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9th Feb '16 5:18:48 AM Alia_of
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* In ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy'' trolls live under the mountain but only because of the curse. They don't mind the sun and they are beautiful, although due to excessive inbreeding often also badly disfigured. And while they don't ''usually'' eat humans, they are very powerful, [[HealingFactor cure all injuries easily]] and they lust for gold.
31st Jan '16 6:28:19 PM GrammarNavi
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* Trolls in TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy are creatures that vaguely resemble dwarves in other fantasy worlds, and have [[FantasyCounterpartCulture a language and culture similar to Inuit]]. From the perspective of the immortal Sithi they are almost the same as humans.
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* Trolls in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy are creatures that vaguely resemble dwarves in other fantasy worlds, and have [[FantasyCounterpartCulture a language and culture similar to Inuit]]. From the perspective of the immortal Sithi they are almost the same as humans.
29th Jan '16 1:23:50 AM jormis29
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[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} grey-skinned aliens that can use computers and wear glasses]]? [[Franchise/{{Warcraft}} Tusked and mohawked]] practitioners of HollywoodVoodoo? Or perhaps something that guards bridges from [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff errant goats?]] [[{{Troll}} Or could they simply be beings who entertain themselves at the expense of others?]]
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[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} grey-skinned aliens that can use computers and wear glasses]]? [[Franchise/{{Warcraft}} [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Tusked and mohawked]] practitioners of HollywoodVoodoo? Or perhaps something that guards bridges from [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff errant goats?]] [[{{Troll}} Or could they simply be beings who entertain themselves at the expense of others?]]
29th Jan '16 1:23:00 AM jormis29
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[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} grey-skinned aliens that can use computers and wear glasses]]? [[{{Warcraft}} Tusked and mohawked]] practitioners of HollywoodVoodoo? Or perhaps something that guards bridges from [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff errant goats?]] [[{{Troll}} Or could they simply be beings who entertain themselves at the expense of others?]]
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[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} grey-skinned aliens that can use computers and wear glasses]]? [[{{Warcraft}} [[Franchise/{{Warcraft}} Tusked and mohawked]] practitioners of HollywoodVoodoo? Or perhaps something that guards bridges from [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff errant goats?]] [[{{Troll}} Or could they simply be beings who entertain themselves at the expense of others?]]

** Trolls are also typically [[TheBerserker savage]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], and almost [[AlwaysChaoticEvil universally antagonistic]], both against other races (particularly humans and PARTICULARLY elves of all stripes) and against different tribes of trolls. The Forest Trolls had a brief alliance of convenience with the Horde during [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Warcraft II]], but after the war effort faltered they quickly reverted back to a sense of general hostility toward Horde peoples. There are notable exceptions: The Darkspears are a small tribe of jungle trolls long persecuted by their own kind who ally with the new Horde when the orc leader Thrall saves their lives. Two other troll tribes ally with the Horde much later, though they don't seem to be very extensively assimilated into the larger faction. A few years back a great many troll tribes banded together in an unprecedented campaign of cooperation to reassert their authority in the world, but these efforts failed.
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** Trolls are also typically [[TheBerserker savage]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], and almost [[AlwaysChaoticEvil universally antagonistic]], both against other races (particularly humans and PARTICULARLY elves of all stripes) and against different tribes of trolls. The Forest Trolls had a brief alliance of convenience with the Horde during [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Warcraft II]], ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', but after the war effort faltered they quickly reverted back to a sense of general hostility toward Horde peoples. There are notable exceptions: The Darkspears are a small tribe of jungle trolls long persecuted by their own kind who ally with the new Horde when the orc leader Thrall saves their lives. Two other troll tribes ally with the Horde much later, though they don't seem to be very extensively assimilated into the larger faction. A few years back a great many troll tribes banded together in an unprecedented campaign of cooperation to reassert their authority in the world, but these efforts failed.
23rd Jan '16 3:52:41 AM jormis29
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* In "A Beautiful Tale", a story in the adult comic ''[[Creator/PhilFoglio XXXenophile]]'', trolls are a species possessed of [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]] and [[BizarreSexualDimorphism glaring sexual dimorphism]]. We only ever see the females (called "huldra") who are [[CuteLittleFangs sharp-toothed]] {{Cute Monster Girl}}s with long tufted tails.
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* In "A Beautiful Tale", a story in the adult comic ''[[Creator/PhilFoglio XXXenophile]]'', ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'', trolls are a species possessed of [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]] and [[BizarreSexualDimorphism glaring sexual dimorphism]]. We only ever see the females (called "huldra") who are [[CuteLittleFangs sharp-toothed]] {{Cute Monster Girl}}s with long tufted tails.

* When it comes to mythological trolls, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/funextras/stories/dovrefjell.php#.Vk5aWIRBClM Kaja Foglio's adaptation]] of ''The Cat on the Dovrefjell'' actually hit the nail on the head. Certain legends even described the males of the species as being hideously ugly, but the females ([[CuteMonsterGirl tails and occasional other weird features notwithstanding]]) as quite attractive by human standards. (For an example of this in modern media, do a Google search for "Cutefase.") The beautiful troll females described in the story above (as well as in the Foglios' ''XXXenophile'' story, see the comic books folder) are known as Huldra. To further complicate matters, Huldra are considered to be related to both trolls and TheFairFolk. They prefer human men, though. This is consistent with actual Myth/NorseMythology, in which a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra huldra]] (or huldre) is generally speaking a beautiful, if [[{{tsundere}} tempermental]] woman with a cow tail and unusual strength; they're both trolls, TheFairFolk, and confusingly, ''also'' a type of "Alf" (Elf, that is).
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* When it comes to mythological trolls, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/funextras/stories/dovrefjell.php#.Vk5aWIRBClM Kaja Foglio's adaptation]] of ''The Cat on the Dovrefjell'' actually hit the nail on the head. Certain legends even described the males of the species as being hideously ugly, but the females ([[CuteMonsterGirl tails and occasional other weird features notwithstanding]]) as quite attractive by human standards. (For an example of this in modern media, do a Google search for "Cutefase.") The beautiful troll females described in the story above (as well as in the Foglios' ''XXXenophile'' ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' story, see the comic books folder) are known as Huldra. To further complicate matters, Huldra are considered to be related to both trolls and TheFairFolk. They prefer human men, though. This is consistent with actual Myth/NorseMythology, in which a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra huldra]] (or huldre) is generally speaking a beautiful, if [[{{tsundere}} tempermental]] woman with a cow tail and unusual strength; they're both trolls, TheFairFolk, and confusingly, ''also'' a type of "Alf" (Elf, that is).
4th Jan '16 10:21:06 AM Doug86
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* Trolls have made cameo appearances on ''GaiaOnline'' in various promo art, even having special troll items released. As Gaia relies a lot on internet culture for inspiration, Gaian Trolls are a bizarre combination of the bridge dwelling troll, and the ''internet'' kind.
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* Trolls have made cameo appearances on ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' in various promo art, even having special troll items released. As Gaia relies a lot on internet culture for inspiration, Gaian Trolls are a bizarre combination of the bridge dwelling troll, and the ''internet'' kind.
25th Dec '15 1:23:05 AM jormis29
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* In ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]]'', creatures of every shape and size are seen at the Troll Market. At least some of them aren't trolls, but the one creature explicitly identified as a troll was spindly-limbed and hairless, casting a glamour to make her look like an old human woman. She also eats cats (which our cat-loving half-demon protagonist takes some serious issue with) and is terrified of canaries.
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* In ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]]'', ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', creatures of every shape and size are seen at the Troll Market. At least some of them aren't trolls, but the one creature explicitly identified as a troll was spindly-limbed and hairless, casting a glamour to make her look like an old human woman. She also eats cats (which our cat-loving half-demon protagonist takes some serious issue with) and is terrified of canaries.
15th Dec '15 11:53:59 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Since the comic started as a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' parody, it was assumed that CuteMonsterGirl Benn'joon was a troll since she resembles the ones in the game. But once the comic developed its own universe, its own trolls appeared and she looks nothing like them. Here, they're a warrior race of greenish/yellowish-skinned humanoids with glowing reddish eyes and humanoid (albeit large) hands and feet, live in a tribal culture and possess shamanic magic, and are as intelligent as any other humanoid race (except Tim, who's...special). They are initially introduced as antagonists, [[spoiler: until Cale helps recruit them into the Kingdom of Kethenecia]]. As for Benny, she is later revealed to be [[spoiler: half-elf half-minotaur]].
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Since the comic started as a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' parody, it was assumed that CuteMonsterGirl Benn'joon was a troll since she resembles the ones in the game. But once the comic developed its own universe, its own trolls appeared and she looks nothing like them. Here, they're a warrior race of greenish/yellowish-skinned humanoids with glowing reddish eyes and humanoid (albeit large) hands and feet, live in a tribal culture and possess shamanic magic, and are as intelligent as any other humanoid race (except Tim, who's...special). They are initially introduced as antagonists, [[spoiler: until Cale helps recruit them into the Kingdom of Kethenecia]]. As for Benny, she is later revealed to be [[spoiler: half-elf half-minotaur]].
19th Nov '15 3:28:49 PM Montanto
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* Nearly every fictional Troll makes an appearance in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/stories/dovrefjell/dovrefjell_03.php this]] Kaja Foglio illustrated story - at least, every nice one.
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* Nearly every fictional Troll makes an appearance in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/stories/dovrefjell/dovrefjell_03.php com/funextras/stories/dovrefjell.php#.Vk5aWIRBClM this]] Kaja Foglio illustrated story - at least, every nice one.
19th Nov '15 3:26:56 PM Montanto
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* When it comes to mythological trolls, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/stories/dovrefjell/dovrefjell_01.php Kaja Foglio's adaptation]] of ''The Cat on the Dovrefjell'' actually hit the nail on the head. Certain legends even described the males of the species as being hideously ugly, but the females ([[CuteMonsterGirl tails and occasional other weird features notwithstanding]]) as quite attractive by human standards. (For an example of this in modern media, do a Google search for "Cutefase.") The beautiful troll females described in the story above (as well as in the Foglios' ''XXXenophile'' story, see the comic books folder) are known as Huldra. To further complicate matters, Huldra are considered to be related to both trolls and TheFairFolk. They prefer human men, though. This is consistent with actual Myth/NorseMythology, in which a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra huldra]] (or huldre) is generally speaking a beautiful, if [[{{tsundere}} tempermental]] woman with a cow tail and unusual strength; they're both trolls, TheFairFolk, and confusingly, ''also'' a type of "Alf" (Elf, that is).
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* When it comes to mythological trolls, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/stories/dovrefjell/dovrefjell_01.php com/funextras/stories/dovrefjell.php#.Vk5aWIRBClM Kaja Foglio's adaptation]] of ''The Cat on the Dovrefjell'' actually hit the nail on the head. Certain legends even described the males of the species as being hideously ugly, but the females ([[CuteMonsterGirl tails and occasional other weird features notwithstanding]]) as quite attractive by human standards. (For an example of this in modern media, do a Google search for "Cutefase.") The beautiful troll females described in the story above (as well as in the Foglios' ''XXXenophile'' story, see the comic books folder) are known as Huldra. To further complicate matters, Huldra are considered to be related to both trolls and TheFairFolk. They prefer human men, though. This is consistent with actual Myth/NorseMythology, in which a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra huldra]] (or huldre) is generally speaking a beautiful, if [[{{tsundere}} tempermental]] woman with a cow tail and unusual strength; they're both trolls, TheFairFolk, and confusingly, ''also'' a type of "Alf" (Elf, that is).
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