Two Macho-Men: Richard Sharpe and Homer Simpson
Pictures: Richard Sharpe, the super child of divine (tactical) intervention.
In early age he volunteered into the most-macho-unit-Good-Guy blather, the 95th Rifles.
Sharpe is by far the most entertaining napoleonic character created in last decade. He is brave, he beats all the odds, he wins every (yep) battle and duel. Sharpe is a soldier who fights off hordes of French soldiers with pale faces and blue uniforms that make them look like Smurfs with food poisoning.
Sharpe is a soldier grunt, unshaven, with three right arms, five cannons, two rocket-launchers and a bionic eye with infra-red vision. Sharpe's only weakness is allergy to horse hair. It gives him horrible gas, and if he stays near the cavalry any longer he is going to start farting up a storm. For this reason his comrades call him "The Mufler". His 'noises' confused the French as they feared Wellington had a secret weapon.
Sharpe had a habit of hiding behind Wellington's tent and then abruptly jumping out, causing the general sometimes to cry out in shock. Sharpe also once concealed himself beneath a blanket in the back of the general's tent, and then leapt up, shouting 'Merde !'
Matters reached a head during the Salamanca Campaign when, as the general lay in his tent, smoking, Sharpe burst from the wardrobe, swathed in a white sheet. Subsequent to this, Wellington took the decision to sent Sharpe abroad on horrendously dangerous mission to Iraq. In the decisive battle, Sharpe will throw everything but the kitchen sink at the towel-bearers and their armored camels as his 95th Regiment will strive for that last-minute strike which would enable them to snaffle victory.
Links and Sources.
"Sharpe, and What They Found in His Colon"
"Sharpe and Anger Management Program"
"Sharpe and the Curse of Puberty"
"Velcro Arms, Teflon Hearts"