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* The Horde from ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri'' play this straight with each other, but subvert it in their treatment of humans, where they act as savage bullies from a position of strength. They have no qualms about slaughtering human slaves and children for petty reasons, and resort to terror tactics to intimidate humanity when the Morituri begin to become more dangerous.

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** Deconstructed by the Halosians, a race of bird-like creatures whose entire culture is based around gaining more power by racking up kills. In practice, this means that they just go around attacking anyone they meet, which usually results in them getting their asses handed to them by more powerful opponents, and leaves them unable to consider ''not'' attacking even when it's in their best interest.


** The Andorians are another Proud Warrior Race, and the Romulans have some shades of this (though they often balance "honor" with being sneaky, devious {{Magnificent Bastard}}s). (In the original series, the Romulans were the honour-and-glory obsessed Vikings In Space, while the Klingons were the sneaky, backstabbing bastards -- they switched characterisation for some reason between then and the Next Generation.) And as Quark observes (and Kirk once acknowledged), even humans (who insist they've outgrown all that) can get [[HumansAreWarriors downright savage]] at times. Put it this way, Trek has a ''lot'' of Proud Warrior Races.

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** The Andorians are another Proud Warrior Race, Race (they have a duel-to-the-death ritual called Ushaan), and the Romulans have some shades of this (though (although they often balance "honor" with being sneaky, devious {{Magnificent Bastard}}s). (In the original series, the Romulans were the honour-and-glory obsessed Vikings In Space, while the Klingons were the sneaky, backstabbing bastards -- they switched characterisation characterization for some reason between then and the ''The Next Generation.Generation''.) And as Quark observes (and Kirk once acknowledged), even humans (who insist they've outgrown all that) can get [[HumansAreWarriors downright savage]] at times. Put it this way, Trek has a ''lot'' of Proud Warrior Races.Races.
** To elaborate further on the Romulans, they are more of a Proud Soldier Race, given their disciplined and strict way of life. However, they must have been a Proud Warrior Race in the distant past (possibly as far back as when they were still living on Vulcan) because some Romulans still continue the tradition of sword fighting (e.g. Nero and his men in ''Film/StarTrek2009'') and duels (e.g. Tenqem Adrev initiated one against Picard in ''Series/StarTrekPicard'', and there are several Romulans carrying swords at North Station on Vashti). The Qowat Milat sisterhood is a relic from that era, being an order of warrior nuns who preach the Way of Absolute Candor and who may choose to bind their sword to a quest that they deem to be worthy (i.e. a lost cause).


* The Warriors of ''Roleplay/EnemyQuest'' live up to their name, being large, [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red skinned]], [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four armed]] bruisers with a cultural focus on competitiveness. During the Visitor's war with humanity, Warriors were noted for putting on brass armor, charging through hails of bullets, and killing with their bare hands.

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* The Warriors of ''Roleplay/EnemyQuest'' ''Webcomic/EnemyQuest'' live up to their name, being large, [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red skinned]], [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four armed]] bruisers with a cultural focus on competitiveness. During the Visitor's war with humanity, Warriors were noted for putting on brass armor, charging through hails of bullets, and killing with their bare hands.

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** The books like deconstructing this type of race. Warrior races have one ultimate flaw: They enjoy war. No matter how much they pretend otherwise, they don't actually want their wars to end, and have no problem with them continuing forever. This contrasts with the Culture, communist space hippies, who ''hate'' war, [[CombatPragmatist and therefore fight in the most brutal and efficient manner possible]].


* Prince Acroyear of the Acroyears, from Marvel's toy-licensed comic, ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}''. Worth noting because he's one of the earliest mass-market appearances of the Proud Warrior Race Guy as a stock crew member on a SpaceOpera CoolShip. It's also worth noting that he's portrayed as dark-skinned, despite otherwise-alien features -- i.e., "played by an African-American". That's not just incidental, either: a major plot point has his [[EvilAlbino albino brother]] driven to madness/evil/betrayal by his perceived inferiority.

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* Prince Acroyear of the Acroyears, from Marvel's toy-licensed comic, ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}''. Worth noting because he's one of the earliest mass-market appearances of the Proud Warrior Race Guy as a stock crew member on a SpaceOpera CoolShip. It's also worth noting that he's portrayed as dark-skinned, despite otherwise-alien features -- i.e., "played by an African-American". That's not just incidental, either: a major plot point has his [[EvilAlbino albino brother]] brother driven to madness/evil/betrayal by his perceived inferiority.


* The Laguz especially of the Beast Tribe in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius''. The beorc are allegedly a ProudScholarRace in contrast, but they tend just be warriors with more technical weapons, some as strong or stronger than their Laguz counterparts.

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* The Laguz especially of the Beast Tribe in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. The beorc are allegedly a ProudScholarRace in contrast, but they tend just be warriors with more technical weapons, some as strong or stronger than their Laguz counterparts.


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* ''Franchise/FlashGordon's'' planet Mongo is just chock full of guys like this. The Lion Men, the Hawkmen, even the Arborians. It's pretty much the Mongonian default culture.

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** Diana gets confronted by the alien Khunds in one comic, and promptly defeats them. This part tends to vary DependingOnTheWriter. The khund reaction to her under Creator/GailSimone's [[[[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 pen is qute respectful]];

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** Diana gets confronted by the alien Khunds in one comic, and promptly defeats them. This part tends to vary DependingOnTheWriter. The khund reaction to her under Creator/GailSimone's [[[[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 [[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 pen is qute respectful]];


** The titular heroine is a Themysciran warrior. Amazons can vary from any level of pacifist to fighing at any provocation, but all of them (Queen Hippolyta, ComicBook/{{Wonder Girl}}s Donna and Cassandra, Lyta Trevor...) love and excel at fighting.
** Diana gets confronted by the alien Khunds in one comic, and promptly defeats them. This part tends to vary DependingOnTheWriter.

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** The titular heroine is a Themysciran warrior. Amazons can vary from any level of pacifist to fighing fighting at any provocation, but all of them (Queen Hippolyta, ComicBook/{{Wonder Girl}}s Donna and Cassandra, Lyta Trevor...) love and excel at fighting.
fighting, they're just usually opposed to ''killing'' humans.
** Diana gets confronted by the alien Khunds in one comic, and promptly defeats them. This part tends to vary DependingOnTheWriter. The khund reaction to her under Creator/GailSimone's [[[[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 pen is qute respectful]];


* The [[MartialPacifist New Mandalorians]] in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' repeatedly emphasize that they ''used'' to be this, but have renounced such ways. Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla and his men, on the other hand, are determined to live up to their ancestors' legacy.

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* The [[MartialPacifist New Mandalorians]] in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' repeatedly emphasize that they ''used'' to be this, but have renounced such ways. Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla and his men, on the other hand, are determined to live up to their ancestors' legacy. After a bit of EngineeredHeroics by Death Watch the general population solidly rejected pacifism and returned to the old ways en masse, both the join Death Watch and to fight them.


** ''''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' introduces the primal zerg, the zerg who were not integrated into the {{HiveMind}} and left behind on their homeworld of Zerus. Their philosophy/culture is a [[{{SocialDarwinist}} Darwinian on the principle of survival of the fittest]]. Their entire society basically operates around constantly fighting and killing each other so they can evolve and grow stronger.

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** ''''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' introduces the primal zerg, the zerg who were not integrated into the {{HiveMind}} and left behind on their homeworld of Zerus. Their philosophy/culture is a [[{{SocialDarwinist}} Darwinian on the principle of survival of the fittest]]. Their entire society basically operates around constantly fighting and killing each other so they can evolve and grow stronger.


* Knuckles The Echidna from the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series takes great pride in his heritage of the echidna race in Angel Island and takes his job in guarding the Master Emerald very seriously. He also likes fighting, which is no wonder he uses his fists more than his intellect to solve his problems. In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', he laments not being able to get directly involved in the fighting as a result of serving as [[RebelLeader the Resistance's commander]].

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* Knuckles The the Echidna from the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series takes great pride in his heritage of the echidna race in Angel Island and takes his job in guarding the Master Emerald very seriously. He also likes fighting, which is no wonder he uses his fists more than his intellect to solve his problems. In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', he laments not being able to get directly involved in the fighting as a result of serving as [[RebelLeader the Resistance's commander]].


Another variation on this is the Proud ''{{Soldier|VsWarrior}}'' Race Guy a more low-key version more like a military society rather than a warrior culture, with more focus on drilling and discipline than just strength at arms. These guys have a tendency to be more technologically advanced and more focused on expansion than conquest they don't see the harm in [[CombatPragmatist dishonorable tactics]], but they're [[NecessaryEvil pragmatic, not ruthless]]; The Proud Soldier Race Guy isn't likely to cause any more harm than absolutely necessary to get what he wants. Often ruled by TheEmperor.

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Another variation on this is the Proud ''{{Soldier|VsWarrior}}'' Race Guy a more low-key version more like a military society rather than a warrior culture, with more focus on drilling and discipline than just strength at arms. These guys have a tendency to be more technologically advanced and more focused on expansion than conquest they don't see the harm in [[CombatPragmatist dishonorable tactics]], but they're [[NecessaryEvil [[NecessarilyEvil pragmatic, not ruthless]]; The Proud Soldier Race Guy isn't likely to cause any more harm than absolutely necessary to get what he wants. Often ruled by TheEmperor.

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*** The Draconians, who are entirely honourable, although the Master [[spoiler:and the Daleks]] are trying to push them into war with the humans.

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