"Okay...I have only one very important question... You got a smoke?"
You think that Smoking Is Cool
, don't you? That smoking will always automatically make you a Badass
Not necessarily. Plenty of characters are perfectly capable of being tough or cool without lighting up.
See also Do Not Do This Cool Thing
and Good Smoking, Evil Smoking
- Dante of Devil May Cry was explicitly designed with this in mind, Word Of God declaring that he's "too cool to smoke." His Continuity Reboot counterpart in Dm C Devil May Cry was initially shown smoking in the first trailer, but again, Word Of God states that he did smoke before, but has kicked the habit.
- Metal Gear: Solid Snake and Naked Snake/Big Boss will inevitably get criticized by at least one member of their supporting teams for their smoking habit. Averted in Peace Walker, where just about every member of Big Boss's MSF smokes or otherwise uses tobacco.
- Resident Evil: Leon Kennedy takes measures to follow this. In Resident Evil 4, he turns down a smoke when offered, and, as shown in the page quote, offers Luis Sera gum when he asks for a smoke.