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** Temujin actually wanted to sapre Jamukha in real life, but instead the latter committed a variant of SuicideByCop, asking Temujin to end his life instead of sparing him, reasoning that there can only be one Khan.


* Determinator: The monk who talks to Temudgin walks through the desert alone and with no provisions to deliver a message to Borte [[spoiler: dying just a few kilometers shy of her location.]]

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: The monk who talks to Temudgin walks through the desert alone and with no provisions to deliver a message to Borte [[spoiler: dying just a few kilometers shy of her location.]]





* BloodBrothers / BloodOath: As boys, Temudgin and Jamukha pledge loyalty to each other, complete with a Blood Oath palm-slicing ritual. Thereafter they call each other "brother". So when Jamukha eventually becomes Temudgin's rival and enemy, it's SeriousBusiness.

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* BloodBrothers / BloodOath: BloodBrothers: As boys, Temudgin and Jamukha pledge loyalty to each other, complete with a Blood Oath palm-slicing ritual. Thereafter they call each other "brother". So when Jamukha eventually becomes Temudgin's rival and enemy, it's SeriousBusiness.



* CallBack / ChekhovsGun: Early in the film, Temudgin, his father Esugei, and their party, hide in a cave when a thunderstorm passes. Esugei explains that "Thunder means our god Tengri is angry. All Mongolians are afraid of it." Later, during the final battle, another thunderstorm arrives, but Temudgin rallies his troops and wins the battle. An astonished Jamukha asks why he wasn't afraid, and Temudgin explains that he was no longer afraid because he had nowhere to hide.

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* CallBack / CassandraTruth: When Temudgin is bought as a slave by a Tangut lord, the lord's Buddhist monk says don't do it, because Temudgin will bring destruction. The lord laughs at this, and imprisons Temudgin with a sign over his cell mocking Temudgin's pledge to destroy the Tangut kingdom. The monk, for his part, asks Temudgin to spare the monastery when he wrecks the Tanguts. Temudgin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_conquest_of_Western_Xia wrecks the Tanguts]], but spares the monastery.
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ChekhovsGun: Early in the film, Temudgin, his father Esugei, and their party, hide in a cave when a thunderstorm passes. Esugei explains that "Thunder means our god Tengri is angry. All Mongolians are afraid of it." Later, during the final battle, another thunderstorm arrives, but Temudgin rallies his troops and wins the battle. An astonished Jamukha asks why he wasn't afraid, and Temudgin explains that he was no longer afraid because he had nowhere to hide.



* TheCassandra / CassandraTruth: When Temudgin is bought as a slave by a Tangut lord, the lord's Buddhist monk says don't do it, because Temudgin will bring destruction. The lord laughs at this, and imprisons Temudgin with a sign over his cell mocking Temudgin's pledge to destroy the Tangut kingdom. The monk, for his part, asks Temudgin to spare the monastery when he wrecks the Tanguts. Temudgin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_conquest_of_Western_Xia wrecks the Tanguts]], but spares the monastery.



* PoisonIsEvil: Giving a guy poisoned milk as part of a hospitality ritual is pretty shady.



* PoisonIsEvil: Giving a guy poisoned milk as part of a hospitality ritual is pretty shady.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: You'd expect Jamukha to die after Temudgin defeats his army in the climax. He was put to death in real life.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: You'd expect Jamukha to die after Temudgin defeats his army in the climax. He was put to death in real life.


''Mongol'' was directed by Creator/SergeiBodrov, and was [[InternationalCoproduction a joint Russian/Kazakh/German production]]. The film was shot in [[UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}} Inner Mongolia]] and the dialogue is in the Mongolian language. It is a considerably better film than previous Genghis Khan biopics such as the disastrous ''Film/TheConqueror'' (1956, with Creator/JohnWayne as Temudgin!) and ''Film/GenghisKhan'' (1965), as well as being more historically accurate.

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''Mongol'' was directed by Creator/SergeiBodrov, and was [[InternationalCoproduction a joint Russian/Kazakh/German production]]. The film was shot in [[UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}} Inner Mongolia]] and the dialogue is in the Mongolian language. It is a considerably better film than previous Genghis Khan biopics such as the disastrous ''Film/TheConqueror'' (1956, with Creator/JohnWayne as Temudgin!) and ''Film/GenghisKhan'' (1965), as well as being more historically accurate.
accurate, though it takes its share of major artistic license.


'''''Mongol''''' is a 2007 film {{Biopic}} about UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan. The film traces the early part of the life of Temudgin, the man who became Genghis Khan, starting with his selection of future wife Borte when he was nine years old. The film follows Temudgin through his father Esugei's murder, the usurpation by Targutei (another member of Temudgin's clan), Temudgin's friendship and then rivalry with Jamukha (leader of another clan), his defeat by Jamukha, his return and triumph, and Temudgin's eventual unification of the various Mongol tribes.

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'''''Mongol''''' ''Mongol'' is a 2007 film {{Biopic}} about UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan. The film traces the early part of the life of Temudgin, the man who became Genghis Khan, starting with his selection of future wife Borte when he was nine years old. The film follows Temudgin through his father Esugei's murder, the usurpation by Targutei (another member of Temudgin's clan), Temudgin's friendship and then rivalry with Jamukha (leader of another clan), his defeat by Jamukha, his return and triumph, and Temudgin's eventual unification of the various Mongol tribes.


''Mongol'' was directed by Creator/SergeiBodrov, and was [[InternationalCoproduction a joint Russian/Kazakh/German production]]. The film was shot in [[UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}} Inner Mongolia]] and the dialogue is in the Mongolian language. It is a considerably better film than previous Genghis Khan biopics such as the disastrous ''The Conqueror'' (1956, with Creator/JohnWayne as Temudgin!) and ''Film/GenghisKhan'' (1965), as well as being more historically accurate.

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''Mongol'' was directed by Creator/SergeiBodrov, and was [[InternationalCoproduction a joint Russian/Kazakh/German production]]. The film was shot in [[UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}} Inner Mongolia]] and the dialogue is in the Mongolian language. It is a considerably better film than previous Genghis Khan biopics such as the disastrous ''The Conqueror'' ''Film/TheConqueror'' (1956, with Creator/JohnWayne as Temudgin!) and ''Film/GenghisKhan'' (1965), as well as being more historically accurate.


* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology Odin]].

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* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]].


-->'''Temujin:''' (to a statue of Tengri) Our laws will be simple: never run from your foes, never steal women from another tribe, and ''never'' betray your Khan.

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-->'''Temujin:''' (to a statue of Tengri) Our laws will be simple: never forget your debts, never kill women or children, never run from your foes, never steal women from another tribe, foes and ''never'' betray your Khan.Khan.
* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology Odin]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Temujin.
-->'''Temujin:''' The Mongols need laws. I will make them obey, even if I must kill half of them.



'''Jamukha''': I'm not your brother, I am your khan! And you are my slave!
* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology Odin]].

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'''Jamukha''': I'm not your brother, I am your khan! And you are my slave!
* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology Odin]].
slave!


'''Jamukha''': I'm not your brother, I am your khan! And you are my slave!

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'''Jamukha''': I'm not your brother, I am your khan! And you are my slave!slave!
* WarGod: Tengri is depicted as one - seeing how Temujin prays to him before a battle. Such as it is, there actually is a god of war in Turko-Mongol mythology - Kyzaghan, a deity that some note is quite similar to the Norse [[NorseMythology Odin]].

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* GrimUpNorth: The Mongol steppes.

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* BarbarianLonghair: Lots of Mongols have this hairstyle. Frozen wasteland that Mongolia is depicted as, it makes sense.


-->'''Yesukhei:''' (''after piledriving someone) That is why I am KHAN!

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-->'''Yesukhei:''' (''after piledriving someone) someone'') That is why I am KHAN!


* BadassBoast: Borte and Temudgin go for a walk. After she says "Don't you want to touch me, Temudgin?", he says "My touch would break you in half."

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* BadassBoast: Borte Temujin and Temudgin go for a walk. After she says "Don't Yesukhei both get ones that are both badass and hilarious.
-->'''Yesukhei:''' (''after piledriving someone) That is why I am KHAN!
** And later.
-->'''Borte:''' (''sultrily'') Don't
you want to touch me, Temudgin?", he says "My Temujin?
-->'''Temujin:''' Heh. My
touch would break you in half."

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mongols love war and loot. They also love feasting wildly after a victory and getting piss-eyed drunk.


* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: A rival tribe offers Esugei milk as a gesture of hospitality. After one of his lieutenants suggests that Esugei have a slave taste the milk first, Esugei says [[HonorBeforeReason his duty as a chieftain]] is to observe the hospitality rites. Sure enough, the milk is poisoned, and Esugei dies.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: A rival tribe offers Esugei milk koumyss as a gesture of hospitality. After one of his lieutenants bondsmen suggests that Esugei have a slave taste the milk koumyss first, Esugei says [[HonorBeforeReason his duty as a chieftain]] is to observe the hospitality rites. Sure enough, the milk is poisoned, and Esugei dies.

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