Characters: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood)
Played by: Cary ElwesOur protagonist, a crusader fighting in the Holy Land who comes home to England only to find his family is dead and his house and land have been taken away. He turns outlaw against the usurper Prince John and the corrupt Sheriff of Rottingham to reclaim his stolen property.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Handsome Lech: He flirts with Maid Marian the first chance he gets.
- The Hero
- Honor Before Reason: Particularly in the fight against Little John.
- Rousing Speech: He constantly attempts these, only to get interrupted or find out that nobody is listening.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: We never actually see Robin doing the "steal from the rich and give it to the poor" that made Robin Hood famous in the first place.
- Although the Merry Men claim they do in their musical number.
Played by: Richard LewisKing Richard's brother, who took the opportunity to usurp the throne while the king was away fighting in the Crusades.
- Ambiguously Jewish
- Beauty Mark: A massive mole that keeps inexplicably moving around on his face in between scenes.
- Big Bad
- Smug Snake
Mervyn, the Sheriff of Rottingham
Played by: Roger ReesThe sheriff of Rottingham who acts as Prince John's right hand man.
- Angrish: Very prone to this.
- Embarrassing First Name: Mervyn.
- The Dragon
- Laser-Guided Karma: He's the Abhorrent Admirer of Maid Marian and threatens Robin in order to force her into marrying him. Later, after being struck a mortal blow, he agrees to his own Abhorrent Admirer Latrine's ultimatum of marrying her in return for saving his life.
- Smug Snake
- Trilling Rs: Occasionally.
Played by: Amy YasbeckRobin Hood's love interest.
- Godiva Hair: When she gets out of the bathtub in her first scene.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Nature Adores a Virgin
- Smarter Than You Look: Smart enough to sneak out the back and warn Robin of danger not that he actually took her advice.
- Neutral Female: To an almost painful degree during the film's climax.
- Virgin Tension: Downplayed if not outright subverted by her chastity belt. She's just as annoyed by it as everyone else is.
Played by: Dave ChappelleAn exchange student to England from the Holy Land. He became fast friends with Robin.
- Black Best Friend: To Robin.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Lancer
- Malcolm Xerox: In his speech.
- Meta Guy: He made many wisecracking comments along the story which lampshaded many tropes being played in the movie.
- Only Sane Man: Comes across as this, especially when trying to persuade Robin to avoid fighting little John and hop across the truly pathetic stream.
- Token Black
- Uncle Tomfoolery: Parodied.
- Unfortunate Name: Whenever his name is mentioned, someone will inevitably respond with "bless you."
Played by: Mark BlankfieldRobin's blind manservant.
- Blind Mistake: Arguably the entire point of his character.
- Disability Superpower: He's able to catch the arrow fired at Robin, claiming he could hear it coming a mile away.
- Handicapped Badass: So much so that if he could actually see, Blinkin would likely have liberated England by himself.
Played by: Eric Allan KramerA big guy who joined Robin in his quest after he was defeated by him.
- The Big Guy
- Captain Obvious: "Don't let my name fool you. In real life, I'm very big."
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Gentle Giant
- Hooked Up Afterwards: Implied with Broomhilde.
- Super Drowning Skills: Parodied - he flies into a panic after landing in three-inch-deep water, and never catches on that he's not in any real danger.
Will Scarlet O'Hara
Played by: Matthew PorrettaLittle John's friend who also joined Robin along with him.
- Gender-Blender Name: His middle name.
- Knife Nut: He can even use his knives to cut down an arrow fired straight at his heart. He still can't sheathe them without accidentally cutting his pants down, though.
- Mr. Fanservice
Played by: Mel BrooksA travelling rabbi. He meets Robin during a robbery and offers the Merry Men some of his wine.
- Creator Cameo: Played by Mel Brooks.
- Good Shepherd: He shares wine and counsel and blessing; the blessings are mostly an excuse for the wine.
- Nice Guy: "Married in a hurry? Wonderful! Invite me to the bris!"
- Shout-Out: "It's good to be the king."
Played by: Tracy UllmanAn old witch who lives in a tower in the castle. She serves as a counsel to Prince John, by way of telling his fortune. She also has the hots for the sheriff of Rottingham.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To the sheriff. She keeps a cardboard cutout of him in her boudoir and likes to cuddle up to it.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: She gives Prince John a dish with crocodile eyeballs and newt testicles in it and expects him to eat it. He spits out the first bite while her back is turned.
- Dirty Old Woman: The kinds of things she'd like to do to the sheriff are not exactly left to the imagination.
- Fortune Teller
- Unfortunate Names: Even though "Latrine" sounds a lot better than her original name of "Shithouse", it's still essentially the same thing.
Played by: Megan CavanaghMaid Marian's lady-in-waiting.
- Brawn Hilda
- Hooked Up Afterwards: Implied with Little John.
- Matron Chaperone: Similar to Dot Matrix with Princess Vespa, her main shtick is keeping Marian from losing her virginity before marriage."Ah ah ah! No ding-ding without the wedding ring!"