History YMMV / Braveheart

11th Aug '16 7:14:17 AM leraluna
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* JerkassWoobie: Prince Edward is by no means a likeable guy (cowardly, clueless, treats his wife poorly) but his [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]] could be explained by the [[SarcasmeMode great relationship]] he has with his [[AbusiveParents good old dad]]. He's also probably struggling with his homosexuality in a very unfriendly environment to gay people, stuck in a marriage he didn't want and his lover eventually killed by his father. When his wife gives him and his father TheReasonYouSuckSpeech saying they don't even know what mercy is as well as love, for a moment he seems distraught (he has lost his companion and lover) supporting this AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.
31st Jul '16 12:13:23 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Note that this is actually an inversion of the HistoricalBadassUpgrade. Edward I's real life BadAss achievements would fill three or four movies as long as this one.
9th Jun '16 6:18:46 PM Deepspace9odo
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* HilariousInHindsight: William Wallace's execution is funnier given how much of an asshole Mel Gibson is in real life.
20th May '16 12:22:57 PM Retloclive
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* SignatureScene:
** The moment Wallace realizes that he had been betrayed by Robert is often seen as the most memorable portrayal of a moment when someone comes to the realization that they had been stabbed in the back.
** Wallace's execution, mostly because of his last yell for [[MemeticMutation FREEDOM]].
3rd Sep '15 12:16:25 PM N8han11
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stephen the Irishman
* HilariousInHindsight: Gibson of all people portraying Edward as a panto bad guy considering that in real life one of the most disgusting things about him was his mistreatment of the Jews.

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* %%* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stephen the Irishman
* HilariousInHindsight: Gibson of all people portraying Edward as a panto bad guy considering that in real life one of the most disgusting things about him was his mistreatment of the Jews.
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23rd Jun '15 7:31:54 AM Premonition45
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: JamesHorner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNSZEDfwu0 delivers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWQhezXbi7A an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7V5XoYCaQ absolutely]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzGZ6GXnTw amazing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLfNezFqNk score]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRik0jw5L8 for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcxfrL4UjQ4 this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkLrnI7SsVY film]].

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: JamesHorner Music/JamesHorner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNSZEDfwu0 delivers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWQhezXbi7A an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7V5XoYCaQ absolutely]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzGZ6GXnTw amazing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLfNezFqNk score]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRik0jw5L8 for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcxfrL4UjQ4 this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkLrnI7SsVY film]].
13th May '15 12:23:58 AM Silverblade2
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** To be fair, he was pretty angry at this point in his life. Also [[FreudianExcuse pretty important]]...his [[MoralityPet beloved wife and queen]] Eleanor of Castile had died just as this was all starting.
14th Apr '15 7:46:19 AM BoredMe
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** To be fair, he was pretty angry at this point in his life. Also [[FreudianExcuse pretty important]]...his [[MoralityPet beloved wife and queen]] Eleanor of Castile had died just as this was all starting.
16th Mar '15 3:59:21 AM Kingault
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** "FREEEDOM!!" gets a lot of mileage too, especially for folks having to endure some lengthy torture (bonus points if said torture is something [[MundaneMadeAwesome entirely mundane]].

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** "FREEEDOM!!" gets a lot of mileage too, especially for folks having to endure some lengthy torture (bonus points if said torture is something [[MundaneMadeAwesome entirely mundane]].mundane]]).
16th Mar '15 3:57:19 AM Kingault
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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland to England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.

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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland to into England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.
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