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  1. [[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Usagi_Yojimbo_119_5727.jpg]]]]
  2. [[caption-width-right:360:It's not a fair fight. Those guys are doomed.]]
  3. ->''"Man, don't you know not to mess with a sleeping wombat? ...We're like biceps with feet."''
  4. --> -- '''Digger''', ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''
  5.  
  6. When "furry" [[LetsGetDangerous loses one of its r's]].
  7.  
  8. [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism Anthropomorphic animals]] have a difficult hurdle when it comes to becoming a {{Badass}}. For one, they're usually given roles as [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick extras or side characters]]. Otherwise, they're [[{{Mooks}} generic henchmen]] or brutes for the main, noisy characters (on either side) to vanquish.
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  10. On occasion, however, one will happen upon an anthro who's taken their [[TookALevelInBadass requisite classes on badassery and come out with a 4.0]]. Not only do human heroes and villains alike find themselves in awe of their feats (often achievable precisely ''because'' they're not human), but even other members of their own race acknowledge their unique prowess. For viewers, their status as Certified Badasses makes them more palatable to those who [[{{Squick}} aren't so hot on]] {{Talking Animal}}s; and on the other end of the spectrum, those so inclined ([[StupidSexyFlanders and even some who wish they weren't]]) may find themselves taken with the unique mix of animal ferocity and human sensuality they exhibit. [[YourMileageMayVary Your mileage is going to vary on this like it does comparing a Prius to a space shuttle, though.]]
  11.  
  12. {{Badass Furr|y}}ies are anthropomorphic characters that exhibit the qualities of being a badass despite not being a human. They are so astounding that their peers, human or not, are taken aback at their feat.
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  14. See also BigBadassWolf for wolves in general and not just being a furry, and AnimalSuperheroes. Depending on how they are drawn/shown, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] may count too. May coincide with various animal related tropes like MegaNeko or CanisMajor.
  15.  
  16. Due to the fact that, at least in the west, anthropomorphic animal characters tend to inhabit children's shows, a lot of these characters are also an example of a {{Tailkicker}} (pardon the {{pun}}). Characters leaning more towards the [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism animal side]] are inclusive.
  17.  
  18. In Japanese media, you may expect these characters to be voiced by TetsuInada.
  19. ----
  20. !!Examples:
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  22. [[foldercontrol]]
  23.  
  24. [[folder: Anime and Manga]]
  25. * ''BlackCatDetective'' is like if [[TomAndJerry Tom]], instead of taking all of Jerry's shit, would just pull out his nine and bust a cap. Furry Badass.
  26. * ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has Leomon and [=BanchoLeomon=], who are both large, muscular, anthropomorphic lion men type of Digimon. Both are regarded as gentle yet cunning and fierce warriors, yet both have a rather sad fate.
  27. ** Incidentally, [=BanchoLeomon=] is left ambiguous, although a [=SaberLeomon=] does die. This is mostly due to the show's running "joke" (if you can call it that) of a Leomon dying each season. [=BanchoLeomon=] [[spoiler: simply doesn't show up at the ending along with the other characters. We can assume he went back to the Digital World just as much as we can assume he died.]] It doesn't diminish his complete awesomeness, though.
  28. *** Averted, surprisingly enough, by the V-Tamer manga - Leo the Leomon lives on despite suffering hard injuries.
  29. ** The [=WarGreymon=] family are part of the Dragon-Man Digimon species, making them anthropomorphic dragons in the Digimon world. All of them (well... [[YourMileageMayVary depending on whether you like some of them]]) are very powerful, and are generally shown as the partner of the main character.
  30. ** Early in the first series, the BigBadassWolf Garurumon evolved into one of these: [=WereGarurumon=]. Too bad this powerup soon became obsolete.
  31. *** He also later got an {{Expy}} in the form of [=MachGaogamon=] in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
  32. ** Renamon is a LadyOfWar with NervesOfSteel, proficient in FlashStep and RoofHopping, can run fast enough to overtake speeding traffic, turn her enemies into Swiss Cheese with a [[FlechetteStorm cloud of diamond shards]] and sports a pair of brilliantly subverted BlackEyesOfCrazy, which practically give her a permanent, built-in DeathGlare.
  33. * There's Sajin Komamura, known as [[FanNickname Captain Furry]] in ''{{Bleach}}'', who is one of the strongest shinigami captains StatisticallySpeaking. YourMileageMayVary though, as out of the five fights he's had in canon, he's lost three (granted, two fights were both against [[BigBad Aizen]] and he ended his fight with Zaraki early to help Yamamoto), but for his victory, he oneshotted a [[EliteMook Fraccion]]. Plus, he is a [[TetsuInada Inada furry]] so...
  34. * Kotaro of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' counts when he switches to his WolfMan demon form.
  35. ** Also the literal MamaBear from the Magical World, who has no qualms beating up {{jerkass}}es to protect her charges and [[spoiler: was a former ActionGirl who fought her way to freedom]]. Not to mention [[spoiler: her (temporal) death was an HeroicSacrifice to sace Kotaro and Natsumi.]]
  36. * The titular character of ''Montana Jones'' owns a bi-plane, has a girlfriend, travels around the world, and stop a thieving treasurer. He's like Indiana Jones mixed with James Bond!
  37. * In ''SummerWars'', King Kazuma is the avatar of a young otaku/gamer. King Kazuma, an anthropomorphic white rabbit, is quite skilled in martial arts and is generally deadly despite looking "adorable". In fact, he has become one of the more [[EnsembleDarkhorse notable]] characters in the anime.
  38. * Depending on how you view the characters of ''{{Legendz}}'' (not the humans of course), they could fit this trope.
  39. * The 90's anime ''Wild Knights Gulkeeva'' features a teenager and three other-world characters who are an anthropomorphic wolf, eagle, and gorilla. When the teenager powers them up, they suit up and become armored feral creatures.
  40. * Whilst usually just a perfectly ordinary badass, Rob Lucci in ''Manga/OnePiece'' turns into a hulking leopard man to enhance his combat ability.
  41. * Jillas in ''TheSlayers TRY''. Starts as an unlucky evil minion, but gets better after his HeelFaceTurn.
  42. * Pantherlily from ''FairyTail'', who is a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed villain]] and wields a {{BFS}}. He's also an Exceed, like Happy.
  43. * [[YuyuHakusho Kurama]] is badass all the time, [[RealMenWearPink even if wearing pink]] (the school uniform which is automatically associated with him). But if he enters his [[FantasticFoxes Yoko]] form, some as is seriouslly gonna get kicked.
  44. * Guin, of ''LightNovel/GuinSaga'' -- basically Conan with a leopard head.
  45. * Inugami and [[spoiler: Suguru]] from Tezuka's ''{{Phoenix}}''.
  46. [[/folder]]
  47.  
  48. [[folder: Comic Books]]
  49. * {{Blacksad}} is an awesome black cat detective who will ruin your shit if get on his bad side.
  50. * ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' has Beast, DependingOnTheArtist. He's sometimes drawn as a feline-headed mutant, and at times even a wolf-headed one. Technically speaking, [[LudicrousPrecision Beast is an animorphic human furry.]]
  51. * ImageComics has one of the (only few - [[NinetiesAntiHero you]] [[DorkAge know]] [[RobLiefeld why]]) good series back in TheNineties called ''The Kindred'', which are basically furries who generally teamed up with Grifter. Despite looking lite and "cuddly", the Kindred trio are generally powerful and crafty, capable of impressing even Grifter.
  52. * Another ImageComics title called ''{{The Astounding Wolf Man}}'' has the main character Wolf-man. Early in the series he was a fairly powerful superhero who soon faced many personal losses due to his werewolf curse. However, after [[TrainingFromHell a rough training]] with the Elder Brood, he recovered his senses and became more attuned with his lycanthropy.
  53. ** The fact that he teamed up with ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' and be recognized as a hero by him should already be enough to rank him as a badass.
  54. * We then have the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, where their badassery is pretty much cemented in their debut issue.
  55. ** As well as Master Splinter, their sensei, who doubles as a BadassGrandpa.
  56. * MarvelComics has ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck'', a wise-cracking duck from a different dimension. He hits on human chicks, and likes to occasionally BreakTheFourthWall. TheMovie didn't give him a proper light though.
  57. * Marvel also gives us Rocket Raccoon who is one of the VERY few characters in any Marvel universe to single-handedly defeat Thanos. And unlike others who accomplished this task like SquirrelGirl, his "superpowers" are nothing more than being a tactical genius, and being fond for solving problems by shooting them with bigger guns.
  58. ** This is '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hDjttNGgYA VERY]]''' pronounced in ''UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3''
  59. * [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Miyamoto Usagi]], 'nuff said.
  60. * Detective Inspector [[spoiler: Archie]] [=LeBrock=] from ''ComicBook/{{Grandville}}''. In fact, he's so heavily built (his luggage contains weights) for a traditional detective, and he has his ways with women.
  61. * Also under BigBadassWolf, the comic'' ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has Bigby Wolf, also a detective, also frightening, also super {{Badass}}.
  62. * On the less anthropomorphized end of the scale, there are the protagonists of {{we3}}, a cybernetically enhanced rabbit, housecat, and dog. The military comes after them. It doesn't end well for the military.
  63. * Oedi, last of the Cat people in ''Dreadstar''.
  64. * A lot of the characters in {{Kamandi}}, set in a PostApocalyptic future where animals become intelligent. Especially Prince Tuftan, who is a ten-foot-tall ass-kicking tiger-man.
  65. * Speaking of which, in ''{{Shazam}}'', Mr. Tawky Tawny is a [[FluffyTheTerrible ridiculously cutely-named]] humanoid tiger in a tweed suit and bow tie...who disembowelled [[NewGods Kalibak]] in one swipe during FinalCrisis.
  66. * Oedi, last of the Cat people in ''Dreadstar''.
  67. * Most of the cast in ''ComicBook/{{Elephantmen}}''
  68. * A number of Comicbook/{{Green Lantern}}s come to mind, with [[LizardFolk Isamot Kol]] probably being the most famous.
  69. * Young Scrooge as seen in ''TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', even though he is only half the size of most [[PettingZooPeople dog-nosed]] inhabitants of [[DisneyDucksComicUniverse his universe]]. May or may not have single-handedly destroyed a steam-boat, just by pulling on the chains he was shackled with to the boat's chimneys. Also, Scrooge is still quite spry as an old [[strike: man]] duck, in the stories playing in the present.
  70. [[/folder]]
  71.  
  72. [[folder: Film]]
  73. * The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' are badass in their own right.
  74. * [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca?]]
  75. * Mr. Fox from ''FantasticMrFox'', including his charm and slyness.
  76. * The guinea pigs that make up ''[[Film/GForce G-Force]]''.
  77. * ''Film/CatsAndDogs''.
  78. * The weasel Toon Patrol from ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit.'' They wear zoot suits and use real guns as weapons.
  79. * [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast The Beast]] is badass to the highest levels.
  80.  
  81. [[/folder]]
  82.  
  83. [[folder: Literature]]
  84. * All the warrior characters from the ''{{Redwall}}'' series.
  85. ** Especially Badgers.
  86. * Guin, of ''LightNovel/GuinSaga'' -- basically Conan with a leopard head.
  87. * Destroyermen: By Taylor Anderson, has close to a dozen. The most notable is Chack, who isn't even into his 20's yet and is the commander of the Marine Detachment onboard a WW2 Destroyer.
  88. * There's a Japanese novel called ''Guin Saga'', about a [[ConanTheBarbarian lone brutish warrior]] who has amnesia named Guin. Depending on the interpretation, Guin is either described as a man with an irremovable leopard mask (that moves like a real one) or a man with a leopard head (including the neck), so essentially he's like [[{{Tekken}} King]], only a bit more, uh, feral. The anime adaptation turns this up a notch and have leopard spots appear on Guin's shoulders as well. Obviously, Guin (and King) are homages to ''Tiger Mask''.
  89. * The [[ProudWarriorRace Kzinti]], from ''KnownSpace''.
  90. * ''CodexAlera'': The Canim. [[BigBadassWolf Fear]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy them]].
  91. * ''TheAdventuresOfFoxTayle'': Fox Tayle, who was created in a lab, escaped, and is now trying to prove his own sentience while the FBI chases him.
  92. * Several characters in S. Anfdrew Swann's Moreau series, the lead character in two of the novels is a 7-foot tall, 300 pound anthropomorphic tiger who is a [[FilmNoir Noir]] PrivateDetective.
  93. * In '''Queen Of The Demonweb Pits''' (the third volume of a Greyhawk trilogy by Paul Kidd) we have Polk. He was brought back from the dead...as a badger. He's not too pleased with being a badger, but it does give him a hell of a bite. In the opening of the book he tears a giant spider limb from limb with his teeth. After he's drank approximately his own body weight in alcohol.
  94. [[/folder]]
  95.  
  96. [[folder: Live Action TV]]
  97. * ''TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' has Doggie Kruger, an Anubian who serves as the chief of command in Earth base of SPD. Again, he's another TetsuInada furry, so it's an automatic badass for him. Also note that he spends a lot of time [[ShirtlessScene showing his fur]].
  98. * The English equivalent ''PowerRangersSPD'' also has a Doggie ''Cruger'', with a less cuddly face. To add to that: he's not only less cuddly, they re-imagined him as a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot reptilian canine badass with stoic impression and dreadlocks]]. [[http://spd.powerrangersgateway.com/images4/416b.jpg Compare]].
  99. ** He's also married as opposed to the Japanese version, but maybe because [[ShipTease it's meant for something]]...
  100. ** He's also got more {{Angst}}, and with [[spoiler: LastOfHisKind, ThereIsAnother often follows]].
  101. *** There's also the CatGirl WrenchWench, named Kat Manx. She can kick ass (or just claw it right off) when she needs to.
  102. *** And DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Silverback (Same actor as Doggie!) gets to come back in the GrandFinale and show what he's made of, as does the bird guy who was introduced as a tyrant. Sadly, the feline doctor doesn't get in on the fun.
  103. * The OldMaster in ''PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' spends most of the season as a guinea pig due to a curse from Lothor -- but he is ''still'' able to display {{Badass}}ery on occasion.
  104. * Master Sha-Fu of ''JukenSentaiGekiranger'' is even more Muppet-like than Kruger, and a martial arts master. Apparently, he and the other PettingZooPeople masters were once human until they reached a level of power that caused them to permanently take on those forms. (One must wonder what this will mean for the Rangers over time.) While all of them fit, Sha-Fu is a main character.
  105. ** This is explained as that they performed a DangerousForbiddenTechnique to defeat their generation's BigBad [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 4000 years ago]]. Eventual Geki Violet Fukami Gou also tried this on Rio at the beginning of Rio's FaceHeelTurn 20 years ago, and became a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolfman]].
  106. [[/folder]]
  107.  
  108. [[folder: Tabletop Games]]
  109. * Coalition States mutant animals in ''{{Rifts}}''. Dog Boys are ''legendary'' for their loyalty and courage. When a human sacrifices themselves for others, it's above and beyond the call; when a Dog Boy does it, ''that is completely normal''.
  110. ** Battle Cats are the most deadly "normal" commandos in the setting.
  111. ** Kill Hounds, Kill Cats, and Ursa Warriors dispense with the "normal".
  112. * This would seem to be the point of WhiteWolf's two Werewolf games, ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Apocalypse]]'' and ''[[WerewolfTheForsaken Forsaken]]''.
  113. * German game ''PlueschPowerUndPlunder'' is about [[LivingToys living]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plushies]], and, well, most plushies are non-human animals...
  114. * Speaking of {{living toys}}, ''FuzzyHeroes'' is a minatures wargame made for young children. The "bad guys" TEND to be whatever action figures you have laying around, but you use stuffed animals for the "good guy" faction.
  115. * In most editions of ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', it is quite possible to-with the right build, luck on the mutation rolls and playstyle-to create this kind of character.
  116. [[/folder]]
  117.  
  118. [[folder: Video Games]]
  119. * In any ''[[ShiningForce Shining]]'' series, there's always a badass anthropomorphic creature ready to join the cause or be playable. For instance, ''ShiningForce'' has Zylo, the [[BigBadAssWolf wolfling]], who generally has one of the best statistics in the game. And of course, in ''Shining Wind'' we have [[TetsuInada Tetsu Inada's]] very own beast king Rouen, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pirate king and emperor of a Chinese-inspired kingdom]]. In ''ShiningForceIII'' we also have [[BigBadAssWolf Frank]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Rock]], [[MegaNeko Leon]] and even the birdmen.
  120. * And speaking of ''ShiningForce'', its spiritual sister title ''[[{{FEDA}} FEDA: Emblem of Justice]]'' features recruitable anthropomorphic characters who are generally bad-ass on their own right, especially as they are actual soldiers of your faction before they join as playable characters. Even one of the two main characters is the wolfling named Ain [=MacDougal=], who fights enemies along with his human buddy (and other main character) Brian.
  121. ** One of the recruitable characters is Arby Hexzool, a humanoid black panther. He joins you after a bombing mission when you retain the Justice ranks. What makes him unique? He has high defense, yet very mobile and has a good attack... and he's wearing nothing but bandages on his forearms and legs, and a loincloth. Yeah, so he's basically nude yet he has more defense than the main characters.
  122. * Leo from ''VideoGame/RedEarth'' may count. He is a noble king who, in order to save his kingdom, got cursed into becoming a lion-headed humanoid. He still has human speech, but he has tendencies to act like a lion, making him a fierce fighter. Oh, and he wears [[ConanTheBarbarian only a loincloth and a pair of boots, with only his muscles and sword for protection and attacking]].
  123. * ''KingsQuestVI'' had [[http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Saladin Captain Saladin]], captain of the Guard Dogs, a HeroAntagonist who is fierce, noble, very serious, and a talented fighter, despite being an anthropomorphic dog.
  124. -->'''Narrator:''' The guard returns a moment later with a majestic-looking creature. Captain Saladin speaks with a voice that's gentle, but reflects a will of iron.
  125. * Ratchet from the ''RatchetAndClank'' series. He isn't impressive physically, but beating up bad guys with an oversized wrench is pretty rad... but this doesn't even ''begin'' to describe his arsenal, ranging from "mere" grenades and plasma rifles to weaponized [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] and [[GrayGoo nano-disassemblers]]. General Azimuth from ''[[RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]'' also qualifies.
  126. * Max, the four-armed, cigar-smoking robot dog from MDK2.
  127. * Eugene Gallardo, a panther, from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''. He's the only beastman who will join your party. He also acts as the adoptive father of Mao, and [[PapaWolf is very protective about it]].
  128. * ''GoldenAxe III'' featured Chronos "Evil" Lait, a bipedal black panther.
  129. * ''Many'' {{Pokemon}} count as this, but ones like Mewtwo, Lucario, and Blaziken instantly come to mind...
  130. * Several characters in ''VideoGame/StarFox'' qualify, but Wolf O'Donnell ("[[BadassBoast What's the matter, scared?]]") and Fox [=McCloud=] spring instantly to mind.
  131. * For that matter, most of the SonicTheHedgehog characters, including Sonic himself and Knuckles the Echidna, ''definitely'' qualify as this.
  132. * In the ''JakAndDaxter'' series, [[PintsizedPowerhouse Daxter]] becomes one of these after he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]]. By extension, [[spoiler: Tess, Veger, and every other Precursor has the potential to be one of these]].
  133. * Gen. Ridley in ''SuikodenII'', one of the only two useful kobolds to be ever be recruited in the game (the other being his son Boris, who will replace Ridley should he [[spoiler:die from the mission involving the undead]]). He has high offense and defense stats (though more on offense), while his son Boris has more on defense than offense (but generally has high stats).
  134. ** In ''SuikodenIII'', Sergeant Joe is a walking, talking dug warrior from a tribe of ducks. He looks ridiculous, but hits hard and is a deadly serious if caring mentor for one or the heroes of the story, Hugo.
  135. ** ''SuikodenV'' gives us the beaver army. Yes, that's right: talking beavers, who are as cute and silly-looking as you could imagine. That's until you realize they are amphibious soldiers capable of swimming out to enemy ships and ''biting holes in their hulls''.
  136. * ''FinalFantasy'' games tend to feature a non-human party-member, who tends to be a ProudWarriorRaceGuy if male and a LadyOfWar is female.
  137. ** Kelger from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' (who is actually a member of the PrecursorHeroes, rather than the main party).
  138. ** Mog and Umaro from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
  139. ** Red XIII from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
  140. ** Freya from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''.
  141. ** Kimahri from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
  142. ** The [[CatGirl Mithra]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''
  143. *** The Galka deserve an honorable mention, as they are race with many ursine qualities in their appearance.
  144. ** Fran from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''.
  145. *** And Fran's species in general, the Viera, from ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and its [[FinalFantasyTacticsA2 sequel]].
  146. ** The Miqo'te (an {{Expy}} of the Mithra) from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''.
  147. * Amphibian, not furry, and the result of a curse, but Frog from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' definitely has the spirit of this down.
  148. ** And on that same note, ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''.
  149. * Mareg of ''GrandiaII''.
  150. * Cornell fills this role part of the time in ''{{Castlevania}}: Legacy of Darkness'' and full-time in ''{{Castlevania}} Judgment''.
  151. * All the main characters of ''FurFighters'' but major points have to go to Roofus and Viggo.
  152. * The whole animal cast of ''TheSecretFilesOfTheSpyDogs''.
  153. * King Mickey, and to a slightly lesser extent, DonaldDuck and Goofy, in the ''KingdomHearts'' series...Althought they lack fur, thinkin' about it...
  154. * Deego from ''RogueGalaxy'' counts as one of these.
  155. * Koromaru of ''{{Persona 3}}''. Some people swear by him, especially in The Answer.
  156. * No one from ''SlyCooper'' on here yet? Sly is the best example but his team mates are no slouches either.
  157. * Leon from ''{{F-zero}}'' qualifies(and possibly finishes first), being that he's a wrestler, is a soccer coach, is head of an orphanage, and oh yeah, pilots a racing craft that regularly and easily goes FASTER THAN SOUND.
  158. * The Kilrathi from ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' are brutal, violent, superhumanly strong cat-people who are out to enslave the human race. Of special note is [[PunnyName Ralgha "Hobbes" nar Hhallas]], a Kilrathi who defected to the Terran side and is also noble, intelligent, and compassionate (until [[spoiler:it turns out he was TheMole and gets turned evil again with a secret code]]).
  159. * The ''Wizardry'' series allow you to create multiple badass furries. Yes, you can create a psychotic samurai dragon.
  160. * Two thirds of enemies in ''Vivisector'' are anthropomorphic animals, including hyenas with rayguns, cougars with M60s and tigers with rocket launchers. Oh, and, uh [[BodyHorror some of them look like they were sewed together]].
  161. * Sveta from ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' is a [[PettingZooPeople beastman]] that at first glance looks like a human with animal ears and feet ("[[BuffySpeak She's a kitty-dog!]]"). In battle, if you use her transform ability, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent she will change into a giant white werewolf]], boosting her stats and gaining a few extra abilities that involve either body slamming enemies or just mauling them. Or you can use her as-is, and she's ''still'' [[AwesomeYetPractical a powerful warrior and a skilled Adept]].
  162. * The Argonians and Khajiit of ''TheElderScrolls'' series are anthropomorphic reptiles and felines respectively. Depending on how the player builds their character, they can be quite the badass.
  163. * The Laguz from ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', which are basically humanoids with the ability to morph into the animal of their respective tribe (Cats, Tigers, Birds, and Dragons, [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oh My.]]). Most all of the characters fall under this trope. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters ALL OF THEM.]]
  164. * Turner in ''VideoGame/{{Lugaru}}''. Although there are other rabbits that are just as badass, none of them has the courage to [[spoiler:go up and ''kill'' the Alpha Wolf!]]
  165. * All the fighters in ''BloodyRoar'' have the power to transform into super-powered beast forms.
  166. * In ''{{BlazBlue}}'', it is mentioned that the most dangerous person on the planet is probably Jubei, an anthropomorphic cat (with the personality of a chill old ninja).
  167. * Red Savarin, the main hero of ''{{Solatorobo}}''.
  168. * [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker the Squirrel]]? When he is drunk, he urinates on his foes!
  169. * The Pandaren Brewmaster from Warcraft III.
  170. --> I bring [[IncrediblyLamePun PANDAMONIUM!]]
  171. [[/folder]]
  172.  
  173. [[folder: Web Comics]]
  174. * Most of the cast of ''LackadaisyCats'' fit this trope.
  175. * The titular heroes of ''TalesOfTheQuestor'' and ''QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' arguably fit it as well. They're small, cute, fluffy and have both kicked serious buttock.
  176. * Most of the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Jack}}'' fit this trope to a T.
  177. * The entire Bastin race from ''TwoKinds''. Their top three generals are always introduced with a BadassBoast about how they can take down a Dragon (Dragons, of course, respond with "I bet I could chomp off his head before he could bink...) or outwit a dragon (fat chance. Dragons live so long even a young one was around before bastins were even created.)
  178. ** Then there's Adelaide, the king of the Bastin, provider of the current page quote. She (yes, she's a she, the title of King goes to the best warrior of all the Bastin, regardless of gender) can kick the ass of every Bastin alive, and it shows: she's at least two feet taller than any other Bastin, and is impressively muscled. And she's at least in her forties.
  179. * {{Harkovast}}.
  180. * ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' now has [[spoiler: Bec Noir]].
  181. * Fisk Black from ''BetterDays''; singlehandedly saves his mom from being raped as a kid, serves as an [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Army Ranger]] during Desert Storm and the Battle of Mogadishu, then becomes a member of a black ops organization, during which he rescues his cousin Persia from a mob-run prostitution ring.
  182. ** And he's still at it in ''OriginalLife'', by which time he's married and has several kids.
  183. * TheCyantianChronicles: Half of the main cast. All of the main [[BigBadassWolf wolves]], as well as a few others. Also one of the villans gets double points for his CompleteMonster and BigBadassWolf status.
  184. * The demons of ''SlightlyDamned''. Sakido is one of Hell's most fearsome warriors. [[spoiler: Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome being when she went into berzerk mode and fought her way through her former comrades in hell. She was KilledOffForReal by a holy arrow to give her younger brother and his friend a chance to escape back to the mortal realm.]]
  185. * ''TheBeastLegion'': Xeus' tiger form definitely falls into this Category as seen on [[http://www.thebeastlegion.com/issue-06-page-03-untamed-fury/ this page]].
  186. * The People, a race of [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl's]] from ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. Hint: they're anthropomorphic Spotted Hyenas! Don’t mess with them!
  187. ** Even Ed manages it, and he’s such a [[IronWoobie Woobie]].
  188. ** If Digger herself is anything to go by, Wombats too.
  189. ** Lady Surka: Assassin, Pirate Queen, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dishwasher]], [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Professional Bridge Troll,]] and [[KillerRabbit shrew.]]
  190. * Both [[HeterosexualLifePartners Lucco and Guz]] from ''{{Fite}}''
  191. * Florence from ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'' falls into this category and likely BigBadassWolf too, mostly in her competence and confidence, with which she's been able to alter social structures on a planetary scale.
  192. ** She also killed a deer by unearthing a piece of tile from a walkway and bashing the deer's head in with it. And then proceeded to butcher the deer.
  193. * ''LastRes0rt'', full stop. With the story centered around criminals on a DeadlyGame RealityShow, does this surprise anyone?
  194. * The whole cast from [[ExterminatusNow Exterminatus Now]] could apply, but Lothar, Rogue and Wildfire deserve a special mention.
  195. * Bun Bun from Webcomic/SluggyFreelance. He's a smallish lop rabbit. The least effective weapon he uses is a switchblade. He's been thrown out of the UNIVERSE for being a psychotic douche bag at anthropomorphic personifications. TWICE. His plan for getting vengeance on the pyrokinetic self-resurrecting assassin Oasis involves using all the other characters as BAIT to lure her out, then killing her so brutally she'll stay dead out of pure FEAR. (Who said a BadAss has to be NICE?)
  196. * Pretty much the entire cast of Webcomic/{{Zodiac}}.
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  199. [[folder: Web Original]]
  200. * [[Roleplay/RubyQuest Ruby and Tom]], out of necessity. [[LaughingMad Red]], too, [[TragicHero in his own special way]]. [[spoiler:Even poor Stitches gets his {{Badass}} moment when he BigDamnHeroes Ruby and Tom from [[ImplacableMan Ace]], and [[MadDoctor Dr. Filbert]] might also qualify as a villainous version of this trope.]]
  201. * Nearly ''every single'' non-human main (and secondary) character in [=~Darwin's Soldiers~=] is totally {{Badass}}.
  202. * Most {{Neopets}} heroes and villains that aren't Faeries are pretty good examples, especially [[DarkIsNotEvil Lord Darigan]], [[DragonAscendant Lord Kass]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Jeran]], [[NobleDemon Kanrik]], [[GodOfEvil The Bringer of Night]], [[{{Pirate}} Captain Scarblade]], [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Jazan]], [[MasterSwordsman Swordsmaster Talak]], [[HellishHorse The Nightsteed]], [[CuteWitch Sophie]], and [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Xandra]]]].
  203. * Most of the work done by [[http://ryanide.deviantart.com/ Ryanide]] features tons of these. To put it in perspective [[http://ryanide.deviantart.com/gallery/30223657#/do57ky this guy]] could swing around a {{BFS}} like a twig, and he lost the fight.
  204. * EquestriaChronicles. Just... [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic magical talking ponies]] in a civil war.
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  207. [[folder: Western Animation]]
  208. * BugsBunny, of course.
  209. * The WesternAnimation/SWATKats, proving that you can still be badass even if you're just a pair of anthro housecats!
  210. * And also, ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', complete with GAR-related clothing that would normally not be seen on main characters for children's cartoon.
  211. * "I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am the vandal who blanks Wikipedia's 'Crime' article! I am WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck!"
  212. ** His daughter Gosalyn aspires to this. Arguably, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] already is this.
  213. * ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'', especially [[TheHero Hunter]].
  214. ** Not to mention Colleen, who can break those reinforced parking stops with her bare hands and at one point scares the evil mutant dogs away by reminding them of the last time she beat them up.
  215. * ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Shere Khan, a large tiger and CEO of his own company. He does his job well - not minding what side he picks as long as he gets the better share.
  216. * ''WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa'' has the leader of the cattle Moo Montana, who evokes the various bad-ass {{cowboy}} tropes when compared to the rest of his team.
  217. * In the second AnimatedShow, ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has, aside from the Turtles, Traximus - the Triceraton gladiator.
  218. * In ''DogCity'', the main character Ace Hart was based from [[BadassLongcoat Ace Yu]]. While Ace Hart is comical and goofy, Ace Yu is cool despite being humorous.
  219. * While Meap is BadassAdorable, Perry the Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' definitely counts as a BadassFurry.
  220. * Thun the Lion-Man on {{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' was supposed to be this.
  221. * Most of the members of the four tribes of Perim in ''{{Chaotic}}'' count as this, or at least ascribe to it, but clearly the best and truest badass of them all would be Tangath Toborn.
  222. ** [[TooCoolToLive Unfortunately, he is technically killed off at the end of the 3rd season]].
  223. * The titular BadassCrew in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''.
  224. * The ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed.''
  225. * The ''{{Thundercats}}'', of course.
  226. ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'' has a WorldOfFunnyAnimals ''full'' of these, including most of the main cast, and of the titular Thundercats, Claudus, Panthro and Grune, with their {{Heroic Build}}s and hypercompetent fighting skills, are worthy of note.
  227. * Dukey from ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. He's got some great martial art skills and a BewareTheNiceOnes side to him.
  228. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is stuffed with these, namely the Mutates, the London and Venezuelan Clans, and some of Oberon's Children.
  229. * Thirty-Thirty in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', a talking horse who becomes a ferocious humanoid warrior when he is not carrying Bravestarr.
  230. * ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': Captain Bucky O'Hare and his crew.
  231. * ''TheWuffers''
  232. * DangerRangers.
  233. * {{Underdog}}, while a bit dorky, has {{Superman}}-like powers.
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  247. Who says it only takes a single image to convey anthropomorphic badassery?!
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  249. !! Action:
  250. * [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/weregarurumon_6462.jpg WereGarurumon punching a larger Digimon]]
  251. * [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/digger_punch_4213.jpg Digger smacking down a human]]
  252. * [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rouen_3419.jpg Rouen and Souma sparring]]
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  268. * '''Basic Trope:''' An anthropomorphic animal who is also a badass
  269. * '''Straight:''' Sir Taurus the Bull is a knight in a furry world
  270. * '''Exaggerated:''' Sir Taurus is like Conan the Barbarian with horns and a tail, he basically goes around killing monsters and warlords and sleeping with the enemy's wife (Who may or may not be a human woman)
  271. * '''Justified:''' Knights are supposed to be badass and if you're a bull you're not likely  to take any guff from anybody.
  272. * '''Inverted:''' Taurus is a sissy and a wimp who likes to spend his time smelling flowers.
  273. * '''Subverted:''' Taurus makes himself out to be a great and heroic knight, however when danger shows its ugly face, Taurus turns yellow and runs.
  274. * '''Double Subverted:''' But it appears Taurus is also a cowardly lion. Even though he is terrified he does battle anyway.
  275. * '''Parodied:''' Taurus is a overly manly Bull who suffers from testosterone poisoning
  276. * '''Deconstructed:''' We learn that Taurus wasn't a {{Badass}} at all: he was just a regular bull who had gotten lucky. [[spoiler:That's why he dies in a battle that decided the fate of his kingdom. In other words, his kingdom's doomed.]]
  277. * '''Reconstructed:''' Taurus gets lucky ''again'', and he decides to become a Badass for real.
  278. * '''Zigzagged:''' Taurus switches between being a badass hero and a complete coward on a daily basis
  279. * '''Discussed:''' "Have you ever known a bull with this high a body count?" "No! I thought they were supposed to be vegetarians!"
  280. * '''Conversed:''' "That is is one tough ass Hunk of beef!"
  281. * '''Played for laughs:''' Taurus is your run of the mill Heroic Sociopath, gleefully taking out his BFS and slaughtering every enemy he sees and then sleeping with his hot cow of a girlfriend.
  282. * '''Played for Drama:''' Taurus' medieval furry world collides with the modern human world, Values clash as people wonder why all these talking animals are so focused on battling and killing, and the Animals find that humans a lazy and weak, a war between the two worlds in immanent
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