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19th Jan '17 10:41:17 PM luord
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': [[TheDragon Gazelle]] is missing her legs, which she's replaced with bladed prostheses. She's even more dangerous with this.
14th Jan '17 7:47:56 AM Klon
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* Former ChampCar and Formula 1 driver Alessandro Zanardi lost both of his legs in 2003 as the result of a terrifying accident at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Despite such a life-changing injury, he returned to compete in motorsports, winning multiple races in the World Touring Car Championship for BMW before switching to para-cycling, winning four gold medals at the Paralympics in 2012 and 2016. Then, just to prove he had not unlearned anything from his previous profession, he proceeded to return to motorsport, winning the final race of the 2016 Italian GT Championship.[[/folder]]
13th Jan '17 7:19:46 AM 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 when he lost his lower left leg during the final battle.]]

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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 when he lost his lower left leg is destroyed during the final battle.]]
3rd Jan '17 8:22:15 PM JesseMB27
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* VideoGame/SuperFighter: The ninja Onimaru, despite having lost a leg (and having it replaced with a peg leg), needing a staff as a makeshift cane, and having taken serious injuries to his head (needing cybernetics to replace his left eye and metal plating around the parts of his face surround his lost eye), he can still hold his own against all the other fighters of the cast.
2nd Jan '17 4:00:04 PM Scifimaster92
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* Despite being in a [[AndIMustScream vegetative state]], the title character in the cult 1978 Australian horror film ''Film/{{Patrick}}'' still manages to cause all kinds of mayhem thanks to his [[PsychicPowers psychokinetic abilities]].
1st Jan '17 3:11:36 PM 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 with the main character 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 Conan. He is one of the most recurring villains of that comic due to his persistence and hatred for the barbarian allowing him to live stuff that any other person would have perished from such as [[DraggedOffToHell been thrown into a demonic dimension]] and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell managing to claw its way out]]!

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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 with the main character Conan and later lost his right eye in prison. Then he managed to escape, escape and had a smith create a metallic arm for him with detachable blades that he would have used to pursue Conan. his hated foe. He is one of the most recurring villains of that comic due to his persistence and hatred for the barbarian allowing him to live stuff that any other person would have perished from such as [[DraggedOffToHell been thrown into a demonic dimension]] and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell managing to claw its way out]]!out!]]
* In ''{{ComicBook/Uber}}'', some of the titular {{super soldier}}s are disabled in combat, but still remain fairly dangerous:
** Siegmund loses his right arm in combat, though its considered a very annoying inconvenience at worst.
** Sieglinde is heavily disfigured and becomes wheel-chair bound after a fight with an equally powerful enemy. While she can no longer use her super strength in a straight up fight, she probably doesn't need it anymore as her halo effect is still available and pretty powerful, allowing her to create constructs out of mud and dirt.
23rd Dec '16 6:49:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hyakkimaru from ''{{Manga/Dororo}}'' is notable in that his eyes, nose, ears and ''all of his limbs'' are prosthetics, and yet he still manages to be a {{Badass}}. It helps that he has PsychicPowers which he uses to compensate for his missing parts, and that his prosthetic arms are where he keeps [[BladeBelowTheShoulder his swords]].

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* Hyakkimaru from ''{{Manga/Dororo}}'' is notable in that his eyes, nose, ears and ''all of his limbs'' are prosthetics, and yet he still manages to be a {{Badass}}.badass. It helps that he has PsychicPowers which he uses to compensate for his missing parts, and that his prosthetic arms are where he keeps [[BladeBelowTheShoulder his swords]].



* Chichiri from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. He lost an eye in a past incident that cost him his best friend... but he's still quite the {{Badass}} KungFuWizard, [[VerbalTic no da]]!

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* Chichiri from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. He lost an eye in a past incident that cost him his best friend... but he's still quite the {{Badass}} badass KungFuWizard, [[VerbalTic no da]]!



* [[AloofBigBrother Sesshoumaru]] from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is missing one arm for most of the story. This does not make him any less of a {{Badass}}. In his case, he was just so powerful to begin with that having one arm less simply isn't enough to bring him down to the level of almost anyone else. He actually ends up admitting that losing his arm helped make him even stronger than before.

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* [[AloofBigBrother Sesshoumaru]] from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is missing one arm for most of the story. This does not make him any less of a {{Badass}}.badass. In his case, he was just so powerful to begin with that having one arm less simply isn't enough to bring him down to the level of almost anyone else. He actually ends up admitting that losing his arm helped make him even stronger than before.



* Like his game counterpart, Wally of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' probably suffers from a severe case of asthma. That doesn't stop him from riding a bike all the way to the top of Sky Pillar (with its collapsing floors) while fending off the powerful wild Pokémon that keep jumping him so that he can battle with [[{{Badass}} Norman]] at the top and finally wake up Rayquaza. Him having a respirator suit certainly helped, and actually allows him to safely breathe in Rayquaza's ozone-filled room.

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* Like his game counterpart, Wally of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' probably suffers from a severe case of asthma. That doesn't stop him from riding a bike all the way to the top of Sky Pillar (with its collapsing floors) while fending off the powerful wild Pokémon that keep jumping him so that he can battle with [[{{Badass}} Norman]] Norman at the top and finally wake up Rayquaza. Him having a respirator suit certainly helped, and actually allows him to safely breathe in Rayquaza's ozone-filled room.



** After surviving an assassination attempt that rendered him unable to produce sweat, Shishio must avoid being in any fight for more than fifteen minutes in a row. That he never needed to go beyond these limits against anyone other than Kenshin and that Kenshin needed help to make the fight last this long cements the {{Badass}} part.

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** After surviving an assassination attempt that rendered him unable to produce sweat, Shishio must avoid being in any fight for more than fifteen minutes in a row. That he never needed to go beyond these limits against anyone other than Kenshin and that Kenshin needed help to make the fight last this long cements the {{Badass}} badass part.



* Sara from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', who despite (or possibly because of) being blind, is easily one of the most powerful warriors in the series, easily capable of defeating the already insanely skilled and {{Badass}} protagonists in a one on one duel.

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* Sara from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', who despite (or possibly because of) being blind, is easily one of the most powerful warriors in the series, easily capable of defeating the already insanely skilled and {{Badass}} badass protagonists in a one on one duel.



* There's also Rose and Thorn, whose handicap is that she has a {{split personality}}. Rose is mild-mannered and sweet. Thorn is a bit of a vamp and very much a {{Badass}}.

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* There's also Rose and Thorn, whose handicap is that she has a {{split personality}}. Rose is mild-mannered and sweet. Thorn is a bit of a vamp and very much a {{Badass}}.badass.



* [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] may have but one eye, but in no way does that impair his status as a legendary {{Badass}}. Also, in both movies, [[spoiler:he winds up limping due to an injured leg]], but not even ''that'' slows him down.

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* [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] may have but one eye, but in no way does that impair his status as a legendary {{Badass}}.badass. Also, in both movies, [[spoiler:he winds up limping due to an injured leg]], but not even ''that'' slows him down.



* In Sarah Monette's ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' series, Mildmay the Fox has near crippling self-esteem issues and one of his legs is crippled at the end of the first book, leaving him in near constant pain when he walks and unable to get around without a cane. He still manages to be the biggest {{Badass}} in the book and accomplishes a few feats that most able-bodied people would probably have died attempting.

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* In Sarah Monette's ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' series, Mildmay the Fox has near crippling self-esteem issues and one of his legs is crippled at the end of the first book, leaving him in near constant pain when he walks and unable to get around without a cane. He still manages to be the biggest {{Badass}} badass in the book and accomplishes a few feats that most able-bodied people would probably have died attempting.



* Two examples in ''Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara''. [[ActionGirl Wren]]'s {{Mentor}} is a Rover named Garth. He's a {{Badass}} MightyGlacier who taught Wren everything she needs to know about how to survive in an incredibly hostile world. He's one of the few humans in series capable of fighting [[TheHeartless The Shadowen]] without the use of magic. He's also deaf. Then there's Walker Boh, who's probably the poster boy for this trope: a {{Determinator}} of a Druid who overpowers Shadowen and monsters alike, takes on the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, and finally kills the series' BigBad, all while having only one arm.

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* Two examples in ''Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara''. [[ActionGirl Wren]]'s {{Mentor}} is a Rover named Garth. He's a {{Badass}} badass MightyGlacier who taught Wren everything she needs to know about how to survive in an incredibly hostile world. He's one of the few humans in series capable of fighting [[TheHeartless The Shadowen]] without the use of magic. He's also deaf. Then there's Walker Boh, who's probably the poster boy for this trope: a {{Determinator}} of a Druid who overpowers Shadowen and monsters alike, takes on the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, and finally kills the series' BigBad, all while having only one arm.



*** Captain Picard. It is revealed in "Tapestry" that a hot-headed younger Picard got into a bar fight and got stabbed in the chest, requiring an artificial heart to be put in. It worked reasonably well until he was shot during a riot. It takes on greater significance because the audience learns the fight, as well as Picard losing his original heart, is what ultimately led to him becoming a galaxy-class {{Badass}}.

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*** Captain Picard. It is revealed in "Tapestry" that a hot-headed younger Picard got into a bar fight and got stabbed in the chest, requiring an artificial heart to be put in. It worked reasonably well until he was shot during a riot. It takes on greater significance because the audience learns the fight, as well as Picard losing his original heart, is what ultimately led to him becoming a galaxy-class {{Badass}}.badass.



* Baiken from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a {{Badass}} one-armed, one-eyed swordswoman. Zato-1 is an obvious reference to Zatoichi. "One" in Japanese is "ichi."

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* Baiken from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a {{Badass}} badass one-armed, one-eyed swordswoman. Zato-1 is an obvious reference to Zatoichi. "One" in Japanese is "ichi."



* Xiahou Dun from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' would also count: after being shot in the eye with an arrow, he plucked it out (arrow '''and''' eye) and proceeded to ''eat his own eyeball in plain view of enemy soldiers.'' {{Badass}}. Dun, minus one eye, tracked down the poor sod who had fired the arrow and killed him.

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* Xiahou Dun from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' would also count: after being shot in the eye with an arrow, he plucked it out (arrow '''and''' eye) and proceeded to ''eat his own eyeball in plain view of enemy soldiers.'' {{Badass}}.Badass. Dun, minus one eye, tracked down the poor sod who had fired the arrow and killed him.



* [[MeaningfulName Kiling]] Meehilbis "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast of the Ghosts]]" in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' is not only an Handicapped Badass due to his blindness, he's also a BadassGrandpa; yet he's the NumberTwo of the enemy mercenary brigade Valpha-Valaharian, a master [[TheStrategist strategist]], and a powerful foe in battle using a SinisterScythe. {{Badass}} indeed!

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* [[MeaningfulName Kiling]] Meehilbis "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast of the Ghosts]]" in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' is not only an Handicapped Badass due to his blindness, he's also a BadassGrandpa; yet he's the NumberTwo of the enemy mercenary brigade Valpha-Valaharian, a master [[TheStrategist strategist]], and a powerful foe in battle using a SinisterScythe. {{Badass}} Badass indeed!



* Undyne from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is openly stated to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es in the game. She is very HotBlooded and [[spoiler:able to outright resist dying.]] She is also missing her left eye.

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* Undyne from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is openly stated to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es badasses in the game. She is very HotBlooded and [[spoiler:able to outright resist dying.]] She is also missing her left eye.



* From earlier down the {{Franchise/DCAU}} timeline, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} ''[[Awesome/JusticeLeague cuts off his own hand]]'' to save his son. He then has a hook ''welded to his wrist.'' That's right, Aquaman is ''more'' {{Badass}} with a hand cut off in the [[FanNickname Diniverse]]. That was based on the comic book Aquaman, who lost his hand in a different way, but also had a hook (that could change into various other tools) to replace it. He was really presented as more of a cyborg than "handicapped" though. (And later he had the metal hand replaced with a "living water" one that could create shapes out of solid water (and no, not ice - water that was hard as metal at above freezing temperature).

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* From earlier down the {{Franchise/DCAU}} timeline, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} ''[[Awesome/JusticeLeague cuts off his own hand]]'' to save his son. He then has a hook ''welded to his wrist.'' That's right, Aquaman is ''more'' {{Badass}} badass with a hand cut off in the [[FanNickname Diniverse]]. That was based on the comic book Aquaman, who lost his hand in a different way, but also had a hook (that could change into various other tools) to replace it. He was really presented as more of a cyborg than "handicapped" though. (And later he had the metal hand replaced with a "living water" one that could create shapes out of solid water (and no, not ice - water that was hard as metal at above freezing temperature).
20th Dec '16 8:57:00 AM babyhenchy1
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** Darth Vader, who manages to be an [[NighInvulnerability almost invincible]] BigBad despite [[ArtificialLimbs missing both hands, one entire arm, and both legs,]] the entire remainder of his body covered in horrible burns, and having to wear a life support suit at all times. ''Episode III'' implies that, had he not been so injured, his Force abilities would have surpassed even the Emperor's; as it is, he's ''still'' strong enough to defeat him after getting his ass kicked by his own son.

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** Darth Vader, who manages to be an [[NighInvulnerability almost invincible]] BigBad despite [[ArtificialLimbs missing both hands, one entire arm, and both legs,]] the entire remainder of his body covered in horrible burns, and having to wear a life support suit at all times. ''Episode III'' implies that, had he not been so injured, his Force abilities would have surpassed even the Emperor's; as it is, he's ''still'' strong enough to defeat him after getting his ass kicked by his own son. In ''Film/RogueOne'', the first scene we see him in has him outside of his suit and floating in a bacta-healing tank. In his last scene, [[spoiler:he effortlessly slaughters a squad of rebels in under a minute.]]
1st Dec '16 5:46:46 PM Sharlee
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* Sedna, sea-goddess of the Inuit, was thrown from her father's boat and had her fingers chopped off when she tried to cling to it. Her severed digits became the seals and whales upon which traditional Arctic natives have long depended for survival, and the loss didn't stop Sedna from becoming divine ruler of the sea and all that lives there.
17th Nov '16 8:14:58 AM TheHappySpaceman
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* Suzy in the ''WebAnimation/CyanideAndHappiness'' short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3thQUC_tLY Gym Class]]. And how.
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