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->''"What's the difference between [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] and a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]]? One is [[OneManArmy an unstoppable juggernaut of headbutting destruction]], [[BaitAndSwitchComparison and the other has]] [[BizarreAlienBiology four testicles]]."''
-->-- '''[[HypercompetentSidekick Samantha Traynor]]''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

A specific form of MemeticMutation when the fandom of a series exaggerates a character that is simply {{badass}}, or sometimes not all that impressive, to preposterously epic god-like levels. Despite the name, it doesn't necessarily have to be a widely known {{Internet}} {{meme}}, and is sometimes just an in-joke among the fan-base. In some cases, [[PopularityPower the writers agree]].

Often overlaps with FanWank. Fear too the MemeticPsychopath, and especially the MemeticMolester.

In-universe, this can be the result of being ShroudedInMyth, or a GodModeSue if done poorly.

Upgrading the badassery significantly with a character from a previous work is an AdaptationalBadass. When done to a historical character, it's a HistoricalBadassUpgrade.

Compare MemeticSexGod, TestosteronePoisoning. Contrast MemeticLoser.

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* MemeticBadass/LiveActionTV
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