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21st Jun '16 12:34:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* Some of the characters in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series - notably Death and War - are based on The Horsemen.

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* Some of the characters in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series - notably Death and War - are based on The Horsemen.
9th Jun '16 5:47:28 AM QuintanaDS
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** Carmine "Red" Zuigiber, aka Scarlet, is the Horsewoman of [[LadyOfWar War]]. As her name implies, she is a FieryRedhead whose very presence can cause huge acts of violence. In the first half of the novel, she works as a war correspondent for a small newspaper, and is extremely successful because she's causing the wars in the first place. Her counterpart in the Them is Pepper, the [[SmurfettePrinciple only girl]] in the group who is equally fiery and short-tempered.

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** Carmine "Red" Zuigiber, aka Scarlet, is the Horsewoman of [[LadyOfWar War]]. As her name implies, she is a FieryRedhead whose very presence can cause huge acts of violence. In the first half of the novel, she works as a war correspondent for a small newspaper, and is extremely successful because she's causing the wars in the first place. Her counterpart in the Them is Pepper, the [[SmurfettePrinciple only girl]] in the group group, who is equally fiery and short-tempered.
6th Jun '16 10:07:11 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The song "Trojan Horses" by Music/{{Cormorant}} mention the horsemen, not to mention the WhamLine:
-->The truth is not worth hiding:
-->you are Death, and Death is you.
4th Jun '16 7:44:26 PM gewunomox
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* TheClash also did a song called "Four Horsemen".

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* TheClash Music/TheClash also did a song called "Four Horsemen".
30th May '16 9:17:25 PM jormis29
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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Men villain]] ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} appropriately has had a rotating cast of minions under the names of the Four Horsemen, whose job was to wreak havoc in his name as a way of culling the weak from the strong. Several heroes have been brainwashed into serving him; Angel becoming Death and later Archangel is the best-known example. Most of his Horsemen join him by choice, however; in that case, Apocalypse recruits each one via a DealWithTheDevil (like telling Autumn that he'd give her more attention than her neglectful parents to convince her become Famine, or offering to heal the IllBoy Abraham Kieros and then making him War). The first four introduced in the comics had three being eponymous with the Bible ones, the aforementioned Famine (an anorexic who could disintegrate organic matter and induce extreme hunger) and War ([[PersonOfMassDestruction who could create explosions]]), along with Pestilence (a PoisonousPerson formerly known as Plague); the fourth was Archangel as Death (probably because [[TheGrimReaper there is a Death in the MCU]], [[DontFearTheReaper and she's not much evil]]).

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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men villain]] ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} appropriately has had a rotating cast of minions under the names of the Four Horsemen, whose job was to wreak havoc in his name as a way of culling the weak from the strong. Several heroes have been brainwashed into serving him; Angel becoming Death and later Archangel is the best-known example. Most of his Horsemen join him by choice, however; in that case, Apocalypse recruits each one via a DealWithTheDevil (like telling Autumn that he'd give her more attention than her neglectful parents to convince her become Famine, or offering to heal the IllBoy Abraham Kieros and then making him War). The first four introduced in the comics had three being eponymous with the Bible ones, the aforementioned Famine (an anorexic who could disintegrate organic matter and induce extreme hunger) and War ([[PersonOfMassDestruction ([[HavingABlast who could create explosions]]), along with Pestilence (a PoisonousPerson formerly known as Plague); the fourth was Archangel as Death (probably because [[TheGrimReaper there is a Death in the MCU]], [[DontFearTheReaper and she's not much evil]]).



** In the main Marvel Universe, {{Wolverine}} was kidnapped by Skrulls working with Apocalypse and brainwashed, turned into Death, too. He did it gambling that he would be able to break free somehow--and also to get the adamantium Sabretooth had recently been upgraded with away from him (Magneto had ripped out Logan's skeleton years earlier; his getting adamantium-laced bones back was part of the deal to become Death). He was even sent after [[TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] in order to subdue him, so he could be War. Hulk refused, but ended up as War at another time, leaving after hurting Rick Jones by accident.
** After the M-Day event, Gambit voluntarily joined Apocalypse to become the new Death. He had been planning to play ReverseMole, but the brainwashing used to turn him proved too strong. By the time Gambit shook it off, he felt he couldn't go back to the X-Men.

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** In the main Marvel Universe, {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} was kidnapped by Skrulls working with Apocalypse and brainwashed, turned into Death, too. He did it gambling that he would be able to break free somehow--and also to get the adamantium Sabretooth had recently been upgraded with away from him (Magneto had ripped out Logan's skeleton years earlier; his getting adamantium-laced bones back was part of the deal to become Death). He was even sent after [[TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] in order to subdue him, so he could be War. Hulk refused, but ended up as War at another time, leaving after hurting Rick Jones by accident.
** After the M-Day event, Gambit ComicBook/{{Gambit}} voluntarily joined Apocalypse to become the new Death. He had been planning to play ReverseMole, but the brainwashing used to turn him proved too strong. By the time Gambit shook it off, he felt he couldn't go back to the X-Men.



* [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] recently introduced their Four Horsemen of Apokolips, tying them into Jack Kirby's New Gods mythos as primordial deities of the aforementioned evil planet, with the Horsemen themselves being mere vessels created to contain a fraction of their power.

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* [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] recently introduced their Four Horsemen of Apokolips, tying them into Jack Kirby's New Gods Creator/JackKirby's ComicBook/NewGods mythos as primordial deities of the aforementioned evil planet, with the Horsemen themselves being mere vessels created to contain a fraction of their power.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: The Fury'', they make an appearance. [[spoiler:And a timely one, as Hellboy is busy battling the creature intended to bring about Ragnarok. The four end up [[CoolVersusAwesome squaring off]] against a reincarnated KingArthur and the Knights of the Round Table.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: The Fury'', they make an appearance. [[spoiler:And a timely one, as Hellboy is busy battling the creature intended to bring about Ragnarok. The four end up [[CoolVersusAwesome squaring off]] against a reincarnated KingArthur Myth/KingArthur and the Knights of the Round Table.]]



* Brazilian comic [[MonicasGang Bug-a-Booo]] has a main character [[DontFearTheReaper Lady McDeath]], a comedic GrimReaper. In one story she has a beer with the other three horsemen, with Famine being now well-fed and War married to Peace.

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* Brazilian comic [[MonicasGang [[ComicBook/MonicasGang Bug-a-Booo]] has a main character [[DontFearTheReaper Lady McDeath]], a comedic GrimReaper. In one story she has a beer with the other three horsemen, with Famine being now well-fed and War married to Peace.
30th May '16 9:38:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the Dreamwave continuity version of ''TransformersEnergon'', Rhinox, Airazor, Cheetor and Terrorsaur got abducted by [[BigBad Unicron]] and turned into his Four Horsemen.

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* In the Dreamwave continuity version of ''TransformersEnergon'', ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'', Rhinox, Airazor, Cheetor and Terrorsaur got abducted by [[BigBad Unicron]] and turned into his Four Horsemen.
30th May '16 8:47:01 AM igordebraga
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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Men villain]] ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} appropriately has had a rotating cast of minions under the names of the Four Horsemen, whose job was to wreak havoc in his name as a way of culling the weak from the strong. Several heroes have been brainwashed into serving him; Angel becoming Death and later Archangel is the best-known example. Most of his Horsemen join him by choice, however; in that case, Apocalypse recruits each one via a DealWithTheDevil (like telling Autumn that he'd give her more attention than her neglectful parents to convince her become Famine, or offering to heal the IllBoy Abraham Kieros and then making him War).

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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Men villain]] ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} appropriately has had a rotating cast of minions under the names of the Four Horsemen, whose job was to wreak havoc in his name as a way of culling the weak from the strong. Several heroes have been brainwashed into serving him; Angel becoming Death and later Archangel is the best-known example. Most of his Horsemen join him by choice, however; in that case, Apocalypse recruits each one via a DealWithTheDevil (like telling Autumn that he'd give her more attention than her neglectful parents to convince her become Famine, or offering to heal the IllBoy Abraham Kieros and then making him War). The first four introduced in the comics had three being eponymous with the Bible ones, the aforementioned Famine (an anorexic who could disintegrate organic matter and induce extreme hunger) and War ([[PersonOfMassDestruction who could create explosions]]), along with Pestilence (a PoisonousPerson formerly known as Plague); the fourth was Archangel as Death (probably because [[TheGrimReaper there is a Death in the MCU]], [[DontFearTheReaper and she's not much evil]]).



* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' has the villain detailed in the comics folder, and implies [[BeenThereShapedHistory the Four Horsemen inspired those from the Bible]]. In the movie they are Storm (Famine), Psylocke (Pestilence) Archangel (Death - who is appropriately recruited while [[Music/{{Metallica}} "The Four Horsemen"]] plays), and Magneto (War).



* In the ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}}'' episode Hardhome, four horse-riding White Walkers appear on the hill, possibly to invoke this.

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* In the ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}}'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode Hardhome, "Hardhome", four horse-riding White Walkers appear on the hill, possibly to invoke this.



* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "Blessed Are The Dead", which is pretty ironic when you consider that Mustaine hated the fact that Metallica rewrote "Mechanix" into "The Four Horsemen" after he left the band.

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* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "Blessed Are The Dead", which is pretty ironic when you consider that Mustaine hated the fact that Metallica rewrote "Mechanix" [[BawdySong "Mechanix"]] into "The Four Horsemen" after he left the band.
21st May '16 4:15:04 PM erforce
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->-- '''Music/{{Metallica}}''', ''Four Horsemen''

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->-- -->-- '''Music/{{Metallica}}''', ''Four Horsemen''
"Four Horsemen"



* In the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} RPG, the adventure module "[=ApoKERMIS=] Now!" has the Four Frog-Riders of the Apo[[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermis]], who are meant to [[spoiler: keep the party going until the world ends. Their names are Feast (in charge of the party's snacks), Merry (in charge of the party's music and atmosphere), Cheers (in charge of any drinking going on at the party), and Dancer (in charge of the dancing).]]

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* In the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' RPG, the adventure module "[=ApoKERMIS=] Now!" has the Four Frog-Riders of the Apo[[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermis]], who are meant to [[spoiler: keep the party going until the world ends. Their names are Feast (in charge of the party's snacks), Merry (in charge of the party's music and atmosphere), Cheers (in charge of any drinking going on at the party), and Dancer (in charge of the dancing).]]
19th May '16 12:10:46 PM Azymunt
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* They are main characters in ''Webcomic/{{Apocalyptic Horseplay}}'', but the Hell no longer follows witch them - they settled down and decided to give that all "end of the world" stuff a rest. The members of the four are Pestilence, War, Famine and Death.
12th Apr '16 3:26:40 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness crossover game ''Midnight Circus'' features an equestrian act by this very name, operated by the four [=DeEquesto=] siblings; of course, since this particular game is all about a CircusOfFear, the Horsemen also hunt down anyone trying to escape from the carnival with extreme prejudice. Each of them fights with a different weapon and their own distinct style: War is a loudmouthed TinTyrant armed with a broadsword; Famine is a LeanAndMean spearfighter armed with an enchanted spear that cripples its victims with induced starvation; Sickness is a [[EvilCripple clubfooted]] horse-archer, commonly making use of Wyrm-tainted arrows that infect its victims with deadly plague; and of course, Death is a ominously quiet EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette, armed with a scythe.
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