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  • In the prologue, Lord Locksley is cornered by the Sheriff and his men, and is told to Join or Die. His response?
  • The Plucky Comic Relief Friar Tuck has a few moments in the sun:
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  • Robin shooting a flaming arrow straight into a guard's chest while barrels full of gunpowder explode and burn behind him.
  • When several refugee farmers make their way to the outlaws' camp, they blame Robin for all their assorted misfortunes - they've lost land and possessions; their children have been injured in the scuffling with the Sheriff's men. He promises that they will forge a new life for themselves, and reclaim what they've lost in an epic Dare to Be Badass speech.
    Man: But what about our kin? The Sheriff's taken all they've got, too!
    Robin: Then, by God, we take it back!
  • Most scenes with Azeem, especially his Rousing Speech near the end, and his Big Damn Heroes moment where he shows up just in time to slay the witch and repay his life debt. Morgan Freeman (along with Alan Rickman) totally stole this movie.
  • YMMV on this one, but in the final showdown between Nottingham and Robin, the Sheriff completely dominates the majority of the fight, and only loses due to a stroke of luck.
    • Before the fight, we have this exchange:
      Nottingham: (holding Locksley's sword) Recognise this? It belonged to your father. Appropriate, don't you think, that I now use it to send you to meet him?
      Robin: I shall never fear my father's sword.
      Nottingham: Really? (with a flick of his wrist, he cuts Robin's chin) Now we're even.
    • While Marian prudently stays out of the fight for the most part, she still does her best to help Robin and hurt the Sheriff, like tripping him with a bench or pouring hot wax on his chest.
  • In the days before Internet spoilers, the audience reaction when Sean Connery popped up as King Richard at the very end of the film was fantastic.
    • And a Real Life example for Connery himself - as noted on the Trivia page, he was paid $250,000 for that uncredited role, and he donated it all to charity. Not bad for five minutes' work!
  • Little John's wife Fanny, remaining completely casual in tone while being questioned by a guard... to the point of remaining utterly calm and almost dismissive as her husband comes up behind the guy and dispatches him. "Hello, my lover..." Especially impressive considering she has to hold it together if there's a chance of saving her son's life.


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