Indices: Hidden Badass, BadassExactly What It Says on the Tin. A character who is a Cloudcuckoolander reveals hidden Badass depths if you put them under enough pressure and/or press their Berserk Button. This can lead to them becoming an Ensemble Darkhorse. Subtrope of Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass. Compare Crazy Awesome. [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Comics]]
- Delirium in The Sandman. Although Fridge Logic dictates that she must be pretty Badass all along (after all, she is one of the Endless) all we see is a Cloudcuckoolander who provides comic relief and occasionally plays the wise fool. Then, in Brief Lives, she shouts at Destiny, the most powerful of the Endless and gets away with it, and subsequently, in The Kindly Ones, she threatens Lucifer's demon assistant/consort with a fate that borders on And I Must Scream territory.
- Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter. She's an archetypal Cloudcuckoolander and once even plays the role of Cuckoolander Commentator. When she joins the DA, she doesn't seem to Take a Level in Badass. Indeed, she doesn't seem to have learned anything much. When she has to fight, however, her hidden Badass abilities are revealed.
- Bear in mind that, at the age of sixteen, she helps reform and lead the DA and gets imprisoned in Malfoy Manor, where she is probably tortured. When she is freed by the Power Trio, she'd be excused for going into hiding, but she returns to Hogwarts for the final battle and fights Bellatrix Lestrange.
- Lieutenant Blouse in Monstrous Regiment. At first he appears to be a Cloudcuckoolander, but he turns out to be a Genius Ditz, takes several levels in badass and has been promoted to Major by the end of the book.
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