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22nd Nov '16 3:19:58 AM Morgenthaler
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In most media, the average badass is usually a hairy-knuckled brawler unfamiliar with the finer things in life, but not this guy. Like his [[SisterTrope Trope-brother]] the CulturedWarrior, the CulturedBadass knows how to be sophisticated, is an expert on gourmet food and art, and knows how to behave himself at a formal affair. In short, he knows how to be a gentleman but he also knows how (''and when'') to kick your ass.

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In most media, the average badass is usually a hairy-knuckled brawler unfamiliar with the finer things in life, but not this guy. Like his [[SisterTrope Trope-brother]] the CulturedWarrior, the CulturedBadass Cultured Badass knows how to be sophisticated, is an expert on gourmet food and art, and knows how to behave himself at a formal affair. In short, he knows how to be a gentleman but he also knows how (''and when'') to kick your ass.



If a woman is a CulturedBadass, she's usually either a LadyOfWar or SilkHidingSteel.

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If a woman is a CulturedBadass, Cultured Badass, she's usually either a LadyOfWar or SilkHidingSteel.
22nd Nov '16 3:19:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'': Captain Edmund's sarcasm is not the same if it's not as poetic. Gets pretty touching at the end.

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'': ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'': Captain Edmund's sarcasm is not the same if it's not as poetic. Gets pretty touching at the end.
22nd Nov '16 3:18:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* To a much lesser degree, Mal from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', though the culture only shows up in brief hints, such as his proficiency in ballroom dancing, or in the movie, when he displays knowledge of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The WordOfGod says [[AllThereInTheManual that he grew up well-read on a wealthy ranch]].

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To a much lesser degree, Mal from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal, though the culture only shows up in brief hints, such as his proficiency in ballroom dancing, or in the movie, when he displays knowledge of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The WordOfGod says [[AllThereInTheManual that he grew up well-read on a wealthy ranch]].
22nd Nov '16 3:18:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is cultured, almost foppish, yet able to be a badass when he needs to be.

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Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is cultured, almost foppish, yet able to be a badass when he needs to be.



* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' gives us Monroe. He speaks German, High German, fixes clocks, plays the cello, collects stamps, is knowledgeable about antique cameras, and is a highly proficient chef who makes his own sausages, appreciates fine wine, and such. He's also the Grimm-universe's version of a Big Bad Wolf, capable of ripping your arm off by accident.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' gives us Monroe. He ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':
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speaks German, High German, fixes clocks, plays the cello, collects stamps, is knowledgeable about antique cameras, and is a highly proficient chef who makes his own sausages, appreciates fine wine, and such. He's also the Grimm-universe's version of a Big Bad Wolf, capable of ripping your arm off by accident.
22nd Nov '16 3:17:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Your average [[Franchise/StarTrek Starfleet officer]] is probably better read and more erudite than your average Oxford professor. But when they're not watching ancient operas or helping LeonardoDaVinci on the holodeck, they're kicking Klingon, Cardassian, and Romulan ass, giving the Borg a run for their money, and otherwise saving time and space as you know it.

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Your average [[Franchise/StarTrek Starfleet officer]] officer is probably better read and more erudite than your average Oxford professor. But when they're not watching ancient operas or helping LeonardoDaVinci on the holodeck, they're kicking Klingon, Cardassian, and Romulan ass, giving the Borg a run for their money, and otherwise saving time and space as you know it.
22nd Nov '16 3:16:57 AM Morgenthaler
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In most media, the average {{Badass}} is usually a hairy-knuckled brawler unfamiliar with the finer things in life, but not this guy. Like his [[SisterTrope Trope-brother]] the CulturedWarrior, the CulturedBadass knows how to be sophisticated, is an expert on gourmet food and art, and knows how to behave himself at a formal affair. In short, he knows how to be a gentleman but he also knows how (''and when'') to [[{{Badass}} kick your ass.]]

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In most media, the average {{Badass}} badass is usually a hairy-knuckled brawler unfamiliar with the finer things in life, but not this guy. Like his [[SisterTrope Trope-brother]] the CulturedWarrior, the CulturedBadass knows how to be sophisticated, is an expert on gourmet food and art, and knows how to behave himself at a formal affair. In short, he knows how to be a gentleman but he also knows how (''and when'') to [[{{Badass}} kick your ass.]]
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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where other cultures are explored in more depth, it's shown that other cultures have their own version of this trope. A true Klingon warrior is well-versed in opera, poetry, history and the nuances of etiquette (all Klingon-style, of course). Worf and General Martok are leading examples of this. Cardassians, for all their StateSec tendencies, place great value on music, literature, art, family loyalty and good manners, so {{badass}} Cardassians often fall under this trope, such as Garak who can kill a person with his pinky finger while still retaining a huge passion for the literary arts, although Garak has [[RealMenWearPink a couple other]] [[AgentPeacock tropes]] that fit him more specifically.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where other cultures are explored in more depth, it's shown that other cultures have their own version of this trope. A true Klingon warrior is well-versed in opera, poetry, history and the nuances of etiquette (all Klingon-style, of course). Worf and General Martok are leading examples of this. Cardassians, for all their StateSec tendencies, place great value on music, literature, art, family loyalty and good manners, so {{badass}} badass Cardassians often fall under this trope, such as Garak who can kill a person with his pinky finger while still retaining a huge passion for the literary arts, although Garak has [[RealMenWearPink a couple other]] [[AgentPeacock tropes]] that fit him more specifically.



** Then there is Sean Renard, being the illegitimate son of a royal (specifically the king) this goes with the territory. But he is a lover of fine dinning, art, is knowledgeable in a variety of matters including history and politics, and speaks fluent French, German, Latin and Russian as well as English (and potentially more). He's also the AntiHero {{Badass}} MagnificentBastard WarriorPrince, whose tougher than Monroe and one of a very small number of characters whose potentially {{Protagonist}} [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Nick]] [[TheHunter Burkhardt's]] equal.

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** Then there is Sean Renard, being the illegitimate son of a royal (specifically the king) this goes with the territory. But he is a lover of fine dinning, art, is knowledgeable in a variety of matters including history and politics, and speaks fluent French, German, Latin and Russian as well as English (and potentially more). He's also the AntiHero {{Badass}} MagnificentBastard WarriorPrince, whose tougher than Monroe and one of a very small number of characters whose potentially {{Protagonist}} [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Nick]] [[TheHunter Burkhardt's]] equal.



** [[PlayerCharacter Shepard.]] [[WorldsBestWarrior Greatest warrior (all races included) the galaxy ever created,]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu gave the finger to the]] [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]] ''twice'', is lusted by ''every species in the galaxy'' (and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim every]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer gender]]), was killed but was deemed {{Badass}} enough [[BackFromTheDead to be brought back to life]], familiar with Hobbes, Tennyson and Machiavelli.

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** [[PlayerCharacter Shepard.]] [[WorldsBestWarrior Greatest warrior (all races included) the galaxy ever created,]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu gave the finger to the]] [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]] ''twice'', is lusted by ''every species in the galaxy'' (and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim every]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer gender]]), was killed but was deemed {{Badass}} badass enough [[BackFromTheDead to be brought back to life]], familiar with Hobbes, Tennyson and Machiavelli.



* UsefulNotes/DateMasamune is as well known for being cultured as he was {{Badass}}; he would hold elaborate banquets, he wrote letters to the Pope in the hopes of forming an alliance, and would read poems to UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu on his deathbed.

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* UsefulNotes/DateMasamune is as well known for being cultured as he was {{Badass}}; badass; he would hold elaborate banquets, he wrote letters to the Pope in the hopes of forming an alliance, and would read poems to UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu on his deathbed.



** While the [[ProudWarriorRace Scottish Highlanders]] have been stereotyped as savages and of course sometimes justly (it has to be ''sometimes'' true after all), it was not unknown for Highland nobles to be cultured folk, well educated in famous universities. While still being as {{Badass}} as a true Scotsman should be.

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** While the [[ProudWarriorRace Scottish Highlanders]] have been stereotyped as savages and of course sometimes justly (it has to be ''sometimes'' true after all), it was not unknown for Highland nobles to be cultured folk, well educated in famous universities. While still being as {{Badass}} badass as a true Scotsman should be.
18th Nov '16 1:39:42 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Yakko Warner from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is this, on top of being a PopCulturedBadass like his siblings.

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* Yakko Warner from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is this, on top of being a PopCulturedBadass like his siblings. For instance, he speaks fluent Japanese.
18th Nov '16 1:39:08 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Yakko Warner from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is this, on top of being a PopCulturedBadass like his siblings.
16th Oct '16 12:49:26 PM Haldarious
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* Reportedly, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat knew part of the ''Andromeda'' of Creator/{{Euripides}} by heart well enough to perform the excerpt(s).

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* Reportedly, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat knew received schooling from none other than {{Creator/Aristotle}} in his youth. He was also an avid reader and huge fan of Homer- he brought a copy of the Literature/TheIliad with him everywhere during his travels. He made sure to understand and immerse himself in the cultures of the places he conquered: talking with ascetic priests in India, appropriating Babylonian fashion, joining the [[AncientEgypt Egyptians]] in their religious ceremonies and more (he even let them crown him as pharaoh!). He is also supposed to have known part of the ''Andromeda'' of Creator/{{Euripides}} by heart well enough to perform the excerpt(s).
14th Oct '16 8:37:51 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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