History Film / TimeBandits

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* AllThereInTheManual: According to a novelisation, Kevin's last name is Lotterby and he's eleven years old.


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* {{Expy}}: In his book ''Monty Python: The Case Against Irreverence, Scurrility, Profanity, Vilification, and Licentious Abuse'', Robert Hewison describes the dwarfs as a comment on the Series/MontyPython troupe. The nice one, Fidgit, is said to represent Creator/MichaelPalin; the self-appointed leader, Randall, Creator/JohnCleese; the acerbic one, Strutter, Creator/EricIdle; the quiet one, Og, Creator/GrahamChapman; the noisy rebel, Wally, Creator/TerryJones; and the nasty, filth-loving one, Vermin, Creator/TerryGilliam.
20th May '16 4:15:05 PM DeltaDart
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* BuiltWithLego: Evil's inner sanctum is built of [[UpToEleven giant stone legos]], a reference to the many Legos on Kevin's bedroom floor.
14th May '16 12:16:11 PM DeltaDart
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* TankGoodness: The first reinforcement sent to fight Evil is a supersized incarnation of Kevin's toy Chieftain tank, which [[BigDamnHeroes crashes through the wall when all hope is lost.]]
28th Apr '16 4:40:01 AM isoycrazy
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* BigDamnHeroes: Agamemnon's introduction has him fighting a guy in a bull mask. The finale features warriors from various parts of history showing up to fight the Evil Genius. [[spoiler: And the Supreme Being turning the Evil Genius in a statue.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
** An unintentional version with Kevin, who arrives when
Agamemnon's introduction has him fighting a guy in a bull mask. His distraction allows Agamemnon to win.
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The finale features warriors from various parts of history showing up to fight the Evil Genius. [[spoiler: And the Supreme Being turning the Evil Genius in a statue.]]



* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler:"Dead? No excuse for laying off work."]]

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* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler:"Dead? When [[spoiler:God appears and learns one of the dwarves died fighting Evil]] he says, "Dead? No excuse for laying off work."]]"



* DeusExMachina: Agamemnon believes that Kevin was sent by the gods to save him from the minotaur. Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]

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* DeusExMachina: DeusExMachina:
**
Agamemnon believes that Kevin was sent by the gods to save him from the minotaur. minotaur.
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Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]



* GainaxEnding: The film gets progressively more surreal as it goes on. The final battle against Evil is super-trippy, and followed by an inconsistent AllJustADream fake-out, a couple of people blowing up and a fireman who looks suspiciously like Agamemnon winking cheerily at their now-orphaned son.

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* GainaxEnding: The film gets progressively more surreal as it goes on. The final battle against Evil is super-trippy, and followed by an [[spoiler:an inconsistent AllJustADream fake-out, a couple of people blowing up and a fireman who looks suspiciously like Agamemnon Agamemnon]] winking cheerily at their now-orphaned son.Kevin.



-->'''Randall:''' You want to be leader?
-->'''Strutter:''' No, we agreed no leader.
-->'''Randall:''' Right, so shut up and do as I say.

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-->'''Randall:''' You want to be leader?
-->'''Strutter:'''
leader?\\
'''Strutter:'''
No, we agreed no leader.
-->'''Randall:'''
leader.\\
'''Randall:'''
Right, so shut up and do as I say.
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->'''Kevin:''' What are we going to do here?\\
'''Wally:''' A robbery.\\
'''Kevin:''' A robbery?\\
'''Fidgit:''' Of course. We're international criminals. We do robberies!\\
'''Randall:''' Shut up!
14th Dec '15 11:06:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* AdultsAreUseless - Kevin has more common sense and [[TeenGenius smarts]] than the other bandits. The bandits were written as dwarfs so that audiences would accept Kevin as their equal. Kevin's parents represent the banal, materialistic existence that Evil wants to promote.

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* AdultsAreUseless - AdultsAreUseless: Kevin has more common sense and [[TeenGenius smarts]] than the other bandits. The bandits were written as dwarfs so that audiences would accept Kevin as their equal. Kevin's parents represent the banal, materialistic existence that Evil wants to promote.



** "I think it's something to do with free will." (Also something of an in-universe - and very literal - ShrugOfGod.)

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** "I think it's something to do with free will." (Also something of an in-universe - in-universe: and very literal - literal: ShrugOfGod.)



* AllJustADream - The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]

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* AllJustADream - AllJustADream: The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]



* AncientGreece - Kevin gets stranded in Mycenae about halfway through the movie.

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* AncientGreece - AncientGreece: Kevin gets stranded in Mycenae about halfway through the movie.



* AnotherDimension - The Time of Legends
* AnthropomorphicPersonification - The Evil Genius. Of evil, of course. Also borders on TheHeartless and {{Satan}}.
* ArmyOfTheAges - The title characters do this to battle the Evil Genius.
* ArtificialHuman - The Evil Genius appears human, but seems to be more machine than organism. His fingertips are on hinges that he can bend back to expose nozzles that fire magic. In the final battle he turns himself into [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext an evil merry-go-round]].

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* AnotherDimension - AnotherDimension: The Time of Legends
* AnthropomorphicPersonification - AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Evil Genius. Of evil, of course. Also borders on TheHeartless and {{Satan}}.
* ArmyOfTheAges - ArmyOfTheAges: The title characters do this to battle the Evil Genius.
* ArtificialHuman - ArtificialHuman: The Evil Genius appears human, but seems to be more machine than organism. His fingertips are on hinges that he can bend back to expose nozzles that fire magic. In the final battle he turns himself into [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext an evil merry-go-round]].



* AscendedFanboy - Kevin always loved history; now he gets to see history in the making.

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* AscendedFanboy - AscendedFanboy: Kevin always loved history; now he gets to see history in the making.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - The giant from the Time of Legends.
* BadBoss - The Evil Genius, by definition. And that's the way his minions like it.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad - The Evil Genius and his minions.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The giant from the Time of Legends.
* BadBoss - BadBoss: The Evil Genius, by definition. And that's the way his minions like it.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad - BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The Evil Genius and his minions.



* BalefulPolymorph - Og gets hit by a spell that turns his head into a pig's head. He later gets turned into a pig entirely.
* BavarianFireDrill - The Bandits order around Napoleon's troops so they don't witness them making off with all his loot.

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* BalefulPolymorph - BalefulPolymorph: Og gets hit by a spell that turns his head into a pig's head. He later gets turned into a pig entirely.
* BavarianFireDrill - BavarianFireDrill: The Bandits order around Napoleon's troops so they don't witness them making off with all his loot.



* BolivianArmyEnding - [[spoiler:Kevin left alone and parentless, back in the normal world. Who knows how he'll manage.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding - BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Kevin left alone and parentless, back in the normal world. Who knows how he'll manage.]]



* CaptainObvious - Robin Hood's commentary on the Poor.

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* CaptainObvious - CaptainObvious: Robin Hood's commentary on the Poor.



* TheCavalry - A literal cavalry plus other warriors and technology from different eras. [[spoiler: It gets subverted when the Evil Genius makes short work of them all.]]

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* TheCavalry - TheCavalry: A literal cavalry plus other warriors and technology from different eras. [[spoiler: It gets subverted when the Evil Genius makes short work of them all.]]



* CuriosityIsACrapshoot -- Definitely on the "good" side.

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* CuriosityIsACrapshoot -- CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Definitely on the "good" side.



* DeadpanSnarker - All the bandits do this at one point or another.

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* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: All the bandits do this at one point or another.



* DeathIsCheap - [[spoiler:"Dead? No excuse for laying off work."]]
* DemonHead - How the Supreme Being confronts the Bandits when he initially appears.
* DeusExMachina - Agamemnon believes that Kevin was sent by the gods to save him from the minotaur. Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]

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* DeathIsCheap - DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler:"Dead? No excuse for laying off work."]]
* DemonHead - DemonHead: How the Supreme Being confronts the Bandits when he initially appears.
* DeusExMachina - DeusExMachina: Agamemnon believes that Kevin was sent by the gods to save him from the minotaur. Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]



* DontTouchItYouIdiot - "Mum! Dad! It's evil! ''Don't touch it!''"
* DownerEnding - What happens after Kevin is done surfing through time? [[spoiler:His parents explode and he is left alone beside his smoldering home. The last thing he says is a rather weak, "Mom...? Dad...?" as the camera pulls away, showing him very pitifully alone]]. However, many viewers insist that it is actually a BitterSweetEnding.

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* DontTouchItYouIdiot - DontTouchItYouIdiot: "Mum! Dad! It's evil! ''Don't touch it!''"
* DownerEnding - DownerEnding: What happens after Kevin is done surfing through time? [[spoiler:His parents explode and he is left alone beside his smoldering home. The last thing he says is a rather weak, "Mom...? Dad...?" as the camera pulls away, showing him very pitifully alone]]. However, many viewers insist that it is actually a BitterSweetEnding.



* EvilLaugh - Done by, well... Evil.
* EvilOverlord - The Evil Genius, who else?
* EvilPlan - The Evil Genius' plans for the world include stripping everything away except cold, logical efficiency.

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* EvilLaugh - EvilLaugh: Done by, well... Evil.
* EvilOverlord - EvilOverlord: The Evil Genius, who else?
* EvilPlan - EvilPlan: The Evil Genius' plans for the world include stripping everything away except cold, logical efficiency.



* EvilTowerOfOminousness - The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness. It just keeps on going up...
* ExtremeOmnivore - Vermin.
* {{Foreshadowing}} - Check out all the toys in Kevin's bedroom.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Randall
** TheLancer: Fidget
** TheBigGuy: Wally
** TheSmartGuy: Strutter
** TheSixthRanger: Og
** TeamPet: Vermin
** TagAlongKid: Kevin, literally.

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness - EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness. It just keeps on going up...
* ExtremeOmnivore - ExtremeOmnivore: Vermin.
* {{Foreshadowing}} - {{Foreshadowing}}: Check out all the toys in Kevin's bedroom.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Randall
** TheLancer: Fidget
** TheBigGuy: Wally
** TheSmartGuy: Strutter
** TheSixthRanger: Og
** TeamPet: Vermin
** TagAlongKid: Kevin, literally.
bedroom.



* GenderBlenderName - Robin Hood's right hand man is named Marian, apparently replacing Maid Marian in the much more glamorous legends.
* GenreBlind - The dwarves don't recognize RobinHood and don't appear to realize that the Titanic is going to hit an iceberg.
* GenreSavvy - Kevin ''does'' recognize RobinHood.

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* GenderBlenderName - GenderBlenderName: Robin Hood's right hand man is named Marian, apparently replacing Maid Marian in the much more glamorous legends.
* GenreBlind - GenreBlind: The dwarves don't recognize RobinHood and don't appear to realize that the Titanic is going to hit an iceberg.
* GenreSavvy - GenreSavvy: Kevin ''does'' recognize RobinHood.



* GoldFever - The primary motivation of the Bandits.
* GondorCallsForAid - In the final battle with the Evil Genius, the Bandits go to get help from throughout time.
* GoodIsNotNice - The Supreme Being presents himself as either a menacing face in the heavens or a somewhat stern old man. Kevin is rather horrified to learn that He arranged a lot of death and suffering just to test his creation and doesn't seem at all concerned about it. His first act once the bandits surrender is to order them to clean up the mess and punish them with a salary cut even though he claims that all of their actions were part of his plan.
* GoodIsOldFashioned - The Supreme Being is an old-fashioned British gentleman, while the Evil Genius wants to reform the world around lasers and technology.

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* GoldFever - GoldFever: The primary motivation of the Bandits.
* GondorCallsForAid - GondorCallsForAid: In the final battle with the Evil Genius, the Bandits go to get help from throughout time.
* GoodIsNotNice - GoodIsNotNice: The Supreme Being presents himself as either a menacing face in the heavens or a somewhat stern old man. Kevin is rather horrified to learn that He arranged a lot of death and suffering just to test his creation and doesn't seem at all concerned about it. His first act once the bandits surrender is to order them to clean up the mess and punish them with a salary cut even though he claims that all of their actions were part of his plan.
* GoodIsOldFashioned - GoodIsOldFashioned: The Supreme Being is an old-fashioned British gentleman, while the Evil Genius wants to reform the world around lasers and technology.



* GreatBigBookOfEverything - The map.

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* GreatBigBookOfEverything - GreatBigBookOfEverything: The map.



* IChooseToStay - Kevin is offered the opportunity to remain in Greece as the king's adopted son, but the Bandits drag him away. Considering what we know [[BlackWidow will eventually happen]] [[DoomedByCanon to Agammemnon]], it's just as well...
* ImAHumanitarian - The ogre couple intend to eat the Bandits when they're caught.

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* IChooseToStay - IChooseToStay: Kevin is offered the opportunity to remain in Greece as the king's adopted son, but the Bandits drag him away. Considering what we know [[BlackWidow will eventually happen]] [[DoomedByCanon to Agammemnon]], it's just as well...
* ImAHumanitarian - ImAHumanitarian: The ogre couple intend to eat the Bandits when they're caught.



* ImprovisedZipline - what the gang uses to escape the cage in Evil's citadel.
* InvisibleWall - In case you ever wondered what one looks like.

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* ImprovisedZipline - ImprovisedZipline: what the gang uses to escape the cage in Evil's citadel.
* InvisibleWall - InvisibleWall: In case you ever wondered what one looks like.



* KickTheDog - Evil, being Evil, does this a lot. Including one literal example where he blows up his minion Benson (in dog form) with a DeathRay.
* KnightInShiningArmor - Before the dwarfs turn up, a knight on horseback leaps through Kevin's closet. In the final battle, a whole group of them charge at the Evil Genius.
* TheLancer - Wally to Randall.
* LetsGetDangerous - [[spoiler:Kevin stays behind to distract the Evil Genius' pursuing {{Mooks}} while the other bandits get help from other parts of time.]]

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* KickTheDog - KickTheDog: Evil, being Evil, does this a lot. Including one literal example where he blows up his minion Benson (in dog form) with a DeathRay.
* KnightInShiningArmor - KnightInShiningArmor: Before the dwarfs turn up, a knight on horseback leaps through Kevin's closet. In the final battle, a whole group of them charge at the Evil Genius.
* TheLancer - TheLancer: Wally to Randall.
* LetsGetDangerous - LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:Kevin stays behind to distract the Evil Genius' pursuing {{Mooks}} while the other bandits get help from other parts of time.]]



* MadeOfEvil - The Evil Genius. As in, literally, he's made of pure, pure evil, to the point where his alternate name is simply "Evil," and touching a burnt piece of him even after he's dead will turn you into a hermit crab (apparently) or make you blow up.
* MagiTek - The Evil Genius is all about technology, and he's fittingly as much machine as he is man. He can tilt up his finger joints to reveal the nozzles of magical cannons that can destroy or polymorph his targets. To fight the Bandits' legions of time, he turns himself into a clockwork merry-go-round and then an inflatable pincushion. His lair is filled with creepy looking machines that are maintained by his {{Mooks}} who wear rubber industrial gear. When staring into his black cauldron, he barks out, "Stand by for mind-control!" like a factory foreman.

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* MadeOfEvil - MadeOfEvil: The Evil Genius. As in, literally, he's made of pure, pure evil, to the point where his alternate name is simply "Evil," and touching a burnt piece of him even after he's dead will turn you into a hermit crab (apparently) or make you blow up.
* MagiTek - MagiTek: The Evil Genius is all about technology, and he's fittingly as much machine as he is man. He can tilt up his finger joints to reveal the nozzles of magical cannons that can destroy or polymorph his targets. To fight the Bandits' legions of time, he turns himself into a clockwork merry-go-round and then an inflatable pincushion. His lair is filled with creepy looking machines that are maintained by his {{Mooks}} who wear rubber industrial gear. When staring into his black cauldron, he barks out, "Stand by for mind-control!" like a factory foreman.



* MindControl - The Evil Genius does this to Og to lure the Bandits to the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness with the prospect of "The Most Fabulous Object in the World". True to his mechanical nature, he barks out, "Stand by for mind control!" before casting his spell.

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* MindControl - MindControl: The Evil Genius does this to Og to lure the Bandits to the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness with the prospect of "The Most Fabulous Object in the World". True to his mechanical nature, he barks out, "Stand by for mind control!" before casting his spell.



* OneSidedArmWrestling - One of the merry men tears the arm off the man he's arm-wrestling and throws it into a pile of other arms.

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* OneSidedArmWrestling - OneSidedArmWrestling: One of the merry men tears the arm off the man he's arm-wrestling and throws it into a pile of other arms.



* OutGambitted - [[spoiler:In the end, the Supreme Being appears and notes that he let the Bandits steal the map, and thus have it fall into the Evil Genius's hands, to test his creation.]]

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* OutGambitted - OutGambitted: [[spoiler:In the end, the Supreme Being appears and notes that he let the Bandits steal the map, and thus have it fall into the Evil Genius's hands, to test his creation.]]



* ParentalSubstitute - Agamemnon briefly becomes an adopted father to Kevin.

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* ParentalSubstitute - ParentalSubstitute: Agamemnon briefly becomes an adopted father to Kevin.



* PowerEchoes - The Supreme Being being... well, the Supreme Being, his echo is very pronounced, even by this trope's standards.
* RageHelm - Agamemnon's helm.
* RealAfterAll - [[spoiler:After Kevin is sent back, he appears back in his room. Kevin at first thinks it wasn't real, but he still has the pictures from his adventures. And then a chunk of Evil turns up and makes his parents explode!]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - The Bandits, being formerly employed by God, are all thousands of years old.
* RecurringCharacter - Vincent and Pansy, throughout time.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Really, the Evil Genius's entire ''face'', when he's about to do something really horrific. He never gets to do whatever it was he intended to do - twice.

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* PowerEchoes - PowerEchoes: The Supreme Being being... well, the Supreme Being, his echo is very pronounced, even by this trope's standards.
* RageHelm - RageHelm: Agamemnon's helm.
* RealAfterAll - RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:After Kevin is sent back, he appears back in his room. Kevin at first thinks it wasn't real, but he still has the pictures from his adventures. And then a chunk of Evil turns up and makes his parents explode!]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Bandits, being formerly employed by God, are all thousands of years old.
* RecurringCharacter - RecurringCharacter: Vincent and Pansy, throughout time.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Really, the Evil Genius's entire ''face'', when he's about to do something really horrific. He never gets to do whatever it was he intended to do - do: twice.



* RobinHood - In carrying on with the tradition of taking from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin takes the Bandits' ill-gotten gains to divvy up among the poor, much to the Bandits' disgust.

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* RobinHood - RobinHood: In carrying on with the tradition of taking from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin takes the Bandits' ill-gotten gains to divvy up among the poor, much to the Bandits' disgust.



* SealedEvilInACan - The Evil Genius can't leave the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.

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* SealedEvilInACan - SealedEvilInACan: The Evil Genius can't leave the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.



* TooDumbToLive - The Bandits' greed overrides common sense in almost every case. [[spoiler:Kevin's parents also ignore their son and touch a leftover piece of the burned Evil Genius, which promptly makes them explode. Considering his mother was going to risk her life to save the ''toaster''...]]

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* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive: The Bandits' greed overrides common sense in almost every case. [[spoiler:Kevin's parents also ignore their son and touch a leftover piece of the burned Evil Genius, which promptly makes them explode. Considering his mother was going to risk her life to save the ''toaster''...]]
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* ShoutOut: Kevin starts the adventure in a dressing gown. [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Sound familiar?]]
** Numerous ones to Film/TheWizardOfOz [[note]]May be unintentional, as Michael Palin says in his commentary that he and Gilliam never discussed the possibility[[/note]]. Among other things: a innocent protagonist gets pulled into a strange world with strange companions, while being chased by an evil sorcerer after their MacGuffin, infiltrating said evil sorcerer's base in the climax, discovering the all-powerful ruler is really just a man, and of course the AllJustADream ending. It was even marketed as a "Wizard of Oz for [[TheEighties the 80s]]."
** There's a theory that Creator/TerryGilliam may have fashioned each of the personalities of the six dwarves after the six members of Creator/MontyPython. Randall is Creator/JohnCleese, Fidgit is Creator/MichaelPalin, Strutter is Eric Idle, Og is Graham Chapman, Wally is Terry Jones, and Vermin is Gilliam himself.
** The Evil Genius wonders why God would spend time and energy creating 32 species of [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus par]][[MemeticMutation rots]].



* SuperVillainLair - The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.

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* SuperVillainLair - SuperVillainLair: The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.



* ThatsNoMoon - A ship ends up being a hat worn by a giant.
* TimeTravel - The entire premise of the movie.

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* ThatsNoMoon - ThatsNoMoon: A ship ends up being a hat worn by a giant.
* TimeTravel - TimeTravel: The entire premise of the movie.



* TranslatorBuddy - One of Robin Hood's followers translates for his gibberish-spewing pal.
* UglyGuyHotWife - The hideous ogre has a normal human wife, played by the middle-aged but still very presentable Katherine Helmond. The character was originally going to be an ogre as well until she was changed at Helmond's suggestion.
* UnfazedEveryman - Kevin.
* TheUnintelligible - Redgrave speaks only in gibberish, which is translated by Marian.
* UnwittingPawn - [[spoiler:The bandits, doubly so. They hand-deliver the map to the Evil Genius in their quest for "The Most Fabulous Object in the World." Meanwhile, Supreme Being also ''intended'' for them to steal the map the whole time to he could test his creation, evil.]]

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* TranslatorBuddy - TranslatorBuddy: One of Robin Hood's followers translates for his gibberish-spewing pal.
* UglyGuyHotWife - UglyGuyHotWife: The hideous ogre has a normal human wife, played by the middle-aged but still very presentable Katherine Helmond. The character was originally going to be an ogre as well until she was changed at Helmond's suggestion.
* UnfazedEveryman - UnfazedEveryman: Kevin.
* TheUnintelligible - TheUnintelligible: Redgrave speaks only in gibberish, which is translated by Marian.
* UnwittingPawn - UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The bandits, doubly so. They hand-deliver the map to the Evil Genius in their quest for "The Most Fabulous Object in the World." Meanwhile, Supreme Being also ''intended'' for them to steal the map the whole time to he could test his creation, evil.]]



* WarIsHell - A running theme in the film.
** Kevin finds it ''fascinating'', which Agamemnon finds questionable. He informs Kevin there are more important lessons, such as WhatHaveWeEar.
* WarRefugees - Fleeing Napoleon.
* WithFriendsLikeThese - The Time Bandits' relationship with Randall.
* WhatHaveWeEar - Part of Agamemnon's very fatherly behavior toward Kevin is to perform a magic trick. Kevin doesn't think he's very kingly, but likes him just the same.

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* WarIsHell - A running theme WarIsHell: Napoleon's conquest of Italy is shown to be pretty brutal, with shots of soldiers being executed by firing squad in the film.
**
background. Kevin finds it ''fascinating'', is fascinated by historical warfare throughout the film, which Agamemnon finds questionable. He informs Kevin there are more important lessons, such as WhatHaveWeEar.
tries to downplay.
* WarRefugees - WarRefugees: Fleeing Napoleon.
* WithFriendsLikeThese - WithFriendsLikeThese: The Time Bandits' relationship with Randall.
* WhatHaveWeEar - WhatHaveWeEar: Part of Agamemnon's very fatherly behavior toward Kevin is to perform a magic trick. Kevin doesn't think he's very kingly, but likes him just the same.
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* PowerEchoes - The Supreme Being being... well, the Supreme Being, his echo is very pronounced, even by this trope's standards.
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* StealthInsult:
--> '''Evil Genius:''' Oh, Benson...dear Benson. You are so mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence.
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* ShapedLikeItself:
--> '''Robin Hood:''' Have you met them at all?
--> '''Randall:''' Who?
--> '''Robin Hood:''' The poor.
--> '''Randall:''' The poor?
--> '''Robin Hood:''' Oh, you ''must'' meet them! Absolutely ''charming'' people! Of course, they haven't got two pennies to rub together, but that's because they're poor!
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