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** ReverseMole: [[spoiler: But she's apprehended after failing to assassinate Empress Chabi and made to serve Kublai.]]

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** ReverseMole: TheMole: [[spoiler: But she's apprehended after failing to assassinate Empress Chabi and made to serve Kublai.]]


* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the show, Nayan agrees to lead a Crusade against his own nephew out of purely religious reasons, while the real one led a rebellion thinking he was abandoning his Mongolian roots and embracing Chinese values instead. This motivation change was likely done in order to differentiate him from Kaidu, who criticized Kublai in the same way.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the show, Nayan agrees to lead a Crusade against his own nephew out of purely religious reasons, while the real one led a rebellion thinking he was abandoning his Mongolian roots and embracing Chinese values instead. This motivation change was likely done in order to differentiate him from Kaidu, who criticized Kublai in the same way.
way. Add to that that Nayan was never mentioned in any history to be a pedophile [[spoiler: as one of Ahmad's ways of convincing him to turn against Kublai is to offer Ling-Ling to him]].


->'''Played By:''' Rick Yune

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->'''Played By:''' Rick Yune
Creator/RickYune


* DefiantToTheEnd: His [[spoiler: [[FamousLastWords]] feature him whispering that the Song Dynasty will last ten thousand more years.]]

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* DefiantToTheEnd: His [[spoiler: [[FamousLastWords]] [[FamousLastWords Famous Last Words]] feature him whispering that the Song Dynasty will last ten thousand more years.]]

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* DefiantToTheEnd: His [[spoiler: [[FamousLastWords]] feature him whispering that the Song Dynasty will last ten thousand more years.]]


* LeanAndMean: Only relatively compared to the other Mongol leaders of his generation (and especially as {{Foil}} to the massive Kublai)--he is actually [[HeroicBuild pretty ripped]] [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave for a man of his age]], especially one already with adult children.

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* LeanAndMean: Only relatively compared to the other Mongol leaders of his generation (and especially as {{Foil}} to the massive Kublai)--he is actually [[HeroicBuild pretty ripped]] [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave [[SilverFox for a man of his age]], especially one already with adult children.


* TookALevelInBadAss: Starts out as a callow youth; by the end of the season he's a hardened warrior who manages to (very briefly) hold his own against Jia Sidao (and even surprise him at one point).

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* TookALevelInBadAss: TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a callow youth; by the end of the season he's a hardened warrior who manages to (very briefly) hold his own against Jia Sidao (and even surprise him at one point).



* HeroicLineage: His grandfather was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, one of the greatest warriors to ever grace the earth.



* HeroicLineage: His grandfather was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, one of the greatest warriors to ever grace the earth.



* RousingSpeech: He delivers one in front of his troops at the eve of his final attack at Xiangyang. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Sadly]], their first attempt at doing so was a massive disaster.]]

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* RousingSpeech: He delivers one in front of his troops at the eve of his final attack at Xiangyang. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Sadly]], [[spoiler:{{S|ubvertedTrope}}adly, their first attempt at doing so was a massive disaster.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The real Kokachin, who considered capture AFateWorseThanDeath, killed herself before the Mongols could take her. Her servant, Nergüi, then took her place...only to realize that her former master might have had a point after all. She also tries to kill herself, but decides against it at the last minute.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The real Kokachin, who considered capture AFateWorseThanDeath, a FateWorseThanDeath, killed herself before the Mongols could take her. Her servant, Nergüi, then took her place...only to realize that her former master might have had a point after all. She also tries to kill herself, but decides against it at the last minute.]]



* InterClassRomance: Marco has BelligerentSexualTension with Princess Kokachin. [[spoiler: Subverted when she confesses to being a fake, then she and Marco make love]].



* StepfordSmiler: Engages in a lot of this, particularly once she [[spoiler: has been wedded to Jingim, and considers herself abandoned by Marco.]]

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* StepfordSmiler: Engages in a lot of this, particularly once she [[spoiler: has been wedded to Jingim, and considers herself abandoned by Marco.]]Marco]].



* UptownGirl: Marco has BelligerentSexualTension with her. [[spoiler: Subverted when she confesses to being a fake, then she and Marco make love.]]



* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The Boy]]: To Emperor Zhaoxian.

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* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The the Boy]]: To Emperor Zhaoxian.



* ManipulativeBitch: She's very good at getting people to do what she wants. At one time, she was the one pulling the strings, until her brother got more clever.

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* ManipulativeBitch: {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: She's very good at getting people to do what she wants. At one time, she was the one pulling the strings, until her brother got more clever.

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* DeadpanSnarker: If it breathes, he snarks at it, not even Kublai is completely immune to it.
-->'''General''': This Wrestler is named Black Steppe Boar, a prisoner, captured in Scythia. Do you know why he is named after the boar?
-->'''Hundred Eyes''': His resemblance is extraordinary...


[[foldera:Nayan]]

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[[foldera:Nayan]][[folder:Nayan]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Crucifixion, by ''his own request'' no less]].
* EnemyMine: With Kaidu, who dislikes Christians but works alongside him and Gregory to overthrow Kublai.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the show, Nayan agrees to lead a Crusade against his own nephew out of purely religious reasons, while the real one led a rebellion thinking he was abandoning his Mongolian roots and embracing Chinese values instead. This motivation change was likely done in order to differentiate him from other characters that criticized Kublai the same way.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In context to his historical self; Nayan was indeed a Christian, but he was a Mongol first who embraced his people's nomadic ways of life and viewed Kublai as a traitor - his religion being secondary. Christianity makes such a big part of Nayan's character in the show that [[spoiler:he chooses crucifixion as his way of dying]].
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the show, Nayan agrees to lead a Crusade against his own nephew out of purely religious reasons, while the real one led a rebellion thinking he was abandoning his Mongolian roots and embracing Chinese values instead. This motivation change was likely done in order to differentiate him from other characters that Kaidu, who criticized Kublai in the same way.


!Song Dynasty

[[folder:Lizong of Song]]
!Emperor Lizong
->'''Played By:'''

The dying emperor of the Song dynasty

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!Song Dynasty

[[folder:Lizong of Song]]
!Emperor Lizong
[[foldera:Nayan]]
!Nayan
->'''Played By:'''

The dying emperor of the Song dynasty
By:''' Ron Yuan

Kublai's uncle, he is a Mongolian Christian.



* KingOnHisDeathbed: His only role is die so that there isn't a more powerful emperor dealing with Jia Sidao.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Spends most of his screentime in bed dying, then quietly passes away.

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* KingOnHisDeathbed: His only role is die so BaldOfEvil: A bald-headed Mongol leader who leads a rebellion against his Khan, who also happens to be his nephew.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: The most prominent Christian among the Mongols turns out to be a Catholic who agrees to be the Pope's agent to stem Mongol expansion toward Christian lands. In real life, Nayan was actually a Nestorian Christian, who would've been counted as a heretic by the Pope and who in turn would not feel any special regard for the Pope himself.
* EvilUncle: To Kublai Khan.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the show, Nayan agrees to lead a Crusade against his own nephew out of purely religious reasons, while the real one led a rebellion thinking he was abandoning his Mongolian roots and embracing Chinese values instead. This motivation change was likely done in order to differentiate him from other characters
that there isn't a more powerful emperor dealing with Jia Sidao.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Spends most of his screentime in bed dying, then quietly passes away.
criticized Kublai the same way.


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!Song Dynasty

[[folder:Lizong of Song]]
!Emperor Lizong
->'''Played By:'''

The dying emperor of the Song dynasty
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* KingOnHisDeathbed: His only role is die so that there isn't a more powerful emperor dealing with Jia Sidao.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Spends most of his screentime in bed dying, then quietly passes away.
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* RousingSpeech: He delivers one in front of his troops at the eve of his final attack at Xiangyang. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Sadly]], their first attempt at doing so was a massive disaster.]]
--> '''Kublai Khan''': The Great Genghis, he of the wolf, dreamed of a Mongol empire stretching throughout all of China. [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou I have sought to realize his dream without spilling Mongol blood]]. I have been patient. [[UngratefulBastard My patience has been rewarded]] with the severed heads of men who have marched beside you. My scholars, ministers advised me to choose peace over war. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy But I am a proud Mongol]]. [[WellIntentionedExtremist At times peace can only be achieved through cruel war]]. We begin the expedition to fulfill our destiny. You noble men willing to die for a cause greater than yourselves, return not with wealth, nor slaves, but with honor. Those of you who do not return [[ToAbsentFriends will have your names carved]] in ''The Secret History of the Mongols''. Your wives, children and parents will hold their heads above other Mongols, because in their hearts they know '''[[WarIsGlorious their husbands, fathers, their sons, gave their lives in pursuit of the last dream of our Great Genghis!]]'''
--> '''Soldiers''': [all chanting] ''For Genghis! For Genghis! For Genghis!''
--> '''Kublai Khan''': March!

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* LeanAndMean: Only relatively compared to the other Mongol leaders of his generation (and especially as {{Foil}} to the massive Kublai)--he is actually [[HeroicBuild pretty ripped]] [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave for a man of his age]], especially one already with adult children.


* AdiposeRex: The most powerful amongst the Mongol characters is, unsurprisingly, the fattest. While many of his enemies and detractors see him as a FatBastard (either due to hedonism or cultural decay), he still has it in him to fight in single combat and to be at the field with his armies. [[note]]Indeed, one may compare his roughness and indulgences to the fictional [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Robert]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Baratheon]]--with [[NotSoSimilar one key difference]]: despite his psychological issues and regrets, Kublai never let those prevent him from [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething being proactive in ruling]] and directing his kingdom.[[/note]]

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* AdiposeRex: The most powerful amongst the Mongol characters is, unsurprisingly, the fattest. While many of his enemies and detractors see him as a FatBastard (either due to hedonism or cultural decay), he still has it in him [[StoutStrength to fight in single combat and to be at the field field]] with his armies. [[note]]Indeed, one may compare his roughness and indulgences to the fictional [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Robert]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Baratheon]]--with [[NotSoSimilar one key difference]]: despite his psychological issues and regrets, Kublai never let those prevent him from [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething being proactive in ruling]] and directing his kingdom.[[/note]]

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* AdiposeRex: The most powerful amongst the Mongol characters is, unsurprisingly, the fattest. While many of his enemies and detractors see him as a FatBastard (either due to hedonism or cultural decay), he still has it in him to fight in single combat and to be at the field with his armies. [[note]]Indeed, one may compare his roughness and indulgences to the fictional [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Robert]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Baratheon]]--with [[NotSoSimilar one key difference]]: despite his psychological issues and regrets, Kublai never let those prevent him from [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething being proactive in ruling]] and directing his kingdom.[[/note]]

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