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Karl Urban is an actor from New Zealand who has appeared in several films and television shows with large fandoms.
He first appeared on the fannish radar in 1996 when he became Cupid on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys after he made his debut as a different guest character on Xena: Warrior Princess earlier that year.
Cupid became a recurring character in both shows and in 1997 Karl Urban appeared as Julius Caesar in a Xena episode. Caesar turned out to be a popular adversary of Xena and became a recurring character as well. Karl appeared at Xena conventions like WarriorCon in 1997 and had the opportunity to get to know fandom and fans before he later played Eomer in the 2001-2003 film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, which gained him international recognition and a huge fandom.
In 2004 he appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and The Bourne Supremacy, both rare fandoms with Yuletide presence.
Fanworks about Karl Urban's characters
- Urban Reveries - Karl Urban fanfiction archive (het and slash)
- AresJoxerCupidStrife - website for Ares/Joxer and Cupid/Strife slash (HtLJ/XWP)
- The Caesarfic List - Julius Caesar fanfic, mostly slash
- There are a number of Xena/Caesar enemy het vids on YouTube
- Éomer Slash Archive
- see Kirk/McCoy
- The Karl Urban Page - includes a list of articles and interviews from 1998 - 2008, features a collection of sound and video clips and has a list of Karl Urban fan sites
- Karl Urban Online - mostly news and screencaps
- The Cupid Wing - Karl Urban's characters on XWP
- Shrine of the Urbanites - example of an old Karl Urban fan site and a member of the Karl Urban webring
- Bret Ryan Rudnick. WarriorCon - September 12-14, 1997, in: Whoosh! On the Road. (Accessed 25 July 2010)
- Bret Ryan Rudnick. An Interview With Karl Urban, in: Whoosh! #24, September 1998. (Accessed 25 July 2010)
- For example Xena and Caesar - A Roman Affair (trailer about Xena and Caesar's relationship) or Xena/Caesar - Aftermath.