History Literature / ThreeBillyGoatsGruff

9th Jul '16 10:09:32 PM Yozzy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Gruffs are the Summer Court's, more specifically Titania's, elite wetworks assets, and they always operate in teams of three. Their primary duty is killing [[SmashMook trolls]] and in the [[TheVerse Dresdenverse]], trolls are ''tough'', even by the standards of the supernatural. Eldest Brother Gruff is capable of pimp-smacking fallen angels without breaking a sweat.
** It's worth noting that the gruffs, as per the tale, get progressively bigger, up to the second eldest "Tiny" Gruff, who's twelve feet tall. Eldest Gruff, the most powerful by a landslide and a half, is [[spoiler: five feet tall and capable of destroying Fallen angels and killing Senior Council members in fair combat]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Gruffs [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyr-like]] beings that are the Summer Court's, more specifically Titania's, elite wetworks assets, and they always operate in teams of three.assets. Their primary duty is killing [[SmashMook trolls]] and in the [[TheVerse Dresdenverse]], trolls are ''tough'', even by the standards of the supernatural. Eldest Brother Gruff is capable of pimp-smacking fallen angels without breaking a sweat.
sweat. And there's a confirmed total of nine of them, and it's reasonable to assume that there are actually more.
** It's worth noting that the gruffs, Gruffs, as per the tale, get progressively bigger, up to the second eldest "Tiny" Gruff, who's twelve feet tall.tall and has knuckles the size of cantaloupes. Eldest Gruff, the most powerful by a landslide and a half, is [[spoiler: five feet tall and capable of destroying Fallen angels and killing Senior Council members in fair combat]].
19th Sep '15 10:24:09 AM SAMAS
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* GenderFlip: Versions that [[ArtisticLicense may not have looked up the meaning of the word "Billy"]] sometimes make one of the goats(often the middle one) a female.
6th Sep '15 5:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* "Troll Bridge", a short story by NeilGaiman, is a variation in which, instead of a succession of goats, there's a single human who twice manages to persuade the troll that if it lets him go, there'll be more of him to eat next time he crosses the bridge. The third encounter, of course, goes rather differently.

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* "Troll Bridge", a short story by NeilGaiman, Creator/NeilGaiman, is a variation in which, instead of a succession of goats, there's a single human who twice manages to persuade the troll that if it lets him go, there'll be more of him to eat next time he crosses the bridge. The third encounter, of course, goes rather differently.
20th Jun '15 7:41:13 AM Someoneman
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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: One can read the fable with the troll as the protagonist, which can change the moral to something along the lines of "you shouldn't just keep waiting for something better to come along."
30th Apr '15 7:08:05 AM Vox
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* MuggingTheMonster
7th Feb '15 2:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheTrollHunter'', Hans ties three increasingly large billy goats to the top of a bridge as bait for a troll.

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* In ''TheTrollHunter'', ''Film/TheTrollHunter'', Hans ties three increasingly large billy goats to the top of a bridge as bait for a troll.



* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', the Gruffs are the Summer Court's, more specifically Titania's, elite wetworks assets, and they always operate in teams of three. Their primary duty is killing [[SmashMook trolls]] and in the [[TheVerse Dresdenverse]], trolls are ''tough'', even by the standards of the supernatural. Eldest Brother Gruff is capable of pimp-smacking fallen angels without breaking a sweat.

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Gruffs are the Summer Court's, more specifically Titania's, elite wetworks assets, and they always operate in teams of three. Their primary duty is killing [[SmashMook trolls]] and in the [[TheVerse Dresdenverse]], trolls are ''tough'', even by the standards of the supernatural. Eldest Brother Gruff is capable of pimp-smacking fallen angels without breaking a sweat.
9th Dec '14 3:54:45 AM Roo
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** If you're not strong, be clever.
** Be careful crossing bridges

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** If you're not strong, be clever.
clever..
** Be careful crossing bridgesbridges.
** Don't pass on something perfectly good now for something better in the future -- you know what you have, but not what you might get.
15th Nov '14 5:17:14 PM Homemaderat
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"The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is a traditional Norwegian FairyTale, collected by [[Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jorgen Moe]], concerning three billy goats (that's a term for a male goat) who are siblings and a troll who lives under a bridge. The goats want to cross the bridge to get to the plentiful grass on the other side.

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"The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is a traditional Norwegian FairyTale, collected by [[Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jorgen Moe]], concerning three billy goats (that's a term for a male goat) who are siblings (or in other variants a grandfather, father and son) and a troll who lives under a bridge. The goats want to cross the bridge to get to the plentiful grass on the other side.
13th Jun '13 9:06:58 PM WebsSOTE
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Next the second goat comes along, and the process is repeated. The medium-sized goat tells the troll to wait for his bigger brother. ([[Fridgelogic At this point, we can only hope that these goats knew their eldest sibling would be capable, as otherwise, serious questions must be raised about their filial loyalty]]) The troll, greed getting the better of him, agrees to wait for the third goat.

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Next the second goat comes along, and the process is repeated. The medium-sized goat tells the troll to wait for his bigger brother. ([[Fridgelogic ([[FridgeLogic At this point, we can only hope that these goats knew their eldest sibling would be capable, as otherwise, serious questions must be raised about their filial loyalty]]) The troll, greed getting the better of him, agrees to wait for the third goat.
3rd May '13 3:14:35 AM Sammettik
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The third goat, unfortunately for the troll, turns out to be a [[Badass]] among goats, and when the troll pops up to say his catch phrase, trounces the troll and throws him off the bridge. The goats all then live happily on the other side of the bridge. TheEnd.

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The third goat, unfortunately for the troll, turns out to be a [[Badass]] badass among goats, and when the troll pops up to say his catch phrase, trounces the troll and throws him off the bridge. The goats all then live happily on the other side of the bridge. TheEnd.
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