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''Series/{{Roar}}'' was a short-lived FOX network show from 1997, the brain-child of ''HardyBoys'' alum Shaun Cassidy.

Conor (Creator/HeathLedger), a young Irish warrior, is trying to unite 4th century Ireland against the invading Romans. Longinus, leading the Romans, is secretly the cursed-to-be-immortal centurion who stabbed Christ at Calvary. The show freely mixed Christian tradition, CelticMythology, Druidism, and, barely, smatterings of history. And then there's the Roar. What heck ''is'' the 'Roar'? Did anybody ever figure it out?

''Roar'' was not very well received and lasted less than one season, with only 8 of the 13 ordered episodes aired. The complete series is now available on DVD.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Catlin and Molly, as well as many other guest-stars. In fact, it was more unusual if a woman ''wasn't'' an ActionGirl.
* AffablyEvil: Diana remains polite and regal throughout her dealings with the Celts (most of the time).
* AmbiguouslyGay: Pasolinus seems rather inordinately fond of his EvilAlbino slave.
* AnachronismStew
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Longinus' eventual fate.]]
* ArcWords: "From this life, to the next."
* ArrangedMarriage: Conor and Molly (symbolically at least).
* YouFailPhysicsForever: In "Projector", the Romans get hold of some gunpowder and build a cannon. They load it by placing a gunpowder-filled grenade in the mouth of the cannon and lighting the fuse. Great way to blow your cannon to bits.
* BareYourMidriff: Catlin, and in fact, most of the women.
* BatmanGambit: "The Cage"
* BestHerToBedHer: Minus the "bedding" part, it would seem Vorgeen was this, as Tully tells Conor mid-fight that she won't agree to unite the tribes unless he beats her in combat.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Conor and Catlin are both friendly, easy-going people--but when they get mad ...
* BigBadDuumvirate: Diana and Longinus.
* BigNo: Connor, [[spoiler: when he runs back home and sees it burning to the ground with his family inside]].
** Catlin too when [[spoiler:Shannon is shot.]]
* BlackVikings
* BookEnds: Conor is hunting a deer in the first scene of the first episode, and sees it again at the conclusion.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Filmed in Queensland, Australia - leading to the amusing sight of gum trees and the sound of kookaburras in Ireland.
* CatchPhrase: "Sweet Bridget!"
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Glas's mother. Where was she when [[spoiler:Glas is murdered]]?
** Tully is absent without explanation in the final three or so episodes. Catlin is absent from the finale.
* DarkSecret: Catlin [[spoiler:is a Christian]]. This was a big deal back then.
* DeadpanSnarker: Diana
--> ''"Such drama. Are you sure you're not Greek?"''
* DeathSeeker: Longinus.
* DecoyDamsel: Catlin and Tully lose their horses to one of Longinus's followers in this manner.
* DespairEventHorizon: When Longinus loses the Spear of Destiny to Conor and realizes that he's doomed to live forever.
* DisposableWoman: Clare. Played by a young Keri Russell, the writers soon realized their mistake and kept trying to find ways of bringing her back.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Longinus, though he's wide awake when he has his prophetic visions. Also notable is the sheer ''span'' of his visions--when experimenting with rudimentary dynamite, he has flashes of nuclear weapons.
** Also Shannon and her family, though they only have visions of impending death.
* DressingAsTheEnemy
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: A doozy of one for Diana. Her lover enters her chambers to find her writhing about in a mud-bath. Knowing he's leaving on a dangerous mission, she deigns only to blow him a kiss. As soon as he's gone, another man emerges from the mud, gasping for breath. She tells him: "you missed a spot" and pushes him back under again. Need we say more?
* EvilAlbino
* EvilWeapon: [[PublicDomainArtifact The Lance of Longinus (a/k/a "The Spear of Destiny")]]
* FakeIrish
* FascinatingEyebrow: Fergus, on occasion
* FieryRedhead: Vorgeen
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Conor
** TheLancer: Fergus
** TheSmartGuy: Galen
** TheBigGuy: Tully
** TheChick: Catlin
* FollowTheLeader: Created in an attempt to ride the fan-wave of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess''.
* TheForce: The titular "Roar."
* FriendToAllChildren: Fergus
* GirlOfTheWeek: Conor had plenty.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Diana
* HellBentForLeather: 4th century Irishmen wearing tight leather pants is historically inaccurate, [[RuleOfCool as the actors themselves acknowledged]].
* HeroicFantasy
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Conor and Fergus
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/BabylonFive Marcus Cole]] as a Roman General, [[Series/{{Angel}} Virginia Bryce]] (Wesley's second season girlfriend) as a Banshee, [[HomeandAway Hayley]] as a young Catlin, [[DesperateHousewives Mary Alice Young]] as Fergus's childhood friend...
* InevitableWaterfall: In "Doyle's Solution"
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* InTheHood: The Druids.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Glas]]
* LadyInRed and WomanInBlack: Diana, reflecting her manipulative, seductive persona.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Fergus and Catlin. It's cute.
* MilkyWhiteEyes: Catlin gets these temporarily after the Romans inject her with drugs. Has nothing to do with ProphetEyes.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Tully, who sounds neither Irish nor African nor any other dialect that would make sense. He's an American.
* OracularUrchin: Glas
* OverprotectiveDad: Fergus
* ReligionIsMagic: Most particularly in the episode with the scroll.
* RescueRomance: Conor meets Catlin after rescuing her from the Romans. Somewhat subverted in that at the time, he's in love with someone else.
* ParentalIncest: Done briefly, when Fergus is initially quite attracted to Molly before he realizes that she's his daughter. It's hinted that the attraction only stemmed from her resemblance to his wife. Later he leers at her naked body behind a veil before realizing that it's Molly.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Catlin and Tully.
* PublicDomainArtifact: The Lance of Longinus.
* ShirtlessScene: Conor a couple of times. Fergus is perpetually shirtless.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Diana, at least until the second to last episode, in which she pulls off a magnificent [[ThePlan plan.]]
* StuffedInTheFridge: So long, Clare.
* SuckOutThePoison: Shannon does this for Conor after he's been hit by a poisoned arrow.
* TakingTheBullet: Clare jumps in front of a sword strike meant for Conor.
* TitleDrop: At the end of the first episode, Conor stands at the edge of a cliff and roars. In subsequent episodes, this clip is used in the intro when the title is shown.
* TokenMinority: Tully, in one of the [[UnfortunateImplications most unfortunate examples]] of this trope considering he has few lines, little in the way of personality, and virtually no purpose in the StoryArc at all.
* TribalFacePaint: The Celts wear the familiar blue face paint in battle.
* TrueCompanions: The gang, along with the rest of those who take refuge in the Sanctuary.
* UnholyMatrimony: Longinus and Diana
* TheVamp: Diana, to both Conor and Longinus, though she does have a couple of genuine PetTheDog moments.
* WarriorPrince: Conor
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Clare was set up as a [[RecurringCharacter recurring]], if not major character, only to be KilledOffForReal halfway through the pilot episode. It's worse when you take into account the RetroactiveRecognition: she's played by a young Keri Russell.
* WhipItGood: Tully
* WhoWantsToLiveForever
* WouldHitAGirl: Conor gets in a tussle with a woman chieftain - though it's clear he's holding back a little.
* WouldHurtAChild: Longinus
* YouCantFightFate
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