History YMMV / Sharpe

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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* 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: 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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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: 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. * 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!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.
28th Apr '15 3:02:25 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.
22nd Oct '14 12:00:19 PM GentleMart
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Captain Leroy, one of the only two competent officers on [[GeneralFailure Sir Henry Simmerson's]] staff, and Sharpe's advocate in ''Sharpe's Eagle'', is also a man whose money is derived from the slave trade.
12th Oct '14 7:09:07 AM FulminataXII
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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.NapoleonicWars. * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Cornwell himself has stated that he regrets [[spoiler: killing off Hakeswill, as he's had difficulty coming up with an equally depraved and personal arch-nemesis for Sharpe]].
29th Aug '14 12:50:50 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** Sharpe ripping his way through the Gawilghur fortress, especially when he and the Highlander's storm the ramparts, and he kills Dodd.
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** Sharpe ripping his way through the Gawilghur fortress, especially when he and the Highlander's Highlanders storm the ramparts, and he kills Dodd.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.
1st Jul '14 9:41:46 AM LongLiveHumour
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Sharpe has plenty, obviously, but also anything involving TheDukeOfWellington.
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Sharpe has plenty, obviously, but also anything involving TheDukeOfWellington.UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington.
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