History Heartwarming / BlackAdder

29th Dec '17 8:21:37 AM ClintEastwood
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* No, really, Blackadder does have a heart! From the Blackadder II episode ''Chains'':

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[[folder:The Black Adder]]
* In "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E3TheArchbishop The Archbishop]]", Richard shows Edmund respect after the latter convinces a dying nobleman to hand his lands over to the crown instead of the church.
--->'''Richard IV:''' My son!
--->'''Edmund:''' Father!
--->''(The two men embrace, before Richard kneels.)''
--->'''Richard IV:''' Father.
--->'''Edmund:''' ''(places his hand on Richard's head)'' My son.
* Edmund reading a bedtime story for his child wife at the end of "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E4TheQueenOfSpainsBeard The Queen of Spain's Beard]]" is surprisingly sweet.
* In "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E5WitchsmellerPursuivant Witchsmeller Pursuivant]]", Baldrick reads a letter. A minor thing, but then you have to remember that Baldrick is part of the lower classes, who were not considered eligible for education, and reading was one of them. Either Baldrick taught himself, which seems a bit unlikely as he wouldn't know where to start, or Blackadder and Percy took the time to teach him how to read. Given Blackadder's opinion of the peasants through the episode, that is a noticeable feat.
* Brief though it was, Richard finally remembering his son's name in "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E6TheBlackSeal The Black Seal]]".
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[[folder:Blackadder II]]
* The "some beans" scene in "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E2Head Head]]". Blackadder attempts to teach Baldrick to count and is very patient about it, even in the face of Baldrick being incredibly slow to grasp how three and one makes four.
* The fact that in "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E4Money Money]]" Percy was willing to give Edmund all of the money he'd set aside for his old age to save him from the Bishop of Bath and Wells. True, [[spoiler: it turned out that Edmund had already stolen and spent the money,]] but it's the thought that counts.
** At the end of that same episode, [[spoiler: part of the money Edmund asks for when successfully blackmailing the Bishop is so he can take Baldrick along to Mrs. Miggin's pie shop to celebrate.]] Uncharacteristically nice for the second incarnation.
* No, really, Blackadder does have a heart! From the Blackadder II episode ''Chains'':"[[Recap/BlackadderS2E6Chains Chains]]":



* In "Back and Forth," when Blackadder becomes King of England, he makes Baldrick prime minister, despite the fact that Baldrick is an idiot who annoys the crap out of him. It's almost an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
** Plus the indication that Blackadder chose to be a ''good'' leader, and not a tyrant, as one would half expect from him.
* Classic moment from ''Blackadder Goes Forth''

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[[folder:Blackadder Goes Forth]]
* In "Back and Forth," Captain Blackadder, like his predecessors, always puts himself first. However, note how when he ''can'' involve George and Baldrick in his escape schemes, he does. Even though they're both idiots who would probably endanger his plans, and George doesn't even want to go. Blackadder becomes King of England, he makes Baldrick prime minister, despite would happily leave them if only one person can get away, but the fact that Baldrick he will save them if he can is an idiot who annoys the crap out of him. It's almost an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
** Plus the indication that
pretty sweet, by Blackadder chose standards.
* Edmund seems to have [[TookALevelInKindness leveled up]] even before the show begins. While he still expresses a combination of contempt and disliking towards George and Baldrick, this seems
to be his method of coping with the situation he finds himself in. As a ''good'' leader, and not a tyrant, as one Captain in the British Army he would half expect have had unnumbered opportunities to have them at the very least sent away or locked up on a trumped-up charge, if not have them executed. Even when he finds out that they screwed up and very nearly let him be killed in Corporal Punishment, they're fine in the next episode. It appears that although he doesn't like either George or Baldrick, he secretly enjoys their company to distract from him.
the monotony and terror of the war.
** Heck, when George reveals his talent for [[spoiler: painting]] in "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E1CaptainCook Captain Cook]]", Blackadder even gives him a genuine, non-cynical ''compliment''. Make that two, as there's one in that scene and a later one, where he even calls [[spoiler:George's painting]] a masterpiece.
** In "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E3MajorStar Major Star]]", George is late coming back from his date with General Melchett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.
* Classic This moment from ''Blackadder Goes Forth''"[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]"



* Captain Edmund Blackadder's FamousLastWords being the first (and perhaps only) ones he's said with [[SincerityMode any empathy]] for a human being other than himself.

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* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E6Goodbyeee Goodbyeee]]":
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Captain Edmund Blackadder's FamousLastWords being the first (and perhaps only) ones he's said with [[SincerityMode any empathy]] for a human being other than himself.



* Edmund's TookALevelInKindness in ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' [[spoiler: when he realizes there's no escape.]]
** Edmund seems to have [[TookALevelInKindness leveled up]] even before the show begins. While he still expresses a combination of contempt and disliking towards George and Baldrick, this seems to be his method of coping with the situation he finds himself in. As a Captain in the British Army he would have had unnumbered opportunities to have them at the very least sent away or locked up on a trumped-up charge, if not have them executed. Even when he finds out that they screwed up and very nearly let him be killed in Corporal Punishment, they're fine in the next episode. It appears that although he doesn't like either George or Baldrick, he secretly enjoys their company to distract from the monotony and terror of the war.
** Heck, when George reveals his talent for [[spoiler: painting]], Blackadder even gives him a genuine, non-cynical ''compliment''. Make that two, as there's one in that scene and a later one, where he even calls [[spoiler:George's painting]] a masterpiece.
*** In ''Major Star'', George is late coming back from his date with General Melchett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.
* Brief though it was, the first Blackadder's father finally remembering his son's name.
** In episode IV, Richard shows Edmund respect after the latter convinces a dying nobleman to hand his lands over to the crown instead of the church.
--->'''Richard IV:''' My son!
--->'''Edmund:''' Father!
--->''(The two men embrace, before Richard kneels.)''
--->'''Richard IV:''' Father.
--->'''Edmund:''' ''(places his hand on Richard's head)'' My son.
** In episode five of season one, Baldrick reads a letter. A minor thing, but then you have to remember that Baldrick is part of the lower classes, who were not considered eligible for education, and reading was one of them. Either Baldrick taught himself, which seems a bit unlikely as he wouldn't know where to start, or Blackadder and Percy took the time to teach him how to read. Given Blackadder's opinion of the peasants through the episode, that is a noticeable feat.
* The ending of season two [[spoiler: [[TheStinger but only for a]] [[KillEmAll short while]].]]
* The fact that in season two Percy was willing to give Edmund all of the money he'd set aside for his old age to save him from the Bishop of Bath and Wells. True, [[spoiler: it turned out that Edmund had already stolen and spent the money,]] but it's the thought that counts.
** At the end of that same episode, [[spoiler: part of the money Edmund asks for when successfully blackmailing the Bishop is so he can take Baldrick along to Mrs. Miggin's pie shop to celebrate.]] Uncharacteristically nice for the second incarnation.
* In ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', Captain Blackadder, like his predecessors, always puts himself first. However, note how when he ''can'' involve George and Baldrick in his escape schemes, he does. Even though they're both idiots who would probably endanger his plans, and George doesn't even want to go. Blackadder would happily leave them if only one person can get away, but the fact that he will save them if he can is pretty sweet, by Blackadder standards.
* In ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol'', it's kind of sweet to see Blackadder actually acting like a decent person, especially to Baldrick, even as everyone else fleeces him for everything he's worth. It doesn't last, but still.
** It's also nice to see [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Victoria]] and Prince Albert acting like a HappilyMarried couple, especially in a series as cynical as this one.
* Edmund reading a bedtime story for his child wife at the end of "The Queen of Spain's Beard" is surprisingly sweet.
* The "some beans" scene in the Second. Blackadder attempts to teach Baldrick to count and is very patient about it, even in the face of Baldrick being incredibly slow to grasp how three and one makes four.

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* Edmund's TookALevelInKindness in ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' [[spoiler: when he realizes there's no escape.]]
** Edmund seems to have [[TookALevelInKindness leveled up]] even before the show begins. While he still expresses a combination of contempt and disliking towards George and Baldrick, this seems to be his method of coping with the situation he finds himself in. As a Captain in the British Army he would have had unnumbered opportunities to have them at the very least sent away or locked up on a trumped-up charge, if not have them executed. Even when he finds out that they screwed up and very nearly let him be killed in Corporal Punishment, they're fine in the next episode. It appears that although he doesn't like either George or Baldrick, he secretly enjoys their company to distract from the monotony and terror of the war.
** Heck, when George reveals his talent for [[spoiler: painting]], Blackadder even gives him a genuine, non-cynical ''compliment''. Make that two, as there's one in that scene and a later one, where he even calls [[spoiler:George's painting]] a masterpiece.
*** In ''Major Star'', George is late coming back from his date with General Melchett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.
* Brief though it was, the first
''[[Recap/BlackadderSS2BlackaddersChristmasCarol Blackadder's father finally remembering his son's name.
** In episode IV, Richard shows Edmund respect after the latter convinces a dying nobleman to hand his lands over to the crown instead of the church.
--->'''Richard IV:''' My son!
--->'''Edmund:''' Father!
--->''(The two men embrace, before Richard kneels.)''
--->'''Richard IV:''' Father.
--->'''Edmund:''' ''(places his hand on Richard's head)'' My son.
** In episode five of season one, Baldrick reads a letter. A minor thing, but then you have to remember that Baldrick is part of the lower classes, who were not considered eligible for education, and reading was one of them. Either Baldrick taught himself, which seems a bit unlikely as he wouldn't know where to start, or Blackadder and Percy took the time to teach him how to read. Given Blackadder's opinion of the peasants through the episode, that is a noticeable feat.
* The ending of season two [[spoiler: [[TheStinger but only for a]] [[KillEmAll short while]].]]
* The fact that in season two Percy was willing to give Edmund all of the money he'd set aside for his old age to save him from the Bishop of Bath and Wells. True, [[spoiler: it turned out that Edmund had already stolen and spent the money,]] but it's the thought that counts.
** At the end of that same episode, [[spoiler: part of the money Edmund asks for when successfully blackmailing the Bishop is so he can take Baldrick along to Mrs. Miggin's pie shop to celebrate.]] Uncharacteristically nice for the second incarnation.
* In ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', Captain Blackadder, like his predecessors, always puts himself first. However, note how when he ''can'' involve George and Baldrick in his escape schemes, he does. Even though they're both idiots who would probably endanger his plans, and George doesn't even want to go. Blackadder would happily leave them if only one person can get away, but the fact that he will save them if he can is pretty sweet, by Blackadder standards.
* In ''Blackadder's
Christmas Carol'', it's Carol]]'':
** It's
kind of sweet to see Blackadder actually acting like a decent person, especially to Baldrick, even as everyone else fleeces him for everything he's worth. It doesn't last, but still.
** It's also nice to see [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Victoria]] UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria and Prince Albert acting like a HappilyMarried couple, especially in a series as cynical as this one.
* Edmund reading a bedtime story for his child wife at the end of "The Queen of Spain's Beard" is surprisingly sweet.
* The "some beans" scene in the Second.
In ''[[Recap/BlackadderSS3BlackadderBackAndForth Blackadder attempts to teach Back & Forth]]'', when Blackadder becomes King of England, he makes Baldrick to count and is very patient about it, even in prime minister, despite the face of fact that Baldrick being incredibly slow is an idiot who annoys the crap out of him. It's almost an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
** Plus the indication that Blackadder chose
to grasp how three be a ''good'' leader, and not a tyrant, as one makes four.would half expect from him.
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3rd Aug '17 10:43:55 AM GentleMart
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** In episode IV, Richard shows Edmund respect after the latter convinces a dying nobleman to hand his lands over to the crown instead of the church.
--->'''Richard IV:''' My son!
--->'''Edmund:''' Father!
--->''(The two men embrace, before Richard kneels.)''
--->'''Richard IV:''' Father.
--->'''Edmund:''' ''(places his hand on Richard's head)'' My son.
26th Jul '17 3:27:52 AM axle-k89
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** Heck, when George reveals his talent for [[spoiler: painting]], Blackadder even gives him a genuine, non-cynical ''compliment''.

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** Heck, when George reveals his talent for [[spoiler: painting]], Blackadder even gives him a genuine, non-cynical ''compliment''. Make that two, as there's one in that scene and a later one, where he even calls [[spoiler:George's painting]] a masterpiece.
12th Jul '17 10:33:19 AM NWolfman
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* Captain Edmund Blackadder's ''last words'' are particularly touching, in their own small way, especially in the heartfelt tone he delivers them in.

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* Captain Edmund Blackadder's ''last words'' are particularly touching, in their own small way, especially in FamousLastWords being the heartfelt tone he delivers them in.first (and perhaps only) ones he's said with [[SincerityMode any empathy]] for a human being other than himself.
22nd Apr '17 8:56:02 AM Kate
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* The "some beans" scene in the Third. Blackadder attempts to teach Baldrick to count and is very patient about it.

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* The "some beans" scene in the Third. Second. Blackadder attempts to teach Baldrick to count and is very patient about it.it, even in the face of Baldrick being incredibly slow to grasp how three and one makes four.
20th Apr '17 2:00:18 PM Kate
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* Edmund reading a bedtime story for his child wife at the end of "The Queen of Spain's Beard" is surprisingly sweet.

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* Edmund reading a bedtime story for his child wife at the end of "The Queen of Spain's Beard" is surprisingly sweet.sweet.
* The "some beans" scene in the Third. Blackadder attempts to teach Baldrick to count and is very patient about it.
29th Mar '17 7:30:22 PM Ebrbfureh
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** A bit earlier, when Darling arrives with an order to go over the top with everyone else, Blackadder completely ignores the opportunity to taunt his hated pencil pushing nemesis, seeing only a terrfied man who'll soon be killed.

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** A bit earlier, when Darling arrives with an order to go over the top with everyone else, Blackadder completely ignores the opportunity to taunt his hated pencil pushing nemesis, seeing only a terrfied terrified man who'll soon be killed.



*** In ''Major Star'', George is late coming back from his date with General Melchiett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.

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*** In ''Major Star'', George is late coming back from his date with General Melchiett.Melchett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.
2nd Feb '17 2:33:05 AM Kurush
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** In episode five of season one, Baldrick reads a letter. A minor thing, but then you have to remember that Baldrick is part of the lower classes, who were not considered eligible for education, and reading was one of them. Either Baldrick taught himself, which seems a bit unlikely as he wouldn't know where to start, or Blackadder and Percy took the time to teach him how to read. Given Blackadder's opinion of the peasants through the episode, that is a noticeable feat.
14th Jul '16 4:57:26 PM Kitschensyngk
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** At the end of that same episode, [[spoiler: part of the money Edmund asks for when successfully blackmailing the Bishop is so he can take Baldrick along to Mrs. Miggin's pie shop to celebrate.]] Uncharacteristically nice for the second incarnation.
31st Oct '15 11:12:13 PM Gill0
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*** In ''Major Star'', George is late coming back from his date with General Melchiett. Previous Blackadders would have been soundly asleep; this Blackadder stays up waiting for George, worrying aloud about his safety in the trenches.
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