History Main / WarElephants

5th Apr '17 12:07:36 AM YummyHumble
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[[caption-width-right:350: How do you stop an elephant from charging? ''You don't.''(unless you'really She-Hulk)]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: How do you stop an elephant from charging? ''You don't.''(unless you'really you're She-Hulk)]]



* In Kurt Busiek and George Perez' run on ''ComicBook/Avengers'', Sonja's nemesis Kulan Gath transmutes a couple of tanks into war elephants and they nearly trample Iron Man before he is saved by team mate Triathlon. She-Hulk tells them "Back off, Jumbo" and flattens one with a punch while swinging the other one through the air by its trunk. Even war elephants don't stand a chance against the Emerald Amazon.

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* In Kurt Busiek and George Perez' run on ''ComicBook/Avengers'', Sonja's nemesis Kulan Gath transmutes a couple of tanks into war elephants and they nearly trample Iron Man IronMan before he is saved by team mate Triathlon. She-Hulk SheHulk tells them "Back off, Jumbo" and flattens one with a punch while swinging the other one through the air by its trunk. Even war elephants don't stand a chance against the Emerald Amazon.
4th Apr '17 2:37:10 PM YummyHumble
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[[caption-width-right:350: How do you stop an elephant from charging? ''You don't.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: How do you stop an elephant from charging? ''You don't.'']]
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* In Kurt Busiek and George Perez' run on ''ComicBook/Avengers'', Sonja's nemesis Kulan Gath transmutes a couple of tanks into war elephants and they nearly trample Iron Man before he is saved by team mate Triathlon. She-Hulk tells them "Back off, Jumbo" and flattens one with a punch while swinging the other one through the air by its trunk. Even war elephants don't stand a chance against the Emerald Amazon.
4th Mar '17 4:10:15 PM Katsuhagi
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* These are apparently the types of "Elephants" referred to in the song of the same name by Music/ThemCrookedVultures, since the lyrics specifically refer to "Lepers riding atop pachyderms full of germs."
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10th Feb '17 2:30:41 PM JackG
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* In ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novel "Tiger War", Mack Bolan has to defend a village from a punitive expedition sent to punish them for aiding Bolan. He waits for the column to move past, then charges an elephant (used by the villagers for carrying logs) up their rear, panicking the soldiers and causing them to flee to the sides of the trail where the villagers have placed punji sticks. One of the villains shoots the mahout, where upon the elephant rips off the man's limbs and tramples him underfoot.
17th Jan '17 9:13:34 AM Theriocephalus
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** The book mentions the presence of war mammoths in the freemen's army, ridden by giants.

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** The book mentions Crossing this trope with HorseOfADifferentColor, the presence giants who live north of war the Wall ride woolly mammoths in the freemen's army, ridden by giants.into war like men ride horses. Several mammoth-mounted giants are seen within Mance Rayder's wilding army.



* The orks of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' come closest to this trope with their [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Squiggoth Squiggoths]]; tusked, dinosaur-like beasts fitted with massive bunkers and lightning guns.

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* The orks of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' come closest to this trope with their [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Squiggoth Squiggoths]]; tusked, dinosaur-like beasts fitted with massive bunkers and lightning guns.
28th Dec '16 8:29:07 AM LordXavius
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series has had war elephant units since ''II'', where they were [[FridgeLogic inexplicably available as a result of discovering Polytheism.]] In ''Civ III'' they were the Indians' special unit, replacing Knights but requiring no special resources. In ''Civ IV'' all factions could build them so long as they had a source of ivory, and though slower than horse units they had a combat bonus against them; the Khmer from the ''Beyond the Sword'' expansion had Ballista Elephants as a unique unit, which would specifically target enemy cavalry when attacking a stack. In ''Civ V'' India, Carthage, and Siam get elephants as special units, replacing Chariot Archers, Horsemen, and Knights respectively.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series has had war elephant units since ''II'', where they were [[FridgeLogic inexplicably available as a result of discovering Polytheism.]] ]]
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In ''Civ III'' they were the Indians' special unit, replacing Knights but requiring no special resources. resources.
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In ''Civ IV'' all factions could build them so long as they had a source of ivory, and though slower than horse units they had a combat bonus against them; the Khmer from the ''Beyond the Sword'' expansion had Ballista Elephants as a unique unit, which would specifically target enemy cavalry when attacking a stack. stack.
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In ''Civ V'' India, Carthage, and Siam get elephants as special units, replacing Chariot Archers, Horsemen, and Knights respectively.respectively.
** In ''Civ VI'' India once again gets an elephant-mounted unit, now known as the Varu.
26th Dec '16 9:10:21 AM LordXavius
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* The ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' series uses elephants, in keeping with its historical theme. The first game gives War Elephants (which attack with their tusks), Armored Elephants (an upgrade of War Elephants with improved armor and attacks), and Elephant Archers (where the elephant in question does not attack at all, but the Bowman mounted on its back does). The first game also has wild elephants which can be hunted for food (though strangely, they cannot be domesticated; elephant units simply create a domestic elephant and rider). The Sequel dials back the elephants; they are the unique unit of the Persians, and attack with no rider. The third game grants Indians war elephants.
** Appears in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' as the Egyptian faction's strongest cavalry unit.

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* The ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' series uses elephants, in keeping with its historical theme. theme.
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The first game game]] gives War Elephants (which attack with their tusks), Armored Elephants (an upgrade of War Elephants with improved armor and attacks), and Elephant Archers (where the elephant in question does not attack at all, but the Bowman mounted on its back does). The first game It also has wild elephants which can be hunted for food (though strangely, they cannot be domesticated; elephant units simply create a domestic elephant and rider). rider).
** [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII
The Sequel dials sequel]] dialed back the elephants; they are elephants, having (riderless) War Elephants as the unique unit of the Persians, and attack but eventually introduced more with no rider. The third game grants Indians war elephants.
''The Forgotten'''s Indian Elephant Archers and ''Rise of the Rajas'' that gave its four new factions Battle Elephants (and one of them, the Khmer, a Ballista Elephant as their unique unit).
** Appears in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' has them as the Egyptian faction's strongest cavalry unit.
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.
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