History BoisterousBruiser / RealLife

15th Nov '16 9:09:10 AM haxxr
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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]]. A favorite pastime during feasts was inventing short poems which either [[BadassBoast told about one's own accomplishments]] or insulted another as subtly and cleverly as possible. The proper way to answer such an insult was to counter it with a poem of your own. Someone pulling out a sword during such friendly banter was considered nothing but a brute, and as such not [[WarriorPoet a proper viking]].

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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]]. A favorite pastime during feasts was inventing short poems which either [[BadassBoast told about one's own accomplishments]] or [[TheRoast insulted another as subtly and cleverly as possible.possible]]. The proper way to answer such an insult was to counter it with a poem of your own. Someone pulling out a sword during such friendly banter was considered nothing but a brute, and as such not [[WarriorPoet a proper viking]].
8th Jul '16 9:03:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Among tennis players, Boris Becker is known as one. It was specially noticeable whenever he played against [[TheStoic Stefan Edberg]].

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* Among tennis players, the FieryRedhead Boris Becker is known as one. It was this, and it specially noticeable showed whenever he played against [[TheStoic Stefan Edberg]].
18th Aug '15 1:11:40 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Interestingly, Liu Bang, who founded the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing Han Dynasty]] of China was one of these, famously loving drink and fighting--and also being a really charismatic guy while drinking, leading barkeeps to pour him free drinks because of his positive effect on business. Despite this, Zhang Fei is more often remembered to be one.

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* Interestingly, Liu Bang, who founded the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing Han Dynasty]] of China was one of these, famously loving drink and fighting--and fighting -- and also being a really charismatic guy while drinking, leading barkeeps to pour him free drinks because of his positive effect on business. Despite this, Zhang Fei is more often remembered to be one.
29th Jun '15 10:27:32 AM Temmere
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* Charles Barkley was one of the biggest {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s in the NBA. He was an aggressive and physical player and was involved in several altercations both on and off the court (including, most unfortunately, an attempt to spit on a heckler and hitting a little girl instead). He was also gregarious and talkative, making the NBA's "All Interview Team" almost every year he was in the league. When the DreamTeam went to the Olympics in 1992, they were cautioned to stay in their hotel as much as possible due to death threats from terrorists. Barkley completely ignored these warnings and spent his evenings strolling around Barcelona, drinking and talking with the starstruck locals. When asked where his security was, he held up his fists and said, "This is my security."

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* Charles Barkley was one of the biggest {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s in the NBA. He was an aggressive and physical player and was involved in several altercations both on and off the court (including, most unfortunately, an attempt to spit on a heckler and hitting that hit a little girl instead). He was also gregarious and talkative, making the NBA's "All Interview Team" almost every year he was in the league. When the DreamTeam went to the Olympics in 1992, they were cautioned to stay in their hotel as much as possible due to death threats from terrorists. Barkley completely ignored these warnings and spent his evenings strolling around Barcelona, drinking and talking with the starstruck locals. When asked where his security was, he held up his fists and said, "This is my security."
8th Jun '15 9:15:15 PM karstovich2
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* There are an unusual number of US politicians with this reputation, possibly because the US has this reputation in general ({{Eagleland}}, Mixed Flavor). As Website/{{Cracked}} put it, the Europeans treat the US as the guy they get drunk with and say, "This guy! He might be a bit crazy, but you know, he's all right."

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* There are an unusual number of US politicians with this reputation, possibly because the US has this reputation in general ({{Eagleland}}, Mixed Flavor). As Website/{{Cracked}} put it, the Europeans treat the US as the guy they get drunk with and say, "This guy! He might be a bit crazy, but you know, he's all right." Americans for their part enjoy playing into it.
25th Mar '15 10:51:57 PM Eoppen
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* And UsefulNotes/EdwardIV was another...well over six feet tall, a terror on the battlefield, and also amiable, [[ReallyGetsAround famous for his mistresses]], and a party animal almost to his dying day. His grandson Henry VIII resembled him strongly when young.
10th Jan '15 12:48:36 PM karstovich2
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** Exhibit A vis-a-vis the real relationship between Europe and the US: [[http://imgur.com/aLn2EFe this image]] (made after the ''Charlie Hebdo'' attack in January 2015).
26th Nov '14 2:31:14 AM Patachou
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* Certain Caribbean pirates. Particularly Bart Roberts.

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* Certain Caribbean pirates. Particularly "Black" Bart Roberts.



* Mickey Rourke.
* John Goodman.
* King UsefulNotes/HenryVIII (the one with the six wives) was said to be one of these. To his friends, at least. To his enemies or to anyone whom he suspected of betraying him, he could be a total murderous bastard. Henry's BoisterousBruiser aspect often gets played up in portrayals of him, notably the version of him played by Creator/CharlesLaughton in ''The Private Life of Henry VIII''.
* Another English king, Charles II, also fits the trope: called the "Merry Monarch," Charles brought back color and, shall we say, ''joie de vivre'' back to England after years of stern Puritan rule. He loved a good joke (he's one of Britain's [[DeadpanSnarker snarkier]] monarchs) and a good drink, had an [[ReallyGetsAround obscene number of mistresses]] (producing many bastards with the surname [=FitzRoy=][[note]]Including the ancestor of the captain of HMS ''Beagle'' who asked UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin to come along on the famous trip to South America[[/note]]), and was often rumored to [[AnythingThatMoves have liaisons with men, as well]] (though he still had [[PetTheDog a soft spot]] for his wife Queen Catherine, standing by her side when she came under fire and when she became an IllGirl). He also enjoyed the theater (something else the Puritans had banned), and the RestorationComedy dates from the first decade or so of his reign.

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* Mickey Rourke.
Creator/MickeyRourke.
* John Goodman.
Creator/JohnGoodman.
* King UsefulNotes/HenryVIII (the one with the six wives) was said to be one of these. To his friends, at least. To his enemies or to anyone whom he suspected of betraying him, he could be a total murderous bastard. Henry's BoisterousBruiser aspect often gets played up in portrayals of him, notably the version of him played by Creator/CharlesLaughton in ''The Private Life of Henry VIII''.
''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfHenryVIII''.
* Another English king, Charles II, UsefulNotes/CharlesII, also fits the trope: called the "Merry Monarch," Charles brought back color and, shall we say, ''joie de vivre'' back to England after years of stern Puritan rule. He loved a good joke (he's one of Britain's [[DeadpanSnarker snarkier]] monarchs) and a good drink, had an [[ReallyGetsAround obscene number of mistresses]] (producing many bastards with the surname [=FitzRoy=][[note]]Including the ancestor of the captain of HMS ''Beagle'' who asked UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin to come along on the famous trip to South America[[/note]]), and was often rumored to [[AnythingThatMoves have liaisons with men, as well]] (though he still had [[PetTheDog a soft spot]] for his wife Queen Catherine, standing by her side when she came under fire and when she became an IllGirl). He also enjoyed the theater (something else the Puritans had banned), and the RestorationComedy dates from the first decade or so of his reign.
7th Nov '14 5:57:54 AM Patachou
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* '''BrianBlessed''' is a ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa5L8YjsiSk real life]]'' Boisterous Bruiser. Aside from being such a wild fun-loving self-confessed Yeti, he is also a 5th dan black belt and former junior boxing champion.

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* '''BrianBlessed''' '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' is a ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa5L8YjsiSk real life]]'' Boisterous Bruiser. Aside from being such a wild fun-loving self-confessed Yeti, he is also a 5th dan black belt and former junior boxing champion.



* Nikita Khrushchev ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possibly]]).

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* Nikita Khrushchev UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possibly]]).



* King HenryVIII (the one with the six wives) was said to be one of these. To his friends, at least. To his enemies or to anyone whom he suspected of betraying him, he could be a total murderous bastard. Henry's BoisterousBruiser aspect often gets played up in portrayals of him, notably the version of him played by Creator/CharlesLaughton in ''The Private Life of Henry VIII''.

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* King HenryVIII UsefulNotes/HenryVIII (the one with the six wives) was said to be one of these. To his friends, at least. To his enemies or to anyone whom he suspected of betraying him, he could be a total murderous bastard. Henry's BoisterousBruiser aspect often gets played up in portrayals of him, notably the version of him played by Creator/CharlesLaughton in ''The Private Life of Henry VIII''.



* Tsar PeterTheGreat of Russia.
* GeorgeWashington was this but as an avid social climber and aspiring gentleman, he worked hard to suppress his bruiser qualities.

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* Tsar PeterTheGreat UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat of Russia.
* GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was this but as an avid social climber and aspiring gentleman, he worked hard to suppress his bruiser qualities.
16th Oct '14 2:09:59 PM RainFairy
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* [[UsefulNotes/JosipBrozTito Josip Broz, better known as Tito.]] He liked to show off, and had an incredible constitution. During WorldWar2, he could march for really long distances without tiring, leaving his companions huffing and swearing as they forced themselves to keep up. [[BadassGrandpa And remember, he was around 50 years old then!]]
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