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Brute or The Brute may refer to:


  • Brute of Troy, a legendary descendant of the Trojan hero Æneas, known in mediæval British legend as the founder and first king of Britain
  • Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger (85 BC–42 BC), a politician of the late Roman Republic, best known for key role in the assassination of Julius Caesar ("Et tu, Brute?")
  • Brute Bernard, ring name of Canadian wrestler Jim Bernard (1921–1984)
  • The Brute (wrestler), professional wrestler John Czawlytko, who used this ring name in the early 1990s
  • The Brute, nickname of American jazz tenor saxophonist Ben Webster (1909–1973)
  • Brute, a pseudonym of English commercial artist Aidan Hughes (born 1956)
  • Simon Bruté (1779–1839), the first bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana



Main article: Brute (comics)
  • Brute (Hank McCoy), a Marvel superhero who is an alternate reality version of the X-Men's Beast
  • Brute (Morlocks), one of the lesser known Morlocks in the main Marvel universe
  • Brute (Reed Richards), the name of an alternative universe version of Mister Fantastic who became a member of the Frightful Four in the main Marvel Universe
  • Brute (Sandman), a DC Comics character in the series The Sandman
  • Brute, a DC Comics villain and a member of the Extremists
  • Brute, a Hulk-like character from former Marvel Comics publisher Martin Goodman's Atlas/Seaboard Comics


  • "Brute" (song), a single from 1995 album, Nihil, by Hamburg-based, German industrial rock/metal group KMFDM
  • Brute (band), a side project band founded by American Southern folk rock guitarist Vic Chesnutt and members of blues-rock band, Widespread Panic
  • Ballet of the Brute, 2004 studio album by Aarhus-based, Danish death metal/thrash metal band Hatesphere

Video games[edit]

  • Brutes (Halo), an alien race in science fiction video game franchise, Halo
  • My Brute, a fighting simulation video game with roleplaying elements

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