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30th Sep '16 11:33:26 AM TheNerevarine
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* Captain Bor'Aq Sharaq in ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]'' is one such case where becoming handicapped only made him ''more dangerous'': at first he was just a pirate who had his sword hand chopped off in a duel and lost his right eye in prison. Then he managed to escape, had a smith create a metallic arm for him with detachable blades that he would have used to pursue the title character. He is one of the most recurring villains of that comic due to his persistence and hatred for Conan allowing him to live stuff that any other person would have perished from such as been thrown into a demonic dimension and managing to claw its way out!
22nd Sep '16 2:07:20 AM Elfkaiser
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'':
** Benedict the [[BirdPeople Buteonen Aviant]] has one wing that's crippled and requires an Aviary Exosuit to enable him to glide but he's still able to kick ass.
** Pendles the [[SnakePeople Roa]] lost an eye and his right tentacle had to be replaced with a prosthetic arm when it naturally molted off however, Pendles' still just as deadly an assassin despite these handicaps.
19th Sep '16 10:18:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ComicBook/{{Spider Woman}}'s new comic, Jessica meets the exiled Skull royalty [[IllBoy Prince Klundirk]] (Dirk to his friends) in an alien hospital - despite being a fourteen-year-old cancer sufferer hooked up to multiple [=IVs=], Dirk manages to outrun a mob of adult Skull soldiers while pushing the heavily-pregnant Jessica in a wheelchair, just as her water breaks. (Seeing as their goal is to take him alive may have something to do with it, but he comments they're too stupid to think of a way to stop him.)

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* In ComicBook/{{Spider Woman}}'s new comic, Jessica meets the exiled Skull Skrull royalty [[IllBoy Prince Klundirk]] (Dirk to his friends) in an alien hospital - despite being a fourteen-year-old cancer sufferer hooked up to multiple [=IVs=], Dirk manages to outrun a mob of adult Skull soldiers while pushing the heavily-pregnant Jessica in a wheelchair, just as her water breaks. (Seeing as their goal is to take him alive may have something to do with it, but he comments they're [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch too stupid to think of a way to stop him.him]].)
18th Sep '16 1:58:58 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* John F. Walker aka USAgent after the villain ''Nuke'' severed his left limbs. The lack of advanced prostheses (he does not want to end up as a cyborg like ''Nuke'') does not stop him from beating some escaped prisoners back into their cells.

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* John F. Walker aka USAgent [=USAgent=] after the villain ''Nuke'' severed his left limbs. The lack of advanced prostheses (he does not want to end up as a cyborg like ''Nuke'') does not stop him from beating some escaped prisoners back into their cells.


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* In ComicBook/{{Spider Woman}}'s new comic, Jessica meets the exiled Skull royalty [[IllBoy Prince Klundirk]] (Dirk to his friends) in an alien hospital - despite being a fourteen-year-old cancer sufferer hooked up to multiple [=IVs=], Dirk manages to outrun a mob of adult Skull soldiers while pushing the heavily-pregnant Jessica in a wheelchair, just as her water breaks. (Seeing as their goal is to take him alive may have something to do with it, but he comments they're too stupid to think of a way to stop him.)
16th Sep '16 12:16:31 AM bowserbros
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** In the Part 5, ''Golden Wind'', [[spoiler: Polnareff uses a wheelchair]]. This doesn't actually make him any weaker, in large part because his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] doesn't ''need'' legs. (And if someone knocks the chair over, his Stand helps him right it.)

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** In Part 3, ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[MonsterOfTheWeek Stand-user of the week]] N'Doul is completely blind yet is perfectly capable of slaughtering droves of people thanks to his sound-detecting Stand, Geb.
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Part 5, ''Golden Wind'', [[spoiler: Polnareff uses a wheelchair]]. This doesn't actually make him any weaker, in large part because his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] doesn't ''need'' legs. (And if someone knocks the chair over, his Stand helps him right it.)
12th Sep '16 1:57:57 AM shadowmanwkp
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''. Andrew Waldfeld has a prosthetic leg and arm, and is missing an eye, but doesn't stop him from taking down perfectly healthy Coordinator assassins. Kinda helps his prosthetic hand doubles as a shotgun, though.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''. [[spoiler: Andrew Waldfeld Waldfeld]] has a prosthetic leg and arm, and is missing an eye, but doesn't stop him from taking down perfectly healthy Coordinator assassins. [[spoiler: Kinda helps his prosthetic hand doubles as a shotgun, though.]]
29th Aug '16 11:03:02 PM merotoker
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** Hyouma Muroga from the Kouga Manjidani is a mighty swordsman and mentor as well as a {{foil}} to both his {{leader}} Danjou and his nephew/adoptive son Gennosuke - but either due to eyesight problems (original novel) or being BlessedWithSuck due to PowerIncontinence (anime and manga), he can't use his eyes, linked to his special powers. He still remains a ''really'' powerful fighter and excellent strategist.

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** Hyouma Muroga from the Kouga Manjidani is a mighty swordsman and mentor as well as a {{foil}} to both his {{leader}} [[TheLeader leader]] Danjou and his nephew/adoptive son Gennosuke - but either due to eyesight problems (original novel) or being BlessedWithSuck due to PowerIncontinence (anime and manga), he can't use his eyes, linked to his special powers. He still remains a ''really'' powerful fighter and excellent strategist.



** Also, [[spoiler: Gennosuke himself]] spends about half the story as one, [[spoiler: thanks to the Seven Days Ointment that forces his eyes sealed]]

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** Also, [[spoiler: Gennosuke himself]] spends about half the story as one, [[spoiler: thanks to the Seven Days Ointment that forces his eyes sealed]]sealed]].



* Subverted, in ''Manga/BreakBlade'''s case. While not necessarily the character itself that was handicapped, Girge defeated an elite troop of five with a golem that has lost its left foot and arm. It still gave other characters an [[WorfEffect awe]], though.

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* Subverted, in ''Manga/BreakBlade'''s case. While not necessarily the character itself that was handicapped, Girge defeated an elite troop of five with a golem that has lost its left foot and arm. It still gave other characters an [[WorfEffect [[TheWorfEffect awe]], though.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Li Xingke, who, in a world filled with MemeticBadass, still manages to stand out. His intellect matches [[TheChessmaster Lelouch]]/[[MagnificentBastard Zero]]'s, his military skill and speed match Suzaku's and his diplomatic skill is that of an emperor. He just has one problem, an IncurableCoughOfDeath. His final fate is unknown [[spoiler: he is seen coughing and struggling during the final battle and is not in the TeamShot, but his [[HumongousMecha Knightmare]] is seen in one of closing shots.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Li Xingke, who, in a world filled with MemeticBadass, still manages to stand out. His intellect matches [[TheChessmaster Lelouch]]/[[MagnificentBastard Zero]]'s, his military skill and speed match Suzaku's and his diplomatic skill is that of an emperor. He just has one problem, an IncurableCoughOfDeath. His final fate is unknown [[spoiler: he is seen coughing and struggling during the final battle and is not in the TeamShot, but his [[HumongousMecha Knightmare]] is seen in one of closing shots.]]shots]].



** Buccaneer, what with his crazy-awesome automail arm, one attachment being a [[ChainsawGood chain saw]] while the other is more of a standard hand, but with ''diamond-tipped claws.''

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** Buccaneer, what with his crazy-awesome automail arm, one attachment being a [[ChainsawGood chain saw]] {{chainsaw|Good}} while the other is more of a standard hand, but with ''diamond-tipped claws.''



* ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' stars Nicolas Brown, an AxCrazy [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Twilight]] mercenary-for-hire with a 100% success rate for jobs. He has also been deaf since childhood. His business partner/HeterosexualLifePartner Worick also sports an EyepatchOfPower.
* ''Anime/GaReiZero'' [[spoiler: Ayame Jinguuji, with an awesome wheelchair and minigun prosthetic leg.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' stars Nicolas Brown, an AxCrazy [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Twilight]] mercenary-for-hire with a 100% success rate for jobs. He has also been deaf since childhood. His business partner/HeterosexualLifePartner partner/{{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}} Worick also sports an EyepatchOfPower.
* ''Anime/GaReiZero'' [[spoiler: Ayame Jinguuji, with an awesome wheelchair and minigun prosthetic leg.]]leg]].



* Marvin from franco belgian comic Dungeon twillight end up with both his arms cut on top of being blind since the Timeskip. Thank to his species law that a dragon gains a new power when he loses a previous one and his arms count as a power, he ends up raising an army of dead dragon that allows him to soundly defeat the {{Big Bad}}. And him being blind did not stop him from being one of the strongest fighter in the series even at his old age.

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* Marvin from franco belgian Franco Belgian comic Dungeon twillight end up with both his arms cut on top of being blind since the Timeskip. Thank to his species law that a dragon gains a new power when he loses a previous one and his arms count as a power, he ends up raising an army of dead dragon that allows him to soundly defeat the {{Big Bad}}. And him being blind did not stop him from being one of the strongest fighter in the series even at his old age.



* Barbara's [[LegacyCharacter successor]], Cassandra Cain, also fits this, due to having some serious mental disabilities. Aside from her difficulty speaking, she is also dyslexic and often comes across as having an AmbiguousDisorder due to her lack of social skills. This does not stop her from being most likely the greatest hand-to-hand fighter on the planet, at one point punching a zombified assassin in half (note that the assassin had died only minutes before at most, meaning that he was as durable as a living person).

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* Barbara's [[LegacyCharacter successor]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain, Cain]], also fits this, due to having some serious mental disabilities. Aside from her difficulty speaking, she is also dyslexic and often comes across as having an AmbiguousDisorder due to her lack of social skills. This does not stop her from being most likely the greatest hand-to-hand fighter on the planet, at one point punching a zombified assassin in half (note that the assassin had died only minutes before at most, meaning that he was as durable as a living person).



* Despite its horrific imagery, ''Comicbook/MarvelZombies'' has its interpretation of Black Panther: [[spoiler: after being held captive and drugged by Zombie Giant Man as a food source, when Zombie Wasp finds out she and her husband argue, while Black Panther, ''without half of his right arm and left leg'', takes advantage of this and escapes. Then, while confronted by some of Magneto's comrades, he [[{{Pun}} SINGLEHANDEDLY]] kicks their asses.]] '''''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome FUCK YEAH.]]'''''

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* Despite its horrific imagery, ''Comicbook/MarvelZombies'' has its interpretation of Black Panther: [[spoiler: after being held captive and drugged by Zombie Giant Man as a food source, when Zombie Wasp finds out she and her husband argue, while Black Panther, ''without half of his right arm and left leg'', takes advantage of this and escapes. Then, while confronted by some of Magneto's comrades, he [[{{Pun}} SINGLEHANDEDLY]] kicks their asses.]] asses]]. '''''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome FUCK YEAH.]]'''''



* Security guard Aaron Cash in ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'' gets his hand eaten by Killer Croc before the story even begins. He understandably angsts about this for while [[spoiler:until he finds a better reason to angst]]. Doesn't stop him from [[spoiler:saving the rest of Arkham's staff from ''demons''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He also rips off a piece of demonized Killer Croc's hide and makes a wallet out of it]].]]

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* Security guard Aaron Cash in ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'' gets his hand eaten by Killer Croc before the story even begins. He understandably angsts about this for while [[spoiler:until he finds a better reason to angst]]. Doesn't stop him from [[spoiler:saving the rest of Arkham's staff from ''demons''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He also rips off a piece of demonized Killer Croc's hide and makes a wallet out of it]].]]it]]]].



* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} was missing a hand for most of his ComicBook/PostCrisis career. He used a variety of prosthetics over the years, including a magical hand made of water that he got from the [[KingArthur Lady of the Lake,]] but the most iconic one was a harpoon-shaped hook that he could fire off as a grappling line.

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* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} was missing a hand for most of his ComicBook/PostCrisis career. He used a variety of prosthetics over the years, including a magical hand made of water that he got from the [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Lady of the Lake,]] but the most iconic one was a harpoon-shaped hook that he could fire off as a grappling line.



* [[spoiler: Zuko]] in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5745749/1/Scarlet_and_Black Scarlet and Black.]] The idea is that [[spoiler: he was blinded in the Agni Kai against his father, and now gets around using firebender-style Toph-O-Vision to the extent that no one on his ship besides Iroh even knows that he's blind.]]

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* [[spoiler: Zuko]] in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5745749/1/Scarlet_and_Black Scarlet and Black.]] The idea is that [[spoiler: he was blinded in the Agni Kai against his father, and now gets around using firebender-style Toph-O-Vision to the extent that no one on his ship besides Iroh even knows that he's blind.]]blind]].



* In ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsShowtime'', [[spoiler:Nito lost his wing at some point in the past.]] This does ''not'' stop him from [[spoiler:kicking flank as Kamen Rider Beast.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsShowtime'', [[spoiler:Nito lost his wing at some point in the past.]] past]]. This does ''not'' stop him from [[spoiler:kicking flank as Kamen Rider Beast.]]Beast]].



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* Luz from ''Film/{{Machete}}''. She gets one eye shot out midway through the film and spends the rest of it sporting an EyepatchOfPower. In ''Film/MacheteKills'', Luz gets [[spoiler: her other eye shot out, making her completely blind.]]

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* Luz from ''Film/{{Machete}}''. She gets one eye shot out midway through the film and spends the rest of it sporting an EyepatchOfPower. In ''Film/MacheteKills'', Luz gets [[spoiler: her other eye shot out, making her completely blind.]] blind]].



* Yang Guo in ''[[{{Wuxia}} Return Of The Condor Heroes]]''. His right arm got chopped-off, but he still manage to master on wielding a {{BFS}} with his remaining left arm and develop a very powerful {{Ki Attack|s}}.

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* Yang Guo in ''[[{{Wuxia}} Return Of The Condor Heroes]]''. His right arm got chopped-off, but he still manage to master on wielding a {{BFS}} with his remaining left arm and develop a very powerful {{Ki Attack|s}}.[[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]].



* Waxahachie Smith, hero of a series of novels from JTEdson, is a gunslinger who had his trigger fingers amputated by vengeful foes. He had to work out to wield guns without being able to physically pull a trigger.

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* Waxahachie Smith, hero of a series of novels from JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, is a gunslinger who had his trigger fingers amputated by vengeful foes. He had to work out to wield guns without being able to physically pull a trigger.



* Alex Treyton of {{Literature/The Treyton Injections}} is paralyzed from the waist down. He still manages to [[spoiler: punch his much larger, much stronger captor in the chest, hard. Several times.]]

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* Alex Treyton of {{Literature/The Treyton Injections}} Literature/TheTreytonInjections is paralyzed from the waist down. He still manages to [[spoiler: punch his much larger, much stronger captor in the chest, hard. Several times.]]



* In the first part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'', Fin-Kedinn is injured by the demon [[BearsAreBadNews bear]], forcing him to walk with crutches for the rest of his life. That doesn't make him any less of the respected and resolute chieftain of the Raven Clan he was.

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* In the first part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'', Fin-Kedinn is injured by the demon [[BearsAreBadNews bear]], {{bear|sAreBadNews}}, forcing him to walk with crutches for the rest of his life. That doesn't make him any less of the respected and resolute chieftain of the Raven Clan he was.



* In Welsh legends about KingArthur (possibly the oldest stratum of the Arthurian legend) Bedwyr, better known as Sir Bedivere, is one-handed, but wields a spear to great effect.

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* In Welsh legends about KingArthur Myth/KingArthur (possibly the oldest stratum of the Arthurian legend) Bedwyr, better known as Sir Bedivere, is one-handed, but wields a spear to great effect.



** 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 Chronophantasma Ragna is unable to use his Azure powers, and by extension 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 successor ''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 Chronophantasma Ragna is unable to use his Azure powers, and by extension his right arm and eye, because of [[spoiler:Celica's ability to suppress seithr.]]



** Old Snake. The power suit doesn't really make him super human, so much as gives him just enough of a muscle assist to stay in the game. Physically Snake's in his 70s despite being 42, and after the first act he starts having seizures due to his older generation nano machines. And in the third act, [[spoiler: half his face is burnt off.]] And he still keeps fighting, no matter how many obstacles he must face, or how many friends try to talk him out of it.

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** Old Snake. The power suit doesn't really make him super human, so much as gives him just enough of a muscle assist to stay in the game. Physically Snake's in his 70s despite being 42, and after the first act he starts having seizures due to his older generation nano machines. And in the third act, [[spoiler: half his face is burnt off.]] off]]. And he still keeps fighting, no matter how many obstacles he must face, or how many friends try to talk him out of it.



** Godot, who, despite having to spend, it seems, half his life getting medical checks and being blind without his visor [[spoiler:(even with it, he can't see the color red on a white background)]] still manages to [[spoiler:retrain as a prosecutor mere weeks after getting out of a nearly-lethal coma, then form an elaborate plan to defeat a murder attempt partially carried out by ''the dead''.]] Then, despite the fact that he should be too much of an emotional wreck to do so after [[spoiler: taking a sword-slash to the face before killing his dead lover's mother and spending a night on a snowy mountain top]], manages to [[spoiler:comfort his victim's terrified young niece]], then prosecute the subsequent murder case and, well... generally be Godot.

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** Godot, who, despite having to spend, it seems, half his life getting medical checks and being blind without his visor [[spoiler:(even with it, he can't see the color red on a white background)]] still manages to [[spoiler:retrain as a prosecutor mere weeks after getting out of a nearly-lethal coma, then form an elaborate plan to defeat a murder attempt partially carried out by ''the dead''.]] dead'']]. Then, despite the fact that he should be too much of an emotional wreck to do so after [[spoiler: taking a sword-slash to the face before killing his dead lover's mother and spending a night on a snowy mountain top]], manages to [[spoiler:comfort his victim's terrified young niece]], then prosecute the subsequent murder case and, well... generally be Godot.



* Alexander Cayne in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''. Despite needing a wheelchair, having severe burns in his face and possibly being partially paralyzed, he is tough, [[spoiler:heads an assassin agency and is surprisingly hard to fight and kill in the final mission.]]

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* Alexander Cayne in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''. Despite needing a wheelchair, having severe burns in his face and possibly being partially paralyzed, he is tough, [[spoiler:heads an assassin agency and is surprisingly hard to fight and kill in the final mission.]]mission]].



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* Like Greil, Regal Bryant of ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales Of Symphonia]]'', formerly a martial artist of tremendous strength and skill, [[spoiler:was forced to kill his girlfriend and]] swore he would never take another life with his own hands. Later, someone else convinced him to treat the oath more literally and fight with his feet instead. Naturally, he's still one of the most powerful combatants in the game, and on top of that he happens to be [[spoiler:a culinary genius, a philanthropist, and the President of one of the most powerful corporations in the world]].

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* Like Greil, Regal Bryant of ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales Of Symphonia]]'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', formerly a martial artist of tremendous strength and skill, [[spoiler:was forced to kill his girlfriend and]] swore he would never take another life with his own hands. Later, someone else convinced him to treat the oath more literally and fight with his feet instead. Naturally, he's still one of the most powerful combatants in the game, and on top of that he happens to be [[spoiler:a culinary genius, a philanthropist, and the President of one of the most powerful corporations in the world]].



** Ironically, Hawkeye Gough, another one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, is [[BlindWeaponmaster blind]], and according to himself, [[RetiredBadass retired]]. Neither of these facts stop him from shooting down a dragon because it won't stay in one place.

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** Ironically, Hawkeye Gough, another one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, is [[BlindWeaponmaster blind]], and according to himself, [[RetiredBadass retired]].{{retired|Badass}}. Neither of these facts stop him from shooting down a dragon because it won't stay in one place.



* In ''Literature/DeadWest'', the Porcelain Doctor has a very bad limp, and when he overexterts himself, he needs not only his cane, but Gervas' help to move around. This doesn't stop him from turning every skirmish into a CurbStompBattle, if he decides to LetsGetDangerous. He can even do it [[spoiler: without his PsychicPowers!]] Mind you, he was an accomplished fighter before his injury, and his brother doesn't exactly believes DisabledMeansHelpless, so this should be the expected outcome. Most of the people he meets makes the mistake to underestimate him, simply because of the cane.

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* In ''Literature/DeadWest'', the Porcelain Doctor has a very bad limp, and when he overexterts overexerts himself, he needs not only his cane, but Gervas' help to move around. This doesn't stop him from turning every skirmish into a CurbStompBattle, if he decides to LetsGetDangerous. He can even do it [[spoiler: without his PsychicPowers!]] Mind you, he was an accomplished fighter before his injury, and his brother doesn't exactly believes DisabledMeansHelpless, so this should be the expected outcome. Most of the people he meets makes the mistake to underestimate him, simply because of the cane.



* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'': [[spoiler: George Wallace, of all people. He uses his own paralysis into a sign that he understands the troubles of the common man, and shakes off his segregationist. He is even able to goad Spiro Agnew into insulting his paralysis. All of which help him become president in 1976. Unfortunately, the stress of the presidency prove take a huge toll on his already fragile health, and his decides not to seek the presidency. However, in the sequel he quickly recovers his health, becomes a powerful opponent of the tyranny of Donald Rumsfeld and returns to the governorship of Alabama]].

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* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'': [[spoiler: George Wallace, of all people. He uses his own paralysis into a sign that he understands the troubles of the common man, and shakes off his segregationist. He is even able to goad Spiro Agnew into insulting his paralysis. All of which help him become president in 1976. Unfortunately, the stress of the presidency prove take takes a huge toll on his already fragile health, and his decides not to seek the presidency. However, in the sequel he quickly recovers his health, becomes a powerful opponent of the tyranny of Donald Rumsfeld and returns to the governorship of Alabama]].



* Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gives us [[DarkActionGirl Ming-Hua]] of the [[RenegadeSplinterFaction Red]] [[BombThrowingAnarchists Lotus]], who has no arms but uses uses water CombatTentacles as replacements. Even within a group that's TheDreaded in-universe, she's a ''[[BloodKnight scary]]'' lady.

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* Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gives us [[DarkActionGirl Ming-Hua]] of the [[RenegadeSplinterFaction Red]] {{Re|negadeSplinterFaction}}d [[BombThrowingAnarchists Lotus]], who has no arms but uses uses water CombatTentacles as replacements. Even within a group that's TheDreaded in-universe, she's a ''[[BloodKnight scary]]'' lady.



* As said above, Captain Okita Souji of TheShinsengumi was ''the'' most fearsome MasterSwordsman serving under the Tokugawa Shogunate, even as he was coughing bloody chunks of his lungs out and dying from tuberculosis.

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* As said above, Captain Okita Souji of TheShinsengumi UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi was ''the'' most fearsome MasterSwordsman serving under the Tokugawa Shogunate, even as he was coughing bloody chunks of his lungs out and dying from tuberculosis.



* StephenHawking suffers from a severe, horribly progressed case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is almost completely paralyzed, and can only use his cheek muscles to control the movements of his wheelchair and voice synthesizer. Despite this, he is as upbeat and optimistic as it gets. He's also one of the brightest and most intelligent scientists on the planet.
* Missouri resident and ''[[Main/AmericanNewspapers USAToday]]'' sportswriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Timanus Eddie Timanus]] is a handicapped ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass smartass]]''. He made history on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' not only as the first blind contestant on the show, but the first blind contestant to become a five-time undefeated champion. (At the time, five times was the limit.) There were ''a few'' changes made to accommodate Timanus: the first was that he received a card with the category names printed in Braille before each round, and a Braille keyboard to type out his name on the podium's computer and his response and wager for Final Jeopardy. There were also no video-based clues during his appearances. Later, he appeared in the ''Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions'' and then the ''Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades'' tournament, and was also a lifeline on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. In one appearance on ''Jeopardy'', host Alex Trebek asked him about how he was mentioned in ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit'', and he [[DeadpanSnarker half-jokingly replied]], "Well, the problem is, nobody wants to play Trivial Pursuit with me anymore."

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* StephenHawking Creator/StephenHawking suffers from a severe, horribly progressed case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is almost completely paralyzed, and can only use his cheek muscles to control the movements of his wheelchair and voice synthesizer. Despite this, he is as upbeat and optimistic as it gets. He's also one of the brightest and most intelligent scientists on the planet.
* Missouri resident and ''[[Main/AmericanNewspapers USAToday]]'' ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers USA Today]]'' sportswriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Timanus Eddie Timanus]] is a handicapped ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass smartass]]''. He made history on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' not only as the first blind contestant on the show, but the first blind contestant to become a five-time undefeated champion. (At the time, five times was the limit.) There were ''a few'' changes made to accommodate Timanus: the first was that he received a card with the category names printed in Braille before each round, and a Braille keyboard to type out his name on the podium's computer and his response and wager for Final Jeopardy. There were also no video-based clues during his appearances. Later, he appeared in the ''Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions'' and then the ''Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades'' tournament, and was also a lifeline on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. In one appearance on ''Jeopardy'', host Alex Trebek asked him about how he was mentioned in ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit'', and he [[DeadpanSnarker half-jokingly replied]], "Well, the problem is, nobody wants to play Trivial Pursuit with me anymore."



* Timur the Lame, better known to the west as Tamerlane, was an Uzbek Khan of Turkish and Mongol descent, and a bonafide megalomaniac ("As there is only one God in Heaven, so there should be only one ruler on Earth."). His armies overran the Chagatai Khanate and the Il-Khanate, making him the master of Central Asia, and in the process, earning himself a reputation as a real life EvilOverlord (seventeen million people are calculated to have died in his wars). At the time of his death he was planning an invasion of China, and one of his great-grandsons would go onto found the Mughal dynasy in India. As his nickname would indicate, he was lame in the legs, a fact which didn't stop him from becoming the most feared man in Asia.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_J._Armes Jay J. Armes]] A-list private investigator, and possible escapee from a RatedMForManly story by a gifted but overcaffinated twelve year old. Having lost his hands in a childhood accident with a railroad torpedo[[note]]a small, powerful firework-like explosive used as an emergency signal to train drivers[[/note]], young [[PropheticNames Julian Armas]] found himself having to relearn how to live life with simple [[HookHand hook-pincer prosthetics]]. Like any good comic book character escaped into reality, he of course grew up to do a stint in Hollywood, become an extremely successful top-notch private investigator, ''pilot helicopters'', and develop numerous SwissArmyAppendage attachments for his limbs. And yes, this includes [[ArmCannon more than one gun hand.]] He was launched into brief international fame in the 1970s when he landed his first high profile case, tracking down [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon Brando's]] son- who turned out to have been sent to Mexico with a band of hippies by his mother in a staged kidnapping and hidden in a cave, nearly resulting in the boy's death from pneumonia. In the years since, Armes has developed his one man buisness into a large investigation firm, investigated international crimes, and generally been an omnidiciplinary badass. Armes was inducted into the Investigator's Hall Of Fame in 1998, was one of the National Association Of Investigative Specialists's Top Ten Investigators of the century for the 1900s, and may have provided inspiration for a somewhat well known cartoon character by the name of Series/InspectorGadget.

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* Timur the Lame, better known to the west as Tamerlane, was an Uzbek Khan of Turkish and Mongol descent, and a bonafide megalomaniac ("As there is only one God in Heaven, so there should be only one ruler on Earth."). His armies overran the Chagatai Khanate and the Il-Khanate, making him the master of Central Asia, and in the process, earning himself a reputation as a real life EvilOverlord (seventeen million people are calculated to have died in his wars). At the time of his death he was planning an invasion of China, and one of his great-grandsons would go onto found the Mughal dynasy dynasty in India. As his nickname would indicate, he was lame in the legs, a fact which didn't stop him from becoming the most feared man in Asia.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_J._Armes Jay J. Armes]] A-list private investigator, and possible escapee from a RatedMForManly story by a gifted but overcaffinated twelve year old. Having lost his hands in a childhood accident with a railroad torpedo[[note]]a small, powerful firework-like explosive used as an emergency signal to train drivers[[/note]], young [[PropheticNames Julian Armas]] found himself having to relearn how to live life with simple [[HookHand hook-pincer prosthetics]]. Like any good comic book character escaped into reality, he of course grew up to do a stint in Hollywood, become an extremely successful top-notch private investigator, ''pilot helicopters'', and develop numerous SwissArmyAppendage attachments for his limbs. And yes, this includes [[ArmCannon more than one gun hand.]] He was launched into brief international fame in the 1970s when he landed his first high profile case, tracking down [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon Brando's]] son- who turned out to have been sent to Mexico with a band of hippies by his mother in a staged kidnapping and hidden in a cave, nearly resulting in the boy's death from pneumonia. In the years since, Armes has developed his one man buisness business into a large investigation firm, investigated international crimes, and generally been an omnidiciplinary badass. Armes was inducted into the Investigator's Hall Of Fame in 1998, was one of the National Association Of Investigative Specialists's Top Ten Investigators of the century for the 1900s, and may have provided inspiration for a somewhat well known cartoon character by the name of Series/InspectorGadget.



* The manga author [[Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro Shigeru Mizuki]] lost his dominant arm in WorldWarTwo, but eventually learned to draw with his other hand. [[CoolOldGuy He]] not only lived to age 93, but popularized {{Youkai}} manga (which even profoundly [[BigNameFan influenced]] Creator/OsamuTezuka) and wrote at least two stories that criticized ImperialJapan's war crimes.

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* The manga author [[Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro Shigeru Mizuki]] lost his dominant arm in WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, but eventually learned to draw with his other hand. [[CoolOldGuy He]] not only lived to age 93, but popularized {{Youkai}} manga (which even profoundly [[BigNameFan influenced]] Creator/OsamuTezuka) and wrote at least two stories that criticized ImperialJapan's UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan's war crimes.



* IndyCar driver Will Power revealed in his autobiography that he's color blind-which doesn't seem that big a disability until you remember he's a ''race car driver'', where color plays a major role (lights, flags, etc.) Despite that, he's an accomplished driver with one title and several wins under his belt.
** Speaking of IndyCar, there's also Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly, both drivers racing while diabetic. They and their respective teams take extra precautions to make sure the drivers don't go into insulin shock, but that they're racing at all is badass (especially considering a driver was kicked out of the Indy 500 in 1933 ''because'' he was diabetic). Charlie has one win to his name while Conor has won a couple minor championships.

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* IndyCar UsefulNotes/IndyCar driver Will Power revealed in his autobiography that he's color blind-which doesn't seem that big a disability until you remember he's a ''race car driver'', where color plays a major role (lights, flags, etc.) Despite that, he's an accomplished driver with one title and several wins under his belt.
** Speaking of IndyCar, UsefulNotes/IndyCar, there's also Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly, both drivers racing while diabetic. They and their respective teams take extra precautions to make sure the drivers don't go into insulin shock, but that they're racing at all is badass (especially considering a driver was kicked out of the Indy 500 in 1933 ''because'' he was diabetic). Charlie has one win to his name while Conor has won a couple minor championships.
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* Darling from ''Literature/BlackCompany'' is deaf and mute, and for this reason nobody believes she could be TheChosenOne. They are hideously wrong, since she grows up to be a natural leader and military genius, even without her AntiMagic powers.

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Darling from ''Literature/BlackCompany'' is deaf and mute, and for this reason nobody believes she could be TheChosenOne. They are hideously wrong, since she grows up to be a natural leader and military genius, even without her AntiMagic powers.
23rd Aug '16 7:47:39 PM kazokuhouou
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** Speaking of IndyCar, there's also Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly, both drivers racing while diabetic. They and their respective teams take extra precautions to make sure they don't go into insulin shock, but that they're racing at all is badass (especially considering a driver was kicked out of the Indy 500 in 1933 because he was diabetic). Charlie has on win to his name while Conor has won a couple minor championships.

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** Speaking of IndyCar, there's also Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly, both drivers racing while diabetic. They and their respective teams take extra precautions to make sure they the drivers don't go into insulin shock, but that they're racing at all is badass (especially considering a driver was kicked out of the Indy 500 in 1933 because ''because'' he was diabetic). Charlie has on one win to his name while Conor has won a couple minor championships.
23rd Aug '16 5:12:30 PM kazokuhouou
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* IndyCar driver Will Power revealed in his autobiography that he's color blind-which doesn't seem that big a disability until you remember he's a ''race car driver'', where color plays a major role (lights, flags, etc.) Despite that, he's an accomplished driver with one title and several wins under his belt.
** Speaking of IndyCar, there's also Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly, both drivers racing while diabetic. They and their respective teams take extra precautions to make sure they don't go into insulin shock, but that they're racing at all is badass (especially considering a driver was kicked out of the Indy 500 in 1933 because he was diabetic). Charlie has on win to his name while Conor has won a couple minor championships.
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