->''"....so if you give a crap feel free to check back in next week to satisfy your insatiable desire to read about grown people punching each other in the mouth or beating each other about the head and neck in a most furious manner."''

[[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ Badass Of the Week]] (warning! {{NSFW}}!) is a website created by "Amazing Ben Thompson" in 2004, that exists primarily to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin provide weekly profiles of many and sundry]] [[BadAss badasses.]] The various badasses covered range from fictional characters such as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], [[Comicbook/ThePunisher the Punisher]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] to RealLife badasses such as [[ColdSniper Simo Häyhä]], [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Saladin]], and [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]], to the outright ''bizarre'', such as [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=331896731212 this huge-ass beetle]], [[LandDownUnder Australia]], the [[RevolversAreJustBetter S&W .500]] [[HandCannon Magnum]], and the [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=635461029125 AGGRO CRAG]] (aka the '''AGGRESSIVE ROCK'''). The exact criteria for badassery vary, ranging from individual acts of ordinary heroism to face-melting acts of blind bravery and violence. Of course, being a face-crushing, scrotum stomping killing machine isn't required for inclusion, as the ManlyTears-inducing article on [[HotelRwanda Paul]] [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=24092664445 Rusesabagina]] proves.

Part of the humor of the site comes from its [[ShownTheirWork surprising historical accuracy]] used in conjunction with references to various historical figures in [[SophisticatedAsHell vulgar, irreverent language]]. An example of the former regarding the great Sikh hero [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=920214520551 Baba Deep Singh]]:

->''This crazy-ass bastard is one of the most hardcore freedom fighters to ever live, and a dude so extreme balls-out in his insatiable quest for vengeance that something as inconsequentially-trivial as '''being fucking decapitated''' couldn't stop him from crushing his enemies to death with his nutsack.''

Another example is the Japanese warrior monk [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=554303921367 Saito Musashibo Benkei]]:

->''Benkei went out to the drawbridge leading towards the castle, clenched his naginata in his fists, and dared the army on the other side to fucking fuck with him. A couple punk-ass bitches thought they wanted a piece of SMB, but Benkei slapped the fail out of them with the blunt end of his bladed axe, knocking their brains out and sending crumpled remains splashing into the moat.''

Or [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=31557723089 Saint Michael the Archangel]]:

->''So one day God and everybody are chilling out and this fucking insane-o motherfucking demon busts through the pearly gates ready to kick fucking asses and making the lesser angels (the fat kids and Victoria Secret models) piss themselves.''

->''Holy shit everybody thinks they're totally fucked because look at this motherfucker. He's a fucking huge red monster with gleaming talons and spikes covering one-third of his body and glowing eyes and he looks PISSED. But instead of handing over St. Peter's keys like some kind of two-dollar pussy carjacking victim, God takes one look at this thing and is just like, "Mike, show this fucking douchebag the door". The Archangel Michael calmly nods his head, slowly takes the cigarette out of his mouth and flicks it onto the floor, cracks his knuckles and confidently strides towards Lucifer.''

The site also includes a fan mail section and a series of random articles the site's writer decided to throw in, such as why [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/norsereligion.html you need to convert to Norse religion, and how to go about this.]]

Also, Ben recently wrote a book [[AuthorAppeal celebrating his love of scrotum crushing badasses]], called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin BADASS: The Book]], and is recommended reading for anyone who just can't get enough of of those who DareToBeBadass!

Also, BADASS: The Book now has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocYk1aBj3t4&feature=player_embedded BADASS: The Book: the Trailer.]]

In December of 2012, Ben Thompson started a webcomic with his friend and illustrator Manny Vega titled Badass Con Carne. Read it [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?ccpage=1 here]].

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!!This website PUNCHES YOU with examples of:

* AcePilot
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=811350218024 Hiromichi Shinohara]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=116680329270 Hans-Ulrich Rudel]] - the most decorated UsefulNotes/WorldWarII pilot, and who flew ''2,500'' combat missions - more than any other pilot in ''history.''
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=892647119786 Joe Foss]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=283661830799 M. M. Alam]], [[CurbStompBattle who took down five enemy aircraft in a minute]]. (Three confirmed kills, two disputed kills -- he definitely shot up five enemy aircraft, but whether he killed the two unconfirmed kills or merely damaged them to the point of needing to flee is unclear)
* AuthorAppeal ({{Badass}}es!)
* ActionGirl: [[strike:Nearly]] any female profiled will definitely count.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/brownell.html Katie Brownell]]
** Irina Sebrova - So much so that she broke down in tears after her plane got shot down one night, for the sole reason that for the rest of the night..... ''she couldn't kill anymore Nazis!''
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hervor.html Hervor]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/sandes.html Flora Sandes]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kauser.html Rukhsana Kauser]] - Made even better by the fact that she had never touched a rifle in her life and actually expected to die.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=146197221310 Anna Yegorova]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=954349115161 Sarah Connor]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=341874424230 Commander Shepard.]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861 Nancy Wake]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kimcampbell.html Kim Campbell]], who piloted a blasted-to-hell [[CoolPlane A-10]] out of an Iraqi firezone using ''manual controls'' (aka pull-strings) and landed it in one piece using a manual landing that ''no one'' had ever successfully pulled off.
* AmazonBrigade: The White Tights
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=455814220561 Zeus]]
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=21512215752 Al Capone]] - Who also had an epic rivalry with fellow badass [[ByTheBookCop Eliot Ness]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=113240319839 Edward Low]]
* AuthorCatchPhrase: Badasses described as going progressively crazier will be described as losing his or her "already-tenuous grip on his/her sanity."
* AwesomeAussie:
** The country itself
** The Australian Light Horse
** NedKelly
** Steve Irwin
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861 Nancy Wake]]
* AwesomeMcCoolName
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mccool.html Finn McCool]]
** Finn [=McCool=]'s best friend [[http://badassoftheweek.com/cuchulainn.html Cuchulainn]]--translated, his name is "The Hound of Culann."
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/quarrelsome.html Wolf the Quarrelsome]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ataturk.html Mustafa Kemal Ataturk]] - whose name quite literally translates into "Mustafa the Perfect, Father of the Turks." Yes, this guy was so badass that he was literally dubbed ''"perfect"'' by his instructors.
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/hardberger.html Max Hardberger]]. The name alone qualifies him as awesome, but that fact that this guy's job is to essentially serve as a maritime repo man whose specialty is in stealing ships ''back'' from pirates, it just pushes it to a whole new level.
* {{Badass}}: Everyone and everything listed.
* BadassArmy
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=50131147458 The 300 Spartans]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=32929083874 The Australian Light Horse]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=55690916930 The Winged Hussars]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mayow.html The British Light Brigade]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=968168214502 SEAL Team Six]]
* BadassBeard
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/frederickbarbarossa.html Fredrick Barbarossa]]
** The aforementioned [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=721060724786 Max Hardberger]].
* BadassBookworm:
** George Orwell
** Alexander Solzhenitsyn
** Aeschylus
** Sir Richard Francis Burton
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/curie.html Marie Curie]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/davinci.html Leonardo Da Vinci]] -This man was able to kill people with a sniper rifle......''before they were even invented yet!''
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/tesla.html Nikola Tesla]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/aldrin.html Buzz Aldrin]] - If strapping a rocket to your ass and braving deep space isn't an act of sheer balls, then epically jacking some asshole in the face after he calls you a liar and threatens your daughter should count.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/neilarmstrong.html Neil Armstrong]] - The first man to set foot on another world.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mccoy.html Jack McCoy]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/babur.html Zahir-ud-din Mohammad Babur]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/stapp.html John Paul Stapp]]
* BadassBystander
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html Bishnu Shresta]].
* BadassCreed - The Winged Hussars above had this: ''Kill First, Calculate Later''.
* BadassIsraeli - Jonathan Netanyahu, Imi Lichtenfeld, Zvika Greengold.
* BadassLongcoat
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rogozov.html Leonid Rogozov]] - This man did life saving surgery on himself in sub freezing weather with a flashlight, intuition, and a knife, knowing the smallest mistake would kill him. ''He did it anyway and lived to tell about it!''
* BadassNormal:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=10728794035 Han Solo]],
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/punisher.html The Punisher]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/odysseus.html Odysseus]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/beowulf.html Beowulf]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/conan.html Conan of Cimmeria]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/perseus.html Perseus]]
* BadassGrandpa
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wanyandie.html Tom Wanyandie]] - A PapaWolf who kicked the ass of a literal MamaBear!
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mmburugu.html Daniel Mmburugu]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/youde.html Yang Youde]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/whittemore.html Samuel Whittemore]] - This man was kicking ass for the British and later the colonies well into his eighties, ''[[MadeOfIron survived being shot in the face and being bayonetted thirteen times]]'', and lived to the ripe old age of 98.
* BadassMoustache
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=835184829585 John B. Armstrong]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=957432122363 Fridtjof Nansen]] - This man made Iceland's most hellish weather his bitch.
* BadassPacifist:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=24092664445 Paul Rusesabagina]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/cooper.html Ryan Cooper]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/york.html Sergeant Alvin York]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/aki-ra.html Aki Ra]] - Uses little more than a pipe wrench and balls the size of small planets to disarm absurdly lethal anti personnel landmines.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hawaabdi.html Hawa Abdi]]
* BearsAreBadNews - ([[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/voytek.html Voytek the Soldier Bear]]) If you were a Nazi, you were pretty much fucked.
* BerserkButton: Ruksana Kauser
* {{BFG}} [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/bfg9000.html The BFG-9000]] TropeNamer.
* BoldlyComing: [[http://badassoftheweek.com/shepard.html Commander Shepard]]
--> This is the first thing that pops up when you run a Google Image Search for "space babes", but, honestly, this weird alien space eyeball tentacle-monster also happens to be a good visual representation of Commander Shepherd's military career – drifting around in outer space groping a hot babe with his appendages while random dudes shoot him in the face with rockets at close range without doing any noticeable damage.
* BowtiesAreCool: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rusesabagina.html Paul Rusesabagina]] isn't afraid to rock the bowtie.
* ButtMonkey: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?ccpage=1&ccid=657058123252 A 50/50 for Ian Forbes]], a man who enlisted in the British Royal Navy for [=WW2=]. His military career led him to being subjected to the ship he was on getting destroyed by enemy attacks over and over and finally taken prisoner for three years. That being said, against all odds he ''survived'' them all and died 72 years old "of very ordinary causes".
* CanadaEh: Lampshaded and mocked in [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ernestsmith.html Ernest Smith]]'s article in the first paragraph.
--> "Canada gets a bad rap these days, with many Americans looking down on them as our pussier, slightly-British neighbors to the North, but anybody who's ever watched footage of the 1970's Philadelphia Flyers teams knows that Canadians can be some seriously hardcore motherfuckers who would just as soon cold-cock you in the chops as slash you between the legs with a goalie stick. These crazy bastards have an underappreciated history of badassery, and nowadays we don't really respect the fact that Canadians can be hard-drinking, hard-fighting, lumber-jacking motherfuckers who destroy all who oppose them in a flurry of bare knuckles, bizarre accents, and the Metric System."
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Balls-out" appears often, sometimes multiple times in a single article. Even in the articles about women. Even in the article about the cow.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/oyama.html Mas Oyama]]
* {{Cincinnatus}} - [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/cincinnatus.html Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.]] TropeNamer.
* ClusterFBomb
* ColdSniper
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html Simo Häyhä]] - Called [[RedBaron ''The White Death'']] by the [[{{Irony}} Soviets]] during the Winter War for [[OneManArmy headshotting over 500 of their men (although somewhat subverted as the Soviets were ordered to die in that war)]] with a non-scoped [[CoolGuns Mosin Nagant.]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/zaitsev.html Vasily Zaitsev]] - This man set up a sniper school in the middle of Stalingrad while the Germans were still invading, [[BadassTeacher taught his students how to kill tons of soldiers]], [[OneManArmy while notching over 500 kills himself!]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pavlichenko.html Lyudmila Pavilchenko]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/harrison.html Corporal Craig Harrison]]
** Carlos Hathcock
** Seal Team Six gets mentioned for their sniping three Somali pirates with synchronized sniper shots.
** The White Tights
* ColonelBadass
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/millett.html Lewis Millet]] - Probably one of the few badasses who quit his own army at one point because they weren't being badass enough''
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/arnauld.html Lothar von Arnauld]] - a WorthyOpponent who always followed the rules of warfare and still managed to become the most successful submarine commander of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* CoolPlane: The A-10, AKA the Warthog.
* CowboyCop
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/stabler.html Detective Elliot Stabler]]
** Bass Reeves - who also was ImmuneToBullets.
** Eliot Ness - of the lawful variety.
* CrazyPrepared
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/chandragupta.html Chandragupta Maurya]]
* CrazySurvivalist
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/grylls.html Bear Grylls]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/koepcke.html Juliane Koepcke]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/yadav.html Yogender Singh Yadav]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ralston.html Aron Ralston]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/molly.html Molly The Cow]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/upham.html Charles Upham]]
* CulturedBadass[=/=]OfficerAndAGentleman: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/massoud.html Ahmad Shah Massoud]] was an Afghan freedom fighter whose guerrilla tactics forced the USSR out of Afghanistan. He then fought against the Taliban for the rest of his life because he strongly believed in democracy, religious tolerance, and equality, and he supported education, the arts, and women's rights.
* DareToBeBadass
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/autry.html Wesley Autry]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/kauser.html Rukhsana Kauser]], who managed to gun down ''the most wanted terrorist in India'' when he started beating on her father and tried to rape her.
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/youde.html Yang Youde]], a rural Chinese farmer whose response to a MegaCorp's attempt to steal his land was to ''build homemade artillery'' and blast the company's gang of club-wielding enforcers in a battle straight out of the wildest tower defense games.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/woods.html Ron Woods]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/akaiwa.html Hideaki Akaiwa]], when faced with a tsunami that flooded his town, chose to don a suit of SCUBA gear and swim through the black, nighttime, debris-strewn waters to rescue his wife, and then went ''back in'' to save his mother, and now works as a one-man search-and-rescue unit, combing the disaster zone for others in need of help.
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/omari.html Anthony Omari]] - When machete-wielding thieves broke into the Kenyan orphanage he ran, he ran them off by chucking a hammer into their faces. When they came back the next night for payback, he dished out even more hammer-related injuries, while taking a severe wound to the face. Not that it stopped him from kicking their asses.
* DeathWorld
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/australia.html Australia]]
* {{Determinator}}
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/luttrell.html Marcus Luttrell]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/onoda.html Hiroo Onada]], who fought UsefulNotes/WorldWarII longer than most people would consider sane.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/babadeepsingh.html Baba Deep Singh]], who decided a trivial thing like [[OffWithHisHead ''being]] [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction decapitated'']] was not going to stop him from kicking ass.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/fazaldin.html Fazal Din]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/garibaldi.html Giuseppe Garibaldi]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/che.html Che Guevara]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/voorhees.html Jason Voorhees]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/trenck.html Baron Frederick von der Trenck]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shelford.html Buck Shelford]], a New Zealand rugby player who quite literally ''[[GroinAttack had his testicles torn open]]'' in the middle of a game, and ''kept on playing.''
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html Daniel Inouye]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/whittemore.html Samuel Whittemore]], who ambushed an entire British regiment and killed three men before the rest of the regiment shot and bayonetted him. He survived and lived to the age of ''98''.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mototada.html Torii Mototada]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/donalejo.html Don Alejo Garza Tamez]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=52657811114 Captian Ernest E. Evans]]
* EldritchAbomination - [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kraken.html The Kraken]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - At least, when [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pingyang.html she]]'s a LadyOfWar who got there by raising a massive rebel army against an incompetent ruler and [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] both the army and the numerous other rebel groups trying for the throne.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai
** Tomoe Gozen - [[LadyOfWar Who, considering she was the only female samurai, is pretty damn impressive!]]
* EvilOverlord
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/sforza.html Caterina Sforza]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ranavalona.html Ranavalona The Cruel]]
** UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler - The ORIGINAL Dracula.
* EyepatchOfPower
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/leomajor.html Léo Major]] - [[OneManArmy This man killed an entire town worth of soldiers in ONE Night!]]
*** His take on how he did: ''I fought the war with only one eye, and I did pretty good!''
*** And his reasons for doing it: He thought it would be awesome if he went into battle looking like a pirate with an eyepatch.
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/zizka.html Jan Zizka]]. Notable that he ''kept leading'' his armies ''after'' the eyepatch became redundant, on account of becoming completely blind.
* FourStarBadass
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/viriathus.html Viriathus]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hideyoshi.html Toyotomi Hideyoshi]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/alparslan.html Alp Arslan]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tomyris.html Tomyris]]
** Napoleon Bonaparte - This man was the ultimate subversion of CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys.
** Ramses II
** Xenophon
** The Surena
** Alaric The Bold - Who, despite being a Visigoth barbarian, was also very clever.
** Khalid Bin Walid - Whom the Prophet Muhammmad dubbed [[RedBaron The Sword]] [[BadAss of Allah]]!
** Charles Martel (His Latin surname was [[DropTheHammer "Martellus"]])
** William The Conquerer
** Harald Hadrada - [[MeaningfulName his surname means "hardass"]]
** El Cid Campeador (Possibly the only badass so badass, he scared the shit out of his enemies even after he was literally dead)
** UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler
** Peter The Great
** Horatio Nelson (Called [[RedBaron "Britannia's God Of War'']] by Lord Byron for a reason)
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/saladin.html Saladin]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/washington.html George Washington]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wellington.html The Duke of Wellington]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/taylor.html Zachary Taylor]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/patton.html George S. Patton]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/puller.html Chesty Puller]] - The most BadAss US Marine commander the world has ever seen.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/alexander.html Alexander the Great]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/jackson.html Andrew Jackson]] - AndrewJackson, the man who [[MadeOfIron survived more duels and bullets than should be realistically possible]], and [[BadAss still kept kicking ass!]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/stmichael.html Saint Michael the Archangel]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/zod.html General Zod]]- TropeNamer for KneelBeforeZod.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/scaeva.html Cassius Scavea]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/caesar.html Julius Caesar]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/roosevelt.html Theodore Roosovelt]] - This wasn't a man, he was a walking Chuck Norris meme!
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/winstonchurchill.html Winston Churchill]] - Served as a British battalion commander in World War I and as Prime Minister of Great Britain in World War II.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/akbar.html Akbar The Great]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/alitalib.html Ali ibn Abi Talib]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/barbarossa.html Hayreddin Barbarossa]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/khan.html Genghis Khan]] - Was originally named Temujin, which means MadeOfIron
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tamerlane.html Tamerlane]] - Actually was called [[MeaningfulName "Timur The Lame"]], but he's called Tamerlane because he might have been a little gimpy, [[BadAss but he sure as hell wasn't lame.]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/attila.html Attila the Hun]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/darius.html Darius the Great]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hannibal.html Hannibal Barca]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ataturk.html Mustafa Kemal Ataturk]] (So badass he has a monument dedicated to him in the capital of Australia, a former enemy)
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pingyang.html Princess Pingyang]].
* GadgeteerGenius
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/macgyver.html Angus Macguyver]]
* HandicappedBadass
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/baldwin.html Baldwin IV of Jerusalem]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tamerlane.html Tamerlane]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: {{Godzilla}} in ''Badass: Birth of a Legend:
-> ''Another sweet thing is that Godzilla is completely unpredictable, and, as such, represents the Ultimate Duality of Awesome: When he leaves the warm beaches of Monster Island and emerges from the dark waters near the Japanese coastline, you don't know if he's there to smash orphanages or save the universe from a rampaging giant space monster who shoots lasers out of its forehead and spits acid on hot Japanese babes. That's just how he rolls. One minute he's Earth's saviour, the next minute he's grabbing handfuls of cheering humans and grinding them between his massive, pointy teeth.''
* {{Hell}}: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/australia.html Australia]]
* HeroicDog: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/sgtstubby.html Sergeant Stubby The War Dog]]
* HeroicSacrifice
** Jonathan Netanyahu
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/gordonandshughart.html Gary Gordan and Randall Shughart]].
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=52657811114 USS Johnston and USS Samuel B Roberts]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade
* HoldTheLine
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/21sikhs.html The 21 Sikhs]], a single unit of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOntheTin twenty-one Sikh soldiers]] holding a small fortress outpost on the Indian border against a force of invading tribesmen that numbered over ''twenty thousand''. They managed to hold for most of a day, while ounumbered 500:1 until the British could organize a counterattack. While all of them were wiped out, no one doubts the size or sturdiness of their balls, especially as every single one of them ''volunteered'' to stay and fight. When word of their actions reached the British Parliament, it received [[ManlyTears a standing ovation from the entire British government.]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=52657811114 Taffy 3]]
* HumongousMecha
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/optimusprime.html Optimus Prime]]
* IFellForHours:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=34802515170 Joseph Kittinger]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: The [[http://badassoftheweek.com/homedefense.html entire article on home defense]] pretty much hits every single permutation of improvised weaponry.
* {{Jerkass}}
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/alcibiades.html Alcibiades]]
* KillerRabbit: [[http://badassoftheweek.com/rabbit.html No prizes for guessing.]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/honeybadger.html The Honey Badger]]
*** On the subject of the African Honey Badger: ''But the Honey Badger doesn't give a crap – he comes across a puff adder that is eating a rat, and his first instinct is [[RefugeInAudacity to run up, grab the rat]] '''[[RefugeInAudacity out of the snake's mouth]]''', [[RefugeInAudacity carry it a few feet away, and then eat the rat right in front of the snake]] just to show the adder that he's a bitch. After eating the stolen meal, the Badger then decides, "[[BigEater Screw it, now I'm going to eat this damn snake too]]". This really takes being an asshole to another level, [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration which is something I can appreciate]]. The adder and the Ratel fight, and the Honey Badger kills the viper, but not before being bitten in the face and pumped full of enough venom to kill a creature three times its size. [[ImplacableMan The Badger succumbs to the poison, falls unconscious, but then – amazingly – somehow]] '''[[ImplacableMan comes back to life and continues devouring the already-half-eaten snake]]'''.''
*** Honey Badger [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg don't give a shit]].
** Also there is [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/m3wolverine.html M3]], a male wolverine so badass he will tear his way out of a tagging trap, claw his way ''into a trap'' just to maul a rival, and climbed the steepest mountain in his range at the coldest time of year for no sane reason.
--->''Not only is he more drug resistant than Ozzy, but in the weeks after being fitted with a GPS tracker by an enterprising, stupidly-brave, presumably-deceased scientist armed with a ten-foot pole and a suit of +2 Chainmail, he summited the highest peak in Glacier National Park – 10,466 feet – covering the last 4,900-feet by running straight up a sheer cliff face in the span of 90 minutes. Through 20-inch deep snow. In the middle of January, when temperatures were in the single digits. His tracker didn't explain why, but we can only assume the answer involves teabagging the summit just out of principle.''
* KneelBeforeZod
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/zod.html General Zod, The Trope Namer]]
* LadyOfWar
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/matilda.html Matilda of Canosa]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/agustina.html Agustina de Aragon]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/joanofarc.html Joan Of Arc]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/isabella.html Isabella Of France]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/maibhago.html Mai Bhago]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/sforza.html Catherine Sforza]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rani.html Rani Lakshmibai]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pingyang.html Princess Pingyang]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shepard.html Shepard.]]
* LargeHam: The entire entry for '''[[http://badassoftheweek.com/aggrocrag.html THE AGGRO CRAG.]]'''
* {{Megalodon}}:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=891929112476 Megalodon]].
* MinoredInAssKicking
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/heyerdahl.html Thor Heyerdahl]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The grandfather of [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=434873628949 Harald Wartooth]] was known as Ivar the Wide-Grasping. The article of Harald is replete with tales of carnage and violence, but Ben theorizing the reason for Ivar's appellation stands out as unique and of a very different nature from the rest of the article...
--> ''"...who I'm pretty sure gets his wide-grasping epithet because he was literally able to grope [[LargeHam TWO BOOBS AT THE SAME TIME]]..."''
* MuggingTheMonster
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html Bishnu Shrestha]]. This retired Gurkha (which should say everything you need to know about how badass he is) was returning home on a train when forty gangsters boarded it, robbed the people on board, and [[AttemptedRape tried to rape a girl]]. Bishnu taught them the error of their ways in a storm of blood-spraying violence, killing three men and disabling eight more with just his kukri before the rest ran for the hills.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Wolf the Quarrelsome's article includes a 300 word paragraph analysing the meaning of the name.
* NeverMessWithGranny
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/musa.html Jennifer Musa]]
* NoPunctuationPeriod: The first paragraph of articles typically features one or more run-on sentences.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/gurung.html "Every couple of years, the Gurkhas fighting in Afghanistan get in trouble because they're always beheading the corpses of Taliban fighters. That's not even a joke."]]
* OneManArmy
** Henry Lincoln Johnson
** Peter Franciso (and was called this trope by name by FourStarBadass George Washington)
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/samson.html Samson]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/murphy.html Audie Murphy]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/greengold.html Zvika Greengold]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wittman.html Captain Michael Wittman]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/leomajor.html Léo Major]]: He singlehandedly took 93 German soldiers defending some sort of Headquarters prisoner, and then took on an entire town alone and drove the entire German presence out over the course of nine hours, liberating an entire town by himself.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/daly.html Sergeant Dan Daly]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/funk.html Leonard A. Funk]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/captaindavis.html Captain Johnathan R. Davis]]: One prospector, two revolvers, one bigass bowie knife, and the most awesome mutton chops ''ever'', versus eleven heavily-armed bandits. Guess who wins.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html Simo Häyhä]] So much so that the Soviets actually ordered artillery bombardments just for the express purpose to try and kill him. They failed.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/gurung.html Lachiman Gurung]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pun.html Dipprasad Pun]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/lopez.html Jose M. Lopez]] The guy who singlehandedly killed over a hundred nazis in one battle, and stared down a Tiger tank. The Germans even resorted to calling artillery down on him. It wasn't enough.
* OverAndUnderTheTop: The site as a whole is full of loud hyperbole, which causes the solemn narrative of the [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/gordonandshughart.html last stand of Shugart and Gordon stand out even more]].
* PapaWolf:
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/wanyandie.html Tom Wanyandie]] (an elderly Native American man who fought off a ''literal'' MamaBear to protect his son)
* {{Pirate}}:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/edwardlow.html Edward Low]]
** Blackbeard
** Again, [[http://badassoftheweek.com/cuchulainn.html Cuchulainn.]]
* PirateGirl
** Anne Bonny
** Mary Read
* ProfessorGuineaPig
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/stapp.html John Paul Stapp]]
* RasputinianDeath
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rasputin.html Grigoriy Rasputin, the Trope Namer]]
* RatedMForManly: It is a little known fact that Ben Thompson doesn't actually write the website's articles, they just appear to him the night before by a intangible conglomerate of the entire universe's badassery so he can post them online to give the article's subject the recognition the conglomerate feels they deserve.
* RedBaron
** [[TropeNamer Manfred von Richthofen]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/litvyak.html Lydia Litvyak, the "White Rose of Stalingrad"]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/massoud.html Ahmad Shah Massoud, the "Lion of Panjshir"]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tlahuicole.html Tlahuicole]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: [[http://badassoftheweek.com/500magnum.html The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum]]
* RefugeInAudacity (Many of the {{badass}} events depicted are more or less made of this)
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/hondatadakatsu.html Honda Tadakatsu]] won a battle where he was outnumbered 60-1 by openly attacking the enemy army. The opposing general was so impressed at Tadakatsu's balls that he acknowledged his badassery by withdrawing and conceding without any blood being spilled.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/heemeyer.html Marvin Heemeyer]] - Who did it with the [[TankGoodness KILLDOZER!]]
*** [[MemeticMutation ''So Granby, how do you like him now'']]?
** Justinian II (ran on this)
* Creator/SamuelLJackson
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/winnfield.html Jules Winnfield]]
* {{Samurai}}
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/jubei.html Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/musashi.html Mushashi Miyamoto]]
* ScaledUp: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/titanoboa.html TITANOBOA]]
* SerialKiller
** Elizabeth Bathory
* ShoutOut: Got one in VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 2}}--a character mentions the publication "Badass Weekly".
* SophisticatedAsHell
* ShroudedInMyth
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/quarrelsome.html Wolf the Quarrelsome]].
--->Another thing that totally rocks about Wolf the Quarrelsome is that he only appears in history twice, and both times he's kicking ass.
* TankGoodness: [[http://badassoftheweek.com/panther.html The Panther Tank]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: A website so manly it'll make hair grow on your chest, even if you're a woman.
** [[http://gestaltmash.com/2010/07/thanos-badass-of-the-week/ Thanos]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kratos.html Kratos]]- [[MeaningfulName "Power", as described by the Greeks.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood (for true {{Badass}}es)
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/beefjerky.html Beef Jerky]]
* TranquilFury
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kuhnhausen.html Susan Kuhnhausen]]
* TyrannosaurusRex
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=655968832614 Tyrannosaurus rex]]
* UnPerson: [[http://badassoftheweek.com/damnatio.html Damnatio Memoriae]]
* XMeetsY: Appropriately, to describe {{Wolv|erine}}[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} erine]]:
-->''Basically, Wolverine is what you would get if you combined a hockey enforcer, a rabid animal, and a wood chipper.''
* YouShallNotPass:
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/stamfordbridge.html The Viking At Stamford Bridge]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/benkei.html Saito Musashibo Benkei]] - [[HoldTheLine This man was told to defend his lord's castle]], [[{{Determinator}} and he died standing up and refused to fall to the ground even after death and more arrows wounds than anyone could possibly withstand]]. Whether, this is insane or not, one thing is clear: [[MyMasterRightOrWrong he followed his orders until death, just like he was supposed to.]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pajota.html Juan Pajota]] - Philippine guerrilla leader during UsefulNotes/WW2. As Cpt. Robert Prince of 6th Ranger Battalion, US Army put it: "The Guerrillas were our flanking protection at the Cabu River, which was no more than a mile from the camp... there was a sizable force of Japanese, but Pajota and his men just killed everything in sight that came up that river and across the bridge. They were the ones that kept this thing from being a tough deal for us."
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=52657811114 The Battle Off Samar]] [[DavidVsGoliath David of the sea kicks Goliath's]] Ass!

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