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16th Jan '17 10:00:57 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'', one of the metrics by which characters are ranked in "Which Fictional Character Would Make a Better Santa Claus?" is "mysticism," or how discrete and mysterious the new Santa Claus is. Naturally, this makes the mythical Abominable Snowman a highly appealing choice, while picking Ronald [=McDonald=] and his massive corporation, while efficient, is equated with ruining Christmas.
20th Dec '16 12:48:46 AM GhostOfAGeek
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-->-- '''Series/{{Farscape}}''', "Suns And Lovers"

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15th Dec '16 7:32:59 AM Schroeder1174
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* This has been applicable to Music/BobDylan for a certain degree throughout his career, right up to the present day. While a good amount of details about his private life have always been known, Dylan has always done his best to mystify fans and press. At the start of his career he often gave wildly varying accounts of his origins, and he's known for verbally sparing with interviewers in the mid-60's, answering their questions in confusing and enigmatic ways. After his motorcycle crash in 1966 he spent years running away from the limelight, and has never fully stopped doing so. These days, though still on his so-called Neverending Tour, he rarely gives any interviews, and his uncharacteristic release of a completely traditional Christmas album in 2009 shows he hasn't lost his knack for doing what people least expect him to.

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* This has been applicable to Music/BobDylan for a certain degree throughout his career, right up to the present day. While a good amount of details about his private life have always been known, Dylan has always done his best to mystify fans and press. At the start of his career he often gave wildly varying accounts of his origins, and he's known for verbally sparing sparring with interviewers in the mid-60's, answering their questions in confusing and enigmatic ways. After his motorcycle crash in 1966 he spent years running away from the limelight, and has never fully stopped doing so. These days, though still on his so-called Neverending Tour, he rarely gives any interviews, and his uncharacteristic release of a completely traditional Christmas album in 2009 shows he hasn't lost his knack for doing what people least expect him to.
5th Dec '16 6:27:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BlackColossus" Thugra Khotan

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BlackColossus" Thugra Khotan



** Tsotha-lanti in "Literature/TheScarletCitadel"

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** %%** Tsotha-lanti in "Literature/TheScarletCitadel"
5th Dec '16 2:11:37 PM ading
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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' is the epitome of this trope. The whale has gained such a reputation for its destructive power that many sailors insist it is not a whale at all, but rather the physical form of an EldritchAbomination which exists everywhere in space and time simultaneously. At least one sailor outright claims that it is nothing less than an incarnation of God himself.
25th Nov '16 3:53:13 PM Michael
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** Also in ''New Vegas'', if the courier persuades Raul to go back to protecting the innocent, he will dust off an old fancy dress costume from nearly a century ago, so that in the ending, people assume he is a ghost.
3rd Nov '16 4:05:06 PM KillerClowns
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* Kyros [[EvilOverlord the Overlord]] in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has only been seen by their archons, who say little about them, and through their Edicts, which are undeniable demonstrations of vast power. Beyond that, nothing, not even species or [[AmbiguousGender gender]] are known.
28th Oct '16 8:40:54 PM jormis29
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* Robin [=McKinley=]'s ''Literature/TheOutlawsOfSherwood'' sees this happen to Robin Hood. Folk legend quickly transforms Robin from a runaway forester who accidentally killed a man in self defense, to the valiant outlaw rebel against Norman tyranny who's a crack shot with the bow and robs the rich to feed the poor. (Some even believe he's one of [[TheOldGods the old pagan gods]] come to save England, a sideways reference to more modern myths.) A newcomer to his band is shocked to discover that Robin is actually the worst archer of the bunch. King Richard wryly expresses disappointment that the real Robin Hood doesn't wear seven-league boots and knock down walls with his voice.

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* Robin [=McKinley=]'s ''Literature/TheOutlawsOfSherwood'' sees this happen to Robin Hood. Folk legend quickly transforms Robin from a runaway forester who accidentally killed a man in self defense, to the valiant outlaw rebel against Norman tyranny who's a crack shot with the bow and robs the rich to feed the poor. (Some even believe he's one of [[TheOldGods the old pagan gods]] come to save England, a sideways reference to more modern myths.) A newcomer to his band is shocked to discover that Robin is actually the worst archer of the bunch. King Richard wryly expresses disappointment that the real Robin Hood doesn't wear seven-league boots SevenLeagueBoots and knock down walls with his voice.
28th Oct '16 5:28:48 PM luiz4200
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* ''Fanfic/GFSerendipity'': [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Stan Pines]] is so rich he's rumored to have bought a whole country. The fic's author [[WordOfGod says Stan didn't]].
27th Oct '16 3:20:32 PM DustSnitch
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* Kenichi of ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Thanks to [[{{Jerkass}} Nijima]], most of his school believes him to be a {{Badass}} of epic proportions, pulling ridiculous stunts like knocking out a bear. While he's a very good fighter, he's a ''lot'' more of a wimp personality wise.

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* Kenichi of ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Thanks to [[{{Jerkass}} Nijima]], most of his school believes him to be a {{Badass}} badass of epic proportions, pulling ridiculous stunts like knocking out a bear. While he's a very good fighter, he's a ''lot'' more of a wimp personality wise.



*** The tales about Rand's specific deeds range from dead-on to wildly inaccurate, but when it comes to his MemeticBadass status, by the end if anything he's [[RealityWarper even]] [[BadAss more]] [[OneManArmy powerful]] than the stories.

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*** The tales about Rand's specific deeds range from dead-on to wildly inaccurate, but when it comes to his MemeticBadass status, by the end if anything he's [[RealityWarper even]] [[BadAss more]] more [[OneManArmy powerful]] than the stories.



* In Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Anomander Rake is widely seen as one of the most über-{{badass}} characters in that entire [[TheVerse universe]], despite the fact that we haven't seen him do all that much in the books.

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* In Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Anomander Rake is widely seen as one of the most über-{{badass}} über-badass characters in that entire [[TheVerse universe]], despite the fact that we haven't seen him do all that much in the books.



* In the very first game's instruction manual, ''{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran is described as being "shrouded in mystery", supernaturally skilled and NighInvulnerable thanks to a plethora of cybernetic upgrades, encased in a suit of PoweredArmor that's the terror of every law-breaker in the galaxy, and with his, her or its true form is known to no one. Of course, when the armor finally comes off at the end of the game, the galaxy's most famous BadAss turns out to be [[SamusIsAGirl a rather attractive blonde woman]].

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* In the very first game's instruction manual, ''{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran is described as being "shrouded in mystery", supernaturally skilled and NighInvulnerable thanks to a plethora of cybernetic upgrades, encased in a suit of PoweredArmor that's the terror of every law-breaker in the galaxy, and with his, her or its true form is known to no one. Of course, when the armor finally comes off at the end of the game, the galaxy's most famous BadAss badass turns out to be [[SamusIsAGirl a rather attractive blonde woman]].



* In the world of Spira in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the city of Zanarkand has the Shrouded in Myth effect, and for good reason. The people of Spira also seem to regard [[BadAssLongcoat Auron]] as a minor case of this, but in a small inversion Auron is actually much more BadAss and has done more mindblowing things than the average citizen of Spira would believe.

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* In the world of Spira in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the city of Zanarkand has the Shrouded in Myth effect, and for good reason. The people of Spira also seem to regard [[BadAssLongcoat Auron]] as a minor case of this, but in a small inversion Auron is actually much more BadAss badass and has done more mindblowing things than the average citizen of Spira would believe.
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