Top Ten Qualities of a Badass

We have seen plenty of badasses in movies, shows, anime, novels, story books and in real life. This list outlines the some of the common qualities we find in them that differentiates them from others.
The Top Ten
1 A Badass perfectly knows their abilities and their limitations

Knowing their limitations is what gives them confidence in their abilities. They perfectly know what they can do and what they can't.

Their abilities. Good list

2 A Badass knows what he does

Well this is self-explanatory. A badass perfectly realizes whatever he/she does, there is neither luck nor extreme effort in all their works. They never take a job which they know nothing about.

3 A Badass doesn't tolerate nonsense of any kind

Anything that acts as a deterent in his/her job is what a badass can't really tolerate.

Badass: screw you *kills* haha, no nonsense!

4 A Badass always adheres to their beliefs

For a badass, there is no right and no wrong. Whatever that falls in his/her set of beliefs is correct in front his/her eyes, the rest which don't fall he/she either doesn't really care about or opposes them if necessary.

I think a badass is more likely to have an adament and relentless force to convince others what right and wrong are. They don't ignore the rules, they bend them.

5 A Badass always completes his job

Giving their best is not what matters for them, completing the job no matter what is what really matters to them.

Do or do not. There is no try.

6 A Badass never slacks off while doing their job

Sadly I am not a badass

7 A Badass never plays foul but is not afraid to do it in case of a "fighting fire with fire" situation

Heroes never play foul even if their enemies do so because if they do, they will think that will make them no different than their enemies. That's not the case for badasses. They are not reluctant to fight fire with fire if required.

Fighting fire with fire! I love that quote

8 A Badass never seeks attention

But they get attention nevertheless. They just never actively seek them. They don't care about their popularity.

9 A Badass never breaks a promise

More that they don't give up on what they set out to do, which may break some promises made to others, because nobody can keep promises to two people which would have contradictions.

Well including SHD's definition. I guess I'm a bada-word. The kind that doesn't say the a-word of course.

Never! Instead they break bones!

10 A Badass never lets their emotions get the better of them

A badass never lets their anger or fear to take over them. They always try to be calm in all kind of situations.

I could never do this one. I'm like 9/10 but how the hell am I supposed to be calm when I see a spider? I fail at this.

I thought that they do? And then be badass about it.

The Contenders
11 A Badass won't let anyone walk over them
12 Has a huge/powerful arsenal
13 A Badass has a wide smile

If anything a badass doesn't show his/her emotions. Wide smile?

14 A Badass takes risks
15 A Badass wears sunglasses

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