History YMMV / Sharpe

25th Jun '17 2:30:16 PM ACW
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* [[TheMole Colonel Brand]], from "Sharpe's Mission", is a double agent who starts his career by [[KickTheDog personally killing an injured British officer]], then carrying him back to the British lines and being [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hailed as a hero]] for trying to save him. This is the first of several acts of so-called heroism arranged by his handler French Colonel Cressan, who wants Brand to lure Sharpe and Ross into a trap. Brand murders a Gypsy couple who [[HeKnowsTooMuch saw him meeting Cressan]], then slaughters a Gypsy camp in a failed attempt to kill the couple's daughter, who also witnessed the meeting. He leads his men in massacring a group of French ex-deserters [[SuicideMission set up by Cressan]] and given faulty gunpowder so they were effectively unarmed, making a point of [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistically]] garroting the one who ran furthest. Despite giving them the self-aggrandizing name Brand's Boys, he has no loyalty to his men, calmly telling Sharpe that [[TheSocialDarwinist he abandons anyone who is injured]]. Even after being exposed and arrested, he tries to convince Sharpe to let him and his men massacre a fort garrison who have also been set up Cressan. {{Smug|Snake}}, arrogant and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections believing himself invulnerable]] right up to the end, he can't resist BullyingADragon:

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* ** [[TheMole Colonel Brand]], from "Sharpe's Mission", is a double agent who starts his career by [[KickTheDog personally killing an injured British officer]], then carrying him back to the British lines and being [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hailed as a hero]] for trying to save him. This is the first of several acts of so-called heroism arranged by his handler French Colonel Cressan, who wants Brand to lure Sharpe and Ross into a trap. Brand murders a Gypsy couple who [[HeKnowsTooMuch saw him meeting Cressan]], then slaughters a Gypsy camp in a failed attempt to kill the couple's daughter, who also witnessed the meeting. He leads his men in massacring a group of French ex-deserters [[SuicideMission set up by Cressan]] and given faulty gunpowder so they were effectively unarmed, making a point of [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistically]] garroting the one who ran furthest. Despite giving them the self-aggrandizing name Brand's Boys, he has no loyalty to his men, calmly telling Sharpe that [[TheSocialDarwinist he abandons anyone who is injured]]. Even after being exposed and arrested, he tries to convince Sharpe to let him and his men massacre a fort garrison who have also been set up Cressan. {{Smug|Snake}}, arrogant and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections believing himself invulnerable]] right up to the end, he can't resist BullyingADragon:
25th Jun '17 2:30:05 PM ACW
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* [[TheMole Colonel Brand]], from "Sharpe's Mission", is a double agent who starts his career by [[KickTheDog personally killing an injured British officer]], then carrying him back to the British lines and being [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hailed as a hero]] for trying to save him. This is the first of several acts of so-called heroism arranged by his handler French Colonel Cressan, who wants Brand to lure Sharpe and Ross into a trap. Brand murders a Gypsy couple who [[HeKnowsTooMuch saw him meeting Cressan]], then slaughters a Gypsy camp in a failed attempt to kill the couple's daughter, who also witnessed the meeting. He leads his men in massacring a group of French ex-deserters [[SuicideMission set up by Cressan]] and given faulty gunpowder so they were effectively unarmed, making a point of [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistically]] garroting the one who ran furthest. Despite giving them the self-aggrandizing name Brand's Boys, he has no loyalty to his men, calmly telling Sharpe that [[TheSocialDarwinist he abandons anyone who is injured]]. Even after being exposed and arrested, he tries to convince Sharpe to let him and his men massacre a fort garrison who have also been set up Cressan. {{Smug|Snake}}, arrogant and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections believing himself invulnerable]] right up to the end, he can't resist BullyingADragon:
-->Well, you've had your fun, Sharpe. But it'll be over in the next few minutes when the Frogs come over that wall. Then you'll need a friend. I'll be your friend, Sharpe, but you're going to have to beg. Because they'll torture you, they'll torture you and they'll torture Ross. You'll be begging me to make them stop. [[SedgwickSpeech And by god, I'm going to make you beg, Sharpe!]]
25th Jun '17 11:17:01 AM SantosLHalper
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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, Cornwell often exaggerates their atrocities to the point of identicality to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era anti-German atrocity propaganda.\\

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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, Cornwell often exaggerates their atrocities to the point of identicality nigh-identicality to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era anti-German atrocity propaganda.\\
10th Jun '17 2:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, Cornwell often exaggerates their atrocities to the point of identicality to WorldWarI-era anti-German atrocity propaganda.\\

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* RonTheDeathEater: While the French were infamous for their brutal treatment of civilians in RealLife, Cornwell often exaggerates their atrocities to the point of identicality to WorldWarI-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era anti-German atrocity propaganda.\\
28th May '17 12:21:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Lord Pumphrey really think [[spoiler: Astrid and Skovgaard]] were a threat to British interests, or did he want to murder a potential romantic rival for Sharpe?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Did Lord Pumphrey really think [[spoiler: Astrid and Skovgaard]] were a threat to British interests, or did he want to murder a potential romantic rival for 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.\\
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