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28th Jun '17 6:08:03 PM Naram-Sin
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* According to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronicle_of_Fredegar Chronicle of Fredegar]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samo Samo]] was a Frankish merchant who unified a number of West Slavic tribes against the raiding Avars (called Huns in the chronicle), unified them in a large empire and was acclaimed as their king, and led them successfully against an invasion from his fellow Franks.

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* According to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronicle_of_Fredegar Chronicle of Fredegar]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samo Samo]] was a Frankish merchant who unified united a number of West Slavic tribes against the raiding Avars (called Huns in the chronicle), unified them in a large empire and was acclaimed as their king, and led them the resulting empire successfully against an invasion from his fellow Franks.
28th Jun '17 6:03:22 PM Naram-Sin
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* In 1511 a Spanish ship sunk off the coast of the Yucatan. Those who didn't die in the shipwreck or of thirst before reaching the coast were enslaved by the natives, sacrificed or worked to death, except for a friar, Gerónimo de Aguilar, and a soldier, Gonzalo Guerrero. Guerrero won his freedom after [[IOweYouMyLife saving his owner from a crocodile]], [[GoingNative embraced Mayan culture and religion]], and rose rapidly in rank until he married TheChiefsDaughter. When Cortés passed through the place on his way to Mexico and offered the two men to join his army, Aguilar readily took the offer but Guerrero [[IChooseToStay chose to stay]] with his wife and three children. By the beginning of Montejo's conquest of the Yucatan in 1528, Guerrero was the ''Nacom'' (General) of the army of Chetumal. Montejo tried to win Guerrero to his side but once again he refused, and instead lead the Mayas to several victories using both Mayan surprise guerrilla tactics and Spanish anti-cavalry phallanx tactics that he had learned while serving in Italy. He was killed in battle in Honduras in 1536, of an arquebus shot to the chest, but Montejo had to concede defeat and it was his son who finally managed to control Yucatan a decade later. Giving his ridiculously {{troperiffic}} life, it's incredible that Guerrero's story has never been adapted to film.

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* In 1511 a Spanish ship sunk off the coast of the Yucatan. Those who didn't die in the shipwreck or of thirst before reaching the coast were enslaved by the natives, sacrificed or worked to death, except for a friar, Gerónimo de Aguilar, and a soldier, Gonzalo Guerrero. Guerrero won his freedom after [[IOweYouMyLife saving his owner from a crocodile]], [[GoingNative embraced Mayan culture and religion]], and rose rapidly in rank until he married TheChiefsDaughter. When Cortés passed through the place on his way to Mexico and offered the two men to join his army, Aguilar readily took the offer but Guerrero [[IChooseToStay chose to stay]] with his wife and three children. By the beginning of Montejo's conquest of the Yucatan in 1528, Guerrero was the ''Nacom'' (General) of the army of Chetumal. Montejo tried to win Guerrero to his side but once again he refused, and instead lead led the Mayas to several victories using both Mayan surprise guerrilla tactics and Spanish anti-cavalry phallanx tactics that he had learned while serving in Italy.Italy decades before. He was killed in battle in Honduras in 1536, of an arquebus shot to the chest, but Montejo had to concede defeat and it was his son who finally managed to control Yucatan a decade later. Giving his ridiculously {{troperiffic}} life, it's incredible that Guerrero's story has never been adapted to film.



* Subverted by the "Mad Khan", [[UsefulNotes/UngernSternberg Roman Von Ungern-Sternberg]]. He was a Russian-German Count, a very colourful person, eccentric to the borderline of lunacy, and known of his wanton cruelty. In the turmoil of the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution]], he carved himself a state in the Outer Mongolia, claiming to be "the Last Khan" and reincarnation of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.

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* Subverted by the "Mad Khan", [[UsefulNotes/UngernSternberg Roman Von Ungern-Sternberg]]. He was a Russian-German Count, a very colourful person, eccentric to the borderline of lunacy, and known of his wanton cruelty. In the turmoil of the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution]], he carved himself a state in the Outer Mongolia, claiming to be "the Last Khan" and reincarnation of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan. He managed to keep the Mongols down and the Chinese out, but he went south quickly when the Soviets came and was defeated, captured and executed.
* According to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronicle_of_Fredegar Chronicle of Fredegar]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samo Samo]] was a Frankish merchant who unified a number of West Slavic tribes against the raiding Avars (called Huns in the chronicle), unified them in a large empire and was acclaimed as their king, and led them successfully against an invasion from his fellow Franks.
26th Jun '17 2:13:04 PM FarseerLolotea
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* ''Literature/LordsOfCreation'':

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24th Jun '17 2:57:46 PM nombretomado
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* A manga version of the old ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' story, ''Destiny Of An Emperor'' (which was also made into a ''DragonQuest'' knockoff RPG for the NES, which bizarrely enough managed to cross the Pacific), posits that historical warlord Lü Bu was in fact a blond European who had taken a Chinese name, thus explaining his historically-documented freakish height and strength. Hilariously, when applied to ''Lü Bu'' of all people it becomes a subversion of the trope, as Lü Bu was a lecher, a murderer, and betrayed everyone he ever met. He died alone and utterly ruined.

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* A manga version of the old ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' story, ''Destiny Of An Emperor'' (which was also made into a ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' knockoff RPG for the NES, which bizarrely enough managed to cross the Pacific), posits that historical warlord Lü Bu was in fact a blond European who had taken a Chinese name, thus explaining his historically-documented freakish height and strength. Hilariously, when applied to ''Lü Bu'' of all people it becomes a subversion of the trope, as Lü Bu was a lecher, a murderer, and betrayed everyone he ever met. He died alone and utterly ruined.
19th Jun '17 9:19:15 AM TeraChimera
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''. In spite of [[GodGuise being mistaken for gods]] by the natives of El Dorado, Miguel and Tulio are woefully out of their depth when it comes to learning the natives' customs. Simply climbing the steps to their pyramid leaves them out of breath, while the king (who probably [[AdiposeRex weighs significantly more than both of them combined]]) does it with little difficulty. They only manage to keep the ruse going with help from a sympathetic native. The biggest thing the two of them do is stop the practice of human sacrifices, but that's only because, as gods, they're the only ones who can pull rank on the bloodthirsty high priest; it's implied the sacrifices were detested in El Dorado, but everyone was too afraid to speak up.
12th Jun '17 10:16:03 PM MicoolTNT
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* In the third ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'', when Prince Jonathan becomes the Voice of the Poeple to the Bazhir Tribesmen and Alanna becomes a respected shaman to the Bloody Hawk Tribe. Pierce later [[OldShame realized that she was playing into this trope]] and in subsequent series made efforts to avoid it.

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* In the third ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'', when Prince Jonathan becomes the Voice of the Poeple People to the Bazhir Tribesmen and Alanna becomes a respected shaman to the Bloody Hawk Tribe. Pierce later [[OldShame realized that she was playing into this trope]] and in subsequent series made efforts to avoid it.
16th May '17 4:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' two very successful rulers (and two noble kirin) are from Japan. In fact, a rival ruler is trying to prevent one of them from rising to power because he fears the success that he believes is inevitable if the rival nation is ruled by someone from Japan.

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* In ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' two very successful rulers (and two noble kirin) are from Japan. In fact, a rival ruler is trying to prevent one of them from rising to power because he fears the success that he believes is inevitable if the rival nation is ruled by someone from Japan.
14th May '17 6:57:20 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition:'' Given the FantasyCounterpartCulture nature of Andrastian humans being Medieval European Catholics and the tribal nature of Dalish culture (WordOfGod [[http://the-gaider-archives.tumblr.com/page/17 has admitted that Thedas elves were inspired by Medieval Jews]] and that [[EnslavedElves their historical struggle under humans]] has some [[{{Applicability}} real-world parallels]] to Native Americans and other oppressed minorities), [[spoiler:Morrigan, a white human woman,]] being presented as a greater Eluvian/Elvhen expert than any elven characters (particularly the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dalish Merrill]] or a [[PlayerCharacter Dalish Inquisitor]]), has left many players getting this vibe.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition:'' Given the FantasyCounterpartCulture nature of Andrastian humans being Medieval European Catholics and the tribal nature of Dalish culture (WordOfGod [[http://the-gaider-archives.tumblr.com/page/17 has admitted that Thedas elves were inspired by Medieval Jews]] and that [[EnslavedElves their historical struggle under humans]] has some [[{{Applicability}} real-world parallels]] to Native Americans and other oppressed minorities), [[spoiler:Morrigan, a white human woman,]] being presented as a greater Eluvian/Elvhen expert than any elven characters (particularly the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dalish Merrill]] or a [[PlayerCharacter Dalish Inquisitor]]), has left many players getting this vibe. Subverted in that the team's other Elvhen expert, the elf Solas, thinks she's an idiot taking legends at face value as history.
14th May '17 6:53:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has "Jeramiah Crichton". Stranded on a primitive planet populated by dark-skinned natives, John builds a number of labour-saving devices and is romanced by the chief's daughter.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has "Jeramiah Crichton". Stranded on a primitive planet populated by dark-skinned natives, John builds a number of labour-saving devices and is romanced by the chief's daughter. He actually lives a ways out from their village in an attempt to avoid this, but it sucks him in anyway.
14th May '17 6:34:00 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' has an scene where Balian, fresh from Europe, has to teach a bunch of lifelong desert-dwellers how to dig a well.

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* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' has an scene where Balian, fresh from Europe, has to teach a bunch of lifelong desert-dwellers how to dig a well. The scene is vague enough that he may just be upgrading their existing system; he ''is'' an engineer after all.
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