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!Knights of the Round Table & Retinue

[[folder:King Arthur]]
!![[Myth/KingArthur Arthur Pendragon, King of the Britons]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GrahamChapman

The main character. He is the king of the Britons[[note]]It should be noted that strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony[[/note]]. God sent him and his knights on a quest to find the Holy Grail. Acts very stoic considering the amount of strangeness happening around him.

Tropes associated with this version of King Arthur:
* CatchPhrase: "[[OhCrap JESUS CHRIST!!!]]"
* TheComicallySerious: His main contribution to the film's humor is remaining completely straight-laced through it all.
* CoolCrown and CoolHelmet: Wears a helmet that looks like a crown.
* CoolSword: Excalibur, of course.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.
* DisabledBadass: Very mild example: he appears to suffer from discalculia, explaining his trouble with counting to three.
* NotSoStoic: Compared to other characters, who have very eccentric personalities, Arthur always acts like people would expect from a king... until someone starts pointing out the absurdity of proclaiming royal status on the basis that one was given a sword by "a watery tart".
* OnlySaneMan: In a movie where all the characters are weird, eccentric or absurd to some degree, Arthur is pretty much the only one who ''isn't.'' Unless you count his refusal to acknowledge that this isn't a serious movie.
* TheSmartGuy: Much wiser than Sir Bedivere.
* VerbalTic: He says "five" instead of "three", then is corrected by his knights.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Arthur is ''convinced'' that he is in a straightforward Arthurian legend, and no amount of silliness shall convince him otherwise.

[[folder: Bedivere]]
!!Sir Bedivere the Wise
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TerryJones

The wisest of the knights. Unfortunately, that still doesn't leave enough wisdom to be detected without the aid of powerful instruments.
%%* BadassMustache
* CharacterTics: He always holds his visor up, despite being able to look perfectly through it.
* CloudCuckoolander: Despite being treated as TheSmartGuy, he is more accurately this trope, most of his learnings based on InsaneTrollLogic.
%%* CoolHelmet
* TheFool: Despite his inherent idiocy, he still manages to survive through the end.
* InformedAttribute: Played for laughs. He is supposed to be wise, but makes very big mistakes and acts like a fool.
-->'''Bedivere:''' And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Employs this to help villagers expose a witch. It went like this: Witches burn. Wood also burns. Wood floats. Ducks also float. So if someone weighs the same as a duck, she is made of wood and is therefore a witch.
** This is only InsaneTrollLogic for the viewer: in-universe, the woman in question does indeed weigh the same as a duck, and turns out to be a witch after all.
--->'''Witch''': It's a fair cop.
%%* TheLancer

[[folder: Lancelot]]
!! Sir Lancelot the Brave
->Played by: Creator/JohnCleese

An AxCrazy knight. He always tries to solve his problems through violence. Is also very dramatic in his way of acting.
* AdaptationalNationality: Was French in source materials (owing to having been created by a French writer), but here he doesn't even have an out-''rrrrajeous'' ak-sent!
* AffablyEvil: He's quite charming when he's not in the middle of a killing spree.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Rushes off to rescue someone once he receives a call for help. Once he finds the person in distress is a man and not a woman as he expected, he's flabbergasted. Not angry or ready to raise hell about it, just flabbergasted.
* AxCrazy: When something provokes him to fight, there is nothing stopping him from slaughtering everyone on sight. Even wedding guests had to die.
* BadassCape: He is OneManArmy when he gets riled up.
* TheBerserker: It doesn't take a whole lot to set him off, and once he gets going he'll kill people indiscriminately, no matter if they're putting up a fight or not. Which is [[GeniusBonus actually quite accurate to his character from Arthurian myth.]]
* TheBigGuy: The fighter of the round table.
* BigOlEyebrows: He IS John Cleese, you know.
* ChasteHero: Unlike Sir Galahad, Lancelot appears to be [[{{Asexual}} completely unaffected]] by feminine wiles. While dragging off Galahad from Castle Anthrax, he's accused of being gay.
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. He bursts into Swamp Castle, killing multiple guards and unarmed wedding guests. But when the King of Swamp Castle realizes the potential of arranging a marriage with a knight of Camelot, he instantly forgives Lancelot. The wedding guests, however, aren't so forgiving. Only when the allegedly dead prince Herbert proves to be alive do the wedding guests forget about Lancelot.
* EvilLaugh: Cackles wildly while hacking his way through defenseless wedding guests.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: To put it bluntly, he ''storms a wedding and murders most of the guests'' just because he thinks a princess is in danger, and tries to leave awkwardly when he realizes that it was a man who sent the cry for help.
* KnightInShiningArmor: {{Deconstructed}} and {{Subverted}} -- he's certainly a brave knight, and he's even affable enough as long as he isn't riled up... but, as is quickly revealed, he is very much a violent, homicidal maniac who kills people without a second thought.
%%* LanternJawOfJustice
* LargeHam: Tends to burst into dramatic speeches during his 'heroic rescue mission' at Swamp Castle.
* LeeroyJenkins: He has exactly one strategy: Charge right ahead without thinking. It works, too -- he's one of the few characters who actually survives to the end.
* OneManArmy: Slaughters half of an ''entire castle'' full of guards to save, erm, the prince. Although admittedly [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy they didn't even try to fight back.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: To the Knights. He murders a lot of innocent people attempting to rescue (what he thinks is) a DamselInDistress.
* UnstoppableRage: He even {{Lampshades}} it to the King of Swamp Castle:
-->"You see, when I'm in this idiom, I sometimes get sort of, er, carried away..."

[[folder: Galahad]]
!!Sir Galahad the Pure/Chaste
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelPalin

This knight does not do much in the film. Like his title says, he is a chaste knight.
* {{Adorkable}}: Michael Palin plays him as a preppy UpperClassTwit, but you can't deny he has a certain awkward charm. The ladies of Castle Anthrax certainly think so!
* ChasteHero: He tries to be this, but after being in [[AllWomenAreLustful Castle Anthrax]] for around 10 minutes, he gives up.
* DeadpanSnarker: "What a ''strange'' person."
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Parodied. He tries to resist the allure of one hundred and sixty nymphomaniac blondes and brunettes between the ages of 16 to 19, but eventually starts to succumb to their temptations and actually decides to give in, just as Lancelot comes in and drags him away. He then begs to be allowed to go back and face the "peril."
%%* MessyHair
* TooDumbToLive: His inability to decide whether blue or yellow is his favourite colour leads to rather fatal results.

[[folder: Robin]]
!!Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot
->'''Played by:''' Creator/EricIdle

Sir Robin claims to be very brave. He also has a band of minstrels singing about his bravery... but is an enormous coward. He is fully designated as ''"Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor, who had nearly stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol and who had personally wet himself at the Battle of Badon Hill"''.
* AccidentalHero: Saves Arthur and Bedevere from the Knights Who Say Ni by uttering their AchillesHeel (the very common word 'it') without realizing it.
* AnimalMotifs: The sigil on his shield and surcoat is a [[DirtyCoward chicken]].
* BadassMoustache: His moustache is actually ''much'' more badass than him.
* BringMyBrownPants: He is known of personally wetting himself at the battle for Badon Hill. He also did it when the Killer Rabbit made his first victim.
* CanonForeigner: There is no "Sir Robin" in the Arthurian mythos.
* DeadpanSnarker: For someone so cowardly, he sure can be sarcastic when the mood takes him.
* InformedAttribute: An in universe example. He is claimed to be the brave sir Robin, but runs away from every sign of danger. But this does not stop his minstrels from singing how bravely ''he ran away''.
* LovableCoward: "When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled..."
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: It's nearly as big as his body. All the better to cower behind.
* MilesGloriosus: He has a group of minstrels follow him around to constantly boast about his skills, and he always ''tries'' to look like a brave and heroic knight. Too bad he isn't.

[[folder: Sir Not Appearing In This Film]]
!!Sir Not Appearing In This Film

This is not a real character, but more of a gag when the narrator introduces the Knights of the round table. When his picture is shown, he appears as a baby wearing a chainmail coif that's too large -- this is actually Michael Palin's son, William Palin. He is the TropeNamer to SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer and LadyNotAppearingInThisGame.
* AdaptedOut: A parody of the concept, with a name that wouldn't make sense in the hypothetical work that introduced him.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's aptly named [[DontExplainTheJoke because he's not appearing in this film.]]
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Parodied. Normally if the character does not appear in a film, there's no need to mention him at all. Not so for Monty Python.

[[folder: Gawain, Ector & Bors]]
!!Sir Gawain, Sir Ector, & Sir Bors

Three knights who appear after the year-long TimeSkip. They serve little purpose beyond cannon fodder for the KillerRabbit.
* RedShirt: They appear suddenly and without barely any introduction before The Rabbit of Caerbannog and they are promptly dispatched.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Nobody acknowledges that three previously unseen knights are part of the group. Although to be fair, they showed up post TimeSkip.
* TemptingFate: "''[[FamousLastWords One rabbit stew comin' right up!]]''"

[[folder: Brother Maynard]]
!!Brother Maynard
->'''Played by:''' Creator/EricIdle

A monk and scholar. He gives the Holy Hand Grenade to the Knights when they need a way to defeat the Killer Rabbit. He also translates the runes inside the Cave of Caerbannog, but is eaten by the black beast of Aaarrrrggghhh.

* MrExposition: His main role in the plot is to tell the knights they can find the grail in the castle of Aaarrrrggghhh.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets eaten right after guiding the knights to the cavern showing the Grail's location and reading the ancient text on the wall.


[[folder: The Black Knight]]
!!The Black Knight
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnCleese

A black knight that won't let Arthur pass. He loses all his four limbs in the following battle and still wants to fight.
* AnArmAndALeg: Loses ''all'' of his limbs in the fight with Arthur.
* BadassBaritone: Has a deep voice and is a badass until he fights Arthur.
* ButtMonkey: Seriously, getting all four limbs lopped off one at a time?
* CatchPhrase:
-->[[YouShallNotPass None shall pass!]]
* TheDeterminator: Taken to its extreme and (il)logical conclusion.
* FearlessFool: He's clearly outmatched (he's getting his limbs hacked off, for goodness sake!), yet he still insists on fighting.
* FeelNoPain: Getting his limbs chopped off doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest. John Cleese himself has noted that if it weren't for this trope, the scene would likely come off as more sadistic and heartless than funny.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: While he initially has a certain degree of menace, it all goes out the window when the dismemberment starts.
* OnlyAFleshWound: TropeNamer. Even when both his arms are cut off, he insists that it's only a flesh wound and he's still perfectly capable of fighting.
* LargeHam: He ''is'' played by John Cleese, so it's not surprising that he [[ChewingTheScenery Chews The Scenery a bit.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: He seems relatively fine with losing all his limbs. It's "just a flesh wound", as he says.
* StoneWall: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Kills the Green Knight by throwing his longsword through his face.
* TooDumbToLive: The main reason why he loses all of his limbs.
* TheWorfEffect: He looks pretty badass when he fights the Green Knight, but he flails around hopelessly when facing Arthur.
* WorthyOpponent: Arthur considers him one, but quickly loses respect as he de-limbs the Knight.
* YouShallNotPass: Attempts this on Arthur without taking Excalibur into account. Arthur disarms, and dislegs, him.

[[folder: The French]]
!!The French
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/TerryJones, Creator/MichaelPalin

A bunch of French soldiers that like to insult 'English types' with random insults. [[spoiler: Reappear in the end where they claimed the Castle Aaargh as their own.]]
* AbnormalAmmo: Subverted. The French try to scare the Knights of the Round Table away by throwing living animals at them. While the scene looks strange, the DVD commentary reveals it has really been done in history, but not with the kinds of animals used in the movie. They also catapult the Trojan rabbit at the knights.
* BigBad: The final battle is a siege against the French soldiers who apparently had the Grail the whole time. [[spoiler: Subverted when the Investigator shows up and arrests everyone]]
* BlowingARaspberry: The leader of the French soldiers does this every encounter.
* FloweryInsults: It almost seems they live for this trope.
* FrenchJerk: They have no reason for mocking and taunting Arthur and his knights, other than being French when Arthur and the knights are "English pig-dogs".
* GoshDangItToHeck: Despite their constant insults, they never actually swear. The gag is that they pretty much use the most colourful insults possible without outright saying anything profane (at least by modern standards).
** Although, "make castanets out of your testicles" is pretty graphic.
* GratuitousFrench: "Fetchez la vache!", which is a case of "Franglish" blending the English verb 'to fetch' with French conjugation. The true translation of 'to fetch' is 'chercher'.
* IShallTauntYou: TropeNamer. They seem to do it just for fun, ironically.
* {{Jerkass}}: Their only reason to be in England seems to be to insult English knights in almost every way possible. [[spoiler: During the climax, they even occupy Castle Aaargh, where the Holy Grail itself is located, just to humiliate the English even further.]]
* JustAStupidAccent: At least one of them ''cannot even speak French''.
* PoirotSpeak: "I'm French! Why do you think I have this ''OUTRAGEOUS'' accent?"
* SirSwearsALot: Surprisingly subverted; despite their constant torrent of increasingly bizarre insult, the worst word any of them uses is "fart."
* VerbalTic: They cannot pronounce the word 'knights' correctly. Instead, it sounds like 'k-nnniggits'.

[[folder: The Three Headed Knight]]
!!The Three Headed Knight
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GrahamChapman (middle head), Creator/TerryJones (left head), Creator/MichaelPalin (right head)

A large three headed knight who seems to be a formidable fighter, were it not that the heads first must agree before an action can be taken.
* AllegoricalCharacter: This character can be seen as a TakeThat towards bureaucracy. The body of the knight can only act once all three heads agree. But by that time, new developments have taken place that render their previous agreement useless. In this case, Sir Robin appeared, causing the Three Headed Knight to argue how to deal with him. But after reaching an agreement, Robin already left. Likewise, a large company or institution might run into trouble adapting to new technological advancements or other societal developments. When the administration of said company or institution finally decided how to deal with said developments, other developments have already taken place.
* MultipleHeadCase: This gave the brave Sir Robin the chance to bravely run away.
%%* TerribleTrio: Sort of.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Terry Jones's head is the mean one who insists on killing Robin, Michael Palin's head is friendlier and wants to be nice to him, and Graham Chapman's head, being in the middle, is literally in between the two.
* TwoMenOneDress: Played by three Python members sharing a costume.

[[folder: The Residents of Castle Anthrax]]
!!The Residents of Castle Anthrax
->'''Played by:''' Carol Cleveland (Zoot / Dingo)

160 blonds and brunettes, between 16 and 19 and a half years old. They light a grail-shaped beacon to lure knights to them in order to tempt them.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Taken UpToEleven. They're all trying to get it on with Galahad and aren't at all subtle about their attempts at seducing him.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Zoot and Dingo are twins, and look and act exactly like one another. And are never on-screen at the same time. And are played by the same actress. Actually, we only have Dingo's word that they are two separate people.
* UnwantedHarem: They try to get this role to Galahad, but it's ultimately {{Subverted}}, first when Galahad starts to succumb to their charms, and immediately afterwards when he's "rescued" by Lancelot.
* {{The Vamp}}s: Sort of. While not inherently evil, they do try to tempt the chaste sir Galahad into sexual activities.
--> '''Zoot:''' It is a lonely life...

[[folder: The Knights Who Say "Ni!"]]
!!The Knights Who Say "Ni!"
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelPalin (the leader)

An order of knights based on protecting the sacred words of Ni, Peng and Nee-wom.\\
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Like it says on the tin]], they frequently say 'NI!' as a BrownNote of sorts. Their leader is a very tall man who wears a large helmet with antlers. He is the one who speaks in behalf of the whole order. The rest of the knights mostly limit themselves to saying 'NI!' and sometimes repeat the last words the head knight is saying.\\
They live in a spooky forest and coerce travelers into buying shrubberies for them.
* FourOneNineScam: They run an absurd medieval version of this. In order to pass through their forest, travelers have to pay them shrubberies. When they do, they are informed that the Knights changed their name and that the traveler therefore must buy them another shrubbery along with performing an impossible but ridiculous task. In an earlier version of the script it is implied they will keep changing their name in order to make their victim continue to do things for them, without ever granting passage through their forest.
%%* BadassBeard
* BrownNote: Known for terrorizing people this way, just by saying the word "ni." Their leitmotif as well.
* CoolHelmet: The Head Knight wears a bucket-shaped helmet with antlers on it and the other knights wear horned helmets that cover their faces.
* DarkIsEvil: They are dressed in black/dark brown and their leader looks like a typical EvilOverlord.
* TheDreaded: The Knights who say Ni! appear to have a terrifying reputation, considering the fact they inspire fear within nearby villages, maybe even the whole country, cause the shrubbery-economy to collapse and make a fearful king Arthur do their bidding. Anyone who terrifies King Arthur like that is worthy of being called 'the Dreaded'.
--> '''Arthur:''' "Those who hear them seldom live to tell the tale."
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted, as they all speak in high pitched voices.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They are knights and they say Ni!, so their name kind of fits them.
* ImpossibleTask: They tell Arthur that in order to get past them, he must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring! [[spoiler: Luckily, Arthur accidentally discovers their weakness, so he doesn't actually have to go through with it.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: The leader is twice as tall as the average man.
* LargeHam: Especially their leader, who tries to sound impressive and authoritative with a high pitched voice.
* TotemPoleTrench: The leader was originally supposed to be portrayed this way, but Creator/MichaelPalin settled for a stepladder instead of Creator/JohnCleese's shoulders.
* TropeNamer: for TheKnightsWhoSaySquee and WithThisHerring
* TheUnpronounceable: The phrase they switched to after they stopped using "Ni!" Something like "Ikki-ikki-ikki-p'TENG-zoop-BOING-nawumbbawobba.."
* VerbalWeakness: Despite being so powerful in that they can even force the great King Arthur to do as they command, the Knights of Ni can be defeated by [[spoiler:saying the word 'it'.]] even if they say [[spoiler: it themselves]][[note]]Aaaargh! I said it! Argh! I said it again![[/note]] The fun thing is that King Arthur never realizes what this weakness is, but rather keeps using it accidentally.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:The word "it".]] So weaksauce that Arthur defeated them with it without even realizing what it is.
* WithThisHerring: TropeNamer. "You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring!"

[[folder: The King of Swamp Castle]]
!!The King of Swamp Castle
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelPalin

A corrupt king that tries to use an arranged marriage to gain more huge tracts of land. He hates it when his son attempts to sing and rudely interrupts him when he does.
* BadassBeard: An impressive BeardOfEvil.
* DodgyToupee: Wears a pretty obvious one.
* TheDeterminator: He built a castle in a swamp just to show the other kings it's possible to do so. It sank into the swamp. The same happened to the second castle. Guess what? He built a third castle in the swamp...which burned down, fell over, '''then''' sank into the swamp. But the fourth and current one stayed up.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a very deep guttural voice. This is actually a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, as Michael Palin was suffering from a cold when they were filming this character.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: He insists angrily that his son Alice -- sorry, ''Herbert'' -- should be practical and marry for money and "huge... tracts of land" instead of clinging to silly and useless romantic dreams. A rare version of the trope, as he doesn't really care what's best for his son, and is quite willing to let him fall to his apparent death.
* FurAndLoathing: Wears a large fur cape.
* {{Jerkass}}: You might, at first, think that he's just your typical FantasyForbiddingFather, not approving of his son's flights of fancy but ultimately just looking out for him. But as it turns out he really only cares about his personal gain; as soon as he sees another way of making some sort of profit, he sends his son falling to his (apparent) death without a second thought. Like everything else in the movie, this is PlayedForLaughs.

[[folder: The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog]]
!!The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

A cute [[WhiteBunny white rabbit]] who guards a cave. TropeNamer and TropeCodifier to KillerRabbit... if it wasn't obvious already.
* BadassAdorable: A very cute white rabbit capable of defeating a group of armed knights
* HairRaisingHare: Has apparently killed a fair number of people, and is possibly carnivorous("Look at the bones!").
* KillerRabbit: The TropeNamer, the Rabbit of Caerbannog is highly aggressive and deadly, tearing out the throats of several of Arthur's knights.
* LightningBruiser: It's very fast and agile and easily kills three probably highly trained knights in seconds.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Much more dangerous than an ordinary rabbit, but doesn't seem to be any more intelligent.

[[folder: The Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!]]
!!The Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!

A cartoon monster that appears out of nowhere. It quickly devours Brother Maynard and chases Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
* CartoonCreature: Well, it ''is'' a cartoon.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: It spontaneously ceases to exist when the person responsible for animating it dies of a heart attack.]]
* DiabolusExNihilo: It appears without any foreshadowing, eats someone alive, causes the legendary Knights of the Round Table to run in terror and then [[spoiler:suddenly disappears because its animator dies of a heart attack.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: It can be seen peeking out of a cave during the transitional animated scene after the Knights who say Ni! are defeated.
* EldritchAbomination: Treated as such in-universe, but its cartoony look is decidedly less-than-scary.
* ExtraEyes: Over twenty of them, in fact.
* NonindicativeName: The "Black Beast" is very colorful, actually.
* StylisticSuck: Like God, the Beast appears as an entirely unconvincing cutout animation, which is the entire joke.

[[folder: The Bridgekeeper]]
!!The Bridgekeeper
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TerryGilliam

He guards the Bridge of Death and asks each traveler 3 questions. If they answer correctly, they may pass. When answering a question wrong, an invisible force grabs the victim and throws him into the gorge of eternal peril.
* BeardOfEvil: A very sinister character with an EvilLaugh.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appears as a mad soothsayer telling Arthur and Bedivere where to look for the Grail before his iconic appearance as the Bridgekeeper.
* EvilLaugh: Possibly the first sign of his villainy is when he lets out an EvilLaugh in his first scene.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He is defeated when [[spoiler:King Arthur answers a question with another question. The Bridgekeeper admits he does not know the answer and is thrown away himself.]]
* TheseQuestionsThree: TropeNamer. His CatchPhrase is "Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see..."

!Neutral Characters & Other Annoyances

[[folder: Guards of Swallow Castle]]
!!Guards of Swallow Castle]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelPalin, Creator/JohnCleese

These guards refuse to believe Arthur is king and instead break the fourth wall, by lampshading his use of coconuts instead of a real horse. After that, they start a useless discussion if swallows are able to bring coconuts to England.
* BrickJoke: Their useless discussion does provide Arthur with a means to defeat [[spoiler: the bridgekeeper when he starts asking a question about swallows]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: King Arthur comes up to them and asks to recruit their master as one of his knights. They're more concerned with how he got his coconuts.
* TheFaceless: They're only seen from below the ramparts. The distance, fog and lack of luminosity do not allow to see their faces.

[[folder: The Corpses Collector]]
!!The Corpses Collector
->'''Played by:''' Creator/EricIdle

This man collects corpses at a village ravaged by the plague. He gets into an argument with a villager who wants to hand him over a still living man. The collector then solves the situation by killing the 'living corpse'.
* CatchPhrase: "Bring out your dead!"
* DeadpanSnarker: When king Arthur 'rides' past the collector and his customer, the customer verbally wonders who King Arthur was. The collector's answer:
--> "Must be a king. He hasn't got shit all over him."
* TheDungAges: Of all characters in the movie, he's the one who embodies the trope.
* NoNameGiven: He's never named by the movie.

[[folder: Dennis the Peasant]]
!!Dennis the Peasant
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelPalin

A 37-year-old peasant, whose community is based on a political system that's far too modern for the Dark Ages. It certainly has no place for a mythical king like Arthur, which Dennis openly shows. This starts another pointless discussion in which Dennis wants to prove that just wielding Excalibur is not a reason to boss people around.
* BerserkButton: Don't mistake him for an old woman, don't try to engage in conversation without asking his name, and whatever you do, don't go around insisting you're a king.
* DeadpanSnarker: Perhaps the most elaborate one in the movie, though he becomes less and less deadpan about it as his scene goes on.
* TheDungAges: Like the Collector, he embodies this trope. For all his ideas of modern democracy and politics, he's still a literal mud farmer.
* InherentInTheSystem: TropeNamer. "Come and see the violence inherent in the system!"
* JerkassHasAPoint: Subverted. While Dennis certainly acts like a jerk towards King Arthur, he does have a point about how wielding Excalibur should not be a basis for government...if he didn't live in the middle ages that is...
* MotorMouth: Never stops talking, and being ordered to be quiet just sets him off even worse.
* SophisticatedAsHell: The entire joke. It's really funny to see a mud farmer spout complex political philosophy.
--> You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!

[[folder: God]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GrahamChapman

God appears to the Knights of the Round Table and gives them the task to find the Holy Grail. He finds it annoying that people constantly consider themselves unworthy of His presence. His face is based on the cricket player [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W.G. Grace]].
* BerserkButton: Has grown ''really'' sick of groveling, apologizing, people saying they're not worthy...
* DispenseWithThePleasantries: Cant stand people groveling when He tries to tell something.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Well, of course -- He's ''God.''
* LargeHam: Despite being a poorly-animated cutout, He manages to be this thanks to Graham Chapman's voice acting; He speaks in a loud, booming voice and uses formal, stilted language... until He gets annoyed; then He starts ''ranting'' in a loud, booming voice.
* StopWorshippingMe: He dislikes it when people treat Him like, well...a God.
-->'''God:''' Its like those miserable psalms, they are so depressing.
* StylisticSuck: They don't even ''try'' to make Him, or the cloud He appears in, look convincing. This is of course part of the joke.

[[folder: The Historian]]
!!Frank The Historian
->'''Played by:''' John Young

This Historian tells the audience about Arthur's defeat at the hands of the French. He also explains that the knights continued their search separately. He is killed by a knight riding on a '''real''' horse. His death sets up the events happening in the end of the film.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: His death causes the film to end an anticlimax as the knights are arrested by the police for being well, knights]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqT2kmKPqeM A.J.P. Taylor]], who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".
* NoIndoorVoice: His short historical lecture is delivered in a very loud voice, with much gesticulation. Then again, the only time we see him he ''isn't'' indoors...
* NoNameGiven: Played with. When he appears, on-screen text refers to him only as "A famous historian," but doesn't give his name. However, when he is killed by the passing knight, the woman who runs up to him (presumably his wife) yells "Frank!"
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He appears only in one scene, and is killed off at the end of it.

[[folder: Prince Herbert]]
!!Prince Herbert
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TerryJones

The son of the king of Swamp Castle. He is very girly and does not like the fact he is used in an arranged marriage. When he wants to express his feelings, he starts singing, complete with cheesy music in the background, but this is always interrupted by his father, who hates singing. Being fed up with his life, he shoots a message out of the window, which is found by Lancelot. Lancelot thinks the message is from a princess and goes on a rampage to rescue Herbert.
* AmbiguouslyGay: He's either this, or CampStraight. The movie zig-zags a little on it -- though in ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' he is confirmed to be gay.
* DreadfulMusician: Singer, really, given that his father keeps interrupting him. Subverted that only his father dislikes his singing, the wedding guests are all more than willing to become his backup singers.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He nonchalantly shoots an arrow out of the window, which hits Lancelot's 'horse' and servant Concorde from probably miles away, judging from the change in scenery.
* MarryForLove: Perhaps. He starts to explain what sorts of qualities he'd like in the girl he marries, but as he chooses to do so in ''song,'' his father is quick to put an end to it.

[[folder: Roger The Shrubber]]
!!Roger The Shrubber
->'''Played by:''' Creator/EricIdle

Catches Arthur and Bedivere coercing an old woman by saying Ni to her. After expressing his disappointment in them, he reveals he is a shrubber. This gives Arthur an opportunity to bring a shrubbery to the Knights of Ni.
* TheCynic: Judging from what he says when calling out King Arthur, his outlook on the world isn't too bright:
--> "Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land. Nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress at this period in history."
* DeusExMachina: Its very convenient that a shrubber appears when Arthur needs a shrubbery.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The fact that "shrubbery" (a decorative bush) was also British slang for a prostitute (for the pubic hair reference) gives a new meaning to his introductory spech:
-->'''Roger: '''Yes, shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He has no qualms about calling King Arthur out on the fact he is coercing an old woman. In the real middle ages, this kind of disrespect towards a king would get him into trouble.

[[folder: Tim the Enchanter]]
!!Tim the Enchanter
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnCleese

A powerful and eccentric wizard PlayingWithFire. He tells the knights about the cave of Caerbannog and the Killer Rabbit. Naturally, he is called a liar when the knights see the rabbit, but has the last laugh when some of the knights get killed by the rabbit.
* BadassBeard: An impressive goatee.
* CassandraTruth: Tells the truth about the Killer Rabbit, in that it is a terribly dangerous creature, but gets ridiculed by the Knights of the Round Table. Guess what happens next...
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He vanishes completely after the Killer Rabbit scene, likely because he would have had to share scenes with Lancelot otherwise.
* CloudCuckooLander: Lampshaded.
--> '''Arthur''': What an eccentric performance.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He comes over as a very intimidating and evil looking wizard, complete with a black robe and horns on his hat, but is does not appear to be malevolent. He honestly warns the knights about the rabbit and only laughs at them when they stop taking him seriously.
* IgnoredExpert: A powerful enchanter who makes sound arguments to the knights regarding the ferocity of the killer rabbit, but they laugh him off anyway.
-->'''Tim''': Look at the bones!
* LargeHam: He even starts to spit drops of saliva when warning the knights about the Rabbit.
* MagicStaff: Has a simple wooden staff that is able to blow fire.
* NiceHat: Wears a hat with the horns of a ram on it.
* PlayingWithFire: Taken literally with the 'playing' part, since he does not do anything useful with his gift. Like roasting a certain rabbit, for instance.
* SomeCallMeTim: TropeNamer, but [[BeammeUpScotty does not actually use it]]. Amusingly, this was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] because Cleese forgot the character's name.
* TrrrillingRrrs: Occasionally, especially when he gets worked up.

[[folder: The Inspector]]
!!The Inspector

A modern inspector who investigates the Historians death. He is something of a running joke, in that he constantly appears at scenes where Arthur and his knights previously were. [[spoiler: He later appears at the end of the film, to arrest Arthur and Bedivere for allegedly killing the Historian.]]
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: Him appearing to arrest Arthur and his knights at the end.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Because of him, [[spoiler: the French basically won.]] [[MindScrew Probably.]]
* RunningGag: His appearances throughout the film.