History Main / GreatWhiteHunter

22nd Apr '17 10:52:46 PM morane
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The heroic counterpart to the EgomaniacHunter and the EvilPoacher, the Great White Hunter is a heroic big game hunter. He is most likely a GentlemanAdventurer, but he could also be an earthier type who leads safaris for a living. Either way, he will be an expert tracker, a crack shot, and skilled at wilderness survival.

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The heroic counterpart to the EgomaniacHunter and the EvilPoacher, the Great White Hunter is a heroic big game hunter. He is most likely a GentlemanAdventurer, but he could also be an earthier type who leads safaris for a living. Either way, he will be an expert tracker, a crack shot, and skilled at wilderness survival.
survival. He may have learned his trade as a HunterTrapper.
22nd Apr '17 2:16:13 PM morane
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DeliberateValuesDissonance might come up if the story is trying to impart AnAesop about respecting the lives of wild animals. Often, however, this character ''does'' admire animals even as he kills them, considering them a WorthyOpponent of sorts. Some may even consider hunting something that doesn't have a chance of fighting back to be unsportsmanlike.

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DeliberateValuesDissonance might come up if the story is trying to impart AnAesop about respecting the lives of wild animals. Often, however, this character ''does'' admire animals even as he kills them, considering them a WorthyOpponent of sorts. Some may even consider hunting something that doesn't have a chance of fighting back to be unsportsmanlike.
unsportsmanlike. Sometimes he does it merely out of necessity: there is a dangerous predator with [[IAmAHumanitarian taste on human flesh]] at the wild, and native hunters have failed neutralizing the threat, so he is called to do the job.
10th Apr '17 2:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* The player character of the 1980 {{Sega}} game ''Tranquilizer Gun'' (which was also released for the SG-1000 as ''Safari Hunting'').

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* The player character of the 1980 {{Sega}} Creator/{{Sega}} game ''Tranquilizer Gun'' (which was also released for the SG-1000 as ''Safari Hunting'').
22nd Mar '17 3:48:20 PM Az_Tech341
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* In the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Congo}}'', Captain Munro Kelly introduces himself to the team with the line "I'm your Great White Hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black." This is, of course, because the book Munroe was a more-or-less straight example, who the movie then made black in order to add diversity to the cast. In an interview, the director claimed he cast Ernie Hudson as the hunter because he disliked this trope. In the book, Munro was less a Great White Hunter and more along the lines of all the other white mercenaries running around in Africa at the time of writing, also he was half Indian

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* In the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Congo}}'', Captain Munro Kelly introduces himself to the team with the line "I'm your Great White Hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black." This is, of course, because the book Munroe was a more-or-less straight example, who the movie then made black in order to add diversity to the cast. In an interview, the director claimed he cast Ernie Hudson as the hunter because he disliked this trope. In the book, Munro was less a Great White Hunter and more along the lines of all the other white mercenaries running around in Africa at the time of writing, also he was half IndianIndian.
15th Mar '17 4:11:07 AM foxley
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* Conrad in ''Film/KongSkullIsland''. He is hired for the expedition because of ability as a tracker, and his jungle survival skills. His skills are tested to their limit on Skull Island, and just about every action he takes is to keep other expedition members alive.
6th Mar '17 4:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx's]] famous character Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding from the film ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' is a parody of this trope.

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* [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx's]] Creator/GrouchoMarx's famous character Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding from the film ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' is a parody of this trope.
1st Mar '17 11:28:34 AM Allronix
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* In ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the Consular's first companion is a Trandoshan named Qyzen Fess. Hunting is a religious rite among his people with their goddess keeping score of a hunter's lifetime kills. (After the Consular defeats an enemy who managed to get the drop on him, he sees them as an avatar or "herald" of his goddess) Sentient or non-sentient matters little, though Qyzen prefers the latter. (They are bitter rivals to the Wookiees, however, and killing a Wookiee is a ''lot'' of "points." Qyzen even gifts the Consular with the pelt of a particularly difficult to kill Wookiee). Before deciding to go on his sacred hunt, he used to be a BountyHunter. A character comments that if he enjoyed hunting criminals as much as he liked hunting hostile wildlife, he'd be a household name. In the Knights of the Fallen Empire arc, a non-Consular Outlander can only get him to sign on with their team if they prove themselves by taking out several world bosses.
24th Feb '17 8:25:21 AM ironballs16
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* In the modern day, this trope (arguably) exists because most of those that go on safari pay enormous fees [[http://fortune.com/2016/06/14/trophy-hunting-fees/ are supposed to be used to help fund conservation efforts in the area]]. How well this works in ''practice'', however, [[CorruptPolitician depends on the government and officials involved]].

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* In the modern day, this trope (arguably) exists because most of those that go on safari pay enormous fees [[http://fortune.com/2016/06/14/trophy-hunting-fees/ that are supposed to be used to help fund conservation efforts in the area]]. How well this works in ''practice'', however, [[CorruptPolitician depends on the government and officials involved]].
24th Feb '17 8:25:01 AM ironballs16
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* In the modern day, this trope (arguably) exists because most of those that go on safari pay enormous fees [[http://fortune.com/2016/06/14/trophy-hunting-fees/ are supposed to be used to help fund conservation efforts in the area]]. How well this works in ''practice'', however, [[CorruptPolitician depends on the government and officials involved]].
19th Feb '17 2:33:28 PM Emperor_Oshron
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*** In the novel, he's [[JerkassHasAPoint actually consistently right,]] just constantly hamstrung by Hammond. He wanted multiple gas-powered jeeps, wanted to kill and dissect one of each kind of dinosaur so they could be made safe for the tourists - a reasonable request, considering ''the dilophosauri could spit acid'', and requested a large amount of high-caliber weaponry. He got two gas-powered jeeps (the rest were electric), one of which Nedry stole, and was denied the weaponry that might have saved lives on the island because Hammond wouldn't allow him anything that might damage his precious dinos. Luckily, [[spoiler: he's a total badass anyway, and [[KarmicDeath Hammond gets eaten by a bunch of Compys.]] Also, [[DeathByAdaptation unlike in the film]], he survives in the novel.]]
** Roland Tembo in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' is even closer, and has made his goal to turn over captured dinos to the BigBad in exchange for getting to hunt a bull male ''T. rex''.

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*** In the novel, he's [[JerkassHasAPoint actually consistently right,]] just constantly hamstrung by Hammond. He wanted multiple gas-powered jeeps, wanted to kill and dissect one of each kind of dinosaur so they could be made safe for the tourists - a reasonable request, considering ''the dilophosauri could spit acid'', and requested a large amount of high-caliber weaponry. He got two gas-powered jeeps (the rest were electric), one of which Nedry stole, and was denied most of the weaponry that might have saved lives on the island because Hammond wouldn't allow him anything that might damage his precious dinos.dinos; he finally convinced Hammond to let him have a rocket launcher on standby by threatening to blow the whistle on worker deaths that had already taken place before the story even begins, which were covered up as industrial accidents. Luckily, [[spoiler: he's a total badass anyway, and [[KarmicDeath Hammond gets eaten by a bunch of Compys.]] Also, [[DeathByAdaptation unlike in the film]], he survives in the novel.]]
** Roland Tembo in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' is even closer, and has made his goal to turn over captured dinos to the BigBad in exchange for getting to hunt a bull male ''T. rex''. [[spoiler: Like Muldoon in the novel, he also survives.]]
** Vic Hoskins in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' seems to fancy himself a Great White Hunter, but he's not.
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