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* In ''Webcomic/TheLeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'', Shitopolis has dozens of super-heroes, but [[http://superredundant.com/?comic=404-brilliant-planning someone makes sure they can all take Christmas off...]]
21st Jul '16 5:29:42 AM StFan
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* ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has a Santa with a six-pack that survived a direct hit from a missile and could shoot ki blasts. And what does he say, in place of oh, kamehameha? What else "Meerrrrryyyyy CHRISTMASS!!!!" [[spoiler:He still loses the fight against a small catgirl though - but in his defense, Kyouka is as powerful as she is intelligent.]]
* In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', we find that the eponymous character's mental image of Santa is of a secret clan of ninja who have near perfect stealth and are trying to shut down the SOS Brigade. That's not a good thing, considering [[spoiler: she's a reality warping god of a fairly [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian bent]]]].

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* ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2QRIWdNtxY Santa with a six-pack that survived a direct hit from a missile and could shoot ki blasts. And what does he say, in place of oh, kamehameha? What else "Meerrrrryyyyy CHRISTMASS!!!!" [[spoiler:He still loses the fight against a small catgirl though - but in his defense, Kyouka is as powerful as she is intelligent.]]
* In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', we find that the eponymous character's mental image of Santa is of a secret clan of ninja who have near perfect stealth and are trying to shut down the SOS Brigade. That's not a good thing, considering [[spoiler: she's a reality warping god of a fairly [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian bent]]]].
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* ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has a Santa with a six-pack that survived a direct hit from a missile and could shoot ki blasts. And what does he say, in place of oh, kamehameha? What else "Meerrrrryyyyy CHRISTMASS!!!!" [[spoiler:He still loses the fight against a small catgirl though -- but in his defense, Kyouka is as powerful as she is intelligent.]]
* In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', we find that the eponymous character's mental image of Santa is of a secret clan of ninja who have near perfect stealth and are trying to shut down the SOS Brigade. That's not a good thing, considering [[spoiler:she's a reality-warping god of a fairly [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian bent]]]].
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** Also [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1191%3Asanta-vs-hulk&option=com_content&Itemid=24 this.]] The story features [[spoiler: the supervillain Rhino dressing up as Santa, implying a BadSanta scenerio but as it turns out, Rhino was volunteering to hand out toys to kids.]]
* One ''DC Comics Holiday Special'' features a strip in which Santa Claus breaks through the formidable defences of the PollutedWasteland Apokalips in order to deliver to its ruler, the evil god {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, a lump of coal for being naughty. It's implied he does this every year. And then he escapes to do it again next year. And what makes this especially badass is that the Santa who does this is just the traditionally jolly, friendly old man version. Knowing Darkseid, that coal was very well deserved.
---> "He's made it past our atmospheric defenses! He's here..."
---> "On the planet's surface?"
---> "''In the room!''"
** The British ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics continuity had a similar case happen to Dr Robotnik, combined with elements of ''A Christmas Carol''.
*** Specifically, Santa leads Robotnik to realise on his own just how alone he is and how little he actually has despite ruling Mobius. On the other hand, ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'''s Father Christmas' badassery stems simply from his ultimate pacifism. He won't involve himself in the fighting, but by the same token it proves utterly impossible to even touch him in anything but good will. Swipes and weapons go straight through him and automated defences just quietly stop working while he's around.

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** * Also [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1191%3Asanta-vs-hulk&option=com_content&Itemid=24 this.]] The story features [[spoiler: the supervillain Rhino dressing up as Santa, implying a BadSanta scenerio but as it turns out, Rhino was volunteering to hand out toys to kids.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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One ''DC Comics Holiday Special'' features a strip in which Santa Claus breaks through the formidable defences defenses of the PollutedWasteland Apokalips in order to deliver to its ruler, the evil god {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, a lump of coal for being naughty. It's implied he does this every year. And then he escapes to do it again next year. And what makes this especially badass is that the Santa who does this is just the traditionally jolly, friendly old man version. Knowing Darkseid, that coal was very well deserved.
---> "He's --->"He's made it past our atmospheric defenses! He's here..."
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"On the planet's surface?"
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surface?"\\
"''In the room!''"
** The British ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics continuity had a similar case happen to Dr Robotnik, combined with elements of ''A Christmas Carol''.
*** Specifically, Santa leads Robotnik to realise on his own just how alone he is and how little he actually has despite ruling Mobius. On the other hand, ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'''s Father Christmas' badassery stems simply from his ultimate pacifism. He won't involve himself in the fighting, but by the same token it proves utterly impossible to even touch him in anything but good will. Swipes and weapons go straight through him and automated defences just quietly stop working while he's around.
room!''"



* ''Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured Lobo being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a [=Badass=] Santa getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter.

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* The British ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics continuity had a similar case happen to Dr Robotnik, combined with elements of ''A Christmas Carol''. Specifically, Santa leads Robotnik to realise on his own just how alone he is and how little he actually has despite ruling Mobius. On the other hand, ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'''s Father Christmas' badassery stems simply from his ultimate pacifism. He won't involve himself in the fighting, but by the same token it proves utterly impossible to even touch him in anything but good will. Swipes and weapons go straight through him and automated defences just quietly stop working while he's around.
* ''Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured features Lobo being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a [=Badass=] Santa getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter.



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* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' has Steve, Santa's eldest son, controlling the massive Christmas operation involving thousands of elves aboard a giant spaceship-like sleigh while walking around wearing military fatigues and sipping coffee. No matter the snag, he calmly guides the elves through the task of delivering presents without anyone knowing. The start of the film makes it seem like Santa himself is one, wearing something that is more akin to a red uniform than Santa's clothes with a red beret appearing more like a general than Santa. Then it turns out he's just a figurehead with Steve running the entire operation. Also, unlike his family members who are either portly (Santa, Grandsanta, Mrs. Santa) or scrawny (Arthur), Steve is in excellent shape.
* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Santa (referred to by his last name, North) dual-wields sabres, associates with yetis, has Naughty and Nice tattooed on his forearms, and by his accent is probably a HuskyRusskie. (The movie depict the Easter Bunny as badass too, along with many similar characters.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0M25mpJl8 Enjoy.]]
-->'''Santa:''' Buckle up!\\
'''Easter Bunny:''' Where are the bloody seatbelts?\\
'''Santa:''' Ha! That was just expression.
:: If his origins from the original book series still holds true for the movie, Santa's also a [[RetiredOutlaw former outlaw]] capable of using [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean magic]].
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** "This Jolly Old Elf is goin' out the front door!"

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** "This -->"This Jolly Old Elf is goin' out the front door!"



* Despite being the namer for [[BadSanta another trope]], BillyBobThornton's character in ''Film/BadSanta'' ends up being more [=Badass=] Santa, at one point teaching Thurman to stand up for himself.
* ''Film/SantaVsTheSnowman''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' has Steve, Santa's eldest son, controlling the massive Christmas operation involving thousands of elves aboard a giant spaceship-like sleigh while walking around wearing military fatigues and sipping coffee. No matter the snag, he calmly guides the elves through the task of delivering presents without anyone knowing. The start of the film makes it seem like Santa himself is one, wearing something that is more akin to a red uniform than Santa's clothes with a red beret appearing more like a general than Santa. Then it turns out he's just a figurehead with Steve running the entire operation. Also, unlike his family members who are either portly (Santa, Grandsanta, Mrs. Santa) or scrawny (Arthur), Steve is in excellent shape.

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* Despite being the namer for [[BadSanta another trope]], BillyBobThornton's Creator/BillyBobThornton's character in ''Film/BadSanta'' ends up being more [=Badass=] Santa, at one point teaching Thurman to stand up for himself.
* %%* ''Film/SantaVsTheSnowman''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' has Steve, Santa's eldest son, controlling the massive Christmas operation involving thousands of elves aboard a giant spaceship-like sleigh while walking around wearing military fatigues and sipping coffee. No matter the snag, he calmly guides the elves through the task of delivering presents without anyone knowing. The start of the film makes it seem like Santa himself is one, wearing something that is more akin to a red uniform than Santa's clothes with a red beret appearing more like a general than Santa. Then it turns out he's just a figurehead with Steve running the entire operation. Also, unlike his family members who are either portly (Santa, Grandsanta, Mrs. Santa) or scrawny (Arthur), Steve is in excellent shape.
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Santa (referred to by his last name, North) dual-wields sabres, associates with yetis, has Naughty and Nice tattooed on his forearms, and by his accent is probably a HuskyRusskie. (The movie depict the Easter Bunny as badass too, along with many similar characters.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0M25mpJl8 Enjoy.]]
--> '''Santa:''' Buckle up!
--> '''Easter Bunny:''' Where are the bloody seatbelts?
--> '''Santa:''' Ha! That was just expression.
** If his origins from the original book series still holds true for the movie, Santa's also a [[RetiredOutlaw former outlaw]] capable of using [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean magic]].
* In the movie "Two Front Teeth", Santa battles Vampire Santa with martial arts. And it is AWESOME.

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* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Santa (referred to by his last name, North) dual-wields sabres, associates with yetis, has Naughty and Nice tattooed on his forearms, and by his accent is probably a HuskyRusskie. (The movie depict the Easter Bunny as badass too, along with many similar characters.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0M25mpJl8 Enjoy.]]
--> '''Santa:''' Buckle up!
--> '''Easter Bunny:''' Where are the bloody seatbelts?
--> '''Santa:''' Ha! That was just expression.
** If his origins from the original book series still holds true for the movie, Santa's also a [[RetiredOutlaw former outlaw]] capable of using [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean magic]].
* In the movie "Two
''Two Front Teeth", Teeth'', Santa battles Vampire Santa with martial arts. And it is AWESOME.



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* TheArrogantWorms have the song "Santa's Gonna Kick Your Ass" after having a really crappy year. The reindeer and elves are in an equally bad mood.

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* TheArrogantWorms Music/TheArrogantWorms have the song "Santa's Gonna Kick Your Ass" after having a really crappy year. The reindeer and elves are in an equally bad mood.



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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} Bayonetta 2]]'' has Rodin, an [[BonusBoss unspeakably powerful]] FallenAngel who manifests as a ScaryBlackMan, dress up in a Santa costume to deliver presents as a favor to a friend. [[http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/files/2014/12/Bayonetta2.jpg You will believe in Santa.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} Bayonetta 2]]'' ''VideoGame/Bayonetta2'' has Rodin, an [[BonusBoss unspeakably powerful]] FallenAngel who manifests as a ScaryBlackMan, dress up in a Santa costume to deliver presents as a favor to a friend. [[http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/files/2014/12/Bayonetta2.jpg You will believe in Santa.]]



* When TomSka tries to cancel Christmas, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpY4ym5fspQ you know it's serious.]]

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* When TomSka Creator/TomSka tries to cancel Christmas, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpY4ym5fspQ you know it's serious.]]



* [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/The-reason-you-never-see-Santa-147871957 This is why you never see Santa.]]
* Matataku, the Japanese artist who drew the current image, draws an artwork of badass Santa (the fans of his have lovingly named him [[FanNickname MANta Claus]] every year. In his 2010 artwork, it showed there's an entire ''legion'' of {{Badass Santa}}s in his world.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had a Santa Claus as a parody of Professor X from the X-Men who with his X-Men parody elves, helped defeat the Delightful Children from down the Lane.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had has a Santa Claus as a parody of Professor X from the X-Men who with his X-Men parody elves, helped defeat the Delightful Children from down the Lane.



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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2QRIWdNtxY Santa says you must play Sega Saturn.]]
* [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/The-reason-you-never-see-Santa-147871957 This is why you never see Santa.]]
* Matataku, the Japanese artist who drew the current image, draws an artwork of badass Santa (the fans of his have lovingly named him [[FanNickname MANta Claus]] every year. In his 2010 artwork, it showed there's an entire ''legion'' of {{Badass Santa}}s in his world.
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17th Jul '16 10:06:55 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the table-top game ''Santa's Soldiers''. Santa is quite formidable, but ''really'' naive. Therefore, it's your crew's job to protect the big guy from his many enemies, but also from realizing he has them. The paramilitary elves are headed by ''Mrs. Claus,'' whose stats make ChuckNorris look like a wimp.

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* Inverted in the table-top game ''Santa's Soldiers''. Santa is quite formidable, but ''really'' naive. Therefore, it's your crew's job to protect the big guy from his many enemies, but also from realizing he has them. The paramilitary elves are headed by ''Mrs. Claus,'' whose stats make ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris look like a wimp.
7th Jul '16 5:01:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Spirit of the Season,'' a holiday-themed spinoff of ''SpiritOfTheCentury,'' has Nick Saint, the current incarnation of the Spirit of Giving, who fights evil with his rocket-powered sleigh and cadre of highly skilled Reindeer Men.

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* ''Spirit of the Season,'' a holiday-themed spinoff of ''SpiritOfTheCentury,'' ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury,'' has Nick Saint, the current incarnation of the Spirit of Giving, who fights evil with his rocket-powered sleigh and cadre of highly skilled Reindeer Men.
14th Jun '16 8:15:14 PM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s rendition of Santa. A no-nonsense and serious Santa who nevertheless enjoys his job and ensures everything goes okay and safely. He doesn't hesitate to track down his former employee who has a a dangerous gift. In fact, he reveals that he has a six-pack (hidden by a seix-pack and presumably the thick layers of clothing.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s rendition of Santa. A no-nonsense and serious Santa who nevertheless enjoys his job and ensures everything goes okay safely and safely. nevertheless loves his job and role in Christmas. He doesn't hesitate to track shut down his former employee who has head researcher's project involving a a dangerous gift. gift with dark magic (and hunting him down himself when he escapes with the gift.) In fact, he reveals that he has a six-pack (hidden by away with a seix-pack bullet-proof vest and presumably the thick layers of clothing.)
22nd Apr '16 9:08:37 AM Piando
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* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' - Santa was like this at the end of Christmas Every Day and Have a Merry Wishmas. He was fighting the other holidays in CED and in Wishmas, he used it on Jorgen Von Strangle because Jorgen Von Strangle tried to replace Christmas with Wishmas. He was using Christmas magic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' - Santa was like this at the end of Christmas Every Day and Have a Merry Wishmas. He was fighting the other holidays in CED and in Wishmas, he used it on Jorgen Von Strangle because Jorgen Von Strangle tried to replace Christmas with Wishmas. He was using Christmas magic.
16th Apr '16 2:56:46 PM erforce
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* In the ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' universe, Santa Claus is an elderly shaman who lives alone in a little hut at the North Pole, dresses in freshly-flayed reindeer skins,[[note]] His clothes look red because he wears the skins inside-out when they're still bloody.[[/note]] and uses astral projection to travel around the world every year on Christmas. He also controls an army of mischievous imps (his "little helpers") as his {{familiar}}s, and he apparently used them to kill a few representatives of the Coca-Cola company when they tried to buy the rights to his image.

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* In the ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' universe, Santa Claus is an elderly shaman who lives alone in a little hut at the North Pole, dresses in freshly-flayed reindeer skins,[[note]] His clothes look red because he wears the skins inside-out when they're still bloody.[[/note]] and uses astral projection to travel around the world every year on Christmas. He also controls an army of mischievous imps (his "little helpers") as his {{familiar}}s, and he apparently used them to kill a few representatives of the Coca-Cola company when they tried to buy the rights to his image.
3rd Jan '16 12:12:24 AM Kirayoshi
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* ''Klaus'', a new series by Creator/GrantMorrison, retells the origin of Santa Claus, drawing heavily on the myth's wider roots in Viking and Siberian legend. The future Santa Claus is depicted as a skilled hunter and fighter, who sets out to protect the children of a local village from a cruel tyrant.
2nd Jan '16 1:36:54 PM nombretomado
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** The British ''SonicTheHedgehog'' comics continuity had a similar case happen to Dr Robotnik, combined with elements of ''A Christmas Carol''.
*** Specifically, Santa leads Robotnik to realise on his own just how alone he is and how little he actually has despite ruling Mobius. On the other hand, SonicTheComic's Father Christmas' badassery stems simply from his ultimate pacifism. He won't involve himself in the fighting, but by the same token it proves utterly impossible to even touch him in anything but good will. Swipes and weapons go straight through him and automated defences just quietly stop working while he's around.

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** The British ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics continuity had a similar case happen to Dr Robotnik, combined with elements of ''A Christmas Carol''.
*** Specifically, Santa leads Robotnik to realise on his own just how alone he is and how little he actually has despite ruling Mobius. On the other hand, SonicTheComic's ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'''s Father Christmas' badassery stems simply from his ultimate pacifism. He won't involve himself in the fighting, but by the same token it proves utterly impossible to even touch him in anything but good will. Swipes and weapons go straight through him and automated defences just quietly stop working while he's around.
31st Dec '15 12:58:15 AM Anddrix
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* ''Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured {{Lobo}} being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a [=Badass=] Santa getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter.

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* ''Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured {{Lobo}} Lobo being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a [=Badass=] Santa getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter.
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