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9th Apr '17 12:57:07 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'', where everyone is a hard-boiled double agent who may or may not have supernatural abilities. A world where a woman gives birth via a messy C-section ''and then immediately leads the charge at Normandy on D-Day''. A world where a hapless rookie sent on a suicide mission with no gear at all ends up becoming ''the'' greatest ProfessionalKiller in the world. A world where a mute female sniper and a man suffering from hallucinations can annihilate an entire Soviet tank division. A world where cyborgs get into fistfights with hulking, nanomachine-implanted senators. A world where Earth's biggest badasses are nothing more than extremely well-trained men and women with charisma, willpower and [[PunchPackingPistol a silenced pistol]] face some of the most dangerous things the world has to offer, and they ''always'' come out on top.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'', where everyone is a hard-boiled double agent who may or may not have supernatural abilities. A world where a woman gives birth to one of the most famous Chessmasters in video game history via a messy C-section ''and then immediately leads the charge at Normandy on D-Day''. A world where a hapless rookie sent on a suicide mission with no gear at all ends up becoming ''the'' greatest ProfessionalKiller in the world. A world where a mute female sniper who respirates through her skin and a man legendary PMC commander suffering from old wounds and bad hallucinations can annihilate an entire Soviet tank division. A world where katana-wielding cyborgs get into fistfights with hulking, nanomachine-implanted nyanomachine-implanted, all-American senators. A world where Earth's biggest badasses are nothing more than extremely well-trained men and women with charisma, willpower and [[PunchPackingPistol a silenced pistol]] face some of the most dangerous things the world has to offer, and they ''always'' come out on top.
30th Mar '17 7:03:51 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is the ActionGirl par excellence, but after looking at the rest of the cast, one begins to feel she's hardly remarkable in a universe that contains, among ''so'' many more, [[BadassLabcoat her parents]], [[BadassAdorable her pet]], [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething her best friend]], [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask her monarch]], [[BadassCrew her subordinates]], [[WorthyOpponent most of her opponents]], [[IronLady those opponents' President]], {{Space Marine}}s, super-spies, an AmazonBrigade, and Victor Cachat.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is the ActionGirl par excellence, but after looking at the rest of the cast, one begins to feel she's hardly remarkable in a universe that contains, among ''so'' many more, [[BadassLabcoat her parents]], [[BadassAdorable her pet]], [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething her best friend]], [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask her monarch]], [[BadassCrew her subordinates]], [[WorthyOpponent most of her opponents]], [[IronLady those opponents' President]], {{Space Marine}}s, super-spies, {{Ambadassador}}s, an AmazonBrigade, and Victor Cachat.
27th Mar '17 3:08:52 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is the ActionGirl par excellence, but after looking at the rest of the cast, one begins to feel she's hardly remarkable in a universe that contains, among ''so'' many more, [[BadassLabcoat her parents]], [[BadassAdorable her pet]], [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething her best friend]], {{Space Marine}}s, super-spies, an AmazonBrigade, and Victor Cachat.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is the ActionGirl par excellence, but after looking at the rest of the cast, one begins to feel she's hardly remarkable in a universe that contains, among ''so'' many more, [[BadassLabcoat her parents]], [[BadassAdorable her pet]], [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething her best friend]], [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask her monarch]], [[BadassCrew her subordinates]], [[WorthyOpponent most of her opponents]], [[IronLady those opponents' President]], {{Space Marine}}s, super-spies, an AmazonBrigade, and Victor Cachat.
19th Mar '17 8:21:17 AM porphyre77
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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion: Middle Earth's First Age is full of Elven Lords and Human Heroes. Just to name a few:
** Fëanor: Just told Melkor F#@+ you! to his face, died after facing an army of Balrogs. His body set aflame by the passion that inhabited him.
** Fingolfin: defied Morgoth before his own gates, actually managed to hurt him and maim him.
** Finrod Felagund: broke his chains and fought a werewolf bare-handed to save Beren's life.
** Luthien: RebelliousPrincess, entered Morgoth's stronghold, danced before him, enspelled him and stole a Silmaril from him. Died and convinced the God of the Dead to revive her and her lover.
** Ecthelion of the Fountain : killed Morgoth's general and Captain of Balrogs by impaling it on his helmet crest.
** Glorfindel: slew another Balrog by plumetting to both their end. Just. Wouldn't. Stay. Dead
** Hurin Thalion (''Thalion'' being the sindar word for "badass"): captured because he was buried under a mountain of Orcs and Trolls slain by his battle-axe. Brought befor Morgoth, he taunted him (and paid the price).
** Beren Erchamion : when his putative father-in-law sets him for an ImpossibleTask ("Go to Hell and come back with a gem from Satan's crown!") his reaction is : "That's all you want from me? I expected something harder."
** Earendil: Middle Earth first astronaut. Shot down a dragon big enough to shatter a mountain under its weight.
18th Mar '17 7:25:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neop|ets}}ia'' can be described as being a planet that wears BadassAdorable as its [[PlanetOfHats hat]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Neop|ets}}ia'' ''Website/{{Neop|ets}}ia'' can be described as being a planet that wears BadassAdorable as its [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
16th Mar '17 3:08:51 PM HotelCalifornia
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* ''Everyone'' is a badass in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. The cute little six year old bunny? Yep. A twelve-year old human boy? Oh yeah. And considering the [[CrapsackWorld their galaxy]] is filled with Lovecraftian horrors, space demons, and Necromorph expies, they have to be badass.
10th Mar '17 5:53:54 AM The_Last_Brickman
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** In the third game, it's ''encouraged'' through perks like McGyver and [[CombatPragmatist Scrapper]], the former adding half of one's science skill and the other adding the ''entirety'' of one's scavenging skill to their combat ability. It really says something when while the other 4 skills you can have rarely can exceed 20, you can get your combat skill on most survivors up to ''30'', which is three-times the maximum of what your natural skill can be.



** On a cultural level, the entire planet of Nirn. Every race still around has carved out their own territory by force (or survives by decentralized/nomadic tribes too tough for their "hosts" to kick out, like the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orismer]]; and Tamriel's history is full of warring [[BadassArmy armies]], [[SlaveRevolt vengeance]] on a [[GenocideBackfire massive scale]], and invasions by [[HornyVikings Atmorans]], [[EliteArmy Akiviri]], and [[ArabianNightsDays Redguards]]. {{Steampunk}}-happy Dwemer (who are absolutely not [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame the same]]) regularly spit in the face of [[BigBadEnsemble Daedra]] while pursuing their own [[AGodAmI divinity]]...or, rather, they ''[[EvilIsNotAToy did]]''. From [[OurDragonsAreDifferent immortal, divine tyrants]] to [[ANaziByAnyOtherName supremacist empires]], some new form of evil threatens the world just about every week--and gets beaten down by everyone from [[AnAdventurerIsYou wondering heroes]] to [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething demigod Emperors]]. If you think you can survive on Nirn without being badass on a national scale...well, you can ask the [[WasOnceAMan Falmer]] or [[ToServeMan Men of Akivir]] how that goes.

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** On a cultural level, the entire planet of Nirn. Every race still around has carved out their own territory by force (or survives by decentralized/nomadic tribes too tough for their "hosts" to kick out, like the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orismer]]; Orsimer]]; and Tamriel's history is full of warring [[BadassArmy armies]], [[SlaveRevolt vengeance]] on a [[GenocideBackfire massive scale]], and invasions by [[HornyVikings Atmorans]], [[EliteArmy Akiviri]], and [[ArabianNightsDays Redguards]]. {{Steampunk}}-happy Dwemer (who are absolutely not [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame the same]]) regularly spit in the face of [[BigBadEnsemble Daedra]] while pursuing their own [[AGodAmI divinity]]...or, rather, they ''[[EvilIsNotAToy did]]''. From [[OurDragonsAreDifferent immortal, divine tyrants]] to [[ANaziByAnyOtherName supremacist empires]], some new form of evil threatens the world just about every week--and gets beaten down by everyone from [[AnAdventurerIsYou wondering heroes]] to [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething demigod Emperors]]. If you think you can survive on Nirn without being badass on a national scale...well, you can ask the [[WasOnceAMan Falmer]] or [[ToServeMan Men of Akivir]] how that goes.
22nd Feb '17 10:18:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' sometimes feel like they're populated solely by either {{Badass Normal}}s or witches. Granted, there are civillians mentioned from time to time, but if a character gets a name, they're a {{badass}} - no exceptions.

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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' sometimes feel like they're populated solely by either {{Badass Normal}}s or witches. Granted, there are civillians mentioned from time to time, but if a character gets a name, they're a {{badass}} badass - no exceptions.
22nd Feb '17 5:51:16 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' sometimes feel like they're populated solely by either {{Badass Normal}}s or witches. Granted, there are civillians mentioned from time to time, but if a character gets a name, they're a {{badass}} - no exceptions.
4th Feb '17 7:02:31 PM merotoker
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** Then there's Italy, who's always quick to raise the white flag when he gets attacked. But as Chibitalia, he once defeated the turkish Ottoman Empire. While the charakters in Hetalia in general don't spend that much time being badass, it doesn't mean they can't be, if they want to.

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** Then there's Italy, who's always quick to raise the white flag when he gets attacked. But as Chibitalia, he once defeated the turkish Turkish Ottoman Empire. While the charakters in Hetalia in general don't spend that much time being badass, it doesn't mean they can't be, if they want to.



* [[CrapsackWorld Filled of crap though it may be]], ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is this. Four out of five people in this world need to be just a little bit badass at one point in their life in order to survive it, and this includes [[BadassGrandpa old people]], [[BadassAdorable little kids]], and [[BadassPrincess princesses]] (if only for one moment). If they still don't qualify as true badasses, then they're usually big time [[ActionSurvivor action survivors]]. And even under the most [[BreakTheCutie horrific circumstances]], people don't just stop being badass: [[TookALevelInBadass they merely shift from one state of badass-ness to another.]] For instance, Casca starts out as an ActionGirl, then had a brief period of [[spoiler: being a PregnantBadass]] which horrifically ended with the Eclipse and her [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going insane as a result of it]]... only to having glimpses of her former self when she becomes a [[spoiler: BadassDamsel.]]

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* [[CrapsackWorld Filled of crap though it may be]], ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is this. Four out of five people in this world need to be just a little bit badass at one point in their life in order to survive it, and this includes [[BadassGrandpa old people]], [[BadassAdorable little kids]], and [[BadassPrincess princesses]] (if only for one moment). If they still don't qualify as true badasses, then they're usually big time [[ActionSurvivor action survivors]]. And even under the most [[BreakTheCutie horrific circumstances]], people don't just stop being badass: [[TookALevelInBadass they merely shift from one state of badass-ness to another.]] For instance, Casca starts out as an ActionGirl, then had a brief period of [[spoiler: being a PregnantBadass]] which horrifically ended with the Eclipse and her [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going insane as a result of it]]... only to having glimpses of her former self when she becomes a [[spoiler: BadassDamsel.]]BadassDamsel]].



* Every noteworthy character in ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' is a certified badass, even more so than in the [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms source material]] and most adaptations. Keep in mind that "noteworthy" here means [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in excess of a few dozen characters]], and the manhua has not even covered a third of the original novel!

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* Every noteworthy character in ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' is a certified badass, even more so than in the [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms source material]] and most adaptations. Keep in mind that "noteworthy" here means [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in excess of a few dozen characters]], and the manhua has not even covered a third of the original novel!



* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', you pretty much have to be this if you even hope of surviving in the Demon World, a place populated with [[PhysicalGod A and S Class Demons]]. Hiei himself [[LevelGrinding slaughtered over 500 A class demons]] in order to get himself to an S Class demon. To prevent an all out war between three nations, the Demon World had to set up a AsskickingEqualsAuthority Tournament where the winner would be crowned king of the Demon World.

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', you pretty much have to be this if you even hope of surviving in the Demon World, a place populated with [[PhysicalGod A and S Class Demons]]. Hiei himself [[LevelGrinding slaughtered over 500 A class demons]] in order to get himself to an S Class demon. To prevent an all out war between three nations, the Demon World had to set up a an AsskickingEqualsAuthority Tournament where the winner would be crowned king of the Demon World.



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* The ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' saga is set in such a world: Marianna, Sandokan's LoveInterest (and later wife), is a MilitaryBrat who can shoot a rifle with the best and has no qualms hunting tigers; Darma, Tremal Naik's daughter named after his pet tiger, is actually more dangerous than her namesake, as tigers can't shoot; Tremal Naik and his old crew in the Black Jungle (of which only Kammamuri survived their debut novel) made a living out of hunting tigers in a very dangerous jungle; the Thuggee killed off most of Tremal Naik's fellow hunters, with their leader Suyodhana overpowering Tremal Naik in single combat (and he's [[PintSizedPowerhouse lean and short]] while Tremal Naik is described as tall and muscolar); and so on, with the title of most badass character being shared by Sandokan (who killing a tiger with a knife and came out on top in his DuelToTheDeath with Suyodhana, to cite two of his feats) and Paddy O'Brien (the self-styled [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Demon of War]], a small and fattish MadScientist who invented [[DeathRay a ray to ignite the magazines of enemy warships]]. It takes a ''cannon shell to the face'' to kill him, and even then he has the time to complain for the destruction of the machine he just blew up an enemy ship with).

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* The ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' saga is set in such a world: Marianna, Sandokan's LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} (and later wife), is a MilitaryBrat who can shoot a rifle with the best and has no qualms hunting tigers; Darma, Tremal Naik's daughter named after his pet tiger, is actually more dangerous than her namesake, as tigers can't shoot; Tremal Naik and his old crew in the Black Jungle (of which only Kammamuri survived their debut novel) made a living out of hunting tigers in a very dangerous jungle; the Thuggee killed off most of Tremal Naik's fellow hunters, with their leader Suyodhana overpowering Tremal Naik in single combat (and he's [[PintSizedPowerhouse lean and short]] while Tremal Naik is described as tall and muscolar); and so on, with the title of most badass character being shared by Sandokan (who killing a tiger with a knife and came out on top in his DuelToTheDeath with Suyodhana, to cite two of his feats) and Paddy O'Brien (the self-styled [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Demon of War]], a small and fattish MadScientist who invented [[DeathRay a ray to ignite the magazines of enemy warships]]. It takes a ''cannon shell to the face'' to kill him, and even then he has the time to complain for the destruction of the machine he just blew up an enemy ship with).



* ''Roleplay/InfiniteJustice'': Being a crossover between Anime/DragonBallZ, Comics/MarvelComics, and Comics/DCComics will do this to a world.

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* ''Roleplay/InfiniteJustice'': Being a crossover between Anime/DragonBallZ, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Comics/MarvelComics, and Comics/DCComics will do this to a world.



*** Cadia is a world where everybody has to be badass or they get killed as adults. Krieg and [[RedsWithRockets Valhalla]] are worlds where everybody has to be badass AND they get killed as adults.

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*** Cadia is a world where everybody has to be badass or they get killed as adults. Krieg and [[RedsWithRockets [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Valhalla]] are worlds where everybody has to be badass AND they get killed as adults.



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', where a little girl can with a little experience and luck destroy an entire army by herself.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', where a little girl can with a little experience and luck destroy an entire army by herself.



* SupernormalStep goes beyond WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief in its diverse range of Badass characters. The whole series seems like an OriginalCharacterTournament waiting to happen.

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* SupernormalStep ''WebComic/SupernormalStep'' goes beyond WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief in its diverse range of Badass characters. The whole series seems like an OriginalCharacterTournament waiting to happen.
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