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25th Mar '17 8:19:04 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* 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).

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* 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). The rest of the cast [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this and one victory pose even has a few of them ''copying'' him while he looks on in bafflement.
** [[BadassNormal Yuri]] [[BreakoutCharacter Lowell]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' does this in a skit pose.
16th Mar '17 8:00:18 PM DarkStorm
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* In the old Creator/DataEast medieval-themed wrestling/fighting game ''MutantFighter'' (aka ''Death [[{{Engrish}} Brade]]''), This was Pazuzu the Demon's default pose. He even did it while performing his super attack.
3rd Mar '17 9:41:43 PM kkhohoho
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One of the few ways to indicate that you are a badass or at least hellishly ambitious. badasses 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.

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One of the few ways to indicate that you are a badass or at least hellishly ambitious. badasses tend ambitious is to fold their your arms straight in front of them. your opposition. When you see one doing such a pose, you know that they are badass or remarkably powerful, or so calm that they got have the situation in under control or at least harbor ''great'' ambition. It is also a symbol of cockiness. Bonus points if they have impressive muscles.
3rd Mar '17 3:46:51 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In "Let's Play Streetball", the gang makes their own rap music video and Mr. Cat, Stumpy and Quack Quack do this.
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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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*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.
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