History Recap / MerlinS04E11TheHuntersHeart

30th Jan '18 2:31:13 PM XFllo
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* {{Bambification}}: Innocent Gwen is turned into an equally innocent deer. And provides something of a KickTheDog moment for Princess Mithian considering she's shooting at a fawn that still has its baby spots.
** She's a fallow deer, which retains its spots throughout adulthood. It's a bit of a GeniusBonus, as the term "fallow doe" is a metaphor for "innocent young woman".

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* {{Bambification}}: Innocent Gwen is turned into an equally innocent deer. And provides something of a KickTheDog moment for Princess Mithian considering she's shooting at a fawn that still has its baby spots. \n** She's a fallow deer, which retains its spots throughout adulthood. It's a bit of a GeniusBonus, as the term "fallow doe" is a metaphor for "innocent young woman".



* GirlOfTheWeek: Princess Mithian
** Also a RomanticRunnerUp and RomanticFalseLead

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Princess Mithian
** Also
Mithian appears in this episode only. She happens to become a RomanticRunnerUp and RomanticFalseLead



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Morgana's plot to exile Guinevere from Camelot only puts Gwen in a position where she can overhear her plans to invade Camelot. Furthermore, Morgana tears Guinevere's engagement ring off her neck and leaves it in the forest; Arthur finds it and is reminded of Guinevere at a point in which he was trying to move on.
** Likewise, Merlin's attempts to make Arthur seem foolish in front of Princess Mithian actually make her more endeared to Arthur.
** Even Mithian, by insisting on coming on the hunt, ends up (unknowingly) shooting Guinevere, leading to the hunting party searching for deer tracks and Arthur finding his engagement ring, resulting in him sending Mithian back to her own kingdom.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Morgana's plot to exile Guinevere from Camelot only puts Gwen in a position where she can overhear her plans to invade Camelot. Furthermore, Morgana tears Guinevere's engagement ring off her neck and leaves it in the forest; Arthur finds it and is reminded of Guinevere at a point in which he was trying to move on.
** Likewise, Merlin's attempts to make Arthur seem foolish in front of Princess Mithian actually make her more endeared to Arthur.
** Even Mithian, by insisting on coming on the hunt, ends up (unknowingly) shooting Guinevere, leading to the hunting party searching for deer tracks and Arthur finding his engagement ring, resulting in him sending Mithian back to her own kingdom.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Helios and Gwen

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%% * IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Helios and Gwen



* PrincessTropes: Princess Mithian ticks a lot of these, including ErmineCapeEffect, EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses, PrincessClassic, SpoiledSweet, PimpedOutDress, PrettyInMink, and PrincessesRule (given that there's no sign or mention of her parents). There's even a touch of the TomboyPrincess about her.

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%% * PrincessTropes: Princess Mithian ticks a lot of these, including ErmineCapeEffect, EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses, PrincessClassic, SpoiledSweet, PimpedOutDress, PrettyInMink, and PrincessesRule (given that there's no sign or mention of her parents). There's even a touch of the TomboyPrincess about her.her.
%% List concrete examples and please, no zero-context



** In fairness it is Gwen and Arthur's destiny, and if it weren't for the fact Mithian is in the way, he would probably have liked her.
* UnknownRival: Mithian to Guinevere. Although Mithian gets an inkling that she's being rejected in favour of another, Guinevere never learns of Mithian's existance at all.
** Even when Mithian returns to the show in series 5, it's unclear whether Guinevere knows that she was temporarily engaged to Arthur.

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** In fairness it is Gwen and Arthur's destiny, and if it weren't for the fact Mithian is in the way, he would probably have liked her.
* UnknownRival: Mithian to Guinevere. Although Mithian gets an inkling that she's being rejected in favour of another, Guinevere never learns of Mithian's existance at all.
** Even when Mithian returns to the show in series 5, it's unclear whether Guinevere knows that she was temporarily engaged to Arthur.
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13th Apr '14 3:24:19 PM Tallens
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* MagicMap: Er, kind of. Morgana uses magic to ''copy'' a map.
2nd Aug '13 6:30:04 PM Sheora
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* {{Expy}}: The writers may have meant Mithian to be a nod to the Guinevere of the legends, what with her white complexion, noble birth and ArrangedMarriage to Arthur (as opposed to AngelCoulby's Guinevere being a servant girl who [[MarryForLove Marries For Love]]). Which means that the fact Arthur ultimately rejects Mithian could well be a TakeThat from the writers to the purists.

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* {{Expy}}: The writers may have meant Mithian to be a nod to the Guinevere of the legends, what with her white complexion, noble birth and ArrangedMarriage to Arthur (as opposed to AngelCoulby's Creator/AngelCoulby's Guinevere being a servant girl who [[MarryForLove Marries For Love]]). Which means that the fact Arthur ultimately rejects Mithian could well be a TakeThat from the writers to the purists.
9th Jul '13 1:09:00 AM Ravenya003
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Subverted on a meta-level. If you watch the trajectory of the arrow that Mithian fires at Guinevere, it's clear that it lands only about a foot in front of her -- yet she manages to hit Guinevere from several metres away.
30th Jun '13 11:59:36 PM Ravenya003
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** Even when Mithian returns to the show in series 5, it's unclear whether Guinevere knows that she was temporarily engaged to Arthur.
30th Jun '13 11:58:45 PM Ravenya003
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* WithThisRing: Guinevere has been wearing her engagement ring around her neck; after Morgana tears it from her and leaves it in the forest, Arthur finds it.
7th May '13 7:45:26 PM Ravenya003
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* MagicMap: Er, kind of. Morgana uses magic to ''copy'' a map.
5th May '13 7:18:50 PM Ravenya003
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* ArrangedMarriage: Arthur and Mithian. Something of a variation considering it is ''Arthur'' (and presumably Mithian) who arrange the marriage themselves, rather than have it imposed upon them by their parents.


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* DieForOurShip: InUniverse. Merlin takes an instant dislike to Mithian because he's a ShipperOnDeck for Arthur/Guinevere. It's so overt that Mithian herself notices it.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Gaius calls Merlin "arrogant" for thinking that he can interfere in Arthur's love life to such an extent.
30th Mar '13 6:30:48 PM Ravenya003
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* CannotTalkToWomen: After clumsily asking Mithian out to a picnic, Arthur mutters to himself: "I've never been much good at this."
15th Mar '13 2:10:53 AM Ravenya003
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* PlotParallel: Arthur and Guinevere each have a new paramour in this episode, both of which could be described as an exaggerated version of the other (Mithian is a lovely, feminine, understanding princess; Helios is a manly, aggressive, [[Hidden Depths yet surprisingly genteel]] warrior). Though their stories never intersect (save when Arthur finds Gwen's ring) they each reject this new LoveInterest in favour of the other.

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* PlotParallel: Arthur and Guinevere each have a new paramour in this episode, both of which could be described as an exaggerated version of the other (Mithian is a lovely, feminine, understanding princess; Helios is a manly, aggressive, [[Hidden Depths [[HiddenDepths yet surprisingly genteel]] warrior). Though their stories never intersect (save when Arthur finds Gwen's ring) they each reject this new LoveInterest in favour of the other.
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