* Creator/SamuelLJackson and almost any character played by him.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Yoda. Greater than Mace Windu he is. Greater Jedi than all others combined, times Mace Windu squared, he is. Muppet he is. Puts all the Sith to shame he does.
** Boba Fett went out like a punk on screen, taken out by a blind man and a pole. But he looked so [[ShroudedInMyth gosh-damn mysterious]] in his [[RuleOfCool cool body armor]] that fans assumed that he [[HesJustHiding must in all essences]] be the Galaxy Far, Far Away's version of Franchise/{{Batman}}. And so, in the ExpandedUniverse, that is indeed what he became. As of now, he's [[BadassGrandpa in his seventies]] and [[UnexplainedRecovery recovering from]] a ''terminal'' illness, but still manages to beat the stuffing out of anyone who gets in his way. Parodied heavily in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken's ''Star Wars'' specials, in which he's more of a SmallNameBigEgo.
** [[FanNickname TR-8R]], the Stormtrooper from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', started reaching memetic badass levels when he took on Finn (who has a lightsaber) with a ''baton'' and kicked his ass.
---> ''[[SignatureLine "TRAITOR!"]]''
* Creator/BruceCampbell and his [[ThisIsMyBoomstick boomstick]]. He's the most famous BMovie actor around. He's fought and killed just about everything you can think of; [[AlienInvasion aliens]], [[Series/BurnNotice mercenaries]], [[Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr bandits]], [[EvilTwin himself]], [[Series/JackOfAllTrades Napoleon's army]], [[Franchise/EvilDead an evil army of the dead]], and [[NoBudget bad stop-motion effects]]. He was a corpse in ''[[Film/{{Congo}} Congo]]'', yet still the most awesome thing in the entire movie.
* The version of Film/VanHelsing of the self-titled movie -- at least [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/01/19/ in Tycho's book]].
* Captain Nascimento from the Brazilian movie ''Tropa de Elite'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheEliteSquad''). When Bruce Banner gets mad, he becomes [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. When Hulk gets mad, he becomes Capt. Nascimento.
* All of this may be true, but ''nobody'' fucks with [[Film/TheBigLebowski the Jesus.]]
* [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] can build anything - in a cave! With a box of scraps!
* [[Film/{{Troy}} Achilles]]. "Who would win? [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Achilles or]] ...?" ([[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]] / [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]]/{{Superman}}/[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris]]...) Experts have even pronounced him "Str8 gangsta", of all things. Film/{{Beowulf}} fans [[http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments=1&v=DrkguvGFnrE debate at length]]: ''"Achilles is kinda cheating with the heel thing..."'' And the answer is: [[RunningGag Achilles]]. He had a [[AchillesHeel body part named after him]], making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. Unfortunately this makes him still vulnerable to heel kicks...ones that ''he'' delivers.
* [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]]. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! IS! SPARTA!]]
* The [[BadassBystander Bank Manager]] in the opening scene of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' didn't grab a shotgun and start blowing away the Joker's gang away while screaming threats because he was a secret mafioso; he did it because Creator/WilliamFichtner is '''just that badass'''!
* Fledgling example: [[http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=91523 Captain Christopher Pike]] of ''Film/StarTrek''. Don't forget [[http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=76045 Captain Robau]]. The shields on the ''Kelvin'' don't keep enemy phasers out. They keep Captain Robau ''in.''
* As of the recent ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film, Watson has reached this level, due to his general ability to kick ass, take names, and save Holmes' butt about fifteen times.
* Creator/LiamNeeson, particularly after his post-''Film/{{Taken}}'' career reinvention. This was particularly helped along by the Series/KeyAndPeele sketch revolving around his badassery. Hell, he even showed he could [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGuPKSBpyBY poke fun at that idea]]. As a popular joke runs: he's been [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 Zeus]] and [[Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe Jesus]], and he's [[TheMentor trained]] [[Film/BatmanBegins Batman]] and [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Vader]]; [[WhatAnIdiot how stupid do you have to be to try to kidnap his daughter?]]
* [[TransformersFilmSeries Bonecrusher]] hates this page and everyone on it. The only reason he hasn't ground the servers to dust and killed everyone who's ever edited the page is because it provides a handy list of people he needs to kill, and Bonecrusher hates to be unprepared.
* They don't call Franchise/{{Godzilla}} king of all monsters for nothing. In ''[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Final Wars]]'', he managed to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] nearly all of the major past monsters ([[MyFriendsandZoidberg and Zilla]]) [[CrowningMomentofAwesome ONE. AFTER. ANOTHER.]]
* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'':
-->'''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace.\\
'''Young Soldier:''' William Wallace is seven feet tall!\\
'''William Wallace:''' Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.\\
''(Scottish army laughs)''
** Continued to it's logical conclusion [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoVxbutl8g here.]]
* [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] wasn't born; he Escaped From The Womb. [[RunningGag I heard he was dead.]]
* [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Sgt. Donny Donowitz]] doesn't bash Nazis' skulls in with his baseball bat; the skulls cave themselves in rather than be hit by him.
* [[Film/{{Hellboy}} There are things that go bump in the night. And we are the ones that bump back.]]
* [[Film/{{Avatar}} Quaritch is not on Pandora. Pandora is]] ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} under]]'' [[Film/{{Avatar}} Quaritch.]]
* [[Film/{{Downfall}} FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN!]] [[WebVideo/HitlerRants FEGELEIN!]]
* In-universe, ''Film/KillBill'''s Pai Mei is so badass that legends about his badassery are over ''a thousand years old''.
* ''Film/TheExpendables'' is a rare example where '''the film itself''' has achieved MemeticBadass status. This is based mainly on the fact that it's a throwback action movie directed by Creator/SylvesterStallone and starring [[Creator/JasonStatham almost]] [[Creator/JetLi every]] [[Creator/DolphLundgren living]] [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger action]] [[Creator/BruceWillis movie]] [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme actor]] [[Creator/ChuckNorris available]]. The trailer alone, apparently, will put hair on your chest and give you a third testicle, if you're a dude. If you're a girl, you'll walk out of the theater pregnant.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]], King of Gondor. Who here has the audacity to leap into the middle of a mob of angry berserkers with nothing but an oversized knife and an attitude from Hell? Who jumps on the back of a massive beast that can singlehandedly rip apart Gondor's armies, kills every single person on it, then sprints to the forefront and kills it with ease. This is a beast that has very, very thick skin and is very large.
** Who not only fought, but wounded [[EldritchAbomination Shelob]]? The world's most badass gardener, Samwise Gamgee. Then he killed a bunch of orcs singlehandedly.
** Let it be known Éowyn is no man and caved the Witch-King's head in.
** It took three arrows thicker than his finger and bigger than his leg to take Boromir down. The only reason he died at that point was because he was played by Creator/SeanBean.
* [[GangsOfNewYork Bill the Butcher]] will teach you to speak English with his ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' knife.
* Anyone played by Creator/DanielDayLewis in general.
* As far as WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob is concerned? PIERRE KIRBY.
* '''[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} HELLO!]]''' MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.
* [[Film/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would like you to '''give him your face!'''
* Film/{{Thor}} will throw a hammer through your mouth and have it go out the back of your head. End of argument.
** Who's gonna put the hammer down? THOR'S GONNA PUT DA HAMMER DOWN!!
* ''Film/DirtyHarry''.
** You really don't want to make his day.
** Ask yourself, punk, "Do I feel lucky?" Huh? Well, do ya?
** He's played by Creator/ClintEastwood who is already a MemeticBadass, so this was a given.
* ''Film/{{Tremors}}'': [[CrazySurvivalist Burt Gummer]]. [[CatchPhrase Doin' what he can with what he's got]]
* Film/{{Sharktopus}}. [[RuleOfCool A giant, genetically-altered Shark/Octopus with swords on the the tips of his tentacles.]] That is all.
* [[Film/MeanGirls How do I begin to explain Regina George?]]
** Four for you, Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!
* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': Lori Campbell decapitated [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] with [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]' machete!
* Agent Phil Coulson, of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The short "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer" shows that it is entirely justified.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy becomes one in-universe after his video hits the web. He does eventually prove to be worth his fame. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* [[TheHungerGames Seneca Crane's Beard]]. That is all.
* Italian actor BudSpencer. According to fans, he's so strong that [[HellsKitchen Gordon Ramsey]] ''praises his cooking'', and he once insulted Creator/ChuckNorris' mum and Chuck ''offered him a drink''. In fact, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZyaGA8vS6U he can punchinto submission anything but an out-of-order bancomat]].
* ''Film/KickAss'': Hit-Girl, and in some circles, [[CatUpATree Mr. Bitey.]]
* ''Film/PacificRim'': The Kaidanovskys seem to be [[http://lukemckinney.net/2013/08/21/pacific-rim-how-the-kaidanovskys-survived/ approaching this status]]
** Also [[Creator/RonPerlman Hannibal Chau]] wants his goddamn shoe back '''''now'''''.
** Radiation gets Stacker Pentecost poisoning.
* "You [[Film/TheWarriors Warriors]] are good. Real good." "The best." Not really a BadassBoast, as they have already proven this to be factually true.
* In ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie'', Mike and the Bots [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall mock their very own credits]] and learn that the Construction Coordinator was a guy named Rando Schmook. Automatically, they declare him "The Amazing RANDO!"
* [[Film/{{Undisputed}} Yuri Boyka]]. [[MemeticMutation He is the most complete fighter in the world.]]
* From ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', Coach Gordon Bombay has become this to many Anaheim Ducks fans, and even some fans of other teams, especially in light of the 2015 Western Conference Finals, where it was the Ducks against the Blackhawks, shortened to the Hawks. And then after EmilioEstevez actually tweeted his support of the Ducks before Game 5 of said series, [[https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11008517_10203131464448099_86286906484692395_n.jpg?oh=d2d7a81e6a7bf3e83d29376f4d8c3dec&oe=55FA8474 this formation happened.]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Maybe [[IndyPloy he's making this up as he goes]], but he doesn't belong in a museum.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** [[BadassAdorable Elsa]] [[CurbStompBattle will shortly kick your ass.]] And, according to the fandom, can freeze Voldemort and Gandalf. It's not uncommon for "evil [=AU=]" fics to turn her into a PhysicalGod who turns her kingdom into a frozen wasteland (which may be a reference to ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' itself).
** Anna is often treated as a LightningBruiser on par with Creator/BruceLee.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Ralph is gonna wreck it. It doesn't matter what it is. HE'S GONNA WRECK IT!
** If it's a monster, Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun will obliterate it with a machine gun, even on a day away from work. Even during her wedding. Calhoun earned the title of "Queen of Badassery" BEFORE she existed (that is, before her game was plugged in the arcade).
* Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Because no one fights like Gaston, and no one hunts like Gaston, etc. {{Lampshade}}d in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' where they have a RunningGag of him butting in on other characters' conversations to say "No one [does what you're talking about] like Gaston!" (Actually, that episode might have been the inspiration for Gaston's meme.) In one episode, in which Clarabelle is gathering gossip, Gaston begrudgingly concedes that he has, indeed, seen others hunt like Gaston. There's also the Gaston Reads meme on dA. And at least one TakeThat as well. [[http://shadow-aspect.deviantart.com/art/Legends-of-Laughter-Ch1-2-256704523 No one can get eaten like Gaston!]] He ''was'' forced to avert his meme [[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse once]], though - in which someone mentioned shutting up, he states "No one shuts up like... nevermind."
* Disney seems to consider Maleficent from ''Disney/{{Sleeping Beauty}}'' one of these. In any given Disney crossover storyline, be it in books, video games, or theme park attractions, she's usually one of the Big Bads if not THE BigBad. Then again, few other Disney villains have ever actually summoned up ''the powers of Hell?'' It also helps that she can turn into one of the most fearsome looking dragons in the history of animation. Maleficent is quite possibly the most evil villain that Creator/{{Disney}} has featured in a movie. After having captured the prince, and having placed Sleeping Beauty under the sleeping spell, she announces that she is going to let the prince go... [[ToThePain when he's 118 years old (she outright states that she's going to keep him there for 100 years.) So that planting a kiss on Sleeping Beauty will likely be the last thing he ever does.]] Not only is he likely to drop dead as soon as he finishes kissing her Aurora is going to be left broken-hearted and have not aged a day. The animated Maleficent was absolutely cruel in every way. In fact there seems to be only one thing in the world she ever showed any kindness for and that is her pet raven.
* Blog/UnshavedMouse turns ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' into one of these (while she's already pretty Badass in her film).
--> "Those of you lucky to still have your lives, take them with you. However leave the limbs you have lost. They belong to me now."