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* As of the 3rd November 2009, [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/03/boris-johnson-saves-franny-armstrong Boris Johnson]]. Normally poked fun at for always saying and doing the wrong things, the London mayor {{took a level in badass}} when he saw a woman on the street under attack by a gang of teenage girls; charging in to intervene, he picked up an iron bar one of the girls had dropped and chased them down the street on his bike.


* Jeffy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' isn't very smart much of the time (at least before CharacterDevelopment set in), but everytime he gets bullied by Bully Bill, he responds by brutally beating him without suffering a scratch.


* ComicBook/TheFlash villain and member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad Captain Boomerang is a comedic ButtMonkey with a goofy gimmick who [[UnderestimatingBadassery people keep on forgetting]] is also extremely dangerous and by far the most ruthless of the Rogues.
* Sonny Tuckson in ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' is a constant ButtMonkey, bordering on TheDitz or even TheLoad in some stories. He is also one of the best pilot of the U.S. Navy, and on more than one occasion manages to save the situation by himself. In fact, a good indicator of how Sonny is going to shine during a story is how much he screws up at the beginning: if he embarrasses himself in front of the entire crew of the carrier, accidentally punches the admiral out, have a practical joke of his backfire with spectacular results, or falls for a Honey Trap, chances are he will have achieved some impressive feat by the end.

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* ComicBook/TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash villain and member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad Captain Boomerang is a comedic ButtMonkey with a goofy gimmick who [[UnderestimatingBadassery people keep on forgetting]] is also extremely dangerous and by far the most ruthless of the Rogues.
* Sonny Tuckson in ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' is a constant ButtMonkey, bordering on TheDitz or even TheLoad in some stories. He is also one of the best pilot pilots of the U.S. Navy, and on more than one occasion manages to save the situation by himself. In fact, a good indicator of how Sonny is going to shine during a story is how much he screws up at the beginning: if he embarrasses himself in front of the entire crew of the carrier, accidentally punches the admiral out, have a practical joke of his backfire with spectacular results, or falls for a Honey Trap, chances are he will have achieved some impressive feat by the end.



* [[http://shipoffools.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_T._Decaden Majestic T. Decaden]] from TheShipOfFools plays this trope '''very''' straight. Most of the time he is a DirtyCoward of a RoyalBrat with a talent for throwing all of his share of the pirating onto his fellow [[http://shipoffools.wikia.com/wiki/Pop_Band_Pirates Pop Bands]]. However, endanger his livelihood and you're quickly find out why it's a bad idea to bother TheStrategist who change all of you into PeoplePuppets within the blink of an eye.

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* [[http://shipoffools.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_T._Decaden Majestic T. Decaden]] from TheShipOfFools Wiki/TheShipOfFools plays this trope '''very''' straight. Most of the time he is a DirtyCoward of a RoyalBrat with a talent for throwing all of his share of the pirating onto his fellow [[http://shipoffools.wikia.com/wiki/Pop_Band_Pirates Pop Bands]]. However, endanger his livelihood and you're quickly find out why it's a bad idea to bother TheStrategist who change all of you into PeoplePuppets within the blink of an eye.



* Cao Hong in ''Fanfic/FarceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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** At the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One Good Turn]]'', Stan snaps and starts physically attacking Ollie while shouting threats. The boys added this in because Stan's little girl was scared of her "Uncle Ollie" (she thought the way he bullied Stan in the films was ''real''); seeing a movie where her dad finally stood up to him completely fixed the problem.

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** At the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One ''One Good Turn]]'', Turn'', Stan snaps and starts physically attacking Ollie while shouting threats. The boys added this in because Stan's little girl was scared of her "Uncle Ollie" (she thought the way he bullied Stan in the films was ''real''); seeing a movie where her dad finally stood up to him completely fixed the problem.



** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxEytUO1pU Block-Heads]]'', the boys have a run-in with a bratty little kid (played by Tommy Bond, aka "Butch" in ''Film/TheLittleRascals''). This leads to the kid's father twice kicking Ollie in the rear...for which Stan retaliates in turn by landing a punch on the guy's chin that ''knocks him out cold.''
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', they push a man hard enough to send him flying into his car-which then ''falls over.''

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** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxEytUO1pU Block-Heads]]'', ''Block-Heads'', the boys have a run-in with a bratty little kid (played by Tommy Bond, aka "Butch" in ''Film/TheLittleRascals''). This leads to the kid's father twice kicking Ollie in the rear...for which Stan retaliates in turn by landing a punch on the guy's chin that ''knocks him out cold.''
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', ''Two Tars'', they push a man hard enough to send him flying into his car-which then ''falls over.''



* Wrestling/SantinoMarella is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} probably one of the silliest guys on the roster]], but when the man does have genuine wrestling skill and now that he's [[TookALevelInBadass taken a few levels in badass]], he's cleanly won quite a few matches and even become US Champion.

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* Wrestling/SantinoMarella is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} probably one of the silliest guys on the roster]], but when the man does have genuine wrestling skill and now that he's [[TookALevelInBadass taken took a few levels in badass]], he's cleanly won winning quite a few matches and even become becoming US Champion.

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* Sonny Tuckson in ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' is a constant ButtMonkey, bordering on TheDitz or even TheLoad in some stories. He is also one of the best pilot of the U.S. Navy, and on more than one occasion manages to save the situation by himself. In fact, a good indicator of how Sonny is going to shine during a story is how much he screws up at the beginning: if he embarrasses himself in front of the entire crew of the carrier, accidentally punches the admiral out, have a practical joke of his backfire with spectacular results, or falls for a Honey Trap, chances are he will have achieved some impressive feat by the end.

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* Jeffy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' isn't very smart much of the time (at least before CharacterDevelopment set in), but everytime he gets bullied by Bully Bill, he responds by brutally beating him without suffering a scratch.

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* ComicBook/TheFlash villain and member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad Captain Boomerang is a comedic ButtMonkey with a goofy gimmick who [[UnderestimatingBadassery people keep on forgetting]] is also extremely dangerous and by far the most ruthless of the Rogues.


* Leaf Coneybear from ''The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' is an airhead until he is asked to spell a word, at which point he turns into a scary blinking robot and gives the right answer.

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* Leaf Coneybear from ''The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' is an airhead until he is asked to spell a word, at which point he turns into a scary blinking robot and gives the right answer.


* Zen from the Thai film ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'' is a severe autistic, yet has the ability to watch a martial-arts fight and absorb the various movements. In a point of awesome, the martial-artist playing Zen ''really does'' learn at least a dozen separate fighting styles for the movie, and displays them flawlessly.

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* Zen from the Thai film ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'' is a severe autistic, an autistic girl who looks 90lbs soaking wet, yet has the ability to watch a martial-arts fight and absorb the various movements. In a point of awesome, the martial-artist playing Zen ''really does'' learn at least a dozen separate fighting styles for the movie, and displays them flawlessly.


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* In ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Ed is a dumb FatSlob, but he proves to be a fairly adept zombie killer. He is the first of the "heroes" to kill a zombie (and he does so with an ''ashtray'') and latter when the pub is overrun, he busts out the Molotovs. [[spoiler:However he doesn't notice some zombies coming up behind him and they bite him. He apparently still killed several zombies offscreen while Shaun and Liz were outside, before he finally turned.]]


* Sheemie in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' prequel comics [[spoiler:is the village idiot who gains incredible psychic powers and rescues the lost Gunslinger princes.]]

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* Sheemie in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' prequel comics [[spoiler:is the village idiot who gains incredible psychic powers and rescues the lost Gunslinger princes.]]princes]].



* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]], the wielder of the orange light in the Franchise/GreenLantern universe. Most of the time, he comes off as completely insane, with a Gollum-like drive to own ''everything'' and a tendency to talk to himself. At one point, Sinestro and [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Atrocitus]] get so annoyed by him they suggest just killing him and taking along whoever his ring goes to next. Despite his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, however, he's incredibly powerful, as his light represents avarice, and is at its most potent when wielded by one lone ringslinger. In terms of sheer raw power, he's probably the strongest Lantern as his ring is capable of charging to ''100,000 percent energy'' - in comparison, Hal Jordan's maxes out around 210% under certain circumstances, and it's explained any more might blow up the ring and take his hand with it. Insane? Yes. Take him lightly, though, and you're dead.
** All those Orange Lantern constructs he has hanging around? He killed them and took their identities to serve him.

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* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]], the wielder of the orange light in the Franchise/GreenLantern universe. Most of the time, he comes off as completely insane, with a Gollum-like drive to own ''everything'' and a tendency to talk to himself. At one point, Sinestro and [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Atrocitus]] get so annoyed by him they suggest just killing him and taking along whoever his ring goes to next. Despite his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, however, he's incredibly powerful, as his light represents avarice, and is at its most potent when wielded by one lone ringslinger. In terms of sheer raw power, he's probably the strongest Lantern as his ring is capable of charging to ''100,000 percent energy'' - in comparison, Hal Jordan's maxes out around 210% under certain circumstances, and it's explained any more might blow up the ring and take his hand with it. Insane? Yes. Take him lightly, though, and you're dead.
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dead. All those Orange Lantern constructs he has hanging around? He killed them and took their identities to serve him.



* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} sometimes slips into this, DependingOnTheWriter. His {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies and ability to both shake off bodily harm and make a joke of it tend to obscure the fact that he is an immortal, unstoppable, superhuman killing-machine with a penchant for inventively torturing and/or brutally slaughtering anyone who manages to get on his bad side. In the ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' miniseries, he singlehandedly slaughters nearly every superhero on the planet. This is caused when [[spoiler:Psycho-Man fiddled with Deadpool's brain until something clicked, turning him into the perfect killing machine with a penchant for nihilism. He resolves to destroy reality itself, believing that it never mattered anyway, due to him being aware that he is a comic book character.]] This is proof that he isn't just capable of fighting A-list Marvel heroes and villains, he is capable of '''murdering every single one with ease'''.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} sometimes slips into this, DependingOnTheWriter. His {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies and ability to both shake off bodily harm and make a joke of it tend to obscure the fact that he is an immortal, unstoppable, superhuman killing-machine with a penchant for inventively torturing and/or brutally slaughtering anyone who manages to get on his bad side. In the ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' miniseries, he singlehandedly slaughters nearly every superhero and villain on the planet. This is caused when [[spoiler:Psycho-Man fiddled with Deadpool's brain until something clicked, turning him into the perfect killing machine with a penchant for nihilism. He resolves to destroy reality itself, believing that it never mattered anyway, due to him being aware that he is a comic book character.]] character]]. This is proof that he isn't just capable of fighting A-list Marvel heroes and villains, he is capable of '''murdering every single one with ease'''.



* Marvel's Hercules became this around ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules.'' At first glance, he's a [[DumbMuscle second-rate Thor with an IQ on par with brine shrimp]], whose strategy in every fight is to [[PowerfulButUnskilled club his opponents until they stop moving.]] As it turns out, this is mostly because Herc is a BoisterousBruiser in all incarnations. Far from unskilled, he's one of the best hand-to-hand fighters out there, being a superb wrestler and boxer with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld millennia of experience.]] Additionally, though he's not super-smart, he's very perceptive and great with puzzles and thinking on his feet. All that, on a guy who's strong enough to fight Thor to a draw.

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* Marvel's Hercules became this around ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules.'' At first glance, he's a [[DumbMuscle second-rate Thor with an IQ on par with brine shrimp]], [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer whose strategy in every fight is to [[PowerfulButUnskilled club his opponents until they stop moving.]] As it turns out, this is mostly because Herc is a BoisterousBruiser in all incarnations. Far from unskilled, he's one of the best hand-to-hand fighters out there, being a superb wrestler and boxer with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld millennia of experience.]] Additionally, though he's not super-smart, he's very perceptive and great with puzzles and thinking on his feet. All that, on a guy who's strong enough to fight Thor to a draw.



* The ComicBook/XMen's [[Characters/XMen90sMembers Jubilee]]. On the surface she's a somewhat ditzy, ''very'' [[TheNineties 90s]] [[TotallyRadical mallrat]], and ''especially'' for those who only know her from the animated ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' her ''pafs'' [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway come across as a joke]]. And it certainly helps that Jubilee never really learned to develop her powers to their full potential. But then you read ''why'' she didn't: Jubilee is capable of manipulating and ''detonating'' matter at the ''sub-atomic'' level, and once ''leveled The Mandarin's castle'' when she cut loose because she thought Wolverine had been hurt. And that ''still'' wasn't the full extent of her powers. Emma Frost more or less likened her to ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction a walking fusion bomb]]''.
** Keep in mind she manipulates plasma. As in ''the'' most pervasive state of matter ''in the universe''. The sun is a ''big ball of plasma''. It's what ''outer space'' is made of. And Jubilee can potentially control ''any of it''.

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* The ComicBook/XMen's [[Characters/XMen90sMembers Jubilee]].ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. On the surface she's a somewhat ditzy, ''very'' [[TheNineties 90s]] [[TotallyRadical mallrat]], and ''especially'' for those who only know her from the animated ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' her ''pafs'' [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway come across as a joke]]. And it certainly helps that Jubilee never really learned to develop her powers to their full potential. But then you read ''why'' she didn't: Jubilee is capable of manipulating and ''detonating'' matter at the ''sub-atomic'' level, and once ''leveled The Mandarin's castle'' when she cut loose because she thought Wolverine Franchise/{{Wolverine}} had been hurt. And that ''still'' wasn't the full extent of her powers. Emma Frost ComicBook/EmmaFrost more or less likened her to ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction a walking fusion bomb]]''.
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bomb]]''. Keep in mind she manipulates plasma. As in ''the'' most pervasive state of matter ''in the universe''. The sun is a ''big ball of plasma''. It's what ''outer space'' is made of. And Jubilee can potentially control ''any of it''.



* ComicBook/{{Impulse}} may be a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolander]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny with ADHD]] but he is also a speedster with access to the Speed Force, training by a Golden Age hero (Quicksilver) and a [[PhotographicMemory photographic memory]].

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* ComicBook/{{Impulse}} may be a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolander]] {{cloudcuckoolander}} [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny with ADHD]] but he is also a speedster with access to the Speed Force, training by a Golden Age hero (Quicksilver) and a [[PhotographicMemory photographic memory]].



* Trusty from Disney/LadyAndTheTramp.
* Pumbaa from the ''Disney/TheLionKing'', shown when he goes bowling for hyenas. And [[IAmNotWeasel anyone who calls him a pig]] will get [[IncrediblyLamePun pork-chopped]]
** Also, Ed, when he shows his dark side at the end.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail 2'': The only nice cat, who gets repeatedly pushed around, abused, and chased (either by dogs, native american mice, or even dog fish!) all the way to the American west, takes a level in badass when he gets trained by a reluctant aged, canine gunslinger. When he sees his love in danger, he goes into a literal barking rage and takes down almost the entire Big Bad's cat mook army.

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* %%* Trusty from Disney/LadyAndTheTramp.
* Pumbaa from the ''Disney/TheLionKing'', shown when he goes bowling for hyenas. And [[IAmNotWeasel anyone who calls him a pig]] will get [[IncrediblyLamePun pork-chopped]]
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[[{{Pun}} pork-chopped]]. Also, Ed, when he shows his dark side at the end.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail 2'': ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'': The only nice cat, who gets repeatedly pushed around, abused, and chased (either by dogs, native american mice, or even dog fish!) all the way to the American west, takes a level in badass when he gets trained by a reluctant aged, canine gunslinger. When he sees his love in danger, he goes into a literal barking rage and takes down almost the entire Big Bad's cat mook army.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'': Mater, oh excuse me Sir Tow Mater. He spends most of the movie being his lovable bumbling self. Then he finds out Lightning [=McQueen=] is in trouble. Lesson when dealing with Mater, [[BerserkButton NEVER]] [[LetsGetDangerous threaten]] his friends, just ask [[spoiler:the three or four bad guys he took BY HIMSELF.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'': Mater, oh excuse me Sir Tow Mater. He spends most of the movie being his lovable bumbling self. Then he finds out Lightning [=McQueen=] is in trouble. Lesson when dealing with Mater, [[BerserkButton NEVER]] [[LetsGetDangerous threaten]] his friends, just ask [[spoiler:the three or four bad guys he took BY HIMSELF.]]HIMSELF]].



* Subverted with Scuttle from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. He has a total misunderstanding of things from the surface world and is the comic relief for most of the film, but it seems like he will become one of these. In the end, however, he is nearly strangled by Ursula at the wedding. Although it is [[DoubleSubversion double subverted]], as he did managed to stall the wedding and destroy Ursula's amulet, restoring Ariel's voice and breaking Eric from Ursula's spell, and therefore leading to Ursula's defeat.

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* Subverted with Scuttle from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. He has a total misunderstanding of things from the surface world and is the comic relief for most of the film, but it seems like he will become one of these. In the end, however, he is nearly strangled by Ursula at the wedding. Although it is [[DoubleSubversion double subverted]], {{double subver|sion}}ted, as he did managed to stall the wedding and destroy Ursula's amulet, restoring Ariel's voice and breaking Eric from Ursula's spell, and therefore leading to Ursula's defeat.



* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', Sir Alexander Dane spends most of his time [[DeadpanSnarker complaining]], about the degeneration of his career from classically trained Shakespearean actor to being most famous for his role as the token alien in a cheesy space opera. But when an alien trooper shoots his biggest fan, the character dies in his arms while saying that he always thought of Dane's character as a father figure. Dane then utters the alien vow his character is known for (which he had utterly hated up to this point), swearing vengeance, and ''lunges'' out of cover. The alien trooper takes aim at him but he charges, bare-handed. The alien's gun fails just in time for Dane to leap on top of him and start beating him to death bare-handed -- which in turn gives the rest of the Thermians the courage to join in the fight.
** Then there's Jason Nesmith, the star of said cheesy space opera. When the film begins, he's an drunken egotistical {{Jerkass}} who is looked down by everyone as a NiceCharacterMeanActor. But when the gravity of the situation finally dawns on him, Nesmith ascends to become a badass GuileHero, first by improvising an escape plan and rallying his colleagues into defeating an army of invaders, then navigating a DeathCourse through the bowels of the ship (that he was completely unfamiliar with), and culminating with calling the BigBad's bluff in the face of death and saving the day with an ''unarmed spaceship.''

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Sir Alexander Dane spends most of his time [[DeadpanSnarker complaining]], about the degeneration of his career from classically trained Shakespearean actor to being most famous for his role as the token alien in a cheesy space opera. But when an alien trooper shoots his biggest fan, the character dies in his arms while saying that he always thought of Dane's character as a father figure. Dane then utters the alien vow his character is known for (which he had utterly hated up to this point), swearing vengeance, and ''lunges'' out of cover. The alien trooper takes aim at him but he charges, bare-handed. The alien's gun fails just in time for Dane to leap on top of him and start beating him to death bare-handed -- which in turn gives the rest of the Thermians the courage to join in the fight.
** Then there's Jason Nesmith, the star of said cheesy space opera. When the film begins, he's an a drunken egotistical {{Jerkass}} who is looked down by everyone as a NiceCharacterMeanActor. But when the gravity of the situation finally dawns on him, Nesmith ascends to become a badass GuileHero, first by improvising an escape plan and rallying his colleagues into defeating an army of invaders, then navigating a DeathCourse through the bowels of the ship (that he was completely unfamiliar with), and culminating with calling the BigBad's bluff in the face of death and saving the day with an ''unarmed spaceship.''



* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has Gordon Pibb, a bumbling loser whose mail order wife hates him and who can't get angry or throw a ball with any force to save his life, making him the weakest link on the Average Joes team. However, that changes during the semi-finals. By himself against almost the entire opposing team, he sees his wife having fun with another guy and gets super pissed, going psycho and single handedly taking out the entire opposing team.
** The scene in question may be a homage to the original ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''. The film climaxes its over the top sermon on individuality vs. collective thinking and sports fixing by having the hero's team deliberately killed off all around him, until the quiet rebel in said hero snaps and he brutally destroys the entire opposing team by himself before scoring a goal nice and slow to drive the point home.

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* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has Gordon Pibb, a bumbling loser whose mail order wife hates him and who can't get angry or throw a ball with any force to save his life, making him the weakest link on the Average Joes team. However, that changes during the semi-finals. By himself against almost the entire opposing team, he sees his wife having fun with another guy and gets super pissed, going psycho and single handedly taking out the entire opposing team.
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team. The scene in question may be a homage to the original ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''. The film climaxes its over the top sermon on individuality vs. collective thinking and sports fixing by having the hero's team deliberately killed off all around him, until the quiet rebel in said hero snaps and he brutally destroys the entire opposing team by himself before scoring a goal nice and slow to drive the point home.



* In the 1986 film ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' Private Hudson (Bill Paxton) would like to be viewed as a badass but is constantly slapped down by his more-badass companions and spends much of the film whining and complaining -- until the chips are down, when he goes into full badass mode and mows down countless aliens before falling.

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* In the 1986 film ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' Private Hudson (Bill Paxton) (Creator/BillPaxton) would like to be viewed as a badass but is constantly slapped down by his more-badass companions and spends much of the film whining and complaining -- until the chips are down, when he goes into full badass mode and mows down countless aliens before falling.



* ''Film/StarTrek2009''. James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.

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* ''Film/StarTrek2009''. James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] that]]. You may now go to warp.



* Both Scooby Doo AND Shaggy step it up at the end of ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', although they tried (and failed) throughout most of the movie.
** Eventually turns into a LetsGetDangerous moment for Scooby in the climax when his friends are threatened. He quite easily takes out every EliteMook the BigBad has with nothing but a [[ItMakesSenseInContext fire extinguisher]].

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* Both Scooby Doo AND Shaggy step it up at the end of ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', although they tried (and failed) throughout most of the movie.
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* Danny Kaye's character Hawkins in ''Film/TheCourtJester'' is TheFool. Literally, since Hawkins is playing the character of Giacomo, "King of Jesters and Jester of Kings," in-universe (it's that kind of movie). Then he gets hypnotized into believing he's essentially Don Juan and Musashi all rolled into one. Pity that the switch between Hawkins (who barely knows how to ''hold'' a sword) and his hypnotized ''alter ego'' is the sound of a finger snap. Cue the most epically hilarious swordfight ever filmed.

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* Danny Kaye's Creator/DannyKaye's character Hawkins in ''Film/TheCourtJester'' is TheFool. Literally, since Hawkins is playing the character of Giacomo, "King of Jesters and Jester of Kings," in-universe (it's that kind of movie). Then he gets hypnotized into believing he's essentially Don Juan and Musashi all rolled into one. Pity that the switch between Hawkins (who barely knows how to ''hold'' a sword) and his hypnotized ''alter ego'' is the sound of a finger snap. Cue the most epically hilarious swordfight ever filmed.



* Radagast from the film adaptation of ''Film/TheHobbit''. Though eccentric (he lets birds nest in his hair, and Saruman is convinced that eating so many mushrooms has affected his brain), he is able to bring recently deceased animals to life, outrun wargs on his sled, and even [[spoiler: defeat the Witch King in hand-to-hand combat without breaking a sweat!]]

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* Radagast from the film adaptation of ''Film/TheHobbit''. Though eccentric (he lets birds nest in his hair, and Saruman is convinced that eating so many mushrooms has affected his brain), he is able to bring recently deceased animals to life, outrun wargs on his sled, and even [[spoiler: defeat the Witch King in hand-to-hand combat without breaking a sweat!]]sweat]]!



* Per canon, Michelangelo in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', who even manages to kick ass on accident. It's Mikey who suggests [[spoiler:playing a game of "Buck-Buck" on Shredder]]. Vernon also qualifies due his driving skills and confrontation with Sacks.

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* Per canon, Michelangelo in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', who even manages to kick ass on accident. It's Mikey who suggests [[spoiler:playing a game of "Buck-Buck" on Shredder]]. Vernon also qualifies due to his driving skills and confrontation with Sacks.



* The GZRS of Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} come across as a pair of idiots but, Sebastian is currently in the semi finals of The Natural Progression Series (The Prize is a title shot) and has held his own against Zack Sabre Jr. Tom Irvin has pinned a former Progress Champion as well.
* Toru Yano of Wrestling/{{New Japan Pro Wrestling}} is this trope personified. He's generally more interested in promoting [=DVDs=] on the way to the ring than his actual match. His entire moveset pretty much consists of running away, rope breaks, hair pulling, removing turnbuckle covers and low blows. However, he's always seen as an unpredictable, tough opponent in big tournaments and has frequently held belts within the promotion.

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* The GZRS of Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} Wrestling/ProgressWrestling come across as a pair of idiots but, Sebastian is currently in the semi finals of The Natural Progression Series (The Prize is a title shot) and has held his own against Zack Sabre Jr. Tom Irvin has pinned a former Progress Champion as well.
* Toru Yano of Wrestling/{{New Japan Pro Wrestling}} Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling is this trope personified. He's generally more interested in promoting [=DVDs=] on the way to the ring than his actual match. His entire moveset pretty much consists of running away, rope breaks, hair pulling, removing turnbuckle covers and low blows. However, he's always seen as an unpredictable, tough opponent in big tournaments and has frequently held belts within the promotion.



** This also happens to Tucker. He's as useless as anybody else until he gets his sword and, even then, he only shows brief moments of competence. However, in the final few episodes of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, [[spoiler:he manages to defeat Wyoming and Gamma, quickly becomes a master sniper, and actually proves to be a pretty good leader for the blue team (a job which he was too lazy to accept previously). By the time he reappears in Recreation, he's mastered his sword as well and is able to destroy C.T.'s Warthog with one well-timed swipe.]] At this point, he's one of the most competent non-freelancer characters in the series.

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** This also happens to Tucker. He's as useless as anybody else until he gets his sword and, even then, he only shows brief moments of competence. However, in the final few episodes of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, [[spoiler:he manages to defeat Wyoming and Gamma, quickly becomes a master sniper, and actually proves to be a pretty good leader for the blue team (a job which he was too lazy to accept previously). By the time he reappears in Recreation, he's mastered his sword as well and is able to destroy C.T.'s Warthog with one well-timed swipe.]] swipe]]. At this point, he's one of the most competent non-freelancer characters in the series.



*** Bear in mind the amount of pain and major injuries he's sustained during the entire series. Early on [[spoiler:he takes a rocket to the back and still manages to recover; an alien ambushes and attacks him brutally, yet he recovers quickly afterwards; not long after he goes through the (excruciating) miracle of giving birth to an alien baby.]] He even manages to crack wise while Tex is beating his ass, suggesting he can shrug off her punches better than most non-freelancers.

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*** Bear in mind the amount of pain and major injuries he's sustained during the entire series. Early on [[spoiler:he takes a rocket to the back and still manages to recover; an alien ambushes and attacks him brutally, yet he recovers quickly afterwards; not long after he goes through the (excruciating) miracle of giving birth to an alien baby.]] baby]]. He even manages to crack wise while Tex is beating his ass, suggesting he can shrug off her punches better than most non-freelancers.



* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner is one of the most idiotic characters to hit the internet. In "The Strongest Man in the World", he bicycle kicks the Cheat, ''while upside down'', into the far horizon.
** In ''4 Branches'', it's mentioned that Homestar's stupidity occasionally reaches such heights that it "flips back to smart", and shows him answering the calculation "2 + 2" by defining Coulomb's law. When this is pointed out, he reverts to normal, revising his answer as "22".

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* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner is one of the most idiotic characters to hit the internet. In "The Strongest Man in the World", he bicycle kicks the Cheat, ''while upside down'', into the far horizon.
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horizon. In ''4 Branches'', it's mentioned that Homestar's stupidity occasionally reaches such heights that it "flips back to smart", and shows him answering the calculation "2 + 2" by defining Coulomb's law. When this is pointed out, he reverts to normal, revising his answer as "22".



* The Cast Members at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney World]]. A bunch of employees in funny outfits who, by the admissions of the "Jungle Cruise" operators, couldn't get into college. On 9/11, they evacuated the entire park. ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome In 10 minutes]]''

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* The Cast Members at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney World]]. A bunch of employees in funny outfits who, by the admissions of the "Jungle Cruise" operators, couldn't get into college. On 9/11, they evacuated the entire park. ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome In 10 minutes]]''minutes]]''.


->'''Vlad Plasmius:''' This can't be happening! You're an idiot! ''An idiot''!
->'''Jack Fenton:''' That may be, but I'm the idiot who beat ''you''.

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->'''Vlad Plasmius:''' This can't be happening! You're an idiot! ''An idiot''!
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idiot''!\\
'''Jack
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* ''Film/StarTrek''. James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.

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* ''Film/StarTrek''.''Film/StarTrek2009''. James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.

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* Essentially applies to ''Fanfic/TheBlacksmithsApprentice'', as Hiccup takes the entire village by surprise when he proves to be a skilled enough combatant to defeat Thuggory in a duel even after three years as essentially the village thrall.


* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things. This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.

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* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things. This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.

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* Cao Hong in ''Fanfic/FarceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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** Whilst most of her exploits are the stuff of [[MemeticBadass memes]] and [[ComicallyInvincibleHero comedy]], and she's usually very much PlayedForLaughs, seriously examining the entirety of her ComboPlatterPowers reveals she's actually a legitimately dangerous character (if not to the extent of the memes):
*** She herself has a well-stocked AnatomyArsenal of FemmeFatalons, BladesBelowTheShoulder, [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth a devastating bite]], PrehensileTail, and the proportional [[CombatParkour agility]], [[LightningBruiser strength]] and [[DodgeTheBullet reflexes]] of a squirrel.
*** There are hints that her fuzzy friends may be able to serve as {{Animal Eye Spy}}s for her--at the least, they can report back information. And huge numbers of them live [[TheOmniscient in every major city and on every continent but Antarctica]].
*** The squirrels that she has control of only seem silly until one has encountered the tiny raging terror of a [[KillerRabbit rabid squirrel]]. They can climb nearly any textured or penetrable surface. They can jump over two meters in a single leap. They are built to survive falling dozens of times their own height from trees without harm. They are often considered destructive pests because the same jaws they use to [[CuteBruiser crack walnuts]] can chew through things like [[ExtremeOmnivore aluminum siding, metal cables and wiring, and support beams]]. And since Doreen can control [[TheSwarm an entire army of squirrels]], imagine a horde of inescapable living bolt cutters working as a [[HiveMind coordinated, intelligent unit]]. When ComicBook/DoctorDoom has nightmares, that idea is what they are about.


* [[http://www.elitefeet.com/the-legend-of-cliff-young Cliff Young]]. One day, this Australian potato farmer showed up at the [[MarathonLevel 550-mile long]] [[DeathCourse Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon]]. Wearing overalls and rain boots, Young shuffled off the line while the highly-trained, corporate-sponsored distance runners left him in the dust. But Cliff Young had two things on his side: one, his goofy running style was actually very efficient; future race winners would adopt his technique. Two, he had [[TheSleepless no need for sleep]]. He completed the five-day run [[{{Determinator}} without stopping to rest]], crushing the field of super-athletes by 10 hours. By the way, he was [[BadassGrandpa 61 years old]].

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* [[http://www.elitefeet.com/the-legend-of-cliff-young Cliff Young]]. One day, this Australian potato farmer showed up at the [[MarathonLevel 550-mile long]] [[DeathCourse Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon]]. Wearing overalls and rain boots, Young shuffled off the line while the highly-trained, corporate-sponsored distance runners left him in the dust. But Cliff Young had two things on his side: one, his goofy running style was actually very efficient; future race winners would adopt his technique. Two, he had [[TheSleepless no need for sleep]]. He completed the five-day run [[{{Determinator}} without stopping to rest]], crushing the field of super-athletes by 10 hours. By the way, he was [[BadassGrandpa [[CoolOldGuy 61 years old]].

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