History Film / KingdomOfHeaven

25th Jul '16 9:49:57 AM theLibrarian
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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king.

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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king. Then an even worse version happens when Reynauld and Guy are captured after Hattin, and Saladin personally slashes Reynauld's throat open.
25th Jul '16 9:49:21 AM theLibrarian
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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned.

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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king.
25th Jul '16 9:48:32 AM theLibrarian
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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned.
23rd Jul '16 4:03:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Godfrey of Ibelin:
-->''"I once fought for three days with an arrow through my left testicle..."''
%%** Balian, of course. But also...
%%** Saladin
17th Jul '16 7:33:42 AM mavacca
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** The three "templar knights" who ambush Balian shortly before Guy's coronation actually wear the black cross of {{the Teutonic Knights}}, which were founded only after the events depicted in the film. This may have been done on purpose as the German Order was probably the most fanatical and merciless of the monastic military orders up to the point that Creator/SergeiEisenstein chose them as an {{expy}} of the SS in his masterpiece, Film/AlexanderNevsky.
11th Jul '16 4:12:54 AM Iku
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** A key point to note is that he is offered a blade by one of his subordinates but instead uses his own personal blade to dispatch him instead.


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*** Considering the context of that age and how these situations usually went (and how it went the last time Jerusalem changed hands), even the above can be considered a rare act of mercy and nobility.
3rd Jun '16 2:11:59 PM TheBigBopper
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* KickTheSonOfABitch:
** Saladin, when he slits Reynauld's throat and again when he has Guy paraded half-naked backwards on a donkey.
** Baldwin's forcing Reynauld to kiss his diseased hand and then slapping him around a few times.
** Also, Balian's brother, who thwarts the orders of his superiors out of spite to his brother, and has Balian's dead wife beheaded before burial, and he takes her necklace, wearing it brazenly around his brother. Also doubles as JerkAssVictim because he was harassing his brother about this, [[TooDumbToLive whilst his brother was forging a sword, which was presently pointy and red hot.]]


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* PayEvilUntoEvil:
** Saladin, when he slits Reynauld's throat and again when he has Guy paraded half-naked backwards on a donkey.
** Baldwin's forcing Reynauld to kiss his diseased hand and then slapping him around a few times.
3rd Jun '16 1:56:23 PM TheBigBopper
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** Saladin himself is another example. The film depicts him allowing all of Jerusalem's Christians to leave with their lives after Balian has threatened to destroy all of the holy places in Jerusalem. In reality, he only allowed the nobles to leave free of charge, forcing Balian to ransom the poor for 30,000 bezants. Those that Balian could not ransom were sold into slavery. To his credit however, Saladin freed all of the elderly, and his brother freed another 3000 people.

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** Saladin himself is another example. The film depicts him allowing all of Jerusalem's Christians to leave with their lives after Balian has threatened to destroy all of the holy places in Jerusalem. In reality, he only allowed the nobles to leave free of charge, forcing Balian to ransom the poor for 30,000 bezants. Those that Balian could not ransom were sold into slavery. To his credit however, Saladin freed all of the elderly, and his brother freed another 3000 people. There's also the fact that he had all of the Templars taken prisoner at Hattin beheaded in cold blood after the battle.
3rd Jun '16 1:53:32 PM TheBigBopper
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted, as there are both beautiful and hideous people all along the morality spectrum. The hideous leper King Baldwin is a good guy and a competent ruler in spite of his disease-ravaged face, while Guy de Lusignan is properly evil but played by the quite handsome Martin Csokas. The good Balian (played by Creator/OrlandoBloom) and Sibylla (played by Creator/EvaGreen) are beautiful, while the horrible Reynaud is overweight.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted, as there are both beautiful and hideous people all along the morality spectrum. The hideous leper King Baldwin is a good guy and a competent ruler in spite of his disease-ravaged face, while Guy de Lusignan is properly evil but played by the quite handsome Martin Csokas. The good Balian (played by Creator/OrlandoBloom) and Sibylla (played by Creator/EvaGreen) are beautiful, while the horrible Reynaud is overweight.
3rd Jun '16 1:52:47 PM TheBigBopper
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* BullyingADragon: The Templars do this constantly to the Saracens and are proud of it, confident that their army cannot be beaten because it is a Christian army.

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* BullyingADragon: The Templars do this Guy and Reynauld constantly to the Saracens and are proud of it, antagonize Saladin by slaughtering caravans, confident that their army cannot be beaten because it is a Christian army.army despite Saladin's overwhelming advantage in force. Their attacks and constant provoking eventually come to bite them in the ass.



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Guy and Reynauld constantly do this to Saladin by slaughtering caravans. Their attacks and constant provoking eventually come to bite them in the ass.
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