History Literature / ThreeBillyGoatsGruff

21st May '17 3:16:17 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* MuggingTheMonster
* RuleOfThree
* TalkingAnimal
* TrollBridge
* YoungestChildWins: Inverted.
** Though there is ''one'' version where the biggest brother actually starts off, and the youngest brother ''knocks the troll clear out of the story.''

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* MuggingTheMonster
MuggingTheMonster: The troll had no idea that the eldest goat could kick his ass when he tried to eat the guy.
* RuleOfThree
RuleOfThree: Three goat brothers.
* TalkingAnimal
TalkingAnimal: Goats and trolls have no trouble talking with each other.
* TrollBridge
TrollBridge: A troll guarding a bridge is the antagonist here.
* YoungestChildWins: Inverted.
**
Inverted. The eldest brother is the toughest and the one who resolves everything. Though there is ''one'' version where the biggest brother actually starts off, and the youngest brother ''knocks the troll clear out of the story.''
17th Apr '17 1:51:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* Mountain goats in ''{{Rift}}'' drop an [[VendorTrash item]] called "Goat Gruff".

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* Mountain goats in ''{{Rift}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' drop an [[VendorTrash item]] called "Goat Gruff".
1st Feb '17 10:38:13 PM Doug86
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* In ''SimonTheSorcerer'', you can find a troll blocking a bridge with a picket line while engaged in negotiations with the goats, who happen to be his employers.

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* In ''SimonTheSorcerer'', ''VideoGame/SimonTheSorcerer'', you can find a troll blocking a bridge with a picket line while engaged in negotiations with the goats, who happen to be his employers.
27th Oct '16 7:10:12 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: The third goat.
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.
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