History Main / WarriorPoet

3rd Dec '16 7:53:19 AM Mhazard
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** King David composes much of the book of Psalms in his free time from giant slaying and country-rebuilding. In fact, the only reason He Who Slew Hundreds of Thousands has an opportunity to become king is that the music he played could make you cry and the previous King had to hear him. He's also famous for dancing happily in the street once he brought TheArkOfTheCovenant into Jerusalem.

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** King David composes much of the book of Psalms ''Literature/BookOfPsalms'' in his free time from giant slaying and country-rebuilding.country-rebuilding, as well as showing his repentance in his later year after inventing the UriahGambit and [[PrayerOfMalice praying for his enemies' downfall]]. In fact, the only reason He Who Slew Hundreds of Thousands has an opportunity to become king is that the music he played could make you cry and the previous King had to hear him. He's also famous for dancing happily in the street once he brought TheArkOfTheCovenant into Jerusalem.
1st Dec '16 4:37:35 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Note:''' Do not mistake this for CulturedBadass. ''That'' trope is about a {{Badass}} with "cultured" hobbies; ''this'' trope is about a mindset rather than hobbies. Essentially, a CulturedBadass can appreciate love poetry, but a Warrior-Poet will incorporate that poetry into their daily life and their thoughts about warfare. Additionally, a CulturedBadass can [[BloodKnight enjoy battle for the thrill and pleasure]], but a Warrior-Poet will [[DontThinkFeel espouse something more mystical and/or spiritual]] from the fighting. Basically, just because you can ''write'' poetry doesn't mean you are a poet.

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'''Note:''' Do not mistake this for CulturedBadass. ''That'' trope is about a {{Badass}} badass with "cultured" hobbies; ''this'' trope is about a mindset rather than hobbies. Essentially, a CulturedBadass can appreciate love poetry, but a Warrior-Poet will incorporate that poetry into their daily life and their thoughts about warfare. Additionally, a CulturedBadass can [[BloodKnight enjoy battle for the thrill and pleasure]], but a Warrior-Poet will [[DontThinkFeel espouse something more mystical and/or spiritual]] from the fighting. Basically, just because you can ''write'' poetry doesn't mean you are a poet.



** Most of these old feuds are examples of BullyingADragon. Say one thing about Logen Ninefingers, say he's a hardcore, if reluctant, {{Badass}}.

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** Most of these old feuds are examples of BullyingADragon. Say one thing about Logen Ninefingers, say he's a hardcore, if reluctant, {{Badass}}.badass.



* Captain John Price, from the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' sub-series of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise, despite normally being a {{Badass}} with a dry sense of humor and a dedication to get any mission done, no matter how insane or difficult, has a rather awesome change of pace with some rather poetic speeches in ''Modern Warfare 2''. They in simple terms are {{World Of Cardboard Speech}}es which he delivers to Soap to show him how there is no need to be afraid of fighting [[spoiler: Shepherd]] and his army because as soldiers they have the luxury of knowing when their time might be up and because of it they can face any challenge without fear or regret, and they will kill [[spoiler: Shepherd]] before they can die.

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* Captain John Price, from the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' sub-series of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise, despite normally being a {{Badass}} badass with a dry sense of humor and a dedication to get any mission done, no matter how insane or difficult, has a rather awesome change of pace with some rather poetic speeches in ''Modern Warfare 2''. They in simple terms are {{World Of Cardboard Speech}}es which he delivers to Soap to show him how there is no need to be afraid of fighting [[spoiler: Shepherd]] and his army because as soldiers they have the luxury of knowing when their time might be up and because of it they can face any challenge without fear or regret, and they will kill [[spoiler: Shepherd]] before they can die.



* Ulysses from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. He's as {{Badass}} as humans come in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} universe, but he also has a philosophical, almost mystical way of speaking that's completely unheard of anywhere else in the Mojave. He's also ''very'' well versed in Pre-War history, which is [[FutureImperfect very unusual in Fallout]].

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* Ulysses from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. He's as {{Badass}} badass as humans come in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} universe, but he also has a philosophical, almost mystical way of speaking that's completely unheard of anywhere else in the Mojave. He's also ''very'' well versed in Pre-War history, which is [[FutureImperfect very unusual in Fallout]].



** His treatment by his brethren also holds true to the trope. Despite being a {{Badass}} most of the time he was generally the butt of jokes around his father.

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** His treatment by his brethren also holds true to the trope. Despite being a {{Badass}} badass most of the time he was generally the butt of jokes around his father.



* Creator/SiegfriedSassoon and Wilfred Owen, two of the best known war poets in history. Both were decorated for heroism; Sassoon was arguably more {{Badass}}, and certainly luckier (he survived the war and lived to a ripe old age; Owen died so close to the end of it that his mother got the telegram as the armistice bells were ringing).

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* Creator/SiegfriedSassoon and Wilfred Owen, two of the best known war poets in history. Both were decorated for heroism; Sassoon was arguably more {{Badass}}, badass, and certainly luckier (he survived the war and lived to a ripe old age; Owen died so close to the end of it that his mother got the telegram as the armistice bells were ringing).
17th Nov '16 9:13:42 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Grand Admiral Thrawn of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse believes that if you understand the art of a species, you can understand their tactic. It works quite well for him.

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* Grand Admiral Thrawn of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse believes that if you understand the art of a species, you can understand their tactic.tactics. It works quite well for him. It's not as esoteric as it sounds; he's mostly looking for conceptual blind spots and places where they'll jump to false conclusions.
13th Nov '16 4:16:16 PM karstovich2
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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, MagnificentBastard extraordinaire if there ever was one, was not only one of the greatest military geniuses ever, but also a great prose writer and poet. Although his surviving prose works are still admired to this day, practically none of his poems survives... however his fellow ancient Romans seem to have been [[BrokenBase divided over the quality of his poems]].

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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, MagnificentBastard extraordinaire if there ever was one, was not only one of the greatest military geniuses ever, but also a great prose writer and poet. Although his surviving prose works are still admired to this day, day for their clear, energetic style, practically none of his poems survives... however his fellow ancient Romans seem to have been [[BrokenBase divided over the quality of his poems]].
3rd Nov '16 7:46:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to a deleted scene, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Ronon Dex]] used to write poetry in his youth (though it may have been a way of impressing the ladies).

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': According to a deleted scene, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Ronon Dex]] Dex used to write poetry in his youth (though it may have been a way of impressing the ladies).
3rd Nov '16 7:45:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Much of the lasting appeal of slain rap icon TupacShakur is the question of whether he was, deep down, an intellectual or a thug.

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* Much of the lasting appeal of slain rap icon TupacShakur Music/TupacShakur is the question of whether he was, deep down, an intellectual or a thug.
23rd Oct '16 1:49:53 AM Leviathantamer
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Takes this one step further by not only having the Bard class, but also the Hybrid Class of Barbarian and Bard. The Skald, whose verses inspire their allies into a frenzy and can even temporarily raise a dead ally among other things. All while they fight their own opponents on the battlefield.
30th Sep '16 2:03:46 PM Astaroth
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* ''Videogame/{{Arcanum}}'' gives you the opportunity to play as one of these, if you build a character that is both strong and dextrous enough to wield the deadliest weapons and lay waste to your foes in combat, but also intelligent and charismatic enough to be given several opportunities to learn about and discuss various philosophies (including receiving a lesson in dwarven philosophy, then showing a dwarf king how his own approach to dwarf philosophy is flawed, a discussion on the differences between dwarven and elven philosophies with a priest, asking a [[LizardFolk Bedokaan]] shaman to teach you of the "Cold-Blooded Dream" in exchange for teaching him some human philosophy, and [[spoiler: challenging the BigBad to a debate and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath showing him so many holes in his logic that he submits to an assisted suicide]]]]).
27th Sep '16 4:32:03 AM WillBGood
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** Samson tried to get in on the action quite a bit earlier, in the midst of a riddle game. Readers of English translations in which the poem rhymes sometimes mistake that for StylisticSuck, since in the context of the times, Hebrew poetry normally did not rhyme. The original Hebrew version of Samson's poetry doesn't actually rhyme, however. Opinions differ over whether it (or the translation) suck anyway.
* Odin from Myth/NorseMythology is a deity of war and poetry. This is in [[{{Foil}} cont]][[AvertedTrope rast]] with Tyr, another God of war; and Braggi, another God of poetry; both of who are not this trope. They can hold their own in war and words--just not to the point of being this trope.

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** Samson tried to get in on the action quite a bit earlier, in the midst of a riddle game. Readers of English translations in which the poem rhymes sometimes mistake that for StylisticSuck, since in the context of the times, Hebrew poetry normally did not rhyme. The original Hebrew version of Samson's poetry doesn't actually rhyme, however. Opinions differ over whether it (or the translation) suck sucks anyway.
* Odin from Myth/NorseMythology is a deity of war and poetry. This is in [[{{Foil}} cont]][[AvertedTrope rast]] contrast with Tyr, another God of war; and Braggi, another God of poetry; both of who are not this trope. They can hold their own in war and words--just not to the point of being this trope.
27th Sep '16 4:27:55 AM WillBGood
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** Samwise isn't necessarily a ''good'' poet, but he still fits the spirit of the trope, finding meaning in war through stories and songs, and at one point attempting to compose an elegy for a ([[DeathIsCheap temorarily]]) fallen comrade.

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** Samwise isn't necessarily a ''good'' poet, but he still fits the spirit of the trope, finding meaning in war through stories and songs, and at one point attempting to compose an elegy for a ([[DeathIsCheap temorarily]]) temporarily]]) fallen comrade.



* Subverted in the final series of ''Series/BlackAdder'', with Private Baldrick's poem "Boom", in which he just repeats the word boom, mimicking the German guns. Arguably as much a TearJerker as a CrowningMomentofFunny".

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* Subverted in the final series of ''Series/BlackAdder'', with Private Baldrick's poem "Boom", in which he just repeats the word boom, mimicking the German guns. Arguably as much a TearJerker as a CrowningMomentofFunny".CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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