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22nd Jun '18 8:31:17 AM MBG159
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* Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' retains a USP in his holster but isn't allowed to use real firearms other than explosives. He doesn't smoke or swear and his speech pattern in his Codec conversations is a bit LighterAndSofter than in his original game. Otacon at one point tells Snake that if he gets hit by one of Samus's weapons, "you can kiss your butt goodbye".

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Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Snake]] retains a USP in his holster but isn't allowed to use real firearms other than explosives. He doesn't smoke or swear and his speech pattern in his Codec conversations is a bit LighterAndSofter than in his original game. Otacon at one point tells Snake that if he gets hit by one of Samus's weapons, "you can kiss your butt goodbye".goodbye".
** VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} is a fair bit more intact, likely due to being less realistic (she's allowed to use guns, but they're magic guns strapped to her heels so presumably they let it slide). Still, she doesn't swear (though she's classy enough that it still fits), her nudity is [[AdaptationalModesty toned down considerably]], and her LoveableSexManiac status is kept to a few suggestive remarks. She's still almost completely in-character, which surprised a lot of fans.
15th Jun '18 1:24:39 PM PiDa
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* Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' retains a USP in his holster but isn't allowed to use real firearms other than explosives. He doesn't smoke or swear and his speech pattern in his Codec conversations is a bit LighterAndSofter than in his original game.

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* Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' retains a USP in his holster but isn't allowed to use real firearms other than explosives. He doesn't smoke or swear and his speech pattern in his Codec conversations is a bit LighterAndSofter than in his original game. Otacon at one point tells Snake that if he gets hit by one of Samus's weapons, "you can kiss your butt goodbye".
15th Jun '18 10:15:02 AM PiDa
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* Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' retains a USP in his holster but isn't allowed to use real firearms other than explosives. He doesn't smoke or swear and his speech pattern in his Codec conversations is a bit LighterAndSofter than in his original game.
25th May '18 12:14:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Jackie's "yin" side, as brought out by the Tiger Talisman. In his first appearance, he was stealing and beating the crap out of people just for kicks and giggles. But as seasons went by, his actions became swayed by whether or not a small child thought he looked "cool." His Yin side actually drifted into badbutt territory in his debut episode and from then on because Jade guilt trips him into being less of a jerk, and even Jackie's Yin side cares for Jade (and wants to look good for others), so the badass who restrains himself for the benefit of kids watchers is basically applied in universe.

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** Jackie's "yin" "yang" side, as brought out by the Tiger Talisman. In his first appearance, he was stealing and beating the crap out of people just for kicks and giggles. But as seasons went by, his actions became swayed by whether or not a small child thought he looked "cool." His Yin side actually drifted into badbutt territory in After his debut episode and from then on because episode, Jade guilt trips him into being less of a jerk, and even Jackie's Yin side cares for Jade (and wants to look good for others), so the badass who restrains himself for the benefit of kids kid watchers is basically applied in universe.
25th May '18 11:57:38 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cid Highwind, when in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the original game he's a chain-smoking BadassGrandpa with the filthiest mouth ever burned to a CD-ROM. In the jump to ''Kingdom Hearts'' he replaced his cigarette with a strand of grass and spends his time tending a shop instead of killing people with phallic objects.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cid Highwind, when in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. series, counts as trope by way of adaptation. In the original game he's a chain-smoking BadassGrandpa GrumpyOldMan with the filthiest mouth ever burned to a CD-ROM. In the jump to ''Kingdom Hearts'' he replaced his cigarette with a strand of grass and spends his time tending a shop instead of killing people with phallic objects.
16th Apr '18 8:33:47 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Bart was conceived as a non-badbutt version of ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}, but {{follow|TheLeader}}ing, edgier animated shows make him look like this trope by comparison. This was pointed out in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when an {{expy}} of Bart told Cartman he once [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead cut the head off a statue]], to which Cartman replied that he once [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie tricked a boy into eating his parents]].

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** Bart was conceived as a non-badbutt version of ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}, but {{follow|TheLeader}}ing, edgier [[DeadBabyComedy edgier]] animated shows make him look like this trope by comparison. This was pointed out in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when an {{expy}} of Bart told Cartman he once [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead cut the head off a statue]], to which Cartman replied that he once [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie tricked a boy into eating his parents]].parents]], and was used to great effect in the crossover episode with ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



** Interestingly, Dennis and Bart alike showcase how Badbutt can overlap with BadassDecay; both were legitimately pretty serious "bad kids" in their heyday, but ValuesDissonance means they just lost their impact over time.



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%%** ** And there's Spinelli.Spinelli, the "tough girl" who repeatedly threatens to punch other kids, but is never allowed to actually do this.
4th Apr '18 5:12:15 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with legitimately badass characters who happen to be from a kids' show, movie, etc. (e.g. the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' shorts). [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] {{Gasshole}}.

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Not to be confused with legitimately badass characters who happen to be from a kids' show, movie, etc. (e.g. the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' shorts). [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] {{Gasshole}}.
20th Mar '18 12:25:14 AM Azaram
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** Solomon Grundy was the most powerful villain in the show. He was able to pick up Superman and run around with him for a moment, then gently set him back down on his feet.
11th Mar '18 4:58:39 AM Kadorhal
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This character type appears in child-friendly works. They are supposed to be a supreme badass, but are unfortunately hampered by their target audience. They are as much [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] as can be squeezed by the censors, and they are often much tougher than their companions. Still, they are usually not allowed to [[NoSmoking smoke]], [[TheAlcoholic drink]], [[ReallyGetsAround bed numerous people]], [[SirSwearsALot swear]], or do too much fighting or killing, and that is quite a list of hurdles to making them a rough-edged [[Film/DieHard Mister Falcon]].

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This character type appears in child-friendly works. They are supposed to be a supreme badass, but are unfortunately hampered by their target audience. They are as much [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] as can be squeezed by the censors, and they are often much tougher than their companions. Still, they are usually not allowed to [[NoSmoking smoke]], [[TheAlcoholic drink]], [[ReallyGetsAround bed numerous people]], [[SirSwearsALot swear]], or do too much fighting or killing, and that is quite a list of hurdles to making them a rough-edged [[Film/DieHard Mister Falcon]].
Falcon.



The [=Badbutt=] tends to use FamilyFriendlyFirearms. When they are wielding a sword, expect plenty of the InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy.

Expect them to sound like Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/JoePesci, or one of many other "tough-guy" actors. (Occasionally it will be the genuine article, but more often they'll have a different voice actor [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed do an impersonation]].)

Not to be confused with a [=Badass=] character who happens to be from a kids' show, movie, etc. (e.g. the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' shorts). [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] {{Gasshole}}.

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The [=Badbutt=] badbutt tends to use FamilyFriendlyFirearms. When they are wielding a sword, expect plenty of the InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy.

Expect them to sound like Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/JoePesci, or one of many other "tough-guy" actors. (Occasionally Occasionally it will be the genuine article, but more often they'll have a different voice actor [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed do an impersonation]].)

impersonation]].

Not to be confused with a [=Badass=] character legitimately badass characters who happens happen to be from a kids' show, movie, etc. (e.g. the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' shorts). [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] {{Gasshole}}.



* Seto Kaiba in the [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh!'' suffered this, or at least to the degree that someone who plays [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries children's card games]] can be badass. The heavy censorship in the show prevented him from beating people with his apparent martial arts skill or jamming guns with a card tossed in the air (among other non-gaming related [=badass=] deeds).

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* Seto Kaiba in the [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh!'' suffered this, or at least to the degree that someone who plays [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries children's card games]] can be badass. The heavy censorship in the show prevented him from beating people with his apparent martial arts skill or jamming guns with a card tossed in the air (among other non-gaming related [=badass=] deeds).non-gaming-related shows of badassery).



* Whenever Creator/MarvelComics does a family friendly book featuring ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (such as ''Wolverine: First Class'') readers are treated to the sight of a berserker with foot-long, razor sharp, metal claws that never sheds any blood. This is usually accomplished by having him only use his claws on inanimate objects like doors and cars, and punching living creatures instead. (How [[MechaMooks robots]] fare depends on how family-friendly the book is supposed to be -- i.e. "all ages" or "for kids only" -- and how [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman human-like]] the robots are.) Having Wolverine constantly retract his claws during combat does have the side effect of allowing them to have Wolverine constantly ''extend'' his claws, which is his [[KineticClicking equivalent]] of [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocking]] a [[ClickHello gun]]. Wolverine also never drinks or smokes in "family friendly" books, though he rarely smokes in regular comics anymore these days either.

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* Whenever Creator/MarvelComics does a family friendly book featuring ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (such as ''Wolverine: First Class'') readers are treated to the sight of a berserker with foot-long, razor sharp, metal claws that never sheds any blood. This is usually accomplished by having him only use his claws on inanimate objects like doors and cars, and punching living creatures instead. (How How [[MechaMooks robots]] fare depends on how family-friendly the book is supposed to be -- i.e. "all ages" or "for kids only" -- and how [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman human-like]] the robots are.) Having Wolverine constantly retract his claws during combat does have the side effect of allowing them to have Wolverine constantly ''extend'' his claws, which is his [[KineticClicking equivalent]] of [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocking]] a [[ClickHello gun]]. Wolverine also never drinks or smokes in "family friendly" books, though he rarely smokes in regular comics anymore these days either.



* Latin American dubs of North American movies tend to turn out this way because those countries have stricter censorship standards than the United States or Canada when it comes to profanity. The Spanish-language dubs can't have the characters blurting "Jesus Christ" whenever they get flustered-- partly because of the strongly Catholic culture of those countries, and partly because [[LostInTranslation it's just not a common idiom in Spanish]]. Instead you'll hear really bad dudes shouting "''Cielos!''" ("Good heavens!") Even "Jiminy Christmas!" sounds too close to the real thing for some Latin American censors, and tends to be replaced with something even more absurd.

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* Latin American dubs of North American movies tend to turn out this way because those countries have stricter censorship standards than the United States or Canada when it comes to profanity. The Spanish-language dubs can't have the characters blurting "Jesus Christ" whenever they get flustered-- flustered -- partly because of the strongly Catholic culture of those countries, and partly because [[LostInTranslation it's just not a common idiom in Spanish]]. Instead you'll hear really bad dudes shouting "''Cielos!''" ("Good heavens!") Even "Jiminy Christmas!" sounds too close to the real thing for some Latin American censors, and tends to be replaced with something even more absurd.



* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'': Every instance of the word "ass" was dubbed over with the word "tail" in the first Season, leading to "I'll kick your tail!" and such. The mouths of the actors clearly are saying "ass" though.

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* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'': Every instance of the word "ass" was dubbed over with the word "tail" in the first Season, season, leading to "I'll kick your tail!" and such. The mouths of the actors clearly are saying "ass" though.



* Much talk was made of how Shawn Hunter from ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' was such a [=badass=] in high school, but this was ultimately a kid who didn't lose his virginity until well into college, never smoked or did drugs, and got drunk like twice in his life.

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* Much talk was made of how Shawn Hunter from ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' was such a [=badass=] badass in high school, but this was ultimately a kid who didn't lose his virginity until well into college, never smoked or did drugs, and got drunk like twice in his life.



* The Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/RadioRebel'' is a gender inverted, Badbutt re-imagining of ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume''.

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/RadioRebel'' is a gender inverted, Badbutt re-imagining badbutt-style reimagining of ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume''.



* ''GIJoe'' The Dreadnoks are very much Badbutts. Despite being described in the file cards as a biker gang that is enough of a public menace that GI Joe, a military task force, has to deal with them, instead of local, state or Federal law enforcement, the crimes in their file cards often include offenses like "Passing Stopped School Buses at High Speed", their main criminal enterprise is operating a single bootleg gas station in the Florida Everglades, and their odious personal habits include brushing their teeth with grape soda (their trademark favorite food), eating one bite out of every donut in the box and putting them back, and never changing their socks.

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* ''GIJoe'' The ''Franchise/GIJoe''[='=]s Dreadnoks are very much Badbutts. Despite being described in the file cards as a biker gang that is enough of a public menace that GI Joe, a military task force, has to deal with them, instead of local, state or Federal law enforcement, the crimes in their file cards often include offenses like "Passing Stopped School Buses at High Speed", their main criminal enterprise is operating a single ''single'' bootleg gas station in the Florida Everglades, and their odious personal habits include brushing their teeth with grape soda (their trademark favorite food), TrademarkFavoriteFood), eating one bite out of every donut in the box and putting them back, and never changing their socks.



* X-Pletive from ''Webcomic/EssayBeeComicsPresentsFusion'' is a parody of this trope - he is a [=badass=] minister with high moral standards. He especially hates swearing. But his powers come from stimulating anger centers of his brain and the best way to get the riled up is to swear, so he swears like a drunken sailor.

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* X-Pletive from ''Webcomic/EssayBeeComicsPresentsFusion'' is a parody of this trope - he is a [=badass=] badass minister with high moral standards. He especially hates swearing. But his powers come from stimulating anger centers of his brain and the best way to get the riled up is to swear, so he swears like a drunken sailor.



* Strong Bad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is part this, and part DiminishingVillainThreat. An email short, [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail197.html "your edge"]], is devoted to the subject: a fan points out that Strong Bad seems to be less edgy than he used to be, then Strong Bad counters by pointing out [[PokeThePoodle that time he and the Cheat walked past a deflated basketball and consciously decided not to re-inflate it, and that time they threw feathers at Strong Sad, and that time they spread mayonnaise all over cardboard boxes and waited a full half-hour before cleaning it up]]... "Yeah, okay, we're losing our edge." Note that ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', while family-friendly, is mostly marketed to twentysomethings; Strong Bad's [=Badbutt=]-ery mostly comes from the fact that he pretends to be [=Badass=] when he's pretty much an average joe who ''isn't''.

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* Strong Bad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is part this, and part DiminishingVillainThreat. An email short, [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail197.html "your edge"]], is devoted to the subject: a fan points out that Strong Bad seems to be less edgy than he used to be, then Strong Bad counters by pointing out [[PokeThePoodle that time he and the Cheat walked past a deflated basketball and consciously decided not to re-inflate it, and that time they threw feathers at Strong Sad, and that time they spread mayonnaise all over cardboard boxes and waited a full half-hour before cleaning it up]]... "Yeah, okay, we're losing our edge." Note that ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', while family-friendly, is mostly marketed to twentysomethings; Strong Bad's [=Badbutt=]-ery Badbutt-ery mostly comes from the fact that he pretends to be [=Badass=] badass when he's pretty much an average joe who ''isn't''.



** Bart was conceived as a non-[=Badbutt=] version of ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}, but edgier animated shows make him look [=Badbutt=] by comparison. This was pointed out in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when a Bart Expy told Cartman he once [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead cut the head off a statue]], to which Cartman replied that he once [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie tricked a boy into eating his parents]].

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** Bart was conceived as a non-[=Badbutt=] non-badbutt version of ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}, but {{follow|TheLeader}}ing, edgier animated shows make him look [=Badbutt=] like this trope by comparison. This was pointed out in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when a an {{expy}} of Bart Expy told Cartman he once [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead cut the head off a statue]], to which Cartman replied that he once [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie tricked a boy into eating his parents]].



** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Turtles from the 2003 TV series]], on the other hand, are more flat-out [=Badass=] despite being from a children's show (a fairly dark one, at that).

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** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Turtles from the 2003 TV series]], on the other hand, are more flat-out [=Badass=] badass despite being from a children's show (a fairly dark one, at that).



* Sub-Zero in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' was a [=Badbutt=] in the same way as the animated version of Wolverine, complete with silly one liners.

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* Sub-Zero in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' was a [=Badbutt=] badbutt in the same way as the animated version of Wolverine, complete with silly one liners.



** Jackie's "yin" side, as brought out by the Tiger Talisman. In his first appearance, he was stealing and beating the crap out of people just for kicks and giggles. But as seasons went by, his actions became swayed by whether or not a small child thought he looked "cool." His Yin side actually drifted into [=Badbutt=] territory in his debut episode and from then on because Jade guilt trips him into being less of a jerk, and even Jackie's Yin side cares for Jade (and wants to look good for others), so the [=badass=] who restrains himself for the benefit of kids watchers is basically applied in universe.

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** Jackie's "yin" side, as brought out by the Tiger Talisman. In his first appearance, he was stealing and beating the crap out of people just for kicks and giggles. But as seasons went by, his actions became swayed by whether or not a small child thought he looked "cool." His Yin side actually drifted into [=Badbutt=] badbutt territory in his debut episode and from then on because Jade guilt trips him into being less of a jerk, and even Jackie's Yin side cares for Jade (and wants to look good for others), so the [=badass=] badass who restrains himself for the benefit of kids watchers is basically applied in universe.



* ComicBook/ThePunisher shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'' more than once. Since the series skews even younger than most superhero cartoons, his Badbutt nature is basically unparalleled. In his first appearance, his usual BadassBoast about crime is an ExtendedAnalogy comparing criminals to Brussels sprouts.

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'' more than once. Since the series skews even younger than most superhero cartoons, his Badbutt badbutt nature is basically unparalleled. In his first appearance, his usual BadassBoast about crime is an ExtendedAnalogy comparing criminals to Brussels sprouts.
20th Feb '18 11:23:14 AM WillKeaton
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** Wolf O'Donnell with his dramatic "What the [[GoshDangItToHeck HECK]]!?". ''Videogame/StarFoxAssault'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' veer him more into legit badass territory, his vocabulary doesn't get any harsher than calling people idiots or weaklings however, and NeverSayDie is in full effect.

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** Wolf O'Donnell with his dramatic "What the [[GoshDangItToHeck HECK]]!?". HECK]]!?" ''Videogame/StarFoxAssault'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' veer him more into legit badass territory, his territory. His vocabulary doesn't get any harsher than calling people idiots or weaklings however, and NeverSayDie is in full effect.
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