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28th Apr '16 11:14:28 AM erraticegomania
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* Helen from ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' is this by design as an ArtificialHuman whose primary driving feeling is bloodlust, maintaining her relationships with the rest of the Lambsbridge Gang primarily because if she could crawl inside of them to feel the insides of their skin they'd be dead, and she doesn't want that.
25th Apr '16 5:01:19 PM ANTMuddle
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WarIsHell? Not for this guy!

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WarIsHell? Not for this guy!
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10th Apr '16 5:08:34 AM Morgenthaler
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If there's a whole society of guys like him, you've got a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}. If the character likes the 'killing' part more than the 'fighting' part, they're a PsychoForHire. The EgomaniacHunter also thrives on aimless violent thrill and loves a worthy quarry instead of opponent. If a character is in it for the challenge rather than just the fight, then we've got a SpiritedCompetitor. The Blood Knight's love of combat may be platonic, or it may have [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence sexual undertones]]. It could also overlap with AxCrazy if their love of fighting crosses the line into psychotic violence and instability.

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A WarGod is one of these pretty much by definition. If there's a whole society of guys who like him, combat, you've got a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}. If the character likes the 'killing' part more than the 'fighting' part, they're a PsychoForHire. The EgomaniacHunter also thrives on aimless violent thrill and loves a worthy quarry instead of opponent. If a character is in it for the challenge rather than just the fight, then we've got a SpiritedCompetitor. The Blood Knight's love of combat may be platonic, or it may have [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence sexual undertones]]. It could also overlap with AxCrazy if their love of fighting crosses the line into psychotic violence and instability.
7th Apr '16 1:38:29 PM amethystcat
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-->'''Schlock:''' With these, I could have put a five millimeter pulse-bolt of plasma through Snipey McWipey's scope and into his brain. One shot, no collateral damage.\\

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-->'''Schlock:''' With these, I could have put a five millimeter pulse-bolt of plasma through Snipey McWipey's [=McWipey=]'s scope and into his brain. One shot, no collateral damage.\\
6th Apr '16 6:22:16 PM mkmlp
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* Luna in the My Little Pony fanfic ''FanFic/ActuallyImDead'' is a little ''too'' excited during her fight with [[spoiler: monster!Trixie]] and later is more concerned with celebrating her victory, than seeking medical attention for her [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction broken wing]]: among other things.
--> '''Luna''': “Somepony, fetch Us a cider with which to celebrate Our victory!” Luna wiped her bloody chin upon her fetlock, sparing it a glance. “And perhaps a medic.”
26th Mar '16 11:02:09 AM CrankCase
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* Jane Doe of ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' enjoys a bare-fisted beatdown [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=71 win]], [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=358 lose]] or draw. [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=309 Any excuse]] or [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=486 none]], or even if she has [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=488 no idea]] what's going on, Jane is down for a punch-up.
-->'''Jane:''' A six-on-one climactic battle! You guys '''kick ass'''!
22nd Mar '16 7:18:17 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil2015}}'': While Daredevil does have moral and justice-minded reasons for going around and beating the crap out of criminals every night, the theory is also brought up many times that he also does it because he enjoys it and even that it might be the biggest reason he does so. No matter what, it's obvious that he loves a good fight. Before taking on a gang of dozens of bikers in Season 2, he gives a smile and low chuckle.
19th Mar '16 10:53:04 PM karategal
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* ''{{Disney/Bolt}}'' gives us Rhino, a little hamster in a plastic hamster ball of all creatures. He is psychotically excited about getting to share in the dangerous stunts Bolt tries to pull, will willingly attack a cat, has threatened grievous bodily harm against a human ''twice'', and does all of this with seemingly no understanding of how small and vulnerable he is compared to everyone else he interacts with. Bolt himself can also qualify, but he at least has a FreudianExcuse.



* ''{{Disney/Bolt}}'' gives us Rhino, a little hamster in a plastic hamster ball of all creatures. He is psychotically excited about getting to share in the dangerous stunts Bolt tries to pull, will willingly attack a cat, has threatened grievous bodily harm against a human ''twice'', and does all of this with seemingly no understanding of how small and vulnerable he is compared to everyone else he interacts with. Bolt himself can also qualify, but he at least has a FreudianExcuse.



* Kurgan from ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' loved to fight and kill and was a sadist to boot.
* Stephen the Irish, in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', who seems more interested in killing Englishmen than winning wars or freedom.

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* Kurgan [[ColonelKilgore Lt. Col. William Kilgore]] from ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' loved to fight ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' is an adrenaline junky who loves combat and kill and was a sadist to boot.
* Stephen
the Irish, in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', who seems more interested in killing Englishmen than winning wars or freedom.smell of napalm just as much as hanging ten on a surfboard.



* Tallahassee from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' loves him some zombie-killin'. Give him a few guns and a couple of blunt weapons and he'll be off having fun for hours. And probably [[AxCrazy cackling maniacally]] while he's doing it too.
* [[ColonelKilgore Lt. Col. William Kilgore]] from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' is an adrenaline junky who loves combat and the smell of napalm just as much as hanging ten on a surfboard.
* Brad Whitaker, chief villain of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' is somewhat of a slight subversion: He's obsessed with warfare and weaponry, his house practically a museum full of the stuff, is the leader of a mercenary company, and calls himself a "soldier". However, he flunked out of West Point for cheating, and in general is really only bumming around in Tangier.
* The Hessian (who was beheaded and became the HeadlessHorseman) in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' came to fight as a mercenary in America "for love of carnage".



* Stephen the Irish, in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', who seems more interested in killing Englishmen than winning wars or freedom.



* The predator aliens from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series. They use their advanced technology to travel around the galaxy and hunt the most dangerous game. When they find a WorthyOpponent, they even cast aside their high-tech weapons on occasion to even the odds and make things more entertaining. In ''Film/{{Predators}}'', Royce states that he himself is also an example. He loves the rush of battle and believes that most people who fight for a living do too.
* Gimli from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': fearless, BadAss Dwarf, with shades of ViolentGlaswegian in his personality. Eager to avenge his race's ancestral grudge against Orcs, and in so doing racks up the largest single body count in all three movies. Oh, and played by professional LargeHam John Rhys-Davies.
* Mad Dog on in ''Film/TheRaid'' loves fist-fighting. Twice he disarms himself and allows his enemies a fair chance to defeat him in unarmed combat.
* [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean Vilain]], the BigBad of ''Film/TheExpendables2''. He becomes so overjoyed when he finally fights [[Creator/SylvesterStallone Barney Ross]] that he urges him to keep fighting.



* In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', Victor joins many wars for over a century only to keep his killer instincts satisfied. He enjoys being a warrior far too much to start a life of peace with James.

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* In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', Victor joins many wars for over a century only [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean Vilain]], the BigBad of ''Film/TheExpendables2''. He becomes so overjoyed when he finally fights [[Creator/SylvesterStallone Barney Ross]] that he urges him to keep his killer instincts satisfied. fighting.
* Zantoro of ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead'', a member of an elite SWAT team that gets sent to take out zombies.
He enjoys being a warrior far too much seems to start enjoy killing, be it humans or zombies, armed or unarmed.
* Kurgan from ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' loved to fight and kill and was
a life of peace with James.sadist to boot.



* Vic Hoskins of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' believes that war is just the natural state of the world. He sees Owen's [[RaptorAttack raptors]] as nothing more than a promising exploitable goldmine to be sold to the military. [[spoiler:{{Averted|Trope}} as unlike, say, Muldoon or Roland from the previous films, he demonstrates no physical feats of badassitude throughout the movie, and the man who spent a good portion of the film vocally glorifying violence and struggle ends up meeting his end at the hands of Delta, but not before [[DirtyCoward tearfully and pathetically]] [[AintTooProudToBeg begging the creature for his life]]]].
* Brad Whitaker, chief villain of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' is somewhat of a slight subversion: He's obsessed with warfare and weaponry, his house practically a museum full of the stuff, is the leader of a mercenary company, and calls himself a "soldier". However, he flunked out of West Point for cheating, and in general is really only bumming around in Tangier.
* Gimli from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': fearless, BadAss Dwarf, with shades of ViolentGlaswegian in his personality. Eager to avenge his race's ancestral grudge against Orcs, and in so doing racks up the largest single body count in all three movies. Oh, and played by professional LargeHam John Rhys-Davies.
* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Immortan Joe's band of Warboys believe in a perverse form of Viking honor and crave a glorious death in battle. Since almost all of them are dying slow, premature deaths from radiation poisoning and other illnesses related to the CrapsackWorld they live in, BigBad Joe uses this BrainwashedAndCrazy cult of personality to give them some semblance of meaning in life. This is best demonstrated by Nux's genuine happiness at the idea of dying on the Fury Road. They even have a duel MadnessMantra of "I live, I die, I live again!" or "Witness me!" before they sacrifice themselves.



* Vic Hoskins of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' believes that war is just the natural state of the world. He sees Owen's [[RaptorAttack raptors]] as nothing more than a promising exploitable goldmine to be sold to the military. [[spoiler:{{Averted|Trope}} as unlike, say, Muldoon or Roland from the previous films, he demonstrates no physical feats of badassitude throughout the movie, and the man who spent a good portion of the film vocally glorifying violence and struggle ends up meeting his end at the hands of Delta, but not before [[DirtyCoward tearfully and pathetically]] [[AintTooProudToBeg begging the creature for his life]]]].
* 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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* Vic Hoskins The predator aliens from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series. They use their advanced technology to travel around the galaxy and hunt the most dangerous game. When they find a WorthyOpponent, they even cast aside their high-tech weapons on occasion to even the odds and make things more entertaining. In ''Film/{{Predators}}'', Royce states that he himself is also an example. He loves the rush of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' battle and believes that war is just most people who fight for a living do, too.
* Mad Dog on in ''Film/TheRaid'' loves fist-fighting. Twice he disarms himself and allows his enemies a fair chance to defeat him in unarmed combat.
* The Hessian (who was beheaded and became
the natural state HeadlessHorseman) in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' came to fight as a mercenary in America "for love of the world. carnage".
* In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', Victor joins many wars for over a century only to keep his killer instincts satisfied.
He sees Owen's [[RaptorAttack raptors]] as nothing more than enjoys being a promising exploitable goldmine warrior far too much to be sold to the military. [[spoiler:{{Averted|Trope}} as unlike, say, Muldoon or Roland start a life of peace with James.
* Tallahassee
from the previous films, he demonstrates no physical feats of badassitude throughout the movie, ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' loves him some zombie-killin'. Give him a few guns and the man who spent a good portion couple of the film vocally glorifying violence blunt weapons and struggle ends up meeting his end at the hands of Delta, but not before [[DirtyCoward tearfully and pathetically]] [[AintTooProudToBeg begging the creature he'll be off having fun for his life]]]].
* 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.
hours. And probably [[AxCrazy cackling maniacally]] while he's doing it, too.




* Anya from ''Series/{{The 100}}''. Through almost her entire fight with Clarke, she has a huge grin on her face. Even after being beaten up and almost killed, she's still smiling, and tells Clarke, with genuine approval, "You fought well."



* ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'': Karl is a slightly downplayed example of this trope. He likes to fight, but specifically at concerts, getting amped up by the music. The guys refuse to let him go to an Xibit concert with them because of his past, like biting through a little girl's ear and throwing a rock at Reba. At the end of one episode, he pretends to be sleeping with Montez's wife so that they will fight. He displays elements of the CombatSadomasochist as well--he lets Montez get the first hit in (with a double-headed dildo) and says "oh, hell yeah, bitch" as he gets knocked down. Then he laughs as Montez keeps hitting him.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean Winchester. He loves hunting supernatural creatures. In a bit of a twist on this trope, it's not the fighting specifically he enjoys (although he's [[GeniusBruiser really good]] at that), it's the knowledge that the monsters they hunt won't be hurting people any longer.
-->'''Dean:''' Whaddya say we kill some evil sons of bitches and we raise a little hell.
** At the end of Season 5, Dean settles down with a girl and a kid and tries to live a normal life. He ends up leaving them for several reasons, the most driving one being the fact that hunting is in his nature. It's a part of him. He voluntarily abandoned a normal family life for a life of hunting evil.
** In Season 9, Dean gets [[spoiler:the Mark of Cain]], which ratchets his normal Blood Knight tendencies UpToEleven whenever he [[spoiler:is holding the First Blade and screws with his head--especially his logic and impulse control--even when he's not]]. In Season 10, he actually loses most of that bloodlust [[spoiler:because as a demon he can control the power of the Mark better]].
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Werewolf hunter Kate Argent.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'':
** Bisque, a one-off villain with a history to the {{mentor|s}} Doggie Kruger. An out-of-control berserker charged with 999 counts of illegal dueling to the death (all of which he won); he was so bad that he was passed over by his father for control of his family's dojo in favor of Doggie.
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has Juzo/Deker, who is just as bad--and fixated on the Red Ranger as his next WorthyOpponent.
* ''Literature/GenerationKill'':
** Lance Corporal Harold James Trombley, who only seemed excited by killing people, even civilians.
** Cpl. Person gives this memorable rant in response to a child's letter from the USA.
--->"Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter. But I'm actually a US Marine who was born to kill, where you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping communist dick-suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior who wakes up everyday just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations. Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Freddie. War is the mother-fucking answer."



* Langston's father on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' returned from the Korean war but never stopped fighting, and would go out at night to provoke bar fights. He once put several people in the hospital (and wasn't in good shape himself) and declared it "the best night of [his] life!". Langston fears this could be a [[InTheBlood genetic trait]], but nonetheless uses the story and the fact that he became a doctor to assure the son of an infamous SerialKiller that InTheBlood doesn't exist.



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Paige, who's the most vocal about killing Cole in series 5 and often the first one to suggest resorting to violence to solve a problem. Her tendency to do this led Website/TelevisionWithoutPity to jokingly [[FanNickname refer]] to her as "[[AxCrazy Raige]]". Fittingly, she wound up becoming the Goddess of War in the Titans two-parter.
* Langston's father on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' returned from the Korean war but never stopped fighting, and would go out at night to provoke bar fights. He once put several people in the hospital (and wasn't in good shape himself) and declared it "the best night of [his] life!". Langston fears this could be a [[InTheBlood genetic trait]], but nonetheless uses the story and the fact that he became a doctor to assure the son of an infamous SerialKiller that InTheBlood doesn't exist.



* ''Literature/GenerationKill'':
** Lance Corporal Harold James Trombley, who only seemed excited by killing people, even civilians.
** Cpl. Person gives this memorable rant in response to a child's letter from the USA.
--->"Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter. But I'm actually a US Marine who was born to kill, where you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping communist dick-suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior who wakes up everyday just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations. Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Freddie. War is the mother-fucking answer."
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar spent a long time complaining that he didn't want to kill people to get power. Then, in Volume 3, he discovers how to get powers without killing, however, he still kills because it's "funner".
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Sir Gwaine, an actual knight. In his first appearance, he helps Arthur and Merlin in a bar brawl ''because'' they were outnumbered and he likes those odds. In the season three finale, he says he doesn't think Arthur & Co. have any chance of succeeding in their attack to retake Camelot, but he "wouldn't miss it for the world".
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Mark Antony qualifies to a degree, at least in Julius Caesar's mind.
-->'''Brutus:''' I don't know how you tolerate that man.
-->'''Caesar:''' He likes to fight.



** The Jem'Hadar are created to fight, but they do seem to enjoy it - early on they express ''disappointment'' that the Federation ship they're fighting doesn't have any Klingons on it, because they've heard Klingons are the Alpha Quadrant's greatest warriors and are really looking forward to the chance to fight some.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar spent a long time complaining that he didn't want to kill people to get power. Then, in volume 3, he discovers how to get powers without killing, however, he still kills because it's "funner".
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Sir Gwaine, an actual knight. In his first appearance, he helps Arthur and Merlin in a bar brawl ''because'' they were outnumbered and he likes those odds. In the season three finale, he says he doesn't think Arthur & Co. have any chance of succeeding in their attack to retake Camelot, but he "wouldn't miss it for the world".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Paige, who's the most vocal about killing Cole in series 5 and often the first one to suggest resorting to violence to solve a problem. Her tendency to do this led Website/TelevisionWithoutPity to jokingly [[FanNickname refer]] to her as "[[AxCrazy Raige]]". Fittingly, she wound up becoming the Goddess of War in the Titans two-parter.
* Anya from ''Series/{{The 100}}''. Through almost her entire fight with Clarke, she has a huge grin on her face. Even after being beaten up and almost killed, she's still smiling, and tells Clarke, with genuine approval, "You fought well."
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Mark Antony qualifies to a degree, at least in Julius Caesar's mind.
-->'''Brutus:''' I don't know how you tolerate that man.
-->'''Caesar:''' He likes to fight.

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** The Jem'Hadar are created to fight, but they do seem to enjoy it - -- early on they express ''disappointment'' that the Federation ship they're fighting doesn't have any Klingons on it, because they've heard Klingons are the Alpha Quadrant's greatest warriors and are really looking forward to the chance to fight some.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar spent ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean Winchester. He loves hunting supernatural creatures. In a long time complaining that he didn't want to kill people to get power. Then, in volume 3, he discovers how to get powers without killing, however, he still kills because bit of a twist on this trope, it's "funner".
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Sir Gwaine, an actual knight. In his first appearance,
not the fighting specifically he helps Arthur and Merlin in a bar brawl ''because'' enjoys (although he's [[GeniusBruiser really good]] at that), it's the knowledge that the monsters they were outnumbered hunt won't be hurting people any longer.
-->'''Dean:''' Whaddya say we kill some evil sons of bitches
and he likes those odds. In we raise a little hell.
** At
the season three finale, he says he doesn't think Arthur & Co. have any chance end of succeeding in their attack Season 5, Dean settles down with a girl and a kid and tries to retake Camelot, but he "wouldn't miss it live a normal life. He ends up leaving them for the world".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Paige, who's
several reasons, the most vocal about killing Cole in series 5 and often the first driving one to suggest resorting to violence to solve a problem. Her tendency to do this led Website/TelevisionWithoutPity to jokingly [[FanNickname refer]] to her as "[[AxCrazy Raige]]". Fittingly, she wound up becoming the Goddess of War in the Titans two-parter.
* Anya from ''Series/{{The 100}}''. Through almost her entire fight with Clarke, she has a huge grin on her face. Even after
being beaten up the fact that hunting is in his nature. It's a part of him. He voluntarily abandoned a normal family life for a life of hunting evil.
** In Season 9, Dean gets [[spoiler:the Mark of Cain]], which ratchets his normal Blood Knight tendencies UpToEleven whenever he [[spoiler:is holding the First Blade
and almost killed, she's still smiling, and tells Clarke, screws with genuine approval, "You fought well."
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
his head--especially his logic and impulse control--even when he's not]]. In Season 10, he actually loses most of that bloodlust [[spoiler:because as a demon he can control the power of the Mark Antony qualifies better]].
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Werewolf hunter Kate Argent.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'':
** Bisque, a one-off villain with a history
to a degree, at least in Julius Caesar's mind.
-->'''Brutus:''' I don't know how you tolerate
the {{mentor|s}} Doggie Kruger. An out-of-control berserker charged with 999 counts of illegal dueling to the death (all of which he won); he was so bad that man.
-->'''Caesar:'''
he was passed over by his father for control of his family's dojo in favor of Doggie.
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has Juzo/Deker, who is just as bad--and fixated on the Red Ranger as his next WorthyOpponent.
* ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'': Karl is a slightly downplayed example of this trope.
He likes to fight.fight, but specifically at concerts, getting amped up by the music. The guys refuse to let him go to an Xibit concert with them because of his past, like biting through a little girl's ear and throwing a rock at Reba. At the end of one episode, he pretends to be sleeping with Montez's wife so that they will fight. He displays elements of the CombatSadomasochist as well--he lets Montez get the first hit in (with a double-headed dildo) and says "oh, hell yeah, bitch" as he gets knocked down. Then he laughs as Montez keeps hitting him.



* In TheRealMan, every single Real Man is this.
* Both the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe features several species and factions who exhibit this trope to varying degrees.
** The Orcs/Orks were ''bred'' for war and will gleefully fight anything, themselves included, if there's a good fight to be had from it.
** Worshippers of Khorne qualify partially--[[PsychoForHire but their main interest is spilling blood and spreading death and mayhem in Khorne's name]], not in the quality of the battle. After all, "Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, as long as it flows"--they've been known to kill ''themselves'' if they run out of other victims to kill. The appropriately named Skulltaker, the highest ranking of Khorne's lesser daemons is this trope personified. His sole reason of existence is to look for the greatest warriors and fight them in hand-to-hand combat. If he wins (and he usually does) he'll rip the foe's head off and attach the skull into his cloak.
** Notably, the quote is interpreted differently DependingOnTheWriter. [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade Those]] trying to make Chaos a bit less of a mustache-twirling ForTheEvulz villain go for the full trope, "from whence the blood flows" meaning the particular ''faction'', not the skill level of your opponent. Decapitating a fellow Chaos Champion is just pleasing to Khorne as slaying an Imperial hero, while killing a lowly cultist or citizen barely gets His attention.
** Dwarf Troll Slayers exhibit this, although it's case not a question of thrills: Seeking out the biggest and meanest foe you can think of and fighting it is essentially the [[DeathSeeker Dwarfs' form of honorable suicide]].
** Blood Dragon vampires subvert this; they're trying to emulate the first Blood Dragon Abhorash, who defeated a dragon and drank its blood, permanently quenching his blood thirst. The Blood Dragons have the goal of becoming great enough fighters to do the same, meaning that their constant fighting actually has the ultimate goal of allowing them to stop killing people. In the newer edition they're available only in squads of lesser vampires actually known as Blood Knights.
** Dark Eldar Incubi are essentially a dark reflection of the Aspect Warriors and are essentially entirely built around this trope. The Incubi don't fight for any higher cause, or even to improve their skills or find a worthy opponent. They fight for the sole purpose of killing, and everything else they do is to make them more efficient killers. Ironically, the Incubi are actually the most trustworthy of the Dark Eldar, as they don't care for things like wealth and political power and therefore have no reason to betray their employer (in fact, they apparently have a code of honor forbidding them from doing that), making them popular bodyguards for Dark Eldar Archons.
** While the Imperium's soldiers are generally better described as ChurchMilitant, the fact the many in-universe statements and preaches seem to consider warring against their enemies to be a way of worshiping the GodEmperor, it can get kind of confused at times.
** In the previous edition of the Chaos codex, Lucius the Eternal used to lower his stats IN GAME if he finds an unworthy opponent, and up his stats if he does. He also takes a memento of people who defeat him and take pride in it by fusing their souls to his armor.
** Plenty of Space Marine chapters have this as their quirk. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Manticores, Carcharodons, Executioners, Motifcators, Space Wolves (some of them, at least), Black Templars, Knights of Blood, Flesh Tearers and Angels Encarmine]], to name but a few.
** The Minotaurs, a chapter that actually specializes in fighting other Space Marines. Because what is a worthier opponent for a Space Marine, than another Space Marine?
** Witch Elves of the Dark Elves are this trope, as well as Khainites in general. As the brides of the Elvin god of war, murder, pain, suffering, and blood shed in general, they go in a drug induced frenzy and rush in with a furry of attacks. Oh, and to make sure they kill something, they use poisons. Even other Khainites are not too terribly sane as their Khaineite rule prevents none chainite characters from joining them as no one trusts them.
** Drazhar (which means 'Living Sword') is such an extreme example of this that he unnerves even the other Dark Eldar Incubi. Drazhar just showed up one day, killed a Hierarch to prove his prowess, and is now TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. He hasn't even taken an official position in the Incubi hierarchy despite being more than qualified to be a Hierarch. He shows no ambition whatsoever and exists solely to kill. Nobody knows anything concrete about him, though rumors abound that he is actually the fallen Eldar Phoenix Lord Ahrha.
** The 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.

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* In TheRealMan, every single Real Man is this.
* Both the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe features several species and factions who exhibit this trope to varying degrees.
**
''TabletopGame/BattleTech'': The Orcs/Orks were ''bred'' for war and will gleefully fight anything, themselves included, if there's a good fight to be had from it.
** Worshippers of Khorne qualify partially--[[PsychoForHire but their main interest is spilling blood and spreading death and mayhem in Khorne's name]], not in the quality
[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior caste]] of the battle. After all, "Khorne cares not from whence Clans live solely for war, for them its better to die in combat than in of old age. Some Crusader Clans are more ruthless then the blood flows, rest, such as long as it flows"--they've been known to kill ''themselves'' if they run out Clan Jade Falcon, Smoke Jaguar, and Ice Hellion. Rather than die of other victims to kill. The appropriately named Skulltaker, the highest ranking of Khorne's lesser daemons is this trope personified. His sole reason of existence is to look for the greatest old age, [[DesignerBabies "outdated"]] Clan warriors past 35 years old are reassigned to Solahma units, given an outdated assault rifle, and fight them in hand-to-hand combat. If he wins (and he usually does) he'll rip the foe's head off sent out as CannonFodder to distract [[PoweredArmor battlearmor]] and attach the skull into his cloak.
** Notably, the quote is interpreted differently DependingOnTheWriter. [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade Those]] trying to make Chaos a bit less of a mustache-twirling ForTheEvulz villain go for the full trope, "from whence the blood flows" meaning the particular ''faction'', not the skill level of your opponent. Decapitating a fellow Chaos Champion is just pleasing to Khorne as slaying an Imperial hero, while killing a lowly cultist or citizen barely gets His attention.
** Dwarf Troll Slayers exhibit this, although it's case not a question of thrills: Seeking out the biggest and meanest foe you can think of and fighting it is essentially the [[DeathSeeker Dwarfs' form of honorable suicide]].
** Blood Dragon vampires subvert this; they're trying to emulate the first Blood Dragon Abhorash, who defeated a dragon and drank its blood, permanently quenching his blood thirst. The Blood Dragons have the goal of becoming great enough fighters to do the same, meaning that their constant fighting actually
[[HumongousMecha battlemechs]].
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye''
has the ultimate goal clerics of allowing them to stop killing people. In the newer edition they're available only in squads of lesser vampires actually known as Blood Knights.
** Dark Eldar Incubi are essentially a dark reflection of the Aspect Warriors and are essentially entirely built around this trope. The Incubi don't fight for any higher cause, or even to improve their skills or find a worthy opponent. They fight for the sole purpose of killing, and everything else they do is to make them more efficient killers. Ironically, the Incubi are actually the most trustworthy of the Dark Eldar, as they don't care for things like wealth and political power and therefore have no reason to betray their employer (in fact, they apparently have a code of honor forbidding them from doing that), making them popular bodyguards for Dark Eldar Archons.
** While the Imperium's soldiers are generally better described as ChurchMilitant, the fact the many in-universe statements and preaches seem to consider warring against their enemies to be a way of worshiping the GodEmperor, it can get kind of confused at times.
** In the previous edition of the Chaos codex, Lucius the Eternal used to lower his stats IN GAME if he finds an unworthy opponent, and up his stats if he does. He also takes a memento of people who defeat him and take pride in it by fusing their souls to his armor.
** Plenty of Space Marine chapters have this as their quirk. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Manticores, Carcharodons, Executioners, Motifcators, Space Wolves (some of them, at least), Black Templars, Knights of Blood, Flesh Tearers and Angels Encarmine]], to name but a few.
** The Minotaurs, a chapter that actually specializes in fighting other Space Marines. Because what is a worthier opponent for a Space Marine, than another Space Marine?
** Witch Elves of the Dark Elves are this trope, as well as Khainites in general. As the brides of the Elvin
Kor, god of war, murder, pain, suffering, and blood shed in general, they go in a drug induced frenzy and rush in with a furry of attacks. Oh, and to make sure they kill something, they use poisons. Even other Khainites are not too terribly sane as their Khaineite rule prevents none chainite characters from joining them as no one trusts them.
** Drazhar (which means 'Living Sword') is such an extreme example of this that he unnerves even the other Dark Eldar Incubi. Drazhar just showed up one day, killed a Hierarch to prove his prowess, and is now TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. He hasn't even taken an official position in the Incubi hierarchy despite being more than qualified to be a Hierarch. He shows no ambition whatsoever and exists solely to kill. Nobody knows anything concrete about him, though rumors abound that he is actually the fallen Eldar Phoenix Lord Ahrha.
** The 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. and war, whose definition of a "good fight" almost crosses into CombatSadomasochist territory.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Slayers among Green Sun Princes are well-known for this. Their patron defines the smoldering rage that burns the world with overwhelming power.
** Any characters with high Valor in general are prime candidates for this treatment.
* The only way to escape the CrapsackWorld of pre-Ragnarok Midgard in ''TabletopGame/FateOfTheNornsRagnarok'' is to die gloriously in battle in order to be resurrected as an immortal warrior, to drink and fight every day until the end. Needless to say, the world is full of Blood Knights.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' gives us the Bloodlust disadvantage, and with it rules to handle playing a Blood Knight character.
* The Adamantine Arrows of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' believe that reality expresses itself most profoundly through conflict (Existence is War) and so believe that conflict is the most viable path to enlightenment. They thus seek to become the ultimate warriors by honing their minds, bodies and souls (The Supernal is the Self) and training themselves in as many methods of combat as possible (Adaptability is Strength), then engaging in as much conflict as possible. However, they also believe that conflict is meaningless unless the warrior is fighting for an individual, office, organisation, or cause (Service is Mastery) and adopts some manner of code of honor (Enlightenment is Honor). The Arrow {{Sourcebook}} notes that in virtually every war in history, their were Arrows fighting for both sides, and includes an example of a character who was on both sides of the Vietnam War.



* The only way to escape the CrapsackWorld of pre-Ragnarok Midgard in ''TabletopGame/FateOfTheNornsRagnarok'' is to die gloriously in battle in order to be resurrected as an immortal warrior, to drink and fight every day until the end. Needless to say, the world is full of Blood Knights.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' gives us the Bloodlust disadvantage, and with it rules to handle playing a Blood Knight character.
* The Adamantine Arrows of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' believe that reality expresses itself most profoundly through conflict (Existence is War) and so believe that conflict is the most viable path to enlightenment. They thus seek to become the ultimate warriors by honing their minds, bodies and souls (The Supernal is the Self) and training themselves in as many methods of combat as possible (Adaptability is Strength), then engaging in as much conflict as possible. However, they also believe that conflict is meaningless unless the warrior is fighting for an individual, office, organisation, or cause (Service is Mastery) and adopts some manner of code of honor (Enlightenment is Honor). The Arrow {{Sourcebook}} notes that in virtually every war in history, their were Arrows fighting for both sides, and includes an example of a character who was on both sides of the Vietnam War.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Blood Talons, who consider the "hunter" aspect of a werewolf's existence the most important part. Almost all of their rituals involve someone's ass being kicked. Their extra part of the Oath of the Moon forbids them from surrendering in a fight unless they would make the offer to their opponent in similar circumstances.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has the clerics of Kor, god of bloodshed and war, whose definition of a "good fight" almost crosses into CombatSadomasochist territory.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Slayers among Green Sun Princes are well-known for this. Their patron defines the smoldering rage that burns the world with overwhelming power.
** Any characters with high Valor in general are prime candidates for this treatment.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'': The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior caste]] of the Clans live solely for war, for them its better to die in combat than in of old age. Some Crusader Clans are more ruthless then the rest, such as Clan Jade Falcon, Smoke Jaguar, and Ice Hellion. Rather than die of old age, [[DesignerBabies "outdated"]] Clan warriors past 35 years old are reassigned to Solahma units, given an outdated assault rifle, and sent out as CannonFodder to distract [[PoweredArmor battlearmor]] and [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]].

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* The only way to escape the CrapsackWorld of pre-Ragnarok Midgard in ''TabletopGame/FateOfTheNornsRagnarok'' is to die gloriously in battle in order to be resurrected as an immortal warrior, to drink and fight In ''TheRealMan'', every day until the end. Needless to say, the world single Real Man is full of Blood Knights.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' gives us the Bloodlust disadvantage, and with it rules to handle playing a Blood Knight character.
* The Adamantine Arrows of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' believe that reality expresses itself most profoundly through conflict (Existence is War) and so believe that conflict is the most viable path to enlightenment. They thus seek to become the ultimate warriors by honing their minds, bodies and souls (The Supernal is the Self) and training themselves in as many methods of combat as possible (Adaptability is Strength), then engaging in as much conflict as possible. However, they also believe that conflict is meaningless unless the warrior is fighting for an individual, office, organisation, or cause (Service is Mastery) and adopts some manner of code of honor (Enlightenment is Honor). The Arrow {{Sourcebook}} notes that in virtually every war in history, their were Arrows fighting for both sides, and includes an example of a character who was on both sides of the Vietnam War.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Blood Talons, who consider the "hunter" aspect of a werewolf's existence the most important part. Almost all of their rituals involve someone's ass being kicked. Their extra part of the Oath of the Moon forbids them from surrendering in a fight unless they would make the offer to their opponent in similar circumstances.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has the clerics of Kor, god of bloodshed and war, whose definition of a "good fight" almost crosses into CombatSadomasochist territory.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Slayers among Green Sun Princes are well-known for this. Their patron defines the smoldering rage that burns the world with overwhelming power.
** Any characters with high Valor in general are prime candidates for this treatment.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'': The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior caste]] of the Clans live solely for war, for them its better to die in combat than in of old age. Some Crusader Clans are more ruthless then the rest, such as Clan Jade Falcon, Smoke Jaguar, and Ice Hellion. Rather than die of old age, [[DesignerBabies "outdated"]] Clan warriors past 35 years old are reassigned to Solahma units, given an outdated assault rifle, and sent out as CannonFodder to distract [[PoweredArmor battlearmor]] and [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]].
this.



* Both the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe features several species and factions who exhibit this trope to varying degrees.
** The Orcs/Orks were ''bred'' for war and will gleefully fight anything, themselves included, if there's a good fight to be had from it.
** Worshippers of Khorne qualify partially--[[PsychoForHire but their main interest is spilling blood and spreading death and mayhem in Khorne's name]], not in the quality of the battle. After all, "Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, as long as it flows"--they've been known to kill ''themselves'' if they run out of other victims to kill. The appropriately named Skulltaker, the highest ranking of Khorne's lesser daemons is this trope personified. His sole reason of existence is to look for the greatest warriors and fight them in hand-to-hand combat. If he wins (and he usually does) he'll rip the foe's head off and attach the skull into his cloak.
** Notably, the quote is interpreted differently DependingOnTheWriter. [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade Those]] trying to make Chaos a bit less of a mustache-twirling ForTheEvulz villain go for the full trope, "from whence the blood flows" meaning the particular ''faction'', not the skill level of your opponent. Decapitating a fellow Chaos Champion is just pleasing to Khorne as slaying an Imperial hero, while killing a lowly cultist or citizen barely gets His attention.
** Dwarf Troll Slayers exhibit this, although it's case not a question of thrills: Seeking out the biggest and meanest foe you can think of and fighting it is essentially the [[DeathSeeker Dwarfs' form of honorable suicide]].
** Blood Dragon vampires subvert this; they're trying to emulate the first Blood Dragon Abhorash, who defeated a dragon and drank its blood, permanently quenching his blood thirst. The Blood Dragons have the goal of becoming great enough fighters to do the same, meaning that their constant fighting actually has the ultimate goal of allowing them to stop killing people. In the newer edition they're available only in squads of lesser vampires actually known as Blood Knights.
** Dark Eldar Incubi are essentially a dark reflection of the Aspect Warriors and are essentially entirely built around this trope. The Incubi don't fight for any higher cause, or even to improve their skills or find a worthy opponent. They fight for the sole purpose of killing, and everything else they do is to make them more efficient killers. Ironically, the Incubi are actually the most trustworthy of the Dark Eldar, as they don't care for things like wealth and political power and therefore have no reason to betray their employer (in fact, they apparently have a code of honor forbidding them from doing that), making them popular bodyguards for Dark Eldar Archons.
** While the Imperium's soldiers are generally better described as ChurchMilitant, the fact the many in-universe statements and preaches seem to consider warring against their enemies to be a way of worshiping the GodEmperor, it can get kind of confused at times.
** In the previous edition of the Chaos codex, Lucius the Eternal used to lower his stats IN GAME if he finds an unworthy opponent, and up his stats if he does. He also takes a memento of people who defeat him and take pride in it by fusing their souls to his armor.
** Plenty of Space Marine chapters have this as their quirk. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Manticores, Carcharodons, Executioners, Motifcators, Space Wolves (some of them, at least), Black Templars, Knights of Blood, Flesh Tearers and Angels Encarmine]], to name but a few.
** The Minotaurs, a chapter that actually specializes in fighting other Space Marines. Because what is a worthier opponent for a Space Marine, than another Space Marine?
** Witch Elves of the Dark Elves are this trope, as well as Khainites in general. As the brides of the Elvin god of war, murder, pain, suffering, and blood shed in general, they go in a drug induced frenzy and rush in with a furry of attacks. Oh, and to make sure they kill something, they use poisons. Even other Khainites are not too terribly sane as their Khaineite rule prevents none chainite characters from joining them as no one trusts them.
** Drazhar (which means 'Living Sword') is such an extreme example of this that he unnerves even the other Dark Eldar Incubi. Drazhar just showed up one day, killed a Hierarch to prove his prowess, and is now TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. He hasn't even taken an official position in the Incubi hierarchy despite being more than qualified to be a Hierarch. He shows no ambition whatsoever and exists solely to kill. Nobody knows anything concrete about him, though rumors abound that he is actually the fallen Eldar Phoenix Lord Ahrha.
** The 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.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Blood Talons, who consider the "hunter" aspect of a werewolf's existence the most important part. Almost all of their rituals involve someone's ass being kicked. Their extra part of the Oath of the Moon forbids them from surrendering in a fight unless they would make the offer to their opponent in similar circumstances.



* Uruka and Takios in ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia''. The former is rather honorable and the latter is something of a worthy opponent. Both of them serve as TheDragon to other villains. [[spoiler:Uruka later makes a heel face turn and admits that while she really likes fighting, she hates killing]].



* Uruka and Takios in ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia''. The former is rather honorable and the latter is something of a worthy opponent. Both of them serve as TheDragon to other villains. [[spoiler:Uruka later makes a heel face turn and admits that while she really likes fighting, she hates killing]].



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Nora Valkyrie is just as enthusiastic about battles as she is [[GenkiGirl about everything else]]. Her response to being launched into a monster-infested forest is to ''smile''.
** 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.]]
** Ruby Rose is a more reserved example. She takes great interest in designing weapons and seeing them in action, and vocally expresses confidence in her abilities.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Nora Valkyrie is just as enthusiastic about battles as she is [[GenkiGirl about everything else]]. Her response to being launched into a monster-infested forest is to ''smile''.
** 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.]]
** Ruby Rose is a more reserved example. She takes great interest in designing weapons and seeing them in action, and vocally expresses confidence in her abilities.



* Yatta-Ta of ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' is, in part, a parody of this.
* In ''Webcomic/CircumstancesOfTheRevenantBraves'', both Mecha and by extension Sol are blood knights. Though in the latter's case, it's not necessarily by choice.
* Skoll of ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' is a mercenary who enjoys her job, and welcomes being a werewolf as a chance to fight more.
* Naomi from ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' is a pretty normal happy girl. Then you give her any excuse to start punching things. She seems to enjoy it [[http://pastutopia.com/?comic=comic-for-friday-june-5th more than a little too much]].



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Belkar, the TokenEvilTeammate, is this. Just [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html look]]!
** Tarquin, Elan's father, has shades of this as well. Just note [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0850.html his response]] when attacked by [[spoiler:the entire Order, sans Vaarsuvius]].
* In ''Webcomic/CircumstancesOfTheRevenantBraves'', both Mecha and by extension Sol are blood knights. Though in the latter's case, it's not necessarily by choice.
* Yatta-Ta of ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' is, in part, a parody of this.
* Skoll of ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' is a mercenary who enjoys her job, and welcomes being a werewolf as a chance to fight more.
* Sojueilo of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}''.
* Ramael from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a former angel of vengeance who, after [[spoiler:killing two would-be rapists]], admits that he finds it addictive.



* Sojueilo of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}''.
* Zavier from ''Webcomic/{{Messenger}}'' enjoys killing outsiders, and can't even begin to consider the possibility of coexisting with them. He also hates Akiara, calling her a traitor for running away, and so is considering ways to kill her, even though he was ordered to bring her back alive.
* Ramael from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a former angel of vengeance who, after [[spoiler:killing two would-be rapists]], admits that he finds it addictive.
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' has Quick Man, who LAUGHS when he is defeat and in pain.
-->Reader: Excited when we lose, grumpy when we win. That's Quick Man.
** [[CanonForeigner Allegro]], the eponymous Greatest Killer, also falls into this.



* ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Serge really seems to enjoy shooting people. Raziel is also pretty gleeful at the thought of a fight.
* The Red-Haired Swordsman in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war-cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' has Quick Man, who LAUGHS when he is defeat and in pain.
-->Reader: Excited when we lose, grumpy when we win. That's Quick Man.
** [[CanonForeigner Allegro]], the eponymous Greatest Killer, also falls into this.

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* ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Serge really seems to enjoy shooting people. Raziel is also pretty gleeful at ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Belkar,
the thought TokenEvilTeammate, is this. Just [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html look]]!
** Tarquin, Elan's father, has shades of this as well. Just note [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0850.html his response]] when attacked by [[spoiler:the entire Order, sans Vaarsuvius]].
* Vesper from ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' exhibits all signs
of a fight.
* The Red-Haired Swordsman
BloodKnight in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war-cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' has Quick Man, who LAUGHS when he is defeat and in pain.
-->Reader: Excited when we lose, grumpy when we win. That's Quick Man.
** [[CanonForeigner Allegro]],
making, from the eponymous Greatest Killer, also falls into this.apparent ease with which she takes to killing to her clear enjoyment of the whole thing.
-->''But God help me, killing is therapeutic.''



* Naomi from ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' is a pretty normal happy girl. Then you give her any excuse to start punching things. She seems to enjoy it [[http://pastutopia.com/?comic=comic-for-friday-june-5th more than a little too much]].
* Zavier from ''Webcomic/{{Messenger}}'' enjoys killing outsiders, and can't even begin to consider the possibility of coexisting with them. He also hates Akiara, calling her a traitor for running away, and so is considering ways to kill her, even though he was ordered to bring her back alive.
* 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.''

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* Naomi from ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' The Red-Haired Swordsman in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war-cry is a pretty normal happy girl. Then you give her any excuse to start punching things. She "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".
* ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Serge really
seems to enjoy it [[http://pastutopia.com/?comic=comic-for-friday-june-5th more than a little too much]].
* Zavier from ''Webcomic/{{Messenger}}'' enjoys killing outsiders, and can't even begin to consider the possibility of coexisting with them. He
shooting people. Raziel is also hates Akiara, calling her a traitor for running away, and so is considering ways to kill her, even though he was ordered to bring her back alive.
* Vesper from ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' exhibits all signs
pretty gleeful at the thought 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.''
fight.



* The aptly-named War from ''WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons''. [[spoiler:After the heroes killed him, he turned down a resurrection on the grounds that he would probably never find such a thrilling fight again]].



* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the BigBad of the first season, Lord Inquisitor Karamazov, believes that there is no such thing as innocence and will gleefully bathe a whole world in blood, fire of both if he suspects it of heresy. It doesn't help that he's confident that he's the only person who knows what the real truth is and won't accept the possibility that he may be wrong.
* Golgotha from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' gets bored if she has to do a quest without any battles and frustrated if battles happen but are too short.
* In the web serial [[http://stonesoulserial.blogspot.com/ Stone Soul]] there are several characters that fit this trope, all of whom are from the Ovleni culture. However, they do not simply love to fight. The Ovleni culture is quite fixated on experienced the most amazing and intense sensations that can be found. In the serial, the "ultimate experience" they are usually after involves battle-axing people in the face. However the use of psycho-active plants is also featured heavily, and battle and hallucinogens are also combined in some instances in pursuit of the ultimate experience.



* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the BigBad of the first season, Lord Inquisitor Karamazov, believes that there is no such thing as innocence and will gleefully bathe a whole world in blood, fire of both if he suspects it of heresy. It doesn't help that he's confident that he's the only person who knows what the real truth is and won't accept the possibility that he may be wrong.

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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Many characters in ''Roleplay/ThisIsWar'', ranging from simply enjoying combat, to enjoying the BigBad feeling of winning a fight, to grimly enjoying killing a particular species, it's all there.
* AJ from ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal'' has occasionally been written like this, as has his direct successor [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Camila A Slash]]--though while AJ is definitely in it for
the first season, Lord Inquisitor Karamazov, believes fighting and vengeance, Camila's motivations for her violent streak are a little hazier.
* Zanthosus, Sonikdude, and Xbaxman from'' WebVideo/WaterGlassGaming'' are this when playing Burnout Revenge. The video in question is titled "Soccer Mom Massacre". They claim to have killed a soccer mom on her way to pick up her son from practice, a prostitute down the street
that there is no such thing as innocence got impaled with some car shrapnel, Mr. Miyagi, a drug dealer, and will gleefully bathe a whole world in blood, fire of both if he suspects it of heresy. It doesn't help that he's confident that he's the only person Mr. Smith who knows what the real truth is and won't accept the possibility that was coming home from work to his wife when he may be wrong.got killed.



* In the web serial [[http://stonesoulserial.blogspot.com/ Stone Soul]] there are several characters that fit this trope, all of whom are from the Ovleni culture. However, they do not simply love to fight. The Ovleni culture is quite fixated on experienced the most amazing and intense sensations that can be found. In the serial, the "ultimate experience" they are usually after involves battle-axing people in the face. However the use of psycho-active plants is also featured heavily, and battle and hallucinogens are also combined in some instances in pursuit of the ultimate experience.



* AJ from ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal'' has occasionally been written like this, as has his direct successor [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Camila A Slash]]--though while AJ is definitely in it for the fighting and vengeance, Camila's motivations for her violent streak are a little hazier.
* Many characters in ''Roleplay/ThisIsWar'', ranging from simply enjoying combat, to enjoying the feeling of winning a fight, to grimly enjoying killing a particular species, it's all there.
* Golgotha from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' gets bored if she has to do a quest without any battles and frustrated if battles happen but are too short.
* The aptly-named War from ''WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons''. [[spoiler:After the heroes killed him, he turned down a resurrection on the grounds that he would probably never find such a thrilling fight again]].
* Zanthosus, Sonikdude, and Xbaxman from'' WebVideo/WaterGlassGaming'' are this when playing Burnout Revenge. The video in question is titled "Soccer Mom Massacre". They claim to have killed a soccer mom on her way to pick up her son from practice, a prostitute down the street that got impaled with some car shrapnel, Mr. Miyagi, a drug dealer, and Mr. Smith who was coming home from work to his wife when he got killed.



* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' once entered into a battle arena he knew to be a trap just so he could fight gladiator ghosts.
* Binky Barnes from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' was hinted to have shades of this in one episode. During a summer workshop session, he and Sue Ellen were doing a karate match, and he manages to win against Sue Ellen, only for him to be upset that she lost due to realizing that she didn't even bother to try and beat him (due to thinking from one of Francine's sister's teen magazines that kids hate people who are exceptionally skilled), sending him into a deep amount of depression, which was only cured when Sue Ellen managed to actually defeat him in karate after getting her act together.
* Toph Beifong from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a [[PintsizedPowerhouse short]], [[HandicappedBadass blind]] girl who routinely (and gleefully) kicks the asses of grown men almost three times her size. When she tells her parents about this, she states that she loves fighting and being an [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]], and that she's really good at both.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben and Gwen's cousin Sunny only decides it's fun being around them once she gets to fight. Ben is also eager to get into fights for him to go alien, and beat up bad guys...a desire that's amplified even further if the alien he turns into happens to be Rath.
* Numbuh Four from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' suggests we beat the [[GoshDangItToHeck crud]] out of those [[CreepyChild Delightful dorks]]!
* Manny Rivera's mother Maria in her alter ego Plata Peligrosa from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. She is reluctant to use the glove that gives her powers because it makes her very bloodthirsty. At first, El Tigre enjoys fighting crime with her, but once they run out of criminals to fight, she releases them from prison [[StartXToStopX so she can fight them again]].
* Hank's father Cotton from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' loved fighting in World War II and often told others of his actions he would've continued to fight in other wars had the Japanese not blown his shins off, he will still pick fist fights if he feels he has to, usually to defend his honor, he is a formidable fighter for someone of his size and sometimes has to be restrained before he can kill someone if angered enough. Slightly deconstructed in that this eventually has him landed in a mental hospital in one episode.
* When she's first introduced, Korra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' loves to fight and picks battles just for fun. She sees bending as purely a physical skill and ignores the spiritual side of being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]]. CharacterDevelopment sets in slowly but surely, however, and over the course of the series, she mellows out and becomes a great deal more diplomatic.
** On a more sinister note, there's the Book 3 [[MakingASplash waterbender]] [[DarkActionGirl villainess]] [[HandicappedBadass Ming-Hua]] and her recurring habits of threatening everyone and grinning evilly in battle.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Proto Man seems to only be happy when he's fighting--sometimes, only when it's with Mega Man.



* Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Multiple times she has been shown reveling in the idea of battling monsters, and her favorite dream is one where she battles endless hordes of Changelings.
* Buttercup of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' enjoys fighting the most out of her sisters and will sometimes tell others of her battles. She also has a habit of sometimes taking it too far and is disappointed when a monster won't fight back.
** She doesn't take too kindly to [[BerserkButton the Professor or her sisters being threatened]], though. You've been warned.
* Princess Star Butterfly of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is [[GenkiGirl an endless fountain of energy]] who ''loves'' fighting monsters. Her friend Marco Diaz was a safety-obsessed kid who thought his life was boring until he got caught up in her adventures. Now he relishes fighting along side her.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[BadassBookworm Raven]] could possibly be this--as well as her allies, but she's most notable. [[BewaretheQuietOnes God help you if you really piss her off by messing with her friends]]. [[CurbStompBattle She'll kick your ass if you do]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', all of the Titans except for [[OnlySaneMan Raven]] have shades of this.
* In the short-lived animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', The Tick once notably said, "I don't want to stop evil. I just want to fight it!"



* Numbuh Four from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' suggests we beat the [[GoshDangItToHeck crud]] out of those [[CreepyChild Delightful dorks]]!
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben and Gwen's cousin Sunny only decides it's fun being around them once she gets to fight. Ben is also eager to get into fights for him to go alien, and beat up bad guys...a desire that's amplified even further if the alien he turns into happens to be Rath.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Proto Man seems to only be happy when he's fighting--sometimes, only when it's with Mega Man.
* Binky Barnes from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' was hinted to have shades of this in one episode. During a summer workshop session, he and Sue Ellen were doing a karate match, and he manages to win against Sue Ellen, only for him to be upset that she lost due to realizing that she didn't even bother to try and beat him (due to thinking from one of Francine's sister's teen magazines that kids hate people who are exceptionally skilled), sending him into a deep amount of depression, which was only cured when Sue Ellen managed to actually defeat him in karate after getting her act together.
* Hank's father Cotton from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' loved fighting in World War II and often told others of his actions he would've continued to fight in other wars had the Japanese not blown his shins off, he will still pick fist fights if he feels he has to, usually to defend his honor, he is a formidable fighter for someone of his size and sometimes has to be restrained before he can kill someone if angered enough. Slightly deconstructed in that this eventually has him landed in a mental hospital in one episode.
* Buttercup of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' enjoys fighting the most out of her sisters and will sometimes tell others of her battles. She also has a habit of sometimes taking it too far and is disappointed when a monster won't fight back.
** She doesn't take too kindly to [[BerserkButton the Professor or her sisters being threatened]], though. You've been warned.



* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' once entered into a battle arena he knew to be a trap just so he could fight gladiator ghosts.
* Toph Beifong from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a [[PintsizedPowerhouse short]], [[HandicappedBadass blind]] girl who routinely (and gleefully) kicks the asses of grown men almost three times her size. When she tells her parents about this, she states that she loves fighting and being an [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]], and that she's really good at both.
* When she's first introduced, Korra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' loves to fight and picks battles just for fun. She sees bending as purely a physical skill and ignores the spiritual side of being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]]. CharacterDevelopment sets in slowly but surely, however, and over the course of the series, she mellows out and becomes a great deal more diplomatic.
** On a more sinister note, there's the Book 3 [[MakingASplash waterbender]] [[DarkActionGirl villainess]] [[HandicappedBadass Ming-Hua]] and her recurring habits of threatening everyone and grinning evilly in battle.
* Manny Rivera's mother Maria in her alter ego Plata Peligrosa from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. She is reluctant to use the glove that gives her powers because it makes her very bloodthirsty. At first, El Tigre enjoys fighting crime with her, but once they run out of criminals to fight, she releases them from prison [[StartXToStopX so she can fight them again]].
* In the short-lived animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', The Tick once notably said, "I don't want to stop evil. I just want to fight it!"



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[BadassBookworm Raven]] could possibly be this--as well as her allies, but she's most notable. [[BewaretheQuietOnes God help you if you really piss her off by messing with her friends]]. [[CurbStompBattle She'll kick your ass if you do]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', all of the Titans except for [[OnlySaneMan Raven]] have shades of this.
* Princess Star Butterfly of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is [[GenkiGirl an endless fountain of energy]] who ''loves'' fighting monsters. Her friend Marco Diaz was a safety-obsessed kid who thought his life was boring until he got caught up in her adventures. Now he relishes fighting along side her.
* Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Multiple times she has been shown reveling in the idea of battling monsters, and her favorite dream is one where she battles endless hordes of Changelings.
17th Mar '16 9:29:08 AM ObsidianFire
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* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' once entered into a battle arena [[GenreSavvy he knew to be a trap]] just so he could fight gladiator ghosts.

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* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' once entered into a battle arena [[GenreSavvy he knew to be a trap]] trap just so he could fight gladiator ghosts.
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* The Morrí¬gan from Myth/CelticMythology is famous for being the most fearsome ''goddess'' in most pantheons. She would often fight on ''both'' sides of a war, depending on who was slaughtering more people, and specialized in making minor misunderstandings slowly escalate into country-wide bloodbaths. PoorCommunicationKills? No, she's ''[[TheChessmaster just that good]]''.

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* The Morrí¬gan Morrigan from Myth/CelticMythology is famous for being the most fearsome ''goddess'' in most pantheons. She would often fight on ''both'' sides of a war, depending on who was slaughtering more people, and specialized in making minor misunderstandings slowly escalate into country-wide bloodbaths. PoorCommunicationKills? No, she's ''[[TheChessmaster just that good]]''.
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