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* ''Hernán: El Nombre de la Conquista'', a coproduction between Creator/TheHistoryChannel, [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon Prime]] and Creator/TVAzteca, which tells in AnachronicOrder the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Cortés and his indigenous allies, with the first season starting with the arrival of the Spaniards into the shores of Mexixco. A second season is in the works since November 2019.

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* ''Hernán: El Nombre de la Conquista'', a coproduction between Creator/TheHistoryChannel, [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon Prime]] and Creator/TVAzteca, which tells in AnachronicOrder the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Cortés and his indigenous allies, with the first season starting with the arrival of the Spaniards into the shores of Mexixco.Mexico. A second season is in the works since November 2019.


* In Disney's ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'', he's mentioned by Governor Ratcliffe in the song "Mine, Mine, Mine": ''"The gold of Cortés, the jewels of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pizarro Pizarro]] / Will seem like mere trinkets by this time tomorrow."''

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* In Disney's ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Pocahontas}}'', he's mentioned by Governor Ratcliffe in the song "Mine, Mine, Mine": ''"The gold of Cortés, the jewels of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pizarro Pizarro]] / Will seem like mere trinkets by this time tomorrow."''


'''Hernándo Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano''' (1485 December 2, 1547) was the famous Spanish conquistador who conquered [[Myth/AztecMythology the Aztec Empire]], located in what is now central UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, in 1521 following a few years of battles. Needless to say, you'll get different opinions on the man depending on who and where you ask. For the record, completely reliable information on him is pretty scarce. The strong anti-Spanish, pro-American, liberal-backed current of thought sweeping over México and enforced by the PRI government ensured his being remembered in a very negative light in México. This is despite the fact that, however it is you want to look at it, without Cortés, México would not exist.

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'''Hernándo Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano''' (1485 December 2, 1547) was the famous Spanish conquistador who conquered [[Myth/AztecMythology the Aztec Empire]], located in what is now central UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, in 1521 following a few years of battles. Needless to say, you'll get different opinions on the man depending on who and where you ask. For the record, completely reliable information on him is pretty scarce. The strong anti-Spanish, pro-American, liberal-backed current of thought sweeping over México and enforced by the PRI government ensured his being remembered in a very negative light in México. This is despite the fact that, however it is you want to look at it, without Cortés, México would not exist.
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Lilith}}'', one of the bearers of the Triacanto the time-traveling protagonist is hunting down is a member of his expedition, leading to Lilith [[spoiler:helping the Aztecs capturing them all and use the guise of a sacrifice to hide as she searches the Triacanto, starting from Cortés himself as she had come to despise him and ''really'' wanted to make sure he died a painful death even if he wasn't the bearer]].

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Lilith}}'', one of the bearers of the Triacanto the time-traveling protagonist is hunting down is a member of his expedition, leading to Lilith [[spoiler:helping the Aztecs capturing them all and use the guise of a sacrifice to hide as she searches the Triacanto, starting from Cortés himself as she had come to despise him and ''really'' wanted to make sure he died a painful death even if he wasn't the bearer]].bearer]].
* ''Hernán: El Nombre de la Conquista'', a coproduction between Creator/TheHistoryChannel, [[Creator/PrimeVideo Amazon Prime]] and Creator/TVAzteca, which tells in AnachronicOrder the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Cortés and his indigenous allies, with the first season starting with the arrival of the Spaniards into the shores of Mexixco. A second season is in the works since November 2019.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography The source of this story]] should not be considered credible.[[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley on his first return to Spain to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A audience[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography The source of this story]] should not be considered credible.[[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley on his first return to Spain to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.

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* AmazonBrigade: Surprisingly for someone of his time and culture, Cortés was tolerant to the idea of female soldiers and actually employed official units of them in his expeditions. Those were usually wifes of regular soldiers who volunteered to take up weapons and serve as both fighters and battlefield medics, often shocking the expeditions's chroniclers with their bravery and effectivity. Some of the best known were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_Rodr%C3%ADguez Isabel Rodríguez]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatriz_Palacios Beatriz Palacios]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatriz_Berm%C3%BAdez_de_Velasco Beatriz Bermúdez]].


'''Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano''' (1485 December 2, 1547) was the famous Spanish conquistador who conquered [[Myth/AztecMythology the Aztec Empire]], located in what is now central UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, in 1521 following a few years of battles. Needless to say, you'll get different opinions on the man depending on who and where you ask. For the record, completely reliable information on him is pretty scarce. The strong anti-Spanish, pro-American, liberal-backed current of thought sweeping over México and enforced by the PRI government ensured his being remembered in a very negative light in México. This is despite the fact that, however it is you want to look at it, without Cortés, México would not exist.

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'''Hernán '''Hernándo Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano''' (1485 December 2, 1547) was the famous Spanish conquistador who conquered [[Myth/AztecMythology the Aztec Empire]], located in what is now central UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, in 1521 following a few years of battles. Needless to say, you'll get different opinions on the man depending on who and where you ask. For the record, completely reliable information on him is pretty scarce. The strong anti-Spanish, pro-American, liberal-backed current of thought sweeping over México and enforced by the PRI government ensured his being remembered in a very negative light in México. This is despite the fact that, however it is you want to look at it, without Cortés, México would not exist.


* In the Italian comic book ''Lilith'', one of the bearers of the Triacanto the time-traveling protagonist is hunting down is a member of his expedition, leading to Lilith [[spoiler:helping the Aztecs capturing them all and use the guise of a sacrifice to hide as she searches the Triacanto, starting from Cortés himself as she had come to despise him and ''really'' wanted to make sure he died a painful death even if he wasn't the bearer]].

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* In the Italian comic book ''Lilith'', ''ComicBook/{{Lilith}}'', one of the bearers of the Triacanto the time-traveling protagonist is hunting down is a member of his expedition, leading to Lilith [[spoiler:helping the Aztecs capturing them all and use the guise of a sacrifice to hide as she searches the Triacanto, starting from Cortés himself as she had come to despise him and ''really'' wanted to make sure he died a painful death even if he wasn't the bearer]].


* TheKingslayer: He ended up having Cuauhtémoc executed, allegedly for conspiring to kill him and other Spaniards.

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* TheKingslayer: He ended up having Cuauhtémoc Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec [[TheEmperor emperor]], executed, allegedly for conspiring to kill him and other Spaniards.

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* TheKingslayer: He ended up having Cuauhtémoc executed, allegedly for conspiring to kill him and other Spaniards.


** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives, perhaps for money (the main complaint of the lawsuit was that the administrators over-taxed the locals), perhaps as an act of PetTheDog, or both.

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** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. abuses such as over-taxation. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives, perhaps for money (the main complaint of the lawsuit was that the administrators over-taxed the locals), perhaps as an act of PetTheDog, or both.Natives.


** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives, perhaps for money (the main complaint of the lawsuit was that the administrators over-taxed the locals), perhaps as an act of YMMV/PetTheDog, or both.

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** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives, perhaps for money (the main complaint of the lawsuit was that the administrators over-taxed the locals), perhaps as an act of YMMV/PetTheDog, PetTheDog, or both.


* CorruptChurch: Seems to have believed that this was true as far as low-ranking clergy went. He requested in his letters to Charles V that the king send Franciscan and Dominican friars to proselytize the Natives, fearing that the corrupt behavior of the average priests would tarnish the image of their faith.



** He also requested in his letters to Charles V that the king send Franciscan and Dominican friars to proselytize the Natives, fearing that the corrupt behavior of the average priests would tarnish the image of their faith.
** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives.

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** He also requested in his letters to Charles V that the king send Franciscan and Dominican friars to proselytize the Natives, fearing that the corrupt behavior of the average priests would tarnish the image of their faith.
** During his first return to Spain, the administrators handling his estates in the New World engaged in various abuses. When he returned he became engaged in a lawsuit regarding these abuses and sided with the Natives.Natives, perhaps for money (the main complaint of the lawsuit was that the administrators over-taxed the locals), perhaps as an act of YMMV/PetTheDog, or both.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]][[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley on his first return to Spain to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]][[/note]], "]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography The source of this story]] should not be considered credible.[[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley on his first return to Spain to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]][[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley when he returned to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. While some stories, for the sake of irony, say that on his return to Spain he was utterly neglected in his home country and could scarcely obtain an audience,[[note]]A famous anecdote tells how he forced his way through a crowd that surrounded the emperor's carriage, and mounted on the footstep. The emperor, astounded at such audacity, demanded of him who he was. [[BadassBoast "I am a man," replied Cortés proudly, "who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities."]][[/note]], in reality he was inducted to the Knights of Santiago, granted a coat of arms commemorating his deeds, and raised to the peerage as the Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley when he returned on his first return to Spain to make his case before Charles V against his various political enemies.

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