History BadassBookworm / Literature

24th Sep '16 4:22:57 AM Anddrix
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* Jace Wayland from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is very knowledgeable of classical literature and very talented at killing demons.
** This is particularly true for Simon Lewis. He shows early in the story, that he is anything but useless, even if he has no special powers, because he is not only courageous, but also [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSmartGuy really smart]]. Later in the story he is, however, turned into a vampire, and shortly thereafter a "Daywalker". As such, he is at least as strong as the average shadowhunter, if not more, and can himself be proved in the fighting.
*** At the end of the story he loses his special forces by the power of a fallen angel again. However, he is soon after transformed in a shadowhunter. Thus he is not as strong as he was as a vampire, but qualifies still for this.

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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
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Jace Wayland from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is very knowledgeable of classical literature and very talented at killing demons.
%% ** This is particularly true for Simon Lewis. He shows early in the story, that he is anything but useless, even if he has no special powers, because he is not only courageous, but also [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSmartGuy [[TheSmartGuy really smart]]. Later in the story he is, however, turned into a vampire, and shortly thereafter a "Daywalker". As such, he is at least as strong as the average shadowhunter, if not more, and can himself be proved in the fighting.
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fighting. At the end of the story he loses his special forces by the power of a fallen angel again. However, he is soon after transformed in a shadowhunter. Thus he is not as strong as he was as a vampire, but qualifies still for this.
24th Sep '16 4:14:26 AM HistoryGeekInTown
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* In ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'', Lucy Fitzmartin is, in her own words, "weak and pale". However, she is a superb writer, so colorful and persuasive, that she could sell snow to the Inuits (and pro-German views to WW1 survivors...).
8th Sep '16 3:10:04 PM Grayfox
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** This is particularly true for Simon Lewis. He shows early in the story, that he is anything but useless, even if he has no special powers, because he is not only courageous, but also really smart. Later in the story he is, however, turned into a vampire, and shortly thereafter a "Daywalker". As such, he is at least as strong as the average shadowhunter, if not more, and can himself be proved in the fighting.

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** This is particularly true for Simon Lewis. He shows early in the story, that he is anything but useless, even if he has no special powers, because he is not only courageous, but also [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSmartGuy really smart.smart]]. Later in the story he is, however, turned into a vampire, and shortly thereafter a "Daywalker". As such, he is at least as strong as the average shadowhunter, if not more, and can himself be proved in the fighting.
8th Sep '16 3:08:52 PM Grayfox
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** This is particularly true for Simon Lewis. He shows early in the story, that he is anything but useless, even if he has no special powers, because he is not only courageous, but also really smart. Later in the story he is, however, turned into a vampire, and shortly thereafter a "Daywalker". As such, he is at least as strong as the average shadowhunter, if not more, and can himself be proved in the fighting.
*** At the end of the story he loses his special forces by the power of a fallen angel again. However, he is soon after transformed in a shadowhunter. Thus he is not as strong as he was as a vampire, but qualifies still for this.
24th Aug '16 9:38:38 PM nombretomado
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* All the wizards in ''TheBlackCompany'' fall into this category, especially the Taken. The setting averts SquishyWizard, hard. One particular Taken has a building collapsed on him and survives without permanent damage. A later scene has a single Taken fighting off his attackers while outnumbered five to one and treating the severing of his right arm as little more than an inconvenience. It's noted that a different Taken eschews physical weaponry entirely, knowing that his sorcerous talents afford all the protection he needs. Bonegnasher is another Taken, a OneSceneWonder who is described as a giant man who is shown fighting his foes by tearing them to pieces ''with his bare hands.''
** Croaker himself probably counts, as well. What time he doesn't spend writing the Company's annals, patching up the wounded, or studying ancient documents, he spends either playing cards or fighting on the front lines (despite being in his forties by the start of the second book, though he notes that he prefers to be an archer who's out of the thick of the fighting by then.).

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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'':
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All the wizards in ''TheBlackCompany'' fall into this category, especially the Taken. The setting averts SquishyWizard, hard. One particular Taken has a building collapsed on him and survives without permanent damage. A later scene has a single Taken fighting off his attackers while outnumbered five to one and treating the severing of his right arm as little more than an inconvenience. It's noted that a different Taken eschews physical weaponry entirely, knowing that his sorcerous talents afford all the protection he needs. Bonegnasher is another Taken, a OneSceneWonder who is described as a giant man who is shown fighting his foes by tearing them to pieces ''with his bare hands.''
** Croaker himself probably counts, as well.counts. What time he doesn't spend writing the Company's annals, patching up the wounded, or studying ancient documents, he spends either playing cards or fighting on the front lines (despite being in his forties by the start of the second book, though he notes that he prefers to be an archer who's out of the thick of the fighting by then.).
23rd Aug '16 8:25:45 AM Jasin_Moridin
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** Not to mention Jasnah Kholin, the BadassPrincess that Shallan is seeking in the beginning of the series and finds herself apprenticed to. An iconoclastic scholar [[spoiler: who can and will [[BalefulPolymorph turn you into fire]] if you threaten her.]]

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** Not to mention Also, Jasnah Kholin, the BadassPrincess that Shallan is seeking in the beginning of the series and finds herself apprenticed to. An iconoclastic scholar [[spoiler: who can and will [[BalefulPolymorph turn you into fire]] if you threaten her.]]
23rd Aug '16 8:24:22 AM Jasin_Moridin
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** Not to mention Jasnah Kholin, the BadassPrincess that Shallan is seeking in the beginning of the series and finds herself apprenticed to. An iconoclastic scholar [[spoiler: who can and will [[BalefulPolymorph turn you into fire]] if you threaten her.]]
23rd Aug '16 6:09:03 AM Jasin_Moridin
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** Not to mention his father, also an ecologist, mentioned in the appendix as having impressed the Fremen in the first place by immediately killing some Harkonnen flunkies that were threatening them, using a weapon that's described identically to an [[AssassinsCreed Assassin's Hidden Blade]].
30th Jul '16 12:53:46 PM nombretomado
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* Brandark Brandarkson from the ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series is another DavidWeber example. Brandark grew up in a place where literacy or any sort of education was considered a sign of weakness. Therefore, the only way he could survive as a bookworm was to be so badass he could beat up anyone else in his clan.

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* Brandark Brandarkson from the ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series is another DavidWeber David Weber example. Brandark grew up in a place where literacy or any sort of education was considered a sign of weakness. Therefore, the only way he could survive as a bookworm was to be so badass he could beat up anyone else in his clan.
25th Jul '16 1:21:12 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/LoisMcmasterBujold's {{Literature/Chalion}} series, in the first book stars Cazaril, who is a BrokenBird and tutor to the Royesse Isselle and her handmaiden, who wants nothing more than a quiet life, a chance to read and perhaps write undistinguished poetry. He's also a former soldier who has marched the length of his nation and back again in a series of wars that have drained it and left him betrayed and sold to the galleys for two years, making him a deadly TheDeterminator CombatPragmatist who will stop at ''nothing'' to protect and serve "his ladies".

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* In Creator/LoisMcmasterBujold's {{Literature/Chalion}} series, in the first book ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'' stars Cazaril, who is a BrokenBird and tutor to the Royesse Isselle and her handmaiden, who wants nothing more than a quiet life, a chance to read and perhaps write undistinguished poetry. He's also a former soldier who has marched the length of his nation and back again in a series of wars that have drained it and left him betrayed and sold to the galleys for two years, making him a deadly TheDeterminator CombatPragmatist who will stop at ''nothing'' to protect and serve "his ladies".
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