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This is about the 2002 Chinese movie. For the 1992 movie released in America as Hero, see Accidental Hero. For another Chinese movie that came out five years earlier, check out Hero (1997). For other uses of "hero," see the Main page with the same title.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Hero is a 2002 Wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou; it stars Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung and Donnie Yen. The film is set in the troubled transitional period between the Warring Kingdoms and the Qin Dynasty, when the ruthlessly despotic King of Qin was in the process of annexing the other kingdoms of China and incorporating them wholesale into his own.Jet Li plays "Nameless", ostensibly a minor official who claims to have vanquished three assassins—Broken Sword, Flying Snow, and Long Sky—who wanted to kill the King before he could declare himself Emperor. As "Nameless" tells his story to the paranoid King, things turn out not to be as they seem.The movie generated political controversy, as the ending was interpreted by some as a justification of despotic rule and thus an endorsement of the current Chinese authoritarian regime.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })
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All There in the Manual
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All There in the Manual: The full names of Long Sky and Fading Moon. In the English version, they're only referred to as "Sky" and "Moon".
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Anachronism Stew: In the North American promotional poster, the sword held by Nameless was replaced◊ by a Japanese katana. Katanas were invented over a millennium after the period in which this film is set. (And it goes without saying that the katana is Japanese and the film is Chinese.)
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Armor Is Useless
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Armor Is Useless: None of the assassins wear any armor. The shields carried by the royal guard are apparently made of styrofoam, judging by their resistance to the swordstrokes of Flying Snow and Broken Sword. The King wears armor to protect himself from assassins, but is still aware that Broken Sword and Nameless are capable of killing him at will.
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Antagonist in Mourning
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Antagonist in Mourning: The King of Qin realizes that, despite their differences, Nameless actually understands him better than anyone else ever did. After his soldiers execute Nameless, the King gives him an honorable burial out of respect.
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Action Girl
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Action Girl: Flying Snow and Fading Moon.
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Martial Arts for Mundane Purposes / int_b36b5e74
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Saving the World with Art / int_b36b5e74
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Scheherezade Gambit / int_b36b5e74
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Shields Are Useless / int_b36b5e74
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