Sheriff of Rottingham

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Sheriff of Rottingham


Mervyn is the sheriff of the town of Rottingham, England.

During the events of Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) played by Roger Rees

The Sheriff of Rottingham rides up as his men play kazoos. The Sheriff accuses Young Lad of poaching in Prince John's land. After Robin Hood asks if it is an offense, the Sheriff sarcastically asks him where he has been and Robin counters that he has been fighting with King Richard in the Crusades as his father wasn't able to get him in the National Guard. Robin cuts the strap on the Sheriff's saddle and forces the Sheriff to ride away upside down. The Sheriff enters Prince John's castle and tells him he must speak with him. Prince John sends everyone else in court away, put promises to see Giggling Court Lady later. The Sheriff tells him, he has bad news and Robin is back. At Prince John's Party, a Mime starts to bore the Sheriff and Prince John and at first is sentenced to death by the Sheriff before Prince John intervenes. Marian walks into the dinner chamber and the Sheriff tries to trick her into a date. Robin barges into the party and insults Prince John to the gasps of the Party Guests and flirts with Marian. The Sheriff challenges Robin to a duel and a fight breaks out between Robin and the Sheriff's guards. Ahchoo, Blinkin, Little John and Will break into the castle and help in the fight. A group of knights in armor surround the banquet hall and Robin and his men escape by knocking them over like dominoes. He tells Prince John, Robin has struck again and notices Prince John's mole has changed sides. While showing Prince John a stealth catapult, the Sheriff is ejected into Latrine's hut, but quickly runs away.

The Sheriff has a meeting with Don Giovanni, Filthy Luca and Dirty Ezio. The Sheriff and Don Giovanni discuss killing Robin. Don Giovanni comes up with a plan to assassinate Robin during an archery tournament. At the Annual Spring Fair, Prince John asks the Sheriff if everything is ready and the Sheriff motions towards Dirty Ezio who is looking out from the Folio Depository. Robin, who is disguised as an old man, makes it past the first round and in the next round faces Filthy Luca for the win. Robin hits a bullseye, but Filthy Luca splits Robin's arrow with his own. Robin, who is in shock that he lost, reads the script and figures out he gets another shot. Dirty Ezio tries to assassinate Robin, but Blinkin grabs the arrow before it hits Robin. Robin then fires a Patriot Arrow that automatically flies towards the target and hits the target from the backside. The Sheriff orders Robin arrested and Marian offers to marry the Sheriff if he spares Robin. The Abbot arrives with the Sheriff and then Marian is walked to the aisle by Prince John. The Abbot gives a prayer in pig Latin before starting the wedding ceremony. When The Abbot finds out that the Sheriff's name is Mervyn, he laughs, along with the Wedding Guests. As Marian is about to say ado, Ahchoo shoots the rope, freeing Robin from his noose. The Villagers arrive and a fight breaks out between the Merry Men and Prince John's soldiers. The Sheriff kidnaps Marian and carries her away. He is trying to break into Marian's chastity belt with a jackhammer when Robin enters the room. Robin and the Sheriff fight and Robin's locket is sliced off by the Sheriff and flies into the ceiling shattering, and dropping a key. The key lands in Marian's chastity belt, and is the perfect size. The Sheriff accidentally impales himself on Robin's sword and Latrine runs in and tells him she has a pill that will save his life if he marries her. He agrees and Latrine saves him and then drags him screaming away.