* Before the proliferation of ChuckNorrisFacts, there were the "Creator/MrT vs ______" websites. To quote from a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20030414225930/http://members.aol.com/immurdoc/a-team/mrtvs.htm defunct Web site]] describing the phenomenon:
-->The ''Mr. T Vs'' character is an extremely simplified version of a complicated, and in fact deeply weird individual. It has some resemblance to the persona Creator/MrT has tried over the years, with varying degrees of success, to project to the public. The Mr. T of ''Mr. T Vs'' has more traits in common with the B.A. Baracus character Mr. T played on ''Series/TheATeam''. He is afraid of flying. He drinks milk. He works at youth centers. He doesn't (usually) swear. He can make tanks out of toasters. He speaks ungrammatically. He has little tolerance for crazy fools. However the ''Mr. T Vs'' persona has exaggerated, in fact super-human, abilities. To be specific, he can "throw helluva far" and, unaffected by most weapons, is "helluva tough". Also he is almost always hostile towards his A-Team compatriots in the rare times they appear in the strips. And he speaks even more ungrammatically than the B.A. character. Of course, that could be due to the authors' personal disregard for the English language and/or inability to spell.
** ''{{Fans}}!'' had the team fight this version of Mr. T. He was completely unstoppable, even after being teleported into the sun, and they only won after he called them "kids", and one member pointed out that the ''real'' Mr. T would never beat up kids. ...''[[Creator/MrT fool!!]]''
* ''Series/{{Macgyver}}''.
* ChuckNorrisFacts are possibly originated from Creator/ConanOBrien's near-nightly ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' skits on the former ''LateNight'', where he would pull the '''''"Walker Texas Ranger Lever"''''' causing a clip of Chuck Norris to play doing something suitably badass... usually culminating in a roundhouse kick.
** Conan himself is capable of blinding his enemies with his [[FanDisservice brilliant, untanned skin]].
*** That and [[Creator/JimGaffigan lasers]] from [[TorpedoTits his nipples]].
** Companion bathroom-reading books were published of ''both'' Chuck Norris and Mr. T facts.
** For a brief time, Creator/BillyMays enjoyed a similar legacy:
-->'''Fact:''' Billy Mays attributes his pitching prowess to a PS/2 CapsLock key he swallowed in his youth.
-->'''Fact:''' Chuck Norris once tried to roundhouse-kick Billy Mays in the face. Before his foot left the ground, he was already on his second of three easy payments of $29.95.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'''s Gil Grissom.
** Not to mention his [[CSIMiami Miami]] conterpart, Horatio Caine. One might say that Horatio... ''[[GlassesPull Pulls off the shades...]]'' is a ''shade'' more badass.
*** [[GlassesPull YYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!]]
** Mac Taylor from ''{{CSI NY}}'' hasn't been left out of it either. Him being a Marine helps things sometimes.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** The original Green Power Ranger was the best Ranger ever. If something threatens this planet in the Power Rangers universe, and Tommy is nearby, he will immediately develop Ranger Powers. No exceptions. This has led to parts of the fandom converting to the [[http://www.freewebs.com/churchofoliver/index.htm Church of Oliver]]. "And the Lord said, 'Aww, man!'" Jeebus be praised!
** Adam, who seems to be working his way up. That's because [[JohnnyYongBosch he]] has achieved [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Bankai]] and possesses [[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]], among other things. Perhaps the power of kissing developed into several handy powers.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'': Carter. Grayson.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': Eric Myers.
* In the same place, the green Silverhawk was the best - he could [[TimeTravel travel in time]].
* Watchers of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' have often made jokes about how [[MisterMuffykins Mr. Muggles]] is one true mastermind behind it all.
* ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'': Of course it makes sense James T. Kirk had the know-how to create gunpowder, put together a bazooka, and use it to severely injure the Gorn. That's why he's the goddamn [[TheCaptain Captain]].
** How great is Kirk? He ignored the rules of chemistry to build a cannon that the Series/MythBusters proved wouldn't work.
** When Kirk's shirt is ripped, he is the most powerful thing on the ground. One UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny site claimed that he could singlehandedly destroy [[StarWars the entire Imperial Army]] if his shirt was torn. Do not mock him, for his [[FightSceneFailure Kirk-Fu]] is strong.
** Klingons in general. They are a proud warrior race and you can actually buy real batliths at specialty stores. They're so badass that according to their legends, they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killed their own gods]]. To quote Worf, "they were more trouble than they were worth."
** Dr. [=McCoy=] can [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome cure a rainy day]].
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] will ''own'' you, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA with diplomacy]]''.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Benjamin Sisko]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDaES-7J_-U beat up]] '''''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Q]]'''''. At the end of his series, Sisko '''actually [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence became a god]].''' Kirk? Picard? Ha! Mere mortals!
** In-universe, nobody is exactly sure what [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Garak]] ([[BlatantLies plain, simple Garak]]) can accomplish. They end up deciding he can do anything and coming to him with every problem. It always works.
** In-universe, the Federation's engineers are, according to Keevan (a Vorta-of-the-week) capable of turning rocks into replicators.
** Klingons are a whole MemeticBadass species. They now have their own language, they have real opera's in Klingon, and some people even have Klingon weddings.
*** In-universe, legend holds that the Klingons murdered their own gods when they became more trouble than their worth.
* [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny The champion stood, the rest saw their better]]: [[MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers in a bloodstained sweater]]. (To clarify: the filk band Lemon Demon was playing off of a long-running [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp urban legend]] about Mr. Rogers supposedly having been a Navy [=SEAL=].)
* [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]] can count to infinity. Twice. Bill Nye can recite the ''last'' [[MouthfulOfPi two thousand digits of pi]]. Bill Nye can win a game of Connect Four in three moves. %% To clear up some confusion/natter, it's possible to clinch Connect Four in three moves by forking the opponent, but not to win it. It's just a Chuck Norris fact adaptation anyway.
* Kai from {{Lexx}}, for he [[BadassBoast has killed mothers with their babies, great philosophers, proud young warriors, revolutionaries, the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. He has done this in the service of His Divine Shadow and his predecessors, and he has never once shown any mercy.]] Then he killed his divine shadow and an entire universe along with him.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Dean Winchester once visited the Virgin Islands. Now they're just the Islands.
** The only reason monsters still exist in the Supernatural universe is that Dean hasn't gotten around to killing them yet.
** Dean's BeautyIsNeverTarnished because he scares the scars away.
** Creator/MishaCollins had a day on twitter dedicated to reiterating such facts as "The healing powers of Misha Collins' fine ass will save the economy". This was largely organised by people from [[http://community.livejournal.com/mishaland/ Mishaland]].
** Castiel is an ANGEL of the motherfucking LORD.
*** He stood up to the Devil, called God a son of a bitch, molotov'd the Archangel Michael with holy fire, lied to other archangels, made Raphael his little bitch, and is now the new God, bitches.
*** Let us not forget that he has died three times and is still going strong.
* ''TopGear'': "And now we need to find out how fast it goes around our track, so it's time to hand it over to our tame racing driver. [[LittleKnownFacts Some say he roams the woods at night, foraging for wolves, and that he appears on high denomination notes in Sweden.]] All we know is he's called '[[TheFaceless The Stig]].'"
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Gibbs is an example in-universe: Abby is fairly certain he could take Franchise/{{Godzilla}} in a fight. She also believes he would defeat Mothra and all the Terminators at the same time. The only fight she thinks would actually be a ''fight'' would be Gibbs vs. Gibbs. She's not sure whether the second Gibbs would be a [[CloningBlues clone]] or EvilTwin.
*** The very idea is scary on a fundamental level. One would assume that fire and brimstone would come into play before the first punches are thrown?
*** In all fairness, the Gibbs v. Gibbs battle is a rip-off of SNL's Bill Swerski's Superfans' "Ditka/Bears/Bulls vs. x." Based on their answer, the UN would step in before such a battle could occur, to prevent the space-time continuum from being destroyed. Maybe it's more of an "unstoppable force vs. immovable object" type thing.
** Also, he voiced {{Superman}} in ''Crisis on Two Earths''.
** Tony once compared Gibbs arresting God to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]] arresting TheHulk. On another occasion, he stated that a silver bullet wouldn't kill Gibbs, although it would make him mad.
** Lets just say that there's a very good reason Gibbs is the subject of THE quote for this trope. But only Gibbs knows what it is.
** Ziva is a less emphasized example of the trope.
-->'''Agent:''' Did Agent David bring a weapon?
-->'''Gibbs:''' She ''is'' a weapon.
* Dr. Gregory Series/{{House}} can diagnose anything. (Whether he can cure it is still restricted by the capabilities of modern medicine.)
** You call it a lethal overdose of Vicodin. House calls it breakfast.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': Bill Adama's glare can [[http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Adama_Glare melt through the hull of a Cylon basestar.]]
** ... until it meets Laura Roslin. Then it curls up in a corner and cries.
** Until you give him a [[http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Flashlight flashlight.]]
** If Laura Roslin wanted to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock airlock]] a baby, believe me, that baby would be airlocked.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** All hail [[FanNickname Dalek Fred]], the Dalek that [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shoots the Doctor]] dead on the spot, without even a warning "Exterminate".
** The Daleks themselves in "The Stolen Earth". Considering everything every companion of the Doctor has faced. Jack faced the son of the Devil. The Daleks show up with one message: "EXTERMINATE". Everyone is near tears.
** The Doctor qualifies too, as an in-universe example. The aforementioned memetic badass Dalek is from a race who tells ''legends'' about him.
--->'''Doctor''': Everyone has nightmares. Even monsters from under the bed have nightmares. Don't you, monster?
--->'''Reinette''': [[Literature/ContinuityErrors But what would monsters have nightmares about?]]
--->'''Doctor''': ''[[MythologyGag Me!]]''
*** Also:
--->'''Doctor''': Do you know what they call me, in the ancient legends of the Dalek homeworld? ''The Oncoming Storm''.
**** According to the books, it's better then that. The Daleks - the most dangerous evil thing in the known universe, the thing that humanity until the end of time itself considers worse then the Devil - call the Doctor "The Bringer of Darkness".
*** From "Forest of the Dead":
--->'''Doctor''': I'm The Doctor and you're in the biggest library in the Universe. Look me up.
*** From "The Family of Blood":
--->'''Tim Latimer''': "He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And... he's wonderful."
*** From "The Pandorica Opens":
---> '''Doctor''': There was a goblin, or a trickster... Or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
*** Also from "The Pandorica Opens":
---> '''Doctor''': Look at me! No plan, no backup, no weapons worth a damn. Oh, and something else I don't have. Anything. To. Lose! So, if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way. Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, AND THEN...do the smart thing. Let somebody else try first. ''(The Enemy Armada retreats)''
*** From "The Wedding of River Song":
---> '''Doctor''': Imagine you were dying and a long way from home and in terrible pain. And just when you think it couldn't get any worse, you look up and see the face of the devil himself. [{{Beat}}] Hello, Dalek.
---> '''Dalek''': [[OhCrap EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!]]
** [[http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/2188020.html#cutid1 Jack Harkness is flawless. I hear his hair is insured for $10,000.]]
** You [[FanNickname New Who]] fans, you don't know what the word badass ''means''. Ace, now, she beat up a Dalek with a ''baseball bat''. She spawns memes. She inspired the CrowningMomentOfAwesome page.
*** The baseball was enhanced by the power of Rassilon. She beat it up because it called her small.
** [[TheBrigadier Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart]]. A man so awesome that no-one even needs to use his name, because all lesser brigadiers have bowed down before him. "I just do the best I can," he said. And then he blew a demon back to hell. With a revolver.
** '''Rory Williams: The Last Centurion.'''
*** Remember that 'nameless, terrible thing soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies'? Rory Williams punched it in the face. He also scared a bunch of Cybermen by just uttering one question.
*** After "A Good Man Goes to War," Rory's [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rory-Williams-is-the-New-Chuck-Norris/206862529349188 turning into]] the ChuckNorrisFacts of Series/DoctorWho:
---> That which does not kill Rory Williams makes him stronger. That which does kill Rory Williams also [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmwcddnXcO1qhq27ao1_500.gif makes him stronger.]]
---> [[http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt299/snowyalice/RoryWilliams.jpg One time he punched me in the face...]]
*** The best part is, Creator/StevenMoffat himself has partaken of the Rory Williams Facts.
*** "Let's Kill Hitler" shows that the writers are well aware of Rory's badass status. Not satisfied to have him [[spoiler: punch Hitler in the face without hesitating]], this exchange confirms that Rory can simply do whatever the hell he wants: "Can you ride a motorbike?" "I expect so. It's that sort of day."
*** In "God Complex," there is a hotel where a room exists containing the fear of every being who sets foot in it. [[spoiler: '''It shows Rory the exit.''']]
*** The trend continues in the IDW licensed ''Doctor Who'' comic book. In a recent issue, the Doctor and Rory (who was wearing a tuxedo at the time) wound up in London during TheBlitz, and saved the life of Creator/IanFleming. Rory thus inspired the creation of Literature/JamesBond.
**** To put it another way: there is a reason that Rory has by far the longest Crowning Moment of Awesome list on the Doctor Who page (excluding the Doctors).
*** Ladies and gentlemen, presenting [[http://rorywilliamsfacts.tumblr.com/ the Rory Williams Facts tumblr]].
** An [[http://stormageddons-peasant.tumblr.com/tagged/DARK_LORD_OF_ALL up-and-coming]] example is baby Alfie from Closing Time (that's '''Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All''' to you peasants.)
** "A Good Man Goes To War" takes this to the point of deconstruction. Having such a terrifying reputation is convenient for scaring off overzealous SpacePolice who threaten your favourite planet, but it can also drive your enemies to do terrible things just to get the slightest advantage over you - such as [[spoiler: stealing a child conceived on the TARDIS and experimenting on it to create a Time Lord of their own.]] When the Doctor asks why they'd go to such lengths [[spoiler: to create their own Time Lord,]] Vastra simply replies "They've seen ''you,''" which doesn't do wonders for his mood. If that wasn't a big enough kick in the teeth, the Doctor's deeds have become so well-known that the word 'Doctor' means 'warrior' instead of 'healer' on some planets. Just to counter this somewhat from "The Wedding of River Song", even with all of time and space unravelling, the reply to a distress beacon sent by River saying that 'the Doctor is dying, please help', is basically 'yes of course we'll help'.
*** That "Yes, of course we'll help." is sent by not just one person, alien, planet or group. But by a trillion, ''trillion'' separate entities, all willing to do anything to save The Doctor.
** Barbara Wright is fairly badass in the TV episodes, but fandom often has her as an unstoppable stone killer in pumps and a turtleneck.
*** Her response to a swarm of Daleks on the road in front of her was to ''drive through them in a truck''.
** River Song, the woman who made a Dalek beg for mercy just by introducing herself?
*** In-universe, we later realise that the Dalek was terrified because [[spoiler: she's the woman history records as supposedly '''killing''' the Doctor, their greatest enemy]]. Out-of-universe, the Dalek was terrified because it knew that [[CatchPhrase (spoilers!)]] [[spoiler:'''her dad is Rory!''']]
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Richard Alpert]] from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Most cite his "beginning in badassery" to the episode "[=LaFleur=]", where Richard simply walks into the DHARMA Barracks compound, holding a torch, which he then slams into the ground and sits on a bench as if he owns the place. Not to mention the sonic death fence that surrounds the Barracks, which apparently doesn't harm him. Because he's Richard Alpert.
** The television forum on GameFAQs has taken this meme a step further by actually developing a fake episode called "Wrestling With Angels," which is a four hour long episode in which Richard does everything from sword duel with Jacob over a volcano to having a threesome with Kate and Juliet. There even exists a Youtube video in which the chateau fight scene from ''[[Film/TheMatrix The Matrix Reloaded]]'' is edited to feature Richard fighting off various ''Lost'' characters.
*** Don't forget his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t612HVRew4 Old Spice commercial]].
** Juliet Burke now has her own website all about her awesomeness.
*** Please link so we can all bask in her ninja goodness.
* In-universe: {{Frasier}}'s aunt Zora is a violent person feared by all, said to have joined the WWII Greek Partisans just so she could strangle Nazis. Since she was about 5 at the time, they say she did it with a jumping rope.
* [[Series/{{Firefly}} River Tam]] kicks serious Reaver ass. Also, she can kill you with her brain.
** River Tam [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} beats up everyone]]!
** But River Tam is named after an ever greater badass: [[{{Series/DoctorWho}} River Song]]
*** Other way around.
* [[{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] doesn't breathe, she holds air hostage.
** There is no 'ctrl' button on Sue Sylvester's computer, Sue Sylvester is always in control.
*** Does that mean that Sue Sylvester cannot type in lower case?
**** Why would Sue Sylvester want to type in lower case? HER FORCEFUL VOICE RINGS STRONG THROUGHOUT THE INTERNET!
** Sue Sylvester does not go 'hunting'. That kind of terminology implies the possibility of failure. Sue Sylvester goes killing.
** Sue Sylvester once had a bet with Chuck Norris over who was the bigger badass. The loser had to star in "Walker, Texas Ranger".
*** Whispers were heard of a team made up of [[Series/{{Chuck}} John Casey]], [[{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]], [[Series/{{Firefly}} River Tam]] and ChuckNorris. The '''universe''' collectively trembled.
** On a related note, Pavarotti misses you guys... BUT HE'S STILL A BAMF.
*** And he's not happy with what Finn just did.
* ''SaturdayNightLive'' had a series of sketches where everyone was talking about how awesome Bill Brasky was. He usually [[TheGhost never actually appeared]], but many of the things said about him were eventually relegated into Chuck Norris facts.
** When a new Bill Brasky sketch appeared on a 2013 episode, someone made this comment on a popular TV message board:
-->I didn't realize this had been a recurring sketch before, I just thought it sounded like the writers had googled a bunch of [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny Chuck Norris jokes and changed the name]].
** Don't forget Ditka vs. a hurricane.
*** [[LogicBomb What if the hurricane was named... Hurricane Ditka?]]
* [[Series/{{Alias}} Jack Bristow]] waterboards ''himself'' twice every morning just to keep himself sharp.
* '''''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]]'''''.
** Buffy's plan in season 7 involves becoming this. Results vary.
--->'''Buffy''': They're trapped in here. Terrified. Meat for the beast, and there's nothing they can do but wait. That's all they've been doing for days. Waiting to be picked off. Having nightmares about monsters that can't be killed. But I don't believe in that. I always find a way. I'm the thing that monsters have nightmares about. And right now, you and me are gonna show 'em why. It's time. [[MadMax Welcome to Thunderdome.]]
** Also, in a more unusual example, Xander. By any RealLife standards, Xander is BadAss simply by merit of the fact that he's still alive after ''seven years'' of fighting the Good Fight (or more, depending on whether you count the Season 8 comics as canon). In many a FanFic, this is taken UpToEleven, and Xander effectively becomes the merciless god of his universe.
* [[Series/{{Angel}} Angelus]] embodied this trope ''to other vampires''.
** Angelus was so badass he was still badass when he had a soul.
** And as a puppet
*** He was so badass when he was a puppet, he FINALLY managed to beat up Spike. (OK, so it was because Spike couldn't stop laughing even as he got pummeled, but it counts.)
* When in doubt, just ask yourself: "What would [[MadMen Don Draper]] do?"
** Don wrote a guide on how to pick up women. Rule 1: Be Don Draper. There are no other rules.
** And when that fails, do what Joan Holloway would do.
* God made Eve out of Adam's rib, because that was all that was left after [[Series/{{Chuck}} John Casey]] was done with him.
** In-universe Chuck Bartowski's "Charles Carmichael" alias has risen to MemeticBadass status within the CIA and even extending to his adversaries. In "reality" Chuck himself generally relies on his wits to accomplish missions, though post-Intersect 2.0 he ''can'' switch to GeniusBruiser mode if he has to.
* [[Series/TwentyFour MY NAME IS JACK BAUER! I AM A FEDERAL AGENT!]]
** '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4nNSqsYp0 ORE WA JACKU BOWHWAHH]]'''''
* You either want [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Gene]] [[AshesToAshes Hunt]] or you want to be [[MagnificentBastard him]]. Even ''puppets'' are afraid of him.
** Gene Hunt literally bleeds whiskey.
** Gene Bloody Hunt doesn't pick any fairy locks. Gene Hunt breaks the bloody door down.
** Gene Hunt can hit ''[[spoiler:the devil]]''. Who then buggered off.
* Some say he was in the pod that Superman came in, and that he's Chuck Norris' chauffeur. All we know is...[[TopGear he's called the Stig.]]
** Also from Richard Hammond's Opel Kaddett... Oliver
*** Looks like the Stig is so badass, he gets ''two'' listings on this page.
* [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen]] counts in-universe. Four armed members of a Russian Black Ops team will surrender because, "There are only four of us and he's Michael Westen."
** "If the Devil had a name, it would be Chuck Finley."
* No machine is safe from [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]]. She would have crushed Skynet singlehandedly, but she wants the humans to feel relevant.
** George Laszlo gets this treatment in-universe after Cromartie (having stolen his identity) killed off an entire FBI team in the season 1 finale.
* An in-universe example from TheWire: "[[MemeticMutation Omar comin'!]]" A man so memetically badass that when he walks by stash-houses unarmed, the dealers are so scared they surrender the drugs without a fight or even [[CrowningMomentofFunny a threat]]. So legendary is [[BadassLongcoat Omar]] that when he [[spoiler: dies, the story of his murder inflates to a death-squad of mobsters with AK-47s because no one can beleive Omar was killed by a little kid with a pistol.]]
* SFDebris does this UpToEleven with [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Ben Sisko]]. The list of reasons he's awesome is so long, the only surface big enough to write it on is his dick. Not to mention that unlike all of the other examples on this page, Sisko actually can legitimately call himself a god.
** And by extension, the ''USS Defiant'', which was designed by Sisko, and is basically a set of guns strapped to an engine. ''Defiant'' was Sisko's second choice, as Starfleet wouldn't let him name it the ''USS Ben Sisko's Mother-Fuckin' Pimp Hand''.
* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron FREAKING Swanson]].
** [[BadassBoast When he eats, it is the food that is scared.]]
* Eliot Spencer is very nearly this in universe in Series/{{Leverage}}
** Nearly? How 'bout DEFINITELY?
** Sterling. Never. Loses.
* SpittingImage does this in-universe with Doctor David Owen. Not only does he have a smooth voice, and run the Liberal-SDP Alliance by himself, but the guy can run an entire commons debate by himself (playing people on both benches, and the speaker) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v9A2D1QBe4&NR=1 even '''breakdance'''.]]
* The Red Ranger of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is increasingly becoming more badass. He started off as a badass when we only knew his name. [[AwesomeMcCoolname Captain]] '''[[color:red:MARVELOUS!!!!!!]]'''
** His teammate Joe, the Blue Ranger, is capable of fighting with [[DualWielding five swords at once]].
* [[Series/{{Dexter}} Sergeant James Doakes, motherfucker.]]
* According to the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fandom, no one is more of a BAMF than John "[[MemeticSexGod Three Continents]]" Watson, [[PintSizedPowerhouse tiny assassin]] in a cuddly jumper. Do not [[BerserkButton threaten]] [[HeterosexualLifePartner Sherlock]], or he will ''end'' you.
** Molly Hooper is now BadassAdorable after she broke up with the most [[http://snowyalice.tumblr.com/post/16575271929/m3phi-rachel4revenge-solar-tsunami dangerous man in Britain]].
* Derek Morgan and Aaron Hotchner from ''Series/CriminalMinds''. The former is a door-kicking BaldOfAwesome ScaryBlackMan. The latter can bring down serial killers with a single well-placed observation. Oh, and he [[spoiler:killed the murderer of his wife, one of the show's most vicious serial killers who also nearly killed Hotchner. Hotch did this by ''beating the bastard with his bare hands''.]]
** To put it bluntly, serial killers check under the bed before they go to sleep to make sure Aaron Hotchner's not there.
** In-universe, Jason Gideon has this reputation.
** Spencer Reid manages to be badass by not getting himself killed despite being a physical wimp who sucks with a gun. Repeatedly
** Two words: Penelope Garcia. That girl can get any information from any system. Even stuff that would never be on a computer. Never fails. And within seconds. Now that is Badass.
* Nathan Fillion is Made Of Awesome, just check out [[NathanFillion his Tropes page!]]
* [[Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration Sean Cameron]] deafened a kid with a single punch! He would go on to shoot a kid with the kid's own gun.
* [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman]], thanks mostly in part to his complex past.
* Ben invokes this with his dad in ''{{Outnumbered}}''... some of the time.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': SG-1 is this ''in-universe''. It's acknowledged by pretty much everyone that if you need the world saved, make sure Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Daniel Jackson or Teal'c is around.
** That's ''Teal'c'', with an apostrophe.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'''s main team is this as well. Specifically, Rodney [=McKay=]. Yes. ''Meredith Rodney [=McKay=]''. Smartest man in the universe. Saviour of the world. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Canadian]]. He's the guy people look at when things go bad. To the point that Sam Carter, the previous holder of the Smartest Person in the Universe title, has started looking to [=McKay=] for solutions.
** John Sheppard became this in-universe ''as of the second episode''. One of the first things we learned about the Athosians is their version of tag, wherein one kid wears a Wraith mask and hunts the other. After the Athosians moved to Atlantis, the game is now "Major Sheppard hunts the Wraith".
** Ronon Dex has an infinite supply of knives.
** In "Midway", Ronon and Teal'c meet. They proceed to have a no-holds-barred fight that lasts for over an hour before Carter breaks it up, before [[BashBrothers teaming up]] to [[BackToBackBadasses take down]] the entire army of Wraith that have taken over the SGC and Midway Station. While it was the supposedly the self-destruct that caused Midway Station to explode, it's more likely it simply couldn't contain that amount of sheer awesome in such a confined space.
* [[Series/RedDwarf Ace Rimmer]] can kill a whole army of Nazis in one go. [[ImprobableWeaponUser With crocodiles if necessary]]. [[MemeticSexGod What]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim a guy]].
* [[Series/BabylonFive Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari]]. So {{badass}} the [[AbusivePrecursors Shadows]] have dark, ancient legends about ''her''.
* [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion Lannister]] has become the audience favorite of the show, and eventually started receiving this treatment. Slight aversion however, as it's not for his fighting prowess or manliness, but what a ''legendary'' smooth talker and bullshitter he is.
** [[Creator/CharlesDance Tywin Lannister]] can cure dyslexia through [[ImplacableMan sheer persistence]]. He also gives bollockings to an AxCrazy who's [[TheBigGuy nearly a foot taller than him]]. In addition, he is [[SurroundedByIdiots singlehandedly]] waging a war with in-universe MemeticBadass Robb Stark.
*** As is [[LittleMissBadass Arya Stark]], who is able to answer back and hold her own in a DeathGlare contest with the aforementioned Tywin. She's ''twelve''.
** Jaime Lannister is an in-universe example of this, at least until he got beaten by Robb Stark, which (as mentioned,) got Stark his own reputation as this.
** Stannis the Mannis. A sizeable portion of the fandom loves him for his actions during the episode "Blackwater". Said actions include a brief yet awesomely effective pre-invasion speech to his men ("Come with me and take this city!"), being the first to storm the beach and the first to breach the city walls. Further compounding his badassery, Stannis had to be dragged away from the battle by his men when enemy reinforcements showed up.
* [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy.]] Paragon of all that is man, and general God to the abused minimum wage workers of the world.
* In universe on {{Farscape}} as there are lots of (VERY exaggerated) stories about Crichton & Co's exploits floating around.
-->'''Borlik''': You know, I heard he destroyed a Peacekeeper Gammak Base, murdered an entire Nebari battalion, even laid waste to a Shadow Depository. The guy was a devil: he raped and pillaged, he popped eyeballs-
-->'''Crichton''': Whoa-whoa! Where do they get these stories? Let's set the facts straight. First off, there was no raping, very little pillaging, and Frau Blucher popped all the eyeballs.
* [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Walking the path of Heaven, the man who will rule everything, Tendou Souji.]]
* Fan favorite [[BadassBiker Dar]][[JerkWithAHeartOfGold yl]] from Series/TheWalkingDead managed to amass [[BreakoutCharacter quite a following]] in a short amount of time due to his [[{{Determinator}} will to survive]] and overall badassitude.
* Seeley Booth in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. The original version of the official Bones forum had Chuck Norris jokes replaced with Seeley Booth jokes.
** Brennan gets into it as well sometimes, as in, she will defeat you with her brain.
* Methos in the ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' fandom. The man who was Death personified. And as an extension, the Horsemen as a group.
** Then there's Cassandra and what she'll do to Methos if she ever catches him.
* A kid with a crush on ''Series/VeronicaMars'' once hired her to find his allegedly runaway father. He neglected to mention his father died years ago, so she'd never solve the case and she'd have to keep coming back to him. Veronica found the kid's dad, alive with a new name, 2 days later.
* The greatest trick The Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. [[{{Series/Luther}} DCI John Luther still caught him.]]
* Corbierre from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Yes, the stuffed raven is generally considered badass by the fandom.
** More seriously, Fabian [[BewareTheNiceOnes whenever he's angry... or a Sinner.]]