Quotes / Underestimating Badassery

"Advantage of being salarian. Turian, krogan, vorcha, all obvious threats. (sharp inhale) Never see me coming."
Mordin Solus, Mass Effect 2

"Don't worry about [the Winchesters]?'" What, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael, or Lilith, or Alastair, or Azazel didn't worry? Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?!
Crowley, Supernatural

[The group has been slapping Kuyou around and knocked him into the gymnasium building]
Rason: I gotta say, this guy isn't so hard.
Ahakon: Yeah, this creep is a joke.
Inner Moka: Don't be so sure of yourself. He hasn't begun to fight yet.
Ahakon: What do you mean? He hasn't managed to get one hit on us yet.
[the gymnasium building begins to shake, and flames shoot out of the wall]
Kurumu: That's because he hasn't been trying yet.
Mizore: It's about to get hotter here.
Gin: Get ready, he's coming!
[A fireball shoots out from the gymnasium, and the group narrowly manages to dodge]
Kuyou: Such arrogant talk from such weaklings. [emerges from the building in his Ultimate Battle Form]

Charlie: Your new counterpart: Parson Gotti, Lord Hamster of Gobwin Knob. The more-than-perfect warlord. He is the most dangerous being in Erfworld.
Tramennis: What, behind the potato?
Charlie: I'll send you a dossier.

Gordon: What about this "Joker" guy?
Batman: One man or the entire mob? He can wait.

"Sometimes, mermaids can devour tigers."
Kagura Mikazuchi showing Sabertooth guild who's boss, Fairy Tail

Ace: Who are you calling small!? [proceeds to attack Dalek with a baseball bat]

Soldier: The first thing you notice about the doctor of war is he's unarmed. For many it's also the last.

You fools!! In battle, if you let your opponent see you're winded, it's the same as throwing away most of your chance of victory!! Watch carefully and learn the intensity of the battlefield...
Random Mook believing Guts to be tired during his Extreme Mêlée Revenge, Berserk

Loki: Enough! You are all of you beneath me. I am a god, you dull creature. I will not be bullied by—
Hulk: Puny god.

"The Commander was wrong; you are dangerous! Too dangerous to leave alive!"

Jeong-Jeong: Nothing I taught you prepared you for the Avatar.
Zhao: I think I can handle a child.

Kouji Kabuto: You're not getting away, Gadlight! We're gonna settle accounts today!
Gadlight Meonsam: “You're not getting away”? Don't make me laugh, Earthling! Looks like you still don't understand the gap in power between us! Someone like you doesn't have a snowflake's chance in Hell of beating me!
Kouji: You know about all of the villains who've said that and underestimate us!? Not a Black Hole, Fallen Angels, the Mycenae, or Sphere Reactors have been able to stop us!
Gadlight: Then I'll have to shove your faces down into despair!
Kouji: Just try it! We won't hand our future to someone like you!
— Scenario 58, Third Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen

You've gone far enough. Neloth is a fool to think he could send some low life to finish me off.
Ildari Sarothril to the Dragonborn, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn

Caitlin: Barry has superpowers. Oliver has a bow and arrow.
Diggle: Do you have any idea how many people Oliver has killed using that bow and arrow?

"You and your kind may play mortals for weaklings and fools, and that may be fitting for some, but you underestimate me."

Lex Luthor: What makes you think you can kill Superman when you can't even defeat a mere mortal in a Halloween costume?
The Joker (menacingly): There's nothing mere about that mortal!
Superman: The Animated Series, "World's Finest"

White Martian: You must be Aquaman. What can you do? You can't fly or run fast, can you? Your skin may be tough, but not so tough I can't just cut through. What can you do, apart from talk to fish?
Aquaman: Let me think. I can locate your brain's basal ganglia, the part you inherited from your marine ancestors. And, just for starters, I can give you a seizure.
* The martian collapses to the ground, convulsing*

Sophia: (angrily) "Tell me you're joking! Why is Anna there with those terrorists??"
'Matsukage: (smugly)'' "Calm down, dear."
Sophia: "Huh?"
Matsukage: "I'm sure she's just gathering intel. Oboro is with her."
Sophia: "You really think that clueless dummy can protect our little girl?!"
(scene immediately shifts to Oboro sprinting down the hall to save Anna)
Shimoneta, episode 11

Ben McKittrick: You know, I have heard about you. You don't feed. You won't be strong enough to defeat me. (attacks) Is that all you got?
Stefan: No. (grabs a flamethrower) I got this too. (roasts him alive)

Artanis: Have faith, Zeratul! You almost sound as if you fear these humans. What are they to such as we? Was it not we who defeated the dreaded Overmind?
Zeratul: Yes, Artanis, we did vainquish the Overmind. But we did so with the help of humans. Do not be so quick to underestimate them.
StarCraft : Brood War

You made the mistake of thinking of me as a mere powerless girl, Mr. Mage.

You're just like my father! You underestimated her and she bested you! She is a Heterodyne! Doesn't that mean anything to you?!?
Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, dressing down Captain Vole after the latter got utterly trounced by the titular heroine Agatha, Girl Genius

Einhart: Huh? Vivio's mothers will be in the mock battle?
Vivio: Yep! They're always pushing themselves!
Einhart: Even though those two seem like beautiful, family-oriented, warm-hearted mothers... I'm a bit surprised that they would participate in a magic battle.
(Nove nearly bursts into laughter)
Vivio: I wouldn't say they just "participate."

Karnak: Well... I was expecting them to send someone. But not you, Ms Grey.
Jean Grey: No? Who did you expect?
Karnak: I thought they would send one of the warriors. Logan, maybe.
Jean Grey: My feelings are hurt, Karnak. I've always considered myself a warrior.
Karnak: You are a child. And you are out of your depth, Ms. Grey. Peharps if you'd snuck up on— Wait— that's odd... Déjà Vu.
Jean Grey: That's because it's the fourth time we've had this same conversation. I actually arrived six hours ago.
Karnak: Oh. I'll get out of this, you know, Ms. Grey.
Jean Grey I know. But by then it will be too late.

"[Sunburst]’s been a superheroine for at least forty years! Forty YEARS. In that time, she’s had dozens if not hundreds of dynamorph challenges; by this time, she’s probably got one of the most powerful dynamorphs in the world. And in all that time, she’s never been the acknowledged leader of the California Crusaders. BUT, she’s always the ‘elder statesman’, the one that everyone listens to, the one with the final say.
"Mother, Sunburst is DANGEROUS! The only reason that a woman like that would allow herself to be disregarded as a giddy bimbo is that that was exactly how she wanted to be seen! She is underestimated, which means that she can get away with murder when she wants to. During that first summer [as Sunburst's ward], I was constantly trying to get away, and I could never pull it off, yet it always, ALWAYS looked like a pure fluke, and I could never quite be sure whether it was just bad luck or not. Most of the chessplayers who could pull something off like that have an ego that needs to rub their sucker’s face in exactly how badly they’ve been played. Sunny doesn’t have that.”
Nacht, "Silent Nacht, part 2", Whateley Universe

[Scootaloo's] superiors had saw her skill and talent, allowing her a chance to prove herself by taking over the basic training of many of the pegasi who had joined from the Fire Tribe lands, but they all scoffed when they found out her handicap. It tended to remain that way until she drove them face first into the ground, choking on their own feathers. Just because she couldn't fly, after all, didn't mean her wings didn't work.

Too late, Nero realized his mistake. When he was young, in Tilea, he had heard legends of the great strength of the Lords of the Night, but he had never seen that in his former teacher, who resembled a rotting carcass. He had never imagined that Nicodemus could move so fast - never imagined that he could burst through those skeletons so easily - never imagined that those wizened hands could break his neck so quickly.

I nodded, “that's true,” my smile was mirthless, “remember what I said about the strong using the weak to get stronger?” the filly nodded hesitantly, “well, the son-of-a-mule thought that he was stronger than one of them; and he was wrong. Got killed for his trouble. Served him right.”

"It's the Healer!" she yelled, cleaving through the green wall. "we can ta-"(Shamal takes down them all with a Single-Stroke Battle)

He believes he's already won. He thinks I'm stupid. It's okay. I like being underestimated.

Mala's eyes went wide with pain and surprise. He'd expected this job to be a walk. Two of them against a girl? No problem. Three of them had taken down the great Superman.
Now, the pain in his abdomen and his lack of breath were forcing him to reconsider matters.

The prismatic explosion and small mushroom cloud that followed shook the ground, and Twilight saw Flash shield his face and lose his balance in the air from the shockwave. She grabbed him with telekinesis and lowered him next to her, where the Soul Reaper gave her an astonished look.
“Yeah, think this cinches it, definitely underestimated you ponies.”
Twilight couldn't help but smile. “We have our moments.”

I’d almost started to laugh again. What was she going to do? Then I got my answer. Applejack swiftly turned and bucked the tree she was just inspecting. A rain of apples, still not yet ripe for harvest, began falling down. What happened next was almost too ridiculous to believe.

As the apples fell, Applejack spun around, and somehow manage to buck dozens of them in a row with perfect precision, her legs moving so fast that they were practically a blur. The result was me being pelted with a stream of rapid-fire projectiles, almost like a machine gun that had been loaded with apples instead of bullets. And since none of the apples were ripe, each of them was nearly as hard as a rock.

Eamon: We can take this guy!
Polly: Eamon. That guy is the Punisher. We have to go.

The "destabilizing element" zigzagging through the desert sky was a man in his thirties. He wore a long black beard, a black turban, and an ornately embroidered vest that his mother had made for him when he left home to take his apprenticeship. It was faded now, and in many places, scorched. His name was Khalil Mahmud ibn Hijazi, and he was sitting on a carpet. Specifically, he was sitting on a blue and white flying carpet that he had woven himself.
Inside the cockpit, Rogers was eagerly engaging the plane's extraordinary tracking and weapons system. He looked forward to this kill. Reality Deviants (RDs for short) in the west at least had the common sense to know their place in the paradigm and stay out of sight. Here in the Rub al-Khali, toward the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, they seemed to be getting a little out of hand; or, as his father had said about the blacks, "downright uppity." He was looking forward to teaching this one, at least, that there was no room in the world for rebellious anachronisms.
His first barrage of heat-seeking missiles would have been more than enough to neutralize the RD, but something went wrong: they never detached from the wings of the plane. Nevertheless, they exploded just as they were supposed to.
Mage: The Ascension - Lost Paths

I was a little too optimistic, all three at the same time, it's too much!

Berserker: I would like to meet him, in Armagetto or any other place. I would take his Astro-Force and force it into his guts, before I ripped his body asunder.
Darkseid: Underestimating my first son’s power would be like unto underestimating my own. All too many battles are lost thru one’s own arrogance, and thru underestimation of the enemy. This will not be done. Agreed?

He thinks I'm weak. He thinks I won't do it...