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13th Jan '17 10:03:14 AM babyhenchy1
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* A must in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', because precisely half the player classes are Jedi or Sith, and the others can't just be inferior to them. There is the Bounty Hunter class, sure (who ends up kills more force-Users than any other non-Force user class in the game), but the Republic Trooper can go toe-to-toe with a Sith with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2wObqgvHM melee weapons]]'', and sometimes just his bare fists and a single grenade. Meanwhile, the Smuggler has even ''less'' firepower, and resorts to such things as [[GroinAttack kicking his opponent in the nuts]]. The Imperial Agent in particular was designed around the idea of how someone like Grand Moff Tarkin is capable of standing up against Force-users.

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* A must in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', because precisely half the player classes are Jedi or Sith, and the others can't just be inferior to them. There is the Bounty Hunter class, sure (who ends up kills more force-Users than any other non-Force user class in the game), game through [[WalkingArmory sheer firepower]] and [[CrazyPrepared crazy preparation]]), but the Republic Trooper can go toe-to-toe with a Sith with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2wObqgvHM melee weapons]]'', and sometimes just his bare fists and a single grenade. Meanwhile, the Smuggler has even ''less'' firepower, and resorts to such things as [[GroinAttack kicking his opponent in the nuts]]. The Imperial Agent in particular was designed around the idea of how someone like Grand Moff Tarkin is capable of standing up against Force-users.
10th Jan '17 8:19:21 PM Snipertoaster
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** The player can choose to [[EnforcedTrope enforce]] this in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored 2}}'', where the character you play as (either [[BadassPrincess Emily]] or [[BroughtDownToNormal a recently depowered Corvo]]) meets the Outsider and can accept his Mark or refuse it outright, allowing the player to play through the game with no powers at all. Doing this will net you an [[CosmeticAward achievement/trophy]].
23rd Dec '16 12:55:28 PM babyhenchy1
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* A must in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', because precisely half the player classes are Jedi or Sith, and the others can't just be inferior to them. There is the Bounty Hunter class, sure, but the Republic Trooper can go toe-to-toe with a Sith with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2wObqgvHM melee weapons]]'', and sometimes just his bare fists and a single grenade. Meanwhile, the Smuggler has even ''less'' firepower, and resorts to such things as [[GroinAttack kicking his opponent in the nuts]]. The Imperial Agent in particular was designed around the idea of how someone like Grand Moff Tarkin is capable of standing up against Force-users.

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* A must in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', because precisely half the player classes are Jedi or Sith, and the others can't just be inferior to them. There is the Bounty Hunter class, sure, sure (who ends up kills more force-Users than any other non-Force user class in the game), but the Republic Trooper can go toe-to-toe with a Sith with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2wObqgvHM melee weapons]]'', and sometimes just his bare fists and a single grenade. Meanwhile, the Smuggler has even ''less'' firepower, and resorts to such things as [[GroinAttack kicking his opponent in the nuts]]. The Imperial Agent in particular was designed around the idea of how someone like Grand Moff Tarkin is capable of standing up against Force-users.
21st Dec '16 10:24:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** In a way, Elzam von Branstein (also known as [[PaperThinDisguise Ratsel Feinschmecker]]) also applies. Most of the more skilled RealRobot pilots generally have some variety of psychic powers, and characters who don't generally balance this out by piloting the more powerful but generally less maneuverable {{Super Robot}}s. Elzam, however, pilots the Huckebein Mk-II and Mk-III -- both {{Real Robot}}s designed for use by psychics -- far better than any of the psychic characters ever could. He's just that good. When he finally does receive a SuperRobot, he loses some of what makes him "normal", but gains the equivalent in pure {{Badass}}. And he ''still'' dodges better than the psychics.

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** In a way, Elzam von Branstein (also known as [[PaperThinDisguise Ratsel Feinschmecker]]) also applies. Most of the more skilled RealRobot pilots generally have some variety of psychic powers, and characters who don't generally balance this out by piloting the more powerful but generally less maneuverable {{Super Robot}}s. Elzam, however, pilots the Huckebein Mk-II and Mk-III -- both {{Real Robot}}s designed for use by psychics -- far better than any of the psychic characters ever could. He's just that good. When he finally does receive a SuperRobot, he loses some of what makes him "normal", but gains the equivalent in pure {{Badass}}.badass. And he ''still'' dodges better than the psychics.



*** The same goes for her apprentice Naked Snake, the only man who ever managed to defeat her [[spoiler:though it's possible the Boss let him]]. In fact he was so {{Badass}} that his natural DNA was used in several programs to create genetically modified super soldiers. His soviet partner [=EVA=] also puts most people to shame without any powers or gadgets, [[spoiler:and continues to do so at the age of 78]].

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*** The same goes for her apprentice Naked Snake, the only man who ever managed to defeat her [[spoiler:though it's possible the Boss let him]]. In fact he was so {{Badass}} badass that his natural DNA was used in several programs to create genetically modified super soldiers. His soviet partner [=EVA=] also puts most people to shame without any powers or gadgets, [[spoiler:and continues to do so at the age of 78]].



* In ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' the Eternal Soldier's power come from being a {{Badass}}; he compares favorably with angels, demons and powerful wizards.

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* In ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' the Eternal Soldier's power come from being a {{Badass}}; badass; he compares favorably with angels, demons and powerful wizards.



* Rogue or Warrior Hawke, Aveline, and Carver in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' are survivors of Ferelden's RedshirtArmy, with relatively little military training. Aveline becomes Captain of the Kirkwall Guard, Carver either dies, becomes a Grey Warden, or rises to high rank among the Templars, and Hawke is [[{{Badass}} Hawke]]. There's also Isabella, who's fighting skills are built entirely from the duals she's engaged in over the years for the fun of it, and Sebastian who's just a talented archer.

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* Rogue or Warrior Hawke, Aveline, and Carver in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' are survivors of Ferelden's RedshirtArmy, with relatively little military training. Aveline becomes Captain of the Kirkwall Guard, Carver either dies, becomes a Grey Warden, or rises to high rank among the Templars, and Hawke is [[{{Badass}} Hawke]].Hawke. There's also Isabella, who's fighting skills are built entirely from the duals she's engaged in over the years for the fun of it, and Sebastian who's just a talented archer.



*** Topped by his latest one in ''Chronophantasma'': He fights Azrael to a standstill. Repeat: ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction Azrael]]''. And Azrael walked away saying [[WorthyOpponent he was a great fight]]. Earlier on in the story, Azrael {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ed [[{{Badass}} Jin Kisaragi]], one of the most powerful in the setting, and ''called him boring''. Not bad, Mr. Shishigami, not bad at all.

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*** Topped by his latest one in ''Chronophantasma'': He fights Azrael to a standstill. Repeat: ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction Azrael]]''. And Azrael walked away saying [[WorthyOpponent he was a great fight]]. Earlier on in the story, Azrael {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ed [[{{Badass}} Jin Kisaragi]], Kisaragi, one of the most powerful in the setting, and ''called him boring''. Not bad, Mr. Shishigami, not bad at all.



* While almost every character in the SuperMarioBros series has some superhuman abilities, it is worth noting that a lot of these are acknowledged to be species traits. Toad is no different from any other Toad in terms of abilities, but he is MUCH more {{Badass}}.

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* While almost every character in the SuperMarioBros series has some superhuman abilities, it is worth noting that a lot of these are acknowledged to be species traits. Toad is no different from any other Toad in terms of abilities, but he is MUCH more {{Badass}}.badass.



** ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'': TheSquad consists of: a telekinetic sniper, an old priest with healing powers, a {{Badass}} {{Blood Mag|ic}}e ActionGirl, a MagicalNativeAmerican dude with a {{Gatling|Good}} in one hand and a fiery snake spirit in the other, a dude who can possess people... and [[TheSmartGuy an autistic chick with a computer]]. Although, she uses her autism powers to [[RealityWarper hack the laws of physics]], so exactly how ''"normal"'' she is, is questionable.

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** ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'': TheSquad consists of: a telekinetic sniper, an old priest with healing powers, a {{Badass}} badass {{Blood Mag|ic}}e ActionGirl, a MagicalNativeAmerican dude with a {{Gatling|Good}} in one hand and a fiery snake spirit in the other, a dude who can possess people... and [[TheSmartGuy an autistic chick with a computer]]. Although, she uses her autism powers to [[RealityWarper hack the laws of physics]], so exactly how ''"normal"'' she is, is questionable.



** Garrus Vakarian is an alien, true, but Turians aren't too different from humans and Garrus shows little sign of any abnormal augmentation. He is, however, undeniably a {{Badass}}.

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** Garrus Vakarian is an alien, true, but Turians aren't too different from humans and Garrus shows little sign of any abnormal augmentation. He is, however, undeniably a {{Badass}}.badass.
20th Dec '16 5:46:49 PM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'': It's entirely possible, [[BoringButPractical and surprisingly effective]], to build your character as this. Completely turn your back on such silly things as magic and technological gadgets, in favour of being a face-wrecking LightningBruiser warrior, and a sneaky backstabbing thief. High Persuasion builds require this.

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* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'': It's entirely possible, [[BoringButPractical and surprisingly effective]], to build your character as this. Completely turn your back on such silly things as magic and technological gadgets, in favour of being a face-wrecking LightningBruiser warrior, and a sneaky backstabbing thief. High Persuasion builds require this.
29th Nov '16 2:03:52 PM CheeseDogX
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* The Adventurer in the ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' series. He has no apparent powers or job class, and is always found hanging out in every dungeon in the game. Which means he got there ''before'' your party.
20th Nov '16 11:08:29 PM MonsieurThenardier
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** Tali herself manages to cut a swath through all manner of superhuman foes (particularly geth) and hold her own alongside the [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]] that make up most of the rest of the Normandy team. Like Garrus, she shows little sign of any superhuman augmentation or abilities; she just has her military training, gadgets, guns, and a ''very'' [[TheSmartGuy good understanding]] of the technology in TheVerse. [[BodyCountCompetition She and Garrus like to hold competitions to see who can kill more;]] apparently she wins when they're fighting geth.
22nd Oct '16 7:06:49 PM thatmadork
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* Combined with BoringButPractical and applied to an entire race in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games. The Imperials of Cyrodiil aren't magical powerhouses like the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer]] or [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]], they aren't great fighters like the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Nords]] or the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]], and they're not great at stealth like the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] or [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. All they really have going for them is that they make for cunning diplomats, competent statesmen and disciplined light infantry. Yet the forces of Cyrodiil conquered all of Tamriel ''twice''.
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