History Anime / ReignTheConqueror

6th Jan '17 5:53:32 PM binaroid
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''Reign: The Conqueror'' is a Japanese anime first released in 1999 under the title ''Alexander Senki''. It was released in English by {{Tokyopop}} in 2003, and aired on Creator/AdultSwim and Showtime Beyond. The series was a re-imagination of the life of Alexander the Great based on the novel of the same name by Hiroshi Aramata. Character and setting design for the show was conceived by Peter Chung, the Korean-American animator who created ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''.

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''Reign: The Conqueror'' is a Japanese anime first released in 1999 under the title ''Alexander Senki''. It was released in English by {{Tokyopop}} in 2003, and aired on Creator/AdultSwim and Showtime Beyond. The series was a re-imagination of the life of Alexander the Great UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, based on the novel of the same name by Hiroshi Aramata. Character and setting design for the show was conceived by Peter Chung, the Korean-American animator who created ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The anime is loosely based off of the historical and legendary exploits of Alexander of Macedon.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The anime is loosely based off of the historical and legendary exploits of [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Alexander of Macedon.Macedon]].
5th Dec '16 8:33:25 AM Nopperabo
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* SchizoTech: Gravity-defying vessels appear in the same setting as swords and horse steeds.


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The anime is loosely based off of the historical and legendary exploits of Alexander of Macedon.
5th Dec '16 7:18:21 AM Nopperabo
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Everything that Alexander and his allies do, no matter how cruel or unethical, is excused on the basis that Alexander is a "god" who will usher in a new era.
3rd Dec '16 10:58:01 PM Nopperabo
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Alexander and his parents do ''not'' have a healthy home life.
** Phillip tried to kill Alexander shortly after he was born, and was narrowly stopped by Olympias' python.
** Olympias behaves seductively toward her own son while lovingly telling him how he will destroy the world.
** Olympias and Phillip have a loveless marriage. Phillip later divorces Olympias in favor of a much younger and more submissive wife, and Olympias retaliates by arranging Phillip's assassination.



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: The Macedonian Court has shades of this. Attalus and Aristotle have their own ruthless agendas.



* {{Expy}}:
** Talks like [[StarWars Yoda]], Diogenes does. His short stature, {{ugly cute}} face, and role as {{eccentric mentor}} to the protagonist also bring Yoda to mind.
** Olympias has ashen white skin and green hair. She's also a scheming sociopath who's prone to evil laughter. In some ways, she's a gender-flipped [[TheJoker Joker]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Talks like [[StarWars Yoda]], Diogenes does. His short stature, {{ugly cute}} face, and role as {{eccentric mentor}} to the protagonist also bring Yoda to mind.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Alexander allows an assassin to take the life of his father, after very visibly stopping a much more obvious assassination attempt.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Alexander allows an assassin to take the life of his father, after very visibly stopping a much more obvious assassination attempt. It's strongly implied that Olympias and Alexander arranged Phillip's assassination.
3rd Dec '16 3:46:34 PM Nopperabo
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Olympias.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Olympias.{{Gonk}}: Given that this is a Peter Chung cartoon, these were bound to appear alongside the {{noodle people}}. Attalus' two servants and Diogenes are short and ugly.
3rd Dec '16 3:37:40 PM Nopperabo
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* MrFanservice: Most of the main guys.

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* MrFanservice: Most of the main guys.male characters.



* FanService: Mostly for the girls.

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* FanService: Mostly for the girls. Many of the male characters wear tight and/or revealing clothing.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Talks like [[StarWars Yoda]], Diogenes does.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Talks like [[StarWars Yoda]], Diogenes does. His short stature, {{ugly cute}} face, and role as {{eccentric mentor}} to the protagonist also bring Yoda to mind.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Alexander allows an assassin to take the life of his father -- after very visibly stopping a much more obvious assassination attempt.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Alexander allows an assassin to take the life of his father -- father, after very visibly stopping a much more obvious assassination attempt.


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** Olympias has bright green hair.
1st Dec '16 7:50:18 AM Nopperabo
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* CyberPunk

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* CyberPunkCyberPunk: The series retells the story of Alexander of Macedon in a futuristic, technologically advanced setting.



* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler: Aristotle brainwashed Cassandra to serve as his [[TheMole Mole]] in Alexander's clique, particularly when he attempts to have her assassinate him during the invasion of India. The conditioning breaks when Cleitus, her lover, TakesTheBullet for Alexander.]]

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* ManchurianAgent: ManchurianAgent:
** Alexander and Olympias brainwash an assassin to kill Phillip.
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[[spoiler: Aristotle brainwashed Cassandra to serve as his [[TheMole Mole]] in Alexander's clique, particularly when he attempts to have her assassinate him during the invasion of India. The conditioning breaks when Cleitus, her lover, TakesTheBullet for Alexander.]]


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* NoodlePeople: This being a Peter Chung anime, many of the characters are tall and ridiculously thin.
1st Dec '16 7:28:33 AM Nopperabo
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Olympias.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Olympias.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Olympias.
Olympias, dear God. She keeps a colossal python as a pet, watches in delight as demons devour a human sacrifice in a flashback, and laughs while remarking that her son will destroy the world. Roxana finds her especially frightening.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Olympias. Her laughter is haughty and sinister.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Diogenes

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: DiogenesDiogenes. He appears to be an eccentric and crude homeless man, which hides his deep knowledge of the cosmos.
8th Oct '16 7:18:02 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Alexander'': Recklessness is speed beyond one's capacity to control. But might increased speed lead to increased capacity?\\

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-->'''Alexander'': -->'''Alexander''': Recklessness is speed beyond one's capacity to control. But might increased speed lead to increased capacity?\\
8th Oct '16 7:17:51 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Alexander'': Recklessness is speed beyond one's capacity to control. But might increased speed lead to increased capacity?\\
'''Aristotle''': A horse that eats its rider is neither steed nor speed.
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