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** The humans in the franchise aren't exempt from this. Drayden is a muscular, bearded man who wrestles with his fully evolved ''dragons''. To toughen ''them'' up.
18th Jan '18 10:07:48 PM CLT009
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* ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Despite being a {{Bishonen}}, Akio is very much this. Riding shirtless through the night on a giant, throbbing, red [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Muscle Car]] after front-flipping the hood? Just the beginning. [[spoiler: The show does, however, make it very clear that masculinity based on wealth, power, sex and violence is both shallow and toxic.]]
7th Jan '18 3:46:03 AM jormis29
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** Heck, BuichiTerasawa's works in general (GokuMidnightEye, KarasuTenguKabuto).

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** Heck, BuichiTerasawa's works in general (GokuMidnightEye, KarasuTenguKabuto).(''Manga/GokuMidnightEye'', ''Manga/KarasuTenguKabuto'').
28th Dec '17 7:23:55 AM ClintEastwood
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* ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'': the adventures of a British rifleman during the Napoleonic Wars who acts as a OneManArmy. The [[Series/{{Sharpe}} tv series]] also qualifies - Creator/SeanBean kicking ass for King and Country.
27th Dec '17 1:09:30 PM WolfMattGrey
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Badass? Check. Brooding? Check.

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher.ComicBook/ThePunisher is probably one of the manliest of all Marvel's heroes. Badass? Check. Brooding? Check.



%%* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules

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%%* * When Thor is not around, you can expect ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules to fill his slot. He's an immortal, hammy and beardy champion even better at fighting barehanded than his Asgardian friend.



* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Probably one of the manliest of all Marvel's heroes.
11th Dec '17 12:52:26 PM CloudCuckooClock
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* Even though she's an ActionGirl, Yang Xiao Long of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' makes most men in fiction look like utter pansies. She fights demonic creatures with ''[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] [[PowerFist gauntlets]]''. She took out a bar full of mafia goons [[OneManArmy alone]] [[CurbStompBattle without breaking a sweat]], obliterated a house-sized HumongousMecha with a single punch, survived a fall from orbit ([[RuleOfFunny well, supposedly]]) and she can basically turn into a [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]] when she's ''really'' pissed off. Her whole motive for becoming a monster slayer is to travel the world and [[BloodKnight fight things for the thrill of it.]] [[spoiler:And she's probably going to become a {{Cyborg}} soon.]]

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* Even though she's an ActionGirl, Yang Xiao Long of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' makes most men in fiction look like utter pansies. She fights demonic creatures with ''[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] [[PowerFist gauntlets]]''. She took out a bar full of mafia goons [[OneManArmy alone]] [[CurbStompBattle without breaking a sweat]], obliterated a house-sized HumongousMecha with a single punch, survived a fall from orbit ([[RuleOfFunny well, supposedly]]) and she can basically turn into a [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]] when she's ''really'' pissed off. Her whole motive for becoming a monster slayer is to travel the world and [[BloodKnight fight things for the thrill of it.]] [[spoiler:And she's probably going to become top it off, she becomes a {{Cyborg}} soon.in Volume 4.]]
24th Nov '17 12:59:26 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* ''Series/Empire'': Lucious Lyon based his entire personality around this. It helped him survive the mean streets of Philadelphia as a parentless child, it made him wealthy and powerful. [[{{deconstruction}} It also made him a terrible father and a monster]].
21st Nov '17 5:51:23 PM merotoker
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%%* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''

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%%* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler'': Pretty much every [[strike:major]] character is saddled with an absurd case of muscles (though a lot of them have oddly feminine faces to go with it). In the sequel to the original manga, ''Baki Gaiden Scarface'', an unarmed man wins a deathmatch against a ''twenty-two-foot shark'' by [[spoiler: shoving an arm through its eyesocket and crushing the brain]]. It's that kind of story.



* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' has the main character ''punching 50-foot monsters'' to make his partner [[EvolutionaryLevels digivolve]], to say nothing of their sheer HotBlooded-ness.
** Surprisingly, ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' is heading this way.

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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' has the main character ''punching 50-foot monsters'' to make his partner [[EvolutionaryLevels digivolve]], to say nothing of their sheer HotBlooded-ness.
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HotBlooded-ness. Surprisingly, ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' is heading this way.



%%* ComicBook/ThePunisher.

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%%* ComicBook/ThePunisher.* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Badass? Check. Brooding? Check.



* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}. He's the best there is at what he does, and what he does usually involves lots of {{Gorn}} fueled by an UnstoppableRage.

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* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}.Franchise/{{Wolverine}}. He's the best there is at what he does, and what he does usually involves lots of {{Gorn}} fueled by an UnstoppableRage.



%%* [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]

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%%* * [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]Catman]]: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Tom Blake]] reporting for [[CrazyAwesome lion-punching]], [[NoSocialSkills raw steak-eating]], [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirt-removing]] and Batman beating-up duties, SIR!






%%* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''
%%* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''



* ''Film/DeathRace''. It's a film about a modern gladiator game where prisoners, all [[BadassDriver badass racers]] with nicknames such as "Frankenstein" and "Machine Gun Joe," compete in a race in which the track is littered with all kinds of deadly traps while accompained by hot babes as navigators. Oh, and the first film's protagonist is Creator/JasonStatham, and one of his crew is Creator/IanMcShane. The sequels didn't bring them back, but brought Creator/DannyTrejo and Creator/VingRhames for compensation. ''Can you feel it, dudes?!''

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* ''Film/DeathRace''. It's a film about a modern gladiator game where prisoners, all [[BadassDriver badass racers]] with nicknames such as "Frankenstein" and "Machine Gun Joe," compete in a race in which the track is littered with all kinds of deadly traps while accompained accompanied by hot babes as navigators. Oh, and the first film's protagonist is Creator/JasonStatham, and one of his crew is Creator/IanMcShane. The sequels didn't bring them back, but brought Creator/DannyTrejo and Creator/VingRhames for compensation. ''Can you feel it, dudes?!''



* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'': A movie about Bedouin riding around on {{Cool Horse}}s and camels in scorching deserts, killing large numbers of Turkish soldiers! That's also about beautiful desert landscapes, British imperialism, one man's war with his own nature, and features barely any battle scenes, instead being rife with sexual tension between men. Not exactly ''Film/{{Predator}}'', then.
%%* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''



%%* ''Film/TheScorpionKing''

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%%* ''Film/TheScorpionKing''* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'': The whole damn movie, from arrows that strike people back at an impossible distance being fired from a bow that only the incredibly manly protagonist can use, to the same incredibly manly protagonist taking an arrow from his back to fire it at the BigBad. Did we mention when [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan cross their swords and end up cutting [[UpToEleven the swords themselves, at the same time?]]



%%* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}''* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'': Gladiators! War!



** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' even more so, although it leavens the hypermasculinity with generous doses of Technicolor {{Camp}}, all set to Led Zepplin. One of the film's big action setpieces is a [[CoolVersusAwesome Thor vs Hulk]] gladiatorial match. Even the female lead is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]] {{Ladette}}.

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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' even more so, although it leavens the hypermasculinity with generous doses of Technicolor {{Camp}}, all set to Led Zepplin. One of the film's big action setpieces is a [[CoolVersusAwesome Thor vs Hulk]] gladiatorial match. Even the female lead is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud {{Proud Warrior Race Girl]] {{Ladette}}.G|uy}}irl [[TheLadette Lad-ette]].



** No love for ''Film/TheyLive''? Playing Rowdy Wrestling/RoddyPiper fighting Creator/KeithDavid for well over 5 minutes is likely to cause the TV to sprout biceps and punch the viewer in the face!

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** No love for ''Film/TheyLive''? Playing ''Film/TheyLive'' features Rowdy Wrestling/RoddyPiper fighting Creator/KeithDavid for well over 5 minutes minutes, which is likely to cause the TV to sprout biceps and punch the viewer in the face!



%%* ''Film/{{Patton}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Patton}}''* ''Film/{{Patton}}'': Patton is the living embodiment of the "blood-and-guts" style of military leadership.



* With [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]], hot girls, and football, there's no other way to describe ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.

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* With [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]], {{Hot Blood|ed}}, hot girls, and football, there's no other way to describe ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':



* ''TabletopGame/{{In Nomine}}'': Probably best summed up by a quote from its discussion list, in which GM Neel Krishnaswami describes the problem of getting [=PCs=] to properly fear the Devil Himself: "IN amplifies this effect, too. Take a standard starting PC. Straight off at bat he (or she) can kick butt, take names, and chew bubblegum -- all at the same time. And after they're done icing the bad guys, they can stiffen the spines of the meek, bring hope to those on the brink, and win the hearts of all the cute girls (and cute guys, too) -- all because they're *angels*, on a *divine mission from God Himself*. And just for icing on the cake, for pure overkill of cool, he (or she) has got Ray-bans, a flaming sword, and a fast motorcycle. Now, do you seriously expect this PC to freeze up and kiss a$$ just because the Prince of Darkness has shown up?"

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* ''TabletopGame/{{In Nomine}}'': ''TabletopGame/InNomine'': Probably best summed up by a quote from its discussion list, in which GM Neel Krishnaswami describes the problem of getting [=PCs=] to properly fear the Devil Himself: "IN amplifies this effect, too. Take a standard starting PC. Straight off at bat he (or she) can kick butt, take names, and chew bubblegum -- all at the same time. And after they're done icing the bad guys, they can stiffen the spines of the meek, bring hope to those on the brink, and win the hearts of all the cute girls (and cute guys, too) -- all because they're *angels*, on a *divine mission from God Himself*. And just for icing on the cake, for pure overkill of cool, he (or she) has got Ray-bans, a flaming sword, and a fast motorcycle. Now, do you seriously expect this PC to freeze up and kiss a$$ just because the Prince of Darkness has shown up?"



%%* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''

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%%* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'': The old-school barbarian looking Simon, with the leather and crotch plate. The action figure/toy/collectible model/whatever you want to call it looks even more manly. Also, from ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'', fighting Dracula again to save his woman.
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'': Despite being able to play as female characters (Sheena, Lucia, Tsugu-Min/Brownie, Krystal, Sayuri, Ricci, Sally), this game series demands you to be as manly as hell (Shoot everything that can be shot) to attain victory.



%%* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''

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%%* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'': Dante and Vergil are both extremely badass, and the series is all about DemonSlaying in stylish-as-hell fashion.



%%*** Chaos Knight counts because his Special Skill revolves around calling his Alternate Selves this option gives him the option to either flank his enemy or launch a siege plus when you give him Manta Style the situation suddenly gets harder for the opposing team because of the horde of Chaos Knights that are simultaneously assaulting. to be frank nothing says Blitzkrieg like a fed Chaos Knight with a lot of items and Manta Style

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%%*** Chaos Knight counts because his Special Skill revolves around calling his Alternate Selves this option gives him the option to either flank his enemy or launch a siege plus when you give him Manta Style the situation suddenly gets harder for the opposing team because of the horde of Chaos Knights that are simultaneously assaulting. to To be frank nothing says Blitzkrieg like a fed Chaos Knight with a lot of items and Manta Style



%%* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''

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%%* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'': It's a 90's FPS where you blow away hordes of monsters almost singlehandedly with an absurd amount of firepower. 'Nuff said. Furthermore, a common feat done by skilled Marathoners is to run through a level and kill everything WITH YOUR BARE HANDS!



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': Raiden returns, more HotBlooded than ever, in his own game by Platinum Games and cuts a bloody swath through hundreds of cyborgs, dozens Unmanned Gears including a Metal Gear Ray, three of the deadliest cyborgs on the planet, a Brazilian samurai, and [[spoiler:a an insane US senator beefed up by nanomachines, son.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** Solid Snake and Big Boss make hiding under a cardboard box badass!
** The Boss. Her favorite disciple is Big Boss and her son is Revolver Ocelot. This woman ''makes'' the world's manliest men.
** Dealt with intelligently, though, because although the characters are extremely manly and cool the series portrays a lot of the usual manliness tropes (like a penchant for committing flashy acts of violence, or not having emotions) as, at best, bad life choices, and at worst symptoms of actual mental disorders obtained through experiencing battlefield trauma. Also, as a StealthBasedGame, it does not reward you blowing everything up. Usually.
** Snake took down a tank with hand grenades, which in the real world is a very bad idea. [[LampshadeHanging Because of this, Otacon considers Snake "the shit".]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''
Raiden returns, more HotBlooded than ever, in his own game by Platinum Games and Games. He cuts a bloody swath through hundreds of cyborgs, dozens Unmanned Gears including a Metal Gear Ray, three of the deadliest cyborgs on the planet, a Brazilian samurai, and [[spoiler:a an insane US senator beefed up by nanomachines, son.]] son]].



** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' itself is nothing to sneeze at in this department. Given the amount of anime series with HotBlood involved in most installments, it's no wonder that all the manliness rubs off on the most quiet or wimpy characters.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' itself is nothing to sneeze at in this department. Given the amount of anime series with HotBlood {{Hot Blood|ed}} involved in most installments, it's no wonder that all the manliness rubs off on the most quiet or wimpy characters.



* [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and Big Boss make hiding under a cardboard box badass!
** The Boss. Her favorite disciple is Big Boss and her son is Revolver Ocelot. This woman ''makes'' the world's manliest men.
** Dealt with intelligently, though, because although the characters are extremely manly and cool the series portrays a lot of the usual manliness tropes (like a penchant for committing flashy acts of violence, or not having emotions) as, at best, bad life choices, and at worst symptoms of actual mental disorders obtained through experiencing battlefield trauma. Also, as a StealthBasedGame, it does not reward you blowing everything up. Usually.
** Snake took down a tank with hand grenades, which in the real world is a very bad idea. [[LampshadeHanging Because of this, Otacon considers Snake "the shit".]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. The PowerTrio in the first game consists of a bare-knuckle brawler who punches a dude out of a thirty-story building for [[IHaveYourWife kidnapping his girlfriend]] ([[TheHero Cody]]), an extremely badass {{ninja}} ([[TheLancer Guy]]), and (last, but '''[[MemeticBadass MOST CERTAINLY NOT LEAST]]''') [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking a politician]] ([[PapaWolf and father of said kidnapped woman]]) who cleans up crime... by piledriving thugs into the ground and introducing them to the concept of gravity ([[TheBigGuy Haggar]]). Of course, [[SharedUniverse it exists in the]] [[WorldOfBadass same world]] as ''Street Fighter'', so go figure.
** Also, the ''other'' Haggar-centric series, ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters''. The WWE has ''nothing'' on this. Even [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the lone female]] is sure to emasculate many, even though she [[SweetPollyOliver reveals]] [[AmazonianBeauty herself]] [[ForeignFanservice to]] ''[[MsFanservice easily]]'' [[BoobsOfSteel fulfill]] [[StatuesqueStunner the]] {{fanservice}} [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure quota]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. The PowerTrio in the first game consists of a bare-knuckle brawler who punches a dude out of a thirty-story building for [[IHaveYourWife kidnapping his girlfriend]] ([[TheHero Cody]]), an extremely badass {{ninja}} ([[TheLancer Guy]]), and (last, but '''[[MemeticBadass MOST CERTAINLY NOT LEAST]]''') [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking a politician]] ([[PapaWolf and father of said kidnapped woman]]) who cleans up crime... by piledriving thugs into the ground and introducing them to the concept of gravity ([[TheBigGuy Haggar]]). Of course, [[SharedUniverse it exists in the]] [[WorldOfBadass same world]] as ''Street Fighter'', so go figure.
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figure. Also, the ''other'' Haggar-centric series, ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters''. The WWE has ''nothing'' on this. Even [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the lone female]] is sure to emasculate many, even though she [[SweetPollyOliver reveals]] [[AmazonianBeauty herself]] [[ForeignFanservice to]] ''[[MsFanservice easily]]'' [[BoobsOfSteel fulfill]] [[StatuesqueStunner the]] {{fanservice}} [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure quota]].



** Blaziken (a {{Shotoclone}} BirdMan that shoots fire from its wrists)

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** Blaziken (a {{Shotoclone}} BirdMan [[BirdPeople Bird Man]] that shoots fire from its wrists)



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



* Both ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
** [[SequelEscalation The sequel]] to the latter becomes even more badass now that '''''Advertising/SegataSanshiro''''' has been announced!

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* Both ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
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''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. [[SequelEscalation The sequel]] to the latter becomes even more badass now that '''''Advertising/SegataSanshiro''''' has been announced!



YOU, fellow tropers, just might fit this category yourselves!

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* YOU, fellow tropers, just might fit this category yourselves!
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* Advertising/SegataSanshiro! [[BadassGrandpa Segata Sanshiro]], [[CatchPhrase Sega Saturn Shiro!]]

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* Advertising/SegataSanshiro! [[BadassGrandpa Segata Sanshiro]], [[CatchPhrase Sega Saturn Shiro!]]Shiro!]]. Among Segata's accomplishments includes catching an ICBM midflight, halting its progress and then jumping off a plate glass window without breaking it.



* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.

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* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld whose deeds are hugely varied and over the top.



** If that ain't enough, ''Film/TheExpendables2'' is guaranteed to give you a seizure from the overdose of testosterone. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf3YP8p85I Take A Look]] Yes, that's right.... you saw it. It's... [[spoiler: [[MemeticBadass CHUCK MOTHERFUCKIN' NORRIS!!!]]]]

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** If that ain't enough, ''Film/TheExpendables2'' is guaranteed to give you a seizure from the overdose of testosterone. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf3YP8p85I Take A Look]] Yes, that's right.... you saw it. It's... [[spoiler: [[MemeticBadass [[spoiler:[[MemeticBadass CHUCK MOTHERFUCKIN' NORRIS!!!]]]]



* ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Along with ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' and ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', this suffers from DoNotDoThisCoolThing syndrome. Most young men want nothing more than to attack a Vietcong village with helicopters and napalm, and then go upriver in a boat, whilst taking drugs, wearing a flak jacket and machine-gunning enemies. [[spoiler: Ends up being {{deconstructed|Trope}}. Three of the crew are killed, the remaining two are probably scarred for life after their journey, the main character is already suffering from PTSD, the villain is a MightyWhitey who went insane, and that's not even including the hundreds of background characters that we see losing or have lost their fucking minds in the most gruesome parts of the war. And absolutely none of it is portrayed lightly, as we what kind of an effect war [[RealityEnsues really has]] on ordinary men.]]

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* ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Along with ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' and ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', this suffers from DoNotDoThisCoolThing syndrome. Most young men want nothing more than to attack a Vietcong village with helicopters and napalm, and then go upriver in a boat, whilst taking drugs, wearing a flak jacket and machine-gunning enemies. [[spoiler: Ends [[spoiler:Ends up being {{deconstructed|Trope}}. Three of the crew are killed, the remaining two are probably scarred for life after their journey, the main character is already suffering from PTSD, the villain is a MightyWhitey who went insane, and that's not even including the hundreds of background characters that we see losing or have lost their fucking minds in the most gruesome parts of the war. And absolutely none of it is portrayed lightly, as we what kind of an effect war [[RealityEnsues really has]] on ordinary men.]]



* ''VideoGame/NieR''. The epitome of a PapaWolf, a gruff, intimidating warrior willing to go through ''anything'' to save his daughter, in a desolate wasteland he continues to save even after [[spoiler: he discovers his daughter cannot be cured.]] Also the cause for the shedding of many ManlyTears due to its nature.

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* ''VideoGame/NieR''. The epitome of a PapaWolf, a gruff, intimidating warrior willing to go through ''anything'' to save his daughter, in a desolate wasteland he continues to save even after [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he discovers his daughter cannot be cured.]] Also the cause for the shedding of many ManlyTears due to its nature.



** Auron is a living legend of Spira, the only guardian ever to survive a successful pilgrimage. Despite [[spoiler: being dead (from an unrelated incident following the pilgrimage)]], he refuses to rest and instead walks the world as a battle-scarred veteran who's utterly unimpressed by anything, speaks only when necessary, and tries to raise his dead friends' kids to become the heroes he and his posse couldn't be, all while smacking behemoths clear out of the battlefield in single strokes and lighting things up with cyclonic hellfire created by whipping up a whirlwind with his sword and throwing his jug of booze into it. And when he's done with all that, he heads over to the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' universe to back-talk Hades and nearly kill Hercules with one hand.

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** Auron is a living legend of Spira, the only guardian ever to survive a successful pilgrimage. Despite [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being dead (from an unrelated incident following the pilgrimage)]], he refuses to rest and instead walks the world as a battle-scarred veteran who's utterly unimpressed by anything, speaks only when necessary, and tries to raise his dead friends' kids to become the heroes he and his posse couldn't be, all while smacking behemoths clear out of the battlefield in single strokes and lighting things up with cyclonic hellfire created by whipping up a whirlwind with his sword and throwing his jug of booze into it. And when he's done with all that, he heads over to the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' universe to back-talk Hades and nearly kill Hercules with one hand.



** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra]], possibly the manliest playable character, who uses [[RockSteady rock]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]] powers, wields [[{{BFS}} a giant Claymore]] [[MightyGlacier of a keyblade]]. Being a young adult as opposed to an early-to-mid teen (like every other protagonist besides [[ActionGirl Aqua]]) [[JustifiedTrope definitely helps]]. [[spoiler: And he would also later be [[DemonicPossession possessed]] into becoming Xehanort himself, who would then be separated into the above two characters.]]

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** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra]], possibly the manliest playable character, who uses [[RockSteady rock]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]] powers, wields [[{{BFS}} a giant Claymore]] [[MightyGlacier of a keyblade]]. Being a young adult as opposed to an early-to-mid teen (like every other protagonist besides [[ActionGirl Aqua]]) [[JustifiedTrope definitely helps]]. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And he would also later be [[DemonicPossession possessed]] into becoming Xehanort himself, who would then be separated into the above two characters.]]



* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' subverts this trope, using it to create an expectation in the player then pull the rug out from under them. At first, heroic, bad-ass-looking manly men from Delta Force go out to do manly things like save American troops in Dubai and shoot brown people in the face. They show no emotion except grim determination and professionalism as they announce, "Tango down!" and kick all kinds of ass. By the end, the characters are war criminals screaming with mad rage and terror. They shout, "I want him FUCKING DEAD!" at targets and howl like animals when hit. Their rugged good looks have been reduced to scarred, broken ghoulishness. Nervous breakdowns, freakouts, and PTSD-induced hallucinations start raining down from the character's shattered minds and morals. WarIsHell and possibly [[spoiler: HellIsWar]] as the game deconstructs this trope - along with most tropes found in a modern war shooter video game. Then the game flatly delivers to the player a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech just for wanting to live this kind of fantasy in the first place.

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' subverts this trope, using it to create an expectation in the player then pull the rug out from under them. At first, heroic, bad-ass-looking manly men from Delta Force go out to do manly things like save American troops in Dubai and shoot brown people in the face. They show no emotion except grim determination and professionalism as they announce, "Tango down!" and kick all kinds of ass. By the end, the characters are war criminals screaming with mad rage and terror. They shout, "I want him FUCKING DEAD!" at targets and howl like animals when hit. Their rugged good looks have been reduced to scarred, broken ghoulishness. Nervous breakdowns, freakouts, and PTSD-induced hallucinations start raining down from the character's shattered minds and morals. WarIsHell and possibly [[spoiler: HellIsWar]] [[spoiler:HellIsWar]] as the game deconstructs this trope - along with most tropes found in a modern war shooter video game. Then the game flatly delivers to the player a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech just for wanting to live this kind of fantasy in the first place.
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