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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', all of your party has access to powerful psychic attacks except for Jeff. However, he is the only party member who thinks to use a bazooka.
** Likewise, most of the cast in the sequel, ''VideoGame/MOTHER3''. Both Flint and Duster posses no PSI like Lucas and Kumatora, but are still able to take on the same powerful enemies as them. If it counts, even two of the oldest men on Nowhere Island - Alec and Old Man Wess - are able to provide plenty of backup for fighting against mechanized dinosaurs, giant water snakes, and fortified army tanks; at least until the new society deems them useless and throws them in a retirement home.
** The first game in the series had the prototype for Jeff, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Roid/Lloyd]], who similar could not use PSI but could use [[KillItWithFire a flamethrower.]] Then there's Teddy, who is the leader of a gang and has a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana as his ultimate weapon.]]
*** Also from the first game, Pippi. Yes, she's a little girl, but she boasts insane stat boosts with each level up that are about on par with Teddy's. It's pretty funny to watch her do near double the damage Ninten can do... until, tragically, you have to return her home to advance the plot.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', your party members include the hero's wife and children, who are descendants of the Legendary Hero, his father's former Lancer, his long-date pet sabretooth tiger and the occasional [[MonsterAllies Slime]]...and then there's Tuppence.A plain soldier from your castle that just wants his share of the glory. He knows no magic or special techniques at all, but he can equip most heavy armor and has quite a lot of HP.He gets some pretty heartwarming lines if you bring him along to the final boss fight.
** DragonQuestIV has Torneko, who is pretty Badass both gameplay-wise (he can fight off monsters by [[ImprobableWeaponUser bashing them with an abacus]]) and plot-wise (It is thanks to his business exploits that the Chosen manage to cross over the continents and eventually find the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Zenithian Sword]])
** Carver from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' is the only mandatory party member to have no access to spells outside of the vocation system. He is a simple carpenter turned martial artist keeping pace with a chosen hero, a powerful mage, an extremely powerful sorceress, and the head priest of an entire town of priests.
** From ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' there's Yangus, who started out as a normal bandit. He's easily the most awesome character in the game, and he can barely even use magic.
* ''BloodlineChampions'' has the Vanguard, Gunner, Engineer, Ranid Assassin, Alchemist, Astronomer, Spear Master, Nomad and Ravener bloodlines seem to be this from their backgrounds, but the last three are a bit unclear considering their in-game capabilities and the naming of some of those abilities.
* Kain Highwind of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' was a Badass Normal for much of his existence. He's a MemeticBadass at that despite having no magical powers and just being really, ''really'' good at abusing JumpPhysics. The sequel ''The After Years'' upgraded him into a [[ThePaladin Holy]] [[HolyHandGrenade Dragoon]], so his status as a normal has been removed. However, that was more than a decade after his original game and his badassery was famous well before ''The After Years'' came out.
** The game also gives us Cid, who's just an old engineer with a hammer that jumps out of an airship riding a bomb, falls into the underworld and survives. Less than a week later he's tuning up your new ship.
** Yang also has nothing but training.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the rest of the compilation, there's more than a few badasses with no powers. Tifa and Rude get by on martial arts training, Yuffie with ninja skills, Red XIII with natural prowess, Barret with a gun-arm, Cid with a spear and dynamite, Tseng and Elena with handguns, Cissnei with an oversized shuriken, and Reno with a big ol' stun baton.
* Although he spends half of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' portrayed as the ButtMonkey, Steiner is the only character in the game (if not the entire planet) who isn't either a SuperPrototype creature, a HalfHumanHybrid that can call destruction from the heavens, a [[PettingZooPeople petting zoo person]] with natural gifts, or some chi master who can jump 100 feet in the air and throw fireballs at people. He just hits people really hard with swords, and is the only party member who can hit for max damage unaugmented.
** This is also doubly true for his [[LimitBreak Trance]] abilities. Every party member that goes into Trance gains new abilities or have their current abilities enhanced for extra power or additional properties. What does Steiner have for his Trance skills? Not a damn thing. Instead, he just has ''tripled'' attack power.
** Vivi, however, can turn him into an EmpoweredBadassNormal by enchanting his sword to summon magic attacks to hit enemies. When they are in the party together, Steiner can use his own MP to use Vivi's black magic against one target.
* Given the huge prevalence of {{Magitek}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's hard to tell who's fighting without some sort of magic/technology backing them up. Most of the Arcadian Judges, though, fight using only their swords and various physical attacks, while MadScientist Cid battles with assorted {{BFG}}s, and all of them are bosses and are much more dangerous than the [[DemonicSpiders abyssal demons and behemoths]] you've seen on the way up to them. Vayne then shows them up in the final battle - after spending the game battling through armored soldiers wielding {{BFS}}es, Vayne takes the party on in his day-to-day wear and fights using nothing but [[BareFistedMonk his bare hands]]. Well, the cinematic attacks show him sending energy bursts at the party, but if the name of one such attack ("[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Force of Will]]") is an indicator, Vayne is such a Badass Normal he can bend the laws of physics through sheer willpower. Then as is par for the series, he goes OneWingedAngel and uses nothing ''but'' magic.
* Ramza shows qualities of this in the very first battle of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', in attitude if nothing else.
--> Ramza: Silence! Surrender or die in obscurity!
* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''Dissidia 012'', Laguna Loire of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' definitely qualifies. Unlike every other character in the game who all at least minor magical skills, Laguna uses no magic or any other supernatural powers at all. Instead he's a MultiRangedMaster with a HyperspaceArsenal of shotguns, machine guns, rocket launchers, and a {{BFG}} based on an ''airship''. Even his LimitBreak is nothing more than a CombinationAttack of all his weapons at once.
* Kai Kitamura (and arguably Katina Tarask and Russel Bagman) in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', who are implied to fight through several major battles against rebels and alien invaders in [[RedshirtArmy grunt-level]] mecha, as opposed to the many {{Super Prototype}}s and {{Super Robot}}s used by the other heroes (though the player ''can'' assign them to some of said {{Super Prototype}}s). When Kai ''can'' get a badass HumongousMecha of his own in the second game, even that drives the point home, as it looks exactly like his old grunt unit (in ''OG Gaiden'', he officially gets another mecha, which is just a customized version of his grunt mech). One of his battle quotes handily sums up the role of a badass normal: "One fist may not be able to destroy the world… but it can certainly destroy you!"
** In a way, Elzam von Branstein (also known as [[PaperThinDisguise Ratsel Feinschmecker]]) also applies. Most of the more skilled RealRobot pilots generally have some variety of psychic powers, and characters who don't generally balance this out by piloting the more powerful but generally less maneuverable {{Super Robot}}s. Elzam, however, pilots the Huckebein Mk-II and Mk-III -- both {{Real Robot}}s designed for use by psychics -- far better than any of the psychic characters ever could. He's just that good. When he finally does receive a SuperRobot, he loses some of what makes him "normal", but gains the equivalent in pure {{Badass}}. And he ''still'' dodges better than the psychics.
*** He introduced himself to America as this in typical mind-blowing fashion: In the very first mission of ''Original Generation 1'' for the Gameboy Advance, he takes out a squad of alien beings humanity has never seen before A) all by himself, B) with ''the'' weakest mech available in the game, the basic Gespenst, and C) while that Gespenst ''has absolutely'' '''''NO''''' ''weapons on it whatsoever.'' He solidifies himself as a Badass Normal from the ''start.''
*** He survived [[LethalChef one of Kusuha's health drinks]] with ''zero'' ill effects.
** Kyosuke Nanbu also fits here. Unlike his colleagues he doesn't have any psychic powers and he isn't chosen by any guardians or anything like that. He manages to fight and win his battles by pure skill and a little luck. Want proof of this? How about the fact that his mech, the Alteisen Riese is considered to be an impractical mech, is so top-heavy that it requires a tesla drive (which normally enables flight on a mech) just to stand without falling over and has no special weapons (just guns and pellets). Yet he still manages to kick plenty of ass with it.
*** The only thing that's really abnormal about him is unusual luck that has allowed him to survive (with minor injuries) attacks/accidents that should have killed him. In the past, he was the only survivor of a shuttle crash full of cadets; In ''Original Generation'' he walks away from a ''utterly destroyed'' prototype after a traitor sabotaged it and caused it to crash; and in ''Original Generation 2'' he survives having his mech ''ripped apart'' by Axel, though that was the only point he was closest to dying.
** Outside the OG Series, there's also ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'''s Calvina Coulange. While most of the originals here (friends or enemies) are of the Fury race in general (including Touya, who is [[HalfHumanHybrid Half Fury]]), she just happens to be a normal human, who used to be a genius AcePilot. And when presented with a mecha designed to be ridden by Furies... all she needs is just a little adjustment and then she resumes her old days of metal ass-kicking, piloting something she's supposedly not be able to drive.
** Discussed between [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Raidiese F. Branstein]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Gyunei Guss]] in ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars''. Gyunei asks Rai if he's a "Fortified Human", which Rai knows nothing about. He then demands to know how Rai [[TheStoic can be so calm when his life is on the line in this battle]], and Rai answers that calmness is only natural for a skilled pilot, the implication that Gyunei is afraid of fighting.
* Given the nature of the other two primary combatant species, the marine character from the ''AlienVsPredator'' PC games qualifies.
* Lady from ''DevilMayCry 3'' has no demonic powers to call her own but slaughters lower demons easily, has sufficient agility to dodge and survives brief clashes with the Sons of Sparda.
* Amagi Saeko in the HGame ''Pretty Soldier Wars A.D. 2048'', whose CharlesAtlasSuperpower brings her into the ranks of [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl Extraordinarily Empowered]] [[RobotGirl Robot Girls]].
* In the ''FireEmblem'' series some of the best units are from classes that are "grunts" (Soldiers and Mercenaries). In addition, Leaf in the 4th game doesn't get one of the game's GameBreaker legendary weapons, but is still one of the better characters in the game, although the fact that he promotes into a Master Knight (one of if not ''the'' most broken classes in the series) might void him from qualifying as a Badass Normal.
** Leaf definitely qualifies for this trope in ''Thracia 776''. He's exactly the same after promotion as he was before. Even story-wise, Leaf feels inadequate next to other resistance leaders, like Celice, Shanan, and Sety, who carry legendary weapons. Sety, Leaf's [[TheObiWan Obi-wan]], tells him his struggles are what makes him a Holy Warrior.
** Finn from the same game definitely qualifies. At the beggining of the game, he was just a fresh knight who has no Holy Blood whatsoever. Finn get his signature weapon early in part 1, and it, alongside his skillset make him quite a good unit, but he left the team before the end of part 1. And then part 2 rolls in and he took several level in badass, and now he is arguably one of the most badass character in the series, with nothing but skills, experience, and his signature Brave Lance. Notably he is the only character who appeared in all parts of ''FireEmblemJugdral'' including ''Thracia 776'', and is considered High Tier amongst people with Holy Blood and Holy Weapons around, which is a massive acomplishment in and on itself.
** Ike, from the Radiance arc, may count. He first appears as nothing more than an honest, if blunt, young man who happens to be rather skilled with the sword. So skilled, actually, that not only does he grow into one of the best characters in ''both'' games, mobilize the [[RedshirtArmy Crimean Liberation Army]] to victory over BigBad Ashnard, and take command of one of the greatest mercenary companies in history, but eventually ends up [[spoiler:''slaying a goddess.'']] That's pretty badass for the first main ''Fire Emblem'' character to not be a royal.
** If we're talking about ''FireEmblem: Genealogy of the Holy War'', Jamuka can't be left out. He's one of the few main characters from the first part of the game who has no Holy Blood, but he's still a very solid unit with or without his Killer Bow.
** If we go for normal, it's hard to get any more normal amongst the main characters than Sothe in ''Radiant Dawn''. A number of endgame bosses expresses their surprise at seeing "a shabby little burglar" amongst the heroes.
--->[[spoiler:'''Sephiran:''']] Hello, child... I'm a little surprised to see an ordinary boy like you, fighting for the world. This day is full of surprises!\\
'''Sothe:''' No one's more surprised than me. I can't read people's feelings like Micaiah... I'm not invincible in battle like Ike... Between all these laguz kings and great beorc heroes, I don't really belong here.
* Ayla from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Most of the party has powerful magic granted to them by the God of War. Ayla beats the crap out of things with her fists. And yet, she's a strong contender for the best party member.
** At higher levels, her fists upgrade to the point where she deals the damage cap on a critical. And by most of the party getting magic, we mean all but her, the laser-spewing robot, and the guy who already had magic to begin with.
* Even though it's primarily a spy series starting in the late ColdWar, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is full with superhuman character who possess incredible psionic powers, genetic modifications, and technical gadgets. However, some of the most badass characters don't have any of those:
** The prime example is the series BigBad Revolver Ocelot. Starting with [=MGS2=] he also leaves the normal territory, but in [=MGS1=] and the prequel [=MGS3=] he's just an extraordinary normal and has many of his greatest moments.
** In [=MGS3=] there's the Boss, the leader of the Cobras and the only member of the team without any supernatural powers. Yet, she's by far the most powerful fighter in the whole series. Though she has an incredibly powerful gun with infinite ammo, she barely uses it and instead beats up many of the worlds deadliest soldiers with her bare hands. Even the brutal and towering PsychoElectric psychopath she's [[spoiler:fake]] working for, backs off when she advances on him, after he accuses her of disloyalty.
*** The same goes for her apprentice Naked Snake, the only man who ever managed to defeat her [[spoiler:though it's possible the Boss let him]]. In fact he was so BadAss that his natural DNA was used in several programs to create genetically modified super soldiers. His soviet partner [=EVA=] also puts most people to shame without any powers or gadgets, [[spoiler:and continues to do so at the age of 78]].
** And a very unexpected and unusual case appears at the end of [=MGS4=] with [[spoiler:Johnny. For most of the game he seems to be a huge failure of a super soldier enhanced by cybernetic augmentations and with quite a collection of gadgets of his own. However, he admits he successfully chickened out of having the augmentations done, making him about the only normal human in any combat unit anywhere. His performance still is lacking way behind, but the fact that he was able to almost keep up with an [[BadAssArmy elite team of super soldiers]] and saved the others single handedly on several occasions is treated as being damn impressive.]]
*** On [=MGS4=], [[spoiler:[[TheCavalry Missouri's marines.]] Unlike [[EliteMook FROGS,]] they didn't even have the luxury of [[SuperSenses SOP,]] not to mention [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys special gadgets.]] However, even with this limitation, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they still manages to fight those aforomentioned FROGS to the standstill.]]]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance]]'' the ongoing LensmanArmsRace means that every enemy, down to the most basic {{Mooks}}, is either a KillerRobot or a full-body combat {{Cyborg}}. The only exception is [[spoiler: Jetstream Sam who fills the role of Raiden's [[TheRival rival]] and the penultimate boss despite having no enhancements beyond a prosthetic arm.]]
* In ''CityOfHeroes'', you begin your early career fighting demonically powered street gangs, work your way up through fighting psychic robots, hordes of demons, eight-feet-tall genetically altered supersoldiers, cyborg criminals, and lab grown supervillains. The final, and most difficult enemy faction of the game however, is a group of normal humans armed with tasers and six-shooters.
** And their allies, Ninjas to the max. Plus the "Natural" origin for heroes or villains was originally intended for, and is still used by, player characters whose concept is a Badass Normal.
*** However, Natural simply means "nothing my species can't normally do" -- if the player character is an alien, those "natural" abilities can go a long way. [[{{Superman}} Like, say, if you're Kryptonian]].
** Within the lore of the game itself, there's one of the iconic heroes, Justice Leag- I mean, Freedom Phalanx member Manticore. Similarly to Batman, he is the only member on the aforementioned team who has no supernatural power granted to him by the gods, was not experimented on by evil scientists, and was not born with any great psychic ability. His real claim to fame? [[ImprobableAimingSkills Really, really good aim with a bow and arrow.]] Although [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney having more money than God]] probably helped. [[spoiler:Also, the first arc of the Top Cow comic series gave him teleportation ability, which he can use with clever results such as shooting explosive arrows into a room half a mile away. Despite this new ability, however,]] he's still perceived as nothing special in terms of power compared to his teammates, and yet he's often the one they turn to when their leader is out of commission. Not bad.
*** WordOfGod [[http://www.cityofheroes.com/about_the_game/signature_heroes/manticore.html reveals]] that Manticore can teleport because he has hacked into the city-wide Emergency Teleportation Network.
* B.B.Hood (Bulleta) in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is the only one who doesn't use supernatural abilities, but she still manages to take down monsters with nothing more than heavy weaponry despite being a [[LittleMissBadass young human girl]].
** She does the same thing as one of the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' representatives on the Capcom side in the ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' series.
* Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'' fights with only a single sword and heavy armor in a world where magic is pretty commonplace. He ends up [[spoiler:tearing through the protagonist's army when they try to target him in a battle]]. He is nearly undefeatable, only dying when [[spoiler:he is ambushed by the 18 strongest members of the opposing army (protagonist included) plus some archers. He's riddled with [[GameplayAndStorySegregation cutscene arrows]], fights six party members, riddled with some more cutscene arrows, fights six more party members, fights six MORE party members, gets riddled with more cutscene arrows, then finally dies in a duel against the protagonist]]. This is generally considered his best [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]], although there are several more.
** The [[spoiler:Beast Rune]] potentially disqualifies him from this, however.
** [[SuikodenV Georg Prime]] may also qualify, being hailed as the greatest swordsman in the whole ''{{Suikoden}}'' world. Then again, he has an EyepatchOfPower.
* Almost the entire Nanaya clan of demon hunting assassins in ''Tsukihime''. They're supposed to have some psychic abilities, but otherwise fight demons and half-demons with pure physical talent. Shown very well in a ''Kagetsu Tohya'' side story with Nanaya Kiri ([[spoiler:Shiki's real father]]) and his hit on a certain demon-blooded family, kicking much ass, up to and including ''disassembling'' his primary target when [[UnstoppableRage backed into a corner]]... wielding nothing but a pointed stick (metal, granted, but still).
** Shiki, the main game's protagonist, comes close to this trope. His ability to keep up physically with supernatural opponents (mostly vampires) is the result of ingrained training... but his ability to kill ''anything'' he can reach is decidedly abnormal (not just supernatural, though unique).
* The playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' include a cyborg, a robot, a Realian, a URTV, [[spoiler:the handmaiden of Mary]], [[spoiler:the universe's fail-safe]], and Jin. Though he is a thoroughly ordinary human, Jin manages to slice HumongousMecha in two, stop a blade with his bare hands, hold off waves of [[TheHeartless gnosis]] [[spoiler:before his HeroicSacrifice]], finish off one of these gnosis ''after being impaled with a {{BFS}}'', and be an all-around badass.
** ''[[ButtMonkey Allen]]'' of all people gains elements of this in the third episode. [[spoiler:When confronting Kevin Winnicot, he takes several lightning blasts that would kill any normal person, then ''gets back up'', all while telling Kevin--who is a supernaturally powerful Testament--how pathetic he really is.]] Also, in a scene after that, he ''pounces on an end-game level Gnosis, bludgeons it with his gun, and shoots it point-blank in the face''. It's safe to say he would have made a full transition into a Badass Normal if there had been a fourth episode.
* Two characters from ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''. First, the obvious: Satake, leader of the local {{Yakuza}} gang. He beat up one of the game's heavily-armored SuperSoldiers ''with his bare hands'', only suffering some broken ribs. Second, the not-so-obvious: Raidou's perfectly normal employer, Shouhei Narumi. He somehow got to the end of a dungeon ''crawling'' with demons he can't see, and SuperSoldiers that, while he could see them to fight, are heavily armored. And by the end, he was injured, but still standing and able to walk.
** Raidou Kuzunoha himself also qualifies when compared to the other SMT protagonists. While the others do what they do using [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI computer]] [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII prog]][[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf rams]], [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne demonic augmentation]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} control]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} of the]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} inner]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} psyche]], [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor ancestral heritage]]]] or [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney having a very nifty suit]], Raidou manages to hang among them with little more than his [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], [[{{Mon}} demons]] and his reflexes.
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney''[='=]s protagonist qualifies within the context of the game. While the demons he faces and recruits are full of magic-augmented abilities, he has no innate magic capabilities; instead, he uses blades, firearms, and adaptive PoweredArmor to tear the forces of the Schwarzwelt a new one. By the end of the game, he's acknowledged as one of the Schwarzwelt's deadliest entities.
* Kyle from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar''. He can't use the legendary Dragon Magic like TheHero Alex, use healing powers like his girlfriend Jessica, or rain down destructive magic like Mia or Nash, but give the man a sword, and he could singlehandedly cut down a thousand bandits/monsters/whoever forgot to pay their "protection fee" that day.
* Miles Edgeworth counts, in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' protagonist department. VisualNovel/{{Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}} becomes a LivingLieDetector with the help of his magatama. VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}} has superhuman perception augmented by his bracelet. [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Athena Cykes]] has enhanced hearing coupled with a device that can read emotions based off of voice. Miles Edgeworth has … logic enhanced by his brain.
** Demonstrated in [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030110 this]] comic strip.
* While in most ''[[TalesSeries Tales]]'' Games, magic is hinted at being quite normal and can be matched by the physical arte users, the only game in which this trope can exist is ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', and it counts for Cless, Chester, and to some extent Suzu. Magic is needed to defeat Dhaos, and Mint's magic is only healing so obviously, they have to get Arche and Klarth, who are rarities outside of elves in that they are able to use magic. (Klarth is one of the few humans who can use magic because he makes pacts with spirits, Arche is half-elf.) Cless, Chester, and Suzu are left to their own weapons and their own strengths, not being blessed with such power, but they do compensate for their powerful techniques, some of which border on magic. (As for Suzu, she learns her techniques through ninja scrolls which may be counted as magic).
** Chester, in the original game, takes things out simply with his bow and arrow. He needs no technique.
** In the game's prequel where magic is limited to those with elven blood, angels, or the chosen, Sheena has hinted that she, Regal (And maybe Zelos despite being a chosen) have elven blood distantly because they use magic. But meanwhile Presea (despite being modded with expheres) is able to pull extremely heavy stuff with one hand despite being smaller than Genis and she and Lloyd are the only ones with no magic skills whatsoever.
** Also worth noting is ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'''s Milhaust Selkirk. He is the only Huma who doesn't have a Force, but he is still the highest ranking character amongst the Karegia Kingdom and makes other Force users bend to his will and order. That being said, he is also powerful enough to beat the crap out of Veigue (although he was mentally distraught that time). And when both duke it out in full force, Milhaust was beaten... but even Veigue admitted Milhaust held back and there's no telling what the outcome will be if Milhaust was serious.
** Alvin from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' qualifies, being the only member of the party who's completely incapable of using spirit artes [[spoiler: due being a native of Elympios]]. Doesn't stop him from spontaneously generating fire and other elements to augment his sword slashes like other swordsmen throughout the series, though.
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'' has three main party members. One of which is an extreme rarity in that he bonded with a dragon, another of which was a girl with wings modded by surgery to make her into a walking air purifier, with magic. The third...is the leader of a rebellion with only her guns. Badass Normal Award of this game goes to Lin.
* The short-lived series ''Loom'' implies Rusty being the most badass normal out of all the characters who were intended to be playable. (Bobbin is a weaver and thus able to use magic, Fleece is a shepherd who can sing magic like Bobbin's.) But since TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot, we'll never know if he could have found a way to use magic or was just able to compensate by being a smith or able to make things to fight off the Dead and Chaos.
* Carth Onasi from ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', being a damn good soldier if chosen instead of Canderous or HK-47. Give him a double sided sword and the appropriate feats, and he kicks Dark Jedi ass!
*** While it may or may not be accidental, there are several hints in-game (being able to see/understand Ajunta Pall, incredibly strange luck, uncanny intuition) that Carth might be a closet-case Force Sensitive.
** Canderous is arguably the best example of this. He appear in both games and is a non-force sensitive mandalorian that can take on anything, be they troops, creatures, droids and even dark jedi, whether he's gunning them down with a {{BFG}} or hacking with a {{BFS}}.
** Jolee Lampshades the usefulness of the soldiers in his banter with Bastila.
--->'''Jolee:''' I want to stop Malak as much as anyone. But I don't have to join the Order to do it. Look at Carth, or Canderous. They're with us in this quest, but they aren't Jedi.
* A must in ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', because precisely half the player classes are Jedi or Sith, and the others can't just be inferior to them. There is the Bounty Hunter class, sure, but the Republic Trooper can go toe-to-toe with a Sith with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2wObqgvHM melee weapons]]'', and sometimes just his bare fists and a single grenade. Meanwhile, the Smuggler has even ''less'' firepower, and resorts to such things as [[GroinAttack kicking his opponent in the nuts]].
** Even the Jedi and Sith classes will lean heavily on their {{Muggle}} companions.
* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'' and sequels, the PlayerCharacter is this, especially if they're the basic soldier class. Just a regular solder, gunning down enemy troops by the dozen and even shooting the crap out of Sith or Jedi.
* Orgrim Doomhammer and Anduin Lothar, the leaders of the Horde and Alliance respectively in ''{{Warcraft}} II: the Tides of Darkness'' (and later [[TidesOfDarkness retellings of the Second War]]). In a world war with dragons, undead sorcerer knights, paladins, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs ogres, magi,]] ''[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs ogre-magi]]'', [[{{Steampunk}} submarines]] and countless other magical and technological weapons and persons of mass destruction, the Warchief and Grand Marshal still stand out as the two most dangerous beings present. Doomhammer gets additional props for being one of the few orc leaders who did not drink demon blood to gain super strength and Lothar gains extra props [[BadassGrandpa for being sixty]].
** In the following games, there's also Varian Wrynn, king of Stormwind, as well as rogues, warriors and hunters in general.
*** Among the playable classes in ''WorldOfWarcraft'', the warrior class certainly qualifies as they fight exclusively with physical weapons and have no notable magical abilities. Although rogues and hunters also fight exclusively with physical weapons, unlike warriors, they do possess other "magical" skills. Rogues are able to turn invisible at will, even mid-battle. Meanwhile, hunters can befriend and permanently tame a surprisingly wide variety of wild animals within a matter of seconds and are able to magically heal (and resurrect from the dead) their animal companions from several feet away.
**** Except rogues' "invisibility" has nothing to do with magic - they're just extremely good at sneaking, but still can be detected if they walk in front of enemy.
** Some other characters that qualify would be both Saurfangs (and Brox, a relative, from the novels), Muradin Bronzebeard and every notable Nightelf character that neither used magic nor druidic/divine powers.
* In ''SaGaFrontier2'', one of the two main characters, Gustav XIII, is an exiled prince who is incapable of channeling and using magic. This is significant because, in a world where people are so dependent on magic that they have to use wooden swords and armor to channel their energy for combative use, he conquers the known world by simply using iron equipment (which negate magic powers).
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' is ''packed'' with these. ''None'' of the protagonists have any special powers besides army training, and one (Claire) is just a college student. They bring ActionSurvivor to a whole new level.
** Claire's badassness grows in ''CVX'' where she single-handedly breaks into an Umbrella base, outruns a chopper that's shooting up the hallway with a chaingun, and uses clever thinking to destroy a firing squad. The only reason she got captured was because she ran out of bullets. And this is from a 19 year old college girl.
** Most of the villains tend to go OneWingedAngel; however, Nicholai from ''3'' is quite possibly the most badass Badass Normal in the series, walking through Raccoon City with just a handgun and knife, and ''surviving''.
*** He's also the only human antagonist to survive the game he's in.
** Hunk also counts, being badass in mook clothing and all.
** Leon S. Kennedy. We meet Leon as a beat cop on his first day of work, presumably with the most minimal of police training, if that. He drives right into a ZombieApocalypse, in which he manages to survive with the assistance of a woman with the most minimal of survival training, a little girl and the on and off help of a secret agent. He manages to get said ice queen secret agent to fall for him after taking a bullet for her. Then he ends up working for the government, where he takes on entire towns, castles, heavily militarized islands and fortified dam full of mutants and monsters in not one, but two countries, one being a long EscortMission with the President's daughter in tow. Largely ''on his own''. Most of the other characters have had military training, on par with Special Forces, and Claire had the benefit of learning from one of these people. Leon? He got by on training that taught him to chase down drug dealers and cordon off crime scenes, which for all we know consisted entirely of reading how to do it in a textbook.
** Chris Redfield, ''especially'' in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''. He's willing to waltz right up to [[BigBad Wesker]], the SuperSoldier high on PsychoSerum who can stop a rocket with his bare hands, and punch the guy in the mug. ''And hurt him''.
* In keeping with the above, the survivors of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' count. Four regular humans against a horde of zombies backed up by superpowered sub-boss zombies.
** The Sacrifice comic attempts to handwave the badassery of the [=L4D=] survivors by having each of them be trained in some way with guns; Bill was in the military so he is a natural with guns, Zoey was taught how to use guns by her father (who was also a police officer), Louis spent his lunch breaks at the rifle range, and Francis was in a gang so he would have used guns at some point. Bill's badassery is magnified due to the fact he suffered a knee injury during his tour at Vietnam and it hasn't healed properly since.
** The survivors in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' are also badasses in their own right, being capable of surviving against all odds and can effectively use any weapon just like the old survivors. Like with Bill, Coach suffered a knee injury (occurred during a football game at college), but it doesn't stop him from kicking ass.
* While every person in ''ShadowHearts'' has their own unique skills such as being trained in a specific art or being in possession of a magical camera that reveals enemy's stats, the first ''ShadowHearts'' game gives Margarete, who is nothing more than a spy armed with a pistol and got a few weapons... even though quite a bit of them are "Given" to her as every time she uses a skill, she presses a button and says "Yeah I can use some help here".
* The ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series has the eponymous stalkers, all of whom survive (and thrive) in a radioactive wasteland covered in patches of land where the [[RealityIsOutToLunch laws of physics have gone bananas]], all of which is ruled by [[PsychoForHire psychotics]] with various levels of firearms. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou All of whom will kill you just as soon as they will trade with you.]] Anyone who can thrive in that environment is a badass normal.
* Despite setting out to skewer every SilverAge trope going, it took until the sequel for the ''FreedomForce'' series to roll out some {{Badass Normal}}s with the Wartime Heroes, capable of standing toe-to-toe with the worst [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Energy-X]] powered monstrosities [[StupidJetpackHitler Blitzkreig]] can devise.
** Though Sky King uses a jetpack, body armour and chain guns, Blackjack gets by with a pistol and homemade bombs, and Tricolour has just a rapier. Not even body armour.
* In ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' the Eternal Soldier's power come from being a BadAss; he compares favorably with angels, demons and powerful wizards.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s General Leo is a highly accomplished swordsman, has the sweet "shock" ability, and he holds the same high position in the Empire that Kefka and Celes once did. And guess what, not only does he not have magical powers, but he ''refused the magitek infusion that would have given them to him!''
** ''Final Fantasy VI'' abolishes this trope with Leo, however. Leo is killed off, and after this everyone that's not a minor NPC can learn magic except sasquatches (and sasquatches are hardly normal!)
* ''VideoGame/VikingBattleForAsgard'' has the main character leading one of these. Against whom you ask? The Queen of the Underworld and her Undead army, and they win.
* Jason Flemming in the Xbox Live Arcade game ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' styled game, ''ShadowComplex''.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, pick a human, any human (game play). The strongest example is Sapphire (both in and out of game play). Subverted with [[spoiler:Adell, who thinks he's human (he's not)]].
* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', being Badass Normal is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Terrans.
** That and [[HumansAreBastards bastardy.]]
** Jim Raynor. From backwater marshal to rebel leader.
** VideoGame/StarcraftII: [[MemeticBadass General Warfield]] punched a hydralisk INNA FACE! TO DEATH!
* Leliana of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is the resident Badass Normal. The rest of the party consists of two Grey Wardens, two mages, a warhound, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy explicitly stated to be stronger and tougher than any human, a dwarf (same qualifications), an elf trained from childhood by the deadliest order of assassins in the land, and a war golem. Leliana is an ordinary young woman whose training was about seduction and espionage rather than combat, and she can hold her own against any of her fellow party members.
** Shianni, one of the only elven alienage-dwellers aside from possibly the City Elf Warden who's completely unafraid of sticking up for her community. Her first CrowningMomentOfAwesome is potentially bashing Bann Vaughan over the head with a bottle in one of the origins, and she gets another even bigger one if [[spoiler:you let her fight alongside you when the darkspawn invade Denerim. She's definitely no Grey Warden, but man can she hold her own. She goes on to become the alienage elder, according to the game's epilogue.]]
** The player character before undergoing the joining, is always an absolute badass, especially if their origin involves a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
*** The Dalish Elf Origin is probably the most badass in this regard. The Dalish Elf gets infected with the Darkspawn Taint and only survives due to the Keeper's magic keeping it at bay ''[[DeadManWalking for now]]'', meaning the only thing that is keeping them from sucuumbing to TheCorruption is sheer [[HeroicWillpower force of will]] alone. They fight through a forest filled with Darkspawn to find Duncan, who admits he did not think they would actually survive. After travelling all the way to Ostagar, they proceed to fight through another forest of yet ''more'' Darkspawn... and only ''then'' do they finally get cured!
** Nathanial Howe. Even before the Joining, it took four Grey Wardens to subdue him.
* Rogue or Warrior Hawke, Aveline, and Carver in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' are survivors of Ferelden's RedshirtArmy, with relatively little military training. Aveline becomes Captain of the Kirkwall Guard, Carver either dies, becomes a Grey Warden, or rises to high rank among the Templars, and Hawke is [[BadAss Hawke]]. There's also Isabella, who's fighting skills are built entirely from the duals she's engaged in over the years for the fun of it, and Sebastian who's just a talented archer.
* Kairu from ''VideoGame/BlackSigil'' was born without magic in a land where ''everyone'' has magic. The entire party are also all {{Magic Knight}}s. Despite all that, he still manages to be the most useful and the most powerful member of his group.
* Invoked in the endings to ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: Ultimate All-Stars''. Several of the Tatsunoko heroes are downright ''inspired'' by the StreetFighter characters and [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Batsu]], for being able to hang with them in a fight through nothing but their training, and resolve to grow stronger themselves.
** Frank West, a freelance journalist who is able to kick thousands of zombies' asses with only a camera (which is not even a weapon) in his hand from the start in Deadrising, and is able to swing things around crazy from the mart. Now that he is put into ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' which is full of heroes with special martial arts or superpowers, big credit for Frankie!!
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Chris Redfield]] counts as one in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', He's able to hold his own against super mutants, robots, demons, and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu gods]] with nothing more than military training, a bunch of time in the gym, and his own personal arsenal of weapons.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]] does all of the above through wrestling prowess alone.
** [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]] returns here as well, with nothing to his name but a layman's experience in fighting zombies and a plethora of unorthodox weapons stored in {{Hammerspace}}.
** [[UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3 And then]] there's Phoenix. No, not [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} that Phoenix]]. The [[NamesTheSame other]] Phoenix. Of the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Wright]] variety. He doesn't have ''any'' training to rival the above; he's just the resident IronButtMonkey of his world who happens to take whatever punishment he's delivered. Not to mention the fact a purely {{Muggle}} lawyer (technically he HAS a power, but it's useless in combat) has [[ThatOneAttack the second strongest attack in the game]], [[LethalJokeCharacter which in itself is a hit-anywhere-on-the-screen almost OneHitKill if performed right]].
* In ''SystemShock 2'', the player has military grade cybernetic augmentations (and is actually in the military), but Dr. Marie Delacroix, whose logs show her one step ahead of the player with similar objectives, can be found in various locations, lacks such implants or even military training, but seems to do rather well from said logs [[spoiler:at least until SHODAN feels she is no longer needed and leaves her to die.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'''s Captain Falcon. [[PlayingWithFire Maybe]].
* A rival of ''MapleStory'' called ''VideoGame/WonderKing'' has the Gunner/Gunslinger class. In a game where even warriors and ninjas call upon magical powers, a Gunner's skills consist of acrobatic maneuvers and using a variety of different weapons. Examples include a [[GatlingGood Gatling gun]], a bazooka, and a [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile launcher]].
* ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' parodied this with plucky sidekick Trent (or Tiffany, depending on the path chosen by the player at the beginning) who wrestles alien threats on a hostile planet. Though his/her tragic demise is a RunningGag, he/she keeps returning due to toughness, persistence and bizarre luck.
* Bang Shishigami from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', a refugee from the Ikaruga federation, is merely a ninja who relies of his [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower hard work and training]] for... throwing kunai and nails to fire-based attacks to a good dose of toughness for a ninja to even [[SuperMode Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan]]. Despite this and being saddled with the designation of 'Official JokeCharacter', he has managed to use his power massively and creatively to hold up on his own, including surviving a catasthropic explosion and living to tell the tale, eluding a {{Troll}} who's, safe to say, overpowered and delights on MindRape. [[spoiler:He actually has the Nox Nyctores Phoenix Rettenjou, but he didn't know how to properly use it, relying solely on his wits.]]
** Not to mention in his greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome so far: in Platinum's Story Mode, he pulls off an ''epic'' BigDamnHeroes moment [[spoiler:against ''Relius Clover'', canonically one of the few people comparable in power to Hazama/Terumi. Bang goes toe-to-toe with him long enough for Hakumen and Valkenhayn to come in and pull their own BigDamnHeroes moment by intimidating the mad scientist into retreating]]. Remember this is from the only normal, completely unaugmented human being in the series.
*** Topped by his latest one in ''Chronophantasma'': He fights Azrael to a standstill. Repeat: ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction Azrael]]''. And Azrael walked away saying [[WorthyOpponent he was a great fight]]. Earlier on in the story, Azrael {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ed [[{{Badass}} Jin Kisaragi]], one of the most powerful in the setting, and ''called him boring''. Not bad, Mr. Shishigami, not bad at all.
** [[MsFanservice Makoto Nanaya]] is also a questionable example. Yes, she is a beastkin and therefore capable of punching people across rooms, but keep in mind that she has no stated Ars, Nox Nyctores or other magical/technological/supernatural power at all. All she has is her raw strength and her trusty tonfas. Of course, considering that the only other named beastkin are [[BadassGrandpa Six Heroes]] [[LamarckWasRight or descendants]] [[SuperSoldier thereof]], you could say she's normal by beastkin standards.
* Who is [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]]? Just some loser {{Otaku}} from Cali who's into masked wrestling and sword fighting who doesn't get the InfinityPlusOneSword or ChosenOne status: he just buys a Beam Katana off the internet. Not only that, he's broke and jobless. What's the first thing this stain on society's panties does? [[spoiler:Kills the '''11th''' highest ranking assassin for ''walking-around-money''. What follows is a legendary slaughter of thousands of {{Mooks}}, along with such merits as; out-maneuvering [[HandCannon Desert Eagles]]; fighting Superheroes; fighting up-hill against Special Ops; charging an earthquake generator; charging a WaveMotionGun; fighting a couple EldritchAbomination; piloting a GiantMecha; charging '''another''' earthquake generator; flanking giant energy dragons; dodging .50 caliber sniper shots; taking down a KillSat; and jumping on top of a so-called [[OneWingedAngel "Travesty"]]]]. All this and more from an Otaku who lives in a shoddy motel with nothing but a sword.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' contains some of the most horrifically powerful beings imaginable, including-but-not-limited-to the creator and ruler of a demon world, a ghost that can kill anyone, a vampire that can annihilate anything, an oni that can create black holes and tear apart mountains with her bare hands, an ancient RealityWarper, a Judge of the Dead, ''two'' absolute immortals, a crow that wields nuclear fusion, and a character with literal, actual, impervious PlotArmor. Then there is [[CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame]], a young girl without any inherent skills or abilities and only managed to use magic after [[BadassBookworm studying really hard]] (and stealing various magical books and artifacts), who has not only fought all of the above but commonly ''wins''.
** And in the PC-98 exclusive ''Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream'', we have Yumemi Okazaki, who doesn't even have ''that'' going for her; she comes from a world without magic, and relies on a scientific imitation. She's also the series's ''only human endboss'', as of 13.
** Rika, both the first and extra boss of the second game, is a subversion. Though she's rather violent when behind one of the tanks cooked up with her [[GadgeteerGenius engineering skills]] and able to go toe to toe with the PlotArmor imbued main character, once she's out of her iron box she's little more then a sniveling little girl. Still, being able to build [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/images/6/6c/Th02EvilEyeSigma.png this... thing]] without magical powers has got to earn her points on the badass scale. Not to mention ''being perhaps the hardest Extra stage boss in Touhou history''.
** Yuuka Kazami is a bit of an odd case. She is not human and definitely not "normal" by human standards, but she can be considered as a Badass Normal by youkai standards. Why? Because her superpower is [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway manipulation of flowers]], which is exactly as weak as it sounds. So what does Yuuka do? She completely ignores that worthless power in battle and gets by on her plain old magic and ''especially'' her SuperStrength, abilities that just about every youkai has. However, Yuuka has developed hers to such an extent that she is considered one of the most formidable beings in a setting where the competition consists of {{Physical God}}s, [[PersonOfMassDestruction People Of Mass Destruction]] and {{Reality Warper}}s.
* In ''MortalKombat'', most of the characters have superpowers or cybernetic enhancements of some kind. The most glaring exception is Kurtis Stryker, a cop whose fights demons and cyborgs with a billy club, a taser, some grenades, and a gun.
* [[LeagueOfLegends Katarina]] is one of the two manaless champions in the game who lacks any sort of magical weapon given to her, all of her abilities come from pure bloodthirsty violence which only grows when she takes down more enemy champions.
* While almost every character in the SuperMarioBros series has some superhuman abilities, it is worth noting that a lot of these are acknowledged to be species traits. Toad is no different from any other Toad in terms of abilities, but he is MUCH more BadAss.
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' is a universe where giant robots are commonplace, but a notable thing about the gifted pilots known as Ravens is they are mostly cybernetically upgraded. Of all of the pilots, only you were not a Human Plus and in the end wind up as the Last Raven standing in the plot of ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore 3''
* Many {{NPC}}s in ''{{Rift}}'', especially Defiant-side. Dacia Ultan especially stands out.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey rocs]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], [[ALoadOfBull minotaurs]], [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead]] [[RaisingTheSteaks animals]] (such as [[MightyGlacier elephants]]), procedurally-generated {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[spoiler: TheLegionsOfHell themselves]]. Yet even a single dwarf, if his skills are high enough, can kill one of those things with ease. Even an untrained dwarf can kill an opponent much more powerful than him by just being lucky. (or by being equipped with [[ImprobableWeaponUser a pick]])
** Or if he has [[ImprovisedWeapon something to throw]]. "Hey, guys. I just killed a Bronze Colossus, and you'll never guess how." [[spoiler: He decapitated it with ''a thrown [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter fluffy wambler]]''.]]
* Briggs the pirate leader in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series comes from a family prone to Fire Adepts, but [[MuggleBornOfMages doesn't have any powers himself]]. He's still notorious for being a [[WakeUpCallBoss relatively difficult boss]] in the early parts of ''The Lost Age''. It doesn't help that it's easy to [[SequenceBreaking accidentally get to his fight well before you should]], but he's dangerous even to a properly leveled and equipped party because of his [[ArtificialBrilliance excellent enemy AI]] and ''just being that strong''. He's also one of the few {{Muggles}} who actually understands how Adepts and Psynergy work, despite Psynergy being InvisibleToNormals and subject to a WeirdnessCensor.
** In fact, most of the {{Muggles}} in the series who pick fights with the player character are boss fights, and all but the three thieves in Vault are pretty ferocious.
** [[CoolOldGuy Kraden]], a recurring [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite]], has ''no combat capability or powers whatsoever'', but will walk across monster-infested war zones and through trap-filled, monster-infested dungeons if there are some Adepts in need of [[ExpositionFairy plot exposition]], and somehow he always makes it to his destination unscathed. In the fandom and to a lesser degree in-universe, he is a MemeticBadass for this.
* ''SepterraCore'' has Maya and Corgan as these, oh so very much.
* ''DeadRising'' protagonists [[IntrepidReporter Frank West]] and [[BadassBiker Chuck Greene]] each wade through a ZombieApocalypse with their eyes on a goal and no amount of flesh-eating monsters or [[EscortMission stupid survivors]] can dissuade them.
* There are countless hazards, many magical, in Lordran in ''DarkSouls''. One of your most effective allies, among sorcerers and clerics, is Solaire of Astoria, who has no magic; he's just very good at fighting.
** Solaire is however speculated to be [[spoiler:Lord Gwyn's firstborn son]], which might disqualify him as the Badass Normal. A more notable example is [[MightyGlacier Black Iron Tarkus]], who through sheer training has achieved enough strength to wield a OneHandedZweihander, a tower shield and one of the heaviest armor sets in the game, and still be able to walk at reasonable speed. He also can and will defeat a 20 feet iron golem in an up-front melee battle by himself.
** Sieglinde of Catarina is a sweet young knight on a quest to find her [[BumblingDad father]] armed only with a sweet set of armor and a regular claymore. She is also the only character that appears in the game that is explicitly stated ''not'' to be afflicted with the Undead curse, which means that if she ''is'' killed then she won't be resurrected at the last bonfire she passed. And she still gets through a huge chunk of the game with only minimal aid from the player character.
** Hell, the player character is generally this. You start out in a world full of super powered, giant demons as a hollow that hasn't gone insane yet, and by the end of the game you've killed legions of the undead, dragons, demons, the personification of death, and a couple of Gods, all while having limited stamina.
* [[spoiler:Souichirou Kuzuki]] from ''FateStayNight'' is a normal man with no knowledge of the supernatural world and no magical abilities whatsoever, who still participates in the Holy Grail War. His position with his Servant is reversed, in that he fights while his Servant supports him with spells. With an enchantment on his fists and his own [[ConfusionFu unconventional martial arts style]], he manages to temporarily overwhelm Saber, the best close-range fighter, and rips out Rider's throat during his most prominent route.
** Servant Assassin is a Badass Normal by the standards of the Servants. He has no famous name or legend and no Noble Phantasm. He never defeated armies or monsters (his 'legend' only consists of him ''losing'' to MiyamotoMusashi), knows no magic and has no beasts, armies or anything apart from his trusty no-dachi and his own finely-honed skill to call upon. [[spoiler:Furthermore he turns out to be the result of a forbidden summon; he isn't a true heroic spirit at all, just the spirit of some nameless samurai called upon to fill the role of Sasaki Kojirou, who never existed here.]] He still manages to repel and almost defeat Saber twice and is sufficiently skilled to unnerve [[BoisterousBruiser Lancer]], and knows a sword technique on the level of an anti-personal Noble Phantasm.
* The Trader Emergency Coalition of ''SinsOfASolarEmpire''. They didn't even have a proper military before the war, yet they can go toe to toe with [[PsychicPowers The Advent]] and [[NanoMachines The Vasari]] with nothing more than converted civilian spacecraft, amongst which are a bulk Freighter and a cruise ship, by virtue of excessive armor plating, MoreDakka, [[MacrossMissileMassacre Macross Missile Massacres]] and [[ZergRush sheer numbers]].
** Their battleship, the ''Kol'', which is explicitly the first true military ship in over 700 years. It is probably the best battleship amongst the three factions by virtue of [[ImplacableMan sheer durability]].
* In a world where various fireball-throwing, flying, mook-spawning, mook-reincarnating, rocket launcher- or minigun-enfused hellspawn are out to viciously murder you and all you hold dear, while fighting you in only the most {{malevolent|Architecture}} and {{alien|Geometries}} locales, it goes without saying that the hero from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', comparatively ''just'' a man with a lot of guns (disregarding that some of them are ''[[{{BFG}} very large]]''), would be this.
* Magnus from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is said to be the strongest human of all. Gaol would probably qualify as well.
* Mark Meltzer from ''VideoGame/BioShock2''. He's the only person in the world to figure out Rapture exists. Upon doing so, he travels there, [[PapaWolf armed with only his wits and a pistol, to rescue his daughter]]. Did we mention that this is in ''[=BioShock=] 2'' where the developers promised that Jack (who gets at least one canon offensive splicing) would have trouble making it through? He probably would have made his way completely through Rapture if he hadn't been [[spoiler: distracted, captured, and turned into a Big Daddy]]
* The Knights in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic I'' and ''II''. Exactly two non-humans in their ranks (an elven hero and a goblin hero), starts with no magical power (and can only build up to a level 3 Mages' Guild) and the canonical victors of the First and Second Wars of Enrothian Succession (''III'' added monks throwing fireballs, gryphons and angels to their ranks, so they weren't quite so normal anymore).
* Unlike most movers and shakers of the ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' universe, Groose from ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has absolutely no magic, special training, or divine destiny - he's just the Skyloftian equivalent of a high school's JerkJock. Nonetheless, he manages to [[spoiler:help Link subdue a sealed [[EldritchAbomination abomination]] ''twice'']] with a self-made rail-catapult system he dubs the Groosenator.
** To some degree, ''Skyward Sword'' makes this the case for ''every Link ever''. All the Zeldas are now retconned into being [[spoiler: the descendants of a {{Physical God}}dess]], Ganon is now [[spoiler: the reincarnation of an AnthropomorphicPersonification of pure evil]], and Link... is still just that [[SilentProtagonist quiet kid]] with a sword. Sometimes he's TheChosenOne, but sometimes he isn't even that.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'':
** The PlayerCharacter is a normal SHIELD agent leading a team full of superheroes with all kinds of powers and {{Charles Atlas|Superpower}} training. But with the arsenal of weaponry and gadgets in SHIELD's arsenal, the Agent can still either kick ass or make the heroes even better at kicking ass themselves.
** There's also a Team-Up Bonus called "Average Joes" for bringing along any two of the small number of hero characters who also don't have superpowers or supersuits.
* In ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' most of the competent fighters are either Savior Candidates and wield magic, sentient weaponry or are powerful mages. Selbium, on the other hand, is just a soldier, but apart from only having one or two super moves he's otherwise actually entirely competent, though he can't quite match up to the actual Savior Candidates when they have their Aether Relics.
* The ''Franchise/StreetFighter''' series has Balrog. He's a completely normal boxer who can hold his own against opponents who can throw fireballs, defy gravity, sheath their bodies in electricity, or kick you in the face from 30 feet away.
** Even with characters with {{Ki Attack}}s and other bizarre powers, there's still plenty of fighters who rely on good old traditional ass-kicking. Other examples include Balrog's [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] counterpart Dudley, the entire FinalFight roster, Zangief, Makoto and Vega.
* While most of the cast of VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles can qualify by the fact they make a contribution in battles with massive tanks and superpowered Valkyrur, Imca of [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII 3]] is probably the most notable. She manages to actually knock out a fresh Valkyrur who had just fought an army, and impresses Selvaria, pretty much the strongest soldier with Valkyria powers or not.
* [[WorldOfBadass Practically everyone in]] ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. Gigantic monsters who are [[MadeOfIron ridiculously tough]] and possess ElementalPowers, against normal human hunters armed with traps, tools and some ''[[{{BFS}} rea]][[{{BFG}} lly]]'' big weapons. Although, occasionally, you really have to wonder just how "[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass normal]]" the hunters are.
* [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook]] in the ''{{Kingdom Hearts}}'' series counts as this. Consider it this way. By the time you reach him in the first game, Sora has punched out very powerful heartless, a god-like genie, god-like entities in general, villains the size of small buildings, etc. You have an insane aerial advantage over Hook as well. Also, he's not overflowing with the power of darkness either (at least compared to other villains) and lacks real magic. Yet somehow, he still manages to put up a good, solid fight and doesn't die.
** It's not an isolated incident either. Captain Hook is tough to beat in both ''Chain of Memories'' and [[spoiler:''Birth by Sleep'']] as well.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', Corvo starts the game as the Royal Protector, bodyguard to the Empress, and manages to fight off half a dozen super-powered mooks until their boss shows up. After that, [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity the Outsider]] comes to him in a dream and gives him powers, making him an EmpoweredBadassNormal. However, the SelfImposedChallenge "It was just a dream" involves players ignoring any and all magic in the game, proving that Corvo can carve through an entire city of magitek with nothing but his wits and his gear.
* In ''VideoGame/MapleStory'', Angelic Buster fits the bill. She's the only Nova (A race of dragon/human hybrids from a different planet) who can't use mana at all (And subsequently the only class in the game who can't use mana, sans demon slayer/avenger). Instead she gains her powers from an ancient dragon who gives her immense power. It allows her to use very powerful skills but intead uses a recharge system. The system gives the better skills a chance (usually 40-60%) to recharge and reuse skills to "balance" her. At the time of her initial release, she was the only class to be able to consistently break the damage cap (Next major patch allowed anyone to do so, and increase the cap to 50 million so it became moot). She was a blatantly broken, being able to solo many bosses within a few seconds, and the hardest boss at the time in about an hour. She was nerfed in all subsequent releases (All releases outside of KMS got a version WORSE than the nerfed version. This was because the class was STILL in the top five DPS in the game.)
* Vincent from ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. Yeah, OK, [[ThisLoserIsYou the guy's an absolute loser]], but c'mon, taking on insane killer sheep, towering manifestations of nightmares and fears, demons, and ''gods'' while being a 30-something video-game designer armed with only a pillow and GoofyPrintUnderwear? That's pretty impressive.
** Most apparent in the Chaos True Ending, where the credits slides and the final epilogue show that [[spoiler:Vincent travels through Hell with Catherine and ''single-handedly conquers it'', still dressed in his goofy underwear. He kicks lots of demon ass, brings them all to heel and pretty much rules over the place, despite being a normal human.]]
* The first ShadowHearts game has for its protagonists a man who can fuse souls with demons, an exorcist with holy magic, a Taoist magical sage, a vampire, and a psychic street urchin. Then, there is Margarete, who only has guns, grenades and other weapons. And she fights Cthulu-esque horrors from beyond the stars and Biblical demons just as fiercely as her magic wielding compatriots. Averted in ''other'' shadow hearts titles because oyu are able to give magic to anyone.
* From the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise, ODST's (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers; Basically the Navy SEAL's of the Halo universe). They are even practically just as capable as [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in ''[[Videogame/{{Halo3ODST}} Halo 3: ODST]]''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' features a wide array of fighters with magic powers and/or futuristic weaponry. Two characters who break from this mold most strongly are the [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]], who attacks entirely with the mundane tools he uses in his home franchise, and the ''VideoGame/WiiFit'' Trainer, who is able to hold her own against the likes of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] and [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] with nothing but ''yoga poses''.
** Even Villager and Wii Fit Trainer use some pretty abnormal things (like summoning things out of nowhere and firing suns from their stomachs). For the ''truest'' normals, there's Solid Snake in ''Brawl'', who is mostly just a guy with a lot of impressive gadgets and weapons. There are also the ''FireEmblem'' characters; while Ike does employ quite a bit of fire in his attacks and Robin is a straight-up mage for the most part, Marth and Lucina are pretty much just people who are ''really'' good with swords.
* Gre fits this trope to a ''tee'' in ''EvolutionWorlds''. Every other character either has hidden powers like Linear or uses a Cyframe... But not Gre. Gre actually uses ''his own talent'' and a simple rifle. To top it off, he is also the ''oldest'' character. Nobody messes with Gre.
* ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' has Brad. He's got no magic, he's not a cyborg, a vampire, nor does he have an ancient spirit of evil sealed inside of him, all he has is his training as a mercenary and his heavy weapons. Despite this, he's capable of out-damaging damn near everyone in the party, not to mention being able to tank anything thrown his way.
* Crossovers usually have this, with the whole comparing of characters from different universes deal. Notable examples include [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan Drake]] in VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale, [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] in VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore]] in [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]] and the aforementioned Frank West in VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom.
* Speak of the devil, the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': Mitsurugi has no supernatural powers and no connection to either spirit sword, and the katana he uses is made of perfectly normal metal and has no otherwise remarkable features. However, he's so skilled that [[OneManArmy whole armies of normal men can't beat him]] even with ''firearms'', and he's considered a worthy adversary to blatantly supernatural fighters like Nightmare, Olcadan (who ''killed a god's messenger'') and Algol. In the time gap between ''IV'' and ''V'', Mitsurugi has hung up his trusty katana and become a farmer because absolutely ''nothing'' short of immortal god-kings challenges the guy any more. There's more than a few other characters who would count as well - [[BadassPrincess Hilde]], [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hwang]], [[WomanScorned Setsuka]], [[NatureHero Rock]] [[note]]([[CharlesAtlasSuperpower although with some of the things he does you do have to wonder just how "normal" he is]])[[/note]] - but when it comes to sheer badassery, nobody else even comes close.
* Gaza from ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia'' is this. He is by far the strongest being that doesn't either wear a Seru, or is one -- he is a normal human, yet a swordsman world-class caliber able to strike fear in the hearts of Seru-wearing soldiers and effortlessly strike down a half-dozen {{Warrior Monk}}s from Biron.
* ''ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'': It's entirely possible, [[BoringButPractical and surprisingly effective]], to build your character as this. Completely turn your back on such silly things as magic and technological gadgets, in favour of being a face-wrecking LightningBruiser warrior, and a sneaky backstabbing thief. High Persuasion builds require this.
* ''{{MUGEN}}'' fighting game ''Shades of Manhattan 2'' has a roster full of superheroes and villains with various superpowers. Then there's Detective Garrett Laurel, a policeman who's superpower is carrying a gun and riot baton.
** There's also the [[OriginalGeneration original character]] that comes with ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' itself, Kung Fu Man. No ki, magic, psionic or technological powers, just [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a man with some training in Kung Fu]].
* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': He may have some magical powers, but Patrick is more-or-less a normal man fighting evil undead siblings, powerful archmages and all sorts of demonic beings.
** ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'': TheSquad consists of: a telekinetic sniper, an old priest with healing powers, a {{Badass}} {{Blood Mag|ic}}e ActionGirl, a MagicalNativeAmerican dude with a {{Gatling|Good}} in one hand and a fiery snake spirit in the other, a dude who can possess people... and [[TheSmartGuy an autistic chick with a computer]]. Although, she uses her autism powers to [[RealityWarper hack the laws of physics]], so exactly how ''"normal"'' she is, is questionable.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has exactly two badass normal protagonists, when you think about it. Tidus is [[spoiler:a Fayth-based]] pro-sports player who can manipulate time itself, Lulu is a black mage capable of bending reality to her whim, Yuna summons demigods to do her bidding, Kimarhi Ronso is a giant cat-man who can steal enemies' moves, and Auron is [[spoiler:an undead legendary badass who is so angry at Yevon for turning his best friend into Sin he won't rest until they're destroyed]]. Who's left? Rikku, who's just a girl who's good at stealing and building things, and Wakka, who hits things with what is basically a soccer ball.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has the Player, who is essentially this, with exception to the ability to punch chunks out of trees and compressing minerals with one's bare hands, all the player has in their arsenal against the undead and [[EldritchAbomination monstrosities from a realm equivalent to hell]] (among others) consists of what the player can craft at the time, he/she fits comfortably into the Badass Normal category.
* ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'' has Max, an otherwise ordinary boy who fights monsters with a wrench and a gun. Contrasted with his partner, Monica, who is a shapeshifting MagicKnight BadassPrincess.
* All the player characters in the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series know some form of fighting, whether it's wrestling or martial arts, and one of the characters is a cyborg who attacks can electrocute people. The enemies the crew faces aren't much different than they are, but they can swarm in by the dozens and can all be easily taken down by you single handedly. By the 2nd game onward, you fight robots and you beat them down with your bare hands! The player characters can also use a variety of mundane items for extra damage like glass bottles, knives, baseball bats, and pipes.
* The ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series, with it's roster of empowered martial artists and inter-dimensional creatures introduced Kurtis Stryker in the third installment: a [[TheScrappy rather unliked]] cop with some police gadgets in lieu of powers which he used to kick just as much ass as the [[PhysicalGod god of thunder]]. ''Armageddon'' [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap dug him out of the scrappy heap]] and had him [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] ''still'' without giving him any powers.
* To whatever extent of the term "normal," Valentine from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' stands out for being the only fighter so far to not have a Parasite or a Living Weapon (or Egrets in Parasoul's case), and remains one of the deadliest fighters in the Skullgirl universe, eventually defeating Bloody Marie herself at one point.
** While Valentine does not have anything superhuman, it's hinted she was the the subject of genetic mutation which at the least gave her a cross-shaped iris. Beowulf however, compared to the cast of superhumans and otherwise empowered, is just an undefeated wrestler. With a ''chair''.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is full of beings who are augmented beyond normal capabilities, but there are a fair few people who count.
** Garrus Vakarian is an alien, true, but Turians aren't too different from humans and Garrus shows little sign of any abnormal augmentation. He is, however, undeniably a {{Badass}}.
** Zaeed and Kasumi from [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second game]] are both completely ordinary humans in a party comprised of aliens, super soldiers and biotics.
** Kal'reegar, the Migrant Fleet Marine you meet in Tali's loyalty mission, is just an unassuming Quarian trooper who manages to hold his own against an entire geth squad and a SpiderTank. [[spoiler:Although he won't hold them for long without your intervention, and in the third game, he pulls a YouShallNotPass to defend a Turian comms relay at the cost of his own life]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'': Ruri's butler, Winfield, is the only combatant in the game with no magical abilities or superpowers whatsoever. Yet he's somehow able to keep up with the world's most deadly [[PersonOfMassDestruction People of Mass Destruction]] in speed and power, simply because he is really, ''really'' good at boxing. No explanation is ever given for this.
* "VideoGame/FiveNightsatFreddy's": The night guard protagonist is an average guy who survives a whole week with four killer animatronics. This guard even turns the robots to their most dangerous levels on [[LevelEditor the seventh night]] and still survives. This trope is actually taken further in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsatFreddy's2 the sequel]], where the next guard survives the attacks of eleven killer robots for [[spoiler:six nights. Oh, there's also a third guard who turns the eleven robots to their most dangerous level too…and he survives.]] Keep in mind that these guards have no weapons at their disposal.
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