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(anyone know the name of the sentient spear demon thing he uses? figure that could do with a mention, maybe a page is i can find some good pics)
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| Universe = 2000 AD
 
| Universe = 2000 AD
 
| BaseOfOperations = Tír na nÓg
 
| BaseOfOperations = Tír na nÓg
 
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Height =
 
| Height =
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| Hair = Black
 
| Hair = Black
 
| UnusualFeatures = When warped, yes
 
| UnusualFeatures = When warped, yes
 
 
| Citizenship = Irish
 
| Citizenship = Irish
 
| MaritalStatus = Widower
 
| MaritalStatus = Widower
 
| Occupation = Warrior king; former mercenary
 
| Occupation = Warrior king; former mercenary
 
| Education = Sessair military training
 
| Education = Sessair military training
 
 
| Origin = Normal human birth
 
| Origin = Normal human birth
 
| PlaceOfBirth = Tír na nÓg
 
| PlaceOfBirth = Tír na nÓg
 
| Creators = Pat Mills; Angie Kincaid
 
| Creators = Pat Mills; Angie Kincaid
 
| First = ''[[2000 AD]]'' prog 330
 
| First = ''[[2000 AD]]'' prog 330
 
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
   
 
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 the Land of the Young in the company of his unscrupulous servant, the dwarf [[Ukko]], and occasionally aided by the druidess [[Nest]].
 
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 the Land of the Young 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]] and [[Tlachtga]]) 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]].
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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]].
   
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.
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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.
 
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. His adventures continue.
 
   
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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 finding him in a travelling circus run by Ukko. His adventures continue.
 
| 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).
 
| Strength = Peak human male (when human) or superhuman (when warped).
 
| Weaknesses = Overbearing, crude and arrogant (according to Nest – see quotes).
 
| Weaknesses = Overbearing, crude and arrogant (according to Nest – see quotes).
 
 
| Equipment =
 
| Equipment =
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
 
| 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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*Slaine's last name, MacRoth, seems to be made up from his parents names, Mac for Mach and Roth for his father Roth Bellyshaker.
 
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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
Protegé of Danu, the Earth Goddess
Relatives
Niamh (wife, deceased); Kai (son); Roth Bellyshaker (father, deceased); Macha (mother, deceased); Mongan Axehead (foster father); Ragall (foster brother, deceased).
Universe
Base of operations
Tír na nÓg

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

History

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.

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 the Land of the Young 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 finding him in a travelling circus run by Ukko. His adventures continue.

Powers and abilities

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

Peak human male (when human) or superhuman (when warped).

Weaknesses

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

Paraphernalia

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.

Weapons

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

Notes

Links

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