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8th Sep '16 7:21:45 PM merotoker
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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 [[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.

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.

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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 [[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 DefeatMeansFriendship is a common occurrence with these guys, their opponent's or their own.

As an antagonist, he has a good chance of being a an 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.



* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka had trained to pilot a HumongousMecha and fight alien mosnters since she was a four-year-old child [[spoiler:and found her mother's corpse hanging from a ceiling.]] Fighting it is her whole life and she genuinely likes it. Her self image is so tied to being a Pilot that, when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her and Shinji]], she very nearly collapsed right away.

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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka had trained to pilot a HumongousMecha and fight alien mosnters monsters since she was a four-year-old child [[spoiler:and found her mother's corpse hanging from a ceiling.]] Fighting it is her whole life and she genuinely likes it. Her self image is so tied to being a Pilot that, when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her and Shinji]], she very nearly collapsed right away.



* [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm Valla, Demon Hunter]] in ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is a downplayed version at first (as established in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', hatred must be tempered by discipline). However, after she defeats {{Brainwashing}} solely through ThePowerOfHate, the "discipline" goes out the window and leads her to fully embrace this trope.

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* [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm Valla, Demon Hunter]] in ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is a downplayed version at first (as established in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', hatred must be tempered by discipline). However, after she defeats {{Brainwashing}} {{brainwash|ed}}ing solely through ThePowerOfHate, the "discipline" goes out the window and leads her to fully embrace this trope.



* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Subverted. Asuka was one per canon. She trained during one decade and loved fighting. However she fought enemies were too powerful to her or against which her skills were useless. After fighting Arael and getting {{Mind Rape}}d she broke down, but [[spoiler:she bounced back when the MP Evas struck.]]

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* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Subverted. Asuka was one per canon. She trained during one decade and loved fighting. However she fought enemies were too powerful to her or against which her skills were useless. After fighting Arael and getting {{Mind Rape}}d she broke down, but [[spoiler:she bounced back when the MP Evas struck.]]struck]].



* ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'': Edge/[[spoiler: Cecil]], who at first just seeks out worthy opponents to challenge to battle, even killing some of them, hoping to grow stronger. He even [[spoiler: attempts to wake up the extremely powerful legendary pokemon who balance the wold]] just so he can fight them. Discovers the reason for this attitude when he remembers [[spoiler: he failed to save Alexa on their last night as humans]]

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'': Edge/[[spoiler: Cecil]], who at first just seeks out worthy opponents to challenge to battle, even killing some of them, hoping to grow stronger. He even [[spoiler: attempts to wake up the extremely powerful legendary pokemon who balance the wold]] just so he can fight them. Discovers the reason for this attitude when he remembers [[spoiler: he failed to save Alexa on their last night as humans]]humans]].



* The ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7419498/1/bSwords_b_and_bShields_b Swords and Shields]]'' has '''''Yuuno''''' of all people start to become one while developing a relationship with Signum.

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* The ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7419498/1/bSwords_b_and_bShields_b Swords and Shields]]'' has '''''Yuuno''''' of all people start to become one while developing a relationship with Signum.



* About the only thing that [[BoxingBattler Yang]] from ''Fanfic/AWorldOfBloodyEvolution'' likes about the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} universe is the challenge her opponents provide. Her response to seeing four [[SuperSoldier traitor marines]] is to ''grin and then challenge them all to a fight''.

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* About the only thing that [[BoxingBattler Yang]] from ''Fanfic/AWorldOfBloodyEvolution'' likes about the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe is the challenge her opponents provide. Her response to seeing four [[SuperSoldier traitor marines]] is to ''grin and then challenge them all to a fight''.



* 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]]]].

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* 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]]]].life]].]]






* ''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.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil2015}}'': ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': 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.



* ''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".

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': 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".



* The Asura of Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}} and Buddhist religion. They loved to fight, and would seize on any opportunity to do so, whether it's for a good cause, an evil cause, or just for the hell of it. Which is why the race's name is often translated to "warring deities". In Buddhism, people who loved to engage in battle were often reborn as this. The Aesir, the Norse pantheon of sky gods, derive their name from the same Indo-European word that the name ''Asura'' came from.[[note]]Oddly, the {{Zoroastrian|ism}} angelic Ahuras and supreme {{God}} Ahura-Mazda also derive from the same root; however, Zoroastrianism flips the Indian and Norse system, with the Ahuras being good and peace-loving, and the ''Daevas'' (equivalent to the "good" ''Devas'' of Hinduism; the word is related to the Latin ''divi'' "diety" from which we get "divine") are evil, chaotic demons.[[/note]]

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* The Asura of Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}} and Buddhist religion. They loved to fight, and would seize on any opportunity to do so, whether it's for a good cause, an evil cause, or just for the hell of it. Which is why the race's name is often translated to "warring deities". In Buddhism, people who loved to engage in battle were often reborn as this. The Aesir, the Norse pantheon of sky gods, derive their name from the same Indo-European word that the name ''Asura'' came from.[[note]]Oddly, the {{Zoroastrian|ism}} UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrian|ism}} angelic Ahuras and supreme {{God}} Ahura-Mazda also derive from the same root; however, Zoroastrianism flips the Indian and Norse system, with the Ahuras being good and peace-loving, and the ''Daevas'' (equivalent to the "good" ''Devas'' of Hinduism; the word is related to the Latin ''divi'' "diety" from which we get "divine") are evil, chaotic demons.[[/note]]



** 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.]]

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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}} {{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.]]it]].



* 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]].

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* 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]].again.]]



* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'';

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* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'';''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'':



* Wiki/SCPFoundation: SCP-076-2 seems to see combat as the only worthwhile pursuit in life, and agreed to work with the Foundation instead of slaughtering them because he realized it could provide him with ''more dangerous'' creatures to fight. [[spoiler: Backfired on the Foundation immensely when he got bored. He slaughtered his way through countless Foundation agents in what is currently the worst breach the Foundation has experienced so far]].

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* Wiki/SCPFoundation: SCP-076-2 seems to see combat as the only worthwhile pursuit in life, and agreed to work with the Foundation instead of slaughtering them because he realized it could provide him with ''more dangerous'' creatures to fight. [[spoiler: Backfired on the Foundation immensely when he got bored. He slaughtered his way through countless Foundation agents in what is currently the worst breach the Foundation has experienced so far]].far.]]



* 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.

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* 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.
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back. She doesn't take too kindly to [[BerserkButton the Professor or her sisters being threatened]], though. You've been warned.
22nd Aug '16 7:44:44 AM RolentosRightHandMan
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** Iron Will in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/183015/iron-wills-foalcon-necrophilia-sex-rampage#comment/4242309 Iron Will's Foalcon Necrophilia Sex Rampage]]'' is this, because he quite clearly lives for the opportunity to rape and torture everyone he sees. There is also a sequel, which involves Iron Will getting released from prison and then gunning down vast hordes of gang members referred to only as "niggaz", and then molesting yet more underage foals before having an armed standoff with the police. Purely because he enjoys the thrill of violence.

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** * Iron Will in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/183015/iron-wills-foalcon-necrophilia-sex-rampage#comment/4242309 Iron Will's Foalcon Necrophilia Sex Rampage]]'' is this, because he quite clearly lives for the opportunity to rape and torture everyone he sees. There is also a sequel, which involves Iron Will getting released from prison and then gunning down vast hordes of gang members referred to only as "niggaz", and then molesting yet more underage foals before having an armed standoff with the police. Purely because he enjoys the thrill of violence.
18th Aug '16 1:44:33 PM rick98
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'': Edge/[[spoiler: Cecil]], who at first just seeks out worthy opponents to challenge to battle, even killing some of them, hoping to grow stronger. He even [[spoiler: attempts to wake up the extremely powerful legendary pokemon who balance the wold]] just so he can fight them. Discovers the reason for this attitude when he remembers [[spoiler: he failed to save Alexa on their last night as humans]]
4th Aug '16 11:36:35 AM mkmlp
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* Charisma from the My Little Pony FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'', has a '''Killer Cutie Mark''', which basically means she was literally born as this trope. Her mark constantly telling her to kill anypony she find ''and'' the best ways to do it. Throw in special forces training and a grudge against society for her lot in life, and you get one of the most feared and dangerous ponies in the BadFuture the story takes place in.
15th Jul '16 2:54:10 PM Theriocephalus
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** 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.

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** The Orcs/Orks were ''bred'' genetically engineered by a {{precursor|s}} race for war the specific purpose of being tireless warriors and killers, and will gleefully fight anything, themselves included, if there's a good fight to be had from it.



** 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]].

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** 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, so that the "from whence the blood flows" meaning the quote refers to Khorne not caring which particular ''faction'', not ''faction'' bleeds, only about 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 seeking out the biggest and meanest foe you can think of and fighting it is essentially the [[DeathSeeker Dwarfs' form of honorable suicide]].



** 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.

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** While the Imperium's soldiers are generally better described as ChurchMilitant, the fact the that many in-universe statements statements, prayers and preaches sermons seem to consider warring against their enemies to be a way of worshiping the GodEmperor, GodEmperor means that 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 in-game if he finds fought an unworthy opponent, and up raise his stats if he does.found a worthy one. He also takes a memento of people who defeat him and take pride in it by fusing their souls to his armor.



** 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.

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** The Minotaurs, a chapter that actually specializes in fighting other Space Marines. Because what is a worthier opponent for a Space Marine, 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 Elven god of war, murder, pain, suffering, and blood shed bloodshed in general, they go in a drug induced drug-induced frenzy and rush in into battle with with a furry flurry 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 non-Khainite characters from joining them them, as no one trusts them.



** 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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** The twelfth legion of the Space Marines Marines, once known as the War Hounds and now better known as the World Eaters 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.
15th Jul '16 2:39:35 PM Theriocephalus
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A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. Though [[AntiHero AntiHeroes]] and [[AntiVillain AntiVillains]] tend to be most common.

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A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever. Though [[AntiHero AntiHeroes]] whatsoever, although {{Anti Hero}}es and [[AntiVillain AntiVillains]] {{Anti Villain}}s tend to be most common.
23rd Jun '16 9:24:16 PM Gamermaster
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** 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.

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** 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. Not to mention the fact that her first reaction upon seeing a herd of Goliaths is "Let's kill it!"
18th Jun '16 12:31:21 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* A lot of lyrics by Music/{{Dismember}} are in the perspective of Blood Knights and {{Sadist}}s, but "Of Fire" deserves mention over how crazy the protagonist is, killing anyone in his way, ''including his comrades''.
8th Jun '16 12:42:31 PM ANTMuddle
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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. It also has [[IThoughtItMeant nothing to do with]] a knight who uses BloodMagic.

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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 however; see LadyOfWar) is in the military, then he will almost inevitably be a ColonelKilgore. 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. It also has [[IThoughtItMeant nothing to do with]] a knight who uses BloodMagic.
BloodMagic. Contrast ShellShockedVeteran, who is of the opposite mindset.
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** The Mardu Horde of Tarkir are very enthusiastic about combat, to the point where their Khan is a massively-aggressive orc with the above-mentioned attack-each-turn drawback. They have a clan mechanic that gives them bonuses for attacking, such as increasing the power of spells or giving creatures cast after the dust settles a useful enters-the-battlefield effect.

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** The Mardu Horde of Tarkir are very enthusiastic about combat, to the point where their Khan is a massively-aggressive massively aggressive orc with the above-mentioned abovementioned attack-each-turn drawback. They have a clan mechanic that gives them bonuses for attacking, such as increasing the power of spells or giving creatures cast after the dust settles a useful enters-the-battlefield effect.



* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka had trained to pilot a HumongousMecha and fight alien mosnters since she was a four-year-old child [[spoiler:and found her mother's corpse hanging from a ceiling.]] Fighting it is her whole life and she genuinely likes it. Her self-image is so tied to being a Pilot that, when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her and Shinji]], she very nearly collapsed right away.

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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka had trained to pilot a HumongousMecha and fight alien mosnters since she was a four-year-old child [[spoiler:and found her mother's corpse hanging from a ceiling.]] Fighting it is her whole life and she genuinely likes it. Her self-image self image is so tied to being a Pilot that, when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her and Shinji]], she very nearly collapsed right away.



* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Subverted. Asuka was one per canon. She trained during one decade and loved fighting. However she fought enemies were too powerful to her or against which her skills were useless. After fighting Arael and getting {{Mind Rape}}d she broke down, but [[spoiler:she bounced back when the MP-Evas struck.]]

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* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Subverted. Asuka was one per canon. She trained during one decade and loved fighting. However she fought enemies were too powerful to her or against which her skills were useless. After fighting Arael and getting {{Mind Rape}}d she broke down, but [[spoiler:she bounced back when the MP-Evas MP Evas struck.]]



* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka lives for fighting... and Shinji is trying to show to her that she has more reasons to live. Likewise her battle-lust has almost gotten her into trouble several times (such like when she rushed Israfel and almost got bludgeoned when it unexpectedly split into two halves).

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* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka lives for fighting... and Shinji is trying to show to her that she has more reasons to live. Likewise her battle-lust battle lust has almost gotten her into trouble several times (such like when she rushed Israfel and almost got bludgeoned when it unexpectedly split into two halves).



* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': Super-villains Hookwolf and his comrades, Cricket and Stormtiger live for fighting. In his first appearance, Hookwolf laments that he doesn't live in an age where fighting prowess and warrior spirit are valued and admired.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': Super-villains Supervillains Hookwolf and his comrades, Cricket and Stormtiger live for fighting. In his first appearance, Hookwolf laments that he doesn't live in an age where fighting prowess and warrior spirit are valued and admired.



* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In this story, Asuka is a berserker of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne, God of War, Anger, and Blood]]''. She is a [[SuperSoldier consummate warrior]], fighting is her life, and she can barely control her battle-lust [[spoiler:and eventually becomes the Goddess of War]].

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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In this story, Asuka is a berserker of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne, God of War, Anger, and Blood]]''. She is a [[SuperSoldier consummate warrior]], fighting is her life, and she can barely control her battle-lust battle lust [[spoiler:and eventually becomes the Goddess of War]].



* The titular villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' was like this. He didn't want to conquer the world, but rather to find a WorthyOpponent to challenge and develop his skills and experience as a supervillain. As soon as he kills his own nemesis, he's left without a worthy opponent to reduce his boredom. So, he creates a new superhero nemesis to give him a good fight, only for him to later on become more evil than Megamind himself and thus have to be stopped. [[spoiler:As soon as Megamind defeats his own creation, he ends up saving the city and becoming a superhero instead, thus giving him more ''real'' challenges to feed his adrenaline-rush, even though it would mean retiring from the supervillain business to become said superhero]].

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* The titular villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' was like this. He didn't want to conquer the world, but rather to find a WorthyOpponent to challenge and develop his skills and experience as a supervillain. As soon as he kills his own nemesis, he's left without a worthy opponent to reduce his boredom. So, he creates a new superhero nemesis to give him a good fight, only for him to later on become more evil than Megamind himself and thus have to be stopped. [[spoiler:As soon as Megamind defeats his own creation, he ends up saving the city and becoming a superhero instead, thus giving him more ''real'' challenges to feed his adrenaline-rush, adrenaline rush, even though it would mean retiring from the supervillain business to become said superhero]].



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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': Kruger and his squad-mates Drakey and Crowe.

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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': Kruger and his squad-mates squadmates Drakey and Crowe.



*** Rocket Racoon. He approaches firearms, explosives, and their use with all the giddy joy and level-headed justification of a serial arsonist. When he is finally given a weapon (a large, high-powered Gatling-esque gun that's twice his size) to use during the prison break, his reaction is essentially a barely-contained orgasm:

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*** Rocket Racoon. He approaches firearms, explosives, and their use with all the giddy joy and level-headed justification of a serial arsonist. When he is finally given a weapon (a large, high-powered Gatling-esque Gatling-style gun that's twice his size) to use during the prison break, his reaction is essentially a barely-contained orgasm:



* 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.

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* Mad Dog on in ''Film/TheRaid'' loves fist-fighting.fistfighting. Twice he disarms himself and allows his enemies a fair chance to defeat him in unarmed combat.



--->"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."

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--->"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 motherfucking answer."



* The 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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* The 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 countrywide bloodbaths. PoorCommunicationKills? No, she's ''[[TheChessmaster just that good]]''.



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Most of the mercenaries are {{Private Military Contractor}}s because of the money, their severe personality dysfunctions, a legally-awkward situation in UNS space, or some combination of the above. Schlock, on the other hand, views the money as a nifty bonus that can be converted into Ovalkwik, guns, or both, and actively looks for the chance to get involved in carnage. It might be because amorphs don't really die, just get absorbed into the others, or it might just be because he's kind of nutty.
-->'''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.\\
'''Kevyn:''' But that's not what you ''would'' have done. If you'd had plasma cannons you would have [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill hit his window with a two-meter blast, vaporizing him and setting the room on fire]]. Am I right?\\

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Most of the mercenaries are {{Private Military Contractor}}s because of the money, their severe personality dysfunctions, a legally-awkward legally awkward situation in UNS space, or some combination of the above. Schlock, on the other hand, views the money as a nifty bonus that can be converted into Ovalkwik, guns, or both, and actively looks for the chance to get involved in carnage. It might be because amorphs don't really die, just get absorbed into the others, or it might just be because he's kind of nutty.
-->'''Schlock:''' With these, I could have put a five millimeter pulse-bolt pulse bolt of plasma through Snipey [=McWipey=]'s scope and into his brain. One shot, no collateral damage.\\
'''Kevyn:''' But that's not what you ''would'' have done. If you'd had plasma cannons you would have [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill hit his window with a two-meter two meter blast, vaporizing him and setting the room on fire]]. Am I right?\\



* The Red-Haired Swordsman in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war-cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".

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* The Red-Haired Swordsman in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war-cry war cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".



* The aptly named Battle from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is a [[SuperStrength super-strong]] {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le woman whose idea of a good time is challenging entire bar's worth of Hell's Angels to fights...sometimes without bothering to issue the challenge first.

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* The aptly named Battle from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is a [[SuperStrength super-strong]] super strong]] {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le woman whose idea of a good time is challenging entire bar's worth of Hell's Angels to fights...sometimes without bothering to issue the challenge first.
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