History Creator / RobertEHoward

20th Jul '17 8:45:30 PM PaulA
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!!Tropes common to many of Robert Howard's stories (that do not fit nicely into any articles about specific characters or stories that might already exist)

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!!Tropes common to many of Robert !!Robert Howard's stories (that do not fit nicely into any have their own articles about specific characters or stories that might already exist)
on this wiki) include examples of:



* AntiHero: Pretty much every main character in anything he wrote.
* BarbarianHero: Essentially created the modern version of this trope.
* BlackAndGrayMorality



* CampbellCountry: Although most of his best-known stories are set in other times and places, he did write a few set in his beloved Texas,



* DespairEventHorizon: Pushed over this by his mother's illness although he suffered all his life from what he called "black moods" that were probably what is now called clinical depression.
%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* DuelToTheDeath
* FeministFantasy: Dark Agnes de Chastillon's stories in particular can be seen as early examples of this trope, but a lot of Howard's other heroines may also qualify.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Pushed over this by his mother's illness although he suffered all his life from what he called "black moods" that were probably what is now called clinical depression.
%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* DuelToTheDeath
* FeministFantasy: Dark Agnes de Chastillon's stories in particular can be seen as early examples of this trope, but a lot of Howard's other heroines may also qualify.trope.



%%* InHarmsWay
%%* LoinCloth
* LonersAreFreaks:
** SolomonKane, poster child for this trope, has a few interactions on rare occasions with the WitchDoctor N'Longa, but that's about it. Most of the other characters in the Kane stories are just there to die violently (often at the hands of Kane himself).
** Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian is a loner a lot of the time too.



* LovecraftLite: Even a mortal man might triumph over an EldritchAbomination in Howard's horror stories, either by using GoodOldFisticuffs or [[AuthorAppeal getting in touch with his inner barbarian and grabbing a longsword off the wall.]] It can go either way when Conan runs into them -- sometimes he cuts down the tentacled horror and sometimes he knows when to run like hell.
%%* MightyWhitey



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Conan and several others. Howard himself seemed to believe that humanity had lost this mindset over time, and longed for a return to "hands-on" problem-solving.
* RatedMForManly: Howard's distinctive writing style practically drips testosterone.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Many stories feature snakes as monsters. Howard even wrote a short essay hailing snakes for their deadliness. (Can be read at [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/With_a_Set_of_Rattlesnake_Rattles Wikisource]].)
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Comes down heavily on the cynical side of things.



* WalkingTheEarth: SolomonKane, constantly. Also de Montour, from "Wolfshead".

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* WalkingTheEarth: SolomonKane, constantly. Also de Montour, from "Wolfshead".
8th Feb '17 6:42:24 PM crazyrabbits
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!!Artists that were influenced by Robert Howard's works include

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!!Artists that were influenced by Robert Howard's works include
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* Creator/KarlEdwardWagner, who can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of sorts to Howard.

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* Creator/KarlEdwardWagner, who can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of sorts to Howard.Creator/KarlEdwardWagner
1st Feb '17 12:59:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both were tied to the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.

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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both were tied to the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
31st Jan '17 10:28:31 AM Black_Diesel
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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.

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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was were tied with to the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.
31st Jan '17 9:16:16 AM Black_Diesel
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22nd Jan '17 7:38:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheVerse: Conan and Kull both exist in the same history. Also, in "Kings of Night" Kull is brought forward to help Bran Mac Morn who is implied to be the reincarnation of Kull's friend Brule. And many of Howard's stories touch upon their place in the CthulhuMythos.

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* TheVerse: Conan and Kull both exist in the same history. Also, in "Kings of Night" Kull is brought forward to help Bran Mac Morn who is implied to be the reincarnation of Kull's friend Brule. And many of Howard's stories touch upon their place in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
20th Jan '17 1:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Howard was a friend and correspondent of Creator/HPLovecraft and one of the contributors to the original CthulhuMythos.

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Howard was a friend and correspondent of Creator/HPLovecraft and one of the contributors to the original CthulhuMythos.
Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
17th Dec '16 3:41:34 PM Xtifr
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'''Robert E. Howard''' (January 22, 1906 - June 11, 1936) was a writer and poet from Texas, USA. He wrote short stories and poems spanning several genres, including HeroicFantasy, {{Western}}, CosmicHorror and historical fiction. He was the TropeMaker for the genres LowFantasy, DarkFantasy and SwordAndSorcery -- which, in fact, received its name from a discussion of what the genre that a Howard story was should be called. Along with Creator/JRRTolkien, he is one of the most influential writers in modern fantasy. His life was the subject of the 1996 film ''Film/TheWholeWideWorld''.

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'''Robert Robert E. Howard''' Howard (January 22, 1906 - June 11, 1936) was a writer and poet from Texas, USA. He wrote short stories and poems spanning several genres, including HeroicFantasy, {{Western}}, CosmicHorror and historical fiction. He was the TropeMaker for the genres LowFantasy, DarkFantasy and SwordAndSorcery -- which, in fact, received its name from a discussion of what the genre that a Howard story was should be called. Along with Creator/JRRTolkien, he is one of the most influential writers in modern fantasy. His life was the subject of the 1996 film ''Film/TheWholeWideWorld''.
4th Dec '16 1:46:41 PM nombretomado
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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.

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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran Mak Morn, both featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.



* DrivenToSuicide
* DuelToTheDeath

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* %%* DrivenToSuicide
* %%* DuelToTheDeath



* InHarmsWay
* LoinCloth
* LonersAreFreaks: SolomonKane, poster child for this trope, has a few interactions on rare occasions with the WitchDoctor N'Longa, but that's about it. Most of the other characters in the Kane stories are just there to die violently (often at the hands of Kane himself).

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* %%* InHarmsWay
* %%* LoinCloth
* LonersAreFreaks: LonersAreFreaks:
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SolomonKane, poster child for this trope, has a few interactions on rare occasions with the WitchDoctor N'Longa, but that's about it. Most of the other characters in the Kane stories are just there to die violently (often at the hands of Kane himself).



* MightyWhitey
* TheMorlocks: The Children of the Night are a stunted variation.
* MountainMan: Breckenridge Elkins
* OutlawTown: Bab-el-Shaitan ("the Gate of the Devil") in the story "The Blood of Belshazzar".

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* %%* MightyWhitey
* %%* TheMorlocks: The Children of the Night are a stunted variation.
* %%* MountainMan: Breckenridge Elkins
* %%* OutlawTown: Bab-el-Shaitan ("the Gate of the Devil") in the story "The Blood of Belshazzar".
26th Nov '16 1:40:31 AM PaulA
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* ActionGirl: Dark Agnes, Red Sonya of Rogatino, and, of course, Belit.

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* ActionGirl: ActionGirl:
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Dark Agnes, Agnes.
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Red Sonya of Rogatino, and, of course, Belit.Rogatino.
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