History Characters / CelticMythology

27th Feb '17 1:49:08 PM Cieloazul
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* CarryABigStick: Has a magic club which could kill nine men with a single strike.
* InstrumentOfMurder: His magic harp, Uaithne. Not only its music alone could kill, it supposedly came flying to Dagda's hands every time he called it smashing all the people and things it found in its way.



* HumanoidAbomination: Even when in human form , he is described in the Táin as having Multicolored Hair, four multicolored dimples in each cheek, seven pupils in each eye, and seven clawed fingers and toes on each hand/foot. He also has blood ties to the [[TheFairFolk Fomorians]]. Then there's his [[LovecraftianSuperpower Warp]] [[OneWingedAngel spasm]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: Even when in human form , form, he is described in the Táin as having Multicolored Hair, four multicolored dimples in each cheek, seven pupils in each eye, and seven clawed fingers and toes on each hand/foot. He also has blood ties to the [[TheFairFolk Fomorians]]. Then there's his [[LovecraftianSuperpower Warp]] [[OneWingedAngel spasm]]



* HulkingOut: His ríastrad or warp spasm. Actually, despite the horrifyingly lavish descriptions we enjoy about his spasms, it is unknown what specifical skills or advantages they gave to him (aside from, you know, turning him scary-looking enough to make everybody sane fly away). It is likely, however, that it increased in some way his strength, speed, toughness or all of it, and a proof of it is that his already respectable body counts usually skyrocketed after he transformed.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Although the real name is Setanta while Cu Chulainn means "The hound of Chulainn" (a title he got after killing Chulainn's hound and taking its place)

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Although the real name is Setanta while Cu Chulainn means "The hound of Chulainn" (a title he got after killing Chulainn's hound and taking its place)
26th Feb '17 11:50:59 PM gewunomox
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-->"''Cuchulainn was an unstoppable warrior hero in Irish legend who was renowned throughout the British Isles for his unmatched prowess in combat, his superhuman deeds, his JustinTimberlake-like good looks and his infamous "Warp Spasm" - a violent bloodthirsty berserker rage which caused his face to contort into hideous positions, made his hair to stand up on end, and prompted one of his eyes to bulge out of his head.''" (From his Website/BadassOfTheWeek page.)

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-->"''Cuchulainn was an unstoppable warrior hero in Irish legend who was renowned throughout the British Isles for his unmatched prowess in combat, his superhuman deeds, his JustinTimberlake-like Music/JustinTimberlake-like good looks and his infamous "Warp Spasm" - a violent bloodthirsty berserker rage which caused his face to contort into hideous positions, made his hair to stand up on end, and prompted one of his eyes to bulge out of his head.''" (From his Website/BadassOfTheWeek page.)
3rd Feb '17 3:31:52 AM JustTroper
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* SageLoveInterest: A wise female that tended to speak in riddles nobody could understand. In Cuchulainn, she finally met her match.
22nd Jan '17 10:30:07 PM Sharysa
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* [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman World's Most Beautiful Man]]: Snatched the title out from under Fionn.

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* [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman World's Most Beautiful Man]]: Snatched the title out from under Fionn.
Fionn. Although it helped that Fionn was getting on in years by the time Diarmuid joined the Fianna.
27th Oct '16 3:22:01 PM DustSnitch
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TheAce of the gods, associated with the sun ([[ScienceMarchesOn according to Victorian archaeologists, anyways]]), fertility, and [[{{Badass}} liberating Ireland from the monster Balor]]. Not much is known past that, but he ''did'' have a fling with his hot midwife when she helped his wife give birth safely--the midwife in turn had Cuchulainn, Ireland's greatest hero, and the rest is (alleged) history. He is sometimes considered to be the Morrigan's husband, due to both deities being powerful warriors associated with, well, ''fertility''.

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TheAce of the gods, associated with the sun ([[ScienceMarchesOn according to Victorian archaeologists, anyways]]), fertility, and [[{{Badass}} liberating Ireland from the monster Balor]].Balor. Not much is known past that, but he ''did'' have a fling with his hot midwife when she helped his wife give birth safely--the midwife in turn had Cuchulainn, Ireland's greatest hero, and the rest is (alleged) history. He is sometimes considered to be the Morrigan's husband, due to both deities being powerful warriors associated with, well, ''fertility''.



* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: He's (possibly) married to ''the Morrígan,'' of all people. Then again, [[NotSoDifferent they]] [[ReallyGetsAround have]] ''[[{{Badass}} a couple]]'' of things in common...[[note]]Followers of both gods emphatically state that they can't stand each other, and this was most likely a Wiccan influence.[[/note]]

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* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: He's (possibly) married to ''the Morrígan,'' of all people. Then again, [[NotSoDifferent they]] [[ReallyGetsAround have]] ''[[{{Badass}} a couple]]'' ''a couple'' of things in common...[[note]]Followers of both gods emphatically state that they can't stand each other, and this was most likely a Wiccan influence.[[/note]]



* {{Flanderization}}: For [[DarkerAndEdgier some reason]], Goths view her as a [[BrokenBird misunderstood]] and [[TheHighQueen regal persona]] rather than the {{Badass}}, [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]], [[DisproportionateRetribution insanely vengeful]] figure she is in myth.

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* {{Flanderization}}: For [[DarkerAndEdgier some reason]], Goths view her as a [[BrokenBird misunderstood]] and [[TheHighQueen regal persona]] rather than the {{Badass}}, badass, [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]], [[DisproportionateRetribution insanely vengeful]] figure she is in myth.



* {{Badass}}: This is the guy who tied his spilled intestines to a rock so he could keep standing and killed someone AFTER he died. Definitely extremely badass.



* AlasPoorVillain: Consider the deeds of the {{Badass}} DarkActionGirl in her lifetime. Then consider that she was taken down by a piece of cheese while she was taking a bath.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Consider the deeds of the {{Badass}} DarkActionGirl in her lifetime. Then consider that she was taken down by a piece of cheese while she was taking a bath.



* DarkActionGirl: Defeated all her siblings in combat to prove herself {{Badass}}, or so she boasts to her husband as they duel with their egos across the pillows. Not an UnusualEuphemism, as it turns out. She also murdered a pregnant woman and later waged one of the most epic wars in Irish legend to steal a bull (still not an UnusualEuphemism) so she'd be more wealthy than her husband.

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* DarkActionGirl: Defeated all her siblings in combat to prove herself {{Badass}}, badass, or so she boasts to her husband as they duel with their egos across the pillows. Not an UnusualEuphemism, as it turns out. She also murdered a pregnant woman and later waged one of the most epic wars in Irish legend to steal a bull (still not an UnusualEuphemism) so she'd be more wealthy than her husband.
15th Sep '16 7:48:24 PM Sharysa
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Cu Chulainn is listed in "The Courting of Emer" as having exactly three faults: "that he was too young and smooth-faced, so that young men who did not know him would be laughing at him, that he was too daring, and that he was too beautiful." Of course, this was less of a problem for ''him'' than it was for just about every other man in Ulster, who unanimously decided they needed to get him hitched before he ended up bedding half the populace. [[ReallyGetsAround It didn't work]].

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Cu Chulainn is listed in "The Courting of Emer" as having exactly three faults: "that he was too young and smooth-faced, so that young men who did not know him would be laughing at him, that he was too daring, and that he was too beautiful." Of course, this was less of a problem for ''him'' than it was for just about every other man in Ulster, who unanimously decided they needed to get him hitched before he ended up bedding half the populace. [[ReallyGetsAround It didn't work]].
14th Aug '16 10:42:35 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* NiceGuy: The kindest of Fionn's ''fiann.

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* NiceGuy: The kindest of Fionn's ''fiann.''fiann''.


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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: His BeautyMark made all women who gaze upon him fall madly in love with him. This later ends up killing him because of injuries he suffered from a boar and Fionn wasn't able to heal him with the magic spring water, as Fionn's jealousy abour Diarmuid stealing Grainn from him caused him to he spill the water from the magic healing spring twice, and while he didn't splill it the third time, Diarmuid succumbed to his wounds by the time Fionn returned to him.
23rd Jul '16 11:24:26 AM nombretomado
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-->"''Cuchulainn was an unstoppable warrior hero in Irish legend who was renowned throughout the British Isles for his unmatched prowess in combat, his superhuman deeds, his JustinTimberlake-like good looks and his infamous "Warp Spasm" - a violent bloodthirsty berserker rage which caused his face to contort into hideous positions, made his hair to stand up on end, and prompted one of his eyes to bulge out of his head.''" (From his BadassOfTheWeek page.)

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-->"''Cuchulainn was an unstoppable warrior hero in Irish legend who was renowned throughout the British Isles for his unmatched prowess in combat, his superhuman deeds, his JustinTimberlake-like good looks and his infamous "Warp Spasm" - a violent bloodthirsty berserker rage which caused his face to contort into hideous positions, made his hair to stand up on end, and prompted one of his eyes to bulge out of his head.''" (From his BadassOfTheWeek Website/BadassOfTheWeek page.)
11th Jul '16 9:48:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: The archetypal ginger, described as a lanky, heavily freckled man with curly, bright-red hair
12th May '16 11:56:10 AM Sharysa
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* {{Expy}}: Diarmuid mirrors Naoise in many ways, particularly in his fate [[MurderTheHypotenuse fate]].

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* {{Expy}}: Diarmuid mirrors Naoise in many ways, particularly in his fate [[MurderTheHypotenuse fate]].
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