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22nd May '16 9:31:22 AM theLibrarian
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** One episode of ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has two bridge officers reciting "Charge of the Light Brigade" as they're approaching a battle in which the Federation fleet is drastically outnumbered.
10th May '16 9:49:48 PM mrnickname
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* Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler of the Green Berets. In adition to his military career he was a singer, a songwriter, an actor and an [[Literature/CascaTheEternalMercenary author.]]
7th May '16 1:35:59 PM Taxima
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Zer0 speaks in Haiku at least half of the time he opens his mouth. Some are beautifully written prose, others... [[SophisticatedAsHell not so much]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Zer0 [=Zer0=] speaks in Haiku at least half of the time he opens his mouth. Some are beautifully written prose, others... [[SophisticatedAsHell not so much]].
20th Apr '16 11:48:08 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Count Jaume is Empire's prime duellist and fine military commander, but also one of Nuevaropa's more famous poets, who's written some works on philosophy.
11th Apr '16 2:02:38 AM Chabal2
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** The Space Marines ''used'' to be encouraged to be this back before the ''Literature/HorusHeresy''. The idea was that one day, they would have conquered everything, and being functionally immortal would have to adapt to lives of peace, so they were advised to study peaceful vocations like literature, art and such. [[ForeverWar Nowadays, this isn't much of a priority anymore.]]

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** The Space Marines ''used'' to be encouraged to be this back before the ''Literature/HorusHeresy''. The idea was that one day, they would have conquered everything, and being functionally immortal would have to adapt to lives of peace, so they were advised to study peaceful vocations like literature, art and such. [[ForeverWar Nowadays, this isn't much of a priority anymore.]]anymore]], though being in a WorldOfHam means they can still exhibit this trope:
--> O Emperor, in wrath rejoicing at bloody wars: fierce and untamed.\\
Whose mighty power doth make the strongest walls from their foundations shake.\\
O Emperor, lord of war, hear this, my warrior's oath.\\
You who are the mightiest of all men. TheParagon. The exemplar. The all-conquering master of Mankind. Make these coming hours of your servant's life full of valour and value.\\
[[ComicBook/DamnationCrusade My sword shall not waver nor my heart weaken. I shall drown the xeno in his own blood. I shall smite glorious ruin upon the heretic. This I swear!]]
8th Apr '16 4:55:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Worf, of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', sometimes.
** Could be said of Klingons in general. They love their opera (tends to be violent) and would love to claim Shakespeare as one of their own.
*** Standard Klingon mating rituals apparently involve the male reading love poetry... while ducking the roaring, clawing female's hurled objects.
** Starfleet officers are like this too in a less flamboyant manner.
*** Jean-Luc Picard in particular exemplifies this trope. "[...]the heart of an explorer and the soul of a poet." He's also in command of his civilization's single most technologically advanced and powerful vessel. While battle for him is a last resort, he is still an imposing tactical and moral presence (particularly his alternate universe self, who personally mans the tactical station when a certain officer is killed). "If the cause is just and honorable, they are prepared to give their lives. Are you prepared to die today, Tomalak?"

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* Worf, of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', sometimes.
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** Could be said of Klingons in general. They love their opera (tends to be violent) and would love to claim Shakespeare as one of their own.
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own. Standard Klingon mating rituals apparently involve the male reading love poetry... while ducking the roaring, clawing female's hurled objects.
** Starfleet officers are like this too in a less flamboyant manner.
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manner. Jean-Luc Picard in particular exemplifies this trope. "[...]the heart of an explorer and the soul of a poet." He's also in command of his civilization's single most technologically advanced and powerful vessel. While battle for him is a last resort, he is still an imposing tactical and moral presence (particularly his alternate universe self, who personally mans the tactical station when a certain officer is killed). "If the cause is just and honorable, they are prepared to give their lives. Are you prepared to die today, Tomalak?"



* G'Kar, of ''Series/BabylonFive'', post-season three epiphany. While he has a difficult time teaching his people, he is highly respected and his book becomes one of their holy books, painstakingly reproduced by hand (complete with a certain circular mark on page 83). Even before his CharacterDevelopment (or rather, early in it), G'Kar was shown to be a devout religious leader amongst his people on the station.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
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G'Kar, of ''Series/BabylonFive'', post-season three epiphany. While he has a difficult time teaching his people, he is highly respected and his book becomes one of their holy books, painstakingly reproduced by hand (complete with a certain circular mark on page 83). Even before his CharacterDevelopment (or rather, early in it), G'Kar was shown to be a devout religious leader amongst his people on the station.



** Other Jaffa have displayed some of these characteristics, but Teal'c and Bra'tac are the prime examples. Most other Jaffa simply fall into the ProudWarriorRaceGuy category.
** Amusingly, despite his philosophical mindset, Teal'c's cultural interests mainly center on [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated cheesy Tau'ri Sci-Fi and Action movies]]. Given that GenreSavvy appears to be a powerful weapon in the StargateVerse, this makes more sense than it might seem.
* The Brunnen-G of ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' are described as "a race of romantic warriors" or "romantic dreamers", who led the rest of humanity to victory against a civilization of planet-sized insects -- all while sporting beehive hairdos and dazzlingly intricate rainbow-colored bodysuits. (Curiously, the only Brunnen-G poet we meet, Poet Man, is a non-conformist who wears drab, colorless clothes and a plain hairstyle.)

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* ''{{Series/Lexx}}'':
** Other Jaffa have displayed some of these characteristics, but Teal'c and Bra'tac are the prime examples. Most other Jaffa simply fall into the ProudWarriorRaceGuy category.
** Amusingly, despite his philosophical mindset, Teal'c's cultural interests mainly center on [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated cheesy Tau'ri Sci-Fi and Action movies]]. Given that GenreSavvy appears to be a powerful weapon in the StargateVerse, this makes more sense than it might seem.
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The Brunnen-G of ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' are described as "a race of romantic warriors" or "romantic dreamers", who led the rest of humanity to victory against a civilization of planet-sized insects -- all while sporting beehive hairdos and dazzlingly intricate rainbow-colored bodysuits. (Curiously, the only Brunnen-G poet we meet, Poet Man, is a non-conformist who wears drab, colorless clothes and a plain hairstyle.)



** Not necessarily. It could be said that this is how the character Stephen Colbert sees himself: valiant, but also intelligent and refined, while still placing valor before strict reasoning (i.e. his frequent references to "gut" thinking) all of which are common traits of warrior poets. The humor comes in to play because he's actually boorish, bigoted, and fears things such as bears and "Threats to My Heterosexuality."
* Spike, from ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was a poet before he became a vampire, and found himself with the nickname "William the Bloody" because his poetry was so ''bloody awful''. He spends most of the series as either a big tough bad guy or trying to deny his HeelFaceTurn. In the final episode of ''Angel'', however, he spends his last evening before the FinalBattle drinking and talking big -- acting as if he's trying to start a bar-brawl -- but it's all to work up his courage to get up and read his poetry to the audience at the bar.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Not necessarily. It could be said that this is how the character Stephen Colbert sees himself: valiant, but also intelligent and refined, while still placing valor before strict reasoning (i.e. his frequent references to "gut" thinking) all of which are common traits of warrior poets. The humor comes in to play because he's actually boorish, bigoted, and fears things such as bears and "Threats to My Heterosexuality."
* Spike, from ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''
Spike was a poet before he became a vampire, and found himself with the nickname "William the Bloody" because his poetry was so ''bloody awful''. He spends most of the series as either a big tough bad guy or trying to deny his HeelFaceTurn. In the final episode of ''Angel'', however, he spends his last evening before the FinalBattle drinking and talking big -- acting as if he's trying to start a bar-brawl -- but it's all to work up his courage to get up and read his poetry to the audience at the bar.



* Hawk from ''SpencerForHire'' and ''AManCalledHawk'' certainly qualify. He plays the Mbila, plays an excellent game of chess and often waxes philosophical with his [[MentorArchetype mentor]], all while fighting crime, {{Shaft}} style. Did I mention he's played by [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Capt. Sisko]] himself, Avery Brooks?

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* Hawk from ''SpencerForHire'' ''Series/SpencerForHire'' and ''AManCalledHawk'' ''Series/AManCalledHawk'' certainly qualify. He plays the Mbila, plays an excellent game of chess and often waxes philosophical with his [[MentorArchetype mentor]], all while fighting crime, {{Shaft}} style. Did I mention he's played by [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Capt. Sisko]] himself, Avery Brooks?
6th Apr '16 10:52:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wallace from ''SinCity'' is a soft-spoken, intelligent, and highly philosoiphical man... who can kill you in 90 different ways... after making the most polite warning you've ever heard.

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* Wallace from ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is a soft-spoken, intelligent, and highly philosoiphical man... who can kill you in 90 different ways... after making the most polite warning you've ever heard.
1st Apr '16 12:39:17 PM edmiborn
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* In {{Dungeons and Dragons}}, the Bard class generally fills this archetype.
1st Apr '16 12:36:29 PM edmiborn
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*Likewise, Hamilton's opponent UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson was an intellectual of renown who, while not a military officer, also saw a bit of combat during the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution and afterward.
1st Apr '16 10:58:06 AM AetherMaster
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** The kunoichi Kagero from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' enjoys painting and tea ceremonies in her free time and she even has her own art studio.
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