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Unless it was a rhetorical reply to an earlier query (which the context given by you doesn't disambiguate), by including himself at the top of the dissenters' list, Robin Hood is urging others join him. In effect, Robin Hood is saying: "I can't take this lying down. Who else is with me?" For one is used when there are a number of imponderables which ...
According to the OED: for one used to stress that the person named holds the specified view, even if no one else does: I for one am getting a little sick of writing about it.
It refers to the position of an individual (or possibly a group), usually sharing the opinion presented. Some people enjoy walking naked in the rain. I, for one, certainly do.
I, for one, believe it to mean that I am speaking only for myself. It's a lot like saying YMMV. It can also refer to a single other person - "The President, for one, supports the proposal." But that use is not nearly as common.
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