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13th Aug '17 5:11:29 PM nombretomado
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* From ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', we have [[NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe Ryuuto]] [[HandicappedBadass Asamiya]] and [[{{Salaryman}} Tsutomu]] [[BadassBystander Tanaka]]. Miu, while capable of fighting with them on, subverts it twice; the glasses are [[BrainySpecs just for show]] and she always [[TheGlassesComeOff takes them off when she gets serious]].

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* From ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', we have [[NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe Ryuuto]] [[HandicappedBadass Asamiya]] and [[{{Salaryman}} Tsutomu]] [[BadassBystander Tanaka]]. Miu, while capable of fighting with them on, subverts it twice; the glasses are [[BrainySpecs just for show]] and she always [[TheGlassesComeOff takes them off when she gets serious]].
29th Apr '17 4:42:01 PM Quanyails
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* The final boss of {{Videogame/Metal Gear Rising Revengeance}} [[spoiler: Senator Armstrong]] who proceeds to go toe to toe with the protagonist Raiden even after the latter had finished single-handedly slicing up [[HumongousMecha a massive metal gear]].

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* The final boss of {{Videogame/Metal Gear Rising Revengeance}} ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' [[spoiler: Senator Armstrong]] who proceeds to go toe to toe with the protagonist Raiden even after the latter had finished single-handedly slicing up [[HumongousMecha a massive metal gear]].
25th Apr '17 6:35:55 AM StFan
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* [[PunnyName Hiro]] from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. His [[FutureBadass badass future self]] no longer wears glasses, though.

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* Commander [[spoiler:and later Admiral]] William Adama wears glass and kicks Cylon ass. You can't say that he's not awesome when he puts them on.

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Commander [[spoiler:and later Admiral]] William Adama wears glass and kicks Cylon ass. You can't say that he's not awesome when he puts them on.



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* The Investigation Team from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Wear them, and it's as if the supernatural fog in the TV World isn't there. {{Averted|Trope}} by [[TeamPet Teddie]], their creator, whose eyes themselves are lenses.

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* The Investigation Team from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.''VideoGame/Persona4''. Wear them, and it's as if the supernatural fog in the TV World isn't there. {{Averted|Trope}} by [[TeamPet Teddie]], their creator, whose eyes themselves are lenses.



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* Taylor from ''WebSerial/{{Worm}}'' wears glasses, and attaches old lenses to her costume's goggles.

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* Taylor from ''WebSerial/{{Worm}}'' ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' wears glasses, and attaches old lenses to her costume's goggles.



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17th Feb '17 10:41:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kishou Arima, from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. A legendary [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigator]] known as the "God of Death", he never removes his glasses even while pulling off incredibly quick, acrobatic moves. Artwork frequently features bloodstains on his glasses, adding to his fearsome appearance.

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* Kishou Arima, from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. A legendary [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigator]] known as the "God of Death", he never removes his glasses even while pulling off incredibly quick, acrobatic moves. Artwork frequently features bloodstains on his glasses, adding to his fearsome appearance.
21st Dec '16 11:25:36 AM HarpieSiren
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** Why has nobody mentioned Maxie from Omega Ruby? Not only is he the [[BadAss leader of Team Magma who managed to succeed in raising Groudon]], he even uses those glasses to [[SuperMode Mega Evolve his Camerupt]].

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** Why has nobody mentioned Maxie Maxie's redesign from Omega Ruby? Not only is he the [[BadAss leader Ruby gives him a pair of Team Magma who managed to succeed in raising Groudon]], he even uses those glasses that gives him a more intelligent, stoic look and also has the keystone used to [[SuperMode Mega Evolve his Camerupt]].
28th Nov '16 1:32:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* From ''RosarioToVampire'', we have [[GeniusBruiser Hokuto]] [[OneWingedAngel Kaneshiro]], the BigBad of Season I. When they meet him again in Season II, the gap between him and [[TheHero Tsukune]] is wide enough that he can [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him ''[[HandicappedBadass from his wheelchair]]''!

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* From ''RosarioToVampire'', ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', we have [[GeniusBruiser Hokuto]] [[OneWingedAngel Kaneshiro]], the BigBad of Season I. When they meet him again in Season II, the gap between him and [[TheHero Tsukune]] is wide enough that he can [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him ''[[HandicappedBadass from his wheelchair]]''!



* In the ''{{Pokemon}}'' games, there's often at least one bespectacled member of the Elite Four: Shauntal, Lorelei, Lucian. There's also Roark and Cheren, the only Gym Leaders in the franchise who wear glasses.

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* In the ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' games, there's often at least one bespectacled member of the Elite Four: Shauntal, Lorelei, Lucian. There's also Roark and Cheren, the only Gym Leaders in the franchise who wear glasses.
28th Nov '16 1:32:13 PM Morgenthaler
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This trope has only two requirements: you must be {{badass}}, and you must wear glasses while demonstrating your badassery. Often overlaps with BadassBookworm and GeniusBruiser, in which case the wearer is also likely to be TheStoic and frequently display AwesomenessByAnalysis. These, however, are merely common traits, not requirements.

To qualify for this trope, the character in question must be {{badass}} while still wearing glasses, otherwise it's TheGlassesComeOff. Distinct from CoolShades in that these are actual, transparent glasses. Compare and Contrast StoicSpectacles, where the character is witty but not necessarily action oriented.

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This trope has only two requirements: you must be {{badass}}, badass, and you must wear glasses while demonstrating your badassery. Often overlaps with BadassBookworm and GeniusBruiser, in which case the wearer is also likely to be TheStoic and frequently display AwesomenessByAnalysis. These, however, are merely common traits, not requirements.

To qualify for this trope, the character in question must be {{badass}} badass while still wearing glasses, otherwise it's TheGlassesComeOff. Distinct from CoolShades in that these are actual, transparent glasses. Compare and Contrast StoicSpectacles, where the character is witty but not necessarily action oriented.



* [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Kabuto]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is clearly a {{badass}} even before he [[spoiler:fuses with Orochimaru's flesh]]. ''After'' he does that, well... let's just say he's able to intimidate the apparent BigBad!

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* [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Kabuto]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is clearly a {{badass}} badass even before he [[spoiler:fuses with Orochimaru's flesh]]. ''After'' he does that, well... let's just say he's able to intimidate the apparent BigBad!
3rd Nov '16 7:10:04 AM BlacKat
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* Munakata Reisi (the Blue King) and Fushimi Saruhiko (one of the strongest non-King fighters) from Anime/K.

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* Munakata Reisi (the Blue King) and Fushimi Saruhiko (one of the strongest non-King fighters) from Anime/K.{{Anime/K}}.
3rd Nov '16 7:03:59 AM BlacKat
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* Munakata Reisi (the Blue King) and Fushimi Saruhiko (one of the strongest non-King fighters) from Anime/K.
1st Oct '16 3:24:19 PM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', Cala wears glasses. He is one of the emperor's four bodyguards [[BadassBookworm for a reason.]]
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