History Literature / Sharpe

22nd Feb '17 2:24:47 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The novels have been adapted into ''[[Series/{{Sharpe}} a series of television movies]]'' starring Creator/SeanBean as Richard Sharpe, alongside Daragh O'Malley as Patrick Harper and a slew of British talent in supporting roles (see Trivia), running regularly between 1993 and 1997, and with two additional miniseries in 2006 and 2008. The series was well-received and proved [[StarMakingRole a breakout role]] for Bean, who went on to star in ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Much of the plot and backstory from the novels was compressed, modified or jettisoned, and several new stories were invented for the screen.

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The novels have been adapted into ''[[Series/{{Sharpe}} [[Series/{{Sharpe}} a series of television movies]]'' movies]] starring Creator/SeanBean as Richard Sharpe, alongside Daragh O'Malley as Patrick Harper and a slew of British talent in supporting roles (see Trivia), running regularly between 1993 and 1997, and with two additional miniseries in 2006 and 2008. The series was well-received and proved [[StarMakingRole a breakout role]] for Bean, who went on to star in ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Much of the plot and backstory from the novels was compressed, modified or jettisoned, and several new stories were invented for the screen.
22nd Feb '17 2:24:20 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The novels have been adapted into a series of television movies starring Creator/SeanBean as Richard Sharpe, alongside Daragh O'Malley as Patrick Harper and a slew of British talent in supporting roles (see Trivia), running regularly between 1993 and 1997, and with two additional miniseries in 2006 and 2008. The series was well-received and proved a breakout role for Bean, who went on to star in ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Much of the plot and backstory from the novels was compressed, modified or jettisoned, and several new stories were invented for the screen.

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The novels have been adapted into ''[[Series/{{Sharpe}} a series of television movies movies]]'' starring Creator/SeanBean as Richard Sharpe, alongside Daragh O'Malley as Patrick Harper and a slew of British talent in supporting roles (see Trivia), running regularly between 1993 and 1997, and with two additional miniseries in 2006 and 2008. The series was well-received and proved [[StarMakingRole a breakout role role]] for Bean, who went on to star in ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Much of the plot and backstory from the novels was compressed, modified or jettisoned, and several new stories were invented for the screen.
9th Feb '17 11:13:33 AM SantosLHalper
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the lurid and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in terms of excessiveness and [[KickTheDog sheer pointlessness.]]
22nd Jan '17 7:40:23 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffablyEvil: Lord Pumphrey is charming, witty, erudite, possibly in love with Sharpe and has no morals except government interests. His personality is so infectious that Sharpe, even after everything Pumps has done, can't bear to kill him (though Pumphrey was armed and too influential to just kill.)



* AffablyEvil: Lord Pumphrey is charming, witty, erudite, possibly in love with Sharpe and has no morals except government interests. His personality is so infectious that Sharpe, even after everything Pumps has done, can't bear to kill him (though Pumphrey was armed and too influential to just kill.)
12th Jan '17 5:51:43 PM pwiegle
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* ActionGirl: Teresa is a famous partisan leader called La Aguja - The Needle. She unwinds by killing Frenchmen.

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* ActionGirl: Teresa is a famous partisan leader called La Aguja - The Needle. Needle (because she favors the stiletto and the rapier.) She unwinds by killing Frenchmen.



* EyepatchOfPower: Frederickson has one. He takes it off when going into battle, though.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Frederickson has one. He takes it off when going into battle, though. Along with his false teeth and his horsehair wig.



* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Sergeant Hakeswill, who is convinced he can't die because he survived being hanged as a child, and indeed does manage to escape several apparently fatal events. These include being thrown into a cage full of tigers, placed under the foot of an elephant, and tossed into a snake pit. As it turns out, however, he's not ImmuneToBullets.

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Sergeant Hakeswill, who is convinced he can't die because he survived being hanged as a child, and indeed does manage to escape several apparently fatal events. These include being thrown into a cage full of tigers, placed under the foot of an elephant, and tossed into a snake pit. As it turns out, however, he's not ImmuneToBullets.ImmuneToBullets, especially when they're administered by a firing squad.
8th Jan '17 7:56:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Sharpe's mother was a prostitute, which makes her son [[FreudWasRight less than fond of pimps]]. Sharpe calling someone a pimp is not only an insult, its the worst insult he can think of.

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** Sharpe's mother was a prostitute, which makes her son [[FreudWasRight less than fond of pimps]].pimps. Sharpe calling someone a pimp is not only an insult, its the worst insult he can think of.
13th Nov '16 4:30:21 PM SantosLHalper
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the excessive and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in terms of cruelty and [[KickTheDog sheer pointlessness.]]

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the excessive lurid and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in terms of cruelty excessiveness and [[KickTheDog sheer pointlessness.]]
13th Nov '16 4:05:06 PM SantosLHalper
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the excessive and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in their cruelty and pointless barbarism.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the excessive and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in their terms of cruelty and pointless barbarism.[[KickTheDog sheer pointlessness.]]
13th Nov '16 4:02:30 PM SantosLHalper
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, the excessive and almost sensationalistic depiction of French atrocities of the series seems to be far more reminiscent of the Nazi Germany or even ISIS in their cruelty and pointless barbarism.
1st Nov '16 7:46:58 PM SantosLHalper
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* HumanSacrifice: Tippo Sultan practices it in ''Tiger''. He has prisoners executed by Jetti's in a sort of pseudo religious practice.

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* HumanSacrifice: Tippo Sultan practices it in ''Tiger''. He has prisoners executed by Jetti's in a sort of pseudo religious practice. [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Note that Tippo Sultan actually ABOLISHED human sacrifice in real life.]]
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