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Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,

Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;

Welcome to your gory bed,

Or to victorie!
—"Bannockburn", poem by Robert Burns

The Scottish people are stereotypically brave fighters. Thus, a Scottish accent is sometimes used to emphasize the boldness of fantasy warriors. Accent quality may vary.

Compare Violent Glaswegian.

Examples of Brave Scot include:

Fan Fiction



  • The Nac Mac Feegle from Discworld combine this with Violent Glaswegian.
  • The Honor Harrington series has denizens of Gryphon in general and Anton Zilwicki in particular, from another Fantasy Counterpart Culture
  • Jamie and his True Companions in Outlander.
  • Battlefield Earth: Johnny Tyler recruits a band of genetically brave Scots: brave enough to mine gold for an Machiavellian alien who is viciously insane, then willing to attempt to bring down a pan-galactic empire using souped-up machines guns and some ancient atomic weapons.
  • David Weber and Steve White's Starfire has Angus MacRory from a Fantasy Counterpart Culture
  • And then there's Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock and his ancestors. Yeah, Weber's pretty much in love with this trope.
  • Although Lord Brandoch Daha from E. R. Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros does not speak with a Scottish accent and has no other obvious Scottish traits, his motto (inscribed above his castle's gate) is surprisingly composed in (something that sounds like) Scots:

 Ye braggers an' 'a'

Be skeered and awa'

Frae Brandoch Daha!

Live Action TV


  • "Scotland the Brave," of course.

Video Games

  • In Team Fortress 2, the Demoman is this when he's on your team. He's the Violent Glaswegian on the opposite team (just like the Heavy is the Big Guy and the sniper is friendly on your team).
  • In the Total War series the Scots, quite naturally, have troops with slightly higher morale than other armies. They're not exceptionally high, though, and if you charge a regiment of Highlander light infantry into a meatgrinder with powerful heavy infantry like Dismounted Knights, the Highlanders are still going to break pretty quickly.
  • Sebastian Vael of Dragon Age II is a Brave Starkhaven Religious Bruiser, with Starkhaven being a rather patchy Fantasy Counterpart Culture version of Scotland.
  • Imperial Guard tank crews in Dawn Of War 2 are a mix of this and a Star Trek Shout-Out.
  • In Europa Universalis 3, Scotland gets three unique, powerful combat modifiers when they're at war with England.

Western Animation

  • The Scotsman from Samurai Jack.
  • Duff Killigan from Kim Possible.
  • Hudson and Macbeth are the two most notable examples from Gargoyles. Interesting to note, even though most of the Gargoyles themselves come from Scotland, only Hudson has a Scottish accent, even though all human characters from Scotland do.
  • Scrooge McDuck of DuckTales didn't make all that money sitting behind a desk.


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