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31st May '17 2:29:22 AM Flame
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* Hidari Shotaro is impressive enough as half of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', but even as a normal human he fulfills the criteria for BadassNormal. He lets absolutely nothing stop him from protecting his client, his friends, and his partner. The most notable example is when he goes off to fight [[spoiler: Utopia]], the most powerful Dopant they've ever run into, with nothing but his own fists. And proceeds to [[spoiler: stop Utopia's punch ''with his hat''.]]
** And when the Old Dopant turns him into a senior citizen, he takes his cane and goes off to kick the monster's ass. By himself. Granted he's not very effective, but points for effort.

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* This is one of the typical traits of a KamenRider, one shared across the morality spectrum.
** This and [[IdiotHero a fumbling nature]] makes Shinji Kido/''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' pretty much a natural disaster. Once he sets out to do something, not even rewinding time multiple times will stop him. Also, he is an infectious trait that can make people come to like him even if they don't want to.
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Hidari Shotaro is impressive enough as half of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', but even as a normal human he fulfills the criteria for BadassNormal. He lets absolutely nothing stop him from protecting his client, his friends, and his partner. The most notable example is when he goes off to fight [[spoiler: Utopia]], the most powerful Dopant they've ever run into, with nothing but his own fists. And proceeds to [[spoiler: stop Utopia's punch ''with his hat''.]]
** *** And when the Old Dopant turns him into a senior citizen, he takes his cane and goes off to kick the monster's ass. By himself. Granted he's not very effective, but points for effort.
13th Apr '17 9:40:53 AM darkhog
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** Malcolm Merlyn also qualifies. First he almost completed [[spoiler: The Undertaking]] which had effect anyway [[spoiler: because of redundant earthquake device]], then presumed dead he started rebuilding his empire. He showed up again during [[spoiler: Mirakuru]] crisis to [[spoiler: save his daughter Thea]]. After which he trains her and, with help from Oliver he take on Ra's'al Ghul and takes his place. Not to mention that he makes Team Arrow, many of which should hate it both because what he did to the city and because to what he did to their loved ones, if not like him, at least tolerate his presence when he is around.
6th Apr '17 10:00:13 AM gb00393
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** Jon Snow's skills are only one reason he keeps surviving. His endurance is the other. Jon has gone through several desperate, long-running battles against superior foes, often as the first man in and the last man standing. The Battle of the Bastards is a clear example of this, as he is able to come to the end of the fight absolutely exhausted, and still have the strength and presence of mind to outfight a fresh Ramsay Bolton. And he does this because he absolutely refuses die until the realm and the people he has sworn to protect are safe, and justice is served by his hand.
10th Mar '17 12:58:30 PM gb00393
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** Dorne as a whole. Of all the Seven Kingdoms, Dorne was the last to bend the knee to the Iron Throne. Not to mention having the honor of successfully resisting Aegon Targaryen and his dragons, something that not even the fiercely independent North accomplished.
3rd Feb '17 2:46:02 PM skidoo23
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*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]], the Doctor spends ''four and a half billion years'' [[PunchAWall punching a hole]] into a 20 feet thick wall made of [[FantasyMetals space diamond]] with nothing but his fists. It is revealed later that [[spoiler: he could have left at any time by giving up his knowledge about the Hybrid, but chose to stay as part of a gambit to save Clara. After he escapes the torture chamber, he is willing to cost the General a regeneration and even break the rules of time itself to keep her safe.

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*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]], the Doctor spends ''four and a half billion years'' trapped in an elaborate prison, repeating the same few days over and over again, with his memories resetting each time (except until the end when ''all'' his memories come flooding back) during which time he [[PunchAWall punching punches a hole]] into a 20 feet thick wall made of [[FantasyMetals space diamond]] with nothing but his fists. It is revealed later that [[spoiler: he could have left at any time by giving up his knowledge about the Hybrid, a secret, but chose to stay as part of a gambit to save Clara. Clara, a companion he had fallen in love with and who had been KilledOffForReal just before he was transported into the prison/torture chamber. After he escapes the torture chamber, he is willing proceeds to cost execute a successful coup against the General a regeneration leader of his own people in order to access time-travel tech capable of pulling Clara out of the moment of her death. Once this is complete he and even break Clara race literally to the rules last moments of time itself the universe in a TragicDream of being together before the Doctor's "determinism" is forced to keep her safe.come to an end.]]
12th Jan '17 9:07:27 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Stannis Baratheon begins the war as the weakest and least popular king, but moves to attack his strongest rival anyway, refusing to parlay with anyone he considers a usurper or let even his own brother stand in his way. Even after a catastrophic defeat, he refuses to relinquish his claim. Davos says it best: "As long as Stannis lives, the war is ''not'' over."
** You can remind Balon Greyjoy about the massive failure that was his first rebellion, the personal tragedies it wrought including the death of two of his sons, and how he can never hope to hold the lands he may conquer, but he'll launch a new rebellion anyway.
** The Blackfish describes Catelyn's father Hoster in these terms: "I was surprised when he died. I didn't think Death had the patience."
** Jorah fights this way in "The Dance of Dragons." He gets beat up in each fight, but through grit and luck manages to survive each encounter.
7th Dec '16 7:02:49 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]], the Doctor spends ''two billion years'' [[PunchAWall punching a hole]] into a 20 feet thick wall made of [[FantasyMetals space diamond]] with nothing but his fists.

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*** In ''Let's Kill Hitler'', the Doctor is literally dying and in pain but manages to act incredibly normal (for him) at least until the last 5 or so minutes, even taking the time to change. He also focuses all his energy on saving Amy and Rory, even when he is in such pain he is unable to move.
*** The Doctor spends almost a thousand years, in what he believes to be his final incarnation, defending a town on the planet Christmas - and, by extension, the Time Lords - from pretty much every enemy he's ever had.
*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]], the Doctor spends ''two ''four and a half billion years'' [[PunchAWall punching a hole]] into a 20 feet thick wall made of [[FantasyMetals space diamond]] with nothing but his fists.fists. It is revealed later that [[spoiler: he could have left at any time by giving up his knowledge about the Hybrid, but chose to stay as part of a gambit to save Clara. After he escapes the torture chamber, he is willing to cost the General a regeneration and even break the rules of time itself to keep her safe.
*** The fact that the Doctor has endured over for over 2000 years, half of that in war, and has lost almost everyone he's ever cared about but remains optimistic and compassionate is a testament to his amazing willpower.
7th Dec '16 12:12:43 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/Gotham'': James Gordon, has shown qualities of this on multiple occasions but one that stands out is where he [[spoiler: gets beaten bloody and knocked unconscious]] but upon waking up his first act is to reach for his gun and head to [[spoiler: the police station]], where he had been informed of trouble, instead of seeking medical assistance for his injuries

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* ''Series/Gotham'': ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': James Gordon, has shown qualities of this on multiple occasions but one that stands out is where he [[spoiler: gets beaten bloody and knocked unconscious]] but upon waking up his first act is to reach for his gun and head to [[spoiler: the police station]], where he had been informed of trouble, instead of seeking medical assistance for his injuries
7th Dec '16 12:12:12 AM WillBGood
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* Gibbs from ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. [[AlwaysGetsHisMan He ''will'' get his man, no matter what]]. Shoot him? That'll heal. Hit him with a car? Ditto? Threaten his job? [[UltimateJobSecurity You can't]], and he doesn't care anyway. Blow him up? Been there, done that. Twice. Legal protection? [[CowboyCop screw that]]. the list goes on and on [[OverlyLongGag and on and...]]

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* Gibbs from ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. [[AlwaysGetsHisMan He ''will'' [[AlwaysGetsHisMan get his man, man]], no matter what]].what. Shoot him? That'll heal. Hit him with a car? Ditto? Threaten his job? [[UltimateJobSecurity You can't]], and he doesn't care anyway. Blow him up? Been there, done that. Twice. Legal protection? [[CowboyCop screw that]]. the list goes on and on [[OverlyLongGag and on and...]]
6th Dec '16 11:57:59 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/TheKnick'': Dr. Algernon Edwards is a highly educated surgeon, and has experience working with some of the finest doctors in Europe. None of that really matters, though, in 1900 New York City, where the only thing people see is the color of his skin. Nevertheless, he's determined to make it as a surgeon in a white man's profession and an otherwise all-white hospital, and despite the personal disdain of most of the staff. Why, you ask? Because his superior, [[Creator/CliveOwen Dr. John Thackery]] is something of a mad genius, and Edwards intends to learn everything he knows.

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* ''Series/TheKnick'': Dr. Algernon Edwards is a highly educated surgeon, and has experience working with some of the finest doctors in Europe. None of that really matters, though, in 1900 New York City, where the only thing people see is the color of his skin. Nevertheless, he's determined to make it as a surgeon in a white man's profession and an otherwise all-white hospital, and despite the personal disdain of most of the staff. Why, you ask? Because his superior, [[Creator/CliveOwen Dr. John Thackery]] Thackery]], is something of a mad genius, genius and Edwards intends to learn everything he knows.
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