The 47 ronin of the dishonored Lord Asano first of all showed the character value of patience, which their leader lacked and which led to the tragic true heroic tale of the the 47 ronin. [Ronin means a samurai whose Lord has died dishonorably and whose family has been disinherited and removed from the ancestral home, which is confiscated by the emperor.] Another character value is loyalty. The Emperor honored the ronin for their loyalty to their master and to the cause of restoring his honor by eliminating his enemy. A character value equal to the first two is that of courage since their plan required much courage to execute to perfection as it was.