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    Rama 

Rama

राम

Ramachandra, widely known as Rama is the main protagonist of the story. He is the crown prince of the Kosala Kingdom, the son of King Dasharatha of the Solar Dynasty and Queen Kausalya. He also happens to be the seventh incarnation of the God Vishnu, born on Earth for the sole purpose of slaying the wicked Ravana.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Hands down, Rama was extremely popular with all subjects of Ayodhya including the ministers, the poor, the aged and the children. Almost everyone looked forward to Rama being crowned as the king. When Rama was exiled, almost everyone wept, and so many subjects decided to follow him, despite Rama telling them to go back. So Rama had to leave them when they were sleeping. Fourteen years later, all subjects welcomed Rama and crowned him as the king.
  • The Ace: Rama was an erudite scholar in the Vedas and all other Vedic scriptures. He surpassed his own father in archery and wielding weapons. He was an expert in handling horses and elephants and driving the chariot as well as the whole science of warfare. Not to mention he was well loved by his subjects for his benevolence and charm. As a king, Rama performed the Rajasuya and hundreds of Ashwamedha sacrifices. His rule is considered to be the Rama Rajya.
  • All for Nothing: Despite all the efforts to rescue Sita, leading to a full scale war, Rama and Sita don't remain together not long afterwards...
  • All-Loving Hero: Rama was very peaceful and friendly He never held a grudge against his step-mother Kaikeyi for exiling him. Instead he obeyed her and ensured that her wishes were carried out. Rama even granted asylum to Ravana's younger brother, Vibhishana who sought Rama's protection, even when everyone else was against it. Even when Ravana had treacherously kidnapped his wife, Sita, Rama was still willing to forgive Ravana if the latter returned her. That said, Rama was capable of anger... Angering Rama was the last thing you wanted to do.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has blue skin.
  • The Archer: Like every Puranic hero, Rama was a great archer. He was described to be one of the greatest archers to have ever lived. Rama learnt the knowledge of divine weapons from the Sage Vishwamitra. He would later display his archery prowess to Sugriva.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Rama is the prince of Ayodhya. He also happens to be a Person of Mass Destruction. Rama has never lost a man to man fight.
  • Berserk Button: Do not even think of kidnapping or molesting Rama's wife, Sita. Also doubles as Rage Breaking Point.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rama was very cool, collected, friendly and rarely got agitated. But when provoked, his rage is said to be equivalent to Apocalypse Inferno.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being so talented, Rama had to unnecessarily go to a fourteen year long exile in the forest. He succeeded in rescuing Sita, only to be separated from forever.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Cranked Up to Eleven. Ravana died along with his followers for doing that.
  • Celibate Hero: Became this after Sita's strange fate. For 11,000 years.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Has a habit of giving these to his enemies. Including Ravana.
  • The Exile: He was exiled for fourteen years in the forest by his step mother, who was jealous of him.
  • Evil Laughter: Gives a rare one to Ravana in their final battle (in Valmiki Ramayana). Even Ravana is momentarily scared.
  • Founder of the Kingdom: During his reign, Rama established 108 kingdoms.
  • Honor Before Reason: Even though all his subjects, as well as his father and brothers begged him to stay, Rama went to the forest to honor the promise of his father. Years later, after rescuing Sita, Rama does not immediately accept her, believing her to be unchaste. The Gods prove him wrong. However, when some of Rama's subjects began to whisper about Sita's chastity, Rama immediately exiled her, when she was pregnant. These moments are very questionable.
  • Ideal Hero: Cranked Up to Eleven. Rama is the Trope Codifier.
  • Kirk Summation: Gives one to Ravana before their final battle. Except this time, Rama is not merciful and kills Ravana.
  • Nice Guy: Rama was a very upright person.
  • The Paragon: One of Rama's names, Purushottama literally means "The Paragon Among Men".
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Rama is usually a kind and calm man. After Sita is kidnapped, Rama went berserk and threatened to destroy the world.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Lakshmana's red.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Rama was one of the most competent kings. He was also the World's Best Warrior.
  • Sibling Team: Rama and Lakshmana are awesome together as brothers.
  • Warrior Prince: He is a Kshatriya after all.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Receives one from a dying Vali after Rama killed him with a sneak attack. Rama justifies it saying that Vali was unnecessarily being a Jerkass to his younger brother and unfairly banishing him without hearing Sugriva out.
  • World's Best Warrior: Rama was the very acme of Kshatriya prowess along with his brother Lakshmana, Indrajit and Ravana. He surpassed the very gods in that aspect.
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    Lakshmana 

Lakshmana

लक्ष्मण

The younger brother of Rama. He was the son of Dasharatha and Queen Sumitra. He is also the incarnation of Shesha, the multi headed serpent on whom Vishnu reclines on.

  • The Archer: Lakshmana could shoot five hundred arrows from one bow in one shot.
  • Big Brother Worship: Lakshmana's most distinct virtue. Even though Kaikeyi had exiled only Rama, Lakshmana also voluntarily went with him. Lakshmana loved his brother more than anything else, including his own wife. No matter what, Lakshmana always stuck with his elder brother.
  • Celibate Hero: While Lakshmana was married to Sita's sister, Urmila, he took the oath of Brahmacharya for fourteen years, out of his love for Rama.
  • Chaste Hero: Cranked Up to Eleven. Lakshmana was so respectful towards Sita that he did not dare to look at her face. He was mortified when Sita alleged that Lakshmana was only interested in her than rescuing Rama.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Indrajit by disrupting his sacrifice and killing him.
  • Kirk Summation: Indrajit was the The Ace warrior of the Rakshasas, even defeating Rama and Lakshmana in battle. Lakshmana calls him out for being a cowards since Indrajit only managed to defeat them by being invisible (that is playing dirty). Lakshmana beheads Indrajit.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: While Lakshmana is very introverted, he displays more aggressive tendencies than Rama.
  • Sibling Team: Rama and Lakshmana are awesome together as brothers.
  • The Stoic: Is a very reserved person.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Rama. Rama was exiled, but Sita and Lakshmana were not. They both choose to go with Rama anyways.

    Sita 

Sita

सीता

Sita is the daughter of the king of Janaka, and Rama's wife. She is also an incarnation of Lakshmi.

  • Damsel in Distress/Save the Princess/Hostage MacGuffin: A lot of the story is about them getting back Sita after she's kidnapped.
  • Engagement Challenge: Rama won over Sita's hand when he strung the bow of Shiva when many others were not even able to lift it.
  • Ideal Hero: Considered the ideal wife, and a figure for women to look up to.
  • Trail of Bread Crumbs: When she's kidnapped and being taken away, she drops her pieces of jewelry, leaving a trail behind for Rama and Lakshmana to find her.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Rama. Rama was exiled, but Sita and Lakshmana were not. They both choose to go with Rama anyways.
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