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*ActorAllusion: Possibly. Morgaine threatens to kill the Brigadier next time she sees him. Waaaaay back in "The Daleks' Master Plan," set in the future, ''another'' character played by Jean Marsh ''did'' kill ''another'' character played by Nicholas Courtney.


* AlternateUniverse: In which the Arthurian legends actually exist. Quite possibly [-IN SPACE!-]

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* AlternateUniverse: In which the Arthurian legends actually exist. Quite possibly [-IN SPACE!-]SPACE!-] too, judging by the dialogue.


* AlternateUniverse

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* AlternateUniverseAlternateUniverse: In which the Arthurian legends actually exist. Quite possibly [-IN SPACE!-]


* TheMissusAndTheEx: Neither one is anything close to a love interest, but a couple of deleted scenes from provide an example of the companion not warming up to an older one right away: TheBrigadier manages to offend Ace by referring to her as "the latest one," and a line about how looking after the Professor is her job reveals that she may feel a bit threatened. By the end of the serial the Brig has managed to prove that he can be trusted to take care of the Doctor and the two bond over a nice big explosion. In the Brig's case, at least, it's less "mutual hostility" on his part and more "old-fashioned stuffy social awkwardness":

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* TheMissusAndTheEx: Neither one is anything close to a love interest, but a couple of deleted scenes from provide an example of the companion not warming up to an older one right away: TheBrigadier manages to offend Ace by referring to her as "the latest one," and a line about how looking after the Professor is her job reveals that she may feel a bit threatened.threatened by his presence. By the end of the serial the Brig has managed to prove that he can be trusted to take care of the Doctor and the two bond over a nice big explosion. In the Brig's case, at least, it's less "mutual hostility" on his part and more "old-fashioned "well-meaning but slightly oblivious, old-fashioned and stuffy social awkwardness":


* PercussiveHeroism: The Brigadier one-punches the Doctor and faces the Destroyer on his own.

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* PercussiveHeroism: PercussivePrevention: The Brigadier one-punches the Doctor and faces the Destroyer on his own.

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* PercussiveHeroism: The Brigadier one-punches the Doctor and faces the Destroyer on his own.

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* ThermalDissonance: The Doctor touches Excalibur's scabbard twice in quick succession. The first time it's unusually hot; the second time it's cold.


# lets evil witch Morgaine enter our universe from a parallel dimension where the Arthurian legends are a bit real.

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# lets evil witch Morgaine (Creator/JeanMarsh) enter our universe from a parallel dimension where the Arthurian legends are a bit real.

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* KingInTheMountain: Subverted. Arthur is believed by the Arthurian characters to be in suspended animation in the mainstream Whoniverse, but it turns out he's just dead and the claims that he'd return were propaganda.

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* EvilLaugh: Mordred.


* GenreSavvy: The Brigadier plays this trope straight as one of the knight's swords: He's got various kinds of ammo for different monsters, and when he sees a strangely-dressed man lying on the floor of an alien spaceship, he immediately recognizes the Doctor.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Morgaine. Her big PetTheDog and KickTheDog moments occur back-to-back without her giving either a second thought.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Morgaine. Her big PetTheDog and KickTheDog moments occur back-to-back without her giving either a second thought. Specifically, she kills a woman by burning out her mind in order to extract all the knowledge she can find about the current situation, and then turns around and cures another woman's blindness in order to cover a bar tab.


* CasualKink: Ancelyn asking Bambera if she's single the day after their first meeting involved her beating him up and manacling him.

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* CasualKink: Ancelyn asking Implied in a GettingCrapPastTheRadar kind of way with Brigadier Bambera and Sir Ancelyn. Unless you think there's some other interpretation to be put on him asking if she's single the day after their first meeting involved her beating him up and manacling him.


* CuttingTheKnot: When the Doctor is being menaced by a [[BuffySpeak alien snake hologram thing]], the Brigadier just steps on its control unit and destroys it.



* {{Flynning}}: Oh dear god, yes.



* GenreSavvy: The Brigadier plays this trope straight as one of the knight's swords: He's got various kinds of ammo for different monsters, and when he sees a strangely-dressed man lying on the floor of an alien spaceship, he immediately recognizes the Doctor.



* HeroicSelfDeprecation:
-->'''The Destroyer''': Can your world do no better than you as its champion?
-->'''The Brigadier''': [[HumbleHero Probably. I just do the best I can.]]



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* OutsideContextProblem: Knights and magic from another universe? Bit outside UNIT's usual purview.

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* VanityLicensePlate: Bessie now has WHO 7 numberplates.

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