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* ''Manga/DogSoldier'' is a love letter to 80s action films.



* Played for laugh in during the GenderBender arc in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. Kagura is not just turned into a male version of herself, she is turned into a muscular, imposing general straight out of RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms, complete with BadassBeard, [[BadassBaritone Coarsed Voice]], [[GoodScarsEvilScars a huge scar]] and a [[CoolHorse white horse]].

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* Played for laugh in PlayedForLaughs during the GenderBender arc in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. Kagura is not just turned into a male version of herself, she is turned into a muscular, imposing general straight out of RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms, ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', complete with BadassBeard, [[BadassBaritone Coarsed Voice]], [[GoodScarsEvilScars a huge scar]] and a [[CoolHorse white horse]].



* ''Manga/OnePiece''

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* ''Manga/DogSoldier'' is a love letter to 80s action films.



* ''Literature/{{Shogun}}''

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** Let's face it, Middle-Earth is a full-out WorldOfBadass, as made clear in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. We've got guys taking on [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Balrogs]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] and [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] [[{{Satan}} himself]]!

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
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''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Let's face it, Middle-Earth is a full-out WorldOfBadass, as made clear in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. We've got guys taking on [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Balrogs]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] and [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] [[{{Satan}} himself]]!



** optimized in Rostam, a towering muscular man with a long beard, who wears tiger skin under his armour plates, and the skull of a demon he killed as his helmet, while riding a huge horse and carrying a mace shaped like a bulls head!!!

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** optimized Optimized in Rostam, a towering muscular man with a long beard, who wears tiger skin under his armour plates, and the skull of a demon he killed as his helmet, while riding a huge horse and carrying a mace shaped like a bulls head!!!



* Anything written by Emilio Salgari. An example from the ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' novels is when the title character kills a tiger ''with a knife''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwfZ2k0Evc Here's the adaptation in the tv movies]]... And it was actually ''toned down'' from the novels (Sandokan had rushed the tiger from the side and toppled it, started strangling him with the unarmed hand, and then [[PreMortemOneLiner declared himself a tiger too]] before cutting the tiger's throat]]. And it wasn't to save his LoveInterest Marianna, but ''[[TheRival his romantic rival]]'').

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* Anything written by Emilio Salgari. An example from the ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' novels is when the title character kills a tiger ''with a knife''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwfZ2k0Evc Here's the adaptation in the tv movies]]... And it was actually ''toned down'' from the novels (Sandokan had rushed the tiger from the side and toppled it, started strangling him with the unarmed hand, and then [[PreMortemOneLiner declared himself a tiger too]] before cutting the tiger's throat]]. And it wasn't to save his LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} Marianna, but ''[[TheRival his romantic rival]]'').



* ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns''

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''If you're into manly, dig up the old Creator/BlizzardEntertainment side-scrolling platformer ''VideoGame/{{Blackthorne}}'' and its eponymous protagonist, Kyle Blackthorne. His character is designed from top to bottom to be a chiseled rock of manliness with his action hero mode of dress to his [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter choice of weapon]] to the fact he can OffhandBackhand someone with his shotgun with an unflinching sense of nonchalant and indifferent routine.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Bang Shishigami. 'Nuff said.
** In fact, about 2/3 of the cast in this game is either manly overload, or extremely hot babes.
*** The other 1/3 consists of TokenMiniMoe, EldritchAbomination... and, depending on who you ask, the DarkSkinnedBlond GenkiGirl {{Cloudcuckoolander}} catgirl with a ([[TheFaceless lack of]]) face made of pure scary falls either here or in the previous 2/3s, so take from that what you will.
** Except Jin. Who falls mostly into AmbiguouslyGay SissyVillain territory, especially around Ragna. [[spoiler:Ironic considering that he becomes Hakumen, part of the above 2/3]]. And even Jin becomes an insanely badass {{Determinator}} about halfway through the sequel.



* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' (aka ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' the game): Lu Bu, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei best exemplify this trope. Deng Ai, Sun Jian and Xiahou Dun as well.
** And let's not forget it's [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Japanese counterpart]], which has [[BattleButler Tadakatsu Honda]], Magoichi Saika, [[TheBigGuy Keiji Maeda]], UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, and Yagyu Munenori who doesn't even have to draw his sword to kick your ass!
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. [[http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=27541 This]] is the best descriptor that the game could have possibly received!
* Another Creator/DoubleFine work, ''[[VideoGame/IronBrigade Trenched]]'', actually uses the magazine at the top of this [[http://bitmob.com/articles/the-manly-mans-mens-magazines-of-double-fines-trenched-for-men page as source material.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' (aka ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}''. It's a ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' inspired game where you take control of an assortment of [[{{Expy}} parodies]] of (mostly) 80's/90's [[ActionHero action heroes]] as you free the game): Lu Bu, Guan Yu, world from terrorists, aliens, and Zhang Fei best exemplify this trope. Deng Ai, Sun Jian the undead in a relentless orgy of [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[LudicrousGibs blood]], and Xiahou Dun as well.
** And let's not forget it's [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Japanese counterpart]], which has [[BattleButler Tadakatsu Honda]], Magoichi Saika, [[TheBigGuy Keiji Maeda]], UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, and Yagyu Munenori who doesn't even have to draw his sword to kick your ass!
[[EverythingBreaks destruction]]. Just take a look at the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mOAQ7t9JjY trailer]].
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': [[http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=27541 This]] is the best descriptor that the game could have possibly received!
* Another Creator/DoubleFine work, ''[[VideoGame/IronBrigade Trenched]]'', actually uses ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': if it's not the magazine at fact that a simple kick to the top face can throw your target 10 yards away and the whole focus of this [[http://bitmob.com/articles/the-manly-mans-mens-magazines-of-double-fines-trenched-for-men page the gameplay is to be as source material.]]creative as possible with your frags, the main character's dialogue is a constant stream of swears and he even looks a bit like Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}. [[Creator/SteveBlum And talks like him.]] It frequently veers into [[TestosteronePoisoning outright parody.]]
* ''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.



* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'': The old-school barbarian looking Simon, with ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'': Even 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.money smokes cigars like a badass.
* One promotional tagline used for ''VideoGame/CrimzonClover'' is "0% {{moe}}, 120% [[StuffBlowingUp explosion]]", a TakeThat at the trend of [[CuteEmUp cutesy-character shmups]] such as ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
* Another Creator/DoubleFine work, ''[[VideoGame/IronBrigade Trenched]]'', actually uses the magazine at the top of this [[http://bitmob.com/articles/the-manly-mans-mens-magazines-of-double-fines-trenched-for-men page as source material.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53_GV2aAg8 The EXTREME trailer]] for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2: The Old Gods''.
** PAGANS! VIKINGS! BOATS! MAPS! PILLAGE! LOOT! SACRIFICE! [[BadassBeard BEARD]]!



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

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* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'': Dante and Vergil are ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}: Wrath of War''. You play [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse The Horseman of War]] as he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against both extremely badass, gun-wielding [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] and Demons with a BFS named Chaoseater as well as other demonic toys. It's basically Zelda with the series is all about DemonSlaying in stylish-as-hell fashion.sheer testosterone of the VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}} games. You open chests by ''punching them''. You open locked doors by ''stabbing them with knife keys''.



* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'':
** Sven the Rogue Knight, who is here to '''PUMP YOU UP''' (or '''GETS PUMPED UP''' himself). As a muscular knight, his strategy revolves in being manly as hell and build himself up so he can rush to the battlefield without fear and then wreak havoc with just self-buffs that cause massive splash damage. And a giant fist-formed RocketPunch for area stun.
** Skeleton King earned himself a reputation as "the manliest hero without testicles" due to being able to take and dish out an absurd amount of punishment. ''[[VideoGame/Dota2 Dota 2]]'' made this image canon upon retooling him as the Wraith King, making him a big, burly dude with [[BadassBeard a magnificent beard]], [[{{BFS}} a huge sword]], and NoIndoorVoice who can make the BadassBoast "DEATH IS MY BITCH!" and ''[[AutoRevive actually back it up]]''.
*** Doom can deal a really high amount of punishment to the enemy and is considered by many to be VERY OVERPOWERED!. It doesn't help in late games where Doom is especially considered to be at his strongest and plus any fight with an especially skilled Doom player will result in a Curb Stomp Battle. Basically Doom is a Hero that most players like to use because he is a One Man Army by Dota Standards. In the words of Doom "Go Ahead Call Your Team They Can't Undoom You
*** 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
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'': Dante and Vergil are both extremely badass, and the series is all about DemonSlaying in stylish-as-hell fashion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'' is probably the manliest of all the ''Disgaea'' games, notably in contrast to [[VideoGame/DisgaeaD2 the previous game]] which had only one major male party member, but in this game, the majority of the cast are buff martial artists.



* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Bang Shishigami. 'Nuff said.
** In fact, about 2/3 of the cast in this game is either manly overload, or extremely hot babes.
*** The other 1/3 consists of TokenMiniMoe, EldritchAbomination... and, depending on who you ask, the DarkSkinnedBlond GenkiGirl {{Cloudcuckoolander}} catgirl with a ([[TheFaceless lack of]]) face made of pure scary falls either here or in the previous 2/3s, so take from that what you will.
** Except Jin. Who falls mostly into AmbiguouslyGay SissyVillain territory, especially around Ragna. [[spoiler:Ironic considering that he becomes Hakumen, part of the above 2/3]]. And even Jin becomes an insanely badass {{Determinator}} about halfway through the sequel.
* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients''
** Sven the Rogue Knight, who is here to '''PUMP YOU UP''' (or '''GETS PUMPED UP''' himself). As a muscular knight, his strategy revolves in being manly as hell and build himself up so he can rush to the battlefield without fear and then wreak havoc with just self-buffs that cause massive splash damage. And a giant fist-formed RocketPunch for area stun.
** Skeleton King earned himself a reputation as "the manliest hero without testicles" due to being able to take and dish out an absurd amount of punishment. ''[[VideoGame/Dota2 Dota 2]]'' made this image canon upon retooling him as the Wraith King, making him a big, burly dude with [[BadassBeard a magnificent beard]], [[{{BFS}} a huge sword]], and NoIndoorVoice who can make the BadassBoast "DEATH IS MY BITCH!" and ''[[AutoRevive actually back it up]]''.
*** Doom can deal a really high amount of punishment to the enemy and is considered by many to be VERY OVERPOWERED!. It doesn't help in late games where Doom is especially considered to be at his strongest and plus any fight with an especially skilled Doom player will result in a Curb Stomp Battle. Basically Doom is a Hero that most players like to use because he is a One Man Army by Dota Standards. In the words of Doom "Go Ahead Call Your Team They Can't Undoom You
*** 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



* ''VideoGame/DragonValor'', a game about slaying dragons. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOtCl0Dzqjc Its intro really says it all.]]



* Like ''Duke Nukem'', ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013'' is all about leading a foul-mouthed, violent douchebag around to blast apart demonic invaders with an assortment of overpowered firearms, only this time it's {{Far East}}ern CorporateSamurai badassery as opposed to Duke's all-American tough guy schtick.
* ''VideoGame/FZero''; this game not only brings us [[MemeticBadass Captain Falcon]], but Samurai Goroh, Black Shadow, Super Arrow, and tons of other muscular masked racecar drivers. In a Japanese game with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, there is only one {{bishonen}} in the game (Jack Levin) and even he's manlier then most!
** Forget the ''men''! Mrs. Arrow, one of the few women in this sausagefest, outright ''shames'' most of the men in the series. She's easily one of the best racers and is depicted as a confident woman [[AmazonianBeauty with the muscular physique of a female bodybuilder]]. She also happens to [[HenpeckedHusband emasculate her husband]], who is a bona-fide ''{{superhero}}'' and the '''''defender of Earth'''''. In spite of this, she's still eye-candy, has a ''very'' [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure feminine figure]], and is ([[{{Tsundere}} at heart]]) a sweet, caring, nurturing, loving housewife and friend who [[SpoiledSweet grew up]] as an {{Ojou}} with an aptitude for music and [[{{Omniglot}} linguistics]] and a fondness of [[{{Socialite}} high class culture]]. Try wrapping your heads around ''that''.
** Special note goes to Baba, who pretty much ''epitomizes'' MachoCamp ([[MistakenForGay unless he's really just a]] [[CampStraight overly flamboyant]] {{narcissist}}), and even ''he'' could give some guys on this page a run for their money.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and its sequels may as well be called "Rated M For Manly: The Game". Big hulking badasses deliver [[BondOneLiner one liners]] while [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]] and [[MoreDakka shooting]] whatever enemies get in their path.
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Soriz prides himself in being a REAL MAN! Which, to him, involves always being true to his heart. Yes, that includes both heroism and dirty antics.
--> "Nothing is stronger than he who follows the passions of his heart! NOTHING!"
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}''. How about killing alien zombie gangsters with {{hand cannon}}s on each hand and a BFG hanging from your back, or Katana fighting Tanks with a Blind BadassLongcoat wearing DeadpanSnarker (said katanas have pistols on the handles) or Electrocuting said Zombie alien gangsters with an electric guitar wielded by a Rocking Ghost that looks like a Vash The Stampede expy? and that is not counting the Bosses.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a fighting game chock full of rock/metal music references. The main character is a tough-as-nails, [[SirSwearsALot swearing]], rebellious, all-American GeniusBruiser BountyHunter who hunts down inhuman monsters with a HotBlade that looks like a mix between a gas lighter and a cricket bat, and listens to Music/{{Queen}} and builds awesome weapons in his spare time, and he can transform into [[DraconicHumanoid a humanoid dragon]].



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': The whole Internet is [[EvenTheGuysWantHim GAR]] for Archer. Berserker drips manliness as well, but of the more brutal type.
** On the same token, ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''... [[ImprobablyFemaleCast sorta]]. {{The on|eGuy}}ly [[PosthumousCharacter living]] [[TheOneGuy guys]], other than the BigBad (who is just plain AxCrazy), are so absurdly manly that you'll grow a beard from playing just one route.
** And also Rider of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. There's a reason he was known as the [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King of Conquerers]] in life.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' (aka ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' the game): Lu Bu, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei best exemplify this trope. Deng Ai, Sun Jian and Xiahou Dun as well. Also it's [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Japanese counterpart]], which has [[BattleButler Tadakatsu Honda]], Magoichi Saika, [[TheBigGuy Keiji Maeda]], UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, and Yagyu Munenori who doesn't even have to draw his sword to kick your ass!
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' features a beefy man-among-men blacksmith who forges swords with nothing but his tight pants, Fabio hair and his thick, hardened muscles.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' will go down in history as one of great examples of this trope.
The whole Internet game is [[EvenTheGuysWantHim GAR]] set in a land of fantasy Vikings, now in the grip of civil war. Around you, a great empire has crumbled, and its remnant struggles against Nazi elves. The world is about to die, devoured by a dragon god whose reptile servants already roam the skies. And you're the legendary Dragonborn, the only one who can stop them. You kill dragons in droves and eat their souls to gain their might, while a ''barbarian choir'' chants [[ThemeMusicPowerUp a song about how awesome you are]] in DRAGON LANGUAGE. Did we mention that character creation includes an incredible number of options for Archer. Berserker drips [[BadassBeard facial hair]]?
** The teaser trailer to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Narrated by [[BadassGrandpa Max Von Sydow]] with a Norse-inspired choir and orchestra in the background. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSRtYpNRoN0&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJSRtYpNRoN0&has_verified=1 Watch it here.]]
*** We might add that the trailer features a man weathering the full force of a dragon's flames with nothing but a metal shield, then ''[[SonicScream shouting it down]]'' before summarily kicking its ass.
** The live-action trailer is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AenlOEXao&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dw1AenlOEXao&has_verified=1 equally badass]].
** Worth pointing out that for [[HornyVikings Nords]], being manly is practically their [[PlanetOfHats racial hat]]. They're big, they're burly, they're hairy (mostly), they love mead and fighting, and they call you a priss if you use magic. Not just the men, [[ActionGirl the women too]].
*** If you are Imperial and wear heavy armour, Nord guards will remark that "[[StayInTheKitchen you clang like a kitchen and should stay in one]]". If you're playing as an elf and use elven weapons and armour, [[ScrewYouElves you get mocked even more]] for using fancy moonstone weapons instead of real weapons made from "good old fashioned steel".
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier''. The four male protagonists are a cop, a cowboy, and two badass martial artists. The females are a foxgirl, a demon-girl, two {{Robot Girl}}s, and a pair of busty princesses for good measure. And to top if off, they got a half-dozen armored assault mecha for ''sidekicks''.
* ''VideoGame/FZero''; this game not only brings us [[MemeticBadass Captain Falcon]], but Samurai Goroh, Black Shadow, Super Arrow, and tons of other muscular masked racecar drivers. In a Japanese game with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, there is only one {{bishonen}} in the game (Jack Levin) and even he's manlier then most!
** Forget the ''men''! Mrs. Arrow, one of the few women in this sausagefest, outright ''shames'' most of the men in the series. She's easily one of the best racers and is depicted as a confident woman [[AmazonianBeauty with the muscular physique of a female bodybuilder]]. She also happens to [[HenpeckedHusband emasculate her husband]], who is a bona-fide ''{{superhero}}'' and the '''''defender of Earth'''''. In spite of this, she's still eye-candy, has a ''very'' [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure feminine figure]], and is ([[{{Tsundere}} at heart]]) a sweet, caring, nurturing, loving housewife and friend who [[SpoiledSweet grew up]] as an {{Ojou}} with an aptitude for music and [[{{Omniglot}} linguistics]] and a fondness of [[{{Socialite}} high class culture]]. Try wrapping your heads around ''that''.
** Special note goes to Baba, who pretty much ''epitomizes'' MachoCamp ([[MistakenForGay unless he's really just a]] [[CampStraight overly flamboyant]] {{narcissist}}), and even ''he'' could give some guys on this page a run for their money.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', in that cheesy, over-the-top 80s sci-fi kind of way. Everything bleeds neon, lessening the impact, but gore is still copious.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' gives us Locke Cole, the heroic badass thief; Cyan Garamonde, the noble badass swordsman; Shadow the badass ninja; Edgar Roni Figaro, the chainsaw-weilding badass king who gave up his freedom for the throne, and his brother Sabin Rene Figaro, the badass ''BoisterousBruiser'' who traded the throne for his freedom. [[MemeticMutation Then the motherfucker SUPLEXED A TRAIN.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Barrett, the ''huge'', loud, easily-angered LargeHam and leader of a militant group of environmental activists who has a giant gun in place of one of his hands.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' gives us the tag-team duo of Jecht and Auron. Wither in shame as we enumerate their manliness:
** Jecht [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7UhFYi8S4k hurls meteors]]. Prior to that, he was a professional athlete superstar with the body of a bronzed god, perpetual shirtlessness, and masculine facial hair. When he ends up in Spira, he's immediately put in jail for being a raging drunken jackass. About the only mark against his
manliness as well, is his lousy treatment of his son, but in the end he takes responsibility for his failures, thus attaining perfection.
*** Not to mention the final battle against him, in which he fights the heroes as a giant flaming Kaiju, whom at one point arms himself with a {{BFS}} by ''[[MachoMasochism yanking it out of his chest]]''. All to the tune on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbLQhzsJG0A Otherworld]].
** 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 more brutal type.
** On
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 same token, ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''... [[ImprobablyFemaleCast sorta]]. {{The on|eGuy}}ly [[PosthumousCharacter living]] [[TheOneGuy guys]], other than the BigBad (who ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' universe to back-talk Hades and nearly kill Hercules with one hand.
* Also from ''Dissidia'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]]. He
is just plain AxCrazy), are so absurdly manly [[PowerFloats above walking]], [[BlackKnight is clad in]] [[SpikesOfVillainy some kickass armor]], drops ''twin'' meteors on your ass and blasts you with FrickinLaserBeams. [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/a/a6/Golbez_alternative.png Oh, and this is what he looks like, with and without his armor.]] It helps that you'll grow a beard from playing just one route.
** And also Rider of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. There's a reason
he was known as a DarthVaderClone in his original game (and Vader himself is under Film, above).
** Speaking of, Jecht, mentioned above, manages to go from manly to even more terrifying strong. ''Without'' being in his Aeon form, he throws a punch at Tidus and whiffs him, and it ''still'' [[BlownAcrossTheRoom sends him flying.]] And Jecht estimates it would be ''three days'' before he woke up, imagine what would have happened if
the [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King punch actually connected!
* Sazh in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Specifically, [[spoiler:in crystal stasis. See [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101220203016/finalfantasy/images/3/3c/Sazh_crystal_sketch.jpg this picture]]]], where he looks like he's about to get up and kick ass [[spoiler:even though he's solid crystal]]. Also, Chocobo in the 'fro, 'nuff said.
** Snow, who, despite the name, is a 6'7" dude in a longcoat and bandana with stubble who runs around shouting about heroism, beating up pagan gods with his bear hands (his weapon is the longcoat itself), riding around in a bike made out
of Conquerers]] attractive robot women, and leading a resistance movement that specializes in life.turning random mothers into badasses and whose favorite move is protecting others with [[MemeticMutation STEELGUARD]]! His appearance in XIII-2 cranks this UpToEleven by ''removing his ability to die''.
* ''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]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'': You jump/fly around the world, [[LudicrousGibs gib]] everything in front of you and you die a lot. Imagine that, at infinite.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'': You jump/fly around the world, [[LudicrousGibs gib]] everything in front of you ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and you die a lot. Imagine that, at infinite.its sequels may as well be called "Rated M For Manly: The Game". Big hulking badasses deliver [[BondOneLiner one liners]] while [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]] and [[MoreDakka shooting]] whatever enemies get in their path.



* ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}''War|Series}}'':



* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Soriz prides himself in being a REAL MAN! Which, to him, involves always being true to his heart. Yes, that includes both heroism and dirty antics.
--> "Nothing is stronger than he who follows the passions of his heart! NOTHING!"
* Short story for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' is the games are an anti social justice warrior's wet dream come true. There is a mission structure but eschewing that and causing as much mayhem and chaos as you can is actively encouraged by the game itself and the fan community alike. Abuse and trolling make you a man, violence torture and drug use make you a man, [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster criminal activity makes you a man.]] Thing is it works, despite it being a MoralGuardians worst nightmare the series has had one critically acclaimed and best seller after another, with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' being the best...worst? example made in 2013 and still considered the biggest and best selling game ever made.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a fighting game chock full of rock/metal music references. The main character is a tough-as-nails, [[SirSwearsALot swearing]], rebellious, all-American GeniusBruiser BountyHunter who hunts down inhuman monsters with a HotBlade that looks like a mix between a gas lighter and a cricket bat, and listens to Music/{{Queen}} and builds awesome weapons in his spare time, and he can transform into [[DraconicHumanoid a humanoid dragon]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}''. How about killing alien zombie gangsters with {{hand cannon}}s on each hand and a BFG hanging from your back, or Katana fighting Tanks with a Blind BadassLongcoat wearing DeadpanSnarker (said katanas have pistols on the handles) or Electrocuting said Zombie alien gangsters with an electric guitar wielded by a Rocking Ghost that looks like a Vash The Stampede expy? and that is not counting the Bosses.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'': Gordon Freeman may be a theoretical physicist, but he goes after invading alien armies ''with a freakin' crowbar!!'' And he's the strong, silent type. Lampshaded by Alyx Vance.
--> '''Alyx:''' Man of few words, aren't you?



* ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}''. This is CAVE's last game that uses a purely military aesthetic, and on top of that all named characters are male.
* This trope is apparently the reason [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] hasn't been in any of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, aside from being too similar to [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Clayton]]. Actual examples from the series, most of which are [[spoiler:incarnations of BigBad Xehanort]]:
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Ansem, Seeker of Darkness]]. One of the hugest [[LargeHam hams]] in the series too.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Xemnas]], voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese.
** [[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.]]



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. It's the first game in the series to be rated Teen (not that that necessarily means, mind you). Link can turn into a ''wolf'', sumo-wrestles a Goron at one point, and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower uses his own physical strength]] more than ever before.
** Ganondorf takes this even further in all his appearances, not just ''Twilight Princess''. While Link has accomplished some pretty manly feats, Ganon is just as powerful and looks the part too. He's an ''extremely'' tall, ''extremely'' manly EvilOverlord GeniusBruiser and wields the Triforce of Power, making him one of the single most powerful beings in the ''Zelda'' universe. ''Twilight Princess'' even has him survive an execution attempt ''after being stabbed through his armor''.



* ''Franchise/MassEffect''

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''''Franchise/MassEffect'':



* ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}''

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* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is probably the manliest adaptation of Tolkien's work yet. You, with a big-ass sword and dagger, can run around Mordor at your leisure decapitating Uruks in various brutal fashions, tame and ride ginormous Graugs and Caragors, all while on a quest to free the curse of an undead Wraith bonded to you permanently to avenge the murder of your wife and son, all while being able to ''cheat death'' in the face of your toughest enemies..



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



* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}''''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' at times. We have Death Metal, covered in tattoos and with decorative bolts in his face. A little before you get to him there's a picture in his mansion of him sittin' with a hot woman. Destroyman, although insane, has a codpiece that fires super lasers. In [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle the sequel]], Travis himself gets a great manly moment in the form of one of his Dark Side powers, in which he turns into a friggin' tiger and shreds mooks to pieces. We also get Charlie [=McDonald=], who fights alongside his throes of under-cleavage showing, UncannyValley invoking cheerleaders. Letz Shake returns as a robot that looks like a giant penis. Also, Travis's bikes, both of which are called the Schpeltiger.
* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'':



* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'': Even the money smokes cigars like a badass.

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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'': Even While the money smokes cigars like smaller, cuter ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' tend to get all the attention, several of them evolve into much larger badass forms. Other Pokemon start and stay that way. Also [[MemeticBadass Gary Oak]].
** Strictly all of the Generation 1 starters, with Charizard being the most prominent example.
** From Johto we have Feraligatr (a very manly cyan-gator, with massive jowls, capable of tearing it's prey to shreds.)
** Groudon (it's
a badass.lava-controlling, earthquake-making dinosaurian badass)
** Garchomp (because it's a desert shark/dragon with JET ENGINES. also has "Gar" in his name)
** Machoke and its evolution, Machamp. (quite obviously)
** Tyranitar, a very powerful [[RentAZilla Godzilla-like]] rock monster covered in hard armor with spikes everywhere.
** Aggron (is a steel-plated triceratops partly made of rock)
** Nidoking, ''especially'' the one that Gary Oak owns
** Gyarados (it's a giant SeaMonster with a well-groomed BadassMustache. )
** Haxorus (a [[DinosaursAreDragons dinosaurian dragon]] with [[AnAxeToGrind tusks that resemble a battle axe]])
** Blaziken (a {{Shotoclone}} [[BirdPeople Bird Man]] that shoots fire from its wrists)
** Tyrantrum (a [[BadassBeard bearded]] TyrannosaurusRex that's also [[DinosaursAreDragons somehow a dragon]])
** Incineroar (an [[HeroicBuild extremely buff]] [[PantheraAwesome bipedal tiger]] {{heel}} wrestler with a championship belt made out of fire)
** Tauros, Bouffalant, Zekrom, Arcanine... the list goes on.
*** Zekrom was specifically designed to be "hard" and "masculine" compared to its counterpart Reshiram, who has a softer, more angel-like appearance.
** Mewtwo who can probably destroy all these pokemon with his mind.
** The humans in the franchise aren't exempt from this, either.
** Drayden is a muscular, bearded man who wrestles with his fully evolved ''dragons''. To toughen ''them'' up.
** Chuck, Bruno, and Marshal are huge, muscular Fighting-type Trainers, emphasized by the former two's WalkingShirtlessScene[=s=]. Chuck's official art even shows him hefting a giant dumbbell.
* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' and its sequels all feature a protagonist dressed in a [[BadassLongcoat leather trenchcoat]], [[CoolShades sunglasses]] and having a BadassBaritone for a voice. The manlyness of the games come from the high amounts of gore, hot chicks, [[CrossesTheLineTwice Osama Bin Laden]] and the cool weapons you can use to slaughter your way through everyone, from [[ShovelStrike shovels]] to a [[{{BFG}} nuclear rocket launcher]] in the second game's expansion pack. Oh, [[ToiletHumour and you can piss on everyone too]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'': You jump/fly around the world, [[LudicrousGibs gib]] everything in front of you and you die a lot. Imagine that, at infinite.



* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': John Marston, covered in scars, sporting a BadassBeard and taking up his guns to track down his old gangmates and save his wife and son, truly is as manly as they come.



* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''
** And if there's any doubt, the tagline for the third game is "No Cover, All Man"
* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''

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* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''
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''VideoGame/SeriousSam''. And if there's any doubt, the tagline for the third game is "No Cover, All Man"
* Like ''Duke Nukem'', ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013'' is all about leading a foul-mouthed, violent douchebag around to blast apart demonic invaders with an assortment of overpowered firearms, only this time it's {{Far East}}ern CorporateSamurai badassery as opposed to Duke's all-American tough guy schtick.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shatterhand}}'', you're a dude in shades and a vest who runs around punching robots to death.
* ''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.
* The 2010 reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' features a heavy metal soundtrack and a trash-talking mask while you brutally beat your way through monsters.
* Most ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' games, or at the very least the ones involving Guile. Or Charlie. So, in other words, pretty much all of them.
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''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Bowser, Mario's ArchEnemy, is a giant fire-breathing turtle monster covered in SpikesOfVillainy who's very boastful, arrogant, powerful and badass. While he's more of a comic relief villain in the RPG spinoffs, one RPG - ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' - has Bowser as one of the protagonists and ironically depicts him at his manliest.
** Wario, Mario's EvilDoppelganger, is a big guy with a huge mustache and huger arms and a boorish, slobbish attitude towards everything, who thinks of himself as the epitome of machismo. He's also well known for his StoutStrength and [[NighInvulnerability resilience]].
** The series has other bit characters that fit this trope, such as [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Rawk Hawk]] and [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the Massif Bros.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' itself is nothing to sneeze at in this department. Given the amount of anime series with {{Hot Blood|ed}} involved in most installments, it's no wonder that all the manliness rubs off on the most quiet or wimpy characters.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', when someone speaks (and [[MemeticMutation firin' his]] [[KamehameHadoken lazorz]]) [[BadassBack with his back]], the manliness meter gets broken. Ladies and gentlemen, say hi to Malik Caesars.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Saxton HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!!!
** Most of the classes can qualify. The Heavy is a mountain of a man whose main weapon is an equally enormous minigun. [[ICallItVera Named Sasha.]]
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'':



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. It's the first game in the series to be rated Teen (not that that necessarily means, mind you). Link can turn into a ''wolf'', sumo-wrestles a Goron at one point, and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower uses his own physical strength]] more than ever before.
** Ganondorf takes this even further in all his appearances, not just ''Twilight Princess''. While Link has accomplished some pretty manly feats, Ganon is just as powerful and looks the part too. He's an ''extremely'' tall, ''extremely'' manly EvilOverlord GeniusBruiser and wields the Triforce of Power, making him one of the single most powerful beings in the ''Zelda'' universe. ''Twilight Princess'' even has him survive an execution attempt ''after being stabbed through his armor''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' features a beefy man-among-men blacksmith who forges swords with nothing but his tight pants, Fabio hair and his thick, hardened muscles.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' will go down in history as one of great examples of this trope. The game is set in a land of fantasy Vikings, now in the grip of civil war. Around you, a great empire has crumbled, and its remnant struggles against Nazi elves. The world is about to die, devoured by a dragon god whose reptile servants already roam the skies. And you're the legendary Dragonborn, the only one who can stop them. You kill dragons in droves and eat their souls to gain their might, while a ''barbarian choir'' chants [[ThemeMusicPowerUp a song about how awesome you are]] in DRAGON LANGUAGE. Did we mention that character creation includes an incredible number of options for [[BadassBeard facial hair]]?
** The teaser trailer to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Narrated by [[BadassGrandpa Max Von Sydow]] with a Norse-inspired choir and orchestra in the background. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSRtYpNRoN0&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJSRtYpNRoN0&has_verified=1 Watch it here.]]
*** We might add that the trailer features a man weathering the full force of a dragon's flames with nothing but a metal shield, then ''[[SonicScream shouting it down]]'' before summarily kicking its ass.
** The live-action trailer is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AenlOEXao&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dw1AenlOEXao&has_verified=1 equally badass]].
** Worth pointing out that for [[HornyVikings Nords]], being manly is practically their [[PlanetOfHats racial hat]]. They're big, they're burly, they're hairy (mostly), they love mead and fighting, and they call you a priss if you use magic. Not just the men, [[ActionGirl the women too]].
*** If you are Imperial and wear heavy armour, Nord guards will remark that "[[StayInTheKitchen you clang like a kitchen and should stay in one]]". If you're playing as an elf and use elven weapons and armour, [[ScrewYouElves you get mocked even more]] for using fancy moonstone weapons instead of real weapons made from "good old fashioned steel".

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. It's the first game in the series to be rated Teen (not that that necessarily means, mind you). Link can turn into a ''wolf'', sumo-wrestles a Goron at one point, and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower uses his own physical strength]] more than ever before.
** Ganondorf takes this even further in all his appearances, not just ''Twilight Princess''. While Link has accomplished some pretty manly feats, Ganon is just as powerful and looks the part too. He's an ''extremely'' tall, ''extremely'' manly EvilOverlord GeniusBruiser and wields the Triforce of Power, making him one of the single most powerful beings in the ''Zelda'' universe. ''Twilight Princess'' even has him survive an execution attempt ''after being stabbed through his armor''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' features a beefy man-among-men blacksmith who forges swords with nothing but his tight pants, Fabio hair and his thick, hardened muscles.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' will go down in history as one of great examples of this trope. The game is set in a land of fantasy Vikings, now in the grip of civil war. Around you, a great empire has crumbled, and its remnant struggles against Nazi elves. The world is about to die, devoured by a dragon god whose reptile servants already roam the skies. And you're the legendary Dragonborn, the only one who can stop them. You kill dragons in droves and eat their souls to gain their might, while a ''barbarian choir'' chants [[ThemeMusicPowerUp a song about how awesome you are]] in DRAGON LANGUAGE. Did we mention that character creation includes an incredible number of options for [[BadassBeard facial hair]]?
** The teaser trailer to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Narrated by [[BadassGrandpa Max Von Sydow]] with a Norse-inspired choir and orchestra in the background. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSRtYpNRoN0&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJSRtYpNRoN0&has_verified=1 Watch it here.]]
*** We might add that the trailer features a man weathering the full force of a dragon's flames with nothing but a metal shield, then ''[[SonicScream shouting it down]]'' before summarily kicking its ass.
** The live-action trailer is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AenlOEXao&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dw1AenlOEXao&has_verified=1 equally badass]].
** Worth pointing out that for [[HornyVikings Nords]], being manly is practically their [[PlanetOfHats racial hat]]. They're big, they're burly, they're hairy (mostly), they love mead and fighting, and they call you a priss if you use magic. Not just the men, [[ActionGirl the women too]].
*** If you are Imperial and wear heavy armour, Nord guards will remark that "[[StayInTheKitchen you clang like a kitchen and should stay in one]]". If you're playing as an elf and use elven weapons and armour, [[ScrewYouElves you get mocked even more]] for using fancy moonstone weapons instead of real weapons made from "good old fashioned steel".
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%%* ''VideoGame/{{Vietcong}}''



* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}: Wrath of War''. You play [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse The Horseman of War]] as he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against both gun-wielding [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] and Demons with a BFS named Chaoseater as well as other demonic toys. It's basically Zelda with the sheer testosterone of the VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}} games. You open chests by ''punching them''. You open locked doors by ''stabbing them with knife keys''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' gives us Locke Cole, the heroic badass thief; Cyan Garamonde, the noble badass swordsman; Shadow the badass ninja; Edgar Roni Figaro, the chainsaw-weilding badass king who gave up his freedom for the throne, and his brother Sabin Rene Figaro, the badass ''BoisterousBruiser'' who traded the throne for his freedom. [[MemeticMutation Then the motherfucker SUPLEXED A TRAIN.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Barrett, the ''huge'', loud, easily-angered LargeHam and leader of a militant group of environmental activists who has a giant gun in place of one of his hands.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' gives us the tag-team duo of Jecht and Auron. Wither in shame as we enumerate their manliness:
** Jecht [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7UhFYi8S4k hurls meteors]]. Prior to that, he was a professional athlete superstar with the body of a bronzed god, perpetual shirtlessness, and masculine facial hair. When he ends up in Spira, he's immediately put in jail for being a raging drunken jackass. About the only mark against his manliness is his lousy treatment of his son, but in the end he takes responsibility for his failures, thus attaining perfection.
*** Not to mention the final battle against him, in which he fights the heroes as a giant flaming Kaiju, whom at one point arms himself with a {{BFS}} by ''[[MachoMasochism yanking it out of his chest]]''. All to the tune on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbLQhzsJG0A Otherworld]].
** 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.
* Also from ''Dissidia'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]]. He is [[PowerFloats above walking]], [[BlackKnight is clad in]] [[SpikesOfVillainy some kickass armor]], drops ''twin'' meteors on your ass and blasts you with FrickinLaserBeams. [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/a/a6/Golbez_alternative.png Oh, and this is what he looks like, with and without his armor.]] It helps that he was a DarthVaderClone in his original game (and Vader himself is under Film, above).
** Speaking of, Jecht, mentioned above, manages to go from manly to even more terrifying strong. ''Without'' being in his Aeon form, he throws a punch at Tidus and whiffs him, and it ''still'' [[BlownAcrossTheRoom sends him flying.]] And Jecht estimates it would be ''three days'' before he woke up, imagine what would have happened if the punch actually connected!
* Sazh in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Specifically, [[spoiler:in crystal stasis. See [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101220203016/finalfantasy/images/3/3c/Sazh_crystal_sketch.jpg this picture]]]], where he looks like he's about to get up and kick ass [[spoiler:even though he's solid crystal]]. Also, Chocobo in the 'fro, 'nuff said.
** Snow, who, despite the name, is a 6'7" dude in a longcoat and bandana with stubble who runs around shouting about heroism, beating up pagan gods with his bear hands (his weapon is the longcoat itself), riding around in a bike made out of attractive robot women, and leading a resistance movement that specializes in turning random mothers into badasses and whose favorite move is protecting others with [[MemeticMutation STEELGUARD]]! His appearance in XIII-2 cranks this UpToEleven by ''removing his ability to die''.
* This trope is apparently the reason [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] hasn't been in any of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, aside from being too similar to [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Clayton]]. Actual examples from the series, most of which are [[spoiler:incarnations of BigBad Xehanort]]:
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Ansem, Seeker of Darkness]]. One of the hugest [[LargeHam hams]] in the series too.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Xemnas]], voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese.
** [[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.]]
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier''. The four male protagonists are a cop, a cowboy, and two badass martial artists. The females are a foxgirl, a demon-girl, two {{Robot Girl}}s, and a pair of busty princesses for good measure. And to top if off, they got a half-dozen armored assault mecha for ''sidekicks''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' itself is nothing to sneeze at in this department. Given the amount of anime series with {{Hot Blood|ed}} involved in most installments, it's no wonder that all the manliness rubs off on the most quiet or wimpy characters.
* ''Mutant League Football'' and its sequel ''Mutant League Hockey''.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'': Gordon Freeman may be a theoretical physicist, but he goes after invading alien armies ''with a freakin' crowbar!!''
** And he's the strong, silent type. Lampshaded by Alyx Vance.
--> '''Alyx:''' Man of few words, aren't you?
* Most ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' games, or at the very least the ones involving Guile. Or Charlie. So, in other words, pretty much all of them.
* ''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]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': if it's not the fact that a simple kick to the face can throw your target 10 yards away and the whole focus of the gameplay is to be as creative as possible with your frags, the main character's dialogue is a constant stream of swears and he even looks a bit like Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}. [[Creator/SteveBlum And talks like him.]] It frequently veers into [[TestosteronePoisoning outright parody.]]
* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is probably the manliest adaptation of Tolkien's work yet. You, with a big-ass sword and dagger, can run around Mordor at your leisure decapitating Uruks in various brutal fashions, tame and ride ginormous Graugs and Caragors, all while on a quest to free the curse of an undead Wraith bonded to you permanently to avenge the murder of your wife and son, all while being able to ''cheat death'' in the face of your toughest enemies..
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' at times. We have Death Metal, covered in tattoos and with decorative bolts in his face. A little before you get to him there's a picture in his mansion of him sittin' with a hot woman. Destroyman, although insane, has a codpiece that fires super lasers. In [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle the sequel]], Travis himself gets a great manly moment in the form of one of his Dark Side powers, in which he turns into a friggin' tiger and shreds mooks to pieces. We also get Charlie [=McDonald=], who fights alongside his throes of under-cleavage showing, UncannyValley invoking cheerleaders. Letz Shake returns as a robot that looks like a giant penis. Also, Travis's bikes, both of which are called the Schpeltiger.
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': John Marston, covered in scars, sporting a BadassBeard and taking up his guns to track down his old gangmates and save his wife and son, truly is as manly as they come.
* ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}''.
* While the smaller, cuter ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' tend to get all the attention, several of them evolve into much larger badass forms. Other Pokemon start and stay that way. Also [[MemeticBadass Gary Oak]].
** Strictly all of the Generation 1 starters, with Charizard being the most prominent example.
** From Johto we have Feraligatr (a very manly cyan-gator, with massive jowls, capable of tearing it's prey to shreds.)
** Groudon (it's a lava-controlling, earthquake-making dinosaurian badass)
** Garchomp (because it's a desert shark/dragon with JET ENGINES. also has "Gar" in his name)
** Machoke and its evolution, Machamp. (quite obviously)
** Tyranitar, a very powerful [[RentAZilla Godzilla-like]] rock monster covered in hard armor with spikes everywhere.
** Aggron (is a steel-plated triceratops partly made of rock)
** Nidoking, ''especially'' the one that Gary Oak owns
** Gyarados (it's a giant SeaMonster with a well-groomed BadassMustache. )
** Haxorus (a [[DinosaursAreDragons dinosaurian dragon]] with [[AnAxeToGrind tusks that resemble a battle axe]])
** Blaziken (a {{Shotoclone}} [[BirdPeople Bird Man]] that shoots fire from its wrists)
** Tyrantrum (a [[BadassBeard bearded]] TyrannosaurusRex that's also [[DinosaursAreDragons somehow a dragon]])
** Incineroar (an [[HeroicBuild extremely buff]] [[PantheraAwesome bipedal tiger]] {{heel}} wrestler with a championship belt made out of fire)
** and many more. Tauros, Bouffalant, Zekrom, Arcanine... the list goes on.
*** Zekrom was specifically designed to be "hard" and "masculine" compared to its counterpart Reshiram, who has a softer, more angel-like appearance.
** Mewtwo who can probably destroy all these pokemon with his mind.
** The humans in the franchise aren't exempt from this, either.
** Drayden is a muscular, bearded man who wrestles with his fully evolved ''dragons''. To toughen ''them'' up.
** Chuck, Bruno, and Marshal are huge, muscular Fighting-type Trainers, emphasized by the former two's WalkingShirtlessScene[=s=]. Chuck's official art even shows him hefting a giant dumbbell.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Bowser, Mario's ArchEnemy, is a giant fire-breathing turtle monster covered in SpikesOfVillainy who's very boastful, arrogant, powerful and badass. While he's more of a comic relief villain in the RPG spinoffs, one RPG - ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' - has Bowser as one of the protagonists and ironically depicts him at his manliest.
** Wario, Mario's EvilDoppelganger, is a big guy with a huge mustache and huger arms and a boorish, slobbish attitude towards everything, who thinks of himself as the epitome of machismo. He's also well known for his StoutStrength and [[NighInvulnerability resilience]].
** The series has other bit characters that fit this trope, such as [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Rawk Hawk]] and [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the Massif Bros.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', when someone speaks (and [[MemeticMutation firin' his]] [[KamehameHadoken lazorz]]) [[BadassBack with his back]], the manliness meter gets broken. Ladies and gentlemen, say hi to Malik Caesars.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Saxton HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!!!
** Most of the classes can qualify. The Heavy is a mountain of a man whose main weapon is an equally enormous minigun. [[ICallItVera Named Sasha.]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonValor'', a game about slaying dragons. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOtCl0Dzqjc Its intro really says it all.]]
* ''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.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53_GV2aAg8 The EXTREME trailer]] for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2: The Old Gods''.
** PAGANS! VIKINGS! BOATS! MAPS! PILLAGE! LOOT! SACRIFICE! [[BadassBeard BEARD]]!
* ''VideoGame/{{Vietcong}}''
* Both ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. [[SequelEscalation The sequel]] to the latter becomes even more badass now that '''''Advertising/SegataSanshiro''''' has been announced!
* ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}''. It's a ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' inspired game where you take control of an assortment of [[{{Expy}} parodies]] of (mostly) 80's/90's [[ActionHero action heroes]] as you free the world from terrorists, aliens, and the undead in a relentless orgy of [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[LudicrousGibs blood]], and [[EverythingBreaks destruction]]. Just take a look at the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mOAQ7t9JjY trailer]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Shatterhand}}'', you're a dude in shades and a vest who runs around punching robots to death.
* The 2010 reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' features a heavy metal soundtrack and a trash-talking mask while you brutally beat your way through monsters.
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'' is probably the manliest of all the ''Disgaea'' games, notably in contrast to [[VideoGame/DisgaeaD2 the previous game]] which had only one major male party member, but in this game, the majority of the cast are buff martial artists.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', in that cheesy, over-the-top 80s sci-fi kind of way. Everything bleeds neon, lessening the impact, but gore is still copious.
* One promotional tagline used for ''VideoGame/CrimzonClover'' is "0% {{moe}}, 120% [[StuffBlowingUp explosion]]", a TakeThat at the trend of [[CuteEmUp cutesy-character shmups]] such as ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}''. This is CAVE's last game that uses a purely military aesthetic, and on top of that all named characters are male.
* If you're into manly, dig up the old Creator/BlizzardEntertainment side-scrolling platformer ''VideoGame/{{Blackthorne}}'' and its eponymous protagonist, Kyle Blackthorne. His character is designed from top to bottom to be a chiseled rock of manliness with his action hero mode of dress to his [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter choice of weapon]] to the fact he can OffhandBackhand someone with his shotgun with an unflinching sense of nonchalant and indifferent routine.
* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' and its sequels all feature a protagonist dressed in a [[BadassLongcoat leather trenchcoat]], [[CoolShades sunglasses]] and having a BadassBaritone for a voice. The manlyness of the games come from the high amounts of gore, hot chicks, [[CrossesTheLineTwice Osama Bin Laden]] and the cool weapons you can use to slaughter your way through everyone, from [[ShovelStrike shovels]] to a [[BigFuckingGun nuclear rocket launcher]] in the second game's expansion pack. Oh, [[ToiletHumor and you can piss on everyone too]].
* Short story for ''Series.GrandTheftAuto'' is the games are an anti social justice warrior's wet dream come true. There is a mission structure but eschewing that and causing as much mayhem and chaos as you can is actively encouraged by the game itself and the fan community alike. Abuse and trolling make you a man, violence torture and drug use make you a man, [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster criminal activity makes you a man.]] Thing is it works, despite it being a MoralGuardians worst nightmare the series has had one critically acclaimed and best seller after another, with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' being the best...worst? example made in 2013 and still considered the biggest and best selling game ever made.



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': The whole Internet is [[EvenTheGuysWantHim GAR]] for Archer. Berserker drips manliness as well, but of the more brutal type.
** On the same token, ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''... [[ImprobablyFemaleCast sorta]]. {{The on|eGuy}}ly [[PosthumousCharacter living]] [[TheOneGuy guys]], other than the BigBad (who is just plain AxCrazy), are so absurdly manly that you'll grow a beard from playing just one route.
** And also Rider of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. There's a reason he was known as the [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King of Conquerers]] in life.



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* Arguably, the Argentinean animated movie called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGo3WsnSSXg Boogie The Oily One]]". It contains every single archetype from any kind of action film (film noir, western, gangster film, etc.), but combines it with lots and lots of BlackHumor.

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* Arguably, the Argentinean animated movie called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGo3WsnSSXg Boogie The Oily One]]". It contains every single archetype from any kind of action film (film noir, western, gangster film, etc.), but combines it with lots and lots of BlackHumor.BlackComedy.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' Of the boys on the team, Cyborg is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side and his [[{{Determinator}} determination]] as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. [[BadassBoast I already am one!]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' Of the boys on the team, Cyborg ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side and his [[{{Determinator}} determination]] as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. [[BadassBoast I already am one!]]"
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}:'' Goliath, the LargeAndInCharge leader of the Manhattan Clan. He's not just big and strong, he's also a WarriorTherapist, and wise leader. If he gets pissed though, watch out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}:'' Goliath, the LargeAndInCharge leader of the Manhattan Clan. He's not just big and strong, he's also a WarriorTherapist, and a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure wise leader.leader]]. If he gets pissed though, watch out.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' One of the boys on the team, Cyborg is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side and his [[{{Determinator}} determination]] as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. I already am one!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' One of Of the boys on the team, Cyborg is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side and his [[{{Determinator}} determination]] as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. [[BadassBoast I already am one!"one!]]"
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Natsu Dragneel, the HotBlooded, [[PlayingWithFire fire breathing]] Dragon Slayer.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has Natsu Dragneel, the HotBlooded, [[PlayingWithFire fire breathing]] Dragon Slayer.



*** His grandson, Laxus follows suit, with being one of the strongest wizards in Fairy Tail, and packs a powerful [[ShackAndAwe lightning punch]].

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*** His grandson, Laxus follows suit, with being one of the strongest wizards in Fairy Tail, and packs a powerful [[ShackAndAwe [[ShockAndAwe lightning punch]].
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* Played for laugh in during the GenderBender arc in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. Kagura is not just turned into a male version of herself, she is turned into a muscular, imposing general straight out of RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms, complete with BadassBeard, [[BadassBaritone Coarsed Voice]], [[GoodScarsEvilScars a huge scar]] and a [[CoolHorse white horse]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}:'' Goliath, the LargeAndIncharge leader of the Manhattan Clan. He's not just big and strong, he's also a WarriorTherapist, and wise leader. If he gets pissed though, watch out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}:'' Goliath, the LargeAndIncharge LargeAndInCharge leader of the Manhattan Clan. He's not just big and strong, he's also a WarriorTherapist, and wise leader. If he gets pissed though, watch out.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' One of the boys on the team, Cyborg is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. I already am one!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:'' One of the boys on the team, Cyborg is the most masculine. Episodes focusing on him usual show not just his Badassery, but also his emotional side and his [[{{Determinator}} determination]] as well. He sums it up in this line in his epic final battle with his personal arch nemesis, Brother Blood, "I don't need you to make me a man. I already am one!"one!"
* Throughout the ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', we've been introduced to many, MANY, manly robots, but the most consist examples are [[BigGood Optimus Prime]], and [[BigBad Megatron]], the respective leaders of the Autobots, and Decepticons.
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Gray Fullbuster and Elfman. He (Elfman) believes everything should be settled with fists.
** Elfman's usually talking about things that are "Manly", or what a Man should do, and all of his emotions are Manly as well. It goes so far that in later episodes in both manga and anime other characters question whether Elfman himself understands what he is saying. And Natsu himself is has plenty of manliness about him.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Natsu Dragneel, the HotBlooded, [[PlayingWithFire fire breathing]] Dragon Slayer.
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Gray Fullbuster has a well trained physique, which he tends to show off by taking off his clothes, and Elfman. He (Elfman) is cool under pressure in a fight.
** Elfman, whose catchphrase includes the word 'Man',
believes everything should be settled with fists.
** *** Elfman's usually talking about things that are "Manly", or what a Man should do, and all of his emotions are Manly as well. It goes so far that in later episodes in both manga and anime other characters question whether Elfman himself understands what he is saying. And Natsu himself is has plenty of manliness about him.



** Makarov may be [[MiniatureSeniorCitizen old and tiny]], but he has a really big presence, and is a major PapaWolf to his guild.
*** His grandson, Laxus follows suit, with being one of the strongest wizards in Fairy Tail, and packs a powerful [[ShackAndAwe lightning punch]].



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* Anything written by Emilio Salgari. An example from the ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' novels is when the title character kills a tiger ''with a knife''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwfZ2k0Evc Here's the adaptation in the tv movies]]... And it was actually ''toned down'' from the novels (Sandokan had rushed the tiger from the side and toppled it, started strangling him with the unarmed hand, and then [[PreMortemOneLiner declared himself a tiger too]] before cutting the tiger's throat]]. And it wasn't to save his LoveInterest Marianna, but ''[[TheRival his romantic rival]]'').
** In a twist, Salgari does not refrain from showing when it's stupid and the characters could be better served by using their brains. For example, Sandokan declaring he'd kill the tiger with his knife prompted Marianna to try and shoot the tiger first because of just how ''stupid'' it is to face a tiger with a knife, and she said so to his face after the beast barely escaped her.
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** Mewtwo who can probably destroy all these pokemon with his mind.
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* ''Series/SevenDays'' is this trope, but with TimeTravel (and more than a little {{Eagleland}} as well).
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*** Zekrom was specifically designed to be "hard" and "masculine" compared to its counterpart Reshiram.
** 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.

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*** Zekrom was specifically designed to be "hard" and "masculine" compared to its counterpart Reshiram.
Reshiram, who has a softer, more angel-like appearance.
** The humans in the franchise aren't exempt from this. this, either.
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Drayden is a muscular, bearded man who wrestles with his fully evolved ''dragons''. To toughen ''them'' up.
** Chuck, Bruno, and Marshal are huge, muscular Fighting-type Trainers, emphasized by the former two's WalkingShirtlessScene[=s=]. Chuck's official art even shows him hefting a giant dumbbell.
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