History Literature / SinbadTheSailor

4th Jun '16 9:39:51 AM spydre
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* {{Expy}}: The giant is a fairly obvious one to Polyphemus the Cyclops in {{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey|Odyssey]]''

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* {{Expy}}: The giant is a fairly obvious one to Polyphemus the Cyclops in {{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey|Odyssey]]'' ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]''
4th Jun '16 9:39:20 AM spydre
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* {{Expy}}: The giant is a fairly obvious one to Polyphemus the Cyclops in {{Homer}}'s ''{{Odyssey}}''

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* {{Expy}}: The giant is a fairly obvious one to Polyphemus the Cyclops in {{Homer}}'s ''{{Odyssey}}'' ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey|Odyssey]]''
4th Jun '16 9:36:13 AM spydre
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* {{Expy}}: The giant is a fairly obvious one to Polyphemus the Cyclops in {{Homer}}'s ''{{Odyssey}}''
6th May '16 4:24:35 PM firejewel
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* ''VideoGame/{{Magi}}'' features Sinbad as the ruler of the prosperous island nation of Sindria, as well as an adventurer famous for completing seven deadly trials.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Magi}}'' ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' features Sinbad as the ruler of the prosperous island nation of Sindria, as well as an adventurer famous for completing seven deadly trials.
22nd Apr '16 9:28:00 AM Spindriver
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* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with him the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or [[EverybodysDeadDave begin that way]]. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''

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* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews shipmates tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with involve him becoming the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or [[EverybodysDeadDave begin that way]]. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got gets rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''



* NonActionGuy: Despite the habit of portaying him as a [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling hero]] in modern times (just look at the page image), like a lot of 1001 Nights heroes Sindbad was more of an explorer and businessman than a fighter and primarily [[GuileHero used his cunning]] to find was to ''avoid'' conflict. When he ''was'' forced to fight it was always as a last resort, he wasn't particularly good at it, he rarely did so in a very action packed or heroic way -- typically, [[GoodIsNotNice he would spring upon his enemies when they were vulnerable and beat them down before they could react.]]

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* NonActionGuy: Despite the modern habit of portaying portraying him as a [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling hero]] in modern times (just look at the page image), like a lot of 1001 1,001 Nights heroes Sindbad was is more of an explorer and businessman than a fighter and primarily [[GuileHero used uses his cunning]] to find was ways to ''avoid'' conflict. When he ''was'' ''is'' forced to fight it was always fight, it's as a last resort, he wasn't isn't particularly good at it, and he rarely did does so in a very action packed or heroic way -- typically, [[GoodIsNotNice he would spring springs upon his enemies when they were are vulnerable and beat beats them down before they could can react.]]



* LotusEaterMachine: Well, plain old "Lotuses" anyway. The cannibals make their other captives docile with an herb to fatten them up.

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* LotusEaterMachine: Well, plain old "Lotuses" anyway. The cannibals make their other captives docile with an herb to fatten them up.



* MadeASlave: The Old Man clings to Sinbad's back and can't be shaken off; he rides him around.

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* MadeASlave: The Old Man clings to Sinbad's back and back, can't be shaken off; he off, and rides him around.



* EverybodysDeadDave: This time around, after a shipwreck, many of Sinbad's companions die around him, of starvation and exposure, leaving him waiting for death. Apparently, he has a great constitution.

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* EverybodysDeadDave: This time around, after a shipwreck, many of Sinbad's companions die around him, of starvation and exposure, leaving him waiting for death. Apparently, he has a great ''great'' constitution.
22nd Apr '16 9:21:37 AM Spindriver
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* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with him the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or [[EverybodysDeadDave ''begin'' that way]]. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''

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* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with him the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or [[EverybodysDeadDave ''begin'' begin that way]]. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''
22nd Apr '16 9:20:08 AM Spindriver
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Not to be confused with {{Popeye}} The Sailor, though they did "costar" together in ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsSindbadTheSailor''.

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Not to be confused with {{Popeye}} The Sailor, though they did "costar" together in ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsSindbadTheSailor''.''WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsSindbadTheSailor'', sort of.



* DisproportionateReward: Perhaps filtered by ValuesDissonance, but the rich kings and caliphs in Sinbad's tale do seem to enjoy lavishing him with presents and riches just for being an interesting guy. They may be flaunting their wealth to a foreigner there, of course.
* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with him the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or ''begin'' that way. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''

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* DisproportionateReward: Perhaps filtered by ValuesDissonance, but the rich kings and caliphs other rulers in Sinbad's tale do seem to enjoy lavishing him with presents and riches just for being an interesting guy. They may be flaunting their wealth to a foreigner there, of course.
* DoomMagnet: Sindbad is unlucky, very unlucky. However, his crews tend to be a lot unluckier -- at least Sindbad always survives. Most of the stories end with him the sole survivor of some terrible cataclysm, or [[EverybodysDeadDave ''begin'' that way.way]]. Then it gets worse. ''Then'' he got rich(er). Then he goes out on more adventures and ''does it again!''



* NonActionGuy: Despite the habit of portaying him as a [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling hero]] in modern times (just look at the page image), like a lot of 1001 Nights heroes Sindbad was more of an explorer and businessman than a fighter and primarily [[GuileHero used his cunning]] to find was to ''avoid'' conflict. When he ''was'' forced to fight it was always as a last resort, he wasn't particularly good at it, he rarely did so in a very action packed or heroic way - typically, [[GoodIsNotNice he would spring upon his enemies when they were vulnerable and beat them down before they could react.]]
* MrViceGuy: Sinbad is a lot like Scrooge [=McDuck=], ambitious ([[AmbitionIsEvil but not evil]], ValuesDissonance not withstanding) and out to make a buck. In fact, by the end he's one of the richest men in Baghdad.

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* NonActionGuy: Despite the habit of portaying him as a [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling hero]] in modern times (just look at the page image), like a lot of 1001 Nights heroes Sindbad was more of an explorer and businessman than a fighter and primarily [[GuileHero used his cunning]] to find was to ''avoid'' conflict. When he ''was'' forced to fight it was always as a last resort, he wasn't particularly good at it, he rarely did so in a very action packed or heroic way - -- typically, [[GoodIsNotNice he would spring upon his enemies when they were vulnerable and beat them down before they could react.]]
* MrViceGuy: Sinbad is a lot like Scrooge [=McDuck=], ambitious ([[AmbitionIsEvil but not evil]], ValuesDissonance not withstanding) and out to make a buck. (He does also suffer from a lot of wanderlust.) In fact, by the end he's one of the richest men in Baghdad.



* CapturedByCannibals: Sinbad just keeps walking into this sort of thing, doesn't he?

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* CapturedByCannibals: Sinbad just keeps walking into this sort of thing, doesn't he?he? Though actually, this time round, he's smarter about it than his companions.



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sinbad's homebrew makes the Old Man fall off his back, and then he kills him.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sinbad's homebrew makes the Old Man of the Sea fall off his back, and then he kills him.



* EverybodysDeadDave: This time around, after a shipwreck, many of Sinbad's companions die around him, of starvation and exposure, leaving him waiting for death. Apparently, he has a great constitution.



* ''Series/{{Sinbad}}'': A 2012 British TV series starring newcomer Elliot Knight as Sinbad, [[{{Curse}} cursed]] to never be able to stay on dry land for more than a day after [[AccidentalMurder accidently killing a man in a fight]].

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* ''Series/{{Sinbad}}'': A 2012 British TV series starring newcomer Elliot Knight as Sinbad, [[{{Curse}} cursed]] {{curse}}d to never be able to stay on dry land for more than a day after [[AccidentalMurder accidently accidentally killing a man in a fight]].
11th Apr '16 1:42:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CombatPragmatist: Sinbad's "fighting style" consists mainly of sneak attacking vulnerable enemies.
14th Mar '16 12:06:00 AM Whitewings
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Or at least, that would be the modern interpretation of Sinbad. This middle eastern fable is a collection of stories told in a manner similar to the ''[[Literature/ArabianNights Thousand And One Nights]]''; Sinbad the Porter stops to rest outside the mansion of Sinbad the merchant, and laments that for chance he missed out on the amazing riches of the latter, which he won very easily. However, [[ExactEavesdropping who should hear him]] but [[NamesTheSame Sinbad the Sailor?]] Rather than be angry at his jealousy, he invites the porter to sup with him and regales him for seven consecutive nights with the tales of his fortunes and misfortunes, adventures and perils, giving him a hundred gold coins at the end of each.

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Or at least, that would be the modern interpretation of Sinbad. This middle eastern fable is a collection of stories told in a manner similar to the ''[[Literature/ArabianNights Thousand And One Nights]]''; Sinbad (or Hinbad) the Porter stops to rest outside the mansion of Sinbad the merchant, and laments that for chance he missed out on the amazing riches of the latter, which he won very easily. However, [[ExactEavesdropping who should hear him]] but [[NamesTheSame Sinbad the Sailor?]] Rather than be angry at his jealousy, he invites the porter to sup with him and regales him for seven consecutive nights with the tales of his fortunes and misfortunes, adventures and perils, giving him a hundred gold coins at the end of each.
1st Aug '15 6:22:50 AM Kooshmeister
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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056904/ CaptainSindbad]]'', a 1963 fantasy B-movie.

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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056904/ CaptainSindbad]]'', ''Film/CaptainSindbad'', a 1963 fantasy B-movie.
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