History Literature / BelisariusSeries

28th Oct '16 9:18:48 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Tons. Beginning with Belisarius, but later in the series, there's also the Malwa general [[TheDragon Rana Sanga]], Belisarius' bodyguard Valentinian, Sanga's rival and Belisarius' ally Raghunath Rao, Ajatasutra the assassin--let's just say the series is full of Badasses and leave it at that.



* ButtMonkey: If a pimp is mentioned (who is still alive), expect some BadAss character to [[RunningGag shortly ensure]] they are no longer living...or at least beat them so badly they wish they were dead.

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* ButtMonkey: If a pimp is mentioned (who is still alive), expect some BadAss badass character to [[RunningGag shortly ensure]] they are no longer living...or at least beat them so badly they wish they were dead.



* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: Rajiv is ''very'' proud of how great a warrior [[BadAss Rana Sanga]] is.

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* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: Rajiv is ''very'' proud of how great a warrior [[BadAss Rana Sanga]] Sanga is.



** [[SilkHidingSteel Lady]] [[BadAss Damodara]] is the only sane female Malwa shown.

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** [[SilkHidingSteel Lady]] [[BadAss Damodara]] Damodara is the only sane female Malwa shown.
19th Oct '16 5:50:06 PM KeithM
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** While Link itself is probably as good a general as any in the series and reacts pretty well when surprises do come, the entire Malwa leadership structure is handicapped by their over-reliance on the supercomputer cyborg and a tendency to punish independent thinking and capability. This leads to the situation where the Malwa government is riddled with incompetents aside from a few, and since Link can't be everywhere at once, it allows Belisarius' side to pick away at the Malwa empire.

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** While Link itself is probably as good a general as any in the series and reacts pretty well when surprises do come, the entire Malwa leadership structure is handicapped by their over-reliance on the supercomputer cyborg and a tendency to punish independent thinking and capability. This leads to the situation where the Malwa government is riddled with incompetents aside from a few, and since Link can't be everywhere at once, it allows Belisarius' side to pick away at the Malwa empire. Belisarius's final strategy is to isolate Link so that his allies can deal with the incompetent Malwa leadership.
19th Oct '16 5:30:23 PM KeithM
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: When Belisarius evacuates Charax, he not only pulls out all his troops and the surviving civilian population, they also take all the ''domestic animals'' just to spite Link and leave the Malwa a completely lifeless ruin.
19th Oct '16 5:08:04 PM KeithM
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* WinTheCrowd: Although the Persians are thankful for the Romans helping save them from the Malwa, Belisarius cements their alliance when the Persians see the dowry gift the Romans have requested be given to Photius on his marriage to his Persian wife. Instead of the vast treasure they expected they see it's only a horse and a bow, referencing an old Persian lesson about what's really important to be taught to a young man. They promptly go wild with delight.
18th Oct '16 12:52:48 PM OddHack
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--->"I believe he gave it to some Ye-tai boys. That game they play. You know, the one where--"
--->"Oh, yes.... Isn't that the game where they use dogs to retrieve lost balls?"
--->"Yes, Emperor."
--->"Splendid."
18th Oct '16 12:51:58 PM OddHack
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* SeveredHeadSports: Implied as the final fate of [[spoiler:Nanda Lal]]'s head.
--->"I believe he gave it to some Ye-tai boys. That game they play. You know, the one where--"
--->"Oh, yes.... Isn't that the game where they use dogs to retrieve lost balls?"
--->"Yes, Emperor."
--->"Splendid."
30th Aug '16 6:02:42 AM JustTroper
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* ElectiveBrokenLanguage: Despite being fluent in several languages, Ousanas often deliberately speaks pidgin, either as a ruse or as a joke.
24th Jul '16 12:02:31 PM Nohbody
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-->-- '''TheArtOfWar'''

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-->-- '''TheArtOfWar'''
'''Literature/TheArtOfWar'''
3rd Jul '16 2:03:09 PM Discar
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-->"All warfare is based on deception."
-->--'''TheArtOfWar'''

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-->"All ->"All warfare is based on deception."
-->--'''TheArtOfWar'''
-->-- '''TheArtOfWar'''



* OutsideContextVillain: Link, especially in the timeline without Aide.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Link, especially in the timeline without Aide.
1st Jul '16 7:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ousanas is kind of a combination of this and BattleButler for Eon. As well as being TheObiWan.

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** Ousanas is kind of a combination of this and BattleButler for Eon. As well as being TheObiWan.
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