History Film / KingdomOfHeaven

28th Nov '17 7:25:15 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The Battle of Hattin is one of the most dramatic and often-studied battles of the Crusades (far more than the siege of Jerusalem), but all we see is the aftermath.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hattin The Battle of Hattin Hattin]] is one of the most dramatic and often-studied battles of the Crusades (far more than the siege of Jerusalem), but all we see is the aftermath.
21st Nov '17 8:25:11 AM LordGro
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** {{Inverted}}, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynald's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.

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** %%** {{Inverted}}, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynald's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.
21st Nov '17 5:40:10 AM CloudCuckooClock
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%%** Inverted, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynald's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.

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%%** Inverted, ** {{Inverted}}, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynald's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.
17th Oct '17 7:04:22 AM emperors
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** The Saracen cavalier who attacks Balian over his horse when Balian was lost and exhausted, and didn't do anything to him.
13th Oct '17 2:35:43 AM Will
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* EastwardEndeavor: Balian travels from France to Jerusalem to get absolvation from his sins. His father Godfrey joins him and [[spoiler:although he dies before reaching Jerusalem]], the time he spent with Balian on their journey gives him catharsis.

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* EastwardEndeavor: Balian travels from France to Jerusalem to get absolvation absolution from his sins. His father Godfrey joins him and [[spoiler:although he dies before reaching Jerusalem]], the time he spent with Balian on their journey gives him catharsis.
12th Oct '17 12:33:16 AM WolfMattGrey
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* EastwardEndeavor: Balian travels from France to Jerusalem to get absolvation from his sins. His father Godfrey joins him and [[spoiler:although he dies before reaching Jerusalem]], the time he spent with Balian on their journey gives him catharsis.
30th Sep '17 3:23:51 PM LB7979
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* IBangedYourMom:
-->'''Guy''': "If I had fought you when you were still capable of making bastards..."\\
'''Godfrey''': "I [[GetTheeToANunnery knew]] your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately you're too old to be one of mine."


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* YourMom:
-->'''Guy:''' If I had fought you when you were still capable of making bastards...\\
'''Godfrey:''' I [[GetTheeToANunnery knew]] your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately you're too old to be one of mine.
30th Sep '17 2:53:41 PM LB7979
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--> '''Godfrey''': I once fought two days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my testicle.]]
* ArcWords: 'Rise a Knight'; 'He's a murderer' [response] 'So am I'
** The movie is full of them. 'What is Jerusalem worth?'

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--> ---> '''Godfrey''': I once fought two days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my testicle.]]
* %%* ArcWords: 'Rise a Knight'; 'He's a murderer' [response] 'So am I'
** The movie is full of them.
I'; 'What is Jerusalem worth?'



* ArmourPiercingQuestion: Balian to Sibylla. "Do you have any idea of Jerusalem except that it is yours?"

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* %%* ArmourPiercingQuestion: Balian to Sibylla. "Do you have any idea of Jerusalem except that it is yours?"



** Salidan was somewhat harsher in real toward the Christians of Jerusalem. He allowed most leave in return for a large sum, while the rest were enslaved. Some who remained were freed by him, but not all.

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** Salidan Saladin was somewhat harsher in real toward the Christians of Jerusalem. He allowed most leave in return for a large sum, while the rest were enslaved. Some who remained were freed by him, but not all.



* AssholeVictim: The {{jerkass}} priest at the beginning ([[spoiler:who's also Balian's brother]]) gets stabbed and subsequently set on fire by Balian when Balian finds out the priest has looted a golden crucifix from the body of Balian's dead wife.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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The {{jerkass}} priest at the beginning ([[spoiler:who's also Balian's brother]]) gets stabbed and subsequently set on fire by Balian when Balian finds out the priest has looted a golden crucifix from the body of Balian's dead wife.



* AwesomeMcCoolName: Jeremy Irons as ''Tiberius''

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* %%* AwesomeMcCoolName: Jeremy Irons as ''Tiberius''



* BeardOfEvil: Reynald and Guy both sport full beards.

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* BeardOfEvil: Reynald and Guy are the bad guys and both sport full beards.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Balian moves to France with the former queen of Jerusalem as his wife, and managed to keep the people and men under his command from being annihilated by the Saracens, but UsefulNotes/{{Richard the Lionheart}} starts another crusade that is doomed to fail, and as the ending text reminds us, it goes FromBadToWorse.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Balian moves to France with the former queen of Jerusalem as his wife, and managed Balian manages to keep the people and men under his command from being annihilated by the Saracens, and [[spoiler:moves to France with Sybilla, the former queen of Jerusalem, as his wife but UsefulNotes/{{Richard the Lionheart}} starts another crusade that is doomed to fail, fail]], and as the ending text reminds us, it goes FromBadToWorse.]]
30th Jul '17 1:34:12 PM ACW
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* AintTooProudToBeg: When King Baldwin arrives at Kerak to punish Reynauld de Chatillon for his raiding of Saracen caravans, Reynauld immediately assumes a fawning, begging posture (though his face betrays a mocking, sarcastic expression). When Baldwin demands that Reynauld give him "The Kiss of Peace" on his leprous, sore-ridden hand, Reynauld grabs it without a moment's hesitation and gives it a sloppy kiss. Baldwin responds by smacking the crap out of Reynauld with a riding crop before condemning him to be executed.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: When King Baldwin arrives at Kerak to punish Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon for his raiding of Saracen caravans, Reynauld Reynald immediately assumes a fawning, begging posture (though his face betrays a mocking, sarcastic expression). When Baldwin demands that Reynauld Reynald give him "The Kiss of Peace" on his leprous, sore-ridden hand, Reynauld Reynald grabs it without a moment's hesitation and gives it a sloppy kiss. Baldwin responds by smacking the crap out of Reynauld Reynald with a riding crop before condemning him to be executed.



** The portrayal of Guy and Reynauld as Knights Templar is completely fictional, and would have been an impossibility within the bounds of the contemporary laws. Not only did the Templars renounce all their personal titles outside the Order, which made their portrayal as elitist nobility a suspect, but they could hold no land or possessions in their own name, which would have made it impossible for Guy to be crowned as King. They also took vows to stay celibate, meaning Guy could never have been Sibylla's husband either. Guy was actually the King of Jerusalem when Reynauld attacked the caravan, and had been for several years prior when King Baldwin died.

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** The portrayal of Guy and Reynauld Reynald as Knights Templar is completely fictional, and would have been an impossibility within the bounds of the contemporary laws. Not only did the Templars renounce all their personal titles outside the Order, which made their portrayal as elitist nobility a suspect, but they could hold no land or possessions in their own name, which would have made it impossible for Guy to be crowned as King. They also took vows to stay celibate, meaning Guy could never have been Sibylla's husband either. Guy was actually the King of Jerusalem when Reynauld Reynald attacked the caravan, and had been for several years prior when King Baldwin died.



** [[spoiler:Reynauld]] as well. After spending the entire movie killing apparently for fun (although in one scene he shows signs of considering himself NecessarilyEvil), it's a real pleasure to see him get his throat cut by Saladin.

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** [[spoiler:Reynauld]] [[spoiler:Reynald]] as well. After spending the entire movie killing apparently for fun (although in one scene he shows signs of considering himself NecessarilyEvil), it's a real pleasure to see him get his throat cut by Saladin.



* BeardOfEvil: Reynauld and Guy both sport full beards.

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* BeardOfEvil: Reynauld Reynald and Guy both sport full beards.



* BlackAndGreyMorality: Saladin and the Saracens are no more "evil" than Baldwin, Balian, Tiberias and the majority of Jerusalem's army. Most of them fight for much the same ideal, although it is not portrayed as morally or ethically ''right'' for either side. The Templars however, epitomised by their leaders Guy de Lusignan and Reynauld de Chatillon, are morally bankrupt, bloodthirsty, warmongering monsters whose cruelty and depravity have no limits.
* BodyHorror: King Baldwin's leprosy is only shown in a few scenes with two that stand out quite well: Him forcing Reynauld to kiss his rotting hand and Sibylla taking off his mask during his funeral.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Saladin and the Saracens are no more "evil" than Baldwin, Balian, Tiberias and the majority of Jerusalem's army. Most of them fight for much the same ideal, although it is not portrayed as morally or ethically ''right'' for either side. The Templars however, epitomised by their leaders Guy de Lusignan and Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon, are morally bankrupt, bloodthirsty, warmongering monsters whose cruelty and depravity have no limits.
* BodyHorror: King Baldwin's leprosy is only shown in a few scenes with two that stand out quite well: Him forcing Reynauld Reynald to kiss his rotting hand and Sibylla taking off his mask during his funeral.



* BullyingADragon: Guy and Reynauld constantly antagonize Saladin by slaughtering caravans, confident that their army cannot be beaten because it is a Christian army despite Saladin's overwhelming advantage in force. Their attacks and constant provoking eventually come to bite them in the ass.
-->'''Guy:''' This caravan is armed, Reynauld.
-->'''Reynauld:''' Good! No sport, otherwise.

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* BullyingADragon: Guy and Reynauld Reynald constantly antagonize Saladin by slaughtering caravans, confident that their army cannot be beaten because it is a Christian army despite Saladin's overwhelming advantage in force. Their attacks and constant provoking eventually come to bite them in the ass.
-->'''Guy:''' This caravan is armed, Reynauld.
-->'''Reynauld:'''
Reynald.
-->'''Reynald:'''
Good! No sport, otherwise.



* EntitledBastard: Reynauld de Chatillon genuinely thinks he is free from any consequences of his raiding and warmongering by virtue of his title alone. He even stands tall, looking smug and cheerful while at the complete mercy of Saladin, whose sister Reynauld himself had brutally raped and murdered.

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* EntitledBastard: Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon genuinely thinks he is free from any consequences of his raiding and warmongering by virtue of his title alone. He even stands tall, looking smug and cheerful while at the complete mercy of Saladin, whose sister Reynauld Reynald himself had brutally raped and murdered.



%%* EvilRedhead: Reynauld de Chatillon.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: After all the cruelty Reynauld inflicts upon the Saracens (including the rape and murder of Saladin's sister), he is finally captured after the battle of Hattin and stands smugly before the Saracen king with no sign of remorse or humility. Saladin whips out a dagger and slashes open Reynauld's throat, before grabbing a scimitar and cutting his head off completely while his men hold Reynauld down.

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%%* EvilRedhead: Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: After all the cruelty Reynauld Reynald inflicts upon the Saracens (including the rape and murder of Saladin's sister), he is finally captured after the battle of Hattin and stands smugly before the Saracen king with no sign of remorse or humility. Saladin whips out a dagger and slashes open Reynauld's Reynald's throat, before grabbing a scimitar and cutting his head off completely while his men hold Reynauld Reynald down.



* FatBastard: Reynauld is an utter {{Jerkass}} and also happens to be one of the only overweight characters. Given the way he wolfs down a roast chicken offered by Guy after being starved in a prison cell, he is probably a BigEater too, having lived in luxury at Kerak, compared with all the other knights, good and bad, who are lean and mean.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Reynauld de Chatillion (the leader of the Templars) is always polite, even with a bloody sword in his hand, which doesn't keep him from being both a JerkAss and TheFundamentalist.

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* FatBastard: Reynauld Reynald is an utter {{Jerkass}} and also happens to be one of the only overweight characters. Given the way he wolfs down a roast chicken offered by Guy after being starved in a prison cell, he is probably a BigEater too, having lived in luxury at Kerak, compared with all the other knights, good and bad, who are lean and mean.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Reynauld Reynald de Chatillion (the leader of the Templars) is always polite, even with a bloody sword in his hand, which doesn't keep him from being both a JerkAss and TheFundamentalist.



%%* FreakierThanFiction: Reynauld de Chatillon's barbarism and exploits were actually ''toned down'' for the movie.

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%%* FreakierThanFiction: Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon's barbarism and exploits were actually ''toned down'' for the movie.



* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: {{Subverted}} with Balian, Godfrey and the Hospitaller who do wear helmets, but not ones that cover their faces. {{Inverted}} with Reynauld and Guy; Reynauld wears a helmet that leaves his face exposed and Guy wears no helmet at all in battle. {{Played straight}} when Balian is attacked by knights late in the film who are sent by Guy to assassinate him and they have full face-covering helmets.

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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: {{Subverted}} with Balian, Godfrey and the Hospitaller who do wear helmets, but not ones that cover their faces. {{Inverted}} with Reynauld Reynald and Guy; Reynauld Reynald wears a helmet that leaves his face exposed and Guy wears no helmet at all in battle. {{Played straight}} when Balian is attacked by knights late in the film who are sent by Guy to assassinate him and they have full face-covering helmets.



%%** Inverted, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynauld's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.

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%%** Inverted, surprisingly. As mentioned above, Reynauld's Reynald's atrocities were toned down in the film, or at the very least, censored.



-->'''King Baldwin:''' I am Jerusalem. ''(removes gauntlet and extends his leprous hand)'' And you, Reynauld, will give me the kiss of peace.

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-->'''King Baldwin:''' I am Jerusalem. ''(removes gauntlet and extends his leprous hand)'' And you, Reynauld, Reynald, will give me the kiss of peace.



* ImplausibleDeniability: Reynauld flatly denies his own warmongering, despite it being common knowledge that he is responsible.
-->'''Reynauld''': [[WhoDares Who says I raid!?]]

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* ImplausibleDeniability: Reynauld Reynald flatly denies his own warmongering, despite it being common knowledge that he is responsible.
-->'''Reynauld''': -->'''Reynald''': [[WhoDares Who says I raid!?]]



-->'''Reynauld''': That "witness", if you call him that, is a Saracen! He lies!
--> '''Tiberias''': There will come a time, Reynauld when you will ''not'' be protected by your title!
--> '''Reynauld''': Oh? When will that be? Alert me, Tiberias, when men are equal and [[ThePromisedLand the kingdom of heaven has arrived.]]

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-->'''Reynauld''': -->'''Reynald''': That "witness", if you call him that, is a Saracen! He lies!
--> '''Tiberias''': There will come a time, Reynauld Reynald when you will ''not'' be protected by your title!
--> '''Reynauld''': '''Reynald''': Oh? When will that be? Alert me, Tiberias, when men are equal and [[ThePromisedLand the kingdom of heaven has arrived.]]



-->'''Reynauld''': Prove it. I will wait at Kerak until you do.
--> '''Tiberias''': The king will take your castle of Kerak, Reynauld.
-->'''Reynauld''': [[BringIt Try to take it, Tiberias. I'll be there.]]

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-->'''Reynauld''': -->'''Reynald''': Prove it. I will wait at Kerak until you do.
--> '''Tiberias''': The king will take your castle of Kerak, Reynauld.
-->'''Reynauld''':
Reynald.
-->'''Reynald''':
[[BringIt Try to take it, Tiberias. I'll be there.]]



%%* JerkJustifications: Reynauld de Chatilllon has the Type 3 mentality. Guy de Lusignan is Type 2. %% "Type X" is Zero Context.

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%%* JerkJustifications: Reynauld Reynald de Chatilllon has the Type 3 mentality. Guy de Lusignan is Type 2. %% "Type X" is Zero Context.



%%* KnightTemplar: Reynauld, Guy, and company.
* LargeHam: Brendan Gleeson has quite a few hammy moments of his own as Reynauld. Especially the scene [[spoiler: of him marching around his prison cell screaming his name at the top of his lungs]]. Marton Csokas, who played Guy de Lusignan, also seems to revel in his character's evilness.

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%%* KnightTemplar: Reynauld, Reynald, Guy, and company.
* LargeHam: Brendan Gleeson has quite a few hammy moments of his own as Reynauld.Reynald. Especially the scene [[spoiler: of him marching around his prison cell screaming his name at the top of his lungs]]. Marton Csokas, who played Guy de Lusignan, also seems to revel in his character's evilness.



* NecessarilyEvil: Reynauld seems to think of himself this way. "I am what I am. Someone has to be."

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* NecessarilyEvil: Reynauld Reynald seems to think of himself this way. "I am what I am. Someone has to be."



* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Reynauld gets decapitated by Saladin]].

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* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Reynauld Reynald gets decapitated by Saladin]].



%%* TheProudElite: Guy de Lusignan and Reynauld de Chatillon, with a dash of {{jerkass}}.

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%%* TheProudElite: Guy de Lusignan and Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon, with a dash of {{jerkass}}.



* RapeDiscretionShot: When Reynauld approaches Saladin's sister, she tells him who she is, and he replies, almost sadly, "I know", before ripping the veil from her face. Then the scene cuts away. Because we have seen crusaders rape a Muslim woman moments before, and we hear afterwards that Saladin's sister is dead, we are led to believe that Reynauld murdered and possibly raped her.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: While the real Balian, unsurprisingly, was not an upwardly-mobile blacksmith, this trope certainly applies by the sheer number of critics of the film who thought the ''whole'' tale was made up, and that the various characters did not exist! [[note]]They do, however, turn out to be the usual [[AristocratsAreEvil wealthy and conniving nobles]], just like every other named figure who has survived mention from that era.[[/note]] In fact, others have criticized the movie for not telling the real life version of events on the grounds that it is ''more'' interesting, unusual and dramatic than the plot we see in the film. The movie makes no mention or use of, for example, Reynauld commanding a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fleet of pirate ships]] that threatened to burn Mecca; or the prior relationship between Balian and Saladin when Balian was captured in the Battle of Hattin and then released on condition he would promise not to defend Jerusalem; but, upon seeing how how defenseless the city was, Balian sent a letter to Saladin and asked him to relieve him of his promise, to which Saladin complied.

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* RapeDiscretionShot: When Reynauld Reynald approaches Saladin's sister, she tells him who she is, and he replies, almost sadly, "I know", before ripping the veil from her face. Then the scene cuts away. Because we have seen crusaders rape a Muslim woman moments before, and we hear afterwards that Saladin's sister is dead, we are led to believe that Reynauld Reynald murdered and possibly raped her.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: While the real Balian, unsurprisingly, was not an upwardly-mobile blacksmith, this trope certainly applies by the sheer number of critics of the film who thought the ''whole'' tale was made up, and that the various characters did not exist! [[note]]They do, however, turn out to be the usual [[AristocratsAreEvil wealthy and conniving nobles]], just like every other named figure who has survived mention from that era.[[/note]] In fact, others have criticized the movie for not telling the real life version of events on the grounds that it is ''more'' interesting, unusual and dramatic than the plot we see in the film. The movie makes no mention or use of, for example, Reynauld Reynald commanding a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fleet of pirate ships]] that threatened to burn Mecca; or the prior relationship between Balian and Saladin when Balian was captured in the Battle of Hattin and then released on condition he would promise not to defend Jerusalem; but, upon seeing how how defenseless the city was, Balian sent a letter to Saladin and asked him to relieve him of his promise, to which Saladin complied.



* SacredHospitality: Saladin offers ice water to Guy as a gesture symbolizing that he is being placed under his protection and will not be killed. He very specifically does ''not'' offer the cup to Reynauld. Reynauld takes the cup from Guy and guzzles it, just to throw the tradition in Saladin's face. He gets his throat cut by Salidan, who then beheads him.

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* SacredHospitality: Saladin offers ice water to Guy as a gesture symbolizing that he is being placed under his protection and will not be killed. He very specifically does ''not'' offer the cup to Reynauld. Reynauld Reynald. Reynald takes the cup from Guy and guzzles it, just to throw the tradition in Saladin's face. He gets his throat cut by Salidan, who then beheads him.



%%* SayMyName: REYNAULD DE CHATILLION!

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%%* SayMyName: REYNAULD REYNALD DE CHATILLION!



* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Reynauld de Chatillon and Guy de Lusignan think they're utterly above accountability for their horrible acts because they're men of noble birth who possess wealth and power.
--> '''Tiberias''': [[{{Foreshadowing}} There will come a time, Reynauld, when you will ''not'' be protected by your title!]]
--> '''Reynauld''': Oh? When will that be? Alert me, Tiberias, when men are equal and [[ThePromisedLand the kingdom of heaven has arrived.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Reynauld Reynald de Chatillon and Guy de Lusignan think they're utterly above accountability for their horrible acts because they're men of noble birth who possess wealth and power.
--> '''Tiberias''': [[{{Foreshadowing}} There will come a time, Reynauld, Reynald, when you will ''not'' be protected by your title!]]
--> '''Reynauld''': '''Reynald''': Oh? When will that be? Alert me, Tiberias, when men are equal and [[ThePromisedLand the kingdom of heaven has arrived.]]



* TheSociopath: Reynauld slaughters innocent Muslim caravans with vigor, like it was part of his daily routine.

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* TheSociopath: Reynauld Reynald slaughters innocent Muslim caravans with vigor, like it was part of his daily routine.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** As rotten as Guy tends to act, even he balks at Reynauld's refusal to leave well enough alone, as attacking the armed caravan would run the risk of endangering them to the noose...
** He also tosses Reynauld a DeathGlare when the latter pours water on his face while the Templars march to fight Saladin, as it's painfully clear they have soldiers ''dying of thirst'' around them!
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