History Main / FourStarBadAss

12th Jun '16 11:49:18 AM Chabal2
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** Subverted with Planetary Defense Forces higher-ups, the vast majority are incompetent (much like their troops, especially on relatively peaceful worlds) and/or inbred nitwits who were put there via relations and serve only to get in the Imperial Guard's way.
3rd Jun '16 4:57:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters fit the trope.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters fit ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark were considered some of
the trope.best warriors in Westeros and led the rebelling forces against the Targaryens.
** Dothraki are always led by the mightiest warrior. Drogo commands the largest khalasar in the Dothraki Sea, is undefeated in battle and a peerless warrior.
3rd Jun '16 4:51:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Almost any film touching on the BattleOfTheBulge will at least mention Brigadier General Anthony C. [=McAuliffe's=] reply to the German demand for the surrender of Bastogne: "NUTS!" For instance, ''Film/Patton''.

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* Almost any film touching on ''Film/LegendOfTheFist'': The Japanese general is the BattleOfTheBulge will at least mention Brigadier General Anthony C. [=McAuliffe's=] reply to leader of the German demand for occupying forces in China as well as the surrender of Bastogne: "NUTS!" For instance, ''Film/Patton''.most powerful martial artist in their military.
3rd Jun '16 4:49:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* For that matter, the Desert Fox himself - the original MagnificentBastard - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
22nd May '16 12:24:42 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''OpenBlue'' has at least two of these, Vice Admiral Royche, an NPC [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] who knows Kung Fu, and High Executor Altara Sigrdrífa, a historical figure, who personally led the {{Precursors}}' PraetorianGuard in battle.
** Starting in v4, Admiral Flota Vladimir Ilyavich Tokarev, '''HERO OF THE TRIBES''', now joins this list.
* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', the fictional version of the aforementioned David Petraeus (the point of divergence being January 2008) led the combined human forces (albeit operationally only the US military) against the legions of Hell, leading to [[CurbStompBattle some of the most lopsided battles in human history]]. They've since been [[RageAgainstTheHeavens aimed at Heaven]]. Oh, and he has release authority over ''multiple'' nations' nuclear, biological and chemical arsenals (in Heaven anyway).
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* ''OpenBlue'' has at least two of these, Vice Admiral Royche, an NPC [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] who knows Kung Fu, and High Executor Altara Sigrdrífa, a historical figure, who personally led the {{Precursors}}' PraetorianGuard in battle.
** Starting in v4, Admiral Flota Vladimir Ilyavich Tokarev, '''HERO OF THE TRIBES''', now joins this list.
* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', the fictional version of the aforementioned David Petraeus (the point of divergence being January 2008) led the combined human forces (albeit operationally only the US military) against the legions of Hell, leading to [[CurbStompBattle some of the most lopsided battles in human history]]. They've since been [[RageAgainstTheHeavens aimed at Heaven]]. Oh, and he has release authority over ''multiple'' nations' nuclear, biological and chemical arsenals (in Heaven anyway).
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20th May '16 2:22:26 AM Acebrock
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* Canadian defense minister Harjit Sajjan certainly seems to have attained at least MemeticBadass status. A decorated lieutenant-colonel in the Canadian army, with three tours in Afghanistan and one in Bosnia under his belt, plus a stint as an officer in the gang warfare and organised crime department of the Vancouver Police, ''might'' just fly a mean desk -- but one of his superiors is on record as saying that he “through his personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of coalition lives”.
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9th May '16 2:54:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brigadier General John Buford in ''{{Gettysburg}}'', whose single division of dismounted cavalry held off Henry Heth's forces on the first day of battle until the main Union force could arrive, and whose tactical foresight in battleground selection was a vital factor in the Union's victory.

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* Brigadier General John Buford in ''{{Gettysburg}}'', ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'', whose single division of dismounted cavalry held off Henry Heth's forces on the first day of battle until the main Union force could arrive, and whose tactical foresight in battleground selection was a vital factor in the Union's victory.
6th May '16 8:23:42 AM Spindriver
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** General Benjamin Juma who's so badass he decided to lead a raid on the freakin' White House '''himself''' and even slapped the President. It's too bad he was a villain.

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** General Benjamin Juma who's is so badass he decided decides to lead a raid on the freakin' White House '''himself''' and even slapped slaps the President. It's too bad he was he's a villain.



** Due to the weird system of Colonial rank, Commander Adama is most likely equivalent to a Commodore. And he is certainly a Badass. And he became an even bigger badass when the President promoted him to Admiral.

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** Due to the weird system of Colonial rank, Commander Adama is most likely equivalent to a Commodore. And he is certainly a Badass. And he became becomes an even bigger badass when the President promoted promotes him to Admiral.



* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Brigadier General Beckman is trying to be this. In the later seasons she seems to be somewhat succeeding.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[TheBrigadier Brigadier]] Sir Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (later renamed the Unified Intelligence Taskforce).
*** In his final appearance in the main series, he is face to face with a world destroying demon. This doesn't seem to bother him at all. In the same story, one enemy tells another "Beware this one, he is steeped in blood".
*** The only thing that ever bothered him, and he only expressed mild annoyance at, was how often everything he came up against was ImmuneToBullets. When it turned out that an enemy wasn't, it ended badly for them.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters are this.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Brigadier General Beckman is trying to be this. aiming this way. In the later seasons seasons, she seems to be somewhat succeeding.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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''Series/DoctorWho'': [[TheBrigadier Brigadier]] Sir Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (later renamed the Unified Intelligence Taskforce).
*** ** In his final appearance in the main series, he is face to face with a world destroying demon. This doesn't seem to bother him at all. In the same story, one enemy tells another "Beware this one, he is steeped in blood".
*** ** The only thing that ever bothered him, and he only expressed mild annoyance at, was how often everything he came up against was ImmuneToBullets. When it turned out that an enemy wasn't, it ended badly for them.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters are this.fit the trope.


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* Canadian defense minister Harjit Sajjan certainly seems to have attained at least MemeticBadass status. A decorated lieutenant-colonel in the Canadian army, with three tours in Afghanistan and one in Bosnia under his belt, plus a stint as an officer in the gang warfare and organised crime department of the Vancouver Police, ''might'' just fly a mean desk -- but one of his superiors is on record as saying that he “through his personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of coalition lives”.
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22nd Apr '16 11:05:21 AM NNinja
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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship. She also has a black belt in fictional martial art that was proven effective when she killed group of assassins with bare hands, and skilled shoter who personally killed 2 people responsible for[[spoler: her boyfriend's death]] in a duel.

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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship. She also has a black belt in fictional martial art that was proven effective when she killed group of assassins with bare hands, and skilled shoter who personally killed 2 people responsible for[[spoler: for[[spoiler: her boyfriend's death]] in a duel.
22nd Apr '16 11:04:40 AM NNinja
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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship.

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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship. She also has a black belt in fictional martial art that was proven effective when she killed group of assassins with bare hands, and skilled shoter who personally killed 2 people responsible for[[spoler: her boyfriend's death]] in a duel.
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