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Headscratchers / The Adventures of Robin Hood

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  • At one point Robin takes Marian from where his merry men are feasting to see a group of oppressed, starving peasants that have sought shelter with the outlaws. Naturally they weren't invited to the feasting because...because...
    • ...possibly because Robin does not want to expose their identities to the vengeful Normans who are at the feast — or possibly because he does not want to expose the Normans to the vengeful peasants. Anyway, Robin explicitly makes sure they have been fed and taken care of.
    • It's implied with the number of women, children and clearly ill/wounded/old men that these are the peasants who are either incapable or unwilling to fight, and Robin outright states that all have been violently driven from their homes with many having been tortured and probably a good number rescued from a death sentence. They're not part of the Merry Men per se, they're simply people who flocked to Robin for his protection. I'd imagine that protection extends to keeping them hidden from Guy, the Sheriff and likely several of the guards responsible for them hiding in the forest in the first place since they can't fight their way out of a bad situation should one have arisen.

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