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24th Sep '17 9:11:35 AM StarTropes
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** As far as {{The Captain}}s are concerned, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] is easily the most cultured, as he enjoys sipping Earl Grey tea and catching up on Shakespeare after staring down Romulan warbirds or telling {{Insane Admiral}}s to shove it.
15th Sep '17 8:18:43 PM danlansdowne
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* Sir UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill. Describing all the badass things he did would take too long and the cultured thing? Well, he did get the Nobel Prize for literature...

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* Sir UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill. Describing all the badass things he did would take too long and the cultured thing? Well, he did get the Nobel Prize for literature...literature - in addition to being an accomplished painter.
6th Sep '17 12:44:00 PM GrammarNavi
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** The Penguin is a successful businessman who majored in Ornithology[[note]]In the United States, undergraduate programs do not award a specific degree in ornithology(they offer coursework in avian biology instead), so to pursue studies in ornithology he would have needed to obtain either a Master's degree or a P.h.D, and most of these programs would require the Graduate Record Examination in biology, which would test his knowledge of (1) cellular and molecular biology, (2) organism biology and (3) ecology, evolution and population biology. His additional required courses would include chemistry, mathematics (especially calculus), statistics, computer science with GIS and English.[[/note]], dresses nicely, is well-versed in etiquette, loves tea, can play the violin, studied {{Shakespeare}}, has an appreciation for opera, poetry, and world history, and depite his physical appearance he is an efficient physical combatant capable of overwhelming attackers many times his size and physical bearing. Though as a villain, he's technically WickedCultured. An in some cases, he only ''thinks'' he's WickedCultured.

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** The Penguin is a successful businessman who majored in Ornithology[[note]]In the United States, undergraduate programs do not award a specific degree in ornithology(they offer coursework in avian biology instead), so to pursue studies in ornithology he would have needed to obtain either a Master's degree or a P.h.D, and most of these programs would require the Graduate Record Examination in biology, which would test his knowledge of (1) cellular and molecular biology, (2) organism biology and (3) ecology, evolution and population biology. His additional required courses would include chemistry, mathematics (especially calculus), statistics, computer science with GIS and English.[[/note]], dresses nicely, is well-versed in etiquette, loves tea, can play the violin, studied {{Shakespeare}}, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], has an appreciation for opera, poetry, and world history, and depite his physical appearance he is an efficient physical combatant capable of overwhelming attackers many times his size and physical bearing. Though as a villain, he's technically WickedCultured. An in some cases, he only ''thinks'' he's WickedCultured.



** Beast. In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', he tries to quote Churchill while fighting, and quotes Shakespeare prior to taking off to San Francisco in a deleted scene.

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** Beast. In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', he tries to quote Churchill while fighting, and quotes Shakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] prior to taking off to San Francisco in a deleted scene.



* There are several examples in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. Version three's Bobby Jacks is a skilled professional boxer who weighs in at an imposing 6'3" and 205 pounds, and when the game starts he's one of the most deadly players in the early stretch, fighting with trickery and good tactics. He's also well-read enough to relevantly quote Shakespeare from memory. Version six's meanwhile-only character Roderick Kanuho is an excellent wrestler and MMA fighter who enjoys literature and poetry just as much as his chosen sports; he has even tried his hand at writing, and has considered undertaking a project in which he translates Shakespeare's works into the Navajo language.

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* There are several examples in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. Version three's Bobby Jacks is a skilled professional boxer who weighs in at an imposing 6'3" and 205 pounds, and when the game starts he's one of the most deadly players in the early stretch, fighting with trickery and good tactics. He's also well-read enough to relevantly quote Shakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] from memory. Version six's meanwhile-only character Roderick Kanuho is an excellent wrestler and MMA fighter who enjoys literature and poetry just as much as his chosen sports; he has even tried his hand at writing, and has considered undertaking a project in which he translates Shakespeare's works into the Navajo language.



* Doc Holliday. They didn't just call him "Doc" because they thought it was a cool name. Before graduating as a qualified dentist, he received an extremely good secondary school education - as his father was loaded - whereas most of the other prominent figures of the Wild West were comparatively fairly ill-educated. He could play the piano, was well versed in Shakespeare, studied mathematics, history, rhetoric and grammar and spoke Latin fluently as well as possessing very good French and Ancient Greek. He was also very refined in his demeanour, displaying the manners of a SouthernGentleman.

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* Doc Holliday. They didn't just call him "Doc" because they thought it was a cool name. Before graduating as a qualified dentist, he received an extremely good secondary school education - as his father was loaded - whereas most of the other prominent figures of the Wild West were comparatively fairly ill-educated. He could play the piano, was well versed in Shakespeare, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], studied mathematics, history, rhetoric and grammar and spoke Latin fluently as well as possessing very good French and Ancient Greek. He was also very refined in his demeanour, displaying the manners of a SouthernGentleman.



* Richard Boone, the gruff bad guy in innumerable Westerns, war movies and TV shows, was in real life an Actors Studio graduate who performed Shakespeare and Euripides onstage, taught acting at several colleges and pursued writing and painting as secondary careers. Also a decorated World War II veteran, so not necessarily less badass in real life. Boone's most famous role - Paladin in ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' - was a pretty accurate reflection.

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* Richard Boone, the gruff bad guy in innumerable Westerns, war movies and TV shows, was in real life an Actors Studio graduate who performed Shakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and Euripides onstage, taught acting at several colleges and pursued writing and painting as secondary careers. Also a decorated World War II veteran, so not necessarily less badass in real life. Boone's most famous role - Paladin in ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' - was a pretty accurate reflection.
28th Aug '17 12:32:05 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The Roman general Scipio Africanus was a great lover of Greek culture and a great reducer of the number of Greek-trained Carthegenian mercenaries. Not to mention the fact that he was a gentleman that, when his troops offered him a young woman upon the capture of a city, he returned her to her fiancée, instead of brutally raping her and executing the fiancée.

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* The Roman general Scipio Africanus was a great lover of Greek culture and a great reducer of the number of Greek-trained Carthegenian Carthaginian mercenaries. Not to mention the fact that he was a gentleman that, when his troops offered him a young woman upon the capture of a city, he returned her to her fiancée, fiancé, instead of brutally raping her and executing the fiancée.fiancé. Note [[ValuesDissonance that by the standards of the time]], this was a gentlemanly reaction, rather than simply a case of EveryoneHasStandards.



* King Jan III Sobieski of Poland, whose claims to fame include leading the combined armies of the Holy Roman Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to a resounding victory against the numerically superior Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, is said to have been a highly cultured lover of poetry and food, and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. The constellation Scutum (Latin for "shield") in the southern summer sky is supposed to represent his coat of arms; it is the only constellation which does not owe its name to classical history or mythology.

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* King Jan III Sobieski of Poland, whose claims to fame include leading the combined armies of the Holy Roman Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to a resounding victory against the numerically superior Ottoman Turks at the Battle Siege of Vienna in 1683, is said to have been a highly cultured lover of poetry and food, and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. The constellation Scutum (Latin for "shield") in the southern summer sky is supposed to represent his coat of arms; it is the only constellation which does not owe its name to classical history or mythology.
23rd Aug '17 12:26:35 AM PaulA
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* Lord Peter Almsley from the ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' novels is a highly cultured nobleman. And in ''Unnatural Issue'', he pounds a much larger bully into Steak Tartare without injury (unless you count sore knuckles).
** To some level any Elemental Master or [[PsychicPowers Warrior of Light]] who has had a good education can qualify. Nan, for example, likes Kipling's work and is a voracious reader. She's also an ex StreetUrchin who is, despite her age, capable of (temporarily) assuming her Warrior of Light aspect. And that's when she's a [[LittleMissBadass kid]]. Heaven help you if you anger her when she's an adult...

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* Lord Peter Almsley from the ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' novels is a highly cultured nobleman. And in ''Unnatural Issue'', he pounds a much larger bully into Steak Tartare without injury (unless you count sore knuckles).
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** To some level any Elemental Master or [[PsychicPowers Warrior of Light]] who has had a good education can qualify. Nan, for example, qualify.
** Lord Peter Almsley is a highly cultured nobleman. And in ''Literature/UnnaturalIssue'', he pounds a much larger bully into Steak Tartare without injury (unless you count sore knuckles).
** Nan
likes Kipling's work and is a voracious reader. She's also an ex StreetUrchin who is, despite her age, capable of (temporarily) assuming her Warrior of Light aspect. And that's when she's a [[LittleMissBadass kid]]. Heaven help you if you anger her when she's an adult...
11th Aug '17 11:29:01 AM Gregzilla
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** Then there is Sean Renard, being the illegitimate son of a royal (specifically the king) this goes with the territory. But he is a lover of fine dinning, art, is knowledgeable in a variety of matters including history and politics, and speaks fluent French, German, Latin and Russian as well as English (and potentially more). He's also the AntiHero MagnificentBastard WarriorPrince, whose tougher than Monroe and one of a very small number of characters whose potentially {{Protagonist}} [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Nick]] [[TheHunter Burkhardt's]] equal.

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** Then there is Sean Renard, being the illegitimate son of a royal (specifically the king) this goes with the territory. But he is a lover of fine dinning, art, is knowledgeable in a variety of matters including history and politics, and speaks fluent French, German, Latin and Russian as well as English (and potentially more). He's also the AntiHero MagnificentBastard WarriorPrince, whose tougher than Monroe and one of a very small number of characters whose potentially {{Protagonist}} [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Nick]] [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Burkhardt's]] equal.



* Justin Russo from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' manages to be both this, and a PopculturedBadass. A [[BadassBookworm highly intelligent and well read]] young man, Justin loves Opera music, enjoys drinking tea, possess a quite highbrow vocabulary, and really enjoys silent movies. He's also a TeenGenius wizard, the last surviving [[TheHunter monster hunter]], whose took a fully transformed werewolf in a fight, and helped kill the devil.

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* Justin Russo from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' manages to be both this, and a PopculturedBadass. A [[BadassBookworm highly intelligent and well read]] young man, Justin loves Opera music, enjoys drinking tea, possess a quite highbrow vocabulary, and really enjoys silent movies. He's also a TeenGenius wizard, the last surviving [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters monster hunter]], whose took a fully transformed werewolf in a fight, and helped kill the devil.
5th Aug '17 7:47:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Prince Naveen from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. He's cultured throughout the movie, but the "badass" part doesn't come until later (after he gets turned into a frog by voodoo witch doctor, [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]]).

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* Prince Naveen from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. He's cultured throughout the movie, but the "badass" part doesn't come until later (after he gets [[BewitchedAmphibians turned into a frog frog]] by voodoo witch doctor, [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]]).
3rd Aug '17 8:06:19 PM Menarker
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** Robert Garcia is the earliest known example of the trope in fighting games, being the original [[SharpDressedMan sharp dressed]] character archetype and even provides the page image for the ActionFashionista trope. His family is so incredibly wealthy, that he's been known to buy several luxury sports cars, which [[LampshadeHanging gets lampshaded]] in his pre-fight dialog with Ryo in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xng6-oSJvBs Art of Fighting 2]]''. The guy even fights on the showroom floor of his mansion.

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** Robert Garcia is the earliest known example of the trope in fighting games, being the original [[SharpDressedMan sharp dressed]] character archetype and even provides previously provided the page image for the ActionFashionista trope. His family is so incredibly wealthy, that he's been known to buy several luxury sports cars, which [[LampshadeHanging gets lampshaded]] in his pre-fight dialog with Ryo in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xng6-oSJvBs Art of Fighting 2]]''. The guy even fights on the showroom floor of his mansion.
1st Aug '17 11:19:42 AM thatmadork
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* Across every ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' title, France is always characterised as a nation which has huge cultural output but also a fairly strong military, especially in the Medieval, Renaissance and Industrial periods.
17th Jul '17 8:16:20 AM skotavatar
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* Skothiam Felcraft of ''Literature/DanceoftheButterfly'', wealthy head of the prestigious Felcraft family, highly educated, collector of rare books, and a [[spoiler:supernaturally gifted mage and hunter of demons]].
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