Bruce Campbell, "Evil Dead"
When your first name is Ashley, it takes a lot more than good looks and witty banter to impress the ladies. Fortunately, Ash isn't short on either one, and while he does start off as a bit of a coward during his three-film tour, a steady lifestyle of blowing up zombies, chopping up dead friends and facing off against an evil version of himself has more or less forced the unlikely hero to grow up real fast. He's also a master of both the double-barreled shotgun and the arm-mounted chainsaw – a true role model to underachieving geeks the world over.
Definitive badass moment:
Upon discovering that the Evil Dead has possessed his hand, Ash does what any other right-minded person would do: he chops it off with a chainsaw.
Classic badass line: "Now listen up, you primitive screwheads. See this? This... is my boomstick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?"
Occupation: Sales clerk
Strengths: Wields an arm-mounted chainsaw and a healthy supply of wit and charm
Weaknesses: Cowardly and carefree
Val Kilmer, "Tombstone"
Dying from tuberculosis, Doc Holliday is frail as can be, but that doesn't stop him from being one serious badass. Doc is a dentist-turned-gambler with a mean streak, and he's as fast as anyone with a pistol. But he's no brute; Doc's an educated man, and with his quick wit and sharp tongue, he steals just about every scene he's in. He gets away with saying whatever he wants because his enemies know that when it comes down to it, the chances that they'll walk away from a gunfight with Doc Holliday are slim to none. And slim just left town.
Definitive badass moment: Holliday's illness has taken a turn for the worse. Coughing up blood and barely able to walk, Doc is still quick enough with a pistol to kill Johnny Ringo in a gunfight.
Classic badass line: Bad guy Ringo, frustrated over the fact that Wyatt Earp didn't come to the showdown, screams, "Isn't anyone here man enough to play for blood?" Holliday surprises him and says, "I'm your huckleberry."
Strengths: Loyal and reliable, fastest gun in the West
Weaknesses: Dying from a nasty combination of tuberculosis and alcoholism