Memetic Badass / Web Original

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Solomon: King of Cool since 1973.

  • The 'I like trains' kid from ASDF Movie.
  • An in-joke among lonelygirl15 fans is to speculate that the Purple Monkey is an immortal being responsible for every plot twist in the series.
  • Survival of the Fittest
    • V3's Bobby Jacks, who after scoring a headshot on another student while his back was turned, was named 'Bocelot' (a reference to Revolver Ocelot) by other handlers, who joked about him killing other students with triple ricochet shots, scoring headshots from halfway across the island, and firing his gun and killing a student in V4 a year later.
    • Furthermore: Nobody killed Bocelot. He just got bored.
    • John Rizzolo is just your average player, except a little more cunning and a lot more sadistic. THE RIZ!, however, is so entirely badass that he creates cliffs from nowhere and drop kicks anyone he wants off of them. His Rizzlefandom on the SotF Rizwebsite has gotten to the point where Rizzlehandlers, often discussing entirely unRizrelated things, will add 'Rizzle' or 'Riz' to their words.
    • Lance Vanguard and Zack Dynamite, two rejected names for Characters in v4.
    • A rejected Troll profile gave us THE GODDAMN BUBBA DOVER. It was a Scary Black Man, with Blaxploitation tropes. Rather than being annoyed, it backfired and the handlers of the board seized on this one instead, to the point where any mention of badass characters is sure to mention him at some point or another.
  • Fans of Kilplix's Left 4 Dead vids will note that Con, despite usually just lighting his team (or mainly just Kilplix) on fire, has quite the fan base and is thought the be the definition of awesomeness. In fact, Con is so awesome, he could probably kill Chuck Norris with only one Molotov.
  • That Guy with the Glasses
    • The fandom seems to have decided that That Dude in the Suede is a badass. And capable of bringing down Insano's reign of terror. It Makes Sense in Context.
    • God help Insano in May...
    • Proven in the Year 3 event... Suede kicked butt. No wonder Insano didn't show up.
    • In universe? SANTA CHRIST! SANTA CHRIST! WE ALL LOVE SANTA CHRIST!
    • "Shall I tell ye the stories of Blood Beard Joe?"
    • Malachite yet was already a badass in universe and it was proven to everyone when he let a car run into him and it exploded! He didn't even break his stride!
    • CHUCK NORRIS!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Don't Fuck With Mara Wilson
    • SSSNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWFFFFLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMEEE!!!!!!!!!!
    • Carl Copenhagen of Demo Reel, Ex-East German Police and Mercenary, Lived a life of killing dangerous animals and people too before becoming a mild mannered Camera man.
    • Not, in fact, Nash Bozard himself, but his XCOM Assault officer, Colonel Igor Koslov, Savior of ERF. Mere mortals fear abduction by aliens. Aliens fear abduction by Igor Koslov.
  • In-Universe example: George Washington among other things invented cocaine, threw a knife into heaven (which scared God shitless), he routinely made love to bears, and possibly possessed as many as thirty penises.
  • During the third Desert Bus for Hope charity drive Matt Wiggins turned down an offer for $500 if he wore eyeliner. Hundreds of ridiculous accusations were made about how evil Matt was, including that he invented Desert Bus, midichlorians, and canceled Firefly. Two public access Twitter accounts carried out the meme (Things Matt Did and Things Matt Did 2). He was eventually redeemed by a) promising to watch Battlefield Earth, and b) this.
  • The Pokemon-themed adoptable site GPXPlus has Cloysterman, a meme spawned from an entry in the site's Pokemon dress-up contest. If it punches you, you WILL die.
  • Felicia Day has a blog entry detailing the Tweets other people have made of these about her.
  • Badass Artist Cri 86 from the WALL-E Forum.
  • In The Slender Man Mythos, some have made Zeke Strahm one of these. When you can manage to give an epic Do Not Go Gentle speech in the face of a depraved, unstoppable, utterly horrific Eldritch Abomination, you are a badass.
  • Katherine Hillard is an in-universe example in Of Love and Bunnies, as most female space villains seem to not realize that her Heel–Face Turn was genuine, and as such refer to her as the universe's greatest mole and seducer of the Universe's Greatest Ranger.
  • Ashly and Anthony's dad from Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? is the ultimate badass. Look at any of their videos on Youtube for confirmation, particularly Lips.
  • The eponymous Ninja of Ask a Ninja often makes astonishing claims about what he and other ninjas can do. Like how a ninja can go through a snowstorm without being hit by a single snowflake, or that they are faster than the speed of light. They are the speed of darkness. He also claims that he killed 4500 people in a day and that the Black Death was a ninja.
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd will take you back to the past, to play the shitty games that suck ass, even if he would rather have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in his ear.
  • This Hyperbole and a Half entry treats Kenny Loggins as if he were Chuck Norris.
  • In-universe example: William Clark in this Let's Play of Civilization IV. The Fictional Documents state that William Clark (the name of the starting warrior) became a legendary figure in American mythology. According to one legend, fish learned to breathe water so they could hide from him. The author describes his image as Gilgamesh meets Paul Bunyan meets Chuck Norris.
  • Bad Horse! He rides across the nation! The Thoroughbred of Sin!
  • Epic Meal Time: Muscles Glasses is definitely played up as this, culminating in coming Back from the Dead and winning a long series of arm-wrestles with various superheroes at Comic-Con. He also won a rap battle just by wordlessly flipping off his opponent.
  • Everybody knows that TotalBiscuit is THE FRICKIN' ARCHMAGE OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!
  • Agents of Cracked brings us The Chief, who, among other things, eats lead and craps bullets(so his toilet gets all...shot up, when he poops), rides a triceratops to work, drinks tiger blood milkshakes for breakfast(MILKSHAKES, FOR BREAKFAST!), and personally knows Die Hard(Not Bruce Willis, Die Hard). Turns out he belongs to a pantheon of other such Chiefs, all of whom are equally badass(Up to and including sexually assaulting a mountain).
  • In a meta way, SCP-682 from SCP Foundation is one. Stories about new ways of killing it always end up in describing how it made it stronger.
    • Alto Clef can't be seduced because his crotch is a hand, and that hand holds a gun.
  • Uncyclopedia has AAA, the greatest gamer who ever lived.
  • Brandon Tenold devoted four episodes of his Cult Movie Review show to the late, great Doug McClure. For a brief time in The '70s, nobody fought big rubber monsters better. McClure was such a badass that he could take a arrow to the face and shrug it off.
  • The chef from Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time melts butter by screaming at it, peels potatoes with his teeth, chops food with an axe, and generally demolishes the entire kitchen (and the occasional assistant) in the course of making delicious food. It helps that he's very, very swedish.
  • RWBY
    • Pyrrha Nikos gets this treatment from the fandom, and she certainly does enough in the source material to back it up.
    • Roman Torchwick, according to the fandom, has out-planned every other villain, is the real Big Bad behind everything, could turn half the cast to the side of evil with a couple words, and his suit it awesome. Not hurt by the fact, in canon, almost every appearance he makes ends with him nearly winning.
    • Nora Valkyrie, due to her powers and Crazy Awesome characterization has gotten many people to make Thor jokes, and consider her ridiculously awesome.
    • Qrow Branwen, known for being the coolest uncle of all time, being Crazy Awesome, and getting into fights while drunk, alongside owning his nieces at video games.
    • Chibi Zwei. Ruby thinks he's just being lazy whenever he decides to take a nap and do nothing all day. You would too after defusing a bomb, saving a girl from getting yelled at by her dad again (It's worse than it sounds), scaring off every Grimm that comes your way, and defeating Cinder and Roman with their friends when just about nobody else could.
    • A bit meta, but even the creator of RWBY, Monty Oum is this. In a world full of possible jobs in animation, this man chose being awesome as his career. Too bad he was only human and mortal.
  • Carmilla the Series has Elsie. Who in canon material shows up briefly, twice, once as Carmilla's 'study buddy' in episode 3 and in episodes 34-35 after being rescued by the Dimwit Squad. The fandom latched onto her cool appearance and badass army jacket and made her into the Queen of Swaghilia.
  • On January 21st, a woman by the name of Linda Clacke left a tweet saying "I will destroy ISIS." The internet found this, took hold of it, and went crazy over it. Making meme after meme of her due to her sheer bravery making a statement like that and earning her the nickname Linda Glocke.
  • Christian Weston Chandler's elderly late-father, Robert (Considered the one remotely-sane and likable Chandler family member), is seen as this to some degree....even being given the moniker "The Internet Lumberjack".
  • Prak "Bane" Jaws, from Tear of Grace's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor series. Not only is he more or less Bane from The Dark Knight Rises in Uruk form, but he also has the ability to walk away in one direction only to then immediately attack Tear from behind. There's a reason he was Tear's Climax Boss in the penultimate mission of the game.
  • Among the Shack Tactical group and in the greater ARMA community, Dslyecxi is widely considered one of the very best ARMA players around. Which is impressive enough, but if you listen to the way people talk about him, you'd think Dslyecxi had his own Fact List. People say he's a ninja who can smell your fear from kilometers away, and can only be killed if you cut off his head. That he has senses other people lack that tell him when is the exact moment that nobody will be looking in his direction, and thus the perfect time to strike. He can land a helicopter on a piece of land the size of a postage stamp. He vanishes unless you look directly at him, and can stalk you perfectly for hours at a time, toying with you before he goes in for the kill. According to stories he can tip the scales in a battle between hundreds of players just by showing up on the field. Although given some of the stunts he's pulled, you start to wonder if the stories are all true.

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