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23rd May '18 8:41:27 PM Benthelame
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* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderman'' has an example in the form of Ka-zar. He is a resident of Savage Land who speaks in broken English considers himself brothers with a sabertooth tiger and is pretty much the only thing in the setting that won't outright try to kill you. Bonus points for fitting the MightyWhitey trope as well...
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' gives us Rick Spartan who spends his time exploring jungles alongside his wife and "Kachinga" In reality, Kachinga is an Oxford Student named Charles Wheatlesby but Rick pays him handsomely to feed his ridiculous fantasy and speaks to him in altered English as well as makes him carry a spear at all times. Despite this, Charles stopped short of wearing stereotypical "Savage" attire and the two argue about it.
13th May '18 4:03:36 PM ANTMuddle
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OlderThanFeudalism -- Tacitus wrote of the noble Germanic and Caledonian tribes to contrast with his view of Roman society as decadent and corrupt, and even [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade wrote eloquent Roman-style speeches about liberty and honor for "his versions" of Calgacus and Arminius]]. The trope has gone in and out of fashion over time, usually contrasting a decadent distrustful "city life" that a thinker feels has tarnished the essentially good nature of humanity. At different times, and in different hands, it has appeared in two main forms. One is that the life is strenuous and therefore the savage is nobly brave, hard-working, and honorable. The other is that the savage is not {{greed}}y and does not have a taste for luxury and is content when he has what he actually ''needs'', and so the life is easy and pleasant, without all the striving after more. In the USA, the Noble Savage came into style in the mid-1800s, about the time a lot of Western states/territories got their names. This left many geographical features with names of [[ShownTheirWork Indian]] (or at least [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Indian-sounding]]) extraction.

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OlderThanFeudalism -- Tacitus wrote of the noble Germanic and Caledonian tribes to contrast with his view of Roman society as decadent and corrupt, and even [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade wrote eloquent Roman-style speeches about liberty and honor for "his versions" of Calgacus and Arminius]]. The trope has gone in and out of fashion over time, usually contrasting a decadent distrustful "city life" that a thinker feels has tarnished the essentially good nature of humanity. At different times, and in different hands, it has appeared in two main forms. One is that the life is strenuous and therefore the savage is nobly brave, hard-working, and honorable. honorable, though not by any means perfect. The other is that the savage is not {{greed}}y and does not have a taste for luxury and is content when he has what he actually ''needs'', and so the life is ultimately easy and pleasant, without all the striving after more. more. (Still, [[BewareTheNiceOnes do not get on their bad side.]]) In the USA, the Noble Savage came into style in the mid-1800s, about the time a lot of Western states/territories got their names. This left many geographical features with names of [[ShownTheirWork Indian]] (or at least [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Indian-sounding]]) extraction.
6th May '18 9:12:16 PM Ninamarie124
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5th Apr '18 6:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* Leela from ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho''.

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* Leela from ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''.
4th Feb '18 12:11:52 AM Fireblood
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* The Drúedain in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are depicted as a NobleSavage race. Their relationship with the other peoples is depicted as difficult at best, though. The Rohirrim used to hunt them like animals, and they responded by shooting anybody entering to their woods with poisoned arrows. Only a common enemy managed to get them to cooperate. The Dunlanders in contrast were an example of very un-noble savages sponsored by Saruman, although they ally with him to their land back from the Rohirrim.

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* The Drúedain in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are depicted as a NobleSavage race. Their relationship with the other peoples is depicted as difficult at best, though. The Rohirrim used to hunt them like animals, and they responded by shooting anybody anyone entering to their woods with poisoned arrows. Only a common enemy managed to get them to cooperate. The Dunlanders in contrast were an example of very un-noble savages sponsored by Saruman, although they ally with him to get their land back from the Rohirrim.Rohirrim. Afterward Theodain gives it back to make peace.
31st Jan '18 4:38:18 AM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Averted they're only this by Eldar Standards, they're still far higher tech than a number of human worlds.

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*** Averted they're only this by Eldar Standards, they're still far higher tech than a number of human worlds. It's more "low enough that we have to actually work for a living" than hunter-gatherer.
26th Jan '18 1:01:30 PM Xtifr
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* The Quentians of ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', especially [[GentleGiant Ru Shako]].


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%% * ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Togruta Togruta]].


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* The ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' franchise is absolutely huge on the Noble Space Savage, almost too many examples to count. The Stargate galaxy is chocked full of neo-primitive human tribes, many of which -- though not all -- live in some way harmoniously with nature, and some of whom have experience with or even utilize technology without losing their "natural" wisdom.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has a long history of using the Space Savage, although typically in a cautionary role that makes a statement about people with power abusing those who are less fortunate or advanced than themselves.


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* In the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' saga, the Chozo as a species are more {{Precursors}} than anything else, but [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime one sect holes up on Tallon IV]] and eschews most of the trappings of the civilization, living as one with the local flora and fauna and gaining great insights along the way.
26th Jan '18 12:57:56 PM Xtifr
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See also: CloserToEarth, BarbarianHero, NatureHero, GoingNative, and NobleSpaceSavage. Overlaps with NubileSavage (the character's natural ways living by wits and strength have developed his/her body in a way that a softened city dweller never can).

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See also: CloserToEarth, BarbarianHero, NatureHero, GoingNative, and NobleSpaceSavage.GoingNative. Overlaps with NubileSavage (the character's natural ways living by wits and strength have developed his/her body in a way that a softened city dweller never can).
5th Jan '18 10:50:34 PM Caps-luna
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* As for the whole "one with nature" thing its often not mentioned that primitive tribes are almost always responsible for the extinction of several species before complex civilization develops. The most grand example might be the extinction of North American mega-fauna (including the famed woolly mammoth) due to over hunting. When Europeans arrived the natives only appeared to be so in tuned with nature simply because of a combination of necessity and the fact the Europeans had no idea how far the environment had already been modified.
27th Dec '17 1:57:02 PM MikeW
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* Shockingly, mockingly subverted in ''Literature/StateOfFear.'' Flying to a third world country, a vapid actor talks of how these people are so in touch with nature and how it's horrible modern men are intruding when it's obvious these natives are truly smart and cultured. His companions warn him how dangerous it is but he ignores them...and ends up being beaten to death, skinned and eaten by these "noble natives."
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