History BadassBookworm / VideoGames

13th Aug '16 12:58:09 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** [[HotScientist Liara]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe T'Soni]] is a rather [[SilkHidingSteel unassuming archaeologist, until you find out]] ''she can kill you [[MindOverMatter with her mind]]''. If the player isn't an Adept, she's the most powerful biotic in the game. [[TookALevelInBadass And that's only in the first game...]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', due to the highly advanced technology of the setting, most people are either this or a GeniusBruiser. Any class reliant upon tech attacks is usually this, as are a few biotics.
** [[HotScientist Liara]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe T'Soni]] is a rather [[SilkHidingSteel unassuming archaeologist, until you find out]] ''she can kill you [[MindOverMatter with her mind]]''. If the player isn't an Adept, she's the most powerful biotic in the game. [[TookALevelInBadass And that's only in the first game...]]]] Made especially awesome when she takes on the Shadow Broker. After noticing what his extremely rare species was and getting him angry enough to overreact, she notices the flaw in his shields and uses her biotics to take him out.



** [[JackOfAllStats Sentinel]] Shepard, having learnt to combine [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]] and [[TheEngineer engineering]] on the battlefield to devestating effect, in addition to their N7 special forces training. How badass is Sentinel Shepard? It's possible to complete the game on Insanity without firing a ''single'' shot. Shepard doesn't ''need'' guns.

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** [[JackOfAllStats Sentinel]] Shepard, having learnt to combine [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]] and [[TheEngineer engineering]] on the battlefield to devestating effect, in addition to their N7 special forces training. How badass is Sentinel Shepard? It's possible to complete the game on Insanity without firing a ''single'' shot. Shepard doesn't ''need'' guns. Engineer Shepard also qualifies, even getting a bonus to research due to their intelligence.
27th Jul '16 9:58:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mia, a [[TheQuietOne soft-spoken]] [[TheMedic professional medic]] with students of her own at an ImprobableAge, sets out to stop the incursion at Mercury Lighthouse as soon as it happens. When that fails, she forces her way into Isaac's group to track down and stop the villains for good, and in ''The Lost Age'' is such a force to be reckoned with that ''[[TheBrute Agatio]] is ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy rightfully]]) afraid of her''.

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** Mia, a [[TheQuietOne soft-spoken]] [[TheMedic professional medic]] with students of her own at an ImprobableAge, sets out to stop the incursion at Mercury Lighthouse as soon as it happens. When that fails, she forces her way into Isaac's group to track down and stop the villains for good, and in ''The Lost Age'' is such a force to be reckoned with that ''[[TheBrute Agatio]] is ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy rightfully]]) (rightfully) afraid of her''.
6th May '16 7:00:41 PM nombretomado
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* Edmund from GaiaOnline got his start as a MadScientist. Then he became a superhero. Then he fought off an AxCrazy vampire hitman... multiple times... These days, he's supposedly retired. Supposedly.

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* Edmund from GaiaOnline Website/GaiaOnline got his start as a MadScientist. Then he became a superhero. Then he fought off an AxCrazy vampire hitman... multiple times... These days, he's supposedly retired. Supposedly.



* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': the Calculator does stuff with math. Stuff like injuring every enemy on the screen. At once. Since the game lets you change classes, ''every one'' of your characters can learn to be a bookworm. Combine this with all the other classes... Badassery out the behind.

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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': the Calculator does stuff with math. Stuff like injuring every enemy on the screen. At once. Since the game lets you change classes, ''every one'' of your characters can learn to be a bookworm. Combine this with all the other classes... Badassery out the behind.



** Nu Mou Scholars in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' use books as their weapons of choice. Seriously, no one expect a short and fragile race like the Nu Mou to be physically strong since they specialize in magic, but Scholars can deal a good amount of physical damage and use spells that hits everyone by just reading from the book. Human Seers also uses books for weapons and their Magick Frenzy ability lets them hit enemies with spells AND the book.

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** Nu Mou Scholars in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' use books as their weapons of choice. Seriously, no one expect a short and fragile race like the Nu Mou to be physically strong since they specialize in magic, but Scholars can deal a good amount of physical damage and use spells that hits everyone by just reading from the book. Human Seers also uses books for weapons and their Magick Frenzy ability lets them hit enemies with spells AND the book.
20th Apr '16 2:29:15 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'', it's possible for the Intellectuals faction to take up arms and attempt to overthrow your regime just as any other faction. You can also become this if you pick "War Hero" or "Professor" as your background and "Scholarly" or "Athletic" as your respective trait.
19th Mar '16 7:03:00 AM Hossmeister
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31st Jan '16 7:25:25 PM Quanyails
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* Series/ResidentEvil: Leon S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Resident Evil 4's]] Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.

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* Series/ResidentEvil: Leon S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Resident Evil 4's]] ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''[='=]s Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.
29th Jan '16 5:27:17 PM Pseudoname
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* Caira of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}''. She has multiple master's degrees, was the youngest team leader of Catalog, and wields a napalm grenade launcher against giant flesh eating monsters. And then once she kills them, she cuts them open and studies them.
** Taken a step further with Kala. Mentioned as being much smarter than Caira, she has a doctorate in Applied Quantum Molecular Biology, won several accolades in the same field, and fights monsters as a member of The Crew.
29th Jan '16 1:32:09 AM jormis29
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* Jaina Proudmoore in ''{{Warcraft}} III'' is actually like this, seeing that she really LIKES studying and declares to be 'in love' with her studies or profession as a mage, since it lets her study a lot.
** As of the writing of this contribution, Discipline Priests, who also count as BadassPreacher.

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* Jaina Proudmoore in ''{{Warcraft}} III'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' is actually like this, seeing that she really LIKES studying and declares to be 'in love' with her studies or profession as a mage, since it lets her study a lot.
** As of the writing of this contribution, Discipline Priests, Priests from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', who also count as BadassPreacher.
2nd Jan '16 6:48:39 PM Doug86
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** Most famous the main protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman, who only gets to show off his scientific expertise by performing the tasks of a lowly lab technician, but [[AllInTheManual according to the manual]], he just returned to America from his last university job in Europe and got his now employment in probably one of the worlds biggest and most secret research facilities. On the badass side, he kills hundreds of alien soldiers and monsters in the span of three days and travels to an alien dimension to kill an EldritchAbomination with machine guns, laser rifles, and rocket launchers.

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** Most famous the main protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman, who only gets to show off his scientific expertise by performing the tasks of a lowly lab technician, but [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]], he just returned to America from his last university job in Europe and got his now employment in probably one of the worlds biggest and most secret research facilities. On the badass side, he kills hundreds of alien soldiers and monsters in the span of three days and travels to an alien dimension to kill an EldritchAbomination with machine guns, laser rifles, and rocket launchers.
25th Dec '15 11:52:34 PM Doug86
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* Daniel Dankovski from {{Pathologic}} is a world-famous pathophysiologist, but he is also an excellent sniper and sharpshooter, and he is very strong at knife- and fist- fight.

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* Daniel Dankovski from {{Pathologic}} ''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'' is a world-famous pathophysiologist, but he is also an excellent sniper and sharpshooter, and he is very strong at knife- and fist- fight.
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