History Comicstrip / PrinceValiant

19th Nov '17 11:54:06 AM TheMorlock
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Val has a habit of witnessing and influencing major events in history and Arthurian mythology, often without fully comprehending their significance.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Val has a habit of witnessing and influencing major events in history and Arthurian mythology, often without fully comprehending their significance.
19th Nov '17 11:53:26 AM TheMorlock
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Val has a habit of witnessing and influencing major events in history and Arthurian mythology, often without fully comprehending their significance.
19th Nov '17 11:51:00 AM TheMorlock
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* GodGuise: Aleta is mistaken for a sun goddess by Native Americans who have never seen a blonde woman before. She plays along for survival reasons, but not without some guilt, and it is revealed in the narration that this belief in a "fair god" will eventually lead to the downfall of Native American civilizations.
19th Nov '17 11:44:17 AM TheMorlock
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* PetTheDog: one strip has Val helping an injured dog immediately following a particularly sadistic act of violence by said hero.

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* PetTheDog: one One strip has Val helping an injured dog immediately following a particularly sadistic act of violence by said hero.
19th Nov '17 11:42:18 AM TheMorlock
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* MightyWhitey: Val and Aleta's interactions with the Native Americans inevitably has shades of this, even if it is FairForItsDay.
19th Nov '17 11:38:44 AM TheMorlock
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Figures such as Justinian and Belisarius are incorporated into the [[KingArthur Arthurian]] milieu. One storyline has Val and Aleta hitching a ride to Rome with Genseric and his Vandals.
* HornyVikings: Anachronistic vikings occasionally make appearances, dressed like they stepped right out of a Victorian painting. Other Germanic peoples like Saxons and Vandals often appear in similar attire.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Figures such as Attila, Genseric, Justinian and Belisarius are incorporated into the [[KingArthur Arthurian]] milieu. One storyline has Val and Aleta hitching a ride to Rome with Genseric and his Vandals.
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* HornyVikings: Anachronistic Val is a Norseman himself so vikings occasionally regularly make appearances, dressed like they stepped right out of a Victorian painting. Other Germanic peoples like Saxons and Vandals often appear in similar attire.
19th Nov '17 11:32:50 AM TheMorlock
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* DarkAgeEurope: The setting of most of the stories though Val does venture out of Europe several times. The "dark ages" proper become a minor plot point after Val and Aleta witness the sack of Rome.

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* DarkAgeEurope: The setting of most of the stories though Val does venture out of Europe several times. The "dark ages" proper become a minor plot point begin in earnest after Val and Aleta witness the sack of Rome.Rome but they're [[WhileRomeBurns too preoccupied to really notice or care]].
19th Nov '17 11:30:25 AM TheMorlock
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* {{Tsundere}}: Aleta. She's a sorceress, what did you expect? It kind of helps that Val had she chained up for a while.
* YellowPeril: The Huns are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil oriental caricatures who the heroes end up hunting like animals.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Aleta. She's a sorceress, what did you expect? It kind of helps that Val had she her chained up for a while.
* WhileRomeBurns: Quite literally. Val and Aleta are far to preoccupied with matrimonial plans to care that the Roman empire is collapsing all around them. They even go so far as to hitch a ride with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Genseric]] (the barbarian king who lead the sack of Rome) and their wedding is eventually witnessed by the Roman empress who orchestrated the whole thing.
* YellowPeril: The Huns are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil oriental orientalist caricatures who the heroes end up hunting like animals.
16th Nov '17 7:08:34 PM AbnormalPentatomidae
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* EvilHalfBrother: Mordred to Arthur.
16th Nov '17 7:07:45 PM AbnormalPentatomidae
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* EvilHalfBrother: Mordred to Arthur.
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