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23rd Jun '17 11:33:13 AM gb00393
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*** Of particular note in the North is House Mormont of Bear Island. Bear Island is the ass end of nowhere to the Seven Kingdoms, located almost north of ''The North'' on a remote off-shore island, vulnerable to raids from both the Ironborn and the Wildlings. It's the northwestern corner of the known world, away from any sea lanes. On top of this, they lead a hardscrabble existence on their resource-poor island: it is heavily forested, largely untamed (albeit beautiful) wilderness filled with ''bears'', to the point that their main food source is from fishing instead of farming or hunting. Hence they are this trope.
15th Jun '17 10:42:13 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': This is partly why the [[HornyVikings Nords]] are so hardy. Skyrim is filled with dangerous predators such as wolves, bears, sabretooth cats and frostbite spiders. Giants wander the wilderness occasionally attacking settlements looking for goodies, werewolves lurk in the night-time forests, and the honoured dead are restless. If all that wasn't enough, the climate is freezing cold and unpredictable, especially in the northern holds of Winterhold and The Pale. The Atmoran ancestors of the Nords had to contend with Snow Elves and ''dragons'' on top of all that.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': This In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is partly why the ProudWarriorRace [[HornyVikings Nords]] are so hardy. Skyrim is [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou filled to the brim]] with dangerous predators such as wolves, bears, sabretooth cats cats, and frostbite spiders. Giants [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]] wander the wilderness occasionally attacking settlements looking for goodies, werewolves goodies. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] lurk in the night-time forests, and the honoured forests. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dead are restless. If all restless]]. Ancient [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] ruins dot the landscape, still full of their MechaMooks and {{Death Trap}}s. As if that wasn't enough, enough already, [[GrimUpNorth the climate is freezing cold and unpredictable, unpredictable]], especially in the northern holds of Winterhold and The Pale. The Atmoran ancestors of Even to ''claim'' Skyrim during the Nords Merethic Era, the Ancient [[{{Precursors}} proto-Nords/Atmorans]] who settled there had to contend with Snow Elves [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer (Snow Elves)]] and ''dragons'' on top Dragons; the former native to the land and the latter who maintained their base of all that.power and [[ReligionOfEvil cults]] there.
16th May '17 9:30:49 AM nombretomado
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* Barrayarans in Literature/VorkosiganSaga. After being confined on a {{Deathworld}} with no access to technology and subjected to generations of eugenic infanticide and civil wars, they are invaded by the Cetagandans who were centuries ahead of them in technology. Miles is a special example of this, as everyone considers him a "mutie" even if he is a prince, and he is driven to succeed. As Barrayar is patterned after TsaristRussia it [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong makes sense.]]

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* Barrayarans in Literature/VorkosiganSaga. After being confined on a {{Deathworld}} with no access to technology and subjected to generations of eugenic infanticide and civil wars, they are invaded by the Cetagandans who were centuries ahead of them in technology. Miles is a special example of this, as everyone considers him a "mutie" even if he is a prince, and he is driven to succeed. As Barrayar is patterned after TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia it [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong makes sense.]]
14th May '17 9:52:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' has the Zerg deliberately invoke this. They send hive clusters or entire broods to any DeathWorld they can find to force evolution upon their forces. Notable examples include Kaldir which is only ''slightly'' warmer than deep space, Char which is a volcanic planet whose only liquid seems to be an acid marsh, and Zerus where the lack of a HiveMind means [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill everything else]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has the Zerg deliberately invoke this. They send hive clusters or entire broods to any DeathWorld they can find to force evolution upon their forces. Notable examples include Kaldir which is only ''slightly'' warmer than deep space, Char which is a volcanic planet whose only liquid seems to be an acid marsh, and Zerus where the lack of a HiveMind means [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill everything else]].
1st May '17 1:34:41 PM LentilSandEater
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* Finns, living in the Arctic in some of the most beautiful and most rigorous terrain in the world. It was no accident that the Russians and Swedes preferred other people to pick on.
** It wasn't an accident- it was [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Simo Häyhä.]]

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* Finns, living in the Arctic in some of the most beautiful and most rigorous terrain in the world. It was no accident that the Russians and Swedes preferred other people to pick on.
** It wasn't an accident- it was
on. See [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Simo Häyhä.]]
16th Apr '17 9:52:01 AM Nazetrime
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** Sigrun, the Norwegian member of the team whose profession is PlaguerZombie hunter, considers salvaging for books in a ForbiddenZone riden with said {{Plague Zombie}}s while officially guarding scholars doing research a vacation. She also considers that Emil and Lalli are competent merely from not dying on their first mission and has acquired a hatred of backtracking due to having consistently gotten ambused while doing it.
** Lalli, one of the Finns of the crew, is known to have made one mistake prior to Chapter 8, and that mistake caused fellow soldiers from his military base to die. The argument that he's not the only person making mistakes didn't work on his older cousin, as their grandmother making a mistake that had dire consequences was the reason they moved from their old home to their military base when Lalli was only eight year old. In the present day, Lalli's mindset includes a ''very, very'' big stigma against making mistakes.

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** Sigrun, the Norwegian member of the team whose profession is PlaguerZombie PlagueZombie hunter, considers salvaging for books in a ForbiddenZone riden with said {{Plague Zombie}}s while officially guarding scholars doing research a vacation. She also considers that Emil and Lalli are competent merely from not dying on their first mission and has acquired a hatred of backtracking due to having consistently gotten ambused while doing it.
** Lalli, one of the Finns of the crew, is known to have made one mistake prior to Chapter 8, and that mistake caused fellow soldiers from his military base to die. The argument that he's not the only person making mistakes didn't work on his older cousin, as their grandmother making a mistake that had dire consequences was the reason they moved from their old home to their military base when Lalli was only eight year years old. In the present day, Lalli's mindset includes a ''very, very'' big stigma against making mistakes.
10th Mar '17 9:24:44 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': AfterTheEnd Norway and Finland both seem to have become this.
** Sigrun, the Norwegian member of the team whose profession is PlaguerZombie hunter, considers salvaging for books in a ForbiddenZone riden with said {{Plague Zombie}}s while officially guarding scholars doing research a vacation. She also considers that Emil and Lalli are competent merely from not dying on their first mission and has acquired a hatred of backtracking due to having consistently gotten ambused while doing it.
** Lalli, one of the Finns of the crew, is known to have made one mistake prior to Chapter 8, and that mistake caused fellow soldiers from his military base to die. The argument that he's not the only person making mistakes didn't work on his older cousin, as their grandmother making a mistake that had dire consequences was the reason they moved from their old home to their military base when Lalli was only eight year old. In the present day, Lalli's mindset includes a ''very, very'' big stigma against making mistakes.
9th Mar '17 12:00:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': In response to Sophie saying she wants to "cure aggression", Callum says that aggression helped keep him alive. This is not hyperbole; he was fake executed for the self-defense murder of a pimp.

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25th Jan '17 2:10:28 PM MadCat221
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* In the early days of the United States Navy, the entirety of their dedicated warship fleet were six heavy gun frigates. Because of the nascent nation's limited means, these six warships were designed to outgun anything of comparable size and outrun anything that outclasses it. The famous U.S.S. ''Constitution'' was one of these, and the "outrun" aspect is attested by their ability to run British blockades during the War of 1812, and the "Outgun" portion most exemplified by the famous U.S.S ''Constitution'' versus H.M.S. ''Guerriere'' naval battle. Today, the ''Constitution'' is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat[[note]]The Royal Navy's H.M.S. ''Victory'' is older, but she is permanently drydocked[[/note]], serving as a "Ship of State" for the US Navy.

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* In the early days of the United States Navy, the entirety of their dedicated warship fleet were six heavy gun frigates. Because of the nascent nation's limited means, these six warships were designed to outgun anything of comparable size and outrun anything that outclasses it. The famous U.S.S. ''Constitution'' was one of these, and the "outrun" aspect is attested by their ability to run British blockades during the War of 1812, and the "Outgun" portion most exemplified by the famous U.S.S ''Constitution'' versus H.M.S. ''Guerriere'' naval battle. During the Barbary invasion ("The Shores of Tripoli" in the USMC Hymn) carried out because the US Government deemed coming to blows with the Barbary Pirates was less onerous than paying their tributes and ransoms, Ol' Ironsides was the main offshore bombardment asset in play. Today, the ''Constitution'' is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat[[note]]The Royal Navy's H.M.S. ''Victory'' is older, but she is permanently drydocked[[/note]], serving as a "Ship of State" for the US Navy.
23rd Jan '17 12:40:25 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Northmen are of this opinion about their homeland. By the same token, the wildlings beyond the Wall see even the northmen as soft, pampered southerners.
** The ironborn have a cultural superiority complex based on this: "Hard places breed hard men, and hard men rule the world."
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