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8th Nov '16 6:40:24 AM Anddrix
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* The Mad Hatter in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a side order of TheWoobie. However, he doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger to save Alice, or the White Queen. [[spoiler: Not to mention fighting the Knave of Hearts, TheDragon of the Red Queen, and ''kicking his ass''.]]

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* The Mad Hatter in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a side order of TheWoobie. However, he doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger to save Alice, or the White Queen. [[spoiler: Not to mention fighting the Knave of Hearts, TheDragon of the Red Queen, and ''kicking his ass''.]]
30th Oct '16 4:47:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted with Japanese singer {{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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* Inverted with Japanese singer {{Gackt}}.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.




30th Oct '16 4:46:33 AM Morgenthaler
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It doesn't really matter what makes the character {{Badass}} when they switch gears. They may display enhanced speed, strength, and martial skills. They might demonstrate latent competence, leadership skills, and courage completely inconsistent with their normal personality. They may HulkOut, manifest PsychicPowers, {{MacGyver|ing}} together a plasma rifle out of a toaster and a tv remote, unleash an AngstNuke, or even become a OneWingedAngel.

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It doesn't really matter what makes the character {{Badass}} badass when they switch gears. They may display enhanced speed, strength, and martial skills. They might demonstrate latent competence, leadership skills, and courage completely inconsistent with their normal personality. They may HulkOut, manifest PsychicPowers, {{MacGyver|ing}} together a plasma rifle out of a toaster and a tv remote, unleash an AngstNuke, or even become a OneWingedAngel.



In other cases, things will go bad. The {{Badass}} powers are required too often, and they gradually take their toll on a previously cheerful individual. It might even turn out that the individual was once like their badass side all the time, but somehow 'sealed' that part of themselves away -- or it was sealed away by someone else -- to keep them under control. Usually results in an KnightInSourArmor or, in the case of females, an EmotionlessGirl or BrokenBird, and their friends wondering if SavingTheWorld was really worth the price. In the worst cases, this can end up as a full-blown SuperpoweredEvilSide or JekyllAndHyde scenario. The Japanese term for this is "dame elite" ("dame" meaning ''no good'').


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In other cases, things will go bad. The {{Badass}} badass powers are required too often, and they gradually take their toll on a previously cheerful individual. It might even turn out that the individual was once like their badass side all the time, but somehow 'sealed' that part of themselves away -- or it was sealed away by someone else -- to keep them under control. Usually results in an KnightInSourArmor or, in the case of females, an EmotionlessGirl or BrokenBird, and their friends wondering if SavingTheWorld was really worth the price. In the worst cases, this can end up as a full-blown SuperpoweredEvilSide or JekyllAndHyde scenario. The Japanese term for this is "dame elite" ("dame" meaning ''no good'').




* ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' were quite fond of this. Their characters may have been TooDumbToLive and (mostly) harmless VagabondBuddies, but they were certainly {{Badass}}.

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* ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' were quite fond of this. Their characters may have been TooDumbToLive and (mostly) harmless VagabondBuddies, but they were certainly {{Badass}}.badass.



** 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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** 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}} 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.''



* Inverted with Japanese singer {{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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* Inverted with Japanese singer {{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] {{badass}} 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.
30th Aug '16 7:07:52 PM nombretomado
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* DustinHoffman's character in ''Film/StrawDogs''.

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* DustinHoffman's %%* Creator/DustinHoffman's character in ''Film/StrawDogs''.''Film/StrawDogs1971''.
1st Aug '16 3:40:06 PM HighCrate
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** Unfortunately for Festus, several of his opponents (notably Wrestling/TheMiz and Wrestling/JohnMorrison) have shown themselves to be fairly GenreSavvy in using this against him.
*** Wrestling/DoinkTheClown (when he started out) was an evil version of this trope.
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.]]
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