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28th Jan '18 7:01:44 AM Beansidhe
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* In ''Literature/UpliftSaga'', species that can make great warriors are highly prized as candidates for uplifting, and those that don't are often heavily modified (as is the case with Jorfur, for example), and a hundred thousand years of war are bound to shape cultures irreversibly. Warrior races seem to be some of the worst to have as patrons as they're as ruthless to their clients as to their targets, and in general are quite unpleasant, no matter whether they're the honor-bound or ruthless savage type, with some of them, like the genocidal Tandu, being humanity's worst enemies. Interestingly, humans themselves, being the sole well-known "wolfling" race (ones that evolved civilization and sapience on their own rather than being uplifted) are viewed as this by many, and really enjoy playing up their perceived savagery in diplomacy and in combat.
23rd Jan '18 9:12:12 AM Derkhan
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** The Seguleh challenge everyone who they perceive to be a strong fighter. To rise in their society they have to challenge people who are stronger than them. If they win, they will then take that person's place. Indivitual rank is indicated by the number of marks on their masks; the fewer marks, the higher the rank.

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** The Seguleh challenge everyone who whom they perceive to be a strong fighter. To rise in their society they have to challenge people who are stronger than them. If they win, they will then take that person's place. Indivitual rank is indicated by the number of marks on their masks; the fewer marks, the higher the rank.
25th Dec '17 9:56:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': The desert plainsmen of Ki'kartha. They've become more understanding and less hostile in recent years, in the sense that they now arrest trespassers in their land and hand them over to nearby civilized authorities rather than casually kill them as soon as they're found.
23rd Dec '17 6:08:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Rohirrim are a society of horse-breeders resembling a group of land-bound Vikings. Faramir points out that, while they are brave and loyal, they also love war as an end of itself, and laments that his own people, the Gondorans, have grown more like them after long association and alliance.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Rohirrim are a society of horse-breeders resembling a group of land-bound Vikings. and cavalrymen inspired by the Anglo-Saxons. Faramir points out that, that while they are brave and loyal, they also love war as an end of itself, and laments that his own people, the Gondorans, Gondorians, have grown more like them after long association and alliance.
20th Dec '17 6:15:51 AM HighCrate
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* As a major influence on modern fantasy, ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'' of course has several examples, particularly in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Though their main interest is in precious metals, the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] were also made to be strong, hardy, and fierce in battle.
** The Rohirrim are probably the most distinctive, being a race of noble cavalrymen.
** The Uruk-hai are a variation; they're a breed of super-orc literally ''born'' for warfare, and they have the arrogance and violent tempers to match, but they just love fighting and killing without any regard for things like "honor" or "fair play" the way the standard ProudWarriorRace does. Possibly better-described by TheHorde trope.
** As an amusing side note, Tooks and Brandybucks are the closest thing hobbits have to this. Of course neither are really a Proud Warrior ''Race'', but they have that reputation among other hobbits; both have a slightly greater tolerance for adventurous eccentrics. The chief of the Tooks is head of the Shire Muster, and Bandobras the Bullroarer (who repelled an orc-raid) was a Took. Brandybucks live near the border closer to danger. And it was a Brandybuck that helped slay [[TheUndead the Witch-King]]. It should be noted that when Saruman took over the Shire, the Tooks and Brandybucks were the only ones able to keep his enforcers out of their respective territories. Really, Brandybucks come pretty close to outright qualifying. They live near the Old Forest and have a tradition of StaringDownCthulhu. As Merry tells it at one time a number of evil magical trees tried to invade Buckland and the Brandybucks chopped them down. And when the Nazgûl tried to raid Fatty Bolger's house the first thing they did on hearing of it was to sound an alarm and try to assemble an army of hobbits to fight off the Nazgûl! They are MoreThanMeetsTheEye.

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* As a major influence on modern fantasy, ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'' of course has several examples, particularly in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Though their main interest is in precious metals, the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] were also made to be strong, hardy, and fierce in battle.
**
''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Rohirrim are probably the most distinctive, being a race society of noble cavalrymen.
** The Uruk-hai are
horse-breeders resembling a variation; they're a breed group of super-orc literally ''born'' for warfare, and land-bound Vikings. Faramir points out that, while they are brave and loyal, they also love war as an end of itself, and laments that his own people, the Gondorans, have the arrogance and violent tempers to match, but they just love fighting and killing without any regard for things grown more like "honor" or "fair play" the way the standard ProudWarriorRace does. Possibly better-described by TheHorde trope.
** As an amusing side note, Tooks and Brandybucks are the closest thing hobbits have to this. Of course neither are really a Proud Warrior ''Race'', but they have that reputation among other hobbits; both have a slightly greater tolerance for adventurous eccentrics. The chief of the Tooks is head of the Shire Muster, and Bandobras the Bullroarer (who repelled an orc-raid) was a Took. Brandybucks live near the border closer to danger. And it was a Brandybuck that helped slay [[TheUndead the Witch-King]]. It should be noted that when Saruman took over the Shire, the Tooks and Brandybucks were the only ones able to keep his enforcers out of their respective territories. Really, Brandybucks come pretty close to outright qualifying. They live near the Old Forest and have a tradition of StaringDownCthulhu. As Merry tells it at one time a number of evil magical trees tried to invade Buckland and the Brandybucks chopped
them down. And when the Nazgûl tried to raid Fatty Bolger's house the first thing they did on hearing of it was to sound an alarm after long association and try to assemble an army of hobbits to fight off the Nazgûl! They are MoreThanMeetsTheEye.alliance.
18th Dec '17 12:06:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Very common in heroic fantasies, especially those derived from Tolkien and/or ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', where non-human races tend to experience extreme {{Flanderization}}.
** Tolkien provides several examples, including his [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves,]] but the Rohirrim are probably the most distinctive.

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* Very common in heroic fantasies, especially those derived from Tolkien and/or ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', where non-human races tend to experience extreme {{Flanderization}}.
** Tolkien provides
As a major influence on modern fantasy, ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'' of course has several examples, including his particularly in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Though their main interest is in precious metals, the
[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves,]] but the Dwarves]] were also made to be strong, hardy, and fierce in battle.
** The
Rohirrim are probably the most distinctive.distinctive, being a race of noble cavalrymen.



** As an amusing side note, Tooks and Brandybucks are the closest thing hobbits have to this. Of course neither are really a Proud Warrior ''Race'', but they have that reputation among other hobbits; both have a slightly greater tolerance for adventurous eccentrics. The chief of the Tooks is head of the Shire Muster, and Bandobras the Bullroarer (who repelled an orc-raid) was a Took. Brandybucks live near the border closer to danger. And it was a Brandybuck that helped slay [[TheUndead the Witch-King]]. It should be noted that when Saruman took over the Shire, the Tooks and Brandybucks were the only ones able to keep his enforcers out of their respective territories.
** Brandybucks come pretty close to qualifying. They live near the Old Forest and have a tradition of StaringDownCthulhu. As Merry tells it at one time a number of evil magical trees tried to invade Buckland and the Brandybucks chopped them down. And when the Nazgûl tried to raid Fatty Bolger's house the first thing they did on hearing of it was to sound an alarm and try to assemble an army of hobbits to fight off the Nazgûl! They are MoreThanMeetsTheEye.

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** As an amusing side note, Tooks and Brandybucks are the closest thing hobbits have to this. Of course neither are really a Proud Warrior ''Race'', but they have that reputation among other hobbits; both have a slightly greater tolerance for adventurous eccentrics. The chief of the Tooks is head of the Shire Muster, and Bandobras the Bullroarer (who repelled an orc-raid) was a Took. Brandybucks live near the border closer to danger. And it was a Brandybuck that helped slay [[TheUndead the Witch-King]]. It should be noted that when Saruman took over the Shire, the Tooks and Brandybucks were the only ones able to keep his enforcers out of their respective territories.
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territories. Really, Brandybucks come pretty close to outright qualifying. They live near the Old Forest and have a tradition of StaringDownCthulhu. As Merry tells it at one time a number of evil magical trees tried to invade Buckland and the Brandybucks chopped them down. And when the Nazgûl tried to raid Fatty Bolger's house the first thing they did on hearing of it was to sound an alarm and try to assemble an army of hobbits to fight off the Nazgûl! They are MoreThanMeetsTheEye.
16th Dec '17 11:10:09 PM EtherealVituline
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** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]]. Also known as Orsimer (Changed Elves), their culture believes that AsskickingEqualsAuthority, leading to plenty of {{Klingon Promotion}}s and many Orcs being {{Blood Knight}}s. Their racial ability leads to them being fantastic {{Berserker}}s, capable of flying into an UnstoppableRage. The Septim Empire was the first to recruit them into the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]], benefiting greatly as the Orcs made for fantastic heavy "shock" infantry. They are also a race of incredibly skilled [[TheBlacksmith Blacksmiths]], making some of the sturdiest weapons and armor in Tamriel.

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** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]]. Also known as Orsimer (Changed Elves), (Pariah Folk), their culture believes that AsskickingEqualsAuthority, leading to plenty of {{Klingon Promotion}}s and many Orcs being {{Blood Knight}}s. Their racial ability leads to them being fantastic {{Berserker}}s, capable of flying into an UnstoppableRage. The Septim Empire was the first to recruit them into the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]], benefiting greatly as the Orcs made for fantastic heavy "shock" infantry. They are also a race of incredibly skilled [[TheBlacksmith Blacksmiths]], making some of the sturdiest weapons and armor in Tamriel.
12th Dec '17 6:00:05 PM Divra
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** The Nietzscheans are a genetically modified HumanSubspecies whose ''loose'' interpretation of [[NietzscheWannabe Nietzsche]] and [[TheSocialDarwinist Darwin]] have resulted in a philosophy where they constantly fight one another on both the individual (mostly for mates) and [[TheClan Pride]] (for slaves, territory, plunder) levels. However [[CombatPragmatist survival is always their first priority]].
** Tyr Anasazi. According to her, mates and progeny (i.e. propagating one's genes) are the only thing worth seriously risking one's life for.
** Many other Nietzschean prides cross over into AlwaysChaoticEvil territory, but it's not universal -- some even count as {{Warrior Poet}}s. Then there are the High Guard, a race of intelligent warships.
** They also like to name various prides after proud warrior races.

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** The Nietzscheans are a genetically modified HumanSubspecies whose ''loose'' interpretation of [[NietzscheWannabe Nietzsche]] and [[TheSocialDarwinist Darwin]] have resulted in a philosophy where they constantly fight one another on both the individual (mostly for mates) and [[TheClan Pride]] (for slaves, territory, plunder) levels. However [[CombatPragmatist survival is always their first priority]].
** Tyr Anasazi. Tyr is a Nietzschean, a member of a genetically modified HumanSubspecies whose ''loose'' interpretation of [[NietzscheWannabe Nietzsche]] and [[TheSocialDarwinist Darwin]] have resulted in a philosophy where they constantly fight one another on both the individual (mostly for mates) and [[TheClan Pride]] (for slaves, territory, plunder) levels. However [[CombatPragmatist survival is always their first priority]]. According to her, Tyr, mates and progeny (i.e. propagating one's genes) are the only thing worth seriously risking one's life for.
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for. Many other Nietzschean prides cross over into AlwaysChaoticEvil territory, but it's not universal -- some even could count as {{Warrior Poet}}s. Poet}}s, others are simply living life according to a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very alien moral code]].
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Then there are there's Rommie. Considering that Rommie is the High Guard, MasterComputer controlling a race of intelligent warships.
** They also like
warship which can lay waste to name various prides after proud warrior races.star systems and was built from the deck up to fight, anything else would just be silly.
9th Dec '17 4:35:58 PM Gamermaster
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** [[spoiler: Averted yet again by the Saiyans of Universe 6, who share very little of the warriir culture embraced by their Universe 7 counterparts.]]

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** [[spoiler: Averted yet again by the Saiyans of Universe 6, who share very little of the warriir warrior culture embraced by their Universe 7 counterparts.]]
8th Dec '17 10:03:45 PM star3catcher
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]], the ancestors of the pegasi (a mish-mash of ancient Greek, Spartan, Roman, and conquistador imagery) are depicted as such a culture, exemplified by their domineering, militaristic leader Commander Hurricane, who even describes [[ViewerGenderConfusion his/her]] people as "a mighty tribe of warriors". (And does [[TheLadEtte Rainbow]] [[BoisterousBruiser Dash]] ''ever'' play it up.) A large number of the pegasi with speaking parts in the present day also seem to be part of the military in some capacity, suggesting they haven't entirely shed this characterization. We see this in action in the fourth season [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]] 2-parter; Tirek picked off the Earth Pony and Unicorn communities piecemeal, but the entire pegasus race mustered together and charged him head-on.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]], the ancestors of the pegasi (a mish-mash of ancient Greek, Spartan, Roman, and conquistador imagery) are depicted as such a culture, exemplified by their domineering, militaristic leader Commander Hurricane, who even describes [[ViewerGenderConfusion his/her]] people as "a mighty tribe of warriors". (And does [[TheLadEtte Rainbow]] [[BoisterousBruiser Dash]] ''ever'' play it up.) A large number of the pegasi with speaking parts in the present day also seem to be part of the military in some capacity, suggesting they haven't entirely shed this characterization. We see this in action in the fourth season [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]] 2-parter; Tirek picked off the Earth Pony and Unicorn communities piecemeal, but the entire pegasus race mustered together and charged him head-on.
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