History Characters / BooksOfKings

3rd Jun '17 2:35:51 AM Nakuyabi
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* CassandraTruth: Even after Jerusalem's destruction, the remaining Jews who'd seen ''every one of his prophecies'' come true still refused to follow his advice to stay where they were and submit to Babylon, dragging him off to Egypt with them where he made his final prophecy that Babylon would also eventually conquer Egypt.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Jeremiah is known as the "weeping prophet" for his oracles, which sound like the laments of a man living in a waking nightmare.

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-->''"Wherever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of God has brought me insult and reproach all day long."''

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Jeremiah could ''not'' catch a break from anyone in Jerusalem, even stating that his "friends" were all waiting for him to slip up so they could get him arrested for treason and silence him.
* CassandraTruth: Even after Jerusalem's destruction, the remaining Jews who'd seen ''every last one of his prophecies'' come true still refused to follow his advice to stay where they were and submit to Babylon, dragging him off to Egypt with them where he made his final prophecy that Babylon would also eventually conquer Egypt.
Egypt (which it did) and therefore they had fled there in vain (as they had).
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Jeremiah is known as the "weeping prophet" for his oracles, which sound like the laments of a man living in a waking nightmare.
nightmare. On several occasions, he speaks of being suicidally depressed and wishes he'd never been born.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Ezekiel's Red. Jeremiah spends a lot of time weeping buckets and pleading with God to stop forcing him to keep prophesying all the disasters to come, but God refuses to relent.
3rd Jun '17 2:05:47 AM Nakuyabi
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* LoveMartyr
* MyGirlIsASlut

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* LoveMartyr
LoveMartyr: Part of the point God was making was to tell Hosea's audience "Look at what Gomer is doing to him: he gives her his home, his reputation, his good name, and everything, and see how she repays him! How can he go on loving her and taking her back when she treats him that way, you may ask? Well, I've been asking myself the exact same thing about you people, because that's the ''exact same way'' you've been treating me!"
* MyGirlIsASlutMyGirlIsASlut: A rather tragic subversion, in that Hosea was trying to make a respectable wife out of her, but she kept going back to old habits.



%%* JusticeWillPrevail

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%%* JusticeWillPrevail* JusticeWillPrevail: He starts off condemning each of Judea's neighbors for their sins and prophesying how they'll be punished for them, and then circles home to Judea and finally Samaria (northern Israel), telling people they'd better either shape up and start embracing justice and righteousness again, or God will bring them to justice by punishing them severely for their unrighteousness.



[[WMG: Jeremiah]]
* CassandraTruth: Even after Jerusalem's destruction, the remaining Jews who'd seen ''every one of his prophecies'' come true still refused to follow his advice to stay where they were and submit to Babylon, dragging him off to Egypt with them where he made his final prophecy that Babylon would also eventually conquer Egypt.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Jeremiah is known as the "weeping prophet" for his oracles, which sound like the laments of a man living in a waking nightmare.



* CelebrityIsOverrated: People finally listened to Ezekiel when Jerusalem fell, but it was clear to him that they have still not taken God's words to heart.

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* CelebrityIsOverrated: People finally listened to Ezekiel when Jerusalem fell, but it was clear to him that they have still had not taken God's words to heart.


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* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Jeremiah's Blue. God promised to make him just as stubborn and hard-headed as the unrepentant Israelites to whom he was preaching.
3rd Jun '17 1:41:24 AM Nakuyabi
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* {{Jerkass}: That little speech to his people promising to ''increase'' their workload after they'd come to him petitioning for relief [[WhatAnIdiot proved to be a terrible mistake]].

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* {{Jerkass}: {{Jerkass}}: That little speech to his people promising to ''increase'' their workload after they'd come to him petitioning for relief [[WhatAnIdiot [[IdiotBall proved to be a terrible mistake]].mistake]]. [[CharacterDevelopment He did eventually "grow in office" and learn from his mistakes]], though it was too late to reunite the kingdom.




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* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Listening to his peers, who were encouraging him to throw his weight around and try to intimidate his people, proved to be a costly mistake.



%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor

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%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: At times, when listening to Elijah, he could be brave and righteous. (He even dared to taunt Ben-Hadad in 1 Kings 20:11 about his AssumedWin.) Yet Jezebel kept dragging him back into his old wicked habits. Even after repenting of murdering Naboth for his field at Elijah's rebuke and thereby being spared his punishment, Ahab soon went back to committing idolatry with Jezebel.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan to get Jehoshaphat killed in battle backfired and Ahab was killed instead.
* ManipulativeBastard: Was always scheming to displace the Davidic dynasty in Judah.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan to get have King Jehoshaphat killed in battle dress as him to draw fire away from him while he disguised himself as a common soldier backfired and Ahab was killed instead.
when one of the arrows the enemy archers were firing into Israel's armies at random struck him down just like any other common soldier.
* ManipulativeBastard: Was He was always scheming to displace the Davidic dynasty in Judah.
Judah with his own through intermarriage, though that was more Jezebel's plan than his idea.
3rd Jun '17 1:21:49 AM Nakuyabi
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon). Some interpet it as being a metaphor for self-sacrificing love between God and his people, while others interpet as being a steamy love poem.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon). Some interpet interpret it as being a metaphor for self-sacrificing love between God and his people, while others interpet as being a steamy love poem.



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Debate rages to this day as to whether or not she was ever intimately involved with Solomon during her visit. (The Ethiopian monarchy claimed to have secret books that not only say they did, but that the resulting child founded their dynasty.)

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Debate rages to this day as to whether or not she was ever intimately involved with Solomon during her visit. (The Ethiopian monarchy claimed to have secret books that not only say they did, but that the resulting child founded their dynasty. Most other texts, however, make her visit to Solomon out to have been strictly a ''business'' deal.)



%%* {{Jerkass}
* LastOfHisKind: Last king of a united Israel.

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%%* {{Jerkass}
* {{Jerkass}: That little speech to his people promising to ''increase'' their workload after they'd come to him petitioning for relief [[WhatAnIdiot proved to be a terrible mistake]].
* LastOfHisKind: Last king of a united Israel.
Israel, and that for a painfully short time.



* ApocalypseMaiden

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* ApocalypseMaidenApocalypseMaiden: She certainly brought a major holocaust to Israel with her assault on God's prophets and other true believers.



* TheDreaded: Even Elijah, who could call down fire from Heaven, was scared of her.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: She ''knew'' that she wasn't going to survive her confrontation with Jehu, so she just put on her best clothes and got ready for whatever it'd come.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Basically, her taunt to Jehu meant "Considering what happened to Zimri, what makes you think you'll fare any better?" She knew she was beaten, but she wasn't going to repent.
* TheDreaded: Even Elijah, who could call down fire from Heaven, was scared of her.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She ''knew'' that she wasn't going to survive her confrontation with Jehu, so she just put on her best clothes and got ready for whatever it'd come.he might do.



%%* AxCrazy



* KlingonPromotion: He earned his with a vengeance.
* KnightTemplar: Though God generally approved of Jehu's purging of Jezebel's idolatry, an oracle to Hosea later condemned him for overdoing it by slaughtering so many others. Also, his zeal for violence didn't translate so much into an actual zeal for worshiping God, since he allowed the golden calves from Jereboam's day to go on standing.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Appointed by God to eradicate pagan worship in Israel, but his mass murders went far beyond what was expected of him.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Appointed by God to eradicate pagan worship in Israel, but he carried out his mass murders went far beyond what was expected of him.
assignment with great enthusiasm, to the point that he badly exceeded his mandate.
29th Nov '16 7:06:33 AM xelldx
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* BadassBoast: Which convinces the ten Northern tribes to secede.
%%* {{Jerkass}}

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* BadassBoast: Which convinces the ten Northern tribes to secede.
secede. However this serves as a {{Deconstruction}} as it left both Israel and Judah vulnerable to their enemies.
%%* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}
28th Nov '16 11:29:57 PM Timjames98
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%%* BearsAreBadNews

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%%* BearsAreBadNews* BearsAreBadNews: Summons them to maul his enemies.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: If summoning two bears to [[DisproportionateRetribution maul 42 youths because they mocked your baldness]] is any implication.
** DisproportionateRetribution: 42 youths died for insulting his baldness. Not the best reaction...

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: If summoning two bears to [[DisproportionateRetribution maul 42 youths because they mocked your baldness]] is any implication.
** DisproportionateRetribution: 42
implication. To be fair though, some interpret that scene as those youths died for insulting his baldness. Not the best reaction...threatening to kill him.
28th Nov '16 11:27:43 PM Timjames98
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon), a steamy love poem(!) that got canonized as holy scripture(!!). The Radar has responded by saying it's a metaphor of ''self-sacrificing'' love between God and his people. Suuuuuuuure...

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon), a steamy love poem(!) that got canonized Solomon). Some interpet it as holy scripture(!!). The Radar has responded by saying it's being a metaphor of ''self-sacrificing'' for self-sacrificing love between God and his people. Suuuuuuuure...people, while others interpet as being a steamy love poem.
24th Oct '16 6:28:12 PM DustSnitch
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: When he was hungry, ravens would bring food to him. Despite his [[{{Badass}} skill in killing people]], he was very good with animals and kids. It might have something to do with how he grew up in the wilderness.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: When he was hungry, ravens would bring food to him. Despite his [[{{Badass}} skill in killing people]], people, he was very good with animals and kids. It might have something to do with how he grew up in the wilderness.
27th Sep '16 7:45:27 AM BrendanRizzo
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* ApocalypseMaiden
7th Jul '16 7:46:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: To Elisha, his successor. Another interpretation is that Elijah was the Kamina to Elisha's Simon. Everyone remembers how awesome Elijah was, but Elisha was way more awesome.
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