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Who is a historical figure that’s seen as a hero in one culture but as a villain in another?

There’s lots…

Vladimir Lenin is seen as as hero in Russia but a villain in the West

Kim Il Sung is the eternal leader of North Korea and worshipped there, but a villain everywhere else

Mao Zedong is seen as mostly a good figure in Chinese culture, but a mass murderer in the West

Che Guevara is seen as a communist matyr, but as a psychopath in non communist countries

Alexander the Great is seen as a hero in Greek/Western culture but as a barbarian in Persia

Genghis Khan is seen as a brilliant conqueror by Mongolians and somewhat by the West but as a brutal murderer in the countries he conquered

Napoleon is seen as a hero and brilliant military tactician in France but a mass murdering despot in the countries he invaded

Winston Churchill is seen as an icon in British culture but a mass murderer by the Indians

Christopher Columbus is a hero to much of the Spanish and Europeans, but seen as a mass murderer by native Americans

Andrew Jackson was a hero of most of the working class population of the US back in the 1800s but in modern times is considered a mass murderer

Abraham Lincoln was the savior of the United States but an enemy to the Confederate States

Donald Trump is seen as one of the best Presidents ever by certain Americans, but is reviled almost everywhere else except Russia

I mean this list can really go on and on.. there’s very few people that are almost universally liked and disliked (Hitler comes up as an example who is almost universally disliked)

What is the greatest RPG of all time and why?

Here’s my top 20

  1. Chrono Trigger (forever a place in my heart, i’d still play it over and over every day)
  2. Final Fantasy VI
  3. Mother 3
  4. Persona 5
  5. Golden Sun
  6. Pokemon Gold & Silver (the best generation IMO)
  7. Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
  8. Terranigma
  9. Fallout New Vegas
  10. Seiken Dentsetsu 3
  11. Ultima IV
  12. Star Ocean
  13. Phantasy Star
  14. Grandia II
  15. Mass Effect 2
  16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  17. Baldur’s Gate II
  18. Dragon Quest VIII
  19. Live a Live
  20. Ys: Oath of Felghana

Which NBA teams have had the worst luck in their history?

Portland Trailblazers.

-They had arguably (or at least tied with Anthony Bennett) the worst #1 draft pick in NBA history in Larue Martin in the early 70s

-had a legit superstar in Bill Walton – but only 2 healthy years of him

-then selected Sam Bowie before Michael Jordan in the 80s

-then had Arvydas Sabonis (one of the greatest international players ever) come into the team very late after his prime even though they already drafted him years before

-then bombed out with Greg Oden who was selected before Kevin Durant

-then had Brandon Roy succumb to a knee disease

You can’t get much more unlucky than that