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12th Feb '18 10:49:28 AM KoblerMan
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It's become increasingly common for the Badass Normal to be a protagonist, as he is [[ThisLoserIsYou easier to relate to for us ordinary muggles]] in contrast to the often-unrealistic ideal lead. If they are in TheTeam, then they are usually TheLeader, or at least [[TheSmartGuy the brains of the outfit]], to compensate.

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It's become increasingly common for the Badass Normal to be a protagonist, as he is [[ThisLoserIsYou easier to relate to for us ordinary muggles]] ordinary]] {{Muggles}} in contrast to the often-unrealistic ideal lead. If they are in TheTeam, then they are usually TheLeader, or at least [[TheSmartGuy the brains of the outfit]], to compensate.
14th Oct '17 3:37:07 PM CrowTR0bot
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->'''ComicBook/TheJoker''': There's nothing "mere" about that mortal.

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->'''ComicBook/TheJoker''': There's nothing "mere" about that ''that'' mortal.
13th Sep '17 7:47:03 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:300:[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batman_vs_superman_wallpaper-300x225.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Franchise/Batman}} He]] doesn't need powers!\\
[[MemeticMutation He's the goddamn Batman!]]]]

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[[quoteright:300:[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batman_vs_superman_wallpaper-300x225.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Franchise/Batman}} He]] doesn't need powers!\\
[[MemeticMutation He's the goddamn Batman!]]]]
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9th Sep '17 2:47:28 PM ElectroKraken
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If a Badass Normal is capable of things that should only be superhuman, then they have a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. If Badass runs in their family, it's because LamarckWasRight. If they are given superpowers after being non-powered for a while , you get an EmpoweredBadassNormal. If they only lost powers they actually used to have, they've been BroughtDownToBadass.

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If a Badass Normal is capable of things that should only be superhuman, then they have a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. If Badass runs in their family, it's because LamarckWasRight. If they are given superpowers after being non-powered for a while , while, you get an EmpoweredBadassNormal. If they only lost powers they actually used to have, they've been BroughtDownToBadass.
23rd Aug '17 12:57:55 PM ANTMuddle
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Compare MugglesDoItBetter, UnfazedEveryman, WeakButSkilled, PunyEarthlings. A HunterOfMonsters frequently is one, though there are just as many HunterOfHisOwnKind or FurAgainstFang variants.

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Compare MugglesDoItBetter, UnfazedEveryman, WeakButSkilled, PunyEarthlings.PunyEarthlings, and especially HeartIsAnAwesomePower. A HunterOfMonsters frequently is one, though there are just as many HunterOfHisOwnKind or FurAgainstFang variants.
10th Aug '17 8:11:12 PM Gregzilla
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Compare MugglesDoItBetter, UnfazedEveryman, WeakButSkilled, PunyEarthlings. TheHunter frequently is one, though there are just as many HunterOfHisOwnKind or FurAgainstFang variants.

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Compare MugglesDoItBetter, UnfazedEveryman, WeakButSkilled, PunyEarthlings. TheHunter A HunterOfMonsters frequently is one, though there are just as many HunterOfHisOwnKind or FurAgainstFang variants.
27th May '17 2:27:29 PM IchigoMontoya
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[[InAWorld In a world]] with supernatural dealings or superpowers, this character is the one who is able to keep being useful through [[BadassBookworm intellect]], martial arts abilities, [[FightingDirty general ruthlessness]], or just being CrazyPrepared.

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[[InAWorld In a world]] with supernatural dealings or superpowers, this character is the one who is able to keep being useful through [[BadassBookworm intellect]], martial arts abilities, [[FightingDirty general [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty general]] [[CombatPragmatist ruthlessness]], or just being CrazyPrepared.
27th Feb '17 12:29:24 AM bt8257
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Contrast with OvershadowedByAwesome, where a character is by reasonable means strong compared to regular people or even superpowerful, but can only be considered "normal" when compared to the people they hang out with, who are vastly stronger. Because of this they often CantCatchUp. Also contrast SuperLoser, for characters who are anything but badass despite having superpowers. BroughtDownToNormal arcs can show a super powered individual can be badass without their powers but that does not qualify them for this trope. This is a character type, not a plot trope.

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Contrast with OvershadowedByAwesome, where a character is by reasonable means strong compared to regular people or even superpowerful, but can only be considered "normal" when compared to the people they hang out with, who are vastly stronger. Because of this this, they often CantCatchUp. Also contrast SuperLoser, for characters who are anything but badass despite having superpowers. BroughtDownToNormal arcs can show a super powered individual can be badass without their powers but that does not qualify them for this trope. This is a character type, not a plot trope.
19th Jan '17 2:07:37 AM MarqFJA
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InAWorld with supernatural dealings or superpowers, this character is the one who is able to keep being useful through [[BadassBookworm intellect]], martial arts abilities, [[FightingDirty general ruthlessness]], or just being CrazyPrepared.

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InAWorld [[InAWorld In a world]] with supernatural dealings or superpowers, this character is the one who is able to keep being useful through [[BadassBookworm intellect]], martial arts abilities, [[FightingDirty general ruthlessness]], or just being CrazyPrepared.
16th Jul '16 9:55:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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A SubTrope of {{Badass}}. SuperTrope of BadassBystander. By definition always on level 1 in SuperWeight.

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A SubTrope of {{Badass}}. This is a SuperTrope of BadassBystander. By definition always on level 1 in SuperWeight.



Contrast with OvershadowedByAwesome, where a character is by reasonable means strong compared to regular people or even superpowerful, but can only be considered "normal" when compared to the people they hang out with, who are vastly stronger. Because of this they often CantCatchUp. Also contrast SuperLoser, for characters who are anything but {{badass}} despite having superpowers. BroughtDownToNormal arcs can show a super powered individual can be bad ass without their powers but that does not qualify them for this trope. This is a character type, not a plot trope.

'''Note for Tropers:''' This trope '''only''' applies if the setting possesses a significant number of characters with superpowers. In a setting where superpowers are very uncommon or nonexistent, {{Badass}} characters without superpowers [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment are just badass]]. If you encounter an instance of a character in a setting without superpowers being called a Badass Normal, please remove or change it. For average people that are forced to be a badass by the situation, see ActionSurvivor. For costumed heroes without superpowers in general, see NonPoweredCostumedHero. Anyone from a WitchSpecies who can't be defined as a MuggleBornOfMages is disqualified.

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Contrast with OvershadowedByAwesome, where a character is by reasonable means strong compared to regular people or even superpowerful, but can only be considered "normal" when compared to the people they hang out with, who are vastly stronger. Because of this they often CantCatchUp. Also contrast SuperLoser, for characters who are anything but {{badass}} badass despite having superpowers. BroughtDownToNormal arcs can show a super powered individual can be bad ass badass without their powers but that does not qualify them for this trope. This is a character type, not a plot trope.

'''Note for Tropers:''' This trope '''only''' applies if the setting possesses a significant number of characters with superpowers. In a setting where superpowers are very uncommon or nonexistent, {{Badass}} badass characters without superpowers [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment are just badass]]. If you encounter an instance of a character in a setting without superpowers being called a Badass Normal, please remove or change it. For average people that are forced to be a badass by the situation, see ActionSurvivor. For costumed heroes without superpowers in general, see NonPoweredCostumedHero. Anyone from a WitchSpecies who can't be defined as a MuggleBornOfMages is disqualified.
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