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* The [[FiveManBand five core members]] of the Embryon Tribe in ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner''. Having only started off with TheLeader Serph and TheLancer Heat, they managed to take control of one of the six large areas of the Junkyard with under fifty people that were all recruited by force (including the other three). It is noted that the five of them as a group have the greatest battle ability and potential in the entire Junkyard, and sure enough, those five manage to take over the entire Junkyard, with two of them usually sitting in the sidelines (though they did have help by the two [[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]).



** Every ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game stars a band of superpowered misfits who become FireForgedFriends, with the [[SchoolClubFront S.E.E.S.]] from ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[AmateurSleuth Investigation Team]] from ''VideoGame/Persona4'' and [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' being notable examples.

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** Every ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game stars a band of superpowered misfits who become FireForgedFriends, FireForgedFriends:
*** Class 2-B from ''VideoGame/Persona1'', who were really only acquainted
with each other. They actually break down to two groups: those that fought the Snow Queen and those that destroyed SEBEC Corporation.
*** ''VideoGame/Persona2'' features two of these: in ''Innocent Sin'' has a squad of [[ForgottenChildhoodFriend Forgotten Childhood Friends]] and the ''Eternal Punishment'' had a group of troubled adults that normally wouldn't be within ten miles of each other.
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[[SchoolClubFront S.E.E.S.]] from ''VideoGame/Persona3'', whose only criteria for joining was having the potential to summon a Persona.
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[[AmateurSleuth Investigation Team]] from ''VideoGame/Persona4'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'', who met each other at school but really banded together by being - or knowing - victims of murders and kidnappings.
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[[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' being notable examples.''VideoGame/Persona5'', who were all connected to a despicable criminal in one way or another.


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** The Embryon Tribe in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''. You have up to [[FiveManBand five team members]] with only three of them active. Those five alone take down several military units by themselves and prove themselves - to quote Cielo - "[[FunetikAksent da Kings of de Junkyard]]".


** Later in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', 10 of the most strongest fighters in Universe 7 (our main universe) assemble together to face warriors from other universes.

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** Later in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', 10 of the most strongest fighters in Universe 7 (our main universe) (the universe where the series takes place) assemble together to face warriors from other universes.


* The Z-Senshi of ''Manga/DragonBall''. By the end of the Manga, each and every one of them is strong enough to blow up entire planets with their fingers! With the highest-tier ones (The Super Saiyans) reaching stellar-busting levels and beyond.

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* The Z-Senshi Z-Warriors of ''Manga/DragonBall''. ''Franchise/DragonBall''. By the end of [[Manga/DragonBall the Manga, original series]] and onto ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', each and every one of them is strong enough to blow up entire planets with their fingers! With the highest-tier ones (The Super Saiyans) reaching stellar-busting levels and beyond.beyond.
** Later in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', 10 of the most strongest fighters in Universe 7 (our main universe) assemble together to face warriors from other universes.


** The [[{{ChildSoldier}} 104th trainee corps]] is gradually being set up as the heroic crew that will ultimately save the day. However to get there they must [[{{AnyoneCanDie}} 1:Survive]] and [[{{BreakTheCutie}} 2:Overcome horrific trauma, loss and betrayal.]]

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** The [[{{ChildSoldier}} [[ChildSoldiers 104th trainee corps]] is gradually being set up as the heroic crew that will ultimately save the day. However to get there they must [[{{AnyoneCanDie}} 1:Survive]] and [[{{BreakTheCutie}} 2:Overcome horrific trauma, loss and betrayal.]]


* The core team of Knights of the Round Table in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Sirs Gwaine, Lancelot, Elyan, Leon and Percival took on an army of immortal soldiers...''and won''. Or at least, survived long enough for Merlin to save them all...

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* The core team of Knights of the Round Table in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Sirs Gwaine, Lancelot, Elyan, Leon and Percival took on an army of immortal soldiers...''and won''. Or at least, survived long enough for Merlin to save them all...

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* The [[ComicBook/JawbreakersLostSouls Jawbreakers]] are a group of former superheroes who now do mercenary work. And fight giant gorilla monsters.


* The Patriots of the 2000s. You had the head coach Bill Belichick, Tom Brady leading the offense, and Tedi Bruschi leading the defense. They won the Super Bowl in three out of four years and are the only team to go 16-0 in the regular season. They still prove to be this to this day as a playoff birth is all but guranteed every year, and they won the Super Bowl again 10 years after their last.
** If we're talking football, then look no further than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders of the 70s. Not only did they win consistently, they faced off each other for AFC supremacy every year and had legitimate bad blood, leading to extremely physical, emotional, dirty games. The Steelers typically were the [[DesignatedHero designated good guys]], due to their classy owner, blue collar roots, and disciplined team ethic. The Raiders were always the [[DesignatedVillain bad guys]], in part because of their JerkAss owner, rowdy fans, and perhaps, even rowdier players. Also note the Raiders were made up of a bunch of guys with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, guys like Jack "The Assassin" Tatum, Ken "The Snake" Stabler, and Skip "Dr. Death" Thomas. Incidentally, both the Steelers and Raiders only achieved full-blown Badass Crew status because they first had to take that mantle from the waning Dolphins, who not only had that undefeated season, but repeated the next year with a team some experts believe might have actually been better than the '72 Dolphins.

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* The New England Patriots of the 2000s. You had the head coach Bill Belichick, Tom Brady leading the offense, 2000s and Tedi Bruschi leading the defense.2010s. They won the Super Bowl in three out of four years and are the only team to go 16-0 in the regular season. They Since 2001, they've not had a single losing season, have made the playoffs every season save for two (2002 and 2008), and have won at least ten games almost every season (2002 being the sole exception). Starting in 2012, they appeared in eight straight AFC championship games, winning five and going onto win three Super Bowls, including three in five years from 2014-2018. Aside from the celebrated 16-0 2007 team, the 2016 showed how badass the Patriots were when, deprived of Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension for [=DeflateGate=], they still prove grasped a commanding 3-1 record without him, including two games where the backup ''to the backup'' QB had to be this to this day as a playoff birth is all but guranteed every year, called. Then Brady was back and they won the Super Bowl again 10 years after their last.
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rest of the AFC was subjected to a brutal asskicking as the Pats posted an 8-0 record on the road.
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If we're talking football, then look no further than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders of the 70s. Not only did they win consistently, they faced off each other for AFC supremacy every year and had legitimate bad blood, leading to extremely physical, emotional, dirty games. The Steelers typically were the [[DesignatedHero designated good guys]], due to their classy owner, blue collar roots, and disciplined team ethic. The Raiders were always the [[DesignatedVillain bad guys]], in part because of their JerkAss owner, rowdy fans, and perhaps, even rowdier players. Also note the Raiders were made up of a bunch of guys with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, guys like Jack "The Assassin" Tatum, Ken "The Snake" Stabler, and Skip "Dr. Death" Thomas. Incidentally, both the Steelers and Raiders only achieved full-blown Badass Crew status because they first had to take that mantle from the waning Dolphins, who not only had that undefeated season, but repeated the next year with a team some experts believe might have actually been better than the '72 Dolphins.


%%* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. That show is guided by the RuleOfCool, and that includes the Badass Crew on the Bebop.

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%%* * ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. That show is guided by the RuleOfCool, The quintessential badass crew of anime. They fight, they shoot, they fly spaceships, and that includes the Badass Crew they hunt bounties. Spike, Jet, and Faye all can hold their own in a fight. Ed hacks computers with ease [[spoiler:and she has been able to catch criminals completely on the Bebop.her own as seen in "Mushroom Samba"]]. Ein is a dog.

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* ''Literature/HalfsSaga'': When King Half assembles a crew in order to go sea-raiding, he only takes men who have lifted a certain large stone in the king's courtyard off the ground. He also refuses to take anyone "who got scared [], or who spoke despondently, or who winced at wounds". Only 23 men in all of Half's kingdom meet his requirements, but of those "not one [] had less than twelve times the strength of an average man".

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** The ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' crew use their badassitude to save not only Earth, but the entire Milky Way from trans-dimensional invaders. They're also responsible for the formation of TheFederation.


* ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Saga of Tanya The Evil]]'' has the 203rd mage "Pixie" battalion, the titular character's personnel troops who in their ''first'' mission, route an army of about '''fifty thousand''' men so easily, their commander refers to it as a simple live fire exercise, despite being made of only forty eight mages and pretty much defeating an entire country in the same night.

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* ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Saga of Tanya The Evil]]'' has the 203rd mage battalion or the "Pixie" battalion, the titular character's personnel troops who in their ''first'' mission, route an army of about '''fifty thousand''' men so easily, their commander refers to it as a simple live fire exercise, despite being made of only forty eight mages and pretty much defeating an entire country in the same night.night with [[CurbstompBattle no casualties on their end]].



* The Forty Thieves from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''. To quote Fasan:

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* The Forty Thieves from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''. To quote Fasan:


* The crew of the Enterprise in ''Film/StarTrek'' most definitely qualifies. Even [[spoiler:150-year-old Spock Prime]] and TeamDad Captain Pike get cool moments. The movie was essentially an OriginStory of how the original Trek Badass Crew came to be.

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* The crew of the Enterprise in ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' most definitely qualifies. Even [[spoiler:150-year-old Spock Prime]] and TeamDad Captain Pike get cool moments. The movie was essentially an OriginStory of how the original Trek Badass Crew came to be.


** Any [[Comicbook/XWingSeries X-Wing squadron]] led by Wedge Antilles. Rogue Squadron boasts twelve of the absolute best pilots in the New Republic, who capture the enemy capital planet as part of one mission, then take a break to wage a guerrilla campaign to liberate another world. Wraith Squadron is [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a bunch of oddballs and misfits]] who can get the bridge of their support vessel blown off, smash a capital ship in half with a sucker-punch, and continue [[TheInfiltration infiltrating the enemy]] [[CrazyAwesome without breaking cover]]. And Red Flight is nothing but four comrades with the combined skill and experience of a starfighter ''wing''.

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** Any [[Comicbook/XWingSeries X-Wing squadron]] led by Wedge Antilles. Rogue Squadron boasts twelve of the absolute best pilots in the New Republic, who capture the enemy capital planet as part of one mission, then take a break to wage a guerrilla campaign to liberate another world. Wraith Squadron is [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a bunch of oddballs and misfits]] who can get the bridge of their support vessel blown off, smash a capital ship in half with a sucker-punch, and continue [[TheInfiltration infiltrating the enemy]] [[CrazyAwesome without breaking cover]].cover. And Red Flight is nothing but four comrades with the combined skill and experience of a starfighter ''wing''.



* The main cast of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has gradually morphed into this over the years. At first Torg and Riff were the only real close friends, and [[KillerRabbit Bun-Bun]] was the sole badass, but as time went by the bonds between them grew stronger, as did their individual [[TookALevelInBadass badass levels]]. Gwynn [[EmpoweredBadassNormal acquired some freaky magical powers]], Riff showed everyone what a MadScientist with too much time on his hands can do, Torg's become a master swordsman, and [[UnfazedEveryman Zoe]] has done pretty well against zombies, vampires, and psychotic assassins. The only character without a sheer moment of awesome at this point is [[TeamPet Kiki]], unless you count her CaffeineBulletTime being used to fuel a ferret bazooka. Bub-Bun wielding the Ferret Bazooka would be of a "Moment of CrazyAwesome" for ''both'' of them.

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* The main cast of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has gradually morphed into this an unstoppable team over the years. At first Torg and Riff were the only real close friends, and [[KillerRabbit Bun-Bun]] was the sole badass, but as time went by the bonds between them grew stronger, as did their individual [[TookALevelInBadass badass levels]]. Gwynn [[EmpoweredBadassNormal acquired some freaky magical powers]], Riff showed everyone what a MadScientist with too much time on his hands can do, Torg's become a master swordsman, and [[UnfazedEveryman Zoe]] has done pretty well against zombies, vampires, and psychotic assassins. The only character without a sheer moment of awesome at this point is [[TeamPet Kiki]], unless you count her CaffeineBulletTime being used to fuel a ferret bazooka. Bub-Bun Bun-Bun wielding the Ferret Bazooka would be of a "Moment of CrazyAwesome" Awesome" for ''both'' of them.

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* Class 1-A of ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia''. They're the cream of the crop of a prestigious hero academy and have as much practical combat experience as students years above them. Though there's a vast difference in raw power between some of its members, they're all formidable combatants in their own right and each would fight tooth and nail to protect the others.


* Team Thorden from ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon''. There's absolutely no denying the skill and strength of the entire party, which is doubly impressive because they're lacking one of the most critical things for a party - a cleric. Their original party would've killed the Red Dragon had it not been for severe hunger, and ex-member Namari outright admits to having killed dragons before.

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* Team Thorden Touden from ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon''. There's absolutely no denying the skill and strength of the entire party, which is doubly impressive because they're lacking one of the most critical things for a party - a cleric. Their original party would've killed the Red Dragon had it not been for severe hunger, and ex-member Namari outright admits to having killed dragons before.

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