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->''"I've seen knights in armour panic at the first hymns of battle. And I've seen the lowliest unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright; it's defined by one's actions."''
-->--'''Robin of Locksley'''

A 1991 movie based on the Myth/RobinHood legends, starring Creator/KevinCostner in the title role. The story is familiar; Robin, a crusader, escapes Jerusalem alongside a Muslim named Azeem (Creator/MorganFreeman), and they return to [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. They discover that Robin's father (Creator/BrianBlessed) has been killed by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Creator/AlanRickman), who is also now apparently a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade devil worshipper]]. They become outlaws, and steal from the rich and give to the poor. Men are made merry, [[{{Swashbuckler}} buckles are swashed]] and they all live HappilyEverAfter. (Except the Sheriff, obviously.)

The movie opened to decent reviews and was nominated for quite a few awards, including an Oscar. Noted for Kevin Costner NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent and Alan Rickman's [[HamAndCheese gloriously hamtastic performance]].

The Creator/MelBrooks 1993 parody ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' largely lampoons this movie, although it acknowledges other elements of the legend.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AdaptationDistillation: The movie excises Prince John entirely so as to give Robin a single, more direct nemesis in the Sheriff of Nottingham. It also pares down what are, in some versions of the myth, LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters from the Merry Men.
* AdaptationExpansion: At the same time, the movie strives to give Robin and those Merry Men a much more thorough background, pulling aspects from various other adaptations and adding a few new ones of its own.
* AgainstMyReligion: Azeem, a Muslim, is forbidden by his faith from drinking alcohol. Friar Tuck doesn't have this limitation.
-->'''Friar Tuck:''' Let us open a bottle and do our best to save each other's souls.\\
'''Azeem:''' Alas, I am not permitted.\\
'''Friar Tuck:''' Fine, then; you talk, I'll drink.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Mortiana is this trope perfectly when she encounters Azeem [[spoiler:(the 'painted man' she's been dreading will kill her)]].
-->'''Mortiana''': Please sir, have pity! Don't harm an old woman...!
* AltarTheSpeed: The Sheriff rushes Marian up to the Bishop's chambers and orders him to marry them. He keeps telling him to go faster and faster as Robin is pounding down the door.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The Sheriff blackmails Marian in to marrying him by threatening the lives of the children he captured in the raid on the Merry Men's camp.
* ArcWords: "I would die for [you/her]." Also shows up in the song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You."
* ArrowCam
* ArrowsOnFire: It's a RobinHood movie, after all.
** The Sheriff's men also use flaming arrows (and flaming catapults) when trying to kill the outlaws in the ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense forest]]''. Robin and and the other Merry Men are appropriately horrified.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Robin and Azeem somehow get off a boat in the south, wander all the way to the north of England and Hadrian's Wall, then double back to Nottingham in less than a day.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory:
** The opening credits feature the Bayeux Tapestry, which dates from the 11th century and depicts the recent Norman conquest of England. The film is set in the 12th century, during the Third Crusade. This is akin to showing images from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution in the opening to a movie about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
** When UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart shows up at the end, Robin greets him as "Your Majesty." The English sovereign wasn't called "Majesty" until the reign of Henry VIII, three centuries later.
** They also seemed to forget that Richard only spent about six months of his entire reign in England. He also forgave John and instead focused on regaining territory in UsefulNotes/{{France}}. Though this last bit is absent from pretty much ''every single version'' of the Robin Hood legend.
** There is also ''no way in hell'' that Marian, even as King Richard's cousin, would address him so familiarly as "Richard!", or not at least curtsy in his presence.
** Not to mention that Richard was only 42 when he died, much younger than [[spoiler: Creator/SeanConnery]] was the time of filming.
** The song Will Scarlet sings to mock Robin when Robin and the Merry Men first meet is set to the melody of "Pop Goes the Weasel," the first recorded mention of which is found in the mid-19th century. Granted, it probably originates from an earlier time, but not ''five hundred years'' earlier.
** Barbarian Celts, more befitting Roman times, during the era of the Crusades.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In the audio commentary, MorganFreeman admits to not having done enough research to know that Muslims do not pray with hands clasped, as Christians do.
* AttemptedRape: As soon as the bishop declares them man and wife, the Sheriff proceeds to force himself on Marian.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: In the middle of the Celts' raid on the Merry Men's camp, Robin starts dumping chestfuls of gold coins on the bloodthirsty marauders. And they stop right in their tracks to pick up said booty, every last one of them, seeming to completely forget about the raging battle surrounding them that they initiated.
** When he is StormingTheCastle, Robin pauses to do a DoubleTake at the Sheriff's statue, which previously was defaced to include the scar Robin gave him. Though as noted below it's almost more of a ChekhovsGun.
* AudienceSurrogate: Guy of Gisborne. After Nottingham delivers his "I'll cut your heart out with a ''spoon!''" line, the scene switches to some undefined time later, with Guy [[TheWatson asking the question that is now on every audience member's mind]].
* AwardBaitSong: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You."
* BadassPreacher: Friar Tuck is just as good a fighter as any of the other Merry Men. When he's sober, anyway.
* BerserkButton: Many characters have them. Most notable is Friar Tuck, who is righteously angry at the corrupt Bishop.
* BigBrotherWorship: Her reaction to his death suggests that Marian loved her brother Peter dearly.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Marian reluctantly accepts the Sheriff's marriage proposal when he implies that he will execute her handmaiden and the children captured in the raid on Robin's camp otherwise.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Happily averted; Azeem is still standing by the time credits roll]].
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: By a ''[[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown sword]]'', no less.
* BrassBalls: John remarks that Robin's are made of solid rock following their quarterstaff duel.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: While he's actually addressing Marian and Robin, Friar Tuck looks right at the camera and appears to be speaking to the audience with the last line of the movie.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Sheriff of Nottingham embodies pretty much any and all indicators of {{cartoonish supervillainy}}, up to and including [[HollywoodSatanism Satan worship]].
** In his defense, it more seemed to be Mortianna involved in those things; she raised him, so she naturally had an influence on his belief system. The Sheriff goes to her for advice and (somewhat reluctantly) goes along with certain things, but there's little to show he actively practices any of it himself.
*** Case in point, he does insist on a ''Christian'' priest performing his wedding to Marian. Heck, the fact alone that he waits to be officially married before forcing himself on her shows that he does have ''some'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]].
*** However, in the extended cut of the film, there is a scene where Mortianna advises him to, "Recruit the beasts that share our god." It should also be noted that said Christian priest is a willing stooge of the Sheriff, albeit more out of cowardice than conviction. Make of it what you will.
*** Realize also that a marriage performed by a pagan priest would not have been recognized by the Church of England and [[PragmaticVillainy he would have been outright declared a rapist and pagan and refused what he wanted - nobility.]]
* CatScare: When Marian is trying to locate the source of a sound, a hissing cat leaps onto the table before her, just before a soldier throws her down onto it.
* CatapultToGlory: Robin and Azeem are thrown over the castle wall by catapult after the Sheriff orders the gate closed.
* ChekhovsGun: The knife Nottingham gave to Marian.
** Similarly, the statue that the Sheriff had made of himself, which gets used as a battering ram in the climax. Also counts as a ChekhovsGag as various characters pause to look at the scar that someone added to the statue after Robin and the Sheriff's first fight.
** The portrait of a young Robin (seen hanging in Locksley Hall early in the film) looks an awful lot like [[spoiler:Will Scarlet, who is secretly his illegitimate half-brother]].
* ChekhovsSkill: Firing an arrow amidst distractions.
* ChildByRape: What Mortianna wants the Sheriff to beget by Marian. When he drags her into the chapel for the forced marriage, Mortianna declares that Marian is "ripe" and will produce a son.
* CloseCallHaircut: Robin cuts off a lock of the Sheriff's hair during the final fight.
-->'''Robin''': [[BadassBoast If I must, I'll take you a piece at a time]].
* CompositeCharacter: The Sheriff has a similar personality and appearance to the Sheriff from ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'', but adds the black magic activities of the TV series's other villain Baron de Belleme.
* [[CorruptChurch Corrupt Clergyman]]: The Bishop of Hereford is a textbook example. He willingly works with the Satan-worshipping Mortianna and the Sheriff of Nottingham to sanction marital rape; previously, he had helped to accuse their enemies (like Robin's father) of witchcraft so they could be justifiably murdered. He did it all for money. After [[BigDamnHeroes Robin and Azeem interrupt the ceremony]], the Bishop flees into another room and starts trying to pack up as much treasure as he can before fleeing. Of course, that's when [[BadassPreacher Friar Tuck]] comes in...
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: The TropeNamer. Guy of Gisborne eventually works up the nerve to ask the Sheriff [[StatingTheSimpleSolution why he wouldn't just use a knife...]]
-->'''Nottingham''': Because it's ''dull'', you twit! [[ColdBloodedTorture It'll hurt more!]]
* DeathByChildbirth: Averted, but Fanny comes awfully close until Azeem steps in.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Robin's father finds that he is alone against a few dozen men loyal to the Sheriff, who give him one last chance to join them.
-->'''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis GOD... AND...]] [[BattleCry KING RICHARD!]]'''
* DestinationDefenestration / DisneyVillainDeath: How Friar Tuck deals with the corrupt Bishop.
* DisneyDeath: Robin swings from a burning rope. It breaks; he falls; everyone assumes he's dead. Guess what.
* DueToTheDead:
** When Robin gets home and finds out what's become of his father in his absence, his first action (after he gets over his very understandable freak-out) is to give his father a proper burial.
** Later, the same care is given to those who lose their lives during the woodland invasion.
** Robin keeping his promise to Peter, to deliver his ring to Marian and offer her his protection, may also count as this trope.
* ExactWords: When Friar Tuck confronts the corrupt bishop, he promises not to "strike a fellow man of the cloth." He then loads him up with his ill-gotten gold and [[DestinationDefenestration defenestrates him]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After all the horrible things he's done, the Sheriff is outraged at the notion of forcing himself on Marian before they are properly married. He seemed to have no problem with forcing her ''after'' they were married though.
** He also balks at recruiting the Celts, describing them as "eaters of their dead".
* EvilIsPetty: "Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings...and call off Christmas!"
* EvilSoundsDeep: Michael Wincott as Guy of Gisborne.
* EyeScream: Duncan, Lord Locksley's retainer, had his eyes cut out because he refused to believe the accusations leveled at his master. The fact that he's the only servant left on the Locksley estate when Robin arrives suggests he might have been the only one who resisted.
** Robin kills the executioner by shooting him in the eye with a flaming arrow to keep him from executing the outlaws.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Robin stabs the Sheriff in the heart, using the dagger that Marian had given him - which the Sheriff had previously given her.]]
* {{Fanfare}}: The opening music.
* FatalFlaw: The Sheriff's is his arrogance. Rather than kill Robin immediately once he's cornered, he takes a moment to gloat, looking at Marian. That moment is all Robin needs to turn the tables.
* FauxAffablyEvil: For all his LargeHam and LaughablyEvil tendencies, the Sheriff of Nottingham is ''WORSE'' here than he is almost ever portrayed. He is not only a murderous asshole, he is a ''devil worshipper''.
* FollowTheLeader: The film duplicates so much from the immortal series ''RobinOfSherwood'' that the creators of the latter actually briefly wondered whether they should sue. They quickly decided against the inevitable hassle and stresses, and just waved it all off.
* FriendToAllChildren: Friar Tuck. When the Sheriff's men infiltrate the forest dwelling, he rounds up several of the kids and herds them to safety.
-->'''Friar Tuck:''' This way, my lambs.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Sheriff invites the Celtic chieftain to the council with his allies, one of them questions his abilities. The chieftain takes a burning log out of the fireplace and calmly presses it against his own palm. Others are impressed and the council continues, while, in the background, the chieftain is visibly stifling a scream, even biting his hand.
* GodHelpUsAll: As the Celts prepare to attack the village, Azeem gasps, "Allah be merciful."
* GroinAttack: This is how the brief fight between Robin and an armored Lady Marian ends.
** Also, part of how Robin defeats Little John in their fight is to sneak up on him and hit him in the crotch with the staff.
* HeroicBastard: Will Scarlet, who is [[spoiler:Robin's illegitimate half-brother]].
* HolierThanThou: The Bishop.
* ImStandingRightHere: A rather amusing use of this, as the recently-blinded Duncan curses the Moors and Saracens, with Azeem sitting right next to him.
-->'''Duncan:''' Curse those Moors and Saracens. Were it not for their ungodly ways, Master Robin would never have left. [''{{beat}}''] What manner of name is "Azeem?" Irish? Cornish?
-->'''Azeem:''' ''Moorish''.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Mortiana is on the receiving end of this from [[spoiler: Azeem, who's using the same spear she tried to kill him with seconds before]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Both played straight and subverted. The subversion is in Robin actually ''missing'' a shot. Sure, he was DistractedByTheSexy (so to speak), but come on. He's ''Robin Hood''.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: The Sheriff of Nottingham punches out [[YouHaveFailedMe an unfortunate henchman]] who's wearing a helmet and a chain mail coif, and doesn't even flinch.
* IOweYouMyLife: Azeem's whole reason for being in England.
* JoinOrDie: The Sheriff of Nottingham gives Lord Locksley the choice to join up or die. Cue DyingMomentOfAwesome.
* KickTheDog: The Sheriff of Nottingham [[CardCarryingVillain embraces his role as the bad guy]]:
-->'''Sheriff of Nottingham:''' Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they ''love'' him for it?\\
''[Scribe nods]''\\
'''Sheriff:''' That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans. No more merciful beheadings. ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And call off Christmas!]]''
* LargeHam: Creator/AlanRickman, so very much. He only took the part on the condition that he got to play it however he wanted.
** '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''' AND SeanConnery are in the movie. [[OneSceneWonder AND they both only have one scene]]. SeanConnery isn't even listed in the credits!
** Nick Brimble (Little John) sometimes seems to be making up for {{BRIAN BLESSED}} only having one scene by doing a damn good imitation of him in half his own scenes.
* LetMeGetThisStraight:
-->'''Sheriff''': Just a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public...and they ''love'' him for it?!
* LicensedGame: Received a video game adaptation for the NES. [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2007/01/30/robin-hood-prince-of-thieves-nes-review/ Spoony reviews it here]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: As mentioned under ReCut, below. [[spoiler:The Sheriff grew up thinking Mortianna raised him after he was orphaned, but she reveals that she's actually his birth mother. She's a Bride of Satan, and her master plot is to have the Sheriff wed Marian, steal the kingdom from Richard, and father the next King of England - putting her bloodline on the throne.]]
* MakesUsEven: The Sheriff invokes this by slashing Robin's chin with his sword before their FinalBattle begins as payback for the scar Robin left on his cheek.
* MamaBear and PapaWolf: Fanny and Little John, who are this way about each other as well as their kids.
-->'''John:''' What are you doing, woman? Where's the little 'uns?
-->'''Fanny:'': They're safe, they're with my mother.
-->'''John:''' You gone and bleedin' cracked, girl? You'd get hurt!
-->'''Fanny:''' I've given birth to eight babies, don't you talk to me about getting hurt, you big ox! Anyway, I am not gonna just sit here and let one of them die, am I?
-->'''John:''' You should be bloody well mindin' the other seven!
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Wulf, the eldest son of Fanny and Little John, has seven younger brothers and sisters (the youngest of whom is born midway through the film). Wulf is the only one whose name is ever mentioned.
* MedievalMorons: Most of the Merry Men.
* {{Misblamed}}: A meta-example; the film is rather notorious for the fact that most of the cast, and Kevin Costner in particular, lack a British accent. What we consider a British accent today is a fairly recent innovation, and having characters speak with said accent doesn't make them any more or any less accurate to the time period.
* {{Multishot}}: Robin fires two arrows at the same time.
** There's even a [[LampshadeHanging nice nod to the improbability of this]] as a quick shot shows Robin biting some of the fletching off one of the arrows, presumably to make it go wide and hit a second target.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The Sheriff of Nottingham somehow makes the order to "close the gate" sound utterly badass. Also the lines "Get some troops in here!" and "What are ''you'' waiting for?! Get on with it!"
* NeutralFemale: During the final fight between Robin and the Sheriff, Marian ([[JustifiedTrope who is unarmed]]) does her best to stay out of the way, though she doesn't hesitate to [[ImprovisedWeaponUser throw whatever she can get her hands on]] at the Sheriff when his back is to her. She even appears to be preparing to strangle him with her bare hands at one point, though he disrupts the attempt.
** She also trips him up by kicking a bench at him and burns him with a candle. We can safely say this is in averted-territory.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Wulf recognizes Will in the crowd on his way to be hanged. Angry over [[spoiler:his apparent betrayal, he attacks him. The Sheriff recognizes Will in the scuffle and, upon hearing of Will's "failure" to kill Robin, adds him to the condemned. When the hangman comes up short a noose due to the addition, he ties Will to the planted barrel of gun powder. Now Robin can't shoot the barrel to save them.]]
* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: When the Sheriff's men apprehend Marian and turn her entire household upside down, they specifically let the elderly and blind Duncan escape so he can lead them back into Robin's encampment.
--> '''Will Scarlet''': ''(with more pity than malice)'' Poor old blind fool led 'em straight to us.
* NiceToTheWaiter: We know Marian's a good person because she treats her servants well and she brings purses full of money to church on Sunday to give to the poor. Conversely, we know the Sheriff's a jackass for many reasons, but among them are the way he treats his scribe and Guy of Gisborne (who is his own ''cousin'' in this).
* NoodleIncident: We never learn what caused Azeem to be imprisoned, other than that it involved a woman named Jasmine.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent:
** Costner's Robin Hood mostly sounds like he's from Nebraska.
** Also SeanConnery, but that goes without saying.
** Also Christian Slater.
** Hence, Creator/MelBrooks did the famous TakeThat when in ''[[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Men in Tights]]'', his Robin comments "Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent". Then again, the language used in England in the 12th century was nothing like what we call English today (Received Pronunciation/Standard English being recent developments). In fact it wasn't English at all, but Anglo-Norman French.
* OhCrap: Duncan's reaction to learning, belatedly, that Azeem is a Moor. A more serious one is after the Merry Men defend their forest home from hired thugs. Robin looks out towards the Nottingham soldiers in the distance, with flaming arrows and trebuchets, and says "My God" in sheer terror. Also when Mortiana and Azeem see each other for the first time, each having heard all the horror stories about the other.
-->'''Mortiana''': The painted man!
-->'''Azeem''': The witch!
* OutdoorBathPeeping: Gender reversed.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck me, he cleared it!"
* PreMortemOneLiner: Right before throwing the corrupt Bishop out of a window, Friar Tuck offers this beauty.
-->'''Tuck:''' ''(adding one more pouch of coins to the bundles he's already shoved into the Bishop's arms)'' Here's thirty pieces of silver... to pay the devil... ''on your way to '''HELL!!'''''
* ProducePelting: As the sentenced-to-hanging men are led out to the gallows, many of those watching throw assorted vegetation at them.
* ReCut: The extended version adds in 12 minutes of new footage, including an entire subplot with the Sheriff and Mortianna. [[spoiler: She's his biological mother and uses him as a pawn in her EvilPlan to get Nottingham on the throne in King Richard's absence.]]
* RecycledTrailerMusic: Disney uses the main fanfare in the promotional clip that plays as soon as one of their [=DVDs=] is loaded.
* RelativeButton: Guy of Gisbourne intentionally pushes the button, mocking the death of Robin's father to make Robin attempt to fight him right then, when Guy is surrounded by mooks, and be duly slaughtered. Fortunately for Robin, Azeem was there to talk some sense into him.
-->'''Guy:''' Your father died a coward, cursing your name and squealing like a stuck pig!\\
'''Azeem:''' ''[grabs Robin as he starts to move toward Guy]'' You will bring no justice to your father by dying today!
* TheResenter: Will Scarlet towards Robin. In the latter half of the movie, we find out why when Will reveals that [[spoiler: he's Robin's illegitimate half-brother.]]
-->'''Will Scarlet''': I have more reason to hate you than anyone.
* RousingSpeech: Azeem's speech to the people of Nottingham, which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
-->'''Azeem''': ENGLISH! ENGLISH! Behold, Azeem Ibn Bashir Al-Bakir! I am not one of you, but I ''fight!'' I fight with Robin Hood! I fight against a tyrant who holds you under his boot! If you would be free men, than you must fight...join us now! Join Robin Hood!
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Marian is King Richard's cousin, making her a member of the Plantagenet royal family. She refuses to leave her home and join her mother in London because "I am the King's cousin; it is my station to look after his people while he is away!" She gives refugees the freedom to camp on her estate and distributes money to the poor. She's also quite the ActionGirl, as shown in her introductory scene.
* RunningGag: Robin seems incapable of meeting ''anyone'' without getting in a fight.
* SamusIsAGirl: Marian is introduced masked, and it's not until she lets out a high-pitched scream when Robin sticks her hand in a candle that her identity is revealed.
* SayMyName: Marian's infamous "Robiiin!" and his slightly more restrained "Marian!". In the beginning, Lord Locksley uses this as a BattleCry, screaming his loyalty to King Richard during his last fight.
* ScaryBlackMan: Azeem to the British. Less so to audience, considering he's played by Creator/MorganFreeman.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Kevin Costner in the movie poster.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Sheriff and his conspirators.
* ShootTheRope: To save the kid! Played with in that Robin has to shoot it twice, as the first arrow only frays it.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To both ''Film/RobinOfSherwood'' and ''Film/RobinAndMarian'' in its own ways.
* StopDrowningAndStandUp: Robin and Little have this conversation after they're both knocked into the water after a quarterstaff battle;
-->'''Robin of Locksley:''' Do you yield?
-->'''John Little:''' I can't bloody swim!
-->'''Robin of Locksley:''' Do you yield?
-->'''John Little:''' Yes!
-->'''Robin of Locksley:''' Good. Now put your feet down.
-->'''John Little:''' ''[finds that he is standing in less than 2 feet of water]'' I'll be buggered.
* StormingTheCastle
* StoutStrength: Brother Tuck is able to pull a ''horse cart'' full of beer barrels after Robin takes him hostage and makes him pull the cart back to the outlaws hideout.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Little John can't swim at all, and concedes defeat to Robin when he thinks he might drown. It turns out that the water in which he's floundering only comes up to his thighs.
* {{Swashbuckler}}
* SwordOverHead
* SwordSparks: Mostly against stone pillars.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Azeem chucks his sword at Mortianna while she is in full sprint, and hits her square on. And she goes ''[[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying across the room]]'' and hits the wall! It's hinted there may be something mystical at work here, as Mortianna prophesies that Azeem will be the one to kill her, something he seems to feel as well. Averted a few minutes before this, when Robin's sword breaks a little above the hilt, and he throws the remainder at the Sheriff.
* TragicKeepsake: Lord Locksley's medallion to Robin. Later, briefly, to Marian as well when she believes Robin to have died during the battle at the woodland hideout.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Well, they're not peaceful, and they're not villagers, but they're farmers who have no combat training.
* TrickedIntoEscaping: Duncan is allowed to escape so that he can be [[TrickAndFollowPloy followed back to Robin's camp]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Marian at times.
* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler: Will Scarlet, who was the son of Robin's father and a woman he was involved with after the death of Robin's mother. Lord Locksley broke it off with the woman (and basically abandoned his second son) because the affair upset Robin.]]
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Friar Tuck's above-mentioned line about "thirty pieces of silver" is a Biblical reference; this was the amount of money that Judas Iscariot was paid to betray Jesus Christ. However, the way the line is delivered and the shocking defenestration which follows are both so incredibly badass that some viewers didn't really catch the reference.
* ViolentGlaswegian
-->'''Mortianna:''' Recruit the beasts that share our god.
-->'''Sheriff of Nottingham:''' Animals?
-->'''Mortianna:''' From the North.
-->'''Sheriff of Nottingham:''' You mean Celts. They drink the blood of their dead.
* WaterfallShower: Taken by Robin.
* WeddingDay: The finale.
* WeddingDeadline: The Sheriff actually gets married to Marian before Robin can stop it, but he dies pretty shortly thereafter. Happens again when King Richard interrupts Robin's and Marian's wedding.
* WorldOfHam: To be expected with a cast like Creator/AlanRickman and '''Creator/BrianBlessed'''.
* YouAllMeetInACell: Robin and Azeem.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Sheriff disembowels Guy of Gisborne after stating "I can't allow a lieutenant to fail me." (At least he didn't use [[IronicEcho a spoon]].) Made arguably worse by the fact that Guy is the Sheriff's cousin, and only seconds before the killing, [[MoodWhiplash the Sheriff had been embracing and consoling him over the failure]].
* YouKilledMyFather: The Sheriff did this to Lord Locksley, which he makes clear to Robin when they confront each other for the big climax.
** [[spoiler:More in the sense of You Stole My Father, Will Scarlet blames Robin for their father leaving his mother. In the end, the two reconcile.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: The Sheriff goes through one of these after Robin and the outlaws put paid to a large chunk of his EvilPlan to overthrow the King.
-->'''Sheriff''': In ten days time, the barons are coming. Robin Hood has stolen what I was to pay for their allegiance, and I am [[SurroundedByIdiots surrounded by fools]] who do not realise my obligations!
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