History BadassBoast / Literature

6th Nov '16 6:52:39 AM dlchen145
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** The title character is fond of doing this, which would probably count as a subversion, or at least a humorous use of the trope, considering that Bartimaeus [[ComedicHero isn't exactly a typical]] {{Badass}}.

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** The title character is fond of doing this, which would probably count as a subversion, or at least a humorous use of the trope, considering that Bartimaeus [[ComedicHero isn't exactly a typical]] {{Badass}}.badass.



** And again, [[BadAss Vimes]], from ''Discworld/MenAtArms'':

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** And again, [[BadAss Vimes]], Vimes, from ''Discworld/MenAtArms'':



** Granny Weatherwax is Badass (since she bears more than a passing resemblance to Vimes, this is not surprising) and comes up with one of these, combining {{Badass}} and GenreSavvy in Maskerade.

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** Granny Weatherwax is Badass (since she bears more than a passing resemblance to Vimes, this is not surprising) and comes up with one of these, combining {{Badass}} badass and GenreSavvy in Maskerade.



** And in the last book, Demandred (the Shadow's commanding general and a man only ''slightly'' less of a {{badass}} than the original Dragon, who feels that he could and ''should'' have been the Dragon himself) gets a great one that goes on for several paragraphs:

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** And in the last book, Demandred (the Shadow's commanding general and a man only ''slightly'' less of a {{badass}} badass than the original Dragon, who feels that he could and ''should'' have been the Dragon himself) gets a great one that goes on for several paragraphs:
4th Sep '16 4:35:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheTeutonicKnights in ''Literature/TheKnightsOfTheCross'' are trying to [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet get king Jagiello to fight them already]], sending him two swords and [[TrashTalk an offer to give his army more space, should he need it]]. Jagiełło calmly answers that he has plenty of swords, but shall accept these. Then, having better tactics (and an army that wasn't cooking in their armour in the middle of the field all freaking day) he kicks their collective ass in the battle of Grunwald.

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* TheTeutonicKnights UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights in ''Literature/TheKnightsOfTheCross'' are trying to [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet get king Jagiello to fight them already]], sending him two swords and [[TrashTalk an offer to give his army more space, should he need it]]. Jagiełło calmly answers that he has plenty of swords, but shall accept these. Then, having better tactics (and an army that wasn't cooking in their armour in the middle of the field all freaking day) he kicks their collective ass in the battle of Grunwald.
25th Aug '16 7:17:10 AM StFan
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* In ''[[Literature/BlackCompany Shadows Linger]]'', the Black Company is the most elite BadassArmy in the land, who the BigBad uses to root out various rebel insurgents. After a successful (and bloody) mission, when a stunned rebel sympathizer asks who they are, Croaker simply replies
--> "We're the '''Black Company'''."

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* In ''[[Literature/BlackCompany ''[[Literature/TheBlackCompany Shadows Linger]]'', the Black Company is the most elite BadassArmy in the land, who the BigBad uses to root out various rebel insurgents. After a successful (and bloody) mission, when a stunned rebel sympathizer asks who they are, Croaker simply replies
--> "We're
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-->'''Croaker:''' We're
the '''Black Company'''."
1st Aug '16 2:29:10 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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1st Jun '16 12:58:30 PM gcreative
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-->''"You do not understand. I am here to speak for Mars. I have the power to negotiate, but I no longer have the ability. Any ability I had to negotiate ended three hours and thirty-four minutes ago [when you murdered the hostages.] My terms are this: you and your men will release your remaining hostages and lay down your arms. You will face trial for murder and conspiracy to commit mass murder. In exchange, I will guarantee your lives. There will be no negotiating. You will surrender or you will be destroyed."''

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-->''"You do not understand. I am here to speak for Mars. I have the power to negotiate, but I no longer have the ability. Any ability I had to negotiate ended three hours and thirty-four minutes ago [when you murdered the hostages.] My terms are this: you and your men will release your remaining hostages and lay down your arms. You will face trial for murder and conspiracy to commit mass murder. In exchange, I will guarantee your lives. There will be no negotiating. [[BewareTheNiceOnes You will surrender or you will be destroyed."'']]"''
1st Jun '16 12:56:27 PM gcreative
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* Damien from ''Literature/StarshipsMage'' is a small and quiet young man, but by the beginning of the second book, only a few people in the known universe can match him for raw power. Cross the line, and he'll be [[TranquilFury quite matter-of-fact]] about your impending demise.
-->''"You do not understand. I am here to speak for Mars. I have the power to negotiate, but I no longer have the ability. Any ability I had to negotiate ended three hours and thirty-four minutes ago [when you murdered the hostages.] My terms are this: you and your men will release your remaining hostages and lay down your arms. You will face trial for murder and conspiracy to commit mass murder. In exchange, I will guarantee your lives. There will be no negotiating. You will surrender or you will be destroyed."''
27th May '16 11:22:49 AM NativeJovian
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** Geralt himself has, curiously, a nonverbal equivalent of a boast when he unshackles Yennefer (who has a collar on her neck) [[ImplausibleFencingPowers with a single sword-strike]].

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** Geralt himself has, curiously, a nonverbal equivalent of a boast when he unshackles Yennefer (who has a collar on her neck) [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[LudicrousMeleePrecision with a single sword-strike]].
23rd May '16 5:16:40 AM PaulA
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* From Creator/DavidGemmell:
** In ''Legend'', BadassGrandpa Druss introduces himself to the poorly disciplined officers of the hopelessly overmatched garrison by flipping over the bar, punching a man clear across the room, and then introducing himself:
--> "I am Druss. Sometimes called [[AnAxeToGrind Captain of the Axe]]. In Ventria they call me Druss the Sender. In Vagria I am merely the Axeman. To the Nadir I am [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]]. In Lentria I am the Silver Slayer. But who are you? You dung-eating lumps of offal! Who the hell are ''you''? I have a mind to set an example today. I have a mind to cut the fat from this ill-fated fortress."

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* From Creator/DavidGemmell:
Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga:
** In ''Legend'', ''Literature/{{Legend}}'', BadassGrandpa Druss introduces himself to the poorly disciplined officers of the hopelessly overmatched garrison by flipping over the bar, punching a man clear across the room, and then introducing himself:
--> "I --->"I am Druss. Sometimes called [[AnAxeToGrind Captain of the Axe]].Axe. In Ventria they call me Druss the Sender. In Vagria I am merely the Axeman. To the Nadir I am [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]].Deathwalker. In Lentria I am the Silver Slayer. But who are you? You dung-eating lumps of offal! Who the hell are ''you''? I have a mind to set an example today. I have a mind to cut the fat from this ill-fated fortress."



--> "We are what we are, my boy, and wolves is what we are."

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--> "We --->"We are what we are, my boy, and wolves is what we are."
7th May '16 11:21:05 AM SSJMagus
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** The final sentence of ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Specter of the Past]]'': Admiral Pellaeon is warned by [[NumberTwo Captain Ardiff]] that the unknown enemy who ambushed them might try again, Pellaeon looks out at the vapor cloud that used to be an enemy battlecruiser.
--->'''Pellaeon:''' Let him try.
1st May '16 4:55:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** "I could break you, Kellhus. See you burn! Burn until your eyes burst! Dog! Treacherous dog! Iíll see you shriek until you gag on your own heart, until your limbs snap for agony! I can do it! I can burn hosts with my song! I can pack the anguish of a thousand men into your skin! With tongue and teeth, I can peel you to nothing! Grind your corpse to chalk!"
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