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26th Jul '16 7:09:07 AM OlmoJV
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* The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' fic ''FanFic/TheVow'' has the canonical examples, but a special mention goes to the example created in the epilogue: [[spoiler: while Shen [[SparedByTheAdaptation survives his downfall]], he's trashed by a wreck-filled stream and right after that, he walks for weeks with an injured leg. This renders him unable to ever regain his former physical prowess fully, but he copes by training himself to fight with a new style that takes into account his new physical limitations]].



** The sequel has Shen, an EvilAlbino peacock.

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** The sequel [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 sequel]] has Lord Shen, an EvilAlbino peacock.peacock, and the Wolf Boss, a [[EyeScream half-blinded]] wolf who's nonetheless the unquestionable [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking alpha]] of his pack and the efficient [[TheDragon right-hand man]] of Shen.
22nd Jul '16 8:19:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Batman himself becomes one in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimated'' series episode "Blind as a Bat", especially when the helmet he uses to compensate for his blindness breaks and he fights - and defeats - the Penguin while, well, blind as a bat.

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* Batman himself becomes one in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimated'' series ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Blind as a Bat", especially when the helmet he uses to compensate for his blindness breaks and he fights - and defeats - the Penguin while, well, blind as a bat.
22nd Jul '16 8:18:54 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Batman himself becomes one in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimated'' series episode "Blind as a Bat", especially when the helmet he uses to compensate for his blindness breaks and he fights - and defeats - the Penguin while, well, blind as a bat.
22nd Jul '16 8:09:47 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The disabled girl in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uxfWvRWF2E this]] 1988 McDonalds spot may not quite be "badass" but [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass she's still awesome.]]
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11th Jul '16 1:22:04 AM Milarqui
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* Blas de Lezo. Lost an eye, an arm and a leg in three different battles. Led the Spanish garrison in Cartagena de Indias to a brutal CurbStompBattle of the invading British.
3rd Jul '16 6:07:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'s'' Vezon, although never actually fighting, manages to remain a main character, not dead, unbelievably unscathed after being captured by the worst torture master in the MU (with the building collapsing), and unmutated by Pit Mutagen. So what makes him better than BadassNormal? He doesn't have powers, and considering how almost every breathing thing in the MU has some power or other, that's pretty crippling. He also doesn't have much of a mind, so the mental handicap comes into play. This powerless nature doesn't apply to him anymore, since ever since he got fused to the Mask of Dimensional Gates, he became a living portal into [[AlternateUniverse other worlds]], and was reduced to a mere, yet very powerful and handy plot device.

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* ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'s'' ''{{Toys/Bionicle}}'s'' Vezon, although never actually fighting, manages to remain a main character, not dead, unbelievably unscathed after being captured by the worst torture master in the MU (with the building collapsing), and unmutated by Pit Mutagen. So what makes him better than BadassNormal? He doesn't have powers, and considering how almost every breathing thing in the MU has some power or other, that's pretty crippling. He also doesn't have much of a mind, so the mental handicap comes into play. This powerless nature doesn't apply to him anymore, since ever since he got fused to the Mask of Dimensional Gates, he became a living portal into [[AlternateUniverse other worlds]], and was reduced to a mere, yet very powerful and handy plot device.
3rd Jul '16 1:51:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Ryuuto Asamiya, a.k.a. Odin]] from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', is rendered wheelchair-bound after his fight with the titular protagonist, yet is shown to be still capable of an impressive level of combat despite this. Also Takeda Ikki, a [[ExtremityExtremist boxer]] whose left arm was unusable in a fight ''before'' fighting Kenichi. After the fight, Kenichi's [[TheObiWan Jujutsu master Akisame]] is able to repair the damage and give Takeda full use of his arm again. Akisame's "rival" and Takeda's boxing master, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold James Shiba]] lost both an eye and the use of his leg fighting Yami, but is still considered one of the more powerful master-class fighters in the series. It's eventually subverted in the case of [[spoiler: Ryuuto]], who turns out to have been [[ObfuscatingDisability merely pretending to be crippled.]]

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* [[spoiler:Ryuuto Asamiya, a.k.a. Odin]] from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', is rendered wheelchair-bound after his fight with the titular protagonist, yet is shown to be still capable of an impressive level of combat despite this. Also Takeda Ikki, a [[ExtremityExtremist boxer]] whose left arm was unusable in a fight ''before'' fighting Kenichi. After the fight, Kenichi's [[TheObiWan Jujutsu master Akisame]] Akisame is able to repair the damage and give Takeda full use of his arm again. Akisame's "rival" and Takeda's boxing master, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold James Shiba]] lost both an eye and the use of his leg fighting Yami, but is still considered one of the more powerful master-class fighters in the series. It's eventually subverted in the case of [[spoiler: Ryuuto]], who turns out to have been [[ObfuscatingDisability merely pretending to be crippled.]]
25th Jun '16 9:19:09 PM JJHIL325
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* Gobber from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' only has one leg and one arm. As a Viking, he is very badass. Toothless only has half a tail but is still badass and at the end, [[spoiler:Hiccup becomes one.]]

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* Gobber from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' only has one leg and one arm. As a Viking, he is very badass. Toothless only has half a tail but is still badass and at the end, [[spoiler:Hiccup becomes one.one when he lost his lower left leg during the final battle.]]
20th Jun '16 10:48:59 PM gewunomox
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* Mick Mars of MotleyCrue. He suffers from a degenerative condition, ankylosing spondylitis, that wreaked havoc with his spine (causing him to lose 3 inches in height from his youth) and his hips (so much that he needed one surgically replaced in 2004).

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* Mick Mars of MotleyCrue.Music/MotleyCrue. He suffers from a degenerative condition, ankylosing spondylitis, that wreaked havoc with his spine (causing him to lose 3 inches in height from his youth) and his hips (so much that he needed one surgically replaced in 2004).
20th Jun '16 5:45:44 PM rixion
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** Ragna it's spiritual sucessor ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a handicapped badass whose arm is [[spoiler:an ''EldritchAbomination'']] because he lost his real one when Terumi, while possessing his brother Jin, cut it off. In ''Continuum Shift'' [[spoiler:he loses his other arm while freeing Noel from mind control and gets it replaced with an arm made of Lambda-11's components.]] During a good portion of the third game, Chrono Phantasma, Ragna is unable to use his Azure powers, his right arm and eye because of [[spoiler:Celica's ability to suppress seithr.]]

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** Ragna the Bloodedge, from it's spiritual sucessor ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a handicapped badass whose arm is [[spoiler:an ''EldritchAbomination'']] because he lost his real one when Terumi, while possessing his brother Jin, cut it off. In ''Continuum Shift'' [[spoiler:he loses his other arm while freeing Noel from mind control and gets it replaced with an arm made of Lambda-11's components.]] During a good portion of the third game, Chrono Phantasma, Chronophantasma Ragna is unable to use his Azure powers, and by extension his right arm and eye eye, because of [[spoiler:Celica's ability to suppress seithr.]]
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