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Series / Knightfall

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A historical fiction series about the fall of The Knights Templar. The first season covers the search for the holy grail and sets the stage for Friday the 13th. The second season covers the events of the Templar's fall.

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  • Beard of Evil: The sign that King Phillip is irredeemably evil come season 2? His wicked new beard. Weirdly inverted with de Nogaret, as his becoming a more sympathetic and nuanced character is seemingly marked by him going clean shaven
  • Big Damn Heroes: Landry and the other Templar leaders are about to be burned at the stake when Master Talus arrives leading the Templar lepers and rescues everyone.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The pope.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The Pope makes the horrible mistake of telling de Nogaret his parents (who the Pope burned as a young man, being Cathar heretics) were blasphemers and heathens who got what they deserved. When alone with de Nogaret. Who's far more physically capable than he is. Who's been given permission to 'deal' with him. The results are predictable.
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  • Curbstomp Battle: Landry's duel with Phillip is short and brutal. For all Phillip's skill, he makes the mistake of believing Landry's training sessions with him were indicative of Landry's actual ability. Even tired, Landry is a veteran warrior and utterly dominates the battle before brutally ending his former friend.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: King Phillip does this in spades. His response to finding out that his wife and best friend were having an affair behind his back? Institute a King Herod style massacre of all newborns born around the time as their child.
  • The Dog Bites Back: De Nogaret and Louis have both had enough of Phillip's shit by the end of Season 2 and leave him for Landry.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: By the end both De Nogaret and Prince Louis have enough of Phillip's insanity and leave him to his fate.
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  • Evil Chancellor: De Nogaret in spades.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Gawain due to his issues with Landry. King Phillip also makes an epic one from a reasonable authority figure to a monstrous, murderous tyrant.
  • Freudian Excuse: De Nogaret has a surprisingly compelling one. His parents were executed for being Cathars leaving him to be raised by his uncle.....and the priest who killed them became the pope.
  • He Knows Too Much: Why Parsifal dies.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Landry and Gawain.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Why De Nogaret and Louis ultimately turn on Phillip
  • Old Soldier: Master Talus of the Templars is the eldest man there, a veteran of many battles, and can still kick heaps of ass
  • One-Man Army: Master Talus is the eldest of the Templers but can still take on a squad of soldiers and emerge victorious.
  • Put on a Bus: Adelina promptly leaves after defeating Roland.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: The show tries to do this with Joan....though many feel they didn't succeed.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Phillip and Landry were friends before Phillip found out that Landry was sleeping with his wife.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Prince Louis murders a baby, though he is haunted by it.

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