'''Basic Trope''': Everyone kicks ass in this world.
* '''Straight''' Every named character has several awesome moments.
* '''Exaggerated'''
** Everybody, even the cafeteria worker at any given High School, is qualified to be a MemeticBadass. The usual routines involve fending off {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that reside outside the planet, outwitting the resident TricksterGod, and that is before getting through the front door of their job. Needless to say, every day is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Even [[GooGooGodlike the babies & toddlers]] and [[NeverMessWithGranny eld]][[BadassGrandpa erly]] are badass.
* '''Downplayed''': Everyone gets a MundaneMadeAwesome moment.
* '''Justified''':
** The world has SocialDarwinist standards and has tough living conditions, which [[HadToBeSharp forces]] people to be an ActionSurvivor at least. This is the method a large majority of societies in order to breed powerful human beings for their success.
** Badassery is a method of survival in a [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou dangerous]] CrapsackWorld.
** EveryoneIsASuper
** The story takes place at an occupation where badassery is a requirement.
* '''Inverted''': Everyone in a universe is a weakling, incapable of a good fight or a clever gambit.
* '''Subverted''':
** Everyone have an awesome moment, except for a pansy Bob.
** The setting of the story is built up to be a World of Badass... and then the cast is revealed to be one full of harmless talking rabbits.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Until he got CharacterDevelopment and TookALevelInBadass himself.
** If guile count as badass, [[GuileHero Bob]] is one.
** Or you just [[FridgeBrilliance stop and think]] about how incredibly badass Bob needs to be to simply survive.
** The rabbits make no delay in revealing their true awesomeness, making it a World of BadassAdorable.
* '''Parodied''': Everyone has a moment they believed are awesome, though it is definitely not.
** Everyone is such a capable fighter that even after years of on-screen war, [[NonLethalWarfare no one can actually manage to kill anyone else]]. Battles end when enough people on one side get tired enough to be sick of the fight and leave.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Some characters are badass, some aren't.
* '''Enforced''': The writer or executive wants the show to have a lot of cool fight scenes to draw in new viewers.
* '''Lampshaded''': "You, my friend, are a WorthyOpponent just like everyone else I know. You're nothing special."
* '''Invoked''': The world has adopted SocialDarwinist standards just so they can live such a world and will be safe if there any alien invaders.
* '''Exploited''': Alex Cunningham the lone-wolf wants to hire someone to guard his stuff while he's gone and wants someone tough & trustworthy. [[GenreSavvy Aware of this trope]], he chooses random people off the street & makes sure that he can trust them before telling them to guard his stuff.
* '''Defied''': Bob and his friends (or town, or species) is not particularly badass. But rather than taking steps to rise to the other factions' level of badass, they decide to either isolate themselves or willingly throw themselves at the other factions' feet.
* '''Discussed''': "Why does everyone have to be so badass? I mean, God could have made at least one of my enemies into a wimp. Good thing I'm not one, though."
* '''Conversed''': "Why would they make everyone start out as a badass? If you think about it, it'd more impressive for a wimpy character to learn to accomplish such feats and [[TookALevelInBadass become badass over the course of the story]]."
* '''Implied''': A man returns bravely to his hometown to recall his awesome adventures. Everyone's reaction is "Meh, I've seen that many times before."
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob is afraid he will be [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass out-shined by a lot of people]]...
* '''Reconstructed''': ...so he studies super-science and becomes the most colossal AwesomeByAnalysis OmnidisciplinaryScientist BadassBookworm [[AC:[[LargeHam IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!]]]]
* '''Played For Drama''': Sure, everyone may be Badass... But that doesn't mean everybody lives to old age. In fact, ''because'' everyone has to fight to survive, the average living age in this world is astonishingly low, which affects all the characters in various ways.
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???