History BadassNormal / Film

2nd Sep '17 2:49:47 AM Mhazard
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** ''The Force Awakens'' has an even better example with a [[RedShirt random Stormtrooper]] (canonically named "FN-2199", but better known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while the latter had a lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed Finn, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].

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** ''The Force Awakens'' has an even better example with a [[RedShirt [[{{Mooks}} random Stormtrooper]] (canonically named "FN-2199", but better known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while the latter had a lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed Finn, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].
23rd Aug '17 3:55:54 PM BiffJr
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* Ash Williams of the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series. This man only wields a Chainsaw for an arm, a double barreled Remington shotgun AKA his BOOMSTICK, a chiseled jaw, and the wit of a total jackass. Spouting off one liners left and right, this man who used to be an S-Mart clerk single handedly takes on an army of Deadites. He goes from a normal guy who is just as easily disturbed about the armies of hell as any other, to one of the most memorable movie badasses in history. Hail to the king baby.

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* Ash Williams of the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series. This man only wields a Chainsaw for an arm, a double barreled Remington shotgun [[note]] AKA his BOOMSTICK, BOOMSTICK[[/note]], a chiseled jaw, and the wit of a total jackass. Spouting off one liners left and right, this man who used to be an S-Mart clerk single handedly takes on an army of Deadites. He goes from a normal guy who is just as easily disturbed about the armies of hell as any other, to one of the most memorable movie badasses in history. Hail to the king baby.
23rd Jun '17 6:06:01 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Steve is a World War I pilot, spy, and saboteur and skilled in his own right, he just isn't a demi-goddess with SuperStrength, divine armor, and weapons. His aim with a gun is enough to provide cover fire.



* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Steve is a World War I pilot, spy, and saboteur and skilled in his own right, he just isn't a demi-goddess with Super Strength, divine armor, and weapons. His aim with a gun is enough to provide cover fire.
23rd Jun '17 6:05:04 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Steve is a World War I pilot, spy, and saboteur and skilled in his own right, he just isn't a demi-goddess with Super Strength, divine armor, and weapons. His aim with a gun is enough to provide cover fire.
10th Apr '17 12:15:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is being run by an ordinary one - he doesn't even have Nemo's "mad science knack" for him. But seeing how it's SeanConnery, obviously he kicks as much and more ass then various immortals and Hydes.

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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is being run by an ordinary one - he doesn't even have Nemo's "mad science knack" for him. But seeing how it's SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, obviously he kicks as much and more ass then various immortals and Hydes.
13th Jan '17 3:08:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are many who can perform amazing feats even if they lack force-sensitivity

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are many who can perform amazing feats even if they lack force-sensitivityForce-sensitivity:



** Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is able to hold his own in a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren despite his lack of melee training and Kylo's superior fighting abilities.
** The film has an even better example with an [[RedShirt unnamed Stormtrooper]] (known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while he had the lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed him, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].

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** Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Finn, as seen in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', is able to hold his own in a lightsaber battle with trained Force-sensitive Kylo Ren despite his the former's lack of melee training and Kylo's superior fighting abilities.
** The film ''The Force Awakens'' has an even better example with an a [[RedShirt unnamed random Stormtrooper]] (known (canonically named "FN-2199", but better known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while he the latter had the a lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed him, Finn, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].
2nd Dec '16 1:57:04 PM infernape612
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* Creator/NeillBlomkamp seems to have a thing for making his BigBad|s this trope. [[SociopathicSoldier Colonel Koobus]] of ''Film/{{District 9}}'' is a South African mercenary who leads men to police aliens who can shrug off 9mm rounds and rip people's limbs off, and [[spoiler:single-handedly takes out an alien MiniMecha which slaughtered all of his men]]. [[CorporateSamurai Kruger]] of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' takes on a guy in PoweredArmor with a katana, [[spoiler:though he does eventually get his own suit to fight Max's, and he also survives getting his face blown off]]. Eventually {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[ReligiousBruiser Moore]] from ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', as he's set up as a tough ex-special forces operative, but at no point in the film does he even threaten Chappie without a major advantage like a weapon, a load of henchmen, or the Moose, and eventually Chappie [[CurbStompBattle royally kicks his ass]] - the film's climax makes it clear that past the bluster and military training, he's just a loser on a power trip.

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* Creator/NeillBlomkamp seems to have a thing for making his BigBad|s {{Big Bad}}s this trope. [[SociopathicSoldier Colonel Koobus]] of ''Film/{{District 9}}'' is a South African mercenary who leads men to police aliens who can shrug off 9mm rounds and rip people's limbs off, and [[spoiler:single-handedly takes out an alien MiniMecha which slaughtered all of his men]]. [[CorporateSamurai Kruger]] of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' takes on a guy in PoweredArmor with a katana, [[spoiler:though he does eventually get his own suit to fight Max's, and he also survives getting his face blown off]]. Eventually {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[ReligiousBruiser Moore]] from ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', as he's set up as a tough ex-special forces operative, but at no point in the film does he even threaten Chappie without a major advantage like a weapon, a load of henchmen, or the Moose, and eventually Chappie [[CurbStompBattle royally kicks his ass]] - the film's climax makes it clear that past the bluster and military training, he's just a loser on a power trip.
29th Nov '16 11:17:03 AM CheeseDogX
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** Wedge Antilles of the original trilogy and Poe Dameron of ''The Force Awakens'' are some of the best {{Ace Pilot}}s whose piloting skills rival even force users like Luke and Vader. Wedge survived both attacks on the Death Stars and even brought down a near-invincible [[HumongousMecha AT-AT]] by using the harpoon cables of his snowspeeder to tangle its legs. In his debut film, Poe Dameron who shot down 10 TIE fighters in 10 seconds with his X-Wing and landed the finishing blow to the Starkiller planet by flying into the it and destroying its core.

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** Wedge Antilles of the original trilogy and Poe Dameron of ''The Force Awakens'' are some of the best {{Ace Pilot}}s whose piloting skills rival even force users like Luke and Vader. Wedge survived both attacks on the Death Stars (in the novels it's stated he's the only person to survive both Death Star runs) and even brought down a near-invincible [[HumongousMecha AT-AT]] by using the harpoon cables of his snowspeeder to tangle its legs. In his debut film, Poe Dameron who shot down 10 TIE fighters in 10 seconds with his X-Wing and landed the finishing blow to the Starkiller planet by flying into the it and destroying its core.
29th Nov '16 10:15:53 AM CheeseDogX
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* The original trio of heroes in ''Film/MysteryMen''.

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* The original trio of heroes in ''Film/MysteryMen''. [[spoiler: Maybe. Mr. Furious does seem to have Rage Enhanced Super strength, though we're still not sure if he could lift a bus or not.]]
27th Oct '16 8:09:07 AM JamesAustin
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*** One cop briefly took XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.

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*** One cop briefly took XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesWolverine Wolverine]] down with a shot to the head.



*** The military is smart enough to go after XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the X-Men showed up to lend a hand.

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*** The military is smart enough to go after XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the X-Men showed up to lend a hand.
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