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Characters: Kick Ass Comic

Alter-ego: Dave Lizewski

  • The Ace: He's not, but Justice Forever gladly accept his offer to join the team based on his reputation as one.
    • He is one of the more competent and likely the most experienced hero.
  • Adorkable
  • Anti-Hero: Type I throughout, though he's quite a bit more competent than most other examples.
  • Ascended Fanboy
  • Casual Kink: His superhero obsession is presented as such. Unusually for such a... weird fetish (but in line with the trope), it's shown to be a healthy outlet for his fantasies, since said fantasies involve community activism and an altruistic outlook on life and society.
  • Determinator: The comic zigzags on whether this is a product of stupidity and nihilism or Heroic Willpower, but it tends to be to his benefit.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: After finding out that Dave was pretending to be gay, Katie's reaction in the comic is a lot more likely to happen than her hooking up with him in the film.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Memetic Bad Ass: An in-universe example. Even though the clip clearly shows him being terrible at being a superhero, because he refuses to give up the fight, he becomes so popular that he inspires a comic based on himself as a legitimate superhero along the lines of Green Arrow or Batman.
  • Mistaken for Gay
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died of aneurysm some time before the start of the story. His father is later killed by Red Mist's goons after claiming to be Kick-Ass in order to prevent Dave from going to prison
  • Super Zeroes: At least initially. He does toughen up however.
  • This Loser Is You
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from being absolutely pathetic in a fight in Volume 1, to able to single handedly take on several thugs and win in Volume 2. In volume 3, he holds his own against 6 thugs, two of whom were holding guns to his head at the start. Though he eventually loses, he points out his one mistake immediately after the fact, implying that he was capable of taking them on a good day.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: And rather incredibly, refuses to become a Knight in Sour Armor in spite of all the harsh realities of life he is exposed to.
  • Weapon of Choice: Two large unfortunately dildo-like batons, which, if lost, he'll sometimes appropriate from the surrounding environment (like chair legs or plywood) and occasionally modify with nails to make them more like a mace.

    Big Daddy 

Alter-ego: Damon McCready


Alter-ego: Mindy McCready

    Red Mist/The Motherfucker 

Alter-ego: Chris Genovese

    Supporting Cast 

Johnny G

Marty Eisenberg/Battle Guy & Todd Haynes/Ass Kicker

Mother Russia

    Characters/Kick-AssKick Ass Film
IrredeemableCharacterSheets/Comic BooksKnights of the Dinner Table

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