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6th Feb '16 8:32:42 AM Alia_of
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* Conner Penske from ''Literature/ThePeripheral''. Even though during Haptic Wars he lost his "leg, the foot of the other one, the arm on the opposite side, and the thumb and two fingers of the remaining hand", he remains a Badass. He rides a trike that he can arm with a rifle but he shows his true badassery when he controls a titular peripheral.
29th Jan '16 5:33:09 PM Pseudoname
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* Kala Kapur in ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}''. She's blind in her left eye and has to wear an exoskeletal life support system to prevent her immune system from failing completely. It still doesn't stop her from fighting giant flesh eating monsters.
29th Jan '16 10:13:48 AM luiz4200
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* ''Film/BloodWork'': Terry [=McCaleb=] is a former [=FBI=] agent who was forced into retirement after a heart failure. Even after a heart transplant, he needs over 30 pills a day but still can fight when needed. His movie counterpart is enough of a badass to be portrayed by ''Creator/ClintEastwood'' in spite of the handicap.
24th Jan '16 9:19:07 PM Grade0
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* Dezel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' is blind, but is just as capable in battle as the rest of the party. He claims he knows the world around him by feeling it on the wind, a natural ability of his as a [[BlowYouAway wind seraph.]]
22nd Jan '16 1:23:37 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Billy Quizboy and Phantom Limb are subversions. Billy Quizboy loses a hand and an eye, then get ''dragged'' into badassness unwillingly. Phantom Limb, villainous example, was born with misformed limbs, but doesn't get seriously badass until he loses them completely/gets perfectly normal limbs.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Billy Quizboy and Phantom Limb are subversions. Billy Quizboy loses a hand and an eye, then get ''dragged'' into badassness unwillingly. Phantom Limb, villainous example, was born with misformed limbs, but doesn't get seriously badass until he loses them completely/gets perfectly an experiment to give him normal limbs.sized limbs goes awry and he ends up with invisible, and deadly, arms and legs..
22nd Jan '16 1:19:39 PM WillKeaton
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Many {{pirate}}s are portrayed this way, with peg legs, {{hook hand}}s, and [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches of power]]. These attributes seem to be cases of FollowTheLeader; the peg leg originated with Long John Silver of ''Literature/TreasureIsland,''[[note]]Although in the book he had a crutch, not a peg,[[/note]] the HookHand with Captain Hook of ''Literature/PeterPan'', and the eyepatch...well, that might have come from RealLife Arab pirate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahmah_ibn_Jabir_al-Jalahimah Rahmah ibn Jabir al-Jalahimah,]] but it might also come from something that has nothing to do with disabilities. Some people have speculated that sailors wore eyepatches to keep one eye in the dark, so when they went into the darkness below deck, they'd have one eye accustomed to the darkness, and they'd just switch the patch to the other eye.
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Many {{pirate}}s are portrayed this way, with peg legs, {{hook hand}}s, and [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches of power]]. These attributes seem to be cases of FollowTheLeader; the peg leg originated with Long John Silver of ''Literature/TreasureIsland,''[[note]]Although ''Literature/TreasureIsland,''[[note]]although in the book he had a crutch, not a peg,[[/note]] the HookHand with Captain Hook of ''Literature/PeterPan'', and the eyepatch...well, that might have come from RealLife Arab pirate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahmah_ibn_Jabir_al-Jalahimah Rahmah ibn Jabir al-Jalahimah,]] but it might also come from something that has nothing to do with disabilities. Some people have speculated that sailors wore eyepatches to keep one eye in the dark, so when they went into the darkness below deck, they'd have one eye accustomed to the darkness, and they'd just switch the patch to the other eye.
22nd Jan '16 1:19:19 PM WillKeaton
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How can you ''possibly'' make an undeniably {{Badass}} character even more badass? Easy; make him [[EyepatchOfPower lose an eye]], or have her get paralyzed from the waist down, or give them some disease from which there is no cure. Finally... do NOT use the ResetButton to [[ThrowingOffTheDisability remove it]]. "What?!", you say. "My character must '''stay''' injured/handicapped?" Simply, yes.
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How can you ''possibly'' make an undeniably {{Badass}} character even more badass? Easy; make him [[EyepatchOfPower lose an eye]], or have her get paralyzed from the waist down, or give them some disease from which there is no cure. Finally... do NOT use the ResetButton to [[ThrowingOffTheDisability remove it]]. "What?!", "What?!" you say. "My character must '''stay''' injured/handicapped?" Simply, yes.

Many {{pirate}}s are portrayed this way, with peg legs, {{hook hand}}s, and [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches of power]]. These attributes seem to be cases of FollowTheLeader; the peg leg originated with Long John Silver of ''Literature/TreasureIsland''[[note]]Although in the book he had a crutch, not a peg[[/note]], the HookHand with Captain Hook of ''Literature/PeterPan'', and the eyepatch...well, that might have come from RealLife Arab pirate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahmah_ibn_Jabir_al-Jalahimah Rahmah ibn Jabir al-Jalahimah]], but it might also come from something that has nothing to do with disabilities. Some people have speculated that sailors wore eyepatches to keep one eye in the dark, so when they went into the darkness below deck, they'd have one eye accustomed to the darkness, and they'd just switch the patch to the other eye.
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Many {{pirate}}s are portrayed this way, with peg legs, {{hook hand}}s, and [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches of power]]. These attributes seem to be cases of FollowTheLeader; the peg leg originated with Long John Silver of ''Literature/TreasureIsland''[[note]]Although ''Literature/TreasureIsland,''[[note]]Although in the book he had a crutch, not a peg[[/note]], peg,[[/note]] the HookHand with Captain Hook of ''Literature/PeterPan'', and the eyepatch...well, that might have come from RealLife Arab pirate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahmah_ibn_Jabir_al-Jalahimah Rahmah ibn Jabir al-Jalahimah]], al-Jalahimah,]] but it might also come from something that has nothing to do with disabilities. Some people have speculated that sailors wore eyepatches to keep one eye in the dark, so when they went into the darkness below deck, they'd have one eye accustomed to the darkness, and they'd just switch the patch to the other eye.
21st Jan '16 11:26:00 AM Pren
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** Finally, there is Rick Hansen, a personal friend of Fox and paraplegic athlete who went for an around-the-world marathon tour in his wheelchair and was an international hero by the time he returned to Canada.
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** Finally, there is Rick Hansen, a personal friend of Fox and paraplegic athlete who went for an around-the-world marathon tour in his wheelchair and was an international hero by the time he returned to Canada. His story inspired the song "Man in Motion," which was used as the theme song of the film ''St. Elmo's Fire''. Yes, the line "All I need's this set of wheels" is talking about a wheelchair, not a car.
18th Jan '16 2:11:48 AM Hanz
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* The [[spoiler: Inquisitor]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' becomes this following [[spoiler: the conclusion of the epilogue DLC ''Trespasser.'' With the Anchor mark growing increasingly unstable, [[TricksterGod Solas/Fen'Harel]] is forced to cut his/her arm off to prevent the Anchor from overwhelming and killing him/her. Even then Solas implies that the Inquisitor is LivingOnBorrowedTime anyways due to the Anchor's damage to his/her body. Still, it doesn't seem to let the lack of half an arm phase him/her even a bit; the next scene is of the Inquisitor striding into the Exalted Council with one arm of their jacket neatly pinned up, where they deliver either an epic RousingSpeech or a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Council, and either pledge to serve as the Divine's personal honor guard to keep the peace, or disband completely. The scene ''after'' that involves them vowing to stop Solas' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt plans]] at all costs. Even without their arm and regardless of the Inquisiton's fate, it's clear that the Inquisitor is far from being done.]]
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* The [[spoiler: Inquisitor]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' becomes this following [[spoiler: following the conclusion of the epilogue DLC ''Trespasser.'' With [[spoiler:With the Anchor mark growing increasingly unstable, [[TricksterGod Solas/Fen'Harel]] is forced to cut his/her their arm off to prevent the Anchor from overwhelming and killing him/her.them. Even then Solas implies that the Inquisitor is LivingOnBorrowedTime anyways due to the Anchor's damage to his/her body. Still, it doesn't seem to let the lack of half an arm phase him/her them even a bit; the next scene is of the Inquisitor striding into the Exalted Council with one arm of their jacket neatly pinned up, where they deliver either an epic RousingSpeech or a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Council, and either pledge to serve as the Divine's personal honor guard to keep the peace, or disband completely. The scene ''after'' that involves them vowing to stop Solas' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt plans]] at all costs. Even without their arm and regardless of the Inquisiton's fate, it's clear that the Inquisitor is far from being done. Certain ending sliders also show that they replace their arm with a [[ArmCannon crossbow mounted on the stump]].]]
10th Jan '16 9:38:36 PM phoenix
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* Michelle Akers was one of the centerpieces of the US women's national [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] team in the 1990s, with perhaps her greatest accolade coming when Pelé named her as one of only two women[[note]]the other being her longtime teammate Mia Hamm[[/note]] on his list of the top 125 living players. She did this despite numerous concussions, more than a dozen knee surgeries, a broken cheekbone... and, to top it all off, chronic fatigue syndrome.
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* Michelle Akers was one of the centerpieces of the US women's national [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] team in the 1990s, with perhaps her greatest accolade coming when Pelé named her as one of only two women[[note]]the other being her longtime teammate Mia Hamm[[/note]] on his list of the top 125 living players. She did this despite numerous concussions, more than a dozen knee surgeries, a broken cheekbone... and, to top it all off, chronic fatigue syndrome.
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