10:41:30 AM Sep 9th 2017
There should be two types of this trope: ones who rely on their own physical strength and ones who use their magic to strengthen themselves.
05:35:42 PM Jun 6th 2011
Who's the original example of this, Odin or Merlin? Both of their stories were codified into their current forms at about the same time, and, though I'd imagine that stories of Odin have been passed around a lot longer than stories of Merlin, was he always described this way?