We have the World of Ham
, where every character is a Large Ham
. But what about the World Of Badass?
In the World Of Badass, every character is a Badass
... even the girliest girly-girl will be a butt-kicking Action Girl
, even the nerdiest of nerds will be a Badass Bookworm
, far from dying first
the black dude will be the guy you least want to fuck with
, and you should probably just steer clear of gays altogether
Obviously, this is a dangerous place to be and will often overlap with Crapsack World
not only because of said danger but also because the Crapsack World
is a fertile breeding ground for the Black and Gray Morality
required for true badassery
. This can lead to Anti-Hero
and Heel-Face Revolving Door
characters popping up at frequent intervals. Other common character archetypes include the Cowboy Cop
, Crazy Survivalist
, The Determinator
and Blood Knight
If the main protagonist of a World of Badass has a Love Interest
, expect them to become (or, in some cases, start out as) a Battle Couple
. If they have kids, it's best to avoid messing with said kids
The World of Badass will occasionally, due to the comparably high level of HSQ
, overlap with the World of Ham
. However, it's far more likely for this trope to be applied to Crapsack
Anime And Manga
- Sin City.
- Watchmen plays with this trope, featuring several badasses among its core of main characters... however, some are noticeably less badass than others.
- A lot of video games are slaves to this trope too. It's one of Yahtzee's most common complaints about Space Marine type games.
- Also, fighting games (at least, the good ones).