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23rd Jun '17 11:44:34 AM 59Efra
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* WWE worker [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Festus]] has this as his entire gimmick. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.

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* WWE worker [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Festus]] has this as his entire gimmick.Wrestling/DrewHankinson's Festus gimmick ran entirely on this. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.
27th May '17 5:31:02 PM darkemyst
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* ComicBook/{{Impulse}} may be a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolander]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny with ADHD]] but he is also a speedster with access to the Speed Force, training by a Golden Age hero (Quicksilver) and a [[PhotographicMemory photographic memory]].
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*** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation It's been suggested]] that this trope is what Jar-Jar ''wants you to think'' about him. All his zany antics may well be a very elaborate DrunkenBoxing act because [[https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/3qvj6w/theory_jar_jar_binks_was_a_trained_force_user/ he's a Sith Lord in hiding]].
16th Apr '17 5:35:09 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around a classroom on a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as badass as the title implies

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His Penny's first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around appearances paint a classroom on picture of a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition mild mannered girl, who appears slightly touched in the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] head. Although she makes it clear from the outset that she's "combat ready", she turns out to be far more capable a fighter than Ruby has ever seen. When Torchwick lands a cheap blow on Ruby, Penny not only wipes the floor with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as badass as the title impliesWhite Fang, she single-handedly downs three armed airships.
8th Apr '17 1:11:33 PM XFllo
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** Also the above is very possible. Old Mills have a tendency to explode when too much dust is in the air and something sparks it. Though it's really hard to get the fuel-air ratio right, especially while your father and his friend are fending off a dozen Youma.



* Tuco, "The Ugly" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', is a hairy, goofy, scruffy, slovenly klutz compared to the more mature, soft-spoken and reserved Man With No Name and Angel Eyes (not unlike Daffy Duck, actually), but is capable of shooting with incredible speed and accuracy, escaping from an armed guard by cunning use of the train tracks, as well as nearly killing Blondie several times only for him to be saved by luck (or cannonfire).
** When he first meets said armed guard, he threatens to take him down. We think he's just blowing smoke until it actually happens.

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* Tuco, "The Ugly" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', is a hairy, goofy, scruffy, slovenly klutz compared to the more mature, soft-spoken and reserved Man With No Name and Angel Eyes (not unlike Daffy Duck, actually), but is capable of shooting with incredible speed and accuracy, escaping from an armed guard by cunning use of the train tracks, as well as nearly killing Blondie several times only for him to be saved by luck (or cannonfire).
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cannonfire). When he first meets said armed guard, he threatens to take him down. We think he's just blowing smoke until it actually happens.



* ''Film/StarTrek''. Yes, James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.
** Well, considering that Vulcans and Romulans have three times the strength of an ordinary Human, you have to give him props for ''still'' attempting to take them on. He does slightly better in the barfight with the human cadets, having only lost because he was clearly outnumbered.

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* ''Film/StarTrek''. Yes, James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.
** Well, considering that Vulcans and Romulans have three times the strength of an ordinary Human, you have to give him props for ''still'' attempting to take them on. He does slightly better in the barfight with the human cadets, having only lost because he was clearly outnumbered.
warp.



* The eponymous ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes a level in Badass by the end of the movie.
* Sergeant Gerry Boyle from ''Film/TheGuard''.
* Creator/AdamSandler's eponymous hero in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' looks like the poster child for the trope. And ''Film/HappyGilmore'', and ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''... pretty much any Adam Sandler movie.

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* %%* The eponymous ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes a level in Badass by the end of the movie.
* %%* Sergeant Gerry Boyle from ''Film/TheGuard''.
* %%* Creator/AdamSandler's eponymous hero in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' looks like the poster child for the trope. And ''Film/HappyGilmore'', and ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''... pretty much any Adam Sandler movie.



* ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Paul during the robbery.
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'': Four out of the five are surprisingly handy in a fight.

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* %%* ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Paul during the robbery.
* %%* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'': Four out of the five are surprisingly handy in a fight.



* In general, many LetsPlayers and internet personas in general are this. Just because someone likes to goof off and make bad jokes doesn't mean they're not intelligent and competent.



* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things.
** This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.

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* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things.
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things. This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.



* In an early ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus serves as the bouncer at a New Years Eve party. Seems pretty stupid, until he drags a particularly large, menacing looking guy down under the bar, then asks for some rope.
** And if you are a mime, do not taunt Opus or he will beat you down. With a salami!
*** Wasn't it an olive loaf?
* Typically, the Crocodiles in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are TooDumbToLive (oftentimes literally so). But on one occasion, Rat, in a variation of the Pied Piper, used music to lead stupid people to a lake to drown them. When he attempted to do this to the Crocs, he gloated about this, and in an uncharacteristically angry (but characteristically badly-pronounced) reply, one croc mentioned "We can sweem."
** This could be CanonDisContinuity (which Stephan Pastis is infamous for), because an earlier strip had one of the crocs drown in a kiddie pool because he couldn't swim.

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* In an early ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus serves as the bouncer at a New Years Eve party. Seems pretty stupid, until he drags a particularly large, menacing looking guy down under the bar, then asks for some rope.
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rope. And if you are a mime, do not taunt Opus or he will beat you down. With a salami!
*** Wasn't it an
salami/an olive loaf?
loaf.
* Typically, the Crocodiles in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are TooDumbToLive (oftentimes literally so). But on one occasion, Rat, in a variation of the Pied Piper, used music to lead stupid people to a lake to drown them. When he attempted to do this to the Crocs, he gloated about this, and in an uncharacteristically angry (but characteristically badly-pronounced) reply, one croc mentioned "We can sweem."
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" This could be CanonDisContinuity (which Stephan Pastis is infamous for), because an earlier strip had one of the crocs drown in a kiddie pool because he couldn't swim.
8th Mar '17 11:33:04 AM nombretomado
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* Essentially the entire core cast of ''Series/{{Mega64}}'', but special mention should go to Sean and Horatio. Do ''not'' make them mad.

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* Essentially the entire core cast of ''Series/{{Mega64}}'', ''WebVideo/{{Mega64}}'', but special mention should go to Sean and Horatio. Do ''not'' make them mad.
5th Mar '17 2:40:55 AM SutairuMasuta
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* WWE worker Festus has this as his entire gimmick. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.

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* WWE worker Festus [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Festus]] has this as his entire gimmick. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.
1st Mar '17 10:31:46 AM axle-k89
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Contrast ObfuscatingStupidity, where the incompetence is just an act; and MinoredInAsskicking, where the character acts like TheSmartGuy instead of TheFool; and MistakenForBadass and LeeroyJenkins, which are essentially two forms of Crouching Badass Hidden Moron. Compare/contrast WeakButSkilled, HeroicResolve and EccentricMentor, which can overlap. If the body count they rack up is untentional, then we're dealing with MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds or NonMaliciousMonster. See also ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman, where their badassdom occurs because they're in an environment where ''their'' abilities stand out relative to everyone else's. Crouching Moron Hidden Badass will sometimes occur as a result of GivingTheSwordToANoob or putting TheLoad in the right situation.

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Contrast ObfuscatingStupidity, where the incompetence is just an act; and MinoredInAsskicking, where the character acts like TheSmartGuy instead of TheFool; and MistakenForBadass and LeeroyJenkins, which are essentially two forms of Crouching Badass Hidden Moron. Compare/contrast WeakButSkilled, GeniusDitz, HeroicResolve and EccentricMentor, which can overlap. If the body count they rack up is untentional, then we're dealing with MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds or NonMaliciousMonster. See also ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman, where their badassdom occurs because they're in an environment where ''their'' abilities stand out relative to everyone else's. Crouching Moron Hidden Badass will sometimes occur as a result of GivingTheSwordToANoob or putting TheLoad in the right situation.
26th Feb '17 1:03:06 PM narm00
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* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]], the wielder of the orange light in the Franchise/GreenLantern universe. Most of the time, he comes off as completely insane, with a Gollum-like drive to own ''everything'' and a tendency to talk to himself. At one point, Sinestro and [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Atrocitus]] get so annoyed by him they suggest just killing him and taking along whoever his ring goes to next. Despite his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, however, he's incredibly powerful, as his light represents avarice, and is at its most potent when wielded by one lone ringslinger. In terms of sheer raw power, he's probably the strongest Lantern as his ring is capable of charging to ''100,000 percent energy''- in comparison, Hal Jordan's maxes out around 210% under certain circumstances, and it's explained any more might blow up the ring and take his hand with it. Insane? Yes. Take him lightly, though, and you're dead.

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* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]], the wielder of the orange light in the Franchise/GreenLantern universe. Most of the time, he comes off as completely insane, with a Gollum-like drive to own ''everything'' and a tendency to talk to himself. At one point, Sinestro and [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Atrocitus]] get so annoyed by him they suggest just killing him and taking along whoever his ring goes to next. Despite his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, however, he's incredibly powerful, as his light represents avarice, and is at its most potent when wielded by one lone ringslinger. In terms of sheer raw power, he's probably the strongest Lantern as his ring is capable of charging to ''100,000 percent energy''- energy'' - in comparison, Hal Jordan's maxes out around 210% under certain circumstances, and it's explained any more might blow up the ring and take his hand with it. Insane? Yes. Take him lightly, though, and you're dead.



* 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}}, ComicBook/{{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 ComicBook/DoctorDoom [[note]]which, before you ask, was ''not'' retconned as being ActuallyADoombot[[/note]], The Mandarin, Giganto, ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, Terrax, Bug-Eyed Voice, Bi-Beast, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, Pluto, Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo, Korvac, and Ego the Living Planet...



** Emery Schaub, a.k.a. Butterball, could be counted as one. Much like Frog-Man, he's fat, clumsy, untrained (not for lack of trying; Taskmaster does try, but declares him hopeless), and has no idea what he's doing ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking plus his costume seems like picked out from his wardrobe, with a domino mask for good measure]]). He'd be a baseline specimen of humanity, if not for one detail: he is ''completely invulnerable'' to pretty much anything. This comes in handy when Mr. Hyde assembles a group of villains to attack Camp Hammond and they take Butterball hostage, assuming him to be an easy pick. The instructors (War Machine, Taskmaster - whom these guys were actually after - , Constrictor and Yellowjacket[[spoiler: - the Skrull one]]) just blast them the hell away anyway, while the kid comes off without a single scratch. And during his stint with the Comicbook/AvengersAcademy, he got ''immortality'' as a {{RequiredSecondaryPower|s}}, with Hybrid (a lifeforce-sucking villain) noting that he could feed on him forever.

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** Emery Schaub, a.k.a. Butterball, could be counted as one. Much like Frog-Man, he's fat, clumsy, untrained (not for lack of trying; Taskmaster does try, but declares him hopeless), and has no idea what he's doing ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking plus his costume seems like it's picked out from his wardrobe, with a domino mask for good measure]]). He'd be a baseline specimen of humanity, if not for one detail: he is ''completely invulnerable'' to pretty much anything. This comes in handy when Mr. Hyde assembles a group of villains to attack Camp Hammond and they take Butterball hostage, assuming him to be an easy pick. The instructors (War Machine, Taskmaster - whom these guys were actually after - , Constrictor and Constrictor, Yellowjacket[[spoiler: - the Skrull one]]) one -]] and Taskmaster, whom these guys were actually after) just blast them the hell away anyway, while the kid comes off without a single scratch. And during his stint with the Comicbook/AvengersAcademy, he got ''immortality'' as a {{RequiredSecondaryPower|s}}, {{Required Secondary Power|s}}, with Hybrid (a lifeforce-sucking villain) noting that he could feed on him forever.



* ComicBook/PlasticMan has been largely considered this due to the non-serious nature of most of his appearances. One must not forget that he is a trained CIA operative, can go toe-to-toe with many other big names in the DCAU (he can take punches from SUPERMAN without so much as batting an eye!) and survived dismemberment for thousands of years.
* Comicbook/ScottPilgrim. Face it, you too though he was just a 23 year old hipster video gamer slacker without any shame or glory, hanging onto his gay roommate to pay for everything, and just being a bad bass player on a semi crappy band. Then, the first evil ex of Ramona came, and we learned that not only is he capable of fighting, he's the best fighter in the province. Dumb and with a little of OCD, yeah, but don't mess with his girlfriend or his friends.

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* ComicBook/PlasticMan has been largely considered this due to the non-serious nature of most of his appearances. One must not forget that he is a trained CIA operative, can go toe-to-toe with many other big names in the DCAU DCU (he can take punches from SUPERMAN without so much as batting an eye!) eye!), and survived dismemberment for thousands of years.
* Comicbook/ScottPilgrim. Face it, you too though thought he was just a 23 year old hipster video gamer slacker without any shame or glory, hanging onto his gay roommate to pay for everything, and just being a bad bass player on a semi crappy band. Then, the first evil ex of Ramona came, and we learned that not only is he capable of fighting, he's the best fighter in the province. Dumb and with a little of OCD, yeah, but don't mess with his girlfriend or his friends.



* 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 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'''.

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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 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'''.



* Marvel's Hercules became this around ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules.'' At first glance, he's a [[DumbMuscle second-rate Thor with an IQ on par with brine shrimp]], whose strategy in every fight is to [[PowerfulButUnskilled club his opponents until they stop moving.]] As it turns out, this is mostly because Herc is a BoisterousBruiser in all incarnations. Far from unskilled, he's one of the best hand-to-hand fighters out there, being a superb wrestler and boxer with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld millenia of experience.]] Additionally, though he's not super-smart, he's very perceptive and great with puzzles and thinking on his feet. All that, on a guy who's strong enough to fight Thor to a draw.

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* Marvel's Hercules became this around ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules.'' At first glance, he's a [[DumbMuscle second-rate Thor with an IQ on par with brine shrimp]], whose strategy in every fight is to [[PowerfulButUnskilled club his opponents until they stop moving.]] As it turns out, this is mostly because Herc is a BoisterousBruiser in all incarnations. Far from unskilled, he's one of the best hand-to-hand fighters out there, being a superb wrestler and boxer with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld millenia millennia of experience.]] Additionally, though he's not super-smart, he's very perceptive and great with puzzles and thinking on his feet. All that, on a guy who's strong enough to fight Thor to a draw.



* [[XMen90sMembers Jubilee]]. On the surface she's a somewhat ditzy, ''very'' [[TheNineties 90s]] [[TotallyRadical mallrat]], and ''especially'' for those who only know her from the animated ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' her ''pafs'' [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway come across as a joke]]. And it certainly helps that Jubilee never really learned to develop her powers to their full potential. But then you read ''why'' she didn't: Jubilee is capable of manipulating and ''detonating'' matter at the ''sub-atomic'' level, and once ''leveled The Mandarin's castle'' when she cut loose because she thought Wolverine had been hurt. And that ''still'' wasn't the full extent of her powers. Emma Frost more or less likened her to ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction a walking fusion bomb]]''.

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* The ComicBook/XMen's [[XMen90sMembers Jubilee]]. On the surface she's a somewhat ditzy, ''very'' [[TheNineties 90s]] [[TotallyRadical mallrat]], and ''especially'' for those who only know her from the animated ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' her ''pafs'' [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway come across as a joke]]. And it certainly helps that Jubilee never really learned to develop her powers to their full potential. But then you read ''why'' she didn't: Jubilee is capable of manipulating and ''detonating'' matter at the ''sub-atomic'' level, and once ''leveled The Mandarin's castle'' when she cut loose because she thought Wolverine had been hurt. And that ''still'' wasn't the full extent of her powers. Emma Frost more or less likened her to ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction a walking fusion bomb]]''.
15th Jan '17 11:07:32 AM DustSnitch
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* Chin-Kee from ''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese'' is a pitch-perfect example. Superficially he appears to be a clueless FunnyForeigner, a deliberate EthnicScrappy encapsulating every negative Chinese stereotype available in broken [[JapaneseRanguage Engrish]]. [[spoiler:But when Danny attacks him for being an embarrassment, Chin-Kee turns into an unstoppable martial arts BadAss. Justified in that he's secretly the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Monkey King, Great Sage Equal of Heaven]].]]

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* Chin-Kee from ''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese'' is a pitch-perfect example. Superficially he appears to be a clueless FunnyForeigner, a deliberate EthnicScrappy encapsulating every negative Chinese stereotype available in broken [[JapaneseRanguage Engrish]]. [[spoiler:But when Danny attacks him for being an embarrassment, Chin-Kee turns into an unstoppable martial arts BadAss.badass. Justified in that he's secretly the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Monkey King, Great Sage Equal of Heaven]].]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Jack-Jack (not a moron, but a baby) demonstrates a startling array of powers (which, by most reckonings, are probably more BadAss than those of the rest of the cast) when threatened by the BigBad, Syndrome.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Jack-Jack (not a moron, but a baby) demonstrates a startling array of powers (which, by most reckonings, are probably more BadAss badass than those of the rest of the cast) when threatened by the BigBad, Syndrome.



* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. While not inept, he's a bumbler and a daydreamer. After some focus and hardcore training, however, he not only managed to take down the BigBad, but [[spoiler: his idols are so impressed, they kneel before him]]. In the sequel, he is more consistently BadAss, having become a very skilled martial artist who can at least keep up with the Furious Five in battle and [[AcroFatic is quite good at using his weight and bulk to his advantage]], but he is still a [[BigEater big-eating]] goofball, his [[AscendedFanboy fanboyishness]] is still showing a lot, and he ''still'' can't handle stairs.

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* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. While not inept, he's a bumbler and a daydreamer. After some focus and hardcore training, however, he not only managed to take down the BigBad, but [[spoiler: his idols are so impressed, they kneel before him]]. In the sequel, he is more consistently BadAss, badass, having become a very skilled martial artist who can at least keep up with the Furious Five in battle and [[AcroFatic is quite good at using his weight and bulk to his advantage]], but he is still a [[BigEater big-eating]] goofball, his [[AscendedFanboy fanboyishness]] is still showing a lot, and he ''still'' can't handle stairs.



* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around a classroom on a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as BadAss as the title implies

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around a classroom on a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as BadAss badass as the title implies
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