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Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Fri 1 Jan 2010 - 20:45

This is the nomination thread for the badasses tournament. I'm putting it up early because I figure that people may have time to actually make nominations now and may have more difficulty with their schedules later on when the current tournament has actually wrapped up.

Rules are pretty similar to my other tournaments. One paragraph, one picture about 640x480 in size. You can include two additional and a video if you want.

The only really complicated thing here is defining precisely what makes someone 'badass.' In my opinion, it's only partly about how tough you are. I don't want this tournament to become just a 'who's more powerful than who' contest. How tough a character is plays a role, but so does their attitude. Also the standards of the universe that they're part of is a factor. A character in a fairly realistic series who has fairly realistic combat skills can come across as more badass than a superpowered character in a fantasy series, though this is not necessarily the case either.

Yeah... it's a bit vague, so exercise your judgement.

I should have an example nomination up soon.

Keep in mind that the cute tournament is still running while these are going on, so be sure you don't miss your chance to vote in that because of this.


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Fri 1 Jan 2010 - 20:48

Example nomination:

A girl from the Middle East who was born with Synthesia (a condition where responses along one sensory pathway can trigger reactions along another). Exposure to a biological weapon as a child led to her Synthesia abilities being enhanced, granting her a practically superhuman level of situational awareness. After being rescued from the rubble of her destroyed village by an experienced mercenary, she was given extensive combat training. Her excellent situational awareness, agility, and shooting skills make her a veritable one person army. On the other hand, she has some rather childlike tendencies (she wasted several rounds of ammunition shooting balloons out of the air while on a sniping assignment during a festival) and has been shown to have great difficulty acquiring and reading her foes without the benefit of her synthesia abilities. Here’s Canaan, from the anime of the same name.



A younger Canaan in training.
Canaan in action in the series' OP.


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 1 Jan 2010 - 20:59

A Chinese-American born and raised in Chinatown, Manhattan, she does most of the fighting for the Lagoon Company. She spent most of her youth as a thief and murderer. Revy is very competitive, easily bored, and extremely ill-tempered. She is undiplomatic, believing in the use of brute force and coercion to get her way. She is also a heavy smoker and drinker.

It's hard to find a picture of her that is not pornographic, but I think these two sum her up well enough. I mean everybody on this forum knows her, anyway.

Here is Black Lagoon's Revy (レヴィ):



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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Ggultra2764 on Fri 1 Jan 2010 - 21:29

Piero, why not go with the TV Tropes definition of badass? In that case, anyone who does wreckless things to protect someone, to test their abilities or just for the thrill of it. Case in point:

This large, lone wolf mercenary is greatly feared and respected by both man and demon alike for being a walking monstrous weapon who has slaughtered both sides during his days with the mercenary group known as the Band of the Hawk and his quest of revenge against former leader Griffith. Known as the Hundred Man Slayer and the Black Swordsman, this man comes into battle wielding a massive sword called the Dragonslayer which he is able to wield with ease and shrugs off the pain of injuries while in battle beyond the normal tolerance of pain that a normal man would be able to endure. This is because since he was a child, the guy's trained rigorously in combat having quite the messed-up childhood as he was abandoned as a baby and the foster father who trained him in the sword attempted to kill him in a drunken rage. Since those times, this guy wandered for years as a mercenary for hire until recruited into the Band of the Hawk by Griffith. As proof of just how much this guy can endure in battle, he chopped off his left arm when it was caught in the mouth of a massive demon when trying to rescue his lover Caska. Here's Berserk's Guts.


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Post by SPARTAN 119 on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 1:29


An operative in his mid-30's who worked for Japan's National Police Agency's Special Assault Team (SAT). Though he is fully human, he is homicidal and apathetic towards others, and does not hesitate to kill anything to accomplish his agenda. Despite his outward nature, he always feels obligated to return the favors others have done for him. However in the manga, he also shows compassion at rare times. He is a hardy and effective soldier, with an excellent aim able to kill several targets in only a few seconds.
After being defeated by Lucy, he is repaired with weak bionic, cybernetic and prosthetic implants, and escapes on a quest for revenge against her. Heavily armed, he returns with a pair of Desert Eagles firing armor-piercing tungsten rounds, weaponry powerful enough to pierce the shield created by vectors and sucessfully wounds an insane Nana, causing her to come to her senses in the process.He is driven by the will to fight and to prove his superior ability in combat, and to avenge the wounds he suffered at Lucy's hands, however at the end of the anime he is defeated again by Lucy, who leaves him alive instead of killing him. In the manga, he is sliced in half, but even that isn't enough to kill him, as he reappears, apparantly with cybernetic legs, in the final chapter of the manga. Presenting a man that is extremely hard to kill, Bando of Elfen Lied.

Bando draws his Desert Eagle in the manga.







Appearing in The Duel (directed by Mamoru Oshii), an OVA in Halo: Legends, a series of anime OVAs based off the Halo series of first person shooter video games, he is a member of a vaguely reptilian alien race know as the Sangheili (also known as the "Elites"). Up until the year 2552, most Sangheili at were members of theocratic alien hegemony of multiple alien races known as Covenant. However, tonight's nominee was one of the few who fought against the Covenant long before 2552, before the start of the Covenant's genocidal campaign against humanity, even. Holder of the ceremonial Sangheili rank of Arbiter, he began to question the beliefs of the Covenant and was declared a heretic. Haka, a member of his clan, took advantage of the event; in an attempt to provoke and defeat him, Haka tricked one of the his best friends into killing his wife, Han.
He later found the bodies of his wife and servant in his home. He swiftly moved to accept Haka's challenge, literally plowing his way through an entire Covenant Army unit, complete with plasma cannon-equipped hover-bikes and even self-propelled artillery to reach his wife's murderer, armed only with a pair of energy swords. Eventually, he reaches Haka and, after being mortally wounded by Haka's blade, he managed to stab his foe. Both Sangheili died at each other's hands. Presenting a someone who, in one 20 minute OVA, caused more deaths than Lucy (Elfen Lied) and did in her entire anime series, Fal 'Chavamee of Halo: Legends.

The second half of Halo Legends: the Duel featuring the the epic asskicking skills of the Fal 'Chavamee

Another pic of Fal 'Chavamee


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 2:26

You knew these were coming. Smile Especially the second one, who I've joked about being an 'all purpose nomination' due to the fact she's managed to be in every tournament I've hosted on this board so far. Darn girl is versatile.

A Japanese boy who was orphaned in a plane crash at a young age. A lengthy chain of events led to him becoming a child assassin, a guerrilla fighter, a mercenary for hire, and finally a member of the secretive international paramilitary organisation known as Mithril. When Mithril needed someone to go undercover to protect an “ordinary” Japanese high school girl, his age and ethnicity made him an ideal candidate… aside from his complete lack of social skills. His attempts to blend in with ordinary Japanese society were an unmitigated disaster, but he performed exceptionally well once he actually had a threat to deal with. He is a very skilled soldier and Arm Slave pilot (Arm Slaves are perhaps best described as giant suits of powered armour) and also has useful knowledge of guerrilla warfare tactics. He is able to maintain exceptionally calm under combat conditions. In fact, he is so good at staying calm that when given an advanced Arm Slave equipped with what can best be described as a telekinetic weapons system, he had difficulty using said system because he was too calm. Despite this, he did end up becoming close enough to his mission primary for it to have a serious impact on his professional life (though it took him a while to get that attached). Here’s Full Metal Panic’s Sergeant Sousuke Sagara.



Sousuke alongside his mission primary. Note the typical Sousuke expression. Laughing

A high school aged HiME who is intent on avenging her mother’s death, which she blames on a shadowy MIB type agency known as First District. While arguably one of the weaker HiME, she makes up for it through excellent teamwork with her CHiLD, an artillery equipped mechanical wolf named Duran. Her Element is a pair of small pistols with which she has sometimes displayed impressive accuracy (though this is highly scene dependent). In addition to this, she knows how to handle herself physically and would appear to have some agility and hand to hand combat training. She owns a motorcycle and is frequently seen in riding gear. The main criticism that can be levelled against her badassness is that she has serious difficulty trusting others and therefore seems to feel a need to act tough and aloof despite already being tough. Her difficulty loosening up makes her the butt of much of the humour in the series she’s part of. Here’s Mai-HiME’s Natsuki Kuga.



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Natsuki demonstrates her excellent negotiation skills during a potentially volatile situation. Laughing Oddly, the cartridges in her summon weapons seem to be superfluous, unlike the ones used by Duran's shoulder mounted artillery cannons, but then, it's not like the cartridges in those pistols are properly oriented to feed the weapons anyway...

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Five_X on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 2:53

Well, I still second Sousuke. Instead of him, I have some others...


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 16:50

Five_X and I settled the conflict through the dice rolling program I use to sort out matchs, and it looks like my profile won out on this one.

To prevent this sort of overlap from happening in the future, I'm just going to list off a few things Five_X and I are planning to nominate to try to avoid having other people do up profiles as well. I'm doing Mao and Gauron from FMP, Alfaard from Canaan, and Jo from Burst Angel. Five_X is planning to do Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Lucy from Elfen Lied, and Jeremiah Gottweild from Code Geass.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by KodokuRyuu on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 20:07

I'm nominating Dante from Devil May Cry, Hei from Darker Than Black, and Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. If anyone wants to write up descriptions, find pictures, etc. of any of these characters, feel free to do so as I'll be out of town for a few days.
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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Five_X on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 21:08

Alright, time for my mound of nominations.
First up:


He's a space bounty hunter who was born on Mars. He is 27 years old and is tall and thin in appearance. He has fluffy dark green hair (I still say it's black!) and reddish-brown eyes, one of which is artificial and lighter than the other. A flashback in Session 6 revealed that his fully functioning right eye was surgically replaced by a cybernetic one (although he himself claims to have lost his natural eye in an "accident"). He is usually dressed in a blue leisure suit, with a yellow shirt and boots. He often has a cigarette between his lips, sometimes despite rain or "No Smoking" signs. He makes use of sleight of hand techniques to win card games, pickpocket, and slip things onto other people unnoticed. He is also shown to sneak up on enemies through disguise or quiet movement. He always rolls a rogue in D&D games. He is proficient with weaponry (such as his personal Jericho 941 as well as other guns and explosives) and hand-to-hand combat skills. He is a skilled martial artist and a practitioner of Jeet Kune Do. He is also a pilot and flies a converted Asteroid racer (a crazy space-fighter thingy) called Swordfish II, which is armed with four machine guns, multiple missile launchers, and a plasma cannon. When he is not shown working or practicing martial arts, he is very laid back, sarcastic, and lackadaisical, to the consternation of his crew mates. Did I mention he's voiced by Steven Blum? Here's the ever cool Spike Spiegel.



Spike with his gun drawn, pointed at the camera


Next up is the Ensemble Darkhorse of Code Geass.

Once a respected member of the Holy Britannian Empire, the largest nation in the world, he was disgraced after being deemed a traitor when he was Geassed (mind-controlled) to help the main character Lelouch escape capture by the Britannian military, being dubbed "Orange" as a mocking nickname. He then swore that he would get revenge on Lelouch, and went out of his way to kill him. However, he failed and his Knightmare Frame (mecha) was shot down, leaving him barely alive. He was later found by Britannian scientists, who experimented on his body and gave him cybernetic implants and a Geass canceller. In addition to those, he is an expert pilot, and is undyingly loyal to the Britannian Royal Family. 50% man, 50% machine, and 200% loyalty, here's Code Geass' Jeremiah Gottwald.



This motivational poster describes him quite well:



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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Wed 6 Jan 2010 - 14:40

The first of Shamu’s protégés to be known by the name Canaan, though she later changed her name. As a young girl, she was viewed as a messiah of sorts by the group she ended up in due to the fact that she was from a wealthy and powerful family. As the leader of this group, she engaged in terrorist activities, biological weapons research, and a shadowy deal with at least one major government. Her true desire however, grew out of a conversation with her one-time mentor: when told of soldiers who instilled despair in their opponents due to “perfect” combat abilities, she asked where she fit in and was told she was “on the borderline.” This eventually led her to develop an obsessive interest in pushing her mentor’s later protégé (whom he also named Canaan) to become such a foe specifically so that she could prove herself capable of defeating that despair. This is also why she passed up more than one opportunity to kill the other protege, since she figured the other Canaan was only worth killing when she was at her peak. Notable, among other things, for having an incredibly commanding presence. Here’s Canaan’s Alfaard.



One of Alfaard's most notable traits is her ability to command pretty much any scene she's in with her presence. Also, apparently for her wearing high heels and an evening dress are no obstacle to giving a well established badass like Canaan a brutal (and very convincing looking) beatdown.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by boomer_gonz on Thu 7 Jan 2010 - 2:12

I nominate Afro from Afro Samurai.



It is said that the one who becomes "No. 1" will rule the world, wielding powers akin to a god. As a boy, Afro witnessed his father's death by the hands of a man looking to claim the title of the No. 1. As the No. 2, he travels Japan trying to make his way to the mountain-top keep where Justice awaits. Afro eventually defeats his enemies and confronts Justice, whom he defeats and takes the No. 1 headband. Afro walks away from the battle, wearing the No. 1 headband and clutching the No. 2 headband in hand. Coming across an orphan who seeks vengeance; Afro hands him the No. 2, telling him to challenge him when he's ready.

And if that isn't enough badass, he is voiced by Mr. Samuel L. Jackson.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by MadHatChemist on Thu 7 Jan 2010 - 22:28

Since we can only nominate one each, I'll have to go with Leona Ozaki (from Dominion).

Can build and drive a cute little tank while gleefully blowing up the bad guys (and probably wouldn't mind punching few peacenik hippie types). She's the type to make hardcore vetrans tell her to not be so violent!



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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by KodokuRyuu on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 5:00

I forgot - I'm also nominating Giacomo Dante from Gunslinger Girl. I'll be writing up the description of this one myself. Wink Hmm, I'm nominating two Dante's... there seems to be a pattern here.
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Post by LoC978 on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 14:03

most of my favorites are already nominated... so I'll go with the most conventional (like, real life conventional... which is unconventional for anime) badass I know:

He's a special ops officer, an expert mixed martial arts practitioner, the patron saint of Tachikomas and a sarcastic bastard... also a military-grade cyborg capable of hacking into any of your implants and delivering a dry one-liner before blowing you away.
May I present Batou of Ghost in the Shell

I know, the weapon isn't exactly meant to be hand-held... but it's no less badass for that.
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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 14:19

MadHatChemist wrote:Since we can only nominate one each...

I don't remember limiting people to one each... heck, I've already nominated four myself, and there are two more on my list as well...

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Post by MadHatChemist on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 21:48

Piero wrote:
MadHatChemist wrote:Since we can only nominate one each...

I don't remember limiting people to one each... heck, I've already nominated four myself, and there are two more on my list as well...

In that case, here are four more (and then I'll stop...)

Sir Integra Winsgate Hellsing (from Hellsing)
Badassery: Can take on the Catholic Churches supernatural special ops and undead NAZI's, all while making Dracula her b***h.


Noa Izumi (from Patlabor)
Badassery: Another police officer...this time riding a giant mech (that she named after her dog)...you know your a badass when you can kick ass and still look cute.


Alita/Gally (from Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
Badassery: Two words: Panzer Kunst


Rally Vincint (Gunsmith Cats)
Badassery: Crack shot and fast cars...she "wuvs" it and can take down bailjumpers, psycho murderers, and lesbian drug dealers who have a thing for her...
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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 22:05

if you want bad-assery from Patlabor, you need Kanuka Clancy.



She's so cool, she even has her own Wikipedia page.


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Post by Piero on Fri 8 Jan 2010 - 22:07

I've only seen the original OVA for Patlabor, not the TV series or movies, but I'm inclined to agree with Kiskaloo...

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Post by theprodigalson on Sun 10 Jan 2010 - 4:45


As a young girl her family was slaughtered by a spectre. She is adopted by the exorcist who saved her and as his only child she stands to inherit the wealth, prestige, and duties of the prominent house. Wielding her new family's heirloom, the Spirit Sword Shishiou, she works tirelessly in the family business of exorcising for the Ministry of Environment. That is, until a series of events calculated by an unknown enemy strip her off all she holds dear and cause her to choose a darker power to fulfill her deepest wishes. A person whose fall from grace was so spectacular it brought the entire organization she formerly worked for to its knees. I present, for your consideration, Supernatural Disaster category A: Isayama Yomi.



I'm basing my nomination on the Ga-Rei Zero anime as I'm just not familiar with the manga.


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Sun 10 Jan 2010 - 14:48

Heheh. Yomi is pretty awesome. Do you mind if I borrow that description you did up? I've sort of been planning to nominate Yomi for Triela's villains tournament and it's a pretty good description (although you might want to take a look at the second sentence -the bit about "and heiress to that family's name" doesn't seem to fit properly with the rest of the sentence).

Also, do you mind if I suggest a few alternate pics?



Yomi and her cousin Kagura. "It hurts, doesn't it, Kagura? But it's okay. I'll free you from that pain."
Yomi demonstrates to Kagura that the latter's link to her spirit beast can be used against her.

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Post by SPARTAN 119 on Sun 10 Jan 2010 - 15:44


The leader of the Lagoon Company and captain of the ex-U.S. Navy PT boat Black Lagoon, he is a former Marine who fought in the Vietnam War. Shortly before the war ended (presumably in 1973), he went AWOL, escaping to Thailand to work as a mercenary. He tends to stay away from the fighting associated with Lagoon Company's activities. Instead, he gives orders and negotiates contracts with clients, usually Balalaika of Hotel Moscow. However, Dutch is very capable in combat, skillfully wielding a Remington 870 Marine Magnum shotgun and a Smith & Wesson 629 revolver. He is a calm, easygoing character, and most of the time, is quite friendly. He is a Christian, denomination unknown. His body is heavily muscled, completely bald, and he is always seen wearing a pair of sunglasses. He appears to be in his 30s, but is most likely in his 40s, given his apparent military service in Vietnam (bearing in mind that Black Lagoon is set during the 90s, rather than in the modern era). In the "Baile de los Muertos" saga in the manga, it is suggested that he lied about his Vietnam service. Introducing Dutch of Black Lagoon.

Dutch and Revy with guns raised


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Post by Piero on Wed 20 Jan 2010 - 14:20

A mercenary girl who works in the violent streets of an earthquake-devastated Tokyo. She typically shows very little emotion, but one should be careful not to piss her off –she gets extremely violent when she’s pissed off. Late in the series she’s revealed to be an escaped test subject from a super soldier project, which explains her more or less superhuman abilities (as well as the glowing tattoo that appears on her left arm when she gets really serious during a fight). Her favourite weapons are a pair of what appear to custom machine pistols based on Desert Eagles –which might seem like overkill until one considers that she mixes it up with violent psychos, mutant monsters, and heavily armed combat mechs on a fairly regular basis. She’s also a fairly skilled mecha pilot, as she’s proven in several instances where she’s been allowed use of Django, a high performance combat mech her employer provides for her use. The main point against her badassery is probably the fact that she hasn’t told her faux action girl partner to stop accompanying her on missions, considering that said partner seems to have a predilection towards getting herself captured (though given the lesbian undertones in said partner’s behaviour and the occasional hints of a more competent side that she shows, one could argue that she’s doing this deliberately so that this character can save her… your mileage may vary). Here’s Jo from Burst Angel.


Jo can be rather apathetic when she's not killing things.
Jo getting up close and personal with a military grade combat mech.

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In combat, She is a truly fearsome opponent, having trained in a wide variety of martial, stealth, and weapon skills. Among the weapons she has used were a sniper rifle, combat knife, a SPAS-12 shotgun disguised as an umbrella, machine gun, grenade launcher hidden in a suitcase, spiked brass knuckles, trench spike, and twin M1911 pistols. Her strength, speed, endurance, and instincts were honed to almost supernatural levels, so much so that Rock at one point refers to her sardonically as "a killer robot from the future" (a reference to James Cameron's Terminator movies). Presenting someone that can only be described as so deadly.....but so moé: Roberta from Black Lagoon....

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Black Lagoon's Hänsel and Gretel are two unnamed Romanian twin orphans. They were abandoned in a state-run orphanage due to their parents' inability to afford keeping them. As a result of being repeatedly forced to participate in paedophilic snuff films in which they are either raped or forced to murder other children, and being repeatedly forced to watch the people running the orphanage beat one of the children to death in front of them, the twins eventually became deranged, sadistic killers just to survive. Unknown to most people, "Hänsel" and "Gretel" are actually two personalities alternately adopted by the two children, both of whom suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, meaning they swap being "Hänsel" and "Gretel" with each other from time to time (it is likely that these were their screen names in the films). There are slight implications that they could be incestuous, possibly due to the abuse they suffered in the state-run orphanage. It is never made clear of what gender the twins are: in one scene, "Gretel" (formerly "Hänsel" before swapping) shows 'her' genitalia to Rock in what she presumably came to believe was a show of gratitude, causing him to flee in disgust.
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Post by Ggultra2764 on Thu 21 Jan 2010 - 23:17

The only normal agent amongst two superpowered females, this former member of the American Army Special Forces can carry his own weight on missions for the British Library. He's a level-headed man who comes into battle with experience in using firearms, explosives and hand-to-hand combat. This man comes into battle wielding a decent-sized arsenal of firearms such as a .50 Barrett sniping rifle, an automatic grenade launcher, a Heckler and Koch PSP automatic pistol, hand grenades and a shotgun. He's a very tough, resilient man as he has been shown to still be capable of engaging missions despite being in helicopter crashes, falling from great heights and having enough blows delivered to his head. As proof of his capabilities, he was able to single-handedly defeat the mutated humanoid insect form of the I-Jin clone of Jean Henry-Fabre. Here's Read or Die's Drake Anderson.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by SPARTAN 119 on Fri 22 Jan 2010 - 0:22

Assuming everyone nominated is approved, here's the full list:

Have Description
Afro- Afro Samurai
Alfaard- Canaan
Alita/Gally- Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm
Bando- Elfen Lied
Batou- Ghost in the Shell
Canaan- Canaan
Drake Anderson- Read or Die
Dutch- Black Lagoon
Fal 'Chavamee- Halo Legends: The Duel
Guts- Berserk
Hansel and Gretel- Black Lagoon
Integra Winsgate Hellsing- Hellsing
Jerimiah Gottwald- Code Geass
Jo- Burst Angel
Leona Ozaki- Dominion: Tank Police
Natsuki Kuga- Mai HiME
Noa Izumi- Patlabor
Rally Vincent- Gunsmith Cats
Revy- Black Lagoon
Roberta- Black Lagoon
Sousuke Sagara- Full Metal Panic
Spike Spiegel- Cowboy Bebop
Yomi Isayama- Ga-Rei Zero

Subtotal: 23

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Dante- Devil May Cry
Edward Elric- Fullmetal Alchemist
Giacomo Dante- Gunslinger Girl
Hei- Darker Than Black
Kanuka Clancy- Patlabor
Lucy- Elfen Lied

Subtotal: 6

Total: 29

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Post by Piero on Fri 22 Jan 2010 - 0:26

Either thirty two or forty eight would be good. I was thinking of nominating a couple more FMP characters (Mao and Guaron) but I can also leave them out pretty easily if we have just enough left to hit the thirty two mark. I sort of suspect there may be a few more nominations still to come though, so I'm wondering if fourty eight will end up being a good number...

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Five_X on Sun 24 Jan 2010 - 16:15

Okay, I've got some more nominations, including one overdue:


A pink-haired, horned mutant that slaughters people nonchalantly with pseudo-telekintic powers. You will sympathize. She starts off her series by mercilessly killing numerous armed guards as she escapes from a high security facility focused on keeping her species from getting out. In addition to her aforementioned telekinetic arms, called "vectors", she also is incredibly intelligent and highly capable at understanding battle situations, such as her fight against Bando, a character nominated earlier. In that fight, she does what he would least expect: she shoots him. She is completely ruthless to (almost) anyone who stands in her way, and often prefers to torture people instead of immediately killing them if she has the time to do so. Despite all of this, she's an immensely sympathetic character, and you will definitely be emotionally moved by the injustices committed against her. Here's Lucy, from Elfen Lied.



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A servant whose past is unknown, he is summoned by the magus Rin Tohsaka to be her Servant in the fifth Holy Grail War, in which seven magi fight to obtain the Grail of legend. While most Servants are the spirits of old heroes, like Hercules, nobody knows who Archer is, not even himself. He's noted to be quite sarcastic and coldly logical, often clashing with the protagonist's idealistic views. Depending on the path you take in the game, he does more or less hardcore stuff. For example, in the Fate route, he manages to land six fatal blows on the most powerful servant, Berserker (Hercules), despite being a completely unknown hero. In other words, that means he was ridiculously powerful in his associated legend to make up for no one remembering who he is. Despite being the Archer servant, he also has two shortswords that he summons that he can never lose, and is very proficient with them. In the anime adaptation, Archer is shown using more abilities, which include an archery attack. Here's the most gar character ever, Archer from Fate/Stay Night.



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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by KodokuRyuu on Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 4:07

How did I forget Archer!? He's quite possibly the most awesome anime character ever!
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Post by Piero on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 0:42

Well, if we're aiming for a thirty-two character roster, we're now only two slots short. That's assuming that we get profiles for the following characters:

Dante- Devil May Cry
Edward Elric- Fullmetal Alchemist
Giacomo Dante- Gunslinger Girl
Hei- Darker Than Black
Kanuka Clancy- Patlabor

I might even be willing to do a profile for Hei myself if it comes down to it, but the rest of them need to have profiles done up if they want to stay in the tournament. (Although I'm kind of wondering if Kisk actually meant to nominate Kanuka... he posted her picture in response to someone else's nomination, and I'm not sure whether he really meant to nominate her himself.)

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Post by Five_X on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 3:03

Alright, I have two extra.


He can make explosions by snapping his fingers. He wins most of his fights without taking his right hand out of his pocket. His goal is to usurp the current Fuhrer in order to stop horrible massacres from happening. He wants tiny miniskirts. Here's Fullmetal Alchemist's Roy Mustang.



Explosion Hands!




Now here's the magnum opus of this badass tournament. The man who will single-handedly win in every match he participates in. You see, this man is the commander of the organization called NERV, dedicated to fighting the alien "Angels" threatening to destroy humanity by causing an even called Third Impact. Though he appears completely stoic, he actually means well for his son and his deceased wife. So much so that he schemes against the parent organization of NERV, SEELE, comprised of about a dozen genuises with a sinister agenda. His badassery knows no bounds. You may know him for his pose. Or his glasses. Or his relentless determination to achieve his goals. Or you might know him from a parody video, in which his goal was to become the "Uber Pimp". Whatever his reasons, he's still the most hardcore badass in the history of anime. Did I mention his amazing beard? Don't you just want to rub it, and feel comforted by the soft touch of his magnificent facial hair? Oh yes, it's the ever famous Gendo Ikari of Neon Genesis Evangelion.



The famous pose.

A short YouTube clip of his (parody) theme song.


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Post by KodokuRyuu on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 3:45

Piero, give me a deadline - I'm an engineer so I work better with a schedule in mind. Don't worry, I'll have descriptions written up - might not be grade A, but they'll be there on time.
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Post by Piero on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 4:30

Well, the tournament ought to last at least another three weeks, so I can probably give you that long, but I can also make it shorter if you think that would motivate you to get it done. Laughing On the other hand though, if you're really busy, I can do Hei's profile and I'm pretty sure someone would be willing to do Ed's as well (you did nominate Ed, didn't you, or am I thinking of someone else?). I have a reduced course load this semester, so I probably have more time than you do.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 10:47

Piero wrote:(Although I'm kind of wondering if Kisk actually meant to nominate Kanuka... he posted her picture in response to someone else's nomination, and I'm not sure whether he really meant to nominate her himself.)

I can nominate her.

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Post by Piero on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 0:05

Do you have want to nominate her? If you do, that's great, if not, that's fine too, I'm sure we can find one more character to fill the final slot. I just need to know whether she's actually in or not...

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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 0:44

A tough, no-nonsense police sergeant on loan from the New York Police Department, she is at her best when on her own, and is almost too capable to have others around her. An effective and efficient police officer, she's also an expert in everything—explosives, martial arts, weapons, command, two unrelated languages, and piloting. She joins the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 to observe and assist them during their initial deployment.

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Post by Piero on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 1:42

So assuming Kodoku gets his descriptions done up, we have our thirty two nominations. Now the next question is, do people have any others they'd like to nominate? Is there enough interest to expand this to a fourty-eight contestant match? Or is thirty-two the limit?

I'm also considering what may come after this next tournament, and I'm thinking of possibly running a second anime babes tournament with an expanded roster. Last year we managed to hit forty-eight nominations, if we do a new one I'd like to aim for sixty-four. My one concern is just whether people think it's too close to the original tournament to do a new one (though it wouldn't start until after the badasses tournament is done) and whether the roster would be fresh enough. When I think of who I'd nominate for a tournament this year, there are a few changes from last year, but I still think I'd end up nominating a fair number of the same characters I nominated during last year's tournament.

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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by KodokuRyuu on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 2:12

What about the villains tournament? Triela kinda took it from me, but doesn't seem to be doing anything with it.

I don't think you'll be able to hit the 48 mark with this one - how many awesome people can there be after all?
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Post by Kiskaloo on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 12:44

I imagine we could hit 48, but why keep waiting? We've been in nominations for a month now.

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Post by SPARTAN 119 on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 14:32

I'll take care of one of 'em


A Padania terrorist who had been living abroad, he first appears in Chapter 58, smuggling in a missile which he places in the Belltower of St. Marks in Venice. He threatens to detonate it unless the terrorist Aaron Cicero and his comrades are released. He is connected to the bombing that killed the Croce family and Sophia Durante. When the SWA attempts to stop him from blowing up the belltower, he manages to kill two cyborgs, Beatrice, who he kills with a shot from a Denel NTW-20 anti-materiel rifle, and Silvia, who he kills with multiple Claymore Mine blasts. Presenting Gunslinger Girl's own Giacomo Dante
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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 17:15

Kodoku: That's a possibility, although I should probably contact Triela and ask her about it rather than just starting. I have the feeling she may still plan to do that one at some point in the future...

Kiskaloo: I hadn't really planned to start this next tournament until the current cute tournament is done, so we've probably got another three weeks or so if people want to try to take a shot at upping the numbers. On the other hand, if people don't have another sixteen nominations, thirty-two works fine as well.

Spartan: You should probably ask first if you're going to do up a description for someone else's nomination...

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Post by Piero on Tue 2 Feb 2010 - 0:16

So basically, the big question here is thus: are there enough people itching to make another nomination for use to try and raise the bar? Or is it time to open nominations for the next tournament?

If I don't get any response in a few days I'll assume the latter to be the case.

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Post by Five_X on Tue 2 Feb 2010 - 1:43

Well, I wanted to nominate Ashton Anchors from Star Ocean EX. I might stop being lazy for a few minutes and write up a description. Or not.

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Post by Piero on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 15:30

I've been considering this idea for a while now, and I think I'm finally going to go through with it. Basically, I'm withdrawing Natsuki's nomination for this tournament. Yeah, it ruins her record of having been in every tournament I've run so far, but while I think she is genuinely a badass, she's just not enough of one to be a serious contender in this crowd. There's a few characters in the mix I think she would stand a good chance against, but they're a very small few.

So, anyone got any thoughts on a replacement? I'm thinking of nominating Klan Klein from Macross Frontier as a replacement, but I'm willing to entertain other suggestions.

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Post by Five_X on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 17:11

Here I go...


He is an Expelian warrior whom Claude's party meets while attempting to defeat a marauding two-headed dragon. Much to his consternation, they become fused to his body thanks to Claude and co. distracting him; though he constantly bemoans their presence, he refuses to separate them from himself when given the option. He is very loyal to his friends, but occasionally mopey, and has the lowest Luck stat in the game. He dual wields rather ridiculous looking shortswords, and in the anime is mostly comic relief aside from the times where he is possessed by the dragons, (who Rena names "Creepy" and "Weepy") during which he proceeds to kick massive amount of ass. Note that in the game this doesn't happen, and he is constantly badass. In both, he has an odd attraction towards barrels. Here's the guy with dragons on his back, Star Ocean: The Second Story's Ashton Anchors.



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Post by Five_X on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 17:57

Here's a list of the nominations so far:

Canaan - Canaan

Revy - Black Lagoon

Guts - Berserk

Bando - Elfen Lied

Fal 'Chavamee - Halo: Legends

Sousuke - Full Metal Panic

Natsuki Kuga - Mai-HiME (De-nominated)

Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

Jeremiah Gottwald - Code Geass

Alfaard - Canaan

Afro - Afro Samurai

Leona Ozaki - Dominion

Batou - Ghost In The Shell

Sir Integra Winsgate Hellsing - Hellsing

Noa Izumi - Patlabor

Alita/Gally - Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm

Rally Vincint - Gunsmith Cats

Kanuka Clancy - Patlabor

Isayama Yomi - Gai-Rei Zero

Dutch - Black Lagoon

Jo - Burst Angel

Roberta - Black Lagoon

Hansel and Gretel - Black Lagoon

Drake Anderson - Read or Die

Lucy - Elfen Lied

Archer - Fate/Stay Night

Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist

Gendo Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion

Giacomo Dante - Gunslinger Girl

Ashton Anchors - Star Ocean EX

Total: 29

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Post by Piero on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 19:20

I'm kind of letting Five_X have this one since he went to the work of doing up a profile, although I was really looking for suggestions for possible alternatives to Klan, not a nomination...

As for the remaining three slots, Kodoku told me he'd get the profiles for the character's he's doing done, so they're basically full.

Can I request that in the future people leave the administrative functions for the tournaments I'm responsible for running to me?

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Post by KodokuRyuu on Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 0:01

>_< I know I'm late on my nominations. I'll have them in tomorrow after I finish this project for algorithms class. Oh, and I'm switching out Dante from Devil May Cry for Vash the Stampede from Trigun 'cause, lets face it, the dude was considered a natural disaster because of the destruction he caused accidentally. Edit: Bleh, Vash just doesn't have the right attitude for this tourny - switching back to Dante.
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Post by Ggultra2764 on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 1:39

Vash may not be a badass. But this guy should fit the bill:

This wandering priest who cares for children doesn't necessarily fit the traditional notions one would have of a religious figure. The guy smokes, rides around in a motorcycle and has no qualms with taking the lives of anyone who threaten the innocent, often putting him at odds with Vash's pacifist philosophy. Wherever he goes, this guy carries around a giant cross on his back without much issue with its weight saying that "it's full of mercy." Said cross is actually a weapon loaded with a giant machine gun, rocket launcher and carrying cases for 12 pistols on the arms of the cross. The guy is just as proficient of a gunslinger as Vash making him a valuable ally when dealing with the Gung Ho Guns. Here's Trigun's Nicholas D. Wolfwood.


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Re: Badasses Tournament Nomination Thread

Post by Piero on Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 2:37

Ggultra -I can't really accept that unless Kodoku doesn't get his nominations in or somethng. It would put the nominations numbers over 32. Although Kodoku is a little late at this point...

Kodoku, I'm kind of busy this weekend so I'm going to give you until Monday night to get thing your descriptions in. If you're later than that though I'm openning things up to other people. Sorry.

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