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15th Jul '16 3:50:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' introduces Minotaurs as a Demigod level threat (and potential followers)... and makes their origin even more [[{{Squick}} squicktastic]], by virtue of making Poseidon even more of a JerkAss then Myth/ClassicalMythology ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards normally]]'' makes its [[JerkassGods gods]]! In the most common version of the myth, Poseidon cursed Pasiphaë to fall in lust with the White Bull after King Minos tried to cheat his way out of giving it back to Poseidon. In Scion, the White Bull's first act upon emerging from the sea was to '''rape''' Pasiphaë, then rampage across Crete raping any woman it could catch! King Minos couldn't do anything to stop the creature as, while Poseidon took no interest in what it was doing, he knew that harming it would draw the Sea God's wrath -- the only relief came to Crete when Heracles came and carried the White Bull off as one of his labors. In its wake, it left a considerable brood of Minotaurs, which are still a OneGenderRace that procreates by raping human women.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' introduces Minotaurs as a Demigod level Demigod-level threat (and potential followers)... and makes their origin even more [[{{Squick}} squicktastic]], by virtue of making Poseidon even more of a JerkAss then than Myth/ClassicalMythology ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards normally]]'' makes its [[JerkassGods gods]]! In the most common version of the myth, Poseidon cursed Pasiphaë to fall in lust with the White Bull after King Minos tried to cheat his way out of giving it back to Poseidon. In Scion, the White Bull's first act upon emerging from the sea was to '''rape''' Pasiphaë, then rampage across Crete raping any woman it could catch! King Minos couldn't do anything to stop the creature as, while Poseidon took no interest in what it was doing, he knew that harming it would draw the Sea God's wrath -- the only relief came to Crete when Heracles came and carried the White Bull off as one of his labors. In its wake, it left a considerable brood of Minotaurs, which are still a OneGenderRace that procreates by raping human women.
15th Jul '16 3:16:08 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The [[ScrewedByTheNetwork almost-forgotten]] Chaos Dwarfs, being heavily influenced by Mesopotamia, have the Great Taurus, a chariot-sized ''red bull with wings'' and which can also breathe fire unless I'm quite mistaken. They also have [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Bull Centaurs]] and the Lammasu, based on the mythological Shedu mentioned above. The original Lammasu was a ''lion'' with a human head.
** The Beasts of Chaos utilize minotaurs in their ranks as well.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Minotaurs and Gorgons. The latter are NOT the snake-headed chicks from Greek Mythology -- those are listed as Medusae -- but metal plated foul-tempered carnivorous bulls with {{petrification}} BreathWeapon. Also Baphomet, the Demon Prince of Beasts. He typically takes the appearance of a giant, demonic Minotaur and is worshiped by them (along with [[OurOgresAreHungrier ogres]] and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]] in D&D settings other than Dragonlance.
** Also part of the bulls = strength thing, the spell ''bull's strength''...increases strength.
** ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' also included minotaurs as a fairly civilized, if not always ''nice'', [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Guys Race]].
*** Which may have inspired 4e to make them a playable race in general. It ''definitely'' is the reason they are playable in 5e.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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The [[ScrewedByTheNetwork almost-forgotten]] Chaos Dwarfs, being heavily influenced by Mesopotamia, have the Great Taurus, a chariot-sized ''red bull with wings'' and which can also breathe fire unless I'm quite mistaken. They also have [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Bull Centaurs]] and the Lammasu, based on the mythological Shedu mentioned above. The original Lammasu was a ''lion'' with a human head.
** The Beasts of Chaos utilize minotaurs in their ranks as well.
well, as well as their heavily mutated variants, the gigantic Ghorgons with an extra pair of arms ending in bone blades and the one-eyed Cygors whose mere presence disrupts and prevents magic casting.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Minotaurs and Gorgons. The latter are NOT the snake-headed chicks from Greek Mythology -- those are listed as Medusae -- but metal plated foul-tempered carnivorous bulls with {{petrification}} BreathWeapon. Also Baphomet, the Demon Prince of Beasts. He typically takes the appearance of a giant, demonic Minotaur and is worshiped by them (along with [[OurOgresAreHungrier ogres]] and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]] in D&D settings other than Dragonlance.
Dragonlance).
** Also part of the bulls = strength thing, the spell ''bull's strength''... increases strength.
** ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' also included minotaurs as a fairly civilized, if not always ''nice'', [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Guys Race]].
*** Which
Race]], which may have inspired 4e to make them a playable race in general. It ''definitely'' is the reason they are playable in 5e.



* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' often speaks of the extinct Apis breed: a race of were-aurochs whose task was matchmaking, to ensure successful bloodlines of shifters. Sadly, they were wiped out in the massive wave of werewolf jackassery known as the War of Rage. The Minotaur was the last of their kind.

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' often speaks of the extinct Apis breed: breed, a race of were-aurochs whose task was matchmaking, to ensure successful bloodlines of shifters. Sadly, they were wiped out in the massive wave of werewolf jackassery known as the War of Rage. The Minotaur was the last of their kind.
13th Jul '16 10:52:38 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Minotaurs and Gorgons. The latter are NOT the snake-headed chicks from Greek Mythology -- those are listed as Medusae -- but metal plated foul-tempered carnivorous bulls with {{petrification}} BreathWeapon.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Minotaurs and Gorgons. The latter are NOT the snake-headed chicks from Greek Mythology -- those are listed as Medusae -- but metal plated foul-tempered carnivorous bulls with {{petrification}} BreathWeapon. Also Baphomet, the Demon Prince of Beasts. He typically takes the appearance of a giant, demonic Minotaur and is worshiped by them (along with [[OurOgresAreHungrier ogres]] and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]] in D&D settings other than Dragonlance.
13th Jul '16 10:40:15 PM BattleMaster
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See also EverythingsBetterWithCows, HornAttack, and BullfightBoss. Not to be confused with a figurative [[BlatantLies load of BS]].

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See also EverythingsBetterWithCows, HornAttack, and BullfightBoss. Not to be confused with a figurative [[BlatantLies load of BS]].BS]] or TheLoad.
16th Jun '16 8:36:05 PM Ingonyama
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* The Minotaur appears, of course, in ''Literatre/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. Amusingly, this isn't in book four (wherein the characters end up in the actual Labyrinth) but the very first book, possibly because he's one of the creatures in ClassicalMythology [[PopularityPower most people know about/remember]]. Also amusingly, he is both easily dodged (because once he gets up a head of steam he can't stop or turn aside) and easily fooled (because of his lack of intelligence and HotBlooded nature).


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* Babe the Blue Ox of Myth/PaulBunyan fame.
8th Jun '16 8:58:57 AM LordSpy
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' gives us the Taurus Demon, along with the non-bovine but very much minotaur-inspired Capra Demon. They appear as early game bosses and come back much later as DegradedBosses.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' gives us the Taurus Demon, along with the non-bovine but very much minotaur-inspired Capra Demon. They appear as early game bosses and come back much later as DegradedBosses.{{DegradedBoss}}es.
8th Jun '16 8:54:00 AM LordSpy
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* El Odio from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a giant, pink bull that not only terrorizes one character's mind, but also the player, for the entire level.
** And as it turns out, killing him would be unthinkable as [[spoiler: he is, in fact, the character whose mind he is found in]].
* Goht in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' (the one who had to be beating by being out-raced and bashed as a Goron).


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' gives us the Taurus Demon, along with the non-bovine but very much minotaur-inspired Capra Demon. They appear as early game bosses and come back much later as DegradedBosses.
22nd May '16 12:31:59 PM erforce
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-->--'''Tauren Male''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''

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-->--'''Tauren -->-- '''Tauren Male''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''



* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' had two Decepticon characters in G1 that turned into mechanical bulls: Tantrum, one of the Predacons (who is unusual compared to other examples of this trope in that he's noted to be on the physically weak side) and [[PunnyName Horri-Bull]] who [[InformedSpecies really looks]] more like a [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Terror Dog]] than an actual bovine.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' had two Decepticon characters in G1 that turned into mechanical bulls: Tantrum, one of the Predacons (who is unusual compared to other examples of this trope in that he's noted to be on the physically weak side) and [[PunnyName Horri-Bull]] who [[InformedSpecies really looks]] more like a [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Terror Dog]] than an actual bovine.
8th May '16 11:53:02 AM BiffJr
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**Torito, his successor in the WWE had simliar impact.
15th Apr '16 11:51:17 AM penguinist
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" introduces minotaurs to the mythology of Equestria, in the form of a motivational speaker named Iron Will.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" introduces minotaurs to the mythology of Equestria, in the form of a motivational speaker named Iron Will. Left unexplained is how he's a minotaur instead of a bipedal bull [[FridgeLogic in a world with cows but no humans]].
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