History UsefulNotes / QinShiHuangdi

7th Jan '17 4:52:24 PM Nazmazh
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** Returns as the Chinese leader in the sixth installment. Here, he aggressively builds wonders and hates anyone else that builds wonders, especially ones he was working on. He can use builder charges to build 15% of an early-game wonder, and all of his workers get an extra build charge. The Great Wall is no longer a world wonder, and is now a unique Chinese tile improvement that acts similarly to a fort, and extra gold for adjacent wall segments.
25th Dec '16 11:24:52 AM jameygamer
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* While Qin Shi Huang does not physically appear in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', his "legendary lost treasure" is at some point prior to the series obtained by BigBad and Fire Demon Sorcerer Shendu, and it's the reward Shendu promises the Dark Hand in return for retrieving the Talismans needed to resurrect him. He denies them the treasure, however, and their attempt to subsequently steal it leads Jackie Chan's niece to Shendu's palace and allows her to interrupt Shendu's victory over Jackie and immediately defeat him, destroying the treasure in the process.

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16th Dec '16 5:08:37 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' is set in a vaguely Chinese-flavored fantasy world, so the literal First Emperor does not show up, but the villainous [[GodEmperor Emperor Sun]] is obviously inspired by his story.
23rd Oct '16 7:11:49 AM Morgenthaler
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He was born Ying Zheng, the son of a young concubine given as a present to the king of Qin by the scheming merchant Lü Buwei (who may have been his biological father, at least according to Han Dynasty propaganda). China was at the time in the throes of the Warring States era, when the impotent Zhou Dynasty had disintegrated into several rival kingdoms, and the state of Qin had emerged as a power to be reckoned with. He became king in 247 BC and, advised by Legalist philosopher Li Si, he turned Qin into a quasi-totalitarian military powerhouse and embarked on a campaign of conquest to reunify all of China under his rule. He annexed other kingdoms one after the other and, in 221 BC, Ying Zheng declared himself First August Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (Qin Shi Huangdi).

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He was born Ying Zheng, the son of a young concubine given as a present to the king of Qin by the scheming merchant Lü Buwei (who may have been his biological father, at least according to Han Dynasty propaganda). China was at the time in the throes of the Warring States era, when the impotent Zhou Dynasty had disintegrated into several rival kingdoms, and the state of Qin had emerged as a power to be reckoned with. He became king in 247 BC and, advised by Legalist philosopher Li Si, he turned Qin into a quasi-totalitarian military powerhouse and embarked on a campaign of conquest to reunify all of China under his rule. He annexed other kingdoms one after the other and, in 221 BC, Ying Zheng declared himself First August Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (Qin Shi Huangdi).



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22nd Oct '16 5:45:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the two possible leaders of the Chinese in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' (alongside MaoZedong). Amusingly for a leader famous for conquering, he's actually rather easier to get along with than Mao (although truth be told, both Chinese leaders are fairly easygoing) and is no more likely to attack you than the average leader.

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* One of the two possible leaders of the Chinese in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' (alongside MaoZedong).UsefulNotes/MaoZedong). Amusingly for a leader famous for conquering, he's actually rather easier to get along with than Mao (although truth be told, both Chinese leaders are fairly easygoing) and is no more likely to attack you than the average leader.
22nd Sep '16 11:44:12 AM Antigone3
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* The manga ''{{Manga/Kingdom}}'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.

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* Doesn't appear on page, but is namedropped in ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'' during a sequence that shows [[spoiler:TimeAbyss and ProfessionalKiller Pullman carrying out his edicts to destroy all knowledge not approved by him and kill the scholars]].
* In ''Boxers'' section of ''ComicBook/BoxersAndSaints'', the Boxer Rebellion is powered by members of The Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists channeling Chinese spirits and legends to go into SuperMode. The main character of that section, Little Bao, is eventually revealed to be channeling Qin himself. This version of Qin (usually rendered as Ch'in) is the subject of DeliberateValuesDissonance, both to potential readers and, ultimately, to Bao. While he genuinely desires to restore China to order and harmony, he is [[TheUnfettered devoted to this purpose above all moral constraints]], ultimately abandoning the protagonist when he cannot become as ruthless as the First Emperor.

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* The ''Series/HistoryBites'' episode "The Not-So-Great Wall of China"

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* ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' has it so that Qin Shi Huang made good use of those terracotta soldiers and took over the Dark Kingdom of Jade, the Chinese quarter of the Shadowlands. [[spoiler: And then it turns out he was destroyed some time ago, and [[HumanoidAbomination something else]] has been ruling with his face.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'': The Celestial Bureaucracy were not pleased by what Qinshihuang did to China, or his attempts to achieve immortality, so they consigned him to an IronicHell: ruler and sole inhabitant of an Underworld replica of China.
* One of the two possible leaders of the Chinese in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' (alongside MaoZedong). Amusingly for a leader famous for conquering, he's actually rather easier to get along with than Mao (although truth be told, both Chinese leaders are fairly easygoing) and is no more likely to attack you than the average leader.



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', it's stated that Qin Shi Huang was killed by a member of the Assassins.
* ''Literature/WillOfHeaven''
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Lei Shen, the BigBad of ''Mist of Pandaria'', whose backstory is inspired on Qin Shihuang Di.

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', it's stated that Qin Shi Huang was killed by a member The ''Series/HistoryBites'' episode "The Not-So-Great Wall of the Assassins.
* ''Literature/WillOfHeaven''
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Lei Shen, the BigBad of ''Mist of Pandaria'', whose backstory is inspired on Qin Shihuang Di.
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* Doesn't appear on page, but is namedropped in ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'' during a sequence that shows [[spoiler:TimeAbyss and ProfessionalKiller Pullman carrying out his edicts to destroy all knowledge not approved by him and kill the scholars]].
* In ''Boxers'' section of ''ComicBook/BoxersAndSaints'', the Boxer Rebellion is powered by members of The Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists channeling Chinese spirits and legends to go into SuperMode. The main character of that section, Little Bao, is eventually revealed to be channeling Qin himself. This version of Qin (usually rendered as Ch'in) is the subject of DeliberateValuesDissonance, both to potential readers and, ultimately, to Bao. While he genuinely desires to restore China to order and harmony, he is [[TheUnfettered devoted to this purpose above all moral constraints]], ultimately abandoning the protagonist when he cannot become as ruthless as the First Emperor.

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* Doesn't appear on page, but is namedropped in ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'' during a sequence ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' has it so that shows [[spoiler:TimeAbyss Qin Shi Huang made good use of those terracotta soldiers and ProfessionalKiller Pullman carrying out his edicts to destroy all knowledge not approved by him and kill took over the scholars]].
* In ''Boxers'' section
Dark Kingdom of ''ComicBook/BoxersAndSaints'', Jade, the Boxer Rebellion is powered by members of The Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists channeling Chinese spirits quarter of the Shadowlands. [[spoiler: And then it turns out he was destroyed some time ago, and legends to go into SuperMode. [[HumanoidAbomination something else]] has been ruling with his face.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'':
The main character Celestial Bureaucracy were not pleased by what Qinshihuang did to China, or his attempts to achieve immortality, so they consigned him to an IronicHell: ruler and sole inhabitant of an Underworld replica of China.

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* One of the two possible leaders of the Chinese in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' (alongside MaoZedong). Amusingly for a leader famous for conquering, he's actually rather easier to get along with than Mao (although truth be told, both Chinese leaders are fairly easygoing) and is no more likely to attack you than the average leader.
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', it's stated
that section, Little Bao, is eventually revealed to be channeling Qin himself. This version Shi Huang was killed by a member of the Assassins.
* ''Literature/WillOfHeaven''
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Lei Shen, the BigBad of ''Mist of Pandaria'', whose backstory is inspired on
Qin (usually rendered as Ch'in) is the subject of DeliberateValuesDissonance, both to potential readers and, ultimately, to Bao. While he genuinely desires to restore China to order and harmony, he is [[TheUnfettered devoted to this purpose above all moral constraints]], ultimately abandoning the protagonist when he cannot become as ruthless as the First Emperor.Shihuang Di.



* The manga ''{{Manga/Kingdom}}'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.

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* The manga ''{{Manga/Kingdom}}'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition:The Eternal Emperor'' starts off with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.
an archaeological expedition venturing into his tomb.
1st Jul '16 12:27:28 PM Anddrix
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Traditionally told in children's tales as an extreme caricature of a corrupt tyrant, it is only until recently that history has approached a fair perspective of his rule. Since then, he is now a walking BaseBreaker, ranging from TheCaligula who is DrunkOnPower and obsessed with immortal life, to the paragon of a ruler who, albeit grandiose and extravagant, nonetheless created China out of a bunch of squabbling, fractured states, and whose staggering casualty rate is but the natural result of sweeping reforms that ended up benefiting thousands of generations after at the cost of the current one.

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Traditionally told in children's tales as an extreme caricature of a corrupt tyrant, it is only until recently that history has approached a fair perspective of his rule. Since then, he is now a walking BaseBreaker, divisive figure, ranging from TheCaligula who is DrunkOnPower and obsessed with immortal life, to the paragon of a ruler who, albeit grandiose and extravagant, nonetheless created China out of a bunch of squabbling, fractured states, and whose staggering casualty rate is but the natural result of sweeping reforms that ended up benefiting thousands of generations after at the cost of the current one.
10th Nov '15 7:16:01 PM NoxCaelis
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* ''Manga/Kingdom'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.

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* ''Manga/Kingdom'' The manga ''{{Manga/Kingdom}}'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.
10th Nov '15 7:15:02 PM NoxCaelis
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* ''Manga/Kingdom'' starred him in his endeavor to unify China with the help of [[IdiotHero Xin]], a Qin General.
13th Oct '15 7:20:20 PM EvangelosKamikaze
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He ruled China with an iron fist and ruthlessly crushed any opposition, applying the precepts of Legalism, which holds that a monarch must reign through fear and that the law must be enforced without pity in order to scare the populace into submission. While certainly ruthless, however, it should be noted that Ying Zheng was not corrupt or inept: A workaholic, he implemented a series of policies standardizing currency, language, weights and measures, and even the width of carriage axles, and in so doing created 'China' as we would know it. He also adopted He ordered the construction of the Great Wall to protect the empire's northern frontiers against barbarian attacks. To abolish history, he had all books burnt save those containing useful technical information[[note]]he did actually keep a copy of each in his own library for the ruler's use; unfortunately, in the chaos of the Qin Dynasty's fall a generation later, this too was destroyed[[/note]], and then ordered a mass execution of scholars for good measure.

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He ruled China with an iron fist and ruthlessly crushed any opposition, applying the precepts of Legalism, which holds that a monarch must reign through fear and that the law must be enforced without pity in order to scare the populace into submission. While certainly ruthless, however, it should be noted that Ying Zheng was not corrupt or inept: A workaholic, he implemented a series of policies standardizing currency, language, weights and measures, and even the width of carriage axles, and in so doing created 'China' as we would hence know it. He was also adopted responsible for the Qin Empire abolishing feudalism and adopting a state bureaucracy based on law more than a thousand years before the first European kingdom ever did so. He ordered the construction of the Great Wall to protect the empire's northern frontiers against barbarian attacks. To abolish history, he had all books burnt save those containing useful technical information[[note]]he did actually keep a copy of each in his own library for the ruler's use; unfortunately, in the chaos of the Qin Dynasty's fall a generation later, this too was destroyed[[/note]], and then ordered a mass execution of scholars for good measure.
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Traditionally told in children's tales as an extreme caricature of a corrupt tyrant, it is only until recently that history has approached a fair perspective of his rule. Since then, he is now a walking BaseBreaker, ranging from TheCaligula who is DrunkOnPower and obsessed with immortal life, to the paragon of a ruler who, albeit grandiose and extravagant, nonetheless created China out of a bunch of squabbling, fractured states, and whose staggering casualty rate is but the natural result of sweeping reforms that ended up benefiting thousands of generations after at the cost of the current one.
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