History YMMV / RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms

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.
16th May '16 11:17:37 PM SneaselSawashiro
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*** Historically, Liu Shan was never actually mentally retarded in the first place, nor was he dropped on the head by Liu Bei.



** Practically EVERY character can suffer this if you dare look at forums regarding their historical counterparts compared to their novel counterparts; some people received the bad ends of the scrutiny, while some are flat-out built from supposed folklore (or as some haters deem it to be, lies). In the original creator's eyes, it can be his own form of this trope as whole as well, due to how he expands the roles of certain characters and/or outright twists it apart from their actual recorded history.
*** The whole Shu Kingdom is not free from this, as explained with both Zhuge Liang and Liu Shan; the former has a ton of myths surrounding him, with historians such as Chen Shou outright bashing him for incompetence on certain fields if his word was to be truly believed. Liu Bei was big case as well in terms of being just and virtuous or putting up a front that was as treacherous as his historical self, as this division stuck with him even with his ''Dynasty Warriors''-portrayal.



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: XI's tutorial. Specifically, its depiction of Liu Bei, and the fact that the characters breaks the fourth wall at times.

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: XI's ''XI''[='=]s tutorial. Specifically, its depiction of Liu Bei, and the fact that the characters breaks the fourth wall at times.


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** It also does NOT help in that historically, Liu Bei was pretty treacherous during his time.
16th May '16 11:10:01 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* MemeticMutation: As mentioned in its article, {{Kaizo Trap}}s are called "Koumei's Trap" after Zhuge Liang. The ultimate origin of this name, though, is from ''this adaptation''. Specifically, when Sima Yi heard about Zhuge's dealth:
-->'''Sima Yi''': Wait, be calm; this may just be another of ''Koumei's traps'''.

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* MemeticMutation: As mentioned in its article, {{Kaizo Trap}}s are called "Koumei's Trap" Traps" (act."Kongming's Traps") after Zhuge Liang.Liang's style name (in the on'yomi reading). The ultimate origin of this name, though, is from ''this adaptation''. Specifically, when Sima Yi heard about Zhuge's dealth:
-->'''Sima Yi''': Wait, be calm; this may just be another of ''Koumei's ''Kongming's traps'''.
16th May '16 11:07:06 PM SneaselSawashiro
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** Some fans tend to look at Zhuge Liang in a less heroic light, seeing his nigh omniscient strategies and ''heavily'' pressuring Liu Bei into both taking over Shu and later declaring himself emperor as an attempt to rule China from the sidelines while someone else takes the glory/scorn in the process. Though a more specific case can be made for his treatment of Wei Yan. Whether or not he originally intended to rebel after Zhuge Liang's death or was driven to do so by Liang's plotting is left somewhat ambiguous.

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** Some fans tend to look at Zhuge Liang in a less heroic light, seeing his nigh omniscient strategies and ''heavily'' pressuring Liu Bei into both taking over Shu and later declaring himself emperor as an attempt to rule China from the sidelines while someone else takes the glory/scorn in the process. Though a more specific case can be made for his treatment of Wei Yan. Whether or not he originally intended to rebel after Zhuge Liang's death or was driven to do so by Liang's plotting is left somewhat ambiguous. The badmouthing form of scrutiny he's received from the historian Chen Shou does not help his case.
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