History Film / KingArthur

14th Feb '16 6:39:05 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* InkStainAdaptation: The film has helped popularize the idea that the "historical King Arthur" was a Roman dude named Artorius, which was previously a niche thing among scholars (due to the major problems the theory has). After it was released, the concept started popping up in more media like the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series and ''Manga/VinlandSaga''.
14th Feb '16 6:35:43 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* InkStainAdaptation: The film has helped popularize the idea that the "historical King Arthur" was a Roman dude named Artorius, which was previously a niche thing among scholars (due to the major problems the theory has). After it was released, the concept started popping up in more media like the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series and ''Manga/VinlandSaga''.
18th Jan '16 12:09:58 AM Fireblood
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** The Saxons landing north of Hadrian's Wall instead of south of it. Because in real life the Saxon where not dumb enough land their invasion in a way so they had to cross a large wall in order to get where they wanted instead of just sailing around it.

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** The Saxons landing north of Hadrian's Wall instead of south of it. Because in In real life the Saxon where Saxons were not dumb enough to land their invasion in a way so they had to cross a large wall in order to get where they wanted instead of just sailing around it.



* AscendedExtra: Dagonet. He was normally portrayed on the Arthurian mythos as a buffoon and a coward. He's quite obscure in the mythos itself with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Few nowadays outside of scholars would have heard of his name if not for the movie.

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* AscendedExtra: Dagonet. He was normally portrayed on in the Arthurian mythos as a buffoon and a coward. He's quite obscure in the mythos itself with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Few nowadays outside of scholars would have heard of his name if not for the movie.



* IHaveNoSon: Played with. Cerdic disowns his son for his failure. But still keeps him back when sending in the remains of his troops into an obvious trap.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Subverted. When the Woads ambush Arthur and his knights they shoot arrows at them and no one gets hit. Merlin had ordered not to harm them.

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* IHaveNoSon: Played with. {{Played with}}. Cerdic disowns his son for his failure. But failure, but still keeps him back when sending in the remains of his troops into an obvious trap.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. When the Woads ambush Arthur and his knights they shoot arrows at them and no one gets hit. Merlin had ordered not to harm them.
30th Oct '15 8:48:14 AM theLibrarian
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* GoodIsNotNice: Arthur and his knights may be the protagonists, but they're soldiers from a barbarian culture and are ''definitely'' not pansies.
29th Aug '15 3:10:52 PM Nigel
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** Stirrups were not invented for another couple of centuries.
** There's a castle that would have had King Edward I of England (died 1307) saying to his architect, "There! That's the sort of thing I had in mind!" The motte and bailey fortification, a considerably more primitive version of that sort of castle, would not be invented for another 500 years.
20th Aug '15 10:46:04 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** The Celtic Briton tribes still resisting Roman rule are meant to be the historical Picts, but they are called "Woads". WordOfGod says this is partly due to RuleOfCool and partly to denote a FantasticSlur. Picts were well known, accurately or not, for tattooing themselves with woad, a plant dye (but the film doesn't explain it that way)

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** The Celtic Briton tribes still resisting Roman rule are meant to be the historical Picts, but they are called "Woads". WordOfGod says The filmmakers said this is was partly due to RuleOfCool and partly to denote a FantasticSlur. Picts were well known, accurately or not, for tattooing themselves with woad, a plant dye (but the film doesn't explain it that way)way).



* EnemyMine: The Woads have fought Arthur and his men (and their predecessors) for years, but they ally with him to stop the Saxons.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Bishop Germanius, who is actually a saint, and the Saxon chiefs Cerdic and Cynric. Cerdic was the leader of the West Saxons and is considered the founder of the English kingdom of Wessex.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Bishop Germanius, who is actually considered a saint, and the Saxon chiefs Cerdic and Cynric. Cerdic was the leader of the West Saxons and is considered the founder of the English kingdom of Wessex.
20th Aug '15 10:39:55 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** The Celtic Briton tribes still resisting Roman rule are meant to be the historical Picts, but they are called "Woads". WordOfGod says this is partly due to RuleOfCool and partly to denote a FantasticSlur. Picts were well known, accurately or not, for tattooing themselves with woad, a plant dye (but the film doesn't explain it that way)



** The movie calls the Picts "Woads" for apparently no reason except RuleOfCool.
*** FantasticSlur, maybe? Picts are well known, accurately or not, for tattooing themselves with woad.
19th Jul '15 5:10:39 AM KnightSabre
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* LoveTriangle: Very much downplayed, Lancelot and Guinevere share some looks but the movie focuses on her and Arthur.

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* LoveTriangle: Very much downplayed, Lancelot and Guinevere share some looks but the movie focuses on her and Arthur. In fact, Lancelot seems to be quite distrustful of Guinevere and was quite resentful towards her for convincing Arthur to stay and help the Britons.
19th Feb '15 5:42:16 AM ACW
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Saxon King Cerdic is a violent BloodKnight who invades Britain mainly for a campaign of RapePillageAndBurn, but he does seem to care for his son and second-in-command Cynric. He threatens to cut his son's tongue out if he openly defies his authority again, but he seems quite willing to die by his hands if his son were [[TheStarscream strong enough to overthrow him]]. Later he refuses to kill Cynric for a defeat against Arthur's forces when Cynric offers his life, and when he sends in the last of Cynric's auxiliaries into an obvious death trap during the final battle he keeps him by his side to keep him from harm.
4th Jan '15 12:26:52 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* {{Reincarnation}}: At the end of the film, there's a few shots of running horses as Lancelot's voiceover says the Sarmatians believe their warriors get reincarnated as horses.
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