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Who is the most badass historical figure and why are they badass?

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Who is the most badass historical figure and why are they badass?
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Can't pick just one.
But John Basilone is as good as any I presume.
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>>285716
Hannibal Barca
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>>285716
Scipio Africanus

he kicked Hannibal's ass
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>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Carton_de_Wiart

Literally the only answer
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Spartacus B^)
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>>285716
There's a few really.

I'm pretty sure "Mad" Jack Churchill was blessed by Khorne, for example.
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Tadakatsu Honda.

Fought in every single one of Ieyasu Tokugawa's major battles, almost always in the most dangerous parts, and never even got so much as a scratch. He specficially wore a helmet with huge deer antlers so he could always be seen on the battlefield. His spear became legendary.

>His finest moment came in the Komaki Campaign (1584). Left at Komaki while Ieyasu departed to engage Toyotomi troops at Nagakute, Tadakatsu observed a huge host under Hideyoshi himself move out in pursuit. With a handful of men, Tadakatsu rode out and challenged the Toyotomi army from the opposite bank of the Shonai River. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (who outnumbered Honda by up to 50 or 60 to 1) was said to have been struck by the bravery of this warrior, and ordered that no harm come to him, his men, or Ishikawa Yasumichi, who accompanied him on this bid to buy time for Ieyasu.

Dude will never have the legacy of a massive empire or anything but he was the best subordinate a man could ask for and a badass warrior.
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Genghis. Find me someone else who went from child tribeless outcast to carving his own empire out of the two most powerful empires in the world at that time and setting up what would become the worlds largest contiguous empire.
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>>285761
Muhammad?
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>>285716
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy

For some one more famous, Patton

For a President, Andrew Jackson or TR
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>not taking on the sicilian mafia, police and socialists at the same time
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>be Garibaldi
>fight three Empires (Brazil, France, Austria)
>be member of three parliaments AT THE SAME TIME (Italy, France, Uruguay)
>be the man behind the independence of at least two countries (Uruguay, Italy)
>be the most famous man at your time
>go to London and attract a crowd greater than the one who attended queen Victoria speech.
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>>285767
>invent a religion to justify your warmongering and pederasty
I gotta admit that takes balls.
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>>285767

Muhammed barely had a country by the time he died. And most of that was inhospitable desert.
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>>285784
whoa, Salvatore Giuliano. are you a fellow sicilyfag?
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>>285753

>[citation needed]
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>as commander of the Qin army for more than 30 years, Bai Qi was responsible for the deaths of a total over 890,000 (actually far more than 1,000,000, in some version even up to 2,000,000) enemy soldiers, earning him the nickname Ren Tu (人屠, human butcher).
>He seized more than 73 cities from the other six Warring States in the Warring States Period
>to date no record has been found to show that he suffered a single defeat throughout his military career.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changping

He ordered 400k surrended enemy soldiers to be burried alive.
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Augustus. Why? muh legions

Enough said
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>>285789

>invent lovely chockie biscuit
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>>285801
>he ordered 400.000 enemy soldiers to be buried alive
>400.000
What the actual fuck, China is so full of it it's not even funny anymore.

Also, who was that guy who blinded 99 out of every 100 captured soldiers and had the last seeing one lead the rest back to their city? I can't recall.
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>>285805


Theres no chocolate in a Garibaldi.
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>>285819
Basil the Bulgar Slayer. Byzzie Emperor
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>>285836
Yeah, thank you.
The absolute madman.
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>>285761
>Find me someone else who went from child tribeless outcast to carving his own empire out of the two most powerful empires in the world at that time and setting up what would become the worlds largest contiguous empire.


DID SOMEONE SAY ZHU YUANZHANG?
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>>285819
>>285836
>>285841

Don't forget that the bulgar ruler allegedly died from a hearth attack when he saw his men back home.
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There aren't many men with the virtue and bravery to surpass the likes of Guan Yu.
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>>285819
400k included all youngs and olds from Zhao kingdom, it was a total annihilation. After that battle, Zhao never recovered and eventually be conquered by Qin .
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>>285857
Had a stroke and died two days later, actually, but yeah.
Must've been quite the sight.
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>>285761
He was descended from royalty and had support from his father's old allies in his first exploits t.b.h.
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>>285805
Garibaldi was feeding almost on faves and coffee. he used to fuck everywhere, he was a sailor so he literally fucked in every continent. when in Brazil he favoured black women (wrote in his autobiography).
when he want to Sardinia or Sicily the peasants offered him their virgin daughters to impregnate them with his thunder seed.
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>>285864
The faces on this are a mine of dank memes and reaction pics
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>>285881
>it's boring
>i'm hungry
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan

Pretty much went crazy, called himself Chinese Jesus and started the largest war ever in the eastern hemisphere because he couldn't pass a school exam.
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>>285801
how the fuck does anyone just order 400,000 people to be executed horribly
like what kind of man does that take
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>>285930
Probably thought it was justified in cowing the warring states only most fought to the bitter end and he might well have been a psychopath.
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>>285930
I think I read he was afraid they'd rebel if he let the soldiers live.
Sort of like Vlad Tepes, if you act really, really fucking horrible, maybe people take a hint and you won't have to slaughter village after village
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>>285930
1) Order all of the prisoners to dig their own graves and lay there. Least they suffer worst ways to die. The Post-Qin Chinese Rebel Hero & Warlord, Xiang Yu did this.
2) The Ancient Chinese dug up huge mines, tied cables to posts. Ordered everyone in, and then collapsed it. Qin Shi Huang did this to scholars.

Live Burial was big in Early Ancient China. Particularly because it was how prehistoric Chinese sacrificed people to their gods.
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>>285930
Quite a few people around here would take this decision- and much higher- without the vestige of a blink. You are very naive.
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>>285716
fuck Rome
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>>285999
>Quite a few people around here
Around where?
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Marcus Valerius Corvus

>6 time consul(first time at only 22 years old)
>3 time dictator
>occupied curule chair 21 times
>blessed by the gods

Read about this baddass motherfucker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Valerius_Corvus


Most badass act:

-According to legend, prior to one battle a gigantic Gallic warrior challenged any Roman to single combat, and Valerius, who asked for and gained the consul’s permission, accepted. As they approached each other, a raven settled on Valerius’ helmet and it distracted the enemy's attention by flying at his face, allowing Valerius to kill the enemy Gaul. The two armies then fought, resulting in the Gallic forces being comprehensively routed, and ending in a decisive Roman victory.
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>>285739
Came here to post this
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>>285739
Holy fucking shit.
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>>285881
>>285899
>What the fuck man why is everything all crazy colors and shit why is that horse so small and the emperor is giant why the fuck are we on a cloud I'm high as shit
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Aurelian.

Reunited a dead empire that was split in 3, beat back some barbarian hordes, erexcted walls around the Eternal City, set in motion for all the other towns in the Empire to do the same.

Re birthed Rome by himself for another two centuries and did it all in 5 years.
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if he exists, Cassius Scaeva

>roman soldier in Caesar's army
>during invasion of Britain

Left alone to guard a camp, ambushed by a shitload of Brits. They chunk darts and javelins at him, he blocks them all with his shield, then is surrounded. Kills a shitload of them, breaks several pila, shatters his helmet, ends up running, throws himself at Caesar's feet, apologizing for not dying in battle and losing his equipment

>Caesar tells him it's fine, promotes him to Centurion

>Civil War, still in Caesar's legions

Centurion's detachment (cohort) sights entire Pompeiian legion, Cassius tells his men to hold fast. He is like a bear in the middle of it, killing so many fucking men his sword goes blunt. His helmet is once again destroyed, he is shot in the shoulder and the FUCKING EYE and keeps fighting, bleeding all over the place, broke his knife off in someone and his spear. His men and him and tearing into the pompeiians, but he comes to a point that he literally cannot stand due to blood loss, or exhaustion. The enemy commander sees this and sends a detachment to negotiate his surrender. He responds by coming off a knee so hard he splits a man from groin to shoulder, then tears out the other's throat.

Caesar gives him the rank of Primus Pilus and a reward of 200,000 sesterces.

cut a man in half with a dull sword holy fuck
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