History Series / BlackAdder

21st Sep '17 1:42:54 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BrickJoke: When trying to get out of his arranged marriage to the Enfanta, Blackadder takes Baldrick's suggestion that he pretend to [[IncompatibleOrientation "prefer the company of men"]], as does the Earl of Doncaster. He does this by dressing up and acting CampGay. Later, his father sees him like this and greets him with "Morning, Doncaster!". Even the peasant whose wife he tries to marry tells his wife that Edmund isn't the Prince, he's the Duke of Doncaster.

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* BrickJoke: When trying to get out of his arranged marriage to the Enfanta, Infanta, Blackadder takes Baldrick's suggestion that he pretend to [[IncompatibleOrientation "prefer the company of men"]], as does the Earl of Doncaster. He does this by dressing up and acting CampGay. Later, his father sees him like this and greets him with "Morning, Doncaster!". Even the peasant whose wife he tries to marry tells his wife that Edmund isn't the Prince, he's the Duke of Doncaster.


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** At the start of the first episode, St. Ralph the Liar is mentioned as one of the greatest liars in history who are still outdone by Henry VII. Later in the same episode, it turns out that the battle takes place on Ralph the Liar's Day.
16th Sep '17 3:44:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheRenaissance: Well, most of the time.
-->'''Blackadder:''' To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?
15th Sep '17 8:08:30 AM Shadowgazer
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* VillainProtagonist: Played with in Edmund, although only the third really qualifies.

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* VillainProtagonist: Played with in Edmund, although only the third really qualifies.qualifies as a full-time one.



** Blackadder's main objective over the course of each series always relates very much to the time in which he lives. In the first series (medieval times) he wants to take over the throne. In the second (Elizabethan) he is trying to wed Queen Elizabeth. In the third (the Industrial Revolution) he wants to make more money and in the fourth (World War I) he just wants to get out of the trenches.

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** Blackadder's main objective over the course of each series always relates very much to the time in which he lives. In the first series (medieval times) he wants to take over the throne. In the second (Elizabethan) he is trying to at best wed Queen Elizabeth.Elizabeth or at least earn her favour. In the third (the Industrial Revolution) he wants to make more money and in the fourth (World War I) he just wants to get out of the trenches.
7th Sep '17 5:59:35 AM TwilightLord
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Head", Nursie mentions how she put ointment on Queenie's sister after her head was cut off. Except that would have been Mary I of England, who was not beheaded, but died of natural causes. The one who was beheaded was her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. However, it's very possible that Nursie just got the two mixed up, especially since Ludwig correctly says in "Chains" that it was Mary, Queen of Scots who lost her head.
7th Sep '17 5:49:49 AM TwilightLord
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* PlotHole: In "Head", after Farrow's execution, Percy describes him as a tall man with a loud, clear voice, which we later learn is a more-or-less accurate description of Lord Farrow. However, it's later revealed that the man who was executed wasn't Farrow, but Ponsonby, who is a small man with one leg and a speech impediment. Percy couldn't possibly have seen the man he described at the execution.
6th Sep '17 2:07:42 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheFundamentalist: Lord and Lady Whiteadder, Edmund's Puritan relatives.
6th Sep '17 1:59:25 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* EvilLaugh: Nursie delivers one after Melchett gets his death warrant.



* ExtremeDoormat: Actually Blackadder himself in ''Christmas Carol'', starting off as kindy generous soul (who is naturally endlessly exploited for charity). A visit from a Christmas Spirit inadvertently reveals his legacy will be destroyed due to his meekness, leading him to become an even crueller schemer than his ancestors.
* EvilLaugh: Nursie delivers one after Melchett gets his death warrant.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Actually Blackadder himself in ''Christmas Carol'', starting off as kindy kindly generous soul (who is naturally endlessly exploited for charity). A visit from a Christmas Spirit inadvertently reveals his legacy will be destroyed due to his meekness, leading him to become an even crueller schemer than his ancestors.
* EvilLaugh: Nursie delivers one after Melchett gets his death warrant.
ancestors.
6th Sep '17 1:57:24 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* EvilOverlord: Queen Asphyxia in the future of ''Christmas Carol'' is a female example.



* HotConsort: Marian in ''Blackadder Back & Forth'', to [[spoiler: King Edmund III]]. To be expected, given she's KateMoss.

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* HotConsort: Marian in ''Blackadder Back & Forth'', to [[spoiler: King Edmund III]]. To be expected, given she's KateMoss.Kate Moss.
5th Sep '17 3:42:37 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* GoGoEnslavement: In the far-future segment of ''Christmas Carol'', Edmund and Baldrick wear nothing but a leather speedo and a leash when they're slaves.

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* GoGoEnslavement: In the far-future segment of ''Christmas Carol'', Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick wear nothing but a leather speedo and a leash when they're slaves.
5th Sep '17 3:41:40 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BlackComedy

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* BlackComedyBlackComedy: Murders, executions, torture and various other nastiness are consistently used as the source of comedy.
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