''The Adventures of Sinbad'' is roughly a retelling of the adventures of Sinbad from "The Arabian Nights." It started in 1996, hoping to follow in on the popularity of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. It did not, lasting only two seasons and a total of 44 episodes.

The story followed the adventures of a Caucasian Sinbad, his older brother Doubar, Firouz the alchemist, the mute Rongar, and Celtic sorceress Maeve.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: At least everyone on the team got one.
* AnyoneCanDie: Attempted. Mustapha, who featured prominently in the first episode only to die in the second. However, since he wasn't in the opening credits, it was obvious from the beginning he was only a SacrificialLamb.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Firouz. He's not fazed by sorcerers, magic, the devil, demons, or Olympian-style ''gods'', but ghosts? They don't exist even when they're standing right in front of him.
* ArcVillain: Turok in the opening two-parter. He also made a dismembered guest appearance in the Season 1 Finale.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Rongar was a prince in his home realm. He remains both bald and black.
* BigBad: Rumina
* BondOneLiner: During the second season, Sinbad throws a mook into a pit of spikes, then quips "I think he got the point".
* BoundAndGagged: Maeve in one episode when she was captured by vikings ([[HeyItsThatGuy one of whom was]] Wrestling/BretHart. No seriously) as a sacrifice to free their ship from a [[SpecialEffectsFailure bad special effect]].
* CharacterAsHimself: Dermott
* DarkActionGirl: Rumina, despite being a VainSorceress, has more in common with this than DarkMagicalGirl.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The entire selling point of the second (and last) season.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Maeve fell off the ship at the beginning of Season 2 and was pulled away in the tide. We later found out that AWizardDidIt to protect her from Rumina.
* EvilSorcerer: Turok and Rumina
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Sinbad
** TheLancer: Doubar (although he overlaps with TheBigGuy)
** TheSmartGuy: Firouz
** TheBigGuy: Rongar
** TheChick: Maeve, later Bryn
* FlatCharacter: Bryn, despite her gratuitous cleavage. Mostly because she didn't have much characterization beyond aforementioned cleavage.
* FollowTheLeader: This show mainly existed because of Hercules and Xena's shows.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Doubar, when he meets Sinbad in prison,is so excited that he rips a hole in the wall he was bound to. He and Sinbad have an entire conversation without noticing all of the other prisoners trying to escape out the hole, then a bunch of guards swarming to stop them.
* GadgeteerGenius: Firouz. When Sinbad visits him in the premiere, Firouz is already working on a flying machine and giving thought to a doorbell.
* GetOnTheBoat: The boat was pretty much the plot device to get the group from episode to episode.
* HeroicFantasy
* HeyItsThatVoice: Doubar is portrayed by George Buza who voiced Beast in the X-Men Animated series.
** One Shot villain Malek is portrayed by Anthony De Longis who would later voice [[VideoGame/FearEffect Deke]] and (much later) [[RedDeadRedemption Marshall Johnson]] and [[VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}} General Sarrano]].
* HotterAndSexier: The show tried to advertise Season 2 as this, mostly by lots of fanservice shots of Bryn in the commercials.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "the Beast Within".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Rongar. Sinbad initially opposes him joining the crew because knife throwing would be dangerous in close combat, but Rongar impresses him with his extremely precise aim.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Price Cassim in the opening two-parter. He's a royal pain at first, but he is willing to risk his life for his fiancée and becomes genuinely apologetic about past misdeeds.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Sinbad and Maeve are arguing, and Caipra tells them to "Stop acting like an old married couple."
* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: A few extras are occasionally seen aboard the ship, but even then, it's always the FiveManBand going ashore and getting into adventures.
* ManHug: In the pilot, Doubar greets Sinbad by walking across the room (despite being chained to the wall) and giving him a massive hug.
* MrFanservice: Rongar. The actor who portrayed him, Oris Erhuro, is pretty much a real life example of it.
* MsFanservice: Bryn.
* NonActionGuy: Firouz
* NotQuiteDead: Sinbad himself was thought dead by everyone when his ship went down. He doesn't remember much of what happened, but he woke up on an island with a strange bracelet on his wrist. By the time he was rescued, two years had passed.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Rongar isn't literally mute. He can't talk [[spoiler:because he doesn't have a tongue]], but he can scream. If he does, the business at hand is most certainly serious - he screamed when Mustapha was killed, and when he ran into some of the men who'd run him out of his kingdom.
* PutOnABus: Maeve, Rumina and Turok were nixed in Season 2, but could have been brought back easily, had the show not been cancelled.
* RaceLift: Sinbad and his brother Doubar, and really most people residing in Bagdhad are very, very caucasian people.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Of course, Maeve couldn't return at all because Jacqueline Collen, the actress behind Maeve, had to deal with being a full-time mommy.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Caliph in the first episode has nothing but respect for Sinbad and is quite displeased to learn what his obnoxious son has been up to.
* RedShirt: It's pretty usual to see a poor unnamed crewman falling off the ship during a storm scene. The only notable rescue attempt was for Maeve.
* SacrificialLamb: Mustapha, see above.
* {{Satan}}: Old Scratch.
* ScaryBlackMan: Rongar is tall, strong and an expert knife thrower.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Maeve and Dermott
* SexySilhouette: Rumina pulled this once, deliberately, in an attempt to seduce Sinbad.
* TheSpeechless: Rongar couldn't talk because [[spoiler:his tongue was cut out]], but on very rare occasions he would scream. Usually he communicated through [[TheSilentBob facial expressions and pantomime]].
* StoutStrength: Doubar.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Maeve wasn't too bad - she wore a pseudo-traditional dress with a not entirely unreasonable amount of cleavage, and aside from the aforementioned midriff baring, Rumina ''usually'' wasn't unreasonable either. One episode had her showing off her cleavage, and in the season 1 finale she put on a black floor length gown. Bryn, however, ...yeah.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Bryn replaced Maeve.
* {{Tricksters}}: The eponymous Trickster disguised as an old man named Raynard to trick Sinbad's crew and Rumina while they were powerlessly stranded in an island.
* TheStrengthOfTenMen: Doubar.
* TokenMinority: Rongar
* TheVamp: Rumina
* WalkingTheEarth: Sailing, of course. Sinbad is always eager to have an adventure or to explore.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The series begins with Sinbad returning home after being lost at sea for two years. His home and possessions have been confiscated, while a series of new rules and laws have made life frustrating for many.
* YouKilledMyFather: Rumina's definitely mad at Sinbad for killing her father Turok.
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