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27th Apr '17 8:05:09 PM jormis29
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* Amathea (Lana Clarkson) from ''Barbarian Queen'', but not in the sequel.

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* Amathea (Lana Clarkson) from ''Barbarian Queen'', ''Film/BarbarianQueen'', but not in the sequel.
20th Apr '17 3:53:26 PM jormis29
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* Kain (David Carradine) from ''The Warrior and the Sorceress,'' a Barbarian Hero version of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''.

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* Kain (David Carradine) from ''The Warrior and the Sorceress,'' ''Film/TheWarriorAndTheSorceress,'' a Barbarian Hero version of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''.
6th Apr '17 5:45:25 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineCities'' there's Sigrud je Harkvaldsson, Shara's six and a half feet tall bodyguard and assistant. She tends to introduce him as her [[BlatantLies secretary]], especially when confronted with other people's assumption that he's just a Dreyling barbarian from the northern lands. Sigrud does not care to correct their assumptions and prefers his heritage to dictate others' opinion of him. It is, however, Sigrud who often saves the day and gets horribly injured while fighting to protect strangers, even though his methods for doing so involve copious amounts of flat-out slaughter.
2nd Apr '17 11:46:19 AM nombretomado
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* Bhima, the third Pandava brother in the ''{{Mahabharata}}''. He's not TheHero either - his two older brothers are Yudhisthira, TheCaptain of sorts and paragon of morality and ethical compass to all five brothers, and Arjuna, an [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower outrageously]] skilled warrior of all forms and a borderline metaphorical god of archery. Bhima just fits here because of his [[HotBlooded temper]] and absurd levels of strength (notably ripping apart a man in half by the crotch) and stamina (survived being poisoned just because of his size, and was subsequently nursed to health by the Nagas - increasing his power another ''tenfold'').

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* Bhima, the third Pandava brother in the ''{{Mahabharata}}''.''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. He's not TheHero either - his two older brothers are Yudhisthira, TheCaptain of sorts and paragon of morality and ethical compass to all five brothers, and Arjuna, an [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower outrageously]] skilled warrior of all forms and a borderline metaphorical god of archery. Bhima just fits here because of his [[HotBlooded temper]] and absurd levels of strength (notably ripping apart a man in half by the crotch) and stamina (survived being poisoned just because of his size, and was subsequently nursed to health by the Nagas - increasing his power another ''tenfold'').
31st Mar '17 6:35:33 PM JulianLapostat
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* The Warriors of Chaos of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are actually an entire faction of Barbarian {{Villain Protagonist}}s, being a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Viking Age Scandinavia which worships the [[GodOfEvil Chaos]] [[EldritchAbomination Gods]]. Particularly, every special character choice they have is this trope incarnated, then bloodsoaked, and then put in a bulky suit of inch-thick plate armour decorated with skulls and other assorted trophies.

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* The Warriors of Chaos of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are actually an entire faction of Barbarian {{Villain Protagonist}}s, being a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Viking Age UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge Scandinavia which worships the [[GodOfEvil Chaos]] [[EldritchAbomination Gods]]. Particularly, every special character choice they have is this trope incarnated, then bloodsoaked, and then put in a bulky suit of inch-thick plate armour decorated with skulls and other assorted trophies.
11th Mar '17 12:20:12 PM JudahMaccabee5750
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* Hirad Coldheart from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheRaven'' certainly fits the bill. He is somewhat more thoughtful and patient (up to a point) than the usual examples. He wears lots of furs and leather, though, and fights in the manner of a berserker. Swords, axes, bare fists, even teeth are some of his weapons of choice.
4th Mar '17 9:14:09 AM Quanyails
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* Various forms of barbarians appear in Capital One commercials. Whats in your wallet?

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* Various forms of barbarians appear in Capital One commercials. Whats What's in your wallet?
25th Jan '17 2:42:39 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Achiles in ''Literature/TheIliad'' is almost the UrExample.

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* Achiles Achilles in ''Literature/TheIliad'' is almost the UrExample.
26th Dec '16 8:42:13 AM HazelMcCallister
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* Averted in ''Film/TheBladeMaster'', despite its Conan-inspired HeroicFantasy aesthetic. Ator certainly looks the part and is a great warrior, but he's also highly-educated and high-minded, and studied at the feet of a scientist who lives in a castle, while "barbarians" are referred to with derision in the film.


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** Later books see a decline in the profession of barbarian heroism concurrent with the progress of Disc civilization. The truest of barbarian heroes are pared down to old men like Cohen and the Horde, while younger ones like Hrun seek out steadier jobs and the famed barbarian bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork become more of a show for tourists.


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** Broadly speaking, the heroes of Greek mythology are not too different from Vikings and Norse heroes, in the areas of monster-slaying, plundering, single combat, and general warrior culture. There's even some evidence that unlike Vikings, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_Vase they actually wore horned helmets]].
12th Dec '16 2:15:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Most prominent Viking saga heroes qualify and are indeed, the primary inspiration for this trope's existence. After all, no one's more badass than the Vikings.

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* Most prominent Viking saga heroes qualify and are indeed, the primary inspiration for this trope's existence. After all, no one's more badass than the Vikings.[[HornyVikings Vikings]].


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