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19th Oct '16 11:32:48 AM Dere
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* Mr. Satan / Hercule in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. All the showboating aside, he is the best non-superpowered fighter on the planet and won the World Martial Arts tournament fair and square (since none of the superhumans competed that year). His strength is nothing compared to the Z Fighters and their foes, but no other human could match him...except for his daughter Videl, who not only surpasses him in strength but learned the Z Fighters' flying technique from Gohan.

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* Mr. Satan / Hercule in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. All the showboating aside, he is the best non-superpowered fighter on the planet and won the World Martial Arts tournament fair and square (since none of the superhumans competed that year). His strength is nothing compared to the Z Fighters and their foes, but no other non-superpowered human could match him...except for his daughter Videl, who not only surpasses him in strength but learned the Z Fighters' flying technique from Gohan.him.
18th Oct '16 9:47:49 AM Ramidel
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** The same, shockingly, applies to none other than ''[[spoiler:Kamina!]]'' WordOfGod states he has very little access to Spiral Energy, yet is capable to fight toe to toe with dangerous adversaries [[spoiler:because he's able to draw energy from Simon's endless pool of Spiral Energy]]. Arguably, this makes him ''even more awesome'' than he already was!
29th Sep '16 9:54:51 PM Scienda
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* Togusa from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' stands out less for being a badass than for being normal. He got selected for one of the worlds most elite counter-terrorism made up from cyborgs as a simple street cop with almost no augmentations except for the ubiquous BrainComputerInterface. While not being able to keep up with the other members of the team in foor chases or hand to hand combat, he was requested specifically by the units leader, though she never told anyone why. Though he does do a very good job at [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul reminding the cyborgs]] [[WorthLivingFor why they are fighting terrorism and corruption]] in the first place.

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* Togusa from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' stands out less for being a badass than for being normal. He got selected for one of the worlds most elite counter-terrorism made up from cyborgs as a simple street cop with almost no augmentations except for the ubiquous BrainComputerInterface. While not being able to keep up with the other members of the team in foor foot chases or hand to hand combat, he was requested specifically by the units leader, though she never told anyone why. Though he does do a very good job at [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul reminding the cyborgs]] [[WorthLivingFor why they are fighting terrorism and corruption]] in the first place.
3rd Aug '16 12:11:52 AM whereismytea
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* While several of the characters in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' are immortal beings that have drank the elixir of life, many of the most amazing fights and other feats are performed by completely normal humans such as Claire Stanfield, Chane Laforet, Jacuzzi Splot, and Ladd Russo.
** It's worth pointing out, however, that Ladd is AxCrazy and Claire thinks he ''is'' immortal.
** In the light novels, Claire takes this trope even further - [[spoiler:he manages to best a ''vampire'' in a fight.]] The author of the novels has even stated that, if such a situation were to come up, Claire would be able to win against all of the many characters in the series with little effort; the reason the author plans to avoid such a fight is simply because should Claire be pitted against the rest of the cast, the story would come to a swift and uninteresting end. What's more, [[spoiler:at the age of 90, Claire - still a mortal - continues his eccentric activities, traveling around the world and locating treasures ''merely to impress Chane.'']]
** The light novels themselves note that the only character that ''might'' match up against Claire in a fight is Ronnie Schiatto. [[spoiler:The resident ''demon/{{eldritch abomination}}'']] has trouble fighting Claire Stanfield.



* ''Manga/BlackClover'': [[TheHero Asta]] qualifies. He was born with absolutely no magical powers. To compensate, he spent several years TrainingFromHell in-order to fight. However, when he is easily defeated by a mage,he becomes an EmpoweredBadassNormal after he receives his glimore which grants him Anti-Magic.



* Captain Bravo from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' would seem to fit this trope. Although he does have a kakugane, it is simply a metal shield, however he is able to destroy the ground and kill people with a single punch, pull out of a spinning kick in mid air, etc.



* ''Manga/BlackClover'': [[TheHero Asta]] qualifies. He was born with absolutely no magical powers. To compensate, he spent several years TrainingFromHell in-order to fight. However, when he is easily defeated by a mage,he becomes an EmpoweredBadassNormal after he receives his glimore which grants him Anti-Magic.



* Rosette from the ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' manga is the only one in her group that doesn't have any magical or spiritual energy, just some [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells special bullets]], but she's still ''easily'' the biggest badass of her group. She's defeated countless demons with powers that make them much stronger than her, and in the final volume even [[spoiler:shoots the horn on her brother's head]], even though those horns give him superhuman speed and strength and the ability to stop time. All this while a demon is [[DeadlyUpgrade draining away her soul]] to supply his power. In the anime she eventually undergoes {{Chickification}}, but still manages to have some badass moments.



*** By following the above example, Lulu would have counted...at least until halfway through the first episode.
* Kinagase Tsumugu from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' will smoke anywhere he wants. And he can keep up and out match any Life-Fiber powered pig in human clothing. Unfortunately, he undergoes BadassDecay as the series goes on and becomes less and less effective [[CantCatchUp as the life fiber uniforms just get too powerful.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Almost all of the named fighters without [[GreenRocks Devil Fruit]] powers are this.
** In the crew of the main protagonists, [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[BloodKnight Zoro]] are proud owners of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s. [[LovableCoward Usopp]]'s durability is easily superhuman, and he's yet to meet an equal in marksmanship and sniping, but otherwise he's nothing special, getting by on ingenuity and smarts rather than just hitting his opponents till they stop getting up ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pmnhg_n78E except for Choo in the Arlong arc]]). Nami likewise possesses no notable physical abilities, relying on her [[WeatherControlMachine Clima-Tact]] weapon to see her through battles with massively powerful superhumans.
*** As a frame of reference for Usopp's ingenuity, [[spoiler:he fights Luffy at one point. Even though Luffy was holding back, that scene makes it clear that Usopp is truly badass; he gave TheHero a run for his money while he was in a freaking full-body cast.]]
** Vivi didn't seem all that impressive next to the Straw Hat crew, but she did make it to a single-digit agent in Baroque Works, armed only with sharp pieces of jewelry on lengths of string...and [[AlmightyJanitor probably undersold her abilities]], too.
*** Not only did she make it to single digits, but during the climax of the Alabasta Arc, she singlehandedly defeated the Mr. 7 team, while she was only ranked as part of the Mr. 9 team while she was infiltrating Baroque Works.
** Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, seems to have no Devil Fruit Powers. Likewise, Silvers Rayleigh, the ''first mate of Gold Roger'', is shown swimming at one point (indicating he doesn't have a Devil Fruit) and can fight against an Admiral despite being [[RetiredBadass retired]] as a pirate for twenty years. Did we mention that the sea he was swimming in was infested with [[SeaMonster Sea Kings]], which are usually hostile and about fifty times the size of the average human?
** Shanks is a HandicappedBadass, able to cross blades with [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] and walking away. And before he lost his arm, he was once rivals with ''Mihawk'', the world's greatest swordsman, who had sought him out for fights.
*** Haki too.
*** The very first chapter of the manga (the second episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.
** On the Marines' side, there's Luffy's BadassGrandpa, [[spoiler:former]] Vice Admiral Garp. The guy has no Devil Fruit powers whatsoever, but was offered the position of ''Admiral'', a position usually occupied by NighInvulnerable people who won the SuperpowerLottery, several times, but denied, thinking Vice Admiral was enough.
*** Zephyr from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'' does not have any powers except for Haki (which everyone Vice Admiral or up possess) and a mechanical arm, which he can fight just fine without. He '''was''' an Admiral in his youth, before losing his normal arm, meaning he was in the same position as Garp, but accepted. He is incredibly badass.
** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.
* Hugue de Watteau from ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is characterized as being the only ordinary human in the main cast who can stand his ground and actually persevere in a fight against vampires, a proficiency stemming only from extreme training and fitness and reflexes honed to perfection.
** Hugue is not entirely normal ([[spoiler:he's got ArtificialLimbs]]). A better example would be Leon Garcia de Asturias aka "Dandylion".
* Gareki from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' is one; his sharpshooting skills are well-honed and exceedingly better than a top fighter of their nation's ultimate defense organization, Circus. Even when he acknowledges that his abilities are far inferior to that of those who own a Circus I.D., he is able to hold his own with a gun (that he's not actually allowed to have on him) next to the said top fighter in a fight against two psychos.
* Nenene Sumiragawa from the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' TV series is one of the only normal humans in the series. However, she is the strongest-willed, and dealing with her leads to the fall of not one, but two [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Conspiracies]]. As a popular and talented author in the world of the series, her ability to write is itself something of a "superpower".
** In both the OVA and TV series, Drake Anderson is able to defeat several superpowered beings using only his army training and machinery.
* Mireille Bouquet is one of the best assassins in the world, but compared to the rest of the cast of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is mundane. However, [[spoiler:[[ScrewDestiny her refusal to bend]] ultimately brings down an AncientConspiracy (or at least, one branch of it)]].
* Natsuko Aki in ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]'' inspires Cutey Honey to fight, after laying siege to a villain's hideout with just the artillery on her back and sheer guts.
* The "Nanaya Shiki" of [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Melty Blood]]. He's kinda like a fake copy of the protagonist and therefore does not possess the eyes that can potentially kill anything. Doesn't stop him from doing what he does best though.
* Kiyone in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.
* Nicholas D Wolfwood of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. At least in the anime, he was just a regular if not well trained guy with a really big gun. Despite this he's able to go head to head with large groups of angry thugs, a killer robot and was at least Vash's equal in a quick draw tournament. Averted in the manga where he gained his abilities through a chemical regimen.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** In the original TV series, Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room. In the OVA Hellsing Ultimate, she also strongarms the Iscariot, a group of specially trained {{Church Militant}}s who absolutely hate and oppose Hellsing Organization, into lighting her cigarette and protecting her instead of taking her into custody by sheer force of personality. And cuts down a Nazi vampire with nothing but a sword. She is also the master of Alucard, ''the'' original vampire, and he will only answer to her.
** Captain Pickman, a minor character only featured in the TV anime and not until the very last episodes, was the last of the Hellsing Redshirts when they were led into an trap at the Tower of London. Despite every single other Redshirt having been violently killed, he continued to fight at the side of Alucard with surprising success [[spoiler:until a enemy offscreen mortally wounds him, and requests Alucard to kill him so he would die as a human.]]
** Ultimate has Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese mercenaries. In a WorldOfBadass filled with superpowered priests, Nazi vampires and literally {{Dracula}}, he has no powers to speak of except for his combat experience. His claim to this trope was to simply use military tactics, which successfully held off a major Nazi vampire attack and wiped out 80% of their troops.
* Genjyo Sanzo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is the only full human in his quest party and his main weapon, a small handgun, seems to be devoid of special magic. DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR BEING A PUSHOVER. He is an ''extremely'' good shot, a skillful strategist, and could best adult men at hand-to-hand martial arts by the time he was 14. They don't give you a [[PaperTalisman [=sutra=]]] just for chanting pretty words.
* Togusa from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' stands out less for being a badass than for being normal. He got selected for one of the worlds most elite counter-terrorism made up from cyborgs as a simple street cop with almost no augmentations except for the ubiquous BrainComputerInterface. While not being able to keep up with the other members of the team in foor chases or hand to hand combat, he was requested specifically by the units leader, though she never told anyone why. Though he does do a very good job at [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul reminding the cyborgs]] [[WorthLivingFor why they are fighting terrorism and corruption]] in the first place.
** It is worth noting that while it's never specifically stated as ''the'' reason, it becomes apparent that Togusa provides a different perspective for the group, especially in his detective training (the Major mentions offhandedly as much in the first episode). In the first season, he's the one who makes most of major breakthroughs logically in the case.

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*** By following the above example, Lulu would have counted...at least * Hei from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a Badass Normal until halfway through the first episode.
* Kinagase Tsumugu
end of [[PhlebotinumWar Heaven's War]], when [[spoiler:he ended up with his sister's Contractor powers]]. As a ''[[ChildSoldiers teenager]]'' who had nothing more to go on than ninjutsu, he still managed to earn the nickname "[[RedBaron The Black Reaper]]" from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' will smoke anywhere he wants. taking down so many Contractors.
**
And later get BroughtDownToBadass [[BroughtDownToNormal having lost his contractor powers]].
* Mr. Satan / Hercule in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. All the showboating aside,
he can keep up is the best non-superpowered fighter on the planet and out won the World Martial Arts tournament fair and square (since none of the superhumans competed that year). His strength is nothing compared to the Z Fighters and their foes, but no other human could match any Life-Fiber powered pig him...except for his daughter Videl, who not only surpasses him in human clothing. Unfortunately, strength but learned the Z Fighters' flying technique from Gohan.
** It should also be noted that
he undergoes BadassDecay managed to persuade the series' final BigBad, an EldritchAbomination that Goku had trouble with when he was going all-out, to do a HeelFaceTurn. And when the evil side of that character manifested itself, he played a crucial role in destroying it. There's also the fact that he is the only human—strike that, the only ''protagonist,'' to never die in a series where AnyoneCanDie.
*** Assuming the punching machine at the 25th World Martial Arts tournament use the same units
as the series goes on and becomes less and less effective [[CantCatchUp as the life fiber uniforms scouter, Hercule's power level is only two short of [[BadassGrandpa Master Roshi]]. Make of that what you will.
* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]] doesn't have any SuperStrength, KGB training, [[DarkIsEdgy control over darkness]], or a HiveMind army like some characters: he's
just get too powerful.a kid that's really good at street fighting. [[OneManArmy Really,]] ''[[OneManArmy really]]'' [[OneManArmy good at it.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Almost all ** Izaya is an even better example as he can go toe to toe with said people of abilities he lacks above and LIVE!
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has soldiers that are mostly mooks that stand no chance against
the named fighters without [[GreenRocks Devil Fruit]] powers are this.
** In the crew of the main protagonists, [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[BloodKnight Zoro]] are proud owners of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s. [[LovableCoward Usopp]]'s durability is easily superhuman, and he's yet to meet an equal
super powered diclonius unless in marksmanship and sniping, but otherwise he's nothing special, getting by on ingenuity and smarts rather than just hitting his opponents till they stop getting up ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pmnhg_n78E large numbers; except for Choo in Bando who is a Badass Normal that puts up a good fight whenever he can get the Arlong arc]]). Nami likewise possesses no notable physical abilities, relying on her [[WeatherControlMachine Clima-Tact]] weapon to see her through battles chance to. [[spoiler:Despite being augmented with massively powerful superhumans.
*** As a frame of reference
high-tech prosthetics, these are actually still handicaps for Usopp's ingenuity, [[spoiler:he fights Luffy at one point. Even though Luffy was holding back, him. He qualifies by being CrazyPrepared in that scene makes it clear he will only face her in an open space on the beach that Usopp is truly badass; he gave TheHero a run keeps clean of debris for his money while he was in a freaking full-body cast.months by patrolling it daily. He is also very ruthless and skilled.]]
** Vivi didn't seem all Several other characters display this trope. [[CombatPRagmatist The Agent]] defeats several Diiclonii [[spoiler: including Lucy]]. The Unknown Man manages to defeat Nana and get the better of Bando [[spoiler: temporarily]]. Even [[TheStoic Kurama]] charged Lucy head on without realizing that impressive next to the Straw Hat crew, but she did make it to a single-digit agent in Baroque Works, armed only with sharp pieces of jewelry on lengths of string...and [[AlmightyJanitor probably undersold her abilities]], too.
*** Not only did she make it to single digits, but during the climax of the Alabasta Arc, she singlehandedly defeated the Mr. 7 team, while she was only ranked as part of the Mr. 9 team while she was infiltrating Baroque Works.
** Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, seems to
had been BroughtDownToNormal.
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', some people
have innate [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation magical weapons]] called Warp Relics. While no Devil Fruit Powers. Likewise, Silvers Rayleigh, the ''first mate of Gold Roger'', is shown swimming at one point (indicating he doesn't have a Devil Fruit) and can fight against an Admiral despite being [[RetiredBadass retired]] as a pirate for twenty years. Did we mention knows what dictates who gets one, it's generally assumed that the sea he was swimming in was infested with [[SeaMonster Sea Kings]], which are usually hostile and about fifty times the size of the average human?
** Shanks is a HandicappedBadass, able to cross blades with [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] and walking away. And before he lost his arm, he was once rivals with ''Mihawk'', the world's greatest swordsman, who had sought him out for fights.
*** Haki too.
*** The very first chapter of the manga (the second episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.
** On the Marines' side, there's Luffy's BadassGrandpa, [[spoiler:former]] Vice Admiral Garp. The guy has no Devil Fruit powers whatsoever, but was offered the position of ''Admiral'', a position usually occupied by NighInvulnerable
people who won the SuperpowerLottery, several times, but denied, thinking Vice Admiral was enough.
*** Zephyr from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'' does not
have any powers except for Haki (which everyone Vice Admiral or up possess) and a mechanical arm, which he can fight just fine them are more powerful than those without. He '''was''' an Admiral in his youth, before losing his normal arm, meaning he was in the same position as Garp, but accepted. He is incredibly badass.
** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.
* Hugue de Watteau from ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is characterized as being the only ordinary human in the main cast who can stand his ground and actually persevere in a fight against vampires, a proficiency stemming only from extreme training and fitness and reflexes honed to perfection.
** Hugue is not entirely normal ([[spoiler:he's got ArtificialLimbs]]). A better example would be Leon Garcia de Asturias aka "Dandylion".
* Gareki from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' is one; his sharpshooting skills are well-honed and exceedingly better
The RebelLeader, Demetrio undercuts these assumptions by kicking more ass than a top fighter of their nation's ultimate defense organization, Circus. Even when he acknowledges that his abilities are far inferior to that of those who own a Circus I.D., he is able to hold his own with a gun (that he's not actually allowed to have on him) next to the said top fighter in a fight against two psychos.
* Nenene Sumiragawa from the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' TV series is one of the only normal humans in the series. However, she is the strongest-willed, and dealing with her leads to the fall of not one, but two [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Conspiracies]]. As a popular and talented author in the world of the series, her ability to write is itself
anybody else, something of a "superpower".
** In both the OVA and TV series, Drake Anderson is able to defeat several superpowered beings using only his army training and machinery.
* Mireille Bouquet is one of the best assassins in the world, but compared to the rest of the cast of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is mundane. However, [[spoiler:[[ScrewDestiny her refusal to bend]] ultimately brings down an AncientConspiracy (or at least, one branch of it)]].
* Natsuko Aki in ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]'' inspires Cutey Honey to fight, after laying siege to a villain's hideout with just the artillery on her back and sheer guts.
* The "Nanaya Shiki" of [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Melty Blood]]. He's kinda like a fake copy of the protagonist and therefore does not possess the eyes that can potentially kill anything. Doesn't stop him from doing what he does best though.
* Kiyone in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.
* Nicholas D Wolfwood of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. At least in the anime, he was just a regular if not well trained guy with a really big gun. Despite this he's able to go head to head with large groups of angry thugs, a killer robot and was at least Vash's equal in a quick draw tournament. Averted in the manga where he gained his abilities through a chemical regimen.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** In the original TV series, Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite
that, being born without a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into Warp Relic, he achieved by hard work. As he points out to Emilio mid-asskicking, it's not about the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room. In weapon you have, it's ''who'' has it.
* Ein and
the OVA Hellsing Ultimate, she also strongarms the Iscariot, a group of specially trained {{Church Militant}}s who absolutely hate and oppose Hellsing Organization, into lighting her cigarette and protecting her instead of taking her into custody by sheer force of personality. And cuts down a Nazi vampire with nothing but a sword. She is also the master of Alucard, ''the'' original vampire, and he will only answer to her.
** Captain Pickman, a minor character only featured in the TV anime and not until the very last episodes, was the last of the Hellsing Redshirts when they were led into an trap at the Tower of London. Despite every single other Redshirt having been violently killed, he continued to fight at the side of Alucard with surprising success [[spoiler:until a enemy offscreen mortally wounds him, and requests Alucard to kill him so he would die as a human.]]
** Ultimate has Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese mercenaries. In a WorldOfBadass filled with superpowered priests, Nazi vampires and literally {{Dracula}}, he has no powers to speak of except for his combat experience. His claim to this trope was to simply use military tactics, which successfully held off a major Nazi vampire attack and wiped out 80% of their troops.
* Genjyo Sanzo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is the only full human in his quest party and his main weapon, a small handgun, seems to be devoid of special magic. DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR BEING A PUSHOVER. He is an ''extremely'' good shot, a skillful strategist, and could best
adult men at hand-to-hand version of Bat from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. While they don't have same [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial arts by training]] as Kenshiro and other martial artists in the time he was 14. They don't give you series, they're capable on holding their own against the bad guys. The two of them working together managed to punch a [[PaperTalisman [=sutra=]]] just for chanting pretty words.
* Togusa from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' stands out less for being a badass than for being normal. He got selected for one
fortress filled with goons to death. Some of the worlds most elite counter-terrorism made up from cyborgs as a simple street cop with almost no augmentations except bad guys, like [[CombatPragmatist Jackal]], may qualify for the ubiquous BrainComputerInterface. While this trope as well. Speaking of [[MadBomber Jackal]], while he did not being able to keep up with receive martial art training like the other members of the team in foor chases or hand to hand combat, he was requested specifically by the units leader, though she never told anyone why. Though he does do a very good job at [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul reminding the cyborgs]] [[WorthLivingFor why they are fighting terrorism and corruption]] in the first place.
** It is worth noting that while it's never specifically stated as ''the'' reason, it becomes apparent that Togusa provides a different perspective for the group, especially in his detective training (the Major mentions offhandedly as much in the first episode). In the first season,
martial artists, he's an expert of manipulating the one who makes environments, people and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamites]], his pragmatism is the reason why he can outlive most of major breakthroughs logically in the case.villains for quite a while and posed as an actual threat to Kenshiro.



* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'':
** In a world containing spirits, gods, and a warrior-prince with a possessed super-powered arm, San is just a girl with a spear, knife, and wolf...who can scale 30-foot walls.
** Lady Eboshi, as a female leader in a patriarchal society, only has intelligence and charisma on her side. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:she's taken on everyone up to and including the god of the forest, and he's the only one who got the best of her. And she ''survives'' that confrontation.]]
* Ein and the adult version of Bat from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. While they don't have same [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial arts training]] as Kenshiro and other martial artists in the series, they're capable on holding their own against the bad guys. The two of them working together managed to punch a fortress filled with goons to death. Some of the bad guys, like [[CombatPragmatist Jackal]], may qualify for this trope as well. Speaking of [[MadBomber Jackal]], while he did not receive martial art training like the other martial artists, he's an expert of manipulating the environments, people and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamites]], his pragmatism is the reason why he can outlive most villains for quite a while and posed as an actual threat to Kenshiro.
* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is an ordinary military officer positioned as TheRival to the eponymous ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl, who is CursedWithAwesome, ImmuneToBullets, sports GunKata, and stacks up {{Theme Music Power Up}}s like no tomorrow. That Limelda survives the show where AnyoneCanDie also speaks a lot about her skills.
* ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'':
** Daisuke Idois likely the only Hunter-Warrior in the Scrapyard who is ''not'' a cyborg.
** Figure 4 - He frequently takes down cyborgs, and often times does it unarmed
* In a school inhabited by super-powered {{Magical Girl}}s, Haruka Suzushiro from ''Anime/MaiHime'' counts, if only for the fact that as the head of Fuuka Academy's Executive Committee, she has a whole legion of students at her direct command, and her utter refusal to take "no" for an answer [[spoiler:even when faced with death after Yukino's CHILD is instantly destroyed by a freshly {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Shizuru, whom she [[WhatTheHellHero chewed out]] and gave a very nasty headbutt just before she disappeared]].
** The most exemplary moment of Haruka's Badass Normal tendencies is during the Searrs invasion where she uses her brute strength to take out a pair of fully armed soldiers... and also kicking one of their ''tanks'' and somehow not breaking her foot. Wow.
* While several of the characters in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' are immortal beings that have drank the elixir of life, many of the most amazing fights and other feats are performed by completely normal humans such as Claire Stanfield, Chane Laforet, Jacuzzi Splot, and Ladd Russo.
** It's worth pointing out, however, that Ladd is AxCrazy and Claire thinks he ''is'' immortal.
** In the light novels, Claire takes this trope even further - [[spoiler:he manages to best a ''vampire'' in a fight.]] The author of the novels has even stated that, if such a situation were to come up, Claire would be able to win against all of the many characters in the series with little effort; the reason the author plans to avoid such a fight is simply because should Claire be pitted against the rest of the cast, the story would come to a swift and uninteresting end. What's more, [[spoiler:at the age of 90, Claire - still a mortal - continues his eccentric activities, traveling around the world and locating treasures ''merely to impress Chane.'']]
** The light novels themselves note that the only character that ''might'' match up against Claire in a fight is Ronnie Schiatto. [[spoiler:The resident ''demon/{{eldritch abomination}}'']] has trouble fighting Claire Stanfield.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most of the characters at the least use some kind of given [[HermeticMagic magic]] or [[KiAttacks Ki]]. But some of them are at least able to touch ground with the more powerful people. Asakura showed sly cleverness -- enough to manipulate anyone in the class -- long before she got her [[spoiler:spying device pactio weapon]]. Kuu Fei in particular was only recently able to properly utilize Ki, and hold her own against the more magically capable opponents. Although she rarely gets placed in a situation where it would become applicable due to her "clueless {{Muggle}}" status, Ayaka also proved herself capable of holding her own in battle during the school trip arc.
** Negi's father also counts; even without his magic [[spoiler:charging into an AntiMagic valley filled with monsters is no problem if his woman is in danger.]]
** Even without magic Evangeline can still kick Grade-A {{Badass}} Setsuna's ass all day with nothing more than [[RazorFloss some string]], iron fans, and 100 years of Aikido practice.
*** However, saying Evangeline is normal is like saying Cthulhu is just a regular guy with really bad acne.
* Rosette from the ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' manga is the only one in her group that doesn't have any magical or spiritual energy, just some [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells special bullets]], but she's still ''easily'' the biggest badass of her group. She's defeated countless demons with powers that make them much stronger than her, and in the final volume even [[spoiler:shoots the horn on her brother's head]], even though those horns give him superhuman speed and strength and the ability to stop time. All this while a demon is [[DeadlyUpgrade draining away her soul]] to supply his power. In the anime she eventually undergoes {{Chickification}}, but still manages to have some badass moments.
* In the anime version of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', Nagisa, despite being a DoggedNiceGuy with little to no knowledge of the {{Masquerade}}, has a few moments of his own... like resisting a spell to immobilize humans, attacking the person responsible and destroying the item he was using to do it, despite being one of [[spoiler:the only two]] normals in the entire cast, simply because Hanon was in pain.

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'':
** In a world containing spirits, gods, and a warrior-prince with a possessed super-powered arm, San is just a girl with a spear, knife, and wolf...who can scale 30-foot walls.
** Lady Eboshi, as a female leader in a patriarchal society, only has intelligence and charisma on her side. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:she's taken on everyone up to and including the god of the forest, and he's the only one who got the best of her. And she ''survives'' that confrontation.]]
* Ein and the adult version of Bat from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. While they don't have same [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial arts training]] as Kenshiro and other martial artists in the series, they're capable on holding their own against the bad guys. The two of them working together managed to punch a fortress filled with goons to death. Some of the bad guys, like [[CombatPragmatist Jackal]], may qualify for this trope as well. Speaking of [[MadBomber Jackal]], while he did not receive martial art training like the other martial artists, he's an expert of manipulating the environments, people and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamites]], his pragmatism is the reason why he can outlive most villains for quite a while and posed as an actual threat to Kenshiro.
* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is an ordinary military officer positioned as TheRival to the eponymous ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl, who is CursedWithAwesome, ImmuneToBullets, sports GunKata, and stacks up {{Theme Music Power Up}}s like no tomorrow. That Limelda survives the show where AnyoneCanDie also speaks a lot about her skills.
* ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'':
** Daisuke Idois likely the only Hunter-Warrior in the Scrapyard who is ''not'' a cyborg.
** Figure 4 - He frequently takes down cyborgs, and often times does it unarmed
* In a school inhabited by super-powered {{Magical Girl}}s, Haruka Suzushiro from ''Anime/MaiHime'' counts, if only for the fact that as the head of Fuuka Academy's Executive Committee, she has a whole legion of students at her direct command, and her utter refusal to take "no" for an answer [[spoiler:even when faced with death after Yukino's CHILD is instantly destroyed by a freshly {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Shizuru, whom she [[WhatTheHellHero chewed out]] and gave a very nasty headbutt just before she disappeared]].
** The most exemplary moment of Haruka's Badass Normal tendencies is during the Searrs invasion where she uses her brute strength to take out a pair of fully armed soldiers... and also kicking one of their ''tanks'' and somehow not breaking her foot. Wow.
* While several of it's emphasized that usually only the characters in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' are immortal beings that have drank the elixir of life, many of the most amazing fights and other feats are performed by completely normal humans such as Claire Stanfield, Chane Laforet, Jacuzzi Splot, and Ladd Russo.
** It's worth pointing out, however, that Ladd is AxCrazy and Claire thinks he ''is'' immortal.
** In the light novels, Claire takes this trope even further - [[spoiler:he manages to best a ''vampire'' in a fight.]] The author of the novels has even stated that, if such a situation were to come up, Claire would be able to win against all of the many characters in the series with little effort; the reason the author plans to avoid such a fight is simply because should Claire be pitted against the rest of the cast, the story would come to a swift and uninteresting end. What's more, [[spoiler:at the age of 90, Claire - still a mortal - continues his eccentric activities, traveling around the world and locating treasures ''merely to impress Chane.'']]
** The light novels themselves note that the only character that ''might'' match up against Claire in a fight is Ronnie Schiatto. [[spoiler:The resident ''demon/{{eldritch abomination}}'']] has trouble fighting Claire Stanfield.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most of the characters at the least use some kind of given [[HermeticMagic magic]] or [[KiAttacks Ki]]. But some of them are at least able to touch ground with the more powerful people. Asakura showed sly cleverness --
smart enough to manipulate anyone in wear the class -- long before she got her [[spoiler:spying device pactio weapon]]. Kuu Fei in particular was [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Hunter suits]] are smart enough to survive a game of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', one of the facts that make Kurono such an utter {{Badass}} is his ability to not only recently able to properly utilize Ki, and hold her own against the more magically capable opponents. Although she rarely gets placed in a situation where it would become applicable due to her "clueless {{Muggle}}" status, Ayaka also proved herself capable of holding her own in battle during the school trip arc.
** Negi's father also counts; even
survive playing without his magic [[spoiler:charging into an AntiMagic valley filled with monsters is no problem if his woman is in danger.]]
** Even without magic Evangeline can still kick Grade-A {{Badass}} Setsuna's ass all day with nothing more than [[RazorFloss some string]], iron fans, and 100 years of Aikido practice.
*** However, saying Evangeline is normal is like saying Cthulhu is just a regular guy with really bad acne.
* Rosette from the ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' manga is the only one in her group that
suit (not by choice, he simply doesn't have any magical or spiritual energy, just some [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells special bullets]], access to it) but she's still ''easily'' the biggest badass of her group. She's defeated countless demons to ''thrive'', regularly scoring more points than players ''wearing'' suits. That, combined with powers that make them much stronger than her, and in the final volume even [[spoiler:shoots time he [[spoiler:killed a gang of vampire assassins with a homemade "sun gun"]], marks him out as the horn on her brother's head]], even though those horns give series ultimate Badass Normal.
** Kaze technically qualities as well, having [[spoiler:killed a few raptors with his bare hands before he gets to the point of wearing his suit.]] Like Kurono, the act of donning the aforementioned Hunter suits puts
him superhuman speed and strength and well above the ability to stop time. All this while a demon is [[DeadlyUpgrade draining away her soul]] to supply his power. In the anime she eventually undergoes {{Chickification}}, but still manages to have some badass moments.
average Gantz participant.
* In the anime version of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', Nagisa, despite Togusa from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' stands out less for being a DoggedNiceGuy with little to no knowledge badass than for being normal. He got selected for one of the {{Masquerade}}, has worlds most elite counter-terrorism made up from cyborgs as a few moments of his own... like resisting a spell to immobilize humans, attacking simple street cop with almost no augmentations except for the person responsible and destroying ubiquous BrainComputerInterface. While not being able to keep up with the item other members of the team in foor chases or hand to hand combat, he was using to requested specifically by the units leader, though she never told anyone why. Though he does do it, despite being one of [[spoiler:the only two]] normals a very good job at [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul reminding the cyborgs]] [[WorthLivingFor why they are fighting terrorism and corruption]] in the entire cast, simply because Hanon was first place.
** It is worth noting that while it's never specifically stated as ''the'' reason, it becomes apparent that Togusa provides a different perspective for the group, especially
in pain.his detective training (the Major mentions offhandedly as much in the first episode). In the first season, he's the one who makes most of major breakthroughs logically in the case.
* Hiro who's {{Deuteragonist}} in ''Anime/GoldenWarriorGoldLightan'' can make dents against robotic mooks with his own bare fists for a boy his age!



* Geronimo from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''. In his first fight, he's just an ordinary person, but manages to not only survive getting crushed and stabbed in the torso, but destroy his opponent by screaming at him, only stopping to make his stopped heart start beating again by reaching into his own chest and massaging it. The fact that he's not even technically a superhero at this point makes this even more amazing. After becoming a superhero, though, he never wins another fight. Apparently, [[GoodIsDumb super powers make you weak]].
* Gourry Gabriev of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. In a show where practically [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards every hero and villain worth their money can fly, cast devastating spells, and create force-fields]], he is the idiot with the sword who somehow manages to hold his own. Sure it's the [[LaserBlade Sword of Light]] ([[spoiler:at least until the end of ''Slayers Try'']]), but still.
** If one reads [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], Gourry's status as this would be subverted or averted, as WordOfGod put out that he ''does'' have dormant - and powerful - magical powers. However, [[IdiotHero because of his faulty memory, he would be unable to memorize spell incantations]], making him rely more on swordplay.
** Jillas qualifies as well: he has no magic ability nor wields a special weapon, but with his bombs he sometimes manages to be quite {{badass}}.
** [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Prince Phillionel]], Amelia's ogrish father, is equally as worthy, as all he has to rely on his is hulk-like strength, which is powerful enough to defeat a lesser demon and harm a low-ranked Mazoku/Monster.
* While it's emphasized that usually only the characters smart enough to wear the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Hunter suits]] are smart enough to survive a game of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', one of the facts that make Kurono such an utter {{Badass}} is his ability to not only survive playing without his suit (not by choice, he simply doesn't have access to it) but to ''thrive'', regularly scoring more points than players ''wearing'' suits. That, combined with the time he [[spoiler:killed a gang of vampire assassins with a homemade "sun gun"]], marks him out as the series ultimate Badass Normal.
** Kaze technically qualities as well, having [[spoiler:killed a few raptors with his bare hands before he gets to the point of wearing his suit.]] Like Kurono, the act of donning the aforementioned Hunter suits puts him well above the average Gantz participant.
* Gene Starwind of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' can be seen as a Badass Normal. Certainly, he has some fancy tech and a space ship, but when his crew are made up of a ninja-esque assassin (capable of killing anything with a ''wooden'' sword), an alien catgirl who can turn into a beast form and is nigh-invincible already and his navigator is a bio-robot, it certainly makes the plain outlaw Gene look underwhelming.
** Furthering this is the fact that the most common enemies Gene runs into are Chinese pirates who use tao magic on a regular basis, while Gene has none of that (aside from his Castor gun, which is magic in an increasingly-rare gun form).
** Jim, who is a 13 year old kid (Gene himself only being about 17 in the series) whose only power is being brilliant.
** Shimi of the Anten Seven is a grand example. Unlike his comrades, he doesn't use any special powers in combat but is no less deadly because of it. Before his showdown with Gene, he first fights Jim, Aisha, and Suzuka all at once using nothing but conventional weapons and ''beats all three of them within the span of a minute''. He then proceeds to give Gene a thorough trouncing and probably would have killed him had he not decided that the only honorable way to finish his quarry was through a quick-draw shoot out. He lost this showdown due to a faulty pistol, but even being shot and then buried didn't stop him from surviving and ''digging himself out of his grave''. Truly he is a manly man among normal men.
*** You forgot to mention that he threw the fight by deliberately using a faulty pistol. And depending on when he decided to lose, he may have taken down Aisha and Suzuka just to make his "death" more convincing!

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* Geronimo from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''. In his first fight, he's just an ordinary person, but manages to not only survive getting crushed and stabbed in the torso, but destroy his opponent by screaming at him, only stopping to make his stopped heart start beating again by reaching into his own chest and massaging it. The fact that he's not even technically a superhero at this point makes this even more amazing. After becoming a superhero, though, he never wins another fight. Apparently, [[GoodIsDumb super powers make you weak]].
* Gourry Gabriev of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. In a show where practically [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards every hero and villain worth their money can fly, cast devastating spells, and create force-fields]], he is the idiot with the sword who somehow manages to hold his own. Sure it's the [[LaserBlade Sword of Light]] ([[spoiler:at least until the end of ''Slayers Try'']]), but still.
''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'':
** If one reads [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], Gourry's status as this would be subverted or averted, as WordOfGod put out that he ''does'' have dormant - and powerful - magical powers. However, [[IdiotHero because of his faulty memory, he would be unable to memorize spell incantations]], making him rely more on swordplay.
** Jillas qualifies as well: he has no magic ability nor wields a special weapon, but with his bombs he sometimes manages to be quite {{badass}}.
** [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Prince Phillionel]], Amelia's ogrish father, is equally as worthy, as all he has to rely on his is hulk-like strength, which is powerful enough to defeat a lesser demon and harm a low-ranked Mazoku/Monster.
* While it's emphasized that usually only the characters smart enough to wear the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Hunter suits]] are smart enough to survive a game of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', one of the facts that make Kurono such an utter {{Badass}} is his ability to not only survive playing without his suit (not by choice, he simply doesn't have access to it) but to ''thrive'', regularly scoring more points than players ''wearing'' suits. That, combined with the time he [[spoiler:killed a gang of vampire assassins with a homemade "sun gun"]], marks him out as the series ultimate Badass Normal.
** Kaze technically qualities as well, having [[spoiler:killed a few raptors with his bare hands before he gets to the point of wearing his suit.]] Like Kurono, the act of donning the aforementioned Hunter suits puts him well above the average Gantz participant.
* Gene Starwind of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' can be seen as a Badass Normal. Certainly, he has some fancy tech and a space ship, but when his crew are made up of a ninja-esque assassin (capable of killing anything with a ''wooden'' sword), an alien catgirl who can turn into a beast form and is nigh-invincible already and his navigator is a bio-robot, it certainly makes the plain outlaw Gene look underwhelming.
** Furthering this is the fact that the most common enemies Gene runs into are Chinese pirates who use tao magic on a regular basis, while Gene has none of that (aside from his Castor gun, which is magic in an increasingly-rare gun form).
** Jim, who is a 13 year old kid (Gene himself only being about 17 in the series) whose only power is being brilliant.
** Shimi of the Anten Seven is a grand example. Unlike his comrades, he doesn't use any special powers in combat but is no less deadly because of it. Before his showdown with Gene, he first fights Jim, Aisha, and Suzuka all at once using nothing but conventional weapons and ''beats all three of them within the span of a minute''. He then proceeds to give Gene a thorough trouncing and probably would have killed him had he not decided that
Daisuke Idois likely the only honorable way to finish his quarry was through a quick-draw shoot out. He lost this showdown due to a faulty pistol, but even being shot and then buried didn't stop him from surviving and ''digging himself out of his grave''. Truly he is a manly man among normal men.
*** You forgot to mention that he threw
Hunter-Warrior in the fight by deliberately using Scrapyard who is ''not'' a faulty pistol. And depending on when he decided to lose, he may have taken cyborg.
** Figure 4 - He frequently takes
down Aisha cyborgs, and Suzuka just to make his "death" more convincing!often times does it unarmed



* The Obstinate Arrow task force from ''ScrappedPrincess''. [[spoiler:Centuries ago, the Guardian Factor was seeded in human DNA to produce people with the strength and will to protect the Providence Breaker when she is born. None of these people are in the task force which confuses Zefiris when they come to the Pacifica's rescue and join her side.]]

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* The Obstinate Arrow task ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' has Heivia and Quensar who manage to destroy fifty foot tall robots with just some heavy explosives, some weak guns and their wits.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** In the original TV series, Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room. In the OVA Hellsing Ultimate, she also strongarms the Iscariot, a group of specially trained {{Church Militant}}s who absolutely hate and oppose Hellsing Organization, into lighting her cigarette and protecting her instead of taking her into custody by sheer
force from ''ScrappedPrincess''. [[spoiler:Centuries ago, the Guardian Factor was seeded in human DNA to produce people of personality. And cuts down a Nazi vampire with nothing but a sword. She is also the strength master of Alucard, ''the'' original vampire, and he will only answer to protect the Providence Breaker when she is born. None of these people are her.
** Captain Pickman, a minor character only featured
in the task force which confuses Zefiris TV anime and not until the very last episodes, was the last of the Hellsing Redshirts when they come to were led into an trap at the Pacifica's rescue Tower of London. Despite every single other Redshirt having been violently killed, he continued to fight at the side of Alucard with surprising success [[spoiler:until a enemy offscreen mortally wounds him, and join her side.]]requests Alucard to kill him so he would die as a human.]]
** Ultimate has Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese mercenaries. In a WorldOfBadass filled with superpowered priests, Nazi vampires and literally {{Dracula}}, he has no powers to speak of except for his combat experience. His claim to this trope was to simply use military tactics, which successfully held off a major Nazi vampire attack and wiped out 80% of their troops.
*** By following the above example, Lulu would have counted...at least until halfway through the first episode.



* Mizushima Toru, protagonist of ''Manga/IrisZero''. Interestingly, he lives in a setting where amongst his age group, having eye powers is the norm. His lack of iris earns him the titular nickname. He manages to get by through AwesomenessByAnalysis, and utilizing his friends abilities more skillfully.
* Hayato Kawajiri in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is only a grade school kid with no Stand ability, but still manages to root out Kira, the BigBad of part 4, after he [[spoiler: kills his father and steals his identity]] before anyone else. Even after said BigBad [[spoiler: turns him into a living bomb that kills anyone who even questions him about Kira's identity before starting a GroundhogDayLoop]], he still resolves to put a stop to it even if he has to kill him himself. Eventually, he manages to [[OutGambitted Out-Gambit]] one of the smartest villains in the series, and for an encore [[spoiler: [[JumpingOnAGrenade Jumps On A Proverbial Grenade]] to take one of Kira's bombs to save Josuke and Okuyasu, only managing to survive because Josuke managed to act fast enough with Crazy Diamond to save him.]] Again, this is a ''grade school kid''.
* Otoha of ''Anime/{{Karas}}'' is an interesting example, in that he is a Badass Normal compared to ''himself''. He was originally a yakuza enforcer who liked killing gun-toting mooks with nothing but his sword, and was actually able to hold his own (if only barely) against a full-powered ''[[{{Youkai}} mikura]]''. Then he turned into [[SuperMode Karas]], and anything he fought just kind of ''[[CurbStompBattle died]]''.
* Gareki from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' is one; his sharpshooting skills are well-honed and exceedingly better than a top fighter of their nation's ultimate defense organization, Circus. Even when he acknowledges that his abilities are far inferior to that of those who own a Circus I.D., he is able to hold his own with a gun (that he's not actually allowed to have on him) next to the said top fighter in a fight against two psychos.
* Kinagase Tsumugu from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' will smoke anywhere he wants. And he can keep up and out match any Life-Fiber powered pig in human clothing. Unfortunately, he undergoes BadassDecay as the series goes on and becomes less and less effective [[CantCatchUp as the life fiber uniforms just get too powerful.]]
* Geronimo from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''. In his first fight, he's just an ordinary person, but manages to not only survive getting crushed and stabbed in the torso, but destroy his opponent by screaming at him, only stopping to make his stopped heart start beating again by reaching into his own chest and massaging it. The fact that he's not even technically a superhero at this point makes this even more amazing. After becoming a superhero, though, he never wins another fight. Apparently, [[GoodIsDumb super powers make you weak]].
* Domyouji from ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' is a common human being who can fight toe-to-toe with nanomachines-enhanced individuals (who can easily punch normal people unconscious in a single blow, and have repeatedly done that).
* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is an ordinary military officer positioned as TheRival to the eponymous ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl, who is CursedWithAwesome, ImmuneToBullets, sports GunKata, and stacks up {{Theme Music Power Up}}s like no tomorrow. That Limelda survives the show where AnyoneCanDie also speaks a lot about her skills.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Downplayed with Teana Lanster. [[EveryoneIsASuper Like most of her fellow Mid-Childans]], she has capacity for magic, but unlike most of her colleagues at the Riot Force 6, she has no special magical skills whatsoever. In terms of magical capacity, she essentially a regular Ground Forces grunt serving alongside with the current and {{future|Badass}} [[TheAce aces]] of the Bureau. What makes her special and able to keep up with all of their magical talents (like Subaru's [[spoiler:Combat Cyborg frame]], Erio's SuperSpeed, or Caro's SummonMagic) is a sharp mind, a reliable moral compass, a keen tactical sense, years of intense marksman training, and a [[{{Determinator}} metric crapton of determination]]. Essentially, she is what you'd get if Batman was a gunslinger MagicalGirl.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most of the characters at the least use some kind of given [[HermeticMagic magic]] or [[KiAttacks Ki]]. But some of them are at least able to touch ground with the more powerful people. Asakura showed sly cleverness -- enough to manipulate anyone in the class -- long before she got her [[spoiler:spying device pactio weapon]]. Kuu Fei in particular was only recently able to properly utilize Ki, and hold her own against the more magically capable opponents. Although she rarely gets placed in a situation where it would become applicable due to her "clueless {{Muggle}}" status, Ayaka also proved herself capable of holding her own in battle during the school trip arc.
** Negi's father also counts; even without his magic [[spoiler:charging into an AntiMagic valley filled with monsters is no problem if his woman is in danger.]]
** Even without magic Evangeline can still kick Grade-A {{Badass}} Setsuna's ass all day with nothing more than [[RazorFloss some string]], iron fans, and 100 years of Aikido practice.
*** However, saying Evangeline is normal is like saying Cthulhu is just a regular guy with really bad acne.
* In a school inhabited by super-powered {{Magical Girl}}s, Haruka Suzushiro from ''Anime/MaiHime'' counts, if only for the fact that as the head of Fuuka Academy's Executive Committee, she has a whole legion of students at her direct command, and her utter refusal to take "no" for an answer [[spoiler:even when faced with death after Yukino's CHILD is instantly destroyed by a freshly {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Shizuru, whom she [[WhatTheHellHero chewed out]] and gave a very nasty headbutt just before she disappeared]].
** The most exemplary moment of Haruka's Badass Normal tendencies is during the Searrs invasion where she uses her brute strength to take out a pair of fully armed soldiers... and also kicking one of their ''tanks'' and somehow not breaking her foot. Wow.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, one of the normal main characters, is able to hold own his against an Abnormal(one who has a special ability caused by their personality) and a Minus(similar to an abnormal but a minus is morally corrupt).
** He is possibly even an inversion to the trope, having received [[spoiler: a power that nullifies fate in battle, meaning that he will receive no second chance, nor a Deus Ex Machina, nor any other sort of reprieve from his situation.]]
* The "Nanaya Shiki" of ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Melty Blood]]''. He's kinda like a fake copy of the protagonist and therefore does not possess the eyes that can potentially kill anything. Doesn't stop him from doing what he does best though.
* In the anime version of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', Nagisa, despite being a DoggedNiceGuy with little to no knowledge of the {{Masquerade}}, has a few moments of his own... like resisting a spell to immobilize humans, attacking the person responsible and destroying the item he was using to do it, despite being one of [[spoiler:the only two]] normals in the entire cast, simply because Hanon was in pain.



* Even ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a few of these, particularly Kino Makoto/Sailor Jupiter, who established her badass credentials in her debut episode by smacking around a bunch of thugs who were harassing Usagi, then doing it again later in the episode to ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zoicite]]''. This was ''before'' she awakened as Sailor Jupiter, and for that matter it was before Sailor Moon even knew she was an unawakened Senshi. When she ''did'' awaken and turned into an EmpoweredBadassNormal, she was one of the only Senshi to ever kill a MonsterOfTheWeek ''without'' the use of Sailor Moon's FinishingMove.
** Actually, Sailor Mars destroyed one in her debut episode. Still impressive, since Sailor Mars is a {{Miko}} and thus, have her own supernatural powers even without transforming. Sailor Jupiter has only her own strength, and its more than enough.
** Also, Minako, who has often shown borderline superhuman abilities without transforming, including [[InASingleBound jumping from the road to Usagi's room]] and outrunning a ''car'' (this one done while weakened by having given blood ''and'' having her Pure Heart Crystal extracted, something that had instantly knocked out ''everyone else''), with [[DullSurprise Usagi's reaction every time]] implying it's a somewhat common occurrence off-screen. Fittingly, the manga has a scene where a BrainwashedAndCrazy Makoto fights Minako and [[CurbStompBattle is quickly thrashed]] [[OneHitKnockOut with one kick]].
** The rest of the [[FanNickname Inner Senshi]] also became this trope for a brief period during the FillerArc of ''Sailor Moon R''. Sailor Moon got her powers and memories reawakened in the first episode, but the other four Senshi still just think they're normal girls, because Luna and Sailor Moon wanted them to be able to live normal lives. When the MonsterOfTheWeek shows up, they [[JumpedAtTheCall jump into the fight without any powers or knowledge of their nature.]] And while they aren't perfect, they do better than the solo Usagi.
** Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask. He doesn't have any of the finishing attacks of the Sailor Senshi but is usually the last one to go down, making great use of his tactical mind, physical strength (which is a little above average, but not ''that'' much), and a few key weapons. This guy is Japanese Batman.
* ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' has Kakeru, who, despite being the only one ''without'' psychic powers, is still able to kick ass by analyzing the flaws of each psychic and using it to his advantage. [[spoiler:However, he may be heading towards EmpoweredBadassNormal instead since he ''does'' have psychic powers sealed inside him, but he's unaware of it.]]
* Captain Bravo from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' would seem to fit this trope. Although he does have a kakugane, it is simply a metal shield, however he is able to destroy the ground and kill people with a single punch, pull out of a spinning kick in mid air, etc.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Looker (Handsome in Japan). He first comes off as a slightly bizarre detective, but he dares to actually ''fight bad guys '''HIMSELF''''' instead of relying on any Pokémon.
** Bad girl Domino in ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns'' holds off and pushes a Scyther away herself among other things. She is one of the few human characters who does not have a Pokémon and does things herself quite well; she is CrazyPrepared.
** Looker and Domino both impressed in their worlds, but it's more common in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga for trainers to fight against Pokémon on their own, usually out of necessity. You could easily expect such out of Bruno and Chuck, but then there's Sapphire, who is first seen fighting a Seviper ''alongside her Torchic'', and later has her Aron chew off a bit of a fountain ''before breaking it off herself to save another Pokémon trapped inside''!
** And in ''Best Wishes'' both of Ash's traveling companions, [[LittleMissBadass Iris]] and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Cilan]] prove that they can battle a Pokémon without the need of using one. Iris has demonstrated many ninja-like movements being incredibly fast compared to other Pokémon, has shown to dodge many attacks coming to her and was able to [[spoiler:befriend Drilbur that later evolved into her powerful Excadrill because of it]]. As for Cilan, while he does more thinking than actual battling, he's shown to be a pro at fishing. He battled a Stunfisk just using his fishing rod [[spoiler:and caught it after Ash caught his Palpitoad.]]
** Ash himself, as well, if [[spoiler: his ability to use Aura, [[ForgotAboutHisPowers which he never uses anyway]]]] is ignored. With his personality and young age, it's very easy to forget that he's faster and more agile than a lot of his Pokemon and has a tendency to jump into the action himself when things start getting rough and come out little the worse for wear.
* Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. He's abnormally athletic, and unusually strong, which blends well with his HotBlooded personality. He's fought against Pokemon essentially trying to murder him on various occasions.
* Yumi of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. She entered the last match of the finals without any of the insane hacks most other characters have (MagicalEye, PhotographicMemory, [[{{Invisibility}} Stealth Mode]], etc), so many people assumed that she'd get steamrollered since her table included Saki and Koromo, two characters with the [[BornLucky supernatural luck of a god or demon]]. Instead, we have Yumi being smart enough to realize that supernatural stuff was going on, whereupon she not only stops Saki's third [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Going_out_on_a_supplemental_tile_from_the_dead_wall Rinshan Kaihou]] [[FinishingMove in a row]] by changing her strategy to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Robbing_a_quad_to_go_out rob Saki out of her kan]] even if she knows that the chance of that happening is usually a MillionToOneChance, but she was also able to put a stop to Koromo's WindsOfDestinyChange powered winning streak by intentionally playing into Saki's hand before Koromo gets yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Last_tile_from_the_wall Haitei Raoyue]]. Compare her to Kana, the other normal in the table, who in the meanwhile could only watch in horror as her points dwindled to nothingness in the face of the two Mahjong demons

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* Even ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a few of these, particularly Kino Makoto/Sailor Jupiter, who established her badass credentials in her debut episode by smacking around a bunch of thugs who were harassing Usagi, then doing it again later in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[SamuraiInNinjaTown Mifune]] . While
the episode to ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zoicite]]''. This was ''before'' she awakened as Sailor Jupiter, and for that matter it was before Sailor Moon even knew she was an unawakened Senshi. When she ''did'' awaken and turned into an EmpoweredBadassNormal, she was one other leaders of the only Senshi to ever kill Shinobi Alliance can do stuff such as creating a MonsterOfTheWeek ''without'' the use sea of Sailor Moon's FinishingMove.
** Actually, Sailor Mars destroyed one in her debut episode. Still impressive, since Sailor Mars is a {{Miko}}
sand, obliterating mass, healing with such speed that it equals immortality, manipulating lava and thus, have her own supernatural powers even without transforming. Sailor Jupiter has only her own strength, acid alike, and its more than enough.
** Also, Minako, who has often shown borderline superhuman
dramatically augmenting one's physical abilities without transforming, including [[InASingleBound jumping with ''lightning'', Mifune just draws his katana fast enough to prevent even high-level ninja from performing the road hand-seals needed to Usagi's room]] and outrunning a ''car'' (this one done while weakened by having given blood ''and'' having her Pure Heart Crystal extracted, something that had instantly knocked out ''everyone else''), with [[DullSurprise Usagi's reaction every time]] implying it's a somewhat common occurrence off-screen. Fittingly, the manga has a scene where a BrainwashedAndCrazy Makoto fights Minako and [[CurbStompBattle is quickly thrashed]] [[OneHitKnockOut with one kick]].
** The rest of the [[FanNickname Inner Senshi]] also became this trope for a brief period during the FillerArc of ''Sailor Moon R''. Sailor Moon got her powers and memories reawakened in the first episode, but the other four Senshi still just think they're normal girls,
use their special techniques.
%% Do not include Rock Lee. Just
because Luna and Sailor Moon wanted them to be able to live normal lives. When the MonsterOfTheWeek shows up, they [[JumpedAtTheCall jump into the fight without any powers or knowledge of their nature.]] And while they aren't perfect, they do better than the solo Usagi.
** Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask. He
he doesn't have any of the finishing attacks of the Sailor Senshi but is usually the last one to go down, making great use of his tactical mind, physical strength (which is a little above average, but not ''that'' much), and a few key weapons. This guy is Japanese Batman.
* ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' has Kakeru, who, despite being the only one ''without'' psychic powers, is still able to kick ass by analyzing the flaws of each psychic and using it to his advantage. [[spoiler:However, he may be heading towards EmpoweredBadassNormal instead since he ''does'' have psychic powers sealed inside him, but
ninja magic doesn't mean he's unaware of it.]]
* Captain Bravo from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' would seem to fit this trope. Although he does have a kakugane, it is simply a metal shield, however he is able to destroy the ground and kill people with a single punch, pull out of a spinning kick in mid air, etc.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Looker (Handsome in Japan). He first comes off as a slightly bizarre detective, but he dares to actually ''fight bad guys '''HIMSELF''''' instead of relying on any Pokémon.
** Bad girl Domino in ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns'' holds off and pushes a Scyther away herself among other things. She is one of the few human characters who does not have a Pokémon and does things herself quite well; she is CrazyPrepared.
** Looker and Domino both impressed in their worlds, but it's more common in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga for trainers to fight against Pokémon on their own, usually out of necessity. You could easily expect such out of Bruno and Chuck, but then there's Sapphire, who is first seen fighting a Seviper ''alongside her Torchic'', and later has her Aron chew off a bit of a fountain ''before breaking it off herself to save another Pokémon trapped inside''!
** And in ''Best Wishes'' both of Ash's traveling companions, [[LittleMissBadass Iris]] and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Cilan]] prove that they can battle a Pokémon without the need of using one. Iris has demonstrated many ninja-like movements being incredibly fast compared to other Pokémon, has shown to dodge many attacks coming to her and was able to [[spoiler:befriend Drilbur that later evolved into her powerful Excadrill because of it]]. As for Cilan, while he does more thinking than actual battling, he's shown to be a pro at fishing. He battled a Stunfisk just using his fishing rod [[spoiler:and caught it after Ash caught his Palpitoad.]]
** Ash himself, as well, if [[spoiler: his ability to use Aura, [[ForgotAboutHisPowers which he never uses anyway]]]] is ignored. With his personality and young age, it's very easy to forget that he's faster and more agile than a lot of his Pokemon and has a tendency to jump into the action himself when things start getting rough and come out little the worse for wear.
* Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.
normal. He's abnormally athletic, got superspeed and unusually strong, which blends well with his HotBlooded personality. superstrength. He's fought against Pokemon essentially trying to murder him on various occasions.
* Yumi of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. She entered the last match of the finals without any of the insane hacks most other characters have (MagicalEye, PhotographicMemory, [[{{Invisibility}} Stealth Mode]], etc), so many people assumed that she'd get steamrollered since her table included Saki and Koromo, two characters with the [[BornLucky supernatural luck of
a god or demon]]. Instead, we have Yumi being smart enough to realize that supernatural stuff was going on, whereupon she not only stops Saki's third [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Going_out_on_a_supplemental_tile_from_the_dead_wall Rinshan Kaihou]] [[FinishingMove in a row]] by changing her strategy to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Robbing_a_quad_to_go_out rob Saki out of her kan]] even if she knows that the chance of that happening is usually a MillionToOneChance, but she was also able to put a stop to Koromo's WindsOfDestinyChange powered winning streak by intentionally playing into Saki's hand before Koromo gets yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Last_tile_from_the_wall Haitei Raoyue]]. Compare her to Kana, the other normal in the table, who in the meanwhile could only watch in horror as her points dwindled to nothingness in the face of the two Mahjong demonsfull-fledged Charles Atlas Superpower.



* Mireille Bouquet is one of the best assassins in the world, but compared to the rest of the cast of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is mundane. However, [[spoiler:[[ScrewDestiny her refusal to bend]] ultimately brings down an AncientConspiracy (or at least, one branch of it)]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Almost all of the named fighters without [[GreenRocks Devil Fruit]] powers are this.
** In the crew of the main protagonists, [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[BloodKnight Zoro]] are proud owners of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s. [[LovableCoward Usopp]]'s durability is easily superhuman, and he's yet to meet an equal in marksmanship and sniping, but otherwise he's nothing special, getting by on ingenuity and smarts rather than just hitting his opponents till they stop getting up ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pmnhg_n78E except for Choo in the Arlong arc]]). Nami likewise possesses no notable physical abilities, relying on her [[WeatherControlMachine Clima-Tact]] weapon to see her through battles with massively powerful superhumans.
*** As a frame of reference for Usopp's ingenuity, [[spoiler:he fights Luffy at one point. Even though Luffy was holding back, that scene makes it clear that Usopp is truly badass; he gave TheHero a run for his money while he was in a freaking full-body cast.]]
** Vivi didn't seem all that impressive next to the Straw Hat crew, but she did make it to a single-digit agent in Baroque Works, armed only with sharp pieces of jewelry on lengths of string...and [[AlmightyJanitor probably undersold her abilities]], too.
*** Not only did she make it to single digits, but during the climax of the Alabasta Arc, she singlehandedly defeated the Mr. 7 team, while she was only ranked as part of the Mr. 9 team while she was infiltrating Baroque Works.
** Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, seems to have no Devil Fruit Powers. Likewise, Silvers Rayleigh, the ''first mate of Gold Roger'', is shown swimming at one point (indicating he doesn't have a Devil Fruit) and can fight against an Admiral despite being [[RetiredBadass retired]] as a pirate for twenty years. Did we mention that the sea he was swimming in was infested with [[SeaMonster Sea Kings]], which are usually hostile and about fifty times the size of the average human?
** Shanks is a HandicappedBadass, able to cross blades with [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] and walking away. And before he lost his arm, he was once rivals with ''Mihawk'', the world's greatest swordsman, who had sought him out for fights.
*** Haki too.
*** The very first chapter of the manga (the second episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.
** On the Marines' side, there's Luffy's BadassGrandpa, [[spoiler:former]] Vice Admiral Garp. The guy has no Devil Fruit powers whatsoever, but was offered the position of ''Admiral'', a position usually occupied by NighInvulnerable people who won the SuperpowerLottery, several times, but denied, thinking Vice Admiral was enough.
*** Zephyr from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'' does not have any powers except for Haki (which everyone Vice Admiral or up possess) and a mechanical arm, which he can fight just fine without. He '''was''' an Admiral in his youth, before losing his normal arm, meaning he was in the same position as Garp, but accepted. He is incredibly badass.
** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.
* Gene Starwind of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' can be seen as a Badass Normal. Certainly, he has some fancy tech and a space ship, but when his crew are made up of a ninja-esque assassin (capable of killing anything with a ''wooden'' sword), an alien catgirl who can turn into a beast form and is nigh-invincible already and his navigator is a bio-robot, it certainly makes the plain outlaw Gene look underwhelming.
** Furthering this is the fact that the most common enemies Gene runs into are Chinese pirates who use tao magic on a regular basis, while Gene has none of that (aside from his Castor gun, which is magic in an increasingly-rare gun form).
** Jim, who is a 13 year old kid (Gene himself only being about 17 in the series) whose only power is being brilliant.
** Shimi of the Anten Seven is a grand example. Unlike his comrades, he doesn't use any special powers in combat but is no less deadly because of it. Before his showdown with Gene, he first fights Jim, Aisha, and Suzuka all at once using nothing but conventional weapons and ''beats all three of them within the span of a minute''. He then proceeds to give Gene a thorough trouncing and probably would have killed him had he not decided that the only honorable way to finish his quarry was through a quick-draw shoot out. He lost this showdown due to a faulty pistol, but even being shot and then buried didn't stop him from surviving and ''digging himself out of his grave''. Truly he is a manly man among normal men.
*** You forgot to mention that he threw the fight by deliberately using a faulty pistol. And depending on when he decided to lose, he may have taken down Aisha and Suzuka just to make his "death" more convincing!
* [[BadassBookworm Elliot]] [[HonorBeforeReason Nightray]] from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' held his own against [[MasterSwordsman Fang]] [[NighInvulnerable Baskerville]] and Lottie's [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chain]] (a ''lion'') with nothing but his sword. [[GuileHero Oz]] tried to do the same and was a lot less successful, much to Elliot's aggravation.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Looker (Handsome in Japan). He first comes off as a slightly bizarre detective, but he dares to actually ''fight bad guys '''HIMSELF''''' instead of relying on any Pokémon.
** Bad girl Domino in ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns'' holds off and pushes a Scyther away herself among other things. She is one of the few human characters who does not have a Pokémon and does things herself quite well; she is CrazyPrepared.
** Looker and Domino both impressed in their worlds, but it's more common in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga for trainers to fight against Pokémon on their own, usually out of necessity. You could easily expect such out of Bruno and Chuck, but then there's Sapphire, who is first seen fighting a Seviper ''alongside her Torchic'', and later has her Aron chew off a bit of a fountain ''before breaking it off herself to save another Pokémon trapped inside''!
** And in ''Best Wishes'' both of Ash's traveling companions, [[LittleMissBadass Iris]] and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Cilan]] prove that they can battle a Pokémon without the need of using one. Iris has demonstrated many ninja-like movements being incredibly fast compared to other Pokémon, has shown to dodge many attacks coming to her and was able to [[spoiler:befriend Drilbur that later evolved into her powerful Excadrill because of it]]. As for Cilan, while he does more thinking than actual battling, he's shown to be a pro at fishing. He battled a Stunfisk just using his fishing rod [[spoiler:and caught it after Ash caught his Palpitoad.]]
** Ash himself, as well, if [[spoiler: his ability to use Aura, [[ForgotAboutHisPowers which he never uses anyway]]]] is ignored. With his personality and young age, it's very easy to forget that he's faster and more agile than a lot of his Pokemon and has a tendency to jump into the action himself when things start getting rough and come out little the worse for wear.
* Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. He's abnormally athletic, and unusually strong, which blends well with his HotBlooded personality. He's fought against Pokemon essentially trying to murder him on various occasions.
* Ryou from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' is still able to handle a fight against the gods on his own, despite being no longer affiliated with an Asura.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'':
** In a world containing spirits, gods, and a warrior-prince with a possessed super-powered arm, San is just a girl with a spear, knife, and wolf...who can scale 30-foot walls.
** Lady Eboshi, as a female leader in a patriarchal society, only has intelligence and charisma on her side. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:she's taken on everyone up to and including the god of the forest, and he's the only one who got the best of her. And she ''survives'' that confrontation.]]
* ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' has Kakeru, who, despite being the only one ''without'' psychic powers, is still able to kick ass by analyzing the flaws of each psychic and using it to his advantage. [[spoiler:However, he may be heading towards EmpoweredBadassNormal instead since he ''does'' have psychic powers sealed inside him, but he's unaware of it.]]



* Otoha of ''Anime/{{Karas}}'' is an interesting example, in that he is a Badass Normal compared to ''himself''. He was originally a yakuza enforcer who liked killing gun-toting mooks with nothing but his sword, and was actually able to hold his own (if only barely) against a full-powered ''[[{{Youkai}} mikura]]''. Then he turned into [[SuperMode Karas]], and anything he fought just kind of ''[[CurbStompBattle died]]''.
* Hei from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a Badass Normal until the end of [[PhlebotinumWar Heaven's War]], when [[spoiler:he ended up with his sister's Contractor powers]]. As a ''[[ChildSoldiers teenager]]'' who had nothing more to go on than ninjutsu, he still managed to earn the nickname "[[RedBaron The Black Reaper]]" from taking down so many Contractors.
** And later get BroughtDownToBadass [[BroughtDownToNormal having lost his contractor powers]].
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has soldiers that are mostly mooks that stand no chance against the super powered diclonius unless in large numbers; except for Bando who is a Badass Normal that puts up a good fight whenever he can get the chance to. [[spoiler:Despite being augmented with high-tech prosthetics, these are actually still handicaps for him. He qualifies by being CrazyPrepared in that he will only face her in an open space on the beach that he keeps clean of debris for months by patrolling it daily. He is also very ruthless and skilled.]]
** Several other characters display this trope. [[CombatPRagmatist The Agent]] defeats several Diiclonii [[spoiler: including Lucy]]. The Unknown Man manages to defeat Nana and get the better of Bando [[spoiler: temporarily]]. Even [[TheStoic Kurama]] charged Lucy head on without realizing that she had been BroughtDownToNormal.
* Domyouji from ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' is a common human being who can fight toe-to-toe with nanomachines-enhanced individuals (who can easily punch normal people unconscious in a single blow, and have repeatedly done that).
* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]] doesn't have any SuperStrength, KGB training, [[DarkIsEdgy control over darkness]], or a HiveMind army like some characters: he's just a kid that's really good at street fighting. [[OneManArmy Really,]] ''[[OneManArmy really]]'' [[OneManArmy good at it.]]
** Izaya is an even better example as he can go toe to toe with said people of abilities he lacks above and LIVE!
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Mifune is one of the few characters who is neither a witch, a magical weapon, or the wielder of a magical weapon. He's just really really [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower impossibly]] good at swordfighting.
* Bunshichi Tawara from ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' stars in a series filled with formally trained martial artists, people with inherited super powers and the mortal incarnations of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, & Susanoo]], yet still manages to be (arguably) the strongest fighter in the series without any kind of training or supernatural enhancement. Needless to say this has given him quite the reputation in series.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[SamuraiInNinjaTown Mifune]] . While the other leaders of the Shinobi Alliance can do stuff such as creating a sea of sand, obliterating mass, healing with such speed that it equals immortality, manipulating lava and acid alike, and dramatically augmenting one's physical abilities with ''lightning'', Mifune just draws his katana fast enough to prevent even high-level ninja from performing the hand-seals needed to use their special techniques.
%% Do not include Rock Lee. Just because he doesn't have ninja magic doesn't mean he's normal. He's got superspeed and superstrength. He's a full-fledged Charles Atlas Superpower.

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* Otoha of ''Anime/{{Karas}}'' is an interesting example, in that he is a Badass Normal compared to ''himself''. He was originally a yakuza enforcer who liked killing gun-toting mooks with nothing but his sword, and was actually able to hold his own (if only barely) against a full-powered ''[[{{Youkai}} mikura]]''. Then he turned into [[SuperMode Karas]], and anything he fought just kind of ''[[CurbStompBattle died]]''.
* Hei
Nenene Sumiragawa from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a Badass Normal until the end of [[PhlebotinumWar Heaven's War]], when [[spoiler:he ended up with his sister's Contractor powers]]. As a ''[[ChildSoldiers teenager]]'' who had nothing more to go on than ninjutsu, he still managed to earn the nickname "[[RedBaron The Black Reaper]]" from taking down so many Contractors.
** And later get BroughtDownToBadass [[BroughtDownToNormal having lost his contractor powers]].
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has soldiers that are mostly mooks that stand no chance against the super powered diclonius unless in large numbers; except for Bando who is a Badass Normal that puts up a good fight whenever he can get the chance to. [[spoiler:Despite being augmented with high-tech prosthetics, these are actually still handicaps for him. He qualifies by being CrazyPrepared in that he will only face her in an open space on the beach that he keeps clean of debris for months by patrolling it daily. He is also very ruthless and skilled.]]
** Several other characters display this trope. [[CombatPRagmatist The Agent]] defeats several Diiclonii [[spoiler: including Lucy]]. The Unknown Man manages to defeat Nana and get the better of Bando [[spoiler: temporarily]]. Even [[TheStoic Kurama]] charged Lucy head on without realizing that she had been BroughtDownToNormal.
* Domyouji from ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' is a common human being who can fight toe-to-toe with nanomachines-enhanced individuals (who can easily punch normal people unconscious in a single blow, and have repeatedly done that).
* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]] doesn't have any SuperStrength, KGB training, [[DarkIsEdgy control over darkness]], or a HiveMind army like some characters: he's just a kid that's really good at street fighting. [[OneManArmy Really,]] ''[[OneManArmy really]]'' [[OneManArmy good at it.]]
** Izaya is an even better example as he can go toe to toe with said people of abilities he lacks above and LIVE!
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Mifune
''Anime/ReadOrDie'' TV series is one of the few characters who is neither a witch, a magical weapon, or the wielder of a magical weapon. He's just really really [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower impossibly]] good at swordfighting.
* Bunshichi Tawara from ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' stars in a series filled with formally trained martial artists, people with inherited super powers and the mortal incarnations of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, & Susanoo]], yet still manages to be (arguably) the strongest fighter
only normal humans in the series without any kind series. However, she is the strongest-willed, and dealing with her leads to the fall of not one, but two [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Conspiracies]]. As a popular and talented author in the world of the series, her ability to write is itself something of a "superpower".
** In both the OVA and TV series, Drake Anderson is able to defeat several superpowered beings using only his army
training or supernatural enhancement. Needless and machinery.
* Natsuko Aki in ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]'' inspires Cutey Honey
to say this has given him quite fight, after laying siege to a villain's hideout with just the reputation in series.
artillery on her back and sheer guts.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[SamuraiInNinjaTown Mifune]] .
Yahiko Myojin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. While his idol, Kenshin is a master of a Sword Style that grants both SuperSpeed and SuperStrength to the other leaders of the Shinobi Alliance user and is a ShellShockedVeteran, and [[TheLancer Sanosuke]] is a bullet timer brawler whose skin is so tough he can do stuff such as creating shrug off a sea of sand, obliterating mass, healing direct stab from a normal human being with such speed that it equals immortality, manipulating lava no damage, Yahiko is a 10/11 year old boy who ''took down a Juppongatana'' by riding the blast wave of his own bomb and acid alike, and dramatically augmenting one's physical abilities smashing him with ''lightning'', Mifune just draws his katana fast enough to prevent even high-level ninja from performing the hand-seals needed to use their special techniques.
%% Do not include Rock Lee. Just because he doesn't have ninja magic doesn't mean he's normal. He's got superspeed and superstrength. He's a full-fledged Charles Atlas Superpower.
shinai!



* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, one of the normal main characters, is able to hold own his against an Abnormal(one who has a special ability caused by their personality) and a Minus(similar to an abnormal but a minus is morally corrupt).
** He is possibly even an inversion to the trope, having received [[spoiler: a power that nullifies fate in battle, meaning that he will receive no second chance, nor a Deus Ex Machina, nor any other sort of reprieve from his situation.]]
* Yahiko Myojin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. While his idol, Kenshin is a master of a Sword Style that grants both SuperSpeed and SuperStrength to the user and is a ShellShockedVeteran, and [[TheLancer Sanosuke]] is a bullet timer brawler whose skin is so tough he can shrug off a direct stab from a normal human being with no damage, Yahiko is a 10/11 year old boy who ''took down a Juppongatana'' by riding the blast wave of his own bomb and smashing him with his shinai!
* Mizushima Toru, protagonist of ''Manga/IrisZero''. Interestingly, he lives in a setting where amongst his age group, having eye powers is the norm. His lack of iris earns him the titular nickname. He manages to get by through AwesomenessByAnalysis, and utilizing his friends abilities more skillfully.

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* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, Even ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a few of these, particularly Kino Makoto/Sailor Jupiter, who established her badass credentials in her debut episode by smacking around a bunch of thugs who were harassing Usagi, then doing it again later in the episode to ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zoicite]]''. This was ''before'' she awakened as Sailor Jupiter, and for that matter it was before Sailor Moon even knew she was an unawakened Senshi. When she ''did'' awaken and turned into an EmpoweredBadassNormal, she was one of the normal main characters, only Senshi to ever kill a MonsterOfTheWeek ''without'' the use of Sailor Moon's FinishingMove.
** Actually, Sailor Mars destroyed one in her debut episode. Still impressive, since Sailor Mars
is able to hold a {{Miko}} and thus, have her own his against an Abnormal(one supernatural powers even without transforming. Sailor Jupiter has only her own strength, and its more than enough.
** Also, Minako,
who has a special ability caused by their personality) and a Minus(similar to an abnormal but a minus is morally corrupt).
** He is possibly even an inversion to the trope, having received [[spoiler: a power that nullifies fate in battle, meaning that he will receive no second chance, nor a Deus Ex Machina, nor any other sort of reprieve from his situation.]]
* Yahiko Myojin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. While his idol, Kenshin is a master of a Sword Style that grants both SuperSpeed and SuperStrength to the user and is a ShellShockedVeteran, and [[TheLancer Sanosuke]] is a bullet timer brawler whose skin is so tough he can shrug off a direct stab from a normal human being with no damage, Yahiko is a 10/11 year old boy who ''took down a Juppongatana'' by riding the blast wave of his own bomb and smashing him with his shinai!
* Mizushima Toru, protagonist of ''Manga/IrisZero''. Interestingly, he lives in a setting where amongst his age group, having eye powers is the norm. His lack of iris earns him the titular nickname. He manages to get by through AwesomenessByAnalysis, and utilizing his friends
often shown borderline superhuman abilities more skillfully.without transforming, including [[InASingleBound jumping from the road to Usagi's room]] and outrunning a ''car'' (this one done while weakened by having given blood ''and'' having her Pure Heart Crystal extracted, something that had instantly knocked out ''everyone else''), with [[DullSurprise Usagi's reaction every time]] implying it's a somewhat common occurrence off-screen. Fittingly, the manga has a scene where a BrainwashedAndCrazy Makoto fights Minako and [[CurbStompBattle is quickly thrashed]] [[OneHitKnockOut with one kick]].
** The rest of the [[FanNickname Inner Senshi]] also became this trope for a brief period during the FillerArc of ''Sailor Moon R''. Sailor Moon got her powers and memories reawakened in the first episode, but the other four Senshi still just think they're normal girls, because Luna and Sailor Moon wanted them to be able to live normal lives. When the MonsterOfTheWeek shows up, they [[JumpedAtTheCall jump into the fight without any powers or knowledge of their nature.]] And while they aren't perfect, they do better than the solo Usagi.
** Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask. He doesn't have any of the finishing attacks of the Sailor Senshi but is usually the last one to go down, making great use of his tactical mind, physical strength (which is a little above average, but not ''that'' much), and a few key weapons. This guy is Japanese Batman.
* Genjyo Sanzo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is the only full human in his quest party and his main weapon, a small handgun, seems to be devoid of special magic. DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR BEING A PUSHOVER. He is an ''extremely'' good shot, a skillful strategist, and could best adult men at hand-to-hand martial arts by the time he was 14. They don't give you a [[PaperTalisman [=sutra=]]] just for chanting pretty words.
* Yumi of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. She entered the last match of the finals without any of the insane hacks most other characters have (MagicalEye, PhotographicMemory, [[{{Invisibility}} Stealth Mode]], etc), so many people assumed that she'd get steamrollered since her table included Saki and Koromo, two characters with the [[BornLucky supernatural luck of a god or demon]]. Instead, we have Yumi being smart enough to realize that supernatural stuff was going on, whereupon she not only stops Saki's third [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Going_out_on_a_supplemental_tile_from_the_dead_wall Rinshan Kaihou]] [[FinishingMove in a row]] by changing her strategy to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Robbing_a_quad_to_go_out rob Saki out of her kan]] even if she knows that the chance of that happening is usually a MillionToOneChance, but she was also able to put a stop to Koromo's WindsOfDestinyChange powered winning streak by intentionally playing into Saki's hand before Koromo gets yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Last_tile_from_the_wall Haitei Raoyue]]. Compare her to Kana, the other normal in the table, who in the meanwhile could only watch in horror as her points dwindled to nothingness in the face of the two Mahjong demons
* The Obstinate Arrow task force from ''ScrappedPrincess''. [[spoiler:Centuries ago, the Guardian Factor was seeded in human DNA to produce people with the strength and will to protect the Providence Breaker when she is born. None of these people are in the task force which confuses Zefiris when they come to the Pacifica's rescue and join her side.]]



* ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' has Heivia and Quensar who manage to destroy fifty foot tall robots with just some heavy explosives, some weak guns and their wits.
* Mr. Satan / Hercule in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. All the showboating aside, he is the best non-superpowered fighter on the planet and won the World Martial Arts tournament fair and square (since none of the superhumans competed that year). His strength is nothing compared to the Z Fighters and their foes, but no other human could match him...except for his daughter Videl, who not only surpasses him in strength but learned the Z Fighters' flying technique from Gohan.
** It should also be noted that he managed to persuade the series' final BigBad, an EldritchAbomination that Goku had trouble with when he was going all-out, to do a HeelFaceTurn. And when the evil side of that character manifested itself, he played a crucial role in destroying it. There's also the fact that he is the only human—strike that, the only ''protagonist,'' to never die in a series where AnyoneCanDie.
*** Assuming the punching machine at the 25th World Martial Arts tournament use the same units as the scouter, Hercule's power level is only two short of [[BadassGrandpa Master Roshi]]. Make of that what you will.

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* ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' has Heivia ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi, Aki, Paul, both Momoka's parents. Koyuki and Quensar who manage to destroy fifty foot tall robots with just some heavy explosives, some weak guns the ninja clan are a borderline case.
* Gourry Gabriev of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. In a show where practically [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards every hero
and villain worth their wits.
* Mr. Satan / Hercule in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. All the showboating aside,
money can fly, cast devastating spells, and create force-fields]], he is the best non-superpowered fighter on idiot with the planet sword who somehow manages to hold his own. Sure it's the [[LaserBlade Sword of Light]] ([[spoiler:at least until the end of ''Slayers Try'']]), but still.
** If one reads [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], Gourry's status as this would be subverted or averted, as WordOfGod put out that he ''does'' have dormant -
and won powerful - magical powers. However, [[IdiotHero because of his faulty memory, he would be unable to memorize spell incantations]], making him rely more on swordplay.
** Jillas qualifies as well: he has no magic ability nor wields a special weapon, but with his bombs he sometimes manages to be quite {{badass}}.
** [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Prince Phillionel]], Amelia's ogrish father, is equally as worthy, as all he has to rely on his is hulk-like strength, which is powerful enough to defeat a lesser demon and harm a low-ranked Mazoku/Monster.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Mifune is one of
the World Martial Arts tournament fair and square (since few characters who is neither a witch, a magical weapon, or the wielder of a magical weapon. He's just really really [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower impossibly]] good at swordfighting.
* Kiyone in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Tenchiverse timeline had
none of the superhumans competed that year). His strength is nothing compared to exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the Z Fighters and their foes, main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but no other human could match him...except for his daughter Videl, who not only surpasses him in strength but learned the Z Fighters' flying technique from Gohan.
** It should also be noted that he
still managed to persuade the series' final BigBad, an EldritchAbomination that Goku had trouble at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with when he was going all-out, to do a HeelFaceTurn. And when the evil side her array of that character manifested itself, he played a crucial role in destroying it. There's also the fact that he is the only human—strike that, the only ''protagonist,'' to never die in a series where AnyoneCanDie.
*** Assuming the punching machine at the 25th World Martial Arts tournament use the same units as the scouter, Hercule's power level is only two short of [[BadassGrandpa Master Roshi]]. Make of that what you will.
high-tech weapons and gadgets.



* Ryou from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' is still able to handle a fight against the gods on his own, despite being no longer affiliated with an Asura.

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* Ryou Bunshichi Tawara from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' is ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' stars in a series filled with formally trained martial artists, people with inherited super powers and the mortal incarnations of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, & Susanoo]], yet still manages to be (arguably) the strongest fighter in the series without any kind of training or supernatural enhancement. Needless to say this has given him quite the reputation in series.
* Nicholas D Wolfwood of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. At least in the anime, he was just a regular if not well trained guy with a really big gun. Despite this he's
able to handle go head to head with large groups of angry thugs, a killer robot and was at least Vash's equal in a quick draw tournament. Averted in the manga where he gained his abilities through a chemical regimen.
* Hugue de Watteau from ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is characterized as being the only ordinary human in the main cast who can stand his ground and actually persevere in
a fight against the gods on his own, despite being no longer affiliated with an Asura.vampires, a proficiency stemming only from extreme training and fitness and reflexes honed to perfection.
** Hugue is not entirely normal ([[spoiler:he's got ArtificialLimbs]]). A better example would be Leon Garcia de Asturias aka "Dandylion".



* [[BadassBookworm Elliot]] [[HonorBeforeReason Nightray]] from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' held his own against [[MasterSwordsman Fang]] [[NighInvulnerable Baskerville]] and Lottie's [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chain]] (a ''lion'') with nothing but his sword. [[GuileHero Oz]] tried to do the same and was a lot less successful, much to Elliot's aggravation.
* Hayato Kawajiri in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is only a grade school kid with no Stand ability, but still manages to root out Kira, the BigBad of part 4, after he [[spoiler: kills his father and steals his identity]] before anyone else. Even after said BigBad [[spoiler: turns him into a living bomb that kills anyone who even questions him about Kira's identity before starting a GroundhogDayLoop]], he still resolves to put a stop to it even if he has to kill him himself. Eventually, he manages to [[OutGambitted Out-Gambit]] one of the smartest villains in the series, and for an encore [[spoiler: [[JumpingOnAGrenade Jumps On A Proverbial Grenade]] to take one of Kira's bombs to save Josuke and Okuyasu, only managing to survive because Josuke managed to act fast enough with Crazy Diamond to save him.]] Again, this is a ''grade school kid''.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Downplayed with Teana Lanster. [[EveryoneIsASuper Like most of her fellow Mid-Childans]], she has capacity for magic, but unlike most of her colleagues at the Riot Force 6, she has no special magical skills whatsoever. In terms of magical capacity, she essentially a regular Ground Forces grunt serving alongside with the current and {{future|Badass}} [[TheAce aces]] of the Bureau. What makes her special and able to keep up with all of their magical talents (like Subaru's [[spoiler:Combat Cyborg frame]], Erio's SuperSpeed, or Caro's SummonMagic) is a sharp mind, a reliable moral compass, a keen tactical sense, years of intense marksman training, and a [[{{Determinator}} metric crapton of determination]]. Essentially, she is what you'd get if Batman was a gunslinger MagicalGirl.



* Hiro who's {{Deuteragonist}} in ''Anime/GoldenWarriorGoldLightan'' can make dents against robotic mooks with his own bare fists for a boy his age!
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi, Aki, Paul, both Momoka's parents. Koyuki and the ninja clan are a borderline case.

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* Hiro who's {{Deuteragonist}} in ''Anime/GoldenWarriorGoldLightan'' can make dents against robotic mooks with his own bare fists for a boy his age!
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi, Aki, Paul, both Momoka's parents. Koyuki and the ninja clan are a borderline case.
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* Rosette from the ''ChronoCrusade'' manga is the only one in her group that doesn't have any magical or spiritual energy, just some [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells special bullets]], but she's still ''easily'' the biggest badass of her group. She's defeated countless demons with powers that make them much stronger than her, and in the final volume even [[spoiler:shoots the horn on her brother's head]], even though those horns give him superhuman speed and strength and the ability to stop time. All this while a demon is [[DeadlyUpgrade draining away her soul]] to supply his power. In the anime she eventually undergoes {{Chickification}}, but still manages to have some badass moments.

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* Rosette from the ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' manga is the only one in her group that doesn't have any magical or spiritual energy, just some [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells special bullets]], but she's still ''easily'' the biggest badass of her group. She's defeated countless demons with powers that make them much stronger than her, and in the final volume even [[spoiler:shoots the horn on her brother's head]], even though those horns give him superhuman speed and strength and the ability to stop time. All this while a demon is [[DeadlyUpgrade draining away her soul]] to supply his power. In the anime she eventually undergoes {{Chickification}}, but still manages to have some badass moments.
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* Hareta from ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. He's abnormally athletic, and unusually strong, which blends well with his HotBlooded personality. He's fought against Pokemon essentially trying to murder him on various occasions.

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* Hareta from ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. He's abnormally athletic, and unusually strong, which blends well with his HotBlooded personality. He's fought against Pokemon essentially trying to murder him on various occasions.
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi, Aki, Paul, both Momoka's parents. Koyuki and the ninja clan are a borderline case.
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*** Look further and you'll find [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Ramba Ral]] and his Earth-bound expy [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Norris Packard]], who will show the difference between a merely good pilot and an AcePilot, and they won't be doing them in Zakus. Then there are Kou Uraki and Anavel Gato, from a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Newtype-less show]], they show off the power of growth and CharacterDevelopment, and of nukes. The Universal Century is teeming with awesome normal guys, to the point where even the {{faceless}} {{red shirt}}s get a representative in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'', the Londo Bell veteran known only as [[FanNickname Godspeed]].

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*** Look further and you'll find [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Ramba Ral]] and his Earth-bound expy [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Norris Packard]], who will show the difference between a merely good pilot and an AcePilot, and they won't be doing them in Zakus. Then there are Kou Uraki and Anavel Gato, from a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Newtype-less show]], they show off the power of growth and CharacterDevelopment, and of nukes. The Universal Century is teeming with awesome normal guys, to the point where even the {{faceless}} faceless {{red shirt}}s get a representative in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'', the Londo Bell veteran known only as [[FanNickname Godspeed]].Godspeed]] (technically two, if you count ex-Titans veteran Robin Diez/[[FanNickname Kobe Byarlant]], whose name and face are only revealed in a side-story manga).
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** Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.

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** In the original TV series, Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room. In the OVA Hellsing Ultimate, she also strongarms the Iscariot, a group of specially trained {{Church Militant}}s who absolutely hate and oppose Hellsing Organization, into lighting her cigarette and protecting her instead of taking her into custody by sheer force of personality. And cuts down a Nazi vampire with nothing but a sword. She is also the master of Alucard, ''the'' original vampire, and he will only answer to her.


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** Ultimate has Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese mercenaries. In a WorldOfBadass filled with superpowered priests, Nazi vampires and literally {{Dracula}}, he has no powers to speak of except for his combat experience. His claim to this trope was to simply use military tactics, which successfully held off a major Nazi vampire attack and wiped out 80% of their troops.
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* Kiyone in the ''TenchiMuyo!'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.

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* Kiyone in the ''TenchiMuyo!'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.



* Integra Manga/{{Hellsing}} is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
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Integra Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.
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