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22nd Apr '18 5:01:57 PM AnotherGuy
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** Torii Suneemon's UndyingLoyalty and HeroicSacrifice. He's captured by Takeda Katsuyori, crucified[[note]]It's debated whether he was crucified before or after his defiance[[/note]], and told his life would be spared if he shouts that no help would be coming from Tokugawa Ieyasu.
--->Suneemon takes a deep breath. Everything is silent. Suneemon shouts that Tokugawa is on his way! Hold firm! And then he's stabbed with dozens of spears, and dies. But the garrison does hold out, and Tokugawa and Nobunaga arrive with their army.
15th Apr '18 1:42:22 PM papyru30
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* The Battle of Saragarhi had 21 Sikhs at a signaling post against an army of a 10,000 tribesmen. The Sikhs know they can't win but decide to HoldTheLine anyways to give the forts the army want time to prepare. Ishar Singh the commander of the Sikhs pulls a HeroicSacrifice to buy the others time to retreat. Finally the last Sikh left kills 20 men before the room is set on fire and he dies shouting a Sikh battle cry. The delay gave the forts enough time to get reinforcements and beat the army and when the post is retaken hundreds of tribesmen are found dead in the station.
13th Mar '18 5:55:47 AM inquisitor
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* [[DanceBattler The Dancer of the Boreal Valley]] is considered by many to be [[ThatOneBoss possibly the hardest boss in the base game]]. [[AntiClimaxBoss Dan beat it on on his first attempt.]] Several episodes later, he noted that he hadn't even realized the Dancer was such a notorious boss until ''after'' the episode was uploaded (which came up after Dan had been struggling with some typical EliteMooks).

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* [[DanceBattler The Dancer of the Boreal Valley]] is considered by many to be [[ThatOneBoss possibly the hardest boss in the base game]]. [[AntiClimaxBoss Dan beat it on on his first attempt.]] Several episodes later, he noted that he hadn't even realized the Dancer was such a notorious boss until ''after'' the episode was uploaded (which came up after Dan had been struggling with some typical EliteMooks).EliteMooks).
* For each game in the series, Dan wrapped it up with a "Lore Retrospective" video in which he explains the backstory of what he encountered during the series, connecting the dots for himself and the viewers. In the final one, the music mixing builds up masterfully to the theme of [[spoiler:Gwyn]], while Dan delivers a litany of [[spoiler:Gwyn]]'s crimes against nature and mankind that will absolutely send shivers down the viewer's spine.
-->'''Dan:''' [[spoiler:The first Soul of Cinder. Gwyn. The one responsible for all of this. He who clung to his Age of Fire, who staved off The Dark for as long as possible. He who committed the first sin, and doomed man to follow in his footsteps for generations to come. He who subjugated us, who robbed us of our age to preserve his own. He who used us, and has continued to use us long after his own demise. ''The Lord of Sunlight.'']]
25th Feb '18 6:07:43 PM Greystone101
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* Suleiman the Magnificent
** Suleiman's sheer dog-headed determination and drive. From the moment he becomes Sultan, ''nothing'' distracts him from his dream of expanding the Ottoman Empire and inscribing his name into the annals of history. No matter how cruel, misguided, or capricious he might be, his determination never fails. He even demands his army march as full-speed, despite the fact that traveling so wracks his aged, gout-ridden body with utter agony.
** The Knights Hospitaller must be given their full credit: They are the last of the Crusader Orders. Before them, the Templars were brought down by the avarice of kings, the Teutonic Knights destroyed themselves in battle after battle in Eastern Europe. Yet they stand tall, defending the soft underbelly of Christendom, the Mediterranean.
*** Suleiman unleashes the full might of the Ottoman Empire against their island fortress of Rhodes. Do they capitulate? No. They stand and fight, for over five weeks, defying the ruler of one of the greatest empires of the known world, until at last he accepts generous terms and lets them and all Christian souls depart, unmolested.
*** Years later, the Knights have forged themselves anew on Malta and continue to harry and harass the Ottoman shipping lanes. Once again, Suleiman dispatches an army to root out this last relic of the Crusades. Whilst this time it is a smaller force, such an army should nonetheless be able to destroy the Knights of Saint John. But this time - in a conflict known as The Great Siege of Malta - the Knights hold firm. Even when the entire garrison of one of their forts on the island is killed to the last man, they hold on and repulse the pride of the Ottoman Empire's forces. Without doubt, these Knights of the Hospital proved for all time ''why'' they were the last to fall (some two-hundred years later, at the hands of no less than Napoleon) out of what was once the spearpoint of Christendom.
2nd Jan '18 9:24:42 PM Enlong
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** Theodora holding the empire together while Justinian was stricken with Plague, preventing a coup and maintaining general order until he miraculously recovered.

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** Theodora holding the empire together while Justinian was stricken with Plague, preventing a coup and maintaining general order until he miraculously recovered. Not for nothing is episode 10 of the series labeled not "Justinian and Theodora" or "The Byzantine Empire", but rather simply "Theodora".
9th Dec '17 1:21:08 PM ironballs16
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* Khosrau Anushirawan
** Kavadh (Khosrau's father) pulls off a BatmanGambit that would make the trope-namer proud. When dealing with Sukhra, an advisor who was making him into a PuppetKing, Kavadh finally dismissed him from court, knowing full well that it wouldn't diminish his influence.
---> The stars had aligned for Sukhra. To all appearances, he stood on the brink of claiming the throne for himself. ''This'' is what Kavadh had counted on. If he knew one thing about Iran's noble families, it was this: through all [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the centuries of intrigue, manipulation, and outright bloodshed]], the ''one thing'' that always served to keep noble families in check [[TallPoppySyndrome was their rivalry with other noble families]].
12th Nov '17 10:12:32 AM papyru30
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** The last video of the series, detailing the German perspective, is truly awe inspiring, it shows just how effective the actions of the Allies were, the deception of the British (detailed in Episode 2) hampers their response, the French sabotage of specific bridges and railroads (detailed in Episode 3) slows them further, and the assault on the beaches (detailed in Episode 1) were devastating.
10th Nov '17 9:59:06 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[BattleDancer The Dancer of the Boreal Valley]] is considered by many to be [[ThatOneBoss the hardest boss in the game—if not in]] [[UpToEleven ''the entire series'']]. [[AntiClimaxBoss Dan beat it on on his first attempt.]] Several episodes later, he noted that he hadn't even realized the Dancer was such a notorious boss until ''after'' the episode was uploaded (which came up after Dan had been struggling with some typical EliteMooks).

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* [[BattleDancer [[DanceBattler The Dancer of the Boreal Valley]] is considered by many to be [[ThatOneBoss possibly the hardest boss in the game—if not in]] [[UpToEleven ''the entire series'']].base game]]. [[AntiClimaxBoss Dan beat it on on his first attempt.]] Several episodes later, he noted that he hadn't even realized the Dancer was such a notorious boss until ''after'' the episode was uploaded (which came up after Dan had been struggling with some typical EliteMooks).
7th Oct '17 3:46:13 PM Greystone101
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** Odenathus creating an army from nothing but his cities troops, scattered Legionaries and the peasantry of Palmyra, and beating the Saracen Empire to a standstill, even twice going to their capital. But that's not all, he pretty much moved Heaven and Earth to maintain stability in the empire, giving the Roman Empire enough time to lick their wounds and rebuild their strength.

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** Odenathus creating an army from nothing but his cities troops, scattered Legionaries and the peasantry of Palmyra, and beating the Saracen Parthian Empire to a standstill, even twice going to their capital. But that's not all, he pretty much moved Heaven and Earth to maintain stability in the empire, giving the Roman Empire enough time to lick their wounds and rebuild their strength.
28th Aug '17 1:37:47 PM ironballs16
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** In a meta sense, their series about Admiral Yi is (as of September 2017) the second hit on Google when searching for him.
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