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* CurbStompBattle: A badass wipes the floor with his/her opposition.
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* TheAce: Being good at something hard makes you a Badass. Being the best? That's even more Badass.
* ActionDad: Dad kicks ass.
* ActionFashionista: The hero who has [[SharpDressedMan class out the ass]], while kicking ass.
* ActionGirl: She kicks ass.
** ActionGirlfriend: When she's your girlfriend.
*** ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: You hurt her lover. Nice knowing you, pal.
** ActionMom: Mom kicks ass.
*** PregnantBadass: She's carrying a child. Don't think she can't terminate your ability to create them.
* ActionHero: He kicks ass.
* ActionPet: Your pet kicks ass.
* ActionSurvivor: An everyday guy with no ActionHero qualities who is actually forced to be a badass.



* AgentPeacock: RuleOfGlamorous meets RuleOfCool in a effeminate guy who kicks butt.
* AlmightyJanitor: He may have the lowest rank, but he can kick more ass than his superiors.
* AsskickingPose: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** BadassArmFold: A particularly badass pose.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kick enough asses and you're fit to rule.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: There's a damn good reason they govern in the first place and you wouldn't want to learn it the hard way.
* AwesomeAussie: The coolest thing to come from down under.

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* AgentPeacock: RuleOfGlamorous meets RuleOfCool in a effeminate guy who kicks butt.
* AlmightyJanitor: He may have the lowest rank, but he can kick more ass than his superiors.
* AsskickingPose: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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BadassArmFold: A particularly badass pose.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kick enough asses and you're fit to rule.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: There's a damn good reason they govern in the first place and you wouldn't want to learn it the hard way.
* AwesomeAussie: The coolest thing to come from down under.
pose.



** CuteBruiser: Little kids with big strength.
** KillerRabbit: Small, cute, animals that are dangerous as all hell.



** OffhandBackhand: Bonus points if they didn't even notice you were there.



** BikerBabe: DistaffCounterpart.



** BondOneLiner: A badass quip after you killed a foe.
** MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Isn't it nice for a badass to introduce themselves before they kick your ass?
** PreAsskickingOneLiner: Every good badass needs a cool line about how dead you're gonna be after they're done.
** PreMortemOneLiner: A badass quip when you're about to kill a foe.



** GeniusBruiser: Kicks ass, but is also intelligent.
** MinoredInAsskicking: A much more subdued version of the BadassBookworm who doesn't actively practice their badass status, but can be if need be.



** AllEncompassingMantle: BadassCape taken UpToEleven
** BlackCloak: A more sinister variety.



** CoolCar: The car is just as - if not more - badass as its driver.
*** WhatAPieceOfJunk: The car is badass, but you wouldn't know it at first glance.
** AcePilot: The airborne equivalent.
*** CoolPlane: It makes the AcePilot ''better''.
** CarFu
** WeaponizedCar and its subtropes



** NeverMessWithGranny: Genderflipped Badass Grandpa.



** CoatCape: If you don't have a BadassCape ''or'' a BadassLongcoat, try the next best thing.
** TheCoatsAreOff: Sometimes you get even more badass when you take the coat off.
** BadassLongRobe: The wizard version of the Badass Longcoat.
** TrenchcoatWarfare: When your longcoat hides badass things to be unleashed at whoever messes with you.

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** CoatCape: If you don't have a BadassCape ''or'' a BadassLongcoat, try the next best thing.
** TheCoatsAreOff: Sometimes you get even more badass when you take the coat off.
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* BadassLongRobe: The wizard version of the Badass Longcoat.
** TrenchcoatWarfare: When your longcoat hides badass things to be unleashed at whoever messes with you.
Longcoat.



** EmpoweredBadassNormal: When said ordinary, already badass person gains superpowers.



** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of {{BadassPreacher}}s. May have NaughtyNuns that involve themselves in combat and other clerical duties.



* BaldOfAwesome: A lack of hair does not diminish the badasse at all.
* BarbarianLonghair: Nothing screams badass like a guy with long, unkempt hair.
* BearsAreBadNews: An angry bear can maul your face off. [[SchmuckBait Just see if he doesn't]].
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: When a badass beats you with your own special move.
* TheBerserker: A wild and uninhibited form of badass warrior.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: They're the nicest people you'll ever meet. But if you piss them off, they won't hesitate to make you regret it.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: They don't talk much. However, they will kick your ass if you take that as a sign of weakness.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: They're always goofing off. However, push the wrong button and they will destroy you, no questions asked.



* BloodKnight: When the resident badass loves a good fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's loud, but you should never question his skill in kicking ass.
* BornWinner: That automatically makes you a loser.
* BraveScot: Heroic Scottish Badass.
* BrawnHilda: Big, fat, burly women that will break your bones if you laugh at them.



* BullyingADragon: People make fun of a badass. They occasionally live to regret that decision.
* CanisMajor: A dog, fox or wolf several times larger than normal, and capable of kicking several times more ass.
* TheCaptain: Who has the balls to run the coolest CoolShip? (or TheSquad)? This guy, of course.
* ChefOfIron: A chef who is also proficient in combat.



* CombatMedic: He/she might be a healer, but you'd be wrong if you think you can [[ShootTheMedicFirst take them down first]].
** DeadlyDoctor: Can cause the same hideous agony they usually cure.
** DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Will tell you in deep detail just how badly they're beating you while doing so.
* CommandingCoolness: Same badassery with a naval twist.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Deep voices make women sound Badass.
* CoolShades: A traditional visual accessory of a badass.
* CowardlyLion: They may be cowardly, but when the going gets tough, they'll kick your ass.
** TheSoCalledCoward: They're faking.
* {{Cowboy}}: The standard-issue badass in TheWestern.
* CowboyCop: Badass with a badge who bends the rules to protect the society.

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* CombatMedic: He/she might be a healer, but you'd be wrong if you think you can [[ShootTheMedicFirst take them down first]].
** DeadlyDoctor: Can cause the same hideous agony they usually cure.
**
DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Will tell you in deep detail just how badly they're beating you while doing so.
* CommandingCoolness: Same badassery with a naval twist.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Deep voices make women sound Badass.
* CoolShades: A traditional visual accessory of a badass.
* CowardlyLion: They may be cowardly, but when the going gets tough, they'll kick your ass.
** TheSoCalledCoward: They're faking.
* {{Cowboy}}: The standard-issue badass in TheWestern.
* CowboyCop: Badass with a badge who bends the rules to protect the society.
so.



* DarkActionGirl: She's evil and she kicks ass.
* {{Determinator}}: He doesn't give up. Ever.
** PluckyGirl: Neither does [[DistaffCounterpart she]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: How a badass dies.
** DiedStandingUp: An alternative to the above.
* DynamicEntry: How a badass says hello.
** BigDamnHeroes: When they arrive JustInTime.
* EarNotch: Badasses with big ears have the scars to prove it.
* EpicBattleBoredom: Mowing down waves of bad guys.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: These reptiles ruled the world once by kicking the asses of anyone who got in their way.
* EyepatchOfPower: A great way for a badass to say "even with one eye, I'm still gonna kick your ass."
* FedoraOfAsskicking: A great hat to wear when kicking ass.
* FightingIrish: When the resident Badass happens to be Irish.
* TheFightingNarcissist: A badass who knows just how good looking he really is.
* FightsLikeANormal: Has superpowers, but fights like a BadassNormal.

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* DarkActionGirl: She's evil and she kicks ass.
* {{Determinator}}: He doesn't give up. Ever.
** PluckyGirl: Neither does [[DistaffCounterpart she]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: How a
EmpoweredBadassNormal: When an ordinary, already badass dies.
** DiedStandingUp: An alternative to the above.
* DynamicEntry: How a badass says hello.
** BigDamnHeroes: When they arrive JustInTime.
* EarNotch: Badasses with big ears have the scars to prove it.
* EpicBattleBoredom: Mowing down waves of bad guys.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: These reptiles ruled the world once by kicking the asses of anyone who got in their way.
* EyepatchOfPower: A great way for a badass to say "even with one eye, I'm still gonna kick your ass."
* FedoraOfAsskicking: A great hat to wear when kicking ass.
* FightingIrish: When the resident Badass happens to be Irish.
* TheFightingNarcissist: A badass who knows just how good looking he really is.
* FightsLikeANormal: Has superpowers, but fights like a BadassNormal.
person gains superpowers.



* FullBoarAction: This boar with big armour and big tusks is here to kick ass and chew swill. He's all out of swill.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Much like BewareTheNiceOnes, except they'll just wait for you to piss them off so they can beat you within an inch of your life.
* HadToBeSharp: These people need to be badass just to survive. They've already seen more action coming of age than most other people ever will.



** BlindWeaponmaster: Just because they're blind doesn't mean that they can't kick your ass.



* HeroKiller: When this guy gets involved, you might wanna run.
* HeroicAmbidexterity: The ability of great warriors to excel in combat with either hand.
* HeroicDog: Dogs can be badass, especially when they protect those who are important to them.
* HeroicDolphin: You won't have to worry about sharks when these BadassAdorable sea mammals are around.



* HotBlooded: A badass does everything with overwhelming passion!



* ImperturbableEnglishman: Total and utter equanimity in the face of mortal danger - he'll finish his [[SpotOfTea tea]], complete [[BritishNewspapers The Times]] crossword puzzle, then hand you your rear end on a silver platter.
* ImplacableMan: There's no stopping this guy from coming to you, when you happen to be his/her target.
** TheJuggernaut: ''Literally.''
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Come on, is there anything more badass than a dragon?
** DragonKnight: Such that they're inspired by the badasse of dragons. Or they may even [[DraconicHumanoid be one.]]
** DragonRider: ...Someone who rides them, of course.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: This otherwise okay show suddenly becomes kickass when a mecha appears.
* IntimidationDemonstration: For when the badass decides to show off their skills before combat.
* IronWoobie: Their life sucks, but instead of angsting and kicking ass, they go straight to the second part.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: A lady being badass in the most elegant clothes.
* KillerGorilla: Don't mess with this guy; he'll rip off your arms and beat you into submission with them.
* KillerRobot: Made from metal and just as tough.
* KungFuJesus: When a MessianicArchetype decides to be badass.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Elegant and calm as she destroys you with offensive magic.
* LadyOfWar: She is known for her grace and poise even while she's cutting you to pieces.
** OfficerAndAGentleman: SpearCounterpart.
* LanternJawOfJustice: That square jaw is the calling card of the one who will make you understand the meaning of the words "You'll pay for your sins."
* LargeAndInCharge: Size ''does'' matter.
* LetsGetDangerous: This nobody decides that it's time to show off some badass feats. Watch out.
* LightningBruiser: They're strong, fast ''and'' tough.



* MachoMasochism: When a badass inflicts injury on him or herself simply to demonstrate how hard s/he is.
* MajorlyAwesome: Okay, so they're not a ColonelBadass or a FourStarBadass. Don't mistake their relative lack of rank for a lack of asskicking.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: You ripped off their arm, but they didn't even flinch.
* MamaBear: Mess with her kids and die. Your choice.
** PapaWolf: Mess with [[SpearCounterpart his]] kids and MamaBear is the ''least'' of your problems.
* MasterOfAll: So badass, s/he's badass at EVERYTHING.
* MasterSwordsman: Challenge them to a swordfight. Let's see how long you last.



* MightyLumberjack: [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus He's a lumberjack and he's badass]].
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: She makes up for her lack of strength by being more ruthless than you and her boyfriend combined.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: And it isn't a healthy environment for weaklings.
* NervesOfSteel: Badass under pressure.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: While sharks prowl the seas, these armored reptiles fill the same niche in freshwater.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Eagles, hawks, falcons and harriers are at the top of their food chains for a reason.
* NobleWolf: The power to kick ass is a key feature for wolves, especially the noble ones.
** SavageWolves: Same as NobleWolf, except it's the EvilCounterpart.
* NonchalantDodge: A more badass way of saying "try harder" is to evade an attack without breaking a sweat.
* NoSell: An even more badass way of saying "try harder" than the NonchalantDodge is to take an attack to the gut without even the slightest hint of injury.
* OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement: Badass enough to kill someone with strange implements.
* OneHandedZweihander: When someone fights wielding a two-handed weapon with one hand, you know you shouldn't mess with them.
** FiringOneHanded: Ditto, with guns.
* OneManArmy: They don't need reinforcements. They ''are'' the reinforcements.
** OneRiotOneRanger: When the choice is to send in the army or send in one man, they send in one man. This man.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: They ''are'' the nuclear bomb.
* PantheraAwesome: Cats are [[CoolCat awesome]], especially big ones.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: They may be small, but they pack quite a punch.



* PowersDoTheFighting: This guy is so badass he can defeat you with his arms folded. His powers do all the fighting for him.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Warrior cultures have been known to produce many badasses in their day and this guy is one of them.
* RaginCajun: What Cajuns become when your face needs wrecking.
* RatedMForManly: Badass taken UpToEleven.
* RedBaron: Because every badass needs a nickname to go with the reputation.
* ReluctantWarrior: They don't want to hurt you; that doesn't mean they can't.
* RescueReversal: They don't need saving, they'll bail themselves out and save ''YOU'' while they're at it.

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* PowersDoTheFighting: This guy is so badass he can defeat you with his arms folded. His powers do all the fighting for him.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Warrior cultures have been known to produce many badasses in their day and this guy is one of them.
* RaginCajun: What Cajuns become when
PregnantBadass: She's carrying a child. Don't think she can't terminate your face needs wrecking.
* RatedMForManly: Badass taken UpToEleven.
* RedBaron: Because every badass needs a nickname
ability to go with the reputation.
* ReluctantWarrior: They don't want to hurt you; that doesn't mean they can't.
* RescueReversal: They don't need saving, they'll bail themselves out and save ''YOU'' while they're at it.
create them.



* RuggedScar: See that guy with the scar? Don't mess with him.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: A badass scarf.
* ScaryBlackMan: This black guy looks like he can kick someone's ass. He can!



* ShutUpHannibal: How a badass hero lets you know that you talk too much.
** KilledMidSentence: Self-explanatory.
** TalkToTheFist: With his fist.
** ShutUpKirk: The badass villain is no longer putting up with your crap.
* SilkHidingSteel: She is cool, calm, collected. The perfect proper lady. Don't mess with her.
* SoulBrotha: He's a black man who grooves, who sways, and kicks ass while talking slang.
* SpecsOfAwesome: A badass pair of glasses.
* TestosteronePoisoning: A parody of RatedMForManly.
* ThreateningShark: When sharks appear in the water, you know you're in trouble.



** RedemptionPromotion: when HeelFaceTurn makes you more badass.
* TrainingFromHell: It's not exactly easy learning how to be a badass.
* TranquilFury: Being badass while being angry in a calm, ice-cold way.
* TyrannosaurusRex: This creature was the apex predator of its day; just imagine what it could do now.
* UltimateBlacksmith: This guy can turn the most useless junk into a weapon of asskicking.
* UnconsciousObjector: When even a fainted guy can still move around and do awesome things for a few moments.



* UnflinchingWalk: They won't even stop to look at how much they just wrecked you.
** InfernalRetaliation: You tried to KillItWithFire. It works... in reverse.
** OutOfTheInferno: Did they just walk through fire? Well, you're screwed.
* VigilanteMan: When the cops aren't fast enough to arrive, the Badass will have to take the law in his own hands.
* WaifFu: Petite, yes, but that doesn't stop her from kicking your ass.
* WarriorPrince: He'll lead his people to victory on the front lines.
* WeDoTheImpossible: They regularly accomplish [[ImpossibleTask Impossible Tasks]].
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: To sail aboard a CoolBoat, you have to be tougher than nails.

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* UnflinchingWalk: They won't even stop to look at how much they just wrecked you.
** InfernalRetaliation: You tried to KillItWithFire. It works... in reverse.
** OutOfTheInferno: Did they just walk through fire? Well, you're screwed.
* VigilanteMan: When the cops aren't fast enough to arrive, the Badass will have to take the law in his own hands.
* WaifFu: Petite, yes, but that doesn't stop her from kicking your ass.
* WarriorPrince: He'll lead his people to victory on the front lines.
* WeDoTheImpossible: They regularly accomplish [[ImpossibleTask Impossible Tasks]].
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: To sail aboard a CoolBoat, you have to be tougher than nails.




* ActionDuo: An ActionHero and an ActionSurvivor team up and kick ass.
* AmazonBrigade: A BadassCrew of {{Action Girl}}s.
* BackToBackBadasses: When two badass characters back each other up. Two badasses are better than one.



* BackToBackBadasses: When two badass characters back each other up. Two badasses are better than one.



* BashBrothers: A pair of action heroes team up and kick ass.
** LovelyAngels: [[DistaffCounterpart A pair of]] {{Action Girl}}s team up and kick ass.
* BattleCouple: Badass Lovers.



* TheSpartanWay: When a whole army is made of TrainingFromHell.
* WorldOfActionGirls: Every girl is badass here.



* AdaptationalWimp: In the original work, he's badass. In the adaptation, less so.

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* AdaptationalWimp: In the original work, he's badass. In the adaptation, less so.



** RedemptionDemotion: When HeelFaceTurn makes you less badass.



* BrokenAce: Becoming TheAce may break you in the process.



* PaperTiger: Another inverse of HiddenBadass.



* TheWorfEffect: He's supposedly a badass as the work says and yet gets his ass handed to him, sometimes multiple times.
** TheWorfBarrage: Inverse of NoSell to the attacker - a supposedly badass attack is stopped flat like it was nothing.



* There's an old joke reused for every famous Badass, from Creator/JohnWayne to Creator/ChuckNorris:
** Did you hear they removed [Action Star]'s new toilet paper brand from the market? There were complaints that it was rough and tough and didn't take shit off anybody.

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* There's an old joke reused for every famous Badass, from Creator/JohnWayne to Creator/ChuckNorris:
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Creator/ChuckNorris: Did you hear they removed [Action Star]'s new toilet paper brand from the market? There were complaints that it was rough and tough and didn't take shit off anybody.
2nd May '16 4:43:57 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:310:Due to [[AwesomenessIsAForce Pure Awesomeness]], the splinters and shrapnel don't touch him.]]

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[[caption-width-right:310:Due to [[AwesomenessIsAForce Pure Awesomeness]], Awesomeness Being a Force]], the splinters and shrapnel don't touch him.]]



->"Wolf the Quarrelsome only appears in history twice, and both times he's kicking someone's ass. (...) We don't know shit about his childhood, his girlfriend, his favorite color or what he liked to do in his spare time. When you read a history of his life, you only learn one thing - he kicked fucking asses. That's it."

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->"Wolf ->''"Wolf the Quarrelsome only appears in history twice, and both times he's kicking someone's ass. (...) We don't know shit about his childhood, his girlfriend, his favorite color or what he liked to do in his spare time. When you read a history of his life, you only learn one thing - he kicked fucking asses. That's it.""''
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** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of {{BadassPreachers}}.

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** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of {{BadassPreachers}}.{{BadassPreacher}}s. May have NaughtyNuns that involve themselves in combat and other clerical duties.
2nd Apr '16 2:46:28 PM Gaming28
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** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of BadassPreachers.

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** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of BadassPreachers.{{BadassPreachers}}.
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** ChurchMilitant: A whole religion of BadassPreachers.
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-->--'''''Website/BadassOfTheWeek'''''

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-->--'''''Website/BadassOfTheWeek'''''
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: The ability of great warriors to excel in combat with either hand.
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*There's an old joke reused for every famous Badass, from Creator/JohnWayne to Creator/ChuckNorris:
**Did you hear they removed [Action Star]'s new toilet paper brand from the market? There were complaints that it was rough and tough and didn't take shit off anybody.
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