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4th Dec '16 8:19:10 PM ChrisX
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4th Dec '16 8:18:42 PM ChrisX
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[[caption-width-right:250:Enemies? Crushed. Having them driven before you? Seen. Lamentation of their women? Heard.]]


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Not being listened? Then to hell with you!]]

1st Dec '16 6:08:18 PM ChrisX
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* Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series. In a rarity for Barbarian Heroes in D&D-based games, not actually of the Barbarian class (Minsc is a Ranger instead).

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* Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series. In a rarity for Barbarian Heroes in D&D-based games, not actually of the Barbarian class (Minsc class, he is a Ranger instead).instead. This is because the D&D rules decreed that the only class allowed to have animal companions are Rangers, and Minsc is absolutely inseparable from his pet 'miniature space hamster' Boo.
19th Nov '16 10:55:16 PM DustSnitch
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The Barbarian Hero is the ancient-era (or FuturePrimitive) {{Badass}}, armed with muscles upon muscles and a variety of very sharp bladed objects, whose job it is to kill lots of monsters and kick lots of ass. While he seems to favor {{Cool Sword}}s (the [[{{BFS}} bigger]], the better) he's more likely than other heroes to have AnAxeToGrind, CarryABigStick, DropTheHammer or [[EpicFlail Flail Epically]]. A MightyGlacier, or even a LightningBruiser, he's able to defeat wizards and giants despite having [[BadassNormal no magical abilities]] (in myth, this was often ascribed to [[HalfHumanHybrid divine ancestry]]). One of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, but seems to be coming back into style recently.

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The Barbarian Hero is the ancient-era (or FuturePrimitive) {{Badass}}, badass, armed with muscles upon muscles and a variety of very sharp bladed objects, whose job it is to kill lots of monsters and kick lots of ass. While he seems to favor {{Cool Sword}}s (the [[{{BFS}} bigger]], the better) he's more likely than other heroes to have AnAxeToGrind, CarryABigStick, DropTheHammer or [[EpicFlail Flail Epically]]. A MightyGlacier, or even a LightningBruiser, he's able to defeat wizards and giants despite having [[BadassNormal no magical abilities]] (in myth, this was often ascribed to [[HalfHumanHybrid divine ancestry]]). One of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, but seems to be coming back into style recently.



* [[{{ComicBook/Birthright}} Mikey Rhodes]], who visually resembles this trope, being a [[TheBigGuy towering]], [[BadassBeard bearded]] [[{{Badass}} warrior]] [[WalkingArmory armed to the teeth]] [[{{BFS}} with some massive weapons]], with one police officer even calling him Conan at a point. In essence, [[FallenHero its a lot more complicated]].

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* [[{{ComicBook/Birthright}} Mikey Rhodes]], who visually resembles this trope, being a [[TheBigGuy towering]], [[BadassBeard bearded]] [[{{Badass}} warrior]] warrior [[WalkingArmory armed to the teeth]] [[{{BFS}} with some massive weapons]], with one police officer even calling him Conan at a point. In essence, [[FallenHero its a lot more complicated]].



* Aside from being a villain, Raven of ''Literature/SnowCrash'' is essentially one of these transplanted into a {{Cyberpunk}} setting, with [[{{Badass}} devastating]] [[TheDreaded results]]. He manages to make primitive weapons like his beloved glass knives effective even in the cyberpunk era through sheer skill and toughness, and is utterly contemptuous of Western civilization and all it represents.

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* Aside from being a villain, Raven of ''Literature/SnowCrash'' is essentially one of these transplanted into a {{Cyberpunk}} setting, with [[{{Badass}} devastating]] devastating [[TheDreaded results]]. He manages to make primitive weapons like his beloved glass knives effective even in the cyberpunk era through sheer skill and toughness, and is utterly contemptuous of Western civilization and all it represents.



* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat bears more then a few traces of this trope. His personal hero was Achilles, his goal in life was to [[GlorySeeker win glory]] and become known as [[{{Badass}} a mighty warrior]] (his own words). And his conquests look less like a monarch carrying out a carefully planned {{Realpolitik}} and more like a raider on a rampage, or even like a GreatWhiteHunter on a safari. On top of that, proper Greeks certainly considered him a barbarian themselves, as the kingdom of Macedon was on the periphery of Greek civilization and barely regarded as civilized itself (and most definitely not as "Greek"). The irony kicks in when it is pointed out that, on the other hand, he was cultured and trained by the best scholars. His teacher was Creator/{{Aristotle}}, in fact; and whenever he found any interesting items on his conquests, he would send them back to his teacher to study.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat bears more then a few traces of this trope. His personal hero was Achilles, his goal in life was to [[GlorySeeker win glory]] and become known as [[{{Badass}} a mighty warrior]] warrior (his own words). And his conquests look less like a monarch carrying out a carefully planned {{Realpolitik}} and more like a raider on a rampage, or even like a GreatWhiteHunter on a safari. On top of that, proper Greeks certainly considered him a barbarian themselves, as the kingdom of Macedon was on the periphery of Greek civilization and barely regarded as civilized itself (and most definitely not as "Greek"). The irony kicks in when it is pointed out that, on the other hand, he was cultured and trained by the best scholars. His teacher was Creator/{{Aristotle}}, in fact; and whenever he found any interesting items on his conquests, he would send them back to his teacher to study.
12th Nov '16 12:56:02 PM thatmadork
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** Playing as a Barbarian does come with a few special quirks. You're faster and more athletic than a Fighter and have more hitpoints to boot, as you were raised in the wilds and needed to become physically fit from a very young age. On the other hand, because you haven't had the privileges of learning to properly fight in a civilised society like your Fighter pal, you're not trained to use heavier armour nor tower shields and have fewer combat feats. In 3rd edition, [[NeverLearnedToRead Barbarians were also the only class in the game who started as illiterate]].
20th Oct '16 8:31:19 PM ChrisX
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* Barbarian is one of the available classes in both ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. The Barbarians as a race are given a different spin in this series than most, being not individual world-roaming anti-heroes but rather a heroic and honorable ProudWarriorRace charged with protecting a CosmicKeystone. The non-canon, third-party expansion of the first game, titled ''Hellfire'', also allowed a Barbarian class.

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* Barbarian is one of the available classes in both ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. The Barbarians as a race are given a different spin in this series than most, being not individual world-roaming anti-heroes but rather a heroic and honorable ProudWarriorRace charged with protecting a CosmicKeystone. The non-canon, third-party expansion of the first game, titled ''Hellfire'', also allowed a Barbarian class. One of these Barbarians, Sonya, represents the class in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.


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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' features the Barbarian King Tryndamere, wielding a bigass sword and the ability to [[WhyWontYouDie NOT die, sustained with nothing but his own rage]]
20th Oct '16 6:25:14 PM tropower
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' are these to a degree, especially Lion-O.
20th Sep '16 8:15:18 PM PaulA
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* In [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series, middle-aged truck driver Joe finds himself reborn in a fantasy world as Joe, the Barbarian! With a mighty sword...Irving!

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* In [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series, Creator/JackLChalker's ''Literature/TheRiverOfDancingGods'', middle-aged truck driver Joe finds himself reborn in a fantasy world as Joe, the Barbarian! With a mighty sword...Irving!
16th Aug '16 12:23:44 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' parodies the trope with [[RatedMForManly Kronar the Barbarian]], a warrior from an all-male tribe who is essentially a ManlyGay version of Conan. When not sleeping with other manly men, he is usually seen in an UnstoppableRage. He also has a [[MrSeahorse daughter]] who is apparently as much of a badass as he is, given that she was [[LittleMissBadass killing wolves with her bare hands a few hours after birth]].
16th Aug '16 12:15:35 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Mugen]]. A [[TheBerserker Berserker]], BloodKnight and former {{Pirate}}, he cares about little else than fighting, drinking, gambling and shagging and has nothing but contempt for all authority.

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* [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Mugen]].Mugen in Anime/SamuraiChamploo. A [[TheBerserker Berserker]], BloodKnight and former {{Pirate}}, he cares about little else than fighting, drinking, gambling and shagging and has nothing but contempt for all authority.
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