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* Creator/AaronJohnson portrayed him in ''Film/OutlawKing''. Quite a LargeHam and a BoisterousBruiser in battle.

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* Creator/AaronJohnson portrayed him in ''Film/OutlawKing''. Quite a LargeHam and LargeHam, a BoisterousBruiser and a BloodKnight, all rolled into one. Gloriously displayed in battle.


* Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson portrayed him in ''Film/OutlawKing''. Quite a LargeHam and a BoisterousBruiser in battle.

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* Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson Creator/AaronJohnson portrayed him in ''Film/OutlawKing''. Quite a LargeHam and a BoisterousBruiser in battle.


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* Portrayed by Kern Falconer in ''The Bruce'' (1996).
* Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson portrayed him in ''Film/OutlawKing''. Quite a LargeHam and a BoisterousBruiser in battle.
-->''"WHAT'S MY FUCKING NAME?!"''



* Black Douglas frequently appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independence. He's been portrayed by Kern Falconer in ''The Bruce'' (1996) and by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing''.


* Black Douglas frequently appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independence.
** Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing'', for instance.

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* Black Douglas frequently appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independence. \n** Played He's been portrayed by Kern Falconer in ''The Bruce'' (1996) and by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing'', for instance.''Film/OutlawKing''.


* Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing''.
* Frequent appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independence.

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* Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing''.
* Frequent
Black Douglas frequently appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independence. Independence.
** Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in ''Film/OutlawKing'', for instance.


* Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in Film/OutlawKing.

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* Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in Film/OutlawKing.''Film/OutlawKing''.


Not much is known about his early life, but it is known that he was the heir to [[TheClan clan Douglas]], sent to Paris in the early days of the war against the English, there he was educated and there he served as TheSquire for William Lamberton. When he came back to Scotland, he found out his family had lost all of his lands due his father's defiance against the English. He pledged for King UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst to return his lands. He didn't.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He lead battalions, delivering the English some of its most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.

Alongside Robert he triumphed over the English at Bannockburn and stood alongside him when he became King and lived in his royal court as a prestigious lord.

Black Douglas' last adventure came with his King's death. Robert's LastRequest was for his heart to be carried in a Crusade, and Douglas was placed with the task. Carrying his King's heart in a casket, Douglas rode to several battles against the Muslims. Sadly, Black Douglas perished in the Crusade, and his body, alongside his King's heart, was carried back to Scotland.

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Not much is known about his early life, life (even his year of birth is uncertain, usually given as somewhere between 1286 and 1290), but it is known that he was the heir to [[TheClan clan Clan Douglas]], and was sent to Paris in the early days of the war against the English, there where he was educated and there where he served as TheSquire for William Lamberton. Lamberton, the [[ChurchMilitant Bishop of St Andrew's]]. When he came back to Scotland, he found out his family had lost all of his lands due his father's defiance against of the English. He pledged pleaded for King UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst to return his lands. He didn't.

refused.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He lead led battalions, delivering the English some of its their most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the into their hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.

Black Douglas]].

Alongside Robert he triumphed over the English at Bannockburn Bannockburn, and stood alongside him when he became King and lived in his royal court as a prestigious lord.magnate of Scotland, border warlord, and ultimately [[TheChampion Guardian of the Realm]].

Black Douglas' last adventure came with his King's death. Robert's LastRequest was for his heart to be carried in a Crusade, Crusade (following up on an oath he had sworn, and been unable to follow up on in life), and Douglas was placed with given the task. Carrying his King's heart in a casket, Douglas rode to several battles against the Muslims. Sadly, Black Douglas perished in the Crusade, and his body, alongside his King's heart, was carried back to Scotland.
Scotland. Neither of them ever reached the Holy Land. The Lords of Douglas added the King's heart to their coat of arms.


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* Played by Creator/AaronTaylorJohnson in Film/OutlawKing.


[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He leaded battalions, delivering the English some of its most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.

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[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He leaded lead battalions, delivering the English some of its most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.


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!! Tropes related to Black Douglas

* {{Badass}}: An absolute terror in the battlefield. He killed several English Lords by his own hand in single combat.
* BashBrothers: With UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.
* BattleCry: "Douglas!". Just shouting his name was enough to strike terror in all men present.
* TheBigGuy: Described as physically imposing, and serving this trope's role for Robert.
* TheDreaded: The English were ''absolutely terrified'' of even a mention of his name as a result of his devastating, sudden raids.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: From a disowned noble to the most feared warrior of Scotland.
* GenerationXerox: His father also fought against the English (though with less success), and Douglas' son, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Archibald the Grim]], would do many of the same acts of bravery as his father.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Robert, again.
* TheLancer: Robert's most trusted lieutenant.
* LastStand: The Battle of Teba was his.
* LastRequest: Tasked with fulfillling Robert's. Legend claims his final wish was for Robert's wish to be carried on.
* LightningBruiser: His regiment was dangerously fast and powerful, devastating the English countryside. The man himself also qualified.
* NobleFugitive: Early in the war, after Robert's initial defeats.
* RedBaron: "Black" Douglas.
* TerrorHero: He became a sort of literal boogeyman for the English (as noted in the page quote).
* TrueCompanions: With UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his [[UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce King]].
* UnscrupulousHero: He was, by all accounts, a very honorable and loyal man to his friends. To his enemies, however...

!! In Fiction
* Frequent appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independance.

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!! Tropes related to Black Douglas

* {{Badass}}: An absolute terror
!!Tropes as portrayed in fiction:


!!Appears
in the battlefield. He killed several English Lords by his own hand in single combat.
* BashBrothers: With UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.
* BattleCry: "Douglas!". Just shouting his name was enough to strike terror in all men present.
* TheBigGuy: Described as physically imposing,
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!!ShoutOuts
and serving this trope's role for Robert.
* TheDreaded: The English were ''absolutely terrified'' of even a mention of his name as a result of his devastating, sudden raids.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: From a disowned noble to the most feared warrior of Scotland.
* GenerationXerox: His father also fought against the English (though with less success), and Douglas' son, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Archibald the Grim]], would do many of the same acts of bravery as his father.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Robert, again.
* TheLancer: Robert's most trusted lieutenant.
* LastStand: The Battle of Teba was his.
* LastRequest: Tasked with fulfillling Robert's. Legend claims his final wish was for Robert's wish to be carried on.
* LightningBruiser: His regiment was dangerously fast and powerful, devastating the English countryside. The man himself also qualified.
* NobleFugitive: Early in the war, after Robert's initial defeats.
* RedBaron: "Black" Douglas.
* TerrorHero: He became a sort of literal boogeyman for the English (as noted in the page quote).
* TrueCompanions: With UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his [[UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce King]].
* UnscrupulousHero: He was, by all accounts, a very honorable and loyal man to his friends. To his enemies, however...

!! In Fiction
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* Frequent appearance in HistoricalFiction that deals about the Scottish War of Independance.Independence.

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* Joe Abercrombie's [[Literature/TheFirstLaw First Law trilogy]], a LowFantasy work, has a character named Black Dow who's a clear shout-out to Douglas, or at least, to his [[AxCrazy legend in England]].


Not much is known about his early life, but it is known that he was the heir to [[TheClan clan Douglas]], sent to Paris in the early days of the war against the English, there he was educated and there he served as TheSquire for William Lamberton. When he came back to Scotland, he found out his family had lost all of his lands due his father's defiance against the English. He pledged for King EdwardTheFirst to return his lands. He didn't.

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Not much is known about his early life, but it is known that he was the heir to [[TheClan clan Douglas]], sent to Paris in the early days of the war against the English, there he was educated and there he served as TheSquire for William Lamberton. When he came back to Scotland, he found out his family had lost all of his lands due his father's defiance against the English. He pledged for King EdwardTheFirst UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst to return his lands. He didn't.


[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He leaded battalions, delivering the English some of its most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.

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[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This proved to be unwise]]. James Douglas joined with RobertTheBruce, UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, claimant to Scotland's throne, and served as one of his main lieutenants. He leaded battalions, delivering the English some of its most dramatic defeats in the entire war and striking terror in the hearts. Soon the English dubbed him [[RedBaron Black]] Douglas.


James Douglas, Lord of Douglas, better known as '''[[RedBaron Black Douglas]]''' or "Good Sir James" was a Scottish war hero of the First Scottish War of Independance, and NumberTwo to RobertTheBruce in military affairs.

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James Douglas, Lord of Douglas, better known as '''[[RedBaron Black Douglas]]''' or "Good Sir James" was a Scottish war hero of the First Scottish War of Independance, and NumberTwo to RobertTheBruce UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce in military affairs.



* BashBrothers: With RobertTheBruce.

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* BashBrothers: With RobertTheBruce.UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.


* TrueCompanions: With RobertTheBruce.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his [[RobertTheBruce King]].

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* TrueCompanions: With RobertTheBruce.UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his [[RobertTheBruce [[UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce King]].



* Scottish folk band ''The Corries'' have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mh374DS2ZY a song]] about him.

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* Scottish folk band ''The Corries'' have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mh374DS2ZY a song]] about him.him.
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