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Name:Guy of Gisbourne


Guy is the Sheriff of Nottingham's second-in-command, and manages the Locksley estate in Robin's absence. He is reluctant to relinquish control over it and takes a dark satisfaction in being named its permanent lord after Robin is outlawed. His eagerness for land of his own comes from bitterness over having no actual Gisborne estate, and he contemplates renaming Locksley to Gisbourne.

In the beginning of the series, Guy of Gisbourne was portrayed as power hungry and vain. He unquestioningly obeyed the orders of Vaisey and had no qualms about resorting to torture or murder if he felt a situation demanded it. He possessed a great hatred of Robin Hood and tried to kill him on numerous occasions. His rivalry with Robin over the affections of Lady Marian also escalated throughout the series, though he was never certain Marian had genuine feelings for Robin until the final episode of season two. He confessed to Marian that he was only working for the Sheriff for position, and even betrayed the sheriff by attempting to murder him when Prince John asked him to.

But Guy does not appear to be completely heartless, as he was in love with Marian and made genuine sacrifices—even risking his life at least once—on her behalf. It was also demonstrated that Gisborne was strongly opposed to the idea of killing children, and unlike Sheriff Vaisey, only murdered when necessary, and not out of personal pleasure. He's constantly pulled between good and evil, between who he really wants to be and who he actually is. He could have been a good man, but he is forever dragged down by his fatal flaw – that he wants glory at all costs.

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