Page Action: Badass Redefinition
What would be the best way to fix the page?
As discussed in this thread
, there is a problem with the Badass
trope. This crowner is about sorting out the trope's definition.
Note 1: This is about the main Badass page. Pages with "badass" in the title are out of scope of this vote.
Note 2: Regardless of the vote result, all other definitions won't be lost to the sands of time — they may be optionally YKTTW
'd, and their fate shall be decided in YKTTW
This issue has been resolved and voting is closed.
+19 (yeas:21 nays:2)
Turn Badass into an example-less Fan Speak page, explaining the most common uses of the word (a la what's done to Mary Sue).
-1 (yeas:8 nays:9)
Redefine Badass as a combination of traits: "A character who is brave enough to face danger and strong/skilled/tough enough to handle it, whether mentally, physically or supernaturally (Last Stand, You Shall Not Pass, Suicide Mission etc. count as 'handling it'). Anyone that would win a Darwin Award does not count, and simply being "cool" or "manly" is not enough to qualify. A Badass doesn't always have to win. To the contrary, there are many Badasses who lose. The point is, how they do it."
-2 (yeas:7 nays:9)
Turn Badass into a disambig.
-3 (yeas:5 nays:8)
Redefine Badass as "Character who's tough and resilient, who stays strong despite pain and hazards due to strong willpower".
-7 (yeas:3 nays:10) -9 (yeas:3 nays:12)
Keep the definition of Badass as "Character who does improbable stunts, Rule of Cool personified".
-9 (yeas:2 nays:11) -9 (yeas:2 nays:11)
Redefine Badass as "Character who is formidable: inspiring awe and respect in allies, and fear in enemies".
-10 (yeas:2 nays:12)
Redefine Badass as "One of the best and most competent warriors in a given setting".
-10 (yeas:2 nays:12)
Redefine Badass as "Character who's very brave, who got huge balls".
-11 (yeas:3 nays:14)
Cut Badass entirely.
-12 (yeas:1 nays:13)
Redefine Badass as "Character who is very powerful, almost overpowered".
Total number: 12. Number shown: 12.
Total number of votes: 182