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[[caption-width-right:330:[-Yes, it does look like a serious PeriodPiece until you hear the dialogues...[[note]]From left to right,\\
top: [[ManChild Yvain]], [[BigEater Karadoc]], [[IneptMage Merlin]], [[TheComicallySerious Father Blaise]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lancelot]], [[LovableCoward Bohort]];\\
center: [[GeniusDitz Perceval]], KingArthur, [[BloodKnight Léodagan]];\\
bottom: [[TheMistress Démetra]], [[TheIngenue Guenièvre]], [[DeadpanSnarker Séli]].[[/note]]-] ]]

->''"Seigneur, je me vouerai tout entier à la noble quête dont Vous m'honorâtes. Mais avec l'équipe de romanos que je me promène, on n'est pas sorti des ronces."''[[labelnote:translation]]''"Lord, I will devote myself entirely to the noble quest which You honored me with. But with the team of dumbasses I'm lugging, we're not out of the brambles yet."''[[/labelnote]]
-->-- '''King Arthur'''

''Kaamelott'' is a French series. It was created and written by Alexandre Astier and broadcast on French channel '''M6''' since 2004. The show's four first seasons (called "livres", French for "books") were composed of short episodes (about 3 and a half minutes each.) Early seasons consisted of humorous depictions of daily life at King Arthur's court and of the knights' ineffective quest for the Holy Grail; but as the author grew more self-confident, it got spiced by more and more continuity (including RetCon at some point), half-serious story arcs. The fifth season then had longer episodes (7 minutes) and a DarkerAndEdgier tone.

The sixth season aired in October 2009; it depicts Arthur's youth in Rome (partly filmed in the décors of [[Series/{{Rome}} the series of the same name]], in Cinecittà.) Alexandre Astier also plans to make three movies.

''Kaamelott'' originally replaced another successful series, ''Series/CameraCafe'' but soon became even more popular.

The series can be watched for free [[http://www.kaamelott.info/ online.]]

Has a [[Characters/{{Kaamelott}} character sheet]].

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!![[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_qui_tiens_ma_vie Belle qui tiens ma vie, Captive dans tes tropes]]:

* AgonyOfTheFeet:
** At the end of "Séli et les Rongeurs", Séli, chasing a mouse with a heavy mallet, hits Karadoc right on the foot.
** In "L'Assemblée des rois, 2ème partie", Grüdü hits the weaponmaster's foot with the handle of his axe, making him hop away while ranting.
* AllJustADream: The whole episode "Dream On".
* AllMenArePerverts: ZigZagged: While Arthur certainly has no problem with keeping up to four official mistreses, he's the only one to seem interested in sex. Karadoc reluctantly agrees because kids need to be made somehow (but refuses to learn how to French- [well, Roman-] kiss), Lancelot is saving himself for Guenièvre (to the point that he doesn't know how to do the deed once with the woman he loves), and Perceval is completely innocent (or completely idiotic). Léodagan is apparently faithful, though Séli worries that with Arthur's philandering he might start acting differently.
* AltumVidetur:
** King Loth is very fond of meaningless Latin quotes, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it.
--->'''Loth:''' ''Tempora mori, tempora mundis recorda''. There. This, for example, doesn't mean anything, but it has effect as if it did.
** Some episode titles are in Latin -- including every one of Livre VI (fittingly, as they mostly take place in AncientRome).
* AnachronismStew: Gleefully embraced.
** Romans and Huns and Vikings and Saxons and Burgonds and Moors and Picts and Byzantines... all trying to invade Great Britain.
** Venec knows an Egyptian architect who specializes in building pyramids.
** The Knights of the Round Table are often displayed in full plate armor, used in the 15th century, while the story takes place in the 5th century.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: After Yvain accidentally causes people to believe Léodagan and Séli are dead (turns out there's a difference between "the Elephant of Cameliard" and "the Orphan of Cameliard"), Arthur gets a great deal of messages asking about their deaths, most of them quite joyous.
* {{Angrish}}: The weaponmaster is once reduced to (the French version of) this during an argument with Grüdü.
* AnimalAssassin: Grüdü the Bodyguard fears a [[ScaryScorpions scorpion]] attack on the king, given that a Roman imperator [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident has been murdered like that]].
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Aelis, the first time she meets Arthur. He instead suggests she'd become a mistress... but ''she'' almost threatens to rape ''him''.
-->'''Arthur:''' I'm warning you: if you touch me, I'll scream.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Arthur, to the Lady of the Lake (see the OurGodsAreGreater entry below); also, in Livre VI, one that is never answered, about the arranged marriage between Arthur and Guenièvre. ("And if the chap doesn't manage to pull the sword out of the stone, is the marriage still happening?")
* ArrangedMarriage: Arthur and Guenièvre. Arthur makes it perfectly clear that he has married her for purely political reasons.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Almost literally in Livre II, episode "Le Terroriste":
--->'''Lancelot:''' And what are the grounds for your incarceration?\\
'''Fearmac:''' Terrorism and insects possession.\\
'''Lancelot:''' "Insects possession"?\\
'''Fearmac:''' Yeah, at the time I had lice...
** In Livre VI, during a war council, right after everyone acknowledges that Loth tried to betray them, he justifies himself with a philosophical speech. Léodagan slowly walks away, then comes back with a spiked hammer.
--->'''Léodagan:''' (''calmly'') I am willing to forgive you for your attempted coups, your crooked schemes, your bogus alliances and everything else... However, if you don't shut up right now, and ''for good,'' (''points the hammer'') [[TranquilFury I'll use this to flatten your balls]].
* AwfulWeddedLife: A variation with Léodagan and Séli, in that they're just as horrible to each other as they are to others, and they often agree on certain subjects, like getting their children high positions in Arthur's court.
* BadassBoast: Méléagant (essentially Chaos made human) has a nice one in the beginning of Livre V.
-->'''Méléagant:''' Me, when I have nothing to do here anymore, I retire... Not one drop of water, not one ray of sunshine. I dry up from head to toe into a small corpse under a heap of leaves... Seasons come and go and ignore me... And then, one day, the raven says it's heard in the distance someone who begins to cry again. "Guenièvre! Guenièvre!" So I open one eye, I crawl, eating snow, licking stagnant water... And my enemies shudder, for when they see me drink, they know I have come back.
* TheBartender: The innkeeper.
* BearTrap: Séli once tries to stop Karadoc's nightly raids on the kitchen with some of these. It doesn't work. Karadoc even ''adds a few'' so that no-one would bother him while he's stuffing himself in his room.
* {{Beat}}: Quite possibly the most used gag on the show, usually with [[OnlySaneMan Arthur]] unable to respond to whatever absymally stupid comment was just made except by staring and sighing.
* BedTrick:
** As with the original Arthurian legends, this is how Arthur was conceived, Pendragon using Merlin's Polymorphic Potion to take the appearance of Gorlay since he lusted after his wife, Ygerne. Arthur is dubious about the story, however, since to his knowledge [[IneptMage Merlin]] is hardly able to cook anything, least a Polymorphic Potion.
** Lancelot is shown asking Merlin for one, but backs down when asked who he wants to be.
* TheBerserker: [[BerserkButton DO]]. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass NOT]]. [[UnstoppableRage GET]]. [[LovableCoward BOHORT]]. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome DRUNK]].
* BerserkButton:
** Don't get in-between Karadoc and food (or try to sell him bad food).
** The weaponmaster is ''extremely'' touchy about his father's one-leggedness.
** Gods help you if Bohort calls you a nonbeliever...
** Letting Guenièvre realize there isn't marzipan anymore, after she ate it all, is NOT a good idea.
** The things you won't survive if you do/say them in front of Father Blaise: peeing on the Chapel's wall, being Perceval telling a story, singing/whistling/playing something that is not a fourth, a fifth or a unison.
** Call Arthur "The Cornwall Boar". Go ahead. We'll PassThePopcorn.
* {{BFS}}: Father Blaise is seen waving one around when there are people pissing outside the chapel.
* BigDamnHeroes: In Livre V, Anna tries to convince Arthur to intercede with Léodagan for Loth and her. When he refuses, she has Loth [[spoiler:[[ShockAndAwe zap him]] and puts a knife to his throat. Then [[TheDitz Guenièvre]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome bashes the both of them on the head with a stick]]. Arthur can only ''stare'']].
* BigEater:
** Karadoc. Just to put it in perspective, for those who don't know the show: in an episode, Arthur asks Karadoc how many meals he eats in a day. The answer? If you count daytime meals and night snacks, Karadoc has eleven meals a day. ''Eleven''.
** Although Karadoc is the obvious one, the other characters are no slouches. An ordinary three-hour lunch can involve two different meat dishes, poultry, cheeses... The weaponmaster, who keeps himself fit on dried fruits and water, pokes fun at their eating their own weight in meat three times a day or having the same diet as a bear and then being surprised that they don't feel up to the afternoon sword training.
** When chieftains have meetings at Kaamelott, two boars per person is considered a plausible average (there might be some who only eat one, so they can pass it to those who eat three).
* BlatantLies: In "L'abstinent", Arthur goes to great lengths to [[ItMakesSenseInContext hide to his wife that he has sex with his mistresses]]. Even when she finds him and the twins naked and panting.
* BookEnds: The unofficial {{pilot}} for the series was a ShortFilm titled ''Dies iræ''. The last episode of Livre VI, closing the TV series, is titled "Dies iræ".
* BrutalHonesty:
** Léodagan. All the time.
** Elias of Kelliwic'h isn't shy about the truth either, especially toward Merlin.
** Lancelot in an episode, toward Arthur.
** No-one has any problem with calling people morons to their faces in-universe.
* BullyingADragon: The Witch Hunter whom, because of his religious fanaticism and his hatred toward magic, throughout the show attacks and/or tries to coerce/intimidate both Arthur and Merlin. Granted, the first is the most tolerant and liberal king in the world, and the latter is a rather IneptMage. Yet, bullying someone in charge of a country, invested of a holy mission by the gods, or a man with ''freaking magic powers'' is still a spectacularly bad idea.
* BurnTheWitch: The Witch Hunter (le Répurgateur)'s shtick. To the point that ''everybody'' he accuses of witchcraft would end up at the stake if Arthur didn't put a stop to it. In a pilot episode, he tries this ''on Arthur himself'', naturally resulting in the Witch Hunter ending at the stake himself. (Too bad Arthur didn't follow up with actually burning him.)
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: King Loth is so used to backstabbing his allies, when accused of betrayal in a prequel episode, rather than denying he ''readily admits'' that he probably did, since it looks very much like his style -- even though he doesn't remember this particular instance.
* CalvinBall:
** Perceval is fond of totally unplayable games like "Contre-sirop" (Counter-syrup), "Raitournelle" (Raitornello), The Pélican (which involves filing a hundred artichokes from the smoothest to the most rough), and anything with lots of dice.
** There's one other characters play, called Owl's Ass. [[BatteriesNotIncluded Rules Not Included]].
** One episode feature a ball game with chaotics and obscures rules, (only Bohort seem to know them and is used as a judge) that look like Calvin Ball.
* CatchPhrase:
** Early in the series, Karadoc teaches Perceval his very personal strategy to avoid looking like a idiot when he doesn't understand what he's told: answering a noncommital "That ain't wrong..." and letting his interlocutor assume he understood just fine. Given Perceval's utter stupidity, he uses it quite often... Expect it at least once in any conversation he has with anyone smarter than him (i.e. basically everyone).
** It doesn't take much for Bohort to state, "''Nous allons tous mourir !''" ("We're all going to die!")
** "''C'est de la merde.''" ("This is shit."), can be heard from Karadoc several times, when he gets to taste some bad food.
** Léodagan's favorite method of dealing with problems is pointing three catapults at it.
* CerebusSyndrome: When [[spoiler:Lancelot left Arthur because of the blatant incompetence of the Round Table]], the tone began to change, and at the end of the fourth season, everyone was warned that the fifth season would be DarkerAndEdgier. This trope is indeed called "Fr/EffetKaamelott" in the French section of the Wiki.
* ChekhovsGun: In Livre VI, when Arthur discovers a dagger under his tutor's pillow, and then when, during the preparation of a party at Villa Aconia, the urban militia is not allowed to search her room. At first, it only shows the viewer that Aconia may be [[BadassBookworm more than a tutor]]. It reappears later, [[spoiler:when Arthur has to kill an Ostrogoth chief during the party to be promoted Dux Bellorum, while Glausia forbade weapons in the villa.]] That dagger was first seen in the first season's episode "La Coccinelle de Madenn" (Madenn's Ladybug).
* TheChosenZero: In one episode, the kingdom runs into a problem that only Merlin can solve. So Arthur says, "Wait a minute, are you telling me our last hope is Merlin?" Cue concerned looks between all characters and Bohort saying it: "We're all gonna die!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: King Loth
-->'''Loth:''' I have just one question: When are we betraying?
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** Karadoc
** Perceval, although it is suggested that he might be TheFool, and eventually MessianicArchetype.
** Pellinore (Perceval's [[spoiler:adoptive]] father) is another serious hardcase.
** In fact, in this show, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} works a bit like DeadpanSnarker: there are characters who are always like this (Perceval, Karadoc, Kadoc, Hervé de Rinel too), and the rest of the cast who get into that territory on some occasions (yes, even ''Arthur'', in an episode).
* ColorCodedCharacters: The Knights of the Round Table:
** Arthur -- brownish red;
** Léodagan -- navy blue;
** Lancelot -- white;
** Karadoc (plus his brother and his wife) -- red;
** Perceval -- light blue;
** Bohort -- green;
** Calogrenant -- dark green.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Happens quite often.
** If we have to quote one -- Arthur in "La Pâte d'Amandes" ("Marzipan"), answering Guenièvre's BerserkButton:
--->'''Guenièvre:''' (''hysterical'') But before that, my life was crap, you understand!!! Greeting the chief-of-this, the king-of-that; always polite, always pretty... Symbol of the Briton Nation... There must be some compensations to all those bullshits! Always got to care of something, especially you because you got "responsibilties", AND WHO TAKES CARE OF ME IN THAT TIME?? WELL YES, now that there's no marzipan anymore, I'm milling around, I AM ON EEEEEDGE!!! (''sobbing'')... I've got no friends, no hobbies... Since you don't touch me, I can sit on the facts of love, figuratively speaking, so I buried myself in marzipan... And when I look at you, and I see the way you treat me, I think I better go from here to Rome by foot to get some marzipan because it's actually the best thing that ever happened to me...\\
'''Arthur:''' (''thoughtful'') I don't think that you're really the "Symbol of the Briton Nation"...
** From another episode, where there are more knights than there are seats around the Table:
--->'''Arthur:''' (''having explained this to Perceval'') And from this, you deduce...\\
'''Perceval:''' Uh... That not only we need to give him some space, but we also need to find him a chair.
* TheComicallySerious:
** Father Blaise
** Sallustius in Livre VI.
* CoolGate:
** One appears in "Stargate". Unfortunately, instead of leading from the throne room to some hellish world populated by the fiercest creatures in Creation, it leads to outside the chicken coop.
** In "Stargate II", it leads to [[Franchise/StarWars a desert planet]] with BinarySuns, with a LaserBlade sword.
** "The Transport Arch" has one that looks vaguely magical (they hauled Merlin along to check, but being Merlin...). Instead of leading to the demonic planes as they feared, it leads to somewhere in northwestern North America.
* CoolHelmet: {{Inverted|Trope}} and parodied -- the knights avoid putting on their helmets as much as possible, because it make them look stupid (even more than usual, as Perceval is called upon to demonstrate in "Spangelhelm").
* CoolSword: Excalibur, a longsword that catches [[FlamingSword on fire]] when wielded by a person with an exceptional destiny.
* TheCorrupter: Méléagant. Who or what he is stays unclear, but it is hinted he's incredibly ancient. With a mix of guile and carefully-used magic powers, he works at corrupting Lancelot even further than he already was, [[spoiler:and push a depressive King Arthur toward suicide]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Arthur; Léodagan; Loth; Séli; Galessin... To be honest, those five are just the most regular; almost every character of the series gets some snarky lines. Even Lancelot.
* DeathOfTheOldGods: The Lady of the Lake is both a servant of the Celtic pantheon and of "the one god", implying the former is in fact welcoming the rise of Christianity. Merlin, on the other hand, is less than thrilled.
* {{Dedication}}: The last episode of the series was dedicated to French actor Creator/LouisDeFunes. Its final scene uses the music of one of his movies, ''Film/{{Jo}}''.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance:
** Even though Arthur is very ahead of his time, this trope is sometimes used to remind the viewers that no, despite the way they're talking, the protagonists are not modern people in fancy costumes, but really Fifth Century barbarians.
--->'''Loth:''' Kids, those days, they read, they read... end result: they're still virgin at ten.
** One episode has Arthur discussing various upcoming executions. Léodagan thinks burning them alive is still good, Lancelot suggests drawing and quartering (it's more suspenseful, you don't know whether the arms or legs will come off first), as Arthurs floats the idea of abolishing the death penalty. Everyone, including Lancelot, looks at him like he's crazy.
* DemotedToExtra: Morgane. She is normally the King's half-sister but is reduced to a {{Psychopomp}} in the series, who shows up only twice.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: A "Rock Stone" that turns sand into water (along with the PhilosophersStone, the Moonstone...).
* DisguisedInDrag: Grüdü is once disguised as "the most beautiful woman in Kaamelott" to trick Attila. Goes well beyond PaperThinDisguise, and yet the Hun is still fooled, to Grüdü's dismay.
* TheDitz:
** Guenièvre, though she has some moments of brilliance.
** Most especially Kadoc, Hervé de Rinel, and the Burgundian King.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Perceval; for all his foolishness, he can sometimes prove surprisingly insightful. Even Léodagan admits it once (about celebrating the birth of Alexander the Great):
-->'''Perceval:''' What do we care about a guy who's been dead for centuries?\\
'''Léodagan:''' [[ICantBelieveImSayingThis This is going to sound weird, but...]] I rather agree with him.
* TheDungAges: Arthur is one of the rare few in the series remotely concerned about personal hygiene. Some supporting characters have never taken a bath in their lives, and are in fact unacquainted with the very concept. "Saponides et détergents" has Arthur force Roparhz and Guethenoc to take a bath ("Why'd they put a watering trough inside?" "And upstairs too?") so they'll be presentable for a delegation to the Roman emperor. Roparhz reveals he's been wearing the same shirt for fifteen years (without removing it), and later we're told that after changing the bathwater ''three times'' it's still back with a layer of grease.
* DungeonCrawling: Several of the earlier episodes are typical underground explorations, with plenty spoofs of [=RPGs=]. [[OneOfUs The series' author is an avowed RPGer]] (notably, of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'').
* EarWorm: In-universe example with "À la volette". Just like Arthur, now every fan remembers this traditional French song. Because it stays.
* ElementalEmbodiment: In Livre VI, some of the celestial "Ladies" we see debating over the fate of Arthur and Britannia are such; besides the Lady of the Lake, who's obviously linked to water, there is the Lady of Stones, the Lady of Wood and the Lady of Flames.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** The weaponmaster ("le maître d'armes")
** The innkeeper ("le tavernier")
** The witch hunter ("le Répurgateur")
* EvilSoundsDeep: Méléagant. Ooh boy, Méléagant.
* ExcaliburInTheStone: Yes, in this version of the Arthurian myths, the sword Arthur pulled from the stone always was Excalibur. The exact details of this event are told in Livre VI, the prequel season. He can also put it back in the stone, letting anyone in the Realm to try pulling it out -- and by their failure, remind the people that he's TheChosenOne of the gods.
* EyeCatch: The early seasons, having the shortest episodes, had two broadcasted side-by-side and separated by an eye catch (without commercial). Those were mostly short gags or scenes from the pilot episodes or ''Dies iræ''. One was original, though: Arthur pulling Excalibur from the stone and stumbling into a pond as a result. This scene ends up being {{retcon}}ned by the final season, and thus non-canon.
* FacePalm: Often.
* {{Fainting}}:
** Arthur once fainted when Perceval appeared to have said something intelligent.
** Perceval once faints when Arthur gave him a compliment. He had to bring him back to repeatedly slapping him him while yelling [[PunctuatedPounding "Wake up! You are a disgrace!"]]
* FastForwardGag: Used at least twice, the first time being a clear ShoutOut to ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''.
* {{Flanderization}}: On two characters:
** Hervé de Rinel. At first, he was the less talkative Knight of the Round Table. Then, in Livre III, he became quite an idiot. Then, in Livre IV and V, he became so idiotic that even the chief of the MedievalMorons came to see Arthur and tell him that "Life is too hard for someone like him..."
** Karadoc, even though he is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} already]] [[SmallNameBigEgo quite]] [[{{Jerkass}} damaged]], still manages to get this.
** InUniverse with the swordmaster. Since he eats very little meat, a lot of vegetables and water (see BigEater), other characters have started going on about how he lives on seeds. He doesn't take kindly to that accusation.
* FlatWhat: A lot.
* FoodFight:
** Between Arthur, Karadoc and Perceval with cottage cheese.
** One of Perceval and Karadoc's "training methods" involves fighting with salami nunchucks, another the theoretical aspect of fighting with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fenouil.jpg fennel]] (turns out you don't grab it by the stalk and bludgeon people with it, you grab the round part and stab with the stalk).
* FreudianTrio: The main leaders of the kingdom:
** Arthur -- Ego
** Lancelot -- Superego (sometimes replaced by Bohort)
** Léodagan -- Id
* FunetikAksent: Any transcription of the Burgund king's lines ends up with this.
* FunWithHomophones:
** A bit of fun is to expect every time the Huns are discussed (since in French, it sounds like "un", i.e. "a/an" or "one").
** Angles are another barbarian tribe trying to invade Britannia... not the angles of the map.
** Degrees, being used for both angles and temperatures, also confuses Perceval.
* {{Gasshole}}:
** The Burgund king pretty much farts as punctuation.
** Karadoc is also often described as such.
* GeniusDitz: Perceval
* GenreSavvy: Father Blaise, and, to some extend, Arthur and the other knights.
-->'''Father Blaise:''' (''after being asked why he notes everything'') To fit you into the legend! May I point out to you that between your dead horses and your ill horses, ''I'' have a legend to write!
* GirlfriendInCanada: Played with. [[CampStraight Bohort's]] wife is summoned to Kaamelott, but Bohort maintains that she arrived very late at night, after everyone went to bed, and has retired to her chambers with seasickness -- which is why nobody may see her. Turns out he's telling the truth.
* GiverOfLameNames: Gauvain & Yvain.
** Especially Gauvain. "Knight of the Pancreas", indeed.
--->'''Gauvain:''' First, we're joyful. Second, we travel by foot. Therefore, I suggest an appropriate nickname... The Gay Ramblers.
** As for Yvain, he once went around calling himself "The Orphan of Cameliard" (see the entry for AndThereWasMuchRejoicing), after the big grey animal with a really long nose.
* GlobalIgnorance: A lot of characters besides Arthur.
** Hervé de Rinel, after a grand tour of Britannia, concludes that the island is round. Worse than that is when he adds, to be more convincing, "I went around it twice to be sure!"
** Séli has basically no idea of geography: she doesn't know where Aquitaine, the Pyrénées, or Burdigala[[note]]Roman name for the city of Bordeaux[[/note]] are.
** And then there's Robyn:
--->'''Robyn:''' But wait, isn't there a common border between Britain and Byzantium?
** Perceval somehow manages to go around introducing himself as "Provençal le Gaulois" (Provencal the Gaul) instead of "Perceval le Gallois" (Percival of Wales).
* GlowingEyes: Arthur and Léodagan are afflicted by this for a while after Merlin misfired a spell (to make plants grow...). Léodagan especially isn't happy about the pinkish glow of his eyes.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Parodied in the episode "Silbury Hill II", with Arthur and Co. trying to hide [[spoiler:an alien visitation (maybe)]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: While complaining about the enormous appetites, drunken singing and lack of manners of the clan chieftains Kaamelott is hosting, Séli adds:
-->'''Séli:''' And then they fight with the servants.\\
(''[[{{Beat}} blank stare from Arthur]]'')\\
'''Séli:''' They fight ''with'' the servants.\\
(''[[{{Beat}} blank stare]]'')\\
'''Séli:''' They ''grab'' the servants, and they use them to--
* HangingJudge: Léodagan, Minister of Justice. He also burns people at the stake -- in his defense, that's considered entertainment.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: An entire episode ("Spangenhelm") is dedicated to this trope (along with an aversion of CoolHelmet).
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Léodagan
* HistoricalInJoke:
** Calogrenant, the king of Caledonia (Scotland), shows up with his butt wrapped in a quilted bedcover because his armor has rusted from a fall in a puddle. However the rules of the Round Table specify that every knight must show up properly dressed OR dressed in his country's traditional garb. Thus, the improper but convenient improvised quilted bedcover skirt retroactively becomes the official costume of Caledonia.
** Also, when Karadoc invents the croque-monsieur.
* HonestJohnsDealership / SnakeOilSalesman: Venec can provide you anything for really decent prices.
* HowWeGotHere: Two in one for Livre VI. Eight episodes out of nine are about how Arthur became king of Britain and recruited his knights, and the first begins InMediasRes with a fight at Villa Aconia and gradually explains what led to it.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Perceval introducing his magically-created clone: "Don't know why, but he's a real dumbass."
** When Bohort describes his brother Lionnel as a complete coward. The looks on the faces of the other knights say it all. [[spoiler:Turns out he's ''right'' -- compared to Lionnel, Bohort is downright badass.]]
* ImStandingRightHere: Subverted; while the characters are absolutely not averse to insulting each other to each other's faces, they never actually complain (goes hand-in-hand with the DysfunctionJunction and BrutalHonesty nature of the show).
* IneptMage: Merlin. He claims that he's a druid, not a mage, but he's not that great a druid either.
* InfantImmortality: Averted offscreen.
* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: The Burgund king seems to find some Briton words inherently funny, notably "biography".
* InsistentTerminology:
** Livre V -- "Don't call me 'Sire'."
** Don't call either Arthur and Anna "brother" or "sister" without specifying "half-" before.
* InvisibilityCloak: Played with. Merlin is unable to turn people invisible, but got around it by designing invisibility ''panes'', which makes anyone hiding behind them invisible. Just make sure you remember where you put them.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: Merlin, as a druid, can turn into various animals. However, he doesn't control it much and follows whatever animal spirit governs the week.
* IronicEcho: At the beginning of the first episode of Livre VI, the Roman aide-de-camp tells his troops, "Hey, guys, guess what we're eating tonight? [[FlatJoy Hare]]." At the end, when [[spoiler:Léodagan]] is made chieftain, he roars, "Hey, guys, guess what we're eating tonight? [[BloodKnight ROMANS]]!"
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Karadoc and Perceval once have a fight when Perceval tells Karadoc he's stupider than he is fat. Karadoc replies that he's just as much the one as the other.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn:
** The episode "L'Interprète" has the following discussion:
--->'''Father Blaise:''' Oh, I wanted to ask you: How did you get into the burgundian culture?\\
'''Interpreter:''' (''surprised'') Burgundian culture? I didn't even know there was one. No, I wanted to study Modern Greek, but it was full; the only languages left were Burgundian or English. '''English'''! But that's even less widespread.
** In another episode, when Merlin tries out "modern medecine" instead of magical healing, Arthur tells him it will never catch on. Though that's understandable, considering the best Merlin could come up with was throwing salt in an open wound....
* IWantGrandkids: Séli (and Léodagan, to a much lesser degree). Here, it's for a self-serving reason: If their daughter produces the heir to Britain, the family's position is guaranteed. Unfortunately, the biggest obstacle is that neither Arthur nor Guenièvre has any interest in the other, yet Séli keeps buying fertility potions.
* KavorkaMan: Arthur. He has a wife, seven mistresses, and several other affairs along the series. Yet he is a [[TheStoic never-smiling]], impatient, rude, average-looking jerk. His success is often attributed to his status, but he even had affairs ''before'' being the king. However, he does treat ladies with respect, takes baths, and the fact that he is the OnlySaneMan in the show helps a lot.
* LargeHam:
** Élie Semoun as the Witch Hunter.
** The weaponmaster, whenever in training mode.
** The Burgund king.
* LawfulStupid: Grüdü (yes, the Viking barbarian reared by polar bears) can follow orders to the exclusion of common sense. For example, when he and the swordsmaster are guarding the front gate, no-one is guarding the back gate. If he goes to guard it, that's dereliction of duty. If the swordsmaster goes, he's a deserter. [[LetsYouAndHimFight While they argue semantics]], the assassins slip in unimpeded.
* LethalChef: Séli
-->'''Séli:''' Well, I cooked something that's not too shabby: some kind of tart, with onions, cabbage, celery and spices.\\
(''they taste it'')\\
'''Séli:''' So?\\
'''Bohort:''' (''embarassed'') It's... interesting...\\
'''Arthur:''' The more interesting part being: how do you manage to cook something that foul with normal ingredients.\\
'''Séli:''' (''shocked'') Foul???\\
'''Bohort:''' Well, you can say it's... um, a ''peculiar'' taste...\\
'''Arthur:''' It's incredible, it's like eating dirt, and cow dung, and gravel, it smells like a henhouse, but it really is celery and onions. It's amazing.
* LoopholeAbuse:
** Arthur gets out of having to duel Karadoc (for having stolen his wife) by invoking an obscure tradition of "spouses exchange" from Vannes (where Karadoc comes from). Karadoc, who wasn't eager for the duel either, is thrilled by this.
** Séli and the Jurisconsult in Livre V; the latter tries to extort privileges (namely "bed and meals" at the expense of Kaamelott) from the former by pointing out that as a "magistrate", he is supposed to be legally considered a "distinguished guest". Séli's reaction? Ordering a full plate of stale crusts of bread for him ("We're supposed to give you "bed & meals", nowhere it is said that it should be ''good'' meals.") and removing the pillows and blankets of his bed ("You got the bed, right? Then pillows and blankets aren't mandatory.").
* LovableCoward: Everybody except Arthur, Lancelot, and Léodagan. Bohort stands out as the most acute case.
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: Does it ever. Despite ''multiple'' warnings (including a seer who goes into a trance to tell him not to do it), he still goes ahead with it.
* {{Malaproper}}:
** Perceval and Karadoc's dialogues are hilarious when they try to use big words.
--->'''Karadoc:''' (''to Arthur, through the door of his bedroom'') We are wily-nilly used by you to achieve on an end!\\
'''Arthur:''' What???\\
'''Karadoc:''' We are willy-nilly used by you to achieve on an end!\\
(''beat'')\\
'''Arthur:''' (''opening the door, thoughtful'') You are ''unwillingly'' used by me to achieve ''my'' ends?\\
'''Karadoc:''' Oh yeah, that's better...\\
'''Perceval:''' The turn of phrase is more gradual...\\
'''Arthur:''' ... Clearer?\\
'''Perceval:''' Clearer, yeah.\\
'''Arthur:''' (''half-proud, half-amused'') Did you notice that I understand you better and better?\\
'''Perceval:''' Yes, that's what I was just thinking about right now.\\
'''Karadoc:''' Quicker and quicker, at least.\\
'''Perceval:''' It's more spindly!\\
'''Arthur:''' ... More fluent?\\
'''Perceval:''' Right.
** The Burgund king has no idea of what he's saying, including such gems as "the flower in the bouquet withers... and is ''never'' reborn!", "I appreciate fruits in syrup", "Not change plate for the cheese!" and "strong in apples". He also starts sniggering at "biography".
* ManipulativeBastard:
** Méléagant
** Also, Mevanwi is a ManipulativeBitch.
* MedievalMorons: From the peasants to the knights. It's even the reason [[spoiler:Lancelot left the Table.]]
* MidnightSnack: Karadoc often sneaks to the kitchen in the middle of the night, as do other characters. In one episode, Séli tries putting traps to prevent this, as there's a big feast coming up. [[spoiler:Too bad Karadoc already took the food to his room, and mined the way there with more bear traps...]]
* MistakenForGay:
** Lancelot in-verse.
** Bohort (Bors), who was [[MistakenForGay assumed]] [[AmbiguouslyGay to be gay]] by the audience until the writer [[{{Jossed}} showed him married]] in one episode, just because he was tired of this assumption.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Grüdü has a nightmare about a creature that's half scorpion, half bear, [[TooManyHalves and half scorpion again]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Several bath scenes, [[FanDisservice including one with Karadoc]] (thankfully using HandOrObjectUnderwear).
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: After the pope commands Arthur to build a cathedral, they turn to [[HonestJohn Venec]], who has an Egyptian architect whose previous work was in pyramids, a sweet deal for a large amount of pine, and leftover statues from a whorehouse. Sadly, Britain will not see the first pyramid-shaped pine cathedral/brothel, as they're out of funds.
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering:
** The Knights of the Round Table on an average day. Arthur once manages to turn a heated discussion on Léodagan refusing to pave the roads in his kingdom by making a RousingSpeech that leads to a MisfitMobilizationMoment as the Knights of the Round Table, finally united in their Quest for the Holy Grail, set off... only for one to point out that they can't really get anything done near Léodagan's kingdom, seeing as the roads aren't paved... Arthur just slumps back down in his seat as the exact same argument starts again.
** The assembly of the Kings of Logres, once every four years, is even worse.
--->'''Hoël:''' (''slamming the table'') You're the worst bunch of slackers of the whole Celtic World!\\
'''Loth:''' I won't ever come back, let it be said, I'll do it, I'll stay home, ''[[PrecisionFStrike shit]]'', I've had enough...\\
'''Léodagan:''' (''pointing toward Arthur'') We already have one governing like a woman, we aren't going to start a collection, right?\\
'''Arthur:''' I'll give you fifteen days of hard labor, you'll see if it feels womanly!
** In Livre VI, the council of the "Ladies", even though they are divine beings, is shown to be just as bad as the mortals.
* NotThatKindOfMage: Merlin often claims that the reason he's an IneptMage is that he's a ''druid'' -- stuff like having a roof over his head (for his laboratory) cuts his powers by half. However, it's also seen that he's not that great a druid either (he can't read druidic, for starters).
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Arguments between Arthur and his family-in-law are common. Unusually, Léodagan often sides with Arthur against his wife.
* OnlySaneMan: Arthur, and (in his own opinion) Lancelot.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Excalibur only lights up when held by someone with an exceptional destiny, and will always comes back to TheChosenOne. Unless stuck in the stone, in which case only the rightful King of Britain can pull it out.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: Well, hard to tell, since they're heard but not seen. Still, from Arthur and Léodagan's account, they're [[ZergRush quite numerous]].
* OurGodsAreGreater: Played with. The series is creatively ambiguous about which gods, if any, exist. Arthur has formally converted to Christianity for the sake of convenience but isn't much of a believer (in fact, he prays to Mars at one point), and retains an overtly pagan druid on his payroll. It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Arthur when the Lady of the Lake tries to make Arthur feel guilty for praying to Mars.
-->'''Arthur:''' Praying to Mars?? (''laughs'') Praying to Mars...\\
(''beat'')\\
'''Arthur:''' ... Yeah, Maybe. So What?\\
'''Lady of the Lake:''' Are you kidding me?? You're praying to a Roman god! May I remind you, for your information, that you're ''quite'' commited to a quest in the name of the One God...\\
'''Arthur:''' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Because the One God is Celtic?]]\\
'''Lady of the Lake:''' (''bewildered'') Huh... Hmm... Well, he's the One.\\
'''Arthur:''' Yeah, right. And you, with your orange hair and your skin as white as a dairyman's crap, you're not Celtic?\\
'''Lady of the Lake:''' Yes, at first...\\
'''Arthur:''' (''sharply'') "At first"? What, you're working half-time with the ones, half-time with the others? ''Religion is a mess''. Admit it and let me pray to whoever I want. Doesn't prevent me from searching for your damn Grail, anyway.
* ParrotExposition: The Burgond king, once he "learns" to speak Briton, does this a lot. Arthur once manages to broker a peace treaty between Kaamelott, the Burgonds and their Viking allies by telling the Viking the Burgond agreed to give him his lands.
-->'''Sven:''' And... he agrees?\\
'''Burgond King:''' He agrees!
:: Also works as a HistoricalInJoke, as this probably refers to the creation of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Normandy Duchy of Normandy]]
* PerpSweating: Bohort is subjected to this from Blaise and Arthur in episode "Le Donneur" ("The Snitch").
* ThePigPen:
** Most of the peasants, since it's TheDungAges. Arthur forces ThoseTwoGuys to take a bath at one point:
--->'''Arthur:''' So what's the water look like?\\
'''Gethenoc:''' Still black, and there's a layer of grease floating.
** Amongst the knights, Karadoc stands out. Mevanwi once threatens to break up with him if he doesn't start taking baths. Once he figures out that he can eat while in the water, he agrees that he can maybe take one or two baths a year.
* {{Pilot}}:
** The amateur short movie ''Dies iræ'', produced with most of the original cast before any TV series was considered.
** As well as ten standalone episodes, created to test the format; they are more or less part of the {{Canon}}, although there were a few casting changes before the series proper.
* PlatonicProstitution: Perceval in episode "L'Habitué". He has been seeing the same prostitute for a long time now, but only for talking. What we hear him tell the prostitute is one of the most heartwarming moments of the show.
* PokeThePoodle: Bohort's "insults".
* {{Prequel}}: Save for the last episode, all of Livre VI.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: {{Invoked|Trope}} by Venec, who doesn't attack people he has done business with (and will likely do business with again); he ''will'' rob them on occasions, though.
* {{Psychopomp}}:
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankou Ankou]].
** And Morgane for heroes like Arthur. Although she was a bit early...
* {{Public Domain Character}}s: Most of the cast.
* QuipToBlack: A rare [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. Most episodes end with a {{beat}}, a black screen and a one-liner (either [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] or [[TheDitz absurd]]).
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Knights of the Round Table. God, where do we start? [[TheFool Perceval]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karadoc]], [[LovableCoward Bohort, Gauvain, Yvain]], [[BloodKnight Léodagan]], [[TheDitz Hervé de Rinel]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lancelot]], [[{{Jerkass}} Galessin]]...
* TheRainman: Perceval
* RapidFireComedy
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: There are a few during the series, but the scene of the Round Table in "The Return of the King" (in Livre V) is often considered a raging, liberating, howling-at-the-moon MomentOfAwesome by the fans, considering whom it is given to. Context: by some improbable twists of fate, Karadoc (who, in Livre V, is [[CloudCuckooLander that]] [[{{Jerkass}} kind]] [[TheDitz of]] [[UpToEleven character]]), has been crowned king by his wife [[ManipulativeBastard Mevanwi]]. Then, when Arthur came back from a quest, during the Round Table meeting, he and Perceval invite Arthur, and give a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to every knight in attendance, and to Arthur in particular (they don't know the purpose of Arthur's quest, i.e. find out if he's got children somewhere). A speech to which Arthur replies with one of his own, delivered in one of the calmest voice ever, with a bittersweet music in the background.
-->'''Karadoc:''' Sir Arthur is back from a quest; maybe he can say something about it?\\
'''Arthur:''' No.\\
'''Perceval:''' Come on, at least tell us if it was successful, don't be shy.\\
'''Arthur:''' (''sighs'') ... No, it wasn't.\\
'''Karadoc:''' Okay... No Comment...\\
'''Perceval:''' (''sarcastic'') I can see that there have been some major achievements, this week, again. What did you heroes do, apart from scratching your own feet?\\
'''Léodagan:''' You know what "we heroes" have to say to that?\\
'''Perceval:''' Yeah, right... When it comes to being unpleasant, you're proficient.\\
[...]\\
'''Karadoc:''' No, it's okay, do nothing. Finding the Grail will be a piece of cake...\\
'''Perceval:''' It's not that difficult to put some effort in it...\\
'''Karadoc:''' (''getting angry'') Sir Arthur, apparently you travelled across the whole country by foot; don't you think you could have taken a look? No no, me myself an me, always, always, always!!!\\
'''Perceval:''' (''disappointed'') You really didn't bring anything back? Not even a small clue?\\
(''Arthur shakes his head'')\\
'''Karadoc:''' (''sarcastic'') Well done, then. Everyone else? Any news?\\
[...]\\
'''Perceval:''' (''thumps the table'') I can't believe it! You think you can fool us?!\\
'''Karadoc:''' I'm warning you...\\
'''Arthur:''' (''interrupts'') I did build a stronghold, at least.\\
'''Perceval:''' ... What?\\
'''Arthur:''' (''very calmly, with a put out look'') For the Grail. I did build a stronghold. Kaamelott, they call it. I sought and hired knights in the whole kingdom; in Caledonia, in Carmelid, in Gaunes, in Vannes, in Wales; I ordered a big table, to have the knights sitting together; I ordered it round, to prevent having a knight sitting in a corner, or at the end of it; it was complicated, so I tried to explain what was the Grail, to make sure everyone understand; it was hard, so I tried to laugh, to make sure nobody got bored; I failed; (''stares at Karadoc and Perceval'') but I don't want anyone to say that I did nothing. Because it's not true.\\
(''silence'')\\
'''Perceval:''' (''embarrassed'') Come on Sire, you know you must not take what we say seriously; you know that we are fools...\\
'''Arthur:''' (''nods, depressed'') Stop calling me Sire.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Not quite a running gag, but it happens a few times.
** In one of the pilot episodes, "Les Funérailles d'Ulfin", Arthur is attending the funeral of an elderly noble... only to have the "dead guy" waking up (just as the pyre is being lighted) and asking what's going on. When he makes an unfortunate comment, Arthur is very tempted to put him ''back'' in the grave.
** In Livre I, "La Mort le Roy Artu", Father Blaise endeavors to have tourists visiting Kaamelott to bring some money to the coffers. The visit of the castle ends up with... the tomb of King Arthur. Because it's solemn. Arthur is rather bothered by this; Blaise thus changes it to... visiting the tomb of Queen Guenièvre.
--->'''Lancelot:''' Perceval, what are you doing here?\\
'''Perceval:''' I'm taking the tour.\\
'''Arthur:''' ''What'' tour? You ''live'' here, you complete moron!\\
'''Perceval:''' Yeah, but they take you places I've never seen! Apparently we can visit your tomb, that's got to be worth looking at.
** Episode "Always" of Livre II is all about the characters reacting (and getting all philosophical) over the report of Perceval's death. Turns out he just has been very sick, and shows up at the end.
--->'''Arthur:''' But you're not dead, you bastard?!
** [[TheBard A bard]] once announces the funerals of King Loth. As it happens, you [[UnreliableExpositor shouldn't listen to everything bards sing]].
** Léodagan and Séli are once believed to be dead by their kingdom of Carmélide, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing. When Léodagan learns that it was caused by Yvain's latest poor choice of a moniker (he was going for "the Elephant of Cameliard", but got it mixed up with "Orphan"), his father is ''not'' amused.
** Lancelot makes his reappearance in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLk3XTTr_6A a rather sinister fashion]]:
--->'''Guenièvre:''' I thought you were dead?\\
'''Lancelot:''' Not yet, not quite.
* RetCon: Quite a few, since the first Livre was just a succession of funny episodes without any plot. Those are always minor details, though.
* RiddleMeThis: Attempted by Merlin against Elias, but backfires when Merlin chooses stupid riddles and/or makes mistakes.
-->'''Merlin:''' (''to Elias, in a solemn tone'') What is small... and chestnut brown?\\
'''Elias:''' (''deadpan'') A chestnut.\\
'''Merlin:''' (''shocked, to Arthur and Lancelot'') Damn, the bastard's good.
* RingOfPower:
** Arthur's ring of weapon control. [[spoiler:A gift from the Roman Emperor.]]
** Loth's power to throw lightning seems to come from a ring too.
* RunningGag:
** Léodagan ordering siege engines even when they are unnecessary/useless, or trying to set up a watchtower network against sea invasions.
** The Lady of the Lake offering pointless advice and being unable to be seen or heard by anyone except Arthur -- and Perceval being completely unable to grasp this.
** Perceval's stories always involving old people.
** Arthur being interrupted everytime he sings the pavane "Belle qui tiens ma vie".
** [Character searching a word, asking to Arthur] > [Arthur suggesting the right word] > "Nah, [said word], that's everything happening in the countryside, isn't it?"
* SarcasmBlind: Perceval
-->(''after Perceval tells him that he's going to relate his last adventure'')\\
'''Arthur:''' I imagine that this really will be ''[[SarcasmMode epic]]'', once more.\\
'''Perceval:''' Well, no, I guess that this will be quite lame.
* SayMyName: Can happen. Notably, that one time Arthur finds [[ItMakesSenseInContext a string of sausages in his bath...]]
-->'''Arthur:''' KARADOOOOOC!
* {{Seer|s}}: Prisca
* SeinfeldianConversation: Prominent throughout the show. Most of the humor involves characters of the Arthurian legends involved in day-to-day routines, with dialogue to match.
* SeriousBusiness:
** Father Blaise is ''not'' happy with the introduction of the tritone (a.k.a. ''diabolus in musica'') in religious music.
--->'''Father Blaise:''' The next person I catch whistling a pagan interval, I'M REPORTING HIM TO THE POPE!!!
** Also, Venec once screws up and is left with an unsaleable shipment of unaged goat cheese. Karadoc asks to look at it, since he might have a use for it... and goes ballistic. When Venec asks how much Karadoc will give for it, he just ''stares'', and Perceval has to tell Venec that he has to leave now.
* ServileSnarker:
** Angharad (Arthur and Guenièvre's maid)
** Drusilla (Aconia's servant in the Rome prequel)
* SexIsCool: Usually completely averted.
** The main character, Arthur, cheats so many times on his wife with numerous mistresses or one-night stands that he would be considered a lecher nowadays. Everytime his relationships are evoked, it becomes a source of comical relief or even humiliation for him or his wife. Oh, and of course, the only woman he doesn't touch at all is his wife.
** When it comes to the rest of the knights, five of them are seen with a wife throughout the show: Léodagan, who seems to be quite faithful (emphasis on the ''quite''); Bohort, who live away from his wife and took a vow of chastity; Karadoc, who considers sex to be "something necessary to make children, and that's it"; Lancelot [[spoiler:(once he eloped with Guenièvre)]], who doesn't even know how to make love theoretically; and King Loth, who never mentions his wife without the word "bitch", or other synonyms.
** And, last but not least, the only time in the show that a sexual intercourse is not shown in a funny way (Arthur and Mevanwi) is the point where the show gets DarkerAndEdgier.
* SexlessMarriage: Arthur & Guenièvre; Bohort & Berlewen to a point (he claims to have children)
* ShakyPOVCam: The minotaur in a pilot episode.
* ShellGame: Perceval, thanks to his IdiotSavant status, ''never'' loses at this game.
* ShockAndAwe: King Loth can throw lightning.
* ShoutOut: A lot.
** Two episodes are named "Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}"...
** And one of them features [[LaserBlade a lightsaber]] from [[Franchise/StarWars a desert planet with several moons]].
** Also, an episode called "Film/ThePhantomMenace".
** Another has Arthur visiting central Europe, gets bitten in the neck by a local, and gets [[OurVampiresAreDifferent all moody, grows long fangs and cellos start playing in the background whenever he talks]].
** A guy called [[RobinHood Robyn]], fighting for the poor...
** In Livre IV, there's an episode with a dialogue between Arthur and Lancelot copied on the one in ''Film/{{Heat}}''.
** Venec, slave trader (among other activities), explains in an episode that he's got an Egyptian architect, and that he had to give three gladiators to get him at Glastonbury fair. Glastonbury is a town which is heavily related to the Arthurian Myths (it is supposed to be a possible location of the Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur's grave can be found in the Glastonbury Abbey).
** Two for ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'': The equivalent of the inquisitor is called the Witch Hunter ("Le Répurgateur"). And one episode even mentions a dungeon full of Skavens.
** In Livre V, the episode where Arthur comes back to Kaamelott is called [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "The Return of the King"]]...
** Actually, there is a quite a lot of episodes with a "shouting" title. Without quoting those above, we can find: "Literature/AngelsAndDemons", "All the World's Mornings" (a french novel), "Franchise/AloneInTheDark", "VideoGame/DoubleDragon", "Film/LifeIsBeautiful", "[[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Dream On]]", "Film/{{GoodFellas}}", "[[Film/ShakespeareInLove Arthur in Love]]"... and many, ''many'' others.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Perceval and Karadoc. To the point that, in some occasions, they manage to ''brag about how they epically failed a mission as if it was a victory.''
* SmugSnake: King Loth; Léodagan
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In-universe examples:
** One example is the InNameOnly druid Merlin. He was supposed to set off a fireball, (which he couldn't if his life depended on it) and, well, failed to do so.
** Reversed (or maybe inverted) in an episode featuring Merlin's long-time rival Elias of Kelliwic'h. As Elias threatens Merlin and King Arthur, his magical staff begins to glow eerily, prompting everyone in the room to take cover. Elias is initially puzzled by their reaction, then explains that, "Oh no, no, it always does this. It's just for show."
** Merlin once tried to cast a confusion spell during a battle, but he needed a shark tooth, which Perceval and Karadoc had been sent to get. Four hours later at the tavern, they get it into their heads that the tooth itself is cursed and throw it in the fire. Merlin casts the spell with a ferret's tooth instead, and the resulting missile is so pathetic the enemy army trips over itself with laughter, allowing Kaamelott to attack and claim victory.
* SpinOff: The ComicBookAdaptation; seven albums thus far.
* SpiritAdvisor: The Lady of the Lake to Arthur. Though she's not very good at it....
* StraightEdge / TheTeetotaler: The weaponmaster
* StrategySchmategy: Arthur, when he is playing with the Burgundian King at a strategy game which he doesn't know any rules.
* SurroundedByIdiots: A great deal.
* TakeOurWordForIt:
** Live version. Almost every battle only shows the commanders of the Briton army crying about the total inefficiency of their troops.
** Also, the series not having a big special-effect budget, monsters (dragons, goblins, minotaur, giant snake...) are just described or heard (or already dead), but carefully stay off-screen.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** Karadoc & Perceval.
** Roparzh & Guethenoc.
** Yvain & Gauvain.
* TooDumbToLive:
** Half of the Knights of the Round Table are just plain incompetent.
** The [[MedievalMorons peasants]] also qualify, since they tend to revolt just for the sake of it.
** Also, the Witch Hunter, who, because of his fanaticism against magic, manages to [[BullyingADragon physically attack Arthur]] ''twice'': in one of the pilots, because Arthur's usage of Excalibur qualify as "magic usage" ("which is forbidden!"); and in Livre IV, when he ''demands'' Excalibur from Arthur because [[{{Hypocrite}} a magic sword given by Pagan Gods would be most useful to fight heretics]]. He ends up tied to his own stake.
* TortureAlwaysWorks: Léodagan's deep belief.
* TortureTechnician: While Arthur doesn't employ one, Venec tries to sell him a variety of progessively more hideous mechanical torture devices, as every ruler needs them (Léodagan heartily agrees). Arthur, who is against torture, declines... but TheStinger shows him using one to freak out Guenièvre.
* TranquilFury: Léodagan is a mean, quick-tempered bastard at his best. When he starts speaking in a calm, matter-of-fact voice, it's a cue that you should start running.
* TranslationConvention: Occasionally averted. A summit with the Burgundian King required an interpreter. Also PlayedWith, since after that episode, we learn that the Burgundian King took some lessons in Arthur's language. [[TheDitz Though what he says still doesn't make any sense.]]
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: When two wizards are about to duel (in any way), they must announce the complete titles and honors of the other.
-->'''Merlin:''' Elias de Kelliwi'ch; Great Enchanter of the North, Caller of the Caledonian Wolves, Slayer of the Snow Dragon, Creator of the Potion of Omnipotence, Seer of...\\
'''Arthur:''' (''interrupts'') Enough! You don't need to spout off his entire resume, do you?\\
'''Merlin:''' It's a wizard thing; it's how we greet each other...\\
'''Elias:''' Merlin; Enchanter of Britain, Defeater of the Winchester Weasel, Creator of the Potion of Ingrown Nails Cure, Author of the scroll ''Druidism for Old Folks''...\\
'''Merlin:''' (''interrupts'') Yeah, alright, alright. (''to Arthur'') You were right, it's gonna take forever.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Played straight with Azilis and Tumet (but averted when Arthur can't stand to be kissed by Guenièvre and Démetra at once).
* UselessUsefulSpell: Merlin manages to create the Moonstone, which turns goat's meat into water. He later comes up with a stone that turns lead into water. ''Fresh'' water, so there's that.
-->'''Arthur:''' What's with you and water? We're not in Sahel...
* VetinariJobSecurity: When Arthur steps down from the throne of Britain, the knights find out handling the kingdom is more work that they can handle.
* WakingNonSequitur: At the end of episode "L'Ivresse" ("Drunkenness"), Perceval, after passing out drunk on a tavern table, suddenly raises his head and shouts "Independent Wales!" at the top of his lungs. And then he complains that he has a woodpecker in his skull.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Lancelot]] at the end of the sixth season.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Karadoc and Perceval's "fighting techniques", all the time.
-->'''Arthur:''' (''to Perceval and Karadoc'') What you're doing is important. It's systematically stupid, but always unexpected.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** Guenièvre has an irrational fear of birds.
** Arthur isn't fond of snakes, although he denies it.
** Yvain is very scared of wasps and bees.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: Karadoc and Perceval recruit their whole new clan in an inn, which becomes their "headquarters". Not surprising, since they're working there to pay over their huge debt to the innkeeper.
* YouFightLikeACow: The weaponmaster's favorite schtick.
* YouLookFamiliar: The direct-to-video pilot episodes show a few casting swaps before the series proper:
** Simon Astier was initially a mere servant and cook's helper before taking the role of Yvain.
** Audrey Fleurot started off as Angharad before becoming the Lady of the Lake.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Arthur, about the (virgin) Lancelot. [[HilarityEnsues Without realizing he just escaped a death-by-Lancelot, who lusts after Arthur's wife.]]
* YourOtherLeft:
** A recurring problem for Perceval; he can't ever tell right from left. He once called himself a "[[TheSouthpaw southpaw]]"... while drawing his sword with the right hand.
** Also a problem for Grüdü, as shown during a visit of a labyrinth.
* YouShallNotPass: Bohort, at the end of Livre V, pulls a GoThroughMe to stop Lancelot from killing Arthur. Lancelot just [[CurbStompBattle bashes his head against a wall]] and passes anyway.

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!!The ComicBookAdaptation provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Several plots are expanded on from TV episodes (the Giant Snake from Shadow Lake, the Transport Seats...).
* CrownOfHorns: The Necromancer in the first album has a skull with immense deer horns (probably from a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaloceros Megaloceros]]'') as helmet. [[spoiler:In the end, Perceval seizes it and wears it at the Round Table.]]
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Averted; the Viking chieftain chooses a scythe over a pair of kutars to assassinate Arthur, but doesn't get to use it.
* FailedASpotCheck: Karadoc and Perceval are rather oblivious as a general rule, but in ''Le Serpent Géant du lac de l'Ombre'' ("The Giant Snake from Shadow Lake"), they take it to a whole new level. While rowing on the title lake in search of the [[StockNessMonster eponymous giant snake]], a huge coil of said monster rises above the water behind them... and they don't notice. Then its tail strikes their boat, and they wonder if they hit a rock. Finally, a stronger tail lash capsizes their boat and sends both in the water. Their conclusion? There's no giant snake in this damn lake, they're just wasting their time.
* GiveChaseWithAngryNatives: In ''L'Armée du Nécromant'', Arthur and co. are climbing to the top of a mountain to defeat an evil Necromancer. Along the way, they come across a gigantic RodentOfUnusualSize, fortunately asleep. When things go wrong at the summit, they slide back down on improvised sleds, hurling stones at the rat as they pass. When the pursuing Necromancer arrives, the rat is awake and angry, and proceeds to eat him.
* HairTriggerAvalanche: In ''L'Armée du Nécromant'', the knights are caught in an avalanche while fighting a horde of zombies in the mountains. At first they think it was from Merlin casting a spell, but in fact it was because Karadoc and Perceval were yelling while charging into the fray.
* MouthCam: We get such a shot in the first album, when Karadoc and Perceval are pursued by a big, ''undead skeleton sabertooth tiger''.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: The Necromancer from the first album, ''L'Armée du Nécromant'' ("The Necromancer's Army").
* SeriesContinuityError: Séli is (in one episode) mentioned to be a Pict. Yet when an army of Picts show up and kidnap Guenièvre in the seventh album, she has no idea who they are.
* SinisterScythe: The Viking chieftain in the second album decides to wield one against Arthur.
* StockNessMonster: The Giant Snake from Shadow Lake. Alluded in one episode (where Perceval and Karadoc triumph over an eel), and seen in the fifth album.
* TurnUndead: Featured in ''L'Armée du Nécromant''. The knights going on a mission to investigate a surge of zombies, they bring Father Blaise with them, on the principle that priests are supposed to have powers against TheUndead. However, Blaise never tried this before, and all his attempts fail. Except at a critical moment toward the end, after hours of prayer, where he obliterates a group of giant zombies, almost accidentally (and fries his holy symbol in the process).
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Here, "Why Did It Have to Be Rats with Pigeon Wings?", in the sixth album. Guenièvre is already afraid of birds, but those things are much worse.

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