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17th Apr '16 9:05:52 AM totoofze47
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* The ruler of Syldavia in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' story ''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was King Muskar XII.


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* The ruler of Syldavia in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' story ''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was King Muskar XII.
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17th Apr '16 9:05:15 AM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a few rulers like that, like Riku Dold III, Elizabello II, or Outlook III (Sabo's father). On the non-ruler side of things, we also have Vander Decken IX.
12th Apr '16 12:57:46 PM Eievie
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Often, if a work wants to portray a decaying or at least very old kingdom with entrenched rulers, they will have a leader who has a number[[note]]called an ordinal[[/note]], after their name (Eg. King Bob IX). These are always written in Roman numerals and the large ones can actually be TruthInTelevision: France, for example, had 18 Kings Louis[[note]]technically they only had 17; Louis XVII never actually ruled but royalists proclaimed him the 'rightful king' from 1793-95 and when his uncle reclaimed the throne in 1814 he took the name Louis XVIII in deference to this[[/note]].

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Often, if a work wants to portray a decaying or at least very old kingdom with entrenched rulers, they will have a leader who has a number[[note]]called an ordinal[[/note]], after their name (Eg. King Bob IX). These are always written in Roman numerals and the large ones can actually be TruthInTelevision: France, for example, had 18 Kings Louis[[note]]technically Louises[[note]]technically they only had 17; Louis XVII never actually ruled but royalists proclaimed him the 'rightful king' from 1793-95 and when his uncle reclaimed the throne in 1814 he took the name Louis XVIII in deference to this[[/note]].
6th Apr '16 8:15:25 PM Teakay
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** Averted with, among others, King Stephen, King John and Queen Anne. No numbers since they're the only monarchs to bear that name on the English/British throne. Anne doesn't stand out since there haven't been that many reigning queens but Stephen hasn't been recycled since 1154. (Not all that surprising, since King Stephen reigned during a disastrous civil war and also was the first and only member of the House of Blois to sit on the English throne, without becoming part of the ancestry of his successors. Queen Anne, on the other hand, was quite a successful monarch, so the current queen had no problem using that name for her daughter.) Contrary to a popular misconception, the name John has been reused in the English and British royal family -- for instance the current royals are all descended from John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, and the youngest son of George V was Prince John (190519).

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** Averted with, among others, King Stephen, King John and Queen Anne. No numbers since they're the only monarchs to bear that name on the English/British throne. Anne doesn't stand out since there haven't been that many reigning queens but Stephen hasn't been recycled since 1154. (Not all that surprising, since King Stephen reigned during a disastrous civil war and also was the first and only member of the House of Blois to sit on the English throne, without becoming part of the ancestry of his successors. Queen Anne, on the other hand, was quite a successful monarch, so the current queen had no problem using that name for her daughter.) Contrary to a popular misconception, the name John has been reused in the English and British royal family -- for instance instance, his grandson Edward I's prematurely-deceased eldest son was named John, the current royals are all descended from John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, and the youngest son of George V was Prince John (190519).
4th Feb '16 9:40:42 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The main conflict of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' started when King Allant XII woke up the Old One, which proceeded to unleash the Colorless Fog over the Northern Kingdom of Boletaria, summoning powerful demons in the process.

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* The main conflict of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' started when King Allant XII woke up the Old One, which proceeded to unleash the Colorless Deep Fog over the Northern Kingdom of Boletaria, summoning powerful demons in the process.
27th Jan '16 4:33:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Kings of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' do this, sometimes more formally as "the Nth of his name." Since the books are set at the beginning of a new dynasty that comes from a different naming culture than the founding dynasty (Robert Baratheon was the first king of the Seven Kingdoms to be actually named Bob, not [[FaentastycLaenguage Jaerhaehaerysgargon]]), most of the kings we actually see are only the first of their name, but the previous Targaryen dynasty had racked up five Aegons, two Viseryses, two Jaeheryses, and two Aeryses.
** Balon Greyjoy is apparently the ninth of his name.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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The Kings of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' do this, sometimes more formally as "the Nth of his name." Since the books are set at the beginning of a new dynasty that comes from a different naming culture than the founding dynasty (Robert Baratheon was the first king of the Seven Kingdoms to be actually named Bob, not [[FaentastycLaenguage Jaerhaehaerysgargon]]), most of the kings we actually see are only the first of their name, but the previous Targaryen dynasty had racked up five Aegons, two Viseryses, two Jaeheryses, and two Aeryses.
** Balon Greyjoy Greyjoy, whose dynasty dates back to the Targaryen conquest of the Ironborn (though they claim descent to ancient times), is apparently the ninth of his name.
2nd Jan '16 4:06:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Elves, in contrast, never reused names; there are several likely reasons for this. Yet seven of the Ruling Stewards of Gondor were named for Elves of the First Age (Denethor twice, Orodreth, Ecthelion twice, Egalmoth, Turgon); one may wonder what the Elves thought of that.

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** The Elves, in contrast, never reused names; there are several likely reasons for this.this, the most obvious being that they're immortal so it would be akward. Yet seven of the Ruling Stewards of Gondor were named for Elves of the First Age (Denethor twice, Orodreth, Ecthelion twice, Egalmoth, Turgon); one may wonder what the Elves thought of that.
18th Nov '15 10:06:09 AM Snicka
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* King Julien XIII, self-proclaimed ruler of the lemurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' introduces his EvilUncle, King Julien XII.
1st Nov '15 10:38:30 AM nombretomado
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** [[QueenVicky Victoria]] has also not been recycled, but considering that she was relatively recent and that there has only been one queen regnant since her, this may not mean anything. It may be permanently unused to preserve the uniqueness, but then people thought the same thing about Elizabeth until 1952 (when [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen the present monarch]] first learned of her accession, her personal secretary asked her, "By what name shall you be known?" expecting her to pick a different regnal name[[note]]Most likely her second middle name Mary, becoming Mary III[[/note]]; the ever-practical Queen surprised him and said, "My own, of course.")

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** [[QueenVicky Victoria]] UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria has also not been recycled, but considering that she was relatively recent and that there has only been one queen regnant since her, this may not mean anything. It may be permanently unused to preserve the uniqueness, but then people thought the same thing about Elizabeth until 1952 (when [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen the present monarch]] first learned of her accession, her personal secretary asked her, "By what name shall you be known?" expecting her to pick a different regnal name[[note]]Most likely her second middle name Mary, becoming Mary III[[/note]]; the ever-practical Queen surprised him and said, "My own, of course.")
2nd Oct '15 9:27:12 AM VenomLancerHae
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** It is worth noting, however, that Margrethe wasn't the heir to the throne when she was born[[note]] That honour went to her uncle[[/note]], as the line of succesion at the time was still very much an HeirClubForMen. And Margrethe naming her son Frederik also solved a long-running issue of the Christians and Frederiks being out of sync [[note]]Before her, the line went Christian IX, Frederik VIII, Christian X, Frederik IX[[/note]]. Curiously, the one time a King tried to break the synchronized line [[note]]Christian IV who named his heir Christian [[/note]], the heir died before him, and the second in line became king as Frederik III.

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** It is worth noting, however, that Margrethe wasn't the heir to the throne when she was born[[note]] That honour went to her uncle[[/note]], as the line of succesion at the time was still very much an HeirClubForMen. And Margrethe naming her son Frederik also solved a long-running issue of the Christians and Frederiks being out of sync [[note]]Before her, the line went Christian IX, Frederik VIII, Christian X, Frederik IX[[/note]]. Curiously, the one time a King tried to break the synchronized line [[note]]Christian line[[note]]Christian IV who named his heir Christian [[/note]], Christian[[/note]], the heir died before him, and the second in line became king as Frederik III.
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