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13th Jan '17 1:59:55 PM StFan
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* The "I'll make a man out of you" song in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' definitely qualifies. It would probably qualify as an AffectionateParody as well, given that the heroine of the story is a SweetPollyOliver.
---> (Be a man!) You must be swift as a coursing river
---> (Be a man!) With all the force of a great typhoon
---> (Be a man!) With all the strength of a raging fire
---> Mysterious as the dark side of the moooooooon!

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'':
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The "I'll make a man out of you" song in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' definitely qualifies. It would probably qualify as an AffectionateParody as well, given that the heroine of the story is a SweetPollyOliver.
---> (Be --->''(Be a man!) You must be swift as a coursing river
--->
river\\
(Be a man!) With all the force of a great typhoon
--->
typhoon\\
(Be a man!) With all the strength of a raging fire
--->
fire\\
Mysterious as the dark side of the moooooooon!moooooooon!''



* El Macho from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' is introduced with a montage of him [[GargleBlaster pouring himself alcohol from a bottle with "Poisonous" warning labels]], adding viper venom (directly from a live viper), eating the glass WITH the drink, nailing the cash to the counter with said viper, punching out the door (and doorframe) of the bar, stopping an armoured truck with his bare hands, then carrying it away, and [[MachoMasochism eventually dying]] by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill jumping into an active volcano along with a shark and 250 pounds of dynamite.]] They NeverFoundTheBody, just a pile of singed chest hair.
** What's even more ridiculous about his volcano-jumping death is that [[spoiler: he actually manages to somehow '''SURVIVE''']].
** The scene might as well be a TropeCodifier for all who see it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxXJ2XSMT6Q Behold...EL MACHO!]]
* Earl Devereaux from ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. So macho that the one time he allowed himself to cry, it gave a blueberry chest hair. The fact that he's voiced by Terry Crews doesn't hurt (and in the first movie, by Mr. T!).

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* El Macho from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' is introduced with a montage of him [[GargleBlaster pouring himself alcohol from a bottle with "Poisonous" warning labels]], adding viper venom (directly from a live viper), eating the glass WITH the drink, nailing the cash to the counter with said viper, punching out the door (and doorframe) of the bar, stopping an armoured armored truck with his bare hands, then carrying it away, and [[MachoMasochism eventually dying]] by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill jumping into an active volcano along with a shark and 250 pounds of dynamite.]] They NeverFoundTheBody, just a pile of singed chest hair.
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hair. What's even more ridiculous about his volcano-jumping death is that [[spoiler: he actually manages to somehow '''SURVIVE''']].
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'''SURVIVE''']]. The scene might as well be a TropeCodifier for all who see it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxXJ2XSMT6Q Behold... EL MACHO!]]
* Earl Devereaux from ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''.''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. So macho that the one time he allowed himself to cry, it gave a blueberry chest hair. The fact that he's voiced by Terry Crews doesn't hurt (and in the first movie, by Mr. T!).



* ''Film/{{Commando}}'' has a confrontation between ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'' and Bill Duke (a large imposing man) in a hotel room, which they initiate by shouting insults at each other such as "You scared? You should be, because this Green Beret's going to beat your ass" followed by "I eat Green Beret's for breakfast, and right now I'm very hungry" etc. Rae Dawn Chong (a small slim actress) exhibits great intelligence and wisdom by cowering in the corner while these two behemoths demolish not only the room they are in, but several rooms around them. The trope is invoked by her comments while this is happening:
--> "Can you believe this macho bull-shit?"
--> "They feed these guys too much red meat!"
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' is automatically manly thanks to Arnie, but most of the rest of the cast are putting in the effort as well, particularly JesseVentura.
--> "Aint got time to bleed"

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* ''Film/{{Commando}}'' has a confrontation between ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'' and Bill Duke (a large imposing man) in a hotel room, which they initiate by shouting insults at each other such as "You scared? You should be, because this Green Beret's going to beat your ass" ass!" followed by "I eat Green Beret's for breakfast, and right now I'm very hungry" hungry!", etc. Rae Dawn Chong (a small slim actress) as Cindy exhibits great intelligence and wisdom by cowering in the corner while these two behemoths demolish not only the room they are in, but several rooms around them. The trope is invoked by her comments while this is happening:
--> "Can -->'''Cindy:''' Can you believe this macho bull-shit?"
--> "They
bull-shit?\\
'''Cindy:''' They
feed these guys too much red meat!"
meat!
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' is automatically manly thanks to Arnie, but most of the rest of the cast are putting in the effort as well, particularly JesseVentura.
--> "Aint
Wrestling/JesseVentura.
-->'''Blain:''' Ain't
got time to bleed"bleed.



--> ''Stimulus:'' Human mortality.
--> ''Response (Female):'' Religious faith.
--> ''Response (Male):'' The pyramids.
--> ''Response (Guy):'' Bungee-jumping.
** In another column, he mocks the ultra-manly trend in commercials by citing one where the '''MEN''' see a barge going out of control down a stream, and immediately get to work bringing it in with big hairy ropes, whereas a guy like a humor columnist would be secure enough to say "Don't worry, it's probably insured".

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--> ''Stimulus:'' --->'''Stimulus:''' Human mortality.
--> ''Response (Female):''
mortality.\\
'''Response (Female):'''
Religious faith.
--> ''Response (Male):''
faith.\\
'''Response (Male):'''
The pyramids.
--> ''Response (Guy):''
pyramids.\\
'''Response (Guy):'''
Bungee-jumping.
** In another column, he mocks the ultra-manly trend in commercials by citing one where the '''MEN''' see a barge going out of control down a stream, and immediately get to work bringing it in with big hairy ropes, whereas a guy like a humor columnist would be secure enough to say "Don't worry, it's probably insured".insured."



* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-XbjFn3aqE&NR=1 sums it up]] in two words: sulfur hexafluoride. Adam can inhale it and sound like Satan:
** '''And my voice gets really low, although somehow I'm still funny. It's scientific! HAHAHAHAHA!'''

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-XbjFn3aqE&NR=1 sums it up]] in two words: sulfur hexafluoride. Adam can inhale it and sound like Satan:
** '''And -->'''Adam: And my voice gets really low, although somehow I'm still funny. It's scientific! HAHAHAHAHA!'''
8th Jan '17 8:50:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly two episodes about sexism in its entire run. One was about {{Straw Feminis|t}}m, and the other was about this trope. Once all the male super heroes of Earth have denied the Girls membership in their club (for the obvious reason why, see Edmund Spenser's theory in ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene''), a ridiculously muscularly-drawn alien shapeshifting dragster appears, who introduces himself as "Breaker of men! Taker of worlds! So step forth and bring thy manhood against mine own, and let us see who has the upper hand upon the measuring stick!" Talk about FreudWasRight! More information can be found [[Radar/ThePowerpuffGirls here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly two episodes about sexism in its entire run. One was about {{Straw Feminis|t}}m, and the other was about this trope. Once all the male super heroes of Earth have denied the Girls membership in their club (for the obvious reason why, see Edmund Spenser's theory in ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene''), a ridiculously muscularly-drawn alien shapeshifting dragster appears, who introduces himself as "Breaker of men! Taker of worlds! So step forth and bring thy manhood against mine own, and let us see who has the upper hand upon the measuring stick!" Talk about FreudWasRight! More information can be found [[Radar/ThePowerpuffGirls here]].
3rd Jan '17 4:41:47 PM Erin582
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** Also spoofed in an episode where Peter flips the channel to Spike TV, which proved it's manliness with things men like by including the sounds of gunshots, [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw revving loudly]], speeding cars and [[TheImmodestOrgasm a woman moaning suggestively.]]
25th Dec '16 5:35:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/11590030/King-Leoric-the-Skeleton-King This]] guide to the ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' incarnation of [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} King Leoric, the Skeleton King]] who is the [[BadAss manliest hero in DotA that does not have testicles]].

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* [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/11590030/King-Leoric-the-Skeleton-King This]] guide to the ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' incarnation of [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} King Leoric, the Skeleton King]] who is the [[BadAss manliest hero in DotA that does not have testicles]].testicles.
22nd Dec '16 1:12:25 PM galaxyeyes
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-->'''Manotaur''': Not ''man'' enough? I have ''three'' Y chromosomes, ''six'' Adam's apples,pecs on my abs, and ''fists'' for nipples!

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-->'''Manotaur''': Not ''man'' enough? I have ''three'' Y chromosomes, ''six'' Adam's apples,pecs apples, pecs on my abs, and ''fists'' for nipples!
9th Dec '16 2:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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This trope is in play when a work or character is loaded with such absurd/extreme examples of "masculine" stereotypes that you pass into parody. It is, simply, {{Badass}} made silly.

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This trope is in play when a work or character is loaded with such absurd/extreme examples of "masculine" stereotypes that you pass into parody. It is, simply, {{Badass}} badass made silly.



* Whitebeard from ''Manga/OnePiece'': In a WorldOfBadass, he is acknowledged as the single most {{Badass}} man there is. And he's [[CoolOldguy pretty old]], to boot. It says something when a world-wide government that rules over one-hundred nations and has the firepower raze entire islands is utterly terrified of him. Plus, I mean, [[http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/XxInabiUchihaxX/Other%20Img/6163_render_Whitebeard_arrives_by_G.png?t=1267568506 just look at him]]! [[spoiler:Sadly, he proved TooCoolToLive, but even then [[DiedStandingUp he didn't fall!]]]]

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* Whitebeard from ''Manga/OnePiece'': In a WorldOfBadass, he is acknowledged as the single most {{Badass}} badass man there is. And he's [[CoolOldguy pretty old]], to boot. It says something when a world-wide government that rules over one-hundred nations and has the firepower raze entire islands is utterly terrified of him. Plus, I mean, [[http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/XxInabiUchihaxX/Other%20Img/6163_render_Whitebeard_arrives_by_G.png?t=1267568506 just look at him]]! [[spoiler:Sadly, he proved TooCoolToLive, but even then [[DiedStandingUp he didn't fall!]]]]



** Speaking of Torgue, what about the locale of his ultimate tournament of awesome? Otherwise known as: "'''The {{Badass}} Crater Of BADASSITUDE!!!'''"

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** Speaking of Torgue, what about the locale of his ultimate tournament of awesome? Otherwise known as: "'''The {{Badass}} Badass Crater Of BADASSITUDE!!!'''"



** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-guide-to-the-modern-moustache/ 10 Mustache Styles That Must Be Stopped]] has a [[SmallNameBigEgo "What You Think You'd Look Like vs. What You Actually Look Like"]] example. The descriptions of what you'd think you'd look like with it are played up as the most {{Badass}} thing ever. Even the pencil thin mustache has one about looking like an AgentPeacock PrettyBoy SexGod who [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even guys want]]. But when you get to the descriptions of what they actually look like on you, well, ... that's a different story.

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-guide-to-the-modern-moustache/ 10 Mustache Styles That Must Be Stopped]] has a [[SmallNameBigEgo "What You Think You'd Look Like vs. What You Actually Look Like"]] example. The descriptions of what you'd think you'd look like with it are played up as the most {{Badass}} badass thing ever. Even the pencil thin mustache has one about looking like an AgentPeacock PrettyBoy SexGod who [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even guys want]]. But when you get to the descriptions of what they actually look like on you, well, ... that's a different story.



* Get yourself one of [[http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk135/popcikle64/aggron.jpg these]] [[http://neil-d-luffy.deviantart.com/art/Get-yourself-a-Garchomp-201031585 incredibly]] [[http://neil-d-luffy.deviantart.com/gallery/28814374#/d3bse42 manly]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. Parodied with [[http://cheezburger.com/6894276096 Magikarp]]. Hilariously, his oft-considered {{Badass}} [[MagikarpPower evolution]] is given as its one flaw in this poster.

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* Get yourself one of [[http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk135/popcikle64/aggron.jpg these]] [[http://neil-d-luffy.deviantart.com/art/Get-yourself-a-Garchomp-201031585 incredibly]] [[http://neil-d-luffy.deviantart.com/gallery/28814374#/d3bse42 manly]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. Parodied with [[http://cheezburger.com/6894276096 Magikarp]]. Hilariously, his oft-considered {{Badass}} badass [[MagikarpPower evolution]] is given as its one flaw in this poster.
1st Dec '16 3:50:18 PM Thawrom
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* Reinhardt from "VideoGame/OverWatch" of course: "JOIN ME IN GLORY!" or "We shall prove ourselves in glorious combat!"
28th Nov '16 1:00:47 PM babyhenchy1
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] puts a heavy emphasis on hyper-masculinity in the running of his empire and the cult he's built around himself. This is shown to be harmful to ''everyone'', men and women alike. Women are treated essentially like livestock, valued only for the looks and fertility. Barring that, they are kept either out of the Citadel or used as milk farms. The men strong enough turned into a psychotic MartyrdomCulture obsessed with cars and [[BloodKnight battle]], willing to kill themselves "historically" in service to their GloriousLeader in the hopes that they will be resurrected in the WarriorHeaven of Valhalla. In the end, the only ones who benefit from this mindset are Immortan Joe himself and his fellow warlords.

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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] puts a heavy emphasis on hyper-masculinity in the running of his empire and the cult he's built around himself. This is shown to be harmful to ''everyone'', men and women alike. Women are treated essentially like livestock, valued only for the their looks and fertility. Barring that, they are kept either out of the Citadel or used as milk farms. The men strong enough turned are brainwashed into a psychotic MartyrdomCulture obsessed with cars and [[BloodKnight battle]], willing to kill themselves "historically" "[[DyingMomentOfAwesome historically]]" in service to their GloriousLeader in the hopes that they will be resurrected in the WarriorHeaven of Valhalla. In the end, the only ones who benefit from this mindset are Immortan Joe himself and his fellow warlords.
28th Nov '16 12:59:17 PM babyhenchy1
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] puts a heavy emphasis on hyper-masculinity in the running of his empire and the cult he's built around himself. This is shown to be harmful to ''everyone'', men and women alike. Women are treated essentially like livestock, valued only for the looks and fertility. Barring that, they are kept either out of the Citadel or used as milk farms. The men strong enough turned into a psychotic MartyrdomCulture obsessed with cars and [[BloodKnight battle]], willing to kill themselves "historically" in service to their GloriousLeader in the hopes that they will be resurrected in the WarriorHeaven of Valhalla. In the end, the only ones who benefit from this mindset are Immortan Joe himself and his fellow warlords.


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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] puts a heavy emphasis on hyper-masculinity in the running of his empire and the cult he's built around himself. This is shown to be harmful to ''everyone'', men and women alike. Women are treated essentially like livestock, valued only for the looks and fertility. Barring that, they are kept either out of the Citadel or used as milk farms. The men strong enough turned into a psychotic MartyrdomCulture obsessed with cars and [[BloodKnight battle]], willing to kill themselves "historically" in service to their GloriousLeader in the hopes that they will be resurrected in the WarriorHeaven of Valhalla. In the end, the only ones who benefit from this mindset are Immortan Joe himself and his fellow warlords.
28th Nov '16 12:58:42 PM babyhenchy1
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] puts a heavy emphasis on hyper-masculinity in the running of his empire and the cult he's built around himself. This is shown to be harmful to ''everyone'', men and women alike. Women are treated essentially like livestock, valued only for the looks and fertility. Barring that, they are kept either out of the Citadel or used as milk farms. The men strong enough turned into a psychotic MartyrdomCulture obsessed with cars and [[BloodKnight battle]], willing to kill themselves "historically" in service to their GloriousLeader in the hopes that they will be resurrected in the WarriorHeaven of Valhalla. In the end, the only ones who benefit from this mindset are Immortan Joe himself and his fellow warlords.
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