History YMMV / Sharpe

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.''
1st Oct '16 8:37:26 AM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: To give a few:
** Creator/DanielCraig is Lt. Berry in ''Sharpe's Eagle''.
** Creator/MarkStrong is Colonel Brand in ''Sharpe's Mission.''
** Creator/PaulBettany is the Prince of Orange in ''Sharpe's Waterloo.''
20th Sep '15 5:36:56 PM nombretomado
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Major Blas Vivar carries a strange object which looks like a pistol without a barrel, and at one point uses it to set a piece of paper on fire. The object is in fact a flintlock lighter, of a type that was the height of fashion among tobacco smokers during the NapoleonicWars.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Major Blas Vivar carries a strange object which looks like a pistol without a barrel, and at one point uses it to set a piece of paper on fire. The object is in fact a flintlock lighter, of a type that was the height of fashion among tobacco smokers during the NapoleonicWars.UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars.
6th Jul '15 5:05:24 AM MechWarrior
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Sharpe has plenty, obviously, but also anything involving UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington.
** Let's list 'em:

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Sharpe has plenty, obviously, but also anything involving UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington.
**
UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington. Let's list 'em:
6th Jul '15 5:04:36 AM MechWarrior
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** In the books, it's Major Hogan, Wellington's spymaster, who provided most of the Magnificent Bastardry. He appears in the first two episodes of the series, played near-perfectly by Brian Cox, before having to be replaced by a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute or two and leaving Wellington to pick up the MagnificentBastard role. Numerous exchanges in the books have Wellington as more the uptight one and Hogan as a sly, cunning SOB, only for the TV adaptations to swap the roles and have the spymaster-of-the-week be the stuffy one while Wellinton acts like... well, like a MagnificentBastard.

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** In the books, it's Major Hogan, Wellington's spymaster, who provided most of the Magnificent Bastardry. He appears in the first two episodes of the series, played near-perfectly by Brian Cox, before having to be replaced by a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute or two and leaving Wellington to pick up the MagnificentBastard role. Numerous exchanges in the books have Wellington as more the uptight one and Hogan as a sly, cunning SOB, only for the TV adaptations to swap the roles and have the spymaster-of-the-week be the stuffy one while Wellinton Wellington acts like... well, like a MagnificentBastard.
6th Jul '15 5:03:13 AM MechWarrior
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: 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.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Just about everything General Calvet says to Sharpe after taking him prisoner, but in particular his version of NotSoDifferent:
--> For a change, Englishman, you and I will be on the same side. We are allies. Except that I am a General of Imperial France and you are a piece of English toadshit, which means that I give the orders and you obey them like a lilywhite-arsed conscript. So stop gawping like a novice nun in a gunners' bath-house and tell me where we're going!


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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Just about everything General Calvet says to Sharpe after taking him prisoner, but in particular his version of NotSoDifferent:
--> For a change, Englishman, you and I will be on the same side. We are allies. Except that I am a General of Imperial France and you are a piece of English toadshit, which means that I give the orders and you obey them like a lilywhite-arsed conscript. So stop gawping like a novice nun in a gunners' bath-house and tell me where we're going!


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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.
28th Apr '15 3:20:34 PM Premonition45
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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 a future Film/JamesBond sparring with a future Bond villain.

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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 a future Film/JamesBond sparring with a future Bond villain.villain [[Film/GoldenEye Alec Trevalyen]] sparring against a future Film/JamesBond, respectively.
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