History BadassBoast / Literature

30th May '17 4:50:50 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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-->"Then Samson said, "With a ass's [[BadWithTheBone jawbone]] I have made asses of them. With a ass's jawbone I have killed a thousand men."

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-->"Then Samson said, "With a an ass's [[BadWithTheBone jawbone]] I have made asses of them. With a an ass's jawbone I have killed a thousand men."
8th May '17 6:21:26 AM Theharbo
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** The Star Wars universe will ''never'' be rid of the [[ProudWarriorRace Mandalorians]], why? Well, in the words of Mandalore the destroyer:
--> ''"Here's why you can't exterminate us,'' aruetii''. We're not huddled in one place we span the galaxy. We need no lords or leaders so you can't destroy our command. We can live without technology so we can fight with our bare hands. We have no species or bloodline so we can rebuild our ranks with others who want to join us. We're more than just a people or an army, aruetii. We're a culture. We're an idea. And you can't kill ideas but we can certainly kill you."''
7th May '17 3:03:57 PM Discar
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** "I speak for Mars" is, itself, a boast. A Hand of the Mage-King has the full authority of the Mage-King outside of Mars, and thus literally the most powerful people on whatever planet they happen to be standing on at the time. They are perfectly within their rights to slaughter half a planet's population to save the other half, though of course they rarely do so.

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** "I speak for Mars" is, itself, a boast. A Hand of the Mage-King has the full authority of the Mage-King outside of Mars, and are thus literally the most powerful people on whatever planet they happen to be standing on at the time. They are perfectly within their rights to slaughter half a planet's population to save the other half, though of course they rarely do so.
7th May '17 3:02:57 PM Discar
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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. [[BewareTheNiceOnes You will surrender or you will be destroyed.]]"''

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* ''Literature/StarshipsMage'':
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Damien from ''Literature/StarshipsMage'' Montgomery is a small and quiet young man, but by the beginning of [[Literature/HandOfMars the second book, 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 --->'''Damien:''' 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.]]"''
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** "I speak for Mars" is, itself, a boast. A Hand of the Mage-King has the full authority of the Mage-King outside of Mars, and thus literally the most powerful people on whatever planet they happen to be standing on at the time. They are perfectly within their rights to slaughter half a planet's population to save the other half, though of course they rarely do so.
--->'''Damien:''' No one on this planet really understands what it means for a Hand to go to war.
7th May '17 2:58:04 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/PromiseOfBlood'' by Brian [=McClellan=], we have these gems.
--> '''Tamas:''' ''The age of kings is dead, Adamat, and I have killed it.''
** A line so badass they put it on the cover of the book.
--> '''Tamas:''' ''My son lies at death's door. My wife is long dead, and many of my friends have joined her. I have nothing left to inspire compassion in me. I will meet Ipille's forces at the Gates of Wasal. I will shove them back. I will route them into Kez and burn my way to Ipille's door. I will confront Kresimir and I will teach him about justice.''
** Just so you'll know, Kresimir is a [[PhysicalGod god.]]

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* In ''Literature/PromiseOfBlood'' by Brian [=McClellan=], we have these gems.
--> '''Tamas:''' ''The age of kings is dead, Adamat, and I have killed it.''
''Literature/ThePowderMageTrilogy'':
** ''Literature/PromiseOfBlood'':
***
A line so badass they put it on the cover of the book.
--> ----> '''Tamas:''' ''My The age of kings is dead, Adamat, and I have killed it.
*** Near the very end of the book.
----> '''Tamas:''' My
son lies at death's door. My wife is long dead, and many of my friends have joined her. I have nothing left to inspire compassion in me. I will meet Ipille's forces at the Gates of Wasal. I will shove them back. I will route them into Kez and burn my way to Ipille's door. I will confront Kresimir [[PhysicalGod Kresimir]] and I will teach him about justice.''
justice.
** Just ''Literature/TheAutumnRepublic'':
*** When Cheris is arrested for [[spoiler:trying to kill Ricard]], with plenty of incontrovertible evidence that she was behind it, she is put in the most secure prison in the world, and she gets a blase boast. [[spoiler:Turns out she's half of the god Brude,
so you'll know, Kresimir is this boast was not just her being a [[PhysicalGod SmugSnake]].
---->'''Cheris:''' See you in a few weeks, Inspector.
*** When Taniel meets his third god and threatens to kill him.
---->'''Brude:''' You cannot fight a
god.]]\\
'''Taniel:''' Yes I can. Where do you think Ka-Poel got Kresimir's blood?\\
'''Brude:''' ''[suddenly looks worried]''
*** After Brude's plan [[spoiler:to get elected First Minister of Adro fails, Cheris blows up the prison and calmly floats out]].
---->'''Brude:''' You should have taken the deal.
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."
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