6166 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Posts Tagged ‘ Nationality (Nordics) ’

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Saint Razor

(Guild Wars 2)

An example of a Norn -- giant pseudo-Vikings, more or less -- warrior in the Guild Wars 2 heroic fantasy world. Axed and answered.

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Ritual


Another example of a fully-fleshed out Player Character from a video game. This time a female Barbarian Shaman from the seminal Everquest MMO. Predictably, this also presents setting elements such as the Northmen, the Tribunal, Halas, the epic weapon quest for that class, etc..

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Icicle

(Joar Makent part #1])

The Golden Age version of the character, though he endured into the 1990s. Criminal, genius, wielder of the cold gun. As of January of 2020, this profile was overhauled for concision and smoother reading. It was also cleft in two to facilitate reading on smartphones.

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Dynaheir


One of the core companions from the canon adventuring party in the original Baldur's Gate D&D video game. Lawful Good Human witch from Rashemen. As with all our Baldur's Gate profiles, there's plenty of explanations about the context, cultures, history, etc. relevant to the character.

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Minsc


One of the core companions from the canon adventuring party in the original Baldur's Gate D&D video game. Probably the most famous and loved of the lot. Human fighter from Rashemen.

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Eir Stegalkin


A melancholy giantess who's a great warrior, a great sculptor and a great strategist. This presents Eir during the Edge of Destiny novel and the early bits of the Guild Wars 2 video game. Giant wolf included, and also now comes with M&M stats.

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Wulf Sternhammer


Johnny Alpha's buddy in the old Strontium Dog stories in Starlord and 2000 AD. A big Viking berserker who adapted pretty well to far future technology, combat and cucumbers.

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Loki

(Profile #2 - Kid Loki (Journey into Mystery))

Loki as a teenager during Kieron Gillens' fantastic Journey into Mystery arc.

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Beowulf

(Prince of the Geats)

The prince of the Geats from Olde English literature, as he appeared in his own DC Comics book during the 1970s (and later on in Wonder Woman). It's a lof riot.

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Aela the Huntress


A professional huntress and warrior, and a member of the Companions guild. The profile also explores various aspect of the setting that are of relevance to the character, such as a primer about the human race in the The Elder Scrolls setting.

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Thor

(Incredible Hulk movie version)

The peculiar version of Marvel's Thor seen in the 1980s Incredible Hulk movie. Now that was something.

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Conan the Barbarian

(Classic Marvel Comics version)

An overview of Conan during his Marvel Comics appearances (both original stories and literary adaptations). The profile comes with various setting notes.

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Ulysses Bloodstone


Our infamous and rather large Ulysses Bloodstone profile. An immortal monster hunter who lived and fought for 10,000 years, with a bazaar of 1970s weirdness suffusing his bizarre biography. And he's very useful in stories, too.

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Grendel

(2007 movie version)

*This* Grendel profile is about the version in the 2007 Robert Zemeckis Beowulf movie, the one with the 3D caching visual effects.

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Thor

(Thor Odinson)

Benchmarking writeup for Thor, more or less during the Simonson era.

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Thor

(Ultimate version)

The Ultimate Marvel Comics version of Thor as he appeared during the early 2000s. It was interesting.

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Anya Jenkins

(Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Former vengeance demon, but she's okay now.

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Reflex

(Walter Thorsson)

From Chris Claremont's DC Universe 1990s comic book Sovereign Seven. Super-massive speedster, preacher and woodcarver from another world.

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Magnetor


From one of the 1980s Villains and Vigilantes super-hero RPG books. Magnetic weaponry, unsurprisingly.

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