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18th Sep '17 8:37:52 PM ultimomant
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* Pompey the Great's father was known as "The Butcher" in Latin, and Pompey the Great himself was known as "Kid Butcher" when he was younger. He adopted "Magnus" later.

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* Pompey the Great's UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat's father was known as "The Butcher" in Latin, and Pompey the Great himself was known as "Kid Butcher" when he was younger. He adopted "Magnus" later.
20th Aug '17 4:59:51 PM BattleMaster
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* Shrikes, a type of songbird notorious for their habit of [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewering their prey on thorns]], are also known as "butcher birds."

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* Shrikes, a type of songbird notorious for their habit of [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewering their prey on thorns]], thorns]] (typically small lizards and rodents), are also known as "butcher birds."birds" because of this: it's said to resemble a butcher hanging a carcass to cut meat from it.
20th Aug '17 4:58:10 PM BattleMaster
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsupial_lion marsupial lion]], ''Thylacoleo carnifex'', whose name means "pouched lion butcher" and was one of the largest marsupial predators to ever live.
20th Aug '17 4:52:31 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' has the CluelessDetective Manzo the Saw who isn't particularly violent or competent. He's a parody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_Itami Hanzo the Razor]], who did some pretty squicky things, but wasn't particularly bloodthirsty either.

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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' has the CluelessDetective Manzo the Saw who isn't particularly violent or competent.competent: the nickname comes from the fact that he doesn't bother to take care of his sword, so the blade is jagged and dull. He's a parody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_Itami Hanzo the Razor]], who did some pretty squicky things, but wasn't particularly bloodthirsty either.
19th Aug '17 8:41:18 PM Aesteluna
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* ''Series/BrooklyNineNine'' has Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis, an "A-list mobster" and one of the show's more serious villains.

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* ''Series/BrooklyNineNine'' ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' has Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis, an "A-list mobster" and one of the show's more serious villains.
25th Jul '17 5:24:22 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': Bayban the Butcher in the episode "City at the Edge of the World".

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': Bayban the Butcher in the episode "City at the Edge of the World". As there's a RunningGag over Bayban being obsessed about his notoriety as a criminal, he probably chose the moniker himself.
23rd Jul '17 7:55:37 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/BabyDriver'' features an ArmsDealer called The Butcher, who describes the weapons he sells as though they were cuts of pork.
11th Jul '17 4:07:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/BrooklyNineNine'' has Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis, an "A-list mobster" and one of the show's more serious villains.
9th Jul '17 10:23:42 AM nombretomado
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* Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris, commander of the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command during WorldWarTwo, was nicknamed "Butcher" Harris by airmen for his seeming indifference to aircrew losses. The press nicknamed him "Bomber" Harris for his enthusiastic support of strategic heavy bombing. The "Butcher" nickname had nothing to do with the losses the Germans suffered, which were extensive.

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* Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris, commander of the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command during WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, was nicknamed "Butcher" Harris by airmen for his seeming indifference to aircrew losses. The press nicknamed him "Bomber" Harris for his enthusiastic support of strategic heavy bombing. The "Butcher" nickname had nothing to do with the losses the Germans suffered, which were extensive.
8th Jul '17 12:34:52 PM nombretomado
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* On TheOtherWiki, the title "Butcher of the Balkans" leads to ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher_of_the_Balkans a disambiguation page]]'', because of how many different people have held that title. The most famous of them, the late Slobodan Milosevic, was also known as "The Butcher of Belgrade."

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* On TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the title "Butcher of the Balkans" leads to ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher_of_the_Balkans a disambiguation page]]'', because of how many different people have held that title. The most famous of them, the late Slobodan Milosevic, was also known as "The Butcher of Belgrade."
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