History YMMV / Sharpe

21st Apr '17 5:24:12 PM SantosLHalper
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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, their atrocities tend to be exaggerated to the point of identicality to anti-German atrocity propaganda from WorldWarI.\\

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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, Cornwell often exaggerates their atrocities tend to be exaggerated to the point of identicality to WorldWarI-era anti-German atrocity propaganda from WorldWarI.propaganda.\\
21st Apr '17 8:32:26 AM ACW
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** [[AristocratsAreEvil Colonel Count Vladimir Dragomirov]], from ''Sharpe's Peril'', is a [[SociopathicSoldier cavalry commander]] in India, who also has a foothold in the opium trade. To cover his tracks, Dragomirov slaughters the village that had been growing the plants needed to make opium, as well as a garrison of British soldiers, leaving their commander tied up naked and ExposedToTheElements. Dragomirov and his men "save" a baggage train led by Colonel Richard Sharpe, but only to make scapegoats of a group of bandits opposing them. When Sharpe is separated from the baggage train along with Marie-Angelique, the fiancé of Dragomirov's [[TheDragon dragon]] Major Philippe Joubert, Dragomirov threatens to have her gang-raped by his men unless Sharpe gives up the train, then has Sharpe tied up in a pit of snakes. When Sharpe and Marie-Angelique escape, Dragomirov pursues them to a village where the train has stopped, murders a priest that tries to dissuade him while telling the man "{{God}} does no work on a Sunday", and attacks the village with the intent of murdering everyone there. {{Greed}}y and treacherous, Dragomirov didn't care who he murdered as long as he gained something from it.

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** [[AristocratsAreEvil Colonel Count Vladimir Dragomirov]], from ''Sharpe's Peril'', is a [[SociopathicSoldier cavalry commander]] in India, who also has a foothold in the opium trade. To cover his tracks, Dragomirov slaughters the village that had been growing the plants needed to make opium, as well as a garrison of British soldiers, leaving their commander tied up naked and ExposedToTheElements. Dragomirov and his men "save" a baggage train led by Colonel Richard Sharpe, but only to make scapegoats of a group of bandits opposing them. When Sharpe is separated from the baggage train along with Marie-Angelique, the fiancé of Dragomirov's [[TheDragon dragon]] Major Philippe Joubert, Dragomirov threatens to have her gang-raped by his men unless Sharpe gives up the train, then has Sharpe tied up in a pit of snakes. When Sharpe and Marie-Angelique escape, Dragomirov pursues them to a village where the train has stopped, murders a priest that tries to dissuade him while telling the man "{{God}} "God does no work on a Sunday", and attacks the village with the intent of murdering everyone there. {{Greed}}y and treacherous, Dragomirov didn't care who he murdered as long as he gained something from it.
20th Apr '17 5:49:51 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[SerialRapist Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill]], from "Sharpe's Company" and "Sharpe's Enemy", lacks any of his book counterpart's redeeming qualities, however minor, while still maintaining his heinousness. Sharpe's ArchEnemy, Hakeswill was a SociopathicSoldier who was responsible for sentencing Sharpe to a [[WhipItGood flogging]] he knew would be a death sentence, before Sharpe was saved after receiving 200 lashes. An [[BadBoss abusive bully to his men]], Hakeswill regularly subjects soldiers to floggings to extort sexual favors from their wives and tries to rape Sharpe's wife Teresa. When Sharpe's best friend Harper stops him, Hakeswill [[FrameUp frames him for a theft]], resulting in his brutal flogging. Murdering one of his own soldiers to use his body as cover in the heat of battle, Hakeswill kills another soldier and tries to rape Teresa again. Hakeswill deserts the army before raping and murdering Sally Clayton, an innocent woman he's lusted after. Becoming the leader of a group of vicious bandits, Hakeswill waylays a group of noble women and is only stopped from raping them by warnings that it will damage the ransom value. When he learns Sharpe is bringing the ransom, Hakeswill doubles it at the last minute and allows his men to rape the non-noble women and tries to rape the nobles anyways. When Teresa stops him, Hakeswill fatally shoots her before being captured and facing the firing squad for his crimes. A beast of a man who lives only for rape and murder, Hakeswill is perfectly summed up by Sharpe when his luck comes to an end:

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Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill]], from "Sharpe's Company" and "Sharpe's Enemy", lacks any of his book counterpart's redeeming qualities, however minor, while still maintaining his heinousness. Sharpe's ArchEnemy, Hakeswill was a SociopathicSoldier who was responsible for sentencing Sharpe to a [[WhipItGood flogging]] he knew would be a death sentence, before Sharpe was saved after receiving 200 lashes. An [[BadBoss abusive bully to his men]], Hakeswill regularly subjects soldiers to floggings to extort sexual favors from their wives and tries to rape Sharpe's wife Teresa. When Sharpe's best friend Harper stops him, Hakeswill [[FrameUp frames him for a theft]], resulting in his brutal flogging. Murdering one of his own soldiers to use his body as cover in the heat of battle, Hakeswill kills another soldier and tries to rape Teresa again. Hakeswill deserts the army before raping and murdering Sally Clayton, an innocent woman he's lusted after. Becoming the leader of a group of vicious bandits, Hakeswill waylays a group of noble women and is only stopped from raping them by warnings that it will damage the ransom value. When he learns Sharpe is bringing the ransom, Hakeswill doubles it at the last minute and allows his men to rape the non-noble women and tries to rape the nobles anyways. When Teresa stops him, Hakeswill fatally shoots her before being captured and facing the firing squad for his crimes. A beast of a man who lives only for rape and murder, Hakeswill is perfectly summed up by Sharpe when his luck comes to an end:


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**[[AristocratsAreEvil Colonel Count Vladimir Dragomirov]], from ''Sharpe's Peril'', is a [[SociopathicSoldier cavalry commander]] in India, who also has a foothold in the opium trade. To cover his tracks, Dragomirov slaughters the village that had been growing the plants needed to make opium, as well as a garrison of British soldiers, leaving their commander tied up naked and ExposedToTheElements. Dragomirov and his men "save" a baggage train led by Colonel Richard Sharpe, but only to make scapegoats of a group of bandits opposing them. When Sharpe is separated from the baggage train along with Marie-Angelique, the fiancé of Dragomirov's [[TheDragon dragon]] Major Philippe Joubert, Dragomirov threatens to have her gang-raped by his men unless Sharpe gives up the train, then has Sharpe tied up in a pit of snakes. When Sharpe and Marie-Angelique escape, Dragomirov pursues them to a village where the train has stopped, murders a priest that tries to dissuade him while telling the man "{{God}} does no work on a Sunday", and attacks the village with the intent of murdering everyone there. {{Greed}}y and treacherous, Dragomirov didn't care who he murdered as long as he gained something from it.
12th Apr '17 10:41:08 AM k410ren
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* FanPreferredCouple: The women of ''Sharpe's Gold'' (Ellie Nugent), ''Sharpe's Battle'' (Lady Kiely) and ''Sharpe's Sword'' (Lass) are quite popular with viewers, preferring that Sharpe wound up with them instead of Jane Gibbons.
23rd Feb '17 4:09:44 PM SantosLHalper
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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, their atrocities tend to be exaggerated to the point of identicality to anti-German atrocity propaganda from WorldWarI at times.\\

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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, their atrocities tend to be exaggerated to the point of identicality to anti-German atrocity propaganda from WorldWarI at times.WorldWarI.\\
9th Feb '17 11:15:50 AM SantosLHalper
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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, their atrocities tend to be exaggerated to the point of identicality to anti-German atrocity propaganda from WorldWarI at times.\\
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Then we get things like Tippoo Sultan practicing HumanSacrifice— Tippoo Sultan ''[[CriticalResearchFailure the devout Muslim]]''. Um...
20th Nov '16 10:31:59 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[SerialRapist Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill]], from "Sharpe's Company" and "Sharpe's Enemy", lacks any of his book counterpart's redeeming qualities, however minor, while still maintaining his heinousness. Sharpe's ArchEnemy, Hakeswill was a SociopathicSoldier who was responsible for sentencing Sharpe to a [[WhipItGood flogging]] he knew would be a death sentence, before Sharpe was saved after receiving 200 lashes. An [[BadBoss abusive bully to his men]], Hakeswill regularly subjects soldiers to floggings to extort sexual favors from their wives and tries to rape Sharpe's wife Teresa. When Sharpe's best friend Harper stops him, Hakeswill [[FrameUp frames him for a theft]], resulting in his brutal flogging. Murdering one of his own soldiers to use his body as cover in the heat of battle, Hakeswill kills another soldier and tries to rape Teresa again. Hakeswill deserts the army before raping and murdering Sally Clayton, an innocent woman he's lusted after. Becoming the leader of a group of vicious bandits, Hakeswill waylays a group of noble women and is only stopped from raping them by warnings that it will damage the ransom value. When he learns Sharpe is bringing the ransom, Hakeswill doubles it at the last minute and allows his men to rape the non-noble women and tries to rape the nobles anyways. When Teresa stops him, Hakeswill fatally shoots her before being captured and facing the firing squad for his crimes. A beast of a man who lives only for rape and murder, Hakeswill is perfectly summed up by Sharpe when his luck comes to an end:
-->"A liar. A thief. A rapist. A murderer. That's not a man. Take it away."
8th Nov '16 1:21:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "Sharpe's Battle", Sharpe's adversary, General Loup, has an {{Animal Motif}} of a wolf. Then Sean Bean plays a nobleman, [[Series/GameOfThrones Eddard Stark]], whose family has a wolf as their {{Animal Motif}}.

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** In "Sharpe's Battle", Sharpe's adversary, General Loup, has an {{Animal Motif}} of a wolf. Then Sean Bean Creator/SeanBean plays a nobleman, [[Series/GameOfThrones Eddard Stark]], whose family has a wolf as their {{Animal Motif}}.



-->Richard Sharpe: The man so badass being played by Sean Bean couldn't kill him.

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-->Richard Sharpe: The man so badass being played by Sean Bean Creator/SeanBean couldn't kill him.
27th Oct '16 9:33:14 AM GentleMart
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Sharpe has plenty, obviously, but also anything involving UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington. Let's list 'em:
** The entire sequence with Colonel [=McCandless=] in ''Sharpe's Tiger'', when he uses his claymore that was carried for Charles Stuart at Culloden.
** Sharpe walking away after the flogging, an astonishing feat given the damage received.
** Sharpe bluffing his way through the Tipoo's "initiation", especially when he realizes that the rifle won't fire.
** Sharpe and Lawford blowing the mine at the end of ''Sharpe's Tiger''. Notably an example for Lawford - while Sharpe goes to kill and rob the Tipoo Sultan, Lawford goes to defend a brothel from rapey redcoats.
** Sharpe's field promotion in ''Sharpe's Triumph''. After years of third-hand accounts, that scene did ''not'' disappoint.
** Sharpe ripping his way through the Gawilghur fortress, especially when he and the Highlanders storm the ramparts, and he kills Dodd.
** Sharpe and Harper storming the ramparts of Badajoz.
** Sharpe taking command of his old South Essex regiment one last time at Waterloo, and driving back the Imperial Guard at a critical moment.
** Achmed's HeroicSacrifice.
20th Oct '16 12:31:21 PM k410ren
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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Sharpe's Eagle", Sharpe gets into a fistfight with Lt. Berry, played by a young Creator/DanielCraig, so we have future Bond villain [[Film/GoldenEye Alec Trevalyen]] sparring against a future Film/JamesBond, respectively.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In "Sharpe's Eagle", Sharpe gets into a fistfight with Lt. Berry, played by a young Creator/DanielCraig, so we have future Bond villain [[Film/GoldenEye Alec Trevalyen]] sparring against a future Film/JamesBond, respectively.respectively.
** In "Sharpe's Battle", Sharpe's adversary, General Loup, has an {{Animal Motif}} of a wolf. Then Sean Bean plays a nobleman, [[Series/GameOfThrones Eddard Stark]], whose family has a wolf as their {{Animal Motif}}.


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** Emily Mortimer as "Lass" in ''Sharpe's Sword.''
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