* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Adhemar's hallucination just prior to his defeat at the end is so bizarre and out of nowhere that it's actually cut out on many TV airings of the film.
* ClicheStorm: Some would argue that there isn't very much that's original in this film beyond the [[AnachronismStew main gimmick]].
** Then again, [[IntendedAudienceReaction this may have been the point]].
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: The songs the rest of the FiveManBand sing in a tavern about William.
--> He's blonde/he's pissed/he'll see you in the lists/Lichtenstein/Lichtenstein!
--> He's blonde/he's tanned/he's the greatest in the land/Lichtenstein/Lichtenstein!
** Chaucer has a solo act later, when collecting the group's money from the Frenchmen betting against William.
--> '''Chaucer''': He's quick/he's funny/he makes me lots of money/Lichtenstein/Lichtenstein...
* FanPreferredCouple: A ''lot'' of people feel that Will should have pursued Kate rather than Jocelyn.
** He goes with the noblewoman. A small consolation being that this makes Kate's dead husband a rare example of a male [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]].
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Quite possibly deliberate, according to the {{DVD Commentary}}.
* HoYay: Chaucer and Wat. They are also a major FanPreferredCouple.
** Ok check out about 2:34 of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kSDrdpSgNY this]]. [[UnusualEuphemism Kick]], my foot.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: There's fanfiction of Kate/Will, Kate/Wat, Kate/Chaucer, Kate/Roland, and Kate/''Adhemar''.
* MagnificentBastard: A protagonist-friendly example in Edward, the Black Prince of Wales.
** Nearly every bad thing that has happened to Adhemar in this movie has been at least an indirect result of Prince Edward -- or more accurately, Adhemar's own refusal to joust him. A short time after this occurs, Adhemar is called away to war -- on the Black Prince's orders -- where he frequently sees the results of the tournaments that have taken place in his absence, all of them being won by William and the fact of it all causing him great anger. Then, when he comes back, he manages to expose 'Ulrich von Lichtenstein' as William Thatcher; Edward's retaliation is to fully pardon '''''and knight''''' William, urge him to fight in the tournament and then cheer him on.
** There's also his speech when he knights William:
-->''This is my word and as such it is beyond contestation''
* {{Narm}}: The romantic dialogue can sometimes come off this way.
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkp8TnCaNCg&t=0m43s WIIILIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!]]]] It doesn't help that the line is said by William himself.
** NarmCharm: However, the romantic dialogue still works since William's supposed to be struggling with expressing his feelings.
*** Especially hilarious is when he's fumbling over words and manages to spurt out "Your breasts! They are ... below your throat."
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** You know Jocelyn's maid? Believe it or not, but that's actually Berenice Bejo, who would go on to receive major critical praise and recognition for her role in ''TheArtist'' and be nominated for an Academy Award.
** Creator/HeathLedger, natch. While some fans remember him for his role as William, he would only get his big break on [[Film/BrokebackMountain three]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight subsequent]] [[Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus movies]] (even getting an Academy Award in one of them)... all before [[ActorExistenceFailure biting it midway in production of the last]].
* TheScrappy: Jocelyn. Despite having some good lines and moments, for whatever reason (her status as TheObstructiveLoveInterest, her actress, the fact that [[FanPreferredCouple Kate's]] way cooler, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her hair]]?) she grates on the nerves of a ''lot'' of people who otherwise love the movie.
** There's also her insane EngagementChallenge to Will, which a good deal of viewers [[NeverLiveItDown don't forgive]]. Though it was [[ShownTheirWork lifted from a 12th century poem]], 'Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart'. Jocelyn wants poetry in her life, after all.
** It goes into completely unreasonable territory when people invoke ''[[RealWomenDontWearDresses feminism]]'' as a reason to hate Jocelyn, saying that Kate was [[DieForOurShip a better romantic option for Will due to being a "strong female character"]]. You know, there's the small fact that if the fangirls were as "feminist" as they claimed, they wouldn't say that [[UnfortunateImplications a "strong female character" needs a (male) romantic interest to make her truly whole]], not to mention Kate is a ''widow'' going through TheMourningAfter...
* TearJerker: InUniverse example; William's friends all suffer some amount of this when he is about to be taken away for impersonating a knight.
--> '''William''': Roland, you would see me run?
--> '''Roland''': Yes.
--> '''William''': And you, Chaucer
--> '''Chaucer''': Yes, with all the pieces of my heart, William.
--> '''William''': Wat, you and me, we're not runners.
--> '''Wat''': Yes, today we are.
--> '''William''': Kate?
--> '''Kate''': Run William.
** And when they were all helping Will compose a love letter. "I miss you like the sun misses the flower".
** Anything involving William's father is genuinely moving, which is rather odd given the rest of the film's {{Camp}} tone.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The idea was that modern audiences would perceive the tournaments the same way a medieval audience would have. It's sort of a [[TranslationConvention transculturation convention]].
** Tilting (the actual name for it, jousting was the name for the whole series of competitions) isn't a very hard sport to follow in the first place; you knock someone off their horse and you win, if neither falls the winner is determined by who broke more lances (or who scored more hits) on his opponent.
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