History Literature / Sandokan

19th Sep '17 1:56:07 PM EDP
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Suyodhana is stated to be very short-and when he fought the much larger and incredibly strong Tremal Naik one-on-one he not only gave him such a beating that the next time they meet Tremal Naik sends Sandokan forward, but he did it while ''holding back against an enemy trying to kill him'' (Suyodhana had decided Tremal Naik [[AFateWorseThanDeath did not deserve a quick death]]).
19th Sep '17 1:36:40 PM EDP
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* WorldOfBadass: This is a world where the two guys who used to hunt tigers for a living aren't the most dangerous guys around, what would you expect?

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* WorldOfBadass: This is a world where the two guys who used to hunt tigers for a living aren't the most dangerous guys around, around and the guy most notable for being Marianna's HopelessSuitor is an accomplished Royal Navy officer, what would you expect?
19th Sep '17 1:17:00 PM EDP
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** Kammamuri often remarks he's a Maratha. The Maratha Confederacy was the dominant power in India until the end of the Anglo-Maratha Wars (in which they still gave the East India Company a run for their money before ceding their preminence), and they still were a major force in the Uprising of 1857, with the British openly admitting their most dangerous foe were Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi, and general Tatya Tope, both Maratha and mentioned in ''The Two Tigers'' as the driving force (to the point the war is said to truly end not with the disaster of the fall of Delhi but the death in battle of the Rani of Jhansi).

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** Kammamuri often remarks he's a Maratha. The Maratha Confederacy was the dominant power in India until the end of the Anglo-Maratha Wars (in which they still gave the East India Company a run for their money before ceding their preminence), and they still were a major force in the Uprising of 1857, with the British openly admitting their most dangerous foe were Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi, and general Tatya Tope, both Maratha Maratha, and mentioned in with the ending narration of ''The Two Tigers'' as openly declaring that the driving force (to the point the war is said to truly Uprising fall of Delhi did not end not with the disaster of the fall of Delhi but with the death in battle of the Rani of Jhansi).Jhansi.
19th Sep '17 1:11:13 PM EDP
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* BadassBoast: Sandokan has the habit of boasting he could do something apparently impossible... And then do it. Among these boasts, the most notable are his casual mention he felt capable of killing a tiger (that was when he found that 'present' for Marianna: he told it to lord Guillonk, then his host, who promptly invited him to a tiger hunt), notable because he was still recovering from being shot and nearly drowning, or his boast he alone was more than enough to thwart the pursue from a British ironclad (he crippled it with a single grenade on a paddlewheel, after waiting for dawn to show the enemy crew his wife as added insult), notable not only for the fact that a single man defeated a ''warship'' but because Yanez's reaction (he was quite annoyed at Sandokan for waiting so long, giving the enemy the chance to sink them with a lucky shot) implied it's almost normal occurrence.
*** Kammamuri often remarks he's a Maratha. The Maratha Confederacy was the dominant power in India until the end of the Anglo-Maratha Wars (in which they still gave the East India Company a run for their money before ceding their preminence), and they still were a major force in the Uprising of 1857, with the British openly admitting their most dangerous foe were Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi, and general Tatya Tope, both Maratha.

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* BadassBoast: Sandokan has the habit of boasting he could do something apparently impossible... And then do it. Among these boasts, the most notable are his casual mention he felt capable of killing a tiger (that was when he found that 'present' for Marianna: he told it to lord Guillonk, then his host, who promptly invited him to a tiger hunt), notable because he was still recovering from being shot and nearly drowning, or his boast he alone was more than enough to thwart the pursue from a British ironclad gunship (he crippled it with a single grenade on a paddlewheel, after waiting for dawn to show the enemy crew his wife as added insult), notable not only for the fact that a single man defeated a ''warship'' but because Yanez's reaction (he was quite annoyed at Sandokan for waiting so long, giving the enemy the chance to sink them with a lucky shot) implied it's almost normal occurrence.
*** ** Kammamuri often remarks he's a Maratha. The Maratha Confederacy was the dominant power in India until the end of the Anglo-Maratha Wars (in which they still gave the East India Company a run for their money before ceding their preminence), and they still were a major force in the Uprising of 1857, with the British openly admitting their most dangerous foe were Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi, and general Tatya Tope, both Maratha.Maratha and mentioned in ''The Two Tigers'' as the driving force (to the point the war is said to truly end not with the disaster of the fall of Delhi but the death in battle of the Rani of Jhansi).
8th Sep '17 12:52:07 PM EDP
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* CoolBoat: Many ([[JustifiedTrope after all, the series is mostly set at sea]]), but the ships of the Tigers of Mompracem in general and Sandokan and Yanez' personal ships in the thir, fourth and fifth novel (the ''Marianna'' in "The Pirates of Malaysia" and the two ''Pearl of Labuan'' in "The Two Tigers" and "The King of the Sea") take the cake, being the fusion of the traditional Malesian ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proa proas]]'' (spelled ''praho'' in the series) with European shipbuilding techniques to obtain ships far faster, better armed and tougher than any sailing vessel of similar size.
** The ''King of the Sea'' from the novel of the same name: an ironclad warship originally named ''Nebraska'' and built in Oregon for the Sultan of Shemmeridan, it's literally the mightiest ship of the whole world, with thicker armor, larger main guns (four of them in two turrets) and greater speed than anything anyone else had built to that point. As soon as he learns that the new Sultan of Shemmeridan refused to buy it (and left the builders the money paid in advance), Yanez bought it for twice the requested price-and found out the ship was so invincible he had ''still'' bought it cheap.
26th May '17 2:47:11 PM rafi
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5th Mar '17 12:14:52 PM Cieloazul
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* ''WesternAnimation/SandokanTheTigerOfMalaysia''
5th Nov '16 4:49:34 PM dlchen145
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Sandokan is the [[CharacterTitle eponymous protagonist]] of a series of novels from Italian writer Emilio Salgari. Set in and around the Indian Ocean, the novels [[CaptainObvious tell Sandokan's story]], starting from his pirate career to avenge his father, a Bornean rajah [[YouKilledMyFather killed by a British-sponsored white man]]. Alongside him we find Yanez de Gomera ([[MightyWhitey the only white man of Sandokan's pirate gang and his second in command]]), Tremal Naik (a former [[{{Badass}} professional tiger hunter]] fighting the Thuggee cult), Kammamuri (Tremal Naik's servant), and Sambigliong (the most important of the pirates after Sandokan and Yanez).

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Sandokan is the [[CharacterTitle eponymous protagonist]] of a series of novels from Italian writer Emilio Salgari. Set in and around the Indian Ocean, the novels [[CaptainObvious tell Sandokan's story]], starting from his pirate career to avenge his father, a Bornean rajah [[YouKilledMyFather killed by a British-sponsored white man]]. Alongside him we find Yanez de Gomera ([[MightyWhitey the only white man of Sandokan's pirate gang and his second in command]]), Tremal Naik (a former [[{{Badass}} professional tiger hunter]] hunter fighting the Thuggee cult), Kammamuri (Tremal Naik's servant), and Sambigliong (the most important of the pirates after Sandokan and Yanez).



* {{Badass}}: Many, but Sandokan is the biggest. His idea of a good present for a woman is the skin of a tiger he hunted personally. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGQ0epxHd8I This is how he got the skin]].
** Suyodhana and Tremal Naik come close to Sandokan. Tremal Naik first appeared as making a living from ''hunting tigers with knives and traps'' (Salgari often refers to him as [[TheRedBaron The Hunter of Tigers and Snakes of the Black Jungle]] even after he changed jobs), and Suyodhana bested Tremal Naik in single combat and gave Sandokan a run for his money in a knife fight.
** BadassBoast: Sandokan has the habit of boasting he could do something apparently impossible... And then do it. Among these boasts, the most notable are his casual mention he felt capable of killing a tiger (that was when he found that 'present' for Marianna: he told it to lord Guillonk, then his host, who promptly invited him to a tiger hunt), notable because he was still recovering from being shot and nearly drowning, or his boast he alone was more than enough to thwart the pursue from a British ironclad (he crippled it with a single grenade on a paddlewheel, after waiting for dawn to show the enemy crew his wife as added insult), notable not only for the fact that a single man defeated a ''warship'' but because Yanez's reaction (he was quite annoyed at Sandokan for waiting so long, giving the enemy the chance to sink them with a lucky shot) implied it's almost normal occurrence.

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* {{Badass}}: Many, but Sandokan is the biggest. His idea of a good present for a woman is the skin of a tiger he hunted personally. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGQ0epxHd8I This is how he got the skin]].
** Suyodhana and Tremal Naik come close to Sandokan. Tremal Naik first appeared as making a living from ''hunting tigers with knives and traps'' (Salgari often refers to him as [[TheRedBaron The Hunter of Tigers and Snakes of the Black Jungle]] even after he changed jobs), and Suyodhana bested Tremal Naik in single combat and gave Sandokan a run for his money in a knife fight.
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BadassBoast: Sandokan has the habit of boasting he could do something apparently impossible... And then do it. Among these boasts, the most notable are his casual mention he felt capable of killing a tiger (that was when he found that 'present' for Marianna: he told it to lord Guillonk, then his host, who promptly invited him to a tiger hunt), notable because he was still recovering from being shot and nearly drowning, or his boast he alone was more than enough to thwart the pursue from a British ironclad (he crippled it with a single grenade on a paddlewheel, after waiting for dawn to show the enemy crew his wife as added insult), notable not only for the fact that a single man defeated a ''warship'' but because Yanez's reaction (he was quite annoyed at Sandokan for waiting so long, giving the enemy the chance to sink them with a lucky shot) implied it's almost normal occurrence.



* CombatPragmatist: Sandokan may be a {{Badass}}, but he and his men will bring along overwhelming firepower every time they can. It's not clear who is more pragmatic between Sandokan and Yanez: in ''The King of the Sea'' the latter bought the eponymous ship, an ironclad warship that outgunned anything the Royal Navy had in the Indian Ocean, and managed to equip it with a MadScientist who claimed having invented a RayGun that could blow up the magazines of opposing ships (when tested, his device worked); the former showed up in ''Yanez's Revenge'' with a small army of Dayaks (also known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast head hunters]]) armed with repeating rifles, [[MoreDakka a dozen machine guns]] and [[PlagueMaster a scientist specialized in biological warfare]].

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* CombatPragmatist: Sandokan may be a {{Badass}}, badass, but he and his men will bring along overwhelming firepower every time they can. It's not clear who is more pragmatic between Sandokan and Yanez: in ''The King of the Sea'' the latter bought the eponymous ship, an ironclad warship that outgunned anything the Royal Navy had in the Indian Ocean, and managed to equip it with a MadScientist who claimed having invented a RayGun that could blow up the magazines of opposing ships (when tested, his device worked); the former showed up in ''Yanez's Revenge'' with a small army of Dayaks (also known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast head hunters]]) armed with repeating rifles, [[MoreDakka a dozen machine guns]] and [[PlagueMaster a scientist specialized in biological warfare]].



* GreatWhiteHunter: A few tiger hunts are shown. Sandokan, Tremal Naik and Kammamuri fail to qualify due not being white (even if Tremal Naik [[{{Badass}} used to hunt tigers for a living]]), but we still have lord Guillonk, Yanez (who will ''mock the tiger'' before shooting it if he deems it safe), ''Marianna'', and others.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: A few tiger hunts are shown. Sandokan, Tremal Naik and Kammamuri fail to qualify due not being white (even if Tremal Naik [[{{Badass}} Naik used to hunt tigers for a living]]), living), but we still have lord Guillonk, Yanez (who will ''mock the tiger'' before shooting it if he deems it safe), ''Marianna'', and others.
2nd Jul '16 11:43:37 AM EDP
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* TruthSerums: The "youma drink", also called "the lemonade that loosens the tongue": a drink made of lemon juice, opium and sap from a youma plant (an unspecified member of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansevieria sansevieria]]'' genus), it gets the drinker too high to care he shouldn't answer the questions he's being asked, even insulting the questioner if the revelations are about a plan to harm them. First shows up in ''The Mystery of the Black Jungle'', when Bharata prepares it and Macpherson tricks Tremal Naik in drinking it, with many others (including the Thuggee and James Brooke) knowing how to prepare it.
2nd Jul '16 11:25:21 AM EDP
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** Sandokan too is a fan, and in one occasion brought with himself a few [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns Maxim machine guns]].

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** Sandokan too is a fan, and in one occasion brought with himself a few whenever he can he'll field [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns Maxim machine guns]].guns]].
* MultinationalTeam: The Tigers of Mompracem: the core group is composed by Malays and Dayaks (Sandokan being a Dayak himself), but we also have people from other ethnic groups, the mentioned ones being Chinese, Javanese, Bugis, Indian (including, at one point, a ''Thuggee''), and even white men (besides Yanez, the crew of the ''King of the Sea'' included a group of Americans)
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