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8th Jan '17 9:51:22 AM nombretomado
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* From the ''IronKingdoms'' RPG and ''Warmachine'' tabletop strategy game's shared [[TheVerse 'verse]] comes Orsus Zoktavir, the Butcher of Khardov. Complete and utter patriotic nutcase, who got his name when he ordered his men to attack secessionists in a village near the fortress of Boarsgate. The soldiers weren't all too keen to attack unarmed civilians, so he killed them and the locals by himself. [[ICallItVera With an axe he calls Lola.]]

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* From the ''IronKingdoms'' ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' RPG and ''Warmachine'' tabletop strategy game's shared [[TheVerse 'verse]] comes Orsus Zoktavir, the Butcher of Khardov. Complete and utter patriotic nutcase, who got his name when he ordered his men to attack secessionists in a village near the fortress of Boarsgate. The soldiers weren't all too keen to attack unarmed civilians, so he killed them and the locals by himself. [[ICallItVera With an axe he calls Lola.]]
25th Dec '16 9:16:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Megalania prisca'', a giant extinct monitor lizard, has a genus name that was at first thought to mean "Giant butcher". However, it turns out that the name actually means "Giant wanderer". Shame, because the former meaning sounds much more fitting for such a {{Badass}} animal.

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* ''Megalania prisca'', a giant extinct monitor lizard, has a genus name that was at first thought to mean "Giant butcher". However, it turns out that the name actually means "Giant wanderer". Shame, because the former meaning sounds much more fitting for such a {{Badass}} badass animal.
24th Dec '16 11:47:40 AM nombretomado
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* If you want to take the "evil path" through ''{{Arcanum}}: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura'', you have to prove your dedication to the villains' cause by utterly slaughtering the town of Stillwater. Doing this will award you a new karma title, "The Butcher of Stillwater".

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* If you want to take the "evil path" through ''{{Arcanum}}: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura'', ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', you have to prove your dedication to the villains' cause by utterly slaughtering the town of Stillwater. Doing this will award you a new karma title, "The Butcher of Stillwater".
24th Dec '16 10:29:12 AM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}'', protagonist Major Tanis Richards is known in Sol as the "Butcher of Toro", but it's indicated early on that it's undeserved. [[spoiler:After leaving Sol on a colony ship, she tells the real story of Toro to her LoveInterest. She was investigating a CultColony, discovered the cult leader had turned everyone on the planet into NighInvulnerable mindless monsters with BioAugmentation, and was forced to order an OrbitalBombardment that destroyed the entire dwarf planet. The circumstances were then covered up for political reasons and she had to take the fall.]]
9th Dec '16 3:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by pro-life aliens. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness''.

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* The film ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong pro-life aliens.aliens]]. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness''.
9th Dec '16 3:31:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by pro-life aliens. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''The Whisperer in Darkness''.

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* The film ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by pro-life aliens. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''The Whisperer in Darkness''.''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness''.
9th Dec '16 3:27:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Hitch}}'', the ancestor of a main character is called "The Butcher" for the usual reason. Hitch thought he was just an ordinary butcher and is distressed when the descendant bursts into tears at the mention of his name.
* The film ''{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by pro-life aliens. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''The Whisperer in Darkness''.
* Played with in conversation and ultimately [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the film ''Tigerland''.

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* In ''{{Hitch}}'', ''Film/{{Hitch}}'', the ancestor of a main character is called "The Butcher" for the usual reason. Hitch thought he was just an ordinary butcher and is distressed when the descendant bursts into tears at the mention of his name.
* The film ''{{Necronomicon}}'' ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' (which tries to be an {{anthology}} of Creator/HPLovecraft stuff but [[InNameOnly has very little to do]] with anything he wrote) has an episode that starts with cops tracking a SerialKiller called the Butcher, but then the story gets hijacked by pro-life aliens. Apparently, the story was meant to be an adaptation of ''The Whisperer in Darkness''.
* Played with in conversation and ultimately [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the film ''Tigerland''.''Film/{{Tigerland}}''.



* Subverted in ''TheGunsOfNavarone''. A team member known as "The Butcher of Barcelona" is actually [[ShellShockedVeteran burnt out after years of killing]] and gets killed himself when he hesitates to kill an enemy.

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* Subverted in ''TheGunsOfNavarone''.''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''. A team member known as "The Butcher of Barcelona" is actually [[ShellShockedVeteran burnt out after years of killing]] and gets killed himself when he hesitates to kill an enemy.
9th Dec '16 3:26:39 AM Morgenthaler
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Want to make sure everyone knows exactly how bad your {{Badass}} is? Or how crazy your AxCrazy gets? Add "The Butcher" onto his name. Butchers hack up meat all day and are always surrounded by blood and gore, so they must be [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast violent, scary people]], right? You'll certainly never see "The Baker" or "The Candlestick Maker" used this way, we guarantee.

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Want to make sure everyone knows exactly how bad your {{Badass}} badass is? Or how crazy your AxCrazy gets? Add "The Butcher" onto his name. Butchers hack up meat all day and are always surrounded by blood and gore, so they must be [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast violent, scary people]], right? You'll certainly never see "The Baker" or "The Candlestick Maker" used this way, we guarantee.



*** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasidemonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary {{Badass}}ery.

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*** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasidemonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary {{Badass}}ery.badassery.



* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' when you finish a mission you get a description of the results of it which are better and more {{Badass}} if you finish under par time. If you finish the Soviet mission in France to ''turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant [[ShockandAwe Tesla Coil]]'' electrocuting men and destroying buildings around it under par time, it states that they fear your command more than Soviet Tanks and that you are known as The Butcher.

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' when you finish a mission you get a description of the results of it which are better and more {{Badass}} badass if you finish under par time. If you finish the Soviet mission in France to ''turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant [[ShockandAwe Tesla Coil]]'' electrocuting men and destroying buildings around it under par time, it states that they fear your command more than Soviet Tanks and that you are known as The Butcher.



* ''Megalania prisca'', a [[{{Badass}} giant extinct monitor lizard]], has a genus name that was at first thought to mean "Giant butcher". However, it turns out that the name actually means "Giant wanderer". Shame, because the former meaning sounds much more fitting for such a {{Badass}} animal.

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* ''Megalania prisca'', a [[{{Badass}} giant extinct monitor lizard]], lizard, has a genus name that was at first thought to mean "Giant butcher". However, it turns out that the name actually means "Giant wanderer". Shame, because the former meaning sounds much more fitting for such a {{Badass}} animal.
28th Oct '16 9:07:30 PM MrNickelodeon
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* At Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream event in 2013, one of the members of the sinister group, "The 13", was simply named, "The Butcher".
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24th Oct '16 6:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, the MagnificentBastard extraordinaire from ''GangsOfNewYork''. Bill runs his gang from his butcher shop and uses his skill with knives to his advantage in gang rumbles. He even tutors the art of knife-fighting using a suspended pig carcass.

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* Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, the MagnificentBastard extraordinaire from ''GangsOfNewYork''.''Film/GangsOfNewYork''. Bill runs his gang from his butcher shop and uses his skill with knives to his advantage in gang rumbles. He even tutors the art of knife-fighting using a suspended pig carcass.



* Bill "the Butcher" Cutting in ''GangsOfNewYork'' is based on Bill "the Butcher" Poole, a real gang-leader of the era and a butcher by trade.

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* Bill "the Butcher" Cutting in ''GangsOfNewYork'' ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' is based on Bill "the Butcher" Poole, a real gang-leader of the era and a butcher by trade.
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