History Literature / SolomonKane

25th Apr '16 12:33:25 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* AntiHero: Type II

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* AntiHero: Type IIOf the KnightInSourArmor variety.
20th Sep '15 2:14:03 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Solomon Kane''' is a character created by Creator/RobertEHoward in 1928. He appears in several short stories by Howard published mostly in the pulp magazine ''WeirdTales''. A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.

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'''Solomon Kane''' is a character created by Creator/RobertEHoward in 1928. He appears in several short stories by Howard published mostly in the pulp magazine ''WeirdTales''.''Magazine/WeirdTales''. A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.
19th Sep '15 5:36:04 PM WillBGood
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* FightDracula: MarvelComics had Kane fight Dracula in a pair of interconnected tales that ran in ''ComicBook/DRaculaLives'' and ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.

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* FightDracula: MarvelComics had Kane fight Dracula in a pair of interconnected tales that ran in ''ComicBook/DRaculaLives'' ''ComicBook/DraculaLives'' and ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.
2nd Jul '15 10:31:00 PM foxley
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* RealMenLoveJesus: Solomon is a man of deep faith, and possibly the biggest badass on the planet.
19th Jun '15 1:40:26 PM Konczewski
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'''Solomon Kane''' is a character created by Creator/RobertEHoward in 1928. He appears in several short stories by Howard.

A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine ''WeirdTales'', often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.

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'''Solomon Kane''' is a character created by Creator/RobertEHoward in 1928. He appears in several short stories by Howard.

Howard published mostly in the pulp magazine ''WeirdTales''. A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine ''WeirdTales'', adventures often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.



* ''Solomon Kane's Homecoming''. Poem. First published in Spring, 1936. An elderly Solomon Kane returns to his native Devon, contemplating retirement. He learns that Bess (apparently his former lover) is long dead, and nobody remembers him. He steps away once again, heading for unknown destinations. The story is seen as a finale for the character, with the date estimated to c. 1610.

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* ''Solomon Kane's Homecoming''. Poem. First A poem, first published in Spring, 1936. An elderly Solomon Kane returns to his native Devon, contemplating retirement. He learns that Bess (apparently his former lover) is long dead, and nobody remembers him. He steps away leaves home once again, heading for unknown destinations. The story is seen as a finale for the character, with the date estimated to c. 1610.



* BerserkButton: Slavery. Kane who keeps a remarkably cool head in front of the fiercest human bandits and supernatural [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] became nearly hysterical with rage when he saw a band of [[MoralEventHorizon slavers torturing captured Africans]] (''"The Footfalls Within"'').

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* BerserkButton: Slavery. Kane Kane, who keeps a remarkably cool head in front of the fiercest human bandits and supernatural [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] became Abominations]], becomes nearly hysterical with rage when he saw sees a band of [[MoralEventHorizon slavers torturing captured Africans]] (''"The Footfalls Within"'').



* ButNotTooBlack: Zunna is referred to as a "higher type" of negro due to her more traditionally Caucasian features, attributed to a Berber strain.

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* ButNotTooBlack: Zunna is referred to as a "higher type" of negro Negro due to her more traditionally Caucasian features, attributed to a Berber strain.



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Kane's human opponents often challenge him thusly, for example, Le Loup and Fish-hawk. And, even without using underhanded tactics, they stand a good chance.

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Kane's human opponents often challenge him thusly, for thusly (for example, Le Loup and Fish-hawk. And, even Fishhawk). Even without using underhanded tactics, they stand a good chance.



* MightyWhitey: subverted in ''Wings in the Night'', when villagers in Africa, impressed by Solomon's guns, beg him to protect them against flying monsters. [[spoiler:Kane is helpless when the monsters in overwhelming number slaughter the entire population]].

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* MightyWhitey: subverted in ''Wings in the Night'', when villagers in Africa, impressed by Solomon's guns, beg him to protect them against flying monsters. [[spoiler:Kane is helpless when the monsters in an overwhelming number horde of monsters slaughter the entire population]].
17th Jun '15 9:34:12 PM foxley
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* FightDracula: MarvelComics had Kane fight Dracula in a pair of interconnected tales that ran in ''ComicBook/DRaculaLives'' and ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.



* {{Überwald}}: Solomon's adventures in continental Europe usually take place there.

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* {{Überwald}}: {{Uberwald}}: Solomon's adventures in continental Europe usually take place there.
5th May '15 11:41:50 PM Morgenthaler
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->"He never sought to analyze his motives and [[TheDeterminator he never wavered, once his mind was made up]]. Though he always acted on impulse, he firmly believed that all his actions were governed by cold and logical reasonings. He was a man [[BornInTheWrongCentury born out of his time]] -- a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan, though the last assertion would have shocked him unspeakably. An atavist of the days of blind chivalry he was, a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] errant in the somber clothes of [[KnightTemplar the fanatic]]. A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge [[ForGreatJustice to right all wrongs]], [[WeHelpTheHelpless protect all weaker things]], avenge all crimes against right and justice. [[WalkingTheEarth Wayward and restless as the wind]], he was consistent in only one respect -- he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane."
-->-- [[WordOfGod Robert E. Howard]], "Moon of Skulls"

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->"He never sought to analyze his motives and [[TheDeterminator he never wavered, once his mind was made up]].up. Though he always acted on impulse, he firmly believed that all his actions were governed by cold and logical reasonings. He was a man [[BornInTheWrongCentury born out of his time]] time -- a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan, though the last assertion would have shocked him unspeakably. An atavist of the days of blind chivalry he was, a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] knight errant in the somber clothes of [[KnightTemplar the fanatic]]. fanatic. A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge [[ForGreatJustice to right all wrongs]], [[WeHelpTheHelpless wrongs, protect all weaker things]], things, avenge all crimes against right and justice. [[WalkingTheEarth Wayward and restless as the wind]], wind, he was consistent in only one respect -- he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane."
-->-- [[WordOfGod Robert '''Robert E. Howard]], Howard''', "Moon of Skulls"
1st May '15 4:17:30 AM SharleeD
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* TranquilFury: Most of Kane's duels with a WorthyOpponent are fought in this state, and his unspeaking, righteous stoicism contrasts sharply with human adversaries' snarky attitudes. Averted when his foes are supernatural enough to creep him out, although he shifts to UnstoppableRage if such menaces are harming innocent people.
26th Apr '15 5:12:46 AM mrnickname
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29th Dec '14 6:12:34 PM Sparrowhawk
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** The series as a whole seems to love subverting this trope; Kane's very first adventure sees him coming to an African village and being asked for help by a local wizard - and then [[spoiler: the wizard himself ends up resolving the situation without Kane's help]].
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