History Manga / VinlandSaga

3rd Jan '17 5:14:03 PM Wyldchyld
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* TookALevelInBadass: Several characters, most notably [[spoiler: [[strike: Prince]] King Canute, after his bodyguard and father-figure is killed; he learns from the [[NietzscheWannabe disaffected priest]] that what the bodyguard felt was not "love" but "preference," that God is basically a JerkAss, and comes to the revelation the only way humans will ever attain Paradise is to say [[CallingTheOldManOut "screw you" to the Almighty]] and make it on earth with our own hands.]] The level however, is more in Social Badass than in Combat Badass, but undeniably BadAss nonetheless.
** After succeeding the throne, he also takes one in [[TookALevelInJerkass jerkass]].
*** Of course, considering how the badass trope is deconstructed (see above), it shouldn't come as a surprise. Keep in mind badasses who aren't jerkasses are very rare in VinlandSaga. As it is, we don't meet any in the Prologue.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Several characters, most notably [[spoiler: [[strike: Prince]] King Canute, after his bodyguard and father-figure is killed; he learns from the [[NietzscheWannabe disaffected priest]] that what the bodyguard felt was not "love" but "preference," that God is basically a JerkAss, and comes to the revelation the only way humans will ever attain Paradise is to say [[CallingTheOldManOut "screw you" to the Almighty]] and make it on earth with our own hands.]] The level however, is more in Social Badass than in Combat Badass, but undeniably BadAss nonetheless.
** After succeeding the throne, he also takes one in [[TookALevelInJerkass jerkass]].
*** Of course, considering how the badass trope is deconstructed (see above), it shouldn't come as a surprise. Keep in mind badasses who aren't jerkasses are very rare in VinlandSaga. As it is, we don't meet any in the Prologue.
Badass nonetheless.
22nd Dec '16 5:09:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionGirl: In a Canon omake, Ylfa fantasizes about becoming a BadAss pirate queen. The fact that she eagerly joins in on the occasional whale hunt proves she's no tender maid.

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* ActionGirl: In a Canon omake, Ylfa fantasizes about becoming a BadAss badass pirate queen. The fact that she eagerly joins in on the occasional whale hunt proves she's no tender maid.



* BadAss: The entire cast. They're Vikings, how can they possibly be anything else?
** It's also brutally decontructed, right from Thors' famous line: "A true warrior needs no blade". The Viking culture, built on a huge desire to be badasses, call for them to make the world a living hell. Askeladd fully knows that and flat out admits he hates them for this reason. [[spoiler: Same for Canute who set his mind to create a paradise where the Vikings wouldn't commit sins]]. [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans His methods,]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters however...]]
18th Dec '16 12:25:02 AM Ploopyandproud
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** [[spoiler: An actual lady is used as a body double, and because of her, people suspect that Prince Canute really is a lady.]]



** [[spoiler: An actual lady is used as a body double, and because of her, people suspect that Prince Canute really is a lady.]]
18th Dec '16 12:23:53 AM Ploopyandproud
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* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: While he's dreaming about the fifth circle of hell, Thorfinn almost gets dragged down into the battlefield by all the men he's killed.]]
18th Dec '16 12:18:09 AM Ploopyandproud
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* HellIsWar: The place Thorfinn falls to in in his nightmare and where he meets [[spoiler: Askeladd]] appears to be the fifth circle of hell, where the wrathful are condemned to spar with each other for eternity. It's a horrible swampy battlefield which has "no winner, no loser, and no end".

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* HellIsWar: The place Thorfinn falls to in in his nightmare and where he meets [[spoiler: Askeladd]] appears to be the fifth circle of hell, where the wrathful are condemned to spar with each other for eternity. It's a horrible swampy battlefield which has "no winner, no loser, where warriors continually strike each other down, sink down into the murk, and no end". then reemerge back in one piece.
18th Dec '16 12:12:29 AM Ploopyandproud
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* HellIsWar: The place Thorfinn falls in in his nightmare and where he meets [[spoiler: Askeladd]] could best be described as "hell". It's a horrible battlefield which has "no winner, no loser, and no end". Warriors fight and slaughter each other, over, and over, and over again. Forever.

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* HellIsWar: The place Thorfinn falls to in in his nightmare and where he meets [[spoiler: Askeladd]] could best appears to be described as "hell". the fifth circle of hell, where the wrathful are condemned to spar with each other for eternity. It's a horrible swampy battlefield which has "no winner, no loser, and no end". Warriors fight and slaughter each other, over, and over, and over again. Forever.
9th Dec '16 3:30:14 PM Ploopyandproud
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** Averted, to an extent, with characters like Thorkell. Due to the mangaka's realistic style, characters don't have to be horribly ugly to be ugly.

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** Averted, to an extent, with characters like Thorkell. Due to the mangaka's realistic style, characters don't have to be horribly ugly have exaggerated features to be ugly.
10th Oct '16 2:57:38 AM emmerys
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Vinland crew consists of Thorfinn, his sworn brother (Einar), a wise merchant (Leif), and the ''other'' Thorfinn (Full Eyes). They are later joined by [[spoiler: a runaway bride (Gudrid), an orphaned baby (Karli), a mutt (Karli's family dog), and a professional hunter (Hild).]] This absurdity is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Full Eyes.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Vinland crew consists of Thorfinn, his sworn brother (Einar), a wise merchant (Leif), and the ''other'' Thorfinn (Full (Wide Eyes). They are later joined by [[spoiler: a runaway bride (Gudrid), an orphaned baby (Karli), a mutt the baby's pet dog (Karli's family dog), Mama), and a professional hunter (Hild).]] This The absurdity is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Full Wide Eyes.
9th Oct '16 4:50:46 PM emmerys
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Vinland crew consists of Thorfinn, his sworn brother (Einar), a wise merchant (Leif), and the ''other'' Thorfinn (Full Eyes). They are later joined by [[spoiler: a runaway bride (Gudrid), an orphaned baby (Karli), a mutt (Karli's family dog), and a professional hunter (Hild).]] This absurdity is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Full Eyes.
21st Sep '16 6:08:12 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges: Set right towards the end of the dark ages.
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