@SMXLR8: I fail to see how it isn't a perspective. Everyone has different opinions on what is badass or not. Kinda part of being an individual. If you want an example, look at series like Deadman Wonderland, Reborn!, or Kenichi the mightiest disciple. All start pathetically don't initially have badass protagonists. If anything is generic, it would be protaganists that you see in your average harem series.