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16th Dec '17 7:44:18 AM DemoDemon
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** Specifically, the mythical bird called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turul "turul"]] has long been a symbol of Hungary. It is theorized to be based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saker_falcon saker falcon,]] but in almost all of its modern depictions it appears as [[http://pctrs.network.hu/clubpicture/2/9/5/_/turul_295699_88123.jpg a massive, hulking eagle-like bird,]] usually with a sword in its talons.
7th Dec '17 2:28:35 PM Carliro
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' the Turians are a [[BirdPeople bird-like]] alien race [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3oypQkMsFE based on eagles]], whose shtick is being highly lawful SpaceRomans. Not necessarily good, though, with many being LawfulStupid or LawfulEvil.
7th Dec '17 2:27:53 PM Carliro
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' the Turians are a [[BirdPeople bird-like]] alien race [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3oypQkMsFE based on eagles]], whose shtick is being highly lawful SpaceRomans. Not necessarily good, though, with many being LawfulStupid or LawfulEvil.
7th Dec '17 12:38:25 PM Starshock
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* Music/{{Sabaton}} often uses the eagle to represent Nazi Germany,
** In “Inmate 4859”, the lyrics sung by the backing choir include the phrase “White eagle”, a reference to the white eagle used as a symbol of Poland.


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* A white eagle is often used as a nationalist symbol of Poland.
5th Dec '17 11:27:05 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The DeathWorld that is ''Literature/GreenAntarctica'' has the Antarctic Teratorn. These birds are fully adapted to hunting and scavenging in the harsh landscape. They've maintained their large size (a 25-foot wingspan), have serrated beaks that act as both ice picks and saws, a prehensile tongue, and can even regurgitate their stomach acid both to digest food and attack prey.
5th Dec '17 11:25:31 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The DeathWorld that is ''Literature/GreenAntarctica'' has the Antarctic Teratorn. These birds are fully adapted to hunting and scavenging in the harsh landscape. They've maintained their large size (a 25-foot wingspan), have serrated beaks that act as both ice picks and saws, a prehensile tongue, and can even regurgitate their stomach acid both to digest food and attack prey.
15th Nov '17 1:24:44 AM morane
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* Subverted by painting ''Hyökkäys'' ([[https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hy%C3%B6kk%C3%A4ys The Assault]]) by Finnish artist Edvard Isto. The two-headed eagle has attacked Maiden Finland, attempting to wrench the Book of Law off her hands. The painting was made in protest of Czar bypassing both the Finnish and Russian laws and stating illicit ukases on Russification policy in Finland.
15th Nov '17 1:19:42 AM morane
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** As would its stablemate, General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
12th Nov '17 7:35:35 AM Quanyails
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' : Both the Romulans and [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons]] in have warships referred to as Birds of Prey. The Klingon one is pretty small but the Romulan one is massive. The Romulans are also associated with eagles, likely due to the parallels with the Roman Empire.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' : ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Both the Romulans and [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons]] in have warships referred to as Birds of Prey. The Klingon one is pretty small but the Romulan one is massive. The Romulans are also associated with eagles, likely due to the parallels with the Roman Empire.
2nd Nov '17 12:54:58 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Art/TheApotheosisOfWashington'', a fierce eagle accompanies Lady Freedom in deposing the regal representation of Tyranny for the sake of their almighty god, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.
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