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* According to a disturbing number of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' fans, Damon Gant [[MemeticMolester can and will rape anything]]. Others prefer to think of him as a more traditional Memetic Badass. That, and his [[KubrickStare stare]] will ravage your soul.
** The same sort of popularity has been applied to Manfred von Karma, Edgeworth's ControlFreak mentor. Do ''not'' let him get within a foot of a taser.
** At the other end of the spectrum, a group of members from the [[http://court-records.net Court Records]] forum has elevated Klavier Gavin to the status of a [[MemeticSexGod rock/sex god]], complete with commandments. Said commandments (numbering 55 as of this edit) include paying to see Klavier shower and losing one's virginity simply by looking at him.
*** The same forum had a crack theory thread. In less than a week, they turned Gregory and Miles Edgeworth into God and Jesus, respectively.
** More recently, there has been a push towards Luke Atmey getting this treatment. To wit, he is able to stop Manfred von Karma's soul-devouring gaze by hurling his Ace Detective badge directly into the prosecutor's face.
** [[spoiler: Hobo]]Phoenix. After he's been hit by the car, he'll walk away with only a scratch- just in time to completely [[MindRape screw]] you over, destroy your livelihood, get his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]], ''and'' he reunites families in his spare time. This does ''not'' apply to pre[[spoiler:Hobo!]]Phoenix, however.
** No, screw that; Phoenix Wright in general is this. Even in his college days, he was capable to knocking out a guy with a one-handed shove. And during his lawyer days... he proceeds to defeat three of the most formidable prosecutors in the world, and he the only reason he will ever lose is [[spoiler:If he ''wants'' to lose, or is confronted with a certain memetic jerkass]]. And don't ''ever'' lie to him; if you do, '''he will find out and expose you as the liar you are'''.
*** For a good example of why Phoenix Wright is the greatest defense attorney ever, in the bonus case of the first game, he got a case in which a witness saw the defendant stab the victim, the witness tackled and restrained the defendant until the police arrived, the defendant's fingerprints were on the knife in the victim's chest and the defendant had confessed to the crime. Phoenix took the case, plead Not Guilty and WON, by proving that [[spoiler: not only had the CHIEF OF POLICE committed the murder, but he had also committed another, apparently unrelated murder two years before.]]
** ''Investigations'''s Tyrell Badd earned the FanNickname "Detective Baddass" within days of the game's release. You know how his BadassLongcoat is riddled with holes? Yeah, those are bullet holes. And that's ''{{canon}}''.
** The ''real'' reason for Godot's CoolMask is that he can [[EyeBeams shoot lasers from his eyes]].
** Miles Edgeworth is no slouch either. Not only is he the only prosecutor to ever [[spoiler: beat Phoenix]], but he was also the guy Phoenix called in to replace him when he was incapacitated. Not only that, in his own game, over the course of two days (three if you count the flashback case) Edgeworth solved 5 murders (7 counting the flashback), an arson, a kidnapping, the theft of a national treasure and DISMANTLED A CRIME SYNDICATE that had been evading police and a vigilante for 10+ years and was lead by [[spoiler: a man with diplomatic immunity]]. Do not mess with Edgeworth.
* Oddly enough, thanks to a certain song, Air Man has been elevated to MemeticBadass. It is completely undeserved, of course. Strangely enough, someone made a ''Mega Man''-like game with Hatsune Miku as a main character. The final boss is Air Man in it, and he's actually HARD.
** ''Rockman 2'' has only one difficulty (the equivalent of the hardest difficulty in ''MegaMan2'') - Air Man's reputation is much more deserved in those circumstances (moreso if you haven't beaten Wood Man yet).
** Pharaoh Man reached this status after a clip from the [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears cartoon show]] became popular, showing Mega Man [[MegaManning copying the powers]] of various Robot Masters, with them having a ThisCannotBe reaction. Then he tries it on Pharaoh Man, only for Pharaoh Man [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7dSJN5LgsE to just punch him in the face.]]
* [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West.]] [[MemeticMutation He's covered wars, ya know.]]
** Don't forget [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 Chuckie Green]], All he needs is {{duct tape|ForEverything}}... and he can create '''anything'''.
** The ''Dead Rising'' fanbase considers 8-Ball from ''2'' the most badass character in the entire series....despite the fact that he's a corpse (and not a living one either).
* [[FinalFight Mayor Mike Haggar]] is the '''[[RatedMForManly FUCKING MANLIEST]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking POLITICIAN]]''' in ''all'' of history. If he were president, he'd solve all the world's problems by just piledriving a shark into them.
** Which he becomes in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''... after beating [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]] with a pipe for setting his billboard on fire and ''[[http://matsu-sensei.deviantart.com/art/Haggar-Humanity-s-Hope-195587727 piledriving Galactus.]]''
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc6jdnmBo-4 Yet another reason]] Sentinel should've packed up his bags and canceled his flight the moment Haggar was confirmed for ''[=MvC3=]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce9J-J30B3o Behold the glory that is]] ''TheBalladOfMikeHaggar''.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'''s Dante. Badass mutha 101. Wrote the book "My Life As A [[BadassLongcoat Badass With A Cool Jacket"]]. Invented the line, "I'm too cool for stairs!"
** {{Cutscene|PowerToTheMax}}!Dante is invincible. You can't kill him, you can't surprise him, and you can't even ''hope'' to get a brief upper-hand. Hell, he can even kill you with '''[[ImprobableWeaponUser billard balls]]''' and defy the laws of physics at a whim.
* M. Bison from ''StreetFighter''. So awesome and evil that he has done a lot of evil, {{Badass}} stunts, only to forget them, because for him... [[ButForMeItWasTuesday it was Tuesday]]. A role model for everyone who wants to, you guessed it, TakeOverTheWorld.
** '''"[[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!!!]]"'''
*** '''"[[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter YES! YES!]]"'''
*** '''"DELICIOUS!"'''
**** M. Bison, the character so powerful he KILLS [[RaulJulia THE PEOPLE PORTRAYING HIM]].
**** *gasp* TooSoon!
** In later games (particularly starting with ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' and [[CapcomVsWhatever crossover titles]]), Bison has this pose where [[BadassArmFold he smugly and triumphantly crosses his arms across his chest]]. It's almost like he's saying, [[BadassBoast "That's your super? I'm M. Bison."]]
*** How badass is he? So badass that he can will his fiendish soul ''post-mortem'' and simply ''wait'' for a clone body to be produced so that he can kick your ass all over again. ''[[AsLongAsThereIsEvil You simply cannot kill him]]''. In fact, M. Bison is so badass that when ''SFIV'' was announced, he {{retcon}}ned ''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell being sent to Hell]]'' by Akuma's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Shun]] [[BlackScreenOfDeath Goku]] [[InformedAbility Satsu]]. His words? '''''[[Memes/StreetFighter YESH! YESH!]]'''''
** Dan and Dhalsim have also achieved this level of unparalled badassery. Dan's [[LethalJokeCharacter mighty school]] of Saikyo-ryuu is [[EnsembleDarkhorse beloved by]] [[UnpopularPopularCharacter fans of the genre]], and [[YouKilledMyFather confronting Sagat]] will earn you [[ManlyTears some of the manliest occular gushes to have ever been gushed by a man.]] The latter? These words shall suffice....
-->'''Dhalsim:''' "I will meditate and then destroy you."
** Recently, it has been said that if [[FinalFight Cody]] would actually start ''[[LetsGetDangerous giving a shit]]'' in battle, he could solo the entire ''SF'' universe (this version of him is known as Totally Serious Cody [[FanNickname in some circles]]). Considering that he fights evenly with most of them ''already'' (keep in mind that he's a fifth-degree black belt who is a ''major'' [[CombatPragmatist pragmatist when it comes to fighting]] and ''willingly'' holds himself back by continuing [[ChainedByFashion to wear his prison cuffs]] which he could take off ''at any time''), this assumption doesn't seem too far off...
*** Hell, ''Oni'' says that Cody could be a match for him if he removed the cuffs. Akuma's OneWingedAngel form says that this CombatPragmatist could be a match against him if he didn't hold back. It's acknowledged in-universe!
** Oro doesn't fight with one arm because he's crippled. He fights with one arm because if he used both, [[DramaPreservingHandicap he'd KILL you.]]
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Chris Redfield]] is so badass, he rapes 16 ton boulders and then punches them to death.
** Also [[spoiler:Jill Valentine]] can survive 100-foot plunges face first, because that dying shit is for pansies.
** Imagine yourself in an infested Raccoon City [[ZombieApocalypse swarming with zombies]]. Now place all of the protagonists there. [[BigBad And]] [[MagnificentBastard We]][[GeniusBruiser sk]][[LightningBruiser er]]. Finally, add [[CoolMask HUNK]] into the mix. ''HUNK will solo them all.'' There's a ''reason'' his [[InSeriesNickname official]] [[RedBaron nickname]] is "Mr. Death".
** When Leon Scott Kennedy fights a giant ogre monster and when it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point]] is spewing out its back, what would you do? Shoot it? Not Leon! He just climbs on the thing's back and slashes it with his knife!
*** Fighting bio-organic monstrosities, silencing fanatic cults that utilize said bioweapons, and being a {{Big Damn Hero|es}} in general is all in a day's work for Leon. It's how he earns his paycheck.
* There was a green-armoured RedShirt who appeared in the first stage of ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}2'' and exploded in the game's opening. Nevertheless, the Green Biker Dude, as he became nicknamed, has gained something of a reputation.
-->"Pull a wheelie and die, GBD! For Everlasting Peace!"
* [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] is so {{Badass}} that when a demigod, the size of PLANET EARTH, tries to kill him with a FingerpokeOfDoom the SIZE of a COUNTRY, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he just yells]] [[BringIt COME ON]] [[AwesomeMoment AND WINS!]] [[{{HSQ}} That was just the]] ''[[{{HSQ}} first]]'' [[{{HSQ}} boss]].
** What makes this especially ridiculous is that it's not exaggeration, but something that actually happens in game, making Asura an in universe MemeticBadass!
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s very hardware is [[TonkaTough virtually indestructible]], as it is [[MadeOfIndestructium made of Nintendium]], which is harder than diamond. [[note]] One example: a GameBoy that went missing for a week, turned up in the oil pan of the family car, and still worked after it was wiped off. Or an Nintendo64 that survived an earthquake...while playing ''Quake''. Or when someone left their ''{{Pokemon}}'' cartridge in their pants pocket when they put it in the laundry and was playing it the very next day. [[/note]] (This last anecdote is verified by a troper.)
** The most famous is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBeTXPaewMo Game Boy that was found in a bombed-out barrack]].
** Back in the GameBoyColor days, their idea of quality assurance actually involved taking the machines to the roof of a three-story building and chucking them off.
** Out there in the Internet wilds is a video of some guys who dragged their GameCube from a rope behind a truck through a rural neighborhood in attempts to disable it before they bought their shiny platinum GameCube. Despite the tumble, it still worked. Didn't survive the sledges and firepit, though.
*** There was a letter-to-the-editor in a [=1990s=] issue of ''Nintendo Power'': A old-school GameBoy had ''taken a bullet'' during Operation Desert Storm, and the owner sent it in to demonstrate that, though the screen was busted, it could still start up and play ''{{Tetris}}''.
** According to an issue of Nintendo Power, if you hurt yourself by dropping a GameCube on your head, the magical medical gnome housed inside the GCN will bandage the wound for you.
*** ''Series/XPlay'' did experiments that showed the GameCube was the most durable of the consoles for its generation.
*** Of course, this generation, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-PwYuYz9k the PS3 takes that crown, with the Wii taking second place.]]
** Nintendo's games are notoriously badass for [[NintendoHard another reason]].
*** And apparently the games by Atlus is ''purposely'' made to be even more memetic than Nintendo's for being being NintendoHard. In fact, the very first ThatOneBoss subpage that wasn't a video game genre [[ThatOneBoss/{{Atlus}} was for Atlus games]]. After all, one of their company spokespersons proudly admitted the following: ''We get off on your tears.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMKAvCTPRDE As one YouTuber so eloquently put it]] (all the while putting a spin on the [[SegaGenesis Genesis's]] tagline), "Genesis does what Nintendon't... but Nintendo is what Genesisn't!"
* Reggie Fils-Aime, the Nintendo of America president since 2004. His introductory words during that year's E3? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWkBv1xw9Sg#t=1m37s "My name is Reggie. I'm about kicking ass, I'm about taking names, and we're about making games!"]] Cue the rejoicing on ConsoleWars forums everywhere.
** When the {{Wii}} released, shirts were sold depicting Reggie as a shirtless, muscular man holding a Wiimote and a Nunchuk, to cement his "Reggienator" image.
** (after winning a ''WiiSportsResort'' match) "That's why they call me the Reggienator."
** "My body is ready."
** On the Nintendo3DS's one-year anniversary in the US, they distributed a Reggie Mii over [=SpotPass=]. If you venture forth with him in ''[[VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza Find Mii/StreetPass Quest]]'', he's level '''5''' instead of the usual level 1 or 2 [=StreetPass=] Miis or wandering heroes you get.
** Though to be fair, the same applies to the Iwata Mii given to European and Japanese players similarily to Reggie. This is likely a feature for all "special" Miis received over Spotpass.
** And now there are multiple online petitions to have Reggie added to the roster of the upcoming edition of ''Smash Bros.'' for the Wii U. Reggie had even said on ''Jimmy Fallon'' that he's completely up for it.
*** In fact, the trailer for Smash 4's reveal for Mii Fighters had Iwata and Reggie duking it out. And Reggie himself tops that with this line at the end of the Smash Bros. tournament, with the fandom immediately proclaiming that Reggie won E3.
-->'''Reggie:''' And I'm gonna come back [to the next tournament] and I'm going to kick your [Champion of said tournament] ''[[PrecisionFStrike ass]]'''!
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'''s Captain Falcon, amongst Creator/{{Nintendo}} fans. To be more specific, his [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon Punch]] is said to match Chuck Norris' roundhouse kick, thanks to a [=YouTube=] video of a clip from [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the anime adaptation]] ''F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu'' that makes it look like it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa5OkdP3-r8 creates an explosion that can be seen from outside the galaxy.]]
** Arguably justified in the first ''Super Smash Bros.'', since Captain Falcon was one of if not the most dominating characters in the game, and in the right hands could be absolutely '''devastating''' against any other character, or even multiple characters at once. So much so that he was greatly de-powered in the sequels, reducing him to merely a formidable opponent.
*** Not quite; Falcon was strong but community consensus is that Pikachu, Kirby, and Ness are more effective. However, Falcon's memetic badassery is known to rub off on the players that use him. In particular, Isai has filled that role in the ''Melee'' scene.
*** [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/c/c1/Isai.png Isai is too good.]]
** Nuclear physicists around the world have based their [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Falcon_Collider.png entire research procedure]] on the Falcon Punch. How badass is it? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LHC#Construction_accidents_and_delays Too badass]] for a physical manifestation to not blow itself up ''repeatedly''.
**** The Captain's badassery is established also in the fact that we can see his muscles from underneath his clothing. Also, he originated in a racing game. How did the developers get the idea to give him those moves? He can shoot fire from out of his legs and arms... without magic or any technological explanation.
***** From watching his behavior in the Subspace Emissary plot (driving a racecar with his arms folded, knocking over a giant robot with his paunch, carrying other characters, and summoning his spaceship by snapping his fingers) one could conclude that the developers themselves acknowledge his fanbase and may secretly want to be a part of it.
*** ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'''s characters are a homage to comic book superheroes; Falcon was always intended to be ridiculously badass.
* [[VideoGame/StarFox Wolf O'Donnell]] can't let you do that, [[BritishAccents Stah Fox]]!
* Beam Claws from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. That's not the weapon he's using, it's his name. His particular weapon, however, has Paralysis properties. He can close gaps with his excellent foot speed and cure blindness by running really fast. He can turn a single slash into a brutal Combo. And he takes advantage of the fact that opponents on rails are easy targets. He's also the only one capable of firing Daybreak. To a lesser extent, everyone else in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hNwH7C7cg&feature=related multiplayer.]] It's thought that Masahiro Sakurai himself was playing as Beam Claws.
** Anti-example in Fairy Orbitars, who didn't do a single thing to help his teammates out and just stood by looking like an idiot when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nwg0vFVyHo&feature=relmfu Beam Claws fired Daybreak.]] And he had to call in Pit to replace him.
** Black Club too. He's Beam Claws' worthy opponent. Hell, he was the first to land a kill, and who died? Beam Claws, getting rammed by Black Club's [[AccidentalInnuendo giant steel balls.]]
** Beam Claws' teammate, Twinbellows Cannon also counts. He knocks his opponents off the edge with AUTHORITY.
** Insight Staff is divisive. He's either a coward who only runs away and gets a few cheap shots or he's a ruthless, cunning ColdSniper.
* [[VideoGame/EarthBound Jeff Andonuts]] has a cult following (a cult following within a cult following?) like this. The most famous example being found [[http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/3228/1252808805094.png here]]. Mature content warning.
** Also, Flint from ''Mother 3'', who has earned nicknames such as Flint Norris and Flint Eastwood.
*** There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0ShWrF1jA in-game videos]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09SR9tl6A6k&feature=related that]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJQvTUDh_k&feature=related showcase]] Flint's awesomeness.
** One of the [=NPCs=] in ''Mother3'' looks ''exactly'' like Mr. T. And what does he do the first time he shows up? He drags your silly ass off the train tracks and tells you, essentially, "don't do that, foo'." Best of all, you can do that several more times, and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything he has different dialogue each time]].
* Anti-example: [[PunchOut Glass Joe]].
** To elaborate, Glass Joe has a win-loss record of 1-99[[note]]{{Fanon}} is divided as to whether this one win was either against Rick Bruiser, or a fluke against Von Kaiser[[/note]]. However, such a staggering ratio shows that no matter how badly he keeps getting beat, [[{{Determinator}} he doesn't give up and keeps coming back for more.]]
** Super Macho Man's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIKPJXGh4o RELEASING THE BOGUS!]]
* Red from ''{{Pokemon}}'' is ''definitely'' this. Only he can defeat a mafia, stand in a pitch dark cave, on a mountain, in the snow (with no jacket), isolated from man, and run like a ninja... and he's ''fourteen'' (eleven when he defeated Team Rocket and became Champion). Cynthia also tends to be this when she isn't depicted as a {{Memetic Sex God}}dess or MemeticMolester.
** Red's ''silence'' has been known to make the manliest of men break down into hysterics.
** Red did not climb Mt. Silver. Mt. Silver grew where Red decided to stand.
** Just like his anime counterpart, Green from the games can be this due to his personality and the fact Gary is based off him. You usually beat him though. His [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/84/HeartGold_SoulSilver_Blue.png new clothing]] can also be used for this lately.
*** Gary Motherfucking Oak! Mostly because Green/Blue/Gary is always one step ahead of you and acts like a dick throughout the game.
*** Blue was the [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Ozymandias]] of his time. He was ''always'' leaving behind breadcrumbs for you to follow. "What's that? You beat all eight of the Kanto Gym Leader/all of the Elite Four? [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter I did it thirty-five minutes ago.]]"
*** Leaf, Red's DistaffCounterpart, has become one of these to varying extents. She's on the level of Red, she's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter stronger then Red]], she's their weakness, she wasn't in HGSS because she was too good for it or would have made the universe explode if both her and Red were in it, etc.
** You were not necessary to shut down Team Galactic. Rowan would have subdued them with nothing but a steely gaze and ''ellipses''. He just deputized you to do it instead so he could spend the weekend at a spa.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Joey Youngster Joey's]] Rattata is in the top percentage of ''all'' Rattata. EVER.
** On the actual 'mon side of things, we have Genosect[[note]] Genocide + Insect. Or Genesect for Genesis + Insect[[/note]], [[MemeticMutation also known as]] [[FanNickname Dennis]]. Why Dennis? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cneztcvUMcY This is why]] [[note]]Please note that the song is actually for the BigBad of the game, not Genesect[[/note]].
** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]], the most recent female protagonist, has been portrayed -- especially in artwork around the revelation of her -- as a {{Badass}} [[WrenchWench truck-]] or [[BikerBabe motorcycle-]]obsessed [[TheLadette Ladette]].
*** To many Hilda is actually ''more'' of a badass than even Red.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilbert]] believe o not.
** Due to [[http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/HyperAthena/aggron.jpg this]] poster (Warning: NSFW!) on the internet, Aggron has become one. An updated version (NSFW as well) can be found [[http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/HyperAthena/aggron.jpg here]].
** [[TheMissingno Missingno.]], anyone?
** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Garchomp]] is a [[ThreateningShark hammerhead]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot landshark]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] [[OhCrap that can fly]] [[UpToEleven at mach speeds]] ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation at least according to the 'dex]]). His stats also place him in the top tier of non-OlympusMons, and many gaming communities actually rank him higher than lower-tier legendaries. Not good enough for you? Look at [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Spr_4d_445_m.png Garchomp]]. Now look at [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Spr_4d_445_m_s.png shiny Garchomp]]. Notice the difference? No? That's because Garchomp is perfect as it is.
*** The shiny one looks darker, but only because [=GARchomp=] scares light.
** Don't fuckle with Shuckle. This magnificent entity can [[AwesomeYetImpractical dish out the most damage possible in the game.]] Even without Power Trick, he can use Power Split to steal half your attack, and, with his incredible defense, set up Acupressure after Acupressure, shrugging off your attacks, until all his stats are maxed out and he is ready to wreck your shit.
** Terrakion also gets this treatment, both because of its design and the fact that it's equally good as an attacker in the games and TCG. Its BoisterousBruiser personality in the anime also helps somewhat.
** [[{{Pokemon}} Magikarp]]. For one reason. It's so common. It evolves INTO THE STINKIN' LOCH NESS MONSTER! Because it's so common and so easy to catch (unless you happen to be in Unova, in which case be prepared to pony up to the magikarp salesman or complete your dex and get to the nature preserve), you can easily raise an unstoppable army of GYARADOS! Also, see MagikarpPower.
---> "I swear to God, when I evolve, I'm going to kill you all."
** Officially, members of the GAR pantheon include [=GARizard=], [=GARados=], [=GARchomp=], etc.
** ''FUCK YEAH! SEAKING!''
** Where do you think Blue/Green/Gary got all of his magnificence? That's right, Professor Oak. The Oak family's got genes, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch.]] Possibly doubles as MemeticSexGod and/or MemeticMolester.
** Erika tends to be made into a HiddenBadass, with a slash of MemeticSexGod (typically [[AmbiguouslyGay toward woman)]].
** While not quite as popular as Red, it isn't uncommon to see other protagonists be MemeticBadass'. Dawn, Lyra, and Ethan in particular pop up often; the HGSS protagonist actually canonically ''beats'' Red, his rival, achieves twice as much as Red did.
** And with VideoGame/PokemonXAndY, we get Klefki the [[KillerRabbit Killer Keyring]], notorious for completely wrecking unprepared teams with the Prankster ability. As the saying goes: [[http://www.polarisgo.com/video/4ZFlxpuVlISN/category/all/tag/all/section/latest/page/0 Jingle jangle, motherfucker.]]
* Certain ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' characters are subject to this in {{Youtube Poop}}s. Most notable is King Harkinian. Shopkeeper Morshu is also sometimes considered as a Memetic Badass. He has rope and bombs.
** Also Gwonam, who uses SQUADALAH, DAI, and birds.
** The Cuccos anyone? They are one of the most terrifying things in the ''Zelda'' universe.
** Speaking of ''Zelda'', we have Link himself and every reincarnation of him, seemingly the only guy you need when something bad happens. Silent but deadly.
** And now, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Groose]] and/or his pompadour join this elite club. This trope shall now be renamed [[MemeticBadass Memetic Groosinator]].
* From ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', we have Briggs and Dullahan. Briggs for being a BadassNormal pirate as well as a nasty WakeUpCallBoss, and Dullahan for being a gleefully NintendoHard BonusBoss.
** Both of whom get canon badass moments in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': Briggs repeatedly attacks the most defensible city on Angara's east coast with a busted ship to rescue his son [[spoiler: and dies of wounds sustained ''[[DyingMomentOfAwesome soloing against the superpowered monsters of the Grave Eclipse]]'']], and [[spoiler: Dullahan ''[[UpToEleven gets a difficulty upgrade]]'']].
** It doesn't matter where in Weyard they are or what they're facing, war zones, monster-infested wilderness, trap-filled dungeons... if there are teenage Adepts on a quest and in need of exposition, [[CoolOldGuy Kraden]] will find a way to them.
* [[NintendoWars Grit]] can snipe with a revolver.
* Due to the lack of general logic within the series, practically ANY ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' character can be this at one time or another, when they do something particularly amazing.
** Mario and Luigi in general. Probably helps that they live up to most of it.
** Mario can [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 kill the sun]][[note]]Okay, so it's a fake enemy sun, but it's still pretty awesome[[/note]]. [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits He also knows about timed hits]].
*** [[http://kdingo.net/champ/pics/main.php?g2_itemId=5874 Don't mess with the plumber.]]
** Luigi's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jq-C7CxnI0 punch can break mountains.]]
** Never [[VideoGame/MarioParty throw a party]] while Luigi's around. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6PxRwgjzZw He's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJZwjYv3sfk so]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0UrO73s5Oc good]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAP-P9CzAVQ at]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke5upQDA7yE partying,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAAPAxrRDI he]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BlaqOR3NKs can]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkd_7QX4nRc win]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUlozbyaFH0 without]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M1jQMA3xBw lifting]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ0XlBHLZck a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9eeX2Lx1pE finger.]]
** [[VideoGame/MarioIsMissing Weegee]].
** The real, one true badass of ''Super Mario Bros.''? The Green Thunder himself, [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Mr. L]], of course. Mr. L wasn't working for Count Bleck; Bleck was working for him. Losing to you? [[ILetYouWin All part of the plan]], of course. And [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Dark Prognosticus]] was completely correct in that [[spoiler: Mr. L is the one most suited for the Chaos Heart]]; however, Dimentio was too afraid of him, so he had to settle for Luigi instead.
** Princess Daisy, surprisingly, gets this treatment. {{Fanon}} says the reason she doesn't get kidnapped is because she'll give you a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown if you try.
*** Though she was kidnapped by Tatanga in SuperMarioLand.
** The first [[TheGoomba Goomba]] in World 1-1 of the first game. Admit it, [[YetAnotherStupidDeath he killed you too when you first played!]]
** Bowser. MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory helps here, where the guy goes {{Determinator}} to a ridiculous degree and fights enemies ten times larger than himself, but generally fans like to see Bowser as damn near impossible to kill and super determined regardless. After all, he survives black holes!
** ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' has once again made Luigi this, this time owing to the fearsome LUIGI DEATH STARE. Try to pass him up ''now''.
* Admiral Dane from ''[[{{Metroid}} Metroid Prime 3]]''. Impressive, since he shares a universe with a woman that has (to date) blown up three planets, one which was a sentient parasite, and caused the near extinction of at least two major-threat species. This fandom was likely spurred on by official concept art portraying him with an eyepatch, peg-leg, cape, and laser sword.
** Samus Aran needs no fandom to exaggerate her badassery. She is the intergalactic Queen of Badass.
*** In 'verse, too. Some characters talk about her like some kind of war goddess, while others can't believe the stories (they're wrong).
*** Hell, the Space Pirates actually treat stories of her as some sort of myth. It'd be like telling your kids about how Satan will come to blow up them and everyone they love if they act out... only Satan's a hot blond chick in power armor.
** Besides, Dane's too manly to wear a helmet or filtration system while landing on the Space Pirate Homeworld to order Samus around. Note that no pirates have the balls to even try to snipe him during the briefing.
*** That, and he does so on a planet ravaged by rain so acidic that even Samus has to use a special widget to survive. What does he use [[ImprovisedUmbrella as an umbrella]]? ''His own personal '''flagship.'''''
**** Also notice that most space pirates stop appearing after he makes planetfall. This fact has been linked to his slightly "bulkier" appearance later in the game. So, what did he do to the pirates?
**** Rounded them up, locked them in a huge cage, then bench-pressed it.
**** Also, he SWORE [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sUPR831LvQ in a Nintendo game]].
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' has a faceless, nameless NPC that the fandom calls the 3-13 Archer. Has been called the best character in the game. Has had fanfics devoted to him. Is known for having entire strategies revolving around him.
** Statistically, he is considerably worse than your player characters, being only midway through his second tier, with average stats at best for said tier. This does not explain how he manages to instantly kill a tiger laguz every turn whilst taking no damage. It is the great mystery of ''Radiant Dawn''.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' is famous for Ayra, the first female character in the Navarre archtype and the codifier of the popular Myrmidon class. She's working for the enemy to [[IHaveYourWife protect her nephew]] but she threatens to spear said enemy's head on a spike if he goes back on their deal. Her Astra skill lets her hit an enemy five times in a row and if you pair her with one of the two men who can give her a Brave Sword, that ''doubles'', making her a potential OneWomanArmy once she becomes a Swordmaster.
*** There's also [[OneManArmy Ced]], who single-handedly defended a village from legions of wyvern riders. In gameplay proper, when wielding [[GameBreaker the Forseti tome]], he can easily dodge-tank all day long and/or obliterate anyone who attacks him without getting hit. As one LP-player put it: "[[WhatAnIdiot Anyone]] who attacks Ced [[TooDumbToLive deserves to die]], period."
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' has Glass, a level 3 mercenary, who gives us the famous quote "I am Glass! The gods fear my name!", as well as Batta, a level 2 brigand, with the quote "You think you can stand up to Batta the Beast?"
** The paladin Marcus, almighty EXP THIEF, is considered to be ''Fire Emblem's'' equivalent of Chuck Norris.
** There's also [[MemeticMolester Gheb]], from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. He's very unattractive and makes not-so-subtle advances to Amelia, and has had the game in which he appeared HACKED TO STAR HIM.
** Not to mention pretty much every Swordmaster in the entire series, many tend to overlap with MemeticSexGod.
*** Most Heroes do that as well.
** In the Japanese fandom, [[BaldOfAwesome Wrys]] from [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the original Fire Emblem]] is this, despite being a weak [[TheMedic Cleric]] who can be considered borderline useless (recruited in the first chapter, but has bad stats and there isn't much need for a healer in the beginning, and you get a better Cleric in chapter 3), to the point the SNES remake didn't include him (the DS one did, to his fans' rejoice). Or probably ''because'' of this.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', EPHRAIM DOESN'T PICK FIGHTS HE WON'T WIN!
*** Joshua. Even moreso, Joshua's HAT. Joshua is so badass his hat has gained a cult following of its own.
** Frederick of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2013/06/28/499-the-weapon-triangle/ laughs]] at your meaningless TacticalRockPaperScissors.
*** And if he's got his eye on you and you're his enemy, [[CriticalHit you better]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "PICK A GOD AND PRAY!"]]
** Alternatively, any of the kids in Awakening have the potential to become extremely, extremely powerful, most of all Morgan. Being able to reclass to any other class in the game, s/he can net such skills as Renewal (+30% HP regen per turn), Pavise (halved tome/bow damage at a rate of skill), Aegis (halved any other weapon damage at a rate of skill), Armsthrift (doesn't consume a weapon use at a rate of Luck*2[and you can get his/her luck to 50 pretty easily with an asset and the right partner]), Ignis (adds half of Strength/Magic to the alternate stat when attacking), and a collection of other skills that can allow Morgan alone to wipe out battlefields with naught more than a glance and a wave.
*** Oh, and this is BEFORE his/her partner's stats are factored in.
* According to TV Tropes, ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'': he will [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad destroy entire armies]] for a piece of cake and regularly kill {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Do not fuck with Kirby, for he is hardcore '''([[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore IN AMERICA!]])'''
** Forget America, Kirby's a memetic badass ''everywhere''. His [[MegatonPunch punch]]... can split a planet in half! His [[HeroicWillpower resolve]]... trumps everything. His appetite and mouth... even God himself fear. Even in [[KirbyOfTheStars the anime]] when Dedede was inhaled by Kirby (temporarilly, apparently) he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRG5UeRe76k#t=5m20s saw the universe]]! Don't be fooled by his cute little face and little round, pink body... Kirby is [[SugarApocalypse the walking apocalypse]].
*** [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} The cake is a lie]] because Kirby ate it first.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVFpRQdOuQ0 I say Meta Knight da bess.]]
** The WildMassGuessing page for ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' states that the Tyranids, an intergalactic HordeOfAlienLocusts that [[PlanetEater eat planets to their metaphorical bone]] and outnumber the stars, are running from Kirby. And '''''it makes perfect sense'''''.
*** What about the WildMassGuessing that Kirby is actually fighting a [[CosmicHorrorStory Reaper]] from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (in the form of Zero)? Colonizing planets? [[VillainOverride Assuming direct control]]? Augmenting them? And Kirby's still the one who sets things straight by fighting a freakish eyeball made of what could possibly be liquified Pop Star inhabitants, and ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Oculus eyeball bosses]]! ''Talk about '''perfect sense'''''.
** For that matter, many have described the Waddle Dee from ''KirbySuperStar's'' [[BossRush Arena]] as the most powerful boss in the entire game, in spite of the fact that his sole distinguishing trait is an unusually large amount of health for a Waddle Dee (though Kirby can still inhale him).
*** The DS remake gave Waddle Dee a bandana and made him a secondary character in one of the storylines. FEAR THE BANDANA DEE!
*** It gets even better; in Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand, ''[[PromotedToPlayable Bandana Dee is a playable character]].''
** What about Sailor Dee? He went down with the ship. Like a [[ManlyTears MAN!]]
*** Actually, Meta Knight saved him in the end. But the fact remains that he was willing to go down with the ship.
** Let's not forget the big guy himself, King Dedede; a.k.a. the TRUE hero of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'''s Subspace Emissary. The mere fact he has the balls to fight the pink destroyer of the universe is certainly enough, but this cunning penguin apparently outplanned everyone, even the likes of [[MagnificentBastard Ganondorf and an interdimensional being]], in order to save the greater world all in a scenario where nobody talks. ''And'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPuaNYSH3bw&feature=related he pimp-slaps Bowser!]] In ''Kirby's Adventure'' as well, he's the REAL hero while you, Kirby, have ironically shown your TrueColors as the greatest villain the universe has ever seen. To go up against Kirby man... that's gutsy. If you don't agree well... then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAZiklz_X4g you]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi5-lzRnsUE can]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueb1W22Fq1Q have...]]
*** Not exactly a villain, just a victim of ignorance.
** What about Waddle Doo and STINKING KNUCKLE JOE?
** It would probably be easier to think of the ''Kirby'' series as basically ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' but in a SugarBowl instead of a [[AfterTheEnd apocalyptic wasteland]].
** Don't forget that {{Kirby}} can turn the innocent game of golf into a bloodsport (minus the blood.) That's right, Kirby's so hardcore, that he kills his enemies as a golf ball of doom.
** Matter of fact, as of ''Canvas Curse'' he doesn't even need his hands or feet to be badass.
* [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Diddy Kong]]. Period. In the Subspace Emissary of Brawl, he fired two peanuts at a couple of Bullet Bills IN MID-AIR, and then he and DK stood doing an AssKickingPose while the bullets EXPLODED BEHIND THEM!
* The Villager from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' is quickly gaining a fearsome reputation, thanks to his reveal for the next ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games. It mostly seems to have to do with the fact that [[DissonantSerenity he smiles most of the time, even if he's dodging gorilla fists,]] and can catch anything out of midair, including fireballs, plasma balls, and missiles.
** Similarly, the ''[[WiiFit Wii Fit Trainer]]'' herself is getting this status due to the fact that [[UnexpectedCharacter no one really expect her to appear]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and the fact that she "attacks" with fitness poses. This led to numerous amount of image macros of her after her reveal.
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[[folder: Square-Enix]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Sabin]]. Because '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u84cH_bmTA MOTHERFUCKER SUPLEXED A TRAIN]]'''.
** And he's running as fast as it is - ''backwards'' - on top of that.
*** Forget a train, Sabin can suplex '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zExDUoaZPo himself!]]''''' He defies physics. That's how badass Sabin is.
** Kefka.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqV0C9Ir7RM Locke Cole]] would like a word with you.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Emperor Palamecia]] is so badass, he conquered Heaven and hell ''at the same time!'' Either way, you're fucked from either end of the celestial food chain.
* Gilgamesh in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. An entertaining, AffablyEvil [[TheDragon Dragon]] at best? Not to his fans! He's the ultimate {{Badass}} of the FF series, and nobody should ''dare'' suggest he's a cowardly boastful goofball who [[BraggartBoss brags about his abilities, flees at the drop of a hat, and has trouble distinguishing legendary swords with worthless counterfeits]].
** It's his [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy theme song]].
*** And the fact that he's pretty much the only character to show up in more than one FF (all the other cameos are just alternate iterations).
*** Gilgamesh exists outside of time. Chaos only got a foothold because Gilgamesh has a [[NoSenseOfDirection sense of direction rivalling that of]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ryoga Hibiki]].
* Jecht, originally from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', has achieved this thanks to ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', and has earned the FanNickname [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emlBFPn-d_o "Captain Jecht."]] The nickname only makes more sense when you think that he has his own version of the Falcon Punch - one of his HP attacks is an exploding punch. Also, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax in a cutscene]] where he slams his son Tidus halfway across the arena with a single blow, and takes a sword slash to the chest and literally shrugs it off.
** And in ''Duodecim'', he gains the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes. Why? Because he's Jecht.
** And also, [[CatchPhrase HE'S THE BEST]].
** Just watch a [[LetsPlay/TippingForties certain]] LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and see how long it takes for you to believe that JECHT IS THE BEST!
** He's '''''[[RatedMForManly SO FUCKING MANLY]]''''' [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu he can punch out a Level 130 Feral Chaos]] [[CherryTapping without Iai Strike]] '''''[[CherryTapping AT LEVEL ONE]]''''' '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv_CN9DrGQ4 in 34 SECONDS!]]]'''''
** Auron: {{Square|Enix}}'s own [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Uncle Iroh]] with a [[{{BFS}} bigass sword]]. He knows exactly what Xanatos has planned, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX killing him]] does ''nothing'' to stop him, [[KingdomHearts he mocks the god of the dead, and Hercules only survived a fight with him because Auron allowed him to.]]
* Kain Highwind from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' isn't quite as memetic as Gilgamesh or Jecht, but he definitely has his fans, and [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/User:Faethin/Kain_Highwind_Facts his own "Kain Facts."]] With his inclusion in ''Dissidia 012'', you can be assured that there will be many a Website/YouTube video of Kain and Jecht duking it out... or teaming up via the new Assist feature.
** Hell, Golbez, the [[spoiler:[[BrainwashedAndCrazy not quite]]]] BigBad of ''IV'', is one of these in ''Dissidia'' (not to the levels of the above three, but still). Jecht might beat your face in with his [[RatedMForManly manly vigor]], but Golbez literally ''pimp slaps'' [[StealthMentor some knowledge]] [[WarriorTherapist into you]].
* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fandom, [[BastardUnderstudy Vanitas]] is quickly ascending the ranks of undisputed Memetic Badassery. He's so [[ObviouslyEvil awesomely evil]] and [[MagnificentBastard Magnificently]] AxCrazy that he completely dodges the FanDumb title of DracoInLeatherPants, all while being admired equally by male and female fans. Also, [[MemeticMolester FEAR THE]] [[SlasherSmile SMILE]].
** Before there was Vanitas, there was '''''MickeyMouse'''''. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. ''[[ClassicDisneyShorts That]]'' Mickey Mouse. Square made him the ''[=KH=]''-verse's answer to [[StarWars Yoda]], ''and it worked''. He's so {{Badass}}, that they made BigDamnHeroes a ''gameplay mechanic'' revolving around him.
** Also from ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', there's [[ActionGirl Aqua]]. Considering what our awesome Keyblade Master can and has done [[spoiler:including kicking (Master) Xehanort's ass when he was theoretically at his strongest, kicking the aforementioned Vanitas' ass three times, with the the third and final time in a BackToBackBadasses moment with Mickey, and being the only one of the game's trio to not have their body stolen or end up in coma]], it's easy to see why!
*** And she's a raging goddess of pain and destruction in gameplay too. Meld a few commands, and by early midgame no mob can touch you.
*** What commands, you ask? Mega Flare is one of them. Yep, Aqua can spam the ultimate attack of the God of Dragons.
*** She [[spoiler:spent 12 years in the World of Darkness ''without'' a Black Coat and yet none of the darkness has eaten away at her heart. The storyboard writers have probably kept her out of commision for so long in fear of Aqua becoming a [[OneManArmy One Woman]] StoryBreakerPower.]]
*** She's not speaking in DullSurprise, she's just relaxed because petty matters such as Master Xehanort's plan are child's play for her.
** The ''KH'' version of Seifer has undeniable proof that he can totally own lamers like Roxas. He's always lookin' after the town, [[VerbalTic y'know?]]
* [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Taban is the true mastermind behind everything!]]
** There's also a joke in the fandom that Janus's cat Alfador is really [[{{God}} The Entity.]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], to the point that the exaggerations are [[AscendedFanon becoming canon in spin-offs]].
** In a little known universe known as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', there exists a woman who can powerbomb a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 foot monster]]... '''UNDERWATER! ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN FLOOR!'''. That woman is Tifa Lockhart.
* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sho Minamimoto]] knows the last digits of pi, and those last digits are Sho Minamimoto.
** Sho Minamimoto '''[[MadMathematician can]]''' divide by zero.
*** And he will nuke you with pi.
*** He knows Level ''i'' [[FinalFantasy Flare]].
** Then there's Joshua, who [[spoiler:is Jesus]] and can DROP THE FREAKIN' MOON!!!!!
* [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Big Joe!]]
* [[VideoGame/{{FinalFantasyXIII}} From final Fantasy XIII]]:
** Lightning. She's so badass, people actually mistrope her as a SuperSoldier. Nope. Pure skill and badassness lead to her being considered among the best in the military ''after less than six years'' for XIII. Fans then ran away with the nickname "Warrior Goddess" as given by Caius in the sequel. And now many people have asked "Is she still a goddess in Lightning Returns"?
** Sazh's Chicobo.
** Fang is the Sexy-Female-Dragoon-Aussie version of Chuck Norris, AKA: Chick Norris.
** Two words: '''Snow'''. '''Villiers'''. As one Website/YouTube comment puts him:
--> Snow is goddamned awesome. [[GoodOldFisticuffs He punches]] monsters in the face to get [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower strong enough]] to punch bigger monsters in the face. He faces beasts, [[EldritchAbomination abominations]], [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu god-like beings]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lightning's wrath]] to [[DeclarationOfProtection save his fiance]]. He nearly gets killed protecting Hope's life and STILL protects him after Hope made it clear he wants to kill him, and he rides a motorcycle made of women! If this dude [[RatedMForManly was any]] [[{{Badass}} more bro]], the game would be about him ([[AndZoidberg and]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sazh]]) instead.
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[[folder:Touhou]]
* VideoGame/{{Touhou}} has them in spades. It's probably easier to count the characters who are NOT Memetic Badasses.
** [[AnIcePerson Cirno]]: the '''Strongest''' of [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Gensokyo!]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evAJNCzU5TE She is also a genius]].
*** It is notable that as of [[ADayInTheLimelight ''Fairy Wars'']], while she is still a TedBaxter, some of what fanonically made Cirno idiotic has been disproved (she has been shown to have knowledge of maths, including fractions), along with an admission by Marisa herself that she is growing strong or skilled enough to pose an actual challenge. At this rate, she may well become a canonical BadAss as well!
** But can she compare to CAPTAIN MINAMITSU MOTHERFUCKING MURASA?
** Bah. Neither can hold a candle to '''MAN'''nosuke. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=303234 Or his blazing glory of manliness]].
*** Mannosuke pales before Cho-Marisa.
*** How about Marisa herself? BadassNormal Extraordinaire, fires [[KamehameHadoken gianormous lazors]] and a MemeticSexGod to boot as well!
*** No, no, the strongest is clearly Yuugi, her sake NOT EVEN DROP.
** Rumia, or rather EX-Rumia (without her hair ribbon).
** Everything in Gensokyo is exactly how Yukari wishes it. Even while [[BrilliantButLazy sleeping for most of the time]], everything continues to be Just As Planned. Even think of messing with her plans, and she will hurl a train at you.
** Unzan and his [[TalkToTheFist Brofist]].
*** Not to mention that [[WordOfGod Ichirin is just his hitbox]].
** [[AxeCrazy Flandre Scarlet and Yuka Kazami]]. If you see either of them, run away. Screaming.
** [[BrotherChuck Forgotten character Mima]] has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc Twilight Spark]], which has lead many to believe that when she comes back (and it will be when) there will be explosions.
** Let's not forget about Hong Meiling. She may be feeble at danmaku, but she can and WILL kick the asses of every martial artist in the universe, simultaneously.
** Then there's EX Keine. She has the power to "create and change history", which is the kind of vague power which could mean anything and everything, but of course the fans took it as an indication of omnipotent and godlike power and ran with it.
** Mokou wears the pants in Gensokyo. (She also possesses strong phoenix vibes, which helps.)
** Wriggle may be a stage 1 boss, but she can still (litterally) ''kick your ass.''
** The Soccer Ball. It has been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIAH6USEbUQ sliced 10,000 times in one second]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfabIwG71lY rapid-kicked so hard it burst into flames]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un9s215h968 propelled from space and back into earth by the explosion of a Space Station]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRB42vjNTU slashed by the scythe of a Grim Reaper]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgMg1ipW0w a several-kilometer long energy sword]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7UGHkBikpY and a katana that can cut the moon in half]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBWNGq72DY Beam Spammed to hell and back]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc blasted by something that can cause an Earth Shattering Kaboom]]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XvglrMSAkA and it has has survived all of that and more without a single scratch]]. [[MadeOfIndestructium Just what is that ball made of]]?
*** The only time the ball is ever compromised is during ''Ran's Shikigami: Heavenly God's Descent'' where it briefly becomes too radiant to see clearly and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWqZT5Izd7o splits in two when Ran kicks it]]. ''And then it merges back together''.
*** Some postulate that the ball has been imbued with the [[{{Immortality}} Hourai Elixir]].
** [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou HAX SIGN]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0487 [YOU JUST PLAIN F*CKING LOSE] ]]. That is all.
*** Reimu's Fantasy Heaven in ''Hisoutensoku'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9beLLM2LUaI really is a beast]].
** And then ther's [[CreatorWorship ZUN]], who apparently can finish the games at the hardest difficulty setting with closed eyes without getting hit once, [[DrunkenMaster depending on how drunk he is]].
** The games themselves, for those not acccustomed to BulletHell games.
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[[folder:World of Warcraft]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': High Overlord Saurfang, an NPC on the Horde side, characterized by his glowing equipment, ridiculously high critical attacks, and BadassBoast, is a target of this, to the extent that a massive list of [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Saurfang_facts Saurfang Facts]] exists. "Area-effect target caps were implemented after Saurfang used Cleave on Stormwind and it shattered Draenor."
** Amusingly, WordOfGod apparently approved of this, and Saurfang is now a bona-fide BadAss as exhibited by his actions in Northrend. Among other items he's storywise now the boss of the players and shows up to save them from time to time. In the upcoming civil war, popular support is on his side versus the actual other factions that exist.
** Also, [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Hogger_(tactics_silly) Hogger]].
*** Which, to an extent, became an AscendedMeme in Cataclysm, where he now has a posse, a hill named after him, and a reappearance at level 25 in the Stockade, complete with disbelief from a nearby NPC that killing him was even possible.
** At the same time the Saurfang fad was really hitting its stride, the Alliance attempted to elevate Bolvar Fordragon to a similar memetic position. It never quite caught on.
*** Its now being attempted on Genn Greymane, whose hatred of the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] was so fierce that he actually ''left'' the Alliance because they didn't hate them ''enough''.
**** Note that the Alliance was putting orcs in internment camps at the time...
*** Also being attempted on [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Darius_Crowley Darius Crowley]], a NPC in the Gilneas starting area. He Cleaves oncoming hostile Worgen mobs WITH HIS BARE HANDS; this attack has subsequently become known as the "fistcleave". Of note was that his model in Silverpine Forest originally carried a sword and gun as weapons; Blizzard changed it to fist weapons as a response to the fistcleaving meme. Also associated with the meme surrounding this NPC is the song "Mr. Crowley" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, first started by its prominent usage whenever mentioning Crowley in Jesse Cox's Cataclysm beta videos.
**** They [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Crowley_facts succeeded]].
** The Devilsaurs of Un'goro Crater also count, as any players who have suffered through their stealth Ninja attacks while leveling in that zone can attest. Seriously, a 50-foot tall dinosaur should ''not'' be able to sneak up on you like that!
*** Fel Reaver, otherwise known as [[FanNickname Mister Squishyfeet]] and [[FanNickname The Outlands Welcoming Committee.]] The roaring sound it makes when it gets close to you is not a warning, but a ''taunt''.
*** Mor'ladim was the original. A level 35 elite with more HP than most level 60s, wandering around a level 25-30 questing area. He was silent ''and'' deadly.
*** There's also the [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=40728#comments Whale Shark]] Which is a shark that literally outsizes some villages, and one hit kills anything.
--->All whaleshark did was blink. It was that blink that hit me so hard it disbanded my guild and deleted my account.
*** Gentlemen I present what might be the greatest badass (besides Saurfang) in Warcraft, [[http://www.mmo-champion.com/general-discussions-22/the-rhonin-diaries-parts-1-2-3/ Rhonin]]. [[note]]* This is about 120+ pages long, but it is full of /brofist's and win.[[/note]]
*** Yes, but in Hellfire Peninsula, the Horde and Alliance resistance could tell that the Fel Reaver coming by the extremely loud footsteps, and managed to fight it with relatively few casualties. The very next day, a Devilsaur stealthed through the Dark portal, and wiped out every Ally and Horde in the region.
*** [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Gentlemen, behold!]] [[http://www.wowwiki.com/File:Beareaver.jpg I have turned the Fel Reaver into a bear!]]
**** [[MemeticMutation Welcome Bear]] made it to Outland!
** Many people in MMO-champion have grown fond of [[http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/733643-The-real-Alliance-badass-hero?highlight=true+alliance+badass Bolvar]] being the ultimate badass hero of the Alliance, where anything can apply to the Lich King Cutscene.
** Algalon The Observer in the Hard Mode of Ulduar. His JOB is to assess Azeroth and determine whether the Titans need to hit the planetary "reset button". Two of his attacks are called "Black Hole Explosion" and "Big Bang". In a topic on the forums about Hard Mode, this is what a LEAD WORLD DESIGNER said:
--->Hard mode rewards will be the best in the game.\\
With that said, I want to be sure that everyone understands: Hard mode is hard. Some hard modes are harder than others. Then there's Algalon the Raid Destroyer. '''He feeds off of your tears.'''
*** In the same vain as Algalon: You! The player! Well, assuming you beat him. Assuming a player beats Algalon, he attributes your raid PERSONALLY as showing him that Azeroth has a fighting chance if the Old Gods DO awaken. Beings so powerful the only solution was to ANNIHILATE THE WORLD, and he basically says "Yeah, you can take 'em".
*** ''[[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=6466 Gamon]]'', a neutral tauren NPC in Orgrimmar whose purpose is to be pickpocketed for a rogue quest. After spending 6 years as essentially a Memetic Woobie, being repeatedly killed to the point where many horde players had ''honed it to a reflex'', with Cataclysm he has been buffed to a level 85 elite, capable of two or three shotting anyone who would dare mess with him
*** People did continue to mess with him in the early days of Cata though (because it was possible to kite him). That only served to make him ''even more badass.'' Come the next patching, they [[IncrediblyLamePun beefed]] him up ''again.'' Now he can't be kited and hits like a mac truck going downhill at 150mph.
** Kuros is a BAMF. [[http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=17843#abilities This is why.]]
** Murlocs. Yes, I said ''Murlocs''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgRAlkpxJw They've got their own badass anthem.]]
** Theldurin the Lost.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4VcMKK-ZR4 "It was a bright, shiny day, when all of the sudden, Deathwing appeared! I said to myself, "IM GONNA PUNCH THAT DRAGON IN THE FACE!"]]
** '''JOHN! J! KEESHAN!'''
** Shandris Feathermoon, leader of the night elf military, has an ability that brings down ''dozens'' of super-powered moon beams (like the Druid spell Moonfire but UpToEleven). For a time, players could kite her - she could kill Garrosh and all the players trying to defend him in mere seconds.
* [[{{FanNickname}} Captain Mustache]], the Alliance sailor from the Mists of Pandaria cinematic, has ascended to meme status as well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvYXoyxLv64 despite the fact that Chen Stormstout whoops both his ass and the ass of an Orc at the same time]], due to his rather large and heroic looking chin, grizzly chest hair, and iconic mustache.
** A specific scene in the cinematic with Captain Mustache arose as a meme in it's own right when people took a screenshot of [[http://i.imgur.com/UAkIP.jpg the funny moment when Mustache hands the Orc his spear after seeing Chen fight]], and added [[http://i.imgur.com/51vIW.jpg text]] or other things to make it even funnier.
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!!Others:
* The {{Xbox}} and {{Playstation 3}} are so large, they are ''visible from orbit'' and warp gravity around their frames.
* Sylvia, of all people, is one now too. Yes, the girlfriend that was kidnapped in ''Spartan X'', known to us US people as ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster''. Check out the ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' videos on [=YouTube=] to witness her true unadulterated badassery.
* Not even driving simulators are safe from Memetic Badassery. In ''ForzaMotorsport 2'' (and ''Forza Motorsport 3''), the AI Driver M. Rossi has been elevated to this status (although "Memetic Bastard" would be a better way of putting it for him).
* The only reason the Order was able to kill [[SilentHill Harry Mason]] is because they must have caught him enjoying a little "me-time". He's indestructible otherwise.
** Harry Mason told Heather he was the strongest man in the world. [[TearJerker Both her and gamers thought so until Silent Hill 3...]]
** And he's not even the king of this trope within the series. That title can only belong to Pyramid Head, whose memetic... [[MemeticMolester badassery]] became so enormous that future ''SilentHill'' developers just ''had'' to find a way to include him in almost every game. And, of course, the movie.
*** Harry Mason could kill Pyramid Head, but not before asking it if he's seen a little girl.
* ''FarCry 2'' gives the player character a chance to become this. At reputation level five your journal will note circulating rumors that you are literally Satan himself and never kill your enemies before extensively torturing them.
* Under no circumstances should anyone entertain the notion of pursuing [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Lu]] [[DynastyWarriors Bu]].
** Also [[SamuraiWarriors Honda]] [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Tadakatsu]]. Not only was a dragonfly split in half by simply landing on Tadakatsu's spear, his [[strike:drill]] spear will pierce the heavens!
*** The drill spear part only applies to his appearance in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' where he also happens to be a [[CrazyAwesome ginormous]] [[AnachronismStew robot samurai]]
* Blue Steel, an otherwise minor NPC hero character in ''CityOfHeroes'', has been used for [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption so many]] [[SecondHandStorytelling offscreen]] DeusExMachina [[StatusQuoIsGod conclusions to superhero capture]] in villainous story arcs that he has gained a game-specific list of Chuck Norris-esque alleged accomplishments. It is even lampshaded by another NPC.
** He is also one of the very few NPC heroes that you are never given the chance to fight in the game, so there is no telling just how tough he really is.
*** Actually, with the new [[spoiler:Dark Astoria]] arcs, you do get to fight him. These arcs are intended for [[AGodAmI demigod-level]] Incarnate Characters.
*** But with the new Shield Defence powerset added in the last update, we might get to see him in action (read: kick his ass) after all!
* ''StarWars'' fans have, in addition to Mace Windu as played by the aforementioned Creator/SamuelLJackson, [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle]] [[http://meadowofangles.blogspot.com/2006/11/kyle-katarn-facts.html Katarn]]. There was NoEndorHolocaust because Katarn said so. The shockwaves from the explosion of the second Death Star knew to not screw with him.
** A joke idle animation showing him shaving with his saber elevated Kyle Katarn's ''beard'' to it's own, independent status as the toughest material in existence.
*** But behind Kyle Katarn's beard, there isn't a chin. It's just another pistol.
** When Kyle Katarn does pushups, he doesn't push himself up. He pushes Nar Shaddaa down.
** TheComputerIsACheatingBastard in ''Jedi Academy'' because otherwise Kyle would beat the entire game for you in five minutes.
*** It gets to the point that no-one protests that [[spoiler: Kyle Katarn]] is quite a bit more difficult an end-game boss than [[spoiler: a ressurected ancient Sith Lord]], because, well, [[spoiler: ''it is Katarn'']].
** And they get Darth Revan as well. Who is so badass in-game that he can't be killed by a full turbolaser barrage from a KnightsOfTheOldRepublic ''Star Destroyer''. And can kill three terentateks all by himself, normally the work of ''nine Jedi''. And can out-swoop-race, out-lightsaber-duel, and out-shoot everyone in existence.
*** It doesn't hurt that his d20 game stats have six levels on Kyle Katarn.
** As of their recent appearance in ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', it appears that HK-series droids are starting to acquire this reputation, though mostly through comparisons to Chuck Norris in in-game chat.
** Here is what the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] says about the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Katarn_Commandos Katarn Commandos]] (whom he was a member of): "Around this time the unit changed its name to the Katarn Commandos - some say as a tribute to Commander Katarn, though Wookiee member Frorral insisted the name referred to her homeworld's jungle predator. '''No team member dared mention Frorral's crush on Katarn as a possible contributing factor.'''"
** Don't forget [[TheWatson Gilad Pellaeon]]. His first major post was the ship Anakin Skywalker was based on. He then served as the head of Darth Vader's personal flagship, ''the Executioner''. He was TheWatson to Grand Admiral Thrawn and took over the Imperial Remnant after Thrawn's death. Then he single-handedly made peace between the Imperial Remnant and the New Republic, and ''won'' against the Yuuzhan Vong. He was then the founder and first head of the Galactic Alliance (New Republic + Imperial Remnant), and he died only because he was personally assassinated by a Sith Apprentice, and only because she was too close for him to shoot her.
* TV Tropes's own WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses page makes Alta´r of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' into the biggest Kill-Stealer in history.
** To elaborate, Alta´r apparently has killed '''every SINGLE person''' who has ever lived. Ever. And yet, strangely enough, he's still only a lesser god in the [[TropePantheons House of Life and Death]].
*** Amended with Ezio rising up to a Greater God in the same house. [[FanNickname The Great Eagle]] is pleased with this development, returning to his former position as teacher.
** He is only seen when he wants to be seen.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps unintentionally]], the game gives him an implied ButForMeItWasTuesday attitude toward killing [[EliteMooks Templars]]. To wit, the [[CallAHitPointASmeerp synch bar]] increases as Desmond grows closer to Altair by doing things that Altair remembers doing. However, it does not increase if he kills a Templar, nor even if he kills all sixty of them. In other words, Altair may have killed every single Templar in the Holy Land, and ''he doesn't even remember it''.
** Being hit also calls Desyncronization. Meaning ''Altiar never got hit''.
** Malik also gets this treatment, being as he still manages to be a competant fighter and badass after losing ''an arm''.
*** He still somehow manages to get in and out of the bureau despite it not having a door. To do that with just ''one freaking arm'' you gotta have more than perfect control of your body.
** For further information of Altair's {{Badass}}ness, please visit WMG/GrandUnifyingGuessesAssassinsCreed as listing it all here would just take too damn long. Also, be aware that this might change your outlook on reality. Good night.
* Sanger Zonvolt and Elzam von Branstein/[[PaperThinDisguise Ratsel Feinschmecker]] of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games. The latter is for much the same reason as Char Aznable, with the added bonus of [[GoodBadBugs his theme song overwriting all others]]. The former is said to be able to cut ANYTHING, and may have a bit more truth to the claim, due to breaking open the roof of an underground fortress ''designed to withstand an alien apocalypse'', from the ''outside'', while fighting his alternate-universe cyborg self in some sort of Chuck Norris joke GoneHorriblyWrong.
** Waga zankantou ni tatenu mono nashi! [[note]][[BadassBoast There is nothing my zankantou cannot cut!]][[/note]]
** Real men ride each other, indeed.
** Russel Bagman waits in the night to strike evil with his generic might.
* A WordOfGod-approved version of this is Master Chief in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In the original games, Master Chief was relatively slow and weak (at least compared to {{FPS}} heroes like the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' guy, who can run at 60mph while carrying [[HyperspaceArsenal a metric ton of equipment]] and can soak up hundreds of bullet hits before dying), with only his [[DeflectorShields regenerating energy shield]] allowing the player to make it through a level long after the standard allied Mooks have all perished. In the novels based on the ''Halo'' universe, Master Chief and all his fellow [=SPARTANs=] have been drastically upgraded to Space Marine level SuperSoldiers who see in bullet-time, can punch out PoweredArmor while naked, can run at vehicular highway speeds, can flip armored jeeps over with their hands, and can soak bucketloads of small-arms fire without much concern.
** His Memetic Badassness has carried over to fansites as well, [[Memes/VideoGames as eh kills aleins and doesn't afraid of anything]].
** If you want to go strictly by game mechanics, then his standard allied Mooks have energy shields too. And flip tanks without touching them.
** And some of that power increase is formalized into ''Halo 3'', where Master Chief is now superhumanly athletic -- able to outrun or outjump the friendly {{NPC}}s by quite a wide margin -- and is strong enough to [[RemovableTurretGun tear turrets from their moorings and carry them around with him]].
** Sgt. Johnson has more or less the same amount Memetic Badass as the Chief. Same could be argued for the other Spartans Fred, and Linda. [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Frederic-104# Controversial_Argument But this is controversial for some lame reason]].
*** Sgt. Johnson is so badass, [[http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/852871/bungie-project-2/videos/haloodst_prt_redblue3.html he even has laser eyes.]]
*** Also, he canonically has the one form of cancer that makes him immune to the Flood, but at the same time he is so {{Badass}} that there's no indication that he has it.
**** Actually, [[spoiler: that's a cover-up. The real reason he's immune to the Flood is that he's a SPARTAN-I]].
**** Johnson was there for every point in the Human-Convenant War: he started it and he ended it. The only reason that Master Chief was needed is because Johnson was too awesome to need Cortana.
** The [[HaloODST ODSTs]] have also picked up this reputation:
--> "Master Chief only managed to kill three [=ODSTs=] because they were just in a firefight and went to the gym to cool down."\\
"They are so badass that they can do a headshot. Using a Shotguns. With buckshot. At 100 meters."\\
"A [=ODST=] squad could have done Master Chief's job, in one quarter of the time. They just let Master Chief have fun."\\
"If an [=ODST=] and a SPARTAN had children, the offspring would reach Johnson badassery."\\
"[=ODSTs=] can defeat chieftans using ball pens."\\
"[=ODSTs=] can [[DualWielding Dual Wield]] Gravity Hammers. They don't do it because that way is too easy."\\
"[=ODSTs=] use Pods, because if they didn't, the energy released upon impact would be enough to destroy a city."\\
"Spartans never die. [=ODSTs=] never lose."
* Segata Sanshiro, the "mascot" for the Sega Saturn, though he was portrayed this way in the ads even before the Internet got to them. Really, how else can you describe a man who threw one person into another, ''[[MadeOfPlasticine causing both to explode]]?!'' The fact that he's played by ''[[Series/KamenRider Kamen Rider 1]]'''s actor just adds to the badassery. That said, if he shows up and you're not playing Sega Saturn, you're going to get ''wrecked.''
** It took a ''nuke'' aimed at SEGA HQ to get him off the planet. He wasn't affected by the vacuum of space, and the explosion [[strike:gave him an awesome sendoff]] tossed him to another galaxy where he's too busy introducing the natives to the Saturn to come back to Earth.
*** He [[http://www.seganerds.com/2008/05/29/segata-sanshiro-promotes-rambo-arcade-game/ resurfaced briefly]] in 2008 in person, advertising the ''Film/{{Rambo}}'' game of the fourth film, with a much younger girl by his side.
** Let's face it. Segata is the KatanasAreJustBetter version of Chuck Norris.
*** Segata Sanshiro isn't Japan's Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris is America's Segata Sanshiro.
* Gaenor, from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has recently become a Memetic Badass among the community, as seen [[http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=840779 here]].
* The Nord hero Ysgramor is one of these in-universe in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. In Windhelm, there's a museum of oddities which includes Ysgramor's soup spoon. It's a fork. You think no-one could eat soup with a fork? You, my friend, did not know Ysgramor.
** Lydia, the Whiterun Huskarl.
** Giants get this treatment due to a GoodBadBug that [[MegatonPunch sends the player flying hundreds of feet into the air]] if they get killed by one.[[note]] This happens because any damage that is left over after something is killed is translated into velocity. When a giant swings his hammer downwards onto a level 2 Dragonborn with light armor, the Dragonborn accelerates into the ground so hard ''they bounce off the ground into space.''
** Not to mention the Dragonborn him/herself. Not surprising considering that he/she kills dragons on a regular basis, fuckstomps armies, sends people flying by shouting at them, and can potentially [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu flip off]] and [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu rip off]] not just one, but ''several'' Daedric Princes over the course of the game.
* In the ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' forums, Captain Ironblood from Nist Akath (''A Community Fortress'', which is kinda-sorta-not-really a [[LetsPlay fanfiction]]).
** Also, the Elven king of dwarves [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=39897 Cacame]] surfs zombie wyverns into battle, fights [[PintsizedPowerhouse carp]] and wins.
*** And as a merely "Competent" Hammerman, he made mincemeat of a dragon. [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=39897.165 No, seriously.]]
**** To elaborate on his (in-game) backstory: He was a common elf child born in a kingdom that was under constant war with the dwarves. He lost his mother when he was only 1, and his father when he was 2. When he was 5 years old, the dwarves conquered his city, and installed a new government there. At the young age of 12 he joined the army, and married the elf Nemo. Two years later, an elven attack injured his lower body and killed his wife (who was then eaten by the elf that killed her). Two years after that, in 99, the dwarven king was killed in battle and, somehow, Cacame became the leader of the civilization at the age of 16. It can only be assumed that his hatred of his other elves at eating his wife was so great that it impressed even the dwarves, who then granted him the title of King.
***** He is also the only elf to be beloved by most of the fanbase.
** And Queen Sankis
* People shouldn't have been surprised that [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] lost the way they did during The Great GameFAQs [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/cb6.html Character Battle of 2007]]. After all, the [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} L-Block]] is ''shaped like a boot to kick your ass!''
* [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI Simon Belmont]], who can cause [[ThatOneBoss Galamoth]] to run away like a wuss. He once appeared on the cover of ''Nintendo Power'' magazine, waving around the severed head of {{Dracula}}.
** He killed Dracula ''twice''. He was ''dying'' [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest the second time]], and yet Dracula's curse did ''nothing'' to deter him. '''''Nothing.'''''
** [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=938141&topic=40052925 This thread]] on the GameFAQs ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles]]'' board started off as a questioning of why Richter Belmont is so "average". Eventually, it turned into a pages-long thread about Richter's awesomeness that would go on to hit the capacity of 500 posts.
*** And lest we forget about [[FanNickname The Belmont]] [[UnflinchingWalk Walk]]. Richter's own variant is so pimpin', it's ''divine''.
*** Richter is so badass that [[spoiler:his ''memory'' imprinted into the Vampire Killer itself [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin can kick ass without trying]]. Not the real Richter, a mere ''shadow'' of him.]]
*** ''His'' Bible can fire holy [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbows]] beams of concentrated testosterone able to kill anything within a 20-mile radius. Eat your fucking heart out, [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua]]. (How [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Alucard]] survived is up in the air; he should bless his lucky stars.)
*** Most of the other characters do a simple DoubleJump and call it a day; Richter ''[[RuleOfCool backflips]]'' [[RuleOfCool in midair]]. It has also been theorized that Richter's super jump was the progenitor of the {{Shoryuken}}.
*** Last, but not least, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwwJF4QT0gQ he defeated Dracula with a key.]] '''''WITH [[CherryTapping A]] [[JokeItem KEY.]]'''''
*** On the other hand, [[CuteWitch Mar]][[LittleMissBadass ia]] [[LethalJokeCharacter completely]] [[MagikarpPower outshines]] Richter.
*** Richter's chops were recognized by Dracula himself, who's fought against numerous generations of the Belmont clan and, aside of Leon, dismisses all of them rather impersonally. Richter is [[spoiler:the only Belmont Dracula wanted on his side, going as far as having Shaft possess Richter one year prior to ''[=SotN=]'']]. That ''has'' to count for something.
** [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Julius Belmont]] gained this status for being [[BadassGrandpa an old geezer who still kicks all kinds of ass.]] He got his own set of jokes, though they were nothing more than transplanted Chuck Norris jokes.
*** Sorta justified by plot and extrapolation, though. That guy, Dracula, that confirmed memetic badasses Richter and Simon could only keep down for a couple of years, a decade or two at best? Julius killed him ''permanently'', in something that has been referred to as a ''war''. And then met Drac's reincarnation, and whupped his ass too, until said reincarnation either followed orders or disobeyed. In the latter case he ''killed him permanently a second time''.
*** Going by the manual for ''Aria of Sorrow'', Julius is simultaneously the ''youngest'' (19) and the ''oldest'' (55/56) canon Belmont to have kicked Dracula's ass.
*** Soma (said reincarnation of Drac) has to use Magic Seals in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' to [[SealedEvilInACan permanently seal away the bosses]], lest they regenerate and start the battle anew. Julius had no such problems; ''he was whipping their asses so hard that '''they had no chance to regenerate'''.''
*** You need [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGzUxm4aHwU two theme songs]] to make his, because no single theme is enough.
** [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Leon Belmont.]] [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Rushing into a vampire's stronghold unarmed?]] Stupid. [[spoiler:Inadvertently providing Mathias with the means to gain immortality and begin his war against God as Dracula]]? Regrettable. [[{{Bishonen}} Most androgynous protagonist in series history?]] Probably. But only one man [[BadassBoast has the gall to vow to kill]] ''[[Series/XPlay an entire time of day]]'', hand the GrimReaper's skeletal ass to him on a silver platter (and explain to him just ''how'' he did so), and raise [[BadassFamily a clan of badasses]] for the sole purpose of (bears repeating) ''[[NarmCharm killing an entire time of day]]'' and every single stinking hellish fiend that tries to get in their way. ''That'' man, ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PrHEelh5oo is Leon Belmont.]]
** And on the evil side, we have Slogra, aka Berigan, aka [[http://www.terriblehands.com/dctp/slogra.html THE MAN!!!]] As the old adage goes, "Where you stand, he's gonna land!"
* ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'''s Salvage Corvette (really).
** Just from a gameplay example: imagine a Tiidani heavy cruiser merrily laying waste to your capital ship fleet. Ambush it with a small contingent of 'vettes and, if you're lucky, you'll be the proud new owner of a ''free'' cruiser.
* [[VideoGame/Left4Dead NO ZOMBIE IS SAFE FROM CHICAGO TED]].
** I have a Steam friend by the name of Chicago Ted. When I met him, he mentioned something about getting bored of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''...
** Search urbandictionary for Chicago Ted. Go on, We'll wait.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5444918/1/The_Chronicles_Most_Excellent_of_bChicago_b_bTed_b_Esq It gets worse.]]
** Eilis' buddy Keith. For someone who is never once shown onscreen and may or may not be real, he's quite the badass. He has suffered from third degree burns over 95% of his body twice (once making fireworks, once deep-frying turkey), lost two fingers and a toe to frostbite, broke both of his legs after driving his car off a cliff, built a shack out of mud, been stabbed by a homeless man, got tear gassed by the police, snuck a paintball gun on a roller coaster, got attacked by an alligator, bombed by the military (among the bombs, Ellis claims, were nerve gas and cluster bombs), drowned in the Tunnel of Love, got cut up by his own "bumper-car" lawn mower leaving him with wounds over 90% of his body, got cement paved over him in a sewer after falling down an open manhole, lived in a graveyard for a year after getting kicked out of his house, hung spit on the overhang in the Tunnel of Love, fell off a roller coaster onto the tracks with the ride still going, got a tattoo on his forehead saying "I'm a moron" for $200, ate three pounds of raw chicken (The in game subtiles say catfish), turned a recreation of colonial times into a raccoon fight in his backyard, drove across a river without using the bridge, married a couple, and would have even gotten married himself, had he not ran away from his own wedding.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'''s Isaac Clarke: curb stomping legions of alien zombies and cutting up monsters with his mighty power tool is all part of the job (also to save his girlfriend).
** Oh, and he [[VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale fought]] [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Zeus]] and won.
* Kratos, VillainProtagonist of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series. Given that he fought his way out of Hell on three separate occasions, and [[spoiler:killed the Three Fates, even after they decided he wouldn't,]] it's entirely justified.
** Pit, KidIcarus himself, did it seventeen years before him, though.
*** Pit did it once, and his hell was a bit more family friendly than any time Kratos saw it. Also, Pit defeated Medusa using three sacred relics. Kratos ripped her head off and used it as a weapon... while it was still alive.
*** That's Kratos's response to anything immortal when he doesn't have an ultimate weapon handy. So far, he did it to Medusa, [[spoiler:Eurayle, and according to the demo, Helios.]]
*** [[spoiler: And what did he do with the head of Helios? He used it as a ''flashlight.'']]
** Come God of War III, Kratos has gained a reputation as a walking ''apocalypse.''
** Listing everything badass Kratos did would be a category in and of itself. Hell, he can even score [[SexyManInstantHarem instant threesomes]].
*** The ultimate sign. Kratos managed to, by sheer badassery, score a place in ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|9}}''. That's not the impresive part. Every other character then said this was unfair. Wizard gods, machines built for fighting, karate masters and the lord of the dead all thought being pitted against Kratos was just too much.
** Kratos is so badass, he put the smackdown on Thanatos in Ghost of Sparta. For those unawhere, Thanatos was a god that the Titans and that GODS THEMSELVES feared. While Hades is the god of the underworld, Thanatos was the God of DEATH. Yes, Kratos BEAT DEATH to DEATH.
* What, [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia the other Kratos gets no mention?]] His sexy voice, CoolSword, roguish alignment, angel wings, theme song, hot (but dead) wife and BETRAYAL OF HEAVEN ought to qualify to be as good or better than [[VideoGame/GodOfWar the Kratos that most people know.]]
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem''. Heck, his character is ''supposed'' to be seen as a Memetic Badass.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Or a parody of one.]] Either way, he's still more than capable of doing awesome things.
** This is the reason ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' was in DevelopmentHell for a good 12 or so years. The devs had to keep on scrapping the project because they knew that the chickenscratch they kept coming up with wouldn't do him any justice. When you [[MemeticMutation bet on the Duke]], you do it ''right''.
* ''GaiaOnline'' has, in its 'casual' MMO ''zOMG'', the BonusBoss Landshark. Players roughly describe it as "what would happen if Chuck Norris used a Shark Attack spell".
* Gabriel Angelos, [[FanNickname aka Cap'n Gabe]], in DawnOfWar 2. It doesn't hurt that his [[TheCavalry arrival]] lets you turn the ''[[AnticlimaxBoss final boss fight]]'' into a f***ing CurbStompBattle.
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', KeithDavid (yes, [[AsHimself THE]] [[AdamWesting Keith David]]) is respected by everyone, such that he became the Boss's running mate (and eventual Vice President) and Kinzie rescued him before rescuing you.
* On GameFAQs, it seems Captain [=MacMillan=] of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty [[ModernWarfare 4]]'' and Sergeant Reznov of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' are Memetic Badasses, the former despite being present for two missions, spending half the second one with a leg injury. Captain Price in all his porn-stache glory isn't one.
** Captain Price isn't a Memetic Badass, he's a canonical Badass. As for [=MacMillan=], spending half of the mission with a leg injury just makes it more badass that he still lays down covering fire for you.
*** The same goes for Reznov, seeing as he not only survived and fought his hardest all the way from Stalingrad to Berlin, but did it with ''half a trigger finger''. All of his deliciously sadistic dialogue and his saving Petrenko (the player character) at the very end of the last mission certainly helped, too. Hell, he even has [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Sgt._Reznov an article]] on Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} that calls him the "alpha male of the human race"!
*** The same website has an article on the RedShirt Carmine from ''GearsOfWar''. To best sum up their opinion of him, their link to a more professional version of the article is God on ThatOtherWiki.
** RAMIREZ, DO EVERYTHING!
*** RAMIREZ! STOP THAT NUKE WITH YOUR RIOT SHIELD!
*** RAMIREZ! DESTROY THE RUSSIAN ARMY WITH THIS FRENCH FRY!
*** RAMIREZ! TAKE OUT THAT HIND WITH A THROWING KNIFE!
** To elaborate, [[PlayerCharacter Ramirez,]] a US Ranger and PlayerCharacter for half of the campaign, constantly gets ordered around by his superior Foley into literally doing everything. A bunch of Infantry Fighting Vehicles are attacking you position? Ramirez operates a predator drone and destroys them. Enemy snipers? Ramirez can counter snipe them. Column of enemy armor? Ramirez can take that Javelin and wipe every last tank out. A platoon of soldiers in the Burger Town? Ramirez has already killed them. It's gotten to the point where Ramirez is basically the USA's entire army.
* [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]]. How BadAss is this man? He has '''''[[UpToEleven fourteen]]''''' BadAss tropes on his character page. Surely that lets him qualify.
* The Tails Doll of ''VideoGame/SonicR'' infamy was an innocuous, debatably unsettling bonus character. From there, it escalated to a Bloody Mary-like figure.
** Does Shadow count? He even had his own presidential campaign website back in 2008. (Quaker and Bowen hosted it, and have since taken it down, although the link remains on the Tails Doll site.)
** Sonic himself certainly has quite a bit of fan exaggeration at how fast he can go. [[MeaningfulName Then again...]]
*** His status as a badass is no exaggeration. In the span of [[LongRunners 20 years]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 he's]] [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles taken]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 down]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD countless]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure robotic armies]], [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 government military forces]], [[SonicAndTheSecretRings an evil genie]], [[SonicAndTheBlackKnight an evil version of King Arthur]], [[VideoGame/SonicColors extra terrestrial]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, ''extra dimensional {{Eldritch Abomination}}s,'' [[ShadowTheHedgehog living weapons of mass destruction]], [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries dimension-traveling antagonists]], the PolygonCeiling, and ''[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Physical]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Gods]].'' [[spoiler: One of which, the God of Destruction, he took out ''[[VideoGame/SonicGenerations WITHOUT his super mode]]'']]. To many protagonists, this would be a lifetime adventure. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday To Sonic, this is just another day for him.]]
*** The ultimate proof of Sonic's badassery: If ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' couldn't stop him, what chance does anything else have?
** [[SuperMode Super Sonic]] can only be played with a console that has Blast Processing. Using him on anything else will cause it to crash because it cannot process that much awesomeness.
** To Say nothing of [[MagnificentBastard Dr. Robotnik/Eggman]]. Oh, you destroyed his doom ship? ''He has another one as back-up''. Planning to pull one over him with a fake MineralMacGuffin? ''He'll trap you in a capsule rigged with explosives, [[YouJustToldMe because you told him.]]'' Going SuperMode to stop his latest ploy? ''He already set a trap just to take the Chaos Emeralds from you, turn you into a furry [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Werehog]], and then send you plummeting into the Earth's atmosphere''. [[XanatosSpeedchess No matter what your counter-plan is, he's always two steps ahead of you]]. [[TheChessmaster Defeating him?]] All part of his plan. '''''All Of It.'''''
*** Even moreso once ''SonicColors'' (and to a lesser extent ''SonicUnleashed'') finally stopped his VillainDecay to that point that [[spoiler: he teams up with an alternate version of himself in ''SonicGenerations'' to take control of an EldritchAbomination and fuck with the space-time continuum...and manages to stay in control of it ''the entire time''.]]
*** And in SonicLostWorld, he still remains badass after yet again having his BigBad status usurped [[spoiler: only to come from behind and take it back at the very end of the game.]]
* In the genre of sports games, there has never been, or never will be, a greater athlete than ''Tecmo Bowl'''s Bo Jackson.
** TOUCHDOWN THURMAN THOMAS
** Brazilians would think that's Allejo, from ''International Superstar Soccer Deluxe''.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': SAXTON HALE, Australian CEO. If you're not satisfied with his fine line of spy articles, you can take it up with him!
** Some people think they can outsmart Heavy Weapons Guy. Maybe. Maybe. But we've yet to meet one that can outsmart '''[[Memes/TeamFortress2 boolit]]'''.
*** Yes we have. SAXTON HALE!
** Saxton Hale can capture points whilst ubercharged. And cloaked. And disguised. With his bare damn hands!
** He even has his own [[http://saxtonhalefacts.net/ facts site]].
** SunTzu, at least according to the Soldier.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/f05xm.jpg Demopan]] is becoming this.
* Hailed by the heavens, Earth, and people, ''the one and only'' '''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue BANG SHISHIGAMI]]''' is now here!
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYKPmkOF-z8 BANG BANG BANG BAAAAAANG!]]'''
** God-Tier George XIII.
** [[BigBad Ha]][[FauxAffablyEvil z]][[{{Troll}} a]][[BadassInANiceSuit m]][[PopCulturedBadass a]] has become this in some circles of the internet.
** Also, [[CoolOldGuy Va]][[BattleButler lk]][[GeniusBruiser en]][[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent ha]][[UndyingLoyalty yn]].
** A rare ''female'' MemeticBadass in the form of [[GoodOldFisticuffs M]][[ActionGirl a]][[GenkiGirl k]][[LittleBitBeastly o]][[MsFanservice t]][[MegatonPunch o]].
* [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy The Kid]] doesn't stay dead. Besides, are you willing to argue against someone who killed [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 a demonic dragon, a technological genius]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 a dream-manipulating toad]], [[{{Metroid}} a brain capable of ending your lives without a second thought]], two of the greatest warriors who ever lived, [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} a vampire]], two sacred guardians, as well as [[LukeIAmYourFather his own father]]?
* After the game was reviewed by the Hungarian 'Bad PC Games' webseries, the {{AFGNCAAP}} of Airborne Hero became the legendary [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENuQyBuc64I Dick Assman]] (not related to the gas station owner of the same name).
* Pablo Sanchez of ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]''. If you look on youtube for the comments on any video about the best player in the game (the video makers' opinions range from Maria Luna to Nomar), there will always be comments about Pablo as a Badass, mostly because [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench he speaks Spanish]]. [[spoiler: [[EasterEgg Though he really doesn't.]]]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} ALEX FUCKING MERCER]].
* In [[StarCraft Starcraft II]] We have General Horace Warfield, who even before acquiring his MemeticBadass status beats a hydralisk to death with his bare, well [[PowerArmor power armored]] hands, takes [[AscendedMeme terrible, terrible damage]], survives enough poison to kill an Ultralisk, then gets his arm amputated and replaced with an ArmCannon.
** The [[MemeticMutation proper phrasing]] is that he punched a Hydralisk INNA FACE. ''TO DEATH.''
* In ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}: Fall of Man'', whenever you played co-op, the second player was an unnamed African-American soldier with no relation to the plot and no spoken lines (and coincidentally [[TokenMinority the only black guy]] in the game). He's actually a representation of a real-life QA tester whose hard work was awarded by the game designers putting his likeness into the game. That doesn't stop some of the fans from calling him "the greatest video game character of all time", and jokingly point out how Hale is wrongfully credited for the random black dude's epic heroism.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', Old Lady Palmer and Deputy Weld have both been given "badass" status by various communities.
** In-universe, The Lone Wanderer is this according to Three Dog, for [[BigGood good]] or [[DarkMessiah bad]].
* [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Mr. Zurkon requires no nanotech to survive, Mr. Zurkon lives on fear!]]
** Mr. Zurkon shall spare your life, puny alien. PSYCH! Mr. Zurkon lives only to kill!
* [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Gordon Freeman]] receives this treatment [[ShroudedInMyth inside]] and outside of the games. By the second game he has become so legendary due to his actions in the first that the interdimensional alien empire [[OhCrap collectively crap their pants]] at ''the mere sight of him'', and LaResistance members and Vortigaunts especially are constantly in awe of him. The fandom meanwhile considers him to be an unstoppable killing machine equivalent to planet-destroying superweapons (with is [[OneManArmy techincally true]]). Also, the reason he [[HeroicMime never speaks]] is because doing so would [[Film/{{Dogma}} cause peoples' heads to explode]].
** How badass is Gordon Freeman? [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Drop him in the 41st Millenium, where there is only war,]] and [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Half_Life_40k he hardly bats an eyelid.]]
*** No love for Adrian Shepard? Drop him in the same place and he will be extremely close to catching Gordon, but he will never quite reach him. He is The Shepard to Gordon's The One Free Man.
** Lets see... the [[BadassArmy combine]] defeated the earth forces in [[CurbStompBattle seven hours]], yet they have trouble dealing with [[PersonOfMassDestruction Gordon Freeman]]. He lives in an Orwellian Police State, and he survives by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing the shit out of anybody who messes with him]]. Also, when he's attacked by combine, his friend Barney throws his signature crowbar to him, seemingly thinking that all he needs for beating a mighty, orwellian space empire to oblivion is a [[InfinityPlusOneSword crowbar]], and he's [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu RIGHT]]!
*** Barney himself is almost on the same level as Freeman, which caused the fans to worry when he didn't appear anywhere in the second episode despite having escaped the city before Freeman and Alyx.
* Mors' [[RightHandAttackDog dog]] in the ''GameOfThrones'' RPG can one-hit kill anyone he sneaks up behind. No warning, no chance to resist, no matter the strength of your armor, if the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep dog]] gets behind you, ''[[GameBreaker you die]]''.
* Duncan (or more specifically, his beard) of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gets this treatment, being considered unkillable due to the great power given to him by his beard. Bann Teagan also gets this treatment and is also a MemeticSexGod.
** All of them, however, pale before [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Sandal]], who can make hearts explode with his terrifying battlecry of ''"ENCHANTMENT!"''
*** Which may just be canon. How do you explain all the darkspawn he killed just by saying "Enchantment!" repeatedly?
** In-universe, [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is an example.
--> '''Random guy in the bar:''' I hear the Champion of Kirkwall sleeps on a bed made of the bones of a High Dragon. And he uses the Arishok's skull as a gravy boat.
* '''[[Franchise/MassEffect SIR ISAAC NEWTON IS THE DEADLIEST SONOVABITCH IN SPACE!]]'''
** More appropriately for that game...Shepard is this both out-universe AND in-universe. S/he became well-known in the first game for being the first human SPECTRE. By the time the second game rolls around, he/she is such a living legend that even though it's well known that [[spoiler: Shepard died two years before]], hardly anybody mentions that except in passing and no one is freaked out with talking to someone who should be [[spoiler: a corpse]]. Because it's ''Shepard'': [[spoiler: death]] is merely an inconvenience.
*** Not to mention that [[spoiler: as far as we know, the only reason Shepard was resurrected in the first place was because of his/her memetic badassitude in the fight against the Reapers.]]
*** Also remember: The Collectors killed him/her once, and all they did was piss him/her off.
*** Along with the fact that Shepard can use the Widow (normally a vehicle-mounted weapon modified to be a handheld sniper rifle; its recoil capable of breaking a man's arm), the Claymore (a shotgun tailored for ''Krogans''), the [[MoreDakka Revenant]] machine gun, and the [[{{BFG}} Cain]]. Shepard is a goddamn ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Devastator]]''.
*** Fighting the Shadow Broker involves quite a bit of punching him. Yes. [[MemeticMutation SHEPARD PAWNCH]] is effective against people four times the Commander's size.
*** Shepard: "I expected [the interrogation] to be more difficult." Thane: "Shepard, he was just a common criminal. You killed a ''Reaper''."
*** Keep something in mind: as of "The Arrival", [[EldritchAbomination the Reapers]] have [[WorthyOpponent acknowledged Shepard as a threat to his/her face.]] A race of multi-million year old [[NighInvulnerability semi-invincible machines,]] [[AbusivePrecursors who consider organic life forms lower than dirt and nothing but a curious accident,]] consider this ''[[{{Badass}} single human being]]'' to be the biggest threat they've had to deal with for millenia. ''That'' is badass-cred.
*** In the ''Leviathan DLC'' for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the Leviathan state that Shepard is the only thing that the Reapers have ''ever'' shown fear towards. [[spoiler: This is coming from the "[[AGodAmI Apex Race]]" who were the [[NeglectfulPrecursors accidental]] ''[[AbusivePrecursors creators]]'' of the Reapers to begin with]]! Their reaction to Shepard essentially boils down to "WhatTheHellAreYou!"
*** S\he is a MemeticBadass in game. Samantha has a riddle for you: what's the difference between a Krogan and Shepard? One's a headbutting PersonOfMassDestruction, the other has four testicles...[[BadAss well only has four testicles.]]
*** [[spoiler:Shepard personally kills four Reapers: Sovereign, the Human-Reaper, and about two Destroyers. [[labelnote:Note]]The first time s/he fought a Destroyer-class reaper, s/he had to summon a [[SandWorm Thresher Maw]] to help, so that does not count.[[/labelnote]] And for all of these, s/he was on foot.]]
*** "No matter what scars you bear... whatever uniform you wear... you can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiRDJLcYua0 you'll never be better than Commander Shepard]]!''"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iD9eTLDCHU Niftu Cal]], who is a [[LargeHam '''GREAT BIOTIC GOD!''']] He [[RunningGag ''thinks things''....and they '''happen.''']] He is a great wind that will sweep all before him like...[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment a ''great]] [[ShapedLikeItself wind!'']] [[spoiler: He'll destroy the universe after getting a nap]].
--->'''Shepard''': [[SarcasmMode "Charge."]]
** In certain corners of the internet, multiple characters get this. In no particular order...
** Garrus, who is [[RecycledInSpace Space]] Franchise/{{Batman}}. In the second game he takes on [[ThePunisher Frank Castle]] levels of badassitude. "How'd you manage to piss off every mercenary group in the Terminus Systems?" "It wasn't easy. I had to ''really'' work at it."
** [[BadassGrandpa Zaeed Massani]], who can't even go and get a drink at a bar without everyone around him dying horribly. The reason why Zaeed is the only survivor is because he is literally unkillable. He walks into a bar, gets set on fire, shot in the head multiple times, and has a bomb explode beneath him. He says "Give me a goddamn drink." ''Then'' everyone around him dies. He tells them "Suck it up, I've seen worse." Because ''he has''. Zaeed even got [[http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1518872 an entire thread]] dedicated to documenting his badassery on the Bioware forums. According to it, he:
*** Is Sean Connery's grandson.
*** Is actually spacer!Shepard's father.
*** Once had sex with a Krogan female once, and lived to tell about it. But he doesn't, because he's a gentleman.
*** Was scheduled to catch a bullet between his teeth, but the whole thing had to be called off because the bullet got scared.
*** And can interrupt a Renegade Interrupt.
** Kal'Reegar, who held the line against a entire squad of geth and a Colossus before Shepard got there, and is evidently the quarian Franchise/{{Rambo}}.
** Speaking of "holding the line," Captain Kirrahe, basically the Salarian version of Shepard. Bit of a cloaca though.
** Blasto, the first hanar Spectre, [[TheCasanova with a girl in every port]] and a gun in every tentacle. He's one big ShoutOut to Film/DirtyHarry. He was actually created as a memetic badass in the first place on the forums before even appearing.
* Pleinair from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' doesn't [[PowerFloats float]]; she [[LightningBruiser dodges the ground]].
* ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' has GSD. He is the first character the player has to escort, though it's more like GSD is escorting ''you''. The various theories for his blindness include God getting Scared, GSD believing that being sighted was too easy, and that he witnessed his own pwnage.
* [[AlphaProtocol The Gelato Man is behind everything.]] [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning Killing him was all part of the plan.]]
* According to DanielRemar, Youtube user Reallyjoel's dad is the best gamer to have ever lived. There used to be a difficulty level suited to his skill, but he beat it so hard it ceased to exist.
** ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysykKz4mBFY a hidden Reallyjoel's dad difficulty level]] with an impossible time limit, no stat increases (and thus 2 HP), no health items, and a barrier at the end of the first level falsely telling you it will open if you kill all enemies. It is patently impossible.
** ''VideoGame/HeroCore'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfM3vtVlCTw a hidden Reallyjoel's dad difficulty level]] which IS possible, in theory--you are just dumped in a room with every boss in the game at the same time. Both, however, treat you to humorously modified intro scenes.
--->After untying his blindfold, he stood up from the vat of burning coals and said: "That was a tough game. I almost had to use ''two'' toes!"
** In ''VideoGame/HyperPrincessPitch'' the equivalent difficulty level is called "Reallyjoel's Mom", as [[IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels all difficulties in the game are named something feminine]] (Combat ''Lady'', War ''Queen'', ''Goddess'' of Explosions, etc). The enemies are powered up to the point that the first ones you encounter (which normally die in one hit and slowly walk towards you to inflict CollisionDamage) move super fast, take a ridiculous number of hits to destroy, and rapidly fire fast moving projectiles. You will '''not''' make it past the first room unless you're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCc1jRjH0VE playing tool-assisted]].
* Nine Ball from ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' (no relation to that other one), to both fans and in-game. The title given to those that get to the spot of "Number 1 Raven" is "Ninebreaker" simply because he [[spoiler: actually, "it"]] was that much of a BadAss and held the spot of Number 1 for so long. And pretty much the mantra for every new AC title in the works is "Is Nine Ball gonna be in it?" This is despite, or rather because of, the fact that Nine Ball [[ThatOneBoss personifies]] NintendoHard in AC.
** Think that's badassed enough for him? Well, he [[spoiler: ''appears in [[VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode R]] as a second to last boss fight!'' That's right! He's so badass that he fights with damn near any known badass from countless mecha animes. And YOU even get to experience the power of Nineball yourself!]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' Community has a notable member named Eboshidori, A.K.A. Creator of the [[BestBossEver Best Bosses Ever]] A.K.A the most awesome Fraxian in existance A.K.A. Your Lord And Savior.
* Anthony Higgs, from ''MetroidOtherM'', has taken on a life of his own in terms of memetic badassery. it is said that if he and Armstrong Houston (the other memetic badass from Metroid) were to meet, the universe would implode from the sheer awesome.
* ProfessorLayton has no equal in his universe. If he wanted to rule the world, he could do so over a weekend, and that's even taking time out for tea. He is the greatest puzzle-solving, sword-fighting, car-driving, bullet-dodging, device-making, detective/archaeologist in existence. He is also very modest. Also, his level of epic exponentially increases between games.
* [[SpaceChannel5 Mr. Blank]]. You can send him out to space, force him to dance, stick him inside a TV and he WILL NOT DIE. Hell, he was wearing the Kamina shades BEFORE Kamina did. And they were PINK.
* Boone from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. He headshots the Sun five seconds before it appears over the horizon.
** [[PostMortemOneLiner Thumbs down, you son of a bitch.]]
** Why not just the whole [[BadassCrew 1st Recon]] team?
-->'''[[CatchPhrase "The last thing you never see."]]'''
** And then there's Joshua Graham, who is this in-universe for being possibly the one man that not even Boone could kill. If five confirmed shots from [[BadassCrew 1st Recon]], getting blown up at Boulder City and finally [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill getting covered in pitch, set on fire and tossed into the Grand Canyon]] couldn't kill him, then what can? [[spoiler: Asides from the Courier?]] all with a .45 caliber pistol and nothing else.
** The Courier is one as well. ''In-universe.'' The Powder Gangers call him/her the Grim Fucking Reaper and every faction wants them to help them win the war. Cass describes it best.
---> ''"Don't fuck with the man who delivers your mail."''
** This also applies to Ulysses: he went through ''literally'' everything the Courier went through: the first three {{DLC}}s are just tests by him of the Courier.
*** Also, he survived where even the greatest of Caesar's Legion ''and'' the NCR became [[AndIMustScream monstrous ghouls]] wearing nothing more than a filtration mask and a sleeveless jacket.
*** Did we forget to mention his massive nuclear stockpile?
** Legate Lanius is an in-universe example: He is specifically built up by Caesar as TheDreaded for someone that both the Legion and the NCR fears. His most dangerous aspect isn't his skill in combat (though that itself is certainly impressive) but his reputation as a legendary and unstoppable butcher. However, as Ulysses points out, this can be used against him. He cannot afford to damage his reputation with defeat, so if the player can [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath convince him that he cannot win the war]], he can be convinced to retreat.
* VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption gives us Herbert Moon. Sorry, Herbert MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!
** "YOU EAT BABIES!!!"
* From ''{{Freespace}}'': Alpha 1 (aka the player character). A fighter pilot so amazing that he can take down entire fleets of enemy ships on his own, and is TheAlliance's greatest weapon.
** Also [[VideoGame/TieFighter the Empire's]].
** Parodied relentlessly in the ''Just Another Day'' joke campaigns, in which the universe ends if Alpha 1 ever dies ([[DontExplainTheJoke because he's the player character]]), ''[[NoFourthWall and everyone is aware of this!]]''
* NO ONE CAN STOP MR. DOMINO!
* [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Flint Paper can kill ''anything''!]]
* [[MetalSlug Allen sends you home to mama!]] Not only can he take more bullets than any tank, weapon or enemy machine, but he also wanders around below freezing temperature with nothing but a machine gun and a pair of shorts. He has been swallowed by a killer whale which spit his bones out, and returned later to fight you again! And he can kill you with a casual whip of his [[BadassBandolier ammo]]. Nothing can stop his resolve to return to his wife and son at the end of the day.
* The Rock is the deadliest enemy you will encounter in ''AgarestSenki''. It's so deadly, that the BigBad of the game couldn't win against the party without the help of one Boulder itself.
** As far as player characters go, the [[BadassFamily Raglen family is made of pure badass]], with Rex in particular reigning supreme. Vashtor has reached this status due to his amazing strategies, mixed with his [[TokenEvilTeammate lack of moral compass]]. And then there's Reverie. A young girl, relatively unimportant when compared to the rest of the cast, and yet she's the only one who can wield the spear that belonged to the ''freaking god of war'' (not that ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' mind you).
** Usually, when you're on the receiving end of a LimitBreak Combination Attack, you cower with fear. The "Fairy" {{Mook}} (and its different kinds) however ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHL9fYlYb88&feature=related eat an apple before getting all clobbered up]]'' like it was just a random encounter! Take note, the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill attack]] is formed up by an elf who has the protection of the highest light god and the three protagonists [[spoiler: who are ''the {{Reincarnation}} of the dark god!'']]
* ''CarmenSandiego'', an agent gone thief ForTheEvulz. She's SophisticatedAsHell, and you're probably rooting for her honestly. She can swipe [[MonumentalTheft the Mason-Dixion Line]] without much trouble.
* [[ColonelBadass Colonel]]. [[KillZone Mael. Radec]]. Awesome incarnate, so badass he makes other Helghast look like ISA pussies. You think you beat him at the end of Killzone 2? Ha! Radec got so bored fighting you, that he killed himself so he could respawn somewhere more intresting.
* LegendOfMana: InUniverse, Mr. Moti the Dancing Turban Man. His Encyclopedia entry reads: "He is everywhere. He sees all."
* In the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series, [[SuikodenV Georg Prime]] is this for the good side and [[SuikodenII Luca Blight]] is this for the bad side. Unfortunately, there's no way these two can clash swords together [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny and find out who would win.]]
* Jebediah "Jeb" Kerman, of the VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram, laughs in the face of danger. Literally ''and'' figuratively. Possibly half [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress dorf]], but the jury's still out on that one.
** [[http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/forum/showthread.php/2441-Show-off-your-awesome-KSP-Pictures-Presented-By-Venku-Rocketry-International?p=32018&viewfull=1#post32018 "Jeb still gives no fucks even when he can see the rear of the spaceship out the front windows."]]
** Kicks spaceship parts, and they explode.
* Thanks to Linkara's LetsPlay, Ensign Munro of ''VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce''.
* ModernWarfare has [=MacMillan=]. [=CoD=] fans have made countless Chuck Norris-esque facts about him and begged for his return in [=MW2=] and 3. [[spoiler: They got their wish: VideoGame/ModernWarfare3 reveals that codename Baseplate, the SAS commander, is [=MacMillan=].]]
* ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' gives us The Great Mizuti. How badass is Mizuti? [[spoiler:She's a fourteen year old girl. Who fights gods by tackling them.]]
* [[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha's]] [[HotBloodedSideburns sideburns]].
* Male_07, an incidental character from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', has become a symbol of GarrysMod after his role as [[{{Concerned}} Gordon Frohman]] and [[HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences John Freeman]].
* [[MortalKombat Sub-Zero]] ([[VideoGame/MortalKombat the original]], although it's frequently overlapped with [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 his younger and more popular brother]] as well) is something of a meta example, as he and his infamous [[OffWithHisHead "Spine Rip"]] Fatality ''are responsible for the creation of the ESRB''. That's right, he's more or less '''''the father of the ESRB.'''''
* "[[{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} TRAITOROUS DOG! YOUR LIFE ENDS HERE!]]"
* [[PlayerCharacter The]] [[BadAssArmy Starfleet]] [[TheCaptain Captain]] in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' [[OneManArmy rapidly reaches]] this status in-universe.
* Steve?, the player character of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. Beating animals to death with his bare hands. Fitting cubic tons of material [[HammerSpace into his pockets.]] Swimming up waterfalls. Going for days without sleep. Yes, truly [[ButForMeItWasTuesday an average day in the life]].
* Thanks to ''[[VideoGame/WinnieThePoohsHomeRunDerby Winnie The Pooh]]'''s ''[[NintendoHard Home Run Derby]]'', Redditors and 4channers everywhere have declared Christopher Robin to be a sadistic, condescending EldritchAbomination.
** Owl and Tigger sometimes get this treatment too, but it's usually Christopher who shows up in the edits as something akin to [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Gigyas]].
* [[LeagueOfLegends Mundo goes where he pleases]].
** WELCOME TO THE LEAGUE OF DRAAAAAAVEN!
* Iron Knight Tarkus of DarkSouls, a summoned character that you can call to help you with an area boss, can easily solo the boss on his own. The boss in question is the Iron Golem of Sen's Fortress, one of the most physically imposing and powerful bosses in the game, and one with impressive physical defense. Tarkus fights this gigantic beast in physical combat, and bests him easily. Odds are, at this point in the game, you can't, and wouldn't be able to for some time. [[MemeticMutation Tarkus is better at the game than you.]]
** Except when it comes to [[spoiler: balancing on the ceiling-beams of a cathedral - his corpse can be found on the floor near the painting. This also means he ''survived'' the fall itself, which the player can't do, but couldn't continue on in that state]].
* Creator/NinjaKiwi made a perfect god among bloon popping towers: The Super Monkey. He fires faster than a machine gun & can target enemies from a big distance. When the going gets tough, he can switch to laser vision & gain more range. When the going gets tougher, he can switch to plasma & gain '''Epically huge range'''. He's so amazing that he can turn into a PhysicalGod who kills his foes with the energy of the sun or a robot who can target 2 different enemies at once.
** That last pragraph was just for his BloonsTowerDefense appearences. VideoGame/{{Bloons Super Monkey}} makes him out to be Ninja Kiwi's most badass character. His powers include spiked balls that turn into bursts of darts when they strike bloons, [[WhipItGood whips]] made of plasma, a beam of pure bloon destruction, an octuplet of glaives that rotate around him & ''an entire fiesta-full of others''.
** Not even the [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace depths of space]] or the bottom of the ocean can stop him from ripping the bloons several new ones.
* [[Videogames/MetalGear Solid Snake]]. Acknowledged in Universe, as he's known as "The man who makes the Impossible possible". And consider this guy has taken on a ''Tank'' with only a bunch of ''hand grenades'', took down multiple gunships of varied calibers and '''three''' of the eponymous Metal Gears '''''on foot'''''. He also took on countless of superpowered freaks, as well as his own brothers, who are equally as tough as him, without any special power on his own, ''despite'' being stated he was, in fact, the ''inferior'' copy of Big Boss!
** His father, Big Boss, is just as much. Back on his days as Naked Snake, he took on The COBRA Unit, defeated his mentor, who helped won WWII with the aforementioned COBRA Unit, fought as many Superweapons as his son, also on foot! Add his MemeticSexGod Status and you have THE natural-born leader.
*** Not to mention the fact that he's able to aim with his ''blind eye''. How? Because fuck you, he's Big Boss!
** The final boss of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] reached this level soon after the game's release. As it turns out, [[spoiler:Nanomachines]] and [[spoiler:playing college ball for the University of Texas]] are the best superpowers in the Metal Gear universe.
* That's the result of Gmod community in action. What they've done to ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' is especially interesting.
** Ellis in game is a playful survivor who has a fondness for adrenaline, but the community has turned this UpToEleven. Any problem in the Gmod world can be apparently solved by giving Ellis an adrenaline shot, turning him into an unstoppable weapon. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpjANuayCKI Three are even better.]]
** Same thing with Louis, his [[MemeticMutation peelz]] and the feats he is able to perform to get them.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has J.C. Denton. J.C., of course, stands for "Jesus Christ", if you didn't know. Do you know why it's always night in ''Deus Ex''? [[http://jcdentonfacts.110mb.com/ Because the Sun is afraid of J.C.]]
* Garrett: the greatest [[VideoGame/{{Thief}} thief]] the world has ''never'' seen.
* [[SNKBoss SNK's fighting game bosses]] will kick your ass and your wallet's ass too.
* [[Dota2 Axe]] can kill people with his beard. It does not matter how many ways you are immune to death, you die anyway.
* If you find yourself in a fight with Corvo Attano of {{VideoGame/Dishonored}}, an NPC guard advises his junior colleague in-game, just try to make a lot of noise when you die to give the rest of the squad plenty of warning. And that was ''before'' a ChaoticNeutral deity gave him [[EmpoweredBadassNormal magic powers]].
* Meta-example: Likely because the old arcade tradition of 3-letter nicknames is still well and alive in some gaming circles in Japan, the acronym of "TAS" for "Tool-Assisted {{Speedrun}}" has spawned tongue-in-cheek references to a supposedly godly gamer who goes by the nickname of "TAS". "Playaround" TAS videos are often tagged with "TASさんの休日", which translates to "TAS's Day Off".
** Likewise, Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} has an article for the enigmatic [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/AAA AAA]], the greatest gamer who ever lived.
* [[VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors Zeke an Julie.]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser Killing hordes of monsters with waterguns and soda? Check!]] [[MadeOfIron Survivng getting a chainsaw across the belly and getting flattened by a Giant Baby? Check!]] Your Neighborhood is safe if they are still alive!