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| Identity =
 
| Identity =
 
| Alignment = Good (kinda)
 
| Alignment = Good (kinda)
| Affiliation = Protegé of Danu, the Earth Goddess
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| Affiliation = Protégé of [[Danu]]
| Relatives = [[Niamh (Sláine)|Niamh]] (wife, deceased); Kai (son); Roth Bellyshaker (father, deceased); Macha (mother, deceased); Mongan Axehead (foster father); Ragall (foster brother, deceased).
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| Relatives = [[Niamh]] (wife, deceased); [[Kai MacRoth|Kai]] (son); Duban (father); [[Roth Bellyshaker]] (stepfather, deceased); [[Macha]] (mother, deceased); [[Mongan Axehead]] (foster father); [[Ragall]] (foster brother, deceased); [[Aeife]] (second wife).
 
| Universe = 2000 AD
 
| Universe = 2000 AD
| BaseOfOperations = Tír na nÓg
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| BaseOfOperations = [[Tír na nÓg]]
   
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
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| Origin = Normal human birth
 
| Origin = Normal human birth
| PlaceOfBirth = Tír na nÓg
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| PlaceOfBirth = [[Tír na nÓg]]
 
| Creators = Pat Mills; Angie Kincaid
 
| Creators = Pat Mills; Angie Kincaid
 
| First = ''[[2000 AD]]'' prog 330
 
| First = ''[[2000 AD]]'' prog 330
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| Last =
   
| HistoryText = Sláine MacRoth is the eponymous hero of the long-running ''[[2000 AD]]'' strip ''Sláine''. The first significant event in his life occurred when he was seven. His mother, Macha, was a deadly warrior who gave Sláine his first solid food on the tip of a sword blade. Her drunkard husband Roth Bellyshaker boasted that she could outrun the king's chariot in a race. The king forced her to run and she was trampled to death by the horses as Sláine watched.
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| HistoryText = Sláine MacRoth is the eponymous hero of the long-running ''[[2000 AD]]'' strip ''[[Slaine|Sláine]]''. His mother, [[Macha]], was a deadly warrior who gave Sláine his first solid food on the tip of a sword blade. The first significant event in Sláine's life occurred when he was seven and Macha's drunkard husband [[Roth Bellyshaker]] boasted that she could outrun the king's chariot in a race. The king forced her to run and she was trampled to death by the horses as Sláine watched. Roth may have made his boast deliberately as a way of getting rid of his wife, because she had been unfaithful to him many times and Roth suspected that she was lying when she said that Sláine was his. The normally obtuse and unperceptive Roth was correct about this. Sláine's true father was Duban, a druid who taught Macha magical secrets and had liaisons with her in subterranean tombs.
   
When he was sixteen Sláine was cast out by his tribe, the Sessair, for an unauthorized liaison with the King's bride-to-be, [[Niamh (Sláine)|Niamh]]. He spent years exploring the Land of the Young in the company of his unscrupulous servant, the dwarf [[Ukko]], and occasionally aided by the druidess [[Nest (Sláine)|Nest]].
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When he was sixteen Sláine was cast out by his tribe, the Sessair, for an unauthorized liaison with the King's bride-to-be, [[Niamh]]. He spent years exploring [[Tír na nÓg]] in the company of his unscrupulous servant, the dwarf [[Ukko]], and occasionally aided by the druidess [[Nest]].
   
He eventually became embroiled in a war between earthly mystics and alien gods, before finally returning to his people to become their king, leading them against the demonic Fomorians. Blessed by the Earth Goddess, he became a living incarnation of her consort, the Horned God, and eventually the first High King of Ireland.
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He eventually became embroiled in a war between earthly mystics, led by [[Myrddin]], and the aliens called [[Cythrons]] who were harvesting humanity's negative emotions. To strike a decisive blow in the conflict Sláine and his companions (including [[Calgacus]], [[Mogrooth]], [[Oeahoo]], [[Murdach]], [[Giya]], [[Tlachtga]] and [[Pluke]]) had to venture into the tomb of the dark god [[Grimnismal]]. Despite most of them dying, Grimnismal was eventually killed, to the chagrin of the Cythrons' abhorrent leader the [[Guledig]].
   
He later gave up his title (after a number of adventures in other time periods as the servant of the Goddess) to Gael, founder of the Gaelic race. Having lost his wife, [[Niamh (Sláine)|Niamh]], murdered by the evil Moloch, Sláine eventually left his homeland in order to find his missing son, Kai. His adventures continue.
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After completing this mission Sláine finally returned to his people to become their king, leading them against the demonic [[Fomorians]]. Blessed by the [[Danu|Earth Goddess]], he became a living incarnation of her consort, the Horned God, and eventually the first High King of Ireland.
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He later gave up his title (after a number of adventures in other time periods as the servant of the Goddess) to [[Gael]], founder of the Gaelic race. Having lost his wife, [[Niamh]], murdered by the evil [[Moloch]], Sláine eventually left his homeland in order to find his missing son, [[Kai MacRoth|Kai]], eventually encountering him in a travelling circus run by Ukko. He is currently fighting the evil [[Drune Lords]] (a metaphor for the Catholic church and/or the British Conservative Party, depending on how [[Pat Mills]] feels this week) with the help of his new companion [[Sinead]].
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Slough Gododin, the son of Sláine's dead foe the [[Lord Weird Slough Feg]] taunted Sláine by saying that he was a "bastard," as Roth had not been his real father, which made him "Sláine Mac Nobody." Sláine responded by using magic to let Sinead possess the ghost of his dead mother, Macha, so he could ask her who his true father was. He was briefly horrified when he thought that Macha might have been raped by an El Lord (a supernatural monster from another dimension), which would make him only half human. However, further questioning revealed that Macha and her lover Duban the druid had fought off the El Lord together before fathering Sláine, who was pleased to discover that he was the son of a priest of the Earth Goddess who had shared forbidden knowledge with the laity.
   
 
| Powers = Sláine can cause his body to warp into a monstrous, superhumanly-strong form. He had his first 'warp-spasm' when he was 12.
 
| Powers = Sláine can cause his body to warp into a monstrous, superhumanly-strong form. He had his first 'warp-spasm' when he was 12.
 
| Abilities = Making mincemeat of his enemies; composing impromptu verses celebrating his victories.
 
| Abilities = Making mincemeat of his enemies; composing impromptu verses celebrating his victories.
| Strength = Peak human male (when human) or superhuman (when warped).
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| Strength = Strong enough to uproot a tree single-handed (when human); or even stronger (when warped).
 
| Weaknesses = Overbearing, crude and arrogant (according to Nest – see quotes).
 
| Weaknesses = Overbearing, crude and arrogant (according to Nest – see quotes).
   
| Equipment =
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| Equipment = Throwing thong (for throwing his axe at people).
| Transportation = Has been known to use a European bison; a mammoth; a dragon called the Knucker; another dragon belonging to his enemy Medb; and a super-dimensional cosmic being or 'macrobe' called Pluke that could only fly if Sláine had altered the cosmic balance by performing a good deed. Plus he sometimes has wings.
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| Transportation = Has been known to use a horse; a European bison; a mammoth; a dragon called [[The Knucker]]; another dragon belonging to his enemy [[Medb]]; and a super-dimensional cosmic being or 'macrobe' called [[Pluke]] that could only fly if Sláine had altered the cosmic balance by performing a good deed. Plus he sometimes has wings.
 
| Weapons = The axe Brainbiter (which once received an unexpected mention in ''[[Nikolai Dante]]''); the sword Bloodprow; Gáe Bolga (a spear).
 
| Weapons = The axe Brainbiter (which once received an unexpected mention in ''[[Nikolai Dante]]''); the sword Bloodprow; Gáe Bolga (a spear).
   
 
| Notes = * The correct pronunciation of Sláine's name has been a subject of debate for decades. Prog 589 said that it should be pronounced 'Shlawnye'; prog 626 claimed that either 'Slawnye' or 'Slain' is correct.
 
| Notes = * The correct pronunciation of Sláine's name has been a subject of debate for decades. Prog 589 said that it should be pronounced 'Shlawnye'; prog 626 claimed that either 'Slawnye' or 'Slain' is correct.
* Among the artists to have worked on ''Sláine'' are [[Massimo Belardinelli]], [[Clint Langley]], [[Mike McMahon]], [[Nick Percival]], [[Dermot Power]], [[David Pugh]], [[Siku]] and [[Paul Staples]].
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* Among the artists to have worked on ''Sláine'' are [[Massimo Belardinelli]], [[Clint Langley]], [[Mike McMahon]], [[Nick Percival]], [[Dermot Power]], [[David Pugh]], [[Siku]], [[Simon Bisley]] and [[Paul Staples]].
 
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| Trivia =
 
| Wikipedia =
 
| Wikipedia =
| Links =
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[[Category:Wayne Reynolds/Artist]]
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Latest revision as of 17:02, March 24, 2019

Sláine

Slaine
Real name
Sláine MacRoth
Current alias
Sláine
Aliases
The Sun King; Once and Future King; Lord of Chaos; Leader of the Wild Hunt; Robin Goodfellow; Lord of Misrule; King of the Greenwood
Alignment
Affiliation
Protégé of Danu
Relatives
Niamh (wife, deceased); Kai (son); Duban (father); Roth Bellyshaker (stepfather, deceased); Macha (mother, deceased); Mongan Axehead (foster father); Ragall (foster brother, deceased); Aeife (second wife).
Universe
Base of operations

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Unusual features
When warped, yes
Status
Citizenship
Marital status
Occupation
Warrior king; former mercenary
Education
Sessair military training
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
First appearance

2000 AD prog 330

HistoryEdit

Sláine MacRoth is the eponymous hero of the long-running 2000 AD strip Sláine. His mother, Macha, was a deadly warrior who gave Sláine his first solid food on the tip of a sword blade. The first significant event in Sláine's life occurred when he was seven and Macha's drunkard husband Roth Bellyshaker boasted that she could outrun the king's chariot in a race. The king forced her to run and she was trampled to death by the horses as Sláine watched. Roth may have made his boast deliberately as a way of getting rid of his wife, because she had been unfaithful to him many times and Roth suspected that she was lying when she said that Sláine was his. The normally obtuse and unperceptive Roth was correct about this. Sláine's true father was Duban, a druid who taught Macha magical secrets and had liaisons with her in subterranean tombs.

When he was sixteen Sláine was cast out by his tribe, the Sessair, for an unauthorized liaison with the King's bride-to-be, Niamh. He spent years exploring Tír na nÓg in the company of his unscrupulous servant, the dwarf Ukko, and occasionally aided by the druidess Nest.

He eventually became embroiled in a war between earthly mystics, led by Myrddin, and the aliens called Cythrons who were harvesting humanity's negative emotions. To strike a decisive blow in the conflict Sláine and his companions (including Calgacus, Mogrooth, Oeahoo, Murdach, Giya, Tlachtga and Pluke) had to venture into the tomb of the dark god Grimnismal. Despite most of them dying, Grimnismal was eventually killed, to the chagrin of the Cythrons' abhorrent leader the Guledig.

After completing this mission Sláine finally returned to his people to become their king, leading them against the demonic Fomorians. Blessed by the Earth Goddess, he became a living incarnation of her consort, the Horned God, and eventually the first High King of Ireland.

He later gave up his title (after a number of adventures in other time periods as the servant of the Goddess) to Gael, founder of the Gaelic race. Having lost his wife, Niamh, murdered by the evil Moloch, Sláine eventually left his homeland in order to find his missing son, Kai, eventually encountering him in a travelling circus run by Ukko. He is currently fighting the evil Drune Lords (a metaphor for the Catholic church and/or the British Conservative Party, depending on how Pat Mills feels this week) with the help of his new companion Sinead.

Slough Gododin, the son of Sláine's dead foe the Lord Weird Slough Feg taunted Sláine by saying that he was a "bastard," as Roth had not been his real father, which made him "Sláine Mac Nobody." Sláine responded by using magic to let Sinead possess the ghost of his dead mother, Macha, so he could ask her who his true father was. He was briefly horrified when he thought that Macha might have been raped by an El Lord (a supernatural monster from another dimension), which would make him only half human. However, further questioning revealed that Macha and her lover Duban the druid had fought off the El Lord together before fathering Sláine, who was pleased to discover that he was the son of a priest of the Earth Goddess who had shared forbidden knowledge with the laity.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Powers

Sláine can cause his body to warp into a monstrous, superhumanly-strong form. He had his first 'warp-spasm' when he was 12.

Abilities

Making mincemeat of his enemies; composing impromptu verses celebrating his victories.

Strength level

Strong enough to uproot a tree single-handed (when human); or even stronger (when warped).

Weaknesses

Overbearing, crude and arrogant (according to Nest – see quotes).

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

Throwing thong (for throwing his axe at people).

Transportation

Has been known to use a horse; a European bison; a mammoth; a dragon called The Knucker; another dragon belonging to his enemy Medb; and a super-dimensional cosmic being or 'macrobe' called Pluke that could only fly if Sláine had altered the cosmic balance by performing a good deed. Plus he sometimes has wings.

Weapons

The axe Brainbiter (which once received an unexpected mention in Nikolai Dante); the sword Bloodprow; Gáe Bolga (a spear).

NotesEdit

LinksEdit

Discover and DiscussEdit

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