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- Crimson Spell combines Heroic Fantasy with the Yaoi Genre.
- Arguably Berserk goes from Low Fantasy to a heroic but dark fantasy at the end of the Golden Age arc where all the demons start coming out and become the main source of conflict.
- Or it was Heroic Fantasy all along without the characters noticing. After all Zodd the Immortal didn't exactly keep his existence a secret.
- Fairy Tail focuses on the eponymous guild of wizard adventurers and the various quests they undertake for fun and profit.
- Rune Soldier is a comedic Heroic Fantasy spin-off of the high fantasy Record of Lodoss War.
- Fullmetal Alchemist started as this, though it quickly veered into High Fantasy territory. The 2003 anime version, on the other hand, stuck with Heroic Fantasy.
- The Tower of Druaga
- Queen's Blade. The heroines rarely have magic on their side while the villains do and often the only way to win a fight is through sword battles. While there is a grand plot involving the fate of the land, the heroines are largely unaware of it and just want to fulfill their personal desires.
- Senyuu. A series with heroes, demons, swords and magic. Actually, more like a parody, but despite loads of gags and jokes remains heroic.
- Bikini Warriors: Which involves a group of heroines with typical fantasy roles, and go on an epic quest together, while clad in bikinis.
- Quite averted in With Strings Attached, which is partially set on a continent that was once a place of Heroic Fantasy. However, by the time the four find themselves there, the skahs warriors have long since wiped out any threats, and are going crazy with boredom because they have nothing to do and refuse to become civilians. A major goal of some of the secondary characters is finding a way to restock the continent with monsters, since the gods refuse to do it.
- Played much more straight on Jim Hunter's world, but that's because it was built by a gamer.
- The Adventures of Sinbad
- The Beastmaster (only the movie, not the science fiction books it was based on.)
- Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer
- Conquest mix this with Dark Fantasy and Horror.
- Clash of the Titans
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Kull the Conqueror
- Red Sonja
- Army of Darkness, an Affectionate Parody of the genre.
- The Sword and the Sorcerer
- Robert A. Heinlein's Glory Road is a Reconstruction of these types of stories.
- Alison Croggon's Books of Pellinor
- Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series
- David Gemmell's books are a prime example.
- Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Kull and Bran Mak Morn. To a large extent Howard invented the modern incarnation of this trope.
- Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle (although the protagonist is leaning toward Anti-Hero territory and may get worse in the upcoming book 3).
- Norman Spinrad's The Iron Dream (a Deconstruction geared towards showing just how screwy the genre's politics can get)
- The Bahzell series by David Weber.
- Michael Moorcock's The Elric Saga (another Deconstruction).
- Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
- Karl Edward Wagner's Kane
- C.L. Moore's Jirel of Joiry, the first major female character in Heroic Fantasy.
- Her husband Henry Kuttner was no slouch in the genre, with works like Elak of Atlantis, Valley of Flame and The Dark World.
- Charles R. Saunders's Imaro.
- The Black Company series
- The Malazan Book of the Fallen, especially during Karsa Orlong's storylines.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon is either a Darker and Edgier or Deconstructed Trope version (or possibly Distaff Counterpart) of the King Arthur story.
- The Shadowleague trilogy
- The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.
- Codex Alera (quasi-Ancient Rome + Elemental Powers).
- Lord Dunsany's "The Sword of Welleran" and "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth", as well as a few other short stories here and there.
- Everything by David Eddings.
- Everything by R. A. Salvatore.
- Tamora Pierce's Tortall Universe.
- The Exile's Violin: A hero armed with mystical weapons that fights a power mad Evil Sorcerer doesn't sound like the kind of thing that would happen in a Steam Punk detective story but it happens and checks off the other markers such as personal trouble and grey morality.
- Lynn Abbey's Rifkin series.
- D. E. Wyatt's No Good Deed... has many elements of this.
- Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit: While it later turns out that the fate of the kingdom is at stake, the story follows a lone mercenary on the run, who is trying to hide the prince from assassins send after him by his own father.
Live Action TV
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
- Roar (pre-Arthurian British Isles)
- Xena: Warrior Princess
- Legend of the Seeker
- Arguably Robin of Sherwood what with its use of archetypes and mysticism.
- Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire is a parody of the genre.
- Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger with dinosaurs and a Super Sentai twist.
- GARO, though it is debatable, as it has various Dark Fantasy elements.
- ElvenQuest is a parody.
- Dungeons & Dragons. Though the game system is flexible enough that the enterprising DM can apply it to almost any fantasy subgenre, as printed it tends toward Heroic Fantasy.
- As does On Mighty Thews, which even comes with a list of substitutions to make things more pulpy.
- Exalted is what you get when you combine this with the tropes of wuxia, ancient myth, and a dash of shonen anime style to taste.
- Dragon Age. While the first game has a "unite the people to fight an army of evil" main plot, the side plots that make up the biggest chunk of the game follow the genre pretty straight. The second game focuses completely on a single protagonist rising in power within the hierarchy of one city, with the main factions being Templar (sword) and Mage (spell).
- Demon's Souls
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- God of War plays it pretty straight, though starting with the second game the scope of the events becomes considerably bigger, as it grows into a full blown war among the gods.
- Prince of Persia
- The Reconstruction (Deconstruction, ironically)
- Fantasy Quest
- The Witcher: A lone monster hunter hunting a sorcerer who stole the alchemical secrets from the witchers.
- Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior
- Monster Hunter is mostly this as well. The levels of mysticism are very slight (down to the special mode of the Longsword in Tri and its derivatives), but everything else is totally straight: minimal overarching plot, for the most part it's just a world where people make a living slaying or capturing giant monsters for the chance at building more weaponry with which to slay or capture tougher giant monsters.
- Skies of Arcadia is a Reconstruction of this setting, with Schizo Tech and Ocean Punk thrown in for flavour. Much of the world is equivalent to the real world 15th/16th Century, but there's also fantastical creatures, adventurers and explorers, myths, and widespread use of magic and magical weaponry. Not to mention the Sky Pirates, of course.