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18th Feb '17 6:36:21 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'': The Shadoun, Banbarra, and basically everyone outside Gujaareh and Kisua are barbarians. At least, that is what the people of Gujaareh and Kisua think. Granted, the barbarians from the north join the conflict only because it offers them an opportunity to fight and loot.
14th Feb '17 2:25:56 PM Steven
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* The majority of the beastmen tribes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' fall under this and are always at odds with the spoken races (including the player). They like to steal from travelling merchants, kidnap people to use them as sacrifices to their primal gods, and enslave the people they kidnap by having their primal [[BrainwashedAndCrazy temper them]]. There are some sects in each tribe that don't want to engage in such barbaric activity and may sometimes even help the spoken by going against their own kind.



* Tiffany from ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'' comes from an almost text book perfect example of one of these tribes. This causes some problems when it comes to her attitude to women and [[GenderBender being turned into one]].

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* Tiffany from ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'' comes from an almost text book textbook perfect example of one of these tribes. This causes some problems when it comes to her attitude to women and [[GenderBender being turned into one]].
23rd Jan '17 2:19:34 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs}}'': The Scorpions fill this role in the Outback, caring only for strength and attacking their more civilized neighbors in vast hordes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs}}'': ''WesternAnimation/KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs'': The Scorpions fill this role in the Outback, caring only for strength and attacking their more civilized neighbors in vast hordes.hordes.
* The Barbaric Bears in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' are a Barbarian version of the Gummi Bears using all the common tropes.
2nd Jan '17 11:03:36 AM Rhodes7
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs}}'': The Scorpions fill this role in the Outback, caring only for strength and attacking their more civilized neighbors in vast hordes.
21st Nov '16 8:29:40 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** The hillmen are a more "classical" variety, though they're mostly based on Scotsmen and rather heroic, even if they worship a "pagan" nature goddess.
** The Outwallers are a more morally grey variety, and are based on Native American tribes rather than European ones. They're known for raiding Wall-side settlements and allying themselves with many [[FairFolk Wild Powers]], though they have peaceful interactions with Alba and Morea, too.
25th Sep '16 9:22:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/AnArmyOfTheDead'' has the invading Burgid horde, who crush all opposition before them until they smack against an ArmyOfTheDead.

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* ''Literature/AnArmyOfTheDead'' has the invading Burgid horde, who crush all opposition before them until they smack against an ArmyOfTheDead.army of the dead.
6th Sep '16 1:29:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Kadeshi in the FarsalaTrilogy are a pretty straight example of this trope, whereas the Suud are more of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].

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* The Kadeshi in the FarsalaTrilogy ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'' are a pretty straight example of this trope, whereas the Suud are more of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].
29th Jul '16 6:03:21 PM thatmadork
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** The Nords and the Khergits would also qualify, though to a lesser extent - they've since settled down into cities to give this whole "building a stable nation" thing a go.
29th Jul '16 5:59:36 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade''. Two words: [[HornyVikings Sea Raiders.]]
-->''"I WILL DRINK FROM YOUR SKULL!"''
5th Jul '16 8:34:05 AM StFan
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On the other hand, Claude Levi-Strauss said the only real barbarians are the ones who believe in barbarians[[note]][[FridgeLogic Which would make him a barbarian...]][[/note]]. The Ancient Greeks, who invented the term, applied it pretty liberally to anyone they didn't like, including peoples who were quite civilized by any reasonable standard (like the [[AncientEgypt Egyptians]] and the Persians) and even other Greeks who didn't live up to Athenian ideals[[note]]Though its worth nothing that the original context of the word meant 'foreigner', rather than 'uncivilized'.[[/note]]. A modern work that applies CharacterDevelopment to its barbarians may quickly find them to be NotSoDifferent.

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On the other hand, Claude Levi-Strauss said the only real barbarians are the ones who believe in barbarians[[note]][[FridgeLogic Which would make him a barbarian...]][[/note]]. The Ancient Greeks, who invented the term, applied it pretty liberally to anyone they didn't like, including peoples who were quite civilized by any reasonable standard (like the [[AncientEgypt Egyptians]] and the Persians) and even other Greeks who didn't live up to Athenian ideals[[note]]Though its worth nothing that the original context of the word meant 'foreigner', "foreigner", rather than 'uncivilized'."uncivilized".[[/note]]. A modern work that applies CharacterDevelopment to its barbarians may quickly find them to be NotSoDifferent.



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* The Visigoths from the Capital One credit card commercials. They shill the credit card by talking about ordinary-sounding purchases that we see are being done in a "barbaric" way. For example, they might talk about using the card to pay at the drive-through when we see them in the drive-through in a war chariot.
** In the original commercials they were a representation of a competitor's high interest rates. They would tear a path of destruction through the background, only to be thwarted when the ad's protagonist mentioned he was using the card advertised. Over time they apparently just forgot what the purpose of having them in the ad was.

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* The Visigoths from the Capital One credit card commercials. They shill the credit card by talking about ordinary-sounding purchases that we see are being done in a "barbaric" way. For example, they might talk about using the card to pay at the drive-through when we see them in the drive-through in a war chariot.
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chariot. In the original commercials they were a representation of a competitor's high interest rates. They would tear a path of destruction through the background, only to be thwarted when the ad's protagonist mentioned he was using the card advertised. Over time they apparently just forgot what the purpose of having them in the ad was.



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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', PlayedForLaughs. The main characters are all proud barbarians, but instead of being ruthless and dramatic they're mostly weird, self-obsessed, shallow and a bit pathetic. There's also hints that despite their constant resistance of the Romans that they are becoming quite Romanised.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', PlayedForLaughs. The main characters are all proud barbarians, but instead of being ruthless and dramatic they're mostly weird, self-obsessed, shallow and a bit pathetic. There's also hints that despite their constant resistance of to the Romans that Romans, they are becoming quite Romanised.Romanized.



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* ''The13thWarrior'' with Antonio Banderas. The barbarian Vikings defend themselves against the even more barbarous [[spoiler:Neanderthal tribe]].

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* ''The13thWarrior'' ''Film/The13thWarrior'' with Antonio Banderas. The barbarian Vikings defend themselves against the even more barbarous [[spoiler:Neanderthal tribe]].






* ''Hercules: Legendary Journeys'', ''Xena: Warrior Princess'', and ''Beastmaster'' all used this trope extensively. These TV shows were made in Australia or New Zealand, so they may draw upon the same group of writers who particularly like these types of antagonists.
** Beastmaster actually included an INVERSION of the trope during one season, when the "civilized" new military power overshadowed the previous BigBad barbarian tribe, wiping them off the map with ease. They saw the Beastmaster and his allies as this too.

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* ''Hercules: Legendary Journeys'', ''Xena: Warrior Princess'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', and ''Beastmaster'' all used use this trope extensively. These TV shows were made in Australia or New Zealand, so they may draw upon the same group of writers who particularly like these types of antagonists.
** Beastmaster * ''Series/{{Beastmaster}}'' actually included includes an INVERSION inversion of the trope during one season, when the "civilized" new military power overshadowed the previous BigBad barbarian tribe, wiping them off the map with ease. They saw the Beastmaster and his allies as this too.



* The Grounders from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' fit this trope, though the more technologically advanced Sky People and Mountain Men are often shown being just as harsh and brutal.

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* The Grounders from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' ''Series/The100'' fit this trope, though the more technologically advanced Sky People and Mountain Men are often shown being just as harsh and brutal.



** At least the Norscans are ''somewhat'' civilized - the [[BeastMan Beastmen]] who dwell in the Old World's dark forests and lonely mountains are even worse. These horned, braying savages want only to tear down and defile the other races' domains, and have no culture beyond erecting herdstones in their campsites, raping and/or eating any unfortunate souls they manage to capture alive, and a shamanistic religion that combines Chaos worship with other ancient gods of war and slaughter.

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** At least the Norscans are ''somewhat'' civilized - -- the [[BeastMan Beastmen]] who dwell in the Old World's dark forests and lonely mountains are even worse. These horned, braying savages want only to tear down and defile the other races' domains, and have no culture beyond erecting herdstones in their campsites, raping and/or eating any unfortunate souls they manage to capture alive, and a shamanistic religion that combines Chaos worship with other ancient gods of war and slaughter.



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* Tiffany from ''{{Exiern}}'' comes from an almost text book perfect example of one of these tribes. This causes some problems when it comes to her attitude to women and [[GenderBender being turned into one]].

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* Tiffany from ''{{Exiern}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'' comes from an almost text book perfect example of one of these tribes. This causes some problems when it comes to her attitude to women and [[GenderBender being turned into one]].



* The Vikings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' were generally portrayed in this manner.

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* The Vikings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' were are generally portrayed in this manner.



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