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15th Jan '17 11:29:32 AM nombretomado
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* Generally speaking, trolls in video games have a habit of allying themselves with orcs or goblins (''AgeOfWonders 2''), or both (which was the case in ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' and ''Warcraft II'', in which the goblins left the Horde in the third game, even though they still have some ties with them as evident in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'').

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* Generally speaking, trolls in video games have a habit of allying themselves with orcs or goblins (''AgeOfWonders 2''), (''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders2TheWizardsThrone''), or both (which was the case in ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' and ''Warcraft II'', in which the goblins left the Horde in the third game, even though they still have some ties with them as evident in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'').
3rd Jan '17 7:28:01 AM Luppercus
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* Trolls WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' appear in episode "Troll Bridge" as AlwaysChaoticEvil taking control of the New York bridge and more similar to the folkloric depiction. In ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' Trolls eat metal and multiply by mitosis.

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* Trolls WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' appear in episode "Troll Bridge" as AlwaysChaoticEvil taking control of the New York bridge and more similar to the folkloric depiction. In ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' Trolls eat metal and multiply by mitosis.
3rd Jan '17 7:27:36 AM Luppercus
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* Trolls in ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' eat metal and multiply by mitosis.

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* Trolls WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' appear in episode "Troll Bridge" as AlwaysChaoticEvil taking control of the New York bridge and more similar to the folkloric depiction. In ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' Trolls eat metal and multiply by mitosis.
3rd Jan '17 1:06:32 AM Spindriver
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** ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' trolls trolls are fairly generic monsters, perhaps most resembling a much-toned-down version of Grendel and his mother from ''Literature/Beowulf.''

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** ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' trolls trolls are fairly generic monsters, perhaps most resembling a much-toned-down version of Grendel and his mother from ''Literature/Beowulf.''Literature/{{Beowulf}}.''
3rd Jan '17 1:05:18 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}, being a generic rule-set, can handle a wide variety of troll types. For example:

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}, ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}},'' being a generic rule-set, can handle a wide variety of troll types. For example:
3rd Jan '17 1:04:20 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy'' uses trolls as an example for a fantastic race. Deliberately sticking to the old myths, the trolls shown are huge, ugly humanoids who turn to stone when exposed to sunlight. The troll-women are weaker than their male counterparts, but possess powerful magic.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}, being a generic rule-set, can handle a wide variety of troll types. For example:
** The current edition of ''GURPS
Fantasy'' uses explicitly bases its troll templates on folklore. These trolls as an example for a fantastic race. Deliberately sticking to the old myths, the trolls shown are huge, ugly humanoids who turn to stone when exposed to sunlight. The troll-women Troll-women are weaker than their male counterparts, but possess powerful magic.magic.
** ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' trolls trolls are fairly generic monsters, perhaps most resembling a much-toned-down version of Grendel and his mother from ''Literature/Beowulf.''
** ''GURPS Thaumatology: Alchemical Baroque'' has rather folkloric trolls which are essentially variants of its ogres; former immaterial spirits who have, on an incomprehensible whim, "burned out" their spirit powers in the process of taking the physical form of a big, hideous material being, reducing their minds to a parody of intelligence in the process.
2nd Jan '17 1:40:23 AM Spindriver
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** The troll in ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'' is subterranean, larger and stronger than a human, and is [[HealingFactor almost unkillable]], regenerating from any injury and being able to move its severed limbs. Only [[KillItWithFire burning it in a fire]] killed it. (This is where ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' got its regenerating trolls from.) Trolls also turn to stone in sunlight, but the decay of carbon into silicon makes the area highly radioactive.

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** The troll in ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'' is subterranean, larger and stronger than a human, and is [[HealingFactor almost unkillable]], regenerating from any injury and being able to move its severed limbs. Only [[KillItWithFire burning it in a fire]] killed kills it. (This is This appears to be where ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' got its regenerating trolls from.) Trolls also turn to stone in sunlight, but the decay of carbon into silicon makes the area highly radioactive.



* ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'' by Creator/PoulAnderson has a hideous, vicious troll that may well be the TropeMaker for the idea that trolls regenerate damage insanely quickly unless killed with fire.
2nd Jan '17 1:35:48 AM Spindriver
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* ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'' by Creator/PoulAnderson has a hideous, vicious troll that may well be the TropeMaker for the idea that trolls regenerate damage insanely quickly unless killed with fire.



* The trolls of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' aren't too smart, and are also known for their prodigious strength and size. They also have the quality of being [[HealingFactor able to regenerate]] most forms of damage, even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal losing their heads]]! Only [[KillItWithFire fire]] or acid will keep them down for long.
** There's various subspecies who may omit the vulnerability to acid and/or fire, or gain a new one (and with the right templates, can have no particular vulnerabilities). Such species include swamp trolls, mountain trolls, crystal trolls and [[SuperSoldier war trolls]].

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* The trolls of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' aren't too smart, and are also known for their prodigious strength and size. They also have the quality of being [[HealingFactor able to regenerate]] most forms of damage, even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal losing their heads]]! Only [[KillItWithFire fire]] or acid will keep them down for long.
long. This depiction was very probably originally derived directly from Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions''; the earliest illustrations of [=D&D=] trolls closely match Anderson's description.
** There's There are various troll subspecies who may omit the vulnerability to acid and/or fire, or gain a new one (and with the right templates, can have no particular vulnerabilities). Such species include swamp trolls, mountain trolls, crystal trolls and [[SuperSoldier war trolls]].



* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy uses trolls as an example for a fantastic race. Deliberately sticking to the old myths, the trolls shown are huge, ugly humanoids who turn to stone when exposed to sunlight. The troll-women are weaker than their male counterparts, but possess powerful magic.

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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy'' uses trolls as an example for a fantastic race. Deliberately sticking to the old myths, the trolls shown are huge, ugly humanoids who turn to stone when exposed to sunlight. The troll-women are weaker than their male counterparts, but possess powerful magic.
26th Dec '16 11:50:13 AM MiddleEighth
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*George knows this in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' and ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', as he observes one kind in the former and [[VoluntaryShapeshifting becomes a second kind]] (the classic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' kind) twice in the latter.
25th Dec '16 9:37:37 AM ErebusElysium
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* Trolls from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' are the most common breed of magical creature present in the series. They come in various shapes and sizes throughout the series, commonly seen for their underbite, excessive body-hair, horns and large noses. Should they touch sun-light, their bodies turn to stone (with a few exceptions like the half-breed Changelings, and the flying Stalkling).
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