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13th May '17 5:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* From [[Creator/JimButcher the creator]] of the above-mentioned ''Dresden Files'' is ''Literature/CodexAlera''. The humans are descendants of a Roman legion who '''all''' have ElementalPowers. (The [[TheCallPutMeOnHold one exception]] is [[BadassNormal way, way more awesome than most of them could ever hope to be]]) They share the place with Neanderthal-elves that [[BondCreatures bond with]] giant ground sloths and terror birds, telepathic yetis, 8-foot-tall centuries-old {{wolfm|an}}en with BloodMagic, and [[strike:[[{{Starcraft}} the Zerg]]]] the Vord, a HordeOfAlienLocusts led by a {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le [[LightningBruiser juggernaut]] of a HiveQueen. Other denizens include nature spirits that start to resemble {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and sea monsters that are about forty feet long as ''infants'' and tend to eat anything that comes close. Even the ''accountants'' can kick your ass.

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* From [[Creator/JimButcher the creator]] of the above-mentioned ''Dresden Files'' is ''Literature/CodexAlera''. The humans are descendants of a Roman legion who '''all''' have ElementalPowers. (The [[TheCallPutMeOnHold one exception]] is [[BadassNormal way, way more awesome than most of them could ever hope to be]]) They share the place with Neanderthal-elves that [[BondCreatures bond with]] giant ground sloths and terror birds, telepathic yetis, 8-foot-tall centuries-old {{wolfm|an}}en with BloodMagic, and [[strike:[[{{Starcraft}} [[strike:[[VideoGame/StarCraft the Zerg]]]] the Vord, a HordeOfAlienLocusts led by a {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le [[LightningBruiser juggernaut]] of a HiveQueen. Other denizens include nature spirits that start to resemble {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and sea monsters that are about forty feet long as ''infants'' and tend to eat anything that comes close. Even the ''accountants'' can kick your ass.
6th May '17 9:27:43 PM TheNerevarine
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series is this by default: With human life on Earth destroyed following the Apocalypse, the only remaining beings are superhumans fighting among themselves in the ruined remains, meaning you have to be a badass to survive. The main protagonists are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who belong to an ancient ProudWarriorRace that they [[OneManArmy singlehandedly destroyed]] in order to [[DefectorFromDecadence protect all of creation]]. By themselves, they are phenomenally powerful warriors that can make short work of anything that crosses their path. Together? They are a force capable of rivaling Heaven and Hell. Angels and demons themselves are fairly badass, with the former using advanced futuristic technology while the latter employs {{eldritch abomination}}s alongside the legions of Hell (although they are fairly easily cut down by the protagonists). Outside of Earth, other forms of life exist and all of them are comparatively superior to humanity in one way or another. Really you could count the number of non-combatants in your hand and some would still have traits that makes them awesome such as the Makers (giants with the reputation of builders and smiths, but still have super strength and can go toe-to-toe against a Horseman in a single duel.
2nd May '17 6:30:54 AM CosmicFerret
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** Also, a fair number of characters are Asgardians (including Harry - long story short, Thor was incarnated as James Potter), who come from a world with EverythingTryingToKillYou. While humans are noted to [[HumansAreSurvivors evolved for survival]], Asgardians are explicitly stated to have [[GodOfWar evolved for war]].

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** Also, a fair number of characters are Asgardians (including Harry - long story short, Thor was incarnated as James Potter), who come from a world with EverythingTryingToKillYou. While humans are noted to [[HumansAreSurvivors evolved for survival]], Asgardians are explicitly stated to have [[GodOfWar [[WarGod evolved for war]].
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.
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