''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 ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/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 (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, as the leader of the group
** TheLancer: Doubar, as Sinbad's older and somewhat wiser and more level-headed brother.
** TheSmartGuy: Firouz, alchemist and tinkerer who couldn't fight worth a damn
** TheBigGuy: Rongar - though he wasn't as physically strong as Doubar he was the most skillful fighter in the group
** TheChick: Maeve, later Bryn. Both were sorceresses, and Maeve was also a harmonizing aspect in the group.
* 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
* HotterAndSexier: The show tried to advertise Season 2 as this, mostly by lots of fanservice shots of Bryn in the commercials.
** Sinbad himself also got a change in look to make him sexier. In season 1, he was a clean-shaven, short-haired pretty boy. In season 2, he looks more like a bad boy: his hair is shoulder-length, he has a five o'clock shadow and his sleeves are a lot shorter, exposing his biceps.
* 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
* UnscrupulousHero: Sinbad was very deliberately changed (arguably derailed) into one of these for the second season to fit in with the darker and edgier aesthetic the producers were aiming at.
* 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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