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Outlaw Biker Viking

Favorite Real Life Heroes/Historical Figures

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Outlaw Biker Viking

I’m not gonna go into religion but I obviously like all biblical figures as a Christian myself. Apart from that, there are TONS of historical figures and real life heroes whom I really like.

 

Among some of my favorites include (but aren’t limited to, also not ordered, just listed):

1. All of the Founding Fathers of the United States, self explanatory.

2. Abraham Lincoln, also self explanatory.

3. Theodore Roosevelt, I love that he was a hunter, fisherman, and all around great President.

4. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., very inspirational man to ALL races and ethnic groups.

5. Ronald Reagan, excellent leader!

6. Winston Churchill, so great and inspirational that (for me) it was a shame he was British as he really could’ve been a fantastic U.S. President!

7. Walt Disney, even though I may like the original stories better, his works are still pretty ingenious, especially how he could make a dark fairytale from the Middle Ages more family friendly, plus turn it into a 90 minute movie.

8. Dr. Seuss, I take back what I said about Dr. Seuss Day in the past, he was as inspiring to children’s literature as Walt Disney was to children’s movies.

9. Mr. Rogers, he was very caring towards children, animals, and the community alike, plus he was a great Presbyterian minister.

10. Jim Henson, he made a lot of kids learn by making Sesame Street and laugh by making the Muppets. Education and laughter are both key elements in making a good childhood.

 

Feel free to share some of YOUR particular favorites! :)

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TheSantader25

No one. I pick up a thing or two from anyone if I feel they're right but other than that I don't like picking role models. I wanna be myself. Cause everyone is different and you're simply minimizing your potential by obsessing over previous successful people. 

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Evil empire

In the disorder:

 

Martin Luther King

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi

Nelson "Madiba" Mandela

 

and more generally any person who acted for moral ideas without sacrifying any innocent life.

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The Time Ranger

I always liked Desmond Doss, he was a concentious objector during WW2 who recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor. He joined as a medic, refused a weapon and saved a lot of lifes in the Pacific theatre. 

 

Mel Gibson made a movie about him a couple of years ago called Hacksaw Ridge, I haven't seen it but it's supposed to be good. More about Doss here. http://www.cracked.com/article_20157_the-6-most-aggressively-badass-things-done-by-pacifists.html

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make total destroy

kill your idols

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Endjinn
9 hours ago, Evil empire said:

 

Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi

Well that's a copy and paste job if ever I saw one lol:D

 

No heroes, but someone I greatly admire, who gets an unfair amount of stick, is Tony Blair. Best PM we ever had. WMD FTW.

 

 

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Femme Fatale

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The one and only. 💖

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Zello

Julius Caesar

Genghis Khan

Alexander The Great

Napoleon Bonaparte

Fidel Castro - No I'm not a communist but the way that man took over Cuba and stayed in power for a long time even when he saw the place go to sh*t you got to respect that not to mention all those attempts on his life that he survived.

Donald Trump - Everyone brushed him off when he ran and treated him as joke. He told them he didn't give a f*ck and won.

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Tyler

Gotta give it to my man Khalid bin Walid for decimating Byzantine forces and uniting the Arabian peninsula under one caliphate. I mean, what an absolute alpha. Mad respect to Mahmud of Ghazni for being the first sultan and bringing Indian booty to his land, as well.

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Rhoda

Danish explorer Peter Freuchen, pictured here with his wife.

 

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Freuchen was a Danish arctic explorer, anthropologist, actor and author. After studying to be a doctor at university, Freuchen participated in several arctic explorations, the first being in 1906 when he was only 20, in which, after sailing as far north as possible, a further 7,000 miles were travelled via dogsled. It was here that Freuchen discovered Inuit culture, and for over two generations he lived, hunted and travelled with the Inuit. In 1911, Freuchen married his first wife, an Inuit woman called Navarana Mequpaluk. Navarana bore him two children, a boy named Mequsaq Avataq Igimaqssusuktoranguapaluk and a girl called Pipaluk Jette Tukuminguaq Kasaluk Palika Hager. When she died in the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1921, the local Christian church refused to allow her burial, and so Freuchen buried her himself.

 

Freuchen wrote over 30 books, most famously the Book of the Eskimos, published posthumously in 1961. An autobiographical work, it described the Inuit culture Freuchen had lived within, and detailed how, in 1926, he lost a leg to frostbite, amputating several gangrenous toes himself. Off the back of his literary success, Freuchen became the head of a film company specialising in Arctic-related scripts. In 1933, he starred as the villainous character in the film Eskimo, which went on to win an Oscar. In the 1920s Freuchen returned to Denmark and joined the Social Democrats. During the Second World War he was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, aiding refugees from the Nazis. Himself a Jew, he was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis but escaped to Sweden.

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On 3/27/2019 at 3:54 PM, Motherstep said:

Danish explorer Peter Freuchen, pictured here with his wife.

 

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Freuchen was a Danish arctic explorer, anthropologist, actor and author. After studying to be a doctor at university, Freuchen participated in several arctic explorations, the first being in 1906 when he was only 20, in which, after sailing as far north as possible, a further 7,000 miles were travelled via dogsled. It was here that Freuchen discovered Inuit culture, and for over two generations he lived, hunted and travelled with the Inuit. In 1911, Freuchen married his first wife, an Inuit woman called Navarana Mequpaluk. Navarana bore him two children, a boy named Mequsaq Avataq Igimaqssusuktoranguapaluk and a girl called Pipaluk Jette Tukuminguaq Kasaluk Palika Hager. When she died in the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1921, the local Christian church refused to allow her burial, and so Freuchen buried her himself.

 

Freuchen wrote over 30 books, most famously the Book of the Eskimos, published posthumously in 1961. An autobiographical work, it described the Inuit culture Freuchen had lived within, and detailed how, in 1926, he lost a leg to frostbite, amputating several gangrenous toes himself. Off the back of his literary success, Freuchen became the head of a film company specialising in Arctic-related scripts. In 1933, he starred as the villainous character in the film Eskimo, which went on to win an Oscar. In the 1920s Freuchen returned to Denmark and joined the Social Democrats. During the Second World War he was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, aiding refugees from the Nazis. Himself a Jew, he was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis but escaped to Sweden.

That has to be one of the most badass photos I've seen of someone.

 

For me, I'd love to have met Nikola Tesla and Winston Churchill.

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sivispacem

I don't have any "heroes" per se, but there are a few (not very) historical individuals I find fascinating.

 

Like Edward Teller, the "father of the H-Bomb"- an Austro-Hungarian Jew who in the mid 1930s left Germany to settle in the US, Teller began working at the Los Alamos Laboratory then on the Manhatten Project. Working with Stanislaw Ullam, he developed the principal of fission compression of a fusion secondary on which all thermonuclear weapons operate (the so-called Teller-Ullam design).

 

He was one of the greatest advocates of the civilian use of nuclear energy, working to develop advanced reactor designs that would be impervious to meltdown and fail-safe. An early advocate of manmade climate change, he lectured on the subject between 1957 and 1959. He also developed one of the few working proposals for asteroid impact avoidance and was instrumental in initial research into the use of nuclear explosives for civilian purposes, including the development of exceptionally radiology clean devices for the creation of manmade harbours.

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DEALUX

Hero is a weird word. I admire all of the people who founded and contributed to the modern sciences we have today, especially medicine. I would have died several times if it weren't for antibiotics for instance and there are many other important discoveries in medicine and in science in general that would be worth mentioning here.

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HeavyDuke

The guy who invented toiled paper. Imagine a world without toilet paper.

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Lemoyne outlaw

i dont have any heroes. but i will say that my favorite historical figure is robert e lee. before you suggest it no im not a racist. im just proud of my southern roots. and i am a huge civil war buff. i always enjoyed hearing about all of his amazing victories.

 

 

my second favorite historical figure is arthur morgan. and if you dont know why then you need a history lesson in the wild west. i recommend playing a game called red dead redemption 2.

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Caysle

None. I only have mentors

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Outlaw Biker Viking

Some more honorary mentions I’d like to add to my list.

1. King Arthur

2. Robin Hood and his merry men

3. Beowulf

4. John Rolfe

5. Pocahontas

6. Fa Mulan

Yes, I know that King Arthur, Robin Hood, his merry men, and Beowulf were fictional, but they’re all semi-historical by nature. Same goes for Fa Mulan, and NO, I am NOT talking about her Disney counterpart. Look her up. Disney is NOT her original source material! Pocahontas and John Rolfe were real people. Again, we are NOT talking Disney here! I love how John Rolfe treated the Native Americans with kindness and respect, unlike the vast majority of other pilgrims while still keeping his Christian name.

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make total destroy
2 hours ago, John Smith said:

Christopher Columbus 

Venerating genocidal historical figures while handwringing about a totally real and not at all fictional 'white genocide' to own the libs

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Mister Pink
On 4/2/2019 at 2:01 PM, DEALUX said:

Hero is a weird word.

It's a very American word. It's not really used by non-Americans, in my experience. 

 

I admire Ernest Shackleton. 

 

In 1914, Shackleton made his third trip to the Antarctic with the ship 'Endurance', planning to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. Early in 1915, 'Endurance' became trapped in the ice, and ten months later sank. Shackleton's crew had already abandoned the ship to live on the floating ice. In April 1916, they set off in three small boats, eventually reaching Elephant Island. Taking five crew members, Shackleton went to find help. In a small boat, the six men spent 16 days crossing 1,300 km of ocean to reach South Georgia and then trekked across the island to a whaling station. The remaining men from the 'Endurance' were rescued in August 1916. Not one member of the expedition died.

 

It's just mind-boggling the idea of being trapped in the Antartic for two years then travelling 13,000km on a rescue mission to save the rest of your men. And nobody dying. Incredible. 

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Grotti Vigilante

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this particular historical figure that has had such an impact on popular culture not just in the UK, but around much of the western world. That individual is...

 

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have practically defined modern fantasy to the point where most if not all take influence from him in some way or another. A Song of Ice and Fire? Harry Potter? You name it and it probably has Tolkien-influenced aspects of it. It almost seems like many creators read The Silmarillion to decide what races they will use in their own fantasy stories. I know he wasn't the pioneer of fantasy, but he most certainly created a modern mythology that people still love to this day! 

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Cutter De Blanc

hitler and jesus

 

/edgy

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Rhoda

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This is Robert Smalls, and it's a crime that there isn't a biopic about him already. Born into slavery in 1839, he decides at some point he's had enough of white people telling him what to do and steals a Confederate military ship in 1861. For context, he would have been 22. I didn't pass my driving test until I was 27 because I was too scared. Not above a little bit of victimless crime, on top of stealing the ship he pretends to be the captain and fools scores of people by reading the top secret handbook of signals and codes which let him pass guard ships without so much of a "hang on a minute, you're a black man". With great power came great responsibility as he used his newfound (if fraudulent) captain status to free many more families and slaves from tyranny and hardship. After escaping to freedom himself, he went on to work as a military advisor until the war ended. He settles down, buys a house, runs for Congress... and wins. I'm obviously oversimplifying things for the sake of entertainment but it's 100% true and there's a great page about him on Snopes which is my first go-to whenever anybody tries to tell me about some amazing individual that's seen it all and done it all.

 

On top of everything he's done, just look at that face. I would trust this man with my life. Anybody that pretends a beaten up straw hat is a captain's hat deserves a key to the city and a wheelbarrow for having the biggest testicles this side of Manson/Nixon line.

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One of my favorite historic figures is Eric Arthur aka George Orwell, I like a lot their books like "1984" and "Animal Farm".

 

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