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Peteman
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08:20:21 PM Apr 14th 2013
I have not read this fic, but there have been times when people have described a pegasus as a Badass Normal despite the fact that the pegasus is a cloud walking, weather manipulating, flying, magical talking horse, or King Sombra even though he's a magic user.

I want to make sure that this is Badass Normal, and not Brought Down to Badass, or even, Square Peg Round Trope (there is no relatively when it comes to Badass Normal, you being able to throw spells around kinda disqualifies you).
Godzillawolf
09:30:06 AM Apr 15th 2013
All examples listed consisted entirely of physical hand to hand combat against the monsters in question, mainly because Phantoms and Ghouls are Anti-Magic against Pony magic.
Peteman
09:33:58 AM Apr 15th 2013
I'm still skeptical, since that might be more Fights Like a Normal or Brought Down to Badass.

And does Rainbow Dash still fly?
Godzillawolf
03:46:39 PM Apr 15th 2013
Yes, she does. So which trope would it be then?
Peteman
06:55:55 PM Apr 15th 2013
Well, anyone that can fly is kind of out of the running for being a Badass Normal.

Power Loss Makes You Strong? Drama-Preserving Handicap?

Is there a trope that involves a reduction in power, but not a full-blown De-power? I'll check.
jmcdavid
09:52:04 PM Jul 18th 2013
How about Empowered Badass Normal? Is that close enough?
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