History Series / TheHollowCrown

14th Apr '18 5:10:08 PM k410ren
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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: In the opening of ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’, Warwick has disarmed the Duke of Suffolk and is about to kill him when Richard Duke of York shows up and tells him to not kill him, “[[ThisIsSomethingHesGottaDoHimself For [he] himself must hunt this deer to death]]”. Richard allows Suffolk to pick up his sword before dueling and killing him.
2nd Mar '18 3:54:49 AM momur
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** More differentiation occurs in the Major Trilogy than the Minor Trilogy. While several major characters still share names, they're often referred to via nicknames, titles or surnames (for example, in ''Henry IV Part 1'', the King, the Prince and the leader of the enemy forces are all nominally called "Henry". However, the King is almost exclusively referred to by that title (and occasionally by "Bolingbroke"), Prince Henry (later Henry V) is constantly called "Hal", and Henry Percy is either called "Harry" or "Hotspur").
22nd Feb '18 9:04:53 AM k410ren
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* OhCrap: Margaret of Anjou does this when Ned insults Richard, which leads directly to Richard stabbing him.



* SissyVillain: Played with with Richard, who's more of an AntiVillain[=/=]TragicHero than a villain. Still, the contrast between his delicate effeminacy and obvious homosexuality and Henry's more conventional, heterosexual manliness is striking.

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* SissyVillain: Played with with Richard, Richard II, who's more of an AntiVillain[=/=]TragicHero than a villain. Still, the contrast between his delicate effeminacy and obvious homosexuality and Henry's more conventional, heterosexual manliness is striking.



* TokenGoodTeammate: The Duke of Exetor consistently remains the most morally heroic character of the Lancastrian forces in Henry VI Part 1 and 2. Markedly, when the Lancastrians conspire to kill Humphrey, Exetor's their only member who has absolutely no part in the conspiracy and is thus shocked by when he's killed. He's even this in Henry V, as he seems appalled by some of Henry's more cruel moments.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: The Duke of Exetor Exeter consistently remains the most morally heroic character of the Lancastrian forces in Henry VI Part 1 and 2. Markedly, when the Lancastrians conspire to kill Humphrey, Exetor's their only member who has absolutely no part in the conspiracy and is thus shocked by when he's killed. He's even this in Henry V, as he seems appalled by some of Henry's more cruel moments.
19th Feb '18 6:40:32 AM k410ren
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* CombatPragmatist: Across the series, notions of chivalry or fair play in sword-fighting are pointedly not observed, which makes sense considering war does not allow for such niceties. It's noticeable in that both a "heroic" character such as Theatre/HenryV and a "villainous" character such as Theatre/RichardIII are both seen DualWielding swords and daggers.

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* CombatPragmatist: Across the series, notions of chivalry or fair play in sword-fighting are pointedly not observed, which makes sense considering war does not allow for such niceties. It's noticeable in that both a "heroic" character such as Theatre/HenryV and a "villainous" character such as Theatre/RichardIII are both seen DualWielding swords and daggers. Even the {{Mooks}} engage in this, as in ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’, when a York soldier stabs Somerset from behind while he’s preparing to duel one of his comrades.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Richard III is stabbed in the throat with his own dagger by Henry Tudor.



* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:During the Battle of Tewksbury in ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’, Warwick stops for a moment to catch his breath when he is stabbed in the back by Richard, the latter shown in a RevealShot.]]

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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:During TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath:
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the Battle of Tewksbury in ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’, Warwick stops for a moment to catch his breath when he is stabbed in the back by Richard, the latter shown in a RevealShot.]]RevealShot.
** A non-fatal example happens later on when Margaret is walking after the battle and stops to sit on a log. Richard, George and several others subsequently appear and capture her.
15th Jan '18 6:16:41 AM k410ren
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* NeckSnap: Warwick kills a Lancaster soldier this way in ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’.


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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:During the Battle of Tewksbury in ‘’Henry VI Part 2’’, Warwick stops for a moment to catch his breath when he is stabbed in the back by Richard, the latter shown in a RevealShot.]]
25th Oct '17 7:08:52 AM k410ren
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* DiesWideOpen: Young Clifford and the Duke of Warwick end their lives this way. Only Warwick had someone close his eyes.

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* DiesWideOpen: Suffolk, Young Clifford and the Duke of Warwick end their lives this way. Only Warwick had someone close his eyes.
18th Sep '17 9:51:18 PM Kalmbach
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.himself.
* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.
18th Sep '17 7:37:03 PM Kalmbach
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** [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.

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** [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship. Taken UpToEleven at Flint Castle, where he stands in front of a golden disk, similar to the depiction of halos in medieval art, flanked by silhouettes of angels with trumpets. Even in death, his loincloth and the position of his legs are similar to depictions of Jesus on the cross.
18th Sep '17 7:20:37 PM Kalmbach
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** When Richard II comes ashore, he claims that "all the waters in the rough, rude sea cannot wash away the balm of an anointed king", and writes his name in the sand. The scene ends with the waves washing away his name.



* HandicappedBadass: In this version, Richard III has a massive crooked hunchback, a withered arm, and mishapen legs which give him a gait. Despite all of this, he somehow manages to be a foreboding force in combat: He succefully outfences Clifford and later matches Henry Tudor blow for blow.

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* HandicappedBadass: In this version, Richard III has a massive crooked hunchback, a withered arm, and mishapen misshapen legs which give him a gait. Despite all of this, he somehow manages to be a foreboding force in combat: He succefully successfully outfences Clifford and later matches Henry Tudor blow for blow. blow.
10th Sep '17 2:09:27 PM DustSnitch
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* LooksLikeJesus: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II.]] This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.

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* LooksLikeJesus: LooksLikeJesus:
**
[[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II.]] II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.



** Related to LooksLikeJesus above, the image of {{Main/Jesus}} (sometimes his pure identity, sometimes his "Christ the King" iconography) is best invoked by kings to assert their authority (or at least their closeness to him in spirit). Richard II (in riding a donkey to his deposition) and Henry VI (as a mendicant) invokes this best, although only the latter could be categorically justified as such.

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** Related to LooksLikeJesus above, the image of {{Main/Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} (sometimes his pure identity, sometimes his "Christ the King" iconography) is best invoked by kings to assert their authority (or at least their closeness to him in spirit). Richard II (in riding a donkey to his deposition) and Henry VI (as a mendicant) invokes this best, although only the latter could be categorically justified as such.
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