History Main / WarriorPoet

31st Jan '18 7:34:29 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Seeger Alan Seeger]] is a perfect example, though he was a poet that became a warrior instead of vice versa. He was an aspiring poet that traveled Europe, writing of nature's beauty, up until the start of World War I. When the war broke out he headed to France to join the Foreign Legion, taking up arms to defend the country he loved. He died fighting to retake a village from the Germans, though even after being mortally wounded he continued to cheer on his comrades until he succumbed to his injuries. Gamers will most likely remember him by his poem "I Have A Rendezvous With Death" that was featured in the trailer for ''GearsOfWar 2''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Seeger Alan Seeger]] is a perfect example, though he was a poet that became a warrior instead of vice versa. He was an aspiring poet that traveled Europe, writing of nature's beauty, up until the start of World War I. When the war broke out he headed to France to join the Foreign Legion, taking up arms to defend the country he loved. He died fighting to retake a village from the Germans, though even after being mortally wounded he continued to cheer on his comrades until he succumbed to his injuries. Gamers will most likely remember him by his poem "I Have A Rendezvous With Death" that was featured in the trailer for ''GearsOfWar 2''''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2''
26th Jan '18 11:00:46 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has several. Former marine infantry officer John Rumford is one, with his philosophical and sometimes almost mystical bent, emphasizing virtue, ''Zeitgeist'', eternal truths and [[RealMenLoveJesus Divine Providence]]. Among the Japanese, Captain Yakahashi is also one, though his fatalistic Samurai philosophy looks rather bleak to Western audiences. Neo-Nazi militia leader Halsing offers a villainous example and {{foil}} to Rumford, putting ''Ständestaat'' social ideas and Nietzschean concepts of transcendence in place of Rumford's Jeffersonian-Jacksonian republicanism and Christianity.
8th Jan '18 4:59:24 PM snichols1973
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "I Am Furious (Yellow)" episode when Groundskeeper Willie dukes it out with his FightingIrish rival Groundskeeper Seamus:
-->'''Seamus''': This is your doin', Willy! I'll turn your groin to puddin'!\\
'''Willie''': [[LampshadeHanging Ach! Ya speak like a poet, but ya punch like one too!]]
7th Jan '18 2:48:30 PM nombretomado
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* Väinämöinen in TheKalevala. Not only he is the mightiest poet ever, but his ''kantele'' is made from a jawbone of a giant pike.

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* Väinämöinen in TheKalevala.Literature/TheKalevala. Not only he is the mightiest poet ever, but his ''kantele'' is made from a jawbone of a giant pike.
22nd Dec '17 8:17:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Colossus of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, when written right, is a poetic soul and more than capable warrior.

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* Colossus of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, when written right, is a poetic soul and more than capable warrior.
16th Dec '17 5:16:40 PM Divra
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** Gaheris Rhade drops the trope name when explaining to Tyr what the Nietzscheans should have been but have failed to become.
6th Dec '17 12:44:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Dinobot from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' achieved Warrior Poethood in the episode which ended in his HeroicSacrifice, even managing to be responsible for [[spoiler: the rise of humanity via inspiring the primitive humanoids to defend themselves with the stone axe he created to defend himself at the very end.]] Also, not content with writing his own prose, Dinobot also ripped off a few bits of ''Hamlet'' for use in his dramatic death speech.

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* Dinobot from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' achieved Warrior Poethood in the episode which ended in his HeroicSacrifice, even managing to be responsible for [[spoiler: the rise of humanity via inspiring the primitive humanoids to defend themselves with the stone axe he created to defend himself at the very end.]] end]]. Also, not content with writing his own prose, Dinobot also ripped off a few bits of ''Hamlet'' for use in his dramatic death speech.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote Miguel de Cervantes]], the author of ''Literature/DonQuixote'', was a former soldier who [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_de_Cervantes#Military_service_and_captivity lost a hand]] in Lepanto and was held captive for five years.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote Miguel de Cervantes]], Cervantes,]] the author of ''Literature/DonQuixote'', was a former soldier who [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_de_Cervantes#Military_service_and_captivity lost a hand]] in Lepanto and was held captive for five years.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Davydov Denis Davydov]], a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_de_Quevedo Francisco de Quevedo]], one of Spain's greatest poets and a damn good swordsman.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Davydov Denis Davydov]], Davydov,]] a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_de_Quevedo Francisco de Quevedo]], Quevedo,]] one of Spain's greatest poets and a damn good swordsman.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Golding William Golding]], a [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]] who fought in World War Two and wrote much more than ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Golding William Golding]], Golding,]] a [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]] who fought in World War Two and wrote much more than ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.



* Do artists count? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Vereshchagin Vasily Vereshchagin]], a famous Russian battle painter.

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* Do artists count? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Vereshchagin Vasily Vereshchagin]], Vereshchagin,]] a famous Russian battle painter.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordahl_Grieg Nordahl Grieg]], a ''literal'' warrior poet and journalist. He spent time as a war correspondent during the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, and then served as a soldier in UsefulNotes/TheSecondWorldWar, while writing poems to boost moral in his native country, Norway. To make the claim of the title even more just, Grieg was shot down on a reconnaisance flight over Berlin in December 1943. His final resting place was a mystery for over sixty years.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordahl_Grieg Nordahl Grieg]], Grieg,]] a ''literal'' warrior poet and journalist. He spent time as a war correspondent during the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, and then served as a soldier in UsefulNotes/TheSecondWorldWar, while writing poems to boost moral in his native country, Norway. To make the claim of the title even more just, Grieg was shot down on a reconnaisance flight over Berlin in December 1943. His final resting place was a mystery for over sixty years.
11th Oct '17 12:32:13 PM BeerBaron
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** Topal the Pilot, the legendary [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] BoldExplorer, was a noted raconteur in addition to his skills as a ships captain, survivalist, cartographer, and [[ImprobableAimingSkills archer]]. The in-game book ''Father of the Niben'' is [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold what remains]] of his account of being the first Aldmer to explore Tamriel.
4th Oct '17 4:47:49 PM ANTMuddle
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Modern Western culture often tends to stereotype Warriors and Poets as belonging to distinct, different and opposing groups. Warriors are manly men who like hitting each other and other simple pleasures. Poets are culturally refined wimps.

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Modern Western culture often tends to stereotype Warriors and Poets as belonging to distinct, different and opposing groups.groups (ElvesVsDwarves + SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan). Warriors are manly men who like hitting each other and other simple pleasures. Poets are culturally refined wimps.
16th Sep '17 4:32:32 PM nombretomado
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** YagyuJubei, grandfather (Sekishusai), father (Munenori) all fit this trope. They mastered the sword, but also took time to write books on the Zen in sword, and Munenori was a politician, even if an EvilChancellor.

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** YagyuJubei, UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, grandfather (Sekishusai), father (Munenori) all fit this trope. They mastered the sword, but also took time to write books on the Zen in sword, and Munenori was a politician, even if an EvilChancellor.
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