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* [[Characters/BlackadderEdmundBlackadder Edmund Blackadder]]

!The Black Adder

[[folder: Edmund "The Black Adder" Plantagenet, The First]]
* See [[Characters/BlackadderEdmundBlackadder here]].

[[folder:Baldrick, The First]]
!!Baldrick, Son Of Robin The Dung-Gatherer
[[caption-width-right:205:''"Wouldn't something like "The Black Adder" sound better."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Tony Robinson

->''"I have a cunning plan that cannot fail..."''

The Black Adder's batman. He's amazingly smart considering that he is a dung gatherer, and helps Edmund to make it through the day... as well as helping him on his royal ambitions.
* TheDragon: With Percy. Though he is the smartest of the three and easily muuuuuch better at it than Percy.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Without his help, Edmund and Percy would be already dead.
* DitzyGenius: As smart as this Baldrick is, he gets carried away sometimes, however.
* HypercompetentSidekick: He sorts out most of the plans (Percy did the rest), but it is Edmund who takes the sole credit. And he sets up quite the impressive racket in relic trading when he temporarily joins the church.
* LegacyOfService: His descendants end up serving the Blackadders.
* OnlySaneMan: Both in terms of this series and the Baldrick family as a whole.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He quickly got wise to the fact that this is the way to become Edmund's favourite and improve his social standing.
* SmarterThanYouLook: His descendants are as dumb as they look, though.
* YesMan: He started it at the banquet of the first episode and it paid off.
* ZanyScheme: Hilariously, the first cunning plan a Baldrick comes up with is the only one that actually works. And it's stupidly simple: Get [=McAngus=] to stick his head inside a cannon and blow him up with it.

[[folder:Lord Percy Percy of Northumberland]]
!!Lord Percy Percy, Duke Of Northumberland
->'''Played by:''' Tim [=McInnerny=]

->''"But if you kill him in front of everybody, won't they suspect something?"''

The kind-hearted simpleton of the trio. His grip on reality is rather inconsistent.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
-->'''Percy:''' Only this morning in the courtyard I saw a horse with two heads and two bodies!\\
'''Edmund:''' Two horses standing next to each other?\\
'''Percy:''' ... Yes, I suppose it could have been.
* TheDitz: Percy is incredibly dim-witted, something that carries over to his descendant. For example, there was that time he was sold a finger bone, supposedly from the hand of Christ. Baldric sells them by boxes of ten.
* KindheartedCatLover: If his reaction to Mistress Scott's dead cat is anything to go by.
* RepetitiveName: Percy is both his first and last name.
* StrawLoser: Intellect wise at least. While his era's Edmund is much more of a buffoon, he almost reaches his successors' level of snarky wit when putting up with Percy's greater idiocy.
* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund and stayed loyal to the bitter end.
* TeenyWeenie: Blackadder mentions the rumour:
-->'''Blackadder:''' And the part of you that can't be mentioned, I am reliably informed by women around the court, wouldn't be worth mentioning even it could be!
* UpperClassTwit: He's the Duke Of Northumberland and [[TheDitz quite stupid]].
* YesMan: He tries, though the best he can do is repeat and mimic Baldrick.

[[folder:King Richard IV]]
!!King Richard IV
[[caption-width-right:203:''"CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}

->''"As the Good Lord said, love thy neighbour as thyself! [[DoubleStandard Unless he's Turkish,]] in which case, '''KILL THE BASTARD!!!'''"''

Official history says that Richard IV was murdered by his uncle, but he actually became King of England for thirteen glorious years, most of them spent on chasing Turks.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is a king and once fought his way out of Constantinople, through a ten-thousand man garrison armed with scimitars. With a fruit knife.
* BadassBeard: Just look at the thing. It is Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}} after all.
* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard. From a cleric's and Edmund's perspective at least.
* BigEater: Exemplified in 'The Archbishop', where his meal is contrasted with that of Queen Gertrude's. He really did intend to eat fresh horses.
* BlingOfWar: Usually seen wearing golden armour.
* BloodKnight: ''SSSLLAAAAAAAYYY!!!!''
* BoisterousBruiser: Comes with the territory of being played by Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}.
* TheCaligula: His motto? "Kill any Turk you see". Also has a tendency to kill Archbishops he finds troublesome.
* GagPenis: Supposedly not very big, if the Queen is to be trusted.
* GeneralRipper: Against the Turks, and for some inexplicable reason the Swiss, whom he plans to massacre [[CavalryBetrayal even when they're fighting on his side.]]
* GenerationXerox: His historical father, Edward IV, was also a HotBlooded BloodKnight.
* HiddenDepths: Normally he's a bellowing, drunken BloodKnight, but in 'The Queen of Spain's Beard' we see him either creating or describing numerous complicated diplomatic and military plans.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He's one of the "Princes in the Tower" grown up (in this imagining, not only is Theatre/RichardIII being evil a slander by Henry VII, but Henry also erased the existence of a dynasty). Part of the joke is the contrast between the [[UsedToBeASweetKid sweet kid]] he used to be and how he is now.
* HotBlooded: See that quote? That's not just battle lust, he's like that all the time.
* ImplacableMan: Having the Plague simply sends him into a berserker rage, believing everyone to be Turks. [[spoiler: Doesn't save him from the poison in the finale.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[AffablyEvil Perfectly polite and affable]] if you're not [[TheUnfavourite Edmund]] (or Turkish). He's even implied to treat [[CampGay Doncaster]] with respect.
* NoIndoorVoice: You'll hear him even if you turn the volume real low...
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In his case, "something" tends to mean "slaughtering Turks".
* TranquilFury: For all his bellowing and bluster, his most genuinely terrifying and chilling moment is when, after manipulating Edmund into becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, he very calmly informs Edmund that if he crosses him at any point ever, he will "do unto you what God did unto the Sodomites."
* WithThisHerring: He manages to defeat ten thousand Turks armed with only a small knife used for peeling fruit.

[[folder:Harry, Prince of Wales]]
!!Harry, Prince Of Wales
->'''Played by:''' Robert East

->''"The verdict of this court is that the accused are found guilty of witchcraft. The maximum penalty that the law allows is that you be burned to death. However, in view of your previous good background, I am disposed to be lenient. Therefore, I sentence you to be burned '''alive'''."''

The King's favourite, and his brother Edmund's main [[UnknownRival rival]]. While supposedly more intelligent, he still manages to fall for some of The Black Adder's schemes.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Edmund's Cain.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Has a habit of doing this. The most notable being in '"Witchsmeller Pursuivant", when the Witchsmeller is burning alive, he doesn't even notice and thinks the man is talking about the weather being too warm to wear a cloak.
* TheDitz: One of his biggest questions in life is if his hand sins and he cuts it how he can cut his other sinful hand.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: At no point does he cotton on to Edmund's various throne-usurping schemes.
** Also completely oblivious to the fact that the [[CutHimselfShaving ridiculously improbable deaths]] of successive Archbishops were actually ''obvious'' assassinations ordered by his own father.
* SkewedPriorities: When he thinks the castle is under attack, his first reaction is to worry about the drains. Also being a pious nut job he thinks they ask him about Edmund's chances of going to heaven.
* UnknownRival: He doesn't see Edmund's feelings of rivalry even when he is practically jumping in front of him, all but screaming the rivals are back.
* UpperClassTwit: Slightly smarter than Edmund, at least in everyday matters, but ''that's'' no great feat.(In street smarts Edmund seems to have gotten the lion's share, always relatively speaking). Having said that, he's probably still the sanest member of his family. He's also seemingly obsessed with the castle drains.
** More pronounced in the original pilot episode, where he's depicted as having much the same childish personality as Percy. He is a total idiot in the main series but a definitely more organised and articulate one than the pilot's.
* WarriorPrince: Seen riding into battle at Bosworth field.

[[folder:Queen Gertrude]]
!!Queen Gertrude of Flanders
->'''Played by:''' Elspet Gray

->''"Now, would I, Edmund... Do I tell people that your brother Harry is scared of spoons? Or that your father has [[TeenyWeenie very small private parts?]]"''

Edmund's mother and Queen of England. While portrayed as prudish, she had an affair with Douglas [=McAngus=], who may have been the natural father of The Black Adder.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: [[SubvertedTrope "In a moment...!"]]
* BehindEveryGreatMan: The King is a warmonger with one foot in reality at best; she's not only reasonable, but is implied to have magic powers.
* HotWitch: Revealed to be one at the end of "Witchsmeller Pursuivant".
* MyGirlIsASlut: The Queen wasn't alone on those cold winter nights...
* WomenAreWiser: Compared to her husband at least.

[[folder:King Richard III]]
!!King Richard III
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PeterCook

->''"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Consign their parts most private to a Rutland tree!"''

Unlike history has told us, Richard the Third was actually a kind man who was well-loved. And while he did die at Bosworth Field, he was not killed by Henry Tudor, but by an idiotic Yorkist.
* DeadpanSnarker: He sums up his experience at the Battle of Bosworth Field thusly:
--> "Someone cut my head off at one point, but apart from that it all went rather well."
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Sort of. Henry VII rewrites history to portray him as being a tyrant who murdered Edward V and the young boy who would become Richard IV, when in fact he loved his relations (except Edmund). Having said that, the series doesn't reveal what ''did'' happen to Edward V. Richard might know more than he says...
* ImStandingRightHere: Edmund is the only person who can see his ghost. As a result, when Richard III sits between Richard IV and Harry at the post-battle banquet, the two talk across him as if he weren't there (which, as far as they're concerned, he isn't).
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Leads his men in the Battle of Bosworth Field, and actually ''wins''. Then Edmund gets involved...
* WeHaveReserves: Very accepting of the term and the use of ''arrow fodder'' during the battle of Bosworth Field. Keep in mind that he says that about his nephew whom he just met and that's his EstablishingCharacterMoment!

[[folder:Dougal [=McAngus=]]]
!!Dougal [=McAngus=], Duke of Argyll
->'''Played by:''' Alex Norton

->''"Actually, I'm quite interested in the wigs."''

A war hero and friend of the King who gets all of Edmund's Scottish lands. His father may also be the Black Adder's father.
* {{BFS}}: Uses one against Edmund, breaking his normal sized sword with a single swing.
* FieryRedhead: When he's not leading the King's armies against the Turks, he's out hunting or duelling.
* TooDumbToLive: Baldrick's first "Cunning Plan" actually works on him. [[spoiler: Edmund persuades him to put his head in a cannon before it's fired.]]
* ViolentGlaswegian: When bringing tributes to the queen, he empties a bag of severed heads onto the table. He apologises, stating that it was his overnight bag.

[[folder:Princess Leia]]
!!Princess [[Franchise/StarWars Leia]] of Hungary
->'''Played by:''' Natasha King

->''"Hello Edmund. You look funny."''

A princess that Edmund is betrothed to after an engagement with the Spanish Infanta backfired to the Prince's joy.
* MayDecemberRomance: Only about 11 when hastily married to Edmund.
* MoralityPet: Edmund is noticeably nicer towards her than he is towards anyone else.

[[folder:Witchsmeller Pursuivant]]
!!The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
->'''Played by:''' Frank Finlay

->''"BLOODY MILK! It was a mixture of milk and blood!"''

An overdramatic witch hunter who puts the Black Adder on trial.
* AmoralAttorney: Has no qualms using obviously ludicrous evidence and arguments to get the verdict he wants.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Overhears Edmund making some obviously empty threats against him, and so gets Edmund, [[GuiltByAssociationGag along with Baldrick and Percy]], all sentenced to burn at the stake.
* InsaneTrollLogic: You could fill a book with the amount of insane troll logic he uses to accuse Edmund, Baldrick, and Percy of being witches.
* KickTheDog: He interrogates Edmund's ''horse'' to death in order to obtain a signed confession that Edmund is the servant of Satan.
* LargeHam: Has a legitimate claim to being the largest ham in the entire ''Blackadder'' series, rivalling even the likes of Richard IV and General Melchett.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Depicted as a sadistic maniac who falsely accuses and burns people for witchcraft in droves, [[DisproportionateRetribution intentionally out of personal spite]] using [[InsaneTrollLogic pure lunacy]]. [[spoiler: He ends up burned alive by what is heavily implied to be real witchcraft he overlooked.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his first appearance, he is cloaked in a crowd of peasants with glowing red eyes the only part of his face visible.
* TheWitchHunter: Although this job appears to consist of convicting people he doesn't like on farcical evidence. He manages to completely miss the only confirmed witch in the kingdom, [[spoiler: to his cost.]]

[[folder:Black Seal]]
!!The Black Seal
->'''Played by:''' Various [[note]]Sir Wilfred Death (John Hallam), Three-Fingered Pete (Roger Sloman), Guy de Glastonbury (Patrick Malahide), Sean the Irish Bastard (Ron Cook), Friar Bellows (Paul Brooke), Jack Large (Mick Walter).[[/note]]

->''"Good evening... and surrender. Your money or your life. Damn!! I'm always doing this. Did I say "Your money or your life? Sorry, slip of the tongue, your money '''and''' your life. Sorry."''

After Prince Edmund is stripped of his titles, he decides to recruit the most evil men in England to overthrow his father.

* BlackKnight: Sir Wilfred Death, if his "sir" is a genuine Knight title.
* CardCarryingVillain: The whole lot of them.
-->"May good thrive!"\\
* CarnivalOfKillers: The Black Seal was their rather inventive name.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Edmund has a hard enough time keeping them in check, but [[spoiler:when they realise that The Hawk is the biggest bastard of them all, they turn on Edmund in an instant.]]
* DirtyOldMonk: Do not entrust Friar Bellows with your daughter's chastity.
* DragonInChief: for Edmund. To be precise they aren't wilier than him, but their toughness, sadism and cruelty faaaar outclass Edmund's so they easily overshadow and overrule him.
* TheDreaded: The others are terrified of Jack Large.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not exactly standards, but the rest of the crew is scared when Sir Wilfred suggest taking Jack as the Sixth member, because his notoriety precedes him. Subverted once they meet him though, they find him an okay fella and get along fine and it turns to ArsonMurderAndAdmiration.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: They get along well with each other (excluding Edmund) despite being a bunch of [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Guy de Glastonbury is perfectly polite and charming when holding up travellers for their money ''and'' their life.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Prince Edmund[[spoiler:, until Philip "The Hawk" of Burgundy supplants him.]]
** TheDragon: Arguable, but Sir Wilfred Death, the first of the Seal that is recruited, and the best fighter that we see.
** [[TheEvilGenius The Evil Geniuses]]: Friar Bellows and Guy de Glastonbury.
** TheBrute: Jack Large, a singularly vicious brawler.
** [[TheDarkChick The Dark Chicks]]:Three-Fingered Pete and Sean the Irish Bastard.
* GargleBlaster / ImmuneToDrugs: Sean the Irish Bastard gets up after being poisoned, proclaiming the spiked wine to "have a bit of a sting" before [[TooDumbToLive drinking a second cup and dying.]]
* IronicNickname: Edmund tries call Jack Large "Large Jack" (a sort of reverse [[RobinHood Little John]]) but Jack reacted with fury on how it was about his height (or lack thereof.)
* LegionOfDoom: The six most evil men in the land... [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Edmund.]]
* MisterBig: Jack Large, a in-joke regarding the famously huge "Little John".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Several of them, most notably Sir Wilfred Death.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Most of them murdered their own families, although the Friar killed Sean's.
--> '''Sean''': Good on you, Father!
* SinisterMinister: Friar Bellows (but he has nothing on the [[EatsBabies Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells]] from ''II''.)
* WeaponOfChoice:
** CoolSword: Sir Wilfred Death
** TheArcher: Three-Fingered Pete
** BowAndSwordInAccord: Guy de Glastonbury
** ChainPain: Friar Bellows seems to use his rosary as a garroting weapon, given that he brandishes it when the others are drawn.
** KnifeNut: Sean
** Averted with Jack, who seems to favour his fists and his feet.

[[folder:The Hawk]]
!!Phillip "The Hawk" of Burgundy
->'''Played by:''' Patrick Allen

->''"I return at last after fifteen years. Waiting, plotting, nurturing my hatred and planning my revenge. Yes, fifteen years of living in France teaches a man to hate. Fifteen years of wearing perfume, fifteen years of eating frogs, fifteen years of saying 'Par-don' and all because of you."''

The smartest and meanest man in England, and Edmund's childhood rival who returns after fifteen years at France. His criminal record and superior intelligence leads the "Black Seal" to betray the Black Adder.
* BigBad: He becomes the undisputed leader of the Black Seal as he is the evilest and most ambitious one, effortlessly replacing Edmund.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Is very fond of dishing these out.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "The Thrush".
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Is never mentioned until about halfway through the last episode of the first series, when Edmund mentions him as being his greatest adversary. Seconds later he appears in person, and immediately takes over as the bad guy.
* LargeHam: Has a dramatic way of speaking. When he tells Edmund his motive for revenge, he punctuates it by swinging his sword around.
* LatexPerfection: He somehow disguises himself as a tiny old Morris dancer, but when he removes his disguise Edmund still doesn't recognise him until he [[PaperThinDisguise removes his fake bushy eyebrows]].
* NearVillainVictory: His efforts actually ''do'' result in the death of the entire Plantagenet family... except only indirectly, thanks to Percy's stupidity, and it ends up being Henry Tudor who seizes the vacant throne.
* RedBaron: "The Hawk" (and in his youth, "The Thrush").
* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered his entire family.

!Blackadder II

[[folder:Lord Edmund Blackadder, The Second]]
* See [[Characters/BlackadderEdmundBlackadder here]].

[[folder:Bondsman Baldrick, The Second]]
!!Bondsman Baldrick
->'''Played By''': Tony Robinson

-->"Not to worry my, lord, the arrow didn't in fact enter my body... But by a thousand to one chance my willy got in the way.''

->While the medieval Balders was the brains of the trio, his great-grandson somehow turns to be much stupider than one can possibly imagine.

* AmbiguouslyGay: He gives a very long and passionate kiss to Percy when he doesn't recognize him in a dress and flirts with him, and is quick to agree to marry Blackadder in place of his runaway bride.
* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: "[[LiteralMinded ... You said 'get the door']]."
* BumblingSidekick: A well-loved example.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Blackadder says either he (Edmund) makes a thousand pounds in a day or gets murdered, Baldrick says he'll have to get murdered.
* GagPenis: Shaped like a turnip apparently.
* GeniusDitz: Considerably stupider than his great-grandfather, but retained some level of streetsmarts and cunning that his descendants never saw, and Blackadder did seem to have more faith in him to carry out schemes than he had in Percy.
-->'''Baldrick:''' What, have you got a plan, My Lord?\\
'''Blackadder:''' Yes I have, and it's so cunning you could brush your teeth with it! All I need is some feathers, a dress, some oil, an easel, some sleeping draught, lots of paper, a prostitute, and the best portrait painter in England.\\
'''Baldrick:''' I'll get them right away, My Lord! ''(rushes out)''\\
''(sure enough, in the next scene he returns with everything on Blackadder's hastily recited list. Well, except for the prostitute. [[spoiler: Fortunately, Percy is able to fill that role.]])''
* IdenticalGrandson: In looks if not brains.
* OldRetainer:
-->'''Baldrick:''' I've been in your service since I was two and a half, my lord.\\
'''Blackadder:''' Well, that must be why I'm so utterly sick of the sight of you.
* TookALevelInDumbass: His ancestor was actually quite intelligent. This Baldrick started the grand tradition of [[TheDitz idiocy]] in the family. Although he's still considerably smarter than the latter Baldricks.
* ZanyScheme: They're really not that cunning. Sometimes his plans do have a twisted logic to them, such as his plan to dress a bull as a cockerel and bet on it in the cock fights, as it would look so strange nobody else would back it.

[[folder:Lord Percy Percy, Heir of Northumberland]]
!!Lord Percy Percy, Heir to the Duchy of Northumberland
->'''Played By''': Tim [=McInnerny=]

-->"Oh, Edmund, could it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a lump of purest ''green''?"'

->Percy has turned much dumber too, to the point he thinks he's a real Casanova and that Edmund respects him.

* {{Adorkable}}: Let's say their family has more consistent traits than the Blackadder family.
* ButtMonkey: Often gets the worst end of Blackadder's schemes. [[spoiler:The worst is undoubtedly when he has to sleep with the Bishop of Bath and Wells.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Theatre/TwelfthNight Sir Andrew Aguecheek]].
* FlatCharacter: Much to [=McInnerny's=] frustration. By the end of this series he felt the character's potential had been completely exhausted and declined to reprise the role in the third series (he only did a one-shot role), though he returned as a regular in the fourth thanks to getting a completely different one.
* IdenticalGrandson: To the original Percy.
* UpperClassTwit: Although he's not ill-natured.
* VitriolicBestBuds: But only in one direction. Percy thinks that he and Edmund are best friends and would give his last coin to him, and cheerfully laughs off Edmund's constant, withering (and totally earnest) insults as nothing more than a sign of Edmund's "wit".

[[folder:Queen Elizabeth I]]
!!Queen Elizabeth "Queenie" I
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Sometimes I think about having you executed, just to see the expression on your face."'']]
->'''Played By''': Miranda Richardson

-->''"I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach... of a concrete elephant!"''

->The Virgin Queen was the most wanted woman in England, she however also likes to threaten everybody with the choppy-choppy.

* AdultChild: She acts much like a spoiled little girl, even talking like one.
* AlternateHistory: [[spoiler: Murdered by Evil Prince Ludwig, who spent the rest of his life pretending to be her.]]
* AxCrazy: She loves to order people to be executed.
* BigBad: While Blackadder serves her, she tends to provide the primary threat for most characters in the season. The episode ''Head'' showcases it more than any other, with characters being pushed to their limits through is entire duration trying to save what the title says.
* TheCaligula: One of her favorite pastimes is to threaten her courtiers with summary execution.
* TheDitz: This doesn't make her much less of a threat though, only easier to lie to.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: You better think her jokes and pranks are funny or else...One of which is the hilarious idea of pretending to sentence someone to beheading.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Very fond of choppy-choppy.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Taking all of Elizabeth's negative qualities and none of the positive ones.
* MoodSwinger: Goes from childish to flirty to homicidal in an instant.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sometimes it seems she's not ''quite'' as dim as she acts.
* PimpedOutDress: Always in the costume seen in her portraits.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Never seen doing any actual governing. [[AXCrazy This may be for the best.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: A naughty schoolgirl at heart... a naughty schoolgirl with the power of life and death over Britain.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: "Who's queen?" It should be pointed out, the 'rule' in this case is whether elephants are grey... or ''orange''.
* UpperClassTwit: A very dangerous version.

->'''Played By''': Patsy Byrne

->"Out you popped, out of your Mummy's tummy and everybody shouting : "It's a boy, it's a boy!". And somebody said "But it hasn't got a winkle!". And then I said [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "A boy without a winkle? God be praised, it is a miracle. A boy without a winkle!"]] And then Sir Thomas More pointed out that a boy without a winkle is a girl. And everyone was really disappointed."

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more so than Queenie. She spends most of her time expounding on the bodily details of Queenie's infancy, rather than anything relevant to the rest of the characters.
* DirtyOldWoman: Blackadder describes her as a "sad, insane old woman with an udder fixation."
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Bernard, as she reveals to the sailor she falls in love with. She doesn't seem that bothered by it.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Nursie]]: No wonder.
* {{Expy}}: Of the traditional portrayal of the Nurse from ''RomeoAndJuliet'' [[note]]who internal evidence shows was actually in her mid-thirties, but is generally depicted as a dotty old woman[[/note]].
* GenderBlenderName: Bernard, yeah. She also had three sisters: Donald, Eric and Basil.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: She's a far less sane version of Elizabeth's real nanny, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_Parry Blanche Parry]].
* OldRetainer: She's been with Elizabeth since birth; perhaps that's why she's the only person the Queen never threatens to execute.

[[folder:Lord Melchett]]
!!Lord Melchett
->'''Played By''': Creator/StephenFry

->"As private parts to the gods are we! They play with us for their sport!"

* BestialityIsDepraved: His "relationship" with Flossie the sheep...
* FriendlyEnemy: He and Blackadder might be rivals, but still maintain a certain tolerance for each other, seeing as they only have each other to turn to for intelligent company.
* TheGoodChancellor: Often seen trying to keep the queen's more psychotic impulses in check.
* OnlySaneMan: At least, before the reveal...
* SitcomArchNemesis: Was TheRival to Blackadder.

[[folder:Lord Flashheart]]
!!Lord Flashheart
->'''Played By''': Creator/RikMayall

-> ''I've got a plan! And it's as HOT as my PANTS!''


* TheAce: "The [[ImplausibleFencingPowers best sword]]... the [[ImprobableAimingSkills best shot]]... the best sailor... and the best kisser in the kingdom."
* AnythingThatMoves: He hits on ''Baldrick''.
* BadassMustache: His magnificent blonde moustache.
* BlasphemousBoast: "Still worshipping God? Last I heard, He started worshipping ''me''!"
* TheCasanova: Known as the best kisser in the kingdom.
* TheCastShowoff: Rik Mayall's recollection of the role was that he asked to get more laughs in the last 3 minutes than anyone got all episode.
* DynamicEntry: Swings down from the ceiling, smashes Percy through a door, and steals Blackadder's fiancée, all in about five minutes.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He puts the man in the gentle.
* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some lech.
* LargeHam: He [[IncomingHam bursts in]] and steals the entire episode [[OneSceneWonder in a single scene]].
* MemeticBadass: In universe example. Referred to as the best swordsman, the best shot and the best kisser in the kingdom.
* ReallyGetsAround: Does he ever have breaks?
* VerbalTic: WOOF!
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Changes into Kate's wedding dress when he runs away with her.

->'''Played By''': Gabrielle Glaister

-> "Father, I must speak. I can be silent no longer. All day long you muttered to yourself, gibber, dribble, moan and bat your head against the wall, yelling "I want to die". Now you may say I'm leaping to conclusions but you're not ''completely'' happy, are you?"

* {{Bifauxnen}}: "Bob" is attractive enough that she manages to catch the eye of the staunchly heterosexual Blackadder even before the big reveal.
* PaperThinDisguise: The only things she did that even remotely resemble disguising as a man is cut her hair slightly shorter and call herself "Bob". Still fooled Edmund though.
* ShoutOut: To Shakespeare's frequent use of crossdressing women as well as is frequent use of Kate as a name for [[PluckyGirl feisty young women]].
* SweetPollyOliver: Disguises herself as a man to get a job to support her father, who preferred her to become a prostitute.

[[folder:The Bishop of Bath and Wells]]
!!The Baby-Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells
->'''Played By''': Ronald Lacey

-> "I will have my money or... YOUR BOTTOM WILL WISH IT HAD NEVER BEEN BORN!"

* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration:
--> Bishop: "You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church?"
--> Edmund: "No, I could never get used to the underwear."
* BigBad: In the episode "Money" where he appeared he gave the Queenie a run for her money as an individual threat with authority, or more accurately he gave Edmund a run for ''his'' money that almost ended with Edmund despairing and even giving a dejected goodbye to the Queenie and Melchett.
* ChildEater: No children, Blackadder? In that case, he'll skip breakfast and get down to business.
* DirtyOldMonk: A [[CardCarryingVillain self-proclaimed colossal pervert]] who regularly plays "Nuns and Novices" with prostitutes.
* EatsBabies: After drowning them during christenings.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He is only ever referred to as the Baby-Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Summed up here:
--> "You see, I am a colossal pervert. There is no form of sexual depravity is too low for me. Animal, vegetable or mineral, I'll do anything ''to'' anything."
* FatBastard: Unsurprisingly given his [[EatsBabies dietary habits]]. But [[BerserkButton don't call him "Fatso" if you know what's good for you.]]
* LoanShark: Assistant manager of the Bank of the Black Monks of St. Herod ("Banking with a smile and a stab"). Their motto: "Repayment or revenge." He admits to Blackadder that he [[PsychoForHire hates it when people pay up, as he rather enjoys what he gets to do to those who don't.]]
* SinisterMinister: He visits prostitutes, eats children, and kills people who don't pay their debts by shoving red-hot pokers up their backsides. And this is all PlayedForLaughs.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In spite of the aforementioned baby-eating, he's apparently of good standing with the Queen and his parishioners. "As far as my flock is concerned, my one vice is a tipple before evensong." Blackadder gets the upper hand by endangering his reputation.

[[folder:Prince Ludwig]]
!!Prince Ludwig the Indestructible
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughLaurie

-> "We have met many times, although you knew me by another name. Do you recall a mysterious black marketeer and smuggler called Otto with whom you used to dine and plot and play the biscuit game at the Old Pizzle in Dover? Yes! I was the waitress."

* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Succeeds in killing the entire court of Elizabeth I and, apparently, successfully impersonating her for the rest of "her" reign.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't make fun of his complexion.
* DisneyDeath: Seemingly killed by Blackadder[[spoiler:, but obviously not successfully -- [[MeaningfulName there's a reason he's called the "Indestructible"]]]].
* EmbarrassingNickname: Shorty-Greasy-Spot-Spot.
* EvilGloating: Prone to it, much to Blackadder's annoyance.
--> "Typical master criminal, loves the sound of his own voice."
--> "Gloating is a sign of insecurity, Ludwig. Stop it."
* TheEvilPrince: Bond villains should get their due.
* FreudianExcuse: He wants to take over the world because...he was bullied at school.
-->"When I am King of England, no one will ever dare call me 'Shorty-Greasy-Spot-Spot' again!"
* FunetikAksent: He writes his ransom note in one.
* GoodHairEvilHair: Spots a classic villain hairdo, slicked-back hair.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has long diagonal scars all over his face.
* {{Kaiserreich}}: He's the stereotypical German megalomaniac.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away with at least two counts of rape by deception, kidnapping Edmund and Melchett for ransom, killing the entire main cast and overthrowing the throne of England.]]
* LargeHam: Which will cause some deja vu (because of the actor) in the following season.
* MasterOfDisguise: Edmund actually uses this against him. [[spoiler:Not that it makes a difference.]]
* MadeOfIron: He's not called Prince Ludwig the Indestructible for nothing.
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe: Parodied, since characters past "interactions" with him involved him disguised in a different [[GenderBender gender]] and [[BestialityIsDepraved species]].
* SmugSnake: To his chained captives of course. [[spoiler: He ends up justifying it however]].
* SpottingTheThread: Blackadder recognizes him because his costume is too good. (He's impersonating Nursie as a cow and makes the fatal mistake of wearing a costume that looks like a cow, rather than some sort of ungulate with three udders.)
* VocalDissonance: [[spoiler:In the tag to the "Chains" episode.]]
-->[[spoiler:"Now this is a disguise I'm really going to enjoy...if I can just get the voice right."]]

!Blackadder The Third

[[folder:Edmund Blackadder, Esq., The Third]]
* See [[Characters/BlackadderEdmundBlackadder here]].

[[folder:S. Baldrick, The Third]]
'''Underscrogsman-Lord "Sod-off" Baldrick''' (Tony Robinson)

->''"I ''am'' as stupid as I look, sir, but if I can help, I will."''


* BumblingSidekick: Natch. He screws up Blackadder's plan to keep the Prince on the civil list when he is coerced into voting against him and spends £400,000 that Blackadder intended to keep for himself on a turnip.
* ButtMonkey: He has to endure Blackadder's constant abuse and being dragged along in interactions with more dangerous people.
* CloudCuckooLander: He has an obsession with turnips.
* TheDitz: So much so that he considers becoming a professional Village Idiot. Unfortunately, he attended the final interview, thus losing the job to the bloke who ''didn't'' come.
* TheDragon: A particularly incompetent one to Blackadder.
* {{Flanderization}}: In Blackadder II, Baldrick merely found turnips amusing phallic symbols. In this series the acquisition of turnips is his entire raison d'etre.
* HiddenDepths: He knows quite a few things about current events.
* IdenticalGrandson: Although he did lose the beard.
* {{Manchild}}: He's very childish, believes in fairies, and thinks that dead souls are freckles on the nose of the Giant Pixie.
* ThePigpen: He's so filthy that Blackadder describes his clothing as the "Dung Collection" with matching hairball accessories, before comparing his trousers to PandorasBox.
* TookALevelInDumbass once again.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Turnips, to the point of spending £400,000 (supposed to be spent on bribing the Lords) on a giant one, which Edmund promptly smashes on Balders' head.
* ZanyScheme: When awaiting execution by the French, his scheme is to ''wait until their heads have been cut off'' before they spring into action.

[[folder:Prince Regent George]]
'''George Augustus Frederick, The Prince Regent''' (Creator/HughLaurie)


->''"Only the other day, Prime Minister Pitt called me an 'idle scrounger,' and it wasn't until ages later that I thought how clever it would've been to have said, 'Oh, bugger off, you old fart!' I need to improve my mind, Blackadder. I want people to say, 'That George, why, he's as clever as a stick in a bucket of pig swill.'"''

* AngstWhatAngst: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. After [[spoiler:Amy Hardwood is hanged]], he wails in dismay for about thirty seconds before he asks about breakfast.
* CloudCuckooLander: He believes that plays are real. There was a time that he yelled out "Look behind you, Mr. Caesar!". Then he ordered the police to arrest one actor for murdering another character.
* ComebackTomorrow: Subverted, given what he thinks ''is'' a clever comeback. (See the quote.)
* TheDitz: The guy is outsmarted by Baldrick and can barely make it through a day without Blackadder's help.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Actually, paintings of young George [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GeorgeIV1780.jpg aren't so bad]] (keeping in mind that it's painted to a romantic ideal rather than a true representation of the idiosyncratic facial qualities of the person in question) but he certainly didn't look like Hugh Laurie.
* InformedFlaw: Much is made of his supposed fatness, and while the historical Prince George was indeed quite the pig, the same can't be said for Creator/HughLaurie.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He thinks it's terrible that Blackadder is about to be murdered by the original lexicographer and his posse because he'll have to find a new butler. And when he does try to help, he spends most of the night thinking up a joke about belching rather than anything useful.
* LargeHam: HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all. And the actor of Prince Ludwig.
* ManChild: One who is unable to even dress himself (at one point, it took him a week to put on his pants by himself and he STILL couldnt figure it out). He also has an incredibly juvenile sense of humor and uses the first dictionary to look up rude words.
* NoHeroToHisValet: To no one, actually. Literally everyone, except his loony father, can tell what a complete moron the prince is.
* NotAMorningPerson: When woken up and told it is three in the afternoon, he says, "Thank God, I thought I'd overslept."
* PrinceCharming / PrinceCharmless: Debatable. While he ''is'' a crass, dense, loudmouthed buffoon with "all the intellect of a jugged walrus and all the social graces of a potty", he has been known to have seduced a pair of bombshells once, [[spoiler:something that cost him his life]].
* RoyalBrat: Even though he's a grown man, he often throws hissyfits and is totally self-absorbed.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Literally incapable of [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket putting on his own trousers]] without Blackadder's help.
* TooDumbToLive: He nearly dies when he assumes that a bomb thrown at him by an anarchist is AllPartOfTheShow, and has to be talked out of swanking around Revolutionary France in full princely regalia. [[spoiler:And then he provokes the Duke of Wellington into killing him for saying that he's the real prince after Blackadder survives the duel. Wellington doesn't believe him, but he's so outraged at the "insult" to the "prince" that he shoots George on the spot.]]
* UpperClassTwit: And has [[CaptainErsatz more than a few similarties]] to Bertie Wooster, (who was also played by Creator/HughLaurie).

[[folder:Mrs. Miggins]]
'''Mrs. Miggins''' (Helen Atkinson-Wood)

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: At one point she confesses hoping that Blackadder would settle down with her and they would await the slither of tiny Adders. Blackadder responds that he'd rather start a family with Baldrick than with her.
* DifferentInEveryEpisode: Her costuming and coffeeshop usually reflect whatever subject the plot is centered on -- in "Duel and Duality" she wears tartan, in "Nob and Nobility" the shop is infested with exiled Frenchman and she's changed the menu to reflect it, and "Sense and Senility" has her in heavy stage makeup.
* LethalChef: Blackadder calls her coffee "hot brown water with grit in it" and her "French" menu uses horse's willies as sausages, and her "Scarlet Pimpernel Sauce" is made of frogs.

[[folder:Duke of Wellington]]
'''Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington''' (Creator/StephenFry)

* BadBoss:
** Conditions in his armies are terrible. (Well, those ''are'' his conditions and you'll just have to accept them!)
** He's also incredibly abusive to the faux-Blackadder. Of course, it ''is'' the inept George.
* {{BFG}}: He fights duels with ''cannons''.
* BloodKnight: As Blackadder lies dying (he thinks) and wistfullty yearns for a peaceful world, the Duke asks if he doesnt think that the Duke also wishes for an end to the dirty job of soldiering. Blackadders response is a firm "no".
* GeneralFailure: His first idea for crushing Napoleon is to send Nelson to Alaska in case Napoleon tries to come around the North Pole. It's Blackadder who suggests harrying him amidships at Trafalgar. That said, considering what we later see in ''Back & Forth'', it seems that he actually is a capable leader once he's had a push in the right direction.
* GeneralRipper: His regimental crest is two crossed dead Frenchman emblazoned on a mound of dead Frenchmen.
* HonourBeforeReason: Even when finding that the "Prince" is smarter than rumour has it, Wellington still finds it necessary to kill him. On the other hand, he only cares about the ''honour'', not about the actual death -- he's perfectly fine with the Prince after the duel, once honour is satisfied, even though the Prince didnt die thanks to his PocketProtector.
* HotBlooded: So hot that it is safer to keep a distance from him actually.
* LargeHam: His general strategy: Shout, shout, and shout again!
* OverprotectiveDad: Uncle, actually. Even though it was his nieces who approached George and took him home to Apsley House, Wellington's vowed to kill anyone who meddles with his family. (Of course, unmarried sex ''was'' a much bigger deal back then.)

!Blackadder Goes Forth

[[folder:Capt. Edmund Blackadder, The Fourth]]
* See [[Characters/BlackadderEdmundBlackadder here]].

[[folder:Private S. Baldrick, The Fourth]]
!!Pvt. S. Baldrick
->'''Played By''': Tony Robinson

->''"Why can't we just stop, sir? Why couldn't we just say "No more killing, let's all go 'ome?" Why would it be stupid just to pack it in, sir? Why?!"''

* AntiHero: Type I: At least his rank is more proportionate to his skill (less mind) than Melchett's and George's.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Despite his unprecedented idiocy, Baldrick also points out the utter insanity of World War One: at any point, the general soldiery on all sides could have simply banded together and refused to fight any more, and had shown such potential earlier in the war (and the Russian soldiers eventually did). He doesn't know why they don't do it, and nobody can tell him why, either.
* BumblingSidekick: The stupidest and foulest Baldrick of all, which is ''no'' small feat.
* DeadpanSnarker: Only when he's hungover.
* TheDitz: Hey it doesn't matter since the bullet that wrote his name was in his hands.
* DumbassHasAPoint: See ArmorPiercingQuestion above.
* IdenticalGrandson: Identical in not having an idea what he's doing.
* LethalChef: "How did you manage to extract so much 'custard' from such a small cat?"
** To be fair, Baldrick's poor cooking skills only reach lethal levels because of the lack of provisions on the front.
* ManChild: Who occasionally asks for his mommy leaving her taxonomic classification open.
* MythologyGag:
** His first initial is S, which is a CallBack to the Regency Era Baldrick, whose first name was Sod Off.
** He worked at a factory on Turnip St. The Elizabethan and Regency Baldricks had some anecdotes with turnips.
* SoleSurvivor: All of the Turnip Street Workhouse Pals Battalion are dead, save for him.
* TeamChef: A fairly [[LethalChef lethal]] one. Whenever his food tastes like something disgusting (for instance, dog turds in glue), that's because it's exactly that.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Now to the point of "terminal stupidity".
* WarriorPoet: Well, he tries. His efforts at poetry are [[StylisticSuck disastrous]], especially ''The German Guns'' (which consists of him repeating the phrase "Boom boom boom!").
* ZanyScheme: Subverted, as we never get to hear what his "cunning plan" to avoid going over the top is. Blackadder admits it couldn't have been any worse than his plan of ObfuscatingInsanity.

[[folder:Lt. George]]
!!Lt. The Hon. George Colthurst St. Barleigh, MC
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughLaurie

-> ''"Permission for lip to wobble, sir?"''

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Although Blackadder doesn't admit it aloud.
* BoisterousWeakling: His (apparent) fearlessness is as complete as his survival skills are non-existent.
* EnsignNewbie: As an UpperClassTwit, he was given a commission automatically upon enlisting. As such, he has little experience in spite of being fighting alongside Blackadder and Baldrick for the last three years.
* {{Expy}}: He's [[Series/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] at war.
* GeniusDitz: He near-enough describes himself as one in "Captain Cook", saying that painting was the only thing he was ever really good at, and he's not lying. When you can get Blackadder of all people to compliment your talent, you're doing something right (even if Blackadder tries using George's skills to his own ends).
* HiddenDepths: He's not as much of a PatrioticFervor-filled twit as he initially seems -- he's a gifted artist and ultimately admits to fear of dying in battle. Also despite said fear of dying in battle (and his near certainty that he will die in the oncoming charge) he imminently refuses to leave the trenches when Melchett offers to take him back to Britain for a boat race, showing just how seriously he takes the whole "King and Country" thing.
* IdiotBall: Sees nothing wrong with detailing information on secret operations in letters to his uncle in Munich, never once considering the possibility the Germans could intercept the messages.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Compared to his more spoiled, arrogant form in the third series, this George spends the majority of the series idealistic, selfless and undyingly loyal to Edmund, albeit just as brainless.
* SoleSurvivor: In the last episode, he mentions that he joined the Army with along with his friends from Cambridge, the "Trinity Tiddlers", and by then, he's the only one left alive of the group. (Which was TruthInTelevision. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion pals battalions]] were a real thing, and the Great War was the last time friends joining en masse was allowed, as it led to whole villages, towns and communities being decimated.)
* TokenGoodTeammate: Which makes him different, despite the similarities to his royal ancestor.
* TookALevelInKindness: Prince George in the previous season is a piggish, over-sexed, arrogant and obnoxious buffoon, whereas Lt. George is more of a naive, SpoiledSweet ingenue.
* UpperClassTwit: Not as upper-class as the Prince, but has the personality down, pat.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Seems blissfully unaware of Captain Blackadder's contempt for him.
* WhamLine: In perhaps a first in television history, it actually occurs mid-line when George's bravado gives way to near panic. Any laughs from the audience for the remainder of the episode are nervous ones at best.
--> "I'm... scared, sir."
* WholesomeCrossdresser: For a drag act in a talent show. But General Melchett doesn't realize that's what it is and falls head-over-heels.
* WideEyedIdealist: He volunteered for the army as soon as the war began, and he whole-heartedly believes in the propaganda rag "King and Country."

[[folder:Gen. Melchett]]
!!Gen. Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett, VC, KCB, DSO
->'''Played By''': Creator/StephenFry

->''"You know, over these last few years, I've come to think of you as a sort of son. Not a ''favourite'' son of course, Lord no, more a sort of illegitimate back-stair sort of sprog, y'know, the sort of spotty squid that nobody really likes."''

* AffablyEvil: Melchett is a jolly chap. Sadly, [[ObliviouslyEvil he's too hooked up in his fantasy world to realize]] that he's pointlessly sending countless soldiers to their deaths. Like Blackadder, he's a veteran of Britain's colonial wars, which tended to be against poorly armed natives, and has zero understanding of modern warfare.
* BadassMustache: Wears a 'stache so magnificent, he covers it with a hairnet while he sleeps.
* BadBoss: When Darling said that he needed a convincing injury so that he could spy on a field hospital, Melchett shot his foot on spot. This is easily the least of his crimes.
* BaitTheDog: As noted, he initially seems a lot more amusing and likable than he actually is.
* ComedicSociopathy: Melchett's played as though he's having the time of his life, and thinks everyone else is, too, with Darling and Blackadder as straight men to his antics. [[spoiler: Subverted in the final episode when he sends Darling to his death with barely a thought.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Field Marshal Haig, with Lord Kitchener's mustache. Somewhat complicated when Haig himself appears in the final episode.
* GeneralFailure: A parody of UsefulNotes/WW1 Generals, meaning that his particular brand of strategic incompetence wasn't very removed from real life...
* HotBlooded: A far cry from his soft-spoken ancestor.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Melchett makes a big deal out of Blackadder shooting his pigeon 'Speckled Jim' and then eating it. However, when George was a child, Melchett insensitively killed George's pet rabbit 'Floppsy' all for the sake of rabbit pie.
** Considering the comical nature of General Melchett's character, this may count as {{Hypocritical Humor}}.
* IdenticalGrandson: Obviously of the Melchett of the second season (only in looks), but also an {{Expy}} of the Duke of Wellington in the third season, who was also played by Creator/StephenFry. Wellington was likewise presented as a HotBlooded and crazy military man, but he was actually competent.
* {{Jerkass}}: Melchett isn't just incompetent, he's totally insensitive to the well-being of others and might even be a sociopath.
* KarmaHoudini: Despite senselessly, obliviously ordering countless men to their deaths on the Western Front, [[spoiler: including his own very-much-reluctant right hand man, Melchett is the only major character to survive the entire fourth series.]]
* LargeHam: '''BAAAAA!!'''
* LoveAtFirstSight: With "Georgina". He proposes after a few days of knowing her.
* TheNeidermeyer: He is distraught by the death of his pigeon "Speckled Jim", yet blissfully uncaring about the fifty thousand men a week dying in the trenches. His bizarre tactics that help expedite the latter include "doing precisely what we've done eighteen times before" (because it's [[InsaneTrollLogic "the last thing they'll expect us to do this time"]]) and "climbing out of [the] trenches and walking very slowly towards the enemy". Sadly, both are to some extent TruthInTelevision.
* PetTheDog:
** His love for his pet pigeon. However, any sympathy he'd get for that is subverted by his callousness toward [[KickTheDog running over George's rabbit]] when George was a child, and of course his apathy toward his troops' lives.
** In the last episode, he casually offers George a ticket out of the trenches (and the imminent suicide attack he is about to order).
* StupidBoss: Like the Queenie a long time ago, it is debatable if this makes him more or less dangerous.
* TheUnintelligible: Melchett often speaks in made-up euphemisms
--> Melchett: Well, bugger me with a fishfork! Old Darling, a Jerry morsetapper?
* TokenEvilTeammate: The only one from the English side that we see being a threat for people on the same side of the line.
* TookALevelInJerkass: One of his hobbies.
* VerbalTic: His "baahing", often interpreted as a CallBack to his ancestor's [[BestialityIsDepraved "affection" for sheep]], but according to Creator/StephenFry who played him, he had in mind that Melchett had haemorrhoids.
* WarIsGlorious: Believes in this trope fanatically, which seems to be why he gets on rather well (Pigeon incident aside) with Blackadder due to him being a frontline soldier, and why he never even imagines he could want out of the insane nightmare. Unfortunately, this is also why he is so utterly callous and blind to the carnage and suffering of the trenches, and why he "rewards" Darling's loyal service by sending him to die on the front lines.

[[folder:Kevin Darling]]
!!Capt. Kevin Darling, MC
->'''Played By''': Tim [=McInnerny=]

-> ''"Just doing my job, Blackadder. ''Obeying orders''...and, of course, having enormous ''fun'' into the bargain."''

* AintTooProudToBeg: At the end where [[spoiler:Melchett sends him to combat, Melchett pleads as much as he can to be spared. Alas, it doesn't work.]]
* AntiHero: Type V. He is inclined to enjoy having the one person who is in awareness of the darling nature of the name killed.
* BeleagueredAssistant: When Melchett isn't berating him, he's shooting him in the foot.
* DefrostingIceKing: In the last episode to the point of melting into a puddle.
* DeskJockey: Enjoys being Melchett's personal staff officer, mainly because it minimises his risk of being killed in action. He claims he has a wonderful evening when two lorry loads of paperclips arrive. He's also trying to get transferred to an even easier assignment with the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps.
* DirtyCoward: Darling is definitely more of a coward than Captain Blackadder, but a lot less sympathetic. Like Blackadder, Darling will do anything to avoid combat, but he hates Blackadder so much that he would take pleasure at the thought of Blackadder being killed in combat.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:When Melchett sends him to combat.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: Compared to Melchett.
* {{Jerkass}}: But not an unprofessional one.
* NotSoDifferent: He's basically in the position Blackadder aspires to being: away from the prospect of certain death. When he's transferred to the front, he and Blackadder are a lot more respectful towards each other.
* TheRival: To Blackadder.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He and Blackadder have [[NotSoDifferent a lot in common]], but they never miss an opportunity to insult each other and get each other killed. [[spoiler: Until it's too late to bother.]]
* SmugSnake: When he bears bad news to Blackadder, he doesn't hate breaking them to him.
* TwitchyEye: It took [=McInnerny=] a while to shake it after the show was completed.
* UnfortunateNames: WordOfGod is that the character only began to take shape after they changed his surname from Cartwright. He went from being a formless character to a person steeped in a lifetime's worth of bitterness from being called "Darling" all the time.
--> "What is the ''matter'' with you today, Darling?!"
--> "Darling, you're hysterical."

[[folder:Com. "Lord" Flashheart]]
!!Squadron Com. The Lord Flashheart
->'''Played By''': Creator/RikMayall

-> ''"Cancel the state funeral, tell the King to stop blubbing, Flash is NOT DEAD! I simply ran out of JUICE -- and before all the girls start going "Oh, what's the point of living anymore?" I'm talkin' about PETROL! WOOF WOOF!"''

%%* TheAce
* AcePilot: In this incarnation, he's a parody of that UsefulNotes/WorldWarI trope.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: "Yes, I suppose I am."
* BadassLongcoat: Wears a leather longcoat as was the style for pilots at the time.
* BadassMustache: Probably the reason he grew it in the first place.
* BloodKnight: He's one of the few people to be actually enjoying the war.
%%* TheCasanova
* {{Expy}}: Of Captain {{Literature/Flashman}}, the protagonist of a series of mock-historical novels.
* ForTheLulz: He risks his life to save Blackadder and Baldrick, who he doesn't even like. Why? Just for the hell of it.
* TheFightingNarcissist: If could he would stop fighting for a photo.
%%* GagPenis
%%* GentlemanAdventurer
%%* HandsomeLech
%%* IdenticalGrandson
%%* LargeHam
* MemeticBadass: In universe example. It wouldn't be him otherwise.
* PetTheDog: As much of a vainglorious jackass as he generally is, he does happily help Blackadder get revenge on Captain Darling.
%%* ReallyGetsAround
* TalkToTheFist: "Eat knuckle, Fritz!"
* VerbalTic: WOOF!

!!Kate, AKA Bob Parkhurst
->'''Played By''': Gabrielle Glaister

->"Permission to slip into something more uncomfortable, sir."

%%* TheDriver
* IdenticalGrandson: Well, presumably...
* PaperThinDisguise: It doesn't fool Blackadder this time around. When [[RecursiveCrossdressing she actually dresses as a girl for a stage show]], Melchett and Darling think it is a poor attempt at a drag act.
* SweetPollyOliver: She dressed up as a man so she could join the army and fight in the war like her brothers.

[[folder:The Red Baron]]
!!Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen
->'''Played By''': Creator/AdrianEdmondson

-> "How lucky you English are to find the toilet so amusing. For us, it is a mundane and functional item. For you, the basis of an entire culture.

* AcePilot: More than one ace is cheating though so...
* CastingGag: He often worked with Creator/RikMayall, and generally was a tormentor to Mayall's characters. In this show, Mayall (playing Flashheart) [[KilledMidSentence kills him mid sentence]] and calls him a poof.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: His planned FateWorseThanDeath for Blackadder is to have him teaching at a German girl's school for the rest of his life, completely unaware that that would actually be paradise for Blackadder.
* EuropeansAreKinky: Baldrick's concerns about Germans doing AnythingThatMoves are proven correct when Richthofen tells him he'll be out 'round the back of the supply bunker if Baldrick's interested...
* {{Expy}}: He's obviously supposed to be the equivalent of Ludwig from the second season, but IdenticalGrandson isn't in play because Laurie is playing a different, also German descended role in this series.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: {{Inverted|Trope}}; The real Manfred von Richthofen was a WW 1 cavalry officer who trained as a pilot once it became clear that cavalry was obsolete, and who then insisted on being a fighter pilot because he didn't want to fly transports, and who then became the highest-scoring ace of the war, with 80 confirmed victories. He once flew his plane ''through a thunderstorm'' just to see what it was like, and commented afterwards that he was lucky to get away with it and wouldn't do it again unless ordered to. When he was killed, he wasn't even properly shot down: he was fatally wounded in the chest and went on to ''land his plane'' with only light damage, before dying in his seat. The fictional Richthofen is an idiot Bond villain type who gets shot. Much funnier, though.
* {{Kaiserreich}}: He is very German.
* RedBaron: The Original.
* SmugSnake: One wonders if he is related to Prince Ludwig.
* StraightGay: Certainly seems to have a thing for Lord Flashheart. He also stands as being the only person in all ''Blackadder'' to proposition Baldrick.
* UnknownRival: Obsessed with defeating Lord Flashheart, who really doesn't give a shit.
* WickedCultured: But an unenlightened one on what constitutes torture.
* WorthyOpponent: How he sees Lord Flashheart. Flash, alas, just sees a poof who needs shooting.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He believes he and Flashheart are locked in a great game of one-upmanship and are worthy opponents and expects them to have a long and friendly chat before a duel to the death. Flashheart just shoots him.

[[folder:Nurse Mary]]
!!Nurse Mary
->'''Played By''': Miranda Richardson

* AssholeVictim: Given her distain for most of her patients and her attempts to frame Darling as a spy ForTheLulz, being convicted herself almost seems karmic [[spoiler: if still incorrect]].
* HiddenDisdainReveal: Blackadder discovers her true self when she snides about George's idiocy in closed quarters.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Plays simple cloying nurse in public, alone she's almost as witty as Blackadder.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Blackadder, through elaborate deduction, had her convicted as a spy. It was in fact an unwitting George sending information to his German relatives.]]
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: Whether Blackadder and Darling vindicate her before she meets her end by firing squad is never revealed.]]

[[folder:Field Marshal Haig]]
!!Field Marshal Haig
->'''Played By''': Geoffrey Palmer

* GeneralRipper: Unlike Melchett, who is just too stupid to see how idiotic and ineffectual his tactics are, the model army he plays with indicates that Haig knows full well the massive price in blood that his strategies demand for minor territorial gains, [[TheSociopath and simply doesn't give a damn.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: Blackadder once saved him from a pygmy who was wielding a deadly mango fruit, and cashes in the favour he's owed years later. Unfortunately for him, Haig just tells him to try the ObfuscatingInsanity tactic that he'd already tried and failed with earlier in the episode and then hangs up.
* KarmaHoudini: Like Melchett, he not only lives through the war (assuming Blackadder history unfolds like ours), but is highly decorated for his actions during it.