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*** There is also how he kills him: A plunging stab to the head that buries the Master Swort almost to its hilt.


** The Inklings are teenage squids that can transform into humanoids with tentacles for hairs, small fangs and racoon-like eyes. They know how to shoot guns, rifles, and freaking MACHINE GUNS!
*** They also managed to take down an entire army of Octopus invaders and their powerful robot machines BY THEMSELVES!
** The Octarians are mostly octopus tentacles that can control mini tanks and never fear Inklings (most of the time). There are also the Octolings, Octarian versions of the Inklings. And yes, they also use guns.
** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game is a giant octopus that looks unusually adorable, and is very humorous. Not only that, he can also fight in a battleship while playing some beats.
** The Salmonids are fish creatures that have destroyed countless Inkling cities. But they have big, goofy eyes.

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** The Inklings are teenage squids a species of VoluntaryShapeshifting teenagers that can transform into between squids and humanoids with tentacles for hairs, hair, small fangs fangs, and racoon-like eyes. They know how to shoot guns, rifles, The hottest sport in the Inkling world is called Turf War -- which, were it not for [[NonLethalKO Non-Lethal KOs]], would effectively be a BloodSport. As such, most Inklings are trained wielding a variety of [[AbnormalAmmo ink-based]] weaponry, including {{Sniper Rifle}}s, [[GatlingGood Gatling guns]], and freaking MACHINE GUNS!
[[ArtAttacker giant paint rollers and brushes]].
*** They also Even among the Inklings, special mention goes out to [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Agent 3]] and [[VideoGame/Splatoon2 Agent 4]], both of whom have, on separate occasions, managed to single-handedly take down an entire army of Octopus octopus invaders and their powerful robot machines BY THEMSELVES!
robotic war machines.
** The Octarians Octarian forces are mostly comprised mainly of WaddlingHead-like octopus tentacles that can control mini miniature tanks and never show no fear Inklings (most on the front lines ([[CowardlyMooks well, most of the time). There time]]). The more elite troops are also made up of the humanoid Octolings, who closely match their Inkling counterparts in appearance, abilities -- and yes, asskicking.
** DJ Octavio, the
Octarian versions of the Inklings. And yes, they also use guns.
** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game
leader and series' BigBad, is a giant octopus that looks unusually adorable, who is actually rather cute, and is [[FunnyOctopus very humorous. Not only that, humorous]]. Nevertheless, he can also still put up a fight in a battleship from his HumongousMecha while playing some beats.
[[FreakyElectronicMusic laying down spicy beats]].
** The Salmonids are -- a horde of fish creatures that have destroyed leveled countless Inkling cities. But they have cities -- qualify under UglyCute with their big, goofy eyes.


* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both bear and bird resemble [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter furries]] who are sweet, caring and heroic. Kazooie is capable of flight, launching an entire arsenal of eggs and quickly taking down anyone who gets in her way. Banjo is capable of blocking every attack and totally knows how to defend himself.

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* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both bear and bird resemble sweet, heroic [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter furries]] who are sweet, caring always work together. Banjo is capable of grabbing and heroic. throwing at full force, slamming into foes and totally knows how to defend himself. Kazooie is capable of flight, full speed movement, launching an entire arsenal of eggs and quickly taking down pecking and slashing anyone who gets in her way. Banjo is capable of blocking every attack and totally knows how to defend himself.


* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both bear and bird resemble RidiculouslyCuteCritters. Kazooie is capable of flight, launching an entire arsenal of eggs and quickly taking down anyone who gets in her way. Banjo is capable of blocking attacks and totally knows how to defend himself.

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* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both bear and bird resemble RidiculouslyCuteCritters.[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter furries]] who are sweet, caring and heroic. Kazooie is capable of flight, launching an entire arsenal of eggs and quickly taking down anyone who gets in her way. Banjo is capable of blocking attacks every attack and totally knows how to defend himself.



** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game is an evil octopus that looks unusually adorable, and is very humorous. Not only that, he can also fight in a battleship while playing some beats.

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** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game is an evil a giant octopus that looks unusually adorable, and is very humorous. Not only that, he can also fight in a battleship while playing some beats.


* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has the titular character and Mugman, the brotherly protagonists. They're cute little homages to cartoon protagonists from the 30s that, eventually, can become strong enough to beat up [[{{Satan}} the Devil himself]]. [[https://twitter.com/EvanSkolnick/status/953431259161673728 It helps that Cuphead and Mugman are adolescents as well.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both bear and bird resemble RidiculouslyCuteCritters. Kazooie is capable of flight, launching an entire arsenal of eggs and quickly taking down anyone who gets in her way. Banjo is capable of blocking attacks and totally knows how to defend himself.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has the titular character and Mugman, the brotherly protagonists. They're cute little homages to cartoon protagonists from the 30s that, eventually, can become strong enough to beat up [[{{Satan}} the Devil himself]]. [[https://twitter.com/EvanSkolnick/status/953431259161673728 It helps that Cuphead and Mugman are adolescents as well.]]



** Orisa. She's a tough, heavily-armed machine built to defend her country of origin, but as shown in her "Oh!" Highlight Intro, she can go from violent and badass to cute and adorable in an instant.
** Mercy is a very beautiful yet skilled nurse equipped with both a healing staff and a medium-range blaster. She also have quite cute quirks when choosing an emote of hers.

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** Orisa. She's a tough, heavily-armed machine built to defend her country of origin, but as shown in her "Oh!" Highlight Intro, she can go from violent and badass to cute and adorable in an instant.
** Mercy is a very beautiful yet skilled nurse equipped with both a healing staff and a medium-range blaster. She also have quite very cute quirks when choosing an emote of hers.



** Your character, who can [[spoiler:destroy the barrier]] [[BadassPacifist without shedding a drop of blood]] or destroy the entire Underground despite being a small, cute little kid.

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** Your character, who can [[spoiler:destroy destroy the barrier]] [[BadassPacifist without barrier [[spoiler:without shedding a drop of blood]] or destroy the entire Underground despite being a small, cute little kid.

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* Birb, the PlayerCharacter of ''VideoGame/SongBirdSymphony'', is a young chick with almost unseen before singing abilities. In a universe where singing is power, he definitely kicks ass while being a total cutie.


** The Inklings are teenage squids that can transform into humanoids with tentacles for hairs, small fangs and racoon-like eyes... That know how to shoot guns, rifles, and freaking MACHINE GUNS!

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** The Inklings are teenage squids that can transform into humanoids with tentacles for hairs, small fangs and racoon-like eyes... That eyes. They know how to shoot guns, rifles, and freaking MACHINE GUNS!


** =Tracer is very cute, but make no mistake. She can tear the entire enemy team a new one if they don't know what coming to them.

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** =Tracer Tracer is very cute, but make no mistake. She can tear the entire enemy team a new one if they don't know what coming to them.



** The [[Pun king]] of them all, crossing over with IronWoobie, is the goat monster Asgore. Throughout the story, the player gets information that he may be a big softie. He is indeed very sweet and {{adorkable}}, yet sees killing the protagonist as something he ''has'' to do no matter how much he might not wish to.

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** The [[Pun king]] king of them all, crossing over with IronWoobie, is the goat monster Asgore.[[spoiler:Asgore]]. Throughout the story, the player gets information that he may be a big softie. He is indeed very sweet and {{adorkable}}, yet sees killing the protagonist as something he ''has'' to do no matter how much he might not wish to.


!!!Company Examples
* Creator/{{Atlus}} is fond of this trope.
** Most of the Frost family of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' counts. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Black Frost]] in [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Nocturne]], to [[TheAce Batman fan Frost Ace]] and [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman the adorably-armored Demonee-Ho]] in ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney Strange Journey]]'', or [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking King Frost]], with the ''possible'' exception of series regular Jack Frost, who begins as a MascotMook and can badass his way into becoming any of the prior examples.
*** Alice counts, too. Cutest girl ever seen in the games. Extremely lethal sorceress to boot.
*** The [[HelloInsertNameHere Protagonist]] of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is a seventeen-year-old who borders sometimes into childishly adorable. He's either an AllLovingHero, an EvilOverlord overseeing Humanity's RageAgainstTheHeavens, or the world's savior.
*** "Evil" Overlord is a bit fuzzy, his reasons are morally sound, the only reason it remotely comes close to fuzzy is because of [[{{God}} who he's taking down]]. Either way, he's a savior, it's just which method he chooses.
** ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
*** Koromaru from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. His victory pose is him cutely scratching himself! Ken Amada, as a ten-year-old cute little boy, might also count. Hell, particularly the whole S.E.E.S. members are definitely this.
*** The Investigation Team in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is certainly this, due to them being {{Adorkable}}, very good-looking and badass enough to take down anything that comes in their way. Naoto takes a special mention.
*** Naoto is the only party member with a license to carry weapons (specifically, firearms, which are even more heavily restricted), and at one point wins a high-school beauty contest ''by bailing on it'', since it's seen as [[{{Moe}} endearingly shy]].
*** Uncle Ryotaro Dojima takes his utterly adorable, seven-year-old daughter Nanako to the shooting range to train with him, by telling her it's a game. It is strongly implied that she is very good at the shooting game.
*** The Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is certainly this but special mention goes to the female members and Morgana. [[spoiler:The twins Caroline and Justine also qualify, being simultaneously young girls and the strongest enemies the Thieves can face save for Igor and the BigBad.]]
** ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE:''
*** Tsubasa Oribe a [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy]] GenkiGirl who can get excited over the smallest things. She's also very handy with a spear and won't hesitate to pierce enemies with it.
*** Mamori Minamoto is an 11-year-old girl and ''wields an'' ''[[AnAxeToGrind axe in battle]]''.

* Creator/SquareEnix loves this trope. You've got [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Moogles]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Black Mages]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Tarutaru]], and even [[VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime Slimes with battle tanks]]. The [[KillerRabbit Tonberrys]] are adorable, but extremely dangerous if one underestimates them.
** There is a young, lovely, cute, spunky, aloof, innocent, friendly, childish GenkiGirl in almost every ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' game: '''Rydia''', '''Krile''', '''Relm''', '''Yuffie''', '''Selphie''', '''Eiko''', '''Rikku''', '''Penelo''', '''Vanille'''. And all of them cover the badass part of the trope. They are capable of decimating anything, be it with bombs, BlackMagic, SummonMagic or just oversized weapons that they shouldn't be able to carry.
** Selphie is willing to blow up a whole missile base, and that's just one of her moments. Not to mention she possesses the strongest Limit Break ''in the entire game'', called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The End]], which will ''wish the enemy into the flower fields'' in a one-hit KO. Worst of it all? ''It works on the final boss.''
** One of Vanille's "battle sayings" is "I'm not all flowers and sunshine!" In a sickeningly cute, sweet, sing-song voice. You could hear the jaws hit the floor when it was learned that [[{{Moe}} cute and cheery]] she had a summon that was a ''[[SmallGirlBigGun walking war machine]]''. Not to mention that she's [[spoiler:the harbinger of the apocalypse. Badass indeed]].
** '''Vivi''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. I mean, come on. The little cutie is the [[TheWoobie freakin' Woobie]], but if he gets angry and/or determined, he will own you.
** Also '''Tifa''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Although less adorable than sexy, Tifa is a sweet and wholesome girl ([[{{Stripperific}} although she doesn't dress like one]]) who can dish out one of the biggest damage in the game, [[BarefistedMonk with her bare hands]]!
** Then there's '''Rinoa''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', who is cute but also [[spoiler:a Sorceress]], and basically wields a large chakram that is shot from her wrist!
** '''Terra'''! MysteriousWaif of [[HalfHumanHybrid exotic ancestry]]? Check. PersonOfMassDestruction? Check. MamaBear? Oh so very, very check. (There is [[CharacterDevelopment actually more]], but you get the idea). And in case you don't, Dissidia Final Fantasy sets Terra up as the girl who snuggles moogles, then frightens Kefka into shutting up. Fans didn't like the badass was underplayed to emphasize her development though.
*** And Gau. The cute, adorable little feral boy who was RaisedByWolves manages to wear out Sabin, the game's leading badass who can ''suplex a train'', calling it a ''dance''. In battle, Gau is a DiscOneNuke and a Disc Two [[StoneWall Tank]], who is capable of scratching like a cat for massive damage.
*** There's also the aforementioned Relm, a cheery 12-year-old who uses a paintbrush as her weapon of choice, and threatens enemies by painting them a picture. That thing can actually do a lot of damage, and [[LethalJokeCharacter she's got the highest magic stat in the game]], and properly grinded, becomes a ridiculous GameBreaker.
** HalfIdenticalTwins '''Palom''' and '''Porom''' are Badass Adorable ''twins''.
** '''Serah''', Lightning's little sister, is the main character of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2''. DamselInDistress no more. She possesses fighting skills on par with the party members from the original game now, and she's no less cute from it. Her victory pose is catching EmpathicWeapon and TeamPet Mog and giving him a hug.
** Yuna in Final Fantasy X. Adorable girl, not even at adulthood, ready to sacrifice her life to end the world's suffering, all with a smile.
** Aaaaaaaaaaaaand now we have ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy'', turning the WorldOfBadass seen in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' into a World Of Badass Adorable.
** Sora, Roxas, Ven and Xion from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Still, the absolute best example is none other than '''Mickey Mouse''', who they managed to turn into freaking ''[[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]'', of all things.
** His Badass quotient has only increased over the games. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', he's a support character that appears to cast spells. By ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'', he's playable whenever Sora is defeated, but can't actually finish off bosses (Although his agile combo actually makes him pretty good at wearing them down) . When ''358/2 Days'' made him playable, he was on about the same level as the other playable characters. By ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' [[spoiler:he's capable of [[TimeStandsStill pulling a ZA WARUDO]] on every member of the new Organization XIII (including the Big Bads from ''I'' and ''II'') in time. The only person capable of resisting is the incarnation of Xehanort with power over time itself.]] All this from a former steamboat worker.
** Also from ''Dream Drop Distance'', we've got the Dream Eaters, both Spirit and Nightmare. From bouncing blue "[[MixAndMatchCritters cat-dogs]]" and purple bats, to electric snails and deer, and undead dinosaurs and [[KillerRabbit wizard rabbits]], they really suit the term "adorable killers".
** Aside from ''Final Fantasy'', ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us Mr. Mew. An adorable little cat plush that could rip your eyes out.
*** From the same game, [[DefrostingIceQueen Neku]] [[MagicKnight Sakuraba]] and [[TheBeastmaster Shiki]] [[GirlyBruiser Misaki]], with the former being able to use a SuperpowerLottery’s worth of PsychicPowers and the latter actually being the one to control [[KillerTeddyBear Mr. Mew.]]
** Max Caulfield and Chloe Price in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''.
*** For Max: She's a CuteClumsyGirl who has the power to [[TimeMaster REWIND TIME]].
*** For Chloe: After her former dad, William, died, she took a rebellious phase and TookALevelInBadass.
** Lara Croft in the ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' game released in 2013. She always been cute but the 2013 game puts emphasis on her youth, innocence, and [[NaiveNewcomer overall inexperience]].
** Leah and Marcy from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has the titular character and Mugman, the brotherly protagonists. They're cute little homages to cartoon protagonists from the 30s that, eventually, can become strong enough to beat up [[{{Satan}} the Devil himself]]. [[https://twitter.com/EvanSkolnick/status/953431259161673728 It helps that Cuphead and Mugman are adolescents as well.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' you travel a many Earth-sized world on your own (or with a small handful of friends), hunting and gathering to keep yourself fed enough to stay alive, building your own homes and even ''cities'' from scratch out of wild and underground raw materials, slaying hundreds upon hundreds of undead and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, smelting metals into your own TwentyFourHourArmor, mastering arcane magic and navigating the [[DeathWorld netherworld]]. All while being a cartoonish toylike being BuiltWithLEGO.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'':
** =Tracer is very cute, but make no mistake. She can tear the entire enemy team a new one if they don't know what coming to them.
** D.va. She's a very cute 19-year old girl who is a professional gamer that can keep up with seasoned combatants.
** Mei. Cute as a button, and armed with devices which can freeze the hell out of you.
** Orisa. She's a tough, heavily-armed machine built to defend her country of origin, but as shown in her "Oh!" Highlight Intro, she can go from violent and badass to cute and adorable in an instant.
** Mercy is a very beautiful yet skilled nurse equipped with both a healing staff and a medium-range blaster. She also have quite cute quirks when choosing an emote of hers.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** The Inklings are teenage squids that can transform into humanoids with tentacles for hairs, small fangs and racoon-like eyes... That know how to shoot guns, rifles, and freaking MACHINE GUNS!
*** They also managed to take down an entire army of Octopus invaders and their powerful robot machines BY THEMSELVES!
** The Octarians are mostly octopus tentacles that can control mini tanks and never fear Inklings (most of the time). There are also the Octolings, Octarian versions of the Inklings. And yes, they also use guns.
** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game is an evil octopus that looks unusually adorable, and is very humorous. Not only that, he can also fight in a battleship while playing some beats.
** The Salmonids are fish creatures that have destroyed countless Inkling cities. But they have big, goofy eyes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''
** Your character, who can [[spoiler:destroy the barrier]] [[BadassPacifist without shedding a drop of blood]] or destroy the entire Underground despite being a small, cute little kid.
** Toriel is a old lady that takes in the player character to her home and protects them from traps and other monsters along the way and is just so adorable (you can even hug her!). Don't let her kind demeanor fool you, for she is a very powerful user of magic and won't hesitate to kick your behind down the hall if she doesn't hold back.
** Papyrus may be more UglyCute than outright cute, but his {{adorkable}} and [[NiceGuy absolutely sweet and supportive]] personality make him adorable. He [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass still shouldn't be taken lightly!]]
** The [[Pun king]] of them all, crossing over with IronWoobie, is the goat monster Asgore. Throughout the story, the player gets information that he may be a big softie. He is indeed very sweet and {{adorkable}}, yet sees killing the protagonist as something he ''has'' to do no matter how much he might not wish to.



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has the titular character and Mugman, the brotherly protagonists. They're cute little homages to cartoon protagonists from the 30s that, eventually, can become strong enough to beat up [[{{Satan}} the Devil himself]]. [[https://twitter.com/EvanSkolnick/status/953431259161673728 It helps that Cuphead and Mugman are adolescents as well.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' you travel a many Earth-sized world on your own (or with a small handful of friends), hunting and gathering to keep yourself fed enough to stay alive, building your own homes and even ''cities'' from scratch out of wild and underground raw materials, slaying hundreds upon hundreds of undead and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, smelting metals into your own TwentyFourHourArmor, mastering arcane magic and navigating the [[DeathWorld netherworld]]. All while being a cartoonish toylike being BuiltWithLEGO.



* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'':
** Many people find Tracer very cute, but make no mistake: she can tear the enemy team a new one if they don't know what they're doing.
** Mei. Cute as a button, and armed with devices which can freeze the hell out of you.
** D.Va. A cute 19-year old girl who is a professional gamer that can keep up with seasoned combatants.
** Orisa. She's a tough, heavily-armed machine built to defend her country of origin, but as shown in her "Oh!" Highlight Intro, she can go from violent and badass to cute and adorable in an instant.
** Not to an extent like Tracer, Mei, D.Va, and Orisa, but Mercy is a beautiful yet very skilled nurse equipped with both a healing staff and a medium-range blaster. And she also have quite cute quirks when choosing an emote of hers.



** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', this is the defining theme of [[spoiler:Lusamine]]'s team, with a particular penchant for adorable Fairy types. [[spoiler:[[LightIsNotGood A shame their trainer is completely insane]].]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' is an adorable teenaged girl who also happens to be a very powerful half-genie. How badass is she? She was able to defeat [[spoiler: the pirate master]], who was only able to sealed away by all the remaining genies. Shantae, as a half breed, was able to ''permantly kill him''!



* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** The Inklings are 14 year-old squids that can transform into humanoids with tentacles for hairs, small fangs and racoon-like eyes... That know how to shoot guns, rifles, and freaking MACHINE GUNS!
*** Did I forget to mention that they managed to take down an entire army of Octopus invaders and their powerful robot machines BY THEMSELVES?
** The Octarians are mostly octopus tentacles that can control mini tanks and are not scared of Inklings (Most of the time). There are also the Octolings, Octarian versions of the Inklings. And yes, they also use guns.
** [[spoiler:DJ Octavio]], the final boss of the game is an octopus that looks adorable, even by villain standards, and is very humorous. Oh, and he can fight in a battleship while playing some beats.
** The Salmonids are fish creatures that have destroyed countless Inkling cities. Yet they have big, goofy eyes.



* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''
** Toriel is a old goat lady that takes in the player character to her home and protects them from traps and monsters along the way and is just so damn adorable (you can even hug her!). Don't let her kind demeanor fool you, for she is a very powerful user of fire magic and won't hesitate to kick your behind down the hall if she doesn't hold back.
** There's also your character, who can [[spoiler:destroy the barrier]] [[BadassPacifist without shedding a drop of blood]] or destroy the entire Underground despite being a small, cute little kid.
** Papyrus is downplayed example, because he is more UglyCute than outright cute, but his {{adorkable}} and [[NiceGuy absolutely sweet and supportive]] personality make him adorable. He [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass still shouldn't be taken lightly!]]
** [[spoiler:Asriel, the king's son]], the last boss on the Pacifist Route is absolutely sweet when first seen, before changing into the proper final boss form.
** The [[IncrediblyLamePun king]] of them all, crossing over with IronWoobie, is the monster king Asgore. Throughout the story, the player gets conflicting information that he is either pure evil or just a big softie. When met in person, he is very sweet and {{adorkable}}, but sees killing the protagonist as something he ''has'' to do no matter how much he might not wish to.



* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' is an adorable teenaged girl who also happens to be a very powerful half-genie. How badass is she? She was able to defeat [[spoiler: the pirate master]], who was only able to sealed away by all the remaining genies. Shantae, as a half breed, was able to ''permantly kill him''!

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!!!Company Examples
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' Creator/{{Atlus}} is fond of this trope.
** Most of the Frost family of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' counts. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Black Frost]] in [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Nocturne]], to [[TheAce Batman fan Frost Ace]] and [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman the adorably-armored Demonee-Ho]] in ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney Strange Journey]]'', or [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking King Frost]], with the ''possible'' exception of series regular Jack Frost, who begins as a MascotMook and can badass his way into becoming any of the prior examples.
*** Alice counts, too. Cutest girl ever seen in the games. Extremely lethal sorceress to boot.
*** The [[HelloInsertNameHere Protagonist]] of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is a seventeen-year-old who borders sometimes into childishly adorable. He's either an AllLovingHero, an EvilOverlord overseeing Humanity's RageAgainstTheHeavens, or the world's savior.
*** "Evil" Overlord is a bit fuzzy, his reasons are morally sound, the only reason it remotely comes close to fuzzy is because of [[{{God}} who he's taking down]]. Either way, he's a savior, it's just which method he chooses.
** ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
*** Koromaru from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. His victory pose is him cutely scratching himself! Ken Amada, as a ten-year-old cute little boy, might also count. Hell, particularly the whole S.E.E.S. members are definitely this.
*** The Investigation Team in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is certainly this, due to them being {{Adorkable}}, very good-looking and badass enough to take down anything that comes in their way. Naoto takes a special mention.
*** Naoto is the only party member with a license to carry weapons (specifically, firearms, which are even more heavily restricted), and at one point wins a high-school beauty contest ''by bailing on it'', since it's seen as [[{{Moe}} endearingly shy]].
*** Uncle Ryotaro Dojima takes his utterly adorable, seven-year-old daughter Nanako to the shooting range to train with him, by telling her it's a game. It is strongly implied that she is very good at the shooting game.
*** The Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is certainly this but special mention goes to the female members and Morgana. [[spoiler:The twins Caroline and Justine also qualify, being simultaneously young girls and the strongest enemies the Thieves can face save for Igor and the BigBad.]]
** ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE:''
*** Tsubasa Oribe a [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy]] GenkiGirl who can get excited over the smallest things. She's also very handy with a spear and won't hesitate to pierce enemies with it.
*** Mamori Minamoto
is an 11-year-old girl and ''wields an'' ''[[AnAxeToGrind axe in battle]]''.

* Creator/SquareEnix loves this trope. You've got [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Moogles]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Black Mages]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Tarutaru]], and even [[VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime Slimes with battle tanks]]. The [[KillerRabbit Tonberrys]] are adorable, but extremely dangerous if one underestimates them.
** There is a young, lovely, cute, spunky, aloof, innocent, friendly, childish GenkiGirl in almost every ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' game: '''Rydia''', '''Krile''', '''Relm''', '''Yuffie''', '''Selphie''', '''Eiko''', '''Rikku''', '''Penelo''', '''Vanille'''. And all of them cover the badass part of the trope. They are capable of decimating anything, be it with bombs, BlackMagic, SummonMagic or just oversized weapons that they shouldn't be able to carry.
** Selphie is willing to blow up a whole missile base, and that's just one of her moments. Not to mention she possesses the strongest Limit Break ''in the entire game'', called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The End]], which will ''wish the enemy into the flower fields'' in a one-hit KO. Worst of it all? ''It works on the final boss.''
** One of Vanille's "battle sayings" is "I'm not all flowers and sunshine!" In a sickeningly cute, sweet, sing-song voice. You could hear the jaws hit the floor when it was learned that [[{{Moe}} cute and cheery]] she had a summon that was a ''[[SmallGirlBigGun walking war machine]]''. Not to mention that she's [[spoiler:the harbinger of the apocalypse. Badass indeed]].
** '''Vivi''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. I mean, come on. The little cutie is the [[TheWoobie freakin' Woobie]], but if he gets angry and/or determined, he will own you.
** Also '''Tifa''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Although less
adorable teenaged than sexy, Tifa is a sweet and wholesome girl ([[{{Stripperific}} although she doesn't dress like one]]) who can dish out one of the biggest damage in the game, [[BarefistedMonk with her bare hands]]!
** Then there's '''Rinoa''' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', who is cute but also [[spoiler:a Sorceress]], and basically wields a large chakram that is shot from her wrist!
** '''Terra'''! MysteriousWaif of [[HalfHumanHybrid exotic ancestry]]? Check. PersonOfMassDestruction? Check. MamaBear? Oh so very, very check. (There is [[CharacterDevelopment actually more]], but you get the idea). And in case you don't, Dissidia Final Fantasy sets Terra up as the
girl who also happens to be a very powerful half-genie. How snuggles moogles, then frightens Kefka into shutting up. Fans didn't like the badass was underplayed to emphasize her development though.
*** And Gau. The cute, adorable little feral boy who was RaisedByWolves manages to wear out Sabin, the game's leading badass who can ''suplex a train'', calling it a ''dance''. In battle, Gau
is she? a DiscOneNuke and a Disc Two [[StoneWall Tank]], who is capable of scratching like a cat for massive damage.
*** There's also the aforementioned Relm, a cheery 12-year-old who uses a paintbrush as her weapon of choice, and threatens enemies by painting them a picture. That thing can actually do a lot of damage, and [[LethalJokeCharacter she's got the highest magic stat in the game]], and properly grinded, becomes a ridiculous GameBreaker.
** HalfIdenticalTwins '''Palom''' and '''Porom''' are Badass Adorable ''twins''.
** '''Serah''', Lightning's little sister, is the main character of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2''. DamselInDistress no more.
She possesses fighting skills on par with the party members from the original game now, and she's no less cute from it. Her victory pose is catching EmpathicWeapon and TeamPet Mog and giving him a hug.
** Yuna in Final Fantasy X. Adorable girl, not even at adulthood, ready to sacrifice her life to end the world's suffering, all with a smile.
** Aaaaaaaaaaaaand now we have ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy'', turning the WorldOfBadass seen in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' into a World Of Badass Adorable.
** Sora, Roxas, Ven and Xion from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Still, the absolute best example is none other than '''Mickey Mouse''', who they managed to turn into freaking ''[[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]'', of all things.
** His Badass quotient has only increased over the games. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', he's a support character that appears to cast spells. By ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'', he's playable whenever Sora is defeated, but can't actually finish off bosses (Although his agile combo actually makes him pretty good at wearing them down) . When ''358/2 Days'' made him playable, he
was on about the same level as the other playable characters. By ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' [[spoiler:he's capable of [[TimeStandsStill pulling a ZA WARUDO]] on every member of the new Organization XIII (including the Big Bads from ''I'' and ''II'') in time. The only person capable of resisting is the incarnation of Xehanort with power over time itself.]] All this from a former steamboat worker.
** Also from ''Dream Drop Distance'', we've got the Dream Eaters, both Spirit and Nightmare. From bouncing blue "[[MixAndMatchCritters cat-dogs]]" and purple bats, to electric snails and deer, and undead dinosaurs and [[KillerRabbit wizard rabbits]], they really suit the term "adorable killers".
** Aside from ''Final Fantasy'', ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us Mr. Mew. An adorable little cat plush that could rip your eyes out.
*** From the same game, [[DefrostingIceQueen Neku]] [[MagicKnight Sakuraba]] and [[TheBeastmaster Shiki]] [[GirlyBruiser Misaki]], with the former being
able to defeat [[spoiler: use a SuperpowerLottery’s worth of PsychicPowers and the pirate master]], latter actually being the one to control [[KillerTeddyBear Mr. Mew.]]
** Max Caulfield and Chloe Price in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''.
*** For Max: She's a CuteClumsyGirl
who was only able to sealed away by all has the remaining genies. Shantae, as a half breed, was able power to ''permantly kill him''![[TimeMaster REWIND TIME]].
*** For Chloe: After her former dad, William, died, she took a rebellious phase and TookALevelInBadass.
** Lara Croft in the ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' game released in 2013. She always been cute but the 2013 game puts emphasis on her youth, innocence, and [[NaiveNewcomer overall inexperience]].
** Leah and Marcy from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.


** Sveta in ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'' is a champion of this trope, a ridiculously {{Moe}} [[MemeticMutation kitty-dog]]... deer... [[PettingZooPeople furry person]], who is the series' first warrior-type [[BlowYouAway Wind]] [[ShockAndAwe Adept]] and the series' first true ActionGirl (most have been [[BlackMagicianGirl primarily casters]]). And this is before you [[AwesomeButImpractical sack all her Djinn]] to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turn her into a giant anthropomorphic wolf]] who backhands bosses across the room.

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** Sveta in ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'' is a champion of this trope, a ridiculously {{Moe}} [[MemeticMutation kitty-dog]]... deer... [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan furry person]], who is the series' first warrior-type [[BlowYouAway Wind]] [[ShockAndAwe Adept]] and the series' first true ActionGirl (most have been [[BlackMagicianGirl primarily casters]]). And this is before you [[AwesomeButImpractical sack all her Djinn]] to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turn her into a giant anthropomorphic wolf]] who backhands bosses across the room.


* Villainous example: [[spoiler:Dark Emperor Griffon]] from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' is [[spoiler:a child-sized [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic bunny rabbit]] from the Moon with adorable eyes and ears and who only got into this mess [[StartOfDarkness because he loved flowers so much]].]] He is also able to kick your ass 10 times over even ''without'' the power of the [[MacGuffin Atlamillia]].

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* Villainous example: [[spoiler:Dark Emperor Griffon]] from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' is [[spoiler:a child-sized [[PettingZooPeople [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic bunny rabbit]] from the Moon with adorable eyes and ears and who only got into this mess [[StartOfDarkness because he loved flowers so much]].]] He is also able to kick your ass 10 times over even ''without'' the power of the [[MacGuffin Atlamillia]].


* VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin, of course, being both a [[CaptainObvious dolphin]] and the protagonist of a brutally difficult action/adventure game series, would obviously qualify as this, but it tends towards FridgeBrilliance when you consider that the label BadassAdorable arguably applies to real-life dolphins as well.

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* VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin, of course, being both a [[CaptainObvious dolphin]] dolphin and the protagonist of a brutally difficult action/adventure game series, would obviously qualify as this, but it tends towards FridgeBrilliance when you consider that the label BadassAdorable arguably applies to real-life dolphins as well.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' is an adorable teenaged girl who also happens to be a very powerful half-genie. How badass is she? She was able to defeat [[spoiler: the pirate master]], who was only able to sealed away by all the remaining genies. Shantae, as a half breed, was able to ''permantly kill him''!


*** From the same game, [[DefrostingIceQueen Neku]] [[MagicKnight Sakuraba]] and [[TheBeastmaster Shiki]] [[GirlyBruiser Misaki]], with the latter actually controlling Mr. Mew.

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*** From the same game, [[DefrostingIceQueen Neku]] [[MagicKnight Sakuraba]] and [[TheBeastmaster Shiki]] [[GirlyBruiser Misaki]], with the former being able to use a SuperpowerLottery’s worth of PsychicPowers and the latter actually controlling being the one to control [[KillerTeddyBear Mr. Mew.]]

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*** From the same game, [[DefrostingIceQueen Neku]] [[MagicKnight Sakuraba]] and [[TheBeastmaster Shiki]] [[GirlyBruiser Misaki]], with the latter actually controlling Mr. Mew.

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