History MemeticBadass / Literature

18th Apr '18 11:57:01 AM Malady
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* Begbie of ''{{Trainspotting}}''. DeconstructedTrope: His mates build a mythos around him about what a psychopathic badass he is. This causes him to believe his own hype, and makes his immoral behaviour even worse. Which isn't helped by his already-existing mental illness.

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* Begbie of ''{{Trainspotting}}''.''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. DeconstructedTrope: His mates build a mythos around him about what a psychopathic badass he is. This causes him to believe his own hype, and makes his immoral behaviour even worse. Which isn't helped by his already-existing mental illness.
7th Apr '18 1:12:25 PM nombretomado
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* Cthulhu. Seriously, Lovecraft had an awful lot of bizarre and seriously freaky cosmic horrors. Cthulhu appears in all of one story (though, like most of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones gets name dropped in countless others) and isn't nearly as terribly outlandishly freaky compared to the others (it's roughly humanoid, after all) and is escaped by a man who turns his boat around and steers towards it. Nonetheless, Cthulhu has become the icon of the whole CthulhuMythos and a memetic symbol for all that is evil.

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* Cthulhu. Seriously, Lovecraft had an awful lot of bizarre and seriously freaky cosmic horrors. Cthulhu appears in all of one story (though, like most of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones gets name dropped in countless others) and isn't nearly as terribly outlandishly freaky compared to the others (it's roughly humanoid, after all) and is escaped by a man who turns his boat around and steers towards it. Nonetheless, Cthulhu has become the icon of the whole CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos and a memetic symbol for all that is evil.
3rd Apr '18 12:53:09 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Vergere is an unusual variant on this, in that she's not so much of a MemeticBadass as she is a Memetic MagnificentBastard. She is, basically, the embodiment of the TricksterMentor and EccentricMentor. Was she an unorthodox Jedi? Was she a Sith? Was she neither? Fans love to disagree. Canon has it that she's [[spoiler: a Sith]], but even if one accepts that ([[BrokenBase and many don't]]), her exact motives are unclear. Heck, her ''catchphrase'' when speaking to Jacen is "Everything I tell you is a lie." Except for when talking to Nom Anor, when her catchphrase is "Everything I tell you is [[JediTruth the truth]]."



* Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series is an almost mythic figure due to his status as the last gunslinger.



* Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series is an almost mythic figure due to his status as the last gunslinger.


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* Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series is an almost mythic figure due to his status as the last gunslinger.


27th Mar '18 9:30:12 AM LoungingInTheLobe
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** People will line up to almost certain death instead of risking Commander Vimes using ''sarcasm'' on them. Also see the quote on HeroicWillpower about him.

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** People will line up to almost certain death instead of risking Commander Sam Vimes using ''sarcasm'' on them.is considered one in-universe for very good reasons. Also see the quote on HeroicWillpower about him.
15th Feb '18 6:33:50 AM MasterFuzzy
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*** Not to mention that he failed his Stealth class for not showing up-''even though he never missed a class!'' Think about that for a second. [[ParanoiaFuel And then take another look over your shoulder.]]
2nd Feb '18 5:30:24 PM nombretomado
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** Jaime Lannister, an in-story memetic badass of the series, also became a fandom memetic badass in Suvudu.com's "cage matches." The site pit 32 fictional characters against each other in one-on-one fights to the finish. Due to reader votes, Jaime Lannister defeated [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]], [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], Literature/{{Temeraire}}, and [[TheNameOfTheWind Kvothe]] in spite of being so obviously overmatched due being an otherwise normal human lacking any magical ability and [[spoiler:his sword hand]]. Rising backlash over his success ultimately caused him to lose to [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Rand al'Thor]] in the final round, though George R. R. Martin did pen a very good [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/147038.html short story]] on how he believes the duel should go, which manages to pay tribute to his late friend's work as well as examine the fundamental differences in their worlds.

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** Jaime Lannister, an in-story memetic badass of the series, also became a fandom memetic badass in Suvudu.com's "cage matches." The site pit 32 fictional characters against each other in one-on-one fights to the finish. Due to reader votes, Jaime Lannister defeated [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]], [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], Literature/{{Temeraire}}, and [[TheNameOfTheWind [[Literature/TheNameOfTheWind Kvothe]] in spite of being so obviously overmatched due being an otherwise normal human lacking any magical ability and [[spoiler:his sword hand]]. Rising backlash over his success ultimately caused him to lose to [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Rand al'Thor]] in the final round, though George R. R. Martin did pen a very good [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/147038.html short story]] on how he believes the duel should go, which manages to pay tribute to his late friend's work as well as examine the fundamental differences in their worlds.
2nd Feb '18 5:10:32 PM JohnPaulJones
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* Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series is an almost mythic figure due to his status as the last gunslinger.

24th Sep '17 4:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* Literature/WarriorCats: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mousewhisker]] on Vicky's Website/{{Facebook}} page. [[http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150254063017454&id=100000657920607 They have even started making]] [[ChuckNorrisFacts Mousewhisker Facts]].

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* Literature/WarriorCats: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mousewhisker]] on Vicky's Website/{{Facebook}} page. [[http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150254063017454&id=100000657920607 They have even started making]] [[ChuckNorrisFacts [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Mousewhisker Facts]].
24th Sep '17 11:05:19 AM MasterFuzzy
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** He uses heavyweight faeries as calculators and donut fetchers.

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** He uses heavyweight faeries as calculators and donut or Coca-Cola fetchers.



** He broke off a piece of a fallen angel's soul, and then made that piece cry just by talking to it.

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** He broke off a piece of a fallen angel's soul, and then made that piece cry [[spoiler: and pull a HeelFaceTurn]] just by talking to it.



** Harry is a living weapon against the Outsiders. It took the entire White Court hours to subdue one, Harry has beaten two of their '''champions''' by himself. Each in minutes. One when he was a teenager. Outsiders come from outside reality and '''eat magic'''. Like Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden gives a fuck.

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** Harry is a living weapon against the Outsiders. It took the entire White Court hours to subdue one, Harry has beaten two of their '''champions''' by himself. Each in minutes. One when he was a teenager. Outsiders come from outside reality and '''eat magic'''. Like Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden gives a fuck. He also punched one in the face.


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** On a spooky island in the middle of Lake Michigan, forgotten by time, is a prison for [[EldritchAbomination all sorts of Eldritch Abominations]] and dark gods, whose GeniusLoci is a match for literal Faerie Queens. He's the warden.
* In-universe: Merlin built the above prison, doing so in such a way that the ''uppermost layers'' of wards confound a spirit of intellect who's been around for centuries if not millennia. It was also built at five different points in time, simultaneously. And, y'know, mentored Arthur and looked after Excalibur for a while and all that.
30th Aug '17 10:15:29 PM bwburke94
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* Starting with [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/chrysalis-20-4/#comment-15429 this comment to Chapter 20.4]] of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the protagonist Skitter -- a [[TheMinionMaster bug-controlling supervillain]] -- is given the full Website/ChuckNorrisFacts treatment.
-->'''Dues:''' In Brockton Bay arachnophobia is no longer a recognized medical condition. Instead there are several new conditions for people who are not yet deathly afraid of bugs.
*** There used to be a street called Skitter, but it had to be changed because nobody crosses Skitter and lives.
** It's telling that the Skitter facts section of the [[{{Memes/Worm}} Worm memes page]] is longer than the rest of the page, and that around half of the Skitter facts are things that actually happened.
** In one of the final [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/teneral-e-1/#comments chapters]], Doctor Yamada (a BadassNormal therapist who helps to stabilize many parahumans' sanity) also became this.
-->'''Veloren:''' Doctor Yamada is a reverse eldritch horror. Exposure to her gives sanity points.
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