History TookALevelInBadass / WebOriginal

22nd Aug '17 9:57:43 PM ultimomant
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** In Revelation, [[spoiler:Grif and Sarge come to Simmons and Doc's rescue, but are confronted by Washington. After a couple of failed cues, Grif bursts through a wall with the warthog after Washington has disarmed Sarge. Grif hits Washington, and after a brief drive around Valhalla flings sim off of the Warthog. As Washington cocks Sarge's shotgun in midair, Sarge timely shows up and snatches the shotgun right out of his hands, jumps in the Warthog with Grif, and shoots the fusion coils that Washington landed by. Take into account that Washington is just short of a OneManArmy, and it's all the more impressive. What's more, not only do they beat Washington, but they do it with style. However, Sarge did mess up his one-liner, so points off for that.]]

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** In Revelation, [[spoiler:Grif and Sarge come to Simmons and Doc's rescue, but are confronted by Washington. After a couple of failed cues, Grif bursts through a wall with the warthog after Washington has disarmed Sarge. Grif hits Washington, and after a brief drive around Valhalla flings sim him off of the Warthog. As Washington cocks Sarge's shotgun in midair, Sarge timely shows up and snatches the shotgun right out of his hands, jumps in the Warthog with Grif, and shoots the fusion coils that Washington landed by. Take into account that Washington is just short of a OneManArmy, and it's all the more impressive. What's more, not only do they beat Washington, but they do it with style. However, Sarge did mess up his one-liner, so points off for that.]]
18th Aug '17 5:25:26 PM DarkHunter
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* In the Volume 1 finale of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[TheSmartGuy Blake Belladonna]] struggles to hold her own against [[TheDragon Roman Torchwick]], even with help, and the fight had to be interrupted. [[spoiler:In the Volume 2 finale, she has a second battle with him, with ''no'' assistance this time. Guess who wins? Hint: Not Roman.]]
** This example turns out to be {{Subverted|Trope}} later as [[spoiler:Roman allowed himself to be defeated and captured on Ironwood's airships to later escape, hijack it and wreak havoc]]. A better example in this case would be Ruby, who got punched out easily by a White Fang goon in Volume 2 and subsequently captured, only in Volume 3 to [[spoiler:kick a Griffon through the airship. The fight literally lasts about 3 seconds.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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In the Volume 1 finale of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', finale, [[TheSmartGuy Blake Belladonna]] struggles to hold her own against [[TheDragon Roman Torchwick]], even with help, and the fight had to be interrupted. [[spoiler:In the Volume 2 finale, she has a second battle with him, with ''no'' assistance this time. Guess who wins? Hint: Not Roman. Then again, it's suggested that Roman allowed himself to be captured as part of Cinder's plans, so that may have factored into it.]]
** This example turns out to be {{Subverted|Trope}} later Jaune Arc started the show as [[spoiler:Roman allowed himself to be defeated completely untrained and captured on Ironwood's airships to later escape, hijack it didn't even have his Aura unlocked (something all the other students had done ''years'' ago). He struggles with foes that the other students barely even bat an eye at, and wreak havoc]]. A better example in this case would be Ruby, who got punched out easily by a White Fang goon in Volume 2 has no idea what his Semblance even ''is''. But as the show goes on, he steadily trains and subsequently captured, only in Volume improves: by Volumes 3 and 4, while he's not up to [[spoiler:kick a Griffon through the airship. The fight literally lasts about 3 seconds.]]level of his friends, he's able to hold his own and strike some good blows even against powerful enemies.
31st May '17 12:28:10 PM Viira
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* Tucker, the lazy pimp wannabe from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' suddenly becomes effective once he gets his energy sword. He takes another level when Wyoming locks the whole canyon into a time loop. Tucker is left immune to its amnesia-inducing effects (due to the sword), allowing him to act with advance knowledge of the situation.
-->'''Church:''' Hey you know what, I kinda like this new all-knowing badass Tucker. He's certainly a lot better than the old one.
** Similarly, in the climax of ''Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction'', [[spoiler:Church embraces his [=AI=] heritage and stops [[TheJuggernaut The Meta]] by entering its collective mind. Previously, he was unable to even hit a target at point-blank range.]]
** In Recreation, [[spoiler:Tucker returns and shows off his mad skills by taking on the entire digging team, seemingly by himself.]]
** In Revelation, [[spoiler:Grif and Sarge come to Simmons and Doc's rescue, but are confronted by Washington. After a couple of failed cues, Grif bursts through a wall with the warthog after Washington has disarmed Sarge. Grif hits Washington, and after a brief drive around Valhalla flings Washington off of the Warthog. As Washington cocks Sarge's shotgun in midair, Sarge timely shows up and takes the shotgun right out of his hands, jumps in the Warthog with Grif, and shoots the fusion coils that Washington landed by. Take into account that Washington is just short of a [[OneManArmy One Man Army]], and it's all the more impressive. What's more, not only do they beat Washington, but they do it with style.]]
*** [[spoiler:However, Sarge did mess up his one-liner, so points off for that.]]
** In the same season, as difficult as it may be to believe [[spoiler: already high-level badass Tex has apparently taken another level in badass]]. Meta also spent a lot of that season as an IronButtmonkey, but redeemed himself in the fight with Tex [[spoiler:and won, no less.]]
*** Honestly, with the entire season but this episode in particular, the show ''itself'' Took a Level in Badass.
** By the time of Season 12, the crew are overall much more competent than before, though they still fail irregularly.
*** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Roosterteeth now has access to [[TechnologyMarchesOn Motion Capture]] and Kung Fu.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
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Tucker, the lazy pimp wannabe from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' suddenly becomes effective once he gets his energy sword. He takes another level when Wyoming locks the whole canyon into a time loop. Tucker is left immune to its amnesia-inducing effects (due to the sword), allowing him to act with advance knowledge of the situation.
-->'''Church:''' Hey
situation. In ''Recreation'', [[spoiler:he shows off his mad skills by taking on the entire digging team, seemingly by himself.]]
--->'''Church:''' Hey,
you know what, I kinda like this new all-knowing badass Tucker. He's certainly a lot better than the old one.
** Similarly, in the climax of ''Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction'', [[spoiler:Church embraces Church [[spoiler:embraces his [=AI=] heritage and stops [[TheJuggernaut The Meta]] by entering its collective mind. mind.]] Previously, he was unable to even hit a target at point-blank range.]]
** In Recreation, [[spoiler:Tucker returns and shows off his mad skills by taking on the entire digging team, seemingly by himself.]]
range.
** In Revelation, [[spoiler:Grif and Sarge come to Simmons and Doc's rescue, but are confronted by Washington. After a couple of failed cues, Grif bursts through a wall with the warthog after Washington has disarmed Sarge. Grif hits Washington, and after a brief drive around Valhalla flings Washington sim off of the Warthog. As Washington cocks Sarge's shotgun in midair, Sarge timely shows up and takes snatches the shotgun right out of his hands, jumps in the Warthog with Grif, and shoots the fusion coils that Washington landed by. Take into account that Washington is just short of a [[OneManArmy One Man Army]], OneManArmy, and it's all the more impressive. What's more, not only do they beat Washington, but they do it with style. However, Sarge did mess up his one-liner, so points off for that.]]
*** [[spoiler:However, Sarge did mess up his one-liner, so points off for that.** In the same season, as difficult as it may be to believe, [[spoiler: already high-level badass Tex has apparently taken another level in badass]]. Meta also spent a lot of that season as an IronButtmonkey, but redeems himself in the fight with Tex [[spoiler:and won, no less.]]
** In the same season, as difficult as it may be to believe [[spoiler: already high-level badass Tex has apparently taken another level in badass]]. Meta also spent a lot of that season as an IronButtmonkey, but redeemed himself in the fight with Tex [[spoiler:and won, no less.]]
*** Honestly, with the entire season but this episode in particular, the show ''itself'' Took a Level in Badass.
** By the time of Season 12, the crew are overall much more competent than before, though they still fail irregularly.
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irregularly. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Roosterteeth now has access to [[TechnologyMarchesOn Motion Capture]] and Kung Fu.
21st May '17 5:23:41 PM nombretomado
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* Once she got behind the controls of the helicopter [[TheChick Pegs]] from [[WereAlive We're Alive]] gained quite a bit of confidence, even telling both Datu and Michael to shut up during chapter 24.

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* Once she got behind the controls of the helicopter [[TheChick Pegs]] from [[WereAlive We're Alive]] ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' gained quite a bit of confidence, even telling both Datu and Michael to shut up during chapter 24.
22nd Apr '17 9:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* Simon Wood from ''{{Survival of the Fittest}}'' is nigh-unrecogniseable in [=SOTF=] spin off [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies SOTF Zombies]]. He goes from RomanticRunnerUp to somebody who will not hesitate to punch his undead adversaries in the face. On one occasion, this actually ''killed'' one.

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* Simon Wood from ''{{Survival ''Roleplay/{{Survival of the Fittest}}'' is nigh-unrecogniseable in [=SOTF=] spin off [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies SOTF Zombies]]. He goes from RomanticRunnerUp to somebody who will not hesitate to punch his undead adversaries in the face. On one occasion, this actually ''killed'' one.
8th Apr '17 10:11:53 AM nombretomado
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* Blazer from the ''{{World of Warcraft}}'' epic "Tales of the Past III" goes from a cocky rogue who couldn't defeat a horde of undead, to a Badass Fist-Of-An-Angry-God paladin who wields a ancient weapon after spending time training in the emerald dream with death knight Mograine (whose control under the Kel'Thurzad had been broken). Notable in the beginning of the fight with Arthas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBMfumHrDRE&feature=related

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* Blazer from the ''{{World ''VideoGame/{{World of Warcraft}}'' epic "Tales of the Past III" goes from a cocky rogue who couldn't defeat a horde of undead, to a Badass Fist-Of-An-Angry-God paladin who wields a ancient weapon after spending time training in the emerald dream with death knight Mograine (whose control under the Kel'Thurzad had been broken). Notable in the beginning of the fight with Arthas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBMfumHrDRE&feature=related



* The Fellowship of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', big time. They go from a RagtagBunchOfMisfits at the beginning of the saga to a true BadassCrew that doesn't flinch from [[WeDoTheImpossible even the most]] [[SavingTheWorld challenging quests]].

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* The Fellowship of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'', big time. They go from a RagtagBunchOfMisfits at the beginning of the saga to a true BadassCrew that doesn't flinch from [[WeDoTheImpossible even the most]] [[SavingTheWorld challenging quests]].
12th Jan '17 11:38:51 AM ItsMeDr
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* The REAL WebVideo/FilthyFrank became this between "ADAM SANDLER CONSPIRACY THEORY" where he claimed he was only a peasant and could only travel through realms and "FILTHY FRANK VS. CHIN CHIN" where it's implied that he became into a Peace^Lord and even intimidates the dark lord himself, Chin Chin.

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* The REAL WebVideo/FilthyFrank became this between "ADAM SANDLER CONSPIRACY THEORY" where he claimed he was only a peasant and could only travel through realms and "FILTHY FRANK VS. CHIN CHIN" where it's implied that he became into a Peace^Lord and even intimidates the dark lord himself, Chin Chin.
11th Jan '17 5:55:02 PM nombretomado
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* Emma in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' appears to have done this in between "I Love You All" and "Operation Emma", largely as a result of having to fend for herself and [[spoiler:witnessing Elizabeth's murder]].

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* Emma in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' appears to have done this in between "I Love You All" and "Operation Emma", largely as a result of having to fend for herself and [[spoiler:witnessing Elizabeth's murder]].
30th Nov '16 3:28:49 PM ItsMeDr
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** The REAL WebVideo/FilthyFrank became this between "ADAM SANDLER CONSPIRACY THEORY" where he claimed he was only a peasant and could only travel through realms and "FILTHY FRANK VS. CHIN CHIN" where it's implied that he became into a Peace^Lord and even intimidates the dark lord himself, Chin Chin.

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** * The REAL WebVideo/FilthyFrank became this between "ADAM SANDLER CONSPIRACY THEORY" where he claimed he was only a peasant and could only travel through realms and "FILTHY FRANK VS. CHIN CHIN" where it's implied that he became into a Peace^Lord and even intimidates the dark lord himself, Chin Chin.
30th Nov '16 3:28:21 PM ItsMeDr
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** The REAL WebVideo/FilthyFrank became this between "ADAM SANDLER CONSPIRACY THEORY" where he claimed he was only a peasant and could only travel through realms and "FILTHY FRANK VS. CHIN CHIN" where it's implied that he became into a Peace^Lord and even intimidates the dark lord himself, Chin Chin.
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