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* GrowingTheBeard: Literally, in Henry V's case. Tom Hiddleston goes from clean shaven as Prince Hal in ''Henry VI'' Parts 1 & 2 to sporting a beard for ''Henry V''.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''Theatre/HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''Theatre/HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''Theatre/HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''Theatre/HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'' in which Falstaff is a major character).


* WTHCastingAgency: Casting Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...

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* WTHCastingAgency: Casting Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, and he naturally has an unusual look to him, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...


* WTHCastingAgency: Casting Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...

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* WTHCastingAgency: Casting Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...him...

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''Theatre/HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''HenryIVPart2''.''Theatre/HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''Theatre/HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).


* JustHereForGodzilla: Considering both series have AllStarCasts, there is a considerable portion of the audience who only tuned in for that reason.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Considering both series have AllStarCasts, {{All Star Cast}}s, there is a considerable portion of the audience who only tuned in for that reason.



* WTHCastingAgency: Casting BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...

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* WTHCastingAgency: Casting BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...


* BrokenBase: The existence of the 2016 continuation provoked this. Some people were happy that the Histories would be completed with the * Wars of the Roses cycle, others felt it was a needless extension of something that was close to perfect. The casting of said series then caused its own BrokenBase.

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* BrokenBase: The existence of the 2016 continuation provoked this. Some people were happy that the Histories would be completed with the * Wars of the Roses cycle, others felt it was a needless extension of something that was close to perfect. The casting of said series then caused its own BrokenBase.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''HenryV'' ''Theatre/HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: It's Shakespeare, so this is practically a given. And in fact the entire series practically ''thrives'' on this.
* BrokenBase: The existence of the 2016 continuation provoked this. Some people were happy that the Histories would be completed with the * Wars of the Roses cycle, others felt it was a needless extension of something that was close to perfect. The casting of said series then caused its own BrokenBase.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Bordering on an InUniverse example and perhaps somewhat inevitable [[Creator/BenedictCumberbatch given the casting]], but Richard III certainly qualifies. Regardless of history, in the plays the series is based on, Richard is undoubtedly a villain (and even admits as such) but the series portrays him as being practically forced into it and it's not unknown for viewers to try and make even more excuses for the terrible things he does.
* EvilIsCool: Richard III practically embodies this trope. He murders his way to power ([[WouldHurtAChild even killing his nephews]]), and is generally horrible...but he's also a DeadpanSnarker and is more than capable of overcoming his disabilities and holding his own in a fight.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Considering both series have AllStarCasts, there is a considerable portion of the audience who only tuned in for that reason.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Technically, you're not supposed to be rooting for Richard III at all. Doesn't seem to stop most people.
* ToughActToFollow: Many considered this to be the case when the Wars of the Roses cycle was announced since the previous series had been so well-received.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never see Falstaff again after the newly-crowned Henry V publicly sheds all association with him at the end of ''HenryIVPart2''. He dies offscreen at the start of ''HenryV'' and his reaction to Henry's desertion is only exposited through the minor characters of his friends. (This also occurred in reality: Falstaff proved so popular with audiences that Shakespeare ended up writing TheMerryWivesOfWindsor in which Falstaff is a major character).
* WTHCastingAgency: Casting BenedictCumberbatch as a deformed and undesirable (a fact he is constantly lamenting) murderer... In fairness, they do their best to make him look bad, but it still comes off almost silly whenever Richard starts moaning about how no one would ever love him...

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