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24th Jun '16 7:12:06 AM Imperios
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** And, of course, Scots.
15th Jun '16 6:39:03 PM Doug86
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** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.

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** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.
10th Jun '16 12:31:56 PM EDP
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* Non-American example, but [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives the Gurkhas]]. The ultimate men from the ultimate mountains.

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* Non-American example, but examples:
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[[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives the The Gurkhas]]. The ultimate men from the ultimate mountains.
** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.
7th May '16 6:18:29 PM eroock
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-->'''Del Gue''', ''Film/JeremiahJohnson''

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-->'''Del -->-- '''Del Gue''', ''Film/JeremiahJohnson''
9th Mar '16 1:24:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Singer/songwriter JonathanCoulton (who wrote "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]]") bases his image around one of these. He has a [[NiceHat coonskin cap]] and everything.
* Lots of newer indie folk artists in general lean towards this look (the male ones, at least). See Devendra Banhart, BonIver, FleetFoxes and Iron and Wine for a few examples.

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* Singer/songwriter JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton (who wrote "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]]") bases his image around one of these. He has a [[NiceHat coonskin cap]] and everything.
* Lots of newer indie folk artists in general lean towards this look (the male ones, at least). See Devendra Banhart, BonIver, FleetFoxes Music/BonIver, Music/FleetFoxes and Iron and Wine for a few examples.



* ''PunchOut'''s [[BoisterousBruiser Bear]] [[CanadaEh Hugger]] probably qualifies, but he isn't the enemy of the grizzly bear. He ''befriends'' 'em.

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* ''PunchOut'''s ''VideoGame/PunchOut'''s [[BoisterousBruiser Bear]] [[CanadaEh Hugger]] probably qualifies, but he isn't the enemy of the grizzly bear. He ''befriends'' 'em.
31st Dec '15 8:15:50 PM Prfnoff
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* The poetry of Robert W. Service features many of these. You'll probably only recognize [[http://wordinfo.info/unit/2640?letter=C The Cremation of Sam McGee]]

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* The poetry of Robert W. Service Creator/RobertWService features many of these. You'll probably only recognize [[http://wordinfo.info/unit/2640?letter=C The Cremation of Sam McGee]]


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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' with "Seymour Frishberg: Accountant of the Wild Frontier," who totes his briefcase up mountain ridges.
10th Sep '15 4:06:46 PM KevinKlawitter
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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio plays legendary mountain man UsefulNotes/HughGlass in ''Film/TheRevenant'', about how Glass was mauled by a bear, before miraculously recovering and seeking revenge on those who left him for dead.
11th Aug '15 5:19:23 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Del Gue''', ''JeremiahJohnson''

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-->'''Del Gue''', ''JeremiahJohnson''
''Film/JeremiahJohnson''



* Jeremiah from ''GrizzlyMountain'' and ''Escape From Grizzly Mountain''. In these movies, Jeremiah is actually friendly with a bear -- who he called Jack. In the latter, he helps a [[TimeTravel future boy]] rescue a bear from his abusive owners.

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* Jeremiah from ''GrizzlyMountain'' ''Film/GrizzlyMountain'' and ''Escape From Grizzly Mountain''. In these movies, Jeremiah is actually friendly with a bear -- who he called Jack. In the latter, he helps a [[TimeTravel future boy]] rescue a bear from his abusive owners.



* Brad Pitt's character in ''LegendsOfTheFall'' seems to become this at the end.
* The [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Bear Man]] from the new version of ''TrueGrit''.

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* Brad Pitt's character in ''LegendsOfTheFall'' ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' seems to become this at the end.
* The [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Bear Man]] from the new version of ''TrueGrit''.
''Film/TrueGrit''.



* Discussed in ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise''.

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* Discussed in ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise''.''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise''.
19th Jul '15 3:34:28 PM ragnarok235
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* Non-American example, but [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives the Gurkhas]]. The ultimate men from the ultimate mountains.
19th Jul '15 12:03:06 PM BattleMaster
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster wrote a series of short stories about [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Mad Amos]] Malone, a GeniusBruiser mountain man who wandered the west from Colorado to ''Hawaii'' and had a variety of supernatural adventures (fighting a Chinese dragon that was robbing stagecoaches, challenging an malevolent spirit to an insult contest, protecting an IndianBurialGround from railroad developers, etc) with his CoolHorse, Worthless (1/4 Clydesdale, 1/4 Arabian, 1/4 Mustang, 1/4 Unicorn).
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