History YMMV / Iznogoud

2nd Jul '15 8:44:11 PM Bissek
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* MemeticMutation: Iznogoud's CatchPhrase "I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph" is often used in European countries when describing a leader's ambitious and unscrupulous underling, or general KlingonPromotion tendencies.

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* MemeticMutation: Iznogoud's CatchPhrase "I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph" is often used in European countries when describing a leader's ambitious and unscrupulous underling, or general KlingonPromotion tendencies.tendencies, or to describe someone whose ambitions far exceed their abilities.
2nd Jul '15 8:42:46 PM Bissek
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** Sarkozy also won the 1999 Iznogoud Award, which is presented to the person who made the year's most high-profile failure.
22nd Oct '14 8:21:38 AM C105
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** However a recent book, not written by any of the original authors (now both dead), did make extensive use of the similarity.
11th Oct '14 2:39:56 PM Theokal3
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Dilat [[UndyingLoyalty truly loyal]] to Iznogoud, or does he serves him and helps him only because he knows his whole situation depends from him? Especially ambiguous in that some of the books contradict each others on that point.
** Conversely, it's left ambiguous in later books if Iznogoud does care to some extent about Dilat or just sees him as a pawn. A scene in ''Who Killed the Caliph'' especially stands out, as it features Iznogoud being horrified when he realizes Dilat is about to get beheaded and immediatly rushing to save him.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Dilat Wa'at Alaaf [[UndyingLoyalty truly loyal]] to Iznogoud, or does he serves him and helps him only because he knows his whole situation depends from him? Especially ambiguous in that some of the books contradict each others on that point.
** Conversely, it's left ambiguous in later books if Iznogoud does care to some extent about Dilat Wa'at or just sees him as a pawn. A scene in ''Who Killed the Caliph'' especially stands out, as it features Iznogoud being horrified when he realizes Dilat Wa'at is about to get beheaded and immediatly rushing to save him.
12th Aug '14 5:31:46 AM Theokal3
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Iznogoud, of all people, gets one in ''Iznogoud Finally Caliph'', where he is put on trial in what he pretty much knows is going to be a KangarooCourt, since an entire conspiracy is behind it. He convinces the Caliph to act on his behalf, but the conspiracy has the trial take place right as the Caliph is sleeping, so they can sentence him to death without any interruption. Iznogoud answers by pretending he didn't hear the sentence, until the court is screaming it loud enough to awaken the Caliph. Since awakening the Caliph without a good reason is a major crime, and announcing a sentence ''isn't'' a good reason, the court is forced to justify themselves by saying they awakened him so he would help Iznogoud as promised.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Iznogoud, of all people, gets one in ''Iznogoud Finally Caliph'', where he is put on trial in what he pretty much knows is going to be a KangarooCourt, since an entire conspiracy is behind it. He convinces the Caliph to act on his behalf, but the conspiracy has the trial take place right as the Caliph is sleeping, so they can sentence him to death without any interruption. Iznogoud answers by [[BatmanGambit pretending he didn't hear the sentence, until the court is screaming it loud enough to awaken the Caliph.Caliph]]. Since awakening the Caliph without a good reason is a major crime, and announcing a sentence ''isn't'' a good reason, the court is forced to justify themselves by saying they awakened him so he would help Iznogoud as promised.
12th Aug '14 5:31:15 AM Theokal3
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Iznogoud, of all people, gets one in ''Iznogoud Finally Caliph'', where he is put on trial in what he pretty much knows is going to be a KangarooCourt, since an entire conspiracy is behind it. He convinces the Caliph to act on his behalf, but the conspiracy has the trial take place right as the Caliph is sleeping, so they can sentence him to death without any interruption. Iznogoud answers by pretending he didn't hear the sentence, until the court is screaming it loud enough to awaken the Caliph. Since awakening the Caliph without a good reason is a major crime, and announcing a sentence ''isn't'' a good reason, the court is forced to justify themselves by saying they awakened him so he would help Iznogoud as promised.
31st May '14 8:02:44 AM Theokal3
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some jokes verge on this. For exemple, in ''Iznogoud's Childhood'', we get a scene of the Caliph interrupting the headman about to cut a fruit thief's right hand. The Caliph forbids it, arguing that he won't be able to atone if he is missing his right hand... and as such orders the headsman to cut his ''left'' hand. Then we cut to Iznogoud himself, who explains that part of why he wants to be Caliph is to remove that law about cutting a fruit thief's hand which he finds stupid ''because he think they should just cut both his hands''.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some jokes verge on this. For exemple, in ''Iznogoud's Childhood'', we get a scene of the Caliph interrupting the headman about to cut a fruit thief's right hand. The Caliph forbids it, arguing that he won't be able to atone if he is missing his right hand... and as such orders the headsman to cut his ''left'' hand. Then we cut to Iznogoud himself, who explains that part of why he wants to be Caliph is to remove that law about cutting a fruit thief's hand which he finds stupid ''because he think they should just cut both his hands''.
28th Mar '14 5:57:48 PM luisedgarf
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The few American or English people who have heard of this are either thinking of the god-awful game, or the pretty decent AnimatedAdaptation.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The few American, English or Latin American or English people who have heard of this are either thinking of the god-awful game, or the pretty decent AnimatedAdaptation.
17th Jan '14 1:58:09 AM Theokal3
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* TheWoobie: Dilat, for being Iznogoud's personnal [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]].
16th Jan '14 6:03:07 PM Theokal3
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Dilat [[UndyingLoyalty truly loyal]] to Iznogoud, or does he serves him and helps him only because he knows his whole situation depends from him? Especially ambiguous in that some of the books contradict each others on that point.
** Conversely, it's left ambiguous in later books if Iznogoud does care to some extent about Dilat or just sees him as a pawn. A scene in ''Who Killed the Caliph'' especially stands out, as it features Iznogoud being horrified when he realizes Dilat is about to get beheaded and immediatly rushing to save him.
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