Rambo, Boba Fett and Indiana Jones are all contenders for the title.
What would happen if you took every butt-kicking, name-taking, trash-talking movie character in the history of the cinema, locked them in a steel cage and announced that only one would be coming out alive? These are the questions that your MTV News Movies team ponders in the wee hours of the morning as we lie awake in our “Star Wars” Underoos. And now, we’ve decided to find as answer once and for all.
For the next several weeks we’ll be fully exploring the toughest of the tough, all in the name of crowning the Greatest Badass of All Time. Through lists, your votes and analysis, we’ll be whittling down the contenders, leading up to the big announcement at New York’s upcoming Comic-Con.
Today, we begin the process by looking back on the heroes and villains of the ’80s and analyzing what they’ll be bringing to our battle royale against the other decades. With apologies to Gordon Gekko, RoboCop, General Zod and the others who didn’t make the cut, here are our top picks for ’80s badasses who could go all the way: