History YMMV / HoratioHornblower

19th Jan '17 2:20:36 AM Silverblade2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
18th Jan '17 2:47:07 PM AFP
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
2nd Dec '16 3:20:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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15th Oct '16 11:05:12 PM LBHills
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* FailOSuckyname: In-universe, Hornblower considers his name ludicrous. He's not fond of 'Hornblower' but prefers a LastNameBasis to the alternatives.
16th Jul '16 3:31:09 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Archie, to an extent, caught between those fans who dislike his addition into the series as he wasn't in the books, and those who think he added a nice element to the narrative and a more accessible side to the title character.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Archie, to an extent, caught between those fans who dislike his addition into the series as he wasn't in the books, and those who think he added a nice element to the narrative and a more accessible side to the title character.
9th Jul '16 9:26:00 PM maxwellsilver
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** Archie Kennedy, first to the writers and cast, ''then'' to the fans. Archie was only intended to be in "Even Chance" but he (and his actor Creator/JamieBamber) were so well liked by the cast and crew that he got written into "The Duchess and the Devil and "Frogs and Lobsters", making him a favorite among fans. The substantial expansion of his role in the series gets him beyond an Ensemble Darkhorse and pushes him to the realm of {{Breakout Character}}s. This led to the events in ExecutiveMeddling.
8th Jul '16 6:51:07 AM Berrenta
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The first series was filmed on ships, and it looked ''awesome''. The second series wasn't; still looked pretty good. But in the third series, they denoted snow at sea just by painting the sets white -- there are paint drips clearly visible when the gunports are opened.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]:
** Horatio. Attractive at the best of times, but positively endearing when he's happy.
** Archie Kennedy. When he's happy, the sun comes out.
31st Mar '16 5:27:04 AM eowynjedi
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sawyer's fall and later death in ''Lieutenant Hornblower'' deliberately invites it. Was it Hornblower or Wellard who pushed him? Was it ''really'' a convenient accident? There is also a popular theory (put forward by Parkinson's unofficial biography) that Hornblower killed Sawyer during the prisoner uprising and blamed the Spanish, as it would be strange for a straitjacketed man to be killed in a battle and Hornblower has been known to ShootTheDog. But then there's also the question of whether Hornblower could do such a thing as a young man, as he's shown to not be completely inured to death and killing yet. Then there's the short story "The Hand of Destiny", in which it is made clear that it was the other man who shot a tyrannical captain and Hornblower let him. All in all, a subject for consideration.
26th Dec '15 12:40:14 AM maxwellsilver
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** Captain Pellew is prone to such a treatment. In Series One, he is universally loved, and everybody is impressed and awed by his character and abilities. In Series Two, his reputation suffers a serious blow because of his favouritism and lack of interest in other officers other than Hornblower. In Series Three only proves than the truth and honesty might not be an integral part of his character and his morals are questioned. Some fics try to find deeper meaning in his lack of concern for other sailors, and many {{Fix Fic}}s in AlternateUniverse try to absolve him.

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** Captain Pellew is prone to such a treatment. In Series One, he is universally loved, and everybody is impressed and awed by his character and abilities. In Series Two, his reputation suffers a serious blow because of his favouritism and lack of interest in other officers other than Hornblower. In Series Three only proves than the truth and honesty might not be an integral part of his character and his morals are questioned. Some fics try to find deeper meaning in his lack of concern for other sailors, and many {{Fix Fic}}s in AlternateUniverse try to absolve him.



** Archie Kennedy, first to the writers and cast, ''then'' to the fans. Archie was only intended to be in "Even Chance" but he (and his actor Creator/JamieBamber) were so well liked by the cast and crew that he got written into "The Duchess and the Devil and "Frogs and Lobsters", making him a favorite among fans. The substantial expansion of his role in the series gets him beyond an Ensamble Dakrhorse and pushes him to the realm of {{Breakout Character}}s. This led to the events in ExecutiveMeddling.
** [[GentlemanSnarker Major Edrington]] in "The Wrong War"/"The Frogs and the Lobsters". Only appears in one instalment, but he's very popular among the fans.

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** Archie Kennedy, first to the writers and cast, ''then'' to the fans. Archie was only intended to be in "Even Chance" but he (and his actor Creator/JamieBamber) were so well liked by the cast and crew that he got written into "The Duchess and the Devil and "Frogs and Lobsters", making him a favorite among fans. The substantial expansion of his role in the series gets him beyond an Ensamble Dakrhorse Ensemble Darkhorse and pushes him to the realm of {{Breakout Character}}s. This led to the events in ExecutiveMeddling.
** [[GentlemanSnarker Major Edrington]] Edrington in "The Wrong War"/"The Frogs and the Lobsters". Only appears in one instalment, but he's very popular among the fans.
26th Dec '15 12:37:36 AM maxwellsilver
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Being written from 1937 to 1967.
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