Playing With / World of Badass

Basic Trope: Everyone kicks ass in some ways
  • Straight Everyone has an awesome moment
  • Exaggerated
  • Downplayed: Everyone gets a Mundane Made Awesome moment.
  • Justified:
    • The world has Social Darwinist standards and has tough living conditions, which forces people to be an Action Survivor 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 dangerous Crapsack World.
    • Everyone Is a Super
    • 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:
  • Parodied: Everyone has a moment they believed are awesome, though it is definitely not.
  • 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 Worthy Opponent just like everyone else I know. You're nothing special."
  • Invoked: The world has adopted Social Darwinist 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. 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: ???
  • Discussed: "Why does everyone have to so badass? I mean god could have, at least, made 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 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 out-shined by a lot of people...
  • Reconstructed: he studies super-science and becomes the most colossal Awesome by Analysis Omnidisciplinary Scientist Badass Bookworm IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!

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