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* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: After the bleak and sexually violent [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 original]] and its equally graphic [[Film/EvilDead2 sequel]], this movie is more of a wacky, comedic adventure movie that comes across more as a lot more parodic. In spite of this drastic tonal shift, it's still incredibly entertaining and [[TropesAreNotBad the favorite film in the series among many audience members.]]

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* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: After the bleak and sexually violent [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 original]] and its equally graphic [[Film/EvilDead2 sequel]], this movie is more of a wacky, comedic adventure movie that comes across more as a lot more parodic. In spite of this drastic tonal shift, it's still incredibly entertaining and [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools the favorite film in the series among many audience members.]]


* EveryoneWasKungFuFighting: After proving it has the ability to shred a human body into a blood geyser, the Pit Witch decides to handle Ash with... a series of facial punches and backflip kicks.

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* EveryoneWasKungFuFighting: EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: After proving it has the ability to shred a human body into a blood geyser, the Pit Witch decides to handle Ash with... a series of facial punches and backflip kicks.


** The hut Ash spends the night in- where he's attacked by the mini-Ashes- appears to have a modern heating system (at least, there are metal vents for him to hit his head on).



* EveryoneWasKungFuFighting: After proving it has the ability to shred a human body into a blood geyser, the Pit Witch decides to handle Ash with... a series of facial punches and backflip kicks.



** Ash manages to kill two of his tiny counterparts, but several of them manage to escape with no account for their whereabouts.

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** Ash manages to kill two of his tiny counterparts, but several of them manage to escape with no account for their whereabouts.whereabouts (one of the survivors becomes the main enemy of the Dynamite Comics Xena crossover).


* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: The opening scene, which recaps the events of the story so far, includes some small bits of footage from ''Film/EvilDeadII'', but all images with Linda in them are reshot to have her portrayed by Bridget Fonda.

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: The opening scene, which recaps the events of the story so far, includes some small bits of footage from ''Film/EvilDeadII'', ''Film/EvilDead2'', but all images with Linda in them are reshot to have her portrayed by Bridget Fonda.

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: The opening scene, which recaps the events of the story so far, includes some small bits of footage from ''Film/EvilDeadII'', but all images with Linda in them are reshot to have her portrayed by Bridget Fonda.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ash manages to kill two of his tiny counterparts, but several of them manage to escape with no account for their whereabouts.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Ash manages to kill two of his tiny counterparts, but several of them manage to escape with no account for their whereabouts.



** It takes the castle getting raided, everyone turning his back on him, and his love interest kidnapped for him to see sense.



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: the English in 1300 are perfectly capable of understanding Ash's very slangy modern English, and themselves speak modern English peppered with "thee"s and "shalt"s.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: the English in 1300 are perfectly capable of understanding Ash's very slangy modern English, and themselves speak modern English peppered with "thee"s thees and "shalt"s.
shalts.


** "Hail to the King, baby."


** It takes the castle getting raided, everyone turning his back on him, and his love interest kidnapped for him to make him see sense.

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** It takes the castle getting raided, everyone turning his back on him, and his love interest kidnapped for him to make him see sense.


* ImperfectRitual: Ash is sent to recover the Necronomicon and is reminded by the wizard to recite the words "KlaatuBaradaNikto" when taking possession of the book. Unfortunately, Ash recites the words wrong...leading to [[OhCrap a whole army of undead rising]] and attacking the castle.

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* ImperfectRitual: Ash is sent to recover the Necronomicon and is reminded by the wizard to recite the words "KlaatuBaradaNikto" when taking possession of the book. Unfortunately, Ash recites the words wrong... leading to [[OhCrap a whole army of undead rising]] and attacking the castle.


--> '''Good Ash:''' Good... bad... I'm the guy with the gun.

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--> '''Good Ash:''' [[BondOneliner Good... bad... I'm the guy with the gun.]]

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* DualWielding: Ash briefly wields two swords simultaneously while fighting on the castle wall's stairs.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Yeah, Englishmen in 1300 knew full well what gunpowder was.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Yeah, Englishmen The film is completely ahistorical.
** King Arthur is portrayed as a real person who rules England (represented by a single castle)
in 1300 knew full well what gunpowder was.AD. King Arthur is a mythical figure who supposedly ruled around 400 to 500 AD.
** Gunpowder would have been completely unknown in Arthurian times, but had been in Europe for about a century by 1300.



* HeelFaceTurn: In a sense. Ash turns from a selfish jerk who only wants to get home, to a hero driving away the evil from the land he has no intent to stay in.
** To be fair, this whole business really WAS his fault anyway.



* PlotHole:
** Ash chains Bad Ash to a table in the windmill he's squatting in before hacking him to pieces with his chainsaw. The problem with this is that during the scene where Ash arrived at the windmill his horse, which may have been carrying the chainsaw, was scared off into the woods by the evil entity chasing him. Ash was left to run to the windmill on foot, where he was clearly not carrying the chainsaw.
** When Ash escapes from The Pit, as spiked walls close on it. Several minutes later, the monster from the pit climbs out, despite the walls still being closed, and Ash shoots it with his shotgun that he didn't have a few seconds earlier, causing it to fall back into the pit and land in the water below. (Though in the Director's Cut, a villager was explicitly shown giving Ash the shotgun back.)


* TheBlacksmith: The nameless smith has a minor role, yet gets a fair bit of characterization. He's shown to be something of an OnlySaneMan among the primitive screwheads who seems to take pity on Ash and the other captives, Ash later saves his life when they're attacked by a Deadite witch, and the smith is the first man to volunteer himself to defend the castle.


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* TheBlacksmith: The nameless smith has a minor role, yet gets a fair bit of characterization. He's shown to be something of an OnlySaneMan among the primitive screwheads who seems to take pity on Ash and the other captives, Ash later saves his life when they're attacked by a Deadite witch, and the smith is the first man to volunteer himself to defend the castle.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Medieval England looks an awful lot like Southern California.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Yeah, Englishmen in 1300 knew full well what gunpowder was.

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