If you could assemble a small group of people from all of history to bring together a sort of real-life avengers team to represent and fight for humanity, who would you choose?
Alexander the Great
Võ Nguyên Giáp
Bismarck and Tito as statesmen
This reminds me of the time it happened in real life.
Here's Sir Edmund Hillary (second on the left) and Neil Armstrong (far right) on the North Pole. Also present are Steve Fosset (adventurer, first to fly a balloon around the world) and Patrick Morrow who was the first to climb on the highest mountain of each continent.
Guatavus Adolphus, the ultimate monarchist and Oliver Cromwell, the ultimate anti-monarchist to put aside their differences and team up in an unlikely partnership to stoically solve 15th century murder mysteries.
team leader - General Adrian Carton de Wiart
the oddball - Jack "Mad Jack" Churchill
the sniper - Simo Häyhä
the young gun - Audie Murphy
the medic - Desmond Doss
the Gurkha - Lachhiman Gurung
the spy/token female - Krystyna Skarbek
In the climax they fight Michael WIttman in his tank. More characters appear in the sequel and the entire cinematic universe is built around that.
What are they fighting? I'd probably just take the most accomplished modern spec ops team and let them be it.
What are Napoleon and Caesar going to do but argue about antiquated tactics once Napoleon is done jizzing himself at the sight of his husbando?
Maximinus Thrax as Hulk
Harald Hardrade as Thor
Augustus as Captain America
Leonardo da Vinci as Iron Man
(can't think of any women)
>George Patton - leader who unites the team
>Tsubodai - field leader
>Andrew Jackson - old hickory
>Cherokee Bill - lone wolf gunslinger who doesn't want to join the team, but has to because he wants revenge or some shit
>Julius Caesar - cocky bastard who wants to be leader
>Macho Man Randy Savage - combat specialist
Random scientists from the future.
Even geniuses from the past like Plato would be as ignorant as your average highschool dropout now,people who pick figures from the past are not very insightful.
Plato was ignorant, but he was smart. A highschool student today may know more than what the wise people of the past do but the average dropout is too braindead to actually apply anything they know or to figure out new things.
King Ferdinand II
Queen Isabella I
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
St. James the Elder
Tomás de Torquemada
Godfrey of Bouillon
Raymond IV of Toulouse
Pope Urban II
Plato would die of old age before applying his inteligence,there is a lot of things he would need to learn from scratch and a lot of things he thought were truths he would need to unlearn.
Bringing researchers from the future would get a load of shit done from the start.
"Mad" Jack Churchill
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar "El Cid"
Saito Musashibo Benkei
Isa ibn Maryam
Khalid ibn al-Walid
Hassan ibn Ali
Hussein ibn Ali
I included only men I consider to be both pragmatic in a physical sense, as well as idealistic. If I considered solely theoretically-minded individuals there would probably be far more on my list.