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Real Life Badass
Posted 11/1/13 , edited 11/1/13
Yes, there are many serious badasses in the fictional world whether they are in movies, literature, TV, video games...But what about the real world?

This topic is for real life people either living or dead who did seriously badass things. Doesn't matter if they showed off their baddassery in war, conflict, etc. - just post a picture or tell of their outrageous kickass deeds! Doesn't matter what country, century, gender or anything - badassery does not discriminate.

Here's my mention:



Simo Häyhä, from Finland - December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002. Also known as "White Death". He was a sniper during WW2 who has the highest number of kills (505) in a major war. He killed all his targets with a simple rifle, nothing major - and also in bitter cold weather (-40), with very few hours of daylight, and in less than 100 days. When asked if he regretted killing so many people, he said, "I only did my duty, and what I was told to do, as well as I could."

Outside of the war? Just your regular farmer. He went back to his farm after having his face disfigured during his badassery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4
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Couple of badass soldiers:

- Adrian Carton de Wiart
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Carton_de_Wiart


Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunneled out of a POW camp; and pulled off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. Describing his experiences in World War I, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war."

Once de Wiart evaded capture for eight days disguised as an Italian peasant, which is surprising considering that he was in northern Italy, did not speak Italian, and was 61 years old, with an eye patch, one empty sleeve and multiple injuries.

In his memoirs he wrote, "Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.".


I mean, come on. The number of times the guy was shot?!? How crazy. After he died, he probably dug his own grave.

- Jack Churchill
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill


Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack" Churchill, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996), nicknamed "Fighting Jack Churchill" and "Mad Jack", was a British soldier who fought throughout World War II armed with a longbow, arrows and a Scottish broadsword. He once said "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed."

Churchill was second in command of No. 3 Commando in Operation Archery, a raid on the German garrison at Vågsøy, Norway on 27 December 1941. As the ramps fell on the first landing craft, Churchill leapt forward from his position and played a tune on his bagpipes, before throwing a grenade and running into battle in the bay. For his actions at Dunkirk and Vågsøy, Churchill received the Military Cross and Bar.

In July 1943, as commanding officer, he led 2 Commando from their landing site at Catania in Sicily with his trademark Scottish broadsword slung around his waist and a longbow and arrows around his neck and his bagpipes under his arm.
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Daniel Inouye,
currently serving as a senator from Hawaii:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Inouye



On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy, called Colle Musatello. The ridge served as a strongpoint along the strip of German fortifications known as the Gothic Line, which represented the last and most unyielding line of German defensive works in Italy. As he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three German machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. Inouye stood up to attack and was shot in the stomach; ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his Thompson submachine gun. After being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the second machine gun position, which he also successfully destroyed before collapsing from blood loss.
Inouye as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army

As his squad distracted the third machine gunner, Inouye crawled toward the final bunker, eventually drawing within 10 yards. As he raised himself up and cocked his arm to throw his last grenade into the fighting position, a German inside the bunker fired a rifle grenade that struck him on the right elbow, severing most of his arm and leaving his own primed grenade reflexively "clenched in a fist that suddenly didn't belong to me anymore". Inouye's horrified soldiers moved to his aid, but he shouted for them to keep back out of fear his severed fist would involuntarily relax and drop the grenade. While the German inside the bunker reloaded his rifle, Inouye pried the live grenade from his useless right hand and transferred it to his left. As the German aimed his rifle to finish him off, Inouye tossed the grenade into the bunker and destroyed it. He stumbled to his feet and continued forward, silencing the last German resistance with a one-handed burst from his Thompson before being wounded in the leg and tumbling unconscious to the bottom of the ridge. When he awoke to see the concerned men of his platoon hovering over him, his only comment before being carried away was to gruffly order them to return to their positions, since, as he pointed out, "nobody called off the war!"
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sometimes you can be a badass without even trying such as the case with Paul Ray Smith



Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq on April 4, 2003. On that day, Sergeant First Class Smith was engaged in the construction of a prisoner of war holding area when his Task Force was violently attacked by a company-sized enemy force. Realizing the vulnerability of over 100 soldiers, Sergeant First Class Smith quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of soldiers, one Bradley Fighting Vehicle and three armored personnel carriers. As the fight developed, Sergeant First Class Smith braved hostile enemy fire to personally engage the enemy with hand grenades and anti-tank weapons, and organized the evacuation of three wounded soldiers from an armored personnel carrier struck by a rocket propelled grenade and a 60 mm mortar round. Fearing the enemy would overrun their defenses, Sergeant First Class Smith moved under withering enemy fire to man a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a damaged armored personnel carrier. In total disregard for his own life, he maintained his exposed position in order to engage the attacking enemy force. During this action, he was mortally wounded. His courageous actions helped defeat the enemy attack, and resulted in as many as 50 enemy soldiers killed, while allowing the safe withdrawal of numerous wounded soldiers. Sergeant First Class Smith's extraordinary heroism and uncommon valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Third Infantry Division 'Rock of the Marne,' and the United States Army.[8]



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Clint Eastwood.
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Clint Eastwood.

nope going to call BS on this sure he was a badass in his movies but what did he do real life to be called a badass?
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Jamie Hyneman. He IS badass. He even LOOKS badass.
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Clint Eastwood.


Movies, yes. Real life - no.
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How about Brian Blessed? As an Englishman I have to bring him up! Outside of his awesome acting career get this!


In his youth he loved boxing and has sparred with the Dalai Lama.[16] Blessed has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times,[17] attaining heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit.[18] He has, however, climbed to the tops of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is also the oldest man to trek to the North Magnetic Pole on foot,[19] and has undertaken an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, during which he survived a plane crash.

He served as President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) from 2007 to 2008, and presented the 2008 TRIC Awards at Grosvenor House, London. Blessed has honorary degrees from the University of Bradford (awarded in July 2003) and Sheffield Hallam University (awarded in 2004). He has been awarded the honorary title of "Official Shoutsperson" by the University of York's Douglas Adams Society.[20] In 2011, the student union voted to christen a new study area the "Brian Blessed Centre for Quiet Study".[21] The same year, Blessed was nominated for the post of Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, following a campaign by graduates.[22]

In 2004, Blessed appeared on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, impersonating the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. Known for his football knowledge, he appeared as an expert and commentator on the satellite channel UKTV G2 during the 2006 World Cup. Blessed also appeared on A Question of Sport in both 2006 and 2011, and was a guest host on the BBC's satirical quiz show Have I Got News for You in both May 2008 and April 2013 (also making a surprise appearance in the 2008 Christmas special). During his first appearance on the programme, in an instalment featuring guest panellists Alan Duncan and Marcus Brigstocke, Blessed's exaggerated comic style quickly resulted in a departure from the normal format, leading series regular Paul Merton to quip "Does anyone remember how this show used to be like?" Other guest appearances include the talk shows Loose Women (in 2006) and The Paul O'Grady Show (in 2008).

In 2009, Blessed featured in the song "Army of the Damned", from the album Beneath the Veiled Embrace by British power metal band Pythia, reciting the poem "Suicide in the Trenches" by Siegfried Sassoon.[23] He had previously contributed to the song "The Joust" by Christian band Eden Burning in 1994.[24] Blessed also speaks in the Living Legend history presentation on Jersey, in the Channel Islands, alongside other celebrity faces such as Samantha Janus, Roger Lloyd Pack, Tony Robinson and Kevin Whately.

Downloadable content for the computer game War of the Roses (released in 2012) will feature narration by Blessed.[25] In June 2013, Blessed received the "Spirit of Hammer Award" at the Metal Hammer magazine Golden Gods.[26] Since September 2013, Blessed has been the resident bingo caller at Bingo Godz


That mount Everest bit is epic. One time he had to stop to save the life of a guy who was with him and on the brink of death. He's also going to attempt to climb it again despite his old age. He's also going into space next year.

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Probably gonna ruin the range but Einstein was a badass
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I had this friend named Martin, I thought he was awesome but then he went and broke my heart!?
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Rodger Wilton Young,148th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 37th Infantry Division. At only 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m) tall, Young was one of the shortest men in his company nevertheless, despite this and the fact that he wore glasses, he was considered a good soldier. Later, in 1942, following Japan's entry into the war, the 148th was deployed to Fiji and then to the Solomon Islands, where they undertook training prior to being deployed to New Georgia. But Young's hearing and eyesight had gotten worse, and he became concerned that these deficits might affect his ability to command in combat, putting his squad at risk. To eliminate this risk, shortly before the 148th landed on New Georgia, Young requested that his rank be reduced to private. Following an examination by a medical officer it was found that Young was almost deaf and the doctor recommended that he be sent to a field hospital. This would mean that he would miss the landing that the regiment was scheduled to undertake, but Young wanted to stay with his fellow soldiers and after pleading his case, he was allowed to remain in the unit.

Young's Medal of Honor citation reads:


Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division. Place and date: On New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 31 July 1943. Entered service at: Clyde, Ohio. Birth: Tiffin, Ohio. G.O. No.: 3, 6 January 1944. Citation: On 31 July 1943, the infantry company of which Pvt. Young was a member, was ordered to make a limited withdrawal from the battle line in order to adjust the battalion's position for the night. At this time, Pvt. Young's platoon was engaged with the enemy in a dense jungle where observation was very limited. The platoon suddenly was pinned down by intense fire from a Japanese machinegun concealed on higher ground only 75 yards away. The initial burst wounded Pvt. Young. As the platoon started to obey the order to withdraw, Pvt. Young called out that he could see the enemy emplacement, whereupon he started creeping toward it. Another burst from the machinegun wounded him the second time. Despite the wounds, he continued his heroic advance, attracting enemy fire and answering with rifle fire. When he was close enough to his objective, he began throwing hand grenades, and while doing so was hit again and killed. Pvt. Young's bold action in closing with this Japanese pillbox and thus diverting its fire, permitted his platoon to disengage itself, without loss, and was responsible for several enemy casualties


The future two-time Tony winner Frank Loesser wrote the song "The Ballad of Rodger Young" while a private in the Army's Radio Production Unit. In Robert A. Heinlein's Hugo-winning 1959 novel Starship Troopers, the troop transport TFCT Rodger Young is named for him and the Loesser ballad is featured prominently throughout the book.

A brave man who died for his friend's when he didn't have to be there.
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26th President of the United States, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.

He has a long list of crazy things he has done including getting shot in the chest and declining to go to the hospital so he could give a 90 minute speech. Also the teddy bear is named after him ^.^
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He reminds me of some sci-fi hero who dares to go against the government, the anti-hero protagonist.


He doesn't just preach his ideology, he acts upon it. That's why I find him admirable.
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^ Can't wait for the movie. Gonna be great.



José Mujica
President of Uruguay since 2010.
- Drives a rusty old Volkswagen Beetle.
- His wife owns the farm they live on.
- Declined to live in the presidential palace or use its staff.
- Donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities.
- Initiated a full-time ‘Weapons for Life’ campaign.
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