History Main / PigMan

17th Nov '17 4:24:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* According to UsefulNotes/NewJersey urban legend, Roycefield Road in Hillsborough is frequented by an [[AnAxeToGrind axe-wielding]] woman with the face of a pig, who will attack anybody that calls out her name.
8th Oct '17 12:46:22 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** The Piggy Man from ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]'' was a deserter of the LostColony Roanoke that tried to escape after stealing provisions. He was eventually caught by the colonists who, after he was scalped by the DragonInChief Scáthach, was forced to wear a pig's head over his own, had a pig's tail nailed to his tail-bone and was roasted alive on a spick as if he was a real pig. Due to the curse the Butcher and Scáthach placed on the grounds there, he manifests as a ghost that aggressively attacks any living person human being there on the property during the blood moon, never speaking but squealing like a pig. It is implied that he is only aggressive because his spirit is a slave to the Butcher's power, as he and her other victims are seen playing with the still living Flora Harris. In ''[[ShowWithinAShow My Roanoke Nightmare]]'', he is portrayed by Marti Matulis.
** The Piggy Man of urban legend is mentioned in the ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'' episode "Piggy Piggy", revealed in ''Roanoke'' to have been a member of the Polk Family who, inspired by the Butcher and her bloody history, went to the Chicago State Fair in 1893 and massacred people in an identity homaging the Piggy Man spirit. Ironically, he died in an accidental circumstance where he was eaten alive by his own pigs.
28th Sep '17 12:05:41 AM narm00
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Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Pey'j from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Anime/PorcoRosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries.

If the character is young then they will represent a chubby child, and may be subject to bullying if they are sympathetic characters, or be bullies if they are non-sympathetic. In fantasy stories heroic pig Men will typically be a turncoats who have defected from an evil force. For this reason they may go through ostracization or racial stigmatization. Tragic is the story of the PigMan [[DefectorFromDecadence who escapes his evil masters]] and tries to live a human life; they'll usually be [[TheGrotesque outcasts who will never know what it's like to be loved]].

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Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics and act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Pey'j from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Anime/PorcoRosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries.

If the character is young then they will represent a chubby child, and may be subject to bullying if they are sympathetic characters, or be bullies if they are non-sympathetic. In fantasy stories heroic pig Men men will typically be a turncoats who have defected from an evil force. For this reason they may go through ostracization or racial stigmatization. Tragic is the story of the PigMan [[DefectorFromDecadence who escapes his evil masters]] and tries to live a human life; they'll usually be [[TheGrotesque outcasts who will never know what it's like to be loved]].



In yet another (almost entirely [[HoYay gay]]) sense, anthropomorphic pigs and boars can be very potent FetishFuel in furry {{Bara}}. This is somewhat rare in the Western UsefulNotes/FurryFandom (and any cultural context where pigs are culturally considered unappealing to look at), but is more abundant in the Japanese {{Kemono}} community, where it peaked during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_%28zodiac%29 Year of the Pig]] in 2007. Much of the appeal is in the highly masculine UnkemptBeauty of Pig Men portrayals (sometimes overlapping with UglyCute), having much in common with the aesthetic ideals of the TheBear community.

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In yet another (almost entirely [[HoYay gay]]) sense, anthropomorphic pigs and boars can be very potent FetishFuel in furry {{Bara}}. This is somewhat rare in the Western UsefulNotes/FurryFandom (and any cultural context where pigs are culturally considered unappealing to look at), but is more abundant in the Japanese {{Kemono}} community, where it peaked during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_%28zodiac%29 Year of the Pig]] in 2007. Much of the appeal is in the highly masculine UnkemptBeauty of Pig Men portrayals (sometimes overlapping with UglyCute), having much in common with the aesthetic ideals of the TheBear community.
15th Sep '17 10:28:13 AM ArilouLaLeeLay
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Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Mavis from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Anime/PorcoRosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries.

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Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Mavis Pey'j from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Anime/PorcoRosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries.
11th Sep '17 12:08:40 PM BeerBaron
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* One racist in-game book describes Orcs, aka the Orsimer, as "Pig-children" in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. They are really a race of Mer (elves) that were transformed when their patron spirit Trinimac was devoured by Boethiah and reborn as the Daedric Prince Malacath. Aside from their bestial features, they have no relation to actual pigs.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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One racist in-game book describes [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs, aka the Orsimer, Orsimer]], as "Pig-children" in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. "Pig-children". They are really a race of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (elves) (elves)]] that were transformed when their patron spirit Trinimac was devoured by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Boethiah and reborn as the Daedric Prince Malacath. Aside from their bestial features, they have no relation to actual pigs.pigs.
** Ogrim are a [[GiantMook massive]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] that are as [[DumbMuscle dim-witted as they are strong]], and possess [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent generally reptilian traits]] including scales, horns, spikes. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' adds some pig-like facial features to their mix.
23rd Aug '17 12:28:05 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Pigs occasionally turn up as characters in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''. Gunichi, the mentor who originally sponsored Usagi to Lord Mifume, who deserted them at the Battle of Aichi Plain and whom Usagi later tracked down and killed, was a PigMan. There's also [[ZatoIchi Zato-Ino,]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Blind Swordspig.]]

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* Pigs occasionally turn up as characters in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''. Gunichi, the mentor who originally sponsored Usagi to Lord Mifume, who deserted them at the Battle of Aichi Plain and whom Usagi later tracked down and killed, was a PigMan. There's also [[ZatoIchi [[Franchise/ZatoIchi Zato-Ino,]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Blind Swordspig.]]
18th Aug '17 12:50:57 AM azbyc15243
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* The Iberian Orcs of ''LightNovel/TheWeaknessOfBeatriceTheLevelCapHolySwordswoman''. They're three to four metres tall and nearly as wide, and are incredibly strong. Unlike many depictions, they are peaceful in nature, only killing in self-defense or to eat.
3rd Aug '17 8:29:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* One of the title characters in the Tonio K song ''Willy and the Pig Man'': "Champion of the luckless, lunchless, faceless little folk. You and me, know what I mean?"

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* One of the title characters in the Tonio K song ''Willy "Willy and the Pig Man'': Man": "Champion of the luckless, lunchless, faceless little folk. You and me, know what I mean?"



* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}}, as mentioned in the music videos section for the ''Mr. Krinkle'' song. But he's also known to wear a pig mask on occasion when performing live, especially if it's this particular song.

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* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}}, as mentioned in the music videos section for the ''Mr. Krinkle'' "Mr. Krinkle" song. But he's also known to wear a pig mask on occasion when performing live, especially if it's this particular song.
31st Jul '17 6:23:54 AM CosmicFerret
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* Creator/AkiraToriyama's [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] monster design from the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' series looks like an anthopomorphic, spear-wielding boar. It also bucks the "lowly minion" convention by usually being first encountered in mid-to-late game RandomEncounters, meaning just one could very easily mop the floor with starting or low-level characters.

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* Creator/AkiraToriyama's [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] monster design from the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series looks like an anthopomorphic, spear-wielding boar. It also bucks the "lowly minion" convention by usually being first encountered in mid-to-late game RandomEncounters, meaning just one could very easily mop the floor with starting or low-level characters.
21st Jul '17 3:57:06 AM Ajoura
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* [[PlayingWithFire Pignite]], [[BareFistedMonk Emboar]] and [[PsychicPowers Grumpig]] from ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' all qualify.
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