I have always wanted a team-up like this to happen. Now, dear viewers, what would happen if you combine Enok’s big, proud, and strong personality with Rahan’s sensible, pragmatic, only sane man nature with Brick’s large-and-in-charge, tough guy attitude with Butch’s brute strength as the muscle? You get an international crossover of a BroT4 which is rather epic and awesome in scale thanks to these four strong, awesome dudes. The way I see it these four studs of MMA fighters could definitely be on par with the Teenage Mutant Turtles with Enok being the proud, focused, and mighty leader of a big brother, Rahan being the brains and the only sane man of the group, Brick being the hothead who constantly gets into scuffles with big bro Enok, and Butch being the muscle who does get into scuffles with his big bros Enok, Rahan, and Brick. In my alternate universe/headcanon, specifically for Enok and Rahan, they are brothers and sons of a strict, no-nonsense single dad, Mogo whose real name in this AU is Maurice. Moreover, they are French-Canadians from Quebec descended from an ancient Native Canadian tribe and Mogo wants to make sure that their heritage is well-preserved. Mogo, being the big, strict, manly patriarch single dad of his house, always has to make sure that his two sons are well-disciplined, well-rounded, have excellent grades seeing that Enok graduated from Montreal’s McGill University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in History and Political Science and Rahan also graduated from that same university but with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Philosophy and Anthropology, and physically fit, seeing that both Enok and Rahan are also professional MMA fighters, all the way through. Plus, he always has to make sure that Enok acts as the responsible older brother to Rahan. This is due to the fact that Mogo was once upon a time a bodybuilder, a weightlifter, a heavyweight champion in boxing, jiujitsu, professional wrestling, kickboxing, and Pankration, and even served in the Canadian army. Six years after Rahan’s birth, Mogo’s wife was diagnosed with leukemia but sadly lost the battle. He promised her that he will take care of the family with all of his heart, mind, and soul and to this day he lives up to this promise. Aside from being a father to his two sons, Mogo also owns his own mixed martial arts training studio where he is the main instructor and it is a family business. Having a father like Mogo is surely something both Enok and Rahan are forever grateful for, as he is the one who trained them tirelessly, ensured a safe home, and made sure that both of them are on the right track with their lives. As Enok and Rahan came of age, every waking morning before school was spent on sparring matches with their father and with each other and after school, both Enok and Rahan would not only do their homework but also engage in evening sessions with their father before going to bed at 9 PM. Weekends with Mogo, Enok, and Rahan were spent on meditation, more combat training in mixed martial arts, jiujitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and weightlifting, walks in the forest, and male bonding in general. This tradition continued even when Enok was dating Tetya and Rahan was dating Noama to the point where both of their girlfriends and eventual wives were rather blessed to have someone as stern like Mogo to put Enok and Rahan in the right direction. Brick and Butch came into Enok’s and Rahan’s lives when they were exchange students in Quebec back when Enok was eighteen, Rahan was seventeen, and Brick and Butch were sixteen. Mogo welcomed Brick and Butch with open arms and made sure that they were not going to be bad influences on his two sons. Initially, things were not easy with the four boys, as Enok constantly got annoyed by Brick’s abrasive temper and always insisting to do things his way and even Butch’s violent streak, Rahan was not a fan of Brick’s and Butch’s incessant bouts of anger, Brick was peeved by Enok’s bossiness and quick judgment as well as Rahan’s nagging, and Butch was also not a fan of Enok shoving it in their faces that he is the eldest and that he is in charge and Rahan constantly headlocking him to calm down. This was even a headache for Mogo, as there were times he almost lost his voice bellowing at all four of them to pipe down, with the solution that Enok, Rahan, Brick, and Butch will sleep in one room together in order for them to cooperate more and cease the fighting. Their four-way competitiveness was present in school, as Enok and Brick had heated debates in political science classes, Rahan and Butch had heated soccer matches in PE, Enok and Butch were always faced against each other in wrestling, and Rahan and Brick were constantly trying to one-up each other in History, English, and Physics. At home, Brick and Butch always managed to let out some steam by having beatdowns with Enok and Rahan monitored by Mogo, thus constantly making sure that the four of them were not trying to kill each other whilst sparring. After some weeks, the initially heated rivalry between Enok, Rahan, Brick, and Butch subsided and they became really good friends. Enok and Rahan were also happy to know that Brick and Butch are part of a six-person superhero team known as Team Xtreme and they found it fascinating that their new friends were also Townsville’s superheroes. It all came to a head when an assault took place between a thug and a man walking to work and Enok, Rahan, Brick, and Butch banded together to stop the felon to the point where they were hailed as local heroes. The man they helped was the Canadian ambassador to Townsville and he gave Enok, Rahan, Brick, and Butch medals of honor to commend them for their deeds. Equally as astounded…
Well, it looks like Enok and Rahan, being the jungle lords that they are, are here to show why one should never trespass nor cause any harm to their jungle. Me: All right, guys, looks like we’re all ready to listen. Enok and Rahan: Got it. Enok: If there is one thing we abhor more than anything else in this world- Rahan: It’s when someone decides to waltz in our jungle and destroy it for selfish purposes. Enok: Whether it’s poaching or illegal logging- Rahan: These atrocious activities make us sick to our stomachs. Enok: Lest you forget that the jungle is our home. And we will protect it. Rahan: And if anyone dares to cause harm, well… (Enok and Rahan raise their arms with fierce looks on their faces as if they are about to attack an enemy. They then flex their biceps and let out a huge, earth-shattering lion’s roar!) Enok and Rahan: ROOOOOOOAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!! Enok: Just remember this. Rahan: Destroy our jungle and we will destroy you. Enok and Rahan: Grrrrr… Me: Well, that was impressive. Enok and Rahan: Why thanks, brother. Me: You’re totally welcome, dudes. Well, I hope you all enjoyed this piece of fanart and until then, I will see you all on the flipside. Enok and Rahan from Rahan: Son of the Dark Age belong to Roger Lecureux, Pascal Morelli, Marc du Pontavice, and Xilam.
My love for Enok/Rahan as a BroTP has been growing stronger and stronger every time. Speaking of strong, Enok and Rahan demonstrate that they are the type of men who firmly convict that lifting weights is essential for every jungle warrior. Isn’t that right, you guys? Enok: Indeed it is. Rahan: Besides, we got a few words to say to the audience. Me: Okay, fire away. (Enok and Rahan continue to lift their dumbbells.) Enok: Hey, you. Yes, you, you lazy fool. What are you doing? Hating on us? Rahan: Stop hating. Start lifting. Enok: And as for the rest of you, you like these muscles don’t you? (Enok then shows how his biceps contract and relax when lifting his dumbbells.) Rahan: That’s right. Look at them. Look closely at these muscles. (Rahan also shows how his biceps contract and relax when lifting his dumbbells.) Enok: We warriors have to lift in order to survive and fight. Rahan: But if you don’t like seeing us lift. Tough. We don’t even know why you’re here. Enok and Rahan: Grrrrrrr…… (Enok and Rahan keep lifting their dumbbells.) Me: Well, folks, there you have it. Is it any reason why these two are such powerhouses and still look phenomenal to this very day? One cannot help but be amazed at just how strong, determined, and fierce Enok and Rahan really are. This has been Antoni Garcia reporting from the Dark Age jungles. So, Enok, Rahan, you guys have any last words to our viewers at home. (Enok and Rahan put down their dumbbells.) Enok: Sure. Rahan: And it’s also dedicated to our awesome wives. The very people who have been very supportive of us and always had our backs. (Enok flexes his pecs, shows his back muscles, and turns back to show his deltoids.) Enok: The chief is in session, especially for you my beloved and sweet Tetya. (Tetya is watching at home from her crystal source and she lets out a high-pitched giggle.) Tetya: Oh, my brave and proud, Enok. (Rahan flexes his back muscles, his deltoids, and does some pec bouncing.) Rahan: Me Rahan. King of the Jungle. You Noama, the queen of Rahan’s jungle. (raises his eyebrows in a suave manner.) (Noama is also watching from Tetya’s crystal source.) Noama: Hehehehe. Oh, Rahan. Enok: And now… Rahan: The big finale. (Enok and Rahan gradually raise their arms and flex their biceps first at each other and then they face to the front.) Enok and Rahan: ROAAAARRR!!!! Me: Well, there you have it, two awesome, brave, and totally ripped jungle warriors who have shown their work. It was really nice talking to you, guys. Enok: The pleasure is ours, my friend. Rahan: No problem, brother. Enok, Rahan, and Me: See you later. Enok and Rahan from Rahan: Son of the Dark Age belong to Roger Lecureux, Pascal Morelli, Marc du Pontavice, and Xilam.
This piece of Rahan fanart is dedicated to dawn-refia who is celebrating her birthday today. So, dawn-refia, I hope you have a most blessed birthday and even if you don’t know where this piece of fanart originated from I still hope you are able to enjoy my gift to you. So, I got myself interested in a French-Italian cartoon by Xilam, the same company that made the likes of Oggy and the Cockroaches. What cartoon was that you ask? It was none other than Rahan: Son of the Dark Age. I only knew about the original source material by Roger Lecureux in passing but have only read bits and pieces of it online and I found it kind of fascinating mostly because I do like stories of primitive tribes and action fantasies akin to Tarzan and Conan. So, as I watched some episodes of the Rahan cartoon by Xilam, there were some characters I grew to love and those were Rahan, Enok, Noama, Teyta, Bakur, Chief Moko, and to some extent Ursus, even though I did find him annoying on some occasions. Based on my experience on watching episode 2, I have to say that this made me ship Enok and Rahan as an awesome BroTP given their chemistry. Heck, I almost rooted for Enok to ditch his father and his tribe to be with Rahan and Ursus, to start his life anew, and admit that it was really dumb of him to steal the Cave Dwellers’ idol. However, it was not meant to be, which made me feel sad inside because I was rooting for Enok and Rahan to be best friends forever and be allies. In the show, Enok was about 18 years old and Rahan was about 16 or 17 years old. I decided to age them up to what I think they would look like this year with Enok being 28 years old and Rahan being 27 years old. Moreover, I transported them to the modern times where both Enok and Rahan are MMA fighters, who have gained acclaim not only in their native France but also internationally. I also threw in Ursus for good measure, as he functions as the mascot, and he is holding up a sign that says translated from French to English, “BroTP forever”. I don’t know if there is a French equivalent to BroTP, so please French native speakers and Francophones comment what it is. In my headcanon, when Enok was a teenager he became so fed up with his father’s and his clan’s tight hold on him that he decided to ditch them. Moreover, he decided to swallow his pride and be with the one person he loved as a friend and a brother, Rahan. Rahan was initially hesitant with having Enok around due to his trust issues and how he does not like it when Enok acts rashly and pridefully. After some time, Enok and Rahan decided to bury the hatchet and accept each other as brothers much to the joy of Ursus. In addition to that, after much reflecting, Moko decided to let go of his hatred and animosity and accept Rahan as his younger adopted son, as he understood that Rahan himself led a life as an orphan. Given their passion for self-defense and martial arts, Enok and Rahan enrolled themselves in Muay Thai, MMA, kickboxing, boxing, and wrestling sessions. Day by day, the two men have trained their bodies and minds to reach peak physical performance. From swimming to weightlifting to doing track and field to all the beatdowns they had, there was a sense of mutual fraternal love and respect they had for each other. Moreover, they even made new friends and had new mentors along the way from all over the world. To this day, the two are still proud to call themselves brothers and are happily married, Enok ended up with Teyta and Rahan ended up with Noama. Ursus stayed around to be the official mascot of the two-man MMA team Enok and Rahan made and therefore christened this team as The Jungle Chiefs. Well, I hope you enjoyed this post, especially to all of you fans of the Rahan cartoon series by Xilam. And to dawn-refia, lot’s of love on your very special day. Enok, Rahan, and Ursus from Rahan: Son of the Dark Age belong to Roger Lecureux, Pascal Morelli, Marc du Pontavice, and Xilam.