YMMV / Kingdom

  • Crazy Awesome: Duke Hyou has no need for so-called "tactics" or "formations" to completely set your army on fire.
    • The Duke brilliantly stole the show from the coalition army by charging while the enemy commander is still giving his Badass Boast.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The 3D rendering, while distracting during the first part of the series, actually works well with the large-scale warfare scenes during the second part.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kanki and Tou. They are so ridiculously popular to the point that fandom pay more attention to their arcs than the main characters'.
  • It Was His Sled: Karyo Ten and Kyo Kai turning out to be women.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The treatment Zheng and his mom had to endure at the hands of the scorned Zhao countrymen.
    • Anything related to the "Chouhei curse" for that matter (The previous example is partially related to this incident) has some pretty intense imagery.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Due to well-established Character Development, the manga is prone to turn utterly despicable characters into much more likable characters down the line. A prime example being Seikyo who developed into a much more respectable member of Qin royalty after seeing Sei's growth.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Shin/Ten vs Shin/Kai. The former had an accidental kiss, while the later wished to bear Shin's children.
  • Too Cool to Live: General O Ki and Duke Hyou. Both of which were key figures in Shin's development as a military commander.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Well, since he lacks a goal that drives him (or at least lacks one we know of), this is very YMMV, but Kan Ki can be argued to be one. Let's see, brilliant? Check, he is good at warring and knows it. Never looses his cool? Check, he almost never stops smilling not matter what happens. Charming and charismatic? Well, not everyone in-universe would agree with this, but he is one of the series most popular characters for a reason. Audacious? Hell yes, just look at what he did during the attack at Kankoku Pass. Brave? Yes, even Chou Tou said so. Bonus points for not seemingly giving a damn about morals, just doing whatever he wants, and for being a general in charge of his own army.
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