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* ChaoticGood: "An unjust law is no law at all." While Robin and his Merry Men do have a code that they follow, the laws of the land don't particularly concern them in most retellings. It can sometimes swing to NeutralGood or LawfulGood in tales, depending on Robin's support for another king. In all cases, Robin's thievery and nature as an outlaw put him in opposition to corrupt authority.[[invoked]]

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* ChaoticGood: "An unjust law is no law at all." While Robin and his Merry Men do have a code that they follow, the laws of the land don't particularly concern them in most retellings. It can sometimes swing to NeutralGood or LawfulGood in tales, depending on Robin's support for another king. In all cases, Robin's thievery and nature as an outlaw put him in opposition to corrupt authority.[[invoked]] He's even the trope image![[invoked]]


[[IconicOutfit The man in green]] who [[ForestRanger lives in Sherwood Forest]] in [[TheMiddleAges Merrie Olde England]]. He [[JustLikeRobinHood robs from the rich, gives to the poor]]. He is [[SplittingTheArrow a brilliant shot with a bow]] and has [[MenOfSherwood a band]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits of Merry Men]]. He [[LovableRogue may be an outlaw]], but [[ChaoticGood he is firmly a good guy]]. In due course, the king happens on him, and grants ThePardon. After Myth/KingArthur, he is the best-known [[FolkHero legendary hero]] ever produced by the British Isles.

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[[IconicOutfit The man in green]] who [[ForestRanger lives in Sherwood Forest]] in [[TheMiddleAges Merrie Olde England]]. He [[JustLikeRobinHood robs from the rich, rich and gives to the poor]]. He is [[SplittingTheArrow a brilliant shot with a bow]] and has [[MenOfSherwood a band]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits of Merry Men]]. He [[LovableRogue may be an outlaw]], but [[ChaoticGood he is firmly a good guy]]. In due course, the king happens on him, and grants ThePardon. After Myth/KingArthur, he is the best-known [[FolkHero legendary hero]] ever produced by the British Isles.
Isles, and certainly the most legendary outlaw.



* BowAndSwordInAccord: While most of the Merry Men primarily use a staff Robin and Marian are both accomplished sword and bow users.

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* BowAndSwordInAccord: While most of the Merry Men primarily use a staff staff, Robin and Marian are both accomplished sword and bow users.users.
* ChaoticGood: "An unjust law is no law at all." While Robin and his Merry Men do have a code that they follow, the laws of the land don't particularly concern them in most retellings. It can sometimes swing to NeutralGood or LawfulGood in tales, depending on Robin's support for another king. In all cases, Robin's thievery and nature as an outlaw put him in opposition to corrupt authority.[[invoked]]



* LovableRogue: Robin Hood is one of the earliest known examples, helped by his having a code by which he runs the Merry Men that involves not robbing the poor or robbing others of everything they have unless they try to cheat him.

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* JustLikeRobinHood: Trope Namer. While there have been plenty of thieves who rob from the rich to give to the poor, Robin Hood is one of the most well-known examples across the world. Nearly every legend involving the character has him going up against the corrupt sheriff and/or king, robbing wealthy people who have it coming, and using the money he steals to help the downtrodden.
* LovableRogue: Robin Hood is one of the earliest known examples, helped by his having a code by which he runs the Merry Men that Men. It involves not robbing the poor or poor, and not robbing others of everything they have unless they try to cheat him.the Merry Men.



* ParentalMarriageVeto: The bride's father is vehemently opposed to her engagement to Alan a Dale as Alan is not a wealthy man.

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: The bride's father is vehemently opposed to her engagement to Alan a Dale Dale, as Alan is not a wealthy man.



* SettingUpdate: The initial tales were set during the reign of an "Edward" referred to as "Our comely king." Due to Edward IV having not become king when the first ballad of Robin Hood was written it is possible that he was Edward the Elder, Edward the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward II or Edward III. A later story was set during the reign of Henry VIII and today all Robin Hood stories are set during the reign of Richard I, a few going into the reigns of his brother John and nephew Henry III.

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* SettingUpdate: The initial tales were set during the reign of an "Edward" "Edward", referred to as "Our comely king." Due to Edward IV having not become king when the first ballad of Robin Hood was written written, it is possible that he was Edward the Elder, Edward the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward II or Edward III. A later story was set during the reign of Henry VIII and today VIII. Todaym all Robin Hood stories are set during the reign of Richard I, a few going into the reigns of his brother John and nephew Henry III.

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* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' (released in Japan on July 22, 2010) featured Robin Hood as an Archer-class servant.

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* SettingUpdate: The initial tales were set during the reign of an "Edward" referred to as "Our comely king." Due to Edward IV having not become king when the first ballad of Robin Hood was written it is possible that he was Edward the Elder, Edward the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward II or Edward III. A later story was set during the reign of Henry VIII and today all Robin Hood stories are set during the reign of Richard I, a few going into the reigns of his brother John and nephew Henry III.


** Curiously, through PopCulturalOsmosis, Robin and Literature/PeterPan are often basically dressed the same up to the hat, except that Robin has a bow and arrows.

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** Curiously, through PopCulturalOsmosis, Robin and Literature/PeterPan are often basically dressed the same up to the hat, except that Robin has a bow and arrows. In sitcoms, it's common for a character to dress as one of them for a costume party and be mistaken for the other one.


''Recurring characters in the Robin Hood mythos include:''

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* Disney's 1973 animated version of ''Disney/RobinHood'' tells the classic story with a FunnyAnimal cast. Robin is, appropriately, reimagined as a fox. (The film was initially developed as an adaptation of the Literature/ReynardTheFox folktales, until Disney realised that even they couldn't make ''those'' Funny Animal stories [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids family-appropriate.)

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* Disney's 1973 animated version of ''Disney/RobinHood'' tells the classic story with a FunnyAnimal cast. Robin is, appropriately, reimagined as a fox. (The film was initially developed as an adaptation of the Literature/ReynardTheFox folktales, until Disney realised that even they couldn't make ''those'' Funny Animal stories [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids family-appropriate.family-appropriate]].)


* Disney's 1973 animated version of ''Disney/RobinHood'' tells the classic story with a FunnyAnimal cast. Robin is, appropriately, reimagined as a fox.

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* Disney's 1973 animated version of ''Disney/RobinHood'' tells the classic story with a FunnyAnimal cast. Robin is, appropriately, reimagined as a fox. (The film was initially developed as an adaptation of the Literature/ReynardTheFox folktales, until Disney realised that even they couldn't make ''those'' Funny Animal stories [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids family-appropriate.)


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!!Tropes which are ubiquitous in the original legends and most retellings:


* IconicOutfit: The Lincoln Green outfits worn by Robin and his men, as well as the rich red ensembles of Will Scarlet and Alan a Dale, which Alan at least is specifically stated to trade in for the group's green when he joins the band.

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* IconicOutfit: IconicItem:
** Robin Hood is not Robin Hood without his bow and arrows. Though the Merry Men tend to be armed similarly.
** Same goes for Little John and his quarterstaff.
** Robin also has a horn which he blows to summon the Merry Men. As the leader, he's typically the only one with such.
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The Lincoln Green outfits worn by Robin and his men, as well as the rich red ensembles of Will Scarlet and Alan a Dale, which Alan at least is specifically stated to trade in for the group's green when he joins the band.band.
** Robin's feathered pointy hat, which the other outlaws may also wear. Though some depictions, especially modern ones, make the "Hood" in his name refer to an actual hood he wears instead of the hat. Originally it was just his name.
** Curiously, through PopCulturalOsmosis, Robin and Literature/PeterPan are often basically dressed the same up to the hat, except that Robin has a bow and arrows.


''Literature/{{Hawksmaid}}'' is a YA novel by Kathryn Lasky first published in 2010. It centres around a teenage Marian, who has a supernatural affinity for falcons, as she helps the young Robin Hood raise the money for King Richard's ransom.

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* ''Literature/{{Hawksmaid}}'' is a YA novel by Kathryn Lasky first published in 2010. It centres around a teenage Marian, who has a supernatural affinity for falcons, as she helps the young Robin Hood raise the money for King Richard's ransom.


* '''Little John''', [[IronicNickname ironically]] TheBigGuy of the outlaws, a BoisterousBruiser and Robin's [[NumberTwo right-hand man]] or at least best friend. Originally named [[IronicName John Little]] before he joined Robin. Often he is portrayed as something of a GeniusBruiser, and generally more cautious than Robin himself. Generally befriends Robin in a very [[DefeatMeansFriendship Shonen fashion]]. In modern works, sometimes depicted as the original founder and leader of the Merry Men who cedes his place to Robin once he turns up.

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* '''Little John''', [[IronicNickname ironically]] TheBigGuy of the outlaws, a BoisterousBruiser and Robin's [[NumberTwo right-hand man]] or at least best friend. Originally named [[IronicName John Little]] before he joined Robin. Often he is portrayed as something of a GeniusBruiser, and generally more cautious than Robin himself. Generally befriends Robin in a very [[DefeatMeansFriendship Shonen fashion]].fashion]], though traditionally it's ''Robin'' getting the worst of it. In modern works, sometimes depicted as the original founder and leader of the Merry Men who cedes his place to Robin once he turns up.


* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s sidekick Comicbook/{{Robin}} was originally, and still is on occasion, said to have taken his codename from Robin Hood. This gets an oblique nod when Dick (the first Robin) chooses another near legendary hero for his adult codename, this time the Kryptonian hero ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, and Jason (the second Robin) starts going by the name Red '''Hood'''.



* In ''VideoGame/SouthParkPhoneDestroyer'', Tweek's Fantasy set card, Robin Tweek, is a blatant Robin Hood reference (with a reference to William Tell's apple trick thrown in for good measure).

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* ActionGirl: Marian and Clorinda were both action girls, with Marian being able to disguise herself as a page and match Robin in a sword fight and Clorinda being able to pull of impressive feats with a bow. Both women are thought to have originated as the nameless May Queen or Queen of the Shepherds, and in Clorinda's only ballad appearance she is specifically stated to be a shepherd. Later adaptations vary widely.
* ArcherArchetype: Robin is the trope codifier. Gilbert Whitehand and Clorinda also fit as they're both rather independent excellent bow users with connections to nature.
* ArrangedMarriage: Robin and the Merry Men save the bride from the marriage her greedy father arranged for her to an old wealthy knight and arrange for her to be able to marry the man she loves shortly thereafter, sometimes without even leaving the chapel where the unwanted wedding was to take place.
* BigDamnHeroes: Robin leads his men to rescue the bride from an unwanted wedding and the three yeomen from execution in grand dramatic fashion at the last possible moment.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: While most of the Merry Men primarily use a staff Robin and Marian are both accomplished sword and bow users.
* DisguisedInDrag: Robin dresses as an old woman once to escape from a situation where he was vastly outnumbered by the Sheriff's men.
* FolkHero: Robin Hood is the best known legendary hero from the British Isles.
* ForestRanger: Robin and the Merry Men hide in the greenwood and confront those who travel through it.
* IconicOutfit: The Lincoln Green outfits worn by Robin and his men, as well as the rich red ensembles of Will Scarlet and Alan a Dale, which Alan at least is specifically stated to trade in for the group's green when he joins the band.
* LovableRogue: Robin Hood is one of the earliest known examples, helped by his having a code by which he runs the Merry Men that involves not robbing the poor or robbing others of everything they have unless they try to cheat him.
* MarriageBeforeRomance: The old knight generally brings this up to the bride, but she's not having it. She knows what she wants and he's not it and she is not happy that her father found a corrupt clergyman to marry her to the old knight regardless of her wishes or prior engagement.
* MarryForLove: The bride insists that she marry the man she loves rather than the man her father chose in order to get rich off of basically selling her.
* MenOfSherwood: Robin's fellow outlaws are the trope namers and a prime example.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The bride wasn't given a name in the old ballads, and originally neither was her chosen spouse but later ballads named him Alan a Dale. The bride's been given several names by later authors often a variation of Ellen. Pierce Egan the Younger's name for her, Lady Christabel, has also been used in several other adaptations.
* {{Outlaw}}: Robin and his men are usually outlaws, though some of them like Alan are only outlaw due to their association with Robin.
* ThePardon: Robin is usually pardoned by the King, and often Marian refuses to marry him until he is pardoned. Tales which continue past this point generally have him returning to life as an outlaw eventually.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: The bride's father is vehemently opposed to her engagement to Alan a Dale as Alan is not a wealthy man.
* PatronSaint: The earliest ballads frequently mention Robin Hood's devotion to the Virgin Mary.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Merry Men are an eclectic collection of outlaws from different backgrounds who've banded together in the greenwood under Robin's leadership.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Pierce Egan the Younger made the bride into the Sheriff's daughter, and made Alan and Marian brother and sister.
* RunawayBride: The bride's father usually has her well watched by guards so that she can't accomplish this on her own, meaning the Merry Men rescue her at the ceremony itself. Some adaptations of her story let her escape earlier to her desired fiance, but in all she chooses to forgo the comforts of her station as nobility to live with the man she loves in the greenwood.
* SimpleStaff: Most all of the Merry Men use some form of staff and Robin is considered proficient with them but Little John and Arthur-a-Bland are specifically excellent with a quarter-staff and the tinker uses a cudgel he's rather devastating with.
* WarriorMonk: The curtail friar, who is often combined with Friar Tuck in modern adaptations, is an excellent swordsman.


* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s sidekick Robin is sometimes said to have taken his codename from Robin Hood.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s sidekick Robin Comicbook/{{Robin}} was originally, and still is sometimes on occasion, said to have taken his codename from Robin Hood.Hood. This gets an oblique nod when Dick (the first Robin) chooses another near legendary hero for his adult codename, this time the Kryptonian hero ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, and Jason (the second Robin) starts going by the name Red '''Hood'''.

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''Literature/{{Hawksmaid}}'' is a YA novel by Kathryn Lasky first published in 2010. It centres around a teenage Marian, who has a supernatural affinity for falcons, as she helps the young Robin Hood raise the money for King Richard's ransom.

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