History Disney / TheSwordintheStone

15th Sep '16 7:05:27 AM Prinzenick
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* AntiVillain: Sir Ector may be a [[JerkAss complete jerk]] to Wart, but he's not necessarily evil as much as his [[ControlFreak autocratic]], [[MiseryBuildsCharacter disciplinarian personality]] is a byproduct of the culture he lives in.



** Likewise, try pissing off Ector by coming up with (in his view) extremely far-fetched excuses for ducking out on your kitchen duties, or trying to defend Merlin's behavior, and you'll send him flying off the handle so far that you'll be doing dishes for the ''entire castle''.

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** Likewise, try pissing off Ector by coming up with (in his view) extremely far-fetched excuses for ducking out on your kitchen duties, or trying to defend Merlin's behavior, and you'll send him flying off the handle so far that you'll be given hefty demerits, be doing dishes for the ''entire castle''.castle'', and [[spoiler: eventually get your dream job as squire revoked and handed off to someone else]].


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* ControlFreak: Sir Ector's autocratic personality makes him distrustful of anything unusual or out of order in his castle, hence his very tough treatment of Wart and outright hostility towards Merlin.


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* DeusExMachina: Late in the film, [[spoiler: Hobbs, who Sir Ector had handed the position of squire to after revoking it for Wart, abruptly comes down with a nasty illness, forcing Ector to reinstate Wart as Kay's squire. One would think it was Merlin's doing at first, but in the following scene, Merlin makes no mystery that he is ''not'' happy about Wart becoming a squire.]]


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* ThrivingGhostTown: Sir Ector's castle is implied to have a fairly large residence, at least enough to fill up the kitchen with mountains of dishes, but we only ever see a handful of people living in it, and that includes Ector, Kay and Wart.
10th Sep '16 8:35:24 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ParentalFavoritism: Ector's partiality to Kay is somewhat justified by the fact that Wart/Wart is only his foster child. While he could stand to be ''nicer'' to Wart, he's not really ''mean'' either... more just strict and demanding, which seems to be his personality in general. In fact, at the start of the film, he's ''berating'' Kay for letting Wart go off into the woods by himself. Kay may be the favorite, but Wart at least isn't TheUnfavourite.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Ector's partiality to Kay is somewhat justified by the fact that Wart/Wart Wart/Arthur is only his foster child. While he could stand to be ''nicer'' to Wart, he's not really ''mean'' either... more just strict and demanding, which seems to be his personality in general. In fact, at the start of the film, he's ''berating'' Kay for letting Wart go off into the woods by himself. Kay may be the favorite, but Wart at least isn't TheUnfavourite.
10th Sep '16 8:32:21 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* EmbarrassingNickname: Arthur is called "Wart", mostly by his caretaker/guardian Ector and his son Kay. He doesn't seem to mind it that much, though, and Merlin and Archimides call him that as well.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Arthur is called "Wart", mostly by his caretaker/guardian Ector and his son Kay. He doesn't seem to mind it that much, though, and Merlin and Archimides call him that as well. Ector only reveals his real name after he pulls out the sword.
10th Sep '16 8:30:44 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Cut several years later to the main protagonist, twelve-year-old Arthur, also called Wart. He is an orphan who was taken in and raised by Sir Ector. Arthur, who is training to be a squire, is under the apprenticeship of Sir Kay, his older foster brother. One day, while accompanying Kay on a hunting trip, Wart inadvertently distracts the knight, causing the aim of his arrow to go off target, missing the deer and losing the ammo. The younger boy goes into the forest to retrieve it. While doing so, he accidentally crashes into the house of the magician Merlin. Upon meeting, the wizard declares that he will tutor Arthur, a decision that greatly changes the boy's life.

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Cut several years later to the main protagonist, twelve-year-old Arthur, also mainly called Wart. He is an orphan who was taken in and raised by Sir Ector. Arthur, Wart, who is training to be a squire, is under the apprenticeship of Sir Kay, his older foster brother. One day, while accompanying Kay on a hunting trip, Wart inadvertently distracts the knight, causing the aim of his arrow to go off target, missing the deer and losing the ammo. The younger boy goes into the forest to retrieve it. While doing so, he accidentally crashes into the house of the magician Merlin. Upon meeting, the wizard declares that he will tutor Arthur, Wart, a decision that greatly changes the boy's life.



** Arthur can't help but crack a smile at Merlin's beard getting caught in his doorway and then poofing up.
** Also, Merlin laughs at Arthur's snarky comment about how if Archimedes is grumpy every time he stays up, then "He must be up every night."

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** Arthur Wart can't help but crack a smile at Merlin's beard getting caught in his doorway and then poofing up.
** Also, Merlin laughs at Arthur's Wart's snarky comment about how if Archimedes is grumpy every time he stays up, then "He must be up every night."



** Sir Ector frets when Arthur doesn't return from the woods while fetching Kay's arrow, and is ProperlyParanoid given a wolf nearly eats Arthur several times.
** It's probably for the best that Ector didn't believe Arthur about being turned into a fish and nearly dying thanks to the moat's pike; he might have banned the lessons outright for Arthur's safety.
** For Merlin, it's trying to educate Arthur when knighthood offers more visibly gleaming awards and honors. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything indeed.
** Archimedes's reaction when Arthur ends up trapped in Madam Mim's house, of a young protege getting hurt on his watch.
* AffablyEvil: Madame Mim is cheerful, amiable, and pretty friendly when Arthur blunders into her house, and while he can tell she's unpleasant, he doesn't even realize she's dangerous until she tells him she has to kill him which she says with about as much fanfare as someone saying it's suddenly started raining.

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** Sir Ector frets when Arthur Wart doesn't return from the woods while fetching Kay's arrow, and is ProperlyParanoid given a wolf nearly eats Arthur Wart several times.
** It's probably for the best that Ector didn't believe Arthur Wart about being turned into a fish and nearly dying thanks to the moat's pike; he might have banned the lessons outright for Arthur's Wart's safety.
** For Merlin, it's trying to educate Arthur Wart when knighthood offers more visibly gleaming awards and honors. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything indeed.
** Archimedes's reaction when Arthur Wart ends up trapped in Madam Mim's house, of a young protege getting hurt on his watch.
* AffablyEvil: Madame Mim is cheerful, amiable, and pretty friendly when Arthur Wart blunders into her house, and while he can tell she's unpleasant, he doesn't even realize she's dangerous until she tells him she has to kill him which she says with about as much fanfare as someone saying it's suddenly started raining.



* AllWomenAreLustful: The female squirrels immediately pursue Merlin and Wart as mates, while Madame Mim even sort-of attempts to seduce Arthur of all people. The only female character in the film who doesn't deliberately attempt to seduce someone is the scullery maid.
* AloneWithThePsycho: Arthur and Madam Mim, with her turning into a cat to eat him up while he's a bird, until Merlin intervenes.

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* AllWomenAreLustful: The female squirrels immediately pursue Merlin and Wart as mates, while Madame Mim even sort-of attempts to seduce Arthur Wart of all people. The only female character in the film who doesn't deliberately attempt to seduce someone is the scullery maid.
* AloneWithThePsycho: Arthur Wart and Madam Mim, with her turning into a cat to eat him up while he's a bird, until Merlin intervenes.



* AnalogyBackfire: Merlin teaching Arthur that swimming like a fish is like flying a helicopter. Arthur doesn't know what he means. Merlin, realizing what he said, told him to forget it.

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* AnalogyBackfire: Merlin teaching Arthur Wart that swimming like a fish is like flying a helicopter. Arthur Wart doesn't know what he means. Merlin, realizing what he said, told him to forget it.



'''Arthur:''' I suppose so...\\

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'''Arthur:''' '''Wart:''' I suppose so...\\



** When Arthur's self-proclaimed squirrel girlfriend finds her beloved in danger, watch out.

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** When Arthur's Wart's self-proclaimed squirrel girlfriend finds her beloved in danger, watch out.



* BlackKnight: The knight at the tournament in black armor is the first to demand Arthur be given a chance to prove he took the sword out.

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* BlackKnight: The knight at the tournament in black armor is the first to demand Arthur Wart be given a chance to prove he took the sword out.



** Arthur himself starts to CryCute when [[spoiler:standing up for Merlin costs him a chance at being Kay's squire. He then cries again when he finally gets the squire position by luck and Merlin sarcastically congratulates him, pointing out he's nothing.]]

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** Arthur Wart himself starts to CryCute when [[spoiler:standing up for Merlin costs him a chance at being Kay's squire. He then cries again when he finally gets the squire position by luck and Merlin sarcastically congratulates him, pointing out he's nothing.]]



* CallOfTheWildBlueYonder: Arthur mentions wishing he could fly, so Merlin turns him into a bird so he can live out his dream.
* CallForward: In the Arthur mythos, Arthur had a tragic love with Guenivere. Merlin tells Arthur about the perils of love after the misadventures with the girl squirrel, and how love can be a greater force than gravity.

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* CallOfTheWildBlueYonder: Arthur Wart mentions wishing he could fly, so Merlin turns him into a bird so he can live out his dream.
* CallForward: In the Arthur Wart mythos, Arthur Wart had a tragic love with Guenivere. Merlin tells Arthur Wart about the perils of love after the misadventures with the girl squirrel, and how love can be a greater force than gravity.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Part of Merlin's motivation. He wants to teach Arthur some valuable lessons an adult in medieval England wouldn't be receptive to.
* TheChosenOne: He doesn't quite know what exactly, but Merlin knows Arthur is destined for something.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Merlin's transformations are always blue, Arthur's are orange, Mim's are purple.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Part of Merlin's motivation. He wants to teach Arthur Wart some valuable lessons an adult in medieval England wouldn't be receptive to.
* TheChosenOne: He doesn't quite know what exactly, but Merlin knows Arthur Wart is destined for something.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Merlin's transformations are always blue, Arthur's Wart's are orange, Mim's are purple.



* FeatheredFiend: A bird of prey tries to eat Arthur when he's a bird.

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* FeatheredFiend: A bird of prey tries to eat Arthur Wart when he's a bird.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The scene with the squirrel listed on the [[TearJerker/TheSwordInTheStone Tear Jerker page]] very nearly has Merlin discussing [[TheTalk the birds and the bees]] with Arthur.
* 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 "Arthur, but everyone calls me the Wart."
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arthur is naive and innocent, but has a good heart that allows him to pull the sword from the stone.
* HappilyEverBefore: The movie ends at the start of Arthur's reign, and therefore before the fallout with Lancelot and stuff.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The scene with the squirrel listed on the [[TearJerker/TheSwordInTheStone Tear Jerker page]] very nearly has Merlin discussing [[TheTalk the birds and the bees]] with Arthur.Wart.
* 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 "Arthur, "Wart, but everyone calls me the Wart."
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arthur Wart is naive and innocent, but has a good heart that allows him to pull the sword from the stone.
* HappilyEverBefore: The movie ends at the start of Arthur's Wart's reign, and therefore before the fallout with Lancelot and stuff.



* HeroicBSOD: Arthur undergoes a minor one after [[spoiler:losing his chance to become Kay's squire.]]
* HopelessSuitor: The two amorous squirrels who fall for Arthur and Merlin. Whereas the old lady squirrel who chases after Merlin is PlayedForLaughs, Arthur's girl squirrel companion is done so as well until the end where it... [[TearJerker isn't]].

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* HeroicBSOD: Arthur Wart undergoes a minor one after [[spoiler:losing his chance to become Kay's squire.]]
* HopelessSuitor: The two amorous squirrels who fall for Arthur Wart and Merlin. Whereas the old lady squirrel who chases after Merlin is PlayedForLaughs, Arthur's Wart's girl squirrel companion is done so as well until the end where it... [[TearJerker isn't]].



* {{Hypocrite}}: Merlin tells Arthur that magic cannot be used to solve all his problems, even though he uses his magic to do just that.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Merlin tells Arthur Wart that magic cannot be used to solve all his problems, even though he uses his magic to do just that.



* InsultBackfire: Madam Mim's "Thank you, my boy, but that's nothing" response when she says that she takes delight in the gruesome and grim and Arthur comments "That's terrible."
* InterspeciesRomance: An unintentional example with Merlin and Arthur as squirrels. They attract the affections of two female squirrels, both who aren't too pleased to know that they were crushing on humans.

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* InsultBackfire: Madam Mim's "Thank you, my boy, but that's nothing" response when she says that she takes delight in the gruesome and grim and Arthur Wart comments "That's terrible."
* InterspeciesRomance: An unintentional example with Merlin and Arthur Wart as squirrels. They attract the affections of two female squirrels, both who aren't too pleased to know that they were crushing on humans.



** Kay is implied to have at least a few gold flecks. At the end when his father demands he bow to Arthur, Kay does so sullenly at first... then after looking at him, does so sincerely.
** Ector, who is rather quick to apologize to Arthur for the way he's treated him. He also shows worry and remorse at the beginning of the movie, when he is worried that Wart is dead.

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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 Arthur, Wart, Kay does so sullenly at first... then after looking at him, does so sincerely.
** Ector, who is rather quick to apologize to Arthur Wart for the way he's treated him. He also shows worry and remorse at the beginning of the movie, when he is worried that Wart is dead.



* JumpScare: Arthur peeks around the log to see if the pike is gone, sighs in relief, looks the other way...
** Less scary example, Arthur in squirrel form hides in a tree from an angry woodpecker and the girl squirrel. He peeks out to find she's nowhere to be found. Guess who pops up from inside the same tree next to him?

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* JumpScare: Arthur Wart peeks around the log to see if the pike is gone, sighs in relief, looks the other way...
** Less scary example, Arthur Wart in squirrel form hides in a tree from an angry woodpecker and the girl squirrel. He peeks out to find she's nowhere to be found. Guess who pops up from inside the same tree next to him?



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Merlin talks to Arthur about his future legacy:

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Merlin talks to Arthur Wart about his future legacy:



* LoveAtFirstSight: Both the young squirrel and old squirrel go through this upon meeting Arthur and Merlin respectively and try to earn their mates' affection. Then it gets Deconstructed when Arthur and Merlin return to their human forms.
* LoveHurts: One of the most heartbreaking examples. The girl squirrel really loved Arthur and immediately starts sobbing in confusion and grief when he reveals himself to be human.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Both the young squirrel and old squirrel go through this upon meeting Arthur Wart and Merlin respectively and try to earn their mates' affection. Then it gets Deconstructed when Arthur Wart and Merlin return to their human forms.
* LoveHurts: One of the most heartbreaking examples. The girl squirrel really loved Arthur Wart and immediately starts sobbing in confusion and grief when he reveals himself to be human.



* MagicVersusScience: {{Defied|Trope}}. Merlin is a wizard, alright, but he is quite knowledgeable about science; special mention goes to him using his knowledge of germs and disease to infect Madame Mim. He even outright tells Arthur that magic can't solve everything. In the end, it seems that a combination of the two can give one an advantage in life.

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* MagicVersusScience: {{Defied|Trope}}. Merlin is a wizard, alright, but he is quite knowledgeable about science; special mention goes to him using his knowledge of germs and disease to infect Madame Mim. He even outright tells Arthur Wart that magic can't solve everything. In the end, it seems that a combination of the two can give one an advantage in life.



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Ector is tough on Arthur for this reason, especially since as Arthur points out to Merlin, he has no parents, no lineage, and no legacy. The medieval world is tough on boys with no social status.
* ModestRoyalty: It's implied Merlin wants to teach Arthur to be this sort of king.

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Ector is tough on Arthur Wart for this reason, especially since as Arthur Wart points out to Merlin, he has no parents, no lineage, and no legacy. The medieval world is tough on boys with no social status.
* ModestRoyalty: It's implied Merlin wants to teach Arthur Wart to be this sort of king.



** The girl squirrel is cheerful and amorous until Arthur becomes human again and [[BreakTheCutie breaks her heart]].

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** The girl squirrel is cheerful and amorous until Arthur Wart becomes human again and [[BreakTheCutie breaks her heart]].



* MundaneUtility: Merlin uses his magical abilities to have the household chores do themselves so Arthur can go out adventuring with him.

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* MundaneUtility: Merlin uses his magical abilities to have the household chores do themselves so Arthur Wart can go out adventuring with him.



** Wart has this look when he realizes he has broken the little female squirrel's heart by turning back to his human form. This scene was such a TearJerker for some fans that some have attempted FixFic where [[http://the-conservatory.wikia.com/wiki/Hazel Arthur asks Merlin to turn her into a human.]] This spawned a good handful of art that is [[TastesLikeDiabetes dangerously adorable]].

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** Wart has this look when he realizes he has broken the little female squirrel's heart by turning back to his human form. This scene was such a TearJerker for some fans that some have attempted FixFic where [[http://the-conservatory.wikia.com/wiki/Hazel Arthur Wart asks Merlin to turn her into a human.]] This spawned a good handful of art that is [[TastesLikeDiabetes dangerously adorable]].



** And before that, Mim says she is going to 'destroy' Arthur when she finds out he's on the side of good.

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** And before that, Mim says she is going to 'destroy' Arthur Wart when she finds out he's on the side of good.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Arthur was voiced by two of the directors' three young sons (the third voiced [[Disney/TheJungleBook Mowgli]] and [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Christopher Robin]]) and a third, unrelated child actor. Not one of them had even the slightest trace of the British accent you'd expect from ''King Arthur''.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Arthur Wart was voiced by two of the directors' three young sons (the third voiced [[Disney/TheJungleBook Mowgli]] and [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Christopher Robin]]) and a third, unrelated child actor. Not one of them had even the slightest trace of the British accent you'd expect from ''King Arthur''.



** The wolf when it realizes that Arthur and Merlin have gone in the other direction, and it's too tired to follow.
** The girl squirrel on seeing Arthur about to fall from a tree branch.
** Archimedes when [[AloneWithThePsycho Arthur gets trapped with Madam Mim]].

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** The wolf when it realizes that Arthur Wart and Merlin have gone in the other direction, and it's too tired to follow.
** The girl squirrel on seeing Arthur Wart about to fall from a tree branch.
** Archimedes when [[AloneWithThePsycho Arthur Wart gets trapped with Madam Mim]].



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Merlin transforms Arthur in various animals usually, he encourages the latter to not wait for rescue and refuses to use magic except at the last minute. When Mim catches Arthur in her house and prepares to "destroy" him, however? Merlin comes booming in a magic swirl and saves him, berating Mim angrily.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Merlin transforms Arthur Wart in various animals usually, he encourages the latter to not wait for rescue and refuses to use magic except at the last minute. When Mim catches Arthur Wart in her house and prepares to "destroy" him, however? Merlin comes booming in a magic swirl and saves him, berating Mim angrily.



* PapaWolf: Merlin when Mim nearly "destroys" Arthur.
* ParentalFavoritism: Ector's partiality to Kay is somewhat justified by the fact that Arthur/Wart is only his foster child. While he could stand to be ''nicer'' to Arthur, he's not really ''mean'' either... more just strict and demanding, which seems to be his personality in general. In fact, at the start of the film, he's ''berating'' Kay for letting Arthur go off into the woods by himself. Kay may be the favorite, but Wart at least isn't TheUnfavourite.

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* PapaWolf: Merlin when Mim nearly "destroys" Arthur.Wart.
* ParentalFavoritism: Ector's partiality to Kay is somewhat justified by the fact that Arthur/Wart Wart/Wart is only his foster child. While he could stand to be ''nicer'' to Arthur, Wart, he's not really ''mean'' either... more just strict and demanding, which seems to be his personality in general. In fact, at the start of the film, he's ''berating'' Kay for letting Arthur Wart go off into the woods by himself. Kay may be the favorite, but Wart at least isn't TheUnfavourite.



* ThePowerOfLove: Discussed by Merlin and Arthur following the incident with the squirrels.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Discussed by Merlin and Arthur Wart following the incident with the squirrels.



'''Arthur:''' Greater than gravity?\\

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'''Arthur:''' '''Wart:''' Greater than gravity?\\



* PrivateTutor: Merlin acts as a tutor to Arthur.

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* PrivateTutor: Merlin acts as a tutor to Arthur.Wart.



* RagsToRoyalty: Wart goes from being a marginalized orphan to Arthur, King of England, overnight.
* RaysFromHeaven: Whenever Arthur grabs the sword embedded in the stone.

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* RagsToRoyalty: Wart goes from being a marginalized orphan to Arthur, Wart, King of England, overnight.
* RaysFromHeaven: Whenever Arthur Wart grabs the sword embedded in the stone.



** The bearded knight and Sir Pellinore, who protest at multiple people trying to pull the sword out together, and insist that ''Arthur'' be given a chance to pull out the sword (again).

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** The bearded knight and Sir Pellinore, who protest at multiple people trying to pull the sword out together, and insist that ''Arthur'' ''Wart'' be given a chance to pull out the sword (again).



* SneezeOfDoom: When Mim, sick with malignalitaloptereosis emits fire from sneezing that forces Arthur and Archimedes to duck and cover.

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* SneezeOfDoom: When Mim, sick with malignalitaloptereosis emits fire from sneezing that forces Arthur Wart and Archimedes to duck and cover.



* StalkerWithACrush: The female squirrels that pursue Arthur and Merlin.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Squirrel Merlin thinks this when it's squirrel Arthur being chased, but after ''he'' gets a female squirrel pursuing him, he no longer thinks it's funny any more.

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* StalkerWithACrush: The female squirrels that pursue Arthur Wart and Merlin.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Squirrel Merlin thinks this when it's squirrel Arthur Wart being chased, but after ''he'' gets a female squirrel pursuing him, he no longer thinks it's funny any more.



* StockFootage: Disney was suffering financially while this film was being made, so there's a substantial amount of recycled animation. For instance, Kay trips in the exact same way when chasing Arthur at the climax that he does when chasing him into the woods at the film's beginning. Merlin's "pack all the house in the bag" spell is recycled for his "clean the dishes" spell, and Kay's eating a chicken leg during Merlin's arrival is repeated thrice in the same scene.

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* StockFootage: Disney was suffering financially while this film was being made, so there's a substantial amount of recycled animation. For instance, Kay trips in the exact same way when chasing Arthur Wart at the climax that he does when chasing him into the woods at the film's beginning. Merlin's "pack all the house in the bag" spell is recycled for his "clean the dishes" spell, and Kay's eating a chicken leg during Merlin's arrival is repeated thrice in the same scene.



* TalkingAnimal: Archimedes. People who are transformed into animals keep their ability to talk. Interestingly, the girl squirrel, for all her incoherent chatter, says one line of understandable human dialogue, "Oh no!" when her beloved Arthur is in danger of falling to his death.

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* TalkingAnimal: Archimedes. People who are transformed into animals keep their ability to talk. Interestingly, the girl squirrel, for all her incoherent chatter, says one line of understandable human dialogue, "Oh no!" when her beloved Arthur Wart is in danger of falling to his death.



* {{Tsundere}}: Archimedes has shades of this. He's insulting and bad-tempered, but seems to genuinely have affection for Arthur, so much so that he risks his life to save him from the pike when Arthur is transformed into a small fish.
-->'''Arthur:''' That big fish almost swallowed me, and Archimedes... he saved me!\\

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* {{Tsundere}}: Archimedes has shades of this. He's insulting and bad-tempered, but seems to genuinely have affection for Arthur, Wart, so much so that he risks his life to save him from the pike when Arthur Wart is transformed into a small fish.
-->'''Arthur:''' -->'''Wart:''' That big fish almost swallowed me, and Archimedes... he saved me!\\



* TheUnintelligible: The girl squirrel. She only squeaks and chitters emotionally. However, she mutters an "Oh no!" when she sees Arthur about to fall from a breaking branch.

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* TheUnintelligible: The girl squirrel. She only squeaks and chitters emotionally. However, she mutters an "Oh no!" when she sees Arthur Wart about to fall from a breaking branch.
8th Sep '16 2:27:12 PM dotchan
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Wart would much rather be a squire than play apprentice to an eccentric old man (even if said old man is proven to be a wizard); later, he finds being King to be extremely overwhelming.
29th Aug '16 12:10:33 PM Mikeyfan93
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* AcuallyPrettyFunny:

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* AcuallyPrettyFunny:ActuallyPrettyFunny:
29th Aug '16 12:10:09 PM Mikeyfan93
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Disney telling the tale of KingArthur.

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Disney telling Disney's take on the tale of KingArthur.
28th Aug '16 2:07:21 PM Handwaver202
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Merlin tells Arthur that magic cannot be used to solve all his problems, even though he uses his magic to do just that.



* NeverSmileataCrocodile:Mim transforms into one during the Wizard's duel.

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* NeverSmileataCrocodile:Mim NeverSmileAtACrocodile:Mim transforms into one during the Wizard's duel.
26th Aug '16 8:39:46 PM Jayalaw
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* AcuallyPrettyFunny:
** Arthur can't help but crack a smile at Merlin's beard getting caught in his doorway and then poofing up.
** Also, Merlin laughs at Arthur's snarky comment about how if Archimedes is grumpy every time he stays up, then "He must be up every night."
** Archimedes bursts out laughing when Merlin gets a toy plane tangled in his beard so that it crashed into the moat below.



** Wart is this to Kay for much of the movie because he's a page boy.

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** Wart is this to Kay for much of the movie because he's a page boy. He's not better treated [[spoiler:when promoted to squire.]]



* BreakTheCutie: What happens to Wart's cute little squirrel admirer when she discovers that he's not of her kind.

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* BreakTheCutie: BreakTheCutie:
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What happens to Wart's cute little squirrel admirer when she discovers that he's not of her kind.kind.
** Arthur himself starts to CryCute when [[spoiler:standing up for Merlin costs him a chance at being Kay's squire. He then cries again when he finally gets the squire position by luck and Merlin sarcastically congratulates him, pointing out he's nothing.]]



* CombatPragmatist: Both Merlin and Mim during their duel, though in Merlin's case he does it while sticking to the rules. Chicken Mim tries to eat worm Merlin? Merlin turns into a walrus and squashes her. When Mim gets stuck in a tree as a rhino, Merlin quickly changes into a goat and headbutts her into a chasm. Mim then turns into a dragon and proceeds to smoke Merlin out of his hiding spots as smaller animals.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Arthur is called "Wart", mostly by his caretaker/guardian Ector and his son Kay.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Arthur is called "Wart", mostly by his caretaker/guardian Ector and his son Kay. He doesn't seem to mind it that much, though, and Merlin and Archimides call him that as well.



* HumanTrafficJam: The line of Merlin's belongings going into the bag during the "Higitus Figitus" sequence.

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* HumanTrafficJam: The line of Merlin's belongings going into the bag during the "Higitus Figitus" sequence.sequence suffer this when the sugar bowl takes offense at the tea pot knocking off its lid.
17th Aug '16 1:52:43 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* WizardDuel : Merlin vs Madame Mim
* XanatosSpeedChess: The WizardDuel at the end. It involves shape shifting into different animals on the fly to gain an advantage.

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* WizardDuel : WizardDuel: Merlin vs Madame Mim
* XanatosSpeedChess: The WizardDuel at the end. It WizardDuel, which involves shape shifting shapeshifting into different animals on the fly to gain an advantage. [[spoiler: Mim starts as an alligator, Merlin goes turtle and then rabbit to escape her, Mim goes fox to follow Merlin into a hollow log, Merlin escapes as a caterpillar, Mim becomes a chicken to catch him and sends him flying into the air, and Merlin turns into a walrus, landing on and squashing her. She then grows into an elephant and grabs him with her trunk, he turns into a mouse to frighten her, and she becomes a tiger and then a rattlesnake to catch him, only for Merlin to trick her into a hole and going crab to try and pinch her. She becomes a rhino, lets him grab her horn, and tries to crush him against a tree, but he escapes at the last minute, letting her trap herself through the tree at the top of a cliff. He then turns into a goat to knock her off the cliff, prompting Mim to finally lose her temper, break her own rule and become a dragon, with Merlin turning into a mouse again to escape. Finally, when she catches him, he wins the duel by becoming a germ that makes her horribly sick and unable to continue.]]
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