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5th Jul '16 8:11:32 AM StFan
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The novel was later adapted into a feature film starring AntonioBanderas and directed by [=John McTiernan=]. Crichton himself performed some reshoots after test screenings, such as making the tribe's queen into a lithe DarkActionGirl. Depending on how the numbers are calculated the film is possibly the biggest box office failure of all time, with an upper figure of 180 ''million'' dollars lost on the production.

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The novel was later adapted into a feature film starring AntonioBanderas Creator/AntonioBanderas and directed by [=John McTiernan=]. Crichton himself performed some reshoots after test screenings, such as making the tribe's queen into a lithe DarkActionGirl. Depending on how the numbers are calculated the film is possibly the biggest box office failure of all time, with an upper figure of 180 ''million'' dollars lost on the production.production.



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!!''The 13th Warrior'' provides examples of:
19th Feb '16 7:08:13 AM gravious
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** And this one [[spoiler: while Bulliwf lies dying after the climactic battle, stating he will die a pauper.]]

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** And this one [[spoiler: while Bulliwf lies dying after the climactic battle, stating he will die a pauper.]]battle:]]
19th Feb '16 7:02:21 AM gravious
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*CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: A couple of exchanges.
** This one:
--> '''Herger the Joyous:''' We shall pray for your safe return!
--> '''Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:''' Pray to whom?
--> '''Herger the Joyous:''' In your land one God may be enough, but here we have need of many. I will pray to all of them for you. Do not be offended!
--> '''Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:''' I'll be in your debt!
--> '''Herger the Joyous:''' Goodbye, Arab!
--> '''Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:''' Goodbye, Northman.
** And this one [[spoiler: while Bulliwf lies dying after the climactic battle, stating he will die a pauper.]]
--> '''Bulliwyf:''' [[spoiler: I have only these hands I will die a pauper.]]
-->'''King Hrothgar:''' [[spoiler: (after a heavy pause) You will be buried as a '''king'''.]]
3rd Jan '16 4:33:04 PM Qube
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* MadnessMantra: Ahmad manages to kill one of the Wendol in the second battle, and gets a chance to inspect the body to discover that the Wendol are not supernatural creatures but rather ordinary humans. The revelation breaks him for a moment, and he can only repeat "It's a man" before flying into a rage and attacking the rest.
16th Dec '15 12:00:46 PM Whistler
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* AdaptationalBadass: While the Ahmad in the book was banished for fooling around with another man's wife (in a random, loveless encounter), has no particular skills, and barely manages to keep himself alive in fights, the Ahmad in the movie was banished for his (implied to be unconsummated) love of a woman forced to marry another against her will, is a talented equestrian and swordsman and capable of learning language just by careful observation and listening (at least in an immersive environment), and probably racks up as many kills as the battle-hardened Vikings he accompanies. He starts the movie about as competent in a fight as his book equivalent, but it turns out it's because he doesn't know how to use that style of sword.

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* AdaptationalBadass: While the Ahmad in the book was banished for fooling around with another man's wife (in a random, loveless encounter), has no particular skills, and barely manages to keep himself alive in fights, the Ahmad in the movie was banished for his (implied to be unconsummated) love of a woman forced to marry another against her will, is a talented equestrian and swordsman and capable of learning language just by careful observation and listening (at least in an immersive environment), and probably racks up as many kills as the battle-hardened Vikings he accompanies.environment. He starts the movie about as competent in a fight as his book equivalent, but it turns out it's because he doesn't know how to use that style of sword.
15th Aug '15 10:25:29 PM DragonQuestZ
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* [[PrettyInMink Big And Burly In Huge Fur Capes]]: These are vikings, so when they wear fur, it's half for warmth, and half to make them look even more imposing.


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* PeltsOfTheBarbarian: These are vikings, so when they wear their huge fur capes, it's half for warmth, and half to make them look even more imposing.
7th Jul '15 9:32:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Deconstructed in the novel ''EatersOfTheDead'', in which every culture apparently has this myth about one ethnic group or another. The Nordic women encountered by the Arabic narrator assume he'll be massively endowed; being well-traveled, he remarks that he's heard identical rumors in most countries, usually about a population that lives far away from whoever is spreading the rumor.

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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Deconstructed in the novel ''EatersOfTheDead'', ''Eaters of the Dead'', in which every culture apparently has this myth about one ethnic group or another. The Nordic women encountered by the Arabic narrator assume he'll be massively endowed; being well-traveled, he remarks that he's heard identical rumors in most countries, usually about a population that lives far away from whoever is spreading the rumor.
2nd Mar '15 3:39:05 AM NoxSky12599
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** After killing Angus in a duel, Herger throws a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weregild weregild]] at the prince's feet.
12th Jan '15 8:27:54 PM Fortaker
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* DoNotGoGentle: [[spoiler: Buliwyf]] is poisoned and so fatally sick that he can hardly stand, but when the battle starts he's there with his sword and his dog because that's just how Vikings do it.

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* DoNotGoGentle: [[spoiler: Buliwyf]] is poisoned and so fatally sick that he can hardly stand, but when the battle starts he's there with his sword and his dog because that's just how Vikings do it. it.
* TheDreaded: At the beginning, the Vikings have real terror for the Wendol, and the legends that surround them. When Hrothgar asks them for help in fighting "an ancient evil - a terror that must not be named", the Vikings are so subdued that Ahmed ponders "What thing could affect them so?" In the novel, as the warriors approach Hrothgar's kingdom, Ahmed writes, "I looked at Ecthgow, the lieutenant of Buliwyf, and saw that he stood in the boat and made a brave face, and yet his knees trembled, and it was not the stiffness of the wind that made them tremble so. He was afraid; they were all afraid; and I did not know why."



* TheDreaded: At the beginning, the Vikings have real terror for the Wendol, and the legends that surround them. When Hrothgar asks them for help in fighting "an ancient evil - a terror that must not be named", the Vikings are so subdued that Ahmed ponders "What thing could affect them so?" In the novel, as the warriors approach Hrothgar's kingdom, Ahmed writes, "I looked at Ecthgow, the lieutenant of Buliwyf, and saw that he stood in the boat and made a brave face, and yet his knees trembled, and it was not the stiffness of the wind that made them tremble so. He was afraid; they were all afraid; and I did not know why."
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