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Robin Hood

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Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Main aliases: Tom the Tinker
Species: Human
Place of origin: Earth
First seen in: The Thief of Sherwood
Other appearances: PROSE: That Time I Nearly Destroyed the World Whilst Looking for a Dress, AUDIO: Wildthyme at Large, TV: Robot of Sherwood
Main actor: Tom Riley
Other TV actors: Remi Broadway
Main voice actor: Duncan Wisbey
Memorable moment
The Doctor vs Robin Hood - Robot of Sherwood - Doctor Who - BBC02:13

The Doctor vs Robin Hood - Robot of Sherwood - Doctor Who - BBC

Another memorable moment
The Sheriff and Robin's battle - Robot of Sherwood Preview - Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 3 - BBC01:29

The Sheriff and Robin's battle - Robot of Sherwood Preview - Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 3 - BBC

Robert, Earl of Loxley, originally a noble, became known as Robin Hood, an outlaw in 12th century England. He was the leader of a band of thieves known as his "Merry Men" which included Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett, and Alan-a-Dale. (TV: Robot of Sherwood) Their sanctuary was Sherwood Forest outside Nottingham, specifically the Major Oak, which by 2050 became the last oak tree in existence. (TV: The Last Oak Tree)

According to one account, Robin Hood met the First Doctor and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara. They discovered that Ian Chesterton was a perfect double of Robin Hood. Robin died during an attempt to assault the Nottingham's castle. (PROSE: The Thief of Sherwood)

Troughton hood

An actor portraying Robin Hood, found in a databank of Hood's legend. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)

According to a second account, a skeptical Twelfth Doctor brought Clara Oswald to Sherwood Forest in 1190, in an attempt to disprove Hood's existence.

They immediately met Robin upon their arrival, and helped him defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham and a group of robotic knights. The Doctor accessed the ship's database and discovered a wealth of information on the legend of Robin Hood. Throughout the adventure, the Doctor was convinced that Robin was actually a creation of the robots to give the people hope, but learns that he, is in fact, real. While Robin learns that he will be remembered as a legend and not a man, he is content with this fate. He also reminds the Doctor that they come from similar backgrounds and have a similar fate: men born into wealth and privilege who were so moved by the plight of the weak and oppressed that they took up the life of an adventurer to help those who can't help themselves. He also shows that like the Doctor, he doesn't consider himself a hero but believes that by pretending to be one, he can inspire others in his stead. Upon leaving, the Doctor reunited Robin with his lover, Marian. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)

Undated/unchronicled events Edit

Robin travelled to the 21st century to recruit Iris Wildthyme so that she could help him save maid Marion. (AUDIO: Wildthyme at Large)

Robin Hood taught the Doctor how to shoot a bow and arrow, and the Fifth Doctor used this knowledge to fight U'thai's warriors. (PROSE: The Immortals)

When facing a virtual recreation of Robin Hood, K9 hinted it had met the real Robin Hood in his first incarnation. (TV: The Last Oak Tree)

Alternate timelines Edit

In an alternate timeline where Polly Wright was manipulated into interfering with temporal nexus points, Polly accidentally saved Robin's life when she kneed him in the groin, causing him to duck and miss a sword cut aimed at his head. (PROSE: That Time I Nearly Destroyed the World Whilst Looking for a Dress)

Later references Edit

Robin Hood The Last Oak Tree

A virtual reality simulation of Robin Hood. (TV: The Last Oak Tree)

Astrolabus claimed to be Robin Hood at one point, but the validity of this claim was unclear. (COMIC: Voyager)

Tegan Jovanka had seen Robin Hood films on television. (PROSE: The Immortals)

As one of the people she had met during her travels with the Doctor, Robin Hood was included in a series of notes written by Clara when she was planning to confess to Danny Pink via phone call about her adventures with the Doctor. (TV: Dark Water)

In 2050, a museum containing the Major Oak programmed a virtual reality Sherwood Forest and a virtual reality Robin Hood. (TV: The Last Oak Tree)

As a child, Jorjie Turner believed she would marry Robin Hood when she grew up. (TV: The Last Oak Tree)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Patrick Troughton was the first actor to play Robin Hood on screen, in 1953.
  • A TV series adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood was produced by the BBC, running from 2006 to 2009, as a 13 episode Saturday night drama in the same vein as the then recent revival of Doctor Who. The two shows also share a number of cast and crew members, including writer Paul Cornell.

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