History Literature / RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms

25th May '16 9:14:29 AM Willbyr
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* ''KoihimeMusou'': Kazuto, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, is transported to a version of Ancient China where most of the characters from the novel have been [[GenderFlip genderflipped]] into cute girls. With his ChickMagnet powers and his foreknowledge of the original novel, Kazuto helps the kingdom he is aligned with unite China. In the original VisualNovel, this was the Kingdom of Shu but subsequent installments in the franchise opened up other playable factions. [[spoiler: Kazuto is a victim of CipherScything in the animated adaptations.]]

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* ''KoihimeMusou'': ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'': Kazuto, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, is transported to a version of Ancient China where most of the characters from the novel have been [[GenderFlip genderflipped]] into cute girls. With his ChickMagnet powers and his foreknowledge of the original novel, Kazuto helps the kingdom he is aligned with unite China. In the original VisualNovel, this was the Kingdom of Shu but subsequent installments in the franchise opened up other playable factions. [[spoiler: Kazuto is a victim of CipherScything in the animated adaptations.]]
4th May '16 7:13:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AnAesop: The first part of ''Romance'' that any Chinese-language elementary student will learn in school is the "Seven Steps Poem", a story about Cao Cao's successor Cao Pi and his more popular son Cao Zhi. It's often presented as an {{anvilicious}} fable about sibling rivalry.

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* AnAesop: The first part of ''Romance'' that any Chinese-language elementary student will learn in school is the "Seven Steps Poem", a story about Cao Cao's successor Cao Pi and his more popular son Cao Zhi. It's often presented as an {{anvilicious}} a fable about sibling rivalry.



* MacGuffin: The Imperial Seal is supposed to signify the Mandate of Heaven and the right to rule the land. People fights for it, [[spoiler: Sun Jian dies on account of it]], and then its use is {{subverted}} when Sun Ce trades it off for an army which he uses to found the kingdom of Wu, although Yuan Shu (who had made that trade with Sun Ce) ended up using it as the basis for founding his stillborn dynasty. The seal eventually passes to the kingdom of Wei, and while it's still used to claim the right to rule, nobody really cares at that point.

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* MacGuffin: The Imperial Seal is supposed to signify the Mandate of Heaven and the right to rule the land. People fights for it, [[spoiler: Sun Jian dies on account of it]], and then its use is {{subverted}} when it]]. Sun Ce trades it off for an army which he uses to found the kingdom of Wu, although Yuan Shu (who had made that trade with Sun Ce) ended up using it as the basis for founding his stillborn dynasty. The seal eventually passes to the kingdom of Wei, and while it's still used to claim the right to rule, nobody really cares at that point.



* MakeMeWannaShout: While Zhang Fei's shout wasn't superpowered, it reputedly killed at least one general at Chang Ban. From ''fright''. Sun Ce managed to pull this off as well.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: While Zhang Fei's shout wasn't superpowered, it reputedly killed at least one general at Chang Ban. From Ban, from ''fright''. Sun Ce managed to pull this off as well.
2nd Mar '16 12:16:08 AM Wuz
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The ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' (''Sānguó Yǎnyì'', 三國演義) is a 14th-century Chinese epic novel about the century of war, turmoil, and bloodshed known as the Three Kingdoms Period (188-280 AD). It is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the "Four Great Classical Novels" of Chinese literature]] -- for good reason. This epic is renowned for its beautiful style, complex and heroic characters, and enduring motifs and themes that remain relevant even in modern society. It not only left its influence throughout the Chinese culture, language, and literature, but also spawned many, many derivative works in various media (some more derivative than others) throughout the world.

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The ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' (''Sānguó Yǎnyì'', 三國演義) is a 14th-century Chinese epic novel about the century of war, turmoil, and bloodshed known as the Three Kingdoms Period (188-280 AD).AD), written by Luo Guanzhong. It is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the "Four Great Classical Novels" of Chinese literature]] -- for good reason. This epic is renowned for its beautiful style, complex and heroic characters, and enduring motifs and themes that remain relevant even in modern society. It not only left its influence throughout the Chinese culture, language, and literature, but also spawned many, many derivative works in various media (some more derivative than others) throughout the world.
1st Jan '16 6:10:32 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheLostBladesman'' is Guan Yu-centric, with the titular character played by DonnieYen of ''IpMan'' fame, the plot an ''extremely'' different recounting of the end of his tenure with Cao Cao.

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* ''Film/TheLostBladesman'' is Guan Yu-centric, with the titular character played by DonnieYen of ''IpMan'' ''Film/IpMan'' fame, the plot an ''extremely'' different recounting of the end of his tenure with Cao Cao.
21st Dec '15 11:31:18 AM h27kim
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** In the official Chinese histories, Cao Cao and his successors are generally considered the bearers of dynastic legitimacy. In the novel, they are portrayed as the main villains even if a MagnificentBastard family.
21st Dec '15 11:27:35 AM h27kim
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** On another occasion, an example of PleaseShootTheMessenger ensues. Mi Heng is an InsufferableGenius who insults everyone he meets. However, since Cao Cao does not wish to kill him himself, he sends him as a messenger to Liu Biao, who, in turn, sends him to short-tempered Huang Zu, who finally has him executed.

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** On another occasion, an example of PleaseShootTheMessenger ensues. Mi Heng is an InsufferableGenius who insults everyone he meets. However, since Cao Cao does not wish to kill him a famous man of letters himself, he sends him as a messenger to Liu Biao, who, in turn, sends him to short-tempered Huang Zu, who finally has him executed.executed after being publicly insulted.
21st Dec '15 11:23:09 AM h27kim
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** When Cao Cao demands that Wu kingdom surrender, the following exchange ensues:
--> "When two countries are at war, their emissaries are not slain," said Lu Su. "Messengers are slain to show one's dignity and independence," replied Zhou Yu. The unhappy bearer of the letter was decapitated, and his head sent back to Cao Cao by the hands of his escort.
** On another occasion, an example of PleaseShootTheMessenger ensues. Mi Heng is an InsufferableGenius who insults everyone he meets. However, since Cao Cao does not wish to kill him himself, he sends him as a messenger to Liu Biao, who, in turn, sends him to short-tempered Huang Zu, who finally has him executed.
21st Dec '15 11:16:03 AM h27kim
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** A variant in case of Xu Shu. One of Cao Cao's advisors was a childhood friend of Xu and, knowing him to be devoted to his mother, fakes a letter from his mother asking him to come to the capital, where Cao Cao rules behind the emperor. Xu's mother is ashamed and kills herself. Xu considers Cao to be the murderer of his mother and never performs useful service for him (see above under Treacherous Advisor.)
5th Dec '15 6:58:06 AM morenohijazo
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* WeatherSavesTheDay: The deciding battle between Sun Chuan and Cao Cao's forces is decided by the weather at the Battle of Red Cliffs. [[spoiler: Cao Cao's navy attacks Sun Chuan's in a line formation with the wind in his sails. This is so that if Cao Cao's flagship catches on fire, the wind will blow the fire away from his other ships (also, Sun Chuan's navy is downwind). Liu Bei, however, has a friend who can change the weather, and his choice whether to intervene between the two warlords now or to wait means everything.]]
4th Dec '15 6:39:54 PM nombretomado
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* In an inversion of SturgeonsLaw, ''Just Another Pandora's Box'', from the director of Creator/StephenChow's ''Chinese Odyssey'' movies, takes a SeltzerAndFriedberg approach.

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* In an inversion of SturgeonsLaw, ''Just Another Pandora's Box'', from the director of Creator/StephenChow's ''Chinese Odyssey'' movies, takes a SeltzerAndFriedberg Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg approach.
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