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23rd Sep '17 1:38:28 AM AbsoluteSword
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Though the narrative is driven by technology and is set TwentyMinuteIntoTheFuture, in NextSundayAD, at its heart ''Sword Art Online'' is ''still'' fundamentally a fantasy of heroic warriors (and later, wizards) crusading across mythical lands, fighting for justice, honor and making the world a better place with swords and spells in their hands, courage and love in their hearts.

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Though the narrative is driven by technology and is set TwentyMinuteIntoTheFuture, in NextSundayAD, at its heart ''Sword Art Online'' is ''still'' fundamentally a fantasy of heroic warriors (and later, wizards) crusading across mythical lands, fighting for justice, honor and making the world a better place with swords and spells in their hands, courage and love in their hearts.
23rd Sep '17 1:37:57 AM AbsoluteSword
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Though ostensibly a Sci-Fi story about surviving being trapped inside an online fantasy RPG, the warrior virtues of courage, kindness, love, honor and hope that allow the growth of the protagonsits' humanities is undeniably belongs to the Heroic Fantasy Genre.

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Though ostensibly the narrative is driven by technology and is set TwentyMinuteIntoTheFuture, in NextSundayAD, at its heart ''Sword Art Online'' is ''still'' fundamentally a Sci-Fi story about surviving being trapped inside an online fantasy RPG, the warrior virtues of courage, kindness, love, heroic warriors (and later, wizards) crusading across mythical lands, fighting for justice, honor and hope that allow making the growth of the protagonsits' humanities is undeniably belongs to the Heroic Fantasy Genre.world a better place with swords and spells in their hands, courage and love in their hearts.
22nd Sep '17 11:00:04 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TalionRevenant'': The book's genre. It centers around Nolan's quest to stop a bandit leader, and later protect a king.
18th Sep '17 3:05:41 AM Doug86
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The [[UrExample first story of this type]] is often considered to by Creator/LordDunsany's "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth" from 1908, but it is 1929's "[[Literature/{{Kull}} The Shadow Kingdom]]" by Creator/RobertEHoward that is responsible for [[TropeMaker kick-starting the genre proper]]. Howard himself would later go on to [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre with his Literature/ConanTheBarbarian tales.

Heavily influenced by TheHerosJourney, the [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian]] cycle, the Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stories and movies, the game ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and classical myth.

Sometimes set in a world that looks [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy an awful lot like medieval Europe]], although it can range all the way back to a "forgotten prehistory" such as in ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'', or even the "classical" period (ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, etc.), as found in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' (this variant is sometimes called "SwordAndSandal" and more burly versions are called "ThudAndBlunder"). May involve {{Mythopoeia}}.

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The [[UrExample first story of this type]] is often considered to by Creator/LordDunsany's "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth" from 1908, but it is 1929's "[[Literature/{{Kull}} The Shadow Kingdom]]" by Creator/RobertEHoward that is responsible for [[TropeMaker kick-starting the genre proper]]. Howard himself would later go on to [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre with his Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian tales.

Heavily influenced by TheHerosJourney, the [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian]] cycle, the Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories and movies, the game ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and classical myth.

Sometimes set in a world that looks [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy an awful lot like medieval Europe]], although it can range all the way back to a "forgotten prehistory" such as in ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', or even the "classical" period (ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, etc.), as found in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' (this variant is sometimes called "SwordAndSandal" and more burly versions are called "ThudAndBlunder"). May involve {{Mythopoeia}}.



* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Literature/{{Kull}}'' and ''Literature/BranMakMorn''. To a large extent Howard invented the modern incarnation of this trope.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Literature/{{Kull}}'' and ''Literature/BranMakMorn''. To a large extent Howard invented the modern incarnation of this trope.



** The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting specifically aims to emulate old pulp stories and is heavily influenced by ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', as well as Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.

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** The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting specifically aims to emulate old pulp stories and is heavily influenced by ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', as well as Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
26th Aug '17 3:11:24 PM sgamer82
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' is an [[AffectionateParody affectionate and very gentle parody]] of this genre. The novel it was based on was darker and more of a deconstruction. Just like with ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', the heroes' goals are taken just (or almost) as seriously as they would be in a straight heroic fantasy.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' is an [[AffectionateParody affectionate and very gentle parody]] of this genre. The novel it was based on was darker and more of a deconstruction. Just like with ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', the heroes' goals are taken just (or almost) as seriously as they would be in a straight heroic fantasy.
26th Aug '17 3:09:49 PM sgamer82
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' is an [[AffectionateParody affectionate and very gentle parody]] of this genre. The novel it was based on was darker and more of a deconstruction. Just like with ''Film/Shrek'', the heroes' goals are taken just (or almost) as seriously as they would be in a straight heroic fantasy.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' is an [[AffectionateParody affectionate and very gentle parody]] of this genre. The novel it was based on was darker and more of a deconstruction. Just like with ''Film/Shrek'', ''Film/{{Shrek}}'', the heroes' goals are taken just (or almost) as seriously as they would be in a straight heroic fantasy.
6th Aug '17 9:57:23 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheBarbarians''
1st Aug '17 2:15:27 AM Dravencour
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' early on in the series.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' early on in the series.series, before its GenreShift to high-powered SpaceOpera.
11th Jul '17 1:32:39 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/BloodOfBeasts''.


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* ''Film/WizardsOfTheDemonSword''.
1st Jul '17 12:23:14 AM AbsoluteSword
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Though ostensibly a Sci-Fi story about surviving being trapped inside an online fantasy RPG, the warrior virtues of courage, kindness, love, honor and hope that allow the growth of the protagonsits' humanities is undeniably belongs to the Heroic Fantasy Genre.
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