Since the early days of human existence conflict has been a constant in the tapestry of history and civilization. The desire for power and dominance has proven to be one of the darkest motivations for humans across the globe, and for that reason as soon as the first societies and cultures emerged the first organized militaries became a necessity. Today’s list presents the 25 Most Lethal Warriors Ever Sent Into Battle the world has ever known.
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The Rajputs (literally “king’s sons”) were members of the Hindu Kshatriya (warrior) caste who enjoyed a reputation as fearsome warriors. It is believed that a number of people with Rajput ancestry currently serve in the Indian and Pakistani Armed Forces. Their homeland, now known as Rajasthan, in northwest India, made them the first line of defense from western invasions by Arabs, Turks, Afghans, and northern invaders like the Mongols. Their effective combat techniques and weapons were considered evolutionary for their time while many locals believed their “diabolical” arsenal was designed from paranormal powers to kill.
In the space of two centuries the duchy of Normandy stood as a prime mover in European affairs, not only completing the conquest of England but also stretching its arms out to southern Italy and Sicily. The Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They descended from Viking conquerors and the native Carolingian culture formed from Franks and Roman Gauls.
The Ninja Warriors
A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules concerning honor and combat. According to some military history experts, a large number of Special Forces nowadays are based on the way ninjas operated.
Although their origin remains uncertain, they probably descended from Central Europe, immediately south of the Germanic tribes. The Boii are mentioned several times by most ancient authors, including Julius Caesar when he fought them alongside the Helvetii. The Boii are described as a vigorous, crowded, and poor group of people with a warlike temper, while their name possibly translates as either “terrible” or “warriors.” They were first noticed after invading the Po Valley (a major geographical feature of Italy) around 400 BC, expelling the Etruscans and even some Umbrians in the invasion.
The Mamluks descended from non-Arab slaves who were naturalized to serve and fight for ruling Arab dynasties, are revered as some of the greatest warriors ever to exist. Although the word mamluk translates to “one who is owned,” the Mamluk soldiers proved otherwise, gaining a powerful military standing in various Muslim societies, particularly in Egypt. They would also go on to hold political power for several centuries during a period known as the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt.