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Samuel L. Jackson and any character played by him.
Star Wars Yoda. Greater than Mace Windu he is. Greater Jedi than all others combined, times Mace Windu squared, he is. Muppet he is. Puts all the Sith to shame he does.
Boba Fett went out like a punk on screen, taken out by a blind man and a pole. But he looked so gosh-damn mysterious in his cool body armor that fans assumed that he must in all essences be the Galaxy Far, Far Away's version of Batman. And so, in the Expanded Universe, that is indeed what he became. As of now, he is in his seventies and recovering from a terminal illness, but still manages to beat the stuffing out of anyone who gets in his way. Parodied heavily in Robot Chicken's Star Wars specials, in which he's more of a Small Name, Big Ego.
Wedge Antilles has gotten the same treatment, although he does have a little more screen time and dialogue than Boba.
The Expanded Universe has propelled his Ace Pilot status to mythic levels, not that the movies didn't make it clear he was damn good.
Only one person survived both Death Star runs. He had no mystical "Force" on his side. It was Wedge Antilles, who would later dismiss things by saying "It's not like we're destroying a Death Star".
Wedge has two Death Stars painted on the side of his X-Wing, and every TIE Fighter there actually represents an entire squadron.
PRINCESS LEIA choked out JABBA THE HUTT with his own chain!
Bruce Campbell and his boomstick.
He's the most famous B-Movie actor around. He's fought and killed just about everything you can think of; aliens, mercenaries, bandits, himself, Napoleon's army, an evil army of the dead, and bad stop-motion effects.
He even defeats !
Spider-Man And in the comics based on Army of Darkness, he's fought with and/or against Herbert West, Darkman, Xena, Marvel Zombies, the President, and Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees at the same time... twice!
To a lesser extent, Willow Hood, better known as The Ice Cream Guy. For a character whose sole appearance is running away with an ice cream maker in the background, he has quite a vocal fanbase.
The version of Van Helsing of the self-titled movie — at least in Tycho's book.
Captain Nascimento from the Brazilian movie Tropa de Elite (a.k.a. ). When Bruce Banner gets mad, he becomes The Elite Squad The Hulk. When Hulk gets mad, he becomes Capt. Nascimento.
All of this may be true, but nobody fucks with the Jesus.
Tony Stark can build anything - in a cave! With a box of scraps!
Achilles. "Who would win? Achilles or ...?" ( Leonidas / Maximus/ Superman/ Chuck Norris...) Experts have even pronounced him "Str8 gangsta", of all things. Beowulf fans debate at length: "Achilles is kinda cheating with the heel thing..." And the answer is: Achilles. He had a body part named after him, making this trope Older Than Feudalism. Unfortunately this makes him still vulnerable to heel kicks...ones that he delivers.
Leonidas. THIS! IS! SPARTA!
The Bank Manager in the opening scene of didn't grab a shotgun and start blowing away the Joker's gang away while screaming threats because he was a secret mafioso; he did it because William Fichtner is The Dark Knight just that badass!
By the way, that thing the Joker put in his mouth that turned out not to do anything? It was actually a frag grenade, and the Joker meant to kill him, but it chose not to explode for fear of Fichtner's inevitable wrath. Even grenades know better than to mess with someone who takes a gun into space. Don't forget that we are talking about a guy who will tear a wall down to get to you if you try to hide from him.
Fledgling example: Captain Christopher Pike of .
Star Trek Don't forget Captain Robau. The shields on the Kelvin don't keep enemy phasers out. They keep Captain Robau in.
As of the recent film, Watson has reached this level, due to his general ability to kick ass, take names, and save Holmes' butt about fifteen times.
Sherlock Holmes Bonecrusher hates this page and everyone on it. The only reason he hasn't ground the servers to dust and killed everyone who's ever edited the page is because it provides a handy list of people he needs to kill, and Bonecrusher hates to be unprepared.
They don't call Godzilla king of all monsters for nothing. In , he managed to Final Wars curb stomp nearly all of the major past monsters ( and Zilla) ONE. AFTER. ANOTHER.
Lampshaded in :
Braveheart William Wallace:
Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace.
William Wallace is seven feet tall!
Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.
(Scottish army laughs)
Continued to it's logical conclusion
Snake Plissken wasn't born; he Escaped From The Womb. I heard he was dead.
Sgt. Donny Donowitz doesn't bash Nazis' skulls in with his baseball bat; the skulls cave themselves in rather than be hit by him.
There are things that go bump in the night. And we are the ones that bump back.
Quaritch is not on Pandora. Pandora is under Quaritch.
FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN!
In-universe, Pai Mei is so badass that legends about his badassery are over a thousand years old.
The Expendables is a rare example where the film itself has achieved Memetic Badass status. This is based mainly on the fact that it's a throwback action movie directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring almost every living action movie actor available. The trailer alone, apparently, will put hair on your chest and give you a third testicle, if you're a dude. If you're a girl, you'll walk out of the theater pregnant.
The Lord of the Rings Aragorn, King of Gondor.
Excuse me, but who here has the audacity to leap into the middle of a mob of angry berserkers with nothing but an oversized knife and an attitude from Hell?
And who not only fought, but wounded Shelob? The world's most badass gardener, Samwise Gamgee. Then he killed a bunch of orcs singlehandedly.
And let it be known Eowyn is no man but she did cave the Witch-King's head in.
It took three arrows thicker than his finger and bigger than his leg to take Boromir down. And the only reason he died at that point was because he was played by Sean Bean.
Bill the Butcher will teach you to speak English with his knife.
fucking Anyone played by Daniel Day-Lewis in general.
As far as The Cinema Snob is concerned? PIERRE KIRBY.
HELLO! My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die.
Optimus Prime would like you to give him your face!
Thor will throw a hammer through your mouth and have it go out the back of your head. End of argument.
Who's gonna put the hammer down? THOR'S GONNA PUT DA HAMMER DOWN!!
Dirty Harry You really don't want to make his day.
Ask yourself punk, "Do I feel lucky" Huh? Well do ya?
He's played by Clint Eastwood who is already a Memetic Badass, so this was a given.
Burt Gummer. Doin' what he can with what he's got
Sharktopus. A giant, genetically-altered Shark/Octopus with swords on the the tips of his tentacles. That is all.
How do I begin to explain Regina George?
Four for you, Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!
Lori Campbell decapitated Freddy Krueger with Jason Voorhees' machete!
Agent Phil Coulson, of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The short "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Thor's Hammer" shows that it is entirely justified.
In the 2011 film : Tommy becomes one in-universe after his video hits the web. He does eventually prove to be worth his fame.