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3rd Apr '18 12:56:18 PM Ninamarie124
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** The Bard is joined by the very similar Skald in ''{{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}'', though the Skald is more combative and their songs cause berserk rage rather than the bonuses a bard provides.

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** The Bard is joined by the very similar Skald in ''{{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', though the Skald is more combative and their songs cause berserk rage rather than the bonuses a bard provides.
18th Jan '18 2:57:24 PM reddragon32145
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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has [[HeroAntagonist Almorava of Smyrna]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes The Wandering Bard]]. An Ashuran hero who joins The Lone Swordsman's party before the rebellion begins in southern Callow. Ridiculously dressed, constantly throwing back enough alcohol to kill a herd of livestock and a less-than-competent musician and singer, The Bard at first appears to be little more than comic relief. The jury's still out on how much of her silliness is an act, but there's certainly more to Almorava of Smyrna than meets the eye. She has the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] that is the hallmark of her profession, with an understanding of the workings of fate rivaled only by the [[TheBlackKnight Black]] [[MagnificentBastard Knight]]. She has a tendency to appear (literally) whenever anything particularly plot-relevant is going on; no matter how much violence is directed her way she always manages to escape just in time; she seems to know intimate details of events she should be far too young to have witnessed and if nothing else, her liver must be superhuman. [[spoiler: The epilogue of Book 2 reveals that The Wandering Bard is actually some kind of body-hopping immortal entity that has lived since long before elves arrived on Calernia. The precise nature of this entity is still mysterious but it seems to always exist as a storytelling-based Name and although it switches bodies and identities it retains all of it's memories. It's also apparently scary enough to bully the [[OurElvesAreBetter Forever King]]. At the conclusion of Book 2 Almorava of Smyrna dies (apparently of alcohol poisoning) and the name passes on to a new host named Aoede of Nicae.]]

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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has [[HeroAntagonist Almorava of Smyrna]], Symra]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes The Wandering Bard]]. An Ashuran hero who joins The Lone Swordsman's party before the rebellion begins in southern Callow. Ridiculously dressed, constantly throwing back enough alcohol to kill a herd of livestock and a less-than-competent musician and singer, The Bard at first appears to be little more than comic relief. The jury's still out on how much of her silliness is an act, but there's certainly more to Almorava of Smyrna Symra than meets the eye. She has the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] that is the hallmark of her profession, with an understanding of the workings of fate rivaled only by the [[TheBlackKnight Black]] [[MagnificentBastard Knight]]. She has a tendency to appear (literally) whenever anything particularly plot-relevant is going on; no matter how much violence is directed her way she always manages to escape just in time; she seems to know intimate details of events she should be far too young to have witnessed and if nothing else, her liver must be superhuman. [[spoiler: The epilogue of Book 2 reveals that The Wandering Bard is actually some kind of body-hopping immortal entity that has lived since long before elves arrived on Calernia. The precise nature of this entity is still mysterious but it seems to always exist as a storytelling-based Name and although it switches bodies and identities it retains all of it's memories. It's also apparently scary enough to bully the [[OurElvesAreBetter Forever King]]. At the conclusion of Book 2 Almorava of Smyrna Symra dies (apparently of alcohol poisoning) and the name passes on to a new host named Aoede of Nicae.]]
13th Jan '18 5:47:54 PM reddragon32145
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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has The Wandering Bard, aka Almorava of Symra. An Ashuran hero who joins The Lone Swordsman's party before the rebellion begins in southern Callow. Ridiculously dressed, constantly throwing back enough alcohol to kill a herd of livestock and a less-than-competent musician and singer, The Bard at first appears to be little more than comic relief. The jury's still out on how much of her silliness is an act, but there's certainly more to Almorava of Smyrna than meets the eye. She has the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] that is the hallmark of her profession, with an understanding of the workings of fate rivaled only by the Black Knight. She has a tendency to appear (literally) whenever anything particularly plot-relevant is going on; no matter how much violence is directed her way she always manages to escape just in time; she seems to know intimate details of events she should be far too young to have witnessed and if nothing else, her liver must be superhuman. [[spoiler: The epilogue of Book 2 reveals that The Wandering Bard is actually some kind of body-hopping immortal entity that has lived since long before elves arrived on Calernia. The precise nature of this entity is still mysterious but it seems to always exist as a storytelling-based Name and although it switches bodies and identities it retains all of it's memories. It's also apparently scary enough to bully the Forever King. At the conclusion of Book 2 Almorava of Smyrna dies (apparently of alcohol poisoning) and the name passes on to a new host named Aoede of Nicae.]]

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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has [[HeroAntagonist Almorava of Smyrna]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes The Wandering Bard, aka Almorava of Symra.Bard]]. An Ashuran hero who joins The Lone Swordsman's party before the rebellion begins in southern Callow. Ridiculously dressed, constantly throwing back enough alcohol to kill a herd of livestock and a less-than-competent musician and singer, The Bard at first appears to be little more than comic relief. The jury's still out on how much of her silliness is an act, but there's certainly more to Almorava of Smyrna than meets the eye. She has the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] that is the hallmark of her profession, with an understanding of the workings of fate rivaled only by the Black Knight.[[TheBlackKnight Black]] [[MagnificentBastard Knight]]. She has a tendency to appear (literally) whenever anything particularly plot-relevant is going on; no matter how much violence is directed her way she always manages to escape just in time; she seems to know intimate details of events she should be far too young to have witnessed and if nothing else, her liver must be superhuman. [[spoiler: The epilogue of Book 2 reveals that The Wandering Bard is actually some kind of body-hopping immortal entity that has lived since long before elves arrived on Calernia. The precise nature of this entity is still mysterious but it seems to always exist as a storytelling-based Name and although it switches bodies and identities it retains all of it's memories. It's also apparently scary enough to bully the [[OurElvesAreBetter Forever King.King]]. At the conclusion of Book 2 Almorava of Smyrna dies (apparently of alcohol poisoning) and the name passes on to a new host named Aoede of Nicae.]]
11th Jan '18 2:02:24 PM reddragon32145
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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has The Wandering Bard, aka Almorava of Symra. An Ashuran hero who joins The Lone Swordsman's party before the rebellion begins in southern Callow. Ridiculously dressed, constantly throwing back enough alcohol to kill a herd of livestock and a less-than-competent musician and singer, The Bard at first appears to be little more than comic relief. The jury's still out on how much of her silliness is an act, but there's certainly more to Almorava of Smyrna than meets the eye. She has the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] that is the hallmark of her profession, with an understanding of the workings of fate rivaled only by the Black Knight. She has a tendency to appear (literally) whenever anything particularly plot-relevant is going on; no matter how much violence is directed her way she always manages to escape just in time; she seems to know intimate details of events she should be far too young to have witnessed and if nothing else, her liver must be superhuman. [[spoiler: The epilogue of Book 2 reveals that The Wandering Bard is actually some kind of body-hopping immortal entity that has lived since long before elves arrived on Calernia. The precise nature of this entity is still mysterious but it seems to always exist as a storytelling-based Name and although it switches bodies and identities it retains all of it's memories. It's also apparently scary enough to bully the Forever King. At the conclusion of Book 2 Almorava of Smyrna dies (apparently of alcohol poisoning) and the name passes on to a new host named Aoede of Nicae.]]
21st Nov '17 7:34:47 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Bumblebee and Jazz share this role in the {{Transformers}} FanFic ''FanFic/ThingsWeDontTellHumans''.

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* Bumblebee and Jazz share this role in the {{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' FanFic ''FanFic/ThingsWeDontTellHumans''.



* Geoffrey Chaucer is a hilarious one in ''Film/AKnightsTale''

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* Geoffrey Chaucer is a hilarious one in ''Film/AKnightsTale''
''Film/AKnightsTale''.



** The Bard is joined by the very similar Skald in {{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}, though the Skald is more combative and their songs cause berserk rage rather than the bonuses a bard provides.
** Several different variations of skald (see the real-life entry) as a class or variant have cropped up over the editions of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. Usually they are better at a stand-up fight than an ordinary bard but lose out on the broad skillbase, magic or both.

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** The Bard is joined by the very similar Skald in {{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}, ''{{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}'', though the Skald is more combative and their songs cause berserk rage rather than the bonuses a bard provides.
** Several different variations of skald (see the real-life entry) as a class or variant have cropped up over the editions of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Usually they are better at a stand-up fight than an ordinary bard but lose out on the broad skillbase, magic or both.



* Historically, William Shakespeare was known for his title as "The Bard of Avon."

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* Historically, William Shakespeare Creator/WilliamShakespeare was known for his title as "The Bard of Avon."



* Homer of Literature/TheIliad and Literature/TheOdyssey has been portrayed as a blind bard. The classical era certainly had an extensive oral poetic tradition.

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* Homer of Literature/TheIliad ''Literature/TheIliad'' and Literature/TheOdyssey ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' has been portrayed as a blind bard. The classical era certainly had an extensive oral poetic tradition.
6th Nov '17 8:00:08 AM DarkStorm
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SpoonyBard is a subtrope of this, while TheStoryteller is a supertrope. See also WanderingMinstrel.

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SpoonyBard is a subtrope of this, while TheStoryteller is a supertrope. See also WanderingMinstrel.
26th Aug '17 5:45:25 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Jester from ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' fulfills this role in the FantasyCharacterClasses line-up, being a MagicMusic user who buffs and stress heals his allies with his lute. While he isn't a storyteller or very poetic, he also stress heals his teammates with a few good jokes and laughs. Unless he crossed the DespairEventHorizon, of course.
10th Jul '17 12:24:24 AM DariusAngel
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Kass, a Rito who wanders the world with his accordion and will recite poems to Link, which are hints on how to reveal hidden shrines in the area. [[spoiler: His reason for doing so was due to his teacher's final request, who wanted to aid Link in the future when he woke up from his ressurection years later.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Kass, a Rito who wanders the world with his accordion and will recite poems to Link, which are hints on how to reveal hidden shrines in the area. [[spoiler: His reason for doing so was due to his teacher's final request, who wanted to aid Link in the future when he woke up from his ressurection resurrection years later.]]
5th Jun '17 6:38:34 PM WillKeaton
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* Elan from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', as seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0004.html this scene from early in the comic]].

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* Elan from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', as seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0004.html this scene from early in the comic]].comic.]]
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