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  • Well... when we first met him, he had a few sharp moves but a long way to go... and while he's had his moments, he might not be there quite yet... but Gilgamesh Wulfenbach is certainly starting to aim in this direction. Might get it from his dad.
  • Schlock Mercenary
    • Kevyn kills shielded tanks and shoots down warships from time to time with antimatter grenades. That he wears on his shoulders. And explosives are "Just a hobby."
    • The title character himself is Nigh Invulnerable and apt to triple-wield overcharged BFGs, two of which are Sawed-Off Shotgun multicannons. Which he's also used to fly on several different occasions. Oh, and he escaped Laser-Guided Amnesia by storing copies of the memories in his eye. Being The Blob has its advantages.
    • All of Tagon's Toughs earn their name. And then there's Petey...
  • Take a look at what the paladin O-Chul does in This Order of the Stick strip and tell me that he's not badass. This is apparently a regular occurrence for him, and yes, that is an acid-breathing shark. Based on the number of attacks/round he gets in a strip, he is at least level 16, a higher level than at least one of the PCs. Word of God claims he has a constitution score in the mid 20s, when most characters would be lucky to get their primary stats into the low 20s without falling into Crippling Overspecialization .
    • O-Chul does not have a Constitution score, Constitution has an O-Chul score!
  • The titular character of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, who took out evil Ronald McDonald with a mime ninja rocket launcher, punched out a giant crazed lumberjack, captured and now rides a trained velociraptor, beat up Death himself, and recently punched Dracula in the face.
    • Gordito, Dr. McNinja's sidekick, as well. A tween who grew a massive mustache through sheer force of will, he killed a clone of Ben Franklin's Zombie, killed several flying magical sharks of doom summoned by a ghost wizard, and proved he was more cunning and quick-thinking than the woman who trained both the Good Doctor and Gordito himself when he saved her son from Dracula's last minute cheap shot aimed at him. Oh, and when he was first informed of his new status as sidekick, this is what he had to say:

 Gordito:"I don't kick. I shoot people. That makes them die."

    • And Dan McNinja, the hero's father- The moment that his mustache was revealed, hordes of ninjas bowed down to him in homage, crowning him their leader. He escaped an attack of ninja drug abusing teenagers -- he lit himself on fire. Because if you're on fire, ninjas cannot catch you.
      • Do not mess with The Mother McNinja. Trust us. Just don't.
  • Luna from Dominic Deegan spelled it out pretty literally, after foiling a mafia boss trying to move in and run the place: Go ahead...look at it. Admire it. Fear it. I am a bad ass woman.
    • Miranda Deegan is an archmage with a nigh-infinite knowledge of arcane magic; Donovan Deegan is an awesome musician and master swordsman; Dominic has incredible intellect, an amazing ability to think several steps ahead, and has never thrown a single punch throughout the length of the comic; the Deegan family is turning into a Badass Family... And Luna is marrying in to the family!
  • Misfile. While angels Rumisiel and Vashiel both have their moments, the real Badass is the human Kamikaze Kate. She just is that scary, even when she isn't possessed by the vengeance seeking spirit of her dead sister. Especially when she isn't.
  • Black Hat Man from Xkcd. Especially in this comic.
  • Bun-Bun and Riff from Sluggy Freelance often take on this role, as do Torg and Zoe on occasion.
  • The MS Paint Adventures series Problem Sleuth has the titular hard-boiled detective, who is unique from his teammates in that he does all of his own asskicking throughout the story instead of creating replicas of himself. His fighting technique, "Sleuth Diplomacy" runs on the Badassery of the character. This is the guy who saves the entire imaginary world and defeats the Final Boss DMK once and for all through sheer virtue of his charisma alone. He's the series' version of Kamina.
  • Also from MS Paint Adventures, Homestuck has Dave, who's a badass, as far as 13-year-olds go - but then we're introduced to his Bro, who first uses his ninja skills to beat Dave with a puppet, then draws a katana and shows Dave how it's done.Despite their Sibling Rivalry, Dave strives to be like his Bro in every way.
    • He succeeds.
      • Sorry, Dave, but until you can cut a meteor in half (while riding it, no less) and fight post-prototyping Jack Noir to a draw, Bro's got the edge over you on this one.
      • It's implied in one conversation that future John is much, much stronger than future Dave.
    • While it's not the only kind of ass he is, Equius Zahhak.
    • The Midnight Crew from the Intermission. They take on a rival gang of Time Masters that outnumbers them four to one on their home turf and nearly succeed in killing them all with nothing but an arsenal of relatively mundane weapons and prior knowledge of their foes' powers.
  • Looking for Group
    • Richard is an all-powerful warlock who performs henious acts of evil out of nothing more than boredom. If he doesn't have acess to his magic he can still kick your ass with his bare hands, because he drained the soul of a monk once (it tasted like chocolate).
    • Richard's villagers are a perfect example of Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
    • Everyone in the main group gets a moment of Badass at some point.
  • Mell Kelly of Narbonic, especially if you ever let her near weaponry. Or explosives. Or killer robots. Or that law degree.
  • Skin Horse has more than one. U.N.I.T.Y. is an unstoppable zombie killing machine. But everyone was shocked when the one who kicked werewolf ass was Tip. Yes, that Tip.
  • Almost everyone from Dead of Summer, but especially Nick, Ed, and The Protomen.
  • All of the 18th - century cast in The Dreamer.
  • Iceland in Scandinavia and The World, who despite having the Bishie Sparkle, skydives into volcanoes for fun.
  • Dexter. He scaled the enemy base, fought the Big Bad with giant robot hands, and ,just because he's that awesome, slapped the Big Bad across his face after he broke the nearly unbreakable glass tube his girlfriend was in.
  • How'd we get this far without mentioning Axe Cop?
  • El Goonish Shive presents the Badass Girly Scream
  • Arguably every male on Manly men doing Manly things (except Jared)[1]

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 F.I.L.S.S.: Agent Tex is a bit of a badass.

    • Agent Washington became badass around the time he took down a Hornet solo in less than a minute. Nothing he has done since then has changed this, only added to it. Notable points are taking on the Meta with a chain gun and everything he does from episode 15 onward.
  • Both characters in Draw With Me. The boy tries to break through the unbreakable glass, and succeeds, but he loses his hand as a result. What does the girl do? She cuts her own arm off for him to use to draw!
  • A Survival of the Fittest example would be Bryan Calvert. Perhaps his best moment is when he dropkicks an attacker off a roof. Shotgun toting, agressive and incredibly blunt, Calvert is not somebody to be messed with. (And god forbid if you ever harm his girlfriend...)
  • Mecha Sonic, the Big Bad of Super Mario Bros Z, definitely qualifies as this, especially in Episode 6 where he singlehandedly gives the Mario crew, the Axem Rangers and the Koopa Bros one of the most epic fights of the series so far.
    • Captain Basilisx, the first truly original character in the series, who hands Mario his ass in record time. And he does so in a pitch-black armored spiky shell with Wolverine Claws on his hands after petrifying the rest of the team just by looking at them.
  • LessThanThree Comics:
    • The Shadow, a teenager who fights crime on the streets of LA. His natural healing factor allows for such badass stunts as diving through the windshield of an oncoming car, forcing it to crash, and sending himself and the driver 20 feet through the air, and then standing back up to threaten the driver with more grievous bodily harm.
    • Firestorm, the Brat Pack's Lancer, during a fight with Gauss, one of the <3-Verse's top villains, found his body trapped in an oxygenless environment. He cut himself open, and used the oxygen in his blood to melt through his bindings, before throwing a fireball at Gauss. All to prove he was ten times the hero his dad was. No mean feat, considering his dad was a 'Nam vet, and was a founding member of the <3-Verse's Avengers equivalent. And His alter ego, the Pumpkin King, who teams up with the Shadow on a regular basis.
  • Oran is the best representative from Broken Saints for this bill, although Kamimura has his moments.
  • There Will Be Brawl features a few examples, but Mario stands well above the rest. He starts by subduing a rabid attack Yoshi with his bare hands, and finishes by single-handedly defeating about half of Ganondorf's army (with a Super Star) and then beating a Smash Ball out of the sandbag and using his own Final Smash to bring down the Kaiju-sized Octupus form of the Game and Watches. Mario is so utterly Badass in the series that he made putting down a liquor bottle a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Nearly the entire cast of Darwin's Soldiers.
  • Dangeresque.
  • Maddox.
  • Yes, it's redundant. Yes, it still bears mentionning. Badass of the Week. That is all.
  • Zeke Strahm of The Slender Man Mythos. He's one of the few characters who decides to face Slender Man with human awareness; his first reaction is to get a handgun and start shooting at him, even if he's ineffectual. He later decides to find the facts on Slendy, and work out a weakness.
  • MSF High Forum: Yosah, Sam and Vaeden.
  • Achilles, Badass Normal leader of the titular team of heroes in the Global Guardians PBEM Universe.
  • GASP! The Chief?! I heard that guy drinks tiger blood milkshakes for breakfast and can only orgasm when he wins at Russian Roulette! (The bullets bounce off of his head.)
    • Sarge counts his pushups using the names of dictators he's defeated, smokes cigars made of the rolled up constitutions of nations he's overthrown, and will pluck eyeballs out places you didn't even know you saw out of.
  • Squidington, the squid that lives in Gamechap's pond outside his house, is completely invincible. He not only scared a creeper into running away and knocked Gamechap into the air when he fell in the pond, but also survived a Herobrine Biome Buster, something that completely decimated everything within an enormous radius.
  • The assorted cast of That Guy With The Glasses have proven themselves Badass on several occasions, including:
  • Marble Hornets gives us Jay, who in entry #52 flying tackles and then fights with The Operator. Yes, Jay gets his ass kicked, and he has a killer case of amnesia afterwards, but he's the only one who's been willing to go mano a mano with everyones favorite Eldritch Abomination.
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