Author Topic: Badasses & Their Soft Spots  (Read 1309 times)

Sin Agog

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Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« on: February 14, 2020, 01:38:38 AM »
I remember the ex-con film critic Outlaw Vern used to have this theory that most of the best action heroes and heroines will have at least one seemingly unlikely sentimental/vulnerable thing about their character:- Chow Yun Fat and his saxamophone in Hard-Boiled, John Wick and that ugly canine, Lone Wolf and his Cub Daigaro; you could even argue that John McClaine's nude tootsies makes him qualify.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 06:42:16 PM »
Philip Marlowe and his cat.

bgmnts

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:56:45 PM »
Charlton Heston and his right to bear arms.


Ballad of Ballard Berkley

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 08:49:15 PM »
Rambo and his whittling.

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 09:04:27 PM »
Indiana Jones and his snakes (and occasional pratfalls).

McClane, I suppose you could point to his wife. All he wants to do is fix his marriage, the poor bastard!

But yeah, this is why I find a lot of Vin Diesel vehicles tedious - it's all about being ultra-cool all the time. No humanity, no joy. A teenage boy's idea of what a hero should be.

bgmnts

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 09:07:56 PM »
Surely John McClane and his feet?

Thomas

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 10:13:46 PM »
Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Western character rides horses.

Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 09:19:16 AM »
Surely John McClane and his feet?

And a wife and some planes full of men and women* her doesn't want to get crashed right into the ground



*though he is ambivalent about any animals in the hold

Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 10:25:53 AM »
Anton Chigurh and his special little coin.

chveik

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 01:26:32 PM »
Hannibal and his tea cup

Sin Agog

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 01:29:01 PM »
Butch the Boxer and his Arse-Watch.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 01:32:41 PM »
John Nada and his sunglasses.

Doomy Dwyer

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 02:07:43 PM »
Greedo's bollocks.

Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 02:19:38 PM »
Probably not a hero but definitely a badass: The Joker in The Dark Knight hates being called "crazy" or "a freak" and makes him lose his cool. Though this is probably a different thing where a villain has one thing that always sets him/her off.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 03:48:52 PM »
Probably not a hero but definitely a badass: The Joker in The Dark Knight hates being called "crazy" or "a freak" and makes him lose his cool. Though this is probably a different thing where a villain has one thing that always sets him/her off.

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bgmnts

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 03:49:36 PM »
Probably not a hero but definitely a badass: The Joker in The Dark Knight hates being called "crazy" or "a freak" and makes him lose his cool. Though this is probably a different thing where a villain has one thing that always sets him/her off.

Its called a trigger nowadays.

Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 11:30:48 PM »
Don Logans crotch.

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Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2020, 12:41:13 AM »
Marty McFly hates being called chicken doesn’t he

Re: Badasses & Their Soft Spots
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2020, 10:26:13 AM »
Marty McFly hates being called chicken doesn’t he
Only in two or three when it was needed to make you believe Marty would do something monumentally stupid.

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