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5th Dec '16 2:24:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The "Rate Tank" Kellie Skater (weighing in at ''[[LargeHam 68 kilograms of pure adamantium]]'') of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} is a heel version - she blithely walks up to every BadAss woman on the roster, registering no fear whatsoever as she disrespects them and challenges them to matches. Every single time, she gets obliterated - but at no point does Kellie ever catch on that she's being destroyed. She keeps on taunting her opponent and bringing the fight even if she's getting smashed against the barricades, tied into a pretzel, or back-fisted in the face.

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* The "Rate Tank" Kellie Skater (weighing in at ''[[LargeHam 68 kilograms of pure adamantium]]'') of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} is a heel version - she blithely walks up to every BadAss badass woman on the roster, registering no fear whatsoever as she disrespects them and challenges them to matches. Every single time, she gets obliterated - but at no point does Kellie ever catch on that she's being destroyed. She keeps on taunting her opponent and bringing the fight even if she's getting smashed against the barricades, tied into a pretzel, or back-fisted in the face.
28th Nov '16 7:45:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CowboyCop Raylan Givens]] of ''{{Series/Justified}}'' is a {{Badass}}, no doubts about it. However, he tends to let his reputation go to his head a little, and pick fights with people he really shouldn't. Like 2 giant guys in a bar while he's wasted, or [[MightyGlacier Coover Bennett]]. Then in season 3 he goes and pulls an gun on Limehouse seemingly forgetting that he is all by himself in a remote community where everyone is extremely loyal to Limehouse and would have no problem with killing a white law enforcement official and making the body disappear. Having a dozen rifles and shotguns pointed at him in response, Raylan luckily clues him in that he has gone too far and instead makes a deal with Limehouse that lets them both walk out of there alive.

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* [[CowboyCop Raylan Givens]] of ''{{Series/Justified}}'' is a {{Badass}}, badass, no doubts about it. However, he tends to let his reputation go to his head a little, and pick fights with people he really shouldn't. Like 2 giant guys in a bar while he's wasted, or [[MightyGlacier Coover Bennett]]. Then in season 3 he goes and pulls an gun on Limehouse seemingly forgetting that he is all by himself in a remote community where everyone is extremely loyal to Limehouse and would have no problem with killing a white law enforcement official and making the body disappear. Having a dozen rifles and shotguns pointed at him in response, Raylan luckily clues him in that he has gone too far and instead makes a deal with Limehouse that lets them both walk out of there alive.
21st Nov '16 3:46:44 PM Prime32
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** As seen in the page image, Kamina challenged a Humongous Mecha when armed with nothing but a katana. [[spoiler: Later he confides in Yoko that he knows exactly how stupid he was being at that time but he did it anyway in order to inspire Simon.]]

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** As seen in the page image, Kamina challenged Kamina's EstablishingCharacterMoment involves him challenging a Humongous Mecha when HumongousMecha to a fight while armed with nothing but a katana. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Played with later on, when he confides in Yoko that he knows knew exactly how stupid he was being at that time the time, but he did it anyway in order to inspire Simon.[[CowardlyLion Simon]].]]
16th Nov '16 5:51:59 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Averted with Ron Stoppable. He's still a fool, but one whose foolish exterior [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass belies a more badass nature]]. It [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation could be argued]] that this makes him more of a hero than the titular Kim, who really doesn't seem to fear anything (except bugs). The creators certainly seemed to think so, as by the end of the series it was pretty much [[BlackholeSue all about him]]. It should be noted, however, that even when approached from this perspective, Kim also averts this trope, being both unrealistically brave ''and'' smart. The only reason ''she'' isn't normally called out as a MarySue is because Ron is the creators' favorite.
12th Nov '16 1:08:13 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', kender suffer the triplet afflictions of an extreme sense of curiosity, a low tolerance for boredom, and a very limited capacity for fear -- most kender only ever experience it through magic designed to terrify people, such as that broadcast by dragons or powerful undead, and even then, it's very muted. This unholy combination of traits makes them prone to doing ''very'' ChaoticStupid things, and is one of the reasons why they are TheScrappy for D&D players.
10th Nov '16 7:42:32 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** Averted a few times like in The Nutcracker Scoob, Scrappy has zero problem defeating a cat that's bigger than him and throwing it right out the building. He also dispatches of a larger human Farquard in ''Boo Brothers''.
** Also averted in "South Seas Scare" [[spoiler: ''Where he throws an honest-to-goodness lava monster back into the volcano at the end of the short''. (See BadassUnintentional above.)]]
** Not to mention at the end of "The Scarab Lives!" he manages to get a one-up on The titular Scarab by jumping on his head and holding his paws over the Scarab's eyes, allowing, Shaggy and Scooby to barrel into them and subdue the Scarab.
** At the end of "The Ghoul, The Bat, and The Ugly" when the MonsterOfTheWeek tries escaping through a revolving door, Scrappy runs after him and spams it so that it spins it right back out again and causes it to crash into a pool table.
-->'''Velma:''' You got him alright, Scrappy! Right behind the 8-Ball!
** Also, in "Mummy's The Word", where Scrappy takes on a bunch of crocodiles by leaping from croc to croc, forcing each one's mouth shut.
** Subverted in "Gem Of A Case", where Scrappy hears Shaggy out after he's pulled back.
** And in "The Chinese Food Factory", made a lasso out of nothing but cooked noodles to catch the main antagonist. It worked.
3rd Nov '16 5:53:30 PM Eagal
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This, however, is invoked far more often than it is presented straight. More often, [[FearIsTheAppropriateResponse fear is presented as the wise and prudent reaction to danger]] (courage being the ability to act despite your fear), making the fearless person -- if he exists -- [[IdiotHero a fool]]. Sometimes, FearIsTheAppropriateResponse. It is the mark of a NaiveNewcomer to think that his fear means he's a DirtyCoward; a character who cannot seem to learn it, no matter how bravely he acts or the greatness of the dangers he has faced, is the CowardlyLion. In these situations, the Fearless Fool is either [[TheFool protected by dumb luck]] or TooDumbToLive.

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This, however, is invoked far more often than it is presented straight. More often, [[FearIsTheAppropriateResponse fear is presented as the wise and prudent reaction to danger]] danger (courage being the ability to act despite your fear), making the fearless person -- if he exists -- [[IdiotHero a fool]]. Sometimes, FearIsTheAppropriateResponse. It is the mark of a NaiveNewcomer to think that his fear means he's a DirtyCoward; a character who cannot seem to learn it, no matter how bravely he acts or the greatness of the dangers he has faced, is the CowardlyLion. In these situations, the Fearless Fool is either [[TheFool protected by dumb luck]] or TooDumbToLive.
3rd Nov '16 5:52:50 PM Eagal
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This, however, is invoked far more often than it is presented straight. More often, fear is presented as the wise and prudent reaction to danger (courage being the ability to act despite your fear), making the fearless person -- if he exists -- [[IdiotHero a fool]]. Sometimes, FearIsTheAppropriateResponse. It is the mark of a NaiveNewcomer to think that his fear means he's a DirtyCoward; a character who cannot seem to learn it, no matter how bravely he acts or the greatness of the dangers he has faced, is the CowardlyLion. In these situations, the Fearless Fool is either [[TheFool protected by dumb luck]] or TooDumbToLive.

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This, however, is invoked far more often than it is presented straight. More often, [[FearIsTheAppropriateResponse fear is presented as the wise and prudent reaction to danger danger]] (courage being the ability to act despite your fear), making the fearless person -- if he exists -- [[IdiotHero a fool]]. Sometimes, FearIsTheAppropriateResponse. It is the mark of a NaiveNewcomer to think that his fear means he's a DirtyCoward; a character who cannot seem to learn it, no matter how bravely he acts or the greatness of the dangers he has faced, is the CowardlyLion. In these situations, the Fearless Fool is either [[TheFool protected by dumb luck]] or TooDumbToLive.
23rd Oct '16 2:45:30 PM SimiOfDoom
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** Crump's incredibly high tolerance for dangerous conduct and general disregard for his own life is not only a family trait, but undoubtedly stems from his [[AxCrazy Ax Craziness]] and love of grenades wich he gleefully demonstrates in ''Literature/TheBonehunters''.
** ''Literature/TheBonehunters'' also gives us Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, who is blessed by the twin gods of luck and also a GlorySeeker par excellence -- which makes for an explosive combination of accidental awesomeness in delicate situations.
7th Oct '16 6:44:26 AM Gbubu
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* In Creator/AAMilne's ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'', when Pooh has made a hum about Piglet, Piglet feels honor-bound to point out it's not quite true, he was frightened, and Pooh tells him that it's the best kind of courage.
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