History Main / AllTrollsareDifferent

24th Apr '17 12:48:05 AM Ryulong
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' plays with the dual meaning by having [[{{Troll}} internet trolls]] turn out to be actual grey-skinned creatures with horns. Further reveals have shown that they're HumanoidAliens, with BizarreAlienBiology implying that they're closer to insects than humans, divided into varieties with different blood colors that to some extent determine traits, abilities, and lifespan. They're a HigherTechSpecies whose society runs on BlueAndOrangeMorality and lots of violence. They're almost all bisexual (because gender is vestigial) and have weird forms of romance(troll reproduction requires this), and many are either psychic, psychotic, or both. [[spoiler:Most of the less-savory aspects of their culture are not natural, but were engineered by malevolent outside forces. Prior to the pressing of an in-universe ResetButton, trolls were a peaceful species.]] Personality-wise, there's a great deal of variation within the 12 trolls in the cast (and [[GenerationXerox their ancestors]]): from {{Anti Hero}}es to {{Anti Villain}}s, [[TheWoobie Woobies]] to {{Smug Snake}}s, monsters to {{Messianic Archetype}}s. However, they are similar to mythological trolls in that they are nocturnal and sensitive to sunlight. As in, sunlight can blind them. Permanently.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' plays with the dual meaning by having [[{{Troll}} internet trolls]] turn out to be actual grey-skinned creatures with horns. Further reveals have shown that they're HumanoidAliens, with BizarreAlienBiology implying that they're closer to insects than humans, divided into varieties with different blood colors that to some extent determine traits, abilities, and lifespan. They're a HigherTechSpecies whose society runs on BlueAndOrangeMorality and lots of violence. They're almost all bisexual (because gender is vestigial) and have weird forms of romance(troll reproduction requires this), and many are either psychic, psychotic, or both. [[spoiler:Most of the less-savory aspects of their culture are not natural, but were engineered by malevolent outside forces. Prior to the pressing of an in-universe ResetButton, trolls were a peaceful species.]] Personality-wise, there's a great deal of variation within the 12 trolls in the cast (and [[GenerationXerox their ancestors]]): from {{Anti Hero}}es to {{Anti Villain}}s, [[TheWoobie Woobies]] to {{Smug Snake}}s, monsters to {{Messianic Archetype}}s. However, they are similar to mythological trolls in that they are nocturnal and sensitive to sunlight. As in, sunlight can blind them. Permanently. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Except for two of them]].
16th Apr '17 11:08:20 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'': Pointy eared, horned and green with a {{Funetik Aksent}}.
* Trolls in ''Webcomic/PragueRace'' are horned with tails which will just keep growing and lose their sense of self over time without taking the "changeling option".
1st Apr '17 7:44:39 AM Kakai
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* Trolls in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' vary wildly in size and degree to which they are humanlike, going from humanoid moving mountains to fanged people, but they all love to eat human meat.
22nd Mar '17 10:42:30 AM DustSnitch
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* Trolls in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[{{Potterverse}} universe]] are strong, large, and not too possessed of smarts. There's nothing really unique about them. The first troll we meet is depicted like a wild animal let loose, but we later meet trolls who are somewhat smarter (at least in that they can be hired as thugs). Apparently, a rather optimistic wizard once tried to teach trolls ballet. It didn't end well for him. The trolls seen later were mentioned as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything 'comparing the size of their clubs.']]

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* Trolls in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[{{Potterverse}} universe]] ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe are strong, large, and not too possessed of smarts. There's nothing really unique about them. The first troll we meet is depicted like a wild animal let loose, but we later meet trolls who are somewhat smarter (at least in that they can be hired as thugs). Apparently, a rather optimistic wizard once tried to teach trolls ballet. It didn't end well for him. The trolls seen later were mentioned as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything 'comparing the size of their clubs.']]
13th Mar '17 11:01:13 AM Theriocephalus
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* The trolls in Rienne Poortvliet's ''Literature/{{Gnomes}}'' books are nasty, ugly, foul, cruel -- every feature every bad troll ever had lumped into one bloated hairy little monster. And there is a subspecies, the Snotgurdle, who is ''worse''.

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* The trolls in Rienne Poortvliet's ''Literature/{{Gnomes}}'' books are nasty, ugly, foul, cruel -- every feature every bad troll ever had lumped into one bloated hairy little monster. And there is a subspecies, the Snotgurdle, Snotgurgle, who is ''worse''.''worse''. Regular trolls may be dim-witted oafs who love to torment captured gnomes and kidnap human children, but Snotgurgles are horrible, filthy, cruel monsters who almost invariably kill the gnomes they capture, often in fairly nasty ways.
6th Mar '17 2:09:23 AM InsaneMystic
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* German RPG ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has trolls that are big (about 10 feet/3 metres), hairy humanoids, stubborn and easily angered, with a sweet tooth. They're also one of the oldest civilization-building races in that universe, and while they're not too fond of the smaller races, they're not evil.

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* German RPG ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has trolls that are big (about 10 feet/3 metres), hairy humanoids, stubborn and easily angered, with a sweet tooth. They're also one of the oldest civilization-building races in that universe, [[DyingRace even though very few of them are alive in the present day anymore]], and while they're not too fond of the smaller races, they're not evil.
19th Feb '17 9:41:58 AM SSJMagus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Star accidentally (and permanently!) transforms her high school math teacher Miss Skullnick into a troll. Skullnick ends up with green skin, fangs, a huge nose, long red hair and a red gem in the place of her belly button. She's understandably upset by this, until a few episodes later when she learns that [[CursedWithAwesome trolls live for over 400 years, can lift over 100 times their own body weight and are virtually indestructible]].
25th Jan '17 6:01:21 PM SteveMB
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** The similarity is close enough to facilitate a [[MasterOfIllusion Foolamancy]] trick to disguise a twoll as Parson at a key moment.
22nd Jan '17 12:02:41 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have also trolls as recurring villains, presented as a kind of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[LittleGreenMen small greenish humanoid]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have also trolls as recurring villains, presented as a kind of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[LittleGreenMen small greenish humanoid]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have also trolls as recurring villains, presented as a kind of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[LittleGreenMen small greenish humanoid]].
22nd Jan '17 12:01:48 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have also trolls as recurring villains, presented as a kind of AlwaysChaoticEvil small greenish humanoid.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have also trolls as recurring villains, presented as a kind of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[LittleGreenMen small greenish humanoid.humanoid]].
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