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23065166 No.23065166 [Reply] [Original]

Why does dark fantasy tend to have the trope of every guy having a nickname like "ONE EYED JIM" or "RAVEN" or "THE NIPPLE TWISTER"

who started this trope or is it like convergent evolution of "yeah this sounds cool as fuck"

>> No.23065171

>>23065166
Medieval history, royalty, viking sagas, the Golden Age of Piracy

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>Edward the Black Prince
>Erik the Red
>Vlad the Impaler

>> No.23065268

>>23065222
Blackbeard
Calamity Jane
Charles the Hammer
Thorir the Hound
Stonewall Jackson
Desert Fox (Rommel)
The Cunning; Universal Spider (Louis XI)
Richard the Lionheart
Eric Bloodaxe
Black-Dick turn'd taylor
Kid Blink
Conqueror of the World (Aurangzeb)