Fridge / Kaamelott

This page is for showcasing noteworthy moments of Fridge Brilliance or Fridge Horror in Kaamelott. Note that any Fridge Logic examples do NOT belong here — put them on the series' Headscratchers page, instead.

Examples of Fridge Brilliance:

  • Bohort is afraid of a great many things, but refuses flat-out to go to sleep while "camping" unless it's proven that there are no adult rabbits around. Now, consider his English name and who was the first knight to have his throat gnawed open by the Killer Rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail...
  • One which is lampshaded in Livre V, but that you can deduce before that: Merlin is shown to be a terrible wizard, whose spells always fizzle or are misdirected, who doesn't know a thing about enchanter's common spells (he's unable to cast an Invisibility spell, or to make a small flame appear in his hand), and who can't prepare a potion if his life depended on it. And then you realize: he's a druid, not an enchanter. Almost all his powers are cancelled if he stands "under a roof" (though, to be totally fair, he is also a terrible druid, yet a bit more capable).
  • Ever wonder if Léodagan of Carmélide, with his not-so-subtle tactics, and his obsession with siege weapons, is actually a good commander? Well, one of Carmélide's traditions is that in a clan war, the leader who won must "spend some time with the eldest daughter of the defeated leader". And Guenièvre, Léodagan's only daughter, is still a virgin....
  • In Livre V "Le Royaume sans Tête" ("The Headless Kingdom"), Arthur is not king anymore, due to his "inability" to pull Excalibur from the stone (his reluctance, in reality). Everyone tries to convince him to rule anyway, but he keeps refusing. Then, Guenièvre asks him what she should do if they ask her for advice. Considering who she is, hilarity ensues. Later in Livre V, the knights hire a jurist to find a solution; which he does (without a legitimate king, the queen may choose a regent, who will reign until someone pull Excalibur from the stone). The Fridge Brilliance? If you watch the episode "La Roche et le Fer" ("Stone and Iron"), which happened WAY before the aforementioned episodes, you'll realize that not only someone already knew that law, but also that this person is Guenièvre, the very same person you (and Arthur) laughed at when she wondered if someone would ask her help.
  • In Livre I, Arthur offers Madenn a dagger for their unborn child as a souvenir from his father, saying he slit an Ostrogoth chief's throat with it. Just a random incident without repercussion, to show some Deliberate Values Dissonance and Arthur being cute? Well, not only is it the first stone to show Arthur's wish for children of his own (the main plot of Livre V), but the death of this chief is also a major plot point in Livre VI that allows him to become the Roman leader of Britain. And that dagger belonged to Aconia, the wife of his choice.