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17th Apr '16 7:42:59 PM BURGINABC
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Many characters like to boast about their achievements, but only a few can gasconade in style, rattling off a [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard string]] of [[TheMagnificent titles]] and battle honours that impresses allies and intimidates enemies in a way which makes them sound [[MagnificentBastard mythic]], [[SmallNameBigEgo not conceited]].

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Many characters like to boast about their achievements, but only a few can gasconade in style, rattling off a [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard string]] of [[TheMagnificent titles]] and battle honours that impresses allies and intimidates enemies in a way which makes them sound [[MagnificentBastard [[BadAss mythic]], [[SmallNameBigEgo not conceited]].
13th Aug '15 8:27:57 AM Katherine-Sanderson
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20th Jul '15 11:59:06 AM Morgenthaler
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This dates back to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], making it OlderThanDirt. [[note]] And even the old word for it, [[OrlandoFurioso "Rodomontade"]], refers to a work almost OlderThanPrint. [[/note]]

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This dates back to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], making it OlderThanDirt. [[note]] And even the old word for it, [[OrlandoFurioso [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso "Rodomontade"]], refers to a work almost OlderThanPrint. [[/note]]
7th Feb '15 12:03:31 AM veronicamarx
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The character has got to be pretty {{badass}} to be able to make this kind of boast convincingly, though sometimes a [[BoisterousWeakling weaker character]] will bluff like this. It helps when he is obviously in a situation where he may be called on to demonstrate; if not, he may insist that he can show you at once, to [[UnderestimatingBadassery prevent]] his appearing a MilesGloriosus. The usual subversion is for something to promptly undercut [[MilesGloriosus the boaster's pretensions]]. The CombatPragmatist in particular is given to unceremoniously [[ShutUpHannibal cutting off boasters in the middle of their speech]] with a [[TalkToTheFist punch to the face]]. A LargeHam is particularly given to these.

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The character has got to be pretty {{badass}} to be able to make this kind of boast convincingly, though sometimes a [[BoisterousWeakling weaker character]] will bluff like this. It helps when he is they are obviously in a situation where he they may be called on to demonstrate; if not, he they may insist that he they can show you at once, to [[UnderestimatingBadassery prevent]] his their appearing a MilesGloriosus. The usual subversion is for something to promptly undercut [[MilesGloriosus the boaster's pretensions]]. The CombatPragmatist in particular is given to unceremoniously [[ShutUpHannibal cutting off boasters in the middle of their speech]] with a [[TalkToTheFist punch to the face]]. A LargeHam is particularly given to these.



* Hero to Villain or vice versa -- ThrowingDownTheGauntlet. If a hero does this routinely, it's InTheNameOfTheMoon or a BadassCreed. A particularly arrogant Villain might make a Badass Boast part of his BreakingSpeech or his [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Reason the Hero Sucks" Speech]].

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* Hero to Villain or vice versa -- ThrowingDownTheGauntlet. If a hero does this routinely, it's InTheNameOfTheMoon or a BadassCreed. A particularly arrogant Villain might make a Badass Boast part of his their BreakingSpeech or his their [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Reason the Hero Sucks" Speech]].



See also PreAsskickingOneLiner, IHaveManyNames, IAmTheNoun (which frequently is a component of these), and WorldOfCardboardSpeech. If your boast is really your oft repeated credo that explains who you are to yourself, then it is your BadassCreed. If the things you're boasting about are things that happened on-screen earlier in the story, the trope is RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun. A BadassBoast often happens either during or immediately before a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome. May conclude with the observation that [[WhoWillBellTheCat some one person has to be the one to attack him first.]]

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See also PreAsskickingOneLiner, IHaveManyNames, IAmTheNoun (which frequently is a component of these), and WorldOfCardboardSpeech. If your boast is really your oft repeated credo that explains who you are to yourself, then it is your BadassCreed. If the things you're boasting about are things that happened on-screen earlier in the story, the trope is RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun. A BadassBoast often happens either during or immediately before a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome. May conclude with the observation that [[WhoWillBellTheCat some one person has to be the one to attack him them first.]]
7th Oct '14 6:20:51 PM rodneyAnonymous
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7th Oct '14 6:20:23 PM rodneyAnonymous
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-->--'''Smaug the Golden''', ''Literature/TheHobbit''

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-->--'''Smaug the Golden''', Tremendous''', ''Literature/TheHobbit''
17th Jul '14 8:01:23 AM shokoshu
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This dates back to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], making it OlderThanDirt.

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This dates back to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], making it OlderThanDirt.
OlderThanDirt. [[note]] And even the old word for it, [[OrlandoFurioso "Rodomontade"]], refers to a work almost OlderThanPrint. [[/note]]
7th Jun '14 2:52:25 PM bt8257
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28th Apr '14 6:39:56 AM JonnyDip
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23rd Apr '14 3:51:33 PM GGCrono
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->"My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death."
-->--'''Smaug The Golden''', ''Literature/TheHobbit''

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->"My ->''"My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death."
death!"''
-->--'''Smaug The the Golden''', ''Literature/TheHobbit''
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