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28th Mar '18 8:50:42 AM Yukianesa
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** In some endings of ''VideoGame/TheWitcherIIWildHunt'' where [[spoiler:Hjalmar becomes king of Skellige, the Skelligans end up fighting a war with [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] and they ''win''.]]

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** In some endings of ''VideoGame/TheWitcherIIWildHunt'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcherIIIWildHunt'' where [[spoiler:Hjalmar becomes king of Skellige, the Skelligans end up fighting a war with [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] and they ''win''.]]
28th Mar '18 8:49:48 AM Yukianesa
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** In some endings of ''VideoGame/TheWitcherIIWildHunt'' where [[spoiler:Hjalmar becomes king of Skellige, the Skelligans end up fighting a war with [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] and they ''win''.]]
8th Mar '18 6:32:57 AM WillyFourEyes
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In the interest of preventing {{Zero Context Example}}s, please not that this trope is ''not'' about a character having a Scottish accent but rather about how the accent is ''used'' to convey bravery, physical/mental toughness, etc.

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* Jonathan Joestar (a.k.a. [=JoJo=] The First) of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a British Nobleman descended from a proud line of Highland Clansmen. He goes on to hunt vampires.

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* Jonathan Joestar (a.k.a. [=JoJo=] [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood The First) First]]) of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a British Nobleman descended from a proud line of Highland Clansmen. He goes on to hunt vampires.
16th Feb '18 5:01:24 AM littlebeeper
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** That wss Hadrian, but his successor, Antoninus Pius, pushed on past Glasgow and built the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonine_Wall Antonine Wall]] from the Clyde to the Forth. It still didn't keep the pesky Caledonians out but may explain the Glaswegian's passion for Italian ice cream.

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** That wss was Hadrian, but his successor, Antoninus Pius, pushed on past Glasgow and built the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonine_Wall Antonine Wall]] from the Clyde to the Forth. It still didn't keep the pesky Caledonians out but may explain the Glaswegian's passion for Italian ice cream.
5th Jan '18 12:10:25 PM MasterFuzzy
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* As per canon,[[FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm Ebenezar McCoy]] is a BraveScot, BadassTeacher, and CoolOldGuy.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' gives us [[BadassTeacher Ebenezar]] [[CoolOldGuy McCoy]], who looks like a Scottish farmer who moved to America some time ago. He is, in fact, a Scottish farmer who moved to America some time ago...if by "some time," one means "a few centuries." He's also [[spoiler: the Blackstaff, or licensed assassin of the White Council, and was responsible for Krakatoa, the New Madrid earthquake, and the Tunguska incident, as well as at least a dozen others]]. Attempt to hurt his friends, and he'll drop a satellite on your head with pin-point precision. In addition, Ebenezar is a member of the Senior Council, making him one of the oldest and most powerful wizards in ''the world,'' and the patriarch of a very BadassFamily to boot.



%%%** Companion Jamie [=MacCrimmon=].
** Companion Amy Pond channels her inner Scott when facing aliens and monsters. It also helped her delay Dalek reprograming.

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%%%** ** Companion Jamie [=MacCrimmon=].
[=MacCrimmon=], who came from the Jacobite rebellion and proved his courage and loyalty to the Doctor too many times to count.
** Companion Amy Pond channels her inner Scott when facing aliens and monsters. It also helped her delay Dalek reprograming.reprogramming.
28th Dec '17 12:01:56 PM ChaoticNovelist
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In the interest of preventing {{Zero Context Example}}s, please not that this trope is ''not'' about a character having a Scottish accent but rather about how the accent is ''used'' to convey bravery, physical/mental toughness, etc.



* Jonathan Joestar (a.k.a. [=JoJo=] The First) of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a British Nobleman descended from a proud line of Highland Clansmen.

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* Jonathan Joestar (a.k.a. [=JoJo=] The First) of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a British Nobleman descended from a proud line of Highland Clansmen. He goes on to hunt vampires.



* ''LetsPlay/AScotsmanInEgypt'' ''runs'' off this trope.

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''LetsPlay/AScotsmanInEgypt'' ''runs'' off this trope.



* The adults in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' have Scottish accents (although they are supposed to be Vikings), but [[TheKidsAreAmerican the kids do not]], for some reason.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is set in Scotland, so naturally everyone has the accent. And they're natural accents, as all the major voice actors were Scots.

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* The Of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy villagers in''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', the adults in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' have Scottish accents (although they are supposed to be Vikings), but [[TheKidsAreAmerican the kids do not]], for some reason.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is set in Scotland, so naturally everyone has the accent. And accent and they're natural accents, as all the major voice actors were Scots.Scots. The story splits focus between the importance of warriors and diplomats.



* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'': Connor [=MacLeod=], and any other Scottish characters.

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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'': Connor [=MacLeod=], and any other immortal swordsman who has lived for ages, has a Scottish characters.accent.



* The Nac Mac Feegle from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' combine this with ViolentGlaswegian.

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* %%%* The Nac Mac Feegle from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' combine this with ViolentGlaswegian.



* Jamie and his TrueCompanions in ''Literature/{{Outlander}}''.

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* %%* ''Literature/{{Outlander}}''. Jamie and his TrueCompanions in ''Literature/{{Outlander}}''.TrueCompanions



* Creator/DavidWeber and Steve White's ''Starfire'' has Angus [=MacRory=], from a FantasyCounterpartCulture.
* And then there's Literature/PrinceRoger Ramius Sergei Chiang [=MacClintock=] and his ancestors, who forged an interstellar empire and have held it against all comers (foreign and domestic) for centuries.

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* %%%* Creator/DavidWeber and Steve White's ''Starfire'' has Angus [=MacRory=], from a FantasyCounterpartCulture.
* And then there's Literature/PrinceRoger Ramius Sergei Chiang [=MacClintock=] and his ancestors, who forged an interstellar empire and have held it against all comers (foreign and domestic) for centuries.



* Sir Walter Scot liked to write about these. Guess where he was from?

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* Sir Walter Scot liked to write about these. Guess where he was from?Call it PatrioticFever or Art Imitating Life, as you like.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s Professor [=McGonagall=], a certifiable BadassGrandma whose name (and, in the films, accent) would indicate a Scottish origin. Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, who is arguably even more badass than [=McGonagall=] ([[HandicappedBadass even after losing a leg and an eye]]), is another example.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s Professor [=McGonagall=], a certifiable BadassGrandma OldMaster whose name (and, in the films, accent) would indicate a Scottish origin. Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, who is arguably even more badass than [=McGonagall=] [=McGonagall=], being a professional evil wizard hunter instead of a teacher, and all. ([[HandicappedBadass even after losing a leg and an eye]]), is another example.



** Companion Jamie [=MacCrimmon=].
** And Amy Pond, who can be something of a badass.
** And then the Twelfth Doctor got a Scottish accent (as did Seven, but his was less noticeable). He even lampshades his new accent and declares that he can now complain about things by virtue of being a Scotsman.
* Raven from ''Series/{{Raven}}''.
* Duncan [=MacLeod=], from ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'', primarily in flashbacks to his early years.
* When asked what he brings to the [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM Power Rangers]]' [[FiveManBand team dynamic]], [[SamaritanSyndrome selfless protector of the weak]] and [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] Flynn [=McAllistair=] simply replies, "I'M SCOTTISH!"

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** %%%** Companion Jamie [=MacCrimmon=].
** And Companion Amy Pond, who can be something of a badass.
Pond channels her inner Scott when facing aliens and monsters. It also helped her delay Dalek reprograming.
** And then the The Twelfth Doctor got a Scottish accent (as did Seven, but his was less noticeable). He even lampshades his new accent and declares that he can now complain about things by virtue of being a Scotsman.
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Scotsman. Incidentally, he also has "Attack eyebrows".
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Raven from ''Series/{{Raven}}''.
* %%%%* Duncan [=MacLeod=], from ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'', primarily in flashbacks to his early years.
* When asked what he brings to the [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM Power Rangers]]' [[FiveManBand team dynamic]], dynamic, [[SamaritanSyndrome selfless protector of the weak]] and [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] Flynn [=McAllistair=] simply replies, "I'M SCOTTISH!"



* Both Macbeth and Macduff from the play ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Macbeth being the nigh-invincible VillainProtagonist and Macduff [[spoiler:the one prophesied to defeat him.]]

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* Both Macbeth and Macduff from the play ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', are both Scottish noblemen. Macbeth being the nigh-invincible VillainProtagonist and Macduff [[spoiler:the one prophesied to defeat him.]]



** Scotland's depiction in ''Medieval II'' unfortunately is a lot of ArtisticLicenseHistory. In the game, Scottish armies are made up of iron-age Film/{{Braveheart}} rejects with kilts and blue warpaint (the former wouldn't be found anywhere for at least three centuries and the latter wouldn't be found... um, anytime). In reality Scotland wasn't a land of primitive but brave barbarian warriors, but instead a fairly prosperous medieval kingdom; Scottish troops were often recruited from the lowlands and borders (''not'' the highlands) and equipped with the same weapons and armour as their English and continental neighbours (plate armour was common and either homemade or imported from France, a medieval Scottish ally), and Scotland was relatively quick to embrace advances in battlefield technology such as pike warfare and gunpowder. Blame RuleOfFun.
*** Actually, the whole Film/{{Braveheart}} getup appears on only six units (of 27), with two of them completely losing it when they get upgraded armour (specifically the two highland nobles, who stop wearing kilts and face paint with their chainmail and replace it with heavier chainmail), and they do have a ton of really good pike units, including two different ones wearing full plate, one of their unique pike units is specifically stated to be Lowlanders and they do not look like they're from Film/{{Braveheart}}, and pike units tend to make up a good chunk of Scottish armies in the game. The idea of the entire Scottish faction in ''Medieval II'' being primitive barbarians straight out of Film/{{Braveheart}} is extremely exaggerated, as they do have access to a number of units who wear heavy armour (including three different unique infantry units who start out in partial or full plate), as well as access to gunpowder in the form of cannons (though the fact that they don't have handguns, arquebuisers or muskets is strange), and most Scottish armies will be based around pikes, shock infantry, and bows, with late game armies being very heavily armoured.

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** Scotland's depiction in ''Medieval II'' unfortunately is a lot of ArtisticLicenseHistory. In the game, Scottish armies are made up of iron-age Film/{{Braveheart}} rejects with kilts and blue warpaint (the former wouldn't be found anywhere for at least three centuries and the latter wouldn't be found... um, anytime). In reality Scotland wasn't a land of primitive but brave barbarian warriors, but instead a fairly prosperous medieval kingdom; Scottish troops were often recruited from the lowlands and borders (''not'' the highlands) and equipped with the same weapons and armour as their English and continental neighbours (plate armour was common and either homemade or imported from France, a medieval Scottish ally), and Scotland was relatively quick to embrace advances in battlefield technology such as pike warfare and gunpowder. Blame RuleOfFun.
*** Actually, the whole Film/{{Braveheart}} getup appears on only six units (of 27), with two of them completely losing it when they get upgraded armour (specifically the two highland nobles, who stop wearing kilts and face paint with their chainmail and replace it with heavier chainmail), and they do have
has a ton of really good pike units, including two different ones wearing full plate, one of their unique pike units is specifically stated to be Lowlanders and they do not look like they're from Film/{{Braveheart}}, and pike units tend to make up a good chunk of Scottish armies in the game. The idea of the entire Scottish faction in ''Medieval II'' being primitive barbarians straight out of Film/{{Braveheart}} is extremely exaggerated, as they do have access to a number of units who wear heavy armour (including three different unique infantry units who start out in partial or full plate), as well as access to gunpowder in the form of cannons (though the fact that they don't have handguns, arquebuisers or muskets is strange), and most Scottish armies will be based around pikes, shock infantry, and bows, with late game armies being very heavily armoured.



* The Scotsman from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', who is also a ViolentGlaswegian. The only thing that scares him is his wife, because she's an even ''more'' ViolentGlaswegian. Then in Season 5, you meet his ([[MassiveNumberedSiblings many]]) daughters who are all badass Scottish warrior amazons.
* Duff Killigan from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* Hudson and Macbeth are the two most notable examples from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Interesting to note, even though most of the Gargoyles themselves come from Scotland, only Hudson has a Scottish accent, even though all human characters from Scotland do (WordOfGod states it's because he had the most interaction with humans).
* Groundskeeper Willie from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. He once took on a wolf that managed to enter the premises, and apparently managed to beat it silly. The wolf does earns some degree of his respect, though:

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* The Scotsman from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', who ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is also one of the few characters to ever fight Jack to a ViolentGlaswegian. draw. Not only does he have the accent, he complements it with his bagpipes! The only thing that scares him is his wife, because she's an even ''more'' ViolentGlaswegian. ViolentGlaswegian than he is. Then in Season 5, you meet his ([[MassiveNumberedSiblings many]]) daughters who are all badass Scottish warrior amazons.
* Duff Killigan from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
warriors.
* Hudson and Macbeth are the two most notable examples from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and both of them are old school valiant warriors. Interesting to note, even though most of the main cast Gargoyles themselves come from Scotland, only Hudson has a Scottish accent, even though all human characters from Scotland do (WordOfGod states it's because he had the most interaction with humans).
* Groundskeeper Willie from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. He once took on a wolf that managed to enter the premises, and apparently managed to beat it silly. The wolf does earns some degree of his respect, though:



* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "I Kicked Burning Terrorist So Hard in Balls]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RNAQXl7UVv8/T8d3jNTAhpI/AAAAAAAACx4/BX2Ga6MosSg/s1600/I-kicked-burning-terrorist-so-hard-in-balls.png That I Tore a Tendon in My Foot"]]. This isn't something someone just made up on the internet for shits and giggles; this is a ''real'' headline made in the aftermath of the attempted Glasgow airport bombing of 2007. [[DumbCrooks Foolhardy terrorists]] set a jeep on fire and crash it into the airport passenger terminal. Terrorists end up getting their butts ([[GroinAttack and other assorted parts]]) kicked by the locals.

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* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "I Kicked Burning Terrorist So Hard in Balls]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RNAQXl7UVv8/T8d3jNTAhpI/AAAAAAAACx4/BX2Ga6MosSg/s1600/I-kicked-burning-terrorist-so-hard-in-balls.png That I Tore a Tendon in My Foot"]]. This isn't something someone just made up on the internet for shits and giggles; this is a ''real'' headline made in the aftermath of the attempted Glasgow airport bombing of 2007. [[DumbCrooks Foolhardy terrorists]] set a jeep on fire and crash crashed it into the airport passenger terminal. Terrorists end up getting their butts ([[GroinAttack and other assorted parts]]) kicked by the locals.



* The battle tactic known as the "Highland Charge" is nothing more than a loosely coordinated full-frontal assault towards the enemy, wielding really big swords and axes. Everyone yelling as loud as possible is highly encouraged during this. This managed to win quite a number of battles in various English civil wars in the 1600's and 1700's (against gunpowder equipped opponents.)
** It should be noted that they often would have a fair number of men with muskets or pistols, who would fire when within range, then drop them and charge with their melee weapons. The tactic was primarily used before the invention of the ring bayonet, meaning that attaching a bayonet would prevent you from firing your musket, so their opponents usually got one volley off, then had to try and attach their bayonets in a very short amount of time, while also having to deal with the fact that several hundred very angry highlanders are currently charging you, will arrive any second, and have proper melee weapons and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe targes]][[note]]One clever tactic the highlanders used to counter bayonets was to swing their targe to knock their enemy's bayonet aside[[/note]].

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* The battle tactic known as the "Highland Charge" is nothing more than a loosely coordinated full-frontal assault towards the enemy, wielding really big swords and axes. Everyone yelling as loud as possible is highly encouraged during this. This managed to win quite a number of battles in various English civil wars in the 1600's and 1700's (against gunpowder equipped opponents.)
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) It should be noted that they often would have a fair number of men with muskets or pistols, who would fire when within range, then drop them and charge with their melee weapons. The tactic was primarily used before the invention of the ring bayonet, meaning that attaching a bayonet would prevent you from firing your musket, so their opponents usually got one volley off, then had to try and attach their bayonets in a very short amount of time, while also having to deal with the fact that several hundred very angry highlanders are currently charging you, will arrive any second, and have proper melee weapons and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe targes]][[note]]One clever tactic the highlanders used to counter bayonets was to swing their targe to knock their enemy's bayonet aside[[/note]].



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* This trope is probably what allowed Scotland to survive against Viking raids during the Dark Ages. Recently, a Norse runestone was unearthed in Scotland which noted that the locals were basically insanely violent. [[EveryoneHasStandards Coming from the]] ''[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Vikings]]'' [[EveryoneHasStandards of all people]].
* The Roman Empire conquered most of Europe, but halted their advance at the present-day border of England and Scotland. Their reason was the same as the Vikings -- the locals put up a wicked fight and caused enough of a headache for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian%27s_Wall one of the mightiest empires on Earth to basically throw up a big wall and say "Screw it."]]

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* This trope is probably what allowed Scotland to survive against Viking raids during the Dark Ages. Recently, a A Norse runestone was unearthed in Scotland which noted that the locals were basically insanely violent. [[EveryoneHasStandards Coming This is coming from the]] ''[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Vikings]]'' [[EveryoneHasStandards of all people]].
* The Roman Empire conquered most of Europe, but halted their advance at the present-day border of England and Scotland. Their reason was the same as the Vikings -- the locals put up a wicked fight and caused enough of a headache for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian%27s_Wall one of the mightiest empires on Earth to that the Romans basically throw threw up a big wall and say said, "Screw it."]]
3rd Oct '17 5:24:04 AM snichols1973
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** As well as almost any patriotic song from Scotland ("Scots Wha Hae" and "Oh Flower of Scotland" come to mind). English and American anthems tend to emphasise their God-given moral superiority; Scottish ones prefer to emphasise [[BadassArmy sheer brutal badassery]].

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** As well as almost any patriotic song from Scotland ("Scots (UsefulNotes/RobertBurns' "Scots Wha Hae" and "Oh Flower of Scotland" come to mind). English and American anthems tend to emphasise their God-given moral superiority; Scottish ones prefer to emphasise [[BadassArmy sheer brutal badassery]].


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* UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, the first member of the Bruce dynasty, who led the Scots in their fight for freedom against [[UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst Edward Longshanks]] and later against Edward II, is regarded as a national hero of Scotland for his triumph in the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314. His legacy is immortalized in such patriotic Scottish songs as UsefulNotes/RobertBurns' "Scots Wha Hae" and Roy Williamson's "Flower of Scotland".
2nd Oct '17 5:18:04 AM uhema
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* In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', Mr. Meeks [[SpeaksInShoutOuts cries out]] in a pub, "Are there [[NoTrueScotsman no true Scotsmen]] in the house?" A tough redheaded Highlander responds: "Right, pal, we'll not let you down" and attacks the adversaries, knocking out someone's tooth, initiating general mayhem.
16th Jul '17 10:12:47 PM HeroGal2347
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' didn't make all that money sitting behind a desk; he did it by being ''[[CatchPhrase "tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties"]]''; and he made it square.

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' didn't make all that money sitting behind a desk; he did it by being ''[[CatchPhrase "tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties"]]''; and he made it square.
15th Jul '17 5:20:34 AM enitharmon
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** That wss Hadrian, but his successor, Antoninus Pius, pushed on past Glasgow and built the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonine_Wall Antonine Wall]] from the Clyde to the Forth. It still didn't keep the pesky Caledonians out but may explain the Glaswegian's passion for Italian ice cream.
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