->'''Guard:''' We need reinforcements!\\
'''Alex:''' ''[curious]'' Do you truly believe even a thousand of you could stop me?
-->-- ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge''

The Blasé Boast is BadassBoast being played as if it were ordinary business.

It may ''look'' like someone acting dismissive of their deeds, but the boaster is actually very proud of them. They are just being dismissive to mess with someone's head, or to seem more badass. Alternatively, it may be that they're confident enough that [[BewareTheQuietOnes they don't need to boast or bluster]]-if you're stupid enough to mess with them, you ''will'' go down, and that's all there is to it.

If the "boaster" is honestly dismissive of what they did they're just saying ButForMeItWasTuesday and thus not a boaster. If they're ashamed, they won't bring it up outside of YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame or NeverLiveItDown.

Compare and contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, in which the badass character genuinely ''does'' downplay an accomplishment after being complimented for it.



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Jack Rakan gets one of these in a flashback, while he's helping rescue Queen Arika.
-->'''Rakan''': Oh? You wanna throw down? You sure? I mean, you don't have that many forces.\\
'''General''': You fool. Our forces are much greater than what you see here. We have an entire fleet of airships on stand-by and elite combat mages numbering greater than 3,000! Even you cannot...\\
'''Rakan''': Like I said... you sure? You really think that's gonna be enough? (Note: [[OneManArmy It isn't enough. Not by a long shot.]])


[[folder: Fanfiction]]
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Doctor Strange is asked by Odin what kind of game he is playing:
--->"The only kind of game I ever play, sire. [[MagnificentBastard The kind whose rules I write,]] [[TheChessmaster whose deck I stack in my own favour,]] [[XanatosGambit whose course I have plotted before it has even begun.]] In short, sire, it is the kind of game that I intend to win."
* He later gives a quiet, subdued one to Thor when the latter goes into PapaWolf mode:
-->We both know that no prison built will hold me. I've been through enough tortures that anything you could do to me would be at best amusingly quaint and frankly, cathartic.
* Earlier, when Loki is asked if [[spoiler: he can track down HYDRA's wizard commandos]], he gives a light-hearted response:
--> [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain]], I could do it blindfolded and drunk.
** Steve, meanwhile, upon seeing the horrendous storm raging outside in the Rockies, simply says, "I've fought in worse."

[[folder: Literature ]]

* Alaric Morgan, his thumbs hooked in his swordbelt, addressing Mearan prisoners in ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]''. He's boasting about his Deryni powers (Mind Reading), which most of them only know by [[ShroudedInMyth fearsome reputation]]. He's more overt when he proposes this to Kelson, "I assure you, my culling would be far more than just lots," and he reminds Kelson that he (Morgan) already has [[HeroWithBadPublicity an infamous reputation]].
-->"All right, you know who I am," he said, his voice stern but without deliberate menace. "I'm going to have a private little chat with each of you. While you're waiting for your turn, I suggest you give careful thought to which four of you deserve to die for what you've done--because I'm going to ask you that, and I'll know if you're lying. That's the fairest way I know to see that justice is done--though I'm sure His Majesty is right that more than four of you probably deserve to hang."
* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books, Cain does this a lot. He makes sure to remind the reader that he only does it to seem like a HumbleHero.
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Albus Dumbledore contemplates Azkaban, the hellish abomination-guarded prison from which only two escapes have been carried out in its multi-century history.
-->'''Dumbledore:''' I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course, but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing.
* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': The InexplicablyAwesome Hoid completely disregards the priceless and extremely lethal SoulCuttingBlade [[spoiler:Jasnah Kholin]] is pointing at him, only mentioning that he would be surprised if it posed him any threat.
* In ''Literature/CodexAlera,'' [[MasterSwordsman Aldrick]] [[ArrogantKungFuGuy ex]] [[MeaningfulName Gladius]] spends the first book saying to everyone he fights with that they may be good, but the only person who ever defeated him was [[FamedInStory Araris Valerian,]] who's dead now. He [[BondOneLiner usually follows this up with a killing blow.]]
** Then subverted towards the end of the book, when he's about to kill [[TheHero Tavi]], and another character blocks the fatal blow. Guess who it is.
* Aslan gets one in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'':
-->'''Jill:''' Do you eat girls?
--> '''Aslan:''' I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms.
** The book notes that the Lion "didn't say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it."
* In ''Literature/SkinGame'' Donar Vadderung, aka [[spoiler: Odin]], says of [[TheSpymaster Anduriel]] that "he knows very nearly as much as I do." He had just told [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] that Anduriel can, with concentration, [[ParanoiaFuel look out from any being's shadow, hear what they're saying, and sometimes even see through it]].

[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' alternates between this trope and ButForMeItWasTuesday when talking to the Winchesters. As a cosmic entity as old as the universe, he's beyond taking pride in his work, but he does like to remind them why their attitude does ''not'' impress him. Once, when they ask him for advice:
--> '''Bobby:''' That [door to Purgatory] only opens in the [[CelestialDeadline eclipse]], and that's over...\\
'''Death:''' I'll make another.
* Omar Little from ''Series/TheWire'' is a stick up man, that is, an armed robber who [[KarmicThief targets only drug dealers and other criminals to steal from]]. While Omar has MomentOfAwesome after moment of awesome throughout the series, there's something special about the following exchange in Season 2, at the start of the trial of [[ProfessionalKiller a drugland assassin]] who tortured and murdered Omar's [[{{Gayngster}} boyfriend Brandon]].
-->'''Asst. State's Attorney Ilene Nathan:''' What exactly do you do for a living, Mr. Little?\\
'''Omar:''' I robs drug dealers.\\
'''Asst. State's Attorney Ilene Nathan:''' And exactly how long has that been your occupation, Mr. Little?\\
'''Omar:''' Oh, I don't know exactly, I venture to say about... eight or nine years.\\
'''Asst. State's Attorney Ilene Nathan:''' Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for 8 or 9 years and live to tell about it?\\
'''Omar:''' [smiles, shrugs, and sits back in his seat] [[https://youtu.be/oYj7q_by_2E?t=1m Day at a time, I suppose]].
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] has had a few of these throughout his time. Most notably, in ''The Impossible Astronaut:''
-->"Don't play games with me. Don't ever, ever think you're capable of that."

[[folder: Live-Action Film]]

* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': Dr. Manhattan, describing the moment that Jon Osterman was torn into atomic shreds, later forcing himself to rebuild himself into a PhysicalGod from nothing.
-->'''Manhattan:''' I felt fear. For the last time.


[[folder:Video Games]]

* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'': At the beginning of the game, Alex defeats a few guards. The survivor yells for reinforcements, and Alex says, in a normal tone of voice, "Do you truly believe even a thousand of you could stop me?"


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn's father can be one [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0077/ evil old goat.]] This is ''definitely'' the "mess with someone's head" variety.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Grant}}'', the eponymous character states that no-one is strong enough to rip a padlock off a door. Then he calls the lock a piece of junk when he does precisely that, startling his boyfriend. [[spoiler: He could also be hiding his true nature from a girl he's rescuing from the horse trailer the padlock was on.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'', the dragon Nicodemus has ruled the Dreamlands for a [[TimeAbyss very long time]], and likes people to know it.
-->'''Nicodemus:''' ''Please'' do not lecture me on the old ways. I ''created'' the old ways.
* When ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'''s OneManArmy Jacob meets someone who accuses him of almost killing her, he shows how it's done.
-->'''Jacob:''' Child, I don't think I've ever "almost" killed anybody.
** In the middle of a tense moment during which an [[AIIsACrapshoot unbelievably clever AI that would be losing its mind soon]] is giving directions and informative gifts to the protagonists to help them on their quest, one of them comments that the literal InfoDump (of multiple gigabytes) he got dropped into his implanted systems got past without so much as alerting any of his advanced firewalls. The AI's response is unnervingly nonchalant.
-->'''Roger:''' You-- Oh, wow. You dropped a ''ton'' on me. My firewalls didn't even notice you.
-->'''AI:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Of course not. Why should they? ]]

* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** "Chaz," the magic talking sword powered by the blood of the innocent, gets this a lot. We have never seen anything survive a direct attack from him, and even one of the most powerful beings in the universe was permanently crippled from a scratch. This gives him a very deadpan arrogance.
--->'''Torg:''' Chaz, what happens to spirits when you "kill" them?\\
'''Chaz:''' They have no idea.
** When fighting lesser demons, Torg pulls out Chaz, who is already glowing.
--->'''Agent Whisper:''' ''[amused]'' You have a magic sword! Is it strong enough to take on demons, boy?\\
'''Torg:''' I am trying really hard not to giggle.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Schlock usually brag about what he's done, or complaining about being stopped from doing it, or... However, [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-06-28 in one case]]:
--> Bring me a multi-cannon and a hull-cutter. I've got this.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Website/{{Twitter}} has #humblebrag.