History YMMV / RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms

11th Feb '17 9:22:27 PM WaxingName
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** Quite a few people would be surprised to know the long running series of games, ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', is actually based off a book.

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** Quite a few people people, especially those outside of Asia, would be surprised to know the long running series of games, ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', is actually based off a book.
26th Dec '16 9:56:27 PM TheLaughingFist
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** Quite a few people would be surprised to know the long running series of games, ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', is actually based off a book.
19th Oct '16 9:37:31 PM M3
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* BrokenBase: There's a camp who enjoys the story for what it is... and then there's another camp who's absolutely furious that Shu receives way too much HistoricalHeroUpgrade while in history they're not that virtuous or great, and other kingdoms who are more capable had their capabilities downplayed and thus often felt compelled to make statements about how the history is always the "more right version."

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* BrokenBase: There's a camp who enjoys the story for what it is... and then there's another camp who's absolutely furious that Shu receives way too much HistoricalHeroUpgrade while in history they're not that virtuous or great, and other kingdoms who are more capable had their capabilities downplayed and thus often felt compelled to make statements about how the history is always the "more right version."" Of course, those in the latter camp may have missed the point about this being a "novel" rather than authentic history.


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** One doesn't even need to know that it's not the 21st century. The Three Kingdoms Era was actually one of the bloodiest civil wars in Chinese history (and one for world history as that matter). Cannibalism (referenced during Liu Bei being served dinner) was rampant during the time when lands and farming were very difficult to maintain from constant bandit threat or army invasion/maintenance.
15th Sep '16 6:57:47 PM sayaleviathan
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* NeverLiveItDown: Despite a lack of historical evidence supporting this, readers would always remember that Liu Bei dropped his infant kid on the ground after the Battle of Changban.
2nd Aug '16 7:01:27 PM ringhloth
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** On the other hand, Xiahou Dun was not a particularly skilled general, and his record essentially goes from getting tricked to getting ambushed to getting tricked. Later in life, he was usually put away from the front and probably kept his job because of his relationship with Cao Cao.
10th Jul '16 5:30:57 AM ChrisX
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* NightmareFuel: In the books, the nightmarish reign of Sun Hao. Like Caligula himself, Sun Hao was initially an impressive young ruler...but then the disgusting hedonism, torture and completely disproportionate retribution begins. Anyone who disapproved of his bizarre, prophecy-based politics would be executed, most likely in a horrendous way, including being boiled alive. When his brother was kidnapped to be used as a figure head for a rebellion, Sun Hao's forces defeated the rebellion...and then executed his brother, his mother and most of that side of the family ''just to make sure.'' At one point, one of his ministers sickened...and Sun Hao thought he was joking. So he had the guy whipped, sawed and burned alive. Said minister died under the torture. His whole clan was exiled. ''What a monster.''

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* NightmareFuel: In the books, the nightmarish reign of Sun Hao. Like Caligula himself, Sun Hao was initially an impressive young ruler...but then the disgusting hedonism, torture and completely disproportionate retribution begins. Anyone who disapproved of his bizarre, prophecy-based politics would be executed, most likely in a horrendous way, including being boiled alive. When his brother was kidnapped to be used as a figure head for a rebellion, Sun Hao's forces defeated the rebellion...and then executed his brother, his mother and most of that side of the family ''just to make sure.'' At one point, one of his ministers sickened...and Sun Hao thought he was joking. So he had the guy whipped, sawed and burned alive. Said minister died under the torture. His whole clan was exiled. ''What a monster.'''' Sun Hao can be considered the second coming of Dong Zhuo in the late Three Kingdoms ''without any of Dong Zhuo's [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas small positive traits]]''
8th Jul '16 2:05:19 AM ChrisX
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Not as bad as ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', but it is seen on some fan forums every once and a while.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Not as bad as ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', Based on [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu a historical period]], but it is seen on some fan forums every once more likely that people know the novel MORE than the history, even amongst Chinese. Because of this, learning how much history was actually harsher and a while.the purported heroes weren't as virtuous [[BrokenPedestal can be kind of hard to swallow.]]
7th Jul '16 5:14:07 AM ChrisX
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* ScapegoatCreator: Not clear between Chen Shou or Luo Guanzhong himself, but either the two of them are going to get blamed for detractors who dislikes the HistoricalHeroUpgrade the Shu Kingdom gets, especially when [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu history depict them as not very nice or not very competent.]]
19th Jun '16 9:21:15 PM Adept
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** Cao Cao's the kind of guy who will recite poetry on the Yangtze, murder a nearby lackey who criticizes it, and then bury him with full military honors, ''all in the same scene''. He's unfailingly polite to his guests, even when he's about to have them killed. He's unflappably cool, even after a defeat they'll be making [[RedCliff movies]] about a couple thousand years later. The man is the original magnificent bastard.

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** Cao Cao's the kind of guy who will recite poetry on the Yangtze, murder a nearby lackey who criticizes it, and then bury him with full military honors, ''all in the same scene''. He's unfailingly polite to his guests, even when he's about to have them killed. He's unflappably cool, even after a defeat they'll be making [[RedCliff [[Film/RedCliff movies]] about a couple thousand years later. The man is the original magnificent bastard.
19th Jun '16 1:46:51 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticMutation: Various incidents from the Three Kingdoms have made it into the Chinese language in the form of proverbs, idioms and other well-known sayings, as well as being {{Trope Namer}}s for several of TheThirtySixStratagems.

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* MemeticMutation: Various incidents from the Three Kingdoms have made it into the Chinese language in the form of proverbs, idioms and other well-known sayings, as well as being {{Trope Namer}}s for several of TheThirtySixStratagems.UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems.
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