History BadassBoast / Literature

16th Apr '17 5:14:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* John Taylor of Simon R. Green's Literature/{{Nightside}} books practically uses the BadassBoast as his WeaponOfChoice. From the very beginning it's been more or less the case that even John himself cannot tell when he is bluffing. Needless to say, the badassBoast isn't John's ''only'' weapon, just his ''preferred'' one. John prefers not to make the kind of mistakes you can't undo by saying you're sorry.

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* John Taylor of Simon R. Green's Literature/{{Nightside}} books practically uses the BadassBoast as his WeaponOfChoice. From the very beginning it's been more or less the case that even John himself cannot tell when he is bluffing. Needless to say, the badassBoast BadassBoast isn't John's ''only'' weapon, just his ''preferred'' one. John prefers not to make the kind of mistakes you can't undo by saying you're sorry.



--> "If you do not come to [[ThirdPersonPerson Lagardère]], Lagardère will come to you!"[[note]]]Si tu ne viens pas à Lagardère, Lagardère ira à toi !

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--> "If you do not come to [[ThirdPersonPerson Lagardère]], Lagardère will come to you!"[[note]]]Si you!"[[note]]Si tu ne viens pas à Lagardère, Lagardère ira à toi !
9th Apr '17 9:27:25 AM nombretomado
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* In RogerZelazny's ''Jack of Shadows'', the eponymous character spouts off with this (literally true) gem: "I am Jack of Shadows! Shadowjack the Thief! I was beheaded in Igles and rose again in the Dung Pits of Glyve. I duped the lord of High Dudgeon in his keep and took his prize and pride. I am the prisoner in the jewel. I am the breaker of the Compact. I drank the blood of a vampire and ate a stone. So beware, all those who love the Lord of Bats or loathe me, for I have named myself Jack of Shadows!"

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* In RogerZelazny's Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Jack of Shadows'', the eponymous character spouts off with this (literally true) gem: "I am Jack of Shadows! Shadowjack the Thief! I was beheaded in Igles and rose again in the Dung Pits of Glyve. I duped the lord of High Dudgeon in his keep and took his prize and pride. I am the prisoner in the jewel. I am the breaker of the Compact. I drank the blood of a vampire and ate a stone. So beware, all those who love the Lord of Bats or loathe me, for I have named myself Jack of Shadows!"
1st Apr '17 9:41:36 PM krinsbez
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* John Carter offers to battle all comers with "bare hands, short sword, or long sword" in ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Gods of Mars]]'' by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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* John Carter offers to battle all comers with "bare hands, short sword, or long sword" in From ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Gods of Mars]]'' by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs.
--> '''John Carter:''' "I am a citizen of two worlds; Captain John Carter of Virginia, Prince of the House of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium. Take this man to your goddess, as I have said, and tell her too, that as I have done to Xodar and Thurid, so also can I do to the mightiest of her Dators. With naked hands, with long-sword or with short-sword, I challenge the flower of her fighting-men to combat."
16th Mar '17 8:37:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric shows off his new confidence by throwing out one of these after defeating an academic mage in mercenary style, "leave the battlefield to the professionals, schoolboy."

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric shows off his new confidence by throwing out one of these after defeating an academic mage in mercenary style, "leave the battlefield to the professionals, schoolboy."
16th Mar '17 12:39:30 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric shows off his new confidence by throwing out one of these after defeating an academic mage in mercenary style, "leave the battlefield to the professionals, schoolboy."
15th Mar '17 5:11:15 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Kaladin gets a pretty epic one near the end of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. [[spoiler:"The wind is mine. The sky is mine. They have been mine since childhood. You are the trespasser here. Not me."]]
1st Mar '17 11:50:50 PM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': Before their battle Kamous asks Rostam, "What is your name? Who shall weep for your headless body?!!" to which Rostam replies, "My mother named me Your Death! Fate made the hammer that smashes your helmet(/head)!!!"

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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': is full of these.
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Before their battle Kamous asks Rostam, "What is your name? Who shall weep for your headless body?!!" to which Rostam replies, "My mother named me Your Death! Fate made me the hammer that smashes your helmet(/head)!!!"helmet(/skull)!!!"
** A decidedly tragic example is when Sohrab delivers one to his opponent as he lies dying:
-->''Whether you become a fish in the sea,\\
Or fade into the darkness of night,\\
Or If you become a twinkle in the starry sky,\\
And forsake the earth all together,\\
My father will come seeking vengeance,\\
When he learns, my bed is in the ground!\\
Of all these warriors present,\\
One will bring the news to Rostam,\\
That ‘your son Sohrab is stricken down’\\
Then he will come looking for you!!!''
** The irony is of course, he is saying all this to his father Rostam.
26th Feb '17 2:23:15 AM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'':Before their battle Kamous asks Rostam, "What is your name? Who shall weep for your headless body?!!" to which Rostam replies, "My mother named me Your Death! Fate made the hammer that smashes your helmet(/head)!!!"

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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'':Before ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': Before their battle Kamous asks Rostam, "What is your name? Who shall weep for your headless body?!!" to which Rostam replies, "My mother named me Your Death! Fate made the hammer that smashes your helmet(/head)!!!"
26th Feb '17 2:20:57 AM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'':Before their battle Kamous asks Rostam, "What is your name? Who shall weep for your headless body?!!" to which Rostam replies, "My mother named me Your Death! Fate made the hammer that smashes your helmet(/head)!!!"
18th Feb '17 7:45:06 PM MWAB
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* Kvothe of ''[[Literature/TheNameOfTheWind The Kingkiller Chronicle]]'':
-->"I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. [[DeadpanSnarker You may have heard of me]].

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* Kvothe of ''[[Literature/TheNameOfTheWind *''[[Literature/TheNameOfTheWind The Kingkiller Chronicle]]'':
** Kvothe:
-->"I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. [[DeadpanSnarker You may have heard of me]]."
** Bast's threat to Chronicler is a long one, ending with the lines:
--> "You are an educated man. You know there are no such things as demons. There is only my kind. You are not wise enough to fear me as I should be feared. You do not know the first note of the music that moves me."
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