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[[caption-width-right:282:[-Every other action hero you've ever seen.-] ]]

->"[[{{Eagleland}} Welcome to the land of freedom]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitches!]] ''[[ShoutingShooter AHHHHHHHHH!!!]]''"
-->-- '''[[Radio/GTARadio Jack Howitzer]]''', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''

An AffectionateParody of [[TheEighties 1980s]] [[ActionHero action stars]]. It could be an actor, or a character based on one of them, or a [[Film/TheTerminator futuristic killer robot]]. The most common star used for this trope is Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, particularly exaggerating his accent, hence the trope name. But other stars, like Creator/SylvesterStallone, happen as well.

This is a subtrope of NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Lunar's dad in ''Manga/SetoNoHanayome'', is the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Terminator. And a yakuza. And a merman]].
* When ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' was dubbed in America, weapons expert Destroyer Dom is given an Ahnold flavor.
* In the ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' dub, Gem Beast Amber Mammoth is given an Ahnold accent.
* Bando in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is a ''walking'' ShoutOut to ''TheTerminator'', up to and including [[spoiler:having a bionic prosthetic arm and special eyes]], despite not having the accent. His name sounds awfully familiar to ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''.
* Mr. Lucky Strike, the PE teacher from ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'', looks and acts quite a lot like Dutch from ''Film/{{Predator}}''.
* Guts' voice actor from the American dub of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' played this up at certain points during the [[HilariousOuttakes outtakes]].
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Possibly Younger Toguro. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the Terminator, as well as having Arnold's [[Creator/TesshoGenda Japanese dub voice]]...
* Goku, in ''Manga/DragonBall'', encounters a killer android called Sargent Metallic (Major Metallotron in the {{Funimation}} English dub), who is clearly an {{expy}} of the Terminator. He is one of the bad guys that Goku defeats fighting his way up through the Red Ribbon Army's Muscle Tower. In the [[MilestoneCelebration anime's 10th anniversary movie]] Metallic got a RaceLift into a ScaryBlackMan, taking him away from this trope.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Australian comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers frequently use impressions of Schwarzenegger as staples of their live-action and puppet routines.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Randy Violent in Franchise/TheDCU.
* ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' as whole series runs on shout-outs:
** "Arnie" from doesn't even try to be subtle about it.
** Also Kenterminator, a mix of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] and the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] [[{{Marvel 2099}} 2099]]'' features a brief appearance by an action movie star called Albert Studebaker.
* There was once a ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' subplot with Mary Jane getting excited over being in an "Arnold Schwarztenheimer" movie but choosing to pass up the role when it was revealed she would have to do a nude scene. The Arnold never showed up but it was obvious who the celebrity was supposed to be.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Dolph, one of [[spoiler:Boingo]]'s henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}''.
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the Genie does a brief impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
* Volf Volfssonssonssonsson in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Discworld/SoulMusic''. He's a Hubland barbarian, riffing off one of Ahnold's [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 earlier roles]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/LastActionHero'': Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays Jack Slater, an AffectionateParody of ''[[AdamWesting himself]]''.
-->'''Danny Madigan:''' You think you are funny, don't you?\\
'''Jack Slater:''' I know I am. I'm the famous comedian Arnold Braunschweiger.\\
'''Danny Madigan:''' Schwarzenegger!\\
'''Jack Slater:''' {{Gesundheit}}.
* Lampshaded, like much of the stuff going on in ''Film/SuperCapers'', of the GadgeteerGenius' RobotBuddy Robo, who bases all his inventions off movies.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** Pumping Up with Hans und Franz'': "I am Hans." "Und I am Franz." "And ve ah here to pump..." *clap* "YOU UP!"
** On an aside note, [[WeirdAlEffect most versions of this trope that use the phrase "Girly Man" are getting it from here.]]
** In one episode, the ''real'' Arnold turns up and shows them what's what.
* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', the primary Terminator antagonist Cromartie takes the appearance of an actor best known in that universe for playing [[ConanTheBarbarian a barbarian]].
* Chip Rommel from ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'' is a straight-up {{parody}} of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* The Lizzinator monster in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Clair and Theo see a rather violent movie to her chagrin and his pleasure. Cliff asks, "well, what is the plot of this epic?" to which Theo responds, "there's this guy called Max Savage, right? And this gang steals his car... so he has to get it back!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "[[{{Catchphrase}} I'll be back]]" by Arnie and the Terminators is sung in this manner, naturally.
* Three words: Austrian, Death, Machine! All of their songs not only have Ahnold style vocals, but they all pay tribute to various films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIO86jTrQQ "Get to the Choppa!"]] They even have their lead singer in a giant rubber Schwarzenegger mask and call him "Ahnold", just to score the extra point.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'':
** In this French ''Series/SpittingImage''-style satirical show, Monsieur Sylvestre, a highly cynical and brutal man with a dark sense of humour who occupies many different functions (White House adviser, Cardinal, CEO, etc.), is one of the few characters who does not correspond directly to any real-life person... but he ''does'' look an awful lot like Sylvester Stallone, though.
** His voice has grown different from the one of the puppet standing in for Sylvester Stallone himself, however. The latter is closer to the French dubbing voice in Stallone's movies (mainly ''Rambo'' or ''Rocky'').
** Also, the puppet for Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger always speaks with the Franchise/{{Terminator}}'s voice.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Jack Howitzer in the [[GTARadio radio stations]] of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games. He started out making the ''Destroyer'' films, a parody of the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' series, around the time of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', and by ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' he had branched out into family comedies with ''Special Needs Cop'', a parody of ''Film/KindergartenCop''. Unfortunately, [[CreatorKiller his career was derailed]] when he accidentally shot the host of a radio show while promoting ''Special Needs Cop''; the page quote comes from that incident. By ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' he's become a washed-up self-parody trying to use a RealityShow to become famous again, a show that instead only illustrates how insane he is.
* Sven T. Uncommon in ''VideoGame/PopfulMail''.
* VideoGame/DukeNukem is a combination of this and Creator/ClintEastwood.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFFWwLgQtXw This review]] illustrates that even if the original game (''Ark 22'') doesn't include Arnold, the fans can always pretend it does.
* ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge]]'' has the second mission of the Allied campaign take place in Hollywood. As you explore the map you can find parodies of Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, and SylvesterStallone (in that order, depending on where you send your forces) that are quite helpful in taking back the city and stopping Yuri from feeding the civilian population of Los Angeles into his Grinders. Unfortunately, a patch made it so that [[{{Bowdlerise}} the names and voices of these units were changed to the standard-issue "Civilian" and "G.I.", respectively]].
** But if you make some modding, it's possible to make the voices back for them and the names. Fact: Voices weren't deleted from the game's files. But you still need to edit one file to edit the names as what they were.
* Sting Sniperscope from ''VideoGame/EatLeadTheReturnOfMattHazard''.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'':
** ''Space Quest 3'' has Arnoid the Annihilator, a Terminator-like android sent to kill Roger for mail fraud.
** ''Space Quest 6'' has an Arnold-like T-1000.
* Jim the body building pit bull from ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}''.
* [[BilingualBonus Ubel]] from the ''VideoGame/BattalionWars'' series. To underline the reference, he's promised the role of "Governator" in his boss' empire.
* The Thor pilot in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII''. In fact, most of his "pissed" lines are Arnold quotes (except for the one ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' reference) like this [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 gem]]:
-->"What is best? To crush the Zerg, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the Protoss."
* The Cryo Legionnaires in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', are basically [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mr. Freeze]].
* Lisa's father in ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Persona 2: Innocent Sin]]'' is a carbon copy of Steven Seagal.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': Sion certainly qualifies. He's a zombie juggernaut who has Arnold's accent and some of his quotes are based on some of Arnie's lines. He also has his axe named 'Chopper', just so he can have the "[[Film/{{Predator}} GET ON MY CHOPPA!]]" quote. After a rework later, Sion lost his Arnie accent and can speak in a normal accent. He didn't forget his origins, though, as he has two quotes that he said once in normal tone, and the other time, with Arnie's accent. One of them being [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} "I'll be back."]]
* Several mercenaries in ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'' series count. The most stereotypical example is Bobby "Steroid" Gontarski who shares his appearance and accent with Schwarzenegger.
* The Hublanders in the Broken/Mended Drum in the ''VideoGame/{{Discworld}}'' PC adventure game both speak with the Arnie accent, and even go so far as to say in conversation "This ffery boring town" and the followup "Ja... [[CatchPhrase ve von't be back.]]"
* ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'': You don't get anymore Ahnold than Asagi Schwarzinature.
* Johnny Cage of the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series is very much an expy of Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, because originally the game was to star the real Van Damme, with a bunch of other characters he could beat up. When Van Damme backed out because he considered it "selling out", thus was born Mortal Kombat as we know it.
* Biff Atlas, the bodybuilding ghost from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
* One boss in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' was a pair of Terminator [[CaptainErsatz ersatzes]] named Arnold, later renamed Bloody Brad for legal reasons.
* Abore in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon II'', although the arcade game's version also has elements of AndreTheGiant.
* The Sledger in ''VideoGame/BattleRealms'' (a game set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of feudal Japan) is an Arnold reference, constantly talking with the accent and making references to his giant muscles.
* Bill Rizer is a pretty obvious stand in for Schwarzengger in the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series, while his buddy Lance Bean is the same for Sylvester Stallone.
* The Barbarians of Krolm in ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim'' are obvious examples, being [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}} and having exaggerated Austrian accents.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' has the Kremling cyborg KAOS. The game (being on the SuperNintendo) has no voice acting and his dialogue doesn't reflect Arnold's mannerisms, but he strongly resembles [[Film/TheTerminator the T-800]], [[CoolShades down to the shades.]]
* Chaac, the Mayan God of Rain in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' is a very muscular God that wields a mean axe he called 'Chaacca'. Unsurprisingly, he comes with Arnold's accent despite his origin coming from South America, and one of his joke/taunt is yet another ''Film/{{Predator}}'' ShoutOut, which is why that's how they named his axe: "GET TO THE CHAACCA!"
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Parodied with Bouncer Beagle in ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}''. His head is from a stock image of Arnold.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Frans Rayner, "The Great Dane", from ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. Action star turned evil mastermind -- and a clear homage to Jean-Claude Van Damme. The author even said in an interview that if the webcomic was made into a movie, he would insist on Jean-Claude playing Frans.
* [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/index.php?id=184 "Nicki, do your Terminator impression!" "I'm from da FYOO-CHAH!"]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'' has Mark, who looks and acts like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in all of his roles.
* Brunsk the Barbarian, an [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] from the Yorkton Gamer Guild's recorded ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. Actual Play sessions at ''Podcast/{{RPGMP3}}'', often serves as a frontline fighter, in addition to being the fortunate owner of a [[FakeRussian characteristic accent]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Rainier Wolfcastle is one of the best-known parodies. [=McBain=][[note]]Not to be confused with (and in no way related to) a certain James Glickenhaus [[Film/McBain film of the same name]][[/note]], the supercop action hero he plays, is an example in himself.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie The movie]] also has "President" Arnold Schwarzenegger who, while not exactly an example of this trope since it was the actual character it was based on, was quite literally [[PaperThinDisguise Rainier Wolfcastle with]] [[AdaptationDyeJob brown hair]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
** Arnold Shwartzengerman
** Jorgen von Strangle from the same show.
** The show also has Sylvester Calzone, based on Stallone of course.
* Arnold Mousenegger, a minor character from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* The Western ''WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}}'' cartoons turns [[FrankensteinsMonster Victor Von Gerdenheim]] into one of these. He has the accent and everything.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' makes reference to action star Donald Shaltenpepper.
* Arnold the [[AngryGuardDog security guard dog]] from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. He's got a little bit of the TotallyRadical '80s icon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spuds_MacKenzie Spuds Mackenzie]] mixed in for more laffs.
* Ronald Weisenheimer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.
* Blitzwing's [[SplitPersonality Hothead face]] in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' seems to be based on an angry Arnold Schwartzenegger parody in terms of voice and demeanor.
* A variation occurred in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' with the character of Squint Ringo, an obvious parody of ''90's'' action "star", Steven Seagal.
* One called Sly Eastenegger appears in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', a parody of both Arnie and Stallone.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has Hoss Delgado, who seems based on Creator/KurtRussell, particularly Snake Plissken in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and Creator/BruceCampbell (as Ash Williams in ''Franchise/EvilDead'').
* The animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' has Armhold Musselhugger.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Robolympics", Dr. Robotnik had a muscular Badnik called Arnold Robonegger doing his team's weight-lifting.
* This was how ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' portrayed Leif Ericson.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Popetown}}'', Richter the Swiss Guard is another Arnold parody.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', the title heroes face the [[MeaningfulName Exterminator]] in their first episode debut. "[[ShoutOut I'll be back]]," indeed, as he sinks away in acid....
* A fictional TV hero called The Abdicator in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', usually unafraid to hit celebrities with their real names, had a fictional version of Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme named [[ThePope Jean-Paul LePope]].
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