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6th Feb '17 9:21:50 AM Typos
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** This is often Gaara's default position. Justified, as his absolute sand defense ''and'' sand armor prevent much of anything from touching him.
20th Jan '17 1:08:16 PM MiddleEighth
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*All of the four except Ringo do this a few times in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', particularly the NighInvulnerable Paul, who likes to do it when he's quietly daring someone to attack him.
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2nd Jan '17 5:59:44 AM memememememe
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' this is [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC]] [[JerkJock Principal]]'s default stance, when he's not beating up politically incorrect people (or [[AIIsACrapshoot sentient Advertisements]]), or ranting about Social Justice.
26th Dec '16 10:03:21 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco does this in episode 12 while standing on the bow of [[spoiler: her mother's CoolStarship]] in a clear ShoutOut to ''Anime/GunBuster''.
25th Dec '16 7:53:36 AM Overfiend
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* The end of Star Wars Episode III "Revenge of the Sith" sees the newly minted Darth Vader join the side of Emperor Palpatine as they survey the initial building of the Death Star. Vader's arm-crossing amply displays not only his utter badassery, but his contempt for the nascent "technological terror" being constructed.
5th Dec '16 9:08:42 AM Morgenthaler
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One of the few ways to indicate that you are a {{Badass}} or at least hellishly ambitious. {{Badass}}es tend to fold their arms in front of them. When you see one doing such pose, you know they are {{Badass}} or remarkably powerful, or so calm they got the situation in control or at least harbor ''great'' ambition. It is also a symbol of cockiness. Bonus points if they have impressive muscles.

So basically, if you see people folding their arms, this is a good indication to see that they are {{Badass}}. Even if they're not, they're still showing determination, stubbornness or toughness.

Note that crossing arms below the ribcage speaks a whole other body language, and involves bringing shoulders forward defensively. This tends to denote sulkiness or defensiveness. To cross arms over your chest, one must spread shoulders back, which juts out the chest and straightens the spine, making the figure stand slightly taller, and raises the chin. It's also "closed off" body language, indicating resistance to influence. Each of these elements alone convey confidence, the total posture sums them up to a Badass Arm-Fold. If you wanted to add, say, the KubrickStare you would have to consciously lower the chin, but this tends to net more {{Badass}} points than it gives away.

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One of the few ways to indicate that you are a {{Badass}} badass or at least hellishly ambitious. {{Badass}}es badasses tend to fold their arms in front of them. When you see one doing such pose, you know they are {{Badass}} badass or remarkably powerful, or so calm they got the situation in control or at least harbor ''great'' ambition. It is also a symbol of cockiness. Bonus points if they have impressive muscles.

So basically, if you see people folding their arms, this is a good indication to see that they are {{Badass}}.badass. Even if they're not, they're still showing determination, stubbornness or toughness.

Note that crossing arms below the ribcage speaks a whole other body language, and involves bringing shoulders forward defensively. This tends to denote sulkiness or defensiveness. To cross arms over your chest, one must spread shoulders back, which juts out the chest and straightens the spine, making the figure stand slightly taller, and raises the chin. It's also "closed off" body language, indicating resistance to influence. Each of these elements alone convey confidence, the total posture sums them up to a Badass Arm-Fold. If you wanted to add, say, the KubrickStare you would have to consciously lower the chin, but this tends to net more {{Badass}} badass points than it gives away.



** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto sometimes does this. A good example in an episode in which Mazinger-Z is nearly completely depleted from energy during a battle, the control deck is smoking and giving off sparks due to the strain, the weapons don't work, Prof. Yumi is ordering--''repeatedly''--for Kouji to retreat because he'll die otherwise... and Kouji simply folds his arms across his chest as he calmly waits for one chance to blast the Beast down! It is hard to convey how {{Badass}} he seemed right then.

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto sometimes does this. A good example in an episode in which Mazinger-Z is nearly completely depleted from energy during a battle, the control deck is smoking and giving off sparks due to the strain, the weapons don't work, Prof. Yumi is ordering--''repeatedly''--for Kouji to retreat because he'll die otherwise... and Kouji simply folds his arms across his chest as he calmly waits for one chance to blast the Beast down! It is hard to convey how {{Badass}} badass he seemed right then.



* Subverted in the OVA of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OriginalGeneration''. Only Lamia Loveless have the gall to wait for an exhibition to begin all while folding her arms in front of her. Amongst her group, she probably is the calmest and most {{Badass}} (but not the most between the whole cast). Unfortunately, for the rest of the OVA, she ''never'' gets to show her {{Badass}} qualities.

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* Subverted in the OVA of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OriginalGeneration''. Only Lamia Loveless have the gall to wait for an exhibition to begin all while folding her arms in front of her. Amongst her group, she probably is the calmest and most {{Badass}} badass (but not the most between the whole cast). Unfortunately, for the rest of the OVA, she ''never'' gets to show her {{Badass}} badass qualities.



** Ed does it a few times when he's sulking, but he's still just as {{Badass}} as the others.

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** Ed does it a few times when he's sulking, but he's still just as {{Badass}} badass as the others.



* [[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Aurion]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' does this quite often. Succeeding him in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' is Gaius, who's almost always doing this when he's idle. He even does it in battle while he's participating in Rowen's Dual Capriccio link arte (Which has him take a short ride atop a magically produced air glider).

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* [[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Aurion]] Kratos Aurion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' does this quite often. Succeeding him in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' is Gaius, who's almost always doing this when he's idle. He even does it in battle while he's participating in Rowen's Dual Capriccio link arte (Which has him take a short ride atop a magically produced air glider).



* Played with in psychology. This stance denotes one of two things: (a) the person is in a state of deep thought[[note]]an aversion[[/note]] or (b) the person is in a state of insecurity.[[note]]an inversion[[/note]] The actual {{badass}} (and intimidating) pose would have [[DynamicAkimbo good posture and hands on the hips]] denoting the person is purposefully opening themselves up for attack but they're confident enough with themselves to do it anyway.

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* Played with in psychology. This stance denotes one of two things: (a) the person is in a state of deep thought[[note]]an aversion[[/note]] or (b) the person is in a state of insecurity.[[note]]an inversion[[/note]] The actual {{badass}} badass (and intimidating) pose would have [[DynamicAkimbo good posture and hands on the hips]] denoting the person is purposefully opening themselves up for attack but they're confident enough with themselves to do it anyway.
18th Oct '16 4:05:06 PM drunkenjanitor
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* [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat's]] [[http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Kintaro/Gallery?file=Kintaro_%281%29.png Kintaro]] takes up this pose. This is also Stryker's winning pose in Mortal Kombat 3.
* In ''[[VideoGame/PerfectDark Perfect Dark]]'', one of Trent Easton's men takes this pose as he accompanies him to a meeting in the G5 Building.
15th Oct '16 6:00:22 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Kara folds her arms across her chest and stares Rebel down after warning that if he attacks her, she will ''hurt'' him.
22nd Sep '16 3:16:02 PM StFan
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* Kamina pulls one of these [[http://doublek.thewebcomic.com/comics/1359081/chapter-1-017/ while standing on a car full of whores]] in the early pages of ''DoubleK''. The author notes that he simply ''had'' to do it, since he never did in [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann the main series]].

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* Kamina pulls one of these [[http://doublek.thewebcomic.com/comics/1359081/chapter-1-017/ while standing on a car full of whores]] in the early pages of ''DoubleK''.''Webcomic/DoubleK''. The author notes that he simply ''had'' to do it, since he never did in [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann the main series]].



* Firebrand pulls it at the end of the 11/11/12 livestream video in [[WebOriginal/TribeTwelve Tribe Twelve]]. [[spoiler: "YOU'RE FUCKING WELCOME."]]

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* Firebrand pulls it at the end of the 11/11/12 livestream video in [[WebOriginal/TribeTwelve Tribe Twelve]].''WebVideo/TribeTwelve''. [[spoiler: "YOU'RE FUCKING WELCOME."]]



-->'''Rigby:''' Don't you dare!
-->'''Mordecai:''' Too late. It's already in motion.

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-->'''Rigby:''' Don't you dare!
-->'''Mordecai:'''
dare!\\
'''Mordecai:'''
Too late. It's already in motion.
17th Sep '16 8:30:59 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': Captain Marvelous' default stance. Leads to a great moment in the first episode: Everything is exploding, the scenery is falling apart, and the rest of the team is ducking for cover. Marvelous? Standing unfazed, not giving a damn.

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* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': Captain Marvelous' default stance. Leads to a great moment in the first episode: Everything is exploding, the scenery is falling apart, and the rest of the team is ducking for cover. Marvelous? Standing unfazed, not giving a damn. The Toys/SHFiguarts figure of Gokai Red even comes with the option to replace his poseable arms with folded ones.
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