The "Uncommon Badass"
In Jack Katz's chapter on, "The Ways of the Badass", he lists three integral qualities a badass must possess. These qualities are being tough, being alien, and being mean. However, the media portrays the "badass" in a variety of ways, many of them not adhering to these three standards. For example, the character Ben, from the television show, "Lost", is not what you would consider a typical badass. Is it possible to be a "badass" with characteristics that are not what Katz has listed?