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10th Sep '17 1:47:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Newark Mayor Cory Booker was on his way home one night when he saw that his neighbor's house was on fire and their daughter was trapped inside. He immediately ran into the flaming building and carried the girl out safely. People immediately started joking about the new standard for government service.

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* Politician Cory Booker
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Mayor, he was on his way home one night when he saw that his neighbor's house was on fire and their daughter was trapped inside. He immediately ran into the flaming building and carried the girl out safely. People immediately started joking about the new standard for government service.



** He has since become [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority a Senator for New Jersey]].
10th Sep '17 1:46:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Keep in mind that this was ''less than two months before Elvis died''.
10th Sep '17 1:44:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** ...which may be a reference to Sailor Jupiter's debut in the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime. She initially appeared to be just some random HugeSchoolgirl who held her own against one of the QuirkyMinibossSquad with just her bare hands. (To the viewers who ignored the clues. Her debut episode even mentioned Sailor Jupiter in the title)

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** ...which may be a reference to * Sailor Jupiter's debut in the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime. She initially appeared appears to be just some random HugeSchoolgirl who held her own against one of the QuirkyMinibossSquad with just her bare hands. (To the viewers who ignored the clues. Her debut episode even mentioned Sailor Jupiter in the title)



** With all that, she only got fourth place out of all the Mahorafest participants. Meaning there were three other bystanders ''even more badass than she was''.



* In the fourth chapter of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed is fighting terrorists on a train in a hostage situation. When he makes it to the coal room, he quickly takes out one of the two terrorists, but the other manages to aim a gun at him... when the two stokers (the people who shovel coal into the train's furnace) suddenly come out of nowhere and start bashing the guy's head in with their shovels. It's to be expected from a WorldOfBadass.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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In the fourth chapter of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', chapter, Ed is fighting terrorists on a train in a hostage situation. When he makes it to the coal room, he quickly takes out one of the two terrorists, but the other manages to aim a gun at him... when the two stokers (the people who shovel coal into the train's furnace) suddenly come out of nowhere and start bashing the guy's head in with their shovels. It's to be expected from a WorldOfBadass.



* In the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' arc "Syndicate Rules," the Antimatter Universe Johnny Quick and his teammate Power Ring (disguised as the Flash and Green Lantern) are having their asses handed to them by Computron and the Rainbow Raiders. The civilians are thoroughly stunned to realize the two "Leaguers" are having a hard time with these D-List (at best) supercriminals, and immediately rush in and beat the crap out the Raiders with makeshift clubs, shovels, and two-fisted bystander action.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' arc "Syndicate Rules," the Antimatter Universe Johnny Quick and his teammate Power Ring (disguised as the Flash and Green Lantern) are having their asses handed to them by Computron and the Rainbow Raiders. The civilians are thoroughly stunned to realize the two "Leaguers" are having a hard time with these D-List (at best) supercriminals, and immediately rush in and beat the crap out the Raiders with makeshift clubs, shovels, and two-fisted bystander action.



-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike:]]''' Forget ROTOR! Can we see a movie about her?



** In ''Gardens of the Moon'', the major POV character Adjunct Lorn, who is the Empress's personal mage killer with her AntiMagic longsword, faces off against a random soldier named Corporal Blues. He quickly overwhelms her with his remarkable swordsmanship, forcing her to flee. Blues remains a fairly minor character through the rest of the series.

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** In ''Gardens of the Moon'', the major POV character Adjunct Lorn, who is the Empress's personal mage killer with her AntiMagic longsword, faces off against a random soldier named Corporal Blues.Blues who is guarding her real target. He quickly overwhelms her with his remarkable swordsmanship, forcing her to flee. Blues remains a fairly minor character through the rest of the series.
10th Sep '17 1:38:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Used a few times in the badass-saturated ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', sometime to introduce a character that will become important a few books down the line. The most prominent example is that of Traveller, who first shows up in ''Literature/HouseOfChains'' accompanying a group of [[RedShirt nameless soldiers]], defeats a hundred {{elite mook}}s [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]], and leaves the narrative by the end of the chapter that introduced him.

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* Used a few times in the badass-saturated ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', sometime to introduce a character that will become important a few books down the line. The most prominent example is that of Traveller, who
** Traveller
first shows up in ''Literature/HouseOfChains'' accompanying a group of [[RedShirt nameless soldiers]], defeats a hundred {{elite mook}}s [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]], and leaves the narrative by the end of the chapter that introduced him.him.
** In ''Gardens of the Moon'', the major POV character Adjunct Lorn, who is the Empress's personal mage killer with her AntiMagic longsword, faces off against a random soldier named Corporal Blues. He quickly overwhelms her with his remarkable swordsmanship, forcing her to flee. Blues remains a fairly minor character through the rest of the series.
2nd Sep '17 10:28:31 AM Crino37
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** In ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if you try to go upstairs or shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.

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** In ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if you try to go upstairs or shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally imediatelly draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.
2nd Sep '17 10:27:36 AM Crino37
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** In ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if you try to go upstairs or just shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.

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** In ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if you try to go upstairs or just shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.
2nd Sep '17 10:25:07 AM Crino37
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** In GrandTheftAutoViceCity, if you try to go upstairs or just shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.
** ''GTA V'' features random citizens who pack heat by default, so the absence of police in an area doesn't necessarily mean the coast is clear.

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** In GrandTheftAutoViceCity, ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if you try to go upstairs or just shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.
** ''GTA V'' ''GrandTheftAutoV'' features random citizens who pack heat by default, so the absence of police in an area doesn't necessarily mean the coast is clear.
2nd Sep '17 10:24:09 AM Crino37
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** In GrandTheftAutoViceCity, if you try to go upstairs or just shot someone in the Malibu Club without owning it, the female bartender will imediatally draw a stubby shotgun and try to kill you on the spot.
20th Aug '17 8:00:44 PM BuccoBabe
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--->'''Officer:''' If that's the Word o' God, it's sure changed some since Sunday school.
9th Aug '17 11:32:34 AM Abodos
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* The giant pig at Link's home island in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker. Pigs are Wind Waker's replacement for [[CallARabbitASmeerp Cuccos]] in that they attack Link if he attacks them enough times, and the giant pig acts the same way, only he does more damage to Link in a single hit than any other enemy in ''the entire game.''

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The giant pig at Link's home island in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. Pigs are Wind Waker's replacement for [[CallARabbitASmeerp Cuccos]] in that they attack Link if he attacks them enough times, and the giant pig acts the same way, only he does more damage to Link in a single hit than any other enemy in ''the entire game.''''
** Attacking most unarmed civilians in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' usually makes them flinch back or duck in fear. Attacking Gorons, however, will usually get them to attack Link back.
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