History Film / TheManWhoWouldBeKing

24th Sep '17 10:14:18 AM Jamniq
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* AlasPoorYorick: The end.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The original story is barely 20 pages long, while the adaptation is an epic film, ''greatly'' expanding on backstory, character traits and showing all the effort it took for both conmen to achieve their ends, rather than just rolling into Kafiristan one day and taking it over. The masonic plot doesn't even exist in the source material and the GodGuise is greatly downplayer in it.
* AlasPoorYorick: The end.In the end [[spoiler: Peachy presents Danny's skull to Kipling]].



* AudienceSurrogate: Kipling.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Danny gets a very humble one.

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* AudienceSurrogate: Kipling.
Kipling, who listens to Peachy's story and asks additional questions.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Danny gets a very humble one.one, despite being considered a god.



* BattleInterruptingShout: Priests walk across the battle field and the War stops.

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* BattleInterruptingShout: Priests walk across the battle field and the War stops.war stops, with all combatants dropping on their faces.



* CrazyHomelessPeople: Peachy appears to be one at the start of the film.
* ConMan: Both of the protagonists.

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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Peachy appears to be one at the start of the film.
film, until he properly introduces himself to Kipling.
* ConMan: Both of the protagonists.protagonists, who are remorseless thieves and cheats.



* DefiantToTheEnd.

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* DefiantToTheEnd.DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Once their ruse is no longer effective, Peachy, Danny and Billy try to fight their way through. When they end up surrounded and without any bullets left, they still are eager to attack anyone who even dares getting close. Danny eventually FaceDeathWithDignity when he's put on the bridge he ordered to build and thrown into the ravine below]].



* LoveableRogue: The protagonists.

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* LoveableRogue: The protagonists.protagonists manage to be this despite being extremely racist and greedy conmen who don't see anything wrong with starting out a tribal conflict for their own profit.



* RealityEnsues: A poor, desolated and remote region of Afganistan isn't exactly a place where [[spoiler: war loot is going to be anything but worthless junk. If no for Alexander's treasure, Danny and Peachy would never even see a single golden item, while taking over entire country]].



* ThwartedEscape: The end of the film.

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* ThwartedEscape: The end of the film.film - [[spoiler: their loyal troops get surrounded and killed by angry villagers, most of the treasure is lost and eventually both conmen are captured once they are out of ammo. All of this in a very quick succession]].
17th Sep '17 5:50:10 AM fgenzo159
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* BookEnds

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* BookEndsBookEnds: An early scene has Danny and Peachy visiting the office of Kipling's newspaper. Peachy [[spoiler:comes back at the end, with only Danny's head.]]



* {{Mentors}}: Kipling.


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* MrExposition: Kipling explains about Freemasons, then Kafiristan and Alexander the Great, early in the movie.
** Once arrived in Kafiristan, Billy Fish becomes this, due to being a CunningLinguist.
25th Apr '16 11:27:57 AM Doug86
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* AlexanderTheGreat: Known as "Sikander" to the Kafirs, and held in legend as a god since he passed through and helped advance the region millenia earlier. He said he would return one day, and the high priests have been waiting ever since.

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* AlexanderTheGreat: UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat: Known as "Sikander" to the Kafirs, and held in legend as a god since he passed through and helped advance the region millenia earlier. He said he would return one day, and the high priests have been waiting ever since.
8th Apr '16 3:19:24 PM fusilcontrafusil
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** [[spoiler:Billy Fish is all smiles as he charges to his pointless death]].

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** [[spoiler:Billy Fish is all smiles as he charges to his [[SenselessSacrifice pointless death]].death]]]].
15th Jan '16 7:37:42 PM mirisu92
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10th Dec '15 9:55:59 AM SeriousBurns
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* GutturalGrowler: Peachy's voice is as rough as his manners.
9th Dec '15 12:01:11 AM Drcynic24
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* VillainProtagonist: Both Danny and Peachy could be considered villainous people given that they are con men who are simply out to swindle a race of people who they feel are inferior. Never mind the fact that not only had they planned to steal from them, but they planned several CurbStompBattle's in order to conquer the the various tribes under one banner. Not very nice men.
1st Nov '15 7:01:40 PM nombretomado
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18th Oct '15 7:24:57 AM SeriousBurns
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* BadassBandolier: Danny's plays a significant role in the plot.


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* DirtyCoward: Ootah, a Kafiri chieftain. How he attained this leadership position in a tribal society is anyone's guess.
29th Sep '15 10:09:42 AM fgenzo159
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* DuelingStarsMovie: Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
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