* The average video game protagonist can live through what most people would call a RasputinianDeath and has a typical body count in the high thousands. Yeah.
* All of the protagonists of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, although somewhat small hat compared to the superhuman ones here. By the end of each game, each has [[OneManArmy killed hundreds to thousands of people]], assassinated a few crime bosses along with good numbers of their underlings and survived entanglements with SWAT teams, the FBI and the US Army.
** However, Tommy Vercetti is the biggest one in the entire franchise. Yes, he is probably the most immoral and evil protagonist of the franchise, but still, he is unstoppable in every point of view, to the point that fear him some characters from the end. He faced the most dangerous and powerful criminals of the 80s, and killed them all, including hundreds of henchmen without problem, something no other character in the GTA III Era could muster.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is [[WorldOfBadass pretty replete with them]]; everyone on Shepard's party can become an army-crushing terror at the higher levels, even [[SpoonyBard Kaidan]].
** The turian species. ''Every'' single turian is a trained soldier, having spent at least a year training and a year serving in the Hierarchy's military, which is generally considered the most disciplined and well-trained army in the galaxy. In other words, every turian you meet, from the shopkeepers to the scientists to that Jersey-accented mechanic on Noveria could probably break a man over his knee if he was so inclined.
** All the party members of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' qualify for this. There's DarkActionGirl Jack, who can probably be considered the biotics equivalent of [[TheForceUnleashed Starkiller]]; BadassBookworm Mordin, who dealt with mercenaries harassing his clinic by hanging their bodies outside to make a message after making short work of them; silent ProfessionalKiller Thane, the [[KnightTemplar Justicar]] Samara; and plenty others.
** Shepard definitely deserves mention. Whether you play as a paragon or renegade, Shepard has succeeded in pissing off a fleet of [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu mechanical demi-gods]] by [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu destroying four of them]] to the point where they all know Shepard's name and are coming after them personally. You can be so badass Shepard is recognized as a legend and lauded or at least respected by damn near every race in the galaxy. Krogan, Turian, Quarian even the robotic Geth.
*** Shepard is the kind of person who can be ambushed, [[OneManArmy alone]], inside of a base full of elite infantry, heavy mechs, and combat engineers and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tear the base apart.]] [[CurbStompBattle Shepard barely gets scratched once they're over the ambush.]]
*** Shepard's badassery as summed up by [[TheLancer Garrus]]:
--->'''Garrus:''' The Collectors killed you once, and all it did was piss you off. I can't ''imagine'' they'll stop you this time.
*** Shepard is so badass that in game loading text tells you to become the ultimate badass. That's right, Shepard's legendary badassery is canon.
*** Near the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Shepard is with a task force attempting to enter the Citadel through a transport beam near Earth. Harbinger personally comes down and [[CurbStompBattle utterly obliterates the entire task force in under a minute.]] Shepard is caught in one of the blasts from his beams that can destroy dreadnoughts, and despite third-degree burns, bleeding to death from a stomach wound and melted armor, [[{{Determinator}} Shepard gets up and limps on, gunning down any husks that get in their way. Separd even gets shot a few times by a marauder while heavily wounded and without shields or armor and keeps on going.]]
** In the DLC ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' we have [[spoiler:Tela Vasir, an Asari Spectre who is one of [[ThatOneBoss the toughest]] yet most satisfying bosses in the series. [[{{Determinator}} She manages this after wrestling with Shepard out of a 4+ story window (she won it by rolling on top of Shepard, and kicking them into the ground)]], getting into a vicious carwreck, losing an enormous amount of blood, and potentially getting hit in the face with a flying table]].
** [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Being a badass is a requirement to become a Spectre in the Mass Effect universe.]]
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' will have the Illusive Man's primary assassin who will be gunning for Shepard, Kai Leng. How do we know he's a badass? He killed a KROGAN with just a knife. To put it in perspective, krogan can snap the necks of humans by backhanding them. This guy killed one single-handedly with a knife. He later killed half a dozen armed turians [[KnifeNut still just using a knife.]] The third game has [[{{Determinator}} him climbing on top of a speeding,]] [[ImplacableMan flying car just to take down Shepard.]]
** Thane's badassery gets upgraded by the third game, as despite the face that he's already in the final stages of Kepral's Syndrome and requires medical attention ''every day'' and the best projection for him was that he was supposed to have succumbed to his illness ''six months before'', he steps up to confront Kai Leng when the latter tries to assassinate the Salarian Councillor. Thane gets stabbed, but gets to have the last laugh over the fact that he, a terminally ill drell, was able to stop Kai Leng from killing his mark.
** [[BadassGrandpa Zaeed Massani]] was betrayed by his own mercenary crew and shot in the face by his second in command. Most people would have died after having something as nasty as a shot through the head but Zaeed recovered and proceeded to become the best [[CatchPhrase goddamn]] bounty hunter in the galaxy before being hired by Commander Shepard.
-->'''Zaeed''': Rage is a hell of an anaesthetic.
** In the War Assets system in ''3'', you get some interesting results, especially since many of your former teammates are individual Assets. For example: Wrex, Grunt, and Zaeed? Together, they provide more War Asset points than the ''[[CoolStarship Destiny Ascension]]''. Add in Samara, Miranda, Jack, Kasumi and Mordin, and your [[spoiler:Virmire Survivor]] if you don't have them join your team, and the War Asset total beats the Alliance First and Third fleets, even if you sacrificed the Ascension to ensure the Fleets were at full strength. Your former teammates are so awesome that as a group they are more helpful to the Reaper war than ''two full fleets''.
* The Belmonts of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. A clan of vampire hunters that have fought toe to toe with the Drac himself for centuries using nothing but a [[WhipItGood holy whip]] for this express purpose and assorted subweapons. Special mention goes to the latest member of the belmont family, Julius Belmont [[BadassMustache who]] [[BadassBaritone embodies]] [[BadassBeard quite]] [[RetiredBadass a]] [[BadassLongcoat few]] [[BadassGrandpa badass]] tropes. As well he should, he's the only belmont who killed Dracula, and manages to kick large amounts of ass even without his weapon of choice or even his memory, becomes ThatOneBoss at one point and kills regenerating monsters before they get a chance to do so.
* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes TRAVIS TOUCHDOWN.]] The man taught himself to fight by watching anime and wrestling. This is truly badass or not but when you see the man in action you won't care. Travis changes the meaning of {{otaku}} He disposes of professional assassins and has time for [[PreAssKickingOneLiner One]] [[PreMortemOneLiner liners]] while doing so. And for what? [[ToBeAMaster To be Number 1]].
* Archer from ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', the man they invented the word 'GAR' for. In case you're wondering, it's from the phrase "[[EvenTheGuysWantHim I'm Gay for ARcher]]" when someone misspelled it and wrote "I'm gar for Archer". It has since mutated into a term meaning roughly "Badass to the nth power".
** The most awesome part is that Archer is nowhere near the most badass character - [[spoiler: Shirou Emiya, who is actually Archer's younger self, is the high lord of badass. Go view his path in Heaven's Feel if you doubt me.]]

*** However [[spoiler: Shirou]] doesn't seem to get quite as many [[EvenTheGuysWantHim guys declaring their love for him]]...
** Most of the servants, and a fair few of the non-servants too, also fall into one or more of the subcategories above. All of the people in the show's character sheet has one or more badass tags associated with them.
*** Gilgamesh was both the WorldsStrongestMan and probably the most badass human to have ever lived when he was alive. After becoming a Heroic Spirit, he´s all that with a jackpot-class SuperpowerLottery: He has [[HyperspaceArsenal access to every Noble Phantasm with a physical form]], [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Anti-God chains named after his only friend]] and the [[GameBreaker Anti-World class sword he wielded in life]]. He´s able to make ''Shirou nearly wet himself in fear'' when he first shows up, and that´s before he actually showed any killing intent.
*** Except for [[SmugSnake Shinji]] or Zouken.
** At the end of the 'Fate' path, [[LadyOfWar Saber]] blocks a planet-buster rated attack which tears apart time and space to erase the target from existence, reflects it back towards [[spoiler: Gilgamesh]] and then while he's reeling, she cuts him in half with Excalibur. All after having been hit, just minutes ago, by the same reality-collapsing attack two times, and riddled with [[MemeticMutation the Gate of Babylowned]] before that. This is why Saber is awesome, despite the inevitable TearJerker of a BittersweetEnding.
** ''[[VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia Fate/hollow ataraxia]]'' tends to feature a lot less fighting, but the ending shows that the entire cast is made up of extreme badasses.
* Many of the player characters of the various {{First Person Shooter}}s, and shooters in general. The SpaceMarine from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' especially. He destroys TheLegionsOfHell single-handedly for crying out loud...
** DoomTheRoguelike actually makes 'badass' a skill you can level up.
** The eponymous character of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.
** Duke Nukem from the ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series is a humorous parody of a badass.
** ''SeriousSam'', from the series of the same name, most certainly qualifies. Although no more empowered than a ''seriously'' over-armed human, he defeats whole armies of aliens (literally tens of thousands each game), a [[BossBattle boss]] 50 times as tall as him (Ugh-Zan III from ''First Encounter'') and various deities (Kulkukan from ''Second Encounter'', the Ram-God from the ''Second Encounter'' DLC, the Huge Lava Golem from the ''First Encounter''). He can't quite resist poking fun at the Duke either.
** [[BadassBookworm Gordon Freeman]] from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'', despite having one of the thickest pairs of NerdGlasses in recent fiction.
** [[ReturnToCastleWolfenstein B.J. Blazkowicz]] is well on his way towards single-handedly bringing down the ''entire'' [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] and its [[StupidJetpackHitler supertech]] / [[StupidBroomstickHitler occult]] armies by 1943.
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series has several TropeCodifier's:
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'''s hero canonically took on the forces of Law and Chaos and became known as in the ''in universe'' TropeCodifier for BadassNormal, proof of which can be found very early in the second game.
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'''s hero, regardless of alignment path, took on YHVH (i.e. - GOD HIMSELF), and remains the only SMT protagonist to have the honor of taking on God in his purest form and winning.
** The Demi-Fiend/Hitoshura of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. By the end of the game, he'll have racked up a body count that includes several gods, an avatar of THE God and, depending on your ending, possibly even [[spoiler: becoming TheDragon of Lucifer]]. And, considering that ''Nocturne'' is regarded one of the hardest games in the series, he damn well deserves the title.
** And just to show how powerful he is from someone else's point of view, in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', [[spoiler:he can be fight as an [[NintendoHard insanely hard]] BonusBoss. Who is able to '''[[FridgeHorror do four-digit damage using a lower-tier attack]].''' To drive the point home, his battle theme, lifted from ''Nocturne'', could've been the the Fiend theme, FinalBoss theme, or even just the standard boss theme. Nope, it's the ''standard random encounter theme.'' To him, the heroes, even at level 99, are merely low-level random encounters.]]
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'''s protagonist is one on any game path, but this gets played the straightest on the Neutral Path, because not only does he have to fight both the Law and Chaos Hero (and the latter even lampshades his badass status), demons from BOTH sides of the fence are openly terrified of said protagonist the closer he gets to the final boss. And, even before than, every human on the Strike Team, all of them trained soldiers in their own right, immediately cede to your protagonist's on the ground of AsskickingEqualsAuthority.
* Gideon Wyeth of ''AdventRising''. After aliens destroy (almost all of) his species, he brings the war to the genocidal aliens by dual wielding [[strike:guns]] rocket launchers, going hand-to-hand with creatures twice his size, bullet-timing every time he dodges, and using phenomenal cosmic powers to kill any enemy that gets in his way. Oh, and as an epilogue, he fights an acknowledged demigod boss and sucks it down a black hole ''that he created''.
* Kratos of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series is a walking epitome of this trope - a brutal monster of a man, seemingly without a conscience, the heights of his penchant for depraved execution defy easy description. But he's such a badass that the player can't help but root for him, and admittedly most of the Greek heroes were jerks anyways (to say nothing of the gods or the Titans, who double-cross and jerk Kratos around through all three games).
** Probably his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning achievement]] was in ''God of War II'', when he killed the Sisters of Fate. In other words, Kratos destroyed the beings who essentially weaved the fabric of time and space and judged what was going to happen. He killed three beings who even the gods themselves feared.
** For further clarification, this is a man who went from being a One-Man Army to a One-Man ''Armageddon.'' The mere mention of his name makes the ''Gods themselves'' tremble in fear.
* On the topic of Spartans, there's also the Master Chief from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, whose feats include disarming a bomb on a space station and ''throwing it back'' at the enemy ship that placed it there, and surviving a fall from several kilometers in the air at super-sonic speed.
** And that's only a fraction of Chief's heroic accomplishments. Doing the impossible is what he and his fellow Spartan-[=IIs=] do best.
** In addition, there's the man who fought on the front lines from the very first bullet of the war to the very last, Sergeant Avery Johnson.
** Sergeant Stacker, who's tough enough to survive the original trilogy to lead the twenty-one gun salute at the end of ''Halo 3'', and [[spoiler:survives the tumultuous four year interval to show up again in ''{{Halo 4}}'']].
*** For an action survivor counterpart, there's Private Chips Dubbo, who also somehow survives the original trilogy.
** For the Chief's Covenant counterpart, there's Arbiter Thel 'Vadam. How does he respond when his target is hiding on a station only being held above a giant storm by a single cable?
-->'''Arbiter:''' "The cable. I'm going to ''cut it''."
** Rtas 'Vadum (aka the Elite nicknamed "Half-Jaw") gets a particularly badass line in ''Halo 3'':
-->'''Random Elite:''' "Brute ships, staggered line! Ship Master, they outnumber us 3-to-1!"
-->'''Half-Jaw:''' "Then it is an even fight."
*** Which is especially awesome if you keep track of the space fight through various radio transmissions throughout the following level. In short, the Elites under his command ''thrash'' the Brutes.
** Man, why hasn't anyone mentioned Sgt. Forge yet? He's a gung ho, dedicated and honorable Marine lifer. He does whatever it takes to beat the Covenant, and he personally kills the Elite Arbiter in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. But what really solidifies his position as a badass is when one of the Spartans tells him that the bomb they're using to blow up the shield world has been damaged--someone will need to trigger it manually. Without missing a beat, [[HeroicSacrifice Forge volunteers himself for the job]], telling the Spartans that he has a feeling that humanity will need every one of them to win the war.
** Captain Jacob Keys belongs here too. The man is one of the most effective captains in the UNSC with several kills to his credit, including his performance during the prelude to the [[http://www.halopedian.com/Battle_of_Sigma_Octanus_IV Battle of Sigma Octanus IV]]. He also held off a Covenant boarding party on a colony ship while injured. He even killed four Covenant ships with a single, out-dated, and damaged cruiser over Installation 04. His most most impressive action, despite all of that, would be how long he held out against the Gravemind's interrogation, which doubles as a TearJerker when you find out everything that he sacrifices to the flood to keep them from finding the location of Earth and other UNSC population areas. Oh, and he's father to the equally badass Miranda Keys, and lover to the brilliant Dr. Catherine Halsey, the women who created the Master Chief and the other Spartan-[=IIs=].
** Hell, the entire squad in ''Halo3ODST', who are perhaps the series's best examples of [[BadassNormal Badass Normals]] who can hold their own in a galaxy of SuperSoldiers and highly advanced aliens.
** [[HaloReach Noble Six]] is one of the few things in the galaxy as deadly as the Master Chief. Not bad for a supposedly inferior Spartan-III.
** The Spartan-[=IVs=] of [[{{Halo 4}} Fireteam Crimson]] do their SuperSoldier predecessors proud by cutting through swathes of enemies and completing missions that would give even their fellow [=IVs=] trouble.
* VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017 has the player character, Storm 1. Canonically, The Earth Defense Force is supposed to be a BadassArmy. In game,however, everyone who isn't Storm 1 is near useless and frequently ends up dead within seconds. Storm 1's badassery is even mentioned in game at times. Examples include being sent alone to back up teams or take out entire alien fleets, or EDF soldiers actually saying that a team might succeed in a seemingly impossible mission just because Storm 1 is present.
* Ramiro Cruz in ''Total Overdose'' is a habitual criminal with the ability to gun down small armies of thugs, soldiers and luchadors as the story demands. He single-handedly wipes out a Mexican drug cartel, the army of a Latin-American dictator, and then shoots his way through the Mexican border to save his brother and his love interest.
* Dante and his brother Vergil, from the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series. If defeating the King of Hell, as well as an usurper of the power needed to defeat said King of Hell, doesn't count as badass for you, probably nothing is. Their father Sparda was probably even more of a badass, reportedly going single-handed against TheLegionsOfHell that were his former allies and saving humanity from extinction. Unfortunately, this took place in the backstory, as he is currently somehow dead, and it is unclear exactly how accurate the account is. Lady is also quite the BadassNormal, while Nero was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap ([[MakeUpYourMindScrappy or not?]]) entirely on Badassery.
* Luca Blight, one of the main antagonists from ''SuikodenII''. One of the more memorable scenes of the game involves him battling (and dominating) an army of magically powered warriors by himself [[BadassNormal using nothing but brute force]] and a small weapon augmentation. He does this ''after'' he has been riddled with arrows. While covered in arrows, and fighting the strongest ''18'' warriors of the opposing army (At least one of whom is endowed with the power of one of the fundamental forces of existence) singlehandedly, he loudly proclaims how wonderfully evil he is, and that it took hundreds to kill him, and that he slaughtered men personally by the thousands. As a division of an army is devoted solely to his death, and are barely doing it, he still needs to proclaim how murderously badass he is. Then, as a final "screw you", he dies laughing.
* Incredibly, Mickey Mouse, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''; he is a caring pacifist and a nice guy, much like the personality you're accustomed to him having... but when the time comes, he shows an amazing Yoda-style swordsmanship that leaves even the main character with his mouth hanging. The fact he is wearing a BadassLongcoat is only the icing on the cake.
** Sora himself is also quite Badass, even though he's actually quite a nice kid out of battle. When you think about it, he must have put down thousands of horrors in his not-too-long "career." At one point in Kingdom Hearts 2, he faces down an ''army'' of TheHeartless one thousand strong. And ''kicks their asses''.
*** Not to mention several Final Fantasy characters, themselves incredibly Badass, including [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]], and '''[[OneWingedAngel SEPHIROTH]]'''.
** Axel. Just look at all of Chain of Memories. Especially this dialogue between Axel and [[spoiler: Vexen]] in [[spoiler: Twilight Town]].
-->[[spoiler: '''Vexen''']]''':'''[[spoiler: No! Please don't! I... I don't want to-]]
-->'''Axel:'''[[spoiler: ''Goodbye.'' * Snaps fingers, destroying Vexan with a burst of fire* ]]
-->If that isn't Badass, that I don't know what is.
** Everyone in Birth By Sleep. ''EVERYONE.''
** Dual-wielding [[BadassAdorable Roxas]]. The beta-version of him that we are introduced to in Deep Dive is simply him in full badassery (therefore, getting the fans quite excited for this mysterious character at the time). It's not just the stunts, but his attitude, presence, and his movements that brings out the full effect. Though it's actually more apparent if he is either dual-wielding, cloaked, or both. [[spoiler: VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded]] raised his status a couple of levels by presenting him as [[spoiler: a ManipulativeBastard (with reason) and FinalBoss]], despite that it's a [[spoiler: Data version of himself]].
* The feats of Ryu Hayabusa from the ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series defy common belief. These include defeating everything from giant dragons, to entire fully armed platoons, to even demon gods, being agile enough to practically be able to fly, and being proficiently deadly with every single weapon imaginable (and some that aren't even weapons).
* Samus Aran, from the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' series, is a bounty hunter that has eliminated whole planets single-handedly. This character has taken out flying dragons, well-armed and armored enemies by the score, is fast and can roll into a basketball-sized Morph Ball to get into tight places. The arm cannon on the armor suit worn fires a variety of both energy beams and projectiles, when in ball form it drops bombs of various kinds, and can execute enemies by simply jumping through them (the infamous Screw Attack). It doesn't hurt either, that Samus Aran, under all that armor, [[SamusIsAGirl is a FEMALE badass]]. Until Prime 3, some members of the Galactic Federation treat her like a legend, with one of them not even believing she exists and comparing her to the likes of Santa Claus and Bigfoot.
** Probably because whenever she has a confrontation, there is usually no one left alive, be them a Space Pirate or a lowly bug... it can be understandable how this makes it hard to have any sort of record of her existence.
** Ridley, the literal Dragon of the series, deserves a mention, too. May it be because of surviving every confrontation he had with Samus despite ending, in one case, disintegrating into radioactive waste. Or entering a planet by simply flying into it. It's implied that Samus is the only person in the galaxy who is actually a threat to him and in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', Adam Malkovich even implies that he's just as dangerous, if not more so, than an entire station of Metroids.
* Keldorn Firecam of ''Baldur's Gate 2''. Sixty-something, but still covered in armour and swinging a two-handed sword whilst singing the praises of his rocking-out god. If you get right down to it, though, most of the characters eventually become badasses by the series' final installment. Even "innocent little Imoen" has enough magical power to wipe out small armies by the events of Throne of Bhaal. The protagonist of the games automatically qualifies as soon as you learn of their heritage, given that they're [[spoiler: the child of the old God of Murder]].
** Minsc, the huge barbarian ranger. Almost certainly the only badass in the history of the universe to own a pet hamster called Boo. Which he thinks talks to him, and comes from space.
*** Not a scripted event, but on my game Minsc, with one hit point, killed five gnoll elites with his bear (pun intended) hands, no weapons, no berserkery, just sheer awesome. It only stopped when he found Dynaheir, who was able to heal him, at which point he was able to kill thirty gnolls before the party left the area.
--->'''[=Minsc=]:''' Evil, meet my sword. SWORD! MEET EVIL!
** Meanwhile Sarevok, the BigBad of the first game, is so badass that even his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] in ''ThroneOfBhaal'' doesn't make him any less awesome. [[spoiler:Coming BackFromTheDead ''twice'']] can do that for a man's reputation.
* In a series rife with badasses, Sanger Zonvolt of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' holds a special spot in the hearts of fans. His trademark weapon is a BFS that's known to slice battleships in two, and upon receiving a SuperRobot with broken equipment, uses it as his only weapon, even when the built-in parts are capable of being repaired. During an offscreen fight with a not-quite-evil not-quite-clone, their combined badassery causes them to ''accidentally'' blow an opening into an underground shelter that was designed to survive an alien apocalypse. They then proceed to destroy all of the bosses your characters had been fighting in a single blow.
** It doesn't end there, when a baddie in OGS:Gaiden decides to use a cheap trick by taking away his Trademark weapon, he was in for a rude surprise as Zengar proceeds to beat his enemies to death with his shoulder lasers, rocket punch and slicing repeatedly with his weaker guardian sword. And those things can punch through barriers without problems. Although he goes back to slicing things up with the BFS.
** Even when he is first introduced as a villain, he is Badass, especially in 4koma. See Thrudgelmir's impossibly cool moves named the Sword of Cosmos that is used by Wodan(which is his Alternate Universe self) in OGS? Sanger does that first in the 4koma. After the heroes manage to destroy his BFS, he does an Impossibly awesome Drilll Punch and a Headbutt to Mazinkaiser's cockpit AFTER BOTH OF HIS MECH's ARM IS . After getting lectured by the heroes, did he stop fighting ? NO considering he is Zengar, he summoned his second BFS AND wield it using his mech's mouth. lets face it, this guys nuts
*** Cue the [[IncrediblyLamePun ZenGAR]]
*** [[SerialEscalation Ooh, that didn't end there]]. When a crossover RPG called ''Project X Zone'' is announced, which brings forth the heroes from Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom together... guess who represents SRW? Sanger. Did he bring any of his mecha (Dygenguard/Thrudgelmir/Grungust Type-0/Grungust Type-3)? Nope. He just brings a human-sized Colossal Blade and cleaves/smites evil ''on foot''.
** Touma Kanou, Sanger's sometime student, becomes his equal over the course of Alpha 3, going from a delivery boy with a minor karate background to an ''epic'' martial artist and walking KamenRider shoutout. It says much about Touma's skills that [[BadassGrandpa Baran Doban]] acknowledged him as a WorthyOpponent, something he also did for Sanger in an alternate route.
** Special mention also goes to Rand Travis in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z]]. A few of the Banpresto originals are of the FallingIntoTheCockpit variety, but most of the biggest badasses in the series are people like Sanger, trained warriors whose beam rifles and {{rocket punch}}es and Colossal Blades are an extension of themselves. Surrounded by such veterans, Rand stands out by being a ''mechanic'' who defeats his enemies ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser by smacking them around with a giant wrench]]''.
** And now the latest badass pilot to enter the stage is a certain {{Delinquent}} named [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Michiru Hanaten]]. He's supposed to be the equivalent of [[Anime/MazingerZ Boss]] but instead of being just a JokeCharacter[=/=]LethalJokeCharacter, he's a straight up MightyGlacier. How badass is his mech? The only two weapons he has are [[EyeBeam Eye Beams]] and a giant knapsack. Everything else is used with the Direct Motion Link which means he does all those crazy stunts like RapidFireFisticuffs, kicking the enemy while they're down and ''smacking them continuously with a giant knapsack.''
* There's usually at least an attempt at one in every ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game; Kain, The RivalTurnedEvil, or rather the [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Rival Turned Evil Then Turned Good Then Evil Then Maybe He's Really Good This Time]] in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV FFIV]]'', Gilgamesh as a humorous, AffablyEvil version in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV FFV]]'', various in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI FFVI]]'' but especially Shadow and General Leo, ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]'' had Cloud, Vincent, Cid, Barret, Tifa, and Sephiroth and Zack, ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII FFVIII]]'' had Seifer, who faced off against the entire party of heroes without blinking and sliced a Guardian Force in half by pointing his weapon at it, ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX IX]]'' had Beatrix and Amarant, and probably the best example of a good old fashioned badass would be Auron from ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX FFX]]''. He's a mysterious [[BringMyRedJacket crimson]]-BadassLongcoat-wearing sake-jug-toting [[CoolShades bespectacled]] grizzly [[CoolOldGuy middle-aged]] {{Ronin}} with a {{BFS}} who rambles [[MrExposition exposition]] in a quiet growly voice and keeps his arm in a sling apparently for the hell of it (or samurai fashion sense). And [[spoiler:he's really dead]]. Badass, all the way.
** The Figaro brothers in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Where everyone uses swords and spears, Edgar uses a drill (more realistic one that averts ThisIsADrill, he even puts on a construction hat). Later, he gets a Chainsaw and doesn't use any safety at all, just spins wildly with it. Sometimes he can land a OneHitKill, in which he calmly saws the enemy down in [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason's]] mask. Then his brother, Sabin? [[MemeticMutation Motherfucker suplexes a running train!]] Said train transports the dead to the afterlife. He takes down enemies with his [[BareFistedMonk fists]] and on more than one occasion has shown super human strength, like when he held up a burning house.
** In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', everyone becomes a badass. And everyone who was a badass before it doubles in badassedness. Two words: motorcycle swordfight. And that's not even getting started on the Bahamut scene, where Vincent calmly jumps onto a bigger-than-skycrapers model of Bahamut and calmly ''shoots it in the face'', or Cid, who ''stabs a spear through its skull'' and is one of the first characters to ''actually cause it to visibly flinch''.
*** All these insanely badass scenes are surpassed by the final fight, where Cloud does things such as jumping upwards from a sheer wall [[DualWielding with a sword in each hand]] and start slicing apart car-sized falling chunks of a building one-handed in mid-air, and all these feats merely serve to just barely keep up with Sephiroth (who in the above case had made the top of the building collapse on both of them by just posing in front of it, and ''then turned around and sliced the entire avalanche of giant debris in half with a single swing''). If it were anyone else than Sephiroth in this fight, the RuleOfCool couldn't possibly cover it.
*** Let's not forgot that Cloud was infected with Geostigma for ''most'' of the movie. When Aerith's Great Gospel cures him of this affliction, he starts effortlessly destroying Kadaj, who had him outclassed in all previous fights. The only person who he struggles against then is the aforementioned Sephiroth (who in ''Complete'', '''blocks the Omnislash, the very same attack that offed him two years prior''') and he eventually he ''still'' triumphs thanks to his WorldOfCardboardSpeech followed by whipping out ''a new version of the [[LimitBreak Omnislash]]'', where he separates his Fusion Sword into its basic six components and starts going haywire on Sephy's ass.
** In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', there is Zack Fair, the man who, surrounded by a whole army, ''charges them'' and proceeds to thoroughly kick their assess. [[spoiler: He dies after taking more than ten bullets in the chest]], still he managed to take down countless men armed with granades, machine guns and rocket launchers and several helicopters. [[spoiler: And he has enough strength left to say goodbye to Cloud, too.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has a couple badasses of its own. Zeid is the [[ScaryBlackMan Big Scary Galka]] who not only oozes badassitude, but [[spoiler:beat the goddamn Shadow Lord in the Crystal War.]] Ragelise also fits pretty damn well, as he's the only ''[=FFXI=]'' character that could possibly be considered for ''DynastyWarriors'', for crying out loud! Well, okay, Zazarg would fit too, since he can send Orcs into low orbit.
** Franchise/FinalFantasy's UrExample of a {{badass}}: [[BigBad Emperor Mateus]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally do battle with him, the battle is pathetically easy. Seems to be quite a disappointment...until you find out [[ILetYouWin why]]. His reasoning? So that he could [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning die]] and go to Hell. And then '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome TAKE IT OVER]]'''.
*** Actually the UrExample would have to be Garland, and at the beginning of one he was holding the Princess captive, one that he had to take from her kingdom, and was currently downing every division of Cornerian soldiers sent his way. Then when you do beat him [[spoiler: he doesn't die, he just goes back in time and becomes the living embodiment of Chaos given physical form.]] Also retconned in Dissidia they explained the reason why there are no summons/Espers/Eidolons whatever you call them in Final Fantasy 1, Garland killed them all (Except Bahamut) singlehandedly.
*** But did Garland take over '''[[UpToEleven HEAVEN]]''' as well? Nah, didn't think so. That's right, kids. In the remakes, his [[LightIsNotGood good half]] ascends to the game's equivalent of the pearly white gates, ''[[OhCrap and he takes that over too]]''. Either way, Mateus has your ass on speed dial from ''both'' ends of the celestial chain.
** Lightning from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is probably the biggest female badass in the series thus far; in the beginning, she slaughters a legion of {{Mook}}s with a coolly unconcerned expression all the while. And that's ''before'' she becomes a EmpoweredBadassNormal. Throughout the game, she blows up trains, armies, aircrafts, zombies, and an EldritchAbomination with a casual self-assurance that makes her act like she's just going to to drop her little sister off at Sunday School.
*** Fang is also quite the sexy badass, being the biggest tank and having the highest damage dealing capabilities in the party. Also, she summons Bahamut and her LimitBreak attack as well as [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One]] [[BladeOnAStick Spear]] is a callout to MemeticBadass Kain Highwind, which adds another total of 25 points to her badass factor. It's kind of a toss-up between Lightning and Fang as to which one of them is the bigger badass.
*** Snow should, by all means and accounts, be the game's biggest badass. He protects his girlfriend from the ENTIRE FREAKIN ARMY of Cocoon, beats the crap out trained soldiers by himself with his barehands, and pulls a ''massive'' BigDamnHeroes moment saving Lightning and Hope in Palumpolom along with Fang, wtfpwning every single PSICOM agent along the way. Unfortunately, this counteracted by the fact that he is also a ''massive'' moron who rarely thinks ahead with most of his plans and every single thing he does pisses off Lightning for the first part of the game.
*** Then again... Snow's methodology does seem to rub off on the rest of the group over time, as seen when Lightning (before the FinalBattle) gives a RousingSpeech that seems to be channeling [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]. HiddenBadass, maybe?
* Solid Snake and Big Boss/Naked Snake in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.
** Big Boss was, in turn, taught everything he knew by The (original) Boss, who spent most of [[ActionGirl her]] time on-screen beating him and intimidating the brutal psychopath she's supposedly working for.
*** Did we mention she fought in World War II non-stop after ''performing her own C-section'' on D-day?
** Come to think of it, nearly EVERY major character of the ''Metal Gear Solid'' series could be considered badass to varying extents.
* Agent 47 from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series is a quintessential [[TheStoic Stoic]] badass both in the game and in the film (despite the film trying desperately to appeal to both fans of the video game and everybody else who watches the film).
* Sol Badguy from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' has an attitude exemplary of this trope. No one would be able to have such a lazy-looking fighting style if they weren't badass enough to pull it off.
** The whole cast can qualify in some way or another. From Bridget the crossdresser with a yo-yo all the way to the invincible ancient vampire assassin Slayer. Seriously, when you beat him, he just lays there looking like a cross between bored and amused, and his instant kill involves punching you out of the galaxy.
* The Warden from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' s/he starts of as a nobody and ends up as the most respected person in Ferelden, known far and wide, plus they have killed an ancient god corrupted by evil...
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': [[OneManArmy Ragna]], [[{{Determinator}} Jin]], [[WorldsStrongestMan Hakumen]], [[BadassNormal Bang]], [[ActionGirl Makoto]], [[BigBad Hazama/Terumi]] and [[BlackKnight Kagura]] are the most stand-out examples, but every single character gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at least once.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' confirms it: Lucario is the most badass Pokémon ever.
** Mewtwo's got [[MindOverMatter crazy]] PsychicPowers and is one of the [[WorldsStrongestMan strongest Pokémon.]]
** Also [[BadDreams Darkrai.]]
** Charizard, who turns from a tiny lizard for beginning trainers into a fearsome dragon that spits flames hot enough to melt boulders and cause forest fires.
** Tyranitar, an armored TyrannosaurusRex that wanders around [[BloodKnight fighting all sorts of foes]] and doesn't even flinch.
** From Generation V we have the huge, black, electric, vaguely [[HumongousMecha mecha]]-like dragon [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Zekrom]], which was ''[[InvokedTrope purposely]]'' [[http://www.1up.com/news/how-pokemon-get-made designed]] to look {{Badass}}.
** The Pokémon aren't the only ones who are {{Badass}}. There's also the teenaged [[AntiHero hood]] who [[VideoGameStealing steals tech that snags Pokémon]], defects from his former crew with [[StuffBlowingUp lots and lots of fireworks]], rides a CoolBike around a MadMax-esque wasteland, and brings both his former buddies and their benefactors to the Party Van in a two-man war. That's [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes]] for you.
*** Also N from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. At the game's climax he [[spoiler:captures one of the legendary Tao dragons, one of which is the aforementioned Zekrom, and uses it to tear Champion Alder a new one, and then fights your dragon with his once you capture the opposite dragon.]]
* Also from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]].
** Lucario and Meta Knight have a match in Subspace Emissary where you can play as either character! Later on, they meet up with Snake (and further proves Lucario's awesomeness when he ''removes Snake's box with Snake in it'').
** But neither comes up to the level of badass of the almighty Captain Falcon, who PILOTS A SPEEDING HOVERCAR THROUGH HUNDREDS OF PLANT MEN BEFORE JUMPING A HUNDRED FEET INTO THE AIR TO KNOCK OUT A GIANT ROBOT WITH ONE PUNCH... and then land like a fucking bird.
** The cast each get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome to argue for their BadAss status.
* The VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}.
* ''MetalSlug''. Taking on giant tanks while rescuing prisoners of war, single-handedly, with a pistol. How much more badass can you get ?
* Quite a few of the cast of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Particularly Albert Wesker.
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Leon]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Kennedy]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Chris]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Redfield]] both deserve mentions as well. The former invades a Spanish villages and promptly wipes out all of the infected villagers, titanic beasts, and wolves he can find. He also takes out trucks, effectively runs away from boulders and [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a giant midget statue]]... all while looking [[DullSurprise bored]]!. And while Chris arguably has done just as much, he really proves his worth by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome punching boulders]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xuXkVzBdJQ ''PUNCHING BOULDERS'']].
** Also Billy Coen from Resident Evil 0, near the beginning Rebecca encounters the leech hivemind which the head leech flies towards her about to latch onto her face when Billy arrives and shots the tiny leech out of the air with one bullet half an inch from Rebecca's face.
* All of the ''AceAttorney'' prosecutors (except for the Payne brothers), especially Godot.
** A special mention should be made just for Manfred von Karma, as his voice still causes nightmares for some fans even years after the first game.
*** Klavier is a sex god. With ''commandments''. It's hard not to include him here.
** Another special mention should be given to [[spoiler: Hobo]]Phoenix. See, after he [[spoiler: loses his license]], he ends up a badass with a background in fighting/punching, he get's ''hit by a car'', and walks away, and he manages to spend seven years finding all the evidence to ''destroy'' the man who [[spoiler: ruined his ''life'']], all while [[spoiler: raising a young girl he adopted]].
** And ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth" brought us Inspector Lang, who is so badass that [[spoiler: he saved his assistant's life by getting shot in the leg, even though she had been proven to be a murderer (Lang is AFatherToHisMen and said that, since she was still his subordinate, he couldn't let her get shot). He then arrested her and [[JustAFleshWound continued work]] on the investigation. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment After being shot in the leg]]]]. Also, [[{{Badbutt}} Detec]][[RatedMForManly tive]] [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/072/6/1/Feel_lucky__punk__by_Coelasquid.jpg Badd]].
*** To clarify: Badd's tattered jacket, with all the holes? Those are ''bullet'' holes. And only ''half'' of them were from [[ThatOneCase the KG-8 incident.]] He further claims that he keeps the mirror around so that he can keep an eye out on what's behind him without turning around.
* ''MakaiKingdom''
** Zetta who's title is...wait for it..."Bad-ass Freaking Overlord". No kidding.
** ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', featuring Laharl and Etna a.k.a. Hell's Most Destructive Duo.
* James Earl Cash of ''Manhunt'' is another uber example. A convicted serial killer chosen by a snuff film director (voiced by Brian Cox, the original Hannibal Lector) to hunt packs of insane gangs? {{Badass}} with a capital B.
* Ashley Riot from ''VagrantStory''. By the game's end, he's a literal OneManArmy.
* The resident {{Badass}} of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series is Ganondorf, who, depending on the specific game, can either be a MagnificentBastard, an EvilOverlord, or a [[TheBerserker Berserker]]. In some games, he even borders on UltimateEvil territory.
** In TheLegendOfZeldaTwillightPrincess, he killed all the Sages by himself, in ways like [[RatedMForManly punching them in the face]].
** The ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' version of Link definitely qualifies as a Badass, both due to his victory pose, performed after every BossBattle, and the fact that he's wrestling and subduing charging goats ''barehanded'' within five minutes of starting the game. He also has sword techniques that vary from impaling enemies into the ground, killing them while drawing his sword, and ''flipping over the top of his enemy to get to their back and attacking at the same time''. He's surprisingly ripped in the ShirtlessScene. In fact, all versions of Link count. Each one has [[StormingTheCastle stormed fortresses of evil]], [[OneManArmy taken down armies of Mooks]], and bested said armies' [[BigBad leaders]], '''over and over again'''. See also: Link from ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga.
** Midna arguably qualifies, too. Think she's just an adorable, three-foot-tall imp? Ponder, for a minute, that this adorable, three-foot-tall imp can levitate huge chunks of cement, repel equally huge boar monsters with minimal help, ''and'' kill one of the game's major villains in the blink of an eye - all of this using only ''[[PrehensileHair her hair!]]''
** Byrne from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' qualifies as well. He has a kickass hairstyle, a shawl over his mouth and nose, wields an extendable metal claw, [[spoiler: and is actually found out to be a [[LateArrivalSpoiler Lokomo]] late in the game]]. How can he NOT radiate badassery?
* Many characters in ''{{Killer7}}'' fit this trope, but it is Dan Smith who personifies it.
* Marcus Fenix from ''GearsOfWar''. Marcus is known for [[ChainsawGood chainsawing]] Locusts, killing General RAAM, who was equally Badass, and is well known for [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] and making a Corpser melt. Marcus can beat a Locust in a chainsaw duel, ramming the Lancer blade through the grub's pelvis and upward. He eats the guys who eat nails for breakfast...for breakfast.
* K' of ''TheKingOfFighters''. Sunglasses that can kill and the thumbs down disapproval of his foe before obliterating him with a massive explosion out of nowhere.
* Kim Kaphwan of ''FatalFury''. Kim's history of enforcing justice goes a very long way. From beasting against badasses like Geese Howard and Rugal Bernstein and on. Kim likes to kick the crap out of evil spouting 'Aku wa Yurasan' and spamming hiki-kick infinites. Kim Kaphwan also made it his duty to reform all of Korea, one kick at a time. This master practitioner of Tae-Kwon Do is a badass to the core.
* Kain from the ''LegacyOfKain'' games, especially in ''Defiance'', where he [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beats the snot out of a Lovecraftian horror]] which may or may not be a god.
** Also Raziel, who was selected as one of EGM's Top Ten Most Badass Undead in a recent issue. When Kain beats up the [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Lovecraftian horror]], he is wielding a sword [[spoiler: that is made from the unholy fusion of the Blood Reaver and Raziel's soul.]] That's right folks, the BadAss MagnificentBastard master of ScrewDestiny end up wielding [[spoiler: his most loyal lieutenant, who is a BadAss second only to Kain.]] It's no wonder Kain's enemies are so scared of him in Blood Omen 2.
* Akuma from the StreetFighter saga definitely classifies as one of the biggest badasses ever. While his portrayal in the animated serieses sucked (same goes for the series as a whole though too), in the games and the canon story he's just the biggest badass in the whole friggin' universe. The calm, composed manner in which he walks up to someone, kills him and keeps walking like nothing happened is just... Well, it just is.
** The very first time you meet him, in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, he establishes himself by killing Bison (usually the final boss), [[BaitAndSwitchBoss taking his place]], and then proceeding to [[PerfectRunFinalBoss own you six ways from Sunday]].
*** He further assured his {{Badass}} status with the introduction of Shin Akuma in ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'', which in-universe is explained as Akuma fully utilizing the power of the Satsui No Hadou (Killing Intent) without giving in to it, instead of holding its own power back as usual to avoid ending fights prematurely.
*** And with his appearance as Oni in ''Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition'', explained as Akuma completely discarding his humanity and giving into the Satsui No Hadou, allowing it to consume his entire being, his {{Badass}} cred gets cemented to the point of being considered a '''''physical god'''''.
** Oro from Street Fighter III. He is immortal and just because he is bored due to his exceeding the greatest martial arts skills possible reduces himself to using one arm. In his ''Third Strike'' ending, he is holding up a large boulder with ''one finger'', upon which Ryu is training by barely holding up a smaller boulder.
* The Green Beret from ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' has a backstory involving not one but two occasions where he single-handedly takes out eleven or more enemy soldiers armed only with a knife. In the game you can do much better.
* [[VideoGame/MegaMan Classic]] Proto Man certainly qualifies. Bass started out as a calm badass, but then went psychotic and obsessed with defeating Mega Man.
** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX X]]'': [[MyHeroZero Zero]], obviously, getting many a CrowningMomentOfAwesome throughout the X and Zero series. Vile also happens to be one, especially in Maverick Hunter X.
** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'': Zero, as mentioned, and more here. Fefnir comes close.
*** At the end of ''Zero 1'', [[spoiler:Zero is seen facing down an army of what essentially are low-quality X clones.]] And then we find out, at the beginning of ''Zero 2'', [[spoiler:he's still alive, having fought the army by HIMSELF for a YEAR, and mainly stopped because "this isn't fun anymore".]]
*** There's also Craft from Z4, who was introduced wearing a BadassLongcoat standing in front of the Einhejar. He also has 5:00 shadow and a ALL-PURPOSE LASER CANNON equipped with missiles, rocket-propelled KNIVES, and a HUGE-ASS LASER BEAM THAT CAN MAKE HIM HOVER IN THE AIR WHEN SHOT STRAIGHT INTO THE GROUND!!! He also has shrapnel explosives and a knee that fires trios of {{RPG}}s. Even his THEMES radiate badass!
** ''[[MegaManZX ZX]]'': Prometheus, being the resident PsychoForHire, comes off as a massive badass.
** ''[[MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'': Once again, Protoman and Bass, among others...
** ''[[MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'': Omega-Xis, certainly, which makes the episode of the anime where he temporarily becomes a gentleman rather...[[WeWantOurJerkBack awkward]]. Bly as well, just because he completely subverted the PowerOfFriendship.
*** In Star Force, as well as the later Battle Network games, Mega Man himself when he acquires/learns to control the latest super ability, and proceeds to destroy the nearest baddy. Example: The Cybeast forms in BN6 and the Zerker/Ninja/Saurian forms in Star Force 2.
* Frank West of ''DeadRising'' is a OneManArmy that has fought his way though endless hordes of zombies with only his fists and whatever he can find in the shopping mall, while protecting and escorting (stupid) survivors, defeating psychos (including a MonsterClown, a Vietnam veteran with a machete, and Kent), while also [[spoiler:stopping the plans of a bastard who is retaliating against a government cover-up, fighting off the Special Forces and the local raincoat cult, and finally defeating the special forces commander GoodOldFisticuffs style (and that's no easy task).]] And he's still taking photos like the IntrepidReporter he is. That's dedication. And it also takes balls of steel... Which he seems to have, since [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything since all the female zombies seem to be going straight for them all the time]]. I know the man has supposedly covered wars, but he's never fired at a person before the incident either, let alone a zombie.
** Chuck Greene in Dead Rising 2 deserves a mention, he is just as tough and ballsy as Frank, but has a colder/tougher personality due to his tragic past. As well as is a caring single father to a 11 year old girl.
* Yuri Volte Hyuga from ''ShadowHearts'' [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu talks trash to]] ancient gods of destruction. Then kicks their asses.
* The Commando (Nick Parker, codenamed "Havoc") in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' games. By extension, any of his equivalents in the spin-offs or sequels: Tanya (also a ThirdPersonSeductress) in Red Alert (and Red Alert 2), Boris in Red Alert 2, Colonel Burton in Generals. Jarman Kell is, arguably, a Badass, but he's really more of a ColdSniper.
* Quite a few of the characters in both Vampire the Masquerade games, especially the latter. Nines Rodrigues does a textbook demonstration around 6:30 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7PujSnBgo
* [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} The Belmonts]] are a [[BadassFamily family of badasses]]. {{Moviebob}} put it best: "He's gonna fight ''vampires'' with a motherfucking ''[[WhipItGood whip]]''! How nuts is this? Hunter Thompson didn't see shit like this!"
** Special mention for Simon Belmont, protagonist of the first few NintendoHard games. Most of the other Belmonts tend to be {{Magic Knight}}s of varying degrees, either directly utilizing magic or having a large arsenal of magic items. Simon, though, is like the protagonist of the grittier sort of 80's Fantasy film. He didn't have magic, or item crashes, or even a very large subweapon arsenal. or, for that matter, video game jump physics. And he ''still'' killed Dracula. ''Twice!''
*** He was ''dying'' the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest second time]], thanks to a curse placed on him by Dracula. His remedy? Find Dracula's body parts, revive him, and then send him right back to Hell in about three seconds flat. '''BAD'''. '''''ASS'''''.
* Altair is lauded as the biggest kill-stealer in history, to say nothing of what he actually does in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI his game]].
** He sounds even MORE badass in the Japanese translation, his seiyu being [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] and all.
** Ezio "The Flying Eagle of Florence" Auditore. After all, his life's mission culminates in [[spoiler: beating the crap out of THE POPE.]]
** Haytham Kenway and Connor Kenway.
* Everyone in ''[[SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'', especially Ivy and the ToshiroMifune-ish [[{{Samurai}} Mitsurugi]].
* VideoGame/{{Kirby}}. Now hold on a sec. He is indeed a pink, small ExtremeOmnivore, but he's also [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu ass-whooped]] countless [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], fought galaxy-threatning forces on his own, and completely destroyed at least 3 gigantic battleships... one with ''a single blow''. Meta Knight certainly has the style, but RealMenWearPink, and Kirby '''''is''''' pink!
** Speaking of Meta Knight, he's been badass since way before Brawl came around. Let's just mention what is probably the epitome of his badassery in an actual Kirby game. He embarks on a quest to summon the comet NOVA, which has the power to grant any wish, and succeeds. But the guy is not the type to wish for power or fame or even world peace, that's for pansies. What Meta Knight wishes for is to [[BloodKnight fight the greatest warrior in the galaxy]], [[ToBeAMaster so he can defeat him and become the greatest warrior himself]]. NOVA summons Galacta Knight, who has been sealed away eons ago because his power was so great he was an uncontrollable menace to the universe. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Meta Knight wipes the floor with him]].
* While the Boss in SaintsRow is a badass, his loyal sidekick Johnny Gat is also a badass as much as he is. A guy who [[BloodKnight relishes in violence and racking up a body count]], he considers picking up the firing range bill as treating his girlfriend well.
* ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' has its breathtaking badasses, some of whom are downright [[FanService studmuffins]].
** Brad Evans is the game's quintessential [[TheStoic stoic]] BadAss. Though fearsome with his BFG the heavy Arm, he's also a patient longsuffering NiceGuy [[spoiler:with a penchant for volunteering to be the SacrificialLamb or HeroicSacrifice, though he doesn't actually die in any of these attempts]]. Brad is quite masculine, but patiently sensitive, with a very noticeable touch of StraightGay HoYay in his relationship with Billy Pilder.
** The Cocytus Ptolomea is a [[EvilIsSexy studly]] badass who fights with his ImprobableWeapon, a giant handheld windmill-like weapon with three rotating metal blades. A WellIntentionedExtremist, Ptolomea is also an AntiVillain or AffablyEvil, depending on whom you ask.
** Lord Blazer [[spoiler:in the body of Ashley Winchester]].
* ''BreathOfFireIII'' had a variety. Rei, Garr, Balio, Sunder... and some of the musclebound enemies to fight. Then there's Ryu, who even as a young whelp could leave a terrible path of destruction and charred corpses in his wake.
** Particularly notable among those "musclebound enemies" are the Dodai of the InevitableTournament. For the unknowing, the Dodai are men that hold up platforms for fighters in the Ring of Fire battlefield who take MadeOfIron to new levels... by doing their job while standing in ''lava''! If you need further proof of their toughness, try targeting them instead of your opponents. They have a huge amount of HP, roughly 10x that of your opponents, and grants you enough experience to jump several levels should you beat them, even if you're already overleveled.
* ''Xenogears'':
** Id. Goodness gracious.
** Grahf. Grossly overpowered.
** Ricardo Banderas (Rico), the seven-foot-tall JerkWithAHeartOfGold and [[FanService ripped muscles]].
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'':
** Lynx. 'Nuff said.
** ZOAH, who is not only extremely badass as a fighter, but his very ([[ShirtlessScene lack of]]) outfit and [[FanService fluidly animated muscles]] [[StupidSexyFlanders can easily give a player]] FoeYay [[spoiler:(or HoYay, depending on whether the FaceHeelTurn has happened yet)]].
** Zappa. [[spoiler:Surprisingly badass when he becomes playable.]]
* Isaac Clarke from ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. The man is an engineer, and he takes on a crazy scientist, a ship full of nightmarish aliens (who assembled their bodies using '''parts of human corpses''') and the monster controlling them...all using '''[[ImprovisedWeapon construction tools]]'''.
** As this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oukERMTGTo&feature=related LPer]] states:"Did he just fucking boot the baby?! Now that is badass!"
* ''FireEmblem'', Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem. The number of badasses here is endless. Want a list? (Brace yourselves...)
** Ike grows into being a total god through Path of Radiance and continues to be a total god in Radiant Dawn. Ironic, since he [[spoiler:kills the Goddess]]
** [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor N]][[MagnificentBastard a]][[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder e]][[EleventhHourSuperpower s]][[ManipulativeBastard a]][[HalfHumanHybrid l]][[AntiHero a]]. That is all.
*** [[spoiler: though in RD, he has no choice but to betray the Laguz Alliance, due to Lekain's blood pacts. But in [=FE9=], he's just acting like an ambicious mercenary leader cause he could.]]
** Volke. So incredibly sociopathic that when he is told that the man he had been working under for the past 10 years or so was dead (said man even [[spoiler: crippled himself]] for Volke's sake), his reaction is a deadpan "Well. That is a problem. You're [[spoiler: Greil's son]], right? You'll do."
*** So many people wish to find a way to replace [[CrutchCharacter Sothe]] with Volke for the finale, it's not even funny.
** Hector. The first time we see him in Eliwood's story, he and his group gets accosted by a local guard who tries to keep them from helping Eliwood fight bandits. Hector's response is essentially "screw that!" and he kills the guard with one hit, public relations be damned. [[GameBreaker He only gets better from there]]. And better, and better, and BEYOND BETTER!!! If excessively trained, he will [[NoKillLikeOverkill OBLITERATE]] anything that goes into his range! It's best to give him an S in swords instead of axes, since Armads is better than Baskilios in practicality, and the Regal Sword would be a fair weapon if axes weren't the right weapon to use. And on the topic of Armads, IT GIVES +5 DEFENCE AND AN AWESOME ATTACK ANIMATION THAT'S SO AWESOME, HIS CRITICAL MAKES HIM GO AMBIDEXTROUS!!! If he and Ike were to face off in a duel to the death...[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt well, we'll all had a good run by then, have't we?]]
** Oswin' no slouch in the badass department either. When [[PhysicalGod Hector]] threatens to kill him if he doesn't give him information, his response is a calm "Do as you must." '''''He doesn't even blink.'''''
** Innes. [[http://serenesforest.net/fe8/support/026.html This]] is all that needs to be said. Though even he pales in comparison to...
** Shinon. His [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]] in Path of Radiance has him saving the life of Ike's sister and his apprentice by killing the man holding an axe above their head ''with a single shot right between his eyes''. Capping matters is the fact that he's too far away at the time for said man to even see him. He gets another moment similar to this in Radiant Dawn, where he breaks the rope of a noose with a single arrow. And this doesn't even come close to his skill at [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snarking]].
-->Gatrie: Ihaveanewgirlfriend!
-->Shinon: A new girlfriend? Is she blind or something?
*** But not even his Badass attitude compares to his skills as a GameBreaker! In [=FE9=], he's useless, but in [=FE10=], HE IS INDESTRUCTIBLE!!!
** Then there's Largo, a LargeHam berserker who apparently managed to pin two tigers at once.
*** But due to him losing an arm in the 3 years between [=FE9=] and [=FE10=], he isn't playable in the latter.
** Empress Sanaki from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She mocks her enemies by looking weak, but she comes attached with the fact that has monstrous attack power, the fact that she's still a [[ChildMage little kid]] (13 in Radiant Dawn, 10 in Path of Radiance), and the fact that she will drop A BIG FREAKING SUN on your head if you piss her off. While she may not act it, and the game may seem to try and direct the player's thoughts elsewhere, Sanaki is a badass through and through what with how much raw badass magic she has.
*** Seriously, she even acted like a Badass in [=FE9=], by playing all those [[MindScrew mind games]] on Ike. And then, in Part 4 Prologue in [=FE10=], the first time you used her, you saw for the first time the awesomeness that was Cymbeline...and the best part is, she makes a great Rexflame user for the finale, if you didn't train Calill. Tormod doesn't count, since you get him REALLY late in the game, when he's still nowhere NEAR promotion to Archsage!
** Nephenee is essentially a farm girl with a southern drawl who was given a blade on a stick, held captive by Daein, and then procceeded to kick more ass than I knew a [[Mook soldier]] class was capable of. Then again, it probably helps that her class itself was previously the {{Mook}} class, but was oh so very ascended in Path of Radiance. It also helps that in Radiant Dawn, she can promote to Sentinel rank and wield the strongest spear in the game.
*** Face it, bringing Nephenee to the finale with a blessed [[InfinityPlusOneSword Wishblade]] and Dragonfoe skill makes EVERY part of the finale easy.
** Haar. Essentially a FLYING TANK. Massive DEF, STR, Move, andStun. Adding to the badassery is the fact that he has ONE EYE. His possible love interest and fellow dragon rider Jill. She chased after your boat alone in Path Of Radiance knowing damn well that she couldn't get back to land and that she wouldn't get any reinforcements. She ends up being essentially Haar+ if you level her up.
** Ayra. A tough, fighting-geared [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething princess]] with the ever-so-deadly skill Ryuuseiken, which lets her hit several times in a row in one round, which can easily clean up damn near all of the enemy troops. Can you say [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]?
** [[WarriorPrince Ephraim]], who's beautiful stats will, like with Ayra, help him to easily mow down about half of the enemies on the battlefield. Plus, he held his own against the enemy empire for a good while before the game began, with only three soldiers at his side. [[spoiler: Granted, one of those three soldiers ended up betraying him, but still.]]
*** The first time you actually get to see him, you play as him and two other guys. Your mission is to storm a fortress. Many a player, especially first timers, went OhCrap. No worries, it's one of the easiest chapters in the game, and can even be done with Just Ephraim on hard mode.
*** His Baddassery is exemplified by his philosophy for that particular mission: one of his companions warns him that storming the fortress is too dangerous with so few troops. Ephraim's response is to point out that he only picks fights he knows he'll win... before leading the group into the mission to take the fortress.
** Joshua, who's widely considered one of the best swordfighters in the whole series. And for good reason too, he kicks a ''lot'' of ass.
*** ESPECIALLY as a Swordmaster. A God-awesome +20 crit boost, high strength AND speed, and a fairly high constitution makes him nigh invunerable. And then you find out he's a KingIncognito...
** [[DragonRider Cormag]], like Haar, is a flying tank with huge STR, DEF, and Move.
*** Only he uses Lances+Swords instead of Lances+Axes, and he doesn't have Stun, either...
** [[ActionGirl Marisa]]. A renowned mercenary who many people are scared shitless of, and for damn good reason to, but that doesn't stop them from admiring her beauty.
** Raven. He initially joins the army just so that [[spoiler: He can kill Hector, the brother of the marquess, who presumably destroyed his home]] (although he can get over that if he supports with either Priscilla or Lucius), and has some of the best stat growths of any mercenary in a Fire Emblem game, eventually being able to OHKO most enemy units.
** Lyndis, especially when she does her sweet critical attacks, OHKO'ing most enemies.
** Rebecca is probably one of the most [[BadassAdorable adorably badass]] characters in the whole game. She's one of those units that starts out weak, but grows stronger as they level up. However, in Rebecca's case, it's especially impressive because she starts out as [[TheLoad quite a]] [[FauxActionGirl useless unit]], but when she DOES become stronger, ''holy shit'', she'll be the most badass archer you've ever seen!
** Athos, a ''very'' powerful wizard who [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld you can tell really is around one thousand years old]], who gives awesome weapons to the main characters at the end of the game, and has some destructive magic on him. Pent explains to Louise the extent of his [[CoolOldGuy badassery:]] the reason Athos forgets to eat is that he's so old he doesn't need to.
** Pent is pretty badass too. In the desert chapter, he arrives on the scene and can easily destroy 99.9% of the enemy units on the battlefield, even though it's definitely '''not''' recommended that you do that. He does make a pretty damn good sage when he joins, however.
** Miledy, who, once promoted and given a Delphi Shield (and a decent lance), will become Queen of ''Sword of Seals'' with her superb ass-kickery.
** Zihark is one of those characters who you can tell is a badass just by '''looking''' at them. He's strong, quick, and sturdy, making him an easily welcome addition to the party, and his evade and defense stats are much higher than most characters of his class, making him less frail than the average [[FragileSpeedster myrmidon]]. He's quite possibly one of the most badass characters in a class of charcters that are already badass by default.
** Rolf, another ''Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn'' character, starts out as one of the weakest fighters in the game. Level him up, and he [[TookALevelInBadass accumulates so many badass levels]] it's not even funny. He's probably one of the standout examples of the BadassAdorable trope.
*** Unfortunately, he's overshadowed in FE10 by Shinon instantly, since the latter is already 13 levels higher than Rolf, and has OVERPOWERED speed and defence.
** Mia. She runs around the place, always looking for "her ultimate rival", and has awesome stat-growths in both games, being able to kick tons and '''tons''' of ass. There's a reason she has legions of fanboys who call her "[[FanNickname The Goddess Of Win]]".
*** She's also incredibly hilarious in her supports, notably the ones she has with Rhys.
** Gatrie... how could we have possibly forgotten Gatrie, one of the biggest, mightiest tanks in the entire series? All I can say is that he is a walking tank, who hardly ever takes any damage in combat, and can also deal a ''very'' hefty amount of pain on his enemies. Forgetting to mention Gatrie, I swear...
*** Yes, he's awesome. Unfortunately, you lose him for about 6 chapters in FE9, so he's somewhat underleveled when you get him back.
** Titania is possibly an even bigger tank than Gatrie. From the start, she can easily clean up the enemy army, even if it's not exactly recommended that you have her do so. But then, unlike most Jeigan characters who undergo serious BadassDecay as the game progresses, Titania will still be an awesome unit even as you're in the last few levels of the game, where you won't have to worry about her stealing experience points from characters, and they'll all have leveled up and become badasses in their own right. Titania will still kick plenty of ass even then. Granted, it's debatable whether she's a Jeigan or an Oifeye, but who cares? Titania's a badass, end of story.
** Eirika, the aforementioned Ephraim's twin sister. Come on, the girl marched head-first into an enemy war zone with only a small group of like, ten other people to save her brother. And she ''won''.
** Amelia. Just... Amelia. Oh, sure, she's a weak and ineffectual unit when she first shows up, but just try leveling her up (the Tower of Valni is your friend), and watch her [[TookALevelInBadass Take Many, Many, MANY Levels In Badass]]. Then when you promote her, make her into a knight, then a general. All done? Good, now just set that cute, sweet little girl alone in the middle of a swarm of enemies. You have just created a fucking ''monster''.
** And now there's ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Oh God, Fire Emblem Awakening...
*** Just to name one, Morgan can reclass (with the buyable Second Seals, allowing any and everyone to grow infinitely, or at least until the stat caps. Also, note that with a DLC, you can get a skill that adds 10 to that. Yeah.) to any other class. Give him/her Galeforce, Wrath, Armsthrift, an Asset of Luck, Aether, Renewal, maxed stats, and pair him/her with someone who has even HALF the training, and then give him/her Mjolnir, Forseti, Mercurius, Book of Naga, and a fifth choice, and you have an indestructible deity of death and destruction who can one shot any and every single enemy In The Game with a 200 hit rate and an approximately 55 crit rate with Mjolnir (if lower than half health, that raises to 75%), able to, in A SINGLE HIT, do 250+ damage. And that is about 25% of the time. It's kind of... scary. Really. Really. Scary.
* ''VideoGame/{{Lugaru}}'s'' Turner. His family was murdered, so what did he do? He ''systematically killed absolutely everyone related to the massacre, AND their families'', up to and including the Alpha Wolf, who has his status for the simple reason that he's the ''biggest BadAss out there''. Apparently not. Turner can launch enemies hard enough to ''crack stone'', with just one paw.
*** And then survive hits hard enough to do the same thing.
* Flint, the dad from VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}. After [[spoiler:His wife and one of his sons are apparently killed by the Mecha-Drago,]] he single-handedly beats the tar out of the same fire-breathing, cyborg T-Rex, using nothing but a piece of wood as a weapon. The man is the video-game equivalent of [[MemeticBadass Chuck Norris]]. It helps that he looks like ChuckNorris as well.
** Too bad you only get to [[ATasteOfPower use him in the beginning]].
** Flint becomes even more of a bad-ass in the final chapter when [[spoiler:he jumps in front of Lucas and eats two back-to-back shots one of the most powerful attacks in the game, PK Love Omega, before he collapses to the ground.]] He then gets back up a few minutes later as if nothing happened.
* [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu has entered the battlefield.]]
** You'd be wise to ''not'' pursue him. [[ThatOneBoss You're welcome.]]
* The various player characters from ''AceCombat''. While we do not know how well they would do outside their cockpits and they usually [[DudeWheresMyRespect start as nobody grunts]], they rapidly become [[OneManArmy One Man Air Forces]] who gather the fear of their enemies and admiration of their allies. Various other aces are also badass, such as Yellow 13 who already has 64 kills when he first appears.
* Palolo II from ''BatenKaitos Origins''. Just...Palolo II. On top of being second only to Guillo in [[DeadpanSnarker wit]] (but that's only because ''no one'' beats Guillo in that area), at one point in the game he holds off the enemy [[HopelessBossFight your party just lost to]] with his '''bare hands'''. And returns without a scratch.
* Kiryu Kazuma, the Dragon of Dojima from the ''Yakuza'' series. A hard-as-nails brawler and former yakuza boss, this guy has taken down entire syndicates with little more than his bare hands. And when his adoptive daughter Haruka is in danger, not even tigers are enough to stop him.
* [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer]]. If you can't level half a city block in less than a minute, you're playing the game wrong.
* The scorpion in ''DeadlyCreatures''. No, not [[MortalKombat that Scorpion]], ''an actual scorpion''.
** Well, I'd say [[MortalKombat that Scorpion]] would also qualify, alongside the rest of the cast of his series, right?
* [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic and Shadow.]] Nothing more needs to be said, really.
** Sonic gets even crazier during his bout with [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthrophy]] in ''SonicUnleashed''. Any EldritchAbomination enhanced foe foolish enough to get near the Werehog ''will'' be savagely (and/or stylishly) beaten to death.
** It doesn't end there in the fandom. In [[SuperMarioBrosZ SMBZ]], Shadow is even more of a badass than in the games. Let's see the list:
*** He managed to teleport the Emeralds just moments before Mecha Sonic could achieve his super form;
*** He was the first to discover about the Yoshi Tribe's fake Emeralds;
*** ''He single-handedly held on his own for a few minutes against SEMI-SUPER MECHA SONIC, who had previously [[CurbstompBattle given the Axem Rangers X the beating of their lives]] WITHOUT TAKING A SINGLE SCRATCH'';
*** As of note, Shadow's Inhibitor Rings can be removed for a massive power boost. In the battle agains Semi-Super Mecha Sonic, he ''didn't'' remove them. Which means that if he had done so he could have easily wiped the floor with him.
*** He did it again in episode 7. Granted, Mecha Sonic was in his normal form, and greatly weakened due to being in the [[MinusWorld Minus World]] [[UpToEleven (up to the point where Minus World Cape Mario was able to give him a small ass whoopin')]]...,
*** He teleported around 30 Yoshis (one of them being overweight) to another place with one Emerald,
*** As suggested in the preview of episode 9, he was about to fight Mecha Sonic again, this time in the normal world with NO powerups.
** Knuckles The Echidna. In his first appearance, he punches out Super Sonic, who until then could not be harmed by conventional attacks (being vulnerable only to bottomless pits, drowning and being crushed in Sonic 2). At the end of his story in Sonic 3 & Knuckles, he goes on to lay a beatdown on a Master Emerald-empowered Mecha Sonic.
*** Speaking of which, Mecha Sonic is a [[OneSceneWonder One Scene Badass]], who up until Heroes was likely Eggman's finest machine. It could pilot Eggman's machines (and uses two of them to fight Sonic throughout Sky Sanctuary), is extremely tough to effectivly destroy (it had to be be defeated thrice-once by Sonic, twice by Knuckles as mentioned above), and can use the Master Emerald and achieve a ''Super form''-a feat that no one else in the games (not even Knuckles himself) has done ''to date''.
** Metal Sonic is also quite the badass, especially in the [[SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie OVA]] where he is faster, stronger, more durable, and more agile than Sonic. That's not even going into Sonic Heroes, where with the data he copied from all three members of Team Sonic (Sonic himself, Tails, and Knuckles), Shadow, and Chaos, he could possibly be ''the'' absolute most powerful character in the entire franchise.
* [[BackyardSports Pete Wheeler's]] super speed makes him kick ass in every game. Yes, he has been in every game of the series. And it's always his super speed that does the job. Not being a great hitter/thrower/shooter/whatever, this way Pete is made {{badass}}. Pete peaked in 2004 when he got Badass theme music and Badass skateboarding tricks.
* [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Darth Revan]]. Even though the game begins with his having died. It's complicated and doesn't bear explaining here, but suffice to say, by the end you'll know he was {{badass}} indeed.
** Even better: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Canderous Ordo]]. Sure, Revan was a Jedi, incredibly poewrful, etc. But Canderous defines the concept of badass. His basic ranged weapon is the equivalent of a medium machine gun. However, for ultimate badassery, he makes the best melee combatant in the game (even surpassing Jedi and the wookie!). Plus, he then makes an appearance in the sequel, where he attains absolutely ludicrous levels of badassery. Remember, this is a man whose idea of "sneaking aboard an enemy ship" is to ''let a grenade kill him'' and then count on his incredible healing to wake him up in their morgue later.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': J.C. Denton. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOr8dln2c5k "Sticks and stones."]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgOKduU05t4 "You have 10 seconds to beat it before I add you to the list of NSF casualties."]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_0Ltp4WGs "You're gonna burn, alright."]]
* Almost [[WorldOfBadass everyone]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' finds his or her own way to be badass. [[GratuitousEnglish You see?]]
* Aldo Trapani, player character of ''VideoGame/TheGodfather: The Game''. By the end of the game, he will have killed over a thousand enemy mobsters, taken over their well-defended fronts and crushed the other four families, almost entirely by himself.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':
** Kanji Tatsumi regularly ''beats up biker gangs'' and at one point scares away a cop. Also, [[spoiler: if the Main Character is about to take a mortal blow, he leaps in, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRveFm44Qec kicks the protagonist in the head with both feet]]'', and takes the blow instead. Most especially in the True Ending when you're fighting Izanami-no-Okami and she uses an attack that ''drags them to the underworld''.]]
** The [[HelloInsertNameHere MC]]/[[ComicBookAdaptation Souji Seta]]/[[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation Yu]] [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Naru]][[CanonName kami]] himself. His first lines to the class can be "You calling me a loser?" to his {{Jerkass}} teacher. He also summons his Personae not by attacking his card with a weapon, but by ''crushing it with his bare hands''. He can also score with almost every girl he meets, unravels the mystery behind the murders in the Normal Ending, and, for God's sake, [[spoiler: in the True Ending, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he not only defeats a god, but also summons a spell that banishes all deceit and falsehoods from the hearts of man]] and add to the fact that's one of the few ShinMegamiTensei heroes to NOT DIE!]] If that's not badass, then what is? When he casts said spell, he does one of the most epic {{glasses pull}}s in gaming history, and throws them aside. Bonus points as the party has needed these glasses to see in the TV World the whole game. He doesn't need them anymore.
** Chie. The only weapon she ever uses are her FEET.
** Yukiko uses paper fans.
** [[GuideDangIt Reiji Kido]] from the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''.
* Max out your courage stat (raised by karaoke and drinking suspicious drinks when tired/sick) and this is the title given to the main character of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' The male protagonist needs it in order to even taste [[LethalChef Fuuka's]] concoctions. The female protagonist uses her badassery to drag Ken into a date with her.
* Wander from ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' is not the most physically imposing protagonist; he has no real [[StockSuperpowers superhuman abilities]] other then perhaps incredible grip strength and relatively mild health regeneration, he wields a sword but clearly does not possess anything near ImplausibleFencingPowers, and his archery in a setting where his arrows will [[AnnoyingArrows annoy enemies at best]]. [[BadassNormal Despite all this]] he defeats some of the most gargantuan monsters in any video game armed with nothing more then a bow, a sword, and balls of adamantium. He also generally defeats said opponents single-handedly, and when he doesn't, he's backed up by his equally [[CoolHorse badass horse]].
* [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Captain]] [[ModernWarfare "Soap" [=MacTavish=]]]. When you lie bleeding on the ground and pull a knife out of your own chest to trow it into your attackers eye, your Badass-meter reaches 100%.
** Sergant Viktor Reznov. Fighting through World War 2 in Europe, getting sent to a hellish prison camp, then breaking out with a brainwashed American (and he manipulated and broke the original brainwash plan) alongside THE PRISON.
** Captain Price.And Private Dimitri Petrenko. Getting injured 11 times and still surviving the brutal WWII. Captain Alex Mason takes out a base all by himself, though hallicuating that Reznov was with him.
** Jason Hudson AKA Mr. Shades for alot of reasons. Frank Woods is just epic. To epic for me to describe.
** [[NaziZombies President John F. Kennedy]], ladies and Gentlemen.
** Everyone in Nazi zombies. And mostly everyone in the entire [[WorldofBadass series]]
* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft has [[MemeticBadass High Overlord Saurfang]], [[BadassNormal King Varian Wrynn]], [[CoolOldGuy Highlord]] [[BadassGrandpa Tirion Fordring]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Warchief Thrall]], Highlord Darion Mograine and every player Death Knight, and... well, to shorten the list considerably, anyone with a name, who doesn't want to kill you, and has an elite tag is almost definitely some manner of pure unmitigated badass.
** And yet still one character stands out even amongst these as pure BadAss, Broxigar Saurfang, brother of the above mention [[MemeticBadass High Overlord]]. He jumped into a portal to hell to[[YouShallNotPass hold back the Burning Legion's forces long enough for his allies to seal the portal,]] [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses till he was standing on a pile of slaughtered demons,]] forcing Sargeras himself to fight him, and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu becomes the only mortal to ever wound him.]] before finally being overcome.(Aegwynn doesn't count cause he [[ILetYouWin let her win]]). Oh and he did all this with an axe made of wood.
* KOS-MOS and T-elos from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' count for this trope, both of their fights against each other are full of badass moments. Almost all of the main cast are bad-ass at some point in the trilogy.
* A ''lot'' of character from the ''TalesSeries'' are total badasses:
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s Yuri Lowell [[spoiler:is a ruthless VigilanteMan]], can gain a BadassLongCoat, [[BloodKnight really enjoys fighting]] and considers his [[PsychoForHire psychotic]] [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] [[RecurringBoss Zagi]] to be little more than a nuisance.
** His dog Repede, has a badass scar over his eye, smokes a pipe, and fights monstersw with a [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth a knife he holds in his mouth]]. His leash is also a metal chain, which just makes him look even more badass. Any badassness Yuri has likely came from associating with the most awesome dog in the world.
** Also, from the same game, Judith is a LadyOfWar with large breasts and a BladeOnAStick who flies around on her pet dragon and flings enemies into the air in battle like it's nothing, and [[spoiler: fought in a war when she was ''nine years old'']].
** Kratos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. That is all.
** Jade Curtiss from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Where to begin? From the [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkiness]], to the magical BladeOnAStick, to all the uber-powerful magic that positively [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] more than half the enemies you meet, to his reputation as a necromancer... Jade is pure, unadulterated, badass.
** Sophie from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''. Just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0RT_Sg7K2E these two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJGify05etQ&feature=related videos]]. And there's plenty more where that came from, buddy.
** Hubert, also from ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Graces.]]'' Not just because he's a Lieutenant with an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon who [[HopelessBossFight absolutely kicks you to the curb]] [[DuelBoss during your first fight with him]], and was broken enough in the original game to ''one-shot the BonusBoss,'' but mostly because of [[TookALevelInBadass how much work it took him to get that awesome.]]
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd]] [[TookALevelInBadass takes quite the level in badass]] over the course of the game, what with the twin swords, all the awesome skills he learns in battle, his decision to TakeAThirdOption to save the world, even though it seems impossible, and dude, just ''look'' at Rising Falcon and tell me it's not one of the most badass attacks you've ever seen.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'''s Leon Magnus, a [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]], [[GameBreaker Game Breaking]], {{Bishounen}} EnsembleDarkHorse with some nice, flashy moves on him. And his [[spoiler: equally badass "Judas" alias in the sequel]].
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has Chloe Valens, a battle-hardened, sword-wielding, HotBlooded ActionGirl who doesn't take any shit from no-one.
** Also, from the same game, Senel Coolidge, with his PowerFist of doom, is also pretty badass.
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Presea Combatir]]. A twelve-year-old, Rose Haired SugarAndIcePersonality with [[AnAxeToGrind a big-ass ax]] twice as big and heavy as she is and lifts it up like it's nothing, and uses said giant ax to kick epic proportions of ass. Enough said.
** Tear Grants from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is probably the most badass WhiteMage ''ever''.
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Guy]] too, he's a fantastic [[HeroesPreferSwords swordsman]] with quick and agile reflexes that'll leave you in awe.
** Another ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' example: Sheena Fujibayashi. She's an ''awesome'' ActionGirl who pulls off some really sweet {{Ninja}} moves and takes down baddies with [[ImprobableWeaponUser a pair of magic-infused cards]].
** Arche Klaine from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' is a ridiculously powerful BlackMagicianGirl who hides all her badassery beneath a [[BadassAdorable cute]] [[GenkiGirl and bubbly]] [[CuteWitch exterior]].
** Veigue Lungberg from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' is also a complete badass, despite the constant "'''[[SayMyName CLAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIRRREEEE!!!!!]]'''"'s.
** Suzu Fujibayashi from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' is the game's resident LittleMissBadass.
** Asch the Bloody from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', is quite the badass himself, although sometimes he comes off more as just an outright {{Jerkass}} rather than a badass.
** Richard from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''. Dude, just... watch some of his anime cutscenes. If you can do that, and then look us straight in the eye and tell us, with a straight face, that he ''isn't'' a badass, you're freaking crazy.
*** Also, if you can look us in the eye and tell us he's not [[CrazyAwesome crazy,]] well, then...you're also freaking crazy.
** Raven from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is the CoolOldGuy of the team, and has some really neat tricks up his sleeves.
** Malik from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', with his BadassBeard, [[RealMenWearPink manly pinkyness]], {{Four Star Badass}}ery and all.
** Princess Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', while very sensitive and vulnerable, is still a BadassPrincess who, unlike most princesses, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething actually gets off her ass, grabs a bow & arrow, and starts getting shit done]]. We need more princesses like that, we really do.
** Tytree Crowe from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''. The guy fights with martial arts in conjunction with an ''arm-mounted crossbow''. ''And'' one of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Artes]] involves him turning his crossbow into a '''''[[BigFreakingGun BIG]] [[MoreDakka FRICKIN']] [[WaveMotionGun WAVE]][[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill -MOTION]] [[DeathRay GUN]]'''''. Made '''''[[LightningGun OUT OF LIGHTNING]]'''''.
** Genis Sage from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]] AdorablyPrecociousChild who obliterates enemies with his uber-awesome magic. AND his WeaponOfChoice is a [[ImprobableWeaponUser little Japanese toy]].
** Farah Oersted from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' is capable of pounding all her enemies into the ground while wearing a huge dress and does it all '''entirely barehanded'''.
** Rita Mordio from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a [[BadassBookworm blastia loving, book reading, kickass researcher]] with her signature cry of [[MemeticMutation "Blah blah blah, TIDAL WAVE!"]]
* [[StarCraft Zeratul]], Prelate of the Dark Templar, is most definitely this. You know this is one badass Protoss when, in the second game, you see him effortlessly slaughter a pack of Hydralisks (even impaling one through the skull with its own claw), and then [[spoiler:land a serious blow against ''Kerrigan herself'' (okay, she regenerates quickly, but ''still''...)]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is an unbelievably badass witch who rivals Dante from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. She has so many weapons and moves and all are awesomely impressive. She fights enormous creatures non-stop with no fear and actually seems to really enjoy doing it. One of the best examples in recent years.
--> '''Bayonetta''': [[PrecisionFStrike Don't fuck]] [[BadassBoast with a witch]].
* [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]]. Throughout the game he shows nothing but absolute, unadulterated badassery. In addition, he might have the single greatest [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]] in video game history. [[spoiler:He may have been taken down, but through his HeroicSacrifice he nearly annihilates an entire platoon of soldiers in order to protect his family.]]
* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' series has its entire main cast of eight, special attention to [[BadassGrandpa Bill]], [[BadassBiker Francis]], [[ActionGirl Zoey]], [[TeamDad Coach]], and [[CrazyAwesome Ellis]]. Nick, Rochelle, and Louis are all very sound {{Badass Normal}}s.
* [[KnightInShiningArmor Arthur]] from the ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' franchise. [[NintendoHard Anyone who's played any of the games]] knows why.
** Let's put it this way. A dude descends into Hell in nothing more than his boxers, a flimsy and brittle suit of armor, and a couple of weapons (not unlike [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]]) and takes on TheLegionsOfHell and finally, {{Satan}} himself to save a princess. ''He wins''. Not only does he do this, but he has to do this "TWICE!!" Before finally rescuing the Princess. PURE BADASS.
* Might actually be a real life example more than a game example, but let's say anyone who's ever beaten VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy.
** And if you do it on impossible (remember, it has no save points), you deserve a FRICKING MEDAL WITH YOUR PICTURE IN THE RECORD BOOKS!
* The VideoGame/{{Touhou}} girls. First off, Hong Meiling (aka China): she is a Chinese youkai girl, who is a gate guard for a giant vampire mansion, and is no slouch when it comes to danmaku. Oh and she is a Kung Fu master. There's also [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]]; [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre Scarlet]]; Shikieiki Yamaxanadu (Yukari Yakumo believes that herself, Yuyuko Saigyouji and Reimu Hakurei to be together "no match" for her.); Sakuya Izayoi: the time stopping, knife throwing, mysterious background carrying, maid; and Yuuka Kazami the Flower Youkai, Ultimate Sadistic Creature, and one of the strongest people in Gensokyo, to name but a few. and the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters list goes on ... and on]]. In fact, the amount of ''non-badass'' characters with names can be counted on one hand.
* Selvaria Bles from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', a woman so powerful that she manages to singlehandedly make Chapter 7 absolute Hell for the player by being able to wipe out ''every single single unit'' save for the Edelweiss and can deflect a tank shell with her weapon. Later on, she then reveals that she can now destroy TANKS with a single attack! [[SarcasmMode Good thing]] [[BlatantLies you don't have to fight her then]]. And then, when you finally have to fight her to the death in her normal, non-Valkyria form, she's '''still''' really tough! Truly, one of the most badass {{Dark Action Girl}}s in fictional history.
** And then there's Squad 7, which is just ''packed'' with badasses; Marina, Jane, Rosie, Largo, Zaka, Hector, Vyse, Nils, Musaad, Wendy, let's just say that invading Gallia was a '''grave''' mistake.
** Alicia [[spoiler:when her Valkyria powers awaken and she wtfpwns '''Selvaria''' just like that!]]
* The player character in ''Videogame/{{Minecraft}}''. He fights some of the most formidable enemies a miner could deal with, including cave-ins with sand and gravel, Creepers and [[DemonicSpiders Spider Jockeys]] and everything else, and for what? Some minerals to expand his homebase and allow him to better protect it. Also, he can use obsidian to create a portal to [[FireAndBrimstoneHell The Nether]], where has to deal with big falls, Ghasts that shoot fire, lava, Zombie Pigmen (if he provokes them), and the screams of the damned.
* Traziun from ''Videogame/TheWay'', also Rhue, as demonstrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Malefact#p/c/AD448C500F53774E/111/Acis6H9cvxk this video]].Warning, contains spoilers and [[AwesomenessIsVolatile dangerously awesome levels of badassery]].
* The one character that really qualifies for the title of badass in ''EienNoAselia'' is, unfortunately, a bad guy. Takios, who just oozes badassery by matching or bettering your godlike best character while using inferior equipment.
* While the ''{{Killzone}}'' series is obviously full of badasses, one in particular stands out. Despite being a villain and an extreme case of a BadBoss, Colonel Radec from ''Killzone 2'' has become somewhat of an EnsembleDarkHorse due to his immense badassery often being just as willing to fight as call the shots from behind the scenes. An excellent example of AuthorityEqualsAsskicking.
* The old man in the Red Forest in [[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky]]. He's probably [[BadassGrandpa 80 something]] years old and bagged a bloodsucker by himself. For the uninitiated, a bloodsucker is the sick twisted nightmare-love-child of a CthulHumanoid and a vampire. Said abomination can become ''invisible'' and require ''whole clips of assault rifle fire'' to kill. The old man has nothing but ragged clothes, a [[NiceHat ushanka]] and one of those old-fashioned break-action hunting shotguns. Also worth mentioning that the Red Forest is an extremely dangerous and foreboding place even by The Zone's standards, and Stalkers will refuse to go unless in large groups and with military-grade equipment. This old man lives in the Red Forest in a small shack ''alone'', and it's implied that he was born there and has lived there since The Zone became what it is. Totally hardcore.
** There's also BadassBookworm Dr. Kruglov, a minor character in ''Shadow of Chernobyl'' who you can find in the wilderness. It turns out that he and his science team are being hunted by a squad of heavily-armed mercenaries attempting to get the data he's carrying. The player can help him, but if they don't, his team are picked off one by one until only he is left. The leader of the mercs will contact him over radio and attempt to negotiate with Kruglov to no avail, and just say "Alright, looks like this is about to get ugly" to which Kruglov calmly replies "As you wish". If they kill Kruglov and you loot his corpse, you find out that his last act was to destroy the data so the mercenaries couldn't get it. [[DefiantToTheEnd Fuck. Yes.]] Notably, if the player does help him, he becomes the subject of quite possibly the most bearable EscortMission ever, as takes several solid hits to be killed and he's capable of pulling off headshots consistently with any half-decent rifle, even though he is in his own words a "third-rate fighter". If he survives, he replaces Semenov in the later Ecologist missions and is substantially better than him as well.
** There's also Noah from ''Call of Pripyat'' who blends this with CrazyAwesome. His name isn't that for nothing; he's a deranged lone stalker who is trying to build an ark out of a ruined ship to protect himself and anyone willing to come along from a massive emission that he believes will happen in the near future and will kill everything else in The Zone. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sound]] [[Literature/TheBible familiar]]? He has a tame [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100212004823/stalker/images/0/01/Noah%27s_dog.jpg pseudodog]] named [[FluffyTheTerrible Lassie]]. He once tried to detain a military squad for attempting to detain ''him'' because he shot at them (he does this to everyone, including you at first). In one mission, you need to collect an extremely rare and powerful artifact that no-one has seen in a while, and you are sent to visit Noah for a lead. Turns out Noah has three of these things, and will simply give one to you freely, implying ''he has even more stashed away somewhere''. In his ending slide, some stalkers take shelter in his ark after a nasty emission. Turns out his vaunted ark works perfectly and in the ensuing mutant attack, he charges into battle with Lassie and three pseudodog puppies.
** In fact, you can just name a character, any character, from the ''S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'' games and chances are they will be this. It's hard to be anything but a {{Badass}} in The Zone, a place where the laws of physics repeatedly and randomly decide to go out to lunch and the most common cause of death is either "gunshot" or "torn to shreds by horribly mutated wildlife". And even then, [[AnyoneCanDie being badass sometimes just isn't enough]].
* ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario.]]'' The plumber who has slain dragons, giant robots, ghosts, stone demons, and evil turtles.
** Luigi is scared of... A lot of things, but he makes up for it by being just as strong and able a fighter as his brother, and even more agile.
** [[BigBad Bowser]] gets many, ''many'' {{Badass}} moments in ''MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', but is also this in many other games, too (such as the ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' series).
** [[SuperMarioRPG Geno]] deserves some note as well, with powerful KameHameHadoken attacks and a BadassArmfold for a victory pose.
** [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]]. He's usually not able to die in his games, which means he sets himself on fire, becomes flattened, turns into a vampire, a zombie...then laughs about it and continues on his way, breaking stone with his shoulder.
*** The designers of ''VideoGame/WarioLand Shake It! / The Shake Dimension'' went on to say that as a short, fat man with a whole bunch of disgusting habits, Wario is essentially so uncool that he wraps around the scale into a total badass.
*** In VideoGame/WarioWorld, Wario can punch out and piledrive a ''dinosaur''.
** Franchise/DonkeyKong may be this in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series, but doesn't show it that much due to being kidnapped for 2 of the 3 games in the trilogy. In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'', he is an absolute ''beast'', as he will pull no punches trying to become king of the jungle (or get his bananas back in the Wii version). And in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', he holds an absolute NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on each of the Tiki bosses, and [[spoiler:'''''[[RuleOfCool punches the moon]]''''' into the FinalBoss's tower!]]
*** Also from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', [[BadassAdorable Diddy Kong]]. Especially after ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', where he gained GunsAkimbo, a JetPack, and an [[ThePowerOfRock electric guitar]] and ''kept them''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' has no shortage of {{badass}}es, especially in the setting's history as a whole. As for present-day Telara, Asha Catari faced down an [[EldritchAbomination ancient and incomprehensible death god]]—while ''dead'', no less—and [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu told him to go screw himself]]. And [[BadassNormal Dacia Ultan]] has canonically claimed more trophies than entire tribes.
* Asura, from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', is the most badass video game protagonist ever, which is no small feat in itself. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PCDxS8uJFQ See these]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f3woBOc8pY&feature=related for explanation]].
** Yasha deserves special mention by being able to defeat Asura. ''Twice''.
* Jack from ''VideoGame/MadWorld''. Let's just put it this way: when you can battle your way to the top of the [=DeathWatch=] ladder -- a DeadlyGame populated by the meanest, nastiest psychos in the world -- with nothing but a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder for an]] [[PowerFist arm]] and a [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]-level penchant for doing vicious things to mooks and bosses alike, you deserve the title. [[spoiler:Even more so when you've done it time and time again]].
* Rose from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''. Having a long history of kicking ass does that to you. She's also one of the few characters to already be a Dragoon when she joins the party, and has a killer attitude that just ''screams'' badass.
* Cole [=MacGrath=] from ''VideoGame/InFamous'' is fairly badass. He beat a monster that eats nukes for crying out loud. That's an all-you-can-eat-pass to the Badass Buffet.
* Every dwarf in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' that reached legendary skill in a specific weapon becomes a [[FanNickname Urist McBadass]].
* Bill and Lance from ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', sporting lots of muscles and firepower and mowing down hordes of aliens and robots. They're ''[[OneHitpointWonder not]]'' MadeOfIron, though.
* Russell Stone from ''TheShivah''. He [[spoiler:wins a fistfight with a rabbi/mob boss ''after being shot in both arms''.]]
* American [=McGee=]'s Alice , with her just using fighting for her ''sanity''. And then in Madness Returns, she shoves a guy in front of a train after he killed her family!
* Khelgar Ironfist, a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarven fighter]] in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', is a walking tutorial on how to build a tank in 3.5E ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* Most of the cast of ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'', which only makes sense considering the main characters all a group of elites training to become the Messiah who will lead the good guys against the forces of entropy and destruction. The biggest badass among the controllable characters is the main character Taiga, of course, who by the end [[spoiler:gets a massive powerup and beats the shit out of God repeatedly.]]
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series, the term Badass is used as a label for {{Elite Mook}}s. Also, this seems to be a prerequisite for becoming a Vault Hunter, or at least a successful one.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'': Most people...but special mention goes to Kaidou and Magami from Anime/MazinkaiserSKL who are unfazed by the revelation that their battles only bring the end of the world closer, while everybody else feels the despair.
* Joel from ''VideoGame/{{The Last Of Us}}'' certainly qualifies. The man can singlehandedly take down small armies of Infected and human bandits using nothing but his bare hands and whatever odds and ends he finds laying around. He can also MacGuyver up some wicked tools, including homemade nailbombs, makeshift shivs, Molotov cocktails, and improvised melee weapons. All this, and he's got a gentle soothing voice like Bob Ross.
** He's such a Badass that toward the end of the game, the enemies actually begin to fear him and run away when they see him coming.
---> '''Mook''': "Run! Don't let him get ya!"
** He's also not above using sadistic [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Jack Bauer interrogation techniques]] more than once in the game.
** Tess would qualify. She certainly isn't afraid to play rough, especially if you've pissed her off. ''Or if your name is Robert.'' There's also the time when [[spoiler: She holds off a group of armed guards, alone, to give Joel and Ellie time to escape. She doesn't make it, but she remained fearless up until the very end.]]
** Ellie is more of a LittleMissBadass variety. She's more than capable of killing a grown man in a fight, and she can take some serious punishment without submitting.
** Bill controls an entire town that he renamed "Bill's Town". He keeps the place booby trapped, and keeps detailed notes on where the Infected are, where supplies are, and which traps need replacing. He does this all by himself, with no help from anyone.
** For that matter, ''any'' of the survivors in the game would quality, given the harsh conditions of the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack world]] the game is set in.
* Richard Miller, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' and ''Time Crisis: Project Titan''. He's been involved in three separate missions, more than any other protagonist in the series, with only a six-bullet Desert Eagle in a series where other characters have 9-bullet pistols and alternate weapons, ''[[OneManArmy by himself]]'', [[HeroicMime without speaking so much as a single syllable]]. And just to illustrate how tough he is, one of the last requirements to complete VSSE training is to ''defeat him in combat.''
* Lara Croft, the iconic heroine of the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' franchise. She is famous for not only being breathtakingly gorgeous, but also for spending all her time shooting down all enemies in her way as she searches for artifacts, all while being a ''very'' classy DeadpanSnarker. The [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 reboot]] gives us an origin story of sorts, showing us how she grew from an initially terrified college graduate to the badass heroine we know and love.
* Coltrane Crowley from Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. True, he's just a graffiti artist on the streets of New Radius. And then he gets beaten up by other graffiti artists later on. However, he goes on straight ahead to make his name by going into super - dangerous spots to show his art, such as one instance when he ''sneaks on the mayor's own Silver Train'' and proceeds to graffiti an entire train car ''while it was moving''. But he's not done yet - he goes on to infiltrate the C.C.K.'s headquarters with all the armed men inside looking for him using nothing but [[ImprovisedWeapon a few spray cans]], run away from being pursued by a force armed with rifles, spray - paint his name ''plus'' propaganda against the mayor down the length of a bridge while being fired on by a helicopter. And the clincher? [[spoiler: He sneaks onboard a ''freaking'' blimp filled with heavily - armed men hunting for him, and changes the mayor's fliers to ones with details of his crimes. And then he jumps off and disappears into the crowd below.]]
* Everyone in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' has their moments ([[TakeThatScrappy everyone except]] [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sarah]]), but if there is any one party member who can claim the title of "certified {{Badass}}", it's [[AwesomeMcCoolname Arumat P. Thanatos]]. A massive and intimidating man with an [[LaserBlade energy-bladed]] [[SinisterScythe scythe]], he's a sole survivor from an elite military group, and he's covered in scars. He invokes TheGrimReaper as his motif, and [[spoiler:his introduction has him pull a BigDamnHeroes moment, clearing out a huge enemy force single-handedly; an enemy force that your entire party of seven individuals was struggling to cope with]].
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