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18th Nov '17 7:32:53 PM Theriocephalus
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** Given the plane's roots in Myth/ClassicalMythology, centaurs are naturally also a major race in Theros. There, they’re divided between the civilized Lagonna Band (representing the traditionally wild but generally benevolent ''Magic'' centaurs) and the savage, aggressive Pheres Band (representing the dangerous and barbaric centaurs of Greek myth). Iroas, the god of victory, honor and war, also takes the form of a centaur with the lower body of a bull.

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** Given the plane's roots in Myth/ClassicalMythology, centaurs are naturally also a major race in Theros. There, they’re divided between the civilized Lagonna Band (representing the traditionally wild but generally benevolent ''Magic'' centaurs) and the savage, aggressive Pheres Band (representing the dangerous and barbaric centaurs of Greek myth). Iroas, [[https://magiccards.info/c16/en/205.html Iroas]], the god of victory, honor and war, also takes the form of a centaur with the lower body of a bull.
18th Nov '17 4:59:27 AM Theriocephalus
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** They're mostly fairly standard fantasy centaurs, but there are some unusual variations. Centaurs from the Gruel Clans of Ravnica, for instance, have large antlers, as did some Dominarian centaurs from the Ice Age, while [[http://magiccards.info/pc/en/139.html other Dominarian centaurs]] have the heads and lower bodies of antelopes.

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** They're mostly fairly standard fantasy centaurs, but there are some unusual variations. Centaurs from the Gruel Gruul Clans of Ravnica, for instance, have large antlers, as did some Dominarian centaurs from the Ice Age, while [[http://magiccards.info/pc/en/139.html other Dominarian centaurs]] have the heads and lower bodies of antelopes.
18th Nov '17 4:57:56 AM Theriocephalus
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A few works of fiction include winged centaurs, sometimes as the result of a cross between a centaur and a {{Pegasus}} or a [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Hippogriff]]. Other fictions include centaurs with black skin and African features, often combining them with the body of a zebra. Centaurs with the lower bodies of non-equine animals show up from time to time, with the most common variants being based on deer, large cats, and sometimes draconic reptiles.

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A few works of fiction include winged centaurs, sometimes as the result of a cross between a centaur and a {{Pegasus}} or a [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Hippogriff]]. Other fictions include centaurs with black skin and African features, often combining them with the body of a zebra. Centaurs with the lower bodies of non-equine animals show up from time to time, with the most common variants being based on other ungulates such as deer, goats and cattle, as well as large cats, cats and sometimes draconic reptiles.
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18th Nov '17 4:50:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Centaurs are a recurring creature type, usually aligned with Green, the color of nature, tradition and the wilderness.
** They're mostly fairly standard fantasy centaurs, but there are some unusual variations. Centaurs from the Gruel Clans of Ravnica, for instance, have large antlers, as did some Dominarian centaurs from the Ice Age, while [[http://magiccards.info/pc/en/139.html other Dominarian centaurs]] have the heads and lower bodies of antelopes.
** Given the plane's roots in Myth/ClassicalMythology, centaurs are naturally also a major race in Theros. There, they’re divided between the civilized Lagonna Band (representing the traditionally wild but generally benevolent ''Magic'' centaurs) and the savage, aggressive Pheres Band (representing the dangerous and barbaric centaurs of Greek myth). Iroas, the god of victory, honor and war, also takes the form of a centaur with the lower body of a bull.
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* Both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' had [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Zoat Zoats]], centaur-shaped lizard creatures used as vanguard troops by the Tyranids in their early attacks upon the galaxy. Between wars against the Imperium, the Tyranids not needing them after the invasions' start and a failed rebellion on the Zoats' part, they are almost entirely extinct by the setting's present.

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* Both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' had [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Zoat Zoats]], centaur-shaped lizard creatures used as vanguard troops by the Tyranids in their early attacks upon the galaxy. Between wars against the Imperium, the Tyranids not needing them after the invasions' start and a failed rebellion on the Zoats' part, they are almost entirely extinct by the setting's present.
1st Nov '17 1:26:39 AM ddyingle
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* Pegasus Sabre from ''Anime/TheBraveFighterOfLegendDaGarn'' is a CombiningMecha in the shape of a centaur.

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* Pegasus Sabre Saber from ''Anime/TheBraveFighterOfLegendDaGarn'' is a CombiningMecha in the shape of a winged centaur.
20th Oct '17 5:32:14 PM Theriocephalus
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** Do not, we repeat NOT confuse it with the French comic by the same name. You will recognize that one by the interesting concept that the author tells the same story, with only slight differences, with a) centaurs b) Hell's Angels (an interesting analogy - the bike works as the horse part). Oh, and by the gratuitous porn.

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** Do not, we repeat NOT confuse it with the French comic by the same name. You will recognize that one by the interesting concept that the author tells the same story, with only slight differences, with a) centaurs b) Hell's Angels (an interesting analogy - -- the bike works as the horse part). Oh, and by the gratuitous porn.



* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'' - near the end Sinbad fights a one-eyed centaur (cyclops plus centaur?).

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* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'' - near ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'': Near the end end, Sinbad fights a one-eyed centaur (cyclops plus centaur?).centaur.



* Centaurs in the Literature/TortallUniverse look standard enough, but they are Immortals - creatures that live forever unless they're killed, never aging beyond maturity. "Killer centaurs" are just [[AlwaysChaoticEvil clawed monsters]], but the standard variety is variable, with individual alignments. They refuse to be shod, hate crossbows, and like using Immortal feathers in their fletching. It's also shown, in ''Squire'', that they keep horses, call them "slaves", and [[BestialityIsDepraved mount them]]. Female centaurs attack males if not given gifts, they call killing their own people "culling", and one attempts to purchase Keladry of Mindelan, believing she's stocky enough to "breed well, maybe even bear sons of my kind". Kel doesn't like them.

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* Centaurs in the Literature/TortallUniverse look standard enough, but they are Immortals - -- creatures that live forever unless they're killed, never aging beyond maturity. "Killer centaurs" are just [[AlwaysChaoticEvil clawed monsters]], but the standard variety is variable, with individual alignments. They refuse to be shod, hate crossbows, and like using Immortal feathers in their fletching. It's also shown, in ''Squire'', that they keep horses, call them "slaves", and [[BestialityIsDepraved mount them]]. Female centaurs attack males if not given gifts, they call killing their own people "culling", and one attempts to purchase Keladry of Mindelan, believing she's stocky enough to "breed well, maybe even bear sons of my kind". Kel doesn't like them.



'''Walken:''' All the remaining questions ... will be centaur related.

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'''Walken:''' All the remaining questions ...questions... will be centaur related.



** From ''3.5E Monster Manual 3''; the Dracotaur (doesn't have the upper body of a human, but a humanoid torso coming up from the lower body of a wingless dragon) and the Quaraphon (a squat, muscular centaur with lumpy blue skin, elephant's feet, and two mouths and four eyes randomly placed on its face... Don't look up the picture, you don't wanna know.)

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** From ''3.5E Monster Manual 3''; the Dracotaur (doesn't have the upper body of a human, but a humanoid torso coming up from the lower body of a wingless dragon) and the Quaraphon (a squat, muscular centaur with lumpy blue skin, elephant's feet, and two mouths and four eyes randomly placed on its face... Don't don't look up the picture, you don't wanna know.)



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. First introduced in ''Paranormal Animals of Europe'' supplement, centaurs of the Sixth World are an awakened(magical) type of horse, and 4th edition's ''Runner's Companion'' and 5th edition's ''Run Faster'' make them playable. Physically they're distinct from most centaurs in that they only have three fingers and a thumb, and standard centaurs have horse-like faces with shorter snouts, though a fraction of the population includes "lesser" centaurs with human faces that face discrimination from their common brethren. Centaurs were originally thought of as primitive and barely sapient, but in truth just prefer a less technological life style and are every bit as intelligent as humans; some outliers among their kind have become well known mercenaries or started rock bands.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. First introduced in ''Paranormal Animals of Europe'' supplement, centaurs of the Sixth World are an awakened(magical) awakened (magical and sapient) type of horse, and 4th edition's ''Runner's Companion'' and 5th edition's ''Run Faster'' make them playable. Physically they're distinct from most centaurs in that they only have three fingers and a thumb, and standard centaurs have horse-like faces with shorter snouts, though a fraction of the population includes "lesser" centaurs with human faces that face discrimination from their common brethren. Centaurs were originally thought of as primitive and barely sapient, but in truth just prefer a less technological life style and are every bit as intelligent as humans; some outliers among their kind have become well known mercenaries or started rock bands.



* Equius' [[RaisedByWolves lusus]] Aurthor in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a male mustachioed centaur-shaped creature... [[{{Squick}} With cow udders.]] His species was the only one that could handle Equius's absurd strength and acts as a sort of a butler to the boy. [[spoiler: These creatures later propagate an island on an alternate version of earth, where it's shown they can reach ''sauropod-level sizes.'']]

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* Equius' [[RaisedByWolves lusus]] Aurthor in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a male mustachioed centaur-shaped creature... [[{{Squick}} With with cow udders.]] His species was the only one that could handle Equius's absurd strength and acts as a sort of a butler to the boy. [[spoiler: These creatures later propagate an island on an alternate version of earth, where it's shown they can reach ''sauropod-level sizes.'']]



* The [[http://valley-of-siyyon.deviantart.com/ Valley of Siyyon]] is a Website/DeviantArt-based shared world populated entirely by centaurs. The twist is that the nonhuman half can be "any species of your choosing" and everyone must choose a unique species. This results in the population of Siyyon including [[http://pokemaniette013.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2t7s21 a Kangaroo-taur]], [[http://wingsgirl.deviantart.com/#/d2urmr2 an Armadillo-taur]], [[http://gwennafran.deviantart.com/art/Oko-Character-Sheet-175470436 Poison Dart Frog-taur]], [[http://konjiki-kitsune.deviantart.com/art/Valley-of-Siyyon-Kilah-170464474 Cassowary-taur]], ''[[http://readytoloseitall.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2upgyf Sea Slug-taur]]'' Ah, Deviant Art...

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* The [[http://valley-of-siyyon.deviantart.com/ Valley of Siyyon]] is a Website/DeviantArt-based shared world populated entirely by centaurs. The twist is that the nonhuman half can be "any species of your choosing" and everyone must choose a unique species. This results in the population of Siyyon including [[http://pokemaniette013.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2t7s21 a Kangaroo-taur]], [[http://wingsgirl.deviantart.com/#/d2urmr2 an Armadillo-taur]], [[http://gwennafran.deviantart.com/art/Oko-Character-Sheet-175470436 Poison Dart Frog-taur]], [[http://konjiki-kitsune.deviantart.com/art/Valley-of-Siyyon-Kilah-170464474 Cassowary-taur]], ''[[http://readytoloseitall.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2upgyf Sea Slug-taur]]'' Slug-taur]]''. Ah, Deviant Art...[=DeviantArt=]...
25th Sep '17 9:54:33 AM Theriocephalus
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** Tirek returns in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Season 4 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 fin]][[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 ale]], seeking to steal the magic of every living thing in Equestria for himself. He's probably the most humanoid character of the show so far (except maybe [[ALoadOfBull Iron Will the minotaur]]).

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** Tirek returns in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Season 4 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 fin]][[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 ale]], seeking to steal the magic of every living thing in Equestria for himself. He's probably the most humanoid character of the show so far (except maybe [[ALoadOfBull Iron Will the minotaur]]). Even so, due to the the established point that [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals there are no humans in the world of the show]], his human parts are rendered as very ape-like instead, giving him a gorilla's head and torso on the body of a bull.
25th Aug '17 9:23:57 AM JamesAustin
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* In ''Manga/StardustMemories'', Hoshino Yukinobu took an interesting take on the centaur concept in one of his series of short stories, [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/stardust_memories/c004/2.html "The Centaur of Sagittarius"]] in his science fiction anthology "Stardust Memories". Said centaur was an alien on a distant planet called Sagittarius Alpha that looked like a thick-tailed, headless ungulate with a circular maw filled with rows of sharp teeth. Lacking most of its brain, nervous system, and digestive organs, the creature survived by preying on the nearby amphibian-like aliens, eating everything beneath their abdomens and merging with the rest to make it appear as a hideous-looking centauroid creature. In the story, an [[EvilOldFolks elderly]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} of a gigantic corporation funds an expedition to the planet Sagittarius so he can capture [[RuleofSymbolism Chiron]] (the name of the alien) in hopes of using its body to give his dying body immortality and eternally rule over his vast empire. After incurring many casualties, the man is betrayed by his female assistant (whose family was one of the many victims he crushed on his bid to the top) by poisoning his pills and leaving him to die. While trying to escape on her aircraft the assistant is killed by Chiron, who discards its used-up host and gallops towards the old man, mouth wide open. The story ends with the old man becoming Chiron's new host, having [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor finally attained his immortality]] at the cost of [[AndIMustScream suffering excruciating pain forever]].

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* In ''Manga/StardustMemories'', ''Manga/{{Stardust Memories|Manga}}'', Hoshino Yukinobu took an interesting take on the centaur concept in one of his series of short stories, [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/stardust_memories/c004/2.html "The Centaur of Sagittarius"]] in his science fiction anthology "Stardust Memories". Said centaur was an alien on a distant planet called Sagittarius Alpha that looked like a thick-tailed, headless ungulate with a circular maw filled with rows of sharp teeth. Lacking most of its brain, nervous system, and digestive organs, the creature survived by preying on the nearby amphibian-like aliens, eating everything beneath their abdomens and merging with the rest to make it appear as a hideous-looking centauroid creature. In the story, an [[EvilOldFolks elderly]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} of a gigantic corporation funds an expedition to the planet Sagittarius so he can capture [[RuleofSymbolism Chiron]] (the name of the alien) in hopes of using its body to give his dying body immortality and eternally rule over his vast empire. After incurring many casualties, the man is betrayed by his female assistant (whose family was one of the many victims he crushed on his bid to the top) by poisoning his pills and leaving him to die. While trying to escape on her aircraft the assistant is killed by Chiron, who discards its used-up host and gallops towards the old man, mouth wide open. The story ends with the old man becoming Chiron's new host, having [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor finally attained his immortality]] at the cost of [[AndIMustScream suffering excruciating pain forever]].
22nd Aug '17 4:38:20 PM Prime32
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* In ''Literature/TheDarkswordTrilogy'', Centaurs are ''warchanged'', humans who were turned into savage berserkers to take part in a war, with the intention of turning them back mentally and physically once the war was won. The war proved far bloodier than expected and mages capable of restoring them became quite rare.

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* In ''Literature/TheDarkswordTrilogy'', Centaurs are ''warchanged'', humans who were turned into savage berserkers to take part in a war, with the intention of turning them back mentally and physically once the war was won. The war proved far bloodier than expected and mages capable of restoring them became quite rare. As a result the centaurs went feral and interbred with "men and beasts", becoming a new species [[AlwaysChaoticEvil similar in disposition]] to their mythological counterparts. Notably, actual horses are thought to be extinct on Thimhallan, due to most of them being as raw materials for creating centaurs.
5th Aug '17 11:15:40 PM Zombifier
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** Vrogros, the Underlord is a demonic centaur-like being originating from deep underneath the earth.
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