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->''"Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight."''
-->-- '''BlackKnight''' [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=345 flavor text,]] ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

WarIsHell? [[WarIsGlorious Not to this guy]].

Fighting is everything to the Blood Knight. He lives for it. It's not so much about winning or losing, morality, the motives of his allies, or even [[GlorySeeker the glory]], that drives this guy so much as it is the opportunity for a good fight.

A Blood Knight can be of any morality whatsoever, although {{Anti Hero}}es and {{Anti Villain}}s tend to be most common.

Heroic examples will frequently be TheBigGuy in an ensemble, the character most likely to solve his problems by force of arms. They might make the less violent members of the crew a little nervous, especially if they go off on a [[BerserkButton hair trigger]]. He may merely enjoy the challenge and not hurting others necessarily; some don't hurt people unprovoked since they have a sense of right and wrong.

The Blood Knight doesn't even have to be a particularly violent man most of the time. A common version found in Eastern fiction is the Wandering Martial Artist, who [[WalkingTheEarth Wanders the Earth]] looking for strong opponents to test his skills against. This might be coupled with a love of fair duels and a desire to {{challenge|Seeker}} the [[SpiritedCompetitor best and strongest]]. This type still enjoys the thrill of the fight, but usually eschews the death and bloodshed aspect. A living opponent, after all, can improve their skills and provide an even better challenge later. DefeatMeansFriendship is a common occurrence with these guys, their opponent's or their own.

As an antagonist, he has a good chance of being an AntiVillain, since he doesn't want to kill the heroes, necessarily, just fight them. If he can find someone [[DefeatMeansFriendship tough enough to beat him]] he might undergo a HeelFaceTurn and join the hero's team, or simply gain a [[WorthyOpponent newfound respect]] for his foe that he [[DefeatMeansRespect didn't have before]]. He might deliberately disadvantage himself in order to make fights last longer and loves to reveal that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he is not left-handed]]. Despite the brutality that this trope implies, it's not uncommon for them to be a NobleDemon as well, when they want an exciting fight on ''specific terms'' or when they reject unfair advantages because it would make the fight no fun. He may even betray his boss if he insists on interfering to [[StalkerWithACrush pursue and obsess]] over his [[FoeYay foe]] on his own terms. Less pleasant ones may [[KickTheDog do all kinds of horrible things]] to provoke their opponents into fighting them. Though if they specifically love to kill (rather than fight) they are a PsychoForHire.

Personality-wise, more evil ones may be a FlatCharacter (and quite possibly TheBrute) who just shouts [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} "Maim! Kill! Burn!"]]. Good/[[AntiVillain Sympathetic]] ones are usually more sophisticated/developed, and can have aspects of the WarriorTherapist, WarriorPoet or CulturedWarrior. He might be a [[BoisterousBruiser normal, jocular guy]] when he's not brawling, or he might take the fight so seriously that [[TheStoic he blocks out everything else]] and will therefore live only for battle. In some cases the Blood Knight fights because he's [[DeathSeeker looking for a way to die with meaning]].

A WarGod is very often one of these though he could also be AxCrazy or just TheSociopath. If there's a whole society of guys who like combat, you've got a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}. If the character likes the 'killing' part more than the 'fighting' part, they're a PsychoForHire. The EgomaniacHunter also thrives on aimless violent thrill and loves a worthy quarry instead of opponent. If a character is in it for the challenge rather than just the fight, then we've got a SpiritedCompetitor. The Blood Knight's love of combat may be platonic, or it may have [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence sexual undertones]]. It could also overlap with AxCrazy if their love of fighting crosses the line into psychopathic violence and mental and emotional instability.

SubTrope of InHarmsWay. SisterTrope to CombatSadomasochist, TheRealMan, and BoisterousBruiser. Compare CavalierCompetitor and, for a more general trope, ChallengeSeeker. Also compare {{Sadist}}, whose favorite part of fighting is the pain and suffering of his opponent. May be from a MartyrdomCulture and will nearly always believe that WarIsGlorious. If he (or she, though it's much rarer, however; see LadyOfWar) is in the military, then he will almost inevitably be a ColonelKilgore. A MonsterKnight has a high chance of being one. A more violent example that nonetheless fights on the side of good may (or may not) be a SociopathicHero. Not to be confused with the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Knight of Blood]], who is very unlike this trope. It also has [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant nothing to do with]] a knight who uses BloodMagic. Contrast ShellShockedVeteran, who is of the opposite mindset (also contrast WarIsHell).

Oh, just in case it wasn't clear, the character doesn't have to be a literal knight for this trope to apply. It is about the attitude, not the rank.
* BloodKnight/AnimeAndManga
* BloodKnight/ComicBooks
* BloodKnight/{{Literature}}
* BloodKnight/VideoGames
* BloodKnight/RealLife


[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s [[TropeNamers Blood Knight]] card has a very appropriate quote: ''His is the fury of the wildfire, the boiling blood of the volcano. He fights you not because you've wronged him, but because you're there.''
** This and KnightTemplar are the worse aspects of the [[LightIsNotGood White/Red]] mixture, as seen in the Nobilis of War from the Shadowmoor block and the legendary creature Ruhan of the Fomori from the "Political Puppets" Commander pack.
** As hinted at below in the part about Radha, all native-born and -raised Keldons are like this, making them {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s. The thing is, they are fully aware that their warmongering is to their own detriment as a society. Many of their abilities and mechanics work on an understanding that not fighting hurts, and fighting also tends to have some sort of extremist drawback. To whit:
*** Keldon Warlord: A single creature that gets stronger and harder to kill based on the number of total creatures (minus Walls) on the battlefield. ''What if they threw a war...and everybody came?''
*** Keldon Berserker: ''They fight beyond fear, beyond thought, and beyond mercy.''
*** Keldon Twilight: If no one attacked during your turn, one of your creatures dies.
*** Keldon Arsonist: By sacrificing two of your own lands, you can destroy a single opponent-controlled land. ''Fields can be replanted. Settlements can be rebuilt. Burn it all.''
*** Keldon Vandals: ''Keldons divide all their spoils into two groups: trophies, and catapult ammunition.''
*** Keldon Firebombers: [Jamuraa is the country Keld is invading] ''If there isn't enough of Jamuraa left to stand on, I will still claim it for Keld.''
*** Keldon Megaliths: A land card with the special ability to inflict damage on a single target on your turn, but only if you have no cards in your hand. This means that in a situation where a normal player would have absolutely no options, the Keldons will still find a way to hurt someone.
** There's even a recurring ability to sum up this trope. Formerly in black, now mostly in red, "this creature attacks this turn if able" is a common drawback, forcing creatures with it to run into the fray even if means certain death.
** The Mardu Horde of Tarkir are very enthusiastic about combat, to the point where their Khan is a massively aggressive orc with the abovementioned attack-each-turn drawback. They have a clan mechanic that gives them bonuses for attacking, such as increasing the power of spells or giving creatures cast after the dust settles a useful enters-the-battlefield effect.
** The Gruul Clans on Ravnica engage in this when not fighting out of more legitimate grievances. Bolrac Clan ogres [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366446 pick fights with buildings]] if they run out of other opponents, and their favorite holiday, Rauck-Chauv, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=96960 basically consists of breaking stuff and punching people.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Since she was a four-year-old child [[HotBlooded Asuka]] has been trained to fight. She is a warrior, a soldier and a HumongousMecha AcePilot. She loves fighting. It is her life.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka had trained to pilot a HumongousMecha and fight alien monsters since she was a four-year-old child [[spoiler:and found her mother's corpse hanging from a ceiling.]] Fighting it is her whole life and she genuinely likes it. Her self image is so tied to being a Pilot that, when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her and Shinji]], she very nearly collapsed right away.
* ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'': ComicBook/PowerGirl likes fighting a ''bit'' too much. She's happy to have the chance to let herself loose when she fights three Kryptonian criminals instead of pulling her punches.
-->And Kara had to admit that, despite the pain of his blows and kicks, despite the knowledge of what he intended to do to her if he beat her, despite the knowledge of his superior strength and the peril the world and her friends were facing...\\
...she kind of enjoyed this fight.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In chapter 3 Asuka had just woken up from a nightmare and was sick, weakened and bedridden. Then she heard there was a battle she was not taking part in. She rose right away and went to get in her giant robot and fight.
** Subverted after the Angel War since for that point she is already sick of fighting and killing and she wants to live peacefully.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Deconstructed. Due to her upbringing Asuka is very aggressive, battle-hungry and eager to engage the enemy. However her first fight was against an alien horror was so repulsive-looking she does not even want to go near it. When it bites her robot's hand off, though, she goes berserk and bludgeons it until it is a bloody pulp... which earns her a reprimand for being too aggressive.
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'':
** Although Asuka is trying to change her behaviour, she is still eager to fight the enemy as a way to stand out.
** Rei, too. After returning to the past she has decided that resorting to extreme violence to deal with the enemy is a perfectly acceptable therapy. When she sorties for first time she decides against using weapons because bludgeoning the giant alien with her -robot's- bare fists would feel more satisfactory.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka and Mari are jet fighter elite pilots that really enjoying flying their war planes and fighting. Especially Mari. She ''sings'' as she battles.
* [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm Valla, Demon Hunter]] in ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is a downplayed version at first (as established in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', hatred must be tempered by discipline). However, after she defeats {{brainwash|ed}}ing solely through ThePowerOfHate, the "discipline" goes out the window and leads her to fully embrace this trope.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Although Asuka has not been an active pilot since her giant robot got torn apart, she still is a soldier and enjoys fighting.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Subverted. Asuka was one per canon. She trained during one decade and loved fighting. However she fought enemies were too powerful to her or against which her skills were useless. After fighting Arael and getting {{Mind Rape}}d she broke down, but [[spoiler:she bounced back when the MP Evas struck]].
* Amaterasu from ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}''. However, she seems to have different ''kinds'' of BloodKnight personalities, varying between a [[DissonantSerenity cold, serious murder machine]] and openly admitting she's finding the battle a [[DepravedBisexual turn-on]]. Which she uses seems to depend on some combination of how angry she is... and how ''sexually attracted she is to her opponent''. Yikes.
** As of Chapter 25, it seems her switching her Barrier Jacket into its [[LimitBreak Final Drive Mode]] is an indicator of when she's switched over.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Asuka really likes fighting, not only because she is a good fighter but also because piloting a giant robot and fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s makes her feeling she is not worthless. When she got into her Eva to sortie for first time she was really eager because she had been waiting for that moment since she was three.
* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', when new [[EldritchAbomination Angels]] appear, Asuka is really eager to fight them and go berserker on their collective butts.
* ''Fanfic/OfSheepAndBattleChicken'': Shepard is the Butcher of Torfan, and her primary purpose for living is hunting down and killing anyone she defines as a criminal or slaver so that no one has to live through what she did.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka lives for fighting... and Shinji is trying to show to her that she has more reasons to live. Likewise her battle lust has almost gotten her into trouble several times (such like when she rushed Israfel and almost got bludgeoned when it unexpectedly split into two halves).
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During several conversations Asuka tells Shinji she likes fighting why she is good at it and people notices when she fights. So she worked hard to become the best because she thought that nobody would care about her otherwise.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'': Edge/[[spoiler: Cecil]], who at first just seeks out worthy opponents to challenge to battle, even killing some of them, hoping to grow stronger. He even [[spoiler: attempts to wake up the extremely powerful legendary pokemon who balance the world]] just so he can fight them. Discovers the reason for this attitude when he remembers [[spoiler: he failed to save Alexa on their last night as humans]].
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'': Ash's Charmander is one, partly due to his desire to regain his evolved form. It is also mentioned that Pokémon with the ability Guts are this, even those who Trace it.
* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': Supervillains Hookwolf and his comrades, Cricket and Stormtiger live for fighting. In his first appearance, Hookwolf laments that he doesn't live in an age where fighting prowess and warrior spirit are valued and admired.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka's battle lust is an important part of her character. Although she changes a lot after becoming ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', she still enjoys fighting (and her new powers allow her taking on giant aliens with her bare fists).
** A constant plot point in the ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' stories in which she's a [[AdaptationalVillainy villain]] is that she is such a hard-core version of this (as well as being a GloryHound) that she thinks [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing the Superwomen's attempts to help win the war are instead "stealing" her victories and the recognition she'd get]] and thus ends up going to bloody war with them.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In this story, Asuka is a berserker of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne, God of War, Anger, and Blood]]''. She is a [[SuperSoldier consummate warrior]], fighting is her life, and she can barely control her battle lust [[spoiler:and eventually becomes the Goddess of War]].
* ''Fanfic/{{Legionnaire}}'' features the Equestrian Legion, an entire [[TheLegionsOfHell Legion of Hell]] of blood knights.
* ''FanFic/WeaverNine'': Jack Slash, as in [[Literature/{{Worm}} canon]]. He gleefully cuts a bloody swath through the criminal underworld. He is, however, a little more rational than most members of this trope, and reacts to the approach of [[TheDreaded Leviathan]] appropriately (though he does decide to fight, in the end).
* ''Fanfic/{{Uplifted}}'': Otto Skorzeny and Jack Churchill. Churchill once famously lamented the end of World War II, and Skorzeny was his counterpart on the German side.
* All eight protagonists of ''FanFic/{{Morphic}}'' have some aspect of this as a product of their [[HalfHumanHybrid unusual heritage]]. It's most pronounced with [[SociopathicHero Mia]], a half-insect with [[BladeBelowTheShoulder bladed limbs]], but even the resident NiceGuy eventually discovers an impulse to [[PlayingWithFire set things on fire]].
* The combat-addicted skahs wizards and warriors of Baravada in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. Unfortunately they were so good at what they did that they wiped out all opposition and haven't had anything to fight except each other for at least ten years. They're so bored and have so little to do that when, in a brilliant BatmanGambit, Ringo spreads the word that there are monsters in the distant GhostCity of Ehndris, practically the entire skahs population of Ta'akan drops everything to try to get down there and see if it's true.
* The fanfiction ''FanFic/MoreThanHuman'' has two blood knights: Butch and Buttercup. This personality trait is actually a major plot point that [[spoiler:connects the two together and allows them to bond]].
%%* Kain who debuts during the Grazton arc of ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
* Garrus Vakarian in ''Fanfic/MassEffectInterregnum''. For all that he tries to be good and honorable, he loves the parts where he gets to knock heads, because of how simple it is in comparison to justice and leadership.
* The ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7419498/1/bSwords_b_and_bShields_b Swords and Shields]]'' has '''''Yuuno''''' of all people start to become one while developing a relationship with Signum.
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'':
** [[TheDragon General Esteem]], whose main purpose in life is warfare--hell, it's his ''Cutie Mark''. He's so in love with war that he's disgusted by Celestia's peaceful regime, to the point that he willingly [[SealedEvilInACan releases]] [[BigBad Titan]], knowing that the latter shares his [[TheSocialDarwinist beliefs]], and will enable him to fight and kill as many ponies as is needed to enforce Titan's rule of Equestria.
** [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nihilus]] also counts, as does [[TheAlcoholic Sir Unimpressive]] for a heroic example.
** It's revealed later in a flashback sequence that [[spoiler:[[BrokenAce Twilight's ancestor, Astor Coruscare]] was this. She was a powerful yet extremely ruthless commander of Celestia's army in the past. She happily slaughters an army just to make Celestia proud of her. Hell, [[NamedWeapons her]] [[MeaningfulName blade]] was named ''Sangrophile''--'''blood lover''']].
* ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'' has Night Raven, a griffon soldier obsessed with fighting and killing ponies not because of hatred, but for ''fun''. Interestingly, while Night Raven comes off as borderline AxCrazy for most of the fic, he shows a bit of honor when [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] [[GracefulLoser defeats him]], managing to congratulate her on a "good kill" before he dies.
** On the other hoof, the good guys have Flare Star. Though she is ''not'' sadistic or prone to brutality, she is definitely more aggressive than most pegasi of the EAF. It's best shown in Chapter 6 of the sequel, ''Wings of Unity'', where she makes quite a show of bombing the Exile artillery; complete with a PreMortemOneLiner ("Here, catch!") and baring her teeth when she flies up to Tornado Swirl after making the kill.
*** A few chapters later, Flare Star delivers a... rather ''thorough'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating]] to a Exile mare named Pearl Eyes, reducing the confident rookie to [[VillainsWantMercy pleading for her life.]]
* Agent Diamond from ''FanFic/AkatsukiKittenPhoenixCorporationOverhaul'' is halfway between this and completely AxCrazy. The main point is that a person's death doesn't mean quite the same thing to her as it does to everyone else, but she loves the sight of blood spilling. She is, however, more likely to enjoy a fight than she is to simply kill weaklings for sport.
* ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'' has [[AxCrazy Gadjo]], who loves nothing better than a good fight (except [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pie]]). His partner Machete qualifies as well.
* In ''FanFic/AFathersWrath'', Lu Xiaong who refers to himself as a Warrior instead of a ninja is this as even though he sides with [[BigBad The Jashinists]] He makes his intentions known that he plans on challenging the Leader soon enough. When Kakashi calls him out on using his strength to fight for them he laughs him off and claims he doesn't fight for good or evil he just fights.
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim The Dragonborn]] in the {{crossover}} fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7843635/1/Portalborn Portalborn]]'' loves battle, needs it. Fire for her is symbolical, an icon of her hunger of power, in accordance with having the blood of a dovah. Disturbingly, she loves the taste of elven blood. Especially when [[ImAHumanitarian eating tasty, detestable Thalmor]] in her [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf form]]. But when she [[UnstoppableRage rages, however...]]. The difference is that she fights better when she's actually enjoying herself, rather when she gets truly pissed, she's unable to battle to the best of her ability. Her entire personality provides quite the contrast with the meek and nervous [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Doug]] [[TechnologicalPacifist Rattmann]].
* [[FanFic/ChiAndChakra Chi and Chakra's]] OC Ryoko Saotome is a moe blood knight. Outside of a fight she's an emotionally abused nervous wreck that will let people walk all over her. Fighting is the only time she really feels relaxed and happy. Unless [[BerserkButton someone she cares about is threatened.]] In which case you're looking at a berserker.
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' makes this a trait of Pein's Ashura Path. She can sense the combat skills of other ninjas as animal motifs, and see most of the ninjas around her as ants. When she senses a badger and a falcon (Gaara and Neji) together, she seeks them out hoping they will give her a good fight. She even tells them the Deva Path has left the Rain village because she doesn't think either of them alone will be a match for her.
* [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Phoenix]] from ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsShowtime'', as with his canon self. This one actually gives a reason ''why'' he's a Blood Knight; he feels there's a void in himself he needs to fight to fill. In this canon, he's responsible for the events of "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Dragonshy]]", solely to get Haru to fight him. After winning the first fight [[CurbstompBattle easily]], he even refuses to fight Haru again until provoked significantly. After being beaten by [[MidSeasonUpgrade Flame Dragon Style]], he becomes obsessed with fighting Haru.
* Iron Will in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/183015/iron-wills-foalcon-necrophilia-sex-rampage#comment/4242309 Iron Will's Foalcon Necrophilia Sex Rampage]]'' is this, because he quite clearly lives for the opportunity to rape and torture everyone he sees. There is also a sequel, which involves Iron Will getting released from prison and then gunning down vast hordes of gang members referred to only as "niggaz", and then molesting yet more underage foals before having an armed standoff with the police. Purely because he enjoys the thrill of violence.
* In the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', several of the Careers (Amber, Achilles, Brigid) are shown to kill merely for the enjoyment of it. In fact, when they go for several days without encountering another tribute, they even [[spoiler:attack an innocent fawn. [[BerserkButton This is what causes]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Obsidian]] [[HeelFaceTurn to leave the pack]]]].
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Luna is very fond of battle, which doesn't gel well with the fact that she's not entirely sane to begin with.
* In ''Fanfic/AllTheWayBack'', the returned Princess Luna is very eager to find chances to serve Equestria as its Princess of War--in part because it makes the lonely FishOutOfTemporalWater feel useful again; in part because she simply enjoys battle.
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has Strife, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Natural Selection. When called to exterminate a race, she prefers to fight them head on, even though she could simply wipe them out from a distance with her magic. She also says [[TheSocialDarwinist every race deserves the chance to fight for its survival]].
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Punk seems to be this, and Bass ''definitely'' is. In episode 11 he comments that he loves the sounds of war, and the only thing better is silence before victory.
** Duo is a heroic example, as he comments that he serves ''no'' purpose other than to fight the greatest of evils.
* Yamzarat Machtoro from the crossover fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6731833/1/Angels-of-the-Storm Angels of the Storm]]'' is an ancient [[HumongousMecha Titan]] built by [[{{Precursors}} the ancestors of the Quarians]] to fight the Reapers. He was defeated then, but is woken up and wants revenge, and gleefully smashes his way from the beachhead in China to Beijing, taunting his ''allies'' about being too slow.
* ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'': Tenten is always ready to fight, and in fact she'll willingly engage in bar brawls and street fights in an effort to make herself stronger.
* ''Fanfic/TheOmegaChronicles'' has a few examples of this, but the biggest one of them all? [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Omega himself]]! Every time he thinks a fight's gonna happen, you can bet your ass he'll be there to enjoy it. Hell, tell him a massive fight will happen and he'll get paid if he does a job for you, and you've got yourself one God of Destruction working for you.
* [[EvilCounterpart Harkin]] from ''FanFic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'', to the point where he actually betrays Sombra over his feud with [[DesignatedHero Lightning]] [[HolierThanThou Dawn]].
%%* Ichigo from ''WebVideo/OmniBleachAbridged''.
* Downplayed by Dante in ''Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys'', who insists he would rather sleep than battle the animatronics of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, but is shown to have a lot of fun fighting them anyway.
* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': PlayedForLaughs when Captain Koren, the CO of the Klingon flagship, arrives to discover that she's missed the battle entirely.
-->'''Koren:''' Tal’Shiar scum! This is Koren, daughter of Grilka, Captain of the glorious IKS ''bortaS’qu''! You will—what the… What do you MEAN we missed out on a glorious battle? ARGH!!!!!! I haven’t seen any action since Qo’noS! Why does it ALWAYS take an impending apocalypse for me to get to kill things???\\
'''Brokosh:'''[[labelnote:*]]A Lethean, and originally a gun-for-hire[[/labelnote]] ''[{{facepalm}}]'' Koren, you damn fool, get back in formation.
* Bambietta Basterbine is this in ''Fanfic/AlabasterOrchestra'', much like in canon, but begins to avert it (to an extent) after the point of divergence.
* About the only thing that [[BoxingBattler Yang]] from ''Fanfic/AWorldOfBloodyEvolution'' likes about the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe is the challenge her opponents provide. Her response to seeing four [[SuperSoldier traitor marines]] is to ''grin and then challenge them all to a fight''.
* Luna in the My Little Pony fanfic ''FanFic/ActuallyImDead'' is a little ''too'' excited during her fight with [[spoiler: monster!Trixie]] and later is more concerned with celebrating her victory, than seeking medical attention for her [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction broken wing]]: among other things.
--> '''Luna''': “Somepony, fetch Us a cider with which to celebrate Our victory!” Luna wiped her bloody chin upon her fetlock, sparing it a glance. “And perhaps a medic.”
* Charisma from the My Little Pony FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'', has a '''Killer Cutie Mark''', which basically means she was literally born as this trope. Her mark constantly telling her to kill anypony she find ''and'' the best ways to do it. Throw in special forces training and a grudge against society for her lot in life, and you get one of the most feared and dangerous ponies in the BadFuture the story takes place in.
* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' DarkerAndEdgier parody film ''Power/Rangers''[='=]s version of Zack from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' is this; he had volunteered to join the Machine Empire because he liked fighting so much.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962940/1/ A Brighter Dark]]'' turns the [[MarySue originally gentle]] and [[AllLovingHero all-loving]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] into a downplayed version
** Although she seems to be [[CharacterDevelopment growing]] [[KnightInSourArmor out of it]] in later chapters, making this a slightly [[SubvertedTrope subverted trope.]]
* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Mercy Graves]] in the ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2565609/169/Odd-Ideas Mercy]]'' series both enjoys fighting to an incredible degree (she frequently takes advantage of the fact [[Literature/HarryPotter Gringotts goblins]] negotiate with violence) but violence in general, having once bet Harry she could break all 126 bones in a person's appendicular skeleton without breaking them.
** After beating one goblin [[GrievousHarmWithABody with another goblin]], Mercy is delighted that the second goblin stabbed her in the stomach and visibly disappointed that they don't have time for her to "negotiate" with more of them.
* Besides Kenpachi, both Dead Eye/Ichigo and Unohana are massive blood knights in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9172924/1/To-Prey-Upon-the-Dead To Prey Upon the Dead]]''. Unohana even stops Ichigo from killing Kenpachi specifically because she doesn't want Yamamoto to kill Ichigo before she can fight him.
* [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Mercury]] in ''Franchise/{{Tron}}: Endgame Scenario''. The Mercury series of Programs were explicitly designed as guards, spies, and enforcers for the Math Assistant [=AIs=]. [[TheNthDoctor Mercury Six]] (the one seen in the game) relishes a good fight on or off the lightcycle arena.
* He tries not to let it show, but Jaune in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11822902/1/Not-this-time-Fate Not this time, Fate]] absolutely loves a good fight. After living for many centuries in a hopeless variation of GroundhogDayLoop, he became bored with most things life has to offer, including food and sex, but the sensation given by a challenging battle is something he still comes to enjoy.

* ''{{Disney/Bolt}}'' gives us Rhino, a little hamster in a plastic hamster ball of all creatures. He is psychotically excited about getting to share in the dangerous stunts Bolt tries to pull, will willingly attack a cat, has threatened grievous bodily harm against a human ''twice'', and does all of this with seemingly no understanding of how small and vulnerable he is compared to everyone else he interacts with. Bolt himself can also qualify, but he at least has a FreudianExcuse.
* The titular villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' was like this. He didn't want to conquer the world, but rather to find a WorthyOpponent to challenge and develop his skills and experience as a supervillain. As soon as he kills his own nemesis, he's left without a worthy opponent to reduce his boredom. So, he creates a new superhero nemesis to give him a good fight, only for him to later on become more evil than Megamind himself and thus have to be stopped. [[spoiler:As soon as Megamind defeats his own creation, he ends up saving the city and becoming a superhero instead, thus giving him more ''real'' challenges to feed his adrenaline rush, even though it would mean retiring from the supervillain business to become said superhero.]]
* Shan-Yu from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is heavily implied to be this: He deliberately allows himself and the Huns to be sighted at the Great Wall of China as they breach it so they could send their best soldiers and thus have him prove his strength to them.

[[folder:Films - Live-Action]]
* Take any [[DuringTheWar war movie]] and the most bloodthirsty solider or enemy force will be count as this.
* ''Flim/ForrestGump'' Lieutenant Dan "was" this as all of his ancestors died on the battlefield and he believed that it was the most glorious thing to do. So when [[KindheartedSimpleton Forrest]] saves his life, the Lieutenant is furious especially since he lost his legs in the war as well. But after Forrest shows him the beauty and simple enjoyment of a peaceful life, Lieutenant Dan turns his philosophy around and thanks Forrest for saving his life and goes off to find God for himself.
* [[ColonelKilgore Lt. Col. William Kilgore]] from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' is an adrenaline junky who loves combat and the smell of napalm just as much as hanging ten on a surfboard.
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':
** All The Marine Troopers qualify, (expect Gorman). Even the main female of the squad Jenette Vasquez was the most bloodthirsty of the lot, screaming the iconic "''LET'S ROOOOOOCK!!!''" before fighting the Xenomorphs. Hudson acted tough for the most part but revealed himself as a LovableCoward toward the end of the movie. But still died like a blood knight screaming at the Xenomorphs (who were everywhere) to give him their best they've got as he killed dozens of them before being overwhelmed.
** Ellen Ripley herself after living in terror of the Xenomorph she encountered, soon began to enjoy slaughtering them in her way of revenge especially when protecting her adoptive daughter Newt.
* Colonel Hessler, the panzer commander in the 1965 film ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge''. For him life is to be spent in the turret of a tank, fighting until death takes you.
* ''Flim/{{Terminator}}'' is a subversion as while [[AIIsACrapshoot Skynet]] and all Terminators kill millions of humans and seek to destroy any threat to them, they are still robots and as such take no real pleasure in murder. The T-800 that protects young John Conner in ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Judgment Day]]'' only acts like a blood knight due to John teaching it human mannerisms.
*** Between ''Aliens, Terminator 2'', and film ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' it seems Director Creator/JamesCameron himself gets a kick out of warfare while showing audiences the horror of war at the same time.
* ''Flim/{{Predator}}'': Every single Yautja from birth to death are blood knights to an outrageous degree, they won't kill pregnant woman, children and unarmed civilians just because there's ''no sport in it''. In fact the only people they hunt on Earth are policemen, well organized mobsters and trigger happy soldiers and military forces- anyone who could make the hunt all the more greater. Yautjas even line the skulls (and spines) of their prey around their hunting ground and inside their space ships as trophies of their work. And when they find a WorthyOpponent, they even cast aside their high-tech weapons on occasion to even the odds and make things more entertaining. To ensure victory, they [[TakingYouWithMe blow themselves up]] as a last resort, partly to kill the prey in a last ditch effort, and partly to prevent their weaponry from falling into the wrong hands.
** This aspect was parodied in ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' when Anna reaches down to pick up the wounded Poncho's rifle:
--> '''Dutch''': No, leave it, it didn't kill you because you were unarmed, there's no sport in it...\\
'''Billy''': Wait if that thing killing us because we're all armed, why the heck are we carrying all these guns for?\\
'''Dutch''': That is--that is a ''excellent question'' EVERYONE DROP YOUR WEAPONS!!!
-->Que the Predator showing up and urging the soldiers to hold their guns again, before leaving in a disappointed huff.
** Dutch and rest of the team that faced the Predators, were just as bloodthirsty, like TheLancer of the team Blain Cooper.
-->'''Poncho''': Hey, you've been hit man. You're bleeding.\\
'''Cooper''': I ain't got time to bleed.
* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' brought out true intentions of students who really gained pleasure from killing their peers.
* Stephen the Irish, in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', who seems more interested in killing Englishmen than winning wars or freedom.
* ''{{Film/Deathwatch|2002}}'' has Quinn, the fur wearing psychopath who's first focus shot is him with his newly found spiked trench club. He also marks one of the few times a revolver bayonet is seen in cinema. Also, he collects scalps, making the origins of his furs somewhat questionable. He also remarked that he killed a man whilst on holiday in Blackpool. The film is essentially a horror version of Journey's end, set in a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WW1]] trench.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': Kruger and his squadmates Drakey and Crowe.
* [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean Vilain]], the BigBad of ''Film/TheExpendables2''. He becomes so overjoyed when he finally fights [[Creator/SylvesterStallone Barney Ross]] that he urges him to keep fighting-even throwing his guns away so he can fight Stallone with a knife alone.
* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': Freddy Krueger, aside from tormenting poor cheerleaders, finds joy in fighting someone who can match his kill count and savagery. Jason on the other hand is so emotionless he doesn't care two ways about it as he stomps Freddy's ass in.
* Zantoro of ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead'', a member of an elite SWAT team that gets sent to take out zombies. He seems to enjoy killing, be it humans or zombies, armed or unarmed.
* Kurgan from ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' loved to fight and kill and was a sadist to boot.
* Jack, of ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', has long been possessed of sudden and unstoppable rages. By the end of the film, he's learned to channel them into killing monsters.
* Vic Hoskins of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' believes that war is just the natural state of the world. He sees Owen's [[RaptorAttack raptors]] as nothing more than a promising exploitable goldmine to be sold to the military. [[spoiler:{{Averted|Trope}} as unlike, say, Muldoon or Roland from the previous films, he demonstrates no physical feats of badassitude throughout the movie, and the man who spent a good portion of the film vocally glorifying violence and struggle ends up meeting his end at the hands of Delta, but not before [[DirtyCoward tearfully and pathetically]] [[AintTooProudToBeg begging the creature for his life]].]]
* [[TheDragon Gazelle]] from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' overtly enjoys carnage, whether by proxy or directly inflicting it.
* Brad Whitaker, chief villain of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' is somewhat of a slight subversion: He's obsessed with warfare and weaponry, his house practically a museum full of the stuff, is the leader of a mercenary company, and calls himself a "soldier". However, he flunked out of West Point for cheating, and in general is really only bumming around in Tangier.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Has a surprisingly amount Blood Knights while the series encourages peace it doesn't shy away from idea of taking pleasures in the destruction of thy enemy.
** Aragon the {{Ranger}}/TheGoodKing likes to be civil, albeit cautious but against his foes Aragon can't hide his satisfaction. Smiling when faced with [[TheLegionsOfHell Uruk Hai]] on Amon Hen, and is completely okay with the idea dying in battle so long as it's going out in blaze of glory with his friends. As Aragon says when before chasing after the Uruk Hai that captured Merry and Pippin: "''Let's hunt some orc''".
** Gimli the fearless, badass Dwarf, with shades of ViolentGlaswegian in his personality. Eager to avenge his race's ancestral grudge against Orcs, and in so doing racks up the largest single body count in all three movies. Oh, and played by professional LargeHam John Rhys-Davies.
** Legolas while not as apparent in the books loves a good battle too, despite he's almost entirely peaceful race. Legolas smirks while dodging the blows of the cave troll, keeps a kill count with Gimli over how many orcs they've slaughtered in the big battles and causally kills a building sized elephant without breaking a sweat.
* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Immortan Joe's band of Warboys believe in a perverse form of Viking honor and crave a glorious death in battle. Since almost all of them are dying slow, premature deaths from radiation poisoning and other illnesses related to the CrapsackWorld they live in, BigBad Joe uses this BrainwashedAndCrazy cult of personality to give them some semblance of meaning in life. This is best demonstrated by Nux's genuine happiness at the idea of dying on the Fury Road. They even have a duel MadnessMantra of "I live, I die, I live again!" or "Witness me!" before they sacrifice themselves.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** Tony Stark aka Film/IronMan funnily enough only became a true blood knight '''after''' he shut down the Weapon's Program for the military and built his suits due to his four month stint in a Afghan cave. Where after his HeelFaceTurn, Tony took much pleasure in fighting back against his kidnappers, as he said upon escaping the cave in his Mark 1 suit... "''My turn''". Tony is mostly a well intentioned MadScientist but it's clear as we see him fight the villains, Tony just loves fighting evil and building more suits to fight evil better. Despite more or less being a man in a can, Tony doesn't back down to anyone even when up against Thor... only smiling as Thor's lightingbolt powers his suit up, Tony even shows enjoyment when fighting ''the freaking Hulk'' who would ruin his day if Tony wasn't wearing the suit made to fight said person. Many others claim Tony is "''self destructive''", to which he replies "''Aren't we all?''".
** Emil Blonsky from ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' held off being promoted out of the battlefield, despite his aging body (looking 45 when he's 39) for the sheer joy of being a "fighter", and when the opportunity to fight a foe as formidable as the Hulk arose, was willing to have himself transformed into a SuperSoldier and an outright abomination (no pun intended) to be able to have a "real fight".
** At the start, Film/{{Thor}} is like any Asgardian of legend: boastful, headstrong, and will gladly take any challenger to task in the name of his homeland laughing like a boy when fighting colossal Ice Giants, and still smiling even when one headbutts him in the face. However spending some time on Earth weans him from his one-track mindedness. Nonetheless, he still relishes fighting; upon realizing how much of a challenge the Hulk is, he ''smirks''.
** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', the Hulk only has one reason to live; as Cap gives him the simple order "Smash" he gives a brutish smirk and gives the invading Chitauri something to think about. Even when facing ComicBook/{{Loki}}, an Asgardian a god in the eyes of humans, Hulk doesn't waste a second smashing Thor's little brother into the ground and walking away growling ''Puny God'' in disappointment.
*** It becomes clear that even even tempered Dr Bruce Banner is just a Blood Knight on the inside always and The Hulk is just that aspect of his personality enhanced to the dangerous extreme. As he says to Cap before punching down a giant space snake: ''That's my secret, Cap'n. I'm always angry''.
** Clinton Barton aka Hawkeye despite being a FamilyMan and all around good matured person, that has to be {{Brainwashed}} into evil still has more than sanguine attitude towards combat.
--> '''Cap''': Can you hold them off?\\
'''Hawkeye''': Captain... (loads his arrows) it would be my genuine pleasure.
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
*** Drax. When the team gets into fights, he is clearly enjoying himself throughout, laughing like he's on a roller coaster while brutally slaughtering dozens of mooks.
*** Rocket Raccoon. He approaches firearms, explosives, and their use with all the giddy joy and level-headed justification of a serial arsonist. When he is finally given a weapon (a large, high-powered Gatling-style gun that's twice his size) to use during the prison break, his reaction is essentially a barely-contained orgasm:
--->'''Rocket:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh. Yeah]].
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Ultron accuses Captain America of being "God's righteous man, pretending you could live ''without'' a war". Similarly, Steve's "nightmare" from Scarlet Witch [[spoiler:is Peggy telling Steve his fight is over and the world no longer needs him]]. In the end, Steven concedes that he feels at home with the Avengers. This is extended to ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' where Steve can't accept the accords because it means he can't ''fight his own way''. Steve acknowledges it's one of his shortcomings and apologizes for it, saying it's something he just can't change.
** Spider-man ''yes even him'' as first seen in [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]] when Spidey utterly overpowers Falcon and Bucky, but is delighted as a schoolboy (which he is) throughout the fight, even geeking out over Bucky's metal arm when he effortless catches his fist. Even up against Giant-man while shocked at first, Spidey leads the rest of Team Iron Man in bringing it down and exclaims in triumph when he succeeds, only to be knocked down as well.
** In his solo movie ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter is completely reckless at times, extremely anxious for another chance to kick with the Avengers after Berlin and is left disappointed. Spidey even brakes the [[PowerLimiter limits]] aka "training wheels" put inside his suit by Stark when foiling the Vulture's plans leading to him getting punished by Tony himself. Before the end of the climax of the movie, Peter was willingly to throwing his school/social life away just to chase the glory of being a superhero before [[DespairEventHorizon reality kicks in]], but heeding his Stark's words Spidey learns from his reckless mistakes and [[HeroicSpirit man-ups]]. [[spoiler: Peter plays it safe from then on, even refusing Stark's offer to be become recognized officially as a Avenger despite wanting it to fight with TheTeam so badly before then.]]
** Hela in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is a villainous example. She talks about how the shining glory of Asgard was won in battle, but from her brutal treatment of the Asgardians, it's pretty clear that she doesn't give a toss about any of it; Asgard's sole purpose is to justify her endless bloodlust. When she slaughters the entire Asgardian army, she's clearly enjoying herself immensely.
* ''Flim/TheMaskOfZorro'': Alejandro is this before and after taking up the mantle of Zorro, even when not {{revenge}} driven. He just loves fighting and Swordplay as a result of watching former Zorro as a boy. De La Vega ''the former Zorro'' is of the same mold but has cooled his swashbuckling ways in his old age and even holds the younger and more reckless Zorro back.
* Mad Dog on in ''Film/TheRaid'' loves fistfighting. Twice he disarms himself and allows his enemies a fair chance to defeat him in unarmed combat.
* The Hessian (who was beheaded and became the HeadlessHorseman) in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' came to fight as a mercenary in America "for love of carnage".
* Film/{{Tron}}: Sark's EstablishingCharacterMoment is de-rezzing a hapless [[RedShirt conscript]] on the Game Grid, and ''thanking'' Master Control when his boss called him "brutal and needlessly sadistic," and all but salivating over the possibility of engaging in combat against military Programs.
* In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', Victor joins many wars for over a century only to keep his killer instincts satisfied. He enjoys being a warrior far too much to start a life of peace with James.
* Tallahassee from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' loves him some zombie-killin'. Give him a few guns and a couple of blunt weapons and he'll be off having fun for hours. And probably [[AxCrazy cackling maniacally]] while he's doing it, too.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Anya from ''Series/{{The 100}}''. Through almost her entire fight with Clarke, she has a huge grin on her face. Even after being beaten up and almost killed, she's still smiling, and tells Clarke, with genuine approval, "You fought well."
* Kara Thrace in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', as shown in the following quote.
-->"You know, everyone I know is fighting to get back what they had. I'm fighting because I don't know how to do anything else."
* ''Series/BarbariansRising'': Attila is portrayed as far more savage and outright evil than the other barbarian leaders: whereas they're portrayed as [[ALighterShadeOfGrey lighter-gray]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters freedom fighters]], he's invading from outside Rome and simply wants loot and slaughter. Creator/EmilHostina plays him as [[AxCrazy bloodthirsty bordering on psychotic]]. This has the effect of making the Roman-Visigothic alliance gathered to stop him into the heroes of the segment, in a reversal of the rest of the series.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': King Richard IV (played by Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}) is a comedic example, as a man who utterly [[AxCrazy revels in slaughter]], [[GeneralRipper orders his troops to attack his allies]] (telling them to just dress up as Germans), and goes on Crusades, not so much for religious reasons,[[ForTheEvulz as much as because he really likes to]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain kill Turks]] using small pieces of cutlery. His attitude is best shown by his RousingSpeech before the Battle of Bosworth Field:
-->'''Richard IV:''' Let blood, ''blood'', BLOOD be your motto. '''Slit their gizzards'''.
* Dayna in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' is a weapon designer who [[GunNut loves guns and making them more powerful]] but also enjoys melee weapons because they're "more personal, more exciting". Her official motivation throughout is trying to get revenge for the death of her father, but she's strongly implied to just like fighting in general.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Spike. Violence isn't the ''only'' thing he lives for, but it's one of his very favorites. A flashback shows that he enjoyed fighting more than killing, and loved to go against the odds, infuriating the more "sophisticated" serial killer vampire Angelus, who much preferred to pick his victims carefully and ensure their helplessness before he got to work. This side of Spike is even more prominently on display when he discovers that his violence-dampening chip doesn't prevent him from harming demons. He is so overjoyed that he can fight again ''at all'', he doesn't even mind that he's helping the good guys by doing so.
** ''Series/{{Angel}}'' loves a good slugfest, even when he just [[WasOnceAMan normal human]] he continuously got in bar fights aside from whoring around with wenches. After becoming a vampire (Angelus) he plays it smart becoming a SmugSnake but that changes when he gets cursed with a soul and conscience. Angel loves fighting evil and actively disappointed when he can't go hunting, hell the only times where Angel isn't a Blood Knight is when he's Angelus.
** Charles Gunn, was introduced into the series as this. Slaying vampires every night in L.A, Gunn found the Angel gang's smart careful way of fighting evil "boring" and preferred just to go in swinging. [[spoiler: This changes when he and the others join [[EvilInc Wolfram & Hart]]] and gets a brain upgrade turning him into a super lawyer.]] Though Gunn still likes roughing it, he enjoys the intellectual position, but his mindset comes at a terrible [[KillTheCutie cost]] and Gunn goes back to his street-wise personality. Even when faced against almost certain death in the finale, Gun just says he'll ''take the thousand on the left''.
** Wesley is unique example, he was BadassBookworm who was excited to fight evil as a ''Rougue Demon hunter'' and after joining Angel's gang was always opt for one-liners. But after a tragic series of events Wesley mellows out and has a calm collect approach to foes, reminiscent of Jack Bauer.
** Illyria is quite fond of fighting and violence in general.
-->'''Illyria:''' I enjoy hurting you.
-->'''Illyria:''' I've been hitting the half-breed. He makes noise.
-->'''Illyria:''' Wesley's dead. I'm feeling grief for him. I can't seem to control it. I wish to do more violence.
** Faith, who [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence equates fighting and killing with sexual pleasure]], would count. Then she goes off the deep end.
*** All Slayers are this to some extent. In a season 5 episode, Buffy was unable to sleep, so she got out of bed, went on a hunt, and chased down and killed a vampire. She then returned to bed, finally able to sleep. As we also saw that season, a vigorous fight and kill makes her horny.
** When Simone didn't like the stance against guns, she started going rogue, arming up, and developing an obsession with killing Buffy, and only got worse from there.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Paige, who's the most vocal about killing Cole in series 5 and often the first one to suggest resorting to violence to solve a problem. Her tendency to do this led Website/TelevisionWithoutPity to jokingly [[FanNickname refer]] to her as "[[AxCrazy Raige]]". Fittingly, she wound up becoming the Goddess of War in the Titans two-parter.
* Langston's father on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' returned from the Korean war but never stopped fighting, and would go out at night to provoke bar fights. He once put several people in the hospital (and wasn't in good shape himself) and declared it "the best night of [his] life!". Langston fears this could be a [[InTheBlood genetic trait]], but nonetheless uses the story and the fact that he became a doctor to assure the son of an infamous SerialKiller that InTheBlood doesn't exist.
* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': While Matt Murdock does have moral and justice-minded reasons for going around and beating the shit out of criminals every night, Foggy, Claire, and Elektra (among others) bring up many times the possibility that Matt also does it because he enjoys it and even that it might be the biggest reason he does so. No matter what, it's obvious that he loves a good fight. Before taking on a group of Dogs of Hell bikers early in Season 2, he gives a smile and low chuckle.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Sontarans are a race of Blood Knights. In spite of their short stature and potato-like heads, they have evolved towards finding thrill in combat. Born with a crippling weak spot on the back of their necks, they must always face danger head-on. War is all they care to know. When General Staal encounters the Doctor, he shouts angrily, "Legend says he led the battle in the Last Great Time War. The finest war in history and we weren't allowed to be part of it."
*** They're also something of a deconstruction. Their attitude means that they fight as single warriors with no real tactical cohesion, and so they rely heavily on superior technology and dirty tricks. In a straight-up fight with human soldiers using conventional weapons in "The Sontaran Stratagem", they were utterly massacred.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]", the junior Dominator is like this, frequently disobeying and risking their plan in order to kill and destroy.
** Leela of the Sevateem, possibly the most badass and combat-oriented companion the Doctor has ever traveled with, is a rare example of a blood knight who's both female and one of the good guys.
--->'''Leela:''' Enjoy your death, Rutan! As I enjoyed killing you!
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jaime lives for fighting until well into the series. You can see his eyes light up when he faces off with Ned, and he even spends his captivity verbally sparring with his captors and generally acting like a caged lion. However, he is also courageous and (in most cases) honorable, as demonstrated by him sparing Ned after one of his men "taints" the victory by stabbing Ned in the leg. When he finally gets a sword in his hands again, his face lights up and he spends a few moments just savouring the fight to come.
** Robert is an example of what happens when one of these becomes a king with no enemies to fight. As Renly points out, Robert loves his killing and became king because he used to be good at it.
** The Dothraki are an entire race who live this trope. They invoke DuelToTheDeath so frequently that a Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.
** The Hound tells Sansa that "killing is the sweetest thing there is." And he further goes on to say that everyone who has ever done it loves it on some level. May be partially subverted, despite his above quote. Most of his fighting he's done has been a means to an end, and he certainly doesn't glorify the act of killing.
** Gregor Clegane doesn't seem to aspire to any calling higher than rape, pillage and burning his way across Westeros. It's pretty clear he became a warrior to quench his blood thirst. Subverted in that people who can actually put up a fight just angers him more, he likes killing but not the challenge.
** Robb shows a hint of this when he declares, "The Lannisters have been running from us since Oxcross. I'd love a fight. The men would love a fight. But I don't think we're going to get one."
** Ramsay's response to a raid on his home is to declare, "This is turning into a lovely evening," and charge the enemy shirtless and smiling. This is then subverted when he becomes a coward against Jon Snow.
** Daario declares that killing enemies and consensual sex are the greatest pleasures in life, an understandable worldview for a man who kills people for a living. In "Mockingbird", he even complains about acting as a glorified watchman.
** Styr looks like he's having the time of his life when he's carving up Night's Watch with his massive axe.
** Areo Hotah remarks in "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" that facing off with Jaime would have been a good fight once.
** House Umber love fighting in the front lines. The Greatjon is extremely eager to lead the vanguard.
* ''Literature/GenerationKill'':
** Lance Corporal Harold James Trombley, who only seemed excited by killing people, even civilians.
** Cpl. Person gives this memorable rant in response to a child's letter from back home.
--->"Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter. But I'm actually a US Marine who was born to kill, where you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping communist dick-suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior who wakes up everyday just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations. Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Freddie. War is the motherfucking answer."
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar spent a long time complaining that he didn't want to kill people to get power. Then, in Volume 3, he discovers how to get powers without killing, however, he still kills because it's more fun.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': Sir Gwaine, an actual knight. In his first appearance, he helps Arthur and Merlin in a bar brawl ''because'' they were outnumbered and he likes those odds. In the season three finale, he says he doesn't think Arthur and Co. have any chance of succeeding in their attack to retake Camelot, but he "wouldn't miss it for the world".
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Mark Antony qualifies to a degree, at least in Julius Caesar's mind.
-->'''Brutus:''' I don't know how you tolerate that man.
-->'''Caesar:''' He likes to fight.
* ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has Juzo/Deker, who wants nothing more than to able to fight for eternity and is very fixated on the Red Ranger as his next WorthyOpponent.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': [[InHarmsWay John]] had shades of this. Likes the violence and danger of the Afghan war which he was forced out of due to an injury. Plus, he's ''very'' good at handing ass to criminals, despite him being a PintSizedPowerhouse, because he can get physical (especially if you [[BerserkButton threaten]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners Sherlock]]). Though he is pretty clever at solving cases (being a doctor helps).
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Phantom Zone escapee [[Characters/SmallvillePhantomZone Titan]] is an alien SuperSoldier and ProudWarriorRaceGuy portrayed by Wrestling/{{Kane}}. Having arrived on Earth, he fights his way through biker bars, and criminal hangouts, eventually participating in underground gladiator-style competitions with Meteor Freaks, before finding the ultimate WorthyOpponent in [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]. Think of a {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le wrestler with an attitude problem and you've got him.
--->'''Titan:''' [[FamousLastWords Good fight]].
** Clark becomes one under the influence of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Red Kryptonite]], Bizarro, as well as Clark ''Luthor'' from [[MirrorUniverse Earth-2]]. Even the normal Clark gets in the act when he is in bad mood.
--->'''Clark Kent:''' [[BringIt That all you got]]? ''[[[Awesome/{{Smallville}} punches Bizarro into space]]]''
* All "true" [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]] are this. Even the good ones still love a good scrap.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' provides an example in the least expected place: Leck, a [[ProudMerchantRace Ferengi]] "Eliminator" (read: assassin, he "eliminates competition") who is in his chosen profession for the thrill of a good fight, not for the profit--something that would be unthinkable for most Ferengi (though being in demand certainly doesn't hurt).
** The Jem'Hadar are created to fight, but they do seem to enjoy it -- early on they express ''disappointment'' that the Federation ship they're fighting doesn't have any Klingons on it, because they've heard Klingons are the Alpha Quadrant's greatest warriors and are really looking forward to the chance to fight some.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean Winchester. He loves hunting supernatural creatures. In a bit of a twist on this trope, it's not the fighting specifically he enjoys (although he's [[GeniusBruiser really good]] at that), it's the knowledge that the monsters they hunt won't be hurting people any longer.
-->'''Dean:''' Whaddya say we kill some evil sons of bitches and we raise a little hell.
** At the end of Season 5, Dean settles down with a girl and a kid and tries to live a normal life. He ends up leaving them for several reasons, the most driving one being the fact that hunting is in his nature. It's a part of him. He voluntarily abandoned a normal family life for a life of hunting evil.
** In Season 9, Dean gets [[spoiler:the Mark of Cain]], which ratchets his normal Blood Knight tendencies UpToEleven whenever he [[spoiler:is holding the First Blade and screws with his head--especially his logic and impulse control--even when he's not]]. In Season 10, he actually loses most of that bloodlust [[spoiler:because as a demon he can control the power of the Mark better]].
** War, the red horseman of the Apocalypse- naturally, as he put it to Sam.
--> '''War''' You think I'm a monster. I'm jello shots at a party. I just... remove inhibitions.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Werewolf hunter Kate Argent.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': Bisque, a one-off villain with a history to the {{mentor|s}} Doggie Kruger. An out-of-control berserker charged with 999 counts of illegal dueling to the death (all of which he won); he was so bad that he was passed over by his father for control of his family's dojo in favor of Doggie.
* ''Series/TheWire'': Felicia "Snoop" Pearson simply lives for shoot-outs and, by extension, killing. She even gets annoyed during a time of peace and prosperity for her [[DirtyBusiness organization's business]], a time that most would dream for.
* ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'': Karl is a slightly downplayed example of this trope. He likes to fight, but specifically at concerts, getting amped up by the music. The guys refuse to let him go to an Xibit concert with them because of his past, like biting through a little girl's ear and throwing a rock at Reba. At the end of one episode, he pretends to be sleeping with Montez's wife so that they will fight. He displays elements of the CombatSadomasochist as well--he lets Montez get the first hit in (with a double-headed dildo) and says "oh, hell yeah, bitch" as he gets knocked down. Then he laughs as Montez keeps hitting him.

* The narrator from Music/DavidBowie's "Running Gun Blues". Even after the war has ended, he still lusts for battle and blood, to the point of committing random acts of violence on civilians.
* A lot of lyrics by Music/{{Dismember}} are in the perspective of Blood Knights and {{Sadist}}s, but "Of Fire" deserves mention over how crazy the protagonist is, killing anyone in his way, ''including his comrades''.
%%* Most songs by Music/{{Manowar}}, including "Black Wind, Fire And Steel". %% Zero Context
%%* Music/{{GWAR}}
* "Eye of the Tiger" by Music/{{Survivor}} is a Blood Knight anthem, especially the chorus:
-->''It's the\\
Eye of the tiger\\
It's the thrill of the fight\\
Rising up to the challenge of our rival\\
And the last known survivor\\
Stalks his prey in the night\\
And he's watching us all with the eye\\
Of the tiger''
* {{Music/GWAR}}
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2qeb_0Se8 Iron]]" by Music/WithinTemptation describes one of these. "You can't live without the fire, it's the heat that makes you strong".
%%* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRDb2hGiVGc Play For Blood]]" by Music/{{Megadeth}}. %% Zero Context
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUzxYDvvWEk "Soldier of Three Armies"]] by Music/{{Sabaton}} describes [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni Lauri Allan Törni]], a Finn who served his country in the Winter War and Continuation War, then joined the SS and finally the Green Berets to continue fighting the Soviets, as "addicted to the war game".

[[folder:Myths and Religion]]
* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Ares]] was one of the Greek gods of war. While Athena was goddess of wisdom and tactics, the domain of Ares was bloodlust and slaughter. He fought because he loved the violence. Which is not to say Athena didn't relish warfare (she was, after all, a war goddess), as indicated by [[http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Athena.html#Hymns this verse]]. She's just not ''as'' bloodthirsty as Ares. Then there's Ares's sister/sidekick Enyo, whose epithets include "blood-splattered", "destroyer of cities", and "impartial"--because she would support both sides of a battle to maximize the slaughter.
* Existing on the edge between mythology and history, the legendary Viking [[TheBerserker Berserkers]] struck fear in the hearts of all Europe during the Viking Age. Historians have put forth several different theories to explain the rage that seized these warriors on the battlefield, but ultimately, all that is known is that they would rush into battle with little-to-no armor, ignore wounds that would cripple an ordinary man, and strike down anything and anyone who got in their way. Contemporary accounts state that even their allies gave them a wide berth, for TheBerserker did not distinguish too well between friend and foe. According to their beliefs, a Berserker who fell in battle gained automatic access to the Warrior's Heaven of Valhalla (where they'd get to fight ''forever'' without dying, a Blood Knight's true paradise), and so they fought, not for plunder or honor--but simply for the fight itself, [[DeathSeeker and for the eventual warrior's death]]. Dying outside of the battlefield would result in a FateWorseThanDeath for any berserker: not getting in to Valhalla.
* The Morrigan from Myth/CelticMythology is famous for being the most fearsome ''goddess'' in most pantheons. She would often fight on ''both'' sides of a war, depending on who was slaughtering more people, and specialized in making minor misunderstandings slowly escalate into countrywide bloodbaths. PoorCommunicationKills? No, she's ''[[TheChessmaster just that good]]''.
* The Asura of Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}} and Buddhist religion. They loved to fight, and would seize on any opportunity to do so, whether it's for a good cause, an evil cause, or just for the hell of it. Which is why the race's name is often translated to "warring deities". In Buddhism, people who loved to engage in battle were often reborn as this. The Aesir, the Norse pantheon of sky gods, derive their name from the same Indo-European word that the name ''Asura'' came from.[[note]]Oddly, the UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrian|ism}} angelic Ahuras and supreme {{God}} Ahura-Mazda also derive from the same root; however, Zoroastrianism flips the Indian and Norse system, with the Ahuras being good and peace-loving, and the ''Daevas'' (equivalent to the "good" ''Devas'' of Hinduism; the word is related to the Latin ''divi'' "diety" from which we get "divine") are evil, chaotic demons.[[/note]]
* The [[http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/13T1371T2151.html Yazi]], one of the nine offspring of the [[DragonsUpTheYinYang Chinese dragon]]. They love fighting and killing and they are often depicted on the handles of weapons.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter, practically from the beginning of his career he distinguished himself for being this.
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Finlay attained tweener status, being between {{Face}} and {{Heel}}, for the sole reason that he'll simply beat up anybody he comes across for kicks, not particularly caring whether they're "good guys" or "bad guys". His CatchPhrase sums it all up: "My name is Finlay, and I love to fight!"
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s Wrestling/EddieKingston turned into this after his FaceHeelTurn in 2007, declaring his desire for a "warrior's death" and pledging to take all of his hatred and misery stemming from an industry that he felt didn't respect him out on anyone who got in his way.
* Having gradually alienated people for almost two years, in 2012 Wrestling/MercedesMartinez went on to proclaim she needed no one and her love, was pain.
* The night after the 2012 installment of WWE "Hell in a Cell", Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} (who had lost the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html WWE RAW World Heavyweight Title]] at the event), came out and proclaimed with a smile that in spite of his loss, he got an amazing battle that he was thirsting for, regardless of the outcome. He declared Wrestling/TheBigShow a WorthyOpponent and said he was on pins and needles waiting for another swing at the world title.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe is this to such a level that he was the wrestler for whom the "(Wrestler Name)'s Gonna KILLL YOUUUU!!!!" chant was coined.
* Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura is often seen as a [[CloudCuckooLander nutball]], but when it comes to fighting he's so brutal in the ring and nonchalant about who he's being brutal TO that some fans have joked that his name translates into "Come At Me Bro!".
* Wrestling/{{Asuka}} is so much this, with a healthy dose of [[SlasherSmile slasher smile]] and KubrickStare thrown in that she's the first woman wrestler to earn the aforementioned "Gonna Kill You" chant.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'': The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior caste]] of the Clans live solely for war, for them its better to die in combat than in of old age. Some Crusader Clans are more ruthless then the rest, such as Clan Jade Falcon, Smoke Jaguar, and Ice Hellion. Rather than die of old age, [[DesignerBabies "outdated"]] Clan warriors past 35 years old are reassigned to Solahma units, given an outdated assault rifle, and sent out as CannonFodder to distract [[PoweredArmor battlearmor]] and [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]].
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has the clerics of Kor, god of bloodshed and war, whose definition of a "good fight" almost crosses into CombatSadomasochist territory.
* Several examples can be found in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The Elves of the Valaes Tairn in the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting.
** The Battleragers in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting are dwarves enamored with battle. While they also protect their home clanholds, the fight is what they desire most, and they run towards it with a fervent glee that give even drow pause.
** Garagos and Tempus in the ''Forgotten Realms'' campaign setting. The former is the divine exemplar of Blood Knightdom, a multi-armed blood-soaked berserker who even makes the other gods nervous; the latter is a much more sensible war god who likes fearless berserkers and isn't shy about bloodletting but avoids excessive destruction of resources or lives (which can be used for another battle) and generally advertises war as the most heroic pastime possible. He also does not consider [[ActualPacifist those who oppose his dogma]] real foes worthy of a conflict (some of the descriptions even indicate that while he doesn't ''understand'' Eldath, the goddess of peace, he does genuinely respect her conviction), and has the necessity of peace as part of his dogma ("war is only given meaning by the peace that follows").
** If an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] is given a motivation in ''D&D'', he'll probably be a Blood Knight (as opposed to [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblins]], who are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s.
** Warblades, from the Book of Nine Swords, revel in melee and seek, above all else, to gain glory from combat.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Slayers among Green Sun Princes are well-known for this. Their patron defines the smoldering rage that burns the world with overwhelming power.
** Any characters with high Valor in general are prime candidates for this treatment.
* The only way to escape the CrapsackWorld of pre-Ragnarok Midgard in ''TabletopGame/FateOfTheNornsRagnarok'' is to die gloriously in battle in order to be resurrected as an immortal warrior, to drink and fight every day until the end. Needless to say, the world is full of Blood Knights.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' gives us the Bloodlust disadvantage, and with it rules to handle playing a Blood Knight character.
* The Adamantine Arrows of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' believe that reality expresses itself most profoundly through conflict (Existence is War) and so believe that conflict is the most viable path to enlightenment. They thus seek to become the ultimate warriors by honing their minds, bodies and souls (The Supernal is the Self) and training themselves in as many methods of combat as possible (Adaptability is Strength), then engaging in as much conflict as possible. However, they also believe that conflict is meaningless unless the warrior is fighting for an individual, office, organisation, or cause (Service is Mastery) and adopts some manner of code of honor (Enlightenment is Honor). The Arrow {{Sourcebook}} notes that in virtually every war in history, their were Arrows fighting for both sides, and includes an example of a character who was on both sides of the Vietnam War.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The chaotic neutral god Gorum, god of Strength, Battle, and Weapons. His followers are almost entirely all Blood Knights of one kind or another.
** Many half-orcs are also Blood Knights, to the point where a large group of them have formed their own Gorumite sect claiming Gorum is, in fact, the first Half-orc ever, and the reason he's always seen with steel armor covering all of his body is to hide his true appearance from human Gorumites, who wouldn't be able to handle his true appearance.
* In ''TheRealMan'', every single Real Man is this.
* Maduri males in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' are bred to be savage and recklessly brave. They often charge into suicidal situations and rarely take prisoners.
* Both the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe features several species and factions who exhibit this trope to varying degrees.
** The Orcs/Orks were genetically engineered by a {{precursor|s}} race for the specific purpose of being tireless warriors and killers, and will gleefully fight anything, themselves included, if there's a good fight to be had from it. Orks actually need fights like a human needs exercise; in one book an Ork Boy imprisoned and kept for study gradually wastes away and even develops a prominent gut. Orks can have their brains replaced with that of a face-eater squig, a mindlessly violent eating machine incapable of experiencing pain or fear - and their comrades may not even notice the change.
** Worshippers of Khorne qualify partially--[[PsychoForHire but their main interest is spilling blood and spreading death and mayhem in Khorne's name]], not in the quality of the battle. After all, "Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, as long as it flows"--they've been known to kill ''themselves'' if they run out of other victims to kill. The appropriately named Skulltaker, the highest ranking of Khorne's lesser daemons is this trope personified. His sole reason of existence is to look for the greatest warriors and fight them in hand-to-hand combat. If he wins (and he usually does) he'll rip the foe's head off and attach the skull into his cloak.
** Notably, the quote is interpreted differently DependingOnTheWriter. [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade Those]] trying to make Chaos a bit less of a mustache-twirling ForTheEvulz villain go for the full trope, so that the "from whence the blood flows" quote refers to Khorne not caring which particular ''faction'' bleeds, only about the skill level of your opponent. Decapitating a fellow Chaos Champion is just pleasing to Khorne as slaying an Imperial hero, while killing a lowly cultist or citizen barely gets His attention.
** The Dwarfs are an interesting example. Left to their own devices, they'd be more than happy to live a peaceful life mining rare minerals and turning them into impressive works of craftsmanship. However, they are also obsessed with grudges; any wrong against the Dwarfen people are recorded in the Great Book of Grudges, and the pursuit of revenge is essentially a religious sacrament. [[CrapsackWorld The Warhammer universe being what it is,]] the Dwarfs are wronged very often and so the Book is [[DoorStopper more than a little full.]] As such, the Dwarfs glorify battle because they believe they're always in the right. Slayers exhibit this in a different way, because it's not a question of thrills: seeking out the biggest and meanest foe you can think of and fighting it is essentially the [[DeathSeeker Dwarfs' form of honorable suicide]].
** Blood Dragon vampires subvert this; they're trying to emulate the first Blood Dragon Abhorash, who defeated a dragon and drank its blood, permanently quenching his blood thirst. The Blood Dragons have the goal of becoming great enough fighters to do the same, meaning that their constant fighting actually has the ultimate goal of allowing them to stop killing people. In the newer edition they're available only in squads of lesser vampires actually known as Blood Knights.
** Dark Eldar Incubi are essentially a dark reflection of the Aspect Warriors and are essentially entirely built around this trope. The Incubi don't fight for any higher cause, or even to improve their skills or find a worthy opponent. They fight for the sole purpose of killing, and everything else they do is to make them more efficient killers. Ironically, the Incubi are actually the most trustworthy of the Dark Eldar, as they don't care for things like wealth and political power and therefore have no reason to betray their employer (in fact, they apparently have a code of honor forbidding them from doing that), making them popular bodyguards for Dark Eldar Archons.
** While the Imperium's soldiers are generally better described as ChurchMilitant, the fact that many in-universe statements, prayers and sermons seem to consider warring against their enemies to be a way of worshiping the GodEmperor means that it can get kind of confused at times.
** In the previous edition of the Chaos codex, Lucius the Eternal used to lower his stats in-game if he fought an unworthy opponent, and raise his stats if he found a worthy one. He also takes a memento of people who defeat him and take pride in it by fusing their souls to his armor.
** Plenty of Space Marine chapters have this as their quirk. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Manticores, Carcharodons, Executioners, Mortifactors, Space Wolves (some of them, at least), Black Templars, Knights of Blood, Flesh Tearers and Angels Encarmine]], to name but a few.
** The Minotaurs, a chapter that actually specializes in fighting other Space Marines. Because what is a worthier opponent for a Space Marine than another Space Marine?
** Witch Elves of the Dark Elves are this trope, as well as Khainites in general. As the brides of the Elven god of war, murder, pain, suffering, and bloodshed in general, they go in a drug-induced frenzy and rush into battle with with a flurry of attacks. Oh, and to make sure they kill something, they use poisons. Even other Khainites are not too terribly sane as their Khaineite rule prevents non-Khainite characters from joining them, as no one trusts them.
** Drazhar (which means 'Living Sword') is such an extreme example of this that he unnerves even the other Dark Eldar Incubi. Drazhar just showed up one day, killed a Hierarch to prove his prowess, and is now TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. He hasn't even taken an official position in the Incubi hierarchy despite being more than qualified to be a Hierarch. He shows no ambition whatsoever and exists solely to kill. Nobody knows anything concrete about him, though rumors abound that he is actually the fallen Eldar Phoenix Lord Ahrha.
** The twelfth legion of the Space Marines, once known as the War Hounds and now better known as the World Eaters, fought with a ferocity that reminded the Emperor of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe on Terra (hence the name). They became even more extreme examples after their Primarch Angron had the Butcher's Nails copied and implanted in most of their heads. The Nails made it so that rampant fighting and bloodshed were the only things that could grant them satisfaction. Small wonder this was the legion that would pledge themselves to Khorne during the Heresy.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Blood Talons, who consider the "hunter" aspect of a werewolf's existence the most important part. Almost all of their rituals involve someone's ass being kicked. Their extra part of the Oath of the Moon forbids them from surrendering in a fight unless they would make the offer to their opponent in similar circumstances.

* Tybalt from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is one: During the opening fight scene, he states that he hates two things: peace and Montagues. At the party, he asks a page boy who is carrying his rapier to give it to him to he can kill Romeo, although he is stopped by Lord Capulet. And he sword fights with Mercutio even when Benvolio tries to negotiate.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Uruka and Takios in ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia''. The former is rather honorable and the latter is something of a worthy opponent. Both of them serve as TheDragon to other villains. [[spoiler:Uruka later makes a heel face turn and admits that while she really likes fighting, she hates killing.]]
* Lancer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' embodies this trope. He has no interest in the Holy Grail, only in beating the crap out of the other heroes in a good fight. Unfortunately, his Master does not share his Blood Knight tendencies, so there are only few moments he can fight on his fullest and enjoy the fight. And in the same series, Assassin. Only interested in sparring with other Servants. His drawback is that he is stuck on only one place and can't move freely. So he had to wait for the other Servants to come at him.
* Momoyo from ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' is impossibly strong and easily one of the most, if not ''the'' most powerful character in the entire series and only gets stronger as she grows older. This proves to be a tremendous asset when helping the rest of her TrueCompanions tackle whatever villain they're currently facing but also gives her a growing blood lust that can only be satiated by battling strong opponents. As Momoyo grows stronger, fewer and fewer characters prove capable of fulfilling this urge, which leads to the central conflict of her route.
* Ittosai from ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' loves fighting and killing, walking the line between this and PsychoForHire.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Jasmine shows signs of this. She's the one who suggests the group have their own tournament just for fun in 'An Unofficial Tournament', and she isn't afraid to pull out the big guns in said friendly competition.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killer really likes to fight, and the more brutal the fight, the better.
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Strong Bad's anime alter ego, Stinkoman, is a good example of a (comedic, and not very bloody) Blood Knight; he's always "looking for a challenge".
* ''WebAnimation/QuirkyMisadventuresOfSoldineTheCyborg'':
** Soldine enjoys [[PayEvilUntoEvil reducing his opponents to pulp]]. Combat situations are also the only ones when he shows enthusiasm, because he's TheQuietOne most of the time.
** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Handsome Rogue]] delights in chaos and mayhem, complete with PutTheLaughterInSlaughter.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has Sarge, who practically delights in the Red/Blue conflict, and is the only one enthusiastic about it and its continuation. On top of this, it's implied that Sarge was an [[BadassNormal Orbital Drop Shock Trooper]] during the war.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Nora Valkyrie is just as enthusiastic about battles as she is [[GenkiGirl about everything else]]. Her response to being launched into a monster-infested forest is to ''smile''.
** Yang Xiao Long is one of the "seeks excitement" manifestations of this trope. It's suggested her reason for becoming a Huntress is to travel the world and find exciting fights. It's the only way you can explain a girl who deliberately antagonizes an entire bar full of thugs. Even her Semblance reflects her fight-happy personality--[[CriticalStatusBuff her attacks become even more powerful when she gets hurt]]. Eventually {{deconstructed|Trope}} in Volume 3 as [[spoiler:she is framed by Cinder and co. for "breaking" Mercury's leg in an unprovoked attack on live television during the Vytal tournament. Yang becomes a HeroWithBadPublicity because of it]].
** Ruby Rose is a more reserved example. She takes great interest in designing weapons and seeing them in action, and vocally expresses confidence in her abilities. Not to mention the fact that her first reaction upon seeing a herd of Goliaths is "Let's kill it!"

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Yatta-Ta of ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' is, in part, a parody of this.
* In ''Webcomic/CircumstancesOfTheRevenantBraves'', both Mecha and by extension Sol are blood knights. Though in the latter's case, it's not necessarily by choice.
* Skoll of ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' is a mercenary who enjoys her job, and welcomes being a werewolf as a chance to fight more.
* Naomi from ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' is a pretty normal happy girl. Then you give her any excuse to start punching things. She seems to enjoy it [[http://pastutopia.com/?comic=comic-for-friday-june-5th more than a little too much]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the Jägermonsters: Blood Knight {{Super Soldier}}s frequently slipping into {{Cloudcuckoolander}} territory. With {{Nice Hat}}s.
** Bangladesh Dupree is an AxCrazy example. And [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040503 expects the same from others]]. Though she's aware enough to specify if "a town ''really'' [[ZombieApocalypse needed burning]]" or if [[NotMeThisTime this time]] she didn't kill anyone.
** Captain Vole, who is so bloodthirsty that the ''other'' Jägermonsters kicked him out. He initially joins up with Gil because the latter beat the crap out of him multiple times, but then makes it clear he is now perfectly willing to go with him simply because [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120224 the ensuing civil war will be one of the most glorious things in history]]. [[spoiler:He seems to have lost these tendencies, however, after an incident during his retrieval from a [[TimeStandsStill time-stop]] caused him to age hundreds of years in seconds. It's unknown if it's him being OlderAndWiser or if the trauma of that stint, which he described as a hundred-year nightmare, traumatized him off bloodshed.]]
* Sa Paecheon from ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}'' revels in the thought of battling and defeating [[WorthyOpponent strong opponents]] in his single-minded pursuit for power.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Jack Noir is implied to be this. He's compelled by general bloodlust, but he seems invariably drawn to fights that will challenge him most.
** Ironically subverted for Karkat, whose Sgrub title is "Knight of Blood". He's anything but this. The title is still appropriate, just not by human standards. His entire species has been in perpetual conflict because [[FantasticRacism they use blood color to define their caste system]], so anything related to blood without specifying color has to do with the unity of the race.
** The B2 session has Caliborn, one of two individuals who regularly contact the post-Scratch kids. He wants to get into the game seemingly just so he could satisfy his bloodlust, and he turns it into a competition between himself and Calliope to the point where he relishes the idea of outright killing her.
%%* Sojueilo of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}''.
* Zavier from ''Webcomic/{{Messenger}}'' enjoys killing outsiders, and can't even begin to consider the possibility of coexisting with them. He also hates Akiara, calling her a traitor for running away, and so is considering ways to kill her, even though he was ordered to bring her back alive.
* Ramael from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a former angel of vengeance who, after [[spoiler:killing two would-be rapists]], admits that he finds it addictive.
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' has Quick Man, who LAUGHS when he is defeat and in pain.
-->Reader: Excited when we lose, grumpy when we win. That's Quick Man.
** [[CanonForeigner Allegro]], the eponymous Greatest Killer, also falls into this.
* ''Webcomic/NahastLandsOfStrife'' gives us Thunder the warrior spirit.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Belkar, the TokenEvilTeammate, is this. Just [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html look]]!
** Tarquin, Elan's father, has shades of this as well. Just note [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0850.html his response]] when attacked by [[spoiler:the entire Order, sans Vaarsuvius]].
* Vesper from ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' exhibits all signs of a BloodKnight in the making, from the apparent ease with which she takes to killing to her clear enjoyment of the whole thing.
-->''But God help me, killing is therapeutic.''
* ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'': Punchbot is one of the fixtures in Northampton's underground robot brawl scene. Outside the ring, he is polite, non-confrontational and a pretty great guy (he even has a day job as an accountant) but he also gets positively giddy at the chance to fight a new opponent, and thanks a combat AI for picking him up and smashing him into a wall.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Most of the mercenaries are {{Private Military Contractor}}s because of the money, their severe personality dysfunctions, a legally awkward situation in UNS space, or some combination of the above. Schlock, on the other hand, views the money as a nifty bonus that can be converted into Ovalkwik, guns, or both, and actively looks for the chance to get involved in carnage. It might be because amorphs don't really die, just get absorbed into the others, or it might just be because he's kind of nutty.
-->'''Schlock:''' With these, I could have put a five millimeter pulse bolt of plasma through Snipey [=McWipey=]'s scope and into his brain. One shot, no collateral damage.\\
'''Kevyn:''' But that's not what you ''would'' have done. If you'd had plasma cannons you would have [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill hit his window with a two meter blast, vaporizing him and setting the room on fire]]. Am I right?\\
'''Schlock:''' Okay, that does sound like it would have been more fun for me.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Sigrun. While she's pragmatic and tries to avoid trolls if she can, she clearly likes having a good fight when she gets the opportunity. When the crew has to get rid of a water troll via getting in stranded on land, she mentions that she chose to not go into seafaring because she doesn't like this method and prefers killing trolls and beasts with her own hands.
* Hector, a PsychoForHire from ''Webcomic/TheStoryOfAnima''. He chews his opponent out for being ''boring'' [[http://tapastic.com/episode/43376 simply because they opened with a blow aimed at his neck]], which would've ended things before they got to fight.
* The Red-Haired Swordsman in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', whose war cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".
* ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Serge really seems to enjoy shooting people. Raziel is also pretty gleeful at the thought of a fight.
* Jane Doe of ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' enjoys a bare-fisted beatdown [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=71 win]], [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=358 lose]] or draw. [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=309 Any excuse]] or [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=486 none]], or even if she has [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=488 no idea]] what's going on, Jane is down for a punch-up.
-->'''Jane:''' A six-on-one climactic battle! You guys '''kick ass'''!
* For literal knights, there are the Knights Belligerent of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''. Their creed includes such cheery elements as "If it has a pulse, remove its skull!" and "Let us cut God to see if he bleeds!" They worship Jagganoth, one of the seven "New Gods", who happens to be an OmnicidalManiac.
* Capcom from Webcomic/{{Consolers}} loves fighting and challenging other companies to a friendly fight. She regularly fights her good friend Namco, who she considers [[FriendlyRivalry a rival]].

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* The aptly-named War from ''Podcast/FalloutIsDragons''. [[spoiler:After the heroes killed him, he turned down a resurrection on the grounds that he would probably never find such a thrilling fight again.]]
* The aptly named Battle from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is a [[SuperStrength super strong]] {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le woman whose idea of a good time is challenging entire bar's worth of Hell's Angels to fights...sometimes without bothering to issue the challenge first.
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the BigBad of the first season, Lord Inquisitor Karamazov, believes that there is no such thing as innocence and will gleefully bathe a whole world in blood, fire of both if he suspects it of heresy. It doesn't help that he's confident that he's the only person who knows what the real truth is and won't accept the possibility that he may be wrong.
* Golgotha from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' gets bored if she has to do a quest without any battles and frustrated if battles happen but are too short.
* In the web serial [[http://stonesoulserial.blogspot.com/ Stone Soul]] there are several characters that fit this trope, all of whom are from the Ovleni culture. However, they do not simply love to fight. The Ovleni culture is quite fixated on experienced the most amazing and intense sensations that can be found. In the serial, the "ultimate experience" they are usually after involves battle-axing people in the face. However the use of psycho-active plants is also featured heavily, and battle and hallucinogens are also combined in some instances in pursuit of the ultimate experience.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'':
** Vesa Turunen of version two shows signs of this in his death scene, even believing that his death at the hands of [[spoiler:Damien Carter-Madison]] was honorable enough to make up for his past mistakes and allow him to get into Valhalla. Version three character Adam Reeves, while mostly a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] JerkJock, also has a few Blood Knight tendencies, as while he enjoys tormenting his weaker classmates and pushing them around he enjoys fighting the ones brave enough to push back even more.
** Tyler Lucas from version 5 is also heavily implied (and confirmed by WordOfGod) to be one. He's known for starting physical altercations with the other students, seemingly because he enjoys the very act of fighting with others.
** V6's Junko Kurosawa is described as someone who was an adrenaline junkie prior to the game. It's implied on a few occasions (and [[WordOfGod also confirmed]]) that fighting her classmates and being in danger gives her a buzz. [[spoiler:This proves to be her undoing, as she attacks a friend over a misunderstanding, forcing him to shoot her. It's okay though: the experience gave her such an intense rush [[GoOutWithASmile she simply smiles and gives a thumbs up]] before bleeding out.]]
* Many characters in ''Roleplay/ThisIsWar'', ranging from simply enjoying combat, to enjoying the feeling of winning a fight, to grimly enjoying killing a particular species, it's all there.
* Helen from ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' is this by design as an ArtificialHuman whose primary driving feeling is bloodlust, maintaining her relationships with the rest of the Lambsbridge Gang primarily because if she could crawl inside of them to feel the insides of their skin they'd be dead, and she doesn't want that.
* AJ from ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal'' has occasionally been written like this, as has his direct successor [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Camila A Slash]]--though while AJ is definitely in it for the fighting and vengeance, Camila's motivations for her violent streak are a little hazier.
* Zanthosus, Sonikdude, and Xbaxman from'' WebVideo/WaterGlassGaming'' are this when playing Burnout Revenge. The video in question is titled "Soccer Mom Massacre". They claim to have killed a soccer mom on her way to pick up her son from practice, a prostitute down the street that got impaled with some car shrapnel, Mr. Miyagi, a drug dealer, and Mr. Smith who was coming home from work to his wife when he got killed.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' stories, there's Counterpoint. He's a power mimic, among other powers, so whatever you've got, he's got too (within limits). He's regarded around campus as pretty psycho, since all he wants to do is find worthy opponents and fight them. If he loses, he comes back and tries again. And again. And...he isn't interested in killing people, just beating them. It looks like Counterpoint might be the avatar (or something) of the Greek god Ares, so that actually makes sense.
* Wiki/SCPFoundation: SCP-076-2 seems to see combat as the only worthwhile pursuit in life, and agreed to work with the Foundation instead of slaughtering them because he realized it could provide him with ''more dangerous'' creatures to fight. [[spoiler: Backfired on the Foundation immensely when he got bored. He slaughtered his way through countless Foundation agents in what is currently the worst breach the Foundation has experienced so far.]]
* Taylor from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is not a combat monster, but she is a [[TheStrategist strategic genius]] who specializes in controlling the battlefield and developing strategies, and it's been suggested by at least one of her close friends that she ''lives'' for moments of great danger, when she is outnumbered and outgunned and the world is at stake, at least partially because that's when she's at her best.

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* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' once entered into a battle arena he knew to be a trap just so he could fight gladiator ghosts.
* Binky Barnes from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' was hinted to have shades of this in one episode. During a summer workshop session, he and Sue Ellen were doing a karate match, and he manages to win against Sue Ellen, only for him to be upset that she lost due to realizing that she didn't even bother to try and beat him (due to thinking from one of Francine's sister's teen magazines that kids hate people who are exceptionally skilled), sending him into a deep amount of depression, which was only cured when Sue Ellen managed to actually defeat him in karate after getting her act together.
* Toph Beifong from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a [[PintsizedPowerhouse short]], [[HandicappedBadass blind]] girl who routinely (and gleefully) kicks the asses of grown men almost three times her size. When she tells her parents about this, she states that she loves fighting and being an [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]], and that she's really good at both.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben and Gwen's cousin Sunny only decides it's fun being around them once she gets to fight. Ben is also eager to get into fights for him to go alien, and beat up bad guys...a desire that's amplified even further if the alien he turns into happens to be Rath.
* Numbuh Four from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' suggests we beat the [[GoshDangItToHeck crud]] out of those [[CreepyChild Delightful dorks]]!
* Manny Rivera's mother Maria in her alter ego Plata Peligrosa from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. She is reluctant to use the glove that gives her powers because it makes her very bloodthirsty. At first, El Tigre enjoys fighting crime with her, but once they run out of criminals to fight, she releases them from prison [[StartXToStopX so she can fight them again]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Hawkgirl: "Less talking, more hitting!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Depending on the episode, Mr. Cat may or may not be one of these. In some episodes, he acgually goes out of his way to make people get angry at him so he can have a fight.
* Hank's father Cotton from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' loved fighting in World War II and often told others of his actions he would've continued to fight in other wars had the Japanese not blown his shins off, he will still pick fist fights if he feels he has to, usually to defend his honor, he is a formidable fighter for someone of his size and sometimes has to be restrained before he can kill someone if angered enough. Slightly deconstructed in that this eventually has him landed in a mental hospital in one episode.
* When she's first introduced, Korra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' loves to fight and picks battles just for fun. She sees bending as purely a physical skill and ignores the spiritual side of being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]]. CharacterDevelopment sets in slowly but surely, however, and over the course of the series, she mellows out and becomes a great deal more diplomatic.
** On a more sinister note, there's the Book 3 [[MakingASplash waterbender]] [[DarkActionGirl villainess]] [[HandicappedBadass Ming-Hua]] and her recurring habits of threatening everyone and [[SlasherSmile grinning evilly]] in battle.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Proto Man seems to only be happy when he's fighting--sometimes, only when it's with Mega Man.
* Norman in ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax''. [[CatchPhrase He eats Blood Knights for breakfast]]! In one episode in particular, he responds to all problems with "Want me to break it?"
* Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Multiple times she has been shown reveling in the idea of battling monsters, and her favorite dream is one where she battles endless hordes of Changelings.
* Buttercup of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' enjoys fighting the most out of her sisters and will sometimes tell others of her battles. She also has a habit of sometimes taking it too far and is disappointed when a monster won't fight back. She doesn't take too kindly to [[BerserkButton the Professor or her sisters being threatened]], though. You've been warned.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': [[PsychoForHire Krombopulos Micheal.]] He just loves killin', no matter who his target is.
* Princess Star Butterfly of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is [[GenkiGirl an endless fountain of energy]] who ''loves'' fighting monsters. Her friend Marco Diaz was a safety-obsessed kid who thought his life was boring until he got caught up in her adventures. Now he relishes fighting along side her.
* Pearl from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is this to an extent, having a highly romanticized recollection of her time fighting in the Gem Rebellion. Garnet, whom would be expected to at least have traces of this due to [[spoiler: Ruby's personality]], averts this trope, reflecting on the war with the attitude of a ShellShockedVeteran. Amethyst and Jasper play the trope straighter, as both are more aggressive and enjoy fighting for its own merit. Given the events of "Steven Vs. Amethyst", it's possible that fighting is a natural form of emotional expression/venting/bonding for Quartz gems.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': ComicBook/{{Raven}} could possibly be this--as well as her allies, but she's most notable. [[BewaretheQuietOnes God help you if you really piss her off by messing with her friends]]. [[CurbStompBattle She'll kick your ass if you do]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', all of the Titans except for [[OnlySaneMan Raven]] have shades of this.
* In the short-lived animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', The Tick once notably said, "I don't want to stop evil. I just want to fight it!"
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has quite a few of these.
** [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Dinobot]], from the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', fits the trope to a tee. He's all about honor and glory, and abhors an unfair fight because there's no honor in winning that way. He can't let a "clear out" order by without at least one objection, either.
--->"I prefer to beat my opponents the old-fashioned way: '''brutally'''!"
** There's also Quickstrike, who will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere, while speaking in an incredibly stereotypical cowboy accent.
** Scourge, from ''Cybertron'', refuses to listen to anyone who won't face him in combat.
** Sunstreaker from Generation 1 (comics and cartoon) was a SociopathicHero version of this, generally willing to run right into a heavily guarded Decepticon outpost and try to outright fight everyone inside at once. He also happens to be a huge {{Jerkass}}.
** Megatron in all his incarnations has grand designs to conquer the universe. Destroying Autobots is his greatest joy. He destroys everything he touches [[LargeHam because everything is food for his hunger. His hunger for power]]! Of course, different incarnations are different when it comes to whether or not he loves to smash. Some versions are patient schemers and some versions love to get into the fight personally and smash some Autobots...and if you're a Decepticon, you'd ''still'' better stay out of his way when he's in this mood. G1 Megatron interestingly goes through several types over the course of his existence: as Megatron he's a campy cartoon villain. Upgraded to Galvatron in TheMovie, he becomes smart, patient, and using his increased power in conjunction with brains. Processor damage results in Galvatron becoming the biggest Blood Knight in franchise history, all about mad schemes and maximum destruction.
* Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' vacillates between someone who solves things violently because there is no other way, and someone who relishes an opportunity to fling blood across the room. Rarely limits himself to mere incapacitation when dismemberment is an option.
* Yang from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', whose favorite hobby is to "hit stuff" and even struggles to suppress it at times. Yuck is an evil example, since he's gotten his aggression from Yang.