History Literature / Baudolino

22nd Apr '16 2:02:50 PM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Deconstructed; when Baudolino becomes a hermit, people often visit him for advice, believing him to be a saint and a HermitGuru. Playing up with their expectations, he delivers some {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, and his visitors find them extremely helpful.
7th Feb '16 10:08:51 AM nombretomado
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* TheCrusades: The Third and the Fourth Crusade play an important role in the plot.
31st Jan '16 3:27:43 PM KhlavKalash
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* AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.

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* AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many (InUniverse): Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.
30th Dec '15 5:45:02 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, between other stuff.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, HolyGrail, between other stuff.
26th Aug '15 1:12:22 AM Aquila89
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* FramingDevice

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* FramingDeviceFramingDevice: Baudolino telling his story to Niketas.
26th Aug '15 1:11:29 AM Aquila89
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* BoldlyComing: The Archpoet is hit the hardest with pretending to be a holy man, to the point that hee hits on the female monsters of Deacon John's kingdom.

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* BoldlyComing: The Archpoet is hit the hardest with pretending to be a holy man, to the point that hee he hits on the female monsters of Deacon John's kingdom.



* TheCrusades

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* TheCrusadesTheCrusades: The Third and the Fourth Crusade play an important role in the plot.



* GiantFlyer: The Hashshashin use rocs as InstantMessengerPigeons, feeding them chunks of spoiled sheep.

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* GiantFlyer: The Hashshashin use rocs as InstantMessengerPigeons, {{Instant Messenger Pigeon}}s, feeding them chunks of spoiled sheep.
25th Aug '15 10:03:34 AM Chabal2
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: Many AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasn'tMadeOnDrugs: Averted, forging Prester John's letter required debate as to how much wine and hashish should be taken by the participants: they need ideas, but they also need to be able to write them down.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasn'tMadeOnDrugs: WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Averted, forging Prester John's letter required debate as to how much wine and hashish should be taken by the participants: they need ideas, but they also need to be able to write them down.
25th Aug '15 10:02:27 AM Chabal2
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Baudolino is apparently responsible for quite a few of Barbarossa's decisions.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Humanoids with one foot, or giant ears, or {{Cephalothorax}}es...
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Abdul, who's father is North African and mother is Irish]] doesn't even make it to the outer reaches of the kingdom.
* BoldlyComing: The Archpoet is hit the hardest with pretending to be a holy man, to the point that hee hits on the female monsters of Deacon John's kingdom.



* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Barbarossa]] drowning in a river.



* GiantFlyer: The Hashshashin use rocs as InstantMessengerPigeons, feeding them chunks of spoiled sheep.



* TheHashshashin: Abdul was raised in their captivity, allowing him to see the brainwashing they go through, taking a small amount of their drug with him when he escaped. Later the group are caught by them, where they find out the OldManOfTheMountain also keeps cynocephals and rocs on the payroll.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gavagaï]], in order to let the others escape the Hashshashin's fortress.



* HordesFromTheEast: the White Huns that overrun the kingdom.



* InterspeciesRomance

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* InterspeciesRomanceInterspeciesRomance: Baudolino has a daughter with a satyr girl.



* JizzedInMyPants: Baudolino, forgetting that he's supposed to be one of the Wise Men, starts teling raunchy stories to Deacon John, resulting in this trope.



* PerspectiveFlip: On meeting Deacon John, he asks about the wonders of the Occident in a mix of MundaneMadeAwesome (bread that ''rises''!) and complete fantasy, exactly what supposedly happened in the Orient.



* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, between other stuff.



* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, between other stuff.


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* TakingYouWithMe: After the leper [[spoiler:Deacon John]] dies, his underlings hand his body to Baudolino, telling him they'll stay in the city and infect the Huns.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasn'tMadeOnDrugs: Averted, forging Prester John's letter required debate as to how much wine and hashish should be taken by the participants: they need ideas, but they also need to be able to write them down.
20th Aug '15 10:08:32 AM Aquila89
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* ParentalIncest: One of the WackyWaysideTribes consists of people who live naked and fornicate with family members.

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* ParentalIncest: One of the WackyWaysideTribes {{Wacky Wayside Tribe}}s consists of people who live naked and fornicate with family members.
20th Aug '15 9:56:31 AM Chabal2
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* DownerEnding: By the end of the story (assuming it was true in the first place) [[spoiler:there are only three of Baudolino's friends left alive and they agree they're no longer TrueCompanions, he's become a broken old man after he learns he might have murdered his adoptive father, and his wife and child are far out of reach.]]


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* ParentalIncest: One of the WackyWaysideTribes consists of people who live naked and fornicate with family members.


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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: the various monsters living on the outskirts of the kingdom are trained against the Huns: the Sciapodes use blowguns, the giants just smack the horses away, and the Panotites glide down and stab them. [[spoiler:And then it all goes wrong.]]
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