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8th Dec '16 1:32:39 PM Sharlee
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* One of the ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novels includes an armor-wearing warrior rhinoceros, who's as sentient as any other mammal in the Warmlands. An equally-sentient tickbird acts as his squire and companion.
27th Nov '16 8:32:17 AM shawnvw
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* Used in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', as in the books. (see Literature) They have ''eight'' tusks (four of them were small).

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* Used in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', as in the books. (see Literature) They have ''eight'' tusks (four of them were small).small), and are even bigger than in the books.
30th Oct '16 2:43:25 PM Chabal2
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* The Norscans of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' use giant Warp-mutated mammoths.
21st Oct '16 7:49:47 PM RonnieR15
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* ''Literature/MiksMammoth'': Mik uses his mammoth friend Rumm as one to save his tribe from another tribe.
22nd Aug '16 8:10:47 AM Snicka
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* Creator/RudyardKipling once wrote a short story giving the camp-animals archetypical army personalities. The cavalry horse was a gung-ho BloodKnight, the mountain-gun mules were {{Old Soldier}}s, and the siege-gun elephant was a DirtyCoward.

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* Creator/RudyardKipling once wrote a short story giving named "The Queen's Servants", featured in ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', in which he gave the camp-animals archetypical army personalities. The cavalry horse was a gung-ho BloodKnight, the mountain-gun mules were {{Old Soldier}}s, and the siege-gun elephant was a DirtyCoward.
13th Aug '16 4:00:12 PM MarqFJA
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War Elephants are a type of AttackAnimal. Compare the BeastOfBattle and HorseOfADifferentColor.

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War Elephants are a type Subtrope of AttackAnimal. BeastOfBattle. Compare the BeastOfBattle and HorseOfADifferentColor.
17th Jun '16 11:53:35 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'', and ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'', still use the old Elephant piece, though, at least in Xiangqi, their offensive use is limited by their not being allowed to cross over the middle of the board.

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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'', and ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'', still use the old Elephant piece, though, at least in Xiangqi, their offensive use is limited by their not being allowed able to cross over the river in the middle of the board.
17th Jun '16 11:51:45 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'', and ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'', still use the old Elephant piece.

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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'', and ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'', still use the old Elephant piece.piece, though, at least in Xiangqi, their offensive use is limited by their not being allowed to cross over the middle of the board.
13th Jun '16 8:56:43 PM Temmere
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This trope is very much TruthInTelevision; kingdoms in North Africa, the Middle East, and southeastern Asia have weaponized pachyderms at some point in their histories. Elephants are huge, strong, tough, terrifying, and highly trainable animals capable of carrying multiple riders on their backs, whether they be officers wanting a better view of the battlefield, archers, or even artillerymen firing a ballista or cannon from a howdah. However, [[AwesomeButImpractical they could easily panic in battle]], [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard trampling friend or foe]].

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This trope is very much TruthInTelevision; kingdoms in North Africa, the Middle East, and southeastern Asia have weaponized pachyderms at some point in their histories. Elephants are huge, strong, tough, terrifying, and highly trainable animals capable of carrying multiple riders on their backs, whether they be officers wanting a better view of the battlefield, archers, or even artillerymen firing a ballista or cannon from a howdah. Horses were also generally ''terrified'' of them and wouldn't go near them, so a few elephants in front of your army could make enemy cavalry charges useless. However, [[AwesomeButImpractical they could easily panic in battle]], [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard trampling friend or foe]].
29th Apr '16 8:45:21 PM BattleMaster
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* Referenced in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (or at least the animated movie thereof) where one elephant commands the others like a DrillSergeantNasty (except without the swearing) and talks about the medals he earned.

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* Referenced in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (or at least the animated movie thereof) where one elephant commands the others elephants act like a DrillSergeantNasty (except without the swearing) and talks about the medals he earned.heroic ([[IdiotHero if dimwitted]]) British army officers.
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