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Tuğril Mahmut
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Alias Golden Eagle General
Vital statistics
Date of Birth 1 June
Age 17 years old (Chapter 1)

19 years old (Chapter 81)

Birthplace Tughril Village, Turkiye Stratocracy
Physical attributes
Gender Male
Eye Color Baby blue
Hair Color Blonde
Personal status
Status Active
Relatives Sehir Halil (adoptive grandfather)

Mahmut's Mother (mother)

Professional status
Nationality Turkish
Affiliation Turkiye Stratocracy, Triparte Alliance
Occupation Pasha

Idare of Chielo Province

Base of Operations Turkiye Stratocracy
First appearance
Manga Shoukoku no Altair: Chapter 1

Tughril Mahmut is the main protagonist of the story. He is known as a prodigy, being Turkiye's youngest pasha in its history at 17 years old.

As from chapter 77 of the manga, he is officially Chielo's Idare, or governor, making his rank equivalent to a vizier.

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Appearance Edit

Mahmut is a teenager with a fair stature. He has neck-length blonde hair that curl up at the tips framing his face, usually covering his left eye. He also has soft face features befitting his young age and innocence, with baby blue eyes, and a small nose. His usual garb consists of a white salvar (trousers) and black-collared white inner shirt, a red yelek (short robe) and a pair of black cedik (boots), which all have circular golden linings on them except for the trousers. In formal occasions, he wears a red-white coloured turban. 

He is considered beautiful by some characters, beautiful enough to cross dress as a woman when situation demands so. Even Sultan Balaban had considered to recruit him into his yeniçeri (janissary) because of this.

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Personality Edit

Generally, Mahmut is a nice and smart person with a strong sense of justice, but has strong impulsive tendencies, so much that he bordered on naive at his first appearance. As the story progressed, he slowly began to gain wisdom and became more careful in taking action, even though his naivety still shows.

In one of the 50 fan questions posted on the fanbook, Katou Kotono stated that Mahmut is actually more of a hard worker than he is a natural genius, which is quite different from what presumed all these times by people in-universe.

Plot Edit

History Edit

Mahmut enjoyed happy, simple life in Tughril Village with his mother until he was 5 years old, 12 years from the main storyline, when a war between Turkiye Stratocracy and its hostile neighbour, Baltrhein Empire, broke out. This war devastated Tughril Village, killing all of its villagers except Mahmut and Iskandar, his domesticated eagle, who had been hidden in an urn by his mother. Later, Halil found him at the ruined village and adopted him, promising not to leave him alone. This tragedy fueled Mahmut's desire to become a pasha, so that he won't lose anyone precious anymore because of war.  

Main Story Edit


Mahmut's main power lies in his bright mind, which has saved Turkiye several times. Even so, one also can't underestimate him in a sword battle, since he's very skillful in using many kinds of weapons (although not to Abiriga's level) available. Despite his small stature, he's also a very talented horse rider, as demonstrated in chapter 83 when he successfully rode on an extremely steep cliff.  

Major Battles Edit


Trivia Edit

  • He is most likely loosely based on Ottoman's two historical figures: Sultan Mehmed II, Ottoman's sultan at the time of Fall of Constantinople and Mahmud Pasha Angelovic, Zagan Pasha's successor as Grand Vizier, and later, Kapudan Pasha; the navy's commander. Both existed during the same time period.
  • His name Mahmut is alternatively transliterated as Mahmud.
    • These names share the same root word as the name Muhammad, both meaning "praise".
  • Tughril can be seen wearing similar outfits to the Yeniçeri's clothing in Volume 12 and 17, particularly in Volume 3, sharing strong resemblances.
  • Tughril and Kara Kanat Suleyman are the only two existing characters from Tughril Clan.


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