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* Marco's father and uncle Niccolò and Maffeo Polo appear in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', where Altaïr entrusts them with his memory disks, which also serve as keys to open his secret library in Masyaf. Marco himself is revealed to be an Assassin in the [[CollectibleCardGame trading card RPG]] ''Assassin's Creed: Memories''.



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* Marco's father and uncle Niccolò and Maffeo Polo appear in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', where Altaïr entrusts them with his memory disks, which also serve as keys to open his secret library in Masyaf. Marco himself is revealed to be an Assassin in the [[CollectibleCardGame trading card RPG]] ''Assassin's Creed: Memories''.


* BadassFamily: The Polos.

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* GrimUpNorth: Russia.

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* %%* GrimUpNorth: Russia.



* ProudMerchantRace: Venice.
* ProudWarriorRace: Mongols.
* RealityIsUnrealistic

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* %%* ProudWarriorRace: Mongols.
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* RealityIsUnrealisticRocBirds: In what is quite possibly one of the earliest accounts of the creatures in Europe, Marco Polo describes rocs as eagle-like birds from Madagascar so large that their feathers alone are twelve paces long. They hunt by gripping elephants in their talons and dropping them to ground, before swooping down to feed on the smashed remains.



* UnreliableNarrator: Often regarded as this. He was a returned traveler telling yarns after all. Someone just remembered to write his yarns down.
** He didn't write it himself. He told his stories to a romance author while imprisoned. The author added his own knowledge and other stories from various sources.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Often regarded as this. He was a returned traveler telling yarns after all. Someone all; someone just remembered to write his yarns down.
** He
down. Technically, Marco didn't write it himself. He told his stories to a romance author while imprisoned. The author imprisoned, who then added his own knowledge and other stories from various sources.


Marco Polo was a [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] Venetian merchant who set out for UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} on a [[TheQuest journey]] to the east. He stayed there many years serving TheEmperor of China, Kublai Khan. Upon returning he set out as a warrior in the Venetian Fleet to meet the hereditary foe, the Genoans.

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Marco Polo was a [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] Venetian merchant who set out for from UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} on a [[TheQuest journey]] to the east. He stayed there many years serving TheEmperor of China, Kublai Khan. Upon returning he set out as a warrior in the Venetian Fleet to meet the hereditary foe, the Genoans.


* MightyWhitey: Do remember he might have [[UnreliableNarrator mildly exaggerated this]].



* TravelogueShow: One of the oldest examples of the travel narrative.



* MightyWhitey: Do remember he might have [[UnreliableNarrator mildly exaggerated this]].


* BadassFamily: The Polos

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* BadassFamily: The PolosPolos.



* IntrepidMerchant : Marco (and the rest of his family)

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* IntrepidMerchant : IntrepidMerchant: Marco (and the rest of his family)



* ProudMerchantRace: Venice
* ProudWarriorRace: Mongols

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* ProudMerchantRace: Venice
Venice.
* ProudWarriorRace: MongolsMongols.


* In one of CarmenSandiego games, you get to meet him during a time travel adventure in which one of Carmen's crooks had stolen oils that they were bring to the Chinese.


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* In one of CarmenSandiego games, ''[[VideoGame/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego1997 Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time]]'', you get to meet him during a time travel adventure in which one of Carmen's crooks had stolen oils that they were bring to the Chinese.

Chinese.


Marco Polo was a [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] Venetian merchant who set out for {{Venice}} on a [[TheQuest journey]] to the east. He stayed there many years serving TheEmperor of China, Kublai Khan. Upon returning he set out as a warrior in the Venetian Fleet to meet the hereditary foe, the Genoans.

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Marco Polo was a [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] Venetian merchant who set out for {{Venice}} UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} on a [[TheQuest journey]] to the east. He stayed there many years serving TheEmperor of China, Kublai Khan. Upon returning he set out as a warrior in the Venetian Fleet to meet the hereditary foe, the Genoans.

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** He didn't write it himself. He told his stories to a romance author while imprisoned. The author added his own knowledge and other stories from various sources.


Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. For that reason, even though more then one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination.

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Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. himself. For that reason, even though more then than one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination.


* Plays an important part in the''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' album ''De Tartaarse Helm'' (''The Tartarian Helmet'').

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* Plays an important part in the''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' the ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' album ''De Tartaarse Helm'' (''The Tartarian Helmet'').

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* Plays an important part in the''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' album ''De Tartaarse Helm'' (''The Tartarian Helmet'').


Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. For that reason, even though more then one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination. And, contrary to the myth, he never introduced pasta to Italy.

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Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. For that reason, even though more then one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination.

And, contrary to the myth, he never introduced pasta to Italy.


Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. For that reason, even though more then one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination.

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Curiously, very little is known about Marco Himself. For that reason, even though more then one "biography" has been written, large parts often come from the author's imagination.
imagination. And, contrary to the myth, he never introduced pasta to Italy.

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