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Badass Central!!

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Cleric John Preston



Badass line: "No...not entirely without incident."

Badass qualities:
He introduced us to Guntaka
He takes out 13 heavily armed guys...for a puppy!
Oh the things he can do with a sword!

Preston's Deathcount: 76
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Jason Bourne



Badass line: (out of all of the movies) "I remember. I remember everything."

Badass qualities:
He was trained by a secret branch of the CIA to be even better than the standard specialized spies.
Hand to hand combat and improvised weaponry are second nature to him.
He can disappear into any culture, with any passport and speaking any language.

Identity Deathcount:4 by Bourne
Supremacy Deathcount:4 by Bourne
Ultimatum Deathcount: 2 by Bourne
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Tang Lung



Badass line: "Movement number 4: Dragon seeks Path. Hi yah! Dragon whips his tail."

Badass qualities:
Umm...he's Bruce Lee!
He has Martial Arts knowledge of every kind
He's also got the wisdom to know when not to use it.

Tang Lung's Deathcount: 1
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Ash



Badass line: "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick!"

Badass qualities:
Guy gets his arm chopped off and then compensates with a CHAINSAW ARM.
He doesn't care if they're alive or dead. He'll chop them up in the bloddiest way possible.
This is the king of corney badass one liners.

Dead by Dawn Bodycount: Ash kills 5
Army of Darkness Bodycount: Ash kills 37
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People who added this item 4168 Average listal rating (2774 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
John McClane



Badass line: Yippee kay-yay mother fucker!"

Badass qualities:
He'd been shot at, almost stabbed burned alive, blown up, and everything else, and he can still deliver the corny one liners.
Can kick the bad guys ass on a plane, in a high rise, under a bank and in a tunnel...only to name a few.
Starts off sneaking in with zero weapons, and ends up in the center of everything with all of the weapons.

Die Hard Deathcount: 10 by McClane
Die Hard 2 Deathcount: 24 by McClane
Die Hard with a Vengeance Deathcount: 12 by McClane
Live Free or Die Hard Deathcount: 12 by McClane
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The Terminator



Badass line: "I'll be back."

Badass qualities:
The fact that he's an unstoppable killing machine
He's got programmed knowledge of all combat forms ever invented.
He's one of those eighties creations that can walk calmly everywhere and still manage to be right on the victim's tail at all times.

Terminator's Deathcount: 21
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Snake Plisskin



Badass line: "When I get out, I'm gonna kill you."

Badass Qualities:
He survives New York and LA in anarchy conditions. Most people have trouble surviving now!
The eye patch!
He threatens massive prison colonies AND the guys who are aupposed to get him out.

Snake's Deathcount: 10
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Tallahassee



Badass line: "Where are you, you spongy, yellow, delicious bastards?"

Badass qualities:
He survived the zombie apocalypse. That in itself means you're a badass!
He uses banjos, baseball bats, hedge clippers, etc. to truly enjoy his zombie killing experience.
He will do anything...kill anything...for a Twinkie.

Tallahassee Bodycount: 55
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Riddick



Badass line: "It's an animal thing."

Badass qualities:
He's Furyon. Rebellion and regicide are in his blood.
Cat's eyes to play in the dark.
Death by tea cup!

Riddick Deathcount: 67
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Anton Chigurh



Badass line: "What's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?"

Badass qualities:
He bases who lives and who dies on the toss of a coin.
The complete flatline in the emotions department.
The ability to walk away from most injuries and patch himself back up without flinching.
One awesome boltgun.

Chigurh's Deathcount: 10
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Charlie Prince



Badass line: "I hate posses."

Badass qualities:
The boy just doesn't give up!
He's confident enough to walk out in the middle of a gunfight without any cover whatsoever.
He is one loyal outlaw.

Prince's Deathcount: 14
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Léon



Badass line: "This is for Mathilda."

Badass qualities:
He turned the term "cleaning" into something worth watching.
He's a pro at every weapon and every explosive around.
He imparts that knowledge to an 11 year old.
He's got a talent for disappearing.

Léon's Deathcount: 30
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Raizo



Badass line: "This is not my family. You are not my Father. And the breath I take after I kill you will be the first breath of my life."

Badass qualities:
Raised from a child to be exactly what the title of the movie announces.
Can kill in the middle of a fully lighted room without ever being seen.
Can take down dozens of other equally trained ninjas, all in the name of vengeance.

Raizo's Deathcount: 52
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V



Badass line: "Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."

Badass qualities:
He's experimented on, tortured, burned all over his body, shot several dozen times, and beaten throughout the entire film...and only dies at the very end.
He kicks ass while reciting classic poetry!
He captures and tortures the girl that he loves. He makes her think that she a second away from dying, and all to show her what a life without fear is like.

V's Deathcount: 30
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Leonidas



Badass line: "Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty... For tonight, we dine in hell!"

Badass qualities:
He killed a wolf three times his size when he was about nine years old.
The command of 300 soldiers that will die for him without question.
The cojones to take on 10,000 enemy soldiers with those 300 men.
The confidence to wear armor that doesn't even cover vital areas like the stomach!

Leonidas Deathcount: 30 (Implied death count is just a bit higher...)
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Maximus



Badass line: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Badass qualities:
He's the leader one of the greatest armies of Rome.
He gains the loyalty of anyone who's around him for more than a day.
He was supposed to be named Emperor of Rome.
He's got vengeance on his side.

Maximus's Deathcount: 26
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Eric Draven



Badass line: "He was already dead. He died a year ago the moment he touched her. They're all dead. They just don't know it yet."

Badass qualities:
He came back from the dead...and he's temporarily immortal!
The ability to kill poetically.
The ability to scare the crap out of people while dressed like a mime.

Draven's Deathcount: 29
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El Mariachi



Badass line: "You know, it's easier to pull the trigger than play guitar. Easier to destroy than to create."

Badass qualities:
The lack of a name besides "El Mariachi."
A guitarcase full of guns.
Two back up singers, also with guitarcases full of guns.
The ability to kick ass while simultaneously serenading.

El Mariachi's Deathcount: 39
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Gny. Sgt. Hartman



Badass line: (and there are SO many!) "I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I'll be watching you."

Badass qualities:
The man in charge of all the new recruits headed to Vietnam.
He tells everyone when to eat, sleep, and pee...and in the most vulgar and creative ways.
He yelled a man into suicide!

Hartman's Deathcount: None. You know you're badass when you can make it onto a badass list without one single death!
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Doc Holliday



Badass line: "I'm your huckleberry..."

Badass qualities:
He's an educated gunfighter...everyone fears education!
The ability to shoot someone while blind drunk.
He's so near death, he just doesn't care what happens to him!

Holliday's Deathcount: 8
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Hugo Stiglitz



Badass line: "Say "auf Wiedersehen" to your Nazi balls."

Badass qualities:
As a Nazi, he killed thirteen high ranking Nazi officers.
Death at the hands of Mr. Stiglitz meant a LOT of blood and pain.
Accompanied by pack of equally violent Nazi-hating, violence loving Jews.

Hugo's Deathcount: 6 (with a significantly larger number implied in his backstory)

Aldo Raines



Badass line: "Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity. Nazi ain't got no humanity. They're the foot soldiers of a Jew-hatin', mass murderin' maniac and they need to be dee-stroyed. That's why any and every every son of a bitch we find wearin' a Nazi uniform, they're gonna die."

Badass qualities:
Leader of a legendary pack of revenged driven fugitive soldiers.
Requests 100 Nazi scalps from each of his men.
Leaves his mark on the few he leaves alive.
His amazingly fluent Italian.

Aldo's Deathcount: 1
Deathcount of all of Aldo's men: 71 (with a much larger total implied)
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Trinity



Badass line: "Dodge this."

Badass qualities:
All the mind bending superjumps and super shootouts that living in a digital world can afford.
Super computer hacking skills
The ability to do it all in leather and heels.

Trinity's Deathcount: 11

Neo



Badass line: "I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

Badass qualities:
Dude! He's the one!
He doesn't even have to dodge bullets. He stops them in midair.
He flies, superjumps and takes on a hundred Agent Smith's at a time.

Neo's Deathcount: 19

Agent Smith



Badass line: "You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr. Anderson."

Badass qualities:
The fact that he's really only a digital implantation.
He can come back as anyone, anywhere.
He's guaranteed to win most times. That machines program it around him.

Agent Smith's Deathcount: That depends on what you mean by death. Do they die when agents enter them and become them? Cuz then it's a lot higher. You tell me.
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Frank Martin



Badass line: "Rule number two: no names."

Badass qualities:
He follows his own rules to a T and without expception...and makes this fact look badass.
Oh the things he can do in a car!
Shooting, fighting and loving...all while driving a car.

Transporter 1 Deathcount: 4 by Frank
Transporter 2 Deathcount: 4 by Frank
Transporter 3 Deathcount: 12 by Frank
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Achilles



Badass line: " You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: This is Hector. The fool who thought he killed Achilles."

Badass qualities:
Being so undefeatable that there is a legendary term coined after his only weakness.
Blaspheming gods and cursing kings without punishment.
Killing the biggest and best soldier in an entire army in one tiny, tricky blow.

Achilles Deathcount: 35 onscreen...Just a few more implied.
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Ellen Ripley



Badass line: "Don't be afraid. I'm part of the family."

Badass qualities:
Being just about the only survivor in every single alien movie out there.
Successfully housing and fusing with alien larva without even indigestion.
Claw to robot combat with the queen mother of all those nasty, slimey bastards.

Ellen's Deathcount: a whole lotta aliens and their eggs
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Danny the Dog



Badass line: "I AM home!"

Badass qualities:
An ingrained instinct to fight and kill whatever is around when his leash is taken off.
Fast motion martial arts training and improvisational weapons.
His final kick-ass instinct to bit the hand that feeds him.

Danny's Deathcount: I haven't seen this one in a while and can't find it on the net. Anyone?
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John Matrix



Badass line: "I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!"

Badass qualities:
Haven't seen this one, but I'm guessing the giant, four barrel bazooka could have something to do with it.

Matrix's Deathcount: 102
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Selene



Badass line: " I am a Death Dealer, sworn to destroy those known as the Lycans. Our war has waged for centuries, unseen by human eyes. But all that is about to change."

Badass qualities:
Immortality
Silver bullets
All the vampire goodies placed inside tight black leather.
Hybrid werewolf bodyguard

Selene's Deathcount: 17
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Fox



Badass line: "We don't know how far the ripples of our decisions go. We kill one, and maybe save a thousand. That's the code of the Fraternity. That's what we believe in, and that's why we do it."

Badass qualities:
Bullet bending
Assassin skills
A magic, superhealing ice soup
Unquestioning loyalty to the web of fate

Fox's Deathcount: 12 including herself!
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People who added this item 1085 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
47



Badass line: "If you set me up, I will find you and I will burn that building to the ground around you."

Badass qualities:
The guy is a number...with a barcode tattoed on the back of his neck!
Was born and bread only to kill other people.
An abiliy to resist sexual impulses beyond the scope of natural man...honestly, do you know any real man who could do this?

47's Deathcount: 54
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Connor and Murphy MacManus



Badass line: "In nomini patri et fili spiritus sancti."

Badass qualities:
The respect of entire neighborhoods.
The luck of the Irish.
One awesome assissin father.
A blantantly kick-ass abuse of religion!

The MacManus Brothers' Deathcount: 27
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The Bride



Badass line: (made more badass by the fact it's spoken in Japanese) "Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now."

Badass qualities:
Having survived being shot in the head, sliced and diced by multiple expert swordsman, beat to hell uncountable times, and buried alive.
She fought her way through the entire Viper squad, and all of their VERY well trained henchman to get to one old man.
The Five Finger Exploding Heart move that not even Bill was able to learn.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 Deathcount: 69 by The Bride
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Deathcount: 1 by The Bride
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Smith



Badass line: "Eat your vegetables."

Badass qualities:
Death by carrot...and trigger finger substitution by carrot.
The man delivers a baby while shooting every bad guy in the place and dodging all of their bullets.
He's only killing all of the people who do things that he hates...and he hates everything.

Smith's Deathcount: 141
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Beowulf



Badass line: "I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! I AM BEOWULF!"

Badass qualities:
The habit of getting naked when he's fighting legendary monsters.
Who needs to kill the monster when you can just give her an illigitimate dragon child?
The cockiness that comes with being a living legend.

Beowulf's Deathcount: One monster. One Dragon, and however many corpses come from a lifetime of waging war in the time of the first epic.
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Lara Croft



Badass line: "Well we can do it my way, or we can all come back in time for the next allignment and you're welcome to try and kill me then, in oh, say, another 5,000 years?"

Badass qualities:
A big breasted, ass-kicking female with a college degree.
An awesomely bad English accent to deliver her one liners.
Smooth and calm under the pressures of booby traps and raiding antagonists.

Croft's Deathcount: This one prefers finding dead things more than making them.
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Blade



Badass line: "I'm gettin' a little tired of choppin' you up. Thought I might try fire for a change."

Badass qualities:
Hybrid immortality, super strength, and other vampiric atributes.
Vampire hunting weapons with...interesting...anti-theft devices.
knowledge of everything that comes out in the dark, but the ability to walk in the light.

Blade Bodycount: 65 by Blade
Blade 2 Bodycount: 103 by Blade
Blade: Trinity Bodycount: 42 by Blade
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Xander Cage



Badass line: "The things I'm gonna do for my country."

Badass qualities:
A beautiful addiction to all things adrenaline.
The typical flatline, to cool for you attitude.
Becoming a secret agent against his will gives him that boy boy with a badge flare.

Xander's Deathcount: 15
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Connor Macleod



Badass line: "I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal."

Badass qualities:
Immortality
The Quickenings of hundreds of other immortals
Expertise in hundreds of years of worldy weapons and combat

Macleod's Deathcount: Takes place over centuries upon centuries and includes his own "death" several times...we'll leave it at that.
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Bill "The Butcher" Cutting



Badass line: "You know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike, raise it high up so all on the streets can see. That's what preserves the order of things. Fear."

Badass qualities:
The luck of the Irish
The arrogance of the American
Knife throwing, meat cutting, human carving skills.
VERY corrupt connections.

The Butcher's Deathcount: Can't find it. Anyone?
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RoboCop



Badass line" "Come quietly or there will be...trouble."

Badass qualities:
He's constructed from pieces of dead cop.
Has some sort of magic delfector shield that makes the criminals never hit the human parts of him.
Takes on Red Forman and a mini Star Wars weapon all by himself. (Red Forman being the badass part)

RoboCop Deathcount: 22 by RoboCop
Robocop 2 Deathcount: 13 by RoboCop
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Seth Gecko



Badass line: "You touch my brother with that stake, biker, and vampires won't have to suck your blood. They'll be able to lick it up off the floor."

Badass qualities:
He's the brains and the good looks behind all of the murder and mayhem that he and his brother cause.
Holds his gun like a gangters and slieghs vampires like a pro.
Its the tattoo!


Seth's Bodycount: 37

Sex Machine



Badass line:"Now, let's kill that fucking band."

Badass qualities:
Let's face it...it's only the penis gun! That's all he needs.

Sex Machine's Bodycount: 15
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William "D-fens" Foster



Badass line: "I'm goin' home! Clear a path you motherfucker!... Clear a path! I'm goin' home!"

Badass qualities:
Starts off a downtrodden working man and then does what every last one of us have wanted to do a thousand times, but won't do because of those nastly little things called laws.

D-Fenses deathcount: Another one I'll have to watch again to figure out.
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Some are good. Some are bad. Some are ugly.

I can't vouch every actor on here, or all their acting ability, but these are the best, the worst, and the nastiest badass characters out there...in my humble opinion, of course!

You won't see Van Damm, Seagal, or Stallone up here. I have found absolutely none of their characters believeably badass. Other than those guys, I'm open to suggestions!

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