It's surprisingly common in fiction to have a leader or someone in authority/power to also be a badass. Perhaps this arises from some sort of WishFulfillment to have inspirational and awesome individuals in charge as compared to [[TakeThat what we usually get]] in RealLife.

!!The following is a listing of all those leaders who happen to be badass:

* ActionPolitician
* {{Ambadassador}}
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassPreacher
* BadassTeacher
* TheCaptain
* CelestialParagonsAndArchangels
* ColonelBadass
* CommandingCoolness
* DeadlyDoctor
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils
* DimensionLord
* TheDon
* EvilOverlord
* FourStarBadass
* KlingonPromotion
* LargeAndInCharge
* MajorlyAwesome
* PresidentSuperhero
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SilkHidingSteel: However, the point of the trope is that she technically doesn't '''seem''' to be in charge.
* WarriorPrince
* WarriorPrincess

Contrast SubmissiveBadass.