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4th Aug '17 12:22:57 AM Laevatein
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* WWE refers to Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks, Wrestling/{{Bayley}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch as the "Four Horsewomen".
3rd Aug '17 11:50:59 PM Baconsavior
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* ''Series/TheMist'' has the Four Horsemen manifest before a priest who is testing his faith by entering the Mist. War impales him with a harpoon arrow and the four drag him away, presumably to his death.
3rd Jul '17 5:57:49 AM Andyroid
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* ''Literature/GoodOmens'', which is about the end of days, naturally features the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse (that term will be explained below), who have traded in their horses for motorcycles. The novel also has a DistaffCounterpart group of preteens called "the Them" who are the best friends of Adam, the novel's Anti-Christ. [[spoiler: one of the most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]] in the book is when the Them face off against their Horseperson counterparts using nothing but crude facsimiles of the sigils mentioned in Revelations...and ''win''.]]

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* ''Literature/GoodOmens'', which is about the end of days, naturally features the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse (that term will be explained below), who have traded in their horses for motorcycles. The novel also has a DistaffCounterpart GoodCounterpart group of preteens called "the Them" who are the best friends of Adam, the novel's Anti-Christ. [[spoiler: one of the most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]] in the book is when the Them face off against their Horseperson counterparts using nothing but crude facsimiles of the sigils mentioned in Revelations...and ''win''.]]



*** In one of his better bits, when Twoflower meets the Four Horsemen, he teaches them to play Bridge. I bet War is an overbidder...

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*** In one of his better bits, when Twoflower meets the Four Horsemen, he teaches them to play Bridge. I bet War is an overbidder...



-->'''Twoflower:''' "I don't know. Probably until [[IncrediblyLamePun the last trump]]..."

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-->'''Twoflower:''' "I don't know. Probably until [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} the last trump]]..."
3rd Jul '17 5:55:59 AM Andyroid
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** Dr. Raven Sable is the Horseman of Famine, who delights in causing different ways to make humans starve themselves to death (including making people hungry just by looking at them). To that end, he runs a global diet empire that specializes in nutritious "food" which contains absolutely zero real food content. He's also the mastermind behind nouvelle cuisine and a series of [[McJob cheap fast-food joints]] that never satisfy. His counterpart in the Them is Wensleydale, who is something of a know-it-all.
** Chalky, or Mr. White, is the Horseman of Pollution--it's revealed that Pestilence retired with the advent of penicillin, prompting Chalky to take the job. His touch can turn even the most pristine river into a stream of post-industrial sludge, and his presence automatically makes the area around him filthy. His counterpart in the Them is Brian, a chubby and somewhat cowardly boy.
** Death himself is the Final Horseman, and though he functions as their leader, he's actually probably the nicest of the four--it's implied that he's a CardCarryingVillain who, unlike the others, is a proper angel and part of the natural order of things, rather than a mere AnthropomorphicPersonification of humanity's fears. As such, he can't be defeated permanently. His counterpart in the Them is Adam himself.

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** Dr. Raven Sable is the Horseman of Famine, who delights in causing different ways to make humans starve themselves to death (including making people hungry just by looking at them). To that end, he runs a global diet empire that specializes in nutritious "food" which contains absolutely zero real food content. He's also the mastermind behind nouvelle cuisine and a series of [[McJob [[BurgerFool cheap fast-food joints]] that never satisfy. His counterpart in the Them is Wensleydale, who is something of a know-it-all.
** Chalky, or Mr. White, is the Horseman of Pollution--it's revealed that Pestilence retired with the advent of penicillin, prompting Chalky to take the job. His touch can turn even the most pristine river into a stream of post-industrial sludge, and his presence automatically makes the area around him filthy. His counterpart in the Them is Brian, a chubby and somewhat cowardly boy.
boy who's ThePigPen.
** Death himself is the Final Horseman, and though he functions as their leader, he's actually probably the nicest of the four--it's implied that he's a CardCarryingVillain PunchClockVillain who, unlike the others, is a proper angel and part of the natural order of things, rather than a mere AnthropomorphicPersonification of humanity's fears. As such, he can't be defeated permanently. His counterpart in the Them is Adam himself.



-->'''Biker:''' "'Ere, you're Hells Angels are you? What chapter you from then?"
-->'''Death:''' [[AC:Revelations. Chapter six.]]
-->'''Pollution:''' Verses two to eight.

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-->'''Biker:''' --->'''Biker:''' "'Ere, you're Hells Angels are you? What chapter you from then?"
-->'''Death:''' --->'''Death:''' [[AC:Revelations. Chapter six.]]
-->'''Pollution:''' --->'''Pollution:''' Verses two to eight.
3rd Jun '17 3:01:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Game Master}}s in ''TheNoob'' are named after the Four Horsemen (and dress in Ku-Klux-Clan like dresses). There is one strip where they are really the Horsemen of Apocalypse.

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* The {{Game Master}}s in ''TheNoob'' ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' are named after the Four Horsemen (and dress in Ku-Klux-Clan like dresses). There is one strip where they are really the Horsemen of Apocalypse.
27th May '17 10:31:01 PM DragonRanger
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* The ''Darksiders'' series features the Horsemen as the main characters. In this setting however, Famine and [[strike:Pestilence]] Conquest have been replaced by Fury and Strife. The formula so far seems to be that each Horseman stars in a game of their own, each happening concurrently with the others, before they'll presumably team up.
** ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} I'' had ''someone'' trigger the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] early, and War is blamed for it. Now he's incredibly pissed-off and hunting for those responsible.

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* The ''Darksiders'' series features the Horsemen as the main characters. In this setting however, setting, they're "Nephilim" (half-angel, half-demon) and act as enforcers for the Charred Council that [[{{God}} the Creator]] tasked with preserving the [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Heaven and Hell]] (and Man). Famine and [[strike:Pestilence]] Conquest have been replaced by renamed Fury and Strife.Strife, as the former names don't fit an action series. The formula so far seems to be that each Horseman stars in a game of their own, each happening concurrently with the others, before they'll presumably team up.
** ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} I'' had ''someone'' trigger the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] early, and the Council blames War is blamed for it. Now he's incredibly pissed-off and hunting for those responsible.



** In ''VideoGame/DarksidersIII'', Fury is dispatched to kill the SevenDeadlySins running amok.

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** In ''VideoGame/DarksidersIII'', Fury is dispatched to kill slay the SevenDeadlySins running amok.
8th May '17 8:32:16 PM DragonRanger
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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' has [[PlayerCharacter you]] play an incredibly pissed-off War in an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] gone awry. In this setting however, Famine and [[strike:Pestilence]] Conquest have been replaced by Fury and Strife.
** ''VideoGame/DarksidersII'' has you playing as Death during the events of the first game.

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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' has [[PlayerCharacter you]] play an incredibly pissed-off War in an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] gone awry. The ''Darksiders'' series features the Horsemen as the main characters. In this setting however, Famine and [[strike:Pestilence]] Conquest have been replaced by Fury and Strife.
Strife. The formula so far seems to be that each Horseman stars in a game of their own, each happening concurrently with the others, before they'll presumably team up.
** ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} I'' had ''someone'' trigger the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] early, and War is blamed for it. Now he's incredibly pissed-off and hunting for those responsible.
** ''VideoGame/DarksidersII'' has you playing as features Death during trying to fix War's supposed crime and resurrect humanity.
** In ''VideoGame/DarksidersIII'', Fury is dispatched to kill
the events of the first game.SevenDeadlySins running amok.
16th Apr '17 5:24:01 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' we had Apocalypse recruiting and then commanding the original Horsemen: Kieros/War, Autumn/Famine, Plague/Pestilence, and Angel-then-Archangel/Death.

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* Similarly, in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' we had Apocalypse recruiting and then commanding the original Horsemen: Kieros/War, Autumn/Famine, Plague/Pestilence, and Angel-then-Archangel/Death.



* Pestilence appears during an episode of ''{{Squidbillies}}'', to usher in the end of days. Amusingly, the Cuyler's aren't impressed by him, and actually mock him.

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* Pestilence appears during an episode of ''{{Squidbillies}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', to usher in the end of days. Amusingly, the Cuyler's aren't impressed by him, and actually mock him.
19th Mar '17 9:10:42 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{WCW}}, and the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA before it, had a long-running {{heel}} stable called The Four Horsemen. It was led in all its incarnations by Wrestling/RicFlair, although the name was coined by Wrestling/ArnAnderson. Of course, they were not actually depicted as the Horsemen Of The Apocalypse; the name was simply a symbolic reference. Their gang sign was holding up a hand, all four fingers on each spread apart (although, strangely, sometimes they'd hold up ''both'' hands in the 4-finger sign; with all four doing this, that of course signifies the coming of the 32 Horsemen of the Apocalypse).

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* Wrestling/{{WCW}}, and the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA before it, had a long-running {{heel}} stable called The Four Horsemen.Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen. It was led in all its incarnations by Wrestling/RicFlair, although the name was coined by Wrestling/ArnAnderson. Of course, they were not actually depicted as the Horsemen Of The Apocalypse; the name was simply a symbolic reference. Their gang sign was holding up a hand, all four fingers on each spread apart (although, strangely, sometimes they'd hold up ''both'' hands in the 4-finger sign; with all four doing this, that of course signifies the coming of the 32 Horsemen of the Apocalypse).
14th Mar '17 3:24:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The outspoken atheist intellectuals UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, Creator/ChristopherHitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are occasionally referred to as the "Four Horsemen of Atheism".

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* The outspoken atheist intellectuals UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, Creator/ChristopherHitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are occasionally referred to as the "Four Horsemen of Atheism". Since Hitchens' death due to throat cancer in 2011, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has seemingly replaced him.
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