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    Who is the best character in CK2?

    The one with the best stats and that did a lot in history. Any thoughts?

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    Friedrich II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Jerusalem. He was called stupor mundi by his contemporaries. How much cooler can you get?
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    I rather like Robert Guiscard de Hauteville, the Duke of Apulia and Calabria.

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    I really like Harald Hardrada King of Norway in 1066 start. His achievements were'nt that amazing, but he have a really badass history. Commander of the Varangian Guard, King of Norway and pretender to the Danish and English thrones, and killed on the battlefield. The Last Great Viking he is often called. His story would make a cool movie I think

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    Statswise and for a gameplay perspective, in 1066 I'd have to say Matilda.
    We all know her for marriage purpose and yet she is quite an interesting character in History :

    Her wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Tuscany

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    Best is subjective, but I would have to give my vote to stupor mundi as well, no idea what his stats in-game are, but I think he is probably the most impressive human being to have lived during the CK2 time-frame.
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    You didn't specify that it had to be a ruler so I say El Cid. Great stats and, I believe, the highest marshal score of any character in the game. Beyond that, one of the most famous and interesting figures of the time.

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    Richard Lionheart, 3rd Crusade. Or Sal-ah-din-same period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayfox View Post
    You didn't specify that it had to be a ruler so I say El Cid. Great stats and, I believe, the highest marshal score of any character in the game. Beyond that, one of the most famous and interesting figures of the time.
    In what year do you find him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASPGolan View Post
    In what year do you find him?
    1066, he is Marshall in castille, also in one of the later start dates i think he have a county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n000b View Post
    1066, he is Marshall in castille, also in one of the later start dates i think he have a county.
    He's an independent Count of Valencia from 1094 to 1098. I started my very first game as him, got my 200 soldiers and my little county smashed by 3000 angry muslim warriors.

    Game Over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASPGolan View Post
    In what year do you find him?
    Rodrigo di Vivar, Valencia 1094, he is independant, 1096 he is a vassal of Castille.

    He is also the marshall of Castile in 1066.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanza View Post
    Friedrich II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Jerusalem. He was called stupor mundi by his contemporaries. How much cooler can you get?
    But he mostly failed as far as politics are considered, at least inside the HRE and Italy. So he would have a high learning score, but a medicore stewartship and diplomacy score.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevUK View Post
    Richard Lionheart, 3rd Crusade. Or Sal-ah-din-same period.
    What exactly did he achieve? Apart form getting imprisoned, nearly losing his realm about it and being a prick as a son and father?


    No, as far as military achievements are considered, Timur would probably the "best" character.

    As far as politics and inner stability are considered, it would probably be Sala ad-Din, who founded a stable realm out of nothing, that resisted the three big European powers, even so it would crumble under his heirs.

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    As a French who studied history, I would have to say Philip II.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_France

    His consolidation of royal demesne was a huge step for France history. French vassals were too powerful, the King couldn't do much and didn't have such great power before. Philip II changed that. He player a major role in the formation of the France as a centralized state around Paris, which remains today in the way France is organized.

    And when he defeated both the English King and the Emperor at Bouvines in 1214, it created a first feeling of being part of a kingdom in France, not just being a peasant of some village. Kind of a little birth of patriotism, even if it was directed towards the King, and not the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tufto View Post
    Alexios Komnenos people? Come on.
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