History YMMV / AsianSaga

11th Mar '16 7:39:46 PM GrammarNavi
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* MagnificentBastard: '''Toranaga''' in ''Shogun''. Being played by none other than ToshiroMifune helps a LOT: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-SVMvbYR3o this]] video shows some of his finest moments. In particular, the look he gives at 0.17 is one of the best "you do ''not'' want to screw with me" looks you'll ever see.

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* MagnificentBastard: '''Toranaga''' in ''Shogun''. Being played by none other than ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune helps a LOT: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-SVMvbYR3o this]] video shows some of his finest moments. In particular, the look he gives at 0.17 is one of the best "you do ''not'' want to screw with me" looks you'll ever see.
1st Sep '15 4:13:44 PM JonShannow
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** [[Roger Crosse]] from Noble House

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** [[Roger [[spoiler: Roger Crosse]] from Noble House
29th Jul '15 9:50:39 AM JonShannow
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** [[Roger Crosse]] from Noble House
29th Jul '15 9:42:58 AM JonShannow
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** Hong Kong SI's Red Room
29th Jul '15 9:38:36 AM JonShannow
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** In Noble House [[spoiler: Linc]] during the slide, being stuck under over a dozen feet of rubble in complete darkness and unable to move
19th Sep '14 2:24:25 PM mzytryck01
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: The series was allegedly supposed to continue, but Clavell died in 1993, not long after ''Gai-Jin'' was published.
17th Sep '14 9:46:11 AM RainFairy
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** Say what you will about [[spoiler: Ishido]], but [[CruelAndUnusualDeath his was a HORRIBLE way to die.]]
15th Feb '14 12:54:40 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Most of the books heavily feature a GrayAndGrayMorality, and the majority of the antagonists are well rounded and semi-sympathetic, but there are a few who fit here. [[spoiler: Gorth]] from ''Tai-Pan'' is one such example, being a brutal sexual sadist who, unlike his father, has no sense of honour whatsoever, and who tries to hurt his enemy by arranging for his son to be drugged and bedded by a prostitute with syphilis (which was completely incurable in those days and a very, very horrible way to go.)

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* CompleteMonster: CompleteMonster: Most of the books of the ''Literature/AsianSaga'' heavily feature a GrayAndGrayMorality, and the majority of the antagonists are well rounded and semi-sympathetic, but there are a few who fit here. [[spoiler: Gorth]] Gorth from ''Tai-Pan'' is one such example, of the exceptions, being a brutal sexual sadist who, unlike his father, has no sense of honour whatsoever, whatsoever. Gorth enjoys hurting or assaulting others and who tries clearly enjoys their pain. In order to hurt his enemy by of the Struan family, he tries arranging for his son to be drugged and bedded by a prostitute with syphilis (which which was completely incurable in those days and a very, very horrible way to go.)
19th Oct '13 9:32:54 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster: Most of the books heavily feature a GrayAndGrayMorality, and the majority of the antagonists are well rounded and semi-sympathetic, but there are a few who fit here. [[spoiler: Gorth]] from ''Tai-Pan'' is one such example, being a brutal sexual sadist who, unlike his father, has no sense of honour whatsoever, and who tries to hurt his enemy by arranging for his son to be drugged and bedded by a prostitute with syphilis (which was completely incurable in those days and a very, very horrible way to go.) [[spoiler: Norbert Greyforth]] in ''Gai-jin'' and [[spoiler: Ferriera]] in ''Shogun'' might also count, as despite being relatively minor characters they are without redeeming features. ''Whirlwind'' features [[spoiler: Abdollah Khan]], who comes across as this to such an extent that even the extreme ValuesDissonance of the setting cannot excuse him.

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* CompleteMonster: Most of the books heavily feature a GrayAndGrayMorality, and the majority of the antagonists are well rounded and semi-sympathetic, but there are a few who fit here. [[spoiler: Gorth]] from ''Tai-Pan'' is one such example, being a brutal sexual sadist who, unlike his father, has no sense of honour whatsoever, and who tries to hurt his enemy by arranging for his son to be drugged and bedded by a prostitute with syphilis (which was completely incurable in those days and a very, very horrible way to go.) [[spoiler: Norbert Greyforth]] in ''Gai-jin'' and [[spoiler: Ferriera]] in ''Shogun'' might also count, as despite being relatively minor characters they are without redeeming features. ''Whirlwind'' features [[spoiler: Abdollah Khan]], who comes across as this to such an extent that even the extreme ValuesDissonance of the setting cannot excuse him.
31st Aug '13 5:09:19 PM UltimateParagon
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** Given what people normally think about sailors at sea, and that Brock was a young man while Struan was just a boy, there is [[RapeAsBackstory one (unconfirmed) interpretation]] [[FridgeHorror that springs to mind...]]

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** Given [[HelloSailor what people normally think about sailors at sea, sea]], and that Brock was a young man while Struan was just a boy, there is [[RapeAsBackstory one (unconfirmed) interpretation]] [[FridgeHorror that springs to mind...]]
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