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Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon
Napoleon in the film
Napoleon-bonaparte
Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte
Full Name
Napoleon Bonaparte
Born
15 August 1769 Corsica, France
Known for
French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution
Home
The Smithsonian, Washington DC
Occupation
Emperor of the French
Portrayed by

Napoleon Bonaparte is a supporting antagonist in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. He was one of the right hand men of Kahmunrah, as a support for his project of conquest of the World. He is a short man wearing a big hat and a lot of medals on his uniform, complexed with its height, and speaking with a French accent.

Historical

Napoleon Bonaparte was the ruler, or rather "Emperor" of France after the French Revolution. He is known for being short and rotund although it is confirmed to be just a myth. He had a sister named Pauline who he greatly admired and was said to have possibly have a relationship with. His first wife was named Josefina who was later exiled. His second wife was from Austria. Notice it was the same as King Louis XVI and Marie-Antointheette. Napoleon enrolled at military school at 16. He was transferred to and eventually graduated from the L'Ecole Militaire, France's most prestigious military academy, starting out as a artillery officer. He seized power in France after its revolution from a coup d'état, eventually becoming emperor. During his reign, Napoleon made a number of reforms in the nation, some notable examples being the Bank of France, offering public education, and the Napoleonic Code. He also launched the Napoleonic Wars and successfully saved France from many European monarchist coalitions which were trying to destroy the legacy of the Revolution. He made of France the leading nation of Europe, dominating most of the continental territory, in which he diffused the ideas of the Revolution. Under Napoleon, France controlled places like Spain, the Italian Peninsula, Poland, and Germany. However, his empire collapsed after some costly mistakes, those being the Continental System, Peninsular War, and ultimately a failed invasion of Russia, which wiped out much of his army. He was exiled to the island of Elba off the coast of Italy, while the true king got into power. Though later Napoleon managed to get an army together and overthrow the king. He became ruler once more and held power for one hundred days. When the other European powers discovered his return, they immediately declared war to take down Napoleon. When he tried to recover his empire, Napoleon was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by the combined British and Prussian Forces lead by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Von Blucher. He was exiled to an island in the Atlantic Ocean where he stayed until his death.

Appearances

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

With Ivan the Terrible, Al Capone and their henchmen (gangsters, Streltsi, and hussards), Napoleon joined Kahmunrah. They don’t really see where the point is, but they understand they will be given a part of the world in exchange of their help.

Napoleon captures Larry Daley in the National Gallery of Art and brings him to Kahmunrah. He later sees him through a telescope with Amelia Earhart crossing the park. Kahmunrah, thinking they are trying to flee, sends his forces against them. They find Larry and Amelia in the Air & Space Museum, but they fail in the pursuit.

Napoleon is next seen along with Al Capone, Ivan, and their men returning to Kahmunrah with a bobble-headed Albert Einstein as a hostage prisoner having confessed the Tablet combination being (Pi). After a giant statue of Abraham Lincoln defeats Kahmunrah's army of falcon-headed warriors unleashed from the underworld through a gate opened by the Tablet, Kahmunrah orders Napoleon, Ivan, Al, and their men to attack Larry and his friends (those imprisoned and rescued by Amelia and those from the Smithsonian). When Larry tries to insert the Tablet back to "divide the house", Napoleon and the two other leaders confront him but Larry uses his clever wits to get them to fight amongst themselves about who is the boss who deserves the Tablet more.   

Trivia

  • He is played by the French actor Alain Chabat.
  • In the film, Napoleon was willing to work with Egyptians, Russians, and Americans, whom ironically were all enemies with Napoleon historically. Napoleon launched an invasion on Egypt to undermine Britain's access to India. Napoleon, in a failing attempt, invaded Russia, which was willing to trade with Britain, his enemy. Also, Napoleon got into hated relations with the United States, which was angry for the suppressant American sailors and merchants.

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