Which Leader in Civ 6 is the most interesting? (Historically, and in your opinion)

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  1. Duke William of Normandy

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    So, here's a question I'll pose to you: Who is the most interesting Leader in Civ 6? Not the best Leader, not the worst Leader, but the one who made you think, "Hmm... I wonder who this guy was in real life and what he did."

    Also, I'm back! How's everyone doing? :D
     
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    Not sure I could say most interesting but many of the girls made me scrabble for wiki which is always a good thing.
    Prob Gitarja
     
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    It's good to see you back! :wavey:It's been a bit quiet since you were gone.

    As per the thread's question, that's a difficult one... the easiest part is finding out who isn't the most interesting.

    For me, none of the obvious leaders (Gandhi, Genghis, Cleo, Vicky, Monty, Alex, etc) are that interesting anymore. Their popularity has washed that away from them. And while Civ has many, many obvious leader choices, there were also many this time round that provoked further research from me.

    My most interesting leaders are:
    • Cyrus
    • Tomyris
    • Wilhelmina
    • Eleanor
    • Suleiman
    • Lautaro
    • Poundmaker
    • Dom Sata- Pedro, Pedro I mean ;)
     
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    Lautaro and Poundmaker certainly made me do some background research on their respective histories which I was sadly unfamiliar with before Civ. So they would he my choices.
     
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    "There are a few ways we can do this, and the choice is yours." I'll interpret your question as a leader I was previously unfamiliar with whose inclusion in Civ6 made me curious about them. For me, the standouts in that category are Catherine de Medici, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Hojo Tokimune, and Jadwiga. For my last paper of my master's (I just finished last month! :D ), I wrote a paper on Allied propaganda in World War 2, and I got to briefly reference Wilhelmina and Radio Oranje. :D If anyone is curious, she also broadcast in English. I know some of the Dutch-speaking posters mentioned that her in-game accent is wrong, but I have to say her Civ6 VA really captured her vocal mannerisms.
     
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    Robert the Bruce, Kristina, Gitarja, Mvemba, and Poundmaker were probably the most interesting ones to me.
     
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    pedro ii always intereasted me as being a last AND a good Emperor of Brazil... as usally last emperors are either weak leader or are cruel and almost psychopathic leader... Pedro II is actually a good leader who ended up being last emperor of Brazil.

    Also Menelik II for defeating Italy and securing Eithiopia's independence. Not to mention he and Haile Selassie ( eithiopean leader in civ 5) made me interested in Eithiopea.
    Oh and Basil II- I already was huge fan of Eastern Roman Empire but his life is just so interesting- an emperor who cared nothing but battles and keeping his empire secure who acted like 4X player in managing his empire.
     
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    Unironically Alexander the Great has always interested me for the longest. Cyrus is up there too for obvious reasons, I mean even Alexander was interested here.

    I do admit many of the new female leaders I also found interesting to look up such as Jadwiga, Wilhelmina, Seondeok, Kristina, even Tamar of Georgia who I really only knew as a meme before her reveal.

    Also like @Leucarum said I had never really heard of the Mapuche or the Cree before they were revealed, and I did find researching not only the leaders, but the whole group of people interesting and made me understand why they were chosen.
     
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    ... who was't a good leader to start with. Fraxis should've kept Sejong the great!
     
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    We all know that's your pet rant, but a lot of people disagree with you.
     
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    look at this Korean list of "명군" (Korean for wise ruler) and Seondok isn't here..https://namu.wiki/w/명군/아시아#s-1. in fact she is listed under 암군 (foolish and poor ruler)
    https://namu.wiki/w/암군
    which shows that Koreans regard her as poor and foolish ruler.
     
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    English regard John as poor and foolish and Richard as wonderful when it's actually the other way around so...popular opinion is hardly a useful metric of a leader's effectiveness. Many historians have revised their opinion of her.
     
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    both of them were poor ruler... at least Richard was a great solider if a poor king. John had neither.
     
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    I mean the most interesting doesn't always mean the best ruler of the civilization. Kristina definitely comes to mind, but I like her leading Sweden.
    Sure it's hard to top Sejong the Great but that doesn't mean they shouldn't branch out from time to time.

    Which is probably a reason why we got their mother Eleanor, because they obviously couldn't decide on which brother. :mischief:
     
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    they should've used king Muyeol of Silla. He was one who almost united Korean peninsula in fact he defeated ancient kingdom of baekje and almost defeated Goguryeo. ( granted it was his son Munmu who finalized the conquest) They should've used him as a representation of Korea if they wanted leaders from Sillia.
     
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    Modern historical consensus is that John was an effective administrator with a lot of personality flaws that were exaggerated by succeeding chroniclers. In particular, the excessive taxation he was notorious for was the fault of his brother's irresponsible crusading. Much like Cleopatra, John was dealt a bad hand that no amount of skill could have rectified (though he had considerable less skill at making the best of a bad hand than Cleopatra did). As for Richard, the man spent only a few months of his reign in his own realm; that de facto makes him a bad king who is only fondly remembered for his crusade stories.
     
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    A bit off topic since he is not in civ6, but Enrico Dandolo lol. Leading an army in person when you're almost 90 years old and blind as a bat is apparently very cool to me. I always imagine a Hollywood film about the fourth crusade where Ian McKellen plays Dandolo :D
     
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    With a name like that you don't even need to say words to know which leader is your favorite
    Except that you have the iroquois profile picture lol
    Not much of the nations are interesting in civ 6, so I'll probably pick Shaka. I never knew this nation before civ and generally impis are cool
     
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    Mansa Musa.

    So according to Musa, he obtained the throne when the Mansa who preceded him randomly decided to proclaim Musa as regent, sailed away across the Atlantic, and never returned. Which is a bit convenient if you ask me. (though if Musa’s tale is true it opens up the slim possibility that Mali discovered America, but I digress)

    Which makes you wonder if there’s something more sinister behind that jolly and generous guy who invites you to celebrate your vast riches together.

    (btw if you’re actually interested in learning more about Mansa Musa, check out this podcast)
     
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    Darius approves.

    It might explain why his laugh makes me want to straight up murder him. :p
     

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