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    Comic Books 

Gordon: Why did you have to choose an enemy that's as old as time and bigger than all of us, Batman?
Batman: Same reason you did, Jim. I figured I could take him.
Batman #702

None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me.
Rorschach, Watchmen

    Film - Live-Action 

Tallahassee sets the standard for "not to be fucked with."
Columbus, Zombieland

And as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I'll fear no evil for I am the baddest motherfucker in that goddamn valley.
Staff Sergeant Sykes, Jarhead (among many others)

Jules: I want you to look inside that bag and find my wallet.
Robber: Which one is it?
Jules: The one that says "Bad Mother Fucker."



Slayer qualities: kicking ass! (emphasis mine)
Faith LeHane calls it how it is, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel Go Ask Malice

Havelock Vetinari: Given, then, a contest between an invisible and very powerful quasidemonic thing of pure vengeance on the one hand, and the commander on the other, where would you wager, say... one dollar?
Drumknott: I wouldn't, sir. That looks like one that would go to the judges.

Smart plus strong plus quick equals badass.
Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad. Hiro used to feel this way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this was liberating. He no longer has to worry about being the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.

    Live-Action TV 

Al: The gruffest, toughest man to ever graduate from Polk High.
Roger: He had a beard in the seventh grade. And a wife.
Officer Dan: Took out his own appendix with a pocket fisherman.
Al: Could've been a great football player for Polk High... but he refused to take off his spurs.
Jefferson: He wore boots to play football?
Al: No boots. Just spurs.
Married... with Children, "The Legend of Ironhead Haynes"


I could take the pitchfork from the devil
Keep a super suit like I'm incredible
From the deep blue sea to the dark blue sky
I'm the baddest man alive.
The Black Keys and RZA, ''The Baddest Man Alive"

I know karate, voodoo too
I'm gonna make myself available to you
I don't need no makeup, I got real scars
I got hair on my chest
I look good without a shirt.
Tom Waits, "Goin' Out West"


YOU are the SUN incarnate––
you are as GLORIOUS as HEAVEN,
— An untitled poem by l.n.s

    Professional Wrestling 

Nice guys... it's said they always finish last.
But badasses... always kick an asshole's ass!
— "You're Gonna Pay", The Undertaker's theme during his "Big Evil" persona


    Tabletop Games 

I am the man the Colonel visited a dozen kinds of hell upon and survived... I am the man who helped the Colonel kill three million people. I am the only man to survive when four thousand others died on the battlefield. I have killed men in their sleep. I have shot them. I have stabbed them. I have strangled them. I've even beaten them to death with my hands and fists. I've fought tyranids and orks, I've marched across searing deserts and frozen wastelands. I've nearly died six times. My own men have tried to kill me on more than one occasion. I've fought things you don't even know exist. And I killed them.
Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Penal Legion, Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

Damn. That's one dangerous Slavic fucker!
Johnny Klebitz on Niko Bellic, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

The Collectors killed you once, and all it did was piss you off. I can't imagine that they'll stop you this time.
Garrus Vakarian to Commander Shepard, in Mass Effect 2

That was slick! I should sign my work!
Sideswipe after taking down two Decepticon brutes with one grenade, Transformers: War for Cybertron


We are on Eastern Pain Time, and it is Dan o'clock. note 

Best be showing some r'spect for Marlon there, th' man's a religious icon where I come from. Followers a'th' Bran-Dao believe that you don't gotta be runnin' yer mouth to prove how macho you are. Just gotta be confident an' put your all int' what you do and people will fill th' rest in themselves. We b'lieve if you live your life right, you reach a state of NirMana, where th' whole universe is in complete recognition of your masculinity.
Commander Badass, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things

    Web Original 

I'm Ensign Munrooooooooe and I am a man!

Apparently, I'm made of awesome.

Tucker: Where are you going?
Tex: Red Base. Kill everybody. Get the flag back.

    Western Animation 

Ask yourselves. Is being in here with me what you truly desire?



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