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15th Jan '17 3:09:10 PM DustSnitch
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** By extension, Literature/CiaphasCain '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''' of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe, who was largely inspired by Flashman. He keeps up a Manly-and-BadAss-yet-humble facade to hide the fact that he'd rather be shuffling papers at a nice safe desk instead of going toe-to-toe with Hive Tyrants and Khorne Beserkers (though the skill with which he fights said monstrosities makes it a ''really'' convincing facade).

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** By extension, Literature/CiaphasCain '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''' of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe, who was largely inspired by Flashman. He keeps up a Manly-and-BadAss-yet-humble Manly-and-badass-yet-humble facade to hide the fact that he'd rather be shuffling papers at a nice safe desk instead of going toe-to-toe with Hive Tyrants and Khorne Beserkers (though the skill with which he fights said monstrosities makes it a ''really'' convincing facade).



* Many of Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson's stories (including his first published novel, ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig'') feature small groups of men (typically led by a BadAss) who face off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, sometimes an entire ZergRush of them; even in the stories where the heroes lose (or die), they sure don't go down without a fight. Hodgson himself was something of a RealLife badass, which tends to make the manliness seem that much more authentic.

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* Many of Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson's stories (including his first published novel, ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig'') feature small groups of men (typically led by a BadAss) badass) who face off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, sometimes an entire ZergRush of them; even in the stories where the heroes lose (or die), they sure don't go down without a fight. Hodgson himself was something of a RealLife badass, which tends to make the manliness seem that much more authentic.



* In [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness a gameline]] that usually emphasises horror, vulnerability and inner conflict, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' stands out as being supremely manly. Your character is a huge, shaggy, monstrous BloodKnight fighting in a ForeverWar against hordes of deformed monsters. The society you are part of is, accordingly, made up of scarred, eternally scowling veterans embarked in a constant battle of dominance where everyone tries to prove themselves a bigger BadAss than the rest.

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* In [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness a gameline]] that usually emphasises horror, vulnerability and inner conflict, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' stands out as being supremely manly. Your character is a huge, shaggy, monstrous BloodKnight fighting in a ForeverWar against hordes of deformed monsters. The society you are part of is, accordingly, made up of scarred, eternally scowling veterans embarked in a constant battle of dominance where everyone tries to prove themselves a bigger BadAss badass than the rest.



* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and its sequels may as well be called "Rated M For Manly: The Game". Big hulking [[BadAss badasses]] deliver [[BondOneLiner one liners]] while [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]] and [[MoreDakka shooting]] whatever enemies get in their path.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and its sequels may as well be called "Rated M For Manly: The Game". Big hulking [[BadAss badasses]] badasses deliver [[BondOneLiner one liners]] while [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]] and [[MoreDakka shooting]] whatever enemies get in their path.



** Hell, even fortress mode is pretty manly. Mostly your legendary soldiers, who will become (if they don't die) so BadAss they can go and slaughter {{Eldritch Abomination}}s on their own or entire goblin sieges, but your blacksmiths are generally pretty manly because they don't even need a hammer to work, they just hammer the metal with their fists.

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** Hell, even fortress mode is pretty manly. Mostly your legendary soldiers, who will become (if they don't die) so BadAss badass they can go and slaughter {{Eldritch Abomination}}s on their own or entire goblin sieges, but your blacksmiths are generally pretty manly because they don't even need a hammer to work, they just hammer the metal with their fists.



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

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



* ''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.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' gives us Locke Cole, the heroic BadAss badass thief; Cyan Garamonde, the noble BadAss badass swordsman; Shadow the BadAss badass ninja; Edgar Roni Figaro, the chainsaw-weilding BadAss badass king who gave up his freedom for the throne, and his brother Sabin Rene Figaro, the BadAss badass ''BoisterousBruiser'' who traded the throne for his freedom. [[MemeticMutation Then the motherfucker SUPLEXED A TRAIN.]]
15th Jan '17 8:55:53 AM SAMAS
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Several of the titular monsters. Also [[MemeticBadass Gary Oak]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Several of
While the titular monsters.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]].
10th Jan '17 11:09:11 AM ACW
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*''Manga/DogSoldier'' is a love letter to 80s action films.
3rd Jan '17 1:53:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'': John Freeman fights with [[RougeAnglesOfSatin bear]] hands, performs multiple backflips and other cool moves, is a OneManArmy and even pulls a [[strike: k]]nife out of his own back to use on the enemy. ''BadAss!''

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* ''Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'': John Freeman fights with [[RougeAnglesOfSatin bear]] hands, performs multiple backflips and other cool moves, is a OneManArmy and even pulls a [[strike: k]]nife out of his own back to use on the enemy. ''BadAss!''''Badass!''
31st Dec '16 6:32:35 AM contrafanxxx
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* ''Film/DeathRace''. It's a film about a modern gladiator game where prisoners, all [[BadassDrivers badass racers]] with nicknames such as "Frankenstein" and "Machine Gun Joe," compete in a race in which 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 [[BadassDrivers [[BadassDriver badass racers]] with nicknames such as "Frankenstein" and "Machine Gun Joe," compete in a race in which 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?!''
28th Dec '16 9:24:58 AM thekeyofe
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** Personified in this quote:
--> '''Wolfman''' (watching footage of planes getting shot down): This gives me a hard-on.
28th Dec '16 2:12:22 AM TimeLordVictorious
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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.

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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 up being {{Deconstructed}}. 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.]]
25th Dec '16 2:29:21 PM MiddleEighth
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*Andro, by virtue of his very name, in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone''.
24th Dec '16 7:37:27 PM Metalhead14
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* ''VideoGame/DantesInferno''. A man's quest for redemption through ''hell itself'' to get his wife back, all while sporting a red cross he ''sewed into his own chest''.


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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..
17th Dec '16 11:36:00 PM Darthrai
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** One of the most famous examples in fiction is [[TheHeavy Darth Vader]] in the original trilogy and especially in ''Film/RogueOne'', with his [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] [[BadassBaritone voice]], [[EvilIsBigger hulking build]], [[TinTyrant sleek armor]], and overwhelming strength and [[GeniusBruiser intelligence]]. Vader's ideal of manliness is a factor behind his success as a villain and as a franchise icon, and [[DarthVaderClone he inspired a slew of expies]] that tend to follow this trope as well and can be found on this very page.

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** One of the most famous examples in fiction is [[TheHeavy Darth Vader]] in the original trilogy and especially in ''Film/RogueOne'', with his [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] [[BadassBaritone voice]], [[EvilIsBigger hulking build]], [[TinTyrant sleek armor]], and overwhelming strength and [[GeniusBruiser intelligence]]. Vader's ideal of manliness is a factor behind his success as a villain and as a franchise icon, and [[DarthVaderClone he inspired a slew of expies]] that tend to follow this trope as well and well, some of which can be found on this very page.page.
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