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YOU'LL pay for this!
~ The Sheriff of Rottingham

Mervyn, or also mainly known as Sheriff of Rottingham, is the secondary antagonist of the 1993 comedy film Robin Hood: Men In Tights, which was notable for being one of a relatively small number of films to take the traditional tale of Robin Hood and turn it into an off-the-wall slapstick-style farce.

He was portrayed by the late Roger Rees.

History

Due to the comedic nature of the film, the Sheriff of Rottingham may not be the most terrible incarnation of Robin Hood's infamous archenemy, but he is undeniably evil, arrogant and relentless, being an especially undemocratic, authoritative, power-hungry and tyrannical figure. The Sheriff of Rottingham is show to have a strange speaking problem, in which he will randomly make rambling, incoherent sentences by ether mispronouncing words or completely mangling the placement of the words in a sentence. Rottingham is shown, or at least implied, to have very little/no combat skills what so ever, always cowardly backing out of fights, accidentally breaking his own sword when drawing it and when he actually did fight Robin Hood, he stood absolutely no chance and relied on swinging randomly. This is most likely because, as stated by Robin himself, his father got him the job as sheriff, ether that, or he was just joking.

At the end of the film, Robin Hood accidentally impales him with his sword, but Latrine, the castle cook who is often mistaken for a witch, gives him a magic pill that saves him, but then he is forced to become her husband, much to his horror.

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Legends
Sheriff of Nottingham (legend) | Prince John | Guy of Gisborne

Movies
The Adventures of Robin Hood: Prince John | Sir Guy of Gisbourne | High Sheriff of Nottingham | Sheriff's Men | Dickon Malbete
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men: Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham
Robin Hood (1973): Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham | Sir Hiss | Captain Crocodile | Rhino Guards | Wolf Arrowmen | Trigger & Nutsy
Robin Hood: Men in Tights: Prince John | Sheriff of Rottingham
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Sheriff George of Nottingham | Mortianna | Bishop of Hereford | Guy of Gisbourne
Robin Hood (2010): Sir Godfrey | Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham
Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse: Tom & Jerry | Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham
Robin Hood (2018): Sheriff of Nottingham | Guy of Gisborne

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