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Mar 22nd 2021 at 7:29:02 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Is this a trope?, started by DesertDragon on Jan 2nd 2012 at 11:54:37 PM

Mar 20th 2021 at 9:28:20 AM •••

Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Ambiguous Name, started by AgentS7 on Apr 26th 2017 at 1:43:09 AM

Aug 21st 2020 at 4:54:07 PM •••

Edit: Links won't work, I guess. There's a thread in the Projects: Long Term/Perpetual forum about it.

Basically, almost every "Badass X" trope is being cut.

Edited by caivu
Aug 26th 2020 at 9:21:00 AM •••

To be more specific: There's two ways to look at Badass Gay.

Either way, this just isn't a viable trope.

Edited by Serac
Mar 24th 2021 at 12:57:07 PM •••

I have a gripe with how the suggested tropes are largely physical + mannerisms-oriented... It seems like Ambiguously Gay was cleaned up so it's not just about physical appearance, but now Badass Gay "subtropes" are oriented toward appearance and mannerisms. Imo it'd be good to change it up. (Plus I always saw the trope as a cool flex versus enforcing stigma, like Cool Old Guy.)

Edit: May try to launch some tropes at some point that are more hyper-specific but less physical/mannerism-oriented.

Edited by perona
Jan 10th 2018 at 7:33:00 PM •••

The Homestuck section is far from encompassing. It misses Karkat, Vriska, Aranea, Meenah, Gamzee, Mindfang, and various members of The Felt (depending on how badass they've got to be in order to qualify).

Dec 25th 2014 at 12:10:30 PM •••

Do Korra and Asami really play this trope straight? They're both bisexual rather than gay, based on what we see of them in the series.

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Apr 3rd 2016 at 6:12:41 PM •••

I saw the trope Badass Bisexual used in a couple of character pages, being redirected here.

Dec 11th 2014 at 6:37:44 PM •••

Would Ripper from Mass Effect: Interregnum be considered? Since you know, he can rip krogans in half with his BRAIN, and in a later chapter, shows him in bed in another male Turian's bed after getting hammered?

Mar 26th 2012 at 5:19:49 PM •••

Does a character have to be explicitly gay to qualify for this trope? If there's a strong homosexual subtext to the character's portrayal, would that be enough to qualify?

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Mar 28th 2012 at 2:44:33 PM •••

Sounds to YMMV to me. Lets keep the trope objective.

Apr 8th 2010 at 4:14:54 PM •••

It can be imagined the thinking behind it goes something along the lines of: Okay, so we have a gay character.

That is some fantastic writing right there. I imagine the thinking was something along the lines of: Okay, so we have a trope.

Oct 13th 2011 at 5:40:49 PM •••

Why has no one put a picture of Captain Jack Harkness on the main page?

Oct 13th 2011 at 11:58:30 PM •••

We don't want JAFAAC. Anyone got a picture of him hugging/kissing a guy while holding a gun or something?

Apr 15th 2013 at 7:44:54 AM •••

I believe Bentham or Iwankov from One Piece are more illustrative examples. Gayness is self evident, all you need is a picture where they look badass.

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