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YMMV: Robin of Sherwood
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Roger de Carnac's name strikes terror into the hearts of Gisburne and the Sheriff, his methods are as brutal as they are cunning, and he's played with a creepy detached air by Matthew Frewer. Robin kills him before the episode's half-way mark.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Robin of Loxley - in his final moments, he bravely faces down a small army of Norman warriors and fires an arrow over their heads. When he draws his bow a final time — without an arrow — they cringe away. He then looks knowingly at the Sheriff and smiles without fear, breaks his bow over his knee, and turns to face his death.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Robert de Rainault calmly reading out the transcript of a woman's brutal interrogation by torture in a bored-sounding voice.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Arguably Philip Mark, for his casual brutality as well as several implications of pederasty (including his boy-servants clad in finery while the girls remain in rags, his flirtatious chin-chucking of one of the boys, and de Rainault calling Mark himself a "posturing catamite").
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The old man in Nottingham Castle dungeons, along with his rat Arthur.
    • Nasir proved so popular that a Saracen character has been included in almost every Robin Hood adaptation since.
    • Isadora. There was some disappointment that she didn't join the Merry Men as an Affirmative Action Girl.
  • Fandom Heresy: It's not a good idea to state that you thought Jason Connery was a better Robin Hood than Michael Praed.
  • Ho Yay: Guy and the Sheriff. In one episode, Guy is made to towel-dry the Sheriff, who orders, "Harder, Gisburne!"; later they share a bathtub, where the Sheriff tells Gisburne, "Rub my back! Lower!" A few episodes later, when the angry Prince John punishes Gisburne, he addresses him as "de Rainault's protégé - if that's all you are"; Guy responds by uncomfortably looking away.
  • Narm: Plenty of times, usually to do with Fight Scene Failure or the Soundtrack Dissonance. Due to the Nostalgia Filter, it may now count as Narm Charm.
    • From the first episode:
    Much: Gisburne killed Father!
    Robin: GISBUUUUUURNE! (echoes several times)
    • From "The Enchantment":
    Gisburne: I'm free of you, Sheriff. I'm free of you! (runs to the window and shouts) I'M FREE OF YOU NOOOOOOOOW!!! (echoes several times)
  • One-Scene Wonder: Queen Hadwisa and Queen Isabella of Angoulême.
  • Special Effects Failure: The fact that the Silver Arrow in The Pilot looks like a small cruise missile and/or vibrator has often been remarked upon by the show's fanbase and even the show's creator.
  • Throw It In: De Rainault's assessment of Philip Mark as a "posturing catamite" was supposedly an ad lib.
  • The Untwist: In one episode Nasir is being hunted by a Saracen called Sarak. Because his face is covered, and he speaks in a growly voice, there is some indication that it is actually the woman that was with Sarak when he and Nasir fought the first time. Except...it's not.

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