History Main / AwesomeAussie

24th Aug '16 1:29:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Since UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has earned a reputation as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou one of the most dangerous countries]] on Earth, due to its harsh environment and [[AustralianWildlife myriad of highly dangerous creatures]], many authors have reasoned that anyone who can survive there must be quite a bit tougher than your ordinary human. Australians (specifically, Anglo-Australian males) in fiction are often portrayed as [[TestosteronePoisoning über-masculine rough-and-tumble supermen]], champion outdoorsmen who tear up the outback in their Jeeps and have never met a crocodile they couldn't wrestle. Expect [[KnifeNut a fondness for knives]]. Some also like to mention the fact that Australia was founded as a penal colony [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums to emphasize how tough they are]], as if this is ever taken as a compliment. Obviously not 100% realistic, but there's ''[[AussiesWithArtillery some]]'' truth here. It is notable, however, that the majority of depictions of this trope date from before the first Iraq war.

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Since UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has earned a reputation as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou one of the most dangerous countries]] on Earth, due to its harsh environment and [[AustralianWildlife myriad of highly dangerous creatures]], many authors have reasoned that anyone who can survive there must be quite a bit tougher than your ordinary human. Australians (specifically, Anglo-Australian males) in fiction are often portrayed as [[TestosteronePoisoning über-masculine rough-and-tumble supermen]], champion outdoorsmen who tear up the outback in their Jeeps and have never met a crocodile they couldn't wrestle. Expect [[KnifeNut a fondness for knives]]. Some also like to mention the fact that Australia was founded as a penal colony [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums to emphasize how tough they are]], as if this is ever taken as a compliment. Obviously not 100% realistic, but there's ''[[AussiesWithArtillery ''[[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery some]]'' truth here. It is notable, however, that the majority of depictions of this trope date from before the first Iraq war.
22nd Aug '16 1:55:41 PM margdean56
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Since UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has earned a reputation as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou one of the most dangerous countries]] on Earth, due to its harsh environment and [[AustralianWildlife myriad of highly dangerous creatures]], many authors have stood to reason that anyone who can survive there must be quite a bit tougher than your ordinary human. Australians (specifically, Anglo-Australian males) in fiction are often portrayed as [[TestosteronePoisoning über-masculine rough-and-tumble supermen]], champion outdoorsmen who tear up the outback in their Jeeps and have never met a crocodile they couldn't wrestle. Expect [[KnifeNut a fondness for knives]]. Some also like to mention the fact that Australia was founded as a penal colony [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums to emphasize how tough they are]], as if this is ever taken as a compliment. Obviously not 100% realistic, but there's ''[[AussiesWithArtillery some]]'' truth here. It is notable, however, that the majority of depictions of this trope date from before the first Iraq war.

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Since UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has earned a reputation as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou one of the most dangerous countries]] on Earth, due to its harsh environment and [[AustralianWildlife myriad of highly dangerous creatures]], many authors have stood to reason reasoned that anyone who can survive there must be quite a bit tougher than your ordinary human. Australians (specifically, Anglo-Australian males) in fiction are often portrayed as [[TestosteronePoisoning über-masculine rough-and-tumble supermen]], champion outdoorsmen who tear up the outback in their Jeeps and have never met a crocodile they couldn't wrestle. Expect [[KnifeNut a fondness for knives]]. Some also like to mention the fact that Australia was founded as a penal colony [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums to emphasize how tough they are]], as if this is ever taken as a compliment. Obviously not 100% realistic, but there's ''[[AussiesWithArtillery some]]'' truth here. It is notable, however, that the majority of depictions of this trope date from before the first Iraq war.
12th Aug '16 10:14:50 AM Rosuav
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* Less awesome in himself, but possessing an awesome job title is David Feeney, Federal Member for Franchise/{{Batman}} and Shadow Minister for Justice.

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* Less awesome in himself, but possessing an awesome job title is was David Feeney, Federal who in 2013 became "Federal Member for Franchise/{{Batman}} and Shadow Minister for Justice.Justice".
9th Aug '16 2:32:49 AM DeepRed
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* Outback from ''GIJoe''.

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* Outback from ''GIJoe''.''GIJoe'', in the British ''Action Force'' comics continuity. The ''A Real American Hero'' continuity has him coming from Wyoming.
9th Aug '16 2:26:30 AM DeepRed
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However, compare that to the typical depiction of UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines. They are usually depicted as slender and easygoing; they don't need to be physically tough to survive the Outback considering they know the land inside and out, and know to how to live in it without blundering through it.

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However, compare that to the typical depiction of UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines. They are usually depicted as slender and easygoing; they don't need to be physically tough to survive the Outback considering they [[NativeGuide know the land inside and out, and know to how to live in it without blundering through it.
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3rd Aug '16 5:17:54 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[{{Franchise/Halo}} Private Chips Dubbo]] has become a MemeticBadass thanks to having some of the best dialogue in the series and a kickass attitude.

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* [[{{Franchise/Halo}} In the original ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' trilogy, recurring Marine NPC Private Chips Dubbo]] has become Dubbo became a MemeticBadass thanks to having some of the best dialogue in the series and a kickass attitude.
1st Aug '16 7:35:39 AM Doug86
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* ''Series/ANZACGirls'', suitably for a drama about Australian nurses serving on the front lines of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, has four; Grace Wilson, Olive Haynes, Alice Ross King, and Elsie Cook. (The fifth main character, Hilda Steele, is equally awesome, but she's a Kiwi.) Grace Wilson and Alice Ross King in particular are practically Australian nursing royalty; the former won the Royal Red Cross and was eventually knighted, and the latter won the Military Medal for courage under fire.

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* ''Series/ANZACGirls'', suitably for a drama about Australian nurses serving on the front lines of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, has four; Grace Wilson, Olive Haynes, Alice Ross King, and Elsie Cook. (The fifth main character, Hilda Steele, is equally awesome, but she's a Kiwi.) Grace Wilson and Alice Ross King in particular are practically Australian nursing royalty; the former won the Royal Red Cross and was eventually knighted, and the latter won the Military Medal for courage under fire.
30th Jul '16 10:49:01 AM Nautilus1
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** The way he reported it in his diaries, the King began a sentence with the words "If we win this war--" at which point Monash interrupted: "''If'' we win?". It was rumoured at one point that if the war had stretched into 1919, the King intended to sack Field-Marshal Haig and put Monash in charge of ''the entire British Army''.

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** The way he reported it in his diaries, the King began a sentence with the words "If we win this war--" at which point Monash interrupted: interrupted[[note]]a gross and unthinkable breach of Royal protocol[[/note]]: "''If'' we win?". It was rumoured at one point that if the war had stretched into 1919, the King intended to sack Field-Marshal Haig and put Monash in charge of ''the entire British Army''.
23rd Jul '16 7:00:18 AM bellarmire
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* ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' has Junkrat and Roadhog, two criminals on an international crime spree together. The former is a trigger-happy explosives expert with a ''very'' hammy accent and the latter has the most hit points of any hero in the game. Although considering that in the Overwatch universe the Australian outback has become an irradiated wasteland where only hardened scavengers can survive, it's somewhat justified.

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* ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' {{Overwatch}} has Junkrat and Roadhog, two criminals on an international crime spree together. The former is a trigger-happy explosives expert with a ''very'' hammy accent and the latter has the most hit points of any hero in the game. Although considering that in the Overwatch universe the Australian outback has become an irradiated wasteland where only hardened scavengers can survive, it's somewhat justified.
23rd Jul '16 6:56:24 AM bellarmire
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* ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' has Junkrat and Roadhog, two criminals on an international crime spree together. The former is a trigger-happy explosives expert with a ''very'' hammy accent and the latter has the most hit points of any hero in the game. Although considering that in the Overwatch universe the Australian outback has become an irradiated wasteland where only hardened scavengers can survive, it's somewhat justified.
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