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28th Oct '17 3:48:44 PM timotaka
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* Yet another example from Rome, emperor Diocletian. Of low birth from a Roman province, he joined the army and rose in the ranks to a commander and was granted consulship for his successful command. When the reigning emperor died, Diocletian was declared the new emperor. He led several successful military campaigns against threats to the empire and enacted reforms which stabilized the nearly collapsing empire. After all this, Diocletian became the first emperor to voluntarily resign from the position and lived out the rest of his days peacefully in a palace in his homeland, primarily occupying himself with gardening. If you've ever heard mention of the emperor who retired to grow cabbages, this is him.

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* Yet another example from Rome, emperor Diocletian. Of low birth from a Roman province, he joined the army and rose in the ranks to a commander and was granted consulship for his successful command. When the reigning emperor died, Diocletian was declared the new emperor. He led several successful military campaigns against external threats to the empire and enacted reforms which stabilized the nearly collapsing empire. After all this, Diocletian became the first emperor to voluntarily resign from the position and lived out the rest of his days peacefully in a palace in his homeland, primarily occupying himself with gardening. If you've ever heard mention of the emperor who retired to grow cabbages, this is him.
28th Oct '17 3:47:49 PM timotaka
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* Yet another example from Rome, emperor Diocletian. Of low birth from a Roman province, he joined the army and rose in the ranks to a commander and was granted consulship for his successful command. When the reigning emperor died, Diocletian was declared the new emperor. He led several successful military campaigns against threats to the empire and enacted reforms which stabilized the nearly collapsing empire. After all this, Diocletian became the first emperor to voluntarily resign from the position and lived out the rest of his days peacefully in a palace in his homeland, primarily occupying himself with gardening.

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* Yet another example from Rome, emperor Diocletian. Of low birth from a Roman province, he joined the army and rose in the ranks to a commander and was granted consulship for his successful command. When the reigning emperor died, Diocletian was declared the new emperor. He led several successful military campaigns against threats to the empire and enacted reforms which stabilized the nearly collapsing empire. After all this, Diocletian became the first emperor to voluntarily resign from the position and lived out the rest of his days peacefully in a palace in his homeland, primarily occupying himself with gardening. If you've ever heard mention of the emperor who retired to grow cabbages, this is him.
28th Oct '17 3:47:06 PM timotaka
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* Yet another example from Rome, emperor Diocletian. Of low birth from a Roman province, he joined the army and rose in the ranks to a commander and was granted consulship for his successful command. When the reigning emperor died, Diocletian was declared the new emperor. He led several successful military campaigns against threats to the empire and enacted reforms which stabilized the nearly collapsing empire. After all this, Diocletian became the first emperor to voluntarily resign from the position and lived out the rest of his days peacefully in a palace in his homeland, primarily occupying himself with gardening.
27th Aug '17 3:42:58 AM Doug86
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* [[SirAproposOfNothing Apropos.]] Born crippled and suffering abuse from basically everyone but his mother and best friend, all he really wanted to do was (paraphrasing) "Live an excitement-free life and die of old age in my bed." Against his wishes, however, he ends up [[spoiler:becoming a knight, hijacking a phoenix from--and by default becoming--TheHero, saving his kingdom from siege, saving the world from an evil and amorous goddess, and basically leading a coup on an Expy of FeudalJapan (he blew it up.)]]

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* [[SirAproposOfNothing Apropos.]] [[Literature/SirAproposOfNothing Apropos]]. Born crippled and suffering abuse from basically everyone but his mother and best friend, all he really wanted to do was (paraphrasing) "Live an excitement-free life and die of old age in my bed." Against his wishes, however, he ends up [[spoiler:becoming a knight, hijacking a phoenix from--and by default becoming--TheHero, saving his kingdom from siege, saving the world from an evil and amorous goddess, and basically leading a coup on an Expy of FeudalJapan (he blew it up.)]]
19th Aug '17 10:37:10 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Yuri Lowell]] started as a [[KnightInSourArmor former Knight]] simply looking to live a quiet life and regain the stolen water blastia for the lower quarter. He had no idea that by the end of his adventure he would become TheHero to [[SavingTheWorld save the world]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Yuri Lowell]] started as a [[KnightInSourArmor former Knight]] simply looking to live a quiet life and regain the stolen water aque blastia for the lower quarter. He had no idea that by the end of his adventure he would become TheHero to [[SavingTheWorld save the world]].world]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' introduces [[BadassBookworm Jude]] [[TeenGenius Mathis]]. He just happened to stumble across [[ActionGirl Milla]] [[GodInHumanForm Maxwell]] in the middle of a mission and got inadvertently dragged into things. His brains are key to a lot of problems they face and ultimately serve as the method to save the world at the end when he [[spoiler: takes up the job of figuring out spyrites for the sake of the Elympions and the future of his world]]. All that and he'll just claim to be a [[HumbleHero medical school student]] throughout.
15th Jun '17 7:12:35 AM DVB
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Izumi refuses to acknowledge her badass status, despite occasionally being forced by circumstance into conflict to protect the ones she loves.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Izumi refuses Curtis, the Elric brothers' teacher is this. A master of martial arts and alchemy, she did teach the boys alot, but is content to acknowledge remain a housewife and low profile. She ends up involved in the scheme due to her badass status, despite occasionally students/surrogate sons' being forced by circumstance into conflict to protect in danger along with the ones she loves.whole nation. This leads to her usual line?


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** One point she does actually acknowledge her badassness by admitting she's usually pretty humble, but decides to show off and introduces herself as an alchemist.
24th May '17 1:36:53 PM ewino
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** It's specifically [[LampshadeHanging noted in-uiverse]] that the [[spoiler: mid-class promotion is just a formality]], and that by the time that rolls around(and especially in the most recent novels) he already has the power of an upper tier High-Class devil, if not Ultimate-Class. Odds are good that he'll [[spoiler: be high-class]] before too much longer, for his [[OneManArmy obscene power]] if nothing else.

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** It's specifically [[LampshadeHanging noted in-uiverse]] in-universe]] that the [[spoiler: mid-class promotion is just a formality]], and that by the time that rolls around(and especially in the most recent novels) he already has the power of an upper tier High-Class devil, if not Ultimate-Class. Odds are good that he'll [[spoiler: be high-class]] before too much longer, for his [[OneManArmy obscene power]] if nothing else.
12th May '17 7:28:19 AM FF32
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* Ender of Ender's Game is not only a Badass Unintentional, he's a Badass '''Counter'''intentional, often wishing explicitly that he wasn't such a badass.

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* Ender of Ender's Game ''Literature/EndersGame'' is not only a Badass Unintentional, he's a Badass '''Counter'''intentional, often wishing explicitly that he wasn't such a badass.
25th Mar '17 5:14:05 PM nombretomado
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* ForrestGump. He knows that other people seem to be impressed by his exploits, but he really doesn't understand why.

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* ForrestGump.Film/ForrestGump. He knows that other people seem to be impressed by his exploits, but he really doesn't understand why.



* BruceWillis has said that he's always played [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] as "somebody who never really wants to do what he has to do."

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* BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis has said that he's always played [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] as "somebody who never really wants to do what he has to do."
14th Jan '17 10:17:14 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis' character in ''Film/TrueLies''. She has quite a few BadAss moments in the movie, especially the way she cleans out a dozen terrorists by '''[[ShurFineGuns dropping]]''' a MAC-10.

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* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis' character in ''Film/TrueLies''. She has quite a few BadAss badass moments in the movie, especially the way she cleans out a dozen terrorists by '''[[ShurFineGuns dropping]]''' a MAC-10.
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