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26th Dec '15 12:36:44 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Has nothing to do with familiarity with in-universe fiction.
** The military is GenreSavvy enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
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** The military is GenreSavvy smart enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
25th Dec '15 12:45:37 AM DaedalusEx
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*** 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]].
21st Dec '15 9:20:58 AM ACW
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**Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is able to hold his own in a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren.
18th Oct '15 7:10:00 AM Anddrix
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** The military is GenreSavvy enough to go after SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
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** The military is GenreSavvy enough to go after SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
25th Sep '15 5:18:06 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents PhilCoulson, Maria Hill, Clint Barton, aka {{Hawkeye}} and Natasha Romanoff, aka Comicbook/BlackWidow. They all serve under undisputed Badass Normal ComicBook/NickFury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. And, if Coulson's description is accurate, the whole of SHIELD is an example.
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** ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents PhilCoulson, Maria Hill, Clint Barton, aka {{Hawkeye}} ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and Natasha Romanoff, aka Comicbook/BlackWidow. They all serve under undisputed Badass Normal ComicBook/NickFury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. And, if Coulson's description is accurate, the whole of SHIELD is an example.
9th Sep '15 5:34:32 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents PhilCoulson, Maria Hill, Clint Barton, aka {{Hawkeye}} and Natasha Romanoff, aka Comicbook/BlackWidow. They all serve under undisputed Badass Normal NickFury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. And, if Coulson's description is accurate, the whole of SHIELD is an example.
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** ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents PhilCoulson, Maria Hill, Clint Barton, aka {{Hawkeye}} and Natasha Romanoff, aka Comicbook/BlackWidow. They all serve under undisputed Badass Normal NickFury, ComicBook/NickFury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. And, if Coulson's description is accurate, the whole of SHIELD is an example.
6th Aug '15 7:09:11 PM MechWarrior
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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 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}}, ''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.
10th Jul '15 1:51:52 AM ragnarok235
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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.
11th Apr '15 1:17:44 PM VVK
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None of the others were really matching Jedi or Sith in any concrete way.
* The ''StarWars'' film series includes Jango Fett, who fights Obi-Wan and his Jedi powers using gizmos and gumption. Jango gets the worse of the combat, but his gadgets last just long enough to allow a quick escape. Later he manages to kill a distracted Jedi with some blaster sharpshooting. This must have gone to his head, because he ultimately [[spoiler:tries to take on Mace Windu and gets rather anticlimatically curbstomped.]] ** Han Solo briefly went up against Darth Vader himself and was the one who eventually killed Boba Fett (well, as far as the movies go). ** Grand Moff Tarkin - for a man who cannot reflect bullets with a sword or throw lightnings from his fingertips, he is badass enough to give orders to Darth Vader himself. ** Wedge Antilles - he's a normal human without the Force, but he becomes a starfighter pilot of legendary skill, founding the elite Rogue Squadron and achieving feats on par with the greatest jedi pilots. He also is the only person to fly a starfighter during both Death Star battles and survive.
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* The ''StarWars'' film series includes Jango Fett, who Fett from ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIAttackOfTheClones'' has about the best record in the ''Star Wars'' films of a normal fighting the Force-using Jedi. First, he fights Obi-Wan and his Jedi powers using gizmos and gumption. Jango gets the worse of the combat, but his gadgets last just long enough to allow a quick escape. escape, and Obi-Wan is certainly inconvenienced. Later he manages to kill a distracted Jedi RedShirt with some blaster sharpshooting. This must have gone to his head, because he ultimately [[spoiler:tries to take on Mace Windu and gets rather anticlimatically curbstomped.]] ** Han Solo briefly went up against Darth Vader himself and curbstomped -- note that Windu was the one who eventually killed Boba Fett (well, as far as the movies go). ** Grand Moff Tarkin - for a man who cannot reflect bullets with a sword or throw lightnings from his fingertips, he is badass enough to give orders to Darth Vader himself. ** Wedge Antilles - he's a normal human without the Force, but he becomes a starfighter pilot of legendary skill, founding the absolutely elite Rogue Squadron and achieving feats on par with even among the greatest jedi pilots. He also is the only person to fly a starfighter during both Death Star battles and survive.Jedi.]]
31st Dec '14 3:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ash Williams of the ''Film/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 ''Film/EvilDead'' ''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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