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31st Jan '17 8:05:18 PM Mhazard
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII''. The Northern Warrior set has a historically accurate Viking helmet without horns, while the Millwood Knight set has a horned helmet adorned with deer antlers believed to be from the blessed beast of the Ethereal Oak.
19th Jan '17 1:48:16 AM jormis29
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* The LostWorld film ''Island at the Top of the World'' features explorers finding a lost Viking city in the Arctic. Oddly enough, horned helmets is pretty much the only cliche they ''didn't'' use.

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* The LostWorld film ''Island at the Top of the World'' ''Film/TheIslandAtTheTopOfTheWorld'' features explorers finding a lost Viking city in the Arctic. Oddly enough, horned helmets is pretty much the only cliche they ''didn't'' use.
7th Jan '17 2:44:43 PM shokoshu
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* Creator/DaveAllen has a sketch which wouldn't be half as funny (if you're into PC, it still is half as funny because it's zero funny anyway then) without horns. Cliche vikings storm a village with the standard "Rape and pillage" cry...until they meet [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe the town hag]]. The chiefs horns [[FreudWasRight rotate down]] and he orders to just to pillage.
7th Jan '17 2:35:23 PM shokoshu
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* German "bummfilm" company is not too sure about this trope. In "Mara und der Feuerbringer" horny vikings are the BerserkButton of the professor, who knows his history and thus doesn't believe Maras wild story first. (Things are a bit more complicated as he thinks.) On the other hand, played straight with Frau(!) Ulf, a viking [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext who lives in the fridge]] of Bernd das Brot.
12th Dec '16 2:19:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The ancient Norse were also surprisingly civilized, although remembered mostly for their [[NeverLiveItDown offenses towards women and monks]] in battle. When not raiding or pillaging, their interests immediately turned to trade and colonization. Areas under the Danelaw quickly became centers of industry and cultural exchange, thanks to wide-ranging Viking vessels.\\\

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The ancient Norse were also surprisingly civilized, although remembered mostly for their [[NeverLiveItDown offenses towards women and monks]] in battle. When not raiding or pillaging, their interests immediately turned to trade [[IntrepidMerchant trade]] and colonization.[[BoldExplorer colonization]]. Areas under the Danelaw quickly became centers of industry and cultural exchange, thanks to wide-ranging Viking vessels.\\\
7th Dec '16 11:54:13 PM BattleMaster
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* Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} have horns on their helmets in robot mode, therefore giving them a Viking-like appearance.

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* Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} have horns on their helmets in robot mode, therefore giving them a Viking-like appearance. G1 Bumblebee and Cliffjumper are two of the most famous examples.
7th Dec '16 11:47:38 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has the Avvar, who live to the south of Ferelden in the Frostback Mountains. Since they live inland, they don't have the whole sailing around in longboats thing going but they do wear horned helmets and run around raiding and pillaging. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' features them as enemies and includes a OneSceneWonder [[ItMakesSenseInContext who throws a goat at your castle]].
7th Dec '16 11:39:04 PM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has an entire village of Vikings fighting dragons instead of pillaging, while the main character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin trains a dragon]]. The main character gets a helmet [[spoiler:made out of the breastplate of his MissingMom. His dad has the other half]]. Also, all the adult Vikings speak with a [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Scottish accent]], while all children speak with an [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American one]]. This is done intentionally, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has an entire village of Vikings fighting dragons instead of pillaging, while the main character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin trains a dragon]]. The main character gets a helmet [[spoiler:made out of the breastplate of his MissingMom. His dad has the other half]]. Also, all the adult Vikings speak with a [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Scottish accent]], while all children speak with an [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American one]]. This is done intentionally, though. The horned helmets might be justified: having sharp, pointy things on your head could be a good way to keep a dragon from trying to land on it or bite it.
26th Nov '16 1:36:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** On the other hand, it also gave rise to the formation of an effective militia outside of the ties of Germanic tribes, hearkening back to the recruitment of the Roman army (though not as systematic). Previously, soldiers were either [[EliteMooks knights]] or [[TheLancer men-at-arms]], the latter of which were descended from the followers of the knight's own ancestor, a barbarian noble warrior. Both the Vikings and their victims (the smart ones, at least, like the Saxons and Franks) were willing to recruit and train tough men in a defense levy or as a larger support force. The descendants of the original Germanic warriors (AKA knights and Viking Huskarls/Jarls) were still much more effective in combat, due to the genetics, nutrition, training, and equipment that tended to come from noble descent; but, well, even a BadAss [[BodyguardingABadass needs a bodyguard]].

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** On the other hand, it also gave rise to the formation of an effective militia outside of the ties of Germanic tribes, hearkening back to the recruitment of the Roman army (though not as systematic). Previously, soldiers were either [[EliteMooks knights]] or [[TheLancer men-at-arms]], the latter of which were descended from the followers of the knight's own ancestor, a barbarian noble warrior. Both the Vikings and their victims (the smart ones, at least, like the Saxons and Franks) were willing to recruit and train tough men in a defense levy or as a larger support force. The descendants of the original Germanic warriors (AKA knights and Viking Huskarls/Jarls) were still much more effective in combat, due to the genetics, nutrition, training, and equipment that tended to come from noble descent; but, well, even a BadAss [[BodyguardingABadass even a badass needs a bodyguard]].
9th Nov '16 5:38:49 PM Gaming28
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* The Norse people enjoyed the peak of their power between the 8th and 11th centuries, in what is called the Viking Age. Real Vikings did not wear horned helmets into battle. In fact, only a single horned helmet has ever been excavated, dating several hundred years ''before'' the Viking Age, did not have cow-shaped horns, and was clearly ceremonial. At most, Viking helms often featured the distinctive "spectacle-guard" around the eyes and nose, a style common amongst the peoples in the region.\\\

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* The Norse people enjoyed the peak of their power between the 8th and 11th centuries, centuries (June 8th, 793 - 1066), in what is called the Viking Age. Real Vikings did not wear horned helmets into battle. In fact, only a single horned helmet has ever been excavated, dating several hundred years ''before'' the Viking Age, did not have cow-shaped horns, and was clearly ceremonial. At most, Viking helms often featured the distinctive "spectacle-guard" around the eyes and nose, a style common amongst the peoples in the region.\\\
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