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4th Apr '18 9:28:50 PM sgamer82
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* [[Manga/OnePiece Monkey D. Luffy]] is a world-class pirate with a bounty of 500 million beris. His list of feats include defeating three Warlords of the Sea, declaring war on the World Government, destroying Enies Lobby, punching out a Celestial Dragon, becoming the first man to ever break ''into'' [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]] and causing its first ever mass-breakout (only one other person had gotten out ''ever''), and then entering the War of the Best at Marine HQ and causing havoc on the battlefield. He's also incredibly friendly, cheerful, and, to be quite honest, [[IdiotHero a dumbass]].
** Buggy the Clown, an early villain who admittedly TookALevelInBadass...but not as much as others in-universe ''think'' he took. Also, a lot of his reputation is from being a member of Gold Roger's crew like Shanks...where they were both cabin boys. A lot of his power post time skip comes from the fact that he commands a crew of badasses, not that he is one (being a noticeable aversion to AsskickingEqualsAuthority for the series).

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Monkey D. Luffy]] Luffy is a world-class pirate with a bounty of 500 million beris. berries. His list of feats include defeating three of the powerful pirates known as the Seven Warlords of the Sea, declaring war on the World Government, Government and, in the process, destroying the government base Enies Lobby, punching out a Celestial Dragon, a nobleman whose response to being offended is to sic a Marine admiral on the offender, becoming the first man to ever break ''into'' [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]] and causing its first ever mass-breakout (only when, previously, only one other person had gotten out ''ever''), ''ever'', and then entering the War of the Best at Marine HQ and causing havoc on the battlefield. He's also incredibly friendly, cheerful, and, to be quite honest, [[IdiotHero a dumbass]].
** Buggy the Clown, Clown is an early villain who admittedly TookALevelInBadass...TookALevelInBadass... but not as much as others in-universe ''think'' he took. Also, a A lot of his reputation is from being a member of Gold Roger's crew like Shanks...Shanks, one of the top pirates in the world... where they were both cabin boys. A lot of his power post time skip comes from the fact that he commands a crew of badasses, not that he is one (being himself, becoing a noticeable aversion to AsskickingEqualsAuthority for the series).series.
27th Mar '18 1:38:11 AM Gamermaster
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* Over the course of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi has safely handled a weapon that {{Mind Rape}}s anyone that touches it, made a violent dragon her personal servant, talked down beings infinitely more powerful than her, and aced a high ranking mage exam. Despite this, she is a completely ordinary computer programmer with no special abilities or magical power to speak of.
16th Mar '18 9:03:58 PM IamTheCaligula
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} by Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. His description says that he only has [[OneHitPointWonder 1 HP, 1 DEF,]] [[ScratchDamage 1 ATK]] and is the easiest enemy in the entire game. [[spoiler:What the description doesn't tell you is that he's also the WorldsBestWarrior, that his attacks bypass your MercyInvincibility and that he deals 1 HP damage ''per frame'', so that's [[DeathByAThousandCuts 40 HP damage per second]], not counting the stacking [[DamageOverTime Karmic Retribution]] effect he applies with every hit. Sans is also a bona fide CombatPragmatist compared to the other monsters: he will take the first turn away from you, interrupt his opening monologue to attack you out of the blue, attack you during ''your turn'', and actually ''dodge'' your attacks. Halfway through his fight, he'll offer you the chance to spare him, and if you take it, well, prepare to '''[[ISurrenderSuckers get]] [[OneHitKill dunked]] [[KarmicDeath on]]'''.]]

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} by Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. His description says that he only has [[OneHitPointWonder 1 HP, 1 DEF,]] [[ScratchDamage 1 ATK]] and is the easiest enemy in the entire game. [[spoiler:What the description doesn't tell you is that he's also the WorldsBestWarrior, that his attacks bypass your MercyInvincibility and that he deals 1 HP damage ''per frame'', so that's [[DeathByAThousandCuts 40 30 HP damage per second]], not counting the stacking [[DamageOverTime Karmic Retribution]] effect he applies with every hit. Sans is also a bona fide CombatPragmatist compared to the other monsters: he will take the first turn away from you, open with [[AlphaStrike his strongest attack]], interrupt his opening monologue mid-sentence to attack you out of get the blue, drop on you, attack you during ''your turn'', and actually ''dodge'' your attacks. Halfway through his fight, he'll offer you the chance to spare him, and if you take it, well, prepare to '''[[ISurrenderSuckers get]] [[OneHitKill dunked]] [[KarmicDeath on]]'''.]]
27th Jan '18 9:46:48 AM MajinAkuma
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* Hercule Satan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has performed the [[FlashStep After Image Technique]], pulled 4 tour buses, and legitimately won the World Martial Arts Tournament many, ''many'' times. While this ''is'' impressive for a human, even the weakest Z fighters are capable of far more, [[OvershadowedByAwesome making him seem like an ant in comparison.]]

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* Hercule Mister Satan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has performed the [[FlashStep After Image Technique]], pulled 4 tour buses, and legitimately won the World Martial Arts Tournament many, ''many'' times. While this ''is'' impressive for a human, even the weakest Z fighters are capable of far more, [[OvershadowedByAwesome making him seem like an ant in comparison.]]
18th Dec '17 5:15:10 PM Siggu
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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' is lauded InUniverse to be a competent hero that, no matter the issue, he can save the day. Only the second part is true, as most of the time he saves the day by complete chance, or because the enemy sees the error of his ways.
29th Nov '17 5:06:05 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' assembles a team of criminals for the express purpose of providing a defense against metahumans. Captain Boomerang is chosen for the crew because he's an ordinary man who tangled with a metahuman and lived to tell about it. Impressive? Except, that metahuman was ComicBook/TheFlash, who does not kill, and Boomerang was laid flat in about the time it took him to realize he wasn't alone anymore.
29th Nov '17 3:50:18 AM FRizer
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The question of how they did it can be answered in different ways. It could be [[AccidentalHero luck]], the hero could have specific [[BunnyEarsLawyer talent]] that continuously saves the day or an ability to make his flaws work for him.
Often the answer to DudeWheresMyRespect because frankly, achievements or not, these guys just donít seem to deserve it.

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The question of how they did it can be answered in different ways. It could be [[AccidentalHero luck]], the hero could have specific [[BunnyEarsLawyer talent]] that continuously saves the day or an ability to make his flaws work for him.
him. Often the answer to DudeWheresMyRespect because frankly, achievements or not, these guys just donít seem to deserve it.
it. In short, the character has a '''reputation''' of being a straight badass, but upon meeting the character in person, they're actually a HiddenBadass.
4th Jul '17 12:09:29 AM Statzkeen
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* In the [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E01TheHomecoming Season 2 opener]] of Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine, we meet Li Nalas, who is revered all across Bajor as one of the great heroes of the resistance, especially known for a mission where he snuck in and assassinated a particularly cruel Cardassian leader. As it turns out, two of them just happened to run into each other in the woods as the Cardassian leader was taking a bath in a lake - he just walked out of the water in his underwear and Li Nalas shot him. The story [[UrbanLegends kept getting exaggerated]] as it spread.
26th Jun '17 12:11:59 AM creader
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23rd May '17 9:37:39 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** There's also Gilderoy Lockhart, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets''. He's a renowned celebrity, famed for fearlessly facing ferocious foes and other threats and always coming out unscathed, but it's immediately apparent that Lockhart is all talk and no action, which shouldn't be if he actually achieved all those feats. It turns out close to the end that not only is Lockhart not as badass as he seems to be, he's actually a complete fraud: the only skill he really has is [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Memory Charms]], which he's used to find and interview wizards and witches who ''actually'' did those things and then wipe out their memories and claim that he did them himself. His incompetence [[LaserGuidedKarma comes back to bite him]] when he tries to do the same to Harry and Ron but the spell backfires and he loses his own memories.

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** There's also Gilderoy Lockhart, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets''.Secrets]]''. He's a renowned celebrity, famed for fearlessly facing ferocious foes and other threats and always coming out unscathed, but it's immediately apparent that Lockhart is all talk and no action, which shouldn't be if he actually achieved all those feats. It turns out close to the end that not only is Lockhart not as badass as he seems to be, he's actually a complete fraud: the only skill he really has is [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Memory Charms]], which he's used to find and interview wizards and witches who ''actually'' did those things and then wipe out their memories and claim that he did them himself. His incompetence [[LaserGuidedKarma comes back to bite him]] when he tries to do the same to Harry and Ron but the spell backfires and he loses his own memories.
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