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Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby fstarcstar » Sun May 11, 2014 9:05 pm

If you had to choose one person to be the most badass individual in history, who would you choose? It can be anyone from any point in time and be measured off of any standard in your book. Death, destruction, mercy, torture, compassion I don't care, who is your pick?
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Philly » Mon May 12, 2014 5:33 am

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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Professor » Mon May 12, 2014 7:42 am

Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, or Napoleon.
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Menson » Mon May 12, 2014 2:59 pm

John Brown

He was a radical abolitionist who claimed that God told him to head out west and fight to promote the anti-slavery cause. Eventually raided the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry with 21 other guys and held it for roughly two days. That is intense. He's so awesome that he has a rap song about him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uCtxQ4Ulvc
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby eynon81 » Mon May 12, 2014 3:08 pm

this dude:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benkei

killed 300 men defending a bridge. continued to defend the bridge with his dead body because everyone was too afraid to approach it.
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Saz » Mon May 12, 2014 3:16 pm

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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Saz » Mon May 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Menson wrote:John Brown

He was a radical abolitionist who claimed that God told him to head out west and fight to promote the anti-slavery cause. Eventually raided the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry with 21 other guys and held it for roughly two days. That is intense. He's so awesome that he has a rap song about him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uCtxQ4Ulvc


Yea, guy was insane obviously, but holy shit imagine if libs today had stones like this guy. I'm not sure how he isn't much more famous, given that he was a guy who heard from god that slavery needed to be ended and set off on a one man crusade to accomplish just that. He is evidence that two wrongs can make a right. Probably one of my favorite historical figures.
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Philly » Mon May 12, 2014 3:19 pm

Is John Brown not well known?
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Saz » Mon May 12, 2014 3:23 pm

Philly2 wrote:Is John Brown not well known?


No. I mean if you know history you know him but thats like 25% of the country. This dude needs to be on a coin, or have some military vehicle names after him. How awesome would it be if the B-52 or B-2 were named the John Brown. If i wasn't a nebbish skinny fat paper pusher I would start a special forces group called the John Brown's, and we would basically just f**k up the worlds worst people. This boko haram leader would go missing and be found nailed to tree in the hinter lands, and everyone would know the JOHN BROWNS did it.

Remind me to shelve this so if i ever get into a position of authority I can push for naming something after John Brown.
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Re: Most Badass Man (or Woman) in History

Postby Professor » Mon May 12, 2014 3:40 pm

Menson wrote:John Brown

He was a radical abolitionist who claimed that God told him to head out west and fight to promote the anti-slavery cause. Eventually raided the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry with 21 other guys and held it for roughly two days. That is intense. He's so awesome that he has a rap song about him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uCtxQ4Ulvc


Under that criteria, half the medal of honor winners would qualify. Plenty of guys singlehandedly took positions, defeated the enemy, and held them. A neighbor of mine (Carrington) is immortalized in the National WW2 museum for his heroics on Iwo Jima (or Okinawa?). Basically, when he got separated from his unit, he held out against thousands of Japanese for over a month, doing hit-and-runs and killing an estimated 100+ Japanese. But, even his heroics weren't great enough for the MoH.
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