History BadassAdorable / AnimeAndManga

20th Mar '17 6:37:12 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Son Gohan is a pint-sized [[ChildrenAreInnocent child]] who can ''[[CurbStompBattle trash]]'' world destroying super-powered psychopaths.
** Same thing goes to young Trunks and Son Goten during the Buu saga.
** Son Goku, even as an adult, is an endearingly innocent and kindhearted boy... who has saved the world so many times that he has "lost count" (to be fair, he ''did'' have [[IdiotHero trouble counting past eleven]] due to brain damage suffered as a baby).
** It's been noted on the Characters/DragonBall page that BadassAdorable must be InTheBlood: not only Goku and his sons, but his wife Chi-Chi, daughter-in-law Videl and granddaughter Pan are all {{Tsundere}} [[CuteBruiser Cute Bruisers]], too.
1st Mar '17 7:42:40 PM 09MurphyM
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**Zen'Oh. He is the size of a child and looks and acts just as adorable. He also has the power to ''destroy entire universes'' if he feels the need to.
27th Jan '17 1:16:07 PM Willbyr
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* Musubi from ''{{Sekirei}}'' is gorgeous, [[GenkiGirl energenic]], almost always smiling, hops in place with glee at the thought of meeting a strong opponent, and can punch through buildings like they're made of paper.

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* Musubi from ''{{Sekirei}}'' ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is gorgeous, [[GenkiGirl energenic]], almost always smiling, hops in place with glee at the thought of meeting a strong opponent, and can punch through buildings like they're made of paper.
27th Dec '16 11:21:48 AM DustSnitch
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* Clan Clang in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': [[{{Moe}} Adorable]] when micronized, BadAss when macronized.

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* Clan Clang in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': [[{{Moe}} Adorable]] when micronized, BadAss badass when macronized.
20th Dec '16 1:28:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'': exceedingly adorable. But, since he's a {{shonen}} protagonist, he's also made of BadAss. Anyone who can shout the name of his Innocence ([[spoiler:Crown Clown]]) without looking like a total idiot automatically qualifies.

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* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'': exceedingly adorable. But, since he's a {{shonen}} protagonist, he's also made of BadAss.badass. Anyone who can shout the name of his Innocence ([[spoiler:Crown Clown]]) without looking like a total idiot automatically qualifies.
18th Dec '16 1:38:13 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': Hinagiku qualifies as she can be VERY moe sometimes and is very {{badass}} all the time.
* Shiro Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. He is the cute, ten-years-old AnnoyingYoungerSibling of the main character. And he is also pretty {{Badass}} when he wants, beating bullies bigger than him or adult men, or even piloting the Hover Pilder (the flying device was necessary docking on the head of Mazinger-Z to start the HumongousMecha).

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%%* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': Hinagiku qualifies as she can be VERY moe sometimes and is very {{badass}} badass all the time.
* Shiro Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. He is the cute, ten-years-old AnnoyingYoungerSibling of the main character. And he is also pretty {{Badass}} badass when he wants, beating bullies bigger than him or adult men, or even piloting the Hover Pilder (the flying device was necessary docking on the head of Mazinger-Z to start the HumongousMecha).



** Shinji is painfully shy, his self-esteem is screwed up but he still tries to be a NiceGuy. As for {{badass}}, anyone who says he doesn't qualify in the original series should one day just try holding red-hot pieces of metal for half a minute (never mind fighting someone in the process). Yes, his hands weren't damaged directly, but he ''felt'' all the damage to Eva-01 as if his own body was harmed. In Rebuild 2.0 - "GIVE REI BACK!" Commence [[spoiler:reactivating 01 on willpower/rage alone, [[RocketPunch rocket punching]] Zeruel (or as close an Eva can get to one), [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl saving Rei]] and almost ending the world. There just may be some ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kabuto]]'' genes in him.]]

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** Shinji is painfully shy, his self-esteem is screwed up but he still tries to be a NiceGuy. As for {{badass}}, badass, anyone who says he doesn't qualify in the original series should one day just try holding red-hot pieces of metal for half a minute (never mind fighting someone in the process). Yes, his hands weren't damaged directly, but he ''felt'' all the damage to Eva-01 as if his own body was harmed. In Rebuild 2.0 - "GIVE REI BACK!" Commence [[spoiler:reactivating 01 on willpower/rage alone, [[RocketPunch rocket punching]] Zeruel (or as close an Eva can get to one), [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl saving Rei]] and almost ending the world. There just may be some ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kabuto]]'' genes in him.]]



** While he's pretty cute and tough to begin with, it's only through CharacterDevelopment that Tetsunosuke becomes that much more {{Badass}}.

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** While he's pretty cute and tough to begin with, it's only through CharacterDevelopment that Tetsunosuke becomes that much more {{Badass}}.badass.



** And Inner Moka is quite {{Badass}} and has her {{Moe}} moments.

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** And Inner Moka is quite {{Badass}} badass and has her {{Moe}} moments.



** Not to mention Tsukune who is quite the sweet {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy and a {{Bishonen}} (season II of the manga due to ArtEvolution) and becomes incredibly {{Badass}}.

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** Not to mention Tsukune who is quite the sweet {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy and a {{Bishonen}} (season II of the manga due to ArtEvolution) and becomes incredibly {{Badass}}.badass.



* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' has Kirika-chan, who elevates the trope to {{Badass}} {{Woobie}}. The fact that she is so [[{{Moe}} cuddly and huggable]] really helps. There's also the flashback where she [[spoiler:commits her first assassination around the age of ''five'']]! Certain death has never been so cute.

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* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' has Kirika-chan, who elevates the trope to {{Badass}} badass {{Woobie}}. The fact that she is so [[{{Moe}} cuddly and huggable]] really helps. There's also the flashback where she [[spoiler:commits her first assassination around the age of ''five'']]! Certain death has never been so cute.



** The young Italy once took down Turkey. It was a onetime thing but it proved he can be {{badass}} when he wants to be.
** Russia is pretty {{badass}} and scary and has tons of fangirls in RealLife that think he's the most adorable thing ever.

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** The young Italy once took down Turkey. It was a onetime thing but it proved he can be {{badass}} badass when he wants to be.
** Russia is pretty {{badass}} badass and scary and has tons of fangirls in RealLife that think he's the most adorable thing ever.



** Tony Tony Chopper is an adorable little reindeer kid, who nonetheless can turn into a muscular fighter and be quite {{badass}} when the situation requires it. That's not even going into his monstrous DeadlyUpgrade. Though unfortunately for him, [[UnderestimatingBadassery the Marines failed to notice the "Badass" part and assumed he was the crew's pet]], thus giving him a ridiculously small bounty.

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** Tony Tony Chopper is an adorable little reindeer kid, who nonetheless can turn into a muscular fighter and be quite {{badass}} badass when the situation requires it. That's not even going into his monstrous DeadlyUpgrade. Though unfortunately for him, [[UnderestimatingBadassery the Marines failed to notice the "Badass" part and assumed he was the crew's pet]], thus giving him a ridiculously small bounty.



** Yachiru is small, cute, gives nicknames to everyone, and rides around on the shoulder of everyone's favourite {{badass}}, "Kenny." She's also the lieutenant of the combat based squad 11 for good reason, and the only reason she never gets to show off is because she likes letting Kenpachi enjoy his fights. In fact, it's been hinted that she's actually stronger than him. Also, she has pink hair.

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** Yachiru is small, cute, gives nicknames to everyone, and rides around on the shoulder of everyone's favourite {{badass}}, badass, "Kenny." She's also the lieutenant of the combat based squad 11 for good reason, and the only reason she never gets to show off is because she likes letting Kenpachi enjoy his fights. In fact, it's been hinted that she's actually stronger than him. Also, she has pink hair.



** The adorable [[TheWoobie Woobie-riffic]] Satoko. While she may not seem {{badass}} at first there's no denying the awesomeness in her finally calling her abusive uncle out and yelling at him to "GET OUT!" despite being beaten while doing so. And in Meakashi-hen, she absolutely ''refuses'' to cry as [[spoiler:Shion]] tortures her to death, claiming that she's realized how much of a burden she was on Satoshi and not wanting to be TheLoad anymore.
** Keiichi. He's a Hot Blooded {{Bishonen}} who can be adorable and hilarious at times and at various points demonstrates epic displays of [[{{Badass}} GAR-ness]].

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** The adorable [[TheWoobie Woobie-riffic]] Satoko. While she may not seem {{badass}} badass at first there's no denying the awesomeness in her finally calling her abusive uncle out and yelling at him to "GET OUT!" despite being beaten while doing so. And in Meakashi-hen, she absolutely ''refuses'' to cry as [[spoiler:Shion]] tortures her to death, claiming that she's realized how much of a burden she was on Satoshi and not wanting to be TheLoad anymore.
** Keiichi. He's a Hot Blooded {{Bishonen}} who can be adorable and hilarious at times and at various points demonstrates epic displays of [[{{Badass}} GAR-ness]].GAR-ness.



** Akise Aru. Much like Yukiteru he's very cute. He's also undeniably {{badass}}. There's no doubt about his badass status when in chapter 51 [[spoiler: despite having just been stabbed by Yuno and sliced across the throat, Akise Aru gets back up out of sheer determination and texts an important message to Yukiteru even though Yuno ends up cutting off his head completely]]. Badass to the end.

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** Akise Aru. Much like Yukiteru he's very cute. He's also undeniably {{badass}}.badass. There's no doubt about his badass status when in chapter 51 [[spoiler: despite having just been stabbed by Yuno and sliced across the throat, Akise Aru gets back up out of sheer determination and texts an important message to Yukiteru even though Yuno ends up cutting off his head completely]]. Badass to the end.



* As a [[ShrinkingViolet timid]], doe-eyed AllLovingHero, ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s Jacuzzi is about as {{Moe}} as you can possibly make a man without [[{{Shotacon}} without turning him into Shotabait]]. He's ''also'' prone to crazy feats of {{badass}}ery like taking out eighteen mafia-owned speakeasies in a single night or going one-on-one with a crazy, flamethrower-wielding cult leader.

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* As a [[ShrinkingViolet timid]], doe-eyed AllLovingHero, ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s Jacuzzi is about as {{Moe}} as you can possibly make a man without [[{{Shotacon}} without turning him into Shotabait]]. He's ''also'' prone to crazy feats of {{badass}}ery badassery like taking out eighteen mafia-owned speakeasies in a single night or going one-on-one with a crazy, flamethrower-wielding cult leader.



* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' grows from a shrimp into a [[{{Badass}} pretty competent fighter]] who acknowledges his weaknesses. Some will argue that the whole point of this series is to see Kaiji lose tremendously, get back up in an inspiring and heart-winning manner...then lose even more tremendously. In the end, you just want to give him a hug or buy him some drinks after all that's happened to him [[spoiler: (losing scads of money, betrayal and bullying, maiming, losing his comrades, being forced into slave labor, being harassed by a girl he doesn't like...the list goes on).]] Many, fangirls and fanboys alike, will argue that Kaiji is indeed "moe", or [=moeGAR=].

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* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' grows from a shrimp into a [[{{Badass}} pretty competent fighter]] fighter who acknowledges his weaknesses. Some will argue that the whole point of this series is to see Kaiji lose tremendously, get back up in an inspiring and heart-winning manner...then lose even more tremendously. In the end, you just want to give him a hug or buy him some drinks after all that's happened to him [[spoiler: (losing scads of money, betrayal and bullying, maiming, losing his comrades, being forced into slave labor, being harassed by a girl he doesn't like...the list goes on).]] Many, fangirls and fanboys alike, will argue that Kaiji is indeed "moe", or [=moeGAR=].



* The casts of ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' are so adorable in a way that ElegantGothicLolita are darkly adorable, but with added {{Badass}}ery. Especially the eponymous character, who has StoicWoobie charm on her.

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* The casts of ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' are so adorable in a way that ElegantGothicLolita are darkly adorable, but with added {{Badass}}ery.badassery. Especially the eponymous character, who has StoicWoobie charm on her.
1st Nov '16 11:38:30 PM sorako
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* In the second season of ''Anime/Slayers (Light Novel)'', one of the main villains, Hellmaster Phibrizzo, is the most powerful member of the five Demon Lords. However, he chooses to manifest himself as a young boy, causing everyone who encounters him into thinking that he is nothing but an innocent child. Despite his appearance, he is incredibly powerful, having complete control over death. He is also sadistic, taking pleasure in manipulating others, and in the climax of the season, cruelly kills every single main character in order to force Lina Inverse to use a spell that could destroy the entire universe. In the end, the only character able to defeat him is a god-like being.

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* In the second season of ''Anime/Slayers (Light Novel)'', ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', one of the main villains, Hellmaster Phibrizzo, is the most powerful member of the five Demon Lords. However, he chooses to manifest himself as a young boy, causing everyone who encounters him into thinking that he is nothing but an innocent child. Despite his appearance, he is incredibly powerful, having complete control over death. He is also sadistic, taking pleasure in manipulating others, and in the climax of the season, cruelly kills every single main character in order to force Lina Inverse to use a spell that could destroy the entire universe. In the end, the only character able to defeat him is a god-like being.
29th Sep '16 3:03:47 PM Darthrai
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** Most of the Children qualify, for having {{Moe}} traits of some sort and being highly sympathetic while being skilled enough to pilot giant {{Ambiguous Robot}}s to fend off {{Eldritch Abominations}}s. For the other two leads, Rei is a quiet ShyBlueHairedGirl who was [[SpringtimeForHitler actually intended as a]] TakeThat towards {{moe}} characters but ended up being accepted as one herself and is also one of the most capable heroes in the series, while Asuka is a stereotypically cute FieryRedhead {{tsundere}} with GirlishPigtails who's one of the most skilled EVA pilots upon her introduction.

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** Most of the Children qualify, for having {{Moe}} traits of some sort and being highly sympathetic while being skilled enough to pilot giant {{Ambiguous Robot}}s to fend off {{Eldritch Abominations}}s.Abomination}}s. For the other two leads, Rei is a quiet ShyBlueHairedGirl who was [[SpringtimeForHitler actually intended as a]] TakeThat towards {{moe}} characters but ended up being accepted as one herself and is also one of the most capable heroes in the series, while Asuka is a stereotypically cute FieryRedhead {{tsundere}} with GirlishPigtails who's one of the most skilled EVA pilots upon her introduction.
29th Sep '16 3:03:16 PM Darthrai
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** Most of the Children qualify, for having {{Moe}} traits of some sort and being highly sympathetic while being skilled enough to pilot giant {{Ambiguous Robot}}s to fend off {{Eldritch Abominations}}s. For the other two leads, Rei is a quiet ShyBlueHairedGirl who was [[SpringtimeForHitler actually intended as a]] TakeThat towards {{moe}} characters but ended up being accepted as one herself and is also one of the most capable heroes in the series, while Asuka is a stereotypically cute FieryRedhead {{tsundere}} with GirlishPigtails who's one of the most skilled EVA pilots upon her introduction.
26th Sep '16 1:28:05 PM sgamer82
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** In the initial moments of Jack's attack on Carrot's homeland of Zou, among the fighters resisting is a little boy canine mink. It is then explained that ''all'' Minks are natural born warriors, so even their children are badass.
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