History Literature / TheHeroicLegendOfArslan

19th Jul '17 4:56:53 PM MsZephy7
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Arslan is cornered by [[spoiler: Hilmes]] while walking alone on top of the Peshawar's walls. It's made clear that [[spoiler: Hilmes]] was toying with Arslan when the former could have easily killed him.
18th Jul '17 8:07:10 PM MsZephy7
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* MookHorrorShow: This occurs whenever Daryun enters in battle where he easily kills anyone in his way, most notably to the invading Lusitanians and Shindrians.
18th Jul '17 7:56:49 PM MsZephy7
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* PleaseWakeUp: A variation with Kishward's young son whose grandfather was one of the Marzban travelling with the king. Despite Gieve reporting to the boy and his mother that [[OffWithHisHead his head]] was on display during the Ecbatana siege, the boy kept asking where his grandfather was and that he wouldn't lose in a fight.
18th Jul '17 12:15:35 PM MsZephy7
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* {{Foil}}:
** Arslan and [[spoiler: Hilmes]]. Both are royalty and are seeking to reclaim their throne but where Arslan genuinely cares for all civilians and even those from other countries, [[spoiler: Hilmes]] would fight and sacrifice anyone who went against his ideals. Narsus points out the difference between Arslan and [[spoiler: Hilmes]] to the latter in their encounter. [[spoiler: Hilmes]] quickly ordered Narsus to serve him when Arslan asked Narsus to help him as a favor.
** Arslan and Gadhevi. Highlighted especially in chapter 47 where it is seen how they treat their subordinates. While Arslan kindly offered warm food and wine to the soldiers, Gadhevi harshly ordered his soldiers to feed drugs to their elephants to provoke them into a frenzy for the upcoming battle, even killing one when they protested.


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* LickedByTheDog: Or in this case, by a hawk. One indication to Arslan that Jaswant is not as bad as he appears to be is that Asrael liked him, having offered Jaswant food twice.
12th Jul '17 11:40:29 PM sayaleviathan
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: In the novel series, several characters die much later in the story after Arslan's coronation, including: Narsus, Arfrid, and Etoile.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: In the novel series, several characters die much later in the story after Arslan's coronation, including: Narsus, Arfrid, and Etoile.]]
25th Jun '17 1:40:52 AM OrangenChan
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** Even Guiscard expresses disdain for Bodin's fanaticism, while Innocentis -- as barely evil as he is -- is visibly distressed when Bodin burns a bunch of Parsian texts.



* AFatherToHisMen: A budding one despite his youth, but Arslan cares deeply for his friends and the men who fight for him. This drives him to work hard to become a leader worthy of their respect.
* FieryRedhead: Arfrid

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* AFatherToHisMen: AFatherToHisMen:
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A budding one despite his youth, but Arslan cares deeply for his friends and the men who fight for him. This drives him to work hard to become a leader worthy of their respect.
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** Surprisingly, Rajendra shows some signs of this. He's shown to care about his troops and blames himself when they're led into defeat, and wants to earn glory for them as well as himself.
* FieryRedhead: ArfridAlfarid



** TheSmartGuy: the role is divided between Narsus, TheStrategist and Gieve the WanderingMinstrel. After Gieve is PutOnABus, Kishward, being the most senior commander next to Daryun and Narsus, takes his place.
** TheBigGuy: early in the story it's Daryun, due to him being the tallest and strongest. Near the end of the battle of Saint Emmanuel, Kubard joins the team and takes up this role.

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** TheSmartGuy: the The role is divided between Narsus, TheStrategist TheStrategist, and Gieve Gieve, the WanderingMinstrel. After Gieve is PutOnABus, Kishward, being the most senior commander next to Daryun and Narsus, takes his place.
** TheBigGuy: early Early in the story it's Daryun, due to him being the tallest and strongest. Near the end of the battle of Saint Emmanuel, Kubard joins the team and takes up this role.



** TagalongKid: Elam and Arfrid. The latter is a more straight example as she actually decides to tag along, but she goes back and forth between this trope and TheChick.

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** TagalongKid: Elam and Arfrid.Alfarid. The latter is a more straight example as she actually decides to tag along, but she goes back and forth between this trope and TheChick.



*** [[spoiler: Jaswant,]] who joins our heroes shortly after [[spoiler: helping them foil Rajendra's schemes of betrayal.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Jaswant,]] Jaswant]], who joins our heroes shortly after [[spoiler: helping them foil Rajendra's schemes of betrayal.]]



* FrameUp: The second season sees Guiscard trying to remove his brother King Innocentius VII from the picture (having been nothing but a hindrance so far)--first by imprisoning him, then trying to assassinate him. He manipulates events in order to frame both Etoile and the Maryami princess Irina for the assassination (which failed anyway)--[[GoneHorriblyWrong leading to]] [[EnemyCivilWar Hirmes breaking ranks with Guiscard and Etoile choosing to appeal to Arslan]] to dislodge Guiscard and Lusitania once and for all.

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* FrameUp: The second season sees Guiscard trying to remove his brother King Innocentius VII from the picture (having been nothing but a hindrance so far)--first by imprisoning him, then trying to assassinate him. He manipulates events in order to frame both Etoile and the Maryami princess Irina for the assassination (which failed anyway)--[[GoneHorriblyWrong leading to]] [[EnemyCivilWar Hirmes Hilmes breaking ranks with Guiscard and Etoile choosing to appeal to Arslan]] to dislodge Guiscard and Lusitania once and for all.



* TheFundamentalist: Jon Bodan, High Priest of Lusitania.

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* TheFundamentalist: Jon Bodan, Bodin, High Priest of Lusitania.
18th May '17 7:24:15 PM gadeel
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* FoeTossingCharge: The inevitable result of Daryun fighting, unless Silver Mask or Zandeh gets in his way, then the fight will be a tad more even.
26th Mar '17 1:45:23 PM fruitstripegum
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Kharlan.


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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Kharlan.
20th Mar '17 2:54:47 PM JuanDMarco
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The story of all incarnations is ''very loosely'' based on the Persian epic ''Amir Arsalan''. It takes place in a fantasy setting reminiscent of ancient Middle East and feature the warring states of Pars and Lusitania (Pars is roughly the same as Persia/modern Iran). The king of Pars--Andragoras--demotes one of his most loyal generals--Darun--on the word of a man who proves to be a traitor. During a battle between the Lusitanians and Parsians the Lusitanians achieve victory and Darun escapes with the crown prince of Pars--Arslan. The story details the ventures of Darun and Arslan as they attempt to reclaim Pars and gain revenge against the Lusitanians while facing innumerable obstacles between them and their goals.

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The story of all incarnations is ''very loosely'' based on the Persian epic ''Amir Arsalan''. It takes place in a fantasy setting reminiscent of ancient Middle East and feature the warring states of Pars and Lusitania (Pars is roughly the same as Persia/modern Iran). The king of Pars--Andragoras--demotes one of his most loyal generals--Darun--on generals--Daryun--on the word of a man who proves to be a traitor. During a battle between the Lusitanians and Parsians the Lusitanians achieve victory and Darun Daryun escapes with the crown prince of Pars--Arslan. The story details the ventures of Darun Daryun and Arslan as they attempt to reclaim Pars and gain revenge against the Lusitanians while facing innumerable obstacles between them and their goals.



** TheLancer: Darun

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** TheLancer: DarunDaryun



** TheBigGuy: early in the story it's Darun, due to him being the tallest and strongest. Near the end of the battle of Saint Emmanuel, Kubard joins the team and takes up this role.

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** TheBigGuy: early in the story it's Darun, Daryun, due to him being the tallest and strongest. Near the end of the battle of Saint Emmanuel, Kubard joins the team and takes up this role.



* HitchhikerHeroes: Arslan and his supporters who wander around Pars looking for supporters and allies. It starts out with only Darun, then gains Narsus (and Elam), Farangis and Gieve who make up the core of Arslan's growing group of allies. Originally none of them were very enthusiastic about it and supported Arslan only because they opposed the Lusitanian invasion, but eventually Arslan's personality won them over.
** At first Darun was only following his uncle Vahriz's orders, Narsus joined because he found Arslan interesting, Farangis because she hated Lustianian religious fanaticism and Gieve because Farangis joined, and because he hated oppression of all kind.

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* HitchhikerHeroes: Arslan and his supporters who wander around Pars looking for supporters and allies. It starts out with only Darun, Daryun, then gains Narsus (and Elam), Farangis and Gieve who make up the core of Arslan's growing group of allies. Originally none of them were very enthusiastic about it and supported Arslan only because they opposed the Lusitanian invasion, but eventually Arslan's personality won them over.
** At first Darun Daryun was only following his uncle Vahriz's orders, Narsus joined because he found Arslan interesting, Farangis because she hated Lustianian religious fanaticism and Gieve because Farangis joined, and because he hated oppression of all kind.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: And ''how''. To start with, originally the names of characters and places either came from Persian legends (Arslan, Farangis, Giv, etc.) or are native to various languages like Farsi, Hindi, Urdu (Daryun, Elam, Etwar, etc. Many places mentioned in the story, such as Ecbatana or Atropatene, actually exist or existed in real life). The person who translated the anime to English treated the names as if they were random fantasy names, hence Arislan, Pharangese, Daryoon, Gieve and so on. The most jarring decision was turning Etwar/Ester into Etoile/Estelle, despite the very obvious ancient Middle-Eastern type setting. And ''then'' for the last two episodes of the OVA ExecutiveMeddling happened on the Japanese side, and the spelling and pronunciation of the names were changed for all major characters, turning Arislan, Daryoon, Narsus, Pharangese, and Gieve into Arslan, Darun, Narcasse, Farangis, and Guibu.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: And ''how''. To start with, originally the names of characters and places either came from Persian legends (Arslan, Farangis, Giv, etc.) or are native to various languages like Farsi, Hindi, Urdu (Daryun, Elam, Etwar, etc. Many places mentioned in the story, such as Ecbatana or Atropatene, actually exist or existed in real life). The person who translated the anime to English treated the names as if they were random fantasy names, hence Arislan, Pharangese, Daryoon, Gieve and so on. The most jarring decision was turning Etwar/Ester into Etoile/Estelle, despite the very obvious ancient Middle-Eastern type setting. And ''then'' for the last two episodes of the OVA ExecutiveMeddling happened on the Japanese side, and the spelling and pronunciation of the names were changed for all major characters, turning Arislan, Daryoon, Narsus, Pharangese, and Gieve into Arslan, Darun, Daryun, Narcasse, Farangis, and Guibu.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Darun

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: DarunDaryun



* VitriolicBestBuds: Darun and Narsus, especially when it comes to Narsus's artwork.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Darun Daryun and Narsus, especially when it comes to Narsus's artwork.



** Subverted in that it's the ''villains'' who tend to do this. Hirmes when he reveals himself to [[spoiler:Andragoras]], while Zande, Kahran's son does the whole MyNameIsInigoMontoya YouKilledMyFather PrepareToDie routine with Darun. Arfrid, however, also has a moment of this with Hirmes after the latter kills her father.

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** Subverted in that it's the ''villains'' who tend to do this. Hirmes when he reveals himself to [[spoiler:Andragoras]], while Zande, Kahran's son does the whole MyNameIsInigoMontoya YouKilledMyFather PrepareToDie routine with Darun.Daryun. Arfrid, however, also has a moment of this with Hirmes after the latter kills her father.
30th Dec '16 10:26:09 AM Thespian101
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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: Etoile/Ester]], sometimes Arfrid.

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* ActionGirl: Farangis, [[spoiler: Etoile/Ester]], sometimes Arfrid.
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