History Characters / AgeOfEmpiresII

16th Sep '17 3:41:26 PM nombretomado
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* TheRenaissance: Referenced in their age upgrade bonus.

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* TheRenaissance: Referenced in their age upgrade bonus.
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* BadassPreacher: Their monks [[MightyGlacier gain HP for each Monastery technology researched.]]

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* BadassPreacher: Their monks [[MightyGlacier [[StoneWall gain HP for each Monastery technology researched.]]



* GlassCannon: Their Infantry units have relatively low HP despite their high attack. The Aztecs are also one of the few civilizations to have access to the Siege Onager, a very expensive glass cannon unit.

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* GlassCannon: Their Infantry infantry units have relatively low HP despite their high attack. The Aztecs are also one of the few civilizations to have access to the Siege Onager, a very expensive glass cannon unit.



* FragileSpeedster: Gbeto pack quite a punch and can slaughter most enemies before they can reach them, but are lacking when it comes to health.

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* FragileSpeedster: GlassCannon: Gbeto pack quite a punch and can slaughter most enemies before they can reach them, but are lacking when it comes to health.



* TheDogBitesBack: The first three scenarios have him trying to obtain a land for his people from the romans. In the final scenario he has enough and decides to show the romans how much he and his Goths are fed up with their plotting.

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* TheDogBitesBack: The first three scenarios have him trying to obtain a land for his people from the romans. Romans. In the final scenario he has enough and decides to show the romans Romans how much he and his the Goths are fed up with their plotting.



A suspicious Native American chieftain whom leads Orellana astray with his stories. Represented by a plumed archer unit.

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A suspicious Native American chieftain whom who leads Orellana astray with his stories. Represented by a plumed archer unit.



* DuelBoss: When it's time to siege Kyoto, he's your ally and cannot be harmed. Once you have conquered the town he can be fought, though you don't have to take him one on one, unless you [[InvokedTrope Invoke it]].

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* DuelBoss: When it's time to siege Kyoto, he's your ally and cannot be harmed. Once you have conquered the town he can be fought, though you don't have to take him one on one, unless you [[InvokedTrope Invoke invoke it]].



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Starts as an envoy of the Rum Sultany, then inherits a small byzantine village as a fief, and will eventually become the founder of the mighty Ottoman Empire.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Starts as an envoy of the Rum Sultany, Sultanate, then inherits a small byzantine Byzantine village as a fief, and will eventually become the founder of the mighty Ottoman Empire.



* OutOfFocus: He's much more present in the conquest of Hiberia, but vanishes as the action shifts to France.

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* OutOfFocus: He's much more present in the conquest of Hiberia, Iberia, but vanishes as the action shifts to France.



* TheCombatPragmatist: When he learns of the mines of gold and salt around Djénné he decides to pillage them to weaken Sumanguru's power.

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* TheCombatPragmatist: CombatPragmatist: When he learns of the mines of gold and salt around Djénné Djenné he decides to pillage them to weaken Sumanguru's power.



* EvilSorcerer[=/=]SorcerousOverlord: He's rumored to be one, who can summon the spirits and grant victory to his armies in battle thanks to his magical instrument.

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* EvilSorcerer[=/=]SorcerousOverlord: SorcerousOverlord: He's rumored to be one, a sorcerer, who can summon the spirits and grant victory to his armies in battle thanks to his magical instrument.



Yodit's nephew, a scheming bastard who tries to take the power in Aksum but is fought and defeated by Yodit. Appears in game as a unique unit resembling an Eastern Swordman hero.

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Yodit's nephew, a scheming bastard who tries to take the power in Aksum but is fought and defeated by Yodit. Appears in game as a unique unit resembling an Eastern Swordman Swordsman hero.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Saving the life of his king from the rebels was good, but this act made the king arrogant and tyrannical, which resulted in his assassination.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Saving the life of his king from the rebels was good, but this act made the king arrogant and tyrannical, which resulted in his assassination.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Saving the life of his king from the rebels was good, but this act made the king arrogant and tyrannical, which resulted in his assassination.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: By the time of the penultimate scenario, Bayinnaung has grown tired of the Nat shamans and has to fight the Nat Enchantresses on the mountains to prove the strength of Buddhism.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: By the time of the penultimate scenario, Bayinnaung has grown tired of the Nat shamans and has to fight the Nat Sorceresses on the mountains to prove the strength of Buddhism.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: By the time of the penultimate scenario, Bayinnaung has grown tired of the Nat shamans and has to fight the Nat Sorceresses on the mountains to prove the strength of Buddhism.



* TheCombatPragmatist: Since he cannot fight the Ming face to face he resorts to guerrilla tactics.

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* TheCombatPragmatist: CombatPragmatist: Since he cannot fight the Ming face to face he resorts to guerrilla tactics.



!!Dihn Le, Lê Trien, Luu Nan Chuu, Bui Bi

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!!Dihn Le, !!Đinh Lễ, Trien, Luu Nan Chuu, Bui BiTriện, Lưu Nhân Chú, Bùi Bị



* ArcherArchetype: Luu Nan Chuu, who claims that none can escape his bow.

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* ArcherArchetype: Luu Nan Chuu, Lưu Nhân Chú, who claims that none can escape his bow.



* GracefulLoser: Dihn Le is ready to ride for his country, even if it means to die.
* FiveManBand: With Lê Lợi as the Hero, we have Dihn Le as TheLancer (tasked with facing simultaneously Wang Tong and Nghe An), Lê Trien as TheBigGuy (tasked with stopping the enemy reinforcements and start with all the military building avaiable), Luu Nan Chuu as the SmartGuy with Bui Bi as TheChick (They take part in the secondary attack force and Bui Bi cannot fight, but can heal).
* MasterSwordsman: Lê Trien's main skill is swordsmanship.
* YouShallNotPass: Lê Trien's part in the fifth scenario is to hold back the Ming reinforcement and prevent them from enlarging Wang Tong's troops.

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* GracefulLoser: Dihn Le TheBigGuy: Lê Triện, who is tasked with the bloody task of stopping the enemy reinforcements and starts with all the military buildings available.
* MasterSwordsman: Lê Triện's main skill is swordsmanship.
* NotAfraidToDie: Đinh Lễ
is ready to ride for his country, even if it means to die.
* FiveManBand: With Lê Lợi as the Hero, we have Dihn Le as TheLancer (tasked with facing simultaneously Wang Tong and Nghe An), Lê Trien as TheBigGuy (tasked with stopping the enemy reinforcements and start with all the military building avaiable), Luu Nan Chuu as the SmartGuy with Bui Bi as TheChick (They take part in the secondary attack force and Bui Bi cannot fight, but can heal).
* MasterSwordsman: Lê Trien's main skill is swordsmanship.
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YouShallNotPass: Lê Trien's Triện's part in the fifth scenario is to hold back the Ming reinforcement and prevent them from enlarging Wang Tong's troops.



* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: At the end of the campaign, the narrator reveals himself as Wang Tong, the Ming general and nemesis of Lê Lợi.



* NarratorAllAlong: At the end of the campaign, the narrator reveals himself as Wang Tong, the Ming general and nemesis of Lê Lợi.
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* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: Magyar Huszar means "Hungarian Hussar". The average Hussar unit is still available to the Magyars a.k.a. Hungarians, however, and cheaper than other civs to boot. The Magyars need the regular Hussar because they are one of the few civs to lack Faith, a late-game technology that makes units very hard to convert by Monks. Regular Hussars slaughter Monks.

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* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: Magyar Huszar Huszár means "Hungarian Hussar". The average Hussar unit is still available to the Magyars a.k.a. Hungarians, however, and cheaper than other civs to boot. The Magyars need the regular Hussar because they are one of the few civs to lack Faith, a late-game technology that makes units very hard to convert by Monks. Regular Hussars slaughter Monks.




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* PowerfulButInaccurate: The Arambai's sheer attack damage (which outclasses many gunpowder units) is compensated by an abysmal accuracy of 20% (30% when upgraded to elite).



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: That the Vietnamese, historically the only Sinicised and Confucian society in Southeast Asia, is depicted as an Indianised cilivisation by the game, sharing the India-influenced Southeast Asian architecture with the Indianised Khmer, Malays and Burmese, and having one of their unique techs called Chatras (a Sanskrit word). According to WordOfGod, the Vietnamese civilisation is supposed to be an amalgamation of both the medieval Vietnamese kingdom of Đại Việt and the Indianised Champa kingdom located in modern Central Vietnam; all while their units speak Vietnamese, not Cham; their campaign protagonist is the Đại Việt king Lê Lợi; while the Chams are closer to the Khmer or Malays in culture and were only absorbed by Vietnam in 1832, long after the game's timeframe.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: That the The Vietnamese, historically the only Sinicised and Confucian society in Southeast Asia, is are depicted as an Indianised cilivisation by the game, sharing the India-influenced Southeast Asian architecture with the Indianised Khmer, Malays and Burmese, and having one of their unique techs called Chatras (a Sanskrit word). According to WordOfGod, the Vietnamese civilisation is supposed to be an amalgamation of both the medieval Vietnamese kingdom of Đại Việt and the Indianised Champa kingdom located in modern Central Vietnam; all while their units speak Vietnamese, not Cham; their campaign protagonist is the Đại Việt king Lê Lợi; while the Chams are closer to the Khmer or Malays in culture and were only absorbed by Vietnam in 1832, long after the game's timeframe.
4th Sep '17 7:42:20 PM KritzCake
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** Interestingly enough, each civilization can serve as a tutorial for using each type of units: Britons for archers, Celts for infantry and siege, Franks for cavalry, and Spanish for navy.

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** Interestingly enough, each civilization can serve as a tutorial for using each type of units: Britons for archers, Celts for infantry and siege, Franks for cavalry, and Spanish for gunpowder units and navy.
4th Sep '17 7:36:41 PM KritzCake
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* BoringButPractical: Generally, civilizations of this culture rely less on flashy Unique Units (with the exception of Spanish Conquistador) and more on typical, boring pikemen, knights and crossbowmen to win the day, usually more so than those of another culture.
* SkillGateCharacter: They (and the Byzantines) serve as good civilizations for beginners. That doesn't mean they are outclassed by others past the beginner level, however.
** Interestingly enough, each civilization can serve as a tutorial for using each type of units: Britons for archers, Celts for infantry and siege, Franks for cavalry, and Spanish for navy.
4th Sep '17 6:31:42 PM KritzCake
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* SkillGateCharacter: The Franks possess a rather simple tech tree with strong heavy cavalry, a typical unit every player, new or veteran, learns to use well. They also one of the earliest civilizations new players learn to play with (campaign-wise).

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* SkillGateCharacter: The Franks possess a rather simple tech tree with as well as strong heavy cavalry, cavalry which a typical unit every player, new or veteran, learns to use well. They also one of the earliest civilizations new players learn to usually play with (campaign-wise).(campaign-wise).
* StoneWall: More accurately, Stone ''Castle'' Wall. The Franks have cheaper Castles than any other civilizations, so expect to see lots of them in a French ''town''.
4th Sep '17 6:13:47 PM KritzCake
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* SkillGateCharacter: The Franks possess a rather simple tech tree with strong heavy cavalry, a typical unit every player, new or veteran, learns to use well. They also one of the earliest civilizations new players learn to play with (campaign-wise).
2nd Sep '17 6:20:26 AM Mukademaoh
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* OutOfFocus: They only appear in single scenarios in Conquerors and The Forgotten. Justified, since Japan was pretty isolationist.



Gunpowder and camel-based civilization. Camels effectively replace the heavy cavalry line, which is wholly absent from their tech tree. They used the Indian artstyle (Middle Eastern prior to ''Rise of the Rajas''). [=UUs=]: Elephant Archer (tough but slow cavalry archer, comparable to a movable tower), Imperial Camel (actually an unique upgrade to the Heavy Camel). Wonder: Taj Mahal (non-HD version), Gol Gumbaz (HD version-''The African Kingdoms''), Brihadeeswarar Temple (''Rise of the Rajas'').

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Gunpowder and camel-based civilization. Camels effectively replace the heavy cavalry line, which is wholly absent from their tech tree. They used the unique Indian artstyle (Middle Eastern prior to ''Rise of the Rajas''). [=UUs=]: Elephant Archer (tough but slow cavalry archer, comparable to a movable tower), Imperial Camel (actually an unique upgrade to the Heavy Camel). Wonder: Taj Mahal (non-HD version), Gol Gumbaz (HD version-''The African Kingdoms''), Brihadeeswarar Temple (''Rise of the Rajas'').



* {{BFS}}: Where the S stands for 'spear'. The Kamayuk's spear is the longest handheld weapon in the game, twice and a half the height of its handler.

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* {{BFS}}: Where the S stands for 'spear'. The Kamayuk's spear is the longest handheld weapon in the game, twice and a half the height of its handler. That means that they can effectively strike their enemies from afar, including through walls and gates.



* CoolSword: The WeaponOfChoice of the Shotel Warriors is the titular, sickle-like sword, whose attacks are actually difficult to parry properly, which may explain their high attack.
* DualWielding: Shotel Warriors are armed with two Shotel at once.



* FragileSpeedster: Gbeto pack quite a punch and can slaughter most enemies before they can reach them, but are lacking when it comes to health.



The protagonist and narrator of the Montezuma campaign, becoming emperor after his uncle's death. A Jaguar Warrior in La Noche Triste is heavily implied to be him, and was later made into an actual hero unit.

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The protagonist and narrator of the Montezuma campaign, becoming emperor after his uncle's death. A Jaguar Warrior in La Noche Triste is heavily implied to be him, and was later made into an actual hero unit.
unit in the shape of an Eagle Warrior.



* HistoricaHeroUpgrade: The scenario begin with Mitsuhide's betrayal, but none of Nobunaga's ruthless deeds, many of which are speculated to be the cause of said betrayal, is mentioned.

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* HistoricaHeroUpgrade: HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The scenario begin with Mitsuhide's betrayal, but none of Nobunaga's ruthless deeds, many of which are speculated to be the cause of said betrayal, is mentioned.



* AndNowYouMustMarryHim: Slightly subverted, he was already in reciprocated love with the girl in question, Sanyogita: when her father refused to consider Prithviraj and tried to have her married to someone else he sneaked into the city and eloped with her.



* TogetherInDeath: His wife commits suicide upon learning of his demise.

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* TogetherInDeath: His wife Sanyogita commits suicide upon learning of his demise.



!!Tariq ibn Ziyad
The main protagonist of the Berber campaign, repredented by an heroic Genitour unit.

* AchillesHeel: Being a Genitour, he cannot attack close enemies.
* HorseArcher: Sort of.
* JavelinThrower: His weapon of choise are javelins.
* OutOfFocus: He's much more present in the conquest of Hiberia, but vanishes as the action shifts to France.



!!Sundjata
Young prince of the Mali, born lame and weak, he has to defend his country from the wicked Sumanguru and forge a powerful empire. Appears as an heroic Light Cavalry unit.

* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Since most of the African countries fear Sumanguru's sorcery, Sundjata claims that he has sorcery on his side in the form of his baobab wood crutch, which is used as a relic to gather allies under his wing.
* TheCombatPragmatist: When he learns of the mines of gold and salt around Djénné he decides to pillage them to weaken Sumanguru's power.
* TheChosenOne: His birth and destiny were prophetized by an old shaman to the king.
* TheGoodKing: Contrasting the wicked Sumanguru.
* HandicappedBadass: Born lame and weak, he grew into the Emperor of the strong Mali Empire.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Like actively winning back his kingdom from the much stronger Ghana Empire.

!!Sumanguru
The main villain of the Malian Campaign, he's the emperor of Ghana and Sundjata's rival. He's rumored to be a sorcerer. Represented in game as a heroic Cataphract unit.

* AchillesHeel: Rumors said that he can only be killed with the spur of a rooster. In game, disrupting his control over the rich mines of Djenné weakens his grip on his allies.
* BadBoss: Implied, as in the pivotal battle against Sundjata both his allies can be persuaded to betray him and switch sides.
* BigBad: Of the Malian Campaign as a whole.
* DefiantToTheEnd: After his defeat he retreats in his capital where he has to be eliminated once and for all.
* EvilSorcerer[=/=]SorcerousOverlord: He's rumored to be one, who can summon the spirits and grant victory to his armies in battle thanks to his magical instrument.




!!Princess Yodit
The royal princess of Ethiopia who was betrayed by her greedy nephew Gidajan and forced to flee Ethiopia and brew a terrible revenge on her kingdom. As Princess Yodit she's represented as a defenceless Queen unit, but she also has a model as an heroic Gbeto unit.

* ActionGirl: Though alas, not in the campaign itself.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: She cacthes the attention of the Syrian Prince she wishes to marry by showy military actions.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Granted, Gidajan started it, but still...
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against her own kingdom under Gidajan, to a tremendous extent.
* ShroudedInMyth: The real Yodit (also known as Gudit) was an obscure, semi-mythical figure who may have not existed but was known for her destructive behaviour and for burning down churches.
* VillainProtagonist: She's definetively not a nice girl, unlike previous heroine Joan of Arc.

!!Dagnajan
King of Aksum and Yodit's brother, father of Gidajan. He's the main enemy in the third scenario and appears as a heroic Elephant Archer.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: After 50 minutes in game, his humongous army will march towards the unsufficiently protected mountain pass, and you will be defeated if he makes it to the pass. The only way to win the scenario is to stop him earlier.
* HorseArcher: Well, Elephant Archer, so not as fast. Still a Mighty Glacier to deal with.
* MisplacedRetribution: Technically, the one who conspired against Yodit was Gidajan. However, killing him does bring havoc on Aksum, as Gidajan and his brother take advantage of Dagnajan's demise to fight for the throne.

!!Gidajan
Yodit's nephew, a scheming bastard who tries to take the power in Aksum but is fought and defeated by Yodit. Appears in game as a unique unit resembling an Eastern Swordman hero.

* AssholeVictim: On the receiving end of a rather cruel revenge, he still deserves it.
* BigBad: Of the whole campaign, being the cause for Yodit's exile and the final enemy she must overcome.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Even after conquering Aksum and bringing down his castle you have to kill his hero unit in order to stop his continuously spawning army.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plot to frame and exile Yodit ends up biting him in the end.
* SinisterScimitar: His weapon of choice.




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The main hero and Mahajapit general for the campaign, appears as a unique, champion-like unit.




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* OffModel: His hero unit is unique, though he vaguely resembles a Champion or a Two-Handed Swordsman.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Saving the life of his king from the rebels was good, but this act made the king arrogant and tyrannical, which resulted in his assassination.




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The main hero of the campaign who became king of Angkor, appears as a unique Elite Battle Elephant hero.

* TheGoodKing: Despite the below-mentioned coup d'etat, he's this.




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The main character of the Burmese campaign, represented by an Elite Battle Elephant hero and later by a monk.

* BadassPacifist: In ''The White Elephant'' Bayinnaung decides to submit his enemies by showing them the power of Buddhist faith and sends relic-carrying monks to submit them.
* TheHeroDies: In the final scenario, after visiting all four the Buddhist temples, he dies, leaving his son to finish the scenario.




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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: By the time of the penultimate scenario, Bayinnaung has grown tired of the Nat shamans and has to fight the Nat Sorceresses on the mountains to prove the strength of Buddhism.

!!Tabinshwehti
Bayinnaung's sworn brother and King of Burma, he appears as a unique Elephant Archer and is playable in the first part of the campaign.

* TheAlcoholic: Deconstructed, as the attachment to Portuguese liquor brings forth his ruin.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the second scenario, finding his camp soon enough can turn the tide on your Chinese opponents, as his advanced units and siege weaponry can make short work of their defenses.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: At first, though eventually he becomes slobbish and weak due to the Portuguese influence, which leads to his demise.




* TheHero: The main protagonist of the eponymous campaign.

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\nThe hero of the Vietnamese campaign, leading his people in war against the Ming. He appears as a souped up Champion unit.

* TheCombatPragmatist: Since he cannot fight the Ming face to face he resorts to guerrilla tactics.
* TheHero: The main protagonist of the eponymous campaign.
campaign. He's also more present in combat compared to the other heroes in the previous campaigns.
* WorthyOpponent: For Wang Tong, and the opposite is true.




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One of Lê Lợi's allies, represented first by an heroic Two-Handed Swordsman and later by a Champion.



!!Dihn Le, Lê Trien, Luu Nan Chuu, Bui Bi
The four lieutenants of Lê Lợi aiding him in the battle against the Ming, they are represented by a Cavalier, a Champion, an Arbalest and a unique Monk unit.

* ArcherArchetype: Luu Nan Chuu, who claims that none can escape his bow.
* BadassBoast: Each of them has one if you select them in the beginning of the battle.
* GracefulLoser: Dihn Le is ready to ride for his country, even if it means to die.
* FiveManBand: With Lê Lợi as the Hero, we have Dihn Le as TheLancer (tasked with facing simultaneously Wang Tong and Nghe An), Lê Trien as TheBigGuy (tasked with stopping the enemy reinforcements and start with all the military building avaiable), Luu Nan Chuu as the SmartGuy with Bui Bi as TheChick (They take part in the secondary attack force and Bui Bi cannot fight, but can heal).
* MasterSwordsman: Lê Trien's main skill is swordsmanship.
* YouShallNotPass: Lê Trien's part in the fifth scenario is to hold back the Ming reinforcement and prevent them from enlarging Wang Tong's troops.




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The cunning general of the Ming Empire, appears as a unique Cataphract hero.
19th Aug '17 2:25:56 AM Mukademaoh
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* TheWorfEffect: In Battle of the Forgotten, it is mentioned that Saladin was often defeated by Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade, after the siege of Acre (which he lost, by the way).



* TheDragon: For Jerusalem, in the battle of Hattin.



* GeniusBruiser: A resourceful tactician and an expert warrior.

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* AscendedExtra: Becomes the main protagonist of Cyprus.
* BerserkButton: In Cyprus, mistreating his beloved sister Joan is his. He conquered the whole island of Cyprus and captured his king Isaac Comneus just for it.
* GeniusBruiser: A resourceful tactician and an expert warrior. Subverted in Cyprus, where his answer to hostilities from the local Sicilians and Cypriots is to steamroll their defenses and crush them until they surrender, with no finesse whatsoever.
* GratuitousFrench: Mentioned that he spoke French, rather than English.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even the narration of Cyprus admit that, despite his military prowess he has many social faults and his behaviour outside of combat leaves much to be desired. This may explain why Philip August of France and King Tancred of Sicily aren't too fond of him.



** In ''Battles of the Forgotten'', he appears again as a rather rude, straightforward monarch who adopts brute force to solve any situation he's in (like forcefully invade and conquer Messina and Cyprus), and his later tactical exploits against Saladin depicts him as a military genius so great you'd think they're describing your standard MaryTzu. (While he indeed won against Saladin multiple times, he was unable to actually conquer Jerusalem, as stated in the narration).



* NonActionGuy

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* NonActionGuy
NonActionGuy: A major problem during the invasion of the Spanish.



The protagonist and narrator of the Montezuma campaign, becoming emperor after his uncle's death. A Jaguar Warrior in La Noche Triste is heavily implied to be him.

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The protagonist and narrator of the Montezuma campaign, becoming emperor after his uncle's death. A Jaguar Warrior in La Noche Triste is heavily implied to be him.
him, and was later made into an actual hero unit.



* HistoricaHeroUpgrade: The scenario begin with Mitsuhide's betrayal, but none of Nobunaga's ruthless deeds, many of which are speculated to be the cause of said betrayal, is mentioned.



* AnAxToGrind

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* AnAxToGrindAnAxToGrind: Being a Boyar hero, he uses an ax, though the narrator find his CoolSword in the intro.



* HorsebackHeroism: Through three different units, all of them are heavy cavalry sans Danislav in the first scenario.

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* HorsebackHeroism: Through three different units, all of them are heavy cavalry sans Danislav in the first scenario.scenario, who's an Ax Thrower.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: Distrustful and paranoid, one moment he has Sforza blamed and incarcerated for Carmagnola's escape, the other he's offering him the hand of his daughter if he defeats the Venetians.




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* UngratefulBastard: Blames Malatesta's death on Francesco and has him thrown into jail.



* WeHardlyKnewYe

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* WeHardlyKnewYe
WeHardlyKnewYe: In the Scout section it's mentioned that he's defending Pizzighettone in the north. He only appears in the end, having succesfully defended Pizzighettone, only to die chasing after Carmagnola.



* TheHero

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* TheHeroTheHero: Mostly Panos, who leads the siege of Bari first against the Emir and later against the Lombard, and Michael, who gathers troops to fight the rebellious Melus. Andreas does contribute to the defense against the Norman siege, but at the last moment decides that the resistance is futile and leaves.




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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Makes himself a powerful Raj and repeals the armies of Godhi.
* TogetherInDeath: His wife commits suicide upon learning of his demise.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He himself take precautions to gather troops and resources to fight the White Huns who are plagueing Persia.




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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The Blood Eagle is hardly a nice way to go, or to be displayed after death.
* LaserGuidedKarma: What? You thought that you could kill the big bad viking Ragnar Lodbrok and go away unscathed? Too bad for you and Northumbria...


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* TheLancer: To his brother, Minamoto no Yoritomo, as defender of Kurikara.
* TheGhost: He's not playable once you take control of Kurikara.


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* BigBad: Leader of the Taira clan, enemy of Minamoto and notorious villain even in other Japanese media.
* DuelBoss: When it's time to siege Kyoto, he's your ally and cannot be harmed. Once you have conquered the town he can be fought, though you don't have to take him one on one, unless you [[InvokedTrope Invoke it]].
* DefiantToTheEnd: He still fights after the deaths of his vassals, the destruction of his army and the loss of the capital.


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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The narration mentions that he's incredibly strong, stronger than anyone else in his service.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Starts as an envoy of the Rum Sultany, then inherits a small byzantine village as a fief, and will eventually become the founder of the mighty Ottoman Empire.
* HorseArcher: He's represented by a Heavy Horse Archer unit.
17th Aug '17 3:15:51 AM Mukademaoh
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* AltumVidetur: The Italians speak Latin, not one of the medieval Italian dialects. There was no standard Italian until Dante wrote ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.

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* AltumVidetur: The Italians speak Latin, not one of the medieval Italian dialects. There was no standard Given the time period of their campaign, having them speak Italian until Dante wrote ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.would have worked better.



%%* BadassBeard

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%%* BadassBeard* BadassBeard: His charachter portrait sports one along with barbaric long hair.



The leader of the Saracens, and the protagonist of his campaign, as well as a FinalBoss of the Barbarossa campaign. Does not appear in-game.

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The leader of the Saracens, and the protagonist of his campaign, as well as a FinalBoss of the Barbarossa campaign. Does not appear in-game.
in-game, but in the expansions he's introduced as an heroic mameluke unit.



%%* BadassBeard

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%%* BadassBeard* BadassBeard: A nice, pointy white beard as seen in his icon.



%%* BadassBeard

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%%* BadassBeard* BadassBeard: Like Genghis, only black.



The protagonist of the teuton campaign. Appears in the final level, after his death, as the Emperor in A Barrel unit, which is a trade cart with more health.

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The protagonist of the teuton campaign. Appears in the final level, after his death, as the Emperor in A Barrel unit, which is a trade cart with more health.
health and the expanions added him as a unique Teutonic Knight unit.



%%* DashingHispanic

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%%* DashingHispanic* DashingHispanic: Probably the most iconic hispanic badass.



* TheDragon: To Fillipo, at first.

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* TheDragon: To Fillipo, Filippo, at first.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After his forces are defeated in the third mission, he disappears from the campaign without a word. In real life, Venice pulled off a YouHaveFailedMe, they called him back under the pretence of discussing the future, and he was promptly tortured and executed.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After his forces are defeated in the third mission, he disappears from the campaign without a word. campaign. In real life, Venice pulled off a YouHaveFailedMe, they called him back under the pretence of discussing the future, and he was promptly tortured and executed. executed, and this is offhandely mentioned in the cutscene.



!!Fillipo Maria Visconti

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!!Fillipo !!Filippo Maria Visconti




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* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Filippo Maria himself is described as ugly and unsightly, but his daughter Bianca Maria is briefly seen as a MsFanservice.



A mercenary employed by Fillipo, fighting against Carmagnola. Represented by a paladin unit.

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A mercenary employed by Fillipo, Filippo, fighting against Carmagnola. Represented by a paladin unit.



%%* ThoseTwoGuys

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%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* ThoseTwoGuys: They act together for the first part of the scenario.



* BadassInCharge: He's in charge of the Goths, and showed his badass credentials by leading the sack of Rome.
* TheDogBitesBack: The first three scenarios have him trying to obtain a land for his people from the romans. In the final scenario he has enough and decides to show the romans how much he and his Goths are fed up with their plotting.
* TheHighKing: Of the Goths, along with Athaulf.
* PetTheDog: During the sack of Rome he orders his men to leave churches intact, for some reason.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Like, you know, looking for a proper land for his people and ''sacking Rome''.

!!Athaulf
The second-in-command of Alaric. Represented by a woad raider, and then a knight unit.

* ActionDuo: With Alaric.



%%* TheHighKing
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

!!Athaulf
The second-in-command of Alaric. Represented by a woad raider, and then a knight unit.

* ActionDuo: With Alaric.
%%* BadassInCharge




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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Andreas Nautikos eventually decides that he had enough fighting Normans and leaves Bari with a merchant.




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Warrior king of India, represented first by a crossbowman unit, then by a heavy horse archer.

* ArcherArchetype: His weapon of choice is the bow and arrow.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Blinded and tortured, he's challenged by his enemy Mohammad Godhi into a contest of archery. Using hearing alone, Prithviraj shoot him dead in the chest.
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