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3rd May '17 10:26:44 AM mois
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* 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.
* 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.

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* 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 a 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.
* 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.
26th Feb '17 6:13:28 PM MasterFuzzy
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* 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.

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* Theseus, legendary slayer of the Minotaur, was may have been without any divine heritage, heritage (although some sources say that he was a son of Poseidon), and thus a BadassNormal to be reckoned with. He also won over Hippolyta, queen over the Amazones in single combat and married her. her.
** He and Heracles also literally WalkIntoMordor (well, Hades, if you want to be pedantic).
19th Feb '17 1:03:49 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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.



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24th Sep '15 9:44:56 PM CommandoDude
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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
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* 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

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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* Jason; leader of the Argonauts, was completely human and was ''not'' descended from the gods.
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