Created By: lu127 on February 9, 2012 Last Edited By: lu127 on January 19, 2013

Badass Establishers Index

Items/Moments to signify a character is badass.

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The need for such a sub-index was brought up in this Special Efforts thread.

So, you've seen it before. Those things every other cool character displays. Those catchy lines he throws out before he starts kicking ass. What better way to tell a true Badass other than the Badass Longcoat? Or that uber-cool hair!

This is a sub-index of the Badass tropes. These items can help identify a Badass when you see them. They are either accessories serving as indicators for those who run on the Rule of Cool, or moments/quirks used to establish someone's badass factor. When it comes to accessories or clothing, their depiction may or may not be realistic.

For badass character tropes, check the Badass index. See also Harbinger of Asskicking.

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Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • February 9, 2012
    Deboss
    You can't nest links.

    I personally dislike putting subtropes under supertropes on indexes because it interrupts the alphabetizing of the index.
  • February 9, 2012
    lu127
    Crap, stupid nesting.

    I just skimmed the thread and listed them in the same order as the Badass index. I suppose we'll see what the comments say and decide.
  • February 9, 2012
    dalek955
  • February 9, 2012
    Diask
  • February 24, 2012
    Lumpenprole
    Do we have the equivalent of Humble Badass? Insists he's just a regular guy, no one special, even though he's tougher than 99.999% of the planet?
  • February 24, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    Don't think so
  • February 24, 2012
    Cider
    I'm opposed because I think badass is such an empty term that page should just be made into an index. It practically already is one, all we need to do is kill the examples.
  • February 24, 2012
    lebrel
    I don't know if Badass Blink (invisibility cloaks always chose to momentarily fail when the characters are doing something impressive) belongs here. It doesn't establish the character as badass, it is merely a way of making sure the audience gets to see whatever interesting thing the character is doing. They could be doing something cool but non-badass and still get a Badass Blink.
  • February 24, 2012
    Premonition45
  • February 24, 2012
    SKJAM
    Mugging The Monster when used to establish a new character's badass credentials.
  • February 24, 2012
    randomsurfer
  • June 20, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    Bump. Is this still going on?
  • January 13, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    And again bumping. This index looks launch-ready - any reason to hold on with launching?
  • January 14, 2013
    lu127
    I think the sorting effort kinda fell off the radar.
  • January 14, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    Yeah. I wonder if running it on a crowner basis like the Appearance Tropes thread will work better.

    Hatting this, by the way, because sorting effort or no this looks launchready.

  • January 19, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    And re-bumping for more comments or hats.
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