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Sep 11, 2017 11:26 PM
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so i recently started watching classroom of the elites and the mc Ayanokouji, Kiyotaka is extremely cool headed and subtle but when he gets attacked he is a badass he purposefully lowballs on tests and so on and i was looking for an anime with a mc like that someone whos subtle but when he gets threatened or when he needs to do something he can show his true self the secrecy doesnt matter as long as hes a badass yet subtle character

to add a little more info i mean a character that looks defenseless but isnt he looks completely ordinary but then when he shows his badass side he is an insane badass but then returns to acting normal once the action is done
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Sep 11, 2017 11:27 PM

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Sakamoto Desu Ga? The MC in that series is so badass/cool that it's hilarious

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Sep 11, 2017 11:29 PM

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It's an old one but the MC is pretty much what you want. If you don't wanna watch something old, there is a reboot coming out Fall 2017, but it might not be as good as the original
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Sep 11, 2017 11:33 PM

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Obligatory Berserk mention.
Atom: The Beginning had a pretty badass robot as one of the main characters. Not the best anime but it's worth a watch.
Akira too. Kaneda and Tetsuo are very badass and different than current anime characters. That one is definitely a must watch for anyone who wants to get more into anime.
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Sep 11, 2017 11:37 PM
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To love ru darkness has this main heroine called Momo .
Sep 12, 2017 12:25 AM

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Tsuna of KHR and Izuku of BnHA

They are somewhat timid but when the time called for it, they can be some major badass
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Sep 12, 2017 12:39 AM

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Look no further than these three:

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Sep 12, 2017 8:49 PM
Sep 12, 2017 8:53 PM

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"subtle cool badass"
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Sep 13, 2017 12:06 AM

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Cyborg_Icarus29 said:
Lol your comments are funny dude ex dee

What is unfortunate is that my comments are in 90% truth.
Sep 13, 2017 5:47 AM

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Swagernator said:
Cyborg_Icarus29 said:
Lol your comments are funny dude ex dee

What is unfortunate is that my comments are in 90% truth.

Let's agree to disagree Mr Eastwood.
Sep 13, 2017 5:56 AM

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You should check out Hyouka. The mc Oreki is very intelligent but be always subtle the situation that might waste his time.
Sep 13, 2017 6:49 AM

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Darker Than Black is an easy pick for what you're requesting.
Sep 13, 2017 6:54 AM

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One issekai edgelord I can tolerate since he is competent unlike most beta mc.
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Sep 16, 2017 12:11 PM
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Subtle, as in one of the more quiet or aloof types? In addition to the stuff already mentioned, I can think of Akatsuki no Yona's main character and Ryougi Shiki of Kara no Kyoukai.
Sep 16, 2017 8:48 PM

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The calmest badass I have come across is Tsukikage Ran.

She is not out looking for trouble, just wants to be left alone and drink some sake.
But also for being a woman she is often not taken as a serious threat, villains can't keep from doing their evil deeds right under her nose, or bother her in whatever other way, and she will not have that.
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