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2nd Feb '16 9:47:19 PM M84
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** The XIIth legion of the Space Marines once known as the War Hounds and now better known as the World Eaters fought with a ferocity that reminded the Emperor of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe on Terra (hence the name). They became even more extreme examples after their Primarch Angron had the Butcher's Nails copied and implanted in most of their heads. The Nails made it so that rampant fighting and bloodshed were the only things that could grant them satisfaction. Small wonder this was the legion that would pledge themselves to Khorne during the Heresy.
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** The XIIth twelfth legion of the Space Marines once known as the War Hounds and now better known as the World Eaters fought with a ferocity that reminded the Emperor of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe on Terra (hence the name). They became even more extreme examples after their Primarch Angron had the Butcher's Nails copied and implanted in most of their heads. The Nails made it so that rampant fighting and bloodshed were the only things that could grant them satisfaction. Small wonder this was the legion that would pledge themselves to Khorne during the Heresy.
2nd Feb '16 9:46:51 PM M84
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** The XIIth legion of the Space Marines once known as the War Hounds and now better known as the World Eaters fought with a ferocity that reminded the Emperor of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe on Terra (hence the name). They became even more extreme examples after their Primarch Angron had the Butcher's Nails copied and implanted in most of their heads. The Nails made it so that rampant fighting and bloodshed were the only things that could grant them satisfaction. Small wonder this was the legion that would pledge themselves to Khorne during the Heresy.
1st Feb '16 12:01:24 AM Mhazard
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1st Feb '16 12:01:23 AM Mhazard
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SubTrope of InHarmsWay. SisterTrope to CombatSadomasochist, TheRealMan, and BoisterousBruiser. Compare CavalierCompetitor and, for a more general trope, ChallengeSeeker. May be from a MartyrdomCulture and will nearly always believe that WarIsGlorious. If he (or she, though it's much rarer, however see LadyOfWar) is in the military, then he will almost inevitably be a ColonelKilgore. A MonsterKnight has a high chance of being one. A more violent example that nonetheless fights on the side of good may (or may not) be a SociopathicHero. Not to be confused with the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Knight of Blood]], who is very unlike this trope.
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SubTrope of InHarmsWay. SisterTrope to CombatSadomasochist, TheRealMan, and BoisterousBruiser. Compare CavalierCompetitor and, for a more general trope, ChallengeSeeker. May be from a MartyrdomCulture and will nearly always believe that WarIsGlorious. If he (or she, though it's much rarer, however see LadyOfWar) is in the military, then he will almost inevitably be a ColonelKilgore. A MonsterKnight has a high chance of being one. A more violent example that nonetheless fights on the side of good may (or may not) be a SociopathicHero. Not to be confused with the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Knight of Blood]], who is very unlike this trope. trope. It also has [[IThoughtItMeant nothing to do with]] a knight who uses BloodMagic.
27th Jan '16 5:06:26 PM Galacton
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Personality-wise, he can be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly DumbMuscle) which just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]], or, if he's a little more sophisticated/developed, he can have aspects of the WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or CulturedWarrior. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]].
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Personality-wise, he can more evil ones may be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly DumbMuscle) which TheBrute) who just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]], or, if he's a little Burn!"]]. Good/[[AntiVillain Sympathetic]] ones are usually more sophisticated/developed, he and can have aspects of the WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or CulturedWarrior. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]].
26th Jan '16 3:10:04 AM Galacton
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Fighting is everything to the Blood Knight. He lives for it. He might deliberately disadvantage himself in order to make fights last longer and loves to reveal that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he is not left-handed]]. It's not so much about winning or losing, morality, the motives of his allies, or even [[GlorySeeker the glory]], that drives this guy so much as it is the opportunity for a good fight. A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. The most extreme types put their love of fighting AboveGoodAndEvil. If heroic, they will frequently be TheBigGuy in an ensemble, the character most likely to solve his problems by force of arms. They might make the less violent members of the crew a little nervous, especially if they go off on a [[BerserkButton hair trigger]]. The nice ones merely enjoy the challenge and not hurting others necessarily and don't hurt people unprovoked since they have a sense of right and wrong. If an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a WorthyOpponent, since he doesn't want to kill the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. He might undergo a HeelFaceTurn if he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] and join the hero's team, or simply betray his boss to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun. Less pleasant characters with this trait may exist, especially if they are also the {{Big Bad}} or their [[TheDragon right hand men]] who will [[KickTheDog do all kinds of]] [[MoralEventHorizon horrible things]] to trigger his opponent's BerserkButton enough to fight seriously and give them a challenge. This type overlaps heavily with PsychoForHire. Personality-wise, he can be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly DumbMuscle) which just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]], or, if he's a little more sophisticated/developed, he can be a WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or even a GeniusBruiser. The latter cases are rare. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]]. The Blood Knight doesn't even have to be a particularly violent man most of the time. A common version found in Eastern fiction is the Wandering Martial Artist, who is WalkingTheEarth looking for strong opponents to test his skills against. This might be coupled with a love of fair duels and a desire to {{challenge|Seeker}} the [[SpiritedCompetitor best and strongest]]. This type still enjoys the thrill of the fight, but usually eschews the death and bloodshed aspect. A living opponent, after all, can improve their skills and provide an even better challenge later. DefeatEqualsFriendship is a common occurrence with these guys, their opponent's or their own.
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Fighting is everything to the Blood Knight. He lives for it. He might deliberately disadvantage himself in order to make fights last longer and loves to reveal that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he is not left-handed]]. It's not so much about winning or losing, morality, the motives of his allies, or even [[GlorySeeker the glory]], that drives this guy so much as it is the opportunity for a good fight. fight. A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. The Though [[AntiHero AntiHeroes]] and [[AntiVillain AntiVillains]] tend to be most extreme types put their love of fighting AboveGoodAndEvil. If heroic, they common. Heroic examples will frequently be TheBigGuy in an ensemble, the character most likely to solve his problems by force of arms. They might make the less violent members of the crew a little nervous, especially if they go off on a [[BerserkButton hair trigger]]. The nice ones He may merely enjoy the challenge and not hurting others necessarily and don't hurt people unprovoked since they have a sense of right and wrong. If an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a WorthyOpponent, since he doesn't want to kill the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. He might undergo a HeelFaceTurn if he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] and join the hero's team, or simply betray his boss to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun. Less pleasant characters with this trait may exist, especially if they are also the {{Big Bad}} or their [[TheDragon right hand men]] who will [[KickTheDog do all kinds of]] [[MoralEventHorizon horrible things]] to trigger his opponent's BerserkButton enough to fight seriously and give them a challenge. This type overlaps heavily with PsychoForHire. Personality-wise, he can be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly DumbMuscle) which just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]], or, if he's a little more sophisticated/developed, he can be a WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or even a GeniusBruiser. The latter cases are rare. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]]. wrong. The Blood Knight doesn't even have to be a particularly violent man most of the time. A common version found in Eastern fiction is the Wandering Martial Artist, who is WalkingTheEarth [[WalkingTheEarth Wanders the Earth]] looking for strong opponents to test his skills against. This might be coupled with a love of fair duels and a desire to {{challenge|Seeker}} the [[SpiritedCompetitor best and strongest]]. This type still enjoys the thrill of the fight, but usually eschews the death and bloodshed aspect. A living opponent, after all, can improve their skills and provide an even better challenge later. DefeatEqualsFriendship is a common occurrence with these guys, their opponent's or their own. own. As an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a AntiVillain, since he doesn't want to kill the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. If he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] he might undergo a HeelFaceTurn and join the hero's team, or simply gain a [[WorthyOpponent newfound respect]] for his foe that he [[DefeatMeansRespect didn't have before]]. He might deliberately disadvantage himself in order to make fights last longer and loves to reveal that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he is not left-handed]]. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun. He may even betray his boss if he insists on interfering to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Less pleasant ones may [[KickTheDog do all kinds of horrible things]] to trigger their opponent's BerserkButton enough to fight them. Though if they specifically love to kill (rather than fight) they are a PsychoForHire. Personality-wise, he can be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly DumbMuscle) which just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]], or, if he's a little more sophisticated/developed, he can have aspects of the WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or CulturedWarrior. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]].
23rd Jan '16 10:25:36 AM Galacton
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WarIsHell? Not to this guy.
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WarIsHell? Not to for this guy. guy!

A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. The most extreme types put their love of fighting AboveGoodAndEvil. If heroic, they will frequently be TheBigGuy in an ensemble, the character most likely to solve his problems by force of arms. They might make the less violent members of the crew a little nervous, especially if they go off on a [[BerserkButton hair trigger]]. The nice ones merely enjoy the challenge and not hurting others necessarily and don't hurt people unprovoked since they have a sense of right and wrong. If an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a WorthyOpponent, since he doesn't want to defeat the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. He might undergo a HeelFaceTurn if he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] and join the hero's team, or simply betray his boss to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun.
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A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. The most extreme types put their love of fighting AboveGoodAndEvil. If heroic, they will frequently be TheBigGuy in an ensemble, the character most likely to solve his problems by force of arms. They might make the less violent members of the crew a little nervous, especially if they go off on a [[BerserkButton hair trigger]]. The nice ones merely enjoy the challenge and not hurting others necessarily and don't hurt people unprovoked since they have a sense of right and wrong. If an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a WorthyOpponent, since he doesn't want to defeat kill the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. He might undergo a HeelFaceTurn if he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] and join the hero's team, or simply betray his boss to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun.
23rd Jan '16 7:44:37 AM Kakai
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* Vesper from ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' exhibits all signs of a BloodKnight in the making, from the apparent ease with which she takes to killing to her clear enjoyment of the whole thing. -->''But God help me, killing is therapeutic.''
8th Jan '16 5:54:05 PM thatmadork
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** Yang Xiao Long is one of the "seeks excitement" manifestations of this trope. It's suggested her reason for becoming a Huntress is to travel the world and find exciting fights. It's the only way you can explain a girl who deliberately antagonizes an entire bar full of thugs. Even her Semblance reflects her fight-happy personality--[[CriticalStatusBuff her attacks become even more powerful when she gets hurt]].
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** Yang Xiao Long is one of the "seeks excitement" manifestations of this trope. It's suggested her reason for becoming a Huntress is to travel the world and find exciting fights. It's the only way you can explain a girl who deliberately antagonizes an entire bar full of thugs. Even her Semblance reflects her fight-happy personality--[[CriticalStatusBuff her attacks become even more powerful when she gets hurt]]. Eventually {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in Volume 3 as [[spoiler:she is framed by Cinder and co. for "breaking" Mercury's leg in an unprovoked attack on live television during the Vytal tournament. Yang becomes a HeroWithBadPublicity because of it.]]
5th Jan '16 3:14:31 PM Prossor_Kobras
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* Zantoro of ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead'', a member of an elite SWAT team that gets sent to take out zombies. He seems to enjoy killing, be it humans or zombies, armed or unarmed.
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