History Literature / RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms

28th Aug '17 3:08:07 AM Dash_Harber
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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Imperial Seal comes off like that. Before the novel it was thrown into a lake as a sacrifice to stop a storm and held by at least two emperors who were rebelled against. During the novel, it's held by a woman who escapes the burning capital by jumping into a well. Then it is retrieved by Sun Jian, who died shortly after. It was then inherited by Sun Ce, who traded it to Yuan Shu for troops, dying young awhile later. Then Yuan Shu used it to establish himself as emperor, causing many of his supporters to turn on him. Despite it's purported divine providence, the artifact seems to be bad luck for anyone who holds on to it for too long.


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* VillainHasAPoint: Despite the fact that he is a murderous tyrant, Dong Zhuo has a point about deposing Emperor Shao in favor of the Prince of Chenliu. During their flight from the capital, Shao was almost entirely incapable, where as the Prince was strong willed, charismatic, and kept them both safe. Chenliu definitely demonstrated more leadership skill than the young emperor.
24th Aug '17 7:55:22 AM YZQ
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* AutomaticCrossbows: Zhuge Liang is credited in-novel with inventing these.

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* AutomaticCrossbows: Zhuge Liang is credited in-novel with inventing these. Historically, the Zhuge crossbow was useful only if the projectile is covered with poison or when used for close range combat, as it did not have much penetrative power on its own.
24th Aug '17 7:50:43 AM YZQ
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** Lady Wang, Zhao Ang's wife, was the only woman to actually be historically recorded as fighting in that period, when she took up arms and attempted to murder Ma Chao after he slaughtered her husband.

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** Lady Wang, Wang (Yi) [[note]]The novel left out her name, but it was recorded down in history.[[/note]], Zhao Ang's wife, was the only woman to actually be historically recorded as actually fighting in that period, when she took up arms and attempted to murder Ma Chao after he slaughtered her husband.
20th Aug '17 7:17:08 PM Winter
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** ''VideoGame/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (11 in this series of strategy games and counting since 1985.)

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** ''VideoGame/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (11 (13 in this series of strategy games and counting since 1985.)
20th Aug '17 5:47:50 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo KO 3anguo]]'', a Taiwanese HighSchoolAU take on the story. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFL7QxCFPI Title sequence here.]]

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo KO 3anguo]]'', 3anguo,]]'' a Taiwanese HighSchoolAU take on the story. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFL7QxCFPI Title sequence here.]]



** ''VideoGame/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (11 in this series of strategy games and counting since 1985)

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** ''VideoGame/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (11 in this series of strategy games and counting since 1985)1985.)
20th Aug '17 5:46:13 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo KO 3anguo]]'', a Taiwanese HighSchoolAU take on the story.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFL7QxCFPI Title sequence here]].

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo KO 3anguo]]'', a Taiwanese HighSchoolAU take on the story. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFL7QxCFPI Title sequence here]].here.]]



* ''Webcomic/TalesFromTheMiddleKingdom'': A webcomic based on the novel. Find it [[http://middlekingdomtales.com/ here]].

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* ''Webcomic/TalesFromTheMiddleKingdom'': A webcomic based on the novel. Find it [[http://middlekingdomtales.com/ here]].Find it here.]]



* You know what, there's a large list over at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_media_adaptations_of_Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms The Other Wiki]].

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* You know what, there's a large list over at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_media_adaptations_of_Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms The Other Wiki]].Wiki.]]
20th Aug '17 5:45:05 PM WillKeaton
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: One early editor referred to it as 70% fact and 30% fiction, which is a generous estimation: Luo Guanzhong's sources included not only historical records, but period Chinese operas, poetry and folktales as well. Some of the most memorable scenes in the book never really happened, or (at best) could not have happened as described; Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictitious_stories_in_Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms a list]].

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: One early editor referred to it as 70% fact and 30% fiction, which is a generous estimation: Luo Guanzhong's sources included not only historical records, but period Chinese operas, poetry and folktales as well. Some of the most memorable scenes in the book never really happened, or (at best) could not have happened as described; Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictitious_stories_in_Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms a list]].
list.]]
20th Aug '17 5:42:48 PM WillKeaton
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And, as you'd expect from a pivotal work like this, it's managed to gather quite a collection of tropes. Interested tropers can find the full text of an older English translation, now in the public domain, [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ here]]; the site has added [[TheAnnotatedEdition some annotations]] to help readers keep track of events and characters.

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And, as you'd expect from a pivotal work like this, it's managed to gather quite a collection of tropes. Interested tropers can find the full text of an older English translation, now in the public domain, [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ here]]; now in the public domain, here.]] The site has added [[TheAnnotatedEdition some annotations]] to help readers keep track of events and characters.
29th Jul '17 1:40:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Destiny of an Emperor,'' an RPG for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem by Creator/{{Capcom}}, as well as a Japan-only sequel. These were actually based on the manga ''Tenchi wo Kurau'', which Capcom also adapted into the arcade action games ''Dynasty Wars'' and ''Warriors of Fate''.

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* ''Destiny of an Emperor,'' an RPG for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem by Creator/{{Capcom}}, as well as a Japan-only sequel. These were actually based on the manga ''Tenchi wo Kurau'', which Capcom also adapted into the arcade action games ''Dynasty Wars'' and ''Warriors of Fate''.
18th Jun '17 5:40:01 PM Wuz
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[[caption-width-right:300:A Ming dynasty illustration of the Oath of the Peach Garden, one of the many fictional events described in the book.]]



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[[caption-width-right:300:A Ming dynasty illustration of the Oath of the Peach Garden, one of the many fictional events described in the book.]]
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