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26th Apr '17 7:55:23 PM PaulA
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* In the sci-fi trilogy ''The Damned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, ''humanity'' is the proud warrior race. By virtue of being the only species in the galaxy that has evolved to be able to stomach fighting and killing other sentient beings, without fainting out of horror or revulsion, humanity is freakishly strong (capable of breaking other species' bones just by swatting their hands away), enormously resilient and completely batshit crazy. So much so, in fact, that the galactic community refuses to grant humanity citizenship for centuries after co-opting them to fight in a war against the ScaryDogmaticAliens.

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* In the sci-fi trilogy ''The Damned'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, ''humanity'' is the proud warrior race. By virtue of being the only species in the galaxy that has evolved to be able to stomach fighting and killing other sentient beings, without fainting out of horror or revulsion, humanity is freakishly strong (capable of breaking other species' bones just by swatting their hands away), enormously resilient and completely batshit crazy. So much so, in fact, that the galactic community refuses to grant humanity citizenship for centuries after co-opting them to fight in a war against the ScaryDogmaticAliens.
20th Apr '17 8:25:08 AM BeerBaron
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** The [[{{Qurac}} Arabic]] / [[DarkestAfrica African]] themed [[ScaryBlackMan Redguards]], a race of men who came to Tamriel from the sunken land of Yokuda, also qualify. In additional to their cultural basis, they also share a number of traits with the Samurai. They are perhaps the most skilled individual warriors in Tamriel, with their culture placing huge value on [[CoolSword swords and swordsmanship]]. So skilled were their ancient "sword singers," that it is said they were able to "[[FantasticNuke cut the atomos]]" with their swords. The Redguard claim that this is how Yokuda sank, and the technique is now [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden]] and quite possible lost to history as a result.

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** The [[{{Qurac}} Arabic]] / [[DarkestAfrica African]] themed [[ScaryBlackMan Redguards]], a race of men who came to Tamriel from the sunken land of Yokuda, also qualify. In additional to their cultural basis, they also share a number of traits with the Samurai. They are perhaps the most skilled individual warriors in Tamriel, with their culture placing huge value on [[CoolSword swords and swordsmanship]]. So skilled were their ancient "sword singers," that it is said they were able to "[[FantasticNuke cut the atomos]]" with their swords. The Redguard claim that this is how Yokuda sank, and the technique is now [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden]] and quite possible lost to history as a result. In the late 2nd Era, it was believed that a Redguard uprising was the greatest threat to Tiber Septim's RisingEmpire. Come the 4th era, they are once again considered one of the two groups who could stand up to a full-blown [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Aldmeri]] [[AntiHumanAlliance Dominion]] assault.[[note]]The other group being the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], who have been [[TookALevelInBadass toughened up]] by the Hist, sentient trees they worship and whose sap the Argonians drink to grow, to be better weapons of war.[[/note]]
20th Apr '17 8:15:28 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]].
** [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Dremora]] as well, judging from some of the lines they have.
---> "It will bring me honor to defeat you."
** The Viking/Germanic themed [[HornyVikings Nords]], the [[{{Qurac}} Arabic]] / [[DarkestAfrica African]] themed [[ScaryBlackMan Redguards]] and the Far-Eastern themed [[RedEyesTakeWarning Da]][[DarkIsNotEvil rk]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] also fit.
** Colovians from western Cyrodiil count as Roman-themed Proud Soldier Race.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' reveals that the Dragons have this type of culture. Due to the urge for conquest and domination being an inherent trait within their species, whenever two Dragons meet, one will naturally try to dominate the other. This is part of the reason (aside from outright fear) why most Dragons have a tendency to attack the Dragonborn on sight. The belief that the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority strongest should lead them]] is why so many follow [[BigBad Alduin]] and why so many of his underlings begin to question his right to rule when he [[DirtyCoward flees]] during battle with the Dragonborn, since a ''[[NoTrueScotsman true]]'' Dovah would keep fighting until their death, [[HonourBeforeReason rather than admit defeat]].
** Pretty much EVERY race in the setting is either a race of Proud Warriors, a race of Proud Mages, or a race of Proud Survivalists. The Nords, Orcs, and Redguards are awesome warriors, but the Bretons and Altmer love pointing out the tactical advantages offered by weaponizing magic, and the Dunmer, Khajit, Argonians and Bosmer are quite good at surviving in their harsh environments or in the face of extreme oppression. The Cyrodils created the Empire in the first place because they were able to not only combine all of that, but also to recognize he value in negotiation and cooperation - thereby creating an empire that survives by transporting proud warriors from one province to beat up threats to the empire residing in another province. There's a reason the first game in the series is titled "Arena." Tamriel is a world where the closest thing to a pacifist is a monk who'll beat you half to death with their bare hands, then heal you up once you've stopped trying to hurt them.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': With Nirn[[note]]the planet where the series takes place, with all games to date having taken place on the continent of Tamriel[[/note]] being such a WorldOfBadass, ''every'' race has at least some "warrior" traits which have helped them to survive and for which they are proud of. However, a few races have this trope invoked in-universe:
** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]].
** [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Dremora]] as well, judging from some of the lines they have.
---> "It will bring me honor to defeat you."
** The Viking/Germanic themed
[[HornyVikings Nords]], Nords]]. A race of Men, they exemplify the idea that HumansAreWarriors. It took a mere 500 of their best warriors to annihilate the entire Falmer (Snow Elves) civilization. Being a great warrior is even at the heart of their religion, where only those who die a glorious death in combat get into their ideal afterlife, Sovngarde (modeled after the real life Valhalla). While most Nords follow the main religion of most of Tamriel (the Nine Divines), many hold Talos, the [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended god form]] of [[GodEmperor Emperor Tiber Septim]] and God of War, as the chief deity of the pantheon. When worship of Talos is banned in the 4th Era, it launches them into a bloody civil war, as seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollSVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
** The
[[{{Qurac}} Arabic]] / [[DarkestAfrica African]] themed [[ScaryBlackMan Redguards]] Redguards]], a race of men who came to Tamriel from the sunken land of Yokuda, also qualify. In additional to their cultural basis, they also share a number of traits with the Samurai. They are perhaps the most skilled individual warriors in Tamriel, with their culture placing huge value on [[CoolSword swords and swordsmanship]]. So skilled were their ancient "sword singers," that it is said they were able to "[[FantasticNuke cut the atomos]]" with their swords. The Redguard claim that this is how Yokuda sank, and the Far-Eastern themed [[RedEyesTakeWarning Da]][[DarkIsNotEvil rk]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] technique is now [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden]] and quite possible lost to history as a result.
** In keeping with the HumansAreWarriors theme, there are the Imperials, another race of Men native to Cyrodiil. They come down on the "Soldier" side of the SoldierVersusWarrior debate in contrast to the "Warrior" Nords and Redguards. Their focus is on collective martial prowess, ala the legions of the Roman Empire, and it has allowed them to conquer most or all of Tamriel no fewer than four times. They are
also fit.
a proud "Diplomat" and "[[ProudMerchantRace Merchant]]" race, in that once they've conquered a region with their [[BadassArmy Legions]], they like to build up the region to make it more supportive of the Empire while dominating the economy through trade.
** Colovians from western Cyrodiil count The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]]. Also known as Roman-themed Proud Soldier Race.
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.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' The Dunmer (Dark Elves) of Morrowind, being one of the series' best examples of a JackOfAllStats race, offer many examples through their "[[TheClan Great Houses]]". Great House Redoran is the "Warrior House" of the Dunmer, following a strict code of honor and highly valuing martial prowess in its members. They are the Dunmer's first line of defense and even the Imperial Legions recognize the Redorans as a BadassArmy. In the backstory, when Tiber Septim was threatening to invade Morrowind, House Redoran was preparing to defend Morrowind ''on their own'' while the other Great Houses chose to remain neutral or to accommodate the empire before [[VoluntaryVassal the armistice]] was signed. Following the [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]] and subsequent [[LizardFolk Argonian]] [[TheDogBitesBack invasion]] early in the 4th era, it was the Redorans who stepped up to lead the defense of Morrowind and rebuild the Dunmer way of life after [[ProudMerchantRace Great House Hlaalu]], formerly the strongest Great House, crumbled.
** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Dremora]], a race of lesser [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedra]], are very much one of these. They are constantly obsessed with honor through combat, and the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority strongest of their race rise into leadership positions]]. They are frequently found in service to the Daedric Prince of [[OmnicidalManiac Destruction]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction Mehrunes Dagon]] and are {{Blood Knight}}s who seek out the toughest foes. While they [[MasterRace generally look down on mortals]], they will consider any who can best them in combat to be a WorthyOpponent.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
reveals that the Dragons (Dov or Dovah) have this type of culture. Due to the urge for conquest and domination being an inherent trait within their species, whenever two Dragons meet, one will naturally try to dominate the other. This is part of the reason (aside from outright fear) why most Dragons have a tendency to attack the Dragonborn on sight. The belief that the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority strongest should lead them]] is why so many follow [[BigBad Alduin]] and why so many of his underlings begin to question his right to rule when he [[DirtyCoward flees]] during battle with the Dragonborn, since a ''[[NoTrueScotsman true]]'' Dovah would keep fighting until their death, [[HonourBeforeReason rather than admit defeat]].
** Pretty much EVERY race in the setting is either a race of Proud Warriors, a race of Proud Mages, or a race of Proud Survivalists. The Nords, Orcs, and Redguards are awesome warriors, but the Bretons and Altmer love pointing out the tactical advantages offered by weaponizing magic, and the Dunmer, Khajit, Argonians and Bosmer are quite good at surviving in their harsh environments or in the face of extreme oppression. The Cyrodils created the Empire in the first place because they were able to not only combine all of that, but also to recognize he value in negotiation and cooperation - thereby creating an empire that survives by transporting proud warriors from one province to beat up threats to the empire residing in another province. There's a reason the first game in the series is titled "Arena." Tamriel is a world where the closest thing to a pacifist is a monk who'll beat you half to death with their bare hands, then heal you up once you've stopped trying to hurt them.
defeat]].
17th Apr '17 1:46:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[HumansByAnyOtherName Mathosians]] and bahmi (the latter also being a Proud ''Artisan'' Race) are the most obvious examples in ''{{Rift}}'', although dwarves also have hints of it.

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* [[HumansByAnyOtherName Mathosians]] and bahmi (the latter also being a Proud ''Artisan'' Race) are the most obvious examples in ''{{Rift}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'', although dwarves also have hints of it.
15th Apr '17 1:40:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Worf equivalent in ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'', Dwarf, and his race, the Plingons.

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* The Worf equivalent in ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'', ''WebAnimation/StarWreck'', Dwarf, and his race, the Plingons.
11th Apr '17 6:09:33 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the [[LizardFolk Amal'jaa]], particularly the Brotherhood of the Ash, a small splinter group who find the acts of kidnapping and pillaging their brethren commit for the sake of appeasing the primal Ifrit to be cowardly and weak.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the [[LizardFolk Amal'jaa]], particularly the Brotherhood of the Ash, a small splinter group who find the acts of kidnapping and pillaging their brethren commit for the sake of appeasing the primal Ifrit to be cowardly and weak. In a similar vein, the [[BirdPeople Vanu Vanu]] like to display their brute strength and will use a war dance to scare off weaker enemies.
9th Apr '17 9:44:10 AM nombretomado
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* The vampires from ''RosarioToVampire'' are very much a proud warrior race, to the point that Moka's father once ordered her two older sisters to fight to the death simply to measure Akuha's strength.

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* The vampires from ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' are very much a proud warrior race, to the point that Moka's father once ordered her two older sisters to fight to the death simply to measure Akuha's strength.
5th Apr '17 8:08:44 AM MarsJenkar
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*** The importance of honor in Klingon culture changed over time. Klingons in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and in the associated movies, who are mostly filling the role of designated Federation antagonist, aren't hesitant about winning through guile or outright deceit (the Organian peace caused direct warfare to be less of an option, in any case). The concept of an honorable warrior is a cultural ideal, not a universal cultural truth. The main source of information on Klingon society, Worf - an orphan, raised in a radically different culture from his own, and an officer in a generally Lawful Good military - idealizes and glorifies his original culture. Time and again, we see that Worf is a paragon of Klingon virtue. Nearly every other powerful Klingon fails to live up to that standard of honor
*** Worf is widely considered to be the most uptight, traditional, and humorless Klingon alive. Most other Klingons are much more easygoing and rarely feel bound to follow traditions, and while they still tend to be rough and proud, they can be quite fun and welcoming people to be around. Once, when Worf's humorlessness came up, he said "Klingons do not laugh," but Guinan said that ''Klingons'' laugh plenty, it's ''Worf'' that doesn't. Some of this is because Worf was raised by human foster parents. Though they tried their best to accommodate and encourage him, it could be that his books on Klingon culture had some things wrong, or he's just trying way too hard to be "a true Klingon."

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*** The importance of honor in Klingon culture changed over time. Klingons in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and in the associated movies, who are mostly filling the role of designated Federation antagonist, aren't hesitant about winning through guile or outright deceit (the Organian peace caused direct warfare to be less of an option, in any case). The concept of an honorable warrior is a cultural ideal, not a universal cultural truth. The main source of information on Klingon society, Worf - an orphan, raised in a radically different culture from his own, and an officer in a generally Lawful Good military - idealizes and glorifies his original culture. Time and again, we see that Worf is a paragon of Klingon virtue. Nearly every other powerful Klingon fails to live up to that standard of honor
honor.
*** Worf is widely considered to be the most uptight, traditional, and humorless Klingon alive. Most other Klingons are much more easygoing and rarely feel bound to follow traditions, and while they still tend to be rough and proud, they can be quite fun and welcoming people to be around. Once, when Worf's humorlessness came up, he said "Klingons do not laugh," but Guinan said that ''Klingons'' laugh plenty, it's ''Worf'' that doesn't. Some of this is because Worf was raised by human foster parents. Though they tried their best to accommodate and encourage him, it could be that his books on Klingon culture had some things wrong, or he's just trying way too hard to be "a true Klingon."" (His uptight nature, at least, is later explained as a result of [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength accidentally killing a childhood friend]] during a soccer game, [[MyGreatestFailure which led him to keep his emotions on a short leash afterward]].)
2nd Apr '17 10:54:37 AM gb00393
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** One of the reasons Robb is respected by his fellows is because he's almost always on the frontlines with them and has ample opportunity to show his skill as a fighter to them, in contrast to most other prospective kings in the war, who rarely fight on the front lines.
23rd Mar '17 5:13:29 PM gb00393
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** From the crannogmen in the Neck to the Umbers of Last Hearth, Northmen have this reputation throughout Westeros. This was mostly taken as rumor before the War of Five Kings, as every time Northerners met an enemy outside of their homeland they repeatedly underestimate the Northerners and are crushed. This ranges from escaped wildlings from beyond the Wall to the mountain clans of the Vale to even the Lannister army.

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** From the crannogmen in the Neck to the Umbers of Last Hearth, Northmen have this reputation throughout Westeros. This was mostly taken as rumor before the War of Five Kings, as every time Northerners met an enemy outside of their homeland they repeatedly underestimate the Northerners and are crushed. This ranges from escaped wildlings from beyond the Wall to the mountain clans of the Vale to even the Lannister army. Jaime, Tywin and Varys all observe that the Northerners have shades of this and Ned's one them.
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