History UsefulNotes / AlexanderTheGreat

16th Sep '16 1:34:15 PM KD
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** He is one of the Greek commanders in ''Total War: Arena''. His abilities are best suited for cavalry and he is a very LargeHam.
15th Jul '16 8:04:11 PM FordPrefect
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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and {{Trope Namer|s}} of CuttingTheKnot was the mythical, impossibly complex [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordian_Knot Gordian Knot]] that, the oracles predicted, could only be untied by the future king of Asia. Alexander the Great tried in vain to untie it and then, when that didn't work, simply drew his sword and sliced it in two. Other versions of the story are the exact opposite of the trope, however, with Alexander finding a clever way to untie the knot without cutting it, like where he basically removes the main object that the knot was apparently wrapped around, thus loosening its entire structure; the equivalent of leveling a building by removing its foundation. By the ancient Greek definition of Asia, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolia he did indeed conquer all of it]].
12th Jul '16 5:26:27 PM anza_sb
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* He faces off against Ivan the Terrible in Season 5 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
11th Mar '16 12:53:00 PM FF32
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* His most bizarre "appearance" might be GoreVidal's ''Literature/{{Julian}}'', where PhonyPsychic Maximus convinces Julian The Apostate that he's in tune with the supernatural. One day, he excitedly tells Julian that he spoken to ''the'' Cybele, The Great Mother, and that she wants him to conquer Persia. His victory is assured by the gods, and she'll even send Alexander's spirit down to guide him. Julian swallows it hook, line, and sinker, even writing in his diary that he can hear Alexander's voice whisper "advance, to the farthest edge of the world!"

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* His most bizarre "appearance" might be GoreVidal's Creator/GoreVidal's ''Literature/{{Julian}}'', where PhonyPsychic Maximus convinces Julian The Apostate that he's in tune with the supernatural. One day, he excitedly tells Julian that he spoken to ''the'' Cybele, The Great Mother, and that she wants him to conquer Persia. His victory is assured by the gods, and she'll even send Alexander's spirit down to guide him. Julian swallows it hook, line, and sinker, even writing in his diary that he can hear Alexander's voice whisper "advance, to the farthest edge of the world!"
7th Mar '16 7:23:26 PM Doug86
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* In {{Traveller}} ''Rim of Fire'' there was a Terran commander in the InterstellerWars whose hero was AlexanderTheGreat. As the Intersteller Wars era does sometimes look like the relations between the Greeks and the Persians, it kind of makes sense.

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* In {{Traveller}} ''Rim of Fire'' there was a Terran commander in the InterstellerWars whose hero was AlexanderTheGreat.Alexander the Great. As the Intersteller Wars era does sometimes look like the relations between the Greeks and the Persians, it kind of makes sense.
20th Nov '15 2:45:18 PM gallium
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* The 1956 epic film ''Alexander the Great'' starring Richard Burton as Alex and Fredric March as Philip.

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* The 1956 epic film ''Alexander the Great'' starring Richard Burton as Alex and Fredric March Creator/FredricMarch as Philip.
14th Oct '15 3:47:22 PM StFan
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* Alexander's BrainInAJar (unwillingly) serves as military advisor to Dracula in ''RequiemVampireKnight''.

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* Alexander's BrainInAJar (unwillingly) serves as military advisor to Dracula in ''RequiemVampireKnight''.
''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight''.
7th Oct '15 7:18:37 PM SSJMagus
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* The identity of Rider in ''Literature/FateZero'' is Alexander (albeit using the Persian translation of his name, Iskander). He's a BoisterousBruiser who [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rider_fate_zero_portrait_7742.jpg looks like this]], has a very odd view on various things, especially the wearing of pants, and is thinking about conquering the world again. He also is among the strongest Servants that are around, his Ionioi Hetairoi being of the highest Noble Phantasm-Rank. It drags the target into a Reality Marble where they will have to face the Heroic Spirits of Alexander's former guards and companions (even his ''horse'' became a Heroic Spirit!), who, having bonded with him in life, remain loyal to him even after death. There is also a sequence that elaborates on his reasons for conquering the world, how he desired to reach the end of the world and leave his footprints in the sand, and how he swept away anything that stood in his way and managed to convince many people to support and share his dream. Oh, and also, nearly everything the guy does is CrazyAwesome. May we say HistoricalHeroUpgrade?

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* The identity of Rider in ''Literature/FateZero'' is Alexander (albeit using the Persian translation of his name, Iskander). He's a BoisterousBruiser who [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rider_fate_zero_portrait_7742.jpg looks like this]], this]][[note]]The discrepancy between his LargeAndInCharge nature and the historical record of Alexander having been too small for Darius III's throne is explained; Iskander says that history failed to record that Darius was ''even bigger''.[[/note]], has a very odd view on various things, especially the wearing of pants, and is thinking about conquering the world again. He also is among the strongest Servants that are around, his Ionioi Hetairoi being of the highest Noble Phantasm-Rank. It drags the target into a Reality Marble where they will have to face the Heroic Spirits of Alexander's former guards and companions (even his ''horse'' became a Heroic Spirit!), who, having bonded with him in life, remain loyal to him even after death. There is also a sequence that elaborates on his reasons for conquering the world, how he desired to reach the end of the world and leave his footprints in the sand, and how he swept away anything that stood in his way and managed to convince many people to support and share his dream. Oh, and also, nearly everything the guy does is CrazyAwesome. May we say HistoricalHeroUpgrade?
4th Aug '15 5:08:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Peter Oldring portrayed Alexander in an episode of ''HistoryBites'', playing up his lustful side.

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* Peter Oldring portrayed Alexander in an episode of ''HistoryBites'', ''Series/HistoryBites'', playing up his lustful side.



* The song "Iskander D'hul Karnon" by {{Nile}}, which deals with his presentation according to some Muslim beliefs.

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* The song "Iskander D'hul Karnon" by {{Nile}}, Music/{{Nile}}, which deals with his presentation according to some Muslim beliefs.
18th May '15 9:46:57 PM karstovich2
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Alexander was taught by Creator/{{Aristotle}} until he was about 16. He came to power after the assassination of his father by the captain of his bodyguard. He promptly put down a series of rebellions around the Balkans and marched his army into Persia.

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Alexander was taught by Creator/{{Aristotle}} until he was about 16.16; it's said he was particularly interested in his teacher's lessons in geography. He came to power after the assassination of his father by the captain of his bodyguard. He promptly put down a series of rebellions around the Balkans and marched his army into Persia.
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