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14th Feb '17 6:53:52 AM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'' has Dave the highwayman, who, after a failed atempt at robbing the main characters [[spoiler:decides to help them rob a carriage owned by Sarengal's cultists who are transporting an important item.]]
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2nd Feb '17 1:28:42 PM MiddleEighth
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*Referenced in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' when John sarcastically suggests that the four become highwaymen in order to sift through the loot of the mine-robbers for the amulet Ringo is hoping to find; “Rob Roy times nine thousand sounds great fun.”
18th Dec '16 2:03:37 PM Eievie
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At times, highwaymen were seen as glamorous. For various reasons (including the fact that they rode horses) they were considered a cut above common bandits. A proper highwayman, instead of being scruffy and furtive, was dashing and debonair - truly the GentlemanThief of armed robbery. Some of them were built up as folk heroes ("...JustLikeRobinHood!"), and they have also been stock LoveInterests in romance novels (perhaps because AllGirlsWantBadBoys?). In certain types of story, it's also quite likely that [[SecretIdentity secret identities]] will be involved - voluminous cloaks and nocturnal tendencies make it relatively easy for a prominent RichIdiotWithNoDayJob to conceal who they are, or for a [[SweetPollyOliver woman to avoid being known as such]]. Popular in TheCavalierYears, where the English Civil War is often blamed for their being ''forced'' to take up the occupation. A common occupation for the hero of a {{Swashbuckler}}.

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At times, highwaymen were seen as glamorous. For various reasons (including the fact that they rode horses) they were considered a cut above common bandits. A proper highwayman, instead of being scruffy and furtive, was dashing and debonair - truly debonair--truly the GentlemanThief of armed robbery. Some of them were built up as folk heroes ("...JustLikeRobinHood!"), and they have also been stock LoveInterests in romance novels (perhaps because AllGirlsWantBadBoys?). In certain types of story, it's also quite likely that [[SecretIdentity secret identities]] will be involved - voluminous involved--voluminous cloaks and nocturnal tendencies make it relatively easy for a prominent RichIdiotWithNoDayJob to conceal who they are, or for a [[SweetPollyOliver woman to avoid being known as such]]. Popular in TheCavalierYears, where the English Civil War is often blamed for their being ''forced'' to take up the occupation. A common occupation for the hero of a {{Swashbuckler}}.



** Both books also have Casanunda demonstrating how ''sensible'' highwaymen get through such situations - by making friends with the wizards in the first one and staying the hell away in the second.

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** Both books also have Casanunda demonstrating how ''sensible'' highwaymen get through such situations - by situations--by making friends with the wizards in the first one and staying the hell away in the second.


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* Bortis in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''' is a brigand, and raids caravans going over the mountains. His sometimes-lover Tanis thinks it's sexy. Jame (the main character and narrator) think's it's immoral. His job aside, he's definitely a {{jerkass}}.
9th Oct '16 12:11:15 PM nombretomado
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* The ClassicDisneyShort ''The Robber Kitten'' is about a kitten who dreams of being a highwayman. He runs away from home and finds out the hard way how unglamorous and dangerous it is to be one.

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* The ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''The Robber Kitten'' is about a kitten who dreams of being a highwayman. He runs away from home and finds out the hard way how unglamorous and dangerous it is to be one.
27th Sep '16 3:48:37 AM Chabal2
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* A common enemy in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' stories (sometimes on stagecoaches, sometimes on trains), and ripe for parody. One example started practicing his speech ("Halt! ... Not loud enough... Halt! ...Not energetic enough..."), not realizing the stagecoach uphill had dislodged a big boulder and was waiting for it to stop before moving on ("[[OhCrap HALT! HALT!]]"


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** It's also mentioned that any highwayman holding up dwarves with the line "Your money or your life!" had best bring a book and packed lunch [[TheMiser while the debate rages on.]]
9th Aug '16 11:44:00 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust's ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Phoenix Guards]]'' series includes a number of highwaymen. One of the main characters also becomes a famous highwayman.

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* Steven Brust's ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Phoenix Guards]]'' ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' series includes a number of highwaymen. One of the main characters also becomes a famous highwayman.
1st Jun '16 9:18:43 PM PaulA
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* PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' had a self-styled druid of dubious competence attempting to rob a coach filled with ''professional'' criminals in an effort to get his hands on an enchanted platter he wanted to use for a ritual (which the people in the coach didn't even have). He fails miserably.

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* PatriciaCWrede's Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' had a self-styled druid of dubious competence attempting to rob a coach filled with ''professional'' criminals in an effort to get his hands on an enchanted platter he wanted to use for a ritual (which the people in the coach didn't even have). He fails miserably.
22nd May '16 3:32:01 AM StarTropes
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* In the ''Film/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Family", Jean-Luc Picard accuses his nephew Rene, who hasn't seen him since Rene was an infant, of being a highwayman when he greets Picard on the way to their family vineyard in La Barre, France.

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* In the ''Film/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Family", Jean-Luc Picard accuses his nephew Rene, who hasn't seen him since Rene was an infant, of being a highwayman when he greets Picard on the way to their family vineyard in La Barre, France.
17th May '16 4:22:52 AM nighttrainfm
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** In the third series, Blackadder himself becomes a highwayman due to financial difficulties. One of the people he robs has a daughter who'd happily entertain the idea of being seduced by a dashing highwayman, but Blackadder isn't interested. Also featured is The Shadow, who gets the JustLikeRobinHood treatment from the population at large. The Shadow turns out to be a) a highway''[[SamusIsAGirl woman]]''; and b) the [[spoiler: same person who the prince regent is preparing to marry]].

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** In the third series, Blackadder himself becomes a highwayman due to financial difficulties. One of the people he robs has a daughter who'd happily entertain the idea of being seduced by a dashing highwayman, but Blackadder isn't interested. Also featured is The Shadow, who gets the JustLikeRobinHood treatment from the population at large. The Shadow turns out to be a) a highway''[[SamusIsAGirl woman]]''; and b) the [[spoiler: same person who the prince regent is preparing to marry]].marry.]]
19th Jan '16 10:03:16 AM Moopsball
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* Highwayman is one of the unit classes in ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth''. In contrast to the romantic image of a highwayman, they are the level 3 promotion of the Thug unit and are a rough-looking man on foot armed with a heavy mace.
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