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25th Jun '16 5:52:06 AM Phred
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* King Julien XIII, self-proclaimed ruler of the lemurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' introduces his EvilUncle, King Julien XII.

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* King Julien XIII, self-proclaimed ruler of the lemurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' introduces his EvilUncle, King Julien XII. A history book gives a bit of information on Kings Julien I and II, while all other Juliens are mentioned in passing with titles rather than numbers.
9th Jun '16 3:15:27 PM margdean56
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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 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]].

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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.(e.g. King Bob IX). These are always written in Roman numerals and the large ones can actually be TruthInTelevision: France, for example, had 18 Kings 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 Jun '16 11:40:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[{{Foundation}} Empire-Foundation]] novels of Creator/IsaacAsimov have a few examples in the Galactic Empire's 12,000-year history.

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* The [[{{Foundation}} [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Empire-Foundation]] novels of Creator/IsaacAsimov have a few examples in the Galactic Empire's 12,000-year history.
16th May '16 1:52:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Assorted royal characters in the medieval fantasy TalesOfTheBranionRealm. Since the series spans four centuries, certain names get reused; Marsellus I and III are major characters in two different books, and princes named Marsellus feature in two more. Kassandras, Atreuses and Kathrines also appear frequently.

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* Assorted royal characters in the medieval fantasy TalesOfTheBranionRealm.''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm''. Since the series spans four centuries, certain names get reused; Marsellus I and III are major characters in two different books, and princes named Marsellus feature in two more. Kassandras, Atreuses and Kathrines also appear frequently.
14th May '16 1:10:10 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[KnightFever British peerage]], a hereditary peer of the realm gets a number with his ''title'' rather than with his ''name'': thus "The Nth Duke of Somewhere". If a title lapses and is later created again, the numbering starts over again. E.g., Andrew Russell is the 15th Duke of Bedford, of the Fifth Creation (1694) of that title; the First Creation was in 1414; and before that, there were two creations of Earls of Bedford, one of which remains as a subsidiary title of the Duke of Bedford, so the Duke of Bedford is also the (N+4)th Earl of Bedford, as the Dukedom was created for the 5th Earl. (This isn't entirely academic; if the male heirs of the first Duke ever die out, the heir of a younger son of the fourth Earl will become Earl ''but not Duke'' of Bedford.) The Duke is also the 15th Marquess of Tavistock (the title was given to the 5th Earl at the same time as his dukedom); however, the person usually who ''uses'' the title and is thus ''called'' Lord Tavistock is the Duke's (eldest and thus far only) son Henry, as a courtesy title--but although Lord Tavistock ''uses'' that title, he is not actually the 15th Marquess of Tavistock (which is his father) or the 16th (which he will only become when his father dies). Now, although Andrew Russell is (among other titles) an earl, he is not the Earl Russell: that's his distant cousin John Francis Russell, 7th Earl Russell, heir of a title created for the junior line descending from [[Creator/EarlRussell John Russell]], third son of the 6th Duke. On yet another hand, the Duke is also the 19th ''Baron'' Russell, a title awarded to his ancestor in 1539 for services to UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor...which is not to be confused with the title [[NamesTheSame Baron Russell]] ''of Liverpool'', which belongs to the descendants of an unrelated Victorian and Edwardian-era journalist and Liberal politician (the 2nd Baron Russell of Liverpool and the [[Creator/BertrandRussell 3rd Earl Russell]] sent a joint letter to the ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Times]]'' in 1951 clarifying that "that neither of us is the other"). And now you know why it's critically important to include both the number and the full title when referring to British peers on first reference.

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* In the [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever British peerage]], a hereditary peer of the realm gets a number with his ''title'' rather than with his ''name'': thus "The Nth Duke of Somewhere". If a title lapses and is later created again, the numbering starts over again. E.g., Andrew Russell is the 15th Duke of Bedford, of the Fifth Creation (1694) of that title; the First Creation was in 1414; and before that, there were two creations of Earls of Bedford, one of which remains as a subsidiary title of the Duke of Bedford, so the Duke of Bedford is also the (N+4)th Earl of Bedford, as the Dukedom was created for the 5th Earl. (This isn't entirely academic; if the male heirs of the first Duke ever die out, the heir of a younger son of the fourth Earl will become Earl ''but not Duke'' of Bedford.) The Duke is also the 15th Marquess of Tavistock (the title was given to the 5th Earl at the same time as his dukedom); however, the person usually who ''uses'' the title and is thus ''called'' Lord Tavistock is the Duke's (eldest and thus far only) son Henry, as a courtesy title--but although Lord Tavistock ''uses'' that title, he is not actually the 15th Marquess of Tavistock (which is his father) or the 16th (which he will only become when his father dies). Now, although Andrew Russell is (among other titles) an earl, he is not the Earl Russell: that's his distant cousin John Francis Russell, 7th Earl Russell, heir of a title created for the junior line descending from [[Creator/EarlRussell John Russell]], third son of the 6th Duke. On yet another hand, the Duke is also the 19th ''Baron'' Russell, a title awarded to his ancestor in 1539 for services to UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor...which is not to be confused with the title [[NamesTheSame Baron Russell]] ''of Liverpool'', which belongs to the descendants of an unrelated Victorian and Edwardian-era journalist and Liberal politician (the 2nd Baron Russell of Liverpool and the [[Creator/BertrandRussell 3rd Earl Russell]] sent a joint letter to the ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Times]]'' in 1951 clarifying that "that neither of us is the other"). And now you know why it's critically important to include both the number and the full title when referring to British peers on first reference.
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.
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