History Main / BraidsOfBarbarism

21st Aug '16 2:09:03 PM Gess
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[NobleSavage Venn]] men in ''Literature/TheWolfhound'' wore their long hair (and [[BadassBeard beards]]) in braids, usually woven top-to-bottom, and [[OhCrap woe unto you]] if a Venn warrior (especially [[MemeticBadass Wolfhound himself]]) decided to [[SignificantHaircut rebraid his hair bottom-to-top]] due to your action.

to:

* [[NobleSavage Venn]] men in ''Literature/TheWolfhound'' wore their long hair (and [[BadassBeard beards]]) in braids, usually woven top-to-bottom, and [[OhCrap woe unto you]] if a Venn warrior (especially [[MemeticBadass Wolfhound himself]]) decided to [[SignificantHaircut rebraid unbraid]] [[ThisMeansWar his hair bottom-to-top]] hair]] due to your action.
9th Aug '16 4:17:43 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Dothraki men wear their hair in long braids, usually decorated with bells. The braid is cut when the warrior loses a battle. Notably, Khal Drogo's braid has ''never'' been cut. [[spoiler:Even when he dies from an infected wound, he still WON the fight where he received it.]]
* This trope is played with in the {{Deryni}} works:

to:

* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Dothraki men wear their hair in long braids, usually decorated with bells. The braid is cut when the warrior loses a battle. Notably, Khal Drogo's braid has ''never'' been cut. [[spoiler:Even when he dies from an infected wound, he still WON the fight where he received it.]]
* This trope is played with in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} works:
3rd Jul '16 10:15:44 AM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There's also [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29947 Braids, Cabal Minion]]. Though whether she's barbaric or just borderline psychopathic is up for some debate...

to:

** There's also [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29947 Braids, Cabal Minion]]. Minion.]] Though whether she's barbaric or just borderline psychopathic is up for some debate...
12th Jun '16 11:31:35 AM Kakai
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Orc warchief Durotan from ''Film/WarCraft2016'' has his hair in two long braids. Played with in that he's the most ''civillized'' of all orcs.
19th Sep '15 12:54:13 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* There's a variation in ''ElfQuest'' where Clearbrook's long hair is braided by her lifemate One-Eye. After rescuing her from the Gliders' captivity he is horrified to find that they have bound her hair up, and painstakingly re-braids it. When One-Eye dies she cuts off her braid and lays it upon his body. Ironically, it's only during this period, when she is driven by revenge, that she really acts like a warrior. Later on she bonds with Treestump, and once her hair has grown back he braids it again.

to:

* There's a variation in ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' where Clearbrook's long hair is braided by her lifemate One-Eye. After rescuing her from the Gliders' captivity he is horrified to find that they have bound her hair up, and painstakingly re-braids it. When One-Eye dies she cuts off her braid and lays it upon his body. Ironically, it's only during this period, when she is driven by revenge, that she really acts like a warrior. Later on she bonds with Treestump, and once her hair has grown back he braids it again.
12th Sep '15 6:59:16 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subtly implied in ''[[NintendoWars Advance Wars Days Of Ruin]]'', the Lazurius [=COs=] have a strand of hair with several beads on it.

to:

* Subtly implied in ''[[NintendoWars ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars Days Of Ruin]]'', the Lazurius [=COs=] have a strand of hair with several beads on it.
9th Jul '15 5:11:09 PM MadCat221
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While professional armies today and even going back to ancient times prefer a short haircut for practical reasons, less organized and regimented warriors often preferred long hair, generally in a braided style. This is especially common on the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, the kind of barbarian to wear a BeardOfBarbarism and BarbarianLonghair, and the BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins Native American or his FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent.

to:

While professional armies today and even going back to ancient times prefer a short haircut for practical reasons, [[SoldierVsWarrior less organized organized]] and regimented warriors often preferred long hair, generally in a braided style. This is especially common on the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, the kind of barbarian to wear a BeardOfBarbarism and BarbarianLonghair, and the BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins Native American or his FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent.
4th Jul '15 5:16:52 PM zarpaulus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', [[http://satwcomic.com/trans-fear unsurprisingly.]]

to:

* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', [[http://satwcomic.com/trans-fear unsurprisingly.]]]] Given that the main characters are anthropomorphic personifications of the Vikings' homelands.
21st Jun '15 2:56:55 AM CLT009
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''DarkSoulsII'': King Vendrick sports these, along with a BadassBeard. These (along with the fact that [[DeathWorld Dranleic, his kingdom, went to hell after a war with the Giants]]) [[BloodKnight paint a]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy clear picture]] of what [[KingmakerScenario you're up against]]. [[spoiler: ...and then you find out [[TheReveal a whole lot of things that turn your previous assumptions on their heads]]. Despite the [[DarkIsNotEvil barbaric appearance]], Vendrick was [[TheGoodKing a well-spoken, kindly man]] left with an [[YouCantFightFate unwinnable situation]] who learned [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone far too late]] that he'd taken some terrible advice from [[TheVamp his wife]] and [[MadScientist brother]].]]

to:

* ''DarkSoulsII'': King Vendrick sports these, along with a BadassBeard. These (along with the fact that [[DeathWorld Dranleic, his kingdom, went to hell after a war with the Giants]]) [[BloodKnight paint a]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy clear picture]] of what [[KingmakerScenario you're up against]]. [[spoiler: ...and then you find out [[TheReveal a whole lot of things that turn your previous assumptions on their heads]]. Despite the [[DarkIsNotEvil barbaric appearance]], Vendrick was [[PosthumousCharacter was]] [[TheGoodKing a well-spoken, kindly man]] left with an [[YouCantFightFate unwinnable situation]] who learned [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone far too late]] that he'd taken some terrible advice from [[TheVamp his wife]] and [[MadScientist brother]].]]
21st Jun '15 2:49:35 AM CLT009
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''DarkSoulsII'': King Vendrick sports these, along with a BadassBeard. These (along with the fact that [[DeathWorld Dranleic, his kingdom, went to hell after a war with the Giants]]) [[BloodKnight paint a]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy clear picture]] of what [[KingmakerScenario you're up against]]. [[spoiler: ...and then you find out [[TheReveal a whole lot of things that turn your previous assumptions on their heads]]. Despite the [[DarkIsNotEvil barbaric appearance]], Vendrick was [[TheGoodKing a well-spoken, kindly man]] left with an [[YouCantFightFate unwinnable situation]] who learned [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone far too late]] that he'd taken some terrible advice from [[TheVamp his wife]] and [[MadScientist brother]].]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 83. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BraidsOfBarbarism