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The current Badass index is currently cluttered with junk tropes, some will need to be sorted. Please do any discussing in the Special Efforts thread.

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  • Action Survivor: An everyday guy with no Action Hero qualities, who is actually FORCED TO BE A BADASS.
  • Ambadassador: They represent their hometown or home country, and they plan to export an ass whooping to those who mess with them.

Keep as is:

Stereotypical Badassery.

Badassery is contrasted with other character trait(s).

Indications of badassery are off the scales!

Tropes involving a badass in some way, but aren't actual characterization or character type tropes.

  • Badass and Child Duo: Badass has a child following him around. And woe betide anyone who tries to target that kid.
  • Badass in Distress: When a badass is temporarily out of action in a way that does not diminish their badass rating.
  • Badass Abnormal: When said ordinary, already badass person gains the power to shoot lightning bolts out of their hands and punch intangible deities in the balls. (Seems to be a plot trope, rather than a character trope)



  • Badass Gay: Just because they're gay doesn't mean they're not a bonafide badass.
  • Badass Back: When someone is so badass they dropped your ass without turning around.
    • Offhand Backhand: Bonus points if they didn't even notice you were there. (Merge)
  • Badass Baritone: Nothing screams intimidating than a deep voice. (some sort of repair was desired)
  • Badass Beard: Their facial hair is shorthand for "Don't mess with me." (possibly merge with other facial hair badass tropes)
  • Badass Blink: When a cloaking field pauses for badassery to ensue. (rename, nothing to do with badassery) - Moved to Invisibility Flicker, rewrite to follow.
  • Badass Bookworm: Reads the encyclopedia for fun. Is also quite capable of using it to bludgeon you to death. (rename most likely)
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Master of paper shuffling and the dreaded red tape. Capable of screwing with your life in oh so many ways. (rename, this has nothing to do with badassery)
  • Badass Bystander: They were minding their own business until your turned their world upside down. Now, they will make you regret that mistake. (this is not a character type, but a plot oriented trope. Needs a full shakedown for misuse)
  • Badass Damsel: She's NOT as helpless as she looks. (rename out of the trope family and clarify the description as needed)
  • Badass Driver: Give them a vehicle, and they will do hardcore, death defying shit with it. (rename out of the trope family and clarify description.
  • Badass Grandpa: He might have grandchildren who see him as a teddy bear, but don't think he won't make you fear him if you cross him.
  • Badass Labcoat: The scientist version of Badass Longcoat. (in TRS) - Merged with Badass Longcoat where appropriate.
  • Badass Long Robe: The wizard version of Badass Longcoat. (in TRS)
  • Badass Mustache: Like Badass Beard, but above the lip.
  • Badass on Paper: A rare breed where the character can do badass things with out being badass. (this doesn't seem like a character trope so much as a type of legend)
  • Badass Pacifist: Won't hurt you, but will fearlessly sacrifice their lives to keep you from hurting others. (not really related to TV Tropes concept of Badass)
  • Badass Unintentional: Didn't plan to be a badass. (Trope collision)
  • Never Mess with Granny: Genderflipped Badass Grandpa. (both have accumulated badass+old examples, rather than any sort of contrast, the most likely trope involved).
  • Badass Native: When the natives are restless and scrotum crushingly badass. (has a bunch of unrelated characteristics slapped in the definition)

Possible cut

  • Badass Automaton: It clanks, it grinds, or it whirs when it moves. Doesn't mean that it can't beat the shit out of you. (possibly redirect to Killer Robot)


  • Badass Angster: He/She might have a few reasons to get depressed, but they compensate by using their anger or despair as fuel for their asskicking escapades. (Redirected to Heartbroken Badass)
  • Badass Furry: Redirected to Badass.
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