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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Toph Beifong is a unique example, in that she's a prepubescent girl. When she found out that the play chronicling their adventures was portraying her as a burly man who sees by screaming, she was ecstatic.
    • THE BOULDER takes offense at not being included in this list despite being a Captain Ersatz of The Rock, and he'll show it by burying you UNDER A ROCKALANCHE!
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • This is the demeanor of new Avatar Korra, who the creators designed to be as unlike her Martial Pacifist predecessor Aang as possible. She's the Water Tribe's answer to Toph...with all four elements at her disposal.
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    • Toph makes a reappearance in the fourth season, eighty-six years old and exactly the same.
      Korra: You tossed me around like a rag doll all day...
      Toph: I KNOW! And I'm an old lady! Imagine me in my prime, I would have DESTROYED you!
  • The version of AQUAMAN (yes, spelled in all caps) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His voice has been known to spontaneously develop an echo. Outrageous!
  • If Rath is any indication, then the Appoplexians from Ben 10: Alien Force is a race of Boisterous Bruisers, who talk like Randy "Macho Man" Savage!
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien just loves this trope. We have Kevin Levin, Ben 10,000, Cooper Daniels...
    • Ben is this at any age, especially when he first got the Omnitrix and his default strategies seem to be Attack! Attack! Attack! and You Fight Like a Cow. Part of his Character Development is learning when to be smart about his battles, though he still loves fighting bad guys and telling them how much they suck compared to him.
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  • The three mice from Biker Mice from Mars, though Vinnie was the most boisterous.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    • Captain Planet himself. The guy loves to make (bad) puns and laugh while fighting pollution!
    • And Wheeler too, as the most Hot-Blooded of the group.
  • Lago from Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys is a Space Pirate captain who originally wanted to betray the Primate Avengers but later switched to their side. He is also a Large Ham who speaks in a loud, faux Italian/Spanish accent.
  • Air specialist Ace McCloud from Centurions.
  • Monterrey Jack of Disney's Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers.
  • Herry from Class of the Titans. (Well, he is a descedent of Hercules.)
  • Odd Della Robbia of Code Lyoko is a teenage version of this trope. He's too young to drink, but he gets the eating, womanizing, battle-happy and fun-loving elements down pat.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
    • Numbuh 4 is Sector V's scrappy, hot-headed close-combat expert.
    • Moosk the tie-hunter from "Operation K.N.O.T.", a former wage slave who broke free of the corporate lifestyle (and corporate dress codes) and now hunts snake-like necktie monsters for a living.
  • Wolf Bronsky from the vastly underrated Exo Squad.
  • Garrett Miller of Extreme Ghostbusters may be the first paraplegic example.
  • Joe Swanson from Family Guy would be the second, then.
  • G.I. Joe
    • Rock n' Roll. A heavy metal bassist and surfer turned machine gunner, he didn't last long in the regular Army because the dress code really grated on him. They made him wear a shirt.
    • Bazooka, too. His hard-partying ways got the best of him, and in the comics, when the GI Joe team was brought back together, he was the only one who couldn't pass the physical requirements because he'd become kind of really fat.
    • Gung Ho, one of the toughest and most badass of he Joes, has this reputation as well. He's Cajun.
    • And Wild Bill. Yeeeeeeee-HAAAAAAAA!
    • We'll pretend that Roadblock's omission was due to him gettin' busy in the kitchen!
  • Gravity Falls
    • Manly Dan Corduroy, Wendy's dad. He's a hulking lumberjack whose preferred method of fishing is to grab the fish out of the lake and wrestle them into submission.
    • Even Manly Dan is intimidated by the Manotaurs from "Dipper vs. Manliness", a band of macho minotaurs who live in a "Man Cave" in the mountains (and prefer to enter through the walls of the cave).
      Testosteror: Not man enough?! I have three Adam's apples, six Y chromosomes, pecs on my abs, and fists for nipples!
  • Hawkgirl in Justice League especially in the Christmas episode "Comfort and Joy".
  • Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic manages to pull this off while being an adorable pegasus. Loud, obnoxious, lazy and possessive of an enormous ego, give her a target or a threat to her friends and she will lay right into it with enthusiastic violence and undeniable courage. She tends to give everyone a hard time, especially if she perceives you as an "egghead" or wimp, but accepting her insults and hyper competitive behavior with dignity and good humor will win you a friend who would protect you with her life.
  • Princess Bula from ReBoot is a female example of this trope.
  • The Scotsman from Samurai Jack.
  • T-Bone/Chance Furlong from SWAT Kats.
  • And no list of outrageous fighters would be complete without a mention of Cyborg from Teen Titans. Say it with us, now... "BOOYAH!"
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) has Arnold "Casey" Jones, whose voice is even goofy. Goongala!!
  • The Big Knights: "Sir Boris, finest swordsman in the world, and his brother Sir Morris, not the finest swordsman in the world, but the most enthusiastic!" Their approach to more or less any problem is shouting and smashing things.
  • Zoolie from The Pirates of Dark Water.
  • Buck Tuddrussel from Time Squad is a textbook example. It's GET SOME! IT'S GO TIME!
  • In Transformers, Sideswipe is described as being nicer than his brother Sunstreaker, but every bit as fight-happy.
  • Grizzly from We Bare Bears who enjoys a bit of rough-housing, which proves to be a issue when trying to interact with people.
  • Steven Universe gives us Sardonyx, a Gem fusion who combines Garnet's power and rare bursts of hamminess with Pearl's theatrical tendencies. The result: a showy stage magician with tremendous strength and a very, very large mallet.
  • Wander over Yonder: Sylvia the Zbornak is Wander's Sapient Steed, bodyguard, and boon companion. She's always ready to punch out bad guys, especially if they threaten Wander or any innocents. "The Family Reunion" shows it seems to run in the family: her brothers Bill, Gil, and Phil are even more enthusiastically scrappy than Sylvia is.
  • DuckTales (2017): In "The Spear of Selene!" we meet Storkules, here depicted as an amiable piece of Dumb Muscle who's introduced giving his old friend Donald a big hug and telling him how great it is to see him again.


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