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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.
14th Jan '17 10:16:51 PM DustSnitch
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What makes them particularly amazing is that they accomplish badassness by way of doing something particularly un-BadAss. No [[SpiderMan radioactive spider bit them]] and they don't possess a {{BFG}} or {{BFS}}. Think of the HouseWife whose home is invaded and beats the bad guys with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]]. Or a guy who works at a burger joint who uses his french-fry-making skills to foil a robbery.

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What makes them particularly amazing is that they accomplish badassness by way of doing something particularly un-BadAss.un-badass. No [[SpiderMan radioactive spider bit them]] and they don't possess a {{BFG}} or {{BFS}}. Think of the HouseWife whose home is invaded and beats the bad guys with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]]. Or a guy who works at a burger joint who uses his french-fry-making skills to foil a robbery.



* R2-D2 in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. He's waaaayyy more BadAss in the prequels (hopping on a rocket pack, seriously??)

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* R2-D2 in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. He's waaaayyy more BadAss badass in the prequels (hopping on a rocket pack, seriously??)



* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' loves fighting zombies -- in video games. Or doing anything in video games. He's rather dim and unambitious, and it takes him a long time to recognize the ZombieApocalypse as a real threat, but he makes the transition to BadAss ActionHero surprisingly quickly once the chips are down.

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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' loves fighting zombies -- in video games. Or doing anything in video games. He's rather dim and unambitious, and it takes him a long time to recognize the ZombieApocalypse as a real threat, but he makes the transition to BadAss badass ActionHero surprisingly quickly once the chips are down.
14th Jan '17 10:15:49 PM DustSnitch
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* The entire cast of ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' (except Hightower. He's just a BadAss). Pick any installment, but especially the first one.

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* The entire cast of ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' (except Hightower. He's just a BadAss).badass). Pick any installment, but especially the first one.
5th Dec '16 9:52:04 AM Morgenthaler
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What makes them particularly amazing is that they accomplish {{badass}}ness by way of doing something particularly un-BadAss. No [[SpiderMan radioactive spider bit them]] and they don't possess a {{BFG}} or {{BFS}}. Think of the HouseWife whose home is invaded and beats the bad guys with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]]. Or a guy who works at a burger joint who uses his french-fry-making skills to foil a robbery.

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What makes them particularly amazing is that they accomplish {{badass}}ness badassness by way of doing something particularly un-BadAss. No [[SpiderMan radioactive spider bit them]] and they don't possess a {{BFG}} or {{BFS}}. Think of the HouseWife whose home is invaded and beats the bad guys with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]]. Or a guy who works at a burger joint who uses his french-fry-making skills to foil a robbery.



* In Naoki Urasawa's ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', before [[spoiler:shooting at Roberto and]] earning his status as a full-fledged {{Badass}}, a traumatized, paranoid Tenma jumps off a bridge to save himself and Anna from potential enemies.

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* In Naoki Urasawa's ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', before [[spoiler:shooting at Roberto and]] earning his status as a full-fledged {{Badass}}, badass, a traumatized, paranoid Tenma jumps off a bridge to save himself and Anna from potential enemies.



* Axl Low of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. In a wacky future Earth where magic exists and there's assassins, samurai, demons, giants, vampires, {{Humanoid Abomination}}s, little {{Pirate Girl}}s and all sorts of awesome magic-slinging {{Badass}}es all fighting each other, Axl is just a goofy British guy from the 20th Century who wound up being ripped away from his home and his girlfriend Megumi by a time-travelling ability he can't control nor predict. His time travel often drops him into dangerous situations, such as Nazi Germany, the Cretaceous period, and encounters with the previously listed. Despite the odds being against him, he almost always is skilled and savvy enough to get out of it unscathed.

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* Axl Low of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. In a wacky future Earth where magic exists and there's assassins, samurai, demons, giants, vampires, {{Humanoid Abomination}}s, little {{Pirate Girl}}s and all sorts of awesome magic-slinging {{Badass}}es badasses all fighting each other, Axl is just a goofy British guy from the 20th Century who wound up being ripped away from his home and his girlfriend Megumi by a time-travelling ability he can't control nor predict. His time travel often drops him into dangerous situations, such as Nazi Germany, the Cretaceous period, and encounters with the previously listed. Despite the odds being against him, he almost always is skilled and savvy enough to get out of it unscathed.
12th Oct '16 7:30:00 PM erforce
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* The protagonist of the ''HomeAlone'' movies.

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* %%* The protagonist of the ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies.



* Will and Elizabeth from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' start out this way. Neither want much to do with pirates (Elizabeth's wish to meet one vanishes quite quickly when she's actually kidnapped by them). By the end of the first movie, Will has engaged in piracy, Elizabeth has successfully tricked and escaped a few times from Barbossa's crew, and both join Jack Sparrow in a fight against the pirates. They become full-on badasses in the sequels, though they never ''truly'' want to devote their lives to piracy [[spoiler:and they both end HappilyMarried and settled down.]]

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* Will and Elizabeth from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' start out this way. Neither want much to do with pirates (Elizabeth's wish to meet one vanishes quite quickly when she's actually kidnapped by them). By the end of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie, movie]], Will has engaged in piracy, Elizabeth has successfully tricked and escaped a few times from Barbossa's crew, and both join Jack Sparrow in a fight against the pirates. They become full-on badasses in the sequels, though they never ''truly'' want to devote their lives to piracy [[spoiler:and they both end HappilyMarried and settled down.]]
18th Sep '16 2:36:16 PM nombretomado
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* AlanWake is a lot like Harry Mason, except replace "daughter" with "wife". He's also on vacation at the time. Also, [[spoiler: he wrote the story he's participating in, and thanks to the magic around Cauldron Lake, which [[RewritingReality allows artists to rewrite reality]], he wrote a way ''out'' of said story as well.]]

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* AlanWake VideoGame/AlanWake is a lot like Harry Mason, except replace "daughter" with "wife". He's also on vacation at the time. Also, [[spoiler: he wrote the story he's participating in, and thanks to the magic around Cauldron Lake, which [[RewritingReality allows artists to rewrite reality]], he wrote a way ''out'' of said story as well.]]
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