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->''"'Moo'. Are you happy now?"''
-->-- '''Tauren Male''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''

Talking bulls or bull-men, especially those who stand on two feet (usually hooves, though not always). They tend to take strength-based characteristics, often being either a MightyGlacier or a LightningBruiser, and rarely a FragileSpeedster.

For some reason they tend to wield axes[[note]]The axe in question is the labrys, an ancient weapon associated with the island of Crete, the legendary home of the minotaur.[[/note]], and no self-respecting labyrinth level is complete without one of these as a BossBattle. Mostly carnivorous and [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating]], despite the FridgeLogic this raises for something with a herbivore's head.[[note]]The original Minotaur was a man-eater.[[/note]]

If they are represented as more than AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters, you can expect them to be {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s.

[[OlderThanTheyThink This trope goes all the way back to]] the Gud-alim of MesopotamianMythology, so it's OlderThanDirt. The [[OlderThanFeudalism later myth]] [[ClassicalMythology of the Minotaur]] has directly inspired about 99% of all examples below.

See also EverythingsBetterWithCows, HornAttack, and BullfightBoss. Not to be confused with a figurative [[BlatantLies load of BS]].

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Apostle form of Nosferatu Zodd from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is that of a giant minotaur with a tiger's face and gigantic bat wings.
* Ilfort Grantz from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Pantyhose]] [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Tarou]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', whose [[CursedWithAwesome cursed]] [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting form]] is a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever two story-tall]] [[GiantFlyer winged]] [[ALoadOfBull minotaur]]. With an [[MixAndMatchCritters eel for a tail]]. And [[TwoBeingsOneBody octopus]] [[CombatTentacles tentacles]]. You see, he was baptized and named in the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Spring of Drowned Yeti Riding an Ox While Carrying a Crane and an Eel]]. Later, he splashed himself with water from the Spring of Drowned Octopus (neither the octopus' presence, nor the drowning, nor the method of application is ever explained) to get the tentacles.
* Minotaur from the ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}} 2001'' series.
* Loa from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' looks human, but is a chimera fused with a bull. [[MightyGlacier He's an insanely strong hammer-wielder, but while pursuing someone, his teammates leave him behind because he can't keep up.]]
* The 8-Tailed Giant-Ox from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', being based on ushi-oni, is a [[{{Kaiju}} giant]] bull octopus [[MixAndMatchCritters mix]]. Consequently, its host's most powerful attack when not fully transformed, Lariat, has his BattleAura take the shape of a bull's horn ([[spoiler:with the upgraded form it even takes the shape of a bull's whole skull and spine]]).
* From ''Manga/OnePiece'', Minotauros, one of four demon guards in [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]. Actually some sort of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting zoan fruit user]].
** Actually, despite its name, he/she/it was more of a Cow, really.
* ''KeroroGunsou'' features Giroro getting turned into a minotaur-like monster in one chapter.
* ''Anime/HumanoidMonsterBem'' has one show up in the thirteenth episode, abducting humans working on a subway.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' gives us Taurus, a [[SummonMagic Stellar Spirit]] of the Ecliptic Zodiac.
* ''Franchise/Digimon'' has Minotaurmon, Bullmon, and Vajramon.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* The MarvelUniverse villains Man-Bull (originally a foe of ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}) and bison (originally a foe of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thunderstrike]]).
* Bova is a cow-woman who sometimes appears in the Avengers comics.
* WonderWoman has occasionally been seen encountering the, or at least a, Minotaur. She had one as the chef for her embassy.
* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] once faced a human / bull hybrid, during the age he also met Midas and Madam Masque, in a trend of Greek foes for the Ironclad one.
* Rintrah, who was Comicbook/DoctorStrange's apprentice for some time in the nineties, resembled a green minotaur.
* A humanoid buffalo shows up in the ''HackSlash'' short comic "Home, Home on Derange". It was created when bigoted cowboys interrupted a Native American ritual.
* One of the superheroes created for the comic ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' is actually called "The Manotaur". He's got a really HUGE set of horns, and is surprisingly durable.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/SinbadAndTheEyeOfTheTiger'' had the Minaton, a giant bronze minotaur-shaped golem.
* The 2008 B-Movie ''Minotaur'', whose minotaur is not a man-bull hybrid, but a '''ZOMBIE COW.'''
* In ''TimeBandits'' Kevin accidentally helps King Agamemnon defeat a bull-headed warrior. It's not clear whether it's meant to be a real minotaur or just a guy wearing a bull's head mask, but the latter seems more likely since the scene doesn't take place in the Time of Legends.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'': The Red Bull.
* Somewhat subverted by Thomas Burnett Swann's minotaurs Silver Bells and his son Eunostos, who have at least as much brains as brawn. However, it's probably worth noting that their heads are more human-looking than the classical minotaur.
* Bull-centaurs or shedu (see below) may exist in {{Narnia}}. Regular minotaurs exist as well (mostly bad in ''The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe'', although the ''Prince Caspian'' movie has a heroic badass one).
* The PhilipJoseFarmer story ''The House of Asterion'' is narrated by the title character (the Minotaur himself), who is portrayed as being a bit...[[CloudCuckooLander off the wall]]
* Om from ''Discworld/SmallGods'', when manifesting himself on the Disc, would take the shape of many animals, the bull being one of the most popular, and [[WardingGestures the holy horns]] being the sacred sign.
** Sergeant Colon finds himself meeting, in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Rogers the Bulls. No, that's not a typo. To everyone not a bull, there's only one bull. However, apparently each eye of a bull sees a noticeably different field. Thus, the bull reasons, this must be the sight of two bulls. This explains why bullses tend to tilt their heads: so each bull can see what's going on.
* Ferdinand the Bull from ''Literature/TheStoryOfFerdinand'' (1936) by Munro Leaf was a subversion, as he was quite gentle, preferring picking flowers and other "girly" activities.
* Both a minotaur-type creature (oddly named Erinyes, and blind) and a rubber Ferdinand the Bull mask figure in the plot of the Creator/StephenKing novel ''Literature/RoseMadder''.
* ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' has numerous references to Greek mythology, including [[color:red:the Minotaur]]. The book has [[color:red:mythological references]] printed in red, and passages which are, to some degree, threatening to the reader are also struck out. [[color:red:Minotaur]] may or may not be struck out, depending on if it's in one of the aforementioned mythological references.
* A Creator/CordwainerSmith short story has B'dikkat, a humanoid bull-person, as a caretaker of the inmates on a prison planet.
* In the Literature/ThursdayNext book ''The Well of Lost Plots'', a murderous Minotaur escapes and wreaks havoc throughout the books of the Book World. He goes by the alias Norman Johnson, and in the following book ''Something Rotton'' he is hit with a Slapstick marker so that they can track him through Fiction. No one in the books he enters seems to notice he's a Minotaur.
* ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' briefly features a huge shedu-style creature (see below) called a Lammasu. They also have traditional minotaurs.
* A genetically engineered minotaur appears in the third book of PiersAnthony's ''Warrior's Circle'' trilogy. He's a nice guy normally, but he's been built to go into a murderous sexual frenzy periodically, inflamed by the smell of a virgin. Murderous because, well, he's [[GagPenis hung like a bull]].
* As well as several briefly-mentioned minotaurs, Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'' gives us "the buffalo man" ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a man with the head of a bison]]), who seems to be an AnthropomorphicPersonification of America itself.
* When Philoctetes tells Sirena the story of Theseus and the minotaur in the novel ''Sirena'', the heroine constantly interrupts him with FridgeLogic questions, such as why would a creature that was half-human and half-bull (an herbivore) eat human flesh, and how could he survive by being fed only once a year?
* In ''[[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Burned]]'', an ancient mythos of Darkness and Light being represented by telepathic bulls is introduced.
* Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Books of the Gods'' have Prince Asterion, son of the bearer of Zeus' [[MaskofPower Face]] and Pasiphae. Born a eunuch with [[DreamWalker dream]] [[DreamWeaver powers]], he primarily serves as an advisor and messenger to the heroes, though he is fearsomely strong.
* References in ''Literature/TheBible'' to an animal called a "re'em", although sometimes translated as "unicorn", are most likely referring to the aurochs: a much larger wild ancestor of domestic cattle, now extinct.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The minotaur in ''The Time Monster'', ''The Mind Robber'' and "The God Complex".
** The Nimon in ''The Horns of Nimon''.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has featured numerous bovine-themed mechs over the years, starting with ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'''s Bisonliner (though technically it's just a big rig done up to look like a bison). Since there's been the Grand Taurus from ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger''/Zeo Zord IV from ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Bulltaurus from ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''/Torozord from ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', at least three of them in ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''/''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', Magitauros in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/Mystic Minotaur from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'', and the Ushi Origami from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/Bullzord from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. Strangely enough, all the Rangers who use them (except for in ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') have been either green or black. There have also been a few Minotaur monsters of the week, such as Dora Minotauros from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
* A few ''Franchise/KamenRider'' kaijin qualify, like the buffalo [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Grongi Go-Baberu-Da]], and the [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Taurus Ballista Lord]] in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''.
** Additionally, [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]] has bits of a bovine theme to his design.
** Then of course, there's Kamen Rider [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Zolda]] / [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Torque]], who's contract monster is a giant mechanical minotaur.
** The Minotaur Phantom from [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Kamen Rider Wizard]] qualifies.
* The pilot episode of ''Series/MythQuest'' features the protagonist taking the place of Theseus. Naturally, he meets the Minotaur.
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[[folder:Music]]
* OX, bassist of Finnish shock rock band {{Lordi}}, is a skeletal 'bulltaur.'
* The creature in the logo for {{Radiohead}}'s ''Amnesiac'' is refered to as the "Minotaur", even though it doesn't really resemble a bull.
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[[folder:Oral Tradition]]
* In GreekMythology:
** The Minotaur, TropeMaker.
*** Its origins in some versions are about as [[{{Squick}} squicky]] as you'd imagine (in others, it's just Minos' pet monster): PasiphaŽ, the wife of Cretan king Minos, had fallen in love with a white bull, given to the king by the Gods. [[InterspeciesRomance To cut a long and darkly comical story short]], Minos locked the [[HalfHumanHybrid resulting abomination]] up in an [[BeneathTheEarth underground]] [[TheMaze labyrinth]] ("Minotaur" meaning "Minos' Bull"). Minos demanded an [[VirginSacrifice annual tribute of seven youths and seven maidens from Athens]] (which owed a debt to Crete at the time) [[ToServeMan to feed to the monster]]. The Minotaur was eventually killed by [[GeniusBruiser Theseus]], with help from [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Minos' daughter]] [[HighHeelFaceTurn Ariadne]].
*** Just to add to the {{Squick}}: [[spoiler:a 1967 excavation showed there was, at the real palace at Knossos, bones of children. The knife marks on the bones indicate the children were butchered and eaten, presumably by the people there. A Monster in the palace, indeed.]]
** Heracles' 7th labor was to capture the Cretan Bull. Incidentally, this might have been the same bull that fathered the Minotaur (the myths are sketchy with this matter)..
** Heracles' 10 labor was to obtain the cattle of Geryon
** Zeus appeared to Europa as a white bull. She subsequently gave birth to the aforementioned king Minos. I guess the family just has a thing with bulls.
* In [[CelticMythology Irish Mythology]]:
** The [[Literature/TainBoCuailnge Brown Bull of Cuailnge]]
* In Mesopotamian Mythology:
** [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] had to fight the Bull of Heaven. UrExample. ([[{{StealthPun}} Literally]].)
* The Sumerian [[http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/Shedu Shedu]] were depicted as bulls with human heads.
* The bull man--part-man, part-bull--was a demon from Mesopotamian mythology.
* Behemoth, the great beast of the land in Semetic mythology, is often identified as a bull.
* An Italian popular fable features a talking, savant (and possibly magical) Ox who helps the protagonist and eventually help him [[BadAssGrandpa subduing a younger fierce bull]].
* The ''Ushi Oni'' (Ogre Ox) from the Japanese legends. However, in some myths he's a sort of horned GiantSpider, while in others he's a will'o the wisp.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The EvilSorceress in ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'' is aided by a clockwork Minotaur golem.
* The antagonist of ''VideoGame/LoonyLabyrinth'' is the Minotaur of ancient Minos.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The WWF gave us Mantaur. Somehow, mankind survived anyway.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The [[ScrewedByTheNetwork almost-forgotten]] Chaos Dwarfs, being heavily influenced by Mesopotamia, have the Great Taurus, a chariot-sized ''red bull with wings'' and which can also breathe fire unless I'm quite mistaken. They also have [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Bull Centaurs]] and the Lammasu, based on the mythological Shedu mentioned above. The original Lammasu was a ''lion'' with a human head.
** The Beasts of Chaos utilize minotaurs in their ranks as well.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Minotaurs and Gorgons. The latter are NOT the snake-headed chicks from Greek Mythology -- those are listed as Medusae -- but metal plated foul-tempered carnivorous bulls with {{petrification}} BreathWeapon.
** Also part of the bulls = strength thing, the spell ''bull's strength''...increases strength.
** ''{{Dragonlance}}'' also included minotaurs as a fairly civilized, if not always ''nice'', [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Guys Race]].
*** Which may have inspired 4e to make them a playable race in general.
** ''{{Mystara}}'' also has Enduks -- ''[[WingedHumanoid winged]]'' Minotaurs.
* Minotaurs in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' are usually portrayed as {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=201401 Hurloon Minotaur]] was an iconic creature in the early history of the game, but it wasn't actually a very good card.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' often speaks of the extinct Apis breed: a race of were-aurochs whose task was matchmaking, to ensure successful bloodlines of shifters. Sadly, they were wiped out in the massive wave of werewolf jackassery known as the War of Rage. The Minotaur was the last of their kind.
** A spirit of Minotaur also shows up in the line. The connections between the spirit and the Apis are unclear, but if there are any ties, they've ''obviously'' been warped, as Minotaur serves as the patron to the Skin Dancers (a small movement of werewolf-blooded humans who become true shifters by killing their Garou cousins and performing blasphemous rituals using their skins).
** Their spiritual heirs, the Baal-Hadad (alternatively, "Gudthabak"), appear in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' and are much less nice. They are a race of Helios (sun-spirit) worshippers who are convinced it is their purpose to rule over humans as "lords of the herd" and who only reproduce by magically transforming wolf-blooded humans into their own kind.
* The ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting ''FreedomCity'' has Taurus, who in addition to being the original Minotaur, has prospered quite well since his days of being locked up in the Labyrinth on Crete. Now, he runs another sort of Labyrinth, a criminal organization operating behind so many shell companies that few individuals get a glimpse of the whole thing.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' introduces Minotaurs as a Demigod level threat (and potential followers)... and makes their origin even more [[{{Squick}} squicktastic]], by virtue of making Poseidon even more of a JerkAss then ClassicalMythology ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards normally]]'' makes its [[JerkassGods gods]]! In the most common version of the myth, Poseidon cursed PasiphaŽ to fall in lust with the White Bull after King Minos tried to cheat his way out of giving it back to Poseidon. In Scion, the White Bull's first act upon emerging from the sea was to '''rape''' PasiphaŽ, then rampage across Crete raping any woman it could catch! King Minos couldn't do anything to stop the creature as, while Poseidon took no interest in what it was doing, he knew that harming it would draw the Sea God's wrath -- the only relief came to Crete when Heracles came and carried the White Bull off as one of his labors. In its wake, it left a considerable brood of Minotaurs, which are still a OneGenderRace that procreates by raping human women.
* One of the signature Lunar TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} is Strength of Many. Since his Spirit Totem is a bull, his war form greatly resembles a minotaur. His [[GlamourFailure Tell]] is having the hooves of a bull for feet.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In {{Sophocles}}í tragedy, ''Theatre/TheWomenOfTrachis,'' Herculesí wife Deianira speaks of the spirit of the AcheloŁs River who appeared to her as a bull, a great water serpent, and finally as ďa manís body but a bullís face, and from his clump of beard whole torrents of water splashed like a fountain.Ē (The Disney movie ''Hercules'' also depicted the river spirit as a man-bull.)
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series, anything in the Baron family (namely Barons of Hell, Hell Knights, Cyberdemons, Skulltag's mod-exclusive Belphegors, possibly even [[FinalBoss The Baphomet]] itself [[spoiler:unless you clip through his face and find John Romero's head; then he's just a wall sprite with attitude]]) all base themselves off minotaurs. The 3D versions? Eh... [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Our Cyberdemons Are]] [[AnticlimaxBoss Sissier]].
** While far more bloated and chubby, Pain Elementals share the Baron's bull horns, even bearing stubby, useless little arms as well. An evolution / degradation to the Baron genus?
* The Tauren race from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe, who, in something of a subversion of the classic minotaur concept, are {{Gentle Giant}}s with a [[MagicalNativeAmerican culture inspired by western Native American tribes]]. They are the largest PlayerCharacter race in the game and, appropriately enough, are the only ones whose "/moo" {{emote}} sounds like an actual bovine's.
** Villainous tauren are relatively rare in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft; there is a (now defunct) villain named [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Mr._Smite Mr. Smite]] in Deadmines, and there are the Grimtotem, a tribe that views Tauren as the MasterRace and is willing to kill anyone who sides with another race. With those exceptions, most Tauren tend to be friendly (and cuddly.)
** Two off-shoots of the Tauren have been introduced in expansions. The bison-styled Taunka of Northrend have a bleaker outlook than the Tauren, their harsh homeland forcing them to fight for survival. The yak-styled Yaungol of Pandaria are even worse, having developed a ProudWarriorRaceGuy mentality to help them survive on the steppes. The Taunka joined the Horde, while the Yaungol are enemies of all races.
* Minotaurs are a race of creatures in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic''.
* Hell Bovines from the Secret Cow Level in ''VideoGame/DiabloII''.
** In ''Lord of Destruction'', there are some enormous minotaur-like demons in Act V, called [Descriptor] Lords. For some reason, bull-demons are all named for the Clans of ''goat''folk from Act I and Act II--Moon [=Clan/Lord=], Blood [=Clan/Lord=], etc.
* The ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series has [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Beefne Beefne]] from [[VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3 the first game]] and [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Red-Brief_J Red-Brief J]] from ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''. Amusingly fitting, they both [[MirrorBoss imitate some of Wario's trademark abilities]].
* Mino Magnus from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''.
** Blizzard Buffalo from ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}3'' also counts due to being an anthropomorphic buffalo.
** Uranus from ''VideoGame/MegaManV''.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' features several Minotaurs as {{Giant Mook}}s and pits Kratos against a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot gigantic armored minotaur demon zombie who is on fire]] as a level boss.
* Subverted and played straight in ''SoulNomad''. Subverted with Sepps, (a quick agile race that looks mostly human). Played straight with Redflanks ({{Mighty Glacier}}s, much larger but less human looking). Both races have heroic examples. Danette (female Sepp) and Grunzford (male Red Flank, who's also a CoolOldGuy).
* General Slaughter in the ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' games.
* El Odio from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a giant, pink bull that not only terrorizes one character's mind, but also the player, for the entire level.
** And as it turns out, killing him would be unthinkable as [[spoiler: he is in fact the character whose mind he is found in]].
* Goht in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' (the one who had to be beating by being out-raced and bashed as a Goron).
* ''{{Heretic}}''. The Maulotaurs were the second episode boss, and were about as tough as the Cyberdemon. In the final battle of Shadow of the Serpent Riders, you had to fight eight of them.
** They also showed up in Hexen as well, where they could be summoned to help you in battles.
* Taurus Fire in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''.
* Brahminator (fun encounter) in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}''.
* Bigbutt from ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'', who is extremely powerful and only appears in three places in the entire game. He's functionally immortal (he can never die), but not invulnerable (you can attack him and knock him out but he always gets back up).
* In direct reference to the Greek myth, ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' included a minotaur which had driven the residents of an isle out of a labyrinth and claimed it as his own. The residents even wore Greek-styled togas.
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' had a minotaur as the guard of the gate of the Brigands' Lair. [[spoiler: He's actually there only to protect the Baron's daughter, Elsa, who due to an enchantment has forgotten who she is and become the Brigands' leader.]] He shows up again in the fifth game as the Guildmaster of the Adventurers' Guild in Silmaria... even if [[NegativeContinuity you killed him in the first game.]]
** If you defeat him in the first game, he shows up in the ending [[OnlyAFleshWound with one arm in a sling]].
*** In addition to Toro making a return in ''[[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV Quest For Glory V]]'', there is a Minotaur in the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. The Minotaur's owner? Called [[MeaningfulName Minos]].
* In order to get into a house in ''VideoGame/MechQuest'', you need to complete a quest with a Minotaur boss.
* ''VideoGame/ActRaiser'': the final boss of the first land is named Minotaurus, no guesses as to what he is.
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' has these in the form of recurring miniboss Big Bull Crocker. "Now ''that'' is a bunch of bull!" Granted, Big Bull Crocker is just a giant man wearing a helmet, but still.
** ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' features a return of Big Bull Crocker (sorta) with Big Bull, a giant cyborg bull that wields a rocket-propelled hammer. What's not to like?
* Minotaurs play an important role in ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest''. They are mostly {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, and the protagonist has to earn their respect, after which minotaur priest joins the party. The minotaurs' god -- Lord Sartek -- is also a huge minotaur. Among the bad guys there are minotaur slavers, undead Skelotaurs (skeletal minotaurs), undead minotaur Doomknight, and even mechanical Mechataur.
* First appeared as a boss in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', the Minotaur has been hanging around the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise for a while now.
* Partially subverted in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''. Jiro's shadow is a Minotaur, though he's also the brains of the team [[spoiler:(that is, at least before Zola joins the party)]], has a smooth voice and tends to fight better as a back-row mage.
* Tohma from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''. He provides the muscle of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Four Stars]], though [[ManipulativeBastard he's not dumb at all]].
* Originally, [[BigBad Bowser]], the main villain of the ''SuperMarioBros'' series games was actually not perceived as a turtle-dragon, but instead an ''ox''.
* Minotaurs appear as mooks in ''VideoGame/WillRock''. They throw axes at you and can split up into two smalle Blood Minotaurs if killed with anything but the Sniper Crossbow, the Acid Gun, Medusa Gun or Atomic Gun.
* Minotaurs appear as DemonicSpiders in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOfMightAndMagic'', having lots of HP and being very strong in battle. The best way to kill them is using Air magics like [[ShockAndAwe Thunderbolt]] and [[BigBoosHaunt Ghosts.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'', a minotaur disguises itself as a tree and infects Kaeli (one of the hero's traveling partners) with poison.
* Xain from ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia''.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features minotaurs. They sometimes attack your Fortress and can be found in Labyrinths in Adventure Mode. They are less than a tenth the size of any other semi-megabeast, but more than make up for it by naturally being experts with all melee weapons.
* Minotaurs appear in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' as boss enemies. You'll find them in Cimerora, which is loosely based on Rome and it's mythology.
** And thanks to the Animal Pack, players can make one of their own, complete with Beast Run.
* In ''{{Academagia}}'', Minotaurs are one of the non-human intelligent species of Elumia. While civilized and not innately hostile, they apparently tend to keep to themselves and don't normally mix with humans or other species. One notable exception to this seclusion is Gorithnak, Academagia's Master Smith and head of The Grand Forge. Although he isn't portrayed as particularly gregarious either...
* Alistar the Minotaur is a playable champion in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. He's a dual tank and support-type champion, being both incredibly durable and having several crowd control attacks and an [=AoE=] heal.
* A minotaur appears as a boss in several ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, including ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness''.
* ''VideoGame/FantasyQuest'' pits you against one, hand to hand, in a volcano.
* Tauros from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Black and White gives us Terrakion, a bull-like Pokemon that's based off of one of Literature/TheThreeMusketeers, as well as Bouffalant, a bull with a rock-hard [[FunnyAfro afro.]]
* Obscure Amiga platformer ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/yo-joe-beat-the-ghosts Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts]]'' has a boss named [[PunnyName Meanotaurus]] who, oddly enough, lives in an Egyptian pyramid.
* In ''GuildWars2'', minotaurs are (non-sapient) animals with a gorilla-like posture. The shamanistic Norn race considers their totemic spirit a manifestation of nature's savage strength and feral cunning.
** They also appeared in the first ''GuildWars'' where they inhabited most regions of Tyria and were also found in the northern reaches of Elona. Some of their herds were domesticated by the Sand Giants of Vabbi.
* VideoGame/WarlordsBattlecry has them as an entire faction, serving under the horseman of war. They vary from simple grunts with a ball on a chain, through ax tossers and ending up with a gigantic minotaur king that could well cut a tower down in two or three blows of its gigantic axe. Getting a minotaur hero also opens up some interesting possibilities for a OneManArmy that can solo entire maps without so much as building a base.
* The ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' hero Barathrum the Spirit Breaker is a Minotaur-like LightningBruiser whose playstyle is largely based around charging across the map at high speeds and stunning other heroes, and actually does more damage the faster he is. He actually is a [[Videogame/{{Warcraft}} Tauren]] in the original ''[=DotA=]'', but in ''Dota 2'' he's an extradimensional being who deliberately chose to be ALoadOfBull because he thinks it fits his strength and speed. The game also includes a character who is known as "Tauren Chieftan" in the original game, but "Elder Titan" in the sequel, who is also a strength-based hero but is based mostly around long-ranged spell casting.
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' has minotaurs as trainable units if you chose to worship Athena in the classical age. The campaign also features Kamos, a minotaur pirate leader with a sword for a hand, as one of your enemies.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'', being a mythology kitchen sink, has them. They're fast-moving, hard-hitting, carnivorous monsters that show up almost exclusively in mazes.
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* Krunch Bloodrage (and the whole Bloodrage clan) from the webcomic ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Believe it or not, ''he's not the warrior.''
* The dreaded Minotaur of Crete [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=17 appears]] in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. He's called Basil, and he's a nice guy who's easily startled.
* ''The Superest'': [[http://www.thesuperest.com/archives/2009/02/02/s142_janitaur/ Janitaur]].
* Principal Beau Vine from ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie''.
* ''Dungeons & Denizens'' stars Min, a beefy, yet mild-mannered Minotaur working as a janitor in a dungeon. His brother is much taller and beefier. A recently-introduced new Minotaur, called Titanic, is even ''larger''.
* [[http://www.realmofatland.com/ Atland]] features Bruce the minotaur as a main character. Physically, Bruce has the body of a tall muscular human male with the head of a bull. While he has a pair of human hands, his feet are stout cloven hooves. His entire body is covered with short sleek brown fur and he has a very human-like tuft of black hair on top of his head. Bruce has sired a half-human son named Tad who seems to be entirely human with the exception of a pair of horns and green eyes lacking in pupils, just like his old man.
* Tavros Nitram, one of the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', has huge horns that are very much like a bull's. Unsurprising, since all of the trolls follow a Western zodiac theme and he represents Taurus, the bull sign.
** Then there's Rufio, his self-esteem personified, and the Summoner, his FamousAncestor, both with similar horns.
* A story in ''TheKAMics'' [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5226681/ featured a minotaur named Bob]]
* ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'' gives us Boozloaf, who doubles as a somewhat BadassPreacher and PungeonMaster.
* Dagg the Fierce in ''Webcomic/AtArmsLength'', a would-be pillager minotaur, [[http://atarmslength.smackjeeves.com/comics/872126/havesword-willtravel-5/ runs afoul]] of dragon mercenaries Kaige and Kiley.
** Also, his cousin supposedly once attacked main characters Ally, Reece and Sheila, with a .44 Magnum at that.
* ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' has Turg. Sort of cool big chap, but as the only member of his species around, very lonely -- until he met a [[spoiler:Sphinx and chose to stay with her. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Yeah.]]]]
* The legend of the Minotaur is referenced in [[http://oglaf.com/labyrinth/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' comment, and the Minotaur himself appears [[http://oglaf.com/skein/ here.]] (Caution: the linked comics are sfw, but the comic as a whole is very much not.)
* Gaur from ''ThePrideOfLife'' is a minotaur. Minotaur there refers to any sentient bovid.
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* In the "Nightmares And Daydreams" episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang briefly hallucinates that Appa the bison can talk.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'''s "The Mighty Manotaur!", although it turns out that he's not very {{badass}}.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', all of [[{{Satan}} Lucius']] typical henchman and enforcer jobs are done by minotaur-like creatures.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'''s Longhorn, a half-man, half-steer country singer supervillain.
* ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard''. Where the bulls have ''[[AnimalGenderBender udders]]''.
** And actual bulls are a ''separate species''.
* Taurus, of the New Olympians on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* Manish Man, the Manly Minotaur, guardian of the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Hero's Enchiridion]] in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
* Taurus Bulba, the first big-time criminal ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' faces. Note that while he is pretty big, stocky, and strong, he's also cunning, putting him in GeniusBruiser territory.
* Everyone in Wild West ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa''.
* The bouncer from the ''HouseofMouse'' short "Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot."
* ''MightyMouseTheNewAdventures'' had archvillain The Cow -- walks on two feet, (super)humanoid physique, clearly male and thus should be "The Bull", but...
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' has Temutai, a Water Buffalo who is a somewhat of a GeniusBruiser who can also seriously challenge Po with his physical strength alone.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" introduces minotaurs to the mythology of Equestria, in the form of a motivational speaker named Iron Will.
* Scrooge takes a magic harp from an ancient temple in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' causing the treasure's guardian (a giant stone minotaur) to come to Duckburg looking for it. Interestingly, since this is a {{Funny Animal}}s world where the human species doesn't exist, when the chief of police is describing the monster to Scrooge, he says, "They say it's as big as an office building, like a living stone statue with the head of a bull and the body of a... a..." before the monster itself appears and cuts him off.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Dipper vs. Manliness" features the ''Man''otaurs, who are half [[TestosteronePoisoning MAN]] and half...er, taur. They help teach [[KidHero Dipper]] to be more manly.
* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy "You know what I am back at the ranch? I'm a breeding bull."]] After throwing off Peter in a rodeo, the bull immediately rapes him. The bull invites Peter to visit his house on the cape, and makes it clear that Peter had better call in advance to give the bull time to tidy up and bring a blazer so they go to a wider range of restaurants.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' features a minotaur beneath the DMV used to dispose of problem customers. It's revealed that when the DMV was founded, its initials originally stood for "Dungeon of Minotaur Violence."
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