Bad-Ass Character Special

And you though Kamina was the best I could bring out?

A little while agi, I saw the Movie Despicable Me. For those of you who haven't seen it, it's about an evil super-genius who adopts three little girls as part of a plot, but ends up falling for them and having his life changed completely around.

This got me thinking, this motif shows up a lot, especially in animes. I came up with a hypothesis for this: the bigger the bad ass, they less they are able to resist cuteness. Let's take a look at some examples.

During the latest Bleach filler, after all of the Zanpakutou go back to normal, one remains in spite of his master. Hisagi Shuuhei's Kazeshini. So what does he do to let off some anger? He just goes around smashing stuff, including other rouge zanpakutou. However, when he finds a baby after it's parents had been killed by one of them, he begins to take care of it, despite the heckling of the other Zanpakutou. He doesn't even flinch when he gets pissed on by the kid. Come on, it's not like there's any child services or anything, it's fricking Soul Society.
"Take good care of him."
In the end, he ends up taking a mortal wound for him, thus ending his section of the arc.

One Piece:
After the Enies Lobby arc, the crew is just strolling around Water Seven and hanging out. The resident bad-ass of the crew, Zoro, ends up getting caught up with some kids, who make him their big bro. As you may or may not know, Zoro is pretty unsociable. So when the kids mom brings him back to her house to take care of chores, Zoro Aniki is stuck having to deal with three little babies. Come on, he has three swords, and there's three kids. You do the math. Despite poorly suppressing his annoyance, he ends up saving the family in the end.

A Certain Magical Index:
Accelerator is the top level 5 of Academy City, the best of the best. He can kill anybody and do whatever he wants because he is the pet of the researchers in the city. His ability, vector manipulation, basically blocks out any outside force that he doesn't let pass... except for cuteness. One day wandering the streets, he comes upon the the tiny clone of another level 5, his nemesis, Misaka Mikoto. He is truly at a loss with this rosy-cheeked loli, calling herself "Misaka Misaka." But then again, who wouldn't be?Daww, I want one for myself. (via)
In the end, he actually does something for someone other than himself, and saves this cute little girl.

As a tribute to this heroism and the inspiration for it, I will now make "Bad-Ass Anime Character of the Week" come out once every two weeks, and in between I will be introducing my new "Anime Cutie of the Week." Bad-Ass Guys and Cute Girls. For the sake of my reputation, I hope I don't accidentally mix the two up...

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