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Memetic Badass

A specific form of Memetic Mutation when the fandom of a series exaggerates a character that is simply badass, or sometimes not all that impressive, to preposterously epic god-like levels. Despite the name, it doesn't necessarily have to be a widely known Internet meme, and is sometimes just an in-joke among the fan-base. In some cases, the writers agree.

Often overlaps with Fan Wank. Fear too the Memetic Psychopath, and especially the Memetic Molester.

In-universe, this can be the result of being Shrouded in Myth, or a God-Mode Sue if done poorly.

Upgrading the badassery significantly with a character from a previous work is an Adaptational Badass. When done to a historical character, it's a Historical Badass Upgrade.

Compare Memetic Sex God, Testosterone Poisoning. Contrast Memetic Loser.


Examples:


Medium AwarenessAbridged Series TropesMemetic Loser
Meme AcknowledgmentMemetic MutationMemetic Bystander
Kinetic Weapons Are Just BetterThe Power of IndexNinja Pirate Zombie Robot
Master Of AllBadassMighty Lumberjack
Maturity Is Serious BusinessAudience ReactionsMemetic Bystander
Follow the LeaderOverdosed TropesGentle Giant

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