- You're closer than you think here. The original Robin Hood ballads portrayed them as romanticized outlaws, but outlaws nonetheless. Robin's "generosity" only appears when he makes a loan to a penniless knight. Given his traditional weapons of sword and bow, Robin was more than likely a yeoman (freeborn commoner) and probably held the bonded peasants in nearly as much contempt as the nobles did.
- I always assumed they just did that off camera, and, since it wasn't important to the plot, it wasn't included.
- A bit of Fridge Logic/Fridge Horror courtesy of The Cartoon History of the Universe:Narrator: I've always wondered how much of the money (that Robin robbed from the rich) went to pay for Richard's ransom...
- Alternately ...
- This could also explain Archer's God-Mode Sue qualities (as described in the main Robin Hood page): he's an OC created by Kate, who was trying to make a really cool extra character for her story but went a bit overboard. Or perhaps she was getting tired of Robin at this point and wanted to make Archer her new love interest.
- And Kate is the director's daughter.
- His hallucination of Marian as he's dying actually makes this strangely plausible.
- Unfortunately doesn't work when you consider that the episodes don't allow for a month between them - the gaps between episodes 8/9 and 10/11 at least are considerably less than a month, possibly as little as a few hours.
- Those times of the month can last for more than a few days... which easily covers that.
- Only if Robin and Guy spent the gaps between episodes 9 to 11 wandering around the forest with no food for weeks, and none of the other outlaws ever noticed - which would be pretty unlikely even by series 3's standards.
Robin, Marian and Guy were, of course, reincarnated as James Potter, Lily Evans, and Severus Snape. This is, in fact, only one example of MANY times that they have been reincarnated over the centuries, and they always play out the same "doomed love triangle" scenario: Guy/Snape loves Marian/Lily, but because of his connection to "the dark side" she rejects him in favor of Robin/James. This leads to Guy/Snape bringing about Marian/Lily's death (this comes about in different ways in the different lifetimes, sometimes directly, as in the case of Guy stabbing Marian, or sometimes indirectly, as in the case of Snape and Lily), and the guilt over her death leads him to do a HeelFace Turn. They are destined to repeat this cycle in endless lifetimes until one of them makes a decision which breaks the cycle (most likely, Guy/Snape choosing to be good without Marian/Lily's death being necessary. Who you think she ends up with after that is a matter of preference.)
The other outlaws were also reincarnated as Marauders and/or members of the Order of the Phoenix. Allen became Sirius Black (the charming scoundrel), and his brother Tom of course is Regulus. Will and Djaq are Lupin and Tonks. Little John became Hagrid, and Much is Peter Pettigrew (Robin/James is betrayed by a friend in every lifetime, but who the traitor is can change depending on different factors. In the HP cycle, Allen/Sirius being born into the Black family gave him a distaste for empty power and wealth, which meant he was not vulnerable to being bribed to betray his friends. On the other hand, Robin/James having a slightly crueler edge in the HP cycle led Much/Peter to finally get fed up of being used and belittled by his friends and turn traitor. Although they are reincarnations of the same people, different circumstances mean that they are not identical in every lifetime. Thus Much is a far more loyal person that Peter was, and would not have betrayed Robin the way Peter betrayed James.)
- This theory isn't meant seriously of course - but you have to admit it fits pretty perfectly.
- This is actually the reason I support Lily/James over Lily/Snape despite the fact that I'm not all that fond of James. I was a fan of Robin Hood before I was a Harry Potter fan and Lily/Snape reminds me too much of Marian/Guy, which I've always thought of as a really disturbing pairing. A friend of mine(who loves Snape but hates Guy) got quite annoyed at me for pointing out the parallel.
- A bit off topic, but there are Lily/James and Lily/Snape fanbases??
- But didn't Lupin want to run away from Tonks and an-as-yet-unborn Teddy when he found out Tonks was pregnant? That doesn't really fit with Will's personality or sense of devotion to the cause and to his friends.
The story of Thornton was Marian/Isabella's cover story to get into Nottingham, and the years of abuse she suffered at her husband's hands was symbolic of Guy's mistreatment of her over the past two years. Because Marian still wants to give Guy a second chance, she keeps requesting an apology for what he did to her in the past, but when he continually refuses, her heart is hardened towards him once and for all.
Isabella's attraction to Robin is based on Marian's love for him, but when he breaks up with her because of his inability to have a family, his committment to the cause, and Kate (barf), her long-term feelings of resentment and frustration with Robin take over the lingering aspect of Marian that was within Isabella. Marian/Isabella decides "screw it!" and seeks out power for herself, something that was denied her in her own lifetime.
Thornton himself is actually Satan who comes to claim Marian's soul considering she has yet to fulfil her part of the bargain by killing Guy and Robin. He comes to her as Marian's greatest fear: an abusive and controlling husband who is capable of raping and murdering her (as Guy was). There is a brief chance for Robin and Isabella/Marian to work things out, but Robin's failure to protect her from Thornton, the way he attacks her in her bedroom, and Kate (barf), destroys this. By killing Thornton, Marian/Isabella destroys the pact she made with Satan, but the cost is her own understanding of why she's back on earth. Thus, she loses her mind and can only grasp one simple goal: kill Guy and Robin.
When she succeeds with this, and with Marian's hatred and rage purged away with the death of Isabella, Marian is free to return to her true self and return to Robin for their Together in Death scene.
- Will Scarlet would be a rabbit. He might even be Skippy, as they're both younger characters who admires Robin Hood, just like Will Scarlet is often portrayed as. ("Skippy" might be a play on his last name.)
- Much, the Miller's Son would be a mouse. Much is best known for being as small as Little John is large, and being a mouse would certainly fit that image.
- Will Stutely/Stukely would be a raccoon. Largely because it would be strange to have a band of thieves portrayed as animals and none of them be the classic animal thief.
- Guy of Gisbourne would be a cat. See below.
- Wouldn't a tiger resembling Shere Khan be more fitting?
- Male lions with scanty, almost non-existent manes do exist; they have only tufts of fur around their faces, not unlike the tufts on Prince John's cheeks.
Upon finding out about Skippy, he went to Skippy's birthday party in disguise. So when he says "Happy Birthday, Son!" after Skippy realizes that it's Robin Hood under the beggar's cloak, it's not just the tradition of calling any boy "Son", he actually means it. His line to Skippy's mother "I only wish I could do more" is out of genuine concern for his son's well-being, and as an apology to the widow for not being around to help out sooner.
This is also the real reason why Skippy goes with Robin and Marian at the end of the movie. He's going to live with his biological father.