History WesternAnimation / KorgothOfBarbaria

30th Apr '17 11:57:12 AM nombretomado
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Although the pilot was heavily hyped by Creator/CartoonNetwork as part of its Creator/AdultSwim lineup and received a positive response from the fans, the network played an extended WillTheyOrWontThey game, complete with rumors flying about them picking the show up and starting a series before the project died a quiet death. On November 2, 2013, ''Korgoth of Barbaria'' was aired on Creator/AdultSwim's revived {{Toonami}} block as Daylight Savings Time filler, along with ''WesternAnimation/KingStarKing'' and ''Kick-Heart''.

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Although the pilot was heavily hyped by Creator/CartoonNetwork as part of its Creator/AdultSwim lineup and received a positive response from the fans, the network played an extended WillTheyOrWontThey game, complete with rumors flying about them picking the show up and starting a series before the project died a quiet death. On November 2, 2013, ''Korgoth of Barbaria'' was aired on Creator/AdultSwim's revived {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} block as Daylight Savings Time filler, along with ''WesternAnimation/KingStarKing'' and ''Kick-Heart''.
28th Mar '17 9:17:07 PM TheWanderer
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The show begins with a group of mooks looking for Korgoth, and having been informed that he will be visiting a certain tavern as he passes through town, they head there. They attempt to approach him, but a combination of misunderstanding and the leader of the group being a massive jerkass results in Korgoth killing most of them before they manage to convince him to hear their master's offer of employment. Their boss turns out to be Gogmagog, a criminal kingpin Korgoth has had a falling out with after their partnership went bad in the past. Gogmagog wants the Golden Goblin, a ancient figure of mystery, which has long been in keeping of a wizard called Specules. Specules seems to have abruptly vanished and left his tower unprotected, leaving Gogmagog to believe the wizard is dead and the Goblin is ripe for the taking, as long as Gogmagog can beat any other interested parties to it.

Korgoth, both out of distaste for and distrust of Gogmagog, (not to mention refusing to have anything to do with wizards) is about to refuse and leave when Gogmagog reveals Korgoth's portion of the food they just shared contained a deadly parasite and [[PoisonAndCureGambit only Gogmagog can supply the antidote]]. On the long, dangerous journey to the tower of Specules Korgoth will have to face many strange and lethal dangers... and then there's the tower itself.

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The show begins with a group of mooks looking for Korgoth, and having been informed that he will be visiting a certain tavern as he passes through town, they head there. They attempt to approach him, but a combination of misunderstanding and the leader of the group being a massive jerkass results in Korgoth killing most of them before they manage to convince him to hear their master's offer of employment. Their boss turns out to be Gogmagog, a criminal kingpin Korgoth has had a falling out with after their partnership went bad in the past. Gogmagog wants the Golden Goblin, a an ancient figure of mystery, which has long been in keeping of a wizard called Specules. Specules seems to have abruptly vanished and left his tower unprotected, leaving Gogmagog to believe the wizard is dead and the Goblin is ripe for the taking, as long as Gogmagog can beat any other interested parties to it.

Korgoth, both out of distaste for Korgoth (who doesn't trust Gogmagog and distrust of Gogmagog, (not makes it a general rule to mention refusing to have anything to do not mess with wizards) is about to refuse and leave when Gogmagog reveals Korgoth's portion of the food they just shared contained a deadly parasite and [[PoisonAndCureGambit only Gogmagog can supply the antidote]]. On Now Korgoth has no choice but to make the long, dangerous journey to the tower of Specules Korgoth Specules, during which he will have to face many strange and lethal dangers... and then there's the tower itself.
28th Mar '17 6:36:22 PM ThePinkPanzer
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The show was ultimately never fully aired due to the quality of its animation and the associated cost, one staffer predicting the show would ultimately cost around a third of the Creator/AdultSwim budget. Despite excitement both in Creator/AdultSwim and in its viewerbase, the money was seen as better spent elsewhere, and the show was never aired outside of its pilot.
14th Sep '16 9:13:14 PM GoldenGoblinGuy
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* ShoutOut: The intro shows Korgoth's lover turning into a monster mid-session, referencing ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''.

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* ShoutOut: The intro shows Korgoth's lover turning into a monster mid-session, referencing ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''. Also The Golden Goblin from before is actually an obscure reference to one of Robert E. Howard's works, "The Black Stone" (1931) which had a single line mentioning a "Golden Goblin Press"
12th Jul '16 8:59:16 PM TheWanderer
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* ButtMonkey: Stink. He constantly shouted at by Hargon the MookLieutenant, and when the mooks roll dice to see who has to do an unpleasant task, it the paper shows that the only possible results are "Stink" or "roll again".

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* ButtMonkey: Stink. He is constantly shouted at by Hargon the MookLieutenant, and when the mooks roll dice to see who has to do an unpleasant task, it the paper shows that the only possible results are "Stink" or "roll again".



* GiantMook: The one who made the ill-fated CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon threat above.

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* GiantMook: The one mook who made the ill-fated CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon threat above.was one. He was considerably taller than even Korgoth, and had more muscles than the rest of the mooks put together. Not that it helped him at all.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of Gogmagog's men gets bitten in half by a giant bird, (see TooDumbToLive) and other gets sliced in half from head to stomach thanks to Korgoth and a giant ax.

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of Gogmagog's men gets bitten in half by a giant bird, (see TooDumbToLive) and other another gets sliced in half from head to stomach thanks to Korgoth and a giant ax.



* KarmaHoudini: Gogmagog makes sure to escape just as he is finally giving Korgoth the cure from his PoisonAndCureGambit, meaning he never suffers any comeuppance.

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* KarmaHoudini: Gogmagog wisely makes sure to escape just as he is finally giving Korgoth the cure from his PoisonAndCureGambit, meaning he never suffers any comeuppance.



* WretchedHive: The town where the story begins. Just about every effort to make it and the people living there look wretched, shady, and unsavory is made.

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* WretchedHive: The town where the story begins. Just about every effort to make it and the people living there look seem wretched, shady, and unsavory is made.
12th Jul '16 2:33:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* RevealShot: When Korgoth and Gogmagog's mooks climb down to the pigeons, it's only obvious that the birds are [[GiantFlyer giant-sized]] (they looked small from a higher vantage point) with a sudden camera reveal.
12th Jul '16 2:19:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: The dark wizardSpecules is annoyed when he finds a bunch of thieves in his castle looting the place on the assumption that he was dead. Turns out, he was just taking a cruise holiday.

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: The dark wizardSpecules wizard Specules is annoyed when he finds a bunch of thieves in his castle looting the place on the assumption that he was dead. Turns out, he was just taking a cruise holiday.
12th Jul '16 2:18:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* RescueSex: Orala rewards Korgoth with sex after he saves her from a [[WhenTreesAttack man-eating tree-monster]]. Hargon tries to boast of his own [[BlatantLies "bravery"]] to get a similar reward, but they ignore him.
12th Jul '16 2:13:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: The dark wizardSpecules is annoyed when he finds a bunch of thieves in his castle looting the place on the assumption that he was dead. Turns out, he was just taking a cruise holiday.
12th Jul '16 2:10:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* MagicAntidote: Parodied and subverted when Gogmagog gives Korgoth the cure he promised to give him for completing his mission. Korgoth complains that he doesn't feel anything, and Gogmagog explains that he'll have to take the cure for months, but he prepared a huge pile for Korgoth free of charge.
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