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4th May '17 1:28:29 PM CynicalBastardo
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* Witch Hunter is a premade character class in both ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. In their description, it's noted that their purpose is to combat cults and necromancers. In gameplay terms, their skills gravitate towards being a MageMarksman, taking elements from the archer and thief classes and the schools of destruction, conjuration and mysticism.
24th Mar '17 6:09:44 PM Dravencour
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* HanselAndGretel grew up to be ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters''. How fitting!

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* HanselAndGretel grew up to be ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters''. How fitting!They are heroic slayers of evil witches, though it is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel's mother was a White Witch, a trait which she passed on to Gretel]].



* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', this is, as you may guess from the title, Kaulder's job, although he's far cry from KnightTemplar his kind is stereotyped to be.

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* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', this is, as you may guess from the title, Kaulder's job, although he's far cry from the KnightTemplar that his kind is stereotyped to be.
11th Mar '17 10:15:42 PM TheDocCC
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* Following in the steps of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and Robert E. Howard, Paizo Publishing's ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' now [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/inquisitor features an Inquisitor class]]. The iconic Inquisitor could look more like this trope better without a burning heretic at her feet, though in personality and outlook she is a far cry from the stereotyped angry witch hunter and more of a kind-hearted scholar who happens to engage in the grim business of monster-hunting. The Inquistor class even has an archetype (class variant) ''called'' Witch Hunter, who drops some of the Inquisitor's abilities to counter beasts and discerning lies and alignments for abilities aimed at arcane spellcasters.

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* Following in the steps of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and Robert E. Howard, Paizo Publishing's ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' now [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/inquisitor features an Inquisitor class]]. The iconic Inquisitor could only look more like this trope better without with a burning heretic at her feet, though in personality and outlook she is a far cry from the stereotyped angry witch hunter and more of a kind-hearted scholar who happens to engage in the grim business of monster-hunting. The Inquistor class even has an archetype (class variant) ''called'' Witch Hunter, who drops some of the Inquisitor's abilities to counter beasts and discerning lies and alignments for abilities aimed at arcane spellcasters.
11th Mar '17 10:15:04 PM TheDocCC
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* Following in the steps of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and Robert E. Howard, Paizo Publishing's ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' now [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/inquisitor features an Inquisitor class]]. The iconic Inquisitor could not fit this trope better without a burning heretic at her feet. The Inquistor class even has an archetype (class variant) ''called'' Witch Hunter, who drops some of the Inquisitor's abilities to counter beasts and discerning lies and alignments for abilities aimed at arcane spellcasters.

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* Following in the steps of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and Robert E. Howard, Paizo Publishing's ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' now [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/inquisitor features an Inquisitor class]]. The iconic Inquisitor could not fit look more like this trope better without a burning heretic at her feet.feet, though in personality and outlook she is a far cry from the stereotyped angry witch hunter and more of a kind-hearted scholar who happens to engage in the grim business of monster-hunting. The Inquistor class even has an archetype (class variant) ''called'' Witch Hunter, who drops some of the Inquisitor's abilities to counter beasts and discerning lies and alignments for abilities aimed at arcane spellcasters.
11th Mar '17 10:05:03 PM TheDocCC
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* ''VideoGame/TheEndTimesVermintide'' features Viktor Saltzpyre, a classic Warhammer witch hunter. He captured one of the characters in the game and hired the other as a mercenary to help guard her, meaning his witch hunting is responsible for three of the five heroes being in town when the action in the game commences.
11th Mar '17 6:06:56 PM TheDocCC
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* The game Witch Hunter: The Invisible World (now in its second edition) is a horror game set in an alternative earth that can best be called a SolomonKane story with less sexism, racism, and cultural superiority. Witch Hunters are individuals from any place that have learned secrets once woven into the Seal of Solomon. They use this to fight against supernatural terrors that serve the Adversary, a cosmic evil being (or group) whose identity is unknown (most Witch Hunters equate him the Adversary the BigBad of their religion, hence the name the Adversary). Since the core rulebook focuses on Europe and the Americas in the 17th century, most Witch Hunters will be a walking embodiment of this trope. The remainder are this trope only seen through the culture they come from. For example, imagine this trope, only the hunter happens to be from the Ottoman Empire. With a little work, your Witch Hunters are this trope in [[RecycledInSpace any pre-Industrial time and culture]].
28th Feb '17 10:22:09 AM Chabal2
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* Subverted in ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'': The local Witch Hunter (Repurgateur, the term used in the French translation of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'') is a complete and utter dumbass and the epitome of ActivistFundamentalistAntics who tries to set fire to anyone he disagrees with (pagans, magic users, heretics, women, KingArthur...). In the pilot, he suffers a minor brain freeze when Arthur points out that his sword is magical (and thus heretical) before trying to have Arthur burned, and ends up tied at his own stake. His final appearance has him declare he's become a paladin, demand Arthur's sword, and prove himself incapable of defeating the village idiot in a swordfight.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': [[Characters/Warhammer40000Inquisition The Holy Orders of the Emperor's Inquisition]] have three branches devoted to hunting daemons (Ordo Malleus), heretics (Ordo Hereticus), and aliens (Ordo Xenos), each of which has a militant arm: the Grey Knights (an entire chapter of psychic SpaceMarines), the Sisters of Battle (an AmazonBrigade that [[KillItWithFire loves burning witches and heretics]]), and the Deathwatch (a corps of expert Space Marines from various chapters). The Inquisition in general is closest to the traditional "witch hunter".

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': [[Characters/Warhammer40000Inquisition The Holy Orders of the Emperor's Inquisition]] have three branches devoted to hunting daemons (Ordo Malleus), heretics (Ordo Hereticus), and aliens (Ordo Xenos), each of which has a militant arm: the Grey Knights (an entire chapter of psychic SpaceMarines), the Sisters of Battle (an AmazonBrigade that [[KillItWithFire loves burning witches and heretics]]), and the Deathwatch (a corps of expert Space Marines from various chapters). The Inquisition in general is closest to the traditional "witch hunter".hunter", down to the longcoat and hat.
22nd Feb '17 5:32:33 AM Kakai
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* The Hell-bards of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' are an elite unit whose job is hunting down witches who didn't register with the government or committed a crime.
21st Feb '17 9:31:57 AM NottellingYou
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** Over the course of the series, Harry develops a reputation in the supernatural community as a thug who [[spoiler: occasionally murders gods and talks flippantly to angels]], and because they don't know most of the details of the cases or [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understand his motivation]], they default to a view of him much like this trope.

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** Over the course of the series, Harry develops a reputation in the supernatural community as a thug who [[spoiler: occasionally [[spoiler:occasionally murders gods and talks flippantly to angels]], and because they don't know most of the details of the cases or [[BlueAndOrangeMorality have the ability to understand his motivation]], they default to a view of him much like this trope.
21st Feb '17 9:30:51 AM NottellingYou
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* Within the ''Literature/{TheDresdenFiles}'', wizards and witches view the [[MagicKnight Wardens]] somewhere between cops, witch hunters, and the bogeyman. Even Harry Dresden, a magical heavyweight as wizards reckon these things, has nightmares about them.

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* Within the ''Literature/{TheDresdenFiles}'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', wizards and witches view the [[MagicKnight Wardens]] somewhere between cops, witch hunters, and the bogeyman. Even Harry Dresden, a magical heavyweight as wizards reckon these things, has nightmares about them.
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