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Emperor Tigerstar is a web animator that depicts history in the form of map animations as well as occassional editorials on specific historical subjects. Typically for a subject such as a war, Emperor Tigerstar will show the changing front lines of the war to show which country/coalition has control of what area. He most famously mapped every single day of World War II and made it a seven minute animation that went viral showing the war in Europe, and another with both Europe and the Pacific. Along with his map videos, he also does historical videos about some historical figures and events like Huey Long and the Whig Party.

You can check out his YouTube channel here.



  • Always Someone Better: His view about Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, Napoleon III. Despite successfully reviving the French Empire, he was unable to achieve the same success as his uncle in wars which ended his reign when France lost to the Prussians in the Franco-Prussian War.
  • Arab–Israeli Conflict: Has videos dedicated to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the 1967 Six-Day War, and the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • In History Class Horror Stories, he tells stories of his youth over some of his teachers who got historic facts wrong much to his horror like how one teacher mistaken 1960's Civil Rights Activist Malcolm X as American Civil War anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass.
    • He has a number of series dedicated to calling this out, from Gavin Menzies' bizarre claim that Chinese admiral Zheng He discovered the entire world, to the ancient Historia Regnum Britanniae.
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  • Artistic License – Geography: The focus of his "terrible maps" series.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Some nations didn't give up when fighting a war and would fruitlessly attack, as his videos would demonstrate.
  • American Civil War: The American Civil War has been depicted every single day in one of his videos.
  • Author Avatar: He appears in most of his videos as a Warrior Cats character wearing a Prussian Helmet, hence the name Emperor Tigerstar.
  • Badass Army: Sometimes his videos can make armies seem like badass armies based on how quickly they triumph over their enemies.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: He calls out Gavin Menzies' book 1421: The Year that China discovered the World as a big lie since his book offered no confirmed evidence that a Chinese fleet was able to sail around the world in 1421. Furthermore, it would be impossible for the fleet to travel around the world within a year with the current technology, tools and information it had.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: He has an entire series on terrible maps. In more recent episodes, the last map is the worst (in his opinion), and gets rated "Nope/10".
  • The Cameo: He got a brief appearance from Cypher the Cynical Historian in his first episode of Bad History about pseudohistorian Gavin Menzies and his book 1421. The mere mention of Menzies resulted in awkward silence from Cypher, and him burying his face in the book he was reading.
  • Crossover: Has two crossovers with Cody of Alternate History Hub where they explain the changes and events of Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory and Worldwar novel series. These videos typically feature an AHH version of his avatar.
  • The French Revolution: A video has been done on the effects of the French Revolution via the rise of Napoleon.
  • Got Volunteered: The end of the first part of the Timeline-191 crossover with Alternate History Hub implies that Cody roped Tigerstar into the series unwittingly.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Tigerstar has to do this during Part 4 of his Timeline-191 crossover with Alternate History Hub, when noting that the Union nuked Newport News, Virginia, simply because of outdated intel claiming Confederate dictator and Hitler expy Jake Featherston was there.
    Tigerstar: GUYS! NUKES! AREN'T! TOYS!
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Tigerstar has this opinion of the later Big Bad of Timeline-191, Jake Featherston. This was after trying to flavor his first mention of Featherston in the series with Dramatic Thunder.
    Tigerstar: Okay, sorry, I could never find that name intimidating.
  • War Has Never Been So Much Fun: He has a video where he points out Japanese POW camps during World War I (when they were part of the Allies), and describes them as actually being fairly pleasant places for German prisoners captured from a battle in Chingdao, China. They were permitted many amenities in the prison camps (so long as they didn't do anything bad or try to escape, though at worst they still weren't treated cruelly), and even allowed to make money. It also explains why Germans were more amicable to allowing the Empire of Japan to join the Axis during World War II.
    • Some of the artwork produced by German POWs in Japan, ironically, was destroyed by American firebombing in WWII.
  • World War I: The first world war has been depicted every day in one of his videos.
  • World War II: His most popular video depicts the events of World War II in Europe every single day, or at least military ones.


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