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1st Dec '16 4:38:38 PM Madrugada
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In terms of secondary and minor characters, expect to find at least one DistressedDamsel, plucky slave girl, or Amazon wandering about. If the hero has a companion, he will most likely be a LoveableRogue, a deposed prince, or an ex-[[GladiatorGames gladiator]] or [[SlaveGalley galley slave]]. You can also pretty much bet that an ArtifactOfDoom of some sort will make an appearance. There will certainly be lots of EvilMinions running around for the hero to kill; the most common types are EliteMooks or a HenchmenRace; there may also be a PraetorianGuard or {{giant mook}}s.

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In terms of secondary and minor characters, expect to find at least one DistressedDamsel, plucky slave girl, or Amazon wandering about. If the hero has a companion, he will most likely be a LoveableRogue, a deposed prince, or an ex-[[GladiatorGames gladiator]] or [[SlaveGalley galley slave]]. You can also pretty much bet that an ArtifactOfDoom (or possibly, some SealedEvilInACan) of some sort will make an appearance. There will certainly be lots of EvilMinions running around for the hero to kill; the most common types are EliteMooks or a HenchmenRace; there may also be a PraetorianGuard or {{giant mook}}s.
9th Nov '16 9:18:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'' is a nice homage to the genre, complete with a JackKirby-esque art style.

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* ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'' is a nice homage to the genre, complete with a JackKirby-esque Creator/JackKirby-esque art style.
27th Oct '16 6:28:09 PM Dravencour
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* Averted in {{Berserk}}. Guts is a BarbarianHero who can eat monsters and small armies for breakfast, but he is probably never going to defeat the BigBad or gain any real redemption, because [[YouCantFightFate casuality says otherwise.]]

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* Averted in {{Berserk}}. Guts is a BarbarianHero who can eat monsters and small armies for breakfast, and can take punishment that would kill other humans many times over, but he is probably never going to defeat the BigBad or gain any real redemption, because [[YouCantFightFate casuality causality says otherwise.]]



* The ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' series is a subversion; the first book is a loving homage to John Carter, but as early as the second Tarl is punished for his ThudAndBlunder approach with enslavement, not for the last time. He becomes more of a GuileHero, and very few books contain no combat at all, even in the climax. Also, the prose may be purple, but the text is dense with what could only be called "Anthropology Porn", going well beyond ShownTheirWork and into AuthorAppeal.

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* The ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' series is a subversion; the first book is a loving homage to John Carter, but as early as the second second, Tarl Cabot is punished for his ThudAndBlunder approach with enslavement, not for the last time. He becomes more of a GuileHero, and very few books contain no combat at all, even in the climax. Also, the prose may be purple, but the text is dense with what could only be called "Anthropology Porn", going well beyond ShownTheirWork and into AuthorAppeal. There's also a big undercurrent of male dominance and female submission which gets more and more blatant as the series goes on, to the point of spawning its own BDSM subculture.
22nd Sep '16 7:00:59 AM JamesAustin
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-> ''"[It is] designed to be consumed, enjoyed, and forgotten all at once."''
-->--'''Nathan Rabin''', in his review of ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' for The Onion's A.V. Club
26th Jun '16 7:48:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The Creator/RobertEHoward ''Conan'' stories are Thud and Blunder done decently; ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'' is an excellent example of Thud and Blunder done SoBadItsGood.

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The Creator/RobertEHoward Many of the post-Creator/RobertEHoward ''Conan'' stories are Thud and Blunder done decently; ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'' is an excellent example of Thud and Blunder done SoBadItsGood.
25th Jan '16 4:38:30 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is the post-apocalyptic martial arts version of this, with a heavily-muscled, [[WalkingShirtlessScene frequently shirtless]] hero making mooks explode by the gallon of blood.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is the post-apocalyptic martial arts version of this, with a heavily-muscled, [[WalkingShirtlessScene frequently shirtless]] hero WalkingTheEarth and making mooks explode by the gallon of blood.
25th Jan '16 4:37:18 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is the post-apocalyptic martial arts version of this, with a heavily-muscled, [[WalkingShirtlessScene frequently shirtless]] hero making mooks explode by the gallon of blood.
7th Jan '16 9:45:17 PM Berrenta
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In terms of secondary and minor characters, expect to find at least one DistressedDamsel, plucky slave girl, or Amazon wandering about. If the hero has a companion, he will most likely be a LoveableRogue, a deposed prince, or an ex-[[GladiatorGames gladiator]] or GalleySlave. You can also pretty much bet that an ArtifactOfDoom of some sort will make an appearance. There will certainly be lots of EvilMinions running around for the hero to kill; the most common types are EliteMooks or a HenchmenRace; there may also be a PraetorianGuard or {{giant mook}}s.

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In terms of secondary and minor characters, expect to find at least one DistressedDamsel, plucky slave girl, or Amazon wandering about. If the hero has a companion, he will most likely be a LoveableRogue, a deposed prince, or an ex-[[GladiatorGames gladiator]] or GalleySlave.[[SlaveGalley galley slave]]. You can also pretty much bet that an ArtifactOfDoom of some sort will make an appearance. There will certainly be lots of EvilMinions running around for the hero to kill; the most common types are EliteMooks or a HenchmenRace; there may also be a PraetorianGuard or {{giant mook}}s.
27th Dec '15 4:17:04 PM Jake
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* Cohen the Barbarian and his Silver Horde from the Literature/{{Discworld}} series are best described as an [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] DeconstructiveParody of the trope, the deconstructive elements being most prominent in ''Discworld/TheLastHero''.
20th Nov '15 11:58:41 AM Yora
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* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' in all of its various (books, movies, comics) incarnations. The (many) derivative works draw strongly on the Thud And Blunder elements of the original stories. However, the original pulps {{subverted}} it wherever Howard could sneak a subversion past the radar; Conan wasn't ''just'' a BarbarianHero, but a cunning rogue who, as often as not, survived by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to cut his losses and run like hell]].

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* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' in all Pretty much any adaptation or expansions of its various (books, movies, comics) incarnations. Robert Howard's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian''. The (many) derivative works draw strongly on the Thud And Blunder elements of the actual original stories. However, the original pulps {{subverted}} it wherever Howard could sneak a subversion past the radar; Conan wasn't ''just'' a BarbarianHero, but a cunning rogue who, as often as not, survived by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when stories always tried to cut his losses avoid this and run like hell]].only rarely failed at it.
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