08:04:45 AM May 14th 2014
The Messiah is no longer a trope. Please readd under an actual trope.
- The Messiah: Toyed with in the case of Cao Cao's co-opting the Yellow Turbans of Qingzhou by embracing the role, while Liu Bei considers himself upon Tao Qian's death to be "not the the good guy y'all think I am"... only for him to be taken aback when the peasants of Xu Province adore him as their savior and beg that he take up the governorship.
- In Liu Bei's case it's subverted in that while he wants to conquer the world "to see the people's smiles," he has no real idea or concrete plan for how to do so, which he admitted to Guan Yu and Zhang Fei when asking them to join him — and this comes back to bite him when Cao Cao wagers the capital and the emperor against the three brothers' lives, but then asks Liu Bei what he'd do with them if he won the wager — and Liu Bei is completely stumped.