History BadassNormal / MythsAndReligion

19th Feb '17 1:03:49 AM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Theseus, legendary slayer of the Minotaur, was without any divine heritage, and thus a BadassNormal to be reckoned with. He also won over Hippolyta, queen over the Amazones in single combat and married her.
9th Sep '16 9:22:17 AM timotaka
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Patroclus' badassery is sadly under-appreciated. Not only is he completely mortal and not aided by any gods, but when he leads the Myrmidons into battle on Achilles' behalf, he beats the Trojans back from the ships, across the beach, and ''all the way to the walls of Troy'', slaying several god-assisted heroes on the way, including Sarpedon, who is the son of goddamn ''Zeus'' (though that isn't an incredibly difficult achievement). And then, when he tries to take Troy itself, it takes the physical intervention of Apollo to slow him down long enough for two -- two! -- Trojan heroes to finally kill him. He even tells Hector, just before the man delivers the killing blow, "You are only my third slayer." And you thought he was just Achilles' boyfriend.

to:

* Patroclus' badassery is sadly under-appreciated. Not only is he completely mortal and not aided by any gods, but when he leads the Myrmidons into battle on Achilles' behalf, he beats the Trojans back from the ships, across the beach, and ''all the way to the walls of Troy'', slaying several god-assisted heroes on the way, including Sarpedon, who is the son of goddamn ''Zeus'' (though ([[ReallyGetsAround though that isn't an incredibly difficult achievement).achievement]]). And then, when he tries to take Troy itself, it takes the physical intervention of Apollo to slow him down long enough for two -- two! -- Trojan heroes to finally kill him. He even tells Hector, just before the man delivers the killing blow, "You are only my third slayer." And you thought he was just Achilles' boyfriend.



----

to:

----
24th Sep '15 9:44:56 PM CommandoDude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Beowulf, from the ancient English epic ''{{literature/Beowulf}}'', a nordic hero who slays monsters and becomes king without any divine aid or even mythic weapons. He pretends to be asleep when the monster Grendel attacks the human village who called for his aid so he can surprise it, and decides to rip the giant's arm off with his bare hands. He goes on to kill its mother and then later a dragon, before succumbing to his wounds in his last fight.

to:

* Beowulf, from the ancient English epic ''{{literature/Beowulf}}'', ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', a nordic hero who slays monsters and becomes king without any divine aid or even mythic weapons. He pretends to be asleep when the monster Grendel attacks the human village who called for his aid so he can surprise it, and decides to rip the giant's arm off with his bare hands. He goes on to kill its mother and then later a dragon, before succumbing to his wounds in his last fight.
24th Sep '15 9:43:29 PM CommandoDude
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Beowulf, from the ancient English epic ''{{literature/Beowulf}}'', a nordic hero who slays monsters and becomes king without any divine aid or even mythic weapons. He pretends to be asleep when the monster Grendel attacks the human village who called for his aid so he can surprise it, and decides to rip the giant's arm off with his bare hands. He goes on to kill its mother and then later a dragon, before succumbing to his wounds in his last fight.
25th Dec '14 10:04:04 AM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* From Norse Myth, we have Sigurd, who had Achilles-like invulnerability after bathing in dragon's blood (complete with the single vulnerable spot, on his back). But he still had to singlehandedly slay that dragon

to:

* From Norse Myth, we have Sigurd, who had Achilles-like invulnerability after bathing in dragon's blood (complete with the single vulnerable spot, on his back). But he still had to singlehandedly slay that dragondragon.
* Also from Norse Myth is Thjalfi, a farmer's son who became Thor's servant. He slew the nine leagues wide giant Mokkerkalfe by himself, and just barely lost a race against the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Thought.
13th Apr '14 4:50:26 AM AdamMossman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* From Norse Myth, we have Sigurd, who had Achilles-like invulnerability after bathing in dragon's blood (complete with the single vulnerable spot, on his back). But he still had to singlehandedly slay that dragon
1st Feb '14 12:35:53 PM fbiuzz
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Diomedes, This guy had not a drop of godly blood in his bones, and he is considered the second greatest greek warrior during the Trojan War (when you considered that the Greatest is an invulnerable demigod that is saying a lot). Manage to defeat Ajax in a wrestling match and defeat both Hector and Aeneas. He is considered as intelligent as Odysseus (his name actually means God-like Cunning). He also manage to INJURE not one but TWO gods, and survive an encounter with a third. Also he is one of the few who manage to make it home alive (though he was later banished by his cheating wife). And eventually sailed to Italy and founded several cities.
19th Jun '13 7:05:40 AM Andyzero
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Jason; leader of the Argonauts, was completely human and was ''not'' descended from the gods.
27th Mar '13 10:29:06 PM LoboGuara5bruxaria
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Achilles's father. Because any son that Thetis bore would be stronger than his father, Zeus set her up with a rather weak mortal. He held onto Thetis, and in order to shake him off, she changed into several hideous forms but he continued to hold on through sheer determination. Thetis was so impressed with this she consented to marrying him - and Achilles ''certainly'' became much stronger than his father!

to:

* Achilles's father. Because any son that Thetis bore would be stronger than his father, Zeus set her up with a rather weak mortal. He held onto Thetis, and in order to shake him off, she [[OneWingedAngel changed into several hideous forms forms]] but he continued to hold on through sheer determination. Thetis was so impressed with this she consented to marrying him - and Achilles ''certainly'' became much stronger than his father!
22nd Mar '13 3:30:25 PM VPhantom
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Atalanta. Unusual for an Ancient Greek hero in that she has no divine parent and also the fact that [[ActionGirl she's a girl]]. Left to die because her father wanted a son, she survived, [[RaisedByWolves grew up in the wilderness]] raised by a [[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]], she was [[AttemptedRape attacked]] by two centaurs at the same time, and killed them both. She later joined a group of heroes (most of them the sons of gods) in the hunt of the [[FullBoarAction Calydonian boar]], a giant monster sent by Artemis and was the first to wound it. When she was reunited with her father, he told her she had to marry. She agreed, but would only marry a man who beat her at a footrace. She was beaten, but her opponent, Melanion, had to get help from Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. According to some sources, she was even one of the Argonauts!

to:

* Atalanta. Unusual for an Ancient Greek hero in that she has no divine parent and also the fact that [[ActionGirl she's a girl]]. Left to die because her father wanted a son, she survived, [[RaisedByWolves grew up in the wilderness]] raised by a [[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]], {{bear|sAreBadNews}}, she was [[AttemptedRape attacked]] by two centaurs at the same time, and killed them both. She later joined a group of heroes (most of them the sons of gods) in the hunt of the [[FullBoarAction Calydonian boar]], a giant monster sent by Artemis and was the first to wound it. When she was reunited with her father, he told her she had to marry. She agreed, but would only marry a man who beat her at a footrace. She was beaten, but her opponent, Melanion, had to get help from Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. According to some sources, she was even one of the Argonauts!
This list shows the last 10 events of 17. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=BadassNormal.MythsAndReligion