History YMMV / Gladiators

13th Mar '17 3:09:51 PM Hallwings
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** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.

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** *** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.
13th Mar '17 3:09:28 PM Hallwings
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** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.
2nd Mar '17 8:02:30 PM mlsmithca
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Wolf and Jet.
** Helped by the fact that Michael Van Wijk asked the producers to let him be mean, with the result being that he really stood out against the rather polite and friendly Gladiators.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Wolf and Jet.
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Jet. Helped by the fact that Michael Van Wijk asked the producers to let him be mean, with the result being that he really stood out against the rather polite and friendly Gladiators.



* MomentOfAwesome: The ActionGirl above, but also the Duel between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhYKEmxY7_c Wolf and Vulcan.]]

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* MomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
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The ActionGirl above, but also the Duel between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhYKEmxY7_c Wolf and Vulcan.]]



* SeasonalRot: By about Series 5, it was clear that the producers had run out of ideas and the public was starting to get bored. It was also the year that saw a few popular Gladiators suffer a CareerEndingInjury. The series never really recovered from there.
** It also didn't help that they tried to play up the Narm and Kayabe tropes more. The Wolf/Vulcan duel, while awesome and funny; is also obviously staged, which went against the subtly that made the series work.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: The whole damn show. Even if it may seem silly these days, it's hard to dispute how epic the setting and events were.
* TearJerker: Early on in the run, someone failed to finish the Eliminator because they couldn't climb the ropes, the second obstacle. They broke down into tears, as well.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4_xkcyn2Q Another contender]] infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender sustains a GameBreakingInjury that forces them to pull out of the competition.


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* SeasonalRot: By about Series 5, it was clear that the producers had run out of ideas and the public was starting to get bored. It was also the year that saw a few popular Gladiators suffer a CareerEndingInjury. The series never really recovered from there. It also didn't help that they tried to play up the Narm and Kayabe tropes more. The Wolf/Vulcan duel, while awesome and funny; is also obviously staged, which went against the subtly that made the series work.
* TearJerker:
** Early on in the run, someone failed to finish the Eliminator because they couldn't climb the ropes, the second obstacle. They broke down into tears, as well.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4_xkcyn2Q Another contender]] infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender sustains a GameBreakingInjury that forces them to pull out of the competition.
24th Oct '16 7:41:41 PM Hallwings
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** Another contender infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender has to pull out of the competition due to injury.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4_xkcyn2Q Another contender contender]] infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender has sustains a GameBreakingInjury that forces them to pull out of the competition due to injury.competition.



** Pole-Axe as well, also due to injuries. They added safety harnesses onto it, while a sensible move also eliminated any tension it once had. it managed to survive into the final regular series however.

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** Pole-Axe as well, also due to injuries. They added safety harnesses onto it, while a sensible move also eliminated any tension it once had. it It managed to survive into the final regular series however.
12th Oct '16 7:38:42 PM Hallwings
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** Any time a contender has to pull out of the competition due to injury.
26th Sep '16 2:44:51 PM Hallwings
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** During the 1994 Armed Forces special, Wolf managed to bring down an RAF contender in Pyramid...[[TrashTheSet as well as the top of the Pyramid itself!]]

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** During the 1994 Armed Forces special, Wolf Cobra managed to bring down an RAF contender in Pyramid...[[TrashTheSet as well as the top of the Pyramid itself!]]
10th Sep '16 2:36:47 PM Hallwings
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** During the 1994 Armed Forces special, Wolf managed to bring down an RAF contender in Pyramid...[[TrashTheSet as well as the top of the Pyramid itself!]]
18th Feb '15 12:41:42 AM fireheart
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** On top of that, the contestant she was competing against at the time of the accident actually stopped as soon as she could see Panther fall and rushed to her side in a show of support.
24th Dec '14 4:05:09 PM Hallwings
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** The final montage provided on the last ever episode of the original UK show. It really is heartwarming, bordering on tear-jerking, seeing all of the great moments the show has provided, with insights from Urika Johnson and John Fashanu on the show as a whole. It especially heartwarming seeing Wolf, of all gladiators, break character to give his thanks to the fans and genuinely express his sadness of the show ending but also his happiness for the great memories the show provided. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBDN7_I65c The montage really does bring a tear to your eye knowing it's all over.]]

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** The final montage provided on the last ever episode of the original UK show. It really is heartwarming, bordering on tear-jerking, seeing all of the great moments the show has provided, with insights from Urika Johnson and John Fashanu on the show as a whole. It especially heartwarming seeing Wolf, of all gladiators, the Glads, break character to give his thanks to the fans and genuinely express his sadness of the show ending but also his happiness for the great memories the show provided. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBDN7_I65c The montage really does bring a tear to your eye knowing it's all over.]]
17th Dec '14 10:15:17 AM Revelo
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** It also didn't help that they tried to play up the Narm and Kayabe tropes more. The Wolf/Vulcan duel, while awesome and funny; is also obviously staged, which went against the subtly that made the series work.
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