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!!Works with their own subpages:
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* BadAss/WalkingWithDinosaurs
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!!Examples:
* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** Jack Bauer.
** Tony Almeida and Bill Buchanan deserved to be mentioned as well.
** As does Aaron Pierce.
** Renee Walker, too. And Chloe O'Brien had a few badass moments herself.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Anyone whose last name is Bristow or Derevko, Anna Espinoza, Kelly Peyton, and Renee Rienne.
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': Tyr Anasazi.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, who kept a girl in his closet, slept with the female Big Bad, killed his "father" and the Qwa'ha Xhan. You get the point.
** Angel himself. While he has all of the strengths of a vampire, his true power lies in his intimate understanding of evil.
** Doyle. While he may not often get a chance to show it, his demon side is extremely powerful.
** Lindsey's got ''some'' fighting skills, but physically can't match Angel. His NervesOfSteel are his greatest badassery attribute though; enough to impress Darla and Drusilla to spare him when they massacre everyone at Holland's house.
* ''Series/TheATeam'': All four of them. Hannibal even falls into ColonelBadass.
* ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'':
** Admiral William Adama (among others) beats a superhuman robot to death with a torch, goes head to head with a more powerful vessel to save two crew members and always has the best epic speeches ever written.
** His best friend, [[ColonelBadass Saul Tigh]].
** One of the first things Kara Thrace does in the miniseries is go at it with Tigh. Later she rams Lee's viper onto her own and pushes it backwards to land both ships in the nick of time. And this is just the miniseries! Later she crash lands on a moon, rips open a Cylon raider, and learns to fly it in a matter of hours, duct-taping her name to the wings.
** Laura Roslin is a political Badass who becomes president on the same day she got asked to resign and found out she had terminal breast cancer.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Temperance Brennan is trained in several types of martial arts and she's not afraid to use them, usually doing so with total calm and a perfect deadpan. There's a reason she's usually not allowed a gun.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Many of the characters get their moments. In particular:
** Walt, once engrossed into his Heisenberg persona is able to commit acts of great badassery.
** Hank, despite initially appearing to merely be a loutish, politically-incorrect CowboyCop, proves himself to be EXCEPTIONALLY good at what he does, able to fight off some of the series's most dangerous villains with barely any warning or preparation and one time [[spoiler: even without his gun]].
** Mike Ehrmantraut, complete with a badass voice and an UndyingLoyalty for his boss, is probably the most consistent badass in the entire series.
** Despite an affable and soft-spoken demeanour, when it hits the fan, Gus Fring also shows himself incredibly adept at handling himself.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane and Kendra Young. As Slayers, they kick vampire ass. Especially Buffy, who was doing it before the show even started.
*** BadAss is the second half of any Slayer's job description, right after "slaying vampires".
** Slayers the only badasses in the Buffyverse? Giles [[Awesome/BuffyTheVampireSlayer would like to test that theory]].
** Angel. While he has all of the strengths of a vampire, his true power lies in his intimate understanding of evil.
** Anya when a vengeance demon. However, she did kill a few demons and vampires as a normal human.
** Spike. His fight against Nikki Wood squarely places him in this territory - the man fought and killed two Slayers not because of dumb luck, but just plain skill. Even Buffy at one point calls him the best warrior they had against The First's army. During Season Five, Buffy admitted that he was the only person besides her with a chance of winning in a physical fight against Glory. Bear in mind that Glory is a ''god''.
** Lothos. When Merrick tries to stake him he turns the tables and impales Merrick with the same stake. This happens in the movie, which means it's non-canon for the series, but still respectable.
** The Master ''killed'' Buffy twice, once in the Wishverse and once in reality (thrice, if you count that time in "Nightmares"). Not defeated, not forced into a HeroicSacrifice, but ''killed'' her flat out. Even after she returns, it takes a truly RasputinianDeath before he's done, and he still returns in Season 8 after she kills him, something that, to date, a PhysicalGod, and an EldritchAbomination have been unable to do. Background info reveals he's killed a Slayer besides Buffy, and forcibly sired another.
** The Mayor. Yes, really. While not what most people might traditionally think as {{Badass}}, this man was constantly three or four steps ahead of Buffy and the gang, and the only reason for his death was that Buffy smashed his BerserkButton.
** By the end of Season 8, Andrew has earned this title.
** Simone can go toe-to-toe with Buffy, quick to use guns when she won't, and manipulative enough to make Xander betray Buffy to try and save Dawn.
** Dracula. What did you expect, it's Dracula.
** Raidon takes out two Slayers even without the powers stolen from Dracula.
** Kumiko almost kills Willow, who is only saved by the timely intervention of Buffy.
** Kennedy even before she became a Slayer.
** Her girlfriend, [[BadassGay yes, girlfriend]] Willow would have to top the lot. She had fought Buffy, Faith, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Andrew and won. Oh yeah, she also did well against [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Glory and Orisis.]] This exchange sums it up.
-->'''Amy:''' A hundred [[BadassArmy Slayers]] and not one of them is powerful enough to stop me.
-->'''Willow:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner As a friend of mine once said, I'd like to test that theory.]]
-->'''Reader:''' Oh you're *&^%$#. You are *&^%$#. Amy, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. So. *&^%$#.]]
* ''Series/BurnNotice'':
** Michael. Sure, he can kill you with one of his eyebrows. But he can also manipulate you into fashioning the noose around your own neck.
** Sam Axe. Not only is he played by ''Bruce Campbell'', but he's more than capable of keeping up with Michael and being a hell of a ColdSniper.
** Fiona Glennane.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Agent John Casey is badass to the point of hilarity. Just don't let him catch you laughing at him.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion The Science of Illusion]] Annie and Shirley quibble over this title in their buddy cop duo.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': The BAU. Every single person on the team gets multiple moments of badassery, from {{Badass Bookworm}}s Hotchner, Reid, and Prentiss to [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] Rossi and Gideon to GeniusBruiser Morgan to {{Gunslinger}} JJ and Elle to the [[PlayfulHacker Oracle of Quantico]] herself, Garcia.
* ''DarkAngel'': When Zack turns himself into the police and Manticore to keep Max safe, he is taken off in a humvee, as it drives off.. ''He GRINS SMUGLY at the guards''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Master. Holds up [[spoiler:the entire universe at ransom and kills the Doctor]] in "Logopolis", and when the Earth seemingly ends at the end of "The Sound of Drums", he dances to a pop song.
** The Ninth Doctor. Able to make Daleks, which supposedly don't fear, just from raising his voice, not to mention willing to wipe out both the Daleks and the Time Lords just to stop the horrors of the Time War.
** In the episode "Forest of the Dead", the Tenth Doctor reminds the advancing Vashta Nerada ([[LivingShadow shadow predators]] who can render victims StrippedToTheBone in a matter of milliseconds) that they're in the largest library in the universe, then tells them to look up "The Doctor". They do. Then they immediately back off.
*** Eleven gets a similar moment in his first appearance, telling the aliens of the week who are about to destroy Earth, "Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically, run." ''They do.''
** Ace, who once beat the crap out of a Dalek with a baseball bat.
** The Third Doctor, who was played by a real-life former spy. What other Doctor got to chase a villain in, successively, a car (while standing on the runner at the side of said car), a helicopter, a futuristic car designed by himself that ''[[FlyingCar flies]]'' (the Whomobile!) and an inflatable raft (driven over water and any land that got in the way)?
** And most recently, Canton Everet Delaware III. Practically the Whoinverse's answer to DirtyHarry, he absolutely [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Shot Him.]]
** Rory Williams. Guarded a stone cube holding his near-dead wife that was in stasis for nearly two thousand years, making it out of the London Blitz, all while at the time being made of plastic Shot a Dalek in the eye, stared down a Cyber Commander with a dismissive 'Oh, don't give me those blank looks', standing [[NoSell stony-faced]] while he a whole Cyber Fleet was blown up behind him ''for emphasis'', then leading a hopeless-seeming battle against Headless Monks and ''winning''. [[spoiler: He also punched Hitler.]] He's ''made'' of {{Badass}}!
** Really, most of the Doctor's companions achieve some level of badass [[TookALevelInBadass after awhile with him]].
** Leela, a knife-fighting savage who doesn't take any crap from the Doctor ''or'' the MonsterOfTheWeek. She tends to advocate ''personally'' dealing with the baddie at hand with her knife and huntress skills, and unlike most of the Doctor's female companions, she only ever screams once -- and that's when a gigantic rat is chewing on her leg. Total. Badass.
** Rose Tyler. Directly saved the Doctor more than once, accepted supposedly imminent death that would save the world without even pausing for thought in "World War Three", and stared down a Dalek when she knew it wasn't able to kill despite its threats in "Dalek".
** Martha Jones thinks faster than anyone, saved the Doctor and the world repeatedly, and managed to stop the Master armed with nothing more than [[TheDeterminator sheer determination]].
** River managed to make a ''Dalek'' beg for mercy ''three times'' in a row, while wearing a very small, very cold smirk on her lips. Then in the second episode of series 6, she killed an entire room full of the Silence without breaking a sweat while ''flirting with the Doctor'', before being asked by Rory what exactly she's a doctor of and remarking "Archeology" while getting her gun back out of its holster to shoot a Silence ''without turning around''. Keeping in mind that you forget about the Silence the moment you can't see them any more.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' every member of the initial team of the team has done some hardcore stuff ([[EveryoneHasLotsOfSex and not just who they've slept with]]), though one of the most badass team members would be Owen Harper, a CombatMedic who literally [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fought Death itself and won!]]
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': Paul Ballard. He takes down three Russian mafia toughs ''after'' being shot, then a few days later, while ''still in stitches'' takes down four security guys, even after they taser him. And his fight with the other cast badass, Boyd should be the stuff of legends.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The cast was made of badass. Even tiny Rygel earned some badass points, decapitating the man who had tortured him years before and carrying his head around on a stick for the rest of the episode. In the words of Zhaan (a priestess, by the way), they've "kicked more ass than you've sat on."
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Mal, Zoe and Jayne, as well as River during the [[BigDamnHeroes big damn rescue]] in "War Stories" and Simon in "Ariel" as well as in the BigDamnMovie. Shepherd Book takes on extra points as, unlike the others, he [[TechnicalPacifist doesn't shoot to kill.]].
** Actually, the entire crew of ''Serenity'' is badass, let's just leave it there. Even sweet Kaylee [[spoiler: helps ''Serenity'' pull a Crazy Ivan while unable to stand because of a ''gunshot wound to the stomach'']]. And Inara [[spoiler: in the BigDamnMovie uses her Ojou-ness, via a flashbomb disguised as incense, as a front to knock out The Operative so she and Mal can escape from him]]. And Wash [[spoiler: gets kidnapped, tortured by a complete psychopath, proceeds to continue his argument with Mal while doing so, and upon rescue, promptly stands up and starts planning a suicide mission back into Niska's complex to get Mal back.]] And he's just the pilot.
* ''Fringe'': Olivia Dunham. ''[[CombatPragmatist So]] [[ActionGirl very]] [[GrievousBottleyHarm much]].'' [[GuileHero Peter Bishop]] definitely has his moments.
* ''{{Garo}}'':
** Saejima Kouga and Suzumura Rei. Both kick ass hard every time they fight. The fight in the final episode is the ultimate proof of this.
** Saejima Taiga, Kouga's father is also a Bad motherfucker, Taiga was so badass when he was alive, that he was feared by most Horrors, even Messiah was supposedly afraid of him. Makai Priestess Jabi, Kouga's childhood friend is also a badass , capable of fighting powerful enemies without problem.
*** Any character that can fight is pretty Much a {{Badass}} this includes Kodama, the mute butler, GULM TheDragon for the series and even Legules from the first movie ''Beast of The White Night'' can qualify, since he can punch Makai Knights so hard, it ''KNOCKS THEM OUT OF THEIR ARMOR''. Tsubasa Yamagatana from the same special also qualified, considering he manage to fight Kouga evenly and just get more awesome from there.
**** Makai Senki introduced more badass. From the protagonist side, we have Shijima Wataru, Kouga's instructor when he was a child and Leo Fudou, genius Makai Priest and [[spoiler:secretly, a powerful Knight himself.]] From the antagonist side, we have WellIntentionedExtremist, Sigma [[spoiler:Fudou]] who was pretty badass, he even has a Black version of the Garo armor when he needs it in battle.
** [[MagnificentBastard Barago]] took two trained Makai Knights and wipe the floor with them making little to no effort in trying to block their attacks, he's also [[spoiler:Considered a HeroKiller since he was the one to take down Taiga]].
* ''HappyDays'': Fonzie was the probably the closest thing you could get to {{Badass}} in a 1970's show imitating the 1950's. But still, he won every fight he was in, and always had a girl on each arm.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Future!Hiro, HRG, Niki's alter ego Jessica, Sylar, and Claire.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. House is as badass as a doctor can get.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam Puckett. Threaten Carly, and you'll only survive if Carly lets you.
* ''Series/{{Jericho}}'': Hawkins, who once frightened a man into giving up information by pretending he was going to be inflicting torture that would somehow involve Drano and knees.
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Pretty much everybody in the main cast, on both sides of the law, has their moments. But Constable Bob (played by Patton Oswalt) proves he is a lot more than the comic relief in the episode ''Decoy'' initially by [[spoiler: turning the tables on a hitman who has tied him to a chair to brutally interrogate him, and later coming up with a novel way to get a protected fugitive out of town and away from pursuing mobsters]]. Even Raylan is impressed.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Tendou Souji]]'', who frequently displays confidence beyond the point of arrogance; to be fair, this rather unappealing trait is the reason his Zecter ([[TransformationTrinket henshin device]]) picked him as Kabuto in the first place.
** Most of the past 3 decades of ''Kamen Rider'' protagonists fit this mold, especially the original, Hongo Takeshi; the precursor to Tendou, ''[[CrazyAwesome Kamen Rider Stronger]]''; ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlack Kotaro Minami]]''; and Hibiki of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki''.
** Probably the biggest badass out of any of Shotaro Ishinomori's works, however, is Ken Hayakawa, of ''Series/KaiketsuZubat''.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Eliot Spencer, Christian Kane's character. The man held off three goons and a guy attacking him with meat cleavers using ''a saucepan, a whisk, and HORS D'OUEVRES!'' Then there's also the rest of the team as well, they managed to [[spoiler:break a Steranko security system]], which in the Hardison's own words "is considered [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]] by the Department of Defense".
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Gene [[AshesToAshes Hunt]].
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** Most of the characters have had their moments, but Mr. Eko and Sayid are badasses all the time.
** Mikhail "Patchy" Bakunin from the third season of ''Lost''. [[spoiler: He is zapped by the sonar fence, only to come back a few episodes later. In the finale, he is shot in the chest with a harpoon gun, then comes back to life minutes later, only to die while blowing open an underwater window with a grenade.]]
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Leroy, Jethro, and Gibbs. Admittedly, though, all the others have turns at this role - Abby repeatedly shocking a bad guy in season three while wearing a court suit and yelling at him, Tony beating up a guy with a knife despite being tied to a chair, and Ziva shooting and knife-throwing her way through episode after episode. Even [=McGee=] sometimes gets into the act. Then there's the season 7 opener.
* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'':
** There is the titular heroine, Nikita Meers, as well as her lover/ally and former handler/teacher Michael.
** Percy, Amanda, Roan and Ari Tasarov as well. Owen Elliot occasionally.
** Other characters get moments that qualify them for this as well, including Nikita's former student, Alexandra Udinov, her CIA contact Ryan Fletcher, as well as Nikita and Michael's friend and ally, Seymour Birkhoff. Very nearly WorldofBadass.
** And now ex-Navy Seal Sean Pierce.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
** John Reese, made of equal parts [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen]] and [[DirtyHarry Harry Callahan]].
** Samantha Shaw, his DistaffCounterpart.
** Harold Finch, BadassBookworm.
** Joss Carter, MamaBear.
** Lionel Fusco, who has [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] over the course of the series.
* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'':
** Carter Grayson. People might complain about his lack of CharacterDevelopment, but this is the man who tried to run over the MonsterOfTheWeek with his jeep in the very first episode. How do you improve on that?
** Wes of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', he had no prior training and managed to kill two robot [[{{Mooks}} grunts]]without ''ANY'' ranger powers, at one point he stood in front of a Black Knight charging at him untransformed, just having the [[CrowningMomentofAwesome pure balls]] to stand right in front of an opponent armed with a sword and in the GrandFinale was shown going in alone against an entire army of robots and managed to actually smash a few cyberskulls in the process.
** What, no love for Tommy Oliver?
** What about Flynn and Dillon from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''?, the latter drove through a nigh-impenetrable security system meant to keep the forces of the series equivalent to [[{{Terminator}} Skynet]] at bay without a scratch to his car, the latter did the same in a bus [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking (and]] [[BraveScot IS SCOTTISH!)]].
** The PowerRangers franchise has had a few {{Badass}} villains as well among them are [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ecliptor]], [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Diabolico]] and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]].
* ''PushingDaisies'': Surprisingly, Olive Snook turned out to be the resident {{Badass}}. Surprising, because she's also TheDitz, usually manic, and less than five feet tall. Ned proved himself to be quite badass on a couple of occasions, especially his sword fight in "The Fun In Funeral".
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** In series 5, they gave Lister a [[TookALevelInBadass badass upgrade]]. He also had some badass moments in series 7.
** Even Rimmer (that's Arnold Judas Rimmer, not Ace), cosmic butt-monkey and all around failure, gets a baddass moment in the finale of season 6. In a story where they meet their future selves (all of whom are jerkified versions of themselves), whom then open fire on the "current" crew killing Cat, Lister and Kryten - Rimmer takes a gun and blows the time machine to hell as Starbug is blowing up around him. Prior to this point Rimmer was a coward who was afraid of his own shadow, despite being virtually indestructible as a hard light hologram.
*** Actually, Rimmer makes the transition to badass just before that. When deciding whether to give their future selves the Time Drive, or fight, he asks Kryten if they have any chance of winning. Kryten replies that they have no chance at all. Rimmer then votes for 'fight', producing perhaps one of the greatest [[BadassCreed phrases]] in the series: "Better dead than smeg." When Death comes to collect him he kicks Death in the balls. That vending machine was pretty badass, considering its a vending machine, "I will destroy you".
** Ace Rimmer...[[EvenTheGuysWantHim Everybody loves him!]] what a guy....
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Captain Jeremy Baker ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter No Quarter]]"), Miles Matheson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E17TheLongestDay The Longest Day]]"), Major Tom Neville ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]"), General Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Children of Men]]"), Nate Walker also known as [[spoiler: Jason Neville]] ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E1Pilot Pilot]]"), Nora Clayton ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]"), Maggie Foster, Sergeant Will Strausser, Julia Neville ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E10NobodysFaultButMine Nobody's Fault But Mine]]"), Nicholas, Jim Hudson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E12Ghosts Ghosts]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue Clue]]"), Priscilla Pittman ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]"), Ray Kinsey ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E4ThePlagueDogs The Plague Dogs]]"), Alec Penner ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]"), Lieutenant Slotnick ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E7TheChildrensCrusade The Children's Crusade]]"), Ashley ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E9Kashmir Kashmir]]"), George ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Chained Heat]]"), Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain Soul Train]]"), and Dan Jenkins ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower The Dark Tower]]"). Charlie Matheson, Danny Matheson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand The Stand]]"), Rachel Matheson and Aaron Pittman ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E6SexAndDrugs Sex and Drugs]]") didn't start out like this, but they've gone up a few levels. In fact, it would be easier to list the characters that are not this.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Titus Pullo, and to a marginally lesser extent, Lucius Vorenus. [[spoiler:Two great examples are how they casually kill ''all'' the brigands who stole the eagle in the pilot "The Stolen Eagle," and how Pullo killed or maimed half the roughnecks in a gambling den and then survived brutal ancient Roman brain surgery. Then there's the episode where the two of them kill a rabble of gladiators. And then there's another episode where they slaughter an ''entire gang'' of criminals, so that Vorenus can confront (and then decapitate) the Big Boss.]] And let's not forget the sequence where Pullo and his gang confront a rival gang. The rival gang leader calls for parley. [[spoiler: Pullo apparently accepts, taking the man's hand. Then he pulls him towards him and bites the man's tongue out before throwing an axe into someone's chest and charging whilst screaming. He later relates the story of him doing this in the manner of someone telling an afterdinner anecdote.]] Really, they're the epitome of BadAss, the pair of them.
* ''{{Sanctuary}}'':
** While all the characters have their moments of badass, Dr. Helen Magnus is the ultimate badass of the show.
** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion NERV]] pilots had more ParentalAbandonment and [[BigBad a worse leader]], [[LetsGetDangerous but handled it somewhat better when on the job]], and at least it was done to them, rather than something that they did. The [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leaders/special strike team]] of {{Sanctuary}} are [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits less professional]] than NERV, [[UpToEleven if that's even possible]]. NERV has one evil teammate, their leader, while Sanctuary has two [[TokenEvilTeammate evil teammates]], both forming a [[GenderFlipped two-man]] UnwantedHarem and LoveTriangle to their female leader.
* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Cameron, to a lesser extent, Derek Reese, and to a greater extent, Sarah Connor.
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Olivia.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Cox is as badass as a doctor can get. However, this show definitely has [[AlmightyJanitor the most badass janitor in the universe]].
* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Almost every single character on the show is a highly capable individual. They are witches and warlocks after all, who possess powerful abilities.
* ''{{Shameless}}'': Yvonne Karib - uses her baseball bat to threaten or attack [[BerserkButton anyone who messes with her shop]] including debt collectors and armed soldiers.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and ComicBook/LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's ComicBook/GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.
** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.
** Two words: ''Tess. Mercer.'' In a world increasingly populated by superpowered aliens and mutants, she stands as one of the few humans with the intelligence, determination, and resources to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Zod and other threats. She was tough right from the start, surviving and then leaving an abusive home to enter Harvard University at the age of ''15'' and going on to become both a marine biologist and a savvy businesswoman. She reorganizes [=LuthorCorp=] around the goal of saving the Earth, and will stop at nothing to defeat those who would threaten her and the things she cares about. One particularly badass moment from Tess is when she constructs a set of ''kryptonite brass knuckles'' to fight against Zod and other Kryptonians. ''Badass''.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'': A solid majority of the the characters. The series is RatedMForManly and set in a WorldOfBadass. Aside from the occasional UpperClassTwit, even most of the noblewomen are ready to personally commit torture and murder at will.
* ''{{Spooks}}'': The cast of this UK drama, but in particular Harry Pearce, Roz Myers and [[spoiler: Lucas North]], qualify as badass. [[spoiler: If only they didn't have a tendency to get killed off so much.]]
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** Teal'c, full stop. In "Affinity", he hits a purse-snatcher in the head with an ''avocado'' from about a hundred feet away.
** Ronon Dex is the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' equivalent of Teal'c.
** Bra'tac, still kicking ass at over 130 years of age.
** Sam Carter. BLOWS UP STARS!
** Jack O'Neill. And Daniel Jackson. Actually, just say that most SG teams are made up of badass.
** SGA is full of badasses:
*** [[ColonelBadass Sheppard]]. He has a Wraith for buddy and he pulls off suicidal missions on a daily basis.
*** [[{{Ambadassador}} Teyla]]. She's essentially Xena on steroids, coupled with MamaBear in the last season.
*** Even [[BadassBookworm Rodney]]. It's a well-known fact that if you point a gun at his head, he can get shit done faster than Carter does.
** The Asgard, as a race, are purified, weapons grade Badass with a capital B. You want Crowning Moments of Awesome as well as Badassitude? Just watch for an Asgard battlecruiser entering the scene. The Ori count as well.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Worf. He got a badass upgrade during the series, from defeating many Klingon Warriors all with a mek'leth in 'Way of the Warrior', to 'Call to Arms' where he faced 20 Jem'Hadar (who are also Badass Super Soldiers) in a consecuitive match, and killed them all until he was too tired and injured to even stand, much less fight. The First even said "I cannot beat this man, I can merely kill him."
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' should not be mentioned on this page without mentioning [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain James T. Kirk]]. The man was hardcore.
*** Likewise, [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko]] spent most of his series either punching [[AliensAndMonsters aliens in the junk]], [[StuffBlowingUp flying around wrecking shit]], or calling BS on [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien alien gods]].
*** He punched-out Q! He ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punched-out]]'' ''[[PhysicalGod Q!]]''
*** As of the series finally, he had a pretty legitimate claim on being a PhysicalGod, himself.
*** Bah, forget Sisko and Worf. Kira Nerys kicked major ass. Even when she was extremely pregnant!
*** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] had her problems, but she had the balls to make an alliance with the Borg in order to fight an even more powerful enemy. Go watch Scorpian again.
** Captain Jonathan Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was also pretty badass. In fact, it's pretty much a given that any Star Trek captain is a badass.
*** Malcolm Reed was also rather badass, kicking ass and taking names with his fists, phase pistols, Enterprise's shipboard weapons... Pretty much anything he could get his hands on. A word to the wise- he may be rather [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and [[TheQuietOne quiet]], but he ''will'' kick your ass if you threaten [[TrueCompanions his crew]] or [[TheCaptain his captain.]]
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': [[InsufferableGenius Sherlock,]] [[BadassAdorable John,]] [[PregnantBadass Mary,]] and Irene, as well as Moriarty, Magnussen and Molly. ''No one'' expected her to slap a detective in the face.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** While they might look young, cute and vulnerable and act like slightly pansyish [[TheWoobie woobies]], you ''do not'' want to mess with Sam and Dean. Just ask Meg [[spoiler: (still exorcised back to hell by Dean even after she told him their father was still alive)]], Gordon [[spoiler: (beheaded with barbed wire by Sam after he took a bite out of Dean)]] or the Crossroads Demon [[spoiler: (shot in the head with a bullet from The Colt by Sam after she told him there was no way of saving Dean)]].
** And that's just when Sam has his big brother around. When [[spoiler:Dean is killed off by the Trickster (he gets better, for a while)]] in season 3 Sam [[spoiler:shuts down emotionally and]] becomes even more badass than normal and we are treated to a montage that culminates in him cutting off his shirt, removing a bullet from his abdomen and stitching himself back up, alone, without drugs, in a seedy motel room.
** Special mention also goes to Dean, who unlike Castiel and Sam has no supernatural powers whatsoever: spending forty years in Hell, clawing his way out of his own grave, and being so far the only human on the show who's managed to kill an angel.
*** Castiel's also been getting his fair share of total badass moments since he came on the scene in season 4.
** Out of all the villains on the show Lilith has to be the biggest BadAss of them all. Unlike [[MagnificentBastard Azael]] managed to pull of an amazing mix of BadAss and horror incarnate. [[spoiler: (the only reason she let herself die was to finish her plan to release Lucifer)]].
** Lucifer himself. Just, for example, when he takes out a hotelful of gods, and one archangel, in about five minutes, without any noticeable effort.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'': Lots of them. Some of the more notable: [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gai Yuuki/Black Condor]], [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Mikoto Nakadai/AbareKiller]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Kruger/Deka Master]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Wolzard]], [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Knight]], [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Captain Marvelous/Gokai Red]].
* ''TwinPeaks'': Dale Cooper, as well as Sheriff Truman and DEFINITELY [[BadassNative Deputy Hawk]].
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': All of them, but special mention goes to the original Series/{{Ultraman}}, Series/UltraSeven, Series/UltramanLeo, Series/UltramanKing, Series/UltramanMebius, Franchise/UltramanZero and the evil [[Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends Ultraman Belial]].
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'': Vaughan Rice.
* ''TheUnit'': But, on a team of badass Special Forces operators, Sergeant Major [[strike:David Palmer]] Jonas Blane is the biggest and baddest of them all.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Almost every vampire on the show, but especially...
** Damon, Rebekah, Pearl and Katherine. (vampires)
** Elijah (one of the Original vampires)
** Bonnie (witch)
** Elena gets her moments, especially when she snaps Connor's neck. (vampire)
** Caroline had one in the second episode. (vampire)
** Stefan (vampire)
** Meredith (human)
** Klaus (hybrid: half werewolf, half Original vampire)
** Tyler (werewolf, later became a vampire-werewolf hybrid)
** Alaric (human, later became an Original vampire by a spell, although he wasn't actually from the first vampires).
* ''Series/VengeanceUnlimited'': Mr. Chapel certainly qualifies: He will do anything and everything ([[TechnicalPacifist except use guns]]) to give the bad guy his.
* ''TheWire'': Omar comin'!
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'':
** StoneColdSteveAustin beat his boss up, poured beer on him, filled his prize Corvette with mixed concrete, and pulled various other stunts, with no lasting ill-effect on his career prospects, despite attempts at GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. He would also beat up teams of four, five, or more wrestlers on a weekly basis. His template has since been followed by many other top {{face}}s (though with considerably less success).
** There are other ProfessionalWrestling BadAss templates, such as [[TheUndertaker 'The American BadAss' Undertaker]]. It's a common theme, with again varying degrees of success.
* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', anyone? The titular Xena is probably the queen of television badasses!
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** Jack Bauer.
** Tony Almeida and Bill Buchanan deserved to be mentioned as well.
** As does Aaron Pierce.
** Renee Walker, too. And Chloe O'Brien had a few badass moments herself.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Anyone whose last name is Bristow or Derevko, Anna Espinoza, Kelly Peyton, and Renee Rienne.
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': Tyr Anasazi.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, who kept a girl in his closet, slept with the female Big Bad, killed his "father" and the Qwa'ha Xhan. You get the point.
** Angel himself. While he has all of the strengths of a vampire, his true power lies in his intimate understanding of evil.
** Doyle. While he may not often get a chance to show it, his demon side is extremely powerful.
** Lindsey's got ''some'' fighting skills, but physically can't match Angel. His NervesOfSteel are his greatest badassery attribute though; enough to impress Darla and Drusilla to spare him when they massacre everyone at Holland's house.
* ''Series/TheATeam'': All four of them. Hannibal even falls into ColonelBadass.
* ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'':
** Admiral William Adama (among others) beats a superhuman robot to death with a torch, goes head to head with a more powerful vessel to save two crew members and always has the best epic speeches ever written.
** His best friend, [[ColonelBadass Saul Tigh]].
** One of the first things Kara Thrace does in the miniseries is go at it with Tigh. Later she rams Lee's viper onto her own and pushes it backwards to land both ships in the nick of time. And this is just the miniseries! Later she crash lands on a moon, rips open a Cylon raider, and learns to fly it in a matter of hours, duct-taping her name to the wings.
** Laura Roslin is a political Badass who becomes president on the same day she got asked to resign and found out she had terminal breast cancer.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Temperance Brennan is trained in several types of martial arts and she's not afraid to use them, usually doing so with total calm and a perfect deadpan. There's a reason she's usually not allowed a gun.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Many of the characters get their moments. In particular:
** Walt, once engrossed into his Heisenberg persona is able to commit acts of great badassery.
** Hank, despite initially appearing to merely be a loutish, politically-incorrect CowboyCop, proves himself to be EXCEPTIONALLY good at what he does, able to fight off some of the series's most dangerous villains with barely any warning or preparation and one time [[spoiler: even without his gun]].
** Mike Ehrmantraut, complete with a badass voice and an UndyingLoyalty for his boss, is probably the most consistent badass in the entire series.
** Despite an affable and soft-spoken demeanour, when it hits the fan, Gus Fring also shows himself incredibly adept at handling himself.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane and Kendra Young. As Slayers, they kick vampire ass. Especially Buffy, who was doing it before the show even started.
*** BadAss is the second half of any Slayer's job description, right after "slaying vampires".
** Slayers the only badasses in the Buffyverse? Giles [[Awesome/BuffyTheVampireSlayer would like to test that theory]].
** Angel. While he has all of the strengths of a vampire, his true power lies in his intimate understanding of evil.
** Anya when a vengeance demon. However, she did kill a few demons and vampires as a normal human.
** Spike. His fight against Nikki Wood squarely places him in this territory - the man fought and killed two Slayers not because of dumb luck, but just plain skill. Even Buffy at one point calls him the best warrior they had against The First's army. During Season Five, Buffy admitted that he was the only person besides her with a chance of winning in a physical fight against Glory. Bear in mind that Glory is a ''god''.
** Lothos. When Merrick tries to stake him he turns the tables and impales Merrick with the same stake. This happens in the movie, which means it's non-canon for the series, but still respectable.
** The Master ''killed'' Buffy twice, once in the Wishverse and once in reality (thrice, if you count that time in "Nightmares"). Not defeated, not forced into a HeroicSacrifice, but ''killed'' her flat out. Even after she returns, it takes a truly RasputinianDeath before he's done, and he still returns in Season 8 after she kills him, something that, to date, a PhysicalGod, and an EldritchAbomination have been unable to do. Background info reveals he's killed a Slayer besides Buffy, and forcibly sired another.
** The Mayor. Yes, really. While not what most people might traditionally think as {{Badass}}, this man was constantly three or four steps ahead of Buffy and the gang, and the only reason for his death was that Buffy smashed his BerserkButton.
** By the end of Season 8, Andrew has earned this title.
** Simone can go toe-to-toe with Buffy, quick to use guns when she won't, and manipulative enough to make Xander betray Buffy to try and save Dawn.
** Dracula. What did you expect, it's Dracula.
** Raidon takes out two Slayers even without the powers stolen from Dracula.
** Kumiko almost kills Willow, who is only saved by the timely intervention of Buffy.
** Kennedy even before she became a Slayer.
** Her girlfriend, [[BadassGay yes, girlfriend]] Willow would have to top the lot. She had fought Buffy, Faith, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Andrew and won. Oh yeah, she also did well against [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Glory and Orisis.]] This exchange sums it up.
-->'''Amy:''' A hundred [[BadassArmy Slayers]] and not one of them is powerful enough to stop me.
-->'''Willow:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner As a friend of mine once said, I'd like to test that theory.]]
-->'''Reader:''' Oh you're *&^%$#. You are *&^%$#. Amy, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. So. *&^%$#.]]
* ''Series/BurnNotice'':
** Michael. Sure, he can kill you with one of his eyebrows. But he can also manipulate you into fashioning the noose around your own neck.
** Sam Axe. Not only is he played by ''Bruce Campbell'', but he's more than capable of keeping up with Michael and being a hell of a ColdSniper.
** Fiona Glennane.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Agent John Casey is badass to the point of hilarity. Just don't let him catch you laughing at him.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion The Science of Illusion]] Annie and Shirley quibble over this title in their buddy cop duo.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': The BAU. Every single person on the team gets multiple moments of badassery, from {{Badass Bookworm}}s Hotchner, Reid, and Prentiss to [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] Rossi and Gideon to GeniusBruiser Morgan to {{Gunslinger}} JJ and Elle to the [[PlayfulHacker Oracle of Quantico]] herself, Garcia.
* ''DarkAngel'': When Zack turns himself into the police and Manticore to keep Max safe, he is taken off in a humvee, as it drives off.. ''He GRINS SMUGLY at the guards''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Master. Holds up [[spoiler:the entire universe at ransom and kills the Doctor]] in "Logopolis", and when the Earth seemingly ends at the end of "The Sound of Drums", he dances to a pop song.
** The Ninth Doctor. Able to make Daleks, which supposedly don't fear, just from raising his voice, not to mention willing to wipe out both the Daleks and the Time Lords just to stop the horrors of the Time War.
** In the episode "Forest of the Dead", the Tenth Doctor reminds the advancing Vashta Nerada ([[LivingShadow shadow predators]] who can render victims StrippedToTheBone in a matter of milliseconds) that they're in the largest library in the universe, then tells them to look up "The Doctor". They do. Then they immediately back off.
*** Eleven gets a similar moment in his first appearance, telling the aliens of the week who are about to destroy Earth, "Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically, run." ''They do.''
** Ace, who once beat the crap out of a Dalek with a baseball bat.
** The Third Doctor, who was played by a real-life former spy. What other Doctor got to chase a villain in, successively, a car (while standing on the runner at the side of said car), a helicopter, a futuristic car designed by himself that ''[[FlyingCar flies]]'' (the Whomobile!) and an inflatable raft (driven over water and any land that got in the way)?
** And most recently, Canton Everet Delaware III. Practically the Whoinverse's answer to DirtyHarry, he absolutely [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Shot Him.]]
** Rory Williams. Guarded a stone cube holding his near-dead wife that was in stasis for nearly two thousand years, making it out of the London Blitz, all while at the time being made of plastic Shot a Dalek in the eye, stared down a Cyber Commander with a dismissive 'Oh, don't give me those blank looks', standing [[NoSell stony-faced]] while he a whole Cyber Fleet was blown up behind him ''for emphasis'', then leading a hopeless-seeming battle against Headless Monks and ''winning''. [[spoiler: He also punched Hitler.]] He's ''made'' of {{Badass}}!
** Really, most of the Doctor's companions achieve some level of badass [[TookALevelInBadass after awhile with him]].
** Leela, a knife-fighting savage who doesn't take any crap from the Doctor ''or'' the MonsterOfTheWeek. She tends to advocate ''personally'' dealing with the baddie at hand with her knife and huntress skills, and unlike most of the Doctor's female companions, she only ever screams once -- and that's when a gigantic rat is chewing on her leg. Total. Badass.
** Rose Tyler. Directly saved the Doctor more than once, accepted supposedly imminent death that would save the world without even pausing for thought in "World War Three", and stared down a Dalek when she knew it wasn't able to kill despite its threats in "Dalek".
** Martha Jones thinks faster than anyone, saved the Doctor and the world repeatedly, and managed to stop the Master armed with nothing more than [[TheDeterminator sheer determination]].
** River managed to make a ''Dalek'' beg for mercy ''three times'' in a row, while wearing a very small, very cold smirk on her lips. Then in the second episode of series 6, she killed an entire room full of the Silence without breaking a sweat while ''flirting with the Doctor'', before being asked by Rory what exactly she's a doctor of and remarking "Archeology" while getting her gun back out of its holster to shoot a Silence ''without turning around''. Keeping in mind that you forget about the Silence the moment you can't see them any more.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' every member of the initial team of the team has done some hardcore stuff ([[EveryoneHasLotsOfSex and not just who they've slept with]]), though one of the most badass team members would be Owen Harper, a CombatMedic who literally [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fought Death itself and won!]]
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': Paul Ballard. He takes down three Russian mafia toughs ''after'' being shot, then a few days later, while ''still in stitches'' takes down four security guys, even after they taser him. And his fight with the other cast badass, Boyd should be the stuff of legends.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The cast was made of badass. Even tiny Rygel earned some badass points, decapitating the man who had tortured him years before and carrying his head around on a stick for the rest of the episode. In the words of Zhaan (a priestess, by the way), they've "kicked more ass than you've sat on."
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Mal, Zoe and Jayne, as well as River during the [[BigDamnHeroes big damn rescue]] in "War Stories" and Simon in "Ariel" as well as in the BigDamnMovie. Shepherd Book takes on extra points as, unlike the others, he [[TechnicalPacifist doesn't shoot to kill.]].
** Actually, the entire crew of ''Serenity'' is badass, let's just leave it there. Even sweet Kaylee [[spoiler: helps ''Serenity'' pull a Crazy Ivan while unable to stand because of a ''gunshot wound to the stomach'']]. And Inara [[spoiler: in the BigDamnMovie uses her Ojou-ness, via a flashbomb disguised as incense, as a front to knock out The Operative so she and Mal can escape from him]]. And Wash [[spoiler: gets kidnapped, tortured by a complete psychopath, proceeds to continue his argument with Mal while doing so, and upon rescue, promptly stands up and starts planning a suicide mission back into Niska's complex to get Mal back.]] And he's just the pilot.
* ''Fringe'': Olivia Dunham. ''[[CombatPragmatist So]] [[ActionGirl very]] [[GrievousBottleyHarm much]].'' [[GuileHero Peter Bishop]] definitely has his moments.
* ''{{Garo}}'':
** Saejima Kouga and Suzumura Rei. Both kick ass hard every time they fight. The fight in the final episode is the ultimate proof of this.
** Saejima Taiga, Kouga's father is also a Bad motherfucker, Taiga was so badass when he was alive, that he was feared by most Horrors, even Messiah was supposedly afraid of him. Makai Priestess Jabi, Kouga's childhood friend is also a badass , capable of fighting powerful enemies without problem.
*** Any character that can fight is pretty Much a {{Badass}} this includes Kodama, the mute butler, GULM TheDragon for the series and even Legules from the first movie ''Beast of The White Night'' can qualify, since he can punch Makai Knights so hard, it ''KNOCKS THEM OUT OF THEIR ARMOR''. Tsubasa Yamagatana from the same special also qualified, considering he manage to fight Kouga evenly and just get more awesome from there.
**** Makai Senki introduced more badass. From the protagonist side, we have Shijima Wataru, Kouga's instructor when he was a child and Leo Fudou, genius Makai Priest and [[spoiler:secretly, a powerful Knight himself.]] From the antagonist side, we have WellIntentionedExtremist, Sigma [[spoiler:Fudou]] who was pretty badass, he even has a Black version of the Garo armor when he needs it in battle.
** [[MagnificentBastard Barago]] took two trained Makai Knights and wipe the floor with them making little to no effort in trying to block their attacks, he's also [[spoiler:Considered a HeroKiller since he was the one to take down Taiga]].
* ''HappyDays'': Fonzie was the probably the closest thing you could get to {{Badass}} in a 1970's show imitating the 1950's. But still, he won every fight he was in, and always had a girl on each arm.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Future!Hiro, HRG, Niki's alter ego Jessica, Sylar, and Claire.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. House is as badass as a doctor can get.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam Puckett. Threaten Carly, and you'll only survive if Carly lets you.
* ''Series/{{Jericho}}'': Hawkins, who once frightened a man into giving up information by pretending he was going to be inflicting torture that would somehow involve Drano and knees.
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Pretty much everybody in the main cast, on both sides of the law, has their moments. But Constable Bob (played by Patton Oswalt) proves he is a lot more than the comic relief in the episode ''Decoy'' initially by [[spoiler: turning the tables on a hitman who has tied him to a chair to brutally interrogate him, and later coming up with a novel way to get a protected fugitive out of town and away from pursuing mobsters]]. Even Raylan is impressed.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Tendou Souji]]'', who frequently displays confidence beyond the point of arrogance; to be fair, this rather unappealing trait is the reason his Zecter ([[TransformationTrinket henshin device]]) picked him as Kabuto in the first place.
** Most of the past 3 decades of ''Kamen Rider'' protagonists fit this mold, especially the original, Hongo Takeshi; the precursor to Tendou, ''[[CrazyAwesome Kamen Rider Stronger]]''; ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlack Kotaro Minami]]''; and Hibiki of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki''.
** Probably the biggest badass out of any of Shotaro Ishinomori's works, however, is Ken Hayakawa, of ''Series/KaiketsuZubat''.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Eliot Spencer, Christian Kane's character. The man held off three goons and a guy attacking him with meat cleavers using ''a saucepan, a whisk, and HORS D'OUEVRES!'' Then there's also the rest of the team as well, they managed to [[spoiler:break a Steranko security system]], which in the Hardison's own words "is considered [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]] by the Department of Defense".
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Gene [[AshesToAshes Hunt]].
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** Most of the characters have had their moments, but Mr. Eko and Sayid are badasses all the time.
** Mikhail "Patchy" Bakunin from the third season of ''Lost''. [[spoiler: He is zapped by the sonar fence, only to come back a few episodes later. In the finale, he is shot in the chest with a harpoon gun, then comes back to life minutes later, only to die while blowing open an underwater window with a grenade.]]
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Leroy, Jethro, and Gibbs. Admittedly, though, all the others have turns at this role - Abby repeatedly shocking a bad guy in season three while wearing a court suit and yelling at him, Tony beating up a guy with a knife despite being tied to a chair, and Ziva shooting and knife-throwing her way through episode after episode. Even [=McGee=] sometimes gets into the act. Then there's the season 7 opener.
* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'':
** There is the titular heroine, Nikita Meers, as well as her lover/ally and former handler/teacher Michael.
** Percy, Amanda, Roan and Ari Tasarov as well. Owen Elliot occasionally.
** Other characters get moments that qualify them for this as well, including Nikita's former student, Alexandra Udinov, her CIA contact Ryan Fletcher, as well as Nikita and Michael's friend and ally, Seymour Birkhoff. Very nearly WorldofBadass.
** And now ex-Navy Seal Sean Pierce.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
** John Reese, made of equal parts [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen]] and [[DirtyHarry Harry Callahan]].
** Samantha Shaw, his DistaffCounterpart.
** Harold Finch, BadassBookworm.
** Joss Carter, MamaBear.
** Lionel Fusco, who has [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] over the course of the series.
* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'':
** Carter Grayson. People might complain about his lack of CharacterDevelopment, but this is the man who tried to run over the MonsterOfTheWeek with his jeep in the very first episode. How do you improve on that?
** Wes of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', he had no prior training and managed to kill two robot [[{{Mooks}} grunts]]without ''ANY'' ranger powers, at one point he stood in front of a Black Knight charging at him untransformed, just having the [[CrowningMomentofAwesome pure balls]] to stand right in front of an opponent armed with a sword and in the GrandFinale was shown going in alone against an entire army of robots and managed to actually smash a few cyberskulls in the process.
** What, no love for Tommy Oliver?
** What about Flynn and Dillon from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''?, the latter drove through a nigh-impenetrable security system meant to keep the forces of the series equivalent to [[{{Terminator}} Skynet]] at bay without a scratch to his car, the latter did the same in a bus [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking (and]] [[BraveScot IS SCOTTISH!)]].
** The PowerRangers franchise has had a few {{Badass}} villains as well among them are [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ecliptor]], [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Diabolico]] and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]].
* ''PushingDaisies'': Surprisingly, Olive Snook turned out to be the resident {{Badass}}. Surprising, because she's also TheDitz, usually manic, and less than five feet tall. Ned proved himself to be quite badass on a couple of occasions, especially his sword fight in "The Fun In Funeral".
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** In series 5, they gave Lister a [[TookALevelInBadass badass upgrade]]. He also had some badass moments in series 7.
** Even Rimmer (that's Arnold Judas Rimmer, not Ace), cosmic butt-monkey and all around failure, gets a baddass moment in the finale of season 6. In a story where they meet their future selves (all of whom are jerkified versions of themselves), whom then open fire on the "current" crew killing Cat, Lister and Kryten - Rimmer takes a gun and blows the time machine to hell as Starbug is blowing up around him. Prior to this point Rimmer was a coward who was afraid of his own shadow, despite being virtually indestructible as a hard light hologram.
*** Actually, Rimmer makes the transition to badass just before that. When deciding whether to give their future selves the Time Drive, or fight, he asks Kryten if they have any chance of winning. Kryten replies that they have no chance at all. Rimmer then votes for 'fight', producing perhaps one of the greatest [[BadassCreed phrases]] in the series: "Better dead than smeg." When Death comes to collect him he kicks Death in the balls. That vending machine was pretty badass, considering its a vending machine, "I will destroy you".
** Ace Rimmer...[[EvenTheGuysWantHim Everybody loves him!]] what a guy....
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Captain Jeremy Baker ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter No Quarter]]"), Miles Matheson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E17TheLongestDay The Longest Day]]"), Major Tom Neville ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]"), General Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Children of Men]]"), Nate Walker also known as [[spoiler: Jason Neville]] ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E1Pilot Pilot]]"), Nora Clayton ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]"), Maggie Foster, Sergeant Will Strausser, Julia Neville ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E10NobodysFaultButMine Nobody's Fault But Mine]]"), Nicholas, Jim Hudson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E12Ghosts Ghosts]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue Clue]]"), Priscilla Pittman ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]"), Ray Kinsey ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E4ThePlagueDogs The Plague Dogs]]"), Alec Penner ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]"), Lieutenant Slotnick ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E7TheChildrensCrusade The Children's Crusade]]"), Ashley ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E9Kashmir Kashmir]]"), George ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Chained Heat]]"), Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain Soul Train]]"), and Dan Jenkins ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower The Dark Tower]]"). Charlie Matheson, Danny Matheson ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand The Stand]]"), Rachel Matheson and Aaron Pittman ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E6SexAndDrugs Sex and Drugs]]") didn't start out like this, but they've gone up a few levels. In fact, it would be easier to list the characters that are not this.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Titus Pullo, and to a marginally lesser extent, Lucius Vorenus. [[spoiler:Two great examples are how they casually kill ''all'' the brigands who stole the eagle in the pilot "The Stolen Eagle," and how Pullo killed or maimed half the roughnecks in a gambling den and then survived brutal ancient Roman brain surgery. Then there's the episode where the two of them kill a rabble of gladiators. And then there's another episode where they slaughter an ''entire gang'' of criminals, so that Vorenus can confront (and then decapitate) the Big Boss.]] And let's not forget the sequence where Pullo and his gang confront a rival gang. The rival gang leader calls for parley. [[spoiler: Pullo apparently accepts, taking the man's hand. Then he pulls him towards him and bites the man's tongue out before throwing an axe into someone's chest and charging whilst screaming. He later relates the story of him doing this in the manner of someone telling an afterdinner anecdote.]] Really, they're the epitome of BadAss, the pair of them.
* ''{{Sanctuary}}'':
** While all the characters have their moments of badass, Dr. Helen Magnus is the ultimate badass of the show.
** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion NERV]] pilots had more ParentalAbandonment and [[BigBad a worse leader]], [[LetsGetDangerous but handled it somewhat better when on the job]], and at least it was done to them, rather than something that they did. The [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leaders/special strike team]] of {{Sanctuary}} are [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits less professional]] than NERV, [[UpToEleven if that's even possible]]. NERV has one evil teammate, their leader, while Sanctuary has two [[TokenEvilTeammate evil teammates]], both forming a [[GenderFlipped two-man]] UnwantedHarem and LoveTriangle to their female leader.
* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Cameron, to a lesser extent, Derek Reese, and to a greater extent, Sarah Connor.
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Olivia.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Cox is as badass as a doctor can get. However, this show definitely has [[AlmightyJanitor the most badass janitor in the universe]].
* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Almost every single character on the show is a highly capable individual. They are witches and warlocks after all, who possess powerful abilities.
* ''{{Shameless}}'': Yvonne Karib - uses her baseball bat to threaten or attack [[BerserkButton anyone who messes with her shop]] including debt collectors and armed soldiers.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and ComicBook/LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's ComicBook/GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.
** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.
** Two words: ''Tess. Mercer.'' In a world increasingly populated by superpowered aliens and mutants, she stands as one of the few humans with the intelligence, determination, and resources to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Zod and other threats. She was tough right from the start, surviving and then leaving an abusive home to enter Harvard University at the age of ''15'' and going on to become both a marine biologist and a savvy businesswoman. She reorganizes [=LuthorCorp=] around the goal of saving the Earth, and will stop at nothing to defeat those who would threaten her and the things she cares about. One particularly badass moment from Tess is when she constructs a set of ''kryptonite brass knuckles'' to fight against Zod and other Kryptonians. ''Badass''.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'': A solid majority of the the characters. The series is RatedMForManly and set in a WorldOfBadass. Aside from the occasional UpperClassTwit, even most of the noblewomen are ready to personally commit torture and murder at will.
* ''{{Spooks}}'': The cast of this UK drama, but in particular Harry Pearce, Roz Myers and [[spoiler: Lucas North]], qualify as badass. [[spoiler: If only they didn't have a tendency to get killed off so much.]]
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** Teal'c, full stop. In "Affinity", he hits a purse-snatcher in the head with an ''avocado'' from about a hundred feet away.
** Ronon Dex is the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' equivalent of Teal'c.
** Bra'tac, still kicking ass at over 130 years of age.
** Sam Carter. BLOWS UP STARS!
** Jack O'Neill. And Daniel Jackson. Actually, just say that most SG teams are made up of badass.
** SGA is full of badasses:
*** [[ColonelBadass Sheppard]]. He has a Wraith for buddy and he pulls off suicidal missions on a daily basis.
*** [[{{Ambadassador}} Teyla]]. She's essentially Xena on steroids, coupled with MamaBear in the last season.
*** Even [[BadassBookworm Rodney]]. It's a well-known fact that if you point a gun at his head, he can get shit done faster than Carter does.
** The Asgard, as a race, are purified, weapons grade Badass with a capital B. You want Crowning Moments of Awesome as well as Badassitude? Just watch for an Asgard battlecruiser entering the scene. The Ori count as well.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Worf. He got a badass upgrade during the series, from defeating many Klingon Warriors all with a mek'leth in 'Way of the Warrior', to 'Call to Arms' where he faced 20 Jem'Hadar (who are also Badass Super Soldiers) in a consecuitive match, and killed them all until he was too tired and injured to even stand, much less fight. The First even said "I cannot beat this man, I can merely kill him."
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' should not be mentioned on this page without mentioning [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain James T. Kirk]]. The man was hardcore.
*** Likewise, [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko]] spent most of his series either punching [[AliensAndMonsters aliens in the junk]], [[StuffBlowingUp flying around wrecking shit]], or calling BS on [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien alien gods]].
*** He punched-out Q! He ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punched-out]]'' ''[[PhysicalGod Q!]]''
*** As of the series finally, he had a pretty legitimate claim on being a PhysicalGod, himself.
*** Bah, forget Sisko and Worf. Kira Nerys kicked major ass. Even when she was extremely pregnant!
*** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] had her problems, but she had the balls to make an alliance with the Borg in order to fight an even more powerful enemy. Go watch Scorpian again.
** Captain Jonathan Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was also pretty badass. In fact, it's pretty much a given that any Star Trek captain is a badass.
*** Malcolm Reed was also rather badass, kicking ass and taking names with his fists, phase pistols, Enterprise's shipboard weapons... Pretty much anything he could get his hands on. A word to the wise- he may be rather [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and [[TheQuietOne quiet]], but he ''will'' kick your ass if you threaten [[TrueCompanions his crew]] or [[TheCaptain his captain.]]
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': [[InsufferableGenius Sherlock,]] [[BadassAdorable John,]] [[PregnantBadass Mary,]] and Irene, as well as Moriarty, Magnussen and Molly. ''No one'' expected her to slap a detective in the face.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** While they might look young, cute and vulnerable and act like slightly pansyish [[TheWoobie woobies]], you ''do not'' want to mess with Sam and Dean. Just ask Meg [[spoiler: (still exorcised back to hell by Dean even after she told him their father was still alive)]], Gordon [[spoiler: (beheaded with barbed wire by Sam after he took a bite out of Dean)]] or the Crossroads Demon [[spoiler: (shot in the head with a bullet from The Colt by Sam after she told him there was no way of saving Dean)]].
** And that's just when Sam has his big brother around. When [[spoiler:Dean is killed off by the Trickster (he gets better, for a while)]] in season 3 Sam [[spoiler:shuts down emotionally and]] becomes even more badass than normal and we are treated to a montage that culminates in him cutting off his shirt, removing a bullet from his abdomen and stitching himself back up, alone, without drugs, in a seedy motel room.
** Special mention also goes to Dean, who unlike Castiel and Sam has no supernatural powers whatsoever: spending forty years in Hell, clawing his way out of his own grave, and being so far the only human on the show who's managed to kill an angel.
*** Castiel's also been getting his fair share of total badass moments since he came on the scene in season 4.
** Out of all the villains on the show Lilith has to be the biggest BadAss of them all. Unlike [[MagnificentBastard Azael]] managed to pull of an amazing mix of BadAss and horror incarnate. [[spoiler: (the only reason she let herself die was to finish her plan to release Lucifer)]].
** Lucifer himself. Just, for example, when he takes out a hotelful of gods, and one archangel, in about five minutes, without any noticeable effort.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'': Lots of them. Some of the more notable: [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gai Yuuki/Black Condor]], [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Mikoto Nakadai/AbareKiller]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Kruger/Deka Master]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Wolzard]], [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Knight]], [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Captain Marvelous/Gokai Red]].
* ''TwinPeaks'': Dale Cooper, as well as Sheriff Truman and DEFINITELY [[BadassNative Deputy Hawk]].
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': All of them, but special mention goes to the original Series/{{Ultraman}}, Series/UltraSeven, Series/UltramanLeo, Series/UltramanKing, Series/UltramanMebius, Franchise/UltramanZero and the evil [[Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends Ultraman Belial]].
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'': Vaughan Rice.
* ''TheUnit'': But, on a team of badass Special Forces operators, Sergeant Major [[strike:David Palmer]] Jonas Blane is the biggest and baddest of them all.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Almost every vampire on the show, but especially...
** Damon, Rebekah, Pearl and Katherine. (vampires)
** Elijah (one of the Original vampires)
** Bonnie (witch)
** Elena gets her moments, especially when she snaps Connor's neck. (vampire)
** Caroline had one in the second episode. (vampire)
** Stefan (vampire)
** Meredith (human)
** Klaus (hybrid: half werewolf, half Original vampire)
** Tyler (werewolf, later became a vampire-werewolf hybrid)
** Alaric (human, later became an Original vampire by a spell, although he wasn't actually from the first vampires).
* ''Series/VengeanceUnlimited'': Mr. Chapel certainly qualifies: He will do anything and everything ([[TechnicalPacifist except use guns]]) to give the bad guy his.
* ''TheWire'': Omar comin'!
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'':
** StoneColdSteveAustin beat his boss up, poured beer on him, filled his prize Corvette with mixed concrete, and pulled various other stunts, with no lasting ill-effect on his career prospects, despite attempts at GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. He would also beat up teams of four, five, or more wrestlers on a weekly basis. His template has since been followed by many other top {{face}}s (though with considerably less success).
** There are other ProfessionalWrestling BadAss templates, such as [[TheUndertaker 'The American BadAss' Undertaker]]. It's a common theme, with again varying degrees of success.
* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', anyone? The titular Xena is probably the queen of television badasses!
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** Her girlfriend, [[BadassGay yes, girlfriend]] Willow would have to top the lot. She had fought, and at the very least survived if not won against Buffy, Faith, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Andrew. Oh yeah, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and Glory and Orisis.]] This exchange sums it up.

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** Her girlfriend, [[BadassGay yes, girlfriend]] Willow would have to top the lot. She had fought, and at the very least survived if not won against fought Buffy, Faith, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Andrew. Andrew and won. Oh yeah, she also did well against [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and Glory and Orisis.]] This exchange sums it up.
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** Her girlfriend, [[BadassGay yes, girlfriend]] Willow would have to top the lot. She had fought, and at the very least survived if not won against Buffy, Faith, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Andrew. Oh yeah, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and Glory and Orisis.]] This exchange sums it up.
-->'''Amy:''' A hundred [[BadassArmy Slayers]] and not one of them is powerful enough to stop me.
-->'''Willow:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner As a friend of mine once said, I'd like to test that theory.]]
-->'''Reader:''' Oh you're *&^%$#. You are *&^%$#. Amy, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. So. *&^%$#.]]
25th Sep '15 4:07:27 PM nombretomado
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** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and ComicBook/LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.
** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: {{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.

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** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and ComicBook/LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's GreenArrow, ComicBook/GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.
** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: {{Hawkman}} ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[{{Supergirl}} [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.
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* ''PersonOfInterest'':

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* ''PersonOfInterest'':''Series/PersonOfInterest'':



** Samantha Shaw, his DistaffCounterpart
** Harold Finch, BadassBookworm
** Joss Carter, MamaBear
** Lionel Fusco, who has [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] over the course of the series

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** Samantha Shaw, his DistaffCounterpart
DistaffCounterpart.
** Harold Finch, BadassBookworm
BadassBookworm.
** Joss Carter, MamaBear
MamaBear.
** Lionel Fusco, who has [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] over the course of the seriesseries.
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* ''{{NCIS}}'': Leroy, Jethro, and Gibbs. Admittedly, though, all the others have turns at this role - Abby repeatedly shocking a bad guy in season three while wearing a court suit and yelling at him, Tony beating up a guy with a knife despite being tied to a chair, and Ziva shooting and knife-throwing her way through episode after episode. Even [=McGee=] sometimes gets into the act. Then there's the season 7 opener.

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* ''{{NCIS}}'': ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Leroy, Jethro, and Gibbs. Admittedly, though, all the others have turns at this role - Abby repeatedly shocking a bad guy in season three while wearing a court suit and yelling at him, Tony beating up a guy with a knife despite being tied to a chair, and Ziva shooting and knife-throwing her way through episode after episode. Even [=McGee=] sometimes gets into the act. Then there's the season 7 opener.
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Pretty much everybody in the main cast, on both sides of the law, has their moments. But Constable Bob (played by Patton Oswalt) proves he is a lot more than the comic relief in the episode ''Decoy'' by [[spoiler: turning the tables on a hitman who has tied him to a chair to brutally interrogate him, and later coming up with a novel way to get a protected fugitive out of town and away from pursuing mobsters]]. Even Raylan is impressed.

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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Pretty much everybody in the main cast, on both sides of the law, has their moments. But Constable Bob (played by Patton Oswalt) proves he is a lot more than the comic relief in the episode ''Decoy'' initially by [[spoiler: turning the tables on a hitman who has tied him to a chair to brutally interrogate him, and later coming up with a novel way to get a protected fugitive out of town and away from pursuing mobsters]]. Even Raylan is impressed.
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Pretty much everybody in the main cast, on both sides of the law, has their moments. But Constable Bob (played by Patton Oswalt) proves he is a lot more than the comic relief in the episode ''Decoy'' by [[spoiler: turning the tables on a hitman who has tied him to a chair to brutally interrogate him, and later coming up with a novel way to get a protected fugitive out of town and away from pursuing mobsters]]. Even Raylan is impressed.
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** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: {{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.

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** Jonathan [[KnightTemplarParent Kent]] was also pretty {{Badass}} when given the chance. More superheroes have also begun appearing: {{Hawkman}} is an enormous {{Badass}}, as are ActionGirl [[{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], and the MartianManhunter.ComicBook/MartianManhunter. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] is a BadassBookworm, and BadassTeacher par excellence.
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* ''{{Smallville}}'':
** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'':
''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Being a show about, you know, {{Superman}} has its share of these. Clark himself has become one of these as the show progresses, while [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor were from the start. Then there's GreenArrow, an enormous BadassNormal, his JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, who define BadassCrew, [[KneelBeforeZod Major Zod]], who eventually graduates to FourStarBadass without breaking a sweat, and [[HollywoodCyborg Metallo]] who managed to take on Clark and Zod at the same time. GreenRocks or no GreenRocks, that is ''{{Badass}}''.
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