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18th Mar '16 11:08:48 AM Captain_Barbarossa
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* The Viking team from ''VideoGame/PiratesVikingsAndKnights'' manages to [[AvertedTrope avert]] the horned helmets, but otherwise, they meet all the requirements for stereotypical Vikings.
12th Mar '16 2:26:03 AM SLOOGOVS
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* Literature/Ranger's Apprentice: the Skandians.

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* Literature/Ranger's Apprentice: [[Literature/RangersApprentice Ranger's Apprentice]]: the Skandians.
22nd Feb '16 2:09:09 AM PaulA
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** In the Rudolf Nureyev episode, Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob dress as Vikings and sing a love duet from an opera by [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner]] (that is, it's announced as being from [[Music/GiuseppeVerdi Giuseppe]] [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner's]] ''[[Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville The Barber of]] Die Fledermaus'', but actually it's from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'').

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** In the Rudolf Nureyev episode, Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob dress as Vikings and sing a love duet from an opera by [[Creator/RichardWagner [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner]] (that is, it's announced as being from [[Music/GiuseppeVerdi Giuseppe]] [[Creator/RichardWagner [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner's]] ''[[Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville The Barber of]] Die Fledermaus'', Theatre/DieFledermaus'', but actually it's from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'').
9th Feb '16 5:13:12 AM mrnickname
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* Averted in Series/HemTillMidgård. The show is [[RuleOfFunny mostly silly]] and [[AnachronismStew plays fast and loose with the historical facts]], but the horns are completely absent.

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* Averted in Series/HemTillMidgård.Series/HemTillMidgard. The show is [[RuleOfFunny mostly silly]] and [[AnachronismStew plays fast and loose with the historical facts]], but the horns are completely absent.
28th Jan '16 2:05:03 AM mrnickname
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* Averted in Series/HemTillMidgård. The show is [[RuleOfFunny mostly silly]] and [[AnachronismStew plays fast and loose with the historical facts]], but the horns are completely absent.
21st Jan '16 4:02:01 PM Morgenthaler
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** Possibly justified for once, as these ''particular'' Vikings fight dragons, not other humans. Wearing spiky things on your head is probably good protection against getting said head bitten off.
28th Dec '15 11:52:28 PM LordGro
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Vikings in fiction tend to feature elements of TheBerserker and {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, are seldom seen without those spiffy [[HollywoodHistory horned helmets]] and are sometimes adorned with PeltsOfTheBarbarian. Vikings are always quite hairy, with long beards and longer BraidsOfBarbarism flying in the ocean breeze. Being Nordic, most of them are blonde or red-headed, but black-haired Vikings are as common as they were in real life. Expect them to approach aboard intimidating, monster-headed longships, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen fierce men aboard fearsome boats]].

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Vikings in fiction tend to feature elements of TheBerserker and {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, ProudWarriorRaceGuy, are seldom seen without those spiffy [[HollywoodHistory horned helmets]] and are sometimes adorned with PeltsOfTheBarbarian. Vikings are always quite hairy, with long beards and longer BraidsOfBarbarism flying in the ocean breeze. Being Nordic, most of them are blonde or red-headed, but black-haired Vikings are as common as they were in real life. Expect them to approach aboard intimidating, monster-headed longships, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen fierce men aboard fearsome boats]].
28th Dec '15 11:51:07 PM LordGro
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'''''Our only goal will be the distant shore!'''"''

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'''''Our ''Our only goal will be the distant shore!'''"''shore!"''
28th Dec '15 4:39:31 PM MinisterOfSinister
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''Valhalla, I am coming!"''\\

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''Valhalla, ''[='Valhalla, I am coming!"''\\coming!'=]''\\



''Our only goal will be the distant shore!"''

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''Our '''''Our only goal will be the distant shore!"''shore!'''"''



The more [[GrimUpNorth Northern, cold-climate]] cousins of the {{Pirate}}, native to DarkAgeEurope, who spend a lot of their time cruising in their dragon-headed longships, [[RapePillageAndBurn pillaging and burning]] any hapless peasant villages that happen to get in their way.

Vikings in fiction tend to incorporate elements of TheBerserker and ProudWarriorRaceGuy, and always wear those spiffy [[HollywoodHistory horned helmets]], sometimes adorned with PeltsOfTheBarbarian. Vikings are always quite hairy, with long beards and longer BraidsOfBarbarism flying in the ocean breeze. Being Nordic, most of them are blonde or red-headed, but black-haired Vikings are as common as they were in real life. Expect them to approach aboard intimidating, monster-headed longships, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen fierce men aboard fearsome boats]].

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The more [[GrimUpNorth Northern, cold-climate]] cousins of the {{Pirate}}, native to DarkAgeEurope, who spend a lot of their time cruising in their dragon-headed longships, {{Cool Boat}}s, [[RapePillageAndBurn pillaging and burning]] any hapless peasant villages that happen to get in their way.

Vikings in fiction tend to incorporate feature elements of TheBerserker and ProudWarriorRaceGuy, and always wear {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, are seldom seen without those spiffy [[HollywoodHistory horned helmets]], helmets]] and are sometimes adorned with PeltsOfTheBarbarian. Vikings are always quite hairy, with long beards and longer BraidsOfBarbarism flying in the ocean breeze. Being Nordic, most of them are blonde or red-headed, but black-haired Vikings are as common as they were in real life. Expect them to approach aboard intimidating, monster-headed longships, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen fierce men aboard fearsome boats]].
22nd Dec '15 8:22:17 AM AgProv
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The trope name is a pun on Vikings' reputation for [[RapePillageAndBurn raping and pillaging]], and [[StockCostumeTraits the horned helmets]] [[TheCoconutEffect that they never actually wore]]. The horned helmet stereotype started with the Romans, who attributed such helmets indiscriminately to all kinds of Northern barbarians; later this was reinforced by some archeologists digging up a Viking helmet near a couple of drinking horns and assuming that they had once been one piece. Such helmets were not only impractical, they would actually be ''dangerous'' if worn in combat (a helmet with such a feature could be grabbed by an enemy who could pull the wearer off-balance. Worse yet, an overhand blow to the head could snag on the joint between the helmet and the horn, greatly increasing the chance that the blow would bite deep.) Horned helmets may be replaced by the (equally unhistorical) winged helmets, especially when the work wants to present the Vikings as [[NobleSavage noble]] rather than barbaric.

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The trope name is a pun on Vikings' reputation for [[RapePillageAndBurn raping and pillaging]], and [[StockCostumeTraits the horned helmets]] [[TheCoconutEffect that they never actually wore]]. The horned helmet stereotype started with the Romans, who attributed such helmets indiscriminately to all kinds of Northern barbarians; later this was reinforced by some archeologists digging up a Viking helmet near a couple of drinking horns and assuming that they had once been one piece. Such helmets were not only impractical, they would actually be ''dangerous'' if worn in combat (a helmet with such a feature could be grabbed by an enemy who could pull the wearer off-balance. Worse yet, an overhand blow to the head could snag on the joint between the helmet and the horn, greatly increasing the chance that the blow would bite deep.) Horned helmets may be replaced by the (equally unhistorical) [[SymbolicWings winged helmets, helmets]], especially when the work wants to present the Vikings as [[NobleSavage noble]] rather than barbaric.
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