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21st Mar '17 4:54:17 PM Psi001
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* TenMinuteRetirement: In frustration at Wart throwing away his education to become a squire, Merlin teleports to modern day Bemuda to blow off steam. He returns at the end of the film unimpressed by the sights ("One big modern mess!") and is left amused by the turn of events since his leave.
20th Mar '17 6:56:45 PM Psi001
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* JerkAss: Whereas Sir Ector has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a couple of sympathetic moments in spite of his cold, authoritarian personality]], his son Kay has none of that going for him, and he always acts mean and condescending towards Wart. The only remotely likable moment he has is when he bows to Wart in the ending, but even then he showed reluctance to do it.


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** Both Mim and Merlin take turns inflicting this reaction onto one another in their shape shifting.
16th Mar '17 9:27:24 PM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While more along the lines of TookALevelInJerkass, Kay is a [[JerkAss surly, cynical bully]] and a lot meaner to Wart in the film than he was in the original book, where he and Wart were only a couple years apart in age and were companions and playmates.


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* {{Flanderization}}: In the original book, both Ector and Kay were much more shaded and sympathetic in personality. Ector was stern towards Wart and Kay, but not mean, and he truly cared for their welfare and actually wanted Wart to have a tutor to educate him, and was even proud of him well before he pulled out the sword. Kay could act like a jerk, but he had a justifiable reason, since he suffered from an inferiority complex and SiblingRivalry with Wart. The Disney adaptation [[TookALevelInJerkass throws out most of their sympathetic qualities and plays up their flaws in turn]]--Ector is almost a 180 in personality, becoming a bossy, demanding and judgemental disciplinarian who is against Wart being educated because it would mess up his rigid schedule, while Kay is reduced to a one dimensional bully who hates Wart for no good reason.
16th Mar '17 8:20:00 PM JoeMerl
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* GivenNameReveal: {{Subverted}}; in the novel Wart's name isn't revealed until the very end of the first book, after he's been crowned king. Here he introduces himself as "Wart, but everyone calls me the Wart."

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* GivenNameReveal: {{Subverted}}; in the novel Wart's name isn't revealed until the very end of the first book, after he's been crowned king. Here he introduces himself as "Wart, "Arthur, but everyone calls me the Wart."
22nd Feb '17 3:19:57 AM RubyCrab
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21st Feb '17 8:19:34 PM RubyCrab
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* Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: The female Squirrels how harass Arthur and Merlin.
11th Feb '17 1:42:35 PM TitoMosquito
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** The girl squirrel on seeing Wart about to fall from a tree branch.

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** The girl squirrel on seeing Wart about to fall from a tree branch.branch, with the wolf waiting on the ground.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Merlin "had enough" being a squirrel.
2nd Jan '17 6:05:34 PM Prinzenick
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* AntiVillain: Sir Ector may be a [[JerkAss jerk]] to Wart, but he's not evil, just [[ControlFreak very strict]], [[MiseryBuildsCharacter and demanding]].

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* AntiVillain: Sir Ector may be a [[JerkAss jerk]] to Wart, isn't evil, but he's still more often than not evil, just a [[JerkAss bossy, condescending jerk to both Wart and Merlin]] and [[ControlFreak very strict]], strict]] [[MiseryBuildsCharacter and demanding]]. demanding]], and he's more than willing to quickly add on hours more chores to Wart's schedule for even the smallest slights, and giving Wart loads of menial labor to do with only a degrading squire position to look forward to, even if it's something Wart wants, is not portrayed as a good thing. [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston]] also point out in their book Literature/TheDisneyVillain that if Wart had stayed under Ector's thumb for the rest of his life, he would have gradually degenerated into the cynical bully that Ector's son Kay is.
23rd Dec '16 1:05:25 PM LBHills
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: King Arthur takes the throne and Merlin takes his place as his advisor, leaving a lot yet to be told.


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* ShaggyDogStory: Nothing that happens in the film seems particularly relevant to Arthur actually drawing the Sword from the Stone. Merlin's lessons are obviously going to have a big effect on the kind of King that Arthur is going to become, but the film stops at that point.
23rd Dec '16 12:50:35 PM LBHills
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* ExcaliburInTheStone: The sword is never said to be Excalibur[[note]]Which it never was in the first place; Excalibur was a completely different sword given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake.[[/note]], it's just always called the Sword In The Stone.

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* ExcaliburInTheStone: The sword is never said to be Excalibur[[note]]Which it never was in Excalibur[[note]]In the first place; original lore, Excalibur was a completely different sword given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake.[[/note]], [[/note]]: it's just always called the Sword In The Stone.



* HappilyEverBefore: The movie ends at the start of Wart's reign, and therefore before the fallout with Lancelot and stuff.

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* HappilyEverBefore: The movie ends at the start of Wart's reign, and therefore before the fallout with Lancelot many years of chivalry and stuff. majesty yet to come. The tragic end of that story is barely even hinted at.



* JerkJock: Kay, again, albeit the medieval version (meaning swordplay and jousting instead of football). The idea that Wart wants to be one as well hits Merlin's BerserkButton.

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* JerkAss: Whereas Sir Ector has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a couple of sympathetic moments in spite of his cold, authoritarian personality]], his son Kay has none of that going for him, and he always acts mean and condescending towards Wart. The only remotely likable moment he has is when he bows to Wart in the ending, but even then he showed reluctance to do it.
* JerkAssVictim: The wolf who lurks around the edges of the film, looking for creatures to devour, is reduced to a ButtMonkey.
* JerkJock: Kay, again, albeit Kay is one appropriate to the medieval version (meaning swordplay and time period, with jousting instead of football).and other tournament sports. The idea that Wart wants to be one as well hits Merlin's BerserkButton.



** Kay is implied to have at least a few gold flecks. At the end when his father demands he bow to Wart, Kay does so sullenly at first... then after looking at him, does so sincerely.

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** Kay is implied to have at least a few gold flecks. At the end when his father demands he bow to Wart, Kay does so sullenly at first...first with a sullen scowl... then after looking at him, does so sincerely.



* JerkAss: Whereas Sir Ector has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a couple of sympathetic moments in spite of his cold, authoritarian personality]], his son Kay has none of that going for him, and he always acts mean and condescending towards Wart. The only remotely likable moment he has is when he bows to Wart in the ending, but even then he showed reluctance to do it.



* MayDecemberRomance: Subverted, fortunately or unfortunately. The poor girl squirrel who is at best a teenager in human years has no idea that the squirrel she has fallen for is actually a prepubescent boy.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Subverted, fortunately or unfortunately.Subverted. The poor girl squirrel who is at best a teenager in human years has no idea that the squirrel she has fallen for is actually a prepubescent boy.
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