Sub-index to {{Badass}} and MoreThanMeetsTheEye. Contrast with PaperTiger.

This {{trope}} has a sub-index of its own:

+SubmissiveBadass

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!!These characters are {{Badass}}es, but [[UnderestimatingBadassery you wouldn't expect it because they are]]...

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* ActionDad - a dad
* ActionFashionista - too obsessed with the latest trends.
* ActionMom - a mom
* AdaptationalBadass - not a {{badass}} in the original
* AgentPeacock - too much of a girly boy
* AlmightyJanitor - too blue-collar
* {{Ambadassador}} - an ambassador
* BadassAdorable - too cute
* BadassBureaucrat - a paper-pusher
* BadassBystander - just some random person
* BadassGrandpa - too old
* BadassOnPaper - unimpressive in person
* BadassPrincess - a princess
* BadassSanta - Santa
* BadassTeacher - just teaching his students until [[BerserkButton you threatened them]] and ItsPersonal.
* BewareTheSillyOnes - just the PluckyComicRelief
* BodyguardingABadass - letting others fight for him
* BrilliantButLazy - too lazy
* BroughtDownToBadass - officially powerless
* CorneredRattlesnake - a once weak person fighting back
* CowardlyLion - too cowardly
* CrazyAwesome - too crazy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - too stupid
* DamselOutOfDistress - a [[DamselInDistress damsel]]
* DorkKnight - {{Adorkable}}
* EffortlessAmazonianLift - ''just'' a strong girl
* FalseInnocenceTrick - just an InnocentBystander -- right?
* FluffyTheTerrible - given too cutesy a name
* GoodIsNotDumb[=/=]GoodIsNotSoft - too nice
* GooGooGodlike[=/=]LittleMissAlmighty - too young
* HandicappedBadass - handicapped
* HeartbrokenBadass - too despondent
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower - [[BlessedWithSuck gifted with]] a seemingly lame superpower
* HijackingCthulhu - a mere mortal
* HypercompetentSidekick - a sidekick
* IronWoobie - too sympathetic
* JustAKid - too young
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery - [[TemptingFate not gonna start a fight in that dress]]
* KillerRabbit - too cute and looks harmless
* KungFuJesus - too [[MessianicArchetype Messianic]]
* LadyOfWar - too refined to get her hands dirty
* LethalJokeCharacter - a JokeCharacter.
* LetsGetDangerous - not [[InformedAbility an actual threat]]...
* LittleMissBadass - a little girl, or [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like one]]
* MamaBear - a mom
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale - a proper lady
* MinoredInAssKicking - too smart
* MuggingTheMonster[=/=]BullyingADragon - not going to hit ''back'', right?
* NeverMessWithGranny - a sweet little old lady who (you think) wouldn't hurt anyone
* NonPoweredCostumedHero - too ordinary
* NotSoHarmlessVillain - a HarmlessVillain
* ObfuscatingInsanity - hiding it
* ObfuscatingStupidity - hiding it
* PapaWolf - a dad
* PintSizedPowerhouse - too small
* PopCulturedBadass - too nerdy
* PregnantBadass - pregnant
* RetiredBadass - retired
* SavageSetpiece - just part of the background
* SilkHidingSteel - too quiet and refined
* SpecsOfAwesome - wearing glasses
* SubmissiveBadass - too much of a follower
* TheSoCalledCoward - a coward, right?
* TookALevelInBadass - not a {{badass}} previously
* TranquilFury - too calm
* UnskilledButStrong - lacking the skills to apply his strength
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend - someone's girlfriend
* WaifFu - a petite female
* WeakButSkilled - lacking the strength to apply her skills
* WhosLaughingNow - originally a wimp
* WillNotBeAVictim - apparently already conquered
* {{Xenafication}} - suddenly ActionGirl

Then again, [[WorldOfBadass anyone might turn out to be a secret badass]].

[[BadassUnintentional Even if they never wanted to be in the first place.]]
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