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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'': Lux Arcadia is the only male student in an all-girls school, gets the attractions of five different girls and is a talented fighter who saves his kingdom on a regular basis. He is basically [[LightNovel/InfiniteStratos Ichika Orimura]] ''done right''.
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*** The cosplaying Petronella Osgood is ''explicitly'' a big fan of the Doctor's. She's almost the canonical Whovian and ''she gets to run with the Doctor''. SQUEE!
29th Oct '16 3:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* Kirk in ''TheGunganCouncil'' is based heavily off of ''[[Franchise/StarTrek the]]'' [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]], and generally flew around in a ship blowing up things and getting lots of tail. However, averted due to having [[spoiler:a terminal disease]].

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* Kirk in ''TheGunganCouncil'' ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' is based heavily off of ''[[Franchise/StarTrek the]]'' [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]], and generally flew around in a ship blowing up things and getting lots of tail. However, averted due to having [[spoiler:a terminal disease]].
9th Oct '16 6:07:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* You know those people who take too long at lines, are massive hypocrites, abuse animals, borrow money without returning it, or just generally piss you off every day? Do you wish you could beat up those annoying people with no consequences? [[ComicStrip/TheOutburstsOfEverettTrue Everett True]] can.
* [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dogbert]]. [[WordOfGod Scott Adams]] has even said that he represents the kinds of things he wishes he could get away with and say to people.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheOutburstsOfEverettTrue'': You know those people who take too long at lines, are massive hypocrites, abuse animals, borrow money without returning it, or just generally piss you off every day? Do you wish you could beat up those annoying people with no consequences? [[ComicStrip/TheOutburstsOfEverettTrue Everett True]] True can.
* [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dogbert]].''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert. [[WordOfGod Scott Adams]] has even said that he represents the kinds of things he wishes he could get away with and say to people.
9th Oct '16 6:06:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* HannahMontana is a textbook example for the preteen girl demographic of the show: an average, dorky, unpopular girl who is secretly a beautiful, glamorous pop star whom everybody loves.

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* HannahMontana ''Series/HannahMontana'' is a textbook example for the preteen girl demographic of the show: an average, dorky, unpopular girl who is secretly a beautiful, glamorous pop star whom everybody loves.
9th Oct '16 5:59:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Series/JasonKing writes best-selling novels, travels to exotic locations around the world, seduces beautiful women by the busload, and had a knack for getting himself into and out of tight situations. And he does all this with his own individual and peculiar [[TheFashionista sense of style]].

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* Series/JasonKing ''Series/JasonKing'': Jason King writes best-selling novels, travels to exotic locations around the world, seduces beautiful women by the busload, and had a knack for getting himself into and out of tight situations. And he does all this with his own individual and peculiar [[TheFashionista sense of style]].
9th Oct '16 5:58:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'''s Walter White is an interesting subversion. He's a lower middle-class teacher who gets crapped on in every possible way, including getting cancer...and he completely manages to turn his life around by living a double life as a badass drug dealer, getting wealthy, and commanding the respect of hardened criminals. A lot of people can identify with his initial hardships, and so we root for him when he starts kicking ass. As the show goes on, this makes it all the more disturbing when he gradually loses touch with his humanity, his family dissolves, and he begins indiscriminately killing anyone who gets in his way--becoming a VillainProtagonist. Because we're encouraged to identify with him in the beginning, his downfall carries the implication that ''we'' could go bad just as easily as him [[WhatYouAreInTheDark if given the chance]].
** Interestingly, Walt's EscapistCharacter status ends up working as something of a SecretTestOfCharacter for the audience. As Walt gradually begins committing more heinous acts over the course of the series, there will inevitably come a point when the audience stops fantasizing about ''being'' him and starts seeing him as the villain--probably when he finally does something that the viewer would never do. By pinpointing his MoralEventHorizon, we also end up learning how far ''we'' would really go if we were put in his shoes and forced to make life-or-death decisions to survive in the criminal underworld.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'''s Walter White is an interesting subversion. He's a lower middle-class teacher who gets crapped on in every possible way, including getting cancer...and he completely manages to turn his life around by living a double life as a badass drug dealer, getting wealthy, and commanding the respect of hardened criminals. A lot of people can identify with his initial hardships, and so we root for him when he starts kicking ass. As the show goes on, this makes it all the more disturbing when he gradually loses touch with his humanity, his family dissolves, and he begins indiscriminately killing anyone who gets in his way--becoming a VillainProtagonist. Because we're encouraged to identify with him in the beginning, his downfall carries the implication that ''we'' could go bad just as easily as him [[WhatYouAreInTheDark if given the chance]].
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chance]]. Interestingly, Walt's EscapistCharacter status ends up working as something of a SecretTestOfCharacter for the audience. As Walt gradually begins committing more heinous acts over the course of the series, there will inevitably come a point when the audience stops fantasizing about ''being'' him and starts seeing him as the villain--probably when he finally does something that the viewer would never do. By pinpointing his MoralEventHorizon, we also end up learning how far ''we'' would really go if we were put in his shoes and forced to make life-or-death decisions to survive in the criminal underworld.



** ''SportsNight'' was once described as the office where everyone ''wants'' to work (in contrast to ''TheOffice'', where everyone ''does''). Issac is the ideal boss, Dan and Casey are the friends/co-workers you wish you had, and the loyalty of the characters to each other is extreme. Whenever a group member has a problem, expect the characters to do rally around them, even when doing so would be firmly at odds with their stated job duties. The characters and their choices are wildly improbable and idealistic, but they're the gateway to a world in which [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism people do the right thing]].

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** ''SportsNight'' ''Series/SportsNight'' was once described as the office where everyone ''wants'' to work (in contrast to ''TheOffice'', where everyone ''does''). Issac is the ideal boss, Dan and Casey are the friends/co-workers you wish you had, and the loyalty of the characters to each other is extreme. Whenever a group member has a problem, expect the characters to do rally around them, even when doing so would be firmly at odds with their stated job duties. The characters and their choices are wildly improbable and idealistic, but they're the gateway to a world in which [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism people do the right thing]].
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* [[Series/{{House}} Dr. House]], despite the chronic leg pain and occasional mental breakdown, is really fun to watch because he skewers stupid people without mercy. And he pretty much always gets away with it. Who ''doesn't'' want to be able to tell coworkers and customers exactly what you think of them?

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* [[Series/{{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. House]], House, despite the chronic leg pain and occasional mental breakdown, is really fun to watch because he skewers stupid people without mercy. And he pretty much always gets away with it. Who ''doesn't'' want to be able to tell coworkers and customers exactly what you think of them?
9th Oct '16 5:58:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of Jaime, the writers of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' invoked this by having her use her bionics to accomplish mundane tasks, just like any other normal person would do in the same situation. Who needs a can opener when you have a bionic hand?

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** Speaking of Jaime, the * The writers of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' invoked this by having her Jaime use her bionics to accomplish mundane tasks, just like any other normal person would do in the same situation. Who needs a can opener when you have a bionic hand?
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* The majority of {{Shonen}} protagonists. They all tend to be around the same age as their target demographic, BadAss in some way, shape or form, have [[ChickMagnet multiple love interests]], gather [[TrueCompanions a close and tight-knit group of allies]] (usually a RagtagBunchOfMisfits) who go on to become a BadAssCrew over the course of the story, and get stronger just by the power of [[TheDeterminator sheer determination]] and [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] on their side. Bonus points if they're TheChosenOne.

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* The majority of {{Shonen}} protagonists. They all tend to be around the same age as their target demographic, BadAss badass in some way, shape or form, have [[ChickMagnet multiple love interests]], gather [[TrueCompanions a close and tight-knit group of allies]] (usually a RagtagBunchOfMisfits) who go on to become a BadAssCrew over the course of the story, and get stronger just by the power of [[TheDeterminator sheer determination]] and [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] on their side. Bonus points if they're TheChosenOne.



* ''LightNover/{{Overlord}}'''s titular Overlord Momonga plays this trope straight in some ways and deconstructs it in others. An average salaryman with no friends or family in real life finds himself in the body of his video game character, a BadAss [[{{Cap}} max level]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] armed with some of the most powerful spells and artifacts in the game and a whole dungeon's worth of fanatically devoted followers, two of which are hot girls hopelessly in love with him. The world he finds himself in has ''very'' little to throw at him that can even challenge him. However... [[PowerAtAPrice his power as an undead comes at the cost]] [[LackOfEmpathy of gradually losing his humanity and dampening his emotions]], [[VillainProtagonist he is gradually descending into villainy]], all his subordinates [[KillAllHumans hate humanity]] and any single careless word from him could lead to catastrophe (as seen when he absentmindedly muses that "conquering the world might be interesting" and Demiurge seems more than happy to take him up on that), the girls in question are {{Yandere}} for him and he cannot take advantage of their attraction for him because [[DemBones his skeletal body]] [[CantHaveSexEver is not properly equipped]].

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* ''LightNover/{{Overlord}}'''s titular Overlord Momonga plays this trope straight in some ways and deconstructs it in others. An average salaryman with no friends or family in real life finds himself in the body of his video game character, a BadAss badass [[{{Cap}} max level]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] armed with some of the most powerful spells and artifacts in the game and a whole dungeon's worth of fanatically devoted followers, two of which are hot girls hopelessly in love with him. The world he finds himself in has ''very'' little to throw at him that can even challenge him. However... [[PowerAtAPrice his power as an undead comes at the cost]] [[LackOfEmpathy of gradually losing his humanity and dampening his emotions]], [[VillainProtagonist he is gradually descending into villainy]], all his subordinates [[KillAllHumans hate humanity]] and any single careless word from him could lead to catastrophe (as seen when he absentmindedly muses that "conquering the world might be interesting" and Demiurge seems more than happy to take him up on that), the girls in question are {{Yandere}} for him and he cannot take advantage of their attraction for him because [[DemBones his skeletal body]] [[CantHaveSexEver is not properly equipped]].



** Comicbook/KittyPryde is this trope ''personified.'' Started out as the team's NaiveNewcomer, and grew up to be a {{Badass}} [[GratuitousNinja ninja]] [[TeenGenius genius]] with a [[TeamPet pet]] [[RecycledINSPACE space]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]] and lots of friends on earth and out of it. The fandom rejoiced of course, for they watched every step of this journey from Everygirl to Super-Special Heroine and wished they could be her (or "be ''with'' her").

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** Comicbook/KittyPryde is this trope ''personified.'' Started out as the team's NaiveNewcomer, and grew up to be a {{Badass}} badass [[GratuitousNinja ninja]] [[TeenGenius genius]] with a [[TeamPet pet]] [[RecycledINSPACE space]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]] and lots of friends on earth and out of it. The fandom rejoiced of course, for they watched every step of this journey from Everygirl to Super-Special Heroine and wished they could be her (or "be ''with'' her").



* ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'''s Tony-fuckin-Montana was [[{{MisaimedFandom}} never intended to be this]] but the only thing anyone remembers of him is how hardcore he was and [[spoiler: how epic his death was.]] Entire subcultures sprung up just to emulate his [[{{Badass}} badassitude.]]

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* ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'''s Tony-fuckin-Montana was [[{{MisaimedFandom}} never intended to be this]] but the only thing anyone remembers of him is how hardcore he was and [[spoiler: how epic his death was.]] Entire subcultures sprung up just to emulate his [[{{Badass}} badassitude.]]



* Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian and Literature/{{Tarzan}} were and are both this for fantasy fans of a certain age. Big, heroic {{Badass}} of a guy who has grand adventures and (for Conan) [[ReallyGetsAround gets lots of hot babes?]] Sign me up!

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* Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian and Literature/{{Tarzan}} were and are both this for fantasy fans of a certain age. Big, heroic {{Badass}} badass of a guy who has grand adventures and (for Conan) [[ReallyGetsAround gets lots of hot babes?]] Sign me up!



* ''Series/BreakingBad'''s Walter White is an interesting subversion. He's a lower middle-class teacher who gets crapped on in every possible way, including getting cancer...and he completely manages to turn his life around by living a double life as a BadAss drug dealer, getting wealthy, and commanding the respect of hardened criminals. A lot of people can identify with his initial hardships, and so we root for him when he starts kicking ass. As the show goes on, this makes it all the more disturbing when he gradually loses touch with his humanity, his family dissolves, and he begins indiscriminately killing anyone who gets in his way--becoming a VillainProtagonist. Because we're encouraged to identify with him in the beginning, his downfall carries the implication that ''we'' could go bad just as easily as him [[WhatYouAreInTheDark if given the chance]].

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'''s Walter White is an interesting subversion. He's a lower middle-class teacher who gets crapped on in every possible way, including getting cancer...and he completely manages to turn his life around by living a double life as a BadAss badass drug dealer, getting wealthy, and commanding the respect of hardened criminals. A lot of people can identify with his initial hardships, and so we root for him when he starts kicking ass. As the show goes on, this makes it all the more disturbing when he gradually loses touch with his humanity, his family dissolves, and he begins indiscriminately killing anyone who gets in his way--becoming a VillainProtagonist. Because we're encouraged to identify with him in the beginning, his downfall carries the implication that ''we'' could go bad just as easily as him [[WhatYouAreInTheDark if given the chance]].



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The initial popularity of Felicity Smoak and the Felicity/Oliver (Olicity) ship was no doubt due to this. Awkward, but cute with a genius IQ who acts as tech support for a handsome, {{Badass}} billionaire vigilante that she has a hopeless attraction to was fodder for fan girls who wanted to project themselves through Felicity. While Felicity did get promoted to a more prominent role in the second season because of this and had more ShipTease with Oliver, the final pairing was clearly supposed to be Laurel/Oliver. However, the original show runner and many of the writers were replaced so they could start up ''Series/TheFlash2014'', and the new show runner decided to have Felicity replace Laurel as the official love interest starting season three [[PanderingToTheBase due to her popularity]]. And focus more on romance and drama and Felicity in general. [[SeasonalRot That's generally where many considered the show to have]] [[JumpTheShark Jumped the Shark]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The initial popularity of Felicity Smoak and the Felicity/Oliver (Olicity) ship was no doubt due to this. Awkward, but cute with a genius IQ who acts as tech support for a handsome, {{Badass}} badass billionaire vigilante that she has a hopeless attraction to was fodder for fan girls who wanted to project themselves through Felicity. While Felicity did get promoted to a more prominent role in the second season because of this and had more ShipTease with Oliver, the final pairing was clearly supposed to be Laurel/Oliver. However, the original show runner and many of the writers were replaced so they could start up ''Series/TheFlash2014'', and the new show runner decided to have Felicity replace Laurel as the official love interest starting season three [[PanderingToTheBase due to her popularity]]. And focus more on romance and drama and Felicity in general. [[SeasonalRot That's generally where many considered the show to have]] [[JumpTheShark Jumped the Shark]].



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Emiya Shirou is a [[ZigZaggingTrope strange example.]] On one hand, he's handsome, athletic, hardworking, and deeply committed to helping others. He's also a [[SupremeChef great cook]], lives in a [[BigFancyHouse mansion]] left to him by his father, and has a beautiful [[SempaiKohai kohai]] who adores him and would happily be his girlfriend [[ObliviousToLove if he'd only notice]]. Lastly, he's a mage and has the extreme luck to get paired with a powerful knight familiar and a brilliant mage ally when the Grail War starts. The [[BlessedWithSuck problems]] with that are that he sucks at magic and doesn't know the rules because his father never taught him anything, he can't provide mana to recharge his energy-intensive servant, he has five far more powerful and experienced master/servant teams trying to kill him, and since his father's death he has lacked any sense of his life's own worth [[ChronicHeroSyndrome outside of helping others]]. In short, he's the kind of master who shouldn't last five minutes. If you don't play your cards right he will [[TheManyDeathsOfYOu die in agony]], lose his loved ones, and/or [[TotalitarianUtilitarian become just as ruthless as the villains]]. Play it [[DeconReconSwitch right]] on the other hand, and he will become a [[IdealHero heroic]] {{Badass}} who saves the world with HotBlooded [[{{Determinator}} determination]] and potentially gets an awesome girlfriend and a chance to study magic properly.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Emiya Shirou is a [[ZigZaggingTrope strange example.]] On one hand, he's handsome, athletic, hardworking, and deeply committed to helping others. He's also a [[SupremeChef great cook]], lives in a [[BigFancyHouse mansion]] left to him by his father, and has a beautiful [[SempaiKohai kohai]] who adores him and would happily be his girlfriend [[ObliviousToLove if he'd only notice]]. Lastly, he's a mage and has the extreme luck to get paired with a powerful knight familiar and a brilliant mage ally when the Grail War starts. The [[BlessedWithSuck problems]] with that are that he sucks at magic and doesn't know the rules because his father never taught him anything, he can't provide mana to recharge his energy-intensive servant, he has five far more powerful and experienced master/servant teams trying to kill him, and since his father's death he has lacked any sense of his life's own worth [[ChronicHeroSyndrome outside of helping others]]. In short, he's the kind of master who shouldn't last five minutes. If you don't play your cards right he will [[TheManyDeathsOfYOu die in agony]], lose his loved ones, and/or [[TotalitarianUtilitarian become just as ruthless as the villains]]. Play it [[DeconReconSwitch right]] on the other hand, and he will become a [[IdealHero heroic]] {{Badass}} badass who saves the world with HotBlooded [[{{Determinator}} determination]] and potentially gets an awesome girlfriend and a chance to study magic properly.



* Dante of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''. A witty, snarky, {{Badass}} [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Demon]] HunterOfHisOwnKind who does all kinds of ridiculous over-the-top stylish stunts in both gameplay ''and'' cutscenes and runs his own kickass [[DemonSlaying Demon Hunting]] business. Who ''wouldn't'' want to be as cool as him?

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* Dante of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''. A witty, snarky, {{Badass}} badass [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Demon]] HunterOfHisOwnKind who does all kinds of ridiculous over-the-top stylish stunts in both gameplay ''and'' cutscenes and runs his own kickass [[DemonSlaying Demon Hunting]] business. Who ''wouldn't'' want to be as cool as him?



* From the same creator, we have ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', a {{Badass}} HotWitch with SexySpectacles who summons demons with her PrehensileHair and has a wide range of weaponry including a quartet of guns - two of which [[UpToEleven are attached to her shoes]]. She also gains some temporary power ups from [[EroticEating eating lollipops]].

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* From the same creator, we have ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', a {{Badass}} badass HotWitch with SexySpectacles who summons demons with her PrehensileHair and has a wide range of weaponry including a quartet of guns - two of which [[UpToEleven are attached to her shoes]]. She also gains some temporary power ups from [[EroticEating eating lollipops]].



* Sol Badguy from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a rebel BountyHunter rocker who likes Music/{{Queen}} and can turn into a {{Badass}} half-dragon and {{Curb Stomp|Battle}} most of the cast with only half his potential power. His character is so absolutely over-the-top that he'd be a textbook Gary Stu if he wasn't so ''damn cool''.

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* Sol Badguy from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a rebel BountyHunter rocker who likes Music/{{Queen}} and can turn into a {{Badass}} badass half-dragon and {{Curb Stomp|Battle}} most of the cast with only half his potential power. His character is so absolutely over-the-top that he'd be a textbook Gary Stu if he wasn't so ''damn cool''.



** Marisa Kirisame could also count. She is a legit BadAss witch who [[KamehameHadoken fires giant lasers]] and [[KleptomaniacHero just takes essentially whatever she wants from whoever she wants]]. But what makes her relatable is the fact that, unlike most of the characters, she is [[BadassNormal just an average human]] who knows a lot about magic, demonstrating that with enough drive and work, [[DareToBeBadass anyone could potentially become an awesome badass]].

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** Marisa Kirisame could also count. She is a legit BadAss badass witch who [[KamehameHadoken fires giant lasers]] and [[KleptomaniacHero just takes essentially whatever she wants from whoever she wants]]. But what makes her relatable is the fact that, unlike most of the characters, she is [[BadassNormal just an average human]] who knows a lot about magic, demonstrating that with enough drive and work, [[DareToBeBadass anyone could potentially become an awesome badass]].



* Lyle Phipps of ''Webcomic/{{Great}}'' is perhaps the ultimate example of this trope, about as much as the aforementioned [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]. After being brought to the edge of the DespairEventHorizon when losing his job and his wife on the same day, he decides to hell with it and swears that from that day forth, he would be a BadAss. [[TookALevelInBadass Which he promptly does.]] He goes to a bad part of town and challenges a street gang. Not only does he win, he becomes [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority their leader]], and helps the now-{{Neighborhood Friendly Gangsters}} deal with their emotional issues. This eventually leads to him meeting a beautiful woman who marries him, and the two of them take over Lyle's new father-in-law's noodle shop, becoming multi-millionaires whom everybody looks up to. He also has such great charisma that he is able to create a self-help program that actually works, through sheer force of personality alone. He then becomes a {{deconstruction}} of this trope when his wife becomes a better chef than him, leading to him going off on his own to improve himself some more, but realizes that he doesn't need worldly success to be happy, and contents himself with running a small noodle stand at the park.

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* Lyle Phipps of ''Webcomic/{{Great}}'' is perhaps the ultimate example of this trope, about as much as the aforementioned [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]. After being brought to the edge of the DespairEventHorizon when losing his job and his wife on the same day, he decides to hell with it and swears that from that day forth, he would be a BadAss.badass. [[TookALevelInBadass Which he promptly does.]] He goes to a bad part of town and challenges a street gang. Not only does he win, he becomes [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority their leader]], and helps the now-{{Neighborhood Friendly Gangsters}} deal with their emotional issues. This eventually leads to him meeting a beautiful woman who marries him, and the two of them take over Lyle's new father-in-law's noodle shop, becoming multi-millionaires whom everybody looks up to. He also has such great charisma that he is able to create a self-help program that actually works, through sheer force of personality alone. He then becomes a {{deconstruction}} of this trope when his wife becomes a better chef than him, leading to him going off on his own to improve himself some more, but realizes that he doesn't need worldly success to be happy, and contents himself with running a small noodle stand at the park.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Finn the Human Boy lives in the fantasy world of every kid's imagination, [[{{Badass}} enjoys fighting evil]] [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower like no-one's business]], and has a [[FunnyAnimal talking]], [[RubberMan stretching]] [[HeroesLoveDogs dog]] as his brother and {{sidekick}}, and when he's not adventuring, hangs out with the likes of a living video game console and a sexy, fun-loving, and all-around fun vampire girl in a TreehouseOfFun with a room full of gold. Unfortunately, things get {{deconstructed}} as he grows older. Namely, dealing with different sides and hidden secrets of his friends, the ramifications of being (possibly) the last human alive, and most painfully, dealing with his love life with very little guidance and no prospective romantic partners that match both his age and his species. [[note]] Even the room full of treasure got deconstructed. The only reason it got so big is because Finn and Jake didn't know they could spend it. Once they did, they blew it in less than a day.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Finn the Human Boy lives in the fantasy world of every kid's imagination, [[{{Badass}} enjoys fighting evil]] evil [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower like no-one's business]], and has a [[FunnyAnimal talking]], [[RubberMan stretching]] [[HeroesLoveDogs dog]] as his brother and {{sidekick}}, and when he's not adventuring, hangs out with the likes of a living video game console and a sexy, fun-loving, and all-around fun vampire girl in a TreehouseOfFun with a room full of gold. Unfortunately, things get {{deconstructed}} as he grows older. Namely, dealing with different sides and hidden secrets of his friends, the ramifications of being (possibly) the last human alive, and most painfully, dealing with his love life with very little guidance and no prospective romantic partners that match both his age and his species. [[note]] Even the room full of treasure got deconstructed. The only reason it got so big is because Finn and Jake didn't know they could spend it. Once they did, they blew it in less than a day.[[/note]]
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