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redirects: Gritty Badass
, Gritty Hero
A guy or gal who isn't afraid to get down and dirty. Over the course of their adventures and battles, they found themselves being covered in dirt, sweat, and blood
, and they look all the more Badass
Contrast Beauty Is Never Tarnished
and Dirt Force Field
- John McClane from the Die Hard films is notorious for becoming steadily filthier as his ordeals go on, not to mention his accumulation of injuries!
- Hell, this trope may have been called The Law Of Bruce if it wasn't already taken.
- The newest Predators movie invokes this, with a progressively dirtier Adrien Brody. In the climax, he's shirtless, and covered in dirt, mud, smoke, and ash.
- This is practically a selling point of the new Tomb Raider reboot. It's even the trope image. In every promotional image for the game, she looks very badass and extremely dirty.