History Main / GreatWhiteHunter

13th Aug '16 5:32:09 PM nombretomado
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* Mustrum Ridcully from ''{{Discworld}}'', though he leans more towards fishing than hunting. Keeps loaded crossbows everywhere (including his office in case anyone wants to see him) and was once tempted to shoot down a deer-horned god of the hunt (imagine the size of its rack).

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Mustrum Ridcully from ''{{Discworld}}'', Ridcully, though he leans more towards fishing than hunting. Keeps loaded crossbows everywhere (including his office in case anyone wants to see him) and was once tempted to shoot down a deer-horned god of the hunt (imagine the size of its rack).
7th Aug '16 6:35:00 PM nombretomado
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* The Explorer's Society in ''{{Deadlands}}'' even lets player characters become {{Great White Hunter}}s. Of course, our heroic [=PCs=] can do this in good conscience because the "great whites" in question almost always have a taste for human flesh ("but what doesn't these days?").

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* The Explorer's Society in ''{{Deadlands}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' even lets player characters become {{Great White Hunter}}s. Of course, our heroic [=PCs=] can do this in good conscience because the "great whites" in question almost always have a taste for human flesh ("but what doesn't these days?").
7th Aug '16 12:12:43 PM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, Paul Kirk was one of these before he adopted the superheroic identity of the Manhunter.

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, Paul Kirk was one of these before he adopted the superheroic identity of the Manhunter.
7th May '16 3:21:15 PM Tuckerscreator
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. President, adventurist, Conservationist, big-game hunter, all-American hero.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. President, adventurist, Conservationist, big-game hunter, all-American hero. That said, his hunting feat that is most remembered in history is sparing the life of a captured bear. Though he didn't do it out of any major cause for mercy, merely because killing a tied up bear felt unsportsmanlike, the act still became famous to the extent of creating the still-popular teddy bear dolls.
6th May '16 3:29:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly to the Freedom Beast example above, 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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* Similarly to the Freedom Beast example above, in 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
30th Apr '16 10:33:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In one episode, Hoggish Greedly captured animals for clients who wanted to experience hunting without the dangers real hunters face. A real hunter opposed him.

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* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In one episode, Hoggish Greedly captured animals for clients who wanted to experience hunting without the dangers real hunters face. A real hunter opposed him.
24th Mar '16 5:12:43 AM jormis29
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* Character actor James Gammon portrayed UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt this way in an episode of ''TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' set in Kenya in 1909. He kills dozens of rare animals in order to have them shipped back to America so that they can be displayed in museums, where ordinary people can come to be educated about them. Indiana eventually gets him to see the contradiction of someone who has such high regard for animals shooting so many of them.

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* Character actor James Gammon portrayed UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt this way in an episode of ''TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' set in Kenya in 1909. He kills dozens of rare animals in order to have them shipped back to America so that they can be displayed in museums, where ordinary people can come to be educated about them. Indiana eventually gets him to see the contradiction of someone who has such high regard for animals shooting so many of them.
17th Mar '16 4:55:12 AM Divra
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The Great White Hunter is something of a DeadHorseTrope. When he still appears, it will either be in a period piece or he will be leading expeditions to capture animals alive. May wear an AdventurerOutfit.

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The Great White Hunter is something of a DeadHorseTrope. When he still appears, it will either be in a period piece or he will be leading expeditions to capture animals alive.alive. His spiritual descendants the Safari Guide, Wildlife Conservationist or Game Warden may still appear unironically. May wear an AdventurerOutfit.
15th Mar '16 10:15:14 PM ifly6
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* ''Series/PennyDreadful'': Sir Malcolm gains his fame from trekking and exploring through Africa, adorns his home with some of his game, and is a total badass with his sword cane and guns. [[spoiler:Just, he isn't great his dead son, who accompanied him to prove himself, begged him to name a mountain after him. After returning, he named the Murray Mountains in the Congo after himself. Oh, and he was also ankle-deep in blood the entire time, butchering and raping his way to his objective.]] But, everyone in society treats him as a great man and he is an upstanding member of the Explorer's Club.
23rd Feb '16 10:28:07 AM Dravencour
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* Ulysses Bloodstone and (to a lesser extent) his daughter Elsa, in the MarvelUniverse, although they usually restricted their hunting to monsters.

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* Ulysses Bloodstone and (to a lesser extent) his daughter Elsa, in the MarvelUniverse, although they usually restricted their hunting to [[VampireHunter vampires]] and other monsters.
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