History Main / HornyVikings

20th May '17 5:04:55 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' of course, though none of the vikings wear horned helmets. The fact that no living viking has been recorded to wear one is perhaps a testament to VinlandSaga's more realistic depiction of vikings than most other works-see Real Life below.

to:

* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' of course, though none of the vikings wear horned helmets. The fact that no living viking has been recorded to wear one is perhaps a testament to VinlandSaga's ''Vinland Saga'''s more realistic depiction of vikings than most other works-see Real Life below.
10th May '17 10:49:51 AM BeerBaron
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Nords, as you could guess from the name, were the Viking [[{{Expy}} expies]] of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series. Sailors, fighters, berkserkers, drinkers, rapists and raiders, all (though not necessarily in that order). If you took the TES Orcs and made them corn-fed Caucasians, you'd have the Nords. Indeed both groups get along well, when they aren't raiding each other.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes place in the titular Nords' homeland. The [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] featured on the publicity photos is a Nord dressed in furs and wearing a iron helmet with horns pointing downwards. And at one point, the protagonist even [[spoiler: journeys into Sovngarde, the Nordic version of [[Myth/NorseMythology Valhalla]]]].
** However ''Skyrim'' is a deconstruction of the image of Nords being nothing more than lawless thugs, the common view of most in Tamriel. Instead, the Nords are shown to be a thoroughly civilized, proud warrior race with a strong bardic element, who greatly value honour, family and tradition. Those who engage in murder, rape and pillaging are simply the criminal elements on the fringes of their society, and are actively loathed by their kinsmen for giving Nords a bad name to outsiders.

to:

* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
**
The Nords, as you could guess a brawny race of Men with a [[ProudWarriorRace Proud Warrior Culture]] who hail from the name, were [[GrimUpNorth frigid northern province of Skyrim]], are the Viking [[{{Expy}} expies]] of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series. Sailors, fighters, berkserkers, drinkers, rapists the ''ES'' universe. However, much like the real life Vikings, they [[SubvertedTrope Subvert]] and raiders, all (though not necessarily in that order). If you took {{Deconstruct}} this trope as often as they Play It Straight. To note:
*** To
the TES Orcs and made them corn-fed Caucasians, you'd other races of Tamriel, ''especially'' the races of [[OurElvesAreDifferent Mer (Elves)]] who have warred with the Nords. Indeed both groups Nords since time immemorial, the Nords play the trope entirely straight. They are viewed as uncultured, often drunken, brute-strength warriors who [[DoesNotLikeMagic Do Not Like Magic]] and gleefully RapePillageAndBurn whenever they get along well, the chance. It is not unheard of for the Nords to play up this image when dealing with other races for the sake of intimidation. Additionally, the Nords themselves have BloodKnight tendencies, will put HonorBeforeReason, and seek to enter [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde (a Valhalla expy)]] when they aren't raiding each other.
**
die. [[BarbarianHero Aesthetically]], the Nords also play this trope straight, complete with the famous Viking horned helmets present in various fashions.
*** Despite this, the Nords also Downplay, Subvert, and Deconstruct the trope with elements of their culture.
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes place in the titular Nords' homeland. The [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] featured on the publicity photos is a Nord dressed in furs and wearing a iron helmet particular, with horns pointing downwards. And at one point, the protagonist even [[spoiler: journeys into Sovngarde, it being set in the Nordic version of [[Myth/NorseMythology Valhalla]]]].
** However ''Skyrim''
homeland, is a deconstruction of the image of Nords being nothing more than lawless thugs, the common view of most in Tamriel. Instead, quite dedicated to showing that the Nords are shown do not play this trope straight. It shows them to be a thoroughly civilized, proud warrior race civilized ProudWarriorRace with great [[RealMenLoveJesus reverence for their gods]] (and is in fact the catalyst for the game's civil war), who have a strong [[WarriorPoet bardic element, who greatly value honour, family element]] with feasting, family, and tradition. tradition just as important to their culture as fighting. Those Nords who engage in murder, rape and pillaging do play the trope straight are simply the shown to be criminal elements on the fringes of their society, society and [[StopBeingStereotypical are actively loathed by their kinsmen kinsmen]] for giving Nords a bad name to outsiders.outsiders.
** In the backstory, the Nedes ([[{{Precursors}} ancestors]] to most of the modern races of Men) are said to be this. Or, at least, that is the claim made by the Septim Empire's propaganda. Other sources state that they probably weren't from Atmora (where the ancestors of the Nords are said to hail from), instead being one of Tamriel's many indigenous human tribes. Additionally, from the elements of their culture we get to see from various sources, they were closer to pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures along with elements of the early Chinese Empire. (These elements survived in their Nibenese Imperial descendants at least until the 3rd Era.) The whole bit about them being classic "Horny Vikings" like the Nords is believed to be BlatantLies designed to make the mighty Nords more accepting of the Cyrodiilic Empire.
5th May '17 9:19:03 PM StarSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Death metal band Music/AmonAmarth, despite taking their name from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a viking themed band. Not that Lord of the Rings wasn't itself quite inspired by Norse Mythology.

to:

** Death metal band Music/AmonAmarth, despite taking their name from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a viking themed band. Not that Lord of the Rings wasn't itself quite inspired by Norse Mythology. They have a song on the ''Jomsviking'' album titled "Raise Your Horns", but it refers to ''drinking'' horns ([[HeavyMeta and the "horns" gesture in heavy metal fandom]]).
20th Apr '17 9:11:52 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** That being said, the filmmakers acknowledged that Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets. They were portrayed this way, because that's what [[CoconutEffect people expect]] and it made them [[RuleOfScary scary]] looking.

to:

** That being said, the filmmakers acknowledged that Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets. They were portrayed this way, because that's what [[CoconutEffect [[TheCoconutEffect people expect]] and it made them [[RuleOfScary scary]] looking.
20th Apr '17 9:10:23 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** That being said, the filmmakers acknowledged that Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets. They were portrayed this way, because that's what [[RealityIsUnrealistic people expect]] and it made them [[RuleOfScary scary]] looking.

to:

** That being said, the filmmakers acknowledged that Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets. They were portrayed this way, because that's what [[RealityIsUnrealistic [[CoconutEffect people expect]] and it made them [[RuleOfScary scary]] looking.
31st Mar '17 6:29:02 PM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Norse people enjoyed the peak of their power between the 8th and 11th 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.\\\

to:

* The Norse people enjoyed the peak of their power between the 8th and 11th centuries (June 8th, 793 - 1066), in what is called the Viking Age.UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge. 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.\\\
19th Mar '17 10:45:58 AM Edrobot
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Also, Spongebob briefly wore one of these helmets himself, in honor of "Lief Erikson Day" [[AluminumChristmasTrees (which is a real day, belive it or not)]].
19th Mar '17 10:42:03 AM Edrobot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'': For some reason, the games often call the Scandinavian civ "The Vikings", even though not all Scandinavians actually went out on ships and raided hapless peasant villages. ''Civilization V'' goes more realistic by featuring Denmark as a viking civilisation (though with one industrial-era unique unit) and Sweden as a Reneissance/Industrial warfare juggernaut with no viking elements at all.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'': For some reason, the games often call the Scandinavian civ "The Vikings", even though not all Scandinavians actually went out on ships and raided hapless peasant villages.villages (and in fact they actually specialize in trade in Civ IV). ''Civilization V'' goes more realistic by featuring Denmark as a viking civilisation (though with one industrial-era unique unit) and Sweden as a Reneissance/Industrial warfare juggernaut with no viking elements at all.
17th Mar '17 2:54:50 PM Drake1703
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[IThoughtItMeant No not that kind. Get your head out of the gutter.]]

to:

[[IThoughtItMeant No No, not that kind. Get your head out of the gutter.]]
10th Mar '17 10:13:33 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The people in the Iron Islands, the ironborn, are less like this than in the books, but they still bear more than a passing similarity. They are the smallest and among the least-populous of the regions of Westeros, but the naval skills of their population are unmatched and they enjoy great mobility due to their ships. They have a unique culture centered on maritime raiding and pillaging other peoples.
This list shows the last 10 events of 342. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HornyVikings