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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Several, both from the original legends and in a mirror of them for the new elements - ''L''ady ''L''ilian and ''F''inch ''F''itzwalter mirror ''M''aid ''M''arian, while the ''F''ine ''F''ellows mirror the ''M''erry ''M''en.

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* BatmanGambit: Guy’s well-known animosity towards the Hood is manipulated by a single lie in a letter he is asked to read, setting him on the path to reigniting their feud. It works… but [[GoneHorriblyRight too well.]]

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* StealthSequel: Once the Archbishop briefs Guy on Sir Richard managing to pay his impossible debt, a savvy fan of the mythos will realize the story is a follow up to the classic ballad featuring the knight.


** TheGhost: Prince John is working behind the scenes to destabilize the kingdom, but makes no appearance, even as his schemes directly impact events.

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** * TheGhost: Prince John is working behind the scenes to destabilize the kingdom, but makes no appearance, even as his schemes directly impact events.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: Dismas, Tuck’s companion, is a bald and goofy Frenchman who annoys Guy with his antics. He’s also [[Robin Hood.]]

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Dismas, Tuck’s companion, is a bald and goofy Frenchman who annoys Guy with his antics. He’s also [[Robin [[spoiler: Robin Hood.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Will the Scarlet is one of the friendlier Merry Men to Guy’s Fine Fellows when the two groups meet. Then in the final skirmish at the end of the book, he turns out to have AnAxeToGrind and kills a named character as part of his DynamicEntry.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Dismas, Tuck’s companion, is a bald and goofy Frenchman who annoys Guy with his antics. He’s also [[Robin Hood.]]


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* IgnoredEpiphany: Guy is aware of his flaws and mistakes, particularly at the end of the book... but just doubles down on his bad decisions.


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* MyGreatestFailure: Guy lost his title as a knight and job as a forester thanks to a mistake that killed the High Sheriff’s daughter.

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* EyeScream: Guy had Arthur-a-Bland’s eye put out when Guy was Chief Forester of Sherwood... [[spoiler: and cuts out the other one when he believes Arthur has betrayed him.]]


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* MasterSwordsman: Guy is this, though he’s also an unabashed CombatPragmatist not above preemptive attacks, dagger strikes, and DualWielding.


* MuaveShirt: Wiley, the most featured of the Fine Fellows after Guy, Hob, and Arthur. [[Will the Scarlet makes his DynamicEntry by first throwing his axe into him, then running forward and finishing him off with it.]]

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* MuaveShirt: Wiley, the most featured of the Fine Fellows after Guy, Hob, and Arthur. [[Will [[spoiler: Will the Scarlet makes his DynamicEntry by first throwing his axe into him, then running forward and finishing him off with it.]]

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Available [[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096T4LRGZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1623100519&refinements=p_27%3ANathan+Hopkins&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Nathan+Hopkins here.]]


* MuaveShirt: Wiley, the most featured of the Fine Fellows after Guy, Hob, and Arthur. [[Will the Scarlet makes his DynamicEntry by first throwing his axe into him, then running forward and finishing him off with it.]]



* MiscommunicationKills: How Guy is tricked into thinking Hood works for Prince John.


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* RefugeInAudacity: How Hood hides his identity from Guy early in the book.

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* EvilVirtues: Guy has VillainousValor in spades, while Flatnose Hob has UndyingLoyalty.


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* MasterArcher: Hood, or course, though Guy isn’t a slouch. Hood’s just [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter that much better.]]


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* MiscommunicationKills: How Guy is tricked into thinking Hood works for Prince John.


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* TheRival: Gisbourne and Hood, of course.


[[caption-width-right:333:Prince John was trying to steal a kingdom, and Guy wanted his cut.]]

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[[caption-width-right:333:Prince John was trying to steal a kingdom, and kingdom. And Guy wanted his cut.]]


Subtitled “A Sherwood Noir”, ''Outlaw’s Shadow'' is a HistoricalFiction re-imagining of the RobinHood legend by Nathan Hopkins that mashes up PerspectiveFlip, FilmNoir, MythologyGag, and forgotten history to create a crime thriller told from the perspective of Robin Hood’s EvilCounterpart, Guy Of Gisbourne.

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[[caption-width-right:333:Prince John was trying to steal a kingdom, and Guy wanted his cut.]]
Subtitled “A Sherwood Noir”, ''Outlaw’s Shadow'' is a an ebook HistoricalFiction re-imagining of the RobinHood legend by Nathan Hopkins that mashes up PerspectiveFlip, FilmNoir, MythologyGag, and forgotten history to create a crime thriller told from the perspective of Robin Hood’s EvilCounterpart, Guy Of Gisbourne.


* FriendVsLover: Played for drama at the end, with fatal results for [[Flatnose Hob.]]

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* FriendVsLover: FriendVersusLover: Played for drama at the end, with fatal results for [[Flatnose [[spoiler: Flatnose Hob.]]

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* TheDragon: Flatnose Hob, who becomes genuine friends with Guy because of his loyalty.


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* FriendVsLover: Played for drama at the end, with fatal results for [[Flatnose Hob.]]


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* VillainProtagonist: Guy, though he ends up getting ''worse''.

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