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11th Jan '17 6:45:38 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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11th Jan '17 6:45:35 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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Stated another way, all but the most pedantic of viewers will forgive liberties with reality as long as the result is wicked sweet or awesome. This applies to the audience in general; there will naturally be a different threshold for each individual.

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Stated another way, all but the most pedantic of viewers will forgive liberties with reality as long as the result is wicked sweet or awesome. This applies to the audience in general; there will naturally be a different threshold for each individual.
individual.Also known in some circles as a "[[TotallyRadical rad]] [[RedHerring herring]]", in which something doesn't make sense within the guidelines of the story's reality, but it's too cool ''not'' to include it.
9th Jan '17 6:38:33 PM DustSnitch
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** Kamina, resident BadAss draws his [[KatanasAreJustBetter trusty katana]], and it keeps coming out of the sheath for ten feet, for no reason other than it looks cool while battling someone wielding a meat cleaver. The length of Kamina's sword seems directly proportional to the length of the speech he is making while drawing it.

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** Kamina, resident BadAss badass draws his [[KatanasAreJustBetter trusty katana]], and it keeps coming out of the sheath for ten feet, for no reason other than it looks cool while battling someone wielding a meat cleaver. The length of Kamina's sword seems directly proportional to the length of the speech he is making while drawing it.



** ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. It's [[HollywoodTactics not tactically smart]] to try guerrilla warfare when you don't have the home advantage, but is it BadAss? Hell yes and especially when you put Creator/EliRoth in a wifebeater and give him a baseball bat.

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** ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. It's [[HollywoodTactics not tactically smart]] to try guerrilla warfare when you don't have the home advantage, but is it BadAss? badass? Hell yes and especially when you put Creator/EliRoth in a wifebeater and give him a baseball bat.



* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' features a PoweredArmor CarChase through Paris, an underwater dog fight, and [[{{Badass}} Snake Eyes]]. In the "making of" commentary on the DVD, one crew member attributes the mantra (loosely paraphrased) "overdo everything; then make it even bigger" to director Stephen Sommers, and says that they were reminded of this policy daily during the production of the film.

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* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' features a PoweredArmor CarChase through Paris, an underwater dog fight, and [[{{Badass}} Snake Eyes]].Eyes. In the "making of" commentary on the DVD, one crew member attributes the mantra (loosely paraphrased) "overdo everything; then make it even bigger" to director Stephen Sommers, and says that they were reminded of this policy daily during the production of the film.



* The small RPG company Atomic Sock Monkey Press has a particular obsession with the Rule of Cool. At least one of their games ("[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot]]") relies entirely upon the principle behind the Rule to exist. Most games from the company incorporate a rule called "Being {{Badass}}," where if the player describes something he does in a particularly cool or effective way, the attempt gets a + 2 on the dice roll (and in a game that uses only two six-siders, even + 2 is a worthwhile bonus).

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* The small RPG company Atomic Sock Monkey Press has a particular obsession with the Rule of Cool. At least one of their games ("[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot]]") relies entirely upon the principle behind the Rule to exist. Most games from the company incorporate a rule called "Being {{Badass}}," Badass," where if the player describes something he does in a particularly cool or effective way, the attempt gets a + 2 on the dice roll (and in a game that uses only two six-siders, even + 2 is a worthwhile bonus).
3rd Jan '17 5:55:48 AM Morgenthaler
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SisterTrope to {{Badass}} and RuleOfFun!

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SisterTrope to {{Badass}} and RuleOfFun!
1st Jan '17 3:47:30 PM DarthRevanFTW
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Compare NinjaPirateZombieRobot, CoolOfRule, RuleOfFunny, RuleOfScary, RuleOfDrama, RuleOfRomantic, RuleOfCute, MasculinityTropes, GarnishingTheStory.

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Compare NinjaPirateZombieRobot, ThePowerOfIndex, CoolOfRule, RuleOfFunny, RuleOfScary, RuleOfDrama, RuleOfRomantic, RuleOfCute, MasculinityTropes, GarnishingTheStory.
1st Jan '17 3:38:16 PM DarthRevanFTW
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* SchizoTech
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1st Jan '17 2:57:07 PM DarthRevanFTW
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SisterTrope to BadAss and RuleOfFun!

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SisterTrope to BadAss {{Badass}} and RuleOfFun!
25th Dec '16 8:41:50 PM Gamermaster
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* Manga/{{Hellsing}}''!: EldritchAbomination [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] [[WhoYouGonnaCall serving the descendants of Abraham van Helsing]] [[CoolVersusAwesome versus]] [[StupidJetpackHitler a souped up exiled battalion of]] {{Ghostapo}} Nazi vampires who [[WarForFunAndProfit wage war for fun]] led by an AxCrazy [[ThoseWackyNazis SS]]-[[ChaoticEvil Major]] versus a secret [[AnimeCatholicism catholic]] [[DoomTroops organisation]] and their [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity crazy]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic]] [[ChurchMilitant paladin]].

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* Manga/{{Hellsing}}''!: ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': EldritchAbomination [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] [[WhoYouGonnaCall serving the descendants of Abraham van Helsing]] [[CoolVersusAwesome versus]] [[StupidJetpackHitler a souped up exiled battalion of]] {{Ghostapo}} Nazi vampires who [[WarForFunAndProfit wage war for fun]] led by an AxCrazy [[ThoseWackyNazis SS]]-[[ChaoticEvil Major]] versus a secret [[AnimeCatholicism catholic]] [[DoomTroops organisation]] and their [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity crazy]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic]] [[ChurchMilitant paladin]].
7th Dec '16 8:44:46 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' both contain scenes with characters with no driving experience whatsoever some how managing to successfully drive vehicles on busy roads to their destination by working together despite being a assortment of ''living toys'' in the former, and a ''fish'' and a ''octopus'' in the latter. The audience is supposed to accept these scenes because of this trope and RuleOfFunny, and judging by how successful both films are, it worked, or at least was tolerated by most people despite being completely ridiculous scenes.
4th Dec '16 2:31:11 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Film/TheWall'': This is a film based on a Music/PinKFloyd album, which is one of their most popular alongside ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/DarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** Special mention goes to how some of the songs were re-done specifically for the movie. Namely, "Another Brick In the Wall, Part III", which rerecorded at a faster pace, and "In the Flesh" (A DarkerReprise of "In the Flesh?"), which was redone with an entire orchestra for the Hammerskin Rally scene.
** The walking hammers in the animated parts of "Waiting for the Worms".
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