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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - At least, when [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pingyang.html she]]'s a LadyOfWar who got there by raising a massive rebel army against an incompetent ruler and [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] both the army and the numerous other rebel groups trying for the throne.

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* MajorlyAwesome: [[https://www.badassoftheweek.com/roberthenrycain Major Robert Henry Cain]] landed for Operation Market Garden, and also proved himself MadeOfIron for continuing to personally defend against the German counterattack despite being shot by a machine gun (kept firing his PIAT at vehicles anyway), having a PIAT round explode in front of his face (only blinded him for a half-hour) and his eardrums burst from all of the explosions from the fighting (he just stuffed some bandages in his ears). Eventually his force was bereft of [=PIATs=], so he fired a mortar at an airplane from a virtually horizontal angle. By the end of the attack, he was believed to be responsible for knocking out four Tiger I tanks and two self-propelled guns and he, ''of course'', won a Victoria Cross.

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** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/zizka.html Jan Zizka]]. Notable that he ''kept leading'' his armies ''after'' the eyepatch became redundant, on account of becoming completely blind.

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** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/zizka.html Jan Zizka]].Žižka]]. Notable that he ''kept leading'' his armies ''after'' the eyepatch became redundant, on account of becoming completely blind.



** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/haasteagle.html Haast's Eagle]].

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** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/haasteagle.html Haast's Eagle]].eagle]].



** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=206886827770 King Abdullah II]] – Current ruler of Jordan and career military leader. During a visit to Washington, the King found out that ISIS had brutally executed a captured Jordanian pilot. He immediately launched into Creator/ClintEastwood's revenge speech from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', and launched an ongoing series of revenge attacks on ISIS. He reportedly flew the lead aircraft on the first mission (which Jordan has officially denied).

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** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=206886827770 King Abdullah II]] – Current ruler of Jordan and career military leader. During a visit to Washington, the King found out that ISIS had brutally executed a captured Jordanian pilot. He immediately launched into Creator/ClintEastwood's revenge speech from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', and launched an ongoing a series of revenge attacks on ISIS. He reportedly flew the lead aircraft on the first mission (which Jordan has officially denied).



* {{Megalodon}}: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=891929112476 Megalodon]].

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* {{Megalodon}}: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=891929112476 com/megalodon.html Megalodon]].



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Wolf the Quarrelsome's article includes a 300 word paragraph analysing the meaning of the name.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Wolf the Quarrelsome's article includes a 300 word 300-word paragraph analysing the meaning of the name.



** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=506519628414 Yakov (Jacob) Pavlov]] – The [=BotW=] website says it best: "One man. One building. One million Nazis." Led the defense of a key building in the Battle of Stalingrad for two months until the Nazis were annihilated by a fresh Soviet army.

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** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=506519628414 Yakov (Jacob) Pavlov]] – The tagline for his page in the [=BotW=] website website's article list says it best: "One man. One building. One million Nazis." Led the defense of a key building in the Battle of Stalingrad for two months until the Nazis were annihilated by a fresh Soviet army.

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** UsefulNotes/{{Skanderbeg}}


* BadassNative: ''Too many to list.''

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BadassNative: ''Too many to list.''



* BadassGrandpa
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wanyandie.html Tom Wanyandie]] - A PapaWolf who kicked the ass of a literal MamaBear!
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/mmburugu.html Daniel Mmburugu]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/youde.html Yang Youde]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/whittemore.html Samuel Whittemore]] - This man was kicking ass for the British and later the colonies well into his eighties, ''[[MadeOfIron survived being shot in the face and being bayonetted thirteen times]]'', and lived to the ripe old age of 98.


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* OldSoldier: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/whittemore.html Samuel Whittemore]] - This man was kicking ass for the British and later the colonies well into his eighties, ''[[MadeOfIron survived being shot in the face and being bayonetted thirteen times]]'', and lived to the ripe old age of 98.


** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/haasteagle.html Haast's Eagle]], the biggest bird ever to fly.

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** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/haasteagle.html Haast's Eagle]], the biggest a bird ever to fly.that preyed on moa and the ancestors of the Maori.


* AmazonBrigade: The White Tights

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* AmazonBrigade: The White TightsTights and the Dahomey Amazons

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* BadassNative: ''Too many to list.''

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* BadassGay:
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/lamaupin.html Julie d'Aubigny]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/alcibiades.html Alciabiades]]
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/davinci.html Da Vinci]]
** [[http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=29009176046 Two for the price of one!]]


** [[http://http://www.badassoftheweek.com/jackson.html Andrew Jackson]], again.

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** [[http://http://www.[[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/jackson.html Andrew Jackson]], again.


* FluffyTheTerrible: the name of the man who saved Bulgaria by crushing multiple invasions by both the Mongols and the Byzantine Empire? [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=84324331289 Ivajlo the Cabbage]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare - many of the badasses demonstrate that this trope can be TruthInTelevision, rising from humble beginnings to become tyrannical rulers and dreaded warlords.



* SophisticatedAsHell

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* SophisticatedAsHellSilkHidingSteel - [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=52787309381 Wu Zetian]]'s modus operandi
* SophisticatedAsHell - the typical tone of the site, mixing detailed historical research with highly creative use of expletives.


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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive As it turns out, this is a surprisingly common trope among the real-life badasses profiled.
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=33837513055 Mochizuki Chiyome]] founded the ''kunoichi''- an order of female ninjas and spies- to avenge the death of her husband
** [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=84324331289 Ivajlo the Cabbage]]'s life as a pig-herder ended in the wake of a raid by the Mongolian Golden Horde- and his life as one of the most formidable military commanders in history began.


* BowtiesAreCool: [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rusesabagina.html Paul Rusesabagina]] isn't afraid to rock the bowtie.


* {{Catchphrase}}: "Balls-out" appears often, sometimes multiple times in a single article. Even in the articles about women. Even in the article about the cow.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: "Balls-out" appears often, sometimes multiple times in a single article. Even in the articles about women. Even in the article about the cow.cow, and ''especially'' in the article about [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=16999521462 Buck Shelford]], where the author could use the phrase [[GroinAttack literally]].

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** Jan Žižka - The man who fought off three crusades with an army of peasants and never once lost a battle.

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