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Have you ever gotten that feeling watching anime when you come across a character that was made to be badass but you just can't bring yourself to like said character? Like you feel there's nothing else too their character beyond just simply being "tough" and "powerful"? I feel that way about certain villains in Naruto Shippuden.
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Posted 6/5/15
Just about the entire cast of NGNL.
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Posted 6/5/15 , edited 6/5/15
I don't like the question, the point of badass characters is that you have to like them whether they are heroes or villains. At least that's how i feel, members of akatsuki, hachiman, phantom troupe, all awesome.
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If you described professional hitman Golgo 13, he would sound so cool on paper, but in person...

And yes, I'll say it: While Captain Harlock LOOKS the epitome of cool badassdom, he's just an impenetrable snot.
He at least gets to show some heroic qualities in his cameos in other Matsumoto movies, like helping out the Galaxy Express characters.
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I don't know why they call him a bad ass, but he seems just to fucking OP to be even considered as bad ass. He is a fucking boring character that doesn't even have the right to be even called a fucking character. And his sister is a fucking idiot.
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Posted 6/5/15
inb4 SAO
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yeah but I did like how it was at first and how he actually mad some effort in the beginning later it went all OP bullshit down your face.
Was so annoyed by it when it could be some epic code geass goverment scenario with one playing with a secret card.
Posted 6/5/15

Gafennec wrote:

Just about the entire cast of NGNL.


^ This. Exactly this.
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Feels like you should just make a thread saying you don't like badassery in characters, period, instead of making two threads celebrating the lack of badassery.
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PhoenixPaul wrote:

Feels like you should just make a thread saying you don't like badassery in characters, period, instead of making two threads celebrating the lack of badassery.


I think he's assuming that, by default, badass characters are likable and many likable characters are badass. I don't think he's stepping all over badassery so much as trying to find exceptions.
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BlazingRagnarok wrote:

I think he's assuming that, by default, badass characters are likable and many likable characters are badass. I don't think he's stepping all over badassery so much as trying to find exceptions.

That makes sense. Apologies then if this is true.
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Posted 6/5/15

PhoenixPaul wrote:


BlazingRagnarok wrote:

I think he's assuming that, by default, badass characters are likable and many likable characters are badass. I don't think he's stepping all over badassery so much as trying to find exceptions.

That makes sense. Apologies then if this is true.


It is true. I have absolutely no problem with badass characters as long as they have a likable personality. I created these threads because I noticed people tend to falsely assume that a character's worth is measured by whether or not they are badass, which isn't always the case.
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Posted 6/5/15

Yeah, I know what you mean...

Well, in that case, Kira from Death Note then. Yep. I prefer the more humanized version from the live action movies.
Posted 6/5/15

Ejanss wrote:

If you described professional hitman Golgo 13, he would sound so cool on paper, but in person...

And yes, I'll say it: While Captain Harlock LOOKS the epitome of cool badassdom, he's just an impenetrable snot.
He at least gets to show some heroic qualities in his cameos in other Matsumoto movies, like helping out the Galaxy Express characters.

j^ EJanss San....I think I need to actually check that out to laugh at him now ^-^....

and as for my point, there were a lot of Rurouni Kenshin villains that ground on my nerves instead of being a 'wow' effect. Shishio did that to me (I foresee being stomped in the ground for Kenshin-blasphemy....) but those german dudes in Season 3 and the whole 'son of god' arc in season 4...oi..-headdesk- Saitoh was one of the rare 'badass' characters in there but just in my opinion
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Posted 6/5/15

TomCraft wrote:

I don't know why they call him a bad ass, but he seems just to fucking OP to be even considered as bad ass. He is a fucking boring character that doesn't even have the right to be even called a fucking character. And his sister is a fucking idiot.


Completely agree with this one. Yeah and with NGNL too.
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