History TookALevelInBadass / LiveActionTV

30th Jul '16 12:44:01 PM Dano1163
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** Buffy, while always a badass, gradually becomes much stronger and a more capable fighter as the show goes on. Compare Buffy [[CurbStompBattle getting her ass handed to her]] by [[Mooks vamps]] in Season One with her [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wiping the floor with Glory]] at the end of Season Five.

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** Buffy, while always a badass, gradually becomes much stronger and a more capable fighter as the show goes on. Compare Buffy [[CurbStompBattle getting her ass handed to her]] by [[Mooks [[{{Mooks}} vamps]] in Season One with her [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wiping the floor with Glory]] at the end of Season Five.
30th Jul '16 12:43:17 PM Dano1163
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** Buffy, while always a badass, gradually becomes much stronger and a more capable fighter as the show goes on. Compare Buffy [[CurbStompBattle getting her ass handed to her]] by [[Mooks vamps]] in Season One with her [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wiping the floor with Glory]] at the end of Season Five.
21st Jul '16 10:29:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Nightmare in Silver:'' The Cybermen have apparently been spending their time off the show level grinding in both Badass and DangerouslyGenreSavvy. The ''first one we see'' deactivates a self destruct device for the entire planet, and they only get tougher from there.

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** ''Nightmare in Silver:'' The Cybermen have apparently been spending their time off the show level grinding in both Badass asskicking and DangerouslyGenreSavvy.cunning. The ''first one we see'' deactivates a self destruct device for the entire planet, and they only get tougher from there.



*** Up to a point where a DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{mook|s}} who knows about her weakness to electricity takes her down with a pool of water and a well-placed electrical cable. He then gets ready to cut open her skull while she's disabled, knowing precisely where her chip is and knowing he's got two minutes before she reboots....only to discover to his dismay that she's upgraded, right before his neck is pulverized.

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*** Up to a point where a DangerouslyGenreSavvy clever {{mook|s}} who knows about her weakness to electricity takes her down with a pool of water and a well-placed electrical cable. He then gets ready to cut open her skull while she's disabled, knowing precisely where her chip is and knowing he's got two minutes before she reboots....only to discover to his dismay that she's upgraded, right before his neck is pulverized.
5th Jul '16 9:27:10 AM DouglasFir
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** Eugene starts out as a nerdy and cowardly NonActionGuy who has to rely on his companions for protection. The only reason he's still alive is that [[spoiler:he lied about knowing the cure for the plague so that people would act like his bodyguards]]. In "Self Help" he starts to involve himself in fights against walkers and he slowly grows more confident afterwards. He begins training with weapons and before the end of the sixth season, he has killed quite a few walkers. And he gets a few other awesome moments like [[spoiler: biting his captor on the crotch so he can escape]].
10th May '16 11:27:16 PM erforce
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* Brutus on ''{{Rome}}''. He starts out as a bit of a wuss and a coward and tries but fails to stand up to his mother. Even the murder of Caesar is unwilling on his part and he pretty much just succumbed to peer pressure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone despairing once the deed is done]]. He hits a low point in season two but then he pulls himself together, mans up and ends up commanding an army.
* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Connor takes a long-anticipated level of badass in the first episode of the second season when he [[spoiler: violently stops a rape attempt on his mother and in doing so throws his old standard of ThouShaltNotKill out the window]].
** And in "The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter", John shows he's continued leveling up in badass when he confronts Jesse and [[spoiler: tells her he figured out who and what Riley really was, casually takes her pistol from her, lays out why he is and will be the future leader of mankind, and tells her that her plan to make Cameron kill Riley never would have worked to break them apart.]] Thoroughly ''awesome.''
*** Well, he knows [[spoiler:she won't shoot humanity's only chance against the machines]].
** [[RobotGirl Cameron]] herself levels up in the second season, though more subtly. For most of the first season and the first half of the second, she at best can draw even with other Terminators; being smaller than other Terminators makes her lighter and less physically powerful. She makes up for it, however, by fighting ''smarter'' and apparently doing research into various martial arts and weapons, until she's able to regularly tackle other Terminators and take them apart single-handedly.
*** Up to a point where a DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{mook|s}} who knows about her weakness to electricity takes her down with a pool of water and a well-placed electrical cable. He then gets ready to cut open her skull while she's disabled, knowing precisely where her chip is and knowing he's got two minutes before she reboots....only to discover to his dismay that she's upgraded, right before his neck is pulverized.

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* Brutus on ''{{Rome}}''.''Series/{{Rome}}''. He starts out as a bit of a wuss and a coward and tries but fails to stand up to his mother. Even the murder of Caesar is unwilling on his part and he pretty much just succumbed to peer pressure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone despairing once the deed is done]]. He hits a low point in season two but then he pulls himself together, mans up and ends up commanding an army.
* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Connor takes a long-anticipated level of badass in the first episode of the second season when he [[spoiler: violently stops a rape attempt on his mother and in doing so throws his old standard of ThouShaltNotKill out the window]].
** And in "The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter", John shows he's continued leveling up in badass when he confronts Jesse and [[spoiler: tells her he figured out who and what Riley really was, casually takes her pistol from her, lays out why he is and will be the future leader of mankind, and tells her that her plan to make Cameron kill Riley never would have worked to break them apart.]] Thoroughly ''awesome.''
*** Well, he knows [[spoiler:she won't shoot humanity's only chance against the machines]].
** [[RobotGirl Cameron]] herself levels up in the second season, though more subtly. For most of the first season and the first half of the second, she at best can draw even with other Terminators; being smaller than other Terminators makes her lighter and less physically powerful. She makes up for it, however, by fighting ''smarter'' and apparently doing research into various martial arts and weapons, until she's able to regularly tackle other Terminators and take them apart single-handedly.
*** Up to a point where a DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{mook|s}} who knows about her weakness to electricity takes her down with a pool of water and a well-placed electrical cable. He then gets ready to cut open her skull while she's disabled, knowing precisely where her chip is and knowing he's got two minutes before she reboots....only to discover to his dismay that she's upgraded, right before his neck is pulverized.
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Connor takes a long-anticipated level of badass in the first episode of the second season when he [[spoiler: violently stops a rape attempt on his mother and in doing so throws his old standard of ThouShaltNotKill out the window]].
** And in "The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter", John shows he's continued leveling up in badass when he confronts Jesse and [[spoiler: tells her he figured out who and what Riley really was, casually takes her pistol from her, lays out why he is and will be the future leader of mankind, and tells her that her plan to make Cameron kill Riley never would have worked to break them apart.]] Thoroughly ''awesome.''
*** Well, he knows [[spoiler:she won't shoot humanity's only chance against the machines]].
** [[RobotGirl Cameron]] herself levels up in the second season, though more subtly. For most of the first season and the first half of the second, she at best can draw even with other Terminators; being smaller than other Terminators makes her lighter and less physically powerful. She makes up for it, however, by fighting ''smarter'' and apparently doing research into various martial arts and weapons, until she's able to regularly tackle other Terminators and take them apart single-handedly.
*** Up to a point where a DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{mook|s}} who knows about her weakness to electricity takes her down with a pool of water and a well-placed electrical cable. He then gets ready to cut open her skull while she's disabled, knowing precisely where her chip is and knowing he's got two minutes before she reboots....only to discover to his dismay that she's upgraded, right before his neck is pulverized.
16th Feb '16 5:30:55 AM rafi
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Peter Petrelli takes a level of badass from Season One to Season Two. Unfortunately, [[IdiotBall his intellect fails to keep up]].

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Peter Petrelli takes a level of badass from Season One to Season Two. Unfortunately, [[IdiotBall his intellect fails to keep up]].



*** The season 3 premiere is full of characters taking a level: Suresh by injecting himself, and future Ando (yet to be explained). [[spoiler: And it never is.]]
**** Ando previously Took a Level in Badass when he challenged Sylar with nothing but a sword in the finale of season 1.
*** In all honesty, Hiro started taking several levels of BadAss from the first three episodes. He flirted with full BadAss status in the last episode of season 1.
** Matt Parkman and Mohinder Suresh have taken up several levels of BadAss in season 2. Micah Sanders has potential to do the same in season 3.
** In the dystopian future revealed in Season 3, Claire has clearly taken a level in badass.
** Apparently, all the villains Claire defeated over the course of volume 3 were enough XP for her to gain a level in Badass by the volume finale, culminating in her defeat of Sylar.

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*** The season 3 premiere is full of characters taking a level: Suresh by injecting himself, ** After spending Volume Two wallowing in her own pain, Claire spent Volume Three [[CuteBruiser kicking ass and future Ando (yet generally being much more proactive]] in dealing with life's hard knocks.
** Matt seems
to be explained). [[spoiler: And it never is.have taken at least half a level in Volume 4.
** [[spoiler:Micah apparently took one in Volume Three. In Volume Four, he's adopted the codename "Rebel" and is organizing a resistance effort against the government.
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**** Ando previously Took ** Peter does this, twice. First, by actually getting a Level in Badass grasp on his powers after his training with Claude. Later, when his DEPOWERING followed by his new NERFED ability, he challenged Sylar with nothing but a sword in becomes one of the finale most strategically intelligent characters of season 1.
*** In all honesty, Hiro started taking several levels of BadAss from
the first three episodes. He flirted with full BadAss status in the last episode of season 1.
** Matt Parkman and Mohinder Suresh have taken up several levels of BadAss in season 2. Micah Sanders has potential to do the same in season 3.
** In the dystopian future revealed in Season 3, Claire has clearly taken a level in badass.
** Apparently, all the villains Claire defeated over the course of volume 3 were enough XP for her to gain a level in Badass by the volume finale, culminating in her defeat of Sylar.
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26th Jan '16 3:19:02 PM Allronix
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** Or going from the meek and gentlemanly Fifth Doctor to the maniacal and anti-heroic Sixth. The crowner has to be going from the sweet and ditzy [[NiceGuy Eighth Doctor]] to renouncing the very idea of being a "doctor" in the healing sense and becoming someone who ''could'' destroy both the Daleks and all of Gallefrey if it ended the Time War.
7th Jan '16 11:33:22 AM FordPrefect
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** ''Enterprise'' demonstrates that Starfleet, and humanity itself will level up considerably. At the show's beginning, the Earth has all of one ship capable of real deep space travel and anything approximating real weapons. We know from the previous series (chronologically later adventures) what kind of force Starfleet will become, but in one episode, Daniels brings Captain Archer to the future to witness the battle of Procyon Five, wherein Starfleet is now going toe-to-toe with transdimensional beings who posess the ability to alter physical space. And according the Daniels, they win.

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** ''Enterprise'' demonstrates that Starfleet, and humanity itself will level up considerably. At the show's beginning, the Earth has all of one ship capable of real deep space travel and anything approximating real weapons. We know from the previous series (chronologically later adventures) what kind of force Starfleet will become, but in one episode, Daniels brings Captain Archer to the future to witness the battle of Procyon Five, wherein Starfleet is now going toe-to-toe with transdimensional beings who posess the ability to alter physical space. And according the to Daniels, they win.
7th Jan '16 11:31:18 AM FordPrefect
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** Arguably ''the show itself.'' It went from being what many people described as "''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with superpowers" in Season One, to the ''first ever'' full-fledged Live Action DC Universe ever seen onscreen, complete with live action versions of even the most obscure characters from DC Comics, characters that one may never have expected to make it to live action. Nowadays, whenever anyone descries a live action show about superheroes, its ''Smallville'' they compare it to. Not ''Series/{{Batman}}'', not ''Series/LoisAndClark'', its ''Smallville''. Whatever its flaws, the show at least deserves credit for that.

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** Arguably ''the show itself.'' It went from being what many people described as "''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with superpowers" in Season One, to the ''first ever'' full-fledged Live Action DC Universe ever seen onscreen, complete with live action versions of even the most obscure characters from DC Comics, characters that one may never have expected to make it to live action. Nowadays, whenever anyone descries a live action show about superheroes, its it's ''Smallville'' they compare it to. Not ''Series/{{Batman}}'', not ''Series/LoisAndClark'', its it's ''Smallville''. Whatever its flaws, the show at least deserves credit for that.
7th Jan '16 11:29:20 AM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': One Arnold Judas Rimmer (you read that right), in the first six seasons of the series he's a pathetic cowardly {{Jerkass}} who's terrified of the idea of being on the receiving end of "any" kind of violence. However, [[MomentOfAwesome eventually he ends up saving the entire crew from their future selves]]. Then later taking up the mantle of the dimension hopping hero [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]]. Probably justified in that it wasn't an immediate change.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': One Arnold Judas Rimmer (you read that right), in right). In the first six seasons of the series series, he's a pathetic cowardly {{Jerkass}} who's terrified of the idea of being on the receiving end of "any" ''any'' kind of violence. However, [[MomentOfAwesome eventually he ends up saving the entire crew from their future selves]]. Then selves]], then later taking up the mantle of the dimension hopping hero [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]]. Probably justified in that it wasn't an immediate change.
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