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Working Title: Badass Creed: From YKTTW

Silvercat: Would the Wizard's Oath from the Young Wizard's Series go here? (In Life's name and for Life's sake, I say that I will use the Art for nothing but the service of that Life. I will guard growth and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what grows and lives well in its own way; and I will change no object or creature unless its growth and life, or that of the system of which it is part, are threatened. To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside fear for courage, and death for life, when it is right to do so — till Universe's end.) How about the Code of Thundera from Thundercats? (Justice, Truth, Honor, Loyalty). I'm not familiar with any of the other examples so I'm not sure how they're presented exactly. Neither the wizards nor the Thundercats are exactly typical badasses.

Fanra: They sound like Badass Creed to me. A Badass Creed is generally something someone says to themselves to remind them of who they are to gather courage when needed. If the Wizard's Oath is something a Wizard would be expected to say (to themselves or someone else) every time they need courage, then it would be it. Same with Thundercats.

Nornagest: Would Dune's Litany Against Fear qualify?

((Felius)): I propose we remove the Team's Rocket from the page. Ok, the creed is cool, but they are anything but badass
Bob!: Not a creed. Replacing it with the actual spartan creed.

  • SPARTANS?! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?!
    • Also, pretty much anything that comes out of Leonidas' mouth at a volume louder than your average conversation...which is to say almost everything.


TheNinthDoctor: None of the Doctor Who examples on this page are creeds, but instead examples of Badass Boast.

Kizor: Removed the Team Rocket example per above. Went to move the Doctor Who examples, but the target page already had them. Would you say that this counts?


Joysweeper: Just have to say that I love this page and got a lot of shivers off of it.


Greedy: Can someone translate the Black Lagoon example, I can get most of the nouns (thank you Bleach and far too many crime shows with Mexican gangs), but I know nothing of the rest.


Arutema: Mentioning "Legend of the Rangers" is asking for a flamewar. Switched the page quote to the less stupid, more badass classic Ranger oath.


Eddie Van Helsing: Why isn't there a Troper Tales page for this one? I'm sure most of us have some sort of personal motto that we use for strength and inspiration. Here's mine: "Take no shit. Offer no apologies. Accept no excuses. Show no mercy." And, when I'm truly pissed off, I have this:
No kingdom shall come
Let my will be done on earth
To Hell with Heaven!

Excel-2009. Mine is two years out of date but still as effective.
I am "Excel-2007".

Red Wren: I've seen troper tales pages started with less than this, I'm starting one.


Would this from 'The Man of La Mancha' qualify?
To dream ... the impossible dream ...
To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...
To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...
To run ... where the brave dare not go ...
To right ... the unrightable wrong ...
To love ... pure and chaste from afar ...
To try ... when your arms are too weary ...
To reach ... the unreachable star ...
This is my quest, to follow that star ...
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far ...
To fight for the right, without question or pause ...
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause ...
And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
when I'm laid to my rest ...
And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach ... the unreachable star ...

Rhyvurg: That's a song. There's another pretty badass creed from a video game, Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon. I'm not 100% on the exact wording, but this is pretty close.

I am one of the elite, part of a chosen few
I will be swift, silent, and invisible
I will shoot him before he shoots me
I will protect my brother for he will protect me
I will fight to the death so others may live in peace
I am a Ghost


Junk Box 99: Not sure this falls under Badass Creed, Madness Mantra, or what, but it's become a personal motto for me, more so since I got my ham radio license:
Well, the only dumb question is the one that never got asked... (Proceed with question that may sound stupid or ignorant)