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Amelia Earhart. First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Not quite what the OP is looking for. Hm. I'll edit this when I find someone more suitable...
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The Belgian Priest, Monseigneur Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître-He was also the first to derive what is now known as Hubble's law and made the first estimation of what is now called the Hubble constant, which he published in 1927, two years before Hubble's article. Lemaître also proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe, which he called his 'hypothesis of the primeval atom'. At a time of a steady state model, he brought about the current one, and disagreed with Einstein, and had to correct him. Albert Einstein. He wrung out of him, "The introduction of such a constant implies a considerable renunciation of the logical simplicity of the theory... Since I introduced this term, I had always a bad conscience... I am unable to believe that such an ugly thing should be realized in nature."

Also, while he does indeed exist historically, the Biblical King Solomon may not have evidence supporting such details, but controlling a horde of demons, a harem of 1,000, and being the wisest man seems pretty bad @ss
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Ernst Younger.
German kid who ran away to join the French Foreign Legion when he was 15 or so. Returned to Germany just in time for WW I
Survived WW I as the sort of guy who led from the front, charging helmetless into enemy trenches.
Wrote a book critical of Hitler and the Nazis at the height of their power and got it published as a best seller (except in Germany where it got quickly banned by Goebells)
Survived being implicated in the July plot to Kill Hitler.
Lived long enough to see Haley's Comet Twice.
... and this is the off-the-cuff synopsis.


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The Delta Force guy that briefed us yesterday seemed very badass
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William Wilberforce.

Was undefeated in parliament until he took on the fight to abolish slavery. Basically drove himself unto the point he was deathly ill trying to fight slavery for a while, refusing to give up. (He also has a really cool wig) Is someone known for the song "Amazing Grace" though he didn't write it, he knew the person who did, and took the song to heart. He was a man who stuck by his principles and in the end, got to see slavery abolished due to his actions.

Also there is Gandhi, MLK Jr., and of course, the greatest, Jesus.
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Selenae wrote:

Amelia Earhart. First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Not quite what the OP is looking for. Hm. I'll edit this when I find someone more suitable...


Boudicea?
Joan of Arc?
Hippolyta (not sure since she's from back before Thuycides tried to get historians to keep their histories straight and evidence based)

or... any of these ladies.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women


I quote from same (note many of these are legends or characters from movies or novels. HOWEVER, most are not):

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Connaught.

Jacqueline Cochran - The most accomplished female pilot in history.

Genevieve de Galard - The Angel of Dien Bien Phu.

Princess Pingyang - 20 year old woman leads an army of peasants against the Emperor of China.

Jeanne Hachette - Teenage girl who defended her city walls with a hatchet.

Khawla bint al-Azwar - Warrior heroine of the Islamic Conquest.

Jennifer Musa - The Irish Queen of Balochistan.

Matilda of Canossa - Italian warrior-princess who served as the Pope's personal bodyguard.

Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess of Transylvania, and basis for the Dracula/vampire myth.

Anna Yegorova - WWII Sturmovik pilot and Heroine of the Soviet Union.

Flora Sandes - The only British woman to serve in combat in WWI.

Rani Lakshmibai - Sword-swinging heroine of the 1857 Indian Rebellion against England.

Hervor - Viking shield-maiden and wielder of the magical sword Tyrfing.

Lydia Litvyak - The highest-scoring female fighter ace ever.

Tomyris - Warrior-queen of the Massegetae who defeated the most powerful Emperor of the ancient world.

Caterina Sforza - Crazy medieval tyrant who subjected her foes to ruthless tortures.

Rukhsana Kauser - 18 year-old Indian farmgirl takes on six terrorists armed with AK-47s.

Marie Curie - Invented the science behind chemotherapy and nuclear warfare.

Juliane Koepcke - 17 year old German girl survives a horrific plane crash and escapes the Amazon rain forest.

Amelia Earhart - America's most famous aviatrix.

Blenda - A young Swedish girl slaughters an entire army of marauding Vikings.

Isabella of France - The British Queen who deposed and executed the King.

Hannah Duston - Frontierswoman escapes from her captors by killing them all with an axe.

Mai Bhago - Sikh warrior-saint led a group of deserters to bloody redemption.

Harriet Tubman - Fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Cloelia the Hostage - Heroine of the Roman Republic led a group of captive women to freedom.

Agustina de Aragón - Known as "The Spanish Joan of Arc", this lady helped keep the French from occupying Saragossa during the Napoleonic Age.

Anne Bonny - A pirate with breasts. And balls.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko - Female Russian sniper with a dickload of confirmed kills.

Joan of Arc - The French Joan of Arc.

Leigh Ann Hester - American MP who was the first woman to earn a silver star since WWII.

Ching Shih - A female pirate in charge of a fleet so powerful it kicked the shit out of the Chinese Imperial Navy.

The Baroness - Female criminal mastermind, bane to GI Joes.

Susan Kuhnhausen - Even a hitman with a claw hammer couldn't shake this woman's focus.

Larcena Pennington - This chick made the Oregon Trail her bitch.

Skuld - Ancient Norse necromancer chick who summoned an army of Viking Zombies.

Running Eagle - History's only female war chief.

Anna Comnena - One of the best and most complete sources of historical documentation during the Byzantine Era came from a woman who wasn't supposed to even know how to read.

The Asiatic Honey Bee - Psychotic little bees that kill gigantic evil wasps with no problem.

Ellen Ripley - The most kickass chick to ever fry a horde of aliens with a blowtorch.

The Bride - A one-woman wrecking crew of limb-severing violence.

Sarah Connor - The toughest, most no-nonsense asskicking female action hero of all time.

Julie D'Aubigny - French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Marie Colvin - Fearless war correspondent who spent a 30-year career embedding herself in every war-torn hellhole on Earth.

Fredegund - The Middle Ages' most bloodthirsty and ruthless queen.

Kim Campbell - A-10 pilot who brought her plane home despite insane amounts of damage.

Dahomey Amazons - The only full-time all-female combat arms military unit in modern history.

Hawa Abdi - 65 year-old Somali gynecologist who saved thousands of lives and fought off local militias for 30 years.

Stagecoach Mary - Hard-drinking, hard-fighting Old West mail carrier.

Milunka Savic - The most decorated female soldier in military history.

Violette Morris - Professional race car driver, national champion in 20 sports, Olympic Gold Medal shot put and discus thrower, hated enemy of the French Resistance.

Edith Garrud - The militant Suffragette who judo flipped cops.

Nancy Wake - The most decorated Allied servicewoman of World War II.

Mary E. Walker - The only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

The White Tights - A mysterious, possibly-mythical band of women snipers who have made life miserable for the Russians for decades.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
- See more at: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women#sthash.LDyihVvj.dpuf



One semi random Sample:

Nancy Wake (The Most Decorated Allied Servicewoman of WW II )
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861
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Carlos Hathcock




Carlos Norman Hathcock II (20 May 1942 – 23 February 23 1999) was a United States Marine Corps sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps. His fame as a sniper and his dedication to long-distance shooting led him to become a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. He was honored by having a rifle named after him: a variant of the M21 dubbed the Springfield Armory M25 White Feather.



The North Vietnamese Army placed a bounty of $30,000 on Hathcock's life for killing so many of their men. Rewards put on U.S. snipers by the N.V.A. typically ranged from $8 to $2,000. Hathcock held the record for highest bounty and killed every Vietnamese marksman who sought it.[5] The Viet Cong and NVA called Hathcock Lông Trắng, translated as "White Feather", because of the white feather he kept in a band on his bush hat.[6] After a platoon of Vietnamese snipers was sent to hunt down "White Feather", many Marines in the same area donned white feathers to deceive the enemy. These Marines were aware of the impact Hathcock's death would have and took it upon themselves to make themselves targets in order to confuse the counter-snipers.[7]
One of Hathcock's most famous accomplishments was shooting an enemy sniper through the enemy's own rifle scope, hitting him in the eye and killing him.[8] Hathcock and John Roland Burke, his spotter, were stalking the enemy sniper in the jungle near Hill 55, the firebase from which Hathcock was operating. The sniper, known only as the 'Cobra,' had already killed several Marines and was believed to have been sent specifically to kill Hathcock.[7] When Hathcock saw a flash of light (light reflecting off the enemy sniper's scope) in the bushes,[8] he fired at it, shooting through the scope and killing the sniper.[8] Surveying the situation, Hathcock concluded that the only feasible way he could have put the bullet straight down the enemy's scope and through his eye would have been if both snipers were zeroing in on each other at the same time and Hathcock fired first, which gave him only a few seconds to act.[7] Given the flight time of rounds at long ranges, the snipers could have simultaneously killed one another.[8][9] Hathcock took possession of the dead sniper's rifle, hoping to bring it home as a "trophy" but, after he turned it in and tagged it, it was stolen from the armory.[10]
A female Viet Cong sniper, platoon commander, and interrogator known as "Apache," because of her methods of torturing US Marines and ARVN troops and letting them bleed to death, was killed by Hathcock. This was a major morale victory as "Apache" was terrorizing the troops around Hill 55.[11]


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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Selenae wrote:

Amelia Earhart. First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Not quite what the OP is looking for. Hm. I'll edit this when I find someone more suitable...


Boudicea?
Joan of Arc?
Hippolyta (not sure since she's from back before Thuycides tried to get historians to keep their histories straight and evidence based)

or... any of these ladies.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women


I quote from same (note many of these are legends or characters from movies or novels. HOWEVER, most are not):

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Connaught.

Jacqueline Cochran - The most accomplished female pilot in history.

Genevieve de Galard - The Angel of Dien Bien Phu.

Princess Pingyang - 20 year old woman leads an army of peasants against the Emperor of China.

Jeanne Hachette - Teenage girl who defended her city walls with a hatchet.

Khawla bint al-Azwar - Warrior heroine of the Islamic Conquest.

Jennifer Musa - The Irish Queen of Balochistan.

Matilda of Canossa - Italian warrior-princess who served as the Pope's personal bodyguard.

Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess of Transylvania, and basis for the Dracula/vampire myth.

Anna Yegorova - WWII Sturmovik pilot and Heroine of the Soviet Union.

Flora Sandes - The only British woman to serve in combat in WWI.

Rani Lakshmibai - Sword-swinging heroine of the 1857 Indian Rebellion against England.

Hervor - Viking shield-maiden and wielder of the magical sword Tyrfing.

Lydia Litvyak - The highest-scoring female fighter ace ever.

Tomyris - Warrior-queen of the Massegetae who defeated the most powerful Emperor of the ancient world.

Caterina Sforza - Crazy medieval tyrant who subjected her foes to ruthless tortures.

Rukhsana Kauser - 18 year-old Indian farmgirl takes on six terrorists armed with AK-47s.

Marie Curie - Invented the science behind chemotherapy and nuclear warfare.

Juliane Koepcke - 17 year old German girl survives a horrific plane crash and escapes the Amazon rain forest.

Amelia Earhart - America's most famous aviatrix.

Blenda - A young Swedish girl slaughters an entire army of marauding Vikings.

Isabella of France - The British Queen who deposed and executed the King.

Hannah Duston - Frontierswoman escapes from her captors by killing them all with an axe.

Mai Bhago - Sikh warrior-saint led a group of deserters to bloody redemption.

Harriet Tubman - Fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Cloelia the Hostage - Heroine of the Roman Republic led a group of captive women to freedom.

Agustina de Aragón - Known as "The Spanish Joan of Arc", this lady helped keep the French from occupying Saragossa during the Napoleonic Age.

Anne Bonny - A pirate with breasts. And balls.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko - Female Russian sniper with a dickload of confirmed kills.

Joan of Arc - The French Joan of Arc.

Leigh Ann Hester - American MP who was the first woman to earn a silver star since WWII.

Ching Shih - A female pirate in charge of a fleet so powerful it kicked the shit out of the Chinese Imperial Navy.

The Baroness - Female criminal mastermind, bane to GI Joes.

Susan Kuhnhausen - Even a hitman with a claw hammer couldn't shake this woman's focus.

Larcena Pennington - This chick made the Oregon Trail her bitch.

Skuld - Ancient Norse necromancer chick who summoned an army of Viking Zombies.

Running Eagle - History's only female war chief.

Anna Comnena - One of the best and most complete sources of historical documentation during the Byzantine Era came from a woman who wasn't supposed to even know how to read.

The Asiatic Honey Bee - Psychotic little bees that kill gigantic evil wasps with no problem.

Ellen Ripley - The most kickass chick to ever fry a horde of aliens with a blowtorch.

The Bride - A one-woman wrecking crew of limb-severing violence.

Sarah Connor - The toughest, most no-nonsense asskicking female action hero of all time.

Julie D'Aubigny - French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Marie Colvin - Fearless war correspondent who spent a 30-year career embedding herself in every war-torn hellhole on Earth.

Fredegund - The Middle Ages' most bloodthirsty and ruthless queen.

Kim Campbell - A-10 pilot who brought her plane home despite insane amounts of damage.

Dahomey Amazons - The only full-time all-female combat arms military unit in modern history.

Hawa Abdi - 65 year-old Somali gynecologist who saved thousands of lives and fought off local militias for 30 years.

Stagecoach Mary - Hard-drinking, hard-fighting Old West mail carrier.

Milunka Savic - The most decorated female soldier in military history.

Violette Morris - Professional race car driver, national champion in 20 sports, Olympic Gold Medal shot put and discus thrower, hated enemy of the French Resistance.

Edith Garrud - The militant Suffragette who judo flipped cops.

Nancy Wake - The most decorated Allied servicewoman of World War II.

Mary E. Walker - The only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

The White Tights - A mysterious, possibly-mythical band of women snipers who have made life miserable for the Russians for decades.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
- See more at: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women#sthash.LDyihVvj.dpuf


I loved your list...

Could you add Sister Mary Katherine of the Order of the Sacred Heart??
Biggest badass I ever met!!

Could take down all those guys with one fell swoop, with a ruler..!!!!!
Damn I still get goosebumps, just thinking bout Sister Mary Katherine..

..thanks..

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Bonnie and Clyde
Im pretty sure i dont have 2 explain what they were known for
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I loved your list...

Could you add Sister Mary Katherine of the Order of the Sacred Heart??
Biggest badass I ever met!!

Could take down all those guys with one fell swoop, with a ruler..!!!!!
Damn I still get goosebumps, just thinking bout Sister Mary Katherine..

..thanks..



sorry it's not my list (or I'd have left out the fictional ones and added in a few of my own) Follow the links and ask the author. (creator of Badass of the Week)

A sample link and another example female badass.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=64071327108

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Joshua Chamberlain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Chamberlain
He kicked ass with class, I'm not going to list the whole story.

Teddy Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and The Congressional Medal of Honor.

A Specialist in the US Army, whose name I can't remember, who was deployed to Iraq while waiting for a medical discharge due to a back injury. While there he was in a convoy when a 5 ton truck was hit with an RPG. Disregarding his own safety, he ran through enemy fire to recover the seriously injured driver and carry her back to safety, despite his back problems. He was awarded a Bronze Star with a V for Valor. The same exact award that our Colonel got, who, has far as I know, never actually saw combat.

War doesn't make heroes, it just helps you find them.
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I like this one I found on that list I posted earlier. Truly a Ladies' Badass if there ever was one.

Edith Garrud - The militant Suffragette who judo flipped cops.

"Physical force seems to be the only thing in which women have not demonstrated their equality to men, and whilst we are waiting for the evolution which is slowly taking place and bringing about that equality, we might just as well take time by the forelock and use ju-jitsu." - See more at: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=808628531966#sthash.n3XqDGa5.dpuf


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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


-Requiem wrote:



I loved your list...

Could you add Sister Mary Katherine of the Order of the Sacred Heart??
Biggest badass I ever met!!

Could take down all those guys with one fell swoop, with a ruler..!!!!!
Damn I still get goosebumps, just thinking bout Sister Mary Katherine..

..thanks..



sorry it's not my list (or I'd have left out the fictional ones and added in a few of my own) Follow the links and ask the author. (creator of Badass of the Week)

A sample link and another example female badass.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=64071327108

LOL thank you I might check them out..
I was being a wee bit tongue in check..but never mess with Sister Mary Katherine..




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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



I'll see your Simo and raise you a Ludmilla

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I'd like to nominate Mr. C Dale Petersen for the honor of Most Badass person. The 1st of only 2 men to kill a Grizzly bear "bare" handed.



A group of backpackers had aggravated a Grizzly Bear, which weigh between 400-800lbs mind you, and an unaware Mr. Petersen happened to stumble upon him. A fight-to-the-death fight ensued.

Petersen, with his right hand and arm wedged in the bear's throat, used his own teeth to pinch off the bears jugular vein. When the bear passed-out from loss of blood, Petersen proceeded to humanely finish the bear off by beating the bear to death on the head with a stick.



For my 2nd nomination, I'd like to nominate Mr. Blazo Grkovic. The 2nd of only two men to kill a Grizzly bear "bare" handed.

Mr. Grkovic was out herding his sheep, when he was suddenly attacked by a Grizzly. During his struggle, he managed to get him self into position and strangle the bear to death. He survived with just a handful of cuts and bruises.
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