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18th Nov '16 8:24:25 AM Morgenthaler
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It seems living under an [[PresidentEvil iron fisted despot]] is a great personal motivator to [[TookALevelInBadAss get buff]], and all those bombed out [=HotTopic=] stores are just ''begging'' to be used by actual punk freedom fighters. Effectively everyone's gotten a {{Badass}} [[EvilCostumeSwitch Makeover]] and turned into [[GoodScarsEvilScars fashionably scarred]], [[GoodHairEvilHair goatee-sporting]], [[BadassLongcoat longcoat-wearing]], {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s and {{Genius Bruiser}}s. [[EyepatchAfterTimeSkip Eyepatches]] are popular too.

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It seems living under an [[PresidentEvil iron fisted despot]] is a great personal motivator to [[TookALevelInBadAss get buff]], and all those bombed out [=HotTopic=] stores are just ''begging'' to be used by actual punk freedom fighters. Effectively everyone's gotten a {{Badass}} badass [[EvilCostumeSwitch Makeover]] and turned into [[GoodScarsEvilScars fashionably scarred]], [[GoodHairEvilHair goatee-sporting]], [[BadassLongcoat longcoat-wearing]], {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s and {{Genius Bruiser}}s. [[EyepatchAfterTimeSkip Eyepatches]] are popular too.



* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has Aki Kisaragi, who for the first season serves as the supportive figure of Takaya aka D-Boy, and eventually his LoveInterest, who sometimes DO help him fight in piloting the not-quite-so-powerful ship. In the second season, after several years of TimeSkip, [[spoiler:she became a Tekkaman herself, and while lacking natural Tekkaman powers like flight or Voltekka, she still manages to be a {{Badass}} fighter on her own, and goes on tutoring Tekkamen blessed with natural Tekkaman powers.]]

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* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has Aki Kisaragi, who for the first season serves as the supportive figure of Takaya aka D-Boy, and eventually his LoveInterest, who sometimes DO help him fight in piloting the not-quite-so-powerful ship. In the second season, after several years of TimeSkip, [[spoiler:she became a Tekkaman herself, and while lacking natural Tekkaman powers like flight or Voltekka, she still manages to be a {{Badass}} badass fighter on her own, and goes on tutoring Tekkamen blessed with natural Tekkaman powers.]]



* In the Star Fox fanfiction ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1287617/1/Star_Fox_Adventures_Krazoa_Legends Krazoa Legends]]'' by Wolf E. Urameshi, more than one character is an example of this: [[spoiler:Falco Lombardi's life is shown when he has to escape with his sister after his parents are killed. '''Both of them.''']] [[spoiler:Also, Wolf O'Donnell goes through the same thing, though his story is more [[MommasBoy mommy dearest]] fare. But the original character Janus is probably the most accurate example of this. I mean, the guy starts his life abandoned by his own father, General Scales because he was apparently not muscled enough in the non-literal sense. The events that followed traumatized him- plus Scales killed Janus's mom a year after the latter was born.]] [[spoiler:He was rescued by an obligatory [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]], turned into a [[TheSmartGuy genius]] {{Badass}} NiceGuy, and is even a [[HeroicBuild hot, muscled Sharpclaw]] with a [[SculptedPhysique toned bod]], avenges his family and guards ancient ruins with just a spear. He even scores. Yeah.]]

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* In the Star Fox fanfiction ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1287617/1/Star_Fox_Adventures_Krazoa_Legends Krazoa Legends]]'' by Wolf E. Urameshi, more than one character is an example of this: [[spoiler:Falco Lombardi's life is shown when he has to escape with his sister after his parents are killed. '''Both of them.''']] [[spoiler:Also, Wolf O'Donnell goes through the same thing, though his story is more [[MommasBoy mommy dearest]] fare. But the original character Janus is probably the most accurate example of this. I mean, the guy starts his life abandoned by his own father, General Scales because he was apparently not muscled enough in the non-literal sense. The events that followed traumatized him- plus Scales killed Janus's mom a year after the latter was born.]] [[spoiler:He was rescued by an obligatory [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]], turned into a [[TheSmartGuy genius]] {{Badass}} [[GeniusBruiser genius badass]] NiceGuy, and is even a [[HeroicBuild hot, muscled Sharpclaw]] with a [[SculptedPhysique toned bod]], avenges his family and guards ancient ruins with just a spear. He even scores. Yeah.]]



** [[http://fav.me/d4jjnqx Applejack]] is also a complete {{Badass}}

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** [[http://fav.me/d4jjnqx Applejack]] is also a complete {{Badass}}badass



** Matt Parkman goes from an unlucky police officer who Bennett is easily able to screw over into a {{Badass}} FBI Agent who takes out both Bennett and Future!Hiro.

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** Matt Parkman goes from an unlucky police officer who Bennett is easily able to screw over into a {{Badass}} badass FBI Agent who takes out both Bennett and Future!Hiro.



* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: Genealogy of the Holy War'', a tragedy occurs in the first half of the game. Fast forward 17 years later, two former [[TagalongKid Tagalong Kids]] eventually evolve into two {{Badass}}es:

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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: Genealogy of the Holy War'', a tragedy occurs in the first half of the game. Fast forward 17 years later, two former [[TagalongKid Tagalong Kids]] eventually evolve into two {{Badass}}es:badasses:



* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', when Coop visits an alternate future he's become an evil overlord, lost his gut and become ripped, Kiva is his emotionless cybernetic [[TheDragon lieutenant]], and Jamie is a {{Badass}} leader of LaResistance.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', when Coop visits an alternate future he's become an evil overlord, lost his gut and become ripped, Kiva is his emotionless cybernetic [[TheDragon lieutenant]], and Jamie is a {{Badass}} badass leader of LaResistance.
6th Nov '16 10:12:12 AM nombretomado
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* This happened in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. During their ItsAWonderfulLife segment, ''Beaker'' -- normally Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's hapless assistant -- is a buffed bouncer. With a tattoo.

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* This happened in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. During their ItsAWonderfulLife ItsAWonderfulPlot segment, ''Beaker'' -- normally Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's hapless assistant -- is a buffed bouncer. With a tattoo.



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' had this happen twice to Enzo. First in the episode where Dot is given a "ItsAWonderfulLife" vision of what the future would be like without her, and Enzo is a bitter, scarred, leather wearing teen badass, and then later in season 3 when the show went DarkerAndEdgier, they had Enzo develop into the fully grown, bitter, scarred, leather wearing badass Matrix.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' had this happen twice to Enzo. First in the episode where Dot is given a "ItsAWonderfulLife" "ItsAWonderfulPlot" vision of what the future would be like without her, and Enzo is a bitter, scarred, leather wearing teen badass, and then later in season 3 when the show went DarkerAndEdgier, they had Enzo develop into the fully grown, bitter, scarred, leather wearing badass Matrix.
28th Oct '16 2:38:12 PM ZimFan89
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** The Dark World ''Queen'' Cadence is probably the biggest example. While the modern Cadence is no push over by any stretch, her future self defeated Queen Chrysalis in a battle [[spoiler:and [[FusionDance regained the power and experience of the original Cadenza in the process]]]] to take over the Changelings, which she lead as LaResistance against Discord. She also, according to LooseCanon, managed to fight King Sombra (who was ''more'' powerful than his prime self due to all the fear and hatred he's absorbed) and ultimately managed to kill him. It says a lot that in the end, Discord is only able to finish her off by literally stabbing her in the back.\

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** The Dark World ''Queen'' Cadence is probably the biggest example. While the modern Cadence is no push over by any stretch, her future self defeated Queen Chrysalis in a battle [[spoiler:and [[FusionDance regained the power and experience of the original Cadenza in the process]]]] to take over the Changelings, which she lead as LaResistance against Discord. She also, according to LooseCanon, managed to fight King Sombra (who was ''more'' powerful than his prime self due to all the fear and hatred he's absorbed) and ultimately managed to kill him. It says a lot that in the end, Discord is only able to finish her off by literally stabbing her in the back.\


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* Later on in ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', we're introduced to [[spoiler: Empress Flurry Heart]], who has come back from a horrible BadFuture -- where [[OmnicidalManiac Bagan]] and [[GodOfEvil Grogar]] both escaped their [[SealedEvilInACan prisons]] and devastated both worlds, claiming countless lives (including [[spoiler: her parents]]) -- with the intention of [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong subtly manipulating events to prevent this from happening]]. Given the battle wounds they sport, and the fact that they survived said devastation, they clearly count for this trope.
27th Oct '16 2:12:04 PM Godzillawolf
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** The Dark World ''Queen'' Cadence is probably the biggest example. While the modern Cadence is no push over by any stretch, her future self defeated Queen Chrysalis in a battle [[spoiler:and [[FusionDance regained the power and experience of the original Cadenza in the process]]]] to take over the Changelings, which she lead as LaResistance against Discord. She also, according to LooseCanon, managed to fight King Sombra (who was ''more'' powerful than his prime self due to all the fear and hatred he's absorbed) and ultimately managed to kill him. It says a lot that in the end, Discord is only able to finish her off by literally stabbing her in the back.\
31st Aug '16 7:20:18 AM JackG
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** Also Kim in Season 5 Episode 6 "Timeless"

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** Also Kim [[EnsignNewbie Harry Kim]] in Season 5 Episode 6 "Timeless""Timeless" is a terse, ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight outlaw suffering from SurvivorGuilt, willing to break Federation law to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
31st Aug '16 6:57:45 AM JackG
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* When Cordelia wished an AlternateUniverse into being in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', random classmates and Giles are forced to [[LaResistance fight the vampires sans Slayer]]. Xander and Willow get a GothicPunk makeover as CoDragons of the BigBad. Buffy is an amoral killing machine in combat boots with a CoolScar.

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* When Cordelia wished an AlternateUniverse into being in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', random classmates and Giles are forced to [[LaResistance fight the vampires sans Slayer]]. Xander and Willow get a GothicPunk makeover as CoDragons of the BigBad. Buffy is an amoral killing machine killer in combat boots with a CoolScar.scar across her lip.
31st Aug '16 6:57:04 AM JackG
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* When Cordelia wished an AlternateUniverse into being in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', random classmates and Giles are forced to fight the vampires sans Slayer. Xander and Willow get a GothicPunk makeover as {{The Dragon}}s of the BigBad. Even Buffy is scarred.

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* When Cordelia wished an AlternateUniverse into being in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', random classmates and Giles are forced to [[LaResistance fight the vampires sans Slayer. Slayer]]. Xander and Willow get a GothicPunk makeover as {{The Dragon}}s CoDragons of the BigBad. Even Buffy is scarred.an amoral killing machine in combat boots with a CoolScar.
28th Aug '16 4:55:24 PM DustSnitch
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* [[spoiler:Dave]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', which is pretty impressive considering that his present self is ''already'' one of the most BadAss characters of the series. He's also a bit more emotional than his present counterpart (thanks to being stuck in an UnwinnableByMistake situation [[spoiler: with two of your closest friends ''dead'']] for months on end) and gets pissed off if you refer to him as "Other [[spoiler: Dave]]".
** A different variation with [[spoiler: God Tier, pre-"Cascade" John, when Karkat first trolls him]]. Not exactly badass, but with a lot of cool gear and clothes and sounding remarkably secure and confident despite the uncertain future.
** There's also a variation in Dave and Rose in [[spoiler:post-scratch Earth]], who formed LaResistance together and are heavily admired by [[spoiler:their ectoparents/later progeny Dirk and Roxy.]]
** Caliborn starts off as foul-mouthed and hateful, but apparently harmless. [[spoiler: Then right when he starts showing off how NotSoHarmlessVillain he is, you find out he'll eventually become time-travelling crime-lord pimp and BiggerBad Lord English, arguably the most powerful character in the series.]]

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* [[spoiler:Dave]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', The many time travel shennaigans from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' provide a few strange examples:
** Dave Strider,
which is pretty impressive considering that his present self is ''already'' one of the most BadAss characters of the series. He's also a bit more emotional than his present counterpart (thanks to being stuck in an UnwinnableByMistake situation [[spoiler: with two of your closest friends ''dead'']] ''dead'' for months on end) and gets pissed off if you refer to him as "Other [[spoiler: Dave]]".
Dave".
** A different variation with [[spoiler: God Tier, pre-"Cascade" John, when Karkat first trolls him]]. Not exactly badass, but uses a futuristic chat client to contact John 24 hours after the comic's present and finds John with a lot all types of cool futuristic gear and clothes and sounding remarkably secure and confident despite the uncertain future.
fancy abilities.
** There's also a variation in Alternate timelines give us adult Dave and Rose in [[spoiler:post-scratch Earth]], Rose, who formed LaResistance together and are heavily admired by [[spoiler:their ectoparents/later progeny Dirk tye alternate version of their brother and Roxy.]]
mother, respectively.
** Caliborn starts off as foul-mouthed and hateful, but apparently harmless. [[spoiler: Then right when he starts showing off how NotSoHarmlessVillain he is, you find out he'll eventually become time-travelling crime-lord pimp and BiggerBad Lord English, arguably the most powerful character in mob boss of the series.]][[Characters/HomestuckTheFelt The Felt]], is a monster who cannot be killed by anything within space-time. When the protagonists meet his past self, he turns out to be an obnoxious, over-confident moron with none of his future self's menace.
26th Aug '16 5:01:57 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* Irey West, the daughter of the third Flash, Wally West. As a child, she had an incomplete connection to the Speed Force, and could only vibrate through objects. However, every future we see her in, she's the Flash and has her father's speed.
23rd Aug '16 7:01:58 AM JackG
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Bruce Wayne has a nightmare (implied to be a vision of a potential BadFuture) in which Superman has turned evil and Batman is working with LaResistance. Having already shown at the very least indifference to his previous ThouShaltNotKill policy during the course of the movie, the BadFuture Batman carries an assault rifle and sidearm, using them without hesitation on Superman's soldiers.
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