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* [[Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher "The Madman From the Sudan" Abdullah The Butcher]], a 400+ lbs. WrestlingMonster who was one of the {{Ur Example}}s of GarbageWrestler, was known for carving his opponents up with a {{Fork|Fencing}} and [[CoveredWithScars some nasty scars on his head]].

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* [[Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher "The Madman From the Sudan" Abdullah The Butcher]], a 400+ lbs. WrestlingMonster who was one of the {{Ur Example}}s of GarbageWrestler, was known for carving his opponents up with a {{Fork|Fencing}} and [[CoveredWithScars some nasty scars on his head]]. He later opened his own restaurant, Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs and Chinese Food.



* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher was one of the first {{Garbage Wrestler}}s in ProfessionalWrestling; he's managed to make a very long career out of it, having had his first match in 1958 and continuing to wrestle to the 2010s in Puerto Rico and Japan. He's best known for slashing his opponents open with a large fork, and for the network of deep scars across his forehead.

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* [[Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher "The Madman From the Sudan" Abdullah The Butcher]], a 400+ lbs. WrestlingMonster who was one of the {{Ur Example}}s of GarbageWrestler, was known for carving his opponents up with a {{Fork|Fencing}} and [[CoveredWithScars some nasty scars on his head]].
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' introduced King Cleon, who styles himself "the Great" but who most refer to as The Butcher King. He did use to be an actual butcher, but lives up to the traditional implications as well. Also, Gregor Clegane's in-house torturer is known simply as The Tickler.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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introduced King Cleon, who styles himself "the Great" but who most refer to as The Butcher King. He did use to be an actual butcher, but lives up to the traditional implications as well. Also, Gregor Clegane's in-house torturer is known simply as The Tickler.


* Boris the Butcher from the film ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' is something of a parody. He's certainly a brutal and ruthless ProfessionalKiller (we're told that he once decapitated a man). He's also a literal butcher as his day job, and much prefers running his little butcher's shop with his wife to moonlighting as a hitman.



* ''Film/NightTrainToLisbon'': Mendez the secret policeman was called "the Butcher of Lisbon".



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* Boris the Butcher from the film ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' is something of a parody. He's certainly a brutal and ruthless ProfessionalKiller (we're told that he once decapitated a man). He's also a literal butcher as his day job, and much prefers running his little butcher's shop with his wife to moonlighting as a hitman.
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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Sam Vimes is referred to by the Borogravians as "The Butcher" or "Butcher Vimes". Anyone remotely familiar with the character of Sam Vimes will find this insanely funny (which is the point.) When Vimes meets up with [[SweetPollyOliver the protagonist]] and her fellow soldiers, he tells them Borogravia "needs to work on their propaganda techniques".

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In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Sam Vimes is referred to by the Borogravians as "The Butcher" or "Butcher Vimes". Anyone remotely familiar with the character of Sam Vimes will find this insanely funny (which is the point.) When Vimes meets up with [[SweetPollyOliver the protagonist]] and her fellow soldiers, he tells them Borogravia "needs to work on their propaganda techniques".



*** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasi-demonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary badassery.

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*** ** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasi-demonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary badassery.


* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsupial_lion marsupial lion]], ''Thylacoleo carnifex'', whose name means "pouched lion butcher" and was one of the largest marsupial predators to ever live.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsupial_lion marsupial lion]], ''Thylacoleo carnifex'', whose name means "pouched lion butcher" and was one of the largest marsupial predators to ever live.live and is believed to have had the strongest bite force to body size of any predatory land mammal.


* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Butcher is the leader of brutal a villain gang called The Teeth. Whenever the Butcher is killed, they pass on their powers to their killer, as well as their mind as a voice in the killer's head. This includes all of the previous Butchers' powers and voices as well. The Butcher who appears in the story is number fourteen, and has a long list of powers including superhuman strength and durability, pain inducement, the ability to see circulatory systems through walls, danger sense, the ability to cause festering wounds, explosive teleportation, the ability to shape raw matter into objects, rage inducement, pain immunity, and homing attacks.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Butcher is the leader of brutal a villain gang called The Teeth. Whenever the Butcher is killed, they pass on a portion of their powers to their killer, as well as their mind as a voice in the killer's head. This includes all of the previous Butchers' powers and voices as well. The Butcher who appears in the story is number fourteen, and has a long list of powers including superhuman strength and durability, pain inducement, the ability to see circulatory systems through walls, danger sense, the ability to cause festering wounds, explosive teleportation, the ability to shape raw matter into objects, rage inducement, pain immunity, and homing attacks.


* The 1969 Creator/ClaudeChabrol movie ''Film/LeBoucher'' (The Butcher) is ''exactly'' this trope. The life of a spinster schoolmistress in a small French village is turned upside down by the arrival of an ex-soldier who is taking over the village butcher's shop. A Vietnam vet, he has little quirks. One of which is murder...

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* The 1969 Creator/ClaudeChabrol movie ''Film/LeBoucher'' (The Butcher) is ''exactly'' this trope. The life of a spinster schoolmistress in a small French village is turned upside down by the arrival of an ex-soldier who is taking over the village butcher's shop. A Vietnam An Indochina vet, he has little quirks. One of which is murder...


* The 1969 Creator/ClaudeChabrol movie ''Le Boucher'' (The Butcher) is ''exactly'' this trope. The life of a spinster schoolmistress in a small French village is turned upside down by the arrival of an ex-soldier who is taking over the village butcher's shop. A Vietnam vet, he has little quirks. One of which is murder...

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* The 1969 Creator/ClaudeChabrol movie ''Le Boucher'' ''Film/LeBoucher'' (The Butcher) is ''exactly'' this trope. The life of a spinster schoolmistress in a small French village is turned upside down by the arrival of an ex-soldier who is taking over the village butcher's shop. A Vietnam vet, he has little quirks. One of which is murder...


* Pudge the Butcher from [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients Dota]] and VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} is inspired by the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' character listed above. You really won't like it when he goes missing

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* Pudge the Butcher from [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients Dota]] and VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} is inspired by the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' character listed above. You really won't like it when he goes missingmissing, because that usually implies a meathook will be flying out of the woods soon enough, and whoever gets caught in it will not be seen again for a while.


* Music/CoheedAndCambria's album ''The Afterman: Ascension'' features the song "Key Entity Extraction [=III=]: Vic the Butcher." The character in question is a military leader who kills his own men to cover up his [[ColdBloodedTorture battlefield tactics]].

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* Music/CoheedAndCambria's album ''The Afterman: Ascension'' features the song "Key Entity Extraction [=III=]: Vic the Butcher." The character in question is a military leader SociopathicSoldier who commits [[ColdBloodedTorture many atrocities]] on the battlefield and kills his own men to cover up his [[ColdBloodedTorture battlefield tactics]].crimes. Later, Vic burns down his apartment building, killing himself and a number of innocents ([[WouldHurtAChild including many children]]), rather than face trial.

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* Music/CoheedAndCambria's album ''The Afterman: Ascension'' features the song "Key Entity Extraction [=III=]: Vic the Butcher." The character in question is a military leader who kills his own men to cover up his [[ColdBloodedTorture battlefield tactics]].
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* Arkail in OfOrcsAndMen got the nickname "The Butcher of Bay Harbor" among orcs after [[spoiler: he completely lost his shit during a battle against humans and slaughtered everyone.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries'', one of your possible campaign missions has you hunting down a certain Draconis Combine ''Sho-sa'' Varus, AKA Varus the Butcher. He ordered his [[HumongousMecha Battlemechs]] to fire on civilian protestors, gruesomely massacring over 200 people. The Free Prosperina Mutineers pay you to ensure he goes home in a small plastic box.

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* Arkail in OfOrcsAndMen ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' got the nickname "The Butcher of Bay Harbor" among orcs after [[spoiler: he completely lost his shit during a battle against humans and slaughtered everyone.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries'', one of your possible campaign missions has you hunting down a certain Draconis Combine ''Sho-sa'' Varus, AKA Varus the Butcher. He ordered his [[HumongousMecha Battlemechs]] to fire on civilian protestors, protesters, gruesomely massacring over 200 people. The Free Prosperina Mutineers pay you to ensure he goes home in a small plastic box.



* The SerialKiller who must be caught in one quest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is known as "The Butcher of Windhelm."



*** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasidemonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary badassery.
** In another Discworld novel, ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', CardCarryingVillain Evil Harry has a henchman simply named "Butcher" (Cohen The Barbarian himself approves). Harry's "Butcher" is an archetypical dungeon keeper -- meaning he's fat, lazy, gullible, and keeps his dungeon keys where the heroes can easily reach them]].

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*** In a sense, Vimes's reputation is not undeserved. As we see in ''Thud!'', Sam Vimes is quite capable of slaughtering his way through a group of armed soldiers equipped with axes and Steampunk-style flamethrowers. He was possessed by a quasidemonic quasi-demonic entity of pure vengeance at the time. But given that he managed to expel said entity by sheer inner force after the fight, that may not count. Vimes probably deserves the title, at least from the point of view of his enemies, by virtue of extraordinary badassery.
** In another Discworld novel, ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', CardCarryingVillain Evil Harry has a henchman simply named "Butcher" (Cohen The Barbarian himself approves). Harry's "Butcher" is an archetypical archetypal dungeon keeper -- meaning he's fat, lazy, gullible, and keeps his dungeon keys where the heroes can easily reach them]].



* Nevil Clavain in ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Redemption Ark]]'' (2002) was dubbed "the Butcher of [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} Tharsis]]" for "authorising the use of red-mercury, nuclear and foam-phase weapons" in a battle there about [[MethuselahSyndrome 400 years before]] the main plot. In reality he saved lives by bringing the war to an end, but he still regrets what he had to do: "I've killed innocents for military ends. I've made orphans. If that's honour, you can keep it.".

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* Nevil Clavain in ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Redemption Ark]]'' (2002) was dubbed "the Butcher of [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} Tharsis]]" for "authorising the use of red-mercury, nuclear and foam-phase weapons" in a battle there about [[MethuselahSyndrome 400 years before]] the main plot. In reality he saved lives by bringing the war to an end, but he still regrets what he had to do: "I've killed innocents for military ends. I've made orphans. If that's honour, you can keep it."."



* An an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' where Wanda temporarily took control of her father's ambiguously legal garbage disposal company, Cosmo was afraid that her life was in danger from a mysterious butcher fairy. As it turned out, he was a real butcher who some employees had hired to make her a nice meal for her birthday.

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* An In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' where Wanda temporarily took control of her father's ambiguously legal garbage disposal company, Cosmo was afraid that her life was in danger from a mysterious butcher fairy. As it turned out, he was a real butcher who some employees had hired to make her a nice meal for her birthday.



* ''Film/{{Culloden}}'' features The Duke of Cumberland, who was known as "The Butcher" among Jacobites, and in modern times, Scottish nationalists. Squashed the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Accounts of his character vary greatly: some sources cite him as a ruthless and vicious man who terrorised his own men as well as the enemy, while others have him enforcing strict discipline on his men to ensure fair treatment of surrendering Jacobites. One accusation levelled at him was that instead of tending to wounded enemy soldiers on the battlefield (as the warfare etiquette of the time dictated) he simply slaughtered them - hence, "The Butcher."

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* ''Film/{{Culloden}}'' features The the Duke of Cumberland, who was known as "The Butcher" among Jacobites, and in modern times, Scottish nationalists. Squashed He squashed the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Accounts 1745, and accounts of his character vary greatly: some sources cite him as a ruthless and vicious man who terrorised his own men as well as the enemy, while others have him enforcing strict discipline on his men to ensure fair treatment of surrendering Jacobites. One accusation levelled leveled at him was that instead of tending to wounded enemy soldiers on the battlefield (as the warfare etiquette of the time dictated) dictated), he simply slaughtered them - hence, "The Butcher."



* William Burke, according to a folksong about the [[HumanResources West Port murders]]: "Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief/ and Knox the man who bought the beef."

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* William Burke, according to a folksong folk song about the [[HumanResources West Port murders]]: "Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief/ and Knox the man who bought the beef."


** By the way: "Kid Butcher" sounds suitably snappy and scary, but in the original [[TheQueensLatin Queen's Latin]], young Pompey was nicknamed ''adulescentulus carnifex''. No Really.

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** By the way: "Kid Butcher" sounds suitably snappy and scary, but in the original [[TheQueensLatin Queen's Latin]], young Pompey was nicknamed ''adulescentulus carnifex''. No Really.really.


* Mishra, from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', was at one point called the Butcher of Kroog.

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* Mishra, from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'',
** Mishra
was at one point called the Butcher of Kroog.Kroog.
** Vona, The Butcher of Magan is a vampire psychopath who murdered her subjects out of boredom. Unlike many members of the Legion of Dusk, who seek true eternal life that will free them of their blood thirst, she [[FullyEmbracedFiend relishes her predatory instincts]] and serves only because they give her license to kill people.


-->'''Rahm Tak''': "I am the butcher of... where are we?"
-->'''VC trooper''': "Tulsa, sir."
--> '''Rahm Tak''': "I am the butcher of TULSA!"

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-->'''Rahm Tak''': "I am the butcher of... where I WILL SHOW YOU A BUTCHER! I AM THE BUTCHER OF-- ''[aside]'' Where are we?"
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we?\\
'''VC
trooper''': "Tulsa, Tulsa, sir."
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'''Rahm Tak''': "I I am the butcher of TULSA!"TULSA!

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