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  • I'm watching this show because my friends told me it was going to have King Arthur as a new character.

    Why is Arthur portrayed as a sword-obsessed madman on this show?

    Arthur doesn't need a long giant sword to fix his kingdom.  According to legends I've heard about Arthur, the sword is just a symbol that he is the chosen king.  If he gets into a sword fight with other men his regular average-sized sword is more than adequate to satisfy his needs.

    Also, I've never heard of Arthur using magical sand to brainwash Guinevere or rebuild Camelot.  I understand/sympathize with Arthur because maintaining a marriage and making an entrie kingdom prosper is a very difficult task, especially when everyone now expects it to be part of your destiny.  However, using magical sand to do all of it in a few minutes makes Arthur look very lazy and only interested in lengthening his sword.

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    • Switches wrote:
      I'm watching this show because my friends told me it was going to have King Arthur as a new character.

      Why is Arthur portrayed as a sword-obsessed madman on this show?

      Arthur doesn't need a long giant sword to fix his kingdom.  According to legends I've heard about Arthur, the sword is just a symbol that he is the chosen king.  If he gets into a sword fight with other men his regular average-sized sword is more than adequate to satisfy his needs.

      Also, I've never heard of Arthur using magical sand to brainwash Guinevere or rebuild Camelot.  I understand/sympathize with Arthur because maintaining a marriage and making an entrie kingdom prosper is a very difficult task, especially when everyone now expects it to be part of your destiny.  However, using magical sand to do all of it in a few minutes makes Arthur look very lazy and only interested in lengthening his sword.

      So have you not watched the other seasons? Because then you would know a big part of the show is twisting the traditional stories. Arthur is getting off easy compaired to some of the other characters, honestly. XD

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    • Switches wrote:
      I'm watching this show because my friends told me it was going to have King Arthur as a new character.

      he cares so much abt the prophecy and maybe he knows the power of a whole sword that the others doesnt coz he never tell them.But overall,5x04 is a very boring episode featuring quest to find something again and some sick love trtiangle twist.):

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    • Joshleung wrote:
      Switches wrote:
      I'm watching this show because my friends told me it was going to have King Arthur as a new character.
      he cares so much abt the prophecy and maybe he knows the power of a whole sword that the others doesnt coz he never tell them.But overall,5x04 is a very boring episode featuring quest to find something again and some sick love trtiangle twist.):

      You do realize the love triangle is in the original work, right? They kind of had to do it.

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    • Once always puts a twist on the characters....unless YOu really think thebQueen of Hearts gave birth to the Evil Queen and the Wicked Witch of the West.

      Anyway, Prophecy and the love triangle is part of the lore of Athurian legend.

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    • CoolDudeAl wrote:

      So have you not watched the other seasons? Because then you would know a big part of the show is twisting the traditional stories. Arthur is getting off easy compaired to some of the other characters, honestly. XD

      Exactly.... all OUaT is doing, is playing off Arthur's darkness from the legends.

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    • But it's taking the dark aspects of Arthurian Legends out of context.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      CoolDudeAl wrote:

      So have you not watched the other seasons? Because then you would know a big part of the show is twisting the traditional stories. Arthur is getting off easy compaired to some of the other characters, honestly. XD

      Exactly.... all OUaT is doing, is playing off Arthur's darkness from the legends.

      That depends by what you mean by “darkness.” King Arthur had no “darkness” in Arthurian legend, unless you’re taking about the national and anti Arthurian propaganda, like the French prose cycles. (Which was also, coincidentally, Cistercian propaganda. That intended to reject the positive and traditional portrayal of the English heroes, by blackening and tainting the English heroes, in favor of the French heroes. And therefore, replacing the English heroes with the French heroes, in the new genre that the authors of the French prose cycles were trying to create, as expected by bias and chauvinistic French propaganda authors, but had, however, erroneously failed.) However, King Arthur was typically depicted as the ideal king in Arthurian legend. And initially as a Christian warrior akin to Galahad. And by that i mean, in the earliest accounts of King Arthur are from the 9th-10th century ad, King Arthur was being aided by Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary against the Anglo Saxons, and was essentially an agent of god.

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    • Starshp060 wrote:

      ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      CoolDudeAl wrote:

      So have you not watched the other seasons? Because then you would know a big part of the show is twisting the traditional stories. Arthur is getting off easy compaired to some of the other characters, honestly. XD

      Exactly.... all OUaT is doing, is playing off Arthur's darkness from the legends.

      That depends by what you mean by “darkness.” King Arthur had no “darkness” in Arthurian legend, unless you’re taking about the national and anti Arthurian propaganda, like the French prose cycles. (Which was also, coincidentally, Cistercian propaganda. That intended to reject the positive and traditional portrayal of the English heroes, by blackening and tainting the English heroes, in favor of the French heroes. And therefore, replacing the English heroes with the French heroes, in the new genre that the authors of the French prose cycles were trying to create, as expected by bias and chauvinistic French propaganda authors, but had, however, erroneously failed.) However, King Arthur was typically depicted as the ideal king in Arthurian legend. And initially as a Christian warrior akin to Galahad. And by that i mean, in the earliest accounts of King Arthur are from the 9th-10th century ad, King Arthur was being aided by Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary against the Anglo Saxons, and was essentially an agent of god.

      by dark aspects, he means characters like Morgana le fay and Mordred and when Mordred and Arthur both kill each other

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    • But I meant the dark aspects was that the show implies that Arthur was an evil ruler despite what we were shown there was nothing to idicates he was evil before the sword.

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