History Literature / Mahabharata

4th Jul '16 9:46:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* WillNotTellALie: Yuddhistira was renowned for his honesty and his resolve in never telling a lie. Krishna figures out that the only way to kill Drona, their ObiWan teacher, who was fighting on Duryodhana's side, was to state falsely that his son Aswatamma died. Bhima killed an elephant named Aswatamma and proclaimed loudly that he killed Aswatamma. Not believing him, Drona turned to Yuddhistira. Yuddhistira at that time lied, saying that Aswatamma, the elephant died, whispering the word elephant. This led to Drona losing heart and his subsequent death. Yudhistira's chariot that floated an inch above the ground as a sign of his godly nature fell back to earth.

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* WillNotTellALie: Yuddhistira was renowned for his honesty and his resolve in never telling a lie. Krishna figures out that the only way to kill Drona, their ObiWan teacher, who was fighting on Duryodhana's side, was to state falsely that his son Aswatamma died. Bhima killed an elephant named Aswatamma and proclaimed loudly that he killed Aswatamma. Not believing him, Drona turned to Yuddhistira. Yuddhistira at that time lied, saying that Aswatamma, the elephant died, whispering the word elephant. This led to Drona losing heart and his subsequent death. Yudhistira's chariot that floated an inch above the ground as a sign of his godly nature fell back to earth.
2nd Jun '16 4:36:48 AM X789
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* AttemptedRape: Kichaka attempts to rape Draupadi in the Matsya Kingdom. Jayadatha attempts to rape Draupadi as well when she is exiled in the forest. After the dice game incident, Duryodhana, Karna, and Dushasana try to rape her in front of their royal court...and her husbands

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* AttemptedRape: Kichaka attempts to rape Draupadi in the Matsya Kingdom. Jayadatha attempts to rape Draupadi as well when she is exiled in the forest. After the dice game incident, Duryodhana, Karna, and Dushasana try to rape her in front of their royal court...and her husbands
3rd May '16 10:41:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullRushes - [[TheDragon Karna]] is actually the son of the unwed Kunti. He is set afloat in the river with armor and earrings that make him immortal.

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* MosesInTheBullRushes MosesInTheBulrushes - [[TheDragon Karna]] is actually the son of the unwed Kunti. He is set afloat in the river with armor and earrings that make him immortal.
12th Jan '16 1:26:35 PM EryliaStarheart
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Subject to countless AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Mostly because of MoralDissonance and most characters being JerkAss or worse, or some characters being ScrewedByDestiny. Countless adaptations have taken place; this epic is often compared to the works of Creator/Homer.

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Subject to countless AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Mostly because of MoralDissonance and most characters being JerkAss or worse, or some characters being ScrewedByDestiny. Countless adaptations have taken place; this epic is often compared to the works of Creator/Homer.
Creator/{{Homer}}.
12th Jan '16 1:26:12 PM EryliaStarheart
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Subject to countless AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Mostly because of MoralDissonance and most characters being JerkAss or worse, or some characters being ScrewedByDestiny. Countless adaptations have taken place, and this epic is the Creator/WilliamShakespeare of Indian literature.

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Subject to countless AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Mostly because of MoralDissonance and most characters being JerkAss or worse, or some characters being ScrewedByDestiny. Countless adaptations have taken place, and place; this epic is often compared to the Creator/WilliamShakespeare works of Indian literature.
Creator/Homer.
24th Dec '15 5:08:10 AM AlaAlba
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* AlasPoorVillain: Many from the Kaurava side got an honorable sent-off, one way or another. Because for the khsatriya, if the option is between [[ToBeLawfulOrGood honor and dharma]], then [[HonorBeforeReason honor is the better answer]].
** Bhurishravas, otherwise a staunch enemy of Krishna's clan the Yadava, proves himself more honorable than his Yadava rival Satyaki for not striking down his helpless opponent. Everyone condemns Satyaki forever and the Yadava is cursed to be annihilated by their own hands.
** Bhisma's fall stops the war for a moment so both sides could come to his side and mourn him.
** Karna's generosity shames Lord Indra so much in both his life and death, Lord Indra personally praises Karna in front of other Gods and never again comes to Arjuna's aid.
** Beaten and dying, Duryodhana rants about his misfortunes and loses despite trying to uphold dharma as a khsatriya. None of the Pandava could retort back and the Gods agree with him, showering his dying body with flowers and ascending him to heaven.
23rd Dec '15 4:55:13 PM MarkLungo
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->''Whatever is here is found elsewhere. Whatever is not here, is nowhere else.''

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->''Whatever ->''"Whatever is here is found elsewhere. Whatever is not here, is nowhere else.''"''
22nd Dec '15 12:37:00 AM shadowmanwkp
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* NeverMyFault: Yudhisthira after learning that Karna was his brother curses his mother for keeping it a secret. He curses all women to be unable to keep secrets, though this troper can say that he failed.

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* NeverMyFault: Yudhisthira after learning that Karna was his brother curses his mother for keeping it a secret. He curses all women to be unable to keep secrets, though this troper you can say that he failed.
10th Oct '15 10:36:52 AM Sanya_Ra
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* AchillesHeel: the Big Bad Duryodhana's Achilles heel is his thighs and to hit it is to break the rules of War. [[spoiler: Not that Bhima cared anyways]]. Karna's was existing without putting on his necklaces and armor that he had and wore since birth since his earrings and armor made him immortal.

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* AchillesHeel: the Big Bad Duryodhana's Achilles heel is his thighs and to hit it is to break the rules of War. [[spoiler: Not that Bhima cared anyways]]. Karna's was existing without putting on his necklaces earrings and armor that he had and wore since birth since his earrings and armor made him immortal.
16th Aug '15 8:52:02 PM Argon2
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Panchali laughed at Durodhyana. So he attempts to rape her.



** In general, the Pandavas fit this through and through. They routinely breaks the rules of war, Dharma and promises but are never punished for it unlike other characters, primarily because [[HandWave that Krishna can do whatever the fuck he wants because he's god]] and they are under his jurisdiction.
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