Quotes / Handicapped Badass

"Yeah, that might have hurt—if I wasn't fucking crippled, dumbass."
Caine's response to being kicked in the leg, moments before he breaks the poor sap's neck.

"Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible."
Sir. Douglas Bader, one of the greatest Real Life examples.

Think about this for a minute. On most days, Baldwin IV was barely able to stand—let alone take on the most powerful army in the world—but on the battlefield at Mont Gisard, he got so ripshit pumped up out of his mind about doing one completely fucking aweseome thing with his life that he did what seemed impossible and served as an inspiration to every man around him. The once-feeble King was out there in front of the host of warriors, his hands and arms wrapped in bandages in an unsuccessful attempt to lessen the searing pain shooting through his body as he gripped his blade, as he spurred his horse on, leading a charge of 500 knights (and a few thousand local infantry) against an army of 26,000 battle-hardened veteran soldiers. The people who witnessed this got so ridiculously jacked that they each fought like a fucking roid-raging Yetis on PCP, swinging their blades at the unprepared invaders like cheesy 1980s slasher-movie villains assaulting a sorority house.

Beware, I implore, all ye masters of war who prefer to draft healthy young boys.
For the blind, halt, and lame can be good at this game when well placed defending the toys
They’ve learned their art well and they strike hard and true.
If they’ve something to prove, then they’ll prove it on you.
The last line on Earth that you’d want to drive through you can swear is the cripples’ shield-wall."
Leslie Fish, "The Cripples' Shield Wall."

Having both his eyes put out by enemy weaponry STILL didn't stop Zizka, however—this tank-driving maniac was just too badass to fade away. He went on to command his army for 4 more years, the blind leading the non-blind, and still never lost a fight.

"When I’m asked if the country is ready for women in combat, I look down at where my legs used to be and think, ‘Where do you think this happened, a bar fight?’"
—Lt. Col (ret.) Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

"Gotta love modern weapons tech. Easier for a one-armed man to fire a missile launcher than pull on his pants!"
Arsenal, Young Justice, "Satisfaction"

"You know, Foley, I only have one eye—I have the right to be blind sometimes… I really do not see the signal!"
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, disobeying a direct order to retreat at the Battle of Copenhagen.

"You look so strong. You are not so strong. I kill you with one hand."
The Arbamovici Twins have only one arm each, but in those arms are a giant sickle and a sledgehammer.

"I will now make a confession: It was the sight of your maimed strength and masterfulness that begot Long John Silver… the idea of the maimed man, ruling and dreaded by the sound, was entirely taken from you."
Robert Louis Stevenson to his friend William Ernest Henleynote 

Shockwave: This is no place for a one-handed Autobot.
Ultra Magnus: (elbows him in the face) I'll take one bum hand over one good eye any day. (punch!)

Johnny the Boy: Look at you; a cripple and a mute.
Goose: That's right, skag. He sings, and I tap-dance. (starts to throttle Johnny)
Mad Max

Bill, I've got no TARDIS, no sonic, about ten minutes of oxygen left, and now I'm blind. Can you imagine how unbearable I'm going to be when I pull this off?
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "Oxygen"