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15th Jun '16 3:09:23 PM margdean56
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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' ''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).

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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' ''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]] temperamental]] woman with a cow tail and unusual strength; they're both trolls, TheFairFolk, and confusingly, ''also'' a type of "Alf" (Elf, that is).
15th Jun '16 2:57:39 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' trolls are short, stocky, warty, grey-green, ugly and materialistic. They are also more technologically advanced than most of the rest of the world, live underground, and have beards, making then [[CaptainErsatz stand-ins for Dwarves]]. Naturally, [[ElvesVersusDwarves the elves and trolls don't get along well]]. And when you cross an elf with a troll you apparently get a Dwarf who's a MagnificentBastard [[TheTrickster Trickster]] with a major Freudian Excuse.

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' trolls are short, stocky, warty, grey-green, ugly and materialistic. They are also more technologically advanced than most of the rest of the world, live underground, and have beards, making then them [[CaptainErsatz stand-ins for Dwarves]]. Naturally, [[ElvesVersusDwarves the elves and trolls don't get along well]]. And when you cross an elf with a troll you apparently get a Dwarf who's a MagnificentBastard [[TheTrickster Trickster]] with a major Freudian Excuse.



* At least two different kinds of trolls have appeared in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The first are Asgardian trolls, exemplified by [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor-villains]] Ullik and Geirrodur. Asgardian trolls very much resemble the Scandinavian trolls mentioned below, but are superhumanly strong - Ulik is on par with Thor, for example. The second kind were a group of myriad-seeming humanoid creatures of various colors who, among other things, hunted a young mutant for his ability to transmute elements; this group has had two story appearances to date spanning four comics.

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* At least two different kinds of trolls have appeared in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The first are Asgardian trolls, exemplified by [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor-villains]] Ullik and Geirrodur. Asgardian trolls very much resemble the Scandinavian trolls mentioned below, but are superhumanly strong - Ulik -- Ullik is on par with Thor, for example. The second kind were a group of myriad-seeming humanoid creatures of various colors who, among other things, hunted a young mutant for his ability to transmute elements; this group has had two story appearances to date spanning four comics.
25th May '16 12:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SerenityRose'', trolls are big hairy creatures with almost completely featureless faces[[http://www.heartshapedskull.com/2008/10/15/goodbye-crestfallen-page-045/]], conjured by witches to defend the Inconsolable Wood from intruders, and are specifically designed to take orders from any witch.

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* In ''SerenityRose'', ''Webcomic/SerenityRose'', trolls are big hairy creatures with almost completely featureless faces[[http://www.heartshapedskull.com/2008/10/15/goodbye-crestfallen-page-045/]], conjured by witches to defend the Inconsolable Wood from intruders, and are specifically designed to take orders from any witch.
23rd May '16 12:26:59 PM Divra
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* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'': "The trolls of Glittertind" are shown to be one of the factions that rise up to repel the [[AlienInvasion Enelsian invaders]]. The trolls essentially look like large (in the 15 ft-range) big-nosed and coarse-featured humans who dress in stereotypical 19th-century Norwegian clothes and are strong enough to bodily hurl alien tanks into the ocean.
7th May '16 7:15:42 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Lithuanian Snow Troll of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, who is very small and purple.[[/folder]]
29th Apr '16 5:03:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', the troll is a cranky toddler equivalent who throws a tantrum and blocks the bridge because he was woken up from his nap. Fortunately, Bear's Mama Bear is a master troll tamer and knows that the troll can be dealt with by using a firm tone, giving him a blankie and teddy bear, and redirecting him back below the bridge to curl up to finish its nap. Alternatively, giving him a balloon will also work, if you extract a promise from him to go back and finish the nap in exchange for it.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', the troll is a cranky toddler equivalent who throws a tantrum and blocks the bridge because he was woken up from his nap. Fortunately, Bear's Mama Bear is a master troll tamer and knows that the troll can be dealt with by using a firm tone, giving him a blankie and teddy bear, and redirecting him back below the bridge to curl up to finish its his nap. Alternatively, giving him a balloon will also work, if you extract a promise from him to go back and finish the nap in exchange for it.
29th Apr '16 4:30:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', the troll is a cranky toddler equivalent who throws a tantrum and blocks the bridge because he was woken up from his nap. Fortunately, Bear's Mama Bear is a master troll tamer and knows that the troll can be dealt with by using a firm tone, giving him a blankie and teddy bear, and redirecting him back below the bridge to curl up to finish its nap. Alternatively, giving him a balloon will also work, if you extract a promise from him to go back and finish the nap in exchange for it.
24th Apr '16 1:50:57 PM WillKeaton
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* TabletopGame/DragonDice has trolls who are one of the monsters for the Goblin race. Arguably one of the best units in the game, these trolls have the size and strength typical of fantasy trolls, but also have the somewhat unusual ability to regenerate units other than themselves.

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* TabletopGame/DragonDice ''TabletopGame/DragonDice'' has trolls who are one of the monsters for the Goblin race. Arguably one of the best units in the game, these trolls have the size and strength typical of fantasy trolls, but also have the somewhat unusual ability to regenerate units other than themselves.
24th Apr '16 1:50:32 PM WillKeaton
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' trolls [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=122405 are]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=19630 all]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=49828 over]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=108806 the]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=146021 place]]. At least they can all cheat their way out of death, usually by regenerating (Eventide has one that uses persist instead)...

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' trolls [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=122405 are]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=19630 all]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=49828 over]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=108806 the]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=146021 place]]. place.]] At least they can all cheat their way out of death, usually by regenerating (Eventide has one that uses persist instead)...
20th Mar '16 3:38:19 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' trolls are creatures that hunt within the northern forests. They are huge man-eating green-skinned monsters with two huge saber-tooth fangs that protrude from their mouth. They are capable of insanely fast movements and unexpected stealth. They smell the blood of their prey, and are capable of indefinitely stalking them if not put down first. They are also apparently distant relatives of goblins.

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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, trolls are creatures that hunt within the northern forests. They are huge man-eating green-skinned monsters with two huge saber-tooth fangs that protrude from their mouth. They are capable of insanely fast movements and unexpected stealth. They smell the blood of their prey, and are capable of indefinitely stalking them if not put down first. They are also apparently distant relatives of goblins.
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