History Series / Cadfael

17th Jan '17 6:30:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheOtherDarrin: The actors for a few of the main characters were swapped out from season to season -- Sheriff Hugh Beringar was most swapped of all, as a different actor portrayed him in ''each'' of the three seasons.
29th Dec '16 3:37:29 PM derry667
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* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: Father Heribert is replaced as Abbot. The Brother Prior and Jerome are delighted (although not as much as if the Prior had been promoted, which he was hoping for) because they think the new guy will be on their side versus Cadfael. But Father Radulfus proves to have just as much regard for Cadfael as his predecessor.

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* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: Father Heribert is replaced as Abbot. The Prior Robert and Brother Prior and Jerome are delighted (although not as much as if the Prior had been promoted, which he was hoping for) because they think the new guy will be on their side versus Cadfael. But Father Radulfus proves to have just as much regard for Cadfael as his predecessor.



* InspectorLestrade: Hugh Beringar and his deputy, sheriff Gilbert Prescotte, represent both sides of the Lestrade coin. Hugh is compelled to suspect and investigate the most obvious killer, but he is always willing to listen to Cadfael and gives him leeway to investigate. Gilbert is the kind who declares a case open-and-shut, resents Cadfael, and once wounds an unrelated person after mistaking him for the suspect.

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* InspectorLestrade: Hugh Beringar and his deputy, sheriff the previous sheriff, Gilbert Prescotte, represent both sides of the Lestrade coin. Hugh is compelled to suspect and investigate the most obvious killer, but he is always willing to listen to Cadfael and gives him leeway to investigate. Gilbert is the kind who declares a case open-and-shut, resents Cadfael, and once wounds an unrelated person after mistaking him for the suspect.
21st Sep '16 6:43:08 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges
15th Jan '16 3:29:45 AM Redmess
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** One of the TV adaptations has Cadfael have doubts about a suicide being a possible murder, but it turned out to be a suicide after all.
19th Apr '15 12:14:37 PM Count_Zero
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* TrialByCombat: An acceptable and legal recourse. Hugh Beringar gets his job this way. In "The Monk's Hood," [[spoiler:Cadfael and Hugh decide that Lazarus--aka Guimar de Massard--can go uncharged for Picard's death because this was the manner of it]].

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* TrialByCombat: An acceptable and legal recourse. Hugh Beringar gets his job this way. In "The Monk's Hood," Leper of St. Giles" [[spoiler:Cadfael and Hugh decide that Lazarus--aka Guimar de Massard--can go uncharged for Picard's death because this was the manner of it]].
2nd Jan '15 9:54:14 AM SMARTALIENQT
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** Peter Clemence's singular scene shows him insulting his country cousins, sleeping with his cousin's betrothed, and (unlike the clergy at Shrewsbury abbey) is a monk solely for personal and political gain.
31st Dec '14 3:47:56 PM Miriam
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Cadfael's beloved novice Brother Oswin disappears without a trace in the final season, whereupon he's replaced by SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Brother Adam.



* EurekaMoment: Cadfael has several of these, usually prompted by someone else's random comment.



** ''The Rose Rent.'' [[spoiler: The murderer is dying and, as in ''Monk's Hood,'' repentant.]]




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* WhatTheHellHero: In ''The Raven in the Foregate,'' both Eluned's sister Katherine and, to a lesser extent, Cynric chew Cadfael out for sending Eluned away when she came to him for help. An ashamed Cadfael admits he behaved badly.
30th Dec '14 6:43:52 PM Miriam
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* TheFanatic: Father Ailnoth in ''The Raven in the Foregate.''
** Luke in ''The Pilgrim of Hate.''


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* TheFundamentalist: Father Ailnoth in ''The Raven in the Foregate.''
** Luke in ''The Pilgrim of Hate.''
30th Dec '14 6:42:37 PM Miriam
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* TheFanatic: Father Ailnoth in ''The Raven in the Foregate.''
** Luke in ''The Pilgrim of Hate.''


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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Walter]] in ''The Pilgrim of Hate.''
29th Dec '14 6:42:08 PM Miriam
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* DeadMansChest: Played with in ''A Morbid Taste for Bones.'' The monks successfully dig up St. Winifred and house her bones in the reliquary. [[spoiler: Then, after Brother Columbanus is killed, Cadfael conspires with the locals to sneak her bones back into her original grave, and stows Columbanus' corpse in the reliquary instead.]]


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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Cadfael has to make this call a few times.
** ''Monk's Hood.'' [[spoiler: Cadfael does catch the murderer and expose him in public. That done, though, he lets the man go, on the grounds that he is a SympatheticMurderer who clearly repents of his sin.]]
** ''The Raven in the Foregate.'' [[spoiler: Technically, nobody murdered Father Ailnoth: one man was defending himself and the other refused to help Father Ailnoth when he fell into the river. However, Cadfael lets one escape back to Wales and helps the other craft a story that suits Beringar and Lord Casale.]]
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