headed Knight to argue how to deal with him. But after reaching an agreement, Robin already left. Likewise, a large company or institution might run into trouble adapting to new technological advancements or other societal developments. When the administration of said company or institution finally decided how to deal with said developments, other developments have already taken place.
7th Oct '16 4:37:29 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He manages to defeat many powerful enemies, including the Black Knight.
** BadassBeard: Just look at the photo.
** BadassMustache: Again, just look at the photo.



* {{Badass}}: The best fighter of the knights, he's a veritable OneManArmy when he gets riled up.



* {{Badass}}: At least until he fights Arthur.
28th Sep '16 9:49:33 AM 06tele
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy A.J.P. Taylor, who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqT2kmKPqeM A.J.P. Taylor, Taylor]], who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".
28th Sep '16 9:44:21 AM 06tele
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy A.J.P. Taylor, who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".
28th Sep '16 9:28:03 AM 06tele
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** This is only InsaneTrollLogic for the viewer: in-universe, the woman in question does indeed weigh the same as a duck, and turns out to be a witch after all.
--->'''Witch''': It's a fair cop.
13th Sep '16 1:06:11 AM Dark_Lord_
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--> '''Arthur:''' "Those who hear them seldom live to tell the tale."



* ImpossibleTask: They tell Arthur that in order to get past them, he must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring! [[spoiler: Luckily, Arthur discovers their weakness, so he doesn't actually have to go through with it.]]

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They are knights and they say Ni!, so their name kind of fits them.
* ImpossibleTask: They tell Arthur that in order to get past them, he must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring! [[spoiler: Luckily, Arthur accidentally discovers their weakness, so he doesn't actually have to go through with it.]]



* VerbalWeakness: Despite being so powerful in that they can even force the great King Arthur to do as they command, the Knights of Ni can be defeated by [[spoiler:saying the word 'it'.]] even if they say [[spoiler: it themselves]][[note]]Aaaargh! I said it! Argh! I said it again![[/note]]

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* VerbalWeakness: Despite being so powerful in that they can even force the great King Arthur to do as they command, the Knights of Ni can be defeated by [[spoiler:saying the word 'it'.]] even if they say [[spoiler: it themselves]][[note]]Aaaargh! I said it! Argh! I said it again![[/note]]
again![[/note]] The fun thing is that King Arthur never realizes what this weakness is, but rather keeps using it accidentally.


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* DeadpanSnarker: When king Arthur 'rides' past the collector and his customer, the customer verbally wonders who king Athur was. The collector's answer:
--> "Must be a king. He hasn't got shit all over him"
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