Ulf (Wolf) The Quarrelsome
‘Wolf’ the Quarrelsome was a brutal 11th century Irish warrior, and brother to the legendary High King Brian Boru. The badass thing about Wolf is that he only shows up in history a handful of times, but each time he’s appeared he opens a 10-gallon drum of thermonuclear whoop-ass. Kind of like Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe.
Just how hardcore can a guy named Wolf the Quarrelsome get? For one, he (quite successfully) hunted Vikings his entire life. You see, Wolf’s mother was violated and murdered by a Viking raiding party when he was young, so he cultivated a pure-white hatred for anything Viking related. His badass-ness hit a climax during the Battle of Clontarf, where he not only crushed Viking rebels, but he killed their version of Viking Achilles – a guy named Bróðir of Man. How, you ask? According to the Icelandic saga Njals Saga,“Ulf the Quarrelsome cut open his belly, and led him round and round the trunk of a tree, and so wound all his entrails out of him, and he did not die before they were all drawn out of him.”