History YMMV / TheEpicOfGilgamesh

4th May '15 11:49:23 AM nombretomado
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** UnbuiltTrope: A lot of the wish-fulfillment elements are portrayed as immature character flaws that needs to be overcome (consider how later ClassicalMythology might have treated the same subjects), his heroic adventures only sets of a chain of events leading to the death of his best friend and when going on the most important quest of his life what do he do? He fails.

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** UnbuiltTrope: A lot of the wish-fulfillment elements are portrayed as immature character flaws that needs to be overcome (consider how later ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology might have treated the same subjects), his heroic adventures only sets of a chain of events leading to the death of his best friend and when going on the most important quest of his life what do he do? He fails.
1st Aug '14 5:57:26 PM eowynjedi
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* ValuesDissonance: The tendency to paint Shamhat as a harlot and seductress. Despite Ishtar's less-than-flattering portrayal in this story, she was a very important and revered goddess and the sex is part of the sacred duties of her priestesses. Not to mention that the weeklong tryst with Enkidu isn't a fall, but the first event that ''raises'' him above the level of an animal.
2nd Aug '13 6:41:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FanYay: Fans love the HoYay.

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* FanYay: LGBTFanbase: Fans love the HoYay.
21st Jul '13 11:18:28 AM painocus
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** UnbuiltTrope: A lot of the wish-fulfillment elements are portrayed as immature character flaws that needs to be overcome (consider how later ClassicalMythology might have treated the same subjects), his heroic adventures only sets of a chain of events leading to the death of his best friend and when going on the most important quest of his life what do he do? He fails.
13th Jul '13 12:04:21 PM Solomontastic
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* TearJerker: The death of Enkidu.
* {{Wangst}}: Same as above... and is cranked up when he realizes he lost the immortality plant.

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* TearJerker: The death of Enkidu.
* {{Wangst}}: Same
Enkidu. Doubles as above... and is cranked up when he realizes he lost the immortality plant.{{Mangst}}.
13th Jul '13 11:58:45 AM Solomontastic
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* {{Woolseyism}}: Since some portions of the story have been lost, some translations feature original material to fill the gaps which occasionally works quite well. Most notably, at least one changes Gilgamesh's motivation from wanting immortality for himself to wanting to bring Enkidu back to life.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Gilgamesh. If it had a name and could fight, Gilgamesh defeated it.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: Since some portions of the story have been lost, some translations feature original material to fill the gaps which occasionally works quite well. Most notably, at least one changes Gilgamesh's motivation from wanting immortality for himself to wanting to bring Enkidu back to life.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Gilgamesh. If it had a name and could fight, Gilgamesh defeated it.
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3rd Mar '13 5:02:46 PM deimos415
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** FridgeBrilliance can be applied here when you figure that well, though he may have failed to achieve ''literal'' immortality within his own story; the Epic of Gilgamesh in the meta sense ''has'' become immortal and survives to this day.
1st Mar '13 10:55:03 AM DracMonster
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* MartyStu: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the goddess of R3D H0T S3XX0RS''... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.

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* MartyStu: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the goddess of R3D [=R3D H0T S3XX0RS''...S3XX0RS=]''... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.
1st Mar '13 10:54:46 AM DracMonster
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* MartyStu: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the goddess of R3D H0T S3XX0RS''... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.
4th Feb '13 11:19:37 PM Solomontastic
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* {{Woolseyism}}: Since some portions of the story have been lost, some translations feature original material to fill the gaps which occasionally works quite well. Most notably, at least one changes Gilgamesh's motivation from wanting immortality for himself to wanting to bring Enkidu back to life.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: Since some portions of the story have been lost, some translations feature original material to fill the gaps which occasionally works quite well. Most notably, at least one changes Gilgamesh's motivation from wanting immortality for himself to wanting to bring Enkidu back to life.life.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Gilgamesh. If it had a name and could fight, Gilgamesh defeated it.
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