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List of Norwegian monarchs

The list of Norwegian monarchs begins in 872: the traditional dating of the Battle of Hafrsfjord, after which victorious King Harald Fairhair merged several petty kingdoms into that of his father. Named after the homonymous geographical region, Harald's realm was to be known as the Kingdom of Norway. Traditionally established in 872 and existing continuously for over 1,100 years, the Kingdom of Norway is one of the original states of Europe: King Harald V, who has reigned since 1991, is the 64th monarch according to the official list. During interregna, Norway has been ruled by variously titled regents. Several royal dynasties have possessed the Throne of the Kingdom of Norway: the more prominent include the Fairhair dynasty, the House of Sverre, the House of Oldenburg including branches Holstein-Gottorp and Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. During the civil war era, several pretenders fought each other; some rulers from this era are not traditionally considered lawful kings and are omitted from lists of monarchs.

Between 1387 and 1905, Norway was part of various unions. Kings of Norway used many additional titles between 1450 and 1905, such as King of the Wends, King of the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Duke of Holstein, Prince of Rügen, Count of Oldenburg, they called themselves Konge til Norge, rather than Konge af Norge, indicating that the country was their personal possession with the style His Royal Majesty. With the introduction of constitutional monarchy in 1814, the traditional style "by the Grace of God" was extended to "by the Grace of God and the Constitution of the Kingdom", but was only in use; the last king to use the by the grace of God style was Haakon VII, who died in 1957. The King's title today is formally Norges Konge, indicating that he belongs to the country, with the style "His Majesty". For lists of the prehistoric kings of Norway see List of legendary kings of Norway 0 Besides becoming sole king after his father Harold's death, Eric Bloodaxe was king jointly with his father for three years before the latter's death.

After Harald's death, Eric ruled as "overking" of his brothers, who held status as kings and had control over certain regions. Harald Greycloak ruled as "overking" of his brothers. All dates for the kings of the Fairhair dynasty are approximate and/or just scholarly estimates. Slight differences might therefore occur between different sources; the following table uses the dates given in Norsk biografisk leksikon/Store norske leksikon. The Danish king Harald Bluetooth had himself hailed as king of Norway after the Battle of Fitjar. Besides gaining direct control of Viken in south-eastern Norway, he let Harald Greycloak rule the rest of Norway as king, nominally under himself. Harald Bluetooth switched his support to Harald Greycloak's rival, Haakon Sigurdsson, Earl of Lade, who captured Harald Greycloak's kingdom. Haakon thereafter ruled Norway, at first nominally under Harald. All dates are estimates and subject to interpretation. Haakon is held as the ruler of Norway from 970 to 995. After the Battle of Svolder, the Danes recaptured Norway under Sweyn Forkbeard.

As before, the Danes controlled the petty kingdoms of Viken as vassals, while the two Earls of Lade, Eric Haakonsson and Sweyn Haakonsson, ruled Western Norway and Trøndelag, nominally as earls under Sweyn. Eric is held as the de facto ruler of Norway from 1000 to 1015, together with his brother Sweyn, a lesser known figure, with whom he shared his power. In 1905, Carl of Denmark was elected King of Norway and took the name Haakon VII. With him the House of Oldenburg, in the form of its junior branch, resumed occupancy of the throne of Norway. Monarchy of Norway List of heads of government of Norway List of Norwegian monarchs' coats of arms List of Norwegian monarchs' mottos List of Norwegian consorts Coronations in Norway Line of succession to the Norwegian throne Kings of Norway family tree Notes References"List of Norwegian kings"; the Royal Court. Retrieved 2008-06-16. Carlyle, Thomas; the Early Kings of Norway: Also an Essay on the Portraits of John Knox. Chapman and Hall. ISBN 978-1-4068-4287-6.

Retrieved 2008-06-15. Official site of the Norwegian Royal House Aftenposten: The Royals

The Big Scary U

"The Big Scary U" is the fifth episode of the eighth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on November 19, 2017. The episode was written by Scott M. Gimple, David Leslie Johnson and Angela Kang, directed by Michael E. Satrazemis; this episode focuses on the events at the Sanctuary right before and after the combined attack. For the first time, minor details about Negan's backstory are revealed. In a flashback, Gregory bargains with Negan and his Savior lieutenants—Dwight, Gavin and Eugene - offering to expel any Hilltop resident that sides with Rick. Simon suggests they can just wipe out Hilltop if they do not comply, but Negan sternly reminds him that they are useful resources; the meeting is broken up by the start of Rick's militia attack on the Sanctuary. In the present, Father Gabriel finds himself trapped with Negan in a box trailer outside the Sanctuary, surrounded by a group of walkers. Negan doesn't kill Gabriel, but instead lulls him into talking about his past, learning that Gabriel seeks to atone for betrayal of his own congregation.

Negan talks of his own past to gain Gabriel's confidence and help. They work together to pull in and dispatch a few walkers to cover themselves in their viscera to make their way through the group. Meanwhile, the Savior lieutenants believe Negan to be dead and discuss how they will handle the power vacuum. Gavin raises the possibility that the militia's attack succeeded due to inside information from one of them. Dwight, who had provided Rick with that info, diverts the discussion to issues with the anxious workers on the floor below, knowing that if they do not assert a form of authority, they could rebel. Leaving matters be for the time being, they return to their quarters. Eugene comes by to drop a gift of appreciation to Dwight, notices a freshly-painted chess set in his room; some time Simon decides to cut off the Sanctuary's power to conserve resources. Several workers come upstairs to demand to see Negan; the lieutenants ability to control the workers is weakening when Gabriel arrive. Negan reasserts his authority and the workers obediently return to the lower floor.

Negan tells his lieutenants to lock up Gabriel in a cell. The Saviors discover weapon bags left by the militia and evidence that they were used to convey stolen Savior weapons to Rick's allies. Eugene discovers a spot of paint on the same color as from Dwight's chess set. Negan asks Eugene to figure out how to rid them of the walkers around the Sanctuary. Eugene goes to visit Gabriel and finds him quite ill, calls for medical attention. Elsewhere and Daryl go to a dying Yago to find out what happened. Yago reveals that all the Kingdom militia were killed, except for King Ezekiel and Carol. Rick takes the weapons aboard the Saviors' truck, he and Daryl get into an argument on what to do with the weapons, Daryl believes they should use them against the Saviors, while Rick sees a more humane solution. The argument turns to a fist-fight, which inadvertently results in a bag of dynamite being thrown at the truck, destroying it and the weapons. Daryl refuses to give Rick a return ride to Alexandria, leaving Rick to follow a helicopter flying overhead.

"The Big Scary U" features the first details of Negan's backstory within the television series. In the case of the comic series, Negan had been present within the narrative for about 50 issues before Robert Kirkman wrote Negan's backstory in "Here's Negan". Kirkman said that he purposely held off on giving Negan's background as he felt "that story works best when Negan has been around for many years". How the television series was treating Negan's backstory had been unclear since his introduction at the end of season 6. Kirkman has stated he would like to see Negan's story play out on television through Morgan, but could not speak for how long the show plans to keep the character around. "The Big Scary U" received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an 81% with an average rating of 7.07 out of 10, based on 27 reviews. The site's consensus reads: "The Big Scary U" slows down the action to spend some quality time with—and thereby humanize—two of its much-maligned cast members.

Noel Murray of Rolling Stone called "The Big Scary U" one of the season's best episodes because it provided more nuances to Negan's character than had been shown before, because it filled in some of the story gaps of earlier episodes. Joe Otterson of Variety called the episode "one of the more satisfying episodes of the season thus far" for focusing on Negan; the episode averaged a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, had a viewership of 7.85 million viewers, which marked a six-year low for the series. "The Big Scary U" at AMC "The Big Scary U" on IMDb "The Big Scary U" at TV.com

List of Hajime no Ippo characters

This is a list of the fictional characters that appear in the manga and anime series Hajime no Ippo known as Fighting Spirit. Characters are grouped by the boxing gym they are a member of. Ippo Makunouchi Voiced by: Kōhei Kiyasu and Steve Cannon Ippo is the main protagonist of the series, his boldness as a boxer is juxtaposed with his amiable personality outside the ring. He lives with his mother, Hiroko Makunouchi, helps with the family charter boat fishing business—a job which has developed his lower body well enough to become an effective boxer; when he was young, Ippo used to get picked on by others in his school. As fate would have it, Takamura came upon Ippo as he was getting a beating from a couple of bullies and decided to help him. Takamura introduced him to the world of boxing. After seeing a video of Tyson, Ippo becomes inspired to take up boxing to feel reborn with strength and asks Takamura to get him into Kamogawa Gym. After arriving at Kamogawa Gym he impresses Takamura and Kamogawa with his explosive punching power and guts in the ring.

Like he has with Takamura, Kamogawa takes on Ippo as his pupil and starts him on the path to being a pro boxer. Since Takamura has treated Ippo like a younger brother and has taken him under his wing. Ippo is described as an in-fighter and is well known for his comeback KO victories, his Peek-a-Boo style defense and his heavy blows which include three signature punches: a rib-cracking Liver blow, Gazelle punch, the Dempsey roll, modeled after punches used by Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, Jack Dempsey respectively, he stands at 164 cm tall with a 165 cm reach and has weighed 126 pounds. His natural talents include stamina and enough punching power to turn around a match instantly, his destructive Dempsey roll technique has been a particular focus in the story and has continued to evolve through the series: in the match with Sawamura, he added a rapid stop-and-start to prevent it from being countered, against Jimmy Sisfa, he incorporated an uppercut to the rotation, but Makunouchi needs to continue to develop his lower body to use these without risking further injury.

He temporarily stopped using the Dempsey roll in order to refine his basics and become a more complete boxer. His nickname is the God of Wind, coined after the force of his powerful blows. In addition, his intense training has allowed him to mimic some fighters' specialities with a degree of success such as Sendo's smash attacks or Jimmy Sisfa's jolt attacks during their matches. During his fight with Sendo, Ippo showed the Dempsey Roll's perfect form. Since the Dempsey Roll could not be used if the opponent won't back down, Ippo utilized all three of his techniques. Starting with the liver blow, which damaged Sendo's right ribs, Ippo used a feint with his own version of "Sakki", called "Courage", making Sendo raise his guard. Ippo followed up with the Gazelle punch, which made Sendo's jaw fly up and stunned him for a few seconds. Taking the opportunity of Sendo being stunned, Ippo revved up his Dempsey Roll which hit Sendo a couple of times before knocking him out. Ippo used the same pattern of attack on his first title defense with Sanada but due to the damage that he sustained his attack stopped after a couple of hits.

Hajime no Ippo has covered each of Makunouchi's fights, starting with his introduction to the boxing world and winning the All Japan Rookie Kings tournament in a talented rookie Featherweight class. The story continues with his ascension to becoming the Japanese Featherweight Champion, a title he has defended eight times. He's now begun his journey towards the world stage by challenging other national title holders in the OPBF, his current record as a professional boxer is 26 matches, 23 wins and 3 losses with all 23 victories by KO, he holds the seventh ranking in the WBC. His only losses are to Eiji Date in his first attempt to challenge for the Japanese Featherweight title, Alfredo Gonzales, ranked #2 in the World, to Antonio Guevara after making a 10-month comeback. Date would go on to challenge Ricardo Martinez for the world title but the injuries he sustained in his title bout forced him to retire and pass the baton to Ippo. Ippo's most recent fight was with Alfredo Gonzales for the #2 spot in the WBC World Rankings.

While Gonzales dominated most of the fight, Ippo was able to knock him down and caused Gonzales to begrudgingly accept Ippo's strength. Gonzales won the fight after being luckily saved from a second knockdown by the ropes and caused massive damage to Ippo in his final attack. After this second loss, he now holds a record of 2 losses and 23 knockouts, his objective is to defeat the current WBA Featherweight Champion Ricardo Martinez. In that respect, he decides to vacate his Japanese Championship in order to focus on the World Championship. Ippo's friends have realized that repeated blows to the head have given Ippo some degree of brain damage, he has promised Kumi that if he loses one more time, he will retire, he was pitted against a new opponent months after returning to Japan unveiling a new Dempsey roll but lost due to fatigue. Ippo retired, he is being trained as a second at the gym while becoming a trainer at the same t