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22nd Jun '16 6:10:28 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Inevitable ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Generator (Jade Sinclair) looks like a joke character, with her [[CuteButPsycho adorable child-like appearance]], [[MadScientist silly-looking techno-toys]], endless pranks, and love of Franchise/HelloKitty. She is also the battle-hardened tactical genius who gives the combat instructors nightmares, strikes fear in the hearts of super-powered school bullies, and once wiped out a Syndicate hard-site pretty much single-handedly.
16th Jun '16 8:06:43 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, hands down. Cute. Fuzzy. Talks to squirrels. Lips taste like hazelnuts. Defeated Doctor Doom [[note]]which, before you ask, was ''not'' retconned as being ActuallyADoombot[[/note]], The Mandarin, Giganto, ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, {{Thanos}}, Terrax, Bug-Eyed Voice, Bi-Beast, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, Pluto, Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo, Korvac, and Ego the Living Planet...

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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, hands down. Cute. Fuzzy. Talks to squirrels. Lips taste like hazelnuts. Defeated Doctor Doom [[note]]which, before you ask, was ''not'' retconned as being ActuallyADoombot[[/note]], The Mandarin, Giganto, ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, Terrax, Bug-Eyed Voice, Bi-Beast, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, Pluto, Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo, Korvac, and Ego the Living Planet...
16th May '16 10:44:10 PM NiGHTS
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* ''[[Film/PoliceAcademy Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach]]'' had Commendant Lassard being kidnapped and held hostage by the BigBad. He mistakenly thinks it's all a game being put on for the media, and when someone points out that it's not, he rather quickly frees himself without breaking a sweat.

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* ''[[Film/PoliceAcademy Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach]]'' had Commendant Commandant Lassard being kidnapped and held hostage by the BigBad. He mistakenly thinks it's all a game being put on for the media, and when someone points out that it's not, he rather quickly frees himself without breaking a sweat.
12th May '16 3:20:01 AM DannWoolf
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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} sometimes slips into this, DependingOnTheWriter. His {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies and ability to both shake off bodily harm and make a joke of it tend to obscure the fact that he is an immortal, unstoppable, superhuman killing-machine with a penchant for inventively torturing and/or brutally slaughtering anyone who manages to get on his bad side. In the ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' miniseries, he singlehandedly slaughters nearly every superhero on the planet. This is caused when [[spoiler:Psycho-Man fiddled with Deadpool's brain until something clicked, turning him into the perfect killing machine with a penchant for nihilism. He resolvesto destroy reality itself, believing that it never mattered anyway, due to him being aware that he is a comic book character.]] This is proof that he isn't just being capable of fighting A-list Marvel heroes and villains, he is capable of '''murdering every single one with ease'''.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} sometimes slips into this, DependingOnTheWriter. His {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies and ability to both shake off bodily harm and make a joke of it tend to obscure the fact that he is an immortal, unstoppable, superhuman killing-machine with a penchant for inventively torturing and/or brutally slaughtering anyone who manages to get on his bad side. In the ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' miniseries, he singlehandedly slaughters nearly every superhero on the planet. This is caused when [[spoiler:Psycho-Man fiddled with Deadpool's brain until something clicked, turning him into the perfect killing machine with a penchant for nihilism. He resolvesto resolves to destroy reality itself, believing that it never mattered anyway, due to him being aware that he is a comic book character.]] This is proof that he isn't just being capable of fighting A-list Marvel heroes and villains, he is capable of '''murdering every single one with ease'''.
27th Apr '16 5:02:51 PM res20stupid
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* Hercule/Mr Satan from Manga/DragonBall, according to ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. Yes, he is a bumbling idiot in his own series... [[CantCatchUp compared to the Z Fighters, that is]]. Compared to aliens as well as fighters trained in using Ki for powerful martial arts magic he simply can't compare, but as a completely normal human without Ki [[BadassNormal he is one of the best fighters in the franchise]]. [[spoiler: This is why he beat Dan Hibiki who is a complete joke of a martial artist.]]
13th Apr '16 8:05:01 AM W4rM4chine
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* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'': Melvin worked at the Tromaville gym, Ninety pound weakling who got pushed around!
3rd Apr '16 4:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* Natalie Voss, the rich girl in ''TheChase''. Kidnapped at a convenience store, she begs for her life, vomits in terror, and [[ScreamingWoman shrieks so loudly and shrilly]] that her suave, dark-haired kidnapper (who else but Creator/CharlieSheen?) [[PityTheKidnapper can just barely tolerate her]]. As the getaway car heads to Mexico and Natalie gets to know her captor a lot more, learning that he's actually an unjustly accused criminal acting out of desperation, she not only [[StockholmSyndrome grows to like him]] but realizes that he's her ticket out of her stiflingly buttoned-down existence. When Sheen's character is finally caught just short of the border, Natalie sees him getting hauled into a police car in handcuffs and, realizing this is her last chance to escape her former life, and despite never having handled a gun before and in fact [[DoesntLikeGuns finding guns repellent]], steals a gun from one of the police officers, puts him in a headlock...and after her father scolds her for [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt pretending to defy him]], shoots a nearby hovering helicopter right out of the sky with one shot from the pistol. This sudden feat takes ''everyone'' aback - not least of all Natalie herself, who for a moment can do nothing but stare saucer-eyed at her handiwork as if to say, [[FamilyMatters "Did I do that?"]]

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* Natalie Voss, the rich girl in ''TheChase''. Kidnapped at a convenience store, she begs for her life, vomits in terror, and [[ScreamingWoman shrieks so loudly and shrilly]] that her suave, dark-haired kidnapper (who else but Creator/CharlieSheen?) [[PityTheKidnapper can just barely tolerate her]]. As the getaway car heads to Mexico and Natalie gets to know her captor a lot more, learning that he's actually an unjustly accused criminal acting out of desperation, she not only [[StockholmSyndrome grows to like him]] but realizes that he's her ticket out of her stiflingly buttoned-down existence. When Sheen's character is finally caught just short of the border, Natalie sees him getting hauled into a police car in handcuffs and, realizing this is her last chance to escape her former life, and despite never having handled a gun before and in fact [[DoesntLikeGuns finding guns repellent]], steals a gun from one of the police officers, puts him in a headlock...and after her father scolds her for [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt pretending to defy him]], shoots a nearby hovering helicopter right out of the sky with one shot from the pistol. This sudden feat takes ''everyone'' aback - not least of all Natalie herself, who for a moment can do nothing but stare saucer-eyed at her handiwork as if to say, [[FamilyMatters [[Series/FamilyMatters "Did I do that?"]]
28th Mar '16 7:39:30 PM OgreProdigy
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* Taiga in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is a silly SenseiChan who spends most of her time at the house of one of her students, begging for food. When a random girl shows up, apparently freeloading, Taiga demands they duel for Shirou, at which point it is revealed that she is a world-class kendo champion. However, her opponent is a knight from the middle ages who lived and died by the sword, and was considered one of the best sword fighters in the world in an era when ''everyone'' was a sword fighter. [[OvershadowedByAwesome Taiga gets disarmed in under a second]].

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* Taiga in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is a silly SenseiChan who spends most of her time at the house of one of her students, begging for food. When a random girl shows up, apparently freeloading, Taiga demands they duel for Shirou, at which point it is revealed that she is a world-class kendo champion. However, her opponent is a knight from the middle ages who lived and died by the sword, and was considered one of the best sword fighters in the world in an era when ''everyone'' was a sword fighter. [[spoiler: Subverted, since she's up against someone [[OvershadowedByAwesome Taiga gets disarmed in under a second]].literally superhuman]].




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** And played straight with [[TheHero Shirou]], for that matter, whose AmbiguousDisorder makes him eccentric, helpful, and self-sacrificing. And also means that he has enough HeroicWillpower to [[PersonalityPowers break reality.]]
28th Feb '16 7:56:12 PM nombretomado
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** Somewhat related is [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/frogm2.htm The Fabulous Frog-Man]]. Fat, clumsy, untrained, and with no idea what he's doing, he's proven time and again capable of taking on the most nefarious villains and coming out on top. Usually by virtue of sheer luck or coincidence, but he often exhibits the bravery necessary to charge at baddies who give CaptainAmerica pause nonetheless.

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** Somewhat related is [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/frogm2.htm The Fabulous Frog-Man]]. Fat, clumsy, untrained, and with no idea what he's doing, he's proven time and again capable of taking on the most nefarious villains and coming out on top. Usually by virtue of sheer luck or coincidence, but he often exhibits the bravery necessary to charge at baddies who give CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica pause nonetheless.
25th Feb '16 10:01:14 PM rjung
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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer,'' though the badass part isn't really hidden. Most of the time, Groo is a complete {{Ditz}} who can be easily confused by polysyllabic words. But when there's a fight -- against anyone -- he's an unstoppable killing machine, and if you're in his sights, your only hope of survival is to try and direct him towards anyone else.



* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', Sir Alexander Dane spends most of his time [[DeadpanSnarker complaining]], about the degeneration of his career from classically trained Shakespearean actor to being most famous for his role as the token alien in a cheesy space opera. But when an alien trooper shoots his biggest fan, the character dies in his arms while saying that he always thought of Dane's character as a father figure. Dane then utters the alien vow his character is known for, which he had utterly hated up to this point, swearing vengeance, and ''lunges'' out of cover. The alien trooper takes aim at him but he charges, bare-handed. The alien's gun fails just in time for Dane to leap on top of him and start beating him to death bare-handed--which in turn gives the rest of the Thermians the courage to join in the fight.

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', Sir Alexander Dane spends most of his time [[DeadpanSnarker complaining]], about the degeneration of his career from classically trained Shakespearean actor to being most famous for his role as the token alien in a cheesy space opera. But when an alien trooper shoots his biggest fan, the character dies in his arms while saying that he always thought of Dane's character as a father figure. Dane then utters the alien vow his character is known for, which for (which he had utterly hated up to this point, point), swearing vengeance, and ''lunges'' out of cover. The alien trooper takes aim at him but he charges, bare-handed. The alien's gun fails just in time for Dane to leap on top of him and start beating him to death bare-handed--which bare-handed -- which in turn gives the rest of the Thermians the courage to join in the fight.fight.
** Then there's Jason Nesmith, the star of said cheesy space opera. When the film begins, he's an drunken egotistical {{Jerkass}} who is looked down by everyone as a NiceCharacterMeanActor. But when the gravity of the situation finally dawns on him, Nesmith ascends to become a {{Badass}} GuileHero, first by improvising an escape plan and rallying his colleagues into defeating an army of invaders, then navigating a DeathCourse through the bowels of the ship (that he was completely unfamiliar with), and culminating with calling the BigBad's bluff in the face of death and saving the day with an ''unarmed spaceship.''
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