History BadassBookworm / LiveActionFilms

19th Mar '18 7:41:29 AM siberia82
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** Charles Xavier is an Oxford graduate as shown in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', with a doctorate in genetics. He single-handedly prevents the Third World War with some quick thinking and telepathy; he blows up the vessel which was commandeered by the Hellfire Club through a Soviet officer on another warship. Later, he [[spoiler:holds a telepathic link in order to immobilise Shaw while Magneto pushes a coin through Sebastian's skull. Charles feels ''everything'', but he doesn't let go of the connection despite the agony he experiences.]]

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** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier Xavier]] is an Oxford graduate as shown in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', with a doctorate in genetics. He single-handedly prevents the Third World War with some quick thinking and telepathy; he blows up the vessel which was commandeered by the Hellfire Club through a Soviet officer on another warship. Later, he [[spoiler:holds a telepathic link in order to immobilise Shaw while Magneto pushes a coin through Sebastian's skull. Charles feels ''everything'', but he doesn't let go of the connection despite the agony he experiences.]]
14th Feb '18 1:33:49 AM academicgangster
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* Richard Kimble in ''Film/TheFugitive'', a quiet nerd who ends up giving the ''US Marshals'' a hell of a chase.
26th Nov '17 12:39:19 PM bweb
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* BallOfFire has a group of scholars writing a new set of encyclopedias square off against mob thugs to rescue a gangster's moll. One professor even reads a book on boxing moments before the brawl, and after correcting for practical experience vs. theory, mops the floor with his opponent.
9th Jun '17 9:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* WillSmith's character in ''Film/IAmLegend''. A brilliant research scientist who also kicks zombie ass. Handwaved by the fact he's also [[ColonelBadass an Army Lieutenant Colonel]].

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* WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's character in ''Film/IAmLegend''. A brilliant research scientist who also kicks zombie ass. Handwaved by the fact he's also [[ColonelBadass an Army Lieutenant Colonel]].
22nd Mar '17 3:39:29 PM Az_Tech341
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** On the subject of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, Loki is a villainous example. He's often overshadowed by [[DumbMuscle Thor's]] combat prowess, but he is a very formidable warrior in his own right, able to take down multiple assailants in seconds with only a dagger.
22nd Mar '17 3:37:03 PM Az_Tech341
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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.
19th Jan '17 9:12:04 PM luord
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* Heavily implied with Roxy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. She is [[BrainyBrunette very smart]] and was able to survive from drowning by understanding that [[ItMakesSenseInContext putting shower heads in the toilets]] would make breathing easier.

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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
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Heavily implied with Roxy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. Roxy. She is [[BrainyBrunette very smart]] and was able to survive from drowning by understanding that [[ItMakesSenseInContext putting shower heads in the toilets]] would make breathing easier. easier.
** Merlin is primarily Kingsman's MissionControl as well as the one in charge of overseeing the training of new recruits. He's still more than able to hold his own against quite a few of Valentine's mooks.
7th Jan '17 8:59:55 AM nombretomado
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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.

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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.
10th Dec '16 8:59:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his]] {{badass}}ness and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.

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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his]] {{badass}}ness his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.
29th Oct '16 5:14:30 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Louden Trott from ''Film/WhosThatGirl'' is a tax attorney with fencing skills, which he uses twice in the film -- once against a murderous criminal by [[ImprovisedWeapon using a car antenna as a fencing weapon]], and another time against the BigBad Simon Worthington by using a saber.
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