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aka: The Adventures Of Robin Hood

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The Heartwarming Moments page for the films, books and other media based around the legends of Robin Hood.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Just about any scene with Much the Miller's Son and Bess in it.
    Bess: You will be careful, wont you?
    Much: (bashful smile) Course I will.
  • Robin bursts through the dungeon door after defeating Sir Guy and Marian runs into his arms. It's the smile that does it.
  • Marian is still suspicious of Robin after he robs her caravan, saying his men will likely just keep the money for themselves. So Robin shouts the suggestion to them, and they all reply that they'll use it to pay King Richard's ransom.
    • After that scene, Robin takes Marian to a group of peasants to show her why he's committing treason. He asks if they have enough to eat and his tone of voice is concerned as opposed to his previous bravado. No wonder Marian begins warming up to him.
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  • Little John, upon learning that the man whom he beat in the quarterstaff fight was Robin Hood himself, asks if he would not hold their fight against him. Robin merrily tells him that not only does he not mind the experience, but he'd welcome the giant into the Merry Men.
  • The moment when King Richard reveals himself to the Merry Men and they instantly kneel before him. When the King notes in awe, "All these have remained loyal." it comes off as a glorious validation of everything Robin Hood and his band have been doing. After all, to King Richard, these men are not mere outlaws and bandits, but loyalist partisans who are determined to protect him and his right to the throne.
  • Robin's final line in the movie is purely delightful. As part of a just reward for all he has done, King Richard "orders" Robin to wed Marian, and the couple start to slip out of the room. Robin looks back at the surprised king, beaming:
    "May I obey all your commands with equal pleasure, sire!"
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  • A Real Life moment is that this film gave Jewish composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold his one chance to make a living in Hollywood after the Nazis conquered Austria. When the film became a smash hit, Korngold knew he had won a secure place safe from the coming Holocaust; as he liked to quip, "Robin Hood saved my life."

Disney's Robin Hood
For Robin and Marian, the wait was all worth it.
  • "Love goes on and on..."
  • "Marian, my darling, I love you more than life itself."
  • Related to the above:
    Robin Hood: I owe my life to you, my darling.
    Maid Marian: (embracing him) I could not live without you, Robin.
  • Robin going back into the castle to save the baby rabbit.
  • After the Sheriff takes Skippy's farthing on his birthday, Robin comes by and gives him his hat and a bow and arrow for a present. After the kids run off, he gives the child's mother a small sack of money with which to feed her family.
    Robin: I only wish I could do more. Here - and keep your chin up. Someday there'll be happiness again in Nottingham. You'll see.
  • When the kids infiltrate the castle, Maid Marian is absolutely polite and takes care not to talk down to them. As the viewers, we are made to understand that she is worthy of Robin Hood (and not "just a prize to be won," as Princess Jasmine might put it).
    • On that note, Lady Kluck's engaging Skippy in a mock fight as Prince John, even imitating him sucking his thumb is pretty nice as well as she's clearly trying to cheer up the kids after they got found.
      • On an additional note, Skippy asking if he hurt Cluck during the mock fight and her assuring him he didn't brings to mind a grandparent and grandchild.
  • As sad as “Not in Nottingham” is, there are some sweet moments in there. An old owl is seen draping a blanket around his wife’s shoulders; Toby Turtle's father feeds Otto the blacksmith, whose leg is still broken; and a mouse divides a cookie crumb (which he was able to get thanks to the rabbit that was eating the cookie) to share with three other mice. Despite this being a dark moment for the citizens of Nottingham, they made sure to take care of each other rather than fending for themselves.
  • When things look their darkest and Friar Tuck finds his poor box, "Just like our church: empty," one of the church mice digs their last savings out from under their mattress and offers it for the poor, leading to this:
    Friar Tuck: Your last farthing? Oh, little sister. No one can give more than that. Bless you both.
  • If you look closely, you'll see that Friar Tuck has written "Forgive them all" on the wall of his cell.
    • Similarly, "God Forgive Prince John" can be seen on the wall in the communal Cell in Open-Matte versions, showing the Townspeople finding comfort in their faith, as well as Friar Tuck ringing the church bell for them, before being arrested.
  • When King Richard finally returns, it's played for all the Rightful King Returns it's worth. What is Richard's first order (after having his miserable piece of shit brother and his stooges thrown in prison)? Why, to arrange his niece's wedding, of course! And so, Robin and Marian are finally married, attended by all their friends and allies (and even handful of the Punch-Clock Villain), and leave in a carriage on their honeymoon. Of note is that, aside from his iconic hat, Robin is once again dressed in the finery of a nobleman.

BBC's Robin Hood

  • Marian's father is killed and Guy chooses a very bad time to make a move on her, so she runs distraught and heartbroken into her bedroom... where Robin is already waiting for her.
  • When Much says of Djaq: "Djaq may be a girl, but she's one of the lads."
  • Allan and Will's handshake just before Prince John's army attacks Nottingham in Walkabout.
  • Many found Will and Djaq's declarations of love in the Barn Scene of Ick to be impossibly cheesy - but just hit the mute button and let the actors' faces do the talking. The way they light up in esctasy when they realize that they love each other is just gorgeous.
  • John (of York) and Beatrice's forest wedding. D'aww.
  • When Djaq tells Allan: "I believe you're a good man," after he clumsily tries to confess to her about the fact that he's been selling outlaw secrets to Guy. Also something of a Tear Jerker considering it's the last time they ever interact on-screen and the end of their quasi-romantic friendship.
  • Robin and Marian's Together in Death scene at the end of season 3. After what is initially a fairly formal reunion in which they reiterate their love for one another, Robin suddenly grabs Marian around the waist and swings her around in a circle, with all the playfulness and joy that's always been the hallmark of their relationship. The last thing we hear is Marian's happy giggling echoing up through the trees.
  • John's been rescued, and Robin gives him back his tags - well, one of them. Where's the other? His son knows: "I shall never forget! My father is a comrade of Robin Hood!"
  • Guy and Meg. Even though their time together is very short, it's still very sweet.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

  • The song "Marian", it may be a parody but it's still a very adorable song, especially with the soft rock cover version that plays during the end credits.
  • Rabbi Tuck's introduction. He tells the merry men that his wine is only for blessing things. After seeing their disappointment, he says "Wait! There's things here. Trees, rocks, birds. Come, let us bless them all!"

Robin Hood (2010)

  • Heartwarming Moments:
    Robin: I love you, Marian.
  • When Marian surrenders to her grief and rests against Robin's shoulder as his hand comes up to stroke her hair. Quite possibly the most intimate scene in the whole movie — even more so than their goodbye kiss or kiss in the surf.
  • The fact that Russell Crowe talked Alan Doyle into auditioning for the role of Allan a Dale because he wanted to do a movie with his friend and thought this was a perfect match definitely qualifies.
  • Scott Grimes was filming in England for the first time since Band of Brothers. Through pure coincidence Richard Speight Jr was also in the area, as was Tim Matthews (who already lived there). The three of them had played True Companions in the series and hadn't seen each other since, but they all had a mini-reunion.


  • The Phantom story "The Forest of Terror" turns out to be one of these. Set in 1635, and starring the 4th Phantom, it revolves around a demonic warlock known as The Saracen who is plaguing Sherwood. Over the course of the story, we find out that the Saracen had been defeated once before - by Robin Hood himself. Throughout the story, we're given glimpses of Robin's time, including his marriage to Marian after the defeat of the Saracen, which is officiated by Friar Tuck (one of the other characters in the story is revealed to be their direct descendant). When the Phantom finally confronts the Saracen in the ruins of Nottingham Castle, he is assisted by the spirits of Robin and his merry men, though the Phantom himself can't quite bring himself to believe what he's seeing. Badly injured in the fight, the Phantom passes out, only to find himself in an ethereal, paradise-like Sherwood, tended by the ageless spirits of Robin and the others. While these visions disappear when he wakes up, he finds himself mysteriously unhurt, and discovers an arrow lying by his side...
    21st Phantom: Though he could never prove it, my ancestor believed that the arrow had once belonged to Robin Hood.

Alternative Title(s): Robin Hood 2010, The Adventures Of Robin Hood


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