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* The male [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animals.

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* The male [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa org/wiki/Babirusa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animals.


* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animals.

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* The male [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animals.


** In some editions of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', orks of the Snakebites clan had the option of riding bad tempered boars into battle with some of the more technically minded clans upgrading them to bionic cyboars. Unfortunately, ork boarboyz haven't had any in game rules since the 3rd edition of the game and they are rarely, if ever, mentioned in the modern background material.

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** In some editions of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', orks of the Snakebites clan had have the option of riding bad tempered bad-tempered boars into battle with some of the more technically minded clans upgrading them to bionic cyboars. Unfortunately, ork boarboyz haven't had any in game rules since the 3rd edition of the game and they are rarely, if ever, mentioned in the modern background material.



*** Beastmen make use of boar-like creatures known as Tuskgors to pull their crude wooden chariots. Tuskgors combine all the bad-temperedness of a regular boar with ram horns, bony plates, extra fangs and the like. There are also giant versions of the Tuskgor called Razorgors, which are covered in spikes and perpetually furious at the world.

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*** Beastmen make use of boar-like creatures known as Tuskgors to pull their crude wooden chariots. Tuskgors combine all the bad-temperedness of a regular boar with ram horns, bony plates, extra fangs fangs, bony maces at the ends of their tails and the like. There are also giant versions of the Tuskgor called Razorgors, which are covered in spikes and perpetually furious at the world. Beastman warlords often attempt to capture and break these beasts to be their personal chariot-pullers, despite Razorgors being so aggressive that beastmen are their normal ''prey''; one warlord known as Urgor kept a Razorgor the size of a barn as a "pet", which he fed with his defeated rivals.

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* In ''Webcomic/GhostOfTheGulag'', the main antagonists are a tribe of Russian wild boars at war with the Wolf clan. They are depicted being utterly massive, with their leader nearly twice the size of the Shadow Walker, who is a ''tiger.''

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* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} had Wrestling/TheProletariatBoarOfMoldova, complete with tusks and a tail, until Ryan Galeone cut it off during the CHIKARA-Beyond Wrestling Torneo Cibernetico at ''Cibernetico- 7 Man Army'' on November 24, 2018. His FinishingMove is the [[RammingAlwaysWorks GORE!]]
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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'' has Bore, [[PunnyName who turned really]] [[LightningBruiser Red]] [[PunnyName upon introducing himself]]. It also includes [[Series/StarTrek Nimoy Bore]], [[IncrediblyLamePun Boraphim]], and an upcoming Black Bore. All of them are [[LightningBruiser Lightning Bruisers]] in the extreme, with non-stop attacks and fast movement.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'' has Bore, [[PunnyName who turned really]] [[LightningBruiser Red]] [[PunnyName upon introducing himself]]. It also includes [[Series/StarTrek Nimoy Bore]], [[IncrediblyLamePun Boraphim]], [[DarkIsEvil Razorback]] and an upcoming Black Bore.[[TheUndead Dread Bore]]. All of them are [[LightningBruiser Lightning Bruisers]] in the extreme, with non-stop attacks and fast movement.


** In ''Dances with Dragons", Ser Barristan observes a gladiator fight between a "Pit Fighter" and a boar. The sword-wielding pit fighter manages a to give the boar a single wound before being killed by it, and Ser Barristan inwardly notes one can only a boar with a spear or arrows.

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** In ''Dances with Dragons", Ser Barristan observes a gladiator fight between a "Pit Fighter" and a boar. The sword-wielding pit fighter manages a to give the boar a single wound before being killed by it, and Ser Barristan inwardly notes one can only kill a boar with a spear or arrows.

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* Cody Johnston, the News Dude of ''WebVideo/SomeMoreNews'', considers Boars an existensial threat to humanity and has devoted a pair of episodes on how teleporting, radioactive boars are planning to kill humanity.

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* Zigzagged in ''Manga/KillingBites'' with a [[HalfHumanHybrid Brute]] named [[PunnyName Ino Shinji]], who can transform into a [[PigMan half-human half-Japanese Boar]] hybrid: while he is pretty hard-hitting, the narration helpfully points out that the Japanese Boars are actually extremely careful and timid beasts, capable of perceiving threats with their superior sense of smell, and thus Shinji is a rather careful and watchful fighter who does charge recklessly if he thinks he's lucky. Still suffers TheWorfEffect as Heiji, a Brute Ibex, can tank his charge with her horns while Gecko Brute Kaede brutally offs him with a NeckSnap.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bernard}}'': In one episode, Bernard was throwing fruit at monkeys who stole his food. One of the fruits hits a boar, angering it and sending it to attack Bernard.


* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'': While actual boars don't appear in the series, one of the most famous Badger Lords was Boar the Fighter, who, as his name suggests, was quite the warrior, dying in a MutualKill against his nemesis (and as badgers are both berserkers and blacksmiths, it was Boar the Fighter who reforged Martin's sword from ThunderboltIron).
* ''{{Literature/Everworld}}'': One of the encounters the cast runs into is a boar that nearly kills them all, only relenting after the boar demands he be given the apples they're carrying. It was not their proudest moment.



* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Wild Harvest", the first VictimOfTheWeek is tied up in a forest, doused with truffle oil, and left to be gored to death by a wild boar. This is strange and unusually brutal, even by Midomer's standards.

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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Wild Harvest", the first VictimOfTheWeek is tied up in a forest, doused with truffle oil, and left to be gored to death by a wild boar. This is strange and unusually brutal, even by Midomer's Midsomer's standards.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' also has the Bulblins, whose Bullbo mounts embody this trope. The page image is their leader, King Bulblin, on the esteemed Lord Bullbo. If you don't know what you're doing, you could get [[IncrediblyLamePun boared]] to death. Link can even ride the Bullbos himself in a couple of locations. The Bullbos are pretty stupid, and can run right into walls or off the edge of cliffs (your horse Epona will always stop before doing either of these); but when charging can also smash down walls allowing access to new areas, or break archer towers.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' also has the Bulblins, whose Bullbo mounts embody this trope. The page image is their leader, King Bulblin, on the esteemed Lord Bullbo. If you don't know what you're doing, you could get [[IncrediblyLamePun boared]] to death. Link can even ride the Bullbos himself in a couple of locations. The Bullbos are pretty stupid, and can run right into walls or off the edge of cliffs (your horse Epona will always stop before doing either of these); but when charging can also smash down walls allowing access to new areas, or break archer towers. They're also completely unkillable, after taking damage they just collapse and get back up again after a while.
*** Ganondorf's secondary bossfight is against his Ganon form, in which he is giant boar with a flaming mane rather than the usual PigMan.



* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' had both summonable boars and anthromorphised versions.
** ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft'' has ''tons'' of boars; it's actually possible to level from 1 to 70 killing nothing but [[UndergroundMonkey various forms of wild swine]], lampshaded in [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Make Love, Not Warcraft"]]. They also make good Hunter pets, if not the most stylish, with their high health and stun ability. The most extensive use of boars is in the Barrens, whre the Quillboars, the anthromorphic variant, train armored traditional boars and guard the body of their fallen boar god.

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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' had both summonable boars and anthromorphised anthropomorphized versions.
** ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft'' has ''tons'' of boars; it's actually possible to level from 1 to 70 killing nothing but [[UndergroundMonkey various forms of wild swine]], lampshaded in [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Make Love, Not Warcraft"]]. They also make good Hunter pets, if not the most stylish, with their high health and stun ability. The most extensive use of boars is in the Barrens, whre the Quillboars, the anthromorphic anthropomorphic variant, train armored traditional boars and guard the body of their fallen boar god.


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** The Beastmaster hero can summon a quilbeast, which looks something like an underfed warthog with a bad temper. Unusually for the trope, it's actually a ranged unit that sprays, well, quills, but it also has the Frenzy ability which makes it attack faster.

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* ''Literature/{{Tuskers}}'' by Duncan [=McGeary=] is a horror novel about mutated, [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever highly-aggressive]], [[ItCanThink highly-intelligent]] wild boars.


[[TruthInTelevision Wild boars can be dangerous]] and are quite capable of killing a man. Boar-spears were designed with specially shaped spear-heads to keep the animal at arms length because otherwise a boar could still kill you even after you'd stuck a spear through it, even if doing so involved it [[PullYourselfDownTheSpear charging down the spear and goring itself in the process.]] Even then, those spears were more commonly used by hunting nobility who were in it for sport, as traps were still much safer.

Wild boars have one of the worst reputations among wild ungulates. They are said to be prone to attacking and killing humans, especially if you stumble upon a [[MamaBear sow]] with piglets. At least, this is what most people think about these animals. In RealLife boars are no more inherently aggressive than most other ungulates, although unlike other ungulates they are omnivorous and will take prey as large as turkeys. They'll generally only charge creatures as big as humans if provoked; they do battle only for self-defense against their predators.

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[[TruthInTelevision Wild This is TruthInTelevision, as wild boars can be dangerous]] dangerous and are quite capable of killing a man. Boar-spears were designed with specially shaped spear-heads to keep the animal at arms length because otherwise a boar could still kill you even after you'd stuck a spear through it, even if doing so involved it [[PullYourselfDownTheSpear charging down the spear and goring itself in the process.]] Even then, those spears were more commonly used by hunting nobility who were in it for sport, as traps were still much safer.

Wild boars have one of the worst reputations among wild ungulates. They are said to be prone to attacking and killing humans, especially if you stumble upon a [[MamaBear sow]] with piglets. At least, this is what most people think about these animals. In RealLife RealLife, boars are no more inherently aggressive than most other ungulates, although ungulates (although unlike other ungulates they are omnivorous and will take prey as large as turkeys.turkeys). They'll generally only charge creatures as big as humans if provoked; they do battle only for self-defense against their predators.



* Bebop in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' is a very mean boar-like mutant and henchmen of Shredder. He use to be human.

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* Bebop in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' is a very mean boar-like mutant and henchmen of Shredder. He use used to be human.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animals

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyrousa babirusa]] has particularly fancy-looking upper tusks that grow upward through the skull and curl backward, and can in rare cases eventually grow into the brain. Despite their appearance, though, they're not aggressive animalsanimals.


* Farm pigs can grow up to be over 11 feet in length, weight up to half a ton and they have all the strength that their huge size implies. For this reason, most film and television productions only use piglets and young pigs due to them being much cuter, smaller and easier to handle. This has led to a common misconception that pigs don't grow much larger than dogs and many would be pig owners end up having to give up their pets after realizing how big they really get.

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* Farm pigs can grow up to be over 11 feet in length, weight weigh up to half a ton ton, and they have all the strength that their huge size implies. For this reason, most film and television productions only use piglets and young pigs due to them being much cuter, smaller and easier to handle. This has led to a common misconception that pigs don't grow much larger than dogs and many would be pig owners end up having to give up their pets after realizing how big they really get.

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* Initially subverted in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY9-TB7axoQ Fire Tiger vs. Acid Panther]]''; The protagonist is a diminutive wild pig preyed upon by the titular characters, who get their elemental powers from magic berries. All that changes when the pig finds himself some berries with a [[SuperMode bestial face]] on them, playing this trope awesomely straight and taking the fight back to the former predators.

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