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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Agydas

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: AgydasAgydas. Actually, it's a case of either stabbing himself and dying instantly or being tortured to death.

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* EvilRedhead: Tamburlaine is described as having amber curls.


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* WeHaveReserves: Bajazeth boasts that he has so many troops that it doesn't matter how many Tamburlaine's men kill; the reinforcements will just use the corpses as building material.


* SiblingRivalry: Tamburlaine's sons.

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* SiblingRivalry: Tamburlaine's sons.younger sons, although they seem to like their ineffectual older brother and try to shield him from the consequences of his actions.

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Tamburlaine can massacre muslims by the million without any divine retaliation, but when he burns the Koran and says Muhammad is nothing specialů


* EmergencyMultifaithPrayer: When after solemnly swearing peace by Christ the much more numerous christian army attack the turkish army, Orcanes calls on Christ to intervene. The Turks win handily.

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* EmergencyMultifaithPrayer: When after solemnly swearing peace by Christ the much more numerous christian army attack the turkish army, turkish commander Orcanes calls on Christ to intervene. The Turks win handily.

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* TheHypocrite: the governor of Babylon urges his soldiers and population to resist to the last man, resulting in the city being destroyed and the population massacred. When he is brought before Tamburlaine, he offers him his treasure to be spared. It doesn't work.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Agydas


* AmbitionIsEvil: The only way to get anywhere in the world is to murder your way to the top.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: The only way to get anywhere in the world is to murder your way to the top. Subverted in that it's presented as a noble activity.


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+ DeathSeeker: Olympia


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* SiblingRivalry: Tamburlaine's sons.


* BreakTheHaughty: Tamburlaine in the second part.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Tamburlaine in the second part. Bajazeth in the first.



* EmergencyMultifaithPrayer: When after solemnly swearing peace by Christ the much more numerous christian army attack the turkish army, Orcanes calls on Christ to intervene. The Turks win handily.



* YouKilledMyFather: In part 2, the son of Bajazeth raises an army and comes after Tamburlaine.

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* YouKilledMyFather: In part 2, the son of Bajazeth raises an army and comes after Tamburlaine.Tamburlaine, and another after the defat of the first. Subverted as Tamburlaine routs them with the greatest ease.


''Tamburlaine'' (or ''Tamburlaine the Great'') is a play in two parts by Creator/ChristopherMarlowe. It is very loosely based on the life of the 14th-century Central Asian emperor Timur.

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''Tamburlaine'' (or ''Tamburlaine the Great'') is a play in two parts by Creator/ChristopherMarlowe. It is very loosely based on the life of the 14th-century Central Asian emperor Timur.
UsefulNotes/TimurTheLame.


* TakeOverTheWorld

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* TakeOverTheWorldTakeOverTheWorld: Tamburlaine's goal.

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->''Come, let us march against the powers of heaven,''\\
''And set black streamers in the firmament,''\\
''To signify the slaughter of the gods.''

''Tamburlaine'' (or ''Tamburlaine the Great'') is a play in two parts by Creator/ChristopherMarlowe. It is very loosely based on the life of the 14th-century Central Asian emperor Timur.

!!This play contains examples of:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Zenocrete.
* AmbitionIsEvil: The only way to get anywhere in the world is to murder your way to the top.
* BreakTheHaughty: Tamburlaine in the second part.
* ByronicHero: Tamburlaine.
* BuryYourGays: Mycetes.
* TheCaligula: Tamburlaine as the story progresses.
* CampGay: King Mycetes.
* ComeToGawk: After Tamburlaine conquers the Turks, he keeps the former Emperor Bajazeth in a cage and feeds him on table scraps.
* TheDeterminator: Tamburlaine.
* DrivenToSuicide: Bajazeth, the deposed Emperor of the Turks.
* TheEpic
* FromNobodyToNightmare: "Tamburlaine? He's just a sheep herder..."
* LeaveNoSurvivors: When one kingdom sends in their maidens pleading that Tamburlaine have mercy on them his response is essentially "[[KickTheDog you should have surrendered when I gave you the chance.]]"
* SelfMadeMan: Tamburlaine. Sheep-herder turned world conqueror.
* StockholmSyndrome: Zenocrete.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The play is inspired by the life of the 14th-century Central Asian emperor Timur, but with a large quantity of dramatic license.
* VillainProtagonist: Tamburlaine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tamburlaine does this to the conspirators when he takes the Persian crown.
* YouKilledMyFather: In part 2, the son of Bajazeth raises an army and comes after Tamburlaine.
* YoungConqueror: Tamburlaine.

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