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[[folder: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]
* [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]], believe it or not. Throughout the episode "Dragonshy", her fear of giant dragons gets in the way of her friends' pursuit of said dragon. When that dragon [[BerserkButton actually hurts them]], the timid Fluttershy "[[BewareTheNiceOnes ponies up]]" and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath gives it a stern talking to]] (which [[OcularGushers drives it to tears]]), before calming down and convincing it to leave.
** She's had this from the very beginning. FriendToAllLivingThings or not, it takes guts to fearlessly confront a rampaging manticore. Other notable creature-related instances include "The Stare Master", where Fluttershy manages a DeathGlare that lets her ''outstare a [[TakenForGranite cockatrice]]'', and "It's About Time," where she effortlessly subdues ''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cerberus]]''.
** It's not all about animals, either. In "The Return of Harmony," she manages to outfly ''Rainbow Dash'' and shrugs off the BigBad's attempts at MoreThanMindControl, which were effective on the rest of the cast.
** And in Season 3 she [[spoiler:gets said BigBad to make a (sorta) HeelFaceTurn. As of Season 4, she is actually the ''only'' thing that keeps him under control, and he's a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper!]] Fluttershy definitely deserves her reputation.
** Oh, and God help you if you don't love her. '''[[UnstoppableRage YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE HER!!!]]'''
* Pinkie Pie: RealityWarper FourthWallObserver ManicPixieDreamGirl. Also helps that RealMenWearPink.
* [[http://1d4chan.org/images/0/04/Ponyfinder_april1st.jpg Don't forget about]] [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash!]]
** [[http://www.screwattack.com/shows/originals/death-battle/death-battle-starscream-vs-rainbow-dash Rainbow Dash vs G1 Starscream?]] Rainbow Dash wins by [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp]]!
* TheFashionista Rarity kicks manticores in the face and threatens to rip a group of [[TeensAreMonsters adolescent dragons]] to pieces. That's all that needs to be said.
* [[BadassNormal Applejack]]'s physical prowess has proven enough to stun even Rainbow Dash speechless.
* Was there ever any doubt that [[MilesGloriosus the Great and Powerful Trixie]] is considered this?
%%* [[TheBigGuy Big Macintosh]].
* {{Fanon}} has been known to put both [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]] and [[TheRockStar Vinyl Scratch]] on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5gvjHGJEe0 equal footing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sob1t-iUCmE&t=3m17s with Discord]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu himself]], solely through [[ThePowerOfRock their musical ability]].
%%* But none stand up to [[CompanionCube Tom Dan]]!!
* [[KillerRabbit Angel]] is the ''[[TestosteronePoisoning manliest bunny in all of fiction]]!''
* The tortoise Tank, who won himself more than a few fans thanks to [[TheDeterminator his sheer persistence]], [[http://bronies.memebase.com/2011/11/24/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-tank-simply-walks-into-mordor/ simply walks into]] [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Mordor]].
* In-universe example in the form of [[ALoadOfBull Iron Will]], a tough-guy motivational speaker who constantly refers to himself in the [[ThirdPersonPerson third person]] and even borrows phrases from Creator/MrT. He's gotten a bit of this out-of-universe as well.
* Owlowiscious: he took on a frickin dragon!
* Their names are so important they can't be held to just one syllable. They face down opponents, be it cockatrice, manticore or Discord without breaking a sweat. Princess Celestia has a cutie mark of them. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp_33Wefayc They are the most interesting ponies in the world.]]
* Zecora, as [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?677199-MLP-FiM-Thread-14-Zecora-s-Everfree-Forest-Hut/page21 this thread]] concludes.
-->Zecora is a zebra who thinks that life is just ''too easy''. She doesn't just travel abroad, she moves to a country where the residents have barely even heard of zebras. She learns a second language, then masters it so thoroughly that she phrases everything in rhyme just to make it harder on herself. And before she even knew the residents were afraid of her, she voluntarily chose to live in the monster-infested hellhole that is the nearby forest, because she doesn't truly feel alive unless there's a creeper staring at her through her front door every morning.
-->-So, basically, Zecora is one of those gamers who insist on always playing at the highest difficulty level. And her game...is life.
* Princess Cadance is credited with the death of the only villain on the show to be killed (it was a team effort, but she lead the team) and considers fighting a [[SandWorm giant worm monster]] to be a refreshing change off pace. This has earned her a minor reputation in the fandom as a monster fighter/slayer.

* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** [[BigGood Optimus Prime]] is sometimes known as Robo-Jesus, or Optimus Christ. He dies for your sins in every series.
--->''"There's no more time for mistakes! The world needs a [[TheLeader LEADER]], [[BigElectricSwitch Now!]]''\\
''"Yes, Skylynx. AND THIS TIME, [[BadassBoast NO FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE CAN STOP ME!]]"''
** Possibly {{lampshaded}} in WesternAnimation/BeastWars when a holy scripture has Megatron as the ''AntiChrist.'' (Then again, this was a different Megatron the scripture was reffering to, but still....
** And also from WesternAnimation/BeastWars, we have Dinobot, who is the REAL [[MemeticMutation Raptor Jesus]].
** The longest time Prime [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR337nQnYxs ever spent dead was three seasons.]] The shortest time he has spent dead was 75 seconds in TransformersAnimated - and he died in the third episode. Which was part of a three-episode-intro.
*** He was only dead for 3-4 seconds in [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse the Prime Cartoon]] but it *did* require the sacrifice of a [[PercussiveMaintenance fix everything]] magic hammer to bring him back that quickly.
** [[TransformersTheMovie "Soundwave, Superior."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** There is an InUniverse example with professional ice-skater Brian Boitano. He was originally used in the pre-pilot short ''Jesus Vs. Santa,'' and then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T49m1TNboE&feature=fvwp&NR=1 gained true Badass status]] in TheMovie.
** In a case of life imitating art, Brian Boitano actually does skate to "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" on occasion.
*** And he got a cooking show called "What Would Brian Boitano Make". That song may have resurrected his career...
** Do not. Screw. With. Jesus. At least not in Colorado.
--->(Jesus is talking to two Iraqis, with his hands up.)
--->"Yea, look upon me and know me. My children, you should know something ... (pulls a knife out of his sleeve) ... I'm packing!"
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[CuteBruiser Toph]], who is not blind, but merely incapable of seeing anyone less awesome than she is, and [[CoolOldGuy Iroh]], who was not pulling himself up while training in prison, he was pushing the Fire Nation down. Toph even gets this InUniverse, one of her students is suprised to learn Toph had parents, believing she had birthed herself from a stone.
** Wang Fire. [[spoiler: Don't you even dare ''suggest'' that he is the bearded alter ego of Sokka.]] The giant drill used [[spoiler: to attack Ba Sing Se]] was originally built as a 1/8th scale model of [[GagPenis Wang Fire's Wang]]. Which is [[AscendedMeme acknowledged]] in a mini-comic about Sokka infiltrating the Fire Nation military using that name. It ended with him pretending to be killed while taking out a waterbender and earthbender, and being remembered as a hero. The Avatar has to deal with ''one'' firebender. [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CEAkOMA8acc/SRZGsigVemI/AAAAAAAABLo/9O7Z2Rrf668/wangfirecg5.jpg Private Wang Fire]] [[OneManArmy has to deal with the]] ''[[OneManArmy rest]]''.
** Sokka often has fans exaggerate his intelligence from "competent strategist and inventor" to "rivals [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Ozymandias]]." Since he took out a fleet of war balloons with just two other fighters and invented ''both'' dirigibles '''and''' submersibles, he could be a '''''realistic''''' Ozymandias -- capable of repeated moments of inventive and strategic genius, but still only human. Einstein didn't discover relativity every day. Considering ''Leonardo Da Vinci'' only theorized this kind of thing, whereas Sokka not only came up with the concept but designed functional units, and, in the case of the submersables, put the design into practice for the first time ''the week they would be used for an invasion'', calling him an engineering genius may be understating it. Okay, he started out as a "competent strategist and inventor", but after he TookALevelInBadass he became the SteamPunk [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Ozymandias]].
** [[GadgeteerGenius The Mechanist]] designed and built the first war balloon; Sokka merely helped him with a design flaw, and Fire Nation engineers turned it from that into the massive airships we see in season 3. As for the submersible, Sokka merely came up with the idea. It was the Machinist who made it work.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra, without fail. And you've gotta [[http://memegenerator.net/Deal-With-It-Korra deal with it]].
** Lin Beifong, much like her mother Toph Beifong, has achieved this due to stealing the show in every fight scene she's in. [[spoiler:Her HeroicSacrifice has only further fueled her Memetic Badassery and strangely has also increased her mother's.]]
** [[BigBad Amon.]] Even before the series started, he was considered a badass by the fans. The fact that he became a MagnificentBastard in record time and resisted the effects of [[spoiler:bloodbending]] have only fueled this further.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Eddy's brother. [[spoiler: At least until TheMovie came along.]]
** Ed can [[SuperStrength throw houses]] and built an elevator to the moon out of random junk. And he's the idiot.
** Eddy once [[MikeNelsonDestroyerofWorlds ate the SUN]].
** [[GadgeteerGenius Edd]] can make a candy-hunting satellite out of cardboard, rubber bands, and a tube of toothpaste.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' incarnation of Dr. Robotnik and his [[YouTubePoop Pingas]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'',
** Jenny Jones, a girl that once callously told [[TinMan Red Tornado]] he had no feelings. This was escalated by [[Website/FourChan /co/]] from being a complete brat to a CreepyChild that says horrible and nihilistic personal insults to a NighInvulnerable UltimateEvil which survived, among other things, being raped by Pedobear, being shot at by KungFuJesus, a blast by {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s Omega Sanction (which [[CrowningMomentOfFunny missed her because she was too small of a target]]), the [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Falcon]] [[MemeticBadass Punch]], ThePowerOfLove, and assault by the Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann, [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} having her lines of death cut]], the efforts of the Comicbook/GreenLantern core, and a [[BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden Chaos Dunk]]. This is because she is the daughter of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann the Anti-Spiral]]. Somewhat subverted in that, while she has CompleteImmortality, she never really ''does'' anything to anyone except make very cruel insults [[DissonantSerenity while smiling]].
** And Batman is one in-universe. In "[[FantasticVoyagePlot Journey To The Center Of The Bat!]]", when The Atom suggests they leave through Batman's tearducts, Aquaman responds, "But surely, Batman never cries!"
** Speaking of which, Brave and the Bold has given [[strike:Aquaman]] '''[[BrianBlessed AQUAMAN]]''' back his status as this.
* ComicBook/TheQuestion from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' may be a certified crackpot, but he knows ''everything''. His detective skills make ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' look like a trainee. He has even stared down the ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Man of Steel]]'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TdgMHNJPKs told him that he's dead wrong without a second's hesitation]]. Let that sink in for a moment.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': Franz Hopper never takes his glasses off, because if he did, the world would split in half.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': '''CHARLES FREAKING OFDENSEN]]'''. ''You thought the "F" stood for "Foster", didn't you?''
* Pharaoh Man from the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon. While most Robot Masters immediately cower after Megaman steals their special power, Pharaoh Man just [[TalkToTheFist punched him in the face]], [[MemeticMutation much to the delight of the fans.]]
* In one of the last episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' The narrator for documentary on Megadeth says that the band founder, Dave Mustaine was "Genetically engineered in a lab and raised by wolverines."
* DonaldDuck, and his Uncle, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], according to some websites. Namely /co/ of 4chan.
* David Xanatos from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' planned not only ThisVeryWiki and but also TropeCo. And JustForFun/CandleJack breaks off tropers' comments mentioning him because he's [[spoiler:Puck.]]
* Billy from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is an in-universe example who crept into real life thanks to his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADr866IewMI absurdly memetic song]]. "''Who's the greatest warrior ever, a hero of renown? Who slayed an evil ocean? Who cast the Lich King down? Billy! And that time the evil Fire Count captured a damsel fair, who saved her with such bravery that she offered him her hair? Billy! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also...]] [[BearsAreBadNews He fought a beeeeeaaaaarrrr!]] Billy!''"
* WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers. Brock Sampson. BROCK SAMPSON. A short list:Survived at least 50 poison darts and woke up with a minion still in his death grip, survived in space without a space suit, slept with thousands of women(Okay this parts a bit exaggerated, but not by much, only three people have fought him and lived over the course of the show, killed the dog reincarnation of Hitler, along with at least 200+ plus people(and that's just on screen), served in the military and two separate super-spy, lead a group of rag-tag henchman to take on an army of advance super-villlan helicopters, and to top it all off his greatest disire isn't peace or any of that crap:He fights cowboys riding on T-Rexes, Ninjas, and scubamen on motor cycles with Polar Bears in the sidecar. Brock Sampson is badass personified. When removing a bullet from him, super-villan Phantom Limb also found three more bullets, a blowgun dart, two shark's teeth, a tip of a bayonet, a twisted paperclip, and a meager handful of buckshot.
* WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}: Sgt. Mike Cosgrove can get anyone to retreat by saying "Hey, you! Cut it out!" [[http://majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Ani4.jpg He's even put down]] ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} the Warner Brothers and sister Dot]]''!
* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Bender and Zoidberg may count, as one of them is {{Jesus}}. And ''that's'' why they call him Bender the Magnificent.
* [[CatchPhrase "Looting and polluting are not the way!"]] says WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet
* Constance the badger from the animated series of {{Redwall}}.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants: Patrick Star. He'll take any problem and ''push it somewhere else!''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Miss Grotke. There seems to be some of this in-universe too, as one episode has the kids suspecting her of being a secret agent. And another gives Spinelli an ImagineSpot where Miss Grotke shows some vicious boxing talent. This gets proved Canon in the movie, where Grotke is revealed to be trained in martial arts.
* Shane Gooseman in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' fanfic has a tendency of getting his badass status turned up to 11. Example: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3478696/1/Unhappy_Anniversary An invading armada self-destructing in their rush to turn around when they find out he is in a bad mood.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' featured an episode in which Stan tried to teach Steve to stand up for himself by acting like (more of) a tremendous jackass. He was trying to teach Steve to "get the oranges up the stairs" through hard work, but Steve decided it would be easier to pay Stan's old bully, Stelio Kontos, to kick the everloving crap out of him. It was made meme-tastic due to the catchy chant of, [[EarWorm Stelio! Stelio Kontos!]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgOcKp8Qw8o Watch it here.]]
--> '''Stan''': They're up the stairs! ''For the love of God, you got the oranges up the stairs!''
* '''[[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow BUT THE WIZARD IS UNDETERRED!!!]]'''
* For [[FamedInStory an in-universe version,]] there's Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', known in [[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk the series]] as the [[RedBaron Dragon Conqueror]]. Not bad for a guy with [[GeekPhysique the build of a toothpick]], an age in the low double digits, and [[spoiler:only one leg]]. Also, in the sequel's trailer, Hiccup has basically become the Viking version of Franchise/{{Batman}}. Admittedly, part of this is because his closest friend is Toothless, a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night Fury]], a dragon who also qualifies, given his title as "the unholy spawn of lightning and death".
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}: Mr. Ratburn
--> He is as knowledgeable inside the classroom as he is studly outside it.
-->His friends once dared him to split an infinitive. He split it into quarters. Just to prove he could.
-->Lesser men navigate the information super-roadway with a computer. He uses a 1968 Ford T-Bird.
-->After he did a photo shoot for Alpenhorn magazine, sales of lederhosen rose by 850%.
-->He is... the Most Interesting Man in Elwood City. And when he drinks, he prefers Dos Equis. (Or sometimes Ovaltine.)
-->He only has one weakness. He loves cake and finds a way to show up whenever some is being served. To top it off he's skinny as a rail.
* Tommy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is seen as a very cool kid, which is an odd feat as he's an infant who can't even talk yet.
* Franchise/CarmenSandiego, especially her incarnation in ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' She's a BadassNormal [[IntangibleTheft with amazing thievery skills]] in canon. Just how ''much'' more badass she can be depends on the fan.
* Ms. Frizzle from ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' is an abnormal but overall cool elementary school science teacher however fans exaggerate her into a near [[Really700YearsOld immortal]] demigod who hangs around with [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] and Film/MaryPoppins.
* Dora from ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' gets this treatment because she's a little girl exploring the wilderness with no adult supervision. As an adult she's seen as becoming Franchise/IndianaJones tier of impressive.
* Megan from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' is a normal teenage farmgirl... Who just happened to kill a giant, tyrannical minotaur monster with ''a rainbow'' and frequently saves the ponies from death.
* In a pacifistic version, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' will defeat any evil by [[AllLovingHero BECOMING FRIENDS WITH THEM]]. And no, not in a DefeatMeansFriendship way, although he's done that too.
* Karate from the [=PSAs=] by Street Kids Itnl. He will beat down any child molesters or drug dealers he sees trying to exploit kids.