The WORST episodes of Kingdom (2012)

Every episode of Kingdom (2012) ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Kingdom (2012)!

In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi.

Last Updated: 1/28/2023Network:NHK
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Wang Yi Takes the Field!
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6.89
18 votes

#1 - Wang Yi Takes the Field!

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 1/21/2013

The original 100-man Fei Xin Force is down to 36 men, and Zhao's generals are closing in. However, morning has dawned, and Wang Yi is on the move.

The Rebellion's Conclusion
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6.93
15 votes

#2 - The Rebellion's Conclusion

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/25/2022

Lao Ai, the man who orchestrated the uprising, must finally reap what he's sown. The Queen Dowager makes a last-ditch plea at her lover's hearing.

Wang Yi and Liao
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6.95
19 votes

#3 - Wang Yi and Liao

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 2/11/2013

Nine years ago, Wang Yi, Lord Changwen, and Liao shared a secret with the King that altered the course of one woman's life and death.

The Tides Of War Suddenly Turn
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7.00
16 votes

#4 - The Tides Of War Suddenly Turn

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 12/17/2012

Xin has his first taste of fame, and Meng Wu is back to leading the Qin offensive. Will it go the same way as the last one, or does Meng Wu have a trick up his sleeve?

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The Cursed Prince
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7.06
18 votes

#5 - The Cursed Prince

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/20/2013

Zheng tells Xiang about his days as a young hostage in Zhao, and about the unexpected people called upon to get him safely back to the Kingdom of Qin.

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Zheng and Zi Xia
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7.06
17 votes

#6 - Zheng and Zi Xia

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/27/2013

The flashback to young Zheng's escape from hostile Zhao to his Qin homeland reveals the startling effects of the mental and physical abuse he'd endured.

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A Dream Nation
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7.07
14 votes

#7 - A Dream Nation

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/21/2022

Xin pushes onward to Xianyang's Inner Palace as Xiang and Yang are taken to safety. Lü Buwei explains his views to Zheng and how he would rule Qin.

An Encounter with Destiny
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7.15
33 votes

#8 - An Encounter with Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/11/2012

Xin discovers Ying Zheng, the young King of Qin, who's fleeing his half-brother's uprising. But when Piao's killer arrives to murder Ying Zheng, Xin, who's learned that Piao died serving as Zheng's stand-in, must decide which to help and which to kill.

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A New Nation
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7.18
11 votes

#9 - A New Nation

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/10/2022

The plans of the Queen-Dowager and her lover Lao Ai soon come to light: the foundation of a new state, within Qin itself. The affront is such that it calls for a response equal to it.

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Our One Shot at Victory
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7.20
15 votes

#10 - Our One Shot at Victory

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/28/2022

Zheng refutes his chancellor's notion of ideal government and articulates his reasons for a united Middle Kingdom. Xin gets turned around in Xianyang.

Pang Nuan, God of War
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7.21
19 votes

#11 - Pang Nuan, God of War

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/26/2012

Xin y sus compañeros marchan a la guerra de nuevo. Esta vez será el gran general Wang Yi quien esté al frente. Mientras tanto, el palacio sospecha que existe una razón detrás por la cual Wang Yi decidió participar en esta batalla en particular.

Movement in Xianyang
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7.22
9 votes

#12 - Movement in Xianyang

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/3/2022

Zhao's military minds ponder the aftermath of the Battle at Zhuyong. A powerful figure visits the Royal Court to stake a claim on the new Qin outpost.

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The Clever General vs. the Daring General
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7.24
21 votes

#13 - The Clever General vs. the Daring General

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/29/2012

Lord Biao and Wu Qing are both fighting all-out, and whoever wins this one-on-one battle also wins the war.

The Fei Xin Force on the Run
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7.25
20 votes

#14 - The Fei Xin Force on the Run

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 1/14/2013

The Fei Xin Force scatters, running deep into the mountains with Wan Ji in hot pursuit. This time they're on a self-assigned mission: protect their leader at all costs.

The Meaning of a General
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7.29
24 votes

#15 - The Meaning of a General

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/22/2012

Xin has his very first conversation with a true general, and Wu Qing of Wei and Lord Biao of Qin are finally batting each other in earnest.

Commanding Generals Face to Face
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7.29
17 votes

#16 - Commanding Generals Face to Face

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 2/4/2013

Wang Yi and Pang Nuan begin their showdown at last. Meanwhile, Lord Changwen tells Zheng the truth about Liao.

The Six Great Generals' Whereabouts
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7.31
13 votes

#17 - The Six Great Generals' Whereabouts

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/2/2022

Qin goes right back to the battlefield. Wa Lin is tapped to help the troubled nation of Chu. The young commanders discuss the next Six Great Generals.

River-Crossing Battle
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7.33
12 votes

#18 - River-Crossing Battle

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/7/2022

The Fei Xin Force meets up with allies before a pitched battle across a key river. Troops descend on Xianyang as Xiang recalls Zheng's parting words.

A Tempestuous Feast
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7.39
18 votes

#19 - A Tempestuous Feast

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2013

Xin confronts Li Mu, the man who orchestrated Wang Yi's battlefield defeat, while Diao touches base with Kaine. Zheng reveals his future plans.

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The Man Who Was Nothing
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7.40
10 votes

#20 - The Man Who Was Nothing

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/17/2022

Wang Ben and Xin are rewarded for their actions in Zhuyong as Ai grows ever stronger. Lao Ai reflects on the path his life has taken to this point.

An Evening Story
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7.41
17 votes

#21 - An Evening Story

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/5/2012

Xin learns some things about Qiang Lei's past, and Diao has to make an important decision about the future.

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Wa Lin: A Spirited Woman
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7.42
19 votes

#22 - Wa Lin: A Spirited Woman

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/24/2021

A new commander takes over Chu's second army, bringing along a new strategy and a lot of confusion. The grotesque Cheng Hui of Han makes his move.

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The Path to Becoming a General
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7.42
26 votes

#23 - The Path to Becoming a General

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/9/2012

Xin hears a tale of Piao's heroism during Wang Yi's ambush, but he also learns that King Zheng has even fewer allies than he'd been told. With little time left to forestall a civil war, Zheng decides on a dangerous path, to seek out unlikely allies.

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Wang Yi's Flying Arrow
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7.44
18 votes

#24 - Wang Yi's Flying Arrow

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 12/10/2012

The Fei Xin Force is up against a brilliant tactician in their very first mission. Xin and his men may be good, but is Feng Ji better?

The Fearsome Folk of the Mountains
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7.45
22 votes

#25 - The Fearsome Folk of the Mountains

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/16/2012

Xin sets out into the western mountains with Zheng and his handful of soldiers, seeking the aid of the mountain king. The mountain folk, though, have little liking for flatlanders, and when he meets them, King Zheng is forced to make a perilous choice.

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